'Thank You' Feature #4Hey guys!
I just thought I would update (since I have more time and everything - YAY!). Everything's pretty good, puppy is healing up for the most part. Life is just going along. Still looking for graphic design jobs. Speaking of which - if anyone is looking for a graphic designer, I will work remotely for you! Any time of the day and pretty much dirt cheap pay because I want experience .
Other than that, nothing really exciting has been happening. I'm hoping within the next month or so I can take a trip to the zoo and get some shots. I haven't been to the zoo in actually... two years?? TOO long for sure lol. To be honest though, our local zoo is really small and with the economy, the variety of animals to see is getting smaller too.
Anyways, hope everyone is doing well.
I do these every so often because I don't have time to in
Photography Troubleshooting: Snap to ProThis week we bring you another issue of Troubleshooting for Photographers, to hopefully give you some tips and explanations behind how to make your Photography look that little bit more professional. Aeirmid noted that while there are a lot of folks in the photomanipulation community who enjoy taking photographs, there is also a great desire for people to learn a bit more about how to make them look more professional.Photography Troubleshooting: Snap to Pro2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Firstly combining the elements of many of the articles that have already been written in this series (see the bottom of this article for links) will assist anybody in gearing their photographs up to look more professional. However IsacGoulart summed it up quite neatly with this rather epic quote...
“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph."
Getting your work up to some sort of standard is always tricky. Especially if you are setting the standar
Getting the Most out of dA: CommentingUsually, when you read something involving 'Commenting', you think of deviations and the commenting platform that allows other members of the community to voice their thoughts and opinions on the art shown. However, what is pretty evident, and something that most of us may forget, is that deviantART runs on the ability to give and get comments, be it on pieces of artwork, our profile pages, forums, and everywhere else in between.Getting the Most out of dA: Commenting1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In a sense, without the ability to give and get comments, deviantART wouldn't be much of a website, much less #1 of online art communities around. Comments are not solely the cause of what makes deviantART what it is, but it has a huge impact on a lot of things. By giving and getting comments, not only do we interact with other members to really make this a community, we also have the ability to get our voices heard.
It's quite an odd concept with us all facing screens, typing out our thoughts and opinions, but one thing we shouldn't forget is that commen
Stylenoir Magazine InterviewAs part of the ongoing Fashion Photography Project Educate Week I'll be doing a series of interviews with Industry Experts - people who are established within the Fashion Industry and with whom Fashion Photographers can expect to work with.Stylenoir Magazine Interview2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the first of those, an interview with James Joseph, Editor in Chief of Stylenoir Magazine.
Hi James, introduce yourself to the lovely masses of dA, and tell us a little about Stylenoir Magazine (and your role in it) for everyone unfamiliar with it!
Stylenoir is the world’s largest dark style magazine. A platform to inspire and create, but most importantly represent the macabre and gothic foundations of creativity and style.
I founded Stylenoir in 2009. Three years on I now sit as Editor In Chief with a core team of three others, over half a million users and some of the greatest companies in the world representing us, includin
Photography Troubleshooting: The Watermark FAQ"How do I protect my photography and art in general?"Photography Troubleshooting: The Watermark FAQ2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"As Eitvys200 pointed out, at least 1 journal per month makes it to the top of the list and is about stealing art. Sometimes this is something small such as posting a piece to facebook, other times you see hoards of pieces on a website selling wallpapers or something similar. Regardless of how it happens, or where, it can hurt just as much to see your hard work disregarded and especially someone else profiting or taking credit.
Protecting work is a huge deal for some people, and not for others. It depends entirely on your outlook - how you view your work and indeed whether or not there needs to be some constrictions on it due to the content being a child, or family member. But how do we protect our work properly from art theft and wrongful use? The simple answer is you can't provide for every eventuality. Even if you upload your work to a website where right click -> copy is disabled,
something a little worryingRecently I've noticed an increase in the number of profiles on here, usually created by people in countries like Argentina, Chile and Mexico, which are dedicated to uploading celebrity "edits" and downloadable packs of icons and other resources. It's like a sub-community who mutually watch each other, predominantly comprised of Spanish-speakers, who all have this very similar style and gallery format.something a little worrying1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Creating "celebrity edits" is against dA's rules as it is, but as that isn't violating the copyright of other dA artists it's not so much my concern. What is worrying is the fact some are uploading my stamps and icons (often along with other artists' work, too) as 'packs' for others to download and use. Some do say that I made them in the description, but tend to demand that you give them credit - and I have never once been asked for my permission. This handful of people seems to have no regard for the rules or actual copyright law, and I just hope there aren't many more of
How is your Chroma?As artists we all know that color is our friend, whether full spectrum, monochromatic, or simply black and white. But knowing just how to use this very special friend can be frustrating at times or just downright confusing (trust me, I've been there plenty before!) This blog is for those of us who work traditionally (not to worry my futuristic friends, I'll be writing a blog specifically for you as well!) Here are some terms you need to become acquainted with: chroma, value, tint, shade, and intensity/saturation.How is your Chroma?1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
What is Chroma?
Chroma is the Greek word for "color", it refers to the purity or intensity of a color.
What is Value?
Value is the lightness or darkness of a color.
What is a Tint?
Tinting a color means lightening it by adding white.
What is a shade?
Shading a color means darkening it by adding black.
What is intensity and saturation?
This refers to the strength of
2013 #devart eWeddings Wrap-UpWhen all is said and done, the vows have been made and immediately broken, the chatroom's been swept up, and the privclasses reorganized, it's nice to look back on the event with fond memories. In that light, we remember the crazy happenings of February 14, 2013, a day we saw love so pure and simple, and a day we saw two people get left at the altar.2013 #devart eWeddings Wrap-Up1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Contrary to tradition, or maybe it's a new tradition, we held two separate ceremonies, one at 2pm PST and one at 5pm. You can view the full logs for each timeslot here: 2pm and 5pm.
Thank you for everyone who attended, who got married voluntarily, and who grudgingly accepted their forced marriage. I hope you all had a wonderful time and we hope to see you again next year!
The Happy Couples
Thoughts about Photography - part 1In here you will find a few examples of works specific to different types of Photography, followed by various artists' opinion about what they think it's most important regarding their art and how to make it. You will come to see that while on some types of Photography many artists have similar opinions, on others their thoughts differ a lot, so read them all carefully and enjoy the article! - lintu47Thoughts about Photography - part 12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Abstract & Surreal
AndyDragonPark says: "Abstract Photography is not something people immediately think about when you tell them you are a photographer. Most people ask " do you do landscapes, action, portraits or weddings". The truth is I do all these things but my favourite is Abstract Photography. Many definitions on abtract art will tell you that an abstract is one without a
I am disappointed - a reason to leave this website(http://fav.me/d5w9nhs to the petition)I am disappointed - a reason to leave this website1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Dear dA staff, I am highly disappointed with you.
I thought this forum was about "Art".
I thought I could enjoy and share art with others here.
But what kind of forum is it, when it is allowed to spread your political hate-message as a holocaust denying Nazi?
What is the "report" button for, if even explicit crime is not considered violation?
What does somebody have to do to get banned at all?? How much does it take you to react?
Does somebody need to get murdered before you guys do something?
I know I will most likely not be able to reason with Nazi members and that I should ignore them.
But you as the admins have the power to do something about them.
You have the power to get rid of them.
I don't understand why you let them unharmed.
How are they considered worthy artists?
How are they considered constructive members of this community?
Thier nature is destructive and all they do is hailing the most destructive ideology of them all.
I HATE THIS ACCOUNT...You're on the DA front page, browsing as much as you can. You try to soak in all the different varieties of great art from photography to paintings, the colors and skills that many of the different artists are pleasing and impressive for the most part.I HATE THIS ACCOUNT...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
That's when you run into it.
A black monolithic square box that almost takes up all your monitor space when you look at it. It's huge, unappealing, artistic only to a hardcore Andy Warhol, and it has a message it want to share with you. A "cry" for help that screams like a teenager who watches too much angsty anime and listens to too much Linkin Park and Evanescence. You wonder who the hell made this ugly travesty and how it got to the TOP of the most popular in the last eight hours category.
You click to the artist's gallery: THEY'RE EVERYWHERE, And all of them have immense amounts of views and likes. Comments are not allowed on any of them. Those who speak their mind and dislike this account are blocked.
This atrocity is known as Dev
Stolen Art and How to Find ItPicture if you will that it's an ordinary day, you're goofing off on deviantArt with nothing to do, and suddenly, right there among "Newest Art", you see IT. One of the most beautiful images you've ever seen on dA. An image that just begs you to click it and fullview it. Of course, you simply must fave it - you can't bear the thought of another minute without that gorgeous photo of Delicate Arch or that beautiful watercolor mermaid or that super-hot fanart of Jessica Rabbit somewhere on your profile.Stolen Art and How to Find It6 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Did you ever stop to think that maybe you're dealing with stolen art?
Probably not, but your jaw might have dropped at the suggestion - what if that awesome photo or digital painting or vector you just faved WAS stolen? Unfortunately, the Internet being what it is, there are very few ways to be completely sure any given image wasn't stolen. But here are a few tips to determining whether or not it was.
1. It's in a stupid gallery.
By a "stupid" gallery, I don't mean slightly off - photos th
Factory dolls are NOT whoresHi guys!Factory dolls are NOT whores1 year ago in Personal More Like This
first, I really appreciate your comments about my repaintings, you told me a lot you like how I give her a sweeter touch, but also I've read too many comments saying their factory makeup and clothes make them look like bitches, sluts, whores etc (and not only monster high, also bratz and barbie dolls). and I have to say I completely disagree.
Companies make llamative dolls with a lot of colors because they want to sell, and it's easier to sell a glamurous doll than a natural doll that looks like any girl you can find walking in the street. They know how to make buisness, and they do it perfectly.
Now, the image they give:
a lot of people say that kind of dolls aren't appropiated for little girls. I don't know what they mean exactly with little girls, but as I know the monster high dolls have like 1600 years (except Frankie, who is 16 years old, but I don't know if there's more exceptions), what translated into human years is 16 years. A 16 years old girl isn't very "little" to
Site Update: deviantART Mobile, Prints IntegrationIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: deviantART Mobile, Prints Integration2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The New deviantART Mobile Site
One of the most common requests from the community has been to update deviantART's mobile site. By popular demand, we've released a brand new version of the mobile site! The site is officially supported in the default browsers for the iPhone and Android phones and tablets.
Instead of developing two separate versions of the site—a desktop version and a mobile version—we've formatted the desktop site to fit into a mobile browser. This allows the mobile site to offer many more features than th
The New Submit Art PageImportant notice: This particular feature is being A/B tested -- meaning that we're comparing the effectiveness of two different versions of the feature. If you're a Beta Tester, there's a 50% chance you'll either see the new or old version of the Submit Art page. This is expected behavior and there's no way to switch between the two groups.The New Submit Art Page2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Today, we're bringing you a complete revamp of the Submit Art page! While the Submit Art page you're familiar with has been a long-standing part of deviantART, the new Submit Art page is designed to be more intuitive, user-friendly, and up to date with deviantART as it is today.
You now have several options for uploading your art! You can upload a file from your computer, select a file from your Sta.sh, or create a text document, all from the Submit page. Once a file has been uploaded, selected, or creat
Photography Troubleshooting: NoiseThis series of articles aims to answer the questions of Photographers on deviantART who have burning issues with their cameras. Have an issue? Leave a comment at the end of the article and we'll do our best to help you figure out the answer. Additionally if you have information that could help someone out - let us know!Photography Troubleshooting: Noise2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I would love to figure out how to reduce the noise on my camera.
I'd love to drop kick it off of a very high cliff, but then I wouldn't
have a camera at all. It may just be because the camera is a POS
"Noise is a characteristic that can be mitigated with numerous techniques.
Noise is all about how much light a camera can capture above its inherent noise floor (the natural noise that the sensor and electronics will always make regardless of what you do), the more 'signal' there is above the noise floor, the less visible the noise will be.
Based on the EXIF information on your imag
Back to Basics Photography - Understanding RawdSLR cameras and most bridge cameras have the option to shoot in raw, but what exactly is it and what are the benefits? Let me attempt to explain.Back to Basics Photography - Understanding Raw2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A camera raw file contains all the data that is captured when the shutter button is pressed whereas a JPEG is compressed and a lot of the data is lost. They are often called digital negatives as they serve the same purpose as the negatives in film photography; they are not ready to be used as the final image, but hold all the information and data needed to produce one. This all means that you are left with a higher image quality which also allows you to have more control and manipulate more parameters than a JPEG. All of the metadata is also still in tact, meaning that the original state can always be referred back to if needed.
So, surely you want to see the difference, right? Well you're in luck.
Top - straight out of camera (SOOC) raw. Bottom - basic adjustments done in LightRoom raw.
This can ei
Common Misconceptions: Copyrights and YouHi peeps! In this “Common Misconceptions” blog we’ll be tackling more copyright issues as they pertain to us artists! This can be somewhat confusing territory, so getting the right information is key to knowing how to effectively protect your work and rights. *Please note that all of the information here applies to the laws in the United States Copyright Office. If you do not live in the US, be sure to review your country’s laws on copyright*Common Misconceptions: Copyrights and You2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have to register for a copyright to own the rights to my work
In the simplest terms, if you made it (and it’s 100% original work) you own the rights to the work. In fact, anything you make that you do not sell the rights to is copyrighted to you for a whopping 70 years after you kick the bucket. If you were commissioned to do a work and retain the rights, that work is copyrighted to you for 95 to 120 years after you
Stock Use Feature - SeptemberLook at the awesomenessStock Use Feature - September10 months ago in Personal More Like This
apocalypse by puppet-soul ALL OF MY FLAWS by luxluciferno Butterfly Escape by Shirokibo Attempt by DelanLovesPie
Walking in my Castle Yard by JiaJenn31 Indecision by LadySerenataArt
When You Are His, You're His by Shaunisbacknow Sharon Den Adel (wallpaper) by Ariella-melina Outskirts by Krisorro
19yo Florent Courty Captures Nature's WondersFrench photographer Florent Courty is 19. He started teaching himself photography 4 years ago. This is where he's at:19yo Florent Courty Captures Nature's Wonders1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Mystery Keepers by FlorentCourty
Epic Storm from the Ruins by FlorentCourty
Golden Dream by FlorentCourty
Beginning of the Cold Season by FlorentCourtyFiery Momentum by FlorentCourty
Fantasy Realm by FlorentCourtyWilderness' Magic by FlorentCourty
La Magie d'Ayguebonne by FlorentCourty
Forest Realm by FlorentCourty Remains from the Past by FlorentCourty
Everlasting Autumn by FlorentCourty
Just in Time by FlorentCourty
Spring Celebration by FlorentCourty
'Smash The Hate' Campaign Gains TractionAfter just 24 hours the "Smash the Hate" campaign is gaining real traction. Some 21 groups have published it (many at their request), more than 600 deviants have viewed it, and nearly 50 have faved it.'Smash The Hate' Campaign Gains Traction1 year ago in Personal More Like This
More to the point, the overt Nazis on dA are feeling the heat, just like they did in Dresden: I'm getting spammed like crazy which is a clear indication that they are anxious about what lies ahead.
They should be.
Despite the assertions of some of them that they can't be touched because dA is based in California and the anti-hate laws to which I referred in the original post are European, this is not the case. There have been a series of successful legal actions launched in Europe to force U.S.-based web entities, including Yahoo, to pull down pro-Nazi content, to reveal who the Nazis are who use their services, and to otherwise interdict their efforts to spread their hate using the protections that democracies afford their citizens, but that Nazis don't.
The following article by Alin
Commission Infomation - Welcome to InquiryCommission ability status: Welcome to Inquiry. THE IDEA HAS TO INTEREST ME!!Commission Infomation - Welcome to Inquiry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Taken 7/27/14 -
2. Taken 7/28/14 -
For linden prices, use this https://secondlife.com/my/lindex/buy.php
For deviantart points, let me know if you want to pay that way. I will set up a commission widget for you.
~single character, full body
Cutie Mark - $1 or 100 points http://varaann.deviantart.com/gallery/45064073
Sketch - $1 or 100 points http://fav.me/d6f1lsc
Sketch w/ sketchy speedpaint coloring - $1.50 or 150 points http://fav.me/d7ailoh
Lineart -$2 or 200 points http://fav.me/d6fy43a
Lineart w/ flat coloring - $3 or 300 points http://fav.me/d6y8rj7
Lineart w/ cell coloring - $4 or 400 points http://fav.me/d6h9ht8
Lineless detailed shading - $15 - $20 or 1500 to 2000 points (based on complexity of character) http://fav.me/d6y8r1c
MLP Busts (Head and neck)
Concurso de Halloween OPENHola soy el Co-Fundador :iconjim-alex: les vengo a presentar nuestro nuevo concurso de Halloween , es el primero que organizo así que espero que salga bien jeje , ahí van las reglas :Concurso de Halloween OPEN2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1º El tema "Halloween"
2º Cualquier medio es aceptado
3º Sólo dos entradas por miembros y ser MIEMBRO del grupo :icondeviantworld-esp:
4º Si vas a cambiar de entrada mándame una nota para que te lo cambie
5º He creado una carpeta especifica para el concurso que es la siguiente http://deviantworld-esp.deviantart.com/gallery/39767897
6º Podrás ver las entradas en mi carpeta de favorito también http://jim-alex.deviantart.com/favourites/52011389
7º Se premiará a la originalidad y técnica
8º Fecha será del 27/09 al 25/10 , para que los jueces tengan 5 días para elegir los ganadores
Ahora lo importante de todo concurso los premios ^^.
100 por :iconjim-alex:
15 por :iconJakeukalane:
Great Britain 2012With the aim of shooting some Scottish Landscapes in dynamic weather I started my trip to Great Britain in mid-November and traveled for about 5 weeks trough the country. My journey took me from the south coast of England via Northumberland to Scotland. In Scotland I traveled from the Isle of Skye to Caithness, Torridon and Assynt. As expected the weather conditions were very contrary (snow, sun, storm, rain). The exposed position at the Atlantic Ocean is responsible for the unpredictable weather in western Scotland. Often it's possible to experience several seasons within one day. Although it often wasn't very easy to keep my camera dry, I was rewarded with a variety of spectacular sunrises and sunsets.Great Britain 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
CHALK CLIFFS AND NORTHUMBERLAND
The first part of my UK series shows images of the chalk cliffs in southern England, and Calais and castles in Northumberland.
ISLE OF SKYE - SCOTLAND
In the second part of my UK-series
Digital Commissions- OpenHi, this is Laura aka Lilith-the-5th.Digital Commissions- Open2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I do digital chibis, semi-realistic portraits, coloured lineart, reference sheets. I also do covers and illustrations for books and cards, graphics, fonts. If a picture is provided, I can also make paintings from pictures- both realistic and with fantasy elements.
Aceos and traditional commissions will be open in the future.
Cash/Point Commissions are OPEN!
Reservation slots are OPEN!!
1- Poetic-Dragon --starting to colour
2- EiraBlair --making the lineart
3- werewolfgirl-90 --making the lineart
4- RunThroughTime --starting to sketch
-- maxaxe --slot for September
-- LaucianTG --settling down details
-- GreenGimmick --settling down details
-- To reserve a slot, ask me!