Site Update: Film, Sta.sh Writer, deviantART muroIn 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: Film, Sta.sh Writer, deviantART muro3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Film Improvements (Beta Testers Only)
We've made two major changes to film on deviantART! First, film is now fully compatible with Sta.sh and the Sta.sh submission process, allowing you to store and post film deviations directly from your Sta.sh. Secondly, the film player has been overhauled, and the film deviation page has been updated and rebuilt to match the same layout other deviations have, for consistency, ease of use, and better overall appearance.
Watchers Feature - Week 68To show my appreciation to my watchers, each week I'm featuring one selected deviation from each watcher in chronological order.Watchers Feature - Week 682 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are this week's features:
:iconNINO332: Fashion Girl by NINO332 :iconDerpelynn: Crimson and Azure become as the sun by Derpelynn
:iconArtIsLife88: Artemis and her nymphs by ArtIsLife88 :iconi-l-m-k: fx: AMBER by i-l-m-k
:iconmoonpeck: love not? by Melted-Black :iconDinosaursGoRoar: We'll Swing At Air by DinosaursGoRoar
:iconOniricSkull: Anastasia in the woods by OniricSkull :iconME72NL:
:iconBlackZarak: the creator of gods... by BlackZarak :iconkraveh:
FUCKING GREAT NEWS/TO BE CONTINUEDFor once in my life, not a featured journal this time. The last two weeks were crazy for me, and finally, after two years of hard work and perseverance, damnit, is a fucking pleasure to know i can dedicate my full time making all the things i love.FUCKING GREAT NEWS/TO BE CONTINUED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since that last two years i dindīt have a "normal" job, i had a really hard times, believe me, real hard, dreaming about how life can be only painting, making music... and get paid.
Shit happened. I dont know if is just a matter of luck, or perseverance, or... fuck it. But shit happened, without the help of Facebook, without Twitter and the rest of that bullshit.
So i dont leave DA, but iīll be so busy, my apologies if i dont fav or comment your new art, i donīt answer your comments and notes and all that stuff. Iīll support the artists here and outside here, watching how their art grow and hoping succes, making all my usual projects and more to come.
Maybe to say it can be silly, but damn, if now i can dedicate my days to
Cultivating Your Drawing SkillsI believe drawing skills are never innate: when someone is a natural, what they really have are remarkable observational skills and the ability to apply them in their case, through drawing (it could just as well have been espionage ). Drawing skills can be cultivated by anyone able to use their minds and hands. There are basically only two approaches to do this: theory (+practice) and observation (+studies).Cultivating Your Drawing Skills8 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Theory is a structured, organised approach, learning from someone more experienced who's laid it all out for us in a course, book or tutorial.
Observation is an organic, unpredictable approach, learning directly from the real world around us and gradually deriving principles from it.
Alone, they are both incomplete; trying to work with only one of them would be like trying to walk with one foot. Studying lays down a solid foundation, which remains abstract and limited until observation brings it to life with details and real-life application
graffiti writers"yes i know your name, but whats your message?" -GosteOnergraffiti writers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ive recently removed some ppl from my facebook due to their lack of talent and their undeserved sense of accomplishment. we all start at the same point in art and i respect that fully. yes it takes practice and determination to develop ur very own "identity" as an artist, but its the ppl who feel content doing the same nothing that get to me. as a graffiti artist i feel its easier to get caught up in the hype, to do things the same as every1 else to gain acceptance. ive always hated this, which is why my art is barely even considered graffiti in most cases. but thats quite alright with me. now im not being a fag and saying "break the mold fuck mainstream", but if ur going to force urself to walk in circles and be happy with not getting anywhere, then there really isnt any reason for me to be watching u is there? i watch ppl so i can see them grow, and apply my leanings on how I can grow myself. im guilty of the things i say, bu
Money commissions OPEN$10 for something like: orMoney commissions OPEN2 years ago in Personal More Like This
$15 for something like:
$20 for: or or
$25-30 for animation loops:
$50 for full length videos like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX0gH-hu9pY andhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfPsnorMEUA and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPc1uiFxVOk if it's more than 40 seconds it will be more xD
$50 and shipping for plushies: ( a finished one tho lol)
$50 and shipping for sculptures:
$20+ for custom designs: Design Trade w/ draghanell by lupisvulpes lunar-chan723 by lupisvulpes:thumb338698713:ObsessiveNature trade for AshBone by lupisvulpesstuff like that
(they are hard so they are priced high!) animated icons $25: Boom icon (weird) by lupisvulpesEon Icon by lupisvulpes Gideon Icon for by lupisvulpesKodi Icon for ikodi by lupisvulpes
Send me a note or message me in the comments if you're interested.
I accept paypal. :')
CONTEST! (( Please Read )) + EXTENED TIMEAlright, so earlier i made a journal about what kind of contest we have had and everyone wanted to have a mascot contest :iconallmyloveplz:CONTEST! (( Please Read )) + EXTENED TIME3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So yeah, it's gonna be a mascot contest!!
There needs to be AT LEAST 15 entries or else the contest will be canceled.
Animals, Humans, whatever! ( I prefer anthros to be honest )
R U L E S ~
NO stolen art
No boring entries.
You have to be a member to join.
When you're done with your entry submit it to the folder titled 'Mascot Contest'.
You also need to to make a journal linking back to this journal and then comment the link to the journal you made. c:
Now for the prizes ~
1st place -
100 from - chocominte
50 from - BrightenTheMedium
15 from - fatsob
A free FULL BODY request from - fatsob
Free custom from - chocominte
Full Palette custom adoptable - NewRainbow-Adopts
An Icon from - Aquadoptables
Monsterful: Fanart/Fanfic Contest | Win 4000 Pts!Monsterful: Fanart/Fanfic Contest | Win 4000 Pts!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Monsterful Webcomic is kicking off summer with its biggest Fanart/Fanfic contest to date! Participate to win up to 4000* DeviantArt Points (2000 for 2nd place) or Official signed Merchandise! Contest ends on Sep. 1st.
1.st Place: *4000 2.nd Place *2000
Participating is really easy, just follow the following steps.
Reply to this journal stating your participation.
Join the group to submit your Fanart or Fanfic. Just go right ahead and join: :iconmonsterfulfanclub:
Rules and Tips: Please make sure to follow them.
No OCs (Original characters of your own) or crossovers with characters from other series are allowed, only canon Monsterful characters may be depicted.
There's no need for your fanart/fanfic to be Summer-themed, so u
CONTEST!?YUSH :iconloveloveplz: eheh.. a contest!! and the prizes are big~ SO PLEASE READ. i'll make this short, simple and to the point!CONTEST!?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st place prize: Membership for a month + 1 full body/with or without anim.
2nd : 100 + headshot
3rd: 50 + minichibi
Deadline: October 13th ( MAY extend if needed! )
Can i add a prize?: Yes. please tell me what you'd like to add, anything thats something will spark someones intrests. drawings , points, membership :3
What/Who can i draw?: You can draw them all, 2 of them together, any pose etc etc. but it has to be my char. you can draw my char and your char together. doesnt matter! as long as 1 of my chars are in the painting!
Can i use a base?: NO, please. Anything but bases. i want true art. traditional or digital. just no bases. or your entry will be eliminated :c
What if i dont like the oc's you posted?: Well you can look threw my oc folder. if theres an oc in there you like, you may draw. but these are my favorite so thats wh
Steampunk and Sweets ContestJudges: :iconPinku-Hime::iconAirisu-San::iconLonelyFullMoon::iconYay-123::iconChiikaJr::iconDebbie-chan::iconA-Killer-Artist::iconSproutInk::icondeathlypossum:Steampunk and Sweets Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest Timeline: Starting Now - November 30th
You have to be a member
Your entry must be submitted to the Steampunk & Sweets Contest folder
All forms of art accepted except for literature
Maximum of two entries
Of course your entry must be ORIGINAL
It must be stated in the Artist's Description that your entry is for KawaiiHaven's Steampunk & Sweets Contest
You can use original characters!!
You can use KawaiiHaven's Mascot, Yosei, in your entry. You can find reference artwork of her here: http://kawaiihaven.deviantart.com/gallery/37650855
You can use the Mascot or original characters or both!!
Prize Contributors may join
Musically Inspired Design Challenge!Musically Inspired Design Challenge!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
It has been said that music is the universal language that transcends boundaries and brings people together all over the world. Our challenge to you is to create a design for a T-Shirt that is inspired by music! Tune in, turn up the volume, and explore all the octaves. Designing never sounded so good!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantART T-Shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose three designs from the highest-voted submissions.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on T-Shirts for all to see and buy!
Entries should display an original image or images that show music through art. Use notes, instruments, or musicians -- anything that shows what music means to you. For more inspiration on the deviantART Design Challenge, check out the
Draw my OC contestAll the cool kids are going it, so let me hop on this bandwagon.Draw my OC contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's exactly what it sounds like. You draw my OCs, and if I like your drawing best (or second best, or third best) you win *prizes*, but before I get into all of that...
Rules and guidelines
Let's keep it PG-13. No gore or heavily sexual material please.
Alternate outfits/genderbends that you design yourself are fine.
2 entries maximum.
Must be a finished piece (no lineart or sketches) that was created specifically for this
You don't have to advertise this (but if you want to, thank you very much!), however please mention the contest in the artist description.
You don't have to watch me if you don't want to. I've been getting a lot of watchers lately, and I'm not sure if it's because of this, but don't watch me if you don't want to. If you take a place, I will inform you.
Please link me to your entries. If you don't, I won't know about it, an
Crossover Contest. READ!That's right! Thanks to the suggestions, there will be a contest.Crossover Contest. READ!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. No Mature content.
2. Yoai & Yuri are allowed as long as it follows rule 1.
3. Don't troll people, you must be nice.
4. If you break any rules, you will be removed from the group.
5. You must be in the group to enter.
6. Have fun.
7. If you win, you will promoted to contributor. I'll make the final decision.
8. It must be a crossover. (A.T + anything you want!)
Some people are jealous of me..Not just one person, but others too. I know.Some people are jealous of me..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It feels like, just as fast as the spam came, broken hearts, blind, sad deviants ranting about how much they 'suck.' ....I don't like that word. Don't you EVER
say that word to me! To the world! Because your art doesn't suck, it's a 'Work In Progress.' Do you get what I mean? People don't understand that they can IMPROVE. Sure it takes a while, but look at me!
2012 July 18th
2012 September 23rd
2013 June 22nd
DO YOU SEE I'M IMPROVING? IF YOU PRACTICE SO WILL YOU! O:<
The original species - styleUPDATE: Yeah, all the things below pretty much apply to all art here nowadays.The original species - style4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't really know how to dive into this subject or does it really need any preface. So here we go, fasten your seatbelts.
The number of original species is increasing every day and there is one thing many of them have in common. They're drawn in a similar style. They may look very different otherwise, anatomically but the techinques that are used to draw them look very much the same. Not all original species but a large number of them.
I've also noticed that some people draw other people's original species imitating the creators style even if it's nothing how they'd normally draw, and I wouldn't be able to tell them apart if the piece didn't have their name on it. Some of these people even start losing their own style little by little when they transport this ''adopted style'' to other art as well.
I don't know if any of this is happening subconciously and I'm certainly not attacking anyone for
Tutorial Tuesday: FacesOkay lets draw some faces! Before we jump in let me just say that this tutorial is for the general guideline to draw faces. Every human being is built a little different so even though I'm going to give you a guideline on how you should draw faces, know that these are the average proportions. As in if you took every human being on the planet and averaged their proportions you'd get something like this. But individuals will have eyes that might be slightly farther apart. or noses that are longer etc. So use these as a starting point then exagerate certain features to create you're own unique looking character.Tutorial Tuesday: Faces3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also this tutorial is for those of you at the starting level, for those of you who have no idea how to draw a face properly and you've just been drawing features haphazardly and hoping for the best.
So lets start:
1. The Head
So i've talked about breaking down thing you want to draw into basic shapes in the past. In fact i di
Cathedral Of NatureLouie Schwartzberg: Witness to Nature’s Winged Struggle for Our Survival. Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi word meaning “life out of balance.” It was also an amazing documentary film utilizing slow-motion and time-lapse photography of cityscapes and landscapes across America to beautifully, although disturbingly, depict our modern society’s growing unbalance.Cathedral Of Nature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fri Dec 30, 2011, 9:11 PM
Louie Schwartzberg: Witness to Nature’s Winged Struggle for Our Survival
Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi word meaning “life out of balance.” It was also an amazing documentary
film utilizing slow-motion and time-lapse photography of cityscapes and landscapes across America to
beautifully, although disturbingly, depict our modern society’s growing unbalance.
View *louieschwartzberg second video, “Wings of Life” on YouTube
Cathedral Of Nature (cont.)
Valentine Heart ContestValentine Heart Contest2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Valentine's day is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than participate in this brand new
contest encouraging you to literally see hearts in anything and everything. Inspired by Drew Barrymore's recently released Photograhy
Book called Find It in Everything — this contest challenges you to look beyond the obvious and find abstract heart shapes in everyday and ordinary things.
For an example of what exactly you're looking for, read on!
I found a heart at the beginning of the year whilst browsing shop aisles for a mirror. It had an imperfection, a tiny little heart on the bottom corner, but I fell in love with it anyway. I decided to take the collage approach and use two images to showcase where and how I found my “heart.” You can do exactly the same! Or you can have a singular image that shows a heart... whatev
Abstract and Surreal DDs for JuneAbstract and Surreal DDs for June3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I hardly need to abstract things,
for each object is unreal enough already.
Enjoy this summary of last month's DDs for Abstract & Surreal Photography:
Pipes by Laura-Backeberg
what lies behind the wall by farbanomalie
Ferris Wheel in Santa Rosa by feverish-eye
Lejania de imagen by alonsio
Long way home by PawelMatys
Palm Acid Blue Tint Mars by DocSonian
Last sun by ambrosia3
5 minute sunlight by tayaiv
YIN-YANG Print version 2 by imperterrito
Rising by JUNE900310
It is you by marialittle
Until Dawn We Dance by AiniTolonen
4085-1 by TurtleTea
infinite suns by kaotikgrl
Time and a Half by reydoo
the departure bw by LostOneself
Home Tree - infrared by MichiLauke
Thank you very much for sharing your fantastic artwork!
Please add this feature to yo
500 points giveaway!Hello!500 points giveaway!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How are you?
I'll give away 500 points to 5 random people.
All you have to do to enter the contest is favourite this journal, and the winners will be decided randomly from the list of favourites.
Every winner will get 100 points.
Click fav and wait until 21. March 2012.
You may win 100 points...maybe not...it's worth a shot!!
Flash Fiction Month July 2012PrefaceFlash Fiction Month July 20123 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
This article is written for #LitResources. Our goal is to be a collection and creation station for all resources pertaining to literature on deviantART. This article will focus on Flash Fiction Month! It will include information about what specifies flash fiction, activities around dA for flash fiction month, and links to resources revolving around FFM activities.
If, after reading the article, you have more information or resources to add, please leave your thoughts in a comment! And don't forget to this article to help spread the word.
What Is Flash Fiction?
Put simply, flash fiction is a very short story. Lengths can vary from as few as six words (i.e. Hemingway's famous Baby Shoes) to a thousand, sometimes more. It depends largely on the outfit for which the author decides to write a piece of flash fiction. For the
ART CONTEST, WIN 1000 POINTSbeep boop.ART CONTEST, WIN 1000 POINTS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I decided to start a contest, where you can win a 1000 POINTS.
So no art from me, because my hands are already full, hahaha.
-WHAT TO DO-
You are to draw one of my OC's in a Halloween-themed drawing. http://wormcare.deviantart.com/gallery/26941193
(you are allowed to draw multiple OC's though, as well adding your own to it.)
You're allowed to use any media you would like to (although I can't accept writing pieces, it wouldn't be fair since I also have a terrible taste in books and such).
--- RULES ---
- You're only allowed to submit two entries
- You're actually allowed to draw my characters dead for this contest, gore is more than welcome too!
- No sexual content, pl0x. <3
- Actually TRY on you entry, I will judge from art skills and originalty.
- Do not use bases
- You're more than allowed to draw them as another species!
- I think that's all. c:
--- DEADLINE ---
The deadline is currently o
ADORABLE FEATURESI've decided to start featuring the cutest things on deviantArt. This journal will consist of twenty of the most adorable deviations in Gotta-Be-Cute's gallery! Everything I favorite from the group will get featured next month and so on! A single person might get featured more than others because it's all based on the deviation and what I perceive as cute. Please do not feel slighted. I am not trying to favor anyone.ADORABLE FEATURES3 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the phone by Blind-Kidd brush by IShot-U Soaring Dreams by kankitsuru :thumb309564726: :thumb309550225:
:thumb310039664: i wonder. by pikaira Elexandra by awdrie :thumb310908705: Ice Cream by chibi-pukumaru-chan
If you've been featured please check out everyone else's work as well and share the love!
You may requests features, but I still have to find the deviation adorable or it will not be added. If you want to request please request her