Excellent Offsite Resources - Big Kind GovernmentCreating this journal in the hopes of providing artists with extra leads for high quality resources that might otherwise be ignored. More specifically from government websites that many people shy away from because the last thing you want is government knocking on your door for copyright infringement.Excellent Offsite Resources - Big Kind Government10 months ago in Personal More Like This
A list I hope you may help me to expand, with the understanding that government sources should always be credited if only as a matter of common courtesy to give credit where credit is due. And that everyone should read the fine print on any gover
How to be a respectful member in a GroupCommunity WeekHow to be a respectful member in a Group4 months ago in Personal More Like This
The majority of us are members of groups, and while we might have different reasons to join, and different things expected of our membership in said groups, it is important to be a respectful addition to a group, and to our community. Here are a few tips on how to be a respectful member of your groups, even when you become frustrated by whichever situation might come up.
In regards to submitting your art:
Of course submitting your art is one of the main purposes of joining a group. However before you jump into things and start sending out a million art submissions to various groups, you should pay close attention to each individual group's rules and guidelines! There is no room for assuming things when it comes to groups, each group has its own set of guidelines, and they might wildly differ from what you expect! So read the info they provide, or send a note to ask a question, but don't just ignore it all and spam your art in places it might not e
Community Feature Project: If I Could DDHave you ever wished that you could pick a Daily Deviation Feature? I'm sure we've all seen an amazing piece of art or stock that we wished could have a bit more exposure. Well, this is your chance! This December we are encouraging you to feature your fellow deviants with a journal of images that you would feature as a Daily Deviation if you could. So let's embrace the Holiday Season and spread some good cheer by joining in and featuring our community!Community Feature Project: If I Could DD2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Game Plan
Create and publish a journal feature of images that you would choose for a Daily Deviation Feature from your preferred gallery.
(i.e. Stock providers would feature images from the Stock & Resources gallery. Photomanipulators would feature manips, etc.)
When your journal feature is live, link it back to your Community Volunteer's Community Feature Project Journal in the comments area.
(i.e. Stock providers will link to this journal. Photomanipulators will link to AbbeyMarie's jour
After the dreamWell. The museum exhibit ended on Sunday, and I went to pick up my paintings today. My thoughts are very full right now about the experience.After the dream1 week ago in Personal More Like This
For those that don't know, I was fortunate to be chosen as one of the artists exhibited at the Springville Museum of Art, for their exhibit on religious and spiritual art in Utah. A friend of mine found out about the exhibit and pushed me to enter, and so I did and was honestly surprised to be chosen. I am an atheist, and my take on spiritual subjects comes from the viewpoint of a nonbeliever, using metaphores to handle complicated subjects. I wasn't sure if they'd like that at all.
The day I got the email that I got in, I literally screamed. I flailed, I jumped out of my chair and danced. I called all of my loved ones and squeeled to them. For me this was the culmination of the ultimate dream. You see, when I was in art school, illustration was a dirty word. They always said, you'll know if you've made it when you are in a museum. Not a gallery,
.the coarse voice of autumn.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
scrapes against me
so i nail it to the door
(nobody comes around here anymore)
Exploring Art: 54 FailureHey guys. So I'm leaving for SLCC in about an hour, and I don't know about you, but before every single con I get a case of the nerves. I get shakey, I get anxious, and then the inevitable thought pops into my head...Exploring Art: 54 Failure5 months ago in Personal More Like This
What if I fail. What if I am not good enough.
I think one of the hardest things for me as an artist, is handling failure. We all handle it in different ways, and what constitutes as 'fail' depends on who you're talking to. But one of the big things I notice a lot of us seem to do, is see a part of our art that we want to improve on, and instantly label it a failure. That one error becomes big as life sometimes, to the point that I used to say 'it's not very good ... please I know the hand is terrible, I'm so sorry'. Yes that's right, I would apologize for failing at rendering a hand in a pleasing way.
It took a while for me to realize that not being able to draw a hand right.. was okay. It wasn't me hitting a devastating end of 'well they like her art but she's the artist
You May Say I'm An Artist...You May Say I'm An Artist...1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
I am haunted in this holiday season by the opening lines of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, his novel about a society 250 years ago coming apart in its seemingly irreconcilable divisions. Could it be these lines define where we have come to find ourselves today?
“It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
in the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was th
Magic Spells Vs Alchemy, commiss. vs. personal ARTBehold. An Etry where I compare commissions vs. personal ART to casting magical spells vs. alchemical studies:Magic Spells Vs Alchemy, commiss. vs. personal ART1 month ago in Personal More Like This
(Also posted at the blog: http://lydiaburris.blogspot.com/2014/12/magic-spells-vs-alchemy-commissions-vs.html )
Commissions are like very specific complex magic spells. It takes a lot of energy and knowledge and
mental strength to cast a really good magic spell. It also takes time to build up the magic, to draw strength from the energy in the surroundings. Once it has been cast, one cannot just turn around and immediately cast another equally complex magic spell. The caster has to rest and recuperate.
This is a metaphor for art commissions. I do enjoy them and they challenge me to become better and to expand my abilities. On the other side, it takes a LOT of mental power, and they leave me feeling drained. Sometimes its a lot more exhausting to cast magic in the service of another. I used to think that the more commissio
Die Ghul Show with PEARWOOD!:icondasghul:: Welcome to my humble show, :iconpearwood:!Die Ghul Show with PEARWOOD!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Do you enjoy being here?
:iconpearwood:: Yes, I do, as a matter of fact. It's the dA community that has kept me here these almost ten years. I just extended my subscription for seven more. I think I'm happily hooked.
:icondasghul:: Just what mental state does it require, to extend a subby for SEVEN MORE YEARS?
:iconpearwood:: Moderately nuts? Since I don't like throwing money away, it means at the very least that I plan on still being here at least until I'm 71. Besides, I like the "Deviant since Jan 6, 2005 | Premium Member 'til Hell freezes over" tag.
More seriously, I see a lot of folks complaining that dA is going to the dogs in this way or that and I'm out of here. I say, stick around and make it better. I guess I'm an encourager at heart. That's why my journal is a series of artist features.
:icondasghul:: I really like your attitude on this, no doubt!
But still… How are you actually planning to
Holiday Card Project 2014Holiday Card Project 20143 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The deviantART #HolidayCardProject is back for its 8th year! With the goal of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connects artists from around the world, applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In 2013 alone, the Project received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 2,000 deviants from 60 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for deviantART volunteers and hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who sends in a card will
Dude, look, an 'I FART ART' saleHey there Deviants!Dude, look, an 'I FART ART' sale2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Get some original Lydia Art at my etsy.
Use the Promo Code: ifartart
for a 20% savings
Also, if you are in Indiana, come see my studio on Dec. 5th!
We are having a huge holiday show and open studios!
The Stutz building