#17 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [10.12.2013]I know that this month the art promoting contest took kind of long ... but I had a lot of things to do and also there also was a huge amount of wrong submitted images that each needed to get a reply and a waiting time .#17 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [10.12.2013]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Maria by ForlornTreasures Furor-Undress Your Face by CrowsReign
Lift me up by LeelooPoulain :thumb415818224: Bride-2 by Inguan
:thumb411889019: My Secretary... by Panzerknacker1 Midnight Dream by Sandman-AC
*** by Mishkina :thumb410082889:
Candy Crush... by KostasKappa Culture Dress of Croatia IV by Inguan Eugenia Duarte by franciscamariaa
The Ring of Light by Panzerknacker1 Birds and Berries by digitaladagio Hatter by ann-emerald
Autumn Leaves... by KostasKappa IMG 8011a mm by qczman Olga Alberti by cbyn
:thumb408233498: Carolin for Style-ology magazine by Michelle-Fennel Priestess of Autumn II by Tikal-SH
Music breath by rossalev-andrey RedSummer1 by josephhaubert Valeria Close-Up by ShakilovNeel
Shadows by pholwises Pain of Hearts: Blind Desperation by G1Photography Adamantine by OlgaAthens
StudioJust wanted to give a little tour on my materials that I use to paint (or what I find works for me)Studio3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Liquin- Used to use mineral spirits, and linseed oil but I found how much linseed oil tends to turn all my colours yellow. Mineral spirits became too watered down many people asked if I painted with watercolours. Liquin and a bit of poppy seed oil makes a perfect mixture. (Almond oil is what I want to try in future)
*Brushes- Round Synthetic mongoose. Flat square brushes was my fav back in the time but no longer.
*Pallet- I buy a painting frame with glass for $8 then I put a white paper under the glass and use that to mix my paints. I used to own a little fridge where I would store my pallet over night (it never dries but your fridge will smell like oil)
*Reference photos- I tape an ipad to my painting and I can zoom in, play music, photoshop and skype while I paint. Best invention ever !
*Paints- I have upgraded to higher more expensive paints thanks to my gift cards (think of it as an
A Brief Discussion On Limited PaletteA Brief Discussion On Limited PaletteA Brief Discussion On Limited Palette2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We all know that temptation when we see a pretty new colour in the art-shop, or the urge to create a mesmerizing colourful artwork while planning a painting. We then use our favourite colour(s) in full force - by means of as much as we want - and we often have more than one favourite colour....
Aftermath: A muddy or unreal canvas! Colours do not look right and did not turn out exactly as it was in our mind - not even close and harmony is far away! It turned into a visual cacophony!
What might get wrong? A lot of things! But specially all those pretty colours you put at will!
It is not bad to paint with many colours - many big artists paint with more than 70 colours on their palette. Even we do not finish a painting in less than 10 colours - right? The difference is that the famous or big artists have mastered
April 2013 Traditional Art DD Round-upHello all,April 2013 Traditional Art DD Round-up3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As this month is coming to a close, I present you with April's Traditional Art DDs.
Features by deshrubber
:thumb337994967: Meliai by tubyx Who you are by gelgezek Untitled by KarinaRodriguez Self-portrait by MSamsonov Urban jungle by Ana-Lesac JUMP IN THE LINE by maximusmagno PlanetZombie by AlexHorley roberto santori reminisces by steve2727 Dead Sea by ElvenstarArt Ruina by Briscott Fresh and New by ColibriLovesYou
Features by Astralseed
Kitterskat by tuliplou Stillness 01 - Bic Ballpoint Pen Artwork by LopezLorenzana Steampunk Alice Caterpillar by aurora-boredomalis Touya --SOLD-- by Victoria-Rivero Close friendship by ruddy84 Kaleidoscope by Ida-Astero Rain ? by tamypu Star Net by transe Little angel by AnnaShtorm Dawn by Nemki Sleep Paralysis by ElusiveDreams07 You Go First by bigcatheads Azul by Ilustralia Cat Commission by lindsaycampbell Mantis by hparke07 Winds by San-T Crowned Victorians by ART-fromthe-HEART Rainforest Spirit Shield by ssantara Lyssa by Murphyillustration Wide Open by baconworm she is comming by Tahypuka Nephele by aruarian-dancer The Creativity of God by AnimaxiomArt :thumb322427381: The Mermaid and the Lanterns by allyhodges 1 by ElenaShved
Help needed Weekly give away ends 15th of AprilTHIS GIVE AWAY HAS ENDED below you find the newest one!Help needed Weekly give away ends 15th of April3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
for those of you who do not know, I, *Tsuki-SoraRuki:decide to do a project
called project weekly give away
but guys I still need your help to continue with my project
help me out by donating points at Tsuki-SoraRuki (currently I'm having 515
any mount of Points is welcome
or click on the button
The 'Method'I'm often asked if I use a projector, a printed canvas or grid for my paintings.The 'Method'3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To be blunt, the answer is simple 'no'.
I do use several vertical & horizontal lines as the guide to put the object in the right position
only when the canvas is big(over 1m high).
The reason I don't use those technical methods is simple;
I'm an old-fashioned man!
I consider myself more of an old craftsman than an artist in modern-day concept.
For me, practicing and perfecting my craft is as important as creating a good piece of art.
Some people say the process doesn't matter as long as you have a good outcome, but I don't believe that.
I don't feel completely happy with the outcome even though it looks near-perfect if I don't feel that my hard work is involved.
I may work much faster and easier if I use a projector or a printed canvas,
but I'd rather train myself harder and harder to be a more skilled and versatile painter.
After all, you won't need to spend that much money on buying a projector and print
3150 Points Rewards (September 2013 )Hello3150 Points Rewards (September 2013 )2 years ago in Personal More Like This
September Winners .
First Evey one Fave This blog
Then watch some of our supporters and join groups suggest
:iconllamacopterplz:Click Here to Give Us a Llama:iconllamacopter2plz:
This Time we choosed 315 works and we will give 3150 Points to all .
For your information , we saw all of the works, choose the best ones and moved them to " Best Of " Folder and Gave them Rewards .
Please read the whole journal , if you are one of our winners , just comment Below .
Every work gets 10 points Reward .
Now let's introduce the winners together :
FIRST CONTEST 'THREE TO TANGO!'Hello My Fellow DeviantsFIRST CONTEST 'THREE TO TANGO!'4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our first contest theme is:
THREE TO TANGO!
The theme is challenging. You have to draw an artwork using ONLY THREE COLOURS. Sounds fun right?. You can use different shades of the three colours but not distinct shades. For example, you cannot use sky blue and navy blue colours and claim them to be in one colour category.Black and white colours are not including in this category. You can use them along with the other three colours. I'm giving this leniency since it's our first contest .
The contest rules are as follows:
1. The colours can be of your own choice.
2. The number of colours should exactly be three.
3. No black and white artworks. For traditional artists, use colour pens or pencils etc.
4. The contest is for MEMBERS ONLY!
5. One deviation per member.
6. Backgrounds are not required but favourable.
7. Artwork can be digital or traditional.
8. No lineart or WIPs.
9. The work should be at least 75% yours. Do giv
CONTEST REFRESHOkay so my bestieee is having a contestCONTEST REFRESH4 years ago in Personal More Like This
And it inspired me to make one ;u;
Its a short story contest
Buttttttttttt.....its a YAOI short story contest
Lol I'm so yaoi obsessed
Okai guiz, hea ah da rulez :3
No plaigerizing. It must be yours.
It cannot be super short, and it MUST have detail, it can't just be:
The guy walked to the bar. He ordered a drink. He saw a hot guy. He walked over to the hot guy.
The tall man walked to the bar, adjusting his blue jacket. He ordered a daiquiri without looking up at the tender. He picked his head up and looked around the club, spotting a young looking man sitting all alone, looking rather down. Taking his daiquiri he casually strolled over to introduce himself.
See? Detail. It makes a difference.
I will reject it if its too short.
Entries can be as long as you want tho ;u;
They MUST have a decent plot
Good characters and an introduction of the characters.
You can make it dirty if you'd like I wouldn't mind.
As long as its censored.
I'm a Tsundere Shota? ,,,A,,,ツンデレ Tsundere (Harsh Outside-Gentle Inside)I'm a Tsundere Shota? ,,,A,,,4 years ago in Personal More Like This
[x] You come off as sort of aloof to other some people.
[x] In public, you intentionally refrain from showing try not to show much weakness
[x] You have a secret obsession with something cute.
[x] You pretend that you hate your crush even though you really love him/her
[x] You blush when people point out your sensitivities.
[x] You blush when people tell sexual jokes.
ヤンデレ Yandere (Gentle Outside-Harsh Inside)
[ ] You're very sweet and kind in public.
[x] When romance becomes a topic of discussion, people say your personality changes drastically.
[x] You know some sort of martial art, swordplay, or otherwise
[x] You have a crush who you'd literally kill for.
[x] You have a pet-peeve that makes you snap.
[ ] Schizophrenic?
メガネっ娘 Meganekko (Girl/Guy-with-Glasses Character)
[x] You have glasse
How to use Add Media- Using Emotes Icons Guide PLZAdd Media is a new feature implemented to deviantART make using community icons much easier. With this change, PLZ accounts are being used less and less. So I will upload popular PLZ accounts here, you can suggest me to post a PLZ by noting me.How to use Add Media- Using Emotes Icons Guide PLZ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you've stumbled across this account, it's probably because you are using one of my emote or GIFs. If you want to know how to use my others, read below.
Step #1: Click the white space in the comment box or reply button first in order for the "Add Media" to show up.
Step #2: Click "Add Media".
Step #3: Go to the right side (where the media section pops up) and click any emoticons you want.
Step #4: Search using the title or if you want, my username for random emoticons and they will be there. Click your choice and enjoy.
Go ahead and test this feature in the comments!
Copyrights reserved to all respective artists.
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To KnowThere's lots of awesome models on DA and lots of great places on the web to find pose reference and stock! Here's a little list of some great places to check out for some quality pose reference stock:Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To Know3 years ago in Personal More Like This
is a group I founded that accepts submissions of stock photos that are useful for pose reference. To be considered, the model must be wearing form fitting clothing or nude. There are separate folders for nude stock. Watching this group will result in quality pose reference stock appearing in your inbox!
You are here.
Non-nude female full body
Mostly male, mixed undies and nude. Some fem parts.
Her gallery is full of great female reference including some wonderful lying, reclining and sitting poses.
Small but useful gallery of plus size female model in form fitting clothing.
has a folder of
Username Changes Now AvailableDeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time.Username Changes Now Available4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give you the ability to change your personal brand, just as you change your interests, skills, and art types.
How It Works
Deviants can now change their username in their Settings. To change your username, you must have an active Premium Membership. (The reason there is a "fee" associated with the change is because switching usernames is a complex technical proce
NEW ParkerxRaymond Comics and DrawingsMore amazing artwork over on Pixiv, enjoy~NEW ParkerxRaymond Comics and Drawings3 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Drawings & Comics Under The 'Revelations' Tag
-Parker, Raymond & ParkerxRaymond Drawings/Comics Under The 'Raymond' Tag
Some of the artists over on Pixiv have deleted some of their artwork or deactivated their accounts.
most noticeably, the kitty Raymond drawing and the Parker and Raymond chibi drawings.
It's really sad and unfortunate that some artwork is removed.
I personally do not know why they remove their work or leave the site, but I do worry that they are doing it
because they feel that their work might be stolen o
SECRET SANTA EVENT:EDIT: Today is the last day to submit your names to the list! Please let us know in the comments which of your System member(s) wants to participate! Bios are NOT due at this time, just names so we can get things rolling.SECRET SANTA EVENT:3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, as mentioned in the previous journal, I-am-We will be hosting a "Secret Santa" event. If you aren't exactly sure what that is, you can check out the wiki article here to get a basic idea.
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This is how we will be going about our group's Secret Santa event this year:
Anyone who wants to participate can comment on this journal (up until the deadline) and will be added to the list below. (Those who have already commented and expressed an interest are already on the list.) We'll be using each alter's name, instead of going as a whole System. This helps us each be able to shine more as individuals - especially during an important time when we're so often
HELP A FELLOW DEVIANT OUT #2 (plus tagged again)Ok, so this is really important guys!HELP A FELLOW DEVIANT OUT #2 (plus tagged again)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconCheshireNekoBoi: is STILL TRYING TO RAISE MONEY FOR A VERY IMPORTANT SURGERY coming up really quickly. To learn more about how you can help and earn some great art prizes along the way, please visit here: http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d57lnml
**:iconCheshireNekoBoi: has also opened up commissions, so go check those out as well!
:iconTatteredXTrivial: has just released a brand new character for sale by cash auction. The starting price is very affordable and the character has a very original and adorable neko design, so please go check it out here: http://tatteredxtrivial.deviantart.com/art/Adoptable-OC-315498987
****Even if you don't plan on donating or buying anything, please advertise for any or all of these in your, or spread the word by mouth or whatever you need to do in order to get awareness out!
Especially the surgery is VERY important, and every little bit helps!!
Ok, tagged time!
I was tagged
You Should Always Give Second ChancesBecause you never know when you might wind up making a new friend.You Should Always Give Second Chances4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't feel like I should have to explain further than that.
But I'll tell you this:
If you encounter someone and you don't get a wonderful first impression of them, don't let that be your lasting impression of them. Because you never know if you could wind up making friends with them.
Minor topic change, since I've got a feeling some people will want to disagree...
When it comes to giving second chances to friends who you've disagreed with before, you should do that too.
But I do say that if those friends continually betray and break your trust, you shouldn't feel like you have to constantly keep giving them second chances. Because the reality of that is, they're probably not a very good (or at least considerate,) friend, and you need to decide whether you want that person in your life or not.
...And really, that's all I've got to say about it. Sorry for the rambling, but I just wanted to celebrate maki
Marceline pumpkinMy girlfriend carved a pumpkin for her workplace. *_*Marceline pumpkin3 years ago in Personal More Like This
HAI GUYZ! (No Seriously This is an Update :P)Just letting you know that I don't have much time for fun stuff this year. I have a lot of work to do concerning internships and portfolio building.HAI GUYZ! (No Seriously This is an Update :P)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I might resume the Bionicle project during the summer. As of now it will remain on hiatus.
I do think you'll see a 2011-2012 sketch dump though (as I'm always sketching) and you'll probably see a Toa-Mata Wallpaper soon. Unfortunately, you likely wont see any long term rendered and polished work for a while due to focus being placed on my professional site.
What I plan to do for bionicle is a portrayal of Makuta and Matanui as mythological iconography, such as
and a redesign of a Bohrok, TakaNuva and a Rahkshi.
This, however, is a reduction of what i originally planned to do.
I obviously bit off more thanI could chew.
For example I will not be doing the Toa Nuva. Knowing how much time it took to create the original six...I'm not doing them again, lol. Keep an eye open Just in case they ap
Time Traveling While You SleepTime Traveling While You Sleep1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Time Traveling While You Sleep
By istickboy & Truepicturesinc
Time Travel in a Time of Regret
An Experiment with Time is a long essay by the Irish aeronautical engineer J. W. Dunne (1875–1949) on the subjects of precognition and the human experience of time.
John William Dunne was an Irish aeronautical engineer and author. In the field of parapsychology, he achieved a preeminence through
[!] :: RULES ::[!] :: RULES ::1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Joining ✦ Rules ✦ History ✦ Name List ✦ Member List ✦ Try-Outs
[ RESPECT ]
Respect is a huge thing here at RT. "Treat others how You would want to be treated!" Disrespected people will not be allowed here. This would include name calling, bullying, pushing others around, etc. We will not go around punishing others without proof however. The admins would need a screenshot of the scene and we would need to hear both sides of the story, because we would want to be fair. This rule also go for
[!] :: HOW TO JOIN ::[!] :: HOW TO JOIN ::1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Joining ✦ Rules ✦ History ✦ Name List ✦ Member List ✦ Try-Outs
[ CAT IN MIND ]
[ DESIGNS ]
Here in RT, we will not allow unrealistic colors such as green, pink, etc. We will also not allow too vibrant shades of colors like blues, oranges, reds, etc.. Cats will also not allow to have wings, double tails, etc. in this group. To get one of the bans on the front pages [blindness, Manes, Spilt-ails, etc.] please note the group. No cat shall join with an accessory. You must pay for accessories wi