Plague Doctor Hat tutorialI have blogged a tute on making this hat.Plague Doctor Hat tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art We Heart: LoveArt We ♥ is a hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.Art We Heart: Love2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:iconestunt: Some thoughts from Matt (mattdanna)
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the word "love" is in no short supply. Stores are trying to get you to buy everything from chocolates and jewelry to vacation getaways for that special someone in your life. As someone who's been notoriously single on Valentine's Day, the L word starts to sound like nails on chalkboard leading up to the days before February 14th. Nevertheless, I thought it would be neat to explore art depicting different types of love.
In Greek culture, there are several different words for "love": philía, storgē, agápe, and éros. The Greek language distinguishes the different ways "love" is used. Philía is the type of love and affection you feel with friends and community.
art reference permissionI get a lot of inbox messages asking if it would be ok to use my photos for art reference. The answer is yes, and I love seeing results from you awesome and creative peopleart reference permission2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Otto and Victoria love you too! -updatedOtto and Victoria love you too! -updated1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all so much for the tremendous support and positive feedback you have given to two of my favorite creations, Otto and Victoria. i have been asked about them a lot lately so i thought i would do a journal entry to offer a little back story as well as a look forward to what is in store for these two unlikely p
looking back to about a year ago i had doodled a very rough sketch in my sketch book of a girl walking an octopus. and when i say rough i mean rough. the sketch itself was nothing more than a study of contrasting silhouettes. i was drawn to the play between a very rigid character and a squiggly one.
i had forgotten about that sketch until i heard about a steampunk t-shirt design for www.welovefine.com. i thought that this design might have a chance so i went ahead and finished it off. well it got alot of attention and i am happy to say that it won the competition. the shirt started to sell
WIN POINTS! (CLOSED)WIN POINTS! (CLOSED)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
HELLO! We are still celebrating The Colours of Renewal!
See the winners here:
NOW, THE PROMISED SURPRISE!!!
All members who have entered the contest and who have voted in all categories without having to, have now the chance to win 2 prizes: 383 points (the same prize as the 3rd place) and another prize of 190 points!
Why? Because they took the time to participate, to get involved in the group actions and to help the winners by voting
Well, this (like the idea behind our Poll System), will be a game of exposure...with some prizes at the end
The idea is simple: each member entering our contest who voted the 3 categories without having to (i.e. members participating only on one or two categories), have now the possibility to win a prize (383 points for the 1st place and 190 for the 2nd) - one of their participating works or the only participating work on the contest is featured here with a
WINNER: VERY QUICK GIVEAWAYWINNER: VERY QUICK GIVEAWAY1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sorry for spamming, just wanted to let you all know the winner...
WINNER: 5 participated, and #4 won! Yes, basilluvr56, random.org chose you!
You have 1 more hour or until I sign on next. Also, I'll need at least 5 people to join or I'm not going to do it. I currently have 4. Hurry up!
I'm giving away a 1 month premium in the next 10-20 minutes. If you are almost out of a premium or you need one, this is what you must do to enter.
MUST FAVE + COMMENT ON THIS JOURNAL
MUST WATCH ME OR BE A WATCHER OF MINE ALREADY
You can donate more if you want, but that's just optional.
THIS PREMIUM IS BEING GIVEN IN , not money, because I put my funds from other accounts into it. I DON'T HAVE REAL MONEY! Remember that!
I will pick 1 winner from the random.org generator, unless I get 396-400 more in the next 10-20 minutes, which I doubt I will - that's fine, though. If I don't get ANYONE to participate, I'll give the premium to my other account. U
for anyone using PaypalPlease do not send payments to me in such a way that avoids fees! I will accept all transfer fees. Too many transactions that are not charged the small fee can have anyone's account froze.for anyone using Paypal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know it's a nice gesture, but this is how PP makes most of their revenue-so please do me a favor and send all payments as a 'service' or 'goods.' NEVER send it as a gift or any way that will avoid fees.
TRANSACTION FEES FOR DOMESTIC PAYMENTS https://www.paypal.com/uk/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_display-receiving-fees-outside Did you get charged a fee while sending via the 'friends and family' method? Read here.
ABOUT FEES/ACCOUNTS/HOW IT WORKS https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=ua/UserAgreement_full&locale.x=en_US#8.%20Fees. This is an overview of the fees you will be charged when using PP or CC via PP. Some fees in select countries are higher than others.
ArtQuest Week 1 - Digital Art Basics: CompositionWelcome to ArtQuest, an educational program designed by the staff and members of GimmeFeedback.ArtQuest Week 1 - Digital Art Basics: Composition2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This week's feature is Digital Art Basics, brought to you by Birgitte-Gustavsen.
Composition is the placement and arrangement of elements in an image. These elements can be line, shape, colour, form, value and space.
It is the whole thing and everything within. It's one of the fundamental things of visual arts. It's there whether you think about it or not. Whether it is a good composition though, is a different matter.
Tips and pointers when you start with Composition
- Think about what you want to achieve with your image. What sort of feel should it have? Should it be airy, spacious, peaceful, perhaps? Or do you want it forceful, dynamic, crowded? Whatever you choose amongst these and many more, will need a plan. A plan that will bring out what you want. Choose wrong, and you may not get the image to give off th
madnessapparently einstein defines madness as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.madness7 months ago in Personal More Like This
i call that practice....
so in short , if you wanna get good...
you gotta go a little bit crazy XD
(i cant believe that this has to be said but... this is a fun little joke from the same guy that brought you the sheer brilliance of dildo baggins, don't take me too seriously, god knows i don't XD)
Winners of deviantART Birthday Contest!Winners announced below!Winners of deviantART Birthday Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT
I noticed that a lot of people are doing contests and other things for deviantART's 12th Birthday. And I want to join in! Since I did this late (dA's birthday is the 7th of August), I'll give you a lot more time and I'll make the goal, rules, and guidelines simple.
For Artists - You must draw Fella (deviantART's mascot) celebrating a birthday. Make it interesting!
For Writers - You must write about what you think happens to Fella on deviantART's Birthday this year? [Examples: Fella gets a surprise birthday; Fella goes to a party with other sites' mascots; the deviants of deviantART surprise Fella with something for the birthday] It's up to you! Think of something clever or interesting. The more interesting, the likelier you'll win.
For Photographers - You must create a scene of a birthday party and place either a cut-out or a doll of Fella in it. Make it look be
Up to 40% Off All Prints Shop Products!Up to 40% Off All Prints Shop Products!4 months ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Why are people so horrible?*Warning* Harsh language below.Why are people so horrible?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yesterday I did one of the dumbest things you can possibly do on the internet (other than reply to an ignorant YouTube comment): I decided to try and figure out why there's so much hate and prejudice everywhere I go on the internet. If I go on YouTube, I'll be bombarded with "tits or gtfo", "black people are the cause of every problem in the world", "hollywood sucks jewish dick", "fags deserve to die", if I get on Yahoo, I'll get "I hate women and feminists, one feminist was rude to me so therefore I must hate all women", "Why are Americans so ugly?", "Would the world be better off without white people?", "Are black people inherently criminal?", "Why are fat girls such bitches?", if I go to DeviantArt I'll find stuff like "Women are horrible", "Men are horrible", "*insert group of people* are horrible", "If you disagree with me you're horrible", if I go on Topix... let's not even talk about that, that forum is so full of hatred it's a miracle it hasn't j
Frozen Feature!Frpzen Feature!Frozen Feature!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Hello and Welcome to another Venus Feature! This one is Disney's Frozen themed. Thank you to everyone who participated! There is a lot of gorgeous art this go around.
NEXT FEATURE WILL BE: Hearts! In honor of Valentine's Day. Show the love! If you have art featuring HEARTS or know of some art by another person that you think I should feature, please comment below. I'll also be posting Forum Thread for this soon.
Enjoy the Disney's Frozen feature! And please be sure to favorite this journal to help yourself and others in this journal be seen.
Do you wanna build a snowman ? by Nomingzombie Frozen: Fire and Ice by The-Kat-Warrior
:: Elsa: Frozen Tears :: by Sangrde Let It Go by syolel-o3 The cold never bothered me anyway by Nomingzombie Snow Princess by Ninfheus
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She's finally hereJasmine Marie Michelson was born at 3/30/2013 @ 1:35 AM weighing 9 Lbs 12 ounces . OMG she's so adorable I can't believe I'm finally a daddy I promised myself I wouldn't cry.She's finally here1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Gia is sleeping now and my ears are ringing from her screaming. I guess that epidural wasn't strong enough.
FINAL - October Poll Period * CLOSED:icontransparentplz:FINAL - October Poll Period * CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello dear members, watchers and visitors
This is the new way to find our winner of our POLL SYSTEM: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED of this period!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins a 3 months sub, our usual prize.
Follow the RULES to VOTE...AND EVERYONE VOTING and ING THIS BLOG will enter a draw to win 100 . The participants may and should click the Favourite Button too - you have
SenshiStock License AgreementAKA THE RULES! ^o^SenshiStock License Agreement3 years ago in Personal More Like This
These rules were last updated Aug 20, 2013 - added Türkçe/Turkish! Thanks ilaria-ilayda! The translations have been split off into separate journals because this one was too big ^__^; I also had to take them off the front page because I ran out of space xD
For Español, Português, Deutsch, Swedish, Italiano, Français, русский, Українська, عربي,Dansk, Norsk, & Polski go here.
For 中文, 日本語, Suomi, Nederlands, Cymraeg, Român, Taglish, Hrvatski, Bahasa, Hebrew, Ελληνικά, Türkçe go here.
AlertaEste journal es tanto de advertencia como de petición de ayuda.Alerta1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Esto es para difundir una verdad sobre una user que no sólo le ha robado dibujos (Hasta su FC principal de nombre Dangel) y recoloreado dibujos a :icondeidara7chan: , ha hecho algo que considero lo más bajo de un ser humano: mentir, engañar y traicionar de una manera cruel a Deidara hasta el punto de hacerse pasar por ella en el dA, incluso en el Facebook! difundiendo comentarios totalmente falsos sobre ella, su personaje y arruinar una amistad que ella tenia con otra persona.
Estoy hablando de :iconkatherineprosperi: y lo que es peor . . . una venezolana . . . mas enojada e indignada no puedo estar . . . a pesar que he ido por otros paises donde nos han dicho que no hablan mal de los venezolanos . . . algunas personas de alla tienen sus ideas y es personas como ella que nos ven asi de mal . . .
La verdad no es la primera vez que escucho de esta chica . . . hace tiempo :iconeliana55226838: me habia mand
Know your Basics - TexturesThere are a lot of tutorials out there on how to create / photograph texture as well as how to use them on a technical level, but the question of why and when to use textures is rarely touched. This article wants to fill that gap and therefore looks at texures from a slightly different perspective.Know your Basics - Textures1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Textures in Manips as you know them
For a photomanipulator, the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word "texture" are images that can be used in soft light or overlay mode to texture a manipulation or parts thereof. What most manipulators therefore have in mind, are images like the following:
Beautiful textures, sure, and useful, too, but have you ever thought of doing more with them than the aforementioned overlays? And have you ever considered using other kinds of textures, too?
A more objective look at Textures
The following definition is an excerpt
kickstarter?Hello all! I've seen more and more kickstarter projects come by lately, it seems like this method of funding is an increasingly popular thing. I really LOVE this concept, because of the opportunities it gives people who can't find funding elsewhere and the way people can participate in the creation of different kinds of projects. As someone who basically has her entire art career online and thinks sharing the things I do is absolutely crucial to my progress, I see the growth of kickstarter projects as a really positive development!kickstarter?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was thinking that this could be an option for the funding of the Trichrome series (if you have no clue what I'm talking about, check out http://trichrome.loish.net/ ) which I am going to start making in September (I already have research/outlines/scripts for the movies). I am very excited to make these but the problem has always been that I had to put the Trichrome work aside for freelance work quite often, since you know, I need to pay the rent and all! I
Looking for designers who want to earn money!A CALL FOR ALL ARTISTS! Looking for designers who want to earn royalties/money!Looking for designers who want to earn money!2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I hope this journal finds you well. I am writing to you today as a friend who wants to help. I know that plenty of you are artists like me struggling to make a buck out of the work you love doing most, or diamonds in the rough who are looking for that opportunity to shine, a platform where people can see all the hard work you've been putting into your drawing.
After struggling for years to make it in the business, I am happy to say that while there is always room for improvement, I am at a point that I now can help promote other people's work, and maybe, just maybe, I can help promote YOUR work and earn you some monies in the process!
Whoever said no to earning some good pocket money anyway?
If you are over the age of 18, and have any of YOUR OWN designs suitable to become t-shirt artworks, then I am the guy to talk to.
The website I am working with,
What The Outsiders Taught Me...Just something I found on someone's FanFiction profile.What The Outsiders Taught Me...5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ponyboy taught me that things are rough all over, and even though it may not seem like it, people deeply care about you.
Sodapop taught me that it's OK to be laid back sometimes.
Darry taught me to protect the ones I love.
Dally taught me that if you're tough, you won't get hurt.
Two-Bit taught me that it's OK to make a joke every once in a while.
Steve taught me that you should always stick by your best friends and that people WILL think you're weird if you do backflips off of cars.
Johnny Cade told me to Stay Gold.
My Favorite ThingsRaindrops on roses and whiskers on kittensMy Favorite Things3 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things!
Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
The Greatest Doorbell Ever by immamailbox
SHnitzel by cappion
How to be a Great ArtistPeople write me all the time on how to be a great artist and I figured that I would finally answer instead of delaying it constantly. So here are some tips on how to improve.How to be a Great Artist1 year ago in Personal More Like This
These are legit. They helped me so they will help you as well.
1. Steal People's Work
I'm pretty sure you have a lot of favorite artists that are popular as well. Download their artwork and upload in your account. And because the majority of the internet is stupid, say that it's yours. Who's gonna know? The chances of you getting caught is very slim. But on the chances that you do get caught, deny that you stole it. Create an army and tell your minions to give that person hate spam. And don't forget to write in your journal that everything you post is from you. This will definitely increase your popularity.
2. Find a Style and Stick to It
Who cares about knowledge and construction and improvement? No one does. All you need to succeed is finding a new style and using it forever. Just make up one and n
The Books Are Here!The Books Are Here!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I AM SO HAPPY!
The books are here! :'D I didn't know how emotional I would be, haha. I'm really excited and happy. Thank you so, so, so much for helping me do this. It's really cool. ^_______^;;
The shirts can be seen in the previous update, too!
As mentioned on the official Kickstarter update: I will not have time to ship these out due to cons this month. Your patience is greatly appreciated!
After the Kickstarter orders have been filled, the book will be available for purchase on SenshiStock.com for $35, plus shipping. I will be messaging people directly who have noted me about getting one, so if you want to make sure you know when they are available immediately, send me