Divine Motifs: Vol. II♥ motif - a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work ♥Divine Motifs: Vol. II2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
• Delve Into Dreams •
D U A L I T Y by tincek-marincek
Artificial Stars by zungzwang
Devious Journal EntryI remember when I was a kid I was asked: "if you had to choose an animal which one would it be?" I had so many options that were sooo good. i wanted to be an eagle the best one. then I would the Philippine eagle but it's critically endangered and only less than 200 remain ( I think, don't quote me). I also liked to be a dolphin but If i go close to Japan I will be slaughtered in the cove. I wanted to be a white shark but hell, there are about 70 million sharks killed or finned each year. I liked Rhinoceros but they are being slaughtered left and right. Then I would think of King Kong and I wanted to be a silver back but they are endangered only about 700 remaining. My favorite of course is the tiger but there are only 3200 left (real number about 2200 accounted for). I have realize that all that I wanted to be is fading away. what are we really? do we even belong in this planet? If I am unlucky enough to live to an old age my guess is that I will see most of the animals I love go extinDevious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
NOT A PIPE, WHERE THE TEARS GO 2014 -18NOT A PIPE, WHERE THE TEARS GO 2014 -181 month ago in Art Features More Like This
mushrooms grow in the dark by davespertine Distorted mind by SheerHeart
Night of Tarragona - Camouflage by siamesesam Resonate by Andaelentari goalkeeper 2 the print by JabLab
Tarragona Impromptu II by siamesesam Tierra incognita by aspruli Tarragona Impromptu II by siamesesam
Sway by alisinwonder Post-Revolutional by Igor-Demidov Sway by alisinwonder
O by dasTOK Woven by azieser UF13 Simplicity C by Xantipa2
Rest by lomatic
Artists on Writers - No. 4, Gabriel Garcia MarquezArtists on Writers - No. 4, Gabriel Garcia Marquez1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 4|Archives
The Spectre of Magical Realism Comes to TexasGabriel García Márquez
When he died last April at age 87, he had for a half century been a candidate for “world’s greatest living writer.”
Author of short stories and novels, including his masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude, he received the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1972 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in Literature in 1982. He was a fierce critic of the United States and had a friend in admirer Fidel Castro, with whom he sometimes shared notes on his works-in-progress. He was banned as a “subversive” from entering the U.S. for several decades until President Clinton lifted the tr
Premium Content and how I feel about making moneyHalloPremium Content and how I feel about making money2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's a new feature called premium content that allows users to make file downloads available for a charge. This seems to be something with a vast range of different possibilities that range from quite nice to to quite lame. Of course we are all always against commercialization and sell-outs and everything and don't want things to change but there are some interesting options here.
Obviously everyone is going to know whether or not this is something he or she could use and how much sense it's going to make for what you do specifically but there's two points I want to adress.
I always thought it was lame when people sell stuff like brushes or psd files. This is probably just my personal opinion and many will certainly disagree for valid reasons, but I think, if you make some brushes, and you ask money for something as tiny as that, you are lame. Sorry. Actually, the point here is not that it will kill someone to pay like one buck for something tiny, it's just that it change
Points Giveaway!Post here if you have a donation pool and I'll give you some pointsPoints Giveaway!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
You can fave the journal so more people will know about it, but you don't have to.
Last giveaway: http://aenea-jones.deviantart.com/journal/Points-Giveaway-419134855
People I've donated to:
:icontailinaprower: :iconkrystalthestardragon: :iconzirocoh: :iconstepher17: :iconeewill: :iconnidoran4886: :iconthepokemonfisher: :icontigerdragon1001: :iconakikiri: :iconkora-the-darkness: :iconlerezwarrior: :iconkevin190499: :iconred10002: :iconandrewlopez96: :iconftsarts: :iconawkwardmoosey: :iconsnap-design: :iconnosignalbluescreen: :iconzohreh70: :icondraboonah: :iconbyterranemipre: :iconlunarkittythings: :iconanimelove236: :iconthedarkonees: :iconspitfire-sos: :iconthundernflamemaster: :iconkaichiiro: :iconshineelover009: :iconxxhellocookiezxx: :iconkhaliaart: :iconui-azuma: :iconcpngbrn: :iconfu
Critical Assessment and Aftermath of Art SchoolCritical Assessment and Aftermath of Art School2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is an updated account on how things are going years after having left art school, the effects it's had on me, and my personal thoughts on attending. My views here aren't wholly different than the few rants I've had on the subject in the past, but it's one I believe I have to continue talking about to assist others in making the right decisions for themselves and their future path. (I should also mention that this is the viewpoint of an american in America.)
It's become increasingly clear to me over the last year that out of my 25 years on this Earth, there's only one decision I ever truly regret: and that was going to art school. Now, there's a good chance that I may not be saying this had I attended a different school, but there's no way to ever know, so what I'm really saying is "I regret going to the school I chose, not school in general." I feel as though I was let down by my school. I held up my end of the bargain (some $80~$90
Want to have your art published?Want to have your art published?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Get your art published amongst some of the top artists on deviantart such as
:iconchancake:, :icontituslunter:, :iconvmbui:, :iconyamio:, :iconelsevilla:
"To raise money for charity, we're making an Artbook in which artists will be given the chance to draw a page (or double page) each. All profits raised will go directly to the RedKite, a foundation that works closely with children living with cancer, helping families financially in these tough times."
Ethereal-artbook is currently holding a contest where winning entries will be published in the artbook and will receive a free copy!
There will be four winners, each winner judged separately from the four categories available; green, blue, yellow and red
So what do we have to draw?
Razer Nostromo for Digital PaintingHey guys, I just wanted to share something that has GREATLY improved my digital painting setup.Razer Nostromo for Digital Painting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For several months now I have been using the Razer Nostromo, a keypad designed for games, specifically for digital painting. It lets me compact all my most-used hotkeys into an ergonomic gadget.
I would consider this a must-have tool for the serious digital painter. I can hardly work without it now.
It was about $50 on Amazon a while back. Apparently there is also a new model out, but it is much more pricey. I would probably stick with this one.
Note: this may not work for you if you are left-handed
Character Concept Art ClassCharacter Concept Art Class1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hi guys! I wanted to share my new online skillshare class: Character Concept Art: from thumbnail to final design.
I've teamed up with skillshare to bring you guys a class all about character concept art. There are videos and a complete project guide to guide you through the steps, from initial thumbnails right through to the finished
FAQ for DA rookies =)Русский гайд по ДА для чайников и просто новичковFAQ for DA rookies =)7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Приветствуем вас в нашем русскоязычном FAQ. Ниже мы приведем ответы на наиболее часто возникающие проблемы и вопросы,
Great way to deal with Stress.Great way to deal with stress.Great way to deal with Stress.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I needed this. A reminder of how to deal with stress: Just write everything in your head down, and in the process emptying it completely. You don't have to think about a million things anymore, It's on paper. And just like that, you have peace.
Now you can look at all these problems and say. This is important, this isn't, this is the most important, this is what I need to do for it.
Everyone already does this in their head.
Problem is, when everything is still in there it keeps jumping around. And you'll be focusing on one problem and all of a sudden another problem jumps in and you lose your focus, then another one joins the dance and suddenly your head is spinning and you're lying on your couch staring at the ceiling feeling like you've not slept for a week.
Paralyzed and overwhelmed.
Just write it out, from "My business plan needs a complete redo" to "I don't like the color of my shoes" in no particular order, whatever comes up as you're writing.
understand a painting study dont just copyThis is purely an observation from my point of view but whenever i see a study or painting based on a masterpiece or a screen plate. The results are almost in every case very good.So this tells me that our ability to copy is quite good and its not really required to be a high level artist.Junior level to mid level ones can pull this off easily too. Everything you need to know is already in the image we are trying to copy so it becomes a recipe for us.understand a painting study dont just copy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the important thing though is to not "copy" it but to understand it and deconstruct a work method from it.And if you understand that then the work based from your own mind will be alot better.
When i see this kind of work , for me its not the level of detail and accurcy that one puts in the copied artwork that impresses me, but the images based on that learned knowledge afterwards. And to tell you the truth not many people understand this knowledge or are aware of how important it is to understand it.But the interesting phenomenon is that
My Guide To Writing WG stories(Note: The following is copied from the PAWG message boards.)My Guide To Writing WG stories9 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many people who come to pawg do not have much prior writing experience. In fact, many people who post their stories appear to have not previously written anything longer than an introduction thread. Because I wish to guide people in the writing of prose without having to individually comment on each thread, I've taken the liberty of creating this guide to writing stories.
The first important point of good writing is
>>>SPELLING AND GRAMMAR
The Great Race Contest: Looking for DonarsThe Great RaceThe Great Race Contest: Looking for Donars2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Its a new year and to celebrate we've decided to throw a contest. The theme is the Chinese Zodiac! Feel free to draw anything any one of the zodiacs in the way you envision them.
~Newsha and me are currently asking for donations for the prizes. All donators will have their account ID featured here in this journal along with their name featured next tot their prize. Please send a note to either contest hostess with information to what you'd like to have donated and the quantity as well. Thanks so much!~
The race begins on January 15th and well end on February 28th.
- Must be new piece specifically made for this contest
- Only one zodiac sign can be portrayed in each submission and it must be clear which zodiac is in the image
- Adult themes allowed (Blood/Nudity) only if it is found tasteful and only adds to the power of the piece.
- Please submit only polished and finished pieces. No sketches/doodles/rushed works
Video Tutorial EP05!Hey guys! It's Monday and it's time to learn some shit! Maybe? Here is the link to this week's videoVideo Tutorial EP05!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me know what you think or if you have any question!
Download my brushset and learn brush groupingHey everyone, I just put up a new video showing a simple, yet super handy way to categorize and group your brushes in Photoshop. It's especially useful if you have a really big set like me, it makes it really easy to find what you need so you don't have to hunt around constantly. I've also provided a download link to my current set of brushes with the video.Download my brushset and learn brush grouping1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you find the video and brushes useful! I'll upload my set here to deviantART at a later date, so in the mean time, if you wanna grab them, hit the video
The Matter of the MassesI've been painting for a few years now, but I feel like I'm only beginning to grasp the importance of this concept. I'll quote Robert Henri (1865-1929) from his book, The Art Spirit, which is packed full of such profound wisdom.The Matter of the Masses1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Robert Henri stresses this point:
"Insist on the beauty of form and color to be obtained from the composition of the largest masses, the four or five large masses which cover your canvas. Let these above all things have fine shapes, have fine colors. Let them be as meaningful of your subject as they possibly can be. It is wonderful how much real finish can be obtained through them, how much of gesture and modeling can be obtained through their contours, what satisfactions can be obtained from the fine measures in area, color and value. Most students and most painters in fact rush over this; they are in a hurry to get on to other matters, minor matters."
"The beauty of the larger mass is primary
The Art of DeceptionOne of the reasons I love bugs macro photography is because i get to see how some of them have evolved to fool their prey / predator.The Art of Deception1 year ago in Personal More Like This
One of the best way to deceive your enemy is camouflage. Leaf, mud, seeds, stick, tree stump, tree bark... the possibility are endless!
Majangella moultoni, Moss Mantis by melvynyeo Leptogastrinae by melvynyeo Seed-like planthopper by melvynyeo Hairy Huntsman Spider by melvynyeo Leaf insect by melvynyeo Leaf mimic Katydid (Chondroderella borneensis) by melvynyeo Broken Twig Stick Insect by melvynyeo Aschiphasma annulipes by melvynyeo Kuhl's Flying Gecko (Ptychozoon kuhli) by melvynyeo Twig mimic moth 2 by melvynyeo Chondroderella borneensis by melvynyeo Twig-Like Feather-Legged Spider by melvynyeo Camouflage by melvynyeo Tree Stump Spider 2 by melvynyeo Masked Hunter Nymph by melvynyeo
Some has gone further by mimicking aggressive insect like ants and wasp
Ant-Mimicking Jumping Spider by melvynyeo Ant mimicry by melvynyeo Myrmarachne plantaleoides by melvynyeo Mantidfly by melvynyeo Wasp mimic Robberfly - Kubah by melvynyeo Batesian mimicry by melvynyeo
But nothing beats mimicking a pile of bird shit
Bird dropping crab spider by melvynyeo Pasilobus sp. by melvynyeo Bird-Dung Crab Spider, Phrynarachne sp. by melvynyeo Cyrtarachne fangchengensis by melvynyeo :thumb397078
Video TutorialHey guys, I just uploaded a new video tutorial; 30min long with some Q & AVideo Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you enjoy, please don't kill me. Thanks!
ooc. premium membership rafflearound Christmas time, I usually get 100$ gift cards n shitooc. premium membership raffle2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
and around that time- I usually give out premiums. But instead of just picking close friends and stuff, I wanna be fair and give away at least 3.
The process won't be too confusing, bc i'm going to use a random number generator for it.
So, if you want to enter the premium raffle, just favorite this journal! And I'll use the number generator and it'll pick which three people get the premiums uvu
edit: premiums will be given out on Christmas day!! if not, maybe next weekend or a few days earlier than christmas
READ BEFORE COMMENTINGBasically a compilation/List of art (mostly MLP) that me and a few people have found about people mocking 9/11 with ponies which is pretty dang offensive. I should note THIS IS NOT CALLING OUT ANYONE or anything, its just a list to keep track of so we and a few others can show the stupidity of this fandom.READ BEFORE COMMENTING4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Older Description, just in case people want to see my older thoughts on this:
My exact reason why, joke or not it's downright OFFENSIVE. Oh and don't pull the " oh not all bronies!!1" or the "get over it/get used to it" card, because I have a dang reason to get worked up over this. There mocking an event in which THOUSANDS LOST THERE LIVES and they sit there thinking " hur hu
Eddsworld LogoDesigned the Eddsworld logo for the upcoming episode.Eddsworld Logo2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Still working on the episode, it's taking a long time to do.. Wasn't able to work on it for a little while (don't ask, lol).
But everything is going fine now.
DANGER!!! FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP SCAM!!! READ!!! ATTENTION ALL WHO VALUE THEIR ACCOUNTS!!!!DANGER!!! FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP SCAM!!! READ!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Look at the URL, if it's not deviantart.com, then close the tab immediately. Don't trust these kind of events or giveaways that are off-site. Especially if they look like that they are done by deviantART and if they asked you about your email and other information. Use common sense!!!
FAQ #660: My deviantART account has been hacked. What can I do? ..just in case.