Resourceful study.Since I will be tied up with school...Resourceful study.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
...I thought I'd compile a collection of the reference/study materials that I use and recommend to others. I will update the list from time to time (as I discover new things).
These resources are relevant for both digital and traditional mediums as well as technique and philosophy.
Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life by George Bridgman
Even if you don't draw people, I still recommend this book... as it teaches "blocking-in"/gestures. Copy the drawings/sketches from the book to help yourself build good habits.
The Zen of Seeing by Frederick Franck
Learn to see and you will learn to drawthis book explains how to see (with a more subjective approach).
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
A great reference for anyone who can't shut their brain (and
Thank you all for the Birthday Wishes and Gifts!I want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes! The support and kindness of the people I have met on here is by far more than I ever expected and I really appreciate it!Thank you all for the Birthday Wishes and Gifts!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I also want to thank everyone that included me in birthday dedications for gift art, gifted me points, and cake.
Thank you :iconIdeasplayer: for my very first slice of cake.
Thank you for the points!! :iconDark-Angel669: :iconBlueIvyViolet: :iconCinnamoncandy:
Birthday Dedications I was part of, BEHOLD!
Thank you :icongigi50:
Thank you :iconessolounaquimera:
Thank you :iconSweediesArt:
Thank you :iconBiBiARTs:
Thank you :iconFractalBee:
Thank you :iconmaiarcita:
Thank you :iconwingsofdragons:
Thank you :iconsaza11:
Thank you :iconshiny-shadows:
International Women's Day-Happy 8 March:iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz:International Women's Day-Happy 8 March1 year ago in Personal More Like This
International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women's Day, is marked on March 8 every year.In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc. In many regions, the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for men
Feature--35:iconshinyheartplz:Feature--351 year ago in Personal More Like This
Featuring my Watchers and Friends who have helped me in a way or another. Thank you so much to each of you!
simple small rose by marob0501prunus by marob0501
Snowy Dogwoods by bewilderedconfused
One plus One Equals LOVE by Iluvbiscuit2My Whole World by Iluvbiscuit2No Matter What... Just Keep On Smiling. by Iluvbiscuit2Beyond the Imperfections by Iluvbiscuit2
sunkissed by Ingelore
~*~ Paradise Beauty ~*~ by ArtBYbeverly:thumb287025071:Daisy Delights! ~ Soft pastel by ArtBYbeverlyThe Heart of the Highlands! by ArtBYbeverly
First work by dolcesunset
Sleepy Birdie by SalemCatCemetery Cat by SalemCatThe Amazing Telekinetic Squirrel by SalemCatThe Nether Realm by SalemCatMy Silent Night by SalemCat
Bluebirds by xJRosex
Light by Ariane-S
Purple Majesty ~ by GypsyHAndoan Playground ~ by GypsyHThe Plant - by GypsyH
Great feature of springGreat feature of spring1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconundead-academy:Weird Surfs by Undead-AcademyHappy Birthday Phoenixkeyblack by Undead-Academy
:iconfraterchaos:cthulu's ugly cousin by fraterchaosgraphene mega-processor by fraterchaos
:iconandrea1981g:colourful crackle creation by Andrea1981Gcolourful stripes and bubbles by Andrea1981G
:iconelyelle-angel:Stella Dans la Riviere by elyelle-angelAll We Need is Tenderness by elyelle-angel
:iconfractalbee:Present for my new group SavePlanetEarth by FractalBeeBirthday Present for Julie by FractalBee
:icongigi50:Pretty orchids by gigi50Frangipani flowers by gigi50
:iconhelenlight:Heart Whispers by HelenLightMoon by HelenLight
:iconquasihedron:20130422-Earth-Day-2013-v2k by quasihedron20110304-Hex-Simple-v7 by quasihedron
:iconmaya49m:Aquarium by maya49mMarch 013 by maya49m
:iconheylormammy:Perfect Rose by HeylormammyTeardrop rose by Heylormammy
:iconsesam-is-open:Messenger Of Spring by sesam-is-openSpring Begins Tomorrow by sesam-is-open
Tuesday feedback hourUPDATE: Tuesday Feedback Hour for this week is over, but you can still link your traditional artworks to get comments/critiques next week, also, don't forget to check out the features in the bottom of this journalTuesday feedback hour2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We now have an official Tuesday Feedback hour stamp made by Zedna7, it's really awesome! Also, I welcome on board curlandgrazes, who volunteered to help me give you feedback & critique some of your work as well. Also thanks to DeaconStrucktor, who provided interesting links we all might use:
Deviant Guide: Good comments
Deviant Guide: Good responses
A Gifted Talent XXIX...MonaDear friends of the arts please allow me to introduce to you Mona and her delightful world of art and wonderment.A Gifted Talent XXIX...Mona2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since I don't know which region of Earth that Mona calls home let's just assume she is from somewhere out there in the stars. Her imaginative work surely hints at other worldliness. As an artist Mona works mainly within the spectrum of traditional paintings. I am not qualified to go into the wonders of her technique and her unique style of creativity but allow me to say that I feel her work is among the very finest to be seen from the works of the many talented artists on DA. Her color palette is brilliant.
I think her words express best the scope of her artistic intention:
"A few months ago in 2012, I started painting and experimenting with traditional mediums; mostly watercolor and acrylics. Because I didn't have any art school background, in each of my artworks there is a sense of innocent exploration in which I have the freedom to express my emotions. The subject of man
We're back + birthdaysHi everyone!We're back + birthdays2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're back with you! This week there's no DW yet, but there are birthdays, and those are many!
Hope Springs Eternal by mim304 Silver Lining by mim304 Burning Desires by mim304
Olive by mim304 Selina by mim304 Bleeding Heart by mim304
My Heart by mim304 Not Today... by mim304 Nap Time by mim304
A Serious Talk by mim304
Wearing the Inside Out by jim373 The Watcher by jim373 Bridge of Sighs by jim373
Gone so Long by jim373 Summer Song by jim373 I Wanna Go To The Sun by jim373
Celebration by jim373 Spring Flowers for a Robin by jim373 Bound to You by jim373
Tiny Dancer by jim373
And some amazing art from their s!
Secret Love by BlueAnomiS Small friendly by MustafaSEZER lick. by Shutter-Shooter
Golden by MeFlyingFree AikoMerBot 2 by TLBKlaus Lake Mb35 by alfa
:thumb330520651: Sunlight Have A Heart by gallindz Pickins by 1001G
In the Beginning by seven-s Arms Enfolding by GraphicLia Birthday Present for Jim by FractalBee
DERP! by Wellgarth sepia ragdoll 1 by venomxbaby :thumb18693298
Do it your self guide for ApophysisLately I have been getting a lot of questions on how I make my images. So I have decided to put together a little article to help people get started with apophysis. I am linking tutorials that I know can help produce quality results I am not intending to take credit for any of these tutorials I am just sharing the resources.Do it your self guide for Apophysis5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1.What is apophysis? Its a free program used to create digital images based on mathematical equations. Don't worry the program does most of the work. A more basic way of looking at it would be you start with a single point and then add to it in different directions until you have an image.
Here Are a couple examples of what you could create using this program as you can see you add a lot of points to come up with a finished product. You can also see that the possibilities are virtually endless.
2.Where do I get Apophysis? The final version of Apophysis can be found here.
He has some install instructi
Resource Links Apophysis ResourcesResource Links7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Get the latest beta version of Apophysis over at sourceforge!
3D Apophysis is finally here!
Huge thank you to Zueuk for his innovation.
Download 3D Apophysis!
Check out our collection for all of our plug-ins on dA!
Apophysis Plugin Project's Newest Release: https://sourceforge.net/projects/apo-plugins/
cyberxaos' Epispiral plugin: http://cyberxaos.deviantart.com/journal/14004519
utak3r's Pie Plugin- http://utak3r.pl/index.php?/archives/50-Apophysis_2.06c_and_Pie_plugin.html
Be sure to check out our Gradients collection for all the gradients submitted to the group:
Be sure to take a look at our Scripts collection in ou
Random Emoticon FeatureThis article features a collection of emoticons that were selected by my Watchers and posted to me through various polls. I hope you enjoy them.Random Emoticon Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: Teamwork by Wooded-Wolf :iconnbsp: drunk 'motes by Kath602 :iconnbsp: oops, i did it again... by Scorpion81 :iconnbsp: Toxic-Fox-Girl's Secret Santa by death-wishes :iconnbsp: :fella: Revamp 2 by nirman :iconnbsp: Jester juggles by Web5teR :iconnbsp: Secret Santa 2011 by happy-gurl :iconnbsp: :thumb273738165: :iconnbsp: :stalk: v2 by darkmoon3636 :iconnbsp: Dummy Has Gone to Moon by Czar-the-Dragon :iconnbsp: Phlums Room by Mirz123
Music PvPvF collab by Kath602 :iconnbsp: A Hat too Big emoticon by FractalBee :iconnbsp: :thumb274141611: :iconnbsp: New Years Eve by kayleero :iconnbsp: Crowning witches by Oktanas :iconnbsp: Where's Krissi ? by spring-sky :iconnbsp: Stressed by greenafire :iconnbsp: Agent G and Agent C by 8-bitCoffee :iconnbsp: Third Eye Emote by Snowshi :ico
MARKI know there are many tribute/dedication/memorial pieces out there, and I'd be happy to feature them here, if you just let me know about them. In the Meantime, I found this GLORIOUS piece, just today, (Tues. 10/9/2012) that just BEGS to be shown...MARK2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please give the artist some love for her awesome, breathtaking image...
and some others I have found
from Mark's brother, Simon
and a few from the Mark's Memorial folder in :iconfractalphiles:
ROXY and RONNY by DorianoArt Tune in - Turn On - Drop Out by skyzyk Tribute to Mark by Daeurth &
My First Feature...updateThis is my first feature of some of my favorite art. I hope you like it.My First Feature...update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sweetmarly - http://sweetmarly.deviantart.com/
Fractalbee - http://fractalbee.deviantart.com/
Kancano - http://kancano.deviantart.com/
Origami Windmill by KancanoPrecious Heart by Kancano
Ladycompassion - http://ladycompassion.deviantart.com/
A MidNight Clear by C0MPASSIONLace by C0MPASSIONSeraphim by C0MPASSIONFlowered by C0MPASSION
*KisaragiChiyo - http://kisaragichiyo.deviantart.com/
Happy New Year 2013! by KisaragiChiyoFor all my watchers and friends - Yuuki by KisaragiChiyoSaying - Chinmoku wa Kin nari by KisaragiChiyoMessage by KisaragiChiyo
*BojiStone - http://bojistone.deviantart.com/
You are my Sunshine! by SherjaxonPrivate Pity Party by SherjaxonButterflies are Free......... by SherjaxonAnimals Speak On Christmas Eve by Sherjaxon
ezzan - http://dezzan.deviantart.com/
A Merry Christmas Gift by CindysArtRoyal Tears by CindysArtSmall tip by CindysArtThe Sailor by CindysArt
More to come later!!!
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#100: The Great Mandelbulber - MarkJayBeeThe 100th issue of my journal and there's nothing better than a Great Mandelbulber to fill it!#100: The Great Mandelbulber - MarkJayBee2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Good morning people! Welcome to the second volume of The Great Mandelbulber, a series of interviews to discover the Mandelbulb3D world with the eyes of artists who use it.
The wait is finally over, here it is the interview with MarkJayBee! Please, have some time to read it, you won't regret!
The Great Mandelbulber - MarkJayBee
Hello MarkJayBee! Tell us some about you.
I live in the small seaside town of Largs, on the west coast of Scotland, which has some wonderful scenery and sea views. As a visual artist and photographer, living in this location has always acted as a great source of inspiration for me, and I count myself very fortunate to live here.
I've been producing artwork in one form or another for as long as I can remember and that goes back quite a long while!! My influences mainly stem from Science F
3D Week FinaleIt's time to wrap up 3D Week at Project Educate.3D Week Finale3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Bear with us, this is a mammoth blog. We're going to do a summary of the week, announce the winners we've had over the week, do some features and express some gratitude!
First things first, please fill in This Survey.
Whether you participated in any or all of the 3D week events, be it quietly followed, or entered a contest, or joined our live chat, your feedback is valuable and will help steer us in the right direction for future events. Knowing what you did and didn't like, what we did well and what we could do better are things we need to know so we can make the next event even more awesome.
Here's a recap of the week's events:
Monday, November 28: 3D Printing!
3D Printing: An Overview and Interview with Professor Olaf Di
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SKYZYK AND SEVEN_S:iconskyzyk:HAPPY BIRTHDAY SKYZYK AND SEVEN_S2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Viva la Vida by skyzykRoomDoorsIFS - trial 1 by skyzyk
Deviant ID 234 by skyzyk3D Studio with Chopper LSV by skyzykTropical Water Scene by skyzykOff The Beaten Path by skyzyk
Sunshine on a Rainy Day by seven-sIn the Beginning by seven-sMagic Carpet by seven-sCode of Life by seven-sSong of the Sun by seven-sWinter Memories by seven-sA Taste of Burgundy by seven-sMusic of the Night by seven-sTaiyou no Uta by seven-sThe World of Dew by seven-sBring me my chariot of fire by seven-sPackages Tied Up with Strings by seven-s
On Unknown ArtistsThis article was originally inspired by a discussion with Alavesa and posted in a journal here but people told me I should make it a news article So here's a revised (hopefully improved) version. Any updates and additions will be posted there.On Unknown Artists3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Tip for unknown artists
First, this is something I find many just don't realise... Did you know that you're way more likely to meet new friends and getting your work noticed if you interact with unknown artists, instead of only watching already popular ones? Unknown artists will appreciate any feedback you leave them a lot more (be it a critique, a fave etc.), and often will keep talking to you and return the favour, while to many popular artists, you may be just another drop in the sea.
Remember, the amounts of exposure you get doesn't just depend on the quality of your work you'll have to get some people to look in the first pla
Thank you All So Much!!!I just want to say a big 'THANK YOU!' to everyone for all the wonderful birthday greetings and wishes that you sent me. I was pleasantly surprised when I got on dA and saw all the birthday comments and gifts, they really made my day all that much brighter. You guys are the best!Thank you All So Much!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I want to feature all the lovely gifts that I received. I encourage everyone to check these guys out, they all have beautiful work.
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals # 15Did you miss the series? I have missed it too, but I thought it would be a good idea to have a break from it until I found some inspiration again. You guys never stop to amaze me, I get new and fresh works, journals and tutorials in my inbox every day, and now I thought I should share it with you. First some news from DA's fractal corner.Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals # 152 years ago in Personal More Like This
raysheaf is planning a tutorial on how to make realistic shapes using concentric circles in UF. Be sure to add him to your watch list if you want this tutorial in your inbox! http://fav.me/d4t8eug
Light has challenged Chiara with this one: and I think it's a great idea! It's not like the usual parameter pongs, but a co-operation between two artists with different styles, where the result shows off each artist's style. Just imagine Leichenengel's colourful psychedelic style with :devjimpan73: metallic spirals and shiny gems. Or LeonieZurakowsky's colourful plastic mandelbulb shapes with kr0mat1k's quirky metallic bul
Journal Skins: FAQ Can I use your journal skins?Journal Skins: FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You need to be a premium member to use any journal skins. With that being said, anyone on deviantART can use my journal skins as long as they leave the credits.
How do I install journal skins?
Install the journal skin.
Click on this . . .
and . . .
Apply the journal skin in your journal.
Create a new journal entry:
Go to the options tab:
Scroll down and click on Choose a skin:
Click on the skin you want and click on Ok:
And now it should look like this:
Applying the divs.
Click on the Journal Text tab:
And copy and paste this code into the content section:
YOUR TITLE HERE
JOURNAL TEXT HERE JOURNAL TEXT HERE JOURNAL TEXT HERE
The divs are the additional boxes in a journal. The text you're readin
Odyssey PropulsionArtists, Writers, Poets, Deviants.Odyssey Propulsion2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
We want you!
Odyssey II is the second mass collaboration event to be conceived on deviantART this time under the watchful gaze and guiding hand of none other than Clive Barker - - the master of fantastical narratives. The result will be published next year in digital and traditional book form.
Read about the Project and participate in the creative event of the new millennium (before it ends, of course, with the apocalypse). Here is the current prompt inspired by the latest Odyssey II chapter chosen by Clive.
Prompt for Chapt
Premium Content PlatformDeviantART is proud to announce our Premium Content Platform — providing the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate earnings by making digital files of their high-quality work available for download. The Premium Content Platform allows deviants to buy and sell digital goods for immediate download and use. Sellers are able to charge a little and sell a lot, and take advantage of the easy-to-use Points currency for digital downloads. Buyers get the things they want with the satisfaction of supporting the artists they love.Premium Content Platform2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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What is the Premium Content Platform?
The Premium Content Platform is a way for deviants to easily sell and buy digital content. The Platform is based on digital downloads, which removes all of the issues brought about by phy
Hello Friends....Hello to all of you..... my lovely Friends and Watchers! :iconkirbykissesplz:Hello Friends....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My real time need my full attention....
Therefore, I can currently spend little time on DevaintArt...
Some friends have celebrated their birthday....
I have not forgotten you ....
Please.... look to all these wonderful artist and leave a little comment.... thank you....
Happy Birthday belated.... I hope your days were wonderful...
:iconhellonlegs: 03.September 2012
:iconkaaaay: 08. September 2012
Anubis by kaaaay rainy love by kaaaay
Kami by kaaaay noble eightfold path by kaaaay
alternative reality by kaaaay friendship by kaaaay
Weekly photo #007 Lady in the Woods by Arifismyname Once you lose that innocence III by Moosiatko Robin by corsuse Reborn by Oer-Wout Misty Morning by Mashuto Sunlit by EliseEnchanted :thumb394415264: Natalie by Hart-Worx Momentary by dandelgrosso Tom Sawyer by Obsessed-by Growing Strong by xOronar sunrise by Mayberest Chorous by Sortvind Last Solo by Oer-Wout Tuomiojarvi by m-eralp Dronely Summer by Greg-McKinnon Afternoons whisper v.1 by bwaworga :thumb394939922: Nature's Disco Ball by alexgphoto Sunset on the Tundra by tourofnature Flowing brook by RobinHedberg Float On by MyLifeThroughTheLensWeekly photo #0071 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Mount Rainier by porbital Sweet Biscuits by Silvermoonswan .:Summer Crush:. by MissLaurelle Silent Reflection by JustinDeRosa Air Balloons XXX - Exclusive Stock by somadjinn Sensational delicious by Magnet-Crayon Feeding my Flame by LuizaLazar ellie II by Rinksy Dreams To Live Within by GrotesqueDarling13 The only place by Econita Reborn by Oer-Wout Fog Everywhere by andreea-blas D295 by miobi Cold by Econita Ruusu by juhku A Bee by Ivushe Flowerland by Silvermoonswan ---Laaaaa---- by Pyr0sky Sprankles by DisasterAng no one will find you. by Hamish-Frost Morning dew. by MauiMelle Time - Travel Of The South by Trashins light by baspunk Dolomites by AljoschaThielen :t