Apparel Collection: Top HatMaking art from multiple sources of inspiration allows you an opportunity for
different avenues of thought to converge and spin into genres you’ve never
before tried. Mixing it up and treading on new ground creates entire new worlds
of unexplored subject matters and themes for you to build your masterpiece
Steampunk is a fun sub-genre of science fiction that mixes many ideas together, including Victorian Era style, steam-powered machinery, retro-future civilization, and great attention to technical detail. The result is a truly wonderful mash-up
that’s popular for artists and writers alike.
This piece was spawned from a series of other works I had done in many different medias. Skulls have interested me greatly throughout my life, and the subject matter has always been prevalent in my artwork. One of my favorite pieces is on the belt buckle I wear daily that I made in a jewelry class years ago. It has very special meaning on many levels, and the skull design h
Introducing the Holiday 2012 Apparel Collection!Welcome, deviantARTGear Watchers & MORE!Introducing the Holiday 2012 Apparel Collection!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New to the deviantART T-Shirts & Gear team, we'd like to introduce Forest Stearns ($draweverywhere), Art Director of deviantART Brands. Forest is excited to offer you an insider preview today and share how our brand new Holiday 2012 Collection (which launches this week!) evolved from concept to reality.
Read about the creation of It's Art. Click here to see the process journal.
Hello, my friends!
I'm excited to tell you about a huge project we’ve been working on that's finally going to see the light of day (or your computer screens) this week! For the first time, de
Apparel Collection: It's Art!This piece is best worn while you are working on something huge and pushing yourself to the limit. You may get some paint on your clothes, tear your favorite jeans, or end up with some cuts and bruises, but it'll be worth the escapade. The marks of life add character. Go big, deviate from the norm if it feels right, and don't listen if people tell you that what you like or do isn't valid! Remember, if you love it and it flows from your creative mind, then It's Art.Apparel Collection: It's Art!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This piece came to me after spending an evening drawing with a group of friends at an event. I wasn't the best artist in the circle, but I was very inspired by the opportunity to learn and watch new techniques while doing my best to keep up with these folks and make good work. There was a group of artists that were drawing in a cool, old-school cartoon fashion. The topic of conversation among the artists was mixing older subjects with contemporary ideas. I sketched out some full-page ideas, and this creation stood out on the
Welcome to Daily Deviations PE WeekWelcome to Daily Deviations week!Welcome to Daily Deviations PE Week3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the course of this week we'll celebrate the positive side of DDs and discuss the negatives, allay some fears, and address some myths in the hopes that all members of dA will have a better understanding of how and why DDs are featured. We hope that everyone will enjoy what we have prepared for you all as we tried to incorporate the feedback you have so generously given us as we prepared for this week. We hope that we will address your concerns, but feel free to ask questions at any time!
This weeks schedule
Monday AM: Welcome to DD Week - Astralseed
Monday PM: Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? - Aeirmid
Tuesday AM: Daily Deviations: The Myth and the Legend - Aeirmid
Tuesday PM: Daily Deviations- So you want to su
Photography Troubleshooting:How to Photograph FoodMany of us lament about a lack of subjects to Photograph - and almost just as many of us create something on a daily basis that with a bit of presentation, can look like a masterpiece. Food is one of the most accessible Photographic subjects and if you've no idea where to start, hopefully this article will give you a few pointers. Firstly, you don't need an expensive D-SLR in order to capture some of the food masterpieces you see around.Photography Troubleshooting:How to Photograph Food2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The above was taken with a Sony Cybershot which is a good quality point and shoot camera. As you can see, the focus is crisp, the quality is good and the lighting is adequate. It works well - and it's easy enough to achieve whether you have a D-SLR or something smaller.
Before you start cooking - get prepared. It's the simplest easiest thing to say and you'll likely roll your eyes at such a mundane instruction but there have been many times when I've found mysel
Did You Know? - an overviewFor quite some time now, the Community Relations team has been writing articles called Did You Know?. The articles focus on lesser-known facets of the deviantART website, and aim to educate the community on those specific parts of the website.Did You Know? - an overview3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To help you find the information you are looking for, we have composed an overview that lists all previous Did You Know? articles and their topics. With every new article we release, we will update the overview, to ensure it remains up-to-date.
As we write this article series for you, the community, we would like to know: What aspects of the website do you want to learn more about? Or what can you teach other deviants about? If we decide to use your suggestion we will be sure to credit you. Let us know your ideas through our Feedback fo
Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!Happy Thanksgiving, Premium Members!Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Today is a day for gratitude -- giving thanks for what you have and what you've been given. It's a time for remembrance and enjoying the company of others. And though Thanksgiving is not celebrated everywhere in the world, being thankful is still important to keep in mind.
We're asking you to tell us what you're thankful for! It could be anything -- the people in your life, the weather, your lunch, or, maybe just that it's Thursday, the best day of the week.
If you need inspiration, check out techgnotic's article about gratitude here.
There are no prizes this week, but you could be chosen by a Secret Santa by posting a comment to Holiday HQ with a reason why you love a particular item i
Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing AutumnFor many Photographers, Autumn is now officially here and is one of the most exciting seasons to capture in terms of colour, change and vistas. Early morning mist, late afternoon sun, orange, red and golden hues - Autumn has a lot to offer in many countries. If you're like me, Autumn often arrives all at once and it can be tricky to know how to make the best of the season before it's over. A couple of days of high winds and rain can ruin the best Autumnal captures by ripping the leaves down before you've even got the chance to snap - so it's great to be prepared for the season.Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing Autumn2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Leading lines are particularly useful. Yet so many people quote ' Look for leading lines...' or 'You've captured the leading lines here perfectly' and really do we even know properly what they are? The purpose of a leading line is to draw a viewers eye into the photograph and then on a journey - through it. Think of it as a visual narrative. They can be intentional and ind
Apparel Collection: Deviant CursiveToday, I'm thrilled to tell you about Cursive. This design was a definitely trying, but it worked out well in the end. Plus, I had fun in the process and want to share with you this little art tip. Move your whole body as you draw for fluid strokes and dynamic lines. It really works and I had fun practicing that technique during this piece.Apparel Collection: Deviant Cursive2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sometimes the simplest pieces take the most time to perfect. It's one thing to draw a word all crazy and let the color scheme carry it visually, but to write words in an elegant form can be difficult to perfect. You'll see throughout the story of this piece many iterations the piece went through. I think I wrote this out over 100 times before I felt that it had the right essence.
The concept started in pencil, using many variations of letter forms and fonts to see if one of them would catch my attention. Script styles quickly caught my eye, but I was not sold on which medium to use. So I explored many.
I went through page after page of co
Photography Weekly: Edition Forty SevenPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Forty Seven2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
“You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it"
I read an article this week that said something along the lines of how every moment is a fresh reality. Every now is a beginning. Every now is a chance to restart. With those thoughts came the declaration that we should learn to photograph in the moment rather than work ourselves up into a frenzy of trying to create moments for ourselves. Ultimately I feel that it's a bit of both. This past week I've spent some time doing professional shoots with babies and used them as my photographs of the day. I've then been surprised and a little dejected when the following day, an opportunity didn't just fall into my hands. Sometimes though, it's good to leave the tripod at home, forget the filters and the flashgun and just shoot with free hands, fingers crossed, hoping for the best. Unless, like me, you are prese
What is Traditional Darkroom?What is Traditional Darkroom?What is Traditional Darkroom?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Darkroom is where it all began. It started in a world where the word 'photography' didn't yet exist and the art of creating images of reality with light and chemicals sat somewhere between science and magic. Did you know that the mathematicians Aristotle and Euclid describe pinhole cameras in the 4th and 5th centuries?
In the early 1800s, artist/inventors like Louis Dageurre and Henry Fox Talbot (among others) experimented with ways of fixing images using chemicals, including silver compounds, following exposures on materials like glass and metal, lasting from several minutes to several hours. By 1840, Talbot was creating negative images using the calotype process and John Herschel had invented the cyanotype process (where the term 'blueprint' comes from) and created the first glass negative in 1839.
In the middle part of the 1800s, the wet plate collodion process be
MovemberAbout MovemberMovember2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors. Donning their mustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.
No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to ed
Spirit Day is ComingSpirit DaySpirit Day is Coming2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Save the date! Spirit Day is Friday, October 19th! Which means you can show your support for the LGBT community by doing a number of things, from raising awareness through articles, artwork, literature or simply sporting the team colors on and/or offline. What colors?
The color that represents Spirit Day is purple! Which brings us to the challenge portion of Spirit Day!
The Purple Challenge
The Purple Challenge is simple, go one day (October 19th) using only one color during your daily adventure on deviantART: purple. Here are some places you can pimp out the color purple:
Your avatar. Use a simple photo editing program to temporarily turn your avatar purple.
A featured deviation on your page.
A collection of purple deviations.
Use only purple emoticons!
In journal sk
What is Digital Darkroom?What is Digital Darkroom?What is Digital Darkroom?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Digital Darkroom is the evolution, converting chemical processes to digital ones, cellulose and silver to pixels and bytes. The first digital camera, weighing 8 pounds with a resolution of 0.01 megapixels, was built in 1975 and recorded black and white images to a cassette tape. The first camera which recorded images as computerised files was made by Fuji in 1988 and the first commercially available digital camera was created in 1990.
The Digital Darkroom gallery on dA is for photographs which have been digitally processed or edited with the use of computer software to emulate traditional and alternative film darkroom techniques. It's also a place for very modern processes like HDR photography, which involves creating images with a higher range of visible tones than regular photography.
Most of the functions available in digital editing software were created to mimic actual darkroom
Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing FireworksWith the 5th of November looming - and of course Christmas and New Year bringing the opportune moments for fireworks - it seemed useful to put together a small troubleshooting guide for those that are going to venture out with the camera. The 5th of November in the UK is known as Bonfire night - the day when, many years ago, the plot to blow up the houses of parliament was thwarted. Nowadays when officials discover a terrorist plot, they're pat on the back and life goes on. But back in those days, a whole day was set aside for celebrating. And now, in the modern age, up to two weeks are spent setting off fireworks. So first and foremost, if you can - shoot it in RAW mode. It's great for after-tweaking and especially with white balance and sorting out flaws. We're drawing on the expertise of WhenPigsFry in order to give you as many tips as possible. He's part of a crew that puts on firework displays and thus sadly misses the chance to shoot them a lot of the time. However hPhotography Troubleshooting: Capturing Fireworks2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Apparel Collection: Deviant BARKFrom sheepdogs to wolves to coyotes, dogs are inspirational in their energy and passion for nature and all life has to offer. Join us in appreciation of our furry canine friends with this cuddly deviant BARK tee!Apparel Collection: Deviant BARK2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We love creatures of all shapes and sizes. I grew up with dogs and have always loved them as friends and adventure buddies. This concept started out as sketches in my black book, and I worked out many styles.
From foxes to long cats to wolves to simple barking dogs, I was drawing them all in marker, ball-point pen, and pencil. I liked that each of them had a different feeling that was really accentuated by the choice of drawing tool.
During this process, I went to a drawing party, and there was a fun little canine there named Dexter. I considered him for the piece, along with some other dog friends of the same breed. Using brush pens, china crayons, and thick markers, I ended up with a multi-media piece that I think truly captures this little guy’s atti
Sketchmatch rulesWhat is Sketchmatch?Sketchmatch rules2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The original Sketchmatch saw its origins in Twitter by idea of eL-HiNO, toonfed and Tebin-Art and later transfered to deviantArt via dAmn
The rules and way to participate have changed slightly since then but the main idea remains the same; we gather, we set a theme and then you must make a drawing based on said theme....
The catch is that you only get 10 minutes to do your entry!
Here are a couple of examples:
Yes! Each one of these was created in just 10 minutes!
So how will this work?
We gather over :#communityrelations: The theme will be set at the moment by the participants currently in there. The theme could be literally anything; french maids, steampunk ponies, how would you look if you were a superhero, the most crazy hat you would wear in a wedding, etc. When the theme is se
Nom Nom 23# Halloween Special Happy Halloween!!!Nom Nom 23# Halloween Special2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Pumpkin 1 by bittykate
Halloween cupcakes by GrotesqueDream
Cake for Halloween Princesses by Korpinkynsi
Nom Nom 28# Christmas SpecialNom Nom 28# Christmas Special2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Christmas Sweets by May-Elena
Christmas Cookies by alyelliott
Merry Christmas by kurosakii
Waiting for Christmas by Alessia-Izzo
Thanks to melijan for this weeks suggestion of Christmas Cookies! Want to suggest a theme? Send me a note!
Apples | Strawberries | Cinnamon | Chicken | Chocolate | Brussel Sprouts |
Celebrating Diversity #9Often we get lost in habits and do the same thing over and over again, and we forget about all the wonderful options there is out there. Celebrating Diversity is a series of articles that remind us how wide and rich the art world is and of the variety of options available on deviantART.Celebrating Diversity #92 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I have to admit, I'm guilty of not browsing all of the galleries as much as I should. I love the Artisan Crafts world and I often get lost in its galleries and forget about the rest, so this time I went through all of the galleries looking for awesome art for this article, and I discovered forms of art I didn't even know about! It was a fantastic experience and I hope this series of articles will encourage you to do the same.
Apparel Collection: Better ChemistryAs artists, it is really important that we venture outside of our comfort level and look for inspiration in a multitude of places. DeviantART is a great place to find all sorts of different types of art that are as different or similar to your own as you can imagine. Beyond the arts, it’s good to look to other fields of study and other thought processes for creative insight. Bringing in elements from unconventional fields of inspiration can really broaden your audience and help make your art a rich experience for all who view it.Apparel Collection: Better Chemistry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This shirt was designed with science in mind. I often study science books and watch nature shows for ideas to bring into my work. Better Chemistry is a nod to the science of chemistry and its beautiful visuals. This illustration can be worn while meticulously testing out your artistic ideas and solving your creative theories. Be an alchemist of art! Explore with your art tools and document the journey. Remember to show your work
One morning, I was exp
Winners of the devID Spooky Make-up Contest!I'm extremely happy to announce the winners of the devID Spooky Make-up Contest!! If you're interested, you can view all of the entries here.Winners of the devID Spooky Make-up Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconthelasth0pe: :icondekoradum: :iconkovowolf: :iconthiefoworld:
La Catrina by antoniodgamboa
You win: 500 points
Needle and Stitches by KellyZak
You win: 800 poin
Stock Photography: Clint ClemensClint Clemens has long been dubbed the Father of modern Automotive Photography. His work is sleek, crisp, smooth and not unlike the subjects he photographs. One of his most famous shots is titled Kills Bugs Fast. The story behind the image is that Porsche trust him only with the slogan and told him that he had to illustrate the idea himself. So he did. Thus landmark commercial stock photography was created.Stock Photography: Clint Clemens2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Source: Clint Clemens Kills Bugs Fast found here.
Not satisfied with the fame for his astounding images, Clint went one step further to explore and figure out how he could photograph cars in his studio, creatively and with limited resources. He made the connection between car and road and realised that's where he belonged, out in the field rather than inside a studio. In 1980 he got the idea (a genius one!) to attach a camera to a car. H
Merrell Diorama Contest Winners AnnouncementContest ArticleMerrell Diorama Contest Winners Announcement2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
"Really liked the different perspective/point of view, made it stand out from the rest of the entries. Very unique idea that was well thought out. The various layers and colors of the fall trees captures how close a harvest moon appears to be just within reach."
$2,500 USD6,000 deviantART PointsA trip to attend a deviantMEET in either Portland, OR, or Seattle, WA, USA on March 16, 2013dA PRO Digital Artist BackpackA Print of your choice from
Winners of the Photomanip Tutorial Challenge!Hi everyone,Winners of the Photomanip Tutorial Challenge!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I wanted to (finally) announce the winners of the October tutorial challenge in the photomanipulation community! You can read about the challenge here!
We had SIX amazing entries; you can browse them here!
I want to say a special thank-you to StarsColdNight and nikkidoodlesx3, who were quite gracious with helping me score the entries! The entries were scored from 0 to 20 according to the following criteria:
Effectiveness (5 points)Clarity of explanation (5 points)Usefulness of topic (5 points)Appearance (5 points)
. . . And here are the winners!
He will win 4,000 points!
She will win 2,000 points!
Many congratulations to the