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
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 Clemens7 months ago in Community Relations 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
Winners of the Photomanip Tutorial Challenge!Hi everyone,Winners of the Photomanip Tutorial Challenge!7 months ago in Contests 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
What is Traditional Darkroom?What is Traditional Darkroom?What is Traditional Darkroom?7 months ago in Editorials 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
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!7 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
:iconthelasth0pe: :icondekoradum: :iconkovowolf: :iconthiefoworld:
La Catrina by ~antoniodgamboa
You win: 500 points
Needle and Stitches by *VividButTrivial
You win: 800 poin
Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!Happy Thanksgiving, Premium Members!Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!7 months ago in deviantART Blog 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 Weekly: Edition Forty SevenPhotography Weekly Header created by ~TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Forty Seven7 months ago in Photography 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
Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing HalloweenHalloween brings with it the chance to combine many areas of Photography whether you are presented with a field of pumpkins, decorated houses, close up spooky food creations or indeed infants and children adorned in the cutest of costumes. In terms of vibrancy, fall/Autumn and Halloween combine wonderfully to create a time of color, emotion and interesting subjects. So it's often difficult to know where to start, but the key elements behind arming yourself with the camera don't differ that much from how you should behave day to day when shooting.Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing Halloween8 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Still Life Photography Tips
Halloween is about the drama and you can capture this and convey it in your images by getting in close and filling a frame with your subject. People or objects alike, getting in close will add a bit more drama to your shots. If you're capturing food and in particular cupcakes or other Halloween treats and desserts then consider making your background Halloween themed too. Orange paper,
Nom Nom 23# Halloween Special Happy Halloween!!!Nom Nom 23# Halloween Special8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Pumpkin 1 by ~bittykate
Halloween cupcakes by ~GrotesqueDream
Cake for Halloween Princesses by ~Korpinkynsi
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 Fireworks8 months ago in Photography More Like This
Sketchmatch rulesWhat is Sketchmatch?Sketchmatch rules7 months ago in Projects More Like This
The original Sketchmatch actually was originated on Twitter by idea of ~eL-HiNO, ~toonfed and ~Tebin-Art and later transfered to deviantArt via dAmn
The rules and way to participate has changed slightly since then but the main rules remain the same; the idea is to create a quick jam, a group of deviations with a theme which is set at the moment by the people currently participating.
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 craz
Introducing the Holiday 2012 Apparel Collection!Welcome, deviantARTGear Watchers & MORE!Introducing the Holiday 2012 Apparel Collection!7 months ago in deviantART Blog 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
Creeping Wednesday #11Creeping Wednesday #117 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's the eleventh Creeping Wednesday
and the temperature is high, heated by the fire!
All about dragons this time, along with some interesting facts and stories. Many thanks to ^PirateLotus-Stock, *AnyLuck, =Doberlady, *RandomSearcher and ~JadasArtVision for suggesting some awesome pieces for this feature. The next theme is Sherlock Holmes! Please remember that I'm looking for underappreciated pieces from Traiditional Art gallery only.
3 questions to *RubisFirenos, a skillful creator with a gallery full of dragons!
What is that attracts you to traditional art?
What attracts me most in the traditional medium, is the possibility of being able to play with textures and to have the sensation of the brush, pencil, paintings under hands.
I also like the difficulty of some of these mediums and their diversit
Welcome to Daily Deviations PE WeekWelcome to Daily Deviations week!Welcome to Daily Deviations PE Week10 months ago in Projects 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
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 BARK6 months 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
Apparel Collection: Movie TimeTo wear this shirt is to cast yourself as the main character in the film of your life, with the dynamic and brightly colored images that make our days as beautifully composed as any award-winning movie. Art is a projection of your creative vision, so project it proudly!Apparel Collection: Movie Time7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Art exists across many media, from the very static to the super dynamic. Moving-picture media is a great subject matter, and it is the inspiration for this graphic illustration.
This design began on tracing paper with a sharpie marker as fast and furious lines over a pencil drawing. Knowing that this would be a shirt graphic and wanting to mix up the styles on the collection, I was happy with the drawing but wanted to move a different direction. In searching through images of movie-making and projecting systems, old-school projector technology caught my eye as a relic of times past. It’s all about following the inspiration, and the imagery of this machine that existed as a building block for the film technology we
Halloween: The answers!Here are the correct answers to the Halloween riddles:Halloween: The answers!7 months ago in Contests More Like This
My moniker came without conclave, but I quickly cast it aside. Never since has my name been repeated. Who am I? [Answer: Pope Celestine V]
In life, I embraced neither the darkness nor the light. In death, I am nowhere near either and can only run ragged around this outer vestibule, stung relentlessly by hornets for my lack of judgment. But, I digress. Which olive-toned stone might be of the most use to a Witch who wants results that are . . . otherworldly? [Answer: Moldavite]
Under me, He suffered, died, and was buried. I did not believe in His guilt, yet served him unto Death most willingly. For that I must suffer. Who am I? [Answer: Pontius Pilate]
The Poet walked Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso when halfway through his expected journey. What percentage of this expected journey
Spirit Day is ComingSpirit DaySpirit Day is Coming8 months ago in Community Relations 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
MovemberAbout MovemberMovember8 months ago in Community Relations 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
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 Autumn9 months ago in Community Relations 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
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 Food8 months ago in Community Relations 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
Art History Photography RoundupBefore we hand over the reigns to Film + Animation, firstly a huge thank you goes to all who contributed this month to make Photography Art History pretty awesome! We've talked about famous photographers, famous photos, people here on deviantART who are making history by getting published in the present day - we've brought you colour features, interviews, historical facts and much more! Here's a roundup of all the articles submitted during the past month...Art History Photography Roundup5 months ago in Photography More Like This
Colour Feature: YELLOW by ^SylwiaTelari Famous Photographs: Lunch Atop A Skyscraper by ^Kaz-D Nom Nom 29# by ^Kaz-D Thoughts about Photography - part 1 by `lintu47 Friday Feature: Issue 007 by ^arctoa Colour Feature: GREEN by ^SylwiaTelari Famous Photographers: Dorothy Bohm by ^Kaz-D Saturday Spotlight: Volume 007 by ^arctoa
Photography - Sunday Interviews by ^maytel Art History : MC Photography Chat Live by ^DistortedSmile Long-Exposure Photo Feature by `dekorAdum
Thoughts about Photography - part 2 by `lintu47 Food Photography - back to basics by ^Kaz-D Famous Photographers: Clyde Butcher+The Everglades by ^Kaz-D Colour Feature: RED by ^SylwiaTelari Friday Feature: Issue 008 by ^arctoa Photography Fortnightly: Edition Fifty One by ^Kaz-D
Nom Nom 30# by ^Kaz-DSaturday Spotlight: Volume 008 by ^arctoa Tilt-Shift Photography Feature by `dekorAdum Still Life Photography by ^3wyl :thumb347747
Traditional Tuesdays #52OMG OMFG OMFG! This is week fifty-two of this little article, and I can honestly say that I didn't think it would last this long. The night I started this feature, I was bored and just browsing around the Traditional Gallery. I was finding all kinds great artwork, that for one reason or another I couldn't/wouldn't give a DD. It could be because they had a DD recently, but mainly it was for a link to go back and see what they created next, and if they took it to the next level. Now it's more for artwork that I no longer have time to DD, I can't DD everything! I still find the article fun to do, and I'll keep doing it until it no longer is. So.... here is fifteen works of art that I thought you should see. I can't trust all of you all with anymore awesomeness, you might hurt yourself! Anyway, on with the show!Traditional Tuesdays #524 months ago in Art Features More Like This
**WARNING:Viewing these works of art may cause giddiness, elevated heart rates, and happiness in the pants(which could
Fashion Friday #35Fashion Friday #355 months ago in Art Features More Like This
My goal is to feature amazingly talented Fashion Photographers & Models every Friday!
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simsalabima | ilaschaffer | BohemianButterflies
Fan Art Newsletter - November/December 2012Hello everyone!Fan Art Newsletter - November/December 20126 months ago in Fan Art More Like This
The holidays are here and the year is coming to an end, so it's time for another Fan Art newsletter! The last of this year. Without further ado, let's check some of the things happening during the last two months of 2012.
FAN ART HAPPENINGS
November Fan Art and Fan Fiction Daily Deviations
OTHER COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
December Deviousness Award
A New Community Volunteer Vacancy
Pimps and Whoas - December 13