Watchers Feature No: 76 xxxHi Everyone
For anyone who has not seen before, my watchers feature is something I run every week (life permitting) as a small way to say thank you for being good enough to have me on your watchlist, I appreciate the support very much
The features run in order of oldest watcher to the newest. If you have time to check these guys out, I know you'll enjoy browsing, there are a lot of wonderful artists out there and hopefully through these features you will find more
Thank you all for having a look
Collection: The Warrior and the MageCollection: The Warrior and the Mage1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Warrior and the Mage
“Preys of the thirst of blades and hunger of spells, what are we but witnesses of a war of two? Steel cloaks the hills as mist rises from the seas, and the night grows bright from shining swords and enchanted words. Whose blood will it be on the meadows, whose cry will echo the victory? When the drums are put to sleep, who will rule between the warrior and the mage?”
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Fake art - why care and what to look forI posted this last week for anyone looking for help to spot fake art. This is not law, if you don't care, feel free to move on. But if you do care that there are fakers out there, then maybe this could be of some use to you too. We have a serial faker on the loose on dA today so it sparked this little lot once more.Fake art - why care and what to look for3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, the questions/scenarios asked are always the same and the responses/justifications are always the same, but give them a minute to sink in before replying and insulting.
(Q1) Why do you care if someone is cheating what does it have to do with you?
(A1) Well, this is a public ART site and if people are submitting art that is not actually what they claim it to be, then they are dishonest. This will annoy some people and not others. If your passionate about your work then the chances are you'll find it insulting to the artistic community as a whole. Additionally, a lot of admins of groups HAVE to deal with fakes as a daily occure
Collection: From Myth and LegendCollection: From Myth and Legend1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
From Myth And Legend
“The wind within the trees was a whisper that spoke our tongue, and the stars in the sky shone on the gods of our heavens, alight and alive. What is science against alchemy, we asked them, what is coincidence against prophecy? Kings and beggars stand equal as fates unfold and worlds awake, as heroes rise and deities fall… among nymphs and mermaids, against harpies and sorceries, we must stand as one. Will you brave the lands of myth and legend with us?”
— TheMaidenInBlack, of theWrittenRevolution
Collection: Rise from the DeadCollection: Rise from the Dead1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Rise From the Dead
“Where are tonight the sword and its swinger, the holy spells and their singer? Where is the light to scatter the ghosts, the sight of dawn to shatter the frost? Fears can be hidden, and hearts’ fire kindled, but will shadows be caged and demons faced? The curses of liches linger like winds of winter, and wolves howl a hymn for the undead's hunt… who will be safe from the grim reaper’s swing, and who will fall in its grip?”
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Collection: Amongst the Elves and FaeCollection: Amongst the Elves and Fae1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Amongst the Elves and Fae
“Where is the breadcrumb trail of fairytales, and breath of mother nature? We have grown blind to ancestors and their lore, surrendered to fantasy what we believed before. Yet still we dream of elves and fae, of fluttering twilight sprites and lords of timeless halls; we long for lands where battles are won with bow and arrow, skies belong to eagles, and fields feel the flow of magic under the grass. How have we come so far, and how to go back?”
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution
A Cup of Creativity Challenge!My last challenge (The CCC - The Crayon Creation Challenge) turned out to be a load of fun and produced some unbelievable artworks! I thought it was time to do a new challenge. From the poll, there seem to be plenty of you to take partA Cup of Creativity Challenge!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What's the point?
* For fun
* For the challenge
* To try something new with a non standard medium
* I'll feature everyone on my page for a week with the art from this challenge
* For my favourite piece, I'll give away my coffee creation as a prize (and if it sucks, I'll do you a drawing instead)
What are the rules?
* Paint a portrait using coffee as your medium and nothing else (well, maybe a tiny bit of graphite for your sketch and tiny touches of your choice of white/black medium for highlighting/darkening choice areas, but that's it!) Your art must be at least 90% coffee.
* Paint whoever you like, but it must be a painting that you have put time into; I won't accept halfhearted or obviously rushed entr
FAQWhat pencils and supplies do you most often use? (Including coloured pencils )FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For graphite drawings I use a fairly basic set of tools and I do have preferred brands. I mainly use Tombow Mono 100 pencils, Tombow Mono Zero Erasers, Blu-Tack (instead of a kneaded eraser), Tortillions, colour shaper and Tissue if I'm blending. I mainly use a smooth plate finish paper for graphite drawings, my preferred brand is Mellotex, but I also use Winsor and Newton Extra Smooth Bristol board. My essential kit is here http://pbird12.deviantart.com/gallery/30897635#/d5euwgp it's not exhaustive, but it's what I use most of all.
For coloured pencil drawings I use Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Blu-Tack and occasionally a touch of white acrylic for highlights if I've lost them in the colouring process. I like a Hot Pressed Watercolour paper for colour pencil drawings. It's smooth enough to keep everything looking ni
Collection: The Heartbeat of Modern MusicCollection: The Heartbeat of Modern Music1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Heartbeat of Modern Music
From the days of Beethoven and Franz Liszt, to the Vaudeville stages of America in the1880s to the 1930s, to the electronic keyboards anchoring the rhythms of today’s rock groups and pop singers, the piano has been the heart of the music animating our popular entertainments. Not as sexy as the guitar, nor as brash as the drums, the pianos have been the steadying source of rhythm and timing holding together songs and other compositions for the past several centuries. And, oh yes, while not being so overtly sexy, pianos can be very romantic. Enjoy this gallery of the musician’s most basic dream machi
Cosplay Friday: Calling All HeroesCosplay Friday: Calling All Heroes1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Calling All Heroes
Sonic Wave by cibo-black-cat
Not for the faint of heart,
The fan–made Defense of the Ancients (DotA) strategy game takes place on a virtual battlefield where skillfully trained players level up their heroes and arm attacks against each other’s teams to claim satisfying victory. Released in 2003, it is one of the original multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games and certainly one of the most suc
The Founder's Favourites - 5th EditionDON'T FORGET TO FAVE THIS ARTICLE! YOU CAN WIN A 3 MONTHS SUB http://egil21.deviantart.com/journal/Some-opportunities-to-win-a-3-months-sub-287057596The Founder's Favourites - 5th Edition4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconsmallwaveplz:Hello deviants and art lovers!
This will be a regular feature, published on my (Egil21) Journal and submitted to TheFavouriteShowcase's Journals Folder http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/34209706 as well.
These works are my Favourites from my +devwatch of :icongroupsplz::iconthefavouriteshowcase:.
This is a group for all, where a great team of Contributors tries to expose your work in various ways and where you can certainly find some favourites too.
Please take a moment to see this collection and enjoy
Once you have flown, your eyes will ever gaze skyward. For once you have been there ... There you will go again! Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 - 1519)
A Cup of Creativity - Results!!!!Hi everyone,A Cup of Creativity - Results!!!!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So, the votes are in and the winners of the Cup of Creativity Challenge are below -
A big thank you to all the voters:
:icondreamarian::iconjustabeautifuldream::iconangelahillportraits::iconlilaeabluecoat::iconacjub::icondiamond4girl: myself and my other half.
Thank you all so much for taking part, the work you all created with coffee is seriously impressive!!!! I love these challenges
I've also featured everyone who took part below (within the time scale or not, some were subject to vote and others were too late ) and have to say, the voting was really very close after the 1st place winner.
La belle by Althea-25Someone's gonna hang if I don't Get. My. COFFEE! by Charmed-Ravenclaw
The Warrior (coffee) by Jessie-NewtonA New Years Kiss by Jessie-NewtonLisbeth Salander - A Cup of Creativity by StrayState
Coffee and Cigarettes by NicksPencilCoffee Painting by Vira1991:th
Don't let anyone belittle you or your work!I've been catching up a lot on dA since I got back and have been a bit surprised by some of the things going on. I've noticed that some of the wonderful artists I love and admire are being pushed aside for some ... interesting works. I won't get into a debate on this, at the end of the day, this is just my opinion. But how can a quick sketch that has been edited in photoshop to add some sparkle, outrank something that someone has put 30+ hours into and is pencil perfection? I don't understand the world anymore. Anyway, I just wanted to say I still appreciate your work and dedication .. for what that's worthDon't let anyone belittle you or your work!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The next thing I want to say, and this is based on observation and on a conversation or two I've been having. Have you ever felt belittled or put down in your art because someone tells you that 'it's not the right way'? I have some issues with this and felt the need to vent a little bit, so I'll list my wafflings below
Q) Have yo
Galileo Galilei: The Starry MessengerGalileo Galilei: The Starry Messenger1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
GALILEO GALILEI: The Starry Messenger
February 15 marks Galileo’s 461st birthday.
The man has a long list of accomplishments in the field of astronomy attributed to his name, including improving and developing the telescope, discovering sunspots, and proving that earth was not the center of the universe.
One of Galileo’s most widely-known accomplishments is the discovery of Jupiter’s four largest moons, also known, aptly, as the
Cosplay Friday: X-MenCosplay Friday: X-Men9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters
Rogue Gambit I
The X-Men made their comic book debut in 1963 as a group of mutants who were born with superhuman powers and were feared and hated by society for being different from humans.
The inspiration for The X-Men came from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and was originally titled The Mutants. Marvel asked editor Stan Lee to change the title because they thought no one would know what the wor
Spy Tools of the FutureSpy Tools of the Future1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Spy Tools of the Future
By istickboy, Truepicturesinc
Watch Dogs by AcerSense
Realm of Possibilities: SuperhumanRealm of Possibilities: Superhuman1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Realm of Possibilities: Superhuman
Naga by armandeo64
Foreword by techgnotic
Our guest editorialist, the nameless one, founder of Realm-of-Fantasy is known on DeviantArt as alltheoriginalnames and he is the Keeper of the Realm—that Realm being the renowned Realm of Fantasy Group, the largest fantasy and science fiction group curation on the web. He is the Administrator for poseraddicts, a dA group for 3D artists and the founder of Creationarium. The editors of
Collection: Fashion is a Seductive and Savage GodCollection: Fashion is a Seductive and Savage God1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Fashion is a Seductive and Savage God
Asia’s Next Top Model Tiger
Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano by Dana Thomas was published this month. It tells the story of two revolutionary British designers who re–invented and re–energized Fashion Weeks in Paris and New York and brought real outrage and excitement back to high fashion. In the past twenty years these
Lewis Carroll: Alice In WonderlandLewis Carroll: Alice In Wonderland1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Lewis Carroll: Through A Glass, Darkly
Alice Meets the Cheshire Cat by feliciacano
The more one is denied something, the more one desires it.
The more oppressive the strictures circumscribing one’s life, the more delirious become that person’s dreams. The more prohibitions and sacrifices one accepts as a life’s duty, the more ingenious must become the approved “escapes.