Best of December 2012Hello everyoneBest of December 20122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
SkyAndNatureClub proudly presents the best submissions of December 2012!
We feature the best pictures of every month, so make sure you submit your best works to the group and increase your chance to be featured
Not yet a member? Have a look at our Blog and feel free to join!
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Flowers, Plants & Macro
Conceptual Spotlight Vol. 34JamminJo'sConceptual Spotlight Vol. 342 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 34
Vampire Nights by Catherine-Di
Red Crow by Ani-Jo
Embrace by Julie-de-Waroquier
A little peice of heaven. by JadeGreenbrooke
angel_elena by tolgakusmez
Genesis by YouAreViolentRed
The truth is out there by klapouch
MOON PHASES by M0THart
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The Under-appreciated of November 2012 - part 2 :iconskyandnatureclub:The Under-appreciated of November 2012 - part 22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello dear members and non-members how are you ?
As you know the SkyAndNatureClub features the Under-appreciated: submissions which have less than 100 s.
"Under-appreciated Submissions" News Articles are submitted twice a month!
We are hoping that the submissions below would get more comments and faves. They deserve more than that Please take the time to Comment OR/AND Fave these submissions, as it will mean a lot to them and to us
For your information, those submissions are chosen from the gallery folder November 16th - 30tht 2012
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Flowers, Plants & Macro:
Conceptually Featured IIConceptually Featured II2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Fabulous Forest by wadzia:thumb336523281:heartbreak by sdfphotographyIt never sleeps Pt. II by MigleGolubickaiteWhat Autumn Brings: Please read narrative by imthinkinspiffybaker by jyoujoalways watching by michellis13Autumn is still here by Emily-WendyDissidence by PriscillaLibellePostpartum by Moose-40854/365 Heart Chain by photographybyteri
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Here is the first edition Conceptually Featured I
Flowers, Flowers, Flowers! - November 2012= Flower PhotographyFlowers, Flowers, Flowers! - November 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
F1456 - White. by Lothringen:thumb336857792:
Innocent by Dreamers-EndPure beauty by kouki1Blue velvet nights by AliquidLucis:thumb336194729:
Adagio ma non tanto by Morgan-LouSpring Flowers by kErstinRLily Cascade 2 by CASPER1830front and center by deftones1979
Pretty Orange Lily by gemmaboysphotographyFlower VII by OrganizationZero
harbingers of new spring by NiopheeFloriade V by Freya7Sommerboten by MariaDeinert
Lonely, yet Crowded by OrganizationZeroTulpen Rosa 1 by feigenfruchtTulips by Dusty-FeatherSnowwhite by MariaDeinert
Tiny pink flower by FrancescaDelfinoPink rose and book by FrancescaDelfinoN e v e r .. Say Never. by awfultosee
I will be back by Morgan-LouJungfrau by FurImmerUndEwigBeautiful Pink I by feigenfrucht
Pink perfection by gigi50Pink Flowers by WarriorQueen2005Pretty in Pink by Nefarious069
alone... by kouki1Pink Touch by Niopheewaterpark by ReachForTheStarfishPink by Velvet--Glove
Dawn of Pink by OrganizationZeroCold Shiver by FurImmerUndEwig
Oh love that will not let me go.One day in the future, I hope to be a parent - a role that reflects Christ's Father heart towards His elect. I know that in my role as a parent, there will be times when my children, in their younger years, will kick and scream for their own way, because they can't see what is best for them, and are blinded by their own desires. They can't see that sometimes, what they want is dangerous, and could harm them.Oh love that will not let me go.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As we get older, we think we are much too adult and wise to throw a tantrum, but are we? I'll tell you that I'm not. Even though Daddy God is looking after me, I can find myself looking for the easiest way to self-satisfaction, rather than waiting on God's perfect will to unfold, in God's timing, in His way. I find myself seeking satisfaction, pleasure and comfort outside of Him, and then even getting surprised that none of those things outside of His will and plans, give me life in its fullness, but rather they rob me of my joy, my happiness, my peace and my true
[ Feature Friday Volume 4 ]Hello.[ Feature Friday Volume 4 ]2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
IF YOU LOVE THIS JOURNAL, PLEASE FAVORITE IT TO GET SOME MORE LOVE!
Please excuse me for the very late update. I've had a long day, and most was devoted to helping my older sister with her Film stuff.
Okay, now that aside, Welcome to the fourth installment of the FEATURE FRIDAY Project! Photography, Digital and Traditional Art, Artisan Crafts, Literature....at least one of these are in this collection!
I'm so glad to be sharing the wonderful works that these people share with me via my Feature Friday posts! As usual, some of these works are under-commented, or receive less attention. Please be very mindful and Make their days! Every +fave, comment, or possible watch or critique is very appreciated! Show your support for this wonderful community!
Also, watch out for my next forum post, Feature Friday Vol.5 which will be coming out sometime one Sunday or so!
Well, here goes!
Weekly photo #004 sweet child o mine by SigitPutraSolo Meow by Iliketobeweird fold by Megson fairy tale by laura-makabresku Meditation by TammyPhotography 176.White snowball by Bulinko The shepherd by Amaltheea Untitled by FerBarchetta Reine from Reinebringen by jonpacker i am in the food by bonatua Chocolate Chip Granola Bars by TheCameraGirl Rise of an army by Piroshki-Photography Poem of the explosion by Piroshki-Photography Your thorns don't hurt by Vanilladisaster Common kingfisher - male by JMrocek Koelnbreinsperre by nische77 With catch by JMrocek Pingu - 2 by Pebels Isabell by aufzehengehen ~Enchanted Tomorrow~ by Isika On the road to Meiji Shrine by Pajunen :thumb390061411: Velvet worm says..... Give me a hug! by melvynyeo :thumb389725185: Playful alphas by Lupinicious My Name Is Green IV by JoannaRzeznikowska The Beauty of Decay by tgphotographer Grey Little Bunny by breanna-rae Untitled by hayzy The Old Man Of Storr by Nichofsky Sinking at Sunset II by mhmalali Sunset by AkaSling At the Top by GeorgeBraz After Rain by HAZEPINK Noctilucent Clouds by MikkoLagerstedt The Lighthouse by Michaelthien Shoreline by helios-spada Blackish by Michaelthien Entwine by FlabnBone Reflected Glory by helios-spada Jellyfish-2 by JoosieeWeekly photo #0041 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Cursing place by Akirahpaws :thumb389474768:
No More Worries by EintoeRn Way of the Wizard by Oer-Wout ___ by windrides :thumb390134267: :thumb39064
umbrellasQuote of the Day:umbrellas2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain"
Winter Alliance Contest! Greetings, fair Allies! It is my pleasure to announce the Winter Alliance Contest!Winter Alliance Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is the Alliance, you ask?
The Alliance is a project group intended to encourage visual and literary artists to work together. I've felt for some time that the dA Literature Community can at times be somewhat insular - to its detriment. We in the Lit Community are also sometimes prone to griping about the lack of exposure our work receives when compared to that of visual artists. So in the spirit of ^thorns brilliant Complaint Challenge I thought I would try to do something about that. And so the Alliance was born!
Because I, your founder, have a deep and abiding love for the seasons, this group will now host seasonal contests, and as the Autumn Contest is now over, it is time for Winter to reig
Bokehlicious In Light by Oer-Wout A new day is born. by incredi city of blinding lights by elalma Quench by Nariscuss reach the city steps tonight by Kenrocks Burning Book by HouaVang bright city lights. by wisesparrow In my mind. .. by addy-ack Morning Angel by diensilver 299. by shadddow Shades of the night by LuPri 356. by shadddow Pureness by Econita Beautiful wishes. by incredi 254. by shadddow Bokeh dream by AM4Y786 Purple dew by Piipsy The gift of a winter evening by Kokopa Rings of Saturn by EivindHansen Bokeh eclipse by pqphotography il pleut II. by extrasist0le OoOOoOOoOooOOOo O by Bomb-Creator Drops of bokeh by Saswat777Bokehlicious1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Little Bottle by khrmnens :thumb284523491: In loving memory by diensilver Golden shine by Fra-Emer Butterfly Bokeh by FreyaPhotos Mademoiselle Rouge and her fairy lights by ChanelRossouw morning bokeh by iCECREAMTRUCKFUCK Goodmorning by ByLaauraa Only Magic by AloriaTheZombie Curious Baby Roe by RoeEbo I'm Here, You There by djusa bokeh by moitisse Be Light by solefield Life Inside A Snow Globe by AimishBoy Lights and Mysteries by solefield Meme's eyes by Live-InTheMoment :thumb342853827: :thumb196060280: c p f by NineOneThree dear love, by Zaratops :thumb11211274
5 Ruts You'd Better Not Fall Into As A Writer1. Seeking validation on the outside and getting shocked when you get critique. Validation comes from within, folks. Hard life lesson, but there you are. First of all, every artist of any kind has to learn to tell themselves they've done good work even in the face of their detractors. (One just hopes they balance it out with taking valid critique into consideration so they improve.) If you can't, you're not going to accomplish much. Second, I'm not saying that encouragement and fans and book deals aren't very nice things, but to the creative process they can be massive distractions. I read recently that a core of stillness is necessary to the creative process, and the more distracted I get, the more I understand it. I have seen entirely too many writers (and by this I mean full-grown adults who should be emotionally mature and everything) seek validation in a desperate and pathetic way, and get outraged when — gasp — someone tells them their writing could improve. I have seen pe5 Ruts You'd Better Not Fall Into As A Writer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Reasons to Love dA's Lit Community: Part 1Over a month ago I asked "Why do you love dA's Literature Community?" and I received an amazing response, with well over 60 participants! For the sake of length I'll be splitting this article into two parts, with the prize winners at the end of the second article which will be posted tomorrow!Reasons to Love dA's Lit Community: Part 12 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
SadisticIceCream and I decided it would be best that all the reasons remain anonymous
because it is easier. So without further gushing from me, and in no particular order, here are some
Reasons to Love dA's Literature Community:
I love dA's lit community because it is filled with kind, good-humoured, knowledgeable and supportive people from all over the world, who are passionate about their craft. It seems that dA attracts the most talented amateur writers out there, meaning that there is a lot of wonderf
Group's birthday! Special suprisesAnnouncementsGroup's birthday! Special suprises2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello llama Lovers
Today is our group's birthday! To celebrate there will be special surprises for our members. As a special birthday gift to our members who keep our group alive, our group will be holding three giveaways! Three lucky members will win 3 month Premium memberships! Also we are going to allow our members to ask for llama 4 llama as many times as they want on this day! But please don't spam! Spamming will be considered you asking for anything other then llama 4 llama and we don't want to see pages filled only with your llama 4 llama comments!
Remember to follow the rules with the giveaways if you don't you will be disqualified!
3 members ill get 3 mo
Photography Troubleshooting: The Watermark FAQ"How do I protect my photography and art in general?"Photography Troubleshooting: The Watermark FAQ2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"As Eitvys200 pointed out, at least 1 journal per month makes it to the top of the list and is about stealing art. Sometimes this is something small such as posting a piece to facebook, other times you see hoards of pieces on a website selling wallpapers or something similar. Regardless of how it happens, or where, it can hurt just as much to see your hard work disregarded and especially someone else profiting or taking credit.
Protecting work is a huge deal for some people, and not for others. It depends entirely on your outlook - how you view your work and indeed whether or not there needs to be some constrictions on it due to the content being a child, or family member. But how do we protect our work properly from art theft and wrongful use? The simple answer is you can't provide for every eventuality. Even if you upload your work to a website where right click -> copy is disabled,
Are you hungry? Blushing Chocolate by JustLexa :thumb157487885: Swirl by nhuthanh coco by JustHoldMe Box of chocolates by liftangel Have a wonderful time by onixa Day 15 - Lazy afternoon by EliseEnchanted Stay, and drink some tea by ByLaauraa la la luxurious. by Camiloo Cake for Princesses by Korpinkynsi Saturday Morning II by sp1nderella skittle cupcake by chpsauce Valentine by Dipliner Snowfall Cake II by claremanson Cookies by Inutilll Colorful Delights by Naphartiri Sweet as love by liajedi Heart with chocolate by AmandineRopars Sprinke, sprinke by IHaveSeenTheRain Orange Slice by bittykate peach mousse by Pokakulka :thumb318249499: Still Life. 018 by AlexEdg cupcakes by illusionality Mr. Penguin's Peppermint Bark by YasminNich . c u p c a k e . by mistandsparkles Gingerbread Latte by blackbiscuit cupcakes by Zala24 cupcake I by cmykchicago healthy cookies by topinka cupcake III by excentric Chocolate cupcake. .. by light-from-Emirates Icing sugar by bebefromtheblock Mmmmm.... milk chocolate. by 6Artificial6 Oreo by AmandineRopars Rush of colors by kim-e-sens I'm still a girl. by gloeckchen .:Cookies:. by melenya Think Smart, Be Smarties by joesieAre you hungry?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Donut Story by ossesinare Cupcakes! by kishsaayx This just makes me happy by gold-girl776 D o n u t s by Sha59-Ananii H O T C H O C O L A T by xILOONA Sweet 3 by gold-girl776 Chocolate Fudge Brownies by Thrakki Cupcakes by hellokitty1996 :thumb3396471
Writing Tournament 2011 ~ First Round ClosedThe first round of our Writing Tournament is over! Thank you very much to everyone who participated!Writing Tournament 2011 ~ First Round Closed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The judging period will be at least two weeks. It's Christmas time, so please stick with us. :iconsantalaplz:
Keep and eye out for the next round and Happy Holidays!
We've got some great new stuff on the prize list, too! We're accepting entries until December 15th, so please remember to submit by then! We're accepting until midnight EST on the night of the 15th. And remember, you have to participate in this first round if you want to participate in the others.
It's that time of the year again! Our annual writing tournament is beginning and there are a lot of great prizes to be won! Please comment here to participate in the tournament! This is a tournament for all writers welcoming prose and poetry! It will be a grand competition spanning three rounds of literary challenge! First of all, you must be willing to w
How to Write an Artist's (or Author's) CommentsNearly all of us, if not every single one of us, have come across a deviation that just has a disappointing '...'. Conversely, some of us have even come across a massive wall of text.How to Write an Artist's (or Author's) Comments5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Whether we are the people who ask ourselves, "Is that it?", or whether we are the people who ask ourselves, "What can I say?", this guide will hopefully provide you with some insight in how to go about writing a good description for your deviations, a.k.a. your Artist's (or Author's) Comments.
IIIXII has already written a beautiful guide here. He mentions a great point and that is that your artists comments are the only thing that might motivate a reader or viewer to comment your work
How many of us want constructive comments, critiques and, most importantly, feedback on our pieces?
Thus, is it only fair that if we want something back, we have to give something as well?
Collection: The Secret GardenCollection: The Secret Garden2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
The Key is in Your Head
“The Secret Garden” was a serialized children’s story, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, written in 1910—11. It’s all about a troubled little girl coming alive in a secret place she alone has found the key to. Today, one’s “secret garden” evokes any place a person goes to be alone with their most private thoughts—that place sometimes existing only in mind in fantasy or memory.
“Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world,” he said wisely one day, “but people don't know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are goi
Commenter SystemThe Commenter System is supported through a group of "Commenters", those who have offered to give feedback so that others can directly directly request a constructive comment.Commenter System2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How To Request a Comment
Find a commenter from the list below and send them a note with subject, "Project Comment - Comment Please!", linking the deviation(s) you would like comments on. Feel free to include any questions that may help the commenter in their comments!
Each Commenter is listed under the category of art they are wiling to comment on, along with -The amount of deviations, per week, that each deviant can send.Their specialities, exceptions, and preferences on the art they will critique.
SAMPLE : (hover over each element for more information)
Guitarist & Railroad - Story IVEvery now and then or at least for now, twice a week, I will be posting up a Journal featuring an exceptional photo and the author's story of how he/she captured that particular moment.Guitarist & Railroad - Story IV2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many times, we come across amazing photos on deviantART and wonder what the story was behind that capture... who was involved, where it was taken, how it came to happen, and so forth. I thought it would be interesting to find out of a few of my own favorites, so I contacted a few photographers asking them for a quick summary of their stories.
This week's feature is one of Sergey Kostikov's (JunKarlo) incredible shots.
Check it out.
Guitarist and Railroad 3 by JunKarlo
To start with, the model is my brother. I wanted to try shooting outdoors with external flash-light, so I asked my brother to pose for me. When we got to the location ,
Something in the water comes around by detail24 Bow Boys by jenniferstuber Blue by Rykardo Another world by Yagodka The Escape by jadden Milky Water. by sergey1984 Green Turtle by nightmare-cookie Jelly-fish by nekdodrug Tropical Fish by ahermin grey seal by mescamesh A Crab's World by Nate-Zeman Underwater by BlackMageAlodia chaos in the water by d-choonga As Creative as.... by hougaard :thumb203914921: Into the blue by Svenimal I Can Fly by focusgallery Jellyfish Munch by KimbellSomething in the water1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Pacific Drifter II by roarbinson NEON by semorile Will you join me? Life is fun! by woxys Nearshore by SachaKalis Just Keep Swimming by DrewHopper Standing Upon Giants by oO-Rein-Oo :thumb324556398: 192.Rainbow crabs by Bullter :thumb265801784: Sea Monster by OrangeRoom Pastel Kogel by prperold Young Beluga by variouslyvaried medusa by VeraAda Hawaii by ravenacht03 Hello Patrick by lomocotion Calm waters -Greece by StamatisGR Turtle in the sun by DevilDiver Over Under Wave by gokenji explore the world. by ang3llor3 Like Light From Heaven by sap8 Piranha by Skia tania 2 by vry Irish Blue Hour by Ssquared-Photography Puppy Crab Eyes by JoycelynSiew Visit To Nautilus... by gingado beautiful monster by arbebuk :thumb34060
Things you should do on DeviantArtA big hug to all my sweet friendsThings you should do on DeviantArt3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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This journal is for every Deviant out there struggling to be known. Here you will find some advice on how to get more exposure on DeviantArt.
I have met so many Deviants who are having a hard time getting feedback on their work, be it favs, comments, getting watchers... Well if you follow these next steps, I'm sure things will change.
:iconcuteflowerplz: How can you get yourself known if you just sign in and sign out and expect people to find you. BROWSE DEVIANTART get out there in any category you like, check people's work, give them a a comment, if you like the artist them. They will come back to your page and most likely to do the same for you.
:iconcuteflowerplz: If someone gives you a Please, watch them ba