Why speedpaint?!Hey guys!! Here are the videos for the week! First one is a speedpaint I did earlier this week, and the second is a narrated and longer version where I try to explain the whys and the whats of speedpainting.....poorlyWhy speedpaint?!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Have a great weekend!
RoF Feature: Into the RealmRoF Feature: Into the Realm8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fav this Feature for a chance to get your artwork presented in our next feature!
We will pick one Member that faved this article to be in the next one.
Into the Realm
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
La premiere inquisitriceby MarcSimonetti
7heaven landscape_wallpaperby ivany86
Mushroom Landby jordangr
NEW FEATURE FOR JULY 2013NEW FEATURE FOR JULYNEW FEATURE FOR JULY 20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
Our membership is growing steadily and our galleries contain even more amazing and inspirational art, which is always worth viewing.
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the 'Featured 4' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs and interfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, commission information, tutorials and resources and also wallpaper. I recently opened two new folders, one for matte painting and another for announcements.
As always, I would like to congratulate the members on the continuing high quality of their artworks, which are always a pleasure for me to accept.
About our group
While it is underst
Youtube CSS!Oh wow, after only one day, plus a few hours afterwards tweaking the thing, I'm going to release this CSS. It's just too good to keep from everyoneYoutube CSS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's a pretty straightforward CSS, with one special feature, which is the Youtube video that's at the top of every journal. At the moment of writing this journal, it's still a Subscriber-only feature. But if you're still interested in downloading the CSS and using it, here's how you'd edit the video that's shown:
Install CSSFind the video you want to showCopy the video's codeStart a new journal entry and click 'Edit skin'Paste the code you copied as an embedded link (Click here to learn how to embed a video)Click Preview to make sure everything worked okay
If you're feeling adve
Artisan Crafts Feature: Biscornu BeautiesOne of the latest trends here on dA in the cross stitch community is to make biscornus, a small pillow shape that's often made from 2 squares of cross stitched fabric which are then sewn together, usually from the outside with the corners offset, hence the French word for them which means irregular/bizarre shape. These little pillows are an art form in themselves and are not only made in cross stitch but using other stitches too. I too have made some but this feature journal will showcase some of those that other people have made.Artisan Crafts Feature: Biscornu Beauties2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Blackwork and Backstitching
Pokemon Biscornu by Sirithre Dr Who Biscornu by Sirithre
Flower and Dragonfly Biscornu by Katjakay Aloha! by Alenkamouse Biscornu by Ola-l Cornflower Biscornu by lovebiser
My deviantART Story! A Whole Decade on dA!WOW! I cannot believe that tomorrow makes ten years… TEN YEARS on deviantART. I took a minute and thought about where I was and what I was doing ten years ago… For one, I was a freshman in high school. I was taking a bunch of really hard classes and was not loving life, angsty teenager and all that jazz . I was still reading and writing, though at the time I was probably writing Harry Potter fanfics instead of my own, original stories.My deviantART Story! A Whole Decade on dA!4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I remember I had first picked up photography as a hobby the year before. I had found my father’s old Yaschia FILM slr and had not a CLUE what I was doing with it (I found it again last week and I still have no idea LOL). I went with my mom to the drug store, picked up some film, and started snapping photos. This photo of my old dog, Corey, is the only one I still have in my gallery from that film strip (yes, I actually went to a STORE to get film DEVELOPED!):
I think we can all agree that be
Featured Arts: The Realm of FantasyPlease support the artworks of these artists. I hope you enjoy this.Featured Arts: The Realm of Fantasy1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Fantasy art is a genre of art that depicts magical or other supernatural themes, ideas, creatures and settings. While there is some overlap with science fiction, horror and other speculative fiction art, there are unique elements not generally found in other forms of speculative fiction art. Fantasy art is strongly linked to fantasy fiction. Indeed fantasy art pieces are often intended to represent specific characters or scenes from works of fantasy literature.
50 Captivating Examples of Bokeh Photography50 Captivating Examples of Bokeh Photography2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Drops in Bokeh by 89-RAW-89
procreation by werol
lights.camera.action by JeanFan
passers-by's hearts by leilaaaaah
White Night by MartinStranka
Wedding 5 by OkTaYBiNGoL
.tonight we have the stars. by kyokosphotos
Attempt At Flight by Lilyas
drops by LusPhotography
Magic by stardixa
water bubble. by magnesina
oo.oo.oo by zeenon
Jar of Hearts by iNeedChemicalX
What's it like there outside by esmahanozkan
Galaxy by imveryconfused
Prophecy II New Dreaming by Sortvind
Autumn Bokeh by snak
Sleep walking.. by SachaKalis
R a i n t o u c h e d by MarcoHeisler
Interstellar by x-a-e
Hanging Lights by HiImIan
This long silence by BetaAquilae
DRAWING CONTEST - WIN 200$ OR 16,000 DA POINTS9,262 / 10,000 for guaranteed prizes leftDRAWING CONTEST - WIN 200$ OR 16,000 DA POINTS11 months ago in Personal More Like This
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COPY THE INFORMATION THAT APPEAR AFTER THE BLUE BULLETS
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NOT FOLLOWING THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN LOOSING YOUR CHANCE TO GET THE POINTS.
You can get 1 for copying this journal on your DA account. Also, everyone who did it have a chance to win 100 in a raffle which is held every week until the contest is over.
ALL THE DETAILS ARE FEATURED HERE, PLEASE READ IT: http://noire-ighaan.deviantart.com/journal/How-to-get-points-and-take-part-in-a-raffle-429194704 PURE TEXT FILE IS HERE http://textuploader.com/1617
August FeatureDear :iconthefavouriteshowcase: - members!August Feature5 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is my official July-Feature
Digital various Fanart
The Idea of this feature
As you all know, we are a group with the main aim to give as many artists as possible the exposure they deserve!
So play a game with me (some of you might already know my game ) :
Pick at least three works of the feautred works that you really like. Try to pick works you don't know already
Give a comment to let the artist know you liked the work.
Check the artists gallery and maybe you fav and comment on another picture as well
Hall Of Fame ( 47 - March 2014 ) Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.Hall Of Fame ( 47 - March 2014 )9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Quaver by MariannaInsomnia Dragon Tamer by Ideasplayer Assassin's Creed IV - Naval Fort by tincek-marincek NO ONE CAN STOP DEATH! by KEKSE0719
2013 DG summer contest/ SUMMMER!!IM FREEEEEEE!!!!!! BLEU IS OUT FOR TEH SUMMER BABYYYY!! :iconpelvicthrustplz::iconohyeahplz::icondweebdanceplz:2013 DG summer contest/ SUMMMER!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh...my gawd XD you guys have no idea what my DG obsession is right now *cause usually I don't update as much as I should...OOOPS. :iconwthplz: but lately it's been crack pairings XD and one that has really caught attention is Cyrus and Kira *thats where the syrup comes in XD* a friend got mad a me cause yew can't make pet names outta my DG couples names so so goes...CYRA. and I'm like...dafuq? Who's that? D: *theres like two more couples, ima make a poll XD*
Cyrus and Kira. I kid you not XD surprisingly, they are cute....:iconmiseryplz: I haven't submitted anything and probably won't but...geez...XD it's been fun y'all XD
Anyway, I'm not gonna update for awhile cause...ima lazy arse..-3- ahah, but for real, ill be back soon
HEY ALL YOU PEOPLE! HEY ALL YOU PEOPLE! HEY ALL YOU PEOPLE WILL YOU LISTEN TOOOO MEEEE?!?
Probably not XD anyway! Right now I'm having pho
Artist FeaturesI'd love to feature all of the artists currently on my commissionable list (which you can find here), but there just isn't the space or time; every artist on this list takes commissions, and if you know someone you'd like to add, or would like to be added yourself, please let me know! Similarly, if you want to be taken off my list for whatever reason, I will do so Just to warn you, some of the thumbnails below I've chosen may be NSFW or contain same-gender pairings - you've been forewarned, so please don't leave nasty comments about it. All the artists below deserve more attention.Artist Features8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So, without further ado:
Through The Lens #13 ~ Mastering CompositionArguably the most important challenge that faces every artist is that of mastering composition. Artists spend their entire life experimenting with different compositional tools in order to achieve desired effects. Throughout the academic history of art various books and theories have been written about principles and elements of design. The following list is not comprehensive and may vary from other lists that are out there, but I attempted to compile the most useful list of compositional ideas that I could with photographic examples of each of the ideas. Sometimes as artist we can spend so much time on technique and subject matter, that the basic composition of the piece we are trying to create gets overlooked. These powerful compositional tools not only help us to create more cohesive and complex art but they also help us to speak about art. Using the universal language of design, we can communicate with other artist in a seamless and direct way. My hope with this article is thThrough The Lens #13 ~ Mastering Composition3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Three Worlds Fairytale Contest - Closed!Update: We have now closed the contest. Please be patient while we take the time to judge and consider all your wonderful and beautiful entries! Thank you to everyone who has advertised, donated and participated. Judging will not be easy. Keep on the look out for the winners announcement!Three Worlds Fairytale Contest - Closed!11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Greetings! CristianaLeone, mirz-alt and I would like to welcome you to our first ever joint OC Contest! With the Theme of Fairy Tales, we hope you will enjoy!
Theme and Objectives
Create a visual or literature piece based on a fairy tale featuring one or more of our OC's. It must be an established fairy tale. However, you may add a twist to it, such as making it darker, setting it in a different time period, etc. Creativity with the theme will be considered in the judging.
Because there are 15 OC's to choose from, you will not be allowed to use any additional OC's from the wo
PE Prose Basics: Revise and EditProse Basics Week is winding down now and hopefully you've learned a lot from the brilliant past articles. But, there's more to writing than just getting that first draft done, isn't there? That's where the next big crucial step comes in: revision.PE Prose Basics: Revise and Edit11 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
The Art of Revising:
Revision is such a huge topic to cover, especially since there are many ways to go about it. You can do self-edits, which always are a good first step, or you can get outside revisions from peers. Both are good ideas to really get your work to be top notch. But, the big thing to remember is that there's more to just editing your work than cleaning up a few spelling and grammar mistakes. Revising also includes corrections to sentence flow, scenes, and sometimes overall plot. So, before we jump into some ways to edit, here are a few different terms of methods of editing that may be handy to know-- especially if you're asking a peer to help you with revisions.
Top social posts from last week: 10.28.13Twitter:Top social posts from last week: 10.28.131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Well, now we know what the Disney Princesses will be for Halloween! Thanks to IsaiahStephens! bit.ly/1bNstxM
An unbelievable book sculpture by wetcanvas of Lord of the Rings' Minas Tirith castle!
These gorgeous cover designs for the Chinese versions of the The Lord of the Rings by breathing2004 perfectly captures J.R.R. Tolkien's classic tale while staying true to the artist's style.
If Gandalf took the ring... Artwork by Benco42
RoF Feature: Rise from the DeadRoF Feature: Rise from the Dead1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Rise from the Dead
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Thralls to the 7th Throneby Cryptcrawler
Transcendental Deity Regularby neisbeis
Queen of the Dead Artby Artgerm
Dark Armyby thiennh2
Fan Art Contest and RaffleUPDATE 12/6/13Fan Art Contest and Raffle1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. NO NEW ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Judging is in progress. Winner to be announced.
Add this journal to your favorites to be entered to win a dA membership, points, and free art!
It's contest time again!
There are dA memberships, points, and free free art to be had! The premise of this contest is to create a piece of fan art depicting one or more of the characters that appear in the Fan Art folder in my gallery.
�RULES: PLEASE READ THESE BEFORE ENTERING
Sorry this is a lot of reading. I don't want any ambiguity in the rules that can be contested later.
1) Submissions are now open. Your entry must have been made specifically for this contest, not earlier. All submissions must have a "Submitted on" d
Readymades: Hallmarks of Lazy WritingReadymadesReadymades: Hallmarks of Lazy Writing11 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Hallmarks of Lazy Writing
ShadowedAcolyte here for projecteducate's Prose Basics Week. I decided to tackle "lazy writing" as a topic, because they always say "write what you know" and boy, do I know laziness. Then I realized there were dozens of ways to be a lazy writer, so I heroically narrowed the scope of my article down to one broad topic: readymades. After talking about what a "readymade" is, I'll explain why they should be avoided in writing prose*, and I'll finish with some tips to help you avoid using them yourself.
Before we go any further, I should note that the term is not a technical one. It is the word I was taught to use to identify a set of common problems with weak writing, so it's the word I use. I hope you'll find this article helpful, but it's not a textbook.
*I say "prose" because it's Prose Basics Week, but readymades infect poetry as well. If you're more a poet than a prose
Get Featured and even MORE!!!Feature, Feature!Get Featured and even MORE!!!10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Welcome to the favourite ShowcaseHello :iconthefavouriteshowcase: members !!Welcome to the favourite Showcase1 month ago in Personal More Like This
As you know, I am still holding those little features for the newest Members.
Please give them your attention for 2 minutes
Before I start:
Here is a picutre that needs your love
The aim is, to give our new members a really warm welcome
and encourage them to create wonderful art.
The aim of the group as such is, to give exposure to all your works, dear members.
All those members, who joined lately should have the chance
to make this experience right away after joining the group.
So I made up this little game, which I call:
Seeking Artist for paid Design ProjectPlease this Blog to help spread the word!Seeking Artist for paid Design Project2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I run the Realm-of-Fantasy Group here on deviantART.
We have a project at the moment, and we would like your help.
We are looking to redesign the look of our group as well as our format.
We would like for our group design to represent the Fantasy genre and be presented in a unique professional manor.
We are looking to develop a specific brand logo and icon.
One that defines the groups and is instantly recognizable.
Our requirements include:
Professional looking Logo and icon development, banner, custom social media icons, gallery backgrounds and possibly more.
We are looking for artists and designers.
You do not have to be proficient in coding (html, CSS etc).
We are willing and able to pay you for your services, preferably via paypal.
If you think this is something you may be interested in, simply leave a comment in this blog or send me a note titled:
"Design Inquiry", preferably with a l
Stretcheeddddddd outI feel very stretched lately. Lots of people making demands and requests of me in addition to my normal responsibilities, and a lot of it is sort of misguided.Stretcheeddddddd out1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not talking about normal "DRWVV MAH OC" clutter, which we all deal with! And that doesn't really both me, since it's so misdirected and wrong that you can just ignore it. More like hundreds of "Hey can you do this or be involved with this or get me into this or that or tell me the secret to whatever or teach me to so and so and also did you get my prior sixty messages i know they got lost in everyone else's prior sixty messages each so I am sending you sixty more btw why didn't you reblog my fanart did you see my fanart i drew you fanart comment on my fanart too please"
A lot, if not all of it, is honest and polite; Things I really want and feel obligated to respond to. But it's getting to a point, strictly on numbers, where I just can't. I've abandoned my DA notes inbox, which gets about