DA Artists vol.9DA Artists vol.93 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:thumb306445168:Dragon's Tale. Sunrise by Vitaly-Sokol
Dragon Rampage Box and Board by tegehelThe Family Defender by BenWootten:thumb305177666:dragon slayer by lingy-0
Aschen City by UlricLeprovostRebirth of Spring - PROMO IMAGE by isikolRebellion by ArtistMEF:thumb304520277:
Neon Compound by jordangrimmerAirship Port by AdamBurnfuasdasad by AlexandrescuPaulTemple Pass by GeorgeLovesyArt
knight-errant by GunnerRomantic:thumb306495142::thumb306269165:Scavenger's Shelter by shadothezombie
error by Kadvit:thumb304454379:Accession by RGDartBreak Away by Richirajd
:thumb304068054:Depression by J-u-d-a-sDelivery by crilleb50Death Metal 2 by Flobelebelebobele
+ The Nurse + Silent Hill + by OmarRodriguezVChess by Dani-Owergoor Waiting For You by Dani-OwergoorLady of the Crows by Whendell
Catwoman - Impassable by Doucesse:thumb305258997::thumb306121582:pitch and sway by micmojo
:thumb292277523:Sister Witches I by KylieFaye*** by annashakinaBlack Soul GEMS by H0LL0W25
unwilling to adapt. by Sea-of-IceStone age by armeneLa Fleur by Amanda-DiazHallowed by iNeedChemicalX
Red Trees by helios-spadaCatching the wind by WojciechDziadoszBara Harbor by Philippe-AlbanelCloud Bow by alexandre-deschaumes
Mandarin Duck - 03 by shiroangLove is for everyone by AljoschaThielenOh look i have a visitor by x-crossroad:thumb303475464:
DOTA2 Character Guide - SOOO ValuableCharacter Guide: http://media.steampowered.com/apps/dota2/workshop/Dota2CharacterArtGuide.pdfDOTA2 Character Guide - SOOO Valuable3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Every character artist needs to check that pdf out.
Texture Guide: http://media.steampowered.com/apps/dota2/workshop/Dota2CharacterTextureGuide.pdf
Its a compilation of some of the most valuable points we as character artists can EVER EVER hope to master.
SOooooo valuable for them to compile this stuff and put it out there for free
Regarding unemployment / Freelance *UPDATED*From the polycount discussion over here: http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php?t=113798Regarding unemployment / Freelance *UPDATED*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I get the sense that some HR people (& immigration) look at 'not working inhouse' as being unemployed - mainly because it's so hard to prove exactly how long you were *actually* working on freelance.
If I was to look at it that way, then I've been unemployed for periods of up to 3 years.
I got over worrying about money and financial problems back when I had little to no money to worry about - and I think that's helped me to no end. Life seemed to be stuck on replay when I was in that frame of mind i.e. creating stuff because I HAD to get a job. Years would go by, and it never ever worked out for me, somehow I'd always end up in exactly the same place until I put in the time to find something I enjoyed, and simply worked at that no matter where it took me.
I have friends on my list who have been without a job or freelance work for ages, but they are also the same guys who don't have
Unified Submission Process: now with more details!Last week, we shared some information with you regarding the upcoming Unified Submission Process. In case you missed our previous post, we're making a major upgrade to how our journal system is powered… they’re becoming deviations! As stated in the blog post, we're very excited for this change and can’t wait to release it. However, we want to take a moment and clarify a few of the awesome details and answer a few frequently asked questions...Unified Submission Process: now with more details!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Does this mean journals and deviations are going to be mashed together?
No! In fact, you probably won’t even notice that we made a change to the backend system that journals run on. The way you write and post journals, the way you read other users’ journals, and the way you browse deviations will remain the same. For all intents and purposes, this is a transparent technological upgrade.
So why are you telling m
ProjectPorkchop Vol271ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol2712 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Let me love you.Today I talked with a woman who's daughter I knew since we were kids. This girl was always introverted, really shy. And half the time I figured people didn't even notice she was there. But I noticed. We became this awkward sort of 'friends' our sophomore year of high school all the way up to graduation.Let me love you.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Her mother told me today that she is still backwards and pretty awkward around people but she's getting better. I assured her that I tried to bring her daughter out of her shell, and she smiled and said to me, "Oh I know—she talked about you everyday after school. Kayla did this, Kayla said that. Kayla brought me into this prank…"
( Sidenote: We taped printed out pictures of kittens all over our history teachers classroom.)
I always figured she thought I was annoying and merely put up with me.
But now, all I can think is, "Wow—someone thought I was awesome enough to tell the closest people to them about. MEEEEE."
I am nothing special but this ma
Hey this is like really important so.This is pretty TL;DR, but you should read it anyway. It's got some important tidbits of information that I'd really like you to have.Multiple things need to be discussed yes.Hey this is like really important so.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm really beginning to lose interest in dA, but I know I have a lot to leave behind here in terms of junk I owe. It's just lost its magic. Ever since I got off my hiatus I've returned to bad site changes, things that don't need to be stressed over, the usual nonsense from other people, and just a general lack of WANT to get back into it.
Buuut, like. These point commissions. They're about to get refunded, I believe.
I don't even need these points anymore. I didn't even need them in the first place. I chose a bad time to start accepting them because that's about the time Shermandinger and I started juggling the idea of accepting Paypal commissions.
I don't want to fret so much over things that were paid for in imaginary money. While I did spend a few hundred to renew my Premium for a coupl
SAMURAI ARTBOOK ON SALE ON YAOIREV!Hello guys! I forgot to mention here that our SAMURAI artbook (the book in which I took part) is on SALE on YAOI Revolution's website.SAMURAI ARTBOOK ON SALE ON YAOIREV!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Samurai is a full-color artbook containing the works of seven artists from all around the world.
Within the 74 pages of Samurai you'll find artworks of diverse nature and techniques with just one thing in common: male beauty appreciation.
:iconakira-666: :iconamsbt: :iconid-boomer: :iconelephantwendigo: :iconnoiry: :icongodmask: :iconmeloki:
Cost: 32.95$ + shipping
Visit the store: SAMURAI ARTBOOK
The site ships worldwide!
The quality is a bit better than our first version. The colors are brighter and the quality really good.
Qwuedeviv Christmas Theme Contest *CLOSED*Hope everyone got their entries in! Judging will commence now!Qwuedeviv Christmas Theme Contest *CLOSED*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are going to be holding our first Qwuedeviv art contest.
The theme is Winter/Christmas.
So what do you have to do?
Draw a picture that involves your Qwuedeviv character (or other's Qwuedeviv so long as you have their permission) in either a winter or Christmas themed picture.
Or write a story that involves your Qwuedeviv character (or other's Qwuedeviv so long as you have their permission) in either a winter or Christmas themed story. (No certain length required)
Contest Ends Dec. 23rd
It has to be drawn by you, no bases for this, sorry.
Must be winter or Christmas themed.
Must have a minimal of one Qwuedeviv universe related character (FC or canon is fine).
So long as the above rule is followed, characters from other fandoms or OC's are welcome in your image as well.
Each person may submit up t
Updates!!8D ive had the most fantastic 3 days in a row! I have been extremely happy and have had an intense creative motivation going on! I hope it keeps lasting!Updates!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anywho ITS SO amazing seeing how many love this Finnedyr species going on, there is so many brilliant and creative designs! I am glad to be able to provide new things for this species that people can use.
8D AND I am cleaning! As in CLEANING OUT STUFF from my home. My landlord let me get rid of the old desk that was here before, because mom is giving me her sideboard funiture! it looks awesome and I can hide away more things in it so it looks better xD. Hopefully It has room! my place isnt that big.
I am also going to throw out all the things I dont use D8< im sick of having a lot of stuff! I have thrown away/given away probably 70% of what I had when I moved here xD. It feels great. Dx that feeling when you have things you dont know why you have, and you cant seem to make yourself get rid of them for some reason xD
The Global NativesI am Shiva by - NattygregoThe Global Natives11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
by - bwiti
Metallica by - Aku-Axel-Muukka
Varanasi 13 by - NataliaCiobanu
Waitingby - Solarstones
Sport textureby - REFLEmotion
deceptionby - PatrickWally
Praying monksby - zaffonato
Moharram Cooking2by - Hamooor
Sunny FeatureSunny Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Drifting Island by Oer-Wout Shine through the clouds by aoao2
Sun by dSavin Send me your heart by Lionique On the Earth by algenpfleger
Lorelei by werol surreal energy XVI by PatrickRuegheimer
The Circle of Hope by iNeedChemicalX TheFaceMists by Vlad-Off-kru
Sunset on the beach with surfing ocean wave by Vitaly-Sokol The morning dream by adypetrisor Shine by Oer-Wout
Crimson Echoes by Capturing-the-Light hiding by LyraWhite God's Canvas by DrewHopper
Parallel Universe by Fennecc
June by Zhivago86 Some moments are golden. by JoanaSorino Put a little sunshine in your life. by HQheart
she burned like the sun by TheNightSheDied
TFP Movie Trailer + Upcoming ContestA great big and very overdo hello to all you super awesome members! It looks like, sadly, Transformers Prime is coming to an end to make way for Transformers 4 by Michael Bay. Although it is a tragedy, there is still yet a movie for the amazingly television show and there has been hinted rumors there will be another television series debuting after the final Transformers movie is released.TFP Movie Trailer + Upcoming Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If anyone is interested, I'm going to post some links here for the new movie to come. Be alert, the first link is the official trailer and the other link is a spoiler snippet from the movie itself!
Too many people want to see my cat so--THAT IS ALL.Too many people want to see my cat so--2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Colorful Beauties Created in Fractal Images....Everyone who knows me in the fractal community, knows I adore colorsColorful Beauties Created in Fractal Images....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
of all kinds....Loud ones...soft ones....analogous....triad...cool colors...warm colors
neutral colors and every color in between. Below you will see a wonderful
rainbow of fractals created by our members....Enjoy...
FLYGIRL - THE VIDEO CLIP-Added Newer Ver 2NEW UPDATE!FLYGIRL - THE VIDEO CLIP-Added Newer Ver 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WATCH IT IN YOU TUBE - FULLSCREEN AND SELECT HD SETTINGS.
NB A GOOD HIFI SYSTEM WOULD ALSO HELP IN THE VIEWING AND LISTENING PLEASURE!
HEY, I WILL ADMIT THAT THIS TOOK COPIOUS AMOUNT OF MY TIME AND PATIENCE TO PUT UP THIS VIDEO CLIP.
HOPE YOU WILL ALL LOVE IT, COZ THIS IS FOR ALL OF YOU IN DA WHO HAVE SUPPORTED ME SINCE I HAVE BEEN HERE.
BASED ON THE FIRST ISSUE TO BE WORKED ON - THE AWAKENING.
FOR MORE INFOR
SEE - http://fav.me/d62077c
I WILL ALSO BE RELEASING AN ALTERNATIVE FRONT COVER FOR THE ISSUE ONE... SOON.
Project Educate: Photographing Infants + ChildrenPhotographing infants and children can either be really painful and frustrating, or incredibly fun and rewarding. It depends entirely on the child. I kid, sort of. It's what you make of it and how you treat the moment. Children are fast, sometimes moody, sometimes hyper and nearly always think they know what you want them to do when you turn the camera on them. Either run, or crack that huge fake camera smile that they've been taught to do for their school photographs.Project Educate: Photographing Infants + Children3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Don't force a smile. If the child doesn't want to smile, don't make them. You'll end up with the fake smile. However having said that, you can try and be funny, but again don't push it. They're smarter than many give them credit for. If you're not getting a smile but you're getting a rude funny face, then accept it. Those sorts of shots can be awesome as well.
Learn to accept imperfections. Whether the children are strangers to you or not, you can't have it perfect all of the time. Messy hair,
Extreme Mandelbox MorphingDiscover the wonders of the Mandelbox.Extreme Mandelbox Morphing7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Soundtrack "Morituri te salutant" courtesy of zzzzra.
Explore a digital space, a space that has got different dimensions. Navigate in a universe made of numbers, formulae, and iterative calculations. This is our own universe. Thanks to fractals you can visualize the naked beauty of nature.
This video is a panorama of the Mandelbox parameter space. The Mandelbox is a 3 dimensional fractal object discovered in 2010 by Tom Lowe and named after the father of fractal geometry Benoit Mandebrot.
What we see here is actually a fixed cut in the middle of the Mandelbox, which has a cubic shape in general. We don’t travel in our usual 3D space, instead we explore another 3D space, where each dimension corresponds to one of the 3 parameters found in the Mandelbox formula.
All the morphing going on is due to the variations of these 3 parameters - see links below for a detailed explanation of the Mandelbox formula -. They are the 3 axis of the space
Animal Planet (rant?) (update)Wild west Alaska, why is it on Animal planet ._. I don't have that big of a problem with hunting, but isn't animal planet a channel for the love and care of animals? Not guns and shooting them.Animal Planet (rant?) (update)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first seen it come on, I had to double check my TV guide to make sure I wasn't on some hunting network.
seems to me, animal planet is getting a little too human
New info about the new animal planet.
After a 9% drop in prime time viewing in 2007, Animal Planet underwent a makeover to increase viewership. Marjorie Kaplan, president and general manage of Animal Planet Media said,
"We feel a little too human, a little too soft, a little too all-family and not powerful enough. We're being more aggressive and tapping into the instinctual nature of compelling animal content.
The channel wanted to replace its paternalistic and preachy image with a more entertaining and edgier one beginning February 3, 2008 and debuted eight new series and specials. R
FAQArt related questions:FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What tools do you use to create your work?
Most of my art today is digital and I use a Wacom Intuos 4L. I started with an Aipterk 14000U but the Wacom is much better - they might be expensive but the quality speaks for itself. As for the software, I started out with Corel Painter X and later switched to Paint Tool SAI which is my main program. I tend to play around with Photoshop CS5 from time to time but only for doodles since I prefer SAI brushes for coloring.
When did you start drawing and why?
I've been drawing since I was little – surely not as much as I do today but it was one of my fave activities. I started doing digital art about half a year after I joined DA in 2008. As for the why, mostly because I always loved to create stories and wrote to no end (not so much anymore since I now draw more than I write). But creating these stories with text only was not enough, I wanted to be able to visualize the worlds and characters I wrote
ImportantHey guys, Their has been new users with stupid User names going around and saying:Important2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Nice! Check this out: (link removed)"
Along with a link. These are UserBots that will harm you. And I warn you, DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK! It'll take you to a pornography website that may contain harmful viruses that could kill your computer.
PLEASE, Spread this around Deviantart! So we can Warn young users, And All Deviants About this!
Thanks, if you spread this!
I know you guys are smart enough not to click on the link though~
Back to Basics Photography - CompositionLately I've seen quite a few photos that have potential, but need some work. Composition is one of the most important parts to taking any photo (and making any piece of art really) and so I thought I'd share a few basic rules and tips. The word composition simply means 'putting together' and so, with any piece of art, it's how the piece is put together. With a bit of practice while keeping these tips in mind, you can create a more impacting, pleasing to the eye piece of work that will draw the viewer in and keep them interesting.Back to Basics Photography - Composition3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You could crop your images afterwards when you get them onto the computer, but it'd be lovely to have a great image right off the boot, right? By keeping in mind the things below, you'll be well on your way to taking better photos. And don't forget, it's always better to know the rules before you start break them A few tips before we start;
Look around using the viewfinder every time you take a picture.
Look at each element and how it impacts the overall co
Check out new teaser for among the sleep!Check out new teaser for among the sleep!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Copyright AbuseOk, the cold hard truth here, If you put something on the internet out to the public, expect it to the inspire others. It just shows they enjoy your work and want to learn from it, that's what being a Idol is about.Copyright Abuse2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"In a recent decision of the Full Federal Court, the Court reaffirmed the fundamental legal principle that copyright does not protect ideas and concepts but only the particular form in which they are expressed. The effect of this principle is that you cannot copyright a style or technique. Copyright only protects you from someone else reproducing one of your actual artworks – not from someone else coming up with their own work in the same style."
You can become known for doing something a certain way but you can't own it, you can only own the work as a whole. The same go's for characters, if its just similar not the same copyrights don't apply, even more so if its a generic design to began with.
So people stop bother the DA staff with this nonsen