Sketchmatch rulesWhat is Sketchmatch?
The original Sketchmatch saw its origins in Twitter by idea of eL-HiNO, toonfed and Tebin-Art and later transfered to deviantArt via dAmn
The rules and way to participate have changed slightly since then but the main idea remains the same; we gather, we set a theme and then you must make a drawing based on said theme....
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 crazy hat you would wear in a wedding, etc. When the theme is se
PE: Introduction to the Digital Art categoriesHi! Welcome to the Digital Art categories central! The following article is intended to be a quick guide on the Digital Art categories to get you started, most of the descriptions included here came from past Project Educate articles (so thanks for all the current and past CVs for their indirect help :P) and will include links to more articles if you want a more deep insight of said category, as well as a list of CVs you can send your DD suggestions to. (As of December 2012, for the updated list of current volunteers you can always check this blog)PE: Introduction to the Digital Art categories3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But first, what is considered DIGITAL Art?
Digital Art includes every artwork created with the use and/or help of digital software and tools. Said in simple words: art you create with a computer (or other devic
PE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learnPE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learn3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Walkthroughs, alongside tutorials, are always an excellent way to learn. It's really helpful to get educated through a tutorial which tells exactly what to do in a detailed way step by step. However at times what is even more helpful is to actually see the artist in action, there are things you need to see get done by yourself and here is where walkthroughs come into play.
There's always something fascinating about seeing the different stages of the creation process of a piece, and you can always learn from the artists and adapt part of said process to your own.
Besides showing part of this process through images which show the different stages of a piece, and
Merrell Diorama Contest Winners AnnouncementContest ArticleMerrell Diorama Contest Winners Announcement3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
"Really liked the different perspective/point of view, made it stand out from the rest of the entries. Very unique idea that was well thought out. The various layers and colors of the fall trees captures how close a harvest moon appears to be just within reach."
$2,500 USD6,000 deviantART PointsA trip to attend a deviantMEET in either Portland, OR, or Seattle, WA, USA on March 16, 2013dA PRO Digital Artist BackpackA Print of your choice from
Digitally Delicious: ChristmasDigitally Delicious: Christmas3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Joy of The Christmas by tonyzhang88
Holiday Reindeer Bust by helloheath
Merry Christmas by Niking
holiday by pandakim
santa by leventep
Deer Princess by Artgerm
merry christmas to you by darkmello
Christmas Girl by SenRyuji
Thoughts about Photography - part 1In here you will find a few examples of works specific to different types of Photography, followed by various artists' opinion about what they think it's most important regarding their art and how to make it. You will come to see that while on some types of Photography many artists have similar opinions, on others their thoughts differ a lot, so read them all carefully and enjoy the article! - lintu47Thoughts about Photography - part 13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Abstract & Surreal
AndyDragonPark says: "Abstract Photography is not something people immediately think about when you tell them you are a photographer. Most people ask " do you do landscapes, action, portraits or weddings". The truth is I do all these things but my favourite is Abstract Photography. Many definitions on abtract art will tell you that an abstract is one without a
PE: Daily Deviations and Descriptions!Hello and welcome everyone! :iconmoewinkplz:PE: Daily Deviations and Descriptions!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In recent years the question regarding Daily Deviations and Descriptions has been brought up many times. Should DDs include a little description about why they were chosen? Should they be blank so as to let people find out their own reasons for enjoying the featured pieces...? Today we will take a look at the different perspectives on this subject! From community members to community volunteers, let's hear what they have to say!
Daily Deviations: To include or not to include descriptions :iconkarinwhatplz:
Descriptions or write-ups often include the reasons why said Daily Deviation was chosen, highlighting details that might go unnoticed or expressing the suggester and/or the CVs feelings towards the piece in question. Including a descripion or not is up to each individual CV. Ones prefer writing something for it, others don't. In the end it's just a matter of preference!
I made a poll asking the community what they th
PE: Digital Art Critique ExtravaganzaAn Update!PE: Digital Art Critique Extravaganza3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Due to the overwhelming response this initiative got, there will be a slight change in the rules:
- The journal will remain open for everyone to comment and request a critique until DEC. 9TH. as planned. Then the requests will be closed. (comments on the journal will be disabled)
- Then I'll gather and organize every comment for a more organized process and pass them to the rest of the team. Critiques then, will start to be given on Dec. 10th.
-Due the unexpected number of requests received I'LL ASK YOU TO BE PATIENT AND WAIT UP TO 1 TO 2 WEEKS MAX TO RECEIVE YOUR CRITIQUE. (starting on Dec. 10th)
Digital Art Critique Extravanganza
Request critiques from the Community Volunteers! All the deviations shared in this journal will get critiqued, guaranteed! This journal will be open all week until next Dec 9th
How will this work?
Post a comment in this journal including 1 or mo
Merrell Diorama Contest Semi-FinalistsIn the Merrell Diorama Contest, we challenged you to depict your favorite fall memory in a shoebox diorama. Your visions were brought to life, and beautifully so! Thank you for sharing your memories with us. The following Semi-Finalists have been chosen by our judges and will now be sent to Merrell's Vice President of Global Marketing, who will choose the top three Finalists.Merrell Diorama Contest Semi-Finalists3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The 22 Semi-Finalists will each receive:
$50 USD iTunes Gift Card
DeviantART Gear T-Shirt of Winner's choice (subject to availability)
800 deviantART Points
Three-month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
Read Contest Article
PE: dAmn It - What is it?dAmn it - What is it?PE: dAmn It - What is it?2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
dAmn it is a database of quotes for deviants to post any funny situations they have witnessed on deviantART's chat network.
For your quotes to appear in the database, they must be approved by a Community Volunteer.
Some tips (taken from the FAQ):
Trim useless partsAvoid inside jokes. Remember, these quotes are going to be seen by everyone, and few people are going to appreciate private jokes!This is supposed to be a database of funny quotes, so please keep it in topicRemove potential thousands of "lol" and "rofl" lines from the end
Browsing dAmn it
+♥ (+heart) a Quote:
You can select your favourite quotations in the database by clicking the little +heart button next to each quote. You will then be able to view these quotations in the
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 Food3 years ago in Deviant Events 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
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 Autumn3 years ago in Deviant Events 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
PE: Artisan Crafts Week Circus ContestArtisan Crafts Week ContestPE: Artisan Crafts Week Circus Contest3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
EDIT: The winners have been announced here.
We love crafts! We love crafting, we love watching crafts, we love talking about crafts! If you're like us you're always looking for an excuse to craft something, so we're going to give you one: join the circus! The circus contest, of course
You must make an object using any artisan craft you desire, photograph it and upload it to the appropriate Artisan Crafts gallery. Also you need to submit it to the Artisan Crafts Contest folder. You need to be a member of projecteducate to submit.
The work must be your own, using tutorials or resources is allowed but you must credit them. No copying anyone else's original work.
You must get your inspiration from the theme "circus"and it must be clearly present in your work. How y
PE: Getting Noticed in dAGetting noticed within dAPE: Getting Noticed in dA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Everyday, millions of users from all over the world use deviantART, and it is really hard for new users to get themselves noticed. Oh yes, it is HARD. It can actually be a really disappointing experience for some of us. But, if you show some patience and work for it, you may just be able to crack through that wall standing between you and exposure to the community. Remember, all it take is patience. Lots and lots of patience. Oh, and you also need to trust yourself. Just because you couldn't get a huge fan base in several weeks or months doesn't mean that you will never get them. But, there are some really important stuff you need to follow first before getting there.
dA is also a community, just like any other community in the world. The only difference is that dA is an online community and the others, well they are totally offline . So, this means there will be some standards to be held in there, or else
PE: Guidelines to Starting your Own Craft BusinessGuidelines to Starting your Own Crafting BusinessPE: Guidelines to Starting your Own Craft Business3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So you make cute crafts, and probably someone offered you money for them. Maybe you need the money, and if you're like me, you need it to buy more crafting supplies. Whatever the reason, starting your own crafty business is a decisions that you should take seriously... it's not as easy as opening an Etsy account and setting some random prices for your work. There is a lot of things to consider to keep the business going, your money safe, your name clean, and your costumers happy.
By no means this is an absolute guide, merely a few guidelines of things I've found important or questions I get asked often by people interested in opening their own business. Most of this tips are intended for online selling, but they should apply for other ways of selling too. I will probably do more detailed guides in the future, as I learn more myself.
To begin with, don't forget to research as much as you can! If you're rea
PE: A Guide To Vexel Art WelcomePE: A Guide To Vexel Art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to Vexel Art week with Project Educate! I am TheLastHuzzah, your host for the week. Today I am introducing you to Vexel Art, and digging nice and deep to aid the understanding of this fantastic media. I’m more than happy to answer any questions you may have, so if anything confuses you or you’d like clarification, please don’t hesitate to comment!
Vexel Art takes a great deal of time, patience and skill, contrary to public opinion. This misunderstanding has arisen because, sadly, it is often (incorrectly) said that vexel art is simply tracing a posterized photograph. While I do agree that this is a way that many people start off in the media, and a small number of people continue in it, vexelling is a form of drawing, in the same way as any other media. The vexel artist may sketch out an idea, and then work using the pen tool to digi
CR Halloween Chat Event!Join your Community Volunteers on Halloween for a fun-filled event!CR Halloween Chat Event!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here are all the details you need to know.
Time: October 31st, 2012 at 2PM PST
Check your local time here!
It is difficult to host an event that is at an appropriate time for everyone, so apologies to anyone who will not be able to attend because of the time.
Activities we've planned:
General Halloween Trivia!deviantART Trivia!A Q&A session with your Community Volunteers. Ask us questions about Halloween, or any Community Volunteer related questions!A Halloween themed Muro contest!
Prizes will be given out on the day!
Can't wait until then? Check out the dAMonsters chat game run by
PE Getting the Most out of dA: SummaryGetting the Most out of dA - SummaryPE Getting the Most out of dA: Summary3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This week we set out to find the answer to the question; How to contribute to the community?
Here's what we learnt about:
Art Features & Daily Deviations
+ challenge winners
Organising Projects & Contests
Craft a Moustache ContestWhat is Movember?Craft a Moustache Contest3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
During the month of November each year, Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache (or Mo') with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Mo Bros are helping to change the face of men’s health by effectively becoming walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by promoting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. Together, we are truly changing the face of men’s health.
Source: Movember's Site
How to help
Raise awareness, share the news!Register on Movember.com and grow a mighty manly moustache on that beautiful face of yours, you can choose to join deviantART's US Team,
What is Digital Darkroom?What is Digital Darkroom?What is Digital Darkroom?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Digital Darkroom is the evolution, converting chemical processes to digital ones, cellulose and silver to pixels and bytes. The first digital camera, weighing 8 pounds with a resolution of 0.01 megapixels, was built in 1975 and recorded black and white images to a cassette tape. The first camera which recorded images as computerised files was made by Fuji in 1988 and the first commercially available digital camera was created in 1990.
The Digital Darkroom gallery on dA is for photographs which have been digitally processed or edited with the use of computer software to emulate traditional and alternative film darkroom techniques. It's also a place for very modern processes like HDR photography, which involves creating images with a higher range of visible tones than regular photography.
Most of the functions available in digital editing software were created to mimic actual darkroom
What is Traditional Darkroom?What is Traditional Darkroom?What is Traditional Darkroom?3 years ago in Art Features 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
The 365 Photography Challenge - How to Stick at itBefore I start with this article, a little disclaimer. I just finished the 365 photography challenge - known as a 'photo a day' but I blogged and took more than one photo on most days, so it was that little bit more challenging. So I'm feeling pretty smug right now, that I achieved it. But I am by no means toting myself as an expert. This is just my humble advice on how to keep going when it does nothing but rain, or when you feel like giving up.The 365 Photography Challenge - How to Stick at it3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Before 2012, some weeks would pass when I wouldn't even pick up the camera, let alone think about shots, or how to compose one. Photography still excited me, but I was lacking inspiration. So on the 2nd of January last year I decided to throw everything up in the air, and let go. That is to say, I stopped being precious about the camera (because you can't when you have to take a photo a day) and I forced myself to take rubbish shots, as well as half decent ones.
Start as you mean to go. Don't over-set yoursel
Thursday: Random Phrase Art Contest!Happy Thursday!Thursday: Random Phrase Art Contest!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving last week, and are rested up and ready for an art contest this week! Using a random phrase generator, your task is to make a piece of art depicting your random phrase!
Here's how to participate:
Use this random phrase generator to get a random two-word phrase. It's best to use the first one that comes up, but you may choose another.
Draw this phrase, depict it in a photograph, or write about it! Any medium is accepted. However this phrase inspires you, we want to see it!
Be sure to include your random phrase in the description of your piece! Without this, we won't be able to properly judge your piece. It's also helpful to indicate that your entry is for :dev
Project Educate: Digital Art Week!Welcome to projecteducate's Digital Art Week!Project Educate: Digital Art Week!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This first week of december will be dedicated to the digital art community, so keep an eye on this space for updates and annoucements. Here is a glimpse of what you'll get to see this week:
3rdMONDAYOpening article (the one you're reading now!)What is SketchMatch? And rules
4thTUESDAYAn introduction to the Digital Art subcategories with