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 part
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
Halloween Hoo Doo Contest!NEW DEADLINEHalloween Hoo Doo Contest!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
New Contest Deadline
The vote for the most popular drawing will be from:
14 November - 17 November
If you don't make the cutoff for the vote you can still enter the contest for the main prizes until
You just won't be part of the voters choice section.
:iconvioletheartplz::iconorangeheart-plz: NOW PRESENTING::iconorangeheart-plz: :iconvioletheartplz:
HALLOWEEN HOO DOO TWO
:iconlovepurpleplz::iconlovegoldplz:Celebrating all that is Halloween.:iconlovegoldplz::iconlovepurpleplz:
THIS IS A TRADITIONAL ART DRAWING CONTEST.
Grab your wand of choice and conjure up anything you can think of that represents this fabulous holiday. From black cats, the full moon, bats, pumpkins, scarecrows, creepy creatures to witches and warlocks.
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
Contest Closed!Contest Closed!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you like the contest, please help to support it and spread the word by faving this Journal, or linking to it somewhere. Scroll down for absolutely amazing list of contest prizes you can win.
Please read everything carefully and if there's something you don't understand, or you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
An artwork of your animal friend
By an animal friend, I mean your own pet, but it can also be your family pet, family dog for example, as well as some animal you're closely connected to and love very much, like that one special horse of your granddad's you made friends with and love to ride.
Does my animal friend have to be..uhm...alive?
No. I even encourage making an artwork of an animal you loved very much, but unfortunately is no longer with you, for whichever reason. Always wanted to draw your dog you spent so many wonderful years together? Now's a good time.
Introduce us to your animal friend
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
Fakers and LosersA while ago, :iconpbird12: a.k.a Paula wrote an articleFakers and Losers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
which states clear cut facts so as to why the whole issue about someone faking their art creates rage waves through the art community!
The last week has been a riot which ended up in me getting blocked by two deviants here who clearly have something to hide!
I obviously care much less about the fact that there are many artists here on dA who get more famous than others considering the skill work. Some people get lucky and some don't. It's not easy getting known around this site.
But the fact that people would want to fake art to get accolades makes me angrier than ever.
Here are two examples on what happens when you try to confront artists whom you are suspicious about!
Example 1- The "awesome":iconnatmorley:
Now now Bratnorley) , you don't need to get all worked up for a single comment there do you?
You obviously think we are all stupid people here who don't really see what you are doing? The scr
Colour challenge!Are you up for a little challenge?Colour challenge!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you do traditional art, chances are that you're familiar with this phenomenon: the black pencil/paint always runs out quicker than all the other colours. Right? Well, I decided to challenge myself to create a drawing without using the black pencil. And then I decided, hey, I'll just challenge my friends too!
So here's the challenge:
Create a colour drawing or painting using only colours, no black. That means no black pencil/paint, no grey pencils, no charcoal, no graphite, no black paper. And you have to use several different colours, or at least different shades of the same colour; drawing a sketch with only one colour defeats the purpose here.
No rules aside from that. White pencils/paint/chalk etc is allowed, and you can use whatever paper you want as long as it's not black (or really dark grey). It's really a challenge for traditional artists, since it's much harder to eliminate black in digital art, but if you want
Creativity is Cool Contest--less than one week!!!The Contest is over!!!! Now the judging shall begin!!!!!Creativity is Cool Contest--less than one week!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We have decided our theme will be Creativity is Cool
This contest is somewhat different: We will provide you with different stock images: Four of people, four of interior shots, four of outdoor/landscape images and four 'unusual or 'difficult' images. Now your mission is to choose one (or more) of those and get as creative with it as possible! You can use any part of the stock images in any way you like--so long as it's recognizable as having come from the image. Imagine all the different possibles!
Here pure skill is not as important- A perfect portrait might get not as much recognition as a really creative piece with the same stock base.
THE STOCK IMAGES
The Then & Now Feature.:iconshakecancerplz:The Then & Now Feature.3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The idea for this feature has developed over the past month or so, triggered by the comments we all get from time to time, like; "'I'll never be able to draw like that" or "I wish I could learn how to do that".
Also around a month ago I was asked a few questions by a very sweet, polite 16 year old girl on here who was extremely grateful that I took the time to answer her.
To cut a long story short, I've taken this girl under my wing in the hope of giving her the encouragement and feedback she lacks from those around her and also to develop her skills and knowledge to the point where she feels confident enough to experiment and grow on her own.
So, this feature is mainly for those just starting out in the world of graphite along with those doubting that they could ever improve beyond their current level and is just a very small selection of graphite artists I both admire and aspire to become as good as. All were chosen for this feature due
Favourite Showcase Feature V Hi All! :icontardglompplz:Favourite Showcase Feature V3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please this article so more people can see it.
Check out some amazing art from the members of :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
Avatar by ayshafaseeh
Sweet and Sour by VahnKira Donar's Whisper by VikingWidunder Wolf 2012 by ZhaoT
Owl 2 by 7-Year-Bytch CHeeeeetah by narufag Venezia by CamillaMalcus
Kids on Piano by sDoost 'Party Animal' - Tea Party 2 by GreyRadian Siesta In Rostock's Eastern Historic District by BarbaraPommerenke Autumn's Glow by eajna
only silence by bohomaz13 Tears and Lace ... SOLD by graemeb Red Wolf Moon by BaiLang
Syrup and kiwi by dh6art Transient by PutItOnPaper Autumn dance by jogijs
The Messenger Goddess in Oil by daveinaz Jade by SalmaAshraf Vivid Dreams and Fragile Machines by Bihni Hummingbirds - Marquetry by amazoncanvas
A big giant thank you to the amazing deviants and groups who art sponsoring this article! :ico
Contest - The Blood is the Life...."No man knows till he experiences it, what it is like to feel his own life-blood drawn away into the woman he loves."Contest - The Blood is the Life....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE 1: Contest end date has changed : NEW DATE 30 September 2012, if you want to know why, note me, if not, start drawing
UPDATE 2: Some new prices have been added for the first, second and third place... good luck everybody
UPDATE 3: General Request : you can also use red (pencils) on other elements then blood, but don't overdo it please....
UPDATE 4: Some new prices have been added for the first, second and third place... good luck everybody
UPDATE 5: Some new generous donations to the prices
UPDATE 6 : Some new entries, only 13 days to goo....
UPDATE 7 : Some new entries, only 8 days to goo....
I decided to add a 4th price, out of all the entries, I will pick the winner (together with some helping friends). I will also add a poll, so all viewers can chose the best, call it a public price
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 23100+ works to enjoy this month.WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 233 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Drapery Study da Vinci by AmBr0Golden by art-of-amie
Michael and Anahita (The Autumnal Equinox) by Aty-S-BehsamInseparable by SandraHultsvedSutileza femenina y gris by JormanComegatoIn home by JormanComegato
Blue Feathers by TheSlaveQueenElizabeth by artbydarrylJared Leto by Andela1998Benedict Cumberbatch by BloodLexy
Bleeding away by BlacleriaSketch Card : SCARF by blessyo4Asian Beauty by HelenePietAdele by Sierra-la
From the shelter of my mind (Tom Hiddleston) by arthawk87Castiel by TalestrissMini Tom by Pencil-Stencil:thumb317733890:
Lunch Time by sharmz:thumb280601855::thumb315825295:
Respect The Models Sign XXL by KiLLERdjay2k15Windows to the world by BloodLexyDon't Pass Me By by Gyllene
Give Peace A Chance by Just-a-LittleDreamerKaiden Hawke by ErinM31Dante DMC3 pen drawing incomplete version by HoshisamaValmor
To A Heart by Before-I-SleepSunset by Nadine-PotCBald Eagle by little--grasshopper
Your Light by ErinM31:thumb315973066:Zhang Ziyi by Gyllene
Pon de replay by Cindy-R07 - Amelie by PreetikaSharmaSketch Card : HOLMES by blessyo4
Benedict Cumberbatch by SecondGoddessStare death in the eye by acjub:thumb313784897:
Imogen by Sierra-laCM: Mitsuki by TiaVonI want sleeep by YouWillBeSurprised
Song Thrush nestling by YouWillBeSurprisedBlonde Bond _complete by 05emort123Johnny Depp by artbydarryl
It's Play Time!! by Darklight-phoenixStudy by phoenix132Drapery Study Durer by AmBr0
05 - O-Ren Ishii by PreetikaSharma:thumb
CPC Member Interviews - Issue #05: *pbird12:iconpbird12:CPC Member Interviews - Issue #05: *pbird123 years ago in Personal More Like This
My name besides pbird12 is Paula McDonald (no Ronald or Old MacDonald jokes, please!). In my head I am 20 years old and will be forever; sadly, in earth years I am a wee bit older than this. I’m 33. I am Scottish and live with my fiancé and two beautiful children. My little boy is 2 and my little girl is 5.
Do you remember when you started drawing? Did something or someone in particular inspire you to pick up your pencils?
"I always drew as a kid and loved Art class at school, but was never able to draw people - I found it very frustrating. When I left school I went to college and studied Graphic Design for 3 years, and I think it turned me against art in general - I hated it! So, I didn't draw for more than 10 years. I started drawing realism when I joined dA, so about 15 months or so ago, and now I can draw people!"
favorites feature :end of summer !!>>>>spotlight>>:iconMLS-art:&:iconcaldwellart:Kathleen 2 by caldwellartDolma by caldwellartTJC - portrait of my Dad. by caldwellartV. by caldwellartfavorites feature :end of summer !!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This wont hurt a bit by acjubVampire Dream by acjubWroclaw Ostrow Tumski by TeSzuStay with me by ShinyMarineCatwoman Orginal1 by Artgerm- Thais - by Losenkooptimus prime by reyyyyyKing of the Monsters by reyyyyyBears by Nikolaj-ArndtTrepidation (A Coffee Painting) by aeonsiegeSchool's out by BernardumaineCoffee Grinder by facesincolorMy niece2-3 - Finished work by indiart3612
Albert Einstein by SamBrownArtTrust me , lets run away by KisSsBiSarah Geronimo by RodelrosarioHappily Ever After by ceres86the living witness by BombAsoldier:: JT Cloaked :: by Avogel57Aaron Johnson by SimaylienLilija by IlojleenCameron Diaz by P3ncilPortraitsSpartacus: Andy Whitfield by ManiaAdunRick Genest by NupylimStar Wars Kiss by xRebeccahFerrari 458 Italia by smudlinka66Smena 8M by bogdanschiArmy of One... John Lydon by markstewartMichael Fassbender by ThubakabraV and J - Pencil portrait by Per-SvanstromVintage by mwfordMarilyn Monroe - Finished by joebann09:thumb322416541:
Day 240 - ACEO Drawing Project for Charity by secrets-of-the-penBall pen art - Work VS passion by ArtisAllanFade by VampireHungerStrikeArya Stark of Winterfell by DavidDebMinke by ranonusStormborn by jasonpalCocoa Latte by TheBlaqkWolfYellow Shades by MonicaSutrisnaFull Circle by theperian:thumb32418
The scene from your fav movie or series CONTEST!ONE MONTH LEFT! Come on, give my contest s tryThe scene from your fav movie or series CONTEST!3 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
As for now, I haven't received [yet?] an enormous number of entries, so chances to win are high! Please consider taking part in the contest. Or maybe you've already started your drawing, hm?
Wersja polska: http://ilojleen.blogspot.com/2012/10/konkurs.html
Since it's my 10th art anniversary this year [I took up drawing exactly 10 years ago], I decided to make a contest. I asked the readers of my Polish blog what kind of contest they want, a raffle or they want to draw something, if yes, what technique and what theme do they prefer. Basing on their choices and my own ideas, I came up with this contest:
The scene from your favourite movie or series
Any movie or series counts, new, old, foreign, your domestic, black & white, colourful. You can include as many people in your work as you wish, but one person at least. You may d
The results of Draw Tom Ripley ContestThe results of Draw Tom Ripley Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The results of Draw Tom Ripley contest
It has been 4 and a half months since I started holding my first contest Draw Tom Ripley Contest which is a long journey full of new experiences. The origin is just an idea to cope with many deviants who kept asking me for points since I won 5,000 points from Plan Gone Wrong Contest last year. I told them to draw me Tom Ripley first and I'd give them some points in return. After I had got 2 pieces, I started to think "why not make it as a contest? It's gonna be fun."
EYE CONTEST 500 points+original drawing EXTENDED! Edit 02.07EYE CONTEST 500 points+original drawing EXTENDED!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Because some people asked, I'm extending the contest a little. The new end date for this contest is now July 15
Just a few days left of the contest, guys!
Just a little reminder. There's now one month left of this contest
Please fave/share this journal, to help spread the word
Hello lovely deviants!
It's contest time!
I'm going to be holding a little contest here. It's going to last until 1. July 2014
As some of you may have realised by now; I love eyes! So, I want to spread this love, by helping you see
(pun totally intended)the light.
So what is this contest about?!
DRAWING EYES! ..or painting
Basically anything that is traditional, no photomanipulation or digital art.
I'm going to be a little more specific here. I have some eye images in my stock folder: http://acjub.deviantart.com/gallery/40451955 . I want you to use any one
Deceptive Deviants.If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.Deceptive Deviants.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a journal I've been meaning to write for a while but I don't know where to begin.
I'm going to list some scenarios that have bothered me and afterwards give a short comment.
Just to be clear:
- This concerns traditional art only.
- I don't disapprove or dislike all of these examples but I want all media and alterations be listed in the artist's notes.
- This is just my pet peeves.
- there are many deviants that I like that use effects.
- I'm not an art-nazi, this is for those who pretend to be something they're not.
ONE LAST UPDATE:
- This does not include correcting scanning and photography quality loss - I have no problem with that.
1. Sepia color overlay.
There are many deviants that change the color of their graphite drawings from black & white to a faded brown in Photoshop. Fundamentally I don't have a problem with that but it should be listed in the media since
Traditional Art Favorites of 2013!2012 • 2011 • 2010 • 2009 • 2008Traditional Art Favorites of 2013!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Another year is almost over and it's time for my 6th annual traditional art feature of artworks submitted in the year of 2013!
This is probably my favorite, the most difficult and the most time consuming art feature to make, as well as the one I'm never really satisfied with: how does one decide which works to include in this little collection when, just from thi
The Founder's Favourites - 2nd Edition:iconsmallwaveplz:Hello deviants and art lovers!The Founder's Favourites - 2nd Edition3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better. J. K. Rowling, Harvard Commencement Address, 2008
Favourite Showcase Feature IIIFavourite Showcase Feature III3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please this article so more people will see it.
Hi all! :icontardwaveplz:
Check out these incredible drawings from the members of :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
A fotozas orome by tacsitimea Taylor Swift Portrait by Fabryart93 Lady Morgana by ArminiusWillabert Scott by birographic
Commission FINISHED by stef-g Last Hope by Jellyneau Smokin by rahultokas Sad .. by Dodos24
Commission 1 Graphite by Kalgoras Gerard Butler by AmBr0 break your wings by regina6 Johnny Depp by a-nanaz
Angel in Red by FrancescaBaerald :thumb268241262: Girl by danuta50 MY DEEP LOVE by ARTBYTERESA
Emilie Autumn by DDaniela Isaac the Explorer. by dreamarian Coffee stained by bronart A flare of Keira by Sikoian
He said, "You wanna?"... by Lloydica Life in technicolor I by raulrk Chris Martin. by DeniseEsposito :thumb269386243:
Masquerade by Jilly-anne Hurricane by Ilojleen Ancient South East Asia Warlords by BACHT Makowo by modliszqa
A big thank you to the wonderful
Showcasing the Showstoppers: 9This is my monthly feature from: :iconthefavouriteshowcase:Showcasing the Showstoppers: 93 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These are some of the wonderful works by traditional artist on show in the group.
Please :iconheartblueplziconheartblueplz: and support these amazing artists...and keep a look out for next month's article!
Christian Bale by KierstenOlsen
Harry Potter - The Final by DiesValentiniHeath Ledger by THBlanchardOn n'aime... by esTHer-duraes.Bless,The,Fall. by ReasingArtist
AREA 5 ATC by pbird12Polly by RockinfroggiSorrow by AlexMahoneAn overdose of feminity by made-in-utopia
Bless The Fall by AngelasPortraitsWhat is so funny by SULTRYBABYDoggy Love by MaasikaVaarika:thumb213707722:
Bob by XeNzOJohnny Depp as self 2 by Doctor-PencilLady Morgana by ArminiusWillabertJessica Alba by AmBr0
:thumb266751245:Aragorn (LOTR) / Viggo Mortensen by a-nanazEdgar Allan Poe by dh6artIron Man by Anthony-Woods
Avatar - I See You by jmoneygetdown:thumb271514159:Wrapped up in books by dloraas
Winter Spirit by MayumiOgiharaCommission FINISHED by stef-gLast Hope by Jellyneau
favourite showcase feature: great traditional artfavourite showcase feature: great traditional art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
MGS4 - Old Snake by BorisKoci Carla Ferreira by artbolt
Jared Leto - Stranger in a strange land by Ilojleen Scarlett Embraced by EverIris deep thoughts behind a face by regina6
Atalanta y Apolo by Tresdiasdegracia Mocha drawing... by titol87 The Mouse Family by Coramina:
Fading into nothing by DaveLopes Jared Leto by A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-O Please no by Briscott
:thumb276271264: Amy Winehouse by DeniseEsposito No More Tears ... Sold by graemeb
Girl with flower by dh6art Dreamer with Doubts by abcartattack Winter by jankolas
A Faery's Child by BriannaAngelakis :thumb276731959: smell of silence by bohomaz13
Hummingbirds - Marquetry by amazoncanvas Red Core by BaiLang Autumn's Glow by eajna
Hope you enjoy the featured artwork and find some faves amongst them!
It would be great if you could fave this article so that more people will see it and enjoy the artwork.
a big thank you goes to :iconpbird12: and :icondreamarian: for sponsoring this article!
Favourite Showcase Feature IV Please this article so more people will see it.Favourite Showcase Feature IV3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hi all! :icontardwaveplz:
Check out these incredible drawings from the members of :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
Pink Prayers. by dreamarian Pain Pain Go Away by Vishw
Our little farm by Wulff-Arts Someday by nik-nak999 Home_on_the_hill by Mazhlekov
:thumb273401735: The Cowardly Lion by marmicminipark ADELE - ROLLING IN THE DEEP by Dianah3
:thumb273892817: Shadow hunter-black leopard by clive64 :thumb271571277:
green rooster by bohomaz13 Angel and Demon by hanakoofthejungle Ice Queen by MayumiOgihara
Dewdrop Inn by ChristopherPollari More Precious Than Money by niki426 Lilyxandra by BuffaloChips Cat by shirly90
Broken Beauty. by Annnnnee Serengeti by Coramina Sketchbook 11 by Laurlolz
A big thank you to the wonderful deviants and groups who are sponsoring this article :icontardglompplz:
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the favourite showcase traditional art featurethe favourite showcase traditional art feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
splash by shadowmarim But why ... ? by AngelasPortraits
:thumb343499919: One ring to rule them all by acjub Cristina Otero by edwfinish
Rose by ShanghaiSarah ALICE COOPER 1972 by Red-Szajn I Chose Me! by ArtGoldArt
why do people dream? by proxi-mity Don't Leave Me Behind by Valentinadhara Punk Nouveau by Si3art
A Magical Moment... by Artsy50 _far away by serenaburroughs Dreamer by MrsButterD
Owlan by Miyu-Tou the light in my hand by szog88 Vision by eajna
BEAUTIFUL DAY by ARTBYTERESA Rabbit Abstract by Alina-Kurbiel Seeing the Lights by louise-rabey
Fishing cat pastels by Sarahharas07 The Pond of Blessings by bleuie :thumb341464344:
If you like what you see here please check out our traditional folder, you will find more amazing artwork there. >> http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/?set=24821743&offset=0