You and IYou and I3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Artwork by agnes-cecile
I figured it out from black and white.
Seconds and hours.
Maybe they had to take some time.
I know how it goes from wrong and right.
Silence and sound.
Did they ever hold each other tight
Did they ever fight
We can make it 'til the end.
Nothing can come between
Not even the Gods above
Can separate the two of us.
I figured it out.
Saw the mistakes of up and down.
Meet in the middle.
There's always room for common ground.
wakeful by agnes-cecile
I see what it's like for day and night.
this thing called art is really dangerous by agnes-cecile
'Cause they see things in a different light
How to get more Popularity and PageviewsFame is something a lot of people want to get on dA.How to get more Popularity and Pageviews6 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Many people know this - you log in and have little to no new messages.
So you want to get known, want to get your pictures out there. Many pageviews tell you that many people have visited your site and have taken notice of you.
This is giving everyone a good feeling
So here are some suggestions to reach this goal:
In order to get you have to give. Browse through the categories you like the most, and pick the pictures you like and comment on them. Don't only comment on the most professional pictures, the artist is most likely too busy to answer them all. Your chance of getting noticed is bigger when you comment on the works of unpopular artists, as they are more likely reading and answering your comment.
Important: Don't spam. No one likes mediocre comments that could fit every picture. Most people will just ignore you then, plus you could get banned. And don't only comment on pictures, also com
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....2 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 Tribute Feature 101st to 120th! :DI think doing a watchers feature is a wonderful idea because I get to visit all of you guys again, see what you doing and show my appreciation for all your support .Watchers Tribute Feature 101st to 120th! :D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So here is a list of my watchers from the 101st to the 120th and one of my favorite works from their gallery, enjoy:
(the numbering doesn't mean anything its just for me to keep track)
Don't ART for free ...Note written under the influence of several recent situations ...Don't ART for free ...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I understand that not everyone can/like/love to draw - but that does not mean that some people have to treat 'drawing people' as children. A few days ago my friend asked me if I draw him a portrait of him and his girlfriend. I agreed without hesitation ... But when I told how much the portrait will be cost - he was angry with me, that I will not do it for free! I understand that it is my friend - but I spend my free time, energy, etc. on it. So it's no longer just fun for me. It becomes a way of life ...
I wish that those of us - involved in the drawing - were taken more seriously. Because it is a job like any other. Not sitting behind a desk in an office does not mean that I do not work as hard ...
The situation is very well illustrated here:
New video..self promotionHi allNew video..self promotion9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will soon do a new feature..but first I wanna be selfish and promote myself for once..lol..working hard with that..
but nothing comes by itself and/or are for free...
.... in two months time I'll celebrate 6 years on dA and I also goes towards 1500 watchers...
....thanks to my FRIENDS SUPPORT and features you all so kindly are giving me...
.........I couldn't do without your help my dear friends...
....I am so grateful and appreciate every feature of my art I am in.....woow..you are so kind...!
I am 'doing well' outside dA .. it feels good to have that recognition that my art are 'doing just fine' ...
..I have doubted so many times..
...some magazines requests right now and I keep on continue working with book covers....
..one release of a cover I created are nov 1......
...and I am about starting working on another one next month..yay!
Thanks for the past, present and futureI knew that the time would come, and I am so sorry, I was hoping it would be later in the future, but it is here: I can not thank you as I would like anymore. I have 4000 friends who follow my work and hundreds of fav every day (and that makes me great pleasure). Until today I wanted to tell you directly how I', grateful, but now I work 1 or 2 hours at the computer to thank, and commitments will not let me anymore. Definitely I will continue to respond to comments, but right now I want to thanks in advance all those who want to add my drawings to their collection and want to add my name to the list of friends.Thanks for the past, present and future1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I take this opportunity to share with you some of the best moments I have experienced in recent months:
Some articles about my designs have been published on the website of this newspaper:
Dailymail online 13 marzo 2013
Mirror online 13 marzo 2013
10 tips about drawing #3 - ShadingThird round of 10 simple and effective tips about drawing, this time a bit more spesific, time to delve into shading, the one area I feel I have progressed the most.10 tips about drawing #3 - Shading2 years ago in Personal More Like This
**This is my own personal take and oppinion about shading, take it with a grain of salt **
1. Shade and blend An extremely common way to shade, but not only overused but more often than not used incorrectly.
You lay down a value pref. with an HB or softer pencil and blend it into the paper from the dark to the light, but the thing here to remember is to not go too hard in blending at first, if you do it is very tricky to manipulate the values after.
Think of the tooth of the paper like grass, don´t just stomp them down on the first go, gently grace the paper with a blending stump/tissue/q-tip etc and once you start to approach the desired value you can go a little harder.
2. Directional blending Much as 1. but directional blending means you always blend following the curve of what you are drawi
Purple rain Hush by MaaykeKlaver shine II. by tjasa :thumb347621286: Some Extra Exposure by Thinking-Silence Cold drop by Healzo The Blues and The Pinks by goRillA-iNK Our lives.. by Khomenko Lost At Sea by incolor16 Never Bloom Again by Obsessed-by deep purple by kyokosphotos San Francisco, touching the void by alierturk Gladiolus by StacyD where is my mind? by Nilanja A kind of magic by PawelMatys Mother Nature - Part III - Underwater by AlexandraSophie Little Swinger by sternenfern blueberryblack. by Blueberryblack B i r t h by r3novatio weekend fiesta by kathero3 .: Song To Say Goodbye :. by zZToraZz uncertain mood by DamnedAnthea Sand Sailing by Healzo still life by malenka740715 Searching For You by Healzo Lullaby by LorenzoDiFolco Midnight.. by Khomenko .: silence :. by biszkopciik :thumb294609919: Everything is Illuminated by Kaddieee Evening rain by Fra-Emer ... purple by BaxiaArt Rose Dew by ninazdesign Wing by buzadam Cup OF coffee I by Not-of-this-age Day Twenty-eight - Drink Me by Lady-Tori The Queen by nairafee Remember to forget by Healzo Diamonds in the Sun by Lilyas the butterfly effect by Artemisia-dream Day 15 by cloduy Winter light by Fra-Emer condensation by nhuthanh : lucid dreams : by hellfirediva Little Wings by MarinaCoric Frozen soul by Julie-de-Waroquier purple rain by lpdragonfly Under My Umbrella by Davils-Photography :thumb321007640: Broken by ZanaSoulPurple rain1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
SCREENERS 2012 EPIC MOVIE POSTER CONTEST:iconfreyabigg:FreyaBiggSCREENERS 2012 EPIC MOVIE POSTER CONTEST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Generally we don't post contests, but it seems to have become a tradition to post the Epic Movie Poster Contest, and so we present to you this years edition! This time as an official dA contest. Read what Screeners has to say below.
DeviantArt and Screeners Present: THE 2012 EPIC MOVIE POSTER CONTEST
We write the films... you make the posters.
And best posters win Epic Prizes! This year we are giving away TENS of THOUSANDS of DeviantArt points, 5+ YEARS of DA subscriptions, $20 - $50 gift cards to Amazon.com and Movieposter.com, Limited edition posters and much, much more. Enter for the prizes, or enter for the fun. Either way... ENTER!
Contest runs July 1 through August 31, 2012
All mediums of art accepted (so long as it's a movie poster). Contest is open to ALL of DeviantArt.
This is an official DA contest - so submissions will be made to the DA Contest Folder (Contests/2012/EPIC MOVIE CONTEST 2012)
Full details can be found here: http:/
ContestALRIGHT EVERYONE, IT'S CONTEST TIME!Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We need at least 3 entries to make this work, so please tell your friends,watchers,people,frogs and LETS GET STARTED!!
Also, linearts are not allowed!
Witch means, you have to draw the entry yourself!
Also I need donators!
first place 300 and a free request from me, a free request from EleanorTopsie, a llama and free request from Svennemi, a llama and a chibi drawing from CommanderMitsuki, free request from Rarshalan, free request from knowitall123, 50 and a free request from MsMischievous, a free fully coloured digital chibi with pedestal from Over-The-Black-Nexus
Second place 100 and a head shot from me, drawing without BG from knowitall123, free request from Rarshalan, 20 and a lineart from MsMischievous,a free fully coloured digital chibi with pedestal from Over-The-Black-Nexus
third place50[Points] and a non shaded request fr
Art Contest (OVER)WELCOME TO THE MAIN INFO PAGE FOR baark's CELESTIAL PANTHEON ART CONTEST!Art Contest (OVER)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
GO HERE FOR CONTEST UPDATES: http://atarashii.deviantart.com/journal/C-Pantheon-Art-Contest-Updates-312695472
Because I want to hold one.
Okay, there isn't going to be too much complication for this, and I hope that a lot of people participate... ^^'
The main purpose of this contest is to award prizes to people for drawing any of my Celestial Pantheon, all of which can be found here: http://atarashii.deviantart.com/journal/Original-Character-List-feel-free-to-ignore-309933345 . The afore-mentioned characters can be drawn individually or in couple/groups. Likewise, they can be drawn in either "feral" form and/or their more human-esque form.
Jan 1, 2013January 4, 2013 (by 11:59pm PST).
Why? Because that gives interested people ample time to work on their entries, and ensures I'll have enough to cover fu
There and back again :)After 20 hours of pure travelling it is good to get home.There and back again :)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I went to London with my brother and even though it was just effectively a day to experience London we manage to drink and eat at a real London pub, see the painted halls, stand on the prime meridian of the world, eat at one of Gordon Ramseys restaurants (The Narrow), got some culture infusion and shop at Greenwich marked to name a few.
The Astronomy Photographer of the year awards was really nice, but felt abit out of place with all the high ranking people attenting
The presentation of winning images and highly commended ones was really good, could tell that they had put a lot of work into it and every winning image was well deserved.
For me it ended up as It was when I left, with a shortlisted image, not dissapointed at all, I was not expecting anything to begin with and in such company with the images that won there are no regrets going to London for the ceremony.
I picked up a lot of small little tricks
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 29WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 291 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Olya by 3rdwheeler:thumb207424825:
Dark Side by AlexRose312Butterfly by Social-MisfitBlack and White Cat by ReenaH78Bianca Beauchamp by kornrad
What Do You See? by 4everSabiKaiden Hawke by ErinM31Dragon: Before and After by AlexRose312
Last Rays of Summer by little--grasshopperIn Darkness I Dwell - Tom Hiddleston by arthawk87Pair of Parrots by yarivt
Ray Charles by SvdK92Stardust by AlexRose312Heroes Are Built by N0rks
Who Am I? by 4everSabiCuriosity by 3rdwheeler:thumb348698440:
Untouched by VampInMaskMeerkat by 3rdwheelerSexy butterfly by yarivt
Tony Iommi by SvdK92SW: Anakin Skywalker color by freshberriesLatex Queen BB by kornradLana Del Rey by LRFitch
Tom Hiddleston 2 by phoenix132Sherlock Holmes by Skippy-sSherlock by Miss-CatherineTom Hiddleston by phoenix132
The Archer by N0rksAudrey Hepburn by Lisa-Of-The-MoonAngel Of Death by SvdK92Spiderman by Social-Misfit
Gandalf by Skippy-sDraw-Along: Aqua Sparkle by LRFitchScreaming agony by arthawk87Do We Have A Deal, Dearie? by ArtGoldArt
Unity divides - Jared Leto by arthawk87Know why the nightingale sings by freshberriesMaya the Siren by Forty-FathomsDemon Master - Behemoth by HectorHimeros
Bleak Woods - Neal Lucas by HectorHimerosSteampunk Lara Croft by Forty-FathomsGenesis - Adam Ch'zak by HectorHimerosBianca - catsuit by kornrad
Jared Padalecki by IvanaKC:thumb348414106:Kim Taeyeon by Lisa-Of-The-Moon
'DRAW-A-LONG' (With Me) - Part 3 - PreperationOK So the results are in and it looks very clear that the chosen reference for us all to draw will be.....Ewan Mcgregor'DRAW-A-LONG' (With Me) - Part 3 - Preperation10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I could not have predicted the result, but it seems from the feedback that it was his beard that won the vote, and people found this a more interesting reference than the rest. I am cool with this as I chose all 4 options comfortable with having to draw any of them.
So almost down to business, but firstly I wanted to describe the stages of preparing the drawing and paper we will use to draw our chosen reference.
1. Cropping - Before drawing you need to decide if you are going to tackle the full reference or just part of it - some of this will be dictated to you by the reference itself, some of it will depend on how confident or comfortable you are with certain aspects of the reference. For example, if you hate drawing hair (I do !) then you may decide to cut that part out of the reference. If you look at this picture of Ewan, I would say that
Children's Book Vexel Contest + entriesThemeChildren's Book Vexel Contest + entries2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Do you remember that time when you went to sleep and your parent read you your favourite story?
Imagine that you can go back to those awesome times by creating a cover of your favourite book.
1. All works MUST be vexels. I will NOT accept any photos, photomaniplations, digital drawings, vectors etc. If you're unsure if your entry is a vexel please follow this link: The New Vexel Definition to find out what vexels are.
2. You can NOT trace/copy an existing cover.
3. You can use your own and/or DA stock, as long as you state in art's comment that photos used as stock were yours and/or made by other deviantArt artist.
4. Don't break any DA rules.
5. You can add title/author/any needed text that can be found on covers, it's all up to you!
6. Please include author's name and book's title in your entry's description. This means it has to be an exist
Thursday: One Word Contest!Congratulations to our haiku winners from last week. Even with a short amount of syllables, you described your best adventure epically!Thursday: One Word Contest!1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Our top five winners are:
Holiday with friends.
My first time away from home.
I want to go back.
Laying there dying
flat lining, Heartbeat, eyes wide
Tears of Happiness
Summer in Sweden
in the lemur enclosure:
sudden jump and squeal
Knee-deep island mud -
crocs, noodles, four days of rain;
Hike, turn, hike again.
day with no curfew!
haunted house, pizza, and friends.
never felt more free!
Congratulations! You will be receiving your Points shortly.
For this week, we're all about simplicity. We're going to harness our inner zen and let your imagination do the rest.
We're going to give you just one word, and fr
Still alive, just.. change of plansDear artist friendsStill alive, just.. change of plans2 months ago in Personal More Like This
It feels a bit uncomfortable to upload something, even if it's just a journal, on deviantART.
I can't believe I have been offline for almost 6 months now. I hope you guys and gals can still remember me..!!
First thing I want to mention, is... that I am a dog owner now!
I got a doggy from the doggy Shelter. He's a mixed breed, a Dachshund mixed with a (Welsh?) Terrier it seems. He's super adorable. He brings a lot of smiles on my face, which I missed. I missed being happy, until he came around.
His teeth are crooked, and he has a dragon-like moustache, which is why I named him lil Dragon. He's the love of my life I may or may not post a drawing of him sometime.
Change of Plans
As I have explained in my previous journal, I can't and won't be online as much as I used to be. But it doesn't mean I haven't done anything creative at all.
Currently I am work
Two Weeks Left to Reach Our Goal! - 1000 Points!Hello Deviants!Two Weeks Left to Reach Our Goal! - 1000 Points!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
After receiving more than $1500 in donations on Indiegogo and an additional $850 from other donations, we are proud to say that we are well on our way to funding The Visual Narrative Project!
However, we are still looking for donations! Please consider sharing this journal, or donating on your own through Indiegogo
About a week ago we put out a casting and location call for actors, we have received some great applications and should know who will be part of our cast within the next week or two!
We have also received some absolutely amazing support both from deviants and from other sites including promotion from numerous groups including the NYS Governor's Office for Motion Picture & Television Development, we also have news interviews coming up for additional publicity.
Traditional Tuesdays #39Howdy peeps? Welcome to edition 39 of Traditional Tuesdays (yep, on a Wednesday again, oops). This week, like all of the other weeks, I'll be featuring fifteen works of art from the Traditional Gallery. Any more than that might and you might loss interest or it could cause your monitor to fail in an explosion of awesomeness. I would feel guilty if that were to happen, so I'm keeping it at fifteen! The Traditional gallery is a vast storeroom of work that covers many mediums and genres. I've tried to show a good mix of artwork, but I don't have room for them all. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!Traditional Tuesdays #392 years ago in Art Features More Like This
**WARNING:Viewing these works of art may cause giddiness, elevated heart rates, and
happiness in the pants(which could lead to blindness)! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!**
Contest 07 - Three Colors ChallengeContest 07 - Three Colors Challenge1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And the winners are...
:iconclapplz: Congratulations to the winners! Thanks to all who entered, commented and faved the entries! We hope to see y'all for the next one!
Three Color Challenge
You guys voted on the colors, and they are: Orange, Gray, and Blue
Those are the only shades you'll be able to use in this contest, and you must use all three in any Star Wars themed picture! Read on if you're interested.
Here's some additional information and clarification - please read all
- Your picture must use all three colors.
- Shades of the colors are allowed (as in, multiple shade
Simple drawing tips.I have been asked a lot of times If I could make a drawing tutorial, and to be honest I do not really feel I am at that level yet, and there is allready so many out there.Simple drawing tips.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But some simple pointers I can certainly do.
So here we go, 10 simple and effective tips, general and spesific.
1. Draw a LOT: Sure, techniques help, tutorials are awesome and books is teh shit, but in the end there are no shortcuts, if you do not draw a lot you have nobody but yourself to blame if you feel you are progressing slowly.
Bring your scetchbook ( get one! ) with you wherever you go, draw anything and everything, and doodle if you are on the phone, just basicly draw a lot and build up that mental library, it will only do you good.
2. Shade with the form: For instance an upper/lower arm is cylindrical, if you shade right across it tends to make it look flat even after blending ontop, if you curve your shading along it creates a greater illusion
Watchers (Permanent) Feature :)Like many others, I have in the past featured the work of those who choose to watch me as a thank you. Today marked the number of watchers I have going past 2000 and I worked out that if I celebrate 10 watchers work per week it would take me 4 Years to say thank you to each one, and saying thank you every 4 years is not really good enoughWatchers (Permanent) Feature :)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I said to myself, Why not open a group up that is completely dedicated to those lovely bunch of people who watch me? I can then have a permanent place to showcase their work and to say thank you every second, minute and hour of each day
However, I was worried that some people may think it is a bit arrogant or maybe just a way of getting more 'watchers' - overcome with the need to make sure I am not upsetting anybody - I thought I would have a poll, and let you decide!
So just to confirm the idea....
This would be a group set up to display the work of just the people who watch me, no restrictions (within DA guidelines) on the type
A Tribute to Hans Ruedi GigerWatch depthRADIUSA Tribute to Hans Ruedi Giger2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
He was an artist you might not know.
But you’ve met his children…
It’s rare that a “new” iconic monster is born and becomes forever identifiable,—— no matter the variations, by generation after generation. So it was when George Romero created the ultimate “zombie” in his Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Zombie Apocalypse fans today may have never heard of George or seen the original “Night,” but the zombies they so love in fare like The Walking Dead