Darksiders: Your Last Days Contest Winners The Epic QuestDarksiders: Your Last Days Contest Winners5 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
It was fascinating to see all of the deviantART community's different depictions of their personal apocalypses. The imagination and quality of work that we received for the Darksiders: Your Last Days Contest was extremely impressive. So thank you, our dear deviantART community!
We'd also like to give a big "Thank you!" to Joe Madureira from Vigil Games for picking the three winners from the terrific Semi-Finalists. It was a tough job, and we sure are glad he stepped up to the challenge. Thanks, Joe Mad!
So whose visions of their last days really stood out among the rest? Let's check out the winners!
You and I | Art FeatureYou and I | Art Feature7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Suggested Soundtrack: "You and I" by One Direction | 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.
FIRST CONTEST "THREE TO TANGO!"Hello My Fellow DeviantsFIRST CONTEST "THREE TO TANGO!"2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our first contest theme is:
THREE TO TANGO!
The theme is challenging. You have to draw an artwork using ONLY THREE COLOURS. Sounds fun right?. You can use different shades of the three colours but not distinct shades. For example, you cannot use sky blue and navy blue colours and claim them to be in one colour category.Black and white colours are not including in this category. You can use them along with the other three colours. I'm giving this leniency since it's our first contest .
The contest rules are as follows:
1. The colours can be of your own choice.
2. The number of colours should exactly be three.
3. No black and white artworks. For traditional artists, use colour pens or pencils etc.
4. The contest is for MEMBERS ONLY!
5. One deviation per member.
6. Backgrounds are not required but favourable.
7. Artwork can be digital or traditional.
8. No lineart or WIPs.
9. The work should be at least 75% yours. Do giv
3 FREE CHIBIS - RAFFLE3 FREE CHIBIS - RAFFLE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
whoo! i'd like to start selling some chibis but I want some more samples first haha.
plus I'm feeling rather generous today v.v
i will be giving away 3 chibis to 3 different people!
to enter, all you have to do is
1. Fave this journal
2. Write a journal entry or poll featuring it
Link me back to it so I can see it! and I'll write your name down to be entered in the raffle.
edit: The winners will be chosen at random, of course!
Raffle ends: December 1st!
If I get over 100 participants (highly unlikely) i'll up it to 5 free chibis! <3
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
Fake art by Natmorley!Hi my friends!Fake art by Natmorley!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yep, another Journal about :iconnatmorley:
This is not meant to start a witchhunt, immature harrassment on her profile won't help anything!
Regarding her latest Journal, I asked some questions.
I wonder if she'll answer any of them...Of course, she didn't answer them
So, what's the fuss about her?
Her drawings are fake, simply as that.
How could you tell?
She makes a scribbly drawing and overlays the original photo in PS to make the shading, hair etc. look better. (OR she prints out the photo and scribbles over it, whatsoever...)
You can always make out some "ghosty shadows" in her works, these are the remainings of the original photo that she just couldn't hide properly.
Is there any proof?
Here's a older drawing of her (which she already deleted ) where you can clearly
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)
Shutting Down and Moving- Please ReadHello everyone!Shutting Down and Moving- Please Read1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So we hate to disappoint you all, but this group is beyond saving.
As you all well know, we shut down for a few weeks to make an attempt at reorganizing and making this function again. And as soon as we reopened, we found out we had missed one critical point- Admin assistants were only able to vote on two folders- Featured and Critique Requested- and no one except the Founder had the permissions to change that.
I am SO sick and tired of dancing around this bullshit and being blocked at every turn. Granted, I probably should have checked this before we made so many changes, as I should have known better. I've tried to go in and fix it so that my wonderful admins can vote on all folders, but once again I wonder why I even bothered trying to fix this bloody mess. I either get a DA error that it can't save the changes OR I get an error that says I don't "have permission to change these settings." Of course I don't, silly me for even trying. I sent a not-so-nice note to the
New video..self promotionHi allNew video..self promotion1 year 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 future2 years 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
Don't ART for free ...Note written under the influence of several recent situations ...Don't ART for free ...2 years 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:
'DRAW-A-LONG' (With Me) - Part 4 - ShadingSo apologies first – sorry! I know this is a week late, but I have been busy – honest'DRAW-A-LONG' (With Me) - Part 4 - Shading1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This week's episode will cover how to fill in your drawing outline – or at least how I will 'fill-in' my drawing outline. I was a little disappointed that not many requested the reference picture – so I guess that not many are following along, not to worry I will continue to detail the steps I have taken, and perhaps it will provide a useful reference to some people in the future. Remember these are not definitive ways to draw - just the way that I draw, I am sure it is not the 'best' the 'easiest' or the most 'professional' - it is just the way I draw
So first to basics, almost every journal, art-teacher, tutorial etc. will tell you to start at the top left hand corner of a drawing (right hand if your left handed)
The idea being that you not smudge the work as you work downwards and across the paper. However I would like to mention a couple of things, firstly even though you do this, make s
Emergency commissions UPDATECompleted commissionsEmergency commissions UPDATE11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Amazing people who have donated and really deserve so much love for that. More than i could give them alone
Hey everyone. i figured a couple of people, specifically the people commissioning me, would like to know what is going on with me so here is a bit of an update. It's a long one so bear with me.
The guy i was supposed to be staying with decided at the very last minute (the morning i intended to move my stuff) that his sister would be staying with her kids and therefore i had to wait a couple of weeks. (which if you read the other journal stuff you'd know i couldn't do :S )
I called another guy back who was a bit worrying because he was so obscure but he ended up settling for $140 a week, dog was okay
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:/
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 MarcoHeisler 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 ivadesign Under My Umbrella by Davils-Photography :thumb321007640: Broken by ZanaSoulPurple rain2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There and back again :)After 20 hours of pure travelling it is good to get home.There and back again :)1 year 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
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 Claire-Aegis-Faust
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 Claire-Aegis-Faust
third place50[Points] and a non shaded request fr
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
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
How to gain popularityI've had various people ask me what they can do to get noticed on DA so I'll write a little journal about my experience with various methods of getting your stuff out there.How to gain popularity3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I am not at all claiming to be popular myself, I'm just providing feedback.
1. USE GROUPS
Seriously people. It's probably one of THE best ways to get exposure.
There are so many groups too! You will always be able to find one that is suited to your art.
Groups are effective because it gets your artwork exposed to a new batch of watchers (the people who watch the group) besides your own. Try to join groups with lots of members and watchers, as these will give you the most views.
A really great group to gain exposure from is :icongetwatchers:
2. USE THE THUMBSHARE FORUM AND CHAT
Lots of people go to the thumbshare forum and the thumbchat to find new artists to watch and to share their works. These are great places to meet new people and aquire feedback on your deviatio
Quick Request :DDaily Deviations are holding a vote for the Traditional Deviation of the month - and my work 'Water Dragon' has been added to the list that needs voting on.Quick Request :D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It would be fantastic if all of my watchers (OK a few of you ) would vote for me and this work
All you need to do is follow the link below and of course vote for the 'Water Dragon'
Thanks in advance
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 29WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 292 years 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-FathomsBehemoth 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
The Very First Group Contest of Portraits-DrawingsMembers, Contributors and Affiliates,The Very First Group Contest of Portraits-Drawings4 years ago in Personal More Like This
by now We have exceeded 1000 Members as well as Watchers as a group..
But, Yet we are missing something.. - Ability to Feature best works on more wide range because still we are not a Super Group..
In-order to achieve that,
"The Very First Contest" of Portraits-Drawings will be opened to submit your best work..
Awards? [of course... Winners get Awarded*, check the bottom of this blog for more details..]
Options - [7 "Contest" Folders]
Graphite/Pencil Drawings [Black and White only]
Color Pencils Drawings
B/W Paintings [Black and White only - any TRADITIONAL painting method such as Water color, Oil and Acrylic ]
Pen 'n' Ink
Cartoon [Traditional Only]
Winners! [ Voting will be used to selection. (using Polls)]
There will be two Winner categories.
[Bullet; Black]SUPER Best Three