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
Winners of the Ladybug Contest 2012I'll give a feature to the three winners of the Ladybug Contest from Dragonfly-oli and Kara-a!Winners of the Ladybug Contest 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First place: Puckcherry!
Second place: Lieveheersbeestje!
Third place: Blamemygreensoul!
Congratulations to the winners and all the other great entries!
Contest - In Space- ClosedHi Everyone,Contest - In Space- Closed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
today we ( :iconcd-stock: :iconevelivesey: :iconybsilon-stock: ) start with our new contest.
Our new theme is "In Space". Be creative and show us your imagination.
You are given 30 stocks below. Your work has to include min. 1 of each of us. From stockpacks you are allowed to take only one. You are free to use more than one stock from each of us. The size must be so, that we can see it without a loupe and we reserve the right to decline the entry, if we can´t see our stocks. Credit all stocks you used with a direct link (equal it is our stock or an other stock). Only legitimate stock is allowed (no Google or something like this).
Your artist comment has to include a statement, that this is a entry for the Contest "In Space" held by :iconcd-stock: :iconevelivesey: :iconYb
Last Day to Shop deviantART GeardeviantART GearLast Day to Shop deviantART Gear2 years ago in Personal More Like This
T-Shirts Hoodies & Jackets dA PRO Series & Bags Clearance
Last Day to Shop:
May 28, 2013
It is now official. The deviantART T-Shirts & Gear Shop will celebrate its very last day on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
We can't thank you enough for the outpouring of support we've received over the past several weeks and even more so over the last eight years.
We hope you'll take advantage of what limited memorabilia remains in the Shop over the next week. The Shop will stay ope
Know your photo rightsHey everyone! How are you all?Know your photo rights3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Whilst sipping a cup of tea and pondering what to write for my next journal, I remembered something that happened to me a few weeks ago. I was at a local nature reserve, photographing the beautiful bushland and exploring the landscape - when I noticed some people bush-walking a few meters away. Without thinking, I snapped away and thought they added a very interesting element to my photos, enjoying the peacefulness just like me.
A few minutes later, a man noticed what I was doing and came over to me in a gruff, and asked me why I was taking his photo! At first I was stunned into silence, but then I smiled warmly and told him that I thought the landscape looked so amazing, and capturing people enjoying it was just purely incidental. I felt like I was almost bracing myself for his angry response, but his face softened and he asked me if he could see the photos. Of course I flicked through my camera to show him, and quite obviously you couldn't see any of th
Contest 08 - Aliens of Star WarsContest 08 - Aliens of Star Wars2 years ago in Personal More Like This
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Thanks to all who entered, commented, favorited, and voted for the entries!
I hope to see y'all for the next one, and don't forget to claim your prizes below if you won by noting the gift-givers. ^.^
Aliens of Trek
For this contest you'll be depicting your favorite aliens from Star Wars! Read on for more details!
- Your picture must include a Star Wars alien.
- Any character who's an alien is allowed.
- Creatures/beasts are also allowed. (Rancors, Katarns, Krayt Dragons, etc.)
- You can include normal human characters, but of course the al
#89 - Three Colours - Winners!The Winners!#89 - Three Colours - Winners!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello Anthro Community! The results are in for the Three Colour Challenge, the judges counts are made and the winners are to be announced! This has been such a great challenge to judge. The amount of creativity and challenge in this particular contest was so inspiring! You guys are simply amazing! Well done to each and everyone of you!
Anthro Challenge #90 - Campfire & Ice - December 1st - December 31st!
Contest details here!
Thursday: Curation Contest!Well done incorporating a tree, an olive, and a bottle in last week's contest! Who knew such objects could portray love so well. Nicely done!Thursday: Curation Contest!2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Our top three winners are:
Under the Olive Tree by TrollGirl
Help Love Grow by Teq-Uila
Forever Loved by smalld1171
Congratulations! You will be contacted about your prizes within the next 24 hours.
This group has many purposes, one of which is to promote the work of Premium Members! This week, we want to challenge you to curate a feature of awesome work to showcase in an upcoming Journal.
Your task is to post a comment to this Jo
Foreign Words the English Language NeedsOh hello. I’m finally getting around to making this news article that I said I might do, like, a month ago. Sorry, I’m not used to writing news articles. Bear with me.Foreign Words the English Language Needs3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Back in August, I started a series in my forums for cool foreign words. It went over extremely well and numerous people requested that I combine them into a handy-dandy news article for deviantART at large to enjoy. So, here you are: fifteen foreign words that the English language needs to
What it means: A feeling of longing associated with displacement, but not necessarily displacement from one’s original home. An intense yearning to be somewhere you are not. Hiraeth also expresses a sort of ache or longing for something of the past, somewhat similar to the notion of "golden" or "good old days," but with more ancient connotations.
Why it needs to be a thing in English: I speak as someone from a country
Introduction to Polymer ClayPolymer clay is a modeling compound consisting mainly of polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and plasticizes to make it pliable. As you can see it's easy to define polymer clay, but there's no possible way to describe all the variety of things that can be achieved with it.Introduction to Polymer Clay3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fox Fairy 05 ooak by Rosen-Garden The Scotsman2 by Renellesdolls
Sushi Prep by WaterGleam Egg and Bacon by fairchildart Cake Making Miniature by vesssper
In this article I will recollect some of the best resources and guide you through the basics of polymer clay, if there's anything I didn't cover here please don't hesitate to leave a question, I'm sure me or other polymer clay enthusiasts will be happy to help you
I will be referring to polymer clay as it's my medium of choice and expertise, but many of these resources can be used for other kinds of clay. You can even make yo
Art Contest with Awesome Prizes!A lot of exciting things are happening for this group. With new members and new watchers, plus Ted's upcoming return to the mainstream universe, I know we're going to be one of the best groups on deviantart!Art Contest with Awesome Prizes!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To help kick that off, I'm hosting a one-month-long art contest starting TODAY and ending on March 1. I'll list the rules down below, but the main point is, draw/write/sculpt/video/whatever Ted! The prizes will go thusly:
1st prize: 3500 points (I know; awesome, right?!) One finished painting by me akin to this http://the-unbrilliant.deviantart.com/art/Big-Happy-Bat-Family-412966579 or this http://the-unbrilliant.deviantart.com/art/Be-There-in-a-Flash-396849600. This is a great deal because I would usually charge upwards of $60 for something like this. I will do what you want, but I will ask you be kind to me and not ask for like ten people in one painting. Also, you will get a feature in my journal for three weeks.
2nd prize: 2000 points and one colored drawing by my good frien
100technique meme list1. Draw an image, copy it three times and colour each differently/with different colours. Bonus!: use different media for each.100technique meme list6 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Draw something with a stereotypically feminine theme or style. (Flowers, pastel colours, beautiful subjects?)
3. Draw something with a stereotypically masculine theme or style. (Action, explosions, rough lines and angles?)
4. Draw something that is supposed to arouse positive emotion from the viewer (amusement, joy, sympathy). you can use both technique and the subject of the drawing to achieve this.
5. Draw something with no same colour used twice.
6. Draw a short comic of 3-7 panels.
7. Drawing using only two colours.
8. Do a drawing digitally, colouring it with three depths of shades and three depths of lighting.
9. Do a digital drawing in black and white.
10. Draw an imaginary object.
11. Digital. Sketch, lineart, colour. Use an hour or more for every step.
12. Traditional. Sketch, lineart, colour. Use an hour or more for every step.
13. Draw digitally
*Over* My First Giveaway *Over*I just got my hands on enough points to do a giveaway of my own.*Over* My First Giveaway *Over*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So anyway, this giveaway will be for 500 . I want to see how this goes before I do a giveaway for a much longer amount of points or for a Premium Membership.
The rules, there's only one really:
~Just favorite the journal because that's how you'll be assigned a number.
You do NOT need to watch me. I do like llamas though. So if you get a chance llama me and I'll llama you back. You do NOT have to llama me to get a place for the giveaway. I just want that to be clear. Also you do NOT need to make a journal about this giveaway either.
The deadline will be February 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.M. Eastern Time US and I will be choosing the winner the following day using random.org.
Good Luck Everyone!
Site Update: January 12, 2012It's 2012, and it's time for the first Site Update of the year!Site Update: January 12, 20124 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just a little while ago, we posted the latest Sta.sh updates and asked you for more feedback. Now, in this update, you'll find all the feedback from those 500+ comments gathered into the Known Issues section below, just after the Change Log, which will tell you about some brand new features launching today, as well as all the bugs fixed since the last update.
The last update was all about Sta.sh, and there are some pretty big Sta.sh announcements this time too, but this update features any changes that have been made to deviantART, Profiles, Messages, Sta.sh, everything!
Many have asked for the ability to share a whole stack of Sta.sh files, as well as just one at a time. Well now you can! In any stack on your Sta
Introducing the Premium Content PlatformIntroducing the Premium Content Platform3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is proud to announce our Premium Content Platform
Providing the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings by making digital files of their high-quality work available for download. Sellers are able to set their own prices while retaining 80% of all revenue earned, and buyers are able to quickly get the things they want with the satisfaction of supporting the artists they love.
What is Premium Content?
The Premium Content Platform was built to represent high-quality content — the premier pieces in an artist's repertoire of work. We encourage the sale of everything from comics or stories for download, to high-res files like .PSDs, textures, tutorials, brush packs, and more!
Journal FeaturesI've been running late on your prize stuffs; for that, I apologize.Journal Features1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here's some great illustrations and writings by my contest's winners!
:iconteq-uila: (A great and fun artist in general and also a fellow fan of Star Wars EU. Love her.)
You guys rock.
Enneatype 5 Stamp by PseudolonewolfBatman Arkham Asylum Stamp 360 by XantoZFlag: Episcopal by TheStampKingFallout 3 Stamp by PrincessJadenJericho Stamp by Sergeant-McFluffersTed Kord Stamp by theunbrilliantStamp for Hey Arnold by kitty-the-katI Heart Baseball by yoshkINTP by InterloperUXFlag: Texas -1835- by TheStampKingFlag: Texas -1836 Navy- by TheStampKingFilburt Stamp by KayollAsexual Pirate Stamp by EckilsaxHorse riding stamp by LadyRavensknot
the man who stood up to bad neighborstoday in the town of port angeles, washington took a bulldozerhttp://media.komonews.com/images/130510_bulldozer_gallery_13.jpg and used it to destroy his neighbors houses! talk about running them out he cut one house in half, and trashed their cars, and a boat belonging to one of the neighbors, he also mutilated a pickup truck toohttp://media.komonews.com/images/130510_bulldozer_gallery_07.jpg, if only this guy were here i'd have him move MY neighbors out ^__^the man who stood up to bad neighbors2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Robert Rodriguez Presents Project Green ScreenRobert RodriguezRobert Rodriguez Presents Project Green Screen2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Robert shot an action-packed short film called Two Scoops, starring twins Lola and Lucia who operate an ice cream truck by day and happen to also be monster-slayers. Fans contributed to the project by submitting films, Tweeting their ideas for super-weapons, creating the fiercest monsters, and sending in their photos to appear on Missing Person posters.
We're excited to announce that the collaboration is now complete! You can see the finished film right here, along with the best contributions from fans, and documentary footage to tell the story of the project.
Legacy of The LensMar 22, 2013by techgnoticLegacy of The Lens2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A study in artistic diversity, Bernardo Medina embodies the renaissance spirit of the consummate artist, always inspired and inspiring artists around him to create and capture the rhythms of life and beauty in a
SuggestivismSuggestivismSuggestivism3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
"Suggestivist" art is not slave to any on
You're Not AloneYou're Not Alone2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all headed for the same fate: dust. Ever
Upcoming Project (Pride and Pack)Sneak peak of an upcoming project for ghostrelic Pride and Pack. More updates coming soon, and make sure to check out the story by clicking on the title above!Upcoming Project (Pride and Pack)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yay new song :3 I foundz it sketchy!!!!My legs are dangling off the edge! The bottom of the bottle is my only friend, I think I'll slit my wrist again and I'm gone, gone, gone!Yay new song :3 I foundz it sketchy!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I found it sketchy!! remember, when Angel and Alyssa and I called you and you sang this song?! I found it :'3