Tolkien's BirthdayLet us celebrate the Master's birthday (January 3rd, 1892) with a virtual toast! (It comes in pints)Tolkien's Birthday3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Draw With Us #6 - HairHello everyone Welcome to the next installment of Draw with Us. This round I'm going to be looking at Hair resources (my arch nemisis, I struggle the most with painting hair)Draw With Us #6 - Hair2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To start off with you may want to download some Hair Brushes - these are not necessarily dedicated to to just hair, but are packs with a few useful brushes.
Basic ways to use hair brushes:
And now onto the tutorials! For those who don't want to go through all of them trying to find a good one, this 4 part series by Sheridan-J is a good place to start:
Hair Tutorial by liiga hair drawing tutorial by Abuze How to draw hair by leejun35 Hair tutorial by leejun35
Hair Tutorial by JenniferHealy PS - quick hair tutorial by ceruleanvii Digital Hair / Portrait Painting Tutorial part 2 by me-illuminated Hair Tutorial - Second Edition by OneFreeInternet Hair Coloring Tutorial by MissNysha Let's draw some hair by MistyTang
Tutorial: More Detailed Hair (Page 8) by ReiRobin :RezDimech_Hair_Tutorial_Brush_NOW_FREE: by RezwanaDimech Tutorial: Painting Hair in PS by ToySkunk Tutorial: Painting Hair Part 2 by ToySkunk hair full tutorial by dypsomaniart
Hair tutorial by CindysArt
Arda inspired movies Storm over Gondolin, a brand new Silmarillion inspired movie in making. Some of you have probably heard of it after seeing chvacher's Gondolin concept art to it http://www.deviantart.com/art/Gondolin-Color-345114364Arda inspired movies6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are homepage and FB fanpage of the project:
I guess it is still in preproduction phase, fingers crossed for coming true
Update - here is the first video blog from the creators:
Update 11 XII 2013 - there will be no Storm over Gondolin, unfortunately The Tolkien Estate has forbidden making it - message form the filmmakers published at the projects fanpage at Facebook:
We come to you today with some sad news. The Tolkien Estate, the legal body which manages the rights to Tolkien’s works, has asked
The Embargo Ends, And The Internet Is CallingThe Embargo Ends, And The Internet Is Calling8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cuban Art Renaissance: The embargo ends, and the Internet is calling
Cuba by albercriso
One of the rare places on the planet where art has not greatly benefited from the Internet, and the free expression its unfettered discussion encourages, has been Cuba.
The official U.S. economic embargo of Cuban goods has been in place since 1960, making the sale of art to wealthy American investors a hassle involving shipping through third
Tolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own WorldTolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own World8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Tolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own World
By Cliff Broadway
"Hobbit" illustration 04 by Pervandr
Please welcome J.R.R. Tolkien expert and TheOneRing.net producer/writer Cliff Broadway (aka theoneringnet) as he shares his take on the man behind the beloved series of books. Cliff helped build The One Ring.net, a fan-based site created and run by volunteers from around the world and the largest web portal for a single fandom, after working
USEFUL STUFFHere's some nice useful things to check out (if you havent already) that i like to look at to improve or just watch for inspirationUSEFUL STUFF1 year ago in Personal More Like This
FYI i learn more from watching things so most of these are gonna be video tutorials, artists talking while painting and timelapse paintings, since i prefer analyzing peoples workflow and try it out than straight tutorials that tell you what to do (not there's anything wrong with it though )
LEVEL UP: https://www.youtube.com/user/levelupsessions
omg.... the amount of stuff you can learn from these amazing artists is crazy! i suggest watching from session 1 till the latest. you cant miss a thing these guys say, plus these guys are pretty fun most of the time. its a nice light, but informative bunch of videos
Marc Brunet is a great teacher! i really enjoy how he explains things and just his process in general. really good to listen to and pretty entertaining to watch
RoF Feature: From Myth and LegendRoF Feature: From Myth and Legend2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
From Myth and Legend
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Kali Ma vs Fu Lengby SteveArgyle
Medusa in the Boudoirby Ravven78
A T H E N Aby SilentPlea
Welcome to Hellby Sergey-Lesiuk
poseidon finalby ANG-angg
Middle-earth in picturesMiddle-earth is a world created by J.R.R.Tolkien, one of the most complex creations and foundations of classic fantasy. Many artists are inspired by this amazing world, and there are not many events in its history that escaped a painter's brush... I bring you a short (yes, I call this short ) summary of the events, in a more or less chronological order:Middle-earth in pictures5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Before the time:
Silmarillion Genealogical Tree by BerenfoxManwe Sulimo by GustavoMalekManwe by Nahar-Doa:thumb74497816:The Mother of Stars by fernandocarvalhoSilmarillion: Taniquetil by LadyEllethNienna by RenaSarrabiNamo, the Judge by MaurevalVaire, the Weaver by DanielGovar:thumb166655722:Melkor by Lirulin-yirthThe Fallen Angel by morrigann11:thumb123399675:Melkor by TaeriThe Dark Vala by ginn-mIlluin by BellaElizabethLarsen'And Aule made the Dwarves' by rysowAniaCuivienen by losselenOrome Encounters the Elves by ProtoguyEarly Days by Leliumoj_The Two Trees_ by emmekamalei:thumb4289447:Earwen by Studio-1901The Last Look by BreoganMelkor's Release by felegundMairon and the Shadow by neffinesseFeanor.. estasi e tormento by icy-maidenThe making of the Silmarils by rysowAnia:
Hobbit ConHey there,Hobbit Con1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve been asked to submit some pictures from the HobbitCon2.
Unfortunately, most of the rather few pictures I made are quite crappy for I asked too much of my simple camera.
Also my best friend, who went with me, said if I submit any pictures featuring her, there will be trouble.
And when a gnome like me made any pictures from the stage, there were always quite a lot of heads in the way, plus I forgot completely to make any photos on the first day.
So have mercy on the little I can show you.
The foyer from above.
Some of the displayed costumes. Might be a bit chilly to wear.
The main hall where most panels took place.
No UFO, but the costume contest. The stuff was amazing, really.
There are already great photos of the contest on the internet.
The two panels of Richard Taylor w
To all men of letters!Well, acquaintances, allies, buddies, colleagues, compatriots (or not), comrades, and/or familiars...To all men of letters!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I decided to put my knowledge to use, for the benefit of our artistic community and all people out there trying to thrive.
As I've written in my ID, I'm a literature and language teacher. I've been working hard to get my master degree in French Literature and Narrative Theories, which will come latter this year.
And as for this, I thought I could be at your service to read your literature deviations and post you honest constructive critics based on the best of world wide letters!
But I have to be clear about one thing: I am not the kind of person that only say what you might want to hear.
I will never be rude or disrespectful BUT... it is needed of me to say sometimes things you may not agree or accept.
If you ask me for a critic don't be upset if I eventually point an aspect of your composition that needs to be improved.
I'm sure that it's not
Secret Origins Of The Lord Of The RingsSecret Origins Of The Lord Of The Rings1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Secret Origins of The Lord of The Rings
Gandalf and the dwarves
The Beginning of The Lord Of The Rings
We’ve all had at least one special book that we’ve loved and reread but when it comes to books that have defined and influenced us that list becomes much smaller. On most peoples lists J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic work The Lord of The Rings would be at the top of the list.
Without it many of the artists and writers we kno
Space and Sci-Fi Features #70Space and Sci-Fi Features #703 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kushan Empire by microbot23:thumb210362425:Kuat Drive Yards by wraithdt
Feeling Alive by Sniper115A3vihicle concept: bug style by novaillusionEnlightenment by Catalin-Geani
Twin Moons by esk6aFirst Strike by ProgVStar Wars Nebulon A Frigate Fleet by AdamKop
Scoped and Dropped - Mass Effect Speed Art - 6hrs by IceDragonhawkThe Feel of Jupiter by QAuZMass Effect 3 Fanart - Normandy Lounge by SilentReaper
Kushan Spacestation by microbot23Landing at dusk by Aeon-LuxExcursion by SGA-Maddin
Imminent Decimation by AdrienCGDElsewhere by G00dieGumdropsSolar Roofs by ErikShoemaker
Vast by G00dieGumdropsSteamcity by raqsonuHabitat by Long-Pham
Mass Effect 3 how it should've ended by Hellstern[Commission] Triphon Riders by AbiogenisisOver the cloud by Zhangx
Battle of Orinda by wraithdtCatzidrotic by TheRafaself project by brutality84
Refueling on BBV-9 by Deepblu742Departure by JoeyJazzMr Fix It by JonHrubesch04-12-06 The Research by MarkusVogtSilhouettes by TylerCreatesWorlds
2000 Watchers Q and A!To celebrate hitting 2000 watchers, I asked you guys to send me your questions. Here is the result:2000 Watchers Q and A!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Why did you set up this account?
When I set up my dA account (original username: DinsenchantedDestroya) I got it because I'd heard good things from other websites. It looked like a great creative community that I really wanted to be a part of. I had the account for nearly half a year before I got the guts to post something.
2. Have your pieces gotten the reactions you wanted?
I never really want a specific reaction, I just get what I'm given and am thankful for it. However, when my work gets praise or starts a conversation or maybe even gets others writing, then I consider that as having reached my goal.
3. Where do you get most of your inspiration?
Usually in bed when I'm trying to go t
Celldweller and Blue Stahli FTW 8Dfor this! *--*Celldweller and Blue Stahli FTW 8D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just can't stop looking at them XDD
Source : http://fuckyeahcelldweller.tumblr.com/
Still Life Stills Features: CitrusStill Life Stills Features: Citrus2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If there are any still life photography features you would like to see, please do let us know
CONTEST!!!!EDIT TWO: you can enter different designs more than once if you want!CONTEST!!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: if you join PLEASE advertise this in a poll, journal, or whatever it would help me a lot
Hello everybody! I hope you're all having a great time! I have decided to host a contest!!! this will be my first ever!!!
K onto the topic.... I've been thinking really hard on trying to design a character for my story ^^ But to no avail. .... The character's name is Venom and he is going to be the son of Apocalyptica and Fear
http://fav.me/d73qpam ←Apoc http://fav.me/d6zol5e Fear
The topic is to somehow mix these two into a design for my little Venom
Personality:he's a fun loving guy and lives to g
Hall Of Fame ( 43 - November 2013 ) Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.Hall Of Fame ( 43 - November 2013 )2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Hollow by CustardCookie Cubular Growth by Mathness Cheer up, little buddy by ArtAnda Time Travel by TheDreamIsTrue Special Forces - Type 13 and 69 by DanarArt
Golden Age of IllustrationArt History WeekGolden Age of Illustration1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The 19th century marks a huge technology development, with printing techniques improving enough to make newspapers and books a truly mass-popular medium. Along with that, there appeared new opportunities for the illustrators. In the second half of the 19th century, the popularity of illustrated books and magazines reached the highest level recorded by that time and it eventually became the foundation to border the official beginning of the Golden Age of Illustration's timespan: 1880's. Formally it lasted until 1910's-1920's, with variations between Europe and North America.
The core illustrators lived a long time after this period and continued creating pictures in their style - which is defined as typical for the Golden Age. However, new styles and the slow decrease of popularity of book and newspaper illustrations (supported by the rising popularity of photography) after the World War determined the formal end of this age. The European illustrators were influenced mo
Excuse me, I thought this was a Community This is not in response to any one person or recent event. It is something I have been meaning to express my thoughts on for some time. However, I have lightly touched on it before.Excuse me, I thought this was a Community4 years ago in Personal More Like This
At first 'surprise' is the word I would have used but I think now its more of a fascination and curiosity when deviantART puts out new features such as llama badges, cake badges, Groups, points, and so forth. There is always something of a this-is-destroying-dA (or the like) response.
I am aware that change will most always be met with some level of hostility. To some it appears that these features make the art mean less. I can't see that. The ART in deviantART comes second but is in caps - ART will for always be the core root of this site. Is ART all that defines an Artist? No, we are all deviant too.
It is the beautifully elegant combination of
that forms this sense of Community we have here
400 POINTS GIVEAWAY400 POINTS GIVEAWAY3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I TOLD YOU IT WAS GOING TO BE SOON xD
1. YOU MUST WATCH ME (BEFORE OR AFTER THIS JOURNAL, DOESN'T MATTER)
2. YOU MUST ADD TO YOUR FAVORITES, COLLECTIONS ETC. THIS JOURNAL (link it to me when you do so)
3. YOU MUST ADD TO YOUR FAVORITES, COLLECTIONS ETC. THIS DEVIATION
THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE I WILL USE A RANDOM GENERATOR TO GENERATE THE NUMBER FOR THE WINNER...
TELL ME WHEN YOU FAVORITE IT, AND DON'T REMOVE IT FROM YOUR FAVORITES, THAT PART IS CRUCIAL IF YOU WANT 400 POINTS
4. POST A JOURNAL ABOUT THIS AND ADD A LINK TO THIS JOURNAL IN IT
THE GIVEAWAY ENDS AUGUST 31.
THE NUMBER WILL BE CHOSEN FROM THIS DEVIATION NOT THIS JOURNAL xD
SO IT IS VERY IMPORTANT YOU ADD TO YOUR FAVORITES, you can watch Line too
SHE IS AMAZING <3
if you don't favorite you won't have a chance of winning xD
An Artist to Watch!!I have been watching this particular artist for some time and he never ceases to amaze!!! I don't say that lightly! he is so very talented in so many mediums, he is so kind, always ready and willing to help and give advice or just some encouraging words!! He range of interests is unending. Please, take the time and have a good, long look at his gallery, you will not be disappointed.An Artist to Watch!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconentar0178: is a class act!!! Here is a sample, a very small sample of what he can do!!
Site Update: What's Hot (Beta)In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: What's Hot (Beta)2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
What's Hot (Beta): Trending Artwork on deviantART
With the vast amount of artwork on deviantART, it can be easy to miss something, and it's common for artwork to get a spike of traffic long after it was originally submitted. Our new “What’s Hot” browse mode surfaces artwork that’s receiving a recent increase in exposure, regardless of when it was submitted.