2012 Best SellersHere are some of the best selling Prints of 2012. Congrats to all of the amazing artists.
lines hold the memories
All of Time and Space
The Neverending Dreamer
Freedom- The Carousel
Protect me from what I want
As an added bonus here are some amazing Prints sellers who are on the rise.
Call of Cthulhu Arkham horror
Defend Equality-free your mind by ~DomNX
Defend Equality-free your mind
Kraken Come by ~nyctopterus
The 4 Elements - Fire by ~Varges
The 4 Elements - Fire
Moth 2 by ~MidnightDraven
Food Photography - back to basicsFood is a necessity for daily life and good health (the right kinds anyway), but food is also fast becoming something of an Art as well as many turn to their cameras once a mammoth baking session is over and capture the delightful dishes in attractive and alluring ways. Since the beginnings of Still Life Photography, food has been a subject and whilst the topic has remained the same - methods, equipment and ease have changed in varying degrees across the years. Food Photography is still a genre that is vastly overlooked and majorly underrated in the art world.Food Photography - back to basics5 months ago in Photography More Like This
It all began with Still Life Paintings back in the 17th Century. They were as far from commercial as a style could get and certainly weren't created with selling in mind. However the skill and main aspects that realism painters took back in the 17th Century are kept close to the hearts of Food Photographers today as they grip onto Realism, effects of light, composition and arrangement. Props have always been an important part of
The Literature Community ExperimentThis is a typical example of a ^Beccalicious shower pondering! The idea of this is to try and bring together as many people as possible all in one journal, but not for the sake of making a big number, but to encourage interaction and share useful tidbits. We often say the "literature community" has drifted apart over the past few years and this is just one attempt to try get people to come back together. It's a little hippy, perhaps a far-fetched idea, which is why I am calling it an "experiment". This could be successful and could be a complete fail- only you guys and your efforts can decide its fate!The Literature Community Experiment6 months ago in Literature More Like This
Wow! The response for this has been HUGE!!! Thank you so much all of you who have participated! Don't forget to add #CRLiterature to your watch as well as replying to all these wonderful comments!
So you may be new to the literature side of deviantART, or you may be one of those long
The Wonder Of WinterHappy New Year everyone!The Wonder Of Winter6 months ago in Personal More Like This
We got some snow for Christmas and a little afterwords, so it's nice and cold outside. Thank goodness I have very few reasons to go outside! Instead, it's nice to sit inside and look out side at the beautiful snow.
Here are some more Winter theme deviations that I found around dA that I hope you enjoy.
Winter Roses by ~JoeydgraffixWaiting for your call by ~imthinkingoutloudSmile Of Winter by *SeventhFairy[NPS VI] Let It Snow by =WishmasterAlchemistWonder and Awe by ~EnchantedPepikaMerry Christmas DeviantArt by *KateBloomfieldWhite Christmas by =StormOwlArtWhen Winter Calls by *llinute:thumb344191866:Winter magic by *llinuteWinter fest by *Leina1Magic Winter II by =RazielMBSNOW CAT. by ~tianne666Winter souls by =ForestGirlShe Dreams of Life by *ReddawgiSnow Princess by =chevronguyGhost of Swan Lake by ~GhostsandDecayWaking the Snow Queen by =novuschromaIn The Winter by =nitchwarmerIn the winter by *Anne-WipfWinther Howls by ~Into-Oblivion97
The Familiar Winners And FeatureIn October, #ManipulateThis had a Halloween theme contest called "The Familiar". It was a fun contest. Again I want to congratulate all of the winners.The Familiar Winners And Feature7 months ago in Personal More Like This
In this journal I am featuring the winners for each level (Beginners, Intermediate, and Advance), and choosing three deviations from their gallery. I hope you enjoy.
Best Of Show
EASILY ENTERTAINED by *KittyLaFurr
Sad Song by *Sarasai
I hear what you think by *SarasaiMy Land by *SarasaiWhite Tiger visiting his Faery by *Sarasai
The Offering by =allyalltheway
Risen by =allyallthewayBe Free by =allyallthewayBarren Princess by =allyalltheway
The Haunted House by *Wesley-Souza
The Guardian by *Wesley-SouzaSweet Dreams My Dear by *Wesley-SouzaPoseidon - commission by *Wesley-Souza
Seniority Announcements - January 2013Seniority Announcements - January 20135 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many other
People & Portraits Exposed #5 Getting your Emotive on!People & Portraits Exposed #510 months ago in Photography More Like This
It's often quite difficult to define emotion in an image. However the Emotive People & Portraits Gallery is all about that. Whether or not you have captured emotion accidentally or on purpose - your work could have a place within the gallery.
Emotive puts a lot of thought and emphasis on the emotion captured in a shot which is quite obvious given the name. However it's not all about being able to see a face with extra focus on eyes, mouth and expression. Sometimes you can capture emotively without that focus.
So to create your emotive shots, your intention must be to delve into your subjects very soul and pull out the emotion through their posture, their expressions and their stance and surroundings to convey what is usually hidden away carefully.
About #seniormentorsSome time back now, I was trusted by `lazybutt to step up as the founder of #seniormentors; a request I accepted as an honor. This group pre-dates the group platform of deviantART--I wanted to be a part of #seniormentors when it was `seniormentors. The purpose behind this group has always been focused on mentoring the community in creating quality work--by having all the tools they need to achieve their best potential. As the current founder, I would like #seniormentors to be the hub for seniors of the community to portray the best of dA and feature tutorials that help learning artists improve.About #seniormentors5 months ago in Happenings More Like This
Through my years on deviantART, I have noticed how vital ticked off deviants can be if their "powers" (increased visibility in the community) are focused on positive growth. I've asked seniors why they think they're a senior and many have no clue why, some have an idea, but all have made an impact in the community. I'd like to give seniors more purpose through this
Stash - The Beautiful Sta.sh ClientStash - The Beautiful Sta.sh Client7 months ago in Happenings More Like This
Stash was lovingly handcrafted to provide you with a fun, fast, and friendly way to upload your artwork to your deviantART Sta.sh account.
Built using the official deviantART Sta.sh API you can quickly, and easily, shoot photos using your built in camera, submit files already on your device, and even compose literary works anywhere, any time.
Coming soon to the iOS App Store with the help of $Ikue.
Check out the website for the app and sign up to be notified when it launches.
-- Update --
Submitted version 1.0 of the app today. So expect it in the next week or so.
History of April Fool's dAy!This article is written for the #projecteducate's Community Week as well as #ArtHistoryProject's dA Related month.History of April Fool's dAy!3 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Here is a brief history of April Fool's pranks deviantART has played on it's members. Please note that information is still missing (mostly older years) - this is because some April Fool's pranks were never recorded or are lost in the millions of journals on the site.
2001 - "°jark is Arrested"
°jark is arrested in Disneyland for cutting in line and refusing to move to the back.
2004 - "British Takeover"
April Fool's Day 2004 marked the day the British took over deviantART. New rules were enforced on that day, including spelling "color", "colour" and saying "Cheers guv'nor" instead of "Thank You".
"Please note that any American who uses the term "socce
PapercuttingsPapercutting is an art form that has been seen all over the world, adapted to regional styles based on cultures. It should come as no surprise that the Chinese have the earliest forms of papercutting currently known to us as the 'ancestor to paper' has been found in China. This was dated as far back as 2nd century B.C. and is considered as important as their discovery of printmaking, gunpowder and the compass.Papercuttings6 months ago in Artisan Crafts More Like This
~Thessatoria's It's Your Life
Naturally as paper spread throughout the world this art form evolved, spreading all over the Far East through to the Middle East. For example Japanese Kirigami where origami folds are cut and Indian Sanjhi.
This art form is popular to this very day, take renowned British artist Rob Ryan, which I am sure many of you here would have at least seen his work before! His work has been seen printed over everything you can think of, kitchenware, clothes, books and probably more!
Walkthrough: TestingThis is based off an article I was asked to write for Model Mayhem, I’ve edited it to make it hopefully more interesting and useful to those of you looking to test with agencies, or who want more information about how tests work - this isn’t necessarily an example of a standard test, it’s more to show how unpredictable the world of Fashion is and hopefully to teach you to just roll with it!Walkthrough: Testing10 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Tests (sometimes referred to online as TFP but only ever called tests in the real world) are when people come together and collaborate - essentially offering their work for free in return for photos for their portfolios.
Tests sometimes involve a full team (hair, make up, styling etc) or sometimes just involve the photographer and a model, there’s no set rules.
Testing: A Vague Walkthrough
The day I’m going to talk about is one of the least pre-planned shoots I’ve ever done - seriously, I thought I was going to have a nice quiet day o
Art History Project: Magical RealismMagical Realism (or Magic Realism) is difficult to explain to those that have never read it, someone once told me that "it's something that you feel but can't really explain". Depending on who you ask you will hear a different interpretation of the genre, but that's part of the beauty behind it.Art History Project: Magical Realism9 months ago in Literature More Like This
Magical realism is a genre of literature (although it can appear in visual arts too) that originated in Latin America somewhere in the middle of the XX century with several stories that settled the bases for it, such as "El Reino de Este Mundo" (The Kingdom of this World) by Alejo Carpentier (1949) and "Pedro Páramo" by Juan Rulfo (1955), but "Cien Años de Soledad" (One Hundred Years of Solitude) by Gabriel García Márquez (1967) is considered the most important novel of magical realism.
Magical realism is unique in that it stretches reality without breaking it, masterfully walking the fine line between reality and fiction. The things that happen in magical realism are not ma
5-stars-artists feature birdsYou seen that? It just flew just above your head! It was a BIRD.5-stars-artists feature birds5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This month feature's theme is Birds.
Creation Inspiration contest's feature
Tiny-Worlds-Photo contest's feature
Be sure to favorite and comment if you enjoyed.
Quolia's Showcase: Vol. XIVWelcome to the 14th volume of Quolia’s Showcase! The goal of this series is to bring to light a deviant with amazing artistic talents, enormous community spirit, or overall wonderful to get to know. I hope to spread positivity & some good old dA lovin’ by sharing with you various members of our amazing community!Quolia's Showcase: Vol. XIV5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So...let's let the magic begin!
In my fourteenth volume, I'd like to share with you the wonderful world of...
*beauty is a wonderful photographer with a truly magical gallery!
I adore the colors, sharpness, and microbeads!
Show Me #10 - SunsetsI decided to start a feature series in the DeviationShow Me #10 - Sunsets5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
ThumbShare Forum based on themes and featuring the collected deviations on Sundays.
The tenth theme was Sunsets
Here comes the amazing deviations
Sunset Over the Intracoastal by ~flowerhippie22
Into the West by ~EnragedLemon
Natural Glow by ~Shiinsan23
Sunset by *Cansounofargentina
Christmas and Winter featureI know I'm a bit late with this and I would like to apologise for that. //facewallChristmas and Winter feature5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
These works have been brought to you by me and other deviants on the thumbshare forum.
Enjoy the feature!
morning cold by =IgorKlajo frozen by =cloe-patra
Heat Stroke by ^Astralseed JuiceBox by ^Astralseed
Wish Upon A Cake Star by *claremanson Santa's Rocky Road Bites by *claremanson
Cyclist by *Finnguala
Resources for Artists: Art of Civilizations PastSo I have been thinking of doing a few articles apart from feature articles to link some useful resources for artists and this is the first one of these.Resources for Artists: Art of Civilizations Past5 months ago in Editorials More Like This
Creating a concept about a civilization, a person or even a fantasy environment requires some solid background knowledge and learning about past civilizations' art helps in that regards. "'Should I create abstract patterns on the arches and pillars? Would placing a crosses around a minar look out of place?" "No way I do what I want!!" Surely, a lot of us have gone through those decisive moments.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) has several free fully illustrated books about several references. Below are some of MET's Civilization artbooks which are fully illustrated and full of information. But don't hesitate to research more through your own libraries and art galleries! Click the titles or the links in asterisk to go to the following sites or the links below the imag
FellArt - A Feature of Fella Related Art [#13]Hello Deviants and Fellas Alike!FellArt - A Feature of Fella Related Art [#13]5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
We are on our thirteenth edition of the FellArt feature, a feature of Fella Related Art submitted on deviantART or to our own Fella Fan Art category!
We are happy to feature any Fella art whether it is new or old, seen or unseen, and from anyone on deviantART. We always encourage people to submit their fellArt to #fella any time!
#Photohunt Event Tomorrow! Are your weekends boring? Need some fun?#Photohunt Event Tomorrow!6 months ago in Contests More Like This
Do you own a digital camera?
Well then join us for a #photohunt Event on January 12th starting at 2pm EST! Why should you come play? Well... We have a ton of prizes to give away! DeviantArt shirts, Stressballs, Emoticon keychains, and many Premium memberships will be up for grabs! Even if you don't play there could be a chance for you to win a prize just by showing up!
What if I forget about the event?
Just add :iconphotohunt: to your groups and we'll put up a poll a day before the event to remind everyone!
What the HECK is PhotoHunt???
Its a place to cure your boredom and your photographers block! It allows you to race the clock and forces you to be creative. You are given a topic and you have 20 minutes to go shoot it! Sound fun? Well it is. But beware it is addicting. So if you are ready to start hunting then stop by and join in all the
dAr (RED) Contest Winners!>> read the original contest announcementdAr (RED) Contest Winners!5 months ago in Contests More Like This
Many thanks to the Judges!
:iconladygagz: :iconneurotype: :iconendorell-taelos: :iconsylwiatelari: :iconbeccalicious: :iconvalasedai:
:icondekoradum: :icondapineapple: :iconxbastex: :iconthiefoworld: :iconarctoa: :iconkasumicr:
:iconrockstarvanity: :iconkovowolf: :iconrydi1689: :iconmaytel:
Here are the winners:
Congratulations to =dhik-a!
(RED) Support Stamp by =dhik-a
(RED) Promotion Skin by =SoulFighty
ProjectPorkchop Vol187#ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol1876 months ago in Art Features More Like This
eternity by ~tehub india by ~tehub
Harisia Lucasta, departing day by *Anne-annie-annet Shana by *Anne-annie-annet Marchen Sound Horizon by *Anne-annie-annet Kunturi - Ecuador by *Anne-annie-annet
The wish by ~Renegraphics Crow by ~Renegraphics
Pimps and Whoas - June 10, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - June 10, 20131 week ago in Community Relations More Like This
Official dA News
Celebrating Deviousness - June 2013
New Premium Feature: Multi and Scheduled Submit
Promoted Deviations and Journals
Site Update: Fixes and Feedback
Site Update: Twitter Widget, Commission Ratings
Celebrating Deviousness - March 2013Celebrating Deviousness - March 20134 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Congratulations to `
Spirit DaySpirit Day is coming! On Friday 19th October, the world goes purple in support of the fight against sexuality related bullying. ^NicSwaner already posted a great article about Spirit Day and how you can participateSpirit Day8 months ago in Tributes More Like This
There is also a category specially for Spirit Day related deviations, in Community Projects > Awareness. You can already submit to the Spirit Day 2012 category - so collect your favourite art tools and show your support
Thanks to the groups shown to the right for requesting to submit this journal