Friday Feature: Nature is simpleRemember to full view, as the pictures the pop into the place I intended for them.Friday Feature: Nature is simple9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Summer is coming to an end, there is only about a week left of August, and the heatwave that hit Norway is long gone. I have managed to catch the cold, even without trying, and the teachers in my country are on strike. I have realised that handling images taken in raw is very cumbersome seeing as iPhoto changes the format to JPEG again, in addition to hiding away the original files so you have to really put an effort into finding the original files again. I went to the USA in the beginning of the summer holidays. Very disappointed in myself as I have very few photos that are not family photos from the trip. BUT, enough about my irritation towards my Macbook and other stuff that are annoying. Let us look at some beautiful photography.
This week's, (or rather this time as I am not very good at making this a weekly thing), theme is Simplistic Nature, if that is even a team. What
The Lucky 13 (street tips)13 Street Photography TipsThe Lucky 13 (street tips)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Tony Ray-Jones was an English street photographer. In the early 60′s he traveled to the U.S for studying for a Master of Fine Arts in graphic design at Yale. He moved to NY after graduating and got a job as an art director for CBS records but he was determined to become a photographer. In New York he became good friends with Joel Meyerowitz and became part of the NY street photographers scene led by Garry Winogrand.
Jones kept notebooks, a journal if you'd like in which he wrote down his thoughts, lists and plans about photography. In one of those lists, titled "Approach" he listed some tips for better street photographs. These tip are still valid today and can be used as a basic guidelines to better street photography.
1. Be more aggressive- just to be clear, this does not mean at any way that you should jump into situation that could become violent! In a way, this simple
August 2011 Resources DD Summary:iconcommunityrelations:August 2011 Resources DD Summary4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
August 2011 welcomed a new team member to communityrelations with the tipping of Dan-Heffer's hat! Please go show him some love and affection because of all the stuff he's been doing for the Resources Gallery!!
In other news, Fractal Resources Fridays has begun!! We've teamed up with SuicideBySafetyPin to highlight some of deviantART's best Fractal Resources every Friday!! Watch for some AWESOME Fractal Resources Daily Deviations every Friday!
Congratulations to JRCnrd for being chosen as the Resource Artist of the Month! Treat yourself to some time with his helpful tutorials and other res
Creepy DeviantsCreepy Deviants1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
When your work is DECLINED WITHOUT EXPLANATION, is because it was in THE WRONG FOLDER.
Submissions which are similar will also be declined.
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Skin of a VikingBeing a part of one history reenactment group some time ago, I had plenty of occassions to take a look at some fabulous Viking and Slavic themed tattoos - and I've managed to design a couple, too. Here you can take a peek at a collection of some fine Viking and Celt inspired ones.Skin of a Viking2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
milosch viking by maffikus
Art Nouveau Yggdrasil tattoo by Meatshop-Tattoo
PVART - Boost Your Visibility + Win Points!Project Vision Art (PVART), launched in July of 2014, is the first and only service on deviantART that allows deviants to share their artwork, projects, contests, and more with video accompaniment. The product video is easy to create, can be watched by anyone, and is affordable for all budgets.PVART - Boost Your Visibility + Win Points!11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
About six months ago, I started playing with the idea of how to make art more visible to people. When you sell artwork on deviantART, or elsewhere, you hit a wall; you can only share a link and hope that people will look at it and enjoy it. Adding a video allows you to share more about the piece.
Artwork often has a story behind it. Projects can often be better explained verbally than with typed words. And after all, if a picture is worth a thousand words, a short movie must be worth thousands if not millions. Give video a chance to show off your work!
Get The Word Out!
I really want to sh
FlipbooksFlipbooks seems like a really natural topic to choose with regards to animation and film. Really it's motion graphics in one of it's most primitive forms! The history of it may extend further back than we know but certainly the earliest one that we know of was by John Barnes Linnet back in 1868. At the time he named the flipbook a kineograph, and so this makes Linnet one of the founding fathers of animation!Flipbooks2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In 1882 Henry Van Hoevenbergh patented a flipbook design, having taken advantage of the works of another artist we have looked at recently, Eadweard Muybridge. What he essentially tried to make the flipbook is turn it into an 'optical toy'. In a later patent the flipbook has been updated so when flipped, it would show the next part or a completely different story.
Over time people began to realise this can potentially become a tool for more than just entertainment. In Germany, Maximilian Skladanowsky took stills from his film in order to make flipboo
Small GiftsThe cat who lives in my neighborhood brought me another dead lizard.Small Gifts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"It's lovely," I observed, "but you do realize I have no use for that."
"Oh! I didn't know," the cat replied. "It's how we show affection for our humans. If you'd like a dead bird instead, that could be arranged."
"No no, I get what you're doing. It's sweet, really. It's just--"
She paused from grooming herself to look up at me quizzically.
"It's just... I can't do anything with a dead lizard or bird. Except throw it away. Which, by the way, reflects in no way on my appreciation of--"
"Wait," the cat sat up. "You throw them away? I worked my ass off to catch that thing. Least you could do is take a bite." She nudged the small green body with a paw.
"Here's the deal," I began again. "What I really need is money. Barring a miracle, I'll be gone from this place at the end of the month. I'm already behind on the rent."
"But I like you!"
Skin the NewsSkin the News2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What is This Walkthrough About?
In the spirit of Project Educate, I would like to share a bit of my techniques for tweaking my journal skins to get the full use out of the code, creating gorgeous, fresh layouts for Art Features and News Articles. This will not teach you CSS, it is not a guide for Beginners. HTML knowledge is required. This teaches how to go a bit beyond the standard and turn any journal into a feature skin.
Sta.sh Writer or Journals can have CategoriesA Favorite Journal Skin for features Simple Header & Footer w/open layout works nicelyPhoto editing program of choice -- Optional
I am NOT promoting the alteration and redistribution of anyone's CSS layouts!
Photography Troubleshooting: How to work with MistGetting the camera out, and the scarf, hat and gloves, and heading into a misty morning or hazy evening can result in the best kind of photographs. Atmospheric, moody and ultimately a fine example of whatever current season you're in - these kinds of shots present themselves at awkward moments so it's vitally important to be prepared. In previous years I've got up at the crack of dawn and ventured out with all the excitement of a young child on their first day of school - only to come home with a grazed knee and broken felt tip pens. Or rather, washed out, blurred and altogether rubbish photographs.Photography Troubleshooting: How to work with Mist3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fog is a popular mist - we often get confused and just term it all as fog or all as mist. It's not quite like that. It's all about the visibility, if we can see less than 1km through it then it's fog. If we can see between 1 - 2 km then it's mist. So when is the best time to catch these ground level clouds at their best? Fo
9 reasons to adore OIL PAINT1. FORGIVING - Oil is, even today, still one of the easiest and most forgiving mediums you can work in. Creating an oil painting is in fact relatively easy compared to other mediums such as watercolor or pastels.9 reasons to adore OIL PAINT2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
2. EASY TO CONTROL - Oil paints are easy to put onto a canvas or panel. You just put some paint on your brush and rub it on the canvas or panel. The paint will generally not run or move.
3. SMOOTH BLENDING - Oil paints are king of the ring when blending colors together and creating subtle blends. Wet-on-wet is the sure fire way to get a smooth transition in your painting.
4. COLOR STABILITY - One great property of oil paints is that they don't change color when they dry as opposed, for example, to acrylics or watercolor. Oils stay pretty-much the same for a long period of time (however, in a very long period of time, oil paintings have tendency to yellow).
5. EASY TO REMAKE - It's simple, just scrape the paint off with a paint knife and repa
Game Of Thrones: Stock FeatureGame of Thrones: Stock FeatureGame Of Thrones: Stock Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hellboy on dA!I’ve loved Mike Mignola’s work for a VERY long time – longer than perhaps either of us would like to admit! Right from the first book I remember, Truimph & Torment, the Marvel Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom graphic novel of 1989, he was one of those love-at-first-sight artists – instantly iconic, instantly impressive, and always idiosyncratic. You can’t mistake a Mignola for anybody else, despite the many creators that have been influenced by him.Hellboy on dA!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There are too many great Mignola books to call out – I believe I may have all his books, and there’s not one that isn’t worth owning – but for the sake of brevity there are three I’ll talk about that remain particular favourites.
FAFHRD and the GRAY MOUSER
Faithfully adapted from the famous stories by Fitz Lieber, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser from 1991, was a series of four prestige books produced by Marvel’s Epic line. The characters are so
Project Educate: User Friendly Journal SkinningThis article is written for fellow CSS coders who already have basic+ knowledge of deviantART journal codes. This is not a beginner's tutorial.Project Educate: User Friendly Journal Skinning2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
User Friendly Journal Skin Coding
I've been making journal skins on DeviantART since 2010, I'd dabbled in CSS before, but never for other people. I know what my codes are and how to use them to their full potential and often, just code on the fly when I want something to do something. But making free and commission skins here showed me that I needed to make them as easy to use as they are pretty. And really, who wants to type in a lot of extra HTML when they go to write a journal? It is easy enough to access the artist's comments.
But even then, copy & paste, memorize that.... It can be a lot to deal with if you do not know CSS and HTML. Which is the reason most people get someone else's skin design in the firs
DIRTY: A FEATUREHello my lovely watchers, I hope you know I really appreciate all of you guys! I am just curious, but if any of you live in or near Corvallis Oregon or Portland Oregon, I would like to know! I am now living in Corvallis, and if I could meet some of my watchers, I think that would be awesome!DIRTY: A FEATURE11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Also, I would like to ask that if you can donate points to me for a premium membership, please do! I have been without one for just over a week I think, and it is driving me crazy! Just go to my main page and right above the comments you will find where you can donate.
Just a few of my latest works (uploaded anyway, I am currently working on a traditional piece called Children of Eden)
And then an art feature of some incredible artists!
And now, a Feature!
Dirt can be beautiful too
Paint my OC contest... semi-finalistsPaint my OC contest semi-finalistsPaint my OC contest... semi-finalists2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
And now I'm finally posting semi-finalists from our contest Paint my OC. Judges and even I was busy lately, so I hope you'll understand why they needed some time to make their decisions (after all... there was so many amazing entries). And I think it's time to finish this contest. All prizes you can check in this article. I hope I'll post winners tomorrow, so you won't have to wait too long.
What homework judges had Well, each judge had to choose 8 semi-finalists from each category (there was drawing category and painting/coloring category). Here in the journal I posted top 10 drawings/paintings which got most votes, from each category (paintings in journal are not in order from many to less votes...it's random).
features!Remember, if you fav the journal, you will get more exposurefeatures!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Owl - Ballpoint pen by alxse
It's a bird, it's a plane, It's a Female Dynamo? by MrGutierrezgood vs evil by rahulnsm
Emma - Serenity by WarOnRealityRustic Cat by MadesaMorning gift by plumes7278
Naydim's Cold by DyrindaCorbeau au ciel de feu by shiniusGlasses Face Monica XnO's by Ferreson
TINA by SaintDillA Study in Pink by henryruss
Self Portrait by Ravenwolf89Angel Colored by PiccolartPeach Bomber by ArtsyVana
Yoite by Ravna-RestaTwenty Two by SearchProjectsKing under the Mountain by forcecrush
Don't f**ck with Commander! by touya-donogrim of crimson field (w/ progress gif) by SUPARIORhoslyn Lethe I by SheridansArt
RAT TREATENING DOG by GooffiThe Rain-forest eyes by Cristian-BilinskiSub Rosa-Update by Astera-T
New artwork made with my stockNew artwork made with my stock10 months ago in Personal More Like This
My stocks are for active Deviant members Only!
To be an active Deviant member I expect you to have a gallery with your work.
My stocks are Unrestricted.
You are welcome to use my stock for your artwork or as a reference for painting.
Prints and commisions in and outside Deviantart is allow. You dont need to ask first.
But you are not allow to upload my stock as it is in other sites and offer as stocks. My stocks stay here.
When you upload your work outside Deviantart credit is not needed. Save the place for other credits. Sometimes the list can be very long.
Hair stocks and Tutorials
If you need me for urgent question please send me an email
A rose from my garden
ProjectPorkchop Vol266ProjectPorkchop 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 Vol2662 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Holding II by lissiebug
10 Lessons from an Atheist by Carl Kerby10 Lessons from an Atheist10 Lessons from an Atheist by Carl Kerby7 months ago in Personal More Like This
by Carl Kerby
When faced with the mocking rants of atheists and God-haters, our natural temptation is to dismiss them as ignorant bigots or to get angry. But that’s not Christ’s way. Christians who follow the Lamb’s example will find His Spirit shedding light in the most unexpected places.
Recently I was asked to watch a TV show that I would otherwise never have turned to. The show is hosted by two illusionists, Penn & Teller. Talented but very crude.
I reluctantly viewed two episodes poking fun at creationists and the Bible. My goal was to pull out their specific arguments and prepare responses that I could use in my worldview talks at churches and conferences.
Afterward I wanted nothing more to do with this program or these men. Their blatant disrespect for the Bible and my Savior angered me. To be honest, I was hardhearted toward them and said in my mind, “If I were ever to see them, I would
Featuring amazing artists! IIFeaturing amazing artists! II2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you so much to all my watchers, friends and staff at DA for the love & support, lalalamas, favs and lovely wishes Remember you are the reason i´m here and try my best to help others & myself.
Here a small selection of amazing artists! I will do this every week from today. Enjoy
Community Aqua Tip: Varnishing Watercolors.Hello watercolor friends This is the another installment of an ongoing feature called AquaTips. Members of the club are encouraged to submit tips and techniques they discovered or use to create and enjoy watercolors. Just send a note to the club with "Tip" in the subject line and we will put it into our AquaTips collection. Come together watercolorists, and share the treasure that is our knowledge!Community Aqua Tip: Varnishing Watercolors.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a community AquaTip. That means dA members can answer this question in the comments to share their thoughts so others may learn from their knowledge. So give us a hand and share our knowledge!
Topic: Varnishing Watercolors by :iconzzen:
"I visited one professional artist in his studio recently and we have been disscusing the way how he paint his watercolour paintings. He showed me watercolours and told me, that sometimes he uses finishing varnish and than sometimes he even paints over watercolours with oils. I had some of these paintings in my ha
PE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS10 useful and not very known Photoshop tricksPE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Saving your .psd with all layers hidden makes a smaller file compared to saving it with all layers visible.
2. You can use the Crop Tool to quickly increase the canvas size of an image by holding down Ctrl + Alt whilst dragging the Crop Tool outside the current canvas.
3. If you want to see only one of your layers at a time, hold down Alt whilst clicking the eye icon of the layer. (do it again to show all layers again)
4. Holding down Alt while in a dialog box turns the Cancel button into a Reset button, so you can reset the values back to default.
5. If you want to just quickly check a very heavy .psd file, you can hold down Shift + Alt while clicking the Open button. This way Photoshop will open a flattened version of the file.
6. You can change the gray background that surrounds your image with the Paint Bucket Tool, just hold down Shift and make click on the background.
7. Not a very unknown tip, but if y