15K MEMBERS !! - 300 Points Giveaway (CLOSED)We have finally reached 15.000 members in our Group !15K MEMBERS !! - 300 Points Giveaway (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to all of you who joined and been the best members in the whole dA community ^^
We decided to organize a giveaway to tell you guys how happy we are to reach 15K members
To compete in this contest you will have to :
1. Like these 3 facebook pages : Dzoee Designs Jazzybit Designs by Kristin
1.1 If you don't use facebook, then watch these 3 deviants : Domazetov JazzybitRouvier undefineddesire
2. Fav this journal
3. Write your own journal about this contest
1st Place : 200 + 1-3 watchers + 1-3 llamas + 10-30 favs + a Contributor spot in our group
2nd Place : 100 + 1-3 watchers + 1-3 llamas + 10-30 favs + a Contributor
Artists Tools - It's a wrap! Artists Tools!Artists Tools - It's a wrap! 6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Huge thanks to all those involved in the latest Artist's Tools week - we've had some fabulous articles which have covered a huge range of topics. If you missed anything then please do check out the articles below and show the love!
Color Theory for Fractal Artists by tatasz Mark Making Using Twigs by RhynWilliams
Gallery Descriptions Month - The RoundupGalleries monthGallery Descriptions Month - The Roundup8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Galleries Description month was full of epic articles and a lot of hard work went into each and every one of them courtesy of the Community Volunteers. This article is a roundup of everything published during the last month here at projecteducate and hopefully has helped a lot of you when it comes to understanding the descriptions of the galleries here and categorising your work. Huge thanks go to all involved who made this past month a success! We also held a A Contest of which the results will posted within the next week. Well done to all who entered - judging has commenced!
Animals, Plants and Nature
PE: Scanning And Photographing A/M WorksIntroductionPE: Scanning And Photographing A/M Works8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A traditional artist faces a great challenge after finishing an artwork. How do they get it on their computer to upload and show the world?
There are two main options: Scan or Photograph. Both of these come with a horde of challenges and this article is to offer a starting point for the artist to experiment and find the best solution for their art.
There are a number of type of scanners, the most common domestic peripheral being the flat bed scanner. This article focuses on using a flat bed scanner and not a wand or other type of scanner.
First things, the scanning bed must be as clean as possible, clear off dust and pet hairs before attempting to use and make sure the scanner is on a stable surface for scanning. Some scanners will be sensitive to direct sunlight being on the outside, if you find that your artworks get a strange bright spot, do check that section of your scanner isn't being exposed to direct light.
Interesting watercolour journalsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of useful and interesting articles on the subject.Interesting watercolour journals10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor papers review by KmyeChanThe magic of Polish watercolors by Feidhelm
Watercolor Paper Sizing - Why it Matters by windfalconCommunity AquaTip - Internet Watercolor Resources by watercoloristsSharing some advice on Watercolors and Ink. by Nicole-Marie-Walker
Photographing People on your TravelsPeople & Portrait PhotographyPhotographing People on your Travels9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Trying to photograph people within a country other than the one you are accustomed to can bring a whole new set of difficulties far beyond lighting, composition and frame. Here are a few tips that I've personally learned along the way which have not only inspired me to get out there and photograph more people, but also to approach new people and become more confident..
It's very important that you learn the customs of a country so as not to offend anybody when attempting to take or request their photograph. There are often many street entertainers in big cities and musicians that busk and request the odd coin or two. Don't make the mistake I did in Belgium, and request a photograph of a street performer and expect to give nothing in return! Putting a few coins of local currency their way will always be welcomed. Equally it's important to know when it's okay to take photographs, and when not. There were particu
Artists Toolbox: MarkersArtists Tool Box: MarkersArtists Toolbox: Markers6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So today I want to talk to you guys about one of my favourite colouring tools: markers. We've all seen them and used them, from the scented ones that some of us tried not to lick in grade 1 to the Crayolas that are everywhere to Sharpie Markers in the back-to-school section to the fancy markers that can only be bought in art supply stores. So here's what you need to know about markers
Cheap or expensive, easy to find or not, markers can be easily broken down into 2 types: water-based and alcohol-based. For the sake of simplicity, I'm going to stick with 4 of the most common brands of art markers: Sharpies, Prisma Colors, Copics and Lyra Aqua Brush Pens. Of these, only the Lyra markers are water-based; the other 3 are alcohol based.
Lyras, Copics and Prisma Colors tend to be double ended; one end tends to have a wider, wedge shaped tip and the other end typically has a finer tip or a brush. Sharpies are single ended
Prismacolor 101Community WeekPrismacolor 1017 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
*SEE BOTTOM OF JOURNAL FOR HELPFUL VIDEOS.*
As traditional artists, you probably have heard of prismacolor premier softcore color pencils (such a long name ) Just like any other brand, there are some cons that I will go over. I will also be briefly comparing prismas to faber castell polychromos. I hope this “guide” will help you with deciding whether or not to get prismas
Which set to buy?
I think everyone debates on this topic. Should I buy this set? What if it’s not enough? Maybe I don’t need all the colors? I personally debated with myself (LOL) for 1-2 months. There is the original 12, 24, 48, 72, 132, and 150 set. There are a few sets in between but they are the anniversary ones and stuff like that. I recommend starting not with the 24 pack. It seems like the first go to choice for everybody but in my opinion, you’ll soon regret it. Most of us used the Crayola 24 pack before
Great stockers with fair rules around dAAdded 11 new stockers 18th of August 2014Great stockers with fair rules around dA1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
As I am lately back with some manips, I thought its about time
to make a journal with some of my favourite stockers
Why they are my favourite? Well they are for several reasons!
Each of those who will be listed here, will have:
good to excellent quality,
Sizes which are usable beyond webpics shortest side at least 1200,
(that excludes cutouts, jewellery or any stuff you wouldn't need as primary object in your manip and seamless patterns)
Rules that allow commercial usage (at least on dA and on request for outside dA)
Rules that allow outside dA usage without being forced to slap the stockers name ON the artwork itself.
or Rules that are fully unrestricted
This includes stock-providers that take a few points for their stock, because I rather pay a few points if the TOU's & quality are grea
7 Things You Think You Know About Sherlock Holmes7 Things You Think You Know About Sherlock Holmes3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
7 Things You Think You Know About Sherlock Holmes
Alicia (aka IreneAdler76) is DeviantArt’s resident Sherlockian. She is also “Mrs. Hudson” to the DeviantArt staff as part of the H.R. team. A lover of all things literary, her a wealth of knowledge about novels, spanning Cervantes to J.K. Rowling is quite breathtaking and more than a little intimidating. She can often be found in a hidden co
traditionel arttraditionel art4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dreamland by Denomina undisclosed desires by KatarzynaKostecka
Remorse by paintedmonke dace2 by greno89 Beauty Breaks by MichaleDean
girl ghost by Adnagaporp the end. by quasilucid 60545 by kubicki
Eye of Providence by orbituated :thumb40103653: Steampunk Rat - Food Painting by RubisFirenos
No title as yet 01 by famouswhendead Find yourself by Carnegriff JP by Vikulina
neugierde by samael33 man in hat by kubicki Houri by tombennett
:thumb189552895: Love Is A Dangerous Game by ART-BY-DOC warmth by tinakeriksen
Vulture by Nachan blue wish by cocoaspen Depression by Swiniaki
lines hold the memories by agnes-cecile Disorder by Nachan I don't need anybody I by agnes-cecile
KRAM by JabLab by JabLab :thumb192504524: dualitaet by scheinbar
Kubys by Denomina Studio di testa 6 by robertofaiola Ask and Embla by Hrefngast
:thumb166074888: "RUINED AGAIN" by bmessina Monster Series - 3 by peggymintun
Sanctuary by aunjuli An Accusation of Mangroves by peggymintun Conversation with a tree by Lilli28
The superficial beauty of tech by tzum Bangor Maine, LProctor by LaurieLefebvre Midnight in the Park by sagittariusgallery
Summer wind by cullinn louise painting by mikrez somewhere under a scorched sky by eternaltwist
:thumb42926321: oceana by Saint-Gut-Free 2 of 4 by TeresaClark
1 of 4 by TeresaClark "MEANS TO AN END" by bmessina VI by TeresaClark
PE: The Impact of Color1. - WHAT IS COLOR?PE: The Impact of Color2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Color is the aspect of things that is caused by differing qualities of light being reflected or emitted by them, as received by the human eye and processed by the human brain. It is a function of light and biology, not an exact science, no two people can see it exactly the same.
The human eye and brain together translate light into color. Light receptors within the eye transmit messages to the brain, which produces the familiar sensations of color. Newton observed that color is not inherent in objects. Rather, the surface of an object reflects some colors and absorbs all the others. We perceive only the reflected colors. Thus, red is not "in" an apple. The surface of the apple is reflecting the wavelengths we see as red and absorbing all the rest. An object appears white when it reflects all wavelengths and black when it absorbs them all.
"Colors are the deeds of light, its deeds and sufferings."
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Some Traditional Wizards #5 + Real BeautyI want to leave you with some magicians, they have the privilege to own magical pencils, erasers, tortillions, paintbrushes, sheets, canvas... and hands. Maybe some are a bit crazy, but support them!Some Traditional Wizards #5 + Real Beauty2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Crowned Victorians by ART-fromthe-HEART
Self Three (Train Your Brain - Contest) (Detail) by alexracuLicorice by jasinskiLady by sooj
:thumb362898001:Untitled by KenToArtDrawing of a girl with butterfly by Dry Brush by Drawing-Portraits
Gimli Painted Sketch Card by JeffLaffertyDenise Milani by JeffLaffertyYoda 2 - Sketch Card by JeffLafferty
striped vessel by turningshadow319 by StudioUndertheMoonCow Creek Contender by Earleywine:thumb364940845:
The Red Kite by HeliocyanThe elusive Malayan Peacock-Pheasant by HeliocyanPiercing Spectacle by denismayerjr
Budgies by mkliemandDreamer by TanyaMusatenkoescrape by rodluffChloe: a Hand Study by IleanaHunter
Vivianna by kamalkyCaramel by jasinskihome sweet home... by DanielGrzeszkiewiczRacer by theirisonTease? by XRlS
Days with endless wonder - Preview 2 by AuroraWienholdmr. hide and seek.. by inormalRay Bradbury by francoclun
Officer Friendly by xnicoleyReflective mood by markstewart:thumb362289373
News - Contest 2 - Win a 3 Month SubscriptionAnnouncementNews - Contest 2 - Win a 3 Month Subscription3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest Closed, Voting now in progress [vote]
Contest 2 will be held in conjunction with TheArtPlatform
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A three month subscription will be given to the user who receives the most votes in accordance with the [guidelines]
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- Your entry must have a link in the description to TheArtPlatform (:devtheartplatform: or :icontheartplatform:)
- You must explain how your entry fits the theme of the contest in the deviation description
Just watch her. MILA.MILA from Alex Kolodyazhni on Vimeo.Just watch her. MILA.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Softness-art: Weekly feature IV:iconsoftness-art:Softness-art: Weekly feature IV1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Small home by lesyakikhWhat it means to dream by sophiaazhouI wish... by lesyakikh
Clair de lune by haania
Warm and flowers by NataliaCiobanuSpring Dreams by Queen-Kitty
wild flowers by caitlin-may
The golden Alley by RonnyEngelmannMy Crystal Ball by PiecesOfAnsley
Sunkissed by pqphotography
You belong among the wildflowers by raemarshall
Softnessart: Weekly feature XIX:iconsoftness-art:Softnessart: Weekly feature XIX11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Floral by ariadnesePeach Dream by michellis13
Memories III by ksushiks
my mind drifts by funkichknWhite and Brown III by paulisaNatalia by OlgaMilagros
the majestic stag by riskonelook
Slavic Nymphs by Slava-Grebenkin
Summer girl by Eddynguyen
Lost in the middle by AleRey
Untitled by nairafee
Lights by o-kaykay
A Grand of Artists: 1,000 Members1,000 members equals a grand not just numerically, but also in the sense of being large and impressive in size and scope; magnificent. That is what we have here on Love-New-Artist; grand members! As we welcome our 1,000th member, we look back at those who have helped us reach this milestone. This is just the beginning for our loving group. Love-New-Artists will continue to eagerly accept and seek out submissions for our gallery and members for our group.A Grand of Artists: 1,000 Members1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Our original founder, CanadianRy, has recently turned over the reins to JennyStokes . We will miss Ryan's leadership and would like to take this opportunity to honour the works of our founder. His vision of a grand group that welcomes and showcases works of its members and guests has been realized here where we join together to celebrate a wide scope of expressive medium and experience lev
Best of November 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in November, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures.Best of November 20131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
New Perspectives (Part 5) by EinsilbigGlencoe by Greg-McKinnon
The Odyssey by ColinHSillerud
Be Proud by Kara-aBruarfoss by Michaelthien
Early Winter's Magnificence by MaximeCourty
Division by IvanAndreevich
'DRAW-A-LONG' (With Me) - Part 2 - ReferencesOK so part one over, and hopefully you have acquired or are in the process of acquiring the items suggested or equivalent alternatives? No? That's OK I have plenty to share just pop around and you can borrow mine: D'DRAW-A-LONG' (With Me) - Part 2 - References2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This week's journal concerns itself with the magical ingredient to any artwork – the subject! Seems fairly obvious that to draw (paint, digital, mould etc.) anything you need a subject matter – and like writing this is where a lot of people get a mental block (how many times do your kids/brothers/sisters/cats say "What shall I draw?" or "I do not know what to draw"? It is not something I have personally suffer with – but that may be because I am quite new to drawing, and find the world full of ideas and opportunities, or it could be that I spend a lot of time looking for suitable reference materials and ideas for drawing? Either way, unless you wake up as Picasso, Leonardo or :iconfrancoclun: you will probably look to find references for your art,
thursday collection - 2013.05.30thursday collection - 2013.05.302 years ago in Art Features More Like This
at D'Breeze Cafe by Jay-Jusuf
31. Maerz 2013 by Filterkaffee Imagine by JakezDaniel
Dina by Zhivago86
Eva by Anhen there comes a day by PsycheAnamnesis
Reflection Tree by RobertRobledo
Expressions X by GretaTuKromoZone by Pierre-Lagarde
Believe in your workBelieve in your work2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*** This is in not way written as to be lectue, its more some thoughts I have and a hope to inspire some different thinking about artworks.***
Who are you as an artist ?
- I would certainly not say its an easy question, asking myself that I find it quite tricky to answer, I think a more valid form would be "What defines you as an artist ?" and if follow up with a few more question it instantly inspires thought, at least I think.
* Do you dare to be different ?
* Do you take advantage of the tools you have ?
* Do you give up on an idea if it does not work out the first time you try ?
And you can go on and on posing more question and sub-questions, but cutting through all that I believe Is where it all lies, it is not hard to take the easy route and base work of others people successes, I dont think any artist has not gone down that route.
Personally I think it is an important an invaluable tool, but also equa
Site Update: Refunds, Sneak Peek of More Like ThisIn 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: Refunds, Sneak Peek of More Like This3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Request Refunds for Premium Content
DeviantART's Premium Content Platform, which provides the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings, now gives buyers the ability to request refunds. If a member purchases a download from a seller and they are unhappy with the purchase, they may request a refund. The seller can then approve or deny the refund.
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