Try something new challenge!Maybe you've always wanted to try a craft but never found an excuse to? Or you want to try something new? Well this is your chance, we're inviting you all to join us for a fun contest involving all the artisan crafts!Try something new challenge!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For this contest we want you to pick an artisan craft you've never tried before and do something with it. You can choose whatever craft you prefer and do anything with it, the only condition is that it needs to be completely new for you. If you need help picking one you can find examples and tutorials in the Artisan Crafts ABC.
You must make an object using any artisan craft you desire, photograph it and upload it to the appropriate Artisan Crafts gallery. Also you need to submit it to the Artisan Crafts Contest folder.The work must be your own, using tutorials or resources is allowed and encouraged but you
5 Tools for Photographing JewelleryArtists Tools5 Tools for Photographing Jewellery7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There are quite a few photographs on DeviantART that depict Jewellery and in particular Jewellery photography is popular within the Artisan Crafts and Still Life galleries. So here are some basic tips to capturing your Jewellery at its best whether you want to sell your products or just show them off..
I've recently used one of these to do some commercial photography and they work quite well. They're great for photographing small items on white backgrounds and having that clean, sharp commercial look. For those that haven't used them before, Lightboxes are translucent surfaces illuminated from behind which are designed to highlight the shape laid upon them in high contrast. Think about those boxes used to highlight X-rays in a hospital - just like that. They can be fairly decently priced and you can pick up bargains on places like Ebay. There's also a great article talking you through how to create your own. Check it out
Project Educate 2011-2012Project Educate 2011-20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Architecture, Urban & Rural Photography
5thGallery overviews! Architecture PhotographyUrban & Rural Photography8thArchitecture! Exploring Architecture Photography10thUrban and Rural Exploring Urban & Rural
COMMISSIONS [CLOSED]Hello,I just finished the final project at university, now is the summer time and I decide to open the commissions, hope to get more support from you guys.COMMISSIONS [CLOSED]11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please read carefully before you oder
Traditional Watercolor Art
I WILL DO
- Chibi, Fanart, Original Character, Illustration, Portrait
I WILL NOT DO
- Shoujo/Shounen Ai
- Mecha( too much details )
Chibi ( A5 size) : 10$
+3$ for simple BG
+6$ for comlex BG
(+5$ for each character you want to add, free fo
When you get fan artWhen you get fan art, DON'T point out mistakes and things the artist drew, mostly when it's a not as experiensed artist. If they drew your character, and probably drew the eyes or other things in their style, let it be. Don't tell them that "oh, those eyes look weird when you drew them that way." It's a gift, not a commission, so be grateful you even got a gift. You'll probably just dicourage them. Of course you can give them tips on the pose, light and shading or background, but i feel like you should leave the comments of their style, or the way they drew your character.When you get fan art3 months ago in Personal More Like This
This has not happened for me, but i've seen pictures where the artist who got the gift points out some flaws on how their character looks in the gift picture. And you can see the artist isn't really happy to hear that.
If they forget to draw a detail, like a scar, tatoo or whatever, you could probably point that out. Or if the character can't do something, like the character can't open its mouth for some
Originality"Don't try to be original, try to be good" is what a man once said.Originality2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And i just love how he said it.
When you draw, of course you want to be original, but you shouldnt concentrate on that. You should concentrate on being a good artist. It doesnt matter if it isnt fully original. It matters if the art looks good, even in your own eyes.
Don't give up if you cant think of something original. Sometimes it feels like EVERYTHING is already created. So you do not have to think of something new everytime you create something.
I mean, for example a dog that walks on two feet isnt original, but you can still make it good. Or a landscape. The idea of drawing something that exisit isnt original, but you can still make it look beautiful.
So don't worry if it isn't original. Try to draw it good~<3
CLOSED: I'm having a 100 Point Giveaway!:iconbummy2::iconbummy3:CLOSED: I'm having a 100 Point Giveaway!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Computer is freezing up so I can't do it live, but I will provide screenshot of the first place winner.
2nd Place Prize goes to #120 which was :iconsunshineshowersx: (I did this one live before my computer froze) There were 172, and she was #120. Someone unfaved this, so now she's #119, but that's pretty unfair of whoever unfaved this. Her prize is 20!
1st place goes to ........
which is :iconcharming--primrose:
Ending my giveaway now at 6:45PM EST. Drawing winners here at http://join.me/aly.micki LIVE. Come watch! Also will provide screenshots of the winners!
(Next Giveaway = Premium Membership!) Keep your eye out for it x)
EDIT: Deadline changed to AUGUST 9th
EDIT: Woww woke up this morning and saw this is on the front journal portal page and has over 100 faves And I n
GUYSIM IN LOVE:icontearplz:GUYS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
OMG MOON MOON IS LIKE THE BEST WOLF EVER
I LAUGH SO LOUD HAHAHAHA
Chibi Raffle!I'm holding a chibi raffle! I will be selecting the winner through random. The winner will get a chibi drawing of them with their celebrity crush!Chibi Raffle!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This will be the style used:
How to enter/Rules:
Favorite this journal.
Spread the word with a journal linking back here.
Comment with the link to you journal and tell me your celeb crush.
I will be checking who followed these rules.
Once you comment, I will reply a number.
This raffle will end August 2nd at midnight. (I will remind you when.) I'll make a journal announcing the winner on August 3rd. If the winner does not contact me for the prize details, I will choose someone else (again randomly).
Good Luck to everyone who enters!
Creepy Animal Crossing Villages you should visitUpdated 29/03/14 18:01pm 6:01pm 2600-0218-7298: Aika/Aika Village- The most well-known creepy dream town. Unravel a story about a little girl and her doll.2600-1856-4772: Hitogui- You can dress yourself up as a police officer or a bride while investigating what happened here. If you have the appetite. 2100-0784-7385: ????- Explore the town to uncover the memories of a dead girl.1900-0190-0083: Hirasawa(?)- The central theme of this town is North Korea; specifically Japan’s attitude towards it.3200-0330-2755: ????-A town of artists with a grisly secret.1300-0108-1523: LSD- Not so much creepy as it is hilariously bizarre.Kotori Bako (Baby bird/Bird cage)Creepy Animal Crossing Villages you should visit1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1100-0907-3801: It's definitely more creepy when you can read Japanese. But look up the transl
ENDS TONIGHT!! Fennekeet contest!!* DEADLINE EXTENDED *ENDS TONIGHT!! Fennekeet contest!!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
tigeryaki & myself have kept the fennekeet species to ourselves for years, but we've decided to start sharing them as a closed species so we're going to be adopting out some designs!!
In order to help gain exposure for their debut, i've decided to host a contest... where you can win your own custom!!
A raffle will also be posted shortly!!
To enter the contest, all you have to do is draw our first two original fennekeets together!!
TIA'S REFERENCE; http://toyhou.se/12280.tia
CHI'S REFERENCE; http://toyhou.se/8111.macchietta
We're mostly going to be judging how you draw the species!! If you can draw some cute ass fennekeets, i will def want to give you your own
(more prizes will be added depending on the interest in this contest!! feel free to donate prizes!!)
My art isn't as good as yours!I guess you could call this a rant, but don't worry this rant has good intentions. I just wanted to get this out to people because I know not everyone is confident about their art and I wanted to write this as a little motivational booster.My art isn't as good as yours!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"My art isn't as good as yours!"
"I'll never be a good artist like you."
"My art sucks."
Okay, let me tell you a thing here.
If you found and picked out the most horrible piece of artwork you could ever imagine, and then picked out the best one you could possibly image and then asked everyone in the world to pick which one they liked best, there would still, and always will be, someone who picks the 'badder' image.
The thing is, art isn't something you can judge against other art. Based on opinion, something can be 'better' than something else. But there is not set in stone ideal, no formula or procedure to go through to tell what is good art and what isn't.
So why do we assess art like this?
Sure, as the individual person I have
Feature contest! Over thanks for playingFeature contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome and hia ✿
I recently realized how popular My little itty bitty group is getting. So I made a itty bitty contest to help My super fancy commission artist. I love you guys this is the best way for to get noticed.I'd love if more people joined. I hope you enjoy!✿
✿ You must comment to this journal
with 3 of your best deviations. only three You don't need to draw any thing new for this contest but you can.
✿All of the pictures must be in the commission wall group.
✿ The five artist best will be picked.
✿ No winning or crying. ;A;
✿You must fav this journal. I want it to be popular. ^-^b
✿ Failure to meet this rules will get your comment hidden or repeated offenses will get you blocked from the group.
Sta.shHi again, beta crew.Sta.sh4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As mentioned recently, we’re making a bunch of changes to the new Stash...
If you're new to Stash, find out more about it here: http://devbug.deviantart.com/journal/Stash-215498179
The latest changes: Sta.sh is now a separate section of the deviantART Network - with its own header, and its own look.
Here's a sneak peek!
"Stash" no longer exists on your Submit menu, but instead can be gotten to one of two ways:
You can pick "Sta.sh" from your main profile menu.. next to Logout and Settings
Or, you can type http://sta.sh into your address bar
Note: to switch back to deviantART, pick the "deviantART" item from the Sta.sh main menu.
Switching over and back:
Other than that, the Stash functionality remains much the same - Drag and drop your
~Giveaway time! // Mario Invincibility Stars:iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz:~Giveaway time! // Mario Invincibility Stars3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've realized I haven't done a giveaway for a while now, so...here it is!
I know how much everyone loves these cute little stars! They're the most popular item I have... so here's your chance to get a pair of these earrings for free!
HOW TO ENTER
Just this journal entry!
There's no need to me, but it would still be nice c:
RULES AND OTHER THINGS
[Bullet; Red] The winner will be chosen using a random number generator. Your [+fav] number is your entry number.
[Bullet; Red] Deadline - November 25th.
[Bullet; Red] Be sure to have permission to give me your address. I will ship to any corner of the world!
[Bullet; Red] Please don't use fake accounts to enter.
[Bullet; Red] Bribing = disqualification.
Bought a character or design?Update: I find it mildly disturbing that there are artists that SELL you the rights to something and ask you NOT to resell it AT ALL(even the same price or less), what the hell? Something similar would be paying $50,000 for a car and it's illegal to resell it, so you're just stuck with it when you don't want it anymore OR you can give it back to the dealership (or in this case, artist) for free? I see it as stealing, selfish of you to ask, and bullshit.Bought a character or design?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Original journal: This journal applies to all sales made on deviantART (deviantART, Inc. is in Los Angeles) and the US. There are international copyright resale treaties, and it can get intricate.
Before you post with the laws of your country, make sure you are aware this journal is about the purchase and resale of intellectual property, also known as ID
Stephano goes to restHallos bros.Stephano goes to rest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I bet you read this comic I posted minutes ago.
So I'm just doing this Journal because I had many messages from bros who wanted to get my main dA account. I have been thinking about this for years, considering it wouldn't be fair from me to leave without giving you any more information... I didn't want to share it because of this promise I did with my Bro, but now that time passed, well, I don't want to leave you behind. I'm still active on dA, but not on this account anymore. And I'm sorry about that. I know you like my PDP Fan Art, but I'm out of ideas and motivations. And time has passed, I left PDP fandom and now I'm just a huge fan of Cry.
And for those who are already going nuts : No. I won't deactivate my Stephano account. There are many people who took my art and posted it all over internet. That's why I keep up this account, so people would know the source of my art. And I had so much fun here I wouldn't have the strength to do it anyway. Too many good memories ar
I made two etch a sketches for DISNEY! :)Due to legalities and such, I will not be posting them here on dA, but I am free to share the article about them.I made two etch a sketches for DISNEY! :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been working on the Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella castles since September. It's been an absolutely amazing experience, and a lot of work, and an absolute dream come true. Back to work on the grant!
MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist AnnouncementIn the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest, we challenged you to channel your most frightening childhood memory, and the entries were truly terrifying!MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist Announcement2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
These 25 hair-raising deviations sent a chill down our judges' spines, and have been chosen as the Semi-Finalists. It's now up to the true visionaries of horror, MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, to decide on the top 3 winners, who will receive their share of $10,000 USD, as well as Points, deviantART Gear, and Premium Memberships!
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
2,000 deviantART Points
Three-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
Read Contest Article
Flash Fiction Month July 2012PrefaceFlash Fiction Month July 20123 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
This article is written for #LitResources. Our goal is to be a collection and creation station for all resources pertaining to literature on deviantART. This article will focus on Flash Fiction Month! It will include information about what specifies flash fiction, activities around dA for flash fiction month, and links to resources revolving around FFM activities.
If, after reading the article, you have more information or resources to add, please leave your thoughts in a comment! And don't forget to this article to help spread the word.
What Is Flash Fiction?
Put simply, flash fiction is a very short story. Lengths can vary from as few as six words (i.e. Hemingway's famous Baby Shoes) to a thousand, sometimes more. It depends largely on the outfit for which the author decides to write a piece of flash fiction. For the
((RANT MODE ACTIVATED))I really beginning to hate the Pewdiepie-Fan-club It's like really pissing me off how they are fucking hating on us for making fancharacters?? Like WTF?!? We aren't doing anything wrong. We aren't hating on anyone else either so why hate on us??((RANT MODE ACTIVATED))3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are just fellow bros doing what we fucking want. If I want to make a bunch of fanart, I can. if I want to watch pewdies video all the time, I can. IF I WANT TO MAKE A FAN CHARACTER TO HELP PUT MYSELF IN THE AMAZING, FUNNY WORLD OF PEWDIE I FUCKING CAN AND I'M NOT GOING TO LET YOU FUCKING HATING BARREL ASSHOLES MAKE FUN OR DISAGREE WITH WHAT WE ARE DOING!!!! WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO WHAT WE WANT SO IF ANY ON YOU DUMBASSES THAT "DISAGREE" WITH WHAT WE ARE DOING I WILL HAVE YOU REPORT FOR HARRASSING US. SO DONT EVEN COME TO THE GOD DAMN PAGE!!
We are all bros, we loves pewdie and his work. We aren't doing anything wrong so SHUT THE FLYING FUCK UP and let us ALONE
IF YOU DONT LIKE IT RANT TO YOUR FUCKING SELF BECAUSE NONE OF US GIVE A DAM
I cant understand the Life....Life is unfair....I cant understand the Life....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i cant understand why peoples are where they are....
why hurts it so much in my heart...
where is my power to face it....
Im sad... so sad....
My hands shake....
My body shake...
The earth shake...
I love... them tooo much (did i?)
I cant see the tragedy....
I will cry
run far far away
but i cant
where is god
Has he leaven the word his childs....
I dont know...
my heart burns
in this moment
But i know im must be strong
strong for my own child
i love her more as enything
and so revolves the world further and further....
till she pause
CONTEST! UPDATE!EDIT AGAIN!! Contest extended to friday to catch the last couple of entries. CHEERS! I'll have the winners posted up on SATURDAY for you all! I'll be asking winners to post their prize requests in this journal, however you should copy your prize note to artists that have donated prizes! They probably won't be looking here ;3CONTEST! UPDATE!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
!!EDIT EDIT EDIT!!
So This contest will be ending on MONDAY. Febuary 3RD! If anyone needs a few more days leeway let me know- and i'll extend it until that FRIDAY! But this contest has been open quite a while and I think people are pretty eager to see a winner!! (I know Im excited to choose, I never thought i'd get so many wonderful entries,
Still Life Still Features: MusicJazz, country, punk, pop, dub step, blues, hip hop, dance, classical, rock and metal are just a very tiny selection of the many varieties of genres and sub genres of music that is all around us in the world.Still Life Still Features: Music3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Unfortunately not everyone can understand or even choose not to except such diversity in the world. People who listen to gothic and/or metal music for example are often misinterpreted as being into satanism, drugs and all things dark and nasty causing bullying, violence and even murder in some very bad cases.
On the lighter side, music can bring people together, whether it be through national anthems, memorials, church, concerts and festivals all are a way of connecting to the music and each other.
Whether it is composing it, dancing to it or like me simply listening and absorbing it, music can really help you to deal with your problems and grow as a person. The only way you will ever find the genre that really awakens your soul is to listen to your heart, n