.Portrait photography is not about making people look beautiful. Or showing perfect skin. Or sparkling eyes. Or hourglass silhouette. It is about seeing the beauty in them. And showing it to the world. Where there is no beauty in their soul, there is no beauty on their face..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So thank you, Photography, for truly teaching me how to make a difference between good and bad people.
And from now on, I'm taking the photos I want to take. And no one will ever take my passion away from me.
Nudes-A-PlentySome on this site don't seem to understand why there are so many nudes on this site. It's easy to dismiss this wonder as mostly GWCs ("Guys with Camera") or Fauxtographers using their gear to take advantage of naive young women, proliferating the Internet with horrible snapshots. While, I'll concede there is a fair amount of that happening, think the main reason for the glut of nude work on social media sites like DA is more practical.Nudes-A-Plenty2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I posit that the nude genres, specifically the art nudes, offers the most value than any other genres when it comes to shooting portrait photography. Here is why:
With the advent of social media, it's much easier to create buzz with a nude image than a non-nude one. Nudes draw more attention for a less talented Photographer
Whenever I get asked about why I don't shoot fashion work as much as I shoot nudes, I simply reply by stating that shooting fashion that's worth shooting usually means casting a team which I compare to herding cats. S
WINNERS EVERYDAY! Points GIVEWAY!! Hey dahlin's!<3! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DONATING AND SUPPORTING! I give all my points away anyways, and I love hosting giveaways <3 I am hoping to do more, and support Artists and to also make you smile Support what I am doing? Check out my page and lke if you'd like!WINNERS EVERYDAY! Points GIVEWAY!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
to keep updated <3 gracias! Thanks for enterting if you are! <3 -hug-
I AM STILL SO INSPIRED TO GIVE AND MAKE THE MOST OF THE START OF A BRAND NEW YEAR! for 2013=
I said I still wanted to help people and keep motivating
so why not have A BUNCH OF WINNERS?
I know, sorry I only have 80 points, but they are perfect to help give away ! Someday I shall get more points, but I WILL keep giving <3
and you can win up to two times!~ /w/
HOW TO ENTER?
fave this journal and leave me a comment that you entered!
fave my NEWEST PEICE!
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Abstract and Surreal DDs for JuneAbstract and Surreal DDs for June3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I hardly need to abstract things,
for each object is unreal enough already.
Enjoy this summary of last month's DDs for Abstract & Surreal Photography:
Pipes by Laura-Backeberg
what lies behind the wall by farbanomalie
Ferris Wheel in Santa Rosa by feverish-eye
Lejania de imagen by alonsio
Long way home by PawelMatys
Palm Acid Blue Tint Mars by DocSonian
Last sun by ambrosia3
5 minute sunlight by tayaiv
YIN-YANG Print version 2 by imperterrito
Rising by JUNE900310
It is you by marialittle
Until Dawn We Dance by AiniTolonen
4085-1 by TurtleTea
infinite suns by kaotikgrl
Time and a Half by reydoo
the departure bw by LostOneself
Home Tree - infrared by MichiLauke
Thank you very much for sharing your fantastic artwork!
Please add this feature to yo
How to make UTAU english & create an UTAUloidOkay, so this is a tutorial on how to make your own utauloid and how to make the program UTAU English. First off, to you new creators out there, do not make your characters look like vocaloids; it's stupid and not very creative. Make your own designs. What you'll need is a microphone, a program that records, and a folder with the name of your UTAUloid. You'll also need to know how to pronounce the language you want to do.How to make UTAU english & create an UTAUloid4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since my utauloid is Japanese, most of my helping will lean towards the Japanese voice bank making. Your recordings need to clear and not too loud. This is just a rumor that I've been hearing, but apparently if you make your recordings 5 seconds long, then your utauloid will sound good. Idk if that's true but just make sure that your recordings aren't too short and not too long. Notice that once u have stopped recording you'll see a line or no sounds. They show up when u haven't recorded something or you're finished. Please remove those so that only you recordings sta
Little thing called TalentLittle thing called TalentLittle thing called Talent1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive and my purse is empty, but they say I have talent."
In general, talent means the skill that someone has quite naturally to do something that is hard, a high degree of ability that a person was born with. It's hard to argue that some people indeed have more of an inherited talent for arts than others. They are able to get to a certain level rather quickly and get a lot of praise along the way. However, relying on talent will only last for so long, there's a point to be reached when nothing but hard work gets you through.
"Talent is so loaded a word, so full to the brim with meanings, that an artist might be wise
NoteJust because I like you doesn't mean I like your UTAU.Note2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just because I like your UTAU doesn't mean I like you.
Just because I hate your UTAU doesn't mean I hate you.
Just because I hate you doesn't mean I hate your UTAU.
You and your UTAU aren't the same person/thing/whatever the fuck you think you are.
Don't hop to the conclusion that I like you because I like your UTAU.
Don't think I hate you because I think your UTAU sucks.
I seriously don't know where you would get the idea that you and your UTAU are the same person and that if I hate one of you, I hate both.
Shut up please.
Colorful photography feature Small by MaaykeKlaver Aurora by Eltasia :thumb214260277: stop time by schilles-photography On my head by evirgen2008 Golden liquid ... by aoao2 Cheer up by MaaykeKlaver Crab Cribrarius by Miguel-SantosColorful photography feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
shroud of fall by yv Struggle by Oer-Wout Gluttonous. by andokadesbois disappointed by AlicjaRodzik :thumb335517785: :thumb335994977: sweet windy time by kim-e-sens When my dreams turn to dust by AliquidLucis Morning feeling by adypetrisor :thumb115525660: ..::Lady in red::.. by Whimsical-Dreams Hey little world by april182 Slice of reality by LorenzoDiFolco Walking Barefoot by Healzo Clouds In The Grass by Corvidae65 Never say Never by Healzo Winter light by Fra-Emer Icy Branches by incolor16 lost in.... by impatienss flowers by domatescilek :thumb142283581: Sometimes it's too late by Healzo Winter feeling . .. by light-from-Emirates I met no one there. by bebefromtheblock I'm A Pink Lady. by andokadesbois valentine's time by mohdfikree
Booby Trap by xOronar hold on by Megson little secrets by DarkGomo find neverland by JuliaDunin The jump. by dragonfly-oli Don't ever leave me... by FeliDae84 Petal Dance by TommyP323 tupp by dini25 The Winter Dream by nnIKOO Spring Season by Justine1985 Edge Of The World by oO-Rein-Oo Mr. and Mrs. Duck by MarcoHeisler galaxy by BaxiaArt Stormborn by incolor16 :thumb30353128
Homestuck Plz IconsSo I've decided to keep my own directory of Homestuck icons that I've come across. If you have some that I'm missing, go ahead and show me what you've got.Homestuck Plz Icons4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:icondavestrider: :iconstrider-dave: :iconpervydaveplz: :icondatrumpplz: :icondaveapprovesplz: :iconapprovingdaveplz: :icondavestriderplz: :icondavestrider2plz: :iconpuppetrumpplz: :iconstriderstyle: :iconturntechgodhead: :icontg-davesprite:
:iconjohn-egbert: :iconpervyjohnplz: :iconpchoooplz: :iconecto-biologist: :iconegbert-john: :iconanswertroll1plz:
:iconrose-lalonde: :iconbluhplz: :icontentacletherapist:
:iconjade-harley: :iconjadecryplz: :icongardengnostic:
:iconkarkat-vantas: :iconkarkatplz: :iconpantskatplz: :iconragekarkatplz: :iconpervykarkatplz: :iconkarkatomgplz: :iconvantas-karkat: :iconkarkatnotimpressed: :icondatbucket: :iconanswertroll2plz: :iconkarkatpatplz: :iconkarkatvantasplz:
:iconaradia-megido: :iconaradianotimpressed: :iconaradiaplz: :iconpokeraradiaplz:
Oh poopI keep going by my friend's pages and seeing them all prettied up :c then I look at mine and realize... it's boring.Oh poop7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not very savvy with html and what not lol
I may try to pretty up my page Make it all... you know, pretty like.
This may end up in disaster.
There will be explosions and fire.
OR I'll just eventually get so annoyed I'll give up and my page will look lopsided or all wibbly-wobbly.
We shall se.
OR... I'll bug one of my html savvy friends to help... because I'm so not a hip-cat. All this internet lingo and code got me straight up trippin' yo.
AAAaaand that's the sign for me to go to bed.
Tomorrow... RENOVATION TIME! :iconhammerplz:
OR I may not even remember or I'll be too lazy to do any of this.
Pickup Lines for the DerangedI started off trying to write a six-word story with that title:Pickup Lines for the Deranged3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I broke reality
falling for you.
Then I got a little carried away.
Methamphetamine's as addicting
as your smile.
My heart beats out your name.
Light shivers in your presence.
I'd wear your soul like jewelry.
The voices would sing you choruses.
I'd kill the sun
Did you fall from extinguished stars?
I'd cross dimensions
for your laughter.
Your lips are like
I bet your tears taste sugar-y.
Tell me if you can think of any! They don't have to be six words.
(I just have to know if anyone else is as weird as me...)
words from the wisesusanna-cole king:words from the wise3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Dreamers are the sanest of us. We're not crazy, frankly, we're quite practical creatures. We don't gamble with the regrets and what ifs of life, we figure if you only have one life to live, you ought to live it to its fullest. I think we frighten society because we can't be pinned down, groomed into minions, boxed-in, brainwashed, dictated. What we possess cannot be stolen. We refuse to submit to something that doesn't satisfy us, no matter how many times we're drilled that "this is just the way it is" or "that's just life", with a shrug of shoulders. See, we know they're lying through their teeth. We know nothing is impossible. We enrich our spirits, and worry less about our pocketbooks. The fulfilled will die the richest on the earth, even if penniless. We're the ones who change the world, for with no dreams to fuel it, there would cease to be the electricity of change, the progression of the world would come to a frozen halt, and yet, we're ostracized, mocked, mi
A wonderful New Year to allHappy New year from us all at Love New ArtistsA wonderful New Year to all3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Enjoy a mixed selection from our folders
in harmony with poems from our Literature folder
As a child I planted a single
seed where the sidewalk ends,
near the place of your remains.
It grew into an oak; strong and rigid.
Regard Sur La Foret2 by hubert61-Ent- by Janek-Sedlar. . . minimal wood . . . by fumar-porros
Every autumn, I would watch
The Splendor of Autumn by sae-midoriMother Earth by VeilaKsThe Nest by Le-Regard-des-Elfes
the leaves as they wither
Leaves by AeylanLeaves not Beans by Risible-AxolotlLeaves by Silberblatt
away; as if to tell me that the
darkest times are coming
Adventure by Tracy-WilliamsArtBury me in black.. by mirpiphotographyBrain Storm by FiguraArto
And that I should brace myself
For your death
Missing You by debNiseBOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS by eroolIn my soul by AnnHimchak
Winters, I spend looking out
Into dusk, and admiring
the beauty of still life.
Strange Days by AeromarsDecember dawn by Morgan-LouRed Barn in a Snow Garden by LASKANWLF
Through your slumber
Daily Literature Deviations for September 29, 2013Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for September 29, 20132 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for September 29th, 2013
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Fantastic Feature Tuesday #9hello!Fantastic Feature Tuesday #93 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
this is a weekly feature of amazing literature that i come by during my travels across deviantart. this is only a small sample of a vast amount of wonderful pieces of literature written by absolutely fantastic writers. each deviation was carefully selected from a writer's gallery based on structure, impact and word usage. i try (try!) to feature deviants who get less spotlight than others and i will never feature the same person twice.
these are truly some spectacular works and i urge to you take a look! i only pick the best, you know! (;
please take the time to read through each one - seriously, it takes five minutes - and be sure to the journal! (:
Transient by BeyondJen Muse by Kupo9089
i finally figured out how to make this journal skin look all awesome! as you can see i put thumbs of past features at
It's a SpongeBob Christmas!A few days after Christmas, but whatever.It's a SpongeBob Christmas!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Next Admirable Animation is gonna be Operation F.U.T.U.R.E. from Kids Next Door.
AUGUST/SEPTEMBERIlluminating Summer FeaturesAUGUST/SEPTEMBER9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Wonderful World of Art
The Art of Design
Dragon on a Rock by snazzie-designz
Congratulations Harry and Snazzie
Local Recognition by aldwarke
PathWays In The Sky by InayatShah Wings Down by InayatShah
Colours Of candy by InayatShah strike helicopter by InayatShah
dragon flight I by InayatShah gold finger by InayatShah
Welcome to the World
HELLO LITTLE SNAKELING! by NocturneJewel
Summer Floral Delight
Roses-and-Butterfly by KmyGraphic
087 by Placi1 Sde12 by Placi1
083 by Placi1 081 2 by Placi1
White Tulips by KmyGraphic
017 by Placi1 022 by Placi1
Untitled by Placi1 Dscf5113 2 by Placi1
Pink Flowers by KmyGraphic
Remembering Oscar Wilde
Born 16th October 1854
Died November 30th 1900
Quote:No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
updates on new strips and print publishingso, time for some updates.updates on new strips and print publishing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
next week i will be posting the next strip and possibly another one. , by this i mean the next official chapter continuation. before that there is an alan ministrip i'm working on that is just.. ..well.. something nice, ull see not trolling this time XD
now , on publishing.
so far i have gotten a bunch of offers by publishers so that is not twhat is delaying it. personally i have my own preferance so i will probably take that road.
why it is still not out?
simple. going from the webcomic to standard comic format required a lot of work in creative cropping and reformatting.
this brought with itself a problem with making the writing fit.
this was an impossible task which required me to rewrite the whole damn thing.
flow has been significantly improved. small errors in continuity fixed,(like ally telling lisa that the bathroom is third door on the left when it is actually the second door... SHADDAP THAT'S IMPORTANT!)
a lot of wri
Still Life Stills Features: Cake!This weeks feature suggested by ChibiKingSamaStill Life Stills Features: Cake!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you have any suggestions for future still life features, let us know!
Winter Almead Contest! CLOSED.Contest is closed, will be judged in next week.Winter Almead Contest! CLOSED.3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello! Time for me to announce 4th contest with Almead characters!
This time theme is: Winter! You have to draw one or more of my characters in winter clothes or scenery!
DEADLINE1st March 2013 until I wake up.... xD
You can submit as many deviations as you want
You can enter the contest even if you are a donator, just please note if you donate something and you win that prize, you obviously won't win it, and if you donated something you can then pass it down to a different spot!
Entries with blank/white background will be disqualified.
So will sketches
This is contest, so I won't accept pictures drawn in 5 minutes just to get free prize!
Please do not draw my characters as animals, anthros, sonic characters, or connect them to ANY fandom. They live in their own medieval-type fantasy
Why i dont like Bronies.Ok no one seems to know why i dont like MLP or bronies, so heres an explanation.Why i dont like Bronies.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The show is stupid, annoying, and it makes no sense. I have watch both seasons. I thought one or two episodes was OK but most was retarded annoying bullshit. I really recommend all Anti bronies watch at least 3 episodes to see if they actually might like it.
I wouldnt have any problem with Bronies, if they stopped ponyfying everything! If they stopped making MLP references on things that have nothing to do with MLP. They are like Portal fans! Every time cake is mentioned, someone has to say its a lie. Really stop saying it. Anyway, we are not on offence. We were all minding our own business when we saw a fucking pony reference in the comments of a face book update or a youtube comment! And dont say try to ignore it. If you are thinking about leaving a comment saying that, then you really need to take off you brony vision and look at life through NORMAL people eyes. We CANT just ignore it. If there was a sw
Free Keychain Giveaway 2 *Winner Chosen*EDIT: The winner for this giveaway is DaffoDille!! Congrats to her, and thank you for playing, everyone!Free Keychain Giveaway 2 *Winner Chosen*6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the random number: Raffle2Number from www.random.org/
And here is the journal favourites key: Raffle2Name
In case anyone is curious how I chose the winner!
I'm planning on making a small batch of keychains over the next two weeks, so I thought that I would hold a giveaway for a free one! The winner will receive a custom keychain of the character of their choosing (within the guidelines listed below). It will look something like these:
I don't offer keychains as a commission option, so this is one of the few ways to get one, other than purchasing a premade or receiving one as a gif
Summer DreamsSummer Dreams10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Facing the Winds by HetaliasHeroThe Colouring Book by InoccuousPseudonymLost in the Clouds by Children7On Nietzsche by TheScorpionBoyEscaping by Softyrider62
Notte Rotto by Golden-Leavesan apology by Another-HitchhikerSleepy Summer Evening by aldwarkePrevail over you by NorbertKocsisThe Meaning Of A Sigh by underworldriver
The Lady of Summer twilight. 2012. by Anwaraiddcotton roses by pauliewaltsLast day by Richard-CederfjardWinded by callerofcrowsJust before the morning golden hour by FreeForms
speck on the ground by therootcellar[Dea] inspired by Android Jones by MarcusmaniaSonnet XXII by toxic-nebulaeEaster by ripariiYou Were Not An Aquarium Boy by IrrevocableFate
Vessel by DylanSetoEnshrouded... by VillenueveScent of Memories by maiarcitaAlice's-Balloon by wdnest2 Against Nature by MikeHenry