Art Yule Love!For those among us who follow a Wiccan or other Pagan spiritual path, this time of year means that we're getting ready to celebrate our own festive season, usually marked as Yule and/or the Winter Solstice (which is also my birthday, 21st December!).Art Yule Love!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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The Mother [aspect of the Goddess] assumes her role at Beltane, when she weds the Horned God with whom she has dallied as the Maiden since Oestara. As all-mother, she then reigns with her consort the God-King over the year’s planting, growing, and harvesting. Her impregnation by him at Oestara is brought to fruition at Yule when she delivers the young Horned God who will replace his sacrificed father. After giving birth to the Horned God, the Mother enters a time of retreat an
Owl EvolutionAugust is a month of Graphics in #ArtHistoryProject. We count in Comics & Cartoons, Anthro, Fan Art and Anime/Manga for this subject and here is a feature of some neat owl Anthro works. Give them your love!Owl Evolution9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Creeping Wednesday #4Creeping Wednesday #49 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today's theme is Tolkien - and take a look at all these fabulous traditional art pieces! Thanks a lot to *SandraHultsved, =Natalia-Luz, ~Doertchen, *erinclaireb and ~JadasArtVision for suggesting some artworks for this feature. Apart from this, I decided to extend Creeping Wednesday and include a short 3-questions interview with a person strongly connected to a specified theme. The next theme is a Rat. Let's see what you can find.
3 questions to :iconvilva73:, a fine Tolkien illustrator!What is it that attracts you to Traditional Art?Well, you know, there wasn't any other kind of painting and drawing than traditional back then (the '70s, '80s). I've been drawing and painting ever since I remember; my mother used to say that if you'd given to little Basia some pencils and paper, she could have dissappeared quietly in a corner for long hours . A
Creeping Wednesday #3Creeping Wednesday #310 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the third feature article from the Creeping Wednesday serie and this is owls' time! Thank you ~JadasArtVision and *SandraHultsved for making some suggestions for this feature. Take a look at All things Owl contest! The next theme is Tolkien and suggestions are welcomed - but remember, only in Traditional Art and relatively not so popular.
Creeping Wednesday #2 | Creeping Wednesday #1
Creeping Wednesday #2Creeping Wednesday #210 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's the second Creeping Wednesday feature! This time, the theme is Ophelia, and you can see here some artworks suggested by awesome deviants under the previous article. Remember, I show here only traditional, relatively not so popular pieces to bring them attention they deserve. The next theme is an Owl and I'd love to see what Owl artworks you can suggest!
Creeping Wednesday #1
Creeping Wednesday #1Creeping Wednesday #111 months ago in Art Features More Like This
From today, every two Wednesdays I'm going to feature several findings from Traditional Art - with their theme fitting this serie's name, of course. Every feature will have a separate theme on its own - and this one is about the tales collected by Grimm brothers. Also, I'd love to see your suggestions with works to feature next time - and the next feature's theme is Shakespeare's Ophelia!
And what do you think of this journal skin of mine? (:
Creeping Wednesday #12Creeping Wednesday #125 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's the 12th of December, which is the 12th month of the year 2012, and it's the 12th Creeping Wednesday! Today's theme is Sherlock Holmes, suggested by ~JadasArtVision. Also, I'd like to thank *AnyLuck for suggesting some very nice artworks for this feature. The next CW would be expected on the 26th of December, but since most of you - including me - will be rather busy then, I move the 13th CW to the 2nd of January, with ghost theme! Suggesters: remember, only works made traditionally and underappreciated.
3 questions to ~queenstardust, who has loads of Sherlocks in her gallery!
The Art of DreamingEmpty is the world that's known to youThe Art of Dreaming1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I left it behind, to eternity I broke through
Thousand times I dreamt and woke up in my bed
One time in another dream, on earth I was dead
I know of seven gates of dreaming
That one can enter into a separate reality
Not in ordinary dreams, they are not as they seem
Nothing real, the dreamer's fantasy
But if the dreamer starts to get control
Entities of other dimensions cross his way
His dream body awakes and the wings of his soul
But woe to those not strong enough, a deadly price they pay
~ The Art of Dreaming - Golden Dawn ~
Creeping Wednesday #9Creeping Wednesday #97 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's the 9th Creeping Wednesday and we have a serious reason to post it today - All Hallows' Eve! This time (or perhaps, from this entry?), you'll have more interesting things to read, as except the usual interview, I have something extra...
Many thanks to *SandraHultsved and *erinclaireb for suggesting some nice artworks for this article, and to all these people who helped me with the further part - and who are mentioned below. Next theme: skeletons!
Interview with ~GrimDreamArt, a wonderful architecture painter!
What is that attracts you to traditional art?
I'm kind of an old-fashioned person I've got a strong need of creating images and I consider that using traditional media is just more pleasant for me than using the computer (even if I occasionally put my brushes into a cup of tea instead of a jar with water). I've always admired Old Masters such as da Vinci, G. B. P
Creeping Wednesday #11Creeping Wednesday #116 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's the eleventh Creeping Wednesday
and the temperature is high, heated by the fire!
All about dragons this time, along with some interesting facts and stories. Many thanks to ^PirateLotus-Stock, *AnyLuck, =Doberlady, *RandomSearcher and ~JadasArtVision for suggesting some awesome pieces for this feature. The next theme is Sherlock Holmes! Please remember that I'm looking for underappreciated pieces from Traiditional Art gallery only.
3 questions to *RubisFirenos, a skillful creator with a gallery full of dragons!
What is that attracts you to traditional art?
What attracts me most in the traditional medium, is the possibility of being able to play with textures and to have the sensation of the brush, pencil, paintings under hands.
I also like the difficulty of some of these mediums and their diversit
Why I Thumb My Nose at Shipping"[W]hy do you hate "shipping?" What makes it so uncreative?"Why I Thumb My Nose at Shipping1 year ago in Editorials More Like This
This question was put to me in a recent thread in the devART literature forums. I wrote a rather comprehensive answer to that question, and now for the sake of posterity I am posting it in a journal to save myself the hassle of writing it over and over again. The next time this subject comes up, answering will be as easy and linking them here:
While it's one thing to build on the Ship Teases of the original writers (I get just as frustrated by Will They or Won't They? moments as anyone else, and I can see where someone might want to pick up where they think a writer let them down), it's another matter all together to just slap two random characters together because you think they look "hot together."
Love is an extremely personal thing. You can't just fall in love with anyone. A
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - April 2013Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - April 20136 days ago in Art Features More Like This
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - April 2013
Need faces?We've already had "Need references?" and "Need textures?", time for something else. This actually is about references again, but about these more specified ones. Emotions. How many times have you wondered why is that the faces you draw look as empty as dead? Depicting moods can be a very hard task. Try sketching yourself (yes, a mirror would be a nice thing to have in this case), pull faces at diffrent angles, change light. And take a look at these below. Compare.Need faces?6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
DA's Commission System and Minimum WageDA has recently announced a new portal for users to search through those offering commissions to find artists they want to support.DA's Commission System and Minimum Wage1 month ago in Editorials More Like This
The commissions system will be handled using DA's internal currency system of points, of which DA takes a royalty from.
Commissions are allowed to start at 10 points each for any type of art produced, from rough sketches and small icons to full digital works. Commissions is a great way for artists to offer their services, but are we creating a low-wage market where over-abundance of supply and lack of unification undercuts everyone?
That is to say, how can we guarantee that artists get paid fairly for their work?
10 points is roughly 13 cents. 1000 points may seem like a large commission, but it's really only $10.
Right now DA takes a 20
Feature: The Legend of KorraFeaturing: The Legend of KorraFeature: The Legend of Korra11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that premiered on the Nickelodeon television network on April 14, 2012. The series is a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, which aired on the same network from 2005 to 2008.
The series takes place 70 years after the original
When technology has advanced to that of around the 1920s on Earth. In it, some people have the ability known as "bending" by which they control and manipulate either water, earth, fire, or air. One bender, known as the "Avatar" and described as the "physical embodim
TUTORIAL FEATURE I - Digital Manga Style Coloring LINEART COLORINGTUTORIAL FEATURE I - Digital Manga Style Coloring6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
If you want to share here with us more anime style tutorials just write a comment ^^
That's all, people! :heart: I hope you will enjoy these features! :love:
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Face Your Monster Contest! TweetFace Your Monster Contest!2 years ago in Contests More Like This
Monster Mask by $kozispoon
Artwork by $dxd
Monster Mask by $damphyr
Halloween is just around the corner and many deviants are already preparing costumes, pumpkins, and decorations. But our favorite spooktacular holiday just wouldn't be complete without gruesome ghouls and dastardly demons. Are you ready to Face Your Monster?!
Inspired by `manic-cure's recent community project, we're challenging you to make your face into a monster.
Read Official Rules »
Using traditional art materials, turn your face into a monster. Take a
picture of your face and upload to the contest gallery.
Take a photograph of your fac
Creeping Wednesday #6Creeping Wednesday #68 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's the witch's hour in the 6th Creeping Wednesday! Warts, papillas, crooked noses, humpbacks, broomsticks and kettles and cauldrons. I'm glad that I could find plenty of sculptures for this feature! No suggesters this time, unfortunately. For the next article, I'm looking for frames and borders... but with a picture inside - and traditional. I'm sure you know plenty of such, don't hesitate to mention them!
3 questions to :iconboggleboy:, a great sculptor of magic characters!
What is that attracts you to Traditional Art?
Well, you have to understand that I am of an age that there was no such distinction originally in the art world, fine art or commercial art, at least not in the sense of that phrase these days... If any one used the term "traditional art" before the advent of the various digital aided mediums, they m
Creeping Wednesday #10Creeping Wednesday #106 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's the 10th Creeping Wednesday; imagine that, it's been more than 20 weeks since the first issue! Unfortunately, from the 4 deviants I've asked about an interview, 3 didn't reply at all after reading the note and one had no time to answer the questions, so we have no interview this time. But no worries - today's theme is "Skeletons" and I've prepared a couple of interesting facts about them and connected to them. Thank you ~JadasArtVision and *erinclaireb for suggesting pieces for this feature. The next theme is "Dragons"! Please, dear suggesters, remember that I'm looking for not so popular deviations - and from the Traditional Art category, of course.
A matter well known to me - they are quite close to my home, one in Poland and two in Czech Republic. There are only 3 such places in Europ
How to Win Friends and Influence Deviantart Part 1*Title stolen from a well-known and favourite book of mineHow to Win Friends and Influence Deviantart Part 111 months ago in Editorials More Like This
Part 1: Submitting with POWER
I know there are a million "how to be popular" guides on DA and a million more parody versions of them. This article isn't about becoming popular, or starting drama or racking up pageviews as fast as possible for the sake of seeing a larger number.
This article won't make your art better, or make you more a more popular personality. However, what I've noticed is that many artists are missing out on feedback and exposure that they should be getting if not for a few common mistakes. Time after time, I've read on Artist's Confessions, or just browsing through members' personal journals that their gallery doesn't recieve any traffic and they can't improve because they're not getting any feedback. They feel like their lack of popularity is a personal statement. That their art isn't worth looking at. This is entirely untrue.
Hopefully this will help you, the underexposed artist, to b
Fantastic Stock and Where to find it - Feature 18I’ve been making a collection of some of the brilliant stock artistsFantastic Stock and Where to find it - Feature 181 year ago in Art Features More Like This
works that I have come across. It started off as stock I can’t provide
myself so I look for other peoples so I can suggest them. The way I
choose is quite odd, when I see a stock image I have an instant image in
my head of what I could do or create out of that piece of stock. The
image also has to be crystal clear and easily altered.
Anyway, Check them out, I’m sure you’ll agree, just click on their deviation.
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PE: Importance of AnatomyThe importance of anatomy.PE: Importance of Anatomy5 months ago in Art Blogs & Mags More Like This
Understanding anatomy is crucial to many aspects of your art.
You'll notice that anatomy is essential for drawing. It becomes difficult to accurately draw a complex pose, or even a simple one, if you don't understand what's under all that skin or fur, or even bark. Knowing how everything fits together is important.
Once you notice where that certain muscle is, shading and form become much more accurate and more natural. Knowing why the nose and eyes fall where they do make it much easier to draw from memory, and nail that natural look you were going for.
Learning the anatomy of the subject you're going to draw is quite important, and will definitely help you on several levels.
It's also easier to drawing sequences of movement. One will know what connects to what, and how they move. What is possible, and what isn't. (Range of motion)
Drawing people and other animals can be intimidating. Once you have a solid foundation, it's much easier
Raffle: Win 400 PointsRaffle: Win 400 Points1 year ago in Contests More Like This
Raffle: Win 400 Points
Update: the winner has been announced! http://roseonthegrey.deviantart.com/journal/Winner-Announced-for-Raffle-Win-400-Points-297598524
Points seem to make people happy so why not do a raffle. I have 400 points lying around anyway from my days of llama trading.
Rule: Fav this journal entry
Prize: 400 points
Ending: 4/21/12 (one week from now)
On the 21st, I will use a random number generator to randomly select a number x uniformly distributed from 1 to the number of favs the journal has (so every fav has an equal chance of winning). If you are the lucky deviant be the xth fav, then you win the 400 points. Easy as that.
(this is just a simple raffle to give away some unused points to try to brighten someone's day...you're not forced to jump through hoops or watch me or comment or do anything other than fav this journal for logistics reasons so it's easier to pick a winner...what do you have to lose? if I tacked on