To all the depressed teens on DeviantartHi. I went through depression in my senior year of high school. I felt lonely, guilty, ugly, unworthy of love, painfully isolated. Being alone at night was the worst, because that's when all the dark thoughts would come and I would fight the thoughts of cutting myself. I wrote a lot of bad poetry. I cried all the time and didn't even know why. I thought about what heaven might be like, and I wished I was there.To all the depressed teens on Deviantart2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I told my parents. I got therapy. I got medicine. I got better.
Since then, I've gone to college. I studied abroad in Japan. I fell in love and married a cute guy. He and I are making a video game together! Now I'm going to graduate school and I'm learning to become a children's book illustrator. I live in a bright apartment where I can see squirrels climbing in the trees outside my window. I love baking muffins and popovers and other yummy things. Not every day is rainbows and sunshine, but in general I am a very happy girl and I LOVE my life.
As a teenager, I never could have
Get an Art Education Without Expensive Art SchoolsAs much as I love my school, Academy of Art University, it's not necessary to attend a special art school in order to learn about art. Because of the internet, there are plenty of resources available for those who are self-motivated and eager to learn.Get an Art Education Without Expensive Art Schools2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll start with some of the cheapest resources, ending with more expensive ones:
1. Blogs, podcasts and livestreams. Most professional artists keep blogs, and these things are free treasure troves of information. The best blogs don't only show off art, they also give tips about the business of art and introduce you to new resources. Try starting with Muddy Colors, a super informative blog run by several professional painters and sculptors: http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/ For podcasts, check out Chris Oatley's artcast: http://chrisoatley.com/category/podcasts/ Also check out the Awesome Horse Studios livestream: http://www.awesomehorsestudios.com/
2. Online tutorials and videos. I basically taught myself digital painting by combini
A Taste of True Blood True Blood Sookie Eric by choffman36 True Blood Eric PSC by MJasonReed True Blood Jessica PSC by MJasonReed True Blood Bookmark by masochisticlove Sookie Stackhouse - True Blood by MarkAndrewNeilson True Blood Bill Compton by Dr-Horrible True Blood Oh Yes by ZhaoT TRUE BLOOD by S-von-P Jessica Hamby -True Blood- by MarkAndrewNeilson true blood: pam by chemcial23 True Blood by BritneyBlack True Blood Eric's portrait by Dhesia Eric and Sookie True Blood by SmartyPie Frailty in Blue: Eric Northman by MohaniRose Eric True Blood 3 by MizidoraA Taste of True Blood2 years ago in Personal More Like This
International Polar Bear Day!Join International Polar Bear Day!International Polar Bear Day!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Use your art to help spread awareness for this Vulnerable Species
The Polar Bear, the ice bear, an apex predator of the north arctic circle. The largest of all bear species, this bear is a mighty carnivore. But as the ice the bears so desperately depend on melts at an alarming rate, disaster spells out in the murky water. Rising temperatures cause ice to melt, diminishing the bear's home and chances at catching prey. When the ice melts completely, polar bears will meet extinction below the freezing waters. Their population number ranges between 25,000-20,000 distributed among the nineteen subspecies.
What is International Polar Bear Day?
International Polar Bear Day(IPBD) is day to celebrate and spread awareness for the Arctic's Polar Bear
Our goal is to fill DeviantArt with Polar Bear themed art on February 27th
Paperman.Astounding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTLySbGoMX0Paperman.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contests, Projects and Challenges Around dAContests, projects and challenges from around deviantART to inspire your creations (and give you the opportunity to win cool stuff!).Contests, Projects and Challenges Around dA2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Theme Pokemon XY Celebratory Contest
Ends Sign-ups end 27 August 2013
Theme Original Character Tournament set in a version of the underworld
Hosted by ~Xouri
Medium Visual (except photography) and written
Ends 31 August 2013
Theme Tales of Trees
Hosted by #TreeLovers and #Treephoto
Ok. Now stop it's really annoying.1 pic posted. 3 comments: She looks like... She reminds me... It's SO annoying to read this all the time. I'm sorry but sometimes I wish my viewers had imagination. PLEASE READ THE LIMK BELOW TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I REALLY MEAN/FEEL. Thanks a lot <3Ok. Now stop it's really annoying.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
>> http://monkeyelbow.tumblr.com/post/41619371312/kaoruokino-mistytang-sometimes-i-like-to If you look at my journal I've never said I was feeling insulted. I'm bored, I've just said that it annoys me. Don't transform everything Then, if your only goal in life is to be popular on DA, well it's sad. I appreciate every critique. It's just that for me, this kind of comment is not a critique but just something said without any true reflection in the end O_o I've read them for 10 years. I think I've won the right to be annoyed one evening in my life.
On pricing your artwork and creating a career...I am going to be speaking at an "Entrepreneurship In The Arts" program later today, and I've been organizing my thoughts. One subject that is certain to come up; "how do you arrive at a fair price for your original artwork?" I have some definite ideas regarding that question.On pricing your artwork and creating a career...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was always told that the accepted model for artists and artisans, when it comes to pricing, was double your costs for materials, figure out an hourly price (double that for your retail price if you plan to have wholesale/retail differentials), add it up and there's your item price. I think this model is pure bullshit.
I was also told "charge what the market will bear!" Again, vague bullshit. What if you live in a depressed area? What if you live in a third world country? What if you're at some artist's ally at a little convention and there is a kid sitting next to you selling her character sketches for $5 each?
Here is what I think. There are so many variables when it comes to pricing original art. Yo
How to get rid of ART BLOCKSHey guys!! I've had this question a lot so I thought I'd take the time and answer it for everyone. This is what works for me the best, how do you guys do it?How to get rid of ART BLOCKS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Okay guys you're busted [also exams and 300]Firstly, and this might seem really delayed since I've been off dA for a few days due to exams, I got intrigued by the sudden kind responses and went about searching out the ones who watched few people. Then looked for a common one and found...Okay guys you're busted [also exams and 300]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And their ingenious scheme. I do say, well played xD
So thank you to :iconsvetlana73: and :iconmedli20: for organising the lovely and bizarre event. I was a little worried at first when I first read that journal, but it's a lovely thing to do. I hope you get to do it more in the future ♥
I'm gonna keep up the feature for everyone who took part, because clearly you're all lovely people : D
:thumb349477255:Alyssa Siner by psychofoxpickle:thumb345187037::thumb348099791::thumb342707269:Little Animated Me :3 by Rio-Phoenix-1970Gift: Tamsiru by TwillywhoWhip you into shape. by Grinimal:thumb345694969:Silent Night 3 by LadyRoslineDrake:thumb328
Valentines Contest! With Rules!:iconheartdanceplz::iconsweetheartplz::iconredheartsplz::iconblueroseplz::iconvalentineplz:Valentines Contest! With Rules!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WRITE IN THE DESCRIPTION THAT YOUR ART IS FOR THE CONTEST!! THAT WOULD HELP A LOT!!
OKAY We're doing a contest! AND THE FINAL IS FEBRUARY 15th (add an extra day for you procrastinators).
This will be top journal for until the contest ends so sorry everyone for pushing everyone's personal journals down, but this is a group event.
Also, I'm willing to chuck in 30 (darn thats from our super group savings...) for first place and a llama.
RULES: Theme: Giving and Love EDITED
1. All art must be made from 1/7/13 onwards.
2. Must include something about the theme.
3. Only one submission into the Contest folder.
4. Non members can't join...
5. ...but spreading the word would be nice!
6. People giving prizes can still enter... just if you win with your prize, you won't be doing anyth
Moth and the Flame page 8......and the rest of the comic will be released on my twitter first. Hooray! You can be the first to see them on twitter! Come and follow me here!!: https://twitter.com/StressedJenny StressedJenny.Moth and the Flame page 8...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope to see you there and thank you!!
Look at me being all computer-ee.
RESULTS ACG - Tales of Time - CONTEST RESULTSIt has been one tough ride deciding the winner out of all the wonderful, imaginative, creative, story telling wonderful wonderful pieces. You can see all the entries here >> http://anothercontestgroup.deviantart.com/gallery/41448679RESULTS ACG - Tales of Time - CONTEST RESULTS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art Criticism: The Real DealHow many of you think of art criticism in a more or less negative way?Art Criticism: The Real Deal2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I read an incredible book by Terry Barrett called "Criticizing Art" for My Visual Cultures & Critical Practice class in my senior year of college. This author and the class has enlightened my view of what art criticism is and the components of it. And I'm posting this here on dA to share it with you.
This community is part of the bigger Art World, believe it or not. And every person who posts a comment on an artwork is practicing a form of art criticism. You don't have to be some snobby Art Historian from New York to be an Art Critic. Critics come from many different backgrounds- poets, musicians, historians, artists and everyday people- using what they write about to add to communicate what is "likeable" to the community. Critics are what drive the popularity of artwork- which essentially drives the interest in the communities they work in as a whole.
So here are some REAL Art Wor
DA's Insular Taste PhenomenonIt's been quite a while since I wrote a preachy "THINK ABOUT YO' ART"-type journal, and some of my newer watchers may not know that this is a particular(ly annoying) habit of mine. This is a subject I've had on my mind for quite some time for a number of reasons, and it's recently coalesced into a semi-soluble form so here we go. (As an aside- this journal does have some recycled ideas from a previous post of mine, but obviously I hadn't really said everything I wanted to on the subject.)DA's Insular Taste Phenomenon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's no mystery that I love this website. I came in at the tail end of the pre-critique wonder years, when the internet discovered and exploited that, yes, we don't always produce the highest quality art here. There's a lot of unpleasantness directed towards DeviantArt. At RISD, I made a point to never mention that I had an account here, because of the looks of disgust I would get haha and people would think about me differently. It was
Contest time!It's nearing 2015, and while I was going to wait until then to announce this, I actually can't really wait any longer. ((then again, I'm pretty much doing the same thing with all of my other plans I was gonna do in 2015. lol))Contest time!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways, time for a contest!
The theme of this one is...
...Homestuck fan characters!
So basically the same as last year.
Unlike last year's contest though, I am having this one centered around a specific set of FC's rather than all of my sets.
The set I am centering this around is
The Constellation set!
And the Humanstuck AU is now included!
This is basically what you get to choose from.
If there is an FC you want to draw but doesn't have a ref, then let me know! I wi
Telling our stories through art featuresIf someone told you that you had to find the 5-7 pieces of art on dA that best represent you, could you do it?Telling our stories through art features2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What do your favorite works of art say about you? Have you ever thought about it?
I'm featuring 7 deviations that blow me away, that I turn to for my own inspiration. Each one tells a story to which I can relate. A piece of my own story is echoed in each image.
What's your story through art? Create a journal with 5-7 of your favorite deviations that best represent you, and link me!
I love rain. I love the way it washes away sorrow and leaves your soul open for the sunlight.
This image reminds me of me because of the feeling of pain, of being hit with a constant barrage of garbage in my life that I don't need or deserve. You can avoid a lot of it, but sometimes it comes up and strikes you on the chin, reminding you to pay your dues.
Beautiful dress, beautiful hair.
Digitally Delicious: February 12thDream Deer by sherrae78Digitally Delicious: February 12th1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
little girl 2 by SansaXIX
Elemental Lord by Changinghand
In the walls... by AndyKluthe
Sleep... by DigitalCutti
~ Oasis City ~ by ChristianGerth
The Fish by Noldofinve
Risen from burning ashes by cat-meff
Zeros Blaze by EnferDeHell
The Shaman sketch... by Phobs
Snake dragon by antilous
Get your Art some Attention on deviantARTFive basic tips to get your Art some Attention, Appreciation & Audience on deviantARTGet your Art some Attention on deviantART4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here's some tips that may not get you a consistent spot on the front page right away, but that will definitely help getting some watchers and friends, whether you already have some, or not.
First, let me make clear that this is only about 'good' attention – if you just want, say, a certain pageview count, there are probably better ways. This article is for those who would like some people to take them serious as an artist and to actively watch them.
Also note that you needn't follow all of the tips below, but it's recommendable to follow at least 3 of them. Just one or two will not usually get you very far.
So here we go! :iconeagerpee:
Submit art regularly.
Try to find a balance between quality and quantity. Personally I think it's best to submit one or a couple of dev
Best of August 2013Hello, good day or in my case, good evening !Best of August 20131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Here is collection of photos, i chose as the BEST OF AUGUST 2013.
All photos are from Photos of 2013 I..
GIVE SOME to the Artists
Nickelodeon seeks Storyboard Artist for KorraResponsibilities:Nickelodeon seeks Storyboard Artist for Korra2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Meet with creative supervisors to discuss objectives of storyboard; what is desired or to be achieved
Create storyboards in Toon Boom Storyboard Pro program, implementing storytelling objectives. Follow instructions of creative supervisors.
Address any problems with creative supervisors; ask necessary questions.
Communicate progress of work to creative supervisors and appropriate production staff.
Ensure quality and style of show is consistently achieved in storyboard work.
Follow proper document management requirements (i.e., file naming and storage) according to the production’s
Meet all deadlines as determined by Line Producer or Production Manager.
Attend and contribute to relevant meetings and pitches as needed. Pitch Storyboards to Directors/Producers and implement notes that are given in these reviews.
Experience with Toon Boom Storyboard Pro a major plus.
As this is an artistic position, a design test may be requ
PE: Wire-WrappingThis article is a short introduction to wire-wrapping, including information about wire-wrapping terms and tools, methods, tutorials and a feature of beautiful jewellery.PE: Wire-Wrapping1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
What is wire-wrapping?
"wire-wrapping" is - like the name implies - a technique where wire is wrapped in whatever way. It can be used to hold gemstones in place, and create intricate jewellery. It has the big plus that soldering isn't neccessary, and therefore all the equipment needed is relatively easy to come by.
Terms and Tools
Wire comes in different different sizes and forms, and you can choose between materials as well - you can use brass, copper, silver and gold wire.
Wire diameter is measured in 'gauge' and ranges from 14 gauge (~1/16 inch) to 26+ gauge (1/64 inch), so the higher the gauge number, the thinner the wire.
~OPEN~ Draw my OC Contest (win drawings+points)!Edit 1: prizes added~OPEN~ Draw my OC Contest (win drawings+points)!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Edit 2: New character added, new references added, prizes added
Edit 3: prizes+characters added
Edit 4: New characters+a deadline
This contest won't have many rules to constrict your creativity, but there has to be some guidelines:
1. You can draw as many entries as you want
2. Drawings can be traditional or digital, and if you're going to use a base please make it look nice~
3. You can draw my characters alone, with your character, with another one of my characters, etc. etc...
4. Literature might be a little tough, but if you have a story in mind go for it!
5. Anyone can help! With voting, prizes, or spreading the word!
6. NSFW art is a-okay,
7. If any more references is needed, just ask me! Among other things, I'm trying to get good references going for all of my characters.
My characters that are available for drawing:
FANTROLLS (click on the names for references!)
10 Irrefutable Facts About deviantARTWritten with tongue firmly in cheek, from the point of view of someone who has been here for six and a half years, witnessing much dead horse flogging and dArama from a comfortable distance, armed with a sense of humour.10 Irrefutable Facts About deviantART3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It was better last year/5 years ago/August 2000/before Jesus was a little boy.
Daily Deviations are shit.
They were so much better last year/5 years ago/August 2000/before Jesus was a little boy.
They're all porn.
Like almost everything else on dA.
Apart from the anime and furries, which are EVERYWHERE and impossible to escape.
All the Admins are NAZIs.
That's why they don't care AT ALL about the masses of hate art you report and wilfully ignore your complaints, probably because they have it in for you, personally.
But hey, dA is all about the corporate greed, stealing your money and not giving away enough cool stuff for free to millions of users.
Unlike last year/5