Places XIVPlaces XIV1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The dark, the wonderful, the mysterious, the enchanted, the abandoned.
Surgical Bath by szydlak
at swamps they sleep ... by szydlak
Forest rail by BlackCynnamon Tamnyrankin VII by younghappy
Where, Oh Where Can It Be? by chalutplease Here comes the rain by Lefthand666
Eye of the forest by blackjuniper
Scotland by julie-rc Island III by Chaerul-Umam
Problems with the sun by younghappy HEILLANDI by JoelBelessa
Crimea, Kazantip by ohlopkov
Otherworlde Academy soon accepting new freshmen...Add this journal to your favorites to be entered to win 500 dA Points. If you end up joining OW Academy and win, you'll get 1,000 instead! Our members are well lovedOtherworlde Academy soon accepting new freshmen...2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconotherworlde: :iconotherworlde: :iconotherworlde: :iconotherworlde:
Otherworlde Academy is accepting new freshman in one week!
Unlike other academy groups, this group is actually based around earning degrees - take classes, earn your way up to having the requirements for a degree, and help teach other students as your character gets more and more advanced in their degree program!
Not to mention we are extremely active and have plenty for a roleplayer to do, whether they like to draw or write.
Check out the wealth of classes available, where you get customized assignments from the teachers to work on each month!
Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.Copied directly from the polycount thread:Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FYI My longest post on PC ever. Sorry in advance - OP I hope there's something useful in this for you. I'm back in your thread and giving you my morning before breakfast, is my way of saying ' I care '.
Usually between 1 - 5 NEW students, per day come to me for random pieces of advice. Some from here @ PC , some from Deviant Art - Mostly from Deviant art.
It's always the same questions maybe worded slightly differently and I do my best to answer every single time, every single message. Sometimes I get behind and have to catch up at the end of the week but I do my best.
As well as those, I did 2 10+ question interviews last week, on my time, for students who were still in school. For school essays, papers, projects etc that contain the same questions they always do.
I'm exposed to 'all this' *makes a big circle shape with hands* on a fairly constant basis. Everything that encompasses 'young artists trying to find their way in this scary fucking
the importance of failingsOften times i see many artists on all levels expressing their expectations from their current progress and seeing it as they fail. They feel this way because the type of level that is set is not only high but its constantly changing to grow higher even as they are progressing passed levels of artistic skills.the importance of failings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Imagine a horse rider holding a fishing pole with sugar(your artistic level you want to reach) by the end of the string. And you the artist is the horse pursuing it.You are progressing forward but your goal is also being set higher as you progress.
And of course you will never ever reach the level that is constantly changing and i think this is an idea that every eager and striving artist should be comfortable with. To be comfortable with failing.This is not to say that you wont reach new levels , because you will.The levels you set up when you started out are much lower then the levels you set in your current phase.
The tough part is of course to stay on trac
Create a (CROSSOVER) Character! - CONTESTCreate a character - Contest on FANTASY CREATORSCreate a (CROSSOVER) Character! - CONTEST1 year ago in Personal More Like This
SECOND CREATE-A-CHARACTER-CONTEST[Bullet; Orange][Bullet; Red]
This is a contest of FantasyCreators and not of Realm-of-Fantasy. :devRealm-of-fantasy is helping us with this promotion!
You DON'T need to be a member of FantasyCreators it is enough if you are a member of our affiliated groups, for example:
Thank you Realm-of-Fantasy-Staff for this service!
Character Concept Art ClassCharacter Concept Art Class1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hi guys! I wanted to share my new online skillshare class: Character Concept Art: from thumbnail to final design.
I've teamed up with skillshare to bring you guys a class all about character concept art. There are videos and a complete project guide to guide you through the steps, from initial thumbnails right through to the finished
3-Differences contest 1 month left!!That's right! EDIT - got some new entries up already! Wow! keep them coming guys/gals!3-Differences contest 1 month left!!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
EDIT 2 - DAZ, poser, etc entries count too!!
Date running: Oct 21st - Dec 21st 11:59 pm EST
This contest is for 3D artists, or even beginners looking to try out. Some free software you can use for this contest are as follows: Blender, Wings 3D, Rhino, Lightwave, etc if you do not presently have a 3D modeling software.
Your theme 3D artists: the contest has to do with what the differences of the 3 digital 3D categories are and you must create a piece of 3D art, can be anything at all, as long as it fits within the 3 categories "restrictions". These categories reflect the DA categories here and I will outline them below.
You are free to enter as many entries as you want but they must be submitted to the contest gallery here -> http://www.deviantart.com/contests/2013/3differences/ you can also find it under Contest - 2013 - 3Differences
Nude/Partial Nude Reference StockThis will be a listing for stock accounts that offer Figure Reference (aka nude/partial nude stocks). Please remember that if you visit their accounts to respect them - they provide these resources for ART, not for you to send them raunchy messages or insult them about their looks.Nude/Partial Nude Reference Stock7 years ago in Personal More Like This
This list compiled with the help of SandraPelly
= mostly male
= mostly female
P.S. This list is still under construction as I need to 'bullet' a LOT of them as well as give preview thumbs
Ahrum-Stock Partial nude only
Female partials included
ashy-stock Partial nude only
Send me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!Please help spread the word by adding this blog to your favsSend me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
deviantART has given me the opportunity to perform two Community Volunteer positions here:
I am the Science Fiction and Space Art Community Volunteer.
I am also now the new 3 Dimensional Art Community Volunteer.
One of the duties of these positions is that I can feature artwork from these categories as Daily Deviations.
I browse through these categories daily in search of deviations to feature as Daily Deviations.
This feature is to help the artist and their work gain more exposure, and it's genre and/or medium gains more community awareness as well.
But I need your help.
Have you seen a work of art here on deviantART which you have found so impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large?
Do you know an artist of whom deserves much more exposure?
Would you like to put a smile on someones face and make their
Tutorials!Tutorials!6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years I have produced a range of tutorials on artistic use of the computer. Most of them concerns rather general concepts and can hopefully give something regardless of which program you are using or even be of some interest for traditional, non-digital artists. Some examples of my art can be found in the gallery.
That said, to get the most out of these you should know that I mainly use the open-source image manipulation program GIMP. I also work a lot with the painter program MyPaint. These are both very powerful programs capable of great artistic expression. Being open-source programs, they are both legally free to download and use without any cost. They exist for many platforms, including Linux, Mac and Windows, so they are worth trying out if you haven't already.
The tutorials listed below tend are (ver
Tomb Raider Reborn ContestTomb Raider RebornTomb Raider Reborn Contest2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 3,000 pixels in the shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.
Download the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas.
Read the Official Rules & create your interpretation of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
Enter your unique Lara Croft image into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.
CA.Org/TAD Are Stealing Artist RoyaltiesMy name is Brad Rigney, I am an illustrator, some of you may be familiar with my art and also with my tutorial entitled "A Hostile Takeover" that Conceptart.org produced, distributed and later sold through Conceptart.org and The Art Department (TAD).CA.Org/TAD Are Stealing Artist Royalties2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all I want to thank those of you who have purchased my tutorial through legitimate means. Your support has been incredible, myself and my family can't thank you enough, the notes and letters I have received from many of you in regards to the tutorial have honestly been touching and inspirational - it's been an experience unlike anything I expected to find in this business.
It is that very experience which has prompted me to come forward and lay my cards on the table and finally expose what has been transpiring behind the facade that is being presented to you by these institutions, because you deserve to know the truth for your own financial and intellectual protection.
I've waited to come forward about it because I've wanted my mo
Resource Roundup #5: Valentine's Day ToolkitThe Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!Resource Roundup #5: Valentine's Day Toolkit3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This issue is all about Valentine's Day. Below you'll find all sorts of fantastic resources for creating the ultimate valentine!
What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!
• A different stock photo theme
• Crafts you can make at home
• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards
• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)
• Or, suggest another topic!
2old fo dis shyneet magicianSo yeah, I haven't made a MOC in almost a year now. I guess my reason for it is a lack of motivation, and a transition in hobbies. I really have had no reason to MOC, and I just haven't been in the mood. I'm always low on a certain part, and have to dig to find it, and it gets tiring, so I get bored before anything can be built. I have ideas, but I lack the real motivation to put them to form. There is also the fact that I'd be building to showcase to a dying community. The Bionicle community is dying pretty hardcore. The main reason is because we're growing older, getting sick of the community and so on. There aren't enough people to fill in the people who leave, so it shrinks. My main reason for thinking of this is when a long time friend, :iconSideShowShayne: left dA. It was kind of sad to see such an old friend go. It made me think of what the community has come to. And don't really say, "Oh it is, the trills," or, "Hero Factory is to blame!" Its the age factor, motivation factor,2old fo dis shyneet magician2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tutorials and techniquesQuite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.Tutorials and techniques3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
Being Unscientific with SRSmithWho doesn't love science fiction?Being Unscientific with SRSmith3 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
If you just said "me," keep reading—you'll change your mind by the end of this article. (If you don't, I reserve the right to send a drone to your house. Isn't living in The Future great?!) As you'll see, science fiction goes beyond funny aliens and laser beams that conveniently miss. Some have even argued that, without science fiction, the Internet wouldn't have happened, and then we'd all be...outside right now. Quel horreur!
SRSmith has been a mainstay of the dA literature community for a long time, and he showcases other awesome dA writers on his flash fiction project,365tomorrows.
What is "science fiction"?
In my opinion, Science Fiction is any story that uses present or future science or technology as a key component, or where it provides the required underlying fabric on which the story is built. Future science or technology is speculative by nature, a
$100 Winner Take All Art Contest! CLOSEDFinal 24 Hours!$100 Winner Take All Art Contest! CLOSED3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Only 24 hours left to submit your entry! So at 11:59 PM CTS *Central Standard Time* I will no longer take any new entries, so don't miss this deadline if you want a chance to win. The winner will be announced Sept 3rd.
That is all :3
There has been some dispute over image resolution in entries. Everyone who has submitted something to this point will find themselves with a note on the subject, the response/s have help me come to a decision. I have decided that from now on, ALL submissions must enable the "download" option on DA. I feel badly that I messed this up to begin with, and hope everyone will understand this was what i felt to be the best solution. Thank you.
Ive decided to remove the requirement to post a journal advertising this contest when entering a submission. I do this in the hopes that some ar
Have You Met Zee Captain?Have You Met Zee Captain?2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Sep 19, 2012 by techgnotic
The chaptered comic strip, has been collected into a 100-page graphic novel – and to the still-uninitiated:
It is not quite like anything you’ve probably ever seen before. The story follows “Zee Captain” and his sidekicks as they amble through a post-apocalyptic landscape. And while that hardly seems new and different, it’s the unusually superlative graphic quality of the comic cells and the Monty Pythonesque dialogues and leaps of logic that can become quite mesmerizing. Zee Captain, his face hidden by a gas mask that gives him a Darth Vaderish look, wears what looks like a Soviet Red Army uniform from WWII, and the strip does have nourish WWII feel. It’s as if the nuclear holocaust on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had never ended and spread to every major city on Earth. But
Foxtacular! #F09 ContestF09 Contest Content by ^KovoWolfFoxtacular! #F09 Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FOX O’NINE TALES RETURNS!
By Authority of Princess Winona
The Council of Princesses does issue this urgent
NOTICE AND DECREE:
To All citizen artisans and beloved dreamers of Foxwood
A CONTEST IS DECLARED
In celebration of the Return of Regular Publication of F09 chapters!
A Reward Bounty of 12,000 POINTS
Will be bestowed upon the 1st place artist imagining and executing the finest drawing, painting, collage, line art, cosplay, diorama, sculpture, video or any other art form in existence that can be reduced to a single deviation file that is inspired by the first chapter in the F09 Story. 2nd place will receive a 12 month dA membership and 3rd place winner will receive a three month dA membership. Just join the group and submit your artwork.
CHAPTER ONE of the first F09 Tale: Larissa of Foxwood
Weekly photo #006 little things by jyoujo Mirror by CapturingTheNight Steeple by AljoschaThielen Tapeka Coast HDR by wolfblueeyes shleif by DeviantartCubicle Summer by ClaraLG Hurricane heart by iNeedChemicalX Minnie by CookmePancakes Fairy of Winter by John-Peter Olga by Hart-Worx Untitled by light-recycled Winter fairy tales by Vint26 .: Morning Star :. by Rare-Pearl Ubaye by Annabelle-Chabert He's got the whole world in his hands by cloduy MIaKA by molokolo Stories to tell by DorottyaS Aliens from Strawberry Planet by SzymonMic 0637 by foto-duet Eilean Donan Castle by Nichofsky Icarus by simonebyrne Chiquita by swoodee dreamy by yawnnn Summer's almost gone 2 by Bojkovski Trio by JMrocek Summer blur by EliseEnchantedWeekly photo #0061 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Adventure Splash! by OliviaRosePhoto A Summer Evening Serenade by kkart 17.08.2013 by mistinesseye Gleichklang by CaveCanem42 Light by EliseEnchanted Off-Centre by Megalithicmatt Decadence. by PiecesOfAnsley Magic Moment by porbital Honey, I'm on fire, I feel it everywhere by deadlychris Sunny Grass by Safirith Diving in by RalfPfaarPhotography Britannia Brook by CJSutcliffe Neferet-6949 by effjot Once you lose that innocence. by Moosiatko So much to see by landkeks Eyes of the Hunter by Lupinicious Puppyset by Rozowynos Top Meeting by Dark-Raptor Longhorned Bee - Eucerini by ColinHuttonPhoto End of a new day by MaaykeKlaver :t
If I Died....If you don't care: stop reading.If I Died....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you'd come to my funeral: fave this.
If you'd miss me: comment a heart.
If your not scared: re-post and see
Who your "Real Friends" are.
Diablo III - Fan Art ContestDiablo III - Fan Art Contest8 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Malthael, The Angel of Death, has manifested in the mortal realm of Sanctuary with a deadly new purpose: to steal the Black Soulstone and bend its infernal power to his will.
Prepare yourself! Show one or more central figures getting ready for the coming conflict against Malthael. You may choose figures from the six heroes of Sanctuary or even Malthael himself!
Street Magician: The Photography of Chris Weeks→Street Magician: The Photography of Chris Weeks3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Street Photography of Chris Weeks
It was only after many long frustrating hours of trying to describe what’s so special about the photographs of cweeks...
That I finally realized I was trying to describe something that wasn’t there.
I finally realized that the magical something that sets cweeks’ works apart from others is that his camera disappears. There is no sense as you look at his photos of street scenes and other captures that you are looking through a lens, even the lens of a particularly talented photographer. There is a sense of simply walking through a town and seeing what you happen to see – without the
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a