How I became an artistI just posted up a long (and I mean LONG) post on how I became an artist, including about 150 images made over the last 12 years. It's a comprehensive look at how I got to where I am today. Go here to read it now: https://medium.com/noahbradley/how-i-became-an-artist-4390c6b6656cHow I became an artist1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-4-2015Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-4-20152 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJune 4, 2015
:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondeevelliott: DeevElliott
Sometimes, you may feel like it's impossible to get your artwork noticed but there are a number of ways to get your art out there and this helpful article by RogueMudblood, will provide you with some tips.
The Next Billy Elliott
Places XIVPlaces XIV2 years 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
$100 Winner Take All Art Contest! CLOSEDFinal 24 Hours!$100 Winner Take All Art Contest! CLOSED1 year 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
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!
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-22-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-22-151 week ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 22, 2015
:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondamphyr: damphyr
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
— Helen Keller
The trailer for the newest installment of James Bond movies has arrived and it's everything you'd expect from 007 — car chases, explosions and not one but two Bond girls — played by Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux.
Mrs-Durden is challenging you to
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
Best video resources for digital artistsLearning the theory without any practice is incredibly pointless when it comes to art. No book, no lecture and no video will ever teach you how to paint if you won't find the time for creating something yourself.Best video resources for digital artists2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
On the other hand, doing everything alone and without any instructions is the longest and hardest way of achieving anything. What's worse it doesn't guarantee you success.
Through the last couple of years I've been painting, I've learned that the best way for me to learn to paint is to copy techniques of people who know what they're doing. There's no better way doing it than watching videos with commentaries. That's why today I thought I'd share with you some great lectures, tutorials and demos I've found on youtube. Below you'll find a list of the best YT channels and samples of videos. Go and subscribe for more great vids!
Official channel of FZD School of Design which is considere
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
Is that really neededOk so i really just found out that Robin Williams died. Poor soul, i hope he found peace. He was a wonderful actor who influenced many generations of filmfans all over the world.Is that really needed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now i go to deviantart AND THE FIRST FUCKING THING I SEE IS A MY LITTLE PONY ROBIN WILLIAMS WHY IS THIS FUCKING SHIT NEEDED CAN YOU PLEASE STOP DRAGGING EVERY FUCKING POSSIBLE OBJECT INTO YOUR SHITTY HORSE FANDOM??
You're Not AloneYou're Not Alone2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all headed for the same fate: dust. Ever
The Resource Roundup #2The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #24 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
The smell of love by nihilist-0corroded landscape by awjayPaper Pack 3 by dieratlight texture by Insan-StockAcrylic Gold Paint Swirl Stock by Enchantedgal-StockLocal Texture: Three by One by Beyond-OdditiesSun comes up-texture by iNeedChemicalXGlitter Bokeh by FallOutGirl9001TEXTURES 7 by Inthename-Stock
Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplayPen Tool Tutorial by Popo-LiciousCopic markers tutorial by mary-dreamsDreamy Photo Effect Tutorial by Planet37How To: Constructive Crits by RipfangDragonPhotoshop Animation Tutorial by detransRealism Tutorial - Esp::Eng by Calaymo3ds Max Planet Tutorial by hoevelkampIce tutorial by NakubiScarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet
Indian Summer - My first LR preset by DorottyaSLR preset: Purple Nature -free by kakiii2 Universal .RAW presets .LR3. by TylerFortierPhoto:th
L.O.S.S. BATTLESUITS:Just wanted to post my finalized list of the Legion of Super Soldiers squads and their corresponding armored battle suits. I knew it was gonna be a while before I could post pics for each of them, so I chose to just do it this way, for now.L.O.S.S. BATTLESUITS:1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Prime Squad: Initial Legion of Super Soldiers Tactical Infantry Unit
Cosmic Boy- Magnetar Defender
Lightning Lad- Thunder Chaser
Saturn Girl- Synapse Flare
Ultra Boy- Tiamat
Alpha Squad: legacy Unit crafted to mimic the Original Justice League
Valor- Praetor Supreme
Neon- Viridian Iridescent
Thunder- Cloud Breaker/Heaven's Sunder
Night Girl- Gladiatrix Crusader
Divinity Squad: intel/interrogation unit
Light Lass- Graviton Flux/Gossamer
Ghost Girl- Cadaver Cross
Sun Boy- Corona Crush
Timberwolf- Piercing Fang
Element Lad- Materia Primus
Hit Squad: Unit comprised of close range combatants
Colossal Boy- Leviathan
Being Unscientific with SRSmithWho doesn't love science fiction?Being Unscientific with SRSmith1 year 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
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
Movie Review: InterstellarMovie Review: Interstellar9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Enter Wormhole Anomalous by 3RDAXISDesign
Foreword By techgnotic
Interstellar joins 2001 and Gravity in Pushing the Space Survival Envelope
Please join depthRADIUS in welcoming TimberClipse (a.k.a. Zev) as a new and hopefully continuing movie reviewer as well as reporter on film generally and the deviantART film community specifically. Zev’s qualifications include his having had his short film directorial efforts chosen as official selections at several prestigious showcases including the Austin Film Festival. This
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-1-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-1-151 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 1, 2015
:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondamphyr: damphyr
Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.
Today, aspire to brighten someone's day!
Marvel's SDCC exclusive pin sets feature art by our very own skottieyoung! These pins are not only adorable, they feature some of our favorite Marvel heroes. Be sure to drop by
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 techniques4 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.
2014: World of Warcraft cosplay year2014: World of Warcraft cosplay year8 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Jaina Proudmoore
(costume made in 2013, but most photos I've got in 2014)
Jaina Proudmoore - Arcane Magic by Narga-Lifestream Archmage Jaina Proudmoore by Narga-Lifestream
Jaina Proudmoore cosplay gif by Narga-Lifestream Warcraft III - Sorceress Jaina Proudmoore by Narga-Lifestream Jaina's portrait by Narga-Lifestream Jaina (Warcraft III): I'll check it out by Narga-Lifestream
2. Queen Azshara
Night Elf Queen Azshara by Narga-Lifestream WoW: Queen Azshara by Narga-Lifestream Queen Azshara - Light of a Thousand Moons by Narga-Lifestream
Queen Azshara by Narga-Lifestream World of Warcraft: Obey the Queen by Narga-Lifestream Azshara, Queen of Kalimdor by Narga-Lifestream
NoticeMaterial Defenders! Please let the Guide Bots free! We don't wish to stay in cages, trapped like animals! We are intelligent and demand freedom!Notice10 months ago in Personal More Like This
We don't wish to be Forever Alone Guy! :iconforeveraloneplz:
Have You Met Zee Captain?Have You Met Zee Captain?3 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
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction3 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
Stolen Art and How to Find ItPicture if you will that it's an ordinary day, you're goofing off on deviantArt with nothing to do, and suddenly, right there among "Newest Art", you see IT. One of the most beautiful images you've ever seen on dA. An image that just begs you to click it and fullview it. Of course, you simply must fave it - you can't bear the thought of another minute without that gorgeous photo of Delicate Arch or that beautiful watercolor mermaid or that super-hot fanart of Jessica Rabbit somewhere on your profile.Stolen Art and How to Find It7 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Did you ever stop to think that maybe you're dealing with stolen art?
Probably not, but your jaw might have dropped at the suggestion - what if that awesome photo or digital painting or vector you just faved WAS stolen? Unfortunately, the Internet being what it is, there are very few ways to be completely sure any given image wasn't stolen. But here are a few tips to determining whether or not it was.
1. It's in a stupid gallery.
By a "stupid" gallery, I don't mean slightly off - photos th
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-1-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-1-154 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskApril 1, 2015
First of all, we want you to know that you can believe everything you read here, even if it is April Fool’s and we might have told a fib or two elsewhere on the site. Consider the News Desk a hallowed ground. We’ll only tell you true facts here. We are indeed going to show you some of our favorite April Fool’s pranks from around DeviantArt and around the web, but we won’t try to fool you with any of these headlines. Thanks, as always, for r