TIPS AND ADVICEOver the last few weeks I’ve been getting lots of requests for tips and advice. So I thought instead of answering each one I will give an overall guide to what I’ve learnt over the last year using graphite. And some of the things I’m going to say may sound very obvious but I’m trying to cater for artists of all levels so just ignore the bits you already know (I apologise for how long this is).TIPS AND ADVICE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But before I go on I must point out though, that I am no expert and this is just what I’ve found works for me so may not work for everyone. And I have only really started getting used to using graphite pencils recently, as I had not drawn for 11 years until September 2012. And so I am still learning myself and have only found out what works for me from allot of practising and trial and error. Also I am not going to go into doing skin textures as I’m still learning what works and it’s far too complicated to describe on here.
Firstly you are onl
Be in the 10,000 watchers celebration feature!Hi!Be in the 10,000 watchers celebration feature!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We just went over 10,000 watchers. Thank you all for supporting this group! As a thank you, I'd like to feature you. I've picked some of the most recent submissions as a start.
If you want to be in this feature, post the thumbcode of one artwork as a comment to this.
Also, please fave this journal so that more people can see your art!
Please take a look at the featured artworks! Have a nice day
For more exposure for your art, check out dAhub!
w.i.p tiger by Pitaten2 Oh starry angel by MuskCat Amrita by Lili-Tea Feel my emotions by Meellz Michael Jackson portrait digital by 79ChristinaS :thumb326035936: Summer Longing by Miguel-Santos Zoe Castillo by Stroke1986 - forever - by Owlivia Femina Noctis by Dys-Crux castle in sky by gadddd Like Another World by divafica Sunset by DaisyDinkle :thumb313849307: Arya by SarahHachuPitchu Comm - NathanialRoyale by Down-The-Stairs Baby Max by omercan1993 Raspberry Ripple by Aquata92 Caliber - Jonathan Ref by AlchemistMayCry Tiger Portrait by priwax :thumb3
7 Colors Challenge FeatureThe 7 Days Color Challenge ended last Friday and now it's time for features and winners!7 Colors Challenge Feature3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you one last time for joining! If it wasn't for you there would be no challenge at all. I'm amazed by the number of entries and your determination to complete it! Congratulations to all of you, I'm so proud to see the rainbows created by the 7 Colors Challenge :icon7colorsbadge:
As promised, I chose 4 of my favorite projects and gave 120 points to each one of them. Here they are (in no particular order):
My favorite feature of hikolol35's project is that he was able to to use similar aesthetics even though he chose different themes for his 7 days. In other words, he was able to adapt to different situations using his own style. Congrats man!
DamaiMikaz used her own cha
16th Anniversary of Hunchback of Notre Dame!:iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz:16th Anniversary of Hunchback of Notre Dame!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy 16th Anniversary to Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame! June 21st, 1996, Disney's 34th animated film was released to theaters. I posted the original theatrical trailer that showed us all just how amazing this movie would be. I love that it ranged from light-hearted and silly to dark and serious.
Credit goes to the youtube owner logofreak98
Credit to our member :iconspectropluto: who provided us with this information:
"Disney's "Hunchback of Notre Dame" premiered on this date, June 19 in 1996 at the New Orleans Superdome, where it was played on six enormous screens. The premiere was preceded by a parade through
Video of Hunchback of Notre Dame Read-Along Book:iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz:Video of Hunchback of Notre Dame Read-Along Book2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There was a Read-Along book on Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame that came out around the time of the movie. David Ogden Stiers (the Archdeacon's voice) was the narrator. All the original cast from the 1996 movie were included in this. I discovered this video on tumblr yesterday where the entire book was read.
To those who don't have tumblr, I decided to share it here. I discovered I have two of the Read-Along books in my collection, one even has both the English and Spanish version, but I had found them at antique stores, no tape included with this so it was a pleasant surprise to find this and watch the video. As you will notice it's a little watered down then the movie was. No real mention as to why Frollo is p
This is you (Part 3).Part 3 gives us more to see. More inspiration. These are the artists that i would like you to take a look at. Remember, just a click away to see what their imagination can give us all. Take your time and enjoy.This is you (Part 3).1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Battle by Palmer0047 Insanity by Humannisart Bluejay Sentinel by DarkAcey
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Featuring Favourites XXVIIFeaturing Favourites XXVII2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Sherlock by KatePowellArtAn apology by FantaasiatoidabSherlock playing the violin by MelniaThe Woman by AlessiaPelonzi
Professor James Moriarty Andrew Scott by eLfankaSketch Exchange - Arahiriel by KumagorochanJim Moriarty by ChicoBlueSherlock by BrainfruitEVERYTHING by A-Little-Night-MusicMartha Jones Doesn't Look At Explosions by onegemini
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depressed Castiel by Gregory-WelterAnd then you got to wake up by ellaineHouse Stark of Winterfell by RandySiplonHouse MD by GrrrenadineCaptain Jack Harkness by bronze-dragonriderAllons-y! by greyallison
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Twenty under Twenty:icontransparentplz:Twenty under Twenty2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Twenty under Twenty
:iconthefavouriteshowcase: is not just any group that lets you submit your deviations. It strives hard to showcase your art and expose your works in the most unique manner possible.
Here is presenting to you one such unique idea that helps you showcase your beautiful art named "The Invisible".
So what is this?
The Invisible showcases 20 artworks that have less than 20 faves.
All dA members can submit here http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/35008524
Here is our selection to showcase this week:
triangle by Nilooooo Trunk Of Tree by MiriooM
:thumb333034266: Fish 2 by terryBrooks
You'll find all t
Second Contest: "HISTORY REPEATING"!!!Welcome to :icondoll-s:'s 2nd ContestSecond Contest: "HISTORY REPEATING"!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The aim of this contest is for you take a well known historical figure and re-invent them!
They can be from any era and you can re-imagine them any way you like, even place them in the future!
For female artists, you may choose any kind of person to represent, male or female.
For male artists, you must tribute female historical figure with your re-imagining.
Info & rules
You must be a registered member.
The contest is open to everyone both male and female. (*)
We accept all types of art.
You must submit a single piece of artwork in this gallery/folder http://doll-s.deviantart.com/gallery/39179686
Entries must be created especially for the contest.
In addition to the description of your work there has to be a line that states "For The HISTORY REPEATING Contest :icondoll-s:".
Deadline is September 27, 2012
200 Point Giveaway! (CLOSED!)*This contest is CLOSED! The winner was #71 or :iconChristieMars:! http://tinypic.com/r/257fvd5/6200 Point Giveaway! (CLOSED!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, so as a thank you to my watchers, and to everybody here at dA...I'm hosting a giveaway!
Let me break it down for ya:
The prize? 200 !
Rules? You don't have to be watching me, but I do suggest faving this journal (not mandatory). Leave ONE* comment, and I'll give you a #.
How do you win? If your number's chosen, you win! I'll use random.org to choose the winner.
End date? September 1st at 11:59 CST. Make sure to comment before then!
*If you comment more than once, it kinda screws up my numbering. SO, if you do comment more than once, I'll hide ALL of your comments and you won't be entered. Fair warning, guys.
Los puntos de DA, el dinero de rascapiquilandia16 de Marzo de 2010Los puntos de DA, el dinero de rascapiquilandia5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Puntos de Deviant Art, el dinero de Rascapiquilandia
Posiblemente el título de este artículo os resultará extraño si no habéis visto el primer capítulo de la sexta temporada de los Simpson ; en el que la familia amarilla va a visitar el parque de atracciones de Rasca y Pica. En este episodio, la taquillera le ofrece a Homer adquirir dinero de Rascapiquilandia, informándole de que se utiliza dentro del parque como el dinero normal, pero teniendo más gracia. Homer compra dinero de Rascapiquilandia por valor de 1100 dólares , y nada más entrar en el parque se encuentra que el 99% de los comercios no aceptan dinero de Rascapiquilandia... un gag que siempre me hace esbozar una sonrisa de complicidad.
¿Que por qué os cuento esto? Pues porque guarda una tremenda similitud con el sistema de puntos de Deviant Art, el cual pretendo explicar con detalle
Twenty Under TwentyHello DA artists and art lovers alike!!Twenty Under Twenty3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:#TheFavouriteShowcase: was founded with only one purpose; to give it's members the exposure they deserve!
Features are done to place beautiful works one display. All art is beautiful (It is in the eye of the beholder after all) Here on Deviantart you see works with hundreds of faves constantly being featured. And they do deserve it, they're work is amazing. But what about works as equally amazing, but with little faves?? Where is their feature??
Give them some love everyone!! They deserve it! Enjoy
And here are the wonderful people that make this feature possible
Disney Villains Mix and Match Book:iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz:Disney Villains Mix and Match Book2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh, the things you find on tumblr! Anyone who also follows The Frollo Society group as well will see the video I posted up, also found from tumblr. I truly do recomend tumblr for those who don't have it already, there is so many goodies from every fandom imaginable on there. News spreads faster on there too.
I had found this on tumblr the other day and it just had me laughing! Eric Goldberg, Disney's Genie animator, created this funny book where you can take the Disney villains such as Frollo, Cruella De Vil, Jafar, the Queen of Hearts, Ursula, Ratcliffe and mix and match their costumes, faces to come up with hilarious results. I had met Eric at a panel up in UCLA. He is a nut, much like Genie, so it's perfectly hilarious that he would create th
Small Update/Halloween Season in the Disney Parks:iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz:Small Update/Halloween Season in the Disney Parks3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"When the moon is full and bright on a starry, starry night
And the wind is deadly still, down your spine you feel a chill
Not a living soul in sight, are the spirits out tonight?
It's Halloween-lo-ween, ev'rybody! Let out a scream, hooray it's Halloween!"
(lyrics from the Villains Mix and Mingle Halloween Song)
Hello everyone, I hope this finds you well.
Myself and my admin have been quite busy lately with various projects and hectic work schedules, but we do our best to continue to keep the groups running. A big thank you to those who send us requests for either invites or new submissions, it's very much appreciated. We realize everyone has been busy as well, but it's good to know we all can help each other w
SophieOkay this journal will tell you everything you need to know about my selfmade doll, Sophie:Sophie3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Inspiration and Start
I always loved dolls, of all kind. Then I discovered BJDs and thought they were so beautiful. I always wanted to have one, but couldn't afford it. The biggest impact on my wish to create a doll, though, was the wonderful, amazing doll-artist Marina Bychkova (Marina-B). I've been to one of her solo exhibitions at Strychnin Gallery Berlin a few years ago, and probably lost my soul to her beautiful dolls. And so it started. I planned, then forgot about making dolls, then planned again. Last winter, I finally made a very simple, small doll from polymer clay. And then, in spring, I made the decision to just start a more advanced doll. Since I've never done that before and I was afraid of fucking it up, I HEAVILY referenced the look of the body parts from Marina Bychkova's dolls. I hope she doesn't mind... Anyway, our joint work is entirely different,
a little game for ALL to win POINTS and MORE !CURRENT STATUS; CLOSED !a little game for ALL to win POINTS and MORE !3 years ago in Personal More Like This
remember when i said i was going to do weekly GIVEAWAYS ?
well , i'll do weekly game rounds !
but sometimes you'll receive other things .
EVERYONE will have a chance to win .
but FIRST ,
- watch me
- [not required/optional] make a journal to have an extra number guess . you can make a new journal every week to have an extra number every week . the journal must ONLY be about THIS and NOTHING ELSE .
& then comment your number !
that way you'll be entered each week .
entries close TOMORROW when i login .
i won't count the last weeks' entries .
okay , so here's how you play . i'll use a randomizer site to randomize a number between 1 - 8 each time . If YOU get the same number[s if you make journals] , you receive that prize !
- prizes up for grabs -
- extra number guesses
- CURRENT open adoptables
sometimes , you might not win anything at all .
- the points you win range from 1 - 20
- extra nu
350 POINT GIVEAWAY BY ME!!!! CLOSEDREAD CAREFULLY350 POINT GIVEAWAY BY ME!!!! CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
-EDIT- the end date is now September 15th instead of october.
Hello people! ^_^ I have some excess points I've been thinking about lately, and I decided that I would hold a free point give away! It's pretty simple, and I only ask 3 things of you!
1.) FAV THIS JOURNAL: This is how I'm going to be choosing the winner so... yeah, it's important.
2.) MAKE A JOURNAL about this journal. After, post a comment here with a link to your journal. This is for advertising of course ^_^
2.) WATCH ME!!! This is just for me, really. I love when people watch me (perv?) and I offer free things exclusively to my watchers every month, so it may be worth it anyways
First Place: 250
Second Place: 75
Third Place: 25
CHOOSING THE WINNER: The winner will be chosen by going to Random.org and using the random sequence generator to provide me with 3 numbers which will be the winners. If you haven't noticed, all those that fav something are put in numerical order and ca
Literature Roadtrip: The Contest! Enter NOW!Literature Roadtrip: The Contest! Enter NOW!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, you've read correctly my wonderful, beautiful deviants! To end this incredible Literature Roadtrip, I will be hosting a contest! This is the first ever contest that I have ever held, so I'm pretty excited but even more nervous. So, I hope you guys enjoy it!
How to Enter:
To enter, you must write a poem (of any length) about:
Write about your feelings, your emotions, your dreams, your fears, your hopes, your secret desires, anything about yourself. I want you to write a poem about you. I want to see who you are.
Be personal, open yourself up! Be as creative as you want, there are no limitations, let the poem reflect who you are. I cannot wait to read your entries!
Submit Your Entries To: The new 'Literature Roadtrip Contest' folder at LiteratureRoadtrip. Also, in the description please put:
For the Literature Roadtrip
Watchers Feature - Week 64To show my appreciation to my watchers, each week I feature one selected deviation from each watcher in chronological order. But first, I'd like to take some time to tell you all about a great group: TheFavouriteShowcase I've been a member of this group since I joined DA. They accept all types of media, and the founder, Elsa Egil21, is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. This is a very active group, regularly featuring individual artists, monthly themed challenges, and plenty of contests with big prizes! I entered my latest drawing "Natalia" for their August theme "Portraits" http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/29360832 :Watchers Feature - Week 642 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Natalia" by :iconpmucks: (me )
So, if your looking for a fantastic group, join :iconTheFavouriteShowcase: You will not be disappointed.
And now, onto this week's great features
100 Points Randomly Rewards (July 2014)100 Points Randomly Rewards (July 2014)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Contest: Random-Draw ( July 2014 )
Tonight maybe we have another start for this group ,
First this blog ,
To participate in our Contests Just Join our group .
How does the Contest work :
Every member has one chance in this contest , it means we consider one number for each member , then we use this site: http://www.random.org/ for choosing Random numbers (winners) .
And the numbers that are chosen will be for our random members .
This time we consider 4 winners .
and 25 points rewards for every one .
Our April Randomly Winners .
:iconkkatethewolff: (number:29932 )
:iconND4SPD911: (number:11343 )
Contest idea? We need your help :)Hello, sweeties!Contest idea? We need your help :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Would you like a photography contest with a big prize in points?
Jeremy (K1ntar) and I have an idea about the subject, but we're curious about your response.
The subject of this contest should be about your most prized possession.
It doesn't have to be something expensive, it can be anything you love and cherish; something that has a great value for you.
What do you think? Is this a good idea and would you participate? Please let me know in comments.
(We're also open for suggestions)
Have a wonderful evening
Blue contest, 3000 points giveawayNew contest, aoao2 & lieveheersbeestje are holding a contest again.Blue contest, 3000 points giveaway3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest theme What do you have to do.
Take a photo of something, it must mainly contain the color blue Let's say around 80% of your photo has to have a blue color. You don't necessarily have to photograph something that's blue.. you can also edit it in a program, like photoshop. You may choose the subject yourself! Still life, flowers, landscapes.. every photography category is welcome.
Fav this article if you want to participate in this contest, so we know that you are in!
More details + summary:
One entry per person
Contest starts: today 12 aug '12
Contest ends: 12 sep '12
Your photo has to be a new one, submitted from today 12 aug till the deadline.
Judges: Megan and me Essa
(( Not sure about the final ro
Mini Contest for the New YearLast year I held a Christmas-type of contest - this year I would like to hold one for the new year. The theme would be based off of the "out with the old, in with the new" frame of mind. It is up to you to let out all the stops and to portray the theme as you see fit. This is meant to be a challenge.Mini Contest for the New Year4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Running time: December 1, 2011 - January 1, 2012
One entry per deviant
All types of art allowed
Older works are allowed, but newer pieces are preferred
Upload the work like a normal deviation and send the link in a note
Any questions? Please don't hesitate to ask.
If you'd like to be a judge, or if you'd like to donate a prize, feel free to let me know.
3 month sub
news article feature
1 month sub
news article feature
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Armageddon (The True Story)Armageddon! The very word strikes fear into the hearts of many. Others shrug it off, relegating the word to a fairy tale myth, or a Hollywood story. What is Armageddon? And how will this future battle of good vs. evil affect your life, as well as the lives of those you love? First, let's talk about what Armageddon is not. Armageddon is not a comet or asteroid smashing into the earth, causing mass destruction. Armageddon is not a nuclear war, ending all life and devastating the planet. It is not a war between nations, centered in the middle east, as many "christian" fundamentalists suggest (see the book "The Late Great Planet Earth," by Hal Linden, et al). Since the word originates in the Bible (and only once), please turn to Revelation 16:16. It states: "And they gathered them together to the place that is called in Hebrew Har-Magedon." The word "Har" means mount, or mountain, and "Magedon" is a translation of the wArmageddon (The True Story)2 years ago in Personal More Like This