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
Challenge FAN ART - Winners:iconthefavouriteshowcase:Challenge FAN ART - Winners5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
ALL INFO ABOUT THE THEMATIC FOLDER HERE
Hello dear members of TheFavouriteShowcase, friends and deviants,
These are the winners of our Monthly Theme:
1st Place (130 points)
2nd Place (80 points)
3rd Place (50 points)
4th Place (25 points)
Congrats to all!
Thank you to all who voted
Challenge COLOUR RED - WINNERS:iconthefavouriteshowcase:Challenge COLOUR RED - WINNERS6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
ALL INFO ABOUT THE THEMATIC FOLDER HERE
Hello dear members of TheFavouriteShowcase, friends and deviants,
These are the winners of our Monthly Theme COLOUR RED:
1st Place (130 points)
2nd Place (80 points)
3rd Place (50 points)
4th Place (25 points)
Congrats to all!
Thank you to all who voted The following deviants who faved this blo
FINAL - March Poll Period * CLOSED:icontransparentplz:FINAL - March Poll Period * CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello dear members, watchers and visitors
This is the new way to find our winner of our POLL SYSTEM: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED of this period!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins a 3 months sub, our usual prize.
Follow the RULES to VOTE...AND EVERYONE VOTING and ING THIS BLOG will enter a draw to win 100 . The participants may and should click the Favourite Button too - you have
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
Vote for your Favourite and Win 2000 PointsVote for your Favourite and Win 2000 Points7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So all of the nominations have been submitted, viewed, sorted and counted - now for the fun part.....VOTING
So here is how it works.....
There are 5 Categories;
A - Portrait
B - Animal
C - Still Life
E - TV & Movies
In each of the categories you have nominated up to 13 pieces of work from 2014 that are your favourites. Each of these will be given a number from 1 to 13. All you now have to do is vote for your favourite in each category by leaving a comment below (example A1, B3, C5, D8, E1) you can only vote for 1 drawing in each category, you can vote for your own and ask friends, family, cousins, dogs and cats to vote for you also - you must also 'Fave' this journal - So hear are the nominations
Category - Portrait
A1 - A2 -
7 Colors Challenge FeatureThe 7 Days Color Challenge ended last Friday and now it's time for features and winners!7 Colors Challenge Feature3 months 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
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
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).2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Battle by Palmer0047 Insanity by Humannisart Bluejay Sentinel by DarkAcey
Mechanical Angst by tiamat9 Girl With The Blue Spiraling Flowers by MarinaHanaSuki
Featuring Favourites XXVIIFeaturing Favourites XXVII2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thorin Oakenshield by FinngualaRadagast by kehchoonwee:thumb347032663:Bofur by TatharielCreations:thumb351432304:
Radagast and Company by Paperflower86At Your Service by Kinko-WhiteSmaug the Golden by Kinko-WhiteGandalf the Grey by panos4657
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
2012-12-25_benedict_cumberbatch_cop by HollywoodieI Owe You a Fall by N0rkssherlock by Sampl3dBeansSherlock by eLfankaMIND THE GAP by aidadada
Broken Mirror-Preface by ymymyBrothers by WuLiao-YuziSHERLOCK by lordofthepiratesVamp!lock for Petratodd by SempaikoSherlock's tears by 403shiomiFairy Tales by kimberly80Doctor who: Clara on Daguerreotype by DameEleusys
Sherlock Colors by EatToastVerita lux mea by A-Little-Night-MusicThe Omnivorous Reader by RileyStark:thumb353498089::thumb355181631:Thorin by art-imaginations
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
King Moriarty by dongomSketchbook: Cat (2) by CheshindaThe girl who waited by kleineHerzMitchell (Aidan Turner) by thewholehorizonSnow by Loga90
the timelords by littleulvarpond by littleulvarThe First Doctor - William Hartnell by The-Art-of-Ravenwolf:thumb3563619
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
Friday Journal FeatureTime for another Friday Journal Art Feature! A compilation of inspiring pieces I've found over the last week or so.Friday Journal Feature5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
As always, if you know of an artist or piece that you believe should be featured, send me a comment or note. Recs are always appreciated.
Spring melancholy by OlgaCherkasova Athens by takmaj
Historia Vitae Magistra by randallstuartpeik Nala necklace Earrings Jewelry Set by SurgingWaves between land and ocean II by a-b-n
tritone throat by Cole-y BLACK SHEEP by getcarter Petals by Gyossaith
Horse by danstep Margo by apalkin I disappear by tsukiko-kiyomidzu
Waiting by Stranger-bot Apstractsun by Kolorita Just Carolina (Po prostu Karolina) by bohomaz13 Julianna by KanchanCollage
Taya 7 by bkitten1 Tomato Crab by Dossium Torches Light the Western Sky by LASKANWLF
International Tiger Day + FeatureYesterday was International Tiger Day: an annual day of both celebration of the beauty of, and awareness of the plight of, tigers. Tiger populations around the globe have plummeted due to hunting, habitat loss and climate shifts. 100 years ago there were more than 100,000 tigers left in the wild. Today their numbers sit at a meagre 3,200. Three subspecies of tiger have already gone extinct. The remaining 6 subspecies are either endangered or critically endangered. In a decade, they may all be completely extinct from the wild. They've lost over 90% of their habitat, and the shifting climate is threatening to remove what little we've left them. If we don't mitigate the impacts of climate change now, the Sundarbans (their largest remaining stronghold) will be under water in 50 years. It's not a problem for our granchildren: many of us will live to see this.International Tiger Day + Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In order to save them, we need to mitigate their impacts on their environment and that of the rest of the ecosystem. We need to work
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
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
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 )
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
August FeatureDear :iconthefavouriteshowcase: - members!August Feature1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is my official July-Feature
Digital various Fanart
The Idea of this feature
As you all know, we are a group with the main aim to give as many artists as possible the exposure they deserve!
So play a game with me (some of you might already know my game ) :
Pick at least three works of the feautred works that you really like. Try to pick works you don't know already
Give a comment to let the artist know you liked the work.
Check the artists gallery and maybe you fav and comment on another picture as well
The 'Method'I'm often asked if I use a projector, a printed canvas or grid for my paintings.The 'Method'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To be blunt, the answer is simple 'no'.
I do use several vertical & horizontal lines as the guide to put the object in the right position
only when the canvas is big(over 1m high).
The reason I don't use those technical methods is simple;
I'm an old-fashioned man!
I consider myself more of an old craftsman than an artist in modern-day concept.
For me, practicing and perfecting my craft is as important as creating a good piece of art.
Some people say the process doesn't matter as long as you have a good outcome, but I don't believe that.
I don't feel completely happy with the outcome even though it looks near-perfect if I don't feel that my hard work is involved.
I may work much faster and easier if I use a projector or a printed canvas,
but I'd rather train myself harder and harder to be a more skilled and versatile painter.
After all, you won't need to spend that much money on buying a projector and print
6 months dA subscription giveaway and more prizesBefore Xmas I'll give a 6 months dA subscription + 3 months dA subscription + points.6 months dA subscription giveaway and more prizes2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconlucasparolin: 6 months dA subscription + 10 points
:iconrafa-insane: 3 months dA subscription
Thank you all who have participated and suggested beautiful works.
Merry Xmas to all!
Follow these simple rules:
- Fave this journal (I'll use Random.org to draw a number and this will give you a number in the favourites list);
- Comment below and let me know which are your favourite artists/friends on dA and your favourite art (if you are already a premium member you can use the deviations' thumbs):
Hi, there are really amazing artists here:
I love mostly the pencil artists like AmBr0 , XRlS , retransmission , ronmonroe , twincestoxa or acjub but I also love photography like
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 25WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 253 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Darragh..... by ZaphodX23Gazette - Reita by ichigonekogirl
Michael and Anahita (The Autumnal Equinox) by Aty-S-Behsam2012 United States Election Escutcheon by BuckleyTypographicsCommission: Alaude by Jibari-chanHyozanryu by AlexRose312
Maggy by Jenniej92:thumb297784458:The Wanderer by feainne:thumb287033820:
BLS: Envoy of the Beginning by AlexRose312Leona Lewis by elenouska15Sherlock Holmes by phoenix132Mila Kunis by Cindy-R
Wet by AmBr0Carmen by ChristinaMandySketch Card : NIALL HORAN by blessyo4Victor Creed by SchizophrenicUnicorn
:thumb285864643:In the night by PhaedrisElle Driver (AKA Californian Mountain Snake) by Paul-Shanghai
Deep Trouble WIP by BuckleyTypographicsDaisy by SquirrelGirl15Kaiden Hawke by ErinM31
Some say... by ViviDybowski:thumb329146356:-+-Late evening-+- by TalviEnkeli
Babydoll by xxsensiHigh Tea delights by Darklight-phoenixThe Lost Paradise by feainne
BlueJay by LovelySparrow'Scarlet Used to be an Innocent Girl...' by Aty-S-BehsamQueens Of Metal II by ArtGoldArt
:thumb328840037:Deshi Basara by ISG-ArtIan Somerhalder as Damon II by Ilojleen
Kill Bill (Part 1) by Paul-ShanghaiSketch Card : HOLMES by blessyo4:thumb328188152:
.:Xena:. by ChristinaMandyFlow by rahultokasRobert Cornell Jr by visualwings
:thumb322576814:Black Forest by Darklight-phoenixgive me more by LovelySparrow
-+-Siren's possession-+- by TalviEnkeliNiall by SquirrelGirl15Stranger #57 by SpringzArt
All Of These Dreams by OonaghAncaireBattleW A R R I O R by robdolbsIn the Water by OonaghAncaireBattle