Sipping tea with your Muse Only by fostering a facility with the vocabulary of your artistic medium of choice, can you begin to really free yourself to be open to being creative with it.Sipping tea with your Muse10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The size of that vocabulary is another matter, and that’s about growth, improvement and development. These are important as well, and intricately linked to creativity, in parallel (more on that in a future article). But first let’s talk simply about the genesis aspect of art.
Remember when you were in high school, doodling in the margins of your notebooks? Ballpoint pen and edges of blue-lined notebooks, with half an ear listening to the lesson of the day? There was a familiarity in that setting, and ease that you moved through when you sketched these throwaway doodles. Every once in a while you’d accidentally make one that you’d really like, and you’d save that scrap of paper with notes on American History melding into the lines of a drawing of your D&D charac
Amsterdam Devmeet - 1st July More specified locations - preciezere locaties (thanks Myrddhin for pointing out the ambiguity! )Amsterdam Devmeet - 1st July3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Less than two weeks to go - nog minder dan twee weekjes wachten!
On Sunday 1st July, I will be organising a devmeet in Amsterdam! Ever wanted to meet your fellow deviants? Join us on this (hopefully) sunny Sunday afternoon for a lunch, a babble and maybe artistic endeavours and dA goodies... if you can bring your camera, sketchbook, portfolio, whatever you have
We will meet at 1 pm at the Central Station (specifically, at the Hema next to the Starbucks, at the southern side where the west and mid tunnels under the platforms join), from where we'll walk to the Leids square to find a nice place to have lunch and hang out. I'm working on a plan B in case of bad weather.
Please comment if you'd like to come, and feel free to ask any questions
Cymae will even be flying over from New Zealand, so I'm co
ArtisanCrafts SecretSanta - CLOSED TO JOININGEdit 10/30/2013ArtisanCrafts SecretSanta - CLOSED TO JOINING1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is your LAST CHANCE TO JOIN! I will be accepting participants until 11:59PM tonight!
If for some reason you couldn't get a note to me before then and you still want to join tomorrow on October 31st 2013, Please send me a note ASAP and I will try to get you in!
I changed the section pertaining to how you should send me your address - please check out the new information and re-send your address to me via note if needed.
Also - check the link next to your name in the list of participants and ensure that it links to the correct information. If it does not please comment or send me a note!
Slight update to the "how it works" section - swapped some dates around a little bit so that this makes more sense A. for being a Christmas thing and B. now that I changed it to be more surprise-oriented
Artist's Toolbox: Watercolor equipment IIArtist's Toolbox: Watercolor equipment II1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools
In the first week of Artist's Toolbox, we discussed basic Watercolor Equipment such as paper, brushes and paints. Second week's article presents additional tools, equipment that some artists use to enhance their watercolor creations or just for the fun of it, however none of them is crucial to create a watercolor painting.
I divided these tools into two categories - those used to Create Highlights and those used to Create Textures. Bottom part of this article belongs to our watercolorists and their Personal Experience regarding additional tools.
Secret Santa EventJan30/15 Update from Viv:Secret Santa Event4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hey guys, hope you all had fun with our little event! The month long wait we promised for postage has passed, so now I'll be posting the match-ups (even though most of you already know) and who I have/haven't heard from yet.
We'd love to see pics of everyone's gifts, so please send them on in and we'll display them in the group gallery!
If I haven't heard from you regarding sending out your gift, please contact me asap via note - I'll be making floater gifts for those who didn't manage for whatever reason. Please note if you don't get back to me, you will be blacklisted for next year, and not allowed to participate.
Brookette -> rainismysunshine Gift received
Aryiea -> Thinker4567 Update required - gift sent, unknown if received.
MissCloverfield -> Beltaneh
Everything about knotting...Friendship Bracelet Sites:Everything about knotting...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tutorials, Patterns, Generators, Community, Gallery and more!
Tutorials for Standard Style and Patterns
Die Knüpfwerkstatt: http://www.knuepfwerkstatt.de.vu (german)
Tutorials for various styles and Patterns
Heather's Friendship Bracelets: http://hbernb.atspace.com/
Macrame Collective: http://macramecollective.com/
Amazing Collective of Knot Artists, Knot Aware News, Galleries, Biographies
Olga Macrame: http://www.olgasmacrame.com/
History, Mounting, Basic Knots, Patterns
Demure Design: http://www.demure-designs.com/
Knot ARTIST Sites:
Joan Babcock's: http://www.joanbabcock.com/
Ed Bing Lee's: http://www.edbinglee.com/
Fanboy Expo Con!Hey all! I am here at the Fanboy Expo con with my sister in Tampa and we had the most incredible day. I got to meet Greg Ellis. GREG ELLIS! I was so nervous, awkward and I seriously couldn't stop myself from being a bumbling idiot since the only words running through my head at incredible speed that was looping over and over again was something like "Oh my God I am here talking with Greg Ellis-like TALKING WITH GREG ELLIS OMG I AM HERE TALKING WITH GREG ELLIS..." and it was kinda hard to register much else between that and my heart racing. He was incredibly nice and very appreciative of his fans and since I happened to be the only one there at the time (most folks were still at work I believe or caught in some insane traffic due to an accident) he actually invited me to sit down and have a chat. I am glad I was offered a seat since my legs and gravity weren't working too well for me the longer he talked. I gave him a gift art-the pencil drawingFanboy Expo Con!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
9/11It seems a lifetime ago that something happened on this day to change the lives of so many people. It's easy to go about daily routine and mundane life and forget the trauma of the past. Yet in so many ways it still touches us now, even without us realizing it. Trawling through an airport today is very different to what it was over ten years ago. In some ways, that's a good thing. That we are more aware now of what aspects of the world can do to us, is a good thing. That we had to suffer such loss and destruction to humanity is, of course, not. September 11th 2001 was so big that nearly everybody has a story to tell. Nearly everybody knows somebody who knows somebody who knows someone who was there, or was nearby, or died. Even more people know a soldier that has since fought in a war born of the events of that day. Loss of life continues even now. For me, the horror was that my Grandparents were on the next plane flying into New York right after the attacks. They were grounded in Cana9/112 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nom Nom 24#Nom Nom 24#2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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General Photography Daily Deviations for July 2012General Photography Daily Deviations for July 20123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
ship by PYFF
.From Ashes.IV. by Psychosomaticc
Ballerina by Laura-Ferreira
Meet the sea by iTaylie
Milky Picnic by Siilin
Rocking Horse and the Baby Dolls by KayleighJune
.... by IlonaShevchishina
On the book by bwoman2008
Karbala 6 by alialnasser
Vitamin A by Attila-Le-Ain
konchilis' sni by Eliara
Yogurt with berries by LilyBrilliant
Rainbow hearts ... by aoao2
Never gonna leave this bed. by Gingershots
Diamond Jubilee Cupcakes by Slairea
5/365 - Make Believe by xChristina27x
Ceci n'est pas une pipe. by Tooga
B II by mniami
Splash! by StopScreamGraphy
Monday by colpewole
Oblivion FeatureOblivion Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion is one of my favourite games of all time, surpassed only by Morrowind, and I've been planning for a long time to put together a feature with original artwork. Unfortunately, it is very hard to find genuine fan art since almost all Oblivion-related deviations on dA are game screenshots (or manipulations thereof), and I found only a limited number of devs I could use.
Oblivion is an open-ended first-person RPG with an expansive and detailed world, released in 2006. The central plot revolves around the efforts to thwart the fanatical cult Mythic Dawn that plans to open the gates to the demonic realm of Oblivion. In addition to the extensive main quest, there are quest lines for several guilds, and many side missions. Despite being less diversified and immersive than Morrowind, the incredible amount of quality third-party add-ons add a lot of scope and replay value to the game.
Story and Characters
The lack of an heir fo
F.A.Q. to ruhelp---F.A.Q. to ruhelp11 years ago in Personal More Like This
Если кому-то нужна помощь на русском языке.
Если вам задают вопрос, ответ на который уже есть в нашем FAQ, вам достаточно дать ссылку на соответствующий пункт в ruhelp. Сделать
Presents for Breylon - Please read!itisme1109 is a member of Artistle .Presents for Breylon - Please read!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
She shared the moving story of her nephew with AlexanderPaupoff and me, and we instantly knew what we had to do.
from itisme1109 :
Breylon has Myoneurogastointestinal Disorder and Encephalopathy(MNGIE) which is a type of mitochondrial disease. Basically, all this medical mumbo jumbo means that his body doesn't produce enough energy to keep his body functioning. This lead to many other serious issues with Breylon's health including but not limited to seizures, brain deterioration, and intestinal failure. He is only 4 years old, and he has spent a large portion of his life in the hospital, most recently Dec. 2 through Dec. 19. This will be his last hospitalization since his parents made the difficult decision to move him to complete hospice care.
Amazing Eyes Featured!!Amazing Eyes Featured!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
I found a lot of amazing eyes artworks in deviantArt and that makes me want to dedicate this journal for those amazing artists!!!
if you like these artworks don't hesitate to fave it or even watch the artist!
let's show our support for each other
Still Life Stills Features ChocolateCocoa mass was used originally in Mesoamerica both as a beverage and as an ingredient in foods. Chocolate played a special role in both Maya and Aztec royal and religious events. Priests presented cacao seeds as offerings to the gods and served chocolate drinks during sacred ceremonies. All of the areas that were conquered by the Aztecs that grew cacao beans were ordered to pay them as a tax, or as the Aztecs called it, a "tribute".Still Life Stills Features Chocolate3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Europeans sweetened and fattened it by adding refined sugar and milk, two ingredients unknown to the Mexicans. By contrast, the Europeans never infused it into their general diet, but have compartmentalized its use to sweets and desserts. In the 19th century, Briton John Cadbury developed an emulsification process to make solid chocolate, creating the modern chocolate bar. Although cocoa is originally from the Americas, today Western Africa produces almost two-thirds of the world's cocoa, with Côte d'Ivoire growing almost half of it.
Full article c
Un cuento de hadas sueco - Ilustrado El alce Skutt y la princesa TuvstarrUn cuento de hadas sueco - Ilustrado3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Quizá hayas estado alguna vez en los grandes bosques, y quizá hayas visto algunos de esos pequeños lagos tan negros, extraños y mágicos, y tan escondidos entre los bosques, que casi dan miedo. Todo está en calma, y los abetos y los pinos están muy juntos, rodeando silenciosamente el estanque. A veces, tímida y cuidadosamente te asomas un poquito guiado por la curiosidad de conocer qué es lo que se esconde en las negras profundidades. También allí, reflejado en las aguas, crece un bosque igualmente curioso y sosegado como el anterior. Pero los dos bosques nunca han podido hablarse el uno al otro. Y eso es lo más extraño. Cerca de la orilla del lago, fuera del agua, crecen montoncitos blandos de hierbas cubiertos con musgo verdoso y marrón, y encima de todo hay unas flores peludas, pequeñas y blancas. Todo está en calm
People & Portraits Exposed #1Sometimes it's difficult to know where best to place your People & Portraiture Photography. Along with my fellow general photography CVs I've started to look into what defines the various People & Portraiture Galleries on deviantART - and we've noticed a real inconsistency with what photographers classify as emotive/spontaneous/self portraits and so on. Hopefully this weekly series of articles will help to change that, and challenge those of us who are unsure - to think outside the box when categorizing our work.People & Portraits Exposed #13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hannes by fal-nameDaydreaming v.3 by bwaworga
Infants & Children
Awesome Stock: Male Stock ModelsAwesome Stock: Male Stock Models7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Crusader STOCK II by PhelanDavion Warriors 17 by CathleenTarawhiti
Crouching-Sneeking 03 by Null-Entity Firebending 1 [C] by MostlyGuyStock Mopp (6) by anyman82
Operator Soldier Stock - 39 by Nemesis-19 Yayo by borisspears Lormet-Cultural-Dancer-0294sml by Lormet-Images
Sword Pose 18 by deswitath
Cemetery Tears Stock 75 by LadyxBoleyn Gray Wizard 2014-01-01 02 by skydancer-stock Netley Abbey Photoshoot 35 by LadyxBoleyn
Finrod's Travels - diaryFinrod's Travels - diary8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I decided to keep a travel diary for them, so you all know where they are in the moment Those who already had them, PLEASE upload your photos, so I can add them here! It can be in your scraps if you don't want to spam your main gallery, but we would all like to see the awesome locations where the Noldor have been, right, family? Remember that you can still take photos of your figure when you go somewhere interesting, even if you already sent the others further!
APRIL 2013: Slovakia with :icondreams-of-arda:
MAY 2013: Montenegro with :icondragonrider3:
The Noldor arrived! by VisAnastasis
Into the unknown by VisAnastasisOldresh church in Nikshich by VisAnastasis
.mother i'm.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i worry about
but still living
inside me i
(gonna build you up nice and bitter)
Daily Literature Deviations for March 15, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for March 15, 20123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for March 15th, 2012
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the features and congratulate the artists!
For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
of your pieces featured by DLD please note LiliWrites.
We will include you and your piece in a special recognition n
The New Mobile Deviation PageThe deviation page on the mobile website has just gotten a huge uplift!The New Mobile Deviation Page11 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
In uplifting the mobile deviation page, we re-evaluated what the most important functions and information on the deviation page were, and altered the page to present them in the most easily accessible way. From there, the deviation page was given a visual refresh for ease, clarity, and simplicity.
Features that were previously hidden and accessed by a "More" button can now be accessed without any page shifting, allowing the art to be the focus, and making for a seamless, user-friendly experience. More From This Artist becomes much more visible as well, encouraging viewers to tap through to see more of your art, and Featured Groups and other features are just a tap away.
In addition, a tab has been added so that viewers can easily watch or contact an artist from the deviation page, making it easier than ever to interact in the midst of your browsing experience.
Moy akkaunt / My AccountQ200: Почему картинка моего ID на первой странице искажена?Moy akkaunt / My Account7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Q162: Что за буквы C, N, D, F, J, H и М наверху моей страницы?
Q113: Могу ли я удалить мою страницу на deviantART?