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 Muse1 year 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
Artist's Toolbox: Watercolor equipment IIArtist's Toolbox: Watercolor equipment II2 years 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.
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
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 Cana9/113 years ago in Personal More Like This
Awesome Stock: Male Stock ModelsAwesome Stock: Male Stock Models1 year 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
Presents for Breylon - Please read!itisme1109 is a member of Artistle .Presents for Breylon - Please read!3 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.
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
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!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
'DANG, That's Some Good Acorn Squash' RecipeMy new year's resolution is to eat more vegetables. Although I love the idea of going vegetarian or vegan, I know deep down in my heart that I simply love sweet mesquite BBQ ribs too much. So I compromised and told myself I would eat more vegetables to balance out my omnivore ways.'DANG, That's Some Good Acorn Squash' Recipe6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Squash! It's not just for putting by your front door in the fall!
Preheat oven to 400*F and place the rack in the middle.
Cut the squash in half and scoop out the insides.
Cut a small piece off of the bottom of the round side of each half, so that they don't roll around on the pan when facing up.
In a bowl, or in one of the squash halves if you're lazy, mix:
2 teaspoons margarine
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 clove garlic finely chopped (or a small squeeze of garlic paste in a tube)
1/2 tsp salt
Less than half a teaspoon, to taste:
Ground black pepper
"Italian seasoning" Which can include oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, sage (if you have those as se
Kiriban (caught) and Art FeatureHello everyone ,Kiriban (caught) and Art Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'd like to do a kiriban* at 4123 pageviews. The one catching it, will receive a drawing from me. Please upload the screenshot to .I'd like to feature some art here. If you know some art, I should feature, please comment. To make it a little more interesting, don't say 'me'.
As it's still some clicks to go,
The kiriban was caught by the lovely :iconArlesienne:
Tumbolia I by shoughad Des Irrsinns Braut by Daforuk
wanderlust by elveaa Hongsabaht by primiita :thumb338214153: wondering angel by draworwhat Flower by Sprogainiite Unibra by Nomers
cutieee by Fynnova Love me by ClarasNisse Hatter cat by SottoPK Memories of winter by arximet Follow the Chain by mZahn
Lend me some money by deenet :thumb2
Secret Santa EventJan30/15 Update from Viv:Secret Santa Event8 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
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
Nom Nom 24#Nom Nom 24#3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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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
Amazing Eyes Featured!!Amazing Eyes Featured!!2 years 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
How I Got Started...A journal entry from a friend prompted me to think about my beginnings as a mask maker. When I started making masks about 25 years ago (wow!) it was totally on a whim. I was born drawing. My fantasy art, when I was a kid, was pretty standard stuff (dragons, unicorns, things with wings) but I always had a good sense of design and color. I'd been dabbing in leather art...doing tooling on archery bracers and things of that nature. Nothing particularly spectacular or uncommon really but it ~was~ a good thing that I concentrated on tooling and carving first because I perfected my technique in that respect long before the masks happened.How I Got Started...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Back then, NO ONE made masks out of heavy leather with detailed tooling. It just wasn't done. Masks of leather were either thick and plain or thin and swirly/curly in the Venetian style. People used molds for the thick masks, and molds press and mar carving. People used their hands shaping the thin leather, but obviously the thin leather wasn't suitabl
Macro Spotlight Vol. 133MarcosRodriguez'sMacro Spotlight Vol. 13310 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 133
We Came Here For Our Dreams
-Softness Art- vol.VIJoin us! :iconsoftness-art:-Softness Art- vol.VI3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cuppycake Love by LaurenGibsonButterfly by Kameolynn
For You by IsacGoulartNew York - Up by DarkSaiF:thumb200882755:
Dots and Stars by Cute-And-BrightMinimalistic Drop by danschpuzzles and games by JeanFan
Longing For The Day by MyLifeThroughTheLens352 by NigritaBells by fly10
Macaroons by Alessia-Izzo:thumb282686321:Ola by wladcakotow
s p r i n g by BOsKiKroKodyLThe Kitschest Bear by abey79355 by Nigrita
:thumb273582185:Sin Razon para Amar by roxagramaThe sun is dying by landscapes-flake
Swirling by AimishBoyMagic Trio by ravadorEndless Possibility by Thomas-Koidhis
Gentle by x-MysticStar-xCalm Turmoil by DrewHopperReturn to the beginning by Glenn-Crouch
The Winter Dream by nnIKOOSecretly by BlackCocktailGiselle's Dream 05 by MonicaEng
It was freezing by valkeejaHannah II by brandfreakinnewlightness by tjasa
Silent Film Shoot 4 by caitlinbellahKaisa by timpuraseduce by LittleFlair
.: know :. by biszkopciikBlissful Stories by Jedi-Dameshining lights by nilgunkara
:thumb282377398:Post by kearonei want his wings by dionn-k
001 by TamarViewStudioAuf Kurs by Snowfall-lullabyHi by Abdulazizmuseib
The Dance of Shadows and Light by DeingeL:thumb273580261:Snack by Joycelinn
lullaby by sayraIlluminated Soul II by TamaraWill:thu
When You Have Faith....When You Have Faith....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
sunlight by friday-forever dark paradise by delskooo
morning by delskooo Edge of Desire by catch---22 Ray of the sun by AnnaMazur
Sunset on the beach by AljoschaThielen nature-the key to understand" by tipoe make a wish by Blaumohn
Lisa by jfphotography my heart is yours by vewolff The beauty tree by m-e-a-d-o-w
Peepo by Slushy-Pye I dream. by uglybug Graceful by x-a-e
metamorphosis by mebilia Blooming by Nora-Sims cold heart. .. by light-from-Emirates
stardust by CocoaDesert call by prismes I wasn't born to fit in, by Last-Delight
Husband lost at sea by inessa-emilia Words by Rebeca-Cygnus P.S. by iNeedChemicalX
full moon by photographybyfallon Colors of the wind by astridle :thumb267572606:
:thumb265597514: 018. ...but the beginning by karinelips . . . a silent dream . . . by phoenixgraphixstudio
ProjectPorkchop Vol278ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol2782 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Haytham Kenway by Guzzardi
"After the Rain" by AquaSixio
Artwork by Kris-Kamikakushi | Hunger Games art feature:
"Imprint" by DestinyBlue
ArtisanCrafts SecretSanta - CLOSED TO JOININGEdit 10/30/2013ArtisanCrafts SecretSanta - CLOSED TO JOINING2 years 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
Non-Photography Feature Nr. 118Artists of the Week:Non-Photography Feature Nr. 1181 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Starlight by Kinko-White Nine by Kinko-White Walking in Starlight by Kinko-White Oak Tree by Kinko-White
Thranduil by Kinko-White The One Ring by Kinko-White Mithrandir by Kinko-White
Gandalf the Grey by Kinko-White 221B by Kinko-White Arkenstone by Kinko-White
Discoveries of the Week:
Illustration Friday - Warrior by nati Lost Ashes (video) by Selenada Lone Explorer by AkaSling The Snowdrop by SandraHultsved
Blessed Are Those by SAB687 Float On by FQPhotography Mermaid Series: Royal Abode by SusanLight
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