DevWebdesign 2012Dear watchers, members and creatives!DevWebdesign 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
The year almost ends and we've all survived Dec. 21 A good reason to show and feature the top 5 in webdesign, we have got in 12 months. It was very hard to select the best of the best, because we have so many good designs in our group. Thank you for all your entrys! Have fun, and keep creative in 2013!
Przeznaczenie - tv series by RAFi-PL Hannibal Media Website by carl913 Gaming Layout WIP by cPl92 Windsolution website by PapciuZiom Hedonis Creation web by hedonis-pl
Assassins Creed 3 Re-Design by Tropfich PC Partner by rozmin :thumb297373457: Organic PSD Template by DaJyDesigns Respeterate Theme by F-l-a-g
Jungle positioning Landing Page by sk8s Megamall by Atava :thumb303181449: Photomin - Responsive HTML Template by ZERGEV Quad Company by Carl06
Zimballo Kindergarten Website layout 02 by SebastianKlammer Medal of Honor Warfighter Re-Design by Tropfich Kids Playground by ant7 Pixel Studio - Premium Website Template - Dark by DaJyDesigns :thum
Nom Nom #7 CocktailsNom Nom #72 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How to get popular around deviantArt - tutorialI don't have the slightest f*ckin idea.How to get popular around deviantArt - tutorial8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Is there a technique?
Some people have told me to do lots of fanart, like... great freaky fanart like Dan Luvisi or Dave Rapoza style.
What do I think:
I think that people in majority don't have the slightest idea about image construction. Composition, color balance, values, design, etc, etc. They don't know shit. But they have a feeling about how things should look like and they like shit around, because of a ...gut feeling. That feeling is all the things above that I mentioned but without really knowing they exist. Is like. When you have a feeling you shouldn't do something, because it feels wrong. Well that's your instinct telling you "you don't know shit about this, but somethings up that you didn't study for son".Why do I think people like fanart:
Fanart is about characters we already know and that we're all fans about. Like popular characters. People like those characters, know those characters and above all, LOVE those characters. A
Artists who inspires me Part 3This feature belongs to artists and their works, wich are a really Inspiration for me. I only want to thank you with a little feature!Artists who inspires me Part 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
Part 1: http://kaaaay.deviantart.com/journal/Artists-who-inspires-me-272540835
Part 2: http://kaaaay.deviantart.com/journal/Artists-who-inspires-me-Part-2-298922640
Have a look
:iconMarcelaB: - MarcelaBolivar
:iconKeid: - Keid
:icon3mmI: - 3mmI
:iconSerkenil: - Serkenil
Forgotten Mischief by Serkenil Humble The Siren by Serkenil
:iconkubicki: - kubicki
60593 (The Blind Leader) by kubicki 60543 by kubicki 60538 by kubicki
:iconPixelnase: - Pixelnase
The Shell by Pixelnase Planet - Surrealz by Pixelnase Flying Brain by Pixelnase
:iconFlobelebelebobele: - Flobelebelebobele
This Means War by Flobelebelebobele God's Protection by Flobelebelebobele Have you read the news? by Flobelebelebobele
:icondrfranken: - drfranken
St Leger by drfranken Nomads by drfranken Mutwa by drfranken
:iconDani-Owergoor: - :devDan
The Night Time is the Right TimeI've received premium membershipThe Night Time is the Right Time2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm making new artfolio. Soon you will see it :3
Do you noticed that when stock photo is too good or something, it is useless? So, dears - be a bit imperfect. It will be better, isn't it? :>
Now let's see amazing pieces of art!
Rite Of Agni by ecoban07 The Darkness is Coming... by Miguel-oliveira
Special thanks to:
Recently I entered to :iconphotomanipulated:'s challenge. Check this out:
:thumb333129197: Gods hand by msriotte :thumb333579766:
In next journal - watcher's feature, don't miss it ;D.
Facebook is bad for artists?I had some interesting findings after posted a poll on DA regarding my Facebook Fan Page. Many have commented that they are against Facebook and discourage me from posting art over there due to various reasons, and one of them due to the possibility of having my art being used freely by this social media site. So here are my thoughts based on my experience running a FB page for a year.Facebook is bad for artists?2 months ago in Personal More Like This
The main reason for me to set up a facebook page, is to extend my fanbase beyond DA, to the not so artist-oriented demographics. I have been using DA, and only DA, as my art HQ for the past decade and will always be. Facebook is acting as an outpost to connect with my fans in a more responsive manner due to the convenience of making posts, replies, making announcements and sharing images. Honestly, it is not my intention to choose between DA and FB, but to use both concurrently for different purposes.
So far I have not encountered any incident of FB using my images for advertising or any other comm
Animation Tools and Plugins (Flash)I've compiled a list of useful extensions and plugins for flash animators. You can also view this list on my tumblr, in case formatting got screwed up: http://zedrin-stormshock.tumblr.com/post/39765359684/flash-animation-toolbox-guideAnimation Tools and Plugins (Flash)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To install these plugins, download them, open up your Extension Manager, click ‘install’, and select the .zxp or .mxp file. There should be a description in each file of where to enable the plugin in Flash.
Toon Monkey (David Wolfe)
These are a collection of tools to suit your fancy. Most of them do single functions, so read their descriptions and decide what would be useful. I've listed some of the ones I recommend.
For assets and puppet rigging, I would recommend libAppend and Search and Replace, which allow you to rapidly name and rename symbols.FrameEDIT and FrameEXIT make editing nested symbols easier by taking
Merrell Diorama Contest Semi-FinalistsIn the Merrell Diorama Contest, we challenged you to depict your favorite fall memory in a shoebox diorama. Your visions were brought to life, and beautifully so! Thank you for sharing your memories with us. The following Semi-Finalists have been chosen by our judges and will now be sent to Merrell's Vice President of Global Marketing, who will choose the top three Finalists.Merrell Diorama Contest Semi-Finalists2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The 22 Semi-Finalists will each receive:
$50 USD iTunes Gift Card
DeviantART Gear T-Shirt of Winner's choice (subject to availability)
800 deviantART Points
Three-month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
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Featured artThis is art you really should take a look at!Featured art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Evolution by Bea-Sniper Coca cola world by MarinelSheu
Fly up, up and away by Neighya Fantasy Friends by MagicWisp Breakfast by Flobelebelebobele
:thumb298139989: Jump by Rafaelll90 Singe by ggrozny
**UPDATE #6** - HOW I AM GIVING AWAY 100 PREMIUMSPlease this Journal so everyone can see it!**UPDATE #6** - HOW I AM GIVING AWAY 100 PREMIUMS2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello again, everyone! Just over a month ago, I posted **UPDATE #5** - GOAL REACHED WE HAVE 63,600 POINTS. With Christmas just 5 days away, many of you have been anxiously waiting to see how I give away the 100 Premium Memberships.
For those of you who do not know, I, winehaus am collecting 63,600 points in order to give 100 3-month premium memberships to other deviants this holiday season. The purpose is for you and other deviants to donate and spread the word and holiday cheer!
In the last couple of updates, I urged everyone to vote on THIS POLL and let me know how you wanted the premium memberships to be given. The response was amazing! At the time of posting this, we have 1,550
Billy Blue Change Your World WinnersBilly Blue Change Your World Winners8 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
In the Billy Blue Change Your World contest, we asked you to take something from the world around you and improve it, and the winners are in. Paul Brafield, Billy Blue College of Design Head of Academic Studies, picked the three winners who best changed their worlds!
Read Paul's comments below and check out the winning deviations. Each of our winners are taking home some amazing prizes, and the grand prize winner will get a trip to Hobart and free entry to the Museum of Old and New Art! Thank you to everyone who participated!
How To Deal With ART BLOCKSOk, if you guys are still wondering, this post may help you. Its just a way I go on about it.How To Deal With ART BLOCKS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, what is an art block? Just like writer's block, an artist gets an art block. Its a state where you either; can't think of anything to draw, your drawings turn out crap, you're just not getting your drawings right, or just uninspired.
So how do I deal with it?
The very first thing you MUST do is to actually STOP DRAWING. This is your brain telling you to take a break.
If you force yourself out of an art block, it ALWAYS shows. It will look rushed or unthought of.
Second, is try and do something else NOT related to art/creativity... Go for a run, watch TV, read a book, play games, see friends etc.
Third; try and listen to music. Calm your brain and get rid of your thought process. Music is a way of simulation, sometimes you will get inspiration from it.
If you have an idea of what sort of thing you're after but just cant get it right in the end, this is where I think music helps. E
ChristMas Event!!AnnouncementsChristMas Event!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:reindeer: by MenInASuitcase Hello llama lovers! Since today is Christmas let's celebrate by giving gifts to our wonderful members!
To participate you have to pick a number between 1- 500. We will use Ramdom.org to pick numbers, if your number is selected you will be selected to receive a gift from us. We have 191 gifts to give away to 191 lucky members :shakegift: by DarreToBe
Emotilights by Mr-JauntyEmotilights by Mr-JauntyEmotilights by Mr-JauntyEmotilights by Mr-JauntyEmotilights by Mr-JauntyEmotilights by Mr-JauntyEmotilights by Mr-JauntyEmotilights by Mr-Jaunty
Rules to participate:
Turquoise Bullet - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Comment on this Journal with the number you picked between 1-500
Turquoise Bullet - F2U! by Drache-Lehre You must favorite our Event Image Christmnas Event Give-LlamaGetA-Llama by xHavick-Doptables
Turquoise Bullet - F2U! by Drache-Lehre You can't see what is inside the gift
Merrell Diorama Contest Winners AnnouncementContest ArticleMerrell Diorama Contest Winners Announcement2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
"Really liked the different perspective/point of view, made it stand out from the rest of the entries. Very unique idea that was well thought out. The various layers and colors of the fall trees captures how close a harvest moon appears to be just within reach."
$2,500 USD6,000 deviantART PointsA trip to attend a deviantMEET in either Portland, OR, or Seattle, WA, USA on March 16, 2013dA PRO Digital Artist BackpackA Print of your choice from
A Pepper in Every HomeI'm in Love:A Pepper in Every Home1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
It isn't just the incredible honor of having a Traditional Pepper drawing by Stanley " Artgerm " Lau, which in itself keeps me and everyone around me gazing in to her incredibly beautiful eyes..
... No, that's not the only reason. Owning a Pepper is a real treasure. This International Woman of Mystery has captured the hearts of some of today's most highly regarded digital artists. Her creator, Artgerm is easily the most popular artist on the Internet. His Gallery is filled with blockbuster art pieces. He achieves position #1 on the home page of deviantART with almost every submission to the site:
Apparel Collection: Raining IdeasIt’s so exciting when you’re in Creative Mode, and the ideas are just flowing out of you. It’s almost electric how one idea can spark the next and the next, and you’re creating as fast as your body can keep up. Don't hold it back! I created this shirt to shout from the clouds that it’s okay to let the ideas well up and storm onto your media! Share your ideas with your team, and let your collaborations really fill your mind and canvas with a deluge of output.Apparel Collection: Raining Ideas2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This illustration started with the intention of making a cute cloud into an energetic storm. I wanted the cloud to have the contour of a brain so the importance of the mind in the brainstorming process would be prevalent at first glance. The preliminary sketchbook drawings in ballpoint pen were a mix of adorable thunderheads and raining brains. Experimenting with the placement of the eyes and the shape of the cloud was fun. It was harder than I expected to get the sizes right and actually make the brai
Boosted Boards Best Thing Since Hover BoardsSo it's the year 2013 just about, and we don't have hover-boards yet. I'm just as bummed as you. But there's great news, because at least we have Boosted Boards!! This kick-ass project got kick-started with $450,000+ and my buddy Garry Tan over at Y Combinator got me an intro after I rode his beta-model. I'm such a fan...Boosted Boards Best Thing Since Hover Boards2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here's me riding the new model, Garry will be so jealous I got to ride it first! These long boards have the goods to hit 20+ mph up hill!!! If the limiters were off they could hit 60mph, but I felt really safe on this thing. It's so smooth and easy to drive... I haven't skateboarded in over a decade and look how easy I make it look!
Meeting Sanjay (CEO) and his co-founders M
Autumn colours and feelings featureAutumn colours and feelings feature10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Orange by Tamerlana Deceptive Fall by Tamerlana
golden sunset by MindShelves
Cobweb by Nitrok Indian Summer by Sortvind
sunset by zznzz Autumn Guard by Oer-Wout
Let Me Go by incolor16 Settle Down by Nelleke
forest magic by CarrotStalker Pareille a l'etre by Blossom-Lullabies
A Thousand Years by faintsmile28
Automnale. by andokadesbois
Beautiful Creatures Light Or Dark Semi-FinalistsIn the Beautiful Creatures Light or Dark Contest, we challenged you to decide the fate of Lena, a caster who must choose between light or dark in the new film Beautiful Creatures. The entries were amazing, showcasing the implications of either choice. Check out the top 25 pieces that rose to the top, and will now be sent to the authors of Beautiful Creatures, Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, who will decide these Semi-Finalists' fate!Beautiful Creatures Light Or Dark Semi-Finalists1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The remaining 20 Semi-Finalists will receive:
dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
Three-Month Premium Membership
2,000 deviantART Points
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Apparel Collection: ALL dAY EVERY dAY“ALL dAY EVERY dAY” represents the artist’s constant love for making art. This drive and determination is always working in the back of our minds, always noticing inspiring things, always adding notes and drawings to notebooks, and always thinking creatively. DeviantART is a wonderful, swirling artistic ecosystem with a fertile breeding ground for this never-ending creative spirit.Apparel Collection: ALL dAY EVERY dAY2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently at deviantART, we tried out a small-scale collaborative program, bringing in outside artists to illustrate pieces for the seasonal clothing line. For the piece ALL dAY EVERY dAY, I’m proud to introduce Tony Van Groningen, or tonybricker here on dA. It’s always a pleasure to hand an artistic brief off to an artist and have them come back with an exciting piece that can go a few rounds in collaborative sessions to make final. Working collaboratively brings multiple viewpoints to the drawing board and adds a great deal of richness to successful pieces.
BEST CONTEST. NO LESS. NO STRESS.:icondeadstickguy: HI, how u?BEST CONTEST. NO LESS. NO STRESS.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEJ8lpCQbyw :icondeadstickguy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tkwI05CI7M&list=HL1356372922
There can be only ONE who draws 1 of my Character the best.
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS DRAW ONE OF MY CHARACTERS.!
(if u cant draw dress up as one of them.)
or a PLANET (called Orelius, Trismegistus ,Planet Happy http://deadstickguy.deviantart.com/#/d5p6ufa )
or LOCATION or CITY, village.
or a COAT OF ARMS
The contest is ongoing. NO TIME LIMIT OR DEADLINE!
IF YOU NEED TO SEE MY CHARS, look at my Page or..
Just request a personal one from me.
The WINNER will recieve ART by me. (The character they drew me in there style.)
The best work I can do and whatever request they want.
*****The winner will be decided by vote to be fair.*****
HONEStLy u all are BLOWin my Balls of with your Work... 4 reals.. tyouallsodammuch
7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway!Last year, I was involved in another BirthdAy celebration with PurpelBlur and TimberClipse - which went rather well. So this year my brother and I are hosting a 7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway!7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Next week it's deviantART's 12th Birthday (only one more year of violating COPPA!), and to celebrate, lightpurge and myself will be giving away some fantastic prizes during Birthday Week.
What is it?
Each day of the week from August 1st to 7th, we will give away one thing from the deviantART prints or gear shop.
Dodge Dart Contest WinnersThe designers at Chrysler had some tough decisions to make. The semi-finalists in both of the Digital and Traditional categories presented a wide variety of approaches and techniques all inspired by the new Dodge Dart. The three winners for Digital and Traditional were selected after much deliberation and consideration. They will soon be on display in the lobby of the Dodge-Chrysler headquarters.Dodge Dart Contest Winners2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
When you first look at this mural you're amazed by the artistic use of color to create the scenic picture of the Dart and everywhere the Dart can take you. Then – to surprise you even more, when you look closer you realize that this ar
Something about dedication in drawing improvementUPDATED: 2013/11/02 Added 1 personal suggestion at the bottom...Something about dedication in drawing improvement9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Couple of days ago I came across a series of notes & quotes made my various Japanese artists on how to improve drawing. This was not really an article per say but more of cut & paste collection from different source, so the artists had very different background varying from manga-ka, animators & illustrators (including general illustration). While some of them did have specific approach in development, majority of them had 1 thing in common. Which is to weight the practice in quantity, in other word "draw as much as you can".
To me this was rather obvious cause I some what went through this practice earlier in my as I became so called "Artist". (Well that's what people call me and not what I personally feel...) Although the difference is that initially I didn't do it because I wanted to improvement but I just picked up pencil because I like drawing. But in any case their was couple of