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
.the sea.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
up on the
i lay in
of a whale
name in the
(in the corners of sand, dug my feet in)
Katsucon and Getting Beat UpHey y'all!Katsucon and Getting Beat Up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I'll be at Katsucon the weekend after this, for Friday only (just going down for the day with some friends). If you're awake at 9 am on Friday, you can catch me at the gazebo with the big Sakizou cosplay group! I'll be dressed as Alice, so just look for the Alice with the toy white rabbit. :3 Katsucon is in National Harbor, Maryland, at the fabulous Gaylord Hotel.
So that's all fun and good, but also I wanted to mention a thing on here about something I hear all the time. I get a lot of feedback from fans who, for reasons unknown to me, bemoan the fact that they wish they looked like me or were popular like me. Seriously. People say this. I can't count how many girls write to me and say they wished they were me, because they feel they're not pretty or outgoing enough. I have nothing but sympathy for young people, especially girls, who feel they aren't attractive or well-liked, or feel like outsiders in their school or social
TAROT!The Shadowscapes Tarot!TAROT!7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, I am going to have these actually published as a deck. I keep getting asked that, so I'll get it stated here right at the top. Read on below to the August 26th 2008 entry for details.
The Official Shadowscapes Tarot Website with detail closeups of many of the cards, information on publication updates, and prints of each image, can be found here: http://www.shadowscapes.com/Tarot
0 - The Fool: http://www.deviantart.com/view/8111663/
1 - The Magician: http://www.deviantart.com/view/8450791/
2 - The High Priestess: http://www.deviantart.com/view/8527230/
3 - The Empress: http://www.deviantart.com/view/9032581/
4 - The Emperor: http://www.deviantart.com/view/9074392/
5 - The Hierophant: http://www.deviantart.com/view/10805937/
6 - The Lovers: http://www.deviantart.com/view/10998209/
7 - The Chariot: http://www.deviantart.com/view/11994184/
8 - Strength: http://www.deviantart.com/view/12217922/
9 - The Hermit: http://ww
Rules + How to JoinThe instructions for starting out with the group are below, but first we’d like you to read our General Rules to understand how the group will be run.Rules + How to Join2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It’s a huge wall of text, we know, but don’t worry! Most of these are common sense and we’re sure you’ll follow them fine. And of course, if you have any questions feel free to comment below.
How to Join: Submitting a Character
Submitting Additional Characters
Departed and Deceased Characters
All entries must be uploaded to deviantART. Entries that cannot be uploaded to deviantART will not be accounted for. Pre-existing artwork created before the group opens will not be accepted; the only exception is for art appearing on your Character Reference Sheet. Event entries must be new for each individual Event and cannot be created before the Event begins.
References of TFPNOTICE: If Photobucket decides to die on us, I don't think I can do muchReferences of TFP3 years ago in Personal More Like This
NEW: Ultra Magnus (17 screenshots, not many since there was WAY TOO MUCH MOTION BLUR EVERYWHERE!)
I know Prime characters are difficult to draw due to their massive amount of details ect. ect. and Youtube quality is more or less very pixelated depending on who has uploaded episodes. So here's a bunch of screenshots for you to use as references. Only thing I ask is that don't share links directly to the images on photobucket, share this journal entry instead
HAVE FUN EXPLORING!
Impromptu contest!How are we all doing, Europe?! As summer is in full force right now, it's about time for another contest!Impromptu contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Submit your favorite summer art to the special Summer 2013 folder in our gallery, and we will award the best three submissions with a three months subscription or the equivalent in points (that's 636 points!).
We will also award two lucky deviants who add this blog to their favorites with 500 points! No strings attached. You don't even have to be a member of europeans to be eligible for this prize!
What would a contest be without some (boring) rules? To keep it simple and fun we've kept it limited to a few simple points:You need to be a member of europeans to participate in the contest;Any user of deviantART who favorites this blog is eligible to win the 500 points giveaway;Y
Art Giveaway - AND THE WINNERS ARE...Art Giveaway - AND THE WINNERS ARE...10 months ago in Personal More Like This
(№59):icondrageach13: and :iconayumi-danyeangel:
(№46):iconunisamas: and :iconnickyflamingo:
(№39):iconshyscope: and :iconaoko-chanprincess:
Also we have Super Participants - participants, who have extra chances to win in NEXT giveaway (will start in September):
:iconspock-emon: :iconkourinaheimarch: :iconshiningstella: :iconthesaneininsanity: :iconstefbani: :iconcheddar99043: :iconsailorlunarangel: :iconmonsterhighlover3: :iconcheckmate74: :iconlegendary444: :iconchildrenoflight: :iconneeraserafin: :iconashfire45: :icondanadani: :i
Nature Morte Contest by Ilman-Lintu - closedNature Morte Contest by Ilman-Lintu - closed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE NATURE MORTE CONTEST IS NOW PHOTOGRAPHY ONLY.
THE DIGITAL SECTION EVOLVED INTO SEPERATE MINI-CONTEST WITH LATER DEADLINE. check it out here -> http://ilman-lintu.deviantart.com/#/d5rhoa9 My [darkest] Valentine contest
Contest is on! there are some entries accepted already, you can see them here ->http://ilman-lintu.deviantart.com/favourites/53420003 but we still need moar participants!
and no digital entries at all. if so it will be cancelled which is sad. Tell me - you're not intrigued by the topic of digital section and it's too complicated, right?
but this all is off top!
here we are and i open the new contest at last!
29 Dec 2012 - 30 Jan 2013
Nature Morte = Still Lifes.
category PHOTOGRAPHY [Bullet; Purple]
-here it is clear thing what you have to do! Namely to shoot
Dragonlance the Musical and Sub ProjectThe following information is the result of yesterday's friday talk on our ChatroomDragonlance the Musical and Sub Project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
DRAGONLANCE THE MUSICAL
Yes! It exists! Not yet, but the rumors tell us it will be out in december (Tho, don't get your expectations to high, it has been more then 10 years that the project has been launched)
A Russian group of signers gathered to make a musical about the Twins Chronicles. The project called Последнее испытание (The Last Trial) emphasized on our beloved character Raistlin http://cs1940.vk.me/u20928725/81939461/x_abebbd0c.jpg
A video made in 1998 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5BulYXXxkE
The free songs http://fantasymusical.ru/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6&Itemid=6
If you’ll like it, you could buy it for very small price of 2$ here http://www.dragonlance.ru/musical/mp3/
After hearing about it, we thought of a p
Brand New Artist Alley Survival Guide!Presenting...the ALL-NEW* and IMPROVEDBrand New Artist Alley Survival Guide!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artist Alley Survival Guide!
its VERY OWN DOMAIN NAME!
* For variants of "all-new" that include "the original text plus some editing and updating, especially in the payment methods section"
CI Monthly Feature #18Hello dear members of Creation-Inspiration ,CI Monthly Feature #181 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Another article featuring works from our members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to more than 43k members and 37k watchers!
HOW CAN I GET FEATURED?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots!
Supporting Mental Health OnlineThe IssueSupporting Mental Health Online2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You see a post from someone you only know online, or don't know at all, that sounds like this person is in distress. The most common is, of course, "I want to kill myself," but it could range anywhere from being overburdened with school to having trouble dealing with grief to, well, anything.
The following steps are some general guidelines for when you're not really sure what to do. Of course, if it's someone you know, use your better judgement. These are by no means rules to live by.
1. You come first
It may sound a bit callous, but watching your own mental health is important. If you're in a bad place, do you think you will have the bandwidth to help someone else? You don't want to end up like Jack in this scene from '30 Rock.'
Remember that someone who is struggling with their mental health may not have the capacity to approach the problem rationally. (How many completely avo
Cultural Appropriation 101This news article touches upon subjects that are sensitive to many people. Ordinarily, I try my best to avoid drama and online conflict, but I feel that this growing fashion trend needs to be addressed before it becomes the popular thing to do. It is my hope that through calm, rational discussion and input from users, we can start a dialogue that puts an end to ignorance and puts artists on the path towards creating beautiful works of art that do not unintentionally offend various groups of people.Cultural Appropriation 1013 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The issue I am speaking of is Cultural Appropriation.
I started noticing the beginning of this trend around last summer. Art and fashion seem to have taken a turn towards incorporating stereotypes of First Nations people, creating photoshoots, clothing and artwork featuring warbonnets, feathered headbands, eagles, dream catchers, moccasins and more. This fashion trend appropriates the culture of First Nations people, usually without consent, or thought for what is considered sacred. Often, p
October featureHi everybody !October feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In first I want to say again welcome in Draconian to SynistyM, she has a wonderful voice !
Forgotten Melodies by EnchantedWhispersArt Mysterious Forest by babsartcreations Why Would I need the world... by Aelathen Keeper of Shadows by Potion-Master Reflexion by dienel96 Dusk and Thorn of Roses by moonchild-ljilja .: Hiding from the Night :. by she-can-dream inside by LeDeuxiemeSexe Raven's Grove by wyldraven :thumb334568365: Requiem by MeemieArt Black Cat by EnchantedWhispersArt BUTTERFLIES by MirellaSantana :thumb333696481: On fire by ElenaDudina Autumn Touch by AndyGarcia666
Drawing and Digital Painting :
Harbinger by Ironshod in the cage by kir-tat Tiamat by jjlovely Simone Simons by Pevansy Harvest Moon by ElvenstarArt Atevora by Venlian L'effet papillon by KatePowellArt The Ivy Dream by Isriana Autumn Spirit by RossanaCastellino
Nocturnal Garden by DanielleFioreModel Autumn II - Collaboration by Kereska Prinzessin Abendstern by Alaisyn Wildflower by la-esmeralda Roses Red by Philaeria fall's sweet memories by gestiefeltekatze :thumb333820167: Bohemian hours of tenderness by Gothisha Kaylee by electrogrunge Emerald Masquerade. by australialinlin Sourire - Selfportrait by NoEelys wildcat for free fella by Twins72 :thumb335027555: :thumb
PE: 9 ways to overcome (artistic) Frustration.9 ways to overcome (artistic) FrustrationPE: 9 ways to overcome (artistic) Frustration.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Everyone has heard of it, everyone fears the very sight of it, but if you are an artist, there is a good chance it creeps at you regularly, more often than a flu, in various forms and intensity; in psychology, Frustration is a common emotional response to opposition / obstacle, is related to anger and disappointment and its strength depends on the size of the established challenge. When Frustration calls you more often than your mother does, it's time to take an action!
1. - TAKE A WALK
Try to get your feelings straight by walking it out of your system. Is it raining or snowing? Even better, get soaked and dry out.
2. - SHIFT YOUR FOCUS
Sleep on it. Make yourself busy with small repetitive tasks, watch a good movie or comedy, play a game, visit your family or a friend, cook a new recipe, get a haircut, tidy up your room or house, watch a documentary, have a chocolate, take a horse ridi
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.
Flight Rising Kickstarter Campaign is now Live!Flight Rising Kickstarter Campaign is now Live!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The time is finally here! The next stage of Flight Rising's launch plans have now begun, and our Kickstarter Campaign is off and running! The fundraising campaign will be running until April 9th, 2013 11:00PM EST, so you have plenty of time to jump in and participate (and we hope you do!)
Flight Rising's Kickstarter campaign will be helping fund an upgrade to our hosting server, as well as support the current and ongoing development of the site's content.
We have tons of special goodies lined up for those who donate, so please check 'em out! We appreciate any and all support you guys provide. Thank you!
BJD Doll FAQBJD Doll FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please read this if you are interested to learn more about the dolls I photograph. I dont have time to keep answering the same questions over and over again >_< I will be updating this journal entry as time goes on. Feel free to add a question in the comments section and I will try to answer it.
❤ BASICS ❤
What are these dolls?
They are BJD - ball jointed dolls. If you search Google with those keywords you will get plenty of results with companies and other info about them. This is the Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball-jointed_doll. Also this LJ answers some questions too http://bjd-wtf.livejournal.com/ . If you want to learn more, I would suggest Den of Angels forum (http://www.denofangels.com/forums/).
Do you make them?
No I don't make the actual doll, I don't sculpt it. I am a customizer, I paint their faceups. I am basically a makeup artist for resin dolls. You can find the link to my commission shop
Gigantic Stock Feature 5Hopefully the first of many features for the new year! Remember to read and follow the featured stock providers' TOU.Gigantic Stock Feature 51 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Happy New Year by AustriaAngloAlliance Hobit Home by Danika-StockBatMan WaterMill - Stock by Sweetangelpaige
Snow Stock 1 by MaskedArmada Desert 02 by neverFading-stock
Cecelia 44 by kirileeMermaid stock 1 by HigherSeeking Modern Witch 2 by Mihaela-VStock
Dalek Week 2012 Theme Listings!! [EDIT][EDIT June 25]Dalek Week 2012 Theme Listings!! [EDIT]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Scott Westerfeld himself has been kind enough to mention Dalek Week on the westerblog and said he can't wait to feature some of the week's winners in one of his posts!
If anyone is coming here from the blog and is unfamiliar with deviantArt but would like to participate, signing up to the site is easy and becoming a member of the group is even easier If you need any help feel free to leave a comment and one of the founders would be happy to direct you.
That being said, there are only two weeks until Day 1 of Dalek Week! If you haven't even started thinking about what you'd like to draw/write/etc, now would be a good time to start! If you're starting to sketch out some rough drafts or scrawl out some dialogue by now, even better. Best of luck to everyone!
Dalek Week 2012 Themes:
DAY 1: Parents
DAY 2: Roaring 20s
Know what I hate?Those writers who think they are some sort of literary god when in reality they're just mediocre.Know what I hate?2 months ago in Personal More Like This
You know who I'm talking about. The writers who can write grammatically correct and their plots are decent, but there's a lack of emotion in their words. It's like they're writing solely for the sake of gaining popularity and not because they want to write. And then when people compliment them, they yuck it up to the extent where it's almost disgusting. When someone gives them constructive criticism, they lose their shit and get really insulted and then the person who left the critique gets attacked by whiteknights.
I've seen it happen way too much on here. These people are so utterly rude to their watchers and act like they're just dirt. They guilt trip when they feel like their work didn't get the "proper" amount of attention. These writers blatantly ignore certain things like requests or someone trying to have an actual conversation with them because they are so utterly ful
(OVER) Up to four (4) winners, $20USD eachWINNERS ANNOUNCED(OVER) Up to four (4) winners, $20USD each2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
http://sta.sh/0ouoh250adk http://sta.sh/0ouoh250adk http://sta.sh/0ouoh250adk
CONTEST IS NOW OVER.
With the exception of one exception made, all entries are final.
Actual judging will commence next week at some time, and winners will be announced by or before the 8th.
Total prizes awarded will be $60USD, $20USD to three (3) winners.
Of the Wind, Earth and Sea.
Hello, one and all, to baark's second art contest! I'll be doing things a bit differently this time around, since this is more or less a minor contest being held in comparision to the far larger one I'm hoping to hold later on in the year.
So... what do I draw?
The three (3) subjects available for this contest are my original characters: Seliphus, Ylycia and Azerilu. Their character sheets are as
Arts for Human Rights Contest!Hi there! It´s time for another contest for a good cause! Take a look on the rules, prizes information and suggestions and let´s go!Arts for Human Rights Contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1- The deadline for submissions is September 15th. The announcement of the winner (or winners) is expected to be 2 weeks later.
2- You can submit up to 3 artworks, ANY media and kind of art, including traditional arts, digital arts or literature, for example. If there are submissions and donations enough, I may create categories and extra prizes.
3- To participate, tell me the link of your artwork in a comment on this journal, and I´ll put it in the contest list, in a personal collection folder.
4- You need to put, in the description area of your artwork, a link to this journal, saying that the art is an entry to the Arts for Human Rights Contest.
5- By joining this contest, you´re allowing me to use your artwork to make public this kind of contest in the media and in an exhibition, that I maybe