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
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!
.the sea.1 year 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)
Artists Showcase:icontaotyam::icontaotyam::icontaotyam:Artists Showcase3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer."
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
Please have a look to the creative Artist-Galleries,
post your feedback and spread your love!
THANKS FOR VIEWING
Dedications to me
AND WE WILL RETURN TO THE DUST by TAOTYAM
Go to the Wall by babsartcreations
The happiest day in her life by megan7
Devil's Night by vampirekingdom
Hope Of Rescue by LewiARTs
THANK YOU K
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
Project Comment's Contest ~ Lots of prizes to win!UPDATE: The contest ends in a couple of days so if you would like to participate, get your entries in!Project Comment's Contest ~ Lots of prizes to win!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
ProjectComment is a Group of many projects centred around comments, but, more importantly, constructive comments. We offer Members of deviantART a lot of opportunities to get comments, give comments, participate in comment projects, win points, get featured and much, much more!
It has been a long time since we have had a contest, but we have some awesome prizes to be won, so please support this contest and the article so that more can join in on the fun!
March 31st, 10pm GMT
We would like to see just how constructive and in-depth you can be in your comments! Thus, we are looking for the most helpful comments given during this contest. We encourage you to really engage the artists, a
Borra essayI think one of the things that Korra illustrates beautifully is that what people want out of relationships differs from person to person, so I decided to write an analysis/musing on each of the semi-canon ships in the snarly tangle that is Avatar shipping.Borra essay3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So why does Bolin like Korra? And why doesn't she like him back? I think it comes down to the fact that right now they want different things in a romantic partner, but before I dive into that, I want to talk about an initial issue between them, one that seems to have already been worked out!
The initial issue: So why does Korra shut down Bolin within seconds of meeting him? He's handsome, friendly, and he's helping her! I think the problem is that A.) Korra is accustomed to people shamelessly hitting on her and B.) She really doesn't like it.
I came to this conclusion while watching her little upset in the bar with Tahno. She's just so confident! Yes, Korra is a confident person, but she's also easily flustere
Historical Fiction Workshop - Week 2, SourcesLesson Two: Source Gathering and SortingHistorical Fiction Workshop - Week 2, Sources11 months ago in Personal More Like This
From doughboycafe :
Alright, here we go. Everyone has their base ideas, now it’s time to dive into research. Everyone is excited. We all open up google, and…
Holy fudge, History is big D:
And so is the Internet D:
What do we do?
Now it’s time to start learning how to gather proper sources and how to sift out what is actually relevant to your story. Remember that this is NOT the only week you’re going to have for research, as researching is a continuous process during all story writing, but especially so in historical fiction.
First thing is to look through your outlines and notes and start pulling out exactly what information you are going to need. Let’s look at LiliWrites ‘s outline
Lili is writing a story set in Auschwitz, about a young officer who has to watch his childhood flame and friend suffer as a polit
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.
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.
(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
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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
My OCs list and references - by comicCYBERSTEELMy OCs list and references - by comic5 years ago in Personal More Like This
by SirWendigo & Thiefmarine
Set around 2035, CyberSteel is a urban spying, sci-fi and action story.
Kevin, is a university student from England and a computer hacker at night.
Kevin struggles to make ends meet, so he steals dirty money from dubious current accounts to survive.
In trouble with his exams, he luckily meets Alex, a geek who could help him in getting higher scores to impress his mommy.
In a flash, the two friends end up in some henchmen's sight, minions of a ruthless killer better known as 'Anger'.
Kevin has green eyes and blond hair. Height: 1,77m. Age 26. He was born in May 27th. He was a student and a computer hacker.
He likes computers, technology, videogames, orange and green, Japan, pas
'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
4 ELEMENTS CONTEST - 1 MONTH LEFT!SPECIAL DONORS4 ELEMENTS CONTEST - 1 MONTH LEFT!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
(who donated at least 500 or a 3 months dA Premium Membership)
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TODAY!! July 14th 2012
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
October featureHi everybody !October feature3 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 UnderlandDigital 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
Nom Nom 24#Nom Nom 24#3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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PE: Background tutorials The Background tutorials you shouldn't missPE: Background tutorials2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello again my dear readers! Today I would like to share some tutorials with you! During the 6 years I've been on deviantART, I've gathered many useful tutorials that have deeply helped me along the way. I want to share some of these with you, in hopes that reading them will inspire you to start painting some beatiful sceneries to spice up your works!
These are not the only tutorials on deviantART, it's just a selection of the ones that I've found more useful in my artistic development. If you know of any other impressive tutorial that you think should be listed here, share it in the comment section and I'll include it to the list!
DRAWING GRASS AND TREES
PE: 9 ways to overcome (artistic) Frustration.9 ways to overcome (artistic) FrustrationPE: 9 ways to overcome (artistic) Frustration.3 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
Thank f*ck hallelujah. Done!!Wheeeeeee!! Alyssa 2 is off to the printers tomorrow. The past fortnight has been INSANE and I am bug-eyed from 3 days straight of tweaks and final edits.Thank f*ck hallelujah. Done!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(I did reward myself with HTTYD2 after I was done inking, however. Cackles and gleeful air-punches and ugly sobbing ensued. Loved it as much as I expected to.)
So, new GND page up at last; and I have a big ole backlog of messages and commissions and goodies due to various people, and I shall finally have the time and headspace for some fandom stuffs... after I spend a few days enjoying some R&R somewhere sunny.
And thanks so much for all your kind comments and show of support and the warm fuzzies of feeling appreciated on my previous journal.
Contest: Draw My OCs (Closed)Thank you everyone for entering!Contest: Draw My OCs (Closed)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please check your entry is in the correct folder, or over here: http://owlivia.deviantart.com/journal/Contest-Entries-417235003
Final deadline: 1st December 2013, Midnight GMT
The title says it all, really
Choose from the OCs listed below or anyone else you find in my gallery, and draw them! You can do as you like with them- draw them with your own OCs, take them to AUs, or just illustrate a scene you imagine with them. Be creative, and most importantly- have fun!
The grand prize is a tablet, and there are two to choose from, as well as a multitude of other fantastic prizes!
One is a Wacom Bamboo Pen + Touch Tablet: http://www.wacom.eu/index2.asp?pid=294&spid=1
The other is a�Trust Flex Design Tablet: http://www.trust.com/products/product.aspx?artnr=16937
Both are near-new condition and work excellently- the only thing they're missing is the outer packaging. Each comes with the tablet itself, a pen and nib replacement tool, all
Nature Morte Contest by Ilman-Lintu - closedNature Morte Contest by Ilman-Lintu - closed3 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
Draw My OC Contest! *EXTENDED + PRIZES ADDED! Hi guys~~~How's everyone doing? Have you started drawing my babies yet? I've decided to extend the contest deadline. So more people can join, and you can have more time to finish the pic, ne? For those who has submitted the entry, you can still make little changes if you like, BUT you cannot draw a new picture to exchange with your previous entry. Please be honest.Draw My OC Contest! *EXTENDED + PRIZES ADDED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, please read again for some updates and stuff~~~~
Finally, contest time! Arrr…..I've been wanting to held a contest since….last year….haha…I was too lazy to write a journal of the contest….*sob*. Okay, now let's get to the point.
Draw my Dragon and Kirin OC in any scenery
Dragon and Kilin by shrimpHEBY Garden by shrimpHEBY Connected by shrimpHEBY
'I Can't Draw'"....I'm afraid other kids are gonna make fun of my drawing because I'm not good at it."'I Can't Draw'3 years ago in Personal More Like This
....said a fourth grade student to me last week at an Elementary school during my character design lesson. The little boy's comment to me about how worried he was about not being able to accurately represent what he wanted to on paper made me stop and think about something our society sort of imposes on our artists.
Since when did skill in drawing = how good of an artist you are?
I'd like to know.
Of course, we all know drawing is a fundamental skill in which every "artist" is expected to understand the Elements and Principles of Art and Design with because these elements and principles translate to ALL forms of visual art.
LETS STEP BACK AND THINK.........
Think of Art Mediums like Musical Instruments.
Think of Drawing as the Piano.
It's the instrument that most people develop an understanding of Music Theory to begin with.
But what if you picked up a guitar first instead of a piano-- and y