NEW FEATURE FOR FEBRUARY 2015NEW FEATURE FOR FEBRUARY 20151 month ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
February is almost here and time for another feature of amazing artworks for this year from our very talented members, which I hope everyone will enjoy and be inspired by. Our membership is steadily growing and at the time of submitting this journal is now 4,348 and our galleries as I always write, contain even more amazing and inspirational art, which is well worth viewing as well as adding to your .
About our group
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the 'Featured 7' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs and interfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, matte painting, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, 3D objects, commission information, tutorials and resou
The difference between critics and insults hereHi thereThe difference between critics and insults here2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just read a few comments from a particular user here during the last few days and feel the urge to say something about it, so this is going to be a not so positive post, I am sorry for that.
What happend: this person commented on some of my pics in the artistic nude section, complaining about too much nudity, asking what this is all about, why someone should even buy my prints and that i don't do art (cause I photograph nudes as well) and (confusing me with the model) asking why I need to be nude in photos and if I would do that also in general or just when it 'seems' to be artistic.
After answering that person started calling me arrogant (I don't mind that actually, I get to hear that sometimes) and wanted to insult me, by implying that I must be stupid / unable to understand what he is saying, cause I am a girl / because I am young, I must be arrogant and considering myself as a true artist without a reason for that and asking if i shoot nudes to show my professional work.
How beautiful do you have to be to be loved?A photographer like me who portrays beautiful women is sometimes accused of damaging people. Why? Because we raise the bar for everybody to an unhealthy level. We give wrong expectations of how you or a partner worthy of you are supposed to look. We use all the tricks to make the people in the pictures always look perfect and beautiful – how can a normal person keep up with this?How beautiful do you have to be to be loved?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, from my point of view the answer is simple, maybe too simple for you: you don't have to keep up with this. In a funny way I face the same problem as you, but from the other side: how can I keep up with you? You have not only your looks, you have your own unique way. You have your personality, your style. You have your way of walking and talking. You can make a real connection with somebody. You can touch them. You can make them feel your caress. You can make their heart pound.
How can I as a photographer keep up with this? I only have a stupid picture, how can I make someone's heart pound?
Tutorial: Hooters Regional Pageant Lighting Set UpTutorial: Hooters Regional Pageant Lighting Set Up3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mission: Photograph the pageant pictures for the Regional Hooters Pageant.
Goal: Offer something unique to Hooters and the women in the Pageant. Give them something other than, the normal pageant pictures.
The situation actually turned out great this year. I had a space that allowed me to have privacy and was next to the trailer the women where changing in. The previous year we had issues because it is a outdoor event and a lot of the "fans" tried to mingle with the contestants. So we had the perfect spot. We were also able to use the district managers mustang as a prop so that was really cool. The soft box is boomed up front. Always remember, especially when shooting outside, to bring something to weigh down the boom. Too easy for it to get blown over, even by the slightest gust of wind. The second light (gelled with pu
My Big Sister projectThis is an old costume what I want to share with you guys... I hope to have the chance to make better shoots and post it into my gallery ^^My Big Sister project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Photos into the convention
Photos by Calendario Cosplay
To see more of this please like my FB page Tenshi no Sekai https://www.facebook.com/TenshinoSekaifanpage ^^
Important IssueHey everyone!Important Issue2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just split up with my husband. Today was the day I took a clean sweep and got rid of all the things that remained from our past. It is strange and sad to be aware of my current situation. But it is time to start a new life.
Why I tell you all this? Not to get compassion from you...
...but because shit happens.To everyone. What I wanna let you know is that if you have to go through a difficult situation...
don't stop remembering the good things which are worth living for. Start a clean sweep in YOUR life too!!!! The things that help me are...
1. My daughter. I love her dearly. She is the most important thing in my life!
2. My art. My passion to draw and my only income for us to survive.
3. The knowledge that even if life is cruel and unfair sometimes it is up to me to change it to something good.
This little video touched my heart and you should have a look on it. Let's make the world a better place with small things we can change!
Fantastic Stock and Where to Find It - Feature 26I've been making a collection of some of the brilliant stock artistsFantastic Stock and Where to Find It - Feature 262 years ago in Art Features More Like This
works that I have come across. It started off as stock I can't provide
myself so I look for other peoples so I can suggest them. The way I
choose is quite odd, when I see a stock image I have an instant image in
my head of what I could do or create out of that piece of stock. The
image also has to be crystal clear and easily altered.
Anyway, Check them out, I'm sure you'll agree, just click on their deviation.
Seas Stock - Wilsons Promontory by cbidgie Still not Spring II by kuschelirmel-stock Moss way to heaven by DeadHeadStock Giant Fawn Lily 03 by botanystock Moss Rocks by staticnoise winter forest stock by koko-stock Sunset Riverscape by Burtn By the sea 4 by LucieG-Stock Surprise Stock: Virgin River at Zion National Park by SenshiStock Springgrove 18 By Ravenfiendstock by Ravenfiendstock Montain-stock streamy by streamy-stock Soft...... by Arctic-Stock Waterfall11 By Ravenfiendstock by Ravenfiendstock :thumb370341329:
Project Educate: Permission to Photograph People Permission to Photograph PeopleProject Educate: Permission to Photograph People3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's a tough topic and one that most of us like to shy away from rather than embrace, but the honest truth is that the shots of people that you get - the best kind - are the ones that are candid, journalistic or spontaneous. That usually means asking permission afterwards, or not asking permission at all - which can appear quite odd, to some. One of my biggest concerns and anxieties is having my camera out in public. I recently went to a beach, of all places, and was shooting the coastline when a horrible feeling crept over me and I realised that there were lots of people around and that I was invading, a little bit, on their privacy. These guidelines are useful for shooting on the street, at public gatherings and events and at more formal occasions such as weddings.
If the person is going to be the main subject of your photo - then it's kind to ask permission, get perm
¿Para qué sirven las llamas?Nunca he entendido que valor pueden tener las llamitas, tengo más de 20 llamas pero nunca he sabido qué valor se le podría dar, para qué sirven exactamente(?)¿Para qué sirven las llamas?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
HOW TO USE MY STOCK(Update August 2012)HOW TO USE MY STOCK5 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction."
Since I no longer have time to track and +fav every use of my stock, you are encouraged to post a link to your use of the stock on the comment area of each image, so others can see your work.
Email is the best/only way to reach me. Do not email me unless you are sure it's important! I am firstname.lastname@example.org
MY RULES ("'Do as thou will't shall be the whole of the law")
You are required to give me appropriate credit as photographer where and however possible. My stock is free; the way you 'pay' to use it is by crediting me. It doesn't need to be in big letters on the image, it can be in text or a link or in liner notes, or whatever - but it's your responsibility to acknowledge if my work contributes significantly to yours. If you post a link, I prefer it to be to my personal website ( www.ranum.com ) My real name is
ENTRIES FOR CAPTAIN FACE CONTEST! Zee Captain by PiratetrekieRA Zee Captain's Scooter by SpudaFettcancer bag by SpudaFettFirst day of me as a Captain - Contest Entry by perelka-lZEE CAPTAIN by BunnyNuggetz:thumb275378132:Reindeers all zee way by LinkskiERROR ... Captain Zoidberg by Tyliss:thumb275322994::thumb275330525:Zee Captian's face by TsunamiRaineZee Captain by radioactivechildeZee Captain by DoodlingDragonHe already rules the world by DoodlingDragonLe Contest Entry by ADDICT-Se:thumb275190434:SPEED PAINT CAPTAIN by LainaBearHow can you resist zee captains eyes? by FalseSecurityA christmas miracle by CrimsonSunCAPTAIN of Tape by TheLizardLordRobocap by phantomuzumakiZee glorious Captain by phantomuzumakiWasteland Legend by LiveMyndCapitalist Boob by jtoblerZee Captain Portrait Entry by GraphicSamuraiZee Christmas is coming by cilbee:thumb274503696:Contest by TheMilwaukeeProtocolZee captain by ChessasWorldZee Corgi and Mr. Kitty by nscmseiyaryuZee Captain in the Stained Glass by AllerleiArtRA: What a Cute Puppy by EszitrilZee Captain. by clipNETZee Captain by RitualistOrigin by SilverWingsSatSuRomantically Apocalyptic: Captain by superoxideCaptain on a Unicorn by KiptayZee True Face by 3K-moreZee Captain by TilskKarishmazee captain by fifi-poodleGreat Pony Mustache by Ikariuga:thumb272591263:Captain Shimeji Desktop Buddy by BlueSmudge:thumb272549023:Romancing the Public by SamannaGene-ocideZee Captain's Army by batcat1RA: The Show Must Go On by EszitrilCaptain by LeonSpiresZee Catty by DaraykaZee Captain - Merry Christmas by WonderlandCavemanim on a horse by NerezaFireZee Droid by Ra100x:thumENTRIES FOR CAPTAIN FACE CONTEST!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Know your origin: Some history of our craftYou know, as digital artists we have some amazing tools available to us to help bring our imaginations to life.Know your origin: Some history of our craft3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The latest graphic tablets (now affordable for most anyone,) matched with the latest high-definition screens (displaying billions of colors,) connected to the latest computers (whose size are measured in inches and not feet,) all to render work near instantaneously. It's hard to imagine that with what we have today, publishers and artists were using these same types of devices as much as 40 years ago to set type, scan images, or even draw pictures.
So if you were an artist in the late 1970's, what would it have been like?
Well, click here (or above) to watch a video to get a bit of an idea.
If that's anything to go by, straight-up drawing was still a little out of reach. But you could scan drawings, save them, view them on a screen, scale them,
Contest idea? We need your help :)Hello, sweeties!Contest idea? We need your help :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Would you like a photography contest with a big prize in points?
Jeremy (K1ntar) and I have an idea about the subject, but we're curious about your response.
The subject of this contest should be about your most prized possession.
It doesn't have to be something expensive, it can be anything you love and cherish; something that has a great value for you.
What do you think? Is this a good idea and would you participate? Please let me know in comments.
(We're also open for suggestions)
Have a wonderful evening
Anime, Art, ActivismSorry for the flood of journals!Anime, Art, Activism2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, thank you all for the support about the Comic Con panels, and thank you, dA, for giving me the opportunity to do so!
Speaking of panels, I will be giving another one about how anime and art can be more than just pretty pictures, but also a powerful mechanism of change. I will talk about how I first started doing activist art, finding inspiration, and how that evolved into my life's career. I will also be talking about how you can easily take action with nothing but the will of your imagination.
The panel will be held at Cal Anime Destiny http://www.calanimedestiny.com a small one day (and super cheap) anime convention held at my university When I'm not panelling, you can find me in the Artist Alley (the AA is small, so I'll be easy to find ). The con is this October 13th at MLK Student Union on the University of California Berkeley campus 10 AM7 PM (more info here http://www.calanimedestiny.com/location )
I look forward to s
character contest completeno more entries after i type this. XD it is now 17:26. thursday. 2013-01-10character contest complete2 years ago in Personal More Like This
this is a contest for a character for the "Anima: Gate of Memories" video game.
I will be very clear, there will be NO PAYMENT for any winners here. You enter if you want to do this, and we are in no way trying to scam anyone of doing free work.
What the winner will get out of this contest:
1. the winner's character will be 3D modeled, and put into the game as a character inside the game and story. We will work to incorporate this character into the story, without him or her just standing around for nothing.
2. the winner's full name will be in the credits.
3. This character will be copyrighted primarily to this game, you are allowed to use the artwork for your portfolio, but may be a bit complicated if you want to sell him/her off to a new client. Details of copyright can be discussed with the winner.
What we are looking for:
1. human character in any age or body type, he/she should look like a fa
Hot Topic DA Art Theft...Maybe?Changed User AgreementsHot Topic DA Art Theft...Maybe?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
You know what I hate about companies? The fact that they can, effectively, take their user agreements and update them without your consent. Thus changing the rules to something you’ve already signed long long ago. I signed up for DA 10 years ago but I’ve never once been asked to agree to the frequently new Terms of Service Agreements they keep updating.
Recently it’s been called to our attention that now DA can license your work, even fanart, off to other companies for a profit. DA gets licensing money, the product makers get money off the merch they sell... but the artist gets nothing. Worse yet, DA doesn’t even need to ask you for permission to do so.
This recently came to our attention in a big way when DA user :iconrismo: discovered that his Adventure Time fanart was being sold on Hot Topic without his knowledge. http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Adventure+Time+In+The+Rain+T-Shirt-10171581.jsp
WAKE UP ADMINS!:ICONOxfol: http://www.Oxfol.DEVIANTART.COM has been posting stolen photos of models for nearly 2 months now.WAKE UP ADMINS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WHY DOES IT TAKE 2 FREAKING MONTHS TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT AN OBVIOUS ART THIEF?!
WHY AM I THE ONE HAVING TO TAKE ACTION ABOUT THE NOTES FROM PEOPLE THAT I GET THAT SAY: "ART THIEF ON FRONTPAGE, PLEASE HELP"
I'M NOT A FREAKING ADMIN! WAKE UP ADMINS!
IF SOPA PASSES DA IS GOING TO CRUSH AND BURN BECAUSE YOU DO NOTHING ABOUT ART THIEVES ON THE FRONTPAGE FOR MONTHS!
(Wooo. My journal reached an admin in only 1 hour and now everything is under "permission form". But seriously, in a case like this there should be a block against posting new works if there are so many permission issues in the gallery already)
Digital Artisans + The Most Astounding FactDigital ArtisansDigital Artisans + The Most Astounding Fact3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me share with you some amazing and inspiring digital artists, give them the respect they deserve:
woof and birdie by Novawuff
Little Poverello by Phatpuppyart-Studiosbeautifully lost by dinmoneyHedy Lamarr by NorthOne
Christmas gift by ReevolveRScarlet Spider. Mark Bagley variant. by MarteGraciaCrystal Maiden - DotA2 by Artgerm
Yoda by PhotoshopIsMyKung-Fu
Chapter 2, Panel 105 by daniellieskeMythical Monsters cover by michalivanMMO Game Character design Demeter by yuchenghong
Laetitia Caelia by tigaerLagoon by Wildweasel339
Black Sun Attack by wraithdtThe Destruction of Solitude by ghostfire
Girl by Vayne17English Archer by ArtgermLoark Fairy by ArtgermCrack by Vayne17
NED STARK by JaumeCullellMass Effect 3 - Kasumi Goto by patryk-garrettSHELDON COOPER by JaumeCullell
Running Rainbow by VictoriorBonny_3 by Vayne17STEAMCITY by Remton
The Death Cure by PhilipstraubSadness by sakimichan
xan comm Balto Mika colour by joverine:thumb287202400:
Battle by RahmatozzEarly predators by Swordlord3d
A Red One by Mr--JackMARTIN FREEMAN - WATSON by JaumeCullellOverstreet Catwoman by AdamHughes
Lady of Gems by e-souluThu'um by WesTalbottCommission: Highlandar by JDarnell
Ship Concept by sundragon83Enchanted Forest by andreasrocha
Indiana Jones card for TOPPS by AdamHughesSpidey by logicfunoc archer by muse-kr
BEEPBEEPREADY TO GO TO SCHOOL ITALY? 8DBEEPBEEP3 years ago in Personal More Like This
((OH GOD OH GOD, I'M LAUGHIN' SO HARD RIGHT NOW SDMFBDJKFAHSD
Also this: http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x394/LuiseEatsWheelsWut/tumblr_lww8mxD8NY1r1flh4.jpg ))
Best of February 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in February, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures. Enjoy!Best of February 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Path to ... by A2MatosEnchanted by bongaloid
Burn. by VisualEchos
...Cordoama Sunset... by FelixIndenCold January Evening II by valiunic
Into the Light by A2Matos
1212vct by regayip
Three New iPhone Cases Now Available!There was an overwhelming demand for the iPhone 4/4S Tough Case that featured my Howling Wolf Pair design as well as inquiries regarding when I'd be able to offer a larger selection. That day is now here. In addition to the original case which featured the design in white on a black background, there is now a Howling Wolf Pair case featuring a black on white background as well as two all new cases.Three New iPhone Cases Now Available!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These polycarbonate cases made to fit the iPhone 4/4S are durable and handsome and can be purchased through ViaVoottoo here: http://www.viavoottoo.com/collections/tribal-wolf-tattoos
I am OPEN for custom COMMISSIONS, please check ou
Tip of the Day: DrawingTip of the day: draw big to solve small problems. Draw small to solve big problem. - Marshall VandruffTip of the Day: Drawing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Christmas Giveaway!Merry Christmas Everyone!Christmas Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over on my facebook I'm doing a Christmas giveaway for my followers, and I thought I would let everyone know ever here whats going on!
I made three Jack Frost hoodies, 1) I'm keeping for myself 2) I'm selling 3) It's part of the giveaway!
As well as the giveaway (Which you can enter by sharing, you don't need to like)
I will be choosing random people from my followers list and giving away other cosplay items! (Wigs, accessories, etc) You will need to like the page to be up for the random prizes!
Here is the link to the photo: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=537376329608858&set=a.202718293074665.55463.202669469746214&type=1&theater
Here is the link to my page: http://www.facebook.com/CourtoonXIII
GOOD LUCK! And MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
SUPER MARIO MOVIE Group - Challenge #1This entry's challenge is: Princess PeachSUPER MARIO MOVIE Group - Challenge #13 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For our Group: :iconMario-Bros-Movie:....We will be posting "challenges" for volunteers to create "concept art" for our Group's gallery.
For the 1st challenge (Princess Peach), we want to see artwork of Peach, following the example set by the picture below...
**** This picture...You might need to zoom in (press CRTL and + together) to see this picture more closely and comfortably. ****
To me, this is the PERFECT example of what Princess Peach should look like in a serious epic animated movie. I honestly can't find a single thing in this picture that needs improvement (well, except for one small-but-important detail).
Here's a list of the things they did