Movie Poster Contest - CLOSEDUPDATE No. 5: What an incredible line-up of entries! Great work from everyone who submitted images to the contest. Now the hard task of picking the winning entries. This will take about a week, since we need to get feedback from several members of the cast and the development team. We will have the results no later than this weekend (April 7th). In the mean time, check out the final roster of entries here: http://jademacalla.deviantart.com/journal/Movie-Poster-Contest-Entries-347502553 .
Thanks again to everyone who entered!
UPDATE No. 4: 3 more days for this contest! And coincidentally just 3 more artists until we reach the PRIZES X 4 level of the contest! Come on, there's plenty of time to enter and you'll be in excellent company - what an incredible list of entries we've received so far (check them all here: http://jademacalla.deviantart.com/journal/Movie-Poster-Contest-Entries-347502553 ) . See below for complete details.
UPDATE No. 3A: Wit
Stock Photo Character Contest - All The Entries!These are the entries for our Green Cat Cabaret Stock Photo Character Contest!Stock Photo Character Contest - All The Entries!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Visit this Journal entry for complete contest details. And be sure to check out the description text for all the entries below to learn about each character's role at The Green Cat Cabaret.
Regular Patron - Confidence Cat and Illicit 'Nip Dealer
Regular Patron - Bounty Hunter
New Beginnings Contest! - EXTENDED DEADLINE!It's that time of year again. We're all in the festive spirit (or, if you're anything like me, needing a distraction from any thought of festivity) so what better time than to participate in a contest? You like stuff? Look at our fantabulous prizes? You like art? Show it off. Show us ya skillz, we know you have them! Couldn't be simpler. See contest. Join contest.New Beginnings Contest! - EXTENDED DEADLINE!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So let's get down and dirty with it:
THEME we gotta have one. It's like the law. This time round guys is NEW BEGINNINGS. That's it. You can do anything with this theme in mind, in any visual medium. This contest is running over the new year, new year new start and all, so hey, NEW BEGINNINGS! (Yes, yes I know. Providing the world doesn't end soon. though even that would be a kinda new beginning, it's the beginning of an afterlife or of nothingness or reincarnation, whichever belief you hold to.) So long as your work is titled and inspired by the idea of beginning, starting something new, something unknown
Creative Challenge #21 - LureTime for a new challenge.Creative Challenge #21 - Lure3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Roll your sleeves up and get ready to work
Creative Challenge #1 - Clean
Creative Challenge #2 - Christmas
Creative Challenge #3 - Gateway
Creative Challenge #4 - Cold
Creative Challenge #5 - Scotland
Creative Challenge #6 - Froud Fae
Creative Challenge #7 -
Stock and Resources DD Roundup March 2014:iconpiratelotus-stock:Stock and Resources DD Roundup March 20142 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Features by PirateLotus-Stock
00986 by glassthroughskin
Stretches 2 by MorbidbStock - Maleficent 20 by S-T-A-R-gazer
Military airplanes by Just-Stocks
Stash 13 by jojo22
Features by CelticStrm-Stock
Some Like it Hot Stock 1 by Synyster-Stock
STOCK - Vampiria by MahafsounDanse Macabre 1 by Tasastock
How to Set Up a dA Portfolio by Xadrea White Queen Wings by DeniseWorisch
Stock and Resources News April 2014CO MUN IT TYStock and Resources News April 20142 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You guys rock, and it goes without saying that the time, effort, creativity and drive from the stock and resources community at large is phenomenal, and you all make that happen!
We've seen a great increase in new members of the community - so welcome to you all!
We've also seen a really good increase in the quality of stock and resources being submitted which is really good for the entire gallery so big thumbs up!
In the mean time whilst you are all being very creative now spring has sprung we are asking for suggestions of how you would like US to help YOU Features? Contest ideas? Off the wall inspiration interviews? More exposure? More/less/different DDs?
Feedback from you is vital to us if we are to continue supporting you in the ways that mean the most to you, but unless you tell us what those ways are, we can't read minds! (Unlike deviantTHOUGHT )
Drop us a line, send a pigeon with a scroll, note us,
CONTEST EXTENDED A WEEK*EDIT* Woohoo!! We have some entries!!CONTEST EXTENDED A WEEK2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone!! It's been a while since I last held a stock challenge for stock artists but in the spirit of the new year here you go.
What if a mirror isn't all it seems. What if your reflection wants to keep you on your side? What if you are able to climb through a mirror but your reflection keeps standing in front of you, blocking your way? You try to touch the mirror without your reflection touching the same place. Maybe the cold surface isn't the mirror you're touching, but the cold flesh of your doppelganger, pushing back, keeping you on your side.
The theme is 'Through the Mirror'
Shush by ceeek-stock
Stock Radar #1The Stock and Resources gallery on DeviantART is a digital treasure trove, filled from top to bottom with creative, imaginative, beautiful, unique and inspirational images - all waiting for you to turn them into masterpieces. Heres just some that caught my eye and my imagination over the past few days.Stock Radar #12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
My DeviantArt StoryFor 10 years DeviantArt has been more than a gallery, more than a home page, more than a place to share art. Ultimately, I found DA whilst I was looking for something else, and I didn't realize at the time how pivotal that moment was, how important it would be for my future.My DeviantArt Story1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Discovery So Clear by parablev
DA appeared when I was looking for a way out and it gave me a chance to escape, a reason to see things afresh.
The Gateway by neverdying
I hadn't even considered that what I was actually looking for, was somewhere to belong, a feeling of inclusiveness and support.
SPN - Free Hugs by Sadyna
A way to explore all of the pictures and stories in my head that I was too unskilled to be able to put down on paper.
Learn to Fly by Ben-Kelevra
DA surrounded me with people who already knew how to fly, who could see fairy dust and paint the s
Stock and Resources PE Wrap Up 2014Stock and ResourcesStock and Resources PE Wrap Up 20141 year ago in Art Features More Like This
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who took part, wrote articles or interviews, joined us in chat and are entering the contest. This week is essentially about you because you are what makes the community.
We have had an excellent week chock full of things, so here is a simple recap of everything thats been submitted this time!
INTRODUCTION TO THE WEEK by PirateLotus-Stock
THE ILLUMINATED WORLD CONTEST by CelticStrm-Stock
A LITTLE ABOUT US, A LITTLE ABOUT YOU! by Elandria
ESSENTIALS - PREMADE BACKGROUNDS by CelticStrm-Stock
WHAT TO SHOOT ARTICLE by :
The Textures Feature Vol. VHi everyone!The Textures Feature Vol. V1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's time for my textures feature again. I will be presenting artists and artworks to you which stood out to me while wandering around in the resources department these past weeks and months. Before I do, I'd like to use the opportunity to ask you if you'd be interested in other journal topics than just features. There's some things here on deviantart that bug me and since everyone has their own voice, it might me a waste not to use mine in order to talk about certain topics. I will certainly make a poll about this as well, but if you happen to read this, I'd be glad to hear if you're interested in reading about critical things like art theft, especially resources-related. Let me know in the comments!
Moving on to the textures feature:
This genious texture pack is made by crumbeling bath bombs! The textures are high quality black and white textures, offering the opportunity to coloring them in the
Forest Queen Contest!G'day everyone!Forest Queen Contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone loves a contest (I did a poll ) so, it is time!
FOREST QUEEN CONTEST!
This is a contest for Visual Artists (sorry stockers, next time I promise ). There will be 4 winners:
- Judges' Winner
- Deviants' Winner*
Other Visual Arts (ie. Digital drawing, watercolors, traditional drawing etc.):
- Judges' Winner
- Deviants' Winner*
* Deviants' Winner will consist of the ten top images selected by the judging panel (excluding Judges' Winners) and each section will be made via a public poll for one week.
- You must use at least one of my 'Forest Queen' stock images in the art work (the 45 images to chose from can be found here: http://kirilee.deviantart.com/gallery/42321615 )
- You must follow rules of all stocks and resources used (including my own)
- You may enter up to two times
Due Date: 31st March, 2013
Novel Expression Cover ContestWe are excited to be officially launching Novel Expression and as part of our Grand Opening festivities,we thought we’d see what the deviantART community can do with our images!Novel Expression Cover Contest1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
While our current collections are geared toward romance, your deviations don’t have to be romance covers. They can be romance, paranormal, suspense, mystery, or any other genre that inspires you. Just to help spur your creativity,
click here for a few examples.
We do ask you include text for a title (feel free to use Book Title or something generic) and an author name (Jane/John Doe is fine) in your design.
Prizes include(some to be added!):
1 yr membership
3 exclusive stock packs from CelticStrm-
Stock Radar #3Stock Radar #32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Chicks 2 by kayosa-stock
Icy Branch by SafariSyd
Rose Wood 9 by CathleenTarawhiti
Nikka Kneeling With A Sword by comicReferenceDSC08168 Dragon Boundary Mark by wintersmagicstock
Carousel Horse Celestial by ReQuay
Purple Flowers - Lupines by fuguestock
FREE PHOTOSHOP BRUSHES! DAREK ZABROCKI BRUSH SET by daRoz
Premium Content Stock and Points DonationsJust an informative Journal for you - I will try and keep it objective but I can't promise that my Northern English sarcasm may not emerge on the odd occasion I have decided to publish this because I wanted all Stock Providers that offer Premium Content Stock to know that this could and probably will happen to you if you donate points to anyone for any reason and without checking every stock providers account to see if they offer Premium Content I can't really do it any other way.Premium Content Stock and Points Donations1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This only affects Stock Providers as far as I can tell.
A few weeks ago I received this 'automated' message:
We are contacting you to inform you that we have voided your recent Premium Content Offering or Commission. The Points used for the transaction with USERNAME (I've hidden it) will be returned to the buyer's account and the earnings from this transaction will be removed from your My Earnings account.
We intend deviantART's Premium Content Platform and its associ
The Detrimental AweThanks for the ideas everyone! Here's the post many of you requested...The Detrimental Awe4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a sample of responses I've heard from some editors over the years when I've raised practical business concerns regarding comic book publishing:
"No, we don't know exactly what books you'll be doing, but we're (insert name of big publisher) Comics, so sign exclusive with us and not (insert name of competing publisher who has titles ready for you)!"
"This is a (insert name of big writer) book! I know he's late, but just think of how many people would love to be in your shoes!"
"The page rate isn't good, but at least you'll be getting to work with (name of big superhero whom you're supposed to be a fan of)!"
"We won't fly you out or put you into a hotel, but you should come so you can sign at the booth for us! Who doesn't love signing autographs?"
What do these statements have in common? They're emotional arguments made to sidestep yo
Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsI may or may not have linked to these folks but if I did it was a long time ago and I'm sure I've gained some new watchers by then.Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of artists starting out feel overwhelmed by the legal, business, and tax issues involved in starting a small business and becoming a freelance artists. Fortunately, there are organizations around the country to help those who exist under a certain income bracket.
Here is a list of organizations by state.
Each offers different services and consultations, but if you're stuck for information, these people are here to help. Even if they don't know the answer to your question, they might be able to direct you to someone who does.
Though some of the organizations are disbanded, I imagine you could ask for an updated list.
Instagram Can Sell Your Photos Without Paying YouEDIT 19/12/12: Instagram has responded.Instagram Can Sell Your Photos Without Paying You3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Though the language they use seems to want to overly passify rather than address issues. "Your photos are your photos and we respect that." is a nice sentiment but does not necessarily exclude "we have the right to license and use your stuff even though you own the content" By signing up to instagram you are giving them permission to do this even though you do technically own the content you are submitting.
I'm not going to flail my arms about doom, but I will say, artists be aware. Not just about this, but about any contracts you sign. There is some real sketchy language in the fine print here that needs to be clarified or changed as of right now. More than just an "everything's fine, don't worry" letter. Company lawyers have a tendency to try to take the largest chunk of whatever they can, and only back off when their actions are made public and they ar
DYNAMIC AND ACTIVE POSING FOR STOCKStock & ResourcesDYNAMIC AND ACTIVE POSING FOR STOCK1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Broadly defined, Action Stock is any photo-reference in which the subject is doing SOMETHING. That 'something' does not need to be extreme or particularly kinetic, it just has to show the effects of various forces on the bodies (or other objects) in the image. Perusing an artifact, sitting on someone's knee, even enjoying the aroma of a cup of coffee are great examples of actions that, when explored as stock images, can be of great value to artists.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with extreme, kinetic, over-the-top actions, either...
~ ~ ~
It's worth stating the obvious: if you are interested in exploring the more "kinetic" end of the action spectrum, know your limits. Don't work beyond your skill level and observe all necessary safety precautions; no shot is worth getting hurt over.
BODIES IN MOTION
UK Legislation for Orphan WorksUK Legislation for Orphan Works3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
image © 2013 Jason Brown. Please feel free to copy and redistribute this image.
Don’t Let the UK Government remove our rights to our artwork and photography!! This affects every single person who posts images on the internet! Please sign it (if you need to be a UK resident or citizen) and support us!
This is a complete disgrace and has been pushed though without thought or consideration to the artists and photographers whose rights they are taking away, all in the name of economic progress in a bill that has absolutely nothing to do with copyright.
Stop Legalised Theft of Copyrighted Works E-Petition
Orphan Works are not free images E-Petition
HOW TO SUMMARIZE: what's it REALLY about?(((I decided to just make a journal entry about this one, since there's really no drawing required here))))HOW TO SUMMARIZE: what's it REALLY about?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The way I see it, if you're reading this, either you have a story you're working on or you're desperately trying to come up with one. Maybe it isn't coming together quite like you pictured it? Maybe there's too much to work with, or you have too many options to choose from? Maybe you're like many people and can't seem to come up with a good satisfying story no matter how hard you try!
Chances are, YOU ARE THINKING TOO HARD. Sure everyone wants to be the person who writes things like 'Inception' that are super complex and insightful and fun to watch/read/enjoy, but the point is that, when you boil a plotline down to it's basic elements, you should be able to summarize it in ten words or less.
Inception: Man is hired to deceive someone.
Think about it. Watch the movie again if you have to. The MAIN PLOTLINE of Inception is Leonardo DiCaprio's quest to make a guy think somet
Comic Composition GeekoutSPECIAL GUEST STAR (against his knowledge) IS :iconandrew-ross-maclean:Comic Composition Geekout3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You guys know when I get really excited about art geekery, I JUST CAN'T KEEP IT IN. I also feel like composition is a really hard thing to learn, and all you can really do is try to learn "what is good" in composition, and then try to find examples until you can recognize it. In addition, composition for comics is extra hard because you have to worry about the overall flow of the page as well as the composition of each individual panel.
So I was doing my spring cleaning of my message center and came on some new comic pages he uploaded, all of which are awesome, but take a particular look at this one:
This page is AMAZING. I started watching this guy for his slick style and stayed for his crazy composition skills, and this page makes a particularly good example because his work is so clean and straight-forward, there's not a lot of noodling to distract from the motion lines.
1- We read left to ri
On Graduating-Hey guys, I know for a lot of you graduation is coming up super fast, and it seems completely absurd that it's been almost a year ago since I was in that boat. I well remember the two options presented to me:On Graduating-4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) Get a studio job. Preferably close to home.
2) Move back in with my parents. Possibly get a day job or something.
I just wanted to remind ...whoever is reading this... that there are about a gazillion alternatives. In fact, any possible train of actions you can conceive of is an option. It's hard to think of options not presented to you as options, but you really can go anywhere and do anything. This is the only time in our lives when we don't have any greater obligations- we don't have a wife and kids to provide for, no company that would collapse without us, our bodies can handle sleeping on a springy old couch for a while. This is EXACTLY when you should take a gigantic risk because the only thing y
Animation Shorts ListHaven't been posting much of what's happening with me (lazy I guess |D), I decided to make this list of all the animation shorts I've seen and enjoyed and want to share with you guys. I expand whenever I need to cover up a previous journal lol.Animation Shorts List5 years ago in Personal More Like This
(SM |Stop Animation)
IN ALPHABET ORDER
The Backwater Gospel (3D) As long as anyone can remember, the coming of The Undertaker has meant the coming of death. Until one day the grim promise fails and tension builds as the God fearing townsfolk of Backwater wait for someone to die. Not safe for innocent kids.
Big Bang Boom (SM) Evolution done through graffiti art and even the occasional object.
The Cat Piano Stylistic slick anthromorphic cats in a city of music terrorized b
Unused SenshiStock: PART 1Does SenshiStock expire? I'm not sure! But here are some old poses that don't have any use comments on them yet. Is there anything here that you can use before it goes stale?!Unused SenshiStock: PART 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sailor Sitting 13 by SenshiStockSailor Sitting 15 by SenshiStockSailor Sitting 16 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 38 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 41 by SenshiStockSailor Defeat 17 by SenshiStockSailor Sitting 22 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 60 by SenshiStockSailor Animamate 4 by SenshiStockSailor Drama 14 by SenshiStockSailor Drama 18 by SenshiStockSailor Reading 4 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 86 by SenshiStockSailor Bride by SenshiStockSailor IMPALED4 O_O by SenshiStockSailor Fight 23 by SenshiStockSailor Singer 5 by SenshiStockSailor Singer 7 by SenshiStockSailor Singer 13 by SenshiStockSailor Gun 3 by SenshiStockSailor Gun 9 by SenshiStockSailor Gun 11 by SenshiStockSailor Fight 28 by SenshiStock
Looking back at all that old stock has made me nostalgic! (Some of these are so grainy, ; A ; I should retake them!)
I hope you find something in here that you can use still!
Part 2 coming soon!
Note: I'm not deleting anything (sorry to scare you xD) but I might pack some of these old images up into ZIP files.