APAD Cycle 5 and FeatureHey everyone!APAD Cycle 5 and Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A Poll A Day has been successfully running the fourth time over and it's time for the fifth cycle
If you would like to be a part of APAD, just pop me a note or comment on this journal here.
Thanks a lot for looking
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*JustABeautifulDream-May 29th 2012
*markstewart-May 30th 2012
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=LilaeaBluecoat-June 2nd 2012
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Drawing tips - tutorialHello watchersDrawing tips - tutorial8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some people ask me how I learned to draw and what tips I can give them! So I wrote a tutorial and hope it will help! Here are my tips for you to become a better drawer!
First of all a good drawing stands with good materials. Good paper (no copy paper) and good pencils. If you're not sure, the expensive ones are mostly pretty good! For graphite I use Staedtler Mars Lumograph and for colour Faber-Castell "Polycromos".You need to use different numbers of pencils: 4H for very light areas and 6B for the dark areas. A big contrast in a drawing makes a better drawing! You can't make a good drawing with one HB pencil. You need a 6B or 4B to create more depth in the drawing.Choose a good picture. The greatest drawer in the world can't make a good drawing from a bad picture. A high-resolution image is necessary to see all the details! Next to the high-resolution, it has to be an interesting picture. The result could be a beautiful drawing, however a boring image wouldn't attract a
FINAL - March Poll Period * CLOSED:icontransparentplz:FINAL - March Poll Period * CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello dear members, watchers and visitors
This is the new way to find our winner of our POLL SYSTEM: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED of this period!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins a 3 months sub, our usual prize.
Follow the RULES to VOTE...AND EVERYONE VOTING and ING THIS BLOG will enter a draw to win 100 . The participants may and should click the Favourite Button too - you have
Traditional Art Favorites of 20122011 • 2010 • 2009 • 2008Traditional Art Favorites of 20121 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Another year is almost over and it's time for my annual traditional art feature of artworks submitted in the year of 2012!
This is my favorite, the most difficult and the most time consuming art feature to make, as well as the one I'm never really satisfied with: it's a real pain to decide which works to include in this little collection when, just from this small part of the most amazing works dA is filled with you have the luck to find and see each year, you have at least a few hundreds of top
Official W.I.T.C.H. Hypno Art Contest!This will be my first ever contest and I thought about how I could make it big so I decided to offer big prizes and as many contest winners and runner ups will be given prizes as well as a grand prize winner I want this to be as successful as possible for this contest and I wanted to add an angle to it as well so I thought of my favorite show of all time I must say W.I.T.C.H. and than I thought it would be ok to just post normal W.I.T.C.H. art like you can find all over DA AND LET ME TELL YOU THEIR ARE SOME GREAT ONES OUT THERE, but I also have seen some unique types out their two some that add my personal favorite angel hypnosis. It to me adds new feeling to the world of W.I.T.C.H. and I wanted to use some type of effect in the art submitted so I thought it would be great if some of the art entries had some characters of W.I.T.C.H. under the spell of the horn of hypnos (i.e. hypnotized forever etc, etc). Anyone who has been on my page knows that hypnosis is a hobby of mine and I loveOfficial W.I.T.C.H. Hypno Art Contest!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Founder's Favourites - 3rd EditionYou have here another opportunity to win a 3 month sub!The Founder's Favourites - 3rd Edition2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fave this article to enter the draw. More info here http://egil21.deviantart.com/journal/Some-opportunities-to-win-a-3-months-sub-284864653
:iconsmallwaveplz:Hello deviants and art lovers!
This will be a regular feature, published on my (Egil21) Journal and submitted to TheFavouriteShowcase's Journals Folder http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/34209706 as well.
These works are my Favourites from my +devwatch of :icongroupsplz::iconthefavouriteshowcase:.
This is a group for all, where a great team of Contributors tries to expose your work in various ways and where you can certainly find some favourites too.
Please take a moment to see this collection and enjoy
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), Journal, July 25, 1839.
Pure Beauty XVBeauty can be found everywhere.Pure Beauty XV9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This feature is for the beautiful people on deviantART and their models.
Profitez de ces beautés.
Lean by GretaTu Mg 6078 by luvsinspiration
sunny sun by MartaSyrko
at that moment by andreapunthunderstorm by vampire-zombie
Into the Woods by caitlin-morey
tulip girl by CatlivDandelion by AnitaAnti
Glare by Kokopa
The Tea and Identity ContestSo what is this all about?The Tea and Identity Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Quite simple, really. Being particularly jobless during summer vacations and in peculiarly fortunate possession of some good friends and extra points, I've decided to host a contest. Everything you need to know about participating and other contest-related activities may be found below.
Topic / Theme: Tea and/or Identity
You may write on either or both. You are requested not to write directly on them: we - the judges - would like to read your interpretation of these words/themes/phrase.
All submissions must be in English.
This is strictly a prose contest.
The maximum number of words is 500, with a buffer of 50 words.
Entries should be submitted here on deviantART as literature deviations.
Old deviations (i.e., anything submitted before the date on which this journal is posted) will not be accepted.
Please mention in the artist's comments section of your submission that it is an en
SHOWING THE LOVE CONTEST - Fan Art Contest #3Welcome to our third contest! We're thrilled to announce yet another opportunity for you all to create incredible works of art based on your favourite TV shows and Movies! After an exhausting voting and polling process, the contest subject has been chosen by YOU, our dear members. Here is the THEME : ... drum roll please....SHOWING THE LOVE CONTEST - Fan Art Contest #32 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Showing the Love" contest : Draw a scene in which characters show their love for each other. Now that doesn't mean it needs to be rated M or even T (though both are welcome) AND it doesn't necessarily mean that it has to be romantic love! It could be familial love! It could be something as simple as one character giving another character a flower or serving them breakfast in bed. You can use an actual scene from a live action tv or movie or you can make up your own scene using live action tv or movie characters.
ENTERING THE CONTEST:
1. You must be
Improving your Art – what dA news can teach youWhat dA news can teach you about:Improving your Art – what dA news can teach you3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Improving your Art
The dA news platform is a great way to adress the community and teach them things about a wide range of topics, and of course to find information that you didn't even know you were looking for! Over time I've collected many great articles. This series will bring them together per topic so it's easy to find what you're looking for! Besides helping people find information they need, the aim of this series is also to promote quality on the news platform.
For this issue, I chose articles about Improving your Art. There may be more issues on this topic in the future
Articles may overlap on some areas, and may contain outdated info though I've tried to avoid this.
(For all you beta testers I included thumbs too! they're invisible to non-beta testers.)
Learning Experience #1: 10 Ways
Some Traditional Wizards #7 + Art AdventureI want to leave you with some magicians, they have the privilege to own magical pencils, erasers, tortillions, paintbrushes, sheets, canvas... and hands. Maybe some are a bit crazy, but support them!Some Traditional Wizards #7 + Art Adventure2 months ago in Personal More Like This
european grey wolf by Eline-portraitsOld Bridge by DChernov
tiara by Kris-KamikakushiMiss Christina by ilonaxxxJames Hugh Calum Laurie by V-IstBreeze by jane-beata
Coral by San-TAutumn Smoke by escafanSoundwave by San-T
Vigil by Fuz-Caforio-Art'Crossing' - Oil on Canvas By Robert Hagan by robert-hagan'The Crossing' - Oil On Canvas by Robert Hagan by robert-hagan
Short-Horned Hootlet by billharrisonDream of Flight by billharrisonSnowy and Lichens medium by billharrison
Noyabr'skiy veter by SILENTJUSTICENoel Gallagher by StephenAinsworthStephania by caiusaugustusNatural Law by SILENTJUSTICE
The Last Breath by HyperionDreamsNatalie Portman Drawing by ElucidatorThe Wedding Day by imaginee
Huge 3 tone wire bonsai tree sculpture by Ken To by KenToArtHummingbirds watercolor study by sandaraGreen wire bonsai tree sculpture by Ken To by KenToArt
Wish I lived under the sea by AuroraWienholdPurple Finch by NambrothTequila book cover by DanielGrzeszkiewiczHorse() by Yelena2811
Tenderness (European Lynx) by EsthervanHulsenI'm here by SILENTJUSTICENoisy silence... by StudioUndertheMoon
Are you looking at me? by XRlSClose your eyes. by XRlSTemptation by XRlS
The Light V by trulsespedalwalking alone by bohomaz13Far far away by bohomaz13
Art and Points Giveaway! closedRESULTS ARE IN DERPSArt and Points Giveaway! closed6 months ago in Personal More Like This
thank you all who joined :3 i was actually really surprised to see over a hundred entries XD XD XD <3
ALL WINNERS HAVE TO COMMENT ON THIS JOURNAL TO GET YO PRIZES BY MONDAY OK :3 i think you will get a dev mention so i probably don't have to note xD
1st Place! :iconJengogirl: CONGRATULATIONS!!
2nd Place :iconNorthern-Projection:
3rd and 4th Place
closed kk thanks XD
ACCEPTALLART CONTEST 2013! (CONTEST HAS ENDED!)The decided contest theme for 2013 is: MUSIC. ♩♫ACCEPTALLART CONTEST 2013! (CONTEST HAS ENDED!)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
“Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.”
― Sarah Dessen
The contest is now open, and ends on November 27th.
All art mediums are allowed!
The artworks must be NEW, made specifically for this contest. (Anything submitted after October the 1st is ok)
Put anything along the lines of “This is my entry for AcceptAllArt’s contest” in the description box.
Send your entry in a note to ceedeng (submit it to deviantart first, then send the link.)
1 entry per person.
(if you'd like to offer prizes, feel free to comment below!)
First: 100 , feature from ceedeng, f-innick, WorldWar-Tori, 3 commissio
The do's of NaNoWriMo **This blog is courtesy of GrimFace242 concerning the novel phenomenon that is NaNoWriMo. WriteRoomies has huge respect for NaNoWriMo and so we are happy to promote the original article. GrimFace242 has acknowledged the following users as thanks in making this article possible and deserves a huge pat on the back for his work so can everyone please do that: TarienCole, WTFgirl, AzeeraTheNinja, kittykittyhunter, forbiddenhero, Thy-Robocop, damina, AeternusVotum, TMCanada, MeganLawler94, Loza-Muse, thorns, TheSkaBoss, SkysongMA, PinkyMcCoversong, Nekolai, ozzla, BloodrainFireDawn, The-Monoblos and AspiredWriter. Thankyou to all and here are the do's of NaNo (GrimFace242 will be posting a second article for don'ts so keep posted).**The do's of NaNoWriMo1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We may only be one week into October, but November and NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. If you've neve
TRADITIONAL ART AND NEW WATCHERS...TRADITIONAL ART AND NEW WATCHERS...1 month ago in Personal More Like This
HELLO DEAR FRIENDS AND WATCHERS....
I KNOW MOST OF US ARE TOO BUSY TO PROPERLY
LOOK AT JOURNALS, ANSWER COMMENTS, ETC...
BUT... A LOT OF US ARE ALSO FED UP WITH THE
WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT HAVE BEEN AROUND...
I HOPE THESE COLOURFUL AND LOVELY WORKS
WILL CHEER UP YOUR WEEK....
I HOPE YOU ENJOY....:icont-loveplz::iconlovepinkplz::iconlovegoesboom::iconlovepinkplz::icont-loveplz:
nu de dos by laurentbotella
Are you looking at me? by XRlSThe Artisan by Earleywine
I AM A BELIEVER!!!WILL SHOW YOU ON CAMERA NOW.....I AM A BELIEVER!!!WILL SHOW YOU ON CAMERA NOW.....6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I AM A BELIEVER.... THAT WE CREATE OUR OWN LIVES!!!
THEREFORE I AM USING THIS EQUINOX MOMENT
TO SHARE WITH YOU AND MAKE YOU PART OF WHAT ONE CAN CALL
FOR THOSE OF YOU, OBVIOUSLY, WHO WOULD LIKE TO TAKE PART...
IF YOU DO NOT, THERE IS NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER,
OF COURSE... AND I JUST HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS FEATURE....
"WAVE" TO SUMMER AS IT SLOWLY DEPARTS.....
AND LET YOUR WOES GO WITH IT.....
EMBRACE THE NEW SEASON UPON ITS ARRIVAL...
AS THE DAY COMES TO ITS END...
SO BELIEVE YOU ARE RECEIVING THE GIFT OF
A NEW LEASE OF LIFE.....
Huge feature of awesome works! :)Huge feature of awesome works! :)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I search the silence ( print edition ) by MatteoCattonarCracow by bartlomiejkoter
Street Lights by rainbowtseCute dog by Anna655Olivia Wilde by DeadOceansAmur Amur by shonechacko
Bard the Bowman by evankartMonsoon by BlueFoxxxWe belong together by HayleyLVNeal Caffrey by bloofeesh
Vide Cor Meum by mymelynxTauriel by FantaasiatoidabJack Sparrow by shanaviiVogue by Raipun
Gollum by Loga90Fading by Wicked-IllusionThe Return of the King by AuroraWienholdCastiel by Acolet
The Reichenbach Fall by ISG-ArtWhy Dont You Do Right by Claudia-SGFlower Gentle by SelenadaDrawing: Game of Thrones 2 by GeneralOrry
Jason by pbird12Blazing sun - Preview by AuroraWienholdRobert Downey Jr/Sherlock Holmes by Tinchi147My acrylic art on canvas/Jared Leto/size A4 by Darklightksu
Jack sparrow by ahsrArya Stark - Photoshop studies by KaraKopiaraDean by Jow3Ew0L
My 2nd Month on DA!!!I'm now 2 months old here on DeviantArtMy 2nd Month on DA!!!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm very happy to reach 260 WATCHERS!!!
And I care about pageviews!!!
That means a lot for me >W< haha
Come and celebrate with me >W< !!
Favorite and comment this journal and I feature you all >W<
(only to my Watchers)
DA who celebrate with me are
HAVE A SUNSHINE DAY!!!!HAVE A SUNSHINE DAY!!!!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
― Marcel Proust
"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for."
"Forget yesterday - it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow - you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - today."
― Steve Maraboli,
Don't let anyone belittle you or your work!I've been catching up a lot on dA since I got back and have been a bit surprised by some of the things going on. I've noticed that some of the wonderful artists I love and admire are being pushed aside for some ... interesting works. I won't get into a debate on this, at the end of the day, this is just my opinion. But how can a quick sketch that has been edited in photoshop to add some sparkle, outrank something that someone has put 30+ hours into and is pencil perfection? I don't understand the world anymore. Anyway, I just wanted to say I still appreciate your work and dedication .. for what that's worthDon't let anyone belittle you or your work!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
The next thing I want to say, and this is based on observation and on a conversation or two I've been having. Have you ever felt belittled or put down in your art because someone tells you that 'it's not the right way'? I have some issues with this and felt the need to vent a little bit, so I'll list my wafflings below
Q) Have yo
A DAY TO REMEMBER.....A DAY TO REMEMBER.....6 months ago in Personal More Like This
THERE ARE SOME DAYS IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU
NEVER FORGET.... SOMETIMES THE REASON FOR
THIS IS POSITIVE.... OTHER TIMES ... NEGATIVE.....
12 YEARS AGO TODAY, I WAS STILL WORKING AT
LISBON AIRPORT FOR AN AMERICAN AIRLINE...
THE LISBON TO NEW YORK FLIGHT HAD ALREADY
LEFT A COUPLE OF HOURS EARLIER...
AND SUDDENLY... "THE WORLD WENT CRAZY"...
I SHALL NEVER FORGET HOW STUNNED AND SHOCKED WE
ALL WERE.... APART FROM THE HORROR WE WERE
WATCHING ON THE T.V. SCREEN.... IT THEN OCCURED TO
US THAT "OUR PLANE" WAS STILL IN THE AIR.....
IT WAS ONLY 20HRS LATER THAT WE GOT A CALL
FROM THE CAPTAIN OF "OUR FLIGHT", THEY WERE SAFE,
THEY HAD BEEN REROUTED TO BERMUDA.... :iconyeeplz:
THAT WAS THE YEAR I LEFT COMMERCIAL AVIATION...
JUST 2 MONTHS AFTER THIS.... I HAD HAD ENOUGH....
FOR TOO MANY REASONS....
I LOVE B&W WORKS... AND DO NOT ASSOCIATE THEM WITH
ANY NEGATIVE FEELINGS.
Ten Commandments... from a dog.Ten Commandments... from a dog.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
My Chihuahua Mia (2007-2011) on Halloween
Hi Everyone!! Christmas is around the bend and i just wanted to remind you PLEASE DO NOT buy someone a dog for a Christmas present! 40% of these "gifts" end up in shelters or pounds due to lack of interest or unwanted responsibility. I am a HUGE dog lover and have had several over my years. I see people often who have no business owning a pet and it tears me up inside.
Please read this and do your research before purchasing a dog. Not all breeds are for everyone. The !0 commandments as a dog sees it: (reposted)
My life is likely to last 10-15 years: Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that!
2.Give me time to understand what you want from me: don't be impatient,
short tempered or irritable.
PF: Black and WhiteProject FeaturePF: Black and White10 months ago in Personal More Like This
is a project to help artists gain exposure.
I will feature 50 piece related to a theme. Anyone can suggest pieces related to the theme, and each suggestor will receive a feature in the contributors' journal.
You can vote for the theme you prefer on this poll: http://hsybbed.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3663370/
Our theme was:
Black and White
duality by BohemianButterfliesWelcome to Oblivion 4965.bw by SchwarzWieEbenholZMimosa. by Blueberryblackwhite ball. by Blueberryblackberries. by BlueberryblackMona Lisa by Amanda-DiazOne Way by Hengki24Shape Shifter by bittersweetvenomMacbeth by krevez:thumb362685585:Hbf1 by MCRfreak0815
Canton Lake by PariahLycanDurdle Door Bay by AntonioGouveiaUne autre epoque by leingadBlack and White by Nay9Adventurous by bawboh86Black and White Minotaure by CarancerthMoonish. by BlueberryblackBridge Over Troubled Waters by LashelleValentineLoss of Transportation by LashelleValentineLove in Black and White by LashelleValentinedreaming underwater by CookmePancakesCoffee III by uswcmNo title by DeluxeArts:thumb345182130:Black and White Love by hsybbedLasswade Cemetery - 06.05.13 by stocksie69A whiter shade of pale by aoniken
The sun will never stop shining name search by vadalein Undiscovered land by m-eralp Electric Kiss by ahermin Dreamland... by ElenaKalis PAINT BALL DROP by ArwenArts Agfa Optima 1a by Squirrelondope Romania's rooftop 54 by adypetrisor Cobweb by Nitrok Run, Husky, Run by Lupinicious short story 2 by pstoev fall on fire by LarsVanDeGoor A taste of autumn by hoschie Ain't It Fun by feanutri Maple tree by porbital My Drifting Island by Oer-Wout In the mist by chavez666 Namibian Eden by hougaard the ability to dream by werram Tea and Books by Like-A-Kitty Heavy things won't fly by girltripped Sparkling Wine by ahermin the guard of forest by shade-plThe sun will never stop shining1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Amber by P0RG autumn 7 by all17 Glacial Acid by Al-Baum twinkling by kim-e-sens Tea Time by nairafee .: FEED ME :. by onixa Sunset 3 by LorenzoDiFolco -Ancestor of recall- by Janek-Sedlar windows by ildiko-neer chocolaterie. by magnesina Last Moment by IvanAndreevich waiting hearts by augenweide cocktail time by Orwald Rider by lwc71 Light my Fire by dansch summer is a present by Lisa-Schneider Elevation by oO-Rein-Oo i love cookies by Megson Cause you're all I want.. by addy-ack All That Remains III by MyLifeThroughTheLens The swan princess by PawelMatys Alsafi by wchild .: Golden Morning :. by VictorianPrincess Flower Chakra by not-in-my-lifetime the beginning by photo-earth First Light by Sortvind gold by prismes :th