Photography Troubleshooting: Dull Images on dA?After a long pause in which nobody seemed to have very many questions, we've got a very intriguing one which came up during the People & Portraits projecteducate week and it's something that has always played on my mind, and no doubt on yours too. Once again sine-out has provided a fantastic answer, so hopefully that will help somewhat in clearing this issue up. Have a question? Drop it on this article and we'll work on an answer!Photography Troubleshooting: Dull Images on dA?3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"It seems like colorful pictures made in adobe look good, then after
they have been uploaded on deviantART... the color is more dead.. not so
alive..is this an issue?" ~ kayjensen
"Hi kayjensen, the issue your describing is most likely a colour profile issue. Colour profiles essentially describe how each colour is represented and there are different profiles for different purpose but mostly for getting accurate colour out of a printer or a screen.
By default the internet works with and assumes that every
Draico Redesign Contest - OverWinners are listed here: http://fav.me/d7n8fdrDraico Redesign Contest - Over1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Draico's Current Design:
Things I don't want changed:
1. His main body colour
2. Colour of his wings
3. Horn Shape (unless you have an interesting idea)
4. Crests along his back (unless you have an interesting idea for a substitute)
5. Colour of his belly plates
6. Shape and colour of tail tip
Things that I do want Changed:
1. Shape of his belly plates (this is not necessary, they can be as is)
2. His muzzle (I would prefer it to have that white marking, but if you have a better idea, go for it! Or it can be removed)
3. Wing tips
4. Eye Markings (eye markings do not have to be kept; they can be altered or removed)
5. Purple front paws (they can be altered or removed as well)
6. Colour of his horns
7. Addition of any markings
8. Addition of any physical features (spikes, horns, etc.) so long that everything fits with his design
Dragon Magic Contest (Closed for judging)This is a busy season so I thought I would give you guys a little more time to get your entries in.Dragon Magic Contest (Closed for judging)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Dragons are inherently creatures of magic, from the tip of their horns to their smallest scales, they are infused with it. They possess the power of flight to light our imaginations with their fiery breath or a mystical spell. Dragons range from cunning creatures with fantastical magic abilities, like breathing fire or mesmerizing us with their gaze to the intelligent and powerful magic users , High mages and Wizards in their own right, drawing upon centuries of wisdom and practice. Whether a wielder of spells or a creature using its magical abilities to fly into our dreams, dragons tap into the deepest magic of our minds. What magic do they show to you? What spells do they weave around your head and what tales do they tell?
~Whatever you imagine, whatever you dream. Here there be Dragons!~
Summer Contest June 1 - August 1 - BIG Prizes!The second Anakin-Christensen group contest - deadline: August 1Summer Contest June 1 - August 1 - BIG Prizes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
[see related contest at the bottom of this journal]
1) Theme: Episode II Anakin
2) Medium: Painting: either digital or traditional
3) Scene: "freestyle" - can be a portrait, action scene, etc.
4) Contest begin and end: June 1, 2013 - August 1, 2013
Judging by group admins: August 2 - 9
Winners announced Saturday August 10.
5) Other rules
Creative, not just copied from a movie still or screenshot. Has an emotional impact somehow.
Members only [feel free to join!]
1 entry per person
Work doesn’t have to be new, but cannot already be in this group’s gallery anywhere.
Let’s not go to the Dark Side with Mature Content.
Follows group content rules (see group profile page).
HOW TO POST YOUR ENTRY:
1. When you post your art to DA, include that it's for this contest in the de
BrushesI had also decided to share with you guys about a set of costum made Photoshop brushes that I use frequently on my works. These will all work work on pretty much all current versions of Photoshop, including the essentials versions.Brushes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
– Digital Watercolorhttp://cghub.com/scripts/view/85/ These brushes create very interesting loocking textures, and they can create the look of traditional painting look, I had done a few pictures using only these set of brushes.
– Three simple brushes http://cghub.com/scripts/view/92/ These set contains three different types of brushes that can be used for different purposes.
– Hard square Brush http://cghub.com/scripts/view/203/ This is one of my most used Brushes, I find that square brushes create interesting effects and it's really easy to blend colors using this brush.
– Dirt Brushes http://cghub.com/scripts/view/89/ These set contains 23 different brushes that have costum made textures.
Daily Fractal Feature - Saturday Special:icondailyfractalfeatures:Daily Fractal Feature - Saturday Special10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Daily Fractal Feature for 18th October 2014 - Saturday Special
On a daily basis we, at #DailyFractalFeatures, are aiming to showcase a small selection of fractal artwork to the community.
We are proud to present our Special Saturday Feature, whose theme for today will be spirals!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the works featured and congratulate the artists!
A beautiful spiral, with subtle details and a monochromatic palette that give the fractal a strong sense of depth.
Saturday,s spiral by Ace60
Colours always can make the difference between a normal and a great fractal.
The contrast between the predominant colder colors and the s
MPG Project 2013! Last recipient chosenHi there, i'm The-Average-Alex and i am writing this journal to inform all of you guys of a project which i will be starting in 2013.MPG Project 2013! Last recipient chosen3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is the MPG Project?
The MPG project stands for "Monthly premium give-away project".
On the 15th of every month in 2013 i will be giving away a 3 month premium membership to one lucky deviant here on deviantArt.
I will only be choosing people who have registered to be part of the MPG project
Premium memberships that i give away as part of the MPG project do not count towards my 2013 prize budget so do not worry i will still be hosting competitions & other give-aways throughout the year.
How can i participate/register?
It's extremely easy, all you have to do is leave a comment and this journal.
Please remember to this journal as this it will add you to a list which i will be picking from.
What's the catch?
There is none -.-"
Y U NO ACCEPT MY KINDNESS!!!???
The only thing i ask
CONTEST - ends 15th of dec, win 1 year premium:icondragonhi: I am making a new "draw my characters contest"! yayCONTEST - ends 15th of dec, win 1 year premium3 years ago in Personal More Like This
2 shared 1st place winners: will get 1 year premium membership! + feature in journal
shared 2 place winners: 3 month premium membership and journal feature
Taianu: the number 2 Kaywawolf:
more than one entry is always welcome
The winner will be the artist with the drawing i like best
I have no idea what im gonna like best, so try to impress me! [La la la la]
What would be cool though, is if you try to draw something symbolic? ( thats not neccesary but just an idea for inspiration) with maybe a rose, a key or a sword inside the
August Giveaway! [Closed]Today I am getting on a plane and flying back to Washington. It was a good trip, despite spraining my ankle. I visited a botanical garden, a renaissance faire, and had some nice wine tasting.August Giveaway! [Closed]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So you are probably wondering, where's the frickin' giveaway already!? It's a little late, but it's here! The August Giveaway!
Grand Prize: 1000 Points & 3-Month Premium Membership
Runner-Up: 3-Month Premium Membership
How To Enter
Just this journal entry!
Giveaway ends August 15th!
Don't forget to check out my photography from the trip!
311 points giveaway. The winner!Hello, sweeties!311 points giveaway. The winner!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's cold here, so I didn't go out today and I'm sitting in my room browsing dA...
I decided to make someone smile by giving one lucky deviant 311 points!
(+ I just realized I've reached 400 000 pageviews )
*prize updated to +200 points which were kindly donated by weremole
All you have to do in order to participate is:
fave this journal...
well, that's all
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you
deadline: 7th January,2013.
I will pick the lucky winner with a little help from random.org
Thank you everyone who participated (:
This time the winner is
Congrats and enjoy your points!
Have fun, stay warm and good luck
I hope you like my newest one:
+ my latest:
also.. we may actually have a name for this thingthanx to ~aecardenasalso.. we may actually have a name for this thing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
he suggested sunstone.. a sensible, logical name without any bondage puns to it but relevant to the story
so, my sincere thanx ...now to make a damn logo XD
Bokehlicious In Light by Oer-Wout A new day is born. by incredi city of blinding lights by elalma Quench by Nariscuss reach the city steps tonight by Kenrocks Burning Book by HouaVang bright city lights. by wisesparrow In my mind. .. by addy-ack Morning Angel by diensilver 299. by shadddow Shades of the night by LuPri 356. by shadddow Pureness by Econita Beautiful wishes. by incredi 254. by shadddow Bokeh dream by AM4Y786 Purple dew by Piipsy The gift of a winter evening by Kokopa :thumb201947932: Bokeh eclipse by pqphotography il pleut II. by extrasist0le OoOOoOOoOooOOOo O by Bomb-Creator Drops of bokeh by Saswat777Bokehlicious2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Little Bottle by khrmnens :thumb284523491: In loving memory by diensilver Golden shine by Fra-Emer Butterfly Bokeh by FreyaPhotos Mademoiselle Rouge and her fairy lights by ChanelRossouw morning bokeh by iCECREAMTRUCKFUCK Goodmorning by ByLaauraa Only Magic by AloriaTheZombie Curious Baby Roe by RoeEbo I'm Here, You There by djusa bokeh by moitisse Be Light by solefield Life Inside A Snow Globe by AimishBoy Lights and Mysteries by solefield Meme's eyes by Live-InTheMoment :thumb342853827: :thumb196060280: c p f by NineOneThree dear love, by Zaratops :thumb11211274
TUTORIAL - Tips for All ArtistsHello everyone!TUTORIAL - Tips for All Artists3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have written a tutorial like this before here. But recently I have had more thoughts about it that I decided to share. As you may have noticed, I am not a professional artist, I am a hobbyist and self-taught, and what I will expose here is what I've learnt from my own experience. Even so, I hope this tutorial will be helpful to you!
Another note: English is not my first language, so I apologize if I commit any mistakes.
Feel free to correct my grammar any time, as well as make suggestions or asking questions!
This tutorial is for every kind of artist, but sometimes I will focus more on visual artists (since it's my speciality).
I believe that everyone can be an artist, and this tutorial has not only the purpose of providing advices and tips, but also motivation for all.
1. Your Image as an Artist on dA
2. Your Image as an Artist outside dA
3. Your Popularity
4. Your Art Process
5. Your Artistic Style
Last Call On Special Art Packages (: Edit 3/15/13- Hey again! I just thought I'd post a last call on art packages! They are selling out much faster than I had anticipated...I have enough prints and stickers for another 5-8 packages (depending on the package that is ordered). If you want one, this may be your last chance until my next convention. This will probably be my last advertisement for them as well, as I hate to keep flooding your inboxes.Last Call On Special Art Packages (:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have already ordered, paid, and given me your adress, your package was shipped yesterday morning.
Edit- Hey guys! Thank you for all of the interest in these packages! If you have already paid for one, it has been assembled and will ship tomorrow morning. If you are considering getting one, there is still time. I still have many prints, stickers, and originals available. At the rate things are selling, I anticipate I will sell out in a little less than a week (for those wondering)
Hey guys! So I have a lot o
Watchers Raffle! [WINNERS!]And the winner is...Watchers Raffle! [WINNERS!]6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Random participant feature:
Since I have almost 250 watchers, I think it is time for a new raffle!
Add this journal to you
111 points giveaway!The winner:Hello, sweeties (:111 points giveaway!The winner:3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sending huggies again while doing some fashion experiments with a skirt I found in my closet
I also joined ask.fm so if you have any questions (photography and non photography related), you can ask me here: http://ask.fm/nakedintherain1
I decided to make someone smile again by giving one lucky deviant 111 points.
All you have to do to participate is:
fav this journal
well, that's it
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you
I will pick the winner with a little help of random.org and announce it in this journal on 23rd January around 5pm (GMT+1) (:
+ random from my gallery:
Thank you everyone for participating (:
The winner is
Congrats and enjoy your points
Art giveaway (WINNERS)OKAY THE WINNERS ARE HERE OMGArt giveaway (WINNERS)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
1st place; ShyBlu
2nd place; Aruufi
note me to more details.
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EDIT: wtf thank you so much for the 1000 watchers!
Yes hello. I reached 900 watchers today and I thought it would be a nice idea making an art giveaway because I rarely draw for other people.
There will be 2 places, the first place will get something like this;
and the second place will get a simpler one in black and white like;
Yeah that's it.
How to enter;
- Must be watch
DansuDragon's 1st Contest!Well hai tharDansuDragon's 1st Contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've decided to hold my very first contest so I hope you guys enjoy it!
My characters. Draw them. Simple as that. The only catch? They all have a good chunk of information about their likes, dislikes, environments and most importantly their personalities. You have to draw them to show any or all of these off. You can draw them however you like, anthro, animated, with your own characters or you can even do icons!!
What I'll Be Looking For
Creativity above all. I want to see some unique poses and interesting ways for their personalities to come to life through your artwork!
Quality will also play a part, put the effort into what you do! I want to see you all at your very best!
Attention to my characters, I'll be looking very closely at who has paid most attention to the ref. sheets, things like marking, correct anatomy (meaning some of them have longer thinner bodies than others), correct colours, even eye sha
Pass it Forward Program *NEW*My thoughts are thus: Nordanners, and especially the mutations, are expensive. So what I would like to do, is provide ABSOLUTELY FREE breeding slots to mutations and non-mutation nordanners. Maybe even foals if I can get everything going proper. The only cache is that you have to do the same, some way, some how, provide absolutely free breedings, or foals, to other people. Now to decide on who gets these slots, you can provide contests, but only ones where you don't benefit. No kaaring points, no DA points, no nothing. Like I was thinking of hosting poetry contests, story contests, or just random art contests...Pass it Forward Program *NEW*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you appreciate this idea, and want to expand it, please donate points (or art if needed) so that way I can continue to purchase breeding slots to this wonderful breed. All help is GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Also accepting breeding slot donations of natural and mutation Nordanners. If you wish to donate, please mark a slot on the horse as "Donated" with link to this journal. Then c
Halloween Contests! (Prize Pool of 300+ pts!)Greetings all! Zaivinx and GeneralBacon happen to love Halloween, so Shardwolf3 has come together to deliver its first contest to you allHalloween Contests! (Prize Pool of 300+ pts!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, we'd like to mention that EVERYONE who participates in any of our contests(excluding "Who am I who Lurks in the Shadows?) will get a prize. It may be anything from a custom to a creature adoptable, and there will even be a few randomly chosen contestants who will receive up to 10 . There are only a few main rules which we would like you to follow(these rules apply to every one of our contests. Each individual contest also has a set of its own rules, so please also read those rules)
In order to enter any of the contests, you must follow these main rules which apply to every one of our contests:
In order to receive a prize for participating, you must submit an entry. If you join but never submit anything for the contest, you will not receive a partic
Hmph.It's nice to know that material things are more important than a living, breathing person U:Hmph.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
400 Points Giveaway [WINNERS ANNOUNCED] NEW:400 Points Giveaway [WINNERS ANNOUNCED]6 months ago in Personal More Like This
First prize -> 300 points :iconkirarya: Kirarya
Second prize -> 70 points :iconbousisummer: BOUSISUMMER
Third prize -> 30 points :iconnarisioni: NariSioni
The Giveaway is closed now. We will announce the winners tomorrow (now it's time to sleep xD)
Thank you very much for participating ^^
1500 Watchers giveaway
We have reached 1500 Watchers! :iconbummy1:
We love you all
So it's time for another giveaway ^^
First prize -> 300 points
Star Wars OC contest UPDATEHey,Star Wars OC contest UPDATE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm here to officially announce my 2nd Star Wars OC Contest
Because a few people mentioned that they prefer to write instead of drawing I though about to make a drawing and a fanfic category.
I was thinking about a theme or something like that… I would like to get fun pics. Character interactions, where they are teasing each other, arguing on some stupid thing, an embarrassing situation or something like that. You can see a lot of examples for these things in my gallery.
And the same goes for the fanfic category as well. The point is that I seek for some fun story, otherwise it's up to you. : ) Of course a short one shot is perfect.
EDIT: If you have no inspiration about the given theme you can draw/write in other theme as well, I'm not strict at all. I accept any entries. The theme is more likely a suggestion or it supposed to give you inspiration, but of course in theme entries have more chance to win. : )
Frequently Asked QuestionsI get asked many questions and it can be hard for me to answer them all, so I have compiled a list of questions which I'm often asked in the hope it is of interest to some of youFrequently Asked Questions2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Where did you learn?
I've taught myself. My Secondary (High) School art teacher told me 'cartoon are not art' and so I had no interest in perusing 'art' classes any further. At about 13 I began to draw every day, less studying, more drawing what came to mind, creating characters and worlds and getting my thoughts and feeling onto paper.
I joined deviantART at 15, and the feedback and critique I've gained through sharing my art online has helped a lot in my improvement. I wasn't born with any 'gift', unless you count functioning hands, I learned through practice. My early drawings are just as bad as everyone elses (I keep them as proof) I a