5 Reasons to do it the traditional way5 Reasons to do it the traditional way5 Reasons to do it the traditional way1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional and Digital art are both completely different mediums, able to create the same product. It is possible to paint a beautiful, watercolor-like painting digitally, as well as achieve the cleanliness and color options of a digital piece traditionally. Therefore, using one or the other to express ourselves creatively is, just like many things in life, just an option. People may have personal, sometimes even illogical reasons for using one or the other and that's fine. Today, however, I'm a cheerleader for the "traditional side", and I offer you 5 reasons to do it traditionally!
1. Oh the wonderful smell of art supplies > I'm not talking about the toxic smell that come painting techniques require, of course. Rather about the feeling you get when entering a huge art supply store, touching all those brand new pencils and tubes
CONTEST 2013-ended WINNERS ANNOUNCEDTHE CONTEST IS OVER! There was a total of 30 entries so I will be adding 50 points to each prize! Additionally, someone donated 43 points so those will be divided among the contest placements as well. In further addition, no written entries were submitted, so there will be a recalculation of points (for those who donated prizes to the written winner you no longer need to give them!). The new prizes will be listed beneath each placement so check below!CONTEST 2013-ended WINNERS ANNOUNCED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As for the advertisement prize, no one said that they had been recommended to enter this contest by anyone else so regrettably there will be no prize given out!
I want to thank everyone who entered, donated, or advertised. You truly made my day with your support and/or drawing of my character(s)!!! I hope that as I judge you will all wait patiently and perhaps go check out my friend and I's other contest (It would rea
PE: Silk Screen Printing BasicsToday I will discuss some basic information about Silk Screen printing and hopefully draw more interest to this wonderful and fun art form. Silk Screen Printing is used in a variety of professional fields these days and produces beautifully vibrant images that often appear digital in nature due to their vibrance. Silk Screen printing is also often used to print designs and logos onto T-shirts or other apparel - you probably own something that was silk screen printed!PE: Silk Screen Printing Basics1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Let's go ahead and dive right in, shall we?
Generally a digital image is made that is printed as a transparency which is then used to get the image on the screen with some help using emulsion. The 'exposure unit' then burns away the unnecessary emulsion leaving behind a clean area in the mesh with the identical shape as the desired image.
After printing and cleaning the screen, screens are held up to the light to make sure no small holes are present in areas that are not
Choosing a Fixed Form for your PoemPoetry BasicsChoosing a Fixed Form for your Poem1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Choosing a Fixed Form for your Poem
If you want to know how to write a sonnet deviantART has you covered but what if you want to know if the sonnet is the right choice for the poem you intend to write? The point of this journal is to introduce the steps in the process of choosing a fixed form to write in and some questions a writer should work through to find a form that suits the content.
Know Your Forms
There's no way around this one, in order to choose a fixed form you must first know what's out there. A great guide here on dA to get your bearings on poetry forms is BeccaJS' PE: Poetry Forms- An A-Z. Here's another excellent guide that is for
Good Guys (Males Only) CollabThe collab is now COMPLETE!:Good Guys (Males Only) Collab2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For this collab, we will be drawing all the Disney good guys (males) we can!
If this collab goes well, we'll do a Disney girls one, too.
Any good guy can only be in the collab once. In other words, if someone has already taken him, then you can't sign up for him.
When we're done, Zimeta will put together all the individual guys onto one big mural, much like our previous villains collaboration:
Traditional or digital mediums are fine.
Any pose is fine as long as it's not vulgar. Anything from jumping to sitting is just perfect.
Do not do your own version of a character. You MUST use the Disney design. You're allowed to draw them in your own style, though. In fact, we encourage you to use your own style over doing a carbon copy of a character.
We are not doing different versions of the same character. Fo
Bird-Photography and Birds-Club December FeaturesBird-Photography and Birds-Club proudly presents some of the best submissions from the month of December, chosen by me, mydigitalmind. At the end of every month, I will go through submissions from both groups and choose the ones that stand to feature them in a News Article. I will also choose features from some of our special events that run during the month.Bird-Photography and Birds-Club December Features3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Bird-Photography's Featured Photos
Every week, the admins from Bird-Photography pick a photo out of the previous week's submissions that will be featured on our front page for the entire week. The following photos were featured in December.
Birds-Club Bird of the Month
Each month, Birds-Club devotes a journal feature to a particular bird species. Members are welcome to submit as many deviations as they want with no pre-judging as long as they are photos
Little thing called TalentLittle thing called TalentLittle thing called Talent1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive and my purse is empty, but they say I have talent."
In general, talent means the skill that someone has quite naturally to do something that is hard, a high degree of ability that a person was born with. It's hard to argue that some people indeed have more of an inherited talent for arts than others. They are able to get to a certain level rather quickly and get a lot of praise along the way. However, relying on talent will only last for so long, there's a point to be reached when nothing but hard work gets you through.
"Talent is so loaded a word, so full to the brim with meanings, that an artist might be wise
Feature :)A feature from me has been LONG overdue!!!Feature :)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've been collecting enough, so here are some works I've ed in the last couple weeks. Please, please comment, favorite, and watch these artists! They are truly amazing and their gallery's have so much more to offer if you just take a look!
Also, this article to help it get more exposure! Thank you all for looking
Another lynx... by White-Voodoo
Fallow Deers by javierherrera86 Full speed by DarkTara Kitten jump by DeeOtter
Bloody WildDog by NagWolf :thumb321661802:
:thumb311531066: :thumb325429707: Crowned Pigeon (Digital Painting) by Rick-Lilley
The tiger 2 by Jagu77 Owls Eyes by Enkased Cutie IV by RemusSirion
Aquila pomarina by RichardConstantinoff Autumn Eyes by Saromei Owl by brijome
Spanish Imperial Eagle / Spanischer Kaiseradler by DaSchu :thumb326939132:
:thumb327409336: I'm Bearfect For You by DeviantTeddine Lionfish by braxtonds
Kgalagadi Leopardess by LinRuPhotography OWL by photoflacky
Little Climber by Enalla :thumb326385051: Caption this... by DeniseSoden
Going to swim by Galatheon
What are adoptables? (The informational journal)FAQ: AdoptablesWhat are adoptables? (The informational journal)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What are adoptables?
The 'adoptables' you are seeing in this group are mostly animal, hybrid and human designs artists use as personas or characters. They have no physical presence. They are mainly artistic designs of all sorts sold for points (a strictly dA resource), trade or real cash.
How do I sell them? What are the rules for adoptables?
The designs sold are like selling pieces of artwork - they have to be one of a kind and not a copy of someone else's design. If you sell a design that is (or is almost like) somebody else's design, you can get banned from dA for art theft.
To sell an adoptable, it has to be a design you made that you are willing to sell to someone else for the trade of your choice. You can trade it for one of their adoptables, sell it to them for points/money or even give it away for free. You may do this as long as you m
Cosplay Tutorials CollectionCosplay tutorials are among the most fascinating I've found in DA, full of inspiration and secrets that make you want to try them, even if you've never cosplayed before. I took a good look around and tried to put together the best collection that I could, so please feel free to browse all of these and try them! Let these artist know how awesome and generous they are for their hard workCosplay Tutorials Collection2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This article was written for ArtHistoryProject, please don't forget to visit the project and also join the nail art contest we put together.
Knight of Time Cape: Tutorial by HABanime Ruffle Skirt Tutorial by eirenealetheia Sailor Fuku Cosplay Tutorial by SparklePipsi
Feathered Wings Tutorial by Kudrel-Cosplay Steampunk Goggles: A Tutorial by FenrisDesigns Fantasy Film Wing Tutorial by Flying-Fox Tutorial: Cosplay Jewel-Making by cafe-lalonde Foam Board Weapon Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Vinyl and Craft Foam Armor Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Link Cosplay hat tutorial by Eressea-sama Cid Highwind Spear Tutorial 1 by gerodere Craft foam tutorial by PxScosplay
The Music of Language: ProsodyPoetry is the art of using language as a tool to create both visually, atmospherically and phonetically coherent pieces. Imagine an unsung music that flows through our everyday lives, syncopating our every emotion and pulses through our every sentence. The careful wordsmith is someone who is attuned to this song, the music of the language. It’s the melody that runs through the lines as we hear them read out loud and the rhythm that resonates through every sentence that we utter. The name for it is prosody. Prosody is the underlying song that lives in any given language. And it is the basis of foot, meter and rhyme.The Music of Language: Prosody1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
1. What is prosody?
In linguistics, prosody is the rhythm, stress and intonation of speech. It reflects both the feature of the language as well as the mood and intent of the speaker. Therefore the "melody" of Italian sounds drastically different from that of English, which is again different fr
Bump Up Your ColorWorking with color can be difficult no matter what medium you choose, but it can be especially daunting for traditional artists. Learning how to mix your own colors is equally as important as learning how to apply them to your work.Bump Up Your Color1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
1. No matter what your art teacher says, YOU CAN use black and white
You've all probably heard that at one point: don't use black, black is bad (or white is bad). There is nothing inherently badabout using either color. The real caution should be in not using them exclusively in lightening or darkening a color. Both colors are very strong and can overwhelm the saturation of whatever they are mixed with. Rather than omit black and white from your palette, explore the range they can have when mixed with other colors.
2. Don't buy "flesh colored" pigments
You know that peachy tinted stuff? Don't use it. Pre-mixed pigments with white in them tend to be very chalky and unnatural looking, plus, it
Superb Owl Sunday!This feature is now closed to further suggestions! Please check out the wonderful art that has been submitted; each one of them is a gem! Please fave this journal if you enjoyed itSuperb Owl Sunday!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone! It's SUPERBOWL SUNDAY in the United States today! Now, I don't care too much about sports, and I'd rather spend a nice Sunday afternoon outside watching birds than sitting with people spilling nachos and yelling at the TV. So, let's shake up the concept of "SuperBowl" a bit and turn it into ...
SUPERB OWL SUNDAY
This blog is a feature of superb owl art and photography! The catch was that you could not suggest yourself -- you had to suggest someone else's work to be featured!
Introduction about making handmade booksINTRODUCTION ABOUT BASIC TOOLS TO MAKE HANDMADE BOOKSIntroduction about making handmade books2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I'd like to share with you some basic tips if you're interested in making handmade books. I've learned how to do that a few terms ago, at the university. As an art restoring adept I've been through the old, traditional ways of making books and added some modern touches to simplify that. I'm going non-professional so far, without expensive equipment, so if you'd like to give books a try you don't have to invest that much
The first and obvious thing that's needed for our book is paper. At that stage you have to decide what kind of book you'd like to make - you need lined or squared paper for notebooks, journals, cookbooks and basically everything that's meant to write in. Sketchbooks and scrapbooks require nice smooth plain paper and photo albums work best with thick and durable paper. Of course those are basics, you can use decorated paper or one suitable for
You will see us again flowers by domatescilek memory of summer. by magnesina Cosmos by Marmaluke invitation by AlicjaRodzik Waking dream by dnbly Happy by fruitpunch1 hard sun by RiluriCanta Dreaming by Justysiak hanging. by simoendli cosmo love. by simoendli umbrella. by simoendli Dolce by Einsilbig with love by Iridescent-happinesS just a flower by julie-rc Twilight's flowers by marcopolo17 spring, the by frayart show me. .. by lipstickmisfit Spring Ladies by Hantenshi Garden by BlueColoursOfNature Dressed In Pink by addy-ack Cosmos by undergradNITZ Flowers by Justine1985 Cosmos by Al-Baum :thumb262337716: Into the light III by ZanaSoul Darkness by NicolasEvariste Ona Flower by CasheeFoo :thumb271029963:You will see us again2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosmos IV by WindyLife to the evening sun by nakedlady sunbathing together by StarTigerOne maybe you aren't lost by jyoujo Opened My Arms to You.. by pacificdreams :thumb328594117: easy summer by asianrabbit Pink cosmos by piyato cold by frayart Last Rays by X-chromosome Pink Cosmos by hk21 the forgotten tenderness... by nakedlady
Is time over? by pacificdreams :thumb138646049: cosmea by AlexEdg Divas by StarPhoto Coeur de cosmos by pourquoipas blue stage by berryrika Reaching for the Cosmos. . . by ElevenOrchids Flowers vol.2 by Justine1985 Sweet Deflection by piximi :thumb812
Specific Imagery: What Makes a Poem Good?Specific Imagery: What Makes a Poem Good?Specific Imagery: What Makes a Poem Good?1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
So what makes a poem good?
According to Samuel Taylor Coleridge (please, never just call him Sam) the definition of poetry is "the best words in their best order".
Fine. But what exactly does that mean?
It means that good poetry is about much more than just matching rhythm and rhyme. What elevates any poem above its peers is the specific choice of words to match the poet's intent.
Say what now?
Think of it this way: our chosen words are our color palette, and the way we combine them equates to brush strokes and blending. Strong words equal bold hues, while overused and cliché terms are a lot like faded watercolors. You want your hard work to stand out, not blend in, right?
Of course I do!
Then my biggest piece of advice is this: choose your words.
What do you mean? I always choose my words; I'm a writer, after all!
What I mean is, do your best to choose the most appro
OC Interview with Bellbo and BabaRules:OC Interview with Bellbo and Baba4 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Pick one to four OCs
2. Share this with your friends!
3. Have fun!
1. What is your real name?
Mine's Bellbo, and Baba's is...
He is just Baba.
2. What is your surname?
Pfft, we don't have a surname. A surname is hereditary. We weren't born in a family; we were artificially created--and no one gives a thing they created their surname.
3. What are your three most popular nicknames?
Baba calls me Bobo. Bistre called me 'libel' when we first knew each other too, which sounded nice. A boy who likes to be the bane of my existence likes to call me 'Bells' or 'dear.' Although, 'creep' or 'freak' will always be my personal favourites~
... Huh? When have
PE: Textured brushesThis article is an introduction to textured brushes in digital art painting. I'll cover making your own brushes as well as the use of textured brushes. You'll also find some great art and brush sets at the end of this article. This is my first time writing for projecteducate, so I hope you'll find this helpful!PE: Textured brushes2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textured brush vs. texture
First of all, what is a textured brush? And why should you bother with it when you can just slap a nice texture over your painting to make it look more interesting?
Alright, let's start at the beginning. "Textured brush" is a brush created out of a texture, so basically a texture in brush-form. Whether it's made with help of a pre-existing image (see texture above) or some wild scribbling on your tablet (like the example brush above) doesn't matter. Texture + select + define brush = texture
PE: Inner ArtistTo find your inner artist you have to find your way first. Get inspired by other Artists and have fun!PE: Inner Artist2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Before I tell you how to find your inner artist, I want to speak a little bit about inspiration. We all need inspiration to let out our inner artist. An Art block won´t help us at all.
So, what is inspiration? Who gives us inspiration? Inspiration is hard to describe. We all have different views about it. Others see inspiration in music and others look up to amazing artists like Leonardo da Vinci (Italian pronunciation: [leoˈnardo da ˈvintʃi] * April 15, 1452 - † May 2, 1519).
Tips how to get inspired: Turn your music on, go out to see the nature, have fun with friends, look up to other artists (But do not copy their ideas) or stories.
But that's only my view, I asked 2 artists about their view, 'What is inspiration for them'.
Christmas patterns and ideasChristmas is coming! Have you already started decorating your home? How about decorating it in a very crafty way this year? To help you have some ideas we made this post with lovely patterns, enjoy!Christmas patterns and ideas3 months ago in Personal More Like This
An adorable Christmas stocking: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/christmas-stocking-53
An afghan to make you warm in the mood of Christmas: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/christmas-granny-afghan
Some ornaments to make your tree more adorable: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/8
How to create your own SketchbookA Sketchbook is a special notebook to draw in. Many current and previous artists uch as Leonardo Da Vinci, have their own Sketchbook as a diary to write down their thoughts, ideas and experiences, whatever comes to mind. Also they might use a sketchbook to note down instructions or important facts about art. However, this 'bought' sketchbook can be very expensive and sometimes difficult to get in stores.How to create your own Sketchbook2 months ago in Personal More Like This
There is however, an alternative to having your own sketchbook without buying it. This alternative is, of course, to create your own sketchbook to your style and your taste. This involves a little work but is great for being part of your artistic growth and development. Also you can save money because the materials are not as expensive as buying a ready made sketchbook in a store. You can spend even less if some of the materials could already be found in your home.
Are you ready to start ? Follow my instructions and you will have your own sketchbook. It's worth a try!
PE: Traditional ShadingTraditional ShadingPE: Traditional Shading1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello. This is iDJPanda on the topic of shading!
When I usually start into the shading process of something, I always struggle to see which kind of technique I can use to give the piece of art the type of wow that I want. But just like anything, there are MANY ways to do it! This can help you use different shading techniques for different textures. I'm gonna give you a few different ways you can shade (Try to shake it up! ). If you have any other ways you shade, please feel free to tell me!
One of my favorite, in this technique of shading, you go against what all elementary teachers told you. You scribble! When you shade like this, you'll come out with something that looks like this.
Using circular motions, you generate different shades. Spending more time, swirling makes the certain areas you want darker, and the less you swirl makes the other areas lighter.