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
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
Capture Your PUMPKIN Contest Capture your PUMPKIN!Capture Your PUMPKIN Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Update: The contest deadline is fast approaching and it's HALLOWEEN! So get creative now and capture your pumpkins! Remember that your entry must be still life photography, therefore it cannot include any people!
Start Date: 5th October
End Date: 5th November
The aim of this contest is to promote, educate and understand Still Life Photography. So your captures must have a still life element to them i.e. arranged (they can't be pumpkins growing in a field) and it must include pumpkin in some way, shape or form. So you could carve a pumpkin, make a pumpkin soup, decorate a pumpkin, make pumpkin pie...and so on. The Overall Winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place are eligible to win in the sub-categories too.
1 entry per person
Must be still life photography WHICH EXCLUDES PEOPLE!
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
:iconBird-Photography: and :iconBirds-Club:
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
How To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original Paintings1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this article I will be discussing how to sell your original paintings. If your a artist you know how intimidating this can be when you've decided to venture into sales. It may even leave you with doubts about your own work, lower your confidence as a artist, and a bit fearful. Well have no fear! I have some tips from personal experience, as well as online references and advice from fellow artists that will help with your sales.
The First Step
Before we get into 'the meat' of things your very first step is Believe in yourself. Be confident about the accomplishments you've made. If your contemplating selling anything then you have to know you're good at what you do. Let that be your mantra as an artist. Understand that how you've acquired your skills, what you choose to paint, what your art looks like, and how
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
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
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
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'.
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
Introduction about making handmade booksINTRODUCTION ABOUT BASIC TOOLS TO MAKE HANDMADE BOOKSIntroduction about making handmade books1 year 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
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!
Feature: Turning Japanese!Pokemon is on my mind a lot lately so when thinking of a feature, Japanese treats naturally came to mind!Feature: Turning Japanese!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
OH how i would love to try some of these fabulous treats! I love the fact a lot of them are made from rice as i can't eaten gluten!
Drinking Fanta by GetlostinDarkness
Gummi Candy Mix by ieatSTARS
ichigo daifuku. by sorekara
Japanese cakes.. by flauel
Community Relations Celebrates !We're celebrating our 13th birthday with a vast array of exciting events and contests! Join us as we welcome in deviantART's 'teenage' yearsCommunity Relations Celebrates !1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First take a trip down memory lane with the Timeline of deviantART
Then get involved in one of the many events and contests listed below!
Contests & Challenges
deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest
When: August 5th - August 14th
Learn more about the event here.
dA 13th Birthday Photomanip Challenge
When: August 7th - August 10th 1PM Pacific Time
Learn more about the event here.
Photomanip Mini-Contest: It's a reBirthday
Surface Slip Stitch TutorialSurface Slip Stitch Tutorial8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I love how this stitch is an easy way to add detail or to make professional, clean-looking color changes.
I've used the Surface Slip Stitch in these projects:
- The black line for the froggy smile - I used it for the white "reflection" on the cherries and apples (back side facing out)
- I stitched it here with black around the penguin's face so that zig-zag line doesn't show where the colors meet.
- I used it here on the sleeves and shirt top and also the shoes - It's the dark pink stitching here around the front
Let me know what you think of this tutorial and if you have any questions about the surface slip stitch or crochet!
Traditional Week RecapWe were unable to add the following articles to our galleries, so we are presenting them to you via blog. Please enjoy!Traditional Week Recap2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Drawing from Life
A Word about deviantART
Nom Nom #21Nom Nom #212 years ago in Art Features More Like This
apple pie by Nobunaga-chan
Apple pie II by martindavila
Flintknapping Feature☟ Have A Look Around ☟Flintknapping Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Featuring some of DA's Flintknapping Artists & Photo's
:iconlexlothor: :icondlax1: :iconzeasha: :iconnignag: Danny White 7 by NigNag Danny White 8 by NigNag Danny White 10 by NigNag Danny White 13 by NigNag:iconravenphotography: Flintknapped Necklace by RavenPhotography Flintknapped Art by RavenPhotography Stone Knife by RavenPhotography Flintknapped Art III by RavenPhotography Flintknapped Art V by RavenPhotography :iconmjflinty: Clorox Tribe by mjflinty Fox Ear Point by mjflinty Kirk Point by mjflinty Side-notch by mjflinty Flint Ridge knife by mjflinty :iconallergichobbit: Stone Arrowheads 01 by AllergicHobbit :iconvirus122: Beerbottlepoint by Virus122 practising again by Virus122 ....and now with wire by Virus122 wings of glass by Virus122 :iconharleyslade: huge dovetail spearpoint by harleyslade Bullseye! by harleyslade :iconcanalino: Native Cutlery by Canalino Obsidian Arrowheads by Canalino Corner Notched by Canalino Arrowhead Neclace Pendants by Canalino Native American Compilation by Canalino Arrowhead Necklace by Canalino Obsidian Knife Blade 2 by Canalino :iconmrgo1: Obsidian knives by MartinGollery :iconcynnalia-stock: Flint Knives and Arrowheads by Cynnalia-Stock :icon
Traditional art techniquesTraditional art techniques ITraditional art techniques1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Art Week continues! This article will give you a brief overview of most commonly used physical media techniques and their characteristics, featuring beautiful examples found all over DeviantArt and tutorials. I sincerely hope this will get you inspired to try something new and experiment, why not pick a tutorial and see what you learn! Don't forget, whilst techniques has their own regulations and principles, they still can be combined, you have to be no wizard (just a little creative) to find a new way to express yourself through them. Let's take a look
1. Drawing media
Drawing is one of the major forms of expression within the visual arts, and is generally concerned with the marking of lines and areas of tone onto paper. Traditional drawings were monochrome, or at least had little color, while modern colored-pencil drawings may a
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
Movie Contest - ENTRIES CLOSEDTHE WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED HERE: http://fav.me/d5gvtnwMovie Contest - ENTRIES CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The time is over! Thank you so much for all the wonderful entries, we're going to take a couple of days to check all the entries and discuss the winners, we will make the announcement soon look up for the poll to decide the third place!
ALL ENTRIES CAN BE FOUND IN THE MOVIE CONTEST FOLDER
Today we welcome the newest member of our team, GrandmaThunderpants! We're happy to have her join the semi-sweeties staff and we want you to share the happiness with us, and for that we're organizing a new contest! Since summer is the time for incredible movies, this time we want you to make food inspired by movies
To make this time even more joyful, we're also going to throw a giveaway! To enter the giveaway all you have to do is fave this blog entry and you're automatically in! One week from now on Au
Wanna help stop illegal wildlife trade?Hello members! A very awesome photographer, HeWhoWalksWithTigers has taken a step to help save wild animals all over the world. I have copy and pasted the following from HeWhoWalksWithTigers journal:Wanna help stop illegal wildlife trade?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I've been talking about FREELAND quite a bit over the past year. After all, I've been happily helping them partly because of your help! However, FREELAND is currently in a predicament and could use the help of fellow wildlife photographers out there!
The illegal wildlife trade is estimated to have a value of billions of dollars every year, making it the third most lucrative international industry behind guns and drugs. However, despite this trade wiping out wildlife all over the world, efforts of law enforcement have yet to match those of the criminals that traffic wildlife. Simply put, the illegal wildlife trade is not taken seriously. As a result, law enforcement and customs personnel often do not have the training to identify wildlife and wildlife products that they co
Contest - A dream come true [CLOSED]Updates:Contest - A dream come true [CLOSED]5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
17. aug. Date changed so its easier to understand, and some misspelling fixed.
20. Aug. First participants added to the list.
26. Aug. New entrys added to the list, giveaway link removed.
27. Aug. "Most emotional picture" is changed to "Most Emotional," when this goes for all entrys.
29. Aug. New entrys added to the list.
31. Aug. New entrys added to the list.
11. Sep. New entrys added to the list. One more week added to the contest. Now ends 21. Sept.
17. Sep. New entrys added to the list.
22. Sep. The contest are now closed!
If you havent posted your entry yet, have I given some few more days to do so. As long as you do it before Im choosing the winners.
The second I choose the winners, the possibility to participate is closed.
So be fast!
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