Still Life Stills Features: DessertWe had breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, now it's finally time for dessert!Still Life Stills Features: Dessert1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Still Life Stills Features: JamThis week we feature jam and marmalade. Jam is also known as jelly in some places and is a very versatile thing. Not only is it good for toast but I find great for baking for cakes, cookies, cupcakes and cheesecakes,Still Life Stills Features: Jam10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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Still Life Stills Features: Afternoon TeaWe have had breakfast and lunch, now it's time for some afternoon tea!Still Life Stills Features: Afternoon Tea1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Still Life Stills Features: NutellaThis weeks feature is suggested by :icondmwdisney29: An excellent choice as Nutella is an amazing ingredient to bake with! Enjoy!Still Life Stills Features: Nutella10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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Still Life Stills Features: BreadLast week I featured jam so naturally I just had to feature bread this time!Still Life Stills Features: Bread10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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Still Life Stills Features: SteakFeature suggested by MintChocoFusion Got to say it was a tough one, it can be very hard to make steak look particularly attractive however these photo's captured steak wonderfully.Still Life Stills Features: Steak9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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Still Life Stills Features: MintStill Life Stills Features: Mint3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
November Feature: Food! Food! Food!Some recent favourites of mine from both people and groups i watch that i thought so good needed more more recognition for either it's photography and/or creativeness or just pure nom.November Feature: Food! Food! Food!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
It is not often I feature savoury food as well as sweet as sweet is where my passion has always been so make the most of it
283 Burger and Chips by DistortedSmileMust Love Coffee by Squiddgee7734Oreo Pumpkin Tarts by melijan
Cocos hearts by Chamandra
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How to make a viking dressI used to be a part of one history reenactment group some time ago. Such groups basically reconstruct elements of daily life of people from a selected time period; my group was interested in early Middle Ages, from the 8th to the 11th century, from the Eastern and Northern Europe. Personally, I used to reconstruct a viking woman from today's Sweden areas. Most of you will be shocked, but vikings were not half-naked barbarians with horned helmets. They had no horned helmets. Really.How to make a viking dress1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Anyway, my favourite part of reenactment has always been all the suit making. Buing materials, planning, cutting, sewing (hand sewing!), embroidering. Then, wearing. Generally, viking clothes are very easy to make, though I admit that the materials aren't the cheapest, if you want to make it as much accurate historically as you can.
Our goal: a simple dress, no emboirdery. This is actually my first viking dress I've ever made.
I've prepared a simple tut
Cherry Biscuit CakeThis cake is rather easy to make and doesn't need much experience.Cherry Biscuit Cake2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But keep in mind when I am talking of cup I mean a real cup and not an unit for measurement!
Better start with a smaller cup if you are not sure how much dough you will get at the end.
It needs to fit into the baking sheet, otherwise it could end with a mess ;)
Mix the eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder and oil until you get a smooth dough. Blend the soda or sparkling water completely afterwards.
Add the dough to a fatted baking sheet and let it bake for about 25min at 170°C (air circulation enabled) until it gets a light tanning.
Bring the sour cherries with the juice of two jars to the boil. Keep the juice of the third jar for later.
Mix the custard powder with a bit of the cherry juice(until it is all liquid and there are no lumps left). Optionally you can add a bit of sugar as well. I never do though.
Once the cherries boil add the custard powder and let it all thicken.
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 Color3 months 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
Poetry Basics Week - Assonance and ConsonanceThese two rhetoric figures are the classic examples of writing techniques that are as easy to employ as they are to be overdone and make what you're writing feel awful, like you're trying too hard.Poetry Basics Week - Assonance and Consonance4 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
What they mean is sort of obvious from the name, and that's your first help: unlike other rhetoric devices, they're as simple as the name sounds.
Consonance is the repetition of the same consonant sound in a sentence, verse or stanza. Assonance, similarly, is the repetition of a vowel sound in a short sequence.
You probably read or heard both of them a lot! Either in ads or Literature or songs, assonance and consonance are a very helpful trick. The similarity of sound that they create makes what you're reading or listening (mind you – that's the effect they have when used correctly) be fluid, it gives it a rhythm of its own and even its own "mood".
When it's overdone, on the other hand, it will make everything feel forced and put there just to have
Poetry Basics: EmotionsEmotions in poetryPoetry Basics: Emotions4 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Writing, at its very base, is communication. We write to communicate — with someone else, with ourselves — when we write, we arrange words in a manner that is intended to be read. This is very important because, no matter what or how you write, this one basic fact never changes. If you get stuck at any point, you can come back to this sturdy foundation. I am writing to communicate; what do I want to communicate?
Often, the answer is emotions: how you feel, or how you want your reader to feel. As Gregory Corso wrote, "You must feel! It's beautiful to feel!"
We all feel, but how we express our feels is a matter of perspective. If we are too flippant with our choice of words, our readers will think we are shallow. If we are too brooding and deliberate, our readers may find us incomprehensible. Finding a balance takes work and dedication.
But that work and dedication is what distinguishes
Traditional art techniquesTraditional art techniques ITraditional art techniques3 months 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
Submitting traditional artworksWhat to keep in mind when submitting traditional artworksSubmitting traditional artworks3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Art Week continues! Today, we'll discuss some things to consider when submitting your traditional artworks into DeviantArt.
Most of them are genuine recommendations, but taking them seriously might increase your over-all DA experience for good
1. Image size
One of the most common presentation mistakes is submitting a very small image of your work. Why is this an issue, I'm not entirely sure, perhaps it's the fear of art theft that makes your gallery consist of 300 x 300 pix large pictures, but you're not going to get new watchers nor people to favorite your work this way - viewers want to enjoy the detail and atmosphere of the piece, they will move on one second after they open the page. For optimal results, the larger side of your deviation should be about 800-900 pix. Some artists submit very large files of their work
Project Educate: Fight Artist's/Writer's BlockArtist/Writer's block is the worst nightmare for writers and artists! Because of this, many artists and writers quit! Writer's/Artist's block is usually only temporary, but it can be long too! Here are some ways to fight writer's/artist's block!Project Educate: Fight Artist's/Writer's Block3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Find a place or situation that inspires you:
Yes, you've all probably heard this a lot of times, but it's true. Finding places that you like can inspire you to do more art/writing! That place doesn't have to be quiet, it can be a huge city bursting with life and sound! Places won't only inspire you, but so will situations. Taking a walk around your city or even you neighborhood can inspire you. Try going to special events that take places. See how people interact! Just like a place, these situations don't have to be happy or very community-like. Sometimes bad situations can inspire artist's/writer's to express their feelings through art or writing.
Pull up old ideas:
Artist's/Writer's usually throw the majorit
PE: Traditional ShadingTraditional ShadingPE: Traditional Shading3 weeks 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.
A tumblr blog for those of you who wants critiquedEdit: alright, thanks guys so much for the great feedback . we're slowly working our way through your critique-requests.A tumblr blog for those of you who wants critiqued1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Critique submission is closed for the moment because there are so many requests coming at once and there's only like...9 of us critiquing and one of them is a writer. keep following us though, cause I'm sure as we finish critiquing them, we'll open it up again
here's the blog: http://critcorner.tumblr.com
This is a blog where a bunch of artists will be critiquing those who submit their work/projects in, so if you want your work critiqued, go on that blog : D
I'll be critiquing on it too ~~ Well, mostly the ones needing human anatomy help and asking for red-lining xDD;~ but there's peeps who can help with animals, composition, colours and stuff too .
please note that it might take a bit of time for all of us to get through and critique it thoroughly, especially since we're all pretty busy people as well .
ps. this isn't my tumblr, this is just a c
Poetic Terms and TechniquesPoetic terms and techniquesPoetic Terms and Techniques4 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
This article aims to give you a brief introduction to some poetic terms with which you can bemuse your friends and nonplus your enemies. Try and sling some of these terms into a casual conversation and watch the ensuing confusion.
If you don't want to confuse people, you could use these terms to discuss poetry like a badass
while smoking unfiltered cigarettes in a French cafe, when critiquing, or to give your own poetry a bit of a vajazzle.
These terms are arranged vaguely into alphabetical order for your convenience. Some of them will be covered in more detail in other articles throughout the week.
Alliteration (see also Sibilance)
Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds, often used for a specific effect in poetry.
the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
- - Wilfred Owen, ‘Anthem for Do
Capture Your PUMPKIN Contest Capture your PUMPKIN!Capture Your PUMPKIN Contest1 year 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!
How should I price my art?Hi,How should I price my art?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you spend a lot of time in the DA forums, you will see this topic spring up again and again. Whether you want to earn a living doing freelance art, or you just want to do an occasional commission, these guidelines may help you:
Why is it so difficult to choose a price? Why can't someone look at my art and tell me what to charge? Because it is not just about price and skill level! If three people have the exact same skill level, one might be able to sell their art for $10, another might be able to sell their art for $100 and the third might not be able to sell it at all depending on how good they are at "marketing" (looking for clients and interacting with them.) An artist's ability to seek out clients, choose the right clients, offer a type of work that will sell, communicate effectively, and provide value that their competitors cannot match... is difficult to gauge by looking at a few art samples.
The starting price you pick right now doesn't have to be the perfec
Little thing called TalentLittle thing called TalentLittle thing called Talent3 months 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
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 ANNOUNCED1 year 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