Songwriting: The BasicsSongwriting: The BasicsSongwriting: The Basics2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Because there is no way to submit audio files to deviantArt, songwriting and composing are art forms that are somewhat left out on dA. However, since there is a category for songs and lyrics, the art of creating songs has not been completely overlooked. In this article, I will cover the basics of songwriting, such as the elements of a song, hooks, and song structure, as well as share my own writing process. I’ve also included a feature of my favourite musical pieces on dA.
Elements of a Song
According to most books about songwriting, a song is made up of three things: the melody, the harmony, and the rhythm. If we are talking about popular genres, such as rock, pop, or country, I also like to include the lyrics as part of the elements.
If we consider a pop song (or a song in another non-instrumental genre), the melody would be what the person is singing. When you are humming along, you are singing the melody. The harmony,
difference between porn and eroticaits simple ladies and gentlemen, erotica arouses the smartest, most complex part of you, your mind... also known as the greatest erogenous zonedifference between porn and erotica3 years ago in Personal More Like This
porn arouses only the simplest part of you
this is one of those reasons why i love bdsm , you can give people all the visual clues, and let their mind fill in the blanks, call it visual problem solving...thats why will not get to see any explicit stuff in my strips. oh stuff of explicit nature happens... but flat our showing it is just about the lazyest way to approach it. and completely kills the imaginative aspect that it so wonderfully linked to erotic genre
of course most of you at this point are realising the simple fact that erotic aspect is merely one aspect of this series... just like sexuality is merely one aspect of the human experience.
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
Fly Me To The MoonI did another vocal cover... .//////.;;;; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvtu0u9VsmM&feature=youtu.beFly Me To The Moon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you guys like it, please give me song suggestions <3
How to make BJDs?Recently I'm asked often to teach people how to make BJDs. So I decided to put all the info in one place so I could give only one link.How to make BJDs?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
BJD (Ball-jointed doll) is a complex creation that consists of many parts and is strung with elastic. The joints are based on the balls (spheres) mostly or on their modifications. Good BJD in my opinion is not only properly stylized but also has a well thought-out jointing system that allows to hold a wide range of poses. Every type of joint serves a certain purpose.
BJD construction requires a lot of research: trial and error or usage of free knowledge from the open sources. So here the links list goes:
* Aimi-doll, a very good tutorial in Japanese: making a BJD from the scratch. http://www.aimi-doll.com/howto/
Many artists started from there, me included. I use this method of sculpting the head while making realistic BJD heads that have a real or 3D prototype.
You may use Google translate to understand the text but the pictures are pretty self-explan
If The Center Cannot Hold ...I ran across this post today here on Deviantart: http://tompreston.deviantart.com/journal/Small-Update-342363926 . Some of the videos and links invoked inspired me to discuss the creative process. And negativity.If The Center Cannot Hold ...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
From time to time, I think I am very lucky in that my existence is caught up in what I do. I write, because I can't not write. And I draw for the same reason. Other people, apparently, are not this lucky. So I guess this journal is for them. Anyone who has ever doubted, anyone who believes they are a hack, anyone who believes that creativity done right flows all the time and never, ever stops (that's crap, by the way.) And, perhaps most importantly, that the Internet is the end, all be all of Art.
I personally have a difficult time doing everything the Internet demands. I have difficulty with Twitter, I'm lousy at my Facebook, and my account here on DA is probably the only thing that I check consistently. But, that's because I have a life. I have a project that I'm worki
Vitamin overdose pink smoothie by Pokakulka ruby by LuizaLazar 009 by DorottyaS Cherry cup by PuppetSan Reminds me of Summer by Blueberryblack Seashore Cherry by farhadvm When life gives you lemons by iTaylie + colour collision + by maskqueraide Blueberry by JustHoldMe deceitful delights by csaby1 :thumb91960145: burning up by illusionality Rasberry Rhapsodie by NayeliNeria cherry by theluckynine HAHA i'm skinnier by ersatz-moon strawBerry by Moramarth blackberry by illusionality Ca pique, le citron vert by Somebody--else All your dreams are made by iTaylie orange oranges by JustynaStolyhwo Frozen Raspberrys by Reeede In by LadyCarnal Bloodberries by emilianna12 strawberry by estellamestella ..::Limetastic::.. by Whimsical-Dreams It's Summer by wihad Black Cherries by Schnitzelyne .:Kiwi Passion:. by melenya :thumb332538937: :thumb89816964: 406 by Nigrita razzy by illusionality .: lemon :. by all17 :thumb319821124: Frozen Orange by AljoschaThielen :thumb337801765: taste of summer by Orwald Raspberries by nairafee :thumb267220615: healthy spring by illusionality taste of summer by michellis13 Orange Blue by ZoeWieZo strawbery.II by Altingfest Banana Splash by KhalllodY Cherry bomb by naked-in-the-rain cherry cherry boom boom by julkusiowa Lime with that? by Lady-RoVitamin overdose2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
splash. by JeanFan Strawberries with Nutella by LilyBrilliant :
Costume with Claire Hummel PODCAST!Costume with Claire HummelCostume with Claire Hummel PODCAST!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Synopsis: On this week’s podcast, we talk to Claire Hummel about costuming, cosplay, style, and more. Claire is an amazingly talented artist and currently a Production Designer at HBO. Claire has a passion for costuming, history, materials, and style, we chat with her about how she found her love of costuming, the importance of reference, her experiences both professionally and personally.
Lindsay from Light Grey Art Lab just posted the podcast we recorded last week about clothing and costume design! I ramble on about research, inspiration, making cosplay, all sort of good stuff- head on over and check it out if you’re curious.
Craft contest!- Spring Hello!Craft contest!- Spring11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's definitely high time to announce new contest!
The topic of it is:
You have to be a member of our group and this journal!
You can sumbit only one of your works to contest folder in our gallery. It'd be appreciated if you put a link to this journal in description
It has to be craft, made by you and if it's created with use of tutorial it should have a link to it in description
We're accepting both new creations, made especially for this contest and old ones, but they have to be connected to topic (e.g. something like flowers, sun, in colours of spring (green, yellow)- be creative!)
Feel free to join!
Gangnam Style Necklace Giveaway!Hey everyone!Gangnam Style Necklace Giveaway!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I just realized I hit 100,000 views! Woohoo! Thanks for all your support and love, DeviantART community. It's been a while since my last giveaway, so I wanted to celebrate this occasion with a celebration of the best dance ever-- Gangnam style! :iconoppagangnamstyle:
I will be giving away ONE of these necklaces to one lucky winner!
1.) +fav this journal
2.) you don't have to watch me, but I would suggest it so you can be notified when I select a winner!
3.) comment below once you've added this to your favorites!
4.) if you are young, please make sure it's alright for you to give me your address-- as this is a physical item and will be mailed to you free of charge.
All entries will be given a number and I will use random.org to select the winning number for me. I will announce a winner on Tuesday, September 25th. I will only announce the winner in a journal entry, I will not contact you if you've won. You w
Challenge 4: Yellow - TOP 5Dear all friends,Challenge 4: Yellow - TOP 53 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sorry for late result but we have more entries this time, and even more amazing works .
With a lot of entries therefore it took me while to choose top 5. This time, so many good entries with great concepts. It's really hard for me to pick 5 only.
I don't pick the top 5 base on drawing skills only but also the concept of their entries. But there were more than 20 entries I want to pick as winners :C. But don't worry, we will have more challenges in future.
I think there are too many good entries, top 5 are not enough actually. We call it top 5 but actually I think there are at least top 20 or more, since this time, so so many lovely entries . How about giving out top 10 in next challenge (when we have enough point again, yes). People will get 100 points each, less points but more people who will get it. How do you think about it? Because I think actually this is not a contest, it's just a little challenge for fun and a reason to draw more, practice mo
SUCCUPUS DAKI ON SALE TOMORROWAlong with Cteno and the aGoGo daki, again!!SUCCUPUS DAKI ON SALE TOMORROW2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There will also be a new shirt available, and a limited edition poster print!!
Welcome to #Digitalists!Our missionWelcome to #Digitalists!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Digitalists Is your headquarters for every Digital Art related article and a source of information, education and resources regarding the genre. Here you will find everything from Daily Deviations, Project Educate articles, Monthly Newsletters, Art Features and more. Here you'll get informed of every gallery change, volunteer update, contests, activities, chat events, etc. All related to Digital Art.
Is currently dedicated to collect the Digital Art Daily Deviations and other truly outstanding Digital Art pieces selected by our staff. It is not open for submissions from the communit
[Jewelry][Jewelry]2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
evey by Lethe007ISHELII by LUNARIEENFloral Necklace by thistlesisSpiral of Life by drakonariaTwo different worlds - stone painting by AlviaAlcedoVintage Agate Choker by dbvictoriaCats Eye Earrings by shikerchePoison by EllygatorDrop of water in the mesh by ggagatkaTsarina by ggagatkaSteampunk Watch Locket by AranwenHammered by OlgaCColor candy coral bracelet by BeautySpotCraftsButterfly pocket watch by BeautySpotCraftsSpirit of the forest by drakonariaSquare Springtime Bracelet by thistlesisGlass Frame Locket Pendants with herbarium by rmalo5aapiSilver Leaves by KLDavissurprise photo pendant by magnesina
Chinese Zodiac Contest ENDEDWe didn't have a contest since Christmas i guess !!!Chinese Zodiac Contest ENDED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time to have a new Contest ^___^
Only members of Commission-I may participate. All Contest entries must be made specially for this Contest .You can submit 2 [two] entries but only one wins.All contest entries must have the group icon in the artist's comment area.All Contest Entries must submit to Contest Folder
▌ Digital, Traditional & Crafts Are allow To be used ▌
The theme for Chinese Zodiac after so many members said so many brilliant ideas !!!!
• Zodiac idea back to MysteryPainterYou can choose one animal of Chinese Zodiac to be part of your art piece or you can merged more than one animal ..just try to be creative in your art pieces and don't rush yourself!!!
Deadlines : 30 Oct,2012
3250 Points Rewards ( Jully 2013 )Hello3250 Points Rewards ( Jully 2013 )2 years ago in Personal More Like This
July Contest Winners .
First Fave This blog
Then watch our supporters
This Time , we will give 3250 Points Reward .
For your information , we saw all of the works, choose the best ones and moved them to " Best Of " Folder and Gave them Rewards .
Every work gets 10 points Reward .
Now let's introduce the winners together :
List of our winners :http://spra1993.deviantart.com/journal/3250-Points-Rewards-June-2013-390241678
If you see yourself in the list of Winners, please comment below,
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Sailor Moon Licensed for US Release!IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!Sailor Moon Licensed for US Release!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Viz Media announced at ACen today they have licenses for the original Sailor Moon anime, all of it including movies and specials http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-16/viz-licenses-original-sailor-moon-anime-franchise
AND they got Crystal, too. (the new series) http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-16/viz-licenses-new-sailor-moon-crystal-anime
I AM SHOCKED AND ALMOST DEAD.
And here's the trailer for Sailor Moon Crystal:
Cool Mixer Brush Technique in PSI learned a cool technique for the mixer brush from Mathias Verhasselt, a senior cinematic artist at Blizzard. It's great for adding detail really quickly, or speeding up your workflow with certain tasks, so I made this video to show you some ways you might be able to use it. Enjoy!Cool Mixer Brush Technique in PS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
MovemberAbout MovemberMovember1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors. Donning their moustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.
No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to e
Teletubbies From HellTeletubbies From Hell2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Tinki Winki by LASILFIDEOSCURAHeavy Teletubbies by icedestroyer
lala (teletubbies) by lunachick86 po (teletubbies) by lunachick86
dipsy (teletubbies) by lunachick86 tinky winky (Teletubbies) by lunachick86
Summer Art Giveaway! (Fourth Winner drawn)Hello, everyone!Summer Art Giveaway! (Fourth Winner drawn)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Summer holidays have now officially hit and what better to do with all this free time than practice with my art? Plus, I'd like to have the opportunity to draw different types of characters..
How do I enter?
To make things easier than my last giveaway, I'm going to request that people favorite this journal instead of just leaving a comment. That way, I can use a random number generator and then use the favorite numbers to decide who the winner of the draw is! So be sure to favorite this journal and hey if you'd like you can also leave a comment
What will I be offering?
Now, here's the catch. If I do draw your name in a draw, I will note you and ask you for your request. You are allowed to request a certain character-- but I decide the format, the pose and everything else. Give me as much info as you can and I'll try to portray your character right: but there's no telling what kind of format things will be drawn in! Chibi, portrait, fullbody, halfbody..? It's
Polymer Clay Brands Polymer clay BrandsPolymer Clay Brands1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
many people who start working with polymer clay usually do so by taking the brand they have available in a store around the corner.
For me that was Fimo, which is still a regular in my polymer clay box. I have tried several brands, though not all, thats why I borrow (with permission!) from other nice people which are credited in the bottom and in the intro, to give you a full picture. All the product pictures are copyright of the respective brands which I have written permission to use. (And got free samples from Fimo & Pardo just for asking! Thanks so much once more)
Did anyone of you know that Fimos goes back a long time and is probably the first polymer clay? It was originally invented by the famous doll maker Käthe Kruse. When in 1939 the mass didn't turn out to be used the way for doll heads as she wanted, her daughter Sophie dabbled on with it. It took another 15 years until she did perfectione