Challenge 12: FRUITS- closed!:icondragonwant: CHALLENGE 12: FRUITS :icondragonwant:Challenge 12: FRUITS- closed!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
*All what you have to do in this challenge is to draw your own Original Character with the theme FRUITS.
*Be sure to show the theme properly! entries that won't show the theme won't be accepted sorry!
*It can be any original character! human, anthro, fantasy humanoid (fairy, mermaid etc ) animal, dragon or other creature is fine too!
* You can use an existing OC, or create a new one. It doesn't matter if you used this OC before or will use it in the future, you can use it only once for this contest too of course!
*The pic can include only one original character!
*Background is allowed, but not needed.
*The pic can be a headshot, waist up, knees up or fullbody.
*Animations are fine! But no photomanipulations or plushies or sculptures sorry! Only digital or traditional drawings and 3D art.
*Please don't use bases, drawing should be done by you!
An easy wire-wrapping tutorialWhen it comes to making jewerly, especially silver, wire-wrapping technique is one of the nicest consider the availability and costs of the materials (it definitely beats Art Clay Silver at these points). But before you get silver wire and start making such fabulous pieces like the ones I've featured in the end, it's good to take your first steps using something cheaper - and here comes the copper wire - and making something simpler, to get used to this lovely technique.An easy wire-wrapping tutorial3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This tutorial I originally posted on my blog a couple of months ago and I thought about sharing it also here.
This is what we're planning to get.
First of all, we need stones - the more regular they are, the better. No need to think about any super duper expensive ones now (: I collected most of them in my garden, there are also parts of my old broken earrings and a small glass ball. We also need sharp pincers, round pincers and a wire, 0.6mm or thicker, 40cm at least. Copper wire i
Coloring contest over ! 160 entries ^o^The contest is now over !!!!Coloring contest over ! 160 entries ^o^2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, I want to thank you all for your participation, it's just incredible. When I started this little contest, I was hoping to receive 20 or 30 entries ! with just this number it would have been amazing ~
But today we currently have 160 pictures, it's... well I'm just speechless. There's no word to thank you enough for your love and support, I'm so touched, you have no idea. Each new picture was so different than the previous one, it was amazing for me to live those 2 months !
You guys rocks !
Second for the jury, we were 2 at the beginning, me and my friend Charlotte (not on DA). But with all those submissions it's impossible to be only 2 to judge. So my friends :iconleel: :iconmarine-chan: and :iconylric-le-troll: are going to help me. 5 persons is great
The notation system will be about technique, idea/creativity and colors 'harmony. I've created a system of points and we will try to be as fair a
5 Tips On Fantasy ReligionsI'm not looking for a religious discussion. If someone starts one, I will rip your face off and block your comments.5 Tips On Fantasy Religions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. How involved a deity is affects religion. At least in fantasy, anyway. Now of course there are plenty of fantasy religions that don't bother to clear up whether a god actually exists, and the driving elements of the story or more about religion and power rather than spirituality. So considering whether god or gods actually really do exist at all in your story is a perfectly cromulent question. However, if a god does exist, and is constantly involved in the lives and well-being of its worshipers, enemies or non-believers might think twice before some serious smiting ensues. For that matter, followers of an attentive god might watch their mouths. (Look at the Greek Gods and what they did for slights!) A god may be protective, but that doesn't necessarily mean benevolent. In fact, a god or gods may have the att
April - Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge!THE WINNERS ARE....April - Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thanks for everyone that participated! Stand by for the May Challenge
Tell your friends, tell your neighbours, tell your mom! It's already time for the third AC Monthly Challenge!
According to the poll, this month's theme is "Mythology". You're free to interpret whatever this means to you.
Artisan Crafts only!Join CRArtisanCrafts and submit to the Monthly Challenge Folder. The entry must be new and submitted between April 1st & April 30th.One submission per deviant.Must reflect the theme.
I am tru pink magica nowI think it came out rather fetching. I feel so kawaii. I am true Magica. Is this how oceantann feels everyday?I am tru pink magica now3 years ago in Personal More Like This
ANYWAY… Pictures > Words, so I'll keep it short. Thank you all for this. Really. Honestly, it's not so bad. And more than worth it. I should be covered for my taxes with the sales I made! And honestly, even without this, you guys and girls are the best followers, friends, and people that anyone could ask for.
I have to go make sure the bathtub is not pink now…
PE: Wire-WrappingThis article is a short introduction to wire-wrapping, including information about wire-wrapping terms and tools, methods, tutorials and a feature of beautiful jewellery.PE: Wire-Wrapping2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What is wire-wrapping?
"wire-wrapping" is - like the name implies - a technique where wire is wrapped in whatever way. It can be used to hold gemstones in place, and create intricate jewellery. It has the big plus that soldering isn't neccessary, and therefore all the equipment needed is relatively easy to come by.
Terms and Tools
Wire comes in different different sizes and forms, and you can choose between materials as well - you can use brass, copper, silver and gold wire.
Wire diameter is measured in 'gauge' and ranges from 14 gauge (~1/16 inch) to 26+ gauge (1/64 inch), so the higher the gauge number, the thinner the wire.
Holiday Card Project 2014 Wrap-UpHoliday Card Project 2014 Wrap-Up1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Holiday Card Project returned in 2014, and once again resulted in a great success! We received over 4,000 cards from over 2,000 deviants, which made for a lot of holiday joy being spread.
With the goal of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connected artists from around the world, applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards — and the community came out at full strength to send a little cheer to those in need!
Cards poured in from around the world in all shapes, sizes, and appearance — spruced up store-bought cards, digitally made cards that were printed, and even hand-drawn/painted cards! We had everything from traditional winter scenes to
Creative Craft Challenge: Tsumami KanzashiSuggested by CaycaCreative Craft Challenge: Tsumami Kanzashi3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everybody! I've got one last submission to this month's challenge to share with you:
Beautiful! Well, I'll see you all next week with a new challenge for September/October!
Another beautiful submission to this challenge, check it out:
Next week will be the last for this challenge, and then we'll have a new challenge for September/October! See you next week!
Hi! We have a few new submissions to the challenge this week, another fun and unusual use of tsumami kanzashi: eyepatches! You all are so creative, I love it!
Also, I noticed a few tsumami kanzashi that were submitted to the gallery folders but not the favorites folder for the Challenge, so here's just a friendly reminder that it doesn't count for the Challenge unless it's in the favorites gallery (but it can be in both, so fear not- you don't have to choose between them!).
Anyways, see you all next week!
History of Wedding PhotographyThe 1840s was the beginning of wedding photography. There was little commercial photography at the time for the wedding day itself. Instead, it was all about creating memories of the wedding day. As the photographic equipment was limited (i.e bulky and heavy), wedding photography remained in the studio for more than a century. In the 1800s, the only kind of wedding photography there was was a daguerreotype portrait on a tiny copper sheet.History of Wedding Photography3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
With limited resources, photographers used glass plates, tin sheets, and copper sheets for their photographs. One of the very first couples were Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840. Couples who were poorer did not hire a photographer to record the actual wedding, or to capture them in pose for formal wedding photos. Instead, photographers captured them before or after their wedding, out of formal wedding dress and into their best formal dress. These were always taken in a controlled environment, like a studio, and the photographer would position
Putting the 'Art' in Artisan :: CalabarteWhen it comes to the woodworking galleries, there is one artist I love to have a regular peek at: Calabarte's. These stunning creations are made from calabash, otherwise known as gourds. When the fruit dries out, it produces a wood-like substance without a grain, making it a perfect choice for many artistic endeavours. Calabarte uses this medium to create spectacular and intricate carvings that beg to be stared at.Putting the 'Art' in Artisan :: Calabarte2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If the carvings aren't eye-catching enough in their own right, just have a loot at how they transform when lit. The gorgeous surfaces come alive with colour, highlighting every tiny detail. And if that's still not enough, look at the mesmerising way they transform the room around them. Here is just a small selection of the multi-dimensional beauties to be found in his gallery.
Creative ARTISAN CRAFTS #1Creative ARTISAN CRAFTS #13 years ago in Personal More Like This
Blue Pearl Dragonskin by janehamill:thumb256884243:
Kawasaki rose in fabric by KarenKarenMetallic on Cream Barrels by booga119Moonstone Key Pendant by tanyquil
Pink Rose pocket Mirror by Fraise-BonbonOh my - Strawberry Necklace by ohmymarieWood Retro Blue Bear by FauxHead
Nyx II v8- SOLD by YouniquelyChicDeviant Fairy etches glass by ImaginedGlassPeach Butterfly Box and Card by Sarahorsomeone
Dancing in Fire by BodzaPhoenix wing feather pendant 2 by kleonardillustrationtangled4 by Arrabeska
Gears cake by arockatdaisies by Lethe007Autumnal Equinox Bracelet V2 by asukouenn
Summer Meadow Earrings by ZsamoAmmonite Pendant - Gold/Silver by innerdiameterG.I.D. _Glow In Dark_ by Laurefin-Estelinion
Violet Glow by janehamillFaethe by janehamillCrystal mystery by BietkaArtStudio
Daydream by BietkaArtStudioMorning mist by BietkaArtStudioDevil Fennec 2 by Santani
.Autumn2011 Collection. by Lii-chanHandpainted necklace by 1aninaFranceska by AlicjaRodzik
Butterfly Tranformation by ChrisOnlybonbon cupcakes 3 by Fraise-BonbonMink journal by ThePressGang-ink
Sakura and crane kanzashi 3 by EruwaedhielEllethRowan Berries by jbEmkaParatrooper Earrings by tanjii
ivy by szaranagayamaBloody Vampire Teeth Necklace by NeverlandJewelryWhere Physical and Psychical.. by Ninina-nini
Plush Monchi Monsters by yumchaElwing - wedding set by Eire-handmadeFrost in Fall Elixir Earrings by Gilliauna
Clothesline Necklace by fairy-cakesMoonlight Earrings by RetroRevivalBoutiqueSERENITY BIS by GaleriaAURUS
Nightmare by FoldedWildernessCaged by Devilish--Designs:thumb270856514:
Mudkip Cube by oi-mNests, etc. by lily-foxPurple Velvet, vintage lace by gemheaven
Lotus Necklace View I by sparkfairy:thu
Being an ArtistSometimes when I talk to some friends here and I see their works I admire the fact of how expressive some of them can be. Sometimes I told them "You're more artist than me" and to me is true. I say that 'cause many people forget how beauty can be a face and they just want to catch the personality. I like that a lot. Sometimes I'm not able to do that even if I can get realistic portraits. I'm still finding my way in art.Being an Artist4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Maybe other people is more expressive and I can't get still what I'm searching for, but I really try to put my heart there, time, hands, eyes,brain, health, etc. All of my drawings have a meaning and in general there is a sense and all of them explain my life, my present, past and future even if they are commissions.
I try to express how much I appreciate the person or objects I'm drawing. Literally I'm an artist 'cuz I make use of a "technique" but I know the way is long to get that name deeply.
I've been working in a hard commission and the draw
Exploring Art 31: It's about the money. Or not...You know, this week has been pretty horrible for art theft for me. I think the hardest part about this week is not that people stole my work, it is the reaction to being busted.Exploring Art 31: It's about the money. Or not...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've had everything flung out from 'you're not a lawyer, don't tell me what I can and can't do', to 'if you were a REAL artist you wouldn't care about the money'. I've had people call me a bitch and a whore for asking them to remove my work. I've had people state that I am too rude in telling them to remove the stolen work, and that I should appreciate that they gave me 'free publicity'. I've had people tell me they will now be boycotting my work, and will tell everyone what a shitty person I am and to stay away from my work unless I let them continue to use my work without compensation.
To be honest? I was very close to giving up this weekend. I ended up taking a break and curling up in a hot bath and just crying for a few hours over the weekend. It's painful, it hurts. My pride is wounded, my soul feels
30'000 SURPASSED!MINIONS! CAPTEIN IS GLORIOUS TO ANNOUNCE DREAMY NEWS! MEIN ARMY HAS BEEN DELICIOUS IN CRUSHING ZEE NUMBERS OF DOOM!!! WELL DONE!!!!! CAPTEIN IZ PROUDZ!30'000 SURPASSED!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
TAKE A LOOKS FOR YOURSELVES
Exploring Art 36: EducationHey guys. I've been thinking about this a lot, but a recent post on tumblr has finally made me want to talk about it. It'll be a bit incoherant because I'm not sure exactly where I'm going with this, but let's begin.Exploring Art 36: Education2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, being an artist is a fantastic thing, I think we can all agree on that. On top of just being badass, It's one of the few professions that you *do not* need to get a formal education and a piece of paper stating that you have a degree in order to be a success.
But I've noticed a trend lately that is starting to get very frustrating to watch. Guys... you do not need to put down other's education in order to make yourself look good. Read that. Read it again and let's really talk about it.
Let's talk about the "educated elite" first. I first noticed this when I started being a regular guest at conventions and started being put on panels with other artists. Now usually con chairs who've experienced my brand of panelwork tend to stick me up on a panel alone bec
Find a Way Through It"You know," said my and Pip's friend, Brid, last night, "when I moved from Belfast to Boston in 1983, it was to escape war. In Boston, a person could walk down the street without having to wonder if there were a bomb in the rubbish bin, explosives in an abandoned car. In America, we were sure, loud sounds weren't accompanied by shrapnel and shrieking, and the wee ones were free to take part in parades without having to worry after all the horrible things that could happen.Find a Way Through It3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"When I moved from Belfast to Boston, it was to feel secure in ways my home couldn't offer. I'm not alone. I'd say a good portion of that city is filled with people who fled terrorism to find peace, who left Ireland behind, left Northern Ireland behind, and they get to wake up [today] in some sort of shattered place, to all the memories and reasons, and realise that America the Beautiful, America the Young, is beginning to lose its innocence...not with large acts and obvious targets, but in the everyday actions, the
Contest! One week left!Hello, dear members!Contest! One week left!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I missed you all so much! How are you all? Well, I hope you're doing great, because it's spring soon!
I'm writing that blog to share great news with you, our new contest is officially started from today! Woohoo! Hope you happy as I am).
Well, we should define some rules for contest, and here they are:
* only members of group can take part in the contest.
* work should follow groups main topic - eyes!
* theme of contest is "Time is running out". Hope that will be fun to create something for that theme!
* works should be submitted on DA after contest start, not earlier. Starting from 25th of February.
* deadline of submissions is the 30th of April. So you have 2 months! Try your best!
* you can use any kind of tools to create your work.
* each member can submit only one work, sorry, so you should be sure about your submission.
* add some words to describe a connection of piece to the topic of contest in description of work, that will be nic
CI Monthly Feature - #10Hello dear members of #Creation-Inspiration,CI Monthly Feature - #103 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Recently, DA added a limit on how many thumbnails you can add in a journal (I think it's now 200 thumbnails) and I think it's more than enough. But because of this, we will open only 200 slots next feature instead of 250 slots.
Sorry to those who commented on our feature poll, but couldn't feature them here because of the limit.
Tsuki-soraruki wrote However the one that couldn't got Feature because of the limit
will be added in the next featuring I will make on the first of July
How can I get featured?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on th
Creative Craft Challenge- BeadingWeekly updateCreative Craft Challenge- Beading1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone! In case you're thinking, "Hey, it's March, isn't there supposed to be a new Challenge?" don't worry! There will be- but since this one got started late, there will be a three-week overlap between the beading challenge and the March/April challenge, which I'll be posting tomorrow night. So, if you were still working on your beaded creation, never fear! You've still got time. ^_^ Also, although I've already got a Challenge planned for March/April, if anyone had any special requests I'd be happy to consider your suggestions!
Hello! Check out this week's awesome submissions to our beading challenge:
Don't forget, I'll be overlapping the beading challenge with the March/April challenge by three weeks, so you've still got three weeks to get your beaded creations submitted to the CCC favorites folder if you want to participate!
Feature (6/30/14)Here's my feature for July! LOOK AT ALL THE AWESOMENESS I'VE FOUND!!!!Feature (6/30/14)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To all the artists I have featured on this post. "You are very welcome. ^_^ I'm happy to find and showcase your art. I unfortunately have way too many messages, so I might not be able to comment everyone back that responds to this journal. I hope to see more art from you! Keep up the amazing work~<333"
Queen of victory by inshoo1Untitled-27 by aditya777Soraya2 by AngevereEmboscada by jcbarquet
Vein Walker by MoonSkinnedSuccubus by inshoo1
Want to have your art published?Want to have your art published?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Get your art published amongst some of the top artists on deviantart such as
:iconchancake:, :icontituslunter:, :iconvmbui:, :iconyamio:, :iconelsevilla:
"To raise money for charity, we're making an Artbook in which artists will be given the chance to draw a page (or double page) each. All profits raised will go directly to the RedKite, a foundation that works closely with children living with cancer, helping families financially in these tough times."
Ethereal-artbook is currently holding a contest where winning entries will be published in the artbook and will receive a free copy!
There will be four winners, each winner judged separately from the four categories available; green, blue, yellow and red
So what do we have to draw?