Copyright laws and the patterns we useSo I have been reading up on the copyright laws and specifically about the patterns we use to make the stuff we do.Copyright laws and the patterns we use1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Why? 1) Because I use other people's patterns and 2) I sell the stuff I make. So I have a deep interest in the legalities of it.
A lot of pattern writers forbid others from selling the stuff that is made from their patterns. Some even go to the extreme of charging to be able to sell the items made aka a "cottage license".
A good example of this is Debbie Stoller. She authored the famous book "Stitch and Bitch, The Happy Hooker". Her pattern for the Fat Bottom Bag is awesome, however many people soon found out upon contacting her that she does NOT want the bags made from her pattern sold. RIDICULOUS! Like she can stop millions of people from selling them and legally she can't. She wrote the pattern yes, but that is where the copyright stops.
That's right, in a nutshell the copyright of a pattern stops with the pattern. It does not carry over to works made fro
Drawing and Painting 2nd and 3rd Place Winners2nd place:Drawing and Painting 2nd and 3rd Place Winners2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Dream Glade Metta by Kudiah personal_demon by WhoAmI01 Portrait of my Grandfather Sir Bruce Slane by HenryChristian-Slane :thumb340061592: Etropole monastery (pyrography) by KGK-92 He Set Me Dreaming by darkcornersofmymind bears by kian02 Artist Portrait by kithleal Self Three (Train Your Brain - Contest) by alexracu Chris by DRPR Rooftops by Vablo Shops in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia by ignatiusyeo Time Past by algaegoblin 8 by malik4181 Minha Vaquinha by RaynerAlencar :thumb331574302: Rising Sun: Arigato by ashiong :thumb285616653: Palermo 1820 by KristinaGehrmann An Early Ifugao Morning by axis000
Ten second place winners will receive two classes through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.
Twenty third place winners will receive one class through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.
Nature Photography Contest ( Closed ) !Just now i checked my inbox an i saw : 702 watchersNature Photography Contest ( Closed ) !2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This means the contest will start now !
UPDATE : Closed !
The judges decided on a top 10.
And everyone that didn't win, pleas don't fell dejected.
All the entrys are beautiful and there will be other contests in the future !
Pleas vote in this poll, to decide, who will win ! http://kara-a.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3131278/
no asking for votes !
Theme : Nature !
Deadline : September 1st ( may be extended )
The theme 'nature' includes everything nature related ( landscapes, nature macros,... ) and animals, as long they are in a natural enviroment ! ( no cats in your livingroom ! Cats in some kind of garden are okay )
Old and New photos are accepted !
also.. we may actually have a name for this thingthanx to ~aecardenasalso.. we may actually have a name for this thing2 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
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.
Deviant portraiture free of charge UPDATE: Deviant portraiture will be running on monthly basis from now on. Those of you that wish for a portrait by me AND have the 5 critiques rule accomplished, please also COMMENT on this journal, since some favs are 9 months old (:Deviant portraiture free of charge3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
this is a permanent event I'm running since April 2012 on (more-less) weekly basis. I pick one deviant (following the rules of this journal) and I make a portrait for them that is free of charge. If you are interested to join this project, read the rules below (:
RULES / HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
write at least 5 critiques (on other artist's work (any artist), latest one at most one month old). If you don't know how to write a critique, here is DeviantArt help: FAQ What is the Critique Feature and how do I use it
me if you
Fly Me To The MoonI did another vocal cover... .//////.;;;; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvtu0u9VsmM&feature=youtu.beFly Me To The Moon2 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
Challenge 12: FRUITS- closed!:icondragonwant: CHALLENGE 12: FRUITS :icondragonwant:Challenge 12: FRUITS- closed!3 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!
4 Photo Ideas to Use Instead of a Vintage FilterWe’ve all seen these filters, the low-contrast, yellow-and-pink, faded photo faux vintage look. Ever since it was popularized by the site-slash-app Instagram, the look has exploded, appearing in every corner of Facebook, Tumblr and deviantART.4 Photo Ideas to Use Instead of a Vintage Filter2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
However, the look is slowly becoming a cliché. You see it everywhere- and I mean everywhere.
Maybe it’s time for a little change.
4. Play with Solid Color
This is an oldie-but-goodie, setting subjects against a background of a bright, contrasting solid color. It brings out subjects beautifully, and this includes people and portraits!
Solid colors can taken from a simple patch of painted wall or a professional backdrop, or can be digitally colored from a white background for the more Photoshop- or Lightroom- inclined.
Critiquing PoetryCritiquing PoetryCritiquing Poetry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone! This guide is to help people give a more in-depth critique for poetry. You don't have to comment on everything this guide says, but it's just to give a general idea.
If the number of lines in each stanza varies, what does that tell you about the content of each stanza? Are the short stanzas less important or more focused?
Why has the poet divided the poem into different stanzas? What is contained in each stanza?
What occurs between stanzas? Do the poet's ideas seem to jump?
Is an image developed in each stanza?
What effect does the line length have on the way you read the poem? Could this be improved to make the poem more effective?
Does the first
PE: Getting Noticed in dAGetting noticed within dAPE: Getting Noticed in dA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Everyday, millions of users from all over the world use deviantART, and it is really hard for new users to get themselves noticed. Oh yes, it is HARD. It can actually be a really disappointing experience for some of us. But, if you show some patience and work for it, you may just be able to crack through that wall standing between you and exposure to the community. Remember, all it take is patience. Lots and lots of patience. Oh, and you also need to trust yourself. Just because you couldn't get a huge fan base in several weeks or months doesn't mean that you will never get them. But, there are some really important stuff you need to follow first before getting there.
dA is also a community, just like any other community in the world. The only difference is that dA is an online community and the others, well they are totally offline . So, this means there will be some standards to be held in there, or else
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 tutorial2 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
How I made the Alien fossil pendantMany people have asked how i made it so i'm gonna tell you In great detailHow I made the Alien fossil pendant3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I made it because a very nice man asked me to. Challenge accepted!
And i must admit - it really was a challenge
I have spent quite some time scratching my head and thinking 'how da hell am i gonna make this?'
So we're talking about this thing:
I started from the head.
The top was supposed to be shiny so standard wrapping was out of the question. I chose a low dome half round wire instead. That thing is SO hard to bend sideways and i had to bend it to get the head shape. After the bending battle was done i spent an hour fine tuning the shape of the head with various files.
Then there was the jaw. And the bottom of the head. The bottom should have some details so wrapping it worked fine. I measured how much wire should go into it, flattened 20ga wire, filed tiny little teeth in the front of the jaw, shaped it to get a bit of 3D action going there and wrapped it al
Coloring contest over ! 160 entries ^o^The contest is now over !!!!Coloring contest over ! 160 entries ^o^10 months 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
Digger Won A Hugo!Thank you to everybody who nominated and voted and generally cheered for Digger in the Best Graphic Story category at this year's Hugos---I am incredibly honored and incredibly grateful.Digger Won A Hugo!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the blow-by-blow of what it's like to spend a Worldcon wondering if you're going to win a Hugo, and then The Bit Where I Fought Neil Gaiman For Free Nachos, I point you at my blog: http://ursulav.livejournal.com/1508804.html
I have con crud. I go fall down now. I love you all.
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 now2 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…
Celtic CraftsCeltic Crafts11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Artisan Crafts Feature: Lamps and LanternsLamps and lanterns fill our lives with light and have set the mood for many an occasion. Without lights many of us would not be able to make our creations after nightfall, so when I was looking for the next theme my mind turned to the light we need after darkness has fallen. I have featured many types of lights, lanterns and candle holders this time - I hope you enjoy themArtisan Crafts Feature: Lamps and Lanterns2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Design Plate: Chinese Lantern by karlamarieperu Wolf Lantern by Rhubarb1590
Discord Lamp by AriDash SteampunK Experience-lamp by StkZ613 Lamp of Nespresso cups by EsmeeTheCat Ornamental Lamp by LAlberoNero
-LAMP- by yldzsrmk96 Oil Lamp 25 web by fiorederosa Dragon by TE-S-ART Oil Lantern by ArtByOlia
wathea nishwi by bueyokyan Shiva Victoria by faustdavenport
Songwriting: The BasicsSongwriting: The BasicsSongwriting: The Basics1 year 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,
Artisan Crafts Feature October Featuring skilled Artisan Craft artists, which deserve much more attention!Artisan Crafts Feature October1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
If you wish to be featured next month (November), send me a Link to the piece you wish to be featured.
Rune Spiral - Stregatto Art trade by Shatiel85Crystal Heart (stone painting) by SBreezjasper Landscape by DARiyaKUTEPOVA9-10 mm Freshwater Pearl Bracelet by pearlwillBright Alloy Lady's Jewelry Sets by lindayang1122Gold Spike Ring by ACrowsCollection
pol pm Srebrny-pierscionek-z-naturalnym-topaze by PranashopNail polish jewelry - Sweet Dream by Nayru25Owl Earrings (FOR SALE) by SavageFrogHandmade 8 by Ero-PinkuColourful marshmallows bottles by Jacarandahm
Chibi David Krause by OnebiddyAragorn Lord of the Rings Amigurumi Crochet by Just-Add-AwesomeSunflora by xxtiffieeMercury and Venus Djinn by gojowind:thumb294871161:
Connor's Tomahawk by BlackRabbitArtisanCoonor Kenway - Dual pistols by alsquallAC III - Connor's hidden-blade by RBF-productions-NLRatohnhaketon Cosplay - Bracers by 6Silver9the first piece! by hiropon056
Custom Kakashi ANBU mask (altern. v.) | COMMISSION by MajorasMasksBlueRedWhite Mask by BlackEyesSnowAngelNymph / Elf Filigree Mask by MythicMasksMiss Modern by Archie-The-RedCatDolls House Miniature by dollhousekitchen
Blue Dragon with Gold Key by whitemilkcartonRose Thorn Frog by Sing-Down-The-MoonCat Cake Topper by fliepsiebiepsMakar Sculpt by MidnightCootieLeopard Pencil Drawer by Lelixiana
Video Game Xstitch by coincollect408Ni No Kuni - Drippy Keychain by FusainneKaos Wings. by kaos-jesterAutumn Fire Afghan by TrasomDoily 348 by Piijja
Large Leather Corset Journal (11 x 8 inches) by alexlibris999:thumb205114688:3D Box - Parts Collage by Narmita08:thu
Awesome Artisan Crafts VIIAwesome Artisan Crafts VII3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello and welcome to Awesome Artisan Crafts!
I will be regularly featuring the awesome creations I find in the Artisan Crafts Gallery.
Pumpkin Contest Winners!
It was very hard to decide on the winners as there were so many awesome entires! But we finally managed to decide on...
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
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 Religions2 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