How to Become a Better Artist in 1 minuteAlright. I've wanted to do this for a while but never really had the balls. (huur. balls. XP just thought Id get it out before everybody else and their mother's uncle's monkey did).How to Become a Better Artist in 1 minute5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Chances are you're here for one of a few reasons:
1) You were attracted by the title
2) You're here to prove me wrong
3) A combination of the above
4) You're an idiot
Well, in all honestly, I can assure you, you WILL be a better artist after you read this article.
Now, before I get started, I want to explain the purpose of this article. Its not a tutorial, its not me telling you what to do, its not 'OMG! I CAN HAZZZ FREE SKILLLZZZZZ?!?!?!!11one!!!' no no and NO! I suppose you could call it some suggestions. When ever I ask people 'how do you get so good?!' or 'do you have any tips??' All I ever really get is ' practice' ' practice' 'FFFFFFF PRACTICE NOOB!' But fact is, that isn't all there is to it. So what I'm hoping to do is go
Realistic Video Game Characters by Joshua SummanaRealistic Video Game Characters by Joshua Summana2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The talented UK-based artist Joshua Summana brings video game characters to life in his realistic digital paintings.
Mega man by JoshSummana
M. Bison by JoshSummana
Lara Croft by JoshSummana
Sackboy by JoshSummana
Sub-Zero by JoshSummana
View Joshua Summana's Full Gallery
most popular emotes from January 2011Prepare yourself for quite a few Journals in the next days, I noticed that the "way back" function is working again and decided that it isn't too late to feature the most popular Emotes from 2011. :iconsuperw00tplz:most popular emotes from January 20113 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I would have included all months in one Article, but the Article would have been too big then. That's why each month will get their own Article.
These were the most popular emotes from January 2011.
Emoticonists on dA (1) by Krissi001 Emoticonists on dA (2) by Krissi001 Emoticonists on dA (3) by Krissi001 Emoticonists on dA (4) by Krissi001
thursday collection - 2013.05.16thursday collection - 2013.05.162 years ago in Art Features More Like This
walk through the illuminated night by ra-gro+++ by anticuus
momomp by Lexasass
hito by stillhitori Shadows by inspired-impressions
Cloud Atlas by SlevinAaron
Unconscious by CristianoTeofili Bubbles by Hengki24
ID by DanCrystalis
The Yellow Book of Riddles by Poromaa palabra mi amor by baspunk
the mist by gastrovascular
Introducing Improved CollectionsIntroducing Improved Collections3 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Giving curators the recognition they deserve.
With the launch of the Watch Feed, you can also now watch Collections made by other deviants. Collections are surfaced through the Watch Feed, creating a new way to discover and expose artwork on DeviantArt. Collections have been given additional exposure by appearing on deviation pages as well as tag pages.
“I am loving Collections as well. I am proud of my Collections and am glad they will finally be getting notice. And it also gives more exposure to the artists as this is more viral in nature than simply faving something then making an art feature journal to share it with others.” —GillianIvy
When you watch someone, you’ll automatically be watching all of their Collections — but you can also choose to enable or disable watching Collections on a deviant
Pony Design Contest! *Edited - CANCELLEDThis contest has been cancelled!Pony Design Contest! *Edited - CANCELLED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the past few weeks, I have been contemplating new designs for my main six; Blood Moon, Decibel, Tattsy, Raveblitz, Ruka and Damu, but I still can not draw.
So I decided to have some fun with this...
I am hosting a contest, and this is the contest:
Give my main six..... Make overs!!
In this contest, you will be drawing my ponies in any outfit, style, attitude, etc.. You'd like to draw them in.
Here are the rules:
Rule 1: You may only submit
entry, HOWEVER, one submission may have all six drawn together if ou chose to design all six.
Rule 2: You may not change their overall body color scheme. But what you CAN do, is add colors their mane if wanted. (if you think it looks nice)
Rule 3: You may not change species. They are my ponies, my choice on species.
Rule 4: Be creative!
Here are some things I am looking for:
- unique mane styles
- creative accessories
- something that
Fantastic Art FeatureFantastic Art Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Care Away by AzzeriaKuhflucht 10 by MK-NICaptured Souls by beyondimpressionQuartet by KateRodrigues
Harry Potter Charm by Faye-FoxAstarte by EvidriellRock it like it's autumn by bebefromtheblockLadybug by Serdar-TDiamonds by LuizaLazar
Vampire Saga by zingrubyOrange and purple fimo bangle by OriginalBunnyGitgit Fall by Hengki24woke up by KatieAnnOwenspurple and silver dragonfly by DesertRubble
New Life by ROSEroseROSE14The Garden of Good And Evil by AlexandraVBachShe did the best she could with the talent she had by FantaasiatoidabSnowy Owl: Hand-Painted Bracelet by DoodleDuoThe mask of me - full view by TrollGirl
Light Graffiti - The Castle I by aeroartistLadybug No.3 by Piroshki-Photography107/365 by LinBer
On Friendship and Being YourselfYears ago, I had mentioned my thoughts on friendship and I really feel the need recently to talk about once more. No I don't plan on being that deep (it's 8:03 right now as I type this and I am a master and not getting up until 9:00 in the morning) nor do I plan on getting in this HUGE journal about it. I just really feel like expressing my thoughts on friendship- namely on the forming of friendships.On Friendship and Being Yourself2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm of the opinion that real friendships are formed naturally. Sometimes they happen automatically. Sometime it happens over time. For me it's a bit of both- I've met friends that I've only talked to once or twice and they are instantly my friends, plus I have friends I've grown to consider friends after quite a bit of time. Thus it really makes me sad to see it when people try to force a friendship on someone. I know it sounds strange but it's happened various times in the past as well as recently.
When you try to force a friendship out of someone it's feels like someone you don't really
THEY DESERVE FOR MORE ATTENTION! (part 31)THEY DESERVE FOR MORE ATTENTION! (part 31)THEY DESERVE FOR MORE ATTENTION! (part 31)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This features are dedicated to members from my group deviantARTSupporters!
Here are some works from this awesome but still unseen deviants:
In Memory Of The Unborn by NostalgiaPhotosCorner Abandonment by NostalgiaPhotosVintage Cemetery by NostalgiaPhotos
Oops i did it again by ZzanthiaAutumn stories by ZzanthiaTenderness by Zzanthia
[Star!] :iconmono-faced: [Star!]
Contest Mira by monobani:th
Mega Feature!Hello! It's almost one year since I joined the wonderful dA community, so I decided to do features of artworks that caught my love.Mega Feature!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please don't forget to fav and visit the wonderful deviants!
I hope to be able to do at least monthly features from now on. I'd really like +2 more brains and +3 more hands though!
If you have discovered a deviant which you want to feature, please comment below! They may be featured in the next one! I plan on featuring more unknown deviants though!
bakeneko by rynisyouClockhearts: Lutte Empetre by hen-tieMiss Me? by GadriannGoodNight Alibaba by blue1style:thumb349527610:Sad Oriental Mermaid by ShinRyuShou[OC] jewelrian project 01. by moconiz
Win a FREE COMMISSION in 2 Minutes!!! :DHeyy my watchers!!Win a FREE COMMISSION in 2 Minutes!!! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am on facebook now!! I think facebook offers a lot of cool features and a very wide audience, so I thought I should join there as well!! I will be posting my artworks and WIP's + unfinished or old works + tutorials etc. So you will get to see a lot more there than here on deviantart (which doesnt mean I will be less active here )
Here is the link to my page: http://www.facebook.com/JojoesArt
To celebrate this (and also to invite people to like my page.. hehe ^^), I decided to launch a little event, where you can win a FREE TRADITIONAL (Watercolor) COMMISSION by me!! Which means I will mail you the original painting via post for you to enjoy it!!
And also three other participants will get 100 dA points each!!!
All you have to do to be able to win is the following (takes only 2 minutes):
1. Like my facebook fanpage http://www.facebook.com/JojoesArt
2. Fav this journal
3. Leave a comment here giving
Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAROn StArDaTe 230387455652769 A TrIaL Has CoMmeNcEd, To EvaLuAte ThE LoSs oF InVaDer UnIoN Ship 4920-938Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAR3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It WaS DiScoVeRed ThEn,
ThAt ThE SiNgULaRitY KnoWn As CaPtaIn ComiTtED A SeRieS of CriMeS AgAiNsT The UniOn.
AnD So, By ThE OrDeR Of ThE InVaDeRs UniOn,
We WeRe SuMmOneD AnD
To ThiS WoRlD On ThE TeTrA-ViRuS SeEdS.
To InFeCt aNd To UnItE AlL LiViNg LoCaL MulTiCeLlULaRs As BiOMaSs 117, The MoSt UnStoPpaBLe aNd FaIr JuDgE oF AlL.
LifE alwAys fInDs a wAy.
WhilE wE scAnNed the
'Don't Feed the Trolls' needs to die.I wish I was joking, but another bout of sexual harassment against women creeped up this week (only days after the Might No. 9 fiasco). This time in the form of an indi video game a woman is trying to get green-lit to Steam. The game is about depression and is just suppose to help people understand what it’s like living with it, and for this “grievous” action she’s been the target of harassment campaigns. She’s received harassing phone calls, death threats, her personal information and addresses posted for everyone to see. She’s had to change her phone number to stop the harassment, and even pulled the game originally to try and calm this crap down.'Don't Feed the Trolls' needs to die.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Bravely, she’s decided to post it anyway and is trying desperately to showcase how awful, hurtful, and disgusting our gaming community can be when we stay silent.
You can “justify” your reasons for hating her. You can convince yourself that sending her harassment and hate messages is for
WOOOOT ANIME EXPO 2013!!!WOOOOT ANIME EXPO 2013!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Been organizing my prints for AX and it took up the entire living room floor. I'm glad my roommates aren't home or they wouldn't be able to get out orz
I will be at Anime Expo this July 4th -7th, 2013 at the LA Convention Center in California. You can find me in the Artist Alley at tables A24 - A25, under the name Wenqing Yan/Yuumei. I will be selling a limited 200 copies of the new Knite book, 1000 Words, and all of my posters
Come by and hang out!
Calling All Bronies!My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Has Been Nominated For A Tubey Award!Calling All Bronies!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Vote For The Show Here And Share This With Other Bronies!
Do It For The Mane 6.
:icontwilightsparkleplz: :iconrainbowdashplz: :iconapplejackplz:
:iconfluttershyplz: :iconrarityplz: :iconpinkiepieplz:
Charles Snippy: COFFEESENTRY: 412:Charles Snippy: COFFEES3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This evening, I returned to into the City to fill out the reports about my first tour out into the Dead Zone.
Hopefully, they won't suddenly shut down the D.Z.T.R. Department and there will be more tours for me to "guide".
Today... was different.
A buzzing, hovering Hunter-Drone met me in the Airlock.
Must be a new thing.
Ah I see,
As I'm forever unable to access ANNET, someone up top must have programmed this contraption to follow me around, shouting things at me.
Thank you, whoever you are.
I never felt more ridiculous.
To top things off, I lost my coffee.
Cover art for The Dark Is Rising SequenceCover art for The Dark Is Rising Sequence2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last year I was contacted by Simon & Schuster to do new covers for their upcoming boxed set of The Dark Is Rising Sequence By Susan Cooper! I am incredibly honored to have worked on them, they are such wonderful books. The boxed set will be available 6/11/13.
7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better ArtistPractice, practice, practice. Gah.7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better Artist3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Attend life drawing classes over the summer. Blegh.
Take a sketchbook with you everywhere you go, and fill up ten of those bad boys at the coffee shop. Pfft.
Let's be honest here. We all want to become better artists, like, right frickin' now. We don't even want to have to suffer through hour-long tutorials of some pompous snooty hack bloviating over the intricate methods of drawing eyes on YouTube. We want progress, we want improvement, and we want it on our desk in ten minutes ago!
Fine, fine, I hear ya'. While these aren't going to make an instant Leonardo da Vinci out of you, these might get you up to...ehh...Basquiat caliber. Sure, I've made tutorials, but those are more about setting up Photoshop for the sake of coloring an image, and not so much building yourself artistically. Those are more technical lessons. Artistically
Life Through a Lens 6Welcome to the sixth edition of Life Through a Lens - a regular photography feature showcasing some of the recently submitted deviations within the Photography gallery.Life Through a Lens 63 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Missing by annajordanartMovin' Melodies by gold-rose
Greenhouse by lwc71Orange by NettyCjust a little boy by zznzz
The Four Horsemen by PoLazarus2Quiet Life by mehrmeerChristmas is comming by Emily-Wendy
the calling home by DarkGomoInsider 2011 - 01 by Hart-Worx:thumb272980248:
Fate Persuit by KrzysztofJedrzejak97643 by aleksandra88:thumb272972240:
Purple by NettyCRoom by 12GSuper:thumb273031289:
Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffin 02 by PoodleSchmoodleGriffins vs Raiders by vishstudioThe Ghost room. by Saturns-Child
Mirrors Magic Sights by beyondimpressionEscape by NichlasBoysenit's all in the eyes by wonderbandalice
Fireworks Geneve by Benj01:thumb273031441:Until the end of the world by tomsumartin
Week One;Week Two; Week Three;
Dragons contestIt's been quite some time since we last held a contest and we think it's finally time to have a new one.Dragons contest3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The theme of the contest is Dragons.
Up to two entries per member! (deviants who have donated prizes ARE eligible to enter the contest!)
Entries have to be handcrafted by the submitting deviant themselves and placed in proper galleries (Artisan Craft or Sculpture). They can be done in any medium or technique we generally accept.
Entries have to be made specifically for this contest! Entries submitted to dA before October 16th will be declined.
All entries must be submitted before December 15th 2014, 11:59PM CET.
All entries must include at least a basic description of what it is and maybe how it's made in the artist comment section of the deviation! Be sure to credit tutorials if you used any!
1st Place Winner:
600 from us
50 from khyrkat
Portraits Feature! Greetings my lovely watchers!!! [Love][Love][Love][Love]Portraits Feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*~**~**~* Hope you all are having a fantastic day . . . *~**~**~*
[Dance!][Dance!][Dance!][Dance!][Dance!] Cause it's time for a Portraits Feature! [Dance!][Dance!][Dance!][Dance!][Dance!]
rager by dionn-k Anxiety by DinoSayyRawr
Untitled by zznzz Flying by Samantha-meglioli
Silenced By Freedom by beyondimpression Born from the Brush by kamakebelieve
Dandy by Temperate-Sage To the Mountain by mousegirl
rrr by missKitiketka Sacrament of Wilderness by MD-Arts
Kropek i kresek szyfr by absentii Madara in the garden 07 by KasparsBroks
Living stones at fairyland by LailaPregizer girl by Cvet04ek
D166 by miobi Forest Mystery 6 by SmileyG
Little Faery by RebecaSaray :thumb346917292:
Bring Me To Life by Katy-Angel Underwater Chaos by KahinaSpiritModelPh
Me by Oona1135 Chobits by Bakasteam
Limbo by KefkasJudgement :thumb347892884:
Photography Discovered #2Welcome to the first edition of Photographers Discovered! This series was inspired by Moonbeam13's Discovered journal series. The following deviants were found using nothing but the Discovery Tool.Photography Discovered #23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
adorable by 7Redhotz
Please show the artists some love and the article if you liked it!
Engie: awakeI felt scorching heat and vibrating pain.Engie: awake3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There was an endless buzz in my ears of massive shell-shock.
Crunching noise of the ground.
For a brief second I saw tiny mushrooms and flowers under me, but they quickly disintegrated into dust.
Impossible. Shock-Hallucinations. I haven't seen grass in so many years.
Crawl forward. Away. Away from the heat.
Farther. Come on Alex. Get up. Walk.
Something was wrong. I wasn't supposed to be alive.
...Ion Cannon interrupts all electronic impulses, no matter how small, effectively scrambling, disrupting all neural activity and shuts down the brain.
Sure, the walls of the little house protected me from the flames of ruptured atmosphere, but how is my mind still active?
Only one thing could have protected me. Something which could bend all known laws of physics at it pleased.
Could it be? The note?!
Could Seven's luck actually transfer onto others?
If this is true, then Seven could be the key to my