Leonardo da Vinci's Anatomical DrawingsIf getting your gear together and heading out for an evening of life drawing sounds like more trouble than it's worth, consider what Leonardo da Vinci endured for the sake of educating his own singular vision.Leonardo da Vinci's Anatomical Drawings3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Rumors of da Vinci resorting to grave robbery persist to this day, but the truth is that he was allowed to dissect and study corpses at the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence.
Leonardo da Vinci's studies of the human skull in 1489 borrowed three-dimensional drawing techniques from architecture that had never been seen applied to anatomical studies before. A new technical vocabulary for anatomical drawings was created and da Vinci's sketches in plan, section, elevation, and perspective marked a massive progression in how the body was documented.
Criticized for his undertaking, Leonardo passionately defended the purpos
Art Trivia from the internet. Believe it or notInteresting Art TriviaArt Trivia from the internet. Believe it or not2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Leonardo da Vinci spent 12 years painting the Mona Lisa's lips.
2. Gothic was originally a term of criticism among the Italian Renaissance artists who coined it. The term implied that, compared to superior classical buildings, the Gothic medieval cathedrals were so crude that only a Goth could produce them.
3. On 3rd December 1961 Henri Matisse's painting Le Bateau was put the right way up after hanging upside-down for 46 days without anyone noticing at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, America.
4. Roman statues were made with detachable heads, so that one head could be removed and replaced by another.
5. Paul Gaugin, the French painter, was a labourer on the Panama Canal. About 25,000 workers died during its construction.
6. In ancient times, it was believed that certain colours could combat the evil spirits that lingered over nurseries. Because blue was associated with the heavenly spirits, boys were clothed in that colour, b
PORTRAITS Viewer's Choice WinnersPORTRAITS Viewer's Choice Winners7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello dear members and friends,
I'm here on the behalf of Soulcollectors to reveal the Winners
of the "Viewer's Choice" on the Categories of TRADITIONAL ART and DIGITAL ART (Prize related to our 1st Contest "PORTRAITs", worthing 400 ) .
And the winners are:
The winner of the raffle to win 100 is :iconaripunk:. Thank you for voting!
I hope you liked this contest.
We have another contest going on with the theme FLOWERS. If you like to draw or paint flowers
read the rules here and
Our HomeOur Home10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Summer Memories by Pajunen
almost one with all by bryan-cuttance
'Some idea of infinity' by H3ad0n
A sight to Behold by alexandre-deschaumes
The Desert in Black and White by CeeThruMyEyes
Crossroads by catch---22
CLOUDSCAPE by DouglasHumphries
c o n s t r u c t . I by XeroLp
ice age No.16 by landscapesaxony
here's to us by bryan-cuttance
Happy Holidays to all my dear friends!!
March 2015 Traditional Art DD Round-up:iconstelari: Features by STelariMarch 2015 Traditional Art DD Round-up6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Weight of Silence by PeteHamiltonAlice by AsuritThe Storm. by Claudia-SGclair de lune by 413What Is Chaos Anyway? by tdylanPlegaria by yuriko-shirouEden by Bluminaold charcoal attacked by derekjonesMidnight by FoyalandCatch and Release by lolitaAgogoNumenor by RobleskaZeppelinSPECTRE OF THE APOTHEOSIS OF MERCANTILE DESIRE by gromykoThe Gatherer by GyossaithThe Shore - Copyright Matt Hughes by matthughesAmphitrite by HuanLeBirth of Fairy Queen by ChonunhwaThe Gwiber of Penmachno by ColletteJEllisIn the night by NetchandAdora by D0RIAN0Confessione by DoroxDoro
:iconagaave: Features by Agaave
Wolf Portrait (painting) by EsthervanHulsencarryon by DefectorillustrationA Small Space of Warmth by lesssleepThe Night and the Silent Water by ForlornExistenceSummer's gone by SpirosartBaba Yaga by BrittMartinSurveillance by 11lessthanequalAutumn river by JoaRosaHunting For Happiness by Avoiceinsect by EspadaNO06Witches 1024x1024 by kowelvainLeodrake by YemaYemaRoad To Neverland. by MarijaMiladinovicWreath of Ivy by LadyEruImaginary Sea-scape by andrianartParasite by KelseyBeckettforest guardian by HekkilMabon by AutumnAlchemyFuture in harmony by happyberryredThe Painted Kingdom by golden-quinceForgotten Dream O Ka Fee by RubisFirenosRed on Turquoise by kosharik69Women by multigradeIngathering by VitUrzhrooting for you by monsieur-arlequinPersa nel tempo - Pencil on paper 55x85 cm by CamparbioSpirit by heikala:thumb45768
Traditional Discoveries #2Welcome to another installment of Traditional Discoveries. This feature is People created with all types of traditional mediums. Enjoy the show and show some love to these artists.Traditional Discoveries #21 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Copy of Georges de La Tour's Joseph the Carpenter by Jagroar Untitled by 1Creep The Encounter by elftantra Two Doves by Protoguy Punk Rocker. by SteMerrigan Donwton Abbey - Violet Grantham by Stanbos Jeru The Damaja by pErs Narkotikum by yantotzkie Ellie by RhynWilliams Hero's by candysamuels EXCLUSIVE -KELLY EDEN- by marilisaargentieri Floating dream_LAKA Project by khanglex Death and Rebirth by KlarEm Place for me by sannchen broken by sannchen Overreaction by MisterDoyle Falling In Love by annakoutsidou I need protection by KlarEm Keeper of Secrets by plantiebee No code by danilomartinis Only a little bird by STelari Padma by Lasarasu Cia You, Papa by FrankGo Mad Queen Alice by EnysGuerrero Rowan (Painting) by MichaelShapcott Magical steam girl. ACEO by EnysGuerrero Medea by Rezurekted Burn to the very bone by STelari Pearl Rehabilitative Colony by alexandramanukyan Rebeca (How to disappear completely) by Marie-Esther stained-glass window by queerartist 'Harvest' by Christopher Lovell Art by Lovell-Art Angel by Razor-Sensei newspaper girl by glenox66 les fantomes des patients by glenox66 Cabarita Cove..90cmx70cm.jpg2.jpg2222222222222 by glenox66 The Bard's Tale and Her Empty Grass Land by somuchkittypity :thumb44242
Witchhunts among artists.I was very reluctant on writing this journal, as I often just want to inspire and write uplifting things. This topic is a little less so.Witchhunts among artists.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
The word 'Witchhunt' comes from a time were some women got accused for being witches because of their beauty or their way to modern way of living (being a single mother or non-christian in times where that was absolutely outrageous). Those women would get ridiculous tests to proof their humanity from which they ultimately would die (burning on the fire stake or getting drowned in a river.) The fact that they did not survive it would proof that they are human and not a witch. We all know that there are no immortal people.. so no woman had ever survived it.
Now when we talk about Artist Witchhunts it's pretty similar, an artist would get accused of using unorthodox methods or plagiarism. No one likes plagiarism and
Music and LifeMusic and Life1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
What You Looking At? by PatrickMonnier Where Babies Come From by Trippy4U
3+1 by cahilus
Loneliness by endegor Elena by annashakina
*** by stringoiu
Paris un tango by endegor C My Friends by vodj
Little rain by Vitaloverdose
Krakow by adamus-hubert Dark Waters by CrinaPrida
Battle by xbastex
It's A Long Walk To Freedom by DpressedSoul
Drag Queens: Before and AfterPosted on WallOfTouch: 'Half-Drag' is a project by photographer Leland Bobbé. (via)Drag Queens: Before and After3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
View the entire photo series
My previous art features:
Drag Queens: Before and After
The Photography of Andrii Bondart
The Sci-Fi Paintings of Alex Kim<
Watchers Tribute Feature 101st to 120th! :DI think doing a watchers feature is a wonderful idea because I get to visit all of you guys again, see what you doing and show my appreciation for all your support .Watchers Tribute Feature 101st to 120th! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here is a list of my watchers from the 101st to the 120th and one of my favorite works from their gallery, enjoy:
(the numbering doesn't mean anything its just for me to keep track)
10 tips about drawing #3 - ShadingThird round of 10 simple and effective tips about drawing, this time a bit more spesific, time to delve into shading, the one area I feel I have progressed the most.10 tips about drawing #3 - Shading3 years ago in Personal More Like This
**This is my own personal take and oppinion about shading, take it with a grain of salt **
1. Shade and blend An extremely common way to shade, but not only overused but more often than not used incorrectly.
You lay down a value pref. with an HB or softer pencil and blend it into the paper from the dark to the light, but the thing here to remember is to not go too hard in blending at first, if you do it is very tricky to manipulate the values after.
Think of the tooth of the paper like grass, don´t just stomp them down on the first go, gently grace the paper with a blending stump/tissue/q-tip etc and once you start to approach the desired value you can go a little harder.
2. Directional blending Much as 1. but directional blending means you always blend following the curve of what you are drawi
ContestALRIGHT EVERYONE, IT'S CONTEST TIME!Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We need at least 3 entries to make this work, so please tell your friends,watchers,people,frogs and LETS GET STARTED!!
Also, linearts are not allowed!
Witch means, you have to draw the entry yourself!
Also I need donators!
first place 300 and a free request from me, a free request from EleanorTopsie, a llama and free request from Svennemi, a llama and a chibi drawing from CommanderMitsuki, free request from Rarshalan, free request from knowitall123, 50 and a free request from MsMischievous, a free fully coloured digital chibi with pedestal from Claire-Aegis-Faust
Second place 100 and a head shot from me, drawing without BG from knowitall123, free request from Rarshalan, 20 and a lineart from MsMischievous,a free fully coloured digital chibi with pedestal from Claire-Aegis-Faust
third place50[Points] and a non shaded request fr
New video..self promotionHi allNew video..self promotion2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will soon do a new feature..but first I wanna be selfish and promote myself for once..lol..working hard with that..
but nothing comes by itself and/or are for free...
.... in two months time I'll celebrate 6 years on dA and I also goes towards 1500 watchers...
....thanks to my FRIENDS SUPPORT and features you all so kindly are giving me...
.........I couldn't do without your help my dear friends...
....I am so grateful and appreciate every feature of my art I am in.....woow..you are so kind...!
I am 'doing well' outside dA .. it feels good to have that recognition that my art are 'doing just fine' ...
..I have doubted so many times..
...some magazines requests right now and I keep on continue working with book covers....
..one release of a cover I created are nov 1......
...and I am about starting working on another one next month..yay!
Thanks for the past, present and futureI knew that the time would come, and I am so sorry, I was hoping it would be later in the future, but it is here: I can not thank you as I would like anymore. I have 4000 friends who follow my work and hundreds of fav every day (and that makes me great pleasure). Until today I wanted to tell you directly how I', grateful, but now I work 1 or 2 hours at the computer to thank, and commitments will not let me anymore. Definitely I will continue to respond to comments, but right now I want to thanks in advance all those who want to add my drawings to their collection and want to add my name to the list of friends.Thanks for the past, present and future3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I take this opportunity to share with you some of the best moments I have experienced in recent months:
Some articles about my designs have been published on the website of this newspaper:
Dailymail online 13 marzo 2013
Mirror online 13 marzo 2013
Ballistic Publishing: EXPOSE 11 Call For EntriesCheck the news article for more information:Ballistic Publishing: EXPOSE 11 Call For Entries3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Ballistic Publishing is proud to announce EXPOSÉ 11, the eleventh edition of the premier annual artbook, which celebrates the creative talents of digital artists worldwide. These books sit in the collections of many top Game and Film studios - your next employer may be looking at your images in the near future!
Submissions Are Now Open!
Call For Entries - Ballistic Publishing is now calling on artists to submit digital images for consideration in EXPOSÉ 11.We are interested in digitally-created fine art, whether it be 2D or 3D, for commercial use, or personal satisfaction.
As with all Ballistic Publishing showcase publications, artists with work published in EXPOSÉ 11 will receive a complimentary copy of
Trashed and Scattered XVIIYet another installment! Yay features <3Trashed and Scattered XVII3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hi, I'm Muppet by Azzeria the tree by augenweide
Yellow by mariannaphotography Insomnia by arachnne SPOT . . by me-inside515
Clouds chasing the alps by mbielstein Cautarea by a14onymus On the road by Zhen-Yang
Lost Heaven by SyphonLetter . . ...autumn by iliushka :thumb298021714:
smoke by 0Gutter-Glitter Rangoon Noon by drifterManifesto Quiet by IMustBeDead
Friends 2 by Hestefotograf duz-bahar -6- by cangurgel Believe me, you're losing the spark you had. by saratheresee
.: Warm Winter :. by Rare-Pearl
Doudou Story by yup12 Panda by AshtrayheartRomina Memorable night by SandyManase
* by agnieszkasadkowska
Dreaming Neon Black by o-BlueMoon-o City Lights by Themiru Edge of a Distant Horizon by phenomenai
Nuee by Karine-Despeaux :
ImbolcImbolc8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Also known as Candlemas, Imbolc originated as a Gaelic festival that celebrated the beginning of Spring. The world "imbolc" means "in milk" and during ancient times, lactating ewes represented one of the first signs of spring. Imbolc is also referred to as "Brigid's Day" in honor of the Celtic Goddess of Fertility. All celebrations are focused on rebirth and the banishing of the Winter season. For many it represents the change to come, both personal and within the world.
All the land is wrapped in winter.
The air is chilled and
Frost envelopes the Earth.
But Lord of the Sun,
Horned One of animals and wild places,
Unseen you have been reborn (The White Goddess Book of Shadows)
How do you plan to welcome Spring?
random ass feature 22!Hey all!random ass feature 22!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been somewhat busy lately, but of course since I work literally every day, I'll always be here!
And I thought it was high time for another random ass feature . . . because I randomly just got a lot of new Watchers. Here's your welcome gift guys!
The End of Path by Bathoriya Frodo by Sarahharas07
Stranded by JaiMcFerran :thumb363938807: Away from me by sara-hel
11 by Meizhenxu World In Our Hands by TobbiH
Vectus by Maxdamagetorture The Real World by Azdup Stones and Bones by D3vilusion
La musica del silencio by ElenaDudina Applibot- Legend of the Cryptids - Tethra by Miles-Johnston
Falling in Love Again by cemac Abandonment by BurakUlker Memento Mori by cemac
Apognosis by kleanthis :thumb363728527:
so lucky by fooyth made out of stone by Lhianne :thumb33441102
Don't ART for free ...Note written under the influence of several recent situations ...Don't ART for free ...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I understand that not everyone can/like/love to draw - but that does not mean that some people have to treat 'drawing people' as children. A few days ago my friend asked me if I draw him a portrait of him and his girlfriend. I agreed without hesitation ... But when I told how much the portrait will be cost - he was angry with me, that I will not do it for free! I understand that it is my friend - but I spend my free time, energy, etc. on it. So it's no longer just fun for me. It becomes a way of life ...
I wish that those of us - involved in the drawing - were taken more seriously. Because it is a job like any other. Not sitting behind a desk in an office does not mean that I do not work as hard ...
The situation is very well illustrated here:
watchers featureThanks, you guyswatchers feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Dark Tree by hannahxforever BFOI NRE 5: Squirtle Bay Rescue Set 2 by Morianrhod Garibaldi by Rodie-the-Nightblade The Tide and The Tacos by SallyKathleen Unleash the beast.....- BATTLE REQUESTS- by midnightwolf2334 Grapes by BrittanyDB Weeping by DeviBrigard fly by Emiliasmind Center of Being by saza11 :: Al Pacino :: by gile78 123sol by SolaneaDarkRose Moustache by editaciones Stars by Jezzy-Art Silent World by xkillz Sasuke xD by KaunisKuinKuva Slide by JonasJakobsen Once Evening translated to paint by NickHerbert Salers XLVIII by Hourvari Halloween Night by MissGrib Vetus Tempus by brainmirror Strange Horizons by FalseMaria Pictureshow by latinacrg T-shirtdesigns. gruoup by zombieabstract Cauchemar by LNDFrance The Striped Comit's Heroes by TheStripedComit memories lost by wolvesandwings Gluttony by demaster23
Ling Contest!! ~FINAL CALL~TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SUBMIT AN ENTRYLing Contest!! ~FINAL CALL~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It’s been far too long since we’ve had a contest around here… so let’s make something happen!
Let’s show some love for our favorite emperor, Ling Yao!
Now we’re not talking about GreedLing, just Ling. But that doesn’t mean that Greed and others like Lan Fan, Fu, or even Edward can’t be present. So long as Ling is the main focus, that’s all that matters! Your contest entry can be about his journey to Amestris, his life as Emperor, or just anything that you’d like!
It feels like I've gone camping...Last night I lay in bed sketching what I saw before me; then the sound of crickets caught my ear. My flatmate's laptop mimicked the faint sounds of chattering outside a tent - and I was tired and the air was warm and smelled of woodfire. It might just be the Epitec.It feels like I've gone camping...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a while since I've posted anything, but frankly, I think that's good. I've got a few ideas simmering and fermenting in the cesspool that is my brain, so I'll give them all the time they need! In the meanwhile, I've decided to go through my favorites folder and feature some works that I really adore. I'll start with visual work, and then do some literary features!
Deviants, to me!
First 2013 feature!Hi guys! Some of you answered my poll with your favorite deviations, and how about that, I'm putting them up here! Along with other images from their galleries, nice and mixed in. And maybe random stuff too, I never know until I'm finished. Anyway, enjoy!First 2013 feature!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As Peaceful as the Grave by PhoenixalThor Tranquil by PhoenixalThor Quiet Reflection by PhoenixalThor
Haven by PhoenixalThor
Dreaming Of You by PhoenixalThor La Fleur Noir by PhoenixalThor The Gift by PhoenixalThor
Lady of the Forest by MariaBeloArt Color Blind by MariaBeloArt
The Vampire by MariaBeloArt Sylvannas by MariaBeloArt
Praying for Peace by MariaBeloArtAutumn Glow by MariaBeloArt
Gone Away by Mscheveous I Wait by Mscheveous Lost In Sorrow by Mscheveous
These Dreams by Mscheveous Snow Angel by Mscheveous