MCR Thank You ProjectI started a Thank You project for MCR. I have had many people already contribute to it and I have even had support from Cassie The Venomous (also known as Poison and Fire) from AltPress. All I need for this project is a picture of you holding a sign that reads 'thank you' (in what ever language you want!) with you name and country also on the paper. That's it! I'll put all of these photos to the song 'The World is Ugly' and post it on Youtube.MCR Thank You Project1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'll then put the video on a DVD and send it to Gerard via his fan mail address. Gerard said that he would read EVERY LETTER we send. So if I send a letter with the DVD, he'll read the letter and [hopefully] watch the video. Sound like a plan? Okay then!
You can email the pictures to me at RareMCRmusic@gmail.com.
DEADLINE IS APRIL 23rd!!
Here's the video explaining it all http://youtu.be/-6Y3zHGypws
So far I've had pictures sent from....
Contest!!!Hello guys!Contest!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've decided to create the first contest with my stock here! I hope it goes well *cross fingers*
The photo you'll need to use it's
Never been used before, and I think you can create a whole of different and creative works with it.
Every entry is accepted, as long as it's based on the original image above, and this include manipulations, traditional and digital drawings or paintings, poetry... Just be creative and do your best! You can entry as many times as you want
To enter the contest, just leave the link to the finished work in a comment to this journal.
I'll pick two winners, as I don't have that much points to give to everyone who enters. One will be picked by me, and the other will be chosen by you, by a voting poll.
The two winners will receive:
a month of Premium Membership (or the correspondent points , if you have already Premium);
Facebook Art Communities:iconenchantedwhispers: 's Facebook LinksFacebook Art Communities1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Want to check if your work is stolen or just promote your work?
Over the past month or so I have been able to find a fair bit of facebook art communities. Many works stolen and defaced but also some groups that add links to artists. In either case, whether you want to check if your work has been stolen or maybe you want to promote your work on these sites I have a fairly large list of some of the larger art communities on fb that I thought I would share with you. I cannot possibly contact all the artists I have seen with stolen work so I urge you to check for yourselves.
Desktop Nexus Alert UpdateOnce again the monster that is Desktop Nexus, and its plethora of incredibly stupid members raises its ugly head againDesktop Nexus Alert Update1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
It annoys me no end that I seem to have to send out reminders like this every year or so about this site which needs killing slowly and painfully by the fire of a thousand suns.
Its members are now trying a new tack of apparently "crediting" and saying they have permission from all of YOU, yes, even you lurking in the back row there - you have apparently given them permission to redistribute YOUR work on desktop Nexus as wallpapers.
I might add, that if you have actually been idiotic enough to give somebody permission to redistribute your artwork in this manner, you and by granting and receiving permission - them - are still responsible for accurately providing the required credits as per your agreements with the original stock providers you used when creating your work. It is furthermore YOUR responsibility to make sure anybody
Photomanipulation FAQsEverything you wanted to know . . . And MORE!Photomanipulation FAQs1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This journal will (I hope) serve as a one-stop source for basic information about photomanipulation. As always, if you have questions, I will do my best to answer them or, if I don't know the answer, refer you to someone who can help you.
What is photomanipulation?
Photomanipulation is art that uses 2 or more photographic elements combined to make something new. It does not include 3D elements. For reference, see:
Photomanipulation vs. Mixed Media
Welcome to Photomanipulation Week
Which stock am I allowed to use?
You can only use images or other resources that are your own or that you have explicit permission from the original creator to use. For reference, see:
PM Month Challenge: Critique Yourself!I have a short (24 hour) challenge for you!PM Month Challenge: Critique Yourself!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sometimes critiquing others can be super difficult, especially when they don't want critique. You don't want to overstep or to hurt anyone's feelings, but you want to help them grow as artists. Likewise, YOU would like to grow, and that's difficult to do when critique and feedback are hard to come by.
I want to talk about something we can all do for ourselves today, and I absolutely believe it can make a difference in your art. What is it? Self-critique, of course!
Stop and think for a moment about what a great critique looks like. Close your eyes if you have to. What do you see?
A good critique does (at least) three things:
It describes what was GOOD about the deviation and WHY it was good.
It describes one or more things that can be improved AND tells you HOW to improve them. [What good is it for me to tell you that your light needs improvement if I don't point out that the C
Arts and Health: The language of empowermentWhat is empowerment?Arts and Health: The language of empowerment1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Empowerment means different things to different people. I would say that, in general, it means that we are in a position of power such that we have a say in the way things happen in our lives. It means that we can act in ways that will bring the good things we desire into our lives or, if that isn't possible, act in a way that limits the amount of negativity that happens when bad things enter our lives.
It's about being able to make a choice between "I CAN do this" and "I WILL do this."
Contrary to popular belief, the truth is that no one can empower you for you. Empowerment must come from within. The good news is that it doesn't need to require hours of psychotherapy to find it. It starts simply with language.
Yes, really. How often do you put yourself down? How frequently do you begin sentences with, "This may sound crazy/silly/stupid, but . . ."? Do you realize that every time you use words t
Great Option: Copyright Free ImagesDid you know that there are tons of wonderful copyright free photos? They are called 'public domain images'. It takes a bit more to find the right one for your design (and the resolution is varied although not worse than a lot of DA stocks ), but hey, you don't have to worry about begging for model releases, waiting for permissions and so on! On the long run I bet you even save some time.Great Option: Copyright Free Images1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"Works in the public domain are those whose intellectual property rights have expired, been forfeited, or are inapplicable. ... Derivative works include translations, musical arrangements, and dramatizations of a work, as well as other forms of transformation or adaptation. Copyrighted works may not be used for derivative works without permission from the copyright owner, while public domain works can be freely used for derivative works without permission. Artworks that are public domain may also be reproduced photographically or artistically or used as the basis of new, interpretive works."
Featuring Favourites XXVIFeaturing Favourites XXVI1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sherlock Holmes 026 by 403shiomiPages 1 and 4 by OfDarkLandsBenedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes II by Ilojleen
Who is Mr. Holmes? by MadMoroConnections by PoralizerHow Could It Be Here? by Shel-chanBenedict Cumberbatch - 02 by BlueZest
Loki by SveraLoki, being a total badass by HashtagGeniusWalking dead by kleineHerzA Soldier On My Own - Tom Hiddleston as Loki by arthawk87
Tom Hiddleston portrait by dmkozickaThe Trickster by N0rksHenry V by Lightblue8Thor by Request 11/03/2012 by khinson
Heroes Are Built by N0rksThe Futurist by ISG-ArtMal by Nero749Bear, Polar by Sempaiko
Come, scientist, destroy by Gin85transience. by CzaritsaCrown by m-scott-hayFood by imaginee
Targaryen by aprilis420Stormborn by Ninzz-MiniGothAemon Targaryen by zippo514King of the Friendzone by FantaasiatoidabJon Snow by Svera
Jack loves Addie! by vongueKaren Gillan II by MoShmoeRiver Song by MoShmoeSouffle Girl by MeganLaraDoomsday by kleineHerz
Partners in Crime by GimmeswordsEleven by cosmic-sans2012advent Day12 by JoannaJohnenPond by MiiBTPond Nouveau by khallion
KING THRANDUIL by S-von-PBilbo - The Hobbit by Jeanne-LuiThe Walking Dead -Rick Grimes by DavidDebRunning Bee by AdmiraWijaya
Q by hoo0Ben Wishaw by kleineHerzJames McAvoy by AmBr0Johnny Depp John Wilmot 02 by LizDouceFolie
Improved DMCA Reporting SystemImproved DMCA Reporting System1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Hello, deviants! In an effort to keep the community informed and to provide the best possible experience for our members, we wanted to inform you of changes to our reporting system.
DeviantART is dedicated to protecting our artists, and in an effort to be able to more quickly handle complaints by deviants who have had their rights infringed on, we have changed the way we receive complaints from the artist or the copyright holder.
In the past, we took reports by the copyright holder in two different ways: An informal report via the Report Violation tool and a formal complaint via contacting the Help Desk. While both of these methods were effective, they presented many setbacks.
The informal report did not gather all the necessary information for a formal copyright complaint and was prone to misuse by well-meaning deviants who would attempt to report images they did not own the copyright to
Are You Ready?In honor of Sxc.hu giving us all the finger, I am going to grab my camera and start taking pictures. Yes, that's right folks, get ready for some really shitty stock! :icondorkydanceplz:Are You Ready?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm kidding -- sort of. There are so many AMAZING unrestricted stock accounts here on DA, you really don't need my shitty stock. Check out my faves:
:iconmalleni-stock: :icongothicbohemianstock: :iconcastock: :iconbean-stock: :iconlucieg-stock: :iconfoxstox: :iconabsurdwordpreferred: :iconed-resources: :iconkuschelirmel-stock: :iconisostock: :iconraindroppe: :iconbreedstock: :iconybsilon-stock: :iconaustriaangloalliance: :iconevelivesey: :iconmontvalentstock:
This is just a sampling! More to come.
*Unrestricted stock can be used for both personal and commercial projects, but it cannot be redistributed as stock. You are not required to obtain permission prior to using the stock off site or in DA prints. The only requirements ar
Free StockLately things are not so good for Digital Artists. The big part of dA stockers don't allow commercial use; some of them don't even answer when you contact them.Free Stock1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And Free Stock Providers don't let us use their images in our works. Now it's SXC turn... I wonder where photomanipulators will go...
Anyway I recently found a Royalty Free Stock and I though it would be nice to share it with you.
Here you are the link http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/
For the sites where you have to pay I think Depositphotos is the best now. It has not a big database like Dreamstime but it's a lot cheaper.
And this is the reason why I am trying to do some extra money with tutorials. I am so sorry to put them on payment but I think soon we will have to buy all stocks for our works.
I hope I could help a bit our photomanipulations community. If you know any other Free Stock you should share.
Have a good day,
How To Price Your ArtHow To Price Your Art11 months ago in Personal More Like This
There is a saying from Paul Scriven about pricing that targets freelancers & designers:
"Work either for full price or for free, but never for cheap."
I think there is much truth in it, because even a cheap price has it´s price. Sometimes cheap can be good to get you some reward as a beginner, but the hardest part is then to climb up the ladder.
The illustration below pretty much sums it up:
Thats specifically the way I work and what I suggest to students.
The question always is how to raise a price with a client, once you are good enough to actually charge more?
There is not one universal key answer to that question, but first off, it is important to know what keeps
#48"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"#481 year ago in Personal More Like This
"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."
"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."
"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"
"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these thin
Fuck you. Pay me. -- A masterpost for artists.As an artist, you probably will be approached by various people over time. Some may be looking for commissions, others will most likely be looking for free art.Fuck you. Pay me. -- A masterpost for artists.1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are some handy resources concerning the "free art"-people. First of all, there's this handy flowchart called "Should I Work For Free?.
If they say they'll pay you with:
-Eventual cut of the profit when profits are made
-No pay, since artists "shouldn't be sell-outs, but draw for fun"
Then run for the hills and get away as fast as you can.
Because if it's for a game, a comic or another for-profit project, the most normal response should be "Fuck you. Pay me." (worded politer, though that goes without saying).
Spec-work? -- Fuck you. Pay me.
"We don't have the budget for 20 sprite-sheets, but we'll sell this game and your name will be in the credits!" -- Fuck you. Pay me.
"We need 10 sprites / full paintings by tomorrow,
Enough UnhappinessFor my friends, I apologize that my last journal was less than happy, shall we say. It was directed at someone who has a poor attitude toward deviantART and her fellow artists. But washing my hands of that situation and letting karma deal with it.Enough Unhappiness1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To make up for that unpleasantness, I wanted to share a way to restore some faith in humanity. My father recently shared a site with me, called Kiva. From their site:
"We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about how it works."
Basically, men and women from all over the world are trying to improve their lives (and those of their families), but need help. Some want to buy livestock, some need parts for vehicle
UK Legislation for Orphan WorksUK Legislation for Orphan Works11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
image © 2013 Jason Brown. Please feel free to copy and redistribute this image.
Don’t Let the UK Government remove our rights to our artwork and photography!! This affects every single person who posts images on the internet! Please sign it (if you need to be a UK resident or citizen) and support us!
This is a complete disgrace and has been pushed though without thought or consideration to the artists and photographers whose rights they are taking away, all in the name of economic progress in a bill that has absolutely nothing to do with copyright.
Stop Legalised Theft of Copyrighted Works E-Petition
Orphan Works are not free images E-Petition
Clarifying an Issue with Stock ResourcesThere appears to be a fair amount of misunderstanding on the subject of stock resources so what I would like to do today is attempt to clarify several issues which are of importance to the artists who generously provide stock resources to the public for use and hopefully dispel the confusion and misinformation which is beginning to circulate.Clarifying an Issue with Stock Resources7 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The first issue at hand is in regards to your personal stock terms
Your Personal Stock Terms
Officially deviantART maintains only one "automatic" restriction and that is "No Commercial Use" and that particular restriction can easily be overridden by the actual stock provider.
We only ask a few things from you in return;
Fire and SmokeHow i created my fire stock?Fire and Smoke1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I will share you a tutorial soon, digital work of a fire effect FX.
How to create a cloud with my next upcoming brushes.
I will share a small set of 13 brushes free as sample, and i will share a 120 Brushes Set at low cost due to over 100 hrs of work to produce digital detailed smoke effect and cloud.
Will be available for Photoshop,GIMP and Paint Shop Pro.
I share a sample here made with 13 brushes from the set.
How to Use Journal Skins What are journal skins?How to Use Journal Skins1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Journal skins are premade, installable layouts that allow you to customize the look and feel of your journal.
Here are a few examples:
Who can use journal skins?
Only premium members on deviantART can use journal skins.
If you're unsure about whether or not you're a premium member, just go to your profile page and look at the top. If it says "Need Premium Membership", you're not a premium member.
How do I use journal skins?
Find a skin that you like. You can browse for one here, the Installable Journal Skins category.
Pick a skin that you like.
Before you install the skin, scroll down and read the comments. Many journal skins will require you to copy
OTP 30 Theme Challenge!I'm going to have FUUUUUUUN. This is supposed to be a 30 day challenge list from Tumblr (http://ericandy.tumblr.com/post/26596382488/ericandys-30-day-otp-challenge), but..... screw that.OTP 30 Theme Challenge!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Holding hands
2. Cuddling somewhere
3. Gaming/watching a movie
4. On a date
6. Wearing eachothers' clothes
9. Hanging out with friends
10. With animal ears
11. Wearing kigurumis
12. Making out
13. Eating icecream
15. In a different clothing style
16. During their morning ritual(s)
18. Doing something together (Can either be clean or mature X3)
19. In formal wear
22. In battle, side-by-side
24. Making up afterwards
25. Gazing into eachothers' eyes
26. Getting married
27. On one of their birthdays
28. Doing something ridiculous
29. Doing something sweet
30. Doing something hot (this WILL have a mature tag.)
Now.... I have lots of OTPs. So expect different pairings for different themes.
COMMISSION INFOCOMMISSION TYPESCOMMISSION INFO1 year ago in Personal More Like This
These rules have been edited 21.9.2013
Digital lineart. The image will be drawn with Photoshop, a large version will be sent to the customer.
Fully painted digital image. Image will be painted with Photoshop, a large version will be sent to the customer.
Count the price x2 if you want two characters! Larger creatures and animals also count as a character.
I can add a simple flat colored background, or make the background transparent without extra-fee.
For a detailed background I will charge extra, depending on complexity. Contact me for price-estimate.
dont know how to code journal CSS?since our club is searching for a new journal CSS as a bit of a contest, i suspect from our recent poll that many of you fine deviants do not understand what all that complex lettering is when you copy and paste it into your CSS box. Well On deviantart there are MANY tutorials to help us figure out how to Code our own CSS, And if all else fails I've included some generators to help do our work for us.dont know how to code journal CSS?5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
here are a few deviants tutorials for you to check out.
BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CSS http://www.htmldog.com/guides/cssbeginner/
If all else fails here are some fun CSS generators that pop out sleek and fun CSS journals for you based on your specifications.
have fun learning and creating.