Favs! Feature #6Favs! Feature #63 years ago in Personal More Like This
.secret. by EkoinD050 by miobi76 by RaBBiTKa:thumb309912183:.same story. by EkoinD051 by miobi:thumb313333058:The Return by LuizaLazarastoria park, triborough bridge by eligitRain on Me by MyLifeThroughTheLensCupcake .. by The-Golden-Princessconversation by NerySoul04 by NerySoulAll this time.. by pro-nonsnow tea by NerySoulSylwia by mniamiParasols and raindrops. by ellylucasD049 by miobiSylwia by mniamigreenaway by annacuamic:thumb310405471:This music is dead. by dzika-koalaIf for only one day... by RevolucionFoto:thumb256013422:
10:10 by RaBBiTKaA Photographer's Provocation by kittycrimeChoices by fealpostures bent by aimeelikestotakepics:thumb281511569:The smell of forest by bebefromtheblock:thumb312733951:
Murder on the Rooftops by PhillyBoyWonderchecking the vampire by tonysandoval:thumb284943581:
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Ashes by annieparfiIn the sunlight by leelloorPhoebe VIII by justJAZZ
Phoebe by justJAZZspring spirit v by farbanomalieThe Author by Phos-Ink
guilt.free.indulgence VIlovely things I've found for the beginning of this new year;guilt.free.indulgence VI3 years ago in Personal More Like This
and just the same as last year, these are all under 100 favorites
so please indulge freely.
Bliss by SharpeshotsHer hair was made from ice and cloud. by ellylucasFishing The Shallows by hold-steady
these features are so fun to make ^^
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SMT Persona 3/4 Contest - winners!Winners have been announced. Click here!SMT Persona 3/4 Contest - winners!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In giddiness of Persona 3 getting a movie and Persona 4's fighting game coming out, I am holding a contest!
Draw any character or compilation of characters from any iteration of these two games (including P3 Portable, P4 Arena, etc)
Anyone can enter even if they've never heard of P3/P4. Just pick a character from their Wiki and draw them!
EDIT: You can draw the Personas and/or anything in the Compendium
PERSONA 3 CHARACTERS
PERSONA 4 CHARACTERS
PERSONA 3 PERSONAS
PERSONA 4 PERSONAS
'All Hallows Tales' Fiction Contest'All Hallows Tales' Fiction Contest4 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Generously sponsored by prize donors and the following Groups:
:iconfocusonlit: :iconbeta-readers: :icontransliterations:
"I keep seeing these people, all recognizing each other. Something is passing between them all, some secret. It's a conspiracy, I know it."
- Elizabeth, Invasion of the Body Snatchers
"You see, I take these glasses off, she looks like a regular person, doesn't she? Put 'em back on...formaldehyde-face!"
- Nada, They Live
"One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires."
- Grandpa, The Lost Boys
"Watch out for the weirdos, girls."
"We are the weirdos, mister."
- the driver and Nancy, The Craft
They seem like normal people. They go to work every day, keep their lawn nice and trimmed, and pay their taxes on time. They vote. They go to school. You run into them at the mall, or at the playground with their kids. Such nice folks, upstanding citizens
PE: Seniority, What Does It Mean?Senior WeekPE: Seniority, What Does It Mean?5 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Seniority on DeviantArt is that cool thing that gives a user a pretty medal next to their username. Today I'd like to shine a bit of light on what seniority actually means.
Before we dive into all of this though I'd like to start out by quoting :faq29:
"So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognize their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endeavour, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many others who deviate to be reco
Categorising Darkroom - Digital or Traditional?On dA, the galleries for Darkroom Photography are split into two categories - Digital and Traditional.Categorising Darkroom - Digital or Traditional?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Digital Darkroom is for Photographs which have been digitally processed or edited with the use of computer software to emulate traditional and alternative film darkroom techniques.
Traditional Darkroom is for Scans of photographic prints and negatives where the images have been physically developed and/or printed using traditional and alternative film darkroom techniques. This gallery is not for digitally created or edited images.
It seems like an obvious difference, right? How much further explaining really needs to be done? Well, just a little, because there are a few exceptions to what you might assume to be hard and fast rules.
Photos created with the involvement of a digital camera should never be placed in Darkroom > Traditional.
Writers' Workshop: FOUND POETRY!Welcome to the first workshop of 2015! *confetti*Writers' Workshop: FOUND POETRY!5 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Hi, I'm PinkyMcCoversong. You can call me Emily. I write all kinds of poetry, but one of my favorite styles is found poetry. So, for the next few weeks, I'll be guiding you through the world of found poetry. Using found poetry techniques is not only one of my favorite ways to write, but it's also a way to give yourself a creative kick in the butt when you're having a hard time revving those engines.
This workshop might be a bit different from previous workshops because 1. there's a LOT to be had in found poetry and I want to give you a taste of a few different methods and 2. I'm hoping that each participant can send us three to six different pieces based on three different featured methods, which I'll describe below.
Erasure How-To is now up!
CRLiterature BOOK CLUB SchedulePlanning ahead when it comes to getting your read on? So are we! Here's the official schedule for the CRLiterature Book Club.CRLiterature BOOK CLUB Schedule11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Not sure what to expect from Book Club? Check out our Book Club Facts.
Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan
Host: PinkyMcCoversongAnnouncement Journal
Pimps and Whoas - Jan. 21, 2015Pimps and Whoas - Jan. 21, 20156 months ago in Personal More Like This
Official DeviantArt News
Site Update: Bug Fixes, Commissions
Site Update: Mobile Header
Book of Life
Christian Maryclay and The Clock
Claude Monet - The World in a Different Light
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
24 Portraits of People with Octopuses(Warning: Some of these photos contain mature content and24 Portraits of People with Octopuses4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
require you to be logged in with your mature content filter off.)
octopus by poivre
:thumb123998119: :thumb38150989: :thumb38151103:
Candace and the Octopus by chrisbautista Headache by IMustBeDead Octopus Mouth by Winged-Creations
Octopus by igaboo Octopus by GeeWiz The Octopus by Sharizadel
My other art features:150 Angry Birds Fan Art Pieces & Artist Interview40 Works of Art to Celebrate Endeavour's LaunchMinecraft Creeper Fan Art FeatureCreepachu: Disturbing P
Project Educate: Lit Publishing WeekPublishing WeekProject Educate: Lit Publishing Week5 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Welcome to Publishing Week hosted by CRLiterature and projecteducate!
What can I expect from this week?
This week we'll be delving into the depths of literature publishing. :iconwooooplz: Oooooh, spooky and scary stuff, right? Not really. Okay. Well, maybe a little, but we'll help make it less so! We'll tackle everything from general resources to what it's like to be on the publisher's side of things. Here is a handy dandy schedule ( NOW WITH LINKS):
Intro by IrrevocableFate
10 Reasons to ALWAYS Read Submission Guidelines by SadisticIceCream
Community voices Vol. 0: IntroCommunity voices Vol. 0: Intro3 months ago in Software Reviews More Like This
(logo by the lovely mondscheinsonate)
Hai! I had this wonderful idea for a platform for DA community to express their opinion on various topics and it's finally happening
I'm well aware that these articles will probably get quite lengthy (especially this one!) but I'm hoping this will result in some interesting discussions. (which is encouraged)
The Community voices will be posted fortnightly with one topic at a time! I tried to "collect" people with various experiences on DA so I'm inviting you to meet them:
Eitvys200 - senior
Friends call me Tie, I'm the "host" of this article, been on DA for 4 years now and I can say I'm addicted (in a good way though). I love the DA community and try to be as active as I can. Examples of my projects could be DeviantArt Wiki, WeArePopular and my interview series "Tea time with Eitvys200". As for art, I'm a hobbyist photogra
Dealing with receiving a Daily DeviationDaily Deviations WeekDealing with receiving a Daily Deviation6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
You wake up, go get some breakfast, open your laptop to check your mail, facebook, and DeviantArt, and you notice that your inbox is suddenly flooded with messages. What on earth just happened? Well, you got a DD. It's time to celebrate! Your artwork is being recognized as worthy of being featured to the entire DeviantArt community, how incredible is that?! It is quite incredible indeed, however, some of the things you might have to deal with because of this Daily Deviation might not be so awesome. This article attempts to cover some of the many ways to deal with both the positive and negative attention a Daily Deviation might bring your way.
Dealing with the positive:
So many people have fallen in love with your work, and chosen to express it by commenting on your work, adding it to their favorites, or by featuring it in a journal! Wow, how overwhelmingly awesome! First off take a second to breathe. Then take some time to reply to every thoughtfu
Suggest, Suggest, Suggest -What we look for! Daily Deviations WeekSuggest, Suggest, Suggest -What we look for! 6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
With muchos changes to the Community Volunteer team over the past while, it's good to remind everyone of who the Photography CV team is, where to send your suggestions and a few personal things that we all look for!
Myself and 3wyl look after General Photography which means everything within the Photography Galleries that is not currently covered by a volunteer. At present this means the following:
Animals, Plants and Nature
Commercial Photography (Fashion Commercial Photography goes to Mrs-Durden or Pixel-Spotlight)
People & Portraits (Excluding those mentioned below!)
[Bullet; Pink] Street
[Bullet; Pink] Transportation
[Bullet; Pink] Urban and Rural
3wyl and I plan our Daily Deviations car
Photography Debates: Film vs DigitalWelcome to a new series of Photography Debate journals, in which a debate or question will be posed, and as members you can debate among each other which side you are on. This month's debate is:Photography Debates: Film vs Digital7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Film vs Digital
So tell us, which is best? Or is there a "best"?
What are the pros and cons of both options?
This series is all about having a healthy debate over photography-related topics, so please feel encouraged to leave a comment here with which side you're on, respond to the comments other members leave here, and debate with each other in a polite manner. Have fun with it!
Last Month's Debate:
Last month the debate was "Editing vs Not Editing" and there was a wide range of opinions when it comes to how much editing is too much, how much is necessary within the field, and whether editing is good or not. Overall, most seemed to agree that editing is often necessary within photography, and can often enhance an a
Stalker Select 01.14.2015 Summer by yeol-yeol Deserted Morrows by Xyrus-02 Contemplation by dashakern Find Your Story by LuckyPsych Frozen by KariLiimatainen Shadows Of Past by CDemirkan Cover Shot by pridebowl666 Psychopsis in Colour by tiganusi Chimeric Visions by JoeyJazz The Christmas Traveler by Tammara Candlewax Beast Sprite by BLKMKT winter time by KariLiimatainen Universe Effects by neverdying Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by daekazu Touched by Emerald-Depths Biarritz by MrKoldStalker Select 01.14.20157 months ago in Personal More Like This
L'EVEIL DES MUSES by AnaisNovembre snowflake monochrome by photofairy Crystal Ball by azuzephre Return to Nature by tamaraR Glass Rose by Henyamaoka Johannisberg Glacier by Dave-Derbis Happy New Year by daekazu Caterpillar of the spurge (Hyles euphorbiae) by rajaced early snow by afergusonart Sin by Bortbyting Faye-Evette by ChloeGPhoto
StoryBoard V38 Human and NatureStoryBoard V38 Human and Nature1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
24 JUIN 2015 by JFBAYLEPiano building by jogfera
Ikebana with Cherry Blossoms by tiganusiStillLife by Poromaa
Cimetiere du Nord, Montmartre. by tunguska-rdm Atlas by scheinbar
Going down by jogferaDifferent Directions by AlexandruCrisan
Middle Class Man by SebastienTabuteaudThe bath by TotoRino
Principle by AarrdMo by Aarrd
Macro in Nature Contest!dragonfly-oli and me, AljoschaThielen, made up a contest for you!Macro in Nature Contest!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We chose a theme all photographers can participate in.
Theme: Macro in Nature.
Deadline: March 1, 2013
You can submit every picture that corresponds to the topic. It does not matter when the picture was taken.
You need to fave this journal!
"Macro in nature" can be a closeup of a flower, of drops in nature, etc. But NATURE and CLOSEUP has to be involved in it.
You need to send your submission to either dragonfly-oli or AljoschaThielen in a note, telling us it is for our contest. You will be added to a folder with other submissions. If you are not added to this specific folder, just note us.
Two submissions per person.
You may change your submission, but please tell it to us in a note.
ONLY PHOTOGRAPHY, manipulati
organic intimacyorganic intimacy4 months ago in Personal More Like This
RG by ltiana355
Anthurium Lifelines by seek-and-hide
SUBART-MACRO-023 by subart59
Harp by Slushy-Pye
Shlomit by martaraff
In Flight by tiganusi
untitled :::: by katworks
Once Upon A Dream by LUCILALEYLA
fictitious affinity by analogphoto
leaf in lake by ellenherbert
Ab2957 by kitamba
gills mono by awjay
swampy forest by indojo
Tea time with Eitvys200 Vol11: @rainylakeTea time with Eitvys200 Vol11: @rainylake3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Volume 11 rainylake
Q: Hello. How are you doing today?
Good, thank you.
Kathy's mugQ: What's your name, who are you and what do you do?
My name is Kathy, also known as rainylake here on deviantart. You will see me running around the community posting photos, features, interviews, administrating groups and other miscellaneous things. As an artist, I am an animal photographer, focusing mainly on birds.
Q: What is your main art form? Do you do any others?
My main art form is animal photography, although I do dabble in other mediums. At the moment, I'm trying to learn how to crochet, and attempt to draw a thing or two.
Q: Could you walk me through the process of photographing animals? Is it hard?
It does take some time, a lot of patience and sometimes luck. Since birds can be such flighty creatures, often tim
7 Notes On Deviantart's New Branding.A few people have asked me my thoughts on the new branding. I'm sure people are expecting scathing commentary or something sinister, but I'm not about that. The people working here are great folks, but I'd be remiss not to offer some constructive criticism about a subject I've practiced and studied for well over a decade (logo design and branding) on a site I've been a member of for equally as long. What better place to do it than right on the site itself?7 Notes On Deviantart's New Branding.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here we go:
1. This site is LONG overdue for a reimagining of its brand. It took balls to undertake it.
2. It took balls because the community at large will hate it. Not because it's bad, but because it's new, and different. Also, regardless, the community will come to accept it, good or bad.
3. For the most part, the new branding is nice. It's bold and art-centric. That's good. It's also nice to see a bit more color to the palette. That's been lacking for a while. Kind of odd they didn't do a larger overhaul of the site as part of t
Basics Of Still Life PaintingTraditional Art WeekBasics Of Still Life Painting5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on).
~Still Life, Wikipedia
I don't know why, but a lot of of people including me thinks it is amazing to be able to draw or paint the impression of the inanimate objects we are seeing more than portraits or scenes. Maybe because only this genre allows the artist to build his own composition and arrange the elements all by himself unlike the portraits or the landscapes.
Depicting an object to trick a viewer to think it is real but still - Hence, still life.
Apart form that, still life practice keeps us grounded with very basic rules and it eventually improves us when we draw or paint more complex things, b