Need a portfolio for school? Here are some tipsThis past spring I went through the stressful process of creating an admission portfolio for art school, and thought that I would share some tips & tricks that would have been useful if I could do it again.Need a portfolio for school? Here are some tips3 months ago in Personal More Like This
*Note : I only applied/went through the portfolio review with art schools, i'm not sure if the process differs from a regular university art program.
This might seem weird/unprofessional, but include sketchdumps & sketchbooks in your portfolio! Reviewers want to see if you have the ability to work out problems, define and create concepts via sketches. Do not be afraid to show them messy stuff - it's actually the opposite. The more messy, unrefined your sketches are - the better. H
Living off of your Art"Now I will tell you about how it feels to survive from your art"Living off of your Art9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The real title should probably be something like that however that doesn't really fit well. XD This is LONG, I'm sorry, but it's a lot to cover and I want to cover it in a well rounded way and no short-change you guys. Before I get started, here is what I'll cover:
Job searching / Promotion / Community
Do you want to go to art school/college? Maybe you just want art as a hobby or income boost? Maybe you want to be a full time freelancer or studio worker? Do you know?
Making art your living or making it a portion of your income is a serious undertaking and involves a lot more than I think the majority of people realize. I'm not here to scare anyone or crush dreams. However I feel that with so many young artists on dA aspiring to become a professional (or even older ones starting to enjoy art now), you all DESERVE to know what you are getting into.
Anyway, I've been having these sorts o
Founding Your Own Chat Room on dAmnFounding Your Own Chat Room on dAmnFounding Your Own Chat Room on dAmn2 years ago in Personal More Like This
While a majority of the broad deviantART community doesn't even know that dAmn (deviantART Message Network) even exists, there are thousands of deviants that call dAmn their online home. It seems that most of these dAmn-lurking deviants not only visit dAmn regularly, but they also have founded their own individual chat rooms for others to enjoy with them. If you're one of those deviants, or you're interested in founding your own successful chat room on dAmn, this educative article is for you!
Here's a checklist of the general topics that I'll be covering in this article:
Knowledge & Resources
Rules & Moderation
Each of the above topics is important to consider when owning and operating your own chat on dAmn. Remember that being the founder of a chat room gives you the ultimate responsibility and authority for that chat room; it's best to us
CONTEST: Mythical Forest WorldPLEASE GO TO THE ORIGINAL CONTEST ENTRY HERE: http://forest-world.deviantart.com/journal/CONTEST-Mythical-Forest-World-312615273CONTEST: Mythical Forest World3 years ago in Personal More Like This
* (because it could have some modifications)
* Tell me if you want offer a prize for winners and/or participants of this contest (it can be Llamas, , drawings, manip's, ... All that you want ). I'll put your avatar on this journal entry if you offer at least one of these *
So, I have decided to start a contest ... And as forest is often the place for magic, fairyland, tales (etc), I called this first contest "Mythical Forest World".
~ Deadline: September 5th, 2012 ~
You can create a photograph, a traditional or a digital art. But the deviation must be submitted after the 4th of July, and especially for this contest.
Until 3 entries per member
Help needed Weekly give away ends 8th of AprilHelp needed Weekly give away ends 8th of April3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm not sure what happened but it was impossible for me to submit the other journal to CI
So instead I made this new one
Note: too those ten people that fav the other journal
no need to fav this one!
Rules have been changed if you want to enter this weekly give away
it's requirement to fav this journal!
Edit: that means you don't need to write 5 comments anymore
but it's still allowed if you want to :3
for those of you who do not know, I, *Tsuki-SoraRuki:decide to do a project
called project weekly give away
but guys I really need help to continue with my project
help me out by donating points at Tsuki-SoraRuki (currently I'm having 1,461 any mount
Writing An Artist's StatementCommunity WeekWriting An Artist's Statement2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
An artist's statement is simply the artist's written description of their own work. It is a verbal representation of the work that the artist does and it is meant to help the viewer glean understanding of it. It aims to inform and connect the viewer with the art. Often gallery owners and teachers will ask for an artist's statement, and it's possible you'll even want to put one up on your website. In any case, you'll most likely need to write one.
Seems easy, right?
Not so much.
Writing an artist's statement can be quite tricky! It can be very difficult to put what you do and why down on paper without it sounding either convoluted or over simplified. In either case, the audience might have trouble understanding the statement.
Example: "The apotropaic quality of the conjoining lines are juxtaposed against the atramentous backdrop in a way such as to give definition to not only the achromatic benevolence of the lines themselves, but to the crepuscular middle ground, with
Collection: The Eternal Youth Of SpringCollection: The Eternal Youth Of Spring8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Youth of Spring
The birth of spring
The start of Spring brings a period of renewal and rejuvenation with the first day of Spring, also known as the vernal equinox, occurring roughly on March 20th in the Northern Hemisphere. That day is supposed to contain an equal 12 hours of daylight and night and is one of two days out of the year when the sun passes directly over the equator.
Spring is nature’s alarm clock with the first day of Spring signall
MPG Project 2013! Last recipient chosenHi there, i'm The-Average-Alex and i am writing this journal to inform all of you guys of a project which i will be starting in 2013.MPG Project 2013! Last recipient chosen3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is the MPG Project?
The MPG project stands for "Monthly premium give-away project".
On the 15th of every month in 2013 i will be giving away a 3 month premium membership to one lucky deviant here on deviantArt.
I will only be choosing people who have registered to be part of the MPG project
Premium memberships that i give away as part of the MPG project do not count towards my 2013 prize budget so do not worry i will still be hosting competitions & other give-aways throughout the year.
How can i participate/register?
It's extremely easy, all you have to do is leave a comment and this journal.
Please remember to this journal as this it will add you to a list which i will be picking from.
What's the catch?
There is none -.-"
Y U NO ACCEPT MY KINDNESS!!!???
The only thing i ask
CONTEST: Warriors! - EXTENSION!The ContestCONTEST: Warriors! - EXTENSION!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Badass, butt-kicking, name-taking, blood-spitting, not-down-backing MALE AND FEMALE warriors and fighters.
Dynamic action poses are preferred, but I will accept more mellow images as long as the WARRIOR aspect is portrayed accurately and interestingly.
There are four subcategories, by popular demand each comes with a selection of 7 fitting stock photos to choose from
BUT you are allowed to pick your own reference from my whole gallery.
The "Warriors" folder is newly organized by type of weapon used to help navigation.
Please scroll down to see the categories, example stock photos, contest entries + the full set of rules as well as prizes available.
1. Masters of the Blade
Warriors that use conventional weapons such as swords, axes, knives, daggers, etc - spears and staves are also allowed. This is the "every other weapon" category (it just didn't sound quite as cool with "masters of every other weapon")
Rainbow Squares FeatureHelloo Guys!Rainbow Squares Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
First off: This feature was basically made for this contest of projecteducate. But secondly of course to make other deviants get more attention
So as always, give these deviants some love
to the light by Shadows-in-Twilight
Golden Firenze II by klapouch
The Wow Effect: Offsite Tutorial FeatureA Tutorial FeatureThe Wow Effect: Offsite Tutorial Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
DA has an amazing tutorial section, but it's always good to gather resources from more than one place. So, here is a list of some outstanding tutorials I have stumbled upon. Some are old, some are new, but all of them are worth giving a look at!
Giger Style Photoshop Tutorial
Type: Science Fiction, Dark
"For the final installment of our Sci-Fi series, I thought it would be good to up the ante and do something real crazy. The following walkthrough outlines the techniques and resources used to create a Giger influenced ‘Biomech’ piece. Many of the processes are very similar to our previous walkthroughs, however this type of work requires an important added ingredient: patience!!"
- VALENTINES GIVEAWAY! (Currently: 1047 Points)-- VALENTINES GIVEAWAY! (Currently: 1047 Points)-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know I'm almost a month overdue with chosing the winners! :iconcraiplz: However, since in the end we got about 1020 which is A LOT MORE than I expected I'd be able to get together (Donators, you are awesome! ;u and 11 entries I decided to just throw the last couple of my personal points in, making it a total of 1100. I'll divide that with 11, so everyone who entered gets 100. I hope everyone is happy with that solution, because I really wanted to give everyone a little gift for their effort (and for making you guys wait so long. ewe
I'll send the points out right now, so you should have them in a couple of minutes :3
EDIT: IT'S STILL ON PEOPLE! One day left to submit your entries! <3
One week left until Valentines Day! To spread some love and to encourage you people to do the same, I'll hold a little giveaway... although a bit of effort is required for this one. :3
Literature DD Roundup- January 2013Greetings everyone!Literature DD Roundup- January 20133 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The dust has settled onto 2013 already, but that doesn’t mean the enthusiasm of the community has dwindled. In fact, with events such as the complaints challenge and the DD suggestion drive, we’ve seen some fantastic community driven initiatives!
In terms of Lit DDs- well let’s just say some of our CVs have scheduled DDs a month ahead because of the volume of good suggestions. Please keep them coming, it means a lot of us to showcase work other’s see as DD worthy just as much as our own eyes!
Here is the roundup for January:
Features by BeccaJS
Apologies to Lao by fllnthblnk Pillow Memories by justlittlemusings
The Sculptor by somnomollior The Times by CDing93 :thumb196946
DeviantART Compliments #118Reviews have become a trend here on dA don't get better than this work in my honest opinion. With that said, Nolannilestheletter always delivers on what I honestly believe is a major problem in fan fiction that should be taken seriously for the simple fact that fan fiction is like any other literature genre. Thanks, bro - keep writing. It helps in understanding the difference between good and bad fan fiction.DeviantART Compliments #1181 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
AQUAMARlNE oOOOOmg ook im gonna try 2 put how much ily into words
youre amazing and wonderful and hella cute and kind and smart and funny and the number one meme
youre my bestie ok<3
Ok, so you are SUCH an amazing friend.. I don't know what I would do without you. Because believe it or not, you found me when I was depressed. You have always been there to make me laugh, and I hope that one day I could make it up to you. Love you, Neko!
You are a beautiful person
Because you are you
You are made the way you were supposed to be and it's time to show the
Failed Serenade>>> Íon, Invidia <<<Failed Serenade3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
With quiet disdain
It was only fear that I feared
Thought I was someone else for you to use
A path to be walked alone by vbagiatis
A path to be walked alone by vbagiatisSolidity by MiiiiaA path to be walked alone by vbagiatis
A path to be walked alone by vbagiatis
Envy burned away
As I fell immune to all of your tears
I guess you were still all mine
Mine to lose
People... disappear by mehrmeerlike an open wound by scheinbarPeople... disappear by mehrmeer
like an open wound by scheinbarlonging by scheinbarlike an open wound by scheinbar
People... disappear by mehrmeerlike an open wound by scheinbarPeople... disappear by mehrmeer
Our minds aflame
RoF Feature: Of Angels and DemonsRoF Feature: Of Angels and Demons3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Of Angels and Demons
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
ravine- freya asheriby nebezial
(Michael) advby crow-god
(Omninous) Lady Paradoxia - LotCby Damascus5
Ourano - advance versionby TeiIku
Angel (light)by jameswolf
600 DA Point Raffle + New Prizes!First of all while I am in bed sick I might as well update somethings that have been bothering me for a while, like my last journal skin. There were some nasty bugs that I couldn't solve so here I will start out with a new skin and work it slowly over time to be more of what I want it to be.600 DA Point Raffle + New Prizes!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Alright, for those of you who missed the first journal, this is the deal. I am hosting a 600 point raffle along with other prizes here: You must be a watcher (or become one) and you must favorite the deviation!
-Two 300 DA point prizes (two chances to win!)
-1 USA address deviant will win any one pair of bracers or single bracer of their choice from my etsy shop! Here is a link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SageOfTheTrades (in order to get this prize you must leave a comment below expressing your interest in it.)
-1 deviant will get 1 Photoshop tutoring Skype call with me that will last an hour. I will help yo
Belated Feature #40Hey everyoneBelated Feature #402 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Well... its been a long long time since there's been a feature here on this group. So what's the hold up?
a random selection from our gallery folders Enjoy
Fly Away by dashakern Beautyful Skycolours At December 1st Evening by eskile The Tamed Womanhood by RapidHeartMovement Contraband by JNS0316 Kiki n her lil friend by Rare-Pearl :thumb329000269: A day in the harbor of Livorno 1 by FrancescaDelfino A Touch of Pari and NYC in Tokyo by lexluthorrox Be a Froot Loop in a world of Cheerios by Bimmi1111 :thumb381652306: Forgotten past... by wewe18 Peace 2014 by MintLights this's my bridge to the better world by ateist-kleranty Lenvers by Malcolm21 Lies and ilusions... by wewe18 Soulis: Up on the Hill by soulis0
The Road goes ever on and on. by LadyOfSilver
Member DD and DLD Feature: 14th September ~ 27thFirstly, let me mention a sad piece of news.:iconTwilightPoetess:, betwixtthepages our lovely prompt lady, has chosen to leave the group so that she can better cope with the multitude of other things she has going on (and let’s face it, she has a lot). That being said, I’ve kept her piece in here because the DLD was received before she left. Of course, that also means we’re hiring again – check out the journal below for more details.Member DD and DLD Feature: 14th September ~ 27th2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, it’s me again, bringing you the round up of Daily Literature Deviations and Daily Deviations received by our members! Oddly enough, there are way more DD's than DLD's this time; isn't that great?
:iconcheerplz: Now, on with the show! :iconcheerplz:
First up: DLD’s
by :iconTwilightPoetess: by :iconHauntingLogistics:
And now: DD’s
by :iconRussianTim: :thumb3616
Let it snow - CONTESTDEADLINELet it snow - CONTEST3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
THE RESULTS ARE UP!
This contest started on December 1st 00:00 GMT+2/EET and ended March 1st 00:00 GMT+2/EET - here's a link that helps you convert that in your time zone: Contest Deadline: Let it snow.
LET IT SNOW - Your work has to revolve around this theme.
King of snow by adypetrisor Snow White by Amanda-Diaz Let it snow... by LenaZLair
Mini Snow Globe - Spheal by Swadloon :thumb107343571: Snow Leopard by CallieFink
Let the Snow Fall by AnimalArtKingdom Bunny Snow Globe by Laiyee Snow Globe Swing by Zulma-san
All (Photography, Digital art, Traditional art, Artisan Crafts, Literature - literally all mediums as long as the
Literature DD Roundup- May 2013Greetings everyone!Literature DD Roundup- May 20132 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
We're almost halfway through 2013!
Another bumper month for DDs, with a few extra than normal thrown in! We will always throw in extra if we have the volume of suggestions to help!
Below are the featured DDs for May 2013. Please check them out, there may be a few you've missed! Make sure you share the love and comment where you can too!
Features by BeccaJS
Every Angel Deserves a Child by enigmaticsmile A Reason to Live by fotomademoiselle
:thumb365793652: Control by Leonca Anything you can find: by freudenschade Love Letters On the Train by Rosary0fSighs
Features by neurotype
Bryce by SugarHeartedGirl :thumb367549543: How to Sleep and Never Wake Up by beastbookbody Her Fading by GDeyke
Against Nature by CrispyWonderMint Breakup Speech by inknalcohol nervosa, cute devil by diddlyhohum lemon by antonfrost
PREY NO MORE by Ann-Russell The Typewriter by Starlight411 Helicase by VolkesWagondaOtaku Mollie's Ribbons by a-dehn
Conversation Starter 9/10/13Conversation Starter:Conversation Starter 9/10/132 years ago in Personal More Like This
Twice a week a member of our lovely team will start a chat with you all. We'd love it if you would join in.
I'm betwixtthepages, and today, I want to talk about the people that you appreciate--either on dA/the net or in real life.
Recently, I decided to take an unplanned hiatus. I was still around--sort of. I came to dA, and I looked through my messages, and I responded if they were important or timely...but I wasn't really here. I don't know what the problem was, I'm not sure what exactly brought it about...but I woke up this morning feeling MUCH better. More like myself.
So I came to dA, and I posted a poll letting people know that I'm still alive. I'm still here, and while I can't promise I won't up and decide to go on hiatus again in the future, I'm feeling good as new RIGHT NOW... And as the comments started pouring in, I realized, once again, how much I appreciate the family I've found on dA. You're all so wonderful,
Something about dedication in drawing improvementUPDATED: 2013/11/02 Added 1 personal suggestion at the bottom...Something about dedication in drawing improvement2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Couple of days ago I came across a series of notes & quotes made my various Japanese artists on how to improve drawing. This was not really an article per say but more of cut & paste collection from different source, so the artists had very different background varying from manga-ka, animators & illustrators (including general illustration). While some of them did have specific approach in development, majority of them had 1 thing in common. Which is to weight the practice in quantity, in other word "draw as much as you can".
To me this was rather obvious cause I some what went through this practice earlier in my as I became so called "Artist". (Well that's what people call me and not what I personally feel...) Although the difference is that initially I didn't do it because I wanted to improvement but I just picked up pencil because I like drawing. But in any case their was couple of
New Prompt!Hey everyone!New Prompt!2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
For those who're new here, welcome to :iconpoetrynprosewatchers:. Hope y'all are doing well
This journal is to indicate that a new prompt is going to come up. For those who'd like to know more about our prompts, refer to the following journals:
So yeah, its the month of April and so, the admin (me, and :iconpauper-circumstance: ) present to you, a new prompt in case you're interested and looking forward to it. This time, the prompt will last over three months because the theme, is as follows:
So, what's sacrifice here? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
the act of giving up something that you want to keep especially in order to get or do something else or to help someone
Hmm... what is it lacking... Ah! here we go:
So there you have it. Some examples of what is portrayed by sacrifice from the dA literature community