Art HistoryArt History3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- What is Art History -
Art History is a Community Relations Project - looking at the History of the genres and art we love today.
This is open to any member of dA. CV's, Senior members, Beta testers, Subbed and Unsubbed accounts - EVERYONE.
Over the last year we have brought you exciting articles and features from the various genres of Art. We are now going to move into the second wave of this Project, by working through chronologically.
What we now want is for anyone with any interest in Art History to sign up!
The Resource Roundup #4The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #43 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This issue is all about stock photography featuring models. What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!
• A different stock photo theme
• Crafts you can make at home
• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards…oh my!
• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)
• Or, suggest another topic!
Fantastic Stock and where to find it - Feature 16I’ve been making a collection of some of the brilliant stock artistsFantastic Stock and where to find it - Feature 163 years ago in Art Features More Like This
works that I have come across. It started off as stock I can’t provide
myself so I look for other peoples so I can suggest them. The way I
choose is quite odd, when I see a stock image I have an instant image in
my head of what I could do or create out of that piece of stock. The
image also has to be crystal clear and easily altered.
Anyway, Check them out, I’m sure you’ll agree, just click on their deviation.
A bit of trouble 2 by myladyserenity Twig the Fairy 2 by bellefoto Your Biggest Fan 11 by Paintbox-Stock Sarah C Angel Dark 2a by jagged-eye Parasol 07 by Paintbox-Stock Laverna 1 by kirilee :thumb291125997: demon 4 by perfectmuse :thumb290919205: Lucy stock 27 by Random-Acts-Stock Lucy stock 29 by Random-Acts-Stock Lucky Wizard 1a by jagged-eye The deity 2 by PYRETTABLAZEMODEL Stock 235 by Lady-Moriendistock :thumb290477432: Stock 230 by Lady-Moriendistock :thumb29034
Know your Basics - TexturesThere are a lot of tutorials out there on how to create / photograph texture as well as how to use them on a technical level, but the question of why and when to use textures is rarely touched. This article wants to fill that gap and therefore looks at texures from a slightly different perspective.Know your Basics - Textures2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textures in Manips as you know them
For a photomanipulator, the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word "texture" are images that can be used in soft light or overlay mode to texture a manipulation or parts thereof. What most manipulators therefore have in mind, are images like the following:
Beautiful textures, sure, and useful, too, but have you ever thought of doing more with them than the aforementioned overlays? And have you ever considered using other kinds of textures, too?
A more objective look at Textures
The following definition is an excerpt
Imagination, Inspiration, and CurationAs deviants, we are serious about our craft, hobbyist or professional. We study hard to become better at what we do. There are many great tutorials here and elsewhere on these kinds of craft based skills and techniques. However, sometimes all that serious study and hard work gets in the way of our imagination. Therefore, it is important to remember to establish a wonder filled mindset, actively seek out inspiration, and curate a library of inspiring content to reference in the future. This article explores some ways to do these three things, and I encourage you to comment and share even more tips on this for other deviants!Imagination, Inspiration, and Curation2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Inviting the Mind of a Child
“The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play.”-Albert Einstein
The biggest part of imagination is playing the part of Peter Pan. You might be 99 or you might be 12, but it is often important to imagination to be in the head space of a 5-7 year old. I
It's over when I say it's over.Hello! I'm back. You may have already come to that conclusion when I posted page 13 of Moff and Flame on friday and subsequently stabbed a majority of you in the feels and bathed in your tears and sobs of "NUUUUUUUUUUU!!" and "WHHY!!?" and (my favourite) "YOU F**K!".It's over when I say it's over.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For that I hollowly apologise, because, like the nature of the comic, the pain was unavoidable, but there is still more to come. I'm still in the process of torturing myself, my characters and most of you. There were a few comments where people assumed this was the last page in the story and I just want to assure you it's not, don't worry, I'll let you know with a big THE END at the end of it. Sorry in advance, but thank you all for for your comments and your emotions and numerous icons of crying. They make this worthwhile.
I had a lovely time in the Pyrenees last week! I've been so busy since I've been back though, but the good type of busy. Hopefully if all goes well I'll have another page to you by this evening.
Group Created! For all those who want to improveEDIT: So, guys! For all of you who want to join, here's the group! :iconoyic: The icon is provisional for now... xD If anyone wants to give it a try, tell me 8D Also, for now, just join. I'll add the information about January's assignment tomorrow, or maybe tonight, laterGroup Created! For all those who want to improve2 years ago in Personal More Like This
... I propose you a project. Lemme explain
So, this was, at first, something I was going to do by myself. By the end of 2012, I looked at my art and wondered if I was actually improving. I had the sensation that, indeed, I had gotten a bit better... but just a bit. I had neglected real practice, real hard work, never getting out of my comfort area. And that is not good. Ever since I left Comic School and I got into University I have focused on some other things, and I have forgotten about drawing as a living... and it makes me really sad, because I must confess that nothing would make me happier than drawing as a profession, or even better, animatio
Project Educate: Digital Art Week!Welcome to projecteducate's Digital Art Week!Project Educate: Digital Art Week!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This first week of december will be dedicated to the digital art community, so keep an eye on this space for updates and annoucements. Here is a glimpse of what you'll get to see this week:
3rdMONDAYOpening article (the one you're reading now!)What is SketchMatch? And rules
4thTUESDAYAn introduction to the Digital Art subcategories with
Seeking Artist for paid Design ProjectPlease this Blog to help spread the word!Seeking Artist for paid Design Project2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I run the Realm-of-Fantasy Group here on deviantART.
We have a project at the moment, and we would like your help.
We are looking to redesign the look of our group as well as our format.
We would like for our group design to represent the Fantasy genre and be presented in a unique professional manor.
We are looking to develop a specific brand logo and icon.
One that defines the groups and is instantly recognizable.
Our requirements include:
Professional looking Logo and icon development, banner, custom social media icons, gallery backgrounds and possibly more.
We are looking for artists and designers.
You do not have to be proficient in coding (html, CSS etc).
We are willing and able to pay you for your services, preferably via paypal.
If you think this is something you may be interested in, simply leave a comment in this blog or send me a note titled:
"Design Inquiry", preferably with a l
The dA commUNIty and YouThe dA commUNIty and YouThe dA commUNIty and You2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When first stumbling upon deviantArt, whether 5 months or 5 years ago, we decided to join because we wanted to share our art. We wanted our work to be seen, to be appreciated, to be understood. However, it can be a long and difficult journey from obscurity into the spotlight. Many newcomers and even long-time deviants are sometimes overwhelmed and discouraged by a seeming lack of interest and/or exposure for their work. After all, that's what dA is for, right? Not necessarily - the answer to that question is a bit more involved than a simple "yes" or "no".
Society in general has become used to instant gratification. Want the new album by your favorite artist? With the click of a mouse, you've got it! Need to get in touch with your cousin who's moved to Italy? It's easy -- just Skype! The college you want to attend is across the country? No problem, they offer online courses!
You may be wondering how this is relevant to dA. Well,
The 365 Photography Challenge - How to Stick at itBefore I start with this article, a little disclaimer. I just finished the 365 photography challenge - known as a 'photo a day' but I blogged and took more than one photo on most days, so it was that little bit more challenging. So I'm feeling pretty smug right now, that I achieved it. But I am by no means toting myself as an expert. This is just my humble advice on how to keep going when it does nothing but rain, or when you feel like giving up.The 365 Photography Challenge - How to Stick at it2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Before 2012, some weeks would pass when I wouldn't even pick up the camera, let alone think about shots, or how to compose one. Photography still excited me, but I was lacking inspiration. So on the 2nd of January last year I decided to throw everything up in the air, and let go. That is to say, I stopped being precious about the camera (because you can't when you have to take a photo a day) and I forced myself to take rubbish shots, as well as half decent ones.
Start as you mean to go. Don't over-set yoursel
See you in San Francisco!New location! Please read the updated journal instead http://yuumei.deviantart.com/journal/UPDATED-See-you-in-San-Francisco-and-AOD-353974872See you in San Francisco!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I mentioned in one of my posts, I will be at the Anime and Art Festival this Feburary 16-17, 2013 in Japan Town, San Francisco ( which is at the same time and general location as AOD/Anime On Display). We couldn't get a table at AOD in time so I will be selling prints and books on the lower floor next to the Kinokuniya Book store. Since the table is inside the Japan Town Mall and not actually part of AOD, you don't need to buy a badge to visit. If you're in the area, drop by and hang out!
PapercuttingsPapercutting is an art form that has been seen all over the world, adapted to regional styles based on cultures. It should come as no surprise that the Chinese have the earliest forms of papercutting currently known to us as the 'ancestor to paper' has been found in China. This was dated as far back as 2nd century B.C. and is considered as important as their discovery of printmaking, gunpowder and the compass.Papercuttings2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thessatoria's It's Your Life
Naturally as paper spread throughout the world this art form evolved, spreading all over the Far East through to the Middle East. For example Japanese Kirigami where origami folds are cut and Indian Sanjhi.
This art form is popular to this very day, take renowned British artist Rob Ryan, which I am sure many of you here would have at least seen his work before! His work has been seen printed over everything you can think of, kitchenware, clothes, books and probably more!
Fix that Miscat! ~Fashion Photography V.CommercialThere often seems to be some confusion over whether your Fashion Photography belongs in Photography -> People & Portraits -> Fashion Portraits or Photography -> Commercial Photography -> Fashion. Unlike other galleries that we are slowly defining and educating on through this series of articles, the difference between these two is quite clear cut and there are certain aspects of your Photography that will dictate where it should go. Have a read through the article and hopefully that will clear up some things if you were previously confused!Fix that Miscat! ~Fashion Photography V.Commercial2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What are Fashion Portraits?
Photography -> People & Portraits -> Fashion Portraits
Fashion Photography is a genre of Photography that's dedicated to showcasing clothing and other items such as accessories i.e. shoes, scarves, hats, j
guess who now has a twitter. and instagram.tadadadaaaaaah https://twitter.com/viria13guess who now has a twitter. and instagram.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A shitty twitter since this little shit refuses to post photos no matter what browser I use >:C
Anyway, I hope I will finally get my hands of them and post some really unnecessary stuff because let's face it my life is uninteresting and I will end up with a detailed description of my cat's movements beause it's just way more interesting.
Does anyone maybe know how to deal with this "Twitting a photo timed out" thing? It's really annoying :C
EDIT: and now I made an instagram. why? idk http://instagram.com/viria94/
Site Update: More Like This Available to EveryoneIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: More Like This Available to Everyone2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
More Like This: Now Open to Everyone!
In October, we launched More Like This to Premium Members, with an additional Limited Preview open to all deviants. During that time, we continued to test and improve it, with the help of everyone in the community who gave feedback or made use of our provided improvement tool. We're pleased to announce that as of today, More Like This has been launched to everyone. Many thanks to everyone who provided feedback and browsed through art to help us make the More Like Th
From Stock to Art: A Feature and DiscussionAs a stock provider, nothing pleases me more than to see a notification that an artist has used my stock in their art. It’s a gift, not only in the art itself, but to know that my stock inspired an artist to create. I am constantly dazzled by the artists who take a simple photo and turn it into an entire fantasy world. Artists take the ordinary photo and turn it into something extraordinary. This is one of the reasons my fellow stock providers and I create stock. We share a common bond of dreamers and possibilities.From Stock to Art: A Feature and Discussion2 years ago in Personal More Like This
”All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.”
– Edgar Allen Poe
A single stock photo can be interpreted in a thousand different ways, by a thousand different artists. Each artist is inspired by their own unique views and tastes. Where one artist sees a stock photo
Draw With Us #3 - Human AnatomyHello again, guysDraw With Us #3 - Human Anatomy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to this months installment. I've had a few requests for this topic, so month 3 of this segment is going to be dealing with Human Anatomy
Before I start breaking this tutorial up into body parts, I'm going to start off with a 7 part series by :iconfoervraengd: called 'Understanding Anatomy' that covers most of the basics. If you're new to anatomy like I am I recommend checking it out, it's an excellent series!
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Drawing the Base
Part 3: Torso
Photomanipulation Hub - September/OctoberNewsPhotomanipulation Hub - September/October1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Photomanipulation mentoring available through #Photomanip101
Spreading love through the PM community
Not all are strictly photomanip contests, but they all allow for manipulated entries.
Classical Horror Halloween Contest
Deadline: November 30th
Book cover challenge - Charlotte
Deadline: November 1st
My thoughts...Firstly, as always I'd like to express my honest gratitude for all the comments I've received and as well, very important to know for me were about school/courses informations. I don't care if you read this or not but- thank you very much!My thoughts...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to state how community flow is really important for me. No, not only for me but to many people. Just many people aren't aware of this.
I think the interactions between the artist and watchers - and whole community relationships thing - is one of the most vital parts that our creations exist. Writers have fans, travelers, artists, illustrators, companies, fashion bloggers etc. and so on. You may call it as a "fanbase", thus I prefer to not call because "fans" and "fanbase" has a lot of negative stereotypes and image about blindly screaming "minors". I'd prefer to name differently, because I do not view them as minors. Absolutely. I view them as an every worthy human on equal worth as the creator and that's a fact. They are just guests to
When using my photos as a reference...I have been recovering from PRK surgery the past week, but I'm finally back, and had a bunch of messages from watchers with links to some amazing art done based on my images that I'd never seen before! So, I just wanted to repost this since I think it's pretty pertinent.When using my photos as a reference...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and that 2013 is going wonderfully!
- Please ask me first. Not all images are available to be used as a reference for art. They are not available for photomanipulations, only traditional artwork.
I love seeing what people have done with my work, and I have often reposted it to promote the artist's other work as well, but if a piece is used as a reference that isn't available to be used, then you will be asked to remove it, and all of the time you have put into it will have been wasted.
- Please credit me and the photographer on your final product (names and links to our work). I credit everyone involved with the photos, in addition to links to their work (if I h
When to Google, When to ForumOne of the coolest things about dA is it's not just for sharing art, it's for sharing ideas about art. If you're stuck on a piece, or you'd like to learn to how to do something that just hasn't been clicking in tutorials or class, the art-related forums are a great place to look!When to Google, When to Forum2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
But the best part about the forums is also the riskiest part: anyone can answer! Which means you'll get opinions which contradict each other, 'industry facts' from people who heard it elsewhere on the internet, people who don't quite understand your original question...it's a mess!
So how can you back up all that different advice, or alternately open with a question that won't be confusing?
Ignoring for a moment that I basically worship Google (hey, you try growing up with a 1000-page reference book as your only source of random facts), it's is an awesome, flexible tool.
Just drop your question into Google and see wh
My Books are out!*.*Well, not really mine, I just illustrated them...My Books are out!*.*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I worked for Editions Synchronique, a Parisian publishing house, for a few months, and the two books are finally on sale
They're called "Le Tao Te King des parents" and "Le Tao Te King du couple", here are some of the sumi-e I've done for them:
I'm gonna post some more
Anyway here are the links of the two books, on Amazon.co.uk:
And I'd like to seize this opportunity to feature some of your wonderful works, dear Friends!:icongreenheartplz:
Thank you for all the support, thanks for every fave and comment, I really LOVE dA and my dA friends!!!:iconblueheartplz