Let's Learn Portraiture: Natural LightingWelcome to the second installment of Let's Learn Portraiture! The previous installment was about Model Communication. For this installment, we will be tackling a topic for those photographers who enjoy taking portraits outdoors.Let's Learn Portraiture: Natural Lighting3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Portraiture with Natural Lighting
1.) Avoid Direct Sunlight
While it can really bring out the color of the eyes and make them pop, having your model stare into the sun should never be on the agenda. Not only is it exceedingly uncomfortable for your model, but it casts very harsh shadows. In most cases, you want to position your model with the sun behind them, or to the side.This will illuminate the hair and offer a nice glow. The issue then is that the subject's face may be too dark (underexposed). To solve this, you can bounce some light back into th
Nature's Bloomsrainylake hosted a contest recently. Some simply superb pieces were submitted, and the official winners' feature can be seen here. I hope you'll enjoy this look at the contest entries as a whole as these pieces are simply wonderful!Nature's Blooms1 week ago in Art Features More Like This
Please enjoy, and show these artists some love!
Duo by m-angel05Sakura by RainOfDragonThe white queen - Galactica tormentosa by shilaktit
Week 14 - White Spring by serel
AWESOME news! Adoptables! School and stuff:iconiloveit-plz::iconlovelaplz::iconlovemoteplz::icontardsinloveplz::iconheartemote::iconfurryballoonsplz:AWESOME news! Adoptables! School and stuff2 years ago in Personal More Like This
OHMYGOSH! hi everyone How have you all been? GASP im so so so so so so so so so so so sorry for being offline for so long but have some great news
We went to hospital a few days back but they couldn't find anything wrong, it got worse for a couple days afterwards but then quickly got better, haha it all feels almost fine now ^^ we still don't have a clue what was causing it though o.O probably some kind of irritation or perhaps a bug bite, strange one none the less
Also, FINALLY found a place that sells copic markers and they totally RULE!!!! have been completely stuck doodling constantly for the passed 3 days or so, everything you draw traditionally looks digital *dies from joy* :iconiloveitplz: will post a couple of things up to scraps later ^^
Adoptables: Will have a new sheet of adoptables up next saturday (1 we
Free Commissions and Points Raffle [CLOSED]Hello dear MLP fans of DeviantArt!Free Commissions and Points Raffle [CLOSED]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I have decided to do a little raffle in which there will be not one! Not three! But TWO winnners! ^^
There are a few ways in which you can get "raffle tickets" for this here raffle.
Must be a watcher of mine to join in!!!
Ways to Enter:
-1 Ticket for favoriting this journal AND commenting below that you have favorited this jounal
-1 Ticket for making a journal, poll, and/or deviation to promote this raffle (1 ticket for each of these, please submit in the comments a link to your promotional item) If you make a journal, keep it up, don't delete it after I've seen it.
-2 tickets if you draw one of my OC's Up to three drawings (2 tickets for each one, however, please keep the quality consistent to the rest of your gallery)
Here are my OC's I have:
I will give
Creepy Pokemon Artwork: Chansey From HellCelebrate this week's launch of Pokemon X and Y with a daily dose of disturbing Pokemon artwork. The adorable Pokemon, Chansey, gets several creepy and realistic twists.Creepy Pokemon Artwork: Chansey From Hell2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
chansey by nastyjungle
Chanseydon Preview by Gumbogamer
No. 113 - Chansey by PokemonFromHell
Chanbra by SolaMontoya
Chansey by altered-worlds Chansey by OMGaMOOSE
Chansey and Ratata by lmerlo72
150+ project: chansey by edface
And some Pokemon fusion Chansey mashups:
Pokemon Fusion 4 - Eleggtrode by BonnyJohnElectresy by JosemonCosplay
Pokemon Fusion by eduardocatebPokeFusion - Geosey by kaj18
Pokemon Fusion: Psysey by SakuraSetsuna
Pasey by KinkoKitty
Do you want a beani Derpy plush?!---ENDED----Do you want a beani Derpy plush?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well this little one is looking for a home, do you want her? well just follow the rules and you can win this tiny little pal ^^
Here are the rules:
1. Fav this journal
2. You most Write a journal with a link back to this one ( you don't have to tell me)
3. Watch me ^^
I will be using random.org ^^ to choose a watcher and I will check if you have a journal linking to this journal.
GIVEAWAY ENDS MAY 24, so tell to your friends too ^^
If you have any question please post in this page
Thanks to all! and good luck!
Note: I will pay the shipping costs so no matter where you are, you are free to participate! ^^
Winner will be choose May 25 ^^
nonsenseanybody understand this Stash writer thing? O_ononsense4 years ago in Personal More Like This
anyways, i didn't want to die a painful death twice so yeah...
tagged by my sweet sissy ~twlightgirl9362
THREE NAMES YOU GO BY:
THREE SCREEN NAMES YOU'VE HAD:
THREE THINGS YOU'VE DONE IN THE LAST 33 MINUTES:
1. download a song
2. listen to the song on repeat
3. scan a drawing
THREE THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
THREE THINGS YOU DISLIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. if someone says i'm cute/pretty/beautiful/etc. i have a really hard time believing them
2. i freak out over things in my personal life mostly due to #1 ^
3. i have a tendancy to be shy and quiet at times ._.
THREE PARTS OF YOUR ORIGINS:
2. Sweedish (Dad)
3. Irish (Mom)
THREE THINGS YOU'RE AFRAID OF:
2. really deep or open water
3. tentacled creatures (octopi, squid, cthulhu, etc.)
THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
1. long sleeve striped v-neck
JUST FUCKING DO SOMETHING CONTEST **(NOW CLOSED)*****************************************************************JUST FUCKING DO SOMETHING CONTEST **(NOW CLOSED)**2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, so here is the idea I had for a contest. I am purposely letting you know about
it right now because of how it works. Or how I want it to for the time being - like I
said before, this is experimental. If no one really knows about it or cares to try it out
with me, my heart won't be broken, I'll just know that it didn't work.
Anyways, the contest - it starts NOW!
But it ends THIS Sunday night. That's right, in 2 days. Here's how it works.
Firstly, this is just what I do every weekend night (sadly, yes, I'm very much an anti-
social person). I try something, anything artistic. Sometimes it's something different,
sometimes it's something I know, but I do something - I create - and sometimes ... it
sucks in the end. But at least I
Striping Tape Nail Design TutorialHello my dear!Striping Tape Nail Design Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I started a YouTube channel, there will be more tutorial videos from now on.
Here is a neat and awesome, yet simple nail design using golden striping tape.
Check out my YouTube channel and don't forget to subscribe -
Happy holidays from deviantART!Happy holidays from deviantART!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through dA,
Not a troll was stirring, nor Grinch in his sleigh.
Deviations were hung in digital Galleries with care,
In hopes that +Favourites soon would be there.
The n00bs were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Daily Deviations danced in their heads.
And Fella in his 'kerchief, and spyed with his night-light,
Had just settled down to log-off for the night,
When over in the Forums there arose such a clatter,
Fella sprang back online to see what was the matter.
To the browser window he flew like a flash,
Tore open the tabs and refreshed the cache.
When what to his art-loving eyes should appear,
But an animated sleigh and eight commissioned reindeer,
With a little old driver, so creative and slick,
Fella knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than broadband, his reindeer were famed,
After all his favorite art
Time will not wait for youTime will not wait for you, it is on its own.Time will not wait for you2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It goes at a steady pace while it leaves you all alone.
It will never go back nor history does it care.
After all like you, it too was once there.
Time will not wait for you if you ask for it to wait.
It will smile and continue on, it will never be late.
Every step that it takes, it pulls you to deaths hand.
From birth of you, your death time did brand.
Time will not wait for you even of you plead.
It will not stretch out its hand when your in desperate need.
It runs it s own race whilst at same controlling yours.
Whilst at every second, a birth and death it draws.
Time will not wait for you no matter who you are.
No matter the blood you shed or that everyday scar.
You must run after it, keep up with it somehow.
Or it will leave you in despair to fanatically plough.
Time will not wait for you your life slowly seeps away.
The gentle drip of the blood time slowly takes always.
It never hints the future, the present it only reveals.
It can hur
StressDeadline is soon but i really needed to post this cause its weekly and im aiming for it to stay that way.Stress2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks for those who helped last time on the folder issue, now it is fixed.
One thing I want to say really quick is about the "Featured" folder.
I have had a load of images requesting to be in there this week, and i didnt mind because it wasnt too many so i just shuffled them to the right folders. However I dont want to be doing this all the time.
Its not that i dont like the photos, its that the folder is my choices of what I think should be Featured, in the future I aim to change these once a week (like journals) but because of commitments right now I cant do that so its more like once a month if i can.
There isnt really a criteria for what goes in the folder, its usually "ooh that photos really nice" or "that photo has an interesting concept" or "that photo doesnt have half as much attention as I think it deserves"...to the people that submitted there this week your photos were
Folders so farOk so the ones that are here now, are here to stay, have to add a few more but its nearly 1am so zzzzzFolders so far2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Featured: Founders pick on some of the best photos in group
Abstract and Surreal: Abstract photography i.e. texture and colour rather than the whole subject. Surreal photography i.e. beyond the physical world as we know it.
Architecture: All Buildings, Bridges, Statues, Monuments etc.
Black and White: Any black and white photography
Conceptual: Represents an idea, emotion or thought.
Macro: Any close up or macro shots apart from human (see body)
Body: Photography of Human Body e.g lips, eyes, mouth etc
Portraits: Portrait Photography
PHOTOGRAPHY OF ANIMALS:
Birds, Fishes, Invertebrates, Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians, Pets.
Natural World: Flowers, Plants, Seeds and Trees.
Vehicles: Any form of transport eg bus, car, train, plane etc.
Any other photos to go in Temporary Folder till i get the rest sorted
Thanks for patience guys <3 much love
Rock The Boat!So I'd like to know where, you got the notion!Rock The Boat!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Said I'd like to know where, you got the notion!
To rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby!
Rock the boat, don't tip the boat over!
Rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby!
Rock the boooooat!
Ever since our voyage of love began.
Your touch has thrilled me like the rush of the wind..
And your arms have held me safe from a rolling sea!
There's always been a quiet place to harbor you and me.
Our love is like a ship on the ocean!
We've been sailing with a cargo full of, love and devotion!
So I'd like to know where, you got the notion!
Said I'd like to know where, you got the notion!
To rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby!
Rock the boat, don't tip the boat over!
Rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby!
Rock the booooat
Up to now we sailed through every storm
And I've always had your tender lips to keep me warm
Oh I need to have the strength that flows from you
Don't let me drift away my dear, when love can see me through!
Our love is lik
Happy New Year!Its 2013!Happy New Year!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to all the new members!! Amazed at the amount of photos and people YaY!
Am looking for Co Founder to help out any volunteers? Would involve finding photos for group, the odd journal and replying to message on main page/notes
Anyone interested please messages
Top social posts from last week: 11.4.13Twitter:Top social posts from last week: 11.4.132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A beautifully realistic Totoro fan art by AllaD8!
Hipster Batman by thecreatorhd
"A Very HTTYD Halloween" by TsaoShin bit.ly/1gFTbhU
Rain by @okoszkaa (
Hints and Tips #2 : Water SplashesWater Splashes:Hints and Tips #2 : Water Splashes1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Creative Use Of Water In Macro
In this tutorial I'll show you an easy way to turn a simple bottle into
a tool for creating stunning water splashes in your pictures.
An empty dish washing liquid bottle or shampoo bottleA lens to shoot from distance OR you risk water damage
Preparing the bottle
Open your empty bottle. Clean it with water until no more soap bubbles are building.
Now fill it up with water.
Set a short exposure time to „freeze“ the water in motion.
Press on the bottle to release the water, while taking photos.
Be sure the water does not get inside your camera.
Technique #1 – Moment of Impact
Despicable Me 2 ContestDespicable Me 2 Contest1 year ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Contest Ends Dec. 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Los Angeles, CA time.
Join the Minion Nation and create your own unique Minions in any environment. Additional Despicable Me characters may also be included.
Watch the Mini-Movies Sneak Peek for inspiration and ideas.
Create your own unique Minions using any drawing tool. You may include additional Despicable Me characters. You can place your character(s) in any environment.
Enter your artwork into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY NOW button below. Your entry must be a single .JPG or .PNG file and must
The Enduring Enigma of CollageFebruary 21, 2013/by techgnoticThe Enduring Enigma of Collage2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Collage is one of those art forms that immediately sets off heated debate about our most fundamental ideas and visceral feelings about the very essence of art itself.
Turn of the century troublemakers Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso began enhancing their paintings with glued on bits of cut out fabric and other materials, thus neatly blurring the line between the art categories of painting and sculpture. They shifted the emphasis or “meaning” of their painted images beyond an attempted interpretation of the painted “text” to thinking about the artists’ “process” – something wholly separate from the paintings themselves.
And with that a whole new Rubic’s Cube of basic questio
National Geographic wallpaperHello everyone,National Geographic wallpaper2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My photo "Catch me if you can" became National Geographic wallpaper!
Now you can download it for free from here: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/your-shot/weekly-wrapper/2013/img/0113wallpaper-week-1-2_1600.jpg
or direct from my photo, because I update it with new version.
Cheers and have a great week.
Be My Valentine Art Exchange!Valentine's Day ExchangeBe My Valentine Art Exchange!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Send Your Valentine
It's time to get out the glitter and glue, candy hearts and flowers, because Valentine's Day is here!
The Valentine Exchange is here! We asked you to create valentines and submit them to the Be My Valentine category. Now, it's time to send your love-filled deviations to your deviantART friends, family, and secret admirers! Starting today through February 16th, the "Send a Valentine" button has been activated on deviations in the
Be My Valentine category, so you can send your custom creations and valentines made by others. Love is in the air!
HOW IT WORKS
PE: Procrastination and Creativity Procrastination and CreativityPE: Procrastination and Creativity2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
What mood is that?
You are well-aware of the importance of this project, in fact you can't wait to get to it! Too bad you promised your friends to go for a drink, and then there's that movie. Also, your productivity is at its strongest at Midnight, first Tuesday after the Full Moon, starting earlier would be a waste of time. Make sure you are well-rested! After all, is there a better way to prepare yourself for a productive tomorrow than an enjoyable today?
Your diagnosis: Procrastination positive.
"Someday is not a day of the week."
Artists on Writers - No. 1, Hermann HesseArtists on Writers - No. 1, Hermann Hesse2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 1|Archives
I was inspired to create this series by naikki while looking through her gallery of diverse artwork and reading through her journals which are focused on her favorite inspiring writers and thinkers. I felt certain there must be beautiful artwork in the form of portraits and tributes to these writers and their stories. I found most of naikki's choices of quotes to be inclusionary, redeeming and welcoming to any artist on their own path. Instead of just crediting naikki with the inspiration for this new series on depthRADIUS, I also invited her to provide a quote about Herman Hesse of her own to kick off this series.
Contemplations of the sharp-eyed mystic: when words become the palette to paint the journey
Milk for The UglyMilk for The Ugly10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Latest Thing of Beauty
By akreon & vesner
Imagine that you are a young social worker, dedicated to finding out the hidden and forgotten old souls who haunt the cold, mean streets of the city. You seek to report on their living conditions, possibly recommending they be removed from their roach-infested “homes.”
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