Redesign a character contest!If there's something we love about fan art is how artists take artistic liberties and portray characters in their own style and different scenarios we wouldn't see otherwise. Some people will say that fan art is unoriginal, but from experience there's a lot of creativity involved when it comes to depicting your favourite characters in a different light, deviating from the way they were designed by their creators.Redesign a character contest!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is why, inspired by the Pokedesign Challenge by *CrazyRatty on Tumblr, your friendly neighborhood Fan Art CVs decided to host a fun little contest for you!
How it works:
Pick a character from any fandom you like.
Come up with at least 3 different re-designs for them and put them in a single image.
Upload to deviantART's Fan Art Gallery
Blessed little things of the earthEvery time I look at a butterfly, I feel sad. I feel sad because I know without their wings, you would hate them. Their wings are the only reason you like them, and without their ability to please you, you would kill them on sight, feel revulsion or contempt.Blessed little things of the earth10 months ago in Personal More Like This
But take a moment to consider the cockroach. Are they not beautiful? http://www.wallpaperswala.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Cockroach-wallpaper006.jpg the way their wings are so perfectly constructed to be sleek, helping them be quick and agile. Their comma-shaped, exotic looking eyes and the way their bodies have those little translucent windows you can almost see right through when the light's behind them. You might say no, because you have been taught to revile them, but if you saw one carved out of pure crystal, your jaw would drop.
My eyes are ruined. They are like magnifying glasses. Ever hold them up to your eyes as a kid? Everything you see from far away is very blurry and out of focus, but look at your fingers and
Massive, huge, giant animation resource journalHello everyone!Massive, huge, giant animation resource journal1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I've decided to keep a few of the journals I have written for this week and I'll be posting them as news instead, as they are more opinion centric by studying the methods of story telling.
However for my last journal I want to share with you some delicious resources, beware this journal should get pretty huge!!
I have split them into two...deviantART and Outside Links. As you know I cannot control what is on third party websites so enjoy at your own risk, but you can trust that I wouldn't post anything untoward.
That said, please enjoy and use these resources to your heart's content!
My own collection of artistic nudes for reference.
Undernoticed Artist FeatureSo these are some amazing people here on dA who I think have wonderful art, yet are undernoticedUndernoticed Artist Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Please fave so more people can see these wonderful artists!
Also, this feature will be expanding as I find more artist to feature, lets begin shall we!
[commission]Avis by astersingularisEVE by astersingularis
[ O C ] : Mao by Clouver[ D R A W I N G ] : Kimono by Clouver[ D R A W I N G ] : Kakeru by Clouver
~In the goddess eyes~ by NestOfDreamsMidWinter Fire - Cornus sanguinea ++contest++ by NestOfDreamscommission izka197 by NestOfDreams
Now for some amazing unknown art-
Butterfly by JJoenihPirate by Xarime13AHHH I GOT WATER IN MY EYE by ZabbyTabbyMiku 2 by Kimsha235Blood Sword Akamanah by NaomoRomantic by Pupadolly[Commission] [Collab/Krissy] Churpybird art trade by unic-rnTwilight by Whip-o-will
A group some of you might want to check out-
And just to let everyone
Best of March 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in March, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures. Enjoy!Best of March 20131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Almost by MarkLuceyEndWay by A2Matos
hot cold night by CaveCanem42
delicate girl in satin by zieniu
415 by Astroadamo
Gliding Into Light by indeepsilenceExistential Divide by Inebriantia
Texture Your World ContestTell us the story of your world in textures!Texture Your World Contest1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
We are surrounded 24 hours a day by objects that have texture, they may be smooth or bobbly, old or new, bold, bright, shiny or dull. You might see a texture every day and never notice it until you start looking. Do you sit at a desk that's textured, or pass an interesting tree on the way to work or school?
We want you, in the form of a triptych (thats 3 images forming a larger image see example here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triptych ) to tell us the story of your textured world. Each individual texture should stand on its own, both as a useful resource and as a cohesive part of the whole story. What story you tell through your texture triptych is up to you - but they must be textures that tell a story of your world in some way.
There are 3 categories for this contest, each of which you can submit to twice.
These are textures created digitally by
Small Feature Contest I. ( CLOSED )I know that my other contest just ended, but i wanted to do that for a whileSmall Feature Contest I. ( CLOSED )1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Your Task : produce a Feature about the theme ( easy right? )
Theme : Colours
50 and a Feature by me
Deadline : 9 March
Some Rules :
everybody can join
of course you have to consider the theme !
( you can choose one colour, two colours or a lot of different colours, but the theme has to be visible )
Share some love and have fun
Criterias for judment :
[Bullet; Black] Overall look
[Bullet; Black] Concept
[Bullet; Black] Is the theme recognizable ?
[Bullet; Black] Do you take a lot of time to find fitting deviations or are you just looking at the popular deviations ?
How do i do a Feature? :
Why are you doing this? :
[Bullet; Black] i want to encourage people to do Features [:happybounce:]
[Bullet; Black] If
Story Illustration Contest '13After two successful, exciting, and fun years for my Illustration Contest, I might as well keep with the momentum! Usually I start it a few months later in the year, but this time I figure why wait? The third annual Story Illustration Contest is now officially underway!Story Illustration Contest '131 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
To enter, +fave this journal and +watch me so you can get updates for the contest. If you don't dig me, you can always un-watch once we're done.
Draw an illustration depicting a character, characters, or a scene from the selection of stories below.
You may enter as many times as you like!
Entries will be judged by faithfulness to the source material and complexity of the image.
In the description under your entry, include a link to the original story and this contest article.
Send your entries to me in a note so I can add them to this folder.
No bases! Entries must be completely made by you.
I LOVE YA! | Giveaway! *WINS*+FeatureI like to think Valentine's Day is for everyone. Be you single or with a partner, Love is an integral part of humanity. Let Valentine's Day be a reminder to love.. you. You can not truly love another until you have first loved yourself. Buy yourself a flower or some chocolates (regardless of someone else will or not). You are beautiful. You are unique!I LOVE YA! | Giveaway! *WINS*+Feature1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I love ya, you beautiful community you!
The following deviants have been randomly selected to receive 100 each:
karo666 Susanne123 TildsArt
Also, Annanonyma will receive 50 for the following comment:
It was really difficult to decide on one deviations. There are so many tremendously beautiful, touching, enchanting and fascinating artworks on here ... if you know how to look for them . The ones I love the most aren't necessarily the ones tha
WINNER! Re-design slave Leia! Win earrings!This contest was extremely hard to judge, and once I'd narrowed it down to half the entries, it was almost impossible. If I hadn't added a runner-up prize level, I'd still be judging now.WINNER! Re-design slave Leia! Win earrings!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you so much to everyone who entered. The variety of entries was better than I could have imagined! I was really amazed by all the creativity. I saw the bra turned into a vest. I saw the neck chain used as a signature weapon. I saw the red drapery turned into skirts and loose, baggy pants. I was amused to notice so many people leaving the boots as they were after I mentioned that I liked them. I saw Leias suited for ballroom dancing, sneaking around dark city streets, firebending, brawling, and just being awesome!
Winning entry: http://starlit-sorceress.deviantart.com/art/Slave-Leia-Redesign-3-380597209
Chainese wins these earrings http://starlit-sorceress.deviantart.com/art/Leia-is-Nobody-s-Slave-Win-these-earrings-371889448
Self-Harm Awareness 2013 Crafty EditionToday, March 1st is Self-Harm Awareness Day, but I think it deserves more than a day. I won't say much about it because other people have already published wonderful articles about it, I recommend that you read NicBelroque's Fears vs Dreams and Beccalicious' Recovery, both contain a lot of wonderful information and share touching experiences.Self-Harm Awareness 2013 Crafty Edition1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
What I can tell you is this: self-harm is a problem that is often not recognized. It takes many forms, forms that are not recognized even by the person committing it. Self-harm is always a problem, even if you think you have it under control or that it's not serious, it is. If you are currently committing any form of self-harm, or if you suspect anyone else is, reach out for help. Both articles contain links and resources to guide you, and I'm here to talk :iconheartorangeplz:.
Make yourself orange! If you have a subscription you can install this beautiful skin:
Queen of Darkness Contest !!Closed!!I will accept the last of the submissions now, and will start working on picking out the winnersQueen of Darkness Contest !!Closed!!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
�The Queens Of Darkness
Delicate yet deadly, simple yet sophisticated, she is the master of trickery and deception. Far from being just a pretty face, the white queen is known for her intelligence and her love of illusions, be careful or you may just find yourself in a very unfortunate situation. She is always paying careful attention to everything around her, very little happens in her kingdom without her finding out about it. You may be thinking "how is it that no one has stood up to her?" and to that there is only one answer, how many white queens can you stand up too?
Graceful, beautiful and completely insane, her love for machines and her complete disregard for human li
Merrell Diorama ContestYour Favorite Fall MemoryMerrell Diorama Contest1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Merrell shoes and clothes invites you to get inspired by the change in seasons and bring your favorite fall memory to life in a diorama -- in a shoebox! Please join Merrell in the celebration of "Vendemmia" while paying homage to their unique and sophisticated Fall Collection of shoes and boots. Vendemmia is the age-old tradition of the Italian wine harvest, and for a few autumn months, the terraced hillside vineyards come alive with hard work and passion, and the fruits of this elegant dedication flourish for generat
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE...." I haven't reached the point where I think I'm good at this. that's the drive. i know that its in me to be really good at it. and i think i've come close a few times, but i don't usually look at things i've completed and feel content. Which that means the next thing you start, you go in with that attitude that 'this time, I'm gonna get it right.' it doesnt mean you hate everything you do, but i'm never content. And maybe i never will be but i secretly know that that's what makes you grow." - Jamie HewlettTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
4x3 months Premium memberships give awayThe time has come (:4x3 months Premium memberships give away1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
3 months Premium membership contest and 4 WINNERS
In my previous journal most of you voted for 3 months PMS split to 4 people so here is the CONTEST.
3 Conditions :
You must be one of my watchers
You must send me a note with your ONE "best" deviation (please send me only thumbs....)
You must fave this journal and add some comment
Please carefully choose your work with focus on ORIGINALITY, CREATIVITY, TECHNIQUE AND MEANINGFULNESS.
After a few days i will select 12 final works which will be exposed on my site for a voting. The owners of the best 4 works gets the premium membership for 3 months.
The best wishes for
DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS?It's been a while since i've shared some of my favorite deviants. Here's a list of talent that some of you may or may not be aware of that i've been drooling over lately. I love this place!DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Check 'em out!:
:iconmonk-art: Fabian Schlaga. LEGEND. If you haven't heard of this guy, you're missing out!
:iconsaspy: Saspy's work is amazing. The female mega-talent from Italy shows no sign of slowing down with her bright and fun approaches to character design, expressions and energy.
:iconjoel27: Joel is currently my FAVORITE ARTIST on Deviantart. Just flip through his gallery and you might find yourself there all day.
:icontchokun: French Artist who worked on online games and flash shorts such as WAKFU is not to be missed. serious talent here
:iconrikkitikki: Rikkitikki's light hearted animation influence illustrations are something to fall in love with. He's got a detective concept he's been playing with that shows the main characters quite often and i usually fave when he draws th
In defense of Beware the Bat and Teen Titans GO!:iconfarfie-land:In defense of Beware the Bat and Teen Titans GO!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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This is NOT directed towards people who have general opinions (go ahead, have em'). This is a response to some of the recent EXTREME attitudes that I've seen around here and Tumblr. If you don't like candid opinions, please click here. You will not be disappointed.
It's probably more in defense of TTGO than BTB, since I've seen more people grumble about that show. Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go are not the same show. Let's get that straight out. It's not a continuation, it is a variation. If you can understand that, then maybe it will be less painful for you.
Teen Titans Go may not be your cup of tea, it might irritate you, it might even make you mad. Boycotting DC Nation because you want to stick it to those CN an
Live the dream, don't talk about it!Doug TenNapel, independent comics creator, is an inspiration to me in many ways. He has a fun, accessible art style that is dramatic and fresh. His story telling is always askew in the best of ways. I don't think I've read one of his graphic novels without having some smiles and a surprise or two along the way. On top of that, he is outspoken about almost everything in his life. (I think of him as the Rush Limbaugh of comics- oh man, that sounds really bad, but early Rush, not present day Rush, if that helps.) I agree with most things he states on Facebook. BUT- the thing I am most inspired about him is his drive (in the old days we would call that "work ethic"). The guy does NOT give up. Because of that, he single-handedly will put out a new graphic novel a year. While creating a webcomic. While pitching new TV show development ideas in Hollywood. While running a half marathon. While working freelance jobs.Live the dream, don't talk about it!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.I know there are a lot of foreign art/animation fans here on DA, fans of works and artists from Europe and Japan. Dai Sato, the legendary writer for classic, foreign TV shows such as COWBOY BEBOP, GHOST IN THE SHELL and WOLF'S RAIN explains the process of creating an animated series in japan. Take notes for you students/fans out there and enjoy!Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 62 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
10 beneficial things artists should ask themselvesHere's 10 important questions to ask yourself. Read them constantly as a checklist to make sure your are heading in the right direction and using your artistic potential.10 beneficial things artists should ask themselves3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. What motivates you to create art? Write down your answer and think about how you can use this very important information.
2. What kinds of information have you been putting on the internet? The internet is the new resume. If I can find dumb pics or comments from you then other people can too...
3. Does your art express something interesting? Great art means something to its viewers, not just its creator.
4. Does failure push you forward? How you deal with failure will determine how skillfull you will become.
5. Do you enjoy arguing or flaming people's work? If you are the type of person to hate on others, it will come back to you. Especially with the internet and all the social networking.
6. Do you try out new methods/materials/subjects that might be unconfortable at first? Success is inevitable if you always choo
Tea and Cigarettes - results are in!Tea and Cigarettes - results are in!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Iisjah x Blady
Please go to this journal to see the results!
It was a tough contets to judge with so many awesome entries
The theme is Iisjah and Blady - it's up to you whether you go for a romantic dinner or a crazy adventure, as long as it features the two of them together.
Despite the subject, tea and cigarettes are not obligatory, but always welcome.
CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED!
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL ENTRIES!
WE WILL BE JUDGING THE PIECES IN THE UPCOMING DAYS - AND LET ME TELL YOU YOU DIDN'T MAKE OUR WORK EASY XD
10th of June 2013
10th of July 2013
one person can submit as many works as they want, but t
Odyssey II with Clive BarkerFAQOdyssey II with Clive Barker1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Collaborate, Publish, Write & Illustrate
CliveBarker starts us off with the Prologue for Odyssey II and selects the submissions for the final books. The ultimate creative challenge to produce the ultimate deviantART book.
All Guided with the Spectral Hand of Clive Barker.
Every Friday Lit submissions for the current chapter close - Chosen chapter revealed
Why I Draw Women OftenI recently got a message, and I will slightly reword it so as not to cause profane friction, nor will I state who it came from, but it read like this: "Why is everything you post regarding a woman? I think it's very sexist when the only thing you can draw are breasts and buttocks like it's the only thing in the world."Why I Draw Women Often1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so by now, if you haven't been watching me for a good minute, you know that I really like to draw women, and I like portraying the female form, usually and often in a tasteful manner. I could hypothetically end that question there and just answer "I wasn't aware everything in my gallery was a woman or had breasts and a butt" and then post a picture or two of Rai Rivet... But I'm not going to do that. I'm going to explain my stance on drawing the female form and my adoration for it.
Disclaimer: None of these viewpoin