Welcome to the Motion Book Tool sign-up page!This is a revolution.Welcome to the Motion Book Tool sign-up page!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fans, creators and publishers in the same space. Here you'll be able to learn how to build your own Motion Books using the tool that Madefire developed for storytellers. You'll be able to upload assets, manipulate them, and publish to the dA community.
deviantART is the biggest creator environment on earth and we want you to be part of this next step, to feedback to us and help evolve this new medium.
Read the books in the new Motion Books category, then follow this group for updates and early access!
Please see the latest journal for updates! http://motionbooktool.deviantart.com/journal/Thank-you-420282891
Madefire Motion Book Day Oct 2, 2014Madefire Motion Book Day 3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Browse Motion Books™
Motion Book Day
Welcome to the first in a series of spotlights on the Madefire publishing tools. For those of you have haven’t heard of Madefire—watch this short video.
Publishing here on DeviantART is now a reality. While the app was created with comics in mind the DeviantArt community have started to use it in all manner of wonderful ways it wasn’t designed for, with some awesome results.
Here is a small selection of material produced by the community that shows a variety of ways you can publish your work. From comics to short prose stories and poems. Yep, you heard right. Poems, too.
Featured Motion Books™
dA community on Madefire appDo me a favor:dA community on Madefire app2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Get out your Android, iPad, iPhone, or mobile platform of choice, and open the Madefire app. There's a bunch of new things I'd like you to check out.
The sections work like this:
This is 'classic' comic material. No bells, no whistles, just no bullshit, honest comics. (Indie creators and publishers should know we can put their material up within a couple of weeks of sending us a PDF. If your book isn't here you should ask yourself why not?)
This is where we continue to push the medium with a wide variety of cutting edge digital storytelling unique to each book. We also have books from top publishers - those that have had vision and were willing to push the envelope. You can get sucked in for hours.
We also have a deviantART section that features two categories:
The catch-all for pretty much everything anybody publishes on dA using the motion book tool. This ranges from single image parallax pa
100 points giveaway + more points to grab! CLOSEDHello guys!100 points giveaway + more points to grab! CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here's another opportunity for you to win points in different ways. Please read the journal till the very end to avoid any misunderstanding adn to know the rules and the info. Thank you.
Lucky number is 84, the winner is Lady-Wild Congrats!
First of all, we have 100 giveaway here! One lucky winner will have this awesome prize!
In order to participate you should this journal! (the winner will be chosen randomly among those who faved it)
(Optional) me. I do giveaways quite often so you'll know when I do them again. But please watch me only if you like my art, not only because of the chances of getting points.
Deadline: September 11, 2013
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 2Here's the continuation of yesterday's journal discussing the importance of hard work. If you missed it, click here!Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
In part two I'm gonna talk about one of the biggest roadblocks I hear from artists who are having difficulty getting in to good study habits, so without further ado...
WISDOM NUMBER TWO!! Don't wait for perfect weather and stop making excuses. So often I hear things like "I don't want to waste paper" or "I don't know what to draw" or "I haven't found a good tutorial" or "I don't want to study perspective" or any number of things along those lines. I'll be blunt and just put the answer out there now: get over it. If you want to be an artist, you have to do the work, end of story. And with all the time you've spent thinking, wondering, being uncertain, and searching for that magical art secret of power, you could have filled 10 pages in your sketchbook today and inc
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 3And now for the dramatic conclusion to the epic trilogy. Heroes will rise, bad habits will fall, in this last chapter we'll discuss how to focus your efforts and learn the most and improve quickly with your studies. If you missed them, click these links for Part One and Part Two. And now for...Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
WISDOM NUMBER THREE!!! Work smart and leave your comfort zone. This part is my qualifier for art school, tutorials, and educational resources in general, because they can be good, but only if you make them good. Once you've gotten in to the habit of drawing consistently, it's important to start being mindful of what you're drawing, how you're drawing it, and why you're drawing it. A key ingredient of success is hard work, but if that work isn't purposeful it might not move you
Breaking in to Lit!IntroductionBreaking in to Lit!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Literature has long been considered one of the closest knit communities on deviantART. As a result, some people find it difficult to "break in" to the Lit crowd. There are rumors of elitism, difficulty in getting exposure, and lack-luster appreciation for the incredible work that goes into writing a good piece of prose or a well structured poem.
If you look at a painting you can see amazing detail, great use of color, and the importance of the subject immediately. You know it came from the artist's imagination and that he or she had to spend hours translating that to a canvas. The tangibility of the work is right in front of you. With writing, it is not quite the same. The effort the author puts into the work can only be appreciated if readers put in their own effort to read the work. The gratification is not instant, which is one reason the lit community is so close knit.
Those who do have large followings often also comment and read quite a lot of work h
Madefire - The future of storytellingMadefire - The future of storytelling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Progress for dummiesorProgress for dummies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Take your art to higher lever in 4 simple steps!
For people who are serious about drawing and want to make career in art! And for me to stop getting questions on how to practice, or how do you get better
Are you stuck and don't know how to carry on making great art?
You just want to draw better?
If an answer to any of these questions is 'yes' then you might find this interesting...
Since the only thing I ever acknowledged myself good at is getting better I decided to share a couple of tricks.
I truly believe it works in every single case.
It's true. You can get out now or shut up and listen and get better.
(oh and do I need to mention that you need to draw a lot to get better?
I didn't draw a lot and still got better because I followed the steps listed below. But yeah, may not work without drawing a lot...)
Step 1. Honesty.
Be aware of your own limitations. They're usually bigger than you really think, despite what people say. I won't be talking about fals
PE DDs: When It's Not Always PositiveWhen DDs Go AwryPE DDs: When It's Not Always Positive2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Daily Deviations, or “DDs,” are frequently held in very high esteem on deviantART. After all, what artist does not want his or her work displayed for more than 20 million viewers to see and admire? The benefits of receiving a DD feature include increased exposure for your work and a day in the spotlight for you as an artist. Many people therefore view DDs as badges of honor, awards that make them proud and validate the time they spend in our community.
Be careful what you wish for!
Don’t get us wrong-- DDs are wonderful for the purposes listed above. But, they can also bring a lot of drama upon the artist, especially if they are controversial.
Let’s talk about some of the sources of this drama.
Some people feel that people who post art-- and especially those whose art is worthy of a Daily Deviation-- should have thick enough skin to accept criticism as well as praise. They argue that criticism is part
Writers' Block: The MythLit Basics WeekWriters' Block: The Myth5 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
We've all suffered from sitting down at our desk, booting up our computer, ready to start writing a story and BAM nothing comes out. We sit there and sit there and still nothing comes out. We put everything away and try again the next day but have the same results. Then we go to our favourite blog site and write a journal about how the world is horrible and we're suffering from writers' block.
But are we really suffering from a block?
If, on the third day, someone came to us and said, "Have two pages, double spaced in 12pt text written by tomorrow at noon on a topic of your choosing and I'll give you $1,000," would we still be unable to produce something? I'm sure if given a deadline and incentive like this, the majority of us would be able to write two pages, double spaced in 12pt text by tomorrow at noon. Proving that writers' block is a myth. Well, in most cases.
I'm not saying there is absolutely no such thi
Daily Literature Deviations for April 14th, 2013Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for April 14th, 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for April 14th, 2013
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the features and congratulate the artists!
For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
of your p
Writing Resources for EveryoneThis news article is brought to you by the literature news, resources and feature groups: LitResources and its primary affiliate LitandNews. We invite you to explore the Literature community further, informing us of anything that should be included in future articles. Below, deviants will discover various information about the Literature community, have the opportunity to check out some of our favorite deviations, and read our growing collection of wonderful writing tutorials and resource journals packed full of useful tools to assist everyone in their journey on DeviantART as writers and far beyond.Writing Resources for Everyone3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
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Meet our staff:
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PromptsIn November 2010, we posted a poll about it and discussed the idea with a lot of you, and at the start of the new year, we started posting writing prompts to inspire your writing ventures.Prompts4 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is a prompt? Some sort of theme or topic, a sentence or perhaps even a song or movie clip that would be designed to spark your creativity to write something about it. As of now, we're posting a prompt bi-weekly, but we're open to changing scheduling based on your feedback. Each new prompt will be submitted individually, while this blog will remain as an archive of previous prompts. Feel free to come back and be inspired by prompts that you may have missed!
Also, send any prompt-inspired works to us via note! Please specify which prompt was it written after so your watchers know, and we do too. (: we'll then include it in the New Prompts folder in our gallery.
February 16: Think of a pairing
The Devil's In The Detail CompetitionCompetition Status: CLOSEDThe Devil's In The Detail Competition1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Also posted here at CRLiterature.
For my 15th literature competition I want to challenge people to do something that may benefit their writing, so I present to you all the Devil's in the Detail Competition.
I'm challenging you to think of something that a person has to do at least once a month, but it could be every minute of every day, and then put it in a fantasy environment.
Brushing your teeth if you are a vampire
Walking your dog onboard a space station
Having a prostate exam when everyone else on the planet is a zombie. (eek!)
The challenge is really to focus your mind on how your characters behave and interact with their environments and how the environment being different than yours (the writers) can affect how they do those things. Hopefully this will
Contests, Challenges + ProjectsDo you have a contest, project or challenge you'd like to see promoted in June's blog? Just send us a note giving the information included at the bottom of the page!Contests, Challenges + Projects2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Challenges on deviantART that are not always Photography related but are open to many different mediums as specified. Challenges usually don't involve prizes.
deviant365's Weekly Challenges | More info...
Contests on deviantART that are mostly open to mixed or purely Photography mediums - which also involves prizes!
Isalovesphotography's anniversary contest | More Info...
DorotejaC's Autumn Enchanted Forest contest | <b>
dA turns 13: Delectably Devious Tales CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! Please bear with us whilst the judges deliberate (there's 52 entries to read!) and the results will be out soon!dA turns 13: Delectably Devious Tales1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
As you will know by now, today marks deviantART's 13th birthday! Throughout Community Relations, we are celebrating in style with a wonderful array of events, contest and fun all to get you in the celebratory mood- and even better we've thrown in some prizes along the way!
Are you in the mood to join in this devious writing challenge? Below are 13 special words, each of which must be used in your piece. We would like you to write either a short story or poem that encompasses these words!
The following 13 words must be included in your piece
Stories must be no longer than
New Contest! - The Moral of the Story1 week left to get your entries in!New Contest! - The Moral of the Story8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Submissions close June 10.
The challenge for the contest is to use allegory to tell not one story, but two. Allegory is the art of a story within a story (it's story-ception) where one tale and series of events are used to portray an underlying commentary, or deeper meaning to the text. The underlying commentary does not necessarily have to be closed-ended or have to be a singular message.
You can read more about the applications of allegory in the guides below.
The theme of the contest will be fairy tales (note, I said "fairy tale", not "Disney". There's no requirement to sugar-coat it, if you want your story to be dark, it can be.) Allegory has been used in fairy tales and fables for generations to teach people rules and lessons about life. Many of us grew up with these sorts of tales, being taught things before we even realised it.
These lessons, or morals weren
VARIOUS CONTEST WINNERS FEATURE (SPREAD THE LOVE)THE WAR STORY CONTEST WINNERS FEATUREVARIOUS CONTEST WINNERS FEATURE (SPREAD THE LOVE)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
FIRST PLACE >>> by tuomaskoivurinne
(In the words of the judges, doughboycafe and/or CJWilde)
Why it won: Absolute realism, in both military structure, behavior, and in war itself. I saw these kids clearly in my mind's eye marching to war. Also, clear wording, no bones made about the war, could have been the set up for a novel.
It was their first day and they hadn't even reached their Company yet. They were fresh. Still in their boyhood. The 2nd Company had been mauled pretty badly. More men were needed.
SECOND PLACE >>> by VFreie
(In the words of the judges, doughboycafe and/or CJWilde)
Why it won: This gets my Above and Beyond award. The attention to every little detail is amazing. It's a full fledged, start to finish story with very good characterization, and the setting is fully realized in every possible way. It is a little dense, b
30 Writers You Should Discover: Volume XVWhat's This?30 Writers You Should Discover: Volume XV2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Below you will find a new assortment of various writers on DeviantART who are worth getting to know. All of their respective galleries are packed full of tremendous works that I enjoy and hope that you will too. And, if there is a writer that may not be listed in this edition, you may wish to
I'm not raspil...nor am I trying to be, given that raspil does a solid job of being raspil herself. But I think dA needs something like ScreamPrompts to kick everyone's ass up a notch, hence this group.I'm not raspil2 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Read more about what's happening with ScreamPrompts here.
The first prompt will be up December 1. I want to make sure everyone has a chance to write for Scream before the end of the year, as raspil is planning to put an anthology together and, on top of the awesome you're already guaranteed to be a part of, the proceeds will be going to charity.
How is SadPrompts going to work?
I'm not a genius at prompts, so I welcome feedback on what type of challenges you'd like to see. Of course, if your complaint is "I struggled with this," I reserve the right to snicker in your general direction. That's the point. Now, if your complaint is "this is too easy," I'm all ears.
The prompts will be written for short prose (500-5,000 words).
Announcing the CRLiterature Book Club!Here at CRLiterature, we wanted to find a fun way to get the community reading -- and reading together. What better way is there than to have a new book to enjoy as a group every month?Announcing the CRLiterature Book Club!8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
How do you participate in Book Club? Here are your simple instructions:
1. Acquire the book.
2. Read the book.
3. Stay tuned to the CRLiterature group for discussion journals and chats.
BONUS: We will be giving out arbitrary prizes to some participants each month!
We are hoping to select books that push the community's boundaries, in terms of what we're already reading, but that will also have mass appeal. We are also going to be choosing books that are widely available across English-speaking nations (for now Book Club is English-only) and across e-reading platforms. By rotating moderators, we are hoping that selections will be diverse, both in terms of style and genre, and in terms of author background and point of view.
We are also excited at the possibility of
Trashed and Scattered XXXIVWelcome again, y'all! It's been hard for me to find energy lately, which is why this is so long in coming. Anyway, enjoy!Trashed and Scattered XXXIV2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
View from Beneath by Fassod
Dawn behind the Golden Gate by nathanspotts 2013-04-24 Storm by ShannonIWalters
Untitled by FabriziaMiliaPhotos Leech by PlaceboFX A Study in Scarlet by siddhartha19
my disposition by michellis13 GRIM by Vera-Chimera
Tattoo by pauljavor Cemican 1 by NatanaelBram Ni 2 by ZacSeaton
Police and gas. by d3f70n35 Eclipse #2 by dragonhky
Zorana by EmilySoto We are all running from the end by FreeTheSanity Speed by Iliketobeweird
MARE MAGNUM by mbielstein
Untitled by VikiKollerova Lost in my own paradise II by HammettLady :thumb373108028:
Undiscovered TreasureThis week's collection was discovered through the "Undiscoverd" option for browsing the DA Gallery. It has become my favorite choice for finding great art!Undiscovered Treasure3 months ago in Personal More Like This
passive turmoil by zeruchPause (burden of silence) by AlwaysRainCheckHalf Made Whole by copper9livesA Boy and His Hound by kallielefDeath in Autumn by Valentinadhara
Blueberries by astra888leddherwhy mailmen + mathematicians make shitty gardeners by ChloroformBoylove is not for fish by NullibicityWallflower Dreams by TwilightPoetess3 by hoooook
Cougar by makangeniSummer Lights by TrashinsDeus Ex by Le-Arc-7thHeavengnashing. by A-Lovely-AnxietyDeath and Rebirth into Light of Mother Ayahuasca by mmastriani
.:My Rain Dance:. by SummerDreams89White Fairy Ii by zeiruch:thumb484112570:Long Ago (for AWL) by AlecBellfor the few and far between by peaseblossoms
annotation by FallingAsleepTonightInhuman by desenhogiroAngry Zombie by DugStanatPirate Isle 3D Environment 02 by Adrian-DrottRuthgar, Mother of Cakes by 3-hares
droplets to drop by NullibicityThe Passing by tvurkIgnore The Machine by bliXX-aFar From Home by JackEavesArtBrooke and Romahni 5 by Plage-Photo
Dormant River by NataliaDrepinaIdiopathic by VigiloDeep in the Stinging Woods by V-L-A-D-I-M-I-Rold villa / Black Jewels clothing no1 by snottling1Synchronicity by vamosver
Left-behind by CindysArthate crimes and other ways to give back by toxic--sunriseDuchess by elanesse-vThe Kiss by mimikascraftroomDelphinwelt by gestandene