Hall Of Fame ( 39 - July 2013 ) Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.Hall Of Fame ( 39 - July 2013 )2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Faint Memory by Narodenia Cologne2 by takmaj 'THIRSTY BOY' by Pen-Tacular-Artist The tower among the iceland by Pervandr Fall with me by mohn-blume Approaching Farewell by justswell Pioneers of Now-Project Entry by LadyEilkahn
THE BEST OF SEPTEMBERThe polls winners:THE BEST OF SEPTEMBER2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We Call Them Engineers by sivousplayEros et Thanatos by Yoann-Lossel:thumb393886089:Gothic by DanielGrzeszkiewicz:thumb366050363:
I miss you by jankolasGreat White by Fuz-Caforio-ArtSummoning by sonobenoD.S.E. Interstellar - The Guardians by MarkusVogt
'INDIAN BRIDE' graphite drawing by Pen-Tacular-ArtistLone Soldier by charro-artFar far away by bohomaz13Siren Empire by iancjw
A Medieval Town by NarandelDungeons and Dragons: Antheia'AnRaza by Eddy-ShinjukuTheories Of Light Front Cover by veinsofmercuryHer Blue Eyes by charro-art
Tiger lotus by FlashWHigher Ground by Fuz-Caforio-ArtComm: Voi - The Water Bender by zwxARTAnthony Hopkins by drSIDDHI
Sacrifice by annakoutsidouPassing by by daRozSSV NORMANDY SR2: Chariot of the Gods by Eddy-ShinjukuAngel by VeronicaVK7
Fishy freeedom by ziggy90lisaTrapped Beauty by ziggy90lisaBlue Tree Necklace by jankolas
Eddard Stark by SigbjornPedersenInfinite Dreams by RHADS
Happy Birthday to Bilbo and Frodo!It's September 22nd, Bilbo's and Frodo's birthday! Let's celebrate it together with a little feature!Happy Birthday to Bilbo and Frodo!8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Talks with Tolkien artists: s-u-w-iAll talks:Talks with Tolkien artists: s-u-w-i3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I talked with a Czech artists :icons-u-w-i: - s-u-w-i about her lovely fairy-tale-ish art. I hope you enjoy it as well!
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
well, I'm afraid I'm not very interesting. Most of the time I just sit at home next to the radiator, dressed in too many sweaters, sip cocoa and read or draw (but when I have more free time I greatly enjoy cooking/baking and sewing) I'm nineteen and currently study animation on university so I totally don't have as much time to draw my own things as I would like. I live in tiny, unknow village under Beskydy mountains with my mum,
Arda inspired movies Storm over Gondolin, a brand new Silmarillion inspired movie in making. Some of you have probably heard of it after seeing chvacher's Gondolin concept art to it http://www.deviantart.com/art/Gondolin-Color-345114364Arda inspired movies5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are homepage and FB fanpage of the project:
I guess it is still in preproduction phase, fingers crossed for coming true
Update - here is the first video blog from the creators:
Update 11 XII 2013 - there will be no Storm over Gondolin, unfortunately The Tolkien Estate has forbidden making it - message form the filmmakers published at the projects fanpage at Facebook:
We come to you today with some sad news. The Tolkien Estate, the legal body which manages the rights to Tolkien’s works, has asked
Fan Art Fridays: The HobbitHello and welcome to the 3rd edition of Fan Art Fridays I'll be featuring 10-15 pieces of fan art, by fandom each week. This week will feature fanart from the Hobbit (since I get far too many Hobbit DD suggestions )Fan Art Fridays: The Hobbit2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Hobbit: Good morning! by lost-angel-less And him, Bofur by Sephiramy One ring to rule them all by acjub What Are All These Dwarves Doing In My House?! by ramida-r
Wheel of Time
Phantom of the Opera
Top social posts from last week: 10.14.13Twitter:Top social posts from last week: 10.14.132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.” -Pablo Picasso
The Dirty Streets of Heaven by kerembeyit
Bleeding by Iscariath
Jeepers Creepers by Archaical
Where do you place value?I've been noticing a trend in a lot of Christians feeling like they need to defend themselves. So I'm going to share some things that have helped me with this.Where do you place value?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
An easy way to deal with this is to put more value on what God says about you than you put on what other people say about you. Which do you hold in higher regard? Does what other people think and say about you dominate your outlook? Or do you hold what God says in a higher esteem? It's good to value and respect other people. Even if someone is wrong about something, that person is still valuable. They are valuable to God, and so they should be valuable to you. But that doesn't mean you need to value that person's words or opinion, especially if they are wrong about something. If you only put value on what God says, no accusations or insults from others should affect you. For this to be effective, you need to know what God says. The bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is about Jesus and His finished work. Jesus is God's word. If i
Severus Snape FeaturesId like to thank all the Snape and Harry Potter artists whose the dedication, vision and talent have inspired me for years: Snapesforte, MARiKaArt, TomScribble, Veronica-Art, perselus, inkvine, firefly-wp , katigerclaw, Patilda and many others. I unfortunately could not feature them all here ... I would like to have included hueco-mundo, gerre, carthasis, obfuscatesart, wandarer3, kissyushka, play-it-snufkin, protowilson, ildi, chicxulub, laerry, liquidscissors, lizard-spots and many different dedicated fans and artists...Severus Snape Features4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Naturally, only a few Snape and HP fanartists have been DD'd, while so many others remain without much exposure. This is why I'm sorry not to have found the time a week ago, when there were more HP fans online, but better late than never... And its Potter Day on Sunday...
So, here are only a handful of the many fanarts that left a mark in my
Disneys PAPERMAN : 2D and CGI FEELSDirected by John Kahrs, Disney has just posted the complete film online. Pretty much the greatest blending of 2D/CGI compositing i've ever seen. Brings back the feel of how powerful 2D is ( when it isn't being talked down next to CGI). Brilliant stuff!Disneys PAPERMAN : 2D and CGI FEELS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Making of PAPERMAN:
Power BreakdownOH MY GOSH YOU GUYS. He's just AMAZING.Power Breakdown2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconcalculatus: This guy decided to make a breakdown of abilities of Blaze and Penn for me and there are some crazy stuff here!
Check it out!!!))
You gave us a few of Blaze's and Penn's abilities in the past but I decided that it wasn't good enough for me, so I fleshed their powers out some more by taking their skills and physical and spiritual properties of fire into account.
·Fire flows in his blood, making him immune to all foreign contaminants such as poison and disease.
o This would lead to regenerative healing factor since the flames would be constantly cauterizing his wounds. This is kind of like how phoenixes heal themselves.
Fire elementals are abnormally strong since fire spiritually represents strength.
·He holds a symbiotic bond with fire, and can emit* it from his body through fire breath, explosions, flame armor, rocket-propelle
Talks with Tolkien artists: jgilronanAllow me to introduce you a wonderful professional artist and Tolkien illustrator who joined deviantArt just recently, Joe Gilronan :iconjgilronan: - jgilronan.Talks with Tolkien artists: jgilronan1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
I am a full time professional artist and create work exclusively influenced by the writings of J.R.R Tolkien. I am originally from Chester, England but have lived in sunny Southern Spain for the last 6 years. I have exhibited and sold work world wide and work primarily in oils, acrylic and clay.
2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?
I suppose it all started from a very early age when I first
Paul Tobin, There and Back AgainPaul Tobin, There and Back Again8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Most denizens of the West think of New Zealand as a little known outpost of civilization somewhere beyond Australia at the ends of the Earth.
Could any land be any farther from the European motherland, birthplace of the Renaissance that is the Genesis-point of the visual arts narrative we continue expanding and evolving today? And yet this remote country of islands in the Pacific has suddenly become a cinematic storytelling powerhouse, a film-friendly factory for the creation of some of the most important touchstone mass entertainment experiences to influence our popular culture in recent years.
Deadly Allure - and the importance of thumbnails.Stop looking at her actual thumbnails. I mean thumbnail sketches.Deadly Allure - and the importance of thumbnails.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so this isn't exactly a journal entry. But since I can't be bothered to figure out how to post inline images in the commentary section of regular image posts, you're getting this. Deal with it.
In my perpetual state of ultimate lazyness, this image has been bouncing around for a while, and I'm just now getting around to posting it. And I've had a fair number of questions. So, I think I'll take this opportunity to walk you through some of the happy accidents that fill the days of us artists. That's right, Bob Ross may be the only one who owns up to it, but we all have them.
To me, the most important thing in art is making decisions. In fact, you can break my art philosophy into a tidy little three step triad. Observations -> evaluations -> decisions. That's the important stuff. Everything else is just about
Tolkien birthday toastEach year on 3 January, the Tolkien Society encourages Tolkien fans from across the world to celebrate the Professor’s birthday with a simple toast-drinking ceremony, and we are joining them, as well.Tolkien birthday toast5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
At 9pm your local time, we invite Tolkien fans to raise a glass and toast the birthday of this much loved author. The toast is simply:
All you need to do is stand, raise a glass of your choice of drink (not necessarily alcoholic), and say the words “The Professor” before taking a sip (or swig, if that’s more appropriate for your drink). Sit and enjoy the rest of your drink.
Note that we do not condone drinking alcohol if it endangers the health or safety of the drinker or others, or contravenes the law.
Costume Quick Sketch Demo!I shot steps of one of my life painting class demos for you if you're interested.Costume Quick Sketch Demo!1 week ago in Personal More Like This
This is a quick sketch of a costumed pose in watercolor with opaque white gouache.
SDCC 2012 Concept art (lots of images) and MOREBOOK 2: SPIRITSSDCC 2012 Concept art (lots of images) and MORE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
ARTWORK FROM BOOK 2!
Six months after Book 1, going to show short animatic of where the characters are. In the thick of animation and design and production, still a very far way to go, but lots of great concepts:
Opening of Book 2 in a festival in the sourthern water tribe, gentle snow falling, lanterns, circus games, A PAINTING OF A MUCH LARGER SOUTHERN WATER TRIBE!
Southern Water Tribe has a beautiful banquet hall made of ice
Great landscapes, storms, ominous rock formations
“Mysterious location they’re journeying to in this storm, with cool spooky lighting”, harkens back to the glow Aang’s iceberg had
Naga and Korra exploring the mysterious location
Twisted roots coming out of ice walls
Southern Air Temple all spruced up
Vistas, base of the mountain around the temple, very gentle, “misty kind of Chinese mountains”
Ancient air bender site
Explore the spirits, background, creation of the Avatar
Historical Disney Princesses FAQRather than answering these individually over and over again, I'm just going to leave this here and add to it as needed:Historical Disney Princesses FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
- I'm not telling you which princess I'm doing next.
- I would appreciate it if you didn't tell me what character I should do next, or what you're looking forward to, or what character you hope I'll do! It's very sweet and I definitely appreciate the sentiment, but consider the fact that you're something like the 400th person to tell me about Elsa, or Anna, or Merida- it's not adding a lot to the conversation.
- No, I'm not doing any Kingdom Hearts characters. There's no particular historical precedent, so they don't really have anything to gain from this series.
Are you going to do Merida?
YES PLEASE STOP ASKING sobsobsob
Are you going to do Elsa and Anna?
Are you going to do any more pieces in this series?
Yes! Let it be assumed that I will continue doing these until stated otherwise.
The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong ResonanceA thousand years tradition of scaring children at bedtime continues for children of all ages. News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago [link] in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human societies worldwide. My worry, have fairy tales been marginalized by modernism?The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong Resonance3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
A Thousand Years Tradition of Scaring Children at Bedtime
Continues for Children of All Ages
News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human
Weekly Round-up!This Week's FeaturesWeekly Round-up!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Brothers by eivanly
They were running through the streets, shoelaces whipping the muddy ground and uniforms
soaked from rain.
A fractured story that follows two brothers from youth to adulthood, with strong characters and an engaging narrative.
The New Year waltzes in in her red dress by xXI-Feel-InfiniteXx
the sky above is a sea of fireworks
A poem in honor of Chinese new year, filled with bold imagery and tender hope.
A Squirrel for the Crown by TheShanar
Wernicke narrowed his eyes. He had traveled three long years to obtain that acorn, and he wasn’t about to lose it to a conceited, power-hungry princeling like Broca.
A short, humorous story of melodrama and interfering wildlife.
If you haven'
Recoloristas sueltos en DeviantART.Hola, gente;Recoloristas sueltos en DeviantART.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Escribo esto con la intención de convocarlos a leer esta entrada:
*Para empezar, ¿Qué son los recolors/recolores y los recoloristas?
Los recolores o recolors es el robo de una imagen con el fin de modificar sus colores o modificarla desde cero. En resumen, es un tipo de robo de arte que realizan algunas personas, el cuál consiste en modificar el dibujo de un personaje con fines de "crear su propio personaje", con la excusa de "no saber dibujar".Los recoloristas son las personas que se dedican a hacer este tipo de cosas, con fin de crear su personaje u otros fines para sus no creaciones.
Los recolores no son creaciones, es el robo de arte de otras personas. Por lo tanto, no es original, sino que es marcado como algo malintencionado.
*Ejemplo de recolorista: :iconscarface-15:*¿Está bien lo que hacen estas personas?
Definitivamente no está bien. No está bien
Sell yourself.. but not undersellFound this on tumblr..... and I find it incredibly relevant. Especially since I've been preaching that subject to a few others recently, myself. Though this illustrates it perfectly.Sell yourself.. but not undersell1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I also find it amusing and painfully true, at the mention of the 'DeviantArt mentality'.
If you are looking to make honest money with honest, art/writing work.. don't undersell yourself just because some kids that only get an allowance from their parents think its too much. (And don't get me wrong. I was that myself for a long while. Your perception of money's worth changes -allot- as you grow up though.. so don't tell someone something isnt worth it just because you see something like 100$ as allot.. it is to a younger person with no bills. To me though? that's not even 1/4th of my monthly car payment.. )
Most people trying to make decent money by putting more than decent effort into their work have grownup stuff to pay for.. And better ways to make money than wasting time for even less.
of course that me
Free (and cheap) Art ProgramsUpdate: 5/2/2014 - Added Mischief. Dogwaffle, Krita, and SmoothDraw coming soon. Any other suggested programs are on my list to test, thank you for your thoughts.Free (and cheap) Art Programs5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Photoshop is a great program, but despite it's many features it's a bit pricy at $999. I created this list for people with smaller wallets and certain art needs.
The programs are listed according to what type of art they are best suited for.
Don't know what program will be best for you? Most of the paid programs have trial versions available, download them and see what you like best.
openCanvas | Screenshot
Price: 59 USD
Pros: ability to customize brushes, ruler tools, user-friendly interface, some built-in screen tones. Can create "event" files, where others can watch you drawing long after the fact. Updated regularly.
Cons: Not as m
Cathedral Of NatureLouie Schwartzberg: Witness to Nature’s Winged Struggle for Our Survival. Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi word meaning “life out of balance.” It was also an amazing documentary film utilizing slow-motion and time-lapse photography of cityscapes and landscapes across America to beautifully, although disturbingly, depict our modern society’s growing unbalance.Cathedral Of Nature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fri Dec 30, 2011, 9:11 PM
Louie Schwartzberg: Witness to Nature’s Winged Struggle for Our Survival
Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi word meaning “life out of balance.” It was also an amazing documentary
film utilizing slow-motion and time-lapse photography of cityscapes and landscapes across America to
beautifully, although disturbingly, depict our modern society’s growing unbalance.
View *louieschwartzberg second video, “Wings of Life” on YouTube
Cathedral Of Nature (cont.)