Avant-garde and mainstream societyAvant-garde and mainstream society2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The concept of avant-garde refers primarily to artists, writers, composers and thinkers whose work is opposed to mainstream cultural values and often has a trenchant social or political edge. Many writers, critics and theorists made assertions about vanguard culture during the formative years of modernism, although the initial definitive statement on the avant-garde was the essay Avant-Garde and Kitsch by New York art critic Clement Greenberg, published in Partisan Review in 1939. As the essay’s title suggests, Greenberg argued that vanguard culture has historically been opposed to "high" or "mainstream" culture, and that it has also rejected the artificially synthesized mass culture that has been produced by industrialization. Each of these media is a direct product of Capitalism—they are all now substantial industries—and as such they are driven by the same profit-fixated motives of other sectors of manufacturing, not the ideals of true art. For
'I want to be a better artist.'This is a sentiment I hear often on dA. It's usually followed by a question regarding how one should go ABOUT becoming a better artist.'I want to be a better artist.'4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've no doubt made journals like this in the past, but here's another one. This page was in dire need of an update, either way. : )
I could probably talk your ear off for a mile and a half about why I should be the last person you ask for creativity-boosting advice. Aaaand I have my reasons for this, but that's not really what anyone who writes me wants to hear, I think. It's just a fair warning. I'm not an accredited teacher, I was far from the most capable person at my college, I've made a metric crapton of mistakes, and I am nowhere near where I'd like to be in my own personal artistic endeavors. If that doesn't bother you, well, keep on reading!
The best way I could aid anyone interested in bettering themselves would probably be by giving you the advice that inspires me the most. Stuff I've heard from frie
NEW FEATURE FOR OCTOBER 2014NEW FEATURE FOR OCTOBER 20149 months ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
October already and another monthly feature of amazing artworks from our very talented members, which I hope everyone will enjoy and be inspired by. Our membership is steadily growing and at the time of submitting this journal is now 4,049 and our galleries as I always write, contains even more amazing and inspirational art, which is well worth viewing as well as adding to your .
About our group
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the 'Featured 6' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs and interfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, matte painting, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, 3D objects, commission information, tutorials and resources, announcements an
Bard: MountainI wanted to share the animation short film I directed at Riot Games lately.Bard: Mountain4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Best team work ever with Riot promo team!!!
Thank you to all the other Rioters for great and thoughtful feedback.And can't thank enough for the AWESOME animation Studio Mir!!!
19yo Florent Courty Captures Nature's WondersFrench photographer Florent Courty is 19. He started teaching himself photography 4 years ago. This is where he's at:19yo Florent Courty Captures Nature's Wonders2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Mystery Keepers by FlorentCourty
Epic Storm from the Ruins by FlorentCourty
Golden Dream by FlorentCourty
Beginning of the Cold Season by FlorentCourtyFiery Momentum by FlorentCourty
Fantasy Realm by FlorentCourtyWilderness' Magic by FlorentCourty
La Magie d'Ayguebonne by FlorentCourty
Forest Realm by FlorentCourty Remains from the Past by FlorentCourty
Everlasting Autumn by FlorentCourty
Just in Time by FlorentCourty
Spring Celebration by FlorentCourty
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5-26-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5-26-151 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskMay 26, 2015
:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondeevelliott: DeevElliott
We know it's Tuesday, but it sort of feels like a Monday and as such, we need more kittens. In fact we need a whole cup of them.
Curious Conan Plans
The producer of The Legend of Conan has stated that this new movie will be a direct sequel to the 1982 film, Conan the Barbarian. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be reprising his role as Conan and i
How To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original Paintings2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this article I will be discussing how to sell your original paintings. If your a artist you know how intimidating this can be when you've decided to venture into sales. It may even leave you with doubts about your own work, lower your confidence as a artist, and a bit fearful. Well have no fear! I have some tips from personal experience, as well as online references and advice from fellow artists that will help with your sales.
The First Step
Before we get into 'the meat' of things your very first step is Believe in yourself. Be confident about the accomplishments you've made. If your contemplating selling anything then you have to know you're good at what you do. Let that be your mantra as an artist. Understand that how you've acquired your skills, what you choose to paint, what your art looks like, and how
Fan Art DD Summary - May 2012Hello everyone! Once again, it's time to review Daily Deviations my partner TheCreativeJenn and myself featured during the month. Without further ado, please check May 2012's picks!Fan Art DD Summary - May 20123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Final Fantasy 7 Page033 by ObstinateMelon
The suggester says, "This is page 33 of an awesome comic of Final Fantasy VII, which is still going strong with over +200 pages to read!" Final Fantasy 7 Page033 by *ObstinateMelon
(Featured by TheCreativeJenn, suggested by YukiMizuno)
CAPCOM FRENZY by ThaL-DAWB
The motion of
Kisses: stolen, given, imaginedThis article is based on this italian article by Michele Smargiassi: http://smargiassi-michele.blogautore.repubblica.it/2013/09/04/baci-rubati-regalati-immaginati/Kisses: stolen, given, imagined1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"In some way, a photo is like a stolen kiss. In fact a kiss is always stolen, even if the woman is consenting. With a photograph it’s the same: always stolen, and still slightly consenting" (Edouard Boubat).
photo by Edouard Boubat
photo by Edourard Boubat
"[Photography] can be like a passionate kiss, but also like a gunshot or a psychoanalyst’s couch" (Henri Cartier-Bresson).
The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED! But feel free to do it just for fun/improvement!The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This was a drawing challenge from :iconSenshiStock: and :iconmostlyguystock:!
Hands and feet are pretty hard to draw. Lots of artists struggle with them! Even when other things come naturally, hands and feet can still be quite a problem. The best way to get better at drawing hands and feet is to study them!
The Challenge: Sketch or draw 50 feet AND 50 hands from reference photos or life.
Deadline: The deadline has passed for this challenge, but you can still participate and make yourself a better artist!
You can post them as one giant post, in groups, one at a time, however you want! But please make a FOLDER in your gallery and put them all in there then send me a link to the folder. (If you do one submission with ALL of them at once, then you don't need the folder.)
HOW TO QUALIFY: In order to make this a little easier for myself, please number yo
So you want to do commissions? Part I - StartingGreetings everyone. I was asked to make a news article at one point about how should one go about taking commissions, and I decided to do one better. I'm going to make a short series of them, broken up into several parts. I state for the record, that I am not an expert by any means, nor that what I tell you is absolutely, positively, 100% the correct way to do things. These articles are guides that will hopefully help you get started and beyond as you find your way.So you want to do commissions? Part I - Starting7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Part I, this article, deals with an artist who is starting out to take commissions. Future articles will cover what to expect from their clients, what the clients should expect from you, how to protect yourself, how a client should protect themselves, and anything else that people suggest. I know not everyone will agree with these articles, but please, if you don't agree, make suggestions so that others can see some alternatives.
Without further adieu, let's
Mythology Contest-Win Great Prizes! WINNERS!After hours of soul and heart squishing and help from :iconrydi1689: and her sister, () we finally decided on the fabulous winners!Mythology Contest-Win Great Prizes! WINNERS!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
the 1st place goes to......:iconlovepeaceshue:
:iconeindraa:'s comments: "This was an absolutely beautiful representation of Gemini. The colors are vibrant and the style is beautiful and the stars I think are very cute! What a adorable piece! GREAT JOB "
:iconuchuubranko:'s comments : "The colours are indeed fantastic and they mix together so well! The patterns are truly beautifully detailed and the characters definitely tell their story. Just stunning!"
10,000 from iingo
One full drawing for the first winner + llama + 1 month feature on profile page from
330 points giveaway (again edited!)Hello Sweeties! <33330 points giveaway (again edited!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you have nice holydays.
I decided to make someone smile by giving one lucky deviant 300 points!
-All you have to do in order to participate is:
-fave this journal and watch me!
- make a journal about the giveaway and link it to me.
If you did anything I am happy and I hope someone will get 300 Points!
deadline is on the 08,April 2013 (cauze its my birthday then ahh )
Have fun and good luck
Thanks for your support! <3
WINNER IS Fayven http://renkat.deviantart.com/journal/300-Points-Giveaway-The-winner-is-382871142
Tutorial Collection 3 - Anatomy and PerspectiveTo see all of the tutorials visit my favourites folder titled "Tutorials" here.Tutorial Collection 3 - Anatomy and Perspective2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
-Anatomy Tutorial- by odduckoasis Tutorial: Proportions by Cataclysm-X
HOW TO: Male Torso Anatomy by tincek-marincek Guide to Human Types part 1 by Majnouna Guide to Human Types part 2 by Majnouna <
New Username SymbolsAs part of our ongoing process to make the user experience cleaner and more intuitive, we've launched a new set of username symbols designed to help easily identify deviant-types.New Username Symbols2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
At a glance, the new symbols are quickly recognizable. When hovering over a username symbol, a tooltip appears, providing a brief explanation of that user's deviant-type. If clicked, a modal appears, giving a brief explanation for each username symbol, with "Learn more" links that lead to more detailed explanations.
A word from Heidi:
Over the years, a few things have come to seem like deviantART mainstays. Deviant green, intricate art categorization, colorful avatars, symbols next to usernames. In our constant re-evaluation of what's best for longtime deviants and new users alike, we do sometimes need to stop and ask ourselves if a makeover for some aspect isn't overdue. Changing username symbols was one of the harder things we evaluated.
I've been testin
Sunday, Day 4 of Comic-ConNo matter how tired your feet are by what is actually Day 5 of Comic-Con, counting Preview Night, no matter how exhausted your body and empty your wallet, there's always a bit of sadness in the air when the last few hours of Comic-Con wind down.Sunday, Day 4 of Comic-Con2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
In the deviantART booth, we witnessed something a little magical when the voice came over the loudspeaker to announce that Comic-Con was closed at 5:00 pm sharp, the remaining straggling attendees and exhibitors packing up stopped what they were doing and burst into applause. It was a mixture of relief, pride, and fulfillment of a successful convention.
Someone yelled, "See you in 365 days!" and there was a true moment of community with everyone in earshot. Sure, it's a sad sentiment, but it gives us all something to look forward to, and the months ahead will be filled with the happy memories of all we accomplished over the past week. Friends met that stop by every year, new friends, new properties to become fans of, new comic books to read and
Site Update: March 1, 2012In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing 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: March 1, 20123 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
View Note After Sending
Sometimes when we send Notes on deviantART, we want to reread what we just sent or confirm that it was formatted properly. Now, after sending a Note, you'll be able to view the message that was just sent.
We've added a Stereoscopy category under Digital Art. Learn more about this new category.
Valentines for Illustrators:Also known as "I don't like all this superfluous Valentines Day stuff; let's do something actually useful."Valentines for Illustrators:5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I'm by no means even close to a professional illustrator yet. I'm working on it, but I have a long way to go. I'm in my last year of university for design and illustration though, and at least all that schooling has helped me learn how to help myself and love other illustrators.
It's impossible to be a really great illustrator without resources. You just can't do it. Illustration is built of the foundations of the things we see, and no matter how much you've traveled, you'll never have seen it all. Reference like mad. Look at other illustrators. Buy books and google the things you don't know how to draw. You are an illustrator. This means you sit on a weird border between design and fine arts, and most people won't know what to do with your methods.
If you're an illustrator for design, let me give yo this advice: Get it done fast, get it done well, work smart, references wil
master of decadence.Although it might not seem so, she had been the killer in the crowd; that night she had come to hunt them all down. No mercy, she did it one by one. Surprised? Allow me to explain, such devil, such wicked heart, black and untamed. Afraid? Listen close now; her show is about to commence.master of decadence.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
She hisses, she snarls, and she whispers, and she laughs. She's the prettiest of all, with evil mind, sweetly to prowl. Bony fingers of long sharp nails, her lovely hands were made to tear flesh. But fragile she is and one day she might break. Just a beautiful sinner now wasted away. Oh, such enchanting cadaver, dancing and dead.
And as she keeps dancing she starts pulling you down. Down into a dark place you alone would never have found. You shout, stupidly unbowed. But sadly at night, only silence is loud. And as her silhouette continues to skulk, twirling around, you finally understand. She's the master, a queen with no crown.
And although her heart is cold and her teeth are sharp, she once had be
How To Give Better Comment - (Edited Version)Ever wanted to know the key in giving better comments? Tired of your ordinary short phrases that go no where, and have no point? If you are trying to improve your comments, look no further than this guide here.How To Give Better Comment - (Edited Version)11 years ago in Personal More Like This
How To Give Better Comments
During our visit here at deviantART, upon submitting our deviations, what is expected next? Comments! However, here's a little fun past-time activity: take all the excellent, if not better, deviations comments in your gallery. Now take a look at all the deviation comments you've ever received. You will notice that good comments don't happen as often as they should. Although we all want good comments and to be better commenters ourselves, we have to act upon it instead of just sitting around and hoping to receiving nice comments after submitting something. Give, to receive.
Here I show you the basic concept of commenting, to make yourself a better commenter; and I don't mean being a 'good' commenter since everyone comments in his or her own way. That i
Tutorials and techniquesQuite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.Tutorials and techniques4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
Get my Painters brushesFor those who just entered to this journal because of the title im fully dissapointed, the real title is this one:Get my Painters brushes6 years ago in Personal More Like This
UNDERSTANDING AND CUSTOMIZING YOU OWN BRUSHES (Thats right, your OWN.)
Alot of people has been asking me about my brushes, like if they were magical, and my new colors were just because of them. Sorry to destroy the fantasy, but brushes dont work that way. Brushes has only one purpose and that is:
WHY ITS WRONG TO SHARE BRUSHES ON PAINTER, INSTEAD OF PHOTOSHOP?
Its REALLY EASY, to create a brush or even a category or capture a brush on Painter. The problem its that brushes on Painter dont behave exactly as Photoshop, what plays the mayor role on Painter is that makes brushes a bit better than Photoshop, a lot of people thinks that is blending, but thats not the real thing about Painter, its:
Brush tracking, plays a big role in how brushes behave, so you have the brush, need to callibrate brush tracking and then callibrate it for your hand,
Lackadaisy - PatreonI've recently left my job in the game industry so that I could focus more of my time and attention on Lackadaisy. Patreon is my weapon of choice in trying to see this to fruition.Lackadaisy - Patreon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If more Lackadaisy comic updates, illustrations, tutorials, mini-comics, books and other things interests you, please do check it out!
Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way,