Found PoetryIf you look around on dA, you'll find categories of art that you didn't even know exist. One of my favorites is Found Poetry, where artists take words from books and magazines to create something new. Some poems are funny, some are odd, and some-- like the last one-- are strangely moving.
supper. by KatDiestel
cut up by derkert
total baldness by derkert
staring at white images, by yesterdayx
June 2014 Traditional Art DD Round-up:iconjane-beata:June 2014 Traditional Art DD Round-up6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Features by jane-beata
Arcana Ma'am by RossanaCastellinoIV of Swords by ElvenstarArtEuterpe by ivosirakovAlone In The Woods by cuddliimuddliiWeg im Fasanengarten (Path in the Woods) by Art-deWhillchase by valuing-a-lifecrystals by art418Girl in the moon by PhantagrafieEvening by Pavel-KlementevBethonabox by graemebA Widow's Weeds by CaroleHumphreysSpace Circuit Doodle II by jenthestrawberryFeeling by meshchaninov-vadimreally quiet by proxi-mity#146 Bad News by 365-DaysOfDoodlesPhilipok by Takir
Features by deshrubber
Flowers of Innocence by RoxaneLysLitha by mcalandraFREEDOM FIGHTER. by badass-artistAlphabet soup by SamanthaJordaanSummer times by AuroraWienholdHumming by rokkihurttaDad by MeikeZaneSong of hope by BritaSeifertLeonardo's brain by TeresAnimaDwarfen merchant by VaejounSaint by RhynWilliamsHOUSE OF BONES by WaldekBorowskithe last flowers by TanyaShatsevaPonderosa Triptych by outsidelogicThe green-eyedby by kosharik69
Features by STelari
The dragon in buddhism by lubo-09The Soul of War by Olivier-VilloingtThis Mountain Sleeps by green-teaFinally free by rarazet113 Song For Peace by lituhayuHonoured Guest by LaurenBehanKarelian Spirits by kiisseliThe Furry Monster fix'd her Eyes above by tdylanBook Illustration by VNC-ChildrenTraffic by David681Fly Away with Me by Evanira+ The Woods on His Back + by ShePaintsWithBloodFraktur by mekhz:thum
August 2014 Traditional Art DD Round-up:iconstelari:August 2014 Traditional Art DD Round-up4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Features by STelari
Kote in The Rain by ilonaxxxJonah's Torment by OmriKoreshGhosts by Eldanismummers by AokiAvsenSome People Call Me The Space Cowboy by herringbonnesnon va mai via by leilaliliumDisabled by Nemo-SodaNIght by CaitlinHackettPossibilities by KisukiieEye painting by gimgamsBehind the mind of a Pagan God. by DavidjulianlopezViktor Kraft i ptica by getoartLady of the Forest by orafaerygirlMarsh Blueberries by NikkolainenKobietawczerwonejsukiencezpsemnaramieniuuus by 14uBeth by FiguraArtoPerch by EleihnaDream Legacy by TomasProchazkaContemplate by SomniVisionThe Garden in the Valley of the Stars by TolkyesUntitled by syuka-taupe
Features by jane-beata
Manifestation of Light by eddiecalzInnocent Heart by KuomaLa Morrigan by Yoann-Lossel1 by gensan613Teatime by Acrymat...all I could think of was flowers by KatePowellArtAnticipation by pnmunozCarrion by navateMetamorphosis-Cardinal bird by KlarEmTo portray your soul by LucyHudecovaSaraswati by KatiaHonourThe Native by ronmonroeDreamteller by Fredrik-RattzenSoar/Sore by BonniemarieInsatiable voracity (oil on canvas) by DanielCaroOn the third day by bohomaz13Crossing in the Rain by DusanMalobabicGirl in gold by kovacsannabrigittaMoche woman with quarz necklace by eva21nescoMillie the Sea Witch by CreateYourArtChoose!!! by DirtyDuselHorse by Laniidae7
Features by deshrubber
Bull by TimurKhabirov:thum
Legal Free MusicLegal Free Music2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I didn't bother with Spotify at first because I figured it had only mainstream music, but it actually has a huge variety. It does have mainstream music, but it also has loads of obscure/indie songs (yes, I'm a hipster. :iconhipstermikeyplz It's an excellent place to discover new music. These are some of its features:
1. You can make playlists with any songs you want and post them on Facebook or Tumblr or share them with a link. You can also search for playlists to find new music.
2. There are several applications you can download that offer more playlists, musician info, etc. (available for free in the program, so you don't have to download them from outside sources.) My favorite is Sifter, which works similar to Pandora: you type in a song and it gives you several similar songs. I've discovered great music that way.
3. You can read biographies of most bands and musicians, and find similar artists.
4. Like I said, it has incredible variety. It
Interesting watercolour journalsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of useful and interesting articles on the subject.Interesting watercolour journals6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor papers review by KmyeChanThe magic of Polish watercolors by Feidhelm
Watercolor Paper Sizing - Why it Matters by windfalconCommunity AquaTip - Internet Watercolor Resources by watercoloristsSharing some advice on Watercolors and Ink. by Nicole-Marie-Walker
Pretty Pages for Non-Premium MembersPretty Pages for Non-Premium MembersPretty Pages for Non-Premium Members8 months ago in Personal Journal More Like This
One afternoon, you are randomly browsing a deviantART and then you see a piece of art you really like. Hoping to see more amazing art similar to the piece you have just seen, you go to the page of the deviant who made the afore mentioned artwork and notice that the deviant is a Premium Member. He/she has a beautiful page that has plenty of gallery skins, custom widgets, polls, journal skins, etc. then you remember the horrible truth: You are a non-Premium member and as such you cannot use these amazing features. You feel dejected and angry at yourself for not having enough points/cash for a Premium Membership. Because you don't have a Premium Membership and you think you'll never have enough points or cash to get one, you deactivate your dA account and go cry in a corner.
OK, maybe you don't do all that, but you do sometimes get jealous of the things Premium Members can do on their page, right? Please say yes; I'd feel so embarrassed if I was
Colour Feature: BLUEColour Feature: BLUE2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Desperately Autumn by TanjaMariaDay 21 - At the divide by MonsterBrand
~ Cold as Ice ~ by Nilennain drops. by BlueberryblackSerenity by CecilyAndreuArtwork
Krokus4 by feigenfruchtWinds of Aiolos by AiniTolonen
.:White as Snow:. by Manon-BlutsanguenPapillon en blue sur bleu by hyneige
Getting Started in ComicsI got a great ask in my Tumblr about getting started in comics, and thought there were some watchers that might be looking for similar guidelines. So ... I figured I'd repost hereGetting Started in Comics5 months ago in Personal More Like This
A little background, I had been putting off making Infinite Spiral since high school (that’s over 10 years). I would start then stop, because I had it in my head it wasn’t good enough-like it had to be this epic, perfect narrative. That’s not how learning to tell stories works … and the longer I waited, the closer it got to “you’ll never tell this story.” I was introduced to comics through a class in grad school, where I was studying serious game design. And it hit me there, if I don’t start telling this story, I will never, ever get it out there. I have to stop worrying about being “good enough.” And I’
SuffocationI'm su-su-su-su-suffocating.Suffocation4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Squeeze my throat. I'm still waiting
For my su-su-su-suffocation.
Gag my mouth. Twist this rope.
Stroke this neck and crush my throat.
I want this su-su-suffocation.
Clasp it tight. I can't breathe
This lack of breathe is all I need.
Let me have my su-suffocation.
Clenching hands. Eyes go blind
Numb my heart, its pulse, my mind.
I love this suffoca ---
Broken neck. Lolling head.
No feeling now. Thank God I'm dead.
5 ways to get things doneDear, deviantart fellow artists5 ways to get things done6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Continuation of my journal post "5 reasons why we fail to get things done"
Often we try to be as productive as possible - so many things to do, so many artworks to make. But then comes the procrastination, indecisiveness, lazyness and other excuses that come in our way. How to deal with them, how to accomplish all we ever wanted..? Here are my 5 tips for you that I have been doing for a while and I hope that It'll help you too.
1. 3 tasks for a day.
In the morning or in the previous evening write down 3 main things you want/need to do in a day. Be realistic, but strive for the things that will help you develop the skill, move you closer to bigger goals. Check them, change them depending on each day and cross them over when you have made them happen. You will k
Traditional PaintingsI feel like sometimes we focus too much on the cutesy, polished stuff on DA's front page and don't see the less popular but far more powerful artwork. Traditional art offers so much depth and subtlety. Here are some of my favorite paintings. Enjoy the rich colors and textures.Traditional Paintings2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Towards the End of Time by joakimnordin
Clouds by lychi
Winter by yelou
Lost by kaiserknife
Alice in wonderland by faQy
Heart of the Sunrise by Bluefingers
Tea PaintingArtist's ToolboxTea Painting3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It smells lovely and gives beautiful sepia tones and great textures - what's not to love about tea and coffee painting?
Different effects and shades can be acquired by using different kinds of tea. Black tea is the easiest to use, since it's also the easiest to make the darkest essence with it, while white tea and green tea are much harder in this manner. I prefer teabags (only for painting though), but using leafy tea can create interesting textures, if you leave the leaves on paper until the whole layer dries. You can use tea bags as stamps!
Painting with coffee is similar, although the differences in shade aren't that significant. You need to be careful with instant coffee - thick layers can get sticky and shiny even after it's dry. Ground coffee and textures go along very well, if you leave the grounds on paper, ju
[Owls II][Owls II]1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
White owl by CeyhunSen
Safe and Sound by Rinian Cute owl pillow by mjdaluz
Forest diary by Keila-the-fawncat Shamancats Night in October by juralga-nord
reading owl by da-bu-di-bu-da sweet nothings 5. by ilmari-nen
booh by riskonelook Barn Owl by linneaphoto
Tyto Alba by Schoelli Bubo bubo by thrumyeye
2014 - 25 Fluffy by W0LLE
Chicks are awesome by phalalcrocorax
So much to assumeThis is nothing new. I've been observing it for quite a long time in various places, including my personal surroundings. I work with traditional media and take care of traditional art category on dA. People, basing on these two facts, very often assume that I dislike digital art, fan art or manga, or treat them as inferior, or name it whatever else that way. I receive comments that place traditional art (as in, not only the dA category, but generally) above any other types of art, with the commenter usually expecting me to agree - but not because they treat their opinion as the "right" one, which is what you'd mostly expect, but because they think they are speaking about my opinion, somewhat more than theirs.So much to assume6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
And that is, my fellow deviants, something I extremely despise of. It's only yet to be decided if it's the "anything other than traditional is inferior" part or the "this surely must be my opinion" assumption that puts me off more.
Let's go back to that countdow
Arthur RackhamArthur Rackham was born on the 19th of September 1867 in London and died of cancer at the age of 71 in Limpsfield, Surrey. He's considered to be one of the most recognisable artists of the Golden Age of Illustration in Europe, along with John Bauer and Theodor Kittelsen.Arthur Rackham2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
He was born in a big family - it's enough to mention that he had 11 siblings, but surely plenty of you knows that it wasn't quite unusual in the XIX century and earlier. We know that in his youth, Rackham's health was rather poor - hence he travelled to Australia with his two aunts to improve his condition.
After he returned, he began studying at the Lambeth School of Art. In 1892 he started working as a r
Face Your Avatar...A Social ExperimentFace Your Avatar4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Being a member of deviantART and having developed many amazing connections with other members, I feel that deviantART is a very personable and friendly place. However, depending on where you go on deviantART, what symbol you have, or the kind/quality of artwork you submit, you could have a very different perspective of the deviantART community. With such inequity, I got thinking about the communication dynamics that exist deviantART. Having taken too many communication classes in college, I can tell you that the fundamental principle of communication is that communication does not happen in isolation. Interpersonal communication is contextual, and its something that we need to always be mindful of when crafting social experiences. That said, I'm starting a social experiment to improve interpersonal communication on deviantART. Please allow me to explain...
Colour Feature: GREENColour Feature: GREEN2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
120 by YanaBondareva
Strange Island by MonsterBrand
Rust...behind me by ALEXANDRA-BANUTHomage V by LuciaConstantinMadame Poupee by MADmoiselleMeli
Ross creek 16 by shadowfoxcreativeThe Cauldron by vincentfavre
Vintage wind by AlexandraSophie
Testing LightfastnessAh, watercolors - a skilled artist can make them look so fresh and easy! Without confidence in your paints and the affect that water has on them they can run amok.Testing Lightfastness6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Light can cause pigments to change drastically, which was something I wanted to see for myself. This project gave me a big jolt of confidence in my materials! Plus, a lot of hands on practice with graded washes.
Even when the paints faded or changed color, it was a big help to see exactly what those changes looked like - it is one thing to read about it, but so much nicer to learn by doing and seeing.
There are lightfastness testing kits available for sale, and several different methods of testing paints and pencils. I like this method because I didn't have to buy anything new, such as picture frames.
All that is required is to paint out some swatches, cut them in half, and then expose half to sunlight and hide the other half in darkness.