Evolution of ArtEvolution of Art2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Gift of Madefire
Foreword by techgnotic
depthRADIUS is pleased and proud to present Liam Sharp as a guest writer and welcome his editorial prowess as our newest contributing writer. Liam is legendary as the sci–fi comic book artist, writer and publisher enfant terrible of Britain, his career having begun with 2000 AD magazine. He went on as artist, scripter and short story writer for publications such Heavy Metal and Vampirella. He started his own publishing company, Mam Tor, to self–publish Sharpenings: the Art of Liam Sharp
Collection: Haunted HousesCollection: Haunted Houses2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Coming across a deserted house, whether hidden by the distance of a rolling countryside or by the shadows of adjoining city ghetto dwellings, is like stumbling across an unnoticed, unburied corpse. It is obviously dead now, but once it was full of lives. Coming across a haunted house is different. Deserted or still occupied, it is a place where lives, unsatisfied, have refused to move on into a full death. The houses reflect their tenants. They are living dead structures, refusing to return to dust.
“What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow”
– Mary Shelley
PIONEERS SPACE ARTISTS DD - FEATURE #8Hello guys,PIONEERS SPACE ARTISTS DD - FEATURE #81 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This is a very special feature that is really dear to me, with a spicy taste of nostalgia and still awe and jaw dropping when looking at those artists.
This is a tribute to all the amazing space artists I met during my 4 years around here on dA, artists who are still active, pioneers in this digital style, or inactive on Deviantart but still not to be forgotten.
Artists you must have seen at least once here for they brought to life, feed on and on and still do, space scenes which fascinate me, give me fruit for thoughts, undoubtful inspiration to everyone who wants to grow in painting, photomanip or 3D style, serving art at its best, helping each other.
Space art is a real community, almost like a learning school, a commuity which has all my respect which I am proud belonging to.
Serving space art gallery today as a CV is a great honor as formerly some of those below did too and served the best way they could.
Thank you for all tha
Know your Basics - TexturesThere are a lot of tutorials out there on how to create / photograph texture as well as how to use them on a technical level, but the question of why and when to use textures is rarely touched. This article wants to fill that gap and therefore looks at texures from a slightly different perspective.Know your Basics - Textures2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textures in Manips as you know them
For a photomanipulator, the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word "texture" are images that can be used in soft light or overlay mode to texture a manipulation or parts thereof. What most manipulators therefore have in mind, are images like the following:
Beautiful textures, sure, and useful, too, but have you ever thought of doing more with them than the aforementioned overlays? And have you ever considered using other kinds of textures, too?
A more objective look at Textures
The following definition is an excerpt
Collection: CreaturesCollection: Creatures2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In ancient tradition, Halloween was thought to be the night of the year when the realms of the living of the living and the dead came the closest together, enabling evil spirits and demons to hop over to our side to make mischief. For centuries the Church made very serious studies of what these hellacious creatures were actually thought to look like. Today, “creature imagining” is just a creative exercise and a way of having fun. Thank goodness none of our deviantART artists are drawing any of the subjects of this collection from live models. (Then again, just maybe…)
“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”
Cutie Mark Crusaders Icons:iconsweetiebellerocker::iconsweetiebelle-fim::iconsweetiebelleplz::iconsweetiedisappointplz::iconsweetiebelleshyplz::iconsweetieunimpressplz::iconsweetiebelleyayplz::iconsweetiesinisterplz::iconsweetiebellederelle::iconsweetiebellebwaaaplz::iconsweetiederelleplz::iconsweetiebelleyay2plz::iconreallylikehermaneplz::iconireallylikehermane::iconsweetiebellederpplz::iconsweetiebellohmyplz::iconsweetietrollplz::iconshipperbelleplz::iconsweetieyellplz::iconsweetiebellescootplz::iconsweetienotsureplz::iconsweetieepiphanyplz::iconsweetieohcomeonplz::iconsweetiebotplz::iconsweetiesmileplz::iconthrackerzodplz::iconsweetiebellplz::iconsweetiepweaseplz::iconnowyoufuckedupplz::iconraribelleplz::iconsweetieblinkplz::iconsweetiebelleshakeplz::iconsweetiecutie-plz::iconsweetiebathplz:Cutie Mark Crusaders Icons3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our Wearable Tech FutureOur Wearable Tech Future2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Our Wearable Tech Future
By istickboy & Truepicturesinc
Android by ltluan
What if you could wear your computer or smartphone as a neck tattoo someday?
Motorola has patented the concept of an "electronic skin tattoo" for your throat, equipped with an "embedded microphone" and "a transceiver for enabling wireless communication." This futuristic tattoo would help you communicate with smartphones, personal computers or other "mobile communication devices."
The Princesses Icons:iconprincesslunaplz::iconnightmaremoonplz::iconnight-princess-luna::iconalfalfalunaplz: :iconlunasadplz::iconewwwnoplz::iconalfalfalunaplz::iconhappyprincesslunaplz::iconlunachallegeaccepted::iconprincesslunahappyplz::iconsarcasticlunaplz::iconmostwonderfullunaplz::iconohlunaplz::iconshockedlunaplz::iconmolunaplz::iconlunahuzzahplz::iconartthoumadplz::iconlunabadgeplz::iconlunamadplz::iconlunadeliciousplz::icongrinninglunaplz::iconlunaapplenomplz::iconlunaispleasedplz::iconlunadoubledfunplz::iconforeveralunaplz::iconnewlunaisseriousplz::iconnewprincesslunaplz::iconlunashappyplz::iconprincesslunashyplz::iconprincesslunaummplz::iconlunadatflankplz::iconnightmarelunaplz::iconlunasmilesplz::iconlunamlpplz::iconmlplunaplz::iconlunaisnothappyplz::iconmissprincessluna::iconlunagaspplz::iconlunaisayplz::iconninjalunaplz::iconscaredlunaplz::iconlunaisconfusedplz::iconlunaissadplz::iconlunaisdisappointplz::iconlunaponyplz::iconlunasaluteplz::icondreadpiratelunaplz::iconlunafunplz::iconnsfwoonapThe Princesses Icons3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Collection: Easy RidersCollection: Easy Riders2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The tragedy of owning a motorcycle is that it sometimes must be “driven” instead of “ridden.” One must occasionally “drive” one’s bike to the store for a loaf of bread or to execute some other mundane activity unworthy of being a “motorcycle rider.” One is meant to ride, not drive, a bike—as it were a contentious beast forever being tamed. A bike should not be just a vehicle for the conveyance of bodies and materials. Riding should be transformative. A rider becomes one with the natural world being riven in twain by the wake of his bike’s passing. A rider becomes a living metaphor. A rid
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Tomb Raider Reborn ContestTomb Raider RebornTomb Raider Reborn Contest2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 3,000 pixels in the shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.
Download the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas.
Read the Official Rules & create your interpretation of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
Enter your unique Lara Croft image into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.
Photomanipulations - How do I do it?First of all - Thanks to everyone that added Snow Leopard to their favourites and thanks to all of my new watchers (as of writing this journal and since uploading Snow Leopard, there have been 281 of you!)Photomanipulations - How do I do it?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've had quite a few questions lately as to how I do my photomanipulations. I'm self-taught and my methods have been developed completely out of trial and error. They may not be the best or most efficient ways to get to the end result, but they've served me well so far. I don't really have a proper tutorial, but here's a super quick and nasty ten step guide I chucked together of how I create my photomanips (I use Adobe Photoshop CS5.5):
Get a photo of someone you want to manipulate and once you have that, start looking through the stock photos and photography sections for a photo of an animal, but make sure that the lighting conditions and angle that the photo is taken at are similar in both photos
Twilight Sparkle and Spike Icons:icontwilightsparkleplz::icontwilight-sparkle::icontwilightnoesplz::icontwilightfacehoofplz::icontwilightderpplz::iconfacehoofplz::icontwilightfirerageplz::icontwilight-rageplz::iconsadtwilightplz::icontwilightponyplz::iconhappytwilightplz::icontwilighteyerollplz::icontwilightshappyplz::icontwilightfillyplz::icontwilightconfusedplz::icontwilightrageplz::icontwilightheeplz::icontwilightdanceplz::iconsarcastictwilightplz::iconclopplz::iconcantclopplz::iconmegustatwiplz::icontwilightomfgplz::icontwilightwtfplz::icontwilightwhatplz::icontwilightsmileplz::iconwtftwilightplz::icontwilightbookfortplz::icontwilight-rapefaceplz::icontwilightepicsmileplz::icontwilighthappyplz::iconpsychotwilightclap::iconinsanetwilightplz: :iconcreepytwilightplz::iconcrazytwilightplz::icontwilightscaryderpplz::icontwilightscaryplz::iconplottingtwilightplz::icontwilightcrazyplz::icontwilightbookfortplz::icontwipinkiesmileplz::icontwilightrapeface::iconflankoflifeplz::iconsoakingtwilightplz::icontwilightchallengepTwilight Sparkle and Spike Icons3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Back to the Enchanted WoodsBack to the Enchanted Woods2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Back to the Enchanted Woods
THE SIDHE by painted-bees
Once upon a time…
Bbefore there was a boy wizard named Harry Potter or anything much was known about events occurring a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… there was the oral tradition of telling fairy tales, the first wonderful basic form of education in the lives of all the children in the world. Civilization was just getting underway with cities and towns and tiny hamlets taking shape in cleared patches of real estate carved out of the primeval European woods. In doing research on line it is
Concept vs Visual AestheticRecently, on my piece I got into an interesting discussion that I find would be of importance to some of my watchers, despite the person being helpless in said discussion and just looking to waste their time.Concept vs Visual Aesthetic9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Basically, I encountered yet another person who cannot grasp the difference between concept and visual aesthetic, and is quick to brand any widespread concept as similar to some popular piece of media that utilized such a concept.
I personally define visual aesthetic in concept art as series of image elements, art techniques and stylistic patterns that unify an array of objects in art into a single, wholesome, stand-out microcosm which is recognized by these elements. It's what allows us to relate a piece of art to a certain time period ("that's so 80's!"), a culture ("typically oriental stuff!") or movement ("absolutely baroque!").
A concept, on the other hand, is a concept – an idea made into flesh. The concept might have a definitive visual aesthe
My deviantART StoryIt has now been over 10 years since I first decided to join deviantART and little did I know then, this decision would end up forging my entire life and career.My deviantART Story5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I wish I remembered exactly how it all started, but I'm going to go with my best guess and say I heard about it from another student when I started college back when I had just turned 18. Up until then I had been using various art forums such as wcreplays.com, animex.com, sijun.com and cgsociety.org so the discovery of a portfolio website was a pretty cool thing.
I started posting on here and got moderate attention, I had been drawing for a long time at that point so my art was in a state where it was at least interesting to look at. If anything it was a fantastic place to get inspiration and look at art from amazingly talented artists.
It wasn't until I decided to color the line-art for the following piece that everything really started.
The Great and Powerful Trixie Icons:icontrixieumadplz::icontrixeeyebrowsplz::icontrixieohnoesplz::iconmlptrixieplz::icontrixieconfident::icontrixieconfusedplz::icontrixiedeviousplz::icontrixiecondescendsplz::icontrixieohnoplz::icontrixieohohplz::iconattentionhorse1plz::iconattentionhorse2plz::iconattentionhorse3plz::icontrixieswag::iconeviltrixieplz::icontrixieawesomeplz:The Great and Powerful Trixie Icons3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Secondary and Background Pony Icons:icondiscordapproved1plz::icondiscordapproved2plz::iconmlpdiscordyuno1plz::iconmlpdiscordyuno2plz::icondiscorddanceplz::icondiscordtrollplz::icondiscordtrollfaceplz::icondiscord-plz::icondiscordumadplz::icondiscordderpplz::icondrinkingtheglassplz::icongoodluckeveryponyplz::iconfancydiscordplz::icondiscordishappyplz:Secondary and Background Pony Icons3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Collection: Space ArtCollection: Space Art2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There was once a time when art depicting the lands west of the Appalachian Mountains as pristine wilderness awaiting exploration was censured by church and state as distracting from more important matters of the common pieties of home life. But there have always been those who need visions of grander realms for the journeys they can only dream of experiencing, but that may one day be rest stops on their great–great–grandchildren’s celestial road maps.
“In space, race doesn't matter, nationality doesn't matter. In space, you see the world as a globe and you don't see the boundaries.”
– Maggie Aderin–Pocock
A pleasant poem by Alchestbreach :3'Twas the night before christmasA pleasant poem by Alchestbreach :32 years ago in Personal More Like This
And all through the house
Not a creature was stirring
Not even a HOLY SHIT RADROACH
The children were sleeping, the parent's were too
The smell of dried dog shit stuck to their shoes
When a clickity slam and a bingity bosh
Crashed onto the roof
"What's that? Oh my gosh!"
Cindy Don Dinkface and Timmy Ton Mace
Ran down to the living room with excitement on their face
And who stood near the fire, a man all in red
He turned around and smiled
"You're gonna wish you were dead."
He pulled out a rifle and pushed down his pants
"Get ready for christmas, now let's do this dance."
He pushed and he puffed and he spread christmas cheer
All over Cindy's face and Timmy's little ear
The parent's came running, what a horrible sound
But they only found the two curled up on the ground
And so santa escaped on his magic jetpack
"SUCK MY DICK YOU LOSERS NEXT YEAR I'LL BE BACK"