Stock To Art - Same Pose FeatureA pose can be a great place to start, but there's so many ways it can go from there! Check out the work by all these different artists who started with the same pose in the SenshiStock gallery!Stock To Art - Same Pose Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Guardian of Heaven by ducky-overlordCaroline 3 by RikezaBewitching by EnjoyBoredom
Kailei by Addictedto-LifeRequest - Rin by MahaforLaura Shepard by MimePinkyAmy Pond Complete by hairwireDirty Paws by Faceless-Fantasy
Post-Apocalyptic Warrior Girl by ClearlyDarknessApocalypse Girl WIP by linnygorahrbang bang by lizzynewmOne by inkwishesDrake Photomanipulation by Erangot+She_Shot_Me_Down+ by Aadira
Tracking nidalee reworked face by megastaryThor by WaxBottleKvitka by ehresko
I'll live and fight for you by solochely
Black Wind by Robart523Cat and Mouse by jwebster45206
Humans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming HumanHumans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming Human3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
On March 1, 2012 the Nevada DMV issued the first license for a Google Driverless Car. The idea behind this innovation is that one day soon new technology will drive cars safer and more skillfully than humans, thus saving lives and billions of dollars in car crashes. How well this idea catches on is a bit questionable, given the powerful “romance” of driving one’s car, but it’s certainly an indicator of things to come in the daily intersection of human and artificial intelligence and mobility. There have always been those who have dreamed of stepping into a mechanical exo-skeletal-type “suit” and letting the engineering do the work, insta
Collection: Shine A LightCollection: Shine A Light3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Shine a Light
Light means so many things in our lives beyond mere illumination.
Cinematographers call the hour just before the sun sets “the magic hour.” Movie producers and directors schedule the shooting of love scenes and other important moments in their script to take advantage of the powerful effect that “magic hour” sunlight subliminally exerts on our psyches. The Dutch master painters of the 17th century were expert in focusing the eye on the “story
February Speed-paint Landscape Challenge!February Speed-paint Landscape Challenge!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: CHALLENGE STARTS TODAY!
Post finished works in the comments and it will be posted in this journal
With the success of the December challenge and being able to see the progress of the artists who contributed, it was definitely an incredible experience. So again I will be going to be doing another challenge, this time with the help of other artists. This months theme is Landscapes!
This is an area i am weak in and i would love to do this challenge with others who are looking to improve this part of their craft as well.
The way it works is there will be a photo designated for every other day. There is a two hour time limit with each piece, and my advice would be to use all of this time wisely. There will be two critiquing sessions one around the 15th, and the other at the end of the month so using all the time allotted would be to your benefit.
Only rule: NO TRACING!!!! We will tear you a new one in the critique so DONT DO IT!! We
First ThoughtsI usually never have anything interesting to say, at least with words. Thats probably why I am an artist, because sometimes words just don't quite say it well enough.First Thoughts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Being a sentimental fool also helps creativity, I can always rely on my admiration for beauty to create beautiful things. And what is life without beauty right?
I just want to say that there are so many amazing things in the world, people tend to overlook them and focus on the ugly things, because they're easier to focus on, I guess. Something that is beautiful may not always be what one would expect. I once witnessed the birth of my cat's kittens, I thought that was so beautiful, some people think I'm nuts..haha
Its so important to experience beauty through your own eyes, and to realize what you see is beautiful on your own terms, everyone is different. I once went on a 13-day ocean canoe trip, very rustic, sleeping in tents, fire-cooked food; it was life changing. I know that those ar
Poetic Meter: A Complete Reference ManualPoetic Meter: A Complete Reference ManualPoetic Meter: A Complete Reference Manual2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Earlier in the week BeccaJS posted an A-Z of Poetry Forms which received a great response from the community. This time around, we're bringing you a comprehensive list of meter. Even later in the week, LaBruyere will be bringing you a guide on how to make your fixed form poetry a reality. This article is a (complete as can be) reference for reliable patterns of poetic meter with a widely-accepted method of scansion used to define them. This article is intended for those who have somewhat of a grasp on what fixed form is! So before we dive into the article know what you're in for (lots of terminology and patterns). Here are some terms and symbols you should be aware of:
Caesura - A complete pause within a line of poetry, sometimes provoked by a mark of punctuation.
F.A.Q-If you have any questions that weren't already answered, this is the place to ask! :>F.A.Q3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My old account: :iconanarkeru:
Q: What tablet do you use?
A: I use a Wacom Intuos Pro medium.
Previously I used a Wacom Intuos4 medium (which is highly recommended, it's as good as my current one, I just switched tablets with my sister) and a Hanvon tablet (which I do not recommend).
Q: What program do you use?
A: Paint tool Sai for all of my drawings, and TVPaint for animating.
Q: What are your brush settings?
A: For sketching:
Q: When did you start drawing/how long have you been drawing?
A: I always drew a lot but I started drawing more frequently and seriously when I was 9.
Q: Do you take requests?
A: Only from friends, sorry!
Q: Do you do art trades?
A: Only with friends or people I watch.
Q: Do you want to work in the art industry in the future?
March Event: Favorite Champion TributeLast Month's Event: http://leagueoflegends.deviantart.com/journal/February-Monthly-Event-Be-My-Valentine-352290938March Event: Favorite Champion Tribute2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys, we're back with March's monthly event -- this time it's all about making tribute to our favorite champions! Any type of art is accepted for this event, (wallpapers, signatures, digital art, traditional art, stories, poems, plushies, etc etc) so create to your heart's content!
Basically, we all have a favorite champion (or two) right? So... here's the deal: all you have to do is create some artwork in tribute to your favorite champion and I'll post it up here for everyone to see! Which champion do YOU think will be the most popular?
In your submitted artwork, feel free to include your reasoning as to why that specific champion (or champions) is your favorite! Also, please post the link to your work here on the blog so it'll be easier for me to include it here. Thanks!
Have fun everyone, Happy March!
How to Paint Like Alex RiesOver the last year or so, I have created a series of tutorials for PSDTuts+.How to Paint Like Alex Ries2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of these are paid content, and a few are available for free! Here are some links for anyone interested.
Creating a Robot - http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illustration/futuristic-combat-robot/?search_index=2
Designing an Alien Floatplane - http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illustration/futuristic-extra-terrestrial-seaplane/?search_index=3
Designing Near Future Scifi Tech - http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illustration/technical-illustration-satellite/?search_index=5
Contests: July and AugustThis is official ContestsAndGiveaways group's contest listing. Visit our page to find more contests.Contests: July and August2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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:iconvinnieluv8: Outfit Design Contest ends July 24th OC, Digital or Traditional Media
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:iconblazingrosemary: Ship My OCs Contest ends July 26th OC, Digital Media
*EDITEDAGAIN* *EDITED* PIXEL IDs??? GET!!!HOLY BAWLZ*EDITEDAGAIN* *EDITED* PIXEL IDs??? GET!!!8 years ago in Personal More Like This
the pixel ID thing is catching on, i had no idea that a small joint ID that me, :iconendling: (although he's yet to post his, he's a busy man ), :iconvert-is-ninja: and :iconfayrenpickpocket: would, like, make people wanna do their own!!!!
THIS IS EXCITING AND FUN AND AWESOME AND THIS IS WHAT DA IS ALL ABOUT
MAKE MORE, PEOPLE!!! i was ORIGINALLY going to get the crew that started this and arrange it all up into a character select screen, but so many people are adding their own awesome entries that i have to rethink this shit to make room for ALL THE NEW CHALLENGERS
CHRIST this is making me so happy, hahaha.
so like. IF YOU WANNA MAKE ONE, THEN BY ALL MEANS MAKE ONE. we have a list that we want to GROW AND RISE AND ENGORGE (alex im thinking of you)
the font that i used is called 'arcadepix', and you can download it here: http://www.dafont.com/search.php?psize=m&q=arcadepix
NEW CHALLENGERS, GET???!?!?!??!!??!??!!one!11!1eleven!11!1onetwothreefour
no really GO MAKE
stop making excuses!i heard many people tell me that they want to make comics, they want to write them they want to draw them... but when i ask them why they don't have samples ready, it is always a barrage of excuses.stop making excuses!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so this year, on san diego comic con i met a guy that just in one simple swoop destroyed my patience for excuses.
meet Larime Taylor
you go here, you see this video... and you ask yourselves, do you want it hard enough.
this man is a storyteller at heart. his cmic is an intense one, really cool and i recommend it it is available for preorder, a voice in the dark. it is out in november. i don't usually promote stuf, rarely even my own, but i want to promote this because this man deserves it!
so stop looking for excuses, stop trying to find reasons why it cant be done, start working on ways to get it done.
you have one life... if you want to be a storyteller , be it! be a
Paul Tobin, There and Back AgainPaul Tobin, There and Back Again10 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.
ATB - An alternative to watermarks: MetadataWe have all seen watermarks on images, here on dA and around the internet. And even though they have become a necessary step in the aid of preventing art theft/misuse of art, they are not always ideal. It's really hard to signature or watermark an icon that is 50x50 pixels and still show it off, for example. And even in larger pieces of art, sometimes they just look ugly or, like the watermark option offered by dA, take up too much of the image.ATB - An alternative to watermarks: Metadata2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So what is the alternative?
Worldbuilding: Environments and Social StructuresAre you ready to build a world? Good!Worldbuilding: Environments and Social Structures2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
The Magic Gateway, by jerry8448. This is what we want to do with worldbuilding.
Worldbuilding is a complex process, because it is essentially creating the base of a different reality from our own. An author must pull together all the elements of a 'world', and capture that in text. This applies in any genre of writing. Even non-fiction has aspects of worldbuilding because it has setting and world details the same as fiction. In any genre, if the world is flat, the story will be flat and one of the best ways to build a fictional world is to know about one's own. Stories and readers both require an interesting and engaging place to go to, and our world, as well as any imagined one, can provide this! Because our world is the base of most human experiences, it is a great place to understand for both personal and writing reasons. If the author understands the sett
.she says.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
explain these things
to me -
i say the silence sort of ticks - my sadness
has a face, think blue, think black and grey, think sanguine
red, the end of may, he had a pulse too strong
for me to take,
i killed it, stripped it bare, i carried it right
to it's grave - i say and
my lungs, they feel like frost, they're filled with silver
light and sharpness, rattling pips, a scream - i stayed
inside my bed for weeks, i didn't eat, i didn't
dream - i think in fire, flame, volcano,
resurrect you, keep your name
inside me like a splinter
(i could not bring myself to say yes, but i think you know that)
Are you on the right track? + Fuck Talent!Am I on the right track?Are you on the right track? + Fuck Talent!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a thing people often wonder and think it's a complicated to find out, but it is actually pretty simple. It's a different question you need to ask yourself based on different topics.
As for: Fuck talent! You'll find it if you scroll down
Topic 1: Am I on the right track to becoming a better artist?
Does your work from today, look closer to your initial goal than your work from last week? (this needs to be both in skill and idea.)
Good skills: Honing your technique, training you muscle memory, being more knowledgeable about your tools and art rules. With art rules I mean: Perspective, form, light, texture, composition.
Good ideas: Storytelling, characteristics, charm, emotion and design. Not just making things look polished but also convey something more, something that brings it to life and speaks to pe
.night stalks.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
through the streets
he is collecting -
i lay my bones
on the pavement
evenly spaced, but
i know that he won't
really like this,
my spine whispers,
i think you need
to stand up for yourself -
you bottomless pit
you're small small
enough to push
into that lake -
i wonder how much
rain i could fit in my mouth
before it's considered
half full, and
how many branches of the family
i could fell
before it's considered
and the black
it starts in the top left
hand corner, i see it when i lay
on my bed,
it splits itself four
the first to my eyes,
my mouth, my hands
then my head
on the metal, i lay
in the bath
i breathe out and i feel
(they aren't quite clean enough)
How to Plot Like a GrimIn ten simple steps, you too can plot like a Grim.How to Plot Like a Grim2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
1. Get an idea
This can be a brief snippet of dialogue. Or an ending that just seems perfect. Sometimes it's just the concept of what I'd like to see a character go through. I write that down. Usually it doesn't see the cold light of day for at least a couple months, but when I've thought about it long enough and can't seem to get the idea out of my head, that's when I sit down and start plotting things out a bit.
2. Work out the basic plot
Now that I've got the idea, I need to work out the basic details. But how do I do that? Well, I write it down. Then I think about the different angles to get to that idea. I write those down. If it's dialogue, who's talking? What do they feel? Who are they talking to? If it's a snippet of a scene, who's in the scene? Why are they there? What are they doing? What's going on outside of that scene?
Study Tips!So~ Sweet bookwormtiff@ twitter asked me for some study tips, so I thought to make a "short" journal. Hopefully some people will find it useful! :iconleeblushplz:Study Tips!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I personally had many study problems through my highschool years. Tried many things, some didn't work, some did So here is what I've figured works best for me so far!
Note: Everyone has their own ways and tricks to study. I'm just sharing my own here. It doesn't mean they are the best or that they will work for everyone! For example, someone once told me their tip: Record your own voice reading out loud the text. I tried it out....I got an F on the next test :iconrazycryplz:
Step 1: Environment!
Make sure you're studying in a silent room with a good atmosphere, and lots of light! Studying in a dark room makes you tired faster ;3; Also bad for your eyes!
Also try to avoid distractions:
Don't have the laptop open unless you need to study with it.
Don't study on t
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
RWBY POV ProjectsRWBY POV Projects1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well since vol 2 already out for sometime & show us new characters, i should get POV thing ready.
If you new to my DA then POV - Point of view is when i use teams in RWBY & put them in a situation that they be together with you (either yourself, your OC or other characters in RWBY if you prefer). You can check older POV here http://shikniful.deviantart.com/gallery/50851314/POV-Project
Also since there quite a lot characters show up now, i not gonna do 2 team/ POV like with RWBY & JNPR anymore, 1 team/POV took enough time to make already & i won't reuse old POV for new chars as well.
Now for the cast (not sure for some group since new characters may pop up sudden like Neo or maybe Winter too).
- RWBY: Ruby, Weiss, Blake, Yang.
- JNPR: Janne, Nora, Pyrrha, Rin (Janne & Rin are my gender bender version of Jaune & Ren).
- Other: Velvet, Coco, Penny, Glynda (not sure about putting Glynda in or not, as i said there may some new char show up).
- Villains: C
SurrealismSurrealism2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
orld War I (1914-1918) was a human catastrophe
that devastated Western civilization and mocked the hope inherent in “modernism”. The sheer volume of the war’s slaughter was beyond belief. The horror of it all destroyed the trust in science, medicine and technology as the golden gateway to a harmonious and peaceful future for humanity. All that was thought to be good had been twisted to the evil purpose of a global war. A global sense of hopefulness was replaced with a global sense of fear and loathing.
Salvador Dali autosodomized
Introducing the Timeline of DeviantArt!Introducing the Timeline of DeviantArt!3 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Introducing the Timeline of DeviantArt!
Good morning Callisto VIII...
DeviantArt.com will celebrate its 15th birthday in August 2015. While many online communities have come and gone during the last decade and a half, DeviantArt remains because of our passionate and committed community. In that time, we've celebrated many milestones, and it became apparent we were in need of a place to share our victories and our challenges. And since we want to move toward more complete transparency with the community, what better time to also showcas