Robin Williams - May you finally find peace.Robin Williams - May you finally find peace.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
They will say:
He had a spark.
He made me smile.
He made me laugh.
He was more than a face in the crowd.
He will never know what he meant to others.
But is that just Robin Williams, or isn't that all of us.
Depression tells us, no matter what anyone else has to say, it has exclusive rights on the truth. But depression tells us lie after lie. Depression hates you more than anyone else could. Depression repeats and multiplies all the hurts the world dishes out.
Depression does not know your true value.
No matter how loudly depression shouts, there is reason not to listen. Please know that whatever hate it may spew, you are worth more because you are you.*
Art by Bree-Leeds
TIPS AND ADVICEOver the last few weeks I’ve been getting lots of requests for tips and advice. So I thought instead of answering each one I will give an overall guide to what I’ve learnt over the last year using graphite. And some of the things I’m going to say may sound very obvious but I’m trying to cater for artists of all levels so just ignore the bits you already know (I apologise for how long this is).TIPS AND ADVICE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But before I go on I must point out though, that I am no expert and this is just what I’ve found works for me so may not work for everyone. And I have only really started getting used to using graphite pencils recently, as I had not drawn for 11 years until September 2012. And so I am still learning myself and have only found out what works for me from allot of practising and trial and error. Also I am not going to go into doing skin textures as I’m still learning what works and it’s far too complicated to describe on here.
Firstly you are onl
Double FeatureFinest of art below, but first a reminder:Double Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
THREE IN THREE - The Art Game ! It is Fun - Also for YOU !
Two more weeks go. Follow entries coming in at http://eintoern.deviantart.com/favourites/55840004
Ask the Art Professor:an advice column for artists“Ask the Art Professor” is a new series of blog posts written by RISD Professor Clara Lieu. An advice column for visual artists, this is your chance to ask a seasoned professional questions about being an artist, the creative process, career advice, a technical question about a material, etc. Read past articles here: claralieu.wordpress.com/ask/Submit your question by emailing Clara Lieu at clara(at)claralieu.com, or by sending a note to ~claralieu. claralieu.deviantart.com/ All questions will be posted anonymously, and you’ll receive notification when your question is online.Ask the Art Professor:an advice column for artists2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This might be useful to you! So take a look (:
Raw-Nature Feature 10Here are just a few of the beautiful images that have been accepted into the group this weekRaw-Nature Feature 102 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Art is my DRUG :)Hello everybodyArt is my DRUG :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
by far, this is the biggest doodle ive ever done in my life and i think im going to make more big artwork like this later in the future.
it took a lot of time to make it , it has so much marker ink that smells really strong �,a lot of inspirations to create the patterns and also a lot of FUN.......!!!!
i think making arts is all about having fun. it is about making yourself happy.
art is about deliberating yourself to make something that you really like. it is your personal taste, your personal choice.
And now that i have finally found my passion, which is obviously art and i enjoy making it, i finally feel free to say that ART IS MY DRUG.
i hope you guys also find what your passion is, and if you want to do something and you know it is good for you, just do it.
just do it like there's no tomorrow. we don't know what will happen in the future, but we k
The 'Method'I'm often asked if I use a projector, a printed canvas or grid for my paintings.The 'Method'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To be blunt, the answer is simple 'no'.
I do use several vertical & horizontal lines as the guide to put the object in the right position
only when the canvas is big(over 1m high).
The reason I don't use those technical methods is simple;
I'm an old-fashioned man!
I consider myself more of an old craftsman than an artist in modern-day concept.
For me, practicing and perfecting my craft is as important as creating a good piece of art.
Some people say the process doesn't matter as long as you have a good outcome, but I don't believe that.
I don't feel completely happy with the outcome even though it looks near-perfect if I don't feel that my hard work is involved.
I may work much faster and easier if I use a projector or a printed canvas,
but I'd rather train myself harder and harder to be a more skilled and versatile painter.
After all, you won't need to spend that much money on buying a projector and print
Every 100 Hugs = 10 Points! (Easy kiriban)You guys noticed my new feature of earning points by just screenshooting the hugs counter.Every 100 Hugs = 10 Points! (Easy kiriban)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since it overwhelmed at the moment I posted it, I made a journal specifically for comments of screenshots just to go here!
The rules are simple, every 100 hugs I get on my counter (it's closer to the bottom of my page), I will give 10 points to the deviant that screenshots it first! :'D
This is a easier type of kiriban because how many times you can click is unlimited!
Now go try now! Go to my page! artvelocity
Invite your friends to join the madness for a chance to win!
Comment your screenshot below!
I'll try to keep all the winners posted here.
N/A = means no winner. Either nobody got it or I messed up.
IF YOU WANT POINTS IT MUST BE THE EXACT NUMBER.
If you've won. Allow other people to win please. (I won't choose previous winners anyways..)
Weekly FeaturesHey guys, here is another weekly features.Weekly Features1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome all new members.
Help us ---> We want MOL to become a supergroup. Help us by donating here: donation poll. Thanks.
Laundry Day by Deborah-Valentine I Am Legend by DaveAllsop Transhuman Dawn by jflaxman 521 by moldyb Imperial priest by CG-Zander LUNA SANGRE by mistertrece Hawk - finished by drSIDDHI FLY, NIGHTINGALE by Badusev H.R. Giger Tribute - Alien and Me by SkavenZverov Spring Waltz by CrowsReign Alien HR Giger Xenomorph Tribute by l3raindead Emptiness - Complex her by lunzh To the light by StrigoiVii Extended Becoming by offermoord City of the 7th Moon of Eron by peimar Nazi Zombies by Joe-Roberts No Turning Back by FiguraArto Black Dragon Coin by DartGarry Envy by Goodnight-Melbourne Dark Things by Andreabengeart Tranquil torrent in the mountains by Oksana007 Burning Suns - Recovery Drones by Ellixus Stones In A Pond by Trichardsen :thumb455303095: DRAGONS ATTACK by Byzwa-Dher Mind by Cindy-R :thumb455278127: Silence by Aegis-Illustration Commission: Star by KejaBlank Bright Eyes Full Art - Nanogyn by Eddy-Shinjuku Dagoth Ur by lukkar Angel from the sky by FlashW : and not to pull your halo down : by BastardPrince Worldgate by dustycrosley [Drawing] John Mayer - 10 000 pageviews by GenevieveViel :thumb
PE: Step into realismRealismPE: Step into realism2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What is realism?
Realistic art is art that captures so much detail, it looks almost real/photographic. Fantasy art can also be realism if it the level of shading/tones/ details create a photographic appearance. Realistic art is quite mind blowing. In realism, there are is no lineart. Usually, there is a giant range of tones and colors that breathe together. If it is monochrome, the tones are equally as varied, but greyscale instead.
Take a look at some breath taking pieces of art:
Celebrating Diversity HubWelcome to the Celebrating Diversity Hub This is a collection of all the articles that have been posted under this theme.Celebrating Diversity Hub2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We live in a world full of diversity, every day in real life and every day on dA. And it happens so often that a work of art is "slashed" simply because it is different than others. Because someone sees it and doesn't understand it and doesn't take the time to think about it.
People who react like that to art, follow the same thought process, that so many many people follow when it comes to Racism, Sexism, Homophobia: "This is different to me, therefore it must be wrong." You may wonder if that comparison may not be too harsh, but when we open they way for people to condemn what is different in the small things, like in this case Art, we open the path to that thought process taking shape in many more places.
Instead of hating on differences, we need to embrace them! Because differences make life so great! We don't want to live in a dull world where everyone think
Choose your RivalHi there Ryceballs it is I Ry-Spirit of the East. Here to talk about something that I have never mentioned much before.. And that is the topic of 'Rivals'.Choose your Rival2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ash had Gary Oak, Goku had Vegeta, Naruto had Sasuke. Do you believe that having a rival can help you improve in whatever you do? I do. I remember back in High School I got lots of praises from my classmates for being the greatest at drawing, I liked to draw in my diaries and homeworks alot Which explains why my marks were soooo FREAKIN TERRIBLE!. And there was a friend (I used the term very loosely) who would always try to find ways to make people feel like crap, this time it was no exception, he figured out what I liked and stabbed that piece of pure innocent heart with a sharp poisonous knife, he told me my drawings is poo compared to this other guy our year, I have never seen that guy's artworks before so my friend went as far as to sneak into the library storage room where everyone left their bags at, opened up the guy's bag an
Letter for my dear watcher!Hey!Letter for my dear watcher!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is :iconpixiecold: speaking, the sister of sanguisgelidus!
Like you all probably know, my brother is currently serving a mission in Switzerland. (If you dont know about it, you can have a look here: ( http://sanguisgelidus.deviantart.com/art/I-will-be-leaving-dA-for-two-years-364688505 )
He has already been there for a month, so there are still 23 month to go, as the mission will be for 2 years! He wrote me something via letter, which he wants to share with you:
„Hey my awesome watcher and friends!
Woow, it has already been almost a month since i left home to serve on this mission! Leaving my beloved famaly, my friends and my secound home called: „Devianart" was a though decision! The first days on my mission were hard! But the more i am staying here, the more i feel how this experience changes myself as a person and also changes the lives o
Guys. He's amazing.:icontso7: I'm seriously, Lock is amazing. I do not deserve such an awesome husband. He's smart, funny, talented, handsome and so much more.Guys. He's amazing.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just adore him. I personally feel he deserves so much recognition. Our game (Farewell Nightingale) wouldn't have even been started if it wasn't for him.
And It's SO amazing and fun so far. We hope that people enjoy it for the story and hand (hand drawn) style when it's released!
But srsly, you guys don't understand. He helps me continue being a good person, helps me with my art, gives me the drive to start and finish things.
If it weren't for him, I'd probably have stopped drawing a long time ago.
Watchers Feature - Week 67To show my appreciation to my watchers, each week I'm featuring one selected deviation from each watcher in chronological order.Watchers Feature - Week 672 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are this week's features:
:iconnemain96: Cedar Waxwing2 by nemain96 :iconcarotungo: Forbidden Apple by carotungo
:iconhekate66611: Desert flower by hekate66611 :iconclbArt: Autumn by clbArt
:iconMikyechelon: Arabic woman by Mikyechelon :iconYinnyYangy: PA: Peekaboo by YinnyYangy
:iconLola-in-the-Black: John Lennon (from A Hard Day's Night) by Lola-in-the-Black :iconwekokitty: Quick Sketches! by wekokitty
:iconSauroctonus: Seconds before slaughter by Sauroctonus :icontrueho
Pause! New Group Job Coming! - DesignerNew Group's Job Coming! - Designer!Pause! New Group Job Coming! - Designer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before we decide whom can work in our Designer Center! We will ask you to study our group's manga styles and Technics. (The lessons will be in this journal,... so you should favorite it now).
After you have learn our group's manga styles and Technics, you will be able to participate in our group's works quickly and with efficiency.
To sign up to these lessons:
1- Fave this journal.
2- Comment saying that you want to learn our manga styles and Technics.
After we have a good number of designers in our group (I believe 32 is good), We will be able to do several works:
1- Tournament of Original Characters;
3- Manga stories with just 32 pages.
4- An interactive manga story dedicated to all member of our group.
(If we have more then 32 Designers in our groups... it is O
October 2014 Traditional Art DD Round-upA week ago, the Traditional Art team welcomed two new volunteers - say hello to Agaave and jenthestrawberry. And here are the trad art Daily Deviations from October:October 2014 Traditional Art DD Round-up10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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Let's Learn Portraiture: Natural LightingWelcome to the second installment of Let's Learn Portraiture! The previous installment was about Model Communication. For this installment, we will be tackling a topic for those photographers who enjoy taking portraits outdoors.Let's Learn Portraiture: Natural Lighting3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Portraiture with Natural Lighting
1.) Avoid Direct Sunlight
While it can really bring out the color of the eyes and make them pop, having your model stare into the sun should never be on the agenda. Not only is it exceedingly uncomfortable for your model, but it casts very harsh shadows. In most cases, you want to position your model with the sun behind them, or to the side.This will illuminate the hair and offer a nice glow. The issue then is that the subject's face may be too dark (underexposed). To solve this, you can bounce some light back into th
Munny-making processYup, I've started customizing Munny dollsMunny-making process2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you don't know what a Munny is, then go right to the search bar here on DeviantART and type 'Munny' - you'll find loads of cool stuff
Do it now and read this journal afterwards!
So, well, it all started with scribble-rapo introducing me to the world of Munny and Trikky dolls. I was just amazed at how much one could do with a Munny, so I ordered some, or.. *cough* six of them *cough*
And I got them in the mail yesterday
I was well prepared, I'd gotten almost everything I needed ('cept the primer, which is pretty important, but I'll get that one later), so I actually got started on it yesterday - making my own Munny
I had loads of ideas for what type of figure to make, but oh so typical of me; I started with the hardest one. Spike. I mean, his hair is going to be a pain to make XD lol
Anyways, if someone's interested, I posted some progress photos in my blog. yes, I actually have a blog...! But it's in Norweg
Artist's Toolbox: Drawing Manga (comic)Artist's Toolbox: Creating your own manga!Artist's Toolbox: Drawing Manga (comic)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Before we start, I think it's important to keep in mind that drawing manga pages is a very demanding task that requires a lot of time but also, a lot of knowledge in many aspects of illustration such as general drawing, perspectives, anatomy... but it also requires writing skills, for you will need to come up with an interesting plot, dialogue, narrative and more things that will guarantee that your storytelling will go hand in hand with the art in each page. This might seem complicated, but don't fret It is a very fun and rewarding experience that no one should miss! Give it your best shot!
Brief summary of steps to create a manga
Write down your ideas! Polish the plot, analyze the time-space continuum, make sure the idea is exciting and doesn't have plot-holes.
Design your characters! Give them personalities. Remember to have a nice balance of
Best of June 2013ALMOST AT THE END OF EVERY MONTH I WILL FEATURE YOU AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE + FEATURE IN MY OWN PAGE TOOBest of June 20133 years ago in Personal More Like This
,ALL I WANT YOU ALL TO DO IS SUBMIT AS MUCH DEVIATIONS AS POSSIBLE TO THE CORRECT FOLDER .
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justice league PS3 cover by OAKANSHIELDElemental Force by damilepidusSun-kissed by damilepidusMusic Heart healed-Tessie by tessieart333
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Eye Study by banethedogCute Redhead - Ballpoint Pen by VianaArtsTime Traveler - Ballpoint Pen by VianaArtsAngry Tiger - Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts
Elegiac by BriscottCharlie chaplin by berdakuKYO by Bara-Roselevy by Telemaniakk
3D 9 by carmenharadaGlowing by XRlSMEGAN DANIELS 2 by ANNGEINROGERThree Kingdoms-Zhang Chun Hua (Artgerm) by Jenny-artascending
Piano version of Name nature!!! + NEKOSHIBA'svideo8D AAAH Go listen to it it is so adorable <333 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HidZXneozTcPiano version of Name nature!!! + NEKOSHIBA'svideo2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Made by MysticalFiregirl
If you havent seen name nature it is this animation
AND DONT FORGET to go give Nekoshiba's Video some views aswell! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc_H-CknJ2w
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Redemption by SOORAJexplorer imaginary hug by fluorescent2892 Winter by SOORAJexplorer
Never Let Me Go by piechot break by enginsu Little drops of Hope by dashakern Green in the middle by Poljak01
Underneath by Varjoaine Nations park by massimomalvestio Golden rain by secret-chamber Of lands and skies by tatasz
Daily 3 by DTCale The park by Dullface Busy Designer by anggatantama For The Times When You Feel Like You Own The World by arisV8 Apocalypse Shepherd by BlackPepperPhotos
tide of change by prettyflour Make Up.. by marabulge The Viewfinder by proedros Sveta by ksushiks
Above the Sea of Fog3 by ChiFeng-dA ART by alsarab