Places XIPlaces XI1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The dark, the wonderful, the mysterious, the enchanted, the abandoned.
Lost Place Chateau 4 hdr by FotoRuina
Kaier's Brewery 6 by kalika31 Meeting room by freMDartet
On the Repair of Education by UnexpectedLearner
Dunguaire Castle by Pajunen Abandoned halt by ohlopkov
Warm morning by tomsumartin
U Olesovickeho rybniku by tomsumartin Cervene Porici by tomsumartin
Frontier by Francy-93
Sunlight by DaniCalifornia42
Let The Light In: Daily Deviations:icongood-intention:Let The Light In: Daily Deviations2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
'Let The Light In (LTLI) is a new tutorial series from the group Good-Intention that will focus on the hows and whys of committing good deeds around the deviantART community. The first article can be found here: LTLI: Art Features
The second edition of this series will focus on the topic of Daily Deviations, and how you can contribute to the community by suggesting them!
What Is A Daily Deviation?
A Daily Deviation is a one-day feature of artwork from various galleries that is chosen by a Community Volunteer (CV). These are showcased at the bottom of most pages on deviantART, as well as displayed in a chronological archive.
There are many misconceptions regarding Daily Deviations, from users believing they're given away as prizes, or given only to friends and popular users of the community. My aim with this article is to help to shine a light on Daily Deviations, and h
Artist's Toolbox: Pencil, Graphite, CharcoalArtist's Toolbox: Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal
It's Artist's Toolbox again! And it wouldn't be right if we skipped an article representing traditional media For today's topic I picked Pencil, probably the most traditional of them all. Even if you thought you already knew everything there is to know about pencils, give this article a shot, it might surprise you ! Besides pencils, I will describe Graphite sticks and probably my most favorite drawing tool, Charcoal. Final part of this article is a feature of very helpful Tutorials created by your fellow deviants, don't overlook Happy reading!
✎ 1. Pencil
Places XXPlaces XX11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The dark, the wonderful, the mysterious, the enchanted, the abandoned.
Breathing walls by CyrnicUrbex
Ghost Writer by stengchen
The Last Meal by stengchen But the show must go on! by RAGEkay
helix II by Remiorski Window Eyes by stengchen
Welcome Home by Pajunen
hallway by Driici Fairytale gate by TomazKlemensak
Dead to the World by AbandonedZone Don't give in without a fight. by PatiMakowska
To my Secret Garden by AbandonedZone
Where Dreams Come TrueWhere Dreams Come True6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
What fairy tale is complete without a majestic setting? Here are a few noteworthy landscapes fitting for any folk tale!
"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale of all." -Hans Christian Andersen
the castle by Mark-Heather
May day by m-eralp
Green Waves by AlecsPS
Yellow Brick Road by AlecsPS
A fairytale isn't complete without a striking castle.
Castle by Krzynek
trakoscan castle VI by roblfc1892
egeskov castle by petitpomme
Warkworth Castle by newcastlemale
"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." -Albert Einstein, attributed, but unsourced.
200,000 Kiriban (Mini-contest!)So I'm holding a kiriban! The show-case pieces are still happening, so don't worry!200,000 Kiriban (Mini-contest!)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I was thinking, for my 200,000 kiriban, as the prizes you will get:
a a full-body illustration
A show-case, single feature, see example here:
a cute pixel drawing, with a background of 2 (either single or together) image of your choosing!
there are 10 other prizes to be won for the closest kiriban catchers:
You will win a 1-character pixel drawing, with background
Here are some examples!
To be up for the chance to take part, please favorite this journal! The more visibility the better I think <3
For every person who favorites, they're entered into a raffle to win a pixel commission! 5 people will be chosen with random.org
PE: Presentation mattersPresentation mattersPE: Presentation matters1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
It's not just the artwork that tells you something about it's creator - on the internet, the way you present it is at least equally as important. Your painting can be a masterpiece, hanged in a local gallery, but as long as you post a blurry, badly cropped picture named "1564873" along with "..." in an artist's description, nobody will ever bother visiting your gallery. Creating a nice, representative profile page and setting a certain visual quality standard takes extra time and effort, but if you really care for your work (even if it's just a hobby), you should treat it with some respect.
I've already written a related article called The power of context that tried to explain how to place your work in a context in order to better connect with your audience, this one is focused
Akvarel, pracovny material I - PAPIERSrdečne zdravím slovenskú komunitu tu na DeviantArte, moje meno je Jana a som nová prispievateľka do skupiny Slovakia. Vedenie bolo také láskavé, že mi dovolilo trochu sa prejaviť a uverejniť (pre začiatok) trojicu článkov o akvarele, ktoré som pôvodne písala pre DA po anglicky a neskôr na SAShE.sk po slovensky. Dúfam, že niekoho zaujmú - pripomienky, otázky a diskusia sú viac ako vítané, skupina by mala byť predovšetkým o interakcii a vzájomnej inšpiráciiAkvarel, pracovny material I - PAPIER1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Akvarel je maliarska technika, pri ktorej sa používajú farby rozpustné vo vode . Výsledkom je transparentná, žiarivá maľba, pretože
Free giveaway - 3 full-colored requestsFree giveaway - 3 full-colored requests1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
24 hours before the giveaway ends (12th of August at 12:00 AM EST)!
To enter read this journal!
How are you doing?
I'm happy to inform you that I'm running a free giveaway of three full colored requests!
The winners will have the opportunity to ask me 1 full colored painting each. It doesn't matter how many details you ask or how complicated your request is. I will work night and day to complete your paintings! I need to show you some love
The giveaway starts on the 12th of July and ends on the 12th of August at 12:00 AM EST; entering the giveaway is easy, you just need to follow *this link* and complete the options.
You can enter the giveaway through the App on Facebook too!
One thing you should know: the more options you complete, the more you
Art We Heart: LuckArt We ♥ is a hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.Art We Heart: Luck3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconthesmallwonder: Some thoughts from Katie (thesmallwonder)
“See a penny pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck!”
It doesn’t matter that I’m not a little kid, I still pick up pennies for luck when I see them. Though they have to be heads-up, of course. I also refuse to walk under ladders, I don’t open umbrellas indoors, and I try my best to avoid cracks in the sidewalk. It might be silly superstition, or maybe there’s something more to it.
What ever you believe, cultures and countries around the world and throughout time have decided that different symbols, animals, and events represent good luck.
Check out some of our favorite signs of good luck below!
I want to hear from you!
How did these symbols get their meaning?
Do you believe in good luck and bad luck?
Good Intention: PMs and Points Giveaway!:icongood-intention:Good Intention: PMs and Points Giveaway!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In celebration of the incredible momentum that this group has gained in just a couple of days, I am holding an Introductory Giveaway!
About The Group:
Good-Intention is a group dedicated to the kind acts that take place daily around the deviantART community. From users spending their time on free resources, to those who choose to feature the artwork of others. No act is too small or too minor to not have a spotlight shone on it.
(1) - 1 Year Premium Membership (Or 2,396 )
(3) - 3 Month Premium Memberships (Or 636 )
(5) - 1 Month Premium Memberships (Or 396 )
(10) - 100
Prizes will be selected using: http://jklp.org/public/html/choose.html for impartiality.
In the spirit of giving, you may elect to give your prize to another user on deviantART.
Art We Heart: FlightArt We ♥ is a hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.Art We Heart: Flight3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:iconayame-kenoshi: Some thoughts from Toby (Ayame-Kenoshi)
"If you could have any super power, what would it be?" I think it's a question we all have to answer at some point. We're innately curious about the unknown and enjoy diving into the depths of imagination. We know it's not possible, but we can't shake the question of, "What if?"
I don't think my answer has changed since I was asked as a child. I never saw much need for invisibility. I don't think I would enjoy being a mind reader. And sure, shooting laser beams out of my hands would be fun, but there's something that I've always been drawn to more.
I would like to fly.
To me, flight represents freedom. It's the ability to travel around without borders, coming and going as you please. I initially associate it with being closer to nature, as well, somethin
Art Contest Rules, Guidelines, and Additional InfoUpdate 11 Aug 13: I added some more character info and a reference for Bowen. :>Art Contest Rules, Guidelines, and Additional Info1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Rules and Guidelines:
-You may not steal art and use it for this contest. If I find out you've done so, you'll be disqualified and reported.
-You may not use art you've drawn for me before to enter this contest with. I know a lot of you have drawn for me already, but you'll have to make an entry just for the contest to be qualified.
-You have unlimited entries. Please feel free to enter as frequently as you like!
-You can win more than one category if you enter multiple categories, but you can only win one prize from each category you enter.
-There are no limitations on art type or medium. Feel free to use pencils, markers, CG, or anything at your disposal, including writing, cosplay, crafts (dolls/plushes/clay figures), animations, etc... As a fair warning, any physical items like crafts, I reserve the right to pay to have them shipped to me (but I would also like for traditional works t
Upcoming Contest! *Please Read*I'm in the process of orchestrating a contest for all you lovelies right now, that should be ready to present in a month or so.Upcoming Contest! *Please Read*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This contest is a :#DoctorWhoOCs: contest, for Doctor Who OC's, you must be a member to participate.
The theme "Original Character Development".
Have a old character you've been looking to revamp? Recently realized your character is a "Mary-Sue"? Have a character you haven't put on paper yet, and is still siting in your head like brain crack? Haven't even come up with an OC yet, but are looking to?
Perfection. This contest is for you!
Or consider creating a "Red Shirt" or something similar.Minor characters need love too, and the small ones are easy to have fun with since they don't usually pertain to the big picture story!
Do me a favor and :iconfavoriteplz: Fave :iconfavoriteplz: this journal so I know you are interested! Once the rules are out, I will provide special notice to the deviants who fave this journal, as well as writing a g
Friday night Specials v6.3Friday night Specials v6.31 year ago in Art Features More Like This
If you like what you see, this article
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.
A weekly selection amongst the images I liked,
while browsing the Street Gallery
and I think they deserve more attention.
Enjoy them, comment on them and remember
to visit the photographers' galleries as well.
Have a nice weekend!
Akvarel, pracovny material III - FARBYDo tretice som pre vás pripravila článok o akvarelových farbách, ktorý vám (pevne verím) trochu pomôže zorientovať sa na trhu v množstve ponúkaných produktov a nezrozumiteľných popiskov. Článok vychádza z môjho pôvodného "Artist's Toolbox: Watercolor Equipment I", ktorý je doplnený odstavcom o osobnej skúsenosti a linkami na slovenských distribútorov.Akvarel, pracovny material III - FARBY11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Predchádzajúce články > PAPIER & ŠTETCE
✿ AKVARELOVÉ FARBY
V minulosti si umelci farby vyrábali sami. Dnes ich kupujeme hotové, takže nám neostáva nič iné, iba sa spoľahn
Artist's toolbox: Watercolor EquipmentArtist's toolbox: Watercolor Equipment1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Watercolor Equipment
Watercolor is a painting technique in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble binder. Usually, the result is transparent and appear luminous because the pigments are laid down in a relatively pure form with a few fillers obscuring the pigment color. This medium was never taken as seriously as "high art" techniques such as oil painting and was rather seen as pale and miniaturist, but it's gradually reclaiming it's place as a vehicle for the most beautiful and unexpected artistic expression. Watercolor can be vibrant and large, very vital, spontaneous and leaning a little on luck. All these aspects make watercolor painting a medium with great potential for new discoveries.
✿ This article will introduce the most ba
PE: 5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!PE: 5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You really want to, you've worked hard to develop the skills you have and you enjoy every minute of doing what you love. And besides, people say that your artworks are...nice. Cute. Doesn't that count for something? Sure it does, there is no reason to panic and pointlessly push yourself forward. Enjoy your coffee break!
Besides, even if you didn't like the current level as much, there is absolutely nothing you can do about it at the moment. So many unfortunate happenings stand right between you and your dream. Recognizing any of the following?
1 - You don't have the time
You're right! After all, you are a human being, not a machine, waking up early every morning, heading to school/work, afterwards taking care of the household/kids/your homework, studying, you barely even finish all the tasks during the 24 hours that's been given to everyone.
On the other hand, is there absolutely
Otto and Victoria Cosplay Winners!!!!wow! thank you to all the amazing cosplayers who entered this contest. i am blown away by the level of craftsmanship and enthusiasm. i had the hard task of picking three winners, you all deserve recognition for your efforts and i encourage you to take a few moments and enjoy all the entries and add the artisans to your watch list.Otto and Victoria Cosplay Winners!!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And the winners are......
had to give a shout out for this entry that featured a human otto cosplay! plus it was his first time cosplaying so he gets points for being a good boyfriend. victoria looks lovely and i love the presentation as well!
PE: Procrastination and Creativity Procrastination and CreativityPE: Procrastination and Creativity1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
What mood is that?
You are well-aware of the importance of this project, in fact you can't wait to get to it! Too bad you promised your friends to go for a drink, and then there's that movie. Also, your productivity is at its strongest at Midnight, first Tuesday after the Full Moon, starting earlier would be a waste of time. Make sure you are well-rested! After all, is there a better way to prepare yourself for a productive tomorrow than an enjoyable today?
Your diagnosis: Procrastination positive.
"Someday is not a day of the week."
Old HagInspired by Old Hag by veprikovOld Hag2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Another day gone. There were only three customers to stop by her shop today. First was a flustered middle-aged woman, plump, with frazzled hair and too much makeup, asking frantically for another wrinkle removing potion, after insisting that the previous one she had gotten from a new young witch down on Porter's Street hadn't worked.
She liked that girl. Such promise and energy for one so young. Yes, that one deserved a bright future.
The next was a young man, wearing a disheveled sweater hanging off of one shoulder, wrinkled pants and tennis shoes. He insisted on a love potion, that she (a girl he mentioned but had not named) was clearly meant to be with him, she just didn't know it, and needed a little push.
I bet she's a nice girl, poor thing.
When she refused to make him the potion he starting shouting and waving his arms angrily, nearly knocking over poor Vervain, and breaking several of her poti
LIVESTREAM: OFF [Multistream!!]LIVESTREAM: OFF [Multistream!!]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thankyou so much everyone who came and kept me company.
Mic: OFF - [Mute stream if you don't wish to listen me ramble]
500 Point Giveaway! CLOSED WINNER ANNOUCED!Ok and this giveaway is officially CLOSED! Thanks for entering everyone!500 Point Giveaway! CLOSED WINNER ANNOUCED!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
And now for the winner....*drumroll*
Congrats :iconNovySparrow: I'll be sending the points your way soon!
Edit: Since people are asking, I was planning on closing the contest at NOON on Friday (CST) so you still have around 4 hours left to enter. c:
So I recently came into some points and I don't really have much I want to do with them, so I've decided to give some away! This giveaway will be pretty simple, and you don't even have to be a watcher of mine to enter (though it would be nice c; )
The rules are simple: just fav this journal!
Yep, that's it. If you fav this journal you will automatically be entered into the drawing. The winner will be chosen at random and I will award them with the 500 points!
As a note though, PLEASE don't cheat and use multiple accounts to enter, and no points/giveaway accounts will be eligible.
Like I said, you don't have t
Life is Beautiful...Isn't it?Life is Beautiful...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There are magical moments in life where I get the opportunity to remember that I'm nothing but an insignificant living being among 8 billion others.. on a planet among 8 in a solar system among billions in a galaxy among trillions and all in one universe-- possibly among others?-- where whether or not I died, would hardly leave a mark even in the face of my own city.
The world goes on without you.
Yet I once realized, that a meaning in life, is to give life a meaning.
Live your dreams! You only live once.
Don't do idiotic dares for the sake of saying you did them-- go tell that cute boy or girl you like them!
Go tell the world your name!
Why must everything be over after one failure..?
Sure, the humiliation of having everyone look down upon you is torture itself... but when you get back up and show everyone that you're somebody, it won't be you who'd be ashamed for not realizing your potential sooner-- but them!
There are mome