Clarifying an Issue with Stock ResourcesThere appears to be a fair amount of misunderstanding on the subject of stock resources so what I would like to do today is attempt to clarify several issues which are of importance to the artists who generously provide stock resources to the public for use and hopefully dispel the confusion and misinformation which is beginning to circulate.Clarifying an Issue with Stock Resources2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The first issue at hand is in regards to your personal stock terms
Your Personal Stock Terms
Officially deviantART maintains only one "automatic" restriction and that is "No Commercial Use" and that particular restriction can easily be overridden by the actual stock provider.
We only ask a few things from you in return;
3 Sites I Can't Recommend Enough3 Sites I Can't Recommend Enough1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I never liked tutorial sites. All they seemed to offer was a slew of cheap tricks and what ever lame effect was trending at the time. I believe tutorials should be singular effects that can be built upon, used across different genres, and most importantly timeless. That is what SurrealPSD offers, along with articles concerning freelance work, and photomanipulation (as opposed to graphic design). It's a shinning gem. Plus it's ran by conzpiracy, so you know it's legit.
- White Glossy Eyes
- Removing Objects
- The Realities of a Freelance Digital Artist
Prints 101: Editing your PrintsHello again, it's renonevada with another article about how to make sure your prints are the best they can be.Prints 101: Editing your Prints2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This time I'm going back to Prints 101 and tell you how to edit existing prints and add prints to deviations that already exist. This is a frequent question in the Help Desk and in the printscommunity.
Most of these instructions will apply to submitting a new deviation as well. A brief article was written about new submit here, if you would like to check that out here.
Editing your Print
If you have a deviation with a print already enabled, you will see the button below right on the deviation page, which looks like the image below.
Click that button and you will be taken directly to the Edit page for that print.
You will notice that a few sizes have been pre-selected for you. Those are defaults that deviantART chooses based on the size of you
CI Monthly Feature - #1It's time for a new happening in the groupCI Monthly Feature - #13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
it's time for the :iconcreation-inspiration: monthly featuring
Every month we featured our members deviations
how nice is that
at the moment I'm busy sending
to all featured artist
I will answer on comment fast as I can
~The deviations of this month~
:thumb318997962:what are you lookin' at? by BakaYama:thumb298347065:Like Another World by divaficaBeauty and the Beast (Scanned) by Keytarist:thumb317119380:Lonely Soldiers by Kara-aEnchanted Forest 4 by CathleenTarawhitiInori Yuzuriha by xXvampireangel78Xx:thumb315485619::thumb319359958:little vanilla narwhal by Mechanical2127Coming to a Standstill by MadSoulChildChibi Tsugumi by meicchaaanStar Steps by PeppermentPandaBTM by beingstonedSoaking the sun by OrliluKitties On The Road by nya-nannuNakano Azusa by MartinHyuugaWarrior-Princess Andrea by SigbjornPedersenmermaid by PluszekPrisoner by annabieniekcabbage butterfly by cloe-patraHAR HAR PRINCE(SS) by Wotsit123flash bang (aka burnt) by burnt-sonic'Til Everyone is Singing by LittlePurpleCloudGolden Venice by A-MotiveMeet my boyfriend! by freyvChapter of a dream by matteogianardi:Sailor Scouts: by RoxyTH:thumb251204135::th
Help needed CI Give away ends 23nd of SeptemberAttention I need lots of support to keep running this project so if you have some couple of points to spare please donate them at my profile.Help needed CI Give away ends 23nd of September2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Tsuki-SoraRuki or mariridoodleparadise
for those of you who do not know, I, *Tsuki-SoraRuki:decide to do a project
called project weekly give away here you can win Pm's for free
how can I enter ?
to enter simply fave this journal
if you want to share this journal I will be deeply appreciative ,but it's not required
what are the weekly prizes?
1 month premium membership (for one lucky member
3 month premium membership(for one lucky member
I need lots of support
[CLOSED] Giving Away: 2 Three Month Premiums!To enter all you have to do is:[CLOSED] Giving Away: 2 Three Month Premiums!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) Add this journal to your favorites.
2) Either "like" my Facebook page or share my Facebook page on any of your active social networking profiles (DA included. If on DA mention this journal).
3) Comment on this journal saying you have entered, and where you shared or that you "liked" my FB page.
Then on Aug. 12th I will choose two winners at random!
AthenaStock::Pony Express 2 by AthenaStock
Gargoyles 14 by CAStock Head Statue STOCK by Chiron178 Chariot Statue by LinwoodStock
Angel 2 by elanordh-stock Status Stock 2 by FairieGoodMother Four Winds Bronze Psd by GRANNYSATTICSTOCK Fairy Status Stock 3 by FairieGoodMother
stock image XII by mordachaistock Dragon statue 02 by restmlinstock angel cherub 2 by Drezdany-stocks Lady in Chair of Roses by FairyAndTurtleStock
Gargoyle Statue by nixie04 STATUE 38_quaddles by quaddles Nightstock 1606 by Nightstock
bronze unicorn by two-ladies-stocks Time Pile by the-night-bird Cemetery statue package 1 by almudena-stock Stolpen 11 by almudena-stock
Metal Horse by InToXiCaTeD--StOcK Stock 65 by UmbraDeNoapte-Stock
Photomanipulation: Interview with :devAbbeyMarie:Photomanipulation: Interview with :devAbbeyMarie:2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to the latest version of the Rock Stars of Photomanipulation interview series. I really appreciate AbbeyMarie for taking time out of her busy schedule to give us this interview!
Abbey is an American photomanipulator who has been on dA for over 4 years. To me, her gallery is filled with incredible dark, surreal, and fantasy work, crafted with unique vision and strict attention to detail. She is a must-watch for both horror enthusiasts and those who enjoy a surreal, colorful escape from reality as we know it. Be sure to check out her page!
I hope you enjoy this interview.
The first thing I want to ask is, could you please introduce yourself for those who don’t know you?
I'm Abbey! And I am chock full of awkwardness and uncertainty!
How would you describe your art and your style?
I always think dark surrealism, but they have a heavy fantasy/emotional vibe to t
Prints Tips: Cropping and the Bleed EdgeHello, everybody! I'm renonevada. For those that don't know, one of my jobs here at deviantART HQ is as quality control for prints. I look at every print before it is purchased for the first time to make sure that it will print properly. Some of the things I look out for are copyright infringement, cropping, pixelation, and to make sure it doesn't violate other policies, such as being too pornographic.Prints Tips: Cropping and the Bleed Edge2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I plan on making a series of journals explaining how to make sure your prints will be approved when they get to me. I know that I'm excited to see the notification letting me know a print has been sold and I want to do what I can to make sure you all see it, as well.
For this journal, I want to speak about Cropping and the Bleed Edge.
This is hands down the number 1 reason why I am forced to reject a print, which in turn will cancel a sale. Because of this, I have tried to make this journal as detailed as possible.
The Bleed Edge is the v
The Wow Effect: Offsite Tutorial FeatureA Tutorial FeatureThe Wow Effect: Offsite Tutorial Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
DA has an amazing tutorial section, but it's always good to gather resources from more than one place. So, here is a list of some outstanding tutorials I have stumbled upon. Some are old, some are new, but all of them are worth giving a look at!
Giger Style Photoshop Tutorial
Type: Science Fiction, Dark
"For the final installment of our Sci-Fi series, I thought it would be good to up the ante and do something real crazy. The following walkthrough outlines the techniques and resources used to create a Giger influenced ‘Biomech’ piece. Many of the processes are very similar to our previous walkthroughs, however this type of work requires an important added ingredient: patience!!"
Amazing Art!Check out this hidden gem of abstract art!Amazing Art!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Painting With A Knife!Painting With A Knife!Painting With A Knife!10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
You all may have seen those old masterpieces – painted in impasto techniques with rich and bold use of thick coats of colours and you have wondered how on earth they could do that.
So lets take a peek in the old masters' tools and techniques.
Today we will talk about a less used traditional technique – painting with a knife. Though it's a second most famous technique but not much artists use this technique.
Painting with a knife results in excellent textures, helps in bold application of thick rich colours, and, gives a whole new different level and style to your paintings.
Painting knives are very useful in impasto technique – both in acrylics and oils. Besides interesting textures, this certain tool gives you more control over paint and opens up a lot of ways to experiment. In one sentence, painting with a knife brings up your painting styles at a new height.
Premium Membership Giveaway! WINNERWWOWWPremium Membership Giveaway! WINNER1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
THATS A LOT OF FAVORITES
BUT THE WINNER ISSSS
Even if you didn't win. Merry Christmas everyone!
I told you guys I was gonna do it and here it is!
This is my first premium membership giveaway. Hope it goes well.
It's the season of giving and I'm gonna give one lucky deviant a three month premium for free!
ANYBODY CAN ENTER! Even if you have one.
How do you enter, you ask? READ BELOW!
The rules for this giveaway are super duper simple.
Just favorite this journal!
This is gonna be a short giveaway. Only till Christmas! Hurry and enter, invite your friends!
Good luck and have a Merry Christmas!
Edit: Have a good Christmas Eve guys!
My friend Amoret is als
INSIDIOUS SEMI FINALIST, THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOUThe response to me entires into the Insidious Contest has been astonishing and I cannot thank you enough. This one has been a roller coaster of emotions, from losing out in another contest, having my work deleted and then having so many of you support my work. I am humbled and amazed, thank you.INSIDIOUS SEMI FINALIST, THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Love EternalOur love is eternal, infinitely more precious with every longing moment. As boundless and tender as the caress of a summers breeze, sensual and teasing. A seduction of the heart and soul engulfed in the passion of our union. You are as dancing embers to my eyes, wondrous and untamed. A beauty confined by nothing, set free as a flash of light upon a veiled sky. You fill my life with your smile and have touched my soul.Love Eternal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
On the day of your birth, you were likely surrounded by those who loved you, who would lead you through the rough first scary years of life, and who would stand by as you grew into a capable person. As time passed, others may have drifted into your life, and even if you didn't know it, they also nurtured and cared for you in much the same way, helping to shape the person you would become.
When a community like deviantART is born, the same common thread binds its originators and founding members together. Over the years, more and more creative beings drift into its life and strengthen its core every single day, resulting in an exponentially inspirational powerhouse for the sheer fact that they've become a part of it. That nurturing spirit, that inherent support system, that caring community inspires deviantART to grow, and it comes from inside each and every one of you.
Become a better artistTo improve and become really good at art. Isn't that what all of us, artists, secretly wish for? That we, one day, become as good as the idols we've looked up to.Become a better artist2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Well, we can't be all born with mad talent. But there are certainly ways to speed up the process for you! In the journal here, I listed some tips and tricks that helped me getting to the point where I am now. I thought I'd share them with you. And maybe you can add to the list. I'm always willing to learn.
Give up on being a mangaka -- or hold more realistic expectations
Admit it. Most of us here started drawing manga because we liked the style at a certain point. How awesome would it be to one day become a pro in that field. A real manga artist (or mangaka, like they say in Japan)! The truth is... becoming a mangaka isn't that easy. It it were, many more people would be one. First of all, mangaka's live in Japan. That's the only country with a manga industry big enough to actually ha
Improvising: Daisuke's ProposalIt was a pleasant morning when Daisuke opened his eyes from a restless night. He had drank too much the night before and he needed to shave. Rubbing his eyes, he sat up and drew back the curtains, and then made his bed.Improvising: Daisuke's Proposal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Upon dressing himself, he shaved and showered, looking sharp as he dropped his flat cap on his head. Before he left, he placed a fresh clover in a pocket he had sewn to the inside of his right shoe.
Daisuke went out to the kitchen, made himself a breakfast of bacon and rasher. Twisting his mouth in an uncertain frown as his hand hovered over the vodka bottle, he retreated and poured himself a glass of grapefruit juice. Later, after he finished, he sat down and read the paper with a cup of tea. The house began to awaken and that was when he left.
The Irishman walked out to the stable and tacked up one of the horses, riding out. It was pleasant enough, the ride. He was still tired. In the distance, smoke rose from the chimney of his destination. Knowing she was awake,
WyspWysp is the most beautiful thing any artist will ever needWysp2 years ago in Personal More Like This
friggin hand practice
male anatomy practice (dat man chest)
Improvising 2(as promised)Improvising 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Silently, the masked Shinobi slipped into Daisuke's room. It was an hour before sunrise or so. He had spent the majority of his time awake that morning walking around the fortress wherever his curiosity prompted him to. He watched the chef bake, ate a little breakfast, watched the guards change duty and gamble. He even played with a stray kitten. The soft, feathery fur made his fingers tingle with delight as he cradled the fragile little body in his arms. It had fallen asleep there and he hadn't the heart to wake it up, so he carried it with him. It was a little gray kitten, with white mittens, green eyes, a white mouth with a stripe, a little blotch of white on his ear, a tuft of white on his chest, all topped with a tiny pink nose.
He opened the door, casting a streak of light on Daisuke, who slumbered within and then walked in the dark of his sensei's room, closing the door softly behind him. The kitten, by now, began to mew at him. He let it down and it scampere
I Need FeminismWatch depthRADIUSI Need Feminism1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Written by CorporateRockWhore
I need feminism because
It’s acceptable to call me a slut.
I need feminism because
It’s okay for a guy to slap my butt.
I need feminism because
It’s my own fault if a man rapes me.
I need feminism because
I should look good for men to see.
I need feminism because
People think it means ‘anti-man’.
I need feminism because
I can’t do things that men can.
I need feminism because
Girls think it’s cool to shame each other.
I need feminism because
The world has higher hopes for my brother.
I need feminism because
My femininity makes me ‘weak’.
I need feminism becau
Progress - FINALLY XDVisit TwilightFire!!!Progress - FINALLY XD6 years ago in Personal More Like This
I finally started with my Ed costumes And what's the best way to start? From the bottom. So I can get the proportions all righty ^__________^ And because my dear already posted her stuff, I'm gonna do it too~ It's not much considering how much I still need to do, but it's a start!
Pants and shoes
I feel considerably FAT wearing this -____-' And I don't like it! Hence I'm starting workout these days òó It won't do that much but I will feel better Also, I don't want to cosplay as Edward Elric while being the personification of lazy and un-fit-ness XD
the shoes were a bitch -.-'
but I'm like... 90% satisfied with them.
cheap ebay state alchemist watch, but it does the job and it looks nice ^^
This is my new baby - my new mobile I got today. It's wonderful! It's with a complete touchscreen and has a lot of nice functions ^.^ It was like 400 EUR originally, but as my dad has a nice, fat contract,
Improvising(the title explains this story... I was bored... So it's short/ -_-)Improvising2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anonymous woke far before the sun had risen. He was exhausted and his muscles ached and screamed at him as he stiffly pulled himself up. A headache rolled in like an avalanche of pain in his brain and he closed his eyes, running his fingers through his hair. He couldn't remember why his head hurt or why he was sore, all he could really do was feel.
Hands reached for him in the dark and a whisper tickled his ear.
"Hey, you took a nasty fall yesterday when those jerks backed us into that cave... You should go back to sleep."
Anonymous's lavender eye shifted, illuminating the cold face of Aygul. She was firm in her decision, but the Shinobi was aroused by restlessness. Daisuke had been badly wounded that day. He had to make sure his sensei was sound. He pulled himself out of the bed and proceeded to leave.
She grabbed his arm, "I told you to go to bed."
Anonymous shook his head, the motion c
Birthday giveaway~1000 points [Closed]Sorry to be a lazy bum, I wanted to do something fancier, but I am sick as a dog right now. On my birthday. @_@; At least there are more winners this go-around.Birthday giveaway~1000 points [Closed]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Simply +fav this journal.
2x prizes for my watchers. <3
One 250/500 point winner will be chosen.
One 100/200 point winner will be chosen.
Three 50/100 point winners will be chosen.
A random number generator will be used. Your number is automatically picked by the +fav.
Winners chosen sometime on the 18th of August.
Winners will be posted here.
Watching isn't necessary, but appreciated. There is bribery here with double the prizes. So check out the art. <3
Special mini-art giveaway for watchers.
[Heart] For watchers only, please.
[Heart] Let me know you are a watcher in the comments, and tell me your favorite line from a song or poetry.
[Heart] Two avatar sized paintings u