Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
Necks for anatomy practiceI need to see loads of examples before I can get something. So here's loads of necks doing the weird necky things that necks do.Necks for anatomy practice2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To get what's going on with the tangle of muscles and tendons catch necks in action. Watch people in cafes. Pause TV. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer has particularly good lighting for drawing.) Then check out how cartoonists simplify the confusion. Maybe even check out some anatomy to see what's going on beneath the skin. Each gives you a different piece of the puzzle.
Organized by where the head is relative to the shoulders, then by where the camera is. So each group should have the same muscles and tendons bulging out. (If you post drawings from any stock here, do check the stock artist's rules.) NOTE: Images marked with ⬅ are NOT stock. Use them for practice, but don't post. (There's only one image marked since there's so much great stock.)
If you stumble across good neck stock, especially with good shadows, I'd l
The People Avenue - The Weekend Special wk 38[ Featured Gallery | Journals | Who's behind? | Guidelines | Home of The People Avenue ]The People Avenue - The Weekend Special wk 381 year ago in Art Features More Like This
If you like what you see,
please FAVE this article, so more people can notice it.
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April 2012 VLove comes first by PlastikStars:thumb293679757:Connect. by TheNameBehindTheFaceThor-eek-Oww 2 by Mishkin-Raymanset the night on fire. by lifelikesuicideApocalypse Tower by MaximeCourtyGolden liquid ... by aoao2:thumb262142716:bo by micmojoWhen by charleshildreth:thumb295895790:Bodetal Autumn 20 by MatthiasHaltenhofBreathe Me by Riencuranface off by Estruda.Dream of paradise. by cichutkoWhite vs Red Spritz 04 by Mr-Fuso:thumb290828782:What An Evening by ajnatayaVenice Harbour by marjol3in1977Only Hope by smoozysunrise, sunrise... by leeninekFlareNoon v.1 by bwaworgaVenice III by IsacGoulartChicago Blues by IsacGoulartTight Rope by katyBURNBlue Eyes by escaped-emotionsCaught in-between Two Breaths by escaped-emotions:thumb293446903:january by Laura1995tenderness. ... by light-from-EmiratesLightwave by regularflavorLittle Dreams by regularflavorOverwhelming by IvanAndreevichTurbulent by IvanAndreevichEmbracing the Sun by Ralf-RegeerThe Chosen One by r3novatioThe Golden Afternoon by fourteatwoI dream of home by LukasSowadaThinking Thoughts by fourteatwo81 by magzedAlways look forward... by AnneKathBorn by fly10:thumb207634941::thumb265206421::thumb275277002::thumb198173483::thumb134465766::thumb134465766:viola by bluexspace.autumn. by bluexspaceGolden Times by julyshewolfHer colors by julyshewolf:thumb25April 2012 V2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Does Intelligence Play a Role In Creativity?Today I'd like to share a highly insightful article by Tanner Christensen from creativesomething.net entitled "The Relationship Between Creativity and Intelligence." Here's some of what he has to say:Does Intelligence Play a Role In Creativity?8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Intelligence is classically defined as "the ability to acquire and utilize knowledge."
Creativity is the ability to come up with new ideas through a mental process of connecting existing concepts. The ideas don't have to be revolutionary (which is a common misconception many people have about creative thinking), they just have to be new for the thinker.
Intelligence certainly plays a part in creative thinking, but not how you might expect. ... Intelligence only gets you so far when it comes to creativity. To be creative is to pull existing knowledge into a new situation and quickly sort through potenti
How to Make a Good Profile PageHow to Make a Good Profile PageHow to Make a Good Profile Page3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Learn some helpful tips to ensure your profile page is appealing to the masses!
written by miontre for Community Week in projecteducate.
Quite simply, the way you present yourself is important. People make decisions about other people based on the way they present themselves. You know this is true because you do it yourself. There is no shame in this, because it's natural human behavior: we simply do not have the time to make decisions about each and every person we encounter from scratch, so we have to make some decisions based on how they present themselves. One such judgments made in this way is how worthwhile a person is - through this, we don't learn about a personality, but rather how long we are going to hold interest in this person.
If there's one thing which makes me uninterested in a person's profile, resulting in my immediate departure, it's when there's too much junk and mess on there - a result of careless presentation. :l
Social Networks + Browsers Personified by Jon LockThe talented digital artist Jon-Lock illustrates personifications of social networks and web browsers. While he's only been on deviantART for less than 6 months, he's brought in nearly 128,000 pageviews, 17,600+ watchers, and his newer deviations almost always hit the front page.Social Networks + Browsers Personified by Jon Lock6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Google Chrome Personified
Google Chrome's "Chrome Cycle"
deviantART and YouTube Personified
Frequently Asked QuestionsI get asked many questions and it can be hard for me to answer them all, so I have compiled a list of questions which I'm often asked in the hope it is of interest to some of youFrequently Asked Questions10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Where did you learn?
I've taught myself. My Secondary (High) School art teacher told me 'cartoon are not art' and so I had no interest in perusing 'art' classes any further. At about 13 I began to draw every day, less studying, more drawing what came to mind, creating characters and worlds and getting my thoughts and feeling onto paper.
I joined deviantART at 15, and the feedback and critique I've gained through sharing my art online has helped a lot in my improvement. I wasn't born with a 'gift', unless you count functioning hands, I learned through practice. I am nowhere near finished my learning (and never will be) though now I
Describing your CharactersDescribing your CharactersDescribing your Characters2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When it comes to characters, we writers have a certain goal: to bring these people to life in the readers' imaginations. But for this to work, two things need to happen.
1) The character needs personality.
2) The readers need to be able to visualize the character as they read.
The first is achieved through characterization, while the second is traditionally thought to be achieved through physical description. What I’d like to discuss in this journal entry, however, is how physical description also needs to contribute to a character’s personality, and how it’s actually characterization, more than anything, that helps the readers visualize a character.
Take a look at the following example.
1) When I entered Mr. Jed's office, he stood and smiled at me. He had a big nose and short, brown hair. He wore a dark suit. I shook his hand.
What do you know about Mr. Jed from this br
Begemott, A Gallery of Narrative DreamsJanuary 30, 2013by techgnoticBegemott, A Gallery of Narrative Dreams1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
On Sundays by *begemott
A Gallery of Narrative Dreams
A magic of effective art can be a drawing that appears to be a movie still, clipped from a film narrative, evoking a powerful sense of storytelling— and the viewer wants to know the rest of the story. This phenomenon has recently manifested itself on deviantART— and in a big way— once again.
The Rock - Dwayne Johnson Paintingby *frankwyte81
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will produce a movie based on a drawing (“sweet Halloween dreams”) by deviantART digital artist begemott. The drawing depicts a tiny teddy bear with a tiny wooden sword and shiel
Show Me #2: People and PortraitsI decided to start a feature series in the Deviation ThumbShare Forum based on themes and featuring the collected deviations on Sundays.Show Me #2: People and Portraits1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The second theme was People & Portraits Photography!
Here comes the amazing deviations
Amelie at my place I by AlexanderB
Valentia by BeautifulDisaster28
Nathalie II by ritsukadream
Artisan Crafts Week MacrameTHE PERFECTLY UNPECUNIARY PECULIARArtisan Crafts Week Macrame7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
POCKET PACKET PROMOTING PIZZO
(The Pocket Guide To Macrame)
Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.... (C B Demille)
"With new crafts, like all skills, remember!: We all, ...usually, start with fairly "rough-looking" pieces..."
(your talent may make you an exception to this rule...
...in which case you'll probably end up having to work far harder than the rest of us...), (PTK)
"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it will become a butterfly..." (Buckminster Fuller)
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO MACRAME
MACRAME DIVERSITY CONTEST
THE ORIGINS AND HISTORY OF MACRAME
TOOLS AND WORKING
TYPES OF MACRAME
BASIC MACRAME TECHNIQUES
AFTERWORD: WHAT NEXT...
PART TWO: APPENDICES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
APPENDIX 1: SELLING
APPENDIX 2: RECOMMENDED READING
APPENDIX 3: FUR
The Lonely PathFebruary 13, 2013/by techgnoticThe Lonely Path1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
I always thought Thoreau’s comment was simply a word game— ultimately not of much value and false at its core. A Valentines Day in solitude should mean being all alone and alone means being unhappy, pure and simple. Still, it will turn out in life that the most alone we can feel is ironically in the crush of family and friends and even in the embrace of one’s Valentines Day companion— but lost and unfulfilled in one’s dreams and visions.
Artist's Toolbox: Drawing Manga (comic)Artist's Toolbox: Creating your own manga!Artist's Toolbox: Drawing Manga (comic)8 months 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
So i herd u liek emotes?? - Volume 103Welcome to this weeks volume of so i herd u liek emotes. This is the 103rd volume in a weekly series aimed towards promoting emote and emoticonists from the dA community. It features emotes posted within the past week from both well known and new emoticonists, as well as featuring some other great emote projects and contests.So i herd u liek emotes?? - Volume 1033 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Dont you just hate wrong numbers? Wrong number by BlissfullySarcastic is an impressive little piece. The detail within the facial expression is fabulous and the lip-syncing works exceptionally well.
I can never resist a colourful and well animated emoticon. :sidewalking: by LedMaiden is just a brilliant all round emoticon. The beautiful background, realistic jump and flawless looping just shine through and draw your attention in.
Water Spirit by Chimajra is packed full of detail that draws you in to take a closer look.
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 21 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
Obscured Photos: Under-Appreciated FeatureObscuredPhotos is a photography group dedicated to exposing obscured (unknown, underappreciated, etc.) photography. It doesn't matter where you are at in terms of skill; if you are underappreciated and you feel you deserve more recognition, you've come to the right place!Obscured Photos: Under-Appreciated Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This news article features the best of submissions into the gallery, as chosen by our Volunteers. Deviations had under five original comments at the time of submission, so please give your support if you have time!
Connected by Einsilbig ID by HenriqueFrazao crawling bug I by kraftseins ilma by lalyita Flower by mnoruzi BETTER FITTING TIGER FOR TIGLES by Sugaree33-Art yellow iris by kharmenyo Robin Hood's Bay by M00N-flower Serene by FeliDae84 Westport, MA by knucklesclenched Butterfly by yanshee Taughannock Falls NY by EmersonStem Dew by jonesblachowicz Strawberries by Dangsoo1 :thumb
Manip FeaturesI never knew I could do features without a premium membership...turns out I can! (It just doesn't have sexy css, but I can bear with that)Manip Features2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Well here goes for my first feature These are all artworks by talented artists around here that I absolutely love and artworks that I think deserve more love. Now go forth and shower them with faves/comments/watches and the like
Winner is :iconwintermintz: Wintermintz 20c worth of points coming your way
20 is up for grabs for the lucky winning viewer of this feature.
All you have to do is:
Fave this journal
(optional) Comment on the feature
Ends Wednesday 25th 12 noon GMT
Good Luck and Enjoy!
Corset Contest by Temperate-Sage
Calling all dra
Get to know us - Beatniks - 6Apr12I came up with an idea of a daily blog which consists of interviews. The questions I asked are:Get to know us - Beatniks - 6Apr122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1) How did you first get started into photography
2) Who and what are your influences
3) Have you ever been published or received a DD? If so, what piece? (include the thumbnail if you want).
4) What kind of education do you have in photography, or are you self-taught
5) Have you ever worked in the field of photography
6) Do you think it's important to have a philosophy
7) What advice would you give to an upcoming photographer
1) I first started photography 5 years ago. I wanted to try it out and it turned out to be my passion. I've always loved animals which is why wildlife and macro photography turned out to be the things I like doing the most. I ended up working with National Geographic and I've had the chance to go to some really cool places. We live on an amazing planet and my aim is to show the world what they might not notice or take the time to appreciate.
2) I'm influe