MMD In defense of rip artists ...MMD In defense of rip artists ...1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
DeviantArts (DA) is probably unique in several ways, but the thing that I've found strangest and have had the most difficulty with grappling with is their tolerance(?) of "rips". Which is why I think this could be an interesting discussion.
"Rips" are models taken from commercial computer and video games and used for "something else". Make no mistakes about it, probably 99.99% of rips are illegal in the sense that they were "stolen" from something else. Which, given the existence of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), makes it kind of strange that DA tolerates any rips on their servers at all. May be they really do deserve the kind of reputation that they receive on other forums on the Internet, or they just aren't making enough money to be worth the bother to sue. Who knows? The fact remains is that at the moment DA seems to be a safe haven for rippers and nowhere are they perhaps more visible than in the MMD field.
Then again, there's ano
VNP Fundraising-1000 Points Up For Grabs! Badge!You bring the story. We bring it to life.VNP Fundraising-1000 Points Up For Grabs! Badge!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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November Feature!Each month our admins picks their favorites from the gallery, and we put them in the featured folder for a month.November Feature!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
And here they are, the November selection!
Show Your True Colors by Anyzamarah Botan Kanzashi by SincerelyLove Old and Tired by RenderPrism Rihanna by BabyDollB nature of fire by igreeny Something blue is coming (wip 2) by anna-solitaire TWD 3 sign by Emeruson Numb, Sexual by MetalUnderSkin Clockwork Spider No 4 (II) by AMechanicalMind Alien pumpkin by Darkmoonlilly Lost by guw The ghostly galleon by pixierosie Look who's come for Halloween... by Tegori Sweet Selections! by ilurveNINJAMAN Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark) Iron Man by Makarova17 Gift: Touching blue by Koenigskupfer Cheetah Sisters by SilkenWinds love? by rilibko ~ by waashe Melissani - Kefalonia,Greece by Raptor7gr Appearance by elanesse-v Neverland by MrsVanZyl Lizzy by IgnisFatuusII Mermaid's Kiss by DesignbyKatt X6 by TsimmerS Showdown at the Memory Skyscraper by Ateo88 Finish! A Row Of Love (Dimensions) by Katezath Venom by Logan-Pearce Puella Transformation by Linkerbell Who Me? I'm Innocent! by dreamlandcody Alternative Harley Quinn I by TheIronRing Halloween! 2012 by Alkasay Pencil vs. Pen WIP by h0wr christiane F. by heart-of-image Owl by kellyduncan Bad Romance by Amarelle07 :thumb334994338
Amigurumi- Working Without a PatternAmigurumiAmigurumi- Working Without a Pattern6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Working Without a Pattern
Hi everyone! I'm TheSmall-Stuff and what I love is to make amigurumi, but I'm never patient enough to use a pattern. Because of this, I've found and developed a bunch of techniques that I use while designing the dolls that I make! What I'm going to try to do is explain my thought process in making a doll, and share some of the techniques that I use to form the shapes and the details in a character. Sorry it's long, but I tried to use lots of pictures. I hope this helps! Lets start
Shapes are key!
When you go to make a doll, you need to pick it apart in your head and see all of the shapes that make the character. Sometimes it's easier to draw out a diagram of all of the pieces that go into the doll, to get a good idea of how it fits together. While you're planning, it's good to be thinking "How do I make this?" while you choose shapes. However
Ultima Feature: Issue 4 Newest 2Hey, hey, hey! Hi and welcome to the fourth issue and second newest feature.Ultima Feature: Issue 4 Newest 21 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Once again I've climbed through a mountain of other deviations in search of stuff I want to feature. I shall not speak of nudes and ponies because both have made it into my feature. I will never feature pony nudes, or nude ponies. That is just... ew for me.
Instead, I will make a mention of a sunflower with rather large tits, and women with breast absorbing powers...
You just can't unsee things.
But onto art. Beautiful wonderful art. Art that I spent from last Sunday to the very last second of last night collecting, haha. I swear, as a procrastinator I shouldn't do this.
Tiny girl by EludysMeat Market by ADIZMALWORLDWei , New Year Personification by AvasariahThis Dead Sea by LaitmaYouko Kurama by Marcelo-CeL
Sunset: Dramatic Effect by UnormalicyFallen Princess by sorairo-days- KEFKA - by SurfinpikaTiger Vixen by cierra-nighttiger089Bride of The Water God : Antiquity by Itchy-Hands
DocteurWhoRoryW by Lun-art:thum
The A, B, C's of Cosplay!The A, B, C's of Cosplay!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The A, B, C's of Cosplay
From Antropomorphic to Zebra (or Invader Zim!), the A, B, C's of Cosplay is a 26 week 'workshop' to bring to you, in all its costumed and creative glory, some of the most spectacular and colorful work in the Cosplay gallery. Complete with a section on tutorials, and a small history on obscure words or anime used, this week I bring to you...
The letters A, B and C
Cosplay, short for costume play, is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character, or idea. Characters are often drawn from popular fiction in Japan, but recent trends have included American cartoons and science fiction.
Favorite sources include manga, anime, tokusatsu, comic books, graphic novels, video games, hentai and fantasy movies, as well as anthropomorphic manifestations.
Cosplayers often inter
Treasures________________________________________________________Treasures3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Please, this journal for the featured artists to get more exposure.
One lucky person who favorites this journal will get 100
*the winner is Jadeit3
Thank you all for the support on my previous journal
It means a lot to read it.
And now, little treasures to make you smile (:
My son watching tv :) by Szpitalniak
eyes by MartaSyrko
Newborn by JeanFan
The sun will never stop shining name search by vadalein Undiscovered land by m-eralp Electric Kiss by ahermin Dreamland... by ElenaKalis PAINT BALL DROP by ArwenArts Agfa Optima 1a by Squirrelondope Romania's rooftop 54 by adypetrisor Cobweb by Nitrok Run, Husky, Run by Lupinicious short story 2 by pstoev fall on fire by LarsVanDeGoor A taste of autumn by hoschie Ain't It Fun by feanutri Maple tree by porbital My Drifting Island by Oer-Wout In the mist by chavez666 Namibian Eden by hougaard the ability to dream by werram Tea and Books by Like-A-Kitty Heavy things won't fly by girltripped Sparkling Wine by ahermin the guard of forest by shade-plThe sun will never stop shining1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Amber by P0RG autumn 7 by all17 Glacial Acid by Al-Baum twinkling by kim-e-sens Tea Time by nairafee .: FEED ME :. by onixa Sunset 3 by LorenzoDiFolco -Ancestor of recall- by Janek-Sedlar windows by ildiko-neer chocolaterie. by magnesina Last Moment by IvanAndreevich waiting hearts by augenweide cocktail time by Orwald Rider by lwc71 Light my Fire by dansch summer is a present by Lisa-Schneider Elevation by oO-Rein-Oo i love cookies by Megson Cause you're all I want.. by addy-ack All That Remains III by MyLifeThroughTheLens The swan princess by PawelMatys Alsafi by wchild .: Golden Morning :. by VictorianPrincess Flower Chakra by not-in-my-lifetime the beginning by photo-earth First Light by Sortvind gold by prismes :th
Plz icons for every one ^^:iconupdatedsignplz: february 2013 :iconupdateplz:I want to share with you some Plz icons which i use and like very much ^^Plz icons for every one ^^4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
(i don't create them i only find it ) (IF YOU KNOW MORE GREAT ICONS COMMENT i read and answer them all )
Fantastic Stock And Where To Find It - Feature 21I’ve been making a collection of some of the brilliant stock artistsFantastic Stock And Where To Find It - Feature 211 year ago in Art Features More Like This
works that I have come across. It started off as stock I can’t provide
myself so I look for other peoples so I can suggest them. The way I
choose is quite odd, when I see a stock image I have an instant image in
my head of what I could do or create out of that piece of stock. The
image also has to be crystal clear and easily altered.
Anyway, Check them out, I’m sure you’ll agree, just click on their deviation.
Radiant Darkness Stock by MariaAmanda LAV Breakwater Blue 141 by geoectomy-stock LAV Breakwater Blue 129 by geoectomy-stock Ladies On Friesians 27 by ponystock Stock Dark Lolita 15 by Tairin-Rur Stock Dark Lolita 14 by Tairin-Rur Michelle Nude Fairy Stock Premium Content by ArtReferenceSource Amazon princess by BerryBlu Amazon princess 2 by BerryBlu Asian Princess 01 by Jumeria-Nox Asian Princess 05 by Jumeria-Nox Asian Princess 11 by Jumeria-Nox Stock 250 by Dingelientje-stock Dawn call by Dewfooter Greek Stock III by DanielleFioreModel blue mermaid 9 by MerlinsMoonShadow :thumb322176
How To Make Pattern Brush TextureLike photoshops bucket tool pattern or just want a pattern brush. Use this method to get that effect. I'm going to use a screentone texture that is inverted.How To Make Pattern Brush Texture1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Go to your paint tool sai Folder
Open Brushtex folder
Open a bmp image in photoshop or sai
decorate it in greyscale. You can see my texture above, it's was done in photoshop as render difference clouds. Rename the file to something you will remember. I called mine Lightening because when it's used it looks a bit like lightening or coffee stains.open the CONF file called Brushtex. Open it in Notepad. It will look something like this>>
write this: 1,brushtex\[the name of your bmp file].bmp Make sure on the end up the image file name. Exactly like in the image above. Mine was lightening so I wrong it: 1,brushtex\lightening.bmp and after you write this, close and save,
Brought to Life: Nintendo CosplayNintendo defined so many of our childhoods. It's a fun thing to see all of the characters we grew up with come to life, with the effort of these fantastic cosplayers.Brought to Life: Nintendo Cosplay4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Sheik Listen Carefully by RappyDemon
Skull Kid by IgorTodd
October's Manga Artist of the Month: deeJuusan!October's Manga Artist of the Month: deeJuusan!5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Hope you had a wonderful start to October!! I'm eager for Hallowe'en and watching the typical leaf rain of the season *_*
But there's something I'm even more eager about and it's to introduce you to October's Manga Artist of the Month...
The incredibly talented deeJuusan!
I met Dee a few months back when I hosted the Manga Chapters & Pages Themed DD Week! One of the pieces I had the honour of featuring as a Daily Deviation for that week was precisely a chapter of Dee's manga 'Grey is...'. I immediately fell in love with her unique style, the raw emotions in the pages and most of all the humanity within the main characters. I was stunned. I still am!
It's with great pleasure that I crown deeJuusan as October's Manga Artist of the Month! Keep reading below to know more about her!
Getting Noticed aka becoming *Popular*How do you get ahead on deviantART?Getting Noticed aka becoming *Popular*8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I am actually asked this question a lot. And in reality, many artists with lots of watchers are asked this question fairly frequently by both old and new deviantART members. There are actually several different ways to get attention on deviantART, but not all those ways are good and most work best when combined together. Let's look at them all individually and then discuss "best practices."
But what is "popular?"
Is being popular just a status symbol for you to make you happy? Is it an arbitrary number assigned to an inanimate object like a pageview? It is a silly symbol by your username that means virtually NOTHING to the majority of the deviantART community (and is meaningless to the rest of the internet)? There are artists out there who are called "popular" but who don't think they are popular. And there are artists out there who many wouldn't classify as "popular" but think they are the most popular thing since unde
Stop The Clocks - FeatureStop The Clocks - Feature3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Golden Times by Anapontes Don't waste your time on trivia by veRRRon
Eleven by Kleemass
Dark Times 5 by Forestina-Fotos all those lonely nights.. by midnigght
Time by catch---22 1 by Nigrita
Close to Dawn by GinAngieLa
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.
Tuesday Treats: Halloween Treats... a delicious day ...Tuesday Treats: Halloween Treats5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Halloween is fast approaching (one week away!!!) which means lots and lots of goodies for kids and adults alike! I love trick or treating, do you? And what kinds of yummy candies do you like best? I'm a huge Reeses Cup fan XD Find a deviation that shows what kinds of treats you like for this spooky holiday and link it in a comment on this blog! One deviation per member please. Each submitted deviation will be featured in the next TT! Enjoy and have the best day ever!
Last week, we rejoiced in breezy days...
How to be a better photographer!We have passion for photography, cameras, and unique things that normal people can't feel and see but we can !How to be a better photographer!1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Yes, we are photographers !
Photographer just like the actors, singer, or artist.. etc, you have to practice more and more ! always practice.
even professionals keep learning new things and techniques.
10 things you must do as a photographer :
1- Read as much as you can about photography.
reading is really help, I always read articles about photography,
even if the subject I already know but I like to read what others think
so I might learn something new.
2- Use your favorite photographer as a guide and inspiration
your favorite artist is always a good thing to get you motivated to be like him/her.
roll around his/her gallery focus on the way he/she taking s
Best of December 2011Hello everyone!Best of December 20112 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconskyandnatureclub: proudly features the best submissions of December!
We will feature the best pictures of every month, so make sure you submit your best works to increase your chance to be featured
Not yet a member? Have a look at our Blog and feel free to join!
And now enjoy our monthly feature!
Flowers, Plants & Macro
Wallflower by robin-ic Kindling Sunflower by mariquasunbird1
Morning Frost by CanadianRy spiders layr by marlene-dietrich Yellowing Leaves by drkshp
First Days of Winter by Mithertiths :thumb272307885: Almost a dream by Gertcars
sunny joy by KseniaMaytama frozen in time... by Iulian-dA-gallery Nature from below II by RobinHedberg
Winter Forest by Syrjusz :thumb271980534: Fields of Gold by FauxHead
Azowskie by kociol7 Twins by studio-emi I'll Be Waiting by BlueColoursOfNature
Galena Creek Ice by sellsworth Amber morning by Elextrica The Real Ones by NayeliNeria
dArp: Daily DeviationsThe DD is a known abbreviation within deviantART.dArp: Daily Deviations2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
But those two letters can be a challenge for all on deviantART sometimes. For this dArp article i will not focus on art but collected the articles and explanations of other people.
Also known as Daily Deviation. It is a daily feature given since the beginning of deviantART to showcase a few selected pieces. For 24 hours it will be seen at the footer or at the DD page. Afterwards it will vanish among the older DD pages. It will be forgotten instantly after those 24h and only gets a bit attention when CVs do their monthly DD feature again or when someone stumbles across them by accident.
Artworks featured as a DD can be easily recognized by that little red heart framed by a golden background below the actual deviation. It often comes together with comments like "Congratulations for the DD".
DDs can not be a journal, a WIP or any artwork located at the 'Scraps' category.
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A Plea from Prince CharmingWatch depthRADIUSA Plea from Prince Charming5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Who is responsible for the Murder of Cinderella?
Solve the Murder Mystery Contest →
It has now been two weeks since the beautiful fairy tale that was my life has come crashing down into utter devastation and nightmare.
My darling beloved, my Princess, my Cinderella is no more.
She has been taken away from me and from all of you, her legions and generations of fans of her grand and glorious story, by dastardly murderers most heinous, heartless and foul... and as of this hour still unknown.
The personal story of my Cinderella has always been a reassurance (to youth but to all ages as well) that true love will always conquer all adversity, sabotage, and lies. My dear Cinderella
Did you Know? - Submit a Group JournalSubmit a Group Journal via a GroupDid you Know? - Submit a Group Journal1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
The usual way to submit a journal to a group is via the groups platform.
Therefor go to your group and click at the "Journal" tab, to get to the journals page. There you can find the "+ New Blog Entry" button at the top left .
If you click that you will get an empty form for your new journal entry. From there you can write down all the latest information, can choose the category it should be added to and can add a skin (Super Group status is required for that).
Once you have added all needed information, codes and did fill out the form correctly, you can now submit your journal.
Journals submitted via a group can not be added to the journal section of other groups. Only to their galleries.
Submit a Group Journal via Sta.sh
Go to Sta.sh and prepare the journal you want to submit. Write down all information and maybe add a