Trying to Improve?Are you trying to improve?Trying to Improve?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Looking for new ways to improve?
Just to IMPROVE?
There's one thing that people always repeat(I'm not trying to offend anybody) is that when they watch another artist who's art is very good, they either think, "I won't be able to be that good" and feel like they will never improve.
Sad thing, but true.
Only a few people think about improving to get to the same level as their favorite artist.
BUT! There's always room for improvement! ;D
Well, then. I'm not so sure if this is helpful or not and if you will learn something new or not, but, continue on, please. c:
Ever heard of 'practice makes perfect'? I know some people out there practice until they hands feel dead(not literally) but don't give up! Like I said, there's always room for improvement! c: And it doesn't matter if you waste paper. Paper can always be recycled. If you think you're wasting paper, try finding old envelopes and doodle on them!
Don't give up! EVER! Be strong and
TRG Reboot Feature Part 5Hello Groupies! We are pleased to announce the fourth of the TRG features of the new Lara Croft from the just released Tomb Raider! Unfortunately, submissions have now been closed for this feature. However, you can still check out the beautiful and gorgeous artwork made from members by looking at the Get Featured - TR 13 folder. But be quick! The folder won't stay foreverTRG Reboot Feature Part 52 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, the game has been released! How exciting! In the following few days, we're going to give you special chance to tell us what you think, what you like about it and how awesome the game is (also, please try not to post spoilers, just a general idea so no one misses out on something)!
Alive by yangtianliFirst kill... by MisiakasVasileiosTomb Raider Reborn by doneplay:th
random ass feature 13!I was about to make a Friday the 13th joke and realized it's not Friday anymore, and it wasn't the 13th anyway >random ass feature 13!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRAHere's some of the most amazing and invaluable advice you'll most-likely ever get from one of my good colleagues and legends in comics/gaming, creator JOE MADUREIRA. It's what i've been preaching to you aspiring artists since i arrived on DA, but i think his POV says it perfectly:TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*WARNING: SOME MATURE LANGUAGE*
"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST?
Or a successful WORKING PROFESSIONAL?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I'm not usually a soapbox type guy, I don't like instructing people, and I think I'm a terrible teacher. But hey, it's Friday and I'm in a strange mood. So here goes:
I've noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: "Where should I go to school?" "What classes should I take?" "What should I study for anatomy?" "What pencils and paper do you use?" "Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?" "How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?" "When
PE: Telling Stories with your ArtStorytelling and art were good friends for thousands of years until they had a fight and split in the late 19th century. Paintings that told stories often followed old academic traditions and were rejected by modernist artists. In some ways, the old traditions could be limiting and did not allow free creativity. Because of this, storytelling, or “narrative” was knocked off it’s pedestal in fine art and though most ideas and movements of the past 50 years in art have come full circle, we still have a tenuous relationship with telling stories in our artwork. Concept has become incredibly important in fine art. I have nothing against concept art, in fact a lot of my own work is very concept driven, but I believe that narrative is not being given its due.PE: Telling Stories with your Art10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Once regarded as “lowbrow” comics and illustration are gaining respect in high art. Yet, beyond the “art world” images that tell stories are quickly becoming more relevant than even written word.
Lit: Characters and SettingsGallery Descriptions MonthLit: Characters and Settings5 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Have you ever wandered through the Literature Gallery here on dA and wondered what the Characters & Settings sub category was for? Then ask no more. It should almost be obvious what goes in here, but let's play dumb for a minute.
The Characters & Settings gallery is NOT for your prose, poetry or scripts. Finished stories or poems don't belong here. They belong in their own categories. Here, we should find character information. Well what is character information:
Characters Sheets. Any character sheet that you've completed for your character(s) and would like to share. Blank sheets should be submitted to the Resources & Stocks > Tutorials > Writing gallery.Character Profiles or Biographies. You wrote a short description or history for your character but it won't be included in the final cut of your story.
FEATURE - TUTORIALSFEATURE - TUTORIALS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
They are very good tutorials, help a great deal for those who want to learn new techniques, especially how to paint details in Photomanipulations.
Skin Color Swatches by DeviantNep empire city process by TylerEdlinArt
So you want to do requests?A basic guide to taking and making requestsSo you want to do requests?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Just like when taking commissions, requests also require a bit if organizing. And I hope that in this article I'll be able to help answer a couple of questions regarding requests.
Previous article: "So you want to do commissions?"
If you find the article informative, please it.
First things first
If you're reading this article, you're probably thinking of opening up requests. Whether it is to improve your art, or to have some samples ready to move on to commissions: various people take requests for various reasons. Just take a gander through the Projects-forum and you'll see just how many there are.
Just like with commissions, it's important you decide what you'll be taking requests for. And whatever your choice or reason, be prepared for a lot of people to find their way to your page
Writing An Artist's StatementCommunity WeekWriting An Artist's Statement10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
An artist's statement is simply the artist's written description of their own work. It is a verbal representation of the work that the artist does and it is meant to help the viewer glean understanding of it. It aims to inform and connect the viewer with the art. Often gallery owners and teachers will ask for an artist's statement, and it's possible you'll even want to put one up on your website. In any case, you'll most likely need to write one.
Seems easy, right?
Not so much.
Writing an artist's statement can be quite tricky! It can be very difficult to put what you do and why down on paper without it sounding either convoluted or over simplified. In either case, the audience might have trouble understanding the statement.
Example: "The apotropaic quality of the conjoining lines are juxtaposed against the atramentous backdrop in a way such as to give definition to not only the achromatic benevolence of the lines themselves, but to the crepuscular middle ground, with
******FEATURE***********FEATURE********FEATURE**Hello everyone! I just want to share some great art with everyone that I found to be beautiful and inspiring. I hope you discover some new favorites of your own!!******FEATURE***********FEATURE********FEATURE**2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Awesome Artworks I Have Favorited Recently:
Inside of the forest by DiosaEMRHidden by LeDeuxiemeSexe:thumb324508222:Winter's Majesty by DeniseGarbis
Candle by lombrascuraRaven by Maiafaygirl by sharandulaRED EARTH by RedPearHermione's Patronus by TheDarkRayneWhite Fairy by MartaNaelMermaids atoll - The lost ship by DaniNaimare
Marla by OmeN2501Ariel by Inna-VjuzhaninaSentinel by Ter-Jaidenthree lil pigs. by chrisscalfEpic Duel by PabloFernandezArtwrkGothic by SK-DIGIARTvain harpy by sandara
Companionship by SweediesArtWATER MAN by Sylwia77Modern Miss Muffet by ShorraOnly in Dying, Life by AeirmidElf Baby by CindysArtGraven grudge by kitkat523When Music takes control by Bosslogix
C E L E S T I A L by THE-WEATHERED-RAVEN:thumb279320227:anomaly by igreenyDragonkin by IronshodOphelia by AmiltareaGinger Nova by vinegar.: Duality :. by KuramaPhoenix
Autumn by J-u-d-a-shidden intentions by AF-studiosQueen Ravenna Digital Painting by TitusBoy25Betrayal by Aegis-IllustrationUnderworld by CelairenDistance and Beyond by BreathlessMelodyArtEscape by BiBiARTs
Dr Seuss Inspired Feature VI"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love."Dr Seuss Inspired Feature VI2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Separation by Snowfall-lullabyfeel in heaven.... by nao--renMake a Wish Tonight by yuumeiWinter Kiss by saviviForever by OlMountainWomanWinter Fun by OrbcreationLullaby by HorinyaLos Amantes - Even in death by MorriganArtV.I by DabadusHippie - II by Girl-From-Mezzaninenothing was left for u and me. by anomalia-magnetycznaChris 14 by remydarlingParadise lost by WildRainOfIceAndFireThriller by AbdoHadHDR - flower by Louis-photosDays End Dance by Temperate-Sagewhims by photoportPeanut Butter Jelly Time by renekotte:thumb134408941:stamp: Surprise Kitteh 1 by SimbiAni:glomp-poke: by ChaosEmeraldHuntergiggle by moxscommission - giggle by pandabakaBoy and Girl by SandfreakNovel: Evil Boy -back- by raykitA boy and a girl... by sapphirezTwins by MariannaInsomniaA Friend To Lean On by JessicaRHerreraHappy Valentine's Day 2013 by SweediesArtFresh Catch by ChikrataCaught With the Goods by bassecaFly me to the moon by angelmarthyCan you keep the secret? by 2947A little bit of magic by MalgorzataArskaLauren by sahabiha:t
Features From Worth-DDs Group #16Features From :iconWorth-DDs: #16Features From Worth-DDs Group #162 years ago in Personal More Like This
into the blue by CaveCanem42Eclipse Phase Rimward - Octopus Thugs by Hideyoshi
TFP: Surfing by ERA-7disneyland concept by 0BOthe mist island is beyond ahead by breathing2004
Sucker Punch: Babydoll by michellemonique:thumb308341611:Fly me to the moon by Chuchy5
nude 009 by kiumeirelesBerserker by Shivary2012-74 Magic by W0LLE
Degenerate Beauty Queen by hazza-6660Zoom-Zoom by LupiniciousEast Wind by Lizkay
Indian Paintbrush and Evening Light by tourofnatureCommission: Roko-san by LuluSeasonLOL wallpaper by su-ke
Dinotopia Tribute by MartaNaelPrayers by GoldenTigerDragon:thumb314718771:
Commission:The Infiltration of Midgar by doubleleafCrisis by noah-kh_harriet III. by Bloddroppe
sunny day by kiumeirelesher shelter by bailey--elizabeth
Metamorphosis by ffnanaAthene noctua by TaniaAVHelp, it's summer! by AnnaGiladi
Downtown by logartisRestless tombs by ramsesmelendezeCommission for Iankeaton by Silverfox5213
Gravity by lucid-lightLinaito by TamplierPainter
Time Flies by SabbathPhotographyBetter Days Will Come by AndieMakkawaru
:thumb316081585:Dio. by AnoyaNo Trespassing by SSSTEPCheri by PMucks
untitled by gottfriedhelnweinSunday Stroll by Emerald-DepthsFinding Happiness by RaayzelUncharted 3 by PatrickBrown
Soul Eater: Celebrating 100 by Jazzie560Army of Darkness 3 Pin-up by juan7fernandezTransformers RID #8 cover colors by khaamarsleep by oO-Kir-Oo
features FEATURES and more features!!!!!still playing catch up so let me also say here, ty all for faving my work and showing it off. it means a lot to have your support.features FEATURES and more features!!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Angel and Palace of Moonlight by FrodoK :thumb315674557: Blind for You by AkubakaArts The Breaking Swan by BloomingRoseXeniia :thumb311861201: Wake by EmanuelGreatGod Secret Mirror by MirellaSantana .: Endless Days :. by Pure-Poison89 Dream after prick the finger by Blavatskaya :thumb315453832: The fifth. by streamline69 Sarah's Death by SweediesArt h a r p y by urbania13 Darkness... by Sylwia77 Perfectly Flawed by mippieArt
self promotion of new work and personal favorites
shake it out by tallouh no hero in her -stolen- sky by tallouh virgo by tallouh i never learn by tallouh
featured on shadowness
cancer by tallouh concentration by tallouh libra by tallouh
just found out about a new feature!
shake it out by tallouh
have a great sunday evening folks!!!
I forgot my own Birthday | Christmas FeaturesOh dear, I actually forgot my own 7th DA Birthay on December 18! I only was reminded when I noticed one day that the 6 had turned into 7 on my profile. Dammit! And I wanted to celebrate it along with my finished ♣ ♠ ♥ ♦ Poker cards project ♣ ♠ ♥ ♦. Well, over now. Anyway, I hit you with the oldest piece of work that is sitting in my gallery - it's from December 20, 2004. Can you recognize my style?I forgot my own Birthday | Christmas Features3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Enjoy these jewels from my favourites!
Merry Christmas to you all!
Best Wishes by heavenriver Thistle cogs by krigl Forever in a Moment by waste-and-tragedy
The Rebirth of Venus by ArtOfWarStudios PirateIsle by eWKn :thumb74591294: Dionaea by Cellesria
Weekly Deviation Award Winners. May 16!Hello everyone!!! :iconamorbln:Weekly Deviation Award Winners. May 16!9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Before giving way to our WDA for today, we have to announce that the WDA of next week (May 23) will be the latest for a while.
We are very sorry but do not have much free time right now.
We will try to restart our Weekly Award as soon as possible. Thanks and my apologies.
...And now the Winners of our WDA - May 16 are:
CONTEST EXTENDED A WEEK*EDIT* Woohoo!! We have some entries!!CONTEST EXTENDED A WEEK1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone!! It's been a while since I last held a stock challenge for stock artists but in the spirit of the new year here you go.
What if a mirror isn't all it seems. What if your reflection wants to keep you on your side? What if you are able to climb through a mirror but your reflection keeps standing in front of you, blocking your way? You try to touch the mirror without your reflection touching the same place. Maybe the cold surface isn't the mirror you're touching, but the cold flesh of your doppelganger, pushing back, keeping you on your side.
The theme is 'Through the Mirror'
Shush by ceeek-stock
BIG STOCK USE FEATUREHUGE THANKS TO ALL THOSE TALENTED DEVIANTS WHO USE MY STOCK!BIG STOCK USE FEATURE11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Secret by m-gosiaConcavo y convexo... by metalromanticaWoman steel by m-gosiaInvocation by Rafaelll90
In the ruins of Atlantean city by black-cat16. . . FungusFear . . . by ChIandra4U
CONTEST IS OPEN"IN THE EMBRACE OF WINTER"CONTEST IS OPEN2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Each season brings a different experiences and emotions, different atmosphere, a different colour pallette.
Winter is a time for reflection and rest, a cycle of life-death-rebirth,
the inward journey, embracing darkness and silence.
Winter days are short, with long nights. The cold weather can make us sad and lethargic.
The season offers a sense of calmness and makes us feel peaceful.
The most romantic time of the year?
A snowy, frosty, cold world or rain and endless grey skies can be beautiful
but some people find that they become seasonally depressed as they receive less light in winter.
People feel tired and sluggish during winter. Too cold, gloomy, depressing?
Do you feel the winter blues or you enjoy the season?
Go back to your memories and keep your focus on your experience and emotions.
Show us your feelings about winter.
Show us your winter mood...now, in your past or childhood.
Contest ClosedDefeat the Darkness Contest,Contest Closed10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
On our Previous journals we announced that we are running contests throughout the year for our Different Art Fields and Galleries. Our First was our Soul Magic Digital Painting Contest, this is our Second Contest only for Manipulations and Mixed Media Work, no other fields will be accepted for this contest.
Lets get Started with our
MANIPULATIONS-MIXED MEDIA CONTEST.
The THEME of this CONTEST is DEFEAT THE DARKNESS (Inspired from the work of Carlos-Quevedo http://carlos-quevedo.deviantart.com/ your piece Must be of a Warrior... Present or Past or Celestial..... Please see below for examples)
Particpate & Create and most important have fun
Amazing Examples --
All examples I feel fit the Contest theme-showing what sort of work we are looking for in the contest.
The promised land - Contest winners! - Commissions OPEN - Shadowness - Tumblr - Dark Portfolio - society6 - Behance - ZazzleThe promised land - Contest winners!7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
PS files - Model Stocks - Premade Backgrounds - Objects stocks -
Made with our stocks!Hello my dear friends!Made with our stocks!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We want to show you the artworks made with our stocks!
Colors of Tomorrow by TheDreamBelow
Ode to Joy by BibiannaLananaIn the Night by MagicFrea442ninjakitty2 by essencestudios
Follow me guys by annemaria48Shattered Dreams by ladyjudinaNo Care To Give by XIStormIXBattle Scars by TheDreamBelowIn The Night by VeilaKs
Walk the Dogs by BibiannaLananaOur Secret by annemaria48Requiem [AT] by semperfiestyWaiting for the coming storm by TL-DesignzShattered Tears by TL-Designz
0607.13 by nrsclsleeping sun by Skategirl
Creative Art Challenge - Cast a spellHi guys, TIME'S ALMOST UP!!!!Creative Art Challenge - Cast a spell6 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's my birthday really soon (1st August) and to celebrate I want to hold a creative themed art challenge based around one of my stock images.
The theme is Cast a spell ends 8th August. Not long now so hurry and get your entries in!
All entry types will be accepted as long as it is based on the original image and theme, and follows my stock use rules http://fav.me/d3u2ss4
This includes drawing, painting, sculpting, photomanipulation, stock and photography inspired by the image.
My favourite will win:
Viewers favourite will win:
Entries so far:
Chica Libro by josera22
Announcing The First Lit-Visual Alliance CONTEST!Announcing the first contest for theAnnouncing The First Lit-Visual Alliance CONTEST!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is the Alliance, you ask?
The Alliance is a project group intended to encourage visual and literary artists to work together. I've felt for some time that the dA Literature Community can at times be somewhat insular - to its detriment. We in the Lit Community are also sometimes prone to griping about the lack of exposure our work receives when compared to that of visual artists.
So. In the spirit of thorns brilliant Complaint Challenge I would try to do something about that. And so :iconlit-visual-alliance: was born.
As often as I hear literary artists complaining about lack of exposure, I hear visual artists complaining of a lack of inspiration and motivation to create art. And that, I must say, is simply nonsense. There is a massive amount of inspiration to be found on dA - and it's called th
'The Unseen Stock' to art contestHey people! I'm starting my first little contest'The Unseen Stock' to art contest6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is some kind of a test, if you like it and there are many entries I will probably do a contest
like this more often, maybe every two months or so.
Here are the simple rules:
you must use at least 2 resources from my gallery
you must use at least 1 resource from every of these 4 last Unseen stock features:
(this makes a total of 6 required stocks)
the pictures you chose from the features and my gallery must be clearly visible in your work
you can use