Getting Back to InspirationOvercoming that mental block or that lack of inspiration can be extremely hard! I would like this to be the beginning of something to help all types of artists and hobbyists to overcome that barrier and continue to do what it is that calls you.Getting Back to Inspiration3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Your art work is a form of self-expression. Every piece that you create is unique to you, I ask that you appreciate even what you think may be the worst piece ever as that (a unique piece of you).
1.) As a rule of thumb—never throw out anything that you create, no matter how bad you think it is. In some way, you have learned from it, you can look back at it later and it may serve as inspiration to recreate it with all that you have recently learned and it may be your next masterpiece. In the very least, you may look at it later on and that piece that you created and thought was so horrible will show you just how far you have really come.
2. ) Keep a folder on your computer of work that has always served to inspire you. If this work has
November Giveaway [Winner Selected]Congratulations JayLPhotography!November Giveaway [Winner Selected]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Dracula Untold Billboard ContestWe're challenging you to illustrate one of Vlad's monumental transformations—either into a flock of bats or into the vampire Dracula.Dracula Untold Billboard Contest4 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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Transform Vlad the Impaler!
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Tips and Tricks (tutorials)All of my tips and tricks sheets:Tips and Tricks (tutorials)9 years ago in Personal More Like This
pencil crayon baics
the white pencil crayon
layering pencil crayons
digital colour basics
applying digital colour</b>
lighting (digital media)
basic digital textures
Gigantic Stock Feature 3Enjoy the stock featured below and perhaps find the inspiration for your next art piece. Make sure to follow each provider's TOU when using their stock.Gigantic Stock Feature 32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Age of Steam 06 UNRESTRICTED by Elandria Cait 110 by FairieGoodMother RockStocks 11376 by RockStocks In the swamp_5 by anastasiya-landa Rocky Pond by fuguestock Gothic Girl Stock by Nerium-Oleanders Chameleon Stock by LB-digital Jewish Graveyard 19 by CD-STOCK Enchanted beauty stock 1 by A68Stock Arms and Armour stock 28 by Random-Acts-Stock Arms and Armour stock 20 by Random-Acts-Stock Scary Fish by NickiStock Jen in a Box by Lisajen-stock Big Hat 16 by Lisajen-stock bleu sheet 2 by Lisajen-stock red passion 7 by Lisajen-stock Gold 3 by Lisajen-stock More Cliff Stock 164 by The-strawberry-tree old chandelier 11 by deathofsphinx Queen of the Night 37 by Valentine-FOV-Stock Queen of the Night 33 by Valentine-FOV-StockCreek Stock 01 by Gilliann Cracks Are Bleeding by Limited-Vision-Stock Castle - Castello 4 by Sergiba Sensations 03 by EmeraldVenom-Stock :thumb122360208:Reaching 2 by SBG-CrewStock Lady of the Lake II by LionessOfEl Arwen Homage I by LionessOfEl Lady of the Lake III by LionessOfEl d3wd0058 - Apollo CM by d3wd Dark fairy 5 by Lisajen-stock Fairytale 033 by Taversia Fairytale 016 by Taversia NIK_3619 by NikNikonov A-Stock: Sitting by anencefali-stock Fawn Stock image1 by daftopia Fox stock by daftopia Fawn Stock 2 by daftopia Deer stock by ratinrage :thumb4046
HOW TO USE MY STOCK(Update August 2012)HOW TO USE MY STOCK5 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction."
Since I no longer have time to track and +fav every use of my stock, you are encouraged to post a link to your use of the stock on the comment area of each image, so others can see your work.
Email is the best/only way to reach me. Do not email me unless you are sure it's important! I am email@example.com
MY RULES ("'Do as thou will't shall be the whole of the law")
You are required to give me appropriate credit as photographer where and however possible. My stock is free; the way you 'pay' to use it is by crediting me. It doesn't need to be in big letters on the image, it can be in text or a link or in liner notes, or whatever - but it's your responsibility to acknowledge if my work contributes significantly to yours. If you post a link, I prefer it to be to my personal website ( www.ranum.com ) My real name is
Feature and nominations #159The work chosen into the featured folder from the previous blog. Thanks to all voters!Feature and nominations #15910 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is a feature of our members' latest submissions.
Every member can nominate THREE pictures from these into the to featured folder! Just comment below with your choice in a form of a thumbnail or link (thumbnails work only for premium members). Two or three votes are needed for a picture to get featured in the next journal, depending on the number of votes.
The Unseen Stock - June (ll)ModelThe Unseen Stock - June (ll)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fantasy Stock - Touch by Danika-Stock Day after Tomorrow 9 by mizzd-stock
Captain Anazalia 13 by PirateLotus-Stock Sci-fi Geisha 44 by kirilee Stock 106 by Agnes-z-Garbledville free stock photo by ElectricSorceress
Norway6 by Dracona666STOCK Hollow Tree 1 Stock by OTBWriter
:thumb376618044: Black Sky by Teri-NF Dead Beach Wood (3) by melesmeles-faber
Infrared Stock - 2013 - 30 by ElaineSeleneStockStormy Beach by CelticStrm-Stock (18) by CelticStrm-StockNature - stock by IceBirna Desert City by FaeryQuieneStock
Red Rock Canyon by LilacTearIcy Road 001 - HB593200 by hb593200 Winter Path Stock by nikkidoodlesx3
Mountain Stock 3 by xTaylor-MadexTwins by hotroxy777 Loch Lomond by hotroxy777 Evening on the lake by Korolevatumana
Snowy Beach 7 by editingninja :thumb377730198: grasslands national park 10 by xxsimplicity-stock
Enlighted Meadow 8 by SelvaStock floating rocks 3 by chasmdeep Waterfall (14) by kayosa-stock May Tree by wintersmagicstock Lindisfarne by Anellstock
Basilique Saint-Nicolas 01 by Jules171HARRY POTTER studio sets tour , dyagon alley by Sceptre63 Ruins by PyroStock
Haarzuilens2 by Poulus1967 RockStocks 6745 by RockStocks Westwood 20 by LadyxBoleyn RockStocks 6719 by RockStocks
.Cellarium by Shaykola Castle Towers by AelDunadan Desert City 5 - Arch by FaeryQuieneStock Port Fairy Lighthouse by hb593200
Haarzuilens by Poulus1967:t
Super Kawaii Anime Art *O*(no order)Super Kawaii Anime Art *O*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tranquility by shusicalComm: sukibelle by shusicalstill here by shusicalpop by shusicalMake A Wish by shusical
Dessert by ChiiteruChiirui by ChiiteruHBD Toasty! by ChiiteruPromise by ChiiteruRainicorn by Chiiteru
Subtle Melody [Flowery Soul Ghastly Butterfly] by ninjinshiruTwin bee pollen trap by ninjinshiruIn a blossom garden by ninjinshiruMystic fountain vial by ninjinshiruPrism Breeze Garden by ninjinshiru
c:oxXNayruXxo by Moorinac:akaninjaa by Moorinac:koriru by Moorinac:hopeh by Moorinac:lovelychu by Moorina
Chibburger by DAV-19Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream by DAV-19
Art Appreciation 20 Hut Hut Hut - HDR by Wayman Sat in the middle of the giants by emmanueldautriche Madame de Versailles by Morgan-Lou Royal Rainbow by PeterJCoskun IHCC Campus by BrokenChaoz Craters 4 by Applemac12 Peace Lily 3 by Applemac12 Pataua Beach 3 by Applemac12 Wanaka by Applemac12 Wispy by Applemac12 Frogtown Bay by Applemac12 Reflect by Applemac12 For Anna by Applemac12 Pataua Estuary 1 by Applemac12 Lake Dog by BKImages Snow Dog by BKImages :thumb322445381: :thumb321014638: Lavendel by LueDscha Tower of melancholy by miirex Basset hounds in the light by Ksuksa-Raykova The Midnightsun by torivarn Citty in the window by gophers-slipper1 :thumb326621299: l'instant decisif by giosolARTE :thumb326800412: Magical Jade by John-Peter Autumn Portal by John-Peter Frozen Strawberries by PaSt1978 Cotton candy by micecat Autumn is coming by JoaoPhotography :thumb326129015: Drowning into the color haze by anaPhenix :thumb326470193: :thumb325995507: :thumb326414762: Dream in a Dream II by raysheaf Ms. Gunner by poibuts untitled by derlevi :thumb326441492: Was it a dream?? by BlackCocktail Leefly by RoseBone Enjoy the beauty by emmanueldautriche D084 by miobi The Guardians by israelcs The Gravedigger's Daughter by Phatpuppyart-Studios Mournful by Phatpuppyart-Studios no title 118 by ABrito :thArt Appreciation 203 years ago in Personal More Like This
FEATURE 2FEATURE 23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Random from my faves:
Sidewalk Surfing NYC Style by Trippy4UShells by GitbitwuBaltic in blue 2 by Alexandra35:thumb168023062::thumb133247160:Procession on the beach by philippeLI have a dream by LadyCarnal:thumb290494186:Absorbing Rainbows by incolor16LiL Dude by PhotographsByBriExistence by anaPhenixtrio by O-GoshMirrors by BlueAnomiSThe pier by Alexandra35Speaking with my Eyes by TeaPhotography:thumb318712189::thumb153722058:Good Luck Colors Charm by Villa-ChinchillaSiamese Please by TeaPhotographySummer's New Born by polarpoissonCheers! by AmalphiRevolutionary Day VII by Trippy4U:thumb264200687:A natural beauty by KlaraDrielleRoses by incolor16Wild Beauty of Nature by WhiteBookd13 #93 (1) by DpressedSoulcome by albatros1Little Tiger by BlueAnomiSDecorated with Hoarfrost by DanaAndersonHUNAN GARDEN DECOR by AudraMBlackburnsArtLost Love by martintinaz:thumb325420486:It's More Than This by Trippy4USummer is Over... by Hermetic-Wings
I Want A Winter...I want a winter in which I can be able to believe in magic...I Want A Winter...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:thumb150302667: Snow Time by Ann-McLaren Winter Sunrise by Sillybilly60
I want a winter to paint my worries with joy...
I Wish This Was Home by Christa-S-Nelson evening colors by ashfaq-ayon Three birds by Juzz09 Winter by milenkadelic Woodland Winter by MountainInspirations Winterland by milbisous triple twelves by j0rosa Frosty morning. by AnnaArmona Winter 562121iv by pledent Mtg Snow covered Forest by Magicandart snow etude1 by kir-tat Winter scenery 3 by Majarov86 Swamp Ducks by Wulff-Arts Blue Winter by great-queen-morrigan
I want a winter to remember the color of purity...
Cold days ahead by Healzo writes letter to you by AlicjaRodzik _Winter_ by ValentinaKallias ::: ROADWAY ::: by juliemelissa :thumb181128658: Cold and Alone by MarcAdamus Mt 7 in Winter by skip2000 Winter Forest 1 by MU5HUK Enchanting Silence by MarcoHeisler The path to another world by Lady-Chat-Earlgrey Canvas Landscapes by mikkolo77 Backcountry by stetre76 Orange cold sun... by Morethenselfies :thumb343333020: Winterwonderland in Holland by Betuwefotograaf
I want a winter where I can fulfill three wishes to the fairies...
FEATURE 4Random from my favesFEATURE 42 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cats I've known #1 by JulianasGrandmaIt's a Beautiful Day by catch---22
Utah 3 by JCCJ756Windows by lovezenThe Dancing Butterflies by ArtBYbeverlyIndiaah by simplysuhas
:thumb334718484:.: Just Passing Through :. by AdARDurdenyellow2 by ltiana355Two Orange roses by Heidi-V-Art
:thumb303662220:Morning Tide by catch---22Autumn-Red by PJohnnyVigilance by JocelyneR
Two...Steppin' by Trippy4UCenter of the World by Hermetic-WingsNYC by xAccidentalArtistxWhite Chrysanthemum by DanaAnderson
Blue Avenue by Trippy4UThe Gathering by MagicBlancheiSee by Trippy4Upurple beuty by Zlata-Petal
Cure For Optimism by anaPhenixBetter Together by TeaPhotographySilence by AkvilejaOn the Edges of Kanlidivane by Hermetic-Wings
Eine Katze by sponqi08Carousel-3 by Balisongman07bay sunset by Zlata-PetalPostcard from Erg Chebbi 04 by JACAC
Creative Art Challenge -29 - Fly AwayCreative Challenge -1 - CleanCreative Art Challenge -29 - Fly Away7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Creative Challenge -2 - Christmas
Creative Challenge -3 - Gateway
Creative Challenge -4 - Cold
Creative Challenge -5 - Scotland
Creative Challenge -6 - Froud Fae
Creative Challenge -7 - Daenerys
HACKEDAs you may have seen, my account was just hacked, luckily I managed to get back in and change my passwordHACKED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you see a Journal entry from any of your friends with the heading
HACKED BY DONGFORCE
DO NOT CLICK ON IT!!!
It sends you to a fake log out page and then takes the password you enter..
** And like Lanny says, log out all your other open sessions from your settings tab. **
I apologise for anything you may have seen that was offensive posted in my name, I am just thankful I was able to act on it immediately.
Special Super Stars IVHello My Dears!Special Super Stars IV3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edition week the superstars Journal's today with my new watchers and some powerful friends.
Recalling once again the concept of this journal, this journal is done only for my friends here I show that behind a beautiful work of art has a wonderful person too.
The profiles of some people will stay here because they are my friends and I can not put everyone's work here, more all are superstars too is my opinion.
If someone is not here or is it because I forgot and apologize or it's because I do not like.
Arrogant and annoying people never have their jobs posted by me and I do not change my opinion.
I want to apologize to :iconsaza11: that last journal I forgot to put the her profile in journal and she was always very sweet and kind to me, so sorry dear are many peoples and I can not remember all.
The Special Super Star I chose to display his art in my profile is the great artist :iconunfeigned-dreams:
They are a very lovely couple,
Goblins vs. Gnomes ChallengeGoblins vs. Gnomes Challenge6 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Create Your Own Mischievous Goblin or Gnome!
The battle has been declared. Side with either the cunning and dangerous Goblins o
To share what you love IIHey everyone,To share what you love II1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A little while ago I posted an art feature called To share what you love, because it had been a long time since I had done a feature just for the heck of it, filled with works I love, unaffiliated with any of the groups I'm an admin of, or any other specific purpose for the DA community. I figured I would do another one, just to share some amazing work that I love. So here it goes:
Finding thieves of your work !!HiFinding thieves of your work !!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just want to share with you a great little add on i found to the browser Firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/who-stole-my-pictures/
This is a great little add on that can help you find those damn little thieves
You may already use it but i think this was great so i wanted to share it with you.....
I found that my work have been stolen and used in countless sites with out my permission which i find very sad and disturbing....
If you have some other suggestion on how to find out if your work have been stolen and what to do and how you do to get them to take down your work for the site please share it here i would really appreciate it
Feature 5Random from my favesFeature 52 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Beautiful Willow by Lady---VengeancePeaceful Radiance by Streamstridercrystal vibrations by mj-magicElegant Death by Curious--Rabbit
forgotten times... by ugnipThe Culprit II by philippeLMad Duck by FrankAndCarySTOCKStraight by sesam-is-openBeste by kemal-kamil-akca
Universe in a glass of rain by Nataly1stsquirrel by HillbillyCat58:thumb335442933::thumb334903045:Squirrel by Denis90
Snow Oak Sky by Trippy4UFor you40 by malaladanilaA New Beginning by theresahelmerI'm All Eyes by DiamonEyesnectar wars by ariseandrejoiceSuspended by philippeL
Gold Eyes by SilentPain0View from the office II by philippeLA Brighter Moment by TeaPhotographyBurdock by DanaAndersonWondering by BlueAnomiS
A Time To Turn by TeaPhotographyFor Jocelyne by XanaduPhotographyButterfly by sara-satellite:. A Very Special Day Indeed .: by AdARDurden:thumb317287003:Black by LuizaLazar
Friends FeatureFriends Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Hello dear friends and Watcher :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Very dearly thank you say for all your beautiful art and support.
This is a small feature wonderful works with images from my favorites.
I wish you all a nice weekend.
The diver by lupographics Stool Pigeon by nitchwarmer Sub Specie Aeternitatis by MoodyBlue Plan by Zuboff The end of Liberty by elthudor Fairy by andrzejsiejenski Near by by Laxmi-Arts Lady Wolf by LG-Design
Winter Impression by SilverCurlyART WinterQueen by SweediesArt Broken Pipe by Art-Kombinat
Cute baby girl by malish551 Mountain Elf by flina Dreaming with Peter Pan by Phatpuppyart-Studios Moonrise by robhas1left Naturgewalt Wasser by gestandene refugees ... by iwetka Heart Of Nature by somelethalart :thumb327129042: pure harmony by Lhianne Yule by Le-Regard-des-Elfes Forgotten Time by Mysterykids :thumb33372
Feature--32:iconshinyheartplz:Feature--322 years ago in Personal More Like This
BIRTHDAY GIFTS 01
My birthday has been an unforgettable day due to my wonderful Watchers and Friends here, on DA. So many kind wishes, not to talk about the awesome Birthday gifts, the amazing features, even cakes and points!
A heartfelt and grateful thank you to each of you who have greatly enhanced this special day and who have contributed to made it a happy and joyful one! I LOVE you all!
The meaning of this feature is to show up the superb gifts and special thoughts I have received and to feature some works from these awesome artists. This is Part One, there will be Part Two and Part Three in a near future - not too near though, I want to keep on my profile page each of these special journals for about seven to ten days. I will certainly not forget anybody, I have been really spoiled, thank you so very much again to each of you!
In chronological order:
FAVOURITE SHOWCASE TRADITIONAL ART FEATUREFAVOURITE SHOWCASE TRADITIONAL ART FEATURE6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Friends Reference by Bara Vavrova by Pevansy Kitsune Dance by MeredithDillman
Fashion hunger by Cora-Tiana The Day I Forgot About The Stars by weroni Lost in a dream by NatasaTW
Perception by TanyaShatseva A Trap by Alina-Kurbiel Contamination by VixSky
mirror of the Soul by MSamsonov Eye of the Tiger by Cindy-R Eye Contest by Jam1992
Magic is waiting ahead by STelari <