Summer Challenges, Week 2! 4 days left!!!!Hello everyone!Summer Challenges, Week 2! 4 days left!!!!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's the middle of the summer already but we couldn't let it pass without having an artsy, fun and very manly event for all of you awesome people!
So! Lets start
We've prepared several small events for you and everyone is welcome to participate, there will be a new mini event each week and the winners of each event will be announced at the end of the summer.
There is an amazing prize pool to reward the winners thanks to the very kind people who donated prizes. (you want to donate? please do ^^ never enough prizes! you can comment here: i-draw-boys.deviantart.com/jou… )
Taking a holiday picture!
feature your own manly oc in a city trip photo
The art style , the techniques and format are for you to decide.
But remember, the winner of this challenge will be the one who submits the most original entry in terms of content.
(some inspiration: statue of liberty, Tower of Pisa, Pyramids, selfie)
The unseen stock - FebruaryI promised to make a monthly stock feature, and here is the first oneThe unseen stock - February2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will try to give you a collection of mostly stock that has not so many favourites so you can discover new great stock artists and resources!
Hope you enjoy!
Waiting by Elisa-ErianDaenerys Stock 2 by MikkiCrossCCNordic Warrior #2 by Liancary-artTeira 17 by TasastockNinfa by Kato-FantasyViviane 13 by Kuoma-stock
Ghost IV Stock by SusanaDS-StocksMasquerade 4 by kirileeUnder The Ivy 09 by LadyxBoleynPirate Stock 10 by MelHeflinsnow elf #6 by Liancary-art
Begonia 7 by PirateLotus-StockNature nymph stock by Kato-Fantasydaniela andrea stock 13 by ayumidany14
Lacko castle, hallway by RavensLanefactory ruins 270 by gestandene:thumb347352784:
:thumb349542035::thumb352293226:Foggy Forest 30 by NessaPalmerStockCleaning My Bathroom STOCK 01 by DiamonEyes
0001 by RockStocksSky stock 52 by Muse-of-StockMountain 299 - vertiginous path on the top by Momotte2stocks
Untitled by feainne-stockStock0702132 by Solanaceae85Marco Island Beach Evening 6 by Lauren-LeeCape Nelson 4 by FallowpenStock
Rolling Waves at Sunset by WhimseystockMontain-stock streamy by streamy-stockMist2 by DavidofArbelaStockMultnomah Falls 3 by destinysWalrus
Stock - Light Snow Fall in Fintry by SimplyBackgroundsSTOCK Coolangatta Beach 126 by fillyroxZauberwald XIII by mimose-stock
SickHe could hear it, the bloody figure walking behind him over nimble feet. Then his eyes were forced to close as cold, bony fingers covered his sight. Nails like claws buried deep into his cheek as she breathed softly, surely bloody lips drawn into that scornful smile he both loved and detested.Sick3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And then she was gone, back into the sweet torments of his mind. And then, like venom, she left him on the floor, dead and strangely calm.
I had to get this out of my head.
I know, I'm weird.
Easy bokeh tutorial!After writing a surprisingly successful journal entry a few days ago, I've decided I'll be trying to update this as much as possible - thanks for all the support everyone! You're amazing!Easy bokeh tutorial!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There are so many more topics in photography I think people would find very useful. Years ago, when I first started dabbling in photography, I was always so fascinated by the 'bokeh' effect in backgrounds, and often attempted to get the same effect but to no avail. What was I doing wrong? I had a good Canon slr and a kit lens of 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 - shouldn't that be enough? WRONG! I started again from scratch, researched every possible tutorial existed on the web... I realized I was doing all the wrong things!
How to create beautiful Bokeh
1. Large aperture works best, so use a low f-stop number like f1.4, f1.8 or f2.8.
2. The best lens I ever bought was the Canon 50mm f/1.8, creating soft beautiful bokeh light in the background. I remember I only paid around $100 for it, so it reall
favorites of june '12my favorite photos found in june.favorites of june '123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
please fave this article if you enjoyed it.
The Afternoon Rain II by IsacGoulartSweet summer sunset by CasheeFoo
Hold Me Close by IsacGoulartout of time by arbebuk
Letting Go by sam--camit's time II by busanganeGraceful by x-a-e
Closed chapter by Pambaafter rain by leelloorstring. by kathero3
last daisy. by extrasist0le
CONTEST. EDIT: I'm currently away in China till August 10th so I won't be replying for a while. Feel free to comment your entries, don't have to ask to join!CONTEST.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I figured I might as well hold a simple contest!
The contest will be about OC's! Choose one or more of my OC's from here: http://megzwills.deviantart.com/gallery/44236236/Reference-Sheets and see how they'd react with your OC's!
For example, you could of chosen my Dragon OC Witchcraft and he could be asking one of your OC's why they're so small!
One of your OC's could be playing chase with my Wolf OC's Summer and Winter.
You can choose any of mine and your OC's. As many as you want, doing whatever and saying whatever you want!
How will you choose the winner?
Whoever thinks of the most unique idea wins!
Style doesn't matter for this. You don't need to do a background or lo
Great Artists - GrimDreamArt GrimDreamArt :icongrimdreamart:Great Artists - GrimDreamArt11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
More info about Great Artists: http://paradiseofartists.deviantart.com/journal/Visit-Great-Artists-in-TaniaAV-acute-s-profile-278860967
Feature #1: AnxietyTime for our first themed feature! From now on features will show up on Thursdays (this one was supposed to as well, but too much coursework got in the way).Feature #1: Anxiety6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today's theme is general and simple - anxiety.
Enjoy the wonderful artworks.
Wearing own anxiety 2 by nailone
Anxiety by 3ldadisagio bianco by agnes-cecile
Anxiety by MissPoe
Anxiety. by IICI-IEIIAnxiety by Hito76
Anxiety2 by BenjiiBen
Anxiety by Dream-traveler
Weekly feature #6Hi guys!Weekly feature #68 months ago in Personal More Like This
I know.. I haven't been that constant in my features, I had some stuff to do!
Also, something different I would like to ask you guys: How do you get stockphoto's in certain perspectives and positions? As I'm someone who likes to get very dynamic (e.g. from feet look up from behind the character, or like if you would look through their eyes), I get limited to the stockphotos I find all the time, and this causes my work not to be as I wanted really. How do you guys cope with this?
But enough talking, lets enjoy these amazing artworks!
A Year in Review ...Sorry for being gone for those friends that may have noticed my absence. Was packing and moving, have now settled into the new place for the new year. Here is hoping to not have to move again for many years.A Year in Review ...2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Now I would like to start by sharing a few things from this year -
My dear friend :iconkingabrit: and I joined together and started the coolest, most awesomest and incredible group on DA this year - :iconUntold-Possibilities: Where the main rule is no girls in the mist, fog, or other unknown reason for such girl looking dreamy and lost. And guess what? There are tons and tons of artists that create incredible wonderful things that do not focus on a single girl in the mist/forest/fog while it is a wonderful thing for so many that do it well, we like to see the possibilities of creation with out that little item. You can still have a female, you can still have fog or mist, but check out some of the cool things submitted this year:
Halloween And Autumn Special!Halloween And Autumn Special!6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
pumpkins by da-bu-di-bu-da
Come Closer by Mirchazlittle witch by genicecreamCall me maybe by Kate-FoXPumpkin Bomb 4 by yigitkoroglu
Witch by MagnaLeonNightwalker by MadameThenadierBright Autumn by AkubakaArtsHalloween Miku Sweet Spell by MissSeraphim
+Happy Halloween+ by EnijoiColors of Autumn 3 by haryartiHappy Halloween V2 by WacomZombieAll Hallow's Eve by zummerfish
DD summary for APRIL 2012. Contest Ended.ICARUS CONTEST IS CLOSED. thank you to all who entered. judging shall begin soon and results announced asap!DD summary for APRIL 2012. Contest Ended.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
so onto the article!
A relatively quiet month for me unfortunately..
Ive been on a break here from DA and im feeling a little better now.
Just stress built up but life isnt worth stressing over. Life is a gift, enjoy every moment while you can. So im back now! i hope you giuys are well!
Please go give Elandria some love as she is dealing with a loss right now and so could do with some love and support
thoughts with you lanny, love you <3
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep suggesting DD's i dont receive many! so i need loads! and not just tutorials guys..we do enjoy other kinds of stock!
I know it's tough browsing through the stock galleries at the moment as they are pretty cluttered with celebrities and the likes but please keep on reporting them, the more you report, the better.
and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep giving us your feedback/thoughts and just share with us
Fan Art Friday: How to Train Your DragonFan Art Friday: How to Train Your Dragon4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: We Have Dragons!
How to Train your Dragon by krissy
How to Train Your Dragon
The island of Berk once had a troublesome problem with looting airborne raiders, but thanks to Hiccup and his dragon/best friend, Toothless, a peaceful coexistence reigns in the Viking land. It wasn’t an easy undertaking to get to this point, but audiences all over have sure enjoyed the journey of these action packed films.
Dedication to a New YearDedication to a New Year2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
December 31, 2012by techgnotic
Nuances of an Annual Ritual
Which brings us to each year’s communal celebration of the passing of our lifetimes:
New Year’s Eve
So what did you “actually get done” in the past year? How closer are you to a grand goal in life? An assessment is made and then the inevitable Step 2 of the yearly process is engaged, which is often a word for word repeat of last year’s Step 2:
The New Year’s Resolution
There seem to be two main strategies that emerge at this point of facing the New Year, a “brand new morning.” The lone wolf quietly acknowledges goals not yet reached, and is even more secretive in the “new plan.” “I’ll show them,” becomes the new privat
JackXHiccup rpOk, I suddenly had this idea where Hiccup and Toothless were killed defending their village from the outcasts and all that and MiM awakens them and they're the spirits of fall and years later they are confronted by the Guardians to join them or something...it sounded better in my head....so whoever's interested.JackXHiccup rp2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will not rp this via notes unless there is no other way you can rp
I use Skype, E-mail, and Facebook so either of those....and if absolutely necessary, notes....
Alice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking FlightAlice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking Flight3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Living Rainbow Taking Flight
The vibrant digital paintings of alicexz are fiery, emotional, and incredibly memorable.
The colors of her creations (mostly portraits of popular TV and Film characters) are unusually vibrant, which is remarkable considering how layered they appear to be. It’s sort of like what manga characters might look like if painted by one of the Dutch Masters. And this artist exhibits just the right amount of quirkiness to leave us wanting to know more: she has a penchant for painting redheads. But, then of course, there’s a lot of red and golden fire burning through most her artworks.
Artist FeatureI have seen some people feature artists in their journals and I have decided to take up the practice. I will feature :iconkelleybean86: this time. Her artworks are amazing. I love every detail and colors. I cannot find any fault in her artworks. Only thing I don't like is that I wish there were more of her artworks. You should really check her artworks out. Plus Deviantart says her birthday is on the 25 so say happy birthday to her on the 25! Here are some of her artworks that are my favourite!Artist Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lens tutorial pt IV and new compactsLens tutorial pt IV and new compacts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Introducing the L320
The Nikon L310 bows out for her replacement the L320. Nikons flagship bridge camera gets a 26X zoom (up form 21X) equivilent to 35mm  format 22.5-585 mm; f/3.1-5.9. Sensor is up to 16.1 megapixels (from 14.1) but a drop in max ISO to 1600 from 6400 offered by the L310. Other than that everything is the same offering VR 3" screen and 720p HD video recording.
Read more about this camera on the Nikon blog.
Nikon Coolpix A
Nikon must have heard the grumblings over the last couple of months about the 1 system being stuch with a CMOS sensor as they have now come up with this little compact rocking a 16.2 megapixel DX sensor and expeed 2 image processing to get it shifted to your SD card. Constructed from metal and offerd with a range of extras it is aimed squarely at the SLR user who wants a compact that can give them professional quality ima
7 Breath Taking Free Optical Lens Flares!What is the easiest way to improve Your design? The answer is simple - use some light effects in Your work! I present Your Free Optical flares for Photoshop pack which will shoot Your design to the whole new level of pure beauty. Combine them with Light effects from Photoshop filters and You're ready to get new likes!7 Breath Taking Free Optical Lens Flares!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Download 7+ Lens Flares for Photoshop for FREE
Watch video Tutorial how to use these and how to change color of them
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Let the Buyer BewareLatest UPDATELet the Buyer Beware2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anna V. Rossen has closed her facebook today - suddenly!!! I wonder what she'll do with this page on DA??!!
Keep your eyes open because she'll claim to be someone else next.
edited to add:
she wrote to me on Facebook - and she's playing stupid. If anyone remembers what Fagarazzi looks like - and wants to see the pic she has posted under Rossen site (which she probably has taken down by now - along with any mention of coming from Croatia rather than Paris as she has been telling everyone) let me know by note and i can email you a copy so you can see.
She pretended she never heard of alexandra v bach (ravendusk) - more lies.
What gets me more is this interview:
so PLEASE everyone make sure to comment under this journal (above link) and let as many people know as you can -- this does not deserve praise - but to be stoppe
Common Misconceptions: Traditional ArtFirst of all, hello! It's been almost a year since I contributed a blog post to this lovely group so I want to say hi I'm back folks! I have a lot of artsy things to share with you all that I've learned (and am still learning) so hang on tight! While I was thinking what to write as my first topic, I decided to kind of go back to the beginning as far as our thinking as artists goes in the creation process. I've come up with a short series called "Common Misconceptions" just to debunk some myths and misguided trends that are so often part of what we experience as we grow. This first "Common Misconceptions" topic will focus on traditional art.Common Misconceptions: Traditional Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Traditional is better than digital because it takes more talent and skill
WRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONG. Did I say that was wrong, I'll say it again for emphasis WRONG! Like all mediums, digital art is simply different than traditional art in the same way photography is different than fi
Lesson: How To Use Photoshop Actions + AssignmentLesson: How To Use Photoshop Actions + Assignment 10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is a Photoshop action?
Photoshop action is a recorded photo editing steps, using Photoshop. Many people recorded their own editing steps and share it for public to use.
In DA, Photoshop actions are really popular among photographers, Some are free to download and use.
Photoshop actions usually comes as a RAR/ Zip file.
How to download a Photoshop Action?
Search for Photoshop actions
Pick your desired action and on the right under Favorite button you going to find a Download button
Press on "Download" button and choose a folder to save in. Then press "Save"
How to use a Photoshop Action?
After downloading the action, go to the folder you saved the action file in.
then right click on the file, then Extract to...
and it should be like this
Open Adobe Photoshop and open a photo.
Not so Free Key Giveaway Contest - CLOSED WINNERS!Not so Free Key Giveaway Contest - CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you to everyone who participated:
: Contest is now closed for judging! Thanks to everyone who participated, we will announce the winners soon!
This week we are going to do something different; we're going to hold a mini contest instead of a Free Key Giveaway (yes, work for the key this week )
Let us start off by saying don't worry, we'll continue the free keys next week, but we wanted to give creative people a chance to win one
This week's mini contest is simple:
Create a Wallpaper (photo-manipulation) out of any key in our gallery! (Wallpaper meaning for the computer).
This type of stuff:
So You Wanna be a Stocker?Welcome to the first "So You Wanna be a Stocker?" article!So You Wanna be a Stocker?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I asked some of the biggest names in stock some typical questions that new stockers might have, in hopes that their answers will help stockers new and old learn a bit! I asked them different questions with some overlap in hopes of getting differing
Our interviewees today are faestock, Tasastock, and SenshiStock.
1. Is an expensive camera necessary?
Tasastock says, "No, but they are damned fun to play with! You can get a decent camera for a decent price nowadays that will shoot good quality images in the right conditions. Obviously they're not good for low-light or anything capturing movement, but if you handle them right you can make do with an ordinary camera, I've known plenty of people to do so."
SenshiStock says, "I don't know much about cameras, but the best photographs you can take are always going to be the ones that