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
Monthly feature #1Monthly feature #111 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Preparing by IndigoSummerrcast your spell by bwaworga
Before Sunset by INVIV0
Cold South Demerdji by TrashinsCareful, I'M A DRAGON NOW! by Unkopierbar
The colors of Autumn - Part XI by myINQI
Autumn Magic by ferrohancFall In The West Elks by kkart
Into the Blue by OlivierAccart
The City That Never Sleeps by KatiaIvaArts
Purple Dream by PassionAndTheCamera
Old rose by FrancescaDelfinoRose 1 by FrancescaDelfino
Limited Edition PrintsHi guys!Limited Edition Prints2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just another quick update to let you know you can now get Limited Edition Fine Art prints from my Etsy store; http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CharlieBowater
All prints are limited to a run of 50 each, and it's the only place you can buy hand signed and numbered prints directly from me. It's also the only place certain prints will be for sale, period.
That's all for now!
GALAXY INSIDE MY CHEST - 10GALAXY INSIDE MY CHEST - 101 year ago in Art Features More Like This
between clouds and stars by partiallyHere Geometric Appeal by Einsilbig between clouds and stars by partiallyHere
Ship ahoy! by Nilanja miles away by eternaltwist Ship ahoy! by Nilanja
Deuil by tuminka Ephemere by Herculanum Deuil by tuminka
six or more by Robert-Alan Red-winged Blackbird by meszarts six or more by Robert-Alan
Bloody Building by Pierre-Lagarde Nearly an Abstract Painting by tholang Bloody Building by Pierre-Lagarde
Noise Within by Ragnar949 Just A Steppingstone by Trippy4U Noise Within by Ragnar949&
Special Feature This feature is dedicated to my new watchers in the last week !Special Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please take a look at their gallery and leave a comment
First Neuron by LarainjpHeart Strings in Colour by LarainjpLina's Dog for Lina's Birthday by Larainjp
Emilie Autumn Ticket Master by rsiphotographyStowaway by rsiphotography:thumb286394476:
Interplanetary Confrontation by AnnaKirstenEchoes of pink by AnnaKirstenOriental Illusions by AnnaKirsten
My Art School RantI mentioned I had a rant about art schools and many of you said you wanted to hear it. Well, its long so I hope you meant it. This will make some of you angry, but I hope not. I love art schools and I love their instructors even more! Many art instructors are friends of mine. This rant is about the art school teaching SYSTEM. Money drives that, just like any other business, so there will be mistakes made because of greed. So, without further ado.....My Art School Rant3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Art School Rant
I have a love-hate relationship with art schools. I love what they stand for- the pursuit of and love for creating great art! I still get excited walking into an art school. Seeing all the rows and rows of wonderful Macs, the energy (or lack thereof- we ARE talking about art students, after all), the artwork on the walls, the postings of upcoming events and guest speakers, the dirty floors, the whole
Lesson: How To Use Photoshop Actions + AssignmentLesson: How To Use Photoshop Actions + Assignment 1 year 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.
Thoughts about Photography - part 4In here you will find a few examples of works specific to different types of Photography, followed by various artists' opinion about what they think it's most important regarding their art and how to make it. You will come to see that while on some types of Photography many artists have similar opinions, on others their thoughts differ a lot, so read them all carefully and enjoy the article! - lintu47Thoughts about Photography - part 43 years ago in Art Features More Like This
AmbientExposures "Still Photography is one of my favorite forms of photography. To achieve better results in still photography or product photography, I use various equipments. These are some of the essential equipments I use in my photography. Tripod: the tripod is very essential to still photography. I find myself working with very high F-stops (8-22) to produce sharpn
City BluesCity Blues1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
wc by contemporaryhart Pairs by Kamal-Q
Old City Montevideo 3/ Uruguay by WillemFred
Cat / Sacred Valley / Peru by WillemFred Painted by Ragnar949
Autumn Steps by Nile-Paparazzi take out the dogs by anjelicek
Connect the Dots by Queen-Kitty
(a la Vivian Maier) by RapidHeartMovement this man's game by i-m-light
almost by pstoev
So You Wanna be a Stocker?Welcome to the first "So You Wanna be a Stocker?" article!So You Wanna be a Stocker?3 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
-Think Outside the BoxYou are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus:-Think Outside the Box1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.
Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car? Think, before you continue reading.
This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application. You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first. Or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.
The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applic
Featured Movie - Brave Third day in a row I've made a blog on this group! Hehe. I hope you don't find it annoying!Featured Movie - Brave3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lately at tumblr I've been bombarded by BRAVE concept art! So, I thought I'd share some with you guys as a featured movie!:
(Autumn/Halloween) People's generositySo I just updated some of my stock on my other account(Autumn/Halloween) People's generosity3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And thought that even though I don't use stock images my self it would be nice to feature some of the beautiful stock and resources that others provide.
(ACTIONS are at the very end)
The Fairy And The Lantern I by Eirian-stockKing of Autumn Pack by MD-ArtsElven pathway 1 by CAStock
Falling Leaves 16 by RaeyenIrael-StockAutumn 10 by almudena-stockWitch 1 by Sitara-LeotaStock
Autumn Mother 2 by mizzd-stock
Halloween 2011 - Morgan 3 by SBG-CrewStockFalling Leaves 22 by RaeyenIrael-Stock
Novice 2 by Kuoma-stockThe Final Song 02 by EmeraldVenom-Stock
Witch stock 10 by Kuoma-stock:thumb140280655:
:thumb105907627:Autumn Witch 3 by mizzd-stockHalloween Witch Stock 3 by SilentGod88
Red by Mihaela-VStock:thumb100991238:Ella4 by faestock
Burn The Witch Down by Eirian-stockswirly make-up 4 by Mihaela-VStockStock29 by Anti-Saint
Sarah Witch 1a by jagged-eye
Halloween 2 by MoraNox-StockPumpkin Stock 015 by redwolf518stockpumpkin stock 0019 by redwolf518stock
:thumb183037784:Halloween Pumpkin by Nox-Stock
halloween - stock. by ramona-stock
Known and Unknown Digital Artist Feature #12 PT 1Hello Everyone!Known and Unknown Digital Artist Feature #12 PT 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's time for a new feature! This will be part one of two to keep the journal from getting to big. ^^ I am excited to share these works with you, and I hope you enjoy!
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Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_1Hey, hey cupcakes!Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
PART_2 ! General
So... this is the first part in featuring some extremely useful tutorials which can be found on DA (and some from off-site as well). This one isn't limited on digital art only, but the rest will be. I wanted to post everything in one journal, but theres 200 thumbnail limit, sooo yeah I decided to divide everything in following categories: sketching/referencing/anatomy etc, General, blending, steps, color, perspective/Composition/value, Walkthrough, nose, hair, skin, photoshop/wacom, brushes, eyes, lips, textures, ears, fabric/clothes, environment, misc (how to paint water, fire, rocks, rain, clouds, pearls etc. ). This one is about Sketching/referencing/anatomy etc.. In every journal I will also include some interesting videos that I think you should check out And, if you know about some tutorials that can be helpful to other artists, note me, thank you :heart
How I watercolor with little artistic knowledgeHow I watercolor with little artistic knowledge1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to my journal! Main reason I'm doing this is to test out a cool CSS thing! Because I love to waste time like that. But then, since I have not made a WIP journal in a while, I thought, "why not? Especially since I realized I have never done a painting WIP series, only for my splatter ink ones. Now I see why - when you're working with watercolor, everything dries so fast!
Even so, here it is! I'm going to try to give some hints or tips, especially for beginners. But first thin you should know is that I don't work professionally. At all. I'm really messy and I'm always covered in ink afterwards. Furthermore, as seen above, I have to edit my paintings a bit before I post them, because I don't have a scanner. Generally, I take photographs during the day, when I can get the best lighting.
I hope you enjoy! Feel free to ask any more questions in the comments!
Before you watercolor, good things to have on hand:
Paintbrushes - many sizes; soft ones are the best, in my
Translators RequiredI've been thinking this week that probably a lot of non-crediting goes on because of a language barrier, almost everything here on DA is written in English (well most of it is written in American English ) so I would like to ask if anyone would be willing to translate all the really useful stuff for newbies that people have written, perhaps we could start with Cheryl's great tutorialTranslators Required5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyone willing to volunteer? If so please leave me a comment below with the language(s) you could offer and I'll make a list and have a chat with Cheryl about how best to publicise and cross-reference the translations.
130 Points Giveaway [CLOSED]Hello everybody130 Points Giveaway [CLOSED]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here's my gift to you guys for dA's 13th birthday!
-I'm giving out 130 points to two lucky people!
Let's spread the fun and eat some cake!!
The rules are incredibly simple. Everyone welcome to participate, and joining is totally free (As lottos are against the rules).
Here's what you need to do to enter:
Step One: Add this journal to your faves.
Step two: Add me (artvelocity) to your watch- Ignore this if you are already watching me-
Step 3 (optional) Write a journal about this giveaway.
The first place winner will get 100 points. Second place will receive 30 points from me
I will use random.org to pick the winners, and announce them in a journal!
1. Only people who watch me and have faved this journal will be eligible to win.
2. If I come across someone who has not watched, I will choose someone else.
3. I will announce the winners in a journal, and the winner must then send me a note
Summer Challenges, Week 2! 4 days left!!!!Hello everyone!Summer Challenges, Week 2! 4 days left!!!!1 year 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 Elite Elect #85"The Elite Elect #85"The Elite Elect #852 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gatto Gotico BN by OliverJules The Dying Ways - still kicking by fuxs
sensual by chillione Long way by leoatelier without a word by chillione
On a foggy day by torobala Lust by Firebloom shadows theater - The lantern by bwiti
1489 by adimymsg
1487 by adimymsg border... by PlutonII Bycycle by CeNiNiCe
NO U Turn by ZiaulKareem summer afternoon walk by torobala Bench-0225 by ggrranpa
Cricket field by TheWyvernGuyLife between the Exit signs by DRIVINGYOU Image 1043 by Mag1cMushroom
you light the way by michellis13 Memory of Beautiful Summer Days by wchild
Best resources ~ ThreeIt's been a while since I did a feature, so here are some of my favourite resources I faved these past months!Best resources ~ Three3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Forest 11 by wax-wing Butchered 03 by Aurora-Dawn Mother of Dragons 11 by Mirish Old Mansion by NightKn8 Ash8 by faestock
texture pack 03 by freefolking Resource pack - Painted Textures by Rhynn misc texture pack X by northerndawn Grunge Beach Collection - Textures by AFineWar Texture Pack 4 by deNoctem :thumb323528477: #10 Texture Pack - The Twilight Zone by Ainhel 04 texture pack by Nomicane by Nomicane set20 by 9-liters-of-art Random Texture Pack ZIP by NYVelvet 6 Large Textures: Kiss The Sky by lucemare Text Icon Textures - Ella Fitzgerald Lyrics by elizacunningham Vibrance Textures by alexshadowp #5 Texture Pack - 7000 Circles by Ainhel Flower Line textures 13 by mini0714
Menagrabinna Brush Set 1 by Inficia Ink Blots by bethpv Watercolor brushes Set 8 by Blakravell Smudge PS Set 1 Photoshop by FrostBo Velvetcat's Brush Set by velvetcat chinese painting flowers by Mr-raindrop-Emmabing Handmade Halos brush set by lily-fox
Art Nouveau Icons by LineBirgitte 6 Scrapbook scans - 2309 by Missesglass 15 Subtle Paper Patterns by HGGraphicDesigns Wacom Photoshop Painter Guide by fox-orian Tutorial - How to draw fire by Jadeitor
:iconinsanely-artistic: :iconMadness-Of-Designer: :iconiRESOURCE: :icon
7 Reasons Why You Should Go to Art SchoolOne of the most frequently asked questions on this site is the infamous: "Is there a point in going to Art School?" It makes my blood pressure rise every time, not so much the question itself as the fact it is asked to, and answered by, people who have no business giving advice on the matter. This article seeks to answer it once and for all, and be warned that it may come across as cutting in certain places. There's a link to my CV in my journal for those who might wonder about my own qualifications.7 Reasons Why You Should Go to Art School8 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The short answer is: Yes, there is a point. In fact, if you want to make a carreer out of art, or design, you must go to art school. You can dispense from it if one of the following applies to you:
You're a genius in your chosen field. You have an innate grasp of art/design principles and the ability to impose your ideas in the field so that you don't even need to learn the nitty-gritty. Unlikely, or you'd be famous by now.
You need a formation but you have
PF: ChildrenProject FeaturePF: Children3 years ago in Personal More Like This
is a project to help artists gain exposure.
I will feature 50 piece related to a theme. Anyone can suggest pieces related to the theme, and each suggestor will receive a feature in the contributors' journal.
You can vote for the theme you prefer on a poll.
Our theme was
Innocence by LashelleValentine6782 635658376461129 511203261 N by thor113:thumb363103731:Little Boy by loveisacolorLittle Lady 2 by MoraNox-StockAlice 7 by deathbycanon-stockBlue Dress Lexi 9 by Falln-StockLillianAva Perched Stock by Della-Stock:thumb124177420:Princess child stock 1 by BirdsistersStockLuna Fairy by Armathor-Stock
Precious Moment in Time by MarkGalbreathlittle girl's dreams by rilibkoMy little son :-) by RadekDemjan44601 1529611793144 7562870 N by ChristopherZeiders:thumb362735142:Portrait by OrianonicPassed Out Baby Adryan by panda69680102Roseanna- sitting 3 by MsPeepers:thumb364075393::thumb325810096::thumb104401835:
:thumb363308045:Sunshine by XRlS:thumb329904508:
Zachary by car2nistrobLilypond by Szuzka
love? by rilibkolittle clown ... by julie-rcJoy by PortlandPhotography357 by Anelise0s46926 1531222593413 6244212 N by ChristopherZeiders:thu