Poetry Basics: BrevityBrevity: n. the quality of expressing much in few words.Poetry Basics: Brevity8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When I was in tenth grade, I took my first literature course. It was a six week exploration of poetry. The first poem my teacher showed us was Ezra Pound's In a Station of the Metro:
The apparition of faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.
I, in all of my 16-year-old knowledge of the intricacies of what poetry is, informed my teacher that those two lines were not a poem.
"You don't think so?"
"No. They don't rhyme, they are just one metaphor, and did I mention they're only two lines?"
She sure showed me.
Importance in Poetry
Pound's poem is considered such a great work because he inserts several layers into a single image. Using only 13 words he evokes an entire painting within the reader's mind. You can hear the sounds of the trains, see the fatigue of a mother wrestling with her cranky toddler,
InspiARTional vol. II__________________________________InspiARTional vol. II11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Poetry Basics: EmotionsEmotions in poetryPoetry Basics: Emotions8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Writing, at its very base, is communication. We write to communicate — with someone else, with ourselves — when we write, we arrange words in a manner that is intended to be read. This is very important because, no matter what or how you write, this one basic fact never changes. If you get stuck at any point, you can come back to this sturdy foundation. I am writing to communicate; what do I want to communicate?
Often, the answer is emotions: how you feel, or how you want your reader to feel. As Gregory Corso wrote, "You must feel! It's beautiful to feel!"
We all feel, but how we express our feels is a matter of perspective. If we are too flippant with our choice of words, our readers will think we are shallow. If we are too brooding and deliberate, our readers may find us incomprehensible. Finding a balance takes work and dedication.
But that work and dedication is what distinguishes
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 39 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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PE Prose Basics: Hear Me My Audience!!Hello everyone!PE Prose Basics: Hear Me My Audience!!6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Throughout this week we will be discussing a variety of elements in prose writing and this topic is something which isn't just relevant to prose writers, but can be applied to all forms.
Imagine your piece of work is laid out on a stage for people to read. In the seats are the people who you want to read it- who are they? Can you see their faces, imagine their lives? Why have they been drawn to come see your work and read your story? What did you to to keep that audience sat down and interested in your work? Did you think about them when you wrote?
An audience is anyone who could potentially read your work. In writing, we talk about "target audience" and how understanding that audience can help shape the way you write. That intended audience could be specified by age, interests, personalities, cultural background, religion- anything! Of course you may gain readers outside of that target group, but considering your audience will involve your reader in the wr
Emotions in Writing and How to Portray ThemLit Basics WeekEmotions in Writing and How to Portray Them1 day ago in Personal More Like This
Wow, yes, emotions; they stir us, they sometimes rule us.
For your written world to come alive this critical element must be rightly imparted into your work. Your character’s emotional state is something that needs to be grasped in meaningful ways in order for a reader to begin caring about what is happening to them. Likewise, poets who write verses that do not express an emotional range will have lines that fall flat and lifeless on their intended readers.
Emotions are not one dimensional – each has a broad range of expression. For example, anger can be experienced anywhere from a mild annoyance, prompt bitter retorts, or become a barely-contained, seething cauldron; long before exploding into an unbridled rage. Often, intense feelings move through several stages all in one event.
Additionally, emotions seldom appear that are pure in their source; celebrated author and counselor H. Norman Wright, MFCC, CTS describes what mos
Literary Terminology GuideLit Basics WeekLiterary Terminology Guide1 week ago in Literature Features More Like This
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.
Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.
An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.
A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.
A reference to someth
The Music of Language: ProsodyPoetry is the art of using language as a tool to create both visually, atmospherically and phonetically coherent pieces. Imagine an unsung music that flows through our everyday lives, syncopating our every emotion and pulses through our every sentence. The careful wordsmith is someone who is attuned to this song, the music of the language. It’s the melody that runs through the lines as we hear them read out loud and the rhythm that resonates through every sentence that we utter. The name for it is prosody. Prosody is the underlying song that lives in any given language. And it is the basis of foot, meter and rhyme.The Music of Language: Prosody8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
1. What is prosody?
In linguistics, prosody is the rhythm, stress and intonation of speech. It reflects both the feature of the language as well as the mood and intent of the speaker. Therefore the "melody" of Italian sounds drastically different from that of English, which is again different fr
Notes on Co-WritingNotes on Co-WritingNotes on Co-Writing4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
verb: co-write [kəʊˈrʌɪt]
gerund or present participle: cowriting
write (something) together with another person.
Successful co-writers often go under a pseudo name, such as Nicci French, Tania Carver, Scott Mariani.
We're not going to talk about one off poems or stories, we're getting into the nitty gritty of long term co-writing. By this, we mean writing together for 6+ months.
The number one question we get whenever we mention co-writing is:
How does it work?
For us, it starts with finding someone who you can be friends with.
Don't go looking for someone who you only want to write with. Of course it's important that you both share a passion for what you're about to start, BUT there's a reason most co-writing duos are married or close friends. It's important that you have
Need brushes?After references, textures and faces, the time comes for brushes. All inspirational, all useful!Need brushes?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Readymades: Hallmarks of Lazy WritingReadymadesReadymades: Hallmarks of Lazy Writing6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Hallmarks of Lazy Writing
ShadowedAcolyte here for projecteducate's Prose Basics Week. I decided to tackle "lazy writing" as a topic, because they always say "write what you know" and boy, do I know laziness. Then I realized there were dozens of ways to be a lazy writer, so I heroically narrowed the scope of my article down to one broad topic: readymades. After talking about what a "readymade" is, I'll explain why they should be avoided in writing prose*, and I'll finish with some tips to help you avoid using them yourself.
Before we go any further, I should note that the term is not a technical one. It is the word I was taught to use to identify a set of common problems with weak writing, so it's the word I use. I hope you'll find this article helpful, but it's not a textbook.
*I say "prose" because it's Prose Basics Week, but readymades infect poetry as well. If you're more a poet than a prose
Monthly Request April 2013!Hi everyone!Monthly Request April 2013!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We're back at long last, half dead but SO happy! We came back from Iberanime and we'll make sure to tell you all about it later on this journal but, for now, two things:
1: Thank you to all who said hi! We're going to reply real soon to you so please forgive us if we don't do it today ;_;
2: Let's get this month's lottery going!
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2: We will draw the lottery via random number generator & stream it at:
3: The winner with the lucky number gets a sketch! (don't get attached to your number though, DA's whacky system keeps changing them every time a new favourite is added...)
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Menagerie of Literature Contests: Updated 7/20 Literature Contests and Contests That Accept Literature!Menagerie of Literature Contests: Updated 7/207 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Kira and Co.First: I usually don't notice similar messages, especially because my bank account is in the red and I do not have the opportunity to donate.Kira and Co.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I know the sender of the message and trust her and so I want to share this content with you. Maybe it helps a little.
To all who get these news too often, as I do normally, please do not be angry.
Just got this message from nicjo
"Off topic for art, but for a truly important reason.
Kira, a 6 month old mini dachshund, has been diagnosed with the neurological disease Hydrocephalus.
Help give her a second chance at life!
Please if you can help, no matter how small a donation, go to the link below.
She needs this operation to survive.
All the information about her is there, along with how to help her. Do something selfless this Christmas <3
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Model Stock - Some of my favorites IIBack to some more Stock Provider Features! Here is another favorite..Model Stock - Some of my favorites II10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Todays feature is :iconladyxboleyn:
TONS of GORGEOUS stock. Seriously, I would be extremely surprised if you haven't seen any of her stuff but figured sense I seem to use it a lot I would throw her some love for providing such awesome stuff for us to use!
Todays feature is :iconMariaAmanda:
She has TONS of gorgeous stock images. Professional and high quality with a lot of styles to choose from. She offers beautiful gothic inspired stock images for you to use. Stop by and check her out if you haven't yet. (Though I would be very surprised if you haven't)
Todays feature is :iconmeetmeatthelake2nite:
She offers tons of gorgeous stock for our manipulation needs. A wide range of stock mainly set with a darker mood..definitely worth checking out, you'll love them!
Today's feature is - :iconelandria:
She has TONS of amazing stock and is constantly adding to her great collection. She offers a wide range of themes with gorgeo
Hundreds of free art e-booksThis was originally written by David J.C. Briggs on the Conceptart.org forums. (The original post can be found here.) All credit goes to him for compiling this list, I'm just passing the word on.Hundreds of free art e-books1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
The Internet Archive is a massive digital library that stores all sorts of material in the public domain, from music and movies to images, webpages and nearly three million books. All of this is open-source and available to the general public free of charge. The books documented below cover all sorts of subjects from different eras, from anatomy to portraiture, fashion to architecture, from the works of Leonardo Da Vinci to the letters of Vincent van Gogh.
And this is only scratching the surface! If you head over to the Archive and search for whatever subjects catches your interest most you can find much, much more. Just select "Texts" in the search box at the top of the page.
Photomanipulation-Related Submission FAQsHello everyone,Photomanipulation-Related Submission FAQs2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sometimes with the flood of information these days, it becomes really easy to lose track of the basics of what you can and cannot do and what is and is not required for submission. I thought I would put together some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Photomanipulation Community. Many of these answers are also relevant to the rest of dA.
I hope this is useful as we move forward with PE: Photomanip Month!
Does my artwork need a mature tag?
deviantART defines mature content as "Mature content is considered to be anything which contains nudity, excessive violence, blood, gore, or any other potentially upsetting or offensive material" and suggests that images that are controversial, such as religion and politics, may also be considered "mature." But, the definition of "mature" is more broad than that. See :faq220:
So what does this mean for YOUR specific artwork? The FAQs also explain that: :faq554:
Groups: Tutorial + Resources There are many groups on deviantART. DeviantART Community aims to help you find ones that you are looking for, or introduce you to new ones you have never seen before!Groups: Tutorial + Resources2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Adopt Theme IdeasAdopt ThemesAdopt Theme Ideas5 months ago in Personal More Like This
A bunch of adopt themes I've been compiling. Just a work in progress I'll add more as I think of them/ find them. But it helps get me started on a design.
Feel free to use it, or share your ideas with me so I can add it to the list!
All Animal themed designs are sorted here. Each as a base. Lizard for instance has hundreds of species.
Cedar Wax Wing
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Using stocks as references in real world ( i.e exhibitions, shows, school portfolios/classes) That are not on the internet is fine.
A stock credit is always displayed clearly near the image, including a link to my DeviantArt profile faestock
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Absolutely no redistribution of my stock in any form is allowed (this includes tubing) The only place where my stock is provided is in this account faestock
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Review - Anime's Summer 2013Review - Anime's Summer 201311 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hello my Sweeties !
How are you ? I watched a lot of animes this season so i wanted to make a little review for you :3 Of course it's really my personnal opinion, if you want don't hesitate to give your opinion too ! Will be glad to read it.
1. SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN - Every episode is just awesome !
Should i've to tell more ? This anime is just awesome, every episode accelerate the anxious atmosphere !
You like Shingeki no Kyojin ? Don't hesitate to take a look to my contest and also to all our awesome prizes ! Participate friends <3
2. DANGANRONPA - Despaired School
At first i was not really on it, they all look so weird xD ! What is the problem with the hairs in this anime ?
But anyway, i'm really on it !
REVIEW - Anime's Autumn 2013REVIEW - Anime's Autumn 20138 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hello Sweeties !
I'm doing this new entry today because this week end i go to Paris .o/ Will not have time to do anything. (of course, i'll submit new art next week too ^w^)
So like the others reviews, please don't be to mean about my bad english and don't hesitate to give your own Opinion !
Kyoukai no Kanata
Maybe my crush of this season. First it's KyoAni so beautiful as always when it's from them ! The characters are not too much annoying like it was in Hyouka or even Kokoro Connect.
This not only blablathing, there is a lot of action, magic, mystery, cute girls and nice male protagonist.
In only 13 episode for sure, i'm pretty sure it'll one of the best of this season :3
Little Busters ~ Refrain ~
Mah, it's true the season one was a bit annoying and with a little nonsense but this season 2
Cephius Information (Original Species)Basic information about the Cephius Original Species:Cephius Information (Original Species)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
● Cephius is a closed species
● Adopted characters may be used for personal, roleplay, and original stories purposes
● You are free to modify the designs of the characters you own
● You are by no means obliged to follow the information listed (you are free to adapt the information / story to your own liking)
The most prominent features of a Cephius are its single or double halos, usually located around their ears, and cross-shaped patterns on their ears and/or skin. The colour of the halo(s) and cross patterns differ from individual to individual, and occasionally a Cephius may be an exception who lacks one of these traits. Many of them exibit the dominant white pupil phenotype. During development, Cephius are encased inside a wing-shaped womb. The wings are shed off after birth, and remnant wing scars remain on their backs.