Is dA and its Group system slowing dying out?Hello everyone!Is dA and its Group system slowing dying out?8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Before you read, please keep in mind that my intentions are not to blame, insult, criticize, or say anything harmful about anyone! The intentions of this feature if anything, is to motivate us all in improving the group system and dA as a whole! ALSO this is focused more largely on photography, digital art, and a few other mediums, but I don't claim to speak for the cases of other mediums and types of groups that I am not familiar with.
EDIT: To make things clear, I don't believe dA or Groups will ever be "dead" in the sense of them not existing anymore, or members in both factions not existing either, I'm using "Death" more metaphorically perhaps, in saying that the way the group system is intended to be working, has been failing, and needs improving in order to not fail its purpose, and that dA needs to do something to strengthen the community sense and interactions between members both in groups and in the dA com
The SenshiStock USB Drive Is Available!The SenshiStock USB drives are in and available for purchase!The SenshiStock USB Drive Is Available!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's what you need to know:
This is a USB drive with lots of images on it! Everything from the start of the account until Shoot 26 (the bright blue sheet)
The drives say "SenshiStock" on one side and "A Stock Revolution" on the other side; they come with a lanyard.
Payment can be made online via PayPal or through regular mail by Money Order.
The drives are $20 ea. This does not include shipping. Shipping & tracking for the USA will be $5; First Class International shipping is $7 but does not include insurance or tracking. (Note: USPS increased their rates in Jan 2014)
The stats on the drive currently are:
3.83 GB of stock (but this is an 8GB drive so you will have some additional space!)
About 2,900 stock photos
Includes everything in the gallery from shoots 21-26 (shoot 26 is the one with the brigh
Necks for anatomy practiceI need to see loads of examples before I can get something. So here's loads of necks doing the weird necky things that necks do.Necks for anatomy practice2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To get what's going on with the tangle of muscles and tendons catch necks in action. Watch people in cafes. Pause TV. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer has particularly good lighting for drawing.) Then check out how cartoonists simplify the confusion. Maybe even check out some anatomy to see what's going on beneath the skin. Each gives you a different piece of the puzzle.
Organized by where the head is relative to the shoulders, then by where the camera is. So each group should have the same muscles and tendons bulging out. (If you post drawings from any stock here, do check the stock artist's rules.) NOTE: Images marked with ⬅ are NOT stock. Use them for practice, but don't post. (There's only one image marked since there's so much great stock.)
If you stumble across good neck stock, especially with good shadows, I'd l
DeviantArt for DummiesI am writing this guide for new members or anyone who has questions about deviantART and its members. Please comment if something doesn't make sense or if you need help! Please note, this is NOT a guide to everything on deviantART, just some stuff I thought was worth talking about.DeviantArt for Dummies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is a "plz" account?
A "plz" account is a deviantART account where the avatar is an emote that you can use in your journals, comments, etc.
How do you use them?
To use them, write :icon(thenameoftheaccount):
An example is :iconsupertighthugplz: which is written as :icon supertighthug plz: (minus the spaces)
Some popular accounts are:
To get the account name, roll your mouse over the image and copy the text you see beginning with an :icon and ending in a :.
Quick lesson in dA
HELPFUL HINT #2 - HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR PET PROJECTWant to improve your drawing skills - maybe even finish a project, like a graphic novel of a comic, but you're too bsy with work or school? There's a simple solution to this common problem. I learned it from a friend - a well-known Hollywood screenwriter:HELPFUL HINT #2 - HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR PET PROJECT10 months ago in Personal More Like This
You have to work on your project every day - HOWEVER - limit it to one hour. That's right. Just one hour a day. And to do this, steal an hour in the morning by starting your day just one hour earlier. And devote 60 minutes to your artwork. You'll find that the consistency of doing it every day - even if it's only for an hour - will result in real progress. A few months passes, and before you know it, you're done. That's how my screenwriter-friend was able to complete two projects at the same time.
Remember - IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PAGE COUNT. What do I mean by that? Simply that it doesn't matter if, one week, you end up with only 2 pages of good material, or 5 pages, just keep adding those pages!
Most people work in spur
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-StockTeira 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-Stock
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
Surprise! Let's talk about Feedback Taboos!Hello, everyone!Surprise! Let's talk about Feedback Taboos!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Surprise, surprise! I'm PizzaPotatoNBacon, and I'm using this tasty article labeled as "Small Surprise #2" to cover an equally surprising topic. A topic so surprising yet so indulging, you'll have no idea why they let an insane person like me write it. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you to "Feedback Taboos"!
"What are these so called 'Feedback Taboos?" you are asking.
Giving Feedback on amazing artworks that don't need improvement
Giving Feedback on an art form you're not familiar with
Giving Feedback on Articles And Tutorials
Why are they considered taboos? Because they may seem 1. too hard to do, 2. too far-fetched, or 3. just outright pointless. Sure, not doing these taboos does not seem like a big deal, but it is. They are all helpful in a whole, yet rarely done, if not done at all. Feedback, as long as it's constructive and helpful, is good, regardless of the submission it was made on.
HOW TO SUMMARIZE: what's it REALLY about?(((I decided to just make a journal entry about this one, since there's really no drawing required here))))HOW TO SUMMARIZE: what's it REALLY about?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The way I see it, if you're reading this, either you have a story you're working on or you're desperately trying to come up with one. Maybe it isn't coming together quite like you pictured it? Maybe there's too much to work with, or you have too many options to choose from? Maybe you're like many people and can't seem to come up with a good satisfying story no matter how hard you try!
Chances are, YOU ARE THINKING TOO HARD. Sure everyone wants to be the person who writes things like 'Inception' that are super complex and insightful and fun to watch/read/enjoy, but the point is that, when you boil a plotline down to it's basic elements, you should be able to summarize it in ten words or less.
Inception: Man is hired to deceive someone.
Think about it. Watch the movie again if you have to. The MAIN PLOTLINE of Inception is Leonardo DiCaprio's quest to make a guy think somet
How to Plot Like a GrimIn ten simple steps, you too can plot like a Grim.How to Plot Like a Grim1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
1. Get an idea
This can be a brief snippet of dialogue. Or an ending that just seems perfect. Sometimes it's just the concept of what I'd like to see a character go through. I write that down. Usually it doesn't see the cold light of day for at least a couple months, but when I've thought about it long enough and can't seem to get the idea out of my head, that's when I sit down and start plotting things out a bit.
2. Work out the basic plot
Now that I've got the idea, I need to work out the basic details. But how do I do that? Well, I write it down. Then I think about the different angles to get to that idea. I write those down. If it's dialogue, who's talking? What do they feel? Who are they talking to? If it's a snippet of a scene, who's in the scene? Why are they there? What are they doing? What's going on outside of that scene?
Five Tips to Starting FreelancingSo, you're tired of being unemployed. You've been stuck at home for the umpteenth month in a row, a new season of The Legend of Korra is still a year off, and your government support checks (should you be lucky to still be getting them) won't even come close to affording you a bus ticket to Everfree Northwest. Your evaluation of life is the same dissertation of tedium and monotony as Helen Keller's review of Chinese Democracy.Five Tips to Starting Freelancing2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You know, pretty much on par with every other review of Chinese Democracy.
But know what? If you can't find a job, you'll make a job! Screw finding work, and screw the employers who keep dismissing your applications for being "over qualified" like that Bachelors of Science in Graphic Design is as detrimental to your character as being a registered felon. Screw them and that stupid help wanted sign at Quiznos. Now you're freelancing, baby.
While I'm assuming you're alread
Are You Super? - Vol. 8A news series which will feature superhero related art and literature. Published (mostly) once a month.Are You Super? - Vol. 89 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional and Digital
Shazam! by dfridolfs Donna Troy by Ana-Archer lil' Iron man by ales-kotnik Requested combination Illustration by monkeys-in-my-head WordGirl vector by KerryKoopa26 B-n-W Joker sketchcard by johnnyism E is for Edward Nigma by jksketch Blind Leadership by b-dangerous Psylocke by SirTiefling Witchblade another step by Vinz-el-Tabanas chibi dc girls by meago WHITE QUEEN by mvitacca Purple Falcon (OC Digital) by SMLtheGRartist Smash by SuperNaturalFreak No120 My GREEN LANTERN minimal movie poster by Chungkong Tony and Pepper by Milady666 batman x marilyn by m7781 :thumb304514507: Faora by amidarosa Aqua Like A MAN by weremole Comm. Superhero Love by PiccolaRia Independence Eagle OC Commission by phil-cho Super Stamps by mbatman Deth-Rattle Fanart Pinup Color by gwdill
The Penguin by PegueroPhotography Power Girl and the Huntress by hipnerd Essence - Red Hood and The Outlaws - New 52 by MixUpCosplay Killing Joke by Carancerth Nightwing by AmethystPrince
Kitty Cat Claws by NekoFlameAlchemist I AM COOL! by starwind824 Well Hey, Good lookin'! by nightshade-keyblade
Pixels and Stamps
SupaGirl by Miss-Ag :thumb3809
Hope Flash Comic Raffle = WINNERS ANNOUNCEDUPDATE = WINNERS ANNOUNCEDHope Flash Comic Raffle = WINNERS ANNOUNCED6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all for joining in the raffle!! Congratulations for the following winners!
Grand Winner: Slot Number: 257 = B3GIN Other Winners:Slot Number: 241 = confetticandieSlot Number: 180 = ellasita12345Slot Number: 69 = destinyrose09Slot Number: 169 = RyoYamakiScreenshots: http://sta.sh/210xcpj7inoa
UPDATE (March 26)
POSTPONED TO March 30th 2014!!
UPDATE (March 10)
GUYS! I will now be adding MORE WINNER SLOTS! There are now 5 winners! (More explained in "Prizes" section below!!)
March 23rd 2014 POSTPONED TO March 30th 2014!
How to get a slot:
One is worth ONE slot | All of them
News - dAhub Bot v2.0.1 ReleasedNoticeNews - dAhub Bot v2.0.1 Released2 years ago in Personal More Like This
dAhub bot v2.0.1 has been released. Notes are now sent at the start and end of features. Groups and friends may now be featured. The Referral Network is now active and sends points out weekly.
A 10% bonus has been applied to all donations to feature groups made before today. I apologize for the long delay in getting this service operational.
Group and Friend features are now available. To feature a friend or a group, donate points and include "feature :devUSERNAME:" in the donation comment, where USERNAME is the username of the group or friend to be featured. In the case of friend features, the friend will be sent a note with instructions before their feature starts. The friend must approve their feature before it will begin. If they do not start the feature within one week, the points in the feature will be returned to the original donor. At any time,
Mini chibi cm auction (closed)Last batch >< / there will be 3 slots auctionedMini chibi cm auction (closed)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
thank u for helping me collects all the money by commissioning me guys! I rly appreciate ur help ;//; Im short about $100 more now <3 so hopefully this batch can finally reach the amount of money needed <3
Also, since my birthday is coming soon, I'll be doing a mini raffle for my watchers / 7 / Im still thinking what the raffle prize should be
but hopefully u guys would love to participate in it ! :iconmuahplz:
slots : (1 slot = 1 character, u can add another character (max 2), price doubled from the hb price)
sb : $20
ab : $85
1) hb : ab by :iconvaniraa: , bid here http://comments.deviantart.com/1/468916705/3555027979
2) hb : ab by :iconvaniraa: , bid here http://comments.deviantart.com/1/468916705/3555028026
3) hb : ab by :iconvaniraa: , bid here http:/
Great Artists - Jane-beata Jane-beata :iconjane-beata:Great Artists - Jane-beata5 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
Fan and Creator RelationshipsWe see it all the time these days. An artist posts work-in-progress of whatever it is they're working on and they get instant feedback from their fans. Be it on tumblr, DA, through a livestream session or on their websites, this trend of letting fans critique their work before it's finished is becoming so common place that it's almost expected of us now.Fan and Creator Relationships1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Personally I'm a little torn up on the idea. On the one hand all artists need feedback and critique to improve, and if something isn't right with their work it's much easier to notice and fix while it's in a preliminary stage. On the other hand... a creator logistically can't show the behind the scenes work of everything they do. And if an artist isn't being 100% transparent with their art, it's often wrongly assumed that they're trying to "hide" something.
It's been happening more and more lately, fans of an artist being extremely vocal about how they feel the art should be drawn. And while feedback is important, I also
Art Raffle! WINNERS ANNOUNCED!UPDATE[5/30/2014]: CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS~!!!Art Raffle! WINNERS ANNOUNCED!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
FIRST PRIZE ---> :iconlunagorn:LunaGorn
SECOND PRIZE ---> :iconhibaari:hibaari
Please contact me within 48 hours~ Thank you all for participating! I can't even believe that this many will participate :icontearplz: So I really thank you guys! I can't express how thankful I am > v <
UPDATE[5/29/2014]: //SCREECHES//// We have now 79 participants! wow i didn't expect to have these number of interested people ahaha//shot// I hope it gets to 100 for another prize ^ o ^
wow, what a lame title
HEYO! I know I am drowning with work but I am still happy to announce that it's almost my 4th year anniversary here in DA, plus i reached 900+ watchers!!!! //confetti// With that, i want to show my gratitude for your support, faves and comments that keep me drawing more
ProjectPorkchop Vol256ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol2561 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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A look at Mako and Bolin's pastA new Legend of Korra-related webseries has been released by Nickelodeon, giving viewers a glimpse at Mako and Bolin’s hard-luck childhood.A look at Mako and Bolin's past1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A new short webseries called Republic City Hustle debuted today on Nickeldeon.com. Republic City Hustle serves as a small prequel to The Legend of Korra, focusing on the characters of Mako and Bolin as young orphans trying to survive in Republic City.
The beautiful paper-cut animation style of Republic City Hustle is very distinct from The Legend of Korra‘s visual identity. However, the consistent character design and voice work by Korra‘s David Faustino (Mako) and PJ Byrne (Bolin) – as well as the use of music from season 1 – help Republic City Hustle remain perfectly in tone with the Avatar universe.
Republic City Hustle will be told in three parts, and will continue next week (August 16). Check out the first installment right here:
Facebook is bad for artists?I had some interesting findings after posted a poll on DA regarding my Facebook Fan Page. Many have commented that they are against Facebook and discourage me from posting art over there due to various reasons, and one of them due to the possibility of having my art being used freely by this social media site. So here are my thoughts based on my experience running a FB page for a year.Facebook is bad for artists?4 months ago in Personal More Like This
The main reason for me to set up a facebook page, is to extend my fanbase beyond DA, to the not so artist-oriented demographics. I have been using DA, and only DA, as my art HQ for the past decade and will always be. Facebook is acting as an outpost to connect with my fans in a more responsive manner due to the convenience of making posts, replies, making announcements and sharing images. Honestly, it is not my intention to choose between DA and FB, but to use both concurrently for different purposes.
So far I have not encountered any incident of FB using my images for advertising or any other comm
Great Art deserves sharingI believe that great art should be like great food - shared with the world. And who better to share it with than all of you who support me so much.Great Art deserves sharing6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Thanks to all of the awesome support I get from you guys!!
Also just a note, the new TVOM episode will be out next week.
Bloody Zodiac. Sagittarius by Vasylina Lights by acheronnights Gloom Dusk by nina-Y DEEP ROOTS.. by chryssalis Perception of Evil by LevanaTempest Resting Place by kuschelirmel Moon girl by StreamyDigital Dementia by obereg Chandelier by LadFree Dark Descent. by hybridgothica
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Real-life DenmarkHe exists. In my chemistry lecture. Thank goodness he's only in my chemistry lecture.Real-life Denmark1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You all know Denmark, right? The tall, loud-mouthed, to-the-point, arrogant, hot-headed, oblivious, and lovable Dane? Well, someone like that sits about five seats away from me every time I go to class. He has the same upright messy sandy blonde hair as Denmark, blue eyes, tall height, loud voice, and ideal facial structure like Denmark might if he was real. In short, his looks aren't bad, either.
The problem? He's just like Denmark. Oh, is he ever. He doesn't shut up. At all. He has weird friends, but thinks he's friends with everyone. He always makes sure he's around a group of girls because he thinks he can understand them. He doesn't realize he's being too loud for the people around him to hear what the professor's trying to say. He thinks he knows everything, but he's usually about halfway each time. He works hard, but he brags more than his actions carry him through the day. He's s