Umbrella Heart ContestHere is an old artwork of mine from 2005, it will be used as the guide for the contest:Umbrella Heart Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are two ways to join this contest:
Re-draw and re-imagine this piece in your own style. You are not allowed to simply add elements or filters, you must begin a new artwork. Photomanipulations are welcome.
Write a short story inspired by this artwork. Minimum of 150 words, maximum of 1,000. (I am going to read them all, so I feel that is manageable).
1st place in each category gets 4,000 points
2nd place in each category gets 2,000 points
Will announce more as I collect prize donations!
September 21, 2013 Midnight PST
Please submit as a DEVIATION, mention :icontaho: and this contest in the comments and send me a link to your deviation via NOTE. Thank you.
Facebook Art Communities:iconenchantedwhispers: 's Facebook LinksFacebook Art Communities2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Want to check if your work is stolen or just promote your work?
Over the past month or so I have been able to find a fair bit of facebook art communities. Many works stolen and defaced but also some groups that add links to artists. In either case, whether you want to check if your work has been stolen or maybe you want to promote your work on these sites I have a fairly large list of some of the larger art communities on fb that I thought I would share with you. I cannot possibly contact all the artists I have seen with stolen work so I urge you to check for yourselves.
A reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding types1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
When I tell people I'm a bookbinder they often think I make only one type of book; the library kind. That, however, is only one of the many ways an artist can create a book. For me, it's a fun challenge to pick the right binding style to go with the purpose of the book. Whether it is a novel that needs to look really classy or medieval, a sketchbook for a graphic novelist or a paper about connections that lets me show the binding. In this article I'm going to tell you a little bit about all the types of bookbinding that I know. I'm not going into details but, if possible, I will link to images and tutorials that do.
If you're here for inspiration: this guide is pretty long. I recommend scrolling through the images first!
To make a start...
The different ways of binding books can be broken down into two general groups: adhesive bindings and non-adhesive bindings. Adhesive b
Millar and McFarland are douchebagshttp://observationdeck.io9.com/mark-millar-and-todd-mcfarlane-ladies-comics-arent-f-1095912572Millar and McFarland are douchebags2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was going to write about my major writer's block (which is a shame because I was going to do a writing blitz and it fizzled!), or perhaps how modern American Conservatism and Superheros do not mix...but this pisses me off.
How sexist is that bullshit! It's slamming doors in the faces of women. Women who are already treated like shit way too much by the comics subculture. Not to mention these guys are making light of RAPE. That pisses me off as well; as high profile rape cases here in the States had the communities trying to heap the blame on the VICTIM.
These guys callously use rape and disregard the ramifications. Not to mention they just "mansplained" comics to women. As a man, and as a guy who wants to work in comics, these "Legends" disgust me! We got many more women writers coming in after women like Gail Simone broke down the barriers, and these "Our Gang"-esque aholes
October 2012 Spooky DD Round UpOctober 2012 Spooky DD Round Up3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
October 2012 Spooky Daily Deviation Round Up
October 2012: Horror/Macabre daily deviation features from the past month, in case you missed them, all in one condensed and horror-ific space.
Scarecrow 3 by Akadama-nAfternoon Tea by mant01Feast for crows by Dina-bv
If you come across anything in the Horror/Macabre Photography gallery that you think is amazing, please feel free to drop me a note and suggest it. Suggesting is fun!
You can find my suggestion guidelines RIGHT HERE.
A list of all community volunteers can be found
Jackson Pollock: Champion of the New ArtJackson Pollock: Champion of the New Art8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
JACKSON POLLOCK: Champion of the New Art
My Jackson Pollock Nine by DarkLinkFire
Just as Dada and surrealism had been the art world’s mocking response to the world’s failed progressive pretensions in response to the anti-human horror of World War I, the art movement that blew up in the wake of World War II’s repeat performance was “abstract expressionism.”
FREE PONY RAFFLE !!! CLOSEDSo I was just messing up and made a Sunset Shimmer X Luna shipping adopt. I though to make its price 50-100 but nah- Who the hell would buy her for such a price ? Soo i though to make her free. Here is the pony >FREE PONY RAFFLE !!! CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
DEADLINE IS MARCH 13 ! I CUTTED IT SMALLER BEACUSE NOBODY IS ENTERING NO MORE.
So there will be some rules !!!
- You have to watch me ! ( I dont care if you just watched to enter the raffle- Its fine already ) Tell me if you did or already do !
- Favourite this journal !
- Make your own journal about the giveaway and put a link in this journal !
- Link me YOUR journal !
- Do NOT steal the pony or recolour it !
- After you commented with your link of your journal i will give you a number ! PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR NUMBER !
- I will choo
I think you're rad. (II)LovelyLonelyStarsI think you're rad. (II)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
gosh, even though I've known you and your particular username for almost a year I either spell 'lonely' wrong or mix up 'lovely' and 'lonely'...remember when I used to do that?She is a poet with remarkable potential. I have seen her writing style grow and flourish so much in under a year! Sierra always writes in a such a way that you will never be bored; you'll always come back to read her poetry again and again!
emilygolightly is a phenomenal poet. Her poetry is always something new, always concise and original in all the right ways. Emily writes in the way that will steal your heart away and make you wish you could have thought of the most amazing topics she chooses to write (wonderfully and beautifully) about. She is a true inspiration.
0hgravity is wonderful poet (and prose writer!). He composes the most beautiful pieces
400 Point GIVEAWAY! CLOSED: WINNERS CHOSEN!EDIT: Alright, contest is closed! And the winners are:400 Point GIVEAWAY! CLOSED: WINNERS CHOSEN!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be sending points your way now!
I've recently come back after a stupidly long hiatus, and to celebrate my return to dA I'm going to host a point giveaway! There will be FOUR winners total. Keep reading if you want in on this awesome opportunity!
1. You have to fav this journal to enter. This is so I can have a way to keep track of who enters
2. You don't have to watch me, but it would be nice. At least take a look at my gallery. You might like what you see
3. Tell your friends! OK this isn't required, but it's nice to spread the word.
4. ANYONE can enter. I don't care who you are, how long you've been on dA, how popular/unpopular you are. Seriously. Enter. Do it.
1. There will be FOUR winners total. Each winner will receive 100 points. The winners will be chosen using random.org, so there's no favorites pla
How to Draw Jelly | by Sephiroth-artHow to Draw JellyHow to Draw Jelly | by Sephiroth-art7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
I make new video) I show how i draw jelly
Thanks for watching
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/sephirothart
Three Colour Carousel Unicorn Contest BEGINS TODAYThis contest is, ahem, almost straightforward. What you have to do in this contest is design a carousel unicorn - using only three colours of your choice. No tones or hues. Just THREE.Three Colour Carousel Unicorn Contest BEGINS TODAY1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You can submit as many entries a you want and you have until May 16th to make them. Help with the prizes would be great!^^
- All art methods are welcome.
- If you're only comfortable doing your unicorn in MLP:FiM style, that's OK. Using bases in your entry are not.
- No anthros.
- No gore or porn in your entries please! If you plan on having a bit of nudity or some blood in your pic, make sure you label it with "Mature Content".
- OCs/canon characters are allowed, as long as you make the unicorn the main focus.
My Photoshop Actions journal = closedWhat are Photoshop Actions?My Photoshop Actions journal = closed3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Photoshop Actions are the recordings of commands that can be applied to one or multiple images in Photoshop. When you press play, it applies these recorded commands. Think about changing the mood in a picture with various adjustment layers. Using an action can actually help you save a lot of time.
Which versions of Photoshop are lieveheersbeestje's actions compatible with?
All Photoshop CS versions, CS2 to CS6 Extended. My actions are not compatible with Photoshop Elements or other programs.
How can I download your exclusive actions?
You can download most of the actions at my DeviantART for free, it's easy and takes a few seconds. However I do have some exclusive actions as well, you need to pay with DeviantART points in order to get them. Want free points? Read more below in this journal.
30 points every week!
Every week I choose at least one artwork that used one of my actions. This artist will receive 30 points.
100 points giveaway! The winner:Hello, sweeties (:100 points giveaway! The winner:2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I hope you're having a wonderful week
I decided to make one of you smile again by giving one lucky deviant 100 points
All you have to do to participate is:
favorite this journal
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you!
+ Have a random question?
You can ask me anything here :
Have fun and good luck
+ don't forget to check this huge giveaway out:
The winner is
Congrats, enjoy your points
Ranting.take a step back. fucking look at yourself. you are human. you are beautiful. you are so beautiful. and you can be anything. you can be everything. do not hate because someone broke your heart, or because your parents split up, your best friend betrayed you, your father hit you, the kid down the street called you fat, ugly, stupid, worthless. do not concern yourself with things you cannot control. cry when you need to, then let go when it's time. don't hang onto painful memories just because you're afraid to forget. let go of things that are in the past. forget things that aren't worth remembering. stop taking things for granted. stop taking life for granted. live for something. live for yourself. fall in love. fall out of love. fall in love. fall out of love. do this over and over untill you know what it really is to love someone. question things. tell people how you really feel,. sleep under the stars. create. imagine. inspire. share something wonderful. make something beautiful andRanting.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WTF DayI've had a bizarre, scary day. Yes, I know -- my usual.WTF Day2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was at the supermarket early this morning; around 9ish. I like going then because it's not busy or crowded. I was standing in line at the checkout counter behind an old couple who was moving very slowly, and as I stood there a young man, in his mid-twenties or so, came and stood in line behind me.
He was tall and thin and carried just a couple items in his arms. As our wait wore on, I began contemplating letting him go before me, since I had a more items than he did, when I heard a crash behind me. Lo and behold, the young man was out cold on the floor.
Look, this sort of thing doesn't happen on a regular basis. I froze for a second, wondering if he was for real. Then I kneeled down and felt for a pulse, which was strong and fast. I could also see he was breathing, and so I shook him gently and said, "Sir! Sir! Can you hear me?" When there was no response, I half-turned and yelled at whoever would listen, "Help! Call 911! Thi
The Timeline of DeviantArtThe Timeline of deviantARTThe Timeline of DeviantArt2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In 2014, DeviantArt turned 14 years old. Fourteen years is a long time, some of you reading this may be younger than that. I've gathered some historical information with the help of Moonbeam13 and some members of the Community Relations team to help enlighten those of you who have joined in recent years and missed out on a chunk of DeviantArt's life.
I hope you enjoy taking a step back in time!
Please note: it is extremely difficult to track down some events in DeviantArt's history (in particular, the first few years) and that some dates are only approximate.
August: tech13 becomes the first recipient of the prestigious Deviousness Award.
August 4: The first member-submitted deviation is uploaded - A Dangerusss QNX by :de
Social Networks + Browsers Personified by Jon LockThe talented digital artist Jon-Lock illustrates personifications of social networks and web browsers. While he's only been on deviantART for less than 6 months, he's brought in nearly 128,000 pageviews, 17,600+ watchers, and his newer deviations almost always hit the front page.Social Networks + Browsers Personified by Jon Lock2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Google Chrome Personified
Google Chrome's "Chrome Cycle"
deviantART and YouTube Personified
New llama levels and Badge Pages! Fellow llama herders!New llama levels and Badge Pages!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
You may have noticed that today is a momentous day in the field of llamas. Due to their unexpected popularity, we have decided to tweak the llama levels a bit, in order to maximize fun and fairness for every deviant around -- from llama aficionados to those who simply dabble in llamas from time to time.
What llamas? Glad you asked!
Behold, the new breakdown of llamas! (If you dislike spoilers and wish to achieve the levels by pure surprise, then keep scrolling.)
= 1 (Llama)
= 10 (Super Llama)
= 50 (Albino Llama)
= 100 (Super Albino Llama)
= 500 (Ninja Llama)
= 1,000 (Fancy Llama)
= 2,500 (King Llama)
= 5,000 (Spartan Llama)
= 7,500 (Wizard Llama)
= 10,000 (Golden Llama)
There you have it! So many awesome reasons to stay connected to the community and to search out new and undiscovered deviants. Share the wealth, my friends. Share it.
July Hero Challenge : Bobby ChiuJuly Hero Challenge : Bobby Chiu1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Challenge for July: Weird and Unusual Unicorns
Unicorns have always been known to be beautiful majestic fantastical creatures. But what about the ones that nobody ever talks about? The really unusual less mainstream ones? Let's show a little love for all of those lesser-known unicorns out there, the unusual ones. For this challenge I want you to come up with the most interesting unusual unicorns you can think of.
- Bobby Chiu
Bobby's Example Unusual Unicorns
Hero Challenge Prompt - download this and draw!
Round #02 1200 points give away, winners announcedScroll down for the winners <3Round #02 1200 points give away, winners announced3 years ago in Personal More Like This
More points to give away <3
10x100 points to 10 lucky deviants
2x100 points to 2 random deviants I choose that commented here <3
What you have to do is:
Fave this journal so I know you're in!
Good luck! I will pick the 10 winners (100 each) with random.org and 2 myself, 2x100 ) = 12 winners :3
Deadline: 7th January '13 same as my other points give away journal: http://fav.me/d5qdo8q < you may join both of course!
Much love from my piggies!
I want to thank Garficar for his donation of 200 points! <3
And also I want to say thank you for all the nice comments for Booboo
I'm sorry that I can't reply to every comment, but I do read them all
Collection Of Coloring Tutorials (NEW)Update: I wanted to post this again for anyone who didn't get a chance to see it. The people who have made these tutorials have helped me immensely and I'd love to share their knowledge with others.Collection Of Coloring Tutorials (NEW)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was talking to someone here on DA and I was going to give her some coloring tips and send her some tutorials. I decided instead to put it all in one big journal so other people can benefit from it as well.
WARNING! Some Youtube videos may have inappropriate content. I don't remember what all of the videos have in them, so proceed with caution. Especially if you are male since most of the immodesty will be of women.
:iconAquaSixio: All of his tutorials are AMAZING!
Coloring Theory and Values
Contest! Draw Sophie and get a MH Drawing!What is this contest about?:Contest! Draw Sophie and get a MH Drawing!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Draw my doll Sophie
you can draw her chibi, realistic or in your own style, but her face must be always visible and you must draw her joints. She is a doll, I wouldn't like her to look like she wasn't. This means you MUST draw her joints, but you can draw her with any expression, like if she was alive.
You can draw her with the clothes she has in the photos or even design your own clothes for her, so you have total freedom about it.
how many drawings can I do for this contest?:
As many as you want without limit, as long as they are 100% original and finished (full colored). No work in progress, no drawings in striped paper.
Traditional or digital?:
Both are accepted
Please, be original:
Don't steal other people's drawings, don't use bases, and please, don't just copy a photo T_T
You may use a photo as a reference, but don't traze it.
If you do, you will be kicked out from the co
History Repeated Itself!Today, I traveled about an hour from my home to watch my husband compete in a weightlifting competition. It wasn't huge, but there were a lot of people there to show support. There were these two little girls there. The older one was named Ava.History Repeated Itself!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I saw behind her and noticed she was drawing in a little notepad. It had lined paper and she was drawing with an ink pen. I reached down in my bag, grabbed my sketchbook, and flipped through to some random sketches containing Motoko Kusanagi (from Ghost in the Shell), Sesshoumaru (Inu-Yasha), and a random girl in a school uniform. I tapped on her shoulder and showed her. Her eyes gleamed with excitement and admiration. Ava was 10 years old.
In that moment, I saw myself. Here I am, a decade older than her and the same thing happened to me a long time ago with an artist who was a decade older than I was.
I had just started drawing at the time. I met a girl whose name I can't recall, but she sketched something for me the one time I met
Fan Art #2 | Isometric Mario BoxNext video of Fan art channel.Fan Art #2 | Isometric Mario Box3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will draw Nintendo's game Super Mario in isometric style
In this video i will draw Mario Box
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/sephirothart