10 things to do while looking at a photo10 things to do while looking at a photo3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Training your eye is very important. To take your photography to the next level and grow as an artist, you need to know what looks good, have an open mind and build your own style.
Point at the first thing that attracts your attention (often being the brightest point in the image)
Try to mentally trace the path your eye takes around the image (it's like connecting the dots in order to discover the story, in this case)
Has the photographer used the rule of thirds? Or a different type of placing the elements in the image?
Has the photographer shot from his eye level? Or chose a different point of view?
What is the photographer trying to transmit with the image?
How has the photographer used the environment to tell the story?
How has the photographer used light?
Why does the image work?
Does the image evoke an emotional response in the viewer's eye?
From the above, which can be appli
What to put in a Children's Book Portfolio!!What to put in a Children's Book Portfolio!!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Our guest post today comes from established Children's Book Artist Donald Wu. Don is a San Francisco Bay resident with a huge portfolio of success under his arm that includes more than ten published books to date. If anyone can tell you what it takes to be successful and stay successful it's him! So please join us as Donald helps to walk you through putting together the most important tool you'll need to establish yourself and start getting work, your portfolio!
Every now and again, I get asked the question, "What should I put in my portfolio?". So, I wanted to take a moment and share some tips and suggestions you might consider when putting together an illustration portfolio. Specifically, a po
Funny videoSomeone (FritzofGermania^^) showed me a funny video, about Germans and the greek financial minister Yanis Varoufakis.Funny video11 months ago in Personal More Like This
They make fun of Germans and this guy, using many stereotypes but I think the style of
the vid is really cool and funny at the same time XD
Just watch it and let us know what you think:
Duden is the language destroyer of the yearThe Duden was made over 100 years ago and there is a new version every year. Itīs a book about most of the german words, where students and all other people can look up how to write a german word or where it comes from.Duden is the language destroyer of the year2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But this year the Verein Deutsche Sprache VDS (Club for the german language) voted the Duden as german language destroyer of the year (Sprachpanscher des Jahres), an embarrassing price german people or organisations get, that do not protect and develope but destroy the german language.
If you understand German you can read it in the news:
The reason was, that the Duden, an important book where all the Germans look up words is overtaking senseless und too much english words.
Notice: The VDS or anyone else does not hate the English language, itīs a wonderful language. But the VDS dislikes, when the Germans overtake masses of english words in all parts of everyday life,
Ookami (A deified wolf in Japanese Mythology)There are some animals and creatures in Japanese mythology. Almost of them are servants of gods. For example, foxes are servants of Inari-shin, who is a god of harvest.Ookami (A deified wolf in Japanese Mythology)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Only two creatures took part in a category of gods -that is to say, wolves and snakes-.
Chichibu had been the most active area of a faith to wolves.
Long time ago, Yamato-Takeru-no-Mikoto [日本武尊] (who is one of heroes in Japanese mythology) went on an expedition. But when he went through in the deep forest of Chichibu [秩父] mountains, it was in a dense fog and he lost his way. Then, one white wolf appeared in front of him. The white wolf walked a head of him and guided to the outside of the forest. He escaped the deep forest at last.
Yamato-Takeru-no-Mikoto greatly appreciated a help of a white wolf. He constructed a shrine. The wolf which helped him was joined in a group of gods. The god of the wolf was called "Ooguchi-no-Magami [大口真神]". (It means "a g
Need references?Although drawing and painting "from life" is way much more effective and efficient than drawing from photos (I'll be writting a separate journal about this soon, no worries), you simply can't have a person to model for you every time you want to create something. And there are situations when you don't exactly know how to place that bloody hand or if the foot is drawn correctly. Similiar issues can happen with architecture, perspective... with everything you draw. Then, when you look for help, you may stumble upon Stock gallery and you find awesome things. Remember about crediting the used stock directly!Need references?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
POSES AND ANATOMY
Victorian house by skipsstockCarennac 02 - Old house by HermitCrabStockold house WV by Irie-StockOld House by VacantHaze
House 005 by Lelanie-StockStock - House in the Woods by OghamMoonStrange Cone House 5 by FairieGoodMotherHouse by Tintz-stock
Female Blackbird 3311539 by StockProject1Rabbit 01 by 88-Lawstock:thumb11
I am back and offer a free print or 1000 pointsCheck for the winner HERE.I am back and offer a free print or 1000 points3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello DeviantART, hello my friends!
I have been away for quite some time. To reconnect with you I make a special offer for your today. You are joining my little giveaway and I am offering you either a photo print up to 12 x 18 inch of your choice, a Flower of Life window sticker or 1000 points.
Here is how it goes:
FAV this journal
Post a COMMENT in this journal to tell me that you are in (only one please)
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Contest (Ends June 21st, 2014)I'm hosting my very first contest; the contest will involve you guys drawing Shocks and Jaeger together...Contest (Ends June 21st, 2014)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There is only one rule, no nudity or inappropriate themes (i.e. sexual themes).
There can, however, be blood and gore; that, I will allow.
There will be prizes for first, second, and third place.
First place will win not one but two Full Works art pieces with a Complex Background for both; the first place winner will have the option to have me turn both art pieces into speed paints.
Second place will win one Full Works (With Simple Background) and one Full Works (No BG), the second place winner will also have the option to have me turn the art pieces into speed paints.
And third place, they win a Full Works (No BG) and a Journal Skin Design.
Contest winners will be announced on June 21st, 2014; that's the day after I get out of school and the day Summer Break officially starts.
Happy drawing and good luck.
- kF (MorningAfterWolf)
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What Did Meme1.) Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.What Did Meme5 years ago in Personal More Like This
2.) Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What can you reach?
3.) What is the last thing you watched on TV?
4.) Without looking guess what time it is?
5.) Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
6.) With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
7.) When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
8.) Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
9.) What are you wearing?
10.) Did you dream last night?
11.) When did you last laugh?
12.) What are one the walls you are in?
13.) Seen anything weird lately?
14.) What do you think of this quiz?
15.) What was the last film you saw?
16.) If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
17.) Tell me something about you that I don't know?
18.) If you could change one thing about the world.
19). What do you want to learn in the future?
20.) George Bush:
21.) Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
cannibalismIn other news I'm gonna try and get back to posting art a lot more oftencannibalism2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Something in the water comes around by detail24 Bow Boys by jenniferstuber Blue by Rykardo Another world by Yagodka The Escape by jadden Milky Water. by sergey1984 Green Turtle by nightmare-cookie Jelly-fish by nekdodrug Tropical Fish by ahermin grey seal by mescamesh A Crab's World by Nate-Zeman Underwater by BlackMageAlodia chaos in the water by d-choonga As Creative as.... by hougaard :thumb203914921: Into the blue by Svenimal I Can Fly by focusgallery Jellyfish Munch by KimbellSomething in the water3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Pacific Drifter II by roarbinson NEON by semorile Will you join me? Life is fun! by woxys Nearshore by SachaKalis Just Keep Swimming by DrewHopper Standing Upon Giants by oO-Rein-Oo :thumb324556398: 192.Rainbow crabs by Bullter :thumb265801784: Sea Monster by OrangeRoom Pastel Kogel by prperold :thumb360113308: medusa by VeraAda Hawaii by ravenacht03 Hello Patrick by lomocotion Calm waters -Greece by StamatisGR Turtle in the sun by DevilDiver Over Under Wave by gokenji explore the world. by ang3llor3 Like Light From Heaven by sap8 Piranha by Skia tania 2 by vry Irish Blue Hour by Ssquared-Photography Puppy Crab Eyes by JoycelynSiew Visit To Nautilus... by gingado beautiful monster by arbebuk :thumb34060
Mother's DayMy mother has sacrificed and done so much for us.Mother's Day3 years ago in Personal More Like This
She raised us alone from the ages of six and nine, any single parent can vouch it is not an easy job especially after the emotional drain of a divorce.
When she went through breast cancer she still cared for our every need despite the fact she should have had someone caring for her.
She says that had we not needed her she would not have had the surgery and chemotherapy when she got cancer, and would have let nature take its course... except we needed her.
To this day we still live together and she still cares for us, without her taking care of the laundry, bills, shopping and cleaning I would have even less time to work.
She never hit us or used any kind of aggressive or physical punishment. Our mom has gone out of her way to provide for us, to be sure we are comfortable, that we have what we need, to protect us, our mom is like a lion with her cubs... to upset her concerning our well being is to walk into a lion's den.
Collection: Cell Phone PhotographyCollection: Cell Phone Photography11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Once upon a time…
Frog iPhone 4 Fisheye
Once upon a time, a lazy joke used over and over in American movies and TV shows was Japanese tourists taking pictures of everything with their instamatic cameras. Today we are taking pictures of everything using our (usually Japanese) cellphones. When we were laughing at Japanese “quirks” we didn’t realize we were making fun of the cultural architects of our own future. The most amazing thing about our
Collection: New Orleans, the Comeback KidCollection: New Orleans, the Comeback Kid1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
New Orleans, the Comeback Kid
Vibrant, raucous and, more than any other metropolis in America—truly alive! New Orleans is the one city in America that nobody believed would not stage a comeback after Katrina tried her best to kill its Big Noise. New Orleans is protected by Jesus or hoodoo or both—it’s all one glorious mixed–up gumbo goulash of cultures believing in live and let live.
Most cities in America are mostly alike in most everything. New Orleans is the exception. It is unique. It has had a separate evolution and it’s the most arts–based cultural treasure in our nation. The city i
Odyssey Into 2012: In RetrospectFor marioluevanos and I It was one of those interesting ideas that once let loose to run free in our heads was impossible to force back into the “notions for another time” box. Deadlined chapters and artworks to open mystic gates to safeguard the coming of the New Year 2012!Odyssey Into 2012: In Retrospect4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wed Jan 11, 2012, 9:30 PM
For marioluevanos and I It was one of those interesting ideas that once let loose to run free
in our heads was impossible to force back into the “notions for another time” box. Deadlined chapters
and artworks to open mystic gates to safeguard the coming of the New Year 2012! One more way to show
the world what the talents and imaginations of our worldwide community of deviants are capable of when
challenged with only minimal time and direction! But of course the actual execution of this creative
experiment would require far
About depressionI tought this might be useful for some people who really don't know how it's like.About depression1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Giant List of Unique Animals for Inspiration!Just a big list I made up based on colours, markings, uniqueness, rarity, and how uncommon any of these animals area as both characters and especially fursuits.Giant List of Unique Animals for Inspiration!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope it may come in handy if you're ever in a fursuit idea slump and want to make something new and different!
♥ - Extra Special
♥♥ - Very Unique and Stunning Animals
Alpine Musk Deer ♥
Black and Rufous Elephant Shrew ♥
Design contest!EDIT; To browse entry's ----> http://rinermai.deviantart.com/favourites/49155535Design contest!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Looking for people who like to design characters...
So what I'm looking for is;
- Emo/Scene character
- Red/ Tan OR Black/ greys for the main colour something along the lines of this colour ---> - Red/ Tan for the main colour or this pallette is nice (http://www.colourlovers.com/palette/2077641/Oliver_Hart) OR something along the lines of this colour ---> http://www.colourlovers.com/color/BD7228/trial_and_error or this --->http://www.colourlovers.com/color/8C3D1B/wood_87
- Feel free to use Grey browns whites and blacks...
- Lots of accessories!
- Quite complex design
- Interesting eye markings (If you draw the hair over the eyes please draw a seperate head so I can see the face markings x'D)
- Female or male!
- I like chequered patterns...
Note; I will keep the design that place first, second and third. All other designs can be sold or kept by the designer
Anthro Calendars!Features From The Anthro Community!Anthro Calendars!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Anthro Calendars! Get yours today!
Show your love and support to your fellow artists and Anthro community by sporting one of these awesome calendars!
The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A Pop Culture Interpretation of The Supernatural
Every culture around the world created gods and other mythical beings by mixing and matching fanged and taloned animal parts—e.g., enormous eagle heads on lions’ bodies—human beings have always seemed to need to believe there are powerful and usually quite vengeful supernatural beings lurking just beyond the candlelight.
Supernatural beings come to serve several purposes:
They kept people on the lighted path of truth and goodness, fearful of exploring beyond;
They were a reminder of the punishment we deser
Monthly Theme TRAVELs - WINNERS:icontransparentplz:Monthly Theme TRAVELs - WINNERS1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
All works here http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/51014048/August-TRAVELs
Hello dear members, watchers and visitors
Here we have the winners of this Monthly Theme:
1st Place (130 points)
2nd Place (80 points)
3rd Place (50 points)
4th Place (25 points)
Thank you to all who voted The follow deviants who faved this blog will win 10 points each:
Positions on the Favourites List from 1 to 131 (numbers found using RANDOM
Anzu Contest! (Closed) This contest is now closed. Thank you to all who participated!Anzu Contest! (Closed)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Aww yiss, it's that time again! I'm hosting another "Draw My OC" contest, this time with my moe devil girl, Anzu! :iconyuiwahplz:
Draw Anzu. It's just that easy.
Anzu is a Devil, a type of low-level demon specializing in fire magic. During her younger years, she discovered that she was able to wield water magic as well (Something very rare amongst her kind.) Even though her skill level is pretty average, her ability to use two elemental magics allowed her to attend a prestigious magic academy. This is where she met Iso and Nia and became their good friend.
Anzu is humble and always friendly, though she can be a bit clumsy and air-headed at times (