Cupcakes + Cookies Contest [The Winners!]The Winners Are...Cupcakes + Cookies Contest [The Winners!]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
but first a special thank you to sesam-is-open and A-Wakefield for helping me judge there were so many great entries, I couldn't do it on my own this time! Thank you ladies
As well - to everybody who donates thank you all TONS! You and the participants are the ones who really made this contest great!
1st Place: white-dragon-freya
Check out more of her awesome work HERE!
2nd Place: CakeUpStudio
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2014 Positivity Project So after my post last night I started thinking; positive thinking; I want to do something to promote positivity throughout the world, not just in my life so I decided to start a 2014 Positivity Project using a tumblr blog and hopefully make it grow more throughout the year.2014 Positivity Project1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The 5 W's
What? The whole point of this project is to spread positivity through photographing inspirational/positive/motivational/uplifting quotes written on paper
When? NOW! You can do one once a month, week, day or just only once. However many times you want to do it! My goal is to collect 365 positive quote photos by the end of this year. If you do one, leave a comment in this journal, on my page or send me a note and I will add it to
Project Educate: Natural Still Life PhotographsProject Educate: Natural Still Life Photographs1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Using Natural Lighting and Outdoor Environments in Still Life
Many wonderful still life photographers use indoor setups and lighting for their photography. But, since I started out as a nature photographer, I like to utilize natural light and shoot my still life photos outdoors. However, taming the outdoor world can be a little tricky, so I wanted to write an article discussing several tips for improving outdoor still life shots and explaining how I shot several of my own still life photographs.
Here are several tips...
1.) Try different angles. Outdoor lighting environments can look widely different depending on the angle, since the angle you shoot at can change lighting, general perspective of the subject, and what is in your background. So for each shot I take, I always try several different angles. I also try re-positioning my subject a few times and even moving to a different outdoor area.
PE: Shading EmotesShading EmotesPE: Shading Emotes1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
'Ello there! If you've been on any social media site, you most likely in one form or another have used an emoticon. An emoticon is an icon that expresses emotion. Such as
Emotes are an easy way to express yourself and I'm going to teach you how to shade some.
Almost all emotes are sized to be 15x15 (unless you are making a larger one; tutorial by IceXDragon described here). You can use lots of programs to make them. I use MS Paint to make my emotes because I believe it's the easiest to control but you can use whatever you like.
An emote's outline will look like this (You can use it if you want. ) :
Here's what it looks like at a bigger scale.
Emotes should look circular like the one above. I would recommend this size for all emotes at a standard size level. At this stage, I like to mess with the emote to see what k
Nom Nom 67# Chocolate CakeHeaded created by TouchedDNom Nom 67# Chocolate Cake2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"I'm not sure what a foodie is..but I'm pretty sure I am one." This weeks Nom Nom of Chocolate Cake was suggested by BooberFan!
Chocolate Berry Mud Cake by RainbowsandDaydreams
Chocolate Mousse Profiterole Cake by cakecrumbs
Mini-Decadent Chocolate Cake by Larissa-Rasputin
Chocolate Wedding Cake by otaru23
Chocolate Cake by Raghda86
Chocolate Fudge Cake by theresahelmer
Chocolate Cake by lilkoda16
Chocolate cake by OrionaJewelry
Chocolate Beet Cake by fourtwoseven
Chocolate cake by patchow
The Paper Chain Projectschongslipper sent us a message telling us about a project that could work in conjunction with The Butterfly Project. It is called The Paper Chain Project, and here are the rules:The Paper Chain Project3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. For every day you go without self harming, add a colourful link to the paper chain.
2. If you relapse, just add a white link to to the chain and carry on the chain without any disruption.
3. Over time the paper chain will grow in length.
4. And you can see your progress, and see that even if you do relapse, the are still days you go without hurting yourself. The colourful links.
5. Over time and through your recovery watch the amount of coloured links begin to increase, and the amount of white links begin to decrease.
6. If you feel like hurting yourself, look at the paper chain and realise just how far you've made it, and realise that if you've resisted before you can do it again.
It is another great idea to help deal with self-injury. I hope some of you will give it a shot and I hope it helps you. &
PurpleIf you're wondering if I will ever stop talking about Game of Thrones, the answer is undoubtedly not. But the fans of the series have a lot to celebrate this week, because purple wedding! Everything is purple this week, so let's celebrate with some stunningly gorgeous crafts that fit into the colour scheme.Purple1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Dark purple lolita fingerless gloves by theaquallama Purple Dragon Flutes Close Up by DragonsAndBeasties
Large Cthulhu Mask, red-purple and metallic blue by shmeeden Keep Calm... by chujo-hime
Six by Six Collaboration Project: Results!:iconsixwordstories:Six by Six Collaboration Project: Results!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
For the month of February, I threw together groups of six people, each writer directed to write a six word story that flowed into the next, giving us six lines, six words per line, for a grand total of thirty-six words. It can be very hard to write a story with actual characters and progression on any theme in so few words, let alone have each line tell its own story and continue in the next line, but I think our groups did well!
The theme for all the groups was Happiness, but each group had a smaller theme within that to focus on. From there they brainstormed as a group, picking the focus of their story however they liked. Some groups got a bit cramped at the end of the four weeks, but everyone still managed to submit a six line six word story at the end of the month, even if only three members of the group ended up contributing finalized lines.
The Finished Products!
Group A's theme was Love.
Kiriban Time! CLOSEDEDIT:Kiriban Time! CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Blue-Cat00 : You will get the main prize for being the first to send a note that followed all the rules
MagicBirdie Loli-hunter will all be getting a little prize from me soon for getting super close'
EDIT: Less then 900 away
EDIT: Changed the pageview to catch. It's closer now
Do you liking catching kiribans? Well today is your lucky day! Catch my 77,777th pageview for some cool prizes
An undetermined amount of (but in the hundreds, aka 100, 200 etc)
One month subscription (or point equivalent)a feature
and a llama
Feel like you won't be able to catch the view on the nose? No worries, if you are a few pageviews ahead or behind, please send a screenshot anyways! Up to 7 people that send in their screenshot will still get a few points and features
Interviewing Maja Wronska (takmaj)Interviewing Maja Wronska (takmaj)Interviewing Maja Wronska (takmaj)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
You're a freshly graduated architect, am I correct? When did you realize for the first time that this is something you want to do with your life?
Yes, you are – I’m very happy about it. Well, to be honest, it all started when I was just a baby. My mom is an architect, she never forced me to be one, but, well, I just get some of her passion in my blood. When I was a kid, she let me color drawing designs of facades, and sometimes she showed those drawings to actual clients! I was so proud when she wasn’t ashamed of my drawings and I have to say that I was only 5 years old. In addition, we always have millions of colored pencils and all range of paints at home, and I could use them all the time, besides they were meant for professional usage, not for 4 or 5 years’ o
Of street photography and balletProbably the silliest article I've ever written. Or just an excuse for a feature.Of street photography and ballet2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Descriptions are freely taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_ballet
Première position of street shooting:
Through a viewfinder or LCD
Seconde position of street shooting:
Raise your arms to the side. Keep your arms slightly rounded. Lower your elbows slightly below your shoulders. Make sure your wrists are lower than your elbows. Keep your shoulders down, your neck long and your chin up.
Pirouette à la seconde
Or framing sideways with a tiltable screen:
À la seconde usually means a movement done to the side such as a 'tendu', 'glisse' or 'grand battement à la seconde'. A technically challenging type of turn is pirouette à la seconde, where the ph
New Guidelines for Community Weeks For those of you that may not know yet, a Community Week is a chance for everyone in the community to bring to light their favourite subject, art, project or any other topic that you consider important but may get overlooked otherways. If you're interested in participating in the next Community Weeks, then please read the following info!New Guidelines for Community Weeks2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First of all, im-not-sana joined the CW team as Editor, so let's welcome her properly Now, let's get down to business!
Getting involved in a Community Week
If you'd like to get involved with an upcoming Community Week then you need to send a summary of the article you wish to write to projecteducate via note with this title "Community Week Summary" within the following two weeks after the last Community Week ended. You will then be contacted as we discuss your idea with
Myths and legends Contest ClosedThank you to all of you that took part in this contest, you made me really proud and happy to see so many people entering and showing interest, you guys made it a successful event. Now to the judging, i will post the results as soon as i have them hopefully by early next weekMyths and legends Contest Closed9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Who hasn't heard of myths or legend of the past ? who hasn't wondered if they were real or just a story to put kids to sleep ? Who hasn't had an interest as slight as it may have been in those stories that populated ancient civilizations and are still alive today ?
In the past years people have started asking themselves questions at the light of new discoveries and the gaps in the classical history taught to us. To many questions stay unanswered and we are left to choose between believing or laughing at those records from an ancient time.
For my second contest i chose to go for this theme as i find it
5 Tips to Maintaining and Gaining WatchersFor those who have many watchers, and for those who dont have many, it is hard to know how one retains that interest as well as receive more. This article explores the basics of watchers and how we react to certain situations. Although it does not affect some deviants, and the tips are generally common sense, we hope the article is a worthwhile read and that the majority learn something from reading this.5 Tips to Maintaining and Gaining Watchers6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. When uploading deviations, do not bombard your watchers. If you upload only one or two a day, or even one or two a week, you will get more comments as well as more attention. People will have more time to comment and more time in general, whereas if you upload all in one go, they will most likely delete and just comment on a few.
2. Spend time on your artwork. Once youve finished a piece, it doesnt stop there. Youve got to consider the title, which impacts the piece significantly and the artists comment. Is art ever finished? Ask yourself that q
Structuring a Story: Linear VS Non-LinearStructuring a Story: Linear VS Non-LinearStructuring a Story: Linear VS Non-Linear1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to everyone who took part in last week's workshop! <3
I'm looking for people to help run workshops (more detail at bottom).
So now that we’ve talked about how to kick start our imagination, we now need to start putting those ideas on paper. I was going to do an article on planning Project Educate’s story planning week was not long ago. There’s a roundup of PE’s story planning week here: http://beccalicious.deviantart.com/journal/PE-Story-Planning-Round-up-378695534
I recommend it; it’s very useful and interesting.
So now onto structure.
I like to split structure up into two categories: linear structure and non-linear structure (simple, eh?). Linear being when the events of the story happen in chronological order eg Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
Non-linear allows for detailed or in-depth flash backs, or may start at the end of a story, or even the middle of a story, and hav
Mini Horror Reviews - The Shining (1980)Mini Horror Reviews - The Shining (1980)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In this Issue
Mr. Torrance by MatthewRabalais
It's October and the sacred 31 days of Halloween are upon us-time to get your gore on! The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween candy has been out since Labor Day. So while you’re waiting in the Starbucks line for an overpriced double pumpkin spice whatever, pass the time with this year’s scary movies reviews!
Insidious (Series 2010–2013)
PE: Sketches and sketchbooksSketches and sketchbooksPE: Sketches and sketchbooks1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Big, marvellous, elaborate, finished paintings and drawings you can see in various stunning galleries on dA and outside dA, while they require time and can occupy artist's workspace even for months, in a lot of cases make a small percentage of created pictures lying around the creator's desk. Sketches aren't just noted concepts or a stage in preparing an artwork - a couple of sketches a day can be the most influential source of improving your skills.
You have probably been through this more than once - far from your room, you got struck with a brilliant idea. In diffrent circumstances you'd most likely rush to transfer it onto paper or canvas, but well, that might be not so easy in a classroom or on a bus. It can be difficult even if you're home - how about more than one idea at once? Using a sketchbook as a notepad for any concepts is by far
.and goddess,.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
this isn't something i can
sweat or starve out of me,
i'll have to write and it will
see i've often thought about
placing my head in the pestle
and mortar, i wonder if i could
grind out the hell inside, become
a red pulp on the worktop, and
even the oven keeps tutting at me,
it's so easy, just open the door
stick your hand in, feel his forked
tongue on your palm,
orange lover, you
and it's true
that the dead are never really
silent, they grunt and they groan
in their damp soil sheets,
toss and turn over
(fill the bath with water, and just drop me in it)