Through The Lens #3 ~ The Validity of Abstraction“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.”Through The Lens #3 ~ The Validity of Abstraction2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
- Ansel Adams
When photography was first created it was used primarily for portraits. It was not yet mobile and therefore could not yet be used in genres like landscape or journalism. Portrait painters at the time felt that photography was not legitimately artistic, and this spurred the "Pictorialist" photographic movement. In defense of their art, Pictorialists depicted subjects with soft visual effects and artistic poses. At the beginning of the twentieth century a man named Paul Strand countered the "Pictorialist" movement stating that it was too apologetic, and did not take advantage of the new medium.
Paul Strand was an American Modernist photographer leading the drive to establish photography as a valid form of fine art. However, he did not believe that all forms of photography held artistic value. His argument was based on the idea - central to modernist art, of 'trut
Smoothing, Sanding, & Buffing Polymer ClaySmoothing, Sanding, and Buffing polymer clay is definately something that you don't hear a lot about in the younger polymer clay community, but it certainly does make your pieces look a lot better in the long run. If you smooth, sand, and buff your clay AND add a layer of varnish - watch out, your pieces will look as bright, beautiful and glossy as a piece of delicious candy.Smoothing, Sanding, & Buffing Polymer Clay6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Have you ever noticed that translucent clay really isn't THAT translucent? Well, if you smooth, sand, and buff it - you'll be seeing differently! It really DOES get see-through!
Give these tips a try, and although I can't guarantee that you will get it right the first time, practice makes perfect, and sometimes new techniques take a little getting used to before you find a way that works the best for you.
Smoothing your clay is what you do to your clay before you bake it. Running your fingers along the surface and smoothing out bumps and impurities can work wonders on a piece and give it a ve
InspiARTional vol. II__________________________________InspiARTional vol. II2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please favorite this journal so it can get more exposure.
One lucky deviant who adds this journal to their favorites will win 100 points.
In order to participate, you only have to this (you don't have to comment, or be a watcher).
The winner is allyalltheway.
Thank you for supporting my project, and I'm glad I got a positive feedback from all of you.
Previously featured artist laura-makabresku got many new watchers and page visits.
Since she has no premium membership, I decided to buy her a 3 month premium membership as a tiny gift
She totally deserves it.
This week I'm featuring someone most of us know for his beautiful nature images, enchanted forests and magical flower fields on devianART frontpage (and yes, he deserves it).
One of my favorite photographers on deviantART:
Fairy Tail plz:iconemptyspaceplz: :iconemptyspaceplz: :iconAnime-Cartoon-PLZs:Fairy Tail plz3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you so muchhh and My drawing media..^^Thank you so muchhh for so many birtdayyy wishess, it's really really make me so happpyyy...T_T. I really have a great birthday and and got really amazing gift, thank you so muchhhhh,..T_T.and thank you so muchh too for anonymous deviant that give me subcriber sometime ago, i don't know how to thank you,and i want to say that i really happy to receive it, thank you so muchh.......T_T. Thank you so muchh again for your support and everything that you give me all this time, every comment, fav, watch is really mean so much for me....XDXDXD. SO happy to be here, and to know all of you...Thank you so muchh...T_T.Thank you so muchhh and My drawing media..^^1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sorry couse until now, i still can't make any tutorial, but here, some info about media that i ussually draw for drawing.I'm sorry couse maybe it not usefull but i hope it can help you...><
About the media drawing that i ussually use, i usually use water color and poster color to draw, here some info about it..^^ :
* Water color : Winsor & Newton
People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 75malaugusto'sPeople and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 752 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 75
People and Portraits
The Right Track
seaside rendezvous - molyvos.4
Roses n thorns
Queen of Versailles
80 Points Giveaway and Art Features(winner(Closed) Hello! The winner is :iconsteffisch1:80 Points Giveaway and Art Features(winner(Closed)7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconsparklesplz:Watcher's Feature! :iconsparklesplz:
Adoptable (Closed) by Crystal-MintBS: Mikhail by CionKeiastaMother Of Stars by TheBirthdayMuffin
Art Trade Mimi Bun Tan by Kiyomi--HimeBrook inktober: #4 by ElenaDeNardBloody by BloodyDarkSanityBeach by SeeUtheVocaloid
Digitally Delicious: May 15thDigitally Delicious: May 15th2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Mythical water creatures and deities calendar 2013 by Dferous
Serpent of the Wind by KerriAitken
Dire Straights by nosredna1313
Peaceful Waves by KristenPlescow
Dangermuse 2 by FransMensinkArtist
Wild Life Photographer by fredericayang
Tome of Blood by guterrez
Project: Satisfy 1,000 Deviants.Hello and welcome to my Project fellow deviants.Project: Satisfy 1,000 Deviants.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll get straight to the point. I have started a Project which is called "Satisfy 1,000"
What is the Project about?
The aim of the project is to collect 1,000 Points by the end of this year. When the amount gets collected it will be distributed to 1,000 fellow deviants.
What I want is, to help other deviants experience the joy of receiving points. There are many deviants who would just love to receive a single point. Instead of giving away points to please 10-50 Deviants why not make everyone happy? Instead of making a contest or giveaway why not just make everyone feel that they've won something? The joy of receiving points is great, I've experienced it and that's why I want people to feel that same joy of receiving points.
How can we help you?
You can help me with the Project by donating Points, I currently have 7,500 Points.
Any amount of points is appreciated and welcome. I hope that before 2013, I with the help of everyone here can
Forum Features #35 - August: Cake!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of deviantART's beloved forumers!Forum Features #35 - August: Cake!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art.
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and feature them in the next news article.
The best thing is that being an active member of the forums is the only requirement!
Featured Forumer of the Month: UnrehearsedSplendour.
selected by :devastra
Digital Art DD RoundUp - May 2013:iconlaserbeast:Digital Art DD RoundUp - May 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Features by mamiffer
Wild Ibis- In flight by nebularum Love in the 2000m Deep Sea by kamakilimai
Forgotten by Ellixus Necromant by Ruslayer Fuel by Exphrasis Veil of Oblivion by ShahabAlizadeh
Fish master by YUK-buitar Start! by DigitalCutti creator by ellrano The Hospital by zzjimzz
Wild Flower Too Wild by Audranasa The Emperor's Soul by Fetsch Chains of Durandal TCG by RTopalov BFG by lpeters
The Last Dream by Surehuinel Dwarven Mercenaries by Lothrean Called Forth by nilTrace Uhm... by BattlePeach
Archdruid by LhuneArt The Magnificent Joop van Ooms Cover/poster by Rhineville stronghold by regnar3712
Features by Thiefoworld
Is there anybody out there by Laura-Bas Snow Leopard Late Night by RavenseyeTravisLacey THE LEGEND OF TH SILVER DRAGON by Lyvelin Nuwa by kafabest
Godmother Room by RealNam contact by aerroscape Adriana Lima Portrait by TONEKID My snow-white by yourPorcelainDoll
GF Preacher Creature cover art by MoreGrim Watchers' Tower by Narholt :thumb
1200 point giveaway! Ends on April 7 (ended)1200 point giveaway! Ends on April 7 (ended)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Weekly ShareZone FeatureAlways Busy!Weekly ShareZone Feature7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I feel like I am finally getting busier again, which is good! I don't do well with an idle mind... I like to have things to occupy my time. I finished editing the engagement shoot photos late last week and showed them to my friend and her fiance. Thankfully, they LOVE THEM! That's a huge weight off my shoulders. I wasn't sure if they would since I hadn't done this sort of thing before. But I had a lot of fun. I can see a lot of things to improve on and got some advice from friends here that I'll be sure to take into account next time.
On the subject of photography... I got my first Daily Deviation EVER yesterday. I'm really excited about it, mostly because it's from my favorite photography category: macro. Thank you so, so much to MarcosRodriguez for selecting it. It means a lot (I promise, this is the last time I'll tag your name and thank you now, haha)!
But... that DD gave me the buying bug. I really want a macro lens The one thing I miss about my bridge camera
Skipping School for VideogamesHi there Ryceballs, its story time again. So come over and sit on papa Ry's lap, this will be fun. I'm gonna be talking about how I used to skip school to go home and play videogames, I used to do this a lot. Now before I begin I just gota say.... kids DO NOT skip school, get those grades cos you'll need them in the future! My grades at school were terrible, for good reasons too.. like this whole truanting deal for one. Im REALLY lucky that I am still alive today I swear. SO DON'T FOLLOW WHAT I DID, Im bad influence ok. Got that? GOODSkipping School for Videogames2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You know, the cool kids would skip school to bring their hot girlfriend home for some hardcore snogging. While kids like me would skip school, then go home to spend time rescuing Princess Zelda. My parents were really strict though, I was only allowed to play my 64 on the weekend and only an hour per weekday, I always wondered if they were actually Ganondorf's minions. Yo the princess needs to be saved wat r u doing?! What wins is that I liv
12 Month Premium Membership Giveaway CLOSEDDo no post anymore! I'm gonna announce the winner when I get onto my lappy sometime this weekend! c:12 Month Premium Membership Giveaway CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
strike>Because, y'know. Why not?
It can either go to you or one of your friends.
All you have to do is make a journal linking back to this journal, and post the link here.
On the.... 31st? I guess I'll post a winner.
:iconphappyblushplz: Alright, I'm gonna go doodle a bit more before ni ni time. Love you guys, play fair! <3
Also, only post from ONE Account, if you have say... A main and an adoptable account.
Alrighty, mwahs. Love you babus.<3
Hackers on dA [UPDATED]EDIT: DEVIANTART SEEMS TO HAVE BLOCKED THE SCRIPT NOW!Hackers on dA [UPDATED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These two people are also innocent people that got hacked, so no hate on them please ♥
Thank you everyone for warning people and keeping dA safe ♥
Recently, there's been a link circulating on deviantART that automatically deactivates your account. Somehow, the site was hacked into, and now if you visit :iconneomoti:, :iconPlushYumi: or :icongary-niger: profile and type in your username and password when it "logs you out", you're pretty much screwed.
The link itself does you no harm whatsoever, and you can browse the profile all you want, but when the artificial login screen appears, do not type in your personal information. This gives them access to your account, which will be deactivated, and it's simply bad news altogether.
Thank :iconkit: for the heads up. She let me know about the link, and I tracked it down to try it out for myself and gather some more information on it.
1200 POINTS GIVE AWAY !!! [CLOSED]1200 POINTS GIVE AWAY !!! [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
DECIDING THE WINNERS
TO ALL OF YOU WHO ARE WAITING FOR THE WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED, i want to tell that there were way too many people entered so it will take me some more time to decide who to give the points to ! I guess around end of the month i'll send the points to the winners ! Thanks to all the people who entered and good luck !
1200 give away !!
[ 3 of my works + commenting them ]
[+fav] this journal
and leave a comment in the journal with explaination why you should win the [Points]
Extra chance to win if you subscribe to: http://www.youtube.com/Ciillk
If you LIKE:
or follow: https://twitter.com/ThankYouBuddy
your chance to get the [Points] grows.
Also liking, sharing, tweeting stuff f
Cats! Cats! Cats! 05Cats! Cats! Cats! 0510 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Growin' up... by NB-Photo Gina in trance by pagan-live-style
The Art of Bird Watching by Scooby777 Getting Better With Age by TeaPhotography What is this??? by LuizaLazar
I WISH YOU ALL AT DA LOVE AND JOY by Tigles1Artistry Cathug 5 by ReVau For Poupine by Tigles1Artistry
kutten 2 by mizho
2+1 by Jasmina-S
Rage FacesTroll -Rage Faces3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Are You Fucking Kidding -
I See What You Did There -
FAIRY TAIL S2http://www.olweb.tv/tv-tokyoFAIRY TAIL S21 year ago in Personal More Like This
watching it live right now ^^
waiting for the subs on this website .
THAT NALU AT THE END OMFG ;(
AND THE NALU IN THE OPENING AND ENDING DFKSLDKFL <3
ME SHIP LIVES ON
Updates as of FebruaryTo be honest, there's nothing but job.Updates as of February1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a random drawing for the empty space instead:
400 Point Giveaway (COMPLETED)Hello Fellow Deviants!400 Point Giveaway (COMPLETED)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to do my 1st and hopefully continues point giveaway.
The way this will work.
#1) Please watch -- but only if you enjoy my work (not a requirement to practicpate in the draw) Its highly encouraged though but wont increase chances of winning cause that's a random draw.
#2) Fav this journal.. That is a requirement because I will use it to pool in the participants into a draw.
#3) Read the first 2 rules.
The countdown will work based on entries when we have 125 Favs to this journal that means 125 participants. Will start a 48 Hour Count Down to the Draw.. At 48 Hours.. Will close participation and update journal with everyone name and number! Everyone who is in the draw will be posted on here with a #.. There is no secret way to the numbers.. I'll just pull all the names and assign 1 - 2 - 3 etc..
After the names have been posted 2 Draws will be done using Random.Org. I will Screen Shot them so that people will see that this took place. At specific time and