A photo from RomaniaA photo from Romania2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just one for now. Hiking on peaks of Transylvania. I'm having a very rare internet access so my replies may be delayed- until I'm back to home.
Deviants in Need- New ProjectHey guys! So I've gotten a few notes from people lately about fellow artists who are going through rough times.Deviants in Need- New Project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As much as I would love to make a personal journal for each deviant who needs some help, I don't think that would be very effective and that would be A LOT of journals.
Soo...I am a starting a new project! If you look on my profile, you will see that I have installed a new widget entitled "Deviants in Need". This is a place where I can list all deviantARTISTS who are going through a rough time and could use some help.
I will list their icon and a link to their journal entry. Helping out is as easy as looking on this widget, and finding someone to help! You can leave an encouraging comment, spread the word, buy a commission- anything!
How to be added to the list:
-Send me a note with a link to your journal
-I will update the list in my spare time
It's that easy!
The first person I have added to this list could really u
#01 Constructively Comment in 5 Quick Steps!ProjectComment is a Group of many projects centred around comments, but, more importantly, constructive comments. Every week, one admin from ProjectComment will write an informative article on commenting that will hopefully be useful to you! Please help support us by the article and contribute your thoughts and opinions on the matter.#01 Constructively Comment in 5 Quick Steps!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This article will list five easy ways to make your comment constructive. What many people do not realise is that a constructive comment does not have to be as long or as indepth as a critique, and that you don't need to be an awesome commenter or an awesome artist to write a constructive comment. You probably won't have to spend more than 5-10 minutes writing a constructive comment, and it could still be helpful to the artist.
Here are the steps that you can take to make your comment more constructive:
State the things you like about the piece.
Try and state one thi
mineGrowing up was a bit of a depressing story in my case. We moved a lot, far too much for a kid that needed education. So in the end I spent quite a few years in the care of people who cared little.mine7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I learned a few things there that still haunt me. Like that there are no personal belongings. Anything physical, anything that had some kind of form you can grasp, can be taken away. And will be taken away. All it needed was a neighbor kid who pointed at one of my toys, telling my aunt it's theirs. And then it was theirs.
So, I learned early not to cling to materialistic possessions.
Years after having been able to leave that place, I still think the same way. Some patterns can't be deleted once they are not needed anymore. There are not many things in my home I couldn't replace easily. Some items would be missed more, some less. But all can be replaced without getting more of a reaction out of me but a "eh, happens."
Just not my ideas. The world in my head is mine and mine alone.
I said in a
Amazing Artworks!!I haven't done a recent faves feature in forever! Anyway, here are some of my recent favorites from dA. I think these works are awesome!Amazing Artworks!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sarah II by Eman333 comm: paint by littleulvar In A Dream by miresalaj POrtret PRactise # by vagab0nda Watermelon by kir-tat Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf by ThanasisTzortzis
DD Suggestion GuidelinesUPDATE > I am no longer accepting DD suggestions, please send them to current CV's > :faq18:DD Suggestion Guidelines2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As one of the current CV's assigned for Traditional Art Galleries, I am taking Daily Deviation suggestions - I can only feature artworks within Traditional Art categories.
How to suggest
- Send me a note with "DD suggestion" as a subject
- In the note, include a thumbnail of the work you are suggesting
- I encourage you to write a brief description of why you think this piece should be featured, but it's not obligatory
- If you wish to remain anonymous as a suggester, please let me know ahead of time
Personal process of going through my suggestions
- Before suggesting, make sure the artist hasn't already received a Daily Deviation within the past 6 months.
- You don't need to suggest more than one piece, I will always look at the entire
Portrait Drawing Class- now open!Thank you for all those who have already joined. The class is finally open! I hope you all enjoy and can learn some new things.Portrait Drawing Class- now open!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you would still like to sign up, please do! The link is below. As the class is self paced, you can sign up whenever is most convenient for you. : )
Looking forward to seeing some art in the Student Gallery!
Link to class--> Start Drawing: Techniques for Pencil Portraits
Seven years ago when I was struggling to learn portraiture, I remember saying to my mom, "When I "get" this, I'm going to teach everyone how to do it!" So here we are, seven years later and I'm ready to share the knowledge I've discovered.
After years of studying with professional portrait artists, lots of reading about how to draw the face, and by studying the works of master artists like Sargent, Bouguereau, Vanderpoel, and Loomis I'm ready to share the most helpful information I
Angels ART FeatureAngel representing...Angels ART Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Do you believe in angels?
White or black, angels are.
Heavenly Temptation by RazielMB
The Cold Night by IgnisFatuusII
Dark Wings Of Tragedy by Dani-Owergoor
- Origin - by blaithiel
God of heaven by Wesley-Souza
Teach Me To Fly by Saphica8
From Heaven to Earth... by RazielMB
'Till the end of Times by BlackHeresy
Secret Santa Sign-Ups CLOSEDPairings to come shortly!Secret Santa Sign-Ups CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT YES AGAIN. For you MEGA stragglers! You have a few hours until we close the sign-ups! Or whenever I find Amadoodles so we can get this party started. Or whatever. So YES LAST CHANCE 8)
OH MY GOD IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN.
LET'S. THE HECK. GO.
SO THIS YEAR I will be teaming up with my love :iconamadoodles: to run the Secret Santa! This means that you'll have twice the firm handness and twice the efficiency and twice the sexiness. TWICE OF IT.
SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, READ THE RULES BELOW. Some things have changed since last year, so pay close attention!
HERE ARE THE DATES before I begin
Sign-ups end NOVEMBER 15th
Please don't submit any of your entries before DECEMBER 1ST. It'll be more festive that way!
Entries are due by DECEMBER 25TH
Texturized Feature IIIThis is a selection of what you did (using my textures) in 1 week.Texturized Feature III1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There are far more entries than that. If i missed you, you may be in the next feature.
Now let's take a look at these works!
Pearl and love, are always at the bottom of sea by Bojan1558
Desperate by coby01Backgound by ClaudiaCWRose-Cross by carlosmaximusSave Me From the Dark by Miss-deviantE
Burning Memories by jangiyodhaTwo Steps From Hell by Teddy-CubeSmokin' gun by J-u-d-a-sAT: Mr. China by MoonstalkerWerewolf
Sew-Leigh by mippieArtDanse des 7 voiles by Yaazzooo
Orion VI by KRYPT06Claimed ~ Soul Marks Series by ThePixEu sou a luz das estrelas by carlosmaximusDesolate by feainne
LOVE TAMES.. by chryssalisStars are blind by AutumnCzun
''I would like to draw like you.''Or paint. Or sculpt. Or sew.''I would like to draw like you.''2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The point is that how many, many times that phrase appears, in some form, im many, many artist's comments. Times after times. And well why not, it's a compliment.
People like different styles, no one can be master in everything. This why we like to look around and admire how other people do something. We admit it because we can't do it exactly the same.
The problem is if a person starts looking around too much, and finally becomes completely blind for their own style, and in worst case, quits art. Comparing self to others and trying to be EXACTLY like them is something that basically just kills something, be it your developing style, nerves or self-confidence.
What I noticed a while ago when I was "surfing" in dA. I went through random people's pages, looking at their faves and picking interesting looking ones, and thus going a next page. Popularity (or namely pageviews as little as they can be called measurement of popularity) went up, until there was a pe
Monthly Themes - August winner and Closing Update-I really wanted to do this with Cavitto as well, so we will likely have similar themes and prizes to make it easier for my brain I've copy-pasted the rules etc over here from there so let me know if I missed something!Monthly Themes - August winner and Closing Update-1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hello all! A while ago I had a poll up asking some questions and getting some amazing feedback on things we could do as a group and Monthly Themes was one of the suggestions! I thought it was a great suggestion and so we're going to go ahead and give it a shot this year to see how it goes. If you have questions, please ask!
I'm going to try and use this same journal for all 12 months of the year, but if it starts getting too messy or long I may split it up. The current month will always be at the top of the list. So if we're in April, it will read April, THEN January and Feburary. When the month is complete, it will be moved to its proper place in the year and the current month will take its place.
These will apply to EVERY month.
New BeginningsThundering hooves made the ground shake. Shining portals flickered and shone brightly in the twilight, blue light cascading from the arch of pure power. What lay beyond was obscured by the shimmering light, leaving the horses to trust that when they leapt through, their hooves would touch ground on the other side. The Nordanners were beautiful, strong, and powerful—confident even as the earth threatened to fall away. They leapt through the portal one by one…and vanished. All the world was silent for a brief and terrible moment.New Beginnings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Everything crumbled. If an entire world could scream out in defiance, this one did. Then it was gone.
When the announcement had been made that the magic holding their beloved world afloat in the universe had become unstable, it had been simply unbelievable at first. But it was a simple fact: Change was coming, whether they liked it or not. Some of the residents wanted to move to a new land and simply take the name Skagenrak with them. Others wanted
Free Art Giveaway! - WINNEREDIT: Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway! I am surpirsed that a total of 77 took part in this! The winner was picked randomlyy.Free Art Giveaway! - WINNER2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Winner is Foxesu! Congratulations!
The price will be a Fullbody drawing with simple bg.
Be the one to win a free drawing from me, by participating in my free art giveaway!
This is my way of thanking you guys for 1,500 watchers c:
And just to make it more interesting, the prize will vary, depending on the number of participants!
And most importantly, everyone can win!
The prize will change as follows:
1 - 20 participants: Coloured Headshot Sketch - http://fav.me/d6ixpfl
20 and above: Coloured Fullbody Sketch - http://fav.me/d5c0x2d
30 and above: Flatcoloured Lineart (or Chibi) - http://fav.me/d6kami8 // http://fav.me/d6fvt4o
40 and above: Headschot with simple BG - http://fav.me/d6m08i5
70 and above: Fullbody with simple BG - http:
Digitally Delicious: April 10thRide it! by BrosaDigitally Delicious: April 10th1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Her by Apostolon-IAM
Alchemist Guy by RobotDelEspacio
egipska noc by bubug
Dancer by ArtofOkan
Vibrant River by Andybaileyart
Beautiful In White 21 by Amro0
Declan O'Dwyer by CBedford
Black is the Ace by Altalamatox
Thelxiepeia by Hollllow
sketch(Rocket for a poet) by Sylar113
Pumchan and company by PitiYindee
Sky Valkyrie by naturaljuice Sky Valkyrie by naturaljuice
Nolavon - commission by Lilaccu Nolavon - commission by Lilaccu
false gods protector by kir-tat false gods protector by kir-tat
psychoactive by uprising93 psychoactive by uprising93
Sunlight by IACG Sunlight by IACG
Red Dragon by gonzalokenny Red Dragon by gonzalokenny
Helios by yuchenghong
My first time-lapse projectFinally i could do all the processing and work and here is my first time-lapse video of Aurora. All material was recorded in Jyväskylä - Finland which is actually not the best place for aurora watch. Still i could make enough collection for a full 8 minutes video. First scene is from March 2013 which was my first aurora watch ever. The rest are recorded between august and november 2013. Soon i will be back with another time-lapse of sunset and sunrises mostly.My first time-lapse project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you like the video. Have a great weekend, may the light be with you!
Inspiring Art...... big feature of what caught my attention lately.Inspiring Art...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Not a morning Guy by sekhmet-neseret Ozzie by PuppiePie 072413 by kristianna11
Latin Feel by crow911 Elephant by Arkus83 big boy by Zaratra
Lipstick by PURErube Yes Darl ling? by Pale-Recluse bird25 by markotapio
Nawak Nature Wallpaper by Pierre-Lagarde
Changes by John-Peter
Leaf Fall: Castle Kennedy by Coigach The One by Arkus83 Die gruene Physalis by feigenfrucht News from the drosea by OK-Photography
lichen by MartinAmm Fibonacci by Caszs Autumn arrives. by MauiMelle
Inner Orchid by NaturesTouch W A T E R L I L L Y by Krissey In the Midst of Chaos by WishmasterAlchemist Snowdrop II by Microsmos
spring beauty queen by ildiko-neer purple sway by miss-gardener The Sun King by PassionAndTheCamera
Breed Member RulesRead them. Know them. Love them.Breed Member Rules2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There has been an important update to the Registration rules. From now on, we will officially enforce a 15 day deadline + 5 day grace period for foal designs.
This breed is not free to create. Only Cloudrunner64 and associates are permitted to create new Cavitto discoveries.
Being a member is fine, but you cannot submit anything but Cavitto-related art.
The ONLY way to get a Cavitto is through import auctions/sales, or through breeding.
If you are not a member of the group, you are NOT allowed to own a Cavitto.
You are required to register your Cavitto with the group by drawing a reference within 30 days from the day you recieved him/her and submitting that reference to the group. Wait for approval; once your reference has been accepted to the group your Cavitto is officially registered!
Tell me a dragon *drawing challenge* 24 hours leftToday I have a challenge for you, my dear watchers!Tell me a dragon *drawing challenge* 24 hours left1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Draw a dragon inspired by one of these sea creatures and the one I like best I'll reward with a dragon drawing of my own!
You can use any medium you want, just have fun and draw an interesting dragon.
I'll have another challenge for you in two weeks if this one goes well.
(That means you have two weeks for this drawing)
Post a link or thumbnail of your work in a comment.
And this is for inspiration:
Wow! there are many great entries, I'm so happy that you took interest in my challenge <3 <3
*UPDATE: I'll pick the winner tomorrow evening (about 24 hours from now) so there is still time to finish up your drawings! *
by :icondaydreamhigh: by :iconKaliaen: by :iconSkoomArt:
Interested in Volunteering?InternationalFAQ is looking for more translators, as well as proof-readers for existing translations! We require fluent English and target language skills for both tasks.Interested in Volunteering?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please note: We will allow a maximum of five translators for one language at any one time. We will accept proofreaders only if there is one translator for a language. If there is more than one translator for a language, the proofreader will be offered the role of translator. You can see an up-to-date list of our translators here.
As a translator, your task would be to translate deviantART FAQs to your target language(s). To become a translator for #InternationalFAQ, your comprehension of English has to be fluent. Remember, we are volunteering to help other users who may not understand English - and thus the FAQs - so our translations need to be as accurate as possible in order for those in need of help
PE: Presenting Your Traditional Artworks, Part 2Traditional Art WeekPE: Presenting Your Traditional Artworks, Part 24 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is the second part of a basic guide how to make your traditional artworks look appealing when presenting them in the Internet. This is not about changing or manipulating your traditional artwork to something is not originally, but helping you to make it look as good on a screen as it is in real life.
The Part 1 introduced some scanning and shooting tips;
This Part 2 advices how to edit the scanned/photographed artworks.
This guide is meant especially for beginning artists but maybe also more advanced artists can find something new to think about – or maybe you can share your best tips in the comment area of this article!
EDITING YOUR DIGITIZED PICTURES
For editing your scanned or photographed picture you need a software to do that (or you can use the adjustment tools your scanner offers, see Part 1 for those). Adobe Photoshop is a co
Thursday: Writing Mad Libs!Happy Thursday, beautiful deviants!Thursday: Writing Mad Libs!1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
I hope your week was filled with magic after participating in last Thursday's Fairy Tales Contest! It was awesome to see what all of your favorite stories are, and to see visualizations of them too! I read all of the stories you guys mentioned in the comments, and subsequently feel a lot smarter.
Here are your winners!
Congratulations! You'll be contacted about your prizes within 2