Dreamy Theodor KittelsenAs I've previously promised, after the articles about Sulamith Wülfing and about John Bauer, the time comes for an article about Theodor Kittelsen.Dreamy Theodor Kittelsen2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
...Theodor Severin Kittelsen, being a great representant of the Golden Age of Illustration, is one of the countless artists who received more attention and appreciation a long time after their death. I don't say "proper attention", it's still far from it.
His depictions of Scandinavian folklore creatures are said to be equally cannon to the trolls portrayed by the definitely more famous John Bauer. But, unlike Bauer, Kittelsen didn't focus just around trolls (which are, you must admit that, most of Bauer's creations - although his sudden death at young age is
John Bauer and his trollsJohn Bauer's life was very short and very sad. Despite this, he left behind many illustrations that later became inspiration for loads of later artists, like Arthur Rackham, Sulamith Wülfing or Kay Nielsen. Would you like to read about him and about his trolls?John Bauer and his trolls2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
36 gloomy years
Born in 1882 in Jönköping, Sweden, he grew up with two brothers and a sister, Anna, who died very early, at the age of 13, which badly effected John and his brothers and left visible marks in their minds for the rest of their lives. Their father used to own a charcuterie and the apartment they lived in was located above the shop.
He started sketching very early in his childhood, although there is no formal date known. In 1898, when young Bauer was 16, he moved to Stockholm to study art and two years
hard cold advice from a fandom artistJust wanna share this awesome list that had been written by Euclase (http://euclase.tumblr.com, but the actual post already deleted) These are trully wonderful list of the truth^^, i kuddos u Euclase bb for your analysis n opinion coz some of them are ironically true:hard cold advice from a fandom artist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I love fanart. I think it's fun. I think it's a great way for someone to learn skills and build confidence in a relatively safe, amateur setting, but sometimes it's not sunshine and butterflies. Fanartists, because of the very visible yet niche nature of their work, are destined to encounter shitbags on the internet.
Since I've been sharing fan art online since 2002, I thought I'd type up some notes. This is just my experience/angle on things, so ymmv.
1. People will steal your art.
The difference between fanart and regular art is that it's recognizable by subject, and since you don't own the subject, everyone will assume they have the right to it. They'll put i
Golden Age of IllustrationGolden Age of Illustration2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When in the second half of the 19th century newspapers and illustrated books became popular and widespread thanks to improvements in printing technology, many artists found their base to spread their skills. The official time span of the Golden Age of Illustration is said to be from 1880s to 1920s, but it varied a little bit between Europe and America.
While European illustrators were influenced mostly by the Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau and Post-Impressionists (especially by Les Nabis, a group of Parisian artists), their American colleagues focused around Howard Pyle's Brandywine School of American Illustration in the Brandywine Valley.
Amongst the most popular artists of this time we find Arthur Rackham (UK), Howard Pyle (US), Ivan Bilibin (Russia), Theodor Kittelsen (Norway), Edmund Dulac (France), John Bauer (Sweden), Beatrix Potter (UK), N.C. Wyeth (US), Sulamith Wülfing (
Through Sulamith's EyesThrough Sulamith's Eyes2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I consider Sulamith Wülfing being one of my most beloved illustrators of all the time - ever since I found her works. What do I find especially exquisite in her pictures? The colours she used. The way she used to draw and paint hands and cloth. Generally.
Who was Sulamith Wülfing?
She was born in 1901 in Elberfeld, Rhine Province of the Kingdom of Prussia, as a child of Karl and Hedwig Wülfing. For her further existence and creativity, important was the fact that her parents were Theosophists (as wikipedia says: Theosophy refers to systems of esoteric philosophy concerning, or investigation seeking direct knowledge of, presumed mysteries of being and nature, particularly concerning the natur
Monsters BallHey creeps!Monsters Ball1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As most of you have already heard, things were patched up very nicely with China Glaze, and the new Halloween collection is now available in stores http://www.chinaglaze.com/products/index.php?coll=77
I've gotten a ton of e-mails from you guys saying you've spotted them in stores, and I'm really excited about it. Thanks again to everyone who viscously berated the company for using stolen artwork! They had no idea, of course, and the fellow who ripped me off was mysteriously never heard from again... Anyway! The black texture polish and the glow-in-the-dark are favs of mine, but if you're looking to do up your nails for Halloween, check out the new colors!
Thanks again everyone!
Ivan BilibinИван Яковлевич Билибин, or for those who can't read the cyrylic alphabet: Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin, was one of the most important illustrators and stage designers in Eastern Europe of the 20th century.Ivan Bilibin1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Education and inspirations
He was born on the 16th of August 1876 (it was Wednesday) in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Before he became a student of the great Ilya Repin, he studied at the Art School of Anton Ažbe in Munich in 1898, so you can see that he gathered quite a good art education.
From 1902 to 1904 he travelled around Russian North. He became fairly inspired by the folklore of these a
Elemental Contest (Contest Over)Elemental ContestElemental Contest (Contest Over)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The contest in now over. Thank you to all that joined!!! The results will be announced within the week, so stay tuned!
Check out the entries!!
Elemental Contest Entries
It is now time for our August contest. I'm excited to see what our members do with this!
NOTE: There will be no extension for any contest I host. If no one enters, that contest is voided. If only one person enters, that person wins a cancellation prize!
THEME: Create an entry that relates to the elements like fire, water, darkness, etc. Click here for inspiration: Elemental
MEDIAL All mediums allowed
START AND END DATES: Aug. 14- Oct. 14
--Must be a
Win 3-month Premium Raffle Time!Win 3-month Premium Raffle Time!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to the 2nd Edition of
Win a 3-month Premium Membership Time!
GO HERE TO FAV AND ENTER http://eindraa.deviantart.com/journal/Win-3-month-Premium-Raffle-Time-400116054
Ever once a month there will be one Premium Membership Giveaways and once a month Point giveaways and each will have a different creative rules every time.
In order to enter this contest, you must Fav this journal first.
Next, tell me who your favorite artist here in a comment and why they inspire you after you fav the journal
As usual, there will be 3 Winners to win a premium membership.
[Star!] The winners will be chosen from the Random Number Generator from the favs list.
Remember to [+fav] Fav the journal First before you enter. I will check.
Next Contest: October 1st
Prize: Points [Points]
[Holidays] Also check out the new project started re
Comic FiestaI will go to Comic Fiesta Malaysia this year.Comic Fiesta2 years ago in Personal More Like This
BOOTH NAME: Vipada & Reii
My goods is my illust book "Daydream", it has 80 pages in A4 size.
The price is RM 50.
I hope you like it.
Sorry for my poor english, I try to type by myself ;w;.
See you at the event, thank you.
(I will open mail order after I come back from Malaysia.)
Tarot - OC Contest!! CLOSED!!!Tarot - OC Contest!! CLOSED!!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
OK! So the contest is officially closed and I want to say that there won't be winners 'cause the entries are all too much beautiful and I can't choose...
Of course I'm kidding you... Let's be patient 'cause voting will be hard. VERY HARD, as all the entries are really amazing.... But no worries!!! The other judges and me will start our hard job immediately and we will announce the results as soon as possibile.
Please... Be patient because it will be VERY DIFFICULT for us. °__° I'd love to give a prize to every single entry... though this is not possible... T^T.
Let me thank you EVERYONE joined!!! Thank you guys. I love you. I appreciate so much the effort you put in your entries... making each of them unique.
It is awesome for me seeing my characters drawn by you all, through your creativity and your fantasy. I never expected so many beautiful entreis! THANK YOU. Really. I'm amazed. I'm so happy...
I love you guy
Design an outfit *Contest* WinnersWinners at the bottom!Design an outfit *Contest* Winners1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What time is it? Contest time~!
My Adventure Time OC, Galaxy Princess Capella, is quite the unique girl; infact, she has a countless number of outfits! Her hair can grow as long as she wants it to be, or as short as she wants it to be and can change the color of the galaxy her hair is. The thing is, she wants some new outfits. So, this is where the contest comes in!
Design an outfit, or outfits, for her! This is her official ref and here is a folder of every picture I've pretty much drawn of her. c: http://maiskittlez.deviantart.com/gallery/45027925
Her outfit can be anything, and you can also include a new crown design. The outfit can be anything ranging from pajamas, formal dresses/clothes, or just regular every day clothes. Art skill won't matter, just the actual design of the outfit!
It does not need to have galaxy in it by the way.
Also, a reminder that the casual look should be unique and not just a shirt and pants with galaxy print on it.
Halloween Contest! RESULTS UP The results are up!Halloween Contest! RESULTS UP1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hello lovelies~ I'm holding a Halloween themed contest, and I hope you guys enjoy it! ♥
1. You have to draw one (Or more) of the characters listed below.
2. Your entry has to be Halloween themed! But I think this goes without saying.~
3. You can enter as many times as you'd like; but you can only win once.
4. Please favorite this journal if you plan on entering!
$30 Or 12 months premium membership
Full body from ArielTheSeaGoddess
chibi & 10 points from AvocadoPolymath
80 points & a llama from mzrz
A full piece (Halloween themed) & a llama from Mouyra
30 points from EnyasMusicBox
Waist up from ArielTheSeaGoddess
Full body sketch & a llama from Mouyra
Waist up Lineart from :
Active Animals Contest: CLOSED UPDATE CLOSED. Judging will commence shortly.Active Animals Contest: CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE LAST CHANCE TO ENTER. Will be closed tomorrow.
UPDATE Contest extended until January 15th.
UPDATE I would love to see more entries guys, the contest prizes are pretty awesome.
UPDATE Thank you all for your generous donations!
UPDATE Many new prizes have been added!
Hi all! So the polls have shown that the new theme will be active animals for the contest at ArtisticAnimals! I am very excited for this theme. I had a few more good suggestions for a theme, which all seemed to revolve around water, so that will probably be our next contest Anyways, onto the current contest.
Active Animals. I want to see works which have animals moving in an obvious way. Some examples would be jumping, running, flying, fighting, playing, etc.
Contest starts now an
Tokyo bluesEXTREME STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - VTokyo blues1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Are there places were street photography is impossible? Are there countries easier than others, or harder than others? How is it street shooting like in exotic places, or places you never visited, places that are completely different from what you are used to? I asked a few street photographers around the world to share with us their experiences.
This article was written for us by Lukasz Kazimierz aka :iconburningmonk:
Japan is a fascinating country with an unusual mix of the traditional and modern. It's a magical place filled with anime, cosplayers, samurai, sushi, and all the strangest things imaginable. Wrong! Well, not really, but this is just the cliché, outer covering. When newcomers just scratch the surface of this country, this cliché is all they find. But, in reality, Japan is a place like any other: full of human beings who have normal lives with all their little dr
CONTEST CANCELLEDI'm terribly sorry to have to be saying this, but due to some unforeseen conflict between me and my friend this contest will have to be cancelled. I apologize for the suddenness of all of this, especially to those of you who have already completed your entries! I wish there was some way I could compensate you for the work you've done and I wish the contest didn't have to end, but at this point in time I think it's the best thing that can be done.CONTEST CANCELLED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all so much for your interest and I sincerely hope you'll show interest next time (if there is a next time) I have a contest like this.
Feel free to note me with any questions or concerns you have and I'll try to answer them to the best of my ability. Thank you all again!
DRAW MY OC CONTEST! Money prizes! + 20$ RaffleDRAW MY OC CONTEST! Money prizes! + 20$ Raffle10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Kachi's "Draw my OCs" Contest
Hello everyone ! I've decided to hold a new contest! I hope I'll get many great entries ! Here are the prizes you might win :
1st place : 65$
2nd place : 50$
3rd place, which will be chosen randomly with a number generator : 20$
If you win and don't have a PayPal we'll figure
something out for you, don't worry
But what do you have to do ? Simple :
Just draw or craft or etc one of my OCs!
You can choose between 4 of my characters :
For other animals artists http://www.furaffinity.net/view/12553915/ & http://www.furaffinity.net/view/12553900/
You can make these two interact, but not with the ponies. You can turn them into anthros (Kachi as an anthro : http://www.furaffinity.net/full/12696326
Raffle Winners Welcome to the 2nd Edition ofRaffle Winners1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Win a 3-month Premium Membership Time!
Ever once a month there will be one Premium Membership Giveaways and once a month Point giveaways and each will have a different creative rules every time.
The winners will be chosen from the Random Number Generator from the favs list.
Sorry the results were delayed until today! >^<.
I had college....
Don't be sad if you did't win. There are many opportunities to wi
Coloring Contest!Coloring Contest!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
to celebrate the debut of my first coloring book, "coloring with your octopus" published by baby tattoo books i am hosting a contest here on deviant art. the grand prize is a signed copy of my coloring book with an original hand colored image by me inside! the rules are simple: just download any of these hires images, (you can either print them out or color them digitally) when you are done, upload your work and be sure to add the tags, #briankesinger and #ottoandvictoria. please do not remove any of the text or copyright information from the page and most importantly have fun. to give people a fair chance, there will be three age group categories and a winner from each category age 3-12, age 13-17 and 18+
the deadline for entries is august 18th, i can't wait to see what you all come up with!
Win $40 or 3,200 points (closed)Edit 1: (New character added (Rbui).)Win $40 or 3,200 points (closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Edit 2: (Date extension until June 15th.)
So I did this contest last year and it was so successful that I just had to do it again. Though I have bumped the winning prize up a bit to $40 this time or 3,200 . and I understand that people usually have time frame issues, so that is why this contest will not end until June 15th.
What you have to do
Just like last year all you simply need to draw one or more of my OCs and submit it here on DA, unless breaks DA rules, then you must submit it somewhere else and send me the link or just send me the file via note. I will be making a little list below here with a reference image and a description of each of the characters below.
- To enter this contest you must write a journal advertising it and then send me the link. This way word c
Contest! Could Win over 500$[EDIT]: My other account is :iconhyperion-inc: so make sure to comment with your entries their so I can fave them!!!!Contest! Could Win over 500$8 months ago in Personal More Like This
[EDIT 2]: I've decided to only raise the price if I get 60 or more entries, so spread this around! Go spread!
Alright, so how would all of you like to make possibly 500$? I shall re post this here so you all can see!
I've been lacking that one special character for a while. A character that will be my new baby, so I'm holding a contest for you all to design me a few! I will have five 'contests' with guidelines.
Now for the first one:
They can be human, pony, anthro, animal, or any kind of cross.
Male or Female, not picky.
This one is kinda the one ware i don't have that many rules, i'm not being to specific with this one.
First place- 95$ or 250$ when goal is reached or Point equivalent or Any kind of other payment method
Second place- 67$ or 135$ wh
[CLOSED- Winner] RAFFLE 04 - Win a FREE COMMISSIONThanks to everyone for participating ;v;[CLOSED- Winner] RAFFLE 04 - Win a FREE COMMISSION1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The winner is... >v< :iconOhSquishy: TvT Congratulatioooons ;v;
see you in the next raffle ;v; thanks >v<
feel free to remove from your favourite this journal if you want ;v;
Due the upcoming of holidays may I'll not be able to do it so I decided to do it now ;v; a little raffle to thank you all for the support ;; <3
This time I change the raffle prize ;v;
You can win a commission like the one above ;v; click the deviation to read everything you'll win in this type of commission ( 6 drawing in one page *v* <3 )
Hope you like it >v<
Thanks again ;; I love you :blo
Asterion Design Contest (Win 1 year Premium!)Hello guysAsterion Design Contest (Win 1 year Premium!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: Deadline was set to 4.2.2012!!! So you guys have more time for submitting your pieces. I will do a new seperated Journal with the participants soon. Too a new prize was added to the listn + featuring is only optional if you want to enter.
I would also like when you fav this journal only if you are thinking about entering. Its confusing for me and a work to run to all who fav and dont comment to ask them if they want or not~ :icononistressplz:
Since the poll has a quite good result and i got enough prices i decided to open the Contest for real.
... Introducing the Design Contest of the Seven!
Illuria is the only Land with a high ranged Civilisation. Because of their skills with magic - the power of the gods - they are used to have a nice, sweet live in peace. Magic is not a real weapon, more then a tool for the daily work, or for building the most impressive buildings, inventions and even streetlamps by using glowing crystals.
No country witho
Holiday Times Contest + (Updated: January 4th)Holiday Times Contest + (Updated: January 4th)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ermahgurd guys!! December is approaching us and you all know what that means! The holiday awesomeness xD
Deadline is tomorrow!
The theme is Christmas!
So heres what you gotta do!
Decide of a OC to be used in you entry! This can be your OC or someone elses (As long as you have permission!!)
Draw your OC in such a way to show the theme! Christmas themed background,wintry setting, santa hats, comfy sweaters, candy canes! All the things that come to you when you think of the holiday season!~
Your drawing must represent some form of Winter or Christmas feelings (Christmas decorations, snowmen, warm clothes, cold colors, warm colors, etc.)
The Deadline will be Janu