XXXX Giveaway Closed XXXXXXXXX Giveaway Closed XXXXX2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I think now's a great time to start the giveaways back up again- first with small ones, but building up to bigger and better ones in the future! It's always fun to give back to the people who gave me so much..
Welcome to the first in a series of weekly giveaways by Kiwikku / Moomin-Man
These giveaways are FREE to join and require no points to enter!- lotteries are not allowed on dA.
So without further ado, here's how YOU can enter and win!
This journal- This generates a list I can choose the winner from.
Be a watcher. (Ignore if already watching) - Do this so you'll be the first to know about new giveaways, contests and art features, and become eligible to earn points!
Invite a friend to the giveaway! Comment below with the name of a friend- use the :dev: or :icon: codes. Then, when you win a prize they win too! It's a
A Few Personal Tips on Becoming a better ArtistSo yeah i've been thinking about trying to write some personal tips on how to become a better artist for abit now.A Few Personal Tips on Becoming a better Artist10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Being sincere, i still believe i have along way to go to reach and also am not eligible to give such tips, but thought that it might clarify a few things for myself first and help others out there as well
And mostly these tips are for fine arts in general and a few types of illustrations.
1 - TAKE RISK: cannot express how important it is, if i can summarize all the tips in one, it would be that one. Think about it, you play all your life safe, you do what you are customed to do, you live in the same repeating cycle. and when it comes to art, we usually do the same thing. We do what we are good at, so if we are good at drawing realism we stick to it. Taking risks is a major MAJOR step in becoming a better artist, in taking risks you'll discover new things, you;'' surprise yourself, you'll understand better the medium and its capacity.
5 Tips for Smartphone PhotographyThey're getting more and more popular, so what is the best way of utilising the camera on your Smartphone to ensure you get the best results possible? This article shares some fantastic tips that offer a few guidelines for capturing good images with your phone. If you've got a top tip that you think is useful please share it in the comments as well - this list is by no means finished!5 Tips for Smartphone Photography1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
1) Clean Your Lens!
Unlike 'Proper' cameras, we're not overly precious about our smartphones. They go in and out of pockets and get left on all sorts of surfaces a lot of the time. Depending on the phone you have, you may be pressing your fingers into the lens whilst making a call without even realising it. So to get the best results, ensure your lens is cleaned regularly.
As with all photographs, composition is key. However you don't get much in the way of editing allowance after you've taken a photograph on your phone. You can chang
PE: deviantART related Gallery - Part 2[Galleries Month]PE: deviantART related Gallery - Part 21 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The deviantART related gallery is one that isn't limited to a certain style or medium. Any kind of art that can be found in a specific gallery, can also be found here. This explain the great diversity among this gallery, but also makes it difficult to explain what dAr is with one sentence. Beside that dAr comes with a few unique galleries that offer artworks to customize your experience within deviantART. It's a community based gallery.
These two articles Part 1 & Part 2 give you an overview of the single categories where you can find and submit deviantART related art to.
deviantART Skins & Scripts
Browser Scripts and Extensions [go to gallery]
Browser Scripts that add new functions or modifies existing functions to change your deviantART e
Tips: How to edit your page with and without a PM!Hello everyone! Ricky Alaniz here again with another guide on how to edit your page with one basic CSS code (for premium members) and even suggestions on how edit your page if you don't have a premium membership! I'm known a bit better around these parts as chromeantennae and this journal guide can also be called "how to fancify your page for dummies!"Tips: How to edit your page with and without a PM!6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Haha, but seriously, I have a quick story for you before I start with the tutorial. And it's all about how wretched my first time editing my page was when I decided to finally change my page. My good friend and practically-sis, Medoriko (Goon Squad shoutout!) changed her page a few days before and that was what ultimately inspired me to change my own page. I searched high and low for guides on dA and didn't really find anything simple enough for me, so I eventually went to Nadia for help. She sent me the code she used for her page and I was finally able to get it started, but even then. I still had a couple of troubles and even wo
Did You Know - Manage DeviationsManage DeviationsDid You Know - Manage Deviations1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Especially when you have quite a lot of artworks in your gallery, it can become tricky to manage your deviations and to sort through them.
That's why we have the manage deviations page. You can either access it via the direct link or by choosing "Manage Deviations" from the Submit Menu.
On that page you have listed your deviations & journals. The overview will give you the name, the category it was submitted to, the publishing date and it also lists your sharing options and if critiques and comments are enabled or disabled.
When hovering over your deviation title, you will also get a little preview of that deviation. This helps to know what deviation you are going to edit, when you can't remember what title goes with what deviation.
PE: How to Draw Anime ClothesPE: How to Draw Anime Clothes7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Whilst these ideas are not unique or special to anime and can be used in other styles, the focus of this article will be the anime style. Clothing is a diverse topic that has a lot of shared principals that can be used.
The fibres that are used to make up a fabric sample are diverse and can be used to make a number of different fabric types. Using a simple search for a type of fabric yields hundreds of images that give you an idea on how it bends and folds and flows.
Take for example these sample top materials:
Mix of polyester and cotton, leather, silk, cotton, polyester-cotton, polyester spray jacket.
They all have different fold patterns and interact with the light source differently. The leather, silk and spray jacket are quite shiny on their ridges.
The hoodie and t-shirt have less rigid folds, whilst the cotton shirt has sharp angles.
How to write an article for Project EducateProject EducateHow to write an article for Project Educate1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to a step-by-step tutorial addressing how you should be writing your article for projecteducate! Please read carefully through this article, and closely observe each screenshot so that you can have a good understanding on how to proceed as you publish what might be the first of many PE articles!
Step 1: You're on DeviantArt, possibly wondering what "sta.sh" is and where you can find it.
Step 2: Hover over that big "Submit" button, and you'll find a few drop-down options. One of them is sta.sh! Click on it.
Step 3: You've clicked on sta.sh, and now you're seeing this page. As you can see, there are many options. The one you're looking for is "Compose in StashWriter"
Step 4: You've clicked on "Compose in StashWriter" and now you're seeing this page. This is where you write your article!
Did You Know - BlockingBlockingDid You Know - Blocking1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
While many people tend to report other deviants they don't get along with or they feel harassed by to the HelpDesk right away, your first action should always be blocking.
Whatever reason you have to report someone, by blocking you avoid any further communication with certain deviants.
This action is immediate, as you don't have to wait for any staff member to take action and you can just enjoy your dA experience without that blocked deviant.
Personal reasons like disagreeing on a topic, not liking someone or similar won't end with a ban of that other deviant.
Contacting the HelpDesk just adds to the queue of tickets unnecessarily and makes it more time consuming to focus on important reports.
Only in case of serious harassment you should contact the HelpDesk.
If you are blocking someone it's an action in both directions. That means that not only the other person gets blocked from you, but you are automatically blocked for them as well.
A Guide to TutorialsStock & ResourcesA Guide to Tutorials11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So, you want to make an awesome tutorial for your friends, and anybody else who might be interested in your style/techniques/skills/programming/designing ...
There are some essentials you are going to want to keep in mind when you make your tutorial.
Its not just a bunch of text and some pictures (OK it is, but theres more you could do! )
Its not just a few quick tips or pointers for a friend who asked you for some more details (OK it is, but its more than that! )
Its not just some work in progress screenshots/photos of your next big project (OK it is, but its SO MUCH more than that!!)
Don't forget, great design IS ART!
DeviantART is predominantly an English language website. However, DeviantART is a global community, so not everyone can read English fluently. Make sure your use of language i
Fan Fiction Has a New HomeLiterature > Fan FictionFan Fiction Has a New Home1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As many of you have noticed, the Literature gallery gets a huge influx of fan fiction submissions. We're hoping that by having Fan Fiction under the Literature umbrella, the number of miscats in the overall gallery will drop. And, for those of us who frequent both galleries, it'll simplify submitting and finding work.
Of course, we can't cut down on miscats without your help! Please spread the word by favoriting and sharing this journal, and by moving any of your own submissions as appropriate.
Not sure whether your submission counts as fan fiction? :faq572:
(Note that gallery updates for both Literature and Fan Fiction is in the works. Please continue to use the category that best fits your work.)
You're welcome to bring your concerns to us at any time!
Literature CVs: inknalcohol , IrrevocableFate , neurotype , ShadowedAcolyte (CRLiterature)
Fan Fiction CV: SingingFlame
So You Want to Self-Publish?So You Want to Self-Publish?3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
So you want to self publish, and you're not quite sure what you're about to get into. Or, perhaps you do, but you're not sure where to begin researching the things you need to know. If either describes you, then this document is for you. Self-publishing is easy with merrak!
My aim is to produce a fairly comprehensive list of considerations. Like a Wikipedia article, it's meant to be a place to begin research, not a one-stop guide.
First, an important note. I'm a mathematician, not a publisher. Publishing is a hobby of mine. It's a hobby I take seriously, and as such, I've done the best research I can do. But I make my living teaching people how to put two and two together, and not helping them publish stories about funny things their cats do. Hence, this is a living document. Feel free to share your own thoughts and experiences. In fact, please do! Although I have things to share, I'm here to learn.
Now, let's begin!
First and foremost, let's crash th
PE: Anime/Manga - Digital ArtGallery MonthPE: Anime/Manga - Digital Art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello everyone! Welcome to the Anime & Manga half of this week!
Today Gwendolyn12 and me are going to explain the different categories of the Anime & Manga Gallery.
Since this Gallery has 2 different main categories the Gallery Overview is split in 2 articles.
In my article I will explain you our Digital Media category including the sub-categories. The Traditional Media category will be explained later by Gwendolyn12!
What is Anime & Manga?
Anime is based of the word Animation. These are Japanese animated productions usually featuring hand-drawn or computer animations. When you talk about an Animation in Manga style. That's Anime.
But what is Manga? With Manga you mainly mean a comic book created in Japan. But this word is used for regula
Creative people (comic con talk I did)(some of this you may have read in my other journals too. This was my talk at the ICE comic con last weekend.)Creative people (comic con talk I did)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
To be creative is a way of thinking. When you observe what’s around you, what are the things you pick up and store in your memory?
(Only look at this image for a few seconds and then scroll it out of the frame)
This was an image of the 2013 World photography awards.
I’ve just shown it to you for about 10 seconds. What do you still remember from it?
The pigeons that fly around? The fact that these pigeons were white? The notion of all the Blue in the image , so well in the building as in the clothing of the women. Or did you remember the two kids that seem to be the cause of the birds fleeing the scene.
Someone with an interest towards architecture probably lingered his eyes at the building and recognized it’s style culture and perhaps knows of it’s build method. While someone with an interes
Introducing the Watch Feed and Status UpdatesIntroducing the Watch Feed and Status Updates 10 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Connecting you with your watchers.
The Watch Feed creates a sequential stream of activity from your watchlist, including deviations, Journals, Collections, Status Updates, Polls, Forum threads and Critiques. Status Updates let people share quick updates about what they’re working on or what inspires them. Find an awesome deviation? Share it in your Status Update.
As we designed our upcoming Mobile app, we understood the need to build something streamlined and direct to deliver what you want to watch. The Watch Feed was built for smartphones and tablets. While we love the robust tools available in the Message Center — and they’re not going away — the Message Center is not an environment that works well on mobile.
Connect With Your Watchers in New Ways
The Watch Feed and Status Updates
PE: Tips for Blending with MarkersArtists ToolboxPE: Tips for Blending with Markers3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This article is to give some handy tips and tricks for blending with alcohol based markers (Copic, Pantone, Tria, etc). The majority of the article is demonstrated using Copic markers, but the techniques used can be applied to the different marker types.
Marker papers come in many shapes and sizes. The common ones are:
Bleedproof / Bleedfree Marker Paper - 70 gsm paper which is thin and has a right side and a 'wrong' side, often comes in pads of 50 sheets and is quite cheap.
Manga Drawing Pad - 250gsm paper which is thick and textured, often comes in pads of 10-20 or as single sheets, can be expensive.
Japanese Manga Paper - thick, but smooth, more designed for inks and screentones, but can be used for colour pieces.
Previous tutorial on papers is available: Guide
* A Guide to Reporting Art Theft *I copied this from :iconthe-Nutkase:'s journal entry because I thought this was a really good guide on how to deal with art theft. I hope that it helps you guys too* A Guide to Reporting Art Theft *2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I've seen quite a few cases of art theft recently (involving both my work and other's), and I think it's about time I help out somehow.
So I made this small guide to dealing with art theft. If your art/your friend's art has been stolen, follow this guide and you'll settle matters quickly and easily.
Important point to consider
NEVER comment on the stolen artwork or the userpage of the art thief. More often than not, people comment saying things that are as harsh as possible and are completely inappropriate. Yes, 9 times out of 10 the "artist" is just a troll messing with people, but if you don't watch what you comment, you CAN be warned/reported for harassment. Keep that in mind.
The exception to this rule is if the stolen art is being sold somehow, of which a comment will discourage people from buy
The Powerful She-HulkChapter Zero: MetamorphosisThe Powerful She-Hulk2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Helayne Williams, a 26 year old African-American High School science teacher who was accidentally exposed with dangerous high levels of gamma radiation during a experimental test on plant growth. Lucky she survived and gain a special power to control her strength and body when ever wants. However when she pushes herself, angered or high hart rate,. Helayne suddenly turns into a green powerhouse Amazon called "The She-Hulk! "
Only two of her students know her true secret. John Lasseter who has a major crush on her snd Pam Cordina who works as her assistant after school. Both join Helayne's adventures to fight crime, evil and school work!
-- - - - - --
Summer break is just a few weeks away and both Helayne and Pam are cleaning up the lab after school hours.
Pam: All done cleaning up over here Miss. Williams.
She said after putting away the broom and dust pan.
Helayne: Great! I am almost done here. Thank you for staying Pam.
Pam: Not a problem
People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 14malaugusto'sPeople and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 143 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 14
People and Portraits
short story about Nothing by zenibyfajnie
street 2 by MartaSyrko
No More Words by IDiivil-Official
Fashion, Glamour and Pin-Up Special
Barbie by mariannaphotography
BLACK BIRD COCO III by simsalabima
Orchid by la-esmeralda
LADY.OOPS II by silent-order
my love has left by SabrinaCichy
melanie-- by matmoon
Medusa by idaniphotography
antropology II by LittleFlair
Give love. Write comments. Collect Favorites. Watch Artists. Make Art.
People and Portraits Gallery Moderator
A Brief Guide to IllustrationArt in the ProfessionsA Brief Guide to Illustration3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So, what is Illustration & what do Illustrators do?
Illustration is: commercial art! That means an illustrator is an artist who does work for money. They take on commissions and follow briefs set out by their clients to create a piece of work with a purpose.
Illustration is: storytelling! Book covers, movie posters, CD/DVD cover art, graphic novels, children & picture book illustrations, magazine & newspaper editorials, concept art, character design & storyboarding all fall into the category of illustration. Illustrative art is art with a narrative element, so a piece can either be one stand alone image or run as several in a cohesive set.
There are degrees in Illustration and while they may not teach you a great deal about art, you will learn how to work and conduct yourself in the industry. It’s not necessary to have one of these degrees to be an Illustrator; however, it can h
Did you know? - Suggesting DDsDD is short for Daily Deviation and is - like the name lets you presume - a daily feature of artworks from different the galleries.Did you know? - Suggesting DDs1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
DDs can be featured by Community Volunteers and Staff members.
While browsing it can happen that you come across deviations that you think should be featured as a DD, but how?
First of all you need to take a look at the gallery it was submitted to.
You can find this information in the description area, directly below the artwork itself.
With that category in mind, we are now heading over to communityrelations to take a look at this CV overview. It lists all volunteers and the gallery they take care of.
Beside the overview at communityrelations you can also find the same list at :faq18:
For our example we now need to search for the Photography CVs.
As you can see there are plenty of t
5 Expert Tips for a Stellar PortfolioThe greatest asset of an artist seeking work is an outstanding portfolio. I can think of no other industry in which skill level can trump a degree to such an extent. Self taught? No problem. Prove you know what you're doing and you're hired. But how do you know what to include in your portfolio? Is it really that big of a deal?5 Expert Tips for a Stellar Portfolio2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Portfolios are an illustrator's resume, and therefore ought to be handled with as much precision and editing—“proofreading” if you will. Wonky anatomy, like spelling errors, can push away prospective employers. Before you show your masterpieces to the world ask yourself if what you've chosen is the best representation of what you have to offer, and soak in these expert tips from illustrators Donald Wu, Neil Swaab, and Chris Oatley:
1. Pick Only Your Best Work
According to children's illustrator, Donald Wu, a “portfolio is only as good as its weakest piece.” Nothing in your portfolio should be less than good. Otherwise clients
Today's little random feature + how to critiqueThe prompt hasn't ended yet, people - you can still submit, the deadline's the end of this month. This is just a random feature with a lesson added for you members, and random deviants passing by this place.Today's little random feature + how to critique2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
First, a random feature of works collected over the duration of this group's inception from the featured, prose and poetry folders. So, let's go:
Note: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, or Leaving Las Vegas - doesn't matter really, just love this GIF...
To Grandfather by brokengod--veins :thumb412665128: ................ by prettyflour eight ways you've made me small by your-methamphetamine Drowning In Rose Petals by chromeantennae Two Poems by SeaPlume Max Patch Haiku by Gobba42 Drone Vibrato by brokengod--veins Imperfection by lifizzell Oak by HippieHebe The Glowing Child by orphicfiddler LXVII. W a v e s. by ArikaRinkishika Panopticon by Taralitha Floored Petals by GuinevereToGwen Curse the Drowned Wrecks by PursuingTheCerberus #014 Silence consumes me by Manouilidis Wishing Well by smallsincerities :thumb415527768: :thumb337525551: The Inspiration Mines by ThermadorianGrey View From a Chandelier by Figarro-Luv :thumb2128758
Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 64A2Matos'sAnimals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 642 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 64
Animals, Plants and Nature
Athene noctua - Little owl
misty winter day
This is my chestnut, you'll not steal my food!