An Introduction To Fine MetalworkingCommunity WeekAn Introduction To Fine Metalworking1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Co-written by melzika!
Fine metalworking is most often considered a medium for jewelry making, although it can be used for other works as well. Many artists have made wall pieces, sculptures, reliquaries, vessels, and other less traditional works with metals. Fine metal is a very versatile and exciting medium that challenges the artist to create beautiful works of art from something that, at first glance, might seem very hard, rigid and unforgiving. Fortunately crafters have been working with metals throughout history, and contemporary artists can still rely on the techniques of those pioneers to see metals in a new light - as soft, malleable and functional.
This article will introduce you to some of these basic metalworking techniques. This is in no way meant as a tutorial, and reading this article won’t qualify you to begin working immediately in metals. There are a lot of safety precautions involved in working wit
Commercial Use UpdateSince I get many questions about commercial use and not always manage to answer in time I decided make things easier and post and addition to my stock rules.Commercial Use Update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This new structure comes into effect from Saturday, 20th of October 2012.
All that has been discussed up to this date is not applicable to these conditions.
Commercial products you can use my stock images for:
-Merchandise such as t-shirts, mugs, puzzles and such.
General stock rules:
Credit me as model\photographer, provide a link to my page www.kuoma-stock.deviantart.com. I know it is not always possible to post a link in this case I want that you mention my name Janna Prosvirina as model\stock provider
Let me know about the project and send information about it via DA Note or to my e-mail email@example.com.
Do not use my stock to produce anything fetish, hate, morbid, profane or
Vitreous EnamelArtisan Crafts WeekVitreous Enamel1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Vitreous enamel is a material made by fusing powdered glass to another material (usually metal or ceramics - I'll be talking about metal) by firing. The powdered glass melts and flows into a smooth coating, which hardens as it cools. There are a lot of other materials out there that are calling themselves 'enamel' that are technically a resin or something else with very similar properties - traditionally, however, enamel is glass, and that's what I'll be talking about in this article!
Although this all sounds super cool and fancy (hopefully) you can actually find examples of products that have been enameled in an industrial setting all over the place! The older white boards at schools, for example, were often made of steel with a white enamel coating on them. In addition, cookware is often enameled - ever see those dark blue pots with the white speckles? Other commonly used items that have been enameled are bath tubs, dishwashers, and other appliances.
There are ple
Is possible to travel?...and perhaps I thought it wasn't possible.Is possible to travel?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
On this journal I'd like to clarify a few things about travels and the truth with it.
So, let's start from very basic questions or comments from people which I get very often on dA: you are so lucky to be able to afford traveling!, I so wish I were as lucky as you being able to travel or How you can afford? You must have decent finances and the time!
Didn't you happen to think like that? If you did, so that is just a stereotype.
On almost every question or their comment where I explain what it is really and how it's working - it is a big opposite side of mirror what they think. After hearing they get usually shocked, but more in positive way.
Here we go.
Firstly, there is a big difference being a traveler and a tourist.
Secondy, there is a huge difference to travel via third party (travel agencies, school trips, going for trips with a friend, family, organizations, etc.) and lonely, self organized travels. And where you
NEW PRIZES! Total of 21month of premium!Sup BADASS!NEW PRIZES! Total of 21month of premium!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
NEW PRIZES! Will be given out total of 21month of premium plus the old prizes from before! And more time is added! The deadline was 10dec but now it will be EXTENDED to the 20th of December!! So you can get a chance to win these new awesome prizes!
Some of you guys might know Brunhilt from our galleries! She is ours favorite blond barbarian badass!
Draw Brunhilt fan art! (the blond one)
Anyone can enter this contest and win some swaglicious Brunhilt swag. (swag) And yes, that includes YOU!!
More info about the prizes and all you need to know: http://huskelbullen.deviantart.com/journal/BRUNHILT-FAN-ART-CONTEST-405804258
The reason of the contest is so Huskelbullen (host and creator of Brunhilt) so he can have some extra material to post on the brunhilt website that lunches september of next year! Which will feature all of the submissions from the contest!
You will get your
The Art and Architecture of Ancient PompeiiThe Art and Architecture of Ancient Pompeii1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Pompeii, located near the Apennine Mountains and modern-day Naples, Italy, was a thriving Roman city when it was buried in ash in 79 AD by the eruption of nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius. It had been settled agriculturally as early as the Iron Age in the 8th century BC, but humans didn't start making actual structures there until the Samnites built city walls in the 6th century BC. They became allies of Rome in 338 BC, and after a few wars, officially became part of the Roman Empire in 89 BC. From then until the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii was a thriving and relatively peaceful city (“Visiting Pompeii”).
Society in ancient Pompeii was much like that of ancient Rome. They had an amphitheater that predated Rome’s Coliseum but was very similar in that it housed sporting events that could last days and draw citizens not just from the city, but from many
Top 50 Portraits Submitted to deviantART This WeekHere are my top 50 favourite portraits that were submitted to deviantART this week.Top 50 Portraits Submitted to deviantART This Week3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A2. by zbuchlak
fairy tale.... by BlackCocktail
forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest by justina-m
Melancholy by ksushiks If there's no tomorrow by fairyladyphotography
self-hatred by NikolasBrummer
strange by LisbethPhotography
thunderbird by NikolasBrummer Nature's own by la-esmeralda
Remember Me by EdgarBerg
Stockers you should knowHey people! So, one of the many questions I get asked about how to improve figure drawing is where to find a suitable model. In a perfect world, friends and family members would sit for us artists for hours on end, however that's highly unlikely especially if you're looking for an "actiony" pose! Also, those of you who are just beginning to draw the figure need to do so from a human model. Drawing from life is, once again, ideal, but stock photos are the next best thing. Plus I'm always harping about dA's great stock so this is the list of some of the absolute best figurative/pose based human stockers on dA:Stockers you should know2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
#1.SenshiStock For Male and Female pose reference
The last Feature of the year - Happy New YearHThe last Feature of the year - Happy New Year1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
appy new year to everyone
wish all the best and happiness to everyone with your families and friends
My recent work
maybe I'll post one last soon. or maybe this is the last of the year.
Au clair de la lune by Manink
The Guardian by Zozziegirl
Planetary Mythology Photomanipulation Competition!Mythology of the PlanetsPlanetary Mythology Photomanipulation Competition!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the latest "dark" photomanipulation contest, supported by Community Relations here on deviantART. This contest will challenge you to think outside of the box, for you will have to not only create something, but you will need to do a bit of research and think about why you are creating it. Are you ready for a competition that is out of this world?
Before we go any further, let me clarify that PLUTO COUNTS!
What do I have to do?
Choose one of the planets (or Pluto) in our solar system, listed below. Moons or suns can be a part of the larger picture, but they do not count as your god/goddess.
Your job is to create a PHOTOMANIPULATION in which you show a myth around a planetary ruler (that is, the god or goddess after which the planets were named).
The gods/goddesses can be Greek, Roman, or other.... but they must be planetary rulers.
HumanKemonoAdopt's Color Scheme Contest! WINNERSThe winners please claim your prizes from the contributors.HumanKemonoAdopt's Color Scheme Contest! WINNERS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations!! We are now announcing the winners of this contest!
Review from the judge:
Oh my world, look at the details! This is clearly well planned through and I can see all the effort put into the lines and wonderful coloring.
I must say, the details are the first very impressive feature about this.
There are so many awesome patterns and accessories, yet it isn't too overwhelming - it is just the perfect ammount.
I also really liked the beautiful weapon that comes with the adoptable.
The placing of the colors is wonderful, they all fit nicely and make it look like a complete, well thought design.
Other than that, I really like her pose, it is well balanced and eye-catching, as well as the close-ups from the details, which I think is a very nice and helpful add to the whole package.
PE: Kalamkari - An Indian Art StyleHi! I'm Bansini, and I'm going to be introducing you to the Indian art style : Kalamkari.PE: Kalamkari - An Indian Art Style11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Not many people know about this style of art, and this includes Indians.
Kalamkari, which literally means 'pen work', are paintings done on cotton textile with vegetable or natural dyes.
For information on the history of Kalamkari, click here. For it's technical aspects, click here.
Okay! So before I jump in into how Kalamkari is done here, I'll gloss over why you should try it out atleast once in your life.
You'll start this piece from scratch. And by scratch, I don't just mean your own designs; the dyes and the pen are b
Door to Another World Contest ( CLOSED )new contest the theme most voted :Door to Another World Contest ( CLOSED )2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Door to another World
The contest begins today 2 / November
and ends day 7 / December
will be 21 winners
3 Chosen by Judges 1 Chosen by Members3 Honorable Mentions in both categories [advanced, intermediate and beginner]
and do not forget, if you donate prize, has to be the same for the three categories (advanced,intermediate,beginner)
(advanced, intermediate, beginner)
Feature in :iconthe-imaginarium:500 from :iconwesley-souza:333 from :iconaeirmid:
50 from :iconwhendell:100 from :icondreamswomanne manipul
MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist AnnouncementIn the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest, we challenged you to channel your most frightening childhood memory, and the entries were truly terrifying!MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist Announcement2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
These 25 hair-raising deviations sent a chill down our judges' spines, and have been chosen as the Semi-Finalists. It's now up to the true visionaries of horror, MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, to decide on the top 3 winners, who will receive their share of $10,000 USD, as well as Points, deviantART Gear, and Premium Memberships!
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
2,000 deviantART Points
Three-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
Read Contest Article
Wacom Bring Your Vision to Life ContestThe conflict of good vs. evil is one that's universally known. Can good exist without evil? Can evil exist without good? Are they opposites, or one in the same? Is the battle between light vs. dark, order vs. chaos, Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader, or PC vs. Mac? deviantART and Wacom invite you to get your creative juices flowing and artistically interpret your version of bringing good vs. evil to life!Wacom Bring Your Vision to Life Contest6 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
DeviantART and Wacom are proud to present the Intuos4 "Bring Your Vision to Life" contest. With the theme "Good vs. Evil", the contest is open to artists of all mediums anywhere in the world. The "Bring Your Vision to Life" contest challenges
FeaturesBeautiful works..Features1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Haunted by LadyxBoleyn My prince by CindysArt La Luna Regina by LenteScura
Lighter by transe Undead Rockabilly by MarcusJones Katrina by RossanaCastellino STIGMATA by MWeiss-Art
Dark Tales From The Sea by MelieMelusine Treatment by kimsol Sensuelle by AnitaCreation Destroy Life by Jessica-Lorraine-Z Last Light by Nellena
Head in the clouds by Brumae-Art Le vent emporte mes maux by Marjie79 FLOWER POWER by Bojan1558
PE: Wire-WrappingThis article is a short introduction to wire-wrapping, including information about wire-wrapping terms and tools, methods, tutorials and a feature of beautiful jewellery.PE: Wire-Wrapping1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
What is wire-wrapping?
"wire-wrapping" is - like the name implies - a technique where wire is wrapped in whatever way. It can be used to hold gemstones in place, and create intricate jewellery. It has the big plus that soldering isn't neccessary, and therefore all the equipment needed is relatively easy to come by.
Terms and Tools
Wire comes in different different sizes and forms, and you can choose between materials as well - you can use brass, copper, silver and gold wire.
Wire diameter is measured in 'gauge' and ranges from 14 gauge (~1/16 inch) to 26+ gauge (1/64 inch), so the higher the gauge number, the thinner the wire.
Selling Fanart VS. Selling PlagiarismSo people have been equating selling fanart to selling plagiarism, and I'd like to address that. Now before I get started, this journal isn't meant to convince anyone who opposes my reasoning. As like arguing with people who refuse to believe in dinosaurs, some people just can't admit it when they're wrong. Instead this is for people who agree with me, but throw out bad arguments out there.Selling Fanart VS. Selling Plagiarism5 years ago in Personal More Like This
So first thing I gotta say, is you selling fanart is NOT doing the creator a favor. The fanart itself is a favor to the creator, but when you sell it, it's the creator's favor to you. Even though it advertises the series, the fanartist gets the sweeter deal. And that's okay.
Legal Definition of Plagarism:
Plagiarism is taking the writings or literary ideas of another and selling and/or publishing them as one's own writing. Brief quotes or use of cited sources do not constitute plagiarism. The original author can bring a lawsuit for appropriation of his/her work against the plagiarist and recover the
Main Reason for current silenceMain Reason for current silence3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Unseen Stock - June (ll)ModelThe Unseen Stock - June (ll)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fantasy Stock - Touch by Danika-Stock Day after Tomorrow 9 by mizzd-stock
Captain Anazalia 13 by PirateLotus-Stock Sci-fi Geisha 44 by kirilee Stock 106 by Agnes-z-Garbledville free stock photo by ElectricSorceress
Norway6 by Dracona666STOCK Hollow Tree 1 Stock by OTBWriter
:thumb376618044: Black Sky by Teri-NF Dead Beach Wood (3) by melesmeles-faber
Infrared Stock - 2013 - 30 by ElaineSeleneStockStormy Beach by CelticStrm-Stock (18) by CelticStrm-StockNature - stock by IceBirna Desert City by FaeryQuieneStock
Red Rock Canyon by LilacTearIcy Road 001 - HB593200 by hb593200 Winter Path Stock by nikkidoodlesx3
Mountain Stock 3 by xTaylor-MadexTwins by hotroxy777 Loch Lomond by hotroxy777 Evening on the lake by Korolevatumana
Snowy Beach 7 by editingninja :thumb377730198: grasslands national park 10 by xxsimplicity-stock
Enlighted Meadow 8 by SelvaStock floating rocks 3 by chasmdeep Waterfall (14) by kayosa-stock May Tree by wintersmagicstock Lindisfarne by Anellstock
Basilique Saint-Nicolas 01 by Jules171HARRY POTTER studio sets tour , dyagon alley by Sceptre63 Ruins by PyroStock
Haarzuilens2 by Poulus1967 RockStocks 6745 by RockStocks Westwood 20 by LadyxBoleyn RockStocks 6719 by RockStocks
.Cellarium by Shaykola Castle Towers by AelDunadan Desert City 5 - Arch by FaeryQuieneStock Port Fairy Lighthouse by hb593200
Haarzuilens by Poulus1967:t
Commercial Use/Commission Prices and InformationAll you ever wanted to know about using my stock commercially. Grab the popcorn, this is going to be... ok I'm not going to lie and say interesting.. Hey can I have some of that popcorn?Commercial Use/Commission Prices and Information8 years ago in Personal More Like This
I require a set fee for commercial use of my model stock, prices can be found below. Terms and conditions still apply. (Note: the price for one image is say, using my one of my demon images in one of your artworks, you can reproduce it in prints etc many times. but if you create a new artwork that counts as image number 2 and will cost again.)
You MUST acquire my permission prior to selling. Don't go ahead and do it and get my permission afterward.
Note me with full details of your project. The more information the better. What image, used in what capacity, where, where it will be sold, in what numbers. (Use note format, not comment)
I require credit to "Claire Jones http://tasastock.deviantart.com" as a model if possible. I understand wh
Critique, even if you don't draw well.Even if you don't think you're a good artist yet, you should learn how to critique, and here's why:Critique, even if you don't draw well.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
By learning how to critique, you become more sensitive to how pieces can look better and be better rendered. That helps you when you look at your own artwork.
You refresh your knowledge of the elements and principles of design. If you don't know what those are, you should google them and study up, because those will help you critique and notice things.
When you talk about someone else's art and what you like and dislike about it, you get more in-touch with what you like and dislike in your own art.
Ultimately, realistically critiquing already awesome pieces will help you objectify what is not awesome in your own art. That way you can fix them one by one.
Here's an example of a very general self-critique of one of my own pieces:
The strongest point of this piece is the lighting. The dynamics of the fire i
Resources PE Week 15th - 21st SeptWhy Project Educate?Resources PE Week 15th - 21st Sept10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
projecteducate is one of our main contact points for all the artists of DeviantArt to come together and educate themselves about a multitude of art related subjects, from techniques and hints and tips to DA specific information and help. By providing a central location the volunteer team can reach out further into their communities to guide and help more artists than ever before.
But we can't do it alone!
Help and support from as many community members as possible is essential to ensure success, and this is obviously where YOU come in!
Stock and Resources is hosting another Project Educate week this year between the 15th and 21st September, and its really not that far away, and we are looking for your help
As a guide here are journals from our 2012 Project Educate week -
INTRODUCTION - fav.me/d4tckwe
CONTEST - fav.me/d4tcnab
Community Week February 3rd - 9thHello everyoneCommunity Week February 3rd - 9th1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to our first Community Week of 2014! Be ready to read new informative articles starting today, February 3rd until February 9th!
Welcome to a new Community Week!
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, please send your idea(s) to projecteducate by note with this title "Community Week Summary". For more details, have a look at this blog.
Monday February 3rd
Morning: Introduction blog by lintu47
Afternoon: Dealing with Rejections by kareynomer
Tuesday February 4th
Morning: Defining and R