Community Week - Creating Great PasswordsCreating Secure but Easy to Remember Passwords!Community Week - Creating Great Passwords1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
We use passwords to access a lot of different accounts from a lot of different gadgets. Passwords are meant to keep our information safe from unauthorized eyes. This is why we try to create passwords that cannot be easily figured out by other people even when they use hacking software. However, we must also make sure that our passwords only keep away other people, not ourselves as well - not being able to access your own account could be very frustrating.
Here are some tips that we can use when we think of passwords for all of our accounts.
Maintaining a single password across all accounts
Let's start with the easy to remember part first. Think of a secret word(s). Everyone has that special word(s): your favorite cartoon character, your secret nickname/codename, your favorite athlete, your first love's name, your puppy's
Traditional art-promoting groups IITraditional art-promoting groups IITraditional art-promoting groups II1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Do you share your artwork on DeviantArt? Congratulations, this might help you progress as an artist by getting known amongst the community and grow by getting feedback and tips on your work. You are also getting inspired by seeing new artworks, searching for artists that interest you and reading tutorials, articles. Great way to gain more exposure for your artworks is to join groups and share deviations in group's galleries. Best groups on DeviantArt are full of the most inspiring works, share tutorials and publish valuable articles, feature art, organize contests and most of all - admins of those groups are active and take care of their submissions in a short amount of time. They have no problem to communicate and accept suggestions. This article's purpose is to share groups that specialize in sharing traditional artworks - consider becoming a member
Polymer Clay Brands Polymer clay BrandsPolymer Clay Brands1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
many people who start working with polymer clay usually do so by taking the brand they have available in a store around the corner.
For me that was Fimo, which is still a regular in my polymer clay box. I have tried several brands, though not all, thats why I borrow (with permission!) from other nice people which are credited in the bottom and in the intro, to give you a full picture. All the product pictures are copyright of the respective brands which I have written permission to use. (And got free samples from Fimo & Pardo just for asking! Thanks so much once more)
Did anyone of you know that Fimos goes back a long time and is probably the first polymer clay? It was originally invented by the famous doll maker Käthe Kruse. When in 1939 the mass didn't turn out to be used the way for doll heads as she wanted, her daughter Sophie dabbled on with it. It took another 15 years until she did perfectione
Mira Nox 10 by MiraNox Anett Frozen by anettfrozen Hurt.... by Shiskababe
Stein Zupancic Viking STOCK 02 by DiamonEyes Taming the Wild 17 by Ahrum-StockSoldier - Port (16) by anyman82Gun Stock 39 by AilinStock
romantic 6 by visualgraffiti-stock
A Beginner's Guide to Archery in Stock and ArtWith movies like Avengers, Brave and Hunger Games, 2012 seems to be the Year of the Archers and many artists have already been inspired to create their own archer characters.A Beginner's Guide to Archery in Stock and Art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Whether you're thinking about having one of your OCs pick up bow and arrow (in writing or drawing) or you're a stock artist who wants to create some decent archery stock, I hope this little guide helps you understand the wonderful thing that is archery.
First and foremost, a little disclaimer: For this article I will mainly draw from my own experiences over the past few years. I am what you'd call an intuitive or instinctive archer, which roughly comes closest to medieval-styled archery. At the moment I'm shooting a modern Samick bow (without stabilizer or sights) and am in the process of making my own recurve bow out of robinia wood (similar to a few bows you can see in my gallery).
However, in archery there are many styles and differences in material used, draw, stance, finger position etc. – it all depend
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the stars are falling by jyoujoribbons undone by jyoujosakura sea breeze by jyoujopurpleing playing in the sky by jyoujospring breeze by jyoujoa dream for an insomniac by jyoujo
constant speed by jyoujoVia Lactea by jyoujoi wish you were by jyoujoten thousand wishes by jyoujogoing home by jyoujothe wonderland by jyoujo
Kyoto At Night by jyoujoasleep by jyoujoso others may live by jyoujotomorrow will be perfect by jyoujo
heavenstamp - print by jyoujoOmikuji - my sweet valentine by jyoujodancing in the blue by jyoujogiven to fly by jyoujo
ten thousand fireflies by jyoujomoments of our lives by jyoujoflying high by jyoujothe bondage of this life by jyoujo
1.8 microseconds by jyoujoDragonfly's eyes by jyoujofalling and over again by jyoujoBodhisattva statue by jyoujo
Kiyomizu Dera by jyoujomatsmoto-Jo 2 by jyoujosunshine my little sunshine by jyoujoNagoya - jo by jyoujo
heaven forbid by jyoujoNan'endO by jyoujoputting some colors on by jyoujothe sun ain't shining no more by jyoujo
you were never there by jyoujoRed Beauty by jyoujostaring at the sun by jyoujohunger strike by jyoujo
faith and believe by jyoujo5 centimeters per second by jyoujolonely star by jyoujosakura sail through by jyoujo
miyajima shrine by jyoujogolden place of fallen leaves by jyoujomy reflection dirty mirror by jyoujosafe and sound by jyoujo
contre jour by jyoujoforbidden heaven by jyoujokinkaku-ji temple by jyoujo:thumb25819
Winners announced - The Huntress ChallengeCongratulations to the following winnersWinners announced - The Huntress Challenge3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconMorriganArt: 1st prize - 3 month premium membership, 1 large stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/37862918 and one premium content stock image http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/38969668
:iconSakura060277: 2nd prize - 1 month premium membership, 1 medium stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/40454929 and one premium content stock image http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/38969668
:iconDiendHkz: 3rd prize - 100 points and 1 small stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/25396766
Extra prize out of all of the other entries - my choice -
:iconbabsartcreations: wins - 300 points and 1 large stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/37862918 and one premium content stock image http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/38969668
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A reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding types1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
When I tell people I'm a bookbinder they often think I make only one type of book; the library kind. That, however, is only one of the many ways an artist can create a book. For me, it's a fun challenge to pick the right binding style to go with the purpose of the book. Whether it is a novel that needs to look really classy or medieval, a sketchbook for a graphic novelist or a paper about connections that lets me show the binding. In this article I'm going to tell you a little bit about all the types of bookbinding that I know. I'm not going into details but, if possible, I will link to images and tutorials that do.
If you're here for inspiration: this guide is pretty long. I recommend scrolling through the images first!
To make a start...
The different ways of binding books can be broken down into two general groups: adhesive bindings and non-adhesive bindings. Adhesive b
Premade Fantasy:iconpremadefantasy:Premade Fantasy4 years ago in Personal More Like This
To all of my wonderful, wonderful watchers:
Recently I opened a new group called PremadeFantasy celebrating the wonderful Premade Backgrounds that we all so love to use.
So, if you happen to like my premade backgrounds, I know you'll love these, a selection of my personal favorites. And if you want to see more amazing premades just like these, come check out the group PremadeFantasy and feel free to either watch or join us if you like!
:thumb264356206:329 Autumn Light 2 by Tigers-stockDead Lake Premade 2 by i-am-JENius:thumb264459132:Manipulated 17 by LuneBleu-StockBackground 18 by Sylwia77Premade BG 45 - Stock by Inadesign-StockPremade Background Robinon 01 by Robinon:thumb264162993:Eilean Donan Castle by Lady-Kira-NightPremade BG 43 - Stock by Inadesign-StockLake and forest premade BG by StarsColdNightbackground stock14 by Sophie-Y:thumb260759332::thumb260563703::thumb212865325:premade 11 by EveBlackwoodPremade Background 2 by ImaginaryRosseRiver II premade BG by StarsColdNightpremade 5 by Lwsypher:thumb181624700:Premade BG 001 by Shadowelement-Stock:thumb25438178
Fantastic Stock And Where To Find it - Feature 32 I've been making a collection of some of the brilliant stock artistsFantastic Stock And Where To Find it - Feature 321 year ago in Art Features More Like This
works that I have come across. It started off as stock I can't provide
myself so I look for other peoples so I can suggest them. The way I
choose is quite odd, when I see a stock image I have an instant image in
my head of what I could do or create out of that piece of stock. The
image also has to be crystal clear and easily altered.
Anyway, Check them out, I'm sure you'll agree, just click on their deviation.
Riley 8 by thetamar Lycaon _ stock img by sekhmet-stock Finn 20 by EdgedFeather Bird Stock 4 by TheWoodlandNymphh Owl Stock 04 by NellyGraceNG Monkey by Fotostyle-Schindler Stock: Leopard by Celem Bird 323 - aras in love by Momotte2stocks Bird 322 - white-throated magpie jay by Momotte2stocks Eagle Owl Stock by LuDa-Stock Black Wolf In Snow 1 by Vinanti Butterfly3-Stock by SilkenWebs Holiday 2014 - Swallow by cfowler7 Grasshopper (early instar) by DoctorPhrog Wild animal 319 - happy young elephant by Momotte2stocks :thumb45484
PE Interview: Stocker, Kirilee!:iconKirilee: kirilee Is where you will find none other than Australia based Kirilee herself, in numerous disguises (Quite possibly holding something sharp and pointy!)!! We jumped a few time zones and got her to answer our questions for the Stock & Resources Project Educate Week.PE Interview: Stocker, Kirilee!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What were your first artistic influences, and did they have a hand in the development of your resources?
To be honest, unlike most stock providers I am not coming from a visual art background. In fact, I'm not very good at drawing compared to others at all. However, I come from a performing background - theatre mainly, but a bit of dance too. For me, being a character is so freeing - though I go through dry spells when I'm not on stage. My friend told me one day about stock when complaining I hadn't played a character in a while and invited me to come and play with her for a day. Since then I have been hooked. I love sewing, putting together costumes and characters... it is just like performing
The unseen stock - FebruaryI promised to make a monthly stock feature, and here is the first oneThe unseen stock - February2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will try to give you a collection of mostly stock that has not so many favourites so you can discover new great stock artists and resources!
Hope you enjoy!
Waiting by Elisa-ErianDaenerys Stock 2 by MikkiCrossCCNordic Warrior #2 by Liancary-artTeira 17 by TasastockNinfa by Kato-FantasyViviane 13 by Kuoma-stock
Ghost IV Stock by SusanaDS-StocksMasquerade 4 by kirilee:thumb349944136:Pirate Stock 10 by MelHeflinsnow elf #6 by Liancary-art
Begonia 7 by PirateLotus-StockNature nymph stock by Kato-Fantasydaniela andrea stock 13 by ayumidany14
Lacko castle, hallway by RavensLanefactory ruins 270 by gestandene:thumb347352784:
:thumb349542035::thumb352293226:Foggy Forest 30 by NessaPalmerStockCleaning My Bathroom STOCK 01 by DiamonEyes
0001 by RockStocksSky stock 52 by Muse-of-StockMountain 299 - vertiginous path on the top by Momotte2stocks
Untitled by feainne-stockStock0702132 by Solanaceae85Marco Island Beach Evening 6 by Lauren-LeeCape Nelson 4 by FallowpenStock
Rolling Waves at Sunset by WhimseystockMontain-stock streamy by streamy-stockMist2 by DavidofArbelaStockMultnomah Falls 3 by destinysWalrus
Stock - Light Snow Fall in Fintry by SimplyBackgroundsSTOCK Coolangatta Beach 126 by fillyroxZauberwald XIII by mimose-stock
Sunday Feature: Model StockYay! Happy April Fools day!Sunday Feature: Model Stock3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you've all done your part to save Fella
Also for those of you who don't know tomorrow is the release of the first episode of Game of Thrones season 2 over here in sunny old England, AND I'M UBER EXCITED!!!!!
But here's your sunday feature, enjoy!
Dunmer Mage I by Eirian-stock Beren 13 by Jaymasee
Candy13 by faestock :thumb292948589: ReBorn Stock V by KahinaSpirit
Elegant Basket Girl 03: Kneeling by fuguestock Blue Faerie 4 by CathleenTarawhiti :thumb292928223:
:thumb292977758: Stock 154 by Dingelientje-stock Balinese Dancer by bumimanusiastock
Fabulous Texture Artists:iconmarysse93: :iconstonerscole: :iconkategraphics: :iconaryaeverdeen: :iconhuruekrn-ackles: :iconpicanta: :iconlost-in-arts: :iconmarevasart: :iconmango-01:Fabulous Texture Artists8 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconsweet-season: :icon99mockingbirds: :iconso-ghislaine: :iconsirius-sdz: :iconflordelys-stock: :iconmiss-deviante: :iconitsdanielle91: :iconbrokenvain-stock:
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Texture pack #002 by Marevasart
Texture Pack #03 by sweet-seasonPremium Texture Pack XIV by Sirius-sdz
Textures - March by So-ghislaine
Contest: Design a friend for Sayaka! [EDIT2]!!!!!!Hello there people!Contest: Design a friend for Sayaka! [EDIT2]!!!!!!3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I got my tenth pose practice featuring my original character Sayaka Tsuchimiya done just recently. I've drawn her with her sister Sachiko, traveling with a random gentleman and even dancing with Anon, but I haven't really drawn her with her friends. I just realized that she doesn't really have any friends for the time being, with exception of Jill as seen in this picture: http://fav.me/d7psps4
Thus I decided to run a contest for adding a new character to the pose practice series. I will go trough the details of the contest information. Please read it thoroughly before taking any actions. Opinions about the contest information are welcome and changes will be made according good, constructive suggestions.
0. Contest theme and changes to the contest information (clarifications added 18-7-2015. Changes made 19-7-2015!!!)
1. Sayaka bio
2. Submission format and rules
3. How to partic
Weekly Deviation Winners. Dec, 20 and News!!!Happy Holidays, dear members!!! :iconchristmasla::iconttaasst:Weekly Deviation Winners. Dec, 20 and News!!!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Before announcing the Winners of this week we have some good news to share with you.
From Monday 16, we are a Super Group thanks to the great generosity of some of our members with their donations given on our account associated :iconI-S-WeeklyDeviations: Thank you, thank you!!!
The second news we have to give is that we have opened the folder Christmas and New Year 2014.
In this folder only submissions related to these festivities are allowed, and will be closed on December 31.
On January 10 we will grant a Special Award.
For this special award we will make a Poll with some works chosen by the Administration Team.
...and now, here are the Winners of our WDA
Peekaboo 13 SPOTLIGHTPeekaboo 133 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconflirtysmileplz: S C R I B B L I N G N O O L Y :iconscribblingnooly:
WHAT'S NEW? [Bullet; Pink] [Bullet; Pink]
:icongoldendaplz: J P :iconJPtHart: has the ability to compile simple yet very emotional features just like "Feature #125" [Bullet; Pink] http://jpthart.deviantart.com/journal/Feature-125-313336201 [Bullet; Pink] and "Friday Feature #124" [Bullet; Pink] http://jpthart.deviantart.com/journal/Friday-Feature-124-311433311 [Bullet; Pink] and "Feature #127" [Bullet; Pink] http://jpthart.deviantart.com/journal/Feature-127-316241066 [Bullet; Pink]
:icongoldendaplz: you shouldn't miss out C H E R Y L :iconArtByCher:'s independent feature "Red, White and Blue" [Bullet; Pink] http://artbycher.deviantart.com/journ
Manip Challenges #002And on to round number 2Manip Challenges #0023 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I was speachless with the turnout last time, let's see if this time will be just as well-received
EDIT: I forgot to add the 8th image - it's in now Blame it on the football EM (and when I say football, it's soccer of course)
Please don't forget to credit and notify all resource providers you use stock of - including the challenge stock!
You are given 8 stock images (see below) of which you have to use at least TWO in a way that we don't have to go hunting for them with a looking glass.You can use additional stock, but I ask you not to use premades - this is a challenge for your skills, not for someone else's.Your entry has to be a photomanipulation or a digital mixed media piece with a good deal of photomanipulation in it.Please specify in your artist's comment that this is an antry for Photomanipulated's Manip Challenges #002!Your entry has to be uploaded to
Candid Moments Contest! (Deadline Extended)ThemeCandid Moments Contest! (Deadline Extended)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The theme for the November contest is "Candid Moments" (suggested by cat-breath). You can interpret this however you would like, and all art mediums are allowed!
The deadline has been extended a week to Sunday, November 17th at 11:59 PM GMT.
The admins and I will vote to pick five semi-finalists from all of the submitted contest entries. Then all of the members of this group will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite one, and you will be able to pick the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
If we receive several dozen entries (and we typically do with long contests like these) we will also have Runner-Ups and Honorable Mentions.
Admins will be judging contest entries using the following criteria:
- Creativity and originality (20%)
- Technique and skill (20%)
- Use of Theme (20%)
- Impact (20%)
Please follow all o
Apophysis 7X 15CI have here a preliminary release of Apophysis 7X 15C. The following changes have been made:Apophysis 7X 15C3 years ago in Personal More Like This
+ Added log (from logn - included the variable log(n)_base)
+ Added polar2
+ Added cross
+ Added wedge
+ Added epispiral
+ Added (pre-/post-)bwraps
+ Added blur_circle
+ Added blur_zoom
+ Added blur_pixelize
+ Added (pre-/post-)falloff2
+ Added splits
+ Added separation
+ Added bipolar
+ Added loonie
+ Added escher
+ Added scry
+ Added ngon
+ Added foci
+ Added lazysusan
+ Added mobius (the one with Re_A, Im_A... - variables)
+ Added (pre-/post-)crop
+ Added elliptic
+ Added waves2
+ Added auger
+ Added pre_spherical
+ Added pre_sinusoidal
+ Added pre_disc
+ Added post_curl
+ Removed linear3D (the 3D-linear is now simply called "linear")
+ Changed all variations which were in Apophysis before so that they are 3D-aware. This means that all variations PRESERVE the z-position of their points instead of resetting it to zero like before. Your 3D parameters likely need tweaking HOWEVER I added
Two Themes Contest - CLOSEDclosedTwo Themes Contest - CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
next week we will announce the winners
these themes were the most voted in the pool
This contest will be different
you have two themes to choose, and make your entry,
yes, you can do two entry for each theme
but only one can win
Angels are celestial beings that inhabit the kingdom of heaven.
Fallen angels are those who, for some reason, had your wings ripped out by the Avenging Angels,
and were expelled into the earth.
The other side of a queen
I can be the queen that's inside of me
This is my chance to release
And be brave for you
I can be the queen you need me to be
This is my chance to be the dance
I've dreamed it's happening
I can be the queen
-piece of music -The Queen by Lady Gaga
deadline : April 6
Prizes received in advance
Feature in :iconthe-imaginarium:
Feature from :iconwesley-souza: :iconsamueltd:
Tips: how to enjoy painting long hoursI am not a natural painter. I am a natural sequential artist who is used to doing large amount of images to tell a story.Tips: how to enjoy painting long hours2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to paint the highly detailed paintings I adore looking at, but I tend to want to give up half way before the paintings get anywhere I would say "Wow" to.
I hit a wall for a while, my wall is: I just can't keep myself interested enough to make myself stay on the same piece for a long time!
I couldn't bring myself to spend on a painting that is my own for over 20-30 hours... while others can spend up to 80-100 hours on solid hours. I have no problem doing it for commercial work, or for clients, because the nature of those work hours are short, but when it comes to my own work, I need a break through on my hours of devotion.
Just when I was about to settle on: "Is this a personality trait I can't change? Is this something I have to be born with?"
While I believe that if I have the urge to do it, it's within me. If I adore it, there is a quality in me to d
Three Years of Fine Fractal Frolicking It gives me Great Pleasure to address, in my humble opinion, the finest collection of Fractal Artist on the internet! When I first Joined DA I had this perception that my skills with Gimp would be enough to carry me through on this great collaboration of artist from many disciplines and skill levels. Boy was I wrong! As a matter of fact had I not discovered the Spellbinding Art of Mr. HalTenny I probably would have been laughed right of the site long ago! I am so fortunate to have discovered Mandelbulb 3D through watching HalTenny's art. I downloaded the program and started using it right away and created my first fractal in Jan. 2011. I was instantly hooked! Addicted really! Now three later I still use the same program only with slightly better results. Then on Mar 25, 2011, I founded Xtreme Fractals! I had not clue how to run a group and struggled desperately to make it grow.Three Years of Fine Fractal Frolicking1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As I reflect on this groups humble beginnings I feel so blessed to have the help