Hundreds of free art e-booksThis was originally written by David J.C. Briggs on the Conceptart.org forums. (The original post can be found here.) All credit goes to him for compiling this list, I'm just passing the word on.Hundreds of free art e-books2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
The Internet Archive is a massive digital library that stores all sorts of material in the public domain, from music and movies to images, webpages and nearly three million books. All of this is open-source and available to the general public free of charge. The books documented below cover all sorts of subjects from different eras, from anatomy to portraiture, fashion to architecture, from the works of Leonardo Da Vinci to the letters of Vincent van Gogh.
And this is only scratching the surface! If you head over to the Archive and search for whatever subjects catches your interest most you can find much, much more. Just select "Texts" in the search box at the top of the page.
Witches of East End Contest Semi-FinalistsWitches of East End Contest Semi-Finalists6 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
DeviantART and Lifetime's Witches of East End invited you to create an original piece of art using an element or scene from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Raven," or "The Black Cat." There were amazing renditions of these classic stories, all of which showcased Poe's macabre mastery. The competition was intense, but our judges were able to select the top pieces, which were sent to the Witches of East End Creative Team! Congratulations to the Semi-Finalists below!
Paul Tobin, There and Back AgainPaul Tobin, There and Back Again4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Most denizens of the West think of New Zealand as a little known outpost of civilization somewhere beyond Australia at the ends of the Earth.
Could any land be any farther from the European motherland, birthplace of the Renaissance that is the Genesis-point of the visual arts narrative we continue expanding and evolving today? And yet this remote country of islands in the Pacific has suddenly become a cinematic storytelling powerhouse, a film-friendly factory for the creation of some of the most important touchstone mass entertainment experiences to influence our popular culture in recent years.
Witches of East End Contest WinnersWitches of East End Contest Winners6 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
In our Witches of East End Contest, we challenged you to illustrate a scene or element from one of Edgar Allan Poe's classic tales: "The Black Cat," "The Tell-Tale Heart," or "The Raven." The Creative team behind the Witches of East End have hand-picked three winners, with the top winner earning a spot for their artwork in the upcoming season finale of Witches of East End! Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations, winners!
ALL YOU NEED IS STOCK! HALLOWEENALL YOU NEED IS STOCK!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Bloody Mary Stock by steamed-pepsi-stock
Evil Pumpkin by YBsilon-Stock
Bird house1 by JennL-StockPremade7--stock by Dark-Angel669pack - 007 Pumpkins by thalija-STOCKUntitled by Agnes-z-Garbledville
Creepy Door by AustriaAngloAlliance
Need Inspiration for Halloween?Need Inspiration for Halloween?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Halloween_95 by anastasiya-landa Halloween_54 by anastasiya-landa Halloween_52 by anastasiya-landa Halloween_89 by anastasiya-landa
:thumb388869394: :thumb100805647: Cauldron by HermitCrabStock Cauldron 004 by poserfan-stock Cauldron 003 by poserfan-stock
RockStocks 7894 by RockStocks crow 1 by peroni68 crow 9 by peroni68
Grey Cat Stock by angelbebop8 Cat Stock 30 by Malleni-Stock Cat Stock 36 by Malleni-Stock
Tintlinge Mushrooms by YBsilon-Stock Pumpkins with Faces I by YBsilon-Stock Black Widow Spider Set 07 by Free-Stock-By-Wayne
October EMTC Entry by otohime0394 October EMTC Entry by otohime0394 October EMTC Entry by otohime0394
Dead Horse is Dead.Hi all,Dead Horse is Dead.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thanks for your patience with the stock nonsense these days. I received this e-mail as part of a mass BCC today:
Dear [name of original writer],
Thank you very much for your email.
I have multiple requests for the same information from many devianart users, this response is bcc'ed to all parties seeking clarification.
I am aware of all the discussions regarding the use of sxc.hu images by devianart users. It appears a lot of the users have misinterpreted the terms of the license agreement granted by sxc.hu and I will be happy to clarify and hopefully answer all of the questions.
1. The rights granted by sxc.hu license are very limited and specific. You may not use sxc.hu images in photo-manipulations or digital collages. Furthermore, you cannot create any derivate works with the use of
BJD Doll FAQBJD Doll FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please read this if you are interested to learn more about the dolls I photograph. I dont have time to keep answering the same questions over and over again >_< I will be updating this journal entry as time goes on. Feel free to add a question in the comments section and I will try to answer it.
❤ BASICS ❤
What are these dolls?
They are BJD - ball jointed dolls. If you search Google with those keywords you will get plenty of results with companies and other info about them. This is the Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball-jointed_doll. Also this LJ answers some questions too http://bjd-wtf.livejournal.com/ . If you want to learn more, I would suggest Den of Angels forum (http://www.denofangels.com/forums/).
Do you make them?
No I don't make the actual doll, I don't sculpt it. I am a customizer, I paint their faceups. I am basically a makeup artist for resin dolls. You can find the link to my commission shop
Game of ThronesWe say one thing to death: not today.Game of Thrones10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
“A very small man can cast a very large shadow.” -Varys to Tyrion Lannister
"The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword." -Eddard 'Ned' Stark
"Valar Morghulis." (All men must die.)
A Game of Thrones - Darkstar by TheFirstAngel
"All my life men like you've sneered at me, and all my life I've been knocking men like you into the dust." -Brienne
Brienne by euclase
"Lady Stark, you may survive us yet." -Tyrion Lannister to Sansa Stark
The Young Lady Stark by alicexz
3D Printing with Bees3D Printing with Bees8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
How awesome is this? Dewar's (the whiskey brand) created an ad campaign that used bees as a "3D printer" ...or as they called it "3-B printing." They created shells of the sculpture they wanted to create and let 80,000 bees loose inside of it. Over time, the bees created beautiful honeycomb sculptures.
Nice work Dewar's and the agencies behind the campaign, Sid Lee New York and The Ebeling Group!
Need Inspiration for Christmas?My lovely friends and watchers,Need Inspiration for Christmas?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Christmas is coming soon. I love it, it´s a wonderful atmosphere, I love the german christmasmarkets, we have an trditional one here in Frankfurt, I like to drink "Glühwein" and to eat all sorts of sweets You can see a Video from it below. I´m in real Christmas mood after making this feature. Hope you after looking, too
We :iconcd-stock: :iconevelivesey: :iconybsilon-stock plan a wonderful Contest with a lot of prizes (points, exclusive-stocks, features) So please participate in our first combined contest with a wonderful Winter/Christmas Theme. We will start in December and the announcment is coming soon. So stayed tuned . If you like to donate something, you are so welcome, everthing is welcome (exclusive-stockpacks or a feature). :iconsanta-glompplz: :iconsantalaplz:
:iconchristmascandyplz: :iconsparklesplz: :iconsparklesplz: :iconch
Long Hair?!Well, I need to write this journal because one member of DA gave me a challenge - not to cut my hair until July 2013.Long Hair?!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I think that it won't be so hard, because I cut my hair twice or three times a year a few cm.
I know that my hair is very long and it will be longer, but what do you think about it?
Will it look as good as now when it's longer?
Horrorscope ChallengesHorrorscope Challenges4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Do you like messing with the divine designs of the heavens that guide the fates of those of us here on Earth… just for giggles?
Zodiac Sign Leo by Yuhon
Do We have a challenge for you!
What if the symbols of the Zodiac were born of Dante’s Inferno, forged in the fires of hell, crafted by the most evil of the eldritch gods or conjured by damnable Demonic agency?
Just how scary could these transformed symbols be?
We need demented deviants to draw:The 2014 deviant Horrorscope
You have until October 20 to create your own most twisted astrological abomination of the Zodiac.
POST YOUR SUBMISSIONS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!
Choose just one symbol or take on all 12. On October 25th
we will sh
Collection: The Steampunk MenagerieCollection: The Steampunk Menagerie1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
The Steampunk Menagerie
The magic of thousands of years of natural selection and other evolutionary factors has created in all living creatures pretty much the optimal version of each for where each fits in the world. But never tell a human being, especially a steampunk, that there’s no need to fix what isn’t broken.
Here’s a collection of interesting imaginings of mechanical steampunk replacements for the somewhat mundane denizens of the actual natural world. For some people, especially some artists, until there’s been an upgrade or enhancement to anything, there just isn’t any “there” there.
[WINNERS] ~~~NATIONAL PRIDE contest!~~~.[WINNERS] ~~~NATIONAL PRIDE contest!~~~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Guys, seriously, with your awesome skills, it was so hard to decide who would finish on the first, second, and third place OTL I was so confuzzled and your prettypretty artworks baffled me...not to mention the priiiiiiide...auuhhh....I'm loving the entries even now!
So I asked five of my friends to help me with the judging...uvu;; They're my classmates, and I made sure they had no deviantArt account just to make it completely fair for everyone, ahah. And then, after a heated debate regarding application of the theme, we all came to the conclusion...
:iconsparklesplz: FIRST PLACE :iconsparklesplz: goes to xYazzieex
with their entry won
# 280 points from me
# A waist-up sketchwork from me
# A six months feature of the artwork for this contest
# A bust artwork of the winner's OC, fully colored and inked either traditionally or digitally from royalhighmess
# A chibi/bust from AlbinoBadger
# A colored drawing from nami-hyuga
What the hell...I know I must have a really miserable life if I care about this new deviantART logo but, seriously... why is DA changing SO MUCH in a few months? The way talented people here waste their time in doing the site a "less artistic" site is annoying as hell. Works slower than ever, it's full of bugs, art thieves... honestly, I see this place more like Facebook now, with all these "statuses" system and all :-/What the hell...2 months ago in Personal More Like This
And now they spent who knows how much money/time in changing the logo which is, in my opinion, absolutely unnecessary, knowing all the issues and problems this website should really care for before changing their logo.
Honestly, this place is definitely dying for me. It's been for months and now it's more than ever. Maybe it works better on smartphones but not in an almost 10-years-old computer with Google Chrome.
Yes, ranting a little, it's been a while :_D Missed grumpy-Lehanan?
On a brighter tone, let me tell you that I got a new job and I'm super excited about it. I'll be provi
DronesApr 10, 2013by techgnoticDrones2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around the world, to op-ed pages debating national security vs. non-juridical “just
Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
Books Are BackBooks Are Back1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hardcovers, softcovers, calendars and other things are available again in the 4DE online store!
Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way, no rigid process you must adhere to, no shoulds or shouldn'ts except those you designate for yourself. This is one of the fun parts of being an artist, really - have a heady good time with it.
Tomb Raider Reborn Contest WinnersTomb RaiderTomb Raider Reborn Contest Winners2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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100 points giveaway!The winner:Hello, sweeties (:100 points giveaway!The winner:2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I hope you're having a wonderful week
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favorite this journal
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Witch Sorceress EnchantressWitch Sorceress Enchantress2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Witchas Multifaceted Icon
Throughout history artists of every discipline have been fascinated, inspired and transfixed at every historical stage of the shifting perceptions of the “Witch” in any given time or society. The seams within every page of every chapter written against or in defense of the witch have been alternatively filled with oppressive sexism, blind eyed religious bigotry, occult doctrine, fevered and forbidden lustful sexuality, misplaced fear, and reams of wide eyed superstition.
Consequently, the colors, and lines within every stroke upon every canvas and visceral depiction, carry all the burdensome weight of the long intricacies of this subject. With respect to this much maligned, religiously and politically repurposed, perpetually misunderstood subject
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
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Some writer's stuffAfter long thinking hours I've finally decided who's the main hero of "10 Stars". XDSome writer's stuff1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a long way, really. Starting with a more or less cliche story and characters and developing them into really deep personalitites with a story so tangled, that sometimes it's difficult even for me to put all the things together. Because all events are consequent and interrelated + the period of time is impressing. XD
So, yesterday I've come to the decision, which is not less complicated than the story itself. The main hero remains Anwen, but Liort is the one who tells the story, and all the events are interpeted by him and from his POV. Which I think is rather logic.
I've also got one idea about the story which I find really great and witty! If I use it, the ending will be just WOW. But there's one problem - Ardel. This interpretation of the events will ruin his image. On the other hand, it may show the futility of his intentions. Actually, there are many pros