When to Google, When to ForumOne of the coolest things about dA is it's not just for sharing art, it's for sharing ideas about art. If you're stuck on a piece, or you'd like to learn to how to do something that just hasn't been clicking in tutorials or class, the art-related forums are a great place to look!When to Google, When to Forum2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
But the best part about the forums is also the riskiest part: anyone can answer! Which means you'll get opinions which contradict each other, 'industry facts' from people who heard it elsewhere on the internet, people who don't quite understand your original question...it's a mess!
So how can you back up all that different advice, or alternately open with a question that won't be confusing?
Ignoring for a moment that I basically worship Google (hey, you try growing up with a 1000-page reference book as your only source of random facts), it's is an awesome, flexible tool.
Just drop your question into Google and see wh
Adding Journals to your Featured GalleryCommunity WeekAdding Journals to your Featured Gallery7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Your featured gallery is the first page that your gallery visitors will see. Most of the time, we tend to display our very best pieces of work there. However, the featured gallery can also be used to showcase some journal entries that you want viewers to see immediately. These may be important announcements, advertisements, etc. It would be great to know this neat little trick of how to make journals show on your featured gallery.
To make sure that we're on the same page (excuse the pun!), this is what the Featured Gallery looks like:
Let's get started!
Step 1: Locate Your Journal
To locate your journal, type the title of the journal on the search bar and click on "Search Art." In this example, I will look for one of my projecteducate entries. Be reminded that you don't have to type the full title, some keywords would do.
Design-an-OC Contest!!!Yes, I have a contest addiction.Design-an-OC Contest!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, here's how it works. You design an new MLP OC for me, and I choose the one I like best! If I really like more than one design, I may be willing to buy them from you for 10 points or less
The winner will receive 100 !!!!!!!!!!!
I would prefer it if you didn't give the pony a name or cutie mark, as I like to do that myself But you can if you want :3
You CAN enter more than once if you wish!!!!!!!!!
You may use bases :3
PLEEEEEEEEEEASE journal about this!!!!! Pleasepleaseplease :iconbegplz:
Ends March 5th!!!
Stuffs I like:
Any kind of pony but alicorns, really. (I have a few alicorn OCs already, I don't need any more )
That includes fanspecies, btw! I'd love to see any other types
My favorite colors for ponies are blue, bluey-greens, purples, black, white, and grey, although I pretty much like anything th
FREE PONY RAFFLE !!! CLOSEDSo I was just messing up and made a Sunset Shimmer X Luna shipping adopt. I though to make its price 50-100 but nah- Who the hell would buy her for such a price ? Soo i though to make her free. Here is the pony >FREE PONY RAFFLE !!! CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
DEADLINE IS MARCH 13 ! I CUTTED IT SMALLER BEACUSE NOBODY IS ENTERING NO MORE.
So there will be some rules !!!
- You have to watch me ! ( I dont care if you just watched to enter the raffle- Its fine already ) Tell me if you did or already do !
- Favourite this journal !
- Make your own journal about the giveaway and put a link in this journal !
- Link me YOUR journal !
- Do NOT steal the pony or recolour it !
- After you commented with your link of your journal i will give you a number ! PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR NUMBER !
- I will choo
Featured Movie - FrozenThis post is spoiler free and features concept art! Enjoy!Featured Movie - Frozen1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To see other movie features, go here: http://disney-club.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-Movies-and-Shorts-225465518
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
FMA IconsBRING TO ME YOUR FMA ICONS!!!all kinds acceptedFMA Icons3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i just want to make a journal for my FMA buddies to use when they need their icons :3
Darling Army Art Contest - Win a Pinafore!Hello and welcome! I’ve decided it’s about time that I hosted another art contest! The last one turned up so much talent. I would love to see more ^_^Darling Army Art Contest - Win a Pinafore!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Darling Army wants you! It’s time to put your talent to create the adorable to the test and join the Darling Army! As someone who can’t draw or paint, I always admire those who can create beautiful things with a pen and paper (or tablet and screen XD). I would love to see how the Darling Army inspires you.
Here are some ideas of things I’ve seen in the past:
+ Your own cosplay pinafore, kimono dress, or skirt design
+ A character (ex. Goku, Matt Smith, Castiel, etc.) wearing a Darling Army design
+ Your own Darling Army mascot
HOW TO ENTER
First, create your original artwork! This can be a chalk painting, a sculpture, watercolor, sketch, copic marker, digital art, etc. If you are not working with a digital medium, please scan your art or take a very clean picture of it (but scans are
Project-Name-Origins Contest((Please note this is not an official AA4E contest, ours is coming soon!))Project-Name-Origins Contest9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hey, guys! Aikou here~ I've found a contest here on dA that I think needs some more recognition! I'm most likely going to be entering myself, so please check it out!
Hello and welcome to our first "Project-name-origins" (PNO) contest!
Some time ago we hit our
1 Year anniversary
and so we've decided to celebrate it with an art contest with cash prizes!
Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an artist to participate because we chose a simple PNO related theme for the contest.
Our judges will be looking for the feeling and meaning behind your submissions, rather than the artistic quality of the image.
What do I have to do to participate in the contest?
If you have an DeviantART account become a watcher so you won't miss out any updates on the contest.
You must join the Project-name-origins and add your stor
FAQHere I've compiled a list of the questions I get asked the most often ^_^FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) How long have you been making miniatures?
I started out in July of 2008 with a book by Sue Heaser called Making Doll's House Miniatures with Polymer Clay. It's a fantastic book with very easy to follow tutorials on everything from miniature potatoes to Tiffany style lamps. I was amazed at how such simple clay techniques could produce incredibly realistic results. From there I started using pictures of real food as a reference and it's spiraled into an obsession ever since!
2) Where do you purchase your plates and other miniature accessories?
Luckily there's a local miniatures shop called Little Enchantments (http://www.littleenchantments.com) that has anything doll sized you could possibly ask for. I've also bought dishes and all sorts of cutlery from Ebay.
3) Do you make the plates or just the food?
I only make the food ^_^ The only n
LOKI'DSo this account was created byLOKI'D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To use it, go : iconlokidlaplz : without the spaces
Other wonderful plz account are:
My Deviantart Storyso i noticed alot of people doing this today and thought id pitch in my part lol ^w^My Deviantart Story9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I joined DA a little over 3 years ago when my brother :iconkingduck303: introduced me to it and i started using it most as just a place to find reference pics as i tried to get better at drawing. At that time i only did pencil drawings and had never once used a computer for art. These were some of my first drawings that i uploaded:
Well I didnt get that many comments and rarely faves XD and by that id get maybe one comments ever 3-4 drawings but I didnt let that get to me and kept trying. As time passed I decided to try something new, digital art. I couldnt draw worth a crap with a mouse so i started slow. Id ask permission to use other peoples lineart and just color it in like this:
I really enjoyed it despite the days and days it took me back then to do it XD but my effort and optim
Las Vegas deviantMEET Wrap-Up!Las Vegas deviantMEET Wrap-Up!1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Our first-ever deviantMEET in Las Vegas hit the jackpot!
On Sunday, December 1st, deviants were already lined up outside the doors at 5:00 PM, even though the event wasn't scheduled to start until 5:30! (A handful of amazingly dedicated super deviants arrived as early as 3:30 PM!) Far be it for us to wait to get the party started, so we opened the doors a little early, allowing the crowd to rush in. After signing our guestbook – we know, physical guestbooks are so Web 1.0, but they're great mementos! – our devious artists dispersed to play at the deviantART booth.
Stocked with six Intuos 5 Wacom tablets to play with, a 24-inch Cintiq, SketchBook Pro for sketching and painting, enough table seating for traditional drawing and portfolio review, and bags upon bags of free swag (including stress balls, deviantART Sharpies, and tons of free stickers), everyone found an awesome and creative way to spend their time.
You're Not AloneYou're Not Alone1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all headed for the same fate: dust. Ever
Confession. Im sorry.. well we areHello my fellow Ryceballs. Its been a while since I wrote another journal I do apologize, I have been busy lately with things. Well.. to be honest there has been some frictions.. with us. You might be confused by what I just said.. well ok let me begin by saying thank you to all the supporters over the years first, 6 to be exact! Ry-Spirit began his life on Deviant 6 years ago! Wow long time right?! And I think it is time that I share something with you guys. Just wanna be honest here.. There is no I in Ry-Spirit. But there is an 'Us'. Ry-Spirit.. Umm Ry.. He never existed. I will explain in this journal entry.Confession. Im sorry.. well we are1 year ago in Personal More Like This
6 years ago me and 4 talented friends decided to make an account on Deviantart and created a fictional artist by the name of Ry-Spirit. We all had our own individual Deviantart accounts but we weren't really getting a lot of pageviews and attention, mostly because we have our own lives and don't have all day to just sit down and draw. But we really wanted a page th
Matt Talks Waking The Fallen 10th Anni and New DVDM. Shadows spoke recently with Loudwire about their new DVD and plans to re-release ‘Waking The Fallen’ for its 10th anniversary (even though its 10th anniversary was last year). The re-release will include demos and some old footage of the band with Jimmy.Matt Talks Waking The Fallen 10th Anni and New DVD1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Read the interview here: http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-m-shadows-waking-the-fallen-anniversary-dvd/
Stay tuned for the rest of the interview and updates
Six by Six Collaboration Project (UPDATE)UPDATE Jan 31st: We have seventeen entrants so far, which nicely makes three groups of six! That means there's only ONE slot still open for this month, and you have until the end of the day tomorrow (Feb 1st) to get your name on my list!Six by Six Collaboration Project (UPDATE)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Greetings and salutations! MotleyDreams (formerly pisatielnitsa) at your service! Foolishness aside, I am a new admin here at SixWordStories, here to present a new project idea, for which I need volunteers!
I am looking for six authors to collaborate on writing one six word story each, on the same theme. This will all tie in together to create six lines of six word stories as one 'stanza' of a longer story. (Stanza isn't a good word as it applies to poetry or song, but I can't think of another for a block of short lines that go together.) I would encourage the six authors to brainstorm together, and then invite one person to start. The next person will presumably have some ideas on the topic befor
This so-called MOOD SYSTEMMany people, especially emoticonists, have been wondering about this mood system. As far as I know, spyed came up with the idea, and he told me that it's his favorite project that was released with v5. spyed messaged me around 2am a few nights ago and asked me to take a look at the Mood System. He explained to me what it was and what his vision of it was. I went through the list, adding in emotes and categories/sub-categories. A half-day later, the moods system was complete with 190 total moods and emoticons. Many of these emoticons were not in emoticon legend. I could have picked out more that were in there, but I ultimately decided that it would be a good thing to bring in some new life. Much love goes to Pachunka, dionyziz and the other IT geeks for coding this up in collaboration with the Creative Team. If you have any suggestions for the moods system, feel free to post them here and I'll see what I can do.This so-called MOOD SYSTEM9 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are some other cool things like this o
The Film Poster as Imagination's PortalThe Film Poster as Imagination's PortalThe Film Poster as Imagination's Portal3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Thu Mar 29, 2012, 7:00 PM
For many of us, the first “art gallery” to command our attention (and constant, even daily, monitoring) in our
lives existed within the pages of the local newspaper. It was called “the movie section” and its ever-changing movie
advertisements were like little frames that rarely contained less than pure magic for young imaginations.
The Film Poster has existed since the earliest days of silent movies and the pulse-elevating excitement of the
first sight of an upcoming adventure, action, or sweeping love story that we might have only “heard good things about”
still packs a psychic punch throughout movie lovers today.
Tron v 2.0 by opasinski →
The Road to 100 Million Deviations!DeviantART's 12 million members, the largest collective of artists anywhere in the world, have contributed nearly 100 million deviations! Let the countdown beginThe Road to 100 Million Deviations!5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As a site that many different creatives call home from photographers to game designers to culinary artists what will the 100 millionth deviation be?! Will it be another Flash game to inspire Nintendo's game department? A Simpsons re-creation to compel a hire from Matt Groening? Something to inspire Shia Lebouf's next tattoo? It could be anything!
Bookmark this page now and check back frequently to see what will take home the honor of being named deviantART's 100
Thank You 20K Watchers - Postcard Giveaway!Thank You 20K Watchers - Postcard Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I noticed that I have over 20,000 watchers! Thank you so very much for following me! I can't state how much it means to me to have so many people enjoy my artwork. I appreciate every single , , and comment!
In appreciation to all my watchers, I'm holding a Postcard Giveaway!
Look at dem postcards!! 4x6 and so fresh!
I will send an entire Grumpy Disney set (7 total) of postcards to one lucky winner!
Winners will be announced November 15, 2013
Limit one entry per person
I will notify the winner via a note on November 15, 2013
How do I enter?
fav this journal entry! (I'll use this list on random.org to determine the winner)
Holiday Card Project 2013Holiday Card Project 20131 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
It's back! With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantA
MLP DRESS CONTEST UPDATE - MORE DRESSESHORAY EVERYONE! I'm doing another contest!!! It's a contest to make gala dresses for 3 OCs of mine!MLP DRESS CONTEST UPDATE - MORE DRESSES1 year ago in Personal More Like This
-You can make more than one design for the pony, and make dresses for the 3 ponies!
- Don't steal other people's designs or ideas
-Be original, looking at real life dresses and many other types o pony dresses designs help a lot, just don't copy it!
-It doesn't need to be a vector, but it must show the clear lineart and colors!
Hazel, Angelin AND Honey Bee
Here are the INFO about the dresses!
Hazel is a lonely fire pony ( specie by :iconfirebananablitz: ) she's very simple, so a fire dress with colors like dark red, dark orange/ orange and maybe yellow and black would fit her, and a more plain and simple dress to, with maybe some pattern related to fire or rust and maybe a black long veil ( in the dress no the head)...
Trying to make Sweden smile...:iconsveplz:~ ._.Trying to make Sweden smile...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconLittlesunflower17:~ : D
:iconLittlesunflower17: ~ : )
:iconLittlesunflower17:~ : P
...Why doesn't he like me?! :iconcryforeverplz: