Awesome Art.IA feature of some of my recent favorites and amazing art I've found
Shiny Steampunk Tribal earrings in golden tone by Verope
Freezing time by AmelieyTreble by NitTataTag 64 by SilverInkblot
Signs of a hard life by Linealonhoiden
Self Existence by DarebrotherEndless by zoomzoomFireworks 3 by DaXXe
Be An Active Watchee We all want active watchers; people that comment on our deviations and add them to their favorites. That get involved in whatever projects we have going on, polls we post or anything else. Active watchers are awesome and we're lucky to have them. But are you an active watchee?Be An Active Watchee1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Some people return watches, some people don't. However you do it, a big key to have active watchers for most of us is to be active in return! But what is an active watchee?
Being an active watchee isn't really that hard, it's just boils down to being involved with your watchers and being part of their deviantART experience too. They watched you for whatever reasons they did. Let it be your artwork, your community involvement, your bribery... whatever it is, they watched you for a reason, reasons we shall appreciate because we are respectable people after all! So without further babbling or .gifs,
5 Steps to Being an Active Watchee
1. Stay regular
Activity vs. Community When combining millions of artists working with different media, style, experience level, etc. being here can become overwhelming and finding your "place" can seem almost impossible. Throughout the last few weeks I've noticed more and more people asking "how can I be more active?" and "how do I get involved in the community?"Activity vs. Community2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are both the same question and completely different questions at the same time. Though the answers to both are quite similar if not the same the difference between activity and community is huge! We're going to cover the answers and difference to both of those in this article.
There are three basic ways to being active on dA and getting involved the community. Everything after this will actually lead right back to these three things.
Commenting: is the best and most effective way to particicpate in our community becaus
Why You Should Still Be Experimenting As we began our trek into the world of art most of us spent a decent amount of time experimenting to find our niche.Why You Should Still Be Experimenting1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
But for many artists, once they find their place and style they often stop listening for any other callings.
What Exactly do You Mean by "Experiment".
Trying new things - of course we should experiment and text our tools, that's one of the first steps to becoming an artist in learning what you're working with and how to use your resources and tools to produce the best outcome for your art. What this article is about however is going outside your style and technique.
Why Should You Experiment?
Experimenting is a crucial part of learning. It's also a giant piece of expanding, improving and adding to what you already have. Imagine if the first thing you created was all you ever did. I'd be taking photo after photo of the sunrise: two problems with that are I'm not a mining person
Writer's Block: Of Course It's RealLiterature BasicsWriter's Block: Of Course It's Real1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Ever feel like no matter what you do, you just. can't. write?
You're not alone. Many other writers have been in the same situation, left frustrated and exhausted trying to get through this. But what can you do about it?
What is Writer's Block?
According to wikipedia
"Writer's block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work. The condition ranges in difficulty from coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce work for years.
Steps to Overcoming Writers Block
Quit. At least for now, take a step back and breathe. The more you struggle the more worked up you become and the worse the block seems to get. Before anything else, give your mind a break for a bit and come back. Sometimes that's all you even need to do. Remember, your mind, just like your body needs rest.
Awesome Articles for EveryoneThese are some seriously awesome and helpful articles for almost any deviant out there.Awesome Articles for Everyone2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Someday I'll actually organize these into categories, but until then, ENJOY
The Inevitability of Individuality by BloodshotInk
5 Reasons to Believe in Yourself & 5 Reasons to Love Your Job by jane-beata
25 Life Lessons from Mental Illness & Be Kind to Yourself
How To Be A Productive WriterHow To Be A Productive WriterHow To Be A Productive Writer1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
You know the type: the writer who submits something new everyday, who floods your inbox with new poems and prose pieces that they somehow had time to write since the last time you logged in to dA. How do they do it? Are there more than 24 hours in their day? Do they have chunks of spare time that you don't? Super discipline? Magic powers?
It may seem like a strange and mystical phenomenon, but believe it or not, that person is probably just as busy as you are. Even more unbelievable: you can become that person, too. It doesn't take magic powers or a high tolerance to lack of sleep or loads of spare time, but it does take discipline. Ready? Okay.
Actually, not quite ready yet. You know when you're really on a roll, when you're writing and writing and suddenly... you stop to check Facebook? Yeah. Whether it be Facebook or email or the refrigerator or deviantART, we want to get rid of distractions. Move to a distraction-free ar
Literary Terminology GuideLit Basics WeekLiterary Terminology Guide1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.
Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.
An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.
A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.
A reference to someth
101 Ways to Help the CommunitySuggest a Daily Deviation by noting the appropriate Community Volunteer.101 Ways to Help the Community2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Nominate a deviant as a Senior Member by noting fourteenthstar with your suggestion.
Write an article for projecteducate. Take a look at the Schedule and check out the Community Week Guidelines if you'd like to contribute your knowledge!
Send a note to ProjectPorkchop to suggest a talented but under-appreciated artist to be included in the next Porkchop feature.
Suggest a Daily Literature Deviation by sending a note to one of the admins here.
Grant the wish at dAWishingWell by keeping an eye out for one of these wish feature blogs: Fishing for Wishes, Wish Fondue, and the Wishing Jar.
Support the dAWishingWell by donating to TheWishingWidget.
When and How to EditLit Basics WeekWhen and How to Edit1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Earlier in the week I got into what editing is and how to love it. Now, let's talk about the entrée following this apéritif: when to edit, and how to do it. And, perhaps even more importantly, how to stop.
Stop, you say?!
Yeah, it's really not that hard to get caught up in this perfectionist funk where all you do is wind around in circles on the same piece. Curb it from the beginning by having an idea of where you want to end. What should the reader walk away thinking about? What should the reader walk away feeling? Do things move fast enough to be interesting?
I stop editing when I get to a point where all my edits are just minor wording tweaks. At that point I'll go back and forth, and I'm not even changing the overall impression the story creates. If it's not productive, it's not worthwhile.
Now that we've gotten dessert out of the way:
May Challenge: Objects in Nature [4 days left!]Let's try this again shall we? YES we shallMay Challenge: Objects in Nature [4 days left!]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You monthly challenge is finally back!
Our May theme will be: Objects in Nature. This is a pretty broad subjects; so a lot of you should be entering this
The submission folder will be open from today [1.May.2014] until 31.May.2014
you can submit your works in THIS FOLDER!
Entries must have been created in 2014
Images must fit the theme [objects in nature]
It must follow Still-Life-Stills group rules
Creating Awesome Features [+Contest Winners] Feature Contest Winners!!!Creating Awesome Features [+Contest Winners]1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This was seriously one of the hardest contests I have ever judged, but alas we finally have winners
:iconconnyduck: ConnyDuck with The Faces of Traditional Art 2
:iconmimi-min: & :iconstarhavenstudios:
Entries were judged on multiple aspects. Layout, style & appearance, sticking to the theme, activity of deviants [yes, I checked to see if those featured were active or had been gone since], not being too overwhelming/underwhelming, among other variables such as having not been snagged off t
September Challenge: Possessions [1 week left!] Welcome to September! As you may have noticed we skipped over August, and I apologize for that as I was away...September Challenge: Possessions [1 week left!]11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
so first! our July winners for letters in still life are:
Eat me by thedaydreaminggirl
I Love U by ElyneNoir
now onto our September challenge..
Possessions. Capture your favorite possession(s) and show them to us!
The submission folder will be open from today until 30.September.2014
you can submit your works in
The Art of CritiquingThe Art of Critiquing1 year ago in Personal Journal More Like This
You are probably (hopefully!) already aware that deviantART allows users to comment on each other's deviations. What you may or may not have noticed is that dA also has a handy feature called Critiques. Critiques are a Premium Member feature that allows users to leave in-depth observations of your work in addition to a ratings system. A critique allows the artist to receive specific comments about their work.
Before we begin, let’s take a look at what deviantART designed the critique system to be:
“Critique is designed to be a thorough evaluation of a Deviation on a number of different qualities. It is intentionally designed to inspire thoughtful and constructive feedback from committed Artists and Enthusiasts to fellow Artists requesting meaningful responses to their artwork.” ( :faq95: )
Generally speaking, a critique is not intende
2014 Positivity Project So after my post last night I started thinking; positive thinking; I want to do something to promote positivity throughout the world, not just in my life so I decided to start a 2014 Positivity Project using a tumblr blog and hopefully make it grow more throughout the year.2014 Positivity Project1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The 5 W's
What? The whole point of this project is to spread positivity through photographing inspirational/positive/motivational/uplifting quotes written on paper
When? NOW! You can do one once a month, week, day or just only once. However many times you want to do it! My goal is to collect 365 positive quote photos by the end of this year. If you do one, leave a comment in this journal, on my page or send me a note and I will add it to
Cupcakes + Cookies Contest [The Winners!]The Winners Are...Cupcakes + Cookies Contest [The Winners!]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
but first a special thank you to sesam-is-open and A-Wakefield for helping me judge there were so many great entries, I couldn't do it on my own this time! Thank you ladies
As well - to everybody who donates thank you all TONS! You and the participants are the ones who really made this contest great!
1st Place: white-dragon-freya
Check out more of her awesome work HERE!
2nd Place: CakeUpStudio
See more of her awesome bake
.penguin.what good are these feathers,.penguin.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
if I cannot fly?
July Challenge: LettersI apologize, I'm a little bit late this monthJuly Challenge: Letters1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
...but first, the winners of the Breakfast Challenge
1st Place: cloduy with
2nd place: jon-wild with
Winners - please give us some time to receive your prizes!
Now Onto our July Challenge
Letters in still life. Any still life object with a letter or letters involved.
The submission folder will be open from today until 31.July.2014
you can submit your works in THIS FOLDER!
Entries must have be