Artist's toolbox: Watercolor EquipmentArtist's toolbox: Watercolor Equipment2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Watercolor Equipment
Watercolor is a painting technique in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble binder. Usually, the result is transparent and appear luminous because the pigments are laid down in a relatively pure form with a few fillers obscuring the pigment color. This medium was never taken as seriously as "high art" techniques such as oil painting and was rather seen as pale and miniaturist, but it's gradually reclaiming it's place as a vehicle for the most beautiful and unexpected artistic expression. Watercolor can be vibrant and large, very vital, spontaneous and leaning a little on luck. All these aspects make watercolor painting a medium with great potential for new discoveries.
✿ This article will introduce the most ba
Collection: The Scottish HighlandsCollection: The Scottish Highlands11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Scottish Highlands
“Outlander” is a new cable series about a young woman who time travels from England at the end of WWII to 1743 Scotland, right before the Second Jacobite Uprising. The science fiction time travel and Scottish civil war themes are simply elaborate devices to justify the heroine engaging in a sizzling “bodice–ripper” romance. The location shoot in the lush eye–popping Scottish Highlands provides a beautiful backdrop for all the hot romance. Even if British reserve, Scottish resolve and cable sex aren’t your cup of tea, the amazing landscapes framing the tale are well worth your time.
2000 Point Fan Art/Fanfic Contest2000 Point Fan Art/Fanfic Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To celebrate the creation of the Skins-Army group http://skins-army.deviantart.com/ (to show case Skins fanart and fanfic) I'm running a Skins fanart/fanfic competition. You can read the Skins webcomic here http://lj-phillips.deviantart.com/
The competition falls into two categories -Fan Art and Fanfic.
Fanart can be:
* An artwork featuring one or more of the Skins characters.
*A comic strip featuirng one or more of the Skins characters
* Pairing of two of the characters (pairing can be canon or non-canon. Yaoi and yuri is fine but porn will not be accepted!)
* 3d model of any of the Skins characters
*A plushie of any of the Skins characters
Prizes for Fanart Category:
1st- Head Shot Painting of you
Putting the 'Art' in Artisan :: PajuteeYou could be forgiven for thinking you were looking at photographs of several cats. But these remarkable works of art are miniature clay sculptures. Yes, not only are they realistic, not only are they meticulously detailed, but they are done so on such a tiny scale. Every sculpture conveys a sense of movement, character, and each is brimming with individualised personality.Putting the 'Art' in Artisan :: Pajutee1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
But the magic doesn't stop there. Pajutee showcases her remarkable versatility with miniature animal sculptures of all kinds. Check out these adorable beauties!
100 Points Randomly Rewards (July 2014)100 Points Randomly Rewards (July 2014)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Contest: Random-Draw ( July 2014 )
Tonight maybe we have another start for this group ,
First this blog ,
To participate in our Contests Just Join our group .
How does the Contest work :
Every member has one chance in this contest , it means we consider one number for each member , then we use this site: http://www.random.org/ for choosing Random numbers (winners) .
And the numbers that are chosen will be for our random members .
This time we consider 4 winners .
and 25 points rewards for every one .
Our April Randomly Winners .
:iconkkatethewolff: (number:29932 )
:iconND4SPD911: (number:11343 )
CLOSED - St Patrick's Green Theme Giveaway Prizes increased! More chances of winning! Yay!CLOSED - St Patrick's Green Theme Giveaway1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If have gotten to know me well enough, I am sure you have come to learn that one of my favourite colours is green.
To which, embracing Saint Patrick's Day and my favourite colour; this contest is all about the color green!
1 Person will get 100 & Feature on Unforgettable-Time and Finnyanne's page
Collection: StaircasesCollection: Staircases9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Modern elevators have made “skyscrapers” possible—buildings with so many floors that reaching them only by stairway access would be a ridiculous and exhausting proposition. And so stairways have become hidden in blandly utilitarian “fire exit” stairwells. Even buildings now designed with no more than two or three floors save space with elevators rather than having a central stairway. And so one of the glories of our most beautiful architecture is rapidly disappearing, being preserved only in private mansion residences. It is a pity.
There is something magical in a stairway—this structure endlessly “in motion,
The Stephen King Drinking Game (We All Float!):iconwutplz: http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/28239-it#josc470014 :iconballoonseesplz:The Stephen King Drinking Game (We All Float!)5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have now actually done this.
:iconspidersplz::iconsaysplzh, Good GOD Man, that's been known to KILL people!
1 Shot for the story taking place in Maine (might as well just take this one as the DVD is loading up)
1 Shot for the Monster's origins never being explained (at least in the movies)
1 Shot for the 1-Dimensional Bully with no redeeming values
1 Shot for the same Bully characters seeing Violence & Murder as the only answer
1 Shot for Rednecks
1 Shot for Abusive Assholes
1 Shot for Alcoholics (sadly, the last 3 are often separate, even if they're all rolled into one)
1 Shot for a disappointing or anti-climactic payoff at the end (A SPIDER?!)
1 Shot for the bland or disappointing ending (so his wife's fine. Whoopdeedoo)
And I even took the liberty to throw in my own shots.
1 Shot for "The Magic Negro" (King may have invented this one and it sur
Yuki X Reader Part 3Last Time~~~~Yuki X Reader Part 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Kyo, I like Yuki."
"You what!!!!!" screaed Kyo. "I said that I LIKE YUKI!!!!" screamed (Y/N) back to Kyo. Kyo became dazed and apparently stopped breathing for a couple of minutes. "Kyo are you alright." (Y/N) said curiously. "No I am not all right why do you have to love that damn rat... why him... why alwasy him." mumbled Kyo. You looked at him with sad eye "I am sorry Kyo but for some reason I just love him. I can't explain it but I think it is love." Kyo looked at you, "You think it is love or you know it is love." You just stood there now confused as ever.
*Yuki's inner thougths*
Uhgg you IDOIT why did you leave them alone. Nevermind it is obvious that (Y/N) I mean Miss. (L/N) doesn't like me. Why am I so frustrated ughh... why him... why does it alwasy have to be him, that stupid cat for goodness sake. No I need to forget this and move on. Yeah that right move on frget (Y/N) I mean Miss. (L/N).
*Outside Yuki's thoughts*
Secret Santa Swap Results!Sorry for the delay guys here is the journal to see everyone's work. If you are still missing your doll please let me know so i can do everything I can to help you and your partner finish, it's quite late now!Secret Santa Swap Results!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconDLChart: + :iconEviecats:
:iconSonsationalCreations: + :iconHobergje: TBA
:iconBlimeycat: + :iconEscaron:
:iconGraywolf120: + :iconFeatheredcritter:
:iconBaileysbeasts: + :iconEviecats:
:iconToratheMaestro: + :iconKillslay-steelclaw: Art Doll Secret Santa 2014 : Baku by Killslay-steelclaw
:iconBelle43: ???+ :icon13anana: ???
:iconSparrowWrightheart: Secret Santa Doll for Quirk-Key by SparrowWrightheart + :iconQuirk-key: Cookies Reference Sheet by Quirk-Key
:iconFoxfeather248: Egyptian Vulture Doll Collage by Foxfeather248+ :iconAnyaBoz:
5 DIY Photography Gadgets Artists Toolbox5 DIY Photography Gadgets 4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello and welcome to another round of Artist's Tools!
Today we'll channel our inner craftsmen and create fancy DIY photography equipment.
This tutorial is for everyone, from beginner to professional. You only need a mediocre crafting talent to create the listed equipment.
The displayed DIY gadgets are mostly basic, so it is possible that professionals already possess the them. But that doesn't mean a different approach will not boost your results. See for yourself!
The DIY Gadgets
1. Camera Stabilizator
2. Custom Bokeh Effects
3. Ring Flash
4. Bounce Wall
5. Soft Box
5.1 Product Photography Version
5.2 Studio Photography Version
What do I need for this tutorial?
I only curated DIY tutorials which are executable with a low amount of money and/or materials that
Birthday Giveaway! 1000-2000 Points!EDIT :I extended the giveaway by a few days due to work, but I also added more points in since you have to wait a few more days. I hope that's fair. We now have 500+ people so the winner will receive 1700 points. If 1000+ people participate, the prize will be 2500 points.Birthday Giveaway! 1000-2000 Points!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
(This is a repost, if you have already entered you do not need to do anything)
My birthday was May 6th and I turned 25. I decided to celebrate on DA with a contest, and the winner gets 1000 points! If we get 500 people participating, the prize will be 1500 points. If somehow 1000+ people participate, the prize will be 2000 points. Right now 288 wonderful people are participating.
RULES:It's really easy to participate in. All you have to do is be one of my watchers and fav this journal. You can also earn up to 4 more entries by leaving comments on my artwork. One comment equals an extra entry. Just let me know by leaving a comment on th
Best of September Submissions Group Rules Current Contest Our GalleryBest of September Submissions11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to Magnify-Life's Best of August!!
Hello lovely members!! And Welcome to our second feature!! This month we are showing off the best submissions of September!! In the next few weeks look forward to our very first contest. Until then please enjoy some of the amazing macro works submitted by you our members!!
Collection: Board RushCollection: Board Rush8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The California surfboarder has been the symbol of youthful rebellion and non–conformal lifestyles since the 1950s. The siren call of a unique experience tinged with great danger, an ever–tempting “rush” for American males, has always made surfers and surfing the subjects of “freedom” themed photography and paintings.
But what of land–locked urban youth with no ocean access? The skateboard was originally invented by surfers to have something to do when waves were flat. It wasn’t until the 1970s that these surfboards–with–wheels took on their unique identity as a separate pastime and competi
KAGAMINE RIN AND LEN CONTEST!!! [CLOSED]LISTEN UP! THIS IS GOING TO BE THE LAST EXTENSION, PLEASE FAV AND SHARE THIS CONTEST SO THAT WE HAVE MORE CONTESTANTS. THANKS!KAGAMINE RIN AND LEN CONTEST!!! [CLOSED]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
AUGUST 22ST 2012- MORNING
Congrats to the participants who entered My Hatsune Miku Contest and I know everyones really excited to know the two lucky winners~ Only a few more days~
Kagamine Rin and Len contest:
Please tell me if you are interested in donating prize(s) which includes points and art! I really need more prizes! I think the prizes so far aren't enough!!!(i know what your thinking...)
You pick for what place you want to donate to... all of them is even better!!! It would be much appreciated, thank you soso much!
WINNERS ARE BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE PARTICIPATING... SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WINNERS!!!
How to enter:
All you need to do is to:
-Favorite this journal.
-Draw a Picture of Kagamine Rin and Len !!!
NO EDITS, IT CANNOT BE TRACED!
YOU COULD SUBMIT INFINITE ENTRIES!!!
PLEASE HELP SAVE THIS DOG, DONATE.A dog's jaw has been broken, severely.PLEASE HELP SAVE THIS DOG, DONATE.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The dog need 3k in order to get it fixed or it will die.
It's in immense pain, it's just a puppy.
images of dog (SEVERE GORE WARNING) http://38.media.tumblr.com/e7c63beaf0fb92c3bbf9db35cfa774fe/tumblr_n8qepgzT9N1tskj1bo2_500.jpg
https://www.youcaring.com/brokenjaw <- link to donate (gorey picture warning)
For direct donations, please contact Oakland Veterinary Referral Services at (248) 334-6877.
IF YOU CAN SPEND 45 DOLLARS ON A PONY ADOPTABLE, YOU CAN DONATE 5 DOLLARS TO A DOG THAT NEEDS HELP.
PLEASE SPREAD THIS INFORMATION AROUND, PROMOTE THIS. PLEASE.
you dont have to tell me youre sorry you cant donate/help.
just spread the journal, i dont need to know if you personally cannot donate, just try to find someone that will
tumblr post to reblog/spread word http://punk
Links to all the Stereotype Stories done..Here's all the links!!~Links to all the Stereotype Stories done..3 years ago in Personal More Like This
British Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5p2ivx
American Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5p2n99
German Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5p2r7j
Canadian Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5p2vs4
Russian Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5p30cb
Italian Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5p3wmi
French Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5p3ywt
Norwegian Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5p57lr
Japanese Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5p85wq
Scottish Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5pbwg6
Chinese Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5pcxe8
Icelandic Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5pg8of
Prussian Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5q76h5
Belarusian Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5sajp8
Swedish Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5san9c
Spanish Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5upz4h
Lithuanian Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5zu158
South Italian Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d5zu3lx
Finnish Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d6nud6q
NEW!Swiss Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d72vofw
NEW!Australian Stereotypes: http://fav.me/d748t0v
Hetalia E zonesOk. Soooo i have a list of E-zones and i wanna debate your oppions.Hetalia E zones5 years ago in Personal More Like This
England (eye brows)
Hong kong (eyebrows)
Russia (bare neck)
Germany (behind ears)
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An Introduction To Fine MetalworkingCommunity WeekAn Introduction To Fine Metalworking2 years 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
The Thank You Giveaway! 2000 points!Hey Everyone!The Thank You Giveaway! 2000 points!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I promised you all another giveaway and here it is! This is a way to say thank you for all the support and well wishes on my birthday, it was really appreciated. A lot of you voted so this time we will have 10 winners and each gets 200 points! Thank you for voting!
RULES:It's really easy to participate in. All you have to do is be one of my watchers and fav this journal. You can also earn up to 4 more entries by leaving comments on my artwork. One comment equals an extra entry. Just let me know by leaving a comment on this journal with how many comments you left. Not confusing at all, right? I will try and get more artwork up so you have more choices if you choose to leave comments to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is July 31st, Midnight, Central Standard Time. I will announce the winner between August 1st and 3rd. Good luck, and thank you for being the aw
EXERCISE 21: GoldenHow Exercises work and how can I participate?EXERCISE 21: Golden1 year ago in Personal More Like This
On Mondays we will create a new exercise with a new topic and goal with either a 1 week or 2 week goal.The community will submit their own work along with myself and provide feedback or tips on the submissions.On Friday, March 21st THIS post will be updated with the new images and any learning tips and techniques learned along the way.How can I participate? – Read the exercise challenge below and submit your image via the “Submit Image” button below.
Exercise 21 (E21) – Golden
EXERCISE: To create the appearance of Gold on 6 different subject matters.
Two (2) Week Drawing Exercise!
You can use gold on many different materials and surfaces from a go
Beadwork feature - shaped flowersFlowers in this feature, unlike the ones in Flowery beadweavings feature, were not made just by "painting" flower in beaded fabric using different coloured beads and, unlike French beaded flowers, don't need wire in order to get or keep shape. These were made using different sizes of beads, different stitches, different tension, by increasing, decreasing and shaping the beaded fabric. There are many different ways to make a shaped flower - from veryBeadwork feature - shaped flowers3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
simple (think single daisy in daisy chain) to very complex. I'll provide several tutorials and lots of eye candy.
Brick stitched flower
Short review of most popular semiprecious gemsSHORT REVIEW OF MOST POPULAR SEMIPRECIOUS GEMSShort review of most popular semiprecious gems2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello, it's me again!
Today I'd like to show you a little who-is-who in gemstone world. It will be probably most useful for jewelry makers but gems are used in so many artisan crafts that I hope even those of you who don't make jewelry will find the article interesting. So here we go!
Since I'd like to stay on topic, today's article will be just about popular stones, not about differences between precious and semiprecious or definitions or tips how not to buy a piece of crap instead of real stone. Maybe I will write about those things in future and if you have any questions or need help with identifying some stones feel free to note me, I'll be happy to help
Now let's get those stones rollin'
Quartz is one of the most popular minerals. It's a base for many other gems, like chalcedony, agate, jasper and others. The name 'quartz' is reserved for macro-crystals of tr