The Truth in PhotographyAs you might know, one of the biggest controversies of the moment is the outcome of the Contest Pictures of The Year International.The Truth in Photography2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This photo, from Chip Litherland, was the winner.
The controversy? The process by which the image was obtained: a cellular phone.
And, of course, without the natural colors but with the treatment we learned to recognize: Hipstamatic.
Without taking sides, and only making some questions, let's see:
Why and how the photo was taken? Because the photographer was there and used the reachable method at the time.
Is it a manipulation? Well, the colors, tones, contrasts are not natural.
The reality is there, depicted, but the obtained image is just an interpretation. As usual.
But doesn't your camera interpret the reality in a different way from mine? Even with the same camera and model, in the same place, it's possible to interpret the reality in a different way: all we have to do is tweak pre-set modes. Is this not true
Friday night Street Specials v7.3Friday night Street Specials v7.32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A weekly selection amongst the images that were suggested as DDs
or simply impressed me and I think they deserve more attention.
Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.
If you like what you see, this article
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.
Have a nice weekend!
Face Your Monster Contest! TweetFace Your Monster Contest!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Monster Mask by $kozispoon
Artwork by $dxd
Monster Mask by $damphyr
Halloween is just around the corner and many deviants are already preparing costumes, pumpkins, and decorations. But our favorite spooktacular holiday just wouldn't be complete without gruesome ghouls and dastardly demons. Are you ready to Face Your Monster?!
Inspired by `manic-cure's recent community project, we're challenging you to make your face into a monster.
Read Official Rules »
Using traditional art materials, turn your face into a monster. Take a
picture of your face and upload to the contest gallery.
Take a photograph of your fac
Syn's Dithering TutorialWhat is dithering?Syn's Dithering Tutorial2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Dithering is a pixel art process used to blend blocks of colour together or help apply a texture to a pixelled surface. Within emoticons it is most commonly used when making pixelled backgrounds, however it can be used in a number of other areas, e.g. massive emote bases, pixel objects etc. In this tutorial, we will focus on how 2 colours can be blended with dithering.
To break dithering down into simple terms, it is achieved by simply taking the colours from the two blocks of colour and placing individual pixels of each on the opposite side. This creates a region where the two colours merge together to create a more blended colour transition instead of a clear line between the two.
Dithering can seem like a complex process, but it's really not. Once you get the basic idea and technique, it's just all about practice and over time you'll learn how to apply it to a number of different situations. There are many dithering styles which can be
Shojo Fashion Manga Art School : Year 3Good news everyone! I've been approved for the third installment of Shojo Fashion books! Krisanne and I are still in the planning stages, so this one won't be out until 2014.Shojo Fashion Manga Art School : Year 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, thank you to all of you that have purchased books 1 and 2, or if you've picked 'em up at libraries, had a look in bookstores etc. Thanks for your compliments and kind words (I read all the feedback you guys leave me here on DA and elsewhere). You are the reason that I have the opportunity to keep going with these books (seriously, those book sales numbers don't come from thin air!)
Book 1 focused on girls. Book 2 was advanced lessons in clothes, various bodytypes and ages. Book 3 will be focused on boys.
The difference of boy's anatomy/facial structure as compared to girls, lots men's fashions, and more examples on varying bodytypes and ages. I think this will be a really good book to round out the series.
The setup will closely follow book 1. The chapter titles will be the same, with anatomy and clo
Help support our application to manage .ARTView in SpanishHelp support our application to manage .ART2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
DeviantART announced a month ago that through a new organization, Dadotart we applied to manage a new Top Level Domain (TLD) called “.ART.” We are committed to having the .ART TLD — the Internet addresses that could end in .ART — organized and distributed with the full participation of the global art community.
We need your help!
We need your help to show public support for the Dadotart application. The application process to manage a TLD is long, arduous, and intricate. Help us gather as a true art-centric community. And please spread the word to everyone who loves the arts or is part of the arts because we aim to have .ART be home to everyo
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
Lady Gaga, Reduced to Ashes, A Phoenix to AriseLady Gaga, Reduced to Ashes, A Phoenix to Arise2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Reduced to AshesA Phoenix to Arise
If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it.
Today, Lady Gaga’s throne as a reigning pop diva is a 24 carat gold wheelchair, emergency hip surgery forcing the cancellation of her latest tour – a betrayal more devastating for her than for the typical performer, given her relationship with her fans. Her body has finally broken in sacrifice to the needs of her monsters for constant contact and reassurance. The question now is whether this brutal brush with her own mortality will result in the pop goddess pulling back from the edge – or only drive her to new heigh
Join a SOPA and PIPA debate What are SOPA and PIPA?Join a SOPA and PIPA debate3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The United States Congress is proposing two laws that address the problem of wide-scale unlicensed distribution on the Internet of motion pictures, songs, trademarked goods, and patented pharmaceuticals.
One of the proposals is called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and would direct search engines in the United States to block Internet sites outside the United States that are primarily engaged in distributing unlicensed content.Another proposal called PIPA (Protect IP Act) would block websites located in the United States as well.The Obama administration is putting a stop to these proposals. It wants the Internet companies and the content companies to get together and come up with more functional and less destructive solutions.
Cell phone resolution listHere is a list of cell phone resolutions and color depths for many domestically-released cell phones. I'm posting this so people will see what sort of images are and aren't acceptable in this Gallery.Cell phone resolution list11 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
P300 - 120x160, 4096 colors.
LX5350 - 120x133, 65k colors.
v60 color - 96x64, 4096 colors.
t720 - 120x160, 4096 colors.
t721 - 120x160, 4096 colors.
t722 - 120x160, 4096 colors.
t730 - 120x160, 4096 colors.
515 - 128x160, 65k colors.
525 - 128x160, 65k colors.
3588 - 96x65, 4096 colors.
3589 - 95x65, 4096 colors.
ALL OTHERS - 128x128, 4096 colors.
4900 - 128x120, 4096 colors.
5300 - 176x132, 65k colors.
8100 - 128x160, 65k colors.
RL2000 - 128x120, 4096 colors.
RL2500 - 176x132, 65k colors.
VM4500 - 176x132, 65k colors.
a500 - 128x160, 4096 colors.
a600 - 128x160, 65k colors.
e715 - 128x128, 65k colors.
n400 - 128x128, 40