Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-1-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-1-156 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJune 1, 2015
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It's Monday, Again
Today, aspire to give someone a helping hand.
San Francisco Has America's First Cat Cafe
We did it as an April Fool's joke this year but it seems as though the joke is now on us. KitTea is San Francisco
Halloween Events and Contests 2013There are lots of opportunities to get involved with events, chats, games, challenges and contests hosted by members of the communityrelations team! Find below an extensive list of all the Halloween shenanigans� that are heading your way and that have already begun!Halloween Events and Contests 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Contests and Challenges
October 20th - October 31st.
Anthro Halloween Drawing Contest
Medium: All except Literature
Date: 18th September - 1st November
Contest: Trick or Treat Contest
Medium: Varied sub-categories of Artisan Crafts
Date: Now until 1st November
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5-22-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5-22-156 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskMay 22, 2015
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Monday, May 25th is Memorial Day in the US and as such, the DeviantArt team will be enjoying a three-day weekend. While we won't be posting headlines on Monday, we will be back to our regularly scheduled programming on Tuesday. Have an excellent weekend!
What Not to Ask a Transgender Peson
Being Kind to YourselfImage from gradlifethrugifs on tumblr.comBeing Kind to Yourself2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When Lyricanna suggested I write a mental health article on being kind to yourself, I naturally loved the idea and set aside some time to do it. But, I gotta confess . . . this is much harder than I had anticipated! What does "being kind to yourself" really mean?
So, I'll describe some things that I do for myself, and maybe it'll strike a chord with some of you. I want to hear what you do, though!
Sometimes we hear, "be kind to yourself!" and we think, "Wow, but I really screwed something up. I shouldn't let myself off the hook so easily for screwing things up!"
I feel this way often, pretty much every time I make a mistake, in fact! But we have to be more responsible about our mistakes. They are simply mistakes, and, even when they are huge, life will go on. There is a great amount of power to simply saying, "I made a mistake, and I apologize. What can I
Feel the ForceOr YODA's Lessons on Street Photography.Feel the Force2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Yeah, well, blame it on the fact that my kids forced me to watch a marathon of Star Wars episodes.
1) PATIENCE YOU MUST HAVE, my young Padawan
"Street photography requires patience. More often than not I come home with nothing, but it’s the times that I do come home with a photo that will be with me forever, that makes it so worthwhile. (...) Street photography is about searching, finding and reacting…" – Jesse Marlow
"Buy a good pair of comfortable shoes, have a camera around your neck at all times, keep your elbows in, be patient, optimistic and don’t forget to smile." – Matt Stuart
“I only know how to approach a place by walking. For what does a street photographer do but walk and watch and wait and talk, and then watch and wait some more, trying to remain confident that the une
PE: Story Planning Week!Greetings everyone and welcome to another fun-packed week at projecteducate! This week has been teamed back up with CRLiterature and will be focussing on story planning!PE: Story Planning Week!2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
What do we mean by “story planning”?
Planning a story sounds like an easy task- even at primary school level you are taught that a story must have a beginning, a middle and an end. However there are plenty of important elements that build a story; a lot of prep work that can actually improve the quality of your novel writing in the long run. This can cover almost anything- from world building, character development, creating past history and plot mapping etc. There is a huge range of elements that can turn your idea into a strong well-structured novel.
Are you going to tell me how to write a novel?
Not exactly. We can’t tell you how to approach your novel and how to write it from chapter 1 through to the end. We’re not giv
Featured - SeptemberA bit late this monthFeatured - September1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just awesome art
land of ice by m-u-h-a Cold and Warm Wind by yanadhyana flower crowns by koyamori What have I done.. by Nerior fight by m-u-h-a Real Dream by caly-graphie programmer (commission) by Ripushko On that windy night I lost my youth by crazygrin planet Sunday by Laterne-Magica Owls by IrenHorrors Commission: Sumoka by Kutty-Sark Arethusa by IrenHorrors Bookmarks set 5 by yanadhyana ~goodbye, summer~ by Oc-artist-Kat Space Valley. by AnnaArmona
Merlin, Code Lyoko, Harry Potter
Young Merlin by PerlaMarina
Starry Aelita by CluelessGhost RD: Odd Della Robbia by StormSongz William Dunbar by blueJG Virtualization by Millyoko&
Quick Photo Manip Tips and TricksPhoto Manipulation WeekQuick Photo Manip Tips and Tricks6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
For the last week, I've reached out to you guys to find out what kind of tutorials you would be most interested in seeing! Once I collected the topics, I reached out to as many artists that I could find that were advanced in those topics to help write a "mini" tutorial full of tips and tricks for you guys.
"Overall Painted Look"
"My techniques is pretty much simple and the soft painted look can be achieved quite easily. What I do is:
Using a spot healing brush I remove spots, if any from the skin.
Then use a mixer brush over it using the following values:
Wet: 17%, Load: 15%, Mix: 17%, Flow: 18%, which not only smoothens the skin but also softens it.
At the end of it all, I dodge and burn wherever necessary. Alternatively, I use a white brush of low opacity somewhere between 30-35% and paint over the highlights, then apply a Gaussian blur of 15-16 pixels. and for the shadows I go over them with a much lower opaci
Asexuality: I am louder than who I say am"I've found that people think it's okayAsexuality: I am louder than who I say am2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
to have all kinds of sexual orientation..."
"...as long as you have one.
If you don't then you're broken."
The Asexual Orientation
Asexuality is a sexual orientation where a person does not experience sexual attraction. One out of every hundred people is likely to be asexual and facts such as this are still pushing boundaries and challenging the thought that the pursuit of happiness doesn't have to include sexual attraction.
I am very passionate about creating bridges of understanding, as I have said many times before. To understand asexuality better, take into consideration that there are different ways of being attracted to a person and that these attractions are not necessarily tied together.
[Winner!] +10.000 Watchers Lottery ! SPECIAL +10.000 WATCHERS LOTTERY[Winner!] +10.000 Watchers Lottery !2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And the winner is...
Thank you for all your participations and kind words!
Have a great day everyone!!
JE VIENS DE DEPASSER LES +10.000 WATCHERS SUR DEVIANTART !!
C'est quelque chose d'énorme que j'ai encore un peu de mal réaliser !
Merci à vous tous qui suivez mon travail ici depuis tout ce temps, ça me fait vraiment chaud au coeur !
Merci !! ヽ(*´∀｀)ノ
I'VE JUSTE REACHED +10.000 WATCHERS ON DEVIANTART !!
This is something great that I don't really realize right now!
Thank you to you all for keeping following my work through all this time, this is so warm-hearted to me!
Thank you so much!! ヽ(*´∀｀)ノ
Et pour vous remercier, j'a
IT'S CONTEST-TIME!Hey all!IT'S CONTEST-TIME!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's that time again - time for a little raffle!
The prize is relatively small this time; basically a line-art portrait of the character chosen by the winner... I might slap some basecolor onto it, or polish it a bit, but I really can't promise that as the time I have available for art has become really really seriously limited.
Also I will not give a set time when I'll be finished with it. It might take months, it might take weeks, or it might take hours. It depends so if you're the winner, please be patient and no rushing, k? I will finish it, but at my own pace.
[Edit] People, please note that the prize-art is lineart only, and will only show the neck, head, hair, ears, face, and possible horns/hat/head-gear or -accessories!
SO. On to the rules. There are two.
1. Fave this journal. Once I'm picking the winner I will use a random number-generator to create a number, then find the participant from the faves list with
Daily Literature Deviations for July 28th, 2013Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for July 28th, 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for July 28th, 2013
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the features and congratulate the artists!
For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
of your pi
ART COMPETION! + Donation Rewards*Please scroll to the bottom for new updates!*ART COMPETION! + Donation Rewards2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, in simple, i'm having a contest.
Im looking for drawings of the adopts I have at the moment as I really don't want them to go to waste!
Anyway, my tablet broke so I couldn't make a reference sheet for any of them, but now that you are here then I can get start ^^
I kind of went a bit crazy buying adoptables and i've ended up with more than I thought i would get.
The contest will end on Sunday, the 25th of May.
What you have to do:
Draw any of my many characters I've adopted in any style you like, they will be listed at the bottom of this journal.
You may draw as many as you like in one entry, but be aware that I will also be rating you on links, so if you just add all the characters on my list to your drawing then you might get a lower rating.
You can make as many entries as you like, but only one may place in the rankings, so i'm basically ranking
The Wind Rises ContestThe Wind Rises Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Celebrate the art of Hayao Miyazaki and the North American theatrical release of his last film, "The Wind Rises" by creating a very special Tribute to the film's art. Your Tribute will be used to promote the release of "The Wind Rises" on deviantART.
We ask that you combine elemen
OFFICIAL FISHEYE PLACEBO WEBSITE IS UP!I finally did it! It took months of sleepless nights and endless coding but I finally finished it! The official Fisheye Placebo website with lots of never before seen concept art and extras is now up atOFFICIAL FISHEYE PLACEBO WEBSITE IS UP!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In other news, I'm honored to be part of deviantART's How-to Panel: Creator + Audience this Saturday 7/20 at 12:15 in Room 2 at the San Diego Comic Con! http://comic-con.deviantart.com/ If you're already going, be sure to drop by our panel!
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 3Photoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics 32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm back with writing my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while Now I also edited journal skin, so it'll be more appropriate for "Photoshop tips" Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Making selections, Customizing brush, Bevel & Emboss, Stroke. In this tutorial I used my painting Came From Hell, just to show you few things.
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be differ
Thursday: Writing Mad Libs!Happy Thursday, beautiful deviants!Thursday: Writing Mad Libs!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
I hope your week was filled with magic after participating in last Thursday's Fairy Tales Contest! It was awesome to see what all of your favorite stories are, and to see visualizations of them too! I read all of the stories you guys mentioned in the comments, and subsequently feel a lot smarter.
Here are your winners!
Congratulations! You'll be contacted about your prizes within 2
CLOSED. 1 Free Commission + 1000 points GiveawayCLOSED.CLOSED. 1 Free Commission + 1000 points Giveaway2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
And the final number for commission is: 441, and for points 462! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING, AND GOOD LUCK, I WILL ANNOUNCE WINNERS TOMORROW!!!
I already have a list with everyones usernames, so its pointless to comment now.
Those of you that follow my polls already know that I wanted to give something back to my watchers for all of your support, you guys are amazing So, one of my watchers will get one free commission from me, 10 watchers will get 100 DA points each, and all of you will get full resolution .psd file of that free commission
To get a chance at free commission, all you have to do is:
1. Be my watcher (Im doing this ONLY for my watchers)
2. Comment on this journal with the following: "Hey Nana, I want a free commishie *enter smiley of your choice here*" comment ONLY ONCE, with only one account please (lets be fair, mkay? )
To get a chance at points, all you have to do is:
1. Be my watcher
The Sc-Avenger: March 2014The Sc-Avenger: March 20142 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Circles by xbastex
Nonsense by Konzu
Summer's memory_3 (Poland 2013) by IamMoondance
Daddy, stripes! by Jinnger
Instant 2996 by SUDOR
*** by stringoiu
When Teletubbies Go Bad by DougNZ
spare parts by lightdrafter
Wind by IFedorovskaya
untitled by PatrickMonnier
girl on the sky train by hersley
You wanna come with me? by Ultimosamurai
SHOWCASE TRADITIONAL FEATURE. BURSTING WITH COLOURSHOWCASE TRADITIONAL FEATURE. BURSTING WITH COLOUR1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Lady Of Autumn by Bobby-castaldi-art Fire with ballpoint pen by Dry89
The Edge by PMucks Cowgirl by abcartattack Famke Janssen as the Phoenix from X-Men by Ninjificus
Bouquet Of Marilyn by RGlaze Nouvelle by Cas-Productions
PE Interview with =jane-beataI won't even try figure out how to present Jana, because, as her friend, my opinion only may not impress you, so i'm going to present to you what others think of her and her art:PE Interview with =jane-beata3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
13-realpeople-42-333: "She makes some of the best art pieces I've ever seen. Really inspiring."
Marts-NZ: "Her work is just amazing, i love coming back to see the immense beauty she creates."
InsomniaSquared: "Her art makes me feel like I've been kicked in the face by a unicorn dancing in a meadow of pansies and fairies. What I meant to say is: really excellent art!" (this is the most original comment i've ever read!)
Aside from praising her amazing skills and works, i will add that she's also a wonderful person, kind and involved with the community, always wanting to spread the dA love to everyone she meets.
First, please introduce yourself to those that might not know you yet.
BEE AND PUPPYCAT DESIGN CONTESTWIN A PAID TRIP TO WONDERCON 2014!BEE AND PUPPYCAT DESIGN CONTEST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
CLICK HERE to begin submitting designs!
ABOUT THE CONTEST
Are YOU ready, artists? Ready to take a wild adventure into Fishbowl Space and create the most fantastical, fabulous Bee & PuppyCat t-shirt design EVER?! We sure hope so, because like you we are huge fans of Natasha Allegri's latest cartoon creation which Cartoon Hangover introduced this summer - and extremely excited to see that a full series may still be on the way! So we're teaming up with the creators of Bee & PuppyCat on our latest design contest, in which one lucky grand prize winner will receive a trip to Los Angeles to visit WeLoveFine and attend WonderCon 2014! Plus, our amazing guest judges will choose their favorites for cash prizes, AND one winner's design will be chosen as an EXCLUSIVE gift given out only to backers of the
2,000 Points and premium giveaway! (Closed)Okay, so this is going to be a small "luck of the draw" give away ^.^2,000 Points and premium giveaway! (Closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To enter.. all you have to do is the following..
First - draw a hand! It can be in any style, any size, any colour - You may use a tablet, traditional pen and paper.. Or you can even take a picture of your hand.
Next.. simply write a message on the hand.. It can be to any person, It can say whatever you like and it can be as long or short as you like.
Afterwards It should be something like this -
It doesn't have to look anything like this.. And can be as elaborate or as simple as you like.
Finally, simply link this journal to a friend(s) - It can be as many or as few as you like, and you may give it to them however you like (journal, comment, or any other means).. Although keep in mind, if I don't get at least 40 entries.. I may cancel the give aw
Graphics Tablet Raffle! WINNER AnnouncedWith impressive odds, Trientalia has won!! :iconcheerplz:Graphics Tablet Raffle! WINNER Announced2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Did you miss the draw? You can watch it here: https://www.cubby.com/pl/Instant+meeting+2014-03-02.webm/_cdae032a18ca4ba2b03c07a0b975a079
WATCH THE LIVE DRAWING NOW!! https://join.me/SantaDoesExist
Drawing will happen LIVE on Join.me at this url:
You do not to be registered with Join.me to view it, you can just enter as a guest Tonight at 9pm EST (UTC-5) about 7.5 hours from this update I will do the drawing. You do NOT need to be present if your ticket is drawn, I will note you if you won to get your address! :iconcheerplz:
Raffle Will Close on Feb 28th. The Drawing will be held on either the 1st or 2nd of March in a Join.me session.
We will submit a poll later on today to get the best time for the majority of participants who want to view the drawing. If your number is picked, never fear, you do NOT need to be present for the drawing, we will contact you v