Stock Radar #9*****Thumbnails are still borked, sorry this feature doesn't look as pretty as usual!!! ******Stock Radar #91 year ago in Art Features More Like This
8 Water Bottle Textures by kazaki03
264 by La-Esmeralda-Stock
Stock-Photo  by Model-Salvaje
Parc du Grand Blottereau 57 by Jules171 White elf original cosplay stock by Kawaielli-stock
Lormet-Statue-0805-01sml by Lormet-Images
Submarine 01 by bumblebee-stocks
Akhal 11 by Colourize-Stock
Square Tower 3 by fuguestock Castle Tower 8 by Civetta70
Lights fractals by starscoldnight by StarsColdNight
Literary Compass - Vol. 16WelcomeLiterary Compass - Vol. 162 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
If one is looking for Literature, you don't need to go far on deviantART. There is a large community of writers and a plethora of work to peruse. Featuring genres such as fantasy, mystery, horror, and romance, one would be hard-pressed to find an area not covered. However, due to the nature of the site, shorter works tend to get more focus. It's easier to quickly read a poem or a short story, and thus many of the feature articles on dA showcase those works. However, there are many novelists and serial writers among the mix, oftentimes fighting an uphill battle to have their works seen and appreciated.
With that in mind, I have started an article to spotlight some of those artists and their literary-worlds. The works covered in this feature will exclusively be long-form fiction such as novels, trilogies, etc., or fiction serials.
Current Stop - Dendoa
The next stop on our Literary journey is the land of Dendoa created by spadiekitchenqueen
Photomanip News and Ways to Get InvolvedHello dA!Photomanip News and Ways to Get Involved4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Exciting things are happening in the photomanipulation community. (I have gathered everything I know, so if I have missed your contest or event, please let me know and I'll be sure to add it to the list!)
Let's start with some Contests!
"Where I Belong" Competition
Sponsored by :icontheartofmanipulation:
Opening: Open now!
Closing: March 31st
Synopsis: Depict the one place in the world you would love to stay or love staying in the most. E.g... Ireland - something green or with a clover.... Norway - something black metal.... New York - skyscrapers... etc, etc. Show us where you belong and why, all put together in a picture!
Prizes: one-year subscriptions, 3-month subscriptions, llama plushies, exclusive stock packs, points, llamas, features, news articles. . . .
"Red Addiction" Competition
Sponsored by :iconmarvelousmanips:
Opening: Open now!
Closing: March 30th
Novel Expression Cover ContestWe are excited to be officially launching Novel Expression and as part of our Grand Opening festivities,we thought we’d see what the deviantART community can do with our images!Novel Expression Cover Contest1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
While our current collections are geared toward romance, your deviations don’t have to be romance covers. They can be romance, paranormal, suspense, mystery, or any other genre that inspires you. Just to help spur your creativity,
click here for a few examples.
We do ask you include text for a title (feel free to use Book Title or something generic) and an author name (Jane/John Doe is fine) in your design.
Prizes include(some to be added!):
1 yr membership
3 exclusive stock packs from CelticStrm-
Feature and Gifts:iconeufrosis:Welcome to my gallery:iconeufrosis:Feature and Gifts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thankss to all my watchers and peoples crossing by my gallery and who support me by a comment/fav/feature... I really appreciate it! :iconteamoplz:
Great Art only 100 or less favsGreat Art only 100 or less favs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art Made with my Stock Feature 59Thank you all very much for the beautiful artwork I know I haven't commented on them all but I will ! Hope I got them all Comments are off but drop the Journal a Fav - helps the art get seen via the Journal PortalArt Made with my Stock Feature 593 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Where Is Alice! by Black-B-o-x Newstyletry by moonrosy Canteravi by moonrosy Pheonix by Jcdow3Arts Morgan le Fay 2015 by nudagimo Stretched to the Limit by Sophia-Christina Agent Carter by crilleb50 Mypersonalsiggy by moonrosy Mybannr by moonrosy Myavi by moonrosy Lions Gate by Dobi78 Giant Squid for Dinner Tonight by Rowdy-Dawg Night of freedom - Elandria Contest by msriotte Goodmorning sunshine by JacquelineLecocq La Samurai by AdrianaMadrid
Question about world creating:NicaRox2006 asks:Question about world creating:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello Mr. Omar, I've been reading your 5c comic and have been a huge fan. I've got a few questions:
How did you build the world? The names of the places, the maps, the social classes, technology etc. It's so very genius! I personally am trying to make my own story/comic, and seeing your comic just inspires me tremendously.
Well this is a tricky question in a way, but I will try to answer it briefly:
Every action should have purpose.
With this thought in mind I created the world for 5th Capsule. I intended it to be a very similar place to our world so that I could play off the familiar things the people already knew. I did this so that people would focus on the characters and not the events of two worlds colliding or anything bigger than that. There are special effects in movies and a similar type thing in illustrated novels.
If I make a world that is totally
Stock Use FeatureStock Use Feature5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Contestants of the 'DWA Contest 2015' held by Digital-Wings-Art:
In Dreams by Mr-Ripley
Angel by annemaria48 Dawn by TheDewdropFairy Sweet Angel by annemaria48
Nymph pond by Julianez Dreaming by ilovemyhusky Purple Dreams by maiarcita
Dreaming of You by zememz Gift of life by Rui-Abel Pearl Fairy Queen by marphilhearts
Going to do a HUGE feature + Other stuff.Just curious, is there any other art websites you use? If there is, what are they?Going to do a HUGE feature + Other stuff.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Contents of Journal:
I want to be Drawn
My art is DD worthy?
Challenges for me
Sorry if this is kind of a long journal entry. I'm going to try to put as much into one journal as possible.
So let's start with a feature I want to do. It's going to be a rather large journal and I want to advertise it in a few different places. I'm going to ask a lot of you because I want to make this huge
Here are the rules:
1- Any art medium
2- Anything you want, there is no theme. Just art that you want to share, or show off.
3- You must follow these rules or you will not be featured.
4- Be respectful.
5- I want you to share a link/thumb ,in the comments
Features and Congrats!Feature time my friends!Features and Congrats!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Monday's nearly over, soon be Friday
Thank you all who replied on my last two journals, sorry for the lack of replies.. There, I beat myself for it.
Firstly I would like to congratulate my friend Ali :icon4l1-x:
On receiving a Daily Deviation, he's a nice lad and a great artist, always very supportive of others, he really deserves this Well done my friend
Wonderful gifts this week from my lovely friends!
A small random feature of awesomeness
La source miraculeuse by YaazzoooDeep River by maiarcitaSuicidal Angel by Lady-Yunaleska
Sentinel by AeirmidSnow White by brandrificus:thumb271315171:
Path To The Underworld by charligalDark Divas: Absinthe Princess by LadyAmdisAutumn walk by Sylwia77
The love door by ROSALIANLa Reve de la Nymphe by ChristabelleLAmortGoddess of Snow by Kryseis-Art
The Last of the Autumn by AprilLightLa sortija by vampirekingdom:thumb271207541:
The Lovely Bones by PriceCreationSpring Fairy by Sannalee01:thum
STOLEN ARTWORK AGAIN!STOLEN ARTWORK!STOLEN ARTWORK AGAIN!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lately I got serveral message about stolen artwork on different places on the internet.
One of the places is Facebook where I found a lots of work from me and from many artists here on DA.
I know she have stolen the art from Deviantart because many of my image in her album I have never ever published on Facebook.
I want you my friend to look at her albums. Its a lots of artwork but I recognize many of them from Deviantart.
The problem is that I dont know how to report this. I cant eaven write on the page.
Here is a link to her main page on Facebook. She use one of my work for an avatar with her name on it. http://www.facebook.com/pages/%DC%93%DC%93INCANTESIMO-di-Fiorella%DC%93%DC%93/225802800815516
Here is links to some different albums.
Win my stock packs (70 stock images)!A heartfelt thank you to everyone who take place! I'll soon think about a new competition.Win my stock packs (70 stock images)!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Winners: (1) Sarah Cross (2) Mikri Deb (3) Hello-iz Luna (4) Hettie van den Hoek (5) Kimi Löwenzahn (6) Johanna Sauer (7) Kristen Thompson (8) Kasia Drzymalska (9) Victoria Lee Woods (10) Jorddin Crawford (11) Irina Ivleva (12) Charmaine Carrillo (13) Samantha Hughes (14) Cookie Mon
WIN MY STOCK PACKS:
ICE AND SUN - WATERCOLOR STOCK PACK XII by AuroraWienhold
You can win a mega stock pack of 70 beautiful stock textures.
14 winners will be choosen randomly.
How to join
kuschelirmel's Stock Use Contest CLOSEDhosted by kuschelirmel-stockkuschelirmel's Stock Use Contest CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I haven't had a contest in a while and, well, it's simply time to have one again However, due to my personal time constraints it's not one with lots of judges, instead the only judge will be me.
Thank you all for your entries!
There were a whooping 56 entries making it real difficult to
choose the winners, so please give me a few days
And the Winners are...
Stock Use Co
Best of the Week - 003Here are the manipulations which grabbed my eyes this week. I hope you'll like them as much as I do.Best of the Week - 0038 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Warrior - dheean by dheean Z bank job by dresew Winds-Of-Change by EnchantedWhispersArt
The Last Lion by funkwood Cruel Spring by Frama
The reaper of death by HenriqueThenryLI
Celest by igreeny Eden by itsbxd A Beautiful Day by maiarcita
small fisherman by Makusheva
Using my Stock RulesThe updated stock usage rules for 2012Using my Stock Rules6 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction."
You may use these images as you see fit except as follows:
- None of the images in the collection will EVER be used on a site that has PORNOGRAPHY of any sort, content or advertising. My work is art, not pornography and this can reflect poorly on the models I use and my own work. If you are caught you will be banned permanently without warning.
- If you violate any of these rules or violate any of my copyrights you are prohibited entirely, forever, from using any of my stock in any way, shape, or form - commercially or otherwise.
- Do not simply upload them to a pay site. These images are for photo compositors and artists; they are not to be used as content in and of themselves.
- You may use the stock images commercially and outside of DA. Please link me your use and please keep it tasteful. Do not defame or insult the models in your
500 points giveaway.[CLOSED]Here are the winners of my,:iconpaa-kun:and:iconrajivcr7: joint giveaway.500 points giveaway.[CLOSED]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Congratulations to everyone.
.......................Points given to everybody................
5 points Winners:-
10 points winners:-
20 points winners:-
25 points winners:-
Facebook Art Communities:iconenchantedwhispers: 's Facebook LinksFacebook Art Communities3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Want to check if your work is stolen or just promote your work?
Over the past month or so I have been able to find a fair bit of facebook art communities. Many works stolen and defaced but also some groups that add links to artists. In either case, whether you want to check if your work has been stolen or maybe you want to promote your work on these sites I have a fairly large list of some of the larger art communities on fb that I thought I would share with you. I cannot possibly contact all the artists I have seen with stolen work so I urge you to check for yourselves.
Fantastic photomanips #11Below, you can see a selection of wonderful artworks I have recently seen - some of them were created by my favourite artists, and some are works that I simply stumbled upon. Why those? In my opinion, they are striking - some due to the amazing colours, others due to fantastic composition or technical brilliance, but all of them have this incredible spark that made me stop and look more closely. In addition, most of them are definitely not as appreciated as they should be, so if you like them, leave the authors a comment or a fav. Enjoy!Fantastic photomanips #111 year ago in Personal More Like This
Previous features: #1 #2 #3 #4
MangaStudio EX 4 Double Speech Bubble TutorialOk so I feel a bit silly for not remembering to make this since a lot of us use double speech bubbles. I use them a lot so here's a few ways to do it.MangaStudio EX 4 Double Speech Bubble Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Create a new layer by clicking the layer icon. This is marked in a red square in the image below.
After you click this, a dialogue box will appear with a lot of options. Select Vector Layer and leave the rest as defualts. Where to click and change to vector is marked in red in the image below.
Go to the rectangle tool, click and hold and then drag out to see the other shape tools like in photoshop. This should stay up while the cursor is over it. Select the Circle/ellipse tool. This is shown where and how marked in red in the image below.
Draw out two intersecting bubbles in the size you need. This may take quite a few tries to get it right. Just keep trying. You may need to adjust your line size. To do so you need the Tool Opti
Interesting - part 94 SPECIAL FEATURESInteresting - part 942 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Golden Swirl v2 by ginkgografix.:Orange Swirls by ginkgografix
Kiss from a Rose. by Darcise
Tips for Beginners MembersUPDATE artorifreedom wrote a great article about commercial work, if you want to start doing commercial work (books/cds/ etc) read the journal, find the link at the bottom of this blog.Tips for Beginners Members1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Four years ago I created my account and literally was lost, I had many doubts, and in those years I discovered many things and decided to do a special blog with such useful information for beginners because every day brings new members who are also lost, then I am posting this to try and help in some way some beginners
Start in the community in a good way.
Be an active member and try to participate and be part of the community, participate in contests, events, make friends, make journal feature, it is always good to see people sharing works, it does not matter if you still do not have many watchers, it's always good to see works being sharing and helping promote. Post your work in groups so that
Why Cynical Improvement Is Bad For YouSince we're on the subject of taboos, I feel it necessary to talk about this one. This one pisses me off and it's very much a cornerstone to a bigger issue with our artistic community: The idea and assumption that as an artist you MUST improve at all times. 24/7. No exceptions. Every work you produce must be 10x better than your last. You must constantly strive for perfection. To ignore this "truth" is to commit the terrible sin of rejecting the very concept of improvement, and you will never break out of your "comfort zone."Why Cynical Improvement Is Bad For You2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm here to tell you that this is hogwash.
You should strive to improve. Never say that I don't encourage improvement. It's why you go to school, why you go to college, and why after college you continue to work on your art. You always want to be better. The problem is that far too many people have a strictly binary concept of what "better" is and on how to "improve."
First off, there is no pinnacle of perfection. There is no
Massive Feature #3 and Hoping for the BestSo, I figured it was about time I do something useful with my account. I haven't created any new works or posted a journal entry in quite a long time. I finally finished and passed my clinical exams so, I have some time allotted to me before I start working at the clinical site. I'm going to now share some wonderful works of art with you, prepare yourself because this should be a big one! By the way I feature different works from the same artist.Massive Feature #3 and Hoping for the Best2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Introducing some amazing photomanipulations :
Isabelle by sara-hel