Monster Me Up - Cover Design ContestGhoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night: we want to bring the macabre and spooky to Novel Expression!Monster Me Up - Cover Design Contest4 months ago in Deviant Events 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
A feature and 100 points from Elandria
Stock Rules- Updated 2015Stock RulesStock Rules- Updated 20153 years ago in Personal More Like This
Updated 11 January 2015 - Added Specific rules; Howrse Coats.
Updated 19 August 2014 - Changes to; Linking Back.
My stock is free to use as long as the following rules are followed; If Following my rules is just too hard then please do not use my stock!
PLEASE READ ALL RULES - RIGHT TO THE BOTTOM!
If you have any questions please ask away!
Stock in its Original Form
Stock must NOT be uploaded in its original state anywhere. Please let me know if you see any of my stock uploaded anywhere it shouldn't be.
Stock - For use in Photo Manipulation
Stock must be manipulated in one way or another. In no way should you just stick a filter or effect on my stock and upload it.
As I have had some issues with this rule - I will have an issue with images that are essentially only one image which is my stock. If Items have not been cut, or there is not a blending of items. Please Be Aware
Stock and Resources DD Roundup March 2014:iconpiratelotus-stock:Stock and Resources DD Roundup March 201410 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Features by PirateLotus-Stock
00986 by glassthroughskin
Stretches 2 by MorbidbStock - Maleficent 20 by S-T-A-R-gazer
Military airplanes by Just-Stocks
Stash 13 by jojo22
Features by CelticStrm-Stock
Some Like it Hot Stock 1 by Synyster-Stock
STOCK - Vampiria by MahafsounDanse Macabre 1 by Tasastock
How to Set Up a dA Portfolio by Xadrea White Queen Wings by DeniseWorisch
Excellent Offsite Resources - Big Kind GovernmentCreating this journal in the hopes of providing artists with extra leads for high quality resources that might otherwise be ignored. More specifically from government websites that many people shy away from because the last thing you want is government knocking on your door for copyright infringement.Excellent Offsite Resources - Big Kind Government10 months ago in Personal More Like This
A list I hope you may help me to expand, with the understanding that government sources should always be credited if only as a matter of common courtesy to give credit where credit is due. And that everyone should read the fine print on any gover
DeviantArt Stockers A - IDeviantArt Stockers A - I6 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a page to provide you with deviantART Stockers to help you find your artistic resources for your artwork. If you know of a deviantART stock provider that isn't already here here, please send a NOTE to me with the link to what you'd like to see added. Please note: this is NOT a club!
(Stock Providers in Alphabetical Order: A - I)
0wow0stock0xox0 10grams-stock 10stock 123RamboStock 1337-1stock 13BlackSTOCK 212Stock 231205-stock 2omb13stock 3D-AryaAart-Stock 3DigitalStock 3DLadyinStocks 521stock 69StoC 6linepunkstock 9mm-stock
A-Elberethstock a-handy-stock a-weirdo-stox AA-STOCK absense-stock absurdus abuseofstock achatinastock Acheliah-stock Aconyte-Stock ACrazyCharade-Stock Adaae-stock AdharaBatul Aegean-Prince AerisblackStock Aezon-Stock affy-stock :devaffriad-s
My favorites and stocks that I recommend ( part 1)These are galleries that I have in my favorites because I do not usually look at stocks that are on the popular Deviantart because I always see pictures stolen and porn (see tips here ) then for me not to see these things, I use only the stocks that I have in my watchersMy favorites and stocks that I recommend ( part 1)9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In this journal I'll add providers that have more stocks Premades, PNGs, and photographs stocks nature and architecture ....
My favorites are YBsilon-Stock and EveLivesey I really love their resources, they are the best (in my opinion hehe)
The Unseen Stock - MayThe Unseen Stock - May9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Victorian Lady 17 by MajesticStock
Axe Man 16 by Null-Entity Mopp (4) by anyman82 STOCK ~ Lantern Walk by SoniaJosie Stock 298 by Agnes-z-Garbledville Fae by Nick 2013-09-22 21 by skydancer-stock
Babies in History Exclusives 24 - 400 Points by mizzd-stock Dauntless - Action Heroine stock 20 by Mirish Jade Unrestricted Stock by artmaniabychristine
Forest Stock 17 by i-mi
Lake meets sky #19 by flycruisa
Snow Pine by LittleEbonyWolf Waterfall 2 in Sri Lanka by SecretDarTiste
Fire Stock 26/07/12-11 by spirit-fire-stock RockStocks300S04487 by RockStocks
Natur 28 by Flare-Star
Scrubland 2 by fuguestock Desert Mountain 3 by firenze-design
Monster Me Up Contest - Winners Announced!So pleased to share with all the Winners - Thanks for all the creepy, errr...rather CREATIVE entries - our judges are cross eyed, hoarse and not speaking to one another after several days of debate. They may never recover. Enough though - here are the results!Monster Me Up Contest - Winners Announced!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The judging process:
All entries were numbered and put in a dropbox. A point system was ascribed and a survey via MailChimp used to vote. Two members of Novel Expression tabulated votes independently, entering resulted in a spread sheet, then swapped spread sheets to check results.
Undying appreciation to Sheridanla, EllenCHerbert, and NovExChip, and special guest judges: Spotted,ermes-buttolo and
The Unseen Stock - April (ll)The Unseen Stock - April (ll)9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Untitled by FOTOSHOPIC American Desert Canyon Stock by YvaineGlareStock Windmill American Desert Stock by YvaineGlareStock Montain - Streamy stock by streamy-stock
Sky by Fotostyle-Schindler Stock 33 by jayinthecage Mountain Stock 004 by petronellavanree Stock Norway Lake by Umbreonly
Landschaft 0029 by Ringo776 -Stock- Good Morning SunRise -Background- by Tappi-Equestrian Swampy shore stock photo by ShittyChickenBang Saint Jean d'Aulps 03 by Lyxa-Stock
Landscape stock 57 by TheVikingStock STOCK 2013 Sep Stock Day-23 by fillyrox Green Landscape Stock by LuDa-Stock Morning - Stock Photo by Pachydactylus
Kira and Co.First: I usually don't notice similar messages, especially because my bank account is in the red and I do not have the opportunity to donate.Kira and Co.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I know the sender of the message and trust her and so I want to share this content with you. Maybe it helps a little.
To all who get these news too often, as I do normally, please do not be angry.
Just got this message from nicjo
"Off topic for art, but for a truly important reason.
Kira, a 6 month old mini dachshund, has been diagnosed with the neurological disease Hydrocephalus.
Help give her a second chance at life!
Please if you can help, no matter how small a donation, go to the link below.
She needs this operation to survive.
All the information about her is there, along with how to help her. Do something selfless this Christmas <3
PLEASE REBLOG THIS ON TUMBLR
The Artist Hopsital Helpful Video Catalog!LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!The Artist Hopsital Helpful Video Catalog!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got something!
So I made a bunch of videos plus I fav a bunch (mostly SAI but what you see can be translated form program to program). I thought I would be nice and share the ones I've found the most useful and fun to watch. I promise, these videos along with an abundance of tutorials, you won't even know which one to experiment with first!
And this is just the tip of ye old iceberg! When I find more I'll post them.
Have some videos?
Why not drop them in the comments, nyo? I'll take a look and add them to the list! I'll also try to get some more manga Studio stuff up as well.
Manga Studio EX4 Videos:
Sketching and Inking
Painttool SAI Videos:
Fantastic Stock and Where to find it - Feature 9 Ive been making a collection of some of the brilliant stock artists works that I have come across. It started off as stock I cant provide myself so I look for other peoples so I can suggest them. The way I choose is quite odd, when I see a stock image I have an instant image in my head of what I could do or create out of that piece of stock. The image also has to be crystal clear and easily altered.Fantastic Stock and Where to find it - Feature 93 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Anyway, Check them out, Im sure youll agree, just click on their deviation.
Texture9 by anettfrozen
Yellow House Path 2 by Avahlon-Stock background stock17 by Sophie-Y :thumb260759332: Victorian Mansion 2 by DamselStock BG Versailles by Eirian-stock Beech grove - Buchenwald 3 by Nexu4 Stone Window side by GRANNYSATTICSTOCK Austria Stock 67 by Malleni-Stock Weird rocks 3 by CAStock Sampan by aremerose Into the Labyrinth STOCK 5 by MirandaRose-Stock Into the Labyrinth STOCK 2 by MirandaRose-Stock Stock.06 by favouritevampire :thumb262265336: Mont Saint-Michel V - Exclusive HDR by somadjinn :thumb26219117
Necks for anatomy practiceI need to see loads of examples before I can get something. So here's loads of necks doing the weird necky things that necks do.Necks for anatomy practice3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To get what's going on with the tangle of muscles and tendons catch necks in action. Watch people in cafes. Pause TV. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer has particularly good lighting for drawing.) Then check out how cartoonists simplify the confusion. Maybe even check out some anatomy to see what's going on beneath the skin. Each gives you a different piece of the puzzle.
Organized by where the head is relative to the shoulders, then by where the camera is. So each group should have the same muscles and tendons bulging out. (If you post drawings from any stock here, do check the stock artist's rules.) NOTE: Images marked with ⬅ are NOT stock. Use them for practice, but don't post. (There's only one image marked since there's so much great stock.)
If you stumble across good neck stock, especially with good shadows, I'd l
Allpose: *Last* last call for booksIf you ordered books from me, they should be going out within the next 5 days.Allpose: *Last* last call for books2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SORRY IT'S TAKING SO LONG!! USPS raised their rates for people outside the US and I have to make sure I have shipping for everyone in one action. Thank you everyone for your patience. I love you all. (it's true)
I wasn't able to get rid of these books as easily as I was thinking...so I still have them.
I'm running low on the couples books but I still have plenty of the rest.
I'm open back up and would really like to sell them all. Please! 8D
They're super useful and I really want to see people use them. So stop by the store!
The USPS did away with surface to air shipping overseas. That means I, unfortunately, have to charge an additional $40+ to anyone outside of the US (except for Canada, I think). So be aware of that.
How is everyone doing, btw? ...school started and everything else!
Djwaglmuffin on Storenvy
Basic Art Elements: LineHerro people! I've been giving this much thought and have decided to include along with our "Common Misconceptions" series a series based in the basic art elements followed by the principals of design. There are seven basic art elements as follows:Basic Art Elements: Line2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The purpose of knowing this list and understanding each element is to help you make good decisions compositionally as well as help you with formal analysis. Formal analysis is an identification of the basic art elements in a work of art which is useful in critique and also understanding the artist's choices in composition. Ideally, a piece that we would call "successful" would have each of the seven elements here present in some way, as well as the principles of design. A lot of our choices in art making can be either arbitrary or intuitive. Neither are inherently bad, but making choices that have a sound base in these elements will help you with some of the compositional conundrums we artists fa
Need references?Although drawing and painting "from life" is way much more effective and efficient than drawing from photos (I'll be writting a separate journal about this soon, no worries), you simply can't have a person to model for you every time you want to create something. And there are situations when you don't exactly know how to place that bloody hand or if the foot is drawn correctly. Similiar issues can happen with architecture, perspective... with everything you draw. Then, when you look for help, you may stumble upon Stock gallery and you find awesome things. Remember about crediting the used stock directly!Need references?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
POSES AND ANATOMY
Victorian house by skipsstockCarennac 02 - Old house by HermitCrabStockold house WV by Irie-StockOld House by VacantHaze
House 005 by Lelanie-StockStock - House in the Woods by GothicBohemianStockStrange Cone House 5 by FairieGoodMotherHouse by Tintz-stock
Female Blackbird 3311539 by StockProject1Rabbit 01 by 88-Lawstock:thumb11
Great stockers with fair rules around dAAdded 11 new stockers 18th of August 2014Great stockers with fair rules around dA8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
As I am lately back with some manips, I thought its about time
to make a journal with some of my favourite stockers
Why they are my favourite? Well they are for several reasons!
Each of those who will be listed here, will have:
good to excellent quality,
Sizes which are usable beyond webpics shortest side at least 1200,
(that excludes cutouts, jewellery or any stuff you wouldn't need as primary object in your manip and seamless patterns)
Rules that allow commercial usage (at least on dA and on request for outside dA)
Rules that allow outside dA usage without being forced to slap the stockers name ON the artwork itself.
or Rules that are fully unrestricted
This includes stock-providers that take a few points for their stock, because I rather pay a few points if the TOU's & quality are grea
Artist Feature: May 2013Hello, this is my monthly artist feature. I want to show you every month what artists do with a specific stock from my gallery.Artist Feature: May 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
This month I want to present the works made with my stock:
Black Magic 22
A Gothic Winter by pylangelov
Little Pinch of Magic by xoxodessitoo
I have heart in my hands by olkag Dreaming Drifting by screamin2u Hidden by Piotr18Wch Who is that lady ? by Megan1970 blue power by karimdell
Stock Use Inside of deviantART
You can use my stock for digital art and also as reference for Traditional art.
I upload this stock for you to use it. You don't have to ask for permission to use my stock for your creation inside of deviantART.
You have to send me a link to your creation either by comment or note
You have to credit me in the description of your creation. You also have to link back to this account. If you don't know how to make a
The Unseen Stock - August (ll)ModelThe Unseen Stock - August (ll)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
White Wizard-5 by InvisibleGirlStock
AT-Stock People004 by At-Stock DSC 0309 Long Range Desert Group 4 by wintersmagicstock Sweet little witch 6 by Elsapret
AT-Stock-Moon017 by At-Stock Iceland 15 by SecretDarTiste Japanese Garden 04 by blackkurai Alone Cr by scaruluglambert16
Water Lily 21 by CD-STOCK Alaska 01 [Stock] by ArmmariaStock STOCK - 2014 March Stock Day-78 by fillyrox Iceland 10 by SecretDarTiste
Stormy Clouds 01 by CD-STOCK Sky 28 by MindSqueeZe Low Tide Beach by GreenEyezz-stock Stock 262 by lokinststock
Free Stock and Resources outside dAPlease fave if you find this journal usefulFree Stock and Resources outside dA11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I updated and added new stuff on: March 9th 2014
before I started doing my own art, I was an avid incredimail email- stationary creator.
(All legal always with freeware, according to terms, with written permission etc)
For that reason I have collected a massive bunch of pages with stockphotos (free for profit reasons)
free & shareware fonts, plugin pages and so on.
I thought that it might be as useful for creating art for some of you.
The quality and resolution of the images varies so check yourself
I met several people who don't know much free stock outside dA..
although dA holds fantastic stock photographers and artists too! one can never have enough choice
As a disclaimer:
I am not affiliated with one of the pages linked to, nor am I to hold liable for any content there. You visit those sides at your own ris
Fantasy Contest 2014 (CLOSED)win a 6-month premium membership, exclusive stocks and more!Fantasy Contest 2014 (CLOSED)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
my third contest starts!
It goes from
28.06.2014 to 01.10.2014
( 06-28-14 to 10-01-14 )
I give away 6 prizes!
1. 6 month premium mebership + special stock from MADmoiselleMeli + exclusive stocks from moonchild-ljilja + journal feature from me
2. 800 points + special stock from MADmoiselleMeli + exclusive stocks from moonchild-ljilja + journal feature from me
3. 1 month premium membership + special stock from MADmoiselleMeli + exclusive stocks from moonchild-ljilja + journal feature from me
4. 300 points
5. 200 points
6. 50 points
What art is allowed?
Photo manipulation, digital art, digital painting, traditional art and drawings
Which photos can I use?
The model in your artwork must be one of these folders. Rest is your own choice.
Folder 1: B
Trek fans, please take note and act!!!!My fellow Star Trek Fans,Trek fans, please take note and act!!!!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I think most of you know Bernd Schneider's extraordinary site, Ex Astris Scientia . Recently, he has posted a message about the number of his visitors declining. I feel saddened, as I am an old fan of his work, from my earliest days as a Trekkie from a decade ago.
I usually don't do such things, but now I'm asking you to spread the word: get yourselves to Ex Astris Scientia, follow the site on the social networks. Bernd deserves support from us, from all of us. Now the needs of the one outweigh the needs of the many, and we are those many, regardless of our Trek preferences. TOS purists, Next Genners, Abramsverse fans, I call out to each and every one of you, spread the world, let's save Ex Astris Scientia from becoming abandoned amidst the torrential waves of the information superhighway!
Reposted from :iconmetlesitsfleetyards:
My steampunk Contest starts NOWIt's really long time ago I hold my last contest, so now it's time for a new one I think!My steampunk Contest starts NOW9 months ago in Personal More Like This
"A Steampunk Fairytale"
1. Pick an image of my stockaccount :iconMADmoiselleMelistock:
(the rules for using are written under every single image)
and there are much more
2. Edit, manipulate, draw what ever is into your imagination (participating cathegories are digital and traditional art) .
3. Don't miss a credit and link back to every single stock you use (if not I'm sorry you can't be part of the competition)
4. You can enter only with one entry.
5. The contest deathline is the 1st of september 2014. (so hurry, hurry X-D)
6. Link back to this journal entry when you submit your entry
7. Have fun
You'll recieve this wonderfull hand