Macro-PhotographyWhat's Macro Photography? Technically a Macro photograph shows a subject that is life size compared to the size of the negative of a SLR or sensor in a Full Frame DSLR, that's a 1:1 reproduction ratio aspect. For example, if we take a macro of an object wich is 35 mm long, it will cover the whole frame, no matter what size the reproduction, if we are shooting with a Full Frame camera. Often a ratio aspect of 1:2 is also considered Macro, although that ratio shows subjects wich life size is half of the size compared to the negative or sensor, I preffer to call those pictures Close-up photograpies.Macro-Photography10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Here is an example of what I'm saying: I shot a measuring tape with my D600, wich is a full frame camera, and my macro lens set at the maximun magnification. As you can see there's exactly 35 mm of the tape.
Example of 1:1 ratio aspect with a full frame camera
What do we need to do Macro Photography? Well, firstly a c
Project Educate: Natural Still Life PhotographsProject Educate: Natural Still Life Photographs11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Using Natural Lighting and Outdoor Environments in Still Life
Many wonderful still life photographers use indoor setups and lighting for their photography. But, since I started out as a nature photographer, I like to utilize natural light and shoot my still life photos outdoors. However, taming the outdoor world can be a little tricky, so I wanted to write an article discussing several tips for improving outdoor still life shots and explaining how I shot several of my own still life photographs.
Here are several tips...
1.) Try different angles. Outdoor lighting environments can look widely different depending on the angle, since the angle you shoot at can change lighting, general perspective of the subject, and what is in your background. So for each shot I take, I always try several different angles. I also try re-positioning my subject a few times and even moving to a different outdoor area.
Featured: J-u-d-a-sInstead of making my usual features I decided I will feature my friends one by one so you can see their beautiful works. Sometimes we have some people in our watch but we missed some of their pieces.Featured: J-u-d-a-s2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My first choice is Paul, a well known and talented artist here on dA.
PE: Sketches and sketchbooksSketches and sketchbooksPE: Sketches and sketchbooks11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Big, marvellous, elaborate, finished paintings and drawings you can see in various stunning galleries on dA and outside dA, while they require time and can occupy artist's workspace even for months, in a lot of cases make a small percentage of created pictures lying around the creator's desk. Sketches aren't just noted concepts or a stage in preparing an artwork - a couple of sketches a day can be the most influential source of improving your skills.
You have probably been through this more than once - far from your room, you got struck with a brilliant idea. In diffrent circumstances you'd most likely rush to transfer it onto paper or canvas, but well, that might be not so easy in a classroom or on a bus. It can be difficult even if you're home - how about more than one idea at once? Using a sketchbook as a notepad for any concepts is by far
DeviantArt Stockers A - IDeviantArt Stockers A - I5 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!
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The Artist's Toolbox - Working with ReferencesThe Artist's Toolbox - Working with ReferencesThe Artist's Toolbox - Working with References1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I can draw anything... as long as I get to look at it.
There is a great myth that drawing is a memory exercise. That if you can draw entirely from memory it makes you a better artist who deserves more kudos.
Of course the study of drawing will lead to a good memory of the things you've already studied how to draw, humans, animals, whatever it is that you love to draw. But the downfall of this is that you can restrict yourself to only drawing what it is you have studied how to draw, ie what you've memorised.
Using reference is not a weakness! It is a strength and almost all top level artists use a lot of reference. Using reference means you're not trapped one person's life experiences and can draw upon a wealth of extra knowledge. How can that be a weakness?
A lot of people seem to assume that the reference should come first. They go out and they scour the dA stock etc to find th
HALLOWEEN CONTEST IS CLOSED!THEME: "HALLOWEEN!"HALLOWEEN CONTEST IS CLOSED!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hosted By :iconxgnyc:
START DATE: September 24, 2012
DEADLINE: November 9, 2012 (PST) Midnight
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED - JUDGING IN PROGRESS
Entries accepted in the following Categories:
5. Artisan Crafts
That time of year is hear FINALLY!
That means it's time for.............
"XGNYC's Halloween & Samhain Contest IV!"
Spooky, Magical, Dark, Creepy, Fun, Humorous, Frightening!!!
Show me YOUR spook-tacular vision of Halloween or Samhain!!!
Entries will be scored based on:
Show me your creative and imaginative jaw dropping entries!
Entries can be Spooky, Funny, Alternative, Dark, Vintage... and so on...
I want you to WOW us even more than you did in the contests past years!
Are you up for the challenge? Then bring on the "originality" ....
IF YOU DARE!!!
While I do expect dark, scary, and gholish entries...
I will not accept any
Awesome Stock: Male Stock ModelsAwesome Stock: Male Stock Models6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Crusader STOCK II by PhelanDavion Warriors 17 by CathleenTarawhiti
Crouching-Sneeking 03 by Null-Entity Firebending 1 [C] by MostlyGuyStock Mopp (6) by anyman82
Operator Soldier Stock - 39 by Nemesis-19 Yayo by borisspears Lormet-Cultural-Dancer-0294sml by Lormet-Images
Sword Pose 18 by deswitath
Cemetery Tears Stock 75 by LadyxBoleyn Gray Wizard 2014-01-01 02 by skydancer-stock Netley Abbey Photoshoot 35 by LadyxBoleyn
CONTESTS!Hey, contest-hungry deviants!CONTESTS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry for the delay, guys! We'll resume usual sunday updates as we've been doing for the past few months. Thanks for the support!
Be sure to send us the winning entries in the contest, we will show them in the group.
Also, check the tag, as it points you to the newly posted contests.
If you want to send us a contest, please Download Our Contest Format Here or check our main page where the format is provided without a download.
Thanks, and on with the contests!
Huge December Contest! Over 100$ of prizes
Visual media accepted.
Drawning one or both of my OCs in a December theme.
1st Place: $60 USD or 8400
2nd Place: $40 USD or 3200
3rd Place: $20 USD or 1600
Deadline: January 20th
More Info: http://kobasena.deviantart.com/journal/Huge-December-Contest-Over-100-of-prizes-OPEN-495259062
In The Stock-Light: EdgedFeather In The Stock-Light: Vol. 9In The Stock-Light: EdgedFeather9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Deviant For: 2 Years
Profile Stock FolderStock Reference Rules: Credit + Notify
Explore Their Gallery
Great Horned Owl by EdgedFeather Ulysses 19 by EdgedFeather
Yaaaay CONTEST ENDEDYaaaay CONTEST ENDED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hello all deviants!!!
Some of you already know this guy, some no. But anyway let me introduce you to LUCIFER. He's me oficial character and most memorable and loved creature I've ever draw.
If you don't know he's not a cat, but halfblood, the son of the dark spirit and werecat.
Halfbloods like him can do interesting thing - they can turn into almost all vreatures you can ever imagine ( from small insects to enormous dragons).
But lucifer prefer his cat form most of all thats why many people saw him in this form before:
He rarely turnes into a dog form also. But he has many other forms (including human one).
So this will be your goal in this contest:
TO DRAW LUCIFER IN ANY OTHER ANIMAL, HUMAN OR CREATURE FORM.( NO CAT OR DOG FORMS)
JUST FOLLOW THIS RULES:
Someone up for a contest?Hello everyone.Someone up for a contest?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since Mortis will take a bit longer to complete: Why not doing a contest here then?
The contest idea I have is: The one who make the most detailed and well done graphite pencil art will win something from me, the winner will be able to discuss what he/she want as a prize.
The rules are simple:
-You are only allowed to use normal school pencils as I call them, graphite pencils to be exact, like these ones: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Pencils_hb.jpg
HB stiffness only!
-Only HB charcoal pencils allowed to use.
-And paper and eraser as tools to make the art on.
-No digital works allowed here. Only A4 size paper and pencils.
-No color works, only black and white arts!
-You are free to draw anything with these rules. Judges will later determine the winner.
Proposed end date for sending in your drawing: 28 February 2014.
1 year preium
or 1 game from www.gog.com
Or a comission
Or something else but then contact me for ideas what
Stock and Resources DD Roundup Aug 2014:iconelandria:Stock and Resources DD Roundup Aug 20145 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Stock and Resource DDs given by Elandria
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Forest Door Stock by wyldraven15 Premium Textures: Pretty Blues by mercurycodeWounded texture by kerast
Enfield Market Cross stock image by NickiStockWolf_Stock by stock0naturegraphFirey ur by DivsM-stock
stock#35 by PrimineersPirate Lady Stock I by Jumeria-NoxDingen 072 by 10eke-stock
Watercolors on Pavement II by Stock-WulfBallerina Stock by WhizzieWhizzerGypsy traveler stock by QueenWerandra
Stock and Resource DDs given by GrimFace242
Stock and Resource DDs given by ginkgografix
Stock Radar #2Stock Radar #21 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Lormet_Arbor-0504 by Lormet-Images
Mountain Fog by Track-Maidens
Simple Blending by sandaraKhumara Color Genetics by EarthboundEquinoxatmosphere FREE texture pack by MarcelaBolivar
Update - art contest - win premium membership!Update:-Update - art contest - win premium membership!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I made a poll to enquire about whether you would like to have the deadline extended for the contest... and so far (at the time of this update) I have 4 people saying that they would like a deadline extension and 5 people saying that they would find it unfair if there was a deadline extension (I was aware that this opinion might be issued, hence why it was included in the poll).
Sooo... ermm... I'm not really sure what to do here with an alllllllmost (almost) 50/50 opinion, as I really don't want to be unfair to anyone. Obviously there was one more person voting negatively than positively, but the numbers are so small that I don't want to let down any individual voters. I was going to extend the deadline an extra week, but I don't want to be unfair to the people who voted negatively, so I'm going to compromise (... sort of) and extend the deadline by only 48 hours, and also suggest that you submit even unfinished work so that I can see it. :
Stock Radar #4Stock Radar #410 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Tiles Texture by IvaxXx
Vanessa Chun Li Original 2a by jagged-eyeRockStocks300S02059 by RockStocks
Japanese garden 7 by stockdeana
places484 stock by pranileJelly Fish Stock by Hands-and-Teeth
2013 Shilin's drawing tutorial/walkthrough by shilin Photomanipulation Tutorial on blending by tamaraR Black-Wings way of doing Nature's elements by Black-Wing24
Wireframe Fractal Pack by NichrysalisWork In Progress: That's how I make textures! by mercurycode
Premium Texture Pack IX by Sirius-sdz
Unique Phobia Creature Design Contest!!!(Extended)Welcome my watchers and or people who have found this contest and feel like it would be fun!Unique Phobia Creature Design Contest!!!(Extended)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 4/9/14: I feel horrible for having to do this yet again, but I feel as though we have to little entries, and I probably will not be able to get the contest winning art done until after my surgery when I have some days off from work. So unfortunately, I have to extend the contest yet again.
EDIT 3/12/14: Okay I have been very busy with work. Sorry for everyone who has been waiting but I am going to extend this just a little longer. I apologize to all of those who have been waiting to see who one, and hope all of those who need it take advantage of the extensions!
This contest invites the creativity of your mind, along with intriguing horrors to bring new creations to life on Deviantart! This is my first contest, but I feel like it could really help some people grow popularity, plus you can get some really great prizes! (We
Stock Radar #3Stock Radar #311 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Chicks 2 by kayosa-stock
Icy Branch by SafariSyd
Rose Wood 9 by CathleenTarawhiti
Nikka Kneeling With A Sword by comicReferenceDSC08168 Dragon Boundary Mark by wintersmagicstock
Carousel Horse Celestial by ReQuay
Purple Flowers - Lupines by fuguestock
FREE PHOTOSHOP BRUSHES! DAREK ZABROCKI BRUSH SET by daRoz
Commision Price + Information ListA updated list of commision prices~Commision Price + Information List3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- I don't draw boys
- I don't draw groups larger than two persons
- I don't draw animals, I do draw tiny mascots
- I don't draw hentai or 18+
Any questions about these rules? Comment!
Full Body Chibi Girl --> 25
A drawing of a chibi girl. This can be a character from an anime, manga or game. This can also be a character (oc) of your own. These are full body drawings.
Full Body 2 Chibi Girl --> 40
See Full Body Chibi Girl, but then two chibi girls.
Fanart portrait --> 30
A portrait of a female character. This can be a character from an anime, manga or game. This can also be a character (oc) of your own.
OC Design --> 40
I design a character for you that's an oc for an existing series. Series I can draw oc's for are for example: Pretty Cure, Vocaloid, Naruto, et
Premium account contest (Closed)Hello members of our group . This will be this groups official premium account contest below I will be doing the rules and the prizes for this groups next official contest, but first since this group mainly deals with Premium accounts I thought it would be cool to do a little contest for about a month or so it will be a real simple Journal contest... I have done this before on my own page for Super Groups giveaways... so lets get started and enough with the introductions .Premium account contest (Closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How to enter: To be in the contest all you need to do is fav this Journal and be a member. if anyone on the staff adds you to the officially contest Journal Entry (this one) they will ask you if your a member or not like I will to prove your not just someone off the DA site who isn't a member this contest is to boost actively here also in your Journal entry for the contest you must give credit to the group
Howl's Moving Castle Contest (03/30/2014)You voted and the tally is in. My next contest will focus on Howl's Moving Castle!!!!!Howl's Moving Castle Contest (03/30/2014)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The contest will start February 10th and finish on March 30th. That gives you OVER A MONTH to work on your illustration.
Since I am giving you a month I am also expecting some fantastic work. Here are the rules...
1. Re-create (in YOUR style) your favorite scene from Hayao Miyazaki's award winning film "Howl's Moving Castle".
a. The scene must contain at LEAST two characters from the film.
b. The scene MUST be in color.
c. The scene can be created using traditional or digital methods.
d. The scene MUST be your own work; I will not accept works that are digital manipulations of film screen caps pasted into an image document.
e. The scene MUST be 800 x 600 pixels at 300 dpi or larger. I will not accept images that
are smaller than this. (The image can be either landscape or portrait style.)
2. Reply to this Journal entry with your sub
4 MONTH HOLIDAY CONTEST!!!Hey guys!4 MONTH HOLIDAY CONTEST!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yep, you read that right! This year we're having a 4 MONTH contest!
See, there are so many holidays this upcoming season, and we all come from different cultures. I'm Puerto Rican on my father's side, and there, we celebrate well into January until the 6th, which is El Dia de Reyes, The Three Kings (Epiphany).
Therefore, this holiday will last October 8, 2013 - January 6, 2014. The submission folder will be closed January 7, 2014.
Surely this is plenty of time for multiple people to participate!
So here's your synopsis: Pick a holiday out of the ones listed below and using your OCs represent it in a positive, creative, and artistic way. I'll be looking not only at creativity, but at the story taken from the picture, the references to the holiday and cultures, etc.
Oktoberfest (not a holiday but its pretty big for some) - SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 - OCTOBER 5, 2014
Halloween - OCTOBER 31st
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) - NOVEMBER 1st
Commissions -CLOSED-UPDATES:Commissions -CLOSED-9 months ago in Personal More Like This
* PayPal coming soon!! Reason will be explained when reopening commissions.
* Changed the titles for lineart style to make it less confusing when ordering a commission
My Commissions are now officially OPEN (Point commissions ONLY FOR NOW)! If you would like to have one, just say so ! Slots are pretty infinite at the moment! The maximum I will take at a time would be THREE commissions PER PERSON. The waiting duration will last for 3 months before you can commission again.
As my point commissions have just opened, I will have my prices halved until the 8TH OF MAY!! Although prices are halved, I will not set an unfair, sky-high price for the official prices ^w^
* The only things that are NOT half price are:
- Detailed background
- Additional characters
- CUSTOM CHARACTER DESIGNS
What I WILL draw:
* Realistic animals and humans
* Animals(cartoonified style)&
A little something I need to say and featuresAt least once a week I get approached to do a book cover for free. I want to make it very clear that my time is valuable just like anyone else and I will not spend my free time creating a cover or any other commercial project for free. I do not find it fair or considerate to ask this of someone, I would never approach someone offering a service and expect to get this service for free so please do not ask this of me. Rant over.A little something I need to say and features2 months ago in Personal More Like This
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