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Feature: PurpleFeature: Purple1 year ago in Personal More Like This
purple by dev1n
Purple sensations by diensilver
Purple by x-xSpitFirex-xSoft Purple. by CryingSoulGirlMy Purple Dream by Gilraen-Taralom
A Feature for the contest of projecteducate
Here the link: http://purple20.deviantart.com/journal/Creating-Awesome-Features-Contest-441470880
Art History: Celtic Art In Early HistoryArt History: Celtic Art In Early History1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Celtic Art - A Look In History
Written by KovoWolf for projecteducate
There is something so unique and so humbling about Celtic art that we can immediately recognize it when we see it, though it is difficult to truly describe as a single 'medium'. With intricate designs, swirls, and beautiful knotwork however Celtic art is also a medium that you can recognize when you see it. Because Celtic art covers a huge expanse of time, geography and throughout various cultures, it can present some difficulty when trying to term or define what Celtic art truly is.
Celtic art and culture date back as far as the 8th century B.C generally refers to the culture of the European Iron Age from around 1000 BC onwards, until the conquest by the Roman Empire. The Early Medieval art of Britain and Ireland, which produced the Book Of Kells and other masterpieces that are well known today and can be associated with "ce
Fractal Tutorials and the Heroes Who Made Them...I have been creating Fractals using fractal/flame software for about 2 years now, and have been so grateful for the makers of the Tutorials we learn from. In a previous journal we looked at different soft wares that are available to use...most of them FREE.Fractal Tutorials and the Heroes Who Made Them...1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we look at a some of the wonderful Tutorials created by people here in Deviant Art. Without their excellent guidance...some of us would still bee stumbling around in the dark trying to figure things out. If YOU have ever been interested in making fractal images...this journal is for you!
Tutorials by the fractal artist TsukinoHikari20 :icontsukinohikari20: are some of the first I personally began to experiment with.
7 awesome crafts you probably didn't know existed7 Awesome Crafts you probably didn't know existed7 awesome crafts you probably didn't know existed1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The world of crafting is fascinating and never ending. We have been crafting since the first human molded some mud into a pot, and a seemingly endless list of crafts has been created since. Some crafts are very well known, and you have probably dabbled a bit into them yourself... but some of them are a lot less known. I put some examples together, please enjoy them and leave a comment below letting us know how many of them you already knew if you know any unknown crafts, feel free to share them with us!
Extra credits if you already tried some of these!
Note: These are NOT totally obscure crafts that are only practiced in remote places of the world or that require specialized equipment, I chose crafts that should be easy enough to pick up but not a lot of people are doing.
1. Stone carving.
Incredible works of art can be made even from the humble common stone. Precious or semi-
Mineral and Gem Stone FeatureThis feature is about minerals and gem stones: Various forms in their rough states (minerals) and some jewelry and artisan crafts made of these precious stones. In this feature are random artists as well as friends and watchers included. The journal feature is my contribution to group :iconprojecteducate:'s Contest: Creating Awesome Features, Link http://fav.me/d7au940 by :iconWorldWar-Tori:Mineral and Gem Stone Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Minerals (rough gem stones)
Azurite by RockhoundsMalachite Slab Polished by lamorth-the-seekerFibrous Malachite by Rockhounds
10 Easy Ways to Up Your Color GameTraditional Art Week10 Easy Ways to Up Your Color Game4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here are 10 ideas to try to have more fun with color in your art! All the examples used are works by the members of the Deviant Art community.
1. Make your OWN color wheel.
Use only primary red, yellow, and blue to create all the shades by color blending or using premade colors depending on your preference. Using your own medium to create your own reference will give you a realistic spectrum of the colors you have at your disposal.
2. Create contrast with complements.
Opposites attract attention! Red/Green, Orange/Blue, Purple/Gold. There's a reason that complementary colors are often seen on logos, sports jerseys and holiday decor. For an easy, and quick way to grab attention use two colors directly
Art History: Art made with MS PaintIn today's Art History article, we are looking at YOUR art. Specifically, art made with Microsoft Paint.Art History: Art made with MS Paint3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Paint (formerly Paintbrush for Windows) is a simple graphics painting program that has been included with all versions of Microsoft Windows. It is often referred to as MS Paint or Microsoft Paint. The program opens and saves files as Windows bitmap (24-bit, 256 color, 16 color, and monochrome, all with the .bmp extension), JPEG, GIF (without animation or transparency, although the Windows 98 version, a Windows 95 upgrade, and the Windows NT4 version did support the latter), PNG (without alpha channel), and TIFF (without multiple page support). The program can be in color mode or two-color black-and-white, but there is no grayscale mode. For its simplicity, it rapidly became one of the most used applications in the early versions of Windows—introducing many to painting on a computer for the first time—and still has strong associations with the immediate usability of th
Art History: Tim BurtonWe all know him for his famous movies in the animated world, he's a legend to both children and adults, and has produced some of the most memorable stories in history from The Nightmare Before Christmas to Caroline, Tim Burton has marked his place in the world. But who was Tim Burton and how did he climb all the way to the top?Art History: Tim Burton11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Tim was born in Burbank, CA on August 25th, 1958. Now, Tim Burton may be old, but the guy is still a genius! Starting out with stop motion films at the age of 13, Burton had a passion for films. He didn't do so well in high school, but that still didn't stop him from his passion. After high school, he attended the California Institute of the Arts to study character animation and later attended CalArts where a short film of his attracted Disneys attention and graduated from in 1979.
Afterwards, he gained an apprenticeship with Disney, working as an animator, storyboard artist, and conceptional artist for the classic animated films Fox and the Hou
Be An Active Watchee We all want active watchers; people that comment on our deviations and add them to their favorites. That get involved in whatever projects we have going on, polls we post or anything else. Active watchers are awesome and we're lucky to have them. But are you an active watchee?Be An Active Watchee1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Some people return watches, some people don't. However you do it, a big key to have active watchers for most of us is to be active in return! But what is an active watchee?
Being an active watchee isn't really that hard, it's just boils down to being involved with your watchers and being part of their deviantART experience too. They watched you for whatever reasons they did. Let it be your artwork, your community involvement, your bribery... whatever it is, they watched you for a reason, reasons we shall appreciate because we are respectable people after all! So without further babbling or .gifs,
5 Steps to Being an Active Watchee
1. Stay regular
#FF - FeatureFriday 14 Hello there!#FF - FeatureFriday 141 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This is nº 14 of my photography feature project called FeatureFriday (or FF).
Each week I will be faving photos that I see and show them to you every friday.
I hope you enjoy this feature as much as I enjoyed discovering these works!
This feature is for the Awesome Feature Contest by projecteducate.
(hey, listen!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYWMhzIRzuU
Book by Somebody--else the key by aimeelikestotakepicsSummer by Ksuksa-Raykova
27Shoot, its that time of the year again where for unknown reasons random people start saying 'Happy Birthday' to me. Yes it is true, I am another year closer to death (Ry is really optimistic sometimes isnt he?). WELL its all good, I mean I just wanna take a minute to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday, today has been quite pleasant actually. Received many gifts from fellow Ryceballs, some nice messages, and I did a little Livestream that I think people quite enjoyed and had a good laugh. All going well so far. So yes, 27 years down, what a life! Well since today is my special day, I have decided to take you guys for a ride in the Life of Ry journey, what was Ry doing 5 years ago? 10 years ago? 20 years ago?! Lets start from the year I was born.271 year ago in Personal More Like This
1986: Ry came out of his mother's womb with crayon in his hands.
1987: Ry's first word was "RYYYYYYYYYRYYYY!!" In fact thats all he could say the whole year.
1988 (Accidentally skipped a year and ad
2014 Positivity Project So after my post last night I started thinking; positive thinking; I want to do something to promote positivity throughout the world, not just in my life so I decided to start a 2014 Positivity Project using a tumblr blog and hopefully make it grow more throughout the year.2014 Positivity Project1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The 5 W's
What? The whole point of this project is to spread positivity through photographing inspirational/positive/motivational/uplifting quotes written on paper
When? NOW! You can do one once a month, week, day or just only once. However many times you want to do it! My goal is to collect 365 positive quote photos by the end of this year. If you do one, leave a comment in this journal, on my page or send me a note and I will add it to
I will not be subjected to criminal abuseIts time for another story, do you guys want a story? I will give you one. This one is about my early days in the work industry and how you should always becareful and know your legal rights before you head in, you do not want to be subjected to criminal abuse without knowing. This happened a few years back, straight out of Design College, when I was still an 'Amateur Graphic Designer' as they like to call me. So I was searching online for jobs and found one that requires a Graphic Designer with artistic skills who can create original characters as well as making little icons and graphics stuff. I was like HELL YEAH THATS ME, so I sent them my portfolio, back then it had really unprofessional messy drawings and then a few graphic design works and photography bullshit pieces that I threw in here and there to show my 'range', I didn't have a consistant style and I had no idea what people wanted to see lol. So the company saw my work and they told me to come in. I was reallyI will not be subjected to criminal abuse2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Deviantart StoryMy Deviantart Story10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Deviantart is like the mother who gave birth to me. She gave me life as an artist, she allowed me to showcase my skills and creativity and even to express my ideas. Without Deviantart, there would be no Ry-Spirit!
Deviantart also allowed me to make new friends! Some of my closest friends I made are through here on this very website. And no they are not the three people in the image above, but those guys looks fun, contact me if you are one of the three people in the picture. Thanks
Deviantart has helped me grow as an artist and as a person too! Through positive feedback and compliments from the nice community!
Deviantart is like a home to me. This is the website I visit the most, I have made the most friends here, I also follow many other talented artists here who has inspired me. DA is my home!
Another thing that I experience a lot on Dev
Preventing Injuries for Artists...Preventing Injuries for Artists...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Preventing Injuries for Artists (and people who work with computers)
Hello there my fellow deviants, time for a new update. It’s a long entry, so go grab a snack and sit tight with a good posture, because there's a lot to learn here - even some anatomy.
I just read about Loish’s injury on her blog, and it’s truly saddening to see a fellow artist struggling with a physical limitation that affects their workflow.
Loish is absolutely right, the body has its limits and we ought to be careful before it’s too late.
Tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, aren’t stranger terms to me, many artists and people who work with computers for many hours, tend to deal with the same conditions, some let it advance to the stage where the only treatment is surgery, which can potentially reduce mobility and destroy an illustrator’s career.
10 Reasons to ALWAYS Read Submission GuidelinesPublishing Week10 Reasons to ALWAYS Read Submission Guidelines2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Think you're too cool for submission guidelines? Think again...
1. It only takes five minutes.
2. And preparing your materials the right way will make you look professional (even if you’re just starting out. Or a cat).
3. It makes the editor’s life much easier, since they’re probably buried in paper to begin with.
Not that kind of paper!
4. And keeps them from becoming enraged at yet another improper submission.
5. And when the editor is happy, you’re more likely to get accepted!
6. Instead of outright rejected because you didn’t number your pages or something.
7. And if the lit mag you’re submitting to uses slush readers instead, they will also be relieved.
8. Instead of wanting to just crawl under the desk and die.
9. In short, read the guidelines for a happier publishing experience.
10. Or else.
Activity vs. Community When combining millions of artists working with different media, style, experience level, etc. being here can become overwhelming and finding your "place" can seem almost impossible. Throughout the last few weeks I've noticed more and more people asking "how can I be more active?" and "how do I get involved in the community?"Activity vs. Community1 year ago in Personal More Like This
These are both the same question and completely different questions at the same time. Though the answers to both are quite similar if not the same the difference between activity and community is huge! We're going to cover the answers and difference to both of those in this article.
There are three basic ways to being active on dA and getting involved the community. Everything after this will actually lead right back to these three things.
Commenting: is the best and most effective way to particicpate in our community becaus
Contest Time !Entries are due tomorrow, there will be no more extensions! Good luck!Contest Time !1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconredsparklesplz: VA CONTEST :iconredsparklesplz:
Create a full-coloured artwork of your original character cosplaying from an Anime/Manga series.
Your illustration must have at least 2 characters.
It can be 2 original characters (or one original + fanart character).
31st of August 2014
You must be a member of VA to participateAll admin are allowed to participate, but cannot vote if they choose to participateThe submission must be in anime/manga styleNo mature contentFull Color picture with backgroundThe deviation must be created solely for this contest.You may create more than one entry but only one can win.
You may submit via note to the group with a link to your artwork OR
submit your submission to the Monthly themes > 2014 >> Cosplay contest
I saved my friend with a KFC bucketYo guys, it's Sweet and Sour Pork with Ryce poured with some random sauce on the side. You know when you have dreams or flashbacks of your childhood past sometimes and think "oh God why was I so stupid"... that's what happened to me yesterday, after my dog left me a lovely present on my bed. A huge wave of nostalgia rushed over me after that crap.I saved my friend with a KFC bucket2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, Uncle Ry has an embarrassing story to share, since it was basically the start of my really cool badboy senpai image.
This was me as a kid:
As you can see, I still have that charming smile even now. Just look at dem eyes. I was definitely the senpai of all my girl classmates.
Ok guys, no need to stare for too long, I know I'm good looking but we gotta get to the point ok? :'I You know those kids in movies where some freak accident happens and they are always the hero? Yeah well I was that kid one time, and that was the start of my super cool badboy senpai career. I remember when I was 5 and about to start my first day at school in Grad
Seek and you shall findHiya Ryceballs, oh my god what an insane couple of days. I don't even know where to start I really don't, it has to do with papa Ry, my dad. It has been an emotional roller coaster for him and this whole event is kinda like a joke now when I think back on it. OK long story short, he was afraid he's gonna be jobless, pretty much he left his old job to work in a 'better' job only to find out that this better job has an even more unreasonable boss bla bla bla I don't wanna get into full details for his privacy's sake. So now he wants to quit this current job and go back to his old job and im like 'ARE YOU FREAKIN JOKING ME?! YOU JUST LEFT! AND NOW U WANNA GO BACK?!' Like how embarrassing would that be right? But he says he has no other options and no other jobs out there, so I told him to look for jobs online and he's like 'Oh nah it won't make a difference'. :I This is coming from a man who doesn't know how to turn off an ipad. So I told him a true story I read... I thought it hasSeek and you shall find2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's your Daily AntidoteYou are going to be somebody amazing one day.Here's your Daily Antidote7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Use your skills. Don't waste them.
You are a good person.
You can do this. Stick with it, stay patient.
Dream and achieve.
It takes strength to cry. Crying means you deal with your problems and don't run away from them.
You are allowed to cry. Cry and trust.
You will make it. You can make everything.
You have an unbending power inside of you.
Be one with yourself. Be in peace with yourself.
Moni's Condensed Guide to Art AppreciationCommunity WeekMoni's Condensed Guide to Art Appreciation8 months ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Since the early 20th century, when painting began to stretch the boundaries of what we consider artful, or even art itself, the language we use to describe art, and therefore the way we think about art, has become so muddled that it is not uncommon to read commentary about art and feel that you need an art degree, yet not the technical skill associated with art, to understand why a particular work of art has value. These ideas are condensed from this version of a journal entry I wrote recently, in which I am rethinking how everyday people can express confidence in what kind of art appeals to them. It includes some considerations that generally do not seem to be mentioned by authorities on art: museums, critics, writers, and artists themselves, who often speak about art in such jargon that it begins to lack any practical meaning. I consider myself relatively
This is importantThere's no words. Only emotions and tears. At least from my side.This is important1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How To Be A Productive WriterHow To Be A Productive WriterHow To Be A Productive Writer11 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
You know the type: the writer who submits something new everyday, who floods your inbox with new poems and prose pieces that they somehow had time to write since the last time you logged in to dA. How do they do it? Are there more than 24 hours in their day? Do they have chunks of spare time that you don't? Super discipline? Magic powers?
It may seem like a strange and mystical phenomenon, but believe it or not, that person is probably just as busy as you are. Even more unbelievable: you can become that person, too. It doesn't take magic powers or a high tolerance to lack of sleep or loads of spare time, but it does take discipline. Ready? Okay.
Actually, not quite ready yet. You know when you're really on a roll, when you're writing and writing and suddenly... you stop to check Facebook? Yeah. Whether it be Facebook or email or the refrigerator or deviantART, we want to get rid of distractions. Move to a distraction-free ar