High Altitude by ghost-1515 Fish in the Clouds by JJcanvas
The Coming Darkness by noahbradley Low Light by Chibionpu
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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 History2 years 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...2 years 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.
Digital Art - AnimationGalleries MonthDigital Art - Animation1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
What is animation?
Animation is the illusion of movement created from the quick sucession of static images with minimal differences between them. Today there is a great variety of animation techniques that include traditional animation (a sucession of frames, drawn digitally or traditionally), stop motion (photographs of real life objects), 3D animation (created with computer software), rotoscoping (tracing a live action sequence, frame by frame) and a large etcetera.
The Digital Art > Animation gallery is intended for animations of all kinds, as long as they were made with digital mediums and they're NOT in Flash or video format (usually in GIF format).
If the animation was made with traditi
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-
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.272 years 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
#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
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 Story1 year 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
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
10 Easy Ways to Up Your Color GameTraditional Art Week10 Easy Ways to Up Your Color Game6 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
Moni's Condensed Guide to Art AppreciationCommunity WeekMoni's Condensed Guide to Art Appreciation10 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
Resources LibraryResources Library2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ho ho ho I bring you early presents this year, my resources library updated with links to downloads.
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Blur's good brush 4.0 by Xueguo Yang
Blur's good brush 4.5 by Xueguo Yang
Blur's good brush 5.1 by Xueguo Yang
Blur's good brush 6.0 by Xueguo Yang
Barontieri (Thierry Doizon)
Texture Brushes by Alectorfencer
Best of Photography IHere's a little collection with the best of photography I have found recently!Best of Photography I1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Colossus - Part II by Inebriantia-Secrecy of autumn roads- by Janek-Sedlar
Resurgence by jaelise
The perfect nap by A2MatosRemember the Fall by IndigoSummerr
An Afternoon in Rio by IsacGoulart
Blossoms by MaegondoThe Natural Networks - Part III by Inebriantia
Hope (Happy New Year!) by Inebriantia
Sleeping Misty Village by JindrichLisyStrawberrys by spanjebob89
33 by CarrotCat37
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 Reasons to ALWAYS Read Submission GuidelinesPublishing Week10 Reasons to ALWAYS Read Submission Guidelines5 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. Community2 years 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
Remember that art is an expressionThis is what I see many artists struggle with.Remember that art is an expression1 year ago in Personal More Like This
get ready for a feels train sorry
It's easy to get caught up in forever trying to improve your art in fear that you wouldn't really reach a greater potential anyway, sort of always avoiding what really matters to you anyway.
It's easy to get discouraged continuously by the artists that seem to overshadow you.
It's easy to just close in on yourself and choose to stop creating.
But really what should stop you from creating? From expressing?
I don't care if you're the nerdiest math nerd ever who sees expressing yourself as inferior or something, art is expression, and expression is a beautiful thing.
I'm a nerdy math hardcore-science nerd yet I've managed to tread in the awesomeness of what art can be and I surprise people with this all the time. But how should being a "nerdy math nerd" prevent me from explo
M/A Project Educate: Japanese New YearHappy New Year!M/A Project Educate: Japanese New Year7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
is wishing the projecteducate and CRAnimeAndManga team!
The Japanese New Year, called 正月 [Shōgatsu], is an annual festival with it's own customs. Since 1873, the Japanese New Year has been celebrated according to the Gregorian calendar, on January 1st of each year, New Year's Day - 元日 [Ganjitsu].
正月 [Shōgatsu] is the most important holiday in Japan. People say to each other Happy New Year whenever they see at the first time in the new year.
今年もよろしくお願いします [kotoshi mo yoroshiku o-negai-shimasu]
Happy Valentine's Day! :iconforeveraloneplz:Happy Valentine's Day!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Went to study Web Design... And failed misserablyThats me when I studied Web Design a few years back.Went to study Web Design... And failed misserably1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a short segment in my life that I haven't really talked about before, (mostly out of shame). So after graduating from Graphic Design school, my dearest mother really wanted to push me to study somthing else to 'expand my worldly knowledge', she started asking if just having a Graphic Design background is enough, whether I have enough skills to survive in the real world. She kept talking and talking, so in order to shut her up, I told her I could study web design because internet is the future and I have no knowledge of coding. She liked the idea. GOOD, Now leave me alone, I will study Web Design and become good at it, maybe I have a hidden talent with coding, maybe I am The One. Big mistake. :T (There has been wayyyy too many times when I would choose to listen to my mother's advice instead of following my own instinct, and in turn costing me lots of problems in the end. The most recent one costing me a whole gr