Getting Noticed in dAEveryday, millions of users from all over the world use deviantART, and it is really hard for new users to get themselves noticed. Oh yes, it is HARD. It can actually be a really disappointing experience for some of us. But, if you show some patience and work for it, you may just be able to crack through that wall standing between you and exposure to the community. Remember, all it take is patience. Lots and lots of patience. Oh, and you also need to trust yourself. Just because you couldn't get a huge fan base in several weeks or months doesn't mean that you will never get them. But, there are some really important stuff you need to follow first before getting there.Getting Noticed in dA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
dA is also a community, just like any other community in the world. The only difference is dA is and online community and the others, well they are totally offline . So, this means there will be some standards to be held in there, or else it won't function properly. You are going to have to stick to
How to Become a Better Artist OvernightCheck out my newest weekly blog post "How to Become a Better Artist Overnight" where I go over the skills of becoming an effective learner.How to Become a Better Artist Overnight3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I promise this doesn't belong in the self help section.
Hope to see you there!
Do it---> http://garretaj.blogspot.com/
Thoughts for Raz!Hi there to all of our dear members. As some of you may have already heard, a very treasured member here at DeviantArt is not doing so well and a candle vigil and/or prayer circle has been circulating around to keep Raz and his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers. So, here at ArtHasSoul, we'd like to do a feature of some of his beautiful artwork while asking you to please him and his family both on and off of dA in your thoughts and prayers!Thoughts for Raz!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Also, please feel free to leave comments with thumbs of his favorite works or to send positive energy to him and his family as well!
We are thinking of you all and sending good thoughts!
F E A T U R E S # 3M Y . F E A T U R E SF E A T U R E S # 33 years ago in Personal More Like This
For all who do not know me, I am a young artist who likes to work with all genres of art ... Willing to experience new challenges.
S E E by The-BloundA T O R M E N T by The-Blound1 V 2 by The-Blound
D O W N by The-BloundI M A G I N A T I O N by The-BloundD R A G A N by The-BloundP H O T O by The-BloundE N J O Y by The-Blound
A B S by The-BloundA B C by The-Bloundaudio V I S I O N by The-Blound
F E A T U R E S # 3
ordre mondial by scheinbarBloody Queen Mary... by J-u-d-a-sIf I was Yours by MonaParvinDroid by Surehuinel
De-finned by impureactsIn the Darkness by BiBiARTs:thumb293048844:Me'e Wahine by MililaniMak
Creating Clouds by maiarcitaAutumn Portal by WhendellA part of me is gone by SP-ByIsaMultifaceted by babsartcreations
:thumb293096227:A street in Istanbul by MustafaSEZER- M E C A - by MissGribElements - Fire by CassiopeiaArt
Award by MizthM a r i o n e T T e by IlaydaPortakalogluMasquerade by SilEnigmaArtsdark friends by peroni68
:thumb292639822:Nannies for dragon baby by PerlaMarinaBlue by SweediesArtRoses are Red by EnchantedWhispersArt
Dreaming of Light by JuliaTosiCliffside by KarkanCoalPowerpland ECVB by DimitriKINGPlum Blossom by Pygar
Style Bolder Scrapbook [Tutorial]Gần đây có rất nhiều thắc mắc về phần viền chỉ khâu trog art của Dâu ~Style Bolder Scrapbook [Tutorial]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hôm nay mik sẽ lm tut này chỉ cho các bn ~ Rất đơn giản thôi
B1: Các bn tạo 1 brush h́nh dấu _ [đậm vào nhé ]or tạo text lên trag trắng cx đk ~
[rồi del BG đi và lưu lm brush là xog]
B2: Chỉnh phần thông tin cho brush [mở = phím F5]
Thông số : http://i.imgur.com/lU7crIH.png
B3: Chọn công cụ pentool [phím P] ~ Vẽ 1 pat xung quanh nơi cần lm viền
B4: Click chuột trái ~ chọn stroke pat > brush và DONE
Có 1 cách nữa nhưng nó liên quan đến nhiều công cụ nên mik lười chụp qá
Các bn có thể fill màu viền tu
[TUT]: How to fine a beautiful ScrapbookHé lô các bạn!!! Hôm nay mình sẽ viết TUT tìm Scrapbook. Nhớ đừng ném đá. Nếu có copy ở đâu thì nhớ ghi nguồn[TUT]: How to fine a beautiful Scrapbook1 year ago in Personal More Like This
B1: Vào Google sợt: скрап наборы для фотошопа
B2: Bấm vào dòng đầu (Hình ảnh cho...)
Thế là ta được rất nhiều bộ Scrap đẹp
Cách 2 (cách này thì không tìm được nhiều bộ đẹp như C1):
news and DOUBLE FEATURE!!!Hello all my friends and watchers... this week I am taking a break from my normal plan to feature each of the donors who contributed to my pool and enabled me to get my premium membership back, but rest assured, I will continue that process next week.news and DOUBLE FEATURE!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the meantime, I have a couple news items, and a special double feature this week.
In the news, as most you may have already heard, Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon died this past week... a very sad thing indeed. To find links to news articles about this, please visit the journal of :iconskyzyk: as Gary posted links to NASA and other articles about this sad topic.
You may or may not have heard, and perhaps do not care to know that the Actress/Comedienne Phyllis Diller also passed away this past week... some of you are probably too young to really be aware of Ms. Diller, I would bet some of are really too young to know much about Mr. Armstrong... but still its very sad news.
In a more joyous vein... I sold a p
Tutorial Student Scrapbooking--------------------------------------------------------------------------Tutorial Student Scrapbooking2 years ago in Personal More Like This
l Warning: Journey đầy hố
l Nếu nghĩ đến chuyện sao chép, hăy nhớ kỹ bạn có thể hoàn toàn bị giết chết
l với các câu hỏi "ngây ngô" không lường trước được.
Đây là bài Journey của Eriol tổng quan về các mẹo vặt scrapbooking, ghi chép lại cho mọi người. Hy vọng mọi người cảm thấy nó có ích.
P/s: Dù sao năm nay tớ cũng lên lớp 9 rồi, kiểu này giống như tu luyện tích đức để thi THPT ư mà. Nếu cứ khăng khăng giữ th́ có chết cũng có đem xuống mồ được đâu
339th feature - CustomizationJournal CSS by Jamaal10339th feature - Customization2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
CSS best viewed in Firefox
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On the 2nd October 2009 Sortvind posted a news item which I would like to bring to your attention ........ How to make your uploads Stronger
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Daily Fractal Feature for November 22, 2013Daily Fractal Feature for November 20, 2013Daily Fractal Feature for November 22, 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
On a daily basis we, at DailyFractalFeatures, are aiming to showcase a small selection of fractal artwork to the community.
We are proud to feature today's Daily Fractal Feature!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the works featured and congratulate the artists!
Glory and Fall III by raysheaf
suggested by Tate27kh
Tapis volant.... by MeLinFrance
suggested by GrannyOgg
suggester says: " Iridescent colours and traditional shapes combine to create a magic carpet full of eastern promise!"
Heavenly Ascended by Karkan
suggested by Tate27kh
Strawberry and Mint Dream by Kancano
suggested by GrannyOgg
suggester says: "This is a dreamy beautiful spiral that ticks each and every box for me!"
Thera Queen Of The Galaxy by xzendor7
suggested by :devfraterch
Protips1# How to price your art ?As we are on an artist platform, maybe it's time for me to share some of my experience as an artist with my fellows around here. Well, I'm sure there are a lot of articles of that kind on the internet, but I still receive the same questions over and over so maybe it could be a good idea to write regularly here about one of them... And if the concept pleases you, I will maybe write some more.Protips1# How to price your art ?7 months ago in Personal More Like This
The first subject is not the easiest, because money and art is still kind of taboo for lot of people, but I choosed it because I think it's one of the most essential point for beginners ( young artists as students or hobbyists who would like to sell some original works or comissions, or young freelancers ). Well, it will be a very general approach, so if you want to talk about a point more precisely, or if you need more examples, feel free to comment below. I'll be glad to answer!
At first, don't think "How much a client would like to pay for my art?"
If you decide to sell your ar
PE: Shading EmotesShading EmotesPE: Shading Emotes1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
'Ello there! If you've been on any social media site, you most likely in one form or another have used an emoticon. An emoticon is an icon that expresses emotion. Such as
Emotes are an easy way to express yourself and I'm going to teach you how to shade some.
Almost all emotes are sized to be 15x15 (unless you are making a larger one; tutorial by IceXDragon described here). You can use lots of programs to make them. I use MS Paint to make my emotes because I believe it's the easiest to control but you can use whatever you like.
An emote's outline will look like this (You can use it if you want. ) :
Here's what it looks like at a bigger scale.
Emotes should look circular like the one above. I would recommend this size for all emotes at a standard size level. At this stage, I like to mess with the emote to see what k
The Focal Point Tutorial: Part 1PART ONE: INTRODUCTION AND VALUESThe Focal Point Tutorial: Part 14 years ago in Personal More Like This
Keep in mind: This tutorial only covers focal points. There is a great deal more to be learned about composition and design than what is discussed here.
One of the most important things for an illustrator to understand is focal points. When you get down to the very essence of your piece, your focal point is responsible for your entire composition, the entire meaning, and the allure of the piece. This is something that even professional artists struggle with. I can't tell you how many pieces of art I see everyday that are of a professional level, but have no focal point whatsoever (and should have one).
What is a focal point?
A focal point is the object or person of interest in your image. It is the thing that you want your viewers to look at first and keep returning to as they look at other parts of the image. Focal points mostly apply to full illustrations that have a foreground, middle ground, and backg
Tutorial Treasury 05In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!Tutorial Treasury 052 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Learn how to create this cinematic scene in quick and easy steps! This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to blend images to create an apocalyptic scene and add flying meteors with premade Photoshop brushes. You’ll also learn several different ways to add lighting effects and create a strong atmosphere. ~ written by Jarka Hrnčárková ~"
Poetic Terms and TechniquesPoetic terms and techniquesPoetic Terms and Techniques2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
This article aims to give you a brief introduction to some poetic terms with which you can bemuse your friends and nonplus your enemies. Try and sling some of these terms into a casual conversation and watch the ensuing confusion.
If you don't want to confuse people, you could use these terms to discuss poetry like a badass
while smoking unfiltered cigarettes in a French cafe, when critiquing, or to give your own poetry a bit of a vajazzle.
These terms are arranged vaguely into alphabetical order for your convenience. Some of them will be covered in more detail in other articles throughout the week.
Alliteration (see also Sibilance)
Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds, often used for a specific effect in poetry.
the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
- - Wilfred Owen, ‘Anthem for Do
Hints and Tips #1Hello and welcome to the first instalments of 'Hints & Tips' andHints and Tips #11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I hope these short and simple Tutorials will help boost and
inspire YOU to learn and create your own works in the many
forms and mediums that you may work in.
SO... The first Hint/Tip is -
FIXING WARPED FINISHED WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
(lumpy or uneven surface)
1- The warped painting
2 - Turn the painting around and cover the back
with plenty of water from corner to corner
3- Place in a large hardback book between blank pages
4- Close the book and place something heavy on it and wait
30 to 50 minutes so that the pages absorb the moisture
5- You open the book and the painting is flat
=to show that it doesn't remove paint, here is the finished piece=
I hope this helps
PE: Contrast in Digital ArtThis article aims to introduce different kinds of ‘contrast’ in digital art, although most of the following points can also be applied to other media as well.PE: Contrast in Digital Art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
(noun) - Contrast is a principle of art. When defining it, art experts refer to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama.
1. Colours and Brightness
One of the first things to come to mind when we think of ‘contrast’ are colours contrasting with each other.
(The colours labelled as 'primary' are the primary colours in the RGB colour model. Primary colours of the CMYK colour model are cyan, magenta and yellow.)
Ready, Set, NaNo!So it's that time of the year again and we're all racing around trying to get our bits together for NaNoWriMo. OR, we're laughing at the people running around trying to get all their bits together for NaNo. In the past, I've written articles on what NaNo is and how to prepare for it. This isn't one of those articles. Well, not entirely. Let's start with the glaringly obvious.Ready, Set, NaNo!11 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
What's the point of NaNo?
If you answered "To write a 50k Word Count Novel in a month's time," you're wrong. NaNo is about conditioning writers to write regularly, keep those creative juices flowing and to work under pressure. November is a busy month. Students are back in school. Parents are dealing with said students. In the United States, we have Thanksgiving and of course everyone is getting ready for Christmas. Add in clearing 1,667 words a day and we're talking about some major pressure. But that's the poi
How To : FeaturesSince i get asked a lot how i create my Features i decided to write a short tutorial about it, i hope it will help some of you :How To : Features3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What we want to create :
Of course you can add a lot more photos ! ( Example : http://kara-a.deviantart.com/journal/Watchers-Feature-II-Part-1-328802678 )
The html code :
<da:deviation id="312488093" width="600">
<da:deviation id="328534872" width="200"><da:deviation id="309814893" width="400">
- the first part (
Did You Know - Thumbs CodeThumbs CodeDid You Know - Thumbs Code1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Whenever you do a feature or maybe want to link to a certain deviation the thumbs code is a very handy feature. It allows your viewers to see a smaller version of what you are referring to directly.
But did you know that there are several ways to make thumbs appear?
The most common way is to grab the thumbs code from the sidebar of a deviation.
That way you will get a little preview no bigger than 150x150px.
Another thing you can do is to create a big thumb. For that you just need to add 'big' to the thumbcode, like :bigthumb###:
For our example it will look like this.
Big thumbs will get no bigger than 300x300px.
Alongside those and thanks to AddMedia and Sta.sh you also vary the size on your own.
Either choose deviations from the AddMedia sidebar and make use of the transformation corners or use this code
How to Write a Query LetterPublishing WeekHow to Write a Query Letter5 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
A query is kind of what it sounds like -- you're ASKING an agent or publisher if they're interested in seeing your book. But a query is more than hey what's up I'm awesome my book is awesome look at it plz! You have to write a professional letter that will entice the person who will read it into writing back with a HECK YES SHOW ME YOUR BOOK! (Okay, they probably won't say it like that. But you get the gist.)
The first line in your query should be:
Dear Ms./Mr. AgentLastName OR Dear Ms/Mr. EditorLastName
This might sound obvious, but you never EVER want to address a query with Dear Sirs/Madams or To Whom it May Concern. You also don't want to address it to the publisher or the agency. You are writing a specific agent or a specific editor, whom you've taken the time to research. You know what this person likes and you think he or she will like your book. So address them personally.
The next lines should should look something like:
Project Educate: See the light and remember itProject Educate: See the light and remember it2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
See the light and remember it
Lighting in photography is a living, changing art. One of the most important abilities of a photographer is to see light and to remember it. Light is the most changing element in our daily life. We move among solid objects and among people who do not change drastically during a day or a week. But visually the appearance of our environment and of people around us may change from one hour to the next due to the time of day, the weather, or the particular source of light. Photographers are aware of these changes and store in their memory the impact different types of light have on our emotions and our subconscious. For a photographer, watching the light becomes second nature.
Some of the photographer's palette of tools:
-The angle of light
-Quality (hard or soft)
Angle of light
PE: Watercolour and saltWatercolour and saltPE: Watercolour and salt1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Watercolour painting provides us with fantastic possibilities to create various textures. They can be achieved in many different ways with use of many different side components and equipment - in this article, I'll focus on salt textures. It usually takes time to get a handle of it - like everything else - but the outcome is definitely worth it.
Water and pigment
The three factors that determine the effects are the amount of water, amount of pigment and amount of salt, with the two first being the harder part. The more water you use, the more time it takes for the paint to dry and the more time the salt has to work - therefore the pigment will be pushed further away and you'll get bigger, paler spots between darker pigment borders. Less water will get you smaller, star-like
Art Merchandising with LoveArt in the ProfessionsArt Merchandising with Love4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Art Merchandise 101: What is it?
As artists, we're mostly all familiar with designing our works with the thought of it one day being displayed in print or poster format. So what can we do if we have bigger and brighter dreams for our works than them simply being limited to a plastic frame hanging above a desk? Art merchandising - turning designs into products other than prints - can be the next step for the artist looking to expand their design horizons and make some money at the same time. Creating pieces for products other than prints can be artistically challenging as well as personally profitable; many deviants have found monetary gain as well as artistic achievement through doing so. Thanks to a plethora of platforms including DeviantArt, getting started in turning your personal works into cool products can be relatively easy and straightforward. Regardless of whether you're a professional artist, an up-and-comer looking for