Things you should never ask an Artist to doI write this to not spark a debate or judgement, only to share my personal opinion and experience in hopes of benefiting you and offering insight to people thinking about hiring an artist.Things you should never ask an Artist to do3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Things you should never ask an Artist to do:
1. Free Work.
Do I really have to explain this one? You wouldn't walk into any other business offering a service and ask for free clothes or a burger right? No, you pay for them without question and they take a lot less creativity, time to make and cost a lot less. Why ask people to work for free on something you couldn't make yourself? If you believe in your vision, then I suggest find funding for it to pay the people doing the work for you. This goes for family as well, don't get me wrong, I love my family and enjoy doing something for them but it means so much more when I OFFER to do something for free than when it's expected. Let the artist decide whether or not they want to give their time for free without asking them, as a rule treat them with res
Best of 2011 - LinesEach month this year I'll make a feature dedicated to all the wonderful works of art that I've in 2011 and each month will have a different theme.Best of 2011 - Lines3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm sorry that this month will be a lot shorter due to my trip to Warsaw last week.
May theme: Lines
Lines by Kamidoudou :thumb263153344: :thumb256681262: Pear muncher by Jedni 80's chick by Oderaa :thumb252212339: Zentangle Under the Sea by vlacruz :LINEART: Angel by ArielRocha water by kinohara-kossuta Sabelle by Amdhuscias - WIP - The Black Swan - by ooneithoo Aphrodite Lineart by RiverCreek Jar of Hearts by pellchi :thumb210903950: ariel lineart by evilkanivil Madame Mirage Inks by devgear :thumb2030
Plz AccountsWhat is a Plz account?Plz Accounts6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Plz accounts are dA accounts created for the use of their avatar. The emote or image is placed as icon, which can then be produced in comments wherever avatars can normally be used. They are called plz accounts due to the fact most accounts end in the 3 letters plz, both to avoid using decent names and to identify their purpose.
Is there a list of Plz accounts?
There isn't an 'official' list of plz accounts, however there are a number of accounts on deviantART designed to help deviants find new plz accounts to use. Below is a list of some of these accounts:
How do I use a Plz account?
As plz accounts are simply dA accounts you can use there icon around dA by simply typing :iconAccountName: into journals, comments and cha
Chrisravensar Artist InterviewWe recently conducted an interview with the amazing talented Artist Chrisravensar. The profile is at http://chrisravensar.deviantart.com/Chrisravensar Artist Interview2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the interview below - thanks to the Artist for the time in conducting and answering questions for our members.
What inspired me to take up art.
I couldn't say I can not remember a time when I wasn't drawing. As a child my sisters wanted Barbies I wanted art supplies. So I suppose I was born an artist. What kept me drawing were my interests. I drew what I loved horses and animals. And whatever had my interest at the time Swords and Fantasy Artherian legend. I have always drawn what I wanted.
What materials do you use and recommend
I am a pencil artist and draw on paper. I have done ink work and will be doing more of that soon. I also use coloured pencil and chalk pencil. What I recommend is difficult to say. Paper I buy by feel. I don't really care about a brand or manufacturer. I want acid free and something that feels right, I
monday features II.every monday new features. if you want to be in the next one/know an artist who deserve a feature [every kind of art], just note me.monday features II.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
flower by Stegie silent world by TanjaMaria
Let's fall together by bittersweetvenom The Lake House by valiunic Ghostwood by busangane wldrsch I by schwarzrausch
:thumb283533320: Hope by feanutri Ode to luck by Branchewski MDMA by geonebieridze
Sirens III by Vellocet-Photography part II by rooze under prepared by rieadd I WALK THE LINE, BUT... by aerendial
Lost by nairafee Stories of daily loneliness #3: beds by d-s-foto Deathwish by MarsiaMS I will survive by all17
Autumnus flamma by eliska-olsanska Cold December by Da-Cha-Cha Fall 3 by viva-la-cheese Hold on to love by mebilia
hold it all inside by CherishKay ..: White bells :.. by Mademoiselle-P dreams by ClarissaLilium :thumb339633246: Sadness is a blessing by LeaLion Day 271 by ILoveNapoleon Field wonders by LuPri
please, as always, show these artists love&appreciation.
have a good week.
General Photography Daily Deviation GuidelinesHello everyone!General Photography Daily Deviation Guidelines3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alongside Kaz-D, I am open to suggestions for Daily Deviations from the Photography Gallery in the following sub-galleries only:
People & Portraits [Only Classic Portraits, Emotive Portraits, Expressive, Infants and Children, Miscellaneous, Self-Portraits, Spontaneous Portraits, Weddings]
...basically any Photography sub-gallery without a Community Volunteer attached!
Tips & Hints
[Bullet; Blue] I like to take into account the Daily Deviations received in the photographer's past. Because of this, I am more inclined to feature those that have not already received a Daily Deviation in 2012, or have less than 3 Daily Deviations.
[Bullet; Blue] I like things to be natural where photography is concerned, so most effects should be simple and minimal, such
February is gone and March is coming! ^^ Hiiiiiiii!!February is gone and March is coming! ^^2 years ago in Personal More Like This
February is gooone, yeaah!! My exams'period finally has ended... I did 5 exams during February and now I'm so tired! X_X
Let's think something more relaxing now! ^^
Like every month... let's begin!!
Deviations I think are underappreciated! ^^
:thumb330830733: Kyrie: Blood Royal 3 by KirikoSan TONACOSU Dec 2012 (7) by ReyNathanael Princess Peach by MishiroMirage Rasler's Journey by InfiniteCosplay Bride by Matsu-Sotome Mg 1782 1 by Ai-desu Etna's wig by SpiderCoffee Winter by Soirsce Liberating Constantinople by Forcebewitya Journey Traveler by tycho-cosplay Reflections II by badlydrawndoll Within the Dark by SnapShot120 February Lightning Strike by FlorentCourty Memento28 by faestock Fields by Artemis-Graphics
And now the Daily Deviations I've suggested during February!
June May by NadiaSK X1999 by Kazuki-Fuchouin Enchantress of the White by Faytful13 In Power by xXAnemonaXx Yuko. Whire ver. by MrsGnob Opera: official Cha-no-yu'12 photo. Milian back by ElenaLeetah Queen Amidala, Starwars by Cosmic-Empress :thum
October Contest: Abstract ColoursThis month we're launching a contest for all the abstract photographers out there - and all the wannabe abstract photographers! The beauty of Abstract Photography is that it's incredibly easy to capture - if you know what you're doing. So this month we're challenging you to capture some abstract colours - and giving you the chance to win some fantastic prizes along the way!October Contest: Abstract Colours2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Entries must be NEW i.e created on or after 1st October 2012
Entries must be Abstract Photography - minimal manipulation
You do need to be a group member to participate!
Promotion of our contest is much appreciated - but not a necessity!
1st Place: 6 month subscription and 200 Points
2nd Place: 3 month subscription and 100 Points
Start: 1st October 2012
End: 30th October 2012
How to Enter?
Just pop along and submit your
100 Points to be Given Away! Everyone's a winner!10 Months as Sarah-BK - 100 Points to give away for reaching 10,000 Pageviews!100 Points to be Given Away! Everyone's a winner!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I love round numbers I've never hit 10k page-views before, not even on my older account after 3 years! I'm truly in awe ^^ So, as a really big thank you to all who have shown me support, I've decided to do my first ever give-away for reaching such a big number! I'm actually quite excited about it Read on if you want to be one of the winners for points!
I wasn't sure whether to give the whole 100 points to one lucky deviant, or to give 10 points to 10 lucky deviants so I made a poll (http://sarah-bk.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3478746/) - the results from those who answered were staggeringly close! The slight majority went to the second option I mentioned (at the time of writing of course), so you have 10 chances to be a winner of points! BUT, that is not all I have to offer! Since it isn't a grand prize, I decided to make things a little more
1500 Watchers FeatureThis is for you my friends!1500 Watchers Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I just reached 1500 watchers and wanted to thank you all!
1500 is just a number but it also means that 1500 people around the world like my art and want to see more.
That makes me kind of proud^^
I want to thank you for your faves, your lovely comments, your support, your inspiration and motivation,
for helping me when I need you, for answering my bazillion polls, for reading my journals,
for sharing your wonderful art with me, for watching me and for just beeing there!
:iconheartyellowplz: :iconheartgreenplz: :iconheartlightblueplz: :iconheartorangeplz:
Also I want to tell you that I am selling prints of this work now! They are limited to only five pieces.
For more info please click here: http://nilanja.deviantart.com/art/PRINTS-366067416
And now it is time for your wonderful works my friends!
This is just an extract of your great works - I am sorry that I can not
January Contest + December Results! January Contest: ShapesJanuary Contest + December Results!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to the first contest of 2013 for the group! Since the last contest of 2012 went down well as it was mixed medias - we're going to let you enter with whatever type of Art you like. So you can enter Fractal, Photography, Digital Art or Traditional. The aim of this contest is to have a theme of Abstract Shapes within your work. Your work will be declined if it doesn't reflect this, so be sure to make the theme obvious in your piece of work! We're also opening up all of our folders again, so enjoy submitting your work once more!
Entries must be NEW i.e created on or after 1st January 2013
Entries must be Abstract and must have a theme of 'Shapes' with minimal manipulation. Black and white is allowed.
You do need to be a group member to participate!
Promotion of our contest is much appreciated - but not a necessity!
Rose contest - 1600 points give awaylieveheersbeestje and I hold a contest. We give away a total of 1600Rose contest - 1600 points give away3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What to do?
Edit one of our rose stock photos, what you do with it is up to you!
Fav this journal if you want to participate.
Use one of the roses below, you may use more of these rose stocks in one entry, but do not blend other (your) stock images in it.
Using textures is allowed. Tip: http://fav.me/d519cs7 / http://fav.me/d4i0be0
Do not use photoshop actions, you have to do the edit yourself.
The roses: (use one of the following stock photos)
Contest starts at thursday 6 June 2012. The deadline is 6 July 2012.
One deviation per participant.
Make sure you link back to one of our journals in your deviations description.
Send a note to *lieveheersbeestje o
Maybe? Chapter 1Me and my family, started moving into our new home. It was a just a simple blue house pretty small i have to admit but still the appearance looked normal. As i went inside to help move our stuff in. I noticed the inside looked really neat, there was stairs in the hallway and a wide spaced living room and a small kitchen. I went upstairs to see what was up there. there were 3 three rooms, i could think the first room was really big and wide and it had a big closet. The second room was really small and it looked like it can only fit a small bed and desk, it had a closet but it was way smaller then the first one. The third room was a bit bigger than the second room i think you could hold 4 beds and a desk, the closet again was much bigger than the one in the first room which is really impressive. My dad called me outside to help him carry the Television.Maybe? Chapter 110 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
"Alright, David do you got it" Dad said
"Yeah, I got" I said
"Are you sure? Because if you drop it or let go i'll blame you for it." Dad
CONTEST - CLOSEDHey guys, after reaching 10000 views, i feel a kiriban isn't enough to celebrate What to some people may be a small milestone, i never thought i would have this many people view my work, and i want to thank all my watchers. So ill be holding two contests for you all, and you may enter by way of drawing, or a journal entry. SIMPLE! Let me explainCONTEST - CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the first portion of the contest, complete an artwork featuring my hindle:
The artwork can be a digital painting, a traditional drawing, a sculpture, a pixel, an icon, a crocheted napkin, whatever you desire It can also be to any degree of completion: i.e. sketch, coloured sketch, speedpaint, full on digital rendering, flat colour, etc, etc.
However, writing and photo-manipulations will not count in the contest.
You can draw him in any way you desire, with your characters, or without; in any scenery, setting, or circumstance. Its up to you!
Entries will be judged on creativity AND quality of work together, so regardle
Pure Beauty XVBeauty can be found everywhere.Pure Beauty XV2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This feature is for the beautiful people on deviantART and their models.
Profitez de ces beautés.
Lean by GretaTu Mg 6078 by luvsinspiration
sunny sun by MartaSyrko
at that moment by andreapunthunderstorm by vampire-zombie
Into the Woods by caitlin-may
tulip girl by CatlivDandelion by AnitaAnti
Glare by Kokopa
Delicate Existance IVDelicate Existance IV2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
cold hands by no-more-pictures
Tee. by gloeckchenaway by panosozi
summer by justashadowleft
Fading into Dust by bittersweetvenommy passive by MartaSyrko
sophie by musicandphotographylittle deer by laura-makabresku
1-2 by la-child
Laura by aufzehengehenleave your past behind II by metifritte
Kate Zueva by cbyn
Little White Lie III by ElifKarakoc
Photography Weekly: Edition ElevenPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Eleven3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
“I can’t tell you how many pictures I’ve missed, ignored, trampled, or otherwise lost just ‘cause I’ve been so hell bent on getting the shot I think I want.”
I recently blogged about Joe McNally and his book The Moment It Clicks. I've not yet read it but it's on my Birthday list for April. However I have read some of the quotes from inside the book - one in particular is the 'pause for thought' for this article this week. As some of you might know I'm taking part in the 365 day Photography Challenge and I would thoroughly recommend it to anybody who wishes to think outside the box and get more creative with their photography. How many times do we ignore, trample or loose the real one in a million shot bec
16000 point Fantasy Contest and Feature!!!DREAMORCHID16000 point Fantasy Contest and Feature!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Two hours and thirty minutes left and the contest if over, start wrapping the artwork up and get it in before midnight pacific coast time tonight. JULY 18TH. It might take me a week to pick the winners out there has been some amazing entries.
I warn you do not send plagiarism stuff and try to pass it off as your own or I will try to get you banned. If you make money off of your stolen artwork I will contact the artist and they will deal with you. Specially if it's a gaming company and the previous owner is someone I know. I advised all of you not to use game art. When I said I game and I'm an avid fantasy collector I was not lieing. Also I haven't played every game out their like Skyrim (I know shun the none believer) so again do not enter art that looks like you copied it from in-game content are you will be disqualified. If I don't know it some fan might and point it out.
Artist name is :devShikhar01: is a thief if you haven't heard.&
Apophysis Image Rendering & MultithreadingThis article relates to the fractal program "Apophysis" (Apo), but may also be relevant to other image rendering programs.Apophysis Image Rendering & Multithreading8 years ago in Personal More Like This
In Apo, there is a setting in the OPTIONS menu where one can specify the number of rendering "threads" to use. This has a direct impact on the amount of rendering time an image takes to render. If set to OFF, the image will render as if it was using a single CPU. If set to 2 or 4, the image will render in much less time, because it has 2 or 4 CPU cores of which to take advantage.
People who have Intel CPUs, which have hyperthreading (such as some Pentium 4's), can set this option to 2 if they wish (DO NOT use higher than 2).
Don't know how to get an image in here, so here is the screenshot link showing this setting option. http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/46008841/?qo=1&q=by%3Azsteve+in%3Ascraps&qh=sort%3Atime
Hyperthreading (wanky marketing speak), basically means the CPU has "two threads" with which to perform its data processing (sort of like two C
unrealityabstract and surrealunreality3 years ago in Personal More Like This
dedicated to Mr. Florian, who makes the people happy
Amidst Chaos by lostknightkg Floating In Darkness by Anguis-IX
Outside by Live4soul BACON by dchon Hearts Alive by anaPhenix
La messagere by ambrosia3 2 by ucilito CXXXI by ambrosia3
Numb III by y5y6 A Winter Dream by intao Morning Passages - Fading by Saturns-Child
966 by lenagnl 965 by lenagnl 272 by neslihans
Walking in by mehrmeer 251 by neslihans CXXXV by ambrosia3
Wye Oak by Draken413o Atmosphaere by metusatrox :thumb227465014:
TRAPPED by puken -Tormentor- by Janek-Sedlar Empty Space by anaPhenix
Release my heart by Uomo-nella-Pioggia the fishermen house by Piarvi-Recherreen vertigo by Uomo-nella-Pioggia
doel.0012 by insolitus85 Schism by S4SH4X I'm A Believer by nickwhite73
-Direction to source- by Janek-Sedlar November mist by Al-Baum 50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain by JonhyBlaze
Cityscape by Hengki24 razor blade_bw by Lunox-baik Inner Space by KrzysztofJedrzejak
: :.: : by AnonimousDreamer Twenty. by MerixX mnda bw 1 by adibudojo
shape by adibudojo la fumee de cubisme by rafstern :thumb185770294:
Disintegration by EintoeRn Abstract by insolitus85 Lines by Jbuth
The Complete "Wallpaper Guide"Your clothes or choice of music can reflect your mood and like this so can your computer desktop. Whether you change your wallpaper daily or yearly, when you want to change your style then the wallpaper gallery caters for your every need and gives you the ability to change the look of your computer with one click!The Complete "Wallpaper Guide"7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Desktop Wallpapers are images from all different types of art mediums and created with specific sizes in mind that will accomodate a variety of sizes (resolutions) of computer screen monitors.
The Wallpaper Gallery offers our dA community access to thousands of pieces of artwork from every art medium to suit a myriad of styles and tastes, spanning everything from Abstract Fractals to the dark worlds of Horror and Macabre, or perhaps a flight of fancy with a dragon, or an adventure in a galaxy far away.
We provide artists an excellent platform for interaction and exposure to propel them into a community which offer contests, special features and much more.
Mediafire (UPDATED with PERFECT STALLION)http://www.mediafire.com/?vvk6uang7862qbw Art of the DressMediafire (UPDATED with PERFECT STALLION)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://www.mediafire.com/?q81admnpvsr6b3j At the Gala
http://www.mediafire.com/?p4yukmh9rb67c30 Cutie Mark Crusaders
http://www.mediafire.com/?3v7ubxd76xns3p3 Evil Enchantress
http://www.mediafire.com/?d76gg7n6dfs1cb0 Fluttershy's Lullaby
http://www.mediafire.com/?tnba6fdn6evl5e3 Giggle at the Ghostie
http://www.mediafire.com/?70l2apd9jdqtq51 So Many Wonders
http://www.mediafire.com/?6d7d52ajdpd996i Winter Wrap Up
http://www.mediafire.com/?zqvpab52bkdxbld You Gotta Share
http://www.mediafire.com/?etm47121ij85l8c MLP Theme
http://www.mediafire.com/?z8n9m2uqvriz5q0 Luna (DREAM MODE)
http://www.mediafire.com/?q4yelsncax94w15 Luna (NIGHTMARE MODE)
http://www.mediafire.com/?wm9c7rw8164t37t Singing Telegram
http://www.mediafire.com/?63xy7ymqb71gciv Bestest Friend
http://www.mediafire.com/?mf996iqqhriqaqa Call Upon the Seaponies
http://www.mediafire.com/?5jksgxt3nvzf6ff Discord (EuroC
Commenters Need Love Too! n_n*~**~**~**~**~**~*~**~**~*~*[Heart]*~*[Heart]*~*[Heart]Commenters Need Love Too! n_n2 years ago in Personal More Like This
______[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; White][Bullet; Pink]A feature dedicated to some lovely deviants [Bullet; Pink][Bullet; White][Bullet; Pink]______
______[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; White]Who commented on my work in the past few days [Bullet; White][Bullet; Pink]______
______[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; White][Bullet; Pink]I cannot thank you all enough for the feedback [Bullet; Pink][Bullet; White][Bullet; Pink]______
______[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; White][Bullet; Pink]And constructive criticism, it really means a lot! [Bullet; Pink][Bullet; White][Bullet; Pink]______
Creative Art Challenge #23 - LightingCreative Challenge #1 - CleanCreative Art Challenge #23 - Lighting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Creative Challenge #2 - Christmas
Creative Challenge #3 - Gateway
Creative Challenge #4 - Cold
Creative Challenge #5 - Scotland
Creative Challenge #6 - Froud Fae
Creative Challenge #7 - Daenerys