need some inspiration for 2013?need some inspiration?need some inspiration for 2013?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
perhaps those incredibly great stocks could help your phantasy run wild
no matter if you do digital painting, traditional drawing, photomanipulations, 3D works, artisian crafts or are a writer .... stocks are ressources for everyone.
Vanessa Psylocke 1a by jagged-eye Dawn call by Dewfooter Free :: Erinada IV by XxSaraiyu-StockxX Beren 4 by Jaymasee Haunted Hills 1.1 by Kuoma-stock Green and Brown ::Stock 44:: by spiked-stock Equine Fantasy Stock 028 by MeetMeAtTheLake2Nite Natures Lore 30 by Elandria Walking On Air by leeroi1-stock renfairstock_piratemansitting by PilgrimSoul KnifePlay3 by DaeStock Hit It by MooneWolfe :thumb332421944: Rohan 38 by chirinstock Snow White 26 by Kuoma-stock Winter Stock I by Reine-Haru long dress 2 by jlior
Devils in the Details 03 by Elandria MK Tom Sawyer Island 32 by AreteStock Cloister Portico by AustriaAngloAlliance Arches 2 by AdamSherratt Under Water Stock 5 by EvilHateYouAllStock Fairmount Park Cherry Blossoms 36 by FairieGoodMother Stairs by Michael-Rayne Strange Cone House 5 by FairieGoodMother landscape 1 by Drezdany-stocks
[CLOSED]100 Points Giveaway![Winner announced]UPDATE[CLOSED]100 Points Giveaway![Winner announced]10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's 16.11.2013, and the giveaway it's closed.
There were 142 participants.
The winner is
Will be having another giveaway soon enough so don't forget to check in on that one too.
I promised some giveaways with the points people donated to me and I'm sorry I hadn't had the time to do them.
But now I do and I'd like to start sharing the points that were donated for this ^_^
So, to enter this giveaway, you have to do only one thing:
*Fave this journal*
That's all. I will be announcing the winner, selected randomly
Stock Providers! We have been listening! <3Your concerns about the state of our gallery...Stock Providers! We have been listening! <32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Are the things that concern us all, I hope with the updates and clarifications to our FAQ specific to stock and resources, plus an official reminder of the stock and resources policies here --->
Will help to refute the rumours going around that staff and volunteers don't care about the "non-stock" being posted in our gallery.
I am here to tell you with absolute certainty that we DO care A LOT!!!!! Getting things like this into action to start resolving some of the far reaching issues we face as an integral part of the wider DA community takes time, but still doesn't mean your concerns are being ignored.
We will be working very VERY VERY hard to make a significant impact on the huge amount of "celeb stock" and "renders" (that aren't actually renders ) and all the other "stuff" thats being submitted to stock and resources.
Its not going to get better over night.
Digital Art DD RoundUp - October 2013Digital Art DD RoundUp - October 201311 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Nymph by anti-phony Snake and Girl by moosmic
City of the Depth by gegig Pacify by Sycra Trafficking by Fredrik-Rattzen Eete - ANIMATED COMMISSION by BaukjeSpirit
Crystaline Core Harvest by pankratiev Time Traveler #1 by gianlucaromano Travels I: Devourers of worlds by KsiazeKrzysztof Laika by nelsoncosentino
Warrior vs Spider by ltramaral The Ambush by MatesLaurentiu The King of Omashu by cassendane Silly bunny by Kipine
Blow Me Down by pirate-pet Lancelot-adv by VictorBang Trio by StaplesART Bride of the Martyr by SRA2
:thumb367175548: Hades and Persephone by Ashramart Cyrus by SpineBender Overlap by YukoRabbit
Father's Footsteps by MarcoBucci Shark Knight-Tsunami by watt277 fiery river by AnekaShu Real Monsters Reboot- Depression by ZestyDoesThings
Dumnoen Saduak Market by LotharZhou Command and Conquer Concept Art by Philipstraub Water is the driving force of all nature. by GIANTLY A Home in the Green by jerry8448
Blueblood by z00reka killer is dead concept art by Tonyholmsten Aquatic Slidewalk by Samuel-Nordius Grim Reaper by unsmoking-Cigarette
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Beautiful DubaiStunning photography of Dubia, United Arab Emirates.Beautiful Dubai2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Dubai Tower by Ashwater
last light 1 by almiller
modernia by almiller
Burj Khalifa with Dubai Fountain by ahmedwkhan
Burj Khalifa by Osiris81Media City View by VerticalDubai
~ What I Did to Get Published ~Wow, I'm getting a lot of inquiries in regards to the publishing process and what I went through to try to get my book, The Sorcerer's Dragon, published. That's awesome, I feel special to have sparked some inspiration for some of you writers out there! I don't mind sharing any of my experiences with you guys in what I did and I hope what I post here will help you guys who are also trying to get your stuff published as well~ What I Did to Get Published ~9 months ago in Personal More Like This
For starters, this didn't happen to me over night. I first started working on the Armageddon Series when I was 14 years old back in 2004 after I watched the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie and after I wrote out my Harry Potter fanfiction (which was over 330 pages and I handwrote this on notebook paper XD). After I wrote out my first fan fiction, I then decided that I wanted to write my own original story. I loved fantasy so much and I loved dragons. Plus, I also just read through Eragon and Eldest not long before
96 TEXTURES YOU DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED.ABSTRACT :96 TEXTURES YOU DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED.6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Nasty Cracks IV by Neriah-stock
Untitled Texture CXXXXXXXXXIX by aqueous-sun-textures
Color Texture 4 by mcbadshoesOld paper texture HUGE 04 by Ayelie-stockMaps by MannequinStock
The Wave by emeraldsugar-stocktexture016 by buzillo-stockold map by Meltys-stock
Heavy Paper by struckdumbOld paper texture HUGE 03 by Ayelie-stock:thumb68111002:
texture 01 by anliahTexture 008 by piechot-stock
bind II by TooMuchFilth-stock
trespassers paint by JensStockCollection:thumb83605188:Metal Plate by Smoko-Stock
Texture 005 by MoonstruckStockMetal_IN-TEXTURE015 by laurent68niketas25 by niketas
Aluminum Foil Texture Stock by Enchantedgal-Stock21 by GrandeOmbre-Stockmetal texture 8 by wojtar-stock
Nice texture 3 by wojtar-stockmetalgearsolid by TSPStockAluminum Foil Stock II by EverythingIsInStock
leb plausible deniability3 by lebstockTexture 33 - caffeine addict.. by chop-stixturesoldie texture by muted-pain
(gearstock) old photo frame by gearstockleb 2 blue bayou... by lebstockTexture Stock 7 by ekoh-stock
tulips texture by flordelys-stockmyprettehtexture by stock4profs
Alive by SolStockDawn by SolStock
Rocky 02 by DH-Texturestext_140 by ShadyMedusa-stock
Creased paper texture by MapleRose-stocktexture any by luiexsJust Carry On by tetramegistus
Book Cover -001- by reflected-stock100 by photoshop-stockHandmade wrapping paper by juiblex
Seamless Parchment Texture by FantasyStockBrick by shadowh3
brown short fur texture by DemoncherryStockExposed Tree Roots Texture by FantasyStock
Learning to Paint Digitally, Edition 1Welcome to the new news article series, Learning to Paint Digitally. Since even before I joined the AR Team I have been receiving notes, emails, etc. from fellow deviants asking me how to get started with digital painting and/or mixed media. So, along with my knowledge, and the help of tutorials and resources I hope to bring something truly valuable to those wishing to learn more about painting digitally within Photoshop.Learning to Paint Digitally, Edition 17 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I can't say how many articles will be included in this series, only that each one will be unique and should you wish to participate even more, and take it one step further there will be practice materials suggested at the end of the article, ideally I would love to see the results uploaded so that I can display them and we can see how people are improving and coming along with the help of these "lessons."
The Plan: This series is not only to give beginners a starting point, but also to help even seasoned painters with tri
Artwork by Gabrielle C O M M I S S I O N SArtwork by Gabrielle3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will be happy to take your commission.
If you are interested in commissioning work by me,
just send me a note or email me at
(Payments made through Paypal.com)
I can draw a portrait commission of you or someone you love. Couples portraits are also available.
If you are interested, please email me at ArtworkbyGabrielle@gmail.com
with reference photos and I will give you a price quote. : )
*You will receive the original drawing.
Black and White Drawings
Starting at $300 USD
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Overview: My TutorialsThis is an overview of the Photomanipulation / Photoshop Tutorials available in my Gallery. Some are a little old (still using PS7), but the principles are still valid (even though some of the really old ones may seem outdated aesthetically). Generally, the further down in each list, the newer the tutorials. Tutorials with this symbol are video tutorials - the newer ones can also be found on my youtube channel.Overview: My Tutorials11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There are now also photography and stock/resources providing guides listed below the manip ones
At the bottom, you will also find a list of possible future tutorials, a collection of ideas. If you have something I could add to this list, do feel free to comment and let me know!
If you want to get a reminder each time I update this list, please tell me in a comment - I'll create a list of people at the bottom a
Surviving (and thriving) on deviantARTSURVIVING (AND THRIVING) IN THE MINTY GREEN JUNGLESurviving (and thriving) on deviantART4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
FINDING HAPPINESS ON DEVIANTART
If you want to get something out of it, put something into it. Visibility on deviantART is mostly a numbers game; there are so many users that unless you're interacting with others, even the highest-quality work may go nearly unseen. This advice sounds like a truism, but people seem to have difficulty understanding that no, their work is not some kind of miracle that breaks all the rules. Don't expect the community to fawn all over you for existing. You have to make them see you.
Don't expect the community to fawn over you, period. These people are usually your peers, but even if you don't think they are - they are not your buttmonkeys. Don't treat people that way.
The people who let you treat them terribly are not the ones you want. Some people will allow, and even encourage you to treat them like slaves. The
Resources for Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 2Tutorials from YoutubeResources for Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 211 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There are many places you will find resources to help you with your art. From deviantART's own vast resources, tutorials, stock images provided by artists to your public library, bookstores, art sessions to name a few. YouTube is one such resource hub. From live video which explains materials and products you would need for your traditional or digital artwork, to painting demonstrations that are live to 'speedpaints', they offer various ways audio-visual medium and such a large diversity of artists help with getting help you need. You are encouraged to find more, and browse more to research, study and practice. This Resources for Artists is the 4th in the series of the article, and the 2nd chapter for the YouTube resources list. If you have any links to amazing tutorials, video demonstrations, YouTube channels that you are aware of, do share them below in the comments and they will likely appear in the next series. You are welc
Learning to Paint Digitally, Edition 2Welcome to Learning to Paint Digitally, Edition 2. I am amazed at the enthusiasm of the digital community with my first article, I really did not expect such a huge response, and honestly I am thrilled. I am so glad I was able to help so many people, so, lets get started on Edition 2 already!Learning to Paint Digitally, Edition 27 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Plan: This series is not only to give beginners a starting point, but also to help even seasoned painters with tricks or tips they did not know before. My hope is that we all learn something we did not know before since there are so many ways to do one thing, it is my belief that reading how one person may do something will strengthen our skills as artists and help us to learn and develop our own style and techniques.
The Promise: My promise to the community through this new series of articles is that I will:
Read each Tutorial before presenting it to you.Try each brush set myself before including it in the "lessons."T
Free Premium Membership DayHello EveryoneFree Premium Membership Day2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
deviantART Announces "Free Premium Membership Day"
All members of deviantART will have access to Premium Membership
features for 24 hours on August 7, 2012, deviantART's 12th birthday
PE: Creating art on CommissionPE: Creating art on CommissionPE: Creating art on Commission10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
At some point in your career as an artist, you'll be asked to create artwork on commission. Whilst it's a wonderful feeling, being able to make money creating art, it's completely different than selling a personal piece you previously completed - accepting a commission means entering a temporary relationship with your client. As simple it may sounds, there's a lot to satisfying customer's needs, sometimes the best you can do is to say no. Being picky regarding which commission you accept is not a bad thing, but try not to automatically turn down commission because it seems to be violating your artistic integrity, it's hard to survive without paid jobs.
✐ 1. Communication and flexibility
This is the key aspect to being able to work on commissio
The Love for FoodFood is art in so many ways. We're so used to seeing it that sometimes, we fail to see it as a form of art. Culinary Arts is a somewhat small and forgotten gallery, specially when compared with popular galleries like traditional art. However, there's a vibrant community and many talented artists showing off their art.The Love for Food3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Food is special, not only because of the obvious organic necessity to consume it, but also because food, preparing it and eating is one of the few human activities that involves all five traditional senses, therefore rendering it unique in the way we appreciate it. Eating is a whole artistic experience, from the moment we smell the food, when we see it, savor it, feel its texture and the different noises it may produce during preparation or consumption.
I invite you to see food in a whole different way today. Go a step beyond fast and convenience foods. Add a bit of art to your life, live like an artist as
Colorists: Having Difficulty Finding A Skintone?This happens to me all the time.Colorists: Having Difficulty Finding A Skintone?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm starting out an image, and for the life of me, I just cannot determine what color I should use for the skintone. I wish I had a crystal ball that would show me thirty minutes into the future so I can see just how a character will look after applying all the necessary shading, anatomical detailing, and highlights based upon the base color I use. A lot of times, it'll appear too faint, too desaturated, or on the flip side, way too bold and gleaming like a bronzed deity caked in a thick lathering of walrus grease.
Which is delicious, by the way.
FORTUNATELY! The folks at The Humanae Tumblr seemed to have a crystal ball of their own. Not so much one that shows the final product of my work, but one that certainly told them of my many incredibly frustrating endeavors into spending a good chunk of time shading a character's skin only to realize the base tone was absolute g
Photomanips for BeginnersWhat is a photomanipulation?Photomanips for Beginners3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Photomanipulations are images that have been composed of two or more photographic elements to create something new.
This is what the gallery description states. But what does it mean?
It means that a photomanipulation is based on photographs.
Not sketches scanned in (like line art for example) or screenshots from a video game. However, if you scan a photograph or for example dried flowers, it would be considered a photograph; while a photograph taken of line art still remains a sketch and is not consiered a photograph. Video game screenshots are copyrighted images btw and as such cannot be used at all.
It means that you need to use more than one photograph.
Retouching work as well as work that uses brushes or texture overlays only to "spice up" a photo that was taken by yourself(!) should be submitted to Photography > Darkroom, while work that uses stock images (i.e. images that you did not take yourself) should be
Plz Accounts Database!Do You Love Plz Accounts?Plz Accounts Database!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Wait, what? If you don't know what a plz account is, you can find out here. This may also have you wondering how to create plz accounts. You can learn all about that by reading Project Educate: Plz Accounts by Krissi001.
Now that we're all on the same page, here's some exciting news!
HelpPlz.info is a portal to a massive database for deviantART's plz accounts. At the time of this article's publication, there are already over 25,000 plz accounts listed in this database, and that number is continuing to grow. Before this, deviants have been using journals and group blogs to store these accounts with somewhat frustrating and often cluttered results. But that's a
Resources For Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 1Tutorials from YouTubeResources For Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
There are many places you will find resources to help you with your art. From deviantART's own vast resources, tutorials, stock images provided by artists to your public library, bookstores, art sessions to name a few. YouTube is one such resource hub. From live video which explains materials and products you would need for your traditional or digital artwork, to painting demonstrations that are live to 'speedpaints', they offer various ways audio-visual medium and such a large diversity of artists help with getting help you need. You are encouraged to find more and browse more to research, study and practice.
This Resources for Artists is the 3rd in the series of the article, and the 1st chapter for the YouTube resources list. If you have any links to amazing tutorials, video demonstrations, YouTube channels that you are aware of, do share them below in the comments and they will likely appear in the next series. You are welco
Stock Resources GROUPS DirectoryThis article is meant to serve as a list of groups at deviantART that focus on art resources.Stock Resources GROUPS Directory4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I know you can find all these groups and more in dA's Groups search, but how much time would it take you to find them all? And how many dead accounts and unrelated results might you sift through to find what you're looking for? (I did that very thing for this article, and I can tell you one rather probable answer to both questions is, "a lot.")
Not that I'm complaining. I simply saw an opportunity to compile a listing of deviantART's 80 most helpful groups about resources. But let's back up a bit.
Before I began this directory, I felt it would be important to introduce everyone to a place (the place) for dA's resource providers (and users) to get acquainted with the world of stock photos, textures, PSD files, tutorials, and all that other great stuff artists need to create their masterpieces! Thankfully, I didn't have to
How to create space artI'll cut right to the chase! This news article will be about tutorials and resources related to space and space art. In an attempt to bring order in this chaos we call life, art and news articles I'll try my best to classify the resources and the tutorials into categories - knowing all too well that those classifications are arbitrary. Enough of that though, let us begin.How to create space art5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Space art can be divided in a number of sub genres, in this article I'll talk about two such categories (again knowing all too well a lot of space art falls in neither of these categories); classic space art and terraspace. Your typical space scene usually consists of one or several space elements and celestial bodies, such as planets, nebulas and stars. In terraspace another dimension is added. The "camera" or point of view is not located in outer space, but on the ground. The space elements are then put in the sky. To achieve this, the artist often have a stock photo of an up-close environment in the foreground (tra
November 2013 Photomanip DD Round-UpPlease give one more round of applause to November's Photomanipulation DD selections:November 2013 Photomanip DD Round-Up10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Features by ^Emerald-Depths
To Catch A Shooting Star by xetobyte
Ombroise by Flora-Silve
Good gone Bad by StarsColdNight
The-moonlight-mourning by MasoumehTavakoli
Cracked ~ Soul Marks Series by ThePix
Bride by mashamaklaut
Features by ^Aeirmid
Old Ages by Celairen
...Cravings... by MorbidiaMorthel
Silent street by brietolga
Library Rats by maximegirault
We Will Take You With Us by Skategirl
festive lights by LilifIlane
Bath by tamaraR
Swan Queen by J-u-d-a-s
Ariel by ErikShoemaker
Want to suggest a photomanipulation DD?
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Here are our guidelines:
PE: Street Photography for dummiesA brief guide to Street Photography beginnersPE: Street Photography for dummies2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What do we need to shoot a Street picture?
1. A camera
Whatever kind of a camera is good. Either it is a ridiculously expensive rangefinder or an unbelievably cheap point and shoot compact. Either it shoots digital or it shoots film. Either it weighs a ton or it weighs few grams. ANY camera is fine as long as you have it with you. The most expensive rangefinder or SLR is completely useless if it's been left at home! So...Carry a camera. Always.
2. A public place
This can be out in the streets or at the beach or inside a hotel's lounge or in a diner place or inside a supermarket or a mall or a school or whatever PUBLIC place. This public place must be visible in our picture. And things must be happening in this public place.