To become a pro, you must first hate painting.To become a pro, you must first hate painting.To become a pro, you must first hate painting.3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, all the cool kids write articles, so I figured I might as well go for it. I have a lot of thoughts on stuff, so it works out well.
"Do something you love, and you'll never work a day in your life."
Today someone posted a comment reply on a facebook post of mine saying the above, as a motivational one-liner. I've heard it tons, and its a nice sentiment -- but this time it resonated, I realized I disagree strongly with what it is saying - and that it is the wrong kind of statement to give an aspiring artist. (I know it was meant well, so much love to the commenter of course!)
(Random daily painting of mine, because yay pretty things to look at!)
I've got a tiny bit of experience now, and this is what I think is more true: If you're a freelance artist, a painter of any sort -- and you want to be a successfu
Send me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!Please help spread the word by adding this blog to your favsSend me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
deviantART has given me the opportunity to perform two Community Volunteer positions here:
I am the Science Fiction and Space Art Community Volunteer.
I am also now the new 3 Dimensional Art Community Volunteer.
One of the duties of these positions is that I can feature artwork from these categories as Daily Deviations.
I browse through these categories daily in search of deviations to feature as Daily Deviations.
This feature is to help the artist and their work gain more exposure, and it's genre and/or medium gains more community awareness as well.
But I need your help.
Have you seen a work of art here on deviantART which you have found so impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large?
Do you know an artist of whom deserves much more exposure?
Would you like to put a smile on someones face and make their
**FEATURE: ARTWORKS FROM MY FRIENDS - PART 3**Hi, here is my next feature. Hope you enjoy it.**FEATURE: ARTWORKS FROM MY FRIENDS - PART 3**2 years ago in Personal More Like This
♥ Greetings ♥
Johanna a.k.a. NebelelfeNaemy
Je reve by BurakUlker Embraced by BurakUlker
:thumb322107217::thumb322547868:The Green Forest by maiarcitaThe Appointment by maiarcita
Trapped by SweediesArtFallen Angel by SweediesArt... by CreamydigitalIL etait une fois.. by Creamydigital
Catwoman by dangerous-glowWhy so serious? by dangerous-glowMy hiding by ElenaDudinaUnderwater music by ElenaDudina
:thumb322307553::thumb322306037:War is Coming by LunaSombriaLast Symphony by LunaSombria
Solitary Ground by mysolitarygroundVerses of a Violin by mysolitarygroundDream of Mirrors by LanaArtsDance of Death by LanaArts
The Scientist by RossanaCastellinoRise Again by RossanaCastellinoAutumn by VampireDarllaDark Castle by VampireDarlla
World Apart by j3ff3rsonHeaven's Dead by j3ff3rsonNothing behind me.. by DiosaEMREve.. by DiosaEMR
Rest In Peace by Sannalee01Peaceful by Sannalee01:thumb321663110::thumb319170306:
Tears of Rain by Dark-Angel669Dark Silence by Dark-Angel669:thumb320852786::thumb319409853:
Feature - Some beautiful worksHi friends,Hope u all doing good...my prayers and love always to u guysFeature - Some beautiful works9 months ago in Personal More Like This
i cant able to make feature often due to my health and this days im suffering so much pain,its really irritating sometimes bcos i cant even able to sit 5 to 10 min and can't able to concentrate on my artworks..its really sad that i cant make it..i feel helpless sometimes.
I see so many amazing works here i faved some and commented some..but i cant able comment all..truly sorry .
Some of my beautiful works here .....
The Night Mother by artorifreedomMoonlight by maiarcita
Creating Heaven On Earth by areemus
Dr Seuss Inspired Feature VI"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love."Dr Seuss Inspired Feature VI2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Separation by Snowfall-lullabyfeel in heaven.... by nao--renMake a Wish Tonight by yuumeiWinter Kiss by saviviForever by OlMountainWomanWinter Fun by OrbcreationLullaby by HorinyaLos Amantes - Even in death by MorriganArtV.I by DabadusHippie - II by Girl-From-Mezzaninenothing was left for u and me. by anomalia-magnetycznaChris 14 by remydarlingParadise lost by WildRainOfIceAndFireThriller by AbdoHadHDR - flower by Louis-photosDays End Dance by Temperate-Sagewhims by photoportPeanut Butter Jelly Time by renekotte:thumb134408941:stamp: Surprise Kitteh 1 by SimbiAni:glomp-poke: by ChaosEmeraldHuntergiggle by moxscommission - giggle by pandabakaBoy and Girl by SandfreakNovel: Evil Boy -back- by raykitA boy and a girl... by sapphirezTwins by MariannaInsomniaA Friend To Lean On by JessicaRHerreraHappy Valentine's Day 2013 by SweediesArtFresh Catch by ChikrataCaught With the Goods by bassecaFly me to the moon by angelmarthyCan you keep the secret? by 2947A little bit of magic by MalgorzataArskaLauren by sahabiha:t
People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 66malaugusto'sPeople and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 662 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 66
People and Portraits
Motherland Chronicles #20 - Lily II
Little Lucy's Lethal Libation
.... .. .. ....
Within the Walls
Interesting - part 99 InterestingInteresting - part 9910 months ago in Art Features More Like This
- Wintercity - by luminauradreaming by dukeofspadeH + Sunwheel - Oct 2011 by RaphaelleMVintage Charlotte by bydandphotographyCatch me if you can by GD2374mayiLove Fruit by Pandora-CreationsFishamich Moonriver by Low-LighterMounts by BDraw20121 by KunsTraeumeattack of the pink...(Brasil No.31) by tanja1983flying green by junewu0730Clem - back of dress by irenenenenebowler on the fire by StargazerLZFamiliar by natalievonravenHellenic Mythology - Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth by EmanuellaKozas:thumb426916754:Zombie pizza lover! by nefedInner Workings by SaraPlanteShielding by Ann-WvynElif by remstanInna y Lenna (Apple Tree) by kelly-Nantes:thumb425764500:Sombre forêt by SieskjaWindow glass by kayaksailorBunny by ChocoSweet-ReineBlanka and Shantal by Nord-Sol:thumb301204266:I wish... by SchirakiMakin' Mischief by BeanjamishMaid Margaery by ratscapeBusy Bees... by justOhandmeTeal Eye Makeup by Desert-WindsZombie Mermaid by koffinkandySTOCK - Oriental Goth - Portrait by Apsara-ArtA Siren's Song by Fleurine-RetoreMirrors' Demon by DominikBroniekBurning inside out by fravenmortHarpy by candyheartsyndromewhen the last leaves fall by Peace-June
Feature--33:iconshinyheartplz:Feature--332 years ago in Personal More Like This
BIRTHDAY GIFTS 02
My birthday has been an unforgettable day due to my wonderful Watchers and Friends here, on DA. So many kind wishes, not to talk about the awesome Birthday gifts, the amazing features, even cakes and points!
A heartfelt and grateful thank you to each of you who have greatly enhanced this special day and who have contributed to made it a happy and joyful one! I LOVE you all!
The meaning of this feature is to show up the superb gifts and special thoughts I have received and to feature some works from these awesome artists. This is Part Two, there will be Part Three in a near future - not too near though, I want to keep on my profile page each of these special journals for at least ten days. I will certainly not forget anybody, I have been really spoiled, thank you so very much again to each of you!
In chronological order:
To share what you loveHello everyone,To share what you love9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's been such a long time since I've done a feature just for the heck of it, without any purpose whatsoever other than showcasing things I love. I've been so busy on here with young-photo-club, Death-Chicks, GetDailyDeviations, and my own Group Spotlight features that I haven't been able to do a feature of random things I've seen and adored here on DA! So here it goes!
Ines II by KimberlyMeade A Little Sadness by Queen-Kitty Thranduil Cosplay - One with the forest by Abessinier
People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 62malaugusto'sPeople and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 622 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 62
People and Portraits
The Wild Rose Fairy
Featuring Friends - SE Nbr 16 Long Overdue Feature for Dear FriendsFeaturing Friends - SE Nbr 161 year ago in Art Features More Like This
What do I mean by "SE" ?
I explained this somewhere in my dA prehistory It stands for "Special Edition", and I created it as an extra page of my regular Journals. In this case I am using it to Feature a few samples of the art of some of my many dear and supportive friends and watchers. (See the list below the Scroll Box)
Will try to feature -in no particular order, and if dA would allow it - two of the works of just a few of my many friends, the list is the result of selecting the names that appeared more often among my s or "Activity" section received since May of this year 2013 :iconembarrasedplz:
Here we go - Hope I can Show them all
Please use the bar on the right to scroll down and see all the images featured,
MOVE UP! - part IIIMOVE UP PART IIIMOVE UP! - part III2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is an entry for the group :iconartsupporters:
Congratulation to all those artists, who have seen their deviation moving up!!
Go and fave all the pieces you like guys
..to 10-20 faves folder
..to 21-30 faves folder
..to 31-40 faves folder
The Path by Kaddastrophic
Up by xcosettexamazing jewels by Andrea1981GKicia by shimahi
..to 41-50 faves folder
Mrr, paluszki by shimahiFace practice: Star Wars by VentralHound
Blue Worlds by stefanpriscuThe Left Eye by AcrylicInkZecora Handmade My Little Pony Ornament by grandmoonma
..to 51-75 faves folder
Sonia by shimahiGravian Fields by VentralHoundHermione's Fall by ThroughMyThoughtsRainbow Dash Beep Beep Cloud Plushie Wall Hanging by grandmoonmaLittleRedRiding Willow 1. by Ay-utin tan by rodakrodaktin tan by rodakrodakAnd Spring Heart Another Take - Akazienweg by datvimoz
Fight by shimahiThe last two weeks by Gabriel-A-D:thumb295189765:Tygrzyk by shimahiChapultepec by xcosettexPure in purple by TheRafflesiaWhite hearts by shimahiThe gothic mime by Eternal-Dream-Art
..to 76-100 faves folder
Kamo by rainylakeStep by Step by wolvesthewarrior:thumb318179180:
Peekaboo by rainylakeAutumn Dance by tinca2
Feature Time!Feature Time!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Dream Line by Tomdoom
Divider deviantsgallery by Andecaya
Forest Tales by Inna-Vjuzhanina
Divider deviantsgallery by Andecaya
Purple Night by KeilaNeokow
Divider deviantsgallery by Andecaya
Pencil portrait of Julia by LateStarter63
Divider deviantsgallery by Andecaya
Creative Block - Wait it out by ReyeD33
Divider deviantsgallery by Andecaya
petals by mialepson
Divider deviantsgallery by Andecaya
Weekly Feature #5POETRYWeekly Feature #52 years ago in Personal More Like This
Memories. by andokadesbois Read a book. by TheDarksideOfTheSea I'm a freak by eulalievarenne I love you by LolaCraven morning light by BlackCocktail :thumb325832046: Roses by MariannaInsomnia The key to life by miaboas we bond, we change, we grow by Rona-Keller Fight For Your Life by darkcalypso Lost Lover by little-pretty delusion of virginity by Catliv Night Light by black-brd Dreaming by xOronar
At the lake by AuroraWienhold 05689 by lana-llama Fencing Voodoo Sketch by AlbertoArni siberian kitten by GN-SHAK Spring Eternal by jasinski Viola Macabre by shellshock264 :thumb122199341: Lost by jenniferhansen
Cold Winter Sun by TheDarkRayne Splash~ by nadzie Sweet death like poison by LuneBleu The Death of Ophelia by AbigailLarson The forgotten garden by RadoJavor Sparks of Passion by kfc79 Life Always Has Two Sides by jerry8448 Ghost Lost Souls by ashellkova :thumb155637382: Racoon by Thunderbird111
:thumb327711575: Art is the only way by naked-in-the-rain Old Paper Texture by selinmarsou Plum A Dream by Desert-Winds DA Is My Home .:STAMP:. by Sleeperstar Photo text tutorial by hayzy The circle of life by Chuchy5 No more potions by Sir-i Lost... by RandoMiss88
As usual, if anybody would like their piece removed from this feature, note me and I
CONTEST - last theme COLOURFUL SCAPES:icontransparentplz:CONTEST - last theme COLOURFUL SCAPES2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Contest Folder is OPEN to submissions with the Theme COLOURFUL SCAPES! http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/29360832
Hello to all members of TheFavouriteShowcase
As usual, as we celebrate our anniversary (3 years now) and renewing our Super Group status, the time for our contest has come!
It's the renewal season, after a cold, damp, grey Winter (I know, not in the South Hemisphere - but you continue to have good weather there so you will be with the right mood to participate too).
Let's welcome the Sun, the blue skies, the warm weather with our annual contest "The Colours of Renewal"!
What do I want to see on this 3rd contest?
The same as the previous years:
Vibrant colours! Warming sensations! Brightness! Joy!
Again we are welcoming the Colours of Renewal but renewed to the ones who have participated before.
This time we have "The Thematic Colours of Renewal" and you can participate with Traditiona
Monthly Feature #1Hello dear friendsMonthly Feature #12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Every month I will share all the artists who have touched me and the work I loved it! from my watchers..
Don't forget to this feature if you like it...This feature is a chance to showcase your work to more people
...sit back, listen and enjoy the wonderful artworks!
A R T I S AN C R A F T S
P H O T O G R A P H Y
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Still life with a ball... by Yancis portraits by Carlotaarmengol :thumb356074244:
D I G I T A L A R T
longing for home by bpbradburyRLockdown by hurikan I : PETIT BAPHOMET by ENVYDOLLS
.. Featured Photomanipulation ..Hi guys!.. Featured Photomanipulation ..3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i chose this beautiful collection
thanks for all my friends
:thumb271073622: make a wish by queenphotoshop
Forset fairy by MariamMohammed Metamorphosis by TahaAlasari Angel by Sylwia77 In my Dreams by AndyGarcia666
Una caricia olvidada by vampirekingdom Poema by vampirekingdom :thumb271660807: True Blood by TitusBoy25
Fragile by kitkat523 last resort by peroni68 :.: A r a c h n i A :. by J-u-d-a-s :thumb258711834:
Remember me by LevanaTempest Morgana by unconnectedbrain Chevalier Noir by AlexandraVBach Poison Love by MariamMohammed
Journey by Alshain4 Recharging by crilleb50 Desertification by TahaAlasari Benim Adim Orman by intano
Lightning and skulls by loveinrock Wonderland by theancientsoul Weightless . . . by theancientsoul Queen's prophecy by theancientsoul
some novels are good by theancientsoul Enchanted by mashamaklaut
Being happy with your artI've noticed lately, that there's this emotion that leaves people overwhelmed with the massive amount of good art in the community, thinking that they can never become as good or popular as those others. So sad, because skill or popularity in itself shouldn't be the major goal of an art community. I think many people who start out here get so overwhelmed that they forget what it's actually about.Being happy with your art8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Many people out here, sign up to DeviantArt (or any internet art community) in order to publish their work on the internet. They've probably looked around for a while already. They saw those amazing artists that had millions of pageviews, and secretly hoped that by putting their art on the internet, they would be able to do the same. To become madly popular -- a community icon.
Well, sorry to burst your bubble; but it's probably not gonna happen. And if it's gonna happen; it's not going to be soon.
According to DeviantArt, the website has over 31 million
Portraiture, Yummies, Kitties, etc.,Catch my 5,000 pageviews!!Portraiture, Yummies, Kitties, etc.,2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The person to screenshot that EXACT pageview will be featured in the journal prior to this one!
Also I'm deleting any unpopular work with no comments -- so if you want them to stay comment and fav them )
alison by matmoonThe Richmond jungle by PlastikStars
Merry by Hart-Worxww32 by metindemiralay_on the run II. by BloddroppeMia Con Tessa III by Hart-WorxJulie by mystereophotodragon fruit. by Senju-HiMeI'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way. by yayacosplay
lips 2 by MyAgehaProductionslips by CarlottaBCKkissable by mariannaphotography:thumb328078729:I Love you by RerinKinLips by lavidalisaThe most human colour by AN0RIELLips by SwedensSweetHeart96fluffy pink by Desert-Winds
Cupcakes I by ZombieberriesRainbow Cupcake by NayeliNeria:thumb330749824:Queen and King in Strawberry Land. by dragonfly-olithis is for you by MustafaSEZERMacarons by theresahelmerRoaming the eternal seas o' candy by decolandA little me-time by Pamba:thumb33064286
Another DayAnother Day2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Last light by MikkoLagerstedtEast Shore Lake Tahoe Nevada by MartinGolleryPurple Rose Painting by WolfLover887
Purple Haze by MountyMacabrepurple 3 by BinAminTown thing by LiviousThe Violet Midnight by CorterMoon
purple noon by Zlata-PetalPurple Dawn by MiccighelPurple Sunrise by aRetrodude
Crazy Life by Purple20Purple Skies by CyanideAssassinA tower in my future... by Purple20
7th Featuring 2014It has been a while.7th Featuring 20148 months ago in Personal More Like This
Busy in my life, like all of us.
Still, walking around,
and looking, contemplating great art and photography.
Humbly trying to assemble all of these great works,
inspiring and allowing a peaceful pause.
Thanks to all of you.
We are a community,
all together sending out fragments of beauty,
all together giving ourselves the opportunity
to be the poets and witnesses of our World.
And we love our World, isn't it...?
back alley Collaboration by kodapops
Night Walk by MikkoLagerstedt
another life by iendrakurniawan
News, song, features...:iconyoshipoopeggplz:News, song, features...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to say this... Recently I was browsing Youtube to discover and listen to some new songs (I always need music when I draw ). I've already known Globus with songs like "A thousand deaths" or "Preliator" for example. But I've just discovered "One Truth". And I'm speechless... And I cried when listemening the very first piano notes... This song is just... sublim! I can't even find my words to express all the feelings it brings...
If you want to share this experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmN5pGFNEMk&feature=related
By the way... I know I seem to be very inactive on DA these days... It is just because I'm currently drawing a series of portraits and this is really time-consuming I'm not forgetting you at all, I always have a look on your new deviations even if I don't comment or fav them
FEATURED ARTISTS! Show them some love!
[Revised] How to Protect Yourself Against FraudUPDATE - OCTOBER 2, 2014:[Revised] How to Protect Yourself Against Fraud5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Paypal has changed their layout, you can still send invoices but you can no longer select digital goods.
I haven't had time to really look into it and come up with a solution.
but you pretty much HAVE to send out something physical now if you want to be fully protected. There's still main points in this journal that describe how to go about that.
This Journal is currently Under Revision.
Points have been brought to my attention that have caused me to need to revise this journal.
I am still digging around on my free time to see if I can find a way around this. I will update daily.
Please note that this is specifically for Artists who use Paypal to sell digital goods.
OK, so there has been many artists being scammed lately through Paypal with large chargebacks. If you have been hit by a chargeback recently please feel free to note me and I will try my best to help
How to price your artwork for freelance workFor a while now I have been giving pricing suggestions to artists in the projects forum. I've had many requests and given a lot of advice. It is getting to the point where there is so much demand that I just can't keep up on the reviews, so I thought I might lessen the burden a little and help you learn how to price your own artwork.How to price your artwork for freelance work4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The problem with pricing your own work is that your opinion is not objective. You may think that your art is better or worse than it actually is. This is normal, but to get the best evaluation of your art you should ask for help outside your immediate family and friends. Remember, the project forum is intended for this very purpose. After following all the steps outlined in this article I implore you to make a thread in the project forum asking if your pricing assessment is accurate. For example "Is my art worth $XX USD?" would be an appropriate title for your thread and would hel