Art We Heart: AutumnArt We ♥ is a hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.Art We Heart: Autumn4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconthesmallwonder:A reflection by thesmallwonder
While warm summer is probably my favorite season, I have a soft spot for fall. It's a colorful season full of reds, oranges, and other fiery colors. It means cuddling with blankets, wearing cute scarves, and sipping warm cups of tea.
But mostly I love fall because it reminds me of one of my favorite childhood fairy tales called, "The Leaf in the Shape of a Key" by Joan Aiken. It's about boy who rides his bike beneath trees in fall, catching all shapes and colors of leaves. The last leaf is in the shape of a key, and it opens a door in the base of a tree.
I rode my bike under a lot of trees as a kid hoping to recreate the magic, but unfortunately, it's a little less whimsical when you live in a neighborhood of pine trees.
Still, fall is a time of nostalgia for me and the photograph
60 seconds interview with...Jo SchwabPhotographer Jo Schwab JoSchwab from Berlin has been on dA for the past three years. He is a very accomplished portrait photographer and his gallery shows a variety of portraits of women, in the "nude portrait" genre. He has received two DDs for "Olga" and for "Anesja" the latter a particularly stunning colour portrait of a black model. Jo has many fans and countless imitators but no one quite manages to match his uncanny ability to capture the undefinable.60 seconds interview with...Jo Schwab5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Some of his best work is to be seen only on his website http://www.joschwab.com/ where he shows greater versatility than in the work posted in his dA gallery.
I have asked Jo a few questions. This is our first interview in a long time. Our "60 seconds interview with.." are meant to be short and to the point.
Send me a note if you would like to be interviewed or have suggestions for an interview.
AlexandraB24 :iconalexb244: for fineart-photography :iconfinea
The New Vexel Definition1. Vexels- what are they?The New Vexel Definition6 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Vexels are layered raster shapes of solid colour or gradients/ solid shapes/ raster shapes with look of vector.
The word 'vexel' is a mix of words 'vector' and 'pixel'.
2. The difference between vexels and vectors
The most important difference is that vexels are created using raster layers while vectors are created using vector layers.
Rasters are based on pixels (little squares) and each square is given a fixed colour. When you expand it you can see pixelation.
Shapes created using vector layers while expanding stay crisp and don't lose their quality.
Let me explain the difference on this example.
The image above is a vector. When expanding it to 300% it will still stay sharp:
If the same image was created on raster layers it would look blurry after expanding to 300%:
3. What is allowed and what's not when creating vexel art
How to ask for free requests (awareness and rant)[Edit (7.16.15): It's been almost a year since I wrote this journal, and it's STILL gaining views, favorites, and comments wow! @ w @How to ask for free requests (awareness and rant)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
On that note, I will be writing a TL;DR for this journal. Here goes:
Step 1 - Go to artist's page.
STEP 2 - CHECK TO SEE IF THE ARTIST TAKES REQUESTS. Can look for an art status box, FAQ box, or little note somewhere. Scroll down on this journal to find examples of what these look like. Yeah I had to provide examples, apparently :/ THIS PROCESS OF CHECKING/LOOKING ONLY TAKES 3-20 SECONDS so don't say you don't have time to check.
Step 3 - Note the artist if they're taking requests OR don't request if the artist isn't taking requests. SIMPLE. Please don't ask when artists don't want to be asked. It's annoying and shows you don't care about the artist at all.
[Edit (8.10.14): Holyyyy moly I didn't expect this journal to get so many views, favorite, & comments! *^* It's an old journal to me now and I w
Ten Quotes About Christian ApologeticsGreat Christian Thinkers: Ten Quotes About Christian Apologetics:Ten Quotes About Christian Apologetics4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Great Christian Thinkers: Ten Quotes About Christian Apologetics:
• Apologetics is not simply about reaching outside the church and helping people realize why Christianity makes so much sense. There are many people inside church congregations who are wrestling with apologetic questions; who come to faith but haven’t ...had all of their questions answered. I think the pastor, the preacher, needs to realize if they want their people to be good and minister to the faith, apologists and evangelists, they’ve got to be equipped. They’ve got to be reassured about their faith. They’ve got to be helped to be able to explain it and defend it in the secular marketplace. Now maybe many pastors and preachers say, ‘You know, I couldn’t do this.’ In which case, you need to bring somebody in who can. But there’s a real need for the local church to see this kind
Pinup and Glamour - GroupsPinup and Glamour - Groups4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Pinup & Glamour Week - Groups
Due to the nature of the Galleries these Articles may contain Mature Content
14th - 20th November 2011 is Pinup & Glamour Week in projecteducate ----> http://distortedsmile.deviantart.com/journal/Project-Educate-Pinup-amp-Glam-Week-268797004
Groups are responsible for a lot of the Art sharing on dA and the interaction of the community as a whole. They don’t seek to break down the interests of deviantART’s community, instead to unite the members in the various different genres that are displayed.
Here is a selection of some of the fantastic Groups on dA that boast an incredible collection of Pinup & Glamour Artists and Admirers
Star Wars: A New HopeStar Wars: A New Hope1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Star Wars: A New Hope
The Empire Bargains
Who’s the most important person now in the Star Wars franchise? JJ Abrams? Think again!
It has begun. Below you will find the trailer to the beginning chapter of the next Star Wars sequels, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens,a new trilogy for a new generation. One well crafted 88 second trailer later, and it's just what we were hoping for. X-Wings, Tie Fighters, brand new Light Saber designs, the Millenium Falcon and just
Terminator Trailer Terminates TimelineTerminator Trailer Terminates Timeline1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Terminator Trailer Terminates Timeline
Marcus Terminator Concept Art by RobertDBrown
With our concepts of time and space in our collective pop culture receiving a relentless shredding (Interstellar, Looper, Edge of Tomorrow) the Terminator, once again, comes back to show everyone how it’s done.
But where exactly and when will this be? When he (it?) first hit the pop culture
Maker Adopts are Now bannedHey guys!Maker Adopts are Now banned8 months ago in Personal More Like This
We're making a few minor rule adjustments to make the Group more efficient and easier for people to find designs.
Part of this will be banning maker adopts. Members who have been with us for quite some time will remember they were banned when the Group first started and have only been accepted for the last 6-8 months or so.
We're returning the ban because we feel that maker adopts aren't really original, and can be very easily copied since someone can claim that they hit "random" on the maker.
Whether the Game Maker's creator has given permission for their sale or not is irrelevant, we simply do not allow them.
I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to you, but there are many other groups who will accept them.
Thank you everyone,
Monthly Street Challenge - MarchIn 2014 The-Yard-Collective launches Monthly Street Challenge with a new theme each month.Monthly Street Challenge - March2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The March theme is: MINIMALISM.
Consider the theme from all aspects. What is it? What does it mean? What could it be? What could it become through your mind and eyes? How could you interpret it perhaps in a new way? Is there a side of it we have not yet seen? Is it too obvious in itself? Is it possible to twist it and turn it and make it something else, something new and inspiring? These are the kind of thoughts that should be going through your head every time a new theme is being announced.
Submit your Challenge photographs into The-Yard-Collective Favourites: ‘MARCH Challenge’ folder. The Challenge folder will be open for submissions between 1st and 21st of March. All submissions to that folder will be automatically approved without the regular voting system and there is no limit on how many photographs you can submit, so please, please, please; use your
GlacienthrosHello, here is the ref for my new closed species:Glacienthros2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When a shooting star/comet breaks the surface of the ocean and floats to the bottom, the particles of star-dust still left on the comet start to interact with the salty water, forming Star-Glaciers under the water. These glaciers are very light and are easily swept toward shore. When a Star-Glacier makes contact with Earth...it becomes alive...the particles and cells inside the glacier start to swirl, pulse, and move...until they finally beat their newly formed hearts beat to the rhythm of Earth. The Glaciers then transform in Glacienthros...fragile and light creatures who obtain energy from moving water. They posses elemental powers that are associated with their body color. Since they are made of complete ice and star-dust they are quite fragile, and may shatter if very stressed. It is of great importance they end up in good hands and are protected. They are very loyal and will stick with their master.
Design contest!Yiss I'm finally doing a contest! Ok so, I rly need a Christmas charrie! I need a super complex Christmas creature yiss yiss.Design contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basic information on species and other:
May be fox, wolf, dog (I really like pit bull dogs and shibi inus OMG), deer omg I love cute whittle deer ffff, and red pandas. As for colors, it should include Christmas colors (red, white, green,silver) either on accessories or markings! I love browns and pastel pinks, lime green, bright orange, etc. please make sure the colors at least go together well! I'm a tad OCD so yea xD. Accesories can be anything! Piercings, scarves, bracelets, necklaces, glasses (i love glasses quq), and pretty much anything you want. I love horns, small spikes, antlers, tons of fluff, TONS XD and yeh. srry im so specific. chgchfhdghchfhdhchfhgcghfutf gtg hgcg
Also, i would prefer a ref sheet instead of just a picture of the creature!
Free flat color drawing FULLBODY
2 free sketches FULLBODY
Ahoy.Ahoy.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
People I've given a subscription:
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Type in 'Pageviewlaboratory' without the ' ' and press Save.
Optionally: You can remove me from your blocked list now, since that deleted me from your watcher's list
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XO Game, Fight between Boys And Girls. UPDATEDXO Game, Fight between Boys And Girls. UPDATED4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The game is currently unavailable
by :iconerikushin: by :iconTiciri: by :iconAu-Ra:
by :iconKang1223: by :iconLadyPawPaw: by :iconikuto-is-awesome:
by :iconPunkGaaraGirl17: by :iconnin0: by :iconcresent-filled-night:
by :iconPeachLucozadee1812: Bell tower by Allmessedop08RN by :iconAllmessedop08RN: :thumb264437193: by :iconHazelKenetics:
True Love's Hug by ZeldaFan777 by :iconzeldafan777: Huh ?? by Klavertje by :iconKlavertje:
incandescent by Allmessedop08RN open wings by Allmessedop08RN Medusa and Chrona SE 87 by Kang1223
sketch by heart-WORM :thumb274201882: Happy Peony Family by erikushin twilight by heart-WORM
type it IN by heart-WORM into the BLUE by heart-WORM AND i named her LEE by heart-WORM :thumb188495492:
why oh why by heart-WORM :thumb274090138: :thumb255210515: Tigger by Creepiest
Collection: Hammer Time!Collection: Hammer Time!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
There is always a reason. A level of insult. An unprovoked assault. A threat of invasion. A refusal to negotiate in good faith. A refusal to compromise. There is always something so unbearable that it must be righted with no more delay and by any means, by even the last means, necessary. That final means is war.
Ever since mankind became able to produce and possess more than necessary for survival, there has been a surplus of resources. It is the treasure that has built our civilization and shaped the special magic and glory of what it is to be a human being.
The struggle for control and division of that treasure sometimes infects men’s minds with a unique
5 point headshotsNeed some quick points so...I'm opening up some headshot comms!5 point headshots8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yes they are only 5 ^^
I can do humans,homestuck,(maybe anthros), sonic, mlp(kinda)
Please note me if you're interested or comment below^^
Close friends can pay 3 :3
Adopt ResaleSo I got this adopt from Ten but I no longer need him vovAdopt Resale9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I got some art for him to so here it goes:
MegaMan Successor By Keiji Inafune:iconmegaman-universe:MegaMan Successor By Keiji Inafune2 years ago in Personal More Like This
MIGHTY NUMBER 9 COULD BE THE NEW MEGAMAN!
Big news are shown for MegaMan Fans around the world (or maybe not), there has been confirmed a new project by Keiji Inafune that could be a new successor of our Blue Hero MegaMan.
Mighty No. 9 is an all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game that takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love, and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh and amazing!
You play as Beck, the 9th in a line of powerful robots, and the only one not infected by a mysterious computer virus that has caused mechanized creatures the world over to go berserk. Run, jump, blast, and transform your way through six stages (or more, via stretch goals) you can tackle in any order you choose, using weapons and abilities stolen from your enemies to take down your fellow Mighty Number robots and co
Please welcome a new member of the fam...My birthday is tomorrow and I was lucky enough to receive an early bday gift from someone very dear to me.Please welcome a new member of the fam...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Looks like Gizmo has a little brother now
Photography Weekly: Edition FourPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Four4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Project Educate: Transport Photography
This week has been Transport Photography week for Project Educate and has brought a contest that so far, has little or no entries.
Please please please get submitting before Sunday for a chance to win some amazing prizes.
You've nothing to loose! Check out This Blog for more info.
Here is a summary of the articles so far - please do check them out:
Photography feature - Top 400 July (2011)Please Fav this news if You like it.Photography feature - Top 400 July (2011)4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:thumb243077200:,., by MustafaDedeogLuPortal by Koljan
Shutters by MarinaCoricBrandresten by haswaFallen by S4SH4X
night shift by KrzysztofJedrzejaklonely dog by stregatta75CVII by ambrosia3
Flamenco by FeliDae84:thumb227180001:Bubbles by Hengki24
dust disturbed by miezeTatzeperfect day by baspunkJuly by DpressedSoul
hu by zivanCooling The Power Down by EintoeRnDawn Light by hersley
Waiting by Purplejackdaw2077 by nfilipevsU-2511 stern by ukwreckdiver
re by Vlad-K:thumb244044149:Lost In The Dark by abdieft
Pyramid-scape by aditimahatFan by DionisicFrom your window by Buri65
:thumb217715920:Bassin by filth666San Josep de la Muntanya by badherer
road rules study 2 part II by GillesMaselliNocturne Lights by TheForestManwhat where by 4zet
:thumb217372967:I choose the darkness by stregatta75Echo by Hengki24
decay by PsycheAnamnesisBackyardscape by RafalBigdainside the tunnel by stregatta75
Symphony in Yellow by Rustmouth:thumb245062681:facade xvi by ChristianRudat
hard steps to the top by Igor-DemidovSquare by stekkesSaint Malo by zuckerblauSmooth Name by Andre99
That's how you get pageviewsAnd here you have the number one question that people ask me:That's how you get pageviews2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"How the hell did you get so many people to view your art? You're not even that good!"
I can't do anything other than honestly admitting that I'm not that good at art. I'm not some awesomely skilled concept artist, at least. I've seen many people do a better job while receiving a lot less of attention.
Why a medium like DeviantArt works for me? Probably because I've been around on the internet for so long, and I've spend so much time working for internet-marketing company's, that things like advertising and web usability have become a second nature to me. A lot of the things that I've come to regard as common sense in internet communication, are things that are nowadays proven successful by research.
It's important to know that websites like DeviantArt are listed in the category social media. That probably didn't occur to most people, since DeviantArt seems to be so heavily focused towards art (and tradi
Site Update: deviantART's 14th BirthdayIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: deviantART's 14th Birthday1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The DeviantArt Community Turns 14
DeviantART's 14th birthday marks the ushering in of a new chapter of our existence as a community. For the past year, we've gained perspective on where our journey should lead us next, and we couldn't be more thrilled to share it with you and have you with us, every step of the way. Check out this message from the CEO, spyed, for a glimpse at what deviantART's future holds.
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The Procrastinator: A Day In The LifeThe Procrastinator: A Day In The Life8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Procrastinator A Day In The Life
Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute" before a deadline.
I wrote the title for this piece three weeks ago.
So, it’s Friday night. Work week over. Tomorrow I get to write my own mate