Contest is over! Thank you everyone! :)So, the contest is over and last night I got a handful of last entries that managed to hit the "30 entries" mark - which means all three price packs are unlocked (although I'd have given them out anyway, to be honest )Contest is over! Thank you everyone! :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm really impressed with the quality of your entries, naturally I had my favs along the way but now that all is said and done these favs have piled up and I have no clue how to pick only three out of all of them. I'll probably have a look at all of them again with a few friends and then announce the winning images tonight or tomorrow, so that I can give out the prices before I'm off to archery week in Hungary.
Thank you again everyone who has entered! In my opinion the contest was a great success and I'll probably host another one in summer - I hope you had as much fun painting and drawing and manipulating as I did receiving every single artwork
PE Interview: Stocker, Piratelotus-stock!:iconPirateLotus-stock: PirateLotus-Stock is the account of Erin, Piraty Stock Mistress! As part of our Stock & Resources Project Educate week, we scuttled her ship and tied her to the mast til she answered our questions!PE Interview: Stocker, Piratelotus-stock!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What were your first artistic influences, and did they have a hand in the development of your resources?
My dad majored in art history, and back when he was in school in the dark ages, they had hardback textbooks, so he actually kept them. I used to look at them, especially his Rembrandt book. Rembrandt is still my favorite painter. I don't think that consciously influences my stock, but maybe on a more sub-conscious level...I don't much like modern themes; I tend to want to do stuff like pirates and Renaissance costumes when I shoot model stock. Olden timey stuff.
Whats one of the most rewarding aspects for you as a resource provider?
Probably the same thing that it is for most stockers: seeing the amazing things people do w
Best way to record yourself drawing digitallyUpdate: Added section about CONVERTING video sessions below.Best way to record yourself drawing digitally4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Quick bit of help here, because I'm not sure if everyone knows the best way to handle this if you want to record your progress while drawing in Photoshop, Manga Studio, Painter, whatever.
IF YOU ARE USING WINDOWSYou may have tried some of the screen recorders out there like CamStudio, FRAPS, or some free ones out there. You may have noticed, or had become frustrated with, the fact that many of these programs cause a significantly huge hit on your system's performance. When you try drawing in Photoshop, your tablet response comes to a screeching halt. Then you find a program that records without impacting your drawing performance -- only to find that the resulting video recorded at about 1 frame every 3 seconds. Then you tried FRAPS, then found out that 4 minutes of video resulted in a 3.2GB file. All of these are less than ideal.
A while back, I searched all over the net for a program that encoded video from my screen
PE: Artisan Crafts Week Circus ContestArtisan Crafts Week ContestPE: Artisan Crafts Week Circus Contest2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
EDIT: The winners have been announced here.
We love crafts! We love crafting, we love watching crafts, we love talking about crafts! If you're like us you're always looking for an excuse to craft something, so we're going to give you one: join the circus! The circus contest, of course
You must make an object using any artisan craft you desire, photograph it and upload it to the appropriate Artisan Crafts gallery. Also you need to submit it to the Artisan Crafts Contest folder. You need to be a member of projecteducate to submit.
The work must be your own, using tutorials or resources is allowed but you must credit them. No copying anyone else's original work.
You must get your inspiration from the theme "circus"and it must be clearly present in your work. How y
Free StockLately things are not so good for Digital Artists. The big part of dA stockers don't allow commercial use; some of them don't even answer when you contact them.Free Stock2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And Free Stock Providers don't let us use their images in our works. Now it's SXC turn... I wonder where photomanipulators will go...
Anyway I recently found a Royalty Free Stock and I though it would be nice to share it with you.
Here you are the link http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/
For the sites where you have to pay I think Depositphotos is the best now. It has not a big database like Dreamstime but it's a lot cheaper.
And this is the reason why I am trying to do some extra money with tutorials. I am so sorry to put them on payment but I think soon we will have to buy all stocks for our works.
I hope I could help a bit our photomanipulations community. If you know any other Free Stock you should share.
Have a good day,
FAQ! Finally!Hello everybody!FAQ! Finally!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been getting an increase in notes and messages lately asking all kinds of things. Problem is, I'm far from having the time to answer all these questions individually (even if I did have it it would probably make more sense to spend it drawing), but I don't want to leave them unanswered either since I appreciate everyone's feedback a lot. So I decided to make a kind of FAQ, since I'm mostly being asked the same things over and over.
I'll try to group these semantically so reading though them makes a bit of sense.
Did you ever do any tutorials?
- Yes, I spent a lot of time on this one:
There's a lot of explaining in there, so please before you ask anything technique or learning related, read it thoroughly first.
I also have a ton of step-by-steps in this folder here: http://algenpfleger.deviantart.com/gallery/8622578
And I also uploaded a ton of layered Photoshop files: http://algenpfleger.deviantart.com/gallery/28996547
Finally, I have lots
PE S&R Contest Icarus Updates"On Delicate Wings"PE S&R Contest Icarus Updates3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Mourning for Icarus by H.J. Draper 1898
The Theme- ART:
We want you to recreate the story of Icarus, be that modern, or ancient using stock and resources available on DeviantART.
The Theme - STOCK:
We want you to recreate the story of Icarus, in stock form! Is your Icarus male or female? Are your wings made from feathers and wax or something more magical?
The Story: Icarus
Son of Daedalus who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax. Daedalus had been imprisoned by King Minos of Crete within the walls of his own invention, the Labyrinth. But the great craftsman's genius would not suffer captivity. He made two pairs of wings by adhering feathers to a wooden frame with wax. Giving one pair to his son, he cautioned him that flying too near the sun would cause the wax to melt. But Icarus became ecstatic with the ability to fly and forgot hi
Celebrating Diversity #12This edition of Celebrating Diversity I want to focus on two extremes of art: Extremely detailed and realistic works and minimal and abstract art. Both tendencies or trends have their place and time in art and history and are appreciated by many people. Not always does one person like both, but to me personally, art has always been more about feeling, than about complexity. Something simple can touch me emotionally as well as something blasting with details. Art is just as individual as every human being!Celebrating Diversity #122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How do you feel about these tw
Focus on Commenters!ProjectComment is a Group that provides Guaranteed & Constructive comments for the deviantART community.Focus on Commenters!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In order to support those efforts, we encourage dedicated users to give comments too. For those who are critics, artists, or just helpful in the community, we now offer something in return for all that you do - be it helping the participants of ProjectComment, or the group itself! This article focuses on awesome deviants, who have given fantastic comments, through excerpts of those comments and artwork by the deviants themselves!
Commented on Yukiryuu by schnurrDOSE. " When i saw this first in as an Thumbnail-pic, i thought; " This is A nice drawing!" That's a nice first impression that this D
Drums in My Heart ContestDrums in My Heart Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Contest: October 31, 2011 ~ November 30, 2011
The Contest: For International Drum Month: "Drums in my Heart are Beating"
TWO (2) Categories, Traditional and Digital: Any media accepted, but must be placed in either Digital or Traditional: May enter once in each Category:
Digital would be anything that is digitally done; flash, film, painting, photomanipulation, emotes, etc.
Traditional would be anything traditionally done, literature, drawing, painting, sculpture, arts and crafts, etc.
Contest Entry must have the main focus of a drum and how the deviant may perceive "the beat of the drum". Entry must be as of October 31st. Contest will be judged and winners announced a few days after the contest ends.
Please use the Contest Category to submit. Officially, it is listed under "Contests/2011/Drums in my Heart are Beating" then choose either th
The Moon is full tonight - contest winners!DEADLINE 31 OCTUBER 2011The Moon is full tonight - contest winners!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
ACCOrDING TO THE PARAGUAY TIMEZONE http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=21
It was sooo hard to choose, so many amazing entries. I choosed the ones that expressed better the theme and not by quality.
REMEMBER THE WORK HAS TO BE ONLY FOR THIS CONTEST AND NEW!
EVERY DONATOR WILL BE ADD TO OUR SPECIAL LIST http://supernatural-art.deviantart.com/journal/Contest-Donators-222898070 AND GET ONE PIECE FEATURED AT THE END OF IT.
The "Pick a Theme For September" Mini-CoPlease take a moment to this news article so more people see it! If this article gets over 100 's in the first 24 hours, I will bump up this contest's prize from 650 to 1,000 points! Thanks.The "Pick a Theme For September" Mini-Co3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The :iconcolor-me-club: Presents:
THE FASTEST CONTEST SINCE THE UNIVERSE BEGAN!
(AKA the "Pick A Theme For September" Mini-Contest)
The color-me-club is wrapping up the coloring portion of the August Contest. But before it ends, we need to know what's next for September! That's when you come in. We need you to recommend a theme for the September lineart contest.
Simply comment either in this news article or this poll: http://color-me-club.deviantart.com/journal/poll/2241302/
In the comment, state the theme. If you want, feel free to include a short (short!) description of why you think it's a great theme, and why it would generate lots and lots of contest entries.
After collecting user-submitted theme s
5-stars-artists feature FoodThis month feature's theme is Food.5-stars-artists feature Food2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you to IceXDragon for suggestion
1st place BakuSpirit
2nd place TheQueenOfDespair
3rd place Selmmma
Winter Idyl by Selmmma
Grand winner :dev
Devious Minds: Hanratty-StockUnicornReality :iconHanratty-Stock:Devious Minds: Hanratty-Stock3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How did you first discover deviantART?
I was just searching around on Google for different sorts of art and a
few pieces caught my eye, they were all at this website called
deviantart, so I thought I'd have a look around and signed up.
What was it about dA that made you want to stay?
I liked the social aspect of the site, the fact you could comment and
favourite artists work but also have a platform where you could
socialize and discuss other things, like chat and the forums.
What is the story behind your username?
Urrrggh. Haha it was an ex's surname, I didn't expect to be on the
website nearly 7 years later! Lesson to you all! Think of a good name,
not a spur of the moment one!
What do you remember of your childhood in regards to art?
I was always doodling and writing in my spare time. I was the one that
didn't write anything i
PE Interview: Stocker, Kirilee!:iconKirilee: kirilee Is where you will find none other than Australia based Kirilee herself, in numerous disguises (Quite possibly holding something sharp and pointy!)!! We jumped a few time zones and got her to answer our questions for the Stock & Resources Project Educate Week.PE Interview: Stocker, Kirilee!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What were your first artistic influences, and did they have a hand in the development of your resources?
To be honest, unlike most stock providers I am not coming from a visual art background. In fact, I'm not very good at drawing compared to others at all. However, I come from a performing background - theatre mainly, but a bit of dance too. For me, being a character is so freeing - though I go through dry spells when I'm not on stage. My friend told me one day about stock when complaining I hadn't played a character in a while and invited me to come and play with her for a day. Since then I have been hooked. I love sewing, putting together costumes and characters... it is just like performing
The New deviantART Submission ProcessThe New deviantART Submission ProcessThe New deviantART Submission Process2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is proud to announce a new way to submit and share your art. Our new submission process is powered by Sta.sh, our portable creative studio, making it quicker and easier to submit art than ever before!
Quick & Easy
The new consolidated and streamlined submission process is designed with ease of use in mind. The process is split into individual stages that guide you through the submission process for clarity. We've emphasized the most important settings of the submission process and collapsed the more advanced options for simplicity.
All In One
The new submit process is powered by Sta.sh, which gives you the ability to drag and drop files from your desktop, select files from your Sta.sh, and save your deviations so they can be submitted later. The new process also integrates our Premium Content feature, which allows you to sell digital downloads of your work.
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(Autumn/Halloween) People's generositySo I just updated some of my stock on my other account(Autumn/Halloween) People's generosity2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And thought that even though I don't use stock images my self it would be nice to feature some of the beautiful stock and resources that others provide.
(ACTIONS are at the very end)
The Fairy And The Lantern I by Eirian-stockKing of Autumn Pack by MD-ArtsElven pathway 1 by CAStock
Falling Leaves 16 by RaeyenIrael-StockAutumn 10 by almudena-stockWitch 1 by Sitara-LeotaStock
Autumn Mother 2 by mizzd-stock
Halloween 2011 - Morgan 3 by SBG-CrewStockFalling Leaves 22 by RaeyenIrael-Stock
Novice 2 by Kuoma-stockThe Final Song 02 by EmeraldVenom-Stock
Witch stock 10 by Kuoma-stock:thumb140280655:
:thumb105907627:Autumn Witch 3 by mizzd-stockHalloween Witch Stock 3 by SilentGod88
Red by Mihaela-VStock:thumb100991238:Ella4 by faestock
Burn The Witch Down by Eirian-stockswirly make-up 4 by Mihaela-VStockStock29 by Anti-Saint
Sarah Witch 1a by jagged-eye
Halloween 2 by MoraNox-StockPumpkin Stock 015 by redwolf518stockpumpkin stock 0019 by redwolf518stock
Black Cat 19 :Stock: by WesternStockHalloween Pumpkin by Nox-Stock
halloween - stock. by ramona-stock
RosesRoses2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I brought you roses
and came back each day,
to watch them decaying
and tried not to liken them
to your body beneath the earth.
Fave this poem here
Pale by Sarapsys The Mourning Air by catch---22 White Rose by KayleighJune
..RoSe.. by SaRoNeTa Be My Light by Corvinerium Broken by nightshadevalentine English Rose by zemotion grave by zombiholocaust
Most Lamentable Jan by BloodshotInk Broken by valeskamoura Etude: Wilted Rose by BabushkaYaga the rose II by prismes
until by ThisFairyTale Mourning Lace by feavre :thumb151117372: Until You Wake Up by Corvinerium
In this life of pain by PureBlackLove Like a rose by EliseEnchanted :thumb169543223: Knew by IMustBeDead
wilted 7 by crescit-eundo silent by oscarsnapshotter Rose by Flyxer15 Truth of the rose by ensellitis Narcissistic Funeral by Gilraen-Ar-Feiniel
rose by NerySoul The Fallen Rose by Ph0t0-girl Rose by TheDarkRayne Bleeding Rose by CrimsonSunset666
Inner Pain by Afri Midnight Cowboy by two-forty-one -Pain- by HennaLucas Rose by rememberxixlovexyou
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
Tips - Stocks (Background) Hello, I come once again give help to those who are with few background options, these are ones that I like to use:Tips - Stocks (Background)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just nothing 8 by FrantisekSpurny Fog 64 by lumibear
Big Sky Stock by Vividlight Coming storm. by bloodlust-stock Field by Sugary-stock
underwater by koko-stock Background 14 2000 X 2000 by FrostBo 480 underwater partition 01 by Tigers-stock
Premade Ocean Stock by MBHenriksen The Pond by frozenstocks Mystery Woods Background 03 by frozenstocks
Dark Stream-1 by HUSSIENAL-SHTERI Ghostly Path Premade 1 by i-am-JENius
Shanghai 7 by almudena-stock The city by Futchi emptiness.. -pre- by arca-stock
25 by compot-stock Landscape stock 62 mountains by Finsternis-stock Enchanted Forest Premade by frozenstocks
If you d
Ode to the MusesThese are just a few of the WONDERFUL Stock providers at DeviantArtOde to the Muses10 months ago in Personal More Like This
You can find more in my favorites folders listed as Ref's
Or use DeviantArt's search tool and browser the references
Always remember to read and follow the rules for EACH stock provider they are Different!
Garden VIII - Grief by BlooDoveStockred 12 by magikstockRelease me 3 by almudena-stock
Possessed Patient Preview 03 by Null-EntityStock - Steampunk Fairy 2 by S-T-A-R-gazerAfter the Show by jademacalla
Sweet Nothings Whispered by CathleenTarawhitiTogether 18 by LinzStockSitting Couple Embrace (Front) 04 by Null-Entity
Lake Louise Background by EveLiveseyWild grass by CAStockSould FIelds 06 UNRESTRICTED by Elandria
Quedlinburg - Schenkgasse by Capricornus60Sudeley Castle 2 by LadyxBoleynVillage Scene by PirateLotus-Stock
:iconkirilee:kirilee ways in on stock copyrights & the use of off site stock
Need brushes?After references, textures and faces, the time comes for brushes. All inspirational, all useful!Need brushes?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Gimp Anim. Grass Brushes Set by LJFHutch
13 Blending and Texturing Brushes by god-headFree PS Grass Brushes 2 by s10889 Paint Splatter Brushes by Miss-deviantE:thumb335492192:
Bark brushes - Photoshop by Autlaw:thumb200310505:Velvetcat's Brush Set_2 by velvetcat
Old Paper Brushes III by lailomeielOrnamental Shapes - Brush Pack by SyaReal Media Mini Brush Set by StalcryBrushes Set 01 by Elsouille
Border Brush 3 by wantingtobreakfreeAntique Lace Brushes by Scully7491My watercolor brushes by muttiy
Lace brushes by Myruso:thumb276107668:Grunge Corner Brush Pack by midnightstouch
Manic Monday FeatureHello y'all,Manic Monday Feature6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm in such a great mood today that I thought I would do my first feature. I hope that you like it!
Of course I had to start with one of my favorite subjects.....textures.
Old Wood 1 by cr8gr8-designsBlue Light Texture by kuschelirmel-stock
Texture 42 by xnienkeBlue Paint Texture. by galaxiesanddustTexture 97 by NinjaRabbit-Stock
'Used wood' texture by MultiartisTexture 568 by Sirius-sdzTexture 22 by Sisterslaughter165
Keys To Stock: HeartThis newsletter was created to showcase the wonderful gems one could find in the resources gallery upon a simple keyword search.Keys To Stock: Heart3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
With each article I will select a keyword and find the best stocks for you.
Who knows, some might inspire you, artists, to create something of them.
Eye Heart U 16 by Valentine-FOV-Stock Gothique Romanticism IV by Aegean-Prince
Valentine 11 by LongStock 33 by miss-deathwish-stock Rags 2 by JayBird-stock Red dance2 by faestock Heart 03 by JayBird-stock
Heart pendant I by KW-stock Package - Heart - 2 by resurgere Heart Shaped Box 04 by ashy-stock Iron heart stock01 by deadeyedstock Heart bottle stock by Lostfiniel Roses heart stock by Lift-manipulator
Screaming heart by Futchi The Reliquary Heart Necklace by LadyxBoleyn Jewellery 1 by LadyxBoleyn cage by Hongatar-stock :thumb51830639: Hearts 002 by ISOStock
Sword on Skull Candle Holder by disturbedstock Nadija Stock - Key by Nadija-stock red heart chair by objekt-stock Stock Falling Hearts by Twins72 Heart Cage by StarSlateStock