About The BreedWhat is an Arabian Warmblood?About The Breed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the surface, the definition of an Arabian Warmblood is simple: it is the crossing of Arabian and warmblood horses. However, there is far more to this definition as a breed type. First and foremost, the Arabian Warmblood is bred to be a supreme performance animal: known to excel in eventing, hunter and similar disciplines. Functionality is their primary purpose, with the ability to compete on the international stage. In crossing the two breeds with specially selected studs and broods, the aim is to create a light, supple warmblood that combines the grace and presence of Arabians with the scope and athleticism of modern warmbloods.
The initial motivation in the cross was to refine the warmblood type without losing movement, as can often happen in Thoroughbred crosses. Special care is needed when selecting the sire and dam to ensure that the resulting foal is not disadvantaged in other aspects such as scope or height. The Arabian blood should add mo
The Training CourseRight, so on to the fun stuff! Since we all want to start showing our horses as soon as possible only five images are required. This is supposed to be fun, after all, and we don't want to ask for too much.The Training Course2 years ago in Personal More Like This
3. Accepting a saddle/rider.
4. First ride.
5. Final: Discipline training.
While we only require five images, there is so much more that you can do to train your horse! If you want to go that extra mile, here are five more images that we would love to see!
1. Worst fear discovered.
2. Good/Bad day.
3. Trailer work.
4. Visit from the farrier/vet.
5. Play time.
Note that you are more than welcome to draw your horse training/doing something that we haven't mentioned.
You can show your horse doing anything, as long as it fits into each category. For instance, when doing your groundwork image you might show a young foal to accept a halter or, if you are working on the lunging image, you could work t
Faime Points SystemFaime Points System1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sire x Dam: +0.5
Any Ancestor: +.5
Quality Ancestor: +1
Excellent Ancestor: +1.5
Champion I: + 2.5
Champion II: +3
Grand Champion: +3.5
Supreme Champion: +4
(Ancestor = parent/grands/greats)
Pure (ancestor in lineage) : +1
-Simple Shading: 1
-Detailed Shading (based on your own gallery): 1.5
-Simple Shading: 1.5
-Detailed Shading (based on your own gallery): 2
- Simple (color/texture) + .5
- Detailed (landscape) +1
-Photo backgrounds: 0
- Training: +1
(per page) (must have a halter and/ or handler)
- Simple Animation (ear flick/ eye blink etc): + 2
- Semi Detailed (tail swish/ breath/ nostril flare/ leg/ head/ neck movement etc) + 1
- Detailed (Whole body movement) + 2
- Plushies/ Models +2
(note, anything not made by you will face a -.5 deduction)
- Resins (must be ma
Hollendart points systemRules:Hollendart points system2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- horses must have a reference and must be registered.
- only pure Hollendarts can collect points.
- horse of all ages can collect points.
-all image must be at least flat color, not uncolored sketch.
-all the image must be submitted to the group to count as points.
How to collect points:
please read the hollendart champion level registry
-Photomanipulation doesn't give points.
-If you use free linear/greyscale give 1/2 points.
-Photo background doesn't give points.
-Animation give +2
-Art of you horse that you did not pay ( so like gif) give you 1/2 points.
-Collabs give you 1/2 points.
-Arrival image/vet inspection count like a recreatinal image.
-horse with sire and dam: 1 pt
-for each other horse in lineage 0.5 pt (for a maximum of 15 pt)
Points and LevelsWelcome || Competition Levels || Points and Levels || Registering & Judging Shows || Sanctioned Events || MembersPoints and Levels3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- You are responsible for keeping up with points and notifying the group when your horse is ready to advance.
- Art from other artists will count, but we prefer you use your own horse as well.
- While we do use the 'honor system' when you total your points, I will have staff members who will check. Mistakes happen and cheaters exist.
- Traced drawings are accepted as long as it is stated that the drawing is traced and given proper c
SCAVENGER HUNT!!! [HAS ENDED!!! MAKING PRIZES!!!]Scavenger HuntSCAVENGER HUNT!!! [HAS ENDED!!! MAKING PRIZES!!!]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
SORRY GUYS!!! SOMEONE FOUND THE PIKACHU FIRST!!!
CONGRATS TO :iconblack-sparks:!!!
1st place gets 200 and a fully colored and shaded drawing of your choice. :iconblack-sparks:
2nd place gets 100 and a fully colored drawing of their choice. :iconyumyumbagel:
3rd place gets 50 and a line art of their choice. :icondingle765:
4th place gets an animation of their choice. would have been NightPixels... but something happened... so :iconmelodies-of-love:
5th place gets an extra pixel art of their choice. :iconairora360:
Every contestant gets 1 pixel art of their choice.
Norwegian Warmblood Kåring SystemIn Norwegian, "kåring" basically means "judging." The level of your horse's experience can be judged according to how many kåring points your horse has accumulated.Norwegian Warmblood Kåring System2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Below is a list of KP levels your horse can reach. The more KP you earn, the higher your horse's level will be at, and the better prizes will be awarded to the owner for the dedication and interest they show in their horse.
donations toward the NWB Kåring Point award system are accepted, and highly appreciated! But please only in the form of art and/or points!
Rosalaun - 100
LeavingNeverland - 150
Kåring Point Levels
0 - 15 KP - average
16 - 35 KP - good 40
36 - 50 KP - great 75
51 - 70 KP - superb 100
71 - 85 KP - phenomenal 1 extra breeding slot for your horse
86 - 99 KP - extraordinary free flatcolored headshot by TackRack
The Credit Point System - Mini Shows March 2012 Mini Shows - CP points reducedThe Credit Point System - Mini Shows3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Due to their usually lower quality and the masses of doodle-like headshots. If they weren't mini show entries, they would only count 0.5 CP mostly and that is unfair to those who put time and effort into normal events and do training pictures. We therefore decided to change the CP that is given for Mini Show Entries and make it depending to the type of entry. High Quality Entries (Quality like a usual show entry) for Mini Shows can be accepted (see exeptional entries)
Mini Shows count for
headshot drawing for mini show: 0,5 CP + 0,5 CP for placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
full body drawing (sketchy, no background, lineart) 1 CP + 0,5 CP for placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
exeptional entries (full body, full shading, background): 1,5 CP + 0,5 CP
2011 May: Following Changes:
We want to encourage people to do training exchanges with other stables (stable interaction yay!) So there's a new chance for horses receiving CP:
Dane's Advent Calendar - FULLInspired by Haathwyn I also wanna do an advent calendar this year.Dane's Advent Calendar - FULL10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sadly I do not know how my December will turn out, so I can not offer art.
I can however offer some imports from either Baliro or Sibrano
I also want to do things a bit different.
I tend to gift my friends stuff through out the year as I please *lol*
So instead ... I want to randomize this!
Want a spot in my calendar?
Just comment below.
Say if you are interested in a Baliro or a Sibrano or any of the breeds.
Then I will use a Random Number Generator to decide winners <3
If you win, I will list you here with your prize.
I shall do my best to create a design I think suits you and I hope you will enjoy
Angel-Creek-Ranch December 1st: Baliro mare or stallion
totalrandomusername December 2nd: Sibrano mare http://fav.me/d6vumry
Lakita - Point SystemWhat is the point system?Lakita - Point System1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The point system is a system that gives you artists a credit for what you draw and write
Every Star is worth 10 points from the system below
This breed does not permit the use of free line art so all art must be by you or those you commission
• Wild/Normal + 0
• Settled In +0.5
• Confident + 1
• Superior + 1.5
• Supreme + 2
• Grand Supreme + 3
• King + 4
• Wild/Normal + 0
• Settled In +0.5
• Confident + 1
• Superior + 1.5
• Supreme + 2
• Grand Supreme + 3
• King + 4
All art is in comparison to your own gallery not others (unless commissions or gifted)
• Flat: + 0.5
• Simple/Basic Shading: + 1
• Detailed: + 2
• Flat: 1.5
• Simple/Basic Shading: 2.5
• Detailed: 3
Need textures?We had a feature of drawing references yesterday, so let's take a look at textures now. I must admit that I'm a total freak when it comes to this topic. I love textures, I love making them and I love seeing them everywhere. In this feature I'll also include some tutorials, traditional and digital, so you could learn how to make some on your own.Need textures?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Metallic Green Textures by Gypsy-Stock
Old Paper Texture Pack by nevermoregraphixold paper stock 03 by ftouriniWood Texture by TammySueSeamless desert sand texture by hhh316
yellow texture by raregirl86yellow cracks texture by ftourini-stockold map by Meltys-stockYellow fabrics by 10grams-stock
Merlin by dazzle-texturesBurnt Orange Patterns Part2 by WebTreatsETCOrange Grunge by R2krw9
Red Velvet Textures by RockStockRed Clouds Texture by JRMB-Stock:thumb97407126:
:thumb276819046:Pink Stripes Texture by emothic-stock:thumb110124321::thumb116788933:
:thumb154539504:purple texture by raregirl86Paper Pack 6 by dierat:thumb167329623:
old victorian blue by ClarabellafaireStockMore Cement Floors by GreenEyezz-stockvintage blue texture by beckastexture 140 by Sirius-sdz
Horse SIM Generators - New Foal Color CalculatorGreetings fellow Horse SIMers, below is a list that I've put together of random generators for horses names and life events. If you know of a good generator not on the list, please post below! Also, if you have a method for grading shows, or creating a more realistic horse life, post those below as well!Horse SIM Generators - New Foal Color Calculator4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Random number, dice, and coin flip generator. I really like the coin flipper because there are coins from all nationalities.
Horse Name Generators
1,000,000 Horse and Pony Names
Race Horse Name Generator
A variety of name generators from general to specific
Behind the Name
Horse Life Generators
100technique meme list1. Draw an image, copy it three times and colour each differently/with different colours. Bonus!: use different media for each.100technique meme list5 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Draw something with a stereotypically feminine theme or style. (Flowers, pastel colours, beautiful subjects?)
3. Draw something with a stereotypically masculine theme or style. (Action, explosions, rough lines and angles?)
4. Draw something that is supposed to arouse positive emotion from the viewer (amusement, joy, sympathy). you can use both technique and the subject of the drawing to achieve this.
5. Draw something with no same colour used twice.
6. Draw a short comic of 3-7 panels.
7. Drawing using only two colours.
8. Do a drawing digitally, colouring it with three depths of shades and three depths of lighting.
9. Do a digital drawing in black and white.
10. Draw an imaginary object.
11. Digital. Sketch, lineart, colour. Use an hour or more for every step.
12. Traditional. Sketch, lineart, colour. Use an hour or more for every step.
13. Draw digitally
Photography Weekly: Edition Forty OnePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Forty One2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Have no fear of perfection - You'll never reach it! "
Have you studied Photography? I'm intrigued to know whether or not a qualification in Photography has made you a better, or indeed a worse photographer. Or has there been no change? This week, The Photography Blog asks whether or not a Photography Degree is worth the paper it's written on. Graduation in any field these days doesn't mean that you'll immediately get a job in your desired area. Not these days. So is it worth embarking on study related to photography when in the end, you could get to the same place without the paper stating what you are capable of? Photography is one of a small number of job areas where what you've done speaks higher volumes than whether or not you're
REMINDER: Photomanip Tutorial Challenge!Welcome to our official tutorial challenge!REMINDER: Photomanip Tutorial Challenge!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Another tutorial challenge? YES! Keep reading!
Part of "illumination" is learning, expanding our horizons, and helping others learn as well. So, this time we are not going to USE tutorials. Rather, we are going to MAKE them.
What you have to do
Your job is as follows:
Take a critical look at your gallery. What are your strengths as an artist? What are you really good at doing? Are you known for your light and shadow? Color use? "Glow" effects? Do you do skin well? Can you paint really well? Are you a master of masks? What do people compliment you on?
Create a detailed tutorial, with examples, of how you achieve this effect or do this technique. It does not have to involve the creation of a new deviation. You can explain how you did this effect in an old deviation or just with stock without making it a full deviation.
Project Educate: Photographing Infants + ChildrenPhotographing infants and children can either be really painful and frustrating, or incredibly fun and rewarding. It depends entirely on the child. I kid, sort of. It's what you make of it and how you treat the moment. Children are fast, sometimes moody, sometimes hyper and nearly always think they know what you want them to do when you turn the camera on them. Either run, or crack that huge fake camera smile that they've been taught to do for their school photographs.Project Educate: Photographing Infants + Children2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Don't force a smile. If the child doesn't want to smile, don't make them. You'll end up with the fake smile. However having said that, you can try and be funny, but again don't push it. They're smarter than many give them credit for. If you're not getting a smile but you're getting a rude funny face, then accept it. Those sorts of shots can be awesome as well.
Learn to accept imperfections. Whether the children are strangers to you or not, you can't have it perfect all of the time. Messy hair,
Stock rules All my stocks and textures are FREE for members of deviantArt, but they are still my photos.Stock rules3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you FOLLOW THE RULES, you have my permission to use them for your art and projects (:
Notify & Credit
If you used my stock , let me know about it !
Also, always credit me with a link to my gallery.
(in the description or somewhere else visible)
You may use my stocks for photomanipulations, mixed media, as reference or backgrounds for drawings, paintings, etc, for actions, tutorials, premades, and any other media that doesn't contradict the rules
You are allowed to show your work on all pages you like outside of deviantArt, on your art sites, blogs, social networks, etc. (with credits!)
Commercial use and prints of any kind on
Equaldex, LGBT Knowledge Base, Launches on Feb 25Equaldex, LGBT Knowledge Base, Launches on Feb 257 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Equaldex, The Collaborative LGBT Knowledge Base, to Launch on February 25
After months of testing and contributions by hundreds of Alpha Testers, Equaldex will be launching to the public on Tuesday, February 25. The site is a global LGBT rights website that can be edited by anyone.
Aimed at becoming a comprehensive resource for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) laws and data in each country and region, Equaldex allows users to contribute data — along with sources — which becomes verified by other users.
Upon launching to the public, the entire Equaldex site will become publicly visible, while editing will be restricted to members who have been granted access.
Want to try it out early? Request access to Equaldex.
Journalists: for press and media inquiries, please contact Dan Leveille (email@example.com)
Darkroom Gallery InfoWhile the majority of Photography galleries on dA are subject-based, Darkroom is technique-based. Photographs using Darkroom techniques are generally accepted in the other photography galleries too, but if you wish to categorise your Darkroom photography submission based on how it was created, then Photography > Darkroom is here to allow you to do that.Darkroom Gallery Info2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Photographs which have been physically developed and/or printed using traditional and alternative film darkroom techniques, or digitally processed with the use of computer software to emulate traditional and alternative film darkroom techniques. This is a technique-based gallery and is not for photographs which have simply been taken in a room which is dark!
Darkroom > Digital
Photographs which have been digitally processed or edited with the use of computer software to emulate traditional and alte
Suggesting Darkroom Daily Deviationsprojecteducate will soon be hosting a special Daily Deviations week. In honour of the event, here are my Daily Deviation suggestion guidelines with additional detail and musings for your information and entertainment. Keep calm and suggest Darkroom DDs!Suggesting Darkroom Daily Deviations2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Daily Deviation suggestions MUST be from Photography > Darkroom. This is the only gallery which I feature from.
To find out more about the Darkroom Photography galleries, please see this journal with detailed gallery descriptions and examples.
To help promote the intriguing creative processes involved in both Traditional and Digital Darkroom photography, I would like to shine a light on images which show skillful use of these techniques. Please bear this in mind when suggesting.
I especially love featuring images which have an
How to get started with Pixel ArtLately I have frequently been asked what programs I use for pixeling and/or animating and also in general how I go about it. Now I currently don't have the time to create a tutorial of my own but I figured until I will be able to do so I could at least give you some helpful tips and link you to some tutorials made by others.How to get started with Pixel Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
About the programs I use
I do pretty much all the pixeling itself in Photoshop Elements 8.0 which sadly enough isn't free. But don't worry, in general photshop is even a little overpowered for pixel art, I simply use it because I am most used to it.
Technically you can even use Microsoft Paint for pixeling, after all the only two things you really need to be able to create pixel art is a pen tool and the ability to zoom in far enough. The only real disadvantage about Paint is the lack of transparency support so you can only create pixels with an opaque background.
However I can offer you a really great third optio
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
Color Inspiration, A Technical Guide For ArtistsColor Inspiration, A Technical Guide For Artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Sam Dead" from "The League of Elder"
Currently I find myself in a phase of making advanced use of colors in my work to enhance depth, mood and to underline certain values.
While doing so, I found a necessity to share this knowledge and insights in some kind of a reference. There are practical tips for everyday use, this post is useful for traditional artists as well.
When working in a professional environment there is rarely the time to go out and do plein-air paintings or studies, this is something artists have to do in their spare time, to form the foundations and understanding of perception of our environment. On the other hand it is extremely important to see processed works as well, to see the differences and to learn from these observations.
Basically, all knowledge artists have, is built upon passion and is acquired through personal experience, museum-visits, observation and anatomical studies have to be done
Pride Flags Colors explained!I'll try to list as many pride colors as I can think of.Pride Flags Colors explained!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Gay Pride (Rainbow - Gay, Gay Men, Lesbians, and sometimes the entire Queer community. The rainbow represents acceptance of all sexual orientations.)
Labrys Lesbian Pride (Purple with Labrys in inverted black triangle [different versions exist] - Lesbians, women, and feminism, and gynephilic people who identify as female. Labrys became a symbol of lesbians and feminists due to the popularity of a female empowerment publication called Labrys Magazine. In addition, the black triangle is a symbol of lesbians due to the fact that many lesbians were forced to wear it in concentration camps during the Holocaust under the idea that they were "asocial" and did not conform to heteronormativity).
Bisexual Pride (Pink, Purple, and Blue - Bisexual