Hall Of Fame ( 46 - February 2014 ) Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.Hall Of Fame ( 46 - February 2014 )11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Mysterious Forest by LordDoomhammer Polyem by Dafne-1337art At the Edge of the World by neverdying Three by Mathness
Elephants - Spray Project by ScenicSarah Elucidation by DianaGrigore
Nvidia card users importanthdmi usersNvidia card users important2 years ago in Personal More Like This
People i just discovered why i couldnt get true blacks on my cintiqs, or other monitors, blaming led technology. But envidia was the problem at fault.
Color value are from 0 to 255, i mean from black to white, thats good for photoedition, but real bad for games.
Nvidia cards were built for been in video games, so they dont use those values, they use from 16- 235, so you are skipping the most crucial colors for coloring, but for editing it will SUCK.
So i had found a great web page, with a little software for pc users, that you run it and restart and you get solid blacks, this had made my callibration so easy, it was the graphic card the problem.
Just download the program, unzip it, execute it, and choose from 1 to 255 values, restart and its done.
If you dont like it you can revert it by clicking again the other option.
Corel painter works incredible with those values. You notice this more if you have your monitor connected in hdmi mode.
PE: Guidelines to Starting your Own Craft BusinessGuidelines to Starting your Own Crafting BusinessPE: Guidelines to Starting your Own Craft Business2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So you make cute crafts, and probably someone offered you money for them. Maybe you need the money, and if you're like me, you need it to buy more crafting supplies. Whatever the reason, starting your own crafty business is a decisions that you should take seriously... it's not as easy as opening an Etsy account and setting some random prices for your work. There is a lot of things to consider to keep the business going, your money safe, your name clean, and your costumers happy.
By no means this is an absolute guide, merely a few guidelines of things I've found important or questions I get asked often by people interested in opening their own business. Most of this tips are intended for online selling, but they should apply for other ways of selling too. I will probably do more detailed guides in the future, as I learn more myself.
To begin with, don't forget to research as much as you can! If you're rea
The Pitfalls of Speed PaintingI've been meaning to write about this for a while now, but recently a video popped on up Ctrl+Paint about the same topic and it encouraged me to finally talk about it. It's a practice that's been misconstrued and misunderstood for a while now, so I wanted to help people get a proper understanding on the subject.The Pitfalls of Speed Painting3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Speed painting has been something of a fad for 4 or 5 years now, even back when I was first starting digital work. Like many artists out there, I thought, "Sweet, I can do really cool work, really fast!" And like many artists out there, in the back of my head I was probably thinking, "This is easier than learning the normal way!"
Well, here's the main problem in regards to speed painting. Any of those really cool, realistic and well done speed paintings you see are done by professionals who have been painting for years and years. These a
Artists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools Home Made TripodArtists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I've shared this nifty little trick before - a home made tripod. It sounds impossible, but actually it's really practical and much easier than lugging the real thing around with you if it's not needed! Check out this articlefor more information on how to create it!
Source: DIY Cameras
Home Made Reflector
Reflectors can be pretty expensive from time to time. I've been lucky to pick up a couple cheaply on Ebay and they serve the purpose but if you really want to save, then why not try making your own? This article shows you how with just three materials and the video below also provides further guidance - check it out
Commission share! Comment if you do commissions!READ BEFORE YOU COMMENT PLEASE!Commission share! Comment if you do commissions!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Edit> I received tons of comments so please give me some time to look at your offers! I will reply to all a soon as I can!
**SUGGESTION JOURNAL** [CLOSED]Please this Journal so everyone can see it!**SUGGESTION JOURNAL** [CLOSED]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thank you all for your suggestions, we have 321 legitimate entries. This Journal is now closed and the recipients + their suggestors will be posted tomorrow along with everyone else who received a premium membership!
There will be 30 different recipients.
The suggestions will only be considered if there are more than 200 suggestions (so share this Journal so that we can give away these premium memberships!)
These premium memberships will be given out as a part of my 100 Premium Memberships; 63,600 Points project.
All recipients and their suggester(s) will be posted along with the other 70 premium memb
Spreading Semi-Realism appreciation!Spreading Semi-Realism appreciation!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Cloud rhapsody' by anndr
Since I believe the efforts of semi-realism artists are not sufficiently appreciated, because there are so many fantastic illustrations in this style that does not have the right visibility on here, I decided to create an article to advertise these artists that are, for me, the 'new faces' of this fashionable and yet so difficult art style.
First of all, Semi-realism is a drawing style derived from mangas but more complex in terms of style. Indeed, if we want to be more precise, it is the missing link between mangas and digital art. No giant eyes but neither skin blemishes.
I would really appreciate if dA could add a category for this particular art style but I can easily admit the boundaries to define this style are very labile.
Well, after this brief introduction, I'm featuring some samples of this style from real
Need references?Although drawing and painting "from life" is way much more effective and efficient than drawing from photos (I'll be writting a separate journal about this soon, no worries), you simply can't have a person to model for you every time you want to create something. And there are situations when you don't exactly know how to place that bloody hand or if the foot is drawn correctly. Similiar issues can happen with architecture, perspective... with everything you draw. Then, when you look for help, you may stumble upon Stock gallery and you find awesome things. Remember about crediting the used stock directly!Need references?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
POSES AND ANATOMY
Victorian house by skipsstockCarennac 02 - Old house by HermitCrabStockold house WV by Irie-StockOld House by VacantHaze
House 005 by Lelanie-StockStock - House in the Woods by GothicBohemianStockStrange Cone House 5 by FairieGoodMotherHouse by Tintz-stock
Female Blackbird 3311539 by StockProject1Rabbit 01 by 88-Lawstock:thumb11
A case for fear.Firstly, I want to thank all of you for the many birthday wishes, art, skyped hugs, and love last week. I know I say it rather frequently, but it means a great deal to me. I'm still playing catch-up with deviantART, but I hope to reply to each of your comments and notes and watches and llamas sometime in the near future.A case for fear.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, those who follow my team and league with me (the professional hockey team I photograph primarily during the season), you should also know that we've gotten some news!. The Grizz are notorious for being the last team to make any announcements and they certainly didn't break from tradition this year, so it's a real pleasure to finally be able to TALK ABOUT who is and who isn't coming back.
Then there's the matter of my summer, which hasn't been kind to say the least, but those who've been talking to me recently know that I despise negativity
Down the Rabbit HoleClick:Down the Rabbit Hole2 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Commissions Open AlwaysEven though I have unlimited slots, you must be willing to be PATIENT. I have a list, but I tend to do the commissions that interest me the most first, though I do my best to go via who paid first or has been waiting the longest.Commissions Open Always2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have the right to increase the price of the commission if I feel like what was requested is more work than the base price listed.
I will draw
Couples (both homosexual and heterosexual)
Ecchi, soft sexual themes (Nudes / Naked cuddling)
Anything not mentioned above, I will not draw
Paypal or points only
I do not start until after I am paid
Refunds are picky. We can talk about it, though, if you are unhappy with waiting
I try to do commissions in the order at which I received payment, but I tend to do them from what interests me most
200 point giveaway (Closed)I don't think the other idea was good, so I'm changing it.. It seemed like it would take too long and some people would have an unfair advantage over others.. So I'm changing it, I'm sorry for those of you looking forward to it… Here's the new one!200 point giveaway (Closed)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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PE: 5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!PE: 5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You really want to, you've worked hard to develop the skills you have and you enjoy every minute of doing what you love. And besides, people say that your artworks are...nice. Cute. Doesn't that count for something? Sure it does, there is no reason to panic and pointlessly push yourself forward. Enjoy your coffee break!
Besides, even if you didn't like the current level as much, there is absolutely nothing you can do about it at the moment. So many unfortunate happenings stand right between you and your dream. Recognizing any of the following?
1 - You don't have the time
You're right! After all, you are a human being, not a machine, waking up early every morning, heading to school/work, afterwards taking care of the household/kids/your homework, studying, you barely even finish all the tasks during the 24 hours that's been given to everyone.
On the other hand, is there absolutely
Giveaway Results!Big, big congrats to both The-Emerald-Dragon and NI-XI for winning the giveaway! You will both be given your points shortly.Giveaway Results!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thank you so much to everyone who participated! I will be hosting more giveaways and contests in the future, so I hope guys will consider participating in those, too <3
HEY DO YOU LIKE GIVEAWAYS? I LIKE GIVEAWAYS. LET'S DO A GIVEAWAY.
SO HERE'S THE THING
Up until Saturday, November 17, 2012 11:59 PM Pacific time (That's the western coasts of Canada-land, America-land, and Baja California-land), Premium memberships are on a buy-one-get-one-free sale. THAT MEANS IF YOU BUY A PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP THIS WEEK, THE DURATION BECOMES DOUBLED. A three-month PM turns into a six-month PM, and a one-year PM lasts a whole two years
That's pretty friggin' awesome!
EXCEPT that the promotional sale only applies when you buy a premium membership for yourself, which complicates things a little. To get around that, I am going to give away points
Tired of the Video Game IndustryWith the PS4 on the way, the gaming industry is alive once again reminding us how dull and boring and... wrong... it is. Here's a quick summary of some of the things I'm sick to death of hearing about when it comes to video games.Tired of the Video Game Industry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Polygones = Emotion
I'm sure you've all seen the jokes, but this one stems from David Cage, who gushed over the tech demo of an old man's face for the PS4, remarking about how the only way to get "true" emotion is by bridging the uncanny valley with high resolution models, hi-def textures, and realistic shaders. "True emotion" of course can't be found in books, TV, or cartoons because none of those things can depict the exquisite details of a wrinkled face in true HD glory. I'm sorry to say this, David Cage, but if I can get an emotional response out of 16-bit pixel sprites from Chrono Trigger, or a pictureless book... your logic is faulty.
I'm really getting tired of everything wanting to connect to everything else. I know
Happy Birthday D'espairsRay!Hi guys,Happy Birthday D'espairsRay!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today is the birthday of D'espairsRay - so happy birthday to them! :iconcakepinkplz:
We really miss them - the fantastic songs, PVs, the amazing concerts, the new great photos and of course the boys together T.T
Let join to the Mania on twitter
♪Freedom is one
See the future
In your hands
But one grave♪
How to handle rejectionIn light of -airquote fingers- ''recent events,'' I have decided to give pointers to some people who may or may not have difficulty accepting rejection without responding with violence.How to handle rejection4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sometimes, other people or the media will teach you something that is inappropriate, and make you believe that it's acceptable behavior. Lots of other people might find certain behavior acceptable, but often, some of them won't.
Some cats like their belly rubbed. Some cats will scratch the shit out of you. And there's no way to tell which cat will scratch the shit out of you until you've already fucked up. But here's the thing. Rejection isn't a bad thing, and you can deal with it easily in the same way whether someone doesn't respond, lets you down easy, or drops you on your ass.
In this scenario, let's say you try to give someone a compliment, and accidentally offend them because it was a little forward. No matter how extremely they express their discomfort, you can respond in the right way if you tak
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Cosplay: From Fandom To Indentity
Written By techgnotic
Goddess with Black Wing
Welcome to a whole new level.
Cosplay is taking over the world and our only surprise is what took it so long. There is so much to explore in this current Cosplay crusade. Let’s take a look beyond the headlines and thriving Con event circuit and get to the heart of what makes Cosplay so special to so many around the Earth Sphere. This is your chance to share with us the important elements, storylines, issues, and community members you would like to see highlighted.
To get this party started we’re running a series of profiles and tutorials t
Fisheye Placebo ImagesI saw this awesome Fisheye Placebo music video by Linda Neumann and realized that it would probably be easier for music video editors and language translators to have a textless version of all of the panels so here it is https://www.dropbox.com/sh/84jcondrsylfh82/pVEbp8d1QqFisheye Placebo Images1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to download the images for any class projects, music videos, translations, etc. Please credit and remember that I drew these for everyone to read for free, so do not try to sell or profit from my work in anyway. If I find people charging others for translated versions of this story, or selling copies of my work, I will be very angry ):
That aside, check out the cool video! She did a wonderful job editing everything
120 points giveaway!The winner:Hello, sweeties!120 points giveaway!The winner:2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I hope you're having a wonderful week
I decided to make one of you smile again by giving one lucky deviant 120 points
All you have to do to participate is:
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Groups: Tutorial + Resources There are many groups on deviantART. DeviantART Community aims to help you find ones that you are looking for, or introduce you to new ones you have never seen before!Groups: Tutorial + Resources2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
PE: The power of contextA picture is indeed "worth a thousand words", a complex idea can be conveyed with a single still image. This quote also characterizes one of the main goals of visualizations, namely making it possible to absorb large amounts of data quickly. In our perception of artworks we see every day, some get closer to our hearts than others. Imagine a painting, strong and powerful, technique showing an experienced, steady hand, needing nothing but a pair of eyes to enter one's sensitive soul. Are you satisfied with what you see? I wouldn't count on that, but I would be quite sure that after a while your head fills with numerous questions.PE: The power of context2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
On the contrary, your favorite artist publishes their recent work and you, as always, immediately love it. If, however, you would allow your mind a little exercise, you could clearly see that if this work was shown to you at random, under different circumstances and you would not know the author, hardly would it catch your interest for a second.