Odyssey Into 2012 Visit our Official Chatroom and Group.Odyssey Into 2012 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Odyssey Into 2012
She has awakened before a gate she has no memory of opening. She has no name, and
no memory of how she came to be here, at the first station of a fateful quest she
does not understand but knows she must continue.
Who is she?
Only you will bring her to life.
Only you will tell her story in your words and your art.
How can I contribute to the story?
How can I contribute to the story?
Only you will bring her to life and guide her on her quest.
Only you will tell her story with your own words and your own illustrations.
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian EtiquetteWatch depthRADIUSOtto and Victoria, Octovictorian Etiquette in Art Features More Like This
There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recent
RIFT Create a Colossus Contest Winners RIFTRIFT Create a Colossus Contest Winners in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Create a Colosus Contest
In our RIFT, Create a Colossus Contest,
we asked you to design the biggest and baddest
boss you could imagine! After sorting through
thousands of fearful monsters, the judges have
whittled down the entries and selected the
final three winners.
$1,500 Cash Prize (USD)
Wacom Intuos4 Medium Tablet
8,000 deviantART Points
dA PRO Digital Artist's Backpack
deviantWEAR Hoodie of the Winner's Choice*
1 Year Premium Membership to deviantART
It was a close race, but difficult for the ot
CHIBI RAFFLE Hola mis queridos amigosCHIBI RAFFLE in Personal More Like This
otra vez rifare un dibujo, pero en esta cuenta :3
no necesariamente tiene que ser un chibi, puede ser el que el ganador quiera, como en cualquiera de estos estilos
_ Chibi mediano
_ Estilo kindness
_o un chibi normal
Bueno, para participar, solo deven ser mis watchers y favear este journal y nada mas.
mucha suerte a todos n.n
Fecha limite, el 1 de octubre
I will make a chibi raffle
participate is very easy, just have to be my watchers and fav this journal and you are participating n.n
can choose from these styles:
_ chibi medium
Exposure, Getting Better, & Having the ChopsEXPOSURE & GETTING BETTER AT WHAT YOU DOExposure, Getting Better, & Having the Chops in Personal More Like This
I'm only going off of my own personal experiences talking about these few things. (And I'm not specifically talking about ONLY dA here.) So take it with as many grains of salt as you can.
I've recently been asked questions like "How do I get people to see my work?", "Why am I not receiving commission inquiries?", "Why isn't anyone following my work?", "What can I do to get better?". Often, and I answered it before, the answer is as simple as this:
Create, as in, DRAW. PAINT. RENDER. SCULPT. You have to do develop a tolerance (or the obvious definition: LOVE) for creating if you want exposure and to get better. You have to LOVE the drawing or illustration that you HATE how it came out in the end. You have to ask yourself after every piece, what could I have done to do that differently. And you have to do this frequently.
Some folks come on the scene, post once or twice a week, and expect an audience to flock yo
LuarillLuarill - the first of the Created Worlds. The history of the worlds themselves will explain later. I can only say that the worlds were not created human beings, but beings who created the worlds, were know with the planet Earth. For them, it was alluring fantasy. As for the people - Atlantis or Middle Earth. So there are people in the worlds and creatures similar to humans. So many images of the Earth's culture, biology, etc.Luarill in Personal More Like This
Luarill - "the cradle of demiurges." A world where all the conditions for spiritual growth. Training ground for future creators.
Sacred groves, Asanta, - the beauty and pride of Luarill.
Asanta in the structure of the world play the role similar to the role of the central nerv
Timing fucking matters.Time does a lot of things, it makes you older, it gets you to places, it never stops going forward. However you control when and how you use it!Timing fucking matters. in Personal More Like This
Everyone makes choices on a daily bases, most of them are actually done with your auto-pilot function out of habit.
Most people usually sit in the same spot on the couch, chooses what to wear based on previously made combinations and so on, unless they consciously become aware of their action and might decide it's time for a change. It can be a small thing that makes people aware of their options
You can count that pretty much every person out there works like this and YOU often depend on THEIR choices.
My point of this journal is saying: Use this in your advantage!
Time can be compared to a diet. Eating to much bad stuff will make you unhealthy and feel bad, while eating healthy things will keep you going and feel good. So time can either make you feel stuck in one place, maybe even going backwards (ageing already does that for you) or
Challenging Yourself to Become a Better ArtistLike others here, I get asked a lot of questions about my art, my process, techniques, and my inspiration. One of the questions I get asked that makes me both smile and laugh is, "How did you get so good?" Half the time it's a rhetorical question, and the other half is people genuinely wanting to know how to get better at art.Challenging Yourself to Become a Better Artist in Art Features More Like This
The answer is deceptively simple: I challenge myself and maintain a positive attitude.
RISE TO THE CHALLENGE
Now you might say, "Well, everything I do is a challenge, I'm not that good yet." But that's not what I mean. Of course getting better at art is challenging, and even when you're what others might consider a master, art never stops being a challenge.
But what I'm talking about is specifically setting goals for yourself and taking on projects that you KNOW are going to make you struggle. The projects that you KNOW are going to make you want to give up and do something else.
I find that a lot of people sort of stick to a specific niche and never reall
A Picture WorthwhileI just wanted to share this thought provoking quote from the great art teacher Robert Henri:A Picture Worthwhile in Personal More Like This
"A public which likes to hear something worthwhile when you talk, would like to understand something worthwhile when it sees pictures. If they find little more than technical performance, they wander out into the streets where there are faces and gestures which bear evidence of the life we are living..."
Imbue in your art a piece of yourself, give it expression beyond the technique. An image can not possibly be worthwhile to your viewers if it is not even meaningful to you.
B.T.M.O. No. 7: BookbindingOnce again I'll be featuring a craft that I do myself in my spare time. Bookbinding!B.T.M.O. No. 7: Bookbinding in Art Features More Like This
We'll look at a few different types as well as a special section on the history!
"Burning the Midnight Oil" is a new series of Articles about Artisan Crafts here on dA and on the web.
What is an Artisan Craft?
Art made by hand, usually with the help of tools;
a tangible craft.
How Can I Suggest a Artisan Craft for a DD?
To learn how to submit a Daily Deviation please read
The CV's for the Artisan Craft category are UnicornReality and FrockTarts
Book Binding History
Coptic (2nd AD-Today)
Ethiopian (16th Century-Today)
Birthday giveaway~1000 points [Closed]Sorry to be a lazy bum, I wanted to do something fancier, but I am sick as a dog right now. On my birthday. @_@; At least there are more winners this go-around.Birthday giveaway~1000 points [Closed] in Deviant Events More Like This
Simply +fav this journal.
2x prizes for my watchers. <3
One 250/500 point winner will be chosen.
One 100/200 point winner will be chosen.
Three 50/100 point winners will be chosen.
A random number generator will be used. Your number is automatically picked by the +fav.
Winners chosen sometime on the 18th of August.
Winners will be posted here.
Watching isn't necessary, but appreciated. There is bribery here with double the prizes. So check out the art. <3
Special mini-art giveaway for watchers.
[Heart] For watchers only, please.
[Heart] Let me know you are a watcher in the comments, and tell me your favorite line from a song or poetry.
[Heart] Two avatar sized paintings u