Collection: Angel of the NorthCollection: Angel of the North in Art Features More Like This
Angel of the North
Newcastle upon Tyne has been voted the UK’s Best City by the Guardian and Observer newspapers. What makes this so remarkable is that Newcastle has found a way of transitioning from a gritty industrial manufacturing hub to a cultural mecca of the new computer tech-based economy able to support its working class population in comfort and good health.
The city was named after the castle built by William the Conqueror’s son, Robert Curthouse, over a thousand years ago. Newcastle’s location on the Tyne River between England and Scotland placed it in a perfect position to control the regional wool trade and later become
The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong ResonanceA thousand years tradition of scaring children at bedtime continues for children of all ages. News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago [link] in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human societies worldwide. My worry, have fairy tales been marginalized by modernism?The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong Resonance in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
A Thousand Years Tradition of Scaring Children at Bedtime
Continues for Children of All Ages
News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human
Slender ManWatch depthRADIUSSlender Man in Art Features More Like This
The Slender Man
In this season of deceits deceptions & witcheries
I am wary of my following message not being received with the full gravity it deserves. It is not my intention to unduly alarm the deviantART community, but... LaurenKitsune is at this time unaccounted for. All attempts on our part to contact her have failed. It is my hope that she has simply taken a much deserved unscheduled pre-Halloween “vacation” and will be back in online communication soon.
Before going dark, LaurenKitsune was good enough to write and transmit a report on the Slender Man phenomenon sweeping the Internet. That report is published here fo
Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
Brian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent CinemaBrian TaylorBrian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent Cinema in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Outlaw at the Bleeding Edge
of Independent Cinema
Movies featuring the latest in high tech digital effects, eye-popping CGI environments and ear-splitting surround sound, are often described as “pushing the envelope.” But they’re mega-million-dollar productions that are delivered back to the studios by the filmmakers precisely as pre-ordered. Rarely is there danger of disaster, so what envelope has been pushed?
“Envelope-shredder” might be a better designation for Brian Taylor...
Who, usually in collaboration with partner-in-mayhem Mark Neveldine, has given the world such films as Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Gamer, Pathology, and recently Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Brian Taylor has chosen his favori
Cosplay Friday: Game of ThronesCosplay Friday: Game of Thrones in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Where are my dragons?!
Game Of Thrones – Daenerys Targaryen by luchia-28
Game of Thrones
The dragons are back this spring with the return of one of the most popular shows currently running on cable television. HBO’s Game of Thrones has gone to painstaking lengths to bring the heroic fantasy book series A Song of Fire and Ice by George R. R. Martin to life
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
An Open Letter To The Ghostbusters Production TeamAn Open Letter To The Ghostbusters Production Team in Art Features More Like This
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE GHOSTBUSTERS PRODUCTION TEAM
ghostbuster by gbrsou
Witch Sorceress EnchantressWitch Sorceress Enchantress in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Witchas Multifaceted Icon
Throughout history artists of every discipline have been fascinated, inspired and transfixed at every historical stage of the shifting perceptions of the “Witch” in any given time or society. The seams within every page of every chapter written against or in defense of the witch have been alternatively filled with oppressive sexism, blind eyed religious bigotry, occult doctrine, fevered and forbidden lustful sexuality, misplaced fear, and reams of wide eyed superstition.
Consequently, the colors, and lines within every stroke upon every canvas and visceral depiction, carry all the burdensome weight of the long intricacies of this subject. With respect to this much maligned, religiously and politically repurposed, perpetually misunderstood subject
Milk for The UglyMilk for The Ugly in Art Features More Like This
The Latest Thing of Beauty
By akreon & vesner
Imagine that you are a young social worker, dedicated to finding out the hidden and forgotten old souls who haunt the cold, mean streets of the city. You seek to report on their living conditions, possibly recommending they be removed from their roach-infested “homes.”
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Community loveI just caught up reading the more than 700(!!!) messages you left me at my last journal and I'm pretty much left speechless.Community love in Deviant Events More Like This
I initially posted the message to give some clarity to the fact that I'm offline for days sometimes, and that it takes me a while to read my messages (as if it doesn't take time already, considering the amount of messages I receive). Since it's the internet, I didn't actually expect people to care. Let alone; so many people.
Apparently people send messages for me to DAcompliments, or even made journals to show their support to me.
Which is really kind, but it also surprises me. Don't get me wrong. I'm more or less used to getting tagged. Mostly for my journals. Occasionally even for my art --
ImprovementOver the years, many people have asked me for how long I've been drawing. While it's true that I started drawing as soon as I was able to hold a pencil, I was never that serious about it. In a sense, you can ask yourself if I was any serious on art altogether. Because, in the end, all kids draw. I think most people can remember making drawings in grade school. Because it's something kids do naturally. Depicting the world around them with images. The beautiful thing is that kids have no fear. They just draw whatever they like, and are usually happy with it. It isn't until the age of 10 or 12, that the outside world suddenly expects you to be either good at something, or stop doing it. It's at that age that we become self cautious about drawing. And therefore it's around that age many kids eventually stop drawing.Improvement in Deviant Events More Like This
I came to that age as well. I have to admit... it kicked in a little late on me.
For those that wonder what I'm talking about; those are the 2 years I stopped
I'm done with itNope, this isn't the kind of motivational stuff you'll usually read from me.I'm done with it in Deviant Events More Like This
I couldn't find the power to motivate myself today. Nor yesterday, or the day before.
The truth is; I'm doing badly. Very badly.
As some of you know I've already been having serious health problems for a while.
It all started in the first week of January, with a car crash. Another car hit mine from behind on the highway. My car was totally damaged and I was taken to the hospital for a checkup because my neck felt a bit weird. Initially everything was fine, I thought. The test proved no bones where broken. The insurance company paid up for my car (luckily -- it was very expensive). And I was allowed to go home. I did feel sick for the first few days after the accident, but I thought of it as stress, took a few aspirins, and went back to work the next Monday after that.
The first days at work were horrible. My head hurts, I felt dizzy and had a hard time focusing on my work. But again; I thought it was ju
That's how you get pageviewsAnd here you have the number one question that people ask me:That's how you get pageviews 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
The common misconceptionWhen giving workshops last weekend, I was confronted with something at least remarkable.The common misconception in Deviant Events More Like This
I had a random chat with a girl that apparently knew me from DeviantArt. We a friendly conversation about art such. It wasn't that strange, until she concluded her message with.
"It's nice talking to you. I always wanted to know what you were like. You know... since you draw so well"
And I was like... "Huh? What?"
Some people see me as a talented writer or artist, others (including myself) raise the bar even higher.
But regardless of what you see as skilled or not, I don't think there's such a thing as 'them' and 'us' in the art world. It's too small of a world. We're too alike. And I think most of us aren't exactly prone to living a celebrity lifestyle anyway. Bitches & bling don't match well with the usually quiet lifestyle an artist prefers.
When I started doing painting, I looked up to many of the lo
IdolizationIdolization is a strange and dangerous thing.Idolization in Deviant Events More Like This
Yet we all do it. Either aware or unaware.
It all starts when we see an artist here whose work we like a lot.
Most of us have been there. Seeing the work of an artists that hits a soft spot in you, for whatever reason that might be.
You admire it, but at the same time you feel sad because you realize your level is still miles away from this artist, and you will probably never be able to do the same.
But despite everything, you start following this person. And you keep following him.
Because somewhere deep in your soul, you hold the believe --or rather, hope-- that when you watch it long enough, it will reveal it's tricks.
That it will inspire you in some way. And that you'll be able to do the same.
Unconsciously, we all build images of our idol.
It's human nature, I guess. We fill in all the blanks. The things that we don't know from this person.
Because an idol isn't a person anymore at that point. It has become an ico
Protect yourself against fraudAlthough, as an active member of the community, it's nearly impossible to have missed this huge issue, I think it's very important to warn people for this.Protect yourself against fraud in Deviant Events More Like This
What happened is a large case fraud in which apparently one user (under multiple names) scammed several members of DeviantArt community. Leaving some people as much as $3000 in debt!!! Money they, most likely, never see back.
Even though the user is banned by DeviantArt now, there's no reason why it won't happen again.
After all, the problem is caused by a loophole in PayPal's rules. So basically everybody that's using PayPal for its business (and that's a lot of us) is at risk.
People doing commissions
People selling adoptables
To understand where all of this comes from, it's first of all important to know what a PayPal chargeback actually is.
This video offers a proper explanation of what chargeback is, and what it should
From 500 to 20.000 watchers...... in just one year.From 500 to 20.000 watchers... in Deviant Events More Like This
It was a cold day in February. I can still remember that day.
It wasn't that busy at my job. Just another day of mostly waiting for feedback. So I took the liberty to surf around the internet for a bit. Like every day before, I checked DeviantArt. I had posted some art some while ago. I submitted it to some groups, but didn't quite get the response that I hoped for. Let alone; the feedback. It's hard to get feedback on your art. Nowadays most people just fave and run, or tell you that your work is awesome (which is sweet, of course) without any further explanation. Most of the art forums that I used to reside on, where either dead, or I'd outgrown the user-base so much that I was at the point that there weren't any more talented users that could give me feedback anymore. If I had to wrap it up in just one word: Frustrating. That's what is was.
Of course I had my idols on DeviantArt. Famous people like yuumei en sakimichan whose watchers hit those astronom
Art and talentDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and talent in Deviant Events More Like This
It is believed that talent is that "magical" ability that some people are born with. But sometimes, just being talented isn't enough, without hard work and persistence you won't go far.
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
We all start from somewhere.
(That's why I also don't delete my old deviations.)
I never actually thought that I was "talented". About 3 years ago (when I also joined deviantart), I just decided that I want to pursue art as a career. I was really into photography at that time (whole 50 day sunset challenge and such), participated in as many photo contests as I could and went outside to take some photos in coldest winter days.
But then, one day, as I visited local museum there was this local exhibition of photos and there was this old and wise photographer, who said to me that i
Art and honestyDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and honesty in Deviant Events More Like This
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
Honesty is such a vital moral quality of our lives.
Being honest about your technique.
I know artists who keep their secrets by themselves - they work alone, never showing or explaining what they know. I'm quite the opposite - nowadays I try to pass along the knowledge/tips that I know, because I see no reason not to. Why choose to be selfish and greedy, never helping others who may need it? (edit: yes, sometimes people won't share anything, because It's their own art and they can do whatever they want with it, it doesn't make them a bad person and it's completely their own choice)
I tend to make lots of livestreams (on younow - as much as I can) and some
Art and value of timeDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and value of time in Deviant Events More Like This
Our lives go by so fast and the time for what we really want to do is limited. So, how to wisely value our time, how to make the best of every single day and keep on creating?
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
Sort what are the most important things you need to do as soon as possible and start with that. Make a list with what needs to be done and sort them by how necessary it is to do them, how much time it will aproximately take and how the result could impact your life. We have to make constant sacrifices in order to achieve our goals - instead of watching that useless youtube video, instead of checking e-mail and social media sites all the time, instead of whining that there is no time, but actually using what we have - everyone of us have 24h in a day, the difference between
10 ways to become more productiveDear, deviantart fellow artists10 ways to become more productive in Deviant Events More Like This
It's difficult to feel motivated and stay focused on our goals all the time. But how to achieve what we want, how to not let procrastination stand in our way?
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Set goals
Think about your ultimate goal - what is that matters to you the most, what would make you incredibly happy and excited. Write that down and work your way through to it. It will be the reason, the reminder for you to look forward in those times, when you'll feel less motivated.
Try to write also weekly, monthly and yearly goals - be reasonable and realistic regarding that, but don't be afraid of challenges. They have to be S.M.A.R.T. - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.
2. Plan tasks in previous day
Make a l
Art and dealing with struggleDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and dealing with struggle in Deviant Events More Like This
There is a lot of stress and struggle in our everyday lives. Anxiety, resistence, doubts, self-loathing.. but how to deal with them and make the art we are really excited about?
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
People strive so much for the easiest ways to achieve something, the fastest way to get to results, to get the reward without actually doing things .. but, as soon as there needs to be a hard work put in the process, as soon as it happens to be more difficult along the way, we tend to get frustrated and give up, because of not seeing instant results right away.
It takes time.
Whether it's developing new skill, working on new project - meaningful things so often take a lot of patience in order to make them. Overnight success happens so rarely and mostly for those, who work extremely hard on their cr
Art and fearDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and fear in Personal More Like This
We all fear for something - whether It's related to our art, lifes, decisions. We fear about how people will react, about how what we do can influence what will happen next. And we are humble about that.
1. Fear of critique.
People will always have their opinions about things. And sometimes they might say it out loud - whether It's a relative, teacher, random observer - the main thing is not to take things way too personal. If It's about your art - even though you put your heart and soul in it, don't be afraid to listen to advice (when it comes from someone whose opinion matters to you) and seek ways for improvement. Ignore trolls and surround yourself with people who support you and make you happy.
2. Fear of not being good enough.
Just admit that you'll never be good enough and move on. There is always so much to learn and artists work all their lifes to get the skill and make artworks with an honest effor
Watchers' feature, contest reminder and ... more!Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present you my ... watchers! I would like to say that these artworks are my PERSONAL FAVOURITES. There is much more awesomeness in their galleries so make sure you check them out!Watchers' feature, contest reminder and ... more! in Personal More Like This
Wolf practise by Feedmytummy Fly by Feedmytummy Brian Aubert by JojishiChan
Keep Smiling, Britney! by Librie The Saturdays by Librie
a Cinema 4D test with V4 by stoper Cherokee x4 by stoper Smoke is Alive by MrGutierrez
Yamill Jones by Artfreakish Cover Me by Artfreakish
WOW! (World Of Watchers) - part1Welcome to my WOW ladies and gentlemen! Wow, these artworks really make me say ... WOW!!! Enjoy!WOW! (World Of Watchers) - part1 in Personal More Like This
Loki by Angelic-yunie
Taarna by PhilipMessina
Noctis Lucis Caelum by Anadia-Chan Yunie by Anadia-Chan
John Cusack by Artfreakish Yamill Jones by Artfreakish
Owl - Mini woodburning by brandojones Leopard - woodburning by brandojones
Young Richard Parker by ISG-Art Tom Hiddleston by ISG-Art
Monica Bellucci by MrKikelin Lights and Shadows Angel. by MrKikelin
Ice wolf by Evailable Sailor Moon by Evailable
Welcome to my WOW! (World of watchers!)Hello everybody! It is decided! Next journal: WOW! World of Watchers!Welcome to my WOW! (World of watchers!) in Personal More Like This
So, dear watchers, comment on this journal and you will be featured in the next! And I think this will be the general rule until further notice. Everybody who comments on a journal will be featured in the next. I still don't know if this is the best way to showcase your artworks, if this method doesn't work I'll come up with another formula...
And a few updates (so that you will be motivated to comment! )
- Quite some time ago I promised a tutorial on how to do white stray hairs. My last drawing (which I haven't uploaded yet) was ideal for this tutorial, however it was too late when I figured it out... Now there is no tutorial and no reference I can demonstrate the technique... So ... can you suggest a portrait I can use as a reference? Just make sure there are a lot of white stray hairs!
- I am thinking of writing a FAQ journal sometime so if you would like to ask me somethin
WOW! (World Of Watchers) - part2 and being away...Hello everybody!WOW! (World Of Watchers) - part2 and being away... in Personal More Like This
It's been quite some time now that I've been away from home and my internet connection here is so slow, it almost makes me wanna cry... (boohoo! ) So I just can't keep up with what's going on on DA, I give up! Can't wait to get back, apart from catching up I've got some really exciting news to share with you!
In the meantime enjoy the features
Features!Hello awesome people out there! Enjoy the feature!Features! in Personal More Like This
Hunting Whispers Part I: 04 - Goodnight Mr Grey by devduck01
Lucky Shot by AaronPennings
Black Falcon gives Burst Lion a taste of limelight by adekii
Umbreon by Stuifiee Chocobo of VIII by Stuifiee
Don't Go . . . by Anadia-Chan Etro's Knight, Lightning by Anadia-Chan
Tree Face -Pencil drawing- by Dustywallpaper West African Long tailed Hornbill, Pen drawing. by Dustywallpaper
aria one by ulltraz D.W.Millers Tinker by ulltraz
Undiscovered WondersWhile waiting for the results of my poll, (you did vote in my poll by the way, didn't you?! ) I thought I should do something a bit different.Undiscovered Wonders in Personal More Like This
First of all this journal is inspired by :icondariadzyuba:'s awesome journals, (thank you Daria! ) you might want to check them out as well! I am actually quoting her right now: "DeviantART is world's largest online art community with over 25 million members and over 250 million submissions, and receives around 100 thousand submissions per day." Wow! These are huge numbers! It is only natural that a lot of great art and talented artists go unnoticed .
So today I decided to showcase a few of my personal favourite artists who are unbelievably unseen here on DeviantArt. And there are so many more...
Please check them out, they deserve a lot more!
:iconchucker19: - traditional art
:iconelerion: - traditional art
Games Don't Need DiversityTo put it simply, people who play games don't view the player character as a separate person, but an extension of themselves as the player. Players generally care more about what a character can do rather than their demographics. The only people who seem obsessed with having a player character who is like them are SJWs, not people who normally play games because they enjoy them.Games Don't Need Diversity in Personal More Like This
**RAPE** ON CAMPUS -Rolling StoneIn the "Good 'Ol Days", all it took for a black man to get lynched was the accusation of a white woman. No proof necessary. These days, we're much more sophisticated. Now we only lynch college students. It makes no difference if the lynchers are racists or feminists.**RAPE** ON CAMPUS -Rolling Stone in Personal More Like This
Male Sexuality in CrisisAnd yet men are constantly beaten up over bizarre invented concepts such as rape culture and patriarchal privilege. The bizarre but inevitable conclusion of all this is that women are fuelling their own unhappiness by driving men to consider them as sex objects and nothing more, because the thought of engaging in a relationship with a woman is horrifying, or too exhausting to contemplate. And the sexodus will affect women disproportionately harshly because research data show that when women "act like men" by having lots of casual sex, they become unhappy, are more likely to suffer from depression and destroy their chances of securing a meaningful long-term relationship.Male Sexuality in Crisis in Personal More Like This
We can be quite sure now that the sexodus is not some fringe, isolated internet movement as "Men Going Their Own Way" has sometimes been characterised. A combination of disastrous social engineering, special privileges for women, the relentless mockery of white men on the basis of their sex and skin colour and the econo
Honey Badger Radio: Shit Feminists Say the ThirdNewsHoney Badger Radio: Shit Feminists Say the Third in Personal More Like This
Woman attacks roommate and sets him on fire over a plate of spaghetti and meatballs
Melissa Dawn Sellers of Clearwater florida, was placed in police custody after an act of extreme domestic violence. It is alleged that Melissa became upset after after finding that her roommate, Carlos Ortiz Jr., had thrown out her meal of leftover spaghetti and meatballs.
The conflict resulted in her dousing him with nail polish remover and setting him on fire. A friend of the victim, Ines Causevic, describes his condition in gruesome detail.
“When he got up, his face was like melting off, it was pink and sore,” said Causevic. “His lips were burning.”
The man was rushed to Tampa General Hospital where he is in Critical condition, with burns to his face, chest, and shoulders.
This isn’t her first run in with the law either. She was previously charged with assault and armed robbery in May of last year. She was released in January, her court file declaring that she
Favorite Artists of 2014 + Happy New Year! 'v'Hey everyone! First of all I'd like to wish you a very happy new year full of health and happiness and, of course, time to draw! I'd like to apologize that I haven't posted much art this year with all the work I have going on, but I promise to make it one of my new year's resolutions to try and draw more in 2015!Favorite Artists of 2014 + Happy New Year! 'v' in Personal More Like This
I had a great experience here on dA. The website had its ups and downs, with all those updates no one approved of, but I met many great friends and artists who will always be in my memories and be regarded as good friends and inspiration! Both new and old, here are some artists I have either known for a long time and am great friends with or new faces who I'm sure will also be great friends in the future!
Here they are, in no particular order!
kokotea is a new artist I met throughout the end of this year ;u; She has recen
I DID IT I DID IT I DIDIDIEJFOLRGVJER:JVER:VNER:GRI DID IT GUYSI DID IT I DID IT I DIDIDIEJFOLRGVJER:JVER:VNER:GR in Personal More Like This
MAN I WAS SO SCARED
BUT I DID IT
I'M CRYING I DID IT
TWO YEARS OF HELL AND I DID IT
THE NEW BAB AHHHHHHERE SHE IS:THE NEW BAB AHHHHH in Personal More Like This
My wonderful beautiful new Blind Lace!! Here name is Camille, and the Gardenia's name is Mitch! She's the first I ever win from an auction!! And I couldn't have done it without you guys!!! You have absolutely no idea how much it means to me that you all helped me out with commissions and other things to help me reach my goal!! I am so blessed to have friends like you! And again, special thanks to KatVizionz,AppleRat, PrePAWSterous, and RadMadisaur for pitching in a little extra!! You guys are too kind!!
I promise to work extra hard on the commissions I owe all of you!! qwq It's a tough time because I have exams next week, but I'm doing my best!!
Thank you all so so so SO SO much for helping me, it means the world to me that I could finally get my dream design because of you!! I love you all!!!
Update on the Ban FiascoSo dA finally got back to me and answered that the type of proof I need to provide.Update on the Ban Fiasco in Personal More Like This
I finally know what type of proof I need to remove this ban ;n; I've contacted my father and am awaiting his response to see if he can get it ;n;
I actually want to thank this dA staff guy for being so patient with me cos hot damn did I send a huge amount of tickets. At least he replied at all too. I'm not that mad at them anymore seeing as they're just doing their job. In the end this was all a huge mistake and I am upset about the ban but there's still the prospect that it can be removed. Hopefully this all gets sorted out.
Cheers guys ;;
Be My Valentine Art Exchange!Valentine's Day ExchangeBe My Valentine Art Exchange! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Send Your Valentine
It's time to get out the glitter and glue, candy hearts and flowers, because Valentine's Day is here!
The Valentine Exchange is here! We asked you to create valentines and submit them to the Be My Valentine category. Now, it's time to send your love-filled deviations to your deviantART friends, family, and secret admirers! Starting today through February 16th, the "Send a Valentine" button has been activated on deviations in the
Be My Valentine category, so you can send your custom creations and valentines made by others. Love is in the air!
HOW IT WORKS
Draw This Again ContestBack to SchoolDraw This Again Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.
To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.
50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will receive bundles of prizes. Details below.
Tomb Raider Reborn Semi-FinalistsIn the Tomb Raider Reborn contest, we challenged you to bring the new Lara Croft to life, based on the trailer and asset pack. We saw amazing renditions of this fierce survivor, showcasing Lara's inherent resourcefulness and intuition. The competition was stiff, but our judges narrowed it down to the top 25. These will now be sent to Square Enix's Senior Art Director Brian Horton to choose the final three Winners. Congratulations to the top 25 Semi-Finalists below!Tomb Raider Reborn Semi-Finalists in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
A Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Wireless Controller
3-Month Premium Membership
2,000 deviantART Points
Read Contest ArticleRead Official Rules
It's Free Premium Membership Day!Welcome, one and all, to Free Premium Membership Day! Today, we're giving every deviantART member an all-access Premium Membership pass!It's Free Premium Membership Day! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Here's the deal!
Your username's symbol might look the same, but your account has been granted all the privileges of a Premium Member! Think of the day as an open house -- stop by, grab a cookie, and check out the features and goodies your Premium Membership has to offer.
For today only -- from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time on January 19th -- all deviants can enjoy:
Browse through the Installable Journal Skins category to pick your favorite JournalSKINS. (Any journal published today that includes a JournalSKIN will keep its fancy design long after Premium Membership Day is over -- until it is edited.)
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
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Dark Shadows: The Barnabas Portrait ProjectIn Tim Burton's newest film Dark Shadows, Johnny Depp is Barnabas, a vampire who awakes in 1972 after centuries of imprisonment to find his family in ruins. Much like the family business, Barnabas's image needs an update. Create a portrait worthy of Collinwood Manor, and be judged by the one and only Tim Burton!Dark Shadows: The Barnabas Portrait Project in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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In Tim Burton's latest film, Dark Shadows, Johnny Depp plays the dashing, charismatic vampire Barnabas Collins, a relic of the Victorian age who is freed from two centuries of entombment to find his family, fortune and beloved Collinwood Manor in ruins. To save his family, Barnabas must learn to make sense of the modern world ‚Äì and there's nothing like a total image makeover to shake off the dust a
What Does Your Artistic Journey Look Like?What Does Your Artistic Journey Look Like? in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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Help this family move from the warzone if you can!This is a cause i want to fight for because i live in Romania which is just south of Ukraine. The war is very close and very real and this Ukrainian family is asking for your help to move away from the war zone.Help this family move from the warzone if you can! in Deviant Events More Like This
They need to raise $1000 and have already raised $936, so close!
How to donate! There are 2 ways:
Send money through this fundraiser http://www.gofundme.com/bp6020
or send money to :iconshimiart:'s paypal firstname.lastname@example.org
:iconshimiart: is offering commissions in exchange for money for this cause as well check the journal below for to see what she is offering
Here is the original journal of the person who is organizing this fundraising for her Ukrainian friend and the info on the drawings she is making for the people who donate
Of course, you can donate without asking for art, it's your choice.
You also don't need to make a huge donation, even small ones make a difference! Small acts of kindness put together
How to get better at artPeople keep asking me what programs i use, and what program is the best for drawing and what brushes i used for this artwork or that. Those are legitimate questions, sure, but not entirely accurate. There are differences between programs and brushes, but in the end, they are all tools. They are tools artists use to put their imagination onto a canvas. Just like a traditional artist can use 10 different brushes to paint an artwork, or just one single brush, digital art is the same in that regard. There is no one brush that can achieve an effect that none other can. Sure it's a little more difficult if you're using one brush type to draw everything, but not impossible. Artists might have hundreds of brushes in Photoshop but in truth, we use 2-5 brushes the most and those hundreds only in special cases. I personally use a hard brush and a soft brush for 90% of things, what i do change is the opacity and turn the pressure on and off, change the size etc.How to get better at art in Deviant Events More Like This
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Does talent exist?I know many people have different opinions about this. And here's what i think of it and why. I'll just answer the journal question up front, I think talent does not exist. And here's why:Does talent exist? in Deviant Events More Like This
Let's start with he question, what is talent? It's this magical thing that makes some people learn faster and develop faster than others in different fields. Let's take art for example, there are 2 different artists, both start at the same time to learn a concept and one learns faster than the other. But few people have stopped to ask themselves why that is? Is it talent, or is it something else?
Let me tell you a story about a guy who started an experiment to see if talent exists. He posted an add where he stated he's looking for a wife that will agree to marry him and let him test their children in this experiment. And they made 3 girls. The guy taught them all how to lay chess from a very early age, and lo and behold all of them became grandmasters in chess. This story is real, the guy is
Are you being honest with yourself?As part of becoming good at something you need to be able to reflect upon yourself. Judge your own abilities and work and consider the possibility that what ever you have been doing it wrong all along. Or perhaps you're actually being to hard on yourself and you're better than your conscious is telling you. (This is bad too because it leads to insecurities.)Are you being honest with yourself? in Personal More Like This
Signs that you might overestimate your current skills.
Do you often feel these things when you look upon work from good artists?:
I can totally do this too.
This is not so hard, I can do this faster.
My work is way more interesting.
It's not fair that this person gets way more attention than I do.
Why am I not being recognized for my skills.
This other technique is cheating! (photo-bashing, using reference, filters, effects etc)
I don't need to draw and learn all day to become this good.
I spend 2 hours on a painting, Masterpiece!!
Signs that you might underestimate your skills.
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This is why you (and your art) get ignored.People often get the sense of being ignored in the art-scene, especially here online. We all try so hard to get our foot in the door, it's like trying to stuff yourself in an overfull bus like a sardine in a can.This is why you (and your art) get ignored. in Personal More Like This
Sometimes you just want to socialize with other artists you admire and you seem to be talking into a brick wall or perhaps you've send your portfolio to a company over a dozen times and still don't even seem to get the smallest response or feedback. I will try and tell you WHY you get ignored and HOW you can get noticed instead.
I will go through the following cases of being ignored:
Do know, that even though being ignored feels very personal it's hardly ever personal at all!
Your comment(s) gets ignored.
It happens ever so often. You notice an artwork or a discussion and you weigh in with your opinion or admiration, perhaps even some feedback? T
Why it's so important to unite as artists.We are with many though yet we are with few. We're all divided over little subgroups such as, fantasy illustrators, concept artists, comic book pencilers, photomanipers, techartists, anime drawers, realism sketchers etc. You might even find your place at multiple sections.Why it's so important to unite as artists. in Personal More Like This
I found that the biggest united groups on Deviant Art are mostly evolved around fan art, such as Sonic, or My little pony.
Observations aside, I think the good thing about those groups is that they serve for companionship. Being an artist all by yourself with no one to share/talk about/discuss your work with can feel rather lonely. And that lonely feeling is not encouraging at all. Most of us keep a lot of things taboo as well, like techniques or rates. If we were more openly with these the changes of being underpaid or missing out on a job because someone else does it for hardly any money at all will grow slimmer. People should know what they are worth and not be afraid to ask for it.
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