Weekly photo #029 + Beyond the illusion by emmanueldautriche Morning Blue Jay by Behrfeet ...dubrovnik IX... by roblfc1892 Mesmerized by MarvinDiehl Bad Moon On The Rise by CapturingTheNight Russian winter and Arabian horse by Vikarus Kohnio by m-eralp Whispering forest 1 by AStoKo walk in the fog by michellis13 Small by Michaelthien dark awakening by arbebuk The Orphanage by Annie-Bertram No Paranoia by drkshp Shire Horse Pacco by equine-images Le Pont by as2pik - ADVENTURE - by AppyNinja Please, stop that white crap by woxys Sleeping Trilobite Beetle by melvynyeo Bohemian Switzerland by TobiasRichter Common Buzzard by RichardConstantinoff Grace by Esveeka Dinner for None by Dapicture Trawy. by shadddow ...umag IV... by roblfc1892 Dragonborn by Jumeria-NoxWeekly photo #029 + in Art Features More Like This
Aegirs throne by matze-end Black Woods by Nitrok B.A.B.Y.L.O.N by WTek79 Letting Go. by jxsnyder Tangled by LoMiTa Watching the Unknown by Chikrata Ulises by Bibire Warm Autumn Light by Weissglut .:Antelope Canyon IV:. by RHCheng Colors of Havana by INVIV0 Gourmandise by AphroditesParadise Munich Staircase 04 by Nightline Cascade Avenue - Partnach Gorge, Bavaria by davidrichterphoto A Thing of Beauty by alexgphoto Last Rose by Pamba Winter Beauties 2 by thenSir 8464 by KariLiimatainen Roses by TheTragicTruth-Of-Me
Pretty winter is pretty~ by Mechanical2127 :t
Weekly photo #024 + Power of Softness by PatiMakowska take a seat by christian-richter Pij zapach wspomnienia z porannej mgly. by Fiedka Listening to the Music of the Wind by Matthias-Haker Olga by Hart-Worx Inferno by AndrewShoemaker .:: You are wonderful ::. by Whimsical-Dreams 6958 by LilifIlane The house of the rising sun by Marcwildpassion Follow the White Rabbit by alexgphoto Burned Memories by Karakuji -Silent mountain and ocean- by Janek-Sedlar Beauty After the Bust by FramedByNature King by LifeCapturedPhoto Reflecting Upon Dreams by Jordan-Roberts Can't belive by shinijikun All around the little Christmas tree by LarsVanDeGoor Mermaids by CookmePancakes Tomorrowland by KrisVlad D381 by miobi Bastei 4 by MatthiasHaltenhof Painted Sky by porbital Trapped Under Ice by m-eralp Winter Kiss V by JoannaRzeznikowska boots by michellis13 :thumb420638537: .:Eagle in Flight:. by RHCheng Winter Wonder by ildiko-neer Family portrait. by Ravenith Hit the road Jack by iNeedChemicalX The Hiding Place by ElenaKalis Mexico - Waterfall of the Gods by lux69aeterna Ravena. Spring Bliss by RavenaJuliartWeekly photo #024 + in Art Features More Like This
0490 by TomWasilewski Svetlana by Anhen Geometrical blues by lomatic cradel rock by VisitingFahrrad Awakening of a World by OlivierAccart Balloons II by sabbbriCA How You See Yourself by oO-Rein-Oo OLGA by Hart-Worx red river. by Koksa Fairy Dreamer by magic-spelldust
Lady in red Passion by LadyCarnal push away the darkness by baspunk under the rain by impatienss sugar by DasYassY Autumn Shadows by McKenzie-James Mystic Garden by Sortvind Tulip by WindyLife Autumn tea by hayzy Love hurts by Alephunky Non siamo soli by kyokosphotos It's Times Like These... by goRillA-iNK Scarlet Afternoon by jenarose coffee and night by estellamestella Summerberry-Tiramisu by Z740 Lost In Colors by r3novatio Enter the forest by popoks cherry by theluckynine into the sun by JulietsoundLady in red in Art Features More Like This
Sxv15HIfyyM by Dima7TT Cherry on Ice by naked-in-the-rain A new beginning.. by addy-ack
IntroSpection by thrumyeye -Lover_s world- by Janek-Sedlar New Year is coming!:) by Katrin-Elizabeth .:Winter Cardinal:. by RHCheng Bad Romance by Sortvind fiery tears by Orwald Vintage Garden by Sortvind A Red Path by helios-spada Lautitia by Jules1983 My Africa 1 by catman-suha -Road into my heart- by Janek-Sedlar Winter in my heart by LiliumLion The Tree of Fire by La-Vita-a-Bella As time goes by by Matthias-Haker lady in red 4 by M0THart temple of buddha by sandeepsarma the end by zenibyfajnie :thumb301835161: Epic Sunrays by MaximeCourty Merry.Go.Round by Aurelia24 Autumn Morning by LuizaLazar Marvel by Thanutpat on the hunt by dionn-k Morecambe Bay by CumbriaCam Red Bubbles II by phykia Duct Tape Paranoia by dogeatdog5 Watercolor C a p t u r e by MirkyJedi Temptation by ScorpionEntity :
Vitamin overdose pink smoothie by Pokakulka ruby by LuizaLazar 009 by DorottyaS Cherry cup by PuppetSan Reminds me of Summer by Blueberryblack Seashore Cherry by farhadvm When life gives you lemons by iTaylie + colour collision + by maskqueraide Blueberry by JustHoldMe deceitful delights by csaby1 grapefruit by P0RG burning up by illusionality Rasberry Rhapsodie by NayeliNeria cherry by theluckynine HAHA i'm skinnier by ersatz-moon strawBerry by Moramarth blackberry by illusionality Ca pique, le citron vert by Somebody--else All your dreams are made by iTaylie orange oranges by JustynaStolyhwo Frozen Raspberrys by Reeede In by LadyCarnal Bloodberries by emilianna12 strawberry by estellamestella ..::Limetastic::.. by Whimsical-Dreams It's Summer by wihad Black Cherries by Schnitzelyne .:Kiwi Passion:. by melenya Day 289 by Souris88 Fruits by DeadMoonDreams 406 by Nigrita razzy by illusionality .: lemon :. by all17 Day 221 by Souris88 Frozen Orange by AljoschaThielen :thumb337801765: taste of summer by Orwald Raspberries by nairafee care by claire-norien healthy spring by illusionality taste of summer by michellis13 Orange Blue by ZoeWieZo strawbery.II by Altingfest Banana Splash by KhalllodY Cherry bomb by naked-in-the-rain cherry cherry boom boom by julkusiowa Lime with that? by Lady-RoVitamin overdose in Art Features More Like This
splash. by JeanFan Strawberries with Nutella by LilyBrilliant :
Ending wp journals + 200 points give awayFirst thing is that I decided to end the weekly photo journal, it was very fun to make and I'm very glad so many people liked it! But after 30 weeks I think it's time for something new, not sure what though. Anyway thanks a bunch for all the support during these weeks! (And not only these weeks.)Ending wp journals + 200 points give away in Art Features More Like This
Second thing I'd like to share is that I'm still not (very) active here at DeviantART, I didn't used my camera for like 2,5 months now O_o Sorry for not responding to your messages/notes. Hope to be back some day, because I miss talking to the people here.
Third thing is that I'll give another 200 points (2x100 ) away to end this and start something new every week (with features), but like I said I don't know what yet.
* just add this journal to your favorites to enter this give away
* 2 winners chosen randomly
A total of 30 weekly photo journals
Weekly photo #014 Very terrible vacuum cleaner by igorr1 Chronichles of a dying summer by Pyr0sky Eyes of a Python by melvynyeo The Power of the Spirit by AbandonedZone Bricks by bwaworga page 55. by gloeckchenWeekly photo #014 in Art Features More Like This
Saxon Switzerland by TobiasRichter Cathedral Cove by chrisgin Rewind by light-recycled Roots by MatthiasHaltenhof Reminder by DorottyaS good mooooorning... carnelle by virtualgadjo Australian Wood Duck II by EOS-Husky Tongue story by BogdanBoev That's The Right Spot by spike83 Fairy Castle by stg123 Another rainy day by matthieu-parmentier :thumb406318721: Breakfast by MirageGourmand In morning I rest here by Tiroko so bright by disies Phidippus apacheanus by ColinHuttonPhoto red chair: asterisk by kannagara Deep silence by m-eralp A ghost story by RobinHalioua The Patagonian Gales by hougaard Autumn morning by Aphantopus LOVEYOU by RadekDemjan Strawberry Fields by CapturingTheNight
The peg leg of Capt. Ahab by matze-end Sail Away by EintoeRn :thumb406746464: To Know by Oer-Wout our desert island by arbebuk prima.donna by vicente-oliveira orange autumn by mechtaniya Sleep by marustagram
FALLEN by M0THart :thu
Weekly photo #007 Lady in the Woods by Arifismyname Once you lose that innocence III by Moosiatko Robin by corsuse Reborn by Oer-Wout Misty Morning by Mashuto Sunlit by EliseEnchanted :thumb394415264: Natalie by Hart-Worx Momentary by dandelgrosso Tom Sawyer by Obsessed-by Growing Strong by xOronar sunrise by Mayberest Chorous by Sortvind Last Solo by Oer-Wout Tuomiojarvi by m-eralp Dronely Summer by Greg-McKinnon Afternoons whisper v.1 by bwaworga :thumb394939922: Nature's Disco Ball by alexgphoto Sunset on the Tundra by tourofnature Flowing brook by RobinHedberg Float On by MyLifeThroughTheLensWeekly photo #007 in Art Features More Like This
Mount Rainier by porbital Sweet Biscuits by Silvermoonswan .:Summer Crush:. by MissLaurelle Silent Reflection by JustinDeRosa Air Balloons XXX - Exclusive Stock by somadjinn Sensational delicious by Magnet-Crayon Feeding my Flame by LuizaLazar ellie II by Rinksy Dreams To Live Within by GrotesqueDarling13 The only place by Econita Reborn by Oer-Wout Fog Everywhere by andreea-blas D295 by miobi Cold by Econita Ruusu by juhku A Bee by Ivushe Flowerland by Silvermoonswan ---Laaaaa---- by Pyr0sky Sprankles by DisasterAng no one will find you. by Hamish-Frost Morning dew. by MauiMelle Time - Travel Of The South by Trashins light by baspunk Dolomites by AljoschaThielen :t
Weekly photo #021 + Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro by oO-Rein-Oo Deep in the center of Milky Way by Gautama-Siddharta Magical Phase by FlorentCourty .:Antelope Canyon II:. by RHCheng Red Leaves by nikicorny My best profile? by Gallynette Walking through winter by m-eralp Tales of the Forest II by LG77 Magic Garden by Pyr0sky equals by bailey--elizabeth Jumping Spider (Hyllus sp.) by melvynyeo Tiny Garfield by ZoranPhoto It's snow! by Zluvka November through my eyes by 9207011401 -Chasing vision- by Janek-Sedlar Border Collie by Zheltkevich Snowy Beach by mydigitalmind You Look Tasty by GlynEdmunds Hotel in the Mountains by AbandonedZone salt by vampire-zombie Free one. by Lileinaya Stragglers by Northstar76 .. .. . . ... . . .. ..... .. by Frozen-photo a song of ice and fire. by Hamish-Frost Banana Peanut Boy by dubowik What grows in me by Anina-Bird Le chemin blanc... by ChristineAmat Loty by aussiefotoWeekly photo #021 + in Art Features More Like This
Lady of the lake - common kingfisher by Jamie-MacArthur Forest Of Delusion by x---A-R-N-O---x
November Mornings. by dragonfly-oli
New Door by Image-heart The Atlantis by Hengki24 uuuu by slavic-frost Dreams To Reality by jkrab Untitled by BlackCocktail The Return by Oer-Wout The wind is golden. by dragonfly-oli Mg 1364 by indojo
Autumn Maple by WindyLife Katy by Hart-Worx Candle Lit Lake by PeterJCoskun Into Space by jyoujo
Weekly photo #017 + Radical Silence by tvurk Zebre by Vrogdish Sakura by Guineazilla Cold Light by Burtn Spring kingfisher by Holasek never complete in the summer months by Rona-Keller -Long way to home- by Janek-Sedlar Autumn Trees VIII by JoannaRzeznikowska sheltie puppy in autumn forest by Partridge-PetPics Wake by wokalko Between Waking And Sleeping by Vint26 Unknown Germany pt. XLIV by TheChosenPesssimist week41: oh, autumn pt.1 by cloe-patra Do You like swimming? by mjagiellicz Combat de variable en tutu by phalalcrocorax Amazing supercell thunderstorm - 6.14.13 by CRELLIOTT0302 _A Summer tale IV. by Bloddroppe Villa Weigang Goetheallee - Dresden by Torsten-Hufsky I'll pose for u by Meow-pics Here I'm..Alone by djusa Re-Awake by Oer-Wout Happiness by John-Peter Ladybug by kentnek -Colors and dancing trees- by Janek-Sedlar inner beauty by RezzanATAKOL Flower of autumn by MarioGuti Fall Vermont by RalfPfaarPhotography Carolafelsen by TobiasRichter Dragon's Mountains by LG77 Flow of nature by m-eralp Lago Torre by hougaard The Mytic North - Pt. XX by TheChosenPesssimist Lonesome by AljoschaThielen Satori by borda 111 by Cerebellum13 Schrammsteine by Dave-Derbis Path by HinkzWeekly photo #017 + in Art Features More Like This
Which one is yours? by MirageGourmand 352 by EirikHavre Gremlin is that you? by ZoranPhoto
Untitled by CathyDong Megalomania by jkrab Beach Boy by marustagram
Weekly photo #015 + 200 pts Parrot by JacquelineBarkla Golden by slickwilly182 Autumn mood II by m-eralp The Cabin Over The Clouds by Burtn Alley by Dark-Raptor Frozen Down by Nitrok On the last day. by incredi galaxy by augenweide Streets of Belgrade by Pyr0sky last flowers by Megson Parasol mushroom by SarahharaS1 Our Meeting Place by Schnitzelyne Arrival by DusanPavlicek You Make Me Think by Thinking-Silence Symphony of Light by alexgphoto Frosted by mescamesh Gondoles with cheese, mushrooms and ham by MirageGourmand lost in the mist by baravavrova Evergreen by x-horizon sheep's clothing part II. by gloeckchen wish i live under the sea by bwaworga Ghost by ChristineAmat Magical darkness by k-simir wedding by MartaSyrko Hot Chocolate by NatashaBreen Gift by BogdanBoev Fire at Beach by equine-images Cup of colors by Lodchen-Photography Magic pink by Pamba Red Freckled Autumn by Sssssergiu Podzim 2013 III by tomsumartin First signs of autumn by Finvara Daydreaming the path I meet you... by borda ID by absentii Vatnfjorden Sunset by Dave-Derbis Muse by dominique-merot Enchanted Book by oO-Rein-Oo Bishop Sunrise by tassaneeWeekly photo #015 + 200 pts in Art Features More Like This
it wasn't my design by dimajaber Royals by jkrab Ice Cream Sandwiches by claremanson Funky Fungi by Oer-Wout Silent Waters by Oer-Wout . . . by sandrawiklander :t
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
SuggestivismSuggestivismSuggestivism in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
"Suggestivist" art is not slave to any on
What Superheroes Should Today's Tech Inspire?We got to interview a visionary futurist with an eye on technology about what would inspire today's comic book writers to create our next superheroes with knowledge of real technological and scientific advancement.What Superheroes Should Today's Tech Inspire? in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Should Today's Technologies Inspire?
April 25, 2012
We got to interview a visionary futurist with an eye on technology about what would inspire today's comic book writers to create our next superheroes with knowledge of real technological and scientific advancement.
You never know when it’s going to happen – that otherwise quotidian moment when you suddenly realize your entire thought process has just been tripped up and cast down a cerebral rabbit-hole destination unknown. Little did I know that what began as a typically pleasurable lunch wit
Humans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming HumanHumans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming Human in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
On March 1, 2012 the Nevada DMV issued the first license for a Google Driverless Car. The idea behind this innovation is that one day soon new technology will drive cars safer and more skillfully than humans, thus saving lives and billions of dollars in car crashes. How well this idea catches on is a bit questionable, given the powerful “romance” of driving one’s car, but it’s certainly an indicator of things to come in the daily intersection of human and artificial intelligence and mobility. There have always been those who have dreamed of stepping into a mechanical exo-skeletal-type “suit” and letting the engineering do the work, insta
Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsWatch depthRADIUSBloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns in Art Features More Like This
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
A very small man can cast a ver
Cthulhu is Still CallingThe Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acquired self-awareness and began trying to explain themselves to themselves as they sat round their fires built at the mouths of their caves.Cthulhu is Still Calling in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
is Still Calling
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article
I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu le
Milk for The UglyWatch depthRADIUSMilk for The Ugly in Art Features More Like This
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Legolas by Anadia-Chan
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
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
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
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
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.
When I joined Devia
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
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.
Do you ofte
Unbelievable Hyperrealistic Pencil DrawingsHyperrealism is a genre of visual arts that resembles a high-resolution photograph. Here are some jaw-droppingly talented hyperrealistic pencil artists on deviantART.Unbelievable Hyperrealistic Pencil Drawings in Art Features More Like This
Wet 3 by Sean Barman (V-4-VENGEANCE)
Food by imaginee
Sensazioni by DiegoKoi
Old man pencil by francoclun
Guiding Star by Scott56
An elderly man by FairyARTos
More Like This: A New Way To Explore deviantARTMore Like ThisMore Like This: A New Way To Explore deviantART in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is proud to announce More Like This - a new way to explore deviantART. When you find a piece of artwork that you love, More Like This surfaces related artwork, artists, and Collections. With More Like This and our other new browse upgrades, deep-diving through the deviantART community's diverse collection of over 200 million deviations just got better.
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We developed More Like This to make it easier to find the content you love. With over 100,000 new deviations being submitted daily, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of browsable artwork. More Like This allows you to discover corners of deviantART cate
Site Update: New Thumbs, Comment Business CardsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: New Thumbs, Comment Business Cards in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
A Preview of deviantART's New Thumbnails
The current deviantART thumbnails (the smaller versions of deviations) have served the community well for years; however, there's always room for improvement. We've created a new style of thumbnail, which hopes to solve the problems with the current thumbnails.
Read more about the new thumbnails and find out how you can preview them.
Comment Business Cards
deviantART Honored by Online Trust AlliancedeviantART Honored by Online Trust Alliance in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
deviantART: Online Trust Alliance 2012 Award Receipient
At deviantART, we always strive to keep your user experience safe so you’re provided with an environment in which you’re comfortable to create and grow. As part of our ongoing effort to keep your user experience protected, we’ve been documenting ways to encourage awareness and ensure a safer deviantART — first in April and August of 2011, and again in January of this year.
In 2011, deviantART became a member of the Online Trust Alliance (
Celebrate deviantART's 14th Birthday!Celebrate deviantART's 14th Birthday! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Fourteen years of existence marks a period of growth, change, and introspection — an era of creativity and emotion that leads to long-term personal and artistic development. As we celebrate deviantART's 14th birthday, we want to thank all of you for joining in on the journey of growth and development, from the deviants who have been here from the start to the deviants who are starting out their deviantART experience today.
How has deviantART helped you grow as an individual and/or as an artist? Tell us your story through an art feature Journal!
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oldschool walk it off mentalityyknow then you just feel you cant draw anymore?oldschool walk it off mentality in Personal More Like This
the muse aint really spending that quality time with you
well----WALK IT OFF YOU PANSY!!!!!!
i have thyroid problems, completely ruined disks in my spine, crapal tunnel-yes that was an intentional misspelling
and im still working on both artifacts, ravine, a crapload of covers and 3 separate videogames
so quit yer whining and get to work
NO GUTS NO GLORY!!!!!
ow.... my back....
video tutorials comingjust so you know , in a few days imma start posting some frequently asked questions turned into actual video+audio tutorials.video tutorials coming in Personal More Like This
i cant teach you how to draw.. that takes hard work and practice
i can however show you some nice photoshop techniques you may find useful
Free Avengers (or Loki) Charm Giveaway!Hello everyone!Free Avengers (or Loki) Charm Giveaway! in Deviant Events More Like This
If you remember last week my Avengers charms got a DD! I was so happy and excited that I wanted to thank all of you for adding me to your favorites and watches by doing another giveaway! This time you can win any ONE of the Avengers Charms! Or Loki. Loki also counts.
Please read all the rules, if you miss any steps your entry might not count.
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1.) +FAV [+fav] this journal!
2.) Go check out my contest and see if you want to enter. (you don't have to enter! but check it out anyway~ [Meow :3] ) You can win a sub + points + a custom charm from me! http://fav.me/d518jfj Contest ends July 1st!
3.) It's not required that you [Added to my devWatch!] watch me or my art, but it is suggested since if you watch me, you'll see when I post the winner! Plus
You could win a custom charm! :DHey everyone! It's been a while since I gathered some feedback from my watchers about my shop/prices and all! Usually I use a poll, but when it comes to anonymous answers people tend to answer just for a joke, or they answer without thinking. Especially when it comes to pricing, people love to pick the cheapest option. xD Which I totally understand-- who doesn't want cool stuff for cheap?! But this time I want to get something more substantial!You could win a custom charm! :D in Deviant Events More Like This
And to inspire you to take a moment to fill it out all deviants who finish the survey will be entered into a giveaway to win a free charm from me! I will be giving away ONE 2" chibi charm, of any character you want!
More examples of what my chibis look like are here: http://grandmathunderpants.deviantart.com/gallery/29951316
- All you need to do to enter is complete these questions, and I'll take down your username and assign it a number.
- On Sunday, August 12th
My first suggested DDYay, I'm very proud to announce that my suggestion of :iconPurrdemonium:'s awesome Majora's Mask tattoo design was chosen as a Daily Deviation.My first suggested DD in Art Features More Like This
It's the third piece I've ever suggested as a DD and I'm very happy it was chosen. Keep your eyes open people and suggest great artworks as DDs, so that the whole community may see them!
dA Journal MemeHello there!dA Journal Meme in Personal More Like This
I saw this meme in :icongriffsnuff:'s journal, so I thought it would be fun to do it too!
1. How did you join dA?
I knew about dA for a long time, before I joined. I think I read about it on a German Ragnarok Online Forum, about 7 years ago. First I was too scared to join, because I thought my art wasn't good enough. In February 2013 I finally gave it a try and it was one of the best art-wise decisions I ever made.
2. What does your username have to do with you?
I wanted a nice and unique name which isn't too hard to remember. The first part of the name is actually the capital of Switzerland (Bern-) and it has a bit a Tolkien-elvish touch (-uviel). So yeah, very creative! xD
3. What is your current avatar of?
It's Arabell my Assassin Cross from Ragnarok Online. She was my first character and even though I don't play it anymore, I still love her.