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There She Is by WishmasterAlchemist The Barrel and the Snow by alisinwonder Fairy Tale. by andokadesbois A cold, cold day. by lomatic Red Velvet Candy Cane Cupcakes by claremanson page 368 by laflaneuse A Distant Stranger by jkrab Winter shadow by lostknightkg
rose... by clochartist-photo Natalie by Hart-Worx Horseshoe bend, milky way by alierturk :thumb418922651: Stand In the Crowd. by andokadesbois Tollerdeer by Rozowynos Little Cat by MichaelNN Snellmans Workroom by m-eralp Supercellular Electricity by FramedByNature Worship by MarsiaMS The brave sea by MarioGuti Never Never Land by SachaKalis Untitled by dammmmit Headlight bokeh by dammmmit ALL is Well by Oer-Wout cold clouds by vally5 MIST by M0THart Salticus scenicus. by irassMakroFotografie Turn the page by BlueColoursOfNature Melancholic by Riderofthewind95 Between Beauty by AbandonedZone Cold Veins. by dragonfly-oli Vine road in fog by Febo-theRealOne favourites by Rona-Keller Valley by ldinami7e Foret4 by hubert61 Underwater by OtvaliChudovische Hornet. by irassMakroFotografie Dreamy by xOronar D375 by miobi :thumb419948213: 2013-104 Tinuviel by W0LLE Family portrait by Tiefenschaerfe
A while ago I started something n
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 Piroshki-Photography 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 :thumb415858623: 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 #030 + the green door by augenweide Blue by bwaworga Vortex by A2Matos Wild wild west by ZahirBatin 20cc Scooter by antontang River Lea by georgewjohnson Hearth of Snow by flankers Kofa Twilight by PeterJCoskun Snowy on the Coast by mydigitalmind Capreolus capreolus by JMrocek Take my winter time by Silvermoonswan Morning Glory (Candy) by carinamaiwald Maximus. by VisualEchos Snowy stare by DeeOtter Hyllus diardi. by irassMakroFotografie The Doubt by Inebriantia Monte Negro Canyon by Miguel-Santos Awakened before Sleep by Oer-Wout Winter sunset by m-eralp HDR-Photography-Trolly-Fort-Lauderdale-Bus-Rid by CaptainKimo Summer's gone. by MauiMelle Turimetta Moon Rise by Traniel23 Ice Age by porbital When Giants Fall Asleep by MaximeDaviron Paper kite butterfly by SarahharaS1 Colours, Dust and Memories by Skia Wavy Shapes by FlorentCourty Silent Winter by MarcoHeisler Under The Starry Sky by Nitrok fear of the dark by arbebukWeekly photo #030 + in Art Features More Like This
A Child of Rain by alexgphoto Central Berbershop by vishstudio dark soul by leelloor Der Winkel by feigenfrucht 33 by KariLiimatainen Icepearl Sunrise by FelixInden Crack by porbital Winter Red by INVIV0 Buffalo treehopper by ColinHuttonPhoto That looks delicious! by Tygrik path in forest by KariLiimatainen Brown-throat by phalalcrocorax
Sage's Elixir by John-Peter Peek a boo. by Cocooue Mess by IvanAndreevich :thum
Weekly photo #028 + we shine and we glow like nothing can stop us by CarolineZenker Little owl - Athene noctua by RichardConstantinoff An Afternoon in Rio by IsacGoulart The Horizon by LG77 Valley of ice by matthieu-parmentier mint by vampire-zombie Conical Lifestyle by DrewHopper .:Snowy Day:. by RHCheng The Designer by A2Matos Gently by Ksuksa-Raykova :thumb426649346: The Cliffs of Moher by Pajunen Discovering by Oer-Wout Frozen memories by m-eralp festive mood by Orwald Two by PRibeiro another world by KariLiimatainen Wildflowers by iNeedChemicalX ''Haunted'' British Military Hospital 4 by ameliamarina Frostfall by Nitrok Amazonian poison dart frog - Ranitomeya ventrimacu by ColinHuttonPhoto Road to nowhere by PawelUchorczakWeekly photo #028 + in Art Features More Like This
The Natural Networks - Part III by Inebriantia :thumb426559906: Light me up by Arkus83 Pink by luciekout Fairyland by Michaelthien Spanish Breeze by INVIV0 Desert Dreams by PeterJCoskun dreams behind.. by Cochalita Let Darkness Consume by Jordan-Roberts A walk in the sunset by AlesGola In those crazy years by woxys breeze by bailey--elizabeth Red by apalkin siberian tiger 2 by Schoelli Elephant Detail by EveVictus
Sunset Fever v.3 by TomazKlemensak Narita by palmbook A serpent in the canyon by Dee-T King of the Hill by andreimogan
Weekly photo #019 + Autumnal linx cubs... by Seb-Photos Moody by erynlasgalenphotoart Don't You Dare... by Wincey The Age Of The Bridge by Thinking-Silence Aquilegia x by efeline Please crawl by brijome of green and red by Maaira FIVE HUNDRED + FIFTY EIGHT by anita-trimbur .: Quietness :. by Rare-Pearl Ellerian. by TanoVerya where I belong by papayasweet Arriving at Lofoten Islands by Stridsberg All Fluff by DeeOtter Pharaoh by Ksuksa-Raykova Neglected Beauty by Matthias-Haker Kimmie Morning Dream Stock by k-i-mm-i-e VDG 21 by Lasqueti-Ronnie A foggy night by m-eralp Utopia by werol Wrath of the Sea by jimitux Girija's adventure VII by rdalpes Peak Season by hougaard Dark forest by m-eralp Unrealistic Dreams by marinsuslic A Refuge by spatarozliev Katerina by xeneras Season's First Flake (2013) by FramedByNature - by vampire-zombie :thumb413880356: slow burn. by Senju-HiMe Goodbye Autumn 2013 by Sooper-Deviant Snowleopard, KA XII by FGW-Photography I only wanna ride with you by claudia-alexandraWeekly photo #019 + in Art Features More Like This
-Story of the road- by Janek-Sedlar light attack by scheinbar Deep Forest by Hengki24 Streetlights by IsacGoulart Before the Storm by xavierrey Wintercoat by RobertKohler The Fire inside me. by dragonfly-oli Autumn Moon by FreyaPhotos *** by oprisco BE STILL . . by sandrawiklander The Untold Story by jkrab
Weekly photo #017 + Radical Silence by tvurk Zebre by Vrogdish :thumb410605383: 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
Weeky photo #016 + Fs by mattvei Mist from the by ivancoric Dunloup Autumn by LAlight Faith in the morning (Theo, PRE) II. by carinamaiwald Deep blue eyes by jollyvicky best weather by all17 Unknown Germany pt. XXXVIII by TheChosenPesssimist Sunrise overture pt.IX. by realityDream pleine poire by virtualgadjo Der Wanderer und der Nebel (2) by DavidSchermann Midnight picture... by phalalcrocorax Letting Go by alexgphoto Leafcutting bee - Megachile sp. by ColinHuttonPhoto higher III by KariLiimatainen Rain flowers by FreyaPhotos Behemoth Stranded by uberfischer Blue magic by m-eralp On Colorado Plains by INTOtheRFD Dutch Classic by MustafaDedeogLu hush river by vampire-zombie Winter Almost Here by JIPIC Black Panther - mini version by gosiaa93 :thumb409656123: Symmetry Exploited by light-recycled Purple shrooms by SarahharaS1 Turn by Liek Take Me Somewhere Nice by augenweide Love her madly by iNeedChemicalXWeeky photo #016 + in Art Features More Like This
Unstad Beach - Norway by Stridsberg Mist In The Woods by Nitrok A fall day by valiunic
Take Me Home by ratulupadhyay Spiced Pumpkin Macarons by cakecrumbs
I'm the wall rust by Pierre-Lagarde Urban Legend by tvurk Thoughts Of A Blurry Rainy Day by oO-Rein-Oo Autumn in my Heart by Oer-Wout A Leap Of Faith by jkrab Blue Harvest by ifsantag tread softly by davespertine flowers on my feet by bwaworga Decayed window by invisigoth88 ZzZzZ by marustagram Still Life by Pajunen Hydropower by Stridsberg
Weekly photo #018 + Good morning by AlHabshi Ristikivi by m-eralp -Morning dusk of the leaves- by Janek-Sedlar D349 by miobi Softness Red by diensilver mink ragdoll kitten by venomxbaby Dirtpark Impressions - XII by DimensionSeven Snowleopard, Stuttgart IX #CUB VERSION by FGW-Photography Strolch by Snowytree Skater by KristynaKvapilova Cardboard Aviation by antontang :thumb412630582: Secret path through valley of upside down carrots by Janek-Sedlar Little paws by huhahohi Lake in autumn colours by Wanowicz Plane Trees by carlosthe Night at the Park by MikkoLagerstedt Mr Blue and Hairy (Trichochrysea hirta) by melvynyeo the elder wand by bwaworga Little Red.2 by henwen Multnomah Falls by alierturk I Need Some Love... by BluyStardust Bright Light by MaximeCourty :thumb412553203: colored way by indojo Pheasant by Holasek Two Hearts by Astranat :thumb412514183: so shy by RozowynosWeekly photo #018 + in Art Features More Like This
4:59 version 2 by TanjaMaria Skyjazz by Trichardsen The Kiss Of A Setting Sun by kkart
In A Shimmer by WishmasterAlchemist Field November ii by StargazerLZ a little walk by virtualgadjo Little Wonders by John-Peter poetic thoughts by bebefromtheblock Down This Path by jkrab A Second Spring by DorotejaC Autumn friend by Snowfall-lullaby The Journey Continues by Oer-Wout The Souls Of The Owners by oO-Rein-Oo :thumb412576435: What We Once Were. .. by lipstickmisfit Die abstrak see. by lomatic :thum
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 :thumb421401782: 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 SachaKalis Mexico - Waterfall of the Gods by lux69aeterna Ravena. Spring Bliss by RavenaJuliartWeekly photo #024 + in Art Features More Like This
:thumb420255867: 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
Weekly photo #015 + 200 pts Blue and Gold Macaw 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 Piroshki-Photography 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 :thumb407180073: Gift by BogdanBoev :thumb407755690: 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
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
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
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
Liam Sharp 3.0 - True Talent Never RestsWatch depthRADIUSLiam Sharp 3.0 - True Talent Never Rests in Art Features More Like This
August 16, 2013 / by $techgnotic
Liam Sharp was and is one of the most sought after comic artists in the business. After bursting on the scene by drawing the bestselling Marvel UK title of all time, Death Head II, he was back in America illustrating top line comics like Superman, Batman and Spiderman as well as special projects for people like Stan Winston. For anyone unfamiliar with his amazing work, his galleries can be found on deviantART. I recently got lost for an entire day perusing a single file of his Conan illustrations.
Gears of War Brumak issue 3
Beetlejuice 2 Is On The WayBeetlejuice 2 Is On The Way in Art Features More Like This
Beetlejuice 2: The Return to Tim Burton’s Maddest Vision
Mr. and Mrs. Juice by KleeB
The shooting script has been written
Tim Burton is ready to return as director. Winona Ryder has indicated she’s ready to reprise her character. Now we only await the decision of the only actor possessing the genuine touch of madness necessary to bring the glory that is “Beetlejuice” fully to life. Michael Keaton is letting the publ
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
You May Say I'm An Artist...You May Say I'm An Artist... in Art Features More Like This
I am haunted in this holiday season by the opening lines of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, his novel about a society 250 years ago coming apart in its seemingly irreconcilable divisions. Could it be these lines define where we have come to find ourselves today?
“It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
in the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was th
I Can Has All Your CharactersI Can Has All Your Characters in Art Features More Like This
I Can Has All Your Characters
This artwork was painted by Mickeyby Ry-Spirit
Was the diecast with our discovery that chocolate and peanut butter “works” – that we need never separate one good thing from another?
Can we forever postpone growing up so long as we forever reserve first position to the Anaheim Mouse in defining our responses to all new entertainm
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 --
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
**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
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
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 email@example.com
: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
And the most common
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.
Do you ofte
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
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
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.
DRAGON CASTLE by ~randis
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
Plans Gone Wrong Contest TweetPlans Gone Wrong Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Chaos Panda by $chix0r
We're throwing one panda, one light, one pie up against the incredibly successful Fotolia One Cat, One Fruit, and One Clock Contest. Let's see if our new completely crazed random selection can pull in more than the 10,000 entries we received last time.
Here's the big twist: This time, we're challenging you to use the theme of "plans gone wrong" in
You must use one each of the specific pandas, lights, and pies provided in the asset pack and create an image showing "plans gone wrong." Your entry can originate in any medium! These are stock pictures. You can trace them, draw them, photomanipu
What Does Your Artistic Journey Look Like?What Does Your Artistic Journey Look Like? in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Enter your journey and contribute to a major art project sponsored by deviantART and The Art Institutes system of school
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
how to participate
rules & judging
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