Collection: Fall LandscapesCollection: Fall Landscapes in Art Features More Like This
There’s something about the brilliant colors of the dying leaves of autumn that reflects the wonders and the sorrows of life. It’s as if by waking up each morning into this beautiful world of natural colors, we are being given our bittersweet reward for surviving another year on the planet. We are regaled with a brief seasonal ceremony of the turning of the leaves, nature’s gift for our eyes as a promise she will soon return after her yearly rest. And then it’s time to let winter’s grey pallor unfold over us in blankets of dark cold rain and bright brisk snows; we sleep, the autumn’s leaves having promised
InterstellarInterstellar in Art Features More Like This
Interstellar by MachiavelliCro
Who needs enemy aliens — when the oddities of space travel itself are so mind–blowing?
Terraforming 1.1 by Wasteland-3D
s the following gallery of landscapes of deviantARTist–imagined other worlds well attests to — the natural desire of humans to explore and discover knows no bounds, not even the limits of the Earth’s atmospheric shell. Whatever
Supercharge Your Profile Like the MastersSupercharge Your Profile Like the Masters in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
How toSupercharge Your Profile Like the Masters
Wed Sep 26, 2012 by techgnotic
ast week we published the video of Josh Wattles, makepictures Fan Art Law panel from Comic-Con. An educative, passionate and very enlightening conversation soon followed in the comments section. You can participate in that conversation here.
This week the superstars of deviantART panel will provide unique insight and advice for artists on the rise in the deviantART community.
Being a member of the deviantART community might be the most important support system a young artists could ever hope to have. That being said, there is also the problem of finding a way to stand out when surrounde
Paul Tobin's Scavenger Hunt Part 3Paul Tobin's Scavenger Hunt Part 3 in Art Features More Like This
Paul Tobin’s Scavenger Hunt PART 3
The Seer Redux by PaulTobin
Design Industry Tips: Inspirational Tutorials
Masterful Resources on DeviantArt
PaulTobin is a conceptual designer, illustrator and graphic designer who has worked at Weta Workshop of New Zealand since 2003.
He has worked on films such as Andrew Adamson’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, Peter Jackson’s King Kong and James Cameron’s Avat
The Tree as Beautiful MachineThe Tree as Beautiful Machine in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
While searching deviantART for images for the Earth Day article, I became intrigued with how trees have become not only such a central focus of our current environmental concerns, but also how they play such a central role in our art, whether as background or actual subject matter. There are so many Enchanted Forests on deviantART that it made me wonder if trees, so mundane and taken for granted yet at the same time so vital to life on earth and so steeped in myth, have always been the revered subjects of the world’s artists.
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Fan Art Law
Mon Sep 10, 2012 by techgnotic
t seems there’s nothing quite as dear to the hearts of many of our deviants as their production of fan art, and at the same time, there is nothing so knotted with legal and ethical headaches. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the form of fan art it has also become one of the most frustratingly complicated. At some point, the sheer volume of fan art around a single property may become so large that the issue rises to another level of scrutiny by the creators of the original work.
With this dynamic in mind, we thought the following panel that Josh Wattles, our Advisor In Chief here at deviantART, and a mystery guest named Harold Smith, gave at Comic Con this year might be of immense help in understanding the ever evolving elements of fan art
A Tribute to Hans Ruedi GigerA Tribute to Hans Ruedi Giger in Art Features More Like This
He was an artist you might not know.
But you’ve met his children…
It’s rare that a “new” iconic monster is born and becomes forever identifiable,—— no matter the variations, by generation after generation. So it was when George Romero created the ultimate “zombie” in his Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Zombie Apocalypse fans today may have never heard of George or seen the original “Night,” but the zombies they so love in fare like The Walking Dead owe their existence to Romero’s original vision.
In 1979, screenwriter Dan O’Bannon craft
Begemott, A Gallery of Narrative DreamsJanuary 30, 2013by techgnoticBegemott, A Gallery of Narrative Dreams in Art Features More Like This
On Sundays by *begemott
A Gallery of Narrative Dreams
A magic of effective art can be a drawing that appears to be a movie still, clipped from a film narrative, evoking a powerful sense of storytelling— and the viewer wants to know the rest of the story. This phenomenon has recently manifested itself on deviantART— and in a big way— once again.
The Rock - Dwayne Johnson Paintingby *frankwyte81
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will produce a movie based on a drawing (“sweet Halloween dreams”) by deviantART digital artist begemott. The drawing depicts a tiny teddy bear with a tiny wooden sword and shiel
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July is WatercolourTraditional Media Month #1July is Watercolour in Art Features More Like This
Traditionalists is a group aimed at giving the traditional art community their own unique voice by providing a place to gather, organize, and inform others with the help and guidance of the traditional art Community Volunteer team. Everyone is welcome to join and contribute.
Each month is dedicated to one traditional medium. During that month, every one of you can contribute any article regarding the subject. It may be an art feature, a tutorial, an interview with an artist using the particular medium, a review, a note about someone from art history, your documented experiment, and anything else of this kind.
July is for Watercolour
How to contribute? Simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed he
Through Sulamith's EyesThrough Sulamith's Eyes in Art Features More Like This
I consider Sulamith Wülfing being one of my most beloved illustrators of all the time - ever since I found her works. What do I find especially exquisite in her pictures? The colours she used. The way she used to draw and paint hands and cloth. Generally.
Who was Sulamith Wülfing?
She was born in 1901 in Elberfeld, Rhine Province of the Kingdom of Prussia, as a child of Karl and Hedwig Wülfing. For her further existence and creativity, important was the fact that her parents were Theosophists (as wikipedia says: Theosophy refers to systems of esoteric philosophy concerning, or investigation seeking direct knowledge of, presumed mysteries of being and nature, particularly concerning the natur
PE: Watercolour and saltWatercolour and saltPE: Watercolour and salt in Art Features More Like This
Watercolour painting provides us with fantastic possibilities to create various textures. They can be achieved in many different ways with use of many different side components and equipment - in this article, I'll focus on salt textures. It usually takes time to get a handle of it - like everything else - but the outcome is definitely worth it.
Water and pigment
The three factors that determine the effects are the amount of water, amount of pigment and amount of salt, with the two first being the harder part. The more water you use, the more time it takes for the paint to dry and the more time the salt has to work - therefore the pigment will be pushed further away and you'll get bigger, paler spots between darker pigment borders. Less water will get you smaller, star-like
Arthur RackhamArthur Rackham was born on the 19th of September 1867 in London and died of cancer at the age of 71 in Limpsfield, Surrey. He's considered to be one of the most recognisable artists of the Golden Age of Illustration in Europe, along with John Bauer and Theodor Kittelsen.Arthur Rackham in Art Features More Like This
He was born in a big family - it's enough to mention that he had 11 siblings, but surely plenty of you knows that it wasn't quite unusual in the XIX century and earlier. We know that in his youth, Rackham's health was rather poor - hence he travelled to Australia with his two aunts to improve his condition.
After he returned, he began studying at the Lambeth School of Art. In 1892 he started working as a r
Things that are not the same as working for freeEvery time artists are invited to work for free, or for exposure, or for the chance to be part of something very special and wonderful (ahem), people like to defend the offer of, well, nothing, by comparing it to other things, which it is not comparable to. Here are a few of them, for easy reference:Things that are not the same as working for free in Personal More Like This
Working for free is not like...submitting to the Spectrum annual (and similar publications).
Why not? Because these publications really ARE used by creative directors looking for fresh talent. I've been hired based on appearances in Spectrum, and so have plenty of people I know. Submitting to annuals is a reasonable investment. I know, I know, I haven't submitted to Spectrum in ages, but that's not because it didn't help. It's because I was miffed about not getting my copies, but that's just me being curmudgeonly, and cutting off my nose to spite my face. There IS value in annuals.
Working for free is not like...internships, student-teaching, appre
Stop it MOAR!Deviant Art is at it again, this time in cahoots with Neil Gaiman: http://ayame-kenoshi.deviantart.com/journal/Neil-Gaiman-Presents-A-Calendar-of-Tales-355276614Stop it MOAR! in Personal More Like This
At first, I thought this was a charitable effort, with Blackberry as its corporate sponsor. Under that supposition, I disapproved, and expressed my disapproval, but very mildly. Now, watch me disapprove rather more forcefully (but still quite politely, because I'm repressed, that way):
The Keep Moving Project is NOT a charity, with Blackberry as its corporate sponsor. It's an advertising campaign for Blackberry, from which Neil Gaiman expects to make a small profit, which he will donate to an unspecified cause. So...problems:
1) Contributors don't know what they'd be contributing TO, beyond Blackberry's continued success. Does Neil Gaiman's idea of a worthy cause coincide with yours? Who knows? (There may be somewhere online where one might discover the intended beneficiary, but I couldn't find it
Stop it! Stop it! Stop it!Years and years ago, at the beginning of my illustration career, a veteran illustrator got mad at me, and at a number of my colleagues, for charging too little. We all protested loudly. "But, dude," we said, "we are not veterans like you, with years of experience and stunning portfolios to back us up. We are newbies, and we need to eat, too, so we'll take what we can get. We're not in direct competition with you, so why do you care?" Then, we added, with great smugness, "Oh, and our rates are the current industry standard, so pthbbbbbt!"Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! in Personal More Like This
Except more than a decade's gone by, and I see that my colleagues and I are now veterans, with our own pretty portfolios and lengthy CVs. We have become the indignant illustrator's direct competitors, and we're not earning that much more than we were at the start of our careers. We're certainly not getting what he did, at the height of his. And we did this to ourselves. Oh, sure, we're not solely re
Happy Birthday to Bilbo and Frodo!It's September 22nd, Bilbo's and Frodo's birthday! Let's celebrate it together with a little feature!Happy Birthday to Bilbo and Frodo! in Art Features More Like This
Talks with Tolkien artists: jgilronanAllow me to introduce you a wonderful professional artist and Tolkien illustrator who joined deviantArt just recently, Joe Gilronan :iconjgilronan: - jgilronan.Talks with Tolkien artists: jgilronan in Art Features More Like This
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
I am a full time professional artist and create work exclusively influenced by the writings of J.R.R Tolkien. I am originally from Chester, England but have lived in sunny Southern Spain for the last 6 years. I have exhibited and sold work world wide and work primarily in oils, acrylic and clay.
2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?
I suppose it all started from a very early age when I first
Talks with Tolkien artists: wolfanitaIt would be a cheerless world if we took everything seriously. If you love something, you should be able to laugh at it as well, and that is also true to our fandom. :iconwolfanita: - wolfanita's gallery can supply you with your daily dose of Hobbit/ LotR / Silmarillion humour, and I invited her to tell us something more about herself and her inspiration in this interview.Talks with Tolkien artists: wolfanita in Art Features More Like This
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
Hello, my real name is Anita, I live in Berlin (the German one) and I think there’s nothing more spectacular to tell about me.
2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impressi
Shared Studio SpacesThis is something I've been thinking a lot about. The fact of the matter is, as much as it's awesome, I don't work my best from home. I want to be able to "go to work" in the morning, see people, do my thing, and then come home. There are too many complications and distractions working from home, and too few opportunities to participate in the world as a human being. And I know of co-working spaces, to be sure there are loads of options in San Francisco, but having visited a bunch of them, there aren't any just right. I've always had a fantasy of starting a shared studio space, a small one, not a big vaulty warehouse style thing, maybe a half-dozen or like 8 people, not necessarily illustrators just self-proclaimed "nerds." I love the idea of coming to work and seeing my (sort-of) co-workers, and then getting to "get down to business" with work that really matters to me. We could have a little kitchenette, andShared Studio Spaces in Personal More Like This
Selkie: The Story. (no spoilers)Well I keep finding myself explaining various plot points or origins every time I post a new selkie picture and corresponding vague blurb, so I thought it would be a good idea to have a central place where you can read up on the story, if you like. The idea is that I'll update the story here when I upload a new illustration, and fill in major plot points which aren't getting covered in the picture, so check back if you're interested.Selkie: The Story. (no spoilers) in Personal More Like This
BEFORE I START, I will answer once and for all this question: "Is this from Ondine/Secret of Roan Inish?" Not really, this story is as similar to either of those as they are to each other: they are all from the same mythology, but this series is about characters who do not exist in another selkie retelling. Here is some reading on basic selkie mythology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selkie
1) Corresponding picture is "Selkie's Bath"
A lonely fisherman in a vaguely Irish setting stumb
On Humor and Grittyness in Movies/Video GamesI'm getting really sick of the idea that the only good action movies or video games are ones where everything is all serious and dark. It's the whole "gritty" concept blown to extremes. But through all the countless games I've played and movies I've watched, I think that we could back off a bit from being too damn serious and have some fun once in a while.On Humor and Grittyness in Movies/Video Games in Personal More Like This
Take the latest Die Hard movie as a prime example. From the start it's a dark, gritty, almost monochromatic movie with a 20 minute car chase sequence at the beginning so over-the-top that it's almost cartoony. But the way it's shot is atrocious and there's no character development what-so-ever that 40 minutes into the film I was looking at the clock wondering not only "when will this be over," but also "what the f*** did I just watch?"
Contrast that to something like Independence Day. People like to rag on Independence Day because it's so "goofy" and "absurd." But what helps the film is that we're given time to enjoy the characters s
Robin Williams, Depression, and a Thank YouI honestly didn’t mean to come back so suddenly, but the news from earlier today just hit home very hard and I felt the need to say something to y’all.Robin Williams, Depression, and a Thank You in Personal More Like This
Robin Williams Passes Away
Robin Williams passes away today at the relatively young age of 63. The earliest reports so far seem to confirm that it was a suicide by asphyxiation. He had been battling severe depression for quite some time now, and it seems that it ultimately did him in. Robin Williams was one of the first actors who’s career I began to follow as a kid, owing largely to his involvement in Disney’s Aladdin as the Genie.
I remember a story Stephen Spielberg told about when he was filming Schindler’s List. While over in Germany, Robin Williams would call Stephen up every night to tell him a joke because the story of Schindler’s List was so depressing and difficult to film Stephen needed the pick-me-ups.
It’s incredibly sad that Robin ultimately took his own life lik
Starving ArtistMorning and eveningStarving Artist in Personal More Like This
Maids heard the goblins cry:
"Come buy our orchard fruits,
Come buy, come buy..."
Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market
Ah, it's been a such a long, long time since I last prefaced a journal entry with a quotation. Does anyone remember those days? Are there even any watchers remaining from then?
I shall come to the point directly. I'm afraid to report that I am presently in dire financial straits. I have almost nothing to live on and am overdrawn on the bank by a sum which will leave me in anticipation of yet more debt in the coming months once it is paid off.
If I could appeal to anyone's generosity in visiting my print shop and making what little purchase you can from it, I shall thank you humbly and gratefully for your support. I know the selection is poor, but I hope there might be something that might suit you. Cards, mugs and magnets are also available on most o
Twitter PlagiaristI've been informed that someone who went by the handle of '@silcavie' ('Camila') on Twitter has been tweeting my words (and those of others) verbatim as her own, including material from my dA, LiveJournal and elsewhere. She had even used my picture of my desk as her profile page background.Twitter Plagiarist in Personal More Like This
Since being warned by my informant, she had made her account private, so that her activity can no longer be tracked. But a browse of her earlier tweets reveals a startling number of my words and sentiments. You may be able to recognise or detect them, whether you already follow me there or are otherwise familiar with my writing.
She had even posted a journal entry of mine which is extremely personal to me, to which she had appended a few of her own words at the very end. That shook me quite a bi
My Art School RantI mentioned I had a rant about art schools and many of you said you wanted to hear it. Well, its long so I hope you meant it. This will make some of you angry, but I hope not. I love art schools and I love their instructors even more! Many art instructors are friends of mine. This rant is about the art school teaching SYSTEM. Money drives that, just like any other business, so there will be mistakes made because of greed. So, without further ado.....My Art School Rant in Personal More Like This
My Art School Rant
I have a love-hate relationship with art schools. I love what they stand for- the pursuit of and love for creating great art! I still get excited walking into an art school. Seeing all the rows and rows of wonderful Macs, the energy (or lack thereof- we ARE talking about art students, after all), the artwork on the walls, the postings of upcoming events and guest speakers, the dirty floors, the whole
BOOM CON wrap up!Man, what an adventure I had this weekend! I JUST got back in from my trip to Costa Rica and their first-ever BOOM CON! I went with a friend, Chuck, because my wife couldn't get off work. It was sad seeing some of the incredible sights of CR without her, but- I have to admit- there were plenty of things I did that "non comic" wives just don't have the attention for. First off, to all my new friends in Costa Rica- HOLA! A bunch of you are now "watchers" here on DA and friends on Facebook, so its nice to stay in touch. The con was small (I heard around 2000 people over the two days?) but not too small. It really gave all of us artists a chance to interact with the fans that came to our tables. I already knew pals Tim Townsend http://timtownsend.deviantart.com/BOOM CON wrap up! in Personal More Like This
(and his great wife Molly) and Phil Noto but also got the chance to become friends with Ya Ya Han (THE cosplay artist of the world) and h
UNRESTRICTED USE STOCK ACCOUNTS If you want to be part of this list, with its unrestricted stocks, post in the comments I'll add.UNRESTRICTED USE STOCK ACCOUNTS in Personal More Like This
(Before using stock, check the rules on the artist's page to verify that they have not changed. )If you have an unrestricted stock account and would like to be included in the list above, all the images in your account must be unrestricted.
I found it interesting disclose. I took this information here:
Other journals with lists of stocks unrestricted: