Art Theme Contest WinnersWe challenged you to create the perfect wall of art, and you responded with some absolutely amazing entries! The judges have selected the 5 winners from the thousands of entries. Check out the winners below.
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Art Theme ContestCreate the perfect wall of art from the best community of artists in the worldArt Theme Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Find a common theme and select three Prints from the Fine Art section of the Prints Shop that you feel would look great together on a wall. Our judges will then select 5 Finalists to win their selections presented in the NEW Gallery Framed Print style. Artists will be paid their full royalty on the winning prizes.
When you win, your walls win, and the Artists win, too!
How To Enter
Decide on an original and compelling theme.
Select 3 Fine Art Prints related to the theme.
Provide a quick description of your theme in your submitted comment.
Place your selection in a comment below.
The new Add Media tool, which lets you easily add formatting, emoticons, and images to comments, can be used in full on this article. Adding images to comments by using the Conversation, Sta.sh
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Fine Art PrintsWrapped CanvasPhoto PrintsArt Gifts
Changes to the Prints AgreementChanges to the Prints Agreement in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
As part of a general review of the Prints Program we noticed that the Prints Agreement needed clarity.
We changed the way in which we describe pricing because we have changed the way in which pricing is displayed during the submission process.
We also wanted to clearly explain the impact of promotional offers on the Artist Profit.
More than two years ago we blended the Premium Print Program with the Premium Membership (they used to be different). We have now updated the language in order to better distinguish the differences between Premium and Standard Print Program features in the Prints Agreement.Finally, we fixed some word choices and grammar to make the Agreement a better read.
To compare the new Prints Agreement with the former Prints Agreement click here. (We've provided you with a helpful document that shows all of the language that has
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Fine Art Prints
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We are proud to announce the Gallery Frame, our newest addition to an already stellar line of Prints Shop products.
Artistic Craftsmanship, Incredible Prices
Made from 100% recycled materials, these new frames are available in three different color options and come with a clear, acrylic face to keep your art in perfect, archival quality for years to come.
Great Prices, Starting under $25!
DeviantART's new Gallery Frames are an alluring yet durable option for collectors looking to preserve the art they love. In addition to its elegant design and protective qualities, Gallery Frames are also our least expensive framing option, ranging from about $25 to $75! Classy art at reasonable prices. That means you can get a fine art archival quality paper print with a frame starting at just
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Fine Art Prints
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Fine Art Prints
Starting immediately, deviantART is upgrading our rolled Fine Art Paper Prints to a more professional grade print process. The new and improved product will now ship with an additional 1.5" (3.81 cm) bright-white border ready to be hung or framed! This change will not affect the way in which we currently provide Photo Prints, Canvas, or Frame Art Prints.
Bright-white, ultrasmooth, 100% cotton rag paper
Acid- and lignin-free archival process
Advanced digital drying process in order to guarantee vibrance
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Fine Art Prints
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The stretcher bar on our Wrapped Canvas Print will be changing from an 11/16" (1.75 cm) depth x 1 5/8" (4.13 cm) width to a 1 3/8" (3.5 cm) depth x 1 3/8" (3.5 cm) width.
The result will be an upgraded product that has a more professional, gallery-quality look at the same great price.
For those who are not aware, the Gallery Wrap, which is what deviantART uses for our Canvas Prints, is a technique that wraps the actual image around all four sides of the frame.
The outermost 1 3/4" (4.45 cm) on all four sides will be stretched to wrap around the frame.
If you have designed borders to wrap around the edge of the Ga
Site Update: Happy New Year!What's NewSite Update: Happy New Year! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
As with the previous Site Update, this week's Site Update is a little different than usual in that we don't have any publicly visible changes due to our holiday closure. However, stay tuned because we'll be back in full force next week! In the meanwhile, check out...
You're Not Alone
Throughout the holiday season and looking forward to the New Year, it can be easy to feel an ineffable disconnect for any multitude of reasons. But if the thriving and ever-growing community of deviantART can give you one gift now and in the year to come, it's the knowledge that you are not alone. Let art and community into your soul for an inspirational dose of healing whenever you may need it.
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Introducing the New Gallery Framed Print
We are proud to announce the Gallery Frame, our newest addition to an already stellar line of Prints Shop products.
DeviantART's new Gallery Frames are an alluring yet durable option for collectors looking to preserve the art they love. In addition to its elegant design and protective qualities, Gallery Frames are also our least expensive framing option, ranging from about $25 to $75!
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Writing Descriptions with Sta.sh Writer (Beta Testers)
As part of our initiative to make formatting and conversation easier and more dynamic, you can now use the Add Media tool to add content and formatting to deviation d
Site Update: Staff Retreat, Holiday HQThis week's Site Update is a little different from usual in that we don't have any publicly visible changes. However, it's for a good reason. Our Devious Technology team is at a staff retreat! During this retreat, they're discussing our features, conducting hackathons, and creating prototypes for new features.Site Update: Staff Retreat, Holiday HQ in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Welcome to Holiday Headquarters 2013!
We're happy to announce the return of deviantART's Holiday Headquarters! Follow the Holiday HQ article each day to discover deals and special offers throughout this holiday season.
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Important Notice About Account Security
There was recently
Site Update: Description WriterWhat's NewSite Update: Description Writer in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Writing Descriptions with Sta.sh Writer
As part of our initiative to make formatting and conversation easier and more dynamic, you can now use the Add Media tool to add content and formatting to deviation descriptions, Sta.sh item descriptions, and Sta.sh stack descriptions!
This makes it easier than ever to add formatting to your artist's description, and it also makes it easier than ever for Premium Members to include images in descriptions!
New "Create A Profile" Flow
We've updated and simplified the "Create Your Profile" modal to make it easier to sign up and get your Profile Page started!
The "Edit In Sta.sh Writer" button would not work when single-clicked. Fixed by ZombieCoder
On the "Manage Friends" page, Groups containing some non-alphanumeric characters in their titles caused errors. Fixed by kemayo
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Autocomplete for Mentions (Beta Testing)
We've just launched an addition to the Mentions feature that makes it easier than ever to interact with your friends! Now, when you begin typing a username after the "@" symbol, you'll see a list of deviants you +Watch and other deviants.
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dAmn It To Be Phased Out
The deviantART community is always growing and changing. To keep the site fresh and relevant, we need to focus on what's important. Recently, we've been going through site features and settings to assess usage, traffic, community reception, and how the feature helps contribute to deviantART's goals.
dAmn It, the system where deviants can submit and vote on funny quotes from
Site Update: Bug Fixes and FeedbackChange LogSite Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The login modal would not appear on some pages, which would instead redirect logged out deviants to the login page. Fixed by shadowhand
When a Group Gallery had only one publicly visible folder and other folders visible only to certain Group Administrators, the Gallery was still displayed in rows for all deviants. Fixed by DEVlANT
Some transparent .png deviations were not properly detected as transparent. Fixed by yumeruby
When creating a new folder in one's Notes, two folders with the same name would be created, instead of just one. Fixed by fartprincess
The displayed file size of a literature deviation would not change after being updated with a larger file size. Fixed by shadowhand
Group Notes were briefly inaccessible to Group administrators. Fixed by fartprincess
The Purchase modal for downloadable content would display twice when logging in with a new account. Fixed by shadowhand
Site Update: Bug Fixes and FeedbackIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly 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: Bug Fixes and Feedback in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
All thumbnails on deviantART now use CSS shadows instead of images. Fixed by kouiskas
Pagination for the Watchers widget on one's Profile Page did not work properly. Fixed by szlosek
In rare cases, deleted Gallery Folders would continue to display. Fixed by DEVlANT
Print submission was not available when using the desktop site on a mobile device. Fixed by yury-n
The Admins widget on Group Profiles would always display the default way, even if that Group had set a custom order for the widget. Fixed by DEVlANT
What's Hot (Beta): Trending Artwork on deviantARTArt on the RiseWhat's Hot (Beta): Trending Artwork on deviantART in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is a bustling and active community, and with the high volume of artwork submitted on any given day, it can be easy to miss something. In fact, it's common for artwork to go viral across the Web or get a spike of traffic days, months, or even years after it was originally submitted.
Our new “What’s Hot” browse mode surfaces artwork that’s receiving a recent increase in exposure, regardless of when it was submitted.
A New Way To Surface Artwork
We often see artwork gain a lot of attention across the Web (after being shared on blogs, social sites, etc.), but by the time this recognition occurs, our search engines don't consider it when displaying recently "Popular" deviations. The new "What’s Hot" mode is built to celebrate these surges of exposure.
What's Hot vs. Popular
The content of the “What’s Hot” page uses an algorithm that reflects what artwork has recently garnered attention, regardless of when it was subm
Site Update: Nested Stacks, Prints AgreementWhat's NewSite Update: Nested Stacks, Prints Agreement in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Nested Stacks in Sta.sh (Beta Testers)
Organizing your Sta.sh has been made easier than ever! You can now create stacks within stacks in your Sta.sh, giving you even more creative control over your projects!
You can also put certain files of a project in a sub-stack, so that you can share certain files with other deviants without having to share the full project. This makes sharing works-in-progress a smooth and simple process that won't compromise your work flow.
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Changes to the Prints Agreement
As part of a general review of the Prints Program, we noticed that the Prints Agreement needed clarity. The Prints Agreement has been updated, and Prints sellers should familiarize themselves with the changes made.
Site Update: Autocomplete for MentionsWhat's NewSite Update: Autocomplete for Mentions in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Autocomplete for Mentions
We've just launched an addition to the Mentions feature that makes interaction easier than ever!
When using @ to Mention a deviant or Group, a list will now appear in a menu while you type that includes deviants and Groups you +Watch, deviants who have already commented in the conversation, as well as deviants who have the exact username that you have already typed in, if applicable. This addition makes conversation more dynamic than ever, as communication becomes even easier.
Please note that this feature is only available on places where the "Add Media" button is available (comments, deviation descriptions, Journals, etc.).
The Message Center counter would consistently show one extra message. Fixed by shadowhand
Submitting text files to Scraps would not trigger Message Center notifications for watchers. Fixed by DEVlANT
Browse page settings were broken on the mobile website. F
Community Relations Celebrates !We're celebrating our 13th birthday with a vast array of exciting events and contests! Join us as we welcome in deviantART's 'teenage' yearsCommunity Relations Celebrates ! in Deviant Events More Like This
First take a trip down memory lane with the Timeline of deviantART
Then get involved in one of the many events and contests listed below!
Contests & Challenges
deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest
When: August 5th - August 14th
Learn more about the event here.
dA 13th Birthday Photomanip Challenge
When: August 7th - August 10th 1PM Pacific Time
Learn more about the event here.
Photomanip Mini-Contest: It's a reBirthday
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Robert Evans (PSAS), a longtime member of the deviantART community, has succeeded in making a radical artistic statement about turning artists' visions into actual realities.
Robert's pathway to actualization of his vision was facilitated by forward-thinking executives at Lexus who reached out to the creative cutting edge, to deviantART artists, for new revolutionary design ideas for the production of their 2014 Lexus IS. The Lexus IS Design Contest was born and dA's Robert Evans has come away with the prize: experiencing having his personal artistic conceptualization of how an automobile should look and roll become a real world reality. As Grand Prize Winner, the new Lexus built to Robert's design was debuted at the SEMA auto show in Las Vegas before 60,000 US and international buyers and then featured at the Los Angeles Auto Show before 12,000 industry decision-makers and 4,000 media correspondents from 50 countries.
More FIAT More Imagination WinnersMore FIAT More Imagination Winners in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
RulesView EntriesView Original ArticleView Semi-Finalists18+ International
In the More FIAT® More Imagination Contest we asked you to give us a glimpse of what you would expect to see going on inside the FIAT® 500L at Art Basel, and the winners are in. Casey Hurbis, head of FIAT® communications, reviewed the 25 semi-finalists and picked the art that will be featured on three FIAT® 500L cars at Art Basel, Miam
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Monster High Contest: Azrael Devi
Billy Blue Change Your World ContestBilly Blue Change Your World Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Designers are always learning, always evolving, they are true agents of change, in their lives and the world around them. Billy Blue College of Design has helped inspire the careers of many graduate creatives who have gone on to change the world around them.
How to EnterSubmit EntryRulesView EntriesView Semi-Finalists
13+ AU Only
Billy Blue College of Design has grown into an inspirational space for des
Riddick 'Rule the Dark' Semi-FinalistsIn the Riddick 'Rule the Dark' Fan Art contest, we challenged you to show us how Riddick rules the dark, based on the trailer and asset pack. We saw amazing renditions of this fierce survivor, showcasing Riddick's strength and determination. The competition was stiff, but our judges narrowed it down to the top 25. These will now be sent to Riddick Director, David Twohy, to select the final three Winners. Congratulations to the top 25 Semi-Finalists below!Riddick 'Rule the Dark' Semi-Finalists in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
3-Month Premium Membership
2,000 deviantART Points
Read Contest ArticleRead Official RulesBro
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View Contest Article
18+ US Only
THANK YOU FOR ENTERING
Strap on your goggles, Riddick fans! Director David Twohy reviewed each of the 25 amazing semi-finalist entries into the Riddick: Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest, and after careful consideration, he's chosen three bounty hunters to win tons of cash and prizes! "You're not afraid of the dark, are you?"
Fiat Semi-FinalistsIn the More Fiat, More Imagination Contest we challenged you to create a custom window wrap for the Fiat 500L, that would give us a glimpse of what we'd see going on inside the vehicle at Art Basel. Our judges have decided on the top twenty-five creations and sent them to Casey Hurbis, head of FIAT® communications, who will now decide which three will be featured on vehicles at Art Basel, Miami! Congratulations to the 25 Semi-Finalists below!Fiat Semi-Finalists in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
Three-Month Premium Membership2,000 deviantART points
Read Contest ArticleRead Official Rules
Billy Blue Change Your World WinnersBilly Blue Change Your World Winners in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
In the Billy Blue Change Your World contest, we asked you to take something from the world around you and improve it, and the winners are in. Paul Brafield, Billy Blue College of Design Head of Academic Studies, picked the three winners who best changed their worlds!
Read Paul's comments below and check out the winning deviations. Each of our winners are taking home some amazing prizes, and the grand prize winner will get a trip to Hobart and free entry to the Museum of Old and New Art! Thank you to everyone who participated!
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Thank you to everyone who participated in The Lexus IS Design Contest! Judges from MotorTrend, Calty Design, VIP AutoSalon, and Lexus, collaborated to select our winners, and were truly impressed with the quality and skill represented in all 25 semi-finalists.
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Final Thoughts from Clive Barker
Odyssey. I can think of no better word to describe the journey that took place these past few months.
With the prologue, “They’re Mad, They Are,” I began work on a vessel that was not yet ready for sea. And on that holed ship, together we embarked over open waters towards an unknown destination.
What I then witnessed both touched and humbled me. You, the mighty crew of the HMS Ody
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In Toronto & on deviantART
No better living functioning evolving example of the new pattern in the creation, dissemination and education in the visual arts can be found than Imaginism Studios, the online brainchild of artists Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera. Established in Toronto in 2005, the studio has specialized in pre-production character and concept design for film, TV, gaming, and publishing. As creators of some of the most wildly creative and whimsical images ever presented on deviantART, this artistic couple has built an international fan base independent of their contracted projects. They have understood and utilized the new technologies and “ecology” of the worldwide web arts community in wa
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A study in artistic diversity, Bernardo Medina embodies the renaissance spirit of the consummate artist, always inspired and inspiring artists around him to create and capture the rhythms of life and beauty in a
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Mr. Torrance by MatthewRabalais
It's October and the sacred 31 days of Halloween are upon us-time to get your gore on! The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween candy has been out since Labor Day. So while you’re waiting in the Starbucks line for an overpriced double pumpkin spice whatever, pass the time with this year’s scary movies reviews!
Insidious (Series 2010–2013)
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Issue No. 1|Archives
About Stock Market
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
1967 - I. by NikxStock
TENSITY by Warendt
BRINGING IT TO LIFE by Xaomi
FRUITS OF OUR LABOR by CharleneApril
MISS FLOWER by ChrysteleM
DronesApr 10, 2013by techgnoticDrones in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around the world, to op-ed pages debating national security vs. non-juridical “just
SurrealismWatch depthRADIUSSurrealism in Art Features More Like This
orld War I (1914-1918) was a human catastrophe that devastated Western civilization and mocked the hope inherent in “modernism”. The sheer volume of the war’s slaughter was beyond belief. The horror of it all destroyed the trust in science, medicine and technology as the golden gateway to a harmonious and peaceful future for humanity. All that was thought to be good had been twisted to the evil purpose of a global war. A global sense of hopefulness was replaced with a global sense of fear and loathing.
untitled 14by Peterio
Salvador Dali autosodomizedby neofotistou
Rain Spellby temporary-peace
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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.
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Initiate Launch Cycle
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by techgnotic
Last day of Mission-Preparation-Protocol. Slow roll of the mighty Artist Alley rocket ship out to the launch pad has begun.
Systems and housings look stable.
Fuel lines clear and steady.
Test firing booster engines.
San Diego flight and arrival path confirmed.
The 200 wondrous artists of Artist Alley are approaching, armed, adrenalized, and ready to draw.
Psychologicals of all deviantART personnel and support staff assessed and locked down.
Llamas prepped and groomed.
Security alerts and procedures initiated. All Creative Systems cranked to “11” and then broken off.
All nations beware and all nations rejoice.
We are Inked, Locked, and Loaded.
Fella just flashed the GO Signal.
ComiCon 2013 is on
Come join us at
Come join us at San Diego Comic-Con 2013! DeviantART's booth, located in Art
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Issue No. 3|Archives
About Stock Market
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
Say Cheeze - 3 by mjranum-stock
ALL-STAR ATTITUDE by JaimeGervais
FUTURE BADASS by juliet981
TANK GIRL by SamiraEmelie
BROKEN ANGEL. by AndrewMcCormick
PE: Presentation mattersPresentation mattersPE: Presentation matters in Art Features More Like This
It's not just the artwork that tells you something about it's creator - on the internet, the way you present it is at least equally as important. Your painting can be a masterpiece, hanged in a local gallery, but as long as you post a blurry, badly cropped picture named "1564873" along with "..." in an artist's description, nobody will ever bother visiting your gallery. Creating a nice, representative profile page and setting a certain visual quality standard takes extra time and effort, but if you really care for your work (even if it's just a hobby), you should treat it with some respect.
I've already written a related article called The power of context that tried to explain how to place your work in a context in order to better connect with your audience, this one is focused
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Traditional and Digital art are both completely different mediums, able to create the same product. It is possible to paint a beautiful, watercolor-like painting digitally, as well as achieve the cleanliness and color options of a digital piece traditionally. Therefore, using one or the other to express ourselves creatively is, just like many things in life, just an option. People may have personal, sometimes even illogical reasons for using one or the other and that's fine. Today, however, I'm a cheerleader for the "traditional side", and I offer you 5 reasons to do it traditionally!
1. Oh the wonderful smell of art supplies > I'm not talking about the toxic smell that come painting techniques require, of course. Rather about the feeling you get when entering a huge art supply store, touching all those brand new pencils and tubes
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"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
1. Your work consumes a significant amount of your life time. If you don't love what you do, you spend way too much of your time being upset and uncomfortable.
2. You will probably never be truly great at what you do. Without passion and will to invest, improvement is unlikely to come.
3. You'll lack fulfillment. You'll be thinking about things you could be doing instead and watching the clock all the time. Your days won't be productive.
4. Without being productive, you won't get promoted. Without excitement and portfolio that shows progress, you won't get new customers.
5. While doing a job you don't like, you won't be able to do what you'd love to do more, be much better at and more productive. You will waste yourself.
PE: The power of contextA picture is indeed "worth a thousand words", a complex idea can be conveyed with a single still image. This quote also characterizes one of the main goals of visualizations, namely making it possible to absorb large amounts of data quickly. In our perception of artworks we see every day, some get closer to our hearts than others. Imagine a painting, strong and powerful, technique showing an experienced, steady hand, needing nothing but a pair of eyes to enter one's sensitive soul. Are you satisfied with what you see? I wouldn't count on that, but I would be quite sure that after a while your head fills with numerous questions.PE: The power of context in Art Features More Like This
On the contrary, your favorite artist publishes their recent work and you, as always, immediately love it. If, however, you would allow your mind a little exercise, you could clearly see that if this work was shown to you at random, under different circumstances and you would not know the author, hardly would it catch your interest for a second.
Traditional art techniquesTraditional art techniques ITraditional art techniques in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Art Week continues! This article will give you a brief overview of most commonly used physical media techniques and their characteristics, featuring beautiful examples found all over DeviantArt and tutorials. I sincerely hope this will get you inspired to try something new and experiment, why not pick a tutorial and see what you learn! Don't forget, whilst techniques has their own regulations and principles, they still can be combined, you have to be no wizard (just a little creative) to find a new way to express yourself through them. Let's take a look
1. Drawing media
Drawing is one of the major forms of expression within the visual arts, and is generally concerned with the marking of lines and areas of tone onto paper. Traditional drawings were monochrome, or at least had little color, while modern colored-pencil drawings may a
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At some point in your career as an artist, you'll be asked to create artwork on commission. Whilst it's a wonderful feeling, being able to make money creating art, it's completely different than selling a personal piece you previously completed - accepting a commission means entering a temporary relationship with your client. As simple it may sounds, there's a lot to satisfying customer's needs, sometimes the best you can do is to say no. Being picky regarding which commission you accept is not a bad thing, but try not to automatically turn down commission because it seems to be violating your artistic integrity, it's hard to survive without paid jobs.
✐ 1. Communication and flexibility
This is the key aspect to being able to work on commissio
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You're a freshly graduated architect, am I correct? When did you realize for the first time that this is something you want to do with your life?
Yes, you are – I’m very happy about it. Well, to be honest, it all started when I was just a baby. My mom is an architect, she never forced me to be one, but, well, I just get some of her passion in my blood. When I was a kid, she let me color drawing designs of facades, and sometimes she showed those drawings to actual clients! I was so proud when she wasn’t ashamed of my drawings and I have to say that I was only 5 years old. In addition, we always have millions of colored pencils and all range of paints at home, and I could use them all the time, besides they were meant for professional usage, not for 4 or 5 years’ o
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✿ Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal
It's Artist's Toolbox again! And it wouldn't be right if we skipped an article representing traditional media For today's topic I picked Pencil, probably the most traditional of them all. Even if you thought you already knew everything there is to know about pencils, give this article a shot, it might surprise you ! Besides pencils, I will describe Graphite sticks and probably my most favorite drawing tool, Charcoal. Final part of this article is a feature of very helpful Tutorials created by your fellow deviants, don't overlook Happy reading!
✎ 1. Pencil
September/October 2013 Traditional UpdatesWelcome New VolunteersSeptember/October 2013 Traditional Updates in Art Features More Like This
Few things are new since the last gallery update, Traditional Art Galleries have now two new CV's, ArtByCher and me, jane-beata. We are accepting DD suggestions alongside of deshrubber and Astralseed, so don't hesitate to send us a note! You can contact us via e-mail, also (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org). I will be regularly writing this newsletter instead of Astralseed.
Gallery Makeover Project
Changes in regards to the Traditional Art Gallery Tree haven't yet been finalized, you still have chance to provide feedback, that we greatly appreciate. Traditional Art Gallery Makeover Updated Proposals can be found here.
Traditionalists is a new group aimed at giving th
PE: 5 ways to sabotage your career as an artist5 ways to sabotage your career as an artistPE: 5 ways to sabotage your career as an artist in Art Features More Like This
"Very few possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass."
Wait for an inspiration
The mood is just not right today. Sure, you could pick up a pencil, sit down and push yourself to practice but the result would probably end up in a trash can. Waste of time, waste of material. Besides, the guy that commissioned you two months ago found a professional for the work already.
Expect the success to happen quickly
A year or two, tops, that's all it takes to build a reputation. Being an artist isn't a job like any other, therefore you don't need to work on it every day. No need for
deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest!deviantART's 13th Birthday is August 7th, 2013. It's time to celebrate - in the form of art!deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest! in Deviant Events More Like This
It's simple - create a deviation for the 13th Birthday category.
Browse the popular section of the gallery to get an idea of what can be submitted for the contest. You can create some deviantART fan art, bake a birthday cake, or anything else relating to deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your submission should be relating to deviantART and/or deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your entry must be for this contest. You can't enter a deviation that you have made for another communityrelations sponsored birthday contest.
All mediums are accepted.
You're welcome to submit to a different category if your entry won't submit into the 13th Birthday gallery (ie. jo
PE: Site Updates and How to Welcome ThemSite Updates and How to Welcome ThemPE: Site Updates and How to Welcome Them in Deviant Events More Like This
This article was written due to the recent uproar from some groups of the community because of the new username symbols.
Change is something handled differently by everyone. Some people accustom to change very quickly, others may take a long time or may not adjust to change at all. In regards to deviantART Site Updates, it's important to know ways to welcome change and embrace it. You are not expected to love every feature that is released, but giving it a chance before bashing it is a right step forward.
Before reading on, please note that this article is not directed at any one individual, but as a community as a whole. All views expressed in this article are mine and mine alone and do not reflect the views of deviantART.com.
When a new feature is released, most deviants give their first impressions of said feature. Some may even react like this:
This is compl
The Timeline of deviantARTThe Timeline of deviantARTThe Timeline of deviantART in Deviant Events More Like This
As of today, it's been 13 years since deviantART was founded. I've taken this opportunity to gather up some historical information with the help of Moonbeam13 and some members of the Community Relations team.
I hope you enjoy taking a step back in time!
Please note: it is extremely difficult to track down some events in deviantART's history (in particular, the first few years) and that some dates are only approximate.
August: tech13 becomes the first recipient of the prestigious Deviousness Award.
August 4: The first member-submitted deviation is uploaded - A Dangerusss QNX by dangeruss
August 7: deviantART.com founded by spyed, jark and matteo.
August 15: The first ever Daily D
The LOL Corner #137: The Best of dAmnItThe LOL CornerThe LOL Corner #137: The Best of dAmnIt in Deviant Events More Like This
This regular news article promises to make you giggle, chortle, and laugh your ass off.
Every edition will feature a collection of the funniest chat network quotes.
dAmnIt! was a database of funny quotes submitted by deviants like you. As of November 30, dAmnIt has been removed from the site.
Feel free to note TheLOLCorner with a quote from the chat or forum. More details about this can be found here.
The Last 5 Editions:
Edition #136: The Best of dAmnIt
History of April Fool's dAy!This article is written for the projecteducate's Community Week as well as ArtHistoryProject's dA Related month.History of April Fool's dAy! in Deviant Events More Like This
Here is a brief history of April Fool's pranks deviantART has played on it's members. Please note that information is still missing (mostly older years) - this is because some April Fool's pranks were never recorded or are lost in the millions of journals on the site.
2001 - "jark is Arrested"
jark is arrested in Disneyland for cutting in line and refusing to move to the back.
2004 - "British Takeover"
April Fool's Day 2004 marked the day the British took over deviantART. New rules were enforced on that day, including spelling "color", "colour" and saying "Cheers guv'nor" instead of "Thank You".
"Please note that any American who uses the term "socce
CSS Did You Know? - November 28th, 2012CSS Did You Know? - November 28th, 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
CSS Did You Know? - May 16th, 2013Volume 11CSS Did You Know? - May 16th, 2013 in Deviant Events More Like This
CSS can be difficult when you're unfamiliar to it. So that's why we're writing these articles! If you have any suggestions or would like to write a section in future CSS Did You Know? articles, please note CSS-DYK.
Journals are like Ogres by GillianIvy
Color Models and Transparency by jonarific
Journals are like Ogres
They both have layers! And they both can make you cry. The deviantART journals have two different structures. The original 'Old School' layout where everything is named .journalbox, etc. And my preference, the newer gruze structure. I prefer the gruze expressly because it is chockful of layers. Kinda like cake or onions, but ogres makes sense too. You can still make a basic simple journal skin with the gruze structure and it has so man
Winners of the 13th Birthday Contest!It's time to announce the winners of the 13th Birthday Contest. You can read the original contest article here.Winners of the 13th Birthday Contest! in Deviant Events More Like This
Thank you to Aeirmid, Thiefoworld and VAngelLJ for helping me decide the winners!
Happy Birthday DeviantART by revois
You have won a Print of your choice (max. $20 value) and a 6-month Premium Membership! (or points equivalent)
Happy 13th B-Day, Devinatart by pauscorpi
You have won a 6-month Premium Membership! (or points
dA Related CR Update: November 2012Welcome to this month's Community Relations Update for the deviantART Related gallery!dA Related CR Update: November 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
Sta.sh App Preview by PickleyGroups: deviantART Related by AstrikosMovember by Moonbeam13dA Related October 2012 DD Recap by bradleysaysCSS Did You Know? - October 26th, 2012 by bradleysaysCSS News: November 2012 by ginkgografix
Announcing our Creative Grants recipients!Congratulations to our first-ever Creative Grants recipients!Announcing our Creative Grants recipients! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
We're proud to announce that this round's Creative Grants recipients have been chosen! Our Creative Grants Board, comprised of Mollinda, RockstarVanity, and vayabobo, diligently reviewed the applications, and from their top choices, we have determined this round's recipients. What better day to announce these projects than on deviantART's big 12th birthday celebration?
These talented artists are passionate about their projects, and they've already accomplished so much in their communities without outside funding. We can't wait to see how they flourish after receiving their Creative Grants!
Full Moon Art Appreciation
By dogsofeternity from Dallas, TX
Austin Craver, aka dogsofeternity, has been running an art gallery space in Texas for t
DeviantART's First Ever Gallery Show in London!Last weekend, a few deviantART staff members were in London for a combination of community fun and srs bsns. While deviantART has become quite adept at hosting deviantMEETs, we decided to try our hand at something a little different -- hosting an art exhibition featuring Prints by deviantART artists local to the area.DeviantART's First Ever Gallery Show in London! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012, deviantART sponsored Urban Blighty, a unique showcase of hand-selected Prints by United Kingdom based deviants. These Prints were chosen based on a variety of criteria -- curation quality, previous Print sales, genre, etc. -- in order to exemplify the breadth of works available for sale on deviantART. In contacting our selected artists, we were pleased to hear they were excited to showcase their works and tha
Beautiful Creatures Light or Dark Contest WinnersBeautiful Creatures Light or Dark Contest Winners in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Lena's transformation is complete! The entries for the Beautiful Creatures Light or Dark contest showcased Lena, a caster faced with the choice of Light or Dark, in the midst of making her selection. Lena wasn't the the only one with a tough decision to make! Judges and authors of the Beautiful Creatures novels Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia had the difficult task of determining the top five winners from our 25 Semi-Finalists. Check out Lena as Light and Dark, as well as our top winner who clinched an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles, C
12th Birthday Create A Story Contest Winners!Parisian deviants! We're headed for the beautiful City of Light, and we want to see you!12th Birthday Create A Story Contest Winners! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Posted on August 31, 2012 at 4:14:05 PM
Create A Story Contest Winners!
In celebration of deviantART's 12th Birthday, we challenged you to complete a story by answering various prompts. The top 50 winners are below!
12th Birthday Celebration
12 Pigs by =LawraRandala
DeviantART 12th Birthday by ~DeWaltz
Thank you for making Creative Grants a success!Thank you for a successful first round!Thank you for making Creative Grants a success! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
On May 1, 2012, deviantART introduced the Creative Grants program -- a source of funding allowing artists to make creative dreams a reality. We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding has ended and we've received over 500 applications! Thank you to each and everyone who submitted their creative project. You can check out the recipients and their projects here!
Get ready for the next cycle!
We'd also like to announce that our next cycle of funding is now open. Apply by describing the artistic endeavor of your dreams through our official application form
Train Your Brain Contest WinnersTrain Your Brain Contest Winners in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The Art Department (TAD) and deviantART challenged you to submit work in five disciplines, and the TAD judges certainly saw A+ work! The TAD faculty, who did all the judging, were extremely impressed with the talent and promise shown. Check out their winners who rose to the top of the class!
Animation Illustration Drawing & Painting 2D 3D
A trip for two to tour Pixar Studios in Emeryville, California. Three online classes through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.
To see the ten Second Place Winn
Tomb Raider Reborn Contest WinnersTomb RaiderTomb Raider Reborn Contest Winners in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
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Make Money Selling Premium ContentMake Money Selling Premium Content in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Sell Digital Downloads
DeviantART allows you to make your high quality stock, photoshop files, tutorials, comics, fonts, pixel art, textures, adoptables, brushes, line art, and more available for download. Edit your deviation, set your price, and generate profits. Withdraw profits as cash, or make purchases on deviantART.
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To sell an existing deviation as a digital download, edit your piece and check the box for “Premium Content.” Upon saving, you’ll have the opportunity to review the usage licenses and set your price! We support the sale of everything from high-res image files or image sets to PSDs and zip files!
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Thursday: Connect the Dots!As an update from our earlier journal post, the Premium Membership privilege bug should be fixed. If your account has not been automatically restored, please see this journal.Thursday: Connect the Dots! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Great choices for deviations to fit the movie quotes from last week! Who knew each quote could manifest in so many different ways. Well done!
Our top six winners are:
"The stuff that dreams are made of."
Chosen by Everch and Hakkaeni
"It's alive! It's alive!"
Chosen by Silvanne and ManiacalFreak
"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse."
Chosen by thefantasim and LovesBloom
Missing your Premium Membership privileges?Update: This issue has been resolved as of Thursday, March 28th at 12:00 PM Pacific.Missing your Premium Membership privileges? in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is currently experiencing a bug that makes it appear as if some Premium Members no longer have Premium Membership privileges. If you've logged into your account today to find that your Premium Membership has expired before it's schedule to, don't worry! We're already working on resolving the bug and there's no need to buy or renew a Premium Membership.
To amend the issue, please log out of your account and log back in. This should restore all of your Premium Membership privileges. In the event it does not, please hang tight while we continue to work on the bug.
We're aware of the issue, it's an absolute top priority, and we expect that it should be fixed shortly. There's no need to contact the Help Desk at this time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know in the comments below. Thank you for your patienc
Photography Weekly: Edition Thirty OnePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Thirty One in Art Features More Like This
A photograph is memory in the raw. - Carrie Latet
I recently spent some time (okay maybe hours!) exploring a photographic exhibition on the Isle of Wight - England. I had known that the exhibition existed for some years, but had never really ventured over there. It was held in the home and studio of a celebrated Victorian Photography - Julia Margaret Cameron. However it did include a nice variety of works - photographs from Dorothy Bohm who put together the book A world observed and a collection of shots taken at the famed 1970s Isle of Wight Pop Festival. It included images of Jimi Hendrix who performed at the festival just three weeks before his death. The images collated and exhibited were fascinating. But what really struck me was how far we had come in terms of camera equipment.
This was donated to the Margaret Cameron Trust by Graham Ovenden and was subsequent
Photography Fortnightly #55Photography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Fortnightly #55 in Art Features More Like This
“Others have seen what is and asked why.
I have seen what could be and asked why not. ”
I've put together an article due for release next week about how you can create your own Photography studio without going to too much expense or trouble. I'm all for making the most out of tricky or limited situations to try and make something professional...butt hen I stumbled across this article and thought it was a completely genius idea - and just goes to show that your studio can literally be anywhere. A Photographer in Yeovil (UK) has set up studio in what was formerly the public toilets! As well as a great move for a photographer it puts an abandoned building, formerly considered an 'eye sore' to great use. The mental images (until you actually realise it's been reno
Artists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools Home Made TripodArtists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools in Art Features More Like This
I've shared this nifty little trick before - a home made tripod. It sounds impossible, but actually it's really practical and much easier than lugging the real thing around with you if it's not needed! Check out this articlefor more information on how to create it!
Source: DIY Cameras
Home Made Reflector
Reflectors can be pretty expensive from time to time. I've been lucky to pick up a couple cheaply on Ebay and they serve the purpose but if you really want to save, then why not try making your own? This article shows you how with just three materials and the video below also provides further guidance - check it out
Calling All Artists!We want YOU! The 22nd July 2013 sees the launch of a brand new WEEK! Not just any week... The Artists Toolbox is coming to projecteducate and in fact, if the uptake on this is good we'll be stretching it across a whole fortnight! So how can you get involved? We're looking for deviants that have knowledge of various tools that they might use to create art. So whether that's paints, editing software, programs, cameras, accessories and so on - we're looking for you to share what you know! All you need to do is comment on this journal with a brief overview of what you want to write, and we'll be in touch to take it from there!Calling All Artists! in Deviant Events More Like This
Know how to use sta.sh and be able to install the PE journal skin (we'll provide it!)
Become a contributor for the fortnight at Project Educate with the opportunity to stay on for future Community Weeks!
Be able to submit at an allocated time or use scheduled submit in sta.sh during July 22nd to August 4th!
Urbex #2Urban Exploration is the exploration of man-made structures. Usually these are abandoned ruins, or components that used to be part of everyday life but are no longer seen on a regular basis by the human eye. This series of articles aims to highlight exactly what Urban Exploration is, how it's achieved and the some of the best Urbex Photographers here on deviantART.Urbex #2 in Art Features More Like This
The internet has provided Urban explorers with many opportunities to garner news of new locations, the best places to go to 'urban explore' and what to avoid. Additionally social media means that we can share places that others will never see, and never hoped to see until the introduction of the internet and the ease with which we can communicate. So as this series goes on, we're going to look at some of the top Urban Exploration websites, at the current time, online. Contamination Zone is dedicated to Photographing Urban Decay across the United Kingdom. As far as urbex sites go, i
Photography Troubleshooting: Dull Images on dA?After a long pause in which nobody seemed to have very many questions, we've got a very intriguing one which came up during the People & Portraits projecteducate week and it's something that has always played on my mind, and no doubt on yours too. Once again sine-out has provided a fantastic answer, so hopefully that will help somewhat in clearing this issue up. Have a question? Drop it on this article and we'll work on an answer!Photography Troubleshooting: Dull Images on dA? in Deviant Events More Like This
"It seems like colorful pictures made in adobe look good, then after
they have been uploaded on deviantART... the color is more dead.. not so
alive..is this an issue?" ~ kayjensen
"Hi kayjensen, the issue your describing is most likely a colour profile issue. Colour profiles essentially describe how each colour is represented and there are different profiles for different purpose but mostly for getting accurate colour out of a printer or a screen.
By default the internet works with and assumes that every
Photography FortnightlyPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Fortnightly in Art Features More Like This
“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.”
Firstly, let me share the stunning! This fantastic artist has created a series of photographs that showcase humans interacting with graffiti. Check out the article here and you won't be disappointed! And if you're interested in traditional types of photography then check out this series of Nostalgic tintypes - guaranteed to fool you into thinking they are a blast from the past - if only for a second. Zack Seckler has shared some fantastic Humorous Photography which could ce
Urbex #18Environmental Graffit has some great examples of abandoned churches. As does deviantART! Churches can be surrealistic places whether they are abandoned or not and indeed in some of the villages surrounding the area where I live in the UK there are some fantastically creepy churches that nobody ever seems to go in anymore.. So whether you visit a church regularly or not, enjoy the forgotten churches showcased below...Urbex #18 in Art Features More Like This
Concrete Church by Matthias-Haker
Church of All Saints by Matthias-Haker
Church PX by Nichofsky
"Urban Exploration is the exploration of man-made structures. Usually th
Photography Discussion: Photo-journalism rules?Last month we discussed when it was appropriate to stop taking photos - the general thoughts were mixed. A lot of you thought that photography at concerts, even if the concert organisers banned it, was completely reasonable. Others suggested that rules were made to be kept. All in all, an interesting response. Moving on with the discussion, this month we're looking at the boundaries with Photo-journalism and whether there actually are any in your eyes?Photography Discussion: Photo-journalism rules? in Art Features More Like This
Do you think that when faced with a delicate situation - a polictical protest with multiple injured persons, war, natural disasters - or other scenarios where people are hurt, dying or dead - do you think that we should stop photographing? Or should the camera keep rolling in order to capture atrocities? Would you stop to help, rather than shoot? Would you stop shooting if an injured person begged you to?
Introducing Your Photography CVS!HelloIntroducing Your Photography CVS! in Art Features More Like This
With recent volunteer comings and goings, we just wanted to straighten out again what the General Photography CVs do - and who we are! 3wyl and I (Kaz-D) handle all the Photography galleries that don't have a current CV. So when a volunteers term ends, we would generally take on that category until a replacement is found. There are some categories that we love so much, we look over them permanently Here's what we currently take Daily Deviation suggestions for...
Current galleries covered by the general Photography CVs...
Abstract and Surreal
The Artist's Toolbox - Working with ReferencesThe Artist's Toolbox - Working with ReferencesThe Artist's Toolbox - Working with References in Art Features More Like This
I can draw anything... as long as I get to look at it.
There is a great myth that drawing is a memory exercise. That if you can draw entirely from memory it makes you a better artist who deserves more kudos.
Of course the study of drawing will lead to a good memory of the things you've already studied how to draw, humans, animals, whatever it is that you love to draw. But the downfall of this is that you can restrict yourself to only drawing what it is you have studied how to draw, ie what you've memorised.
Using reference is not a weakness! It is a strength and almost all top level artists use a lot of reference. Using reference means you're not trapped one person's life experiences and can draw upon a wealth of extra knowledge. How can that be a weakness?
A lot of people seem to assume that the reference should come first. They go out and they scour the dA stock etc to find th
The Artist's Toolbox: An Artist JournalAnother Month another Artist's Toolbox.The Artist's Toolbox: An Artist Journal in Art Features More Like This
This time I'm pulling something rather more personal out of my arsenal of tools which is my own individual way of dealing with the infuriating issue of
I want to draw... but I don't know what.
There are a number of ways people go around dealing with this issue. Just doodling til something pops out. Working on a list of prompts. Asking people to help give them ideas. Doing an entry for a contest.... there are lots of ways of going about finding something to draw.
EH = Ernest Hemmingway
My own personal way of dealing with it, makes use of the opposite problem.
I have loads of ideas! But I have to go to bed/have no time/paper/drawing equipment.
When I have lots of ideas, as is common for me before I'm about to go to bed, or when I'm supposed to be doing something else, I write it down in my magical sparkly kitty book, AKA my Artist Journal. If I just shrug and go "I'll draw that later"
Halloween Digital Doll Collab project!Edit - We've got quite a little party going on! If you haven't had a chance to enter you have until tomorrow to get your dolls finished and sent to me That gives me the weekend to put together the collab picture on a fancy background ^_^Halloween Digital Doll Collab project! in Deviant Events More Like This
In the time honoured tradition of digital dolling, for Halloween I'm running a Digital Doll Costume Party Collab.
The theme is fairly simple, do a digital doll of yourself in your dream costume/cosplay. Whether that's an original fantasy piece, a giant pumpkin, or dressed up as a character from TV/Comic/Book/Film etc.
The doll should be based on you, so don't be afraid of doing Arwen from LOTR with blonde hair because you're blonde. But if you wanted to you could wear a pixel wig too
The doll must be standing alone with no background (though small props like broomsticks and the like are allowed) because the intention is to
Activity vs. Community When combining millions of artists working with different media, style, experience level, etc. being here can become overwhelming and finding your "place" can seem almost impossible. Throughout the last few weeks I've noticed more and more people asking "how can I be more active?" and "how do I get involved in the community?"Activity vs. Community in Personal More Like This
These are both the same question and completely different questions at the same time. Though the answers to both are quite similar if not the same the difference between activity and community is huge! We're going to cover the answers and difference to both of those in this article.
There are three basic ways to being active on dA and getting involved the community. Everything after this will actually lead right back to these three things.
Commenting: is the best and most effective way to particicpate in our community becaus
Title Poetry Contest [winners]WinnersTitle Poetry Contest [winners] in Deviant Events More Like This
Honestly; every contest seems like it's harder and harder to judge but after a LOT of reading and re-reading, power outages and more reading I can finally announce the winners!!!
1st place: dietcocaine with lost, but never found
see more of her work here
2nd Place: SilverInkblot with The sound of an approaching train
read more of her work here
3rd Place: GuinevereToGwen with
Awesome Articles for Everyone The Inevitability of Individuality by KathrynODriscollAwesome Articles for Everyone in Art Features More Like This
Self Respect: It's Important & Respect on devinatART by The-Lantiis
Praising Life Project by Astrikos
Discovering New Deviants by SimplySilent
2014 Positivity Project So after my post last night I started thinking; positive thinking; I want to do something to promote positivity throughout the world, not just in my life so I decided to start a 2014 Positivity Project using a tumblr blog and hopefully make it grow more throughout the year.2014 Positivity Project in Deviant Events More Like This
The 5 W's
What? The whole point of this project is to spread positivity through photographing inspirational/positive/motivational/uplifting quotes written on paper
When? NOW! You can do one once a month, week, day or just only once. However many times you want to do it! My goal is to collect 365 positive quote photos by the end of this year. If you do one, leave a comment in this journal, on my page or send me a note and I will add it to
From Baking to Photographing Whether you just baked some absolutely beautiful cupcakes or grilled some perfect kebabs; you're probably feeling the urge to photograph it before you delve into the deliciousness; but for some photographing these yummy pieces can be trickier than actually making them!From Baking to Photographing in Art Features More Like This
Why is food photography so hard? I don't actually have a direct answer for that; but I think a lot of it has to do with the limitations on placing it and the small areas you have to do it in. We can place a figurine in the dirt, on a tree branch, on the window sill, between some book pages... you see my point; we can't quite do any of that [nor would we want to!] with cupcakes, sushi, steak or cookies.
your fooda camerabackground/props/etc. if anylighting [if needed]your lovely self!
Background & Area
While your main piece is the food, you still have to consider the background. So what can you use?! Well; my first
Awesome Art.IIIAwesome Art.III in Art Features More Like This
Interlude by IMustBeDeadCarousel in the living room.. by Do7anii
Bird taking flight by Paivatardreamcatcher by Joeymarsbar
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