Fun chatrooms to start out with!Chats and Forums WeekMore Like This
So, we realize that some of you might have no idea where to start when it comes to chats on DA. Some of you might be fearful of devart because of all the stories you've heard, and others might just have no idea where they're supposed to go! Well, here is a brief list of where some of you might want to venture first, and why!
In general, when joining a new chatroom, look at the top for links to any rules/guidelines they might have, so that you know how you can or cannot behave. They might also have links further explaining the purpose of the chatroom, or a link to a group for the chatroom, both can provide helpful info on whether the chatroom is a place where you feel you should hang out or not.
Of course, devart is the first room most people think to join. It's the official DA chatroom after all! And while I want everyone to be clear on how things can sometimes be tough in there, it is generally a
PE: Custom Widgets[deviantART related]More Like This
While deviants always have been able to customize their profile a bit more with the help of stamps, buttons, dividers and other fancy graphics, it is also possible to style the widgets via HTML & CSS.
But you can just work with what is already part of the deviantART website code only. You can't add new code like you would do at your journals. This means you are always limited with what you can do and don't have full control over the elements and how they appear.
The simpliest way of customizing your widgets would be by adding a background. As these can't be a pattern that get repeated on their own, the background images need to cover any possible width and height. If you do your own images you can adjust the height to what is needed, to avoid that the overall size gets too big, though.
~ Background Images ~
A reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding typesMore Like This
When I tell people I'm a bookbinder they often think I make only one type of book; the library kind. That, however, is only one of the many ways an artist can create a book. For me, it's a fun challenge to pick the right binding style to go with the purpose of the book. Whether it is a novel that needs to look really classy or medieval, a sketchbook for a graphic novelist or a paper about connections that lets me show the binding. In this article I'm going to tell you a little bit about all the types of bookbinding that I know. I'm not going into details but, if possible, I will link to images and tutorials that do.
If you're here for inspiration: this guide is pretty long. I recommend scrolling through the images first!
To make a start...
The different ways of binding books can be broken down into two general groups: adhesive bindings and non-adhesive bindings. Adhesive b
Neo-Victorian Steam-powered Fantasy: SteampunkWelcome to the land that never was in an era that had never been looking forward to the future that never came.More Like This
Welcome, to steampunk.
1. What is steampunk?
Steampunk is a retro-active subgenre of science fiction that incorporates elements of historical fiction, adventure, horror, speculative fiction, fantasy and alternative history. It exists as a hybrid genre that focuses on a re-imagining of the Industrial revolution when men and women create analog machines to achieve the fullest of human potential. Usually set in Victorian England during the mid- to late-1800’s or the American “Wild West” era, this genre incorporate the spirit of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells in their setting and general mood as well as the new-found relationship between man and his machine.
Steampunk has since become an aesthetic movement, sparking off subcultures that focus on visual art, comics, music, clothing, accessories and “custom mods” where modern-day m
PE: Quick Guide to Google AnalyticsThis article will be an overview of some of what I personally find to be the most interesting features that are now available to Premium Members through Google Analytics. If you have not yet set up Google Analytics on your profile or do not know what it is, please see the following journals made by dA Staff:More Like This
Real-Time > Overview shows statistics of current visitors. While this page is interesting to look at ("Hey look, someone from Alaska is visiting my page right now!"), most people probably won't have enough live visitors at one point to find this page particularly useful.
The first page I always check is the Audience > Overview page which gives a nice, condensed summary of some of the most important statistics of the site.
Basic Terms Explained:
Visits: Number of times peop
Traditional CollageDefining Traditional CollageMore Like This
Collage derives its name from the French verb coller, meaning to glue. Collage Art is formed by the the addition of an unlimited variety of already finished materials, substances and/or objects. The range of materials is truly unlimited and the subject is only to the limited to the individual artist's imagination. Paper, pictures and other materials are glued to a base surface. This may be canvas, wood or paper.
How To Create A 2D Collage
When creating a Collage the artist may use anything that can be easily glued to paper, canvas or wood. The same types of raw materials are glued to the board to form a picture or design. Some examples of materials may be:
Construction paper, paper bags, tissue paper, mar