The Resource Roundup #2The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
The smell of love by nihilist-0corroded landscape by awjayPaper Pack 3 by dieratlight texture by Insan-StockAcrylic Gold Paint Swirl Stock by Enchantedgal-StockLocal Texture: Three by One by Beyond-OdditiesSun comes up-texture by iNeedChemicalXGlitter Bokeh by FallOutGirl9001TEXTURES 7 by Inthename-Stock
Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplayPen Tool Tutorial by Popo-LiciousCopic markers tutorial by mary-dreamsDreamy Photo Effect Tutorial by Planet37How To: Constructive Crits by RipfangDragonPhotoshop Animation Tutorial by detransRealism Tutorial - Esp::Eng by Calaymo3ds Max Planet Tutorial by hoevelkampIce tutorial by NakubiScarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet
Indian Summer - My first LR preset by DorottyaSLR preset: Purple Nature -free by kakiii2 Universal .RAW presets .LR3. by TylerFortierPhoto:th
Every thought is a dream - Contest winnersMore Like This
RESULTS WILL BE POSTED SOON
FROM 17 NOVEMBER - 31th DECEMBER 2011
Winter Wonderland - contest WINnERSAbout itMore Like This
FROM 30 NOVEMBER - 31th DECEMBER 2011
[Bullet; Red] THIRD PLACE
So, today we start our contest! [Woohooooo!] You are invited to participate and show your way of interpretating the current theme.
This theme is all arround winter.
Is your job to show me how you imagine a wonderland covered in snow.
Winter is the coldest season of the year in temperate climates, between autumn and spring
Wonderland is a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creat
New Skin :DHiii I got a new skin ! WOOOTTTT.More Like This
DONATE POINTS TO FREAKISH LIES! :iconFreakishLies: MEEE!
3 Days left to Enter -The Black Cat ContestHi Everyone,More Like This
Can you believe it, how quick has this month gone! I hope you all had a Scary Halloween, I know I did.
Okay there is only 3 Days left to get your Entries in. So Please Hurry. :iconrunawayohnoesplz:
Our Monthly Themed Contest for October is ----
The Black Cat
THIS MONTHS THEME CONTEST IS IN THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN. YOUR ART PIECE MUST BE IN THE EARLY EVENING OR NIGHT WITH A BLACK CAT PLACED IN IT SOMEWHERE. ALL MEDIUMS ARE ACCEPTED EXCEPT PHYSICAL MEDIA (sorry)
Particpate & Create and have lots of fun.
Check our Examples out further down in this blog.
Start Date: 2nd of October 2011 and Ending 6th of November 2011
Please read the rules below before submitting!
Must be a member of DAF
Must be a new piece
Must have the Black Cat Theme
Must credit stock with a link
MUST say in art
Justin Bieber is unique :*Calling him FAKE won't make you REALMore Like This
Calling him DUMB won't make you SMART
Calling him WEAK won't make you STRONG
Calling him UGLY won't make you BEAUTIFUL
Calling him MEAN won't make you NICE
Calling him GAY won't make you STRAIGHT
Calling him RUDE won't make you POLITE
So why bother? You have to stop hating Justin Bieber!
Steve Jobs - Community Contest & Tribute:icontechgnotic:More Like This
A number of media outlets are closely monitoring the artistic response by our community to the death of Steve Jobs.
For me, Steve Jobs is an icon. The John Lennon of our time. And while his wife and children, as well as Apple and Pixar, are the landmarks of his life, Steve Jobs encapsulates the core values that have inspired a generation, separate from the images put forth by his companies.
It is his iconography that we as a community should come together and try our hands at capturing. No small feat, but it is precisely what I'd like to see us do. The iconography of Steve Jobs himself. Apple and Pixar and those types of images aside, Steve Jobs transcends these accomplishments through the meaning of his life's work, his vision, and the inspiration that he will continue to be to us all.
Iconography is the branch of art history which studies the identification, description, and the int
ART THEFT!!! PLEASE REPORT!!!This person :iconnananawa:More Like This
has a gallery full of stolen images,in which he has replaced the face of the models and claims the work to be his own!
He has used my stock,too.He replaced my face and didn't add any credits!
HAVE A LOOK!!!YOUR ART & STOCK MAY ALSO BE THERE!!!
Feature Artist: Fenris31Follow Me on FacebookMore Like This
Hi Folks, well this week and the next one I will be posting some feature, for help some artist friends who I believe are underrated and deserve way more watch that they get, so I hope you folks like these artist and support them, let's start with the first one:
FENRIS31 (Yunior Guerra):
:iconfenris31: A Dominican artist specialize in concept art and sci fi designs, Fenris is a pretty awesome artist and a master in the use of textures:
His works are rich in landscapes and great det
Feature Artist: XDTopsu01Follow Me on FacebookMore Like This
Hi Folks, as I promise, here is my continuation of helping some friends and good artist to get their work promoted a little more, still a lot more to cover so let's continue with some familiar faces
XDTOPSU01 (Carlos Javier Reyes)
:iconxdtopsu01: Another excellent dominican Artist, Topsu is probably one of the faster colorist and Illustrator I have ever meet, and all that in a great quality.
Great color skills and very detailed drawings are his specialty, and he seriously can
Feature Artist: SeonidasFollow Me on FacebookMore Like This
Hi folks, continuing with my little crusade to make some friends works a little more known, let's take this time for a close friend of mine.
SEONIDAS (Rafael Soto...cof I mean Saren XD)
:iconseonidas: A long life collaborator and friend, Seonidas it's all about style and details with his colors.
Saren is an amazing character design artist, and his colors and effects he does for his art is gorgeous to look at.
Artist Feature: Sentrythe2310Follow Me on FacebookMore Like This
Hi folks, here is my last feature artist of this month, and someone who is really very talented in female anatomy.
:iconsentrythe2310: lvl is a very impressive artist with a great portfolio of incredibly very sexy and hot pin ups:
His coloring work and anatomy skills are amazing, and he have great talent drawing sexy female art works.
Street Fighter V Character Tease and Live DemoStreet Fighter V Extended Trailer With New Character Tease - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9imkndKfcrY&feature=youtube_gdata_playerMore Like This
Can anyone guess who he is?
Live Demo of Street Fighter V - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6qZAJ0UxOk&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Oh No You Didn't!! Did you guys see what fell on Chun Li's Head?!
Tagged =PThese are the following rules:More Like This
1) You must post these rules.
2) Each person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
3) Answer the questions the tagger set for you, and create 10 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4) You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5) Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
6) No nonsense in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this."
7) You have to tag 10 people.
1) What is your favorite fast food/restaurant chain? (Example: Burger King, Subway, Liberato and so on)
2) What is your favorite video game from your childhood?
3) Is there a time in your life that you want to try out for voice acting?
4) When it comes down to a fighting game, what do you prefer to use? A Gamepad or an Arcade Stick? Explain.
5) What do you think about creating OCs in a fan fiction story?
6) What is the embarrassing thing that happened in your life?
7) Do you like Youtube Poops? Why or
Celebrate deviantART's 12th Birthday!It's our 12th Birthday!More Like This
Posted August 7th, 2012 by $Ayame-Kenoshi
Today, August 7th, 2012, marks 12 years since deviantART's creation - aka, it's our 12th birthday! In the last 12 years, we, as a community, have grown by leaps and bounds, fostered creative thought and dialogue, and submitted a lot of artwork - over 220 million deviations. It's with great honor and pleasure that we invite you to party with us as we toast to another devious year of art!
Introducing the First Ever Creative Grants Recipients!
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 from the over 500 applicat
Sommer-DevMeetFiebert ihr alle schon dem DevMeet entgegen? Es rückt mit großen Schritten näher! Am Samstag ist es so weit! Zeit zum Kuchen backen und Softdrinks einkühlen!More Like This
Meine lieben Landsleute!
Make an educated guess what this is:
Ja, richtig! Das sind 1000 Flyer für unsere Gruppe, gestaltet von MrFloh und FAKESODA!
Unser Ziel ist, diese bis Herbst unters Volk zu bringen. Wir möchten sie an (Kunst-)Schulen, Unis, FHs und anderen Hochschulen, Museen, Kunsthandlungen und -veranstaltungen in ganz Oberösterreich verteilt wissen. Dazu brauchen wir eure Hilfe! Da wir nicht selbst überall vorbeischauen können, möchten wir euch bitten uns als Flyer-Guerillas zu unterstützen. Es könnten z.B. einige zu Schul-/Semesterbeginn ein paar Flyer in der eigenen Bildungseinrichtung an Pinnwänden, Schaukästen und ähnlichen Plätzen anbringen. Die erste Gelegenheit, Flyer in die
We are now a Super Group! Thankyou feature here!:iconSellers-Showcase:More Like This
We are a Super Group!
Hi all! How is everyone doing?
Right now, us - the Sellers-Showcase team, are ecstatic for we have finally become a Super Group! Expect some big changes for us over the next few weeks as we customise our page and change its layout, plus introduce some new features to showcase your work! So watch this space, as we will keep you updated.
So this blog is to thank every single deviant that donated to our points account Sellers-ShowcasePA. Whether little or large, you have helped our group out in many ways and therefore, we wanted to show our appreciation. So, without any further ado, lets roll out the artwork!
Thankyou Feature! [Star!] [Star!]
MACOnvention (Update)Servus Mesdames et Messieurs, wie ihr wahrscheinlich bereits wisst, findet demnächst (20. bis 22. Juli) wieder die MACOnvention in der Leondinger Kürnberghalle statt. Da eine große Fraktion dieser Gruppe eine starke Affinität für Mangas, Anime und Cosplay aufweist, liegt der Gedanke 1 und 1 zusammenzuzählen doch sehr nahe.More Like This
Mit absoluter Gewissheit lässt es sich noch nicht sagen, doch auch meine Wenigkeit plant an besagtem Wochenende der Kürnberghalle einen Besuch abzustatten (vermutlich am Samstag den 21.). Wie wäre es mit einem kleinen Meet & Greet vor dem offiziellen Treffen im August?
Wenn alles nach Plan verläuft, dürft ihr zu diesem Zeitpunkt auch schon unsere Flyer betrachten (Nochmals vielen Dank an unsere zwei kreativen DesignerInnen FAKESODA und MrFloh). Das wars eigentlich fürs Erste, lasst es uns wissen, wenn Interesse besteht, bzw. ihr vorhabt die MACOnvention zu besuchen. In diesem Sinne: Cosplayers, Wee
Holy shit Chewy is awesomeMore Like This
And right now she's trying to spend more time arting instead of dayjob-ing. So you might wanna commission her now that she's got the time.
Daily RoutineI have my own little ritual sort of say. No matter where I go, I make sure I have my sketch book with me or at least some pen and paper.More Like This
You just never know when inspiration will strike.
I thought I'd share some of my sketches today.
Some are personal, some are fan art, some are out of the blue.
Some will probably be part of my portfolio after I digitize them.
Some of you may have seen me sketch something like this during a livestream. Well I deleted it and thought I'd start from the original sketch itself this time. Also, I decided to extend the sketch out a bit to a semi-banner. Haven't thought of a title for this yet.
These next sketches is a series of the zodiac signs in alien God forms.
-Gemini- (and a dead cock rough)
-Aries- (with ra
How To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original PaintingsMore Like This
In this article I will be discussing how to sell your original paintings. If your a artist you know how intimidating this can be when you've decided to venture into sales. It may even leave you with doubts about your own work, lower your confidence as a artist, and a bit fearful. Well have no fear! I have some tips from personal experience, as well as online references and advice from fellow artists that will help with your sales.
The First Step
Before we get into 'the meat' of things your very first step is Believe in yourself. Be confident about the accomplishments you've made. If your contemplating selling anything then you have to know you're good at what you do. Let that be your mantra as an artist. Understand that how you've acquired your skills, what you choose to paint, what your art looks like, and how
Don't Go to Art School (Response)https://medium.com/i-m-h-o/138c5efd45e9 <--- Read this, dudesMore Like This
I agree with this post but I've never told anyone to not to go to art school or university.
People ask me all the time what school do I go to (ALL THE TIME). I always respond "just a cheap state university", but it kinda of bugs when people want me to be specific when it really doesn't matter.
I don't like the bureaucratic system in my university. I think taking GE classes are a waste of time and should only count as electives. I hate how the university uses the horrible methods to teach us art since it never works. I hate how the Art Department does not offer a lot of classes compared to other departments.
I took over five Animation classes and none of them helped me. What helped me was studying from the "Preston Blair Animation book". I studied it on my own time when I was doing an internship in Florida (nothing to do with my career but it was fun).
I've seen students struggle because they were not taught properly how t
Daily Deviations: How to SuggestI constantly find that many deviants, new and otherwise, simply do not know how to suggest a Daily Deviation.More Like This
Just to make sure we are all on the same page here:
Info to Know
The only rule applied to Daily Deviations is that a deviant may not receive more than one Daily Deviation within a period of three months.
All deviants, regardless of popularity, are eligible to receive Daily Deviations.
Popular deviants are still deviants and will not be disqualified on the mere charge of being popular from receiving a Daily Deviation.
Any deviation may possibly receive a Daily Deviation.
This is regardless of the amount of views or favorites it has garnered.
You are ALLOWED to suggest YOURSELF. Just don't abuse this.
The following are not rules on how to suggest Daily Deviations but rather guidelines that help staff capable to select Daily Deviations better and more quickly process suggestions.
On Comics by David NamenadNote: This article was made by the awesome The-DaneMen so be sure to check his gallery for more comic goodness.More Like This
My name is David and I've been making the comic strip "The DaneMen" for the last 7 years.
It is a strange comic strip.
No story. No dialogue. No characters.
Stranger still, every single person in "The DaneMen" looks exactly the same.
Visit this gallery for examples.
This article is meant to briefly give you some advice about comics, and for me to feel self-important.
We are already off to a great start.
First, some quick advice:
1. Read Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud.
2. Carry a small notebook with you everywhere.
3. Give yourself a deadline and keep to it.
4. Share your artwork with the world (probably via the Internet.)
5. Haters gonna hate.
That last one is more of a
Neil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales'Neil GaimanMore Like This
Neil Gaiman asked fans around the world to help him tell a new kind of story. A few weeks, thousands of Tweets, twelve stories and a galaxy of art later, 'A Calendar of Tales' was born.
It's now ready for the world to see as a beautiful digital book. Have a look, see who contributed, or watch Neil's videos to find out more about the making of 'A Calendar of Tales.'
A huge thank you is due to everyone who took part in this project. Your energy and imagination inspired Neil, and now, can inspire the world.
To celebrate the completion of 'A Calendar of Tales,' we're introducing a brand new Profile Page badge. Immerse yourself
Getting into the creative industry (my experience)I've been getting questions about my job lately (mostly because of my previous journal), so I thought I should write a short summary about how I got into this business.More Like This
My current job:
I work in a branding consultant agency as a graphic designer. My job includes (but not limited to) creating visual identity for companies (logo, brochure, website, etc.), marketing tools (flyer, merchandising, calendar), copywriting, and occasional illustration. My clients range from restaurants, hotels, office buildings, golf club, pretty much anything.
How it began:
I studied visual communication design (2007-2011) in a university. While I learned a lot of useful skills there, what I value the most is the network I built there. I met some of the top people in the business and from associations / design activism groups. Throughout 2008-2011, I became a regular lecturer's assistant, and it really helped me to stay in touch with those people. Me and a few fellow assistants usually get import
Canvas sizes - inches and dpi and pixelsThis is a sort of guide on canvas sizes, inches, dpi and pixel x pixels.More Like This
when it came to canvas sizes, I always kind of assumed that inches belonged with dpi and pixels were just pixels and that everyone knew that; but i read a whole bunch of comments on a tumblr blog where someone asked about canvas sizes, and SO MANY people were replying with things such as, "4000x4000 px at 300 dpi" or "2000x2000 px at 200dpi".
and I guess not everyone quite understands what dpi's really used for xD.
DPI = Dots per Inch. It means how many dots will be printed per inch.
DPI is actually used for printing purposes. It shows the printer how much pixels to print per inch, literally. A common printer (at home or even at a lot of printing stores) at best prints at 150dpi most of the time actually; there are some super duper great printers that can print REALLY fine that can go up to ...apparently a lot more xD; #dpi, so that's why everyone usually suggests saving your project at 300dpi; most printers are f
dA Staff Appreciation Week - Emote dA HQ Project:iconstaffappreciation:More Like This
As part deviantART Staff Appreciation Week, SanguineEpitaph and StaffAppreciation team have come up with a fun project for deviants.
Ever wonder what it's like at deviantART Headquarters? So do we! And since most of us will never know, we've decided to let our imaginations run wild and create what we think HQ would be like...if it were run by emoticons!
This project is open for anyone who can create an emote or some sort of pixel art. The project challenges you to make piece representing a part of dA HQ. You can create something specific to a real-life member, such as an emoticon of Moonbeam13, or something abstract like a general emote member of the Help Desk. We're also looking for pixel furniture (think desks, chairs, sofas), art for the walls, and other fun stuff you might imagine in the HQ offices. The StaffAppreciation team has started things out, adding some rooms and props. It's up to you to help us complete the pic
Stamp it Up ContestStamp it Up ContestMore Like This
As part of our deviantART Staff Appreciation Week (dASAW for short), StaffAppreciation brings you a contest for stamp makers, new and old alike! The objective of the dASAW is to show the core $taff of deviantART that we appreciate their time, effort, and dedication to the community and the site.
The theme for this contest is very broad. Stamps created for the contest should follow one of these ideas:
Showing support for a particular staff member (a list of staff members can be found on about).
Showing support for a particular facet (chat, forums, muro, etc.) of deviantART or for an official deviantART group.
Showcasing something you like about a staff member in particular, or about the staff as a whole.
Showing something that deviantART has done for you.
It's all about spreading the positiveness!
All entries must
deviantART Staff Appreciation Week InterviewsMoonbeam13More Like This
:iconsparklesplz: :iconmoonbeam13: :iconsparklesplz:
First, thank you for agreeing to be interviewed! I truly appreciate it. If you don't mind, could you tell us briefly how it was that you came to be an official staff member, and about how long ago that was?
I joined deviantART as a member in 2003 and in 2004 I started volunteering as a Photography Gallery Director. After volunteering in that area for a little over a year I was offered a job as the Director of Artist Relations (Now Community Relations) in June of 2005
Very interesting! At the time, and even now, what part of this job do you enjoy the most, and could you give a brief overview of what you get to do?
The unique community at deviantART is what encouraged me to join and take part as a member in the first place, and I consider blessed that I get to work directly with the community on a daily basis as par
The dASAW Secret Project:iconsparklesplz: The Secret Project :iconsparklesplz:More Like This
Hello on behalf of StaffAppreciation! I would like to bring you news of a secret project we're organizing.
I can't tell you very much, though, because it's a surprise for the $taff of deviantART. Here's what I can tell you:
The project we have organized is a gift that will be given to the staff members of deviantART directly.
This project is open to everyone on deviantART, so be sure to spread the word! There is limited space available for this project.
You will need to sign up for this project. Please send a note to StaffAppreciation with the subject "Secret Project Signup". When your note is received, you will be added to a mailing list and be kept up-to-date via deviantART notes. If more notes are received than there is space, spots will be allotted according to time of reception of the note.
Big kiriban contest - win 1 500 points! CLOSEDMore Like This
Due to the fact that I keep getting notes and comments how this and that person cheated, I have to close this contest.
I'm sorry guys.
I've always been trying to be kind and fair and I organized many kiribans already but I hate it when people don't play fair and that's why I really have to cancel this.
But, stay tuned. I decided to give a 3 month premium membership plus points giveaway!
Noone will be able to cheat that way, and luck will decide who the special winner is.
P.S. Points I was going to give you in kiriban contest will be transferred to this new contest.
Check it out here and fav the journal to participate:
Hello, my lovely watchers and kind visitors!
It's my birthday in a few days (20th June), so I decided to organize another kiriban contest with lots of points as prizes for the lucky winners.
Here are the official rules. They are simple, bu
Wanna get points for free?Hi everybody!I want to say you something very important...More Like This
I AM MAKING A "GIVE AWAY"
So it's simply.I never have make a GIVE AWAY before...Its my first....So i won't give so "MUCH" ....
ANYONE OF YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN 100 .THERE WILL BE 3 PEOPLE.SO I AM GIVING AWAY 300 ....
1.You need to add me to your devwatch.
2.You need to fav this journal
3.You need to write a journal saying "bqbqbqbbbq is making a GIVEAWAY.Please visite her page and be part of her giveaway!"
4.You need to comm here with the link of journal.
5.YOU NEED TO DO ALL 4th RULES.
Deadline is 1 July...GOOD LUCKY EVERYONE!
Every donation is really very appriciate,so please donate me some points
WINNER ANNOUNCED!Update:More Like This
The winner has 1 week to claim the prize, the points will be given as soon as the prize is claimed. If the prize is not claimed within a week, a new winner will be chosen.
The winner is....
Congrats! Here are the screenshots as promised:
Update 4/21/2012: Yeah I got a bit busy today and distracted towards the evening, winner announced tomorrow morning OTL.. too tired to take a screen shot at the moment. ;n; <3 Sorry, hang on one more day guys <3
WIN 200 POINTS! LAST DAY!
I'm hosting a 200 giveaway!
this journal to spread the word. (You MUST fav the journal!)
Write a new journal entry to spread the word and please link back in the comments to say you've done so! It can be a part of the journal entry ^_^
Street Magician: The Photography of Chris Weeks→More Like This
The Street Photography of Chris Weeks
It was only after many long frustrating hours of trying to describe what’s so special about the photographs of cweeks...
That I finally realized I was trying to describe something that wasn’t there.
I finally realized that the magical something that sets cweeks’ works apart from others is that his camera disappears. There is no sense as you look at his photos of street scenes and other captures that you are looking through a lens, even the lens of a particularly talented photographer. There is a sense of simply walking through a town and seeing what you happen to see – without the