Happy New Year from deviantART! Taking a look back!
Before we look ahead to the expanse of artistic potential that is the new year, we wanted to look back at some of the amazing things the deviantART community accomplished in 2011. We continue to be humbled, year after year, by the nurturing power of the community home grown by deviants like you. Artists and art enthusiasts of every style you can imagine consider deviantART their home on the Internet for all things creative, and their talent and enthusiasm inspire our community to greater heights than ever thought possible.
Incredible stats from 2011!
New Community Members
New Works of Art
Top tens lists!
Top 10 most deviations submitted in 2011:
I see Sho!Just feel like writing this thing in everywhere to show my excitement!! So this will be the first topic in this journal!More Like This
My number 1 idol, Sakurai Sho from Arashi, is here in my country!! HERE! right in front of me!! ok fine, not directly in front, but I still see him!
I wasn't expecting him to be at the scene actually, because of someone's LJ stated that he will not be shooting outdoor scene, and so I guessed, even if I see the shooting, won't be having him there. Who knows!!! The first person I saw was him!! I almost wanted cried when see him there!! I didn't in the end, cos sourcing around where is the best place to stalk, and not chased away by whoever there
But still I see him with my own eyes!!! And it's not EASY!!!
Not stating more details about this here, is to protect his privacy~ anyone wanted to know more, well.. PM me ba..
I might drawing one portrait of him Hee hee~
YEAH Sakurai Sho rocks!!!
OMG I STILL CAN'T TELL HOW MUCH I SO HAPPY TO SEE HIM IN PERSON
5x15 Arashi ProjectHello Everyone!More Like This
I hope that you're doing well! Anyways, I'm not sure if everyone here know about this amazing project: http://a-ra-shi-15x5.livejournal.com/
It's a fan project to deliver a huge expression of thanks to Arashi for their 15th Anniversary. I think that it's a wonderful project. So please, take a look. It's in various languages too. ^.^
And just a reminder that we're holding a contest~ details are here: http://masaki-dot-com.deviantart.com/journal/Wild-At-Heart-Contest-289610832#comments
Wild At Heart ContestHey Everyone! It's been awhile. So~ I decided that it's time for a new contest! ^.^More Like This
I'm sure that everyone's obsessed with the latest song, Wild At Heart, right? Well~ That's the topic this time around.
This time around, I will have prizes for the first 3 places.
1st Place: Wild At Heart (First Press Limited Edition) (Korean Edition)
2nd Place: TBA
3rd Place: TBA
1- Creat a work of art (any type) inspired by the song "Wild At Heart". Everything MUST be your original work, so this means that you MAY NOT use scans from magazines/screen captures from the PV/performances etc.
2- You may only submit ONE work of art.
3- Submissions are to be submitted to the Wild At Heart Contest folder. I have access open there.
4- Submissions are due by APRIL 10th, 2012, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. Any later submissions will NOT be allowed to be voted on.
5- After the submissions are in, I will make a new blog entry where you may vote for your favorite submission. You may N
New March Contest: New Contest!!!!!More Like This
Hey everyone just an idea but I would love to have :iconda-teenz: to have a contest this month. My idea is the theme be " A Day in the Life of a Teen".
Rules:All types artwork will be accepted but only few will be winners. The goal is to best portray something a teen will face in his/her day such as friendship issues, family fun, school, breakfast..anything you can think of. Be creative!! The judges will be all the co founders including myself.
Make sure: your title is the type of teen part of the day your trying to portray. and include in your description part of your work that this is for an da-teenz contest
Dealine: the end of march
Amount of time to submit work: 1 entry per person
judges: your lovely co-founders
prizes: tbd comment if you will like to contribute anything
Art thing of the week: The result of the ChallengeOkay, so a couple weeks ago i challenged all you guys to try drawing a miniature portrait, anyone who participated would get their minies and another piece of their art in a group journal feature, as well as a feature in my own journal, so here it is:More Like This
Another work from her gallary-
:iconsarahhart4:-(she drew tiny pictures in the corners of the paper ^0^ )
Another work from her gallary-
:iconChocolateSky: My contribution-
Another work from my gallary-
Thank you so much to those who participated
:iconyeeeeaaaah: to those who didn't
Hope you guys had fun with this, i'll think of another challenge soon and if anyone has any ideas then just leave a comment.
if i missed anybodies pplease let me know and i'm sorry if i did
Hope you like
gonna make 33 and maybe more Sho-chansSCREW ACTA, SOPA, AND PIPA. I want to draw my Chesutos!More Like This
I will begin with Chesutoman... I will always post Chesutos during Tuesdays and Fridays (and maybe Saturday)
Cute video.Randomly looking for new Arashi clips this morning and came across this fun little clip:More Like This
According to the person who posted (thank you!) , "In early summer 2011, JGSDF (Japan Ground Self-Defense Force) played a medley of Japanese idol group "ARASHI" for the people who was severely hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake."
It's great to hear/see this fun take on Arashi, especially knowing how much they and their music mean (to all of us!), and as we come up on the one year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami.
Art Thing of the Week, And a CHALLENGE!Mini portraits!More Like This
Cool aren't they? I think the key is to have a really sharp pencil
And now, I CHALLENGE YOU! yes all you guys (members of YoungAndCreative) to try to create your own miniature portraits, or drawings of any sorts, whatever works for you Try to keep it under 1.5x1.5 inches (3.8 cm), i know not all of you like doing traditional artwork (it dosen't have to be realistic) but just try anyway. If you are going to participate then submit your miniature to the group gallary (traditional folder please) by Tuesday the 7 of February. Anyone who participates will get their miniature and another piece from their gallary featured in the group journal and my own (i hope thats enough incentive to participate ) I really hope to see all of you try because you're all spectacular young artists!
Vote! Vote! VOTE!One thig i wanna say is..... GO VOTE ARASHI TO THE TOP! They need all the suport now so Justin Bieber don't win D: (sorry if you like Justin...BUT we cant miss the chance to see Arashi in London!)More Like This
We need them a little higher on the list... Maybe the top xP
Click and Vote NOW!
Soooo What do you guys think? Do they have a chance??
And who else can have a good chance ??
Final Data on ContestWe are up to 444 Members and 433 Watchers (We shall try to keep this updated since this will be sent out to new members)More Like This
Unless you the small artist just flood us with not liking this, this is how the contest will play out!
January: Traditional Art (Anything done with out technology)
February: Digital Art (Almost anything done with technology [stamps can go in here])
March: Photo-manipulation (If you edit a picture it belongs here)
April: Photography (Pure photos taken with a camera)
May: People (Cosplays, make- up, people in general)
June: Artisan Crafts (You made it like earrings or in one case wands)
August: Literature (Poems, short stories)
While people are submitting to the currents months entries you the Small Artist will be voting on last months entries
ex: Its February you go submit a piece of art to that month theme
Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben HeineUndoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing `BenHeine.More Like This
Artist on Fire:
The Creative Juggernaut that is BenHeine
Wed Jan 18, 2011, 7:00 PM
Undoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists
exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing BenHeine.
In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,
he is currently with few peers. His unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines
and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries
and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romani
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...More Like This
Cathedral Of NatureLouie Schwartzberg: Witness to Nature’s Winged Struggle for Our Survival. Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi word meaning “life out of balance.” It was also an amazing documentary film utilizing slow-motion and time-lapse photography of cityscapes and landscapes across America to beautifully, although disturbingly, depict our modern society’s growing unbalance.More Like This
Fri Dec 30, 2011, 9:11 PM
Louie Schwartzberg: Witness to Nature’s Winged Struggle for Our Survival
Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi word meaning “life out of balance.” It was also an amazing documentary
film utilizing slow-motion and time-lapse photography of cityscapes and landscapes across America to
beautifully, although disturbingly, depict our modern society’s growing unbalance.
View *louieschwartzberg second video, “Wings of Life” on YouTube
Cathedral Of Nature (cont.)
ART HISTORY - Dec Roundup & Programme for Jan:iconcommunityrelations:More Like This
DistortedSmile, ScENeYmE and the rest of the communityrelations Team bring you ART HISTORY, a series of articles about the entire History of Art.
The articles have been written by various Community Volunteers, Senior Members, Groups and the Community itself.
FULL LINE UP ---> http://distortedsmile.deviantart.com/journal/ART-HISTORY-SIGN-UP-219507394
(If you notice that an area of Art is not represented and YOU would like to get involved then please note myself or ScENeYmE ASAP and we will get you sorted)
Here are the Articles from December if anyone missed them!
Renaissance and Mannerism
See the collection here ---> http
Project Ed Tutorials: PhotographyPhotography In a sense feels like it would be simple enough for the most part.More Like This
You use the device in your hands to look at something and you press a button to capture the image you want.
That's the gist of it, but there's considerably more to it than that, especially if you want to take something that accurately represents your intentions.
For Project Educate, I'll be featuring some deviation tutorials on Photography that I like and hope that you yourself will find useful as a budding, seasoned or humbled expert photographer.
They will be broken down in the form of Technical and Creative tutorials. Some will be focused on numbers and basic ideas to compose and make a quality photo and others will be focused on what you can do with those techniques to make advanced visual creations.
For the most part, these tutorials apply to anyone that owns a camera, whether it be your compact, point and shoot or a DSLR.
Shutter Speed -
deviantART and Journal spam: what we're doing!Spam is a constant thorn in the side of every Internet user's daily life. From the mundane to the surreal, these emails appear in our inboxes so frequently, messages from South African attorneys offering $10 million dollars get marked as spam without a second thought to savvy users.More Like This
We define spam as the misuse of communication systems to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately to our deviants. Typically, the content of spam messages is aimed at advertising a product that is often counterfeit or potentially malicious. With the rise of social networking, there's been an increase in more direct spamming -- companies who directly target your social network profiles.
"Over the last few years, deviantART has had a small but unfortunate stream of such abuse. Usually, it’s as easy as banning the offending members and moving on to more pressing problems, but recently something happened that caused us to re-evaluate how we handle spam issues."
The deviantWEAR Design Battle is here! New! Introducing the deviantWEAR Design Challenge!More Like This
Have you ever wanted to be a famous shirt designer? Perhaps you've wanted to be the devil wearing Prada, approving only the hottest styles? There's something for everyone in our new deviantWEAR Design Challenge!
The concept is simple: we give you a challenge, you create the design, deviants vote, and the winners get paid if their designs are chosen by the judging panel.
Have some mad design skills?
Our first challenge is to design deviantART's newest logo shirt. Using the assets and template provided at the challenge category, create a shirt focused around deviantART’s logo. Three finalists will be selected -- each will receive $1500 cash and 25 units of their own shir
Project Educate: Shooting Fireworks! Shooting FireworksMore Like This
The most popular and in my opinion the trickiest subject for Night time photography is Fireworks.
The important thing to remember is to use your own eyes and step away from the camera every so often. Nobody wants to go to a Firework display and not remember what the real thing was like. Memory is far better than the select sensations a picture can provoke!
USE the Tripod. It's not there as a leaning post. It's not there to look pretty or to rest your camera on when you feel like it. It's there to be used!
USE your remote shutter release!
Choose your frame Horizontal/Vertical make sure you have your position and your image scope sorted out before you begin. With Fireworks it's very easy to get distracted!
Choose your Aperture Most of the time it's best to shoot between f/8 to f/16.
Choose your Shutter Speed Don't l
Project Educate: Night PhotographyProject Educate: PhotographyMore Like This
A shot in the Dark
This short article coupled with Photographing Fireworks will hopefully aim to share some tips and skills at shooting in the dark and how you can make the most of the darker evenings drawing in (for most of us anyway!)
Camera it needs to be capable of long exposure to capture the best of night time photography. Bulb Settings are very important to enable you to hold the shutter open for a long time.
Lenses Wide angle, telephoto a range is best if you have access to it. Wide angle lens are fantastic for capturing those motorway shots from bridges of long distance traffic light trails. Telephoto lens are more useful for captures of the moon and other details.
Tripod This is
Project Educate: Aperture, Shutter & ISO SpeedToday we'll take a quick basic look at Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO Speed.More Like This
The aperture determines the amount of light that is allowed into the digital sensor. A small number indicates a large aperture whereas a large number indicates a lower aperture. For example, an aperture of 8 would let in less light than an aperture of 4. Imagine your eye, specifically your pupil; the bigger the pupil is, the more light is being let in and the smaller it is, the less light. This is what is effectively happening with your camera. The aperture also determines the DOF (depth of field).
The numbers you usually see on the side of lenses look like this;
F 22 | 16 | 11 | 8 | 5.6 | 2.4
The larger the number, the less light is allowed in. Each number depicts double the amount of light allowed through the lens. For example, an aperture of 5.6 will allow twice the amount of light in than 8, but only half the amount of light than 2.4.
Architecture, Urban and Rural Spotlight Vol. 19Alabastra'sMore Like This
Spotlight Vol. 19
Architecture, Urban and Rural
FLOWIN by Draken413o
Venice Sunset by hdai007
...budapest IV... by roblfc1892
.,.,.,. by dasTOK
The Crane House Cologne 2 by wulfman65
London.07 Tower Bridge by sensorfleck
Tanks by F1L1P
Rolling with the Eiffel by EdwinMartinez
Serenissima by EdwinMartinez
offices by HaruNiji
Qianmen Street Five pailou by sunny2011bj
The Windy City by Thiur
New York: Windows, Reflections and other things. by junepenn
City Of Perth by THEBUTTERFLYANGELS
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Don't hesitate to note me with the thumb! I'll do my best to get it in the next feature.
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Architecture, Urban and Rural Spotlight Vol. 14Alabastra'sMore Like This
Spotlight Vol. 14
Architecture, Urban and Rural
myZeil-Shoppingmall by msiebenmedia
Life`s a Rollercoaster... by JonnyGoodboy
A Birds Eye View Above Manhattan by Matthias-Haker
Arundel cathedral II by lostknightkg
Story by heeeeman
The Ethereal Lands III: The Dark Tower by vazagothic
eiffel tower by c0okiesxcreAm
Berliner Dom by IsacGoulart
Burj Al Arab by luxjai1
A Sight to Behold by praddles
Chicago CLI by DanielJButler
Dusseldorf Medienhafen LE by Durdenyr
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Architecture, Urban and Rural Spotlight Vol. 13Alabastra'sMore Like This
Spotlight Vol. 13
Architecture, Urban and Rural
Chicago Lights by IsacGoulart
The Bridge by Direct2Brain
Batu Caves by Draken413o
Split by JimP4nsen
fluchtpunkt by Keischa-Assili
go down by Keischa-Assili
Millennium bridge by candy82
On the fifth by NiiiaMan
...Prague Morning... by erhansasmaz
Binsbach by wwwieslaw
Big by Reggaemanyo
Boise in Infrared by vazagothic
time traveler by mj-magic
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Architecture, Urban and Rural Spotlight Vol. 11Alabastra'sMore Like This
Spotlight Vol. 11
Architecture, Urban and Rural
Perth City - Collapse by prodigieux-monde
these houses by lichtfaengerin
Tulip Stairs by kouettte
Save Tonight by JacquelineBarkla
Hilltop Apartment View by WiDoWm4k3r
Prague from above by liban
A cloudy morning in NY by Matthias-Haker
Stade Olympique de Montreal by DemieLune
Prada at Aoyama by adiwiwid
The Tourist by Pajunen
le fountain by troldemort
Venezia by IsacGoulart
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Photography Weekly: Edition TwentyPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDMore Like This
"It's not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one. - Robert Capa"
The Pulitzer Prize Winning Photos were announced this week and with it a debate was sparked about how best to display the controversial winners. The winning shot is Photo-journalism at it's best - and indeed humanity at its worst. The image depicts a young Afghan girl standing in the midst of the after effects of a bomb explosion. She is covered in blood, and around her lay bodies. Whilst the publication of graphic images has been a tough and much debated topic for some time - the very taking of such photos has sparked cynicism and unrest between many. Photo-journalists much of the time take their lives into their own hands when they document the horrors of this
Photography Weekly: Edition Twenty TwoPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDMore Like This
"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us." - Winston Churchill
The general theme this week is focusing on Architecture and in particular how to drum a bit more enthusiasm for noticing what's around us and capturing it successfully on camera. Architecture is profoundly unavoidable whether we like it or not! It's there in everyday life through work, socialising, living, politics and everything in between. The Architecture Gallery here on deviantART is vast and contains a great range of inspiring artworks.
Spotlight Deviant LeMatos
Here for just nine months LeMatos has already made an impact on the Architecture Community having been spotted and suggested for this feature by anmari the Architecture Community Volunteer!
Spotlight Group :devstunningArchitectu
Photography Daily Deviations - January 2012For other Photography Daily Deviations please check out ScENeYmE's round up for this month which you can find Here!More Like This
50 Entree Fromage by RoselineLphoto
Coffee by Teayii
Demarcation by DireDigression
Luxury by EliseEnchanted
Marina Bay Panorama by Pandowo014
On the turning away by realityDream
274 by AmeliaPhotography
glass by SabrinaCichy
Bridal Party by demi2004
Extraterrestrial by colorful-child Kissyfish by lorrainemd
Dancing under the rain 2 by naru-naru3 fades down far by Migrena
Come and tell me a story,Mommy by LiiQa
Tuxessories Cameo for Charity by behindinfinity :thumb280862522:
Marie Antoinette by Gurololi
Want to Suggest
Photography Weekly: Edition FifteenPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDMore Like This
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
― Margaret Atwood
In the UK Spring is most definitely here. And with it comes a plethora of Photo-graphical opportunities. Whilst there are the flowers, trees and in particular blossoms coming into bloom there are also the youngsters. Baby Animals! Birds beginning to nest and in general it seems - an influx of human babies too! There is no shortage of opportunities to take a photo at this time of year here and there are some useful tips to get you out and about making the most of the season...
Use sunrises and sunsets - the lightest part of the day at lunchtime and the dusky evenings to capture spring landscapes at their best. Utilize the foggy mornings with sun streaming through too! Avoid white light - at this time of year it's incredibly harsh and doesn't do much to enhance your photos. And also k
Photography Weekly: Edition SixteenPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDMore Like This
“Photoshop is just like makeup. When it’s done well it looks great, and when it’s overdone you look like a crazy asshole.”
Photoshop. You either love it, hate it or don't know because you can't afford it. As well as there being some fantastic tutorials out there to help you learn how to get the most from your work - I recently discovered Photoshop Actions. There are plenty here on deviantART to help you enhance your work in the most intriguing of ways. I had an experiment this week and found that the results were just amazing. Browse PS Actions yourself here on deviantART and see what you can find. The actions are fairly straightforward to use. You just download it and then install it into your actions pane on Photoshop. Most of them have a mini tutorial attached t
Photography Weekly: Edition NineteenPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDMore Like This
“Creative slump - the Photographers equivalent of drought."
Every so often (and for many of us it feels like everyday sometimes!) we fall into a creative slump. It's not a place that the bubbliest most inspiring of people can rise us from. It's a horrible place, where you feel like you'll never be able to recoup that creativity again. But then something changes and you climb back out, you keep drawing, or fractal-ing or taking photographs and you're happy again.
It's funny how when we're creatively over flowing and positively genius's we rarely look back and remember the time when we couldn't envisage being artistic ever again. But equally when we're down and grasping at straws to try and pull ourselves out - we forget the achievements we've made, the times we succeeded. Perhaps it's time to remember both feelings - one extreme to another - maybe that will provide the little lift or equally the littl
Contest 03 - Mario's Many Party MembersAND THE WINNERS ARE....More Like This
Really great job everyone! Thanks for entering!
DON'T FORGET TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZES!
Sorry I'm a little late closing the contest.
The voting will be open very soon!
Mario's many Party Members from the Paper Mario and Mario RPG series!
For this you will be drawing any of the Paper Mario (or Mario RPG) partners. This means only the characters who joined Mario's party for permanent, not temporary or anything else. I will only be accepting PG picture for this. No nipples, butts, or anything that portrays the characters in a grotesqu
We're back. June 21, 2012More Like This
I'm back! And the group is now on non-hiatus!
Please give the other admins and I a chance to plan the chat event and the next opening (in that order).
Also, thank you to everyone for wishing me luck on my finals! I did mostly okay.
May 15, 2012
Here are the features from Event 1, Dot's Mixer: http://fav.me/d4tz64k
So be sure to give them all a congratulations on such a great job!
Very soon we will be having our next event, within the next week or so. And heads up- it will be a CHAT event. C H A T. And then after that, an opening. So get prepared!
I also wiped this journal, except for the entry before this one.
Hey~! Deadline for Event 1 is over.
Please give us mods a week to pick the ones that will be featured, and to decide what will happen to the people who didn't do theirs and were supposed to >u
Valentine's daay meme1.Are you single or taken?More Like This
All the single ladies... put cho' hands upp!
2. Chocolate or flowers?
Chocolate, chocolate, CHOOOOCOOLAAATEEEEEE!!
3. Will you do anything special for Valentine's Day?
Yes. Be forever alone and eat.
4. Do you like anyone?
Yes. Unrequited love is fun, no?
5. Were you dating anyone last Valentines?
6. Who do you want to spend valentines with?
7. Do you make a big deal about Valentines?
Naaah. It's just a regular day of the week. It's nothing really that special unless you are in a relationship with someone. Even so..
8. Have you ever had a secret admirer?
Never. Fortune cookies always say I do but that's a load of bologne.
9. Would you ever write someone a love letter?
I would, but then I would freak out and probably rip it out.
10. Do you believe in Cupid?
PFFFFT. Possibly Cupid could symbolize romantic attraction, but not the being himself.
11. Do your parents give you presents on Valentines?.
Yesss. I usually get a new book.
12. Do you still se
Wii-U thoughts and speculation.Microsoft and Sony are rumored to be preparing to unveil their next gen consoles (the as of yet untitled NextBox and Ps4) at the next E3 convention. Nintendo already announced last year that they were going to reintroduce the Wii-U because too many people got confused and didn't realize it was a whole new console. The Wii-U is set to release this year around August. Since the rumors have been spreading about Microsoft and Sony's possible unveiling, fanboys have wasted no time professing doom and gloom for Nintendo. (BTW: I really think Microsoft should call their next console the Kinexbox)More Like This
Now, I'm a Nintendo fanboy through and through, but can I just remind people that even IF the Ps4 and NextBox ARE unveiled at this upcoming E3... they aren't going to be ready to ship to the consumer this year. At most, they'd come out next year, and probably late next year too. Unless Microsoft and Sony have been really good about keeping secrets (snicker) the chances of them being at the same devel
25 Things I learned being a Comic Artist in 2011The following list contains intense amounts of SARCASM for the purpose of satire and humor.More Like This
1. Never offer artistic advice or hint at the possibility that the way young and inexperienced groups of artists work might in some way be flawed.
2. Every comic must be inherently drawn better and be funnier than the last.
3. Humor is NOT relative/subjective.
4. Nothing is funny. Ever.
5. Even the most trivial aspects of your comic must be taken 100% seriously.
6. Failure to incorporate conflicting suggestions for improvement = incapable of accepting criticism.
7. Trying to quelch flame wars also inexplicably = incapable of accepting criticism.
8. Trying to explain your artistic decisions = incapable of accepting criticism.
9. Having lots of watchers = having an inflated ego.
10. Reaching the frontpage = getting Daily Deviation.
11. Every character you draw (even ones you do for commission/jobs) = your personal opinions and beliefs which you must obviously follow rigidly IRL.
12. Never change y
My break started! + Collab deadline December 20!My winter break started! Yay! Now I can get stuff done! (Maybe)More Like This
And guys, the Zelda OC collab ends in FOUR days So please, if you're attending, I HAVE to have your entries by then! I gave you time since October, and I am NOT extending further, you hear me?
BIG Collab with lots of people!
Here's the subject; You must draw ONE of your Zelda OCs in a fancy outfit! It can be a suit, fancy dress, just as long as it's suitable for a fancy party, like this (Collab part by Ppeacht)
You can only draw ONE Zelda OC, and it has to be your OC. If it's some else's, you shall be forced to redraw the picture. And it MUST be a full-body picture
The picture must be colored. It would be best f it had a transparent background, but if you're unable to do that, leave the background white and I'll apply it
I will only open slots of 50-70 characters. it will be a pretty big file and I don't want it to crash XP
You have to draw it-don't ask anyone random to dr
2012 video game collab!So... For my 100K Kiriban - The prize will be very great - I promise you there ^^ - you know the drill - get the 100,000 pageview, print screen and then link it to me - trust me I think you will love the suprise!More Like This
Ok...Well looking at my poll, it seems that the majority of people chose to keep the collab a Nintendo zone!
(Sorry for those who wanted the other two platforms to be included )
Please guys! Tell everyone you know, it would help me so much
Well then I am going to make a list of 212 (212 for 2012 xD) separate spaces for 212 different characters, being honest I know there are definitively more then 212 Nintendo based characters, so c'mon guys, help me to fill these 212 different spaces with Nintendo game characters!
Writing Contest - OVER The contest is over! Hurry up and turn in your entires!More Like This
Alright, well we've had contests for drawing, and a lot of them at that, so me and C-D666 (both writers ) decided to have a writing contest for those who have been left out. Now I can already hear you artists groaning at the prospect and I have a few words for you: Shut up and sit down. Complaining won't get you anywhere. Either try your luck in this contest or wait for the next one, which will surely be a drawing contest once more.
Deadline is: January 6th (Collateral-Damage666's birthday )
The prompt is:
Now I can hear the writers groaning. In which case I repeat the words above. For this contest you can do whatever the hell you want. You can even write a fanfiction if you feel like it! Don't get the prompt? Then don't hesitate as
2012 Nintendo collabration! :DOMG SORRY I TOOK SO LONG! Who knew that work took all my week up DX, ahh well, the training is done now, so now I have more time to be on here againMore Like This
Before anyone asks, I know Banjo and Kazooie is now owned by Microsoft - It used to be a Nintendo CLASSIC!, so I have included characters from Banjo and Kazooie.
I have also included Sonic the hedgehog characters also - as Sega/Sonic team and Nintendo used to have a partnership - now Sega/Sonic Team have a partnership with all three platforms
Ok makes sense?
Well here goes , btw...this takes a 'shroom-eating long time to write by the way! xD (Journal is gonna be so long)
1. Mario - NatSilva
4.Princess Daisy - Daisy-4ever
6. Bowser - MKDrawings
7. Bowser jr
8. Yoshi (green)
9. Yoshi (red)
10. Yoshi (blue) - YoshiMaker999
11. Yoshi (yellow) - kirby456
12. Toad - Nintooner
All About MeTaken from The-cannibal-sheep, Tee-JMore Like This
I felt left out you bitches so here is a bawww jorunal D;. (kidding, doing this cuz im bored)
[Nicknames] Trace, Tracigan, Tracerella
[Screen name] Trace_Tsuji (Newest), Tracinator, Norieko, trace_yuki (first)
[Birthday] March 18
[Astrological sign?] Pisces
[Chinese zodiac sign?] Monkeh
[Location] United States, HI
[Marital Status] Single
[Eye color] Dark brown
[Hair color] Black (natural), Reddish (dyed), Faded brown/black (when dye runs out)
[Shoe size] 10 (I have fricken big feet 8T )
[Parents still together?] Yep
[Siblings?] Younger Brother
[Kids of your own?] YES!! jk, no
[Grandkids?] xDD yeah sure, my invisi kids made them
[Pets?] 2 dogs (Pomeranian, Japanese Spitz/Pom), 3 parakeets
[Education?] on and off college student (might drop out completely)
[Rent, lease, or own your home?] I live in my parents basement ;D
[Have any credit cards?] I have a debit one :3
If You Didn't Get the ChanceConsider commissioning Emily! She's looking for some business over the holidays. She hasMore Like This
too lowgood prices and is a fast worker, not to mention she's so very creative. ♥
Check out her journal:
Past Commissions I've purchased from her:
Emily I think I am officially your biggest
whoreI mean, fan.
Contest! *NEW ENTRIES* -2 daysjust a reminder and updateMore Like This
Theme: Draw/Write about your OC/FC and mine interacting,
Categories: Best friends, Cute Couple, or Worst Enemies.
April 2nd at 5pm Hawaii Time, don't know what Hawaii time is? then go here.
-Must be a watcher of mine
- Must have 1 of your characters and 1 of mine, Can be a OC, or fandom OC (Im going to be big meanie and say, any fandom oc, EXCEPT MLP ones (why because they're easy to draw and I just don't want them)
- Adding more is optional
- NO BASES
- Making up new outfits for them is okay too. Just don't put my Arhkibori in modern day casual clothes. It has to be fantasy like.
- Keep them in character. I have really fleshed out bios, but if you have a question of how they would react, go ahead and ask me (via note or MSN)
- Art and writing are b
#StopSOPA - Jan 18 - Web Blackout + Response to dAPlease See Edit 10 at the bottom for Response to dA updateMore Like This
Please Comment and Fave to show your support. Please feel free to ask questions as well.
Consider sharing with your watchers as well!
For those of you wondering what SOPA/PIPA are, take a look at this video http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/
As a protest of #SOPA and #PIPA (The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act) two pieces of legislation that are up for debate once again on January 18, 2012, I will be blacked out from all my websites, deviantART included. What does this mean?
"On January 18, between 8am and 8pm EST (or 13:00 and 01:00 UTC), Reddit will be blacking out their website in protest of SOPA and PROTECT IP. We request all website administrators worldwide - and especially those running large user-content websites - to black out their website at the same time, to voice their opposition of SOPA and PROTECT IP. This legislation may very well not only change the future of the in
Oh No! Manga @ Jan.21-22 & Commission CLOSEDMore Like This
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MY COMMISSION STATUS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
For final list, please look at my home page below my deviant ID.
But if you're willing to wait and have a long patience X
2011...Probably one of the best years of my life. x3 Sure, bad stuff happened, but there was a lot more good stuff. 2011 was my new beginning. I left my old account and moved onto this one - something I've never been able to do before. I met some amazing people who mean more to me than they can imagine. They've been there for me not just through the good times, but through the bad times too. So, thank you. Thank you for being my friends. <3 I was reintorduced to two really great book series - Harry Potter and Eragon. And I found my favorite movie - Thor. x3 I laughed and I cried. I felt alone, but I also felt like there were more people who loved me and cared about me than ever before. I fell short of some of my goals, but I also did things I never thought I could. I just wanted to thank all my friends and watchers. Without you guys, I wouldn't be here today. All your support is what drives me to continue writing my stories or drawing. Thank you. <3 And so, goodbye, 2011. Thank you forMore Like This
Memes and StuffHappy Birthday Stuff: :iconbdaycakeplz: :iconcakeplz: :icongiftplz: :iconpresentplz:More Like This
Happy Birthday 2: :iconblue-hplz: :iconblue-aplz: :iconblue-pplz: :iconblue-pplz::iconblue-yplz:
:iconblue-bplz: :iconblue-iplz: :iconblue-rplz: :iconblue-tplz: :iconblue-hplz: :iconblue-dplz: :iconblue-aplz::iconblue-yplz:
Now this is nice: :icondsfav1plz::icondsfav2plz::icondsfav3plz:
Another nice one: :iconthanksforthe01plz::iconthanksforthe02plz::iconthanksforthe03plz::iconthanksforthe04plz:
SO Many Emoticons and Memes!I wonder how many billions of them are on this site.More Like This
:iconrbyw: :iconbdaycakeplz: :iconcakeplz: :icongiftplz: :iconpresentplz:
:iconmonkeylaughplz: :iconyoyocryplz: :iconmonkeybombplz: :iconyoyociciplz: :iconmonkeyhiplz: :iconmonkeyloveplz: :iconomgsocuteplz: :iconmonkeychuckleplz: :iconpissedmonkeyplz: :iconafraidmonkeyplz: :iconmonkeyshyplz: :iconmonkeytantrumplz: :iconparanoidmonkeyplz: :iconsc
Contest informations!!!!!so it is time for the Contest!!More Like This
the Theme will be "Crossover"
in your Crossover picture should be at least one of the followings words shown "Fight", "Hate","Love" and " Friendship" .........you can choose only one word or you can combinate these words as you like........
you have to be a member of this group!!
OC's are allowed
Any Game-Characters are allowed
Any Anime/Manga- Characters are allowed
Digital- and Traditional art is allowed
references are allowed for poses (don't redraw a existing Manga page or Drawing!!! it has to be from you!!)
NO Yaoi, Yuri or Hentai
For the Cosplayers in the group we figured out a little different Contest..........
you can do also do a Crossover Cosplay with the leadwords or you take a photo from you in your favorite Cosplay symbolize one of these words.
The Cosplay part will get a extra voting and the prizes will be decided after we got the first
#Monoshitsuji-FanClub Folders GuideFeaturedMore Like This
Every week, we will choose a deviation
and will put it here as "the feature of the week"!
No one can upload their deviations here!
if you do it.. the deviation will be rejected!!
(we'll tell you which folder your deviation should be in ^^)
Here you must upload any deviation which contents
any NEW Kuroshitsuji character (like Hannah, the triplets, etc).
-A deviation where appears only Alois. you must put it on "Bocchan"
-A deviation where appears only Claude. you must put it on "Butlers"
(note: a deviation which includes Alois and Claude together must be on this folder! ;D)
Here you must upload any deviation which appears Alois or Ciel or both of them only.
Here you must upload any deviation which appears Claude or Sebastian or both of them only.
(Hannah, the Triplets and Grell shouldn't be on this folder!!!)
Here you must upload any de
SUMMER AND SWEETS CONTEST! EndedAND IT IS OVER! TIME TO REVIEW THE SUBMISSIONS! I will post the winners shortlyMore Like This
Hello my lovelies! Here is a contest JUST FOR YOU! <3 I read the themes you posted and the most common themes that appeared was SUMMER and SWEETS!
You MUST have BOTH themes present in the picture or story - Summer AND sweets.
ALSO my dearies there will be another contest RIGHT AFTER THIS ONE for my birthday with AMAZING prizes
If you are unable to participate why not donate a prize? Llama badge, Cake badge, Points, Drawing, Premium membership - All types of prizes are acceptable
ANYWHO here are the rules!
- Must Contain Sebastian, the pairing doesnt have to be centered around him however.
- Cosplay of other characters from different fandoms allowed!
- Winners will be decided on how creative the image or story is.
- Must stick to the theme 'Summer and Sweets', any pairings alowed as long as sebastian is present.
>> Folder InformationBefore you start...More Like This
Here is the updated and detailed list of all our gallery folders and what they are for. Please read this through thoroughly as any deviations submitted to the wrong folder will be declined. Also, please note that you should not use the [Submit to this Gallery] button at the top of the main gallery page. This simply submits to the first open folder which, 99% of the time, will be the wrong one.
To feature our Members of the Month, contest winners, Features of the Week and other significant pieces.
For any art featuring a character you have created yourself.
>> Submit to the sub folders, not the main folder.
For any art featuring an existing character. This also applies to artwork of other people's original characters.
>> Submit to the sub folders, not the main folder.
For artwork featuring celebrities, musicians, friends, etc.
>> Submit to t
Yummy Stuff!Look at all these delicious looking treats! *__* My good friend, :icontryingtobeanangel: gave me these memes. Thank you very much, tryingtobeanangel! <3More Like This
April Color Contest - Begin!BULLETIN:More Like This
Well...not actually begin begin. You guys could begin as early as three days ago (time machines if you got'em, holla!). But I am posting this as the official go-to journal for the April Color Contest, seeing as the raffle tied into the previous announcement has ended.
Also! I get to announce the opening of the next wave of donations! Check it!
(Donations. We needs 'em...)
It's also that time again for me to get on my knees and plead, plead, plead for some generous souls to throw in any spare points they have rattling about for the next contest's prize pool. As usual, we'll post a big ol' gushy lovey dovey thank-you journal featuring all of you handsome trendsetters for so selflessly giving away dA points to your fellow young artists.
To donate, just follow that big ol' image to CMC-Donations
colorist availableI am available to do some coloring for anyone looking for something colored. I am not charging for this so if you are looking for someone to color something you can Note me. I can say I prefer to stay with G1 transformers, some Xmen and depending on any other subject you will have to let me know to see if I can color it. I can color comic pages, singular bot pictures and depending on the Xmen related pic I can do some mild action pages.More Like This
I am doing this to learn more and to get more practice in.
The Coming Storm Part 4 PreviewFun Pub has updated its DeviantART page with a two-page, undialoged preview of the next installment of "The Coming Storm"!More Like This
Credits for Part 4:
Rik Alvarez & Pete Sinclair - Story, Pete Sinclair & Myself - Writers, Dan Khanna - Pencils, Josh Warner - Inks, Thomas Deer - colors, Myself - Letters, Pete Sinclair - Managing editor
Coulour me challenge - part2 featureEDIT- GUYS ITS SO MANY ENTRY THIS IS WHY I MAKE 2 JOURNALS FEATURE. part1 http://ryky.deviantart.com/journal/Coulour-me-challenge-FEATURE-443300618More Like This
OOOOOOOH woooow .... guys.... i dont know what to say ... i dont have words for you .You all are just INCREDIBLY AWESOME!!!!! Every work here is original and unique and absollutely amazing.I love every version here!!!.All the color choices , all the ideas .. just WOW And im so happy you take a time and make my challenge.Its means a lot to me! .And i hope it was fun! And because is huge turnout.I will make another challenge soon!I I hope you join again.Last words what i want to say its THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!! I love you all! ENJOY YOUR BREATHTAKING WORKS!
Coulour me challenge - FEATUREEDIT- GUYS ITS SO MANY ENTRY THIS IS WHY I MAKE 2 JOURNALS FEATURE. PART 2 IS HERE -More Like This
OOOOOOOH woooow .... guys.... i dont know what to say ... i dont have words for you .You all are just INCREDIBLY AWESOME!!!!!Every work here is original and unique and absollutely amazing.I love every version here!!!.All the color choices , all the ideas .. just WOW And im so happy you take a time and make my challenge.Its means a lot to me! .And i hope it was fun! And because is huge turnout.I will make another challenge soon!I I hope you join again.Last words what i want to say its THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!! I love you all! ENJOY YOUR BREATHTAKING WORKS!
(if you dont see your works in this journal feature.Send me a note with link to your work.And I'll fix it! Thank
Interesting - part 99 InterestingMore Like This
- Wintercity - by luminauradreaming by dukeofspadeH + Sunwheel - Oct 2011 by RaphaelleMVintage Charlotte by bydandphotographyCatch me if you can by GD2374mayiLove Fruit by Pandora-CreationsFishamich Moonriver by Low-LighterMounts by BDraw20121 by KunsTraeumeattack of the pink...(Brasil No.31) by tanja1983flying green by junewu0730Clem - back of dress by irenenenenebowler on the fire by StargazerLZFamiliar by natalievonravenHellenic Mythology - Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth by EmanuellaKozasa l o n e by KeyLimePandaZombie pizza lover! by nefedInner Workings by SaraPlanteShielding by Ann-WvynElif by remstanInna y Lenna (Apple Tree) by kelly-NantesPink Faery by NuzvaelSombre forêt by SieskjaWindow glass by kayaksailorBunny by ChocoSweet-ReineBlanka and Shantal by Nord-SolMottenflug by mohn-blumeI wish... by SchirakiMakin' Mischief by BeanjamishMaid Margaery by ratscapeBusy Bees... by justOhandmeTeal Eye Makeup by Desert-WindsZombie Mermaid by koffinkandySTOCK - Oriental Goth - Portrait by Apsara-ArtA Siren's Song by Fleurine-RetoreMirrors' Demon by DominikBroniekBurning inside out by fravenmortHarpy by candyheartsyndromewhen the last leaves fall by Peace-June
Interesting - part 85More Like This
Canton Shore by PariahLycanBlack Coast by mdomaradzki
- Teatime - by Prometheus1706Tulips and wildflowers by SpoonEaterBeach Relax by newjuventud
Umbrella by Zi0oToPuff Herbal [94/365] by DaphneNgstone walls by slatkatajna
Yellow in the middle of blue by CocoaDesertmorning by R9A
Optimus Prime Painting by Hazey1988Pixel 50x50 Practice by SillyArtistU3 by ty-rolka
Desolation Part III - Farmstead by shadothezombieProduction of Night by Makoto13
56709645 by natucyathere's a dream II by TanjaMariaspring sunshine by Ingelore
Daydream by Dreamsymbol
Animal instinct #2More Like This
Lonely by LocalzNallachius americanus by duggiehoo
hanging by a moment by A-jeanHeman by RobinHedbergFriesian in Sunflowers by LarissaAllen
guinea y o g a by A-jeankitten by jojobatanesiButinage by lawra
LXVII by as-red-as-fireSleep little darling, by xmarvelEmily by Photo-Grafixx
kitty by vikatoriukslittle moment by morhoDay One - When You Were Born by TeaPhotography
Iguanananana III by JonShotFirst- by JenniferloverI love water by aniaw
Pink Dreams by Photo-GrafixxBaby Monkey at Edinburgh Zoo by kharashovBoomer by PatriciaVazquez
Lynx 2 by rainman65Baby Lynx by TVD-PhotographyLilly by StineJ
Thorny Ant, Polyrhachis sp by melvynyeoBlending In by Elliums:thumb260401694:
Won't you play with me? by FriendFrogPlayful Elephant by MorkelErasmusTropical Flossy by TamarViewStudio
Little Angel II by MarsalaHummer Time by DiamonEyesaischa by valentina-86
Brambling II by nordfoldThis is my strawberry by TriumfaImagine by Eltasia
cat by Negishcold kitties by weilanoTotally Hidden Panda by B-F-G
Cat122 - Shine by Neko-meTiramisu by LiwenQomnomnomnom pt. 2 by dzika-koala
Singer bird by tonixart:thumb260773
My lovely watchers - vol. 2:iconredkokorox::iconloveyouplz: Thank you for your support! :iconloveyouplz::iconredkokorox:More Like This
200 points giveaway (YOU AND A FRIEND COULD WIN!)WOW! Thank you all for entering! This was my first time doing a giveaway of this sort and all these favorites were surprising. xDMore Like This
The winner was...
shiimoo but I don't know her friend yet. there is like a million comments on this journal!
It's my birthday and almost Thanksgiving so I figure I should give some points out.
Here are the rules.
Favorite this journal!
Choose a friend by typing their name in this journal use :dev: or :icon: codes.
If you don't wanna vote, you don't have to. I'll just choose two random deviants. You and your friend can both vote for each other meaning you guys can get 2 chances to win. The more friends that recommend you, the more chances you have! So tag your buddies make them tag you! Just keep in mind only one of your friends can win but you can tag as many people as you want.:'D
If you don't want to win points but have 2 people in mind to win points, ta
Site Update: New deviantART ThumbnailsIn 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.More Like This
New deviantART Thumbnails
This feature will be rolled out to everyone over the next few days.
DeviantART's thumbnail images just got bigger and better! Starting today, we've increased the size of deviantART's thumbnails and, by popular demand from the community, we're also giving you a "Thumbnail Grid" mode.
Here's a run-down of what's changed:
We've made all thumbnails bigger!
Deviations display in tidier rows with no unnecessary cropping, allowing you to see the art as it's meant to be seen!
For literature thumbnails, the background has been lightened and
Konkurs GroupArt IIKochani,More Like This
rozpoczynamy drugą edycję konkursu GroupArt. Zasady nie ulegają zmianie, znacie już formułę, została sprawdzona i nie wymaga poprawek, więc nie będziemy kombinować (co oznacza też, że, kto zna regulamin, ten może pominąć tę ścianę tekstu poniżej C; ).
Bardzo proszę uczestników poprzedniej edycji, by skontaktowali się z odpowiednimi osobami w celu odbioru nagród.
Zaczynamy od dwóch tygodni zbierania postaci do narysowania. O kolejnych etapach będziemy przypominać w odpowiednim czasie.
Udanej zabawy C:
Patroni medialni C:
Zasady konkursu Group Art
Feature: Vol.3Feature #3More Like This
The Ol' Theater by Aiken-Photo
No End Roadway by KlarthSanLithadelic Dry Stone Sphere by Devine-EscapesBox Clever by LimehouseBlues
Winter Jewel by TheanimalparadeSomething fresh this way comes by Miguel-SantosVeins of March by stellar-happiness
Infinitium digitally remastered by Momtat31Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend by xWhisperOfTheHeartChimeric Dragon by GilgaPhoenixIgnis
Heaven in the Afternoon by sweetlove123Artificiality by AtomicLEGODandelions by G-Avoyan
The Jade Serpent by CirpriusThe Dryad by SigbjornPedersenTrontotem by tronik808
Learning To Fly by OperiaOriental Dwarf Kingfisher by TumblingTortoisesRyuichi Sakamoto - Pencil Drawing by LucaHennig
Thank you all for those great artworks !
Feature #4 on April 1st
Wonderful feature for wonderful peopleThank you all for partcipating and showing me your wonderful works.More Like This
Hope you all enjoy the feature and that you find new and talented artists to watch and some superb artworks
Special spotlight on the artworks that are in competition for the points ...
Please take time to go to my page and vote on the poll to determine the three winners.
First place gets 100 points.
And third 25.
+ of course special features for the three winners.
[La la la la][:happybounce:]
Tufted Coquette Hummingbird (Digital Painting) by Rick-LilleyWHEN I WAS A VIKING, MY FRIEND HE WAS THE RAVEN by Rick-Lilley:thumb3258265
Feature n.1I decided to do my first feature on the forum, and here are the results:More Like This
6.:icontronik808: - MEAT by tronik808 Manitou Tattoo by tronik808
7.:iconCliotna: - Apathy by Cliotna Alone in the dark by Cliotna
8.:iconJordanDeal: - Family Commission by JordanDeal Violin and Music Sheets by JordanDeal
9.:iconOxxyJoe: - Fractal Blossoms and Hills I by OxxyJoe Butterfly in the marble by OxxyJoe
10.:icondeluca: - Stolen Kiss by deluca your body is yours, take it by deluca
11.:iconCaitlinDickson: - Spectacular Spider Kiss by CaitlinDickson Shining Through by CaitlinDickson
12.:icond3fect: - Children Of The Night by d3fect Village by d3fect
13.:iconLilliva-Dast: - A New Kind of Freedom by Lilliva-Dast Emerging Magic by Lilliva-Dast
14.:iconDevinEscapes: - Flowing Wall Detail by Devine-Escapes Flagstone Hardscape, Stroudsburg PA by Devine-Escapes
15.:iconWiffleBall: - Haus und Baum by WiffleBall more of this shit by WiffleBall
There are many diferent styles, traditional and digital artists, phography, literature,well..
Feature No. 1I created a forum topic and chose 26 deviations, which I will now feature! I hope that you pay a visit to these artists, as they have many pieces worth looking at.More Like This
I Accidently a Kawaii by TheBlackBullets Always by Pombei l o l i t a by sojupon Once More by DPasschier Homemade Spaghetti Sauce by sarracarol -Contest Prize- Chibi Natsuki Icon Static by Celeste-Reyes
Sara Nuru by Schijan :thumb331432860: The Colossus waits in the Abandoned Realms by YaensArt :thumb333833071: White tiger II by Cansounofargentina
Stillness by stellar-happiness Winter Wonderland by Desertfire Verdict by Cliotna Red Cape by Schlissel-art We Walk with Light by cottoncritter
First Friday: Issue #12Once a month (on the first Friday of each month), `RipfangDragon features art collected from the month before from all over the site. Every artist of every media is welcome to participate.More Like This
The art featured isn't featured based solely on quality, but creativity, effort, and aesthetics. Artists of every skill level are featured. We don't care about pageviews.
This article is supported by and supports #ProjectComment. ProjectComment is a Group of many projects centered around comments, but, more importantly, constructive comments. If you see a piece of art featured that you like, don't just favorite it! Leave it a comment!
This article supports by and supports ArtistsInNeed. ArtistsInNeed is a group dedicated to help
Feature XIMore Like This
IR Loon Lake by kayaksailor macro eye by CinderRainfall Fatel by Isatyr :thumb181019424: By The Old Oak by jasonwilde
:thumb276593423: Bewitched by x3brittanylovez HDR Amsterdam BW by SushiDesigns Hallmark by BeautifulDisasterIam M -bw by Box-of-fluffy-ducks
bridge Hercilio Luz 2 by lucastereska the looking glass by iya-georgie Expo Animal 2011 II by YinSu-photography Emotive by RahLuna Wiener Rathaus by FaustFoto
:thumb264915483: earth moving by Rozina :thumb263034249: winner takes it all by ildiko-neer InnocentGreed by Kay-Noire
Daisies. by Stellahh :thumb172861449: kitty by xmimitchix Tenement by xbastex beautiful girl by KouKaine
Out of the box by juhku Wall of snow and rock by skysunited single tree by indojo Close up by psychochick10158 :thumb210376980:
The Cauldrons IR 1 by 720nm Updated- Black and White Rose by Amylnm Fragile by ideea :thumb289839044: :thumb283390015:
:thumb270377157: Roses are a girl's best friends by antoanette :thumb282322497: :thumb287972283: :thumb290265285:
Paulina vol.3 by Justine1985 Canary Warf by saragrandieri :thumb292280392: :thumb284837107: Peaceful Morning by stellar-happiness
Like it Never Was by LNePrZ Chubby by katelynrphotography -ABOUT ROSE by aistepaiste :thumb20576603
Username Changes Now AvailableDeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time.More Like This
For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give you the ability to change your personal brand, just as you change your interests, skills, and art types.
How It Works
Deviants can now change their username in their Settings. To change your username, you must have an active Premium Membership. (The reason there is a "fee" associated with the change is because switching usernames is a complex technical proce
Day Night Darkness Light Feature The have their own custom box on my profile pageMore Like This
One that seriously stood out:
Thanks so much for these submissions, there is some really fantastic and talented artwork here
Kitty is Happy!Thanks to all of you for using my Stock!More Like This
I'm So happy with what you created out of my Pictures *_* So many awesome Artists around here <3
I Always wanted to be a Centaur! Thank you so much http://ambrele.deviantart.com/
Holiday Card Project 2013 Wrap-UpMore Like This
The Holiday Card Project returned in 2013, and it was a total hit! We received over 5,000 cards from 2,000 deviants in more than 60 different countries! A ton of deviants reached out to us, interested in helping to distribute cards to their local hospitals! With these volunteers' help, we distributed cards to 22 hospitals in the US and abroad!
The majority of the hospitals we worked with distributed the cards themselves, either through their own volunteers or by placing cards on the food trays of patients. We received letters of thanks from some hospitals, and a few even shared our cards on their Facebook pages! One thing all of the hospitals and patients had in common: they loved your cards!
One of our biggest surprises this year came from Bank of America! A deviant who works there got word of our project and told some people around the cor
Gaining Exposure To ArtGaining Exposure For Your Own Art:More Like This
Being active on the site is probably the best and most effective way to get yourself and your art seen. Leaving thoughtful comments on others art will often result in them coming to your page to find out more about you and see your art. Being involved and making friends will promt people to focus on you and your art giving you a bit more exposure. Leaving critiques, helping to moderate groups, posting in the forums, or simply chatting it up in the chatrooms. These can all be beneficial in getting you more exposure. Below I'd like to outline some of the wonderful ways, I believe, you can gain extra exposure to your art.
Joining groups which are relevant to your interests and the art which you make can be very helpful in getting your art out there and seen by like minded individuals. The introduction of groups by dA has made it very e
Poe's Death List:icontechgnotic:More Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Fri Oct 21, 2011, 8:23 PM
As Halloween approaches, what better way to celebrate the season when the spectral
boundaries of the Kingdom of the Spirits of the Dead touch briefly with the mystical
edges of the Domain of We the Living than to invoke the battered and hellishly bedeviled
soul of Edgar Allan Poe to guide us in communication between (his) ghostly and (our)
ghastly planes of existence.
Poe invented the “detective” story and was an early father of “sci-fi”, and he was also an
extraordinary poet, but he is best known for his Gothic tales of mystery and abject horror –
nearly all of them anchored in the apprehension of an impending cruel and unnatural death.
Edgar Allan Poe by Dr-Horrible
Poe had an inventive genius like no other in his
The Resource RoundupHalloween EditionMore Like This
The Resource Roundup is a new, regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members have created to share with the world!
The deviantART Resources Gallery is an awesome asset for both beginning artists and seasoned pros. Check out some of these amazing submissions, which might help inspire your next artistic endeavor.
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The Committed Canvas:icontechgnotic:More Like This
Tattooing has existed since the very beginnings of Neolithic human expression and has since those ancient beginnings continued to be a reliable flash indicator of personality type. There are those people who get tattoos and there those people who simply do not. Even though the social opprobrium for getting inked has greatly disappeared in recent years, and even though skin art has become almost boringly de rigueur amongst rock guitarists and other entertainers, there is still one element that separates the tattooed from the non-tattooed in terms of artistic appreciation: commitment.
Tattoos may be the first “interactive” art form. The art lover doesn’t just buy an artist’s artwork – he or she becomes one with artwork, he or she commits to becoming a living canvas for the artwork, he or she, by choosing the tattoo to be borne forever, shares authorship with the tattoo artist of the artwork. T
The Art of Capturing Souls:icontechgnotic:More Like This
The human face, usually that of one’s mother, is the first visual connection a new human being has with the world. That face is the world. Psychologists tell us that the greater percentage of what we communicate with each other in any conversation is transmitted and received through our reading of each other’s facial expressions during our chat – and more often than not, we trust the truth to be what we read in another’s face, this truth being as often as not contrary to the words being spoken.
Crazy Horse had no fear of leading his warriors against Custer’s guns at the Little Big Horn, but he wouldn’t let his picture be taken on his deathbed, lest his soul be captured in the photograph. For Crazy Horse it may indeed have been more than the mere chronicling of the death of a particular moment in time that was captured. Maybe it’s because of our unique evolutionary trajectory (w
11th BirthdayDeviantART's 11th birthday is August 7th!More Like This
Here is how we're celebrating in #communityrelations
dAseniors brings you 11 things I love about dA Contest - Deadline August 7, 2011
"What do You See?" Contest - Deadline August 15, 2011
11 Years of dAvolution Contest - Deadline August 20, 2011
fella and communityrelations bring you a birthday scuzzle! read more for details
fella is hosting a Pre-bdAy Chat Spectacular in the #Fella Chatroom
Contest (Closed)-edit 2- I closed the contest now. Thank you all for joining and drawing awesome art!More Like This
I want to decide the winners of 'best' art first. Since I don't want to decide on my own, I will ask some opinions of others (who did not join) first, and probably put up a poll if there are different opinions.
After that I will do the raffle (so opinions won't be influenced, by who already won).
The winners will be announced next week.
-edit 1- I got a question whether cosplay was allowed, and yes, of course of it!
Same for videos, if it's made for the contest.
As you may have noticed already, I have quite a lot of groups As (co-)founder it's part of my job to fill their galleries, so that's why I decided to host a contest for (almost) all my groups on my own account!
They will be divided in the following categories:
£10 SketchSTATUS - OPENMore Like This
UDATE: COUPLE SKETCH COMMISSIONS
Couple sketches will cost £12 per character. This is due to the fact that interacting couples are more challenging to draw.
I'm sure you all know what these sketch commissions are, but just to elaborate, They're quick sketches of anything [mainly characters] with out a back ground. It's going to be in pencil form. Note that sketch commissions are purely just sketch, they are absolute and NOT MADE FOR REWORKING. So that means if you want me to fix certain areas, I can not do that because that defies the whole point of sketch commissions. That would come under normal commissions.
So make sure you provide good reference, I strongly suggest images over descriptions.
Here's how to send money via paypal. Just click the 'send money' tab on the top, and it should be straight forward from there. Remember to set it to GBP if paying internationally.
PayPal add: custodio.rogieg
NEWS : Back online!Hey everyone,More Like This
Sorry for the late update! As I have said, I have been busy with moving stuff and the new job etc. that's why I haven't been so active.
But now I have my set up for my desk completed. Now I am able to do work.
Sorry commissioners for the delay. You have been really patient and I appreciate that.
For the news, considering sketch commissions, I will have to start watermarking them. First of all I apologize to commissioners who have ordered them. I wasn't aware that people were using them as pose reference. So guys, just a warning, these are commissioned pieces, which means they were paid for, only the commissioner is allowed to do what ever they want to them. So pose reference is now banned.
On the side note, a good website to use if you want to practice your poses or life drawing is www.posemaniacs.com.
Commission news, its a bit of a bad news, but I will be changing how I charge for commission now. I have been working professionally for different studios, and I charge on
ACG MASCOT CONTEST WINNERS!!AnotherContestGroup is proud to present our MASCOT contest RESULTSMore Like This
ACG MASCOT CONTEST RESULTS
First of all we would like to say thank you for all who took part in our ACG Mascot Design Contest - please take the time to check out all entries http://anothercontestgroup.deviantart.com/gallery/34936870 however after the results of 5 judges/independant people we are please to be able to announce our winner and the two lucky runners up. It was very very difficult to judge as we had to judge based on design, concept, idea, how easy it would be to recreate and generally ignore some of the beautiful works which people obviously put a lot of time and effot into because sadley we wouldn't be able to do full colour detailed drawings every time we came to recreate the character. There for. The winner and runners up are as follows.
WINNER OF ACG's MASCOT CONTEST IS....
Commment~1) Tell you something I learned about you by looking at your DA page.More Like This
2) Tell you a color you remind me of.
3) Tell you Element I think you belong to (e.g. water, fire, air etc.).
4) Tell you what comic, manga/anime, or video game character you remind me of.
5) Ask you a question, and you must answer.
6) Tell you something I like about you.
7) Give you a nickname.
8) Tell you the object that is to the left of me.
9) Tell you what food/ flavor/ smell you remind me of
10) Tell you to do one in your journal too. Comment on this journal and I shall...
MINI CONTEST! CLOSEDCLOSED!More Like This
Judging begins -w-
I just had a brainwave. (well, no not really xD)
Okay so since I'm here for only about a week (due to: http://maymie-k.deviantart.com/journal/#/d4r0ci2 )
Paypal Commissions *Open*What I will do:More Like This
- Couples (Straight, ♂+♂, ♀+♀)
- Simple Backgrounds
- Partial Nudity
What I won't do:
- Mecha (I suck at it)
-Animals (I'm not very good at them yet)
If you are interested, please fill out the info below and send it in a note.
Headshot: $7 Extra chara.: $12
Halfbody: $8 Extra charc.: $14
Fullbody: $9 Extra chara.: $16
Headshot: $15 Extra chara.: $5
Halfbody: $20 Extra chara.: $10
Fullbody: $25 Extra chara.: $15
Chibis(colored; any kind): $10 extra chara. : $5
Simple BG: $5
The Yearning in our Hearts by Shiori92
PC: Nimari Steals from Tobi! by Shiori92
Your E-mail Address (So I can send the file to you personally):
References: (Links to references):
Type: (Chibi, Full) (Line Art, Colored):
# Of Characters:
Make some NejiTema & get points? EXTENDED.Hey there all you NejiTema fans Want to get some points ?More Like This
All you have to do is make an art piece and/or fan fiction to win some points for yourself. Just have Neji & Temari on their first date together. <3
We're trying to get SakuTen entries over at Anti-NejiTen-Group.
Deadline: 22nd July, 2012.
Note: Others couples can be featured, for example; NaruHina, LeeSaku, SasuTen.
I hope I'll benefit this club as much as I hope to!
Your new Co-Founder, Sasuke4Tenten
ACG "Winners Package" TemplateThis is a Template for the Winners Package offered at :iconanothercontestgroup:More Like This
Putting together the Winners Package does take A LOT of time and therefore we decided to create this optional template to help things run smoother.
Here is what we would like: (don't forget to REMOVE all the spaces at the front of the coding (in between < and div or / at the end - I had to add the spaces to prevent them from going into coding. Also it should be :dev(name): inside the colons (no parenthesis). here is a template:
< div class="title">:dev(group/person-name):s Contest winners:< /div>
< div class="scrolls">1st Congrats to :dev(insert name of winner): with: :thumbxxxxxxxxxx:
2nd Congrats to :dev(insert name of winner): with :thumbxxxxxxxxxx:
3rd Congrats to :dev(insert name of winner) with :thumbxxxxxxxxxx:
For Full results go to here: (insert link to blog/news post with results) < /div>
*NOTE* if you do not have an upgraded account (and can't see thumbnails) plea
I'm So Happy!This group has had its most pageviews ever in the last two days.More Like This
I must be doing something right.
Well, I spent all last night looking for groups to affiliate with. My inbox was bombarded. .__.
Well, if you have any groups you think we should affiliate with, just tell me! I'd be happy to try!
This group needs a good icon. I'm gonna see if any of the people I watch can make one. Or, if someone in the group can, that would be super fantastic!