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:
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Thanksgiving Giveaway - 2000 Points! [CLOSED]So, Christmas is around the corner and that means you'll get another package of underwear from your mom. But Thanksgiving (for us folks in the United States - sucks if you live some place in, like, France) means food and something about being thankful for what you have. This isn't about being thankful for what you have. This is pure, unadulterated, shove-people-out-of-your-way greed. I'm giving away 2000 points on the day before Black Friday. I'm sure you want them.More Like This
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A Tribute to Robin WilliamsMore Like This
A Tribute to Robin Williams
Robin Williams Tributeby EmilyStepp
The World According to Garp 1982
Moscow on the Hudson 1984
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 EmanuellaKozas:thumb426916754:Zombie pizza lover! by nefedInner Workings by SaraPlanteShielding by Ann-WvynElif by remstanInna y Lenna (Apple Tree) by kelly-Nantes:thumb425764500:Sombre forêt by SieskjaWindow glass by kayaksailorBunny by ChocoSweet-ReineBlanka and Shantal by Nord-Sol:thumb301204266:I 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-StockA Siren's Song by Fleurine-RetoreMirrors' Demon by DominikBroniekBurning inside out by fravenmort:thumb428378935:when the last leaves fall by Peace-June
Interesting - part 85More Like This
Canton Shore by PariahLycan
- 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 Hazey1988
U3 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 weilano:thumb261184083:
Cat122 - Shine by Neko-meTiramisu by LiwenQomnomnomnom pt. 2 by dzika-koala
Singer bird by tonixart:thumb260773
Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben HeineArtist on Fire:More Like This
The Creative Juggernaut that is BenHeine
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, Romania and South Korea.
Pencil Vs Camera - 58by BenHeine
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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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
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 AnaNaszynska 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
DRAWING CONTESTHello dA members, how are you?More Like This
I hope you are all fine.
This new contest will be about making a drawing/painting or whatsoever of any of my portraits.
I don’t care if it is traditional or digital, but I don’t allow manipulations. I want a complete thing!
You can change colors, make-up, etc. But it has to look similar to the picture. But use it properly: I won't accept violence or pornography.
You can submit as many works as you like!
The ones who have already done a drawing of my work can also participate!
To let me know of you submission(s), write a comment on this journal and link which photo(s) you'll draw!
The deadline for all entries is May 30, all day long.
Don't forget to watch me and fave this journal
There will be five winners if we have at least 25 people participating.
A short history on the long history of MOSAICSMosaics.More Like This
The definition of a mosaic is picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass.
Most mosaics are made of small, flat, roughly square, pieces of stone or glass of different colors, known as tesserae; but some, especially floor mosaics, may also be made of small rounded pieces of stone, and called "pebble mosaics".
You've probably seen them popularly in parks or even on buildings displays, mostly as a colorful manner to display art and themes. It's an artform that has been done in a multitude of cultures and continents, and is pretty much as old as art it's self.
The ever reliable Wikipedia entry delineates well the many cultures and eras this artform been present. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosaic
But for some more specific time periods and sources
It's IMPOSSIBLE to try and cover even the most basic history of this craft. From Arabic, Byzantine, Greek and Roman.... each and every one deserves i
News + Weekly Gallery HighlightNewsMore Like This
community related news
This month's challenge theme is Beginnings http://cakecrumbs.deviantart.com/journal/January-Artisan-Crafts-Monthly-Challenge-504317060
You can see the monthly DDs roundup here http://brookette.deviantart.com/journal/Artisan-Crafts-DDs-for-December-503009973
contests and giveaways
You can find a list of Artisan Crafts contests and events here http://fav.me/d6wxkut
interviews and features
DailyBreadCafe did three artisan crafts features
A crafter who puts the 'art' into Artisan this time is aphid777 http://cakecrumbs.deviantart.com/journal/Putting-the-Art-in-Artisan-aphid777-507388028
.::*Best of November*::..Rules for joining & Submitting | What to submit & Where to place it | Our Current Contest | General Group Updates | Affiliates Blog, Contests | Outside ExposureMore Like This
Happy December!!! A wonderful month filled with Holidays, Good food & good company! I hope this last month of 2014 bring you many wonderful new memories. Lets remember some of November and showcase some of the best submissions!
I also wanted to ask, Are our features
THE BEST OF AUGUSTThe polls winners:More Like This
the red umbrella by ritsasavvidou
Dyxtreme by caiusaugustus
Manatee by Wildweasel339Vammatar by ivany86
King of the Woods by deskridgeZorro ballpen drawing by 22Zitty22
Speeder Bike Scout, Chase by JeffLaffertyMemories Of A Mercenary - Ancient Refuge by FreeMind93
Aston Martin Vanquish by toniart57:: Belzer of Flare :: by Sangrde
Cersei Lannister Game of thrones by FredrikEriksson1THE KING by MiroDesign
To love or to adore?......Or both?What can someone say about children? What can someone say about innocence and beauty?..A child can paint your day with so many colours. A child can talk with you and you think that you live in a different world. A child can sing to you and you feel as if you have returned to your childhood. A child can bring you a bag of laughter and give it all to you. A child can make you believe that there is still hope for the best, that there is still time to go for your dreams and fight for the people you love..More Like This
Art speaks for itself.....Enjoy.... :iconwhiteroseplz:
Asleep by XRlSAuxance and Avril by Jean-PierreLeclercq
cuteness :) by szog88:thumb453437244:Reluctant Dancer by SloppygeeSara by Lefthand666
Eftichia by ThanasisTzortzisicon by ranonusHer butterfly dreams by jane-beatagirl in the garden by AndriyMarkiv
Stella - attempt 2 by SandraPellyCrias by foliverLiam by TLT62SOPHIA by Wulff-Arts
Watching The World Go By by JohnPatienceli'l Beverly by subhankar-biswas:thumb458513
Traditional female nude...THE Art.....What could someone say about female beauty? What is more beautiful, more elegant, more sensational than female nude? Enjoy some of the most sensational traditional female nudes in dA...:iconflyingheartsplz:More Like This
Untitled by bronartEvelyn by bronart
Watching Him Leave by dorianvincentinterior by grazappPearls and Drops by ArielRGHConsumed by XRlS
Nude by PidimoroConsumed by SandraPellyShe is the music by kowelvainFeeling by legserrano
Toned In Tones by Life-takers-crayonsHija del Sol by miguellorePurification by ericadalmasonature with a drapery by hitforsa
Green Sleeves by VampireHungerStrikeSunset swim by johnstevensartistErotica by A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-OArtistic Nude by S3V4STR4
If Only by S3V4STR4Pastel Nude Life Drawing by LordSnootyNat by FiguraArtoThe Fur Coat by seidai
Green by seidaiForgiveness by dorianvincentSpring by rodluffWater Babe 4 Sepia by johnstevensartist
Neolithic Muse by Lord-MakroCoffee Painting 18 by NeutrinoZAbove by Lefthand666akt 14 by pwerner4155
Sarah by Guillermo-da-LuccaPascali by mainloopSeated Nude by robreyAura de ninfas by raulrk
Girl on the beach by AndriyMarkivsweet insolence by nakedcrayon23Silhouette 2 by JairoxDJudgment Instant by Markkus76
News + Weekly Gallery HighlightNewsMore Like This
community related news
You can see the monthly DDs roundup here http://maytel.deviantart.com/journal/September-Artisan-Crafts-DD-Roundup-402184426 and here http://cakecrumbs.deviantart.com/journal/September-s-Artisan-Craft-Daily-Deviations-404403632
Community volunteers are asking you where do 3D printed objects belong. You can have your say here http://cakecrumbs.deviantart.com/journal/3D-Printed-Objects-Where-do-they-belong-399553137
The theme for this month's monthly challenge organized by Artisan Crafts galleries' volunteers is: Autumn Colours. You can learn more about monthly challenge here http://maytel.deviantart.com/journal/October-Artisan-Crafts-Monthly-Challenge-404181939 You can see who the winners of the August monthly challenge are here http://maytel.deviantart.com/journal/August-Artisan-Crafts-Monthly-Challenge-386854420
There's currently an open spot for Traditional art > Sculpture
Amazing people, amazing works...As living, sensitive and watchful human beings, we want the things of the world to be more than just things, the people to be more than faces.... We want to see them as symbols, metaphors, meanings. How can they do such a thing? Through our artistic help of course. Creation is our gift to the world. Creation gives soul, meaning and future. Amazing works, amazing artists! Enjoy!!More Like This
Daddy's Special Little Girl by SweetHeartBabie
Mermaid Katya by sirenabonitaChildhood story by thesvetislavThe Magpie and the Tulip. by 3Drake9Teresa by SolYaCheva
Midday marsh. 6x8 oil on board. by ddeltoroBeyond reality by CharllieeArtsMy Creativity is Broken by KlauzeroStreet in Koper by RLoben
Roemer, Flowers & Perfume Bottle by jon-wildFor a minute there I lost myself by Marie-EstherPuppy Love by CinnamoncandyMy Sweet Home by Mohammed-Hussein
Tellus by PajunenCrying Game by CanankkMiranda Kerr by KevinPrestonFlowers by Zenthylle
Secrets Await by CrystalClear-ArtFemale nude beauty by KSR 2013 04 by RizovForgive Us by dseleneVa ou le vent by amiejo
Pygmalion and Galatea by Lasarasu:thumb435914
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Sucker PunchedThis is a LONG one so settle in!More Like This
I’ve been re-watching Sucker Punch a lot lately and have been humorously admiring how misunderstood it is. It’s almost comical how a movie that comes right out and says “I am about the negative connotations surrounding the constant sexual abuse and objectification that women endure,” gets reviewed and dismissed as “just another pandering male geek fantasy of objectified sexualized women.”
I could write a book on the various subtle metaphors and messages Sucker Punch visualizes, but I don’t wanna bore you all. But to demonstrate what I mean let’s just dissect a small piece of it.
Before we begin we need to understand two things. First, Director Zach Snyder made the film with the express intent of it being a feminist critique on geek culture. If you don’t believe me, hear it from his own words: http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/features/interview-zack-snyder-on-the-sexuality-and-world
Nerd/Gaming/Comic Culture Sexism VideosSince this keeps being a reoccurring topic I thought I'd lend a hand and put together a comprehensive list of web shows and youtube videos that pretty much explain or talk about these various topics. The vast majority of these will be from Jimquisition and MovieBob's various shows (because in my eyes they're the two biggest proponents out there discussing this stuff on a regular basis), but there's a couple other web shows too. They've been all categorized and easily separated so you can pick and choose whatever you wanna watch. BTW: If you aren't already watching these shows, you really should be!More Like This
The format is (name of episode) (name of show) (web link). ENJOY!
Sexism in Nerd Culture
Tropes Vs. MovieBob - Big Picture - http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5950-Tropes-vs-MovieBob
Not Okay - Big Picture - http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5436-Not-Okay
I'm going to murder your children - Jimquisition - http://www.escap
BE QUIET!!!!!So uh... yeah this got out of hand pretty quickly:More Like This
I'll be honest. I wasn't expecting the backlash to be so violent. But I guess I should expect this sort of thing whenever it comes to video games. At any rate, a lot of stuff is being thrown around haphazardly and I wanted to address some of the main complaints/defenses about my criticism of Quiet's design.
"She's got camo skin! She's dressed this way for a reason!"
You know, you can come up with any number of reasons for a character to be scantly clad. But at the end of the day it's still a scantly clad conventionally attractive female character. Not to put to fine a point on it but having Mystique walk around naked because her skin changes color doesn't stop her from being a source of obvious pandering T&A. So I'm sorry, but that whole "you'll be ashamed for slut-shaming her" excuse doesn't hold water with me, especially after Kojima outright said that her design was to sell
Sexism in Gaming Culture LINKSSo... that last journal was a doosie wasn't it? 500+ comments and counting! Yikes. I can always count on Anita Sarkeesian to give me tons of views, lol. All joking aside, that was a very serious batch of discussions. Anytime we talk about sexism and objectification of women in gaming or geek culture, it's sure to get a lot of responses.More Like This
Sadly since Anita is such a hot-topic around the internet, there was more than one person who were trying to claim that there actually isn't ANY issue with the game industry involving sexism at all. To them, this whole idea that women are marginalized or objectified or treated badly both in the gaming industry and in geek culture is just false. It doesn't exist. And any attempt to explain why we need to change things is inherently flawed because there's no reason to do so.
So in the interest of trying to debunk that bullshit, I made a list of sources I accumulated around the internet to prove that this is indeed a problem. I think everyone can benefit f
New Korra Trailer Released**Contains Legend of Korra Season 1 Spoilers**More Like This
And honestly, I'm not feeling it. Doug Walker (aka The Nostalgia Critic) has been doing a series where he's been vlogging his experience watching the original Avatar series for the first time (Take a look they're actually really good go watch them! http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials ). He's a new fan to the series and his enthusiasm and critique of the original series has only helped to intensify my loathing and hatred of The Legend of Korra's disastrous season finally.
The more I remember how amazing and awesome the original Avatar series is, the less I am interested in picking up the pieces and following these unlikable characters through another series of exploits, especially after haphazardly killing off the main villain in such a clumsy and awkward way. Not only that, but there's no growth to the main character at all. There's no journey of her learning how to be an Air Bender the way there was
Awesome Portrait Art Feature!Business Disciples,More Like This
I'd like to share some awesome portrait work I have come across recently, have admired for a while or just some artists who deserve some more love for their work!
Please take a moment to check out some of these artists' work! And if you would like me to feature a portrait or two of your own, by all means let me know!
A portrait of a sexy man. by Mononoke-KitsuneHeisenberg by RickyArt96
Hannibal Lecter by AmandaTollesonMarilyn Monroe by TheSatanicNunWho will care for the Fallen? by ChaosAcathlaCyclops Xmen by CillasILLUSTRATIONS:thumb345062605:
Don't mess with me... I have an eyepatch by ArchXAngel20Nafilee by SYoshikoMorning by chemicalRedWolverine by ConnieUitsuBond, Daniel Craig by Swezzels
Katie Melua by SwezzelsWilson by euclaseBabylon 5 John Sheridan by Lun-art:thumb367290709:The Bane of Gotham by chimeraic
Walter White by imachinarium-stuffYummy - with movie now! by NImportantWill Smith by Klaseraph:thumb361650148:Nucky Thompson ~ Boardwalk Empire by BezerkArtwerk
The Amazing Spiderman by aditgomezRed Death by AnnikeAndrewsJason Statham by KlaseraphLes Miserables 2012: Eponine by ThreshTheSkyQuorra by Slacker-Drak
XBOne... fixed.To everyone who says picking on Microsoft for their consumer unfriendly bullshit was "being unnecessarily mean," take a look at this. Don Mattrick just announced that Microsoft is back peddling with the XBOne, removing the disastrously awful features we've been bashing them for trying to inflict on us.More Like This
Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.
For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.
Since unveiling our plans for X
The Used Game ParadigmOver the course of this past generation I've been watching the video game market react to the way it's been forced to deal with increasing changes. I've come out against used game sales and even written a journal about boycotting GameStop because (like most people at the time) I believed they were the root cause of all the problems the video game industry has. But that's something I don't believe now as intently as i did then. From where I sit, piracy and used games sales are a problem, but not in the way game companies want us to believe that they are.More Like This
Used games are a good thing for consumers. We get to try games out, and if we don't like what we see or finish it early, we trade it in and try another title instead. It's a very good system for us since video game rentals are much harder to come by. Most video rental stores in America have gone extinct and outside specific Red Box Kiosks there aren't a lot of places for consumers to rent video games. The exception, of course, being thr
E3 Day 1 ThoughtsMirror's Edge 2More Like This
Honestly didn't see that one coming, but I am happy nonetheless. While the first game wasn't very remarkable, I just love the art style and the stark contrast the game presents compared to every other post-apocalyptic-near-future-world that exists. Chock me up to interested.
Didn't see this one coming either. Quite surprised, but personally don't care. I've never really paid attention to fighting games much, yes even Super Smash Bros. I have a feeling this will be one of those games that we think will be amazing, but the newest generation of kids won't understand why they should care (kinda like DuckTales).
Sidenote: Quite disappointed with the way they handled the demonstration by bringing out a woman to play multiplayer with and "destroying" her while simultaneously saying shit like "just give up... it will be over soon." Scripted or not, that scene was appalling.
Minecraft on Xbox One
I'm... actually quite disappointed by this as
Objectification of MenAfter reading through the comments on my last journal about Tropes Vs Women in Gaming Part 2 I noticed a lot of people are angry we're even talking about sexism because (as they put it) "men are ALSO sexualized and objectified in gaming so women shouldn't complain that they are too."More Like This
And while that's a nice thought that sounds logical at first... any causal observer to gaming and most media today will be able to recognize that the two sides are not equal enough to make that sort of comparison. Here's the difference as I see it: Men are objectified and sexualized, yes, but it's not done for women. It's done for men. The objectification of men in gaming and other media is a self image fantasy FOR men. In other words, both the objectification of men and women are done for the benefit of men.
Not only that but again a casual observer will note that the standards of "beauty" are not at all equal on both sides. Female heros are all designed to be attractive, sexy, thin, sensual, pure,
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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Abstract Brushes 13 by Ghost-001-Crack Effect Brushes by funerals0ngGrunge Brushes 3 by KeReN-RCobwebs Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock:thumb200310505:
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My Other Bloody Method by Lady-Dementia-StockPhotoshop Zombie Walkthrough by conzpiracyHomemade Blood Tutorial by CaptainShort1Peeling Skin and Gore Tutorial by Deadstar-GrishTutorial: My Na'vi Avatar... by SolarShineThe Lighting Tutorial - Part 1 by kuschelirmel-stock
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
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
A (modern) history of dA emoticonsIntroMore Like This
As you wander around deviantART pages, there is noticeably one art medium that invades almost every element of the site. Whether it is the deviantART galleries, journals, news section, comments, forums, chatrooms, avatars or even dA profiles, it is hard to find a spot that hasn't been infiltrated by a familiar set of small, coloured, pixel circles. The art form I am talking about is of course the emoticon and throughout the past 10 or so years they have been happily adopted by deviantART and its community.
Although emoticons can often be spotted on a wide range of other instant messengers (IMs) and social media sites, deviantART has come to house a unique branch of these miniature art pieces. Whilst the majority of these alternative sites opt for simple, predominately yellow emotes with a range of basic expressions, the art community here at dA have stretched the art form far beyond its natural boundaries and developed entirely new styles of emoticons
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
February 27, 2013/by techgnotic
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You Are The Future
Forward by techgnotic
Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
EXPOSÉ 10 & T-SHIRT DESIGN CHALLENGE update - new exposé 10More Like This
I´m on the cover! I´m so happy, I have no words *__*
congrats to :iconCrystalWallLancaster: she made it for the limited edition cover!
here is the link to the ballistic publishing store:
here you will find some more information:
hello friends ^^
there is this nice contest here on DA: http://browse.deviantart.com/designbattle/music/
if you like to support my shirt design, please click "I Want This!" and vote for me!
that´s my shirt:
by :iconLuce-in-the-sky: by :iconxoxo-riri:
by :iconSpikie: by :iconBrosa:
StudioJust wanted to give a little tour on my materials that I use to paint (or what I find works for me)More Like This
*Liquin- Used to use mineral spirits, and linseed oil but I found how much linseed oil tends to turn all my colours yellow. Mineral spirits became too watered down many people asked if I painted with watercolours. Liquin and a bit of poppy seed oil makes a perfect mixture. (Almond oil is what I want to try in future)
*Brushes- Round Synthetic mongoose. Flat square brushes was my fav back in the time but no longer.
*Pallet- I buy a painting frame with glass for $8 then I put a white paper under the glass and use that to mix my paints. I used to own a little fridge where I would store my pallet over night (it never dries but your fridge will smell like oil)
*Reference photos- I tape an ipad to my painting and I can zoom in, play music, photoshop and skype while I paint. Best invention ever !
*Paints- I have upgraded to higher more expensive paints thanks to my gift cards (think of it as an
A New Declaration by Derrick Jensen"We hold these truths to be self-evident:More Like This
That the real, physical world is the source of our own lives, and the lives of others. A weakened planet is less capable of supporting life, human or otherwise.
Thus the health of the real world is primary, more important than any social or economic system, because all social or economic systems are dependent upon a living planet.
It is self-evident that to value a social system that harms the planet's capacity to support life over life itself is to be out of touch with physical reality.
That any way of life based on the use of nonrenewable resources is by definition not sustainable.
That any way of life based on the hyper-exploitation of renewable resources is by definition not sustainable: if, for example, fewer salmon return every year, eventually there will be none. This means that for a way of life to be sustainable, it must not harm native communities: native prairies, native forests, native fisheries, and so on.
That the real world is in
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
Street Photography: The Capture vs. The PoseStreet PhotographyMore Like This
The Capture vs. The Pose
portrait of a WW2 vet...
When a subject poses to have his or her photograph taken, the subject tries to project a message about himself or
herself by how he or she “poses”, by the attitude of his or her body language or facial expression.
If the subject is posed by the photographer, the body pulled and prodded into the desired angles,
the facial expression “directed”, it is the photographer who is intending to communicate a message.
In either case, posing or posed, there is undeniably something “false” in the representation.
About cuteness. About unconditional loveWe need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals... In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.More Like This
hello winter by wolf-minoriAll the Sweetness by TeaPhotographyMeow by Anca-MihaelaTwins for Twins by TeaPhotographyCat by jeroenpaintblue sepia ragdoll by venomxbaby:thumb278489669:I'll Climb That - Version 3 by darkcalypsoPuppies by NiveousLamiaBuddy - The Newbie by Kaz-Dhello fish by ftouriniSun on my face by ZoranPhotoThe mimicry by VikarusCute little kitten by spmich
hello there by LuizaLazargiulia by LuizaLazar
Tip of the Day: getting up in the morningYour goals can be very powerful. Think of them before you sleep and that's what will get you up in the mornings.More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Plans Gone Wrong Contest Winners TweetMore Like This
The results are in! With much deliberation, the world-wide Chairman of Fotolia, Inc., Oleg Tscheltzoff, has selected the final three winners of the Plans Gone Wrong Contest!
The winners will be receiving cash, credits to stockproject.fotolia.com, Wacom Tablets, subscriptions to Kelby Training Online Classes, memberships to the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and more! All entrants who made it to the semi-finalists will receive a 3 month Premium Membership to deviantART.
If you need commercial stock for your projects, the deviantART Stock Project on Fotolia should make your creative life a whole lot easier. Go, take
Site Update: Sta.sh Submit, Thumbnails to BetaIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing 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
Coming Soon: New Sta.sh Submit
Beta testers are currently trying out the new submission process for Sta.sh, deviantART's upload and publishing platform. This new version includes a simplified and tidier interface that makes it easier to understand and use. The feedback on this new process has been very positive, so we will be rolling it out to all members early next week. If you'd like to try it out early, upgrade to a Premium Membership and enable Beta Testing in your
Site Update: April 20, 2012In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing 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
More Updates to the New Thumbnails Preview
Several weeks ago, we released a sneak peek of deviantART's new thumbnails. We've been making changes based on community responses, and today we've implemented a few more. In this updated version, the font, spacing, and colors of the text under the thumbs have been adjusted. Also, several members had concerns about the "frames" that were put around thumbs that were either extra tall, extra wide, or small images (such as emoticons and avatars). We've adjusted the visual display of these frames to make them less distracti
New Ways to Receive Prints Profits!At deviantART, we're all about supporting artists any way we can. We do this is by giving our members a platform for displaying their art, tools to exchange comments and critiques, and avenues for finding new friends and mentors all over the world.More Like This
We also want to help artists by providing a place to sell their art, which we've done for years through our Prints program. Because the process of receiving payments from your art sales has been less than ideal, we've worked hard on a new earnings system. We've heard your feedback and suggestions, and want to give you a preview of three ways you will be able to receive profits from the Prints that you've sold. Check out these changes coming soon!
Points, PayPal, and Checks
With our new program, we're adding ways to instantly receive payments, all of which will be found in the new and improved My Earnings page.
The simplest way to receive your Prints profits will be throu
Site Update: New Thumbs, Comment Business CardsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing 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
A Preview of deviantART's New Thumbnails
The current deviantART thumbnails (the smaller versions of deviations) have served the community well for years; however, there's always room for improvement. We've created a new style of thumbnail, which hopes to solve the problems with the current thumbnails.
Read more about the new thumbnails and find out how you can preview them.
Comment Business Cards
Dictionary Entries: 21Group InfoMore Like This
It's been a bit, well... a month. SORRY!!! There has been a lot going on in my life in the last month and, I assume, a lot going on in namenotrequired's life as well. We're still looking for someone to help us out in getting the dictionary out. The duties are fairly simple. We'll also have a contest up and running for you guys shortly. Because of how well it's going, we also added a section specifically for projecteducate, go check it out. Now, without further ado... the next dictoinary entry!
A special section on what happened for the anual April Fools takeover.
Check out the first installment of Did You Meow
Read a brief message from our Feline Overlords
Aeirmid expresses why it's so important to
Site Update: Sta.sh Titles, Bug FixesIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing 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
Sta.sh Titles Always Display
Titles on Sta.sh items will now always display. Previously, titles only displayed while hovering your cursor over the items. This simple change makes the interface clearer and makes it easier to identify your items.
DeviantART was invaded by FUR. After FUR's article received over 500,000 pageviews and 50,000 comments in one day, the felines
I'm potentially back +ApologiesDown and out for a long time I haven't been on DA in way too long...More Like This
Sorry to all I have failed, I still plan on getting some things done here and to the people I owe commissions:
~send me a note with your contact email you use for PayPal and the amount you put down (or I still owe in commissions)
I will be refunding you guys that money, but I still intend to finish your requests as time allows me.
Direct apologies to :icondipiie: :iconrosien-hoh: :iconquentarus:
I definitely dropped the ball for you guys, and I'm truly sorry, I will refund you guys for the part(s) of the commissions
I still owe you and I still intend to finish your pieces in the end. Please send me a note on what you paid and what I still
owe you, it's been a long while and my job constrained my leisure time to nearly nothing, I was lucky to get 4 hours of sleep
every night, needless to say I wasn't in the right state of mind at any mom
Not available yet ?Hello everybody !!More Like This
I submit this journal to give you some news about English version of the Chronicles of Arcea. A lot of you asked me why it is not available yet and I think it's easier to answer with a journal.
First, I wanted to make you a surprise. But now, I must say the secret : I gave up the webcomics version for a paper one !!
The poll, I submitted some time ago, convices me to find a way to publish it on paper support.
But I still have two problems :
- The translation needs corrections. Don't worry, I didn't do it myself but a friend of mine who speaks english well finds some mistakes. This correction would be done in few days. But the worst problem isn't this...
- I decided to use Lulu.com to propose this English paper version. The PDF file is quite ready and I ordered a first test book for myself. Book that I already received... But I discovered that if I want to sale it for US customers, I need to ask a specific number tax. If I don't ask it, 30% of the few I would win
Quick chibi commissions! on holdtaking 10 commissionsMore Like This
each cost 10 points each!! trying to earn points for my contest!!!!
Let me know asap what you would like!!! XD
1. 3 chibi's for :iconsweetlivey: DONE
2 A chibi for :iconyumehimura: DONE
3 4 chibis for :iconchemicide: DONE
4 12 chibis for :iconDipiie: starting
5 a chibi for :iconicetree13:
6 chibi for :icon :iconchemicide: again
Heart of Wildfire Contest/Back againOrganized by :iconFallenangelgm:More Like This
Judges: :iconFallenAngelGM: & :iconHaganenochibisan:
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A fanart contest with the characters of our manga project HEART OF WILDFIRE with the themes of:
HORROR WEDDING MUSIC SPORTS FANTASY & MYTHS
AND THE PRIZES?
The prizes will 5 SUPER GROUP SUBS that will be given to 5 groups on DeviantArt of the winners' choice.
- One of the prizes can't be won twice by a group, so one SUPER GROUP SUB by group.
- It can't be given to yourself, the prize MUST be for someone else's group (It is a CHARITY contest).
- FOR GROUP FOUNDERS & CO-FOUNDERS, YOU CAN SPREAD THE WORD THROUGH YOUR GROUP IF YOU'D LIKE TO GET A "SUPER GROUP" SUBS
NUMBER OF ENTRIES & DEADLINE
- There are no limit of entries. It's unlimited
- Deadline: JUNE 1ST, 2013 AT 11H59PM (GMT -5H00)
GUIDELINES / INSTRUCTIONS
1) Join & watch the group :iconHeart-of-Wildfire:, you'll have to JOIN if yo
September Birthdays-part1New AnnouncementsMore Like This
Here are our members' birthdays in August !!
Go visit their pages , and wish them a HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!
Princess-Adorable by Bickhamsarah
Flow by JonsDevotion
Pink by dismasandgestas
Seahorse Camouflage by FicktionPhotography
spring woods by lwelker
my inspiration by mist6
Beautiful Flowers by xXThe-Ice-ReaperXx
Heavenly Nemu by tsurekeshi
After a storm by uK-chan
Dragons by MkshftChrstian
Commission Information **CLOSED**Welcome to my commission information! I'm so happy that you might be interested in commissioning me and I look forward to see a note from you in my inbox. Please make sure that you read all the information in this journal, and if you have any questions - just ask.More Like This
To see my previous commissions, follow this link! Feel free to take a look at the rest of my gallery to see other stuff I've made.
But holding for feedback
A point commission costs more than a PayPal commission due to
102 Links to help an aspiring writer!!!Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining,More Like This
Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration.
CHARACTER, POINT OF VIEW, DIALOGUE
Remember Me Contest: TakenUPDATE: SEP 28, 2012More Like This
I've crossed out all the prize donations that have been given. Let me know if you received any or waiting to hear back from anyone and I will update the list. Thank you. ^^
[UPDATE: AUG 20, 2012]Wow... just realized that the update dates were totally wrong in this journal.. XD lol ANYWAY, two enteries have been submitted! Reminder, there are 11 more days to submit your entries. Good luck!
[Update July 29, 2012]We've got our first entry! We also have about a month left until the deadline. Good luck everyone! :iconcheerplz:
[Update July 23]Just an FYI, I've finished inking the last three pages of the comic and it's currently being colored. I also uploaded the ALT ending for the fanfic! Now I'll go start on a cover for ch 2.
[Update July 2]I decided to up the consolation prize. Now, all participants will receive 1 just for entering!
[Update: July 1] As of today, the Fan Fiction is completed (aside from an
Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving IconSherlock HolmesMore Like This
The Ever Evolving Icon
What is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal over the past century by such past masters as Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett to today’s vanguard talents Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch has inspired such a continuing outpouring of fan appreciation?
Jeremy Brett as Holmes 03 by Windfreak →
Every generation will forever have th
New OVA + New Season + 2 Movies!!! O_OHi hi~More Like This
I've just been informed that Hakuoki will have a third OVA featuring Kazama Chikage (god, yes!), a new season situated on Reimeiroku and 2 MOVIES!!
The new season will be released this summer (july) and the opening and ending will be made by Maon Kurosaki and Mao.
The movies will be released in 2013 and it'll have a new story! the music will be made by Aika Yoshioka.
Here's a poster which confirms it!
By the way, for those who have purchased the game, how is it? ♥_♥