Publishing Opportunity no.2Considering the interest garnered by our last feature of a publishing opportunity, we have decided to make it a fortnightly project of ours, wherein we will promote a different publishing opportunity with every blog.
This will happen every other Monday, beginning with this one.
The National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) are looking for individuals to write for 'The Hub'; a bi-monthly app magazine and podcast for young people.
They are currently calling for submissions of poetry, short stories, reviews and writing about writing for the first issue of their bi-monthly online magazine, 'Myths of the Near Future'.
You must be 25 or under and send a photo of or representing yourself and brief bio of your writing life, along with an attachment as a MS Word Document. They accept work of any genre and length and you may have your work edited as part of the publishing process.
The deadline is Saturday, April 14th, 2012 (however, the magazine
And it's a long way up when you hit the ground...[Title comes from the song 'On Top of the World' by Imagine Dragons.]More Like This
i. I can already tell that this is going to be an extremely busy week, so I'm writing this journal entry now, because I don't think I will get a lot of time to write another for a while Perhaps I will have time at the end of the week, Friday afternoon or Saturday night or something. I have two assignments to work on (Aboriginal Studies and Philosophy), three required readings to finish and a history assignment to start on Louis XIV - and on top of this another Oxfam Society meeting on Wednesday, volunteering at the Red Cross on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday will probably be a day completely dedicated to study, and finalising assignments. It is a little overwhelming.
So the rest of my time will be spent studying, studying and, ah... studying. That means that I'm going to have to lock away my House M.D DVDS, because Hugh Laurie prolongs my procrastination. Oh, charming,
Time for my life...Yes, it's time to talk about MY life for a change. I want to share some amazing news but first I need to give you some history.More Like This
A LOT of bad things have happened to me in my life--which is why I have PTSD that will never be cured. I don't know if anyone can be. I also have bi-polar disorder which makes life with PTSD a misdirected roller coaster always in danger of going off the tracks. Keeping a full grip on reality is a managed task with the participation of an extensive support system. You are part of my support system and you guys help me every time I am here, amazed at the imagination and skill of your creations and dumbfounded by the outpouring of love in the tight-knit lit community. Thank you from the bottom of my soul.
From molestation/rape at the age of 4 through the silence of betrayal at never seeing justice to marrying young and having a child at 17 after dropping out of HS. Divorce at 19--more on that later. I spent my 20s so drunk, drugged by heroin and coke that I invit
March GrowthWelcome to March!More Like This
With spring and a new season for us just around the corner, I hope to encourage everyone to begin this month with a renewed start, joining us within the community to continue to celebrate its ongoing, successful growth. It never ceases to amaze to see how many deviants join our ranks everyday, impacting us with their writing – and community spirit.
Recently, in honor of this revitalizing spring spirit within the Literature community, I asked other deviants to introduce me (again) to some wonderful writers, and still encourage it now. Everyday, nothing pleases me more than to have the honor to come across other writers that I have not had the opportunity to meet, or better yet, to discover some new, breathtaking work. One of the exciting things for me here is still having the chance to feature someone else that the community might not be as familiar with, or to have the change to re-introduce
You're a Journalist Now. Get Cracking.This is crazy.More Like This
I'm typing this in one of the computers scattered around my campus (thankfully, there are hundreds scattered around this technologically-savvy university), I'll be having a special lecture on how to talk to local councils about stories in just over an hour's time and then having my first tute for journalism. Yep, today is journo day. Here's hoping I don't have Jenna Price, this madcap undergraduate coordinator who decides that she dislikes law/journalism students because they're more likely to go with law rather than journalism at the end of the degrees and thinks we should all go to China because the jobs are there. Okay, it would be awesome to have her, regardless of the fact she has been pretty lukewarm to me, but hey- that pretty much sums up what I'm up against: I have to get my shit together and prove to her that I can do journalism well. Nothing like someone who has a bit of Snape in her to inspire you to work harder, eh?
Thank you Lady Coconut! Hello everyoneMore Like This
Our lovely Lady Coconut of the literature team is hanging up her hat!
`thorns joined the Community Volunteer team this time last year and is now returning to the status of "writer-that's-a-little-thorny".
Its been a bit of a loopy year of Thorns and we cannot thank her enough for her time. We know full well she isn't going to fall into that mysterious sinkhole that some former volunteers go into and her heart will still be within the community!
For now, we'd like to ask you all to join us in thanking Julia and wishing her the best of luck. We also hope that her and `GrimFace242 will find reconciliation, since they parted a month ago.
In our own way of thanking her, we have some swanky Minotaur art...
Why not tell us your&
Join us for a deviantMEET in Seattle, WA!We'll be hosting a deviantART Print Gallery featuring work by deviants from all over the United Kingdom. Come support your peers!More Like This
Posted on February 19, 2013
Join us for a Seattle deviantMEET!
Seattle deviants! We're heading to the Emerald City and you're invited to celebrate with us!
Space Needle by *porbital
Our first deviantMEET in Seattle, WA!
Come meet and mingle with deviantART staff and fellow deviants at the Pratt Fine Arts Center. We'll be creating art tog
A Brand New HelloWe are opening our fav gallery to YOUR submissions.More Like This
What does this mean?
Submitting to the group is an entirely different process than submitting to the publishing company. Divertir's submission guidelines can be found here. That is where you can submit your queries for your manuscripts.
The group's fav gallery is available for you to submit short stories to. Please submit by the genres listed. Please submit only work that is polished and ready to send to a publisher because we search your fabulous talent for stories to put in our anthologies, etc. Of course you will have an editor if your work is chosen, that means a professional will help you work out the absolute final version of your story NOT that someone is going to do ALL your work for you. Look for more info on that via Lili soon.
So I'm asking *PRETTY PLEASE* for all you authors out there to help us get started by submitting lots of prose and also everyone, there is
Never Told He thinks it's odd, sometimes, though he's not certain why.More Like This
A sense of dislocation, perhaps. Like cutting yourself on an unsharpened blade. He walks the immense aisles of the cathedral, footsteps echoing hollowly into the blue shadows of high vaulted ceilings and arches, stone figures watching him from above as he, in turn, watches dawn play across their carved and weathered faces. The grandeur of this place is oddly soothing in the solitude it affords him. A holy place, just hushed, here suspended in the silence after Mattins when most have shuffled out. It's a favorite moment of his, a favorite service to attend, and today it gives him p
Original PlagiaristsWelcome to `OfOneSoul's first issue of...More Like This
How To Be
... and for the Hell of it, the fictional fiction writer himself,
Richard Castle, will be hosting this article's .gifs.
belonging or pertaining to the origin or beginning of something.
new; fresh; inventive; novel.
arising or proceeding independently of anything else.
capable of thinking or acting in an independent, creative, or individual manner.
created, undertaken, or presented for the first time.
We're gonna be honest here, you guys. As touchy as the subject may be - it needs to be brought up, and [even more], it n
Daring GreatlyIf he fails, at least he fails while daring greatlyMore Like This
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again,
because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly."
-Theodore Roosevelt, Citizenship in a Republic, 23rd April 1910
I've never been a tattoo kind of person, but a part of me thinks I should tattoo the words "if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly" somewhere on my arm, just to remind
Live-Love-Write Summer Programs: SynergyAbout SynergyMore Like This
The Synergy program is Live-Love-Write's new program designed to provide members with somebody they can count on for help and readership. Instead of a critique folder which is constantly overloaded, and too few, too tired critics to manage it, we'll have our authors critique and help each other. Participants will be assigned in pairs, and each member in a pair will tutor and critique the other, help with inspiration and writing, and participate in monthly projects and contests. The goal is officially to establish a working relationship between two authors which both can benefit from and use to realize their full literary talent, but unofficially we'd like for our participants to become friends as well.
How does it work?
Members sign up by taking a vow to participate in the interests of personal and community growth. Participants are then assigned in pairs according to mutual interests and literary st
Dialectical Dessertism: The ContestIt has long been debated just how cake and pie came to be bitter enemies (and occassional allies against other desserts). Some say it started in the Middle Ages when butter was first used for both unequally awesome desserts.More Like This
While others say it was when cake became a CV and the power went to her head!
At still yet, there is the rumor that is started when pie failed his sobriety test and blamed it all on cake for keeping him out too late.
But maybe none of those are the real story. That's where YOU come in.
What's this Contest About?
It's pretty simple. You're going to answer a very simple question. What is the origin of the pie/cake debacle? How you go about doing that is completely up to you. But since you have complete creative freedom to write history, we're expecting some very interesting (to say the least) renditions.
What's Going to be Judged?
Both poetry and prose will
Love dA Lit: Issue 128Welcome to the one-hundred twenty-eighth issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group or project for two weeks. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.More Like This
#LITplease's Community Portal
A Smattering of Lit News
Literature Links | Group Spotlight | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Literature Contests |
FEATURES AND ARTIST OF THE WEEK #11Une leçon du maître... Michel Bouquet, one of the greatest french actor, declaims a masterpiece of Victor Hugo.More Like This
Wonderful - as usual...
One theme - two forms. Brilliant!
Confiteor Deo Omnipotenti
Today a powerful conceptual / portrait
Première parution pour Gaelle // à suivre !
Un beau haiku.
Il touche au coeur.
SURPRISES - TODAY COFFEE
A great artist - she works with coffee and the result is amazing.<
Managing Your Inbox: Some Tips on StreamliningI'm not really an organized person. Yeah, sure, I like to TRY to be one, but most of my attempts to clean house don't stick. The one exception, however, is in my online life. I keep everything to do with the computer tabbed and organized and that includes my dA life.More Like This
I posted a poll asking visitors what their inbox looked like on a typical day. As of this writing, of the 52 responses, 35 have full inboxes – that is, somewhere between 200 and up to (or over) 1000 messages to sort through. So about 70% of the voters have quite a lot to page over.
I hear horror stories quite frequently from deviants who are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of things passing through their inbox. My personal inbox rarely reaches three digit numbers, and the few times it has, it's always been because something of mine has made the footer. While I can't promise that my personal methods will work for everyone, it n
Being Funny with HaveTales-WillTellI'm constantly sad about not finding sufficient amounts of humorous works here. It occurred to me that, you know, maybe I should spread the word on how to be funny!More Like This
Since I've got nothing, I turned to someone who is pretty amusing around these parts. The thumbnails featured throughout this article were provided by `HaveTales-WillTell (or are from his gallery), so you don't have to take my word for it.
What do you find funny?
Above all else, I delight in cleverness. When reading, that often means puns and other forms of wordplay; with visual media, there can be the additional dimension of a character's actions mirroring or contrasting with their mannerisms, dialogue or accent.
These days, puns are underappreciated, relegated to opening-monologue punchlines and thrown-together internet memes. (Walken on Sunshine, anyone? ) Back in the day, it was different: Shakespeare, for example, included them in some form in every single one of his plays. One memorable e
A Call to Conversation (15)--:devkathrynodriscoll:Welcome to the thirteenth article focusing on featuring and getting to know the deviants behind the work! This series will be posted every Wednesday. If you have a deviant you'd like to see included, please send =TwilightPoetess a note with the subject "Call to Conversation"--make sure to include the deviant's name as well as a reason you think they'd make a good interview subject! Also, feel free to send along a question or two you'd like to have answered by them!More Like This
This week's featured deviant is `KathrynODriscoll!
`KathrynODriscoll is an inspiring, beautiful deviant. She lends her voice to all areas of the dA lit community, as well as branching out into the other communities from time to time, as well. You might know her from her beautiful journal features, or from The Review Project she recently brought to dA. :devkathrynodriscoll
League of Lit Groups: Vol. 5This article will be posted once a month and will revisit one past group spotlight from Love dA Lit and one literature group who is in need of admins to help with their various group activities.More Like This
Since I am bad at planning and replying, I will be changing how I present the groups who are looking for administrators. Unless I get a request to specifically promote a group's call for staff I will just use one of the newest ones from Love da Lit at the time of posting.
This month we will be revisiting #Poetry-To-The-Masses/~PoetryToTheMasses and taking a look at #RomanceforEveryone!
Group in Need | Past Spotlight | Contacting Me
Contest Winners: MayContest Winners: MayMore Like This
All the winnars! I can provide journal features for the talented deviants that participate in your contests.
Best in Show
Best of Breed
#NaPoWriMo Feature 3As I mentioned in my last three journal entries, those who completed NaPoWriMo & let #NaPoWriMo admin know before the deadline, have won a feature by me (amongst other prizes). Since there were more than 30 winners, I've decided to break it into 3 separate features, and I've personally chosen my favourite poem from each winner's WriMo '13 gallery/list. This is feature three -- for feature one, please go here, and for feature two, here.More Like This
Apologies on the lateness of this particular feature, I've had a crazy week!
So, without further ado, here are the third group of the features - in order of their response to my previous journal.
I invite you
Prompt: April 29, 2013FeatureMore Like This
No submissions again, folks.
Are writers social beings? I'm not! But social people are very interesting. Don't worry, I'm not going to force you to have a conversation - but I would like it if you went or stayed in a place where there are two other people besides you, and picked something they say to write something about. I wanted writing inspired by conversation.
It doesn't have to be excellent literary conversation - make a poem out of someone talking about their badly behaved dog! Write a story about someone's plumbing problems. Create a script out of a sibling being amused or irritated by another sibling. Make it fanciful, make it anchored in reality, make it tangential, make it an existential crisis - anything goes.
Can't find any conversation? Use a piece of dialogue from random snippets of conversaton. Write something inspired by real-life conversation.
Don't forget to submit yo
Prompt: April 1, 2013FeatureMore Like This
Do You Fancy a Bit of Paradox? by ~Rhetoricism
"I am an architect, and nothing more. It is your calling to make of everything what you will, and there are no shoulders that the weight will rest upon but yours. If, should you choose to bend and reforge those numbers I rattled around a cosmic cup at your inception, be warned."
This is a fascinating exercise in prose, which takes the last prompt of "the process of reinvention" and goes above and beyond with it. As a formal but conversational piece, it makes for a very realistic persona of 'fate' speaking, and becomes a delight to read with every new refreshingly original phrase you stumble upon - "petit mal of conception", as well as the entire three sentences I've chosen above. A delightful read.
My critique on the piece can be found here.
Regarding the use of sxc.hu stock in PhotomanipsI'm sure many of you are aware of the situation with using stock from the website sxc.hu. I wanted to bring you the final word on the use of their stock in photomanipulations. (Keep in mind that they should never be used to create premade backgrounds.) Our Community Volunteer ^Aeirmid has shared the latest update from the sxc.hu's version of the "help desk."More Like This
Jade received an email as part of a mass BCC email to the dA users who expressed concern over the situation. Here is a quote from the response:
"1. The rights granted by sxc.hu license are very limited and specific. You may not use sxc.hu images in photo-manipulations or digital collages. Furthermore, you cannot create any derivate works with the use of sxc.hu images. There appears to be a common miscomprehension and some appear to believe that 'if the use is not prohibited then it is permitted' - this is not true. It is clearly stated in the license agreement All rights are reserved unless otherwise gran
Unbelievable Hyperrealistic Pencil DrawingsHyperrealism is a genre of visual arts that resembles a high-resolution photograph. Here are some jaw-droppingly talented hyperrealistic pencil artists on deviantART.More Like This
Wet 3 by Sean Barman (V-4-VENGEANCE)
Food by imaginee
Sensazioni by DiegoKoi
Old man pencil by francoclun
Guiding Star by Scott56
An elderly man by FairyARTos
Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and RenewalWelcome to the latest community competition for Photomanipulation!More Like This
This is the official kick-off blog for the latest, greatest EXTREME PHOTOMANIPULATION CONTEST here on dA! The contest is backed by #communityrelations with HUGE prizes and hosted by #CRPhotomanipulation. This journal describes the rules for the contest. Please read it carefully.
What we mean by "Extreme" photomanipulation
You should reach beyond your comfort zone and create a deviation that is bold, unique, and better than you thought you could create. Try something new. Break the mold. You've got this!
We have HUGE prizes. So, we are expecting HUGE results.
Theme: Rebirth and Renewal
Our theme, Rebirth and Renewal, was suggested by administrators of #CRPhotomanipulation. You are hereby challenged to create a photomanipulation that shows rebirth and/or renewal. For example, it could sh
Frustrations of a PhotomanipulatorHi thereMore Like This
Quick note - I know some of you may have already seen this journal at #TheArtOfManipulation or #Photomanipulated, I'll apologize for the duplicate in your inbox. I wanted to make sure it was okay with ^Aeirmid before posting it here, but I do think it addresses an important topic and want to get it out there to be seen and responded to - so thank you for taking the time to read it.
This started out as a blog about my new group, but it took on a life of it's own and turned into something else, so the announcement about the new group will wait a little while. First I want to say that I'm sure what I've written here will upset some of you and piss others off. I'd like to say I'm sorry for that, but I'm not going to because I don't feel that I should have to apologize for my thoughts and feelings. Just know that I didn't write this to upset anyone, I wrote it to express my frustration and to hopefully get you to think about things.
I have a love/hate rel
Holiday Card Project 2012More Like This
It's back! With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles, CA hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantA
New Challenge Is An Epic Challenge!NEWSMore Like This
Before we get started with our new challenge, I once to announce our new staff members. Let's all welcome *infinitum-est as our new Judge Moderator, and `Emerald-Depths has volunteered to be our new Feature Moderator. I'm really happy to have them, and I feel they'll be a great asset to the staff.
I also want to thank all of you who participated in the contest. It's you who made it a success and I really appreciate that.
I hope you all like this new challenge and have a fun time participating.
Our New Challenge
Our new challenge is called "Fire And Armor" and it features the dragon stocks by *Elevit-Stock, and ~Cobweb-stock's knight stock.
This time we're creating a "scene" (a dragon vs a knight), not a "design". If you don't know the difference, read Scene vs Design in our Tutorial folder.
And if you feel more comfortable creat
Daily Literature Deviations for November 1st, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsMore Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for November 1st, 2012
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the features and congratulate the artists!
For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
Intimate, touching, emotive VIIIThis feature is for all the happy couples in the world, the love shared in families, and for the good friends.More Like This
What I see in these pictures.. The love, the warmth, the tenderness.. This is what I search for. I really hope I will find someone like you already did.
Look upon the sun
and think of that song you like,
and love me.
FEATURES AND ARTIST OF THE WEEK #15 (special)Choose - carefully - your ambianceMore Like This
A masterpiece of Italian Renaissance
A masterpiece of Pagan Finnish Metal
FORTRESS CONTEST WINNERS
All category & special prize from the public
First place : english / french poetry / french prose / visual
:iconlabruyere: :iconthe-mirrorball-man: :iconankerstilte:
Second place : english / french poetry / french prose / visual
:icondelice1941: :iconpascalprevost: :iconsilver786:
All the works and prizes here:
ENGLISH golden neptune kneel(s)<
How to design a typeface (Part 2)How to design a typeface (Part 2)More Like This
Sans serif — Italics & weights
In the previous article of the typography series I presented some of the basic principles of type design and we started designing a geometric sans typeface such as Futura. In this article we will expand that typeface and add italics and alternate weights. Or rather, I will show you how to design italics and briefly present how you can modify your regular weight typeface to create alternate weights rather than having to re-draw the whole letter.
Before we start
If you haven’t read the last article/tutorial but you want participate in this one, you can download a pack of resou
How to design a typeface (Part 1)How to design a typeface (Part 1)More Like This
Sans serif — Roman
In this article/tutorial I will show you how to design a typeface. I will cover the basics and show you how to design advanced letters as well. There is so much I can talk about though, so if people like this article I might expand on this with future articles and get more into detail. I will only cover the design though, so you will have to research how to do the spacing and programming and turn your typeface into a usable font—or wait until I might do an article on that as well, but I don’t have such an article planned anytime soon.
What will we design?
I will first show you how to design some basic letters for a geometric sans typeface like Futura, because it utilizes geometric shapes, which is always my starting point for every typeface regardless of style. O
How to make a great Journal featureJournal Feature TutorialMore Like This
How to make a great Journal feature!
This article has been written for #projecteducate by `miontre.
Featuring other artists in your Journal is a great thing to do, because everyone wins! Not only are you supporting other artists by giving them some extra exposure, but you can also earn some exposure for yourself and make new friends too. Additionally, those who view your feature have the opportunity to find some new art and artists.
Therefore, it pays to make your Journal features the best they can be. Making a really good Journal feature can involve a lot of time and work - planning, collecting artwork, arranging the artwork in a Journal, publication, and promotion. Taking these steps instead of merely dragging in thumbs from your Favourites will result in an appealing and rewarding Journal feature. In this tutorial, we're going to produce a feature with images arranged like this:
Fantastic Feature Tuesday #27This is a weekly feature of amazing literature that I come by during myMore Like This
travels across deviantART. This is only a small sample of a vast amount
of wonderful pieces of literature written by absolutely fantastic
writers. Each deviation was carefully selected from a writer's gallery
based on structure, impact and word usage. I will never feature the
same person twice, so check out these wonderful writers now while you can!
Please this news article so it will reach a larger audience!
Colors ContestPick a color, any color and write about it. Prose, poetry or stream of consciousness; it doesn't matter.More Like This
You must use only one color when writing your piece
Entries must include a link to this journal in the comments section
Prose can be no more than 2000 words and no less than 250 words.
Poetry can be no more than 75 lines including line breaks and no fewer than 3 lines
The piece must clearly define the color you have chosen, but does not have to name it directly
You must name the color you have chosen in the comments section
You do not have to be a member of the group #Daily-Lit-Deviations to enter, but we welcome you if you wish to join us
This contest is open to ever member of deviantART excluding judges.
Please post your entry at #Daily-Lit-Deviations in the Colors Contest folder.
This does n
Special Sundae Treat- Sammur-amat's Sunday FeaturePLEASE this feature and these wonderful works of art, thank you!More Like This
The amount of artistic talent here on dA has always amazed me, I feel like it should be a privilege to be able to feature such amazing pieces as these. Therefore, without further ado this Sunday's Specials
Saturday Morning Features - 2(the first one to actually go up on saturday morning!)More Like This
this is a weekly feature in which i select ten phenomenal literature deviations that have recently caught my eye. if you have been featured, please this journal and read the other works. now, onto the main event—
"quiet words, that flutter
down and land on the page
and pool like water
in a flower--"
"During Oak Island hurricanes,
I would stand outside before the rain
and stretch out my arms
against the feral gusts,
feeling just a little more weightless,"
"My neighbors are here for their image. My aunts and uncles are here for my parents. My father is here for my mother. My mother is here to prove to her mother she paid attention as a child."
"a nail in my thumb,
pounding like radio waves
in my veins"
"Our thrift store couch looks weary, as if it's tired of moving from place to place. The dark blue cushions sag in the cente
PE: Photoshop Brush PrimerPhotoshop: BrushesMore Like This
There are a plethora of brushes available to you on photoshop. This guide will explain different brush settings, as well as how to install different brush packs here on deviantART. This guide is for pressure sensitive pen tablets. It is going to be much easier to do things with a tablet. Ones by Wacom are good, and you can get a bamboo for under 99$ USD.
Basic Brushes in Photoshop
It's important to stick with default ones to learn all the settings. You can do so many things with the hard round brush.
Bring up your brush palette in one of the following ways. (note I am in CS3, so the icons will look much older, but same thing. )
| Click for quicker editing options|
PE: Smoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingSmoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingMore Like This
Today we will learn how to make smoooth animation! In this tutorial we will cover a basic movement, but sometimes difficult to look natural, jumping.
I am using a pixel black ball as the subject, but really, you can apply this tutorial to anything you want to jump! Like animals and humans (of coarse they would bend their legs instead of squish.;D)! If your animation starts to "trail", or you simply don't know how to animate, you can check out some other tutorials I have made that are linked at the bottom.
Let us begin!
Lets start with the subject. I am using a 13x13 pixel black ball, but you can use anything, even if it isn't pixeled.
Now for the squish! This is the set move to gather energy for the jump. You wouldn't jump straight legged, would you? For my ball, I made it shorter, and expanded it out some on both ends. If your subj
PE:Color GuideBasic Color Theory GuideMore Like This
Today we are going to talk about beginning Color Theory with this guide. It is important to learn about the colors and their categories and opposites and this guide will help you learn more about colors and how they work together.
WHAT IS COLOR? The property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light.
This is a Color Wheel that shows all the colors and how they are aligned with one another.
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown etc.
Now let's learn more about these colors
The Primary Colors
Q: What are Primary Colors?
They're the main colors in a color wheel that can be blended to create other colors
The Primary Colors are Red, Yellow, and Blue.
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 2Photoshop tutorialsMore Like This
And here is next part of my journal Photoshop tutorials. Previous tutorial you can see here. I added even document settings, cuz I forgot to add this in previous tutorial I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Document settings, Changing view, Changing thumb size on layers, Using Smart Object and Blur, Using Pen Tool, Outer Glow and Transform. In this tutorial I used my painting VERSUS, just to show you few things (I just had to open something...again ).
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop
Project Educate: Techniques of AnimationI wanted to compile a short but sweet list of different styles of animation that can help show you definitions and hopefully you will enjoy trying at home! Typically called a style, but more correctly a technique, animation has been applied in any sense possible over an entire century of experimentation.More Like This
1) 2D 'Traditional Animation'
This can come in a variety of different forms. Mostly they start with a 'pencil test' which is paper, pencils and pegbars. These are then studied and scrutinised and thrown away until correct.
In olden times these were then sent to the Ink and Paint department (usually full of women) who systematically inked and painted the cels by hand.
This method was widely used up until the 1990s!
After the 1990s many studios started to use computers to do all the colouring work! Disney developed its CAPS system and used it from The Rescuers Down Under (1990) till The Little Matchgirl (2006) when they stopped using it. Since then
PE: Tips & Tricks for Conceptual PhotographyMore Like This
Project Educate: Tips & Tricks for Conceptual Photography
Conceptual photography may seem like an intimidating field to get into, but it's not as difficult as it might seem. Here are some tips to get you started on thinking like a conceptual photographer.
Conceptual photography fascinates not too many more photographers than it frustrates. The skill required in composition, not merely with regards to technical or aesthetic consideration but also for mind-breaking, clever metaphors and ideas, is a difficult one to acquire. This article aims to help someone develop an eye for composition in conceptual photography.
Before We Begin
It's hard to tell an artist how to approach their art. After all, every artist has a different approach. This is especially true of conceptual photography. However, once you get started into conceptual photographs, your own style and methods will soon emerge. It's t
Project Educate: Cameras don't take picturesMore Like This
Project Educate: Cameras don't take pictures, photographers do!
"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."
"It's always better to spend your time and money on learning art and photography, not by spending it on more cameras.
Cameras don't take pictures, photographers do. Cameras are just another artist's tool. A camera catches your imagination. The word "image" comes from the word "imagination." It doesn't come come from "lens sharpness" or noise levels."
Your Camera Doesn't Matter ---> http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/notcamera.htm
“Remember honey, cameras don’t take pictures, photographers do.
Fast forward a few hours and there I, whoops… I meant to say, there she sat at her desk. The packaging had be
[OPEN!] ~ WIN FREE POINTS! 1500PTS GIVEAWAY ~More Like This
Giveaway time is back ! This time I've got 1500pts to give away c:
The last giveaway was really well received so I'm doing another! After the way the last one panned out, one thing I would like to remind you guys of is to PLEASE PLEASE follow the guidelines so you can be properly included. Last time some people didn't fave the journal and thus were not put on the draw list!
Anyway, onto the giveaway!
I will split the points in three so we can have three winners, 500pts each ~
Winners will be chosen at random and will be notified via note. I'll post a journal announcing the results too!
The giveaway will close May 24th and winners will be announced the same day.
Rules/How to Enter
1- this journal <<<<<<<<<<<< IMPORTANT
2- On my profile page I set up a "watchers for giveaway" custom box. Please choose 2 deviants from there
Giveaway and great news!Guess what guys! I'm reopening my stores (Etsy and Storenvy) and commissions, I can finally announce that I'm getting married and I need to save as much as possible for the big day, July 27th. And just before anyone asks, the wedding is not improvised we've been planning it for a long time but there's still a lot of things to buy and consider, I could use some more money to saveMore Like This
So buy my stuff to celebrate the reopening I'm also doing a giveaway! Actually it's three giveaways running simultaneously on deviantART, Facebook and YouTube, you can join any of them or the three of them to have more chances to win.
To join DA's giveaway you have to do two simple steps:
About 'Overpricing' thingsMOVE on 'Overpricing': About 'Overpricing' thingsMore Like This
[My Opinion Versus Everyone's] Please remember these are simply my opinions and are not meant to imply that you should agree or disagree nor should these prove to be offensive in any way; if I do come across displeasingly then you have my apologies beforehand, thank you.
I see a lot of comments here and there that go something like this...
"50 points?? Why would I pay 50 points for an adopt..."
"100 points? Are you sure you're not overpricing that...?!"
And I'm sure many of you have seen similar comments, now I understand that points aren't the easiest things to accumulate when you're fresh into dA or even well into your time here, as I was once a 13 year old kid who joined dA and got excited over her first 10 points ...which I kept and refused to spend because i
Hellfun 3000DA point comp!as a Launch for this our new DA page we are giving away 3000DA points! to go in the running justMore Like This
1) Favorite this journal so I can enter your name in
2) Make a journal about About My last Journal Post (linking to this journal)
3) Post a comment linking me to the journal you wrote
4) Watch me
I'll be using Random.org (so make sure you Favorited the journal)
Good luck, and thanks for the support!
winner will be announced next month!
Unnecessary critiqueI haven't had this problem a whole lot, but I want to let everyone know that critique that I hadn't asked for has little to no effect on my future artwork. Infact, 80% of the critique given to me is about something that I've already noticed while spending 4 hours staring at the artwork as I drew it, or something I just didn't want to deal with. Trust me, if I wanted help I wont ever feel too proud ask for it.More Like This
Let me give you a visual example about how I feel about critique:
Imagine you're in the super market, right? Your shoe-lace is untied. You notice your shoe-lace is untied, but you're busy reading the ingredients for strawberry flavored Trojan condoms because you're curious and you figured that once you're done, you'll tie your shoe.
Some guy walks by you and notices your shoelace is untied and stops to point out, "HEY YOUR SHOELACE IS UNTIED."
You look at this guy and you smile and say, "Oh I already knew. I'm just reading right now." But this guy, a total stranger, despite given
Writing Resources for Noobs (...and not-so-noobs)I spend a lot of time giving advice to young writers. It's cool, I like doing it, and I really don't mind spending time with newbies discussing the business and the art. But I thought it might be useful to everyone if I put some of my favorite stuff here in one post.More Like This
Chuck gets it.
I find that I often link a series of the same places over and over. There are a lot of resources out there on the web, and yeah, I could just tell y'all to go Google it, but while Google brings up some great links, I also have my own personal favorites. So here you go, EKA's Favorite Writing Resources:
On Querying, Publishers, and Agents
Absolute Write: Bewares & Background Checks
Jennifer Represents, blog of l
Are Conventions Worth Selling At?This question has been on my mind a lot lately. Especially considering that I have chosen to take this year off from conventions, with the exception of Illuxcon in September. After all the money, blood, sweat, tears, and coffee, are cons worth your while to sell at? Here is what I have learned after 10+ years of doing conventions as a hobbyist and 4 years as a professional artist:More Like This
1. Staying in Touch with Fans and Building Your Reputation
This is the number one reason anyone thinks to attend conventions not as a fan, but as an artist. You get valuable face time with people who might like your art and start getting your name out there on the tongues of people, which is an especially good move if you are
600/800 Points GIVEAWAY- OPENEDIT 2: Closing date is May 30th. Then I'll use the random number generator to choose a winner! C:More Like This
EDIT: Wow thanks for so many people joining this! ;w; It already has 100 favourites! Thanks!
Well, since I soon have 300 watchers, and no tablet, I thought I could open one of those Free Point Giveaways! :3
Guessing that not too many will join, there's only one prize, of 600 or 800
though if many joins, there might be more than one winner, or I'll higher the prize.
If you want 600, all you have to do is Favourite this journal.
If you want the 800 prize, you must do that, and make a journal or a poll to advertise the giveaway.
-As I said, you must favourite this journal, and/or advertise this in a journal or a poll. (Then you must send link in a comment)
-You can only enter once, so no giveaway-accounts, or plz-accounts
-You don't have to watch me or favourite anything to join. But if are a watcher, I might draw you something (Sinc
ScreamPrompt #35, May 2013I'm so fried from work that I can't even stand it. However, I have a duty to you all to not phone in lame prompts. So here we go.More Like This
I'm going to give you all a list of ten numbers. With the number, there will be a noun/concept/element assigned. You are to write a story using all ten nouns/concepts/elements. Use them in any way you see fit. My advice is to not go with the first thing that pops to mind, but that is always my advice when brainstorming. The more interesting ideas that you attach to the nouns/elements/concepts (in addition to the way you use them), odds are the more interesting and vivid your story will be. So take a little time to get the ideas down that you want to give the nouns/concepts/elements and then plan the story. What I'd do is come up with as many ideas as you can and see if something starts to lead you to what you want to write.
I am hoping to squeeze in some time between editing my script and working and groceries and laundry to write this one. I've ha
ScreamPrompt #34, April 2013 I'm posting this early because of reasons.More Like This
Hi! Gonna keep this one simple for those of us who are (or are not) participating in Script Frenzy, Napowrimo or Camp Nano as well...
(remember -- simple doesn't always mean easy)
I saw something at Tumblr that I thought I'd bring here just for the lulz (May, I promise, will bring pain again) and wanted to utilize it.
Work the phrase "not since the accident" into some dialogue by the main character within the first 250 words of the story.
Here are the guidelines to follow to keep things on track:
1. Must be a minimum of 2000 words, max 3000.
2. The main character has a horrible secret that is related to the "accident" they speak of. The more creative the accident, the better.
The secret cannot be that the main character is lying about the accident having even occurred.
Yeah, car accident leaps to mind first. Stop. Accidents are everywhere. Not everyone gets "hurt" in an accident. Think about what an accident
PE: Two Forms, One Theme Contest! Just a reminder there is only ONE day left to submit your poems! Entries are collecting fast so please ensure it is submitted in time if you'd like to be in with a chance! The prizes are FABULOUS so why wouldn't you?More Like This
I hope you all enjoyed our PE week on Poetry Forms! Before I begin divulging our grand finale of the week, I want to share my since thanks to everyone who wrote an article, supported, helped organise and got involved with this week, you guys are really awesome!
And since we’ve got such a nice collection of articles, it would be naughty of us to now ignore them! To celebrate poetry forms week, we have a contest for you!
TWO FORMS, ONE THEME
The contest challenge is simple: Write two poems of the same theme, but use two different fixed forms.
Things to consider before writing your poems
Do your research into the forms, especially if they’re new to you. Check
Sammur-amat's Sunday Feature 33+ MOARPLEASE this feature and these wonderful works of art, thank you!More Like This
The amount of artistic talent here on dA has always amazed me, and I truly believe it is a privilege to be able to feature such amazing pieces as these. Therefore, without further ado, this Sunday's Specials!
Sundae Treat- Sammur-amat's Sunday Feature + MOARPLEASE this feature and these wonderful works of art, thank you!More Like This
The amount of artistic talent here on dA has always amazed me, I feel like it is a privilege to be able to feature such amazing pieces as these. Therefore, without further ado, this Sunday's Specials
CLAYMATION CONTEST RESULTS
1st Place by :devkathrynodrisc
Some daysthere are daysMore Like This
when i can't look
and i think about you
and feel the pressure of
your lips on mine
and i just
sun worshipand we, the broken-winged disciplesMore Like This
thrum closer, closer--
seeking warmth on our dust-drenched backs,
and a landmark in the wide and open
moths among the fireflies.
fluencythe writer, in bed,More Like This
ponders the hushing fricatives
of denim on cotton,
the liquid linguistics
of hips and ribs and delicate
vertebra; and catalogues--files away
every shaking aspirant and every
quiet, arched-throat glottal stop,
and the way it all just
off the tongue.