Winners! - Designn Magazine Cover Art ContestMore Like This
- 1st Place -
Indra by onitonari
- 2nd PLACE -
Aurorae by kelogsloops
- 3rd PLACE -
There's something in the water... by Tiphs
Congrats to all three winners!
A big thank you goes out to everyone who participated, we hope to hold more contests and g
DesignnMore Like This
Everything is designed, but not everything is designed well. Our goal is to educate about, inform about and spread creative design through our sites and services which help thousands of people around the world, every single day.
Designn was founded on DeviantART in 2011. Spotting a necessity in the digital world, Designn set out to provide the community with professional and free design resources, valuable articles and other useful services such as design sponsorships. From this beginning, as a single group with a handful of supporters, we have come to become an international project with support from every corner of the globe.
Artists, developers, students, teachers, executives and start-ups from all over the globe access, use and benefit from the services provided by Designn. The sites, magazines and blogs reach out to thousands of individuals across continents delivering valuable resources and servi
Fan Art LawMore Like This
Fan Art Law
Mon Sep 10, 2012 by techgnotic
t seems there’s nothing quite as dear to the hearts of many of our deviants as their production of fan art, and at the same time, there is nothing so knotted with legal and ethical headaches. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the form of fan art it has also become one of the most frustratingly complicated. At some point, the sheer volume of fan art around a single property may become so large that the issue rises to another level of scrutiny by the creators of the original work.
With this dynamic in mind, we thought the following panel that Josh Wattles, our Advisor In Chief here at deviantART, and a mystery guest named Harold Smith, gave at Comic Con this year might be of immense help in understanding the ever evolving elements of fan art
deviantART is applying to manage .artMore Like This
deviantaRT is applying to manage a new Top Level Domain called .art
Top Level Domain (TLD) is the technical name for ".com," ".net," ".org," or ".fr". These TLDs are controlled and issued by a worldwide organization called ICANN, short for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. When ICANN announced that it would accept applications for new TLDs, deviantART quickly realized that someone would try to nab ".art."
DeviantART is committed to have the .art TLD in the hands of representatives of the arts; people who know something about the Internet and the way art is presented and enabled by the Internet. Nobody has more experience with this than the deviantART community that we are all building, participating in, and sharing with each other every day.
In order to secure .art into the right hands, deviantA
Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder:icontechgnotic:More Like This
The Serenely Powerful Art of `yuumei
In the top half of an hourglass, a polar bear and her cub perch perilously atop a wedge of melting ice, its dripping water becoming the "sand" that is inexorably drowning an urban couch potato figure in the hourglass's bottom chamber. The beautiful yet arresting digital painting is "Countdown" by yuumei and it is currently one of the most popular pieces on deviantART. It is "archetypal yuumei" in its perfectly balanced blending of a striking lyrically beautiful visual with an underlying urgent social or political message.
Her specialty is digital art in an anime style, but she often employs traditional watercolors and other elements. Her cause is saving and preserving what's left of the Earth's wildlife and its environment; she donates large portions of profits from her artworks to a host of wildlife and environmental organizations and urges all deviants and others to do the same. But what has really been her stand-out achievem
Alien Threat in Pop CultureCould the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity's unity? Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film's story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to discover that an imminent alien invasion may soon wipe out all human life.More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Jun 6, 2012 by techgnotic
Could the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity’s unity?
Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film’s story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to di
The Neglected Importance of the Online CommunityWhat is the Worldwide Online Community?More Like This
The Worldwide Online Community is simply a group of people from a wide variety of countries and continents who come together to share their skills, experience, and/or love for a subject. Online communities are a fairly new faction and are not fully understood, their importance is neglected and may not reach their full potential until the next generation incorporates them more and more. It wasn't until the '90s that the Internet or World Wide Web really became a part of the culture, but in less then 20 years its impact has changed society from top to bottom.
In order to really delve into the importance of the worldwide online community, one must first define what it is. There are hundreds of different definitions of what an online community is, but this statement is generally accepted throughout these definitions.
Worldwide online communities are groups of people who join together on the Internet with a common int
Grammar PoliceA touch of humor to kick off the summer!More Like This
The contents of this post are an alphabetical arrangement of two lists that have been circulating among writers and editors for many years. In case you have missed out all this time, I'm sharing here the wit and wisdom of the late New York Times language maven William Safire (Rules for Writers) and advertising executive and copywriter Frank LaPosta Visco (How to Write Good).
1. A writer must not shift your point of view.
2. Always pick on the correct idiom.
3. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
4. Always be sure to finish what
5. Avoid alliteration. Always.
6. Avoid archaeic spellings.
7. Avoid clichés like the plague. (They're old hat.)
8. Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
9. Be more or less specific.
10. Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
11. Contractions aren't necessary.
12. Do not use hyperbole; not one in a million can do it effectively.
13. Don't indulge in sesquipedalian lexicological construc
STOLEN ART AT MCM EXPO- Lookout this weekend..Find me on these art related websites!More Like This
COSPLAY ISLAND COSPLAY.COM; TWITTER
STARS PORTRAITS SHEEZYART ELFWOOD
The Saturday Spotlight, May 26th, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsMore Like This
Saturday Spotlight for May 26th, 2012
Daily Literature Deviations is proud to feature this special recognition article!
You can show your support by ing this News Article. We hope this gives you some insight into
the person behind the art.
Please comment and the features and congratulate the artist!
Artists will be featured in a special news art
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
Innovation for WritersThere have always been a lot of writers on deviantART begging for more recognition. It's understandable that literature is given a lower priority: as I'm writing this, there are 3,280 "Writers" online, which compared to the 10,671 "Artists" is a relatively small community. So all of us writers whine about how we never get "the attention that we deserve." There are plenty of stamps declaring, "Writers are artists too!" and all that sort of thing. But we never really get anywhere.More Like This
Well let's get serious, people.
deviantART easily has the most impressive coding I've ever seen. And the latest updates of the message centre, notes and v7 were stunning. So much is possible; it's time to give writers the edge.
When deviantART's Portfolio feature was released, it stated:
"Some people ask if Portfolio supports Literature, Film or Flash Animations. Unfortunately these formats are not yet supported, but we are working hard to make sure to support these media in the future with presentation formats
how to be illustrator,without starvationHello everyone.More Like This
i would like to sharing some tips from my knowledge and this is entry I wrote in my site illustcourse.com which I decide to sharing here also.
I've ever being freelance illustrator for 2 years and half before I take the leap to be entrepreneur path for almost 3 years,so I would like to sharing what I had learnt.If you asking me,how about income in freelancing path,I would like to said it's OK.It's not making you get rich quick in this path but compare working hour with income I think it's quite decent.If you working hard,you will gaining more but I would like to said if you want sustainable path.You need to develop your own product,because it make you didn't have to depend on freelance job which you didn't know whether it will run dry.
It's good that I live in Thailand also.If you can relocate to some place with lower living cost.You may consider to do so because it saving you a lot of money in a long run.
and this entry I would like to sharing tips how to become illust
Adoptables, AuctionsWhat is an Adoptable Auction?More Like This
An Adoptable Auction it's like a normal auction, with an adoptable on the plate and the highest point/money offer wins. These are not 'first come, first serve' adoptables.
Is it the same thing as a Name-Your-Price Adoptable?
Both can cause a bidding war, but no, they're not the same thing. Auctions are more organized and have more terms to them that the NYP Adopts. NYP Adopts usually have a price range and not a starting bid, they don't have an autobuy, nor a minimum bid raise and end when the Adoptable Creator feels like it.
Bid = Money/Point Offer
Starting Bid/Base Bid (SB) = The first and lowest bid you can make for the adoptable (usually decided by the Adoptable Creator)
Minimum Raise = The minimum amount of money/points that you need to add to a previous bid to beat it (usually decided by the Adoptable Creator)
Autobuy/Buyout (AB) = The price that you need to pay to be sure to get the adopta
My Two cents on Portfolio ReviewsYou know, I see quite a bit of portfolio on a regular basis, and even more so when I go to comic con and CTN.More Like This
This time around was the same thing, I saw quite a few portfolios. Some good ones and some that miss the mark.
There were a few in particular that caught my eye.. a few extremely good ones, and a few that just didn't work, and I wanted to try and share my opinions about portfolios in general.
This is just my point of view, based on MY experience and definitely not a definitely law, rule, or "must do". Just what I noticed in many student's and young professional's portfolios.
The first thing that strikes me is how similar portfolios can be from one student to another..I can almost always tell when one student is from Art Center, San Jose State, Otis, Sheridan or any other major school. It's a good thing and a bad thing. Mainly a bad thing though
Just a few personal thoughts on portfolios since I just came back from comic con and saw a ton over there.
Your portfolio should be a r
Best video resources for digital artistsLearning the theory without any practice is incredibly pointless when it comes to art. No book, no lecture and no video will ever teach you how to paint if you won't find the time for creating something yourself.More Like This
On the other hand, doing everything alone and without any instructions is the longest and hardest way of achieving anything. What's worse it doesn't guarantee you success.
Through the last couple of years I've been painting, I've learned that the best way for me to learn to paint is to copy techniques of people who know what they're doing. There's no better way doing it than watching videos with commentaries. That's why today I thought I'd share with you some great lectures, tutorials and demos I've found on youtube. Below you'll find a list of the best YT channels and samples of videos. Go and subscribe for more great vids!
Official channel of FZD School of Design which is considere
Social Networks + Browsers Personified by Jon LockThe talented digital artist Jon-Lock illustrates personifications of social networks and web browsers. While he's only been on deviantART for less than 6 months, he's brought in nearly 128,000 pageviews, 17,600+ watchers, and his newer deviations almost always hit the front page.More Like This
Google Chrome Personified
Google Chrome's "Chrome Cycle"
deviantART and YouTube Personified
PE: Drawing Faces in Manga Style Basic notions for drawing heads and facesMore Like This
Welcome back everyone! Today I'm going to teach you the basics of drawing a face. Before I start, I want to clarify that this is the way I do it, but there are a thousand other methods that you can follow, make sure you understand the concepts and apply them the best you can, you don't have to stictly do it like I do, develop your own way and keep on learning!
Many artists suggest using circles to start sketching the head and the body but... I don't use them. I've never used them. I tried using them in the past and it only resulted in messed up lines and strange-looking faces and heads. So I dropped the circles. If you feel comfortable using them, I bow to you and I encourage you to keep using them, but I'm afraid you won't see any circles in my tutorial
Steps, Tips & Tricks when drawing Faces for beginners
See bigger version in sta.sh http://sta.sh/02a057y5vj
The Greatest Comic ArtistsComic world is filled with great amount of talented people. John Romita Jr., Frank Miller, Alex Ross, Mike Mignola, Frank Frazetta, Bill Sienkiewicz are only few of hundreds of comic artists. In this article we're going to focus on few famous names who decided to join DeviantArt and share their wonderful work with us.More Like This
Adam's journey with comics began in 1985. He's best known for his Wonder Woman and Catwoman covers, however he also worked on Justice League, Ghost, Tomb Raider, Star Wars Legacy, Batgirl and many other projects. He works with both- traditional and digital mediums and his renderings of super heroines are well known for all comic fans.
Alex currently is a freelance artist but the list
ESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMICESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMICMore Like This
Hi I’m Andrea Dotta: a Pro comic artist and animator and one year ago I had the insane idea of making a powerful webcomic to show my works to more people as possible. Now I’m in a positive development towards my goal. If you want to do a webcomic, always do your best as their are millions of webcomics on the internet.
In this article, I would like to share the things that I’ve learned this year so I hope you will get something from me.
IDEA: There are no bad ideas, there are only ideas that are not developed. To develop your idea, you need to be authentic - think of your real life experiences to give credibility to your story. If you need a sad story, think of a sad story in your life. If you want a happy story, think and say what i
Digital 3D PE Week Day 6Day 6!!More Like This
That's it for the Q and A's for both weeks, thank you everyone who took the time out of their day to answer those community questions and I hope they were all very informative and inspiring!
So today's discussion was a surprise...until now
3-Dimensional and the professional universe
Nowadays you can get a job in the 3D field in many different ways with many different contracts, full time, part time, casual, etc work out there t accommodate your interests. The amazing thing is studios/jobs are opening up all across the globe opening the doors for 3D artists in many different countries to make a living. Not only that, but the increase in contract/freelance work across the globe so you can work from home has also helped many artists out there, including myself
Work at a movie studio
Work at a studio doing tv shows
Work at a studio that does VFX for movies,shows, etc
Work at a game studio
Work at an architecture studio designi
Interview with alnourMore Like This
Interview with alnour :iconAlnour:
Thank you for taking your time with the interview for AllArtSupport.
AllArtSupport Hello Mustafa, please tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you get into the world of photo manipulation?
alnour Firstly, I would like to thank you all for giving me this opportunity to expose my art for more and more people. I'm a self-taught artist since I was 12-years old kid. I started doing art (mainly working on Photoshop) 2000. At The beginning I was doing every single tutorial I find, I loved to practice more and more, this gave me a big advantage to learn about art and to learn more about the program that I use. After almost five years, in 2004, I found myself lost in the sea of art, so I decided to stick with one category and become a professional in it. I did Abstract, Drawing, Collage, Fractal and finally in 2006 I stuck with photo-manipulation. It took me 2 years!
Interview with LittleBreezeMore Like This
Interview with LittleBreeze :iconLittleBreeze:
Thank you for taking your time with the interview for AllArtSupport.
AllArtSupport Hello dear LittleBreeze, please tell us a bit about yourself. How did you discover your passion for crafting?
LittleBreeze Hello I'm a 22 year old girl from Germany. I did discover crafting more random. I wanted to make a special gift for my friend. I bought some clay and started. Then I realized how much fun it is to work with clay. My friend also liked her present so much that I was motivated to do more
AllArtSupport Which are the reasons you have made an account in deviantART? What makes you choose to stay?
LittleBreeze I made first a deviantART account only for favoriting stuff from other deviants. But soon I wanted to share my art with others too.
Interview with zoomzoomMore Like This
Interview with zoomzoom :iconZoomzoom:
Thank you for taking your time with the interview for AllArtSupport.
AllArtSupport Hello Sergey, please tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you get into the world of 3D and game development?
zoomzoom Well. I originally went to college in Pennsylvania, majoring in computer science (like my parents); I learned C++ and VB and got a job with the company in Florida that did technical support for Olympics Games on NBC. Only there I got exposed to CG and eventually ended up in another college (Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL) changing my career path to towards 3D and Animation Industry.
AllArtSupport Which are the reasons you have made an account in deviantART? What makes you stay in this community?
zoomzoom I honestly do not remember. It was 11 years ago… What made me s
Tutorial Treasury 05In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!More Like This
"Learn how to create this cinematic scene in quick and easy steps! This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to blend images to create an apocalyptic scene and add flying meteors with premade Photoshop brushes. You’ll also learn several different ways to add lighting effects and create a strong atmosphere. ~ written by Jarka Hrnčárková ~"
Draw With Us #7 - SkinHey guys,More Like This
I'm sorry to have disappeared for so long! I had terrible internet for a long time (which makes it impossible to search resources) and then my personal life has been a massive distraction. I have managed to take the time to write a journal for this month at least and the topic is Skin
To start with, skin colour is one of the hardest things for me to pin point on a palette. I always go too pink! So I find these swatches incredibly useful
These are tutorials are on understanding skin tone and how to use those colours
Skintone Tutorial part 5+6 by KristinaGehrmann What Skin Colors? by Smirtouille Basic Skin Swatches and Tutorial by ThePurpleSorcerer SKIN: a tutorial - Part 1 by navate SKIN: a tutorial - Part 2 by navate
These brushes are skin specific, but you will find a lot of brush sets on DA will have one or two very useful brushes for skin
Skin Pores Brushes by nathies-stock APs Brushes: Skin Textures by NatalieHijazi Skin Texture Brushes by nathie Skin and Hair Texture Brushes by castrochew :thu
Interview with daRozMore Like This
Interview with daRoz :iconDaRoz:
Thank you for taking your time with the interview for AllArtSupport.
AllArtSupport Hello Darek, please tell us a little bit about you. How did you discover your passion for Digital Paintings?
daRoz My name is Darek Zabrocki and I am 22. I work as freelance illustrator and concept artist for more than 4,5 years. I love drawing and painting since I remember, I started drawing when I was already 3 years haha. What put me into Digital Painting? One day I found on internet some beautiful digital painting works it was around 2006 and I was really impressed by this technique. Firstly, I thought it is fake and all is done thanks to computer filters and so on. After I bought my first Tablet I already knew I was wrong and it is just one more medium you can create worlds you imagine and it is not really that easy. People often think if something is done by computer it is easier
Stockers you should knowHey people! So, one of the many questions I get asked about how to improve figure drawing is where to find a suitable model. In a perfect world, friends and family members would sit for us artists for hours on end, however that's highly unlikely especially if you're looking for an "actiony" pose! Also, those of you who are just beginning to draw the figure need to do so from a human model. Drawing from life is, once again, ideal, but stock photos are the next best thing. Plus I'm always harping about dA's great stock so this is the list of some of the absolute best figurative/pose based human stockers on dA:More Like This
#1.SenshiStock For Male and Female pose reference
Resources For Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 1Tutorials from YouTubeMore Like This
There are many places you will find resources to help you with your art. From deviantART's own vast resources, tutorials, stock images provided by artists to your public library, bookstores, art sessions to name a few. YouTube is one such resource hub. From live video which explains materials and products you would need for your traditional or digital artwork, to painting demonstrations that are live to 'speedpaints', they offer various ways audio-visual medium and such a large diversity of artists help with getting help you need. You are encouraged to find more and browse more to research, study and practice.
This Resources for Artists is the 3rd in the series of the article, and the 1st chapter for the YouTube resources list. If you have any links to amazing tutorials, video demonstrations, YouTube channels that you are aware of, do share them below in the comments and they will likely appear in the next series. You are welco
New art bookI'm an art professor, and I would like to share with you the publication of my new book, "Learn, Create, and Teach: A Guide to Building a Creative Life." This book delivers succinct, practical, and candid advice that addresses both common concerns in the creative path and the challenges an artist faces in the real world.More Like This
What people are saying about the book:
"…a great collection of key lessons that will help anyone become more successful in life and their chosen profession."
"...A definite must-have for any prospective or on-coming art students curious about what to expect, the practical advice provided here ultimately pertains to anyone at any level in a creative career."
“The wisdom in this book would take art students and new artists years to accumulate…”
Buy the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Learn-Create-Teach-Building-Creative/dp/1490928960/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1374195481&sr=8-3&keywords=clara+lieu
Read more about the book: http://claralieu.com
You're Not AloneMore Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all headed for the same fate: dust. Ever
Beauty as a Force of Energyby techgnoticMore Like This
Louie Schwartzberg has made it his life’s mission to use his cinematic artistry to raise the alarm for public awareness of the dire situation we are facing in the possible collapse of our taken-for-granted natural resources. The “colony collapse disorder” currently decimating our honeybees was the prompt for Louie’s new movie, Wings of Life, which at it's essence, is a love story that feeds the earth.
Disney is rele
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
Possessional DemonologyMore Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?More Like This
Oct 17, 2012 by techgnotic
Sometimes in youth we play crazy mind games. One gruesome game was trying to think of the worst way to die. Or even better, the "which would you choose" version of the same conceit. Another was what would be the worst torture to endure. If there is one international touchstone that best captures youthful fears and wonders in speculation of what lies beyond the veil of death and awaits as possible punishment for our sins, it must be - to the few who have actually read it to the millions who "know" it – "Dante's Inferno." Who does not shiver at the thought of being lost somewhere in the "Nine Rings of Hell?"
Witch Sorceress EnchantressMore Like This
The Witchas Multifaceted Icon
Throughout history artists of every discipline have been fascinated, inspired and transfixed at every historical stage of the shifting perceptions of the “Witch” in any given time or society. The seams within every page of every chapter written against or in defense of the witch have been alternatively filled with oppressive sexism, blind eyed religious bigotry, occult doctrine, fevered and forbidden lustful sexuality, misplaced fear, and reams of wide eyed superstition.
Consequently, the colors, and lines within every stroke upon every canvas and visceral depiction, carry all the burdensome weight of the long intricacies of this subject. With respect to this much maligned, religiously and politically repurposed, perpetually misunderstood subject
SuggestivismSuggestivismMore Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
"Suggestivist" art is not slave to any on
1 Day Left!! First Winter Solstice Holiday ContestENDS JANUARY 1st!More Like This
DECEMBER 31st 2013 is the last day for entry!
1 Day Left to go on our first Holiday Winter Contest! We have had some wonderful pieces come in! I hope to see a few more as we get down to the wire!
First Prize is two different custom pieces from me (medium/large pendant and a wire wrapped adjustable ring!) as well as points and more! Second place is a wire wrapped pendant and third is a ring!
Currently we only have 3 entries and they are all great! But we are of course looking for more Stories, art, photo manipulations, all are welcome! If anyone has questions or wants helpful hints and critiques, just send me note
This year I decided to run a contest! Why not?
The contest will be drawing, writing stories or other artworks featuring Silvara in a Wintry, Solstice, Gifting or Holiday setting.
One - Please read this document. http://sta.sh/0z9u14ko1ih If you understand and agree then please move to rule two
Watchers Gallery Update 11th SeptemberOK - the results are in and it seems that an overwhelming number of you thought the idea of a group dedicated to my watchers was a good idea (95%+) - so with that in mind I have now set up a group (not so imaginatively) called..... watchers-feature http://watchers-feature.deviantart.com/More Like This
In time I will personally invite all of my watchers to join the group - I say in time, because I cannot find a way of automating that invitation process or doing a group invitation, Which means inviting you one-by-one!!!!
In the mean time feel free to join yourselves, and I will approve your application. After that just upload as many (or as few) pieces of your past, present and future artworks for both me and all those other watchers out there - what could be simpler?
To kick off the group I am also holding a contest to design a group Icon/Avatar - first prise will be 1 years Premium Membership, and the decision will be made by a public vote Closing date for entry's will be on the
2900 Points Rewards ( August 2013 )HelloMore Like This
Please Read the below Carefully
It's about 9 Month that our group Found , We Give Rewards to Every one who we could ,
We are First group which give to all the best works Awards ,
Now we have a Request Just Read our journals carefully and fave our journals and help us in another way (For example : Give Llama us , Make a journal and invite your friend to group , etc)
August Contest Winners .
First Evey one Fave This blog
Then watch some of our supporters and join groups suggest
For your information , we see all the works, choose the best ones and moved them to " Best Of " Folders and Gave them Rewards .
Please read the whole journal , if you are one of our winners , Fave and comment the journal , then we will give you your rewards in future days.
Every work gets 10 points Reward .
Now let's introduce the winners together :
All-World-Works !!All World Works :iconAll-World-Works: is a group for every artist !More Like This
The best group on deviantART with contests every month
to showcase the best works of each artist.
When i first joined the group
i didn't knew anything about the contests.
So when i had a note from the group saying that
i'm one of the winers of the monthly contest
with my artwork " I Love YOU ! "
in the folder Traditional Art
That was a truly great surprise to me !
My only goal here on deviantART
was to show to the world my art
and to spread L.O.V.E
I'm very grateful for the support i had
and still have , from artists , lovers of art ,
my watchers , groups , friends and everyone !
Even the most little support is precious
and much appreciated.
A huge THANK YOU to ALL OF YOU !!!
And a SPECIAL THANK YOU to
All World Works :iconAll-World-Works:
For the great support and ofcourse
the special reward of my work and love for art !
Some of my artworks that also won
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Creative Craft Challenge: Pop-up booksSuggested by paheinMore Like This
I accidentally missed the last week! Oops! Anyways, here's the rest of the fabulous submissions for this challenge:
Hello everybody! I hope you're having a fabulous day today. Unfortunately we have no new submissions for this week :
Interview assiting for an Undergraduate!~~~~~~~~~~~~~ORIGINAL MESSAGE!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~More Like This
Hi The-Original-Magic founders/staff!
Sorry to bother you all for your time, but I was wondering if you could help me with some academic research! I'm a current undergraduate media student and taking a class on new media and its uses. I'm conducting research on the way traditional art adapts to a digital platform, focusing on DeviantArt as that platform. I'd love to get your perspective and the input of the members in your group, if you don't mind helping me spread the word! I'd really appreciate it if you could include the following interview in a group journal post, or maybe just include a link within a larger post to the interview in my own journal at [link] Or, if you have other suggestions for ways for me to reach the group at large, please let me know.
Responses will be kept entirely anonymous in my findings and will only be used for academic purposes. Answers can be submitted as a comment, sent in a note to me directly (DA user O
The In's and Out's of Book coversPublishing weekMore Like This
My name is Jodie and I’ve been asked by Emily of CRLiterature to write a bit about design, or more precisely, design for book covers! I’m a part-time, freelance illustrator with a passion for reading and have had the great pleasure of illustrating a cover or two in the past few years for some very talented writers. I also have a lot of experience talking to authors about their ‘dream covers’ and then trying to explain why an epic fantasy scene or the main character in a heroic pose probably isn’t the best idea for their first self-published novel.
(On a side note, I'm not an expert in the area of book design/graphic design, but hope the little I do know helps you all to share your work with more people)
You’ve probably heard of the term ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, and while this is a very good piece of advice, it’s actually pretty useless when it comes to trying to sell bo
Pixel Challenge Week 18Senior WeekMore Like This
PixelChallenges presents you our 18th challenge week which we will host alongside projecteducate!
Start: February 23th
End: February 28th
Winner annoucement: March 1st
Please read through our rules carefully or your entry may be disqualified.
Your entry must be new and created for this challenge. Pre-existing works won't be accepted.
Your entry must abide by DeviantArt's Terms of Service and Policies
All entries must be drawn in Pixels
One entry per participant
Pixel entry sizes should be 300x300 or smaller.
Important: Make sure you link to our current week's journal in the deviation's descrip
A Discussion On Backgrounds In PaintingsMore Like This
Traditional Art Week
Background is called the matrix of a painting. Something that holds the foreground or main subject to our focus. Even though, we often neglect this stepping stone. And this element should be discussed separately because this the principle step that even comes before the composition sometimes. If you have nothing to hold it, what fate becomes of your precious creation?
Before we analyze the elements of a background, we must understand what is background actually.
Background is not a solid object or patch of colour which you must put behind your painting to support it. No. Background is the space that surrounds your painting. It is the only way with which your painting relates to the surrounding at the very first place. It is where your sight is tricked into distance.
While we are talking about backgrounds, we should in