Stock and Resources Updates Feb 2013Heading Into 2013
We are well on our way towards the warmer part of the year for those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, and whilst we shake off our winter blues and snow boots, our Southern Stockers have been wowing us with new beautiful stock and resources (whilst sweltering in the heat!)
The gallery cleanup is still going on, but with a reminder to be patient with us, we know its not easy but we have a very VERY big gallery and just a few people (mostly just Erin and myself) tackling the issue, but its not been forgotten or ignored. Erin and I are also very busy with home life as well
If you feel we've missed out on a sub category (sadly this is very likely right now as we concentrate our efforts on the most used/submitted to areas) please feel free to note us and point us in the right direction!
New Submission Page and Updated Gallery Descriptions
The new submission pa
Thank you PolyMune and FionaCreates!Please take some time to thank PolyMune for her time taking care of the Game Development Art and 3D Art galleries!More Like This
Please also take the time to thank FionaCreates for her time taking care of the Digital Dolls gallery!
Why You Should Still Be Experimenting As we began our trek into the world of art most of us spent a decent amount of time experimenting to find our niche.More Like This
But for many artists, once they find their place and style they often stop listening for any other callings.
What Exactly do You Mean by "Experiment".
Trying new things - of course we should experiment and text our tools, that's one of the first steps to becoming an artist in learning what you're working with and how to use your resources and tools to produce the best outcome for your art. What this article is about however is going outside your style and technique.
Why Should You Experiment?
Experimenting is a crucial part of learning. It's also a giant piece of expanding, improving and adding to what you already have. Imagine if the first thing you created was all you ever did. I'd be taking photo after photo of the sunrise: two problems with that are I'm not a mining person
Interview with gwendolyn12:icongwendolyn12:More Like This
Meet our Anime and Manga Community Volunteer,
1. Please introduce yourself, what are your interests?
Hello! My name is Ellen, but I'm mostly known on dA as Gwen, due to my username. I'm 19 years old, and I'm from Brazil. I've been hanging around this community for over five years, and though I've had my interest on art sparkle way before I joined here, it grew and became a permanent interest thanks to this community. I'm particularly fond of traditional art, of all sorts (though I adore digital medi as well) and all things pretty. I also owe to dA most of my english learning, as well my online friendships and my lovely boyfriend namenotrequired. This community is sort of, part of me now.
Besides art, I'm also extremely addicted to videogames (specially RPGs) and fantasy books. A fun fact, it was also from a videogame where my username, and consequently my nickname, came from - a game called Odin Sphere.
Typo Feature: SummerWelcome to today's Typo Feature!More Like This
In this ongoing series each article will focus on a specific theme and showcase deviations that manage to convey the theme in a special and great manner.
This feature's theme will be:
Mr Sun's Face Typography Calligram by calligramorama
Summer 2012 by Lacza
I hope you enjoyed this selection and maybe you'll have a smile on your face, too
If you have ideas for future features you are welcome to suggest them in a comment here, on CRTextAndTypographys profile or via note to either me or the group.
I have asexuality: don't assign me yours"The brief relationships I had, once people realizedMore Like This
there was no sex, they lost interest fast."
Mark from Asexuals Project
I have a sexuality
Asexuality is a sexual orientation where a person does not experience sexual attraction. The purpose of this journal though is a little broader than asexuality and, as the title has clued you in, is noting that many of us have our own sexuality; don't assign someone else yours.
In January, I posted Asexuality: I am louder than who I say I am, a journal to raise awareness to issues surrounding knowledge and confusion related to asexuality. I brought up asexual stigma, what asexuality is defined as and that misconceptions and not caring to know of a sexual orientation is in and of itself, damaging. The comments reflected their support of awareness and showed a healthy, strong,
Introducing Improved CommentsWith over 1.5 million comments posted per day, deviantART's commenting system provides the backbone for fostering relationships across the globe. Whether mentoring one another, providing artistic support, or checking in with a friend, commenting is one of the site's most used and loved features.More Like This
To highlight this vital aspect of community interaction and provide more control around conversations, we’re proud to release the first in a series of improvements to comments.
The Featured comments option allows deviants to showcase the most meaningful or interesting feedback they’ve received — helping those comments stand out from the rest. When someone leaves a feature-worthy reply on one of your deviations, you can now highlight that comment from the pencil menu.
Featured comments on deviations are highlighted and denoted with a special label.
Whether it’s a flubbed
Community Operations Newsletter - June 2014In this, the first of a new, regular newsletter, I'd like to take a moment to give you an overview of the Community Operations department.More Like This
DeviantART's Community Operations Department encompasses the Help Desk and the Copyright and Etiquette Administration (CEA) teams. These teams are dedicated to providing a high level of support within the community via our help desk portal as well as what we call the "Moderation Desk", which is where all of the deviations that have been reported as being unsuitable or in violation of our policies, await review from a member of staff.
Community Operations Staff are spread out across the globe on a mix of many time zones. Some work from a physical office in deviantART HQ in Los Angeles, some work from their homes in America, Canada, Bahamas, Germany and the UK. This may not sound like a real job, but like any employment, there are clearly laid out roles and responsibilities as well as continuous supervision to ensure that people are meeting expectati
Hints and Tips #3 : Paths in GIMPHints & Tips is a new series of articles here at #projecteducate designed to bring you short, concise articles that give you some great artistic advice. To check out previous articles in the series follow this link. If you want to write an article, note #projecteducateMore Like This
First of all, I plan for this information to be for those fairly new to GIMP. Some folks who have been using it for years will find it inane and obvious, but really those who have GIMP as their first digital art/editing program will most likely not know these things. Feel free to read though if you wanna say "Pfft, I knew that" throughout.
First of all, most people either don't know or forget that almost everything you need can be found in the Windows drop down menu. You can find all your dockable dialog boxes there and all their features will open u
EncouragementWhen I started out on DeviantArt, I used to be one of those artists that thought I could never do art properly.More Like This
I'll start saying that I spend most of my childhood getting only little encouragement.
My parents were, like many other parents, convinced that art wasn't that much of a useful skill since it's nearly impossible to earn money with -- and would've liked it if I spend my time doing something more useful instead. At school I was that pathetic kid without friends. Creative, yet very introverted. The one that gets bullied in the schoolyard. Needless to say; it was rare to find people saying something nice about me, and it was even more rare to find someone actually encouraging me.
Back then, I used to believe that I was alone. I initially signed up to DeviantArt to find people with similar interests. But it happened to change my mind along the way. When I came into contact with other artists, I came to realize that there were in fact many people just like me. People th
DeviantART's official Comic-Con poster!As a statement of empowerment and artist prestige, we're pleased to reveal deviantART's official poster for Artists’ Alley at San Diego Comic-Con – designed by the exquisitely talented Artgerm!More Like This
DeviantART couldn't be more excited to sponsor Artists' Alley for the fourth year in a row. Our aim has always been to keep focus on those who not only make the entire convention possible, but provide us with a world of entertainment across all media: the artists.
Go forth and march with your creative brethren!
Get the poster!
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Aaaaanother Daily Deviation!Woah, so its my sixth daily deviation! Crazy stuff! Thanks to :iconkingmancheng: for featuring it! And thank you all, once again, for your constant support and kind words! You guys are the best!More Like This
Show me yours!/casually joins the gameMore Like This
pinched from the lovely Elicoronel16
Go to your favourites folder and show me...
The first deviation of your first page:
The second of your second:
The third of your third:
The fourth of your fourth:
The fifth of your fifth:
The sixth of your sixth:
I tag :iconbutterbly:
PVART - Boost Your Visibility + Win Points!Project Vision Art (PVART), launched in July of 2014, is the first and only service on deviantART that allows deviants to share their artwork, projects, contests, and more with video accompaniment. The product video is easy to create, can be watched by anyone, and is affordable for all budgets.More Like This
About six months ago, I started playing with the idea of how to make art more visible to people. When you sell artwork on deviantART, or elsewhere, you hit a wall; you can only share a link and hope that people will look at it and enjoy it. Adding a video allows you to share more about the piece.
Artwork often has a story behind it. Projects can often be better explained verbally than with typed words. And after all, if a picture is worth a thousand words, a short movie must be worth thousands if not millions. Give video a chance to show off your work!
Get The Word Out!
I really want to sh
The Unseen Stock - JulyModelMore Like This
Dark by LadyAquariusStock Mucha Inspired - Midas 10 by HiddenYume-stock Culdalasse Laihendi Ranger 10 by PirateLotus-Stock Free Stock Photo by ElectricSorceress
September Sky 11 by adarkerpurpose-stock
Bottom of Waterfall Stock 2 by BeccaB-Stock-N-Art Waterfall 2 by AircatSkylion Red Rocks and Trees by dollieflesh-stock Snow Scape by Ardenstock Another Sunrise Stock by Cinnamoncandy-Stock
The Unseen Stock - June (ll)More Like This
I hope you enjoy these underappreciated stock photos as much as I do!
If you like the journal please add it to your favourites so more people can see it
Pisqah Green Wizard 2011-05-24 67 by skydancer-stock Snow Princess Stock 3 by kayleeehall Little Wizardess Preview by RachgracehStock Tangled 2 by kirilee Culdalasse Laihendi Ranger 4 by PirateLotus-Stock
Notable NewcomersHello, all!More Like This
I wanted to feature some new photomanipulators. Each of these talented artists has been on DA for less than a year, yet they have taken concepts to a whole new level. Please welcome them and offer your support!
Underwater scenes have been done before, but I really like the way this artist added interesting elements in the background and created a wistful, reflective feeling. Also, his lighting is really nice.
This artist has a wonderful mastery of colors and light. The idea of staring down over a city is not new, but the interesting, creative way she presents the concept is very original.
This quite emotional conceptual piece stands out from the crowd because of the artist's powerful interpretation of the stock model. The artist also uses color and light effectively.
The artist has a super cool concept here, and he blends a lot of stock images together
Project Educate Merges with Art History Project!News Flash!More Like This
Project Educate: News
Many of you will see this journal because you follow projecteducate - and many because you follow ArtHistoryProject - The great news is that the two Projects are merging to become one! Which means you only need to follow/join projecteducate for all It's great news for the community and one that the admin team at both projecteducate and ArtHistoryProject are behind completely. We're excited to be able to bring you these strong community focused projects in a much more compact and efficient way by having the two under one roof.
What about all of the articles over at ArtHistoryProject?
They aren't lost! Don't worry! If you contributed and article the chances are it
a week full of stocks XVIIMore Like This
913a6820 by Giulia-Blacas STOCK by carolinesphotos 2014-04-24 Wizard Wind 107 by skydancer-stock
I want your blood by Kristhania
Stock - Black and gold Vampire Queen Faun Demon 49 by S-T-A-R-gazer Medieval Maiden 8 by MajesticStock My Wedding Day by Danika-Stock
The Cold Blue by Burtn Stock: Calico Hills by Celem Lormet-Oriental-Garden-013601B-sml by Lormet-Images
La Palmera Park, Elche by EveLivesey Mountain 327 - Prouveyrat peak by Momotte2stocks Fortress 4 By Cindysart-stock by CindysArt-Stock
River 3 by veryevilmastermind St Govens Chapel Stock image by NickiStock Gazebo Stock by BeccaB-323-STOCK
Seascape 01 by CD-STOCK Dunes 09 by CD-STOCK
Modeling advice you should check out!More Like This
Invaluable advice for improving your portrait photography, check out the roundup above for all of the articles!
I like to believe that improving our stock photography is a goal we all share, and it doesn't matter if you take model shots, landscape shots, building shots or object shots, and everything between. There are giant swathes of tutorials, guides and help if you ask for it for improving all aspects of your stock photography - there is no excuse for not taking pride in your work and doing the best you can to improve, or for not knowing how to make the best use of your camera, surroundings and lighting
Check out all of the Photography guides and articles for projecteducate here: http://projecteducate.deviantart.com/gallery/38908113/Photography
Check out all of the Stock and Resources guides and articles for projecteducate here: