Urbex #18Environmental Graffit has some great examples of abandoned churches. As does deviantART! Churches can be surrealistic places whether they are abandoned or not and indeed in some of the villages surrounding the area where I live in the UK there are some fantastically creepy churches that nobody ever seems to go in anymore.. So whether you visit a church regularly or not, enjoy the forgotten churches showcased below...
Concrete Church by Matthias-Haker
Church of All Saints by Matthias-Haker
Church PX by Nichofsky
"Urban Exploration is the exploration of man-made structures. Usually th
Always: Alan RickmanMore Like This
February 21, 1946 - January 14, 2016
"I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure."
A story from Luna Lovegood
Snape by sugarpoultry Always by mior3e
Expecto Patronum (RIP Alan Rickman) by alexiuss
Snape by markdraws RIP Alan Rickman by RaisinDeLoup
R.I.P Alan Rickman by TheKingOfTheForrest
"Each character I play has different dimensions. I'm not interested in words that pull them to
R.I.P Alan Rickman"After all this time?"More Like This
A small tribute to the late Alan Rickman, who undoubtedly assisted in shaping the lives of many young people through his remarkable portrayal of Severus Snape. We will remember you, Alan, always..
Severus Snape by C0y0te7
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-14-15More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 14, 2015
:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondamphyr: damphyr
Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!
— Dr. Seuss
During San Diego Comic-Con a sizzle reel was shown for the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. Someone in the audience recorded the footage that was meant soley for the show attendees and then posted a horrible copy of it online. We opted not to share the leaked footage yesterday but Warner Brothers has since releas
Celebrating Deviousness - July 2015More Like This
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
“It's probably a true to say I would not be a professional artist were it not for DeviantArt. When I joined the site 11 years ago I didn't want to be an artist, I just wanted to draw; I never imagined this place would help carve my career in art. But then I never expected a lot of what happened to me to happen. My early works were filled with fantasy, but art grew to be more than just a creative outlet for me, it grew to be an emotional one. As times got darker so did my work, drawing gave me a channel to explore and express my feelings, and through DeviantArt, I could connect, and it's been these personal connections, to thousands of people, of
Pimps and Whoas - January 7, 2015More Like This
Official dA News
Boldly Facing the Future
Celebrating Deviousness - January 2015
DeviantArt Mobile App Now Available
You May Say I'm An Artist
2015 DeviantArt Calendars
Ant-Man's Giant Sized Secrets
ProjectPorkchop Vol385:iconastrahanin:More Like This
Vladislav is a digital artist from Russia. He has a distinct storybook illustration style that really stands out. His works really reflect the way he views the world and his gallery contains a lot of political satire as well as caricatures of people portraying certain ideas. His work is humorous, provacative and will really make you think!
Diego is a varied artist from Mexico. He favors the horror and macabre style and his gallery is filled with ghastly creatures and creepy characters. The skull is symbol that is prevalant in most of Diego's works, espescially animal skulls. His limited color palettes are earthy with hints of bright colors for an interesting effect. Stop by Diego's gallery today and show some support!
ProjectPorkchop Vol384:iconsaraplante:More Like This
Sara is a professional artist from the US. She has a wonderful storybook illustration style. Her bold colors and playful arrangements are truly delightful and her storytelling is impeccable. There are so many wonderful details in her work so make sure you closely! Sara has been a member of DA for 7 years, so please show her gallery some love today!
Len is a digital artist from the Phillipines. She has a soft air-brushed style and uses very simple color pallettes with sepia tones as a base giving of a nice warmth. Her portraits are full of life, especially in the eyes and carry a lot of emotion with them. Len has been a member for one year, so let's welcome her to our community!
Photographer of the week: Yenna-photoThe Photographer of the week is a regular feature that promotes a Still Life Photographer from right here on DeviantART. This week we have the pleasure of sharing yenna-photo's work with you. Yenna has been here for eight years and has a beautiful gallery where she has carefully arranged and photographed many dolls. Check out her gallery today - you won't be disappointed!More Like This
ProjectPorkchop Vol375:iconmoondragon-1:More Like This
Cassie is a varied artist from the US. She loves to draw and sculpt dragons and has a cute cartoon style. The poses of her sculpted creatures are very dynamic and fun and she also offers adoptables to the public! If you are a fantasy lover, this artist is for you!
Soichiro is a varied artist from Japan. He has a fine collection of exquisite pencil drawings of people, places and animals. He uses tonal shading to create his works and only uses one color at a given time. This wonderful artist is definitely worth checking out!
News + open staff positionsDear members,More Like This
it's that time of the year. Spring is coming. And so come some changes in our group.
We have a new folder called "Scapes II". It's the new scapes folder now, since the old one is full (5,000 photos). The rules for this folder are the same as for the old one of course. You all should now be able to submit to the new one only and not to it's older sibling. A side note to folders: we, the team, can't see if a folder is full and doesn't accept new submissions anymore. We don't even get a small notification. So, you, the members, the ones who submit their photos, and eventually get a negative response if a certain folder is at its limit, you'll have to inform us about the full folder and we'll handle things so that the group gets another folder with the same name and a Latin number to differ from the previous folders. The best way to tell us is to send a note to the group or directly to me. Thank you for doing that in the future.
The folders (all of them) have also been looked
BibliophiliaMore Like This
Mumford And Sons by Das-Lauralein Christmas lights by tenlittlebirds
Books. by April-Pixie books by kcarla
Reading by the Fire by kilkennycat ready for november 19th by LightMagicalLady
Dear Diary.. by ShadowinLight books by sali255
Russian Fairy Tales by Bittersuesz Books by tenlittlebirds
slow life by juruparis Memories from last year by lorendil
Witchcraft by Dusk-Abomination Felix Felicis by noukka
Untitled by IrinaJoanne Reading Time by CookingPictures
Books by napalminthewomb bibliophilic by weissermohn
Scary Story Time by kilkennycat the hatter is reading by LightMagicalLady
books by April-Pixie 104 by Zeal-GJP
Hauru's room by Gomeisa-Studio lazy monday by Rommi3
Greek language grammar2 by NRichey Book Nook by PippiAnne
Wuthering Heights by L-de-L A World Of Pure Imagination by Anawielle
Machen wir Gettogether 2016 dicht? Oh neue Karte!Hallo zusammen.More Like This
Dieser Post ruhte nun seit Ende letzten Jahres auf dem Adminboard,
da ich dort mal wieder keinerlei Reaktion bekomme
richte ich mich an die gesamte Gettogether-Community.
Es hat einfach keinen Sinn mehr diese Karteileiche hier am Leben zu erhalten. Sollte Anfang des Jahres nicht mal langsam hier etwas passieren, die Mitglieder aktiv werden und mindestens ein paar Treffen an versch. Orten geplant werden, so wird diese Gruppe irgendwann in 2016 dicht gemacht. Punkt aus Ende.
Stellt sich heraus, dass hier doch noch etwas Leben steckt so darf gerne die Person das Ruder übernehmen, die sich besonders anstrengt, ich habe schlichtweg keine Lust mehr andauernd den Defibrillator anzulegen.
Und in einer Zeit wo es nur noch um Favoriten, Punkte, Lamas ~und was weiß der Teufel was sich das HQ noch so ausdenkt~ geht, sind Kommunikation und das alte Gruppendasein auf dA komplett in den Hintergrund getreten, bzw ausgestorben. Ist ja auch viel bequemer daheim vorm Rechner zu
Notes Search Now AvailableMore Like This
One of the most highly requested features is now here: the ability to search notes! Notes search allows you to do things like:
Find all notes you’ve sent to a specific deviantFind all notes from a deviant that contain a keywordSearch for a keyword within a custom folderFind all unread notes that contain a keywordSearch your drafts
To search your notes, simply enter a keyword in the search box. You can also use the advanced search dropdown to filter your search results.
Advanced operators can help you narrow your search:
subject:keyword — Find notes with a keyword in the subject. Example: subject:commission.
body:keyword — Find notes with a keyword in the body. Example: body:painting.
" " (quotes) — Search for an exact phrase.
Status Update NotificationsMore Like This
Starting today, status updates posted by deviants you watch now appear in your notifications. This has been a popular request from deviants who actively post status updates. With status updates in notifications, it will ensure that more of your watchers see your posts.
Like other notifications, status updates can be viewed in list view (text only) or grid view (full thumbnails). Status update notifications can also be stacked, which groups notifications by deviant together.
Make Your Status Update Stand Out
Adding a deviation to your status updates is a quick way of making it stand out to your watchers. Simply add a deviation by pasting a link to a deviation in your Status Update, or use the "Add Media" button.
An Easy Way To Communicate With Your Watchers
Street Ethnography - Bicycles Please enjoy and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as wellMore Like This
I know, I have missed any of you, beautiful people. forgive me and please send me more images ...
Under the Road by Ulprus
Com-posed by siddhartha19
Billboard by PhotoartBK
riding on the other side by Batsceba
the break of the postman by Batsceba
Personal Nirvana by MARX77
Me And My Shadow by MARX77
rider on the storm by waxid
Watch RecommendationsMore Like This
A few months ago, we released Watch Recommendations to new deviants -- a feature that suggests deviants to watch for those who have just joined DeviantArt. The aim being to match new deviants with active deviants -- ones who represent the depth and breadth of all DeviantArt.com has to offer.
Starting today, we’re adding deviant recommendations to your watch.
The new Watch Recommendations will display occasionally in your watch, suggesting deviants you might be interested in following. Deviants who appear as recommendations include people who have proven to be friendly and engaging in the community, as well as deviants who have reached a standard of artistic excellence.
If you find a deviant that you’re not interested in, simply click the “x” button and you won’t see that deviant again.
The Watch Recommendations feature is exp
Just lost a paying customer, dAEDIT: Two things.More Like This
(1) Here is a petition to get the old premium memberships restored: https://www.change.org/p/deviantart-core-membership-go-back-to-the-original-pms
Probably won't do any good, but it can't hurt to have your voice heard if you wish to go back to the old system.
(2) spyed has opened the floor, so make your voice heard:
In the meantime, I am scouring the internet for alternatives to dA. I remember when I first came here, after getting fed up with the change in rules at Elfwood and their sudden shift to a very strict interpretation of those rules. There were a lot of us who came to dA then, and now look at Elfwood today.
Anyway, I am willing to share what I find, and ask you to do the same.
Thanks for doubling the price of the premium membership pretty much without notice; very poorly handled PR in the last six months or so, deviantArt.
I do not foresee myself renewing my membership on he
Diablo III: After the Win!The grand prize winner of the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Fan Art Contest traveled from Russia to California to meet with some of Blizzard's greatest creators! Read his interview about his trip to Blizzard HQ, and the detailed process he took to create his amazing contest-winning work of art.More Like This
The Winning Artist Behind the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls™ Fan Art Contest
Last year artists from around the world rallied the tool
Cosplay Friday: Princess MononokeMore Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: Life and Death
Are His Alone
Princess Mononoke Teaser
Miyazaki creates a dark, violent and complex modern fairy tale in Princess Mononoke drawing from history, fantasy, and traditional Japanese folklore.
The film follows the journey of Ashitaka, a young warrior who goes in search of a cure to save his life and finds himself in the middle of a battle between nature and industry. The animal gods lead by Princess Mononoke (or S
STREET RACK : Vol. 1Abrivadoby - 13-septembreMore Like This
The cowboyby - PatrickMonnier
The Rubber Shooterby - sandas04
00273 by - NunoFigueira
LifeForms - Travel without movementby - Cwithe
Voyeurby - saintvinasse
obtuseby - lightdrafter
Shinzo Abe in Singaporeby - Timothy-Sim
The Death of LanguageThey say that every fourteen days, a language dies. The statistic isn't alarming, after all there are supposedly seven thousand languages in the world. That a language dies every two weeks, is just a statistic. The concern comes with the knowledge that a language dies because it has been forgotten. Thus it dies without recognition, without farewell and without acknowledgment. It was merely there before, a communication bridge once upon a literary dream - now a nothing. This fascinating tool that we use to interact with our fellow human beings is lost. And we don't care. The Eskimos, they say, had a hundred words for snow.More Like This
That favourite pair of shoes that you love all the holes and splits into because they are so perfect and fit you so well - gets a better send off than a language. That coat that's become too small or too big, or too much last years fashion and too little of this years craze gets more of a farewell than a languag
Contrasts of a Curious Mind #1I'm introducing an occasional series on the idea of contrast in images by looking at the work of two most excellent photographers here on Deviant Art: thewolfcreek and metalbender. Talk to most photographers about contrast and you will here all about light and shade, the zone system, local versus global contrast and much much more. We photographers like to think of contrast in terms of variations and differences in the light values of adjacent parts of an image - pure black versus pure white being the ultimate photographic contrast. However, some considerable time ago, a Swiss expressionist painter called Johanes Itten https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Itten introduced to his students at the Bauhaus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauhaus the idea of another type of contrast - contrast between characteristics and properties of objects, such as rough and smooth, narrow and wide, horizontal and vertical, curved and linear - was just as important in image making asMore Like This
The Attic I: Foyaland and ullakkoMore Like This
Once upon a time, a young child discovered a secret room within her grandparent's home. The door was at the top of a steep staircase, and light from the corridor was all that filtered in to illuminate the darkened corners. It was, unbeknownst to the child, the attic, and it had been in use for as long as any of them could remember (and much longer, at that). The room was brimming with marvelous things, but as any child knows, the best adventures are found in very large trunks.
Her mother and grandmother knew about the room, of course, but to this child it was a hidden thing, full of treasures that astounded the imagination, and were made even more tantalizing by the adults' apparent indifference. Afternoons and rainy days were spent rummaging through the attic, and in it time always seemed to slow down, even stand still.
On this day, she discovered the work of...
Foyaland & u
Newborns And Young Babies 3/3More Like This
Healthy by Andoradakittens just born 4/5 by Sadova302b50
New Life by LiamBarnwellChild of The Earth - Wallpaper size and Details by Wesley-SouzaCheetah cubs III by Gambassi
Baby Red Squirrels 1 by KinnaKitsuneNap Time by lensladyHappy Easter folks! by Wordup
The Epitome Of Cute by Nikki-vdpVery Fluffy by lenslady
Crazy me by woxysMy Flower by TaschasSnapshotsNeedle felted baby bunny by SaniAmaniCrafts
Baby Penguins by HeartstringcrochetEmperor Chick Penguin Handmade Miniature by AGZR-STUDIOS
I am Innocent by LilyasAnyawnka by wazabeespuppy. by anarud
seal point ragdoll 2 by venomxbabyClumsy Baby Elephant IV by TVD-Photography
Welcome to Artisan Crafts WeekArtisan Crafts WeekMore Like This
Welcome to Artisan Crafts Week on projecteducate we're very excited to bring you a lot of information and share our love for Artisan Crafts. We want to invite you to explore our corner of DA, and hopefully what we have prepared will encourage you to try crafting! There's so many crafts and they're all fascinating, there's something for everyone.
Please don't miss what we've prepared: there's tutorials, informative articles, beginner guides, and even a contest! The contest is something everyone can try, so please look out for it later today we would love to receive a lot of submissions, but more than anything else - we want everyone to enjoy crafting as much as we do!
We also want to invite you to join the Community Relations group for Artisan Crafts, CRArtisanCrafts and stay updated on this fascinating world! You don't need to be a crafter, fans are welcomed!
Cats And Snow 2/2This is this second of two features from our monthly theme.More Like This
Snow And Cats"!
We here at CatCatalogue are so excited about this!
To everyone who submitted these great photographs and artwork!
This feature is for you!
Sumatra Boy by Nikki-vdp
Cats And SnowThis is this first of two features from our monthly theme.More Like This
"Snow And Cats"!
We here at CatCatalogue are so excited about this!
To everyone who submitted these great photographs and artwork!
This feature is for you!
Goodbye winter by mistty002
Lucy's Favorites Vol. #28More Like This
It seems that you see the true look of the wilderness when you look into the eyes of a wolf. Like a primal look of a bear, fierce and powerful. There seems like something mystical about the ancestor of the dog. This week we take a look at the wolf. Thanks for all the fabulous photographers who bring us these pictures.
Newborns And Young Babies 2/3More Like This
This month's theme is all about the smallest of our friends, newborns and young babies. With tiny little button noses, and some floppy ears they are sure to win our hearts! Just imagine holding something as tiny and precious as this baby! Welcome to our January monthly theme as we look at where all our tiny friends began! Thank you for everyone who provided these wonderful pictures that made our day that much sweeter!
February Monthly ThemeMore Like This
Thanks so much to everyone who was a part of the
January snow theme.
What a great success!
Our theme for February is Valentine's.
it's all about love of course!
All media is excepted from February 1st -28th.
We will feature your photos at the end of the month.
Submit all entries to the monthly theme folder.
You may submit 3 pictures!
FriluftslivMore Like This
'Friluftsliv' in the Norwegian language translates to 'free air life', but the word embodies an entire philosophy. It is a way of living, one that appreciates a personal communion with nature: simply going outside and being present.
MDFPIA I by jkrabWelcome To The Jungle by ildiko-neer Make it happen by ildiko-neer
GOLDEN GLOW by MartinAmm
Misty Autumn Day by JoniNiemela
Hypnosis by m-eralp