Ancient Egyptian Art and MythologyAuthor's Note
Ancient Egypt was a HUGE society with a rich culture and a highly developed religion. Egypt is one of the most famous ancient cultures because of its unique funerary practices and its incredible architectural feats. Now some of you are reading this because you're interested in Ancient Egyptian art and others of you are (like me) take an art history course and reading this to help study. I will be tailoring this journal for those taking an art history course but no one wants to be bogged down with bland information so I'll try to keep this interesting (not that it's hard because it's ANCIENT EGYPT!)
Note that dates aren't terribly important just make sure you are in the right century
What you really need to know
The entire period of Ancient Egypt lasted from 3500 BCE to 1070 BCE and was broken into four periods: the Predynastic and early dynastic periods (which we are
All Snapped Up .25 ~ Janek-Sedlar~ An interview of a talented artist in our General Photography Community.More Like This
Tell us a bit about yourself, Janek-Sedlar! How did you get into photography and why?
Hi, my name is Janek Sedlar, I´m 27 years old and currently living in the city Kyjov, region South Moravia in the Czech republic. This area is well known for iconic rural landscapes, called by many photographers "little Tuscany". My passion for photography grows with my age. I had probably first thoughts about photography in high school. In 2005, I took my first snapshots with father´s camera, but it wasn´t until 2011 I started to take photography seriously. This passionate decision came parallel with change of my lifestyle and my new view of the world and myself. This life change has also been a revival for my deep relationship and connection with nature. I had a strong feeling that I needed to go back to my roots. I remembered my childhood experiences, travels and treks into White Carpathia
All Snapped Up .27 ~ Nitrok~ An interview of a talented artist in our General Photography Community.More Like This
Tell us a bit about yourself, Nitrok. How did you get into photography and why?
My name is Joni Niemelä and I’m from Finland. I work as a web designer in my own firm and photography is mostly (a serious) hobby of mine.
I guess the biggest reason to get into photography was the desire to save those moments in photos and to look my surroundings more closely.
Why are you on DeviantART?
I have been on DA since 2007 (wow that's a long time). This is a great and unique place to share my work.
You shoot a lot of Animals, Plants and Nature Photography. Why APN and not something else?
I live close to nature so it was just natural to me to start photograph world around me.
Animals, Plants and Nature is such a vast and diverse category on DeviantART. What are your favourite and least favourite subjects
Through The Lens #14 ~ the EverymanMore Like This
Artist Highlight - Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
This month in our photography discussions I'd like to take an in depth look at an incredible husband and wife team. Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison have been collaborating ever since their time in graduate school at the University of New Mexico, in which they graduated in 1994. Since then they have published four powerful monographs and have been exhibited in countless exhibitions internationally and are currently represented in over thirty art collections. Their work displays impeccable craft and rich narratives that address the relationships between man, nature, and technology.
"Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison gained instant recognition for their collaborative works shortly after graduate school when they began constructing and choreographing scenarios about mans effect on the landscape. In these stagings, Robert would dress in a black suit and starched white shirt, often ref
Thoughts about Photography - part 4In here you will find a few examples of works specific to different types of Photography, followed by various artists' opinion about what they think it's most important regarding their art and how to make it. You will come to see that while on some types of Photography many artists have similar opinions, on others their thoughts differ a lot, so read them all carefully and enjoy the article! - lintu47More Like This
AmbientExposures "Still Photography is one of my favorite forms of photography. To achieve better results in still photography or product photography, I use various equipments. These are some of the essential equipments I use in my photography. Tripod: the tripod is very essential to still photography. I find myself working with very high F-stops (8-22) to produce sharpn
Gallery Descriptions Month - win PRIZES!!!!!Galleries monthMore Like This
Just a few days left to enter! So don't delay!
This month at projecteducate a group of Community Volunteers have worked hard to create gallery description articles for almost every Gallery here on DeviantART. Throughout August we will be bringing you these articles covering the definitions of galleries from Photography to Photo-manipulation, Artisan Crafts to Digital Dolls. If you have any questions about where to submit your work here on DeviantART then this month will be your chance to ask. Just head over to projecteducate, send us a note or comment on one of the articles as and when they are posted.
A whole month of articles at projecteducate deserves a celebratory contest, so we're going to host one that will hopefully get your creative juices flowing! Since the aim of this month is to reduce mis-cats and help deviants re-classify their work correctly, we thought that a fitting them would be …
Traditional art-promoting groups IITraditional art-promoting groups IIMore Like This
Do you share your artwork on DeviantArt? Congratulations, this might help you progress as an artist by getting known amongst the community and grow by getting feedback and tips on your work. You are also getting inspired by seeing new artworks, searching for artists that interest you and reading tutorials, articles. Great way to gain more exposure for your artworks is to join groups and share deviations in group's galleries. Best groups on DeviantArt are full of the most inspiring works, share tutorials and publish valuable articles, feature art, organize contests and most of all - admins of those groups are active and take care of their submissions in a short amount of time. They have no problem to communicate and accept suggestions. This article's purpose is to share groups that specialize in sharing traditional artworks - consider becoming a member
PE: dAr Dictionary[deviantART Related]More Like This
Welcome to the deviantART Related Dictionary! This is a journal entry that will define galleries and other terms specific to the deviantART Related gallery. For a more in-depth dictionary with general deviantART terms, check out Fella's Dictionary.
Terms in green were defined and sourced from fella's dictionary.
Adoptable /uh-dop-tuh-buhl/. noun; [view gallery]
A character design that can be adopted or purchased by other deviants, at either a set price or auction-style bidding.
Avatar /av-uh-tahr/. noun; [view gallery]
an icon that is next to a username which is 50x50 pixels in size.an icon for a
Commercial, Fireworks, TransportationGalleries MonthMore Like This
Take part in our Gallery Descriptions Month Contest!
Photographs taken to sell or promote a product or service, such as in advertisements, merchandising and product placement. This also involves brochures, catalogues, leaflets and other items used to promote services, products or businesses.
Fashion Commercial Photography
Fashion is one of the most popular forms of Commercial Photography, used for a range of promotional things such as posters, billboards, catalogues, editorials and more. Fashion Commercial focuses on garments and accessories for promotional or advertisement use, rather than personal, portfolio or editorial use which belongs in People & Portraits -> Fashion.
Other Commercial Photography
Commercial Photography that does not fit into any of the other categories: Fashion, Pr
Architectural PhotographyGalleries monthMore Like This
The Architecture Photography gallery which can be found here on DeviantART is full of beautiful structures, man-made creations and details. There are often crossovers between some of the Architecture works found here and some located within the Abstract and Surreal galleries and again this demonstrates how Art can fit into so many categories at any one time. Here we hope to highlight the true descriptions of the Gallery and it's sub-categories. As always if you have any questions, ask away in the comments.
Bridges and Suspended Structures
Deviations that belong in this gallery are photographs where the focus is a bridge or a built architectural structure. It can be a close up of part of a bridge, or a complete shot encompassing the whole creation. Often, photographs found within this gallery could also cross over into galleries such as Animals Plants and Nature -
Art Journal Feature No 2J-Pizza 6 by EdibleShoesRiley by Bloodbender10Squishy by RiolamaThe Fictionland Chronicles chapter 1 by Mrgreen36One Heart, Two Unicorns by KaePotassiumSunset Hill by JellymiiLevitating ruins by ShalshishaT r a n s c e n d s by SECONDARY-TARGETStart of the Day by UseR2006Lucy Heartfillia Desktop by PilountryDemon by AnclrevvSensing by JMCSMonarch by CassellomaUpon the sky by Denece-the-sylcoeFriendship by BertrossMobster Bach by dieratlove me but don't bite by Miguel-SantosNew harmony, the sweet by night-fire123Black Dress - Drawing Training by RaulVincitOne Ring To Rule Them All by JessTheNoobSteven Universe - The Crystal Gems by OkamicalOctopocalypse by molly-ecRO: Reminiscene by KucingilaNightmares... by pelle131313Good Times by KassandraNShadowmoon Romance by artofcarmenGardening by Blue-Milk95demon Reaper Concept by jeffchendesignsEzectel Academy by MarkazectusDelilah, Egyptian Girl by KentcharmMore Like This
Musical Theatre: Golden Age and BeyondThe Beginnings of Musical TheatreMore Like This
It's true that without opera, there would be no musical theatre, but the history of musical theatre really began with Richard Wagner and his music dramas. These are now simply considered serious musicals, but to Wagner, they were a way to break away from opera and the librettists that he thought of as "hacks". He wanted to write a poetic drama, with songs that arose naturally at emotional points in the story. This is, in fact, the description of a well-written musical, and this was the formula he used to write his cycle of four dramas, Der Ring des Nibelungen, or The Ring of the Nibelung, first performed in 1876.
Musical theatre, when it first appeared, was considered a vulgar version of opera. It was meant for the general population, unlike opera that was reserved for the upper class. It was an inexpensive form of entertainment, the equivalent of seeing a movie today. Operas were usually much more serious,
Tea PaintingArtist's ToolboxMore Like This
It smells lovely and gives beautiful sepia tones and great textures - what's not to love about tea and coffee painting?
Different effects and shades can be acquired by using different kinds of tea. Black tea is the easiest to use, since it's also the easiest to make the darkest essence with it, while white tea and green tea are much harder in this manner. I prefer teabags (only for painting though), but using leafy tea can create interesting textures, if you leave the leaves on paper until the whole layer dries. You can use tea bags as stamps!
Painting with coffee is similar, although the differences in shade aren't that significant. You need to be careful with instant coffee - thick layers can get sticky and shiny even after it's dry. Ground coffee and textures go along very well, if you leave the grounds on paper, ju
Golden Age of IllustrationArt History WeekMore Like This
The 19th century marks a huge technology development, with printing techniques improving enough to make newspapers and books a truly mass-popular medium. Along with that, there appeared new opportunities for the illustrators. In the second half of the 19th century, the popularity of illustrated books and magazines reached the highest level recorded by that time and it eventually became the foundation to border the official beginning of the Golden Age of Illustration's timespan: 1880's. Formally it lasted until 1910's-1920's, with variations between Europe and North America.
The core illustrators lived a long time after this period and continued creating pictures in their style - which is defined as typical for the Golden Age. However, new styles and the slow decrease of popularity of book and newspaper illustrations (supported by the rising popularity of photography) after the World War determined the formal end of this age. The European illustrators were influenced mo
Then and Now Pt. 2Click here for Part 1More Like This
The Pearl by cSaint
Resting and Thinking by MLBlue Girl in shades by MLBlue
Steps by goldomega Drift by goldomega
Hip Cats Christmas Cat by Foxdraft Fonzie Cat by Foxdraft
Dargonhur by vegarBlack Dargonhur3 by vegarBlack
Feature. Dalmatian Dreaming by BlackwolfSilverpaw Alaska by BlackwolfSilverpaw Blue by BlackwolfSilverpaw Wolf Morning by mysteriouswhitewolf Fox by Smok15 I See You! by elinkalo Half face of Leopard by elinkalo The cat was fishing by the golden pond... by smilingStoneMore Like This
Surrealism FeatureOne of my absolute favorite genres of art is surrealism. Ever since I learned a little about French surrealist poets in class and went to the Salvador Dalí museum in Barcelona a few years ago, I've been fascinated with it. Today I'd like to show you some of the community artist's surrealism!More Like This
Thumbshare Journal Feature 4!Thank you all for submitting thumbnails! EnjoyMore Like This
111 by chappy-lipsBang bang ! by amandinezoliSidonie by amandinezoliArianne by amandinezoliCami is boring by MaleivaBierstadt Copy by FoggylightsCall of the Eon Pokemon by FoggylightsBloody Valentine by foxxfyrpeace by isischneiderover the clouds by isischneiderWonder by artistickittnGaze by artistickittnInto the Forest by artistickittnHomeless man Lee Jeffries by artistickittnThe Milky Way by artistickittnUntitled - Oil Paint by ChrisDonnellBonnie and Clyde by David-DennisCool Hand Luke by David-DennisGrainger Library by lemonadeandramenWoman 3 by DPasschierWoman by DPasschierAnother Lara by Randy Green CG by JatsAphrodite IX by JatsGrimm Halloween CG by JatsVanderbilt Waterfall by gperkins10Soo Joo Park - Humanity by LucaHennigCriminal Abuse No.2 by LucaHennigRedhead by Professor-R
Imagined Realms: Book 1 Kickstarter LaunchMore Like This
I have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the first issue of Imagined Realms, an annual art publication featuring positive and diverse representations of women in fantasy and science fiction. Each book will feature 10 exclusive and new illustrations created by me specifically for the book.
Available for purchase are the printed books, 6”x8” and 11”x14” print packs that have all 10 illustrations, limited edition fine art giclees, and a downloadable process video showing my digital painting method.
Please check it out and spread the word!
The SimulacrumAccording to Jean Baudrillard in Simulacra and Simulation there has been such a saturation of symbols and signs in American culture that original meaning has been lost, he called this the “precession of simulacra.” This happens in 4 stages: the copy, the counterfeit, the absence of reality and finally simulation. In the essay Sherlockian Simulacra the author Ashley Polak outlines the process of simulacra in this way:More Like This
Representation as a process is self-aware; it understands and accepts the coexistence of sign and signifier. A map that has a scale of one inch to one mile is not in danger of being mistaken for the territory it represents. Simulation is a process that claims authenticity for the signifier over the sign; a map with a one-to-one ratio to the territory could be mistaken for the territory, depriving the territory itself of meaning. (Polak, 195)
Martha Buskirk, author of Commodification As Censor
Olympia: Manet's Biggest ScandalÉdouard Manet (1832-1883), a French painter who is sometimes considered one of the founders of the style of impressionism, caused quite a few scandals throughout his career.More Like This
Many of these scandals came into being because of the subject matter which he chose to portray in his paintings. Additionally, there were many critics who found fault in his painting style. Surprisingly, despite the sometimes violent reactions to his works, what Manet was really seeking throughout his painting career was official recognition as a great artist of his time.
At a young age, Manet found in his father an extreme opposition to his desired career as an artist. His father was a magistrate who thought that Manet should choose a “recognized” profession. Attempting to appease his father, Manet tried and fai
ART HISTORY PROJECT: RODINMore Like This
Introduction & Background:
It would be impossible to embark on, however brief, an introduction to Auguste Rodin (Fig 1), The soi-disant “Father of Modern Sculpture", wihout including his erstwhile, and sadly neglected companion in sculpture, muse and lover, Camille Claudel (Fig 2) and of course, his other life-long companion: Rose Beuret, but more of her later. Camille was born in 1864, (and her biography was filmed by director Bruno Nuytten with Isabelle Adjani portraying Camille Claudel and Gérard Depardieu as Rodin in 1988), whilst Auguste, (never the subject of a movie in his own right), was born in 1840, making him 24 years older than Camille, and of course, being male, in that paternalistically male-domi
John William WaterhouseMore Like This
John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) is a beloved English Painter. He is often grouped with the Pre-Raphaelites, even though his works were primary painted several decades after the Pre-Raphaelites. Because of this, he is often called “The Modern Pre-Raphaelite”.
"Sleep and His Half Brother Death" (1874)
In the 1850’s the Waterhouse family moved back to England, where Waterhouse entered the Royal Academy of Art for sculpture, but switched to painting. Waterhouse’s early paintings were Neo-Classical in nature depicting daily life in Greece and mythology. His early works were exhibited at the Dudley Gallery and the Society of British Arts. In 1874, his painting ”Sleep and His Half-Brother Death” was exhibited in the Royal Academy’s summer show. It was a success prompting his pai
The Pre-Raphaelite BrotherhoodThe BrotherhoodMore Like This
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded in 1848, London, by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Later on it was joined by William Michael Rossetti, James Collinson, Frederic George Stephens and Thomas Woolner. Their plan was to change art by removing the mechanistic approach which appeared after Raphael and Michelangelo. The seven considered Raphael's paintings having a corrupting influence on art, hence the name.
Intentions and thoughts
The Brotherhood wanted to return to Quattrocento Italian art for its detail, strong colours and compositions. They published a periodical, The Germ, to promote their ideas and creations and recorded their debates in the Pre-Raphaelite Journal. They specifically opposed the founder
Lord Alfred TennysonMore Like This
Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) is one of Britain's most loved poets. He had an strong influence on art during his lifetime, besides literature. Many of the Pre-Raphaelite painters adored Tennyson, particularly Gabriel Rossetti. Today artists and musicians are still intrigued by his poems, finding inspiration for art and songs. The deviations throughout the article were inspired by Tennyson's poetry.
Tennyson was born in Somersby, England in 1809, the fourth of twelve children. Tennyson's family was wracked with turmoil which led him to turn to poetry to cope. Tennyson escaped the tumultuous home life in 1827 when he enrolled at Trinity College in Cambridge. There he joined the Cambridge Apostles, a secret society. He also published his first poetry collection with his two older brothers in 1827 at the age of 17.
ART HISTORY PROJECT: HOKUSAI: 1More Like This
LIST OF CONTENTS
Brief History Of Hokusai
A Brief History Of Japan
Pre-historic to 800CE, 800CE- 1350CE, 1350CE - 1600CE, Description of the GoKaido
An Overview Of Woodblock Printmaking:
Introduction, Designing the print, Etching the blocks, Printing the design, Binding the Series
Hokusai, The Old Man Mad About Drawing:
The Floating World
Hokusai's Beginnings: Birth, Childhood and Early Apprenticeship, Ukiyo-e, Katsukawa Shunsho: Hokusai's first Print-Master, A Riot Of Colour..., L'Amour d'une Artiste..., Hokusai's Sori Period
Katsushika Hokusai Period, Rock Star..., Taito Period,
Just A Few More Years
A more reflective Soul..., Humility...tinged with pride, A joy! in passing...
Notes On The Text
Select Japanese (Romanji) Glossary
Pursuit of a DreamMore Like This
Leia em Português|
Trekking at Sunset
by MetaWorks, JoeyVazquez, sanjun
Felipe Cagno’s Long Journey to “The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkang.”
Many deviants know well…
…“The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand”, the 200+ pages graphic novel written and created by Brazilian storyteller FelipeCagno.
What few know is the story of how it took him almost a decade to bring this story to the public between script re–writes, produc
Freelance Paychecks are RealA few weeks back while thinking about this journal, I came across a forum for paid photojournalism jobs. I left it some time later in complete shock. There I found posting after posting about jobs paying nothing, next to nothing, or promising payment and then paychecks never arriving in the mail. I sat there, closed the laptop lid, and thought for a long while.More Like This
I know I’m fortunate to be paid for what I do. A big part of this is because I specialize in something very few photographers are doing at a professional level. But what most people don’t realize is that even at this level a large percentage of my workload involves pay negotiations. There are contracts that took months of negotiation. Some took weeks, or a single week, or several days, or a flurry of emails or texts in just a few minutes.
Every single one of those initially low-balled me; offering me starting contracts at 10-20% of my regular rate. And despite publications th
A Beginner's Guide to Offering Commissions OnlineI decided to write this journal because in the last month alone, I had about five young artists ask me this question in one form or another: "How should I go about offering commissions?"More Like This
This seemingly easy question can actually be quite difficult to answer. The first time I was asked this question, I expected to write only a paragraph response. I was shocked to find that once I had finished writing my response, I had been writing for almost a half hour and had written five paragraphs. Why is this not a simple question? I think the answer lies in the fact that how to offer commissions is not altogether intuitive. I know that when I began to offer commissions, I was at a complete loss. It took me a few years before I got into the swing of things. Even now I make mistakes. So, without further ado I present a beginner's guide, built on my many mistakes, many accomplishments, and 5 years of experience!
One of the first things I recommend
Some tips to get more watchers on dA x3First of all, the amount of watchers is only a number. It doesn't necessary say how good your skills are. It's more how many people are interested in your art and how much it's seen in the community, in my opinion. Never forget it!^^More Like This
Yes, it indeed is hard to get noticed on dA. There are so many amazing artists and if you're new here, it's a big challenge! However, there are some tips to get seen by more people!
Most of the tips are based on own experiences and what I observed. People have different experiences, so there is no real instruction! xD
Here are my personal tips:
Be active! It means, comment, fave and watch other people's art. Many of them will visit your profile to thank you and hey, maybe they like your art!
Commenting on many deviations also means that people will see your name and are likely to remember it!
Get an interesting avatar! Cause if your avatar looks interesting, people are more likely to click on it! Choose an avatar which rep
Integrating Sketchfab in JournalsDeviantART is proud to announce a new partnership with 3D web publishing service, Sketchfab!More Like This
Sketchfab, a leading platform to publish, share, and embed interactive 3D content, allows you to bring your 3D artwork to life in real-time without a plugin.
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Read Sketchfab's announcement
Integrate 3D Models Into Your Journals
Deviants can now embed 3D models into deviantART Journals using Sketchfab embeds. DeviantART is always aiming to make content on the site more engaging and interactive, and this integration benefits both creators and those who enjoy browsing incredible content.
Sketchfab is not just for the creators; the platform is helping to unlock incredible 3D content, while creating a new form of online media that anyone can br
Some adoptable tipsOk, I wouldn't call myself an adoptable professional or anything, but I feel that I have made/sold enough to give some advice to anybody who wants to make adoptables, or is having trouble selling them! (some of these are short, others are a little more explained)More Like This
- Try to be creative! A black wolf with some red stripes will NOT sell (unless you make it free...even then...meh) Overly detailed designs can be confusing, but something too simple is boring. I like to make most of the design simple, then add a few features that are completely different!
- There is nothing wrong with looking at other adoptables for inspiration, general ideas. But do not blatantly steal and/or copy designs!
- Line work--- Thick lines look great for cute, simple adoptables. Thin and varying line weights add to the design if it is more detailed. Use dark brown for lines to make it look softer
- Don't underprice your work, but also, don't overprice your work. Think: Would you buy it fo
A little journal about drawing progams.. because I think I should tell my opinion...More Like This
First off: Not the program makes the art. You make the art using a program. The program is like the tool you use. For that you need to find a program you feel comfortable to work with. That also does mean that you have to try out different programs. I'll list some programs I know here and tell you some of my experiences with them, but remember that there isn't a "best" program out there, since every program has their positive and negative parts.
That's like.. well a standard drawing program for windows. Everyone might have that program or a similar one when you're using a Mac or Linux/Ubuntu. Yes it's possible to make great artworks with Paint, you can also use paint for making animations.
This one for example, the BGs were done in another pogram, but the frames with the character were all done in paint. Also, I combined frames and BG in paint. When I started drawi
Site Update: Profile Pageviews, PresetsWhat's NewMore Like This
Pageviews Now Include All Profile Sections
We've updated the way Profile pageviews are counted for deviants and Groups. Many years ago, we expanded the pageview counter to include not just the front page of your Profile, but also the Journals tab and the Prints tab (but not individual Journals or Prints). We mistakenly never expanded the count to other areas of the Profile.
The pageview counter now includes pageviews to all sections of your Profile, including:
Gallery and Gallery FoldersFavourites and CollectionsOther Profile subpages: Activity, Badges, Daily Deviations, Critiques, Gallery Stats, Polls, Wishlist
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Presets in deviantART muro
Adding filters to images when using
Good sites for figure drawing practice?Know any? Or groups with decent stock? I dislike using Posemaniacs, the poses there look kind of forced, like some lazy drama student is being forced to strike a pose, and it's half arsed... and the full size images are fuzzy ._. I'd appreciate some suggestions and shiz.More Like This
Non-Photography Feature Nr. 108Artists of the week:More Like This
Dragon dreams by Lhox Haunted House by Lhox The Hogs Head by Lhox The Fairest by Lhox
All Hallows' Eve by Lhox Forest home by Lhox Deadly Music by Lhox
Discoveries of the week:
The Lonely Whale's Cry for LoveMore Like This
The Lonely Whale’s Cry for Love
52 Hertz Whale:
Is Anyone Out There?
Each year he makes his migration south from the Aleutian Islands to a breeding area in the Pacific Ocean parallel to Central California, looking for a mate. Unlike other blue and fin whales, his more than 6000 miles a year round-trip swim is a solitary one. He does not travel along with the blues or the fins, because he is neither. He is most probably either a hybrid blue
EmoteEmote PLZ accountsMore Like This
Will be updated
List of plz accounts (part 1)Please watch this space for updates!More Like This
How to Use plz Accounts
For any account name (plz account or otherwise), you can embed the icon in a journal entry or comment.
For example, you can embed the :iconbrainplz: icon for brainplz by entering the character string like this, but without the spaces:
: iconbrainplz :
The account URL should appear when you mouse over the icon.
If you enjoy my list of plz accounts, please click [here] to see my
I have digital art (including fractals and animations), humor, free tools and textures, and some interesting photography!
For a directory of small-sized emoticons, please visit :icontherealdax: therealdax.
The multi-part directory of plz accounts begins here.
New Badge? - Run Away LlamaThe staff recently mentioned the existence of a "Runaway Llama" badge as the reward for accumulating 100,000 llamas.More Like This
So far, no one who previously accumulated 100,000 llamas has received the badge
and there is no placeholder "??? Requires ??? Llamas" for the new badge for users who have not acquired it yet.
This badge does not appear to be real, yet. However, there is an official badge in the system because an icon does exist:
So whether this is an early April Fool's Day joke or a hint of something else yet to come is unclear.
Update: Runaway Llamas badge is achieved after collecting 25,000 Llama badges.
New Badge - Runaway Llamas (Update!)Runaway Llamas badge is achieved after collecting 25,000 Llama badges.More Like This
The new badge looks like this: http://timing2.deviantart.com/badges/56124/
Previously deviantART staff wrote that the Runaway Llamas is achieved after collecting 100,000 Llama badges:
Setting Prices for Your ArtworkThere are few hard and fast rules when it comes to pricing artwork to sell. Why you ask? Well for one there are many variables that go into determining the cost of the artwork. It’s for that very reason that many artists (including myself in the past) sell themselves tremendously short. Another reason we as artists feel our palms getting sweaty when someone asks for a price to an artwork is because we feel as though we’re not being true artists if we accept money for our work. No, no no. Listen, I can tell you from experience that the “starving artist” lifestyle is waaaay less glamorous than it sounds when your pantry is bare for reals. There is absolutely nothing shameful about getting paid for honest work, so don’t try to make yourself feel guilty or ashamed of turning a profit. On the other hand, artists fall into the mire of not even knowing how to price individual artworks. This confusion only gets worse when you look at the price tags iMore Like This
Collection: That Place We All Go ToMore Like This
That Place we all go to though we don’t know the way
Almost half of our lives we spend in a state of being that ranges from a near comatose blackout to a surreal quasi–consciousness we accept as a visit to a non–reality. For some of us, bedtime is a welcome drifting off to a much needed rest. For some of us, it’s a miserable battle with the nightly brain gremlins that harass us into hours of exhausting wakefulness. Some of us “don’t dream.” Some of us enjoy our dreams. Some of us are terrorized more nights than not by hideous nightmares. “Beds” are different countries for each of us, with no
Preventing Injuries for Artists...More Like This
Preventing Injuries for Artists (and people who work with computers)
Hello there my fellow deviants, time for a new update. It’s a long entry, so go grab a snack and sit tight with a good posture, because there's a lot to learn here - even some anatomy.
I just read about Loish’s injury on her blog, and it’s truly saddening to see a fellow artist struggling with a physical limitation that affects their workflow.
Loish is absolutely right, the body has its limits and we ought to be careful before it’s too late.
Tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, aren’t stranger terms to me, many artists and people who work with computers for many hours, tend to deal with the same conditions, some let it advance to the stage where the only treatment is surgery, which can potentially reduce mobility and destroy an illustrator’s career.
Music in art-Feature There's no secret that music and art go hand and hand. I present to you some of the happiest results of the union I have found. Don't forget to give some love to the artistsMore Like This
The lost melody by fablauViolin Time by fablau
Wind Machine by puimunTransformative Nature of Music by puimun
Collection: New Orleans, the Comeback KidMore Like This
New Orleans, the Comeback Kid
Vibrant, raucous and, more than any other metropolis in America—truly alive! New Orleans is the one city in America that nobody believed would not stage a comeback after Katrina tried her best to kill its Big Noise. New Orleans is protected by Jesus or hoodoo or both—it’s all one glorious mixed–up gumbo goulash of cultures believing in live and let live.
Most cities in America are mostly alike in most everything. New Orleans is the exception. It is unique. It has had a separate evolution and it’s the most arts–based cultural treasure in our nation. The city i
Teen Titans Go! and why it's so insultingTHE FOLLOWING IS A JOURNAL ENTRY EXPLAINING THE PURPOSE OF TEEN TITANS GO! BASED ON RESEARCH I HAVE DONE. APPROACH THIS WITH AN OPEN MIND.More Like This
Back in the 2Ks, there was a little show on Cartoon Network that was seemingly made to cash-in on the success of the anime craze at the time. This show took five out of eight superheroes from a comic series lots of people loved, especially in the 80's, and made a TV show that is now widely regarded as among the best shows produced by DC and Warner Bros. Entertainment. That show is Teen Titans, and what a show it was.
The show had it all. Teen Titans had plot, it had character depth and development, it had a good soundtrack, it had marvelous voice acting, and while the anime style may have made some people miss out on the series, many others flocked to the TV screen, hungry for more of the proverbial eye candy. But after episode 65, "Things Change", which is, for all intents and purposes, a disservice in and of itself (I'll delve into that some other
So You Wanna Make Some Merch...More Like This
So You Wanna Make Some Merch...
A brief overview about the different printing and merchandise options I've come across.
An original article by kabocha
If you've ever been to a convention...
I'm sure you've noticed the artists and exhibitors there, with all their neat items and various things for sale... And perhaps, after a while, you decide that you, too, want to join in the fray.
Well, as I've recently learned, preparing for the Artist Alley can be a frazzling experience. There are so many questions, such as:
What kind of artwork should I do?
What kind of merchandise sells well?
How am I going to display my stuff?
Where am I going to get this all done...?!
Well, to be honest, I can't really answer the first three for you. It's a bit tricky. Some of it has to do with your placement in the alley,
Artist Alley First-Timer? What You Need to Know!More Like This
Artist Alley First-Timer? What You Need to Know!
A little advice after my time at the artist alley.
An original article by ArtByMelissaM
Artist Alley: My First Time!
Many of us have been to some form of comic or anime convention and traveled through the artist alley. The first time I ever went to a convention was WonderCon in San Francisco, California, and the first place I stopped was at the artist alley. I remember being so surprised that there was actually a place completely devoted to artists. After browsing through the artist alley and meeting some of the artists, I thought to myself, “One day, you’ll be here, too.” About 5 years later, I was coerced into getting my first artist alley table at Sac-Con in Sacramento, California on March 6th, 2011.
Preparing to have an artist alley table was one of the most stressful thin
Dave Elliott, An Authentic CitizenWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
A New Wind Lifts Storytelling
First imagined as a bedtime tale for his son by Kenneth Grahame in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has remained in the top twenty children’s stories ever since. But things have been getting weird out in the Willows, as the new comic on deviantART, Weirding Willows, will attest to.
Badger, Mole, Ratty and Mr. Toad are back… but they’re joined by Alice, Frankenstein’s Monster, Mowgli, The White Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny as they defend the world from the Wicked Witch of the West, Doctor Moreau, the Mad Hatter, Mister Hyde and the Queen of Hearts (not to mention the flying nightmare monkeys from Wizard of Oz.)
The new direction tak
CSS Did You Know? - May 16th, 2013Volume 11More Like This
CSS can be difficult when you're unfamiliar to it. So that's why we're writing these articles! If you have any suggestions or would like to write a section in future CSS Did You Know? articles, please note CSS-DYK.
Journals are like Ogres by GillianIvy
Color Models and Transparency by jonarific
Journals are like Ogres
They both have layers! And they both can make you cry. The deviantART journals have two different structures. The original 'Old School' layout where everything is named .journalbox, etc. And my preference, the newer gruze structure. I prefer the gruze expressly because it is chockful of layers. Kinda like cake or onions, but ogres makes sense too. You can still make a basic simple journal skin with the gruze structure and it has so man
PE: Guidelines to Starting your Own Craft BusinessGuidelines to Starting your Own Crafting BusinessMore Like This
So you make cute crafts, and probably someone offered you money for them. Maybe you need the money, and if you're like me, you need it to buy more crafting supplies. Whatever the reason, starting your own crafty business is a decisions that you should take seriously... it's not as easy as opening an Etsy account and setting some random prices for your work. There is a lot of things to consider to keep the business going, your money safe, your name clean, and your costumers happy.
By no means this is an absolute guide, merely a few guidelines of things I've found important or questions I get asked often by people interested in opening their own business. Most of this tips are intended for online selling, but they should apply for other ways of selling too. I will probably do more detailed guides in the future, as I learn more myself.
To begin with, don't forget to research as much as you can! If you're rea
How to : Find Art ThievesPlease this journal, so that a lot of people can read it.More Like This
I noticed that a lot of people don't know how to search for their photos on the internet, so here is a short tutorial. Unfortunately there isn't much you can do about art thieves, but i still think it is important to look out for them.
1. visit Google.com
2. Go to the page of the photo you want to search and click "show image"
3. Copy the Link and paste it into google.
4. This page should open, click "search by image".
5. Now you can browse trough the results.
6. The less results the happier you should be.
EDIT : You can also use websites like : tineye.com and iqdb.com
This was pointed out to me by some people, personally i have no experience with them, but i am sure that they work too.
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
Spring-Summer Contest! -UPDATED RULES and PRIZES-Hello dear readers, watchers, creepers and crawliesMore Like This
Seeing how the weather is being much gentler outside (at least where I'm living), and I've been thinking of wanting to do a contest for some time now... I thought, why not a spring-summer contest?
I know sometimes it's hard for many to participate in a contest. Whether it's because the contest only lasts for a week or two, or because you might suffer from the dreaded imagination-drain. So I figured to actually start a contest with a deadline that's as far... well, you have a long time. I guess I'm suffering from imagination-drain, eh?
I want this to get big, and I mean BIG. Share with everyone you know. Help me to get as many participants as is possible. The more people, the more fun it will be!
Now, before we discuss the rules, let me tell you what the contest is about.
First off, probably very obvious, the contest is about spring-summer time. So this is a prett
ART CONTEST! :D 1500+ POINTS IN PRIZES!ENDING SOONEDIT: ADDED another new oc to draw and EXTENDED the deadlineMore Like This
yay a contest and a pretty journal skin so it looks fancy
so anyway im holding an ART CONTEST obviously :3
What i'm looking for is art of THESE OCS:
anything relating to their personalities (found in the ref description) would be awesome :"D
i accept any form of art whether it be drawings, sculptures, animation, pixels, plushies, whatever you can think of!
sculptures, plushies and animation are my weakness so if you do those it will give you a better chance of winning x)
you can enter as many times as you'd like!
now for DA RULEZ:
-comment saying you want to enter and then ill count you as entered! id also appreciate if you featured this journal but it is not obligatory
-judging will be based on CREATIVITY not skill
- PLEASE be nice to other competitors
-dont delete your entry if you dont win
-do not draw them as anthros unless they are already anthro!
The Unseen Stock - AugustMODELMore Like This
Culdalasse Laihendi Ranger 26 by PirateLotus-Stock ...And very far away 97 by RachgracehStock The Geisha 04 by KittyTheCat-Stock Pre-Raphaelite Fairy 02 by svp-stock
Fairy Bower 01 UNRESTRICTED by Elandria Iceland 9 by LeikyaStock Landscape 2 by Gambathy
Iceland 3 by LeikyaStock mountains 04 by celeste1987 Ireland 11 by AfrolovertjeFireworks Texture 12 by Cassy-Blue
Beach white sands by Simbores 479 by MASYON Iceland 2 by LeikyaStock Sunset 5 by queenofeagles
Ocean Floor by alixkent Burke Falls 17 by Ardenstock
Sky 160 by Astro-Stock
[Revised] How to Protect Yourself Against FraudUPDATE - OCTOBER 2, 2014:More Like This
Paypal has changed their layout, you can still send invoices but you can no longer select digital goods.
I haven't had time to really look into it and come up with a solution.
but you pretty much HAVE to send out something physical now if you want to be fully protected. There's still main points in this journal that describe how to go about that.
This Journal is currently Under Revision.
Points have been brought to my attention that have caused me to need to revise this journal.
I am still digging around on my free time to see if I can find a way around this. I will update daily.
Please note that this is specifically for Artists who use Paypal to sell digital goods.
OK, so there has been many artists being scammed lately through Paypal with large chargebacks. If you have been hit by a chargeback recently please feel free to note me and I will try my best to help
The Unseen Stock - July (ll)ModelMore Like This
Unicorn 01 by KittyTheCat-Stock Little Forest Fairy_4 by anastasiya-landa
Crimsonella stock 6 by charligal-stock Downward Glance by Danika-Stock Woodland Archer 4 by IthiliamStock Double Agent 03 by Null-Entity
Snow Scape 4 by Ardenstock Tree 09 by cemacStock Waterfall Black Forest Triberg by BVFoto Dry Hill2 by oddmountain
Literary Terminology GuideLit Basics WeekMore Like This
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.
Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.
An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.
A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.
A reference to someth
Watercolour tutorialsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of 32 very nice and well made watercolour tutorials and tips.More Like This
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor paper Guide by jane-beata Watercolor Techniques by JoJo-Seames Watercoloring tips by dodostad
Being happy with your artI've noticed lately, that there's this emotion that leaves people overwhelmed with the massive amount of good art in the community, thinking that they can never become as good or popular as those others. So sad, because skill or popularity in itself shouldn't be the major goal of an art community. I think many people who start out here get so overwhelmed that they forget what it's actually about.More Like This
Many people out here, sign up to DeviantArt (or any internet art community) in order to publish their work on the internet. They've probably looked around for a while already. They saw those amazing artists that had millions of pageviews, and secretly hoped that by putting their art on the internet, they would be able to do the same. To become madly popular -- a community icon.
Well, sorry to burst your bubble; but it's probably not gonna happen. And if it's gonna happen; it's not going to be soon.
According to DeviantArt, the website has over 31 million
PE: Manga GenresThe term Manga (漫画) is a japanese word referring to comics and catrooning. Mangas used to be created in Japan or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language. But today they are created by Mangakas for other countries in many languages.More Like This
In this article I will give you a short explaination about the different Manga genres.
I'm aware of 32 genres that are used in the Manga publishing industry. Each one of them have different targets to please our interests.
Action: It shows fighting, violence or any other form of aggressive behavior.
Adult: This manga often contains intense violence or erotic scenes.
Adventure: Most of the characters of this Manga go on trips or explore the world.
Comedy: This manga is used for entertainment: Amusing with ridiculous situations that make you laugh.
Doujinshi: Manga that was inspired by famous works already published.
Drama: Should conduct the r
A reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding typesMore Like This
When I tell people I'm a bookbinder they often think I make only one type of book; the library kind. That, however, is only one of the many ways an artist can create a book. For me, it's a fun challenge to pick the right binding style to go with the purpose of the book. Whether it is a novel that needs to look really classy or medieval, a sketchbook for a graphic novelist or a paper about connections that lets me show the binding. In this article I'm going to tell you a little bit about all the types of bookbinding that I know. I'm not going into details but, if possible, I will link to images and tutorials that do.
If you're here for inspiration: this guide is pretty long. I recommend scrolling through the images first!
To make a start...
The different ways of binding books can be broken down into two general groups: adhesive bindings and non-adhesive bindings. Adhesive b
Muses of the MastersBeautiful, captivating, inspiring, complicated and often misunderstood - the women who became muses for their masters had more in common with the artists who painted them than might be seen on first glance.More Like This
These women from all walks of life often reviled and looked down on in their own time, have transcended their humble beginnings through canvas and paint to inspire and utterly captivate their audiences.
Elizabeth Rossetti (née Elizabeth "Lizzie" Siddall) 1829 - 1862
Elizabeth Siddal 1860 Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Born in 1829 Lizzie was first "discovered" by the artist Walter Deverell in 1849 who had close associations with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Less than 2 years later, Lizzie was sitting almost exclusively for the jealous Rossetti.
Lizzie's life with the artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was turbulent and complicated, much like her relationship with Rossetti who d
Art History:Greek and Hellenistic Art"Hellenistic art is the art of the Hellenistic Period dating from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC to the emergence of ancient Rome as signified by the Battle of Actium in 31 BC" (Wikipedia, sorry. )More Like This
In the Hellenistic era,most of the art had a Greek hue to it. Much of the culture and way of life were Greek at this time. (Because they were Greek! )
"Idealism gave way to naturalism, the culmination of the works of fourth-century b.c.e. sculptors Lysippos, Skopas, and Praxiteles, all of whom emphasized realistic expression of the human figure."
Stock Rules,Commissions,Print Use.12/03/15More Like This
Updated some section titles and the wording of the Commission section to make it as clear as possible.. no actual changes to restrictions/definitions/price.
1.Credit and notification
You are required to credit me if you have used my stock.
I like to see the work produced,
USE THE FOLLOWING :
:devNull-Entity : Null-Entity
:iconNull-Entity : :iconNull-Entity:
In addition you can notify me or link to the exact stock used but it is not required.
If you are posting your work on other sites (FB/Tumblr) etc then I still require a link to the piece and credit on the piece/in it's description.
AND if the stock work is a COLLABORATION.... THEN NOTIFY THE OTHER STOCK ARTIST(S).
Byzantine ArtSome history…More Like This
Byzantium was the name given to the Eastern part of the Roman Empire. Known by many other names, such as Romania, it was born under the ruling of Diocletian when he divided the Roman Empire in two parts: Western and Eastern, in 286. It stretched roughly through the East of Italy, Greece and the Anatolian Peninsula – in some periods covering as far as the Northern coast of Africa and South Andalusia. It endured attacks from Barbarians, Sassanids, Persians, Arabs and Slavics until the famous falling of Constantinople in 1453.
Lasting some 1000 years more than its twin Western Roman Empire, Byzantium retained and developed the Greco Latin heritage with some aspects of its own , and always dreamt of restoring the original universality of the (whole) Roman Empire.
Paleo byzantine period (324- 7th century)
Roman tradition is followed in the arts during these first yea
The Art and Architecture of Ancient PompeiiMore Like This
Pompeii, located near the Apennine Mountains and modern-day Naples, Italy, was a thriving Roman city when it was buried in ash in 79 AD by the eruption of nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius. It had been settled agriculturally as early as the Iron Age in the 8th century BC, but humans didn't start making actual structures there until the Samnites built city walls in the 6th century BC. They became allies of Rome in 338 BC, and after a few wars, officially became part of the Roman Empire in 89 BC. From then until the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii was a thriving and relatively peaceful city (“Visiting Pompeii”).
Society in ancient Pompeii was much like that of ancient Rome. They had an amphitheater that predated Rome’s Coliseum but was very similar in that it housed sporting events that could last days and draw citizens not just from the city, but from many
Leonardo da VinciLeonardo di ser Piero da VinciMore Like This
Leonardo da Vinci was born in the hill town of Vinci, (Renaissance Era,
Republic of Florence.) in 1442 and lives his life as a critically
claimed artist and inventor, whose popularity has subjectively increased
in the the final years of his life and beyond. His is noted for his paintings such as the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, The Vitruvian Man and Lady With An Ermine.
He is also well noted for this scientific theories and inventions. According to studies and written journals, he is well credited for his conceptualization theories on modern day technology, such as Helicopters and Tanks, and the initialization theories behind solar power... Roughly around 500 years ago!
Leonardo the Artist
Leonardo first became acquainted with his first drawings and paintings as a child, where many writings describe his nature as 'outgoing, adventurous and extremely talented.' Even as a child.
It is said that when da Vinci was fourteen yea
Art History Project- Omar KhayyamMore Like This
Omar Khayyam, (Lit: "Omar The Tentmaker), was born, (circa 1051), at Nishapur in Khorassan, (A region in N.W. Persia). Omar was a very inquisitive boy, in possession of a good mind, and soaked up the education afforded by his father's prosperity, ...judging by his later achievements. Omar probably learnt his father's trade and became a tent-maker for a while. Omar travelled around his country and nearby areas visiting places like Samarkand and Isfahan, (Isfahan has some of the most beautiful Temples I have ever seen!, the entrance to the Main one has tiles of the most exquisite and colourful designs unrivalled anywhere in my humble opinion...), no doubt exchanging ideas and researching with some of those he met. He died in 1131 and is buried in the Khayyam Garden at the mausoleum of Imam Zadeh Mahruq in Nishapur.
728 years later, an English linguist, Edward FitzGerald, published, (in the sa
Islamic ArtIslamic art was born in the 7th century within the Omeya dynasty; some a hundred years after the Prophet Muhammad ibn Abdallah began to preach the Islamic message. So “Islamic art” refers to the art produced since then in all Islamic countries, thus covering an extensive – and varying – land in the Middle East, Northern Africa and even Europe (Al Andalus).More Like This
During the Omeya dynasty the first distinctive elements were born and spread: mosque, horseshoe arch, minaret, mosaic and vine and shell as ornamental motifs. From then on, influences from many different neighbouring and invading cultures were incorporated (but not limited to these):
The essentialism and stylization of embellishments, iwan, mausoleums, ceramics (Sassanid)Depiction of human figure, nerved dome on a octagonal basis. Artisan workshops appear (Fatimid)Ornamental calligraphy, ceramic as architectural covering (Seleucid Turks)Bulbous dome (or onion dome), monumental iwan, tubular minar
Art History - Greek and Hellenistic ArtIntroductionMore Like This
The period of Greek Art began from the Cyclidian and Minoan civilization. Ancient Greek Art and Hellenistic Art have and had been influenced by several other cultures and their art. We are going to look at the latter part of the Ancient Greek Art period on to the Hellenistic period from Geometric Period, Oriental Period, Archaic Period, Classical Period and Hellenistic Period respectively. This will also include some context, social, religious, or political, to go along with it. This article will mainly focus on the art form in potteries, sculptures friezes in temples if possible. Architecture has not been included for the sake of already lengthy size. Click the images to see an enlarged view in sta.sh.
Transition from the Dark Ages
After the destruction of Mycenaean palaces, the sophisticated achievements of the Greek Bronze Age
An Introduction to Medieval ManuscriptsEarly Christian and Byzantine ManuscriptsMore Like This
Before the book, there was the manuscript. I’m talking medieval manuscripts, those ancient tomes associated with dusty monasteries and devout prayers. In fact, most European medieval manuscripts were made for religious purposes, and the first known manuscripts, or codices, are early Christian. The codex was developed in the 4th to 6th centuries C.E. as a means to carry and read texts in an easier way. In ancient times, scrolls and tablets were the common way to go. With the coming of the evangelic Bible, other means were needed to carry the Christian message across the world. The codex was lighter than a tablet, and easier to read than a scroll. It was also made from parchment or vellum, which lasted much longer than papyrus, the material used for scrolls. There are scientific, philosophical and mythical texts written down in manuscripts. However, by far the most manuscripts of Medieval Europe contain texts from the