Urbex #20Abandoned Homes...
Probably some of the most eery kind of urbex photographs are that depicting Abandoned homes. I recently went to visit the offices in a village that I work in, that houses many people with disabilities. Most of them live individually in their own homes, but there is a huge complex tucked out the back that used to house lots and lots of individual peoples rooms. One day the building was condemned, and everybody just upped and left as it was. The tables are still set, the bedrooms are still full - it's quite bizarre. I will soon persuade them to let me in and take some photos! Anyway, enjoy some of the abandoned homes here on deviantART...
Watcher Feature #20Because my watchers are awesome!!!More Like This
Love dA Lit: Issue 177Welcome to the one-hundred seventy-seventh issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.More Like This
Note: LIT me explain u a thing Jan - June 2014 IS OUT. FAVE IT, LOVE IT, LET ME DRAW YOU SOMETHING FOR EVEN ATTEMPTING TO READ IT.
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The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
February 27, 2013/by techgnotic
Watch depthRADIUS →
You Are The Future
Forward by techgnotic
Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
International Women's Day: Female EmoticonistsIn celebration of the International Women's Day, I present you a few female EmoticonistsMore Like This
They were picked from my Calling all Female Emoticonists Poll
Valentine's Dance Emote by Astrikos
Love You by Astrikos
Lily Bookcase Project Entry by spring-sky
News! Emoticon news!More Like This
:iconEmoteADay: - EmoteADay
:iconee-motes: - ee-motes
Robots Contest! CLOSED! 19 entries by Eitvys200Movie-motes Contest Closed! Watch for Announcement by ee-motesInterview with emoticonist :devmintyy:! by Eightence
March 4, 2013 by EmoteADay March 5, 2013 by EmoteADayMarch 6, 2013 by EmoteADay
Emoticon Community #22 by dAemoticonsEmoticon Community #23 by dAemoticons Opposites Contest WINNERS! by IceXDragon
WeEmote chat round up (23-2-13) by SynfullContest Winners + V-Day by ginkgografixFebruary EMTC Winners! by SparklyDest
Emoticon of the Week 1
Emoticon of the Week 2
A (modern) history of dA emoticonsIntroMore Like This
As you wander around deviantART pages, there is noticeably one art medium that invades almost every element of the site. Whether it is the deviantART galleries, journals, news section, comments, forums, chatrooms, avatars or even dA profiles, it is hard to find a spot that hasn't been infiltrated by a familiar set of small, coloured, pixel circles. The art form I am talking about is of course the emoticon and throughout the past 10 or so years they have been happily adopted by deviantART and its community.
Although emoticons can often be spotted on a wide range of other instant messengers (IMs) and social media sites, deviantART has come to house a unique branch of these miniature art pieces. Whilst the majority of these alternative sites opt for simple, predominately yellow emotes with a range of basic expressions, the art community here at dA have stretched the art form far beyond its natural boundaries and developed entirely new styles of emoticons
Frozen Memories - vol. oneHello and welcome to this very first issue of "Frozen Memories"; a journal seriesMore Like This
collecting five photographs at a time for your writing inspiration or simply your enjoyment
Shared with my warmest of thank-you's to the wonderful creators that can be found here on deviantART.
Undiscovered Gems (44)With the launch of the "Undiscovered" browsing option, there are a TON of awesome artworks I've been finding and admiring, and I just have to share them with you guys.More Like This
I WILL be taking suggestions for this series, as well, so if you discover something while browsing the bowels of dA that you think needs to be shared, please send me ( TwilightPoetess ) a note titled Undiscovered Gems.
Undiscovered Gems (44)
today's theme: the lovely sea
...and the road goes on forever. by Elvyness Autumn Is In My Eyes by OptimalDecay
Dead Horse Point by tassanee Oceans by BestIdeaInTheApple Oil Painting - Azedinha, Buzios by rodriguesart
Feature of Photography (3) The third volume of Feature of Photography is now. I have decided to locate pictures of domesticated felines to share with all of you. By locate, I mean making a forum in the Thumbshare forum. I'm enjoying making these photography features. I'd love to get into the dA Photography community. I'm not as prominent in it as I am the literature community.More Like This
Love dA Lit Loves You: Vol. 6Hello lovelies. Love dA Lit Loves you! Well, it would if it were a sentient being, in the meantime please accept my undying love.More Like This
I don't actually get a lot of notes / comments from people sending me news or contests, so when I do I'm super happy. Like. Super duper happy. And what better way to say thank you than feature those who support Love dA Lit [I will feature those that frequently comment and fave too]! Then I might surprise you and randomly feature some people just because I can or those who've sent me in DD suggestions. It's all about spreading the love!
As always I welcome suggestions for news, events, projects, groups, or contests for Love dA Lit! ♥
Love dA Lit (and Stephany) Gives Lots of Hugs and a Big Thank You To...
:iconLiliWrites: :iconMedoriko: :iconmirz-alt: :iconxSilverSpiritWolfx: :iconVertigoArt:
Project Educate: Permission to Photograph People Permission to Photograph PeopleMore Like This
It's a tough topic and one that most of us like to shy away from rather than embrace, but the honest truth is that the shots of people that you get - the best kind - are the ones that are candid, journalistic or spontaneous. That usually means asking permission afterwards, or not asking permission at all - which can appear quite odd, to some. One of my biggest concerns and anxieties is having my camera out in public. I recently went to a beach, of all places, and was shooting the coastline when a horrible feeling crept over me and I realised that there were lots of people around and that I was invading, a little bit, on their privacy. These guidelines are useful for shooting on the street, at public gatherings and events and at more formal occasions such as weddings.
If the person is going to be the main subject of your photo - then it's kind to ask permission, get perm
Project Educate: Improving Spontaneity Spontaneous PortraitureMore Like This
Here on deviantART there is a whole gallery for your casual, candid, secretive shots. I don't mean fetish. The Spontaneous People & Portrait Photography Gallery is where you should go if you are wanting to things that are less arranged, less planned and much more spontaneous. Have a browse here to see what's popular but keep in mind that miscats are in abundance, and that's why these education weeks exist - to try and educate and put the record straight.
I prefer to shoot all of my portraiture and people photography as candidly as possible. I believe that capturing people unawares gives them no time to organize their facial expressions and consider arranging their emotions. Eyes, are the windows to the soul - as they say, and if you're making someone stand and pose (which works well a lot of the time) you're closing off the honest
Where Dreams Come TrueMore Like This
What fairy tale is complete without a majestic setting? Here are a few noteworthy landscapes fitting for any folk tale!
"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale of all." -Hans Christian Andersen
the castle by Mark-Heather
May day by m-eralp
Green Waves by AlecsPS
Yellow Brick Road by AlecsPS
A fairytale isn't complete without a striking castle.
Castle by Krzynek
trakoscan castle VI by roblfc1892
egeskov castle by petitpomme
Warkworth Castle by newcastlemale
"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." -Albert Einstein, attributed, but unsourced.
Art History: Tim BurtonWe all know him for his famous movies in the animated world, he's a legend to both children and adults, and has produced some of the most memorable stories in history from The Nightmare Before Christmas to Caroline, Tim Burton has marked his place in the world. But who was Tim Burton and how did he climb all the way to the top?More Like This
Tim was born in Burbank, CA on August 25th, 1958. Now, Tim Burton may be old, but the guy is still a genius! Starting out with stop motion films at the age of 13, Burton had a passion for films. He didn't do so well in high school, but that still didn't stop him from his passion. After high school, he attended the California Institute of the Arts to study character animation and later attended CalArts where a short film of his attracted Disneys attention and graduated from in 1979.
Afterwards, he gained an apprenticeship with Disney, working as an animator, storyboard artist, and conceptional artist for the classic animated films Fox and the Hou
Devious Journal EntryMore Like This
:iconcarnalclown: tagged me!
1) You must post these rules.
2) Each person has to share 10 facts about themselves.
3) Answer the 10 questions asked by the person who tagged you and make up 10 questions for the 10 you tag.
4) Choose 10 people and put their icons in your journal.
5) Go to their page and inform them that they have been tagged by you.
6) Not something like "You are tagged if you read that".
7) You have to legitimately tag 10 people.
8) No tag-backs.
9) You can't say that you don't do tags.
10) You have the choice to make a journal entry! Comments if you prefer!
1- I love photography!
2- I've loved dragons since age five and am a huge fantasy buff.
3- I love coffee and tea equally and sometimes can't choose which to have!
4- I've discovered I'm an "old soul" and am fascinated by history and old movies.
5- I love chocolate but white chocolate makes me gag.
6- I enjoy all kinds of
Protect Your WorkFor many artists, art theft is a frustrating reality. No matter how we watermark, logo, or constrain the resolution of our work, there are instances where artwork will be reposted, ripped, or used for commercial gain without credit or compensation. For some, this can be almost flattering, to know that there are those that like your work enough to steal it. But, the fact still remains, that your work has been used without permission, and for no gain of your own.More Like This
I have been a photographer for four years now, and throughout that time I am always learning. Part of that education is around copyright, and how to protect my work. The collage above is a brief representation of some of the ways my photography has been stolen. Some were edited without permission, event advertisements, included in a calendar, manipulated to advertise jewelry, sold on canvas, for promoting a cosmetic brand, or even for music videos.
Love Letters On the TrainDear Stranger,More Like This
I'm leaving this post-it tucked in the side of the train-seat. If you're reading this, you've seen it. I've seen you sit here every few Monday mornings, sometimes tapping a bent, unlit cigarette against your thigh, sipping from your tea (who brings a tea cup onto a train anyway?); sometimes staring at the rain outside, or reading your well-worn, beaten copy of Jane Eyre (I hate that you fold the corners down - it's bibliophilic abuse. I wish the book would papercut you to defend itself a little, but I digress).
You seemed so sad this Monday morning past. Please smile again. I love it when your eyes catch the light of something I'm unaware of, something silently and intimately your own; a secret from the world that makes everything all the more meaningful to you.
- The Passenger
I'm not in the habit of reading post-its from strangers. I found a love-letter hidden in a newspaper once, that the author forgot or was too afraid to send. It made me sad to think
2012 Roundup!2012 has seen projecteducate advance with the changing times here on deviantART and become an official group! That means that it has been a lot easier to bring you all the information, features, interviews and articles as part of various Project Educate weeks. So with the functions of groups at our fingertips, the articles shared are all in organised gallery folders for ease - all of which are linked in this article.More Like This
2012 also saw the Introduction of Community Weeks headed up by members of the community. They're now running monthly and are designed for members of the community to get involved by writing articles on whatever they want - educationally. JamminJo and lintu47 are your current community week leads and the people to note if you're interested in contributing! Our calendar for
4 Tips for Photographing SnailsMore Like This
In this tutorial I'm gonna teach you 4 handy tricks for photographing snails.
Snails are very pleasant models and suitable for both beginners and professionals.
1. Get Them Out Of Their Shell
You can find snails hiding in wet & shady places.
They come out after rain and during nighttime.
Once you find a snail, turn them on their back.
After 1-2 min they will come out of their shell.
2. Use Backlight
Having a lightsource behind your snail will
add additional detail to it's shell and make
the snail itself softly glow.
3. Let Them Climb
Try placing a snail carefully on plants or
other surfaces. Snails can climb walls straight
up and hang on cei
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
SLS .05 w/ NatashaBreen + Key Feature Welcome to the fifth edition of SLS - a bi-weekly article with an interview, themed feature and a smattering of news!More Like This
Interview with NatashaBreen
Hi Natasha, thanks for joining us! Let's start off by telling us a bit about yourself & your photography?
My name is Natasha Breen, I was born in Russia, but last 5 years I live in Czech village near Prague. Basically I photograph food and still lifes for macro- and microstocks.
What is your favorite thing about still life photography?
For a long time I photographing people, weddings, love-story, but really I always loved all kind of still life. No rush, no nervosity. No people Really I love experimenting with light and I love food.
What is your favorite still life related
NAWAKNawak-Factory is a unique group that shares the idea that anything and everything, even the most insignificant object, situation, or piece of nature, could be a great subject as soon as we give it the same attention and intention level as we usually do for things, people, or situations that are generally considered as "beautiful", "interesting", or in this case, "photo-worthy". This is the "Nawak" philosophy.More Like This
Here is some really amazing Nawak photography:
Orange Overdose by chromevanadiumSquare by KizukiTamura
holy by katpiEarthquake by Einsilbigyellow fields by sth22art
In The Corner by EintoeRnSignaling by EintoeRnyell o (Premium Content) by sth22art
Citrus Vein by EinsilbigGreen by SplitEnsds662ABC by davespertine
People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 96malaugusto'sMore Like This
Spotlight Vol. 96
People and Portraits
Roses and Milk
Young and Beautiful
Pretty teenage girl
The Queen of Spades
Oh to fly.
Conceptual Spotlight Vol. 85BokehLight'sMore Like This
Spotlight Vol. 85
Wings of melancholia
Once Upon a Time I
The Luminous Curse (I/II)
this is to end in fire
Drop of milk
Conceptual Spotlight Vol. 84BokehLight'sMore Like This
Spotlight Vol. 84
Leaf Sprite Parent and Child: Lessons
107 / 365
Are you Afraid by the Dark I
108 / 365
ghosts in my guitar
The ghost in the woods
Macro Spotlight Vol.112MarcosRodriguez'sMore Like This
Spotlight Vol. 112
We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
Floating On a Zephyr With Her
Music of yesterday.
Abstract and Surreal Spotlight Vol. 51Einsilbig'sMore Like This
Spotlight Vol. 51
Abstract and Surreal
New Dawn in Giza
Crystal truth II
A perfect day II
wash my blood away
The first green
To Be Seen .83A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!More Like This
Roxanne by Piscisvolantis Schizophrenia by Piscisvolantis Curse of the dark by Piscisvolantis
little light by Piscisvolantis Tourbillion by Piscisvolantis
29 by Padera Sister by Padera Nina by Padera
With a book by Padera Corsets by Padera
NCfair2010_006 by TMWphoto F-15EagleARP09_020 by TMWphoto NCfair2011_012 by TMWphoto
CapeLookout_Sunrise_005 by TMWphoto DryFalls_010 by TMWphoto
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in communityrelations that you would like/we could provide for you (features, interviews, contests, news, tutorials, etc.
Creating Awesome Features [+Contest Winners] Feature Contest Winners!!!More Like This
This was seriously one of the hardest contests I have ever judged, but alas we finally have winners
:iconconnyduck: ConnyDuck with The Faces of Traditional Art 2
:iconmimi-min: & :iconstarhavenstudios:
Entries were judged on multiple aspects. Layout, style & appearance, sticking to the theme, activity of deviants [yes, I checked to see if those featured were active or had been gone since], not being too overwhelming/underwhelming, among other variables such as having not been snagged off t
Beautiful PhotographyFeel free to join our group for amazing photographyMore Like This
... by absentii roots to grow wings to fly by Traumsturm Hatori by TommyTones Foggy Doge by BlackPepperPhotos white and yellow by Papageienfreak Too tired to eat by ScarabsCorner ...Happy meal... by BabushkaII lavender by lavendernights Eyes So Deep by Queen-Kitty Eyes Like Seaglass by Queen-Kitty When doves cry by xOronar Gentle by xOronar Spring! by Rozowynos Graham by medicallyspeaking Svella by LichtReize Neverland by Queen-Kitty Caught in a Daydream by Queen-Kitty Furry Alpinist by ZoranPhoto Morning Waffles by NatashaBreen 451 by crelight Katerina by xeneras turaco by xthumbtakx Chicken Tajin by Atozy Thai inspierd pasta by CJacobssonFoto The Golden Gate by jefz Making the perfect coffee sml by dinabelenko Astronomer's breakfast by dinabelenko Half and Half by dinabelenko Sea level by dinabelenko LionTiger2 by brijome Otter1 by brijome Waffles with Ice cream by NatashaBreen in the prime of life. by simoendli Lonely one by Riderofthewind95 ...praha XXX.. by roblfc1892 In his Environment by TamarViewStudio Frosty breath by Zluvka Port of Cassis by donnosch Cute by MikkoLagerstedt Downtown Dubai by vinayan Aveiro by A2Matos Porvoo by m-eralp Dubai Marina BW by vinayan Lisbon 68 by JACAC Dubai Marina Long exposure shot by vinayan :thum
Photomanipulation Newsletter - April 2014This past month has been jam-packed with news and happenings in the Photomanip community. Read further to see what's been going on!More Like This
News & Help
Photomanip DD Round-up: March 2014
The Wow Effect - Offsite Tutorial Feature
Not all are strictly photomanip contests, but they allow for manipulated entries.
Book Cover Challenge
In Roman Times
Treasure Trove # 34Greetings everyone! Hoping everyone had a most glorious holiday all over the world!More Like This
This week, this feature highlights "Surrealistic and Abstract". Hope all is well wherever you are my friends and may Peace, Love, and Blessings guide you through the coming week!
Quote of the week:
“Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums."
Gigantic by Tistelmark
Enchanted Love by vinnie-ta
Pneuma-Soma-Sarx by nik159
Elsewhere by TranceChaos
Underloved Art 3Hi, guys!More Like This
I'm going to make a trip next week with my husband - so this is the last journal that I'll put until I'll be back. Hope you like it!
Featuring arts with less than 100 favs (or a bit more), others from my watchers - they're outstanding IMHO and deserve your love:
The Mother Core by TheTrashCaretaker Mater Dolorosa by Phatpuppyart-Studios Blackout by MelanticArt Wetlands by Sisterslaughter165 Warrior princess by Elevit-Stock Lights of Illusion by Liancary-Stock Spring by JosefinaCS
Pastel Photography ContestDefinition pas·tel (pă-stĕl′): A soft delicate hue; a pale color.More Like This
I assume this theme is fairly self-explanatory
Spring is here, and so are longer and brighter days - it's almost like nature is having a
bit of a revival. Everything is slowly turning colorful again and I would like to celebrate
that with a small contest. Seeing as my main medium is photography I have decided to
limit submissions to photography. No hard feelings, I have mad love for all you other
Start date: Sunday, March 29th, 2014
Deadline for submissions: April 26th, 2014
One (1) entry per deviant
Must be a new deviation
Must be a photograph
Must be your own photograph
forgot to say: note me with your entry!
UPDATE: Selling LOTS of DevWear and DevGearTime for the first real update. Sorry that I keep spamming this journal, but I am still trying to make sales. So please deal with me for a while longer.More Like This
Its been a while since I launched this, and its been an overwhelming response. I am so thrilled and very very thankful. Everyone who has purchased devwear and/or helped to promote my sales are now officially super awesome and wonderful people in my life. Thanks to everyone, I'm proud to say the following.
I have paid off the remainder of my car insurance, saving myself $125 a month. I was debating for the first several days on paying down my credit card, but then I realized my balance for my insurance was low enough where I could pay it off, and I still had some money to pay off my card.
Any money that I get from this point on will go towards helping to pay off my Discover card. Credit cards are such double edge swords. It was what helped me through the worst of everything, but now I need to pay it down. I
The New Mobile Deviation PageThe deviation page on the mobile website has just gotten a huge uplift!More Like This
In uplifting the mobile deviation page, we re-evaluated what the most important functions and information on the deviation page were, and altered the page to present them in the most easily accessible way. From there, the deviation page was given a visual refresh for ease, clarity, and simplicity.
Features that were previously hidden and accessed by a "More" button can now be accessed without any page shifting, allowing the art to be the focus, and making for a seamless, user-friendly experience. More From This Artist becomes much more visible as well, encouraging viewers to tap through to see more of your art, and Featured Groups and other features are just a tap away.
In addition, a tab has been added so that viewers can easily watch or contact an artist from the deviation page, making it easier than ever to interact in the midst of your browsing experience.
Features, Contests and Chances.Hi guysMore Like This
This blog contains Journal/Blog/Article features by members/affiliates, Personal/ affiliate group contests and commissionable artists and chances, and will be updated every Saturday or Sunday.
To have your name/group in the list along with your offer, please note me, freaky208 with the appropriate information (link, deadline e.t.c) and I'll add it to the list for the following week's blog update (new additions to the list will have the "" icon displayed next to them for their first week of publication in this blog, and as for the contests that have reached their deadlines,they will be removed from the list).
We are still receiving many submissions into wrong folders. My fellow staff members and I don't want to have to be strict with the submissions, but please submit your work into the correct folde
Traditional Trees Contest!:iconbutterfly1plz::iconbutterfly2plz::iconbutterfly3plz::iconbutterfly4plz::iconbutterfly5plz:More Like This
This contest is being held by :icontrees-with-character:Trees-With-character For a more updates please visit the official contest blog!
:icontree3plz:Theme: The theme for this contest is "Traditional Trees". This Theme is a very broad theme, which leaves you with a variety of options for entries.
:icontree3plz: What should my entry be? The only main rule is your entry much be a Traditionally drawn, painted tree or parts of a tree. Any Traditional medium is accepted, paintings, crayon, pencil, tattoo, pen, scratch board, acrylics, watercolor ect.
Your entry can be of a painted cherry blossom, or a sketch of a tree near a river.. it is up to you.
:icontree3plz: What Type of Art? Un
How to 'Proofread' your ArtCommunity WeekMore Like This
Ever feel like there's something wrong with your art, but you just can't identify what?
Here are some surprisingly simple tricks that you should do throughout painting that will help you easily 'proof read' your art for mistakes and issues:
Check your values
If you're painting a picture in colour, this technique is really helpful. Values are important in a painting to give a 3-D feel and to make the painting not feel flat. 'Value' is how light or dark a colour is. It's often hard to tell the value of a colour as colours can easily trick your eyes into thinking they're lighter or darker than they actually are.
For example, take a look at these two colours:
Which is darker? The blue probably appears to be. However, when we make the image greyscale (take away the colours), you'll see that the values of the colours are almost identical.
Oh noes! How do I prevent myself from being tricked? Check your
TRADITIONAL TROVE 30Hi everyone, I hope your all doing good!More Like This
So, every week I go on a little hunt to
look for works that might have slipped
the net and are left unnoticed, Through
the aid of the good old DA search option
(traditional - newest) I can present them
to your good selves, I hope you will enjoy
what you see, and remember to 'fave'
'comment' or/and 'watch' the featured
artist's work, so until next time..
PLEASE SEND DD SUGGESTIONS TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
Digitally Delicious: July 9thMore Like This
Rascal by TamberElla
a man who cried after hunting by mir-ahmad
White witch's Bar by dkfktl1004
02.27.13 by Faelicia
Alchemist by Drkav
Tarot, The Star by bluefooted
cyan by apterus
Before death seal by XiaoBotong
Crimson River by ARTek92
99 PROBLEMS by HamletMachine
Garden with Round Trees by Azot2014
Garden with Round Trees by Azot2014
my Valentine by einshine-from-anime
my Valentine by einshine-from-anime
Pimps and Whoas - July 9, 2014PimpsMore Like This
Official dA News
Celebrating Deviousness - July 2014
CR Newsletter May/June 2014
Introducing Improved Comments
Join us a deviantMEET in San Diego
Keeping your Account Safe
Site Update: Replying to Feedback
Transformation Challenge WinnersView Challenge ArticleOfficial RulesPrizesView EntriesSemiFinalistsMore Like This
Thank you to everyone who participated in The Transformation Challenge! The 25 semi-finalist entries blew away the Microsoft and Motherboard judges, but they worked hard together and came up with the three finalists. Each of the finalist winners will receive a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, $1,000 USD, an all-expense paid trip to work with a featured artist, and have had their winning work f
People and Portraits ExposedSince the People and Portrait Galleries on deviantART are so expansive and vast, I get a lot of Daily Deviation suggestions on an almost daily basis for just those sub-categories. Of course, 3wyl and I can't feature them all - so this is what this article is about. Every fortnight I try and choose a selection of the images that have been sent in and share them in a feature. This week the suggestions come courtesy of DSSiege11, xthumbtakx , Minato-Kushina, RoxaneLys, BokehLight, ejrotsih, AgonizingSwordfish, musicismylife10027, ihamo, Nazrin-Polad and SabakuNoShi.More Like This
Do keep the suggestions coming - send them via note to either myself or 3wyl. As most of you know, 3wyl and I take care of most of the sub-categories of the People and Portrait Gallery for Photography. However there are a few specialist CVs to send some specific suggestions to! Check out the full team <a wytiwyg="1" href="http://communityrelations.deviantart.com/blog/27409506/#B">
PE: The power of contextA picture is indeed "worth a thousand words", a complex idea can be conveyed with a single still image. This quote also characterizes one of the main goals of visualizations, namely making it possible to absorb large amounts of data quickly. In our perception of artworks we see every day, some get closer to our hearts than others. Imagine a painting, strong and powerful, technique showing an experienced, steady hand, needing nothing but a pair of eyes to enter one's sensitive soul. Are you satisfied with what you see? I wouldn't count on that, but I would be quite sure that after a while your head fills with numerous questions.More Like This
On the contrary, your favorite artist publishes their recent work and you, as always, immediately love it. If, however, you would allow your mind a little exercise, you could clearly see that if this work was shown to you at random, under different circumstances and you would not know the author, hardly would it catch your interest for a second.
Celebrating Deviousness July 2014Deviousness AwardMore Like This
My Nordanner Herd
Carrianarz - Commission
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
ProjectPorkchop Vol346:iconomtni:More Like This
Lowell is a varied art student from Domenica. He is a real lover of nature and favors the style of dramatic realism. His paintings are absolutely breath taking with his stunning bright colors, and the way he uses those colors together is very pleasing to the eye! He excels at creating dramatic angles that really draw the viewer in and make for a dynamic and interesting composition! You are sure to fall in love with Lowell's colorful gallery!
Suggested by Haawan
Natalija is a professional artisan crafter from France. Her choice of canvas is quite unique as she prefers to paint on ornate wood panels. Her paintings are influenced by romantic themes c
PE: Marketing Your Adoptables[deviantART Related]More Like This
What are Adoptables?
Adoptables are character designs that can be adopted or purchased by other deviants. The cost for these can be a set price or are sold in an auction-like manner (highest bid wins).
For a more in-depth look at what Adoptables are, check out ginkgografix's PE: Adoptables article.
Marketing Your Adoptables
With the adoptables trend growing larger and larger each day, it can be difficult to sell your adoptables as well as yourself. In this article, I have listed a few tips with ways to market your adoptables.
1. Start Small
It is best to start small if you have never been into the adopables "scene". First and foremost, you should always develop a set of rules for your current or future adoptables. List out what the adopter is and isn't allowed to
Art + Design Feature Vol. 01 " Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating. "More Like This
- John Cleese
In this new series, I'll showcase deviations I found astonishing and/or really creative; and in most cases - why I thought so.
To start off, this really cool portfolio theme struck me as very clean and unique. Both the colour scheme and the design elements are perfectly used to make this theme dynamic and fresh.
This amazingly detailed spread shows the process of analog photography neatly. With so many elements on the pages, it keeps good balance and doesn't look cluttered.
I think the designer behind this packaging did a great job. Combining soft and warm colours with simple elements and the very neat logo of the product; this sure is a cool packaging design.
Not only is thi
Spotlight #066The Artist Spotlight, volume 66 - a detailed visual journey through the galleries of a selected artist, chosen from the ranks of many talented peers for their particular attention to aesthetic and conceptual composition.More Like This
PE: Adoptables[deviantART related]More Like This
Adoptables are Original Characters, short OC, created by one deviant to be obtained by others.
There are different ways of how to get hold of them, that will be explained in detail further below of this article.
While the copyright and the idea remains to be property of the adoptable creator, the new owner usually has the right to do "whatever they want" with the OC.
That means, they can change certain characteristics of the overall look, can give them names, can create background stories and everything else that makes them a complex character. Additionally to that they can use that adopt to be used as avatars, in new artworks, as page dolls, as characters in stories or RPG and much more.
Of course there are still rules by the original creator that should be followed.
Mostly people who are not much into visual art and those that have a hard time to come up with original characters themselves do benefit from them. Adoptables are always pre-made and that means you al
Interesting watercolour journalsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of useful and interesting articles on the subject.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 papers review by KmyeChanThe magic of Polish watercolors by Feidhelm
Watercolor Paper Sizing - Why it Matters by windfalconCommunity AquaTip - Internet Watercolor Resources by watercoloristsSharing some advice on Watercolors and Ink. by Nicole-Marie-Walker
In The Stock-Light: StockHeaven In The Stock-Light: Vol. 14More Like This
Deviant For: 4 Months
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StockHeaven ~ Nature 3 by StockHeavenStockHeaven ~ Architecture Historical Building 44 by StockHeavenStockHeaven ~ Nature forest 10 by StockHeaven
StockHeaven ~ Nature 5 by StockHeaven
Previous Editions o
Nom Nom 75# LasagneThis week the theme is Lasagne as suggested (some weeks ago!) by pica-ae! Want to suggest a Nommy theme for next time? Just send me a note.More Like This
Strawberries | Cinnamon | Chicken | Apples | Chocolate |
SNEAK PEEK: deviantART's NEW Today Page!As I noted in my last journal, there are some big -- and exciting!! -- changes on the way for deviantART. Er, DeviantArt.More Like This
The team here at DeviantArt continues to listen to your feedback plus we met with a crew of super-deviants in NYC last month (check out a pic below and got a full, insightful download. Then, we thought long and hard on how to pave a kindred and inspiring direction. As always, you are the center of it all -- and how to connect you with your community.
Ok, getting into it, I want to share a sneak peek on work-in-progress (as in not final!) designs for the new Today page and to hear what everybody thinks.
Fella Version Llama Version
Showcase #066The Feature Showcase, issue 65 - a sequential visual collection of unearthed work in abstraction, diffusion, chiaroscuro, and oneiric aesthetic. To experience a similar exhibition of imagery to that which has been featured here, feel free to peruse the depths of my Favourites collection.More Like This
La Foret XLI by siamesesam
Aureate by freMDartet
Spider by Megalithicmatt
A twist of fate, a stroke of luck... by zeruch
*** by el-karamelo
deep mourning by augenweide
:iconxmegalopolisx: :iconangelanorthen: :iconparalleldeviant: :icondeadendsoul:
:iconnventfischer: :iconloempia-in-space: :iconhengki24: :icondastok:
:iconlondonswaves: :iconlomatic: :iconsiamesesam: :iconfremdartet:
:iconmegalithicmatt: :iconzeruch: :iconel-karamelo: :iconaugenweide:
Chaotica Weekly FeatureWhile we are all waiting for our friday night party time (or sleep, if you prefer it ), lets check some great works made with Chaotica during this week.More Like This
Runic Neutralization by ChaosFissure. Not sure if i need to say anything about Sam and his gorgeous abstracts, just make sure you check all his gallery
Ant Queen by BoxTail. Boxtail recorded a video showing his workflow and the making of this piece, allowing us to find out how he achieved this crazy lighting effects. Make sure you watch it
Black Hole Frequency 2 by JanRobbe. Jan has been submitting a number of lovely blackholes, and a very interesting space art animation, also rendered in Chaotica.
Machina by pillemaster. Thi
Best Of The Week 17by apterusMore Like This
ZORA by stengchen
Scary Movie by stengchen
Cinema des Rois by stengchen
Entrance BC by stengchen
the blue room by aozr
Untitled by aozr
Untitled by aozr
Untitled.4 by aozr
through the profane* by AlicjaRodzik
... by absumaniac
gnosis v2 by absumaniac
Lobotomy by absumaniac
Sanatorium CHM - World Of Silence by William-D-WILD
Le Geant de Rouille - Steel Wheel by William-D-WILD
Le Geant de Rouille - Big Washing Machine by William-D-WILD
Hotel Saint Fromage - Hall by William-D-WILD
Hear The Whisper by Weissglut
Inner Turmoil by Eemeling
i have closed my thoughts here forever by ateist-kleranty
Do you dare? by zootnik
Lebenslinien by ohlin84
Themed Features - Urbexing!So I figured it was about time to do another feature, and this time on the subject of Urban Exploration or also known as Urbexing. For those of you who may not know, Urbexing (UE) is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment. Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby and, although it may sometimes involve trespassing onto private property, this is not always the case and is of innocent intention.More Like This
I actually really love Urbexing. So any way here are the features for this week, I hope you enjoy them: