Winter MusingsWinter Musings
"Baby, it’s cold outside!" We all know this song, and boy, is that true! Ok sure, winter could always be worse, like in Siberia (ranging from -27° to -46°C - brrr ). US East Coast is ranging from +6° to -11°C (similiar for Germany - thankfully I'm in the plus area, but still brrrrr ). So go, get out the mittens & scarfs, the parkas - the thicker the better, the heavy boots, and so on...and then try to look stylish in winter clothes!
Winters like this - with lingering snow & growing snowdrifts, freezing winds, chilly early morning temperatures barely above zero, and night temperatures falling below zero - reduce life to its essence :staying warm, staying fed, connecting with family & friends, keeping the TV remote or the computer mouse within reach. Noone goes out freely in this we
My deviantART StoryToday is DA's 14th birthday!! I've been an active deviant here for just over 6 years (oh god I'm OLD) and, in honor of their birthday, here are a few featured pieces that have really inspired me and helped me grow as an artist over those 6 yearsMore Like This
In no particular order, a piece from some of my favorite go-to works for inspiration. These works have blessed my All-Time Favorites folders because they all invoke an atmosphere for me-- a strong feeling of connection. Some of the artists are friends, some are strangers, but all are amazing:
Celestial Fish by SethFitts
Freedom by Torajio
The Chattering Stars by shirotsuki
light by satiiiva
Feature - SNOWMENLink to the original http://flaxias.deviantart.com/art/Snowman-s-Castle-387801783More Like This
EVEN SNOWMEN HAVE A PERSONALITY ALL OF THEIR OWN!
You are what you eat. by yty2000
Snowman on the moon - 1 by Valaly Snowman by ArtAnda snowman by sumeragisama
Winter Golf by jimmyemery Snowman I by moonowl1
Snowy Bliss by Cyrite Skiing Snowman by Myriadelle holiday trio by annaparma
Bunny snow party by nienor friends in winter by matamataja
Snowman by KmyGraphic and Happy New Year by KmyGraphic
New Snowman Free Icon by Katana-Nova-Cat New Snowman Free Icon by Katana-Nova-Cat New Snowman Free Icon by Katana-Nova-Cat :snowflake
Hall Of Fame ( 43 - November 2013 ) Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.More Like This
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Hollow by CustardCookie Cubular Growth by Mathness Cheer up, little buddy by ArtAnda Time Travel by TheDreamIsTrue Special Forces - Type 13 and 69 by DanarArt
Female illustrator feature + childrens booksI thought it was finally time to get this feature out of my mind and online! Here are some of the female illustrators on dA which I love and would love to own any children books from. It was tough just picking ONE piece from each artists so please do check out their galleries.More Like This
My limit of 20 proved difficult so it ended up being 30 but it could have easily been 40 but I realised I had to stop myself
Reflected Memory by miyumonSprite by Mar-ka Forlorn Redux by LiquidFaeStudios
SpringSpring arrived yesterday. Well, maybe in some parts of the world Spring has sprung. Not so here in Northern Ohio. It snowed this morning... So, the trees haven't budded yet, and the daffs, tulips, muscari and crocus remain snug underground. Perhaps we'll see some warmer weather soon? Hopefully? In the meantime - ENJOY!More Like This
#Primavara.Salutare, salutare!More Like This
Avem un feature primăvăratic de care să vă bucuraţi. Cum toate lucrurile învie, aşa face şi activitatea noastră pe DeviantART. :iconcheerplz:
Nu uitaţi de pagina noastră oficială de Facebook: http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?https://www.facebook.com/TalentPurRomanesc
Toate aceste 10 lucrări se regăsesc în galeria grupului nostru şi sunt realizate de români talentaţi, aşa cum v-am obişnuit.
Rugămintea noastră este să oferiţi orice fel de feedback acestor 10 lucrări şi artiştilor ce le-au realizat. Orice doriţi voi: , watch, comentarii.
Show them some looove!
Fella Features You! Vol. 1Hey!More Like This
This is a biweekly feature series, coming out every other Wednesday that features art that YOU choose! After enjoying the art content below, feel free to comment on this article with up to 3 pieces of art (your own or somebody else's) you want to show up in the next issue!
Without further ado, here is the art that you chose last time!
Calyptomena viridis by Samantha-dragon ACEO/ATC: Cuddle More by Samantha-dragon
New Karibean +Themed FeatureEDIT: Sept. 18, 2012 My furry little birthday boy turned 1 year old today! Happy Birthday Thor!More Like This
First of all, it seems that no one caught my 7,777 kiribean, so I am going to give you all another chance! My new karibian will be at 8,000. You don't have to be a watcher of mine, (although you are still eligible if you are) all you have to do is catch my pageviews at the 8,000 mark and send me a screenshot as proof and I will feature you in my journal.
Also I have decided that I want to share with you some of my favorites and it would be fun to do themed features! For my first one I want to share something that is close to my heart- dogs! I know I have a lot of watchers who love wolf-like dogs, like malamutes and huskies so I will share mostly those this time, but a few others as well. I'm going to try to keep it to lesser known stuff, things with less than 1000 views for the most part.
App Updates: Notes and Notifications!More Like This
By popular demand, the DeviantArt Mobile App now includes two new features: notes and improved notifications!
Digital artist rossdraws talks about how he uses the DeviantArt Mobile App when he's away from his computer.
Access your notes through the mobile app, making private conversations between you and other deviants easily accessible on the go. Notes are synced between the desktop site and mobile app, creating one seamless experience. Send a note, access your inbox, or view sent items – it’s all there.
Just like on the desktop site, notifications on the mobile app now let you filter through various types of updates related to you – including comments, replies, activity, an
Those Phone CallsIt has been a year since I last saw you mom. And there is something about a year, because it's not two months, four or six months, it's one year. The back of my mind is yelling ow my god it has been one year. I managed not to cry from missing my family all this time, I made it, I put this thing whatever it is on my heart and I didn't let it hurt or feel pain from missing them. I have no idea how I did it, but I did not cry from longing all this year.More Like This
So my mind is trying to convince me that it's fine now, it keeps saying you can let go, feel what you need to feel, you did great, let it go, cry, feel sad. Because it has been one long year. I have always felt like I have two brains, maybe because I'm a freaking Gemini, if that what those things do to you, I have no idea. But I don't want to, there is no point from turning myself into a big bowling mess.
All I could do is call , I called you every day mom. I was so scared not to call one day and miss something from your life, I wanted to
The Art Theft DiscussionMore Like This
Art Theft DiscussionTopicsStealingTakingCopyrightPermissionFan ArtMoral RightsProtectionResolving Disputes
Something about talentI've always disliked the term "talented".More Like This
It implies that things come to you naturally and without any effort, while in reality the people that are considered extremely talented rarely get to the top without any practice. And the 'rarely' is an understatement. I've never seen anyone reach the top without effort. Not ever. I dislike how 'not having talent' is often used as an excuse for not being good at something, while in reality the only real reason that keeps people from accomplishing things is not working hard enough for it. And sure, not working hard enough can have its reasons. Very valid reasons like having different priority's in life, not having enough time next to your school, job or family life, or even battling an illness. It doesn't change the fact that you're capable of doing it.
I always tend to compare art (or any craft in that matter) with running a marathon. Anyone that's not severely handicapped could run a marathon, but it takes a lot of dedication
beautiful days n nightsHope everyone is experiencing a lovely Spring! We're having history making rain and such here ... Oklahoma City .... and we're in for more of it through Sunday .... return of severe weather outbreaks tomorrow and Saturday *sighs* I'm sick of it!!!More Like This
But the flowers are beautiful, or um were till the storms tore 'em up! I had beautiful Peonies and Irises! What flowers do you have blooming in your garden? .... What are your favorite flowers?
I was sick of my last journal which is part of the reason I'm writing this one ... I hate the new icon, but as this is probably a "dead horse beaten to death already" I'll only add that I showed this site to someone the other day because they didn't know what I was talking about. And he asked "what does the "Z" stand for *laughs* which was what I thought the first time I saw it ... anyways ......
I love you guys and miss those of you who note back and forth with me. I've had some rt issues that have kept me away and may still but truly wanted to sort o
Tuesday Treats: InsomniaMonday Muses | Thursday Greets | Weekend Fun | WishingWell WeeklyMore Like This
Insomnia! Hours of ceiling watching, analyzing all sounds. All asleep nightmares, unseen people whispering in your ear. Eyes wide open, absorbing the night without rest. Agony without feelings. And what about that spot on the wall, growing and growing? Did it just moved?
This is not an horror movie, ladies and gentlemen; this is Insomnia.
Have fun with the theme... or not!
Suggest one deviation (even from your own gallery) by linking it in a comment on this blog. Each submitted deviation will be featured in the next TT! Enjoy and have a good day!
Suggestions must be sent before
Treasure Trove #82GREETINGS FELLOW ARTIST'S AROUND THE GLOBE! HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL WEEK!More Like This
SHOWCASING THE MANY TALENTED ARTIST'S OF DEVIANT ART EVERY WEEK
THIS WEEK'S THEME IS "LOVED ONES, MOTHER'S DAY, & INTERESTING ART"...ENJOY THE FEATURE!
KEEP ON CREATING INSPIRE ME AND BE INSPIRED MY FELLOW ARTISTS
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light
between the heart and the heavenly Father. "
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge~
How do you deal with haters?I got this as a question on my Tumblr, and I felt I could share my thoughts here as well because it seems it's something a lot of people can relate to. I hope this comes to helpful to any of you guys reading.More Like This
I’m certain there are people who dislike me. Some I come to know through whisperings because I have eyes everyyyyywheeeeere.
However, I don’t feel the need to acknowledge them or do anything about it unless they are causing any real harm, especially to people I care about.
There is a popular quote that I like referencing for this topic, which gets the message across in a charming way:
“You can be a juicy, ripe peach and there’s still going to be someone who doesn’t like peaches, so you can either submit to someone’s criticism of you, or you can get on with the business of being your own amazing self who attracts other like-minded people that appreciat
Life is Beautiful...Isn't it?More Like This
There are magical moments in life where I get the opportunity to remember that I'm nothing but an insignificant living being among 8 billion others.. on a planet among 8 in a solar system among billions in a galaxy among trillions and all in one universe-- possibly among others?-- where whether or not I died, would hardly leave a mark even in the face of my own city.
The world goes on without you.
Yet I once realized, that a meaning in life, is to give life a meaning.
Live your dreams! You only live once.
Don't do idiotic dares for the sake of saying you did them-- go tell that cute boy or girl you like them!
Go tell the world your name!
Why must everything be over after one failure..?
Sure, the humiliation of having everyone look down upon you is torture itself... but when you get back up and show everyone that you're somebody, it won't be you who'd be ashamed for not realizing your potential sooner-- but them!
There are mome
Is it Me? Or is Deviantart Dying?I was chatting to some art/writing friends online, and it seemed to be something we agreed upon.More Like This
Deviantart seems kinda dead, or like it's dying or something. Or is that just for me ( and the people I've spoken to?). Honestly, I think a lot of the changes they made are responsible.
Disclaimer (because I always need one for some reason). This is my journal. It is my opinion. If you have a different opinion I'd love to hear it. I'm not out to offend anyone (kind of sadly hilarious I have to post these more and more lol ).
I've been here a long time. Well, I suppose I wasn't active for many years. I lived in Japan and Deviantart has no presence there. But then 3.5 years ago I decided to teach myself to paint, so I suddenly became active.
I think a lot of the recent Site Updates to Deviantart have really made things hard for those of us who are serious about artwork ( or maybe everyone?). Usually, it was fairly standard that when you post a new
Contest Winners - Sunsets and SunrisesSUNSET AND SUNRISESMore Like This
A mixed media contest about trees in full flowering bloom or close ups of blooms from trees.
Miguel-Santos with Tree of Lite
Zugo with .:Tagus:.
comsic with Field At Sunset
JULY BIRTHDAY'S 15-31More Like This
To my Watchers
who Celebrate in July
To all my watchers who celebrate in July 1-31 from :icongigi50:
Birgit :iconbibiarts: from Germany
Peter :iconpcellis: from Canada
May :iconmayebony: from Australia
Christa :iconc-s-marcy: from USA
Philip :iconphils1761: from USA
Violet :iconviolet-kleinert: from Canada
BB :iconbusterbrownbb: from United Kingdom
Shaynelle :iconlpsfreak: from USA
Christian :iconcdrakephotography: from Germany
Patrick :iconmorsoth: from Canada
Flower Features III: African DaisyMy newest featuring series starring the flowery deviants! I've seen a couple of my friends feature deviants with specific objects, which was my main inspiration to do something similar~!More Like This
Make sure to these pieces so the featured deviants can achieve more appreciation~!
Note that the pieces I feature will not have any description underneath or otherwise; they will just be flat out features and nothing more.
Let the flowers grace us with their beauty~
(A brief description of the flower in question is a recent addition to the feature. I will also be doing all forms of media to broaden the exposure.)
The African daisy flowers are 1-1/2 inch wide flowers, which close at night, in the shade, and during cloud cover. The African daisy flowers are in shades of white, orange and yellow and apricot.
SOME FUN FOR YOUR WEEK END.....DEAR ALL.... FRIENDS, WATCHERS..... AND SO ON...More Like This
I AM STARTING THIS JOURNAL BY PUBLICLY MAKING A FOOL OF MYSELF AGAIN.... JUST AS I LIKE.......
THE FOLLOWING VIDEO STARTS WITH ME SPEAKING IN PORTUGUESE AS IT IS DEDICATED MAINLY
TO MY NIECE CARLOTA,
WHO WILL HOPEFULLY START STUDYING AT THE PORTUGUESE MUSIC
CONSERVATORY NEXT YEAR, AS IT HAS BEEN FOUND OUT THAT SHE HAS A REALLY GOOD VOICE..
AND NOW I HOPE THESE WORKS WILL BRING A SMILE TO ALL YOUR FACES....
GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP.....
Oh Good! They're Finally Up! by MYPeanutGallery
Thank you feature #4Hi Everybody ,More Like This
I can't believe it's nearing the end of June already, six months have gone so fast in some ways I'm sitting watching the FIFA World Cup Soccer highlights and wow has there ever been some upsets in regards to teams that we're favoured to win, and have been beaten by the "underdog's"...I have always my whole life, cheered for the underdog's and I think it's fantastic that finally, they too get recognised for their accomplishments
Some good news...I'm doing really good The nerve pain has gone in my neck finally, and even though I still struggle with lack of strength in my shoulders and the odd twang of pain, I'm managing quite well and able to do more things! Sleeping lying down is STILL an issue...so we are thinking of an alternative special bed that I c
May featuredTO MY WONDERFUL FRIENDS & GROUPSMore Like This
FEATURED ME IN MAY
AGAIN LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL ART TO EXPLORE IN THESE
It's Mushroom Time! by SharingMyDreams Features and Returning to Normality by MayEbony Happy Mother's Day! by SharingMyDreams
THANK YOU FOR A SPECIAL DAY! by sesam-is-open THANK YOU ALL... AND MORE.... by Tigles1Artistry SOME FAVOURITES I MUST REALLY SHARE... by Tigles1Artistry
HOW AMAZING CAN STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY BE...... by Tigles1Artistry Time for a new feature :) by Windklang Faves - heaps of them! by MayEbony
ENJOY SOME OF THEIR BEAUTIFUL ART
:icona2matos: for :icondevpremium:
:iconerozja: for :icondeviantartsupporters:
Spotlight Features XXIIIThe following are some of my recent faves. Perhaps you have already seen them. If not, please check them out!More Like This
Featured in April ThanksHi! Sweet friendsMore Like This
Now I am trying to catch up
for the few days I am home
Had a superb time in Vancouver
and now look forward to our next adventure
So if you don't hear from me
Well you I will continue catching up in July
To all my wonderful friends and groups
who featured me in April
You are all simply
There is a great variety of art in these fabulous Journals
April Featured Member by InspirationStation1
Crazy Amazing Art 13 by Roses-to-AshesMy Birthday Project by AnnissinaHappy Easter and Spring by Erozja
HAPPY EASTER by DigithalieFluffiness and cuteness overloaded this Easter by momentsawAn Ode to Cats! by Scooby777
TULIPE by DigithaliePeople And Flowers by PhotoSeriesNo8 , Quotes and features by pagan-live-style
Spring Has Sprung by SharingMyDreamsThere's Always Something by Corvidae65Inspiration Journal~Spring by bridgetbright
Maravillas de InviernoMore Like This
Saludos Artistas del Castillo ..
Es esa época del año otra vez para muchos de nosotros en el Castillo. Las hojas son de los árboles, el paisaje se convierte en negros crudos, grises y blancos. Muchos celebran la Navidad, Janucá y el cambio de la temporada. Este reto será todo acerca de la creación de arte que invoca maravilla, asombro y magia en la temporada de invierno.
(Mis disculpas a aquellos de ustedes que están en el calor del verano, etc; p)
Los requisitos para este reto será para mostrarnos arte que incluye al menos un modelo y rodearla / él con elementos y / o paisaje que está en consonancia con Winter / maravilla. Usted puede usar una imagen en 3D, pero tenga en cuenta que el esfuerzo más artístico que se dedica a su obra de arte, tanto más probable es que para ser un ganador en el desafío. La idea puede ser un modelo tipo de imagen o una
Unused Stock ContestStock GalleryMore Like This
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Unused Stock Contest
Who wants a contest?
Well, I haven't done a contest in a while, so it's about time This one is going to be about using stock that has previously not been used! This will give the artists a chance to do something unique with stock that has not been worked with before, and the stockers will get to see a bigger variety of their stock used.
Ms. lindowyn-stock had an unloved stock project/challenge at one time, and ma
Santa's home - contest (updated prizes)More Like This
It's time for a new contest!
The days are getting colder and slowly we are all getting into the christmas spirit - so I thought it's time to announce a new contest!
This time the theme is:
Where does Santa live?
Does he live alone, or is he married and lives with his wife?
Maybe with his reindeers or christmas elves?
Does he live in a cozy cottage or in a modern villa?
How does he prepare for christmas eve?
How does he like to spend his free time?
Maybe he isn't the friendly old man we think he is?
Show me how YOU imagine the place where Santa lives!
The simple rules
your entry must be a photomanipulation
your entry must be created exclusively for this contest
Thank you PirateLotus-Stock!Today is PirateLotus-Stock is retiring from being a Stock and Resources community volunteer! Let's all go give Erin some love! She has been an integral part of our community for the past several years through picking dd's, features, and being a part of projects like the Art History Project. She was my CV training person and taught my the ropes of doing the cv stuff which was totally awesome.More Like This
Once again If I could I would shove Erin's entire gallery into this, but I can't so here's some of my favorite stocks in her gallery!
Thank you PirateLotus-Stock
Global Navigation DiscussionMore Like This
Beta testers - We're excited to give you a heads up on some upcoming features. One of them will feature a new header and navigation design and this journal explains the rational behind it. If you’ve been following our timeline you might have seen a familiar thread in some of our journals. We've discussed new ideas about the organization and navigation design of the site. For reference: Beginnings of Site Simplification, Cleaning-up Site Naming, Profiles Discussion, Support the Community, New Watch Discussio
Part 04: Uploading Stock to dAThis is Part 4 of Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide. It is aimed at resource providers new and old - I'm trying to give some tips and pointers based on my experience both as a stocker and a photomanipulator. If you have anything to add, feel free to comment, I still feel like I forgot soooo much Any other comments are of course welcome as well. I hope this helps at least someMore Like This
>>What you will find in this guide:
Part 01: Introduction incl. Note on Copyright
Part 02: What should I put online? incl. Subject Choice | Dealing with Abuse | Technical Basics for Stock Images | Lighting setup | Tips and tricks on getting the most out of your camera | Post-processing images
Part 03: Stock Rules incl. Where t
The Unseen Stock - October If you like this feature please add it to your s ! Thank you (:More Like This
Field Dweller by night-fate-stock Sitting On The Moon 2 by Jeni-Sue
Lean by Danika-Stock
Blue Satin 5 by RachgracehStock Sayamana 05 by KittyTheCat-Stock From Darkness Cometh Light 36 Mizzd-stock by mizzd-stock Pyramid Head V3... by Dark-Indigo-Stock
Light and Dark19 by Amliel Mr Horror 6 - Creepy Portrait by fuguestock Pirate Girl 18 by MajesticStock Pumpkin party by Fran-photo
Winners of the Faeries of Autumn ChallengeHello Autumn Artists...More Like This
I'm so pleased at the level of participation and skill displayed in this current challenge. You all made this a VERY difficult game to pick "winners" from. So, not including those who are the "picks," each artist will receive 10 points from me. :iconsnoopydanceplz: (I also hope to entice you to continue joining in for the Halloween game coming today. ) So, here we go:
Winning 75 points donated by :iconreddawgi: features from :iconthestockwarehouse: exclusives from any of these donators :iconpranile: :iconzozziegirl: or :iconmarphilhearts:
"Time of the Dark Faerie"
At first glance the outstanding thing about this manip is that it's so clever and unexpected. I am a sucker for the juxtaposed and oddly imagined concept. This work touches on both. The elements are blended well as is the sense of perspective in the background. Finally, the palette works. Very well done!
Winning 50 points donated by :iconreddawgi: features from :ico
Copyright Resources CompilationFan ArtMore Like This
When we talk about Fan Art, the question of copyright tends to come up. There have been a lot of resources posted on the subject on DA over the years and sometimes they can be tricky to find. So this is a comprehensive compilation on the topic posted by staff, who have had legal consultation. I have left out older articles that are similar to the ones I included as the more recent ones would have the most accurate information.
DA's Copyright Policy
<- This is the big one, specific to Fan Art and it comes with video.
(and more specifically , and )
While I have shared official articles and FAQs here, I know there are a lot of unofficial articles on the topic.
When you ask about book covers don'tI have a lot of inquires about using stock for book covers as well as other commercial works. Inquiries come from a number of different sources including: publishing companies, designers, and sometimes from the authors themselves. Here is some of the things I have noticed about a lot of these messages that are more damaging then helpful, and un professional. Please understand that this isn't about anyone in general nor do I feel anyone is being rude or disrespectful purposefully. I thought it would be helpful for the people inquiring and for other stock artists on DA.More Like This
One of the biggest things I see is asking if the price listed is correct, and then giving a much lower number that you have paid for other stock.
-If I or any other stock provider has set a price it's because that is the price they feel comfortable offering. It's usually lower then they should offer, and telling them inadvertently it's too high is deva
GermanyXReader - PervertMore Like This
A/N: Over used title is over used. Felt like writing this after a conversation with a friend. Enjoy~!
My body ached, every limb hurt and screamed with ever slow step I took as I got closer to my goal. My feet throbbed in the high heels I wore, and my skin would give off chilled goose bumps with every burst of cold summer wind. The breeze caused a shutter and a muffled squeal to erupt from my chapped lips as it drifted up the skirt of my dress.
I bit my lower lip and went on with my slow limp like trot to my destination. I was not going to walk home. Not at this hour and when I lived so far away. Instead I was going to turn to a close friend of mine. Even in the state I was in, which was sweaty, dirty and slightly intoxicated, I knew I could trust him with my life.
Ludwig Beilschmidt was an average person in my book. Although the occasional burst of hardcore sex dreams came along with him in it. I thought nothing of my little dirty feelings for him. I never thought an