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
Tis The SeasonMerry Christmas!More Like This
Tsuki's Meowy Cats-mas by TeaPhotography
Silent night by Liuanta Merry Christmas by Princess-Suki-W
Merry Christmas from Eddie by mim304 Santa Claus 2013 by SethFitts santa's gifts without glasses by hillfreak
Buon Natale by hiram67 Merry Christmas for all my dA friends by soiman I Bring You Joy by sesam-is-open
Merry Christmas by Kaz-D
Snowmencard by ArtAnda
Let it Snow by Brainfruit Little Santa in a Chimney by Ploopie Bless all the dear children... by MissCosettePontmercy
Wish Upon a Star by Ploopie Hurray It's Christmas by CozyComfyCouch Happy Holidays! by SayuriMVRomei
Merry Christmas 2009 by AlexAlexandrov This Year's Gift... by SRudy Happy Holidays by CReevesABudd
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
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
Octopus Accessories - art thieveshttp://www.octopus-store.ro/More Like This
this is their store. They are Octopus Acessories
This is their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OctopusAccessories
They had my drawings printed and were selling necklaces with them. They also lied to me that they did not steal them and took them from from some deviant who supposedly stole them first.
They sent me this link to this deviant :iconxyqueen: but the drawings that belong to me were submitted 12 hours ago. So obviously this couldn't be true since Nijikon was over 12 hours ago, and they had them for sale since 3 days ago.
This girl is so shameless, she lied to my face! She made me feel bad about calling her out and "making a scene" in front of her booth. OMG! And i believed her, i could have had her kicked out of the convention on the spot! She made me apologize for making a scene in front of her booth So she stole my art, and i was the one who apologized.
THAT. IS. WRONG.
Wow, if thievery was a game, she would be the final boss
OK, this is getting really irritating rantI dont rant publicy very often but now I am putting my foot down.More Like This
Every week I have to deal with some stranger I havent talked to trying to use me for all the watchers that have come to my account. Let me just make one thing straight, this is not an account to feature, help spread stuff and all that, this is my gallery. IF that makes you mad or upset then go be friggin mad and upset I dont give a flappityhockeypuck. I dont care if you think I have an ego for not wanting to feature you, and help out. Jesus grow up there are hundreds of ways to feature yourself if you got of your lazy asses.
STOP ASKING ME. Stop trying to GUILT trip me by using your sick pets or sick family memebers. Dont come to me if all you care about is views.
What pisses me of the most is that 99% of the time I get asked some kind of version of this are from people who BARELY talk to me or have never talked to me at all.
yeah this is a big pet peeve of mine, so if you do not want to
Will you be my friend?The funny thing about people knowing you, is that many people want to be your friend.More Like This
"Will you be my friend?" is one those questions I get the most.
It's also one the questions I have to answer with a negative answer the most, because I don't like lying to people.
Like I've told in some of my earlier journals, my life didn't overflow with friendship nor popularity when I was younger. It was quite the contrary. I wasn't anything near popular, to the point that most people didn't even want to have anything to do with me. As the kid that got bullied, the few that dared to get close to me, more or less put their social status in the group at stake by even talking to me. And as a result, I guess I valued their friendship a lot. After all; I knew what they risked.
Coming from that sort of situation, friendship has always been a very important but at the same time mysterious matter to me. Something not be
A Tribute to Robin WilliamsMore Like This
A Tribute to Robin Williams
Robin Williams Tributeby EmilyStepp
The World According to Garp 1982
Moscow on the Hudson 1984
Featured Inspiration 4Been a while since my last feature, but comfortably settling down here in my new home in the Washington DC area after a long 600 mile drive from Montreal with a 13 year old cat. Progress slower than I expected, lots of things to catch up on, but over the weekend I'm looking forward to an exciting field trip My first ever participation in a photo workshop, inside an abandoned silk mill factory otherwise closed off to the public. A 2-3 hour drive, but this time I get to enjoy more peace of mind without a nervous cat sitting next to me, my mother will be taking good care of her at homeMore Like This
Meanwhile, I know I will fall back even more on my messages and I apologize in advance. But I would still like to take the opportunity to feature some inspirational gems... as usual I am featuring deviants in (username) alphabetical order to avoid playing favourites. Hope you enjoy
:iconannewipf: Anne, aka annewipf
The Myth of TalentThe Myth of TalentMore Like This
If there's one comment that is made more often than any other on any decent piece of artwork it's "you're so talented."
It's also the one [positively intended] comment I've seen the most artists bristle at, sometimes even retort. For some of us, it's a pet hate. Why?
We know it's meant as a compliment, so we smile and say thank you and try to resist the urge to insist that 'talent' is the biggest myth there is. Not only is it a myth, at its worst the use of the word is potentially destructive to the artistic community.
What's so wrong with the word 'talent'?
You might not realise it, but calling someone talented can often feel like a backhanded compliment. No skilled artist woke up one day just being able to do what they can do. We were all born completely unable to do just about anything useful. But through daily practise we learned how to use our limbs for motility, our voices for words, an
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
June Theme Folder by SharingMyDreams
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
What is Copyright?What is Copyright?More Like This
"Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. Generally, it is "the right to copy", but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work, to determine who may adapt the work to other forms, who may perform the work, who may financially benefit from it, and other related rights. Copyright is a form of intellectual property like the patent, the trademark, and the trade secret."
"Copyright may apply to a wide range of creative, intellectual, or artistic forms, or "works". Specifics vary by jurisdiction, but these can include poems, theses, plays, otherliterary works, movies, dances, musical compositions, audio recordings, paintings, drawings,sculptures, photographs, software, radia and television broadcasts, and industrial designs."
"Copyright does not cover ideas and information themselves, only the form or mann
How to do an Advanced Search on DACommunity WeekMore Like This
DeviantArt is a website that hosts millions of works published with broad search criteria, covering hundreds and thousands of results... Which can be very overwhelming! It is never easy to find what you're looking for and it is common to become lost when navigating among the content, unless you know the best way to perform a good search. This guide will show you what the most used and recommended criteria are to look for specific content in DeviantArt's search engine. To find out, I invite you to continue reading ^^.
It is the main search engine at DeviantArt, which you can find tons of graphic and literary material with. There are parameters that make searching the site either easier and faster. These parameters can be combined to optimize the search and get specific results, those that accommodate our needs and interests. Knowing how to manage this page correctly not only allows you to find w
Challenge Winners!Greetings Castle Folk...More Like This
What a great collection of art submitted for "The Good, the Bad and the Redhead" challenge. I am so pleased. Now on to the winners...
50 Points awarded, features by :iconwdwparksgal: and a llama
"Bad Girl with Red Hair"
It's clear that much skill and work went into this piece. Textures and elements are well blended, and the workover of the hair and skin is done nicely. Finally, I like the perspective of the model's pose and the interesting play of color palette. Well done!
25 Points awarded, features and a llama
Very clever use of models/perspective in this work. The concept is intriguing as well. All is blended skillfully. Nice job!
25 Points awarded, features and a llama
I totally dig the concept on this manip. I note that the decayed skin is skillfully executed. I like too, the use of textures to grunge the piece u
WDWParksGalWDWParksGalMore Like This
Mentor Profile for seniormentors
I can mentor you in: The Stock Gallery, Creating and Setting up Stock Groups, Group Permissions, Gallery Folders and Profile Pages
Specifically, I can help you with the Stock Gallery: I provide little model stock, but I do provide Premade Backgrounds, Tubes and Clear-Cuts, Landscapes, Skies, Clouds, Theme Parks, Fairs, Animals, Holidays, Character References, Objects and Textures, as well as creating Wallpapers that be used as stock backgrounds. I provide stock exclusives, banners, group avatars and CSS backgrounds.
I can mentor you through Notes or Skype via WDWParksGal ~ My Sites to send Notes: WDWParksGal WDWParksGal-Stock TheStockWarehouse
See My Stock Galleries:
WDWParksGal Unrestricted Stock Folder ~
The Dinner Challenge Entries and CommentsMore Like This
:iconmanipulatethis: ManipulateThis :iconmanipulatethis:
The Dinner Challenge only had five entries, so all five are featured here with comments from all the admins of the group. All will be featured at TheStockWarehouse WDWParksGal-Stock and WDWParksGal
:iconnewsboyplz: Another challenge has been posted at the manipulation group :iconcastle-of-manips:, which is the sister group of :iconcastle-of-cards: ~ you are welcome to join! Once the Fan Art Challenge is over at ManipulateThis, there will not be challenges posted from ManipulateThis until further notice.
Reviews by Reddawgi
Level 2 Entries:
"Dinner" by :icontheheek:
Fun concept with a nice surreal vibe, too. I also like how the image is made photo-like by the distressed frame.
PE: A Guide to Gallery CSSA Guide to Gallery CSSMore Like This
Learn the basics of Gallery CSS with this easy-to-follow guide!
In this tutorial, we'll cover:
Adding gallery CSSCoding gallery skinsSome useful resources
Adding Gallery CSS
First of all, some important facts about Gallery Skins:
Only Premium Members are allowed to add CSS to their galleriesSkins can be added to both the Gallery and the FavoritesSkins can only be added to the Gallery folders and Favorites collections (shown in the sidebar) but not the main page itself
Step 1: Click on one of your Gallery or Favorites folders in the sidebar.
Step 2: Click the button called "Folder Options" or "Collection Options."
This button is located at the top right of
Site Update: Runaway LlamasMore Like This
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
The Runaway Llama Badge
Late last week, two llamas captured the eyes of the world for a few hours, as they were on the run in Sun Valley, Arizona. To celebrate their fleeting freedom, and for the devious fun of it all, an additional level has been added to the already existing llama badge.
Hoax Involving Deleting Accounts
Recently there has been a surge in Journals being posted or shared that say that DeviantArt will be deleting
FAQ 809: Line By Line. Stock and Res Golden RuleToday we are going to take an in-depth look at :faq809: This particular FAQ is one that our stock community should know by heart. If you are submitting to the Resources & Stock gallery, you need to be familiar with it. As Stock & Resources Community Volunteers, we personally will not feature a resource as a Daily Deviation if they do not follow this simple list. This also includes personal commentary based on our own personal opinions and experience within the community as a stock providers and a photomanipulators. The personal IMHO portions may be a bit ranty, and you've been warned.More Like This
Size must be a MINIMUM of 1000x1000pixels (excluding vintage portraits that are relatively small and of low quality)
IMHO: Really in this day and age of technology, how difficult is this? Seriously? The day is long past for the 640 x 778 px stock photo. There are cell phones out there that people take goofy "selfies" on for th
My baby seems to have gone viral.Some of you may have seen that I used a MAKE UP APPLICATION not real make up NOT. REAL. MAKE. UP. on photos of Gabriel.More Like This
They seems to have gone all around the world. From Australian television to abc7news. Mental.
Here's one photo -
Now you tell me that looks real?!?!
Many people thought I was the Dad. :')
Here's the gallery with the others - imgur album That has been viewed 1,203,982 times now. :')
So amused. Seriously. Google "make up app seven week old" it is EVERYWHERE.
I think the first was this Buzzfeed article, some people don't read and think its real make up despite it saying it isn't. It is annoying. People have said it is child abuse and I have been compared to Hitler. :')
This is one of my favourite articles -
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
Macro Spotlight Vol. 163MarcosRodriguez'sMore Like This
Spotlight Vol. 163
planet soapbubbles II
Jumping Spider Den