I already told you about it; I am holding a new contest for all type of artist, and when I say all type of artist, I mean ALL TYPE OF ARTIST!!
Since I know it's really hard to pick a winner when there is also literature, and it could become an unfair voting in a competition, I'll divide it into categories, and in each category there will be a winner, with prizes of course!
THEME: inspire yourself with my photography
What I mean with this is that if you're a drawer (for example) you can either draw one of my pictures or create a new one that has been inspired by any of my pictures. This works for traditional/digital painting and literature.
IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOMANIPULATION: this will be different. I will give you a theme, and you will do something with it. They will have to be human portraits.
- The theme is: LUST
The contest will be divided in three:
traditional and digital drawing/painti
Mulan & PotC Photoshoot + Clinique PaintingDisney Cosplay Shoot!
These pictures were from June last year I'M SORRYYYYY
First time we wore our our Disney cosplays was for Toycon 2011:
The weekend after, a few of us got together to do a studio shoot because we were just excited, and I wanted to finally try out a pseudo movie poster photo treatment for cosplay photos. It was definitely a challenge. But it made me really happy to show my friends how the final images turned out.
Test shot on Miguel merkymerx before he wore his Jack wig
Erving taking a REFLECTION SELF-PORTRAIT FACEBOOK DISPLAY PIC stlye photo halfway through putting on his Shan Yu costume
This is what the setup was for merkymerx Miguel's Captain Jack portrait. I edited the rope in. He was actually holding this stick held up by Dom Weakman. I made sure his pose was right, and that all the details were arranged and lit up properly while Erving adjusted the light settings a
RehabGerard glared out the window of the fast-moving vehicle, his converse clad feet resting on the dashboard, his sleeve-covered arms crossed over his chest. He could tell the silence was making his mother uncomfortable, but he was too pissed off to care. The tension between the two grew stronger as they travelled down the never-ending asphalt road.
"Gerard, honey, you know I love you." his mother said at last, her eyes never leaving the road. Gerard bit the inside of his cheek as he fought to stay silent, the anger boiling deep within the pit of his stomach and rising slowly. "We all love you; me, Michael, Grandma. The whole family." she continued. "That's why I'm taking you here. It's for your own good." Gerard whipped his head toward her, angry hazel eyes piercing into the side of her face. "You don't know what's good for me!" he snapped. "I was fuckin' fine until you stepped in!" "You aren't fine, Gerard. You're sawing on your own arm, taking drugs every other night and sneaking out to
PrUK- Our StoryI've been in love with Arthur ever since I was in my senior year. I got self-conscious around him, and I felt a bit protective around him. At first I thought that maybe I just developed an older brother complex around him, but I felt like I wanted to do things with him that I wouldn't even think about doing with my younger bruder. Was it normal to get hard when you're around one of your best friends? I talked about it to Francis but I didn't tell him that it was Arthur- and he said that I might be in love with him.
So, with that piece of information, I made it my goal to make him mine. However, it's easier said than done. You see, I might have had some competition for Arthur. Not only did he have that really annoying American, he was also rumoured to be going out with Kiku. Although he usually denies those rumours, you can never be too sure.
So, in order to win his heart over any of the other buffoons who even think for a split second that they were a match for the awesome me, I
Confusion 4 - A GerIta Story I love dreaming of Doit-su, he is always nicer in my dreams. He eats my pasta and smiles more and helps me find really cute girls. Nothing like him when he wakes up though, he is all serious and "WAKE UP NOW ITALY". I don't understand why he has to always wake up so early, not everything needs to be done at eight in the morning. Plus, why does he have to wake me up? Why can't he do whatever by himself and not bother me? I would like him a lot more if he let me sleep once and a while. I love Germany but, not when he is being stupid.
"Go away," I mumbled, shoving my face deeper into the pillow I was squeezing, "I am tired."
"Stop being lazy and get out of my bed."
"But, I'm comfy," I whine, turning my head to Germany and pouting, "I don't want to move!"
"I do not care what you want," he rolled his eyes, pushing me with his foot off of the bed, "Get off my bed and get up."
"NO!" I yell, stubbornly gripping the head board as the rest of my bo
Sweden x Finland RequestHetalia One Shot
Sweden looked around his home. Finland was in the kitchen. He'd never forget the look on Finland's face when he'd called him his wife. To tell the truth it kind of hurt Sweden. The look of fear and shock was unmistakable. Of course, Sweden never let his feelings show.
Sighing he looked at the book he was reading. Really he'd just stared at the same page for twenty minutes, thinking about other things. Mainly Finland. He looked up as soon as the clock on his wall dinged, showing it was seven in the evening.
"Dinner is ready, Sweden," Finland mumbled from the door. Sweden nodded and stood up, casting the book to the side table. Following Finland into the dining room, he smiled at Finland's 'Kiss the Cook' apron.
Wishing that he really could kiss the cook, he refrained himself. He wasn't sure if Finland felt the same way for him. His love might be unrequited. Sitting, he let himself sink into the chair slightly. They ate in silence as usual. Finland was terrified he'd say
Introduction to Polymer ClayPolymer clay is a modeling compound consisting mainly of polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and plasticizes to make it pliable. As you can see it's easy to define polymer clay, but there's no possible way to describe all the variety of things that can be achieved with it.
Fox Fairy 05 ooak by Rosen-Garden The Scotsman2 by Renellesdolls
Sushi Prep by WaterGleam Egg and Bacon by fairchildart Cake Making Miniature by vesssper
In this article I will recollect some of the best resources and guide you through the basics of polymer clay, if there's anything I didn't cover here please don't hesitate to leave a question, I'm sure me or other polymer clay enthusiasts will be happy to help you
I will be referring to polymer clay as it's my medium of choice and expertise, but many of these resources can be used for other kinds of clay. You can even make yo
Alice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking Flight
Living Rainbow Taking Flight
The vibrant digital paintings of alicexz are fiery, emotional, and incredibly memorable.
The colors of her creations (mostly portraits of popular TV and Film characters) are unusually vibrant, which is remarkable considering how layered they appear to be. It’s sort of like what manga characters might look like if painted by one of the Dutch Masters. And this artist exhibits just the right amount of quirkiness to leave us wanting to know more: she has a penchant for painting redheads. But, then of course, there’s a lot of red and golden fire burning through most her artworks.
Interested in Dreamworks? Lighting ResourceSo I attended a talk by Bert Poole - He's currently serving as a CG Supervisor on their new movie "The Croods" scheduled for release in March 2013. His most recent movie, you all know of is How to Train Your Dragon, where he was also a CG Supervisor. If you don't know what that means, that means he worked on lighting C: What I'm putting below is from notes I took during his lecture.
His job is to take the directors vision and make the movie look like it. He's making compositions and helping the story to better read. If you've ever talked to me on DA for three or more posts, you might have heard me blab about my major and what I'd like to do. I'd like to do into Lighting, animation second. I just don't feel my skills are as suited for animation, even though I really enjoy it.
Before they start lighting, they work on color Keys
Color Keys are painted works that are used to indicate:
time of day
When you're lighting a piece in
A Brief History of TypographyA Brief History of Typography
A little insight into the history of not only Typography, but also of written language. This article will be far from covering it all, but focuses on highlighting some of the major events and periods in the history of Typography.
From the Greek roots τύπος typos = "impression" and -γραφία -graphia = "writing".
~ 30th Century BC – 200 AD
Or "Script of Nails / Cuneiform Script" is probably the oldest form of written text. This calligraphic form of writing was carved into clay tablets.
The Latin Alphabet
~ 800 BC – present
This is the basic alphabet used in all Western languages. The Romans based it among others
PE: The Critique Survey!Hi Everyone!
From the 16th of January, I will be hosting Project Educate on critique! As part of this I would like some opinions please and some thoughts about critique. You do not have to answer all these questions as a Q & A, but this is an open chance to share your thoughts and suggestions/advice on critique and critique on deviantART.
I will be using the comments here as references within the critique week as sources of opinion and advice, so please try not to restrict to one word answers. Thank you in advance, I really appreciate your contributions!
1. Do you put your art work up in hope of obtaining critique?
2. Do you actively seek critique on deviantART?
3. How do you approach achieving critique on your work?
4. Can you share an experience when you’ve received critique and how you have reacted/taken action following the critique?
5. Have you ever received a critique you didn’t agree with- how did
Tapastic Winterfest!The winter holidays are quickly approaching and Tapastic wants to celebrate with you! Join our winter-themed contest for a chance to show your creativity, have fun, and win prizes. Don't forget to join our group or watch us for notifications of future Tapastic events and contests! (:
We are challenging you to create a minimum one panel visual story (ie. comic or manga) based on your own interpretation of these three words: fool, façade and clockwork. Because winning entries will have the chance to be displayed on our website, we ask that all artwork submitted to have a width of 780 px or be subject to picture cropping. There is no height restriction.
The top THREE ENTRIES will receive the following:
❖ One year premium membership OR the equivalent in points
❖ Entry and artist feature in this club
❖ Entry feature on the homepage of Tapastic.com
❖ A black and wh
Project Educate: Typography - Wrap UpProject Educate: Typography – Wrap Up
Thanks to everyone who faved the articles, commented and supported this week of projecteducate!
I had lots of fun putting it all together, finding beautiful artworks and interviewing amazing artists
I will, of course, continue posting articles, feature and interviews If you have suggestions for that, you are very welcome to note me about it
This is the official overview of the events taking place this week in projecteducate during Typography Week! That's right, a whole week all about Typography
I am your friendly neighbourhood Community Volunteer for Text & Typography and hope to spread some of the love for Typography in all its shape and forms all over deviantART!
Btw, you can send me Daily Deviation Suggestions and always ask me whenever you hav
Childhood Memories Contest!Childhood Memories Contest!
A contest to bring together Traditional Art and Artisan Crafts!
Part One - Traditional Artists
Your challenge is to remember a cherished childhood memory you have, whether it’s a much loved toy, a holiday with grandparents, a blankie or
jumper, the feeling of freedom or the smell of baking - whatever you
associate with your childhood!
You are going to get this memory down in art form, draw it, paint it, make
it into a collage, scratch it into metal whatever your chosen art-form is!
You will have one month to submit your entry. So on the 30th April this art will end.
When the contest ends on May 30th, the Artisan Crafts CV’s will pick their favourites from the traditional entries.
Part Two - Artisan Crafters
Your challenge is to take one of the traditional images and re-create it!
The Man Who Didn't Know He'd Lost His MindEels, The Man Who Didn't Know He'd Lost His Mind
American Comics, Manga...AND WAR!This is a major turning point in the history of comics, World War II. This period of time not only changed comics as we knew them, but also other areas in graphics such as propaganda posters. Now mid to late 1930's we've seen the birth of the modern comic book. Due to the war as well we're also now seeing the birth of war comics. An obvious example of this as I'm sure many of you have already guessed is Captain America Comics in 1941 (before American involvement in the war). Captain America was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby who worked for Timely Comics, which of course has now become Marvel Comics. He gained amazing popularity and is often fighting the Axis powers in World War II.
Around this time in Japan has been rebuilding itself, its political and economic infrastructure was changing. Whilst American occupation disallowed art or published material that glorified war or the Japanese military. This policy though didn't block th
On Shadow and LightThe following material is also coming to you from Birgitte-Gustavsen:
Tips and pointers on Shadow and Light
- Light areas of an image are where our eyes are first attracted. You can use this to focus your viewers' attention to what you feel is the most important part of your image. You can also move a natural focus, like faces, figures and animals out of the light, but keep in mind that makes it more about the general mood of an image or whatever else gets the spotlight than portraiture or character study.
- If you have trouble keeping your light source in mind all the time, make a layer for circles placed where you imagine your light source to be. If it's outside of the frame, extend your canvas enough to cover it, and just cut it down to the right size again when you no longer need the visual aid. If it's traditional a light mark will serve just as good, and if it's outside the paper/canvas you can make directional lines instead.
- Again making thumbnai