Photomanipulation Contest - MythologyBased on the results of a previous poll, the popular choice for the contest theme is Mythology."Mythology can refer either to the collected myths of a group of people—their body of stories which they tell to explain nature, history, and customs—or to the study of such myths. As a collection of such stories, mythology is an important feature of every culture."For this contest, you are invited to create an entry based around your favorite god, goddess, mythological creature, etc. However, you are encouraged to break out of the box a bit and work around a myth you are not familiar with, or one that is lesser known. Here is a great list of different mythologies around the world: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mythologies (keep in mind: you are not limited to this list - it is just a guideline)Contest rules/guidelines: Run time: March 12 - June 15 (11:59pm EST) The entry must be NEW for this contest (no ol
CLOSED - Flash Manip Challenge 03 - TwistedDeadline passedNo entriesYou've heard of flash mobs, right? Large groups of people that meet in public places and perform in some way for a short amount of time, then disperse and act as if nothing happened, leaving everyone else surprised and confused? I figured I'd try to incorporate something like that into a short challenge. You will be given a theme. The idea is to quickly piece together a manip based on that theme. Because the time limit to complete it will be short, technical skill will not be heavily judged. There will be more of these challenges, but they will not be on a set schedule. Like a flash mob, they're meant to surprise you and keep you on your toes. Guidelines for Challenge 3Theme: Twisted: take a common idea, story, myth, etc. and give it a major twistTime limit: 3 days (due by 11:59pm EST March 4th)You will be judged on creativity/originality & how
Thank you!!I just wanted to stop and say thank you all for the birthday wishes. I haven't had much time on the internet lately, but I will definitely go through the messages and answer them one by one. Each one is appreciated.
Photomanipulation Treasures - 14 The story of the Little Red riding Hood by clair0bscurStorks by kidy-kat Possessed by the music by AndaelentariFirst Snow by annewipfVenetian motives by NM-art Weather Report by cornacchia-artForest Dreams by kimsolMirror to the Winter by VeilaKs Fairy Nature by lauraypabloClosing this Chapter by DarkDevil16Every new morning by kevron2001 Last Journey by Softyrider62
Halloween Contest WinnersHere are the winners of the Halloween contest hosted by In-Obscuro and Ombre-De-Nuit First Place Second Place Third Place The Magic Book by erool black horse by eroolCongrats!
Who/What Inspires You? - ProjectI'm going to try getting this rolling again. I'd like to know who or what inspires you, and why. The plan is to collect responses (you can be anonymous if you'd like) and post journals containing said responses. I think it'll be a good way to lift spirits and promote positivity within the community.Your inspiration can relate to art or life in general. It could come from a multitude of sources or people (both online and real life). If the person is on dA, please include their username. If you want your username listed in the journal, please include that as well.If you're interested in taking part, please follow the link below to leave your response:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/56DD2J8The more details, the better. Thank you!Stay devious.
Upcoming Photomanip ContestIt's been a while since I've held a photomanip contest, so I think the time is right for another. However, I'm coming up dry for themes. I figured I'd turn to the community for unique ideas. Feel free to leave your thoughts or suggestions in a comment. In about a week or two, the suggestions will be voted for in a poll. The tentative run-time for the contest is the beginning of January to the beginning of March. I am also open to prize donations. Any and all help is of course appreciated.Thank you!
If I could DD (again)This is a feature for the "If I could DD" Community Project. The idea is to put together a collection of artwork you would personally feature as Daily Deviations if you were a Community Volunteer.I (of course) selected work from the photomanipulation/digital mixed media galleries.
Photomanipulation Treasures - 13 I can feel the change inside by StarsColdNightThe last soul of Classical Music by tristocean Real friends are like balloons by MoonZaphireWitch's Halloween by eleko7Embryo by xetobyte Gypsy Stories by zummerfishThe Quiet Watcher by Rowye Bad apple by Garden-Of-BlackRosesThe Dreamer by alkab-art M-A-G-I-C by ChiantyVexPrevious features<b>
Disney Buys Star TrekArchiveDisney BuysStar Trek:icondeevelliott: DeevElliott:iconmakepictures: makepictures:iconbullzito: bullzitoSpock at DisneylandTwitterFacebookGoogle+To:DeviantArt Today’s Page News DeskFrom:“Gary Seven” (Reporter Without Portfolio)I just received a call from “Gary Seven.”DeviantArt has many surprisingly well-connected members and one of them, a top Paramount executive, contacted us two days ago with a rumor so powerful that we wanted to be 100% certain before publishing it. We now know: Di
Expensive Taste: When Money Is The MediumArchiveEXPENSIVE TASTE When MoneyIs The Medium:iconeawood: eawood:icontylerdobbs: TylerDobbsFive Dollar BatmanTwitterFacebookGoogle+Our currency is covered in artwork.Engravings on a coin or the images on the back of a dollar help us differentiate between denominations, but they serve other purposes as well. They are used to prevent anyone outside of the government that issues the currency from creating duplicates, and the images are supposed to provide cultural touchstones that bond together its users. Any American can rec
The Real Life Big Hero 6ArchiveThe Real LifeBig Hero 6:iconspotted: spotted:iconbehindinfinity: behindinfinityBig Hero 6 First MeetingTwitterFacebookGoogle+Disney’s Academy Award Winning Big Hero 6 pushed the boundaries of realistic animated storytelling with Hyperion, the new software developed specifically for the film.It simulates the physics of light, creating a more lifelike environment. Hyperion allowed the Big Hero 6 team to capture the air and light of San Francisco in a way never before possible and the spectacular results are visibl
Art + Anatomy book Recommendations15 books I recommend for anatomy, art fundamental study and art inspiration. Please note that these are simply my personal recommendations and books that's helped me a lot in the past. I've taken photos for these books, so Here's a less image-heavy list (on tumblr)This took so much longer than I first anticipated so I really hope people find this helpful cause, seriously, spending 3 days on this does not feel like it was worth it edit: I'm putting the tl;dr list here first as a preview of the books I'm recommending. TL;DR List of booksAnatomy BooksAn Atlas of Anatomy for Artists The Art of Animal Drawing Anatomy for the Artist
Harvest Moon: A Return To The Simple LifeArchiveHARVEST MOON: A Return to the Simple Life:icondamphyr: damphyr:iconneosorcerer: neosorcererHarvest MoonTwitterFacebookGoogle+“Harvest Moon” is known in Japan as Bokujō Monogatari.In a day and age when critics are openly decrying violence in video games, one game in particular is finding great success without the element of fighting or any kind of violence. Harvest Moon first premiered in Japan in 1996, and has grown into a thriving franchise with more than 20 games in the Harvest Moon seri
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblinDo you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics. This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format. STEP 1First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
Dungeons And Dragons: Basement And DiceArchiveBasements and Dice Playing Dungeons And Dragons Is Not What It Seems:iconeawood: eawood:iconeddy-shinjuku: Eddy-ShinjukuDungeons and Dragons Antheia AnRaza IITwitterFacebookGoogle+When you think Dungeons and Dragons, you may be inclined to picture a dark basement with broody, antisocial teens whispering spells and incantations over leather-bound tomes.Perhaps D&D owes its cultural notoriety to the religious backlash against it in the 80s, as well as the over-the-top depiction of fantasy gaming and its players
How to: AnatomyHuman anatomy is, for sure, one of the hardest things to draw. But at the same time it's one of the most interesting things to draw, because... hey... we love making characters, and it's nice if they at least look a bit like a human being. I'm still far from perfect at drawing the human body, yet I've accumulated some very useful tips, tricks and websites.Good exercisesDrawing from lifeDrawing from life is awesome!Look for life drawing classes in your environment, or if they're not available; ask your friends to pose for you. Go have a drink in the city when the weather is nice, and sketch people passing by. There's nowhere you learn more about human anatomy than by observing and sketching real people. There's only one downside to this; dynamic poses are tricky, as it's hard for any model to hold a difficult pose for a long time. And no... drawing (nearly) naked people in a drawing class isn't awkward. I
CustomBox+Journal Tips n Tricks-Updated 25-Sep-14More updates comings soon!!You may put all your queries here in this blog comments.Tips & tricks1. How to align your elements in custombox or journal?Use the following code:Content hereYou can change the alignment to left, right, center & justify by simply replacing the words as shown belowContent here2. How do you change the font-size in a custombox?Use the following code:Your text hereYour text hereYour text hereYour text hereYour text hereYour text hereYour text hereThe result:Font size = 1Font size = 2Font size = 3Font size = 4Font size = 5Font size = 6Font size = 73. How to change your font in a Custombox/Journal?Use the following tag to change your font in your custombox.Your text hereExampleYour text hereResultYour text hereSafe fonts to useSerif FontsGeorgia ----- The quick brown fox