My Daily Deviation HighlightsI was tagged by Mrs-Durden to partake in this awesome project, so here goes! Please enjoy. "Welcome to a Community Volunteer project in which we will be highlighting our favourite Daily Deviations featured within the recent weeks! We would like to encourage the community to join in on this project by simply going through the Daily Deviations page and collecting some of their favourite pieces of art within a journal titled "My Daily Deviation Highlights"! We hope this project will help spread awareness and love for Daily Deviations and our fellow deviant artists!Use the hashtag #DDHighlights so we can find your journals!"
Why hello thereSo, it's been a while since I've given updates on what's been going on. So here goes...I was promoted at work from sales associate to department manager in April (finally, after eight years with my employer). I just recently went from being temporary manager of the toy department to being the manager of the over-the-counter portion of the pharmacy.I graduated from college in May (I now have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration).I finally (seriously) started working on what I hope to be a novel.Inspiration has been elusive lately. I've been playing in Photoshop but haven't been able to complete anything worth sharing. I want to start dabbling more in digital painting but I need to buy a new tablet pen first (I lost the original... meh). I've been spending most of my time reading or playing The Sims.So...yeah. That's it in a nutshell. Any random questions or tidbits of information you'd like to share? I'd like to reconnect with the community again
Commission Artists - constancelea:iconconstancelea:constancelea...Click here to view gallery... Digital & Traditional (Color or Greyscale) Commissions Willing to do: Realism
Photomanipulation Treasures - 15 Damned Angel by CorvineriumHeart of the Forest by GedogfxAway from Nowhere by gogomelone I'm Coming Soon, My Love... by EsotericIllusionBreathe by MJClArtSun Kiss by KCsummerz I've Got You Under My Skin by StarsColdNightPicnic on the Mountain by ICH-to-BeefreeElementA by Kryseis-Art Fear, Madness and Loneliness by BathoriyaBig Fish by YaelPardinaPrevious features<b>
Mythology Contest WinnersThis wasn't an easy choice to make. The entries were amazing. Thank you for participating! First Place Prizes6 month subsription1000 points80 points from duesterheitMedium-sized print of choice off wishlistPremade background from HermitCrabStockStock from Wesley-SouzaFeatures from Wesley-Souza, annewipf, HermitCrabStock, Emerald-Depths Second Place Prizes3 month subscription500 points60 points from duesterheitSmall print of choice off wishlistPremade background from HermitCrabStockStock from Wesley-SouzaFeatures from Wesley-Souza, annewipf, HermitCrabStock, e
Photomanipulators, how have you evolved? - FeatureI'm interested in creating a feature that shows how much your work has changed over time. I put together a "Then and Now" feature a while back, but I'd like to do one that focuses on photomanipulation.So if you're interested, note me two works from your gallery; one of your oldest and one of your newest. The more similar the better. You may be surprised at the difference between the two. I sure know I am. There are almost 7 years between these two.Also, if you would like, feel free to give some background information (how long you've been manipulating, whether you're self-taught/took classes, your best source of inspiration, whether it's your livelihood or just a hobby, etc.)
CLOSED - Photomanipulation Contest - MythologyUPDATE: Hi, everyone. Sorry for the silence. Things have been hectic this past week. I was hoping to have the winners announced by now, but I haven't had a lot of time online, and I won't have more until the middle of next week. The announcement will not be any later than next Wednesday, that I can promise.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Based 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 i
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.
A Guide To Good-Looking Fire BreathersArchiveOur Top 5 On-Screen Dragons: A Guide toGood-LookingFire Breathers:iconeawood: eawood:iconr-valle: R-ValleSmaugTwitterFacebookGoogle+The dragon is a staple of so many fantasy stories that it can be difficult to keep up with them all.Dragons in different universes abide by different rules; some are friendly, some are clever, some are pure evil, and some are trainable. What all dragons have in common is that in the realm of TV and movies, they need to look good to properly play their part in the story. There are hundreds of dragons that have shown up on
The Procrastinator: A Day In The LifeArchiveThe Procrastinator A Day In The Life:iconDeevElliott: DeevElliott:iconadbravo: adbravoProcrastinationTwitterFacebookGoogle+Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute" before a deadline.I wrote the title for this piece three weeks ago.So, it’s Friday night. Work week over. Tomorrow I get to write my own mate
Secrets of Superman's UnderwearShare|ArchiveSupermanby IhtaverACTION COMICS No.40 coloredby JoeJusko
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-22-15ArchiveToday’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 22, 2015:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondamphyr: damphyrTwitterFacebookGoogle+Today's InspirationOptimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.— Helen KellerSpectre TrailerThe trailer for the newest installment of James Bond movies has arrived and it's everything you'd expect from 007 — car chases, explosions and not one but two Bond girls — played by Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux.Promote YourselfMrs-Durden is challenging you to
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-20-15ArchiveToday’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 20, 2015:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondamphyr: damphyrTwitterFacebookGoogle+Today's Inspiration We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.― Luciano De Crescenzo Chuck Jones: Evolution of an ArtistArtists, no matter how skilled or successful, are always growing. This video does a masterful job of breaking down the evolution of renown Loony Tunes creator and artist Chuck Jones. Keep creating, keep growing!Twis
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
Can Advertising Be Art?ArchiveCan AdvertisingBe Art? A Community Roundtable:iconeawood: eawood:iconcatetas: CatetasCachorroMariachiTwitterFacebookGoogle+Can advertising be art?Don Draper seems to think so. If you’re familiar with TV’s “Mad Men” — the second half of its final season begins airing in April — you know that one of the central conceits of the show’s plot is sparked when Don, the protagonist, has his artistic integrity challenged or questioned by uninitiated, small-minded clients. With a little foresight you can ask t
PE: Decorating Your ProfileCommunity WeekYour profile page is the first thing people will see when they click on your name, so it's very important to leave a good impression! This article will provide some useful tips and tricks for both premium and non-premium members who want to convert their profile into their own, unique page. First off, some Do's and Don'ts of profile decoration:Do:Use dA's profile widgets-- there are lots of great options to chose fromShow off some art (that's what people are here for!)Express your personality through colors, stamps, gifs, etc.Don't:Add so many images that your profile takes forever to loadUse garish or headache-inducing colorsMake text difficult to read with dark backgroundsNon-Premium WidgetsWhile many widgets are restricted or locked for non-premium members, there are still a variety of great widgets that you can add to your profile, even without a membership.
So you want to do commissions?A basic guide to setting up commissionsWhen it comes to commissioning, there is so much that needs to be decided, arranged and thought of that it can all appear a bit daunting at first.However: when following a couple of basic guidelines, setting up commissions really is not as hard as you think!If you find the article informative, please it.----------------------------------------First things firstSo you have decided you want to start doing commissions. That's great!The first thing to do is to determine what you want to offer.Do you want to offer drawings, or designs?Will you be coding journal-skins for people, or will you be pixeling?Take a look through your gallery and try to determine what you do best and what you like to do the most.Because that will most likely be what you'll be offering.TIP:Stick to what you're good at.Don't promise what you can't deliver when someone is paying you for it.Now that you've mo