Ok, Nyx-Valentine, DistortedSmile and some of your other CV's are waiting for you in #communityrelations to talk Mature Content, critique and discuss the Pinup, Fetish, Art Nude && Glamour galleries.
10 x 10 Change:icondistortedsmile:
The 10 by 10 fella Feature
10x10 is a Monthly Feature from fella showcasing 10 images with under 10 faves
These can be from any genre, deviant or gallery.
If you would like to suggest a theme please note DistortedSmile or comment on this article!
Today's theme is Change!
Change is all around, in evolution and transformation.
Thank you to SvalaW for the theme suggestion.
Art History Needs You!AH 11th-17th May
Next Art History Week: May 11th - May 17th
Art History explores the origins and beginnings of all the various art genres we love today. Art History covers all genres and artists, from Painting to Poetry, Sculpture to Sewing and all that's in between!
Are you mad about Michelangelo? Crazy for crotchet? Dippy for Dali? Or passionate about Poetry? Then we want to hear from YOU!
Check out the previous articles here for some inspiration.
Acceptable content for the AH Week can include, but is not limited to:
Features (thumbnails)Detailed ArticlesInterviews with other DeviantsMini-Contests Chat events
How can I get involved?
All you need to do is note the projecteducate group with an article idea related to Art History! This is so that we can be sure we don't have any double-posting going on and we'll always work with y
Suggest your Pinup and Glam DDs to me!You can see my full DD FAQ here
I rely heavily on the excellent suggestions from the community: this is your opportunity to influence what goes on the front page, so get stuck in!
A few basics to consider:
The artwork needs to be in the Pinup or Glamour Photography gallery. I will consider images with a similar theme in some of the smaller portraiture galleries, such as Emotional, Classic, Other, but nothing from a manned gallery such as Fashion or Art Nude. For an up to date list of which CV looks after which Gallery see here
The artist must not have had a DD within the
Speed painting challenge!Hey guys!
I've really been into speed painting lately, so I wanted to challenge myself. And also you!
The idea of a speed painting is that you take a limited amount of time for a painting. This can be half an hour, or up to two hours, depending how much time you have (and are willing to spend). During that time you make a painting, or get as far as possible. When you reach the time limit, the painting is done. No getting back to it. No cheating. It's done.
Use any medium. I use digital, because it's fast and clean. But you can use traditional as well.
Use references if needed. Don't forget; References are GOOD!!!
Take these tips and tricks to heart.
Take 1 to 2 hours per painting. Not more. Don't cheat.
Using HTML on deviantART
Hello and welcome to my little html tutorial. I've been working with html codes for a couple of years and I'm going to teach you what I know about using some basic html on deviantART. This won't make you a html expert or something and I'm not an expert myself but it will give just enough knowledge to make your journals, comments, news articles and other neat and lovely looking.
deviantART actually has FAQs about html but I still wanted to do this because they look a bit unorganized, in my opinion. Also, why would you want to look for those FAQs when you can just open this news article where you have everything in one place?
You may already know some of these, but I hope you'll find at least something helpful in this news article.
Some basic html
Bold text: <b>insert text here</b>
Result: Example text
This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's commen
500 Point Giveaway #17: AugHow to participate:
1. Add this journal to your favs
2. Write a new journal about this giveaway, and include a Mention of me so that I receive a notification of your journal.
3. Include what I do at dATrade. For example:
:icondatrade: is holding a 500 point giveaway! http://fav.me/d7v63st
At :devdatrade:, you can donate points for an easy way to receive watches, llamas, favs, comments, and critiques!
10 points = 5 critiques / 10 comments / 10 watches / 40 llamas / 50 favs
Go check it out today!
There will be a total of 15 winners who will be selected with a random number generator!
One 200 point winner
Four 50 point winners
Ten 10 point winners
:iconflyingheartsplz: :icondatrade: Alice
Label Me Lesbian: A Guide to Types of Lesbians [Bullet; Yellow] [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Pink]
The following is an extensive guide to the different Labels a Lesbian may have. In my experience I have come across many Lesbians who just thought they were a Lesbian. This guide was at first for TheLesbianClub's Chatroom Classes, but I have decided that this could benefit not only the club but many people out there. If you are a Lesbian and questioning what type of Lesbian you are, then this guide is for you!
[Bullet; Pink] [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Yellow] [Bullet; Green] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Purple] [Pride] [Bullet; Purple] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Green] [Bullet; Yellow] [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Pink]
Lesbian is a term most widely used in the English language to describe sexual and romantic desire between females. The word may be used as a noun, to refer to women who identify th
Free (and cheap) Art ProgramsUpdate: 5/2/2014 - Added Mischief. Dogwaffle, Krita, and SmoothDraw coming soon. Any other suggested programs are on my list to test, thank you for your thoughts.
Photoshop is a great program, but despite it's many features it's a bit pricy at $999. I created this list for people with smaller wallets and certain art needs.
The programs are listed according to what type of art they are best suited for.
Don't know what program will be best for you? Most of the paid programs have trial versions available, download them and see what you like best.
openCanvas | Screenshot
Price: 59 USD
Pros: ability to customize brushes, ruler tools, user-friendly interface, some built-in screen tones. Can create "event" files, where others can watch you drawing long after the fact. Updated regularly.
Cons: Not as m
7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better ArtistPractice, practice, practice. Gah.
Attend life drawing classes over the summer. Blegh.
Take a sketchbook with you everywhere you go, and fill up ten of those bad boys at the coffee shop. Pfft.
Let's be honest here. We all want to become better artists, like, right frickin' now. We don't even want to have to suffer through hour-long tutorials of some pompous snooty hack bloviating over the intricate methods of drawing eyes on YouTube. We want progress, we want improvement, and we want it on our desk in ten minutes ago!
Fine, fine, I hear ya'. While these aren't going to make an instant Leonardo da Vinci out of you, these might get you up to...ehh...Basquiat caliber. Sure, I've made tutorials, but those are more about setting up Photoshop for the sake of coloring an image, and not so much building yourself artistically. Those are more technical lessons. Artistically
How to get noticed on deviantART!:faq56:
I've had many people ask me this question so I'm going to elaborate the best I can.
As the FAQ above states, to get far on deviantART you HAVE to give feedback to get it. It's almost virtually impossible for you to get noticed without doing any of that. I learned that after a year of being here.
This is something that you will have to do in your dA lifetime in order to find your inspirations and be able to learn new techniques. When on the front page of deviantART it's probably the most diverse amount of artwork you'll see! Ranging from pixels to sculptures, tattoos to anime to poems, there has to be at least one that can catch your eye! There are millions of deviants here and even more submissions! Try searching for artworks that please you. You can even have a randomized search by using stuff like the random d
Anatomy booksI'm frequently asked how I learned to draw and the answer is very simple - a large part of my knowledge is self taught from books. That's why I thought it would be a good idea to share some titles I owned or came across and used them through the years. Hopefully someone will find this list useful :3
Books that are awesome:
"Anatomy for the Artist" by Sarah Simblet
"The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy" by Bammes Gottfried
Books that are good:
" Drawing the Head and Hands" by Andrew Loomis
"Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" also by Andrew Loomis
Books that are ok but from the time perspective I do not recommend them:
"How to Draw Heads and Portraits" by Jose M. Parramon
"Human Figure" by Jose M. Parramon
Books that are pure unrefined shit and should be burned on sight:
Anything from Christopher Hart
Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor