What is DeviantArt? Part 1
Although it’s getting rarer these days, I sometimes come across people who ask me what exactly “DeviantArt” means. Before I begin to explain all the amazing things our community has to offer, they sometimes look at me sideways and say, "Deviant, eh? One of those websites..."
Most marketing experts would never name a site "DeviantArt," because the word "deviant" has multiple meanings that can be interpreted in different — not always positive — ways. Yet we are the greatest, most diverse art community in existence. Few branding agencies would ever make DeviantArt its infamous green/gray color. Yet we love it, and have become known for it.
Where else can you stunning fan artists alongside the best nature photographers in the world? Or top comic book artists alongside the most talented storytellers of our generation? We are DeviantArt, the wild card of the Internet, th
Having an Online Presence
"All artists need to have an online presence," I said.
"Easy for you to say, Popular Artist™," they said.
"I had to work hard to get 'popular'," I said
"But it's SOOO hhaaaaAAARD," they said
"That's what I just said," I said.
After making my status posts about making an online presence, I figured I'd make a sort of guide. I made a very generic list of things you should do as an artist who wants to get their name out there or "get popular". A lot of people were like, "but I've done all of that". But chances are, you haven't. There's a lot that goes into this and it takes a long ass time. Don't think it's just gonna happen in a month.
So I made a guide based on my own experience and what worked for me (as an illustrator/artist. Some of these tips are more specific than others and some of these will not necessarily work for you. Everyone's different. Keep in mind this is mostly for illustrators/animators/story artists etc. This won't work fo
CI Monthly Feature #70
Hello :iconcreation-inspiration: members
It's that time again.
Thank you to all of you who have Submitted to our Gallery thus far.
(In no particular order)
This week's Features are:
Ice Queen by Caroli-chan To Be Where She Has Been by IvanVladik
Moros by The-Strynx
Monthly Feature: February 2017
Welcome dear Watercolorists to our :iconwatercolorists: Monthly Feature for February 2017!
We hope you are all doing well! Thank you to everyone who shared their amazing artwork with us this past month; I hope you enjoy seeing what we've chosen as the best of February!
Watercolor Downpour - The Best of February
by Harumao744 :iconHarumao744:
by stokrotas :iconstokrotas:
by AkiaWalker :iconAkiaWalker:
by dasidaria-art :icondasidaria-art:
by Ermelin :iconErmelin:
by ARiA-Illustration :iconARiA-Illustration:
by EarlyOctober :iconEarlyOctober:
by Puvhlo :iconPuvhlo:
by JankaLateckova :iconjankolas:
by leedawnillustration :iconpeculiarcohort:
Watercolor Drops - Category Highlights
by TunCha :iconTunCha:
by K-arax :iconK-arax:
by Maarel :iconMaarel:
by Evanira :iconEvanira:
by Graveyard-Keeper :iconGraveyard-Keepe
brb slowing down :)
How are you guys doing?
Just to let you know that my updates might be getting slower for now on coz I just found out that I'm 6 weeks pregnant so I need to get enough rest everyday ^^ v
by now, the baby is still very small, about the size of a blueberry : D I wonder if it's a baby girl or baby boy ^^
But before this, me and :iconaphin123: and :iconforevermedhok: got together to make a Hetalia doujinshi ^-^
The 3 pairings featured in the doujinshi will be: Spamano (by :iconaphin123, USUK (by :iconforevermedhok and GerIta (by me^^)
if you're interested to pre-order, you can contact :iconaphin123:
for more info on the doujin you can read here: http://my.deviantart.com/art/Pre-Order-APH-doujinshi-OPEN-362017808
and as for the doujin preview on my part you can see it here: http://kuroneko3132.deviantart.com/art/Chances-are-GERITA-DOUJINSHI-PREVIEW-362064376
at the meantime, I am trying my best to complete a doujin project which I plan to just publish in DA and Tumbl
Possibility Contest Winners 2012
Hello Hello Hello!
After looking through your art, we have finally come to a decision! Literature, Photography and Art alike were brilliant! It was a very hard choice but we hope you are as happy with the winners as we are! The literature was particularly difficult to judge! And it wasn’t necessarily skill we judged on but more the idea and originality of the work! Please go check all the artwork from the contest out, particularly the winners and congratulate them!
:iconlascaleplz::iconlascaleplz::iconlascaleplz: FIRST PLACE :iconlascaleplz::iconlascaleplz::iconlascaleplz:
With Switzerland and Liechtenstein
We think “beautiful” really is the word to describe this. The shading and clothing textures are of a very high standard in this piece and I know many Hetalians wi
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 70
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 70
Here's the feature of deviantARTSupporters group.
You will see here BEST works created by the members.
:iconlovesplz: FEATURES :iconlovesplz:
Navigation by AnnEnchantedFox Hoodie Limited Edition by KayPikeFashion
Friday Favorites -- June #36
This week's theme is "Life," which was suggested by EpicStormMage. Each of these artworks was chosen by one of our admins, who also gave a brief explanation of how these artworks fit the theme for this week.
I recommend this pic. I think "life" is just about the little things that reflect the beauty of living. That little pink flower also looks like a butterfly, which reminds me of vigour and potential power of the nature where every single unique life was born.
A really deep and expressing picture that shows mother natures involvement in everything.
I really like how the artist made life sprout from Mother Nature's hair and sweeping dress, it really makes me feel like she is weaving the new day and all the life that comes with it.
You must live your life without regrets. Fight for every day and if you are close to death just say not today
what should i draw? (APH) (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
i want to draw something like this:
but I dont know which hetalia character to draw.
can be a fem! of any country.
also pictures will take AGES.
cause i need to buy more pencils.
countries im doing:
Weekly Feature 89
Every week I feature art that has left an impression on me~
by :iconbejja: by :iconolkit: by :iconflamingo-sama:
by :iconlovebby: by :icong-o-o: by :iconhanakoofthejungle:
by :icondreamerwhit: by :iconcharles-yaseko: by :iconsabriei:
Mitsuki by Purgatory-Blade by :iconpurgatory-blade: That crystal's important! by Rwarz246 by :iconrwarz246: Caitlyn by enzoZkatsuragi by :iconenzozkatsuragi:
Nebula by Blunchett by :iconblunchett: COMM WATERCOLOR ~ Waterfall by Calicot-ZC by :iconcalicot-zc:
Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian Etiquette
There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most r
Pure Beauty XV
Beauty can be found everywhere.
This feature is for the beautiful people on deviantART and their models.
Profitez de ces beautés.
Lean by GretaTu Mg 6078 by luvsinspiration
sunny sun by MartaSyrko
at that moment by andreapunthunderstorm by vampire-zombie
Into the Woods by caitlin-may
tulip girl by CatlivDandelion by AnitaAnti
Glare by Kokopa
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do 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.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditional tools.
But is it Art?
But Is It Art?
Perhaps the eternally unanswerable question. But definitely something to chew on... When I first saw it, I was instantly captivated.
At first thought, what a brilliant example of modern pointillism! Has some unknown artist taken up the long abandoned banner of Georges Seurat and presented us with a new manifesto championing art as points of light illuminating our waking dreams?!
Gum Wall in Seattle
by Paul Balcerak
OK, I see now it’s not a painting at all, so my pointillism exuberance is dashed. It’s more likely one of those photo collages with thousands of small i
You May Say I'm An Artist...
I am haunted in this holiday season by the opening lines of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, his novel about a society 250 years ago coming apart in its seemingly irreconcilable divisions. Could it be these lines define where we have come to find ourselves today?
“It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
in the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
I waned to point out some deviants who are awesome! I picked one picture from each folder (not including the feature folders)
I think this is so cute. I love the color pencil look that shows gradation and the overall expression! This was well planned, composed and drawn!
The digital folder
The lighting is beutful and intense. This shows the dramitic aspects of even the title, showing you everything you need to know. Not to mention how well it was drawn, i love this style. Its anime, but its unique!
Okay, fist off, i cant draw with pen like this to save my life! So props for that! Lovely sketchy kind of shading. I love the over all movement and the face shape! Great job!
Once again i cant do pastels at all. But this is set up so nicely and the colors are absolutely stunning. Not to mention all the nice organic fl
Cryptography: What Happens When Art is Encrypted?
SECRETS ARE FOR KEEPING What Happens When Art is Encrypted?
The Imitation Game
What is it about human nature that draws us to puzzles?
Our minds are trained by aeons of evolution to look for patterns. Puzzles are merely patterns that have been rearranged, scrambled. The moment that we realize this, we immediately want to restore order, to put the pattern back together properly with everything in its right place. Our brains are sometimes logical to a fault, and when thin
Something I'm tired of seeing
So I'm tired of people liking someone's art & then goes around saying "their horrible" or "it's not right. Needs more curves" when there's nothing wrong with the drawing.
I know people in my life that is nothing but jealousy towards everything I do. & here's what I have to say
(All caps to pop out from the rest of the journal)
EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT. I MEAN WE ARE HUMAN. WE HAVE TO BE DIFFERENT. THAT MEANS WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN STYLE (art style, clothing style, personality, etc). HAVING THIS MEANS WE ARE UNIQUE. WE ARE OUR OWN.
My friend use to give up on art cause she felt like she was no good. I love her art work. It's her style & its unique.
Please help people realize this because there are people out there that feels like they can't do when they can do
Loves to all,
I decided to separate the historical videos from the rest.
These are VERY well done! They are historically accurate and they still keep the Hetalia characters in character (with some funny moments. ^^)
They deal with the whole 19th and 20th century in a realistic, historically accurate, fun and entertaining way! And what I like the most about them is that they depict history in a very neutral way, and they mention many countries!
Boldly Facing The Future
Artist Credit DanielaUhlig
Many of you have been in this community for a long time, but whether you’ve just joined or you’ve been a member since day one, this is your first impression of the new DeviantArt.
Change is not something that we take lightly, because it affects our collective identity. It was important for us to define who we are and what we’re made of at our core before we changed anything. We all have our own understanding of what that means, but the process of getting that core story down on paper took almost a year.
The result is “Bleed and Breed Art.” This is our center of gravity and our reason for getting out of be
Collection: Once Upon A Time
Once Upon A Time
Fairy tales usually begin once upon a time—a time that need not be identified because the tale, and its meaning, are of a timeless nature. The landscape of a fairy tale is often dreamlike, as if to tell us trying to apply normal logic to the story will only confuse the point that the storyteller is trying to make. Fairy tales usually involve dangerous journeys, often following after or searching for a wayward loved one, and entail a getting lost in the mists of time and space. The climax is almost always the discovery of a heretofore unknown inner store of courage in the face of evil and imminent death. Fairy tales tell our ch
The first time they met, Mo smiled. In her head, the girl knew that smile was one that the world would call “ugly”; however, she was still a child so her heart was bigger. Her heart smiled back.
It was a wintry Friday in February. Beth was almost thirteen—possibly the worst almost in a girl’s process of growing up, the almost of never catching a break from her own mirror and wishing her body would just make up its mind already. She poked at her soggy corn flakes and plucked at the itchy new strap of her bra. Wished her breasts were either big enough to actually make some shape, or small enough that she wouldn’t have to bother. Her parents lounged their way into a late morning with black coffee and yesterday’s crossword puzzles. This was a typical family snow day: nothing out of the ordinary was supposed to happen in t
Will you be my friend?
The funny thing about people knowing you, is that many people want to be your friend.
"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