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PortraitClub "Remember Me" Contest WinneThe winners of the PortraitClub contest have been announced! More information can be found here: http://portraitclub.deviantart.com/journal/Winners-of-the-quot-Remember-Me-quot-Contest-301576937
Congratulations to the winners and thank you so much to everyone who helped out with this contest. It's our first one since the club's new founder and staff stepped in, so whether you donated points, offered a feature, submitting your work, or just checked out the submissions, it's greatly appreciated by all of us.
Now, on to the feature!
I am absolutely in love with this piece, drawn by the very talented and generous pbird12. The concept of it is what truly drew me in. I suggest reading her artist comments to get the digs, because she explains better than I ever could the impact of this piece. This one has stuck in my mind for a while now.
This photo by rusrainbow is quietly stunning. The silhouette is dram
Bad/Good News + FeatureUnfortunately, my Canon 400D is broken. I have deduced that it is the shutter release button, which hopefully will not cost too much to get repaired/replaced. Seeing as my parents own the camera, it is now up to them when the camera will be repaired, so I have no idea when I'll be posting photos again. In the meantime, I am tentatively saving money to perhaps purchase my own DSLR body in the next year or so. I think it will give me more independence.
Also, I have taken an interest in traditional art for the first time in a while and have been experimenting with that again, inspired by my advanced placement art class at school and the teacher who instructs it. She is extremely encouraging and has offered to give me some after-school instruction in watercolor painting now, even though we won't be working with watercolors as a class until next semester. I plan on taking her up on the offer and seeing what comes of it. Maybe you'll see something other than photography from me while I wait
Azure by *GretaTuAnother DD suggestion featured. Also suggested by another user. It's that good. Don't just look at the thumb, fullview this baby.
Father and son by ~PolyraspadAnother of my DD suggestions got featured a couple of days ago. Here it is.
Polyraspad has a gallery full of beautifully detailed digital paintings. Please give it a look, you won't regret it.
J . by *juice-teenOne of my DD suggestions to DistortedSmile got accepted today! Here it is:
juice-teen is very, very talented and has a beautiful gallery that I can tell is only going to improve from here. Give her works a peek, maybe watch her if you like what you see. She deserves it! I'm so happy.
Feature #1 - Underappreciated MonochromaticNow, I am not incredibly popular by any means, so I'm not sure if I'm helping anyone much by featuring them.
But I know that when someone features me, it's like I'm walking on air, because it tells me that they liked my work enough to pick it out of everything else on this site and direct others to it. It means a lot, and it's a simple thing to do. So here I go with a monochromatic feature.
I'm not paying much attention to who I'm featuring, I'm just choosing photos I like that I feel need some love. Each and every one of you are phenomenal artists.
XIII. by TugelbundCLOCKwork eyes by PrincessInTheShit.jisb by l-eh
Good Morning, Dear. by inbrainstormGardien Noir De La Seine by yunomee
ConceptsI'm trying to branch out into the world of conceptual photography. It is more interesting for me, and right now, with the kind of work I'm doing, I don't feel challenged. And when I don't feel challenged, I find I don't feel very inspired.
At the moment, I feel like my "style" has a lot more to do with my post-processing than it does with my photos. I want to change that. I feel like there's more freedom with conceptual photography. There's so much to choose from and so many ideas. I need to stop being lazy and trying to just make something pretty; I want to make something BEAUTIFUL. Not just visually, either. Maybe I'm aiming too high, but I know I feel comfortable enough with my craft now to try to push myself. I know how to make a nice-looking photo. I want to move beyond that.
Wish me luck.
Also, go check out these guys:
They are both very good artists and very good watchers to me.
Happy Late Birthday!To me!
My birthday was two days ago, on the 24th. I'm fifteen now.
I had cake and pizza. I am a happy child.
Updates: Macros, cigarettes, and photoshop.Yesterday I took a trip into the font yard and got some really good macro shots I'm pleased with. And also today I took some pretty good photos of Hanners smoking, which is always fun. And I was a good girl and didn't take a hit off of it even though she offered. P: I just took pictures instead, which is a pretty fair trade if you ask me.
I've been using a lot of davidnanchin's PS actions lately. I want to learn from them rather than become dependent on them because I need to know how to do all that awesome on my own, in my own way. So you'll be seeing a lot of actions plus some additional editing and whatnot while I try to kind of branch out a little. Hope that turns out okay.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with everything lately.
Mansions of The MindWatch depthRADIUS
“Some use Ink, I confide in Silver”
— Lauren E. Simonutti
Quote by Lauren E. Simonutti
“ The misfirings of my beloved/despised mind that conspire to convince me to destroy all have rendered me housebound and led to a solitary life. A creature of past, proof, memory and imaginary friends, I am aware enough to know the things I see and hear are not real, but that does not mean I do not still see and hear them.”
For a very long time
Marketing Materials For ArtistsEDIT: Well butter my biscuits, some of my gifs disappeared into the interwebs. I'll remedy this soon!
It’s no secret that us artists aren’t great at selling ourselves. The creative process is so much work it’s easy to assume that your work will be able to sell itself. Sometimes it can, but that’s not usually the case. Even if you aren’t interested in going commercial with your career (and there is absolutely nothing wrong with going that route), it is important have professional materials to present to clients, employers and galleries. If you aren’t interested in being “full time” with selling your artwork, I think it would still be good to consider putting together marketing materials as a means of creating good client relations.
This journal will include a number of things you may need in marketing yourself, but also if you are applying to art schools or for various jobs in art. I would also like to note that you d
Did you know? - Suggesting DDsDD is short for Daily Deviation and is - like the name lets you presume - a daily feature of artworks from different the galleries.
DDs can be featured by Community Volunteers and Staff members.
While browsing it can happen that you come across deviations that you think should be featured as a DD, but how?
First of all you need to take a look at the gallery it was submitted to.
You can find this information in the description area, directly below the artwork itself.
With that category in mind, we are now heading over to communityrelations to take a look at this CV overview. It lists all volunteers and the gallery they take care of.
Beside the overview at communityrelations you can also find the same list at :faq18:
For our example we now need to search for the Photography CVs.
As you can see there are plenty of t
Last minute goodies #3 + 100points GIVEAWAY!Hello everyone!! I bring you some more adoptables that are about to close (auctions) or could use a bid! All of these are absolutely unique so don't hesitate to check them out and offer something for them!
Since :iconlastofthewildadopts: reached 100 members and :iconkingnlionheartadopts: surpassed 50 watchers we're holding a giveaway!!!
We'll be giving 100 away! Two lucky winners will be chosen randomly among the participants!
To enter you only need to fav this journal!
Spreading the word is very much appreciated!! If you watch our group or our account KingnLionheartAdopts and you win the raffle we'll give you extra points!
HB $25 - AB $40 (+extras)!! Hurry up! What are you waiting for?? :iconsqueeeeplz:
SB $12 / AB $35
HB $3/$3/$9 - AB $30
Traditional Art Techniques IITraditional Art Techniques II
Traditional Art Week continues! This article will give you a brief overview of even more physical media techniques and their characteristics, featuring beautiful examples found all over DeviantArt and tutorials. I sincerely hope this will get you inspired to try something new and experiment, why not pick a tutorial and see what you learn! Don't forget, whilst techniques has their own regulations and principles, they still can be combined, you have to be no wizard (just a little creative) to find a new way to express yourself through them. Let's take a look
(Traditional Art Techniques I)
1. Drawing media II
Drawing is one of the major forms of expression within the visual arts, and is generally concerned with the marking of lines and areas of tone onto paper. Traditional drawings were monoc
BROKEN WINDOW AND A SOUND OF SNOW 4
BlueMoon River by Anguis-IX piano lessons and self portrait by KizukiTamura BlueMoon River by Anguis-IX
Untitled by alisinwonder DOMESTIC STRANGER (edit) by chryssalis Untitled by alisinwonder
Untitled by JFBAYLE FreeFalling by HelloDearThomas Untitled by JFBAYLE
004 by pyros __ by windrides 004 by pyros
Trees Of Life II by cameraflou
Watercolor TechniquesWatercolor Techniques I
Traditional Art Week at projecteducate continues! During Artist's Toolbox weeks, I've published articles dedicated to watercolor tools (Watercolor Equipment I - Basic Tools, Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools). You should go grab your tools now, because the next series of articles will be focusing on painting methods. I sincerely hope these will help you and wish you all happy painting!
Laying a wash
A wash is a large area in a watercolor painting where the paint flow and diffusion have been manipulated to efface individual brushstrokes. Within wash areas, color transitions are usually gradual and span analogous hues. Laying a wash is one of the most satisfying tasks in watercolor painting. Essentials of this s
Cats! Cats! Cats! 4a
A Cat Seeing What I Cannot See by 33M Foot Inspector General by TeaPhotography PHOTO - JACK by GypsyH
Nudgie 52 by AK49BWL Green yum by Creativeness
Cat and Batcat by furstripe What'cha Look'n At? by MadGardens Never Leave Me Alone by BenHeine
The Cookie Look by suezn Caress by Sisterslaughter165
The Unseen Stock - February (ll)They all deserve a , don't you think?
Please add the journal to your favourites if you like it
Evergreen Fairy Stock 3 by ClaimYourself
forest 04 by Pagan-Stock DSC00088 Trees by VIRGOLINEDANCER1 water by Simbabadass
Walk in the forest 3 by GraySho East Caribbean cruise by flowerpowerstock Beach Stock #002 by Sheriartea
Jungle Falls 3 by fuguestock beach stock 23 by laceym83 240 arizona by Iife-is-a-Bitch
Something NewI hope to start regularly featuring artists who catch my eye. I make my selection based on the quality of the work, but I also try to choose artists who could use more attention. I might feature a more popular artist on occasion. If you have any suggestions for me, feel free to note me with a link to the person's gallery. I might start throwing in a kind of "watcher's choice" feature as well if I get enough of a response! I'll be sure to link you as the suggester if this happens.
I might play around with the format of these features a bit, but for now, this is what I'm going with.
In which I feature a member of Portrait-Club.
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Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More