Article of Articles Notice! I will be unable to post an Article of Articles for August until much later in the month as I'll be moving at the end of July. Aside from being busy moving, Internet Access may be questionable up to a month.
NEWS YOU CAN USE FROM AROUND DEVIANTART
Be sure to check out #projectportfolio
Project Portfolio: cyberaeon
Hello my fellow watchers, and deviants who might stumble upon this journal!
I've come across a cool little project, meant to give more exposure to artists
So I figured I'd try it. Maybe you could too, after reading this journal
A few of the artists I admire on dA:
Because apart from being a very skilled artist,
I love his humor and his stuff generally ends up making me grin like an idiot.
PROJECT PORTFOLIO/LUCYTHERESCUEDCATMY NAME IS MICHELLE,
I AM A SELF-TAUGHT AMATURE PHOTOGRAPHER, WITH AN EYE FOR GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY. MY STYLE IS MORE OF A HOBBY THAN ANYTHING PROFESSIONAL.
I ALSO HAVE TALENT FOR MAKING NICE JOURNALS.
IN HONOR OF THE TRUE PROFESSIONALS.
I TRULY ENJOY MAKING BOWS FOR OUR CAT LUCY AND BRINGING HER SPIRIT TO LIFE. SHE IS A SWEET, BEAUTIFUL CAT THAT WE RESCUED FROM THE DEPTHS OF WINTER.
WE ARE BETTER KNOWN AS LUCYTHERESCUEDCAT.
Adorable in her ant bow! by lucytherescuedcat . I see you! by lucytherescuedcat
Springtime cheer by lucytherescuedcat.
BFI - London by djailledie
Ray by djailledie
I'm Still Waiting by hollyburnsphotograph
Rosehead by hollyburnsphotograph
Seeking Conclusions by hollyburnsphotograph
Which Me Shall I Be Today by hollyburnsphotograph
The Arrival by bliXX-a
Ignore The Machine by bliXX-a
Liebe (Love) by bliXX-a
For more information on #projectportfolio have a look at the contest journal.
If you haven't had a chance to read "The Art Theft Discussion" by ProtectArt perhaps it would be behoove you to read it and (carefully) enter the discussion!
The Art Theft Discussion
Art Theft DiscussionTopicsStealingTakingCopyrightPermissionFan ArtMoral RightsProtectionResolving Disputes
StealingArt theft can be
Then, perhaps you should check out the latest Bug Fixes and Feedback Blogs by ikazon
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
Watch buttons now appear under deviations on the Daily Deviations page. Added by kemayo
For a short period, attempting to give another deviant a Premium Membership would trigger an error and would not give them the Premium Membership. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
It was not possible to unstore deviations in storage. Fixed by trezoid
When viewing your sent notes, the "Mark As..." menu had the option to mark the notes as unread, even though it would not work. Fixed by justgalym
Some groups would not appear on the "Submit deviation to group" modal o
Site Update: Timeline, Poll Updates
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we publish weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes and bug fixes made to the site.
Last week, we didn't post a Site Update because there weren't community-facing changes for us to update about. However, the reason for that is because our team has been hard at work on upcoming features, such as...
DeviantArt Timeline Updates
A number of new items have been added to the DeviantArt Timeline, including Watch Recommendations, Notes and improved notifications in the DeviantArt Mobile App, Notes Search, and more!
Read more »
Awesome Art that Won the "Heroes of the Storm Contest" ~ and the prizes weren't too shabby either!
Heroes of the Storm Contest WinnersThe Battle Is Over—The Winners Are In! Artists battled for the Nexus alongside powerful Blizzard heroes, and now the winners are in! View the entries, and read Sam Didier’s comments to learn more about his judging process!
Contest Article Official Rules View Entries View Semi-Finalists
The Battle Is Over—
The Winners Are In!
Artists battled for the
Here is the Schedule for Project Educate. If there is something you think you can contribute to be sure to contact the deviant responsible for the topic for that week:
Project Educate - Dates and Information!Calendar and Info!
projecteducate was founded seven years ago by Moonbeam13 and since then has been a project run by the Community Volunteer team. The group is aimed at providing educational information for artists who want to learn about all sorts of art genres or who want to contribute their own knowledge for others to read about.
Weeks are usually allocated in seven day blocks unless there is a lot to cover and for general weeks a Community Volunteer will take the lead and bring you seven days of awesome in the form of articles, features, chat events, interviews and maybe even a contest or two. The volunteer will share their knowledge about the gallery that they oversee on DeviantArt or if they are a Chat & Forums volunteer they will give you insight into how things work over there. But now we have more and more involvement from the Community and we have themed weeks, which give anyone the chance to participate!
To participate in any of the below Themed Weeks or any of
July Hero Challenge : Loish
This Month's Challenge
The Deep Blue
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The world under the surface is vast, deep and mysterious. It speaks to our imaginations - sometimes it's presented as calm and tranquil, sometimes nightmarish and terrifying, sometimes vibrant and colorful, sometimes surreal and dream-like. What is your interpretation of the deep blue?
For this challenge, explore the idea of a world under water. What kind of creatures live there? Is it beautiful, dangerous, or both?
JOIN THE HERO CHALLENGE!
The Hero Challenge is a monthly creation prompt wher
End of the Street Photo week - Wrap Up and ContestStreet Photography
“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness." Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
Street Photography at the Hall of Fame of DA
It has been a great week!
A week, after 2 years and a half, again dedicated to street photography on DA.
Kaz-D, Mrs-Durden, JenFruzz, JACAC, IrynaFedorovska, Batsceba, ZiaulKareem and I really hope you've been enjoying reading all these articles.
I do thank here Moonbeam13 for her infinite trust and support.
A special announcement: the street photo contest meant for this week at projecteducate is still up!
Take a street photograph. Don't constrain yourself. Use your interpretation of the definition of Street Photography and submit your best shot. Care about your feeling, your mood, your humor. Don't forget quality. Make us smile!
Street Photography is all about the unadulterated moment.
Try to make photos that appeal to the intellect and the emotions, that report
What IS Photojournalism?Photojournalism Week
Welcome to Photojournalism Week! @timothysim and I will be sharing some of our hard-earned knowledge (I can't speak for Tim, but some of mine had to be beat in ) about the world of photojournalism. Who's excited?
If you ever have questions, don't hesitate to ask!
To kick-start the week, let's talk about what photojournalism is:
”I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated.”
Basic Photojournalism TipsPhotojournalism Week
(use ear plugs or) Get hearing damage:
Houston Dynamo - This Is HOUSTON by ScottDeW
The Pulitzer Prize - HighlightsPhotojournalism Week
The Putlizer Prize is an incredible award within the world of photojournalism. Its simplest definition can be find on Wikipedia, as the following: It is an award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) publisher Joseph Pulitzer, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories (I omitted the category each photo won within but it is easy to look it up if you'd like.) In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award. The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.
Through this article I'd like to showcase some of the most compelling Pulitzer Prize winning photographs within the field of journalism, and give you a brief background on each specific image
PE:How To Achieve Smooth and Clean LinesDigital Art
Since it's something many people struggle with while working digitally, today I will be discussing how you can achieve smooth and clean lines using digital mediums.
SAI Stabilizer Tool
Paint Tool SAI offers my favorite method of creating smooth lines with its easy to use Stabilizer tool that works with absolute ease and no need for complicated setting adjustments. It doesn't matter how shaky your hands might be, the stabilizer tool will still be capable of creating beautifully smooth lines for you.
As you can see, the stabilizer tool is easily accessed, and you can quickly and easily adjust the level of stabilization you desire. The lower the number selected, the least amount of stabilization is utilized, the higher the more. I generally leave the stabilizer tool set to the highest setting (as seen above), though I've found that sometimes if you're working with smaller brush sizes reducing the stabilizer
Space Art and Sci-FiDigital Art
Space Art and Sci-Fi is a gallery located in the Digital and Traditional Art sub-galleries because of the variety of drawings that can be created.
Today we focus on the Space and Sci-fi artworks found in the Digital Art gallery.
Digital Art > Drawings & Paintings > Sci-Fi
Digital Art > Drawings & Paintings > Space Art
Digital Art > Mixed Media > Sci-Fi
Digital Art > Vexel > Science Fiction
Digital Art > Vector > Science Fiction
Digital Art > Photomanipulation > Sci-F
PE: Digital Art - What is Photomanipulation?Digital Art
For those who don't know me, hi, I'm Jade aka Aeirmid, and AbbeyMarie and I are your CVs for Photomanipulation. We're here to share a bit of our gallery with you, so buckle up!
First, what is photomanipulation?
Photomanipulation, or photo-manipulation, if you prefer, sometimes seems like it has different meanings depending on the person to whom you're speaking. For DeviantArt, the definition our gallery uses is, "the combination of two or more photographic images to create something new." There are many nuances, so let's look at the key terms:
Two or more: Photomanipulation involves elements from at least 2 photographs. Using just one photograph and drawing or painting over that single photograph is a paint-over and belongs in the Mixed Media gallery.
Photographic images: Photomanipulation is created using at least two photographs-- or parts (elements) from at lea
Mixed MediaDigital Art
When compared to the other digital categories the Mixed Media category seems to be the main one that confuses people. Over the years, I have heard more definitions and explanations for what Mixed Media is and what it is not compared to any other category. So I am going to stop the confusion and chaos that surrounds Mixed Media! Today, I will be explaining what mixed media is, how to determine if your art is mixed media, and how using it can open up a new world of possibilities for your art.
The Mixed Media category here on DeviantArt is for artwork in which more than one medium has been used. For example, in my artwork "The Bunker" as shown below; I combined digital painting, photomanipulation, and 3-Dimensional elements to create it. Due to the use of more than one digital medium I uploaded this piece to the Digital Art > Mixed Media gallery here on DeviantArt. Thus, for an artwork to be considered Mixed Media<
Vector and Vexel are NOT the sameDigital Art
Like many of you, when I first started to learn about digital art and the various digital mediums I only had DeviantArt and the internet to educate me. I had no idea what raster meant nor did I know that choosing to create an image in raster versus vector meant I needed to think ahead about the end result and use of my image. More than that, I had no idea a medium existed that while it looked like vector art it was completely raster based and shared the limitations of raster images. Needless to say, there was a time when I was very ignorant to everything digital. However, thanks to countless hours on DA researching, practicing, and learning; I'm able to pass my knowledge onto you. Today, I will be helping you understand why Vector and Vexel are NOT the same. Also, I will provide you with awesome examples of both as well as providing links on how to get started in either medium.
Vector and Vexel are NOT the same
The reaction above is actually
3-Dimensional: Getting Started as a 3-D ArtistDigital Art
3-D (three dimensions or three-dimensional) art refers to an object/figure in an environment, as well as the seemingly real appearance of a form that is drawn and/or painted to create a sense of real-life illusion within a 2-Dimensional (2-D) space.
There are three-phases in the creation process of 3-D artwork: tessellation , geometry , and rendering. First, models are created of individual objects using linked points that are made into a number of individual polygons. The second phase is when the polygons are transformed and lighting effects are applied. In the final phase, the transformed images are rendered into objects with very fine detail.
Getting started into 3-Dimensional art is the same as getting started with any medium; you have to start learning it. There are no shortcuts or tricks to becoming a 3-D artist. If
PE: Pixel Art - Definitions and ExamplesDigital Art
Hello As a part of Digital Art Week I'm here to give you the breakdown of the Pixel Art subcategory. So let's dive in!
What is a pixel?
Pixels are the tiny squares that make up images on a digital screen. Dictionary.com provides this definition: "the smallest element of an image that can be individually processed in a video display system."
So wait, if all images on our screen are comprised of pixels, aren't they all pixel art?
Not quite; Pixel Art is defined on DA as being created "using tools that do not produce automatic anti-aliasing". In most programs (Photoshop, MS Paint, Paint.Net, GIMP, etc) these tools are the pencil tool and the paintbucket tool (with anti-aliasing/AA-ing turned off). Some tools that automatically produce anti-aliasing include brushes, gradients, burn, dodge and smudge. Basically if it cannot be done by hand with the pencil tool, it likely doesn't "count"
Quick Start to AnimationDigital Art
Animation is defined as the ability to create an illusion of movement when static (non-moving) images are shown in a sequence. Digital animation is the process of creating animated characters, objects, and environments through digital means. One thing artists new to animation often are not told is that digital animation has all of the same elements that one would find in traditional animation. The only difference is that many of the techniques used in digital animation are customized specifically for use in the digital world. Also, did you know movies such as Monsters Inc., Inside Out, and Finding Nemo all are examples of digital animation. Well, you do now!
Let's face it, getting started in any art medium begins with the individual. It is up to you to determine which medium interests you the most. You are the one who
New Group: DeviantSpeak!Today some of us CVs were talking about languages, and since I've forgotten most of the French I had learned in school, I had discussed wanting to learn it again. And thought, hey, what if we started a group to learn languages together? Apparently people thought that was a great idea, so I decided to go ahead and get started on making the group. Of course, I have no idea what I'm doing, since I'm just an idea girl, so I'm looking for people who want to help admin and teach a language. We'd also love to have you join as a member if you want to learn how to speak a language!
If you are interested in teaching a language you are fluent in, please send DeviantSpeak a note and what language you can help with!
Also, we would love to hear what languages you want to learn as well! You can leave comments about that here, or on the group itself.
I know lots of deviants out there speak languages other than English, and it would be great if we could all come together and be able to communicate
Tidbits about Journals/Features.
"To Sta.sh, or not to Sta.sh?"
that is the question...
There are two (main) ways to write a journal!
1) The first one, we tend to use when we join dA:
(at first most of us do not know what Sta.sh is, right?!)
This is how it looks like when one works on it:
You publish it in 1 Step: Submit
2) The second one is Sta.sh
You find it above the first option!
And this is how it looks like when you open it:
You have a library of artworks and journals stored there. Yes, you can also store artworks in Sta.sh (Upload Files)
Here you can star
Thank yous and stock newsFirstly
THANK YOU!!!!! For the incredible amount of birthday wishes!! My message center is overflowing with hugs and love and cake
I'd like to express special thanks to those of you who dedicate artwork to all of the people having birthdays around the site, it is something that always brightens my day seeing the shared love in this wonderful community
Stock Gallery News
Texture Gallery Changes
We've been sneaky so you might not have noticed, but there have been some changes to the textures gallery that should hopefully help artists find your resources much easier - not to mention clarifying where your textures can be posted
New Textures Gallery layout:
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-8-15
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 8, 2015
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A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.”
— Elbert Hubbard
Guess Who's Back?
Less than two months ago, Harry Shearer stated he was leaving The Simpsons when contract negotiations went sideways. However, it seems that all is well again and he will indeed be returning to voice those iconic characters we know and love. Now that he's back, this means that the show will head into it's 27th an
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-9-15
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 9, 2015
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Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”
— W. Clement Stone
Road Trip on Mars
After more than 11 years on Mars, NASA's Mars Rover has completed a full marathon across the surface of the planet. This video was compiled from images taken between January 2004 and April 2015 and through it you can experience the whole journey! This mission was initially scheduled to last only 90 days but the persistent rover keeps going and has
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-13-15Goodbye Satoru Iwata; Heroes Reborn Trailer, Giving Thanks; Pluto In The Spotlight; Batman vs Superman; Fear The Walking Dead; Stripes Aren't Just for Zebras; and Incognito at Comic-Con.
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 13, 2015
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”
— Mark Twain
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-14-15
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 14, 2015
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Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!
— Dr. Seuss
During San Diego Comic-Con a sizzle reel was shown for the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. Someone in the audience recorded the footage that was meant soley for the show attendees and then posted a horrible copy of it online. We opted not to share the leaked footage yesterday but Warner Brothers has since releas
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-15-15
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 15, 2015
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A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
— William Arthur Ward
To Boldly Go
The cast of Star Trek Beyond have come together to bring the ultimate fan experience — a chance to appear in the upcoming film. The Star Trek: To Boldly Go campaign benefits the cast’s choice of nine global causes and beginning today, you can visit omaze.com/Star
Gear In Review: A Contest [CLOSED]The Basics<da:thumb id="546778073"/>
Who doesn't need an excuse to buy something new and/or try something they've had forever and not got around to using? Or extol the virtue of their favourite tool? Not artists, that's for damn sure - we love to talk, gloat about what we own, and show off our ability to play with it!
And so, this contest was born. With Nonfiction Week coming up soon at CRLiterature and projecteducate we want to get you thinking about the types of nonfiction writing you encounter in everyday life. A major example of this is the review, an opinion piece grounded in fact and personal experience - you basically try something out, then write about whether you liked or disliked it and why other people should buy/not buy it.
Almost everyone has, at some point, written a review; you probably wrote book reports or critical essays in school, and those are sort of like a review if you squint enough. Gear reviews are similar to b
Twosday ThumbsI'm doing a two skin feature this week. Share two in the comments (by yourself or a fave is fine). Alternately, write your own journal and do a double CSS feature using the tag #CSSThumbshare and encourage your watchers to do the same. If you want to tag people and force them to do it and make them answer questions as well... Have fun, it's your journal!
Hero Journal Skin by danlev
Senior Selections by SimplySilent
:iconcelvas: by Celvas
Pseudo-elements/classes - : vs. ::
Well, I'll be - where did that double-colon come from? It didn't come over the sea and it wasn't in search of India. No, it came with CSS3 and it is not, as some people believe,
Challenge - Week 7Challenge : Island Paradise & Not Distracting
Welcome to another edition of the #CSSChallenge! A refresher real quick of how this works. Check out our Archives to find the complete listing of all the themes thus far. Pick a challenge and design a skin based on that inspiration. It needn't be a literal translation, but something what it reminds you of or the color scheme, etc. We've had several wonderful suggestions for themes so far and many more to come every week.
This is a joint project between CSS-Babes and journalcss, so it no longer uses the group specific tag, instead, tag your finished skin with #CSSChallenge to be added to our Weekly Challenge Collection. I will showcase these in an upcoming post. (we only have one so far!) The challenges never expire.
This Week in CSSAnother week in review. We didn't have any in the full CSS or Gallery Skin categories this past week. I would recommend waiting on gallery skins, as we may expect an overhaul of the code once again as dA updates their site. Keep up on the DeviantArt Timeline Updates to know what is happening that may effect the CSS community.
Design & Commissions
[Commission] Custom Journal Skin by GlassDoe[Commission] Polka dots and laces journal skin by MissBlackNailsKiato CSS by CyphonFiction[Commission] Custom Journal Skin by GlassDoe[Commission] Custom Journal Skin by GlassDoe
I cannot help but notice all of the above commissions are installable this week. If you have been featured, p
May-June TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature and NEWSWelcome to MAY-JUNE 2015’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.<da:thumb id="545617639"/>
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome each one of you and your support!
A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
And a HUGE thank you to all of you loyal Members who have been submitting your most fabulous
Nature Work to our Group for years by now! [Clap]
Without you, we just simply wouldn’t be here. [Aww]
Thanks SOOOO much to ALL of the Members who returned to VOTE on the four main folders with and for us! (And of course, we thank the Admins. who also did so! [Nod] [Rose] )
We appreciate all of you who took the effort to do this!
Thank you for volunteering your time!
[Eyes] SEE you next time for voting, again! Afterall, this is the GROUP'S Group!
[:eager: by darkmoon3636]
CONTESTS!Hey, contest-hungry deviants!
Sorry for the delay, guys! I've changed jobs and was a bit busy... Thanks for the support!
Be sure to send us the winning entries in the contest, we will show them in the group.
Also, check the tag, as it points you to the newly posted contests.
If you want to send us a contest, please Download Our Contest Format Here or check our main page where the format is provided without a download.
Thanks, and on with the contests!
10,200 Points Contest - Summer/Inspiration
This is a contest that features 4 summer-related themes (Sky, ocean, fruits and flowers). Deviants who wish to enter must chose one of these themes and create an art piece that is inspired by their chosen theme.
1st Place: 5000 + llama
2nd Place: 2500 + llama
3rd Place: 1300 + llama
4th Place: 700 + llama
5th Place: 40
Photography Exposed: MilitaryPhotography exposed is a series of articles brought to you by your General Photography Community Volunteers! Kaz-D, Mrs-Durden and overdebated are going to be exposing the popular and the not so popular galleries within main Photography gallery here on DeviantArt. For this edition, I've chosen to focus on Photojournalism ->Military.
What is it?
Photographs of military personnel, equipment, or other related images that document the military in their activity.
I've chosen to highlight this gallery this week because of the recent projecteducate week focusing on Photojournalism. I interviewed tanikel and was absolutely fascinated by her insights into work as a military photographer. Photographs can tell 100 words and 1000 stories and can share millions of mome
NEWS 'til Hell freezes over
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