suggested by Doertchen
suggested by JadasArtVision
(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 08:iconkikunakamura:
Aftermath by KaiSaunders
Crash Landing by KaiSaundersPinnacle by KaiSaunders
Serenity by KaiSaunders
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(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 18:iconFusiGirolamo:
suggested by Gryffgirl
FireDahlia by CamilleYodaNeedleCastle by CamilleYoda
Tentacle hair with rabbit flowers by Micha-vom-WaldChapter 4 - Dreams of the Deep by Micha-vom-Wald
Chapter V by Micha-vom-WaldOwl on house by Micha-vom-Wald
Tobias by ShirleysStudioAnwen by ShirleysStudio
Hot air balloon Aviator II by ShirleysStudio
(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 02:iconcompictor:
suggested by JadasArtVision
suggested by JadasArtVision
Gaurdians of the Margins: Fox by pencilearsGaurdians of the Margins: Rabbit by pencilearsGaurdians of the Margins: Crow by pencilears
suggested by mashkina
Let It Go by virydiTea Girl by virydi
Awakening by virydiBirdy Bookmark 2 by virydi
Blueberry cat by OneCrazyCleric
(-404) Deviant Found, vol.12:iconMarkelli:
Suggested by Somaritan
fantasia by MTrafimofftime by MTrafimoff
The Red Bird by AutumnAlchemyEast of the Sun West of the Moon by AutumnAlchemy
The Forgotten Door by AutumnAlchemyLeave Poor Old Mr Owl Alone by AutumnAlchemy
sketches on the feathers by valuing-a-lifeThe soul of the swan by valuing-a-life
a song of the wind by valuing-a-life<
Every single one of you, if you draw or paint, at least once was stuck - or will be - with this thought in your head: how should this body part/perspective/chiaroscuro be drawn correctly?
Some certain aspects of creating a picture and its composition make quite a challenge, especially (but really not only) for a beginner. This is where references come in handy. Written from a point of view of someone, who used to use them often and who does not anymore - almost at all.
The best and easiest when it comes to follow, storage and collect - photo references can be called without hesitation the most popular of this specification. On deviantART, you've got the amazing Resources & Stock Images category full of brilliant reference pictures - and there are deviants with accounts dedicated completely to providi
Dreamy Theodor KittelsenAs I've previously promised, after the articles about Sulamith Wülfing and about John Bauer, the time comes for an article about Theodor Kittelsen.
...Theodor Severin Kittelsen, being a great representant of the Golden Age of Illustration, is one of the countless artists who received more attention and appreciation a long time after their death. I don't say "proper attention", it's still far from it.
His depictions of Scandinavian folklore creatures are said to be equally cannon to the trolls portrayed by the definitely more famous John Bauer. But, unlike Bauer, Kittelsen didn't focus just around trolls (which are, you must admit that, most of Bauer's creations - although his sudden death at young age is
Through Sulamith's Eyes
I consider Sulamith Wülfing being one of my most beloved illustrators of all the time - ever since I found her works. What do I find especially exquisite in her pictures? The colours she used. The way she used to draw and paint hands and cloth. Generally.
Who was Sulamith Wülfing?
She was born in 1901 in Elberfeld, Rhine Province of the Kingdom of Prussia, as a child of Karl and Hedwig Wülfing. For her further existence and creativity, important was the fact that her parents were Theosophists (as wikipedia says: Theosophy refers to systems of esoteric philosophy concerning, or investigation seeking direct knowledge of, presumed mysteries of being and nature, particularly concerning the natur
(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 09:iconEntenn:
Corvus corax by Sweet-BreadEira by Sweet-Bread
suggested by Somaritan
meat shot by volkano-artautumn by volkano-art
generation angeldirt by volkano-artgirl with a bug No.2 by volkano-art
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Summer Feature of GrimGloomTale Summer officially began a wee bit less than 3 weeks ago and it's time for our Summer Feature. As always, you'll find here only works having below 100 favourites - but even this filter didn't make it easier to choose so few for this showcase, so be sure to check GrimGloomTale's gallery.
We also have, as some of you remember, a contest going on, Tolkien themed. It's only a month to go! I might consider extending the deadline if needed.
Since we don't get many submissions to two our folders, Clothing and Jewerly and Artisan Crafts, I decided to merge them into one, named after the latter. However, it's not closed for anything else than A.C., since it also includes the old Clothing and Jewerly - as the folder description says, you can submit to it also fashion and cosplay photos, when the outfit is clearly presented.
Colour Feature: NO COLOUR
The Descent by Heraklid
triangulation by bracketting94
A Forest Of Stars by ChrisEvoPhotoNightmares by the River by anaPhenixilusion by blablagustina
Rocks and Islands .... by abhishek82
XIII by lukaspeterecLamenting about yesterday's sad ending by DeadOhioSky77
Sorrows Drown-Mono by 11thDimensionPhoto
PE DDs: When It's Not Always PositiveWhen DDs Go Awry
Daily Deviations, or “DDs,” are frequently held in very high esteem on deviantART. After all, what artist does not want his or her work displayed for more than 20 million viewers to see and admire? The benefits of receiving a DD feature include increased exposure for your work and a day in the spotlight for you as an artist. Many people therefore view DDs as badges of honor, awards that make them proud and validate the time they spend in our community.
Be careful what you wish for!
Don’t get us wrong-- DDs are wonderful for the purposes listed above. But, they can also bring a lot of drama upon the artist, especially if they are controversial.
Let’s talk about some of the sources of this drama.
Some people feel that people who post art-- and especially those whose art is worthy of a Daily Deviation-- should have thick enough skin to accept criticism as well as praise. They argue that criticism is part
(-404) Deviant Found, vol.14:iconFunderVogel:
Carai an Ellisande by AlsdaleWatcher of the Seals by Alsdale
Lunam by Solys
They by Solys
SIlk scarf CHERRY BLOSSOM - FOR SALE by MinkuLulSilk scarf WHITE TREE of GONDOR - for commission! by MinkuLul
Silk scarf 'Waterlily and Dragonfly' FOR SALE by MinkuLulSilk scarf Japanese Gold - FOR SALE by MinkuLul
Art History - Interview with SamuelRaffa:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations:
As part of Traditional Art History Month I will be interviewing some of the Traditional Art Community, including your lovely TradART Community Volunteers
Today it's the surreal SRaffa, your Community Volunteer for Traditional Art
Hi SRaffa, tell us a little about yourself and your style of Art.
I grew up loving comic books and album covers, and that's the art that's had the biggest influence on me. I went to art school, and pursued work as an illustrator as soon as I graduated; I didn't start doing personal work for myself until eight years after I graduated, and I'm still doing that. My style of art is largely about trying to visualize psychological and spiritual states in a way that makes them emotionally compelling.
What is it that attracts you to Traditional Art?
I work digitally in my job as a graphic
October 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-upHello all,
As this month is coming to a close, I present you with October's Traditional Art DDs.
Features by deshrubber
Green Squares by wlkr swan by jennomat Pray by marctist Chryseyelis + Time Lapse by XeNzO 3 friends by SVerykios-Paintings Violet-tailed Sylph by Carcaneloce Varicose by Philliewig Aa Vaere Liten by LinnFeyling A Viking Lady 2 by Ihsahnity last song by ShuShuhome Insignificant Boundaries by Face-Reality Fall colors by AuroraWienhold Frankenstein's Laboratory by stephenburger
Features by SRaffa
OVERFLOW by isabelledk La serena. by SprinkleSprankles Rhinemaidens by Ninidu The world of fairies by olga-kreuzfahrer Broken Stacy 2007 by los58 Sooyoung by KLSADAKO Tanya the bird by ero-nel Speak No Evil by hammerable S.portrait by wwiwa84 Headphones by macarena One by nina-frutos :thumb306983375: untitled by Ragdollar Heady Machinery by VanessaLemen My Dark Spirit by Catalina-Estefan Portrait in Progress by DRDAquila She and Me by atefehaban Fan Bingbing Madame Figaro cover by Pevansy three wishes by monsieur-arlequin Became a Bitter Lie by VotM :thumb333175903: P H O S P H O R O U S by Acoldwar mechanical incubation by vitxy dollytea by foolbot :thumb23976404
August 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-upHello all,
As this month is coming to a close, I present you with August's Traditional Art DDs.
:thumb319934980: OR by RichardLeach :thumb317877216: Shambles by MeganJustine86 New Blue Sky by moldyb K by caldwellart Escape by ebcbrown Jungle spirits by Odomi2 New Zombie by Trapjaw Enlightenment, Oil on canvas, 20x29 by Cefalo Impending Impoundment by bryanhible Undertone X by greQ111 Hands No. 5 by BeanBoo86 MANDALA ASSIMETRICA 1 SERIE GENESIS by LIDIAMARINA Petrie by SquareFrogDesigns R O A D R U N N E R by Angelstorm-82
Ravenna by rivyinrivendell Want to buy some illusions by black-hydrangea Innocence by Dragos-Sulgheru The Little Mermaid by Uuju Neruda Mistral by imaginante naked mind by ako-si-boi The Tattooed Man by mitchellnelson Dreaming by Danghieu centaurus by nnnnnnnnnnnnnnn silent friend by phoebe-johnson :thumb255077963: Deep breathing .. by Ihsane-ch poppy bath. by palechub Breathe No More by PhilipMTraditional Summer by batang-alien Fairy by Astaldo-Fea away, but not enough by leilalilium Yana by EgorMisanthropy Keira Knightley Ballpoint Pen by AngelinaBenedetti under the sea by Kris-Kamikakushi :thumb3181317
(-404) Deviant Found, vol.13:iconkirpichman:
Autumn Shades of Middle-earth by Valentina-MustajarviMoments of peace by Valentina-Mustajarvi
Under the frozen sky by Valentina-MustajarviEscaping from vargs by Valentina-Mustajarvi
Nurana's New Job by charcoalfeatherRenewal by charcoalfeather
Nurana by charcoalfeatherArt Nouveau: Mitya by charcoalfeather
ProjectPorkchop Vol184ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.
Suggested by PirateLotus-Stock
Bigfoot Coffee Break by Fairville1979 Triple Self Portrait by Fairville1979
Suggested by PirateLotus-Stock
Silver by de-pilo-pendet Carassius by de-pilo-pendet Wilde by de-pilo-pendet Cleo by de-pilo-pendet
Suggested by Riemea
ProjectPorkchop Vol 175ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.
Beyond the deep sea. by vitxy Snailien by vitxy Escape from the eye by vitxy Runaway in the night by vitxy
'I UNFOLD FOR YOU' by jewdtemple 'Anew earth' by jewdtemple :thumb337662
PE Interview with DD Suggester Minato-KushinaAs part of Daily Deviations PE week we have interviewed the lovely Minato-Kushina who has been suggesting DDs since November 2010. She has since then had over 500 suggestions accepted and as a result of her regular suggestions, made her name known on the DD page.
What first got you interested in wanting to suggest DDs?
I don't really remember the exact point when I started paying attention to DDs. I guess, I saw these beautiful pictures at the bottom of my page. Gradually, I understood that they were a kind of "award" for outstanding pieces. I was also wondering how some people could suggest DDs! By searching here and there, I found the way.
I eventually decided to send my first suggestion to rydi1689, the then Fan Art Gallery Moderator. She is so kind, she accepted it immediately! This encouraged me to suggest more and eventually to love this task. I am generally shy with others. So this gesture, although it may seemed normal to her, it was
Walkthrough: TestingThis is based off an article I was asked to write for Model Mayhem, I’ve edited it to make it hopefully more interesting and useful to those of you looking to test with agencies, or who want more information about how tests work - this isn’t necessarily an example of a standard test, it’s more to show how unpredictable the world of Fashion is and hopefully to teach you to just roll with it!
Tests (sometimes referred to online as TFP but only ever called tests in the real world) are when people come together and collaborate - essentially offering their work for free in return for photos for their portfolios.
Tests sometimes involve a full team (hair, make up, styling etc) or sometimes just involve the photographer and a model, there’s no set rules.
Testing: A Vague Walkthrough
The day I’m going to talk about is one of the least pre-planned shoots I’ve ever done - seriously, I thought I was going to have a nice quiet day o
Leonardo da Vinci's Anatomical DrawingsIf getting your gear together and heading out for an evening of life drawing sounds like more trouble than it's worth, consider what Leonardo da Vinci endured for the sake of educating his own singular vision.
Rumors of da Vinci resorting to grave robbery persist to this day, but the truth is that he was allowed to dissect and study corpses at the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence.
Leonardo da Vinci's studies of the human skull in 1489 borrowed three-dimensional drawing techniques from architecture that had never been seen applied to anatomical studies before. A new technical vocabulary for anatomical drawings was created and da Vinci's sketches in plan, section, elevation, and perspective marked a massive progression in how the body was documented.
Criticized for his undertaking, Leonardo passionately defended the purpos
Tolkien - contest #8This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.
-Mr. Bilbo, where are you off to?
-I'm going on an adventure!
The very recent release of The Desolation of Smaug trailer quite inspired this contest's theme. It's just six months to go! Your task in this contest is not simply to draw a character or place from the Middle-earth, that would be just another boring Tolkien competition, wouldn't it?
Fire. Mountain(s). Ruins. Shadow. Flower. Treasure. Couple. Smoke. Lights.
9 words for one quest! Your entry must include at least 3 of these things (and you should mention the ones you've picked in your deviation's description). It must refer to something that actually happened in the Middle-earth or other realms from its dimention described by Tolkien. Entries showing nothing but a character posing like a statue or copied screenshots from the movies won't be accepted, this is
A creature in my house - contest #9This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.
-Mum, can I invite the neighbour from the top floor for a tea? He's cute.
-Darling, we live alone on the top floor and there's just the roof above us.
Is it a nice house elf? Or the annoying one stealing just a single sock from a pair? Or its cousins, living in the wardrobe and biting holes in your coats. Or something worse, disturbing or gruesome... Does it live in your room, in the kitchen, or somewhere else in your house? What is it?
This Autumn, in this contest your task is to present us that creature from your house. Inside - no gardens. Unless the garden is inside. And it doesn't have to be your house, could be the one you dream about. Heading back to the creature itself - you may consider it an invader from your point of view, but perhaps it lived there a long time before you were born... or it follows you wherever you move in. Good if it's a harmless on
Jean Giraud (Moebius)
Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (also known as Moebius) was a French comics artist, working in the French tradition of bandes dessinées (bandes dessinées is derived from the original description of the comics art form as "drawn strips").
Many artists from around the world have cited Giraud as an influence on their work. Giraud was longtime friends with manga author and anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Giraud even named his daughter Nausicaä after the character in Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Asked by Giraud in an interview how he first discovered his work, Miyazaki replied:
"Through Arzach, which dates from 1975, I believe. I only read it in 1980, and it was a big shock. Not only for me. All manga authors were shaken by this work. Unfortunately, when I discovered it, I already had a consolidated style so I couldn't use its inf
ProjectPorkchop Vol183ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.
india by ShangaiLily unicorn by ShangaiLily
Suggested by KDragan
Tarot - 7 The Chariot by zsofiadome Tarot - 4 The Emperor by zsofiadome Tarot - 1 The Magician by zsofiadome Tarot - 0 The fool by zsofiadome
ProjectPorkchop Vol166ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.
Say hello and goodbye by Aelliseu Spirit Master cosplay by Aelliseu
WAUSAU LIGHTS by Snarbaz BAY BOLT by Snarbaz FUZZY MOON by Snarbaz MILKTIME by Snarbaz
L'AGE DE RAISON - ART FANTASTIQUE by Chaudesaigues :thumb32
Not So Traditional Tuesdays #10This little feature is now into the double digits of editions . This wasn't something I that had I planned on doing. Originally this was just a one off article because I was bored one day, and started typing in random search words. It is still fun to do though, so I think it will keep going until it no longer is.
The things that make one piece of art great applies, for the most part, to other genres. A painter can
learn how light and shadow fall from photography, photo-manipulators can learn about composition from a great Manga drawing, and literature can give you the inspiration to try something new or take your work to the next step. You may never try all art forms you see! You can however take what you learn from them and incorporate that into your own work. It could be the difference between stagnating and that breakthrough every artist wants to find! Now on with the show!
**WARNING:Viewing these works of art may cause giddiness, elevated heart rates, and happiness in
(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 01:iconManadhiel:
suggested by Doertchen
suggested by JadasArtVision
Snow White and Rose Red by noctilluccaLittle Red Riding Hood by noctillucca
Red Riding Hood by dante-mkWild Hunt by dante-mk
below the surface by dante-mkThe passing scenery by dante-mk
Jane Eyre by AnitaSRWoman In Front of a Mirror by AnitaSR
Dominion by AnitaSR