Featured 2013/2So, it's feature time again~ This time with Sir Pikachu
There isn't specifically any theme. They are here because they are wonderful arts!
You are here by Nexivi Winterize by Klaufir Serpentine by Wursu LOX: 2-14 by moosmic Black Feather by Flipfloppery smoulder by littleulvar TnB-angels 2 by siruphial Herbs by viki-vaki
the greatest love by nuriko-kun Paper Plane by corrico Apocalypse is ongoing by DevilIncarnateX Csillagszemu juha'sz by hazumonster
Special FeatureHere is a little Feature from the Mikulás ;D
CAT POWAAA!! by vanille913 [AT] Chibwe by Perikoala Get Jinxed! by ArtOfNecroKid MadoKami by HatoriKumiko the thunder begins [contest entry] by hazumonster
:thumb401119534: Playing To Be Boys by Flipfloppery Daemon Black - Lux Series by Sayara-S
Free: Hot Summer by BEERINGS AT: WingOfWind by Nerior:
And a super-special feature for the kindest person on dA
Echec et mat, Rosa ! by Ammyna Choupineterie en cubes... by Ammyna Dans la foret lointaine... by Ammyna Samourai... by Ammyna Go Japan ! by Ammyna Sous les lumieres de la piste... by Ammyna
if you want to stop hurting:i. i have swallowed down this 3am love
like the ibuprofen i fed myself for my
swollen ankle that time in spain
when i pushed a little too hard and
let go for a little too long.
i have swallowed you down so many
times before, kept you like little embers
in the crevices of my chest, burning
holes through tissue and bone and
everything that i am - through everything
that i swore i wasn't.
ii. a few months ago,
i learnt that it's easier to breathe
with your throat open, to take it
down and let go gracefully,
like opening your palms against
the wind outside the car and inhaling
through your nose.
iii. if you want to stop hurting:
listen to them speak but do not hear their words, hear only their voice,
feel it reverberate against your spine and tell yourself -
this isn't a bad thing.
rebuild your body like jenga blocks. if somebody comes close,
hold their hand and tell them -
i trust you.
let the air rush between your fingers,
let the fire in your arteries sizzle aw
Can't you hear the music? The light fell like raindrops, hitting my bare skin as I danced to the fiery music that surrounded me. Despite their glowing appearance, they were cool and liquid, running down my body like tiny rivers of sunlight. My companions and I saw the woman at the same time, and there was no hesitation. I caught her attention, swaying to the music.
“What are you doing?” the woman asked, her hair falling down her back like a waterfall of silver moonlight. She was beautiful, but tamed. The wild light inside her battled to be free, to dance with us.
“Dancing,” I replied. “Can’t you hear the music?”
The woman looked confused. “Are you alright?” she asked, edging backwards. The shadows danced around her, trying to draw her into the dance.
“I’m wonderful. Won’t you dance with us?”
She shook her head, afraid, and the shadows pounced. I danced close
Stitching the World Together A tear was forming in the fabric. A man and his wife were drifting apart. Quickly she rifled through her bin, selected the red thread of love, passed it through her needle, and stitched the tear closed again.
But even before she finished that repair, an earthquake had destroyed thousands of homes along the coast. She pulled out a purple thread for compassion and pulled the rift together. On the radio, the DJ announced that countries from all over the world were coming together to provide aid to the stricken country.
At the edge, a bit was fraying. Someone was alone and hurting. For this she chose the blue thread of peace and hoped it held. More often than not, it didn’t.
Over on the other side, a patch had come loose. Drought had stricken an area, putting them at risk of starvation. From her scraps she pulled a green patch for life and sewed it into the fabric. Weather reporters forecast rain that night for the first time in
Ancient Egyptian Art and MythologyAuthor's Note
Ancient Egypt was a HUGE society with a rich culture and a highly developed religion. Egypt is one of the most famous ancient cultures because of its unique funerary practices and its incredible architectural feats. Now some of you are reading this because you're interested in Ancient Egyptian art and others of you are (like me) take an art history course and reading this to help study. I will be tailoring this journal for those taking an art history course but no one wants to be bogged down with bland information so I'll try to keep this interesting (not that it's hard because it's ANCIENT EGYPT!)
Note that dates aren't terribly important just make sure you are in the right century
What you really need to know
The entire period of Ancient Egypt lasted from 3500 BCE to 1070 BCE and was broken into four periods: the Predynastic and early dynastic periods (which we are
EXTENDED! OC CONTEST! (5000 Points in prizes!)[UPDATE 2]
Extended the deadline to the 1st of September
[UPDATE] Just a reminder that there is now only SEVEN DAYS left until the deadline! If you want an extension, let me know!
Also, check out my sisters contest entries for the Hugh Howey book track and short story competition! http://www.booktrack.com/#!/landing/hugh-howey
Fan Fiction by Nat - http://www.booktrack.com/#!/bookshelf?booktrackId=bffaabb75e40457ea7b5c07593e54bc7
Soundtrack by Tamara - http://www.booktrack.com/#!/bookshelf?booktrackId=b5c11598c4194d6e8d0dfcc2c3c257d8
I’m hosting a contest! It’s got some pretty epic prizes, including a 5000 prize pool – so if you’re interested, read on!
CONTEST THEME: Draw any one of my characters in any situation or theme matching the given Keywords.
Artisan Craft and Copyright LawArtisan Craft and Copyright Law
As a Community Volunteer I spend a lot of time pouring through the Artisan Crafts galleries looking for art that deserves a bigger audience. I dig through every little hidden corner of the galleries looking at every type of craft, made by everyone from the most watched members to the day old newbies. And every time I do this, I have to double check it all for originality.
My time doing this had shed light on a massive problem inherent in the AC galleries: copyright violation
Now, I'm not talking about the obvious I-stole-your-picture-and-uploaded-it violations. I'm talking about something much more subtle, to the point it feels like most of the perpetrators don't actually realise they're doing it. I'm often about to give someone a DD, until I read their description and find it completely devoid of credit. Rather than getting a site-wide feature, these artists end up on my blacklist instead. It all boils dow
The Unseen Stock - AugustMODEL
Culdalasse Laihendi Ranger 26 by PirateLotus-Stock ...And very far away 97 by RachgracehStock The Geisha 04 by KittyTheCat-Stock Pre-Raphaelite Fairy 02 by svp-stock
Fairy Bower 01 UNRESTRICTED by Elandria Iceland 9 by LeikyaStock Landscape 2 by Gambathy
Iceland 3 by LeikyaStock mountains 04 by celeste1987 Ireland 11 by AfrolovertjeFireworks Texture 12 by Cassy-Blue
Beach white sands by Simbores 479 by MASYON Iceland 2 by LeikyaStock Sunset 5 by queenofeagles
Clouds Stock 54 by BeccaB-323-STOCK Background Stock 8 by BeccaB-323-STOCK Ocean Floor by alixkent Burke Falls 17 by Ardenstock
Sky 160 by Astro-Stock
Using Colloquialisms: Are you down with it? Colloqualism: You down with it?
A word or phrase that is not formal or literary and is used in ordinary or familiar conversation. synonyms: slang, idioms, patois, dialect.
Examples: whatcha, gotta, face on, ovver.
I’m sure you’ve had a good telling off by your teachers for using colloquial language inappropriately in your writing. I’ve had essays returned with the word “too informal” scrawled along the margin or a big red exclamation mark next to a certain word, who hasn’t? What just me? Oh right… my bad!
So WHY would we use colloquial language in our writing, after years of tackling the angry red pen?
I know we’re not supposed to judge a book by its over – or a person by their accent – but it happens. You can tell us a lot about a character by the kind of language they use. Are they all gangsta, dropping hooded verbs
Saxon a gogo 2 by Dewfooter
the huscarl by Liancary-Stock Artemis 2 by PirateLotus-Stock Nordic Warrior by Liancary-Stock
Whiter Shades Of Gray 29 RESTRICTED by Elandria Fency Winter Background by Burtn
PE: ARTIST TOOLBOX: Water-based Media!Waterbased Media!
I love water-based media! What is “waterbased media” you say? Well that would be any kind of water-soluble ink or paint! There are many advantages to working with water-based media, the main one being that many water-based paints and inks are not extremely dangerous to work with (in comparison to oils which are not good to get on your hands people…wear gloves!), there is no need for special clean up or a specific work environment (on that note, please PLEASE do not paint with oils in your living room). Another advantage to working with water-based media is quick drying times. This is a pro especially if you do illustrative works. A third pro to water-based media is that they are somewhat cost effective for us starving artists. Here are some types of water-based media: watercolor, ink, latex paint, and acrylic paint. My favorite type of water-based media is watercolor. Tip: you don’t need t
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without the spaces.
Let's try it!
Pro artist AyameTheDevil
The Unseen Stock - July (ll)Model
Unicorn 01 by KittyTheCat-Stock Little Forest Fairy_4 by anastasiya-landa
Crimsonella stock 6 by charligal-stock Downward Glance by Danika-Stock Woodland Archer 4 by IthiliamStock Double Agent 03 by Null-Entity
Snow Scape 4 by Ardenstock Tree 09 by cemacStock Waterfall Black Forest Triberg by BVFoto Dry Hill2 by oddmountain
Literary Terminology GuideLit Basics Week
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.
Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.
An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.
A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.
A reference to someth
Did You Know - Thumbs CodeThumbs Code
Whenever you do a feature or maybe want to link to a certain deviation the thumbs code is a very handy feature. It allows your viewers to see a smaller version of what you are referring to directly.
But did you know that there are several ways to make thumbs appear?
The most common way is to grab the thumbs code from the sidebar of a deviation.
That way you will get a little preview no bigger than 150x150px.
Another thing you can do is to create a big thumb. For that you just need to add 'big' to the thumbcode, like :bigthumb###:
For our example it will look like this.
Big thumbs will get no bigger than 300x300px.
Alongside those and thanks to AddMedia and Sta.sh you also vary the size on your own.
Either choose deviations from the AddMedia sidebar and make use of the transformation corners or use this code
Advice and Common Cliches for Comic CreatorsAfter several years of being on this site, I've noticed several troubling trends with the comic and literature creators on here. The points brought up here are mostly comic related, but are applicable to written works as well. Contains mild profanity.
For beginners, no art program or drawing tablet is automatically going to make you a better artist. Think of them as tools, rather than tickets. Like learning any skill, it takes patience, persistence and dedication through any medium. Do not be discouraged by another artist's skill or age.Don't worry about your comic's artwork unless you are actually trying to sell your work. I've seen works where the creator was obviously artistically talented, but the story was terrible. The story should come first.Do not go for extreme detail if you cannot handle it. In the worst case scenario, you'd be stressing yourself out and will never be able to finish the comic.
Don't constantly redraw older pages of your comic.
stopped my heart beat - page 3 by pikaole Plan B page 2 by Biffno
AWAKEN-PROLOGUE-PAGE 02 by Flipfloppery WmC - Dream of the Boy - 01 by Z-Pico 002 by rachelnetzer
IDFracture PAGE 91 by IDFRACTURE Page by KillerGoldFish-ka TINF: Landon's first love by bunkun
Old: Circus Page 1 by okchickadee 13pb 31 by tiramisu-soup
BBR 24 Follow the road by Xamag
Mediocre by kajoi