Pixel FeatureIt's time to made a new kind of feature journal...PIXELS
Watercolor Feature ART-TRADE: Mimizan by smilingStonemourning by namirenn Like a fish in the water by H-YUE Chess queen by DD1992 Kelp girl by Pennaethree of us by Ayayoupart of me by Ysiis Bed of Grass by dodostad Thank you by Chucky-tanDung nhan danh tinh yeu by tuyetdinhsinhvatAutumn Haze by pepperin Ayato by Kutty-Sark
2015Kinda late but Happy New Year to everyone!I hope all of you have an awesome new year and you're doing well~ ♥I barely write journals about my things lately, only features and interviews so here is a little personal stuff.I'm still alive! wow. I got a job. Not that working-like job it's more like a school. I'm getting paid for learning a new profession. u3u It's really boring and I don't interested in it that much. It's about taking care of babies and old people and families. It's like a nurse/maid thing. I hope it'll be useful later, tho. Also, I'll try to apply to university. Animation course, ofc. I know it's gonna be rough because there is only one uni with animation course in the whole country... About artworks.Well... everything sucks. hahaha. :'DI have a deadline and I can't think anything beside that. I didn't even make one single artwork in 2015 so far. I lost my motivation and my inspiration. Maybe because I'm reading too much BL? lol They a
Interview with ShuranIn my featuring comic artists project, our next guest is Shuran-Ruki who is enthusiastic and determined about making her comic.•••♣ Let's start simple. Please, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?My nickname is Kawaragi Shuran. I love draw and anime/manga style since I was little. I was around 12 when I met with this style for the first time . Then I started to draw comics. In the beginning I wrote fanfictions then I started to create original characters and make own stories when I was 15-16. I really love to draw, so if I have free time I draw.♣ What inspired you to make comics?I had own stories what
UpdatesI'll be on hiatus for a little. I won't be as active as I was 'till now.I know I'm not uploading artworks frequently but I'll upload them less from now. Because,• I got a new school-like work (till march)• I'm trying to get the driving license (and trying to not cause the apocalypse :'D)• Christmas (this whole gift-making procedures are freaking me out...) • Birthdays (srsly why everyone has birthday before Christmas?)I'll try to finish all the commissions and my half-done artworks, tho.Maybe I'll upload them here. I'll be back in mid-January, I hope. However I am here for slowly replying to the comments and check out your new works! ♥Also, I'll be more active on tumblr. (reblogs and things) Check it out if you want to see some interesting things or you are just bored.
Commissions are CLOSEDI won't accept any commissions at the moment because of the holidays and school. I'll open it again around January.
Interview with KumiThis time, in my featuring comic artists project, I invited my lovely friend. HatoriKumiko has beautiful artworks and little self-confidence, so let me prove that her works are really amazing and don't need to be shy about it.•••♣ Let's start simple. Please, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?Hi, my name is Kumi, from Hungary, and I'm a university student, specialized in English studies. Currently living in a dorm, only being able to draw at weekends, so this leaves me almost no time to work on my projects at the moment. I've always been interested in Japanese culture and language, so in the future I'm planning on learning Japanese properly, not only through self-study.♣ What inspired you to make comics?Definitely Japanese manga. But even in the past, I've always loved comics, well, like W.I.T.C.H. and stuff, that was the time when I started drawing, not comics, but it w
Interview with FlipflopperyThe project of featuring comic artists is back! Welcome here and let me introduce you, Flipfloppery, who is a really talented artist with an amazing and interesting comic called, Awaken.•••♣ Let's start simple. Please, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?Hey! I'm Koti Saavedra, aka Flipfloppery on the internet, I'm 27 and I'm from Chile. I graduated from animation some years ago and I was working as an animator in a studio I co-founded until recently, but right now I'm in the process of making my webcomic Awaken my full time job. I like creating stories and characters the most, so I'm aiming to do that for a living. ♣ What inspired you to make comics?I'm
To Tell a Story FeatureAs you already know, GetDailyDeviations had a contest with the theme "To Tell a Story".Now here are the winners. Enjoy and check out their amazing galleries! ♥•••:iconannaarmona: •••:iconreenze-nk: Sarajevska Begovska by Reenze-NKHappy New Year 2014 by Reenze-NKBrother's greeting by Reenze-NK Honor Guard Dude by Reenze-NK
Feature: Purplepurple by dev1nPurple sensations by diensilverPurple by x-xSpitFirex-xSoft Purple. by CryingSoulGirlMy Purple Dream by Gilraen-TaralomA Feature for the contest of projecteducate Here the link: http://purple20.deviantart.com/journal/Creating-Awesome-Features-Contest-441470880
7 awesome crafts you probably didn't know existed7 Awesome Crafts you probably didn't know existedThe world of crafting is fascinating and never ending. We have been crafting since the first human molded some mud into a pot, and a seemingly endless list of crafts has been created since. Some crafts are very well known, and you have probably dabbled a bit into them yourself... but some of them are a lot less known. I put some examples together, please enjoy them and leave a comment below letting us know how many of them you already knew if you know any unknown crafts, feel free to share them with us!Extra credits if you already tried some of these!Note: These are NOT totally obscure crafts that are only practiced in remote places of the world or that require specialized equipment, I chose crafts that should be easy enough to pick up but not a lot of people are doing.1. Stone carving.Incredible works of art can be made even from the humble common stone. Precious or semi-
Mineral and Gem Stone FeatureThis feature is about minerals and gem stones: Various forms in their rough states (minerals) and some jewelry and artisan crafts made of these precious stones. In this feature are random artists as well as friends and watchers included. The journal feature is my contribution to group :iconprojecteducate:'s Contest: Creating Awesome Features, Link http://fav.me/d7au940 by :iconWorldWar-Tori:Minerals (rough gem stones)Azurite by RockhoundsMalachite Slab Polished by lamorth-the-seekerFibrous Malachite by RockhoundsJewel
Art History: Celtic Art In Early HistoryCeltic Art - A Look In HistoryWritten by KovoWolf for projecteducate There is something so unique and so humbling about Celtic art that we can immediately recognize it when we see it, though it is difficult to truly describe as a single 'medium'. With intricate designs, swirls, and beautiful knotwork however Celtic art is also a medium that you can recognize when you see it. Because Celtic art covers a huge expanse of time, geography and throughout various cultures, it can present some difficulty when trying to term or define what Celtic art truly is.Celtic art and culture date back as far as the 8th century B.C generally refers to the culture of the European Iron Age from around 1000 BC onwards, until the conquest by the Roman Empire. The Early Medieval art of Britain and Ireland, which produced the Book Of Kells and other masterpieces that are well known today and can be associated with "ce
Fractal Tutorials and the Heroes Who Made Them...I have been creating Fractals using fractal/flame software for about 2 years now, and have been so grateful for the makers of the Tutorials we learn from. In a previous journal we looked at different soft wares that are available to use...most of them FREE. Today we look at a some of the wonderful Tutorials created by people here in Deviant Art. Without their excellent guidance...some of us would still bee stumbling around in the dark trying to figure things out. If YOU have ever been interested in making fractal images...this journal is for you!Apophysis Tutorials by the fractal artist TsukinoHikari20 :icontsukinohikari20: are some of the first I personally began to experiment with.
Art History: Art made with MS PaintIn today's Art History article, we are looking at YOUR art. Specifically, art made with Microsoft Paint."Paint (formerly Paintbrush for Windows) is a simple graphics painting program that has been included with all versions of Microsoft Windows. It is often referred to as MS Paint or Microsoft Paint. The program opens and saves files as Windows bitmap (24-bit, 256 color, 16 color, and monochrome, all with the .bmp extension), JPEG, GIF (without animation or transparency, although the Windows 98 version, a Windows 95 upgrade, and the Windows NT4 version did support the latter), PNG (without alpha channel), and TIFF (without multiple page support). The program can be in color mode or two-color black-and-white, but there is no grayscale mode. For its simplicity, it rapidly became one of the most used applications in the early versions of Windows—introducing many to painting on a computer for the first time—and still has strong associations with the immediate usability of th
Be An Active Watchee We all want active watchers; people that comment on our deviations and add them to their favorites. That get involved in whatever projects we have going on, polls we post or anything else. Active watchers are awesome and we're lucky to have them. But are you an active watchee? Some people return watches, some people don't. However you do it, a big key to have active watchers for most of us is to be active in return! But what is an active watchee? Being an active watchee isn't really that hard, it's just boils down to being involved with your watchers and being part of their deviantART experience too. They watched you for whatever reasons they did. Let it be your artwork, your community involvement, your bribery... whatever it is, they watched you for a reason, reasons we shall appreciate because we are respectable people after all! So without further babbling or .gifs,5 Steps to Being an Active Watchee1. Stay regular
Art History: Tim BurtonWe all know him for his famous movies in the animated world, he's a legend to both children and adults, and has produced some of the most memorable stories in history from The Nightmare Before Christmas to Caroline, Tim Burton has marked his place in the world. But who was Tim Burton and how did he climb all the way to the top?Tim was born in Burbank, CA on August 25th, 1958. Now, Tim Burton may be old, but the guy is still a genius! Starting out with stop motion films at the age of 13, Burton had a passion for films. He didn't do so well in high school, but that still didn't stop him from his passion. After high school, he attended the California Institute of the Arts to study character animation and later attended CalArts where a short film of his attracted Disneys attention and graduated from in 1979.Afterwards, he gained an apprenticeship with Disney, working as an animator, storyboard artist, and conceptional artist for the classic animated films Fox and the Hou
How To Be A Productive WriterHow To Be A Productive WriterYou know the type: the writer who submits something new everyday, who floods your inbox with new poems and prose pieces that they somehow had time to write since the last time you logged in to dA. How do they do it? Are there more than 24 hours in their day? Do they have chunks of spare time that you don't? Super discipline? Magic powers?It may seem like a strange and mystical phenomenon, but believe it or not, that person is probably just as busy as you are. Even more unbelievable: you can become that person, too. It doesn't take magic powers or a high tolerance to lack of sleep or loads of spare time, but it does take discipline. Ready? Okay.Actually, not quite ready yet. You know when you're really on a roll, when you're writing and writing and suddenly... you stop to check Facebook? Yeah. Whether it be Facebook or email or the refrigerator or deviantART, we want to get rid of distractions. Move to a distraction-free ar
#FF - FeatureFriday 14 Hello there!This is nº 14 of my photography feature project called FeatureFriday (or FF). Each week I will be faving photos that I see and show them to you every friday.I hope you enjoy this feature as much as I enjoyed discovering these works! This feature is for the Awesome Feature Contest by projecteducate.(hey, listen!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYWMhzIRzuU Book by Somebody--else the key by aimeelikestotakepicsSummer by Ksuksa-Raykova
Activity vs. Community When combining millions of artists working with different media, style, experience level, etc. being here can become overwhelming and finding your "place" can seem almost impossible. Throughout the last few weeks I've noticed more and more people asking "how can I be more active?" and "how do I get involved in the community?" These are both the same question and completely different questions at the same time. Though the answers to both are quite similar if not the same the difference between activity and community is huge! We're going to cover the answers and difference to both of those in this article.The Basics There are three basic ways to being active on dA and getting involved the community. Everything after this will actually lead right back to these three things. Commenting: is the best and most effective way to particicpate in our community becaus
PE: Shading EmotesShading Emotes'Ello there! If you've been on any social media site, you most likely in one form or another have used an emoticon. An emoticon is an icon that expresses emotion. Such as Emotes are an easy way to express yourself and I'm going to teach you how to shade some. Almost all emotes are sized to be 15x15 (unless you are making a larger one; tutorial by IceXDragon described here). You can use lots of programs to make them. I use MS Paint to make my emotes because I believe it's the easiest to control but you can use whatever you like. An emote's outline will look like this (You can use it if you want. ) : Here's what it looks like at a bigger scale.Emotes should look circular like the one above. I would recommend this size for all emotes at a standard size level. At this stage, I like to mess with the emote to see what k
Landscape Feature High Altitude by ghost-1515 Fish in the Clouds by JJcanvasThe Coming Darkness by noahbradley Low Light by ChibionpuIlluminated shadows. by longestdistance .: Small flights..Big dreams :. by minibruMalibu Creek study by IzzyMedrano haunted house by Manadhiel Brisa by Maaot>> Next theme: Sci-fi***This feature also goes for a