Sat Feb 4, 2017, 9:01 PM
"He felt that the darkness itself was alive and hated him; and it never changed, never slept, never spoke. All it had to do was to wait for him to go mad, to break down, to give up and surrender. Then he would have lost and the implacable darkness would have won."
—Tales From Watership Down, Richard Adams
Elliot 6 by Enemphoto Chunky Monkey 3 by Enemphoto
Little mouse by Alannah-Hawker Urban Cats - 79 by MARX77
Soft by MohannadKassab
Green eyes by thefirebomb
The Time Machine Vol. I❤ Andoledius .:. TeemuJuhani ❤
Untitled by Andoledius Crocodilia by Andoledius
.Stocking Stuffers. by Andoledius
Everlasting Love by TeemuJuhani
Modern Wonder by TeemuJuhani Mischievous Witch by TeemuJuhani
44Faces - Witch by TeemuJuhani A witch and a wannabe by TeemuJuhani
Party Animal by TeemuJuhani
Tuneful Tuesday by TeemuJuhani Lucky heiress (inktober) by TeemuJuhani
Berry Bear Dance by TeemuJuhani
Illustration Grab Bag IV
Owl Man by basakward Inktober2015 - Day 4 by basakward
Just for fun by basakward Inktober 2015 - Day 19 by basakward Inktober 2015 - Day 16 by basakward
007. Disease The wave-room by doming92 1654 by doming92 Little Rolling ows / 2014.1.21 by doming92
Fruits : Hung by doming92
Love Flashsheet by AngelaRizza
Lets have a party by yuuta-apple
AUCTION [CLOSED] by yuuta-apple
Oyasumi by yuuta-apple Midnight by yuuta-apple
World is mine by yuuta-apple
Before The Storm by CapturingTheNight Memories by Meravigiliosa
Two by billlet-doux I WANT TO FEEL THE SUNSHINE ALL THE TIME by sHavYpus
Sea of Spring - Day 242 by escaped-emotions Spring into the Air - Jump 73 by escaped-emotions
No Limits - Jump 55 by escaped-emotions Leap - Jump 35 by escaped-emotions
Aliane by M0THart Disturbing cheetah's family 2 by ste-65
The Oracle by Einsilbig lamp by anjelicek
Illustration Grab Bag III
Witchcraft Pattern by freeminds
Alpaca Pattern by freeminds Lost in Space by freeminds
Et coloris natura I by V-L-A-D-I-M-I-R
Et coloris natura III, IV and V by V-L-A-D-I-M-I-R
Knowing It by PascalCampion
Adora the Wolf Princess by bubug 'Sometimes, I feel like I want to leave' by Sieskja Little house in the woods by ullakko
Pyramid by bentolman
Beefy Cheesy Glory by bentolman
APN Features: Insect Crypsis
Within the biological world, more people have likely heard of 'mimicry' or 'camouflage' than of 'crypsis', but this term is even more encompassing.
"In ecology, crypsis is the ability of an organism to avoid observation or detection by other organisms. It may be either a predation strategy or an antipredator adaptation, and methods include camouflage, nocturnality, subterranean lifestyle, transparency, and mimicry.1"
If you have ever seen a peculiar leaf stuck to your window, only to realize that it is in fact a katydid, you've been fooled by crypsis. Many animals employ camouflage or mimicry, but it is particularly fascinating within the insect world. Perhaps that's just the plant lover in me, enamored with creatures mimicking bota
Kristen's Master Feature List3-9-2017 This became too long for a status message so I'll stick it here. I have spent the last three months racking my brain to come up with a new title for my next illustration feature series. They've always been in essence the same: works I admire and favorite, with different angles taken via certain groupings (such as long features with lots of writing gushing over a certain artist, alphabetical listings from a massive list that I kept on paper, grab bag features with little tidbits recently uploaded or found, the result of years of bookmarking illustrators posted as The Attic series with a charming story at the beginning, etc. etc.). Collections of my favorites or otherwise, there are a few reasons to create series:
♥ They spice things up, so you don't get Illustrations Volume MMXVII. Unless you're into that. I'm not. I can't count that high.
♥ You get feature name recognition; "O
Pseudoscorpion and Weevil by melvynyeo
Wasp by sxsvexen
God is gone by xrust a lazy day by alfred-georg
The Blue Moment #20 by romainjl Day of darkness by AlexandrinaAna
Snake River Bend by SvenMueller
Untitled by mousseeDamage We Have Done by MilanVopalensky
Sur les traces de Crom Cruach ... by Onodrim-Photography
P I E C E . O F . U N I V E R S E by Onodrim-Photography La Metamorphose by Sylfvr
First time... in paris by phalalcrocorax The green little lady by Julieoftheworldtree
Nature Boy by Yuukon
Fall in Love by LarsVanDeGoor
pumpkin by CliffWFotografie
COLOURSCertitude by NonIntentonal:thumb46781627:While You Were Sleeping 04 by UrbanRural-PhotoStockholm houses by ArtIsterikSimply Red by carterrflower drop II by creativegrafixAttention please by sputnikpixel:thumb40160858::: Passion :: by Liek:thumb59346248:Tulip by 99xelegance by ssilenceBloody Tears by DavedeHaan
:thumb64963976:White silhouette by Aimellepop by palominodweezil:thumb40213764:Sweet Christmas by mnoodreams by fadaPink by lessiodecline by ssilencedream vortex by bosniakheartbeats 1 by Ivan-Suta:thumb21762527:Her Flower by kittynn:thumb61570058:Noa's Vacation by b-e-c-k-yPink convention by lexidhPink light by too-much4youPink by muShySoupTears On Her Lips by S3BR4featheryness by Roxsquogglela langue by Ivan-Suta:thumb56138468:Rubicund by mister-kovacs
Sidelines by mmmmiko:thumb47854167::thumb49312718:Purple Wall by tyt2000Violet by cblueviolet by CatchMe-22Soft spot... by auralpurple by tfprinceTogether by pesare:thumb61751889:Presente Permanente by asianrabbitCircles Background by too-much4youThe Outpost by Solkku:thumb60657774:Starfisher by pesare:thumb56405148:The flower ball by too-much4you:thumb47168562::thumb67453269::thumb66392489:Black Water Drop by too-much4you:thumb5624
Why deviantART Will Never Be Perfect"This isn't worthy of a Daily Deviation!" "This user should be banned!" "OMG, moderators please remove this news article!!" "deviantART is going downhill... "
I can't even begin to count the times I have heard a complaint regarding deviantART. Gallery changes, changes to the overall layout, the introduction of llamas, a new moderator, a Daily Deviation, a new senior member... you name it, I've seen people complaining about it. No wait, not complaining but BITCHING.
Calling people names, making threats, rallying up friends/fans - it seems people would do anything to get their point across and have their say. And, sadly, in most cases these kinds of complaints turn into personal vendettas. All of a sudden EVERYTHING deviantART does is bad. EVERY SINGLE THING.
They don't cater to you specifically? They never asked what is your stance on llamas? They never even wanted to know what you thought of that oh-so-famous deviant green? NO?
Well in all honesty, let's be realistic here. W
TMD: 10 X 1010 X 10: A History of deviantART
Proud to be a deviant? This history belongs to you. Is it long? You bet it's long-- ten years in the making long, told by ten of the deviants who built deviantART and kept it alive. So brew up a fresh pot, print up some pages, and sit down to the story of the decade
matteo (co-founder, deviantART): I was eighteen when deviantART first opened its doors. I was so young and naive. I had this idealistic vision of an online community of artists, coming together to promote creativity and the freedom of expression. We had no idea that it would actually succeed beyond our wildest dreams.
jark (co-founder, deviantART): At the time deviantART was conceived, I was living in Chiba, Japan. I had been working on websites for a few years and was actively brainstorming ideas for a new website. My main experience up through that point had been in the MP3 scene; I worked on a site called CyberTropix, briefly ran a skin
Tips and Tricks for PhotographyI'm fairly new to photography, and I always love hearing new tips. So I thought the best way to help myself as well as others was to contact some people I admire. I've gotten some great responses, and here are the results!
1. JessicaBader says:
-When shooting outdoors, the sun should be behind you (unless you're shooting the sunrise/set).
-If you're taking a close-up of the face, put your focus on the eyes.
-Use a tripod for long shutter speeds so that your subject is always in focus.
2. Ursylla says:
-"Practice from the heart and not competitively... following trends in photography gets you nowhere because all trends come to an end eventually."
3. mediocre-matt says:
-"Experiment with different techniques. Don't be afraid of what other people say, just do what YOU want to. When it comes to photography, be selfish. It's all about YOU."
Popularity: A refreshing viewI've read stuff in other people's journals (and in the forums, continuously) about dA being a popularity contest, how unfair it is that some people are popular and other, more deserving people aren't etc. And I'd just like to say...umm, no! There is no such thing as 'deserving' or 'undeserving' when it comes to art, because art gains popularity simply from people looking at it and liking it, and there is no one type of art that 'deserves' to be liked more than any other type. Art is about the message it sends out, inspiring the viewer, getting a reaction, making people think. And it doesn't have to be some amazing complex detailed painting that took six weeks to do to have this effect on people who look at it.
I don't want to get into a whole 'what is art' thing here, cause that's not what this is about. It's about dA and the perceived popularity contest. People whine about 'unknown' artists not getting enough
96 MORE TEXTURES YOU DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED ! FIRST EDITION : http://news.deviantart.com/article/69803/
Blooming by Clovcent
Cracks invert by Stock7000
Mountain Rock by iamthetvStone01 by Azph:thumb120414597:
Wall 001 by ISOStockWall 014 by ISOStockWall 015 by ISOStock
brick texture by beckasConcrete Wall 5 by hope72-stock
Apple core by Mithgariel-stock:thumb120388278:
Grass Bokeh Texture by JeniphoStock:thumb117311951:
decaying sunset by cheesyflips-stocktexture_2 by velvetcat-stockmetal texture 12 by wojtar-stock
texture 1 by tnemgarfMetal 2 by Hjoranna
Old Guide by DustwaveStockFoiled 02 by Stock7000
:thumb116900246:Metal Grate by MaryAnnBubna
metal texture 14 by wojtar-stockscratch and paint on metal by cheesyflips-stock
thing by Doomsday-Stock
texture 114 by Sirius-sdztexture 115 by Sirius-sdzLeather Texture 2 by Tasastock
:thumb115217828:Texture 187 by deadcalm-stock:thumb116607211:Texture background field by fotojenny
Forgotten texture by firesign24-7Geyser Texture 1 by 1pen
Snowing texture by wchildChicken skin texture8 by faestock
Surviving (and thriving) on deviantARTSURVIVING (AND THRIVING) IN THE MINTY GREEN JUNGLE
FINDING HAPPINESS ON DEVIANTART
If you want to get something out of it, put something into it. Visibility on deviantART is mostly a numbers game; there are so many users that unless you're interacting with others, even the highest-quality work may go nearly unseen. This advice sounds like a truism, but people seem to have difficulty understanding that no, their work is not some kind of miracle that breaks all the rules. Don't expect the community to fawn all over you for existing. You have to make them see you.
Don't expect the community to fawn over you, period. These people are usually your peers, but even if you don't think they are - they are not your buttmonkeys. Don't treat people that way.
The people who let you treat them terribly are not the ones you want. Some people will allow, and even encourage you to treat them like slaves. The
Group Abuse: Killing our CommunitiesGroups! What a great feature on deviantART. They kicked off last year and have been a huge success. Nothing but good has come from the groups system or has it? I can tell you that right now under the layer of hype lies a deep, dark problem that's slowly killing our communities, unknown artists, and our ART. I'm going to tell you my own story, then explain.
I'm the founder of a large photography group here on deviantART. We've been using the groups system since the very first day they officially released. At the time of this writing, we have almost 3600 members. We've grown rapidly to become one of the largest and most successful photography groups around. As a founder, it's always interesting to see how your group is doing. It's a lot of fun to look at statistics, new members, submissions, and comments. Until now.
We had an excellent discussion in our group chat debating the following issues. Together, we came up with these issues and decided to raise them to the communit
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbiesPhotoshop tutorials
And I decided to make more useful journals You have to wait for my next tutorial A LOT, so I decided to make short tutorials here...in journals. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: How to make layers, How to change color to a layer, How to make groups/folders, How to change background color, How to rotate canvas and all basics in tool menu on the right side. In this tutorial I used my newest image Mermaid's Wisps, just to show you few things (I just had to open something )
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials l
Things Come in Time
“Why are all your causes so steeped in gloom?”
“Because it’s the gloomy things that need our help. If everything in the garden’s sunny, why meddle?”
Frozen Beauty by Kittyoholic
Conflict by paikan07
Blue Ice by daschristkind
Morning by Trichardsen Hello! by feanutri
Mt Dandenong by JacquelineBarkla
277 by EirikHavre
425 by EirikHavre
434 by EirikHavre
Athyma kanwa kanwa (Dot-Dash Sergent) by melvynyeo
Velvet worm by melvynyeo