Emoticons Tournament!Hello, everyone! :iconsuperw00tplz:This is a quick announcement that I volunteered to judge my friend Web5teR's super-exciting project: the Emoticons Tournament! This project is bound to be really fun for young and advanced emoticonists! I'm excited to see what all of you will come up with! Web5teR launched the qualifying round today!Submissions deadline: June 10 (GMT+4)Click below and check all of the information you need to know! Good luck, everyone!
Oh my GLOB!click for more infoI'm honoured and I love you!
This is it!Today was the last day of my term as a Chat & Forums and Architecture Photography Community Volunteer. It's crazy how fast time flew by! Yet I got so used to be part of the team, it feels very strange to leave it. I've worked with a bunch of warm and supporting people! I'm deeply grateful to Moonbeam13 to have given me this opportunity to get involved with the community and try to improve the Architecture Photography gallery, as well as feature some stunning work, and keep the chats & forums safer and cleaner. It has been a great pleasure!Now that this chapter of my dA history has ended, I hope new ones will start, either through fun projects, new friends, or general deviantFUN!To new beginnings!
Architecture Photography: Feb/March 2013 Summary" I call architecture frozen music. "- Johann Wolfgang von GoetheHere's an overview of the Architecture Photography February and March Daily Deviations! February Daily DeviationsAgainst by jfbSpiders by AdamSherrattArea 51 by HerGashiDidSlashMarch Daily Deviationsour couchsurfing room by osinsh... by existencia5Christmas In Florence by stregatta75Ray of light - Metz by :devMarcusi
NEW! Architecture Photography 'Details'Dear deviants,Some time ago I asked the community in this journal entry how you all felt about some changes to the Architecture Photography gallery. A lot of discussions have been led and, ultimately, it has been decided that a Photography > Architecture > Details could be a useful addition!Today we're proud to announce that this sub-category is finally open! So what goes under Architecture details?Photographs of architectural details, close-ups, fragments, or façades that do not fully express neither an interior or an exterior of a building or structure.Examples:
Architecture Photography: Nov/Dec 2012 DDs" A man doesn't borrow pieces of his body. A building doesn't borrow hunks of its soul. Its maker gives it the soul and every wall, window and stairway to express it. "- Ayn RandHere's an overview of the Architecture Photography November and December Daily Deviations!Happy New Year to you all! November Daily DeviationsWhite / Etude En Lumiere 07 by AlexandruCrisanHallgrimskirkja by elzixVertical Horizon photo book page 7 by romainjlSaint-Exupery IV by EvilienKeep Looking Up by KykyMegmegDecember Daily Deviation
Architecture Photography: October 2012 Summary" Architecture is void, it is up to you define it "- Luigi SnozziA tiny bit late, but here are the October Daily Deviations in the Architecture Photography category! October Daily DeviationsOn the Concrete Sky I Saw Buildings Rise by DpressedSoulVitra Stair by MarcelHieberCS 056 by sth22artGehry: Azure I by timmacauley
Architecture Photography: September 2012 Summary" A real building is one on which the eye can light and stay lit. "- Ezra PoundThere's not a lot to report this month, so just take a chance to enjoy the recap of the September Daily Deviations that follows! September Daily DeviationsPlace I wanna live in.. by ZYXik40 by efecaylakPostcard from Berlin 01 by JACACXIX by lukaspeterecDisorder by marco52.ia. by dasTOK
Architecture Photography: July 2012 Summary" Less is more "- Mies van der RoheWhat's going on?July was a good month! We had a whole projecteducate week dedicated to Architecture Photography and many of you expressed their enthusiasm about the articles that have been uploaded. I'm grateful to all those who took part!For all those who missed it, here's a recap:Monday Architecture Photography: Introduction Architecture Photography Basics: Subject Architecture Photographers: An Interview with Sigurd QuastTuesday Architecture Photography Basics: Composition (1/2)
Thieves problem - public apologyThey have made a public apology to me:https://www.facebook.com/OctopusAccessoriesPlease don't use curse words, no threats, no ugly words, no other drama, i did this so the drama ends.I am satisfied with the apology although that does not erase these unpleasant memories and the lies they told me.I am very happy that you care about my art and what has happened, and i know you were outraged too by what has happened. That's why i want you to see this apology too and know that at least some justice was served. I do not however want to see some shitstorm on that apology, if you're angry about what has happened, and want to vent about it, comment on this journal.Thank you so much for your support in this your comments made me feel better! If i didn't have you on my side, she probably wouldn't have paid any attention to my complaints whatsoever, it's because i had so many people backing me up that i managed to end this problem and have my voice heard.http
200 points giveaway part 2! Halloween celebration Hello, Halloween is my favorite time of the year so I decided to hold another giveaway in celebration! I'm holding a 200 point giveaway for anyone and everyone that wants to participate. It is 100% free for anyone to join in and get the chance to win 200 points! All you have to do to enter is favorite this journalAfter you do that you are in the giveaway -You don't have to comment on this journal, watch me, or favorite any of my works to be in the giveaway (unless you want to do it, if you do I really appreciate it and thank you!) -I will be using random.org to pick the winner-Good luck to everyone and mos
4 requests open! Everyone has a chanceNot first come first serve! Everyone has a chance, and winners are random! :'D This will probably end in a few days, you have time to request!ONLY CANINE CHARACTERSIf you win, I´ll make you a drawing for free! They will only be flatcolored, since I don´t have the time to do larger pieces these days, but I'm in the mood for practicing like this! :') (They´ll look something like this, but with one character and no shadows.)How to get a request:1. You must favorite this journal.2. You must favorite this drawing:3. Comment below with a reference sheet of the character you want me to draw if you win. RULES:-ONLY canine characters! If you request a character of another species, I will most likely not do it, or draw it as a canine. :'D-The winners will be random, and there will be 4
Inspiration: art blogs (part 1)Dear, deviantart fellow artistsHere are some of my favorite art blogs that inspire me and I hope that these resources might be helpful for you too. Muddy ColorsA fantasy art collective that brings together an all-star line-up of illustrators and designers with daily insights into the thinking behind the art of contemporary fantastic art. Great insights from spectacular artists, such as beyond creative and inspiring DanLuVisiArt . Website - muddycolors.blogspot.com.Here is a cool video - painting demo by Rebecca Guay on their youtube channel. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Gurney Journey A daily weblog by Dinotopia creator
Do you/a friend Need Exposure for Adoptables? I've recently found people who have made these really nice adoptables, at least artistically I think they're really well done. And then it pains me to see when very few people bid on them, and this amazing creation can only sell for like, $5 or something.Now I've never tried adoptables, and I'm not sure I completely understand how they work, but what I do know is that it seems artists who do them are really at the mercy of how much exposure they get. In that way, it's much like everything else; if you don't have the numbers, really great work goes unnoticed and sells for a handful of jelly beans.So I'm going to do a journal that features Adoptables.Do you have, or know someone who is selling *nice quality* adoptables but really needs exposure on them? Leave a thumbnail or link in this journal, and maybe I'll choose them for my feature. I can't showcase them all, but I'd certainly like to try and get a few out there.The world gets harder for artists all the time
1,500,000 KiribanI don't ever do Kiribans but I'm doing an exception this time.First person to take a screen cap of my profile at 1,500,000 pageviews and sent it to me in a NOTE will get a 50x50 pixel icon + 1000Screen cap must be uploaded to STA.SH (or to your gallery, if you prefer)Of course screen cap must be legit. If I suspect you cheating, don't expect to get anything :/
Dragons contestIt's been quite some time since we last held a contest and we think it's finally time to have a new one.The theme of the contest is Dragons.The Rules Up to two entries per member! (deviants who have donated prizes ARE eligible to enter the contest!) Entries have to be handcrafted by the submitting deviant themselves and placed in proper galleries (Artisan Craft or Sculpture). They can be done in any medium or technique we generally accept. Entries have to be made specifically for this contest! Entries submitted to dA before October 16th will be declined. All entries must be submitted before December 15th 2014, 11:59PM CET. All entries must include at least a basic description of what it is and maybe how it's made in the artist comment section of the deviation! Be sure to credit tutorials if you used any!The Prizes1st Place Winner:600 from us50 from zuzollPendant and
Group Switch Around Meme Results!The Results!Apologies for the ridiculously late posting, but here are the results of our first group Switch Around Meme collaboration! We had 50+participants, 150+ individual artworks, and a whole bunch of fantastic final pieces, so make sure to take a look. Thank you to all the participants, all our helper line-art and coloring artists, as well as the admins who helped me manage this event. This collaboration event was met with a great deal of enthusiasm, so we will likely have more (better-organized) collab events in the future. These compilations were arbitrarily split up into sets of ten, just so that there wouldn't be one giant file:1. TheShadowEmpress http://sta.sh/01owvv9rpkn72. SimplySilent http://sta.sh/0iyqtgojy503. MizunoSerenade http://sta.sh/025255huawty1. NXperience http://sta.sh/0w5ug43oy72. Yeri-tan http://sta.sh/01dkln5lf0pv3. Sylvae00 http://sta.s
Silver Soldering ToolsArtist's ToolboxSilver soldering is one of many different types of soldering, and is a commonly used technique in jewelry-making. There are many different tools that can be used for silver soldering - I will go over the basic tools that I use in my soldering endeavors, but there are certainly a lot more than I will be able to cover in this article!SolderThe first and most obvious "tool" in silver soldering is the solder itself. Silver solder is just that - it is silver alloys that are specifically created to melt at certain temperatures in order to be perfect for varying soldering jobs. The silver solder that I use comes in sheets & is cut into small chips in order to be used. There are different 'levels,' if you will, of solder - most commonly called Hard, Medium, Easy (and I sometimes use Extra Easy).The difference between the 'levels' is the temperature at which they each melt. Hard solder melts at the hottest temperature, and Extra Easy at th
Architecture Photography: January 2013 Summary" Authentic architecture is not the incarnation of the spirit of the age but of the spirit, full stop. "- Leon KrierHere's an overview of the Architecture Photography January Daily Deviations! January Daily DeviationsSC-1081-opt by scaulier69Simple by Nikolakis-Hectorla vita Italiana by xthumbtakxInterference by Pete1987Winter by yup12
Some fine work, here.