Deviations under a 1,000 views: Cities VII
decay by CaterpillarPatison
Golden Gate Fog by Mark-IngramBuilding 001 by mrhollow_ by Germanex:thumb156736062:
It's Getting Cold by ADotInTheUniverseForward to Time Past by ApsalaarHoliday Alley by theblindalley:thumb263371942:
_ by Germanex:thumb202316805:Theatre by Blubdi-Photography
Night in Dubai by Mishari-AlreshaidFaster Than Lightning -1.1- by Hosam93Meet You In Lisbon by MyPlaceAtDeviantART
Monaco HDR by themainman2810saat 6 yoksun by penetre:thumb204312540:
Saint Paul Bokeh by BM-Photography:thumb74988477:Portland III by barrel-maker
Jaen by StrengthInEditsParis Trip 4 by DavidBenolielcasablanca at night by Anouar65
Saatchi Gallery by theravenbardAbout Today by theravenbard:thumb299826220:
Parliament House, Helsinki by LeessaRayIntermission by MARX77endless by Blubdi-Photography
Blue Shorline by Mishari-Alreshaid_ by Germanex_ by Germanex
Yellow Palace by CarlosBecerra_ by GermanexD.O.T. by MARX77
City by LeessaRayFrozen moment by emizaelRome...the eternal city by noapotter
Portraits: I |
Feature: Cities II
Summer Blues by RedRamoBerlin - German Cathedral by pingalleryBordeaux by Black-Ban
A supple heart by CrocodililachrymaeParis Lightship by fayeanaStreets of Lodz by fishcrosser-pl
:thumb126305264:Hamburg by elizabethtown60B:thumb183544796:
Ghost Train by superflyninjaSubway tunnel II by NunoFigueiraHighway lights. by XalexutzaX
Back to XIX th century by Sllyvainswoosh 6 by FelixIndenHannover 4 by shenik
.-- by slatkatajnaI by deryayilalFrom the bottom I by FeliDae84:thumb258246787:
gold dusted by A-l-a-s-s-e-aWater Palace by OnurYThe Empire State by abhennaOld and New by Katarynaa
The Light over the Building? by omergaflaI'm lost. Find me VI by JoannaRzeznikowskaRainy Night In Rome 2 by superflyninja
Fog VI by SyrjuszWarsaw by night by papagall:thumb65901662:
Building tomorrow by j3TizedDerelict by RejeanBrandt:thumb99158755:
Phone Box by abhennarainy bokeh. by hnjiSunrise at the Shipyard by morfeus888
:thumb227510129:Midnight Tram by yaelperezKiev at night, 9 by DeusInDaemone
Ghosts by tiboat8hTwo Faces of Budapest by cyricjumalaBunderan HI II by Cryosz
Foggy morning by GrzechoolLight in the dark by juneheeNight Train 2 by superflyninja
Under 1,000 Views: Dreams (Atmospheric) I
Airport View 2 by netrexabove the clouds by Quadraro:thumb356967516:
Light In The Woods by MikkoLagerstedtno limits by SchlafundAtemlosAn Overdose of Nothingness by MarsiaMS
Egyptian Raven by lostknightkgSolar Wind 5 by siamesesam/^ by Gunbowolf
:thumb344903904:Alone by samuilvelshehrazad's dream by madampuder
Gio e Teo by darthefremOrdinary Story by beyondimpressionWaiting For Headless Horseman by Sudlice
Deviations under a 1,000 views: Perspective I
Day dream by T1supfountain by hummingbbird
Electricity by Ethiodraw it beautiful by chaneyphotography_ by Germanex
carpe Noctum I by arslansinanballoons in Christmas by giosolARTEF-15E Americain by InuksukReflecting Religion by RejeanBrandt
10010015 by lllnastyalllLike a Million Lights by McKenzie-JamesStreet Sunsets 2012 by FilipR8
Art is Hard by DavinAtMidnightswirl by GemmaGreenKey to my Fire by PetalDreams
Artery by Sigurd-QuastCoffee 2 by MeuhdanslepreFlying Castle by puzzleheaded
Anemone by NNarcissusright as rain by elalmaIt never rains but it pours. by Sandrita-87
Cold by SonjaMaltarBlack bird by pandasc2300 by AriTesterLove Never Dies... by benjoin
Past by Phoenix2bParis by munozdetorogFan by scoiattolissimo
Knotty. by 48photography:thumb278551786:Great Lake Road by GothicNarcissus
_ by Germanexgo home express by Germanextheater by infin1tyEZ
Mirage by KizukiTamura:thumb149345796::thumb273450173:Empreintes by amiejo
Under 1,000 Views: Portraits XIV
Alectra S1 147-2 by BoldDanielDaydreamer by Jay-JusufN by TrueMalyugin
:thumb203920218:Hint of blur by attilaalexovicsbed time story by 1310151151807
she`s never be alive. he`s dead by SolMaySmokin hot by ruucaBack. by Tydart
Girl in Feathers by SuitcasefotografieA Soul by jaquesmorganPurple and Blue Curls by lizzys-photosUntitled by NickSachos
wanderlust by AlexDannimonotony by mariascherliesTouch by orlibraorli
I'm In Love by Oleghka** by KittieGravebreathe by Zim2687
Dekta by MyBlackPrinceCarmen Queasy VI by carolinedemonlady pearl 3 by davidvelezfotografia
Common Misconceptions: Digital ArtCommon Misconceptions: Digital Art
Hello everyone! This is the second installment of the series of “common misconceptions” surrounding different areas in art. This blog will cover the most prevalent myths that surround the medium of digital art. (it's chock full of super sweet images, check out the wonderful artists!)
Digital Art requires less skill than Traditional art
This is probably the top ranking myth. There is no “shortcut” when it comes to making good quality art period. It is not any easier to paint a beautiful image on a computer than it is with a brush and canvas. Most people who make that argument don’t really have any personal experience with creative software or they chalk up digital art as simple drawings in MS Paint.
Digtial Art requires less practice, anyone can do it
Like any skill out there, digital art needs the same amount of practice as you would need with a pen and paper. A
Common Misconceptions: Traditional ArtFirst of all, hello! It's been almost a year since I contributed a blog post to this lovely group so I want to say hi I'm back folks! I have a lot of artsy things to share with you all that I've learned (and am still learning) so hang on tight! While I was thinking what to write as my first topic, I decided to kind of go back to the beginning as far as our thinking as artists goes in the creation process. I've come up with a short series called "Common Misconceptions" just to debunk some myths and misguided trends that are so often part of what we experience as we grow. This first "Common Misconceptions" topic will focus on traditional art.
Traditional is better than digital because it takes more talent and skill
WRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONG. Did I say that was wrong, I'll say it again for emphasis WRONG! Like all mediums, digital art is simply different than traditional art in the same way photography is different than fi
Project Educate: Basic Photography TerminologyPhotography Terminology
This is a term that refers to the way the lens blurs the image and the aesthetic quality of that blur. Some lenses cause the image to blur that is pleasing to the eye, whereas others blur in a more unpleasant or distracting way. It is considered good practice to have the subject of the image in focus, while the background is blurred. Bokeh occurs in the part of the image that lies outside the depth of field and photographers sometimes use a shallow focus to make the out of focus regions more prominent.
Depth of Field
This refers to how much of the scene is in focus. In portrait or macro photography, it is better to have a shallow depth of field and keep only part of the image in focus, as opposed to landscape photography where you'd generally want a larger depth of field and keep everything in focus.
Project Educate: Composition BasicsThe action of putting things together; formation or construction.
The term composition simply means 'putting together' and is applied to all forms of art. In this respect, composition is all about the placement, arrangement or organisation of the individual elements within a photo. The composition of a photograph is what catches the viewer's attention and is what makes the image pleasing to the eye. By practicing and developing basic composition techniques, you can produce pieces of work which can recreate the impact of the original scene.
Some tips for developing composition skills are;
Look around using the viewfinder every time you take a picture.Look at each element and how it impacts the overall composition.Become familiar with your camera. Learn how it works, play around with settings and really get to know how each setting changes the overall image.Experiment and practice. Experiment and practice. Experiment and practice.Study other pieces of art; photogr
PE DD Week: A DD is not an award, but a feature.
A DD is not an award but an art feature.
There. I said it. A DD is not a prestigious award that will change your life drastically, it's just a 24h feature.
But why is it so important to make this distinction?
It's just a way of naming something and therefore should not be of great importance, yet it makes all the difference in how people perceive a DD.
On the importance of terminology
As mentioned in the intro, the biggest problem when it comes to Daily Deviations arises with the choice of words used to describe what a Daily Deviaton is. When you call it an award, people will automatically assume that the Daily Deviation is the cream of the crop of every deviation posted ever on this site and that no art featured after it should be able to be perceived as "worse". However, when you call it a feature, most people are fine with the picked deviations and don't even hold them to the high standards of living up and
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION 2014 - PART I
it burns by SolMay :thumb169431591:
Mmm0456 by metindemiralay It's a new day... by minon-minon New Little Baby ! by ClaraLG
Neon Moon by LUCILALEYLA Aniron by CarolineMadison Silent Melodies by ElenaHelfrecht
The Rock II by borda Mdf 0021 by metindemiralay good morning by Santina
Soul thief by EbruSidarPortrait Bless The Fall by FurtiveLungs Two Step by ickylust
Portrait of a Cat by ennil Waterfall by Ryo-Says-Meow . . . by sandrawiklander
Lazy Sunset by Stuzal :thumb339100694: Endless Dreams by my-bohemian-spirit
Ann by TrueMalyugin Amor, IV by escondidaeye [Rise Of Aries] by H0LL0W25
Autumngirl by JuicyCinnamon Chaumont-sur-Loire II by rhipster Rebellion by Pierre-Lagarde
Surreal Landscape by Awstein Cityhop - Rona by noukka Tunnelvision by fotodesign1
motel fetish by EvaPechmarie Ashalynn Marie 2 by recipeforhaight I Was A Bad Girl Today by BadRebeque
Looking by ninazdesign Nicole portrait by Boas73 Eye on the Feeder by Good-e-nuf
Beautiful Alyona by AlexKPhoto Panthera Pardus Melas D71-3789 by BiBiARTs Panna by Wordup
Vitaly Druchinin Lips rollover by xMissPeepx purple delicate by Amelie1994 A M A N T I VI by blueanto
I've nothing to give VII by Moosiatko bedtime stories by doormouse1960 Ego Sum Via Veritas Et Vita by Bela01
Golden Eye by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Ayelen II by PatriciaD :thumb392
Macro Spotlight Vol. 24MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 24
Jumping Spider by Vexxa
a blue by tasiy
Roller coaster Bug's by diensilver
waterdrops_207 by h3design
Colour clash by Mark-Allison
Tears of Healing by goRillA-iNK
MDC_06 by relhom
water drops crash by globalunion
What's Up by BenHeine
Facing an Alien Foetus? or a Fern in the Forest? by Cloudwhisperer67
Drops VII by KamiSae
drops by AdrianaKH-75
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Freebies and Resources!Hi everyone! Everytime I come across anything pertaining to us starving artists that's free, I'll be diligent to share it! It's important to always keep a bank of info to pull ideas from around you and these definitely shall help with that!
Everything listed here is totally free
Free Vectors @ Vecteezy: http://www.vecteezy.com/ If you do any kind of logotype work with vectors this site will really come in handy. It's a pretty large database, so there's something for everyone!
Free Fonts @ dafont: http://www.dafont.com/ I'm always looking for really cool fonts to use in my artwork, and if you are too, they've got a really cool selection at dafont! If you're into typography it should be a really helpful resource!
Free Art Software @ freeartsoftware:http://freeartsoftware.com/2d-application-software.htm OOOOH BABY! It's really tempting to download everything on that site! If you're having a hard time finding the right software to work
Are perceptions slowing you down?Without the wonderful phenomenon of perception, we human beings would be highly confused creatures, unable to understand the world around us. On a more abstract and less biological level, perception plays a large role in how we form opinions. A lot of the world around us is based in absolutes, for example: apples are, and will forever will be, either red or green however, there are less rigid "rules" so to speak for other categories of "things", art being one of them. Art is a forever evolving animal, changing, growing, warping, and expanding. It crosses over boundaries and breaks through barricades, it whispers and shouts at the same time. Art is very powerful, infectious and potent. All of these things explain why we feel almost violated when we see art we do not like (which is a discussion for a later blog ) What we will be discussing here today are our perceptions of art. One of the many wonderful things about the arts (all of them, not only the visual arts) ar
Traditional PaintingsI feel like sometimes we focus too much on the cutesy, polished stuff on DA's front page and don't see the less popular but far more powerful artwork. Traditional art offers so much depth and subtlety. Here are some of my favorite paintings. Enjoy the rich colors and textures.
Towards the End of Time by joakimnordin
Clouds by lychi
Winter by yelou
Lost by kaiserknife
Alice in wonderland by faQy
Heart of the Sunrise by Bluefingers
Cold Hard Facts About Making ArtHow is everyone doing?
I hope you guys are okay.
I just want to share some advice about creating art for the online community.
Making and posting art online is a great way for someone to learn skills and build confidence in a relatively safe and amateur setting. However like all beautiful countryside's, there is an ugly cow taking a huge dump in the middle of it or nuclear plant spewing its toxic waste all over it.
So here my cold hard facts about making art -
1. Don't waste inspiration
If you find the inspiration for a great idea, get it on paper immediately. The problem with inspiration is that one day it hits you like a speeding truck and the next day, just as quickly, it goes away. Don't be afraid - Enjoy the inspiration when you have it!
2. People will steal your art.
When you put your art online, everyone will assume they have the right to it. They'll put it on their blogs and they'll try to pa
Advice for artists...While I don't know if I'm exactly qualified to give advice on the matter I was thinking about it while looking for tutorials on youtube and I can't get it out my head now. I've had alot of comments in the past from artists about them not being able to do things and I always tell them that they can but it seems like very few actually believe me. I notice that on other people's tutorials as well. People saying "I wish I could draw like that" and it stuns me that they don't know they can. I guess it shouldn't though...I remember thinking like that myself. I mean, if you asked me when I was 18 or 19 if I'd be able to draw/paint half the things I do now I would have laughed and said that there was no way in hell. I realize I've probably ranted on this before, maybe on some of the exact same subjects but...what the hell... one more time I swear.
Things I've learned about drawing:
* Unless you're just an incredibly fast learner, most tutorials are useless for beginners. Not saying you shouldn
Feature: Cities I
City Mist by CalleHoglundberlin friedrichstrasse by Fersy
Arrival at Moscow by bulgphotoNew York at night by Benijamino070413084309 by EntrezSansFrapper
Dublin CP5 by superflyninjaOn the road by Alexandre-BordereauVenting by jonniedeeThe Giants' Alley by VerticalDubai
sternschanze by mtribalVespa 2 by DermooAlley Cat by chrisbucks
Cologne at Night III by HellwegThe Train Station by nprkrTime by CDLush
Copenhagen by SchneltserMan on Wire by paikan07Stockholm I by CalleHoglund
the traveller 3 of 4 by lomby79Rabbit In Your Headlights by DavinAtMidnightupside down by souzou-en-ciel
urban night by ChristianRudatToxic London by Viking-LoveTram 2 by DanNoland
:thumb85470199:Hungarian streets III. by realityDreamHungarian streets IV. by realityDream
Montreal at Night - Part 2 by BarbrouteCode 480 by zoctetMy home city Cracovia CracowPL by Tigresa75
Hotel Ukraina in Moscow by inObrASIn Case you want to come Home by BlueColoursOfNatureArchitettura Verticale II by Kevrekidis
In the Air Tonight II by mhzdsgn:thumb204564100: