|Gorgeous work from the Digital Art gallery!|
|Gorgeous work from the Digital Art gallery!|
|My faves.... go give these incredible artists some love!|
:Endure:With each strike, the whip cracked.
Flesh and blood leaving its domain,
repeating over and over.
He writhed and cried.
His back, once adorned with
natural tribal markings, now
tainted with scars of flogging.
He cried, but breathed.
Through those tears, he smiled.
He grinned knowingly, spitting up
bits of blood from his previous beatings.
He breathed, and smiled.
They would harm him for as
long as they could. He had no say,
no escape, but he was content.
He smiled, “It’ll take more than that.”
Let's Talk Mental Health and Importance of SleepToday, January 25th, is Bell Canada's "Let's Talk" day. A day to talk to friends, family, strangers, about mental health and things that are both going wrong and going right. Here and now, I open myself up to any and all conversations regarding mental health. If you have anything that you want to say, feel free to leave a comment, send a note, or track me down somewhere else and send me a message there. I'm more than happy to be a listening ear.
So, Let's Talk.
Personally, I have struggled with mental health for a long time. Depression's probably been my longest battle, but I've worked through that (at least, I hope I have). My most notable battle, however, is one with sleep.
In the middle of 2014, I stopped sleeping. (I won't go into direct detail about the year, for more details, visit my previous journal entry.) Over the next 4 months, I descended into an anxious, forgetful, psychotic state. I was anxious constantly with plenty of anxiety att
Seasons, new artbook !Hi there !!
In a couple of days I will release my third little artbook, titled Seasons ! Of course it's dedicated to my artwork series, and features all of the four artworks you may already know !
I want to thanks Elandria and Fuchsfee-Stock for allowing such a release !
On friday I will reveal the cover on my facebook page, make sure to follow me to discover it as soon as it's out on http://www.facebook.com/alexandravbachofficial
Thanks so much to all of you for your constant support
ART I HEART OF 2016 Part IIHiya Guys,
Here is my part II of Art I heart of 2016, hope you all like it!!
The Ritual for the Ancient Gods by cristii Healing Spring by msfowle Seas Of Hope For A New World by Tigles1Artistry Be Happy by Cold-Tommy-Gin Someday Somehow by 1chick1 The Antagonist by PaperDreamerArt Love Forsaken by SummerDreams-Art Heart of the Woods by MonochromaticART Gabi............. by pjenz Equations by DamaiMikaz Autumn Fairytale by Lolita-Artz Romantic Pink by gestiefeltekatze Pink by FabienBertham Shattered World by pin100 Iron Bars by chateaugrief Chasing Demons by Secretadmires
Year End Feature 2016!Hello Friends,
It's been a long time since I had featured a great collection of works! 2016 has been really a wonderful year for me and I hope for you too my dear friends!
Enjoy this big collections of wonderful deviations!
Heavenly words to wish upon by thegirlcansmile Secret Garden IV by Gwendolyn1Shattered Fairytale by FrostAlexis book cover back 1 by Lolita-ArtzTiger of Light by Mr-Sadat Dreamscape 15.. by AledJonesStockNArtWinter Magic by Pendragon-Arts The Dark Wandererby DraakeT by DraakeT
Photomanip Newsletter December 2016Hey guys!
We are back with another news-packed article in December to keep you updated while preparing for the holiday season.
The latest news
Project Educate is still hiring if you're interested in spreading news around the community and enjoy organizing things. The team is currently looking for editors and marketers. Find more info below:
Our last month's spotlight Dani-Owergoor was interviewed this month by The-Imaginarium. Read her inspiring answers here:
Many other manipers received spotlights this month, which you can find below:
Around the Web
Another installment of "Around the Web" features lighting and texture tutorials from the www:
Winners of the Art Heist!The Collector smiles and extends her arms.
It is with great pleasure that I announce the winners of this art heist to save your souls.
Here are the main prize winners:
1st place: Nobody, 4000 points courtesy of Nobody
2nd place: Nobody, 3000 points courtesy of Nobody & Nobody
3rd place: Nobody, 2000 points courtesy of Nobody & Nobody
But since several of you sought to save your souls and find all the pieces, I have two superlative prizes to give out.
A "Merit of Completion" for Nobody and Nobody. They went to all the corners of the world and visited all kinds of minions, and not only that, but their efforts were inspiring to us and showed great creativity. We were impressed by your efforts and because we couldn't dismiss one or the other, we're giivng this prize to both of you.
And a "Merit of Creativity" or "The Halloween Spirit" goes to Nobody. T
Why Do Safe Spaces Matter?You're at lunch with colleagues. After shooting the breeze for a bit, the conversation turns to something that happened yesterday.
"That one guy - what was up with him?"
"Oh ha, the way he talked? 'You guyth, I can't even.'"
Everyone laughs right away, but you need a moment.
Because you're LGTBQ. (Or maybe you're not, but you have friends who are and you know this would really bother them. Or maybe your life experiences have shown you that talking about people like this is a shitty thing to do.)
If you say something, you'll be the one with the stick up your ass - and you're not just guessing, you've been laughed off before for telling people to tone it down. Why can't you loosen up and appreciate a good joke? Or, even though you don't think you're close enough to talk sexualities with these people, do you have to turn this into your coming-out moment and derail an otherwise normal lunch? What if they start treating you differently?
By now, you're wondering if the
Autumn FeatureHello everyone! First of all, thank you for your Birthday Wishes!
This is a special feature for me, since I love Autumn a lot! Spread some love to these artists <3
September MMC: 4th Dimension- LAST DAY!LAST DAY! GET THOSE ENTRIES IN!
Mega Monthly Challenge
The September Mega Monthly Challenge is brought to you by Elandria, Aeirmid, and me! The main idea is to make some art and have fun, while using previously unused stock (or stock with very few uses). Each month will have a different theme, and we will try to make them interesting and much different than what you've seen before.
Last month's challenge winners will be posted in a week or so! Sorry we're a couple days late on announcing this one, but don't lie, you're totally gonna start a week before the ending date anyway aren't you?
This month's theme: FOURTH DIMENSION
Use either (or both) of the stocks below in a NEW artwork (must be submitted to DA after the start of the challenge).
Use any other legitimate stock you like. All stock used must be properly credited with a link. If the sto
What is Core Membership?
Earlier today, DeviantArt released an announcement explaining what "Core Membership Is..." To complement that announcement, I've penned a few of my own thoughts about what Core Membership means to me.
DeviantArt owes its existence to its community. The inspiring, pulsating life force that began 15 years ago with a small group of artists and art appreciators has grown more than anyone could have ever imagined. A true force of motivation and support on the Web, our community is one-of-a-kind in its service to the artistic greater good. And it always has been.
Whether you take the extra moment to answer a Note from a student of art hoping to learn from you, leave a thought-provoking comment on a moving piece of art, or simply watch a deviant, you are invested in your fellow artistic man, and that has all happened naturally from day one. The fact that you're here,
Suicide and Self-harm Prevention
Are you going through a difficult time?
If you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide or self-harm and are in immediate danger, seek help as soon as possible by calling a local emergency telephone number, a suicide prevention hotline, or by going to the nearest emergency room.
At DeviantArt, we care deeply about our community – aiming to provide all our members with a safe and fun environment to create and grow. However, we do not have trained medical professionals who can respond directly to life-threatening emergencies. Please use the following resources if you are concerned about the safety of a DeviantArt member – including yourself.
Resources for getting help.
Suicide, self-harm, and crisis prevention hotlines provide help to those in need – often acting as the first point of contact for individuals who are seeking help, support, and information. &
I'm Jaimie, but my friends in "real life" and online call me Jade.
I have a Ph.D. in public health. My work takes a lot of my time, but in my free time I enjoy creating art and spending time with friends and family. My best friend is a golden retriever; my two-legged best friend is amazing, too.
Here's my goofy golden:
When I can find the time, I enjoy photomanipulation and dabble in painting with acrylics. My favorite styles of photomanipulation are fantasy and emotional, but I love all art that is done creatively and with heart.
My personal favorites are the color red and anything Halloween-related.
Proud to be an