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Overwhelmed with school and workHey guys,
Just letting you know I am still here. I'm really overwhelmed with school (dissertation) and 2 jobs right now and just need a tiny dA break. If something is pressing regarding DDs or anything like that, please contact Emerald-Depths. Will be back in full swing again soon.
Continuing the conversation: Paralyzing anxietyHello, group!
in response to my various recent journals on mental illness, a lot of you commented that we need to present specific strategies for coping with mental illness and for helping others help us cope. That is the goal of this article, this time with specific attention on anxiety that is paralyzing or suffocating. Please consider joining the conversation, whether you suffer from anxiety or not.
First, let me say that the World Health Organization (WHO, http://www.who.int ) has little to nothing on anxiety worldwide, which is a travesty. Thus, the statistics I am presenting below are for the United States through the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH, http://www.nimh.nih.gov ). Know of a great, reliable site with mental health statistics for your country? Please drop me a link.
Anxiety, especially when severe, is considered a serious mental illness, just like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are. M
Manip Academy 5: Blending Modes and ManipsNote: This Manip Academy tutorial is from LadyEvilArts. It is not my work. Please direct any questions, comments, love, or gratitude her way. Thank you!
Blending modes and photomanipulations
Few words about most used blending modes (bm), how they affect the image (positive and negative moments).
First of all I want to remind about the option of creating layer filled with neutral colour for chosen blending mode. Holding Alt press icon "create a new layer", Photoshop will show you window like this:
Just select desired bm and check "fill with ... neutral color". Sometimes it's very helpful.
Second, when you use blending modes for toning for example, use option "new adjustment layer - solid colour" instead of filling new layer with bucket. Solid color doesn't increase size of your psd file as much as pixel layer does.
And third - brush, clone stamp, history brush, bucket/gradient, all these tools have option to select bm i
Gallery Descriptions: Photomanipulation Part 2Galleries Month
These are the second set of seven galleries in the Photomanipulation category. Here are the first seven!
Landscapes and Scenery
Photomanipulations of places or scenery, real or imaginary.
Macabre and Horror
Photomanipulations portray or evoke extreme fear, such as represented by blood and gore, or psychological terror.
Photomanipulations with human characters, emotions, or actions as the main focus.
Photomanipulations representing current or historical events in the political arena or depicting political figures.
Keep Talking.Let's keep talking.
The various journals and other tributes to Robin Williams over the past few days have sparked discussion about mental illness throughout the deviantART community, and this is wonderful because talking to one another is how we begin to strategize how we can address these problems together. Moreover, talking keeps us connected and grounded. No one has to be an island here.
Let's keep talking. Here is some more information about mental illness.
Mental illness is pervasive.
Did you know that, according to the US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 1 in 4 people will experience some sort of mental health concern at some point during their lifetimes? Moreover, did you know that 8-10% of Americans are suffering from diagnosable depression right now?? That means everyone-- you, your parents, your children, your friends, your teachers and colleagues-- is at risk for these incapacitating diseases.
Manip Academy 4: Perspective and BlendingPlease note: This lesson is the brainchild of LiliaOsipova. It is not my work. I am only sharing with permission. Please direct love, questions, and gratitude to Lilia.
Here is a little bit about finding the right size of characters in the perspective of the scene.
For example, one of the thousands of my unfinished work "Resurrection." The image below will guide you.
1. Select the background and characters of the scene
2. Hold the line of the horizon and set the first character, which is built according to the scene. Join in the triangle height of human growth and the point of intersection with the horizon (the green triangle). Now, according to this triangle, we can easily determine the size of the receding figure.
3-4. If the position of the new character should not be this triangle, then the point of the new position of A is enough perpendicular to AB to the triangle and find BC s
Let's make a soundtrack!What is your rallying anthem?
In the spirit of keeping up the conversation about mental illness and mental health, I wanted to touch on something positive: our rallying anthems.
What I mean by that is, a piece of music that makes you feel good even on the darkest of days. It gets you going when you thought nothing could and helps you remember that you're okay.
Perhaps this anthem is a ballad or a lullabye, or perhaps it is an all-out rock song or heavy metal masterpiece. Regardless, it speaks to you at your core.
Here is mine:
Let's make a soundtrack!
I've shown you mine; now you show me yours! Let's make a soundtrack of positivity and hope. Maybe this can be a blog to which people can turn when they're feeling at a loss or need some inspiration.
Please leave your anthem as a comment below. I can then post a journal with links to all of our songs for us to keep for the future. Feel free to leave a YouTube link or link to some ot
It's time to raise our voicesOn the lethality of mental illness
We were saddened deeply today to hear that Robin Williams appears to have taken his own life. He was a brilliant, creative mind and a voice for humanity.
I've seen a lot of tributes to him over the past hour or so. Many people have posted clips of his work, quotes, and favorite memories. That's great; it's how we honor someone. But, somehow I feel like we're missing the point.
The point is . . . it's not fucking funny.
Reports have it that Mr. Williams suffered from depression and possible drug/alcohol abuse. I've also read that he had bipolar disorder. Regardless, what plagued him was lethal, and it plagues so many other human beings across the world.
So, mental illness has claimed another victim. One more powerful voice has been silenced. Can we raise our own in its stead?
Why must we be silent?
It's time our community had an open talk about mental illness and about the pre
My deviantART storyI joined deviantART in 2005, which seems like forever ago, because I saw the beautiful things being posted here and wanted to learn to create them, too. I never knew I would also find so many wonderful, beautiful people to love as well. I have sisters and true friends here who I love deeply and am so grateful for the many ways in which they enriched my life. I've never really mentioned them because I am always afraid I'll forget someone, but I will mention a few of them now.
To AlexandraVBach and nina-Y:
You have always been my inspirations, and I am lucky to call you friends as well. Alex, I wish you every success in the world; it is very well-deserved. You are so creative and have a knack for bringing your unique visions to life. Nina, what can I say? You are a force of nature and a true kindred spirit. Love you lots. With your twisted humor and brilliant execution of concept, you are an amazing artist.... But even more so an amazing person.
PE: Anime/Manga - Digital ArtGallery Month
Hello everyone! Welcome to the Anime & Manga half of this week!
Today Gwendolyn12 and me are going to explain the different categories of the Anime & Manga Gallery.
Since this Gallery has 2 different main categories the Gallery Overview is split in 2 articles.
In my article I will explain you our Digital Media category including the sub-categories. The Traditional Media category will be explained later by Gwendolyn12!
What is Anime & Manga?
Anime is based of the word Animation. These are Japanese animated productions usually featuring hand-drawn or computer animations. When you talk about an Animation in Manga style. That's Anime.
But what is Manga? With Manga you mainly mean a comic book created in Japan. But this word is used for regula
WHILE WE WATCH 2014 - 14
Animated Gif by azieser Wherever by anaPhenix
silent dialogues by Greyguardian Meeting with the Stars by djailledie deviantID by Lissomer
Love Heart by ABSTRACTSbySabina Zephyr by FalseMaria blue Kiss by Pierre-Lagarde
Flaming Purple by Photominimalist No Habra Nadie En El Mundo by LUCILALEYLA
FREE OC PONY REQUESTS!!! UPDATED!FREE OC PONY REQUESTS!!!
Since im sorta board right now I will be doing free OC ponies!
-if you can, tip me? in my donation?
-if u give any number of points even 1 ur request will be one of the first posted!
- gore, nudity mature subject
-stealing someone else' OC
-MUST BE UR OWN OC!
-FAVE THIS JOURNAL!
-MAKE A JOURNAL
JULY + AUGUST: ART FEATURESThese are the featured submissions from the groups UnlimitedAnime-Manga, DrawAnimeArt and Manga-Anime-4ALL for the months of July and August! Check them out & give them love!
And please this journal so that it can reach larger audience, thus giving more exposure to the artists.
20140822 by mist-dancer
Sweet Tooth by Deiyanoko Another Kingdom by Joyfool Kill la Kill : Maid Miko by Me-Ticha
Softness-art: Weekly feature XXVII:iconsoftness-art:
A simple detail by mirazuMarie by Angirias
The Wine Box by xBassxHarmingx
Isabella by Dapicturefrozen days - invisible world* by AlicjaRodzik
Bed Time Stories by ThePiggieWheek
Honorata by fineussMasha5 by piesong
sunshine hd wallpaper by ezorenier
...imotski I... by roblfc1892Yet still inside I felt alone by deadlychris
A Mirror of Infinity by borda
Keeper Of The Sun by mrxthanh
Did You Know - Add MediaAdd Media
Add Media is a feature that allows you to quickly add deviations from Sta.sh or deviantART. It is available for various places, such as Sta.sh in general, when writing journals or when leaving comments (profile, deviations, forum...).
To get the Add Media interface for comment and description areas you simply click that Add Media textlink at the bottom of those sections.
(For descriptions on the submission page it looks similar,
but is without the "Add Drawing" link)
When you are using Sta.sh the Add Media interface will always show up whenever you edit a section where it is available. Same for when writing journals via the journal page.
The interface allows you to differ between Conversations (only available for comments), Sta.sh, deviantART and Emoticons.
The default tab changes depending on what feature you are currently using. For exa
Streetside Stories: Human DispositionParanoia by - wchild
by - OliverJules
Station Reflection by - EarthHart
5 by - Henzonlee
Shark Attackby - myraincheck
Very old meets very smallby - sandas04
Stripesby - niklin1
Chinatownby - pavboq
Horizonby - djailledie
FAQ: Where do I submit book covers?Hiya!
I've seen a few people lately asking where they should submit book covers when they are uploading them to dA. First, they should NOT be submitted to Digital Art > Photomanipulation unless they are simply the image (e.g. they do not have an author, title, etc.).
So, where do they go if they are actually book layouts (with author and title)?
You can submit them here: Designs & Interfaces > Editorial Design.
I hope that helps.
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