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Be Right BackHi everyone!
I just wanted to give you a heads-up on why I've been so quiet. I've been really slow to answer notes (which is unusual) and have not even really paid much attention to the groups. I spread myself too thin, and I need to take a step back.
Really, there are two reasons:
(1) I am working on my dissertation, and that has to be my top priority.
(2) I am really tired and burning out between all the projects and the dArama (both good and bad) that has been going on.
I know that a lot of the things that are happening in our community are really good.... for example, the mentoring projects have taken off, and at least 2 people have contacted me with ideas to expand them. I am excited about these ideas and WILL get back to you.... I just need a break first.
I miss doing features and interviews and want to pick them up again soon. Better yet, I love seeing YOUR features and reading YOUR interviews. This community has really taken a huge turn in supportin
November 2013 Photomanip DD Round-UpPlease give one more round of applause to November's Photomanipulation DD selections:
Features by ^Emerald-Depths
To Catch A Shooting Star by ~xetobyte
Ombroise by *Flora-Silve
Good gone Bad by `StarsColdNight
The-moonlight-mourning by =MasoomehTavakoli
Cracked ~ Soul Marks Series by *ThePix
Bride by *mashamaklaut
Features by ^Aeirmid
Old Ages by =Celairen
...Cravings... by *MorbidiaMorthel
Silent street by =brietolga
Library Rats by ~maximegirault
We Will Take You With Us by ~Skategirl
festive lights by ~LilifIlane
Bath by *tamaraR
Swan Queen by `J-u-d-a-s
Ariel by =ErikShoemaker
Want to suggest a photomanipulation DD?
Note ^Aeirmid or ^Emerald-Depths!
Here are our guidelines:
Winners of In-Obscuro's Halloween Contest!This past week, %In-Obscuro announced the winners of their Halloween Contest:
I wanted to take a moment to feature the winners so you can love on their work, too! They are:
Congratulations to all the winners!
Ombre-de-Nuit now accepts Photography!Accepting photography
We are thrilled to announce that our group will now accept horror/macabre photography and photographs with dark themes. Of course, we still also accept digital art of all kinds.
Please be sure to submit to the proper folder.
Some eye candy
Winners of the Halloween Murder Mystery Contest!What happened?
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Halloween Murder Mystery Contest that was run through %Halloween-HQ! First, let us tell you exactly what happened.
The killer was the Queen of Hearts. Ruthless and cold, she set out to kill Prince Charming for repeatedly spurning her unwanted shows of affection. She used a thin knife and struck when the lights went out during the castle ball. Quickly realizing what she had done and that she had gotten the wrong victim, she fled across Fairyland, through the dark forest, and back to her own castle.
Well, we originally had 3 prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place based on scores from the characters you visited. (You didn't know you were being scored, did you?) But, when we ended up with 825 participants, we figured we needed to up the prizes a bit, too. $Moonbeam13 over in Community Relations is a goddess, and she made the prizes even BIGGER!
Winners of the Planetary Myths Photomanip ContestHere are the results you've been waiting for!
Here are the results of the Planetary Mythology Competition, which recently drew to a close. Please join me in thanking our judges:
And the winners are . . .
The prizes are as follows:
3,000 points + 1 year premium membership from Community Relations
1,000 points from ^Aeirmid
1,000 points from *LiliaOsipova
500 points from `kuschelirmel
400 points from `krazykel
300 points from *AbbeyMarie
300 points from =Paulo-Bert
Realistic PokemonDon't you sometimes wish Pokemon were real?
Lapras by =sanguisGelidus
-Dragonite- by `arvalis
Typhlosion by ~sporezofchaos
-Feraligatr- by `arvalis
Realistic Pokemon: Houndoom by *ReneCampbellArt
Entei by =sanguisGelidus
Realistic Reshiram by =arkeis-pokemon
Realistic Torchic by *Twarda8
Realistic Pokemon: Flygon by *ReneCampbellArt
#382 - Kyogre by *catandcrown
Realistic Pokemon by ~Roiuky
Realistic Snivy by *Twarda8
POKEMON X and Y 2nd-EVO-STARTER (COMPLETED) by ~Imaglelio
Hunger Games"You are in for a treat!" -Effie Trinket
Katniss by `alicexz
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in Hunger Game. by ~ShanaGourmet
Katniss Everdeen by ~zgirl3210
Katniss by *flominowa
Katniss by ~Black-Cherry007
Hunger Games: Catching Fire by ~Williaaaaaam
Katniss and Petta by *strannaya-anna
The Hunger Games by *scarlet-xx
The Hunger Games Chibi by Gigei
Katniss - The Hunger Games by ~kssu24
Katniss by ~Superior-Silverfox
Katniss (unfinished) by ~Superior-Silverfox
Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen by *YoriNarpati
Peeta Mellark by *YoriNarpati
Katniss Everdeen by *YoriNarpati
Portraits by ~jaefosho
Haymitch Abernathy by ~jaefosho
RAFFLE: Fullbody Colored Sketch + FeatureThis is going to be a series of features and/or raffles that I'll be doing from now on .I've been wanting to do this!
Get a chance to win a fullbody drawing from me. Just add this journal to your faves!
You'll win something like this: (There will be 3 winners)
Let's make this journal known so that more people will see the AWESOME artist,:iconmasaki768:!
A total digital painting and concept art master!
Suggest AWESOME artists as well!
Make your own judgement: Do these artists deserve to be more known by the community?
Raffle ends December 5, your timezone.
How to Make a Good Profile PageHow to Make a Good Profile Page
Learn some helpful tips to ensure your profile page is appealing to the masses!
written by `miontre for Community Week in %projecteducate.
Quite simply, the way you present yourself is important. People make decisions about other people based on the way they present themselves. You know this is true because you do it yourself. There is no shame in this, because it's natural human behavior: we simply do not have the time to make decisions about each and every person we encounter from scratch, so we have to make some decisions based on how they present themselves. One such judgments made in this way is how worthwhile a person is - through this, we don't learn about a personality, but rather how long we are going to hold interest in this person.
If there's one thing which makes me uninterested in a person's profile, resulting in my immediate departure, it's when there's too much junk and mess on there - a result of careless presentation. :l
RoF Feature: Amongst the Elves and Fae
Amongst the Elves and Fae
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Hunting partyby KJKallio
small shamanby aneteya
Magical Forest Elfby asuka111
Elf childby sakimichan
Weekly photo #022 + Light is Destiny by *Oer-Wout Warmth of home. by ~Gingershots D371 by *miobi IMG 8702m by ~DanielMyszkowski ... wave 'em like you just don't care by ~ColinHuttonPhoto It's hard to be a hunter by *Lion-Redmich Nestled by *AnneMarks - In the morning light - by ~AppyNinja International Cheetah Day by ~Chikrata Tough Love by ~darkSoul4Life Untitled by *JillianXenia Katie VII by ~uglybug Spectrum by ~fitrido Spiderwebbed by ~TTRM-Design Motherland Chronicles #43 - Dreaming by `zemotion sky high by ~vampire-zombie Emergence by =John-Peter Redwood by *m-eralp Winter Twilight by *StefanHefele Blaze by =jaelise Shortcut by *m-eralp Explosions in the sky by *INVIV0 Bruarfoss by *Michaelthien .:Virgin River Glow:. by *RHCheng *** by ~Tarasov Curves of Golden Gate, San Francisco by *alierturk ...dresden VI... by *roblfc1892 Reinebringen by *TobiasRichter Signs Of Spring by `kkart autumn by ~mechtaniya _Off with their heads. by *Bloddroppe Beautiful Destruction by ~Daneas Dogs of the North by ~isabel-photo Cosmo by =MayLPhotography The Predator by =tanikel snow by ~Rave-Heart
Truck Drivin Man by ~Ragnar949 Resurrection by *IvanAndreevich THE SILENCE by *sandrawiklander Abandoned boat II by =WojciechDziadosz disparity of episteme by ~Enaston Water and Wine by ~kamakebelieve Wakarusa by *clippercarrillo
PE: Creating art on CommissionPE: Creating art on Commission
At some point in your career as an artist, you'll be asked to create artwork on commission. Whilst it's a wonderful feeling, being able to make money creating art, it's completely different than selling a personal piece you previously completed - accepting a commission means entering a temporary relationship with your client. As simple it may sounds, there's a lot to satisfying customer's needs, sometimes the best you can do is to say no. Being picky regarding which commission you accept is not a bad thing, but try not to automatically turn down commission because it seems to be violating your artistic integrity, it's hard to survive without paid jobs.
✐ 1. Communication and flexibility
This is the key aspect to being able to work on commissio
PE: Contrast in Digital ArtThis article aims to introduce different kinds of ‘contrast’ in digital art, although most of the following points can also be applied to other media as well.
(noun) - Contrast is a principle of art. When defining it, art experts refer to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama.
1. Colours and Brightness
One of the first things to come to mind when we think of ‘contrast’ are colours contrasting with each other.
(The colours labelled as 'primary' are the primary colours in the RGB colour model. Primary colours of the CMYK colour model are cyan, magenta and yellow.)
Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_4Hey all!
PART_1 ! Sketching/referencing/anatomy etc.
PART_2 ! General digital painting
PART_3 ! Color, perspective, composition, value
Lets learn how to draw and paint eyes
If you know about some tutorials that can be helpful to other artists, note me, thank you
Ppl who suggested a few tuts: ~Yodon, ~RetSamys, *BlissfulImperfection, ~Pencil-Stencil ty
Drawing and Painting: Eyes
Drawing a realistic eye by ~EdanaEye Tutorial What the heck by *floortjesart
Painting Eyes Tutorial by ~Nero749Eye tutorial - in color by =liigaTiny tips: Keep an eye out by *Ranarh
Eye tutorial - an update by ~acidlullabyPaiting eye by ~AURORYNew thing by ~AURORY
an unfinished wip forever by ~AURORYNEW - Eye step by step. by *ElyBibiSemi-realism Eyes tutorial by *FeliceMelancholie
Nose and Eyes by ~gothic-icecreamEye Tutorial by *Bonnie-AnneDrawing a realistic eye by ~Edana
Realistic eye tutorial by ~BlattaphileTutorial Photoshop n2 EYE by *ElyBibiRealistic Eye Tutorial by ~DeeKay130
Fantasy Eyes Tutorial by =sanguisGelidus:t
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.
Keep in Touch!
^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More