Goodbye 2012 - Big FeatureOne more year is almost over....
For me it was a pretty normal year, neither really good nor really bad. But in regard to Photography it was a great year for me.
I got my first DSLR Camera and i even earned some money with my photos. I love taking photos and i hope that this will stay the same next year.
Within this year i got over 1800 watchers and that really means a lot to me. Thank you so much ! ♥
For now i have some amazing photos from 2012 for you, i am sorry that the Feature got so long, but there where so many amazing photos that i just couldn't stop.
I hope that all of you will have an amazing year 2013 !
Goodbye 2012 and Welcome 2013
Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 73A2Matos's
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Animals, Plants and Nature
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1000 WATCHERS + A HUGE WATCHERS FEATURE!!!Hey guys and girls
Today I reached 1000 watchers which is amazing!!! Thank you so much
thousand...what a huge number thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Thanks for every fave, comment and watch I ever got
Thanks for answering my questions/polls
Thanks for following me and my art
Thanks for helping me improve
Thanks for beeing there
And thanks for following me from the very first second here on dA!
I love you guys
Therefore I am going to do a biiiiiig feature of your amazing works! Please fave, comment and watch if you like what you see!
A Man and His Dog and Cat by KatRobertsonOh pits by KatRobertson
:thumb326592128:thing by Douwe-Dijkstra
Depthcore Echoes Chapter by tolagunestroWhite Zombie by tolagunestro
skt_4 by TFozzyskt_2 by TFozzy
The Flaming Sky by Lisa-Art Misty Autumn... _13_ by my-shots
Standing straight by Horrendeus Kitten by HelVir666 Beauty of the Beast by DeepBrokenAngelHeart miau by K-O-Photography
dwarf kitty II by hoschie missy II by saliyalein
Fall Cat by nightrose0087 Sad look by ZoranPhoto
Foxy by ZoranPhoto Luna VIII by IllusionoftheDay
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The Crystal Cascade by erezmarom Dickson Falls Revisited by Brian-B-Photography Lost Valley 908 by M-Lewis
Twelve Apostles by schelly Scalebar Force II by mutanteyeball Dettifoss 2 by Zhen-Yang
Blanketed in Light by Mashuto A sunset with grapes by NorbertKocsis Looking down the Marmolada South Face in Winter by JamesRushforth
Dandelion III by VinayRao Multifaceted by Zanarky Spring Flower Exhibition by PassionAndTheCamera
Strike a pose by Perbear42 Delicate Orchid by FauxHead Daughter of the Wind by alexgphoto
Walking on the Moon by alexgphoto Fireworks peacock by Jona25 Snow Shoe Tracks by cwaddell
bald eagle portrait by PhotographyChris
. Why are you my Clarity . by KimberleePhotography
Under the clouds by fusionx A family portrait by Elreyfoto Return to Mad World by Temperate-Sage
Untitled by PortiaPhotography Snow Princess 2 by silverwing-sparrow fur by but-thewindisblowing
Nocturne Blue by RichardBublitz Anna by Carlotaarmengol April by Czeska
Lure by JimP4nsen Evil Thoughts by KahinaSpiritModelPh RED by HamidQureshi
What it means to dream by sophiaazhou
Nemesis by Tanit-Isis
Dark Side II by Alannah-Hawker Remember the fallen by illdispose Walt Disney Concert Hall by SgtBoognish
Square by PRibeiro Old Montreal by PasoLibre The tiny Feets by LinsenSchuss
City at night by BillyRWebb Paris Graphics II by endegor Deep water portrait by Sunymao
Rest in peace by matze-end Saturnine by Catherine-Di LADWP by SunsetSam
Winter dream in forest... by JPGphotos
a moment to talk about art and copying styleswell maybe i'll sound elitest, but ive always been a fan of the idea; draw how you draw, dont look too closely at others work and dont worry too much about finding your "style". it comes on its own but if you're looking at others work too closely to learn you're only learning somebody elses path in the road of art and not your own
I did look at others work to get inspired as i started out, but mostly i looked at photographs while i worked, not art. i was given a bit of advice like 8 years ago, and ive always held it pretty high up on things to remember, and i share it often.
when you're learning how to draw/paint, you should look at LIFE. figure study classes if you can, photos if you cannot. in other words, paint a river by sitting next to it, not by looking at another artists painting of it.
EDIT: yes there is something to learn and digest with looking at others works. but when you start your own art, put down theirs!
learning how to draw by looking at other peoples work ends in s
Colorists: Having Difficulty Finding A Skintone?This happens to me all the time.
I'm starting out an image, and for the life of me, I just cannot determine what color I should use for the skintone. I wish I had a crystal ball that would show me thirty minutes into the future so I can see just how a character will look after applying all the necessary shading, anatomical detailing, and highlights based upon the base color I use. A lot of times, it'll appear too faint, too desaturated, or on the flip side, way too bold and gleaming like a bronzed deity caked in a thick lathering of walrus grease.
Which is delicious, by the way.
FORTUNATELY! The folks at The Humanae Tumblr seemed to have a crystal ball of their own. Not so much one that shows the final product of my work, but one that certainly told them of my many incredibly frustrating endeavors into spending a good chunk of time shading a character's skin only to realize the base tone was absolute g
Give me a break (into comics...)Pro comic writer :iconzubby: Jim Zub has a blog where he's written a few entries on how to break into the comics industry. Well worth a read IMO!
The links -->
Part 1 - How do I break in? --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1725
Part 2 - Find an artist --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1767
Part 3 - Comic Writing --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1068
Part 4 - The Pitch --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1511
Part 5 - Pitch Critique --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1882
Part 6 - Comic Q&A --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1813
Part 7 - The Realities of Creator-owned Comics --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1953
In addition he links to Charles Soule's blog articles about Freelance work and Contracts called "Agree to Agree"
Here's the links -->
Part 1 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/agree-to-agree-part-one/
Part 2 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/agree-to-agree-part-2/
Part 3 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/agree-to-agree-part-three/
Part 4 --> http://charlessoule.word
Common Art Theft ExcusesTop Excuses I Hear from Thieves and Rule Breakers
1.EVERY1 DOSE IT!!!!!111!!!
This one is never well written... Just because other people do it doesn't make it okay. If it's against the rules I will report it. I don't care who you are or who else is doing it. If you give me examples I'll report them to. After all, if crazy people started shooting other people in the face would you start doing it too? Apparently koaumae5918 has seen "Well everyone steals! We're stealing the alphabet!" I've seen this one as well...No. No it doesn't work that way stupid.
2. UR STOOPID. UR A TROLL.
This one isn't an excuse, but I hear it a lot. It's never well written either... Me or anyone else reporting you doesn't make us trolls. We aren't harassing you. We're trying to show you what you've done wrong so you don't get banned, suspended, or reprimanded.
3. You aren't a mod! You can't report me!
DA relies on members to re
small thoughti used to try and get cover work at zenescope. in fact the first time i got one, i did it all in photoshop and worked it to death....
well, about a week later i was asked to color the same cover by a different artist. ouch yeah? i was so totally bad ass and better than mine though, of that there was no doubt. so i did it, and it remained one of my favorite covers id painted digitally for a very long time.
now, for long while after that i would do something sketchy and fix it in photoshop. i never paid much attention to my lines, because i could just fix it up in photoshop, be it line quality or anatomy.
then i decided to start paying attention to my lines, so actually try to make something i could keep the lines on.
and you guys have all seen, just in this one year what has happened as a result.
my point here is yes, there can be some great convenient speed saving shortcuts in digital art, but if you find your progress slowing, consider putting photoshop down for awhile.
Forums! The final round-upAt the beginning of June, we made an announcement that provided an update to all the recent enhancement to the Forums. Since then, we're delighted to say that we have now completed all the agreed enhancements apart from one -- the addition of search functionality -- and that should happen over the next week. mccann has promised!
We thought you'd appreciate a round up of everything that's been upgraded!
No more ads in the Forums!
Order forum replies by newest first.
The ability to browse back, up to 1 week ago. (This means you can view threads that have had any activity within the last week.)
Thumbnails are live in all forums.
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Male NUDE Photography - TMS:iconthemalesoul:
In response to our most recent poll which asked which gallery members enjoyed most. I have put together this spectacular News Article to showcase the truly sublime NUDE photography in our galleries. Hope you enjoy it!!!
This Article is especially dedicated to all our members and particularly those that participated in the poll - thank you
The purpose of this group is to showcase Male beauty (mind, body and soul) through photography. To promote and showcase artworks that explore Male beauty in all its forms.
If you have photographs of men in your gallery, whether portraits or artistic nudes etc. you are welcome. Please join and submit your work to the group, we would love you to share it with us. If you are just an admirer of the male form, please feel free to join or watch the group!!
Fast and easy way to create a reference sheet...Just the other day, I discovered a super quick and easy way to create reference sheets for digital painting. So, instead of having a ton of documents open all at once, slowing down your Photoshop, or spending a half hour to create your own sheet, you can use Picasa to create one for you in just seconds.
Below is a video I made to show you how. There are some other tips in there as well, so take a look if you're interested!
Watchers FeatureI think this is the first time i got such a big response so thank you for sending me your links
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Red by crabsandunicornsEyes on fire by Small-JessamineCape Point by GirlinTranslationHello? by GirlinTranslationNature by msLocky
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Green Eyed Music by ART9807BACKACHE by Beholdentolove:thumb3496
Huacachina Sunset by scwl
Heart of the Sunrise by PeterJCoskun Time by liutawras
Tarangire sunset by SCHPONG Focal Point by erezmarom
Black boy by sailsire Come to daddy, sweet little bird by Rozowynos
kitty on the tree by efeline One step after another by Redanshy
Even She recognizes the beauty of nature III by TomazKlemensak .purrpurrpurr. by awphotoart
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Tiny WondersEnjoy these lil treasures I found around DeviantART
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Stillness V by Jules1983 .: silence :. by biszkopciik Seed Candy II by Eltasia ...kaczence by BaxiaArt Lavender by MadSubstance Happy by fruitpunch1 I see your beauty by MaaykeKlaver sweet flower times by kyokosphotos Sakura by MaaykeKlaver Spring's Heart by nairafee Reaching out by PawelMatys :thumb294609919: If Colours Had A Fragrance... by WishmasterAlchemist White Parade. by MateuszPisarski Synthesis of Jade and Ivory by Zanarky A moment of surrender by moon-atic Precious dream fields by Lifebug My heart takes over ... by aoao2 sweet dreams... by impatienss Au dessus des Cailloux by Somebody--else it's where heaven reaches land by Paulinaz Fioletowo by xTive without... by impatienss :thumb244904322: evenings of lavender. by miezeTatze S w e e t . by alina0
Tranquility II by RHCheng rain. by Squirrelondope explorer by AndrisBarbans five fingers by arbebuk silence by jyoujo RAINBOW by HuseyinKaRa In this moment by Burning-Liquid Genesis by erezmarom Migration Of Souls by phoenixgraphixstudio alien by arbebuk Winters Mystery by KG-89 Sand, Logs and Clouds by soulofautumn87 Dreaming Wide Awake by IsacGoulart peaceful place by julie-rc Le lac II by julie-rc Great Expectations by MartaC Tracks to the light 2 by wienwal nicest thing by jyoujo awakening by arbebuk lake by nurtanrioven Capillary Conjunction by octane2 Dream as if you'll live 4ever by light-from-Emirates :th