- Mood: Hurt
- Listening to: Can't Be Friends
- Watching: Fringe
- Playing: Nuke Town
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
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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
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
Tools of the TradeHey guys. I figured I'd go ahead and do a FAQ journal entry. Just a basic list of the tools I'm currently using for my marker work. I have a new tutorial for my markers that I'll post when I'm able to share the art I used for the progress shots. Feel free to fire away with any questions and hopefully, this can be a go to guide for basic info on my tools. I'm not going to talk about oil painting materials as I'm still figuring all that out and I doubt an answer I give today will hold up in the future.
Ok Here goes...
Markers: Prismacolor Cool and French grey markers. I think "Copic" has become another word for "marker" these days, so it's assumed that I'm using Copics for all of my work, but I actually use Prismacolor for all of my figures and detail work and only use Copic markers for backgrounds. I use to use "Warm" greys but I like the sepia look of French more now. I also occasionally use Copic color markers when I'm doing a full color marker piece. Why do I like Prismacolor markers
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
Features from the Pinup & Glamour Galleries
Contains some mature content
Spider.Queeny by ValerieVirgin 906 by SlevinAaron :thumb291171176: :thumb290024426: Bird of Paradise by VanessaLake
MAGGOTSPONY02 by maggotsplayground Ruby Soho by Kristof091 Attitude by Marco-art Dark Waves by Vitaly-Sokol :thumb291204924:
Beautiful Killer by stefangrosjean :thumb296179263: Where's Waldo by srefislimited :thumb296072875: MS - heels over head by LEGENDofLMPF
Diamonds and Rust by Tanit-Isis :thumb290959570: 280 by intelkuritsa Grey Bouquet by omarovski :thumb295875719:
ol niebieskie 2 by lucastomaszewski Like a Prayer by darkstarenchantment Symmetry by porsylin :thumb291809991: Princess Cup-cutie-cake by falt-photo
Pin-up by AnimA89 :thumb295956046: The little Mermaid by la-esmeralda in my dreams by palicki Lady Red portrait by uniqueProject
Sideshow Mangler by falt-photo Butt-on by CarolineMadison :thumb294214967: G3 by fbuk Lane - Soft and Sensual by d2l2
T. Toy IV by eonelPhotography Pin-up by Daydreamer6123 :t
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
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
Time to eat by Kriloner
Best of March
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
:thumb342752033: Anna by Carlotaarmengol :thumb362843788:
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
O archarethi aathiWings of Storm
My life becomes more weird everyday. After months of routine strange things can happen, and of course they tend to appear gregariously. My typical day includes early waking up, few hours of work, three hours spent at a gym and then lonely evenings on deviantART or facebook, or other mystical places on the internet. I don't go out, I don't talk to people. I am closed person, I prefer to take photos or write my book, so I don't have any friends. All of my acquaintances ended when I returned to my hometown after finishing studies. I don't even have proper opportunity to meet some nice representatives of opposite sex. So every day I get up I tell myself something like: "Rise and shine, sweetheart! The day won't become shitty on its own!"
So, when strange things happen I am quite a bit... unbalanced.
Lately strange things have happened. Yes, in plural.
First of all - I will appear on TV. I can't say more now, but the one thing I can say is that I would really like t
THE BEAUTIFUL ART AND AWESOME ARTISTS OF DAMy Fav Folders Are Overflowing With Beautiful Art and Photography.
I Meet So Many Artists Every Day Through Their Work, Through Their
Galleries, Through Their Comments That It Is Time Again To Also Share
Them With You My Friends.
I Also Get Many Letters Where The Featured Artist Tells Me
"I Have Never Ever Been Featured Anywhere Before, Thank You"
And That For Me Is The Greatest Reward Of Putting These Together.
Stop In And Say Hello, Fav A Few, Fav A Lot, Meet Some New Friends,
Reconnect With Some Old, And Most Of All, Enjoy The Beauty And
Talent That Is Here At DeviantArt.
take a walk by LuizaLazar Like Sunspots or Raindrops by Theanimalparade Lights and pines by Jorapache Kapusta II by rosaarvensis :thumb261978220: The End ... by kyrneucciu Joanna 52560022 by pasiasty A Letter To Water by Lavenderwitch Light by rainman65 Blue Shoes by TurquoiseGrrrl :thumb261108279: Ferringous Buzzard by In-the-picture :thumb262073082: :thumb261977105: :thumb201
Tattoos in the Pinup and Glamour Galleries
Tattoos in the Pinup & Glamour Galleries
Due to the nature of these Galleries this Feature is rated as Mature Content
Cierra 1 - A Work in Progress by BareLight Creepin' by operasoprano79 Danny: Graffiti III by tom2001 :thumb150501561: Love Nest by VanessaLake alss by dasTOK :thumb156791572: Summer Safari II by MichaelHeartless
Sarah Von Z by jayjayphoto :thumb195888597: carousel by mastertouch Tattoo II by photogenic-art :thumb173238399: :thumb214380231:
Latex Lust by Miss-MischiefX The Man by nxxos :thumb198632367: hula honey tattoo by EvaPechmarie Rikki-3 by scaredylion :thumb216568668: Hannah Portait by RavenMacabre how soon is now by Calisto-Photography Officer by Modelfaye Leopard print pinup by lucylle :thumb222924131: Roses by TzR
Pin up IV by cosfrog :thumb130964073: Megan Renee 2 by recipeforhaight Ali by MichaelHeartless Tattoo Style Magazine by Kaialeidoscope pin me up by SamSeddon Barely There by Tiffany-Ann Chuca 2 by Atouchofasia La courtisane by lucypop girl with tattoo 2 by charlesongyiu
:thumb140226900: Seanna.9. by HannahCombs Courtney Cruz 08 workshop by PerryGallagher
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.
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!!