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Sipping tea with your Muse Only by fostering a facility with the vocabulary of your artistic medium of choice, can you begin to really free yourself to be open to being creative with it.Sipping tea with your Muse by puimun
The size of that vocabulary is another matter, and that’s about growth, improvement and development. These are important as well, and intricately linked to creativity, in parallel (more on that in a future article). But first let’s talk simply about the genesis aspect of art.
Remember when you were in high school, doodling in the margins of your notebooks? Ballpoint pen and edges of blue-lined notebooks, with half an ear listening to the lesson of the day? There was a familiarity in that setting, and ease that you moved through when you sketched these throwaway doodles. Every once in a while you’d accidentally make one that you’d really like, and you’d save that scrap of paper with notes on American History melding into the lines of a drawing of your D&D charac
Is DeviantArt dead for photographers ?
Now I am not the guy that do photography to get likes/faves and comments, I shoot the way I like to and when I want to, so I want to get that out of the way to begin with.
Pretty much since late 2014 and up until now almost every image I have posted gets less and less views and faves, even though I know the quality of my work has gotten better and I have been focusing more on shooting interesting shots that has a meaning.
This is just pure facts and statistics, when I started out here on dA it was pretty much unheard of seeing something with 150 faves and 500 views among the most popular at 24 hours.
Adding in the fact that from the time I am comparing I had around 3000 watchers and now it is more than doubled, so the logic would indicated that with more watcher and better work it should get a bit easier, but the opposite is infact true.
I am by no means saying I feel entitled to more views and faves, cause that is certainly not why I am photographing, I take
Fan Art Masterpiece Contest ClosedContest closed! We hope to have the results up within the next week, so please hang tight
Some pieces of art are just so inspirational that we just have to do our own take on them. There have been many recreations and parodies of famous art over the years and we would like to see yours!
Fan Art Masterpiece
This contest is pretty straight forward. Find a famous piece of art that you love and re-create it as a piece of Fan Art Below are some great pieces for inspiration:
This contest starts on February 10th and ends on March 18th 11:59PM Pacific Time.
All entries must comply with DeviantArt's Policies and Terms of Service.
The piece that you choose to recreate must be linked in the description.
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENTHello my friends, watchers and deviant artists,
After analysing all the entries (journals included), I'm ready to announce the winners of this contest:
As I had more than 50 participants, there are two winners for the 1st place, two winners for the 2nd place and also for the 3rd place,
and they are
(6 months of Core Membership or 2400 points)
Journal CONTEST 4000+ points or Core status
:iconbuntcone: Wins 6 months of Core Membership
Journal CONTEST +than 4000 points or Core status
:iconnattymonnoir: wins 6 months of Core Membership
(3 months of Core Membership or 1200 points)
Journal CONTEST +than 4000 point
95 million year old inkDrawing with 95 million year old ink, what a privilege!
This weekend we presented the new book "Fossils and Minerals", which I illustrated, and the people of the National History Museum of Oslo allowed me to draw an extinct octopus with ink, the ink of that very fossilized octopus! The fossil is so well preserved, that is was possible to extract sepia ink from its ink sac. And it worked very well, almost as good as regular ink!
Pictures of the finished result will follow.
Here is a video of me working on the drawing:
Images and video by Hans Arne Nakrem
DA-ISRAEL / Decmber 2015 - Featured Decmber 2015 - Featured
Congratulations to our featured group members!
Shake If Off by Olvium Eternal partner by AnQuirks Palmachim Beach, Rishon LeZion II by Eliweisz The Travels of Meatneck and Bloodcurls by saltytowel The Mountains - Twilight Coming Soon by Oksana007 IHEceratops by Poharex Carve Me From Your Memories by ValeriyaSegal Witchcraft by prpstrsphnmnns Nose and Lips Practice by Coralulu Bracelets for sale by Anna258 No One by xXira-eshvoXx Two Snakes Ring with Amethyst by GeshaR Xavier Wintersbee by curlyhair Amaya by catgirl1431 One Kick Girl (One Punch Man Fanfiction) by HealTheIll Solipsistic Comfort. by sav2718 Jessica Jones by yutu Shark by yarivt Merry Christmas! by vokitty Lifta Ruins by alexismyname In the Metro by Rikitza A Woman and a dog by HeidiK1 Poharex/Next Reverie - Christmas Crossover by Poharex Israelcube by PropagandaStamps blue hawk by poompoom Mr. Black got you a deal by Dannysucks Christmas Queen by HappyGirl06
Members Feature #5! Ho Ho HoFirstly, I hope everyone has had a safe and awesome Christmas! For those that don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope whatever you celebrate or don’t celebrate was equally as safe and awesome!
**Now, onto Members Feature #5!**
It is wonderful to see this period there have been submissions to almost all our gallery folders with a couple of new faces popping up in the mix! Special welcome to Beautyunleashed109 !
From our Painting 2015 submissions-
From our Drawing 2015 submissions -
From our Photography Portraiture 2015 submissions-
From our Photography Nude 2015 submissions-
When The Heart Stops by Tahiyd
From our Photography Other 2015 Submissions-
Scottish Soul by LazareLobo
From our Digital Art 2015 Submissions-
Contest entry - Zmij 2.0 by FanOfTill :thumb5
DA-ISRAEL / July to November 2015 - Featured July to November 2015 - Featured
Congratulations to our featured group members!
טוב, אני יודעת, זה בוודאי נראה הרבה יותר מידי, אבל אתם/ן אנשים טובים, הייתם/ן עסוקים/ות מאוד בכל התקופה הזו ואני לא יכולתי לעמוד בפיתוי ו
Members Feature #4Given I completely stuffed up our last feature - Firstly, let’s take a look at our last Featured Works! Well done to all!
Carrers Oli - 001 - Estudi de un ''De Soto'' by arualmk
**Now, onto Members Feature #4!**
It is wonderful to see this period there has been submissions to almost all our gallery folders with a couple of new faces popping up in the mix! Special welcome to NadieEsPerfecto and ShaneGallagher !
From our Painting 2015 submissions- Bodego Aquarela - 003 - Cistella de raim by arualmk Birthday Buntin by Life-takers-crayons Sunset -Mediterranean Sea by Oksana007
From our Drawing 2015 submissions - Caesarea 1 by Olvium
From our Photography Portraiture 2015 submissions- MY IMAGE by JREKAS
From our Photography Nude 2015 submissions- Legs to the sky by JREKAS IMG_5706 by MaNik-ImAgE Bowing To The Moon - Self Portrait by Dekilah
From our Digital Art 2015 S
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