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Daily Inspiration #161 on Shadowness!A wonderful new selection by the talented Shadows!
Daily Inspiration #145 on Shadowness!A lot of stunning pieces in today's selection, don't miss out on it!
Daily Inspiration #140 on Shadowness!A selection of the best works of the day on Shadowness, take a look and be amazed!
Digital Paintings Thursday #14Digital Paintings Thursday #14 Featuring some of the best digital paintings by Simon Weaner, Adelenta, ScarletGothica Claudia, Lauren K. Cannon, weirdocreep, Kun Vic, Kathryn Zalecka, eyeris, Ireness Art, atombaby, ryannzha and reau!
A new place, a new homeHello people,
I'd like to take some time out to describe what has become my new home in the world of art. It's a place called Shadowness, some of you might have heard of it, some of you might have not.
When I first glanced at the website my first thoughts were; "Hmmm, should I join this site? The quality seems way too high, not sure if I can match up and if my presence was appreciated". Though I'm very glad I made that step in the end, just 10 minutes after joining my page was filling up with welcome messages.
How could I have been so wrong about this place? It's quite literally full of warm hearted people, trying to help you out as you figure out how the website. Receiving plenty of comments on my work as I went a long. It was the most welcoming experience I've had on the net probably anywhere.
So this was only the first day, I've been on the site since the 20th of April. I've been spending probably most of my online time there. It's really nice to see how involved everyone is. Includ
Featured: LenScapistWhats New?!
Good day to you all!
I just stumbled upon this great artist, you should all take a look at his gallery and just enjoy!
.daily deviations I suggested!
LionCity Sunrise by LenScapist __I__ by LenScapist
sTanD-ouT by LenScapist .T. by LenScapist StaiRwaY IV by LenScapist
xxx+ by LenScapist sTiLL by LenScapist iLeaf by LenScapist
_III..I by LenScapist thE unKnowN by LenScapist ..v.v.. by LenScapist
Back for good!Whats New?!
Good day to you all!
Yesterday, I finally picked up my camera again and felt the love for photography as I knew it before. This was a big big relief for me!
Also things are starting to pick up on my way to a photography career.
I wish you all the best and hope you enjoy these features!
.daily deviations I suggested!
Stranger 7 by dannyst The Radiance by RaBBiTKa
:thumb204236866: Spring drops by AlexGontar :thumb204228322:
morninglight V by indojo destiny III by ValerieGB The Houses of Parliament by sican
Solitude by popp2 :thumb204285599: time by vengativo
From Embrace to Embrace by farbensturm stories from the station 12 by pstoev Bruder Vansant by chriseastmids
YOUR POWER by SaraGregorcic Annika, the stranger II by meriirem Reflexions by Gerry-And-Me
Can I Fly? by mjrusche Still by carlosthe:thumb204350518:
Starting slowly againHello people,
First of all, it's been a while.
It looks like I have finally found my turn again in photography. Did a shoot last week of a local artist and it went really well. Photo's of that should be on deviantart shortly.
I will reply to all of your comments and replies in the coming few days.
I hope you are all doing well!
A feature and features!Whats New?!
Hello good people!
Time for some more features!
As most of us have all encountered, it's hard to combine your life with deviantart. Making it hard to promote your work around here.
That's why I dedicated a feature to craigletourneau
Please show is gallery some love!
.daily deviations I suggested!
fallen faith's companion by craigletourneau in all seriousness.... by craigletourneau
hold the line by Linlith Without Wings by MikeShawPhotography 8765444 by aleksandra88
Kaikoura Range New Zealand by joshietakashima This Cold City by MikeShawPhotography I made you up inside my head by yumenonikki
on the way down by sassaputzin fly by BelcyrPiotr White Lion 02 by Alannah-Hawker
A Song of Winter by Last-Delight In The Silence by Noradrenaline-photo :thumb188447455:
:thumb188456675: La la la by Nelleke Lost horizon II by realityDream
13 Below by JonnyGoodboy qq-03 by metindemiralay Reflections Of Brazil by oO-Rein-Oo
Drum Bridge, Winter Mist by Gerard1972 :thumb188445755: :thumb188446986:
Industrial yellow morning 2 by BobRock99 Hear the Ocean by creativemikey :thumb188444278:
Tips For Commission ArtistsHello! I thought of making this small guide, based from my personal experience, to give tips to artists, mostly beginners, to be more successful at selling commissions, since seeing from my previous journal many had difficulty with it. So here are some tips to help boosting your sales.
Have your commission info somewhere visible
Possibly, people won't even know you are taking commissions or if they are open if you don't put your commission info somewhere they can see. You can do this in a journal, that I mostly recommend, since it will be showing into your watcher's inboxes and most of your watchers probably rarely visit your profile page. You could still also use the commission widget, or donation poll to write your info. You can also link to your commission info in your signature or the artist's comment of new drawings you upload.
Keep it simple
Don't add too many unnecessary rules or in
Do's and don'ts for flawless interactionNot much to say about this.
Just some basic tips and tricks for flawless interaction on DeviantArt
Watch people when you honestly find them interesting.
Watch your friends, even if they don't have amazing art. It helps you stay updated with their progress.
Watch groups. They'll offer you a fine selection of art you're interested in, and will help you discover new (interesting) artists.
Check the faves of people you watch. As you like their work, you might have similar tastes in art. Checking their faves might help you find cool art.
Recommend art from people that you watch for a Daily Deviation (if good art, of course).
Uncheck all boxes when watching. There's nothing more disappointing than an empty watch.
500 POINTS GIVEAWAY!Hello my friends!
So Finally i collected some points and now I've decided to hold a giveaway!
A 500 Points Giveaway for everyone who wants to participate!!
Rules - Just favroite and Comment Done!
on the Journal
some of my art works
August 6th (1 week)
Good luck to Ever
White Knights and Why They're HarmfulThis is quite a huge/concerning topic, and I know that not all deviants share the same point of view, and I respect that. I'm sure that there are many other journals touching upon this subject, but because I personally have had very bad experiences with it, I want to inform my watchers about it myself! Hope it helps some.
So, for the past year or so I've noticed that some people saying that they specifically dislike a lot of "popular" dA artists due to the overprotective behavior of their watchers.
I personally find it very sad that people are turned off by my artwork simply because they associate my username with "[my] white knights".
There's no way I can possibly control what my fanbase does or says, and this can lead to some very awkward situations and conflicts on my end.
Don't get me wrong...I love each and every one of my watchers, in fact without you guys my artistic life would be incredibly more lackluster. I'm sure ma
5 ways to get into the creative zoneDear, deviantart fellow artists
Sometimes we tend to feel unmotivated and uninspired to do anything... but there are also those blissful moments of creativity, when inspiration strikes and time goes by unnoticed. Not getting distracted, going with the flow, so merged in the process, that there is no need to do anything else until the work gets done. But how to get in that mood more often..? Here are some ways/tips that helped me over the time.
1. Prepare your work space
Make the place you work as comfortable and useful as possible. Clean the desk from all the clutter, gather your tools in a most accessible way, organize in order to avoid mess. Set the according light, have some inspiring quotes, goals written around.
2. Avoid distractions
Turn off the internet. Or close all the tabs, you don’t need. Especially, social media sites. Don’t check the news/e-mail/mobile phone all the time. Get in the place where
FREE adoptables here! :D (CLOSED)THESE ARE CLOSED, PLEASE STOP COMMENTING. xD
These are free, NOT FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, please read everything before commenting. Everyone has a chance, don't be afraid to join!
I feel like I could give you guys a new chance with the requesting-stuff because it's loads of fun, a lot more people deserved something from the last journal + this is just a way to thank you awesome people for all the support! This time I made some adoptables/character designs for everyone, and they are FREE. I really love how ALL these turned out. ;A; <3 Seriously, there are so many different designs, I'm really in love with all of them! My wish is these to get good homes and be well taken care of, and I'll be looking for new owners here. c:
PLEASE CLICK THE PICTURE AND READ THE DESCRIPTION TO SEE WHO ARE OPEN OR TAKEN. ;D
If you want one, do the following:
1. Be a watcher (If y
Triggers, Triggers Everywhere"Trigger warning."
If you browse art on dA or Tumblr, you've probably seen these words before.
What exactly is a trigger?
Triggers come in multiple flavors.
Trauma triggersA person who has experienced a severe traumatic event—which isn't just limited to war veterans—may find that a particular sensory experience sends them back to that trauma. Although as camelopardalisinblue rightfully points out, it may not always be a full-scale flashback. Plenty of grey areas.
I knew someone who had been abused in a room with fish-themed wallpaper. (Details changed to protect privacy.) So while something like the Jesus fish was tolerable because it was so abstract, they found real fish uncomfortable, and sudden exposure to a similar type of fish drawing would send them into a severe anxiety attack and then flashbac
[UPDATE]1,000 watchers giveaway-win points and artIMPORTANT UPDATE 26th July
So, there are two more things I want to say! First of all a little reminder that, if you share this journal, please link back to it here so I can assign a number to you for option 2. I saw some of them in my mention and reminded a few people there, but in case you don't use a thumb, my :icon: or the :dev:, I can't see if you shared it and can't remind you to do so. It would be a pity if you did it and don't have a chance because you forgot to link back - thus, a little reminder to do it if you haven't done it yet! ^^
On another note, please, everyone give a huge huge hug and thanks to BAMART19! He is terribly kind and donated a lot of points for this giveaway, so you should definitely check him out! He has a 60k kiriban as well, if you're interested So go and take a look at this stuff! If you look at the prizes again you will also see that I raised the point prizes and added more of them, and that is
:.SUPER ICON RAFFLE [8 WINNERS!~] [CLOSED].:UPDATE #3 (CLOSED FOR RAFFLEING!): Thank you ALL who participated! THERE WERE IN TOTAL 68 PARTICIPANTS WITH A TOTAL OF 2,228 CHANCES ADDED TOGETHER. This has been EXTREMELY successful! Now, I will use random.org to determine my eight winners! If you do not win, there will be next times! I host raffles all the time! :icongoyuiplz: There will be a NEW journal made to display the winners!
Also, good luck to the person getting first place in the future
UPDATE #2: A MESSAGE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TAGGED BY THEIR FRIENDS: You seem to be confused Your friends have only tagged you in order to get extra chances in the raffle! That doesn't mean you have to join the raffle, but only if you want! c; I hope I have cleared out confusion. ALSO TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE JOINED ALREADY: You may, at ANY time, add taggers to your chances! Good day and sorry for the excessive updating :iconyutasmileplz:
UPDATE: Ok, we have more than eno
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