The Traveller by Elena-Ciolacu
Yo(r)u and I by 1-k-0
ANIMA by MichalTokarczuk
GIRL AND IT - Trailer by mohdfikree
The Dark Forest by AndreeaIuliana
5 second day 2013 by Guts-N-Effort
Tilt-Shift Photography Feature
The Promenade Tilt-Shift by ScENeYmE
Kalyani Nagar square - tilt shift by nuklar
Tilt Series IV by KrisSimon
Tilt shift by binouse49
Long-Exposure Photo Feature
Dead Zone in the Sky by justeline
jewel by ildiko-neer
Green by AndyMumford
Tranquility Flows by jaydigital
Energy - Film Long Exposure by Cameron-Jung
Disorder by BenHeine
12th BirthdAy Muro Fun!:Hi there,
So since dA's 12th Birthday is tomorrow, KovoWolf and I (dekorAdum) decided to host some fun event!
Muro Drawing event in the DrawPLZ Forum here!
Your task is to draw something deviantART related with the number 12 included!
Thread will remain open till the end of the 7th! No need to hurry
Winner will receive a 1 year Premium Membership and 2 Honourable Mention will receive 250-250
Muro fun in :#communityrelations: @ 11 AM PST (6 PM GMT) hosted by me and the amazing KovoWolf!
Winner will receive a 1 year Premium Membership and 2 Honourable Mention will receive 250-250
Be creative and devious!
Member Feature #6 with ZerberuZ>>
I'm dekorAdum, and my duty at Urban-and-Rural is to feature submitted artworks. Recently we decided to change the way we do it, and instead of themes & Featured folders, we decided to pick only one Member and make a little interview with them to get to know our members a little more and I'll feature amazing U&R photographers every second week!
Our Previous Featured Members
Interview with geolio
Interview with BlauBeerKuchen
Interview with Twitch100
Interview with Nujabes
Interview with Justynka
Here is our next Featured Member, ZerberuZ
First of all, thank you so m
General Photo DD Feature #44General Photography Community Volunteers: Kaz-D , 3wyl & IsacGoulart
Daily Deviations from August 12th - August 18th
dark heart news by R727
Strawberry by StacyD
Converging by IvanAndreevich
Playground Tsunami by hougaardInfinite II by eyesweb1
Waterfall Web by PoppyHunter The Hanging Gardens by CapturingTheNight
Cheeky Summer Fruit Salad by claremansonParis by heyydaydreamer
Leuchtperle by DanielHeydecke
Displaying JournalsOn your page you can have the Featured Deviation Widgets where you can display your favourite Deviations from your Gallery.
Also you can use them to display your Journals. Here is how to do that:
#1 All you have to do is edit the Widget by clicking on the little Pencil icon
Normally you would get the following:
#2 Here you have to click on the Choose A Deviation button.
#3 In the Search field you should type in one of your Journal's title and your Features, Interviews or other.
Of course at first your deviations are showing up and you can select one, but if you type in anything elso to the field, everything related to it comes up.
Pick the one you would like to be displayed.
Important: You have to change to Normal View (if you have Premium Membership) b
Show Me #1: BridgesI decided to start a feature series in the Deviation ThumbShare Forum based on themes and featuring the collected deviations on Sundays.
The first theme was Bridges!
Here comes the amazing deviations
On My Way by ThoughtMemory
Sydney Harbour Bridge by DrewHopper
Chat Tutorial #5 - Joining ChatroomsSuggested by TheLastHuzzah | A tutorial magyar nyelven is olvasható!
How do I join a chatroom?
First of all I'd like you to read the rules regarding Chatrooms!
Read that carefully before entering an official or even a regular channel!
In order to join a chatroom, you may want to go to the chat page.
deviantART's official channel is :#devart: which is moderated by Community Volunteers and $taff.
To go to that channel, click on the green button with fella on it!
I'm in a channel and I'd like to join another!
There are some ways to do that!
The most easy way
If you know the name of the chatroom you'd like to join then all you have to do is type in the following command:
The /join command opens the new channel in a new tab so you don't have to have a bunch o
Member Feature #16 with cichutkoHello there
I'm dekorAdum, and my duty at Urban-and-Rural is to feature submitted artworks. I'll feature amazing U&R and Architecture Photographers every second week!
Here is our next Featured Member, cichutko
More in her Gallery
Our Previous Featured Members
geolio | BlauBeerKuchen | Twitch100
Nujabes | Justynka | ZerberuZ
PapercuttingsPapercutting is an art form that has been seen all over the world, adapted to regional styles based on cultures. It should come as no surprise that the Chinese have the earliest forms of papercutting currently known to us as the 'ancestor to paper' has been found in China. This was dated as far back as 2nd century B.C. and is considered as important as their discovery of printmaking, gunpowder and the compass.
Thessatoria's It's Your Life
Naturally as paper spread throughout the world this art form evolved, spreading all over the Far East through to the Middle East. For example Japanese Kirigami where origami folds are cut and Indian Sanjhi.
This art form is popular to this very day, take renowned British artist Rob Ryan, which I am sure many of you here would have at least seen his work before! His work has been seen printed over everything you can think of, kitchenware, clothes, books and probably more!
Famous Photographs: The Afghan GirlIf you run a google search on what are the top famous Photographs of all time, The Afghan Girl is sure to appear. She is truly a face from History and one that many across the globe have tried to capture within others time and time again. But what exactly has made this image and its photographer so captivating?
Source: Daily Mail/National Geographic/Steve McCurry
Eyes, they say, are the window to the soul. And capturing such a piercing and expressive look in a photograph is a highly sought after skill. The Afghan Girl exhibits suspense, suspicion and a sense of distrust at the person behind the lens, she gives off an air of maturity, a foreboding feeling - a vulnerability behind years of strength. That, is what makes her so captivating.
Sharbat Gula is her name, although few even know this rather important detail. Sh
Art History: Discovering Dali
Salvador Dali was born in Spain in 1904 and has been best known and recognised throughout the years for his surrealist, ambiguous works. Dali is responsible for inspiring a plethora of artists to create, combine and step outside of their comfort zones. Many know him for his paintings, but actually like many modern artists today, Dali traversed the fields of the artistic world to pick up talents in Writing, Photography, Sculpture and Film.
Dali was not famous for his methods. That's one of the mistakes that people make when tracing his history or seeking him out for inspiration. Dali's methods were much the same as anybody else's. However his concepts trumped them all and made him what he is remembered for today. He achieved his effects through a mastery of perspective
and a critical eye for color and shape, symmetry and innuendo. It is this realization that opens up the market for future dali-esque artists. There's nothing unusual behind the crea
Art History: Writing a Pantomime:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcrliterature:
Pantomime is easy to write? (Oh no it isn’t!)
Pantomime is a traditional form of theatre, which in its most recognised form originated from the Victorian era and continues to be a prominent aspect of British theatre today. Writing a Pantomime as a scriptwriter may seem like an easy feat- the traditional fairy-tale put onto stage, but in fact it is a style where the traditional conventions are still a strong element of modern pantomime scriptwriting.
This art history article not only shares where the origins of pantomime came from, but shares some of those conventions which as a scriptwriter need consider before writing.
The birth of Pantomime
Like most forms of theatre, the origins of pantomime derive from the ancient Greeks. Greek theatre was not only an entertainment form, but a celebration of the god Dionysus and a way of retelling the stories we now know as Greek Myths. Significant
Nick ParkWell I am sure this is a name a lot of you are familiar with! But for those of you who need an introduction to him, Nick Park is stop motion animator who works for Aardman Animations in Bristol. So to name a few works that you may be familiar with are Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Creature Comforts.
His works have been nominated for and also won quite a few BAFTA awards and Oscars.
He continues to work with traditional stop motion animation and plasticine, so the old 'move it a bit and take a photo' technique. His first feature piece for Aardman, A Grand Day Out, was a student project at the time. This was funded by the studio which allowed him to continue to work on it part time whilst continuing his studies. This became a huge hit and was nominated for an Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Unfortunately he lost this award to another short, Creature Comforts, which was also his work anyway!
His animations have graced British TV for many years and it has gained a lot of a
La LineaThis is one of the most influential and iconic animated series ever made in my opinion. La Linea (The Line) is a classic Italian animated series by Osvaldo Cavandoli. The animation follows the character, Mr. Linea, who is drawn by a single line. Even if you don't know La Linea, some of you may recognise the voice actor as the original voice of Pingu the penguin. The language he speaks is based on Italian (Milanese dialect) but spoken in a way that essentially is gibberish!
Due to it's 'lack of language' this became an international hit, which I think is one of the best essences of film making. Having the power to cross borders without a language barrier is a fantastic skill to have!
But why do I think this is one series we should all know about?
Mr. Linea is always presented with obstacles, drawn in by the animator. Sometimes he'll succeed, sometimes he'll fail. So for example perhaps he's trying to reach something high up, so he complains to the animator. The animator draws a flight o
So You Wanna be a Stocker?Welcome to the first "So You Wanna be a Stocker?" article!
I asked some of the biggest names in stock some typical questions that new stockers might have, in hopes that their answers will help stockers new and old learn a bit! I asked them different questions with some overlap in hopes of getting differing
Our interviewees today are faestock, Tasastock, and SenshiStock.
1. Is an expensive camera necessary?
Tasastock says, "No, but they are damned fun to play with! You can get a decent camera for a decent price nowadays that will shoot good quality images in the right conditions. Obviously they're not good for low-light or anything capturing movement, but if you handle them right you can make do with an ordinary camera, I've known plenty of people to do so."
SenshiStock says, "I don't know much about cameras, but the best photographs you can take are always going to be the ones that
Art History: Pixel Art in Real LifeWelcome to the first article of Digital Art History Month!
People around the world are re-inventing pixel art from the digital world into real life. Today, we'll look at a few ways people have made pixel art from every day items.
(Please note that I'm not saying the following ARE pixel art, but only an adaptation. )
For instance, Zach King on YouTube has created a pixel-styled Super Mario stop-motion using only Sticky Notes.
Wasn't that cool?
The next adaptation brings pixel art into 3D. Lego! We've all played with it at some point in our lives, but believe it or not, it's one of the most common adaptations in pixel art. Check out this LEGO sculpture by Nathan Sawaya.
Almost anything can be used to create pixel art in real life, even shot glasses, as demonstrated by Thomas Hoel!
Thoughts about Photography - part 1In here you will find a few examples of works specific to different types of Photography, followed by various artists' opinion about what they think it's most important regarding their art and how to make it. You will come to see that while on some types of Photography many artists have similar opinions, on others their thoughts differ a lot, so read them all carefully and enjoy the article! - lintu47
Abstract & Surreal
AndyDragonPark says: "Abstract Photography is not something people immediately think about when you tell them you are a photographer. Most people ask " do you do landscapes, action, portraits or weddings". The truth is I do all these things but my favourite is Abstract Photography. Many definitions on abtract art will tell you that an abstract is one without a
Interview with Sergi BrosaIn celebration of Digital Art Month, here is the first of a series of interviews done to the authors of some of the site's most popular digital deviations of all time. In this occasion I bring you Brosa, creator of The Retro of Tomorrow
The Retro of Tomorrow
I'm Sergi Brosa, a spanish artist located in Barcelona. I'm 25 years old, and I am an illustrator, comic artist and concept artist trying to survive in this wild world. I usually work as a comissioned artist, and I have tried two times to enter the french comic industry, with no success.
So, I keep just taking comissions, sometimes from companies and sometimes from usual people. I have to say that it is a fun job because it's never the same thing. B
How photography helped end a warIt's said that a picture says a thousand words, but this isn't always true. Sometimes they say far more than that. Un-edited photography is the closest medium we have to capturing reality, and for that reason it's incredibly powerful. On a personal level, photographs help us capture memories of our loved ones, and of times gone by. On a larger scale, pictures can tell stories of hardship, suffering and hope in a language that transcends culture. Photography can evoke emotion - but more than that, it can move people to action.
The power of photography was maybe never clearer than during the Vietnam war (1955 - 1975).
There are three pictures in particular that became iconic. They showed the human side of war, and the inhumane side of it. They showed the true horror that people endure and what kind of brutalities it makes people commit to other human beings. As the war dragged on, there was a growing movement of people who opposed the war. These pictures served as a powerful catalyst, an
Eadweard MuybridgeSo Eadweard Muybridge, why should all animators know his name? He is an English photographer who moved over to America. So what is a photographer doing in our Film, Animation and Flash month?
Well his photography is really quite unique for the time, he set up multiple cameras for his shots in order to capture motion in the form of stop-action photography. He was also known for creating the zoopraxiscope, which plays a series of images in order to create the illusion of motion, in other words very early animation work! These series of images were on disc that were spun and projected, so the images loop in sequence. Kind of like your first generation animated gifs!
His photography work and his zoopraxiscope helped people to study in detail how things move. From the way people walk, jumping, running through to horses galloping. And as a tutor once said to me, if you can animate a horse, you can animate anything. These images surprised many people, such as when a horse runs, there is a pha
Tricksters in Folktales and FablesArticle Series: Tricksters in Literature, Part 2 of 5
Many of us have fond memories of listening to stories as kids. Perhaps the stories were the fairy tales that we liked to hear at bedtime, but maybe instead of princesses and dragons and knights in shining armor, you wanted to hear something different. Maybe you wanted to hear stories about mischievous creatures performing wild antics that left you cheering them on and giggling. Maybe you wanted to hear stories where creatures overcame seemingly impossible odds to best their adversaries, helped you learn an important life lesson, and did it all in a lighthearted and entertaining way. Maybe you wanted to hear a folktale or a fable.
So what is the difference between folktales and fables and the mythologies and folklore that we discussed in the previous article? And how do tricksters fit in?
William KentridgeWilliam Kentridge is a South African born filmmaker, sculptor and artist. His works are full of narrative that is influenced by politics and his studies in theatre. He generally works in traditional media such as charcoal and pastels. Some of his most memorable works were between the years of 1989 and 1996, which were a series of animations as viewed through the eyes of three different running characters.
During this period of time his works talked about the politics, social issues such as race and class, and injustice in South Africa at the time. Whilst his works are often about his views about what is going on, sometimes there are autobiographical elements in it as he has included his own image in his work.
The way he treats his materials also adds to the messages he is trying to get across. Rubbing out charcoal lines, drawing over it, but of course charcoal never cleans off completely so you can get a sense of the passing of time, decay and memory in his film.
"In the same w
Leonardo da Vinci's Anatomical DrawingsIf getting your gear together and heading out for an evening of life drawing sounds like more trouble than it's worth, consider what Leonardo da Vinci endured for the sake of educating his own singular vision.
Rumors of da Vinci resorting to grave robbery persist to this day, but the truth is that he was allowed to dissect and study corpses at the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence.
Leonardo da Vinci's studies of the human skull in 1489 borrowed three-dimensional drawing techniques from architecture that had never been seen applied to anatomical studies before. A new technical vocabulary for anatomical drawings was created and da Vinci's sketches in plan, section, elevation, and perspective marked a massive progression in how the body was documented.
Criticized for his undertaking, Leonardo passionately defended the purpos
Hanna-BarberaOk now, be honest, how many of you had a little happy tear when you read the title of this article?
Hanna-Barbera Productions is an American animation studios which has produced timeless classics more timeless classics than I can name. Tom & Jerry, Johnny Quest, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby Doo, The Addams Family and many more!
The studio was formed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, formerly directors from the MGM Studio. They were born during the golden age of American animation as MGM shut down their animation studio, Hanna-Barbera rose from it's ashes.
The production company became super popular with it's Saturday morning cartoons. Their cartoon shorts and series filled this time slot on all major American TV channels at the time. However over time their profits started to fall as they lost this morning slot. The Turner Broadcasting System ended up buying them and so some of us growing up will remember seeing much of their toons in the channel you know as C
Printing: From the Far East to the Printing PressIllustrations have been hand drawn for many centuries. But as the demand for the distribution of illustration and text increased, people developed printing techniques, and over time this would turn into what we now know as the printing press, the mass production of illustration and text.
Let us take a look at the Far East first, in particular China and Japan where print has been traditionally used as early as the 7th century. The Chinese have been using woodblock printing since the Tang Dynasty (7th Century). This method of printing quickly spread to other East Asian countries, including Japan. The earliest complete survival of a dated printed book is the Diamond Sutra (Buddhist text). This of course ties into one of the most famous Chinese inventions, paper!
"It was the Chinese who really discovered the means of communication that was to dominate until our age."
A. Hyatt Mayor
Wood block printing was used in the production of books such as
Food Photography - back to basicsFood is a necessity for daily life and good health (the right kinds anyway), but food is also fast becoming something of an Art as well as many turn to their cameras once a mammoth baking session is over and capture the delightful dishes in attractive and alluring ways. Since the beginnings of Still Life Photography, food has been a subject and whilst the topic has remained the same - methods, equipment and ease have changed in varying degrees across the years. Food Photography is still a genre that is vastly overlooked and majorly underrated in the art world.
It all began with Still Life Paintings back in the 17th Century. They were as far from commercial as a style could get and certainly weren't created with selling in mind. However the skill and main aspects that realism painters took back in the 17th Century are kept close to the hearts of Food Photographers today as they grip onto Realism, effects of light, composition and arrangement. Props have always been an important part of