What is DeviantArt? Part 1
Although it’s getting rarer these days, I sometimes come across people who ask me what exactly “DeviantArt” means. Before I begin to explain all the amazing things our community has to offer, they sometimes look at me sideways and say, "Deviant, eh? One of those websites..."
Most marketing experts would never name a site "DeviantArt," because the word "deviant" has multiple meanings that can be interpreted in different — not always positive — ways. Yet we are the greatest, most diverse art community in existence. Few branding agencies would ever make DeviantArt its infamous green/gray color. Yet we love it, and have become known for it.
Where else can you stunning fan artists alongside the best nature photographers in the world? Or top comic book artists alongside the most talented storytellers of our generation? We are DeviantArt, the wild card of the Internet, th
I just wanted to thank everybody who commented here!
You really helped me in a way, this opened my eyes a bit more, and I was able to step on a new road which I am not sure where go! So this will be new for everybody, I am glad if you stick around for this journey of mine, but I will put down my eagerness to please everybody...
I became a bit rusty in these days because the finals and school and everything but I am back and I feel wacier than ever! Hopefully I will be able to write journal with some plans, infos and such, cause a lot of things happened, and some of them worth sharing!
Keep on being awesome!
I have been thinking about this a lot, and I battled between writting a journal or a status update about it, but I decided to do a journal.
Only read this whole thing if you are okay with some of me, so this is just a note that there is no
JudgedToo many people are prone to judge others based on their perceived capability at a certain skill. This is especially true on this site.
Perhaps it can't be helped, as the initial impression that we have of each other on DeviantArt is the works that we each display on our respective pages. There is little else to go on, in many cases, not even a name, and perhaps that anonymity enables us to feel justified in mistreating one another. As such, we form artificial constructs of each another in our minds, based on little reality, either elevating those that we don't know to various pedestals, or trampling into the ground others not deemed worthy by our arbitrary standards.
This happens all the time, so most seem to take it as a given, as the way things should be, but it makes zero sense to me. As someone who identifies as a misanthrope, I don't understand how or why people who proclaim to like their fellow man in general can be so quick to dismiss and denigrate others, while unquestioningly
MIRAGE NOIR OUTFIT DESIGN CONTEST - NEW DEADLINEEDIT: NEW DEADLINE IS 10th of JULY.
I had some notes that people have exams in June and they would have trouble to meet the June deadline, so I decided to extend it until 10th July. I hope this helps!
The topic of the contest is:
"Mirage Noir Outfit Design Contest"
Draw one (or more) of the Mirage Noir characters in clothes designed by you .
The prizes are:
One year premium membership or 4000
Six months premium membership or 2400
Three months premium membership or 1200
The deadline for this contest is 30th of June
Winning designs will be used in the game with their creators permission
THEY WILL BE ALSO PRESENT IN THE GAME CREDITS
Characters are listed below (or in a neat folder here: http://the-black-mirage.deviantart.com/gallery/40455874/Official-Character-Profiles ):
(Those are their original outfits. Your job is to draw completly new clothes design. For
tipping point .we're chasing each other on threaded tightropes.
i'm pulling you forward while i
and under us is chaos,
The Society we live in !!!It's pathetic How doctors have gone all commercial, Isn't it !?
( I think doctors were meant to save life, Weren't They !? That's what their fucking JOB IS !!!!
Hippocratic Oath is now the NEW Hypocrisy Oath,
The amount they charge now days is fabulous, Like they are demanding ransom )
What happens to those who are below poverty line, How the fuck do they survive coz of this illiteracy in Docs.
How politicians are lost in greed, Endless Lust for Money,
The consumption of Natural resources by our GREAT so called " HOMO SAPIENS "
and We call our earth " MOTHER NATURE " which we have been destroying for ages by consuming these resources abundantly,
It's like this is the only generation that has to survive, Oh fuck it ! Other generations will manage it somehow !! Right!? or in other words,
Really there will be next generations after us!? is the way natural resources are being consumed.
The food we waste can satisfy the hunger of the needy ones, I'm included in this one a
PSA for Artists! Don't make the same mistake I didI've been posting some video tutorials to teach aspiring artists my drawing techniques, but I think it's very important to learn from my mistakes as well.
I'm 25 right now, and I've been drawing all my life. I started drawing a lot more and professionally when I was about 19-20. I drew all the time and didn't think much about it. I would draw until I'm in pain, from sitting too long, from not eating because I was in the flow and didn't want to stop. I would get terrible back pains and even heart palpitations from sitting in the same position drawing for so long.
That's when the nails on my right hand started to get weird and lumpy. At first I thought it was a dietary thing, so I took vitamins, went to the doctors, exercised, changed things up but it was too late. It's been years now and 3 doctors later they couldn't fix it.
If it were just ugly nails, I wouldn't really care, but the nails are just the tip of how bad I've been treating my body. One time during a particularly hardco
Sculpted Shades Of White- Sculpted Shades Of White -
Starlight pierces ebony,
above sculpted shades of white.
And moonbeams soften the scene,
gilding night with golden light.
Donning a crystalline dress,
Nature is enshrouded with grace.
And draped in feathery down,
She’s frozen in time and space.
As billions of flakes gather,
they quickly begin to freeze.
And subtle features are carved,
by the breath of a sharp breeze.
Yet it doesn't cut enough
to dislodge the sticky snow.
And the laden branches bend,
bowing impossibly low.
Cold cast an enchanted spell,
in the throes of arctic chill.
And silence imbues magic,
to winter's artistic skill.
Copyright © 2015 Emile Pinet
UPDATE 1Welcome to our very first Sketch This, recap Journal!
For those of you that are unaware, last week DeviantArt launched a magnificent new platform called Sketch This. In the process, DeviantArt has teamed up with AutoDesk to create a fun, new drawing experience within their popular SketchBook app.
SKETCH THIS IS…
An inspirational series of art challenges that stimulates creativity and offers a fun, educational opportunity for both professional artists and aspiring artists.
Through the SketchBook app, artists can enjoy as many challenges as they would like, selecting the ones they are excited about and bypassing those they are not. An initial list of 10 challenges was provided last week, with a series of 5 new ones per week added on each week da