These could be wonderful wallpapers.
Apple's new Mac Demo is <3
Regarding personal style.To anyone who is obsessively busy trying to find a style unique to them; don't. It seems to have become some sort of trend nowadays on dA, trying to "find a style", when really it is something quite ridiculous to be doing.
If you compare it to handwriting, it's like worrying about how to make every single letter of the alphabet both beautiful and unique to you when your spelling and grammar leave a lot to be desired, while they are really the most important things to learn first. Sure having a pretty style to look at is nice, just like having a beautiful handwriting. But if all of your other artistic knowledge is falling behind, much like your spelling and grammar, the result will still be unattractive and your art will not reach the viewer in the way that you intended.
So in short, focus on getting better, on gathering knowledge, experience, and practicing, not on finding your own style. Style will happen automatically. Not to mention the fact that if you're a good and experienced eno
Can I draw Anime/Cartoons well?This question is always being asked on DeviantART--mostly by young, aspiring artists who really think they want to become a great, professional anime/manga/cartoon artist when they get "good enough".
The matter of the fact is that, no matter how much you try to be good at a style, regardless of how much you practice and how often you draw it--it'll never look right.
you study realistic form and proportion first.
Learn how the human body really looks and really works before you try to stylize it.
The best way to do this is to find out if there are any Figure Study classes being held in your town or city. A lot of places will have these sessions where anyone can come in at a certain time and draw nude models that will sit and pose for any artist who attends. These are perfect for learning the realistic human form. As long as you draw them as you see them and try to figure out why things are the way they are.
In short, figure studies are how artists dissect a human being wit
Group Abuse: Killing our CommunitiesGroups! What a great feature on deviantART. They kicked off last year and have been a huge success. Nothing but good has come from the groups system or has it? I can tell you that right now under the layer of hype lies a deep, dark problem that's slowly killing our communities, unknown artists, and our ART. I'm going to tell you my own story, then explain.
I'm the founder of a large photography group here on deviantART. We've been using the groups system since the very first day they officially released. At the time of this writing, we have almost 3600 members. We've grown rapidly to become one of the largest and most successful photography groups around. As a founder, it's always interesting to see how your group is doing. It's a lot of fun to look at statistics, new members, submissions, and comments. Until now.
We had an excellent discussion in our group chat debating the following issues. Together, we came up with these issues and decided to raise them to the communit
The World of Macro (Bring back Macro)This newss article not only serves to feature some amazing macro deviations, but as a petition to bring back the Photography> Macro category!!! If you want this category back, then please this article, and lets show the administrators of DA just how many deviants are devoted to bringing this category back!!!
Months ago the Macro category mysteriously disappeared off of Deviant Art, many were annoyed, shocked and furious to say the least. So why did DA decide to take away an extremely popular category? And more importantly what other categories will they take away next????!?? Macro photography deserves its own category, it is in a class of its own! Macro photography lets us view the world differently, and allows us to see things like weve never seen before! After being introduced to macro photography, my vision of the world began to transform. Its important that macro photography doesnt just blend into t
Writing Better Character DescriptionWriting Better Character Description
by Michael D. Bjork
We writers have a particularly tough job: bringing nonexistent people (our characters) to life in our readers’ imaginations. While it’s never easy, we usually accomplish this magic by writing each character with two qualities in mind:
1) Their personality
2) Their physical appearance
Personality is usually expressed through characterization, and appearance through physical description. That doesn't sound so complicated.
But there are two things I’ll suggest today: first, that description needs to do more than just craft appearance, and second, it’s good characterization, more than anything, that’s the key to conjuring vivid characters.
Let’s take a look at the following example.
1) When I entered Mr. Smith's office, he stood from his desk and smiled. He had a big nose, brown eyes, and short, blond hair. He wore a dark suit. I shook his hand.
The Unseen Stock - February If you like thi feature please add it to your s to spread the stock love (:
Nux 2 by DaeStock Siren - Stock by FrancescaAmyMaria
jason aaron baca 172 freebie by jasonaaronbaca Clothing V3 (17) by Null-Entity model_4 by anastasiya-landa Mad Hatter 7 by kirilee
Witch stock (27) by Blossom-Lullabies
Stock - Make-up 8 insp. Menton J. Matthews III by S-T-A-R-gazer summer in the forest by ViktoriyaDr Bite Me (9) by MajesticStock Laura 17 by CathleenTarawhiti
Splash of Colors... feature 5And here's another feature. I didn't do these series in a while... but since life keeps throwing lemons at my face that right now I can't keep up with making lemonades, I just better do something what I haven't in a while. Here you have a couple of featured works by amazing artists, so be sure to check them out.
TUTORIALS AND BRUSHES... COMMISSIONS
And I finally opened a new page on my official site valentinaremenar.com ...So now you can find all my tutorials in one place and I even shared brushes with which I paint my works, also my own ones which I created for my realistic drawings. You can see and download them all here.
And I thought to open commissions this month, but I probably won't be able to do it cause of health issues. I'll announce when I open them, hopefully soon...when I'll be able to sit more. Till then...you'll find me making lemonades.
96 MORE TEXTURES YOU DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED ! FIRST EDITION : http://news.deviantart.com/article/69803/
Blooming by Clovcent
Cracks invert by Stock7000
Mountain Rock by iamthetvStone01 by Azph:thumb120414597:
Wall 001 by ISOStockWall 014 by ISOStockWall 015 by ISOStock
brick texture by beckasConcrete Wall 5 by hope72-stock
Apple core by Mithgariel-stock:thumb120388278:
Grass Bokeh Texture by JeniphoStock:thumb117311951:
decaying sunset by cheesyflips-stocktexture_2 by velvetcat-stockmetal texture 12 by wojtar-stock
texture 1 by tnemgarfMetal 2 by Hjoranna
Old Guide by DustwaveStockFoiled 02 by Stock7000
:thumb116900246:Metal Grate by MaryAnnBubna
metal texture 14 by wojtar-stockscratch and paint on metal by cheesyflips-stock
thing by Doomsday-Stock
texture 114 by Sirius-sdztexture 115 by Sirius-sdzLeather Texture 2 by Tasastock
:thumb115217828:Texture 187 by deadcalm-stock:thumb116607211:Texture background field by fotojenny
Forgotten texture by firesign24-7Geyser Texture 1 by 1pen
Snowing texture by wchildChicken skin texture8 by faestock
Art Theft on Ebay (a lot of deviants found)A while ago i stumbled upon a Shop on Ebay that sells prints. Even though im not familiar with all the pictures there... I recognized a few i knew for sure and some that looked strangely familiar from deviantArt.
All i know is, that a lot of deviants are being ripped off.
Already recognized artwork:
These Artists already got mailed or noted.
- on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.de/COCTAIL-GLAS-3-BILDER-ABSTRACT-POP-ART-120x80cm-v180_W0QQitemZ370161239406QQihZ024QQcategoryZ75741QQcmdZViewItem
- on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.de/PLEASE-LOVE-ME-POPART-LOUNGE-3-BILDER-120x80cm-V435_W0QQitemZ370161649396QQihZ024QQcategoryZ75741QQcmdZViewItem
- on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.de/FANTASY-GLASS-LOUNGE-POP-ART-3-BILDER-120x80cm-v148_W0QQitemZ370144328920QQihZ024QQcategoryZ75741QQcmdZViewI