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Resources Gallery Makeover (REMINDER)So all those sub cats...
Its no secret that the stock and resources gallery is HUGE. On a scale thats intimidating, complicated and a bit like a bottomless pit of sub, sub, sub, sub, sub cats.
Last year we were very lucky to have a bit of a makeover job in Resources/Fonts and Resources/Stock, however, we are looking with "new deviant's eyes" (Yes, we kidnapped new deviants and stole their eyeballs) to look at our gallery long and hard. HARD.
You can read more about whats going on with this huge project here - http://fav.me/d5xccty
What we'd love to get from you guys
Feedback and suggestions!
Do you know of sub cats that are completely obsolete that we could tidy up and get rid of?
Are there dark alleyways hidden in the maze of resources sub cats that need a light shining on them?
Can some categories be merged, or renamed to make them more logical/useful to todays deviant community?
This... To That #6Welcome to Issue 6
Welcome to the sixth edition of This... To That, showcasing stock, and the artwork produced with it
Many thanks for all the stock providers and artists featured here!
If you would like to suggest artwork and stock to be featured in the
next edition, please send me a NOTE with links and THIS TO THAT
SUGGESTION in the subject line!
Rievaulx Abbey Pack 3 by ^Elandria --> The Fall of Lady Macbeth by *JaiMcFerran
Winters Cold Touch 02 UNRESTRICTED by ^Elandria --> Speed Painting 2 by =LuzTapia
wings 2 by *RomanticFae --> A bit of Both by =StormOwlArt
Stand My Ground 026 by ^Elandria --> Warrior of Time by =Whendell
The West End by ^Elandria --> What was left... by ~Noosha77
Muses of the MastersBeautiful, captivating, inspiring, complicated and often misunderstood - the women who became muses for their masters had more in common with the artists who painted them than might be seen on first glance.
These women from all walks of life often reviled and looked down on in their own time, have transcended their humble beginnings through canvas and paint to inspire and utterly captivate their audiences.
Elizabeth Rossetti (née Elizabeth "Lizzie" Siddall) 1829 - 1862
Elizabeth Siddal 1860 Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Born in 1829 Lizzie was first "discovered" by the artist Walter Deverell in 1849 who had close associations with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Less than 2 years later, Lizzie was sitting almost exclusively for the jealous Rossetti.
Lizzie's life with the artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was turbulent and complicated, much like her relationship with Rossetti who d
Stock and Resources DD Roundup June 2013:iconelandria:
Features by ^Elandria
Evening Sky - Stock by ~StrayBlackSpirit Free Photoshop enviro brush set by ~sangvine Fractal Patterns Set by *DMD-MDM
Armature to Art Doll Part 1 by *Magweno Skin Colour + Others Palette by *Spudfuzz Tutorial: Water-Creatures by *B-O-K-E Composition Tutorial - Values! by *AlexTooth Anime Coloring Tutorial Part 1 by =Marfrey
Versailles Window by ~Anellstock :thumb379395416:The Lady Washington by ~terrybare
Features by ^PirateLotus-Stock
Bear 10 by ~Linay-stock Stock: White butterfly by ~Think-Outside-Of-Box Giant Fawn Lily 03 by ~botanystock
Create your own lineart/base kit! PSD, PNG, JPG. by =MissPinks Simple Wire Wrap Tree Tutorial by *magpie-poet Renny's How to Flesh Out Characters by *Luppa The (Fictional) Vampire Bloodloss Worksheet by `mirz-alt
blossoming branches- 6 pictures 3648x2736 pixel by ~wonderlandstockX Sugar style by ~sonarpos Dragulove - Half Half by =xxPseudOxx
Variable Hawk by ~Parides Lamb stock by ~ha-rat-kiri Sunrise 8 of 9 by ~daisytex
Tiger 4 by ~Civetta70 Unrestricted Vintage design texture by =DivsM-stock forest away1 by *mrscats
Stock and Resources UpdatesLETS TALK ABOUT STOCK "REQUESTS"
Every year we get excited, eager, passionate new stock providers entering our small but growing community, and every year these new stock models in particular get targeted by a small group of "requesters" Those of us who have been on the site for more than a few years recognise the types of "requests" I'm talking about and know to absolutely avoid them at all costs, but its something that I've seen more and more regularly over the last few months, and its definitely a concern.
There are standard "pose requests" that are NOT requested for the "artist" to work from. They are simply asking you to take photos of yourself in provocative poses so they can get off to your stock.
Firstly - please keep in mind that the images you are providing to artists are STOCK ART - they are first and foremost designed to provide artists with useable, useful references, either for traditional art, or digital art or whatever media they choose to create
This... to That #8Welcome to Issue 8
Welcome to the eighth edition of This... To That, showcasing stock, and the artwork produced with it!
Many thanks for all the stock providers and artists featured here!
If you would like to suggest artwork and stock to be featured in the next edition, please send me a NOTE with links and THIS TO THAT SUGGESTION in the subject line!
Lewana 13 by ^PirateLotus-Stock
Pea Baba by *Gejda
Front Waterfall stock by ^PirateLotus-Stock
Tree of Light by *LiliaOsipova
Antique Books 1 by =DamselStock
Wizard's familiar by *tamaraR
Lucid 04 by ^Elandria
Victim of Autumn by ~StassySummer
Pura Fallen by *Tasastock
Stock and Resources DD Roundup March 2013:iconelandria:
Features by ^Elandria
:thumb173548167: Nude male figure - kneeling by ~kristinkk Cosmic Beach Premade Background by =little-spacey Texture - Fire On The Hill Side by =SamiraEmelie Supplementary Water C4D Pack by ~clyzm W6a1364 by =kamarte Goddess of Love WIPs by ~mictones Extremely Easy Tree Tutorial by ~GrimDreamArt Stardust Texture. by ~galaxiesanddust Droplet Texture Pack #2 by =DianaGrigore Model China 1 by ~Hoangvanvan
Features by ^PirateLotus-Stock
Cat stock 3 by ~Manonvr Tutoral - Chocolate Box Cake by *ginas-cakes Freebie Ratha Plushie Pattern page 1 by *viergacht Real Paintbrushes (For Photoshop) by ~CinderBlockStudios Druidess by *lindowyn-stock Stock-Water Lily 2 by ~montygm Mini Realistic Roe Tutorial by ~Auffallend Polymer clay lamb tutorial by ~GemDeDude up - jk - 4 by `mjranum-stock Steampunk Vampire girl by ~LindyvdBosch Jumping Dolphin Stock by *WindInTheCoffeeCup Snow White Stock 5 by ~EvilHateYouAllStock Books 55 by ~hellostreetlight navy dress 2 by ~M-Twins Feline stock 2 by ~Ulvar-Stock Winter Stroll by ~feainne-stock Dsc5251 by *VXLPhotography Anhinga Stock by *Cassy-Blue Stock Model Image by ~yayaartpop Paint me by ~Ngaladel Tutorial: Building a Sketch by *klinanime Sky stock 52 by ~Muse-of-Stock Wolf16 by ~Prinzess-Stock Crazy Man by *Tracys-Stock Flat And Portable LightBox Tutorial by *onwa7 Lonely tree by ~RavensLane Me fake blood, scissors 11 by *SilvieT-Stock In to the Mystic by ~nitch-stock Easter Stock1 by *cavami
Daily Deviation FAQ
Art History: John William Waterhouse:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations:
A man of some mystery John William Waterhouse, most affectionately known throughout his lifetime as 'Nino" was born in Rome to his English parents William and Isabella during the wonder years of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood who set the art world alight.
It was his Italian beginnings that first influenced his artistic style as a young man first at school in Leeds, then later at his fathers studio in London where he entered the coveted Royal Academy of Arts at the age of 21, not as a painter; but as a sculptor. Six months later his probationary term ended and he was fully enrolled as a student leading to his first painting exhibits.
"Undine" 1872, oil on canvas and "Gone but not Forgotten" 1873, oil on canvas - shows Wa
Celebrating Diversity #27The idea behind the Celebrating Diversity Project is to post an article with deviations outside of my area of expertise here on deviantART. Therefore I decided to browse away from Photography, and venture into areas that I know little about!
I strongly encourage you to step out of your zone of comfort and take the time to discover or re-discover other types of art. The world is full of wonder and beauty, we just need to take the time and open our minds to see even more of it - embrace the diversity of it!
Pimps and Whoas - May 22, 2013Pimps
Official dA News
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Photography Troubleshooting: Winter WildlifeFor many parts of the world, Winter provides a beautiful backdrop for some of the best landscape and water scape Photography out there. Snowy hills, Frosty trees and more help to convert a world of vibrant Summer or Autumn into subdued yet awe-inspiring Winter. But what about the wildlife? Extreme weather conditions can make it more challenging to get out and about with the camera, but can also give you more opportunity to capture those elusive animals.
When I first started investigating Winter Wildlife Photography I thought that I would have to aim for things like Foxes, Deer and other wild and sometimes elusive animals. But actually, wildlife Photography and in particular in the Winter - can start right in the back garden.
Birds in particular get hungrier and needier during Winter months in England. I'm sure this is true for many parts of the world too. Depending on the kinds that frequent your garden, you could encourage them to linger pretty quickly or it might
Pimps and Whoas - September 4, 2013Pimps
Official dA News
Celebrating Deviousness - September 2013
Clarifying an Issue with Stock Resources
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Forum Features #36 - September: Senses!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of deviantART's beloved forumers!
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art.
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and feature them in the next news article.
The best thing is that being an active member of the forums is the only requirement!
Featured Forumer of the Month: *deVere.
Have you loved on your stock providers today?Free stock!!
Did you know that dA has thousands and thousands of stock photographs that you can use for FREE, and they're right at your fingertips? Have you visited the Stock & Resources gallery today?
I've heard so much complaining going on around here over who can use what stock and when and where and why and how . . . and now I'm hearing people trash our stock providers. That's where it needs to stop, because those providers have done nothing to us except spend hours upon hours taking, preparing, and uploading stock photographs for us to use. And there are some really gorgeous ones out there for all our stock needs.
The biggest complaint I hear now is that some of the stock providers here disappear, so we can't contact them for commercial permission if we want to expand our portfolios. I agree that that can be a problem, but it's a problem anywhere-- not just on dA. What can w
Celebrating Diversity #21
To [even attempt to represent a physical subject, such as a house or a dog] would be a failure in the eyes of the abstract artist.
Will Gompertz, What Are You Looking At?
Colour is a means of exerting direct influence on the soul.
Wassily Kandinsky, 1912/13
I, the sculptor, am the landscape. I am the form and I am the hollow, the thrust and the contour.
It is possible that a picture will move far away from Nature and yet find its way back to reality. The faculty of memory, experience at a distance produces pictorial associations.
Paul Klee, mid-1920s
Fan Art Fridays: Scooby DooHello and welcome to the 17th edition of Fan Art Fridays I'll be featuring 10-15 pieces of fan art, by fandom each week. This week will feature fanart from Scooby Doo
Scooby Gang commission by *47ness Scooby Doo reimagined by ~gineticz Velma and Daphne ghosts- Commission by *Ceshira
If you want to suggest a book/game/anime/cartoon/movie/etc to feature fan art of, please comment here: http://lyricanna.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3431990/
Witch Hunter Robin
AthenaStock::Pony Express 2 by ~AthenaStock
Gargoyles 14 by *CAStock Head Statue STOCK by ~Chiron178 Chariot Statue by ~LinwoodStock
Angel 2 by ~elanordh-stock Status Stock 2 by =FairieGoodMother Four Winds Bronze Psd by ~GRANNYSATTICSTOCK Fairy Status Stock 3 by =FairieGoodMother
stock image XII by ~mordachaistock Dragon statue 02 by ~restmlinstock angel cherub 2 by =Drezdany-stocks Lady in Chair of Roses by ~FairyAndTurtleStock
Gargoyle Statue by ~nixie04 STATUE 38_quaddles by *quaddles Nightstock 1606 by ~Nightstock
bronze unicorn by ~two-ladies-stocks Time Pile by ~the-night-bird Cemetery statue package 1 by *almudena-stock Stolpen 11 by *almudena-stock
Head Stock 01 by ~rml-stock Metal Horse by ~InToXiCaTeD--StOcK Stock 65 by ~UmbraDeNoapte-Stock
Leaving Southampton She was in the kitchen when he stumbled in noisily, tripping as he went past the shelves and catching the edge of the table to keep himself from falling.
Pretending not to hear the stream of curses that followed, she kept her eyes fixed on the dishes, letting her hand trail in the soapy water. There was a loud scraping of wood against grimy concrete as he drew a chair and collapsed into it. At this she looked up, and after a moment's hesitation, she said, unnecessarily, "You've been drinking."
He clutched his head and said nothing. He hadn't shaved in weeks and stank of sweat and alcohol; he looked much older than his eighteen years.
They sat in silence for a while. Then he announced, loudly, "Fuck."
She didn't bother to tell him off. She just waited. And jumped when he suddenly brought his fist down, hard, onto the table.
"Our lives here are s
Our DutyWe swallowed the path home
Because we were hungry,
Though starving is an ongoing
Story, an empty bag
Dancing in the streets,
Full of an unfastened voice
Walking through the house,
Wind unchained, heart admonished.
Heaven fills its eyes, crawls away,
That sleeping boat content to follow
The vacant waves, intervals
Of dying that we dare not interrupt,
And we watch the kind ear shrinking
From our charcoal docks; heaven
With a full stomach crawls away.
This is what we were put here for.
Keep in Touch!
^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More