Taste the RainbowA feature for artists who aren't afraid of color.
A whole lotta stuff going on in hereHello my friends!I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU for all your kind birthday wishes. You guys are just plain AWESOME!I've written a poem for the occasion. Please feel free to leave feedback. I want to take this opportunity to talk about DA Groups.I've always enjoyed the groups here- they give me a chance to explore DeviantArt in a way that exposes me to SO many wonderful pieces of art and artists.I am currently founder of two groups.The first is :iconlight-play:This group is all about LIGHT. Everything from fire to fireworks- light painting to tools of the trade.Light...it's such an interregnal part of photography and this group celebrates that.:icondeviantsgallery:This group celebrates ALL types of art.With over 60,000 members this group encompasses too many thing to name here.It's a great place to find new art and gain exposure to your own.Check it out!:hear
It's a Haiku day.That's right, Haiku. It's a form of poetry I adore. Today I want to feature a few Haikus I think you'll like. and check out a few of mine.
Just Blue: Part 4Today I am celebrating the color blue because it is one of my favorite colors.Please enjoy and show these fantastic artists some LOVE.
A journey through my favorites.Because last time, this was so much fun! Come on, let's take a walk through my favorites.I want to start with my most recent fav- a piece that is an entry for a contest I entered- The ABC's of the Apocalypse Contest. This one is my personal fav.Now I want you to see my oldest fav!This one is the first deviation on my 100th page of favs. I love the sense of movement in it.This one is the last deviation on page 150 of my favs. Great symmetry!All the Lit. deviations from page 66I found this one on page 122. This is TheLunaLily and she is awesome.This one is from page 4. Purple20 sure does take some killer macro shots.
ABC's of the Apocalypse Winners!I am pleased to announce the winners of :iconapocalypse-writing: ABC's of the Apocalypse Contest.1st place winner is:by :icondespairinsanity: DespairInsanity2nd place winner is:by…yep, it's me. *ssssqqqqquuuuuueeeeeeeeee*3rd place winner isby :iconmertus: Mertus Honorable Mentions!by :iconxxi-feel-infinitexx: xXI-Feel-InfiniteXxby :iconwishingunderthatstar: WishingUnderThatStarCongratulations to all of the winners!!!
Beautiful Creatures live in my yard.Part Three of my Beautiful Creatures Series.For the creatures who I find hanging out in the yard.Curly Larry and Moe by KeswickPinhead
Halloween of Horrors Winners!It gives me great pleasure to announce the winners of :icondeviantsgallery:'s Halloween of Horrors!The winner of the Halloween Visual Art Challenge is…by :iconchibi-lilie:and we want to give special mention to these two entries:The Winner of the Jack-O-Lantern Challenge is…by :iconblackwitch31:The winner of The Spooky Literature Challenge is…The winner of the Zombie Selfie Challenge is…by :iconlucastraxx:The winner of the Costume Contest is…by :iconharpyimages:Congratulations to all of the winners and THANK YOU to everyone involved in this Halloween celebration.
Let's talk about WORDSThey can be used in so many forms.Twenty six letters can be used in an insurmountable amount of ways.Let's start by mentioning the winner of :iconpoets-and-warriors: Give Me Your Fears Challenge.Congratulations to :iconsmurfy27: smurfy27and here is her entry!Pierced.I cringe, shake,break out in goose bumps,before the thingis anywhere near me. Tears in expectationof the pain that will follow,a shuddered cry,“Keep it away from me.” It pierces me. My skin breaks,unfriendly, sharp, inside mefor a moment. A single drop of bloodwells and breaks,spreading towards my elbowdried copper in the crease. [Death] [Death] [Death] [Death] [Death] [Death] [Death] [Death] If you have a moment, please take a moment and check out all of the entries.
Pokemon is ForeverShare|ArchiveForeword by techgnoticKay (aka damphyr) is DeviantArt’s go-to expert on everything “Pokémon.” She also occupies the adventurous position of being one of DeviantArt's main enforcers of standards and practices. We thank her for being a guardian of artistic erotica and especially, for being able to answer every question we get asked about Pokémon and just about anything else for that matter. Supreme Keeper of all pop culture knowledge, Kay must be protected in case of global disaster.by damphyrAn incongruous collection of people lined the sidewalk outside the local video game retailer just before opening on March 6th, 2011. The first in line we
Jurassic PokemonShare|ArchiveJurassic PokemonBy techgnoticRealistic Pokemon Season 1 by arvalisarvalis aka RJ Palmer is a long time deviant who has created his own unique niche at DeviantArt.He was first known as the artist who drew incredibly realistic dinosaurs. Somehow his depictions of dinosaurs began morphing into Pokemon characters. He is now renowned as dA’s master of realistic Pokemon illustrations. His has been quite a success story through art. His rise has been quite a success story on how to build a following in the community. RJ has wonderful tutorial drawing sessions on his Dev
The Hunger Games: Accidental Statement of Protest?Share|ArchiveThe Hunger Games: An Accidental Statement of Protest?By techgnoticCatching fire by Kris-KamikakushiIn Bangkok, Thailand, students are being arrested for raising their hands in the air to flash Katniss’ three–finger “freedom” salute.That’s right, the Katniss who’s the fictional heroine of the popular dystopian sci–fi “Hunger Games” movie series. The world has changed over the last few decades in a very big way, but some are apparently unaware of it or undisturbed by the stunning ramifications.Advanced sur
Star Wars: A New HopeShare|ArchiveStar Wars: A New HopeBy techgnoticThe Empire Bargains by dvsdesignerWho’s the most important person now in the Star Wars franchise? JJ Abrams? Think again!It begins in mere weeks from now: The countdown to the first of the next Star Wars sequels, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, the first of a new trilogy for a new generation. The first 1 minute trailer, a mostly wordless montage of series’ heroes, will debut attached to Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 or on Disney-owned ABC Television. American culture stirs in its sleep. Georg
The Little MermaidShare|ArchiveThe Little MermaidBy spottedSomeday by alicexzForeword by techgnoticElisa (aka spotted) steps out from behind the scenes as one of our intrepid Today Page senior editors to contribute her appreciation of “The Little Mermaid.” We hope it will be the first of many contributions to come, another hidden talent having been revealed by this longtime DeviantArt special projects manager.It was 25 years ago that a redheaded mermaid made a splash in theaters ushering in a new era for the identity of the Disney princess.
There Are No Strings On Me!Share|ArchiveThere Are No Strings On Me!By techgnoticO.A.M First Blood by Ku-OnHal9000 - Wallpaper by excursioner12001: A Space Odyssey reduxby jubjubjedi
Collection: Hammer Time!Share|ArchiveHammer Time!There is always a reason. A level of insult. An unprovoked assault. A threat of invasion. A refusal to negotiate in good faith. A refusal to compromise. There is always something so unbearable that it must be righted with no more delay and by any means, by even the last means, necessary. That final means is war.Ever since mankind became able to produce and possess more than necessary for survival, there has been a surplus of resources. It is the treasure that has built our civilization and shaped the special magic and glory of what it is to be a human being.The struggle for control and division of that treasure sometimes infects men’s minds with a unique
10 Tips to Improve your Digital ArtA while ago I posted some tips on how to improve your art. While that article was rather general, this one is an addition to it, focusing on digital drawing and painting – so make sure to read both.It's made for beginners, so it's just really basic stuff. I hope it's helpful!:iconCutebow1plz::iconCutebow2plz::iconCutebow1plz:1. Get a tabletOf course there are artists who create beautiful pictures with a mouse, but trust me, drawing with a graphics tablet is more natural and a lot easier once you're used to it.Tablets have one big advantage over mouses: Pen pressure. Depending on how hard you press the line gets thicker and darker or thinner and lighter, similar to a real pen on real paper. I'd recommend getting a small, cheap Wacom tablet to start out. Also make sure your tablet always has the newest drivers installed! You can download them on the Wacom website.More information about tablets
The Intelligence of PlantsShare|ArchiveThe Intelligence of PlantsBy istickboy, Truepicturesinc.Psychedelic Blossom by psion005What if plants were intelligent, exploring and analyzing the world with a sophisticated system of senses?Over at Reality Sandwich, a long essay outlines a growing body of research about the intelligence of plants.Increasing numbers of researchers, in a multiplicity of fields, are beginning to acknowledge that intelligence is an inevitable aspect of all self-organized systems—that sophisticated neura
A Feature for Inspiring ArtI was listening to Metric and it prompted me to do a feature for some of the Art I've found on DA that has inspired me!Please enjoy! Duality by alicexz :thumb278892915:Waited too long. by XxFreakOfNaturexX Spoon'n'splash by MateuszPisarskiChristmas gift for Ulyana by Viccolatte The Blue Fairy by mandiemanzanoThe Worlds by Doogle510 When Dali met Lovecraft by chrisntheboat