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Give me five!I feel like doing another feature. I'm ill, I missed the phone call from the doctors with test results so I need distracting until they open on Monday!
SO: This requires some searching I would like:
5 links to deviations that are related to the seasons or a particular season. One of these can be one of your own deviations.
I will feature the ones I like the most and everyone who contributes will be credited in the journal
Oh my wooly wordSo I've started crocheting. joannastar made Astrid an amazing blanket but it's too small to wrap her in now (sob) so I am attempting to make a big one that we can all snuggle under So far I've made 4 of these squares:
So... a fair way to go. I use crochet as a mechanical, completely non creative task to give my brain a break after drawing etc. That's not to say crochet isn't creative - anyone who's ever stumbled across UnicornReality's gallery could tell you it is - but for me, following a pattern to do a load of squares, not so much. And I love it.
Here is some amazing creative crochet to show you how fantastic it is <3
Green Monster Hat #2 by the-carolyn-michelle
Who likes drawing Dr Who porn?There's a rule. If it exists, there's porn of it.
There is no porn of The Face of Boe - at least not that I can find. Why!? He's a giant face with a giant tongue and tentacles - HOW HAS THAT NOT BEEN RUINED FOREVER!?
So I demand badly drawn FoB porny fanart. Obviously don't upload it to DA, that would be silly, but link me to it because it needs to exist damnit!
Oh, look, a new year...... and I saw it in with a snoring baby snotting in my armpit. I am so rock and roll.
Here is my life in four photos:
Also I went to see UnicornReality at the weekend. We had carvery, I made inappropriate cancer jokes... in front of a rather shocked waiter. I laughed until I cried, everyone else despaired of me. Total Miranda moment.
Oh look, some features. Recent faves and suchlike.
It Wouldn't Go Home by mellapants Toothy by kangel herewego by StefanThompson Gamer Momma to the Rescue! by jakface Cards by RocioGarciaART
Give me 5 - FEATUREThankyou everyone for your suggestions - a fantastic mix of skill levels, galleries and styles! Here are my favourites
Anzelle by SKTAF
:iconAhkward: :iconlizcohn: :iconsanguineepitaph: :iconpiratelotus-stock: :iconpetrova: :iconsktaf:
And :iconathos-of-light: wins at life for this suggestion:
Andrew, you have EXCELLENT taste in socks.
Give me 5I want to find some new art, do some journal features, generally be the art pimp I used to be.
So, link me to 5 pieces of art. They must all be from different artists, one of which may be yourself. Any gallery. The only stipulation is that you must love them, really love them.
Devious SillinessOh look, there's lots of me in Fiona's deviousness interview http://thiefoworld.deviantart.com/journal/Deviousness-Award-Interview-with-UnicornReality-343502400 :'D
I am so old.
Show me your n00bs!So. I've pretty much been afk for the last year. A LOT of new artists have joined DA in that year. That's a huge amount of awesome art I haven't seen!
Is there anyone you think I've missed out on? Link me babeh!
It's a bit dusty in here...Lawks it's been a while. I haven't logged in for ages and I seriously miss DA. I miss being in a community that isn't parenting-centric. Most of all, I miss YOU.
So what's been going on? Life. I've been supply teaching, which for those not in the know, means I get to cover classes in all different schools when teachers are off sick. Some days I get a really good school and have an awesome day. Some days I get a really difficult school, shout until my voice disappears and crawl home with a tension headache. Astrid's been ill for about 6 weeks, so when I'm not at work I have a frustrated, grumpy toddler stuck to me.
Yes, toddler. She's almost 13 months D: She can show you her tummy, do Incy Wincy Spider and tell you to "gizza kiss" :') She's not walking yet - why walk when you can crawl like lightening and have a mother to cart you around?
Astrid's extreme rage face. I laughed until I cried. And then vomited.
Being punched in the face by UnicornReality who got deviousness this month
You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...
Do you feel like no one cares about your artwork? That no matter how hard you try, you'll never improve? Well, I've been there before.
A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept drawing and drawing but barely improving. I was frustrated and felt useless. But instead of giving up, I pushed myself even harder, and by God's grace it's starting to work out for me.
I now have over 16,000 amazing people encouraging me, and I know it's only a matter of tim
No more excuses, it's time to improve your art!You’re probably well acquainted with the old proverb “practice makes perfect.” And while I don’t fully believe that perfection is attainable, because the very notion of perfection is somewhat subjective, getting better at anything requires both time and effort. I’m going be very blunt here; if you want to improve your artistic skill you need to actually practice.
My heart goes out to everyone here who is struggling to improve so don’t feel that I’m purposely singling you out here. However throughout my time on dA (and in real life) I’ve met artists begging for advice on how to quickly improve and sadly when I tell them to begin practicing the excuse is always ‘well, I don’t really have the time for that.’
And I ain’t got time for yo attitude.
You do have the time
Inb4 “you don’t know my life!!!1one1!!” Listen here young padawo
Freelance Paychecks are RealA few weeks back while thinking about this journal, I came across a forum for paid photojournalism jobs. I left it some time later in complete shock. There I found posting after posting about jobs paying nothing, next to nothing, or promising payment and then paychecks never arriving in the mail. I sat there, closed the laptop lid, and thought for a long while.
I know I’m fortunate to be paid for what I do. A big part of this is because I specialize in something very few photographers are doing at a professional level. But what most people don’t realize is that even at this level a large percentage of my workload involves pay negotiations. There are contracts that took months of negotiation. Some took weeks, or a single week, or several days, or a flurry of emails or texts in just a few minutes.
Every single one of those initially low-balled me; offering me starting contracts at 10-20% of my regular rate. And despite publications th
JULY Challenge WATER - the voting is CLOSED:icontransparentplz:
All works here
This is the new way to find our winner of our monthly challenge: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED on this theme!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins 130 points;
the second place wins 80, the 3rd place wins 50 and the 4th wins 25 .
These prizes c
RoF Signature Feature: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2
Fav this Feature for a chance to get your artwork presented in our next feature!
We will pick one Member that faved this article to be in the next one.
Of Angels and Demons
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Momus Advby Toru-meow
Avoid That dAramaAnyone who has been an internet user for a period of time should know that drama is one of the hallmarks of the absolutely wonderful technology that allows us to be connected 24/7. It's like glitter, one moment all you see is just a fleck of it then suddenly, it's everywhere. DeviantArt is chock full of massive amounts of it (drama, not glitter!) at any given time, so let's talk about what you need to know to avoid it (aaaand what to do if you find yourself in it)!
I just caused the argument because... I wanted to get more pageviews, I wanted to be popular, for the lulz, I was bored
I ALWAYS have to reply
If you think the interwebs is the only place you'll find people you don't agree with, I think it's time you spent a little more time away from your computer. First off, let me say that there's nothing inherently wrong about disagreeing with someone. Nothing at
LUGGAGE FOR THE DANCER IN RED - 13-2014
the loner by korrox the ninth gate by Tom-Ripley
On the edge of the world by igorsev Contraposition by SplitEnsds On the edge of the world by igorsev
SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura unsustainable by chriseastmids SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura
Colibri' by martaraff Mgh IV - St. Georg in the Puddle by DpressedSoul Colibri' by martaraff
im garten IV by BuChWien PNEUMA by menervaTau im garten IV by BuChWien
A. by ValeriaVi at the window by JakezDaniel A. by ValeriaVi
A whiter shade of pale by Barnum60 life philosophy by tuminka
Streetside Stories: MonochromeAligopter by - DougNZ
by - dmitryzhkov
The Look Out by - PatrickMonnier
:: ghost town by - noahsamuelmosko
\-ooby - DinoKose
2by - Henzonlee
shemsby - arslanalp
The hand of the player by - mariomencacci
Childhoodby - IFedorovskaya
Nature squares feature
Vicia cracca by StargazerLZ flows in you. by simoendli
treasure. by simoendli .: falling down :. by biszkopciik p u r p u r e a by poppy412
sunrays flowers 2 by StargazerLZ fleur by girlmarvel easiness by vitzy
Look from above.. by Bojkovski 0996 by topinka Flowers Of Paradise by Onceuponatime13
::Hidden Passion:: by onixa Searching for a new world by Healzo lily by nakedlady
Day 42 - Little flower by EliseEnchanted As time goes by by cloduy
The Best of the Rest 11As Traditional Art GM I am sent literally hundreds of Daily Deviation suggestions every week and I can't feature them all! So here is a selection of the best for your pleasure
Circulatory System by Verismayaangel by MoMi-tenshiFighting the Dragon by DRamphStudio:thumb186398383:La Belle Endormie by Jean-PierreLeclercqPink Ink by LoonakiNefertiti -Contest Entry- by ChameleonSushi580Xmas is Where the Heart Is by DarthFarOld Soul by ohmindflowersBenjamin Barnes Drawing by nataliebethAnother Bad Day by allmirWinter bouquet by TauriVerusfrom before by ameliadolezalMatthew Bellamy by NinjaTofuPrincessThe Spell by krukof2A reading girl by japagaFalling Through the Sky by Thunderflightface_torso by olorymJACQUES COUSTEAU by TURCIOS
Monday Morning by garfildusTwo Jealous Women by amnephis
The Visitor by ArtOfTheMystic:thumb156929757:Pelusi by CeltiliaLife Goes On by LyrebirdJackiWhite Bengal, in pen and ink by 0hMyPlayful curls - Pencil drawing by RegiusVulf Intelligent by PythosblazeWaves become Wings -Barramundi by SRudygone with the time by ava841122Hares in the poppies by WendyMitchellSome Frog by MartyDeathFlowers and Leaves by dittin03Souls by Arctosislost inside of myself - RM by brunoclementeCaged Freaks by Viscious-Speed
Teenage TaoismGiving birth is the closest I’d ever felt to dying.
Before that, my near death experiences had consisted only of my silent announcement of pregnancy—silent, being that my social media accounts were all deleted almost simultaneously and I never returned to school in the fall, saying without really saying that I had caught the malicious disease of “teenage pregnancy”. I’m sure the whisper spread in the hallways like the Bubonic Plague. That September, sitting at home on what would have been the first day of my senior year, I imagined friends I’d never talk to again saying “she was only seventeen, and so full of life!” at my absence in the cafeteria tables, as if they were attending my funeral instead of talking about me behind my back.
"Full of life," I had snorted then, folding a never ending stream of what had once been my own baby clothes. "Literally."
I walked around like a zombie for the months of my pregnancy, deciding t
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