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This isn't to say one can't have nice photos from a beginner or intermediate photographer, but if this is a shot you are going to use for your career... invest in a pro.
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Recycled DreamsI was halfway down the second floor apartment stairs when I realized I'd left my left arm on the table.
It's no surprise of course, for I've always had a habit of misplacing important things like keys, documents, and identification cards, but to leave one’s arm on the table is truly embarrassing. I would have run back to get it, but the bus driver is always a bit early on Tuesdays and I could already hear the distant hum of the engine making its way to me. And it's not like I really need it for work anyway. So I left it behind.
It's penguins and oranges today; my latest client is a fairly normal one. The last dreamer wanted marsupial martial arts masters in Atlantis. In space. You would think putting dreams to canvas is an easy job, and you'd be right - but truly I wonder about humanity at times. Subconscious wanderings are laid bare to my paintbrush - they get their dreams, and I don't fall apart entirely.
Morpheus is upstairs. I know because I can see the color runn
Coming Back on a Day of Returning
It's amazing how wind can clear your perspective on life.
Walking out on my wife had been hard, but only because I couldn't take my daughter with me. I remember that I had to live in my truck until I got my next paycheck, and even then all I had was enough money to get a rented room. I still had to provide for my wife and child, and I had pay the mortgage on their house. I couldn't afford a place big enough for myself and Kelsey. And I'd lose a custody battle anyway.
I had sworn to myself that I wouldn't let the separation between me and Diane create a separation between me and Kelsey. But with two sets of living expenses to pay, I had to take every ounce of overtime I could get. Three months ago the foreman's position opened up. I took it because it meant a steady salary that kept me in the black, but the hours were long.
This week marked one year that I'd been out of the house, and I have been working like crazy
your teeth leave different scarswhat they didn't tell me--
the amnesiac is
61.8% water &
on watching the night
close its eyes on you,
I only know beauty;
maybe Anne Sexton was on to something
& for the woman shamed,
arise and breathe. Seabones
with taciturn eyes
after we lost him:
mermaid thirst for
Your virginity is like an envelope,
a lover's observations on
post-it notes, cupping rice
always, and always.
Skribble Contest: Let's Get Creative! Tweet
A mere eleven years ago, deviantART met its humble beginnings. Since that time, we've grown to be the world's largest online art community, but even a site as massive and established as deviantART had to start somewhere. We never forget those few small sparks that launched deviantART to be where it is today, and that's what we're celebrating during our birthday season.
For this year's community event, we're embracing the idea of starting small and creating something amazing from just a few quick sketches. We've started this work for you and challenge you to finish it with the pizzazz that only the best art community in the world co
News to know! A quick recap!The behind-the-scenes works never stops at deviantART and we’ve had our hands in a many pots as of late. Here’s a quick recap of recent upgrades and also information about a few enhancements that are soon on their way.
If you’re a follower of devBUG, you already have some familiarity with Stash -- the name we’ve given to the revamp of deviantART’s exisiting submission process.
However, Stash is so much more than a simple revamp. Your Stash on deviantART will become home to all your images, writing... everything! Here's how it works:
You can drag and drop multiple files into your Stash, quickly and easily.
However, those files won’t appear in your Gallery, or to your Watchers, until you specifically say so. Allowing you an easy place to storage images until you’re ready to publish
11 Things I Love About dAdeviantART has served us for 11 years already and, no matter when we joined, it definitely changed something for every one of us. Some of us have found friends, others received inspiration to create or improve their skills, or experienced changes in many different personal aspects as well.
So why don't we take a moment for dA's 11th birthday to write a list of 11 things we love about dA? How did it help us? Did it make us grow as artists? Is it fun? What did it get you addicted to?
Your entry can be sincere and profound, as well as silly and fun - it's up to you!
You can only submit one entry, and you have an entire week to submit your list to Contests > 2011 > 11th Birthday Contests > 11 Things I Love about dA. This gallery will be closed on the 7th of August 2011 11:59pm (PDT) and we'll be rewarding the best entries in the after-party!
Even though the main goal of the project is th
11th Birthday Artistic Vision ContestThis contest is now closed for submissions.
In celebration of dA's 11th Birthday, Digital Dolls and Manga and Anime have come together to give you a cross gallery contest
This is an Artistic Vision contest. You will be given a list of 11 items (below) and you will have to create either a digital doll (Category 1) or an anime/manga piece (Category 2) using a minimum of 3 of the items. Each entrant is allowed one entry. Remember to credit any bases, brushes, textures, stock images/references in the description of your entry.
If you choose to do an anime/manga piece, it can be traditional or digital.
For information on what Digital Dolls are: http://lyricanna.deviantart.com/journal/Digital-Dolls-Information-Catalogue-214253264
Who?: Any doller or anime/manga artist (traditonal or digital) with a deviantART account
When?:The contest starts on August 5th
dA 11th bday Contest: 11 years of dAvolution 11 Years of dAvolution
A dA birthday Contest
About the contest [Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue]
To celebrate dA's 11th birthday your community volunteers team is organizing a devious contest! The idea is easy: 11 years of dAvolution
11 years of evolution of deviantArt, of new features, epic moments, changes, incredible celebrations, projects, contests, etc.
Many of us did just enjoyed a little part of this 11 years, but we all know there's been huge changes, big events we'll never forget, new features that change our experience as deviants, and, to summarize, things that make this site evolve to what is today.
Your duty: represent this dAvolution, represent the event(s) or changes you think that really had a huge impact on deviantArt and deviants.
The participants will be able to use whatever
The 'Pick a Theme For September' Mini-CoPlease take a moment to this news article so more people see it! If this article gets over 100 's in the first 24 hours, I will bump up this contest's prize from 650 to 1,000 points! Thanks.
The :iconcolor-me-club: Presents:
THE FASTEST CONTEST SINCE THE UNIVERSE BEGAN!
(AKA the "Pick A Theme For September" Mini-Contest)
The color-me-club is wrapping up the coloring portion of the August Contest. But before it ends, we need to know what's next for September! That's when you come in. We need you to recommend a theme for the September lineart contest.
Simply comment either in this news article or this poll: http://color-me-club.deviantart.com/journal/poll/2241302/
In the comment, state the theme. If you want, feel free to include a short (short!) description of why you think it's a great theme, and why it would generate lots and lots of contest entries.
After collecting user-submitted theme s
The August 'Ice Cream' Coloring Contest Has Begun!Please this news article to help spread the word! If this news article gets 100 's in the first 24 hours of posting, I will add 500 dA points to the contest prize pool!
The August 'Ice Cream' Coloring Contest
It's that time again. Courtesy of the #color-me-club, another contest is being held, and it is open to the entire dA community! Last month, we held a lineart contest for the theme 'Ice Cream.' A winner was chosen, and now the winning two linearts will be the subject of this month's coloring contest!
You read that right. We're changing it up a bit this month, and extending the opportunity to select one of two linearts. Or, if you want, you can select both sets of lineart and participate twice!
HOW IT WORKS:
The contest is simple. Take any (or both if you feel dangerous) of the lines above, download the full resolution, print it off, or open it
What Do You See? Birthday Contest!We all look at clouds, net curtains and woodchip wallpaper and try and make faces right? I know I do! With that in mind we bring you:
What Do You See?
Challenge: Take a look at one of these four photographs.
Then simply show us what you see! But here's the catch - it MUST be dA related!
Here is an example I did:
Rules and Guidelines
The deviation should be dA themed, as this is a birthday contest! For example, you may wish to include Fella, popular emotes, llamas, ninjas etc
You may NOT use the image directly.
Whichever shapes you see in the stock images should be translated as closely as possible in your finished piece. For example, the mountain in my example is the same shape as the wallpaper rip.
Please link to the stock image used and say what part of your image it's used in. For example I used the shape of the wallpa
Photography ResourcesLots of people have had troubleshooting queries over the past few months that we've addressed through various articles you might have seen over at communityrelations. This blog is a roundup of all those resources including a few others from around dA that you might find useful. If you've got something you'd like to see included then please note us with the information. Enjoy!
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