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Oh, the joy of green beer!Have a great St. Patty's weekend everyone!
St. Patrick's Day, although not a legal holiday anywhere in the United States, is nonetheless widely recognized and celebrated throughout the country. It is primarily observed as a celebration of Irish and Irish American culture; celebrations include prominent displays of the color green, feasting, copious consumption of alcohol, religious observances, and numerous parades. The holiday has been celebrated on the North American continent since the late eighteenth century. -Wikipedia.com
Kiss Me I'm Irish and I'm Hot by ashleymnolan
National Cheese Doodle Day!!!As most of you don't know, today is National Cheese Doodle Day!!!
"Cheese Doodles have long been America's favorite bright orange snack. First introduced to the world as Cheese Pixies in the 1950s, the total volume of Cheese Doodles produced each year could fill 36 swimming pools. Oddly enough, the Cheese Doodle swimming pool 100 meter relay isn't catching on as well as the snack itself." - TheUltimateHolidaySite.com
To commemorate this day, I present you with a cheesy snack feature! ENJOY!
Cheese Wiz King by princefala
Easy Cheese - animation by tei
Artists: Born or Created?Are artists born or are they created?
These are questions that has been debated throughout human history. Are certain individuals somehow given a trait at birth that allows them to excel at creativity? What about others that desire to become an artist? Can these individuals be taught the skills necessary to become an artist. Or, is it a melding of both inborn talent and knowledge gained from the study of artistic techniques?
The poll: What do you think?
"Are artist created or born?"
Becoming an artist takes education and practice.
Artists are born with a natural creative ability.
I don't know?
If you have not participated,
feel free to jump over and cast your vote!
We decided to take a poll here on deviantART through the #seniormentors group to see what the community thinks on this
SMP Newsletter: March 2013Welcome to the March Newsletter for the Seniors Mentoring Project!
We have lots of great and exciting things to report from the Seniors Mentoring Project! First, is that WhenPigsFry (that's me ) has volunteered to devote way too much time to the project. I will be trying to organize and keep things running around here. Some of you may have seen my first journal entry talking about needing to change a bunch of stuff. I think I came off wrong in it, so I wanted to talk about that really quick.
My intent wasn't to completely overhaul seniormentors but rather discuss what is and isn't working and find ways to improve it! Thanks to the help of LostKitten, WDWParksGal, Astrikos, and many other Senior Members, I have been able to take a look at some areas that need to stay the same and some that needed changed. Some of it has taken place and some is yet to come!
Also, don't think
The Art of DeceptionA quick personal note:
Not that anyone noticed, but I recently took a short 1 month break from deviantART due to the passing of my Grandmother whom I was very close to. During my time away, I have lurked some and tried to keep up-to-date on some of the happenings around the site, but I do still have a stack of messages to go through, but I've had bigger piles before. Anyways, I'm hopefully back and will be trying to get involved a little more over the rest of this month.
Things around deviantART
So, what will I be getting my hands dirty with around the site in coming future? Well, there has been a lot going on over at seniormentors lately. LostKitten has been working her tail off trying to get the group pumped-up and going strong once again. With that, have come many changes to the group and things are still changing. Head over there and watch the group to find out more about the exciting things coming down the pipe! And, if you're a
Artisan CraftsSince it's Artisan Crafts Month on seniormentors, we wanted to introduce you to each of the sub-galleries within Artisan Crafts and show some examples of great art in each of these categories.
The Artisan Craft Gallery is a very expansive category here on devinatART. Ranging from Culinary Arts to Basket Weaving to Woodworking to Jewelry Making and much, much more! Because of this, it may be easy to get lost in the Artisan Crafts Gallery. To help simplify, an Artisan Craft is a physical piece of art made by an artist or a crafter. Many times, the items are unique and one of a kind, other times the items are replicated either exactly like the original or with variations. And, with the fluidity of the subject, you will often times find Artisan Crafters pushing the boundaries and creating extremely innovative artwork.
Anthro art involves animals or objec
That's how you get pageviewsAnd here you have the number one question that people ask me:
"How the hell did you get so many people to view your art? You're not even that good!"
I can't do anything other than honestly admitting that I'm not that good at art. I'm not some awesomely skilled concept artist, at least. I've seen many people do a better job while receiving a lot less of attention.
Why a medium like DeviantArt works for me? Probably because I've been around on the internet for so long, and I've spend so much time working for internet-marketing company's, that things like advertising and web usability have become a second nature to me. A lot of the things that I've come to regard as common sense in internet communication, are things that are nowadays proven successful by research.
It's important to know that websites like DeviantArt are listed in the category social media. That probably didn't occur to most people, since DeviantArt seems to be so heavily focused towards art (and tradi
CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 Mayit's 20 April
happy easter fellow members and also time for a new give away 8D
but first a very special thanks to my donators below we can continue holding these thank you guys for all the support
~~A big thanks to our donators for the Month April
(I send you a note fast as possible if you didn't got featured yet!)
for those of you who do not know, I, Tsuki-SoraRuki decide to do a project
called project Pm give away here yo
PE: How to Make Pixel CloudsHow to Make Pixel Clouds
In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to make pixel clouds. I have two different types of clouds I use depending on the piece; semi-realistic, and cartoon style. I will be showing you both today!
Let us start!
The semi realistic style can be done two ways, depending on if you are limiting colors or not.
First, I'm going to show you the way for if you do not care how many colors you use.
First you will pull out your pencil brush, as you would normally do when making pixel art, and set the color to white. After that, set the opacity to around 10%-20%.
Randomly brush side to side with the pencil, and then overlap some lines randomly as well.
Keep doing that until the cloud if about as big as you need it; it should look something like this.c:
World of Water Contest!The Theme
Welcome to the World of Water contest. I've tried to make it interesting for every (APN) Photographer by creating two subcategories;
Close-ups (this includes Macro photography).
The main subject in the photograph has to be water. It can be drops, it can be waterfalls, lakes, oceans, seas, canals.. everything with water!
Animals, Plants & Nature Photography only
Photographs taken with a film or a digital camera featuring a minimal amount of color and exposure adjustment
Deviations do have to be new, added after this contest is announced
One (1) entry per person per subcategory, you can win only once
No photomanipulations or selective desaturation
Start date: NOW!
Ends June 30th, 23:59 CEST.
Each subcategory has a 1st, 2
Easter Egg GiveAway!(closed)
Winner will be announced 1-2 days. Stay tuned!
Narrowed it to five people. ARGH its so hard to decide! Almost there!
Prize: One person will win 100
How to qualify?
Draw an egg on Deviantart Muro using ONE of the following themes. It doesn't matter if it looks good or not, you will not be judged on how it looks but on creativity of how you use the theme below.
~You can choose one theme below!~
Theme 1: I'm a sexy egg
Theme 2: Shiver me timbers
Theme 3: Egg Fusion!!
So again, you have to use DEVIANTART MURO.
GOODLUCK AND HAPPY EASTER!!
Kiriban at 1.000.000 - CaughtIt's as simple as it gets;
Catch my 1.000.000th pageview and get a free head-shot sketch from your character (or any character that you like).
(Screenshot needs to be fullscreen and send to me by private message)
The kiriban is caught.
Anyone bother to explain me how it is possible that 2 people caught the exact same thing on screenshot???
After hearing from multiple people having experience with more than 1 guy catching their kiriban, I can only come to the conclusion that it's reasonable.
DA's counter is probably flawed, in the sense that it only counts an IP once. Which would lead people that spend hours refreshing my page, being able to keep track of the pageviews without actually influencing themselves. It's still kind of weird to think that kind of thing actually happens and people are
April Fools Caption Contest WinnersThanks to all participants from the April Fools Caption Contest! Without any further delay, here are the winners of each photo.
"Hey Charllllllieee! Lets go to Candy Mountain!" - Spiritdream12
"The cold never bothered me anyway." - puffugu
"How to make a Harry Potter Goblet of Fire bubble spell cosplay..." - GillianIvy
Cat: "That's it! This is the last time I look for a roommate on Craigslist!" - Sserenita
"And I want some cake... and some ice cream... and some hot fudge... and some chocolate milk... THEN you can have your sweater back!" - WDWParksGal
Fella: "He's right behind me, isn't he...?" - ShackledMuse
"What do you mean it doesn't look natural??" - Sserenita
"Ha! We got the blanket first!" - MiloticScale
"Life gave me melons.. and it was good!" - darkoracle21
"DAT ASS~" - Nox-ious
Alexandrasalas by Thiefoworld
Olympia: Manet's Biggest ScandalÉdouard Manet (1832-1883), a French painter who is sometimes considered one of the founders of the style of impressionism, caused quite a few scandals throughout his career.
Many of these scandals came into being because of the subject matter which he chose to portray in his paintings. Additionally, there were many critics who found fault in his painting style. Surprisingly, despite the sometimes violent reactions to his works, what Manet was really seeking throughout his painting career was official recognition as a great artist of his time.
At a young age, Manet found in his father an extreme opposition to his desired career as an artist. His father was a magistrate who thought that Manet should choose a “recognized” profession. Attempting to appease his father, Manet tried and fai
100 and 500 points giveaway!!But first,...CONTEST!
:iconathenacykes: Is holding a contest and would be really helpful of you go check it out and more better if you enter! Thanks guys!
100 Points GIVEAWAY!!
For just faving this journal and make a journal about this giveaway for both 100 and 500 points(guess to win).
500 POINT GIVEAWAY!!
Are you sick and tired of competing your luck on more than 20-40(or more) people to win points??? WELL NOT ANYMORE!
Also... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLAY WITH ME! I`ve been planning to do this since my birthday!!!! *puppy eyes* It would make a girl happy like me right?
GUESS THE SONG TO WIN!
How to participate?
-Fave this journal (that means you participating)
-YOU have to tell about this giveaway in your journal too! (important, if not disqualified)(yes i do check)
1. All you have to do is watch me play songs from this video
2. You only have to guess the songs to win!
"[song title] - by(sing
Show Yo-Mo!Ready to show off your Mo?
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors. Donning their mustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.
Ready to help? There's a few things you can do to help out!
Spread the word with journal entries and this stamp:
Give you're Avatar a Mo:
Give yourself a Mo on your devID:
Can't grow a mo?
...or, use these templates!
Feeling a little crafty?
Craft a Mustache Contest!
Join one of the dA Mustache Teams
Keep in Touch!
Bluefley has a gallery filled with artwork that whisks you off in to a Sci-fi daydream, and keeps you captivated for hours. Marc has been a member of our community for over a decade and has achieved nothing but success with his astounding commitment to interacting with the community, sharing a prolific amount of video tutorials and generally being an all round rockstar deviant. It is no joke that we are absolutely delighted to award the Deviousness Award for April 2014 to ... Read More