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Hello Again!Beautiful Features...
I am very happy to tell you that I recently assumed ownership of Sublime Rush from the amazing RockstarVanity. I know I have some awesome shoes to fill there, but I am really looking forward to keeping the momentum of the magazine going. I have quite a few interviews lined up with some amazing artists around the world. There will be an In Review & Preview Issue at the end of August and then Issue 008 will be out at the end of October.
Send me a note here if you are interested in being in Sublime Rush or contributing, or email email@example.com.
And if you are not familiar, you can check out the magazine here: www.sublimerush.com (http://www.sublimerush.com/)
I have been trying to keep up with stuff over at 4bstr4ct4rt more lately. I think a few people thought the
Things That Changed Other Things
The Sketchbook Project 2011 Tour was created by the Arthouse Co-op in Brooklyn, NY. It is the fifth tour with many themes for the artists to choose from. Iaian Greenson (DoctorBalls), from Toronto, Canada, chose the theme "Things That Changed Other Things". His sketchbook explores this theme with 73 pages of beautiful artwork. As Iaian's sketchbook tours the US he will be notified each time a person looks at his work of art. Each journal on the tour will have a barcode and will be checked out by the viewer like a library book. Eventually his sketchbook will make it back to the Brooklyn Art Library to be part of their permanent collection.
Check out the sketchbook on the tour if you can. Otherwise you can see Iaian's sketchbook here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58747210N07/sets/72157625905407970/
Catch the sketchbook on tour:
Brooklyn Art Library
February 19-27, 2011
Reception: Saturday, February 19th
Check out Issue 006 0f Sublime Rush!Hey, everyone. Check out issue 006 of Sublime Rush. I contributed an interview with Cyndi Bellarose, as well as Biohazard, the second installment of Zombie Apocalypse poems by Jared Kulp (:nosedive with artwork by Dave Senecal (:Senecal. Thanks for checking it out!
Check out Issue 005 0f Sublime Rush!Hey, everyone. It has been out for a bit now, but check out issue 005 of Sublime Rush. I contributed a couple of interviews for this issue. They are with Glenn Arthur and Melissa Foreman, as well as Outbreak, the first installment of Zombie Apocalypse poems by Jared Kulp (nosedive) with artwork by Dave Senecal (Senecal). Thanks for checking it out!
Interesting Color PalletsSitting here a little bummed that my long weekend is almost over and I will have to go back to the grind tomorrow. I am ridiculously behind on some projects, but I need to get everything done before my little trip to Canada next week. I best get busy!
As I was faving a ton of stuff from my watch folder today, I thought that "interesting colour pallets" would make a nice feature...
Bird by OK-PhotographyCat Aclysmic by RockstarVanity
Check out Issue 004 of Sublime Rush!Hey, everyone. Check out issue 004 of Sublime Rush. I contributed a couple of interviews for this issue. They are with Lolita Agogo (lolitaAgogo) and Energy Art Movement (EnergyArtClub), as well as a little piece on AbX, a collective of abstract expressionist artists. Thanks for checking it out!
Whoa...!!! :-) + Violet FeaturesChecked my messages this morning to be greeted by someone congratulating me on the senior status. I have to admit, I was happily surprised. And it is an honor to have it happen on Deviant's birthday.
Thanks to everyone who stopped to say congrats. And thanks to everyone who watches me and my art.
Special thanks to Senecal. I have mentioned it before, but he has been a huge influence on me over the past few years. One thing he has always stressed to me is having a sense of community. I have tried other online art communities out there, and I have to say, dA has been one of the best. All of the art and the people have really been an inspiration.
Okay, enough of all that. Some violet features for you all!
Cosmos by Slushy-Pye Untitled 02 by lizdunfee
Diagram of a Scam LetterRecently I had someone send me a note on Etsy expressing interest in purchasing one of my artworks, "Jupiter Surfaces". At first I was excited to make a sale, but then I began to analyze the note. I thought, I wonder who this is that they need to be so private about the sale um, answer is that it is a scam to get my money.
I thought I would share this, with a little break down of it, for all of you who sell your art or crafts online.
"RE: Jupiter Surfaces, Item # xxxx:
I am interested in the immediate purchase of your item and will be make payment via cashier check/money order, my private shipping company will handle the shipping, but before payment will be made i need to be sure of who i am dealing with if you are going to be honest and sincere throughout the transaction. A certified cashiers check is cash-able the same day,there is going to be an excess fund on the check ,the excess fund is meant for the private shipping company who will come to your place for pick up of the ite
Shout Box Contest! + Features and NewsHey, everyone.
So, I noticed that no one has been writing in my box again...so, I am going to do a little Shout Box contest again. Write something clever in there. I will (very subjectively) choose my favorite.
I will look for entries through midnight est on June 30th.
The winner will get a 3 month subscription to dA.
Also, be sure to copy/paste your shout box entry as a comment on this journal.
Here are some of my fav favs of late:
dishevel by kannagara Knowing by iram
And finally, here are my shows that are coming up...
- Birds of CAW - CS Gallery - German Village, Ohio - 6/14 - 7/14
- Energizing Radiance - Gallery Fifty-Six, Memphis - 07/09 - 08/03
- Wowza Effect, SK Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario - 7/10-8/10
- Biggie Smalls - Grandview, Ohio - 7/10
- Image Optical - Columbus, Ohio - Jul/Aug
Check out my website for m
Want more commissions?This journal is for artists who want to get more commissions, or want to open commissions and never had so they don't know how best to present their art, or even for those artists who took commissions before but would appreciate some more tips
There are a few pretty important things to consider before publicly announcing you're opening commissions:
1. payment method. The deviantart commission widget takes 20% of your profit, but then again more deviants have points so you're likely to get 20% more customers like that. But don't forget there are people who have paypal and don't feel like dealing with points so if you decide to open commissions through deviantart, don't let that be the ONLY payment method.
Paypal is the most common payment method used online and i strongly recommend it. Make a paypal account, connect it to a card and you're ready. But don't forget paypal has a limit of $3000 per year withdrawal. So if you're serious about drawing art for a living and you
Birthday giveaway - 1000 POINTSAs some of you might know I have a birthday coming up.
September 20th this year I'm turning 27
Because of that, I'm organizing a giveaway.
The prize is 1000
What you need to know
Leave a nice comment under this journal in order to participate. Wish me a happy birthday. Tag some friends... whatever.
Watching me isn't mandatory. Watchers do make twice as much chance (consider this a bonus for being a loyal fan -- hehehe)
Watchers are chosen by a randomize script
The winner will be announced Monday september 22nd (because I'm away during the weekend)
500 points giveaway.[CLOSED]Here are the winners of my,:iconpaa-kun:and:iconrajivcr7: joint giveaway.
Congratulations to everyone.
.......................Points given to everybody................
5 points Winners:-
10 points winners:-
20 points winners:-
25 points winners:-
Kiwi's Big Fall Giveaway + Kiriban!Hey everybody, it's fall, school's back and a chill is in the air. Weeks like this it seems like the fun of summer are gone for good, so here's a giveaway to cheer you up!
Back by popular demand, it's my turn to give back.
Thanks to everyone who already made the previous giveaway such a success!
New Kiriban OPEN
The number to reach is is 371,117.
For the first time, i'm having two kiribans in a week to double your chances of winning.
In case you don't know, a kiriban is when you watch a person's page count, then if you happen to see the special number, take a screenshot of it to win a prize! You must include the clock in your screenshot to qualify.
As for the point giveaway, There are a few important changes and NEW PRIZES.
I'm giving away 100 points to one lucky winner and 50 points to THREE lucky winners on 9/24.
Two other people will win a 1 month feature on my page.
If you're really lucky, one pe
[Contest!] Nekoi Group IconContest: Make a new Icon for the Group Nekoi Island!
Icon size must be 100 x 50 pixels
Pixel is preferred rather than tooled/anti-aliasing
Animation is allowed and encouraged!
Icon must contain the name of the group "Nekoi Island" Somewhere
Entries must be posted to your gallery (not sta.sh)
Entries must be posted to the entry folder: http://nekoi-island.deviantart.com/gallery/51183376/Devious-Folder
You can enter as many times as you wish
Watchers Raffle #2 - Win a Free Thigh-upHello lovelies,
Please read the journal carefully.
This is my second watchers raffle. First one's winner was OhSquishy and here's her prize:
This time, the winner will get a thigh-up similar to these:
You have to be a watcher of mine before this journal was posted. If you want to participate in future watchers raffles, you can watch me now.
You need to fav this journal to get a number.
You need to comment on this journal with references of 3 characters max that you want me to draw.
You can edit
Inspiration: youtube artists (part 1)Dear, deviantart fellow artists
Hi - so I'm starting new series of journals with useful resources - mainly because I'm running out of topics to write about and I just like some diversity. (I'll continue to post general art/motivational journals too every now and then)
Here are some of my favorite youtube artists, that inspire me and I hope that these resources might be helpful for you too.
'Level up!' is an idea of two Polish artists - Wojtek Fus ( WojciechFus ) and Darek Zabrocki ( daRoz ), who want to teach and learn from each other. Level Up has expanded a host team by amazing Jonas De Ro (JonasDeRo ) There are weekly, 2 to 3-hours long livestreams with critiques, overpaintings and Q&A's. It's so wonderful to watch them paint and talks about important tips on art and life as an artists. Also check out their
The Illuminated World ContestStock & Resources
Imagine a world where the soft glow of the magnolia blossoms illuminates the sidewalk. The reaching branches of the tree cast their light over the street, reflected in the gathering puddles of a spring rain. A garden nearby is a riot of colors against the deep shadows of the night. The harsh artificial street lights that we know today are gone. What would your world look like? Is it a world where the need for fossil fuel has been eliminated, or have the scientists bio-engineered the earth into a beautiful apocalypse?
The idea of bio-luminescent plant illumination is a real project in progress by three scientists in San Francisco, California. These scientists are engineering marine bio-luminous bacterial DNA into plants to make them glow. You can read more about their project here: Glowing Plants: Street Lig
DYNAMIC AND ACTIVE POSING FOR STOCKStock & Resources
Broadly defined, Action Stock is any photo-reference in which the subject is doing SOMETHING. That 'something' does not need to be extreme or particularly kinetic, it just has to show the effects of various forces on the bodies (or other objects) in the image. Perusing an artifact, sitting on someone's knee, even enjoying the aroma of a cup of coffee are great examples of actions that, when explored as stock images, can be of great value to artists.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with extreme, kinetic, over-the-top actions, either...
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It's worth stating the obvious: if you are interested in exploring the more "kinetic" end of the action spectrum, know your limits. Don't work beyond your skill level and observe all necessary safety precautions; no shot is worth getting hurt over.
BODIES IN MOTION
All Sides Equal: Square Features v3
Another Place 2 by CrinaPridaGreen by DRagonka:thumb77894976:
sunset beach detail 1 3108 by lilianagraham:thumb78723151::thumb60808123:
Beautiful Body 1 by the-murdellicious:thumb78036961:ghost floor by ArfW
:thumb66259023:aurora boreale by MatteoCattonarFirst abstract painting by cattan
:thumb76900684:Serie trace de l'homme_v a by carojacquesBasic Painting II, 9 by askewcabaret
amidst by Jfactorythree worlds by cornproductPainting 3 by Emma-Leone
:thumb77513823::thumb69149563:Suok by sauco-m
Scorch by memoryboyTaffyzilla by OchichiAbstract 2 by novicegeek
Turgun Mountains Mongolia 1914 by ValleysequenceReflections02 by horstdesignWave by kontur
:thumb74774961::thumb65922789:Zoe by jtwiglet
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scheinbar is a much-loved and well-known deviant. Just one look at her gallery, filled with enchanting photography, will have you mesmerized. A deviant for over 7 years, Christiane can always be found posting inspirational features as well as regularly commenting on other deviations and encouraging and empowering her fellow deviants. We are inspired and insist that you too stop by and congratulate ... Read More