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Back from OZComicCon BrisbaneThe con was slow and really tiring. I don't think the attendance was the 30k people the organisers told us would come, but this being the first time OZComicCon comes to Brisbane and it being around father's day... I guess it wasn't too bad.
I got to hang with Ry-Spirit and some other peeps who I hadn't seen in a long time. Also got to play a bit of Smash Bros 3DS at the Nintendo booth so that's always a plus. 8) Thanks to all who came to the Bulbagarden table and said hi!
OZComicCon BrisbaneHey all!
Just a heads up I'll be selling my Pokémon prints on the Bulbagarden table this Saturday and Sunday at OzComicCon Brisbane. If you're in Brisbane and are attending, stop by stand 39 and say hi!
I hear Orlando Gloom will be there too!
That’s right! The first OZComicCon to be held in Brisbane, Australia is taking place this Saturday and Sunday at the Convention & Exhibition Centre. Bulbagarden will be having a table featuring Pokémon fanart from the following artists:
If you’re in Brisbane and are planning to go to OZComicCon this weekend, stop by stand 39 and say hi!
Fan Art Nouveau Contest WinnersOur Fan Art Nouveau Contest came to an end on June 2nd and we finally have the results!
by Paola-Tosca wins 3 months Premium Membership and 1,500 points.
by AsymptoticWay wins 6 months Premium Membership and 2,500 points.
by MGabric wins 1 year Premium Membership and 3,500 points.
Congratulations to them and thanks everyone who participated!
Just wanted to say, thank you all for the birthday wishes!
Spent most of my day with my husband in the city. We went to art stores, museums and I bought some winter clothing. Also got a Intuos Creative Stylus for my iPad which is pretty cool! Pressure sensitivity is awesome, especially if you use it with Procreate.
So again, thanks for the comments on my profile! Love you all very much.
The Pokemon Trainers Twitter/Tumblr/dA CollabHey all!
As some of you may know, I'm hosting a Twitter-based collab where artists on Twitter claim a Pokémon trainer/NPC. The spots have been filling steadily, but there's still 157 characters to claim, so I'm opening the collab to Tumblr and deviantART folks to participate.
Here's your chance to grab one of the spots and participate in this massive collab!
The list of available characters can be found here.
You can claim your character by contacting me on Twitter at AlexandraSketch. Spots will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Don’t start your image until I have messaged you back confirming you have the character, though.
If you don't ha
Fan Art and Fan Fic DD round-up April 2014:iconkasumicr:
Features by alexandrasalas
Features by Lyricanna
Adas by millenravenSasuke by TorariKirito and Asuna by shobey1kanobyTifa Lockhart - Prodigy of Nibelheim by ProcerDeCrepusculumMagical map by john-n-maryKings of the Heavens and the Seas by Liris-sanThe Dragon Reborn by coreylansdellLa Sombra - chapter 1 by jodeeeSakura Blossom by poibutsDark Souls Pyromancy by SirTieflingContest entry 2nd anniversary by nipuniSleepy Dragons by vessselTINTIN and Co by VicNaaFarewell Kikyo - Inuyasha by JxbPLady of the Scarlet Devil Mansion by EredhenCastlevania LOS2 - Prince of Darkness by Vrihedd
Features by Ry-Spirit
Hisoka Hunter X Hunter by luffieMagi only event by nairchanBirth by Sleep by prince-buggyStarters + Macarons by KIRU75Howl's Moving Castle by SawitryBeauties and Beasts by Lowenaelj.a.f.f.a. by vesnerAnd The Wind Began to Howl by lonefirewarriorIt's Been An Adventure, Mr. Fredricksen by OrangeCurlNaruto Ramen!!! by ElekitelLapras by 3DBearLegolas and Tauriel by ramida-rRescue rangers by Real-SonkeSThe 3 great warriors by xongPerfect Cherry Blossom by Xephyr26ib by sloyunaYou've got mail! by cartoongirl7To The End Of Time by TheRagingSpaniardSailor Moon by KaywinnitJon Snow by LordNetsuaBella No by TsaoShinKazami Yuuka by Lightning-SpiritLet It Go by zwxARTEternal Bonds FEA Fanbook - Henry and Ricken by mellymerryReturn To Dreamland Wallscroll by AgentHisuiPokemon Rainbow 24 - Happiness 220 by Nk-kN3.18-DGM by pananadaURSULA Sketch_DAilies by Sonny0029:thumb3
Cartoons and Comics DD round-up April 2014:iconalexandrasalas:
Features by alexandrasalas
Features by Ikue
Features by KovoWolf
Features by Shyree
Contest: Fan Art NouveauHello, everyone! It's time for another Fan Art contest. This time, we're asking participants to create Fan Art in Art Nouveau style.
What is Art Nouveau?
"Art Nouveau (French pronunciation: [aʁ nuvo], Anglicised to /ˈɑːrt nuːˈvoʊ/) or Jugendstil is an international philosophy and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that was most popular during 1890–1910. English uses the French name Art nouveau ("new art"), but the style has many different names in other countries. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines. Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environment.
Art Nouveau is considered a "total" art style, embracing architecture, graphic art, interior design, and most of the decorative arts including jewellery, furniture, textiles, household sil
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)
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
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
[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
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
300 Point Giveaway! (by me!)Okay this is the first time making a point giveaway..
if it turns out great I'd be sure to hold another one again sometime!
there will be 6 winners!
each will get 50 !
How to join:
1. Watch me and CHEVR0LET-CAMAR0 (she's my sis)
2. Fav this journal!
and... you're done!
(if you're aleady watching both of us just fav this journal!)
EDIT: the winners will be chosen with Random.org
Please don't unwatch us if you're a winner
you can unwatch us if you lose, we don't care!
deadline: September 30th 2014
In 2007, when I first started paying regular attention to the DD page on this site, I quickly realized that the general photography galleries were being watched over by three ladies with an insane amount of talent in their medium but widely disparate styles and viewpoints - and they were all awesome. Staged, Sandra Keplinger, was this passionate German high-style lady with an eye for cinematographic compositions and journalistic attacks; hellfirediva, Tina The Rabbit Whisperer, was the Macro Queen who loved the colourful and the spunky; and then there was equivoque, Elinor Scott-Sutter, who seemed to be forever on the hunt for the most artistic executions possible. Over the years since then I had the chance to get to know each of them personally, and they all influenced my photography more than I'd ever like to admit. Sandra became an idol to me, and to date she's still one of my favourite photographers in the real world; Tina became a good personal friend, then
Costa Rican Talents #1Hello and welcome to the first edition of Costa Rican Talents! A series of news articles featuring deviations from various Costa Rican deviants.
papillon by mikevargas don ramon by allanced
Purple by Elfland Pushback by photoprophet simon bolivar by ashescc
:thumb81219434: Teatro Amubis 2007 by kasuyacr :thumb88009049:
Thanks for looking and see you next month!
ReflectionsVal's pursuit led him to the foul beast's domain. The hollowed-out cavern reeked of blood and rancid meat. The dim light he had seen as he charged through the tunnel after the monster could now be identified: torches. Rows of mysteriously lit torches lined the walls of the huge cave. At its center was a substantially large labyrinth of mirrors.
He spotted the beast entering.
He spun his silver broadsword in his hand and hurried in behind it.
His garb was a simple blue and white crusader's leather with thick armored pads and reinforcing steel studs. Lightweight and flexible, but quite effective defense against blunt blows and – in a pinch – the slashing claws of the unholy spawn of the earth. All monster-hunters wore a similar variety in Val's experience. It would serve him well in these close quarters of the mirrored maze.
Right, left, forward, left, right he turned, always catching a glimpse of the beast's tail as he wove his way through the corridors. Every so often he sp
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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