words in huesAs everyone is tired to know about, it's being really though to find a job. But anything can't stop us, right? We have to make our own happiness and I work on mine every second of my life.
For those who follow me, you know how much I love to share experiences, to learn different things and to be inspired. Interviews seems to be a good place to be when we want to know a little more about someone that are of the utmost importance for us, but that are distant in some way.
I already have some experience with it, through my innerview series on designing dreams. And now, I'll take the next step: bringing the concept of interview a little farther, a little deeper. Milan Kundera, in one of his books (The Art of the Novel), said something like "an interview is a dialogue". I couldn't agree more. Interviews tell a story and stories live
Is this happening to anyone else?I can't comment on almost artworks. The text-box appears but not the comment's button.
change the questionA lot has been written about the subject but I want to take part on the discussion as well. I'm here to talk about creativity.
Yesterday I received a one of a kind feedback. A simple question. Some months ago I started a new project: Rules of Being Creative. It's not finished yet, but you can take a look at it at my gallery.
Rules of Being Creative is a study of my own methods in delivering a message. When I'm finished, I think it will be worthy a semantic study as well (maybe I'll write a book about it, one more to the pile of "how to be creative").
Rule #1 is to break your own rules. But someone asked me: Why make rules if you're going to break them? It seems a suitable question, right? But then, why live if you're going to die?
Maybe rules aren't the right word. Or maybe we should change our way of thinking. Creativity has no rules, and yet could have an infinity of steps to follow.
What is creativity? I'll not search for a Wikipedia definition or look into a dictionary. Would they
Brand new inner-view!Hi dA dreamers!
Are you a fan of Elly Ang's (angelelly93) work? Then check out my inner-view with her, you won't regret it! http://designing-dreams.blogspot.pt/2012/11/innner-view-10-dare-to-dream.html
And don't forget to congratulate her for her awesome work, ok?
For my other inner-views take a look at: http://designing-dreams.blogspot.pt/search/label/inner-view%20%5Byou%20can%20be%20next%5D
P.S. I'm starting my freelance career. Can you give me a hand? Share some tips with me.
Inner-view #9 [life is a big joke]This Friday :iconSCFrankles: (SCFrankles) is featured in my blog with one more amazing interview. It was really inspiring to chat with her and know a little more about the person behind the humouristic fictions she always presents us.
Have some fun reading it at http://designing-dreams.blogspot.pt/2012/11/inner-view-9-life-is-big-joke.html!
Have a wonderful day,
P. S. Inner-view is a little project of mine where I interview unique people, with passion for their work (being it amateur or professional), strong ideas and a different vision of the world. If you would like to see someone featured please send me a note and I'll consider it.
Projects, come join me!Hello everyone!
As you can see, I've been posting more than usual here in deviantArt. I'm on of those phases where I feel creative&confident. First of all, I want to thank hamletprimeiro for confide me in and ask me to do the cover for his newest book. You can know all about it in a special post I wrote on my blog:http://designing-dreams.blogspot.pt/2012/10/love-works-4-judge-by-cover.html.
Just an example:
I also started a typography project entitled "Rules for being creative". It's my own set of rules, things I learnt during my stay on Earth (yes, probably I'm from another planet), so I take no responsibilities if you use them.
But, most important of all, I decided to take my chances as a freelancer! (I can't find a job anywhere so I must create my own job). If you want to commission me feel free to send me a note. If you like my work, but can't commission me...well, all advertising is welcome! Please share this journal with your f
The Crazy Inner-view series!Hello my dream readers!
I don't know if you know, but I've a blog called designing dreams (http://designing-dreams.blogspot.com) where I write almost about art, passion, nature, creativity and inspiration. Every Friday I interview an artist, searching for their personal stories, motivations and unique characteristics. You can see a sample here: http://designing-dreams.blogspot.pt/search/label/inner-view!
It's being a lot of fun to know a little bit more the persons I admire and which inspires me. However, I want to take one more step in these stairs I'm walking and do a series with Crazy Inner-views.
Questions will be:
- a little more personal (but not too personal )
- will involve deep thinking (but it always do )
- you'll have to think outside the box (so it's a challenge!)
If you don't go with the crowd & like to have some fun, don't think twice and join me! Yes, I answered the questions myself. Go click:
1. Sell me an invisible pen.
Imagine the pen of your dreams.
Stereotype Me(me)Stereotypes are one of those things that makes me...furious. I hate them so much because it only shows how people are ignorant and how they like to stay that way. Everyone has some kind of stereotypes, I know that, but they can be easily erased if we get our brains working and start studying about the subject or better: talking to people! Trying to understand them!
I'm going to expose myself right now. I'll use the 'x' mark to point who I am and how probably people think of me because of that & a 'y' mark to point my own stereotypes. This is a meme to myself, to remind me that, no matter how much open-minded I am, I'll always make misconceptions about what I don't know. Next, I'll do my research ant try to be a better person. Will you join me on this quest?
If you are one of the persons I stereotyped, please don't be angry at me, but leave a comment anyway or send me a note: take the wrong out of me & place the right feelings and thoughts. Thank you.
Holidays are coming and all we can think of is sun, relaxing and fun, right? Well, not for me I'm afraid...
Some months ago I thought I had found a job (a paid internship, really) but it's taking ages for my papers approval to get out. I really need some money right now to pay all my bills and as life cost here in Portugal is rising to the impossible I need to search for other forms of getting paid (and enhance my portfolio as well).
I'll not be very picky with my prices, they're all negotiable and you can commission me by Paypal or money order (in Euros) only. Please read my policy before you order anything and if you have any questions don't be shy and send me a note!
I'll always do my best to fulfill your requirements. If you don't like something please make me aware of that so I can refine my skills.
I've 5 slots available!
Commissions are for personal use only. Credit me if you use it insid
Can I draw Anime/Cartoons well?This question is always being asked on DeviantART--mostly by young, aspiring artists who really think they want to become a great, professional anime/manga/cartoon artist when they get "good enough".
The matter of the fact is that, no matter how much you try to be good at a style, regardless of how much you practice and how often you draw it--it'll never look right.
you study realistic form and proportion first.
Learn how the human body really looks and really works before you try to stylize it.
The best way to do this is to find out if there are any Figure Study classes being held in your town or city. A lot of places will have these sessions where anyone can come in at a certain time and draw nude models that will sit and pose for any artist who attends. These are perfect for learning the realistic human form. As long as you draw them as you see them and try to figure out why things are the way they are.
In short, figure studies are how artists dissect a human being wit
[HP] I solemny swear that I am up to no goodThe Marauders... they are LEGEND in our hearts. We don't know the real story, their day by day, their mischieves... J.K. Rowling brought us just a little passages from their entire story and history. But, fortunately, the imagination and the excitement of the Harry Potter fans have created these masterpieces that you should see...
HP: 7th year Marauders by azmin --- :thumb42333539: --- Marauders by sockie
faithful friends by makani --- HP characters_serie 2 by mary-dreams --- :thumb28171503:
Marauders, spoiler-free :D by azmin --- Marauders: After the full moon by Linnpuzzle --- September Night by Tanci
:thumb13202920: --- The Marauders by JackPot-84 --- Marauders by Matuska
marauders late x-mas by kreugan --- mentally deficient marauders by kreugan --- bigheadedpratpanel7 by jolly2
Vestigium Itineris III by Manechan --- marauders-WIP by laerry --- +MaraudersScape+ by miusmius
+HP+ . King of Cups by LadyBelial --- FOUND YOUR STASH by Kinky-chichi --- Up To No Good by bobangeba
HP: windgarium leviosa by len-yan --- Marauders by idajorsing ---
Regarding personal style.To anyone who is obsessively busy trying to find a style unique to them; don't. It seems to have become some sort of trend nowadays on dA, trying to "find a style", when really it is something quite ridiculous to be doing.
If you compare it to handwriting, it's like worrying about how to make every single letter of the alphabet both beautiful and unique to you when your spelling and grammar leave a lot to be desired, while they are really the most important things to learn first. Sure having a pretty style to look at is nice, just like having a beautiful handwriting. But if all of your other artistic knowledge is falling behind, much like your spelling and grammar, the result will still be unattractive and your art will not reach the viewer in the way that you intended.
So in short, focus on getting better, on gathering knowledge, experience, and practicing, not on finding your own style. Style will happen automatically. Not to mention the fact that if you're a good and experienced eno
Art Theft on Ebay (a lot of deviants found)A while ago i stumbled upon a Shop on Ebay that sells prints. Even though im not familiar with all the pictures there... I recognized a few i knew for sure and some that looked strangely familiar from deviantArt.
All i know is, that a lot of deviants are being ripped off.
Already recognized artwork:
These Artists already got mailed or noted.
- on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.de/COCTAIL-GLAS-3-BILDER-ABSTRACT-POP-ART-120x80cm-v180_W0QQitemZ370161239406QQihZ024QQcategoryZ75741QQcmdZViewItem
- on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.de/PLEASE-LOVE-ME-POPART-LOUNGE-3-BILDER-120x80cm-V435_W0QQitemZ370161649396QQihZ024QQcategoryZ75741QQcmdZViewItem
- on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.de/FANTASY-GLASS-LOUNGE-POP-ART-3-BILDER-120x80cm-v148_W0QQitemZ370144328920QQihZ024QQcategoryZ75741QQcmdZViewI
The World of Macro (Bring back Macro)This newss article not only serves to feature some amazing macro deviations, but as a petition to bring back the Photography> Macro category!!! If you want this category back, then please this article, and lets show the administrators of DA just how many deviants are devoted to bringing this category back!!!
Months ago the Macro category mysteriously disappeared off of Deviant Art, many were annoyed, shocked and furious to say the least. So why did DA decide to take away an extremely popular category? And more importantly what other categories will they take away next????!?? Macro photography deserves its own category, it is in a class of its own! Macro photography lets us view the world differently, and allows us to see things like weve never seen before! After being introduced to macro photography, my vision of the world began to transform. Its important that macro photography doesnt just blend into t
96 MORE TEXTURES YOU DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED ! FIRST EDITION : http://news.deviantart.com/article/69803/
Blooming by Clovcent
Cracks invert by Stock7000
Mountain Rock by iamthetvStone01 by Azph:thumb120414597:
Wall 001 by ISOStockWall 014 by ISOStockWall 015 by ISOStock
brick texture by beckasConcrete Wall 5 by hope72-stock
Apple core by Mithgariel-stock:thumb120388278:
Grass Bokeh Texture by JeniphoStock:thumb117311951:
decaying sunset by cheesyflips-stocktexture_2 by velvetcat-stockmetal texture 12 by wojtar-stock
texture 1 by tnemgarfMetal 2 by Hjoranna
Old Guide by DustwaveStockFoiled 02 by Stock7000
:thumb116900246:Metal Grate by MaryAnnBubna
metal texture 14 by wojtar-stockscratch and paint on metal by cheesyflips-stock
thing by Doomsday-Stock
texture 114 by Sirius-sdztexture 115 by Sirius-sdzLeather Texture 2 by Tasastock
:thumb115217828:Texture 187 by deadcalm-stock:thumb116607211:Texture background field by fotojenny
Forgotten texture by firesign24-7Geyser Texture 1 by 1pen
Snowing texture by wchildChicken skin texture8 by faestock
Spread the watercolor loveWatercolor needs more love indeed! Here some beautiful deviations done in this wonderful media.
Of course since I couldn't resist I enclosed few works done in "complementary" medias used in a watercolorish way, like inks, guache, coffee and a couple of acrylics.
St. Andrew by micorl Loli Girls by Visceralmilk Muybridge 2 by napoleoman Hazel by elanamullaly tulips 1 by kalinatoneva :thumb97895389: Survival of my palette by crazymynd i like the red water by Sylwoos :thumb117191070: passage by LaguCzarna :thumb129713755: :thumb102480456: Cold demons by EmegE Santa Fe Window by ctbehrens :thumb44751741: Barsa il posto 02 by fuku-do Close to the Flame by Nachan Breeze by mibou Mononoke: Octopus by muttiy Alice by hikarishimoda moody sky by 12x07 :thumb61224455: :thumb114203412: Pin-upAries by hachiko Hummingburst Green by bcduncan new area by LaguCzarna tram by LaguCzarna :thumb110323493: Raddish by AvalonStarlight as an indian by kaleidoactive :thumb112429712: :thumb87067249
Group Abuse: Killing our CommunitiesGroups! What a great feature on deviantART. They kicked off last year and have been a huge success. Nothing but good has come from the groups system or has it? I can tell you that right now under the layer of hype lies a deep, dark problem that's slowly killing our communities, unknown artists, and our ART. I'm going to tell you my own story, then explain.
I'm the founder of a large photography group here on deviantART. We've been using the groups system since the very first day they officially released. At the time of this writing, we have almost 3600 members. We've grown rapidly to become one of the largest and most successful photography groups around. As a founder, it's always interesting to see how your group is doing. It's a lot of fun to look at statistics, new members, submissions, and comments. Until now.
We had an excellent discussion in our group chat debating the following issues. Together, we came up with these issues and decided to raise them to the communit
Writing Better Character DescriptionsWriting Better Character Descriptions:
by Michael D. Bjork
One of our jobs as writers is to bring our characters to life in the readers’ imaginations. To do this, we provide each character two qualities:
1) A personality.
2) A physical appearance.
Personality is developed through characterization, and appearance is usually conveyed through description. However, what I’d like to talk about is how physical description needs to do more than just craft appearance, and more than anything, it's good characterization that conjures vivid characters in readers’ minds.
Take a look at the following example.
1) When I entered Mr. Smith's office, he stood from his desk and smiled. He had a big nose, brown eyes, and short, blond hair. He wore a dark suit. I shook his hand.
What can you tell me about Mr. Smith from this brief scene? The physical details show he has a big nose, brown eyes, and short, blond hair. He’s a