Project Educate 2011-2012 Part 2
11thIntroduction!Welcome to Digital Dolls!Dolling 101 (Or Dolling For Beginners)Interview with LadyHazy12thHistory and Interview!History of DollingInterview with Metroid-Tamer!13thPageants!Intro to Pageants14thInterview and Resources!
Light Tutorial-Getting To Know Robhas1leftThere are many good photomanipulators who sort of get lost in the crowd at deviantArt, and it's very said when I think about it. One such person is robhas1left. I thought it was about time that more deviants get to know him in a personal way. In addition, he has written a tutorial on light and illumination in his deviations.
Q: What are your general personal thoughts about photo-manipulation.
I personally love the art of photo-manipulation! I have enjoyed and been engaged in some form of art most all of my life. I was born with a pencil in my hand. In photo-manipulations the images you begin with usually all differ in hue, contrast, exposure etc., and you have to adjust each one so that it fits seamlessly into a picture. The possibilities in photo-manipulation are only limited by the stocks you have and your imagination.
Q:. You're self-taught. Can you give us a history of your time at deviantArt as you progress in your photo-manipulation skill
Creating Space in Traditional ArtCreating the illusion of space
“Far beyond where the horizon lies, and the land sinks into mellow blueness...”
This lyric from one of my favorite songs in the Broadway musical “Godspell” is a great thing to keep in mind as we delve into the subject of creating space in two-dimensional art.
We know it's not really creating space; a two-dimensional surface occupies only a single plane. When we make an image, we are actually creating the illusion of space. This distinction prompted a playful piece from surrealist painter Rene Magritte, called “The Treachery of Images” ( you can look at the painting here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Treachery_of_Images ).
“This is not a pipe,” it declares; it is just a picture of a pipe. We will not be creating space; just an image of space --- an illusion.
Landscape (deep space) &
Project Educate 2011-2012
Architecture, Urban & Rural Photography
5thGallery overviews! Architecture PhotographyUrban & Rural Photography8thArchitecture! Exploring Architecture Photography10thUrban and Rural Exploring Urban & Rural
I'd like to introduce you to a fantastic group and tell you all about it!
dALinkSystem is a Group dedicated to increasing artists exposure, by helping others and themselves through a simple and effective "Linking" system.
"Link another artists submission in your artist's comment box. It helps everyone's exposure and finds undiscovered art."
The Link System was originated by TheFulkrum and myself (Echostar08), in May of 2009. What began with a few "Linkers" has grown into a large "Linkers Community" of caring deviants, who utilize The Link System to help increase their exposure, while helping others.
Linking can be done in as little as 5 minutes. It's simple to do and takes only a little extra time when you're submitting a deviation. The little bit of extra time you spend to personally choose and feature someone else's art in your artist's comment box (or in your deviation description), is ve
Polymer Clay and Air Dry Clay IntroPolymer Clay and Air Dry Clay Intro
This will be an intro and some tips to using both oven bake and air dry clay. I'll be showing you how I do things, but every artist is different, and I encourage you to take whatever you'd like to learn from my process and figure out which ways work best for you!
Oven Bake Clay
Oven bake or polymer clay comes in many brands, colors, and types. A major difference among brands is the clay's consistency and strength. For example, Sculpey brand alone has multiple clay lines from original to eraser to bendy. A popular Sculpey brand among DA artists is "Super Sculpey," a more ceramic like polymer clay with a consistency that lends itself to detail oriented pieces. Finding the right clay for you is a bit of trial and error and simply finding which brand you prefer to work with.
PE Community Week - Roundup!!!Our second community week has now concluded! All the deviants who got involved have been fantastic - and the contest entries I think we can all agree were really nice to see. The contest has now closed and judging has begun. We hope to announce the winners to you by the end of Stock and Resource Week which is beginning tomorrow! (Monday).
Launch and Beauty Contest by miontre
Polymer Clay Secrets Revealed by Talty
The Love for Food by Talty
The Groups Directory by JamminJo
Project Educate: Photographing Your Crafts...
Photographing crafts is not as daunting as it seems. For those of you out there with amazing creative streaks in you, it isn't actually that difficult to take it one step further and put the effort into snapping your wonderful creations. It just takes a little planning, a camera and some creativity.
Rule Number One
Never ever ever ever ever Photograph something on your bed. Ever. I mean it! Your bed is for sleeping, and er, other things. But definitely not for placing your well constructed craft item upon, pointing your camera at, and pressing the button.
You might think I'm stating the obvious but seriously, the amount of people who think they'll just pop their item on the bed and take a picture...is..well..I don't have the statistics but there are many of Us!
Rule Number Two
Stay away from your cluttered up shelves and bits and pieces. Put your craft i
COMMUNITY WEEK - Giving Back!Everyone is on deviantART for those own reasons: to share art, to view art, to get critique, to give critique, to join a group, to open a group, to make friends--the list goes on. As much fun as it is to be here, it can also be a lot of work. We all get as much or as little out of the deviantART community as we are willing to work for.
This journal, which is quite possible the last one posted for Community Week, is all about giving something back to the community. I have found a few projects designed to give back and featured them below. Also, at the end of the article, I have a request from one of my co-workers who is currently studying online communities for her PhD.
We all know someone that selflessly gives of their time and energy to support others on deviantART. I'm not here to debate about selflessness and whether or not there are ever any truly selfless acts. We all get back at least some of what we give. But as I was going through journals and searching for points fundra
Spirit Day 2012"Ultimately, I want Spirit Day to make just one person feel little bit better about his or herself, to feel safe enough in their own skin and to be proud of who they are" - Brittany McMillan
In memory of the young LGBT people who lost their lives to suicide, Brittany encouraged her friends to wear purple on a day in October -- a day that came to be known as Spirit Day. Since then, GLAAD has helped turn Spirit Day into a global event that inspires millions of individuals, celebrities, TV personalities, media outlets, companies and schools to wear purple in a stand against bullying.
While Spirit Day does focus on the LGBT community, I believe that it's anti-bullying message is relevant to every community. It only get's better, if we take the pledge to make it so.
Practice compassion and understanding, and treat others how you would like to be treated and we can make a difference.
Show your support for this anti-bullying me
Culinary ArtsCulinary Arts
Culinary is the art of preparing and/or cooking foods to be as pleasing for the palate as it is for the eye.
Not many types of art can claim to be as nourishing for your soul as they are for your body. Culinary arts is appreciated by everyone in the world because it is highly linked with our survival. Also, if you think about it, it is one of the most accessible forms of art around. You probably even subconsciously practised Culinary Arts several times without knowing it.
Example: someone told you to assemble a plate of cheeses, meats and breads? I'm sure you didn't just throw everything on a plate, somewhere in the back of your mind you styled it to your liking.
Style and photograph your piece
To be able to share your culinary art creations with the rest of the world, you need to be able to photograph it. The way you present your piece is important.