Feature - Beautiful RainTo some people I know that rain might not be something to smile about. But I also know that there are so many artists out there who just love rain. The way it falls on the windows, sleeps in a leaf and covers the world in natural glitter. It's a sign of life and re birth so here are some beautiful works dedicated to "Rain"And if anyone has any special memories to do with rain share them below Which is your favourite?
Goodbye my Beautiful ArranToday we lost our beautiful dear sweet Arran. She has been ill the last few weeks and grown worse. While she may be gone I know she isn't really, she's in the house with us, we've already heard her bell and can feel her presence. I love you my darling Arran. 💜💜💜💜💜💜 She has brought us so much happiness, been my best friend, always there, whenever I felt ill she'd come and sit with me. She was selfless and caring and to lose her is the worst feeling ever. I just wish I could wake up from this horrible nightmare She is in my heart and the last thing I told her was how much I loved her. <i class="_4-k1 img sp_V4JGpMRFE6n sx_2117c6">
Squee OttersHello everyoneI hope you're having a good week. I've just had a driving lesson in the pouring rain so am resting back home with a cup of tea. I've been quite busy the last few months creating some products for my Etsy shop. I'd like to introduce you to Baby Squee Otter, a sea otter with a cute little grin and a heart full of love They're only eight pounds and he comes with his own bedding in a decorated matchbox, lots of Christmas surprises, a notebook and a calendar If you're interested you can buy them here on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/256121033/christmas-baby-squee-otter-in-a-matchbox?ref=shop_home_active_3Hiya I'm baby Squee OtterMe and my friends are looking for a home this Christmas<b>
Smile FeatureThe last few days for me have been so hard, I won't go into it but basically my M.E flared up really bad and I had the most agonising pain in my arm, kept awake at night, I haven't been able to draw or do anything. As well as that I've felt sick and so so ill. Thankfully though I think I've turned a corner today so I could get on here and share some beautiful art to make you smile And don't forget to check out the latest SprinkleofSmiles contest Let us begin Northern Lights by RazielMBThe Aletsch Glacier view from the air. by BrunoCHATARDFirst love by VasylissaLyin' Lion by TsaoShinErntedank by nari-meWhat's puzzling you is the nature of my game by NB-Photo
NatureWeb October Contest - Update new prizes adde:iconhello3plz: :iconhello4plz: It's hard to miss the changing season as suddenly the world sends an inferno of colour through the forest, brilliant orange leaves clinging for grim life on the branches, red squirrels hoping through the auburn colours to find some tasty nuts.So this month we want you to submit the best photos and drawings you can on the theme ofOrangeStarts: 29th of October 2015Ends 30th of November 2015So you've got enough time to submit the best pics. Submit your fiery art into the folder here natureweb.deviantart.com/galle…Here are the rules You can submit three works
Affiliates ContestHello everyone,I hope you're all having a wonderful day. Our affiliate group SprinkleOfSmilesis having a pet themed competition. It's only just started and there's lots of time to enter your beautiful work so make sure to go over and check it out October Pet Contest
Black CatI was just reading how sad it is that people seem to target black cats at Halloween. So I'm passing on the warning to make sure they're kept in during the Halloween season so they can be safe. And we all know there's nothing creepy, scary or anything negative about black catsThey're absolutely beautifulSo here's a feature dedicated solely to these gorgeous catsThe Face of Evil by tanikelI see you by Aenea-JonesFriends by MarinaCoric
Smile FeatureHello everyone, I hope you are all having a great time. I am off to have some delicious cake with my friend in town so here's a virtual slice of the most delicious cakes I can find on hereAnyone else want to bring some food to the virtual picnic Post the thumb below and I'll pop it in the journal. If you love amazing cakes you should check out the incredible and delicious creations by ginas-cakesThey are amazing!
SprinkleofSmiles Update and Feature:iconhello3plz::iconhello4plz:So the other day I said I'd come to the sad decision to close SprinkleOfSmiles but after reading the lovely messages of support I saw how much the group meant to people, someone said it was to them the most happy and inspiring group, others said they'd miss it so much. And the more I read the comments the more I felt like I was closing down part of myself! So..SprinkleofSmiles is back and not closing. I love this group too much, whenever I'm sad I look at the beautiful art you all submit and I just can't get rid of it. Of course though the reason I was closing it was to concentrate on other things so I am looking for some really dedicated and lovely people to help out in the group, checking deviations, welcoming members and finding stunning art for the galleries. If you think you're the ideal person send me a note saying why you would like to part of the group and if I like what I see, you're in And n
A Guide To Good-Looking Fire BreathersArchiveOur Top 5 On-Screen Dragons: A Guide toGood-LookingFire Breathers:iconeawood: eawood:iconr-valle: R-ValleSmaugTwitterFacebookGoogle+The dragon is a staple of so many fantasy stories that it can be difficult to keep up with them all.Dragons in different universes abide by different rules; some are friendly, some are clever, some are pure evil, and some are trainable. What all dragons have in common is that in the realm of TV and movies, they need to look good to properly play their part in the story. There are hundreds of dragons that have shown up on
Pokemon is ForeverShare|ArchiveForeword by techgnoticKay (aka damphyr) is DeviantArt’s go-to expert on everything “Pokémon.” She also occupies the adventurous position of being one of DeviantArt's main enforcers of standards and practices. We thank her for being a guardian of artistic erotica and especially, for being able to answer every question we get asked about Pokémon and just about anything else for that matter. Supreme Keeper of all pop culture knowledge, Kay must be protected in case of global disaster.by damphyrAn incongruous collection of people lined the sidewalk outside the local video game retailer just before opening on March 6th, 2011. The first in line we
How to: Draw every dayIn follow up of the obvious "how to" journals on both anatomy and color, I'm gonna continue this series with a how to on drawing every day.Over the last year I've participated in many challenges that required me to do a drawing a day for a period of time. Most notably the color challenge and refinement challenge, but also a lot of speedpainting and daily sketching.Over the past few years a lot of people have asked me how the hell I would manage to do a sketch eve
The Lonely PathShare|Archive“I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.Henry David ThoreauBy :icontechgnotic: techgnoticI I always thought of Thoreau’s comment as simply a word game — clever but ultimately false at its core. A Valentines Day without a Valentine means being alone and alone means being unhappy. It’s taken many years to finally understand the truth in Thoreau’s words. We are never so alone as when in the company of loving family and friends, our Valentine companion held tight in our arms – but knowing we are lost, unfulfilled in our dreams and visions, and untrusting in our own inner counsel. Now I hope to one day seek companions
Secrets of Superman's UnderwearShare|ArchiveSupermanby IhtaverACTION COMICS No.40 coloredby JoeJusko
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblinDo you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics. This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format. STEP 1First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
PE: Decorating Your ProfileCommunity WeekYour profile page is the first thing people will see when they click on your name, so it's very important to leave a good impression! This article will provide some useful tips and tricks for both premium and non-premium members who want to convert their profile into their own, unique page. First off, some Do's and Don'ts of profile decoration:Do:Use dA's profile widgets-- there are lots of great options to chose fromShow off some art (that's what people are here for!)Express your personality through colors, stamps, gifs, etc.Don't:Add so many images that your profile takes forever to loadUse garish or headache-inducing colorsMake text difficult to read with dark backgroundsNon-Premium WidgetsWhile many widgets are restricted or locked for non-premium members, there are still a variety of great widgets that you can add to your profile, even without a membership.
PE: Profile Presentation: Tips and TricksProfile Presentation: Tips and TricksYour profile page can say quite a bit about what kind of person you are, and having a well-designed profile page will help ensure that your visitors leave with a good impression of you and your work. And if you do a remarkably fabulous job at designing your profile, people will not only be impressed, but they will also keep coming back to take another look. In this article, I will go over some useful tips and tricks for making your profile look professional but also personalized! This article is mostly directed towards Premium Members, but non-Premium members can still use some of these concepts to personalize their page. In addition, for those who are new to profile decoration, I highly suggest reading my Decorating Your Profile tutorial first, as it goes over important basics of profile decoration. Basic Design ConceptsBefore we get started,
So you want to do commissions?A basic guide to setting up commissionsWhen it comes to commissioning, there is so much that needs to be decided, arranged and thought of that it can all appear a bit daunting at first.However: when following a couple of basic guidelines, setting up commissions really is not as hard as you think!If you find the article informative, please it.----------------------------------------First things firstSo you have decided you want to start doing commissions. That's great!The first thing to do is to determine what you want to offer.Do you want to offer drawings, or designs?Will you be coding journal-skins for people, or will you be pixeling?Take a look through your gallery and try to determine what you do best and what you like to do the most.Because that will most likely be what you'll be offering.TIP:Stick to what you're good at.Don't promise what you can't deliver when someone is paying you for it.Now that you've mo
Affiliates Winners FeaturePhotography-Group held a contest and here are the amazing winners. The theme was Purple! Pink or White Contest Krissey Skevlar The Ice Faith by Skevlarmydarkeden