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Life UpdatesHi guys!
It's been a while since i checked up with most of you, STelari is taking up all my free time so if I'm not talking to you blame her.
Here are some life updates:
I'm considering leaving my office job, looking for a new graphic design jobs available before I take this step.
I was supposed to take french classes during the summer semester at university but they closed the french classes.
I had a health problem related to stress, I'm under medication and the doctor said I must join a gym.
I joined a gym, I work out 3 times / week, it's going well, losing a few kgs (PS: I'm not fat)
I won in an art contest at university, some cash and here are the winning artworks (done digitally on iPad):
I'm starting a new ~A3 pointillism artwork, I hope i don't give up on it soon.I started r
Space Whale by Damatris
Piekso by sensuroitu
Dance of Death and Life by Threl
Gulper Eel by satanmoose
geen titel by marijeodile
Nexus II by MarijaBrasnic
Verdad by reanimations
iPad art apps - A ReviewHi guys,
I purchased an iPad air in January. And since then, I've been experimenting with digital design; nothing serious but I am just curious about the digital paintings tools available for the iPad.
I downloaded a few design apps, some are free, others are not. I spend a while creating on every application, and then I decided to give reviews for those interested. Here we go!
1- Paper by fiftyThree (Free)
I started with paper not because it's my favourite, but because it's the most I use.
Paper offers quality art tools. There's the ink tool, great for detail work, and the stroke width changes according to the drawing speed - since the iPad doesn't include a touch pressure sensor. The second tool is the pencil, very realistic but cannot offer details
The Muse - Contest winnersAnnouncing the winners of the contest "The Muse" held by her highness, STelari. Here we go:
Sei Fantasie by Sieskja
- 45 points -
Spiritual walk by Kafkami
- 42 points -
Fleetfooted Muse by EccentricTeatime
-scored 39 points-
Enacting on the Muse, written b
István Sándorfi (Also known as Étienne Sandorfi) born in Budapest Hungary in 1948, was a hyperrealist painter. Known for his hyperrealistic abstract oil paintings.
His father was a director of the American company, IBM, in Hungary. Sándorfi started to draw when he was 8. And moved to oil paints when he was 12 years old. As he grow older, István studied Fine Arts in paris.
Sándorfi later got married and became a father of two girls.
His first exhibition was in a small gallery in Paris, then the first great exhibition was held in 1973 at the "Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris". After that his painting were found in several museums abroad, like in Copenhagen, Rome, Munich, Bruxelles, Basel, New York, L
Life UpdatesWhat do you mean
didn't win an oscar?
Art: I've been working on a pencil drawing since ever. It should be done soon, I'm being lazy about it and I kind of got bored of it.
I'm planning to start something completely different once I finish this one!
Work: I still work at Printhouse-Lebanon. I'm also taking a freelance interior design job.
I'm also planning a project with my friend Wissam to build and iPad app for kids.
DeviantAPP: I finished redesigning DeviantAPP for iOS 7. My friend Eli will be working on it. It should be released sometimes in the future and I will let you guys know when it's available.
Family: My dad had a big heart attack, but he made it and he's better now. Still under intensive care though...
Personal: I bought an iPad air 16GB wifi model, and I have to say t
Fauvism and ExpressionismIntroduction
The first of the major avant-garde movements in European 20th century art, Fauvism was characterised by paintings that used intensely vivid, non-naturalistic and exuberant colours. The style was essentially expressionist, and generally featured landscapes in which forms were sometimes distorted.
The Fauves first exhibited together in 1905 in Paris. They found their name when a critic pointed to a renaissance-like sculpture in the middle of the same gallery as the exhibition and exclaimed derisively 'Donatello au milieu des fauves!' ('Donatello among the wild beasts!'). The name caught on, and was gleefully accepted by the artists themse
MichelangeloMichelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni.
Best known as Michelangelo...
Portrait of Michelangelo by Jacopino del Conte
Michelangelo was an italian painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer. He was born in 1475 in Caprese, Italy (today known as Caprese Michelangelo).
As a young boy, Michalengelo started studying grammar but then he showed no interest in schooling. He preferred copying paintings from churches and seeking company of painters, He started improving his skills at a very early age. When Michelangelo was 13 he was set to be an artist. He became a pupil of the great sculptor,
Watercolour tutorialsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of 32 very nice and well made watercolour tutorials and tips.
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor paper Guide by jane-beata Watercolor Techniques by JoJo-Seames Watercoloring tips by dodostad
Nelson Mandela, Images Speak for The Silent VoiceWatch depthRADIUS
When image must speak for the silenced voice
Ruth is the Editor-In-Chief of MILK Books and PQ Blackwell Ltd., based in Auckland, New Zealand, publishers of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait—a photographic history of the great man. Ruth's heartfelt and insightful article represents the intersection of the artistic and the newsworthy. De
Batgirl's New Redesign has Lots of Fans (art)
DC just released images of Batgirl's new costume, and deviants have been creating fan art like crazy!
Deviant babsdraws is the artist behind Batgirl's stylishly cool reboot!
Enjoy 60+ pieces of fan art!
commission - Batgirl by marciotakara
Batgirl by Nicohitoride
BATGIRL by li-jean
Batgirl by muzzillustrations
Batgirl! by Tono-x-Tono
The New Batgirl by MattSimas
Batgirl by squeegool
Batgirl by GeorgeCaltsoudas
NEW Batgirl by Hodges-Art
Batgirl and Amazi-Girl by itswalky
New Batgirl by Y0KO
Batgirl by halwilliams
Batgirl 2014 by LucianoVecchio
New Batgirl by Robaato
Batgirl by bear65
Withdrawal by LAlight
Solitude by sodisenchanted . . . by sandrawiklander
no expressions by Aisleyne
Sunny day by AStoKo lilie by Bodghia
silent evenings by laura-makabresku
*** by Fatalv
Poppies by PassionAndTheCamera
The Unseen Stock - JulyModel
Dark by LadyAquariusStock Mucha Inspired - Midas 10 by HiddenYume-stock Culdalasse Laihendi Ranger 10 by PirateLotus-Stock Free Stock Photo by ElectricSorceress
September Sky 11 by adarkerpurpose-stock
Bottom of Waterfall Stock 2 by BeccaB-Stock-N-Art Waterfall 2 by AircatSkylion Red Rocks and Trees by dollieflesh-stock Snow Scape by Ardenstock Another Sunrise Stock by Cinnamoncandy-Stock
Ten Portrait Photography TipsPeople & Portrait Photography
Check your Angles
Avoid unflattering angles, don't frame your model with their arms or legs chopped off unless it works for the image. If in doubt, fully frame them and do the chopping afterwards in post-processing! Don't forget to check that the tops of their heads and their feet are in focus. Missing feet are disconcerting!
Be the Director
As the Photographer, most people will be looking to you for direction. There's no time to be shy when you're behind the camera! Keep calm to help your model remain relaxed but make sure they're not made to feel awkward if you lack giving instruction. Pose them well, avoid direct bright sunlight and check out your background.
Eye contact...or not
Eye contact isn't always necessary, in fact candid journalistic style photographs often work best. Your subject doesn't have to be looking directly at the camera for it to be a successful shoot, but yo
Lighting in Portrait PhotographyPeople and Portraits week
I'm writing this tutorial of sorts, for all of you portrait photographers out there seeking advice about the lighting in your photographs. First off let me be clear in saying that I am no expert, or rather I do not claim to be, I sometimes do things in unusual ways, and my tips and advice are definitely not the only ones you should follow. This journal is just me giving you my take on how to get great lighting for your shots
1. Never shoot when the sun is at its highest peak.
Depending on where you live and your climate, this might vary, but I usually never shoot between the hours of 12-4 unless I'm shooting indoors, or it's a cloudy day. If you're doing an outdoors shoot and the sun is blasting on your model, you are very unlikely to get good results. Not only will it be uncomfortable for your model, and make it difficult to pose with a natural expression (sun in your eyes, worst feeling in the world),
Feature Friday: Haikyuu!!
Haikyuu!! (ハイキュー!!), a manga and anime series that focuses around volleyball player Shoyo Hinata as he strives to become the best he can, has gained popularity both in and out of Japan since its manga debut in 2012, and more recently due to the anime adaptation that began airing in April 2014.
Deviants around the globe have taken to Hinata and his team, and have made a variety of incredible creations in homage to the series. Check out these deviations!
Haikyuu!! by Rui05
Haikyuu - Hinata Shouyou by Shumijin
King of the Court - HAIKYUU!! by vythefirst
Haikyuu- Tobe! by Gin-Uzumaki
Haikyuu! Karasuno Senpais by AmenoKitarou
Murder of Crows - HAIKYUU!! by vythefirst
How to tell a story through portraiturePeople & Portrait Photography
I'm sure many people will agree with me that the People & Portrait Galleries here on deviantART are often dominated by Expressive, Emotive and (depending on taste!) beautiful portraiture captures. Photographs capture a moment and can tell a story, but often these kind of shots are predominantly to showcase clothing, makeup, features or bodies. There is another level to Portraiture and knowing how to tell a story through your camera lens is one of the key elements of documenting a person
"It's not just about an image, it's about the person in that image, who they are, where they've been - what they're doing."
Here in the UK, particuarly in the Summer months, there's almost a daily opportunity to go out and capture a story. I recently wandered around an Art Exhibition and managed to snap a fair few artists at work. To tell someone's story without relying on emotion within their facial features and body language,
Nine TimesI saw him nine times.
The first time we were both sitting in the room together, getting ready to take the math test that would determine our placement. I was scatterbrained and throwing things around, trying to find the pencils that I had known I would need but had still just tossed in my purse. He was lounging backwards in his chair, looking for all the world as though he didn’t have a single care in the world, including the upcoming test. It annoyed me, that I was frantic and ready to scream, while someone else could be that relaxed.
I tested out of the class.
I don’t know if he did.
The second time I saw him, it was a few months after I arrived on campus. He was the one rushing and frantic this time, running across the square. He was probably late for class, though I had no way of knowing for sure. I was already lost in my own thoughts and ideas, deciding on my major and convincing people that yes, this is what I really want to do with my life. If they weren
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