Partial solar eclipse next week!Hello everyone, sorry I've been so inactive the past few months, I've been having a lot going on in my personal life which has affected my photography greatly but hopefully that changes soon.#nerdytimeNext Wednesday there is going to be total solar eclipse happening in my state! Now the exact location of the total eclipse is 1785 kilometres (1109 miles) away from my location so I will only be able to see a partial solar eclipse where at the eclipses total peak 83% of the sun will be covered by the moon so I hope to purchase a filter for my lens before then so I can snap some photos of it for you all! Some more information about the eclipse can be seen here: http://eclipse2012.org.au/Have a nice weekend
UpdateHi everyone, just a short update! Sorry I haven't been active recently, I've just be swamped with school work and lack of internet access. I'll be sure to post new work up soon for you all Some sad news to bring:This morning I found out that my pet rat Milo passed away, I had her for only a year but she was amazing to me, cheering me up when I was sad/stressed and just being there. I believe she had an upper respiratory tract infection which I wasn't aware of until this morning when I found her, I've been so upset all day. Loosing a pet is like loosing a family member :/ R.I.P Milo <3 Also; I've been quite active on my tumblr blog so check it out http://j-acob.tumblr.comI'll be sure to post my kiriban winner feature soon and be more active.Have a nice weekend
Stolen artwork!! IMPORTANTI want to start off by thanking myheartindollparts for sending me a note informing me that a facebook page has been uploading my work without permission, editing out my watermark and not crediting me at all. This page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/Khurry10 . There are whole albums just full of MY work as well as hundreds of others with watermarks being edited out and no credit being given. I only know 2 deviants whose artwork is there; lieveheersbeetje, infuzedmedia, naked-in-the-rain and Senju-HiMe ... but there are hundreds more! Report this page. What they are doing is WRONG. They are infringing my copyright as well as others. I hate art theft. EDIT: The page was deleted! Thanks everyone for your support.
Spotlight artist IV:iconkaz-d: Kaz-D (Katy) is a well respected deviant here on deviantART who shares with us her incredible artwork as well as spending hours creating and posting countless journals featuring other artists work (which can be seen here: http://kaz-d.deviantart.com/journal/) . She is also a Photography CV (Community volunteer) which means she features general photography as Daily Deviations. More info about how to suggestion a Daily Deviation to her can be seen here: http://kaz-d.deviantart.com/journal/The-Photography-Galleries-Why-and-How-to-Suggest-279528631. Here is a feature for her as a thank you for all the hard work she puts in for the dA community to make it a better place. I highly recommend you go to her profile, check out her
Spotlight Artist IIIOne of my favorite artists here on dA - FramedByNature He has a brilliant gallery which you should check out, it's definitely worth the visit: :iconbillyunderscorebwa:
Thankyou thankyou thankyou!I want to give a huge thanks to DiamonEyes for the 12 month premium membership! He included this message with the gift: "For inspiring SO MANY artists here in such a brief amount of time. You inspire ME to be a better photographer" Go check out his profile now! It's defiantly worth the visit.
Spotlight artist II :iconverticaldubai:VerticalDubai holds a very unique gallery filled with stunning architectural/urban and rural photography as well as some beautiful landscapes, animals, people and more! A very talented artist which I recommend you check out Jotunheimen IV by VerticalDubaiSplash! by VerticalDubai
Spotlight artist I :iconsomebody--else:Somebody--else has some beautiful artwork in her gallery , I highly recommend you all to check it out. Here is some of her work L i t t l e by Somebody--elseLoneliness by Somebody--else
Photography feature VIDo you want your photography to be featured in my next feature? Check out http://forum.deviantart.com/premium/thumbshare/1718247/ or just note me your work. Sankt-petersburg by Ahtohinembryo of a species by funkichknGlitzy Bitzy by carolinesphotosThe Grind by Falcon91221st Century by DPasschierFrozen Waterfall 4 by robertllynchPhoto 103 - Scilla sibirica Haw by Kate-Kotyanew tutu... by FioReLLoturning into dust. by Senju-HiMeParis Eiffel Tower In The Glow by xMEGALOPOLISxBlack Swan by 0palineThe Cutest by MarinaCoricEdge Of The World by oO-Rein-Oo...abbaye de senanque II... by roblfc1892Space Trip... by goRillA-iNK
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
Jurassic PokemonShare|ArchiveJurassic PokemonBy techgnoticRealistic Pokemon Season 1 by arvalisarvalis aka RJ Palmer is a long time deviant who has created his own unique niche at DeviantArt.He was first known as the artist who drew incredibly realistic dinosaurs. Somehow his depictions of dinosaurs began morphing into Pokemon characters. He is now renowned as dA’s master of realistic Pokemon illustrations. His has been quite a success story through art. His rise has been quite a success story on how to build a following in the community. RJ has wonderful tutorial drawing sessions on his Dev
The Hunger Games: Accidental Statement of Protest?Share|ArchiveThe Hunger Games: An Accidental Statement of Protest?By techgnoticCatching fire by Kris-KamikakushiIn Bangkok, Thailand, students are being arrested for raising their hands in the air to flash Katniss’ three–finger “freedom” salute.That’s right, the Katniss who’s the fictional heroine of the popular dystopian sci–fi “Hunger Games” movie series. The world has changed over the last few decades in a very big way, but some are apparently unaware of it or undisturbed by the stunning ramifications.Advanced sur
The Little MermaidShare|ArchiveThe Little MermaidBy spottedSomeday by alicexzForeword by techgnoticElisa (aka spotted) steps out from behind the scenes as one of our intrepid Today Page senior editors to contribute her appreciation of “The Little Mermaid.” We hope it will be the first of many contributions to come, another hidden talent having been revealed by this longtime DeviantArt special projects manager.It was 25 years ago that a redheaded mermaid made a splash in theaters ushering in a new era for the identity of the Disney princess.
Star Wars: A New HopeShare|ArchiveStar Wars: A New HopeBy techgnoticThe Empire Bargains by dvsdesignerWho’s the most important person now in the Star Wars franchise? JJ Abrams? Think again!It begins in mere weeks from now: The countdown to the first of the next Star Wars sequels, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, the first of a new trilogy for a new generation. The first 1 minute trailer, a mostly wordless montage of series’ heroes, will debut attached to Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 or on Disney-owned ABC Television. American culture stirs in its sleep. Georg
10 Tips to Improve your Digital ArtA while ago I posted some tips on how to improve your art. While that article was rather general, this one is an addition to it, focusing on digital drawing and painting – so make sure to read both.It's made for beginners, so it's just really basic stuff. I hope it's helpful!:iconCutebow1plz::iconCutebow2plz::iconCutebow1plz:1. Get a tabletOf course there are artists who create beautiful pictures with a mouse, but trust me, drawing with a graphics tablet is more natural and a lot easier once you're used to it.Tablets have one big advantage over mouses: Pen pressure. Depending on how hard you press the line gets thicker and darker or thinner and lighter, similar to a real pen on real paper. I'd recommend getting a small, cheap Wacom tablet to start out. Also make sure your tablet always has the newest drivers installed! You can download them on the Wacom website.More information about tablets
Collection: GlassesShare|ArchiveGlassesIt would seem counter-intuitive that a person wearing glasses—i.e., a person in need of a device to properly identify and understand incoming visual perceptual information—would be assumed to be more rather than less intellectually gifted. And yet that’s the transformative power of donning a pair of glasses, the thicker-lensed and clunkier the better.Tim Burton - One Man Showby RodneyPike
Abstract ArtShare|ArchiveAbstract ArtBy techgnoticEmotions Abstract by zampedroniThe earliest known artworks of humans, found on cave walls dating back about 40,000 years, tell stories.Usually the stories are of amazing hunts for enormous wooly mammoths and other food sources. Others suppose they were plans for hunts, no different from a coach’s football plays.Today we are learning of abstract artworks on the cave walls, seemingly deliberately hidden, and much farther back, painted by medicine men huffing hallucinogenic herbs. The purpose for these totemic abstracts is unclear. While native art worldwide retained its
Collection: Blue HarvestShare|ArchiveBlue HarvestThe Harvest time of year represents the last heroic exertion of labor to gather in for storage the bounty of crops to sustain life through the approaching Autumn and Winter. The health and relative comfort of an entire village or settlement, or a single remote homestead, through the cold and barren months, depends on a successful harvest. A blighted harvest means fear and prayers that the winter will be mild and of short duration, that the limited food might provide enough sustenance. In modern society, the Harvest has come to represent receiving just and due reward for any endeavor one has worked long and hard to make a success. But this gallery of
Shutter-Shooter Photography Feature - IHi, Welcome to Shutter-Shooter Photography Feature - I. Today's featured photography category is Animals, plants and nature . There is everything here from animals to beautiful landscapes and much more, so check 'em out! Overberg Dawn by hougaard Summer's Ending by Mogrianne :thumb260937166: watercolours. by simoendli morning landscape 34 by wienwal Double L by xavierrey :thumb260936942: Saga Of the Sunset by Waittiz Plane landing in Bejrut by JT-Ph We are one... by Samantha-meglioli peacock by deoroller Lacerta agilis by ScorpiaRoslin beauty 2 by RAC5DRAGON Lost world by tomaskaspar Eclipse Time Lapse -tips incl. by JacquelineBarkla Sandbar by photosinmysoup Meep Meep by Jack-13 Breakfast 3 by RBrownKreationz Around the bend by gigi50 Sun set river by Illyria1217 Frog by Gilles10 Dino Fishy by AmbientExposures Rock Topped Trees by Gilles10 Confidence Flying by IslandTigre Moon V2.0 without Eclipse by newthunder 26 by Arle8920 Victoria Falls by WelshLou fog XD by XBlackheart103X sunset 1..10..11 by stevepoxon Dispholidus typus by twilightkeeper underdog. by abiparmenter :thumb261285610: