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Winners Feature (Updated!)As promised, here is the feature for the winners of GreatCrafts Spring Contest.
First Place Winner
Here's more from that gallery:
Second Place Winner
Here's mora from that gallery:
Most Creative Craft
Here's more from that gallery:
Great work! Congrats on winning the contest!
Happy Birthday May!Today is MayEbony's Birthday! If you watch May you know she dedicates a picture and features others' birthday's every month. So I wanted to return the kindness by featuring her!
Happy Birthday dear May, Happy Birthday to you!!
Here's your gift from me
It's already on it's way to Australia!
Culinary Arts FeatureHere are some recent editions to the Culinary Arts Gallery. Yum!
Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes by TantalizedBaker
Watcher Feature!I wanted to thank my Watchers by featuring some of their work! I always feel honored when someone decides to add me to their list. It's great to be part of such an inspiring community!
Blog Soup #8For those of you new to the group, 'Blog Soup' is just a term I use for all the little bits of news and quick tips I want to share with you all! Here we go...
I found out about this charity project a little late, but you can still participate. First watch this short video:
So, Allison from CRAFTYisCOOL teamed up with Clara from 6060eyes to create an amigurumi of the toy bear from the film. The bears are being made and sent to orphans in Russia through the charity To Russia with Love. To find out more about this project and the free pattern for the bear check out this post from Allison's blog. If you make a bear, snap a photo and add it to our
Super Mario Bros.- Winners Feature!The judges for this contest were:
:iconginger-politicat: :iconicedeb: :iconbrookette:
Goes to s0nicfreak with "Piranha Plant"
25 points from the contest prize pool
Crochet Yoshi Amigurumi Pattern from rdekroon
Pattern from NothingToLaughing's Ravelry Shop</a
Goes to shadow-bahar with "Super Mario Bros..."
50 points from the contest prize pool
Crochet Yoshi Amigurumi Pattern from rdekroon
Elephant!Our next Contest is "Elephant"
This month we are inspired by the Elephant Pattern from AllAboutAmi.com. Use the pattern to create your own elephant amigurumi and customize it any way you like for the contest. Make sure to link the pattern in your description.
Stephanie Lau's blog AllAboutAmi.com is a great resource. She's got lots of free patterns and great ideas, so if you have time, look through it and get to know Stephanie!
Here is the link to the Elephant Pattern
Remember to link any published pattern in your description!
Fairy Tales- Winners Feature!First Place Winner chosen by Brookette:
"Belle Amigurumi" by DarkWater9
"This doll is really sweet! I love the the details and the shaping of the skirt."
- Feature by the group (in this journal)
- 400 points from Moonbeam13
Thanks to everyone that entered the contest!
Feature for DarkWater9
Find out about the next contest at Amigurumi-Challenge!
July ContestCan you donate a PRIZE
for the contest?
Let us know in the comments!
Things With Wings
For this contest we are looking for anything with wings! Natural, mechanical, actual or fantasy, any way wings inspire your creativity, you can enter it for this contest. Don't forget it's helpful to explain your inspiration in your description and it's ok to use a pattern as long as you give the appropriate credits in your description.
Milk for The UglyWatch depthRADIUS
By akreon & vesner
Imagine that you are a young social worker, dedicated to finding out the hidden and forgotten old souls who haunt the cold, mean streets of the city. You seek to report on their living conditions, possibly recommending they be removed from their roach-infested “homes.”
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deviantART Customisation FAQYour deviantART Identity
FAQ01 - How do I change my username?
FAQ02 - How do I change my username symbol?
FAQ03 - How do I change my avatar?
FAQ04 - How do I change my profile information?
FAQ05 - How do I change my signature?
FAQ06 - How do I add widgets?
FAQ07 - How do I remove widgets?
FAQ08 - How do I change the order of my widgets?
FAQ09 - How do I edit widgets?
FAQ10 - How do I add a custom background?
FAQ11 - How do I repeat my custom background?
Basic CSS Style GuideIntroduction
CSS is a style language used to define the style and formatting of web pages. It is used in conjunction with HTML.
If we think of HTML as the building blocks of the web then, essentially, CSS is the painter and decorator. Very simply, HTML defines the structure of the page and CSS defines the style.
What I'll be helping you with here is getting to grips with the basics of CSS. I'll be explaining how use CSS as well as providing a number of examples that you can use to style your own web pages and journals. All you need to do is copy/paste the code and replace the sample text with your own content. Along with the quick reference I've also written a brief glossary of terms and provided a list of useful links in case you wish to do some further reading.
A point of note is that while the information and examples I've given here apply to CSS use anywhere on the web, this guide itself is geared towards the use of CSS on deviantART. As such, and given that this h
No more excuses, it's time to improve your art!You’re probably well acquainted with the old proverb “practice makes perfect.” And while I don’t fully believe that perfection is attainable, because the very notion of perfection is somewhat subjective, getting better at anything requires both time and effort. I’m going be very blunt here; if you want to improve your artistic skill you need to actually practice.
My heart goes out to everyone here who is struggling to improve so don’t feel that I’m purposely singling you out here. However throughout my time on dA (and in real life) I’ve met artists begging for advice on how to quickly improve and sadly when I tell them to begin practicing the excuse is always ‘well, I don’t really have the time for that.’
And I ain’t got time for yo attitude.
You do have the time
Inb4 “you don’t know my life!!!1one1!!” Listen here young padawo
Manip AcademyIntroducing a new project!
Manip Academy (thanks, cristii, for inspiration for the name) is a new photomanipulation project inspired by projecteducate. We all love to learn, and we learn best from one another. Here's our chance to share what we know.
Manip Academy is an education initiative designed to spread the knowledge and the love. It is a collaboration between CRPhotomanipulation and we-HEART-photomanip. We will share tips and tricks for photomanipulation success. It is difficult to write tutorials, but anyone can write a simple tip or describe how they achieved a specific effect.
This project will feature two weekly articles written by the community every week, on Mondays and Thursdays. This will be an ongoing project within our community, and we hope that many people will take advantage of the chance to sign up to submit one blog or even just a few sentences to help the community.
How you can help
Everyone is en
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
Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 78A2Matos's
Spotlight Vol. 78
Animals, Plants and Nature
Follow the Light
Eyes Over Yosemite
Keep an eye on
JULY Challenge WATER vote and win points:icontransparentplz:
All works here http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/29360832
This is the new way to find our winner of our monthly challenge: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED on this theme!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins 130 points;
the second place wins 80, the 3rd place wins 50 and the 4th wins
Novel Expression Cover ContestWe are excited to be officially launching Novel Expression and as part of our Grand Opening festivities,we thought we’d see what the deviantART community can do with our images!
While our current collections are geared toward romance, your deviations don’t have to be romance covers. They can be romance, paranormal, suspense, mystery, or any other genre that inspires you. Just to help spur your creativity,
click here for a few examples.
We do ask you include text for a title (feel free to use Book Title or something generic) and an author name (Jane/John Doe is fine) in your design.
Prizes include(some to be added!):
1 yr membership
3 exclusive stock packs from CelticStrm-
Night Challenge EntriesHere are the entries for Knitting-and-Crochet's October Challenge. Our theme this month was "Night." Thanks to all our participants! Great work everyone!
SolaceShe never slept well in the dark,
not without the children of the sun and moon
to guide her weary lids home.
Guided by the aftermath, she was always two steps behind.
What did the world look like to the girl who had been through it all?
Braved the heaviest of storms,
yet skipping over cracks in the pavement.
They said her eyes were the wisps of clouds before the storm.
To him they were reflections of pages overlooked.
She said it was like she lived the life of someone she had never met.
Laid out to dry, yesterdays news.
He knew her as the girl who was built to never collapse.
He wished he was too.
He loved her more than words could say, and yet her pain was such,
that at times, he feared she wouldn’t make it.
But on nights like these, even when it threatened to consume her,
he became convinced that somehow she would.
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