Connect Globally...Groove LocallyThe Global CommunityConnect Globally...Groove Locally by lolly
It most likely does not need to be said, but deviantART is a global art community. Inclusive of people from all geographic locations that this complex series of tubes known as the Internet can reach and filled with people from all walks of life from those locations. deviantART is populated by artistic styles that span the map from the traditional painter to the manga artist, poet, graphic designer and beyond.
So now that we have spread this far as an all inclusive virtual artist community, what is the next step?
With a geolocation software available for a small fee, it is not too difficult to locate the general region where someone is living based off of their IP address. Your IP address is transmitted by your computer every time you access anything on the Internet from your computer. Its very similar to telephone area codes and country codes. When you know a phone number you could probably run a google search and figure out
How Much?? Part 1First up, welcome! This is my first news article and I hope you all enjoy it and find it useful!How Much?? Part 1 by Techytez
So, on the software list I have (for those who cant be bothered to read Ive put the grade next to each one):
PhotoPlus 6.03 7/10
GIMP 2 for windows 9/10
ImageForge3 (free) 5/10
Photo Toolkit (trial) 8/10 (read)
Photo Filtre 8/10
Ultimate Paint (free) 6/10
PhotoPlus is generally software you have to pay for, however Serif provide previous versions of the program for free as an incentive to buy the new ones. The installation was quick and easy, the only downer was that you have to give your e-mail to get a registration code, if you can see past that, then good
When opening the program you are given the choice to:
Open saved work
Create a new picture
[Bullet; Red]Create a new animation
[Bullet; Red]Import from TWAIN (scan)
$5000 contest seeks talent...Los Angeles (October 16th, 2006) AOS Productions announced today the official launch of the Short Project, an experimental film production in which each of eight separate stages of the project will be created entirely via online competitions.$5000 contest seeks talent... by GregSullivan
I created the Short Project after seeing all the excellent art being created in the various online communities for one off contests, said Greg Sullivan, Executive Producer for the project. All this amazing work was being created with the only real reward being the creation of footage for ones reel. As a result, Sullivan came up with the idea to use a series of contests with the ultimate goal of creating an entire animated short film.
Once the production is completed, the finished animated short will be entered into festivals where the participants and their work will be featured.
Participants in the Short Project whose entries are chosen for the final piece will receive prominent end credits and will also be featured
How to begin creating ART?ZOMG how did you do that? I wanna do that too!! says you when you see a masterpiece here on dA, or anywhere else, and dont know where to start.How to begin creating ART? by Bleeding-Dragon
The purpose of this huge collection of tutorials is to give you a starting point.
That said these are other peoples methods, you have to find your own style, so be open-minded!
Becuase of the wide range, some of the tutorials arent from deviantART, Ill mark this with a (o) .
Since Nicephore Niepce made the first photography in 1826 (or 1827 by other resources), the art and method of taking pictures changed dramatically.
Guide to Giving Good Critiques by ThePhotoCritic - as the title suggests, it focuses mainly on the post-process: giving opinion, but contains such terms and techniques (Rule of Thirds, Color Terms, Lighting Terms, etc.), it worth a read.