2016 FeatureHi guys. I disappeared for quite a while there and missed too many monthly feature journals to feasibly catch up. Therefore, I will be doing one mini-feature for 2016 of just my favourite pieces that I've seen from this year, and (hopefully) picking up the full sized monthly feature again at the end of January. Enjoy ♥________________________________________ Empire yellow cold shoulder maxi dress by amadiz
FAQGeneralQ: Can I use your picture(s) for xyz?A: You may use my pictures for personal and for non commercial purposes online if and only if you give me full credit as the owner and creator of the picture and link back to the original image. You must also let me know. YOU MAY NOT USE THEM FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSESPlease contact me regarding use offline in school projects and the like. Q: But on your picture it says 'Unauthorized use, redistributing, reproduction, or any other breach of copyright is not tolerated. ' A: Ah, caught that did you? Consider this authorization to use them to the terms specified in the last question.Doll RelatedQ: Where can I buy a doll like yours?A: Ball jointed dolls gener
Wow, long time no me?Sorry bout that. Got a new computer, it refused to accept Chrome for a longass while and since Chrome is my designated dolly dA browser I just wasn't using it orz.But it finally came thruuu so here I am back again uh huh uh huh alright alrightHi
Doll TumblrHi guys! Long time no talk. I've been on hiatus from here I suppose. I'm not sure yet if I'll be back properly or not yet.Anyway, this journal is to refute something that I've previously said: that I'd no longer be updating my doll tumblr. Frankly, I prefer dA as a photo/art sharing site for various reasons, and editing photos for tumblr just was too much work. However, I still have photos that I like but are not going to end up here because they're too similar to existing photos/weren't good enough/what have you. I'd still like to put those somewhere.So for that reason, I'm going to continue using my doll tumblr, but it will be for unedited offshoots. All I'll be doing is slapping sigs and watermarks on them. If you are interested, please check out my doll tumblr at http://sleepingmoondolls.tumblr.comNote: Any photos you find there from or prior to 2015 have been edited. Any after will not be.
Hello Hip Doll OwnersIt is I, a fellow hip doll owner. Jazzy! Don't worry about me hanging around you crazy kids fellow owners. I am a totally current doll owner too, so there is nothing suspicious about it at all. Isn't it great to own dolls?
HulloooI'm alive againSorryNot sure how long for, hopefully back properly but I can't say Also I am no longer using my doll tumblr. Everything either comes here or goes nowhere.
December FeatureSorry it's so lateFirst, here is a feature of some dolly-based creativity from December. Now, on to the next feature: My favourite pieces of DecemberFirst off, I will feature those that are so sadly underfaved, that are so beautiful and deserve much more love! Not even fifty faves for these gems? I think they deserve so much more than that.
November FeatureSorry for this late late late feature guysFirst, here is a feature of some deviant-made dollys from November. Next, here is a feature of some other doll-based creativity ♥ [Star!]Now, on to the next feature: My favourite pieces of November [Heart]First off, I will feature those that are so sadly underfaved, that are so beautiful and deserve much more love!
October FeatureOnce again I'm terribly late it seems. Hopefully once finals are over I can catch up but...well, holiday time has never been good for spare time haha. In the meantime, I'll make a --really small-- feature here for October.Since October is (long) at its end, a feature My favourite pieces of OctoberFirst off, I will feature those that are so sadly underfaved, that are so beautiful and deserve much more love! Not even fifty faves for these gems? I think they deserve so much more than that. Go give them some extra love! Now, a short break for some non dolly goodness![Star!][Star!]And here are some more o
Vector traced anime It has been a pet-peeve of mine for a very long while now, and as much as I've tried ignoring the problem but it doesn't seem to be getting any better, and frankly I am very confused about dA's rules concerning the matter. As far as I can see the rules seem to be in contradiction with other rules of DeviantArt.I am talking about Vector tracing.I had written a journal entry regarding this matter some time ago and there was some confusion as to what I was really getting at.I am sick and tired of searching the Deviant Art archives for certain anime titles only to receive literally hundreds of Vector drawings that are nothing more than traces of either official art, screenshots or magazine scans. I am not referring to Vector tracings of photographs, or things sketched by hand first, or collaborations where one person drew the image and another person vectorized it. I am referring specifically to vector traces of anime scree
ATTENTION: You do not have to pay for critiques!I'd love critiques, but I can't get them because I'm not a Premium Member. Why would dA take that away from us?I can't count how many times I have seen people say this. I'm not even totally confident it's a question borne of genuine confusion. Some part of me wonders if this is something people say when they don't want critique, but for whatever reason, don't want to own up to that.DA HAS NOT TAKEN AWAY YOUR ABILITY TO GIVE AND RECEIVE CRITIQUEDA HAS NOT TAKEN AWAY YOUR ABILITY TO GIVE AND RECEIVE CRITIQUEDA HAS NOT TAKEN AWAY YOUR ABILITY TO GIVE AND RECEIVE CRITIQUEDA HAS NOT TAKEN AWAY YOUR ABILITY TO GIVE AND RECEIVE CRITIQUE"Critique" is not a unique site feature dreamed up by deviantART. It is a tradition spanning thousands of years, in all pursuits.Before dA launched the 'official' Critique feature, critique was given in the comment entry field.Nothing about the Critique feature takes away from the ability to put critiques in the
Colourful Cats and Delightful DogsI was cleaning up my favourites folder recently and was pleasantly surprised as to how many pictures of cats and dogs I have collected over the past few months. So I thought I'd put a news article together with some of them so I can share the cuteness with you all.These are mainly photos, however there is some tradtitional art mixed in. Some of these have been popular, some have not; but all have been uploaded to deviantArt with love and affection of the animals we call friends.These artists have NOT asked to be featured, so please help by commenting, faving or watching to make this a pleasant surprise for them! If you are one of the artists featured here, please the article to help yourself get seen. (If you don't know how to fav the article, here's a tutorial (Thank you Loriele for uploading this quick guide!) http://loriele.deviantart.com/art/A-Quick-Guide-to-Features-164875305 ) :thumb
He Took a Polaroid Every Day Until the Day He DiedHonestly this is one of the most amazing things that I think I have ever seen, and he even captured his own death essentially. Make sure you read the commentary, especially down below after the images, which gives the reader a LOT of insight into things. Without question, one of the most dramatic photographic things I believe I have ever seen.[http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs//archives/15131]
Art You Can EatI was browsing around when I came to the Culinary Arts section. I was amazed at what I saw. Some of these things look too precious to take a bite out of.Enjoy. Wedding Cake 03-14-2008 by stringy-cow Autumn Fall Wedding Cake 2002 by ALICE-on-ACID Undead Noms by Snippersaurus Sorting Hat Cake by dalamar33 Alice in Wonderland Cake by Kahlan4 Atlantis Cake veiw 2 by The-EvIl-Plankton Sweet Little Turtle by Claw-Ravenscroft Chocolate Flower Cake by xXx--Kawaii--xXx :thumb151016276: Playing With Chocolate by Nymphaelle :thumb57034655: Dawn and Andrew's Cake by h0p31355 :thumb150753246: :thumb151809417: :thumb92272103: :thumb151447640: Flower Silloette cake by The-EvIl-Plankton Haro Cake by Kralle-K :thumb157147383: Porcelin Paste Centrepiece by raynich2 pink present cake by pinkshoegirl Christmas Yule Cake 07 - Klimt by ALICE-on-ACID Kisuke Cake by Mieko-Kaida Hibiscus by BluestOfBirds Humming bird and Orchid cake by The-EvIl-Plankton venetian mask cake by Dark-Arts-And-Crafts Wedding Cake by xXx--Kawaii--xXx pillow cake by cakelover88 ice age-cake2 by azsammaiski Poop Birthday Cake by ShinseiTenshi Santa Hat Cake by Heidilu22 Southern Belle by Er-ca sugar flowers n chocolate pots by Dragonsanddaffodils Pink Wedding by Heidilu22 Two Peas by Heidilu22 :thu
Long Exposure TutorialThis tutorial is for everyone who loves the magic of night photography, surreal effects, use of lights, and long exposures even at daylight! Or just for everyone who wants to try this section of photography. I used some of my own pictures as examples for the topics I am talking about. Every picture has the EXIF/camera data, so you can see how I took this photo!Photography at nightThe easiest way and also the cheapest to get long exposures is to take photos at night. The whole photography is a triangle: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_fxbalKKB9mw/ScJbsMEPLLI/AAAAAAAAAlo/fV7m4syiOvw/s320/Exposure+Triangle.gif To get the right exposure, shutter speed, aperture and ISO are the main parts. If you have less light, open the aperture and ISO and shutter speed are constant. If you use a higher ISO you can keep your shutter speed and your aperture, and if you use a slower shutter speed (longer exposures) you can keep the ISO and the aperture! And this is what we need for night photography!I
Resources CollectionWell, finally a topic that doesn't need much explanations (my english is probably not the best you've ever read, so better for you )They are divided into different categories, so to be easier to choose the ones you like.I'll probably put in some of my resources too, but i hove you'll find them worthy ^^General Gift-Givers[masterjinn | Sanami276 | bombay101 | NotFadeAway | egg9700 | 1lovesdevine | Pfefferminzchen |paleseptembre | veredgf | crazykira-resources | ewanism | IHEA | Sarah-Dipity | ffyunie]BRUSHES:» Cutie / Scribbles / Hand Made» Grunge / Dirt / Scratch» LinesPhone Lines by crazykira-resourcesConstruction Line Brushes by dungeonesqueDiagonal lines by Sanami276:thumb59653548:» Masksegg-photo by egg9700latexBIG GRUNGEboxes by NotFadeAwayPS7 brushes grunge boxes by RebeccaCallaway» Nature / Flo
Project Educate: Tricks of the Trade for ApophysisApophysis: Tricks of the TradeApophysis is a freestanding and freeware flame fractal generator originally created by Mark Townsend. According to Damien M. Jones and L. Kerry Mitchell in The Fractal Art Manifesto http://www.fractalus.com/info/manifesto.htm "Generating fractals can be an artistic endeavor, a mathematical pursuit, or just a soothing diversion." Whatever your reasons for wanting to create fractal art, using Apophysis will get you started. It may look intimidating when you first open it, but once you jump in and start using Apophysis, you will find that you can create beautiful fractal art almost right way.Here are a few tips and tricks we have compiled to help every fractal artist from beginner to advanced users. A very big thank you to everyone who contributed to this article. After each one you will find the name and/or link to the source of the information.Beginner Tips~ You should begin your downloa
Customize Your DesktopYour Boring DesktopWe , computer users (I mean art lovers) , spend all day in front of our monitors . We use several programs like internet browsers , media players , text editors . . . These programs are written for being able to make something noticable , but mostly they don't have anything noticable except the work they do . Our desktop is full of boring single-toned bars , columns and buttons which have nothing to do with aesthetics .This is where customization starts . In my opinion , it's not easy . Because there are lots of different categories under customization like theming (the hardest part I think) , icons , wallpapers , application skinning (this is hard too , because every application has it's own skinning structure) . To add more aesthetics to your computer's visual appearance , you have to build a theme in your head and select it's building stones . But don't be worried , you don't have to build that "building stones" yourself , there are lots of arti
Catch-up FeatureHi friends,I was on hiatus there for a while so I got very behind on my feature journals again. Therefore, I'll put up another minifeature of pics that I missed.(Also, I may not put up feature journals monthly anymore, but rather as I collect enough pics to make a good sized feature.)Anyway, without further ado: