(CLOSED) 400 Points Giveaway!
I was about to hold a little Art Print Raffle with 20 points donation entry ticket to try collect 800 points that I'm lacking to extend my Core Membership for 3 months and give one of my Prints to the winner, but in the last moment I found out this is not allowed by dA ( FAQ 894). Bummer.
So I decided, screw the Core Membership, at least for now (my dA "experience" has been disappointing in the last months anyway), I'll give away the 400 points I have and try to promote my art a bit.
WHO CAN ENTER THE GIVEAWAY?
My dA Watchers only. More precisely, anyone who has added me to their Watch by Nov 13th 2015 (want to avoid getting fake Watchers as a result of this Giveaway).
HOW TO ENTER?
Most of you are on at least one of the following Social Media sites, so just pick one, do what's required, and then leave me a comment with a link to it. Your comment is your entry and it will be assigned a number.
Facebook: share my<
Weekly Features! (100+)
The Boogeyman by tilliekeNesting Thoughts by Zindy
John Watson in the Museum Guard's Bedroom by tilliekeListen by caldwellartWinds of a New Era by Karelys-Luna
I'm free as a bird now by Liancary-artRowena by euclaseNature's melody by EmberRoseArt
Fire dress by ElenaDudinaHalloween Graveyard by jerry8448Sam Winchester by euclase
Twig by UtlahPeter Capaldi by markstewartMimi by Utlah
Henry Cavill by EmilyHitchcockSorrow by CandraMuay Thai by LinzArcher
Aidan Turner 02 by IlojleenBenedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet by NamecchanCate Blanchett by ekota21
Gothic beauty by SandraHultsvedEddie Stark - Game of Thrones by Lewis3222Mads Mikkelsen by SilentKW
Nicole Kidman by arcitenensAnthony Hopkins 110x75 cm 3 by arcitenensPortrait of Daniel Craig by arcitenens
Tiger painting by gimgamsSherlock by caldwellartWinter Soldier by jasric
Weeky Features! + Reference Contest II + UpdatesReference Contest II
JoannaMoory is holding a Reference Contest II!
Art category: traditional art
Contest Theme: a traditional artwork (drawing or a painting) using at least 2 of her photos as a reference
Deadline: December 1st, 2015.
There will be three winners + a voters' choice, so overall 4 winners.
>>> Contest RULES, prize list, and other relevant contest info <<<
Mad Max by Namecchan Good Morning! - Gandalf and Bilbo by DonatoArts
Flying grace by JennyMoedKorpela Fragile by Patrick-Kramer Legend of the Cryptids - Anneli adv. by anotherwanderer
How long have you been on DeviantArt?
What does your username mean?
It has multiple potential meanings, darker ones, but nothing I can properly put into words, nor really want to. The inspiration for the "Wicked" part of my username came from the Weasley twins (HP) - something they're known to say occasionally, and "Illusion" followed. I've seen some people using it as username/title over the web, so always better confirm it with me if you think you found me on some website (for example, I'm not on Twitter). Actually, I named one of my old works "Wicked Illusion", so I've had this word combination in my head since 2008, but only started to use it as username on various websites a few years later.
Describe yourself in three words.
This is torture.
Are you left or right handed?
What was your first deviation?
submitted on January 29, 2007, BUT
Weekly Features!(hidden links menu -> pass over black triangle)
Shattered by ArkartiThor speed painting by Namecchan
Paul by ElenaSaiGlory plus youtube timelapse video by mangakasanBrienne of Tarth by DavidDeb
Jon Snow (drawing) by QuelchiiBlack Widow by NamecchanCab by naturalshocks
Mockingjay by naturalshocksLady Vampire - Suck Your Blood by A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-OBruce Banner by Namecchan
Pencil portrait of a young girl by LateStarter63Desire by FaeryWingGirl With The Red Cape ACEO by Zindy
Episode III by CantonHeroineBlue Beauty Butterfly by A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-OMad Max - The Fool by Namecchan
Daenerys by FabianoArtsThe conspiracy of silence 5 by AnwaraiddDaenerys by FabianoArts
Perfect Blue by mangakasan Nightingale by Joanna-Vu
Toothless by naturalshocksAurora drawing by Quelchii
Wolf by gimgams Bare (Pencil Drawing) by JonoDry
Weekly Features! + UpdatesIt seems that my Weekly Features! have turned into monthly features, if I look at the past few months... I posted only a total of 4 journals this year!
Anyway, art and life updates! Started working last Monday, very late for summer job, was surprised they even called since I sent my application like couple of months later than most other people (end of June haha) and I heard there were many more applicants this year, but I found out later I must have gotten it because one of the last year's colleagues quit for another job. So, yay, I'll be able to afford new, much better zoom lens and some other stuff after all because currently I'm pretty much broke and I don't have luck with selling original drawings and the prints and merch. sales gets me only pocket change. As for art, I am drawing! But, it's going reeeeeeeally slowly, drawing bits and pieces every couple of days. I hope to have this ACEO WIP done by the end of July, but no promises. I'm occasionally posting dra
Weekly Features! + WIPsI'm not making a strawberry cake for my birthday this year (June 21st) but a delicious coconut one, so I picked this sweet Strawberry Journal Skin at least.
Unfortunately, I don't think I'll have a new drawing anytime soon because my thesis should have been finished weeks ago (starting to panic a little...), especially if I, hopefully, start working in July (technically, still haven't even got a job), so here's 2 of my newest WIPs to see at least what you can expect next:
GoT ACEO WIP
Figure Series IV WIP
...and then all the rest of WIPs I've been successfully ignoring all this time (some for as long as 3 freaking years), unless inspiration and motivations force me to start yet another new WIP.
Weekly Features!The features are a few scrolls down. : )
Hi, here's another huge Weekly Features! Since I no longer make them every week now due to number of reasons, maybe I should rename them? Into what? But that could result with much less people checking them out and featured artworks getting less attention/feedback. I've used this name for this type of my features for years, people recognize it, especially those who regularly follow them, and it helps them pick this Journal out of the sea of other Journals they may not be interested in.
As some of you may have noticed, I haven't been making Watchers Features! for months now. The last few I did, there simply wasn't enough interest, too few watchers sent their artwork thumbnails to be featured. If I ever miraculously start getting similar or greater amounts of all sorts of feedback like couple of years ago again and general activity on my page increases, which would mean there's probably enough act
Weekly Features! (180+)Long time, no features, so here's a huuuge one to make it up to those who regularly check them out.
In the shadow of the erebor by AYURI-327Ned the Pie Maker by Namecchan
Face by gimgamsCaptain America by NamecchanWet X by Paul-Shanghai
Binary by Redfox999Angelina Jolie by Tinchi147:thumb521187719:
Amanda Seyfried by ekota21white flower by dmkozickaAvengers - Loki (2015) by scotty309
Loki by Inna-VjuzhaninaIron Man (drawing) by QuelchiiKing of the Woodland Realm by naturalshocks
Vikings (2015) by scotty309Happy Birthday Mr. Rickman by SilentKWAVENGERS - BLACK WIDOW and HAWKEYE (2015) by scotty309
Lamentation Preliminary by Michael-C-HayesMariah Carey Minimal Portrait by IleanaHunterA storm is coming... by Brumae-Art
Until I Say by Ryan-Alexander-LeeWicked Witch Of The West by youngmoonsLoki by Quelchii
Meryl Streep Minimal Portrait by IleanaHunterSmuggler by anotherwandererShoe! by Mahbopoli
'It's showtime, folks!' by imorawetzViggo Mortensen by ekota21I HATE drawing by Ceresta
Loc Ppj V22 Fin Logo by totorrlVinny by SilentKWLovebirds by AmBr0
Winter Scene by GrimDreamArt'Flores' Graphite Drawing by pesterhugoDwarf Kili ~ Hobbit by AStoKo
Loki (oil) by QuelchiiTyrion Lannister by MahbopoliLucius Malfoy ~ Deatheater ~ Harry Potter sw by AStoKo
Serenity by pamslaatsTrial by naturalshocksSnape by SilentKW
Linum Usitatissimum by pamslaatsPencil drawing. Giraffe by RustamovaLegolas by Libfly
The World's Major Cities... Destroyed
What would the world's cities look like after the apocalypse? Belgian digital artist Jonas De Ro paints his vision of the end of the world.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New York City, New York, United States
Hong Kong, China
Taipei Ruins by JonasDeRo
View Jonas De Ro's Full Gallery
A Guide To Good-Looking Fire Breathers
Our Top 5 On-Screen Dragons: A Guide to
The dragon is a staple of so many fantasy stories that it can be difficult to keep up with them all.
Dragons in different universes abide by different rules; some are friendly, some are clever, some are pure evil, and some are trainable. What all dragons have in common is that in the realm of TV and movies, they need to look good to properly play their part in the story. There are hundreds of dragons that have shown up on
Pokemon is Forever
Foreword by techgnotic
Kay (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.
An 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
Secrets of Superman's Underwear
ACTION COMICS No.40 coloredby JoeJusko
CustomBox+Journal Tips n Tricks-Updated 25-Sep-14More updates comings soon!!
You may put all your queries here in this blog comments.
Tips & tricks
1. How to align your elements in custombox or journal?
Use the following code:
You can change the alignment to left, right, center & justify by simply replacing the words as shown below
2. How do you change the font-size in a custombox?
Use the following code:
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3. How to change your font in a Custombox/Journal?
Use the following tag to change your font in your custombox.
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Georgia ----- The quick brown fox
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
PE: Profile Presentation: Tips and TricksProfile Presentation: Tips and Tricks
Your profile page can say quite a bit about what kind of person you are, and having a well-designed profile page will help ensure that your visitors leave with a good impression of you and your work. And if you do a remarkably fabulous job at designing your profile, people will not only be impressed, but they will also keep coming back to take another look. In this article, I will go over some useful tips and tricks for making your profile look professional but also personalized!
This article is mostly directed towards Premium Members, but non-Premium members can still use some of these concepts to personalize their page.
In addition, for those who are new to profile decoration, I highly suggest reading my Decorating Your Profile tutorial first, as it goes over important basics of profile decoration.
Basic Design Concepts
Before we get started,
So you want to do commissions?A basic guide to setting up commissions
When it comes to commissioning, there is so much that needs to be decided, arranged and thought of that it can all appear a bit daunting at first.
However: when following a couple of basic guidelines, setting up commissions really is not as hard as you think!
If you find the article informative, please it.
First things first
So you have decided you want to start doing commissions. That's great!
The first thing to do is to determine what you want to offer.
Do you want to offer drawings, or designs?
Will you be coding journal-skins for people, or will you be pixeling?
Take a look through your gallery and try to determine what you do best and what you like to do the most.
Because that will most likely be what you'll be offering.
Stick to what you're good at.
Don't promise what you can't deliver when someone is paying you for it.
Now that you've mo
About writingIn honor of NaNoWriMo I wanted to do at least one journal about writing this month, even though I'm no expert.
Writing is everywhere
I feel like writing is one of the most unseen and perhaps even most under appreciated forms of art these days. Writing is virtually everywhere, yet it's very much overlooked. People tend to think about writing as just the stuff you read in books, but what about blogs and journals? What about your favorite game, movie, show, or anime? What about your favorite comic? Would you even like your favorite character that much if it didn't come with that backstory that made you feel so much for it?
Yes, that's writing. All of it.
As for my own experience; I've always been fascinated by storytelling. I could watch and read anything, as long as it had a good plot and characters I could care about. I think the true skill of a writer is to make (nearly) everything
Huge Weekly Features!
Sanyi by 22Zitty22The things they do for love by denkata5698
Will TURNER (Orlando BLOOM) by Sadness40Bubbly kiwi by GunchixsNatalie by denkata5698
Raygen by secrets-of-the-pen:No llores esta noche. by dningunlugarFire Queen by PauBuenoZ
STARS - Les Miserables by Sheridan-JSunset in the Realm by Whendell
Concert Flute by Olivier-CMagnolia by KerstinSchroeder
My Little Pony by youngmoonsDay 346 of my 366 Drawing Project by secrets-of-the-pen
Day 354 of my 366 Drawing Project by secrets-of-the-penDay 228 - ACEO Drawing Project for Charity by secrets-of-the-pen
Peaceful by Zindy''kapit-bahay ni Lolong'' series 2 by erwinpineda
Midnight in the Graveyard II by JamesHillGalleryMartinsson by LindaMarieAnson
:thumb318762109:Jack by euclase
Frozen by EnchantedWhispersArtDark Fae by EnchantedWhispersArt
Kingdom of Fire by LucasValencioPencil Portrait of Jack Nicolson by chaseroflight