Rat Anatomy Compilation.Rats are very fascinating little creatures. They have small hands like humans, minus the thumbs. They are intelligent and social, and each rat has a unique personality. They can also easily stand on their hind legs, making them an easy transition to an anthropomorphic form for stories and art.Unfortunately, though, they are damn difficult to draw, and there are precious few resources for those wishing to delve into their anatomical structure (certainly me included). So I will be collecting references, both photos and drawings, that I think might be helpful to someone looking to draw my charming friend Rattus norvegicus (and perhaps some of his closest family members). I will probably add to this from time to time as I find new resources, so please feel free to suggest things that you think might be useful!Scans from "An Illustrated Dissection Guide to the Rat," by Allen KurtaLineart only, these are not goryRat Skeleton: http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x254/CJArtist
Ten Places I Want to VisitFeel free to repost with your own top ten places. 1. Machu Picchu, Peru2. Fly Ranch Geyser, United States3. Selexyz Dominicanen, Netherlands4. Isle of ManIOM Looking Over Foxdale by DuamuteffeBallaglass Glen by stephenfarrugia5. Karni Mata Temple, IndiaKarni Mata Temple by SidthebohemianTickled at the Shri Kartnimata by NatureofMindTemplo de las ratas by Davero6. Petra, JordanPetra: Night of Candles by NightcitylightsBeside the Treasury by davidsantPetra Houses by ashamandour7. Santorini, GreeceRemembering El Greco.. by AlexGutkinLittle House by BojkovskiGreece - Santorini by arqhugo8. Angkor Wat, CambodiaAngkor Wat 1 by CitizenFreshAngkor Wat I by didumdidum...lost in time - 75 by SAMLIM9. Kolmanskop, NamibiaKolmanskop 14 by Dr-BenwayEnter into a Fantasy by carmeleonKolmanskop 02 by Dr-Benway10. Pripyat, UkraineFarewell by Brute-uapripyat calling by DwawidPripyat startcase by thehamBonus: Split, CroatiaThis is the most fantastic place that I have ever had the opportunity to visit. If I spoke Croatian worth a damn, I would w
Neat Artwork Based on Children's DrawingsI came across a fascinating art project a while back that I thought I would share.The Monster Engine project, based on the idea of creating realistic paintings from children's drawings: http://www.pxleyes.com/blog/2010/05/amazing-art-works-based-on-childrens-drawings/Here is a sampling of a few of the pieces on the website. Please check the link above for more!It actually makes me wish that I had some of my old artwork saved to "redraw."
Fantastic Artists Feature - July 2012:icon3-hares:3-hares:iconmaria-mar:maria-mar:icon25nanao16:25Nanao16:iconlindsaycampbell:lindsaycampbellSebs by lindsaycampbellCommission Scooby RIP by lindsaycampbell:iconflashw:FlashWGood feeling by FlashWPrincess Lotus by FlashWForest way by FlashW
How to get rid of ART BLOCKSHey guys!! I've had this question a lot so I thought I'd take the time and answer it for everyone. This is what works for me the best, how do you guys do it?
:|I'm just really tired of all the kids on here when it comes to auctions and selling/buying.But what was I expecting from here anyway.I mean... You don't just go around bidding very high on things as a JOKE.And then be all like "omg it was a joke I was not expecting to win I can't pay I only have 2 points".It screws up the whole bidding, making it inaccurate for the other bidders. And it's also TERRIBLY annoying for the seller, having to let things go for much lower bids after.And two other things while I'm here:Don't tell people their prices are too expensive.Don't tell people to not buy things because it's not worth it.Man, I'm tired of this.And now don't tell me to sell things on FA instead, I'm trying. But I'm still new on there and it's very hard to sell things, it's just not worth it for me at the moment.
Allpose: *Last* last call for booksIf you ordered books from me, they should be going out within the next 5 days.SORRY IT'S TAKING SO LONG!! USPS raised their rates for people outside the US and I have to make sure I have shipping for everyone in one action. Thank you everyone for your patience. I love you all. (it's true)Hey everyoneI wasn't able to get rid of these books as easily as I was thinking...so I still have them.I'm running low on the couples books but I still have plenty of the rest.I'm open back up and would really like to sell them all. Please! 8DThey're super useful and I really want to see people use them. So stop by the store!PS:The USPS did away with surface to air shipping overseas. That means I, unfortunately, have to charge an additional $40+ to anyone outside of the US (except for Canada, I think). So be aware of that.How is everyone doing, btw? ...school started and everything else!Djwaglmuffin on Storenvy
I am now a Senior MemberI am now a Senior Member!I am now 'VianaArts (with a tick!)A year and a half ago I started my account to share what I do and to learn from other artists, see what they have to share. That is still true.A week later I got a Daily Deviation for this work:Eight months later I got another one, for the Redhead Girl, the drawing went super viral all over the internet, starting a meteoric ascension of my fame, something I could never fathom even in my wildest dreams.Yahoo.com, Scientific American Mind magazine, Huffington Post, and literally millions of other blogs and websites mention me now. A Google search for "Samuel Silva Artist" returns more than 12 million results. An honor that is both humbling and at the same time amazing to me.And now, a year and a half later I was promoted to Senior member.I just want to thank all my watchers, my friends and fans, whoever they are
ShinoharaAsahi Request + List of similar gamesHi guys! It's been a while since this journal updated.I got a request from ShinoharaAsahi to ask all of you members, would you prefer to see a one-shot fanfiction or a one-shot manga with choppy art? Please comment with your opinion!Also apparently ShinoharaAsahi is French and doesn't know English very well, so a beta reader would be much appreciated.On another note, I've had a few requests to do this, so here are a few games which are similar in style to Ib!Ao OniThe Witch's House / Majo no IeCorpse PartyYume NikkiThe Mirror Lied Clock of Atonement(below are yume nikki fangames).flowBroken BottlesThe looking glassYume 2kkiLCD DemMeMiserereHell DiariUltra VioletAnswered Prayers.inspirationIf anybody else knows any similar games, please comment so I can add them to the list! UwUThat's all for now (^o^)
FAQ: Please Read!Handy Tip: there are a lot of questions here. If there's something specific you want to find, use control +F on your keyboard to search for it!CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILED APPLICATION INFORMATIONNavigation:About the GroupAbout PartnersAbout Character Designs and StylesAbout Accessories and ItemsAbout MissionsAbout TasksAbout Team Stories Outisde of Missions/Tasks/EventsAbout JudgingOtherGreetings. My name is Arthur. I know almost everything there is to know about this group. Ask me anything and I will have an answer... unlike my twin birdbrain.HI! I’m Quinton. I uh... well, I don’t know a lot of things so I ask
Regarding incorrect applications / submissionsYou don't need to comment on them telling the uploader that what they have uploaded is incorrect.You can send the group a note and we will let the person know if there are any mistakes on their application, or their submission.You do not need to comment on their deviation.I have seen a few of the more well-known members post antagonizing and insulting comments towards fairly new members for not following the rules. This is unacceptable.If you feel a submission for PMD-E has an error, send us a group note. Do not harass the artist. Do not argue with the artist. Do not leave them passive aggressive comments. Do not tell them they need to change anything. That is not your job.
Are Feminists Really This Stupid?Feminists tend to say a lot of stupid things, but recently, on Tumblr, I stumbled across what has to be the stupidest thing ever uttered by a feminist, to the point where I'm wondering if it's satire:I HATE AMERICA WHY DOES OUR GOVERNMENT SUCK SO MUCHOk I don't understand why girls have to pay for tampons, pads, birth control, bras, other feminine products, etc. I DIDNT CHOOSE TO BE A WOMAN SO WHY SHOULD I SPEND MY HARD EARNED MONEY ON BEING FEMALE. The government should honestly pay for that shit it's not my fault I bleed from my vagina once a month.Gee, I don't know, honey. Perhaps it's the same reason why I, as a man, have to pay for masculine products such as boxer briefs, aftershave, cologne, jockstraps, condoms, etc.Apparently having to pay for everyday toiletries myself means the government is punishing me for being human. Does that mean the government is punishing me for being a man? I guess not, since, being a
How to Start and Finish Your Novel - TutorialsHow to Start and Finish Your Novel - TutorialsHere is a selection of Novel Writing and Character Tutorials for ideas and thoughts as to how you continue your novel. Have you gotten lost and not been able to finish? - give these ideas a go.I wish you well in continuing your novel writing process.Happy Novel Writing......Tina White is a published writer, living in Australia and currently writing her third novel, editing more and enjoying writing books thoroughly. Her bio and upcoming chapters, novel thoughts and ideas can be found on her DA profile at http://tinaaw.deviantart.comRead all about one of those LOVE/HATE characters and a sample chapter "He Made Me Smile" below - Join
Common Misconceptions: Traditional ArtFirst of all, hello! It's been almost a year since I contributed a blog post to this lovely group so I want to say hi I'm back folks! I have a lot of artsy things to share with you all that I've learned (and am still learning) so hang on tight! While I was thinking what to write as my first topic, I decided to kind of go back to the beginning as far as our thinking as artists goes in the creation process. I've come up with a short series called "Common Misconceptions" just to debunk some myths and misguided trends that are so often part of what we experience as we grow. This first "Common Misconceptions" topic will focus on traditional art.Traditional is better than digital because it takes more talent and skillWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONG. Did I say that was wrong, I'll say it again for emphasis WRONG! Like all mediums, digital art is simply different than traditional art in the same way photography is different than fi
Make good art.My good friend Carla of Acrylic Dragon Studios shared this with me, and I think anyone who ever wanted to have a career as an artist, a writer, a poet, a musician, a sculptor, a chef, or any other creative field NEEDS to watch this.Renown author Neil Gaiman gives a speech to the 2012 graduating class of the University of the Arts. If I could give any of you any advice, it would be everything he said in this address.Please, go and watch: http://vimeo.com/42372767
Before you throw that pity party read thisBeing in touch with your weaknesses is important in order to grow as an artist, but are you so hung up on what you can’t do well that it’s holding you back? I'm not talking about the intermittent (or frequent) attacks of complete blockage, or even lack of inspiration, but full out pity parties.I’ve seen far too many people on dA who post exercise after exercise, writing in the artist comments that once again they’ve failed, they’ve read hundreds of books, studied the masters for so many years, and they still cannot draw a photorealist rending of a man’s head. First of all let me say that I highly respect “self taught” artists and I’m not discouraging anyone who chooses (or must) go that route. However, setting realistic goals and finding your niche is extremely important. Let me say this: not everyone will be able to paint like a Baroque period artist! But that doesn't mean you can't be a painter, it just means
Fantastic Artists Feature - April 2012:icondawnfrost:DawnFrost:icondekabristmouse:DekabristMouse:iconomnivorous:OmniWitch:iconnerielthedragon:NerielMiACEO_Natoli by NerielMi:thumb293235623::icongold-copper:Gold-copperWater fantasy city by Gold-copperVincent Valentine FF7 by Gold-copperFF6 Celes by Gold-copper:iconblackmystica:BlackMysticADarcia from Wolf's Rain by BlackMysticABritish Longhair by BlackMysticANinetales by BlackMysticA