Bringing you some awesomeness from last week's newest deviations!
- Mood: dA Love
- Listening to: My dad hoovering
- Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
- Watching: The screen (OMG I'M SO FUNNY)
Tips for (Fractal) CommissionsArt in the Professions
I've been making fractals for almost 4 years now and it happened that people sent me messages about using my fractals for commercial or personal purposes. These are my two cents on the matter of taking commissions and how to do that in the best way possible, for both you and the client.
(These tips can be applied to other fields of art too!)
I will add an "Additional Tips for Fractals" whenever I will talk about selling fractals in particular.
First and foremost:
If commissions are not your thing, don't do them.
Nobody forces you to take commissions. It requires a lot of patience to deal with the clients and most of the times you have to follow their directions, despite you feeling that the final artwork would work out so much better if you make it your way. So if you don't feel comfortable adapting your artwork to the client's necessities (because you feel they wouldn't make the best use of it), feel fre
My DD HighlightsTime
I've been tagged by
I don't remember whoGeorge-B-Art, although I was collecting my favorite notinmysandbox DDs before he tagged.
Quoting Mrs-Durden :
"Welcome to a Community Volunteer project in which we will be highlighting our favourite Daily Deviations featured within the recent weeks! We would like to encourage the community to join in on this project by simply going through the Daily Deviations page and collecting some of their favourite pieces of art within a journal titled "My Daily Deviation Highlights"! We hope this project will help spread awareness and love for Daily Deviations and our fellow deviant artists!"
So, since I usually like and fav art that is not Fractal Art as well, I'm going to show you the DDs that I loved the most during these weeks. I hope you enjoy! And don't forget that one of the DD is
Fractal Art Week at ProjectEducate: Call journal!
As I promised, here's the call journal for those who want to write something for the Fractal Art Week at projecteducate that will take place in October! (12th -> 18th)
What do we want from you?
Educational features (mere features won't be allowed: remember that the name of the group is ProjectEducate );Reviews about programs;Tutorials for beginners;Introduction guides;Workshops with artistsTrvias about fractals (infos about personalities related to the fractal world);InterviewsWe can host a chat event together!
As I said the other time, I'd like the week to focus on basic things so that it can be appreciated by a wider audience.
Throw your ideas here and start working on a draft!
The deadline for the drafts is Monday, September 28th. After that I won't be accepting any other draft to be published through projecteducate.
Please, understand that before the articles can be published, there's a team of edi
Further DD GuidelinesHello!
I pondered about making a journal like this for long time. I always refrained from doing such a thing because I was unsure about how people would have received it, but the time has come!
A lot asked about more detailed DD guidelines, especially about the requirements of an artwork to be DD worthy. In my Daily Deviations Guidelines, I talked about four main traits I look at when a decision has to be made.
I will try to insert some visual examples (the bad ones will be made by me).
For UF guidelines, see heavenriver's How to fractal well.
This is the trait I'm willing to "sacrifice" more than the others. What I mean is that, as long as the fractal is well crafted and has something more than the ones you normally see in the gallery, it's likely that I'll feature it.
TeamWork 2015 - Feature
Better late than ever.
Here's a feature of the deviants who took part to TeamWork 2015!
Team Work 4 by Serinne //Poke// Flygon vs Altaria by Polardarkness Zeke Lounging by QBeagle Kagamine Rin by lolitartheist Drawing by Animeblu Star Fall by cinyu Alice in Neurotypicalland by GoldenNocturna Charity Collab: Pirate Lapras by DeviBrigard Page-1-fin by PuNK-A-CaT The Nonsense Poem: Acid Go Go Juice Express by jackgunski
CRFractals Monthly Challenge: Summer PauseSorry for the delay, but I'm not at home at the moment... ^^"
Winner of July Challenge:
Congratulations to GrahamSym!!!
Wow, two in a row...bravo!
GrahamSym will receive a month Core Membership and 200!
Due to summer holidays, the Challenge will be back in September (with a slightly different edition for that month).
See you then and have a great summer!
Fractal Art Daily DeviationsHello!
I'd like to talk to you about a topic I really care about and never fully expressed my opinion on: Daily Deviations.
First of all, I love them! I get excited myself when I find an outstanding piece, or when somebody suggests it to me. It's a great feeling featuring them and, most of all, it's a pleasure to see the artist's happiness for something they put so much effort in being recognized and displayed on a wider scale.
There has been a lack of Fractal Daily Deviations lately because I'm not receiving many suggestions (except during that DD Suggestion drive ) and I'm really having difficulties finding high quality fractals in the gallery, making it hard to work with.
I am myself concerned about this matter and I really want to do something against it, because I do enjoy featuring beautiful fractal art and I bet you guys enjoy seeing more of them in the page.
If we committ ourselves, I know we can make it.
If a suggestion is rejected, don't be discou
Fractal Art Week (Oct. 12th-18th)Hello guys!
I booked another week for our sweet gallery at projecteducate!
The major complaint about the past Fractal Art Week was that the articles were too specifical and hard to understand by non-fractal people.
This time I'd like to have articles focused on very basic things, turned to a wider audience.
I'm not calling for contributors at the moment. Take this month to think IF and HOW you'd want to contribute to this week. I'll make the call journal in a month.
I'll put a note on my phone to remember.
Hope to hear from you! Spread the luff and have a great week!
Guess that Fractalist! Vol. XHello!
And sorry for skipping a week.
Welcome to the tenth issue of Guess that Fractalist!
Let's reveal the mysterious person from last game...
The mysterious fractalist to be guessed was...SymmetryBox!
Here's a little feature of who guessed right!
Every Tuesday we'll choose a mysterious fractalist that you guys have to guess. We'll give you three hints (including gender and nationality) you can somehow spot in the artist's profile and some pictures from their galleries (not direct linked of course).
We will reveal the name of the mysterious fractalist in the next challenge, and feature those who guessed correctly.
Please don't cheat and use the Google Images search engine to find out the fractalist we're talking about.
Send your guess via note to CRFractals!!!
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
The Procrastinator: A Day In The Life
The Procrastinator A Day In The Life
Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute" before a deadline.
I wrote the title for this piece three weeks ago.
So, it’s Friday night. Work week over. Tomorrow I get to write my own mate
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-22-15
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 22, 2015
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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
— Helen Keller
The trailer for the newest installment of James Bond movies has arrived and it's everything you'd expect from 007 — car chases, explosions and not one but two Bond girls — played by Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux.
Mrs-Durden is challenging you to
Secrets of Superman's Underwear
ACTION COMICS No.40 coloredby JoeJusko
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-20-15
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 20, 2015
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We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.
― Luciano De Crescenzo
Chuck Jones: Evolution of an Artist
Artists, no matter how skilled or successful, are always growing. This video does a masterful job of breaking down the evolution of renown Loony Tunes creator and artist Chuck Jones. Keep creating, keep growing!
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
Can Advertising Be Art?
Be Art? A Community Roundtable
Can advertising be art?
Don Draper seems to think so. If you’re familiar with TV’s “Mad Men” — the second half of its final season begins airing in April — you know that one of the central conceits of the show’s plot is sparked when Don, the protagonist, has his artistic integrity challenged or questioned by uninitiated, small-minded clients. With a little foresight you can ask t
PE: Decorating Your ProfileCommunity Week
Your profile page is the first thing people will see when they click on your name, so it's very important to leave a good impression! This article will provide some useful tips and tricks for both premium and non-premium members who want to convert their profile into their own, unique page. First off, some Do's and Don'ts of profile decoration:
Use dA's profile widgets-- there are lots of great options to chose from
Show off some art (that's what people are here for!)
Express your personality through colors, stamps, gifs, etc.
Add so many images that your profile takes forever to load
Use garish or headache-inducing colors
Make text difficult to read with dark backgrounds
While many widgets are restricted or locked for non-premium members, there are still a variety of great widgets that you can add to your profile, even without a membership.
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