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)
Seniors Mentoring Project
I'm here to introduce you to seniormentors, a group focused on helping the DeviantArt community through offering senior mentors.
JenFruzz recently took it over and brought back this useful project to us.
The Seniors Mentoring Project dates back to 2003, it's a project that helps members of DeviantArt to better themselves in the artwork that they produce. Senior Members of DA (the members) provide the community with informative blogs, criticism and one-on-one mentoring to answer any questions inquisitive deviants may have, and help them improve their artwork all together.
The Mentor Team is made up of senior members who help the community out by providing you – the community – with a specific contact point in relation to artwork, mentorship and support.
It is individual Mentor's discretion how involved they get with artists they're connected with through our group--we strongly encourage one-on-one me
CRFractals Monthly Challenge: April 2015Winner of March Challenge:
Congratulations to dark-beam!!!
dark-beam will receive a total of 300!
April Challenge: Theme
April is voted to minimalism! Create your minimal fractal artwork the way you prefer and submit it to the gallery!
One original entry for each person taking part (deviations previous today's date are not allowed);
Every entry must refer to this journal and this group (in the description), so that the word gets spread (the entries without the disclaimer won't be considered in the final judgement);
Since it's a theme challenge, any fractal software is welcome to take part;
The entries must be submitted to the folder called April 2015 - Minimalism.
Winner and Prizes
A winner will be chosen among the entries, and it will be the piece that best inter
Fractal Art Week - Wrap UpFractal Art Week
The Fractal Week comes to an end! I hope you enjoyed our articles and events, and got interested in this still obscure field of art.
Let's recap the schedule!
Fractal Art Week
AM: Fractal Art Week: Intro and Schedule by C-91
PM: Critique Challenge Announcement by C-91
AM: How to fractal well by heavenriver
PM: Structured IFS Fractals - Basic Elements by tatasz
AM: Fractals and Colors by ChaosFissure
PM: Prettify your Bloom: Tips and Tricks by C-91
AM: Quick 'n' Dirty MB3D Tutorial -
Special ThanksFractal Art Week
We're approaching to the end of this Fractal Week at projecteducate and it's time to credit people.
The Fractal Week outside projecteducate...
thargor6 released a new version of his fractal software: JWildfire 2.40 is now provided with a documentation and a brand new tutorial about Animated Flame-Brush. For more informations, visit the JWildfire Wiki!
Tutorial: Creating Anim-Brushes from Flame-Fractals
RationalParadox's brand new tutorial awaits for results! Be sure to give a look and create something with it.
Spiraling With Polar! Tutorialtatasz wrote other intere
Meet the Fractal Community #19Fractal Art Week
Hello and welcome to a new edition of Meet the Fractal Community, a forthnightly series of interviews that highlights a member of our community. The series will go back and focus on fractal artists.
Today, let's have a closer look to aartika-fractal-art.
Hello aartika-fractal-art! How are you today?
I'm well, thank you.
Can you introduce yourself to the community?
I’ve recently returned to DA having abandoned my old account a few years ago through disuse – my previous account was aartika. I’ve been working with fractal software on and off for about fifteen years, almost exclusively with Ultra Fractal (versions 2, 3, 4 and now 5!).
I live in the UK and am a little older than I’d like to be.
How did you discover fractal art?
When looking for a screensaver in 1999 I came across Doug
Prettify Your Bloom: Tips and TricksFractal Art Week
Hello! It's C-91 here and, after people asking me tips on how to make flowers with Apophysis, I decided to write this introduction guide for the Fractal Week. There might be more in future.
Live with it: crafting flowers with Apophysis isn't the most original thing ever, but at least we can try to approach to the technique in another way and try to make them different from the multitude of results that can be found here on DeviantArt.
First of all, check the two blooms tutorials by lindelokse, which are the starting point for this technique:
Before we start...
Just so you know, 2D flowers are generally more versatile and suitable for crazy experiments than 3D ones. You can use more variations and plugins on 2D flowers without messing the shape up (and they will still be as spectacular as 3D flowers).
Critique Challenge AnnouncementFractal Art Week
For the Fractal Week, CRFractals is proud to announce:
Fractal Critique Challenge
Last week we asked you to submit a fractal artwork to a dedicated folder in CRFractals's gallery (Critiqueable, click here to view). You've been able to submit your deviations for a week, till yesterday, when it's been closed.
Now we ask you to pick a fractal and critique it! A showcase of the critiqueable fractals:
This is not only a chance for you to perfect your critiquing abilities, but also a chance for an artist to get good advices and improve their work.
And it's also a chance to win prizes.
Anyone can join!The critique can be either written in form of
Fractal Art Week: Intro and ScheduleFractal Art Week
Hello! Welcome to the Fractal Art week at projecteducate! My name is C-91 and I take care of the Fractal Art gallery as Community Volunteer.
What is a fractal?
A fractal is a natural phenomenon or a mathematical set that exhibits a repeating pattern that displays at every scale.Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Fractals are an intrinsic aspect of Nature, and can be found in a multitude of elements, such as plants...
...or fossils, just to name a few examples.
The beauty of Fractal Art lies not only in its close relationship with the laws of Nature, but also in its diversity: there are a lot of fractal softwares available on the Internet, and each and every of them generates a different kind of "style" (which eventually will be enriched by the a
A new folder: CritiqueableHello!
I have a pleasant news: I just created a new folder in which you can submit your stuff...without limits!
Where's the trick?
There's a trick, and we need your help: we need you to submit artworks that you want to be critiqued by other people. We will gather artworks for a week and then close the folder (on Sunday, 10 PM GMT+1)
Only requirement: include the following disclaimer in the description of the fractal you're submitting.
Critiqueable for CRFractals
You will know the reason why we're doing this in a week!
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-28-15
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskApril 28, 2015
New ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ In The Works
Scott Cawthon’s website has released an image teasing the fourth installment of the beloved children’s, er scratch that, terrifying adult video game Five Nights At Freddy’s. If you&
Foreword by techgnotic
Christopher Behrens, the 7-year deviantART member contributing this wonderful history of watercolors to depthRADIUS, along with curating artists and interviews, is a modern renaissance man held in high regard by fans of his unique artistic vision. He is an independent filmmaker, author, and a masterful watercolorist in his own right. His gallery of works can be perused here.
Watercolor by ctbehrens
he history of painting begins with watercolor as it is the oldest painting med
Collection: The Nintendo Generations
The Nintendo Generations
While Atari may have defined a generation of gamers, Nintendo has both ushered in and held the hearts of several generations with their unique combination of affordable consoles and memorable characters. Mario may have been born a supporting character in Donkey Kong, but he has climbed the ladder, or perhaps slid up the pipe, to become not only Nintendo’s mascot, but one of the most recognizable characters across the globe.
Nintendo products ha
Cosplay Friday: Princess Mononoke
COSPLAY FRIDAY: Life and Death
Are His Alone
Princess Mononoke Teaser
Miyazaki creates a dark, violent and complex modern fairy tale in Princess Mononoke drawing from history, fantasy, and traditional Japanese folklore.
The film follows the journey of Ashitaka, a young warrior who goes in search of a cure to save his life and finds himself in the middle of a battle between nature and industry. The animal gods lead by Princess Mononoke (or S
Taurus: Beautiful Bons Vivants
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Zodiac Sign Taurus
The concept of Astrology or “study of the stars” has been around since the ancient world and can be traced as far back as the first dynasty of Mesopotamia.
For some, the stars are a portent of the future that can and help inform you of the best course of action to take based on their alignment. If born under a specific “star” or month during the year you may have certain characteristics and mannerisms that correspond to a
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
Fan Art Friday: DuckTales
FAN ART FRIDAY: DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Disney’s DuckTales filled many a child’s weekday afternoon with fun and adventure during the late 80’s. But where did Scrooge McDuck and all his fortune come from?
It was 1947 when Scrooge McDuck made his first appearance in the Donald Duck comic Christmas on Bear Mountain written by Carl Barks as Donald’s uncle on this mother Hortense’s side. But before he was a multiplujillionaire he st
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
Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.