In starry eyes, beneath starry skies, we sleep together in the fitful night. We are one, we are the same... once two separate people, now lovers, now with lives entwined and enmeshed one with the other, our strands, knotted, braided, entangled in ecstacy and muted divinity... not of our own, but the reflection of it... within our lives, like silken cords once flying free, now inevitably locked in their embrace... the cords still have the appearance of beauty, but were they to be untangled, unknotted, and separated from the other, they would be wrinkled, filthy, unlovely... they are not to be on their own any longer... We have become one, and one we shall stay... until forever turns her head and walks away.
:: Self Portrait Contest ::For this contest, you must produce a self portrait. It can be literal or abstract, realistic or fantastical - the choice is yours. Who knows you better than you?...:: Self Portrait Contest :: by BikerScout
Surprisingly, many artists have never created a self portrait and from personal experience, studying your own face - one that you see every day - can really test your skills.
I remember one of the first things I had to do in Art class at school was draw my own face, and I'm sure the same will be true for many of you.
I always thought it seemed a bit weird - why on earth would I want to draw myself?!
In hindsight of course, it makes perfect sense. Sure, it can be challenging and sometimes frustrating but it can also show a side of you that is not visible from the outside.
How do I enter?
Upload your entry to your deviantART Gallery and send me a Note with a link to your entry.
Please do not link to an entry uploaded to an external site (e.g. Phot
T E X T U R E S - improve your artworksTextures can really improve the look of your artwork. They add so much expression to the piece and I use them very often lately.T E X T U R E S - improve your artworks by AF-studios
I've gathered some textures to help you achieve different effects,I recommend that u experiment and combine to create something really unique and outstanding.
In case you need some help with applying textures on your artworks or you need some ideas how to use them here are some useful tutorials that will surely help you;
And now some textures:
Grunge by darkrose42-stock thppt grunge brushes by thppt-stock Grunge Hell 1 by AsunderStock Rough Diamond 7 by pendlestock R 02 by DH-Textures text_153 by ShadyMedusa-stock Stock Paper - 3 by lookslikerain skin by TSPStock :thumb95799533: Texture 002 by alfastock :thumb94611219: 36 by GrandeOmbre-Stock Cracks 'N' Peels : III. by ArtOfDecay-Stock 34 by GrandeOmbre-Stock :thumb95384552: Subtle by tExTuReMaTtIc :thumb93608362: :thumb95383959: 39 by GrandeOmbre-Stock Rough Diamond 2 by pendlestock :thumb95504389: :thumb93817558: Sequia by OssprO :th
You gotta LOVE sketches and doodles !Yeah! You gotta !You gotta LOVE sketches and doodles ! by HatRat
I searched around dA and posted a thread in the forum to find :
Doodles, collections of random objects, designs, textures, cartoon versions of teachers, banners with legends, animals, people ... all collected on one surface. They are also called Doodle Pages or Super Doodles.
It seems the majority were made during long or boring classes as the students begin daydreaming or losing interest. Doodling can also be made while talking by telephone for a long period of time if a pen and paper are available.
Sketches (or drawings out of sketchbooks), drawings of the artists' ideas, records of a travel, inspirations, compositions before committing to an expensive and time consuming artwork, designs, references for others artworks ...
Now it's time to
|I want to purchase some items both of my own work and of others'. I have a few points I've scraped together from llama trades, but I want to be able to take advantage of the current promotion for premium members. Please help if you feel so inclined. |
I can offer sketches for anyone who donates.
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Personal Quote: It is finished; do you see the Light of the Saviour inside this machine? ~ Saviour Machine