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Deviants Exposed! 5 Deviant InterviewsDark Matter Magazine is proud to feature five very talented Deviants in our artist blog. Each of these artists use different techniques and styles to create their unique art.
:iconschmaltz: is the comic book artist and creator behind the offbeat titles Industriacide, Fervor, and Mess. Taking inspiration from industrial music, Sean tells his twisted stories with a dark and surrealist style.
Read his Interview</b>
:iconemmil: is a digital fantasy artist from the city of Bogor, West Java in Indonesia. Her illustrations evoke a sense of fantastic wonder and emotion.
Read her Interview</b>
:iconsuperduperhuey: is a painter and digital artist from Adrian, Michigan. Check out his very cool paintings and drawings.
Read his In
Win an Interview on an Art Website!Dark Matter Magazine is looking for deviants to interview for a special all-deviantART issue. We need fifteen talented deviants with galleries of unique original work to feature on the Dark Matter Artists Blog.
The top five winners will be interviewed via email and have their interview featured on the Dark Matter Magazine website along with a small gallery of images and a link to their deviantART profile (and personal website if they have one).
The ten runners-up will get one of their artworks showcased in the Dark Matter Art blog with a link to their deviantART profile and some words from me about what I liked about the image.
Dark Matter Magazine is all about sharing a love for art and we are interested in artists of all methods and mediums including painters, sketch artists, illustrators, digital artists, sculptors, photographers, and graphic artists.
Art of any kind is welcome as long as it is completely original. We cann
Deviant Artist Semiotext InterviewedDark Matter Magazine is proud to present an interview with Deviant Semiotext. Heres a taste:
I have always drawn pictures but I guess I started to paint a little more for real when I was 14 and read about the Dada-movement in Paris in the 1920s. They got me all hot and panting those brave men and woman. I had to join in. Pretty simple stuff. Everybody has Housegods of some sort or un-other. Mine were Man Ray and Tristan Tzara at the time.
You can check out the rest of the interview here: Artist Blog
I plan on interviewing more talented artists from DeviantArt in the future so stay tuned!
Promoting Art on the Web : Beyond DeviantArtDeviantArt is one of the most vibrant, high-quality art communities on the web. It's a great way to make new friends, get feedback on your work, and find cool new artists. But DeviantArt is just one part of the massive community of artists and art lovers on the Web. In this article, I'm going to show you some easy ways to promote your art and make it easier for new people to find you on the Web.
Website Title and Description
One of the most basic ways people will find your website is through search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Ask. It's tough for the average website to get noticed in these searches, which can return hundreds of pages of search results with millions of websites. The TITLE and DESCRIPTION tags in your web pages play a key role in getting visitors from search websites.
Each of your web pages should have a brief, descriptive title that tells the searcher exactly what's on the page. For instance, instead of making the title of your homepage "My Art", make it "Digital Art
Milk for The UglyWatch depthRADIUS
By akreon & vesner
Imagine that you are a young social worker, dedicated to finding out the hidden and forgotten old souls who haunt the cold, mean streets of the city. You seek to report on their living conditions, possibly recommending they be removed from their roach-infested “homes.”
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Watercolour tutorialsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of 32 very nice and well made watercolour tutorials and tips.
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor paper Guide by jane-beata Watercolor Techniques by JoJo-Seames Watercoloring tips by dodostad
Nelson Mandela, Images Speak for The Silent VoiceWatch depthRADIUS
When image must speak for the silenced voice
Ruth is the Editor-In-Chief of MILK Books and PQ Blackwell Ltd., based in Auckland, New Zealand, publishers of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait—a photographic history of the great man. Ruth's heartfelt and insightful article represents the intersection of the artistic and the newsworthy. De
Batgirl's New Redesign has Lots of Fans (art)
DC just released images of Batgirl's new costume, and deviants have been creating fan art like crazy!
Deviant babsdraws is the artist behind Batgirl's stylishly cool reboot!
Enjoy 60+ pieces of fan art!
commission - Batgirl by marciotakara
Batgirl by Nicohitoride
BATGIRL by li-jean
Batgirl by muzzillustrations
Batgirl! by Tono-x-Tono
The New Batgirl by MattSimas
Batgirl by squeegool
Batgirl by GeorgeCaltsoudas
NEW Batgirl by Hodges-Art
Batgirl and Amazi-Girl by itswalky
New Batgirl by Y0KO
Batgirl by halwilliams
Batgirl 2014 by LucianoVecchio
New Batgirl by Robaato
Batgirl by bear65
Withdrawal by LAlight
Solitude by sodisenchanted . . . by sandrawiklander
no expressions by Aisleyne
Sunny day by AStoKo lilie by Bodghia
silent evenings by laura-makabresku
*** by Fatalv
Poppies by PassionAndTheCamera
Basic CSS Style GuideIntroduction
CSS is a style language used to define the style and formatting of web pages. It is used in conjunction with HTML.
If we think of HTML as the building blocks of the web then, essentially, CSS is the painter and decorator. Very simply, HTML defines the structure of the page and CSS defines the style.
What I'll be helping you with here is getting to grips with the basics of CSS. I'll be explaining how use CSS as well as providing a number of examples that you can use to style your own web pages and journals. All you need to do is copy/paste the code and replace the sample text with your own content. Along with the quick reference I've also written a brief glossary of terms and provided a list of useful links in case you wish to do some further reading.
A point of note is that while the information and examples I've given here apply to CSS use anywhere on the web, this guide itself is geared towards the use of CSS on deviantART. As such, and given that this h
deviantART Customisation FAQYour deviantART Identity
FAQ01 - How do I change my username?
FAQ02 - How do I change my username symbol?
FAQ03 - How do I change my avatar?
FAQ04 - How do I change my profile information?
FAQ05 - How do I change my signature?
FAQ06 - How do I add widgets?
FAQ07 - How do I remove widgets?
FAQ08 - How do I change the order of my widgets?
FAQ09 - How do I edit widgets?
FAQ10 - How do I add a custom background?
FAQ11 - How do I repeat my custom background?
Manip AcademyIntroducing a new project!
Manip Academy (thanks, cristii, for inspiration for the name) is a new photomanipulation project inspired by projecteducate. We all love to learn, and we learn best from one another. Here's our chance to share what we know.
Manip Academy is an education initiative designed to spread the knowledge and the love. It is a collaboration between CRPhotomanipulation and we-HEART-photomanip. We will share tips and tricks for photomanipulation success. It is difficult to write tutorials, but anyone can write a simple tip or describe how they achieved a specific effect.
This project will feature two weekly articles written by the community every week, on Mondays and Thursdays. This will be an ongoing project within our community, and we hope that many people will take advantage of the chance to sign up to submit one blog or even just a few sentences to help the community.
How you can help
Everyone is en
Ten Portrait Photography TipsPeople & Portrait Photography
Check your Angles
Avoid unflattering angles, don't frame your model with their arms or legs chopped off unless it works for the image. If in doubt, fully frame them and do the chopping afterwards in post-processing! Don't forget to check that the tops of their heads and their feet are in focus. Missing feet are disconcerting!
Be the Director
As the Photographer, most people will be looking to you for direction. There's no time to be shy when you're behind the camera! Keep calm to help your model remain relaxed but make sure they're not made to feel awkward if you lack giving instruction. Pose them well, avoid direct bright sunlight and check out your background.
Eye contact...or not
Eye contact isn't always necessary, in fact candid journalistic style photographs often work best. Your subject doesn't have to be looking directly at the camera for it to be a successful shoot, but yo
Dark Matter's Grim Reaper GalleryThe personification of death as a living, sentient entity is a concept that has existed in many societies since the beginning of recorded history. In Western cultures, death is usually given the name "The Grim Reaper" and shown as a skeletal figure carrying a large scythe, and wearing a midnight black gown, robe or cloak with a hood, or sometimes, a white burial shroud. Usually when portrayed in the black-hooded gown, only his eyes can be seen.
Reaper Coloured by malignMaestroDeath by AndrewDobell
:thumb43197876:GRIM REAPER by CarcharadonDeath on a Hold... by wallaceReaper by blackdahlia
Angel of Death AKA Grim Reaper by sinslave:thumb29645262:Reaper by ubinGrim Reaper's new weapon by delic
Skeleton Witch by karichristensenDeath by mindsiphonCharon by nJooMawet by AKB-Illustration
The Soul Reaper by lugubrumThe Unforgiven by Fantasy-FellowshipThe Grim Reaper by RAJACDER PESTBRINGER III by DrWinter
:thumb67556022:The Grim Reaper by insaneson78The Morchrya by MaiafayTime is Up by NikoElGreco
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