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Art Theft: Part 2EDIT: shop owner has now removed artwork! Thanks everyone
I suppose it never ends! Despite putting watermarks on all my work now, these little thieves still manage to sink their grubby claws into it.
Today, it's this person: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PhoneFluff?section_id=14988270&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1
If you have a moment, please report her shop. Even though the other stolen art is familiar, I'm not sure who the artists are, so if you know them, please inform them! Or tell me and I'll inform them
Features, Flower Meanings and Ellen PageI'll be writing a more interesting journal entry soon, but for now, have some filler!
Firstly, just a little update. I'm going be finally completing my Disney Mucha Princess series within the next few months! I'm also going to be redesigning a few of the ones I'm unhappy with. Once they're all done, I'll be selling complete print packs in my Etsy store, as well as gift bags! More on that later.
A lot of people asked me where I get the flower meanings I use in my princess series from. This website has pretty much every flower and their respective meaning you could ever want! So there ya have it.
I also urge you all to go and watch Ellen Page's inspiring, honest and moving speech about sexuality and homophobia. It very nearly had me crying at the end of it. We need more people like Miss Page to represent an often misunderstood and downtrodden part of our society.<b>
Commissions: CLOSEDFor a limited time during December and the New Year I’m opening my commission slots. Here’s all the info:
How much is it going to cost me?
(I.e face and shoulders)
Digital Bust : £15
Watercolour Bust: £20
There is an extra charge for adding a background. The price will vary depending on the intricacy of the background but the starting cost is £5.
Small additional features such as flowers and accessories can be free of charge, depending on desired intricacy. Additional characters will be an extra 40% of the cost, minus background charges. E.g, if you wanted a Digital Portrait featuring two people it would be £15 + £6 (40% of £15)
[Boing! Boing!]How do I pay?[Boing! Boing!]
Ebay Art TheftA fellow Deviant kindly informed me of an art thief selling pendants imprinted with stolen artwork on Ebay.
My stolen art: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Disney-Tangled-Rapunzel-Princess-Art-Deco-Pendant-Necklace-Disneyland-Jewelry-/221302867109?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3386adc4a5&_uhb=1
Thief's shop: http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/courtneydisney/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid3686
I recognize some other work there but I'm not sure who they belong to. If you know who they are then please do contact them. For once I give permission to spam this shop to hell. I don't tolerate art theft in any form (especially as that particular painting of mine took forever to complete!).
Anyway, I hope someone will be able to inform the other artists. Thanks for your time
Just a friendly post letting you all know that I've set up an Instagram! I've been working on lots of side projects, including some Naruto cosplay stuff, so if your curiosity has been mildly aroused please hit me up. Also, leave your Instagram name in the comments and I'll hit you back
My Instagram name is: hannah_alexander24
Also, I had a bit of a run in with one of these strange role playing accounts on Instagram, or whatever the heck she called it. Some kind of shrine to Princess Bubblegum. Anyway, it had a ton of fanart done by a variety of artists, none of them credited. She wasn't claiming them to be her own, but I still don't massively agree with this shrine concept. Fanart isn't pubic domain and I think it's polite to credit. I get pretty mad when I see my artwork posted uncredited. She said she didn't know the artists, just pulled them off google images, but I still think there should have been a disclaimer or something. Any thoughts?
Mucho love :hu
Away With Thee, Mental IllnessOh, hai. So I'm gonna talk about something totally personal to me, yet something that's shared by millions of people every day. And I NEVER talk about this stuff. For the first time in seven years I've only just managed to talk about it to someone and it felt good, and after that I was able to tell someone else, which also felt good, so now I'm gonna tell all y'all.
(Please note that this isn't a cry for attention or sympathy. I'm just sharing my story with the kindling hope that it might help or comfort people who suffer in a similar way).
When I was seventeen I inexplicably developed a case of social anxiety. I don't know much about the hows or whys but I can tell you this: it totally messed me up. Back then I was in college (all you Americans call it High School) and although I had some awesome friends, some days I couldn't bring myself to leave the house much less go on crazy social adventures out of hours.
Schooling was an issue. I missed so mainly classes. Sometimes I'd be off fo
Women as Sex ObjectsWarning: Imma 'bout to rant.
First off I'd like to point out that I'm not a raving feminist. I acknowledge that women are not equal in western society (despite corporate efforts that seem to be more about statements and false enthusiasm on the subject rather than actually taking women seriously) and I don't think we will be equal for a long time, if ever. Just how it is. Unfortunate (from the perspective of a woman), but just how it is.
ANYWAY. Here's my rant. I'm really tired of a female character being undermined by her being half nude. Really, really tired of it. And I'm not talking about artistic nudity, I'm talking about ass-cheek flashing skirts, bikini tops and little else (I'm looking at you, Japan).
I love a strong female lead, but they're so rare. Writers find it so hard to create a complex female character; they're either so brave and outspoken that they become butch and unattractive by design, or they're a sex object. A hopeless damsel in distress or someone who can hold th
Changing UsernameJust letting everyone know that I'll be changing my username from LadyAdler to Hannah-Alexander .
LadyAdler was one of those impulsive names I chose at about the same time the first Sherlock Holmes movie came out. I didn't even like it that much. It holds no relevance to me as an artist nor does it have any nostalgic value. Even though illustrating is just a fun past time for me I feel that using my name is more professional and grown up. Generally I go by my name or the name of my Etsy store, Neverbird Designs, around the internetz anyway.
Just thought I'd let everyone know to avoid confusion! It will be changed in a couple of days You wont need to re-watch me or anything like that. If you type in my old username you'll be redirected to my new one automatically.
I think it's cool dA finally added the option to change your username. Over the years I've seen many artists complain about it. Some even create entirely new accounts just because they're sick of their old name.
BY THE WAY.
Adoptables - what?Can someone please explain to me what an 'adoptable' is?
Like: http://www.deviantart.com/art/III-Pokedopts-Gijinkas-Batch-Auction-OPEN-372250041 and http://www.deviantart.com/art/Pokemon-Gijinka-Adoptables-Batch-005-OPEN-372259555
So... from what I understand you're paying for... the right to use the artist's design? So you 'own' that character? Like, $30 for the chance replicate someone's work? It's like a commission you never asked for.
ANOTHER thing is in the 'Rules' it often says 'Feel free to change the design once you've purchased them'. Um. Whut. So... basically... you're... drawing your own character from scratch. What the heck are you paying this person for then?
AND THIS: 'Character is completely yours after purchase BUT this art and character design is completely mine and so credits would be really appreciated if you plan on uploading it anywhere.'
WHUT. So... you still don't technically OWN the design, even after paying for it??? No, srsly, what am I missing hereee???
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
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
Lighting in Portrait PhotographyPeople and Portraits week
I'm writing this tutorial of sorts, for all of you portrait photographers out there seeking advice about the lighting in your photographs. First off let me be clear in saying that I am no expert, or rather I do not claim to be, I sometimes do things in unusual ways, and my tips and advice are definitely not the only ones you should follow. This journal is just me giving you my take on how to get great lighting for your shots
1. Never shoot when the sun is at its highest peak.
Depending on where you live and your climate, this might vary, but I usually never shoot between the hours of 12-4 unless I'm shooting indoors, or it's a cloudy day. If you're doing an outdoors shoot and the sun is blasting on your model, you are very unlikely to get good results. Not only will it be uncomfortable for your model, and make it difficult to pose with a natural expression (sun in your eyes, worst feeling in the world),
Feature Friday: Haikyuu!!
Haikyuu!! (ハイキュー!!), a manga and anime series that focuses around volleyball player Shoyo Hinata as he strives to become the best he can, has gained popularity both in and out of Japan since its manga debut in 2012, and more recently due to the anime adaptation that began airing in April 2014.
Deviants around the globe have taken to Hinata and his team, and have made a variety of incredible creations in homage to the series. Check out these deviations!
Haikyuu!! by Rui05
Haikyuu - Hinata Shouyou by Shumijin
King of the Court - HAIKYUU!! by vythefirst
Haikyuu- Tobe! by Gin-Uzumaki
Haikyuu! Karasuno Senpais by AmenoKitarou
Murder of Crows - HAIKYUU!! by vythefirst
How to tell a story through portraiturePeople & Portrait Photography
I'm sure many people will agree with me that the People & Portrait Galleries here on deviantART are often dominated by Expressive, Emotive and (depending on taste!) beautiful portraiture captures. Photographs capture a moment and can tell a story, but often these kind of shots are predominantly to showcase clothing, makeup, features or bodies. There is another level to Portraiture and knowing how to tell a story through your camera lens is one of the key elements of documenting a person
"It's not just about an image, it's about the person in that image, who they are, where they've been - what they're doing."
Here in the UK, particuarly in the Summer months, there's almost a daily opportunity to go out and capture a story. I recently wandered around an Art Exhibition and managed to snap a fair few artists at work. To tell someone's story without relying on emotion within their facial features and body language,
Novel Expression Cover ContestWe are excited to be officially launching Novel Expression and as part of our Grand Opening festivities,we thought we’d see what the deviantART community can do with our images!
While our current collections are geared toward romance, your deviations don’t have to be romance covers. They can be romance, paranormal, suspense, mystery, or any other genre that inspires you. Just to help spur your creativity,
click here for a few examples.
We do ask you include text for a title (feel free to use Book Title or something generic) and an author name (Jane/John Doe is fine) in your design.
Prizes include(some to be added!):
1 yr membership
3 exclusive stock packs from CelticStrm-
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