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Are highly intelligent or very talented people better able to hide their misery from loved ones, thus making it all the harder to “read” them and help them? fav.me/d7ux38b

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//Edit jesus CHRIST. SO MANY. IN LIKE..... WHAT. 12 HOURS? WAOW. But yea, its over, its closed, no more entries. I'll go through these slowly and smash them into one big pic!

ps. I will go around 'hiding comments' so do be shocked/ worried If I do to yours LOL. Does NOT Mean I drew it/ or didnt, just a way to keep track of all these entries! xD If Entries keep coming in....//throws a fit


//edited jesus christ, i see so many cool characters //dies and casually raises it to 200 

Yep, pretty much stole this from :iconkaji-senpai: :icontobylaughplz:

SO

Just feel like working on chibi dogs, so decided to amke a list of them! 8DD Though its WHEN IM OPEN AND FEEL LIKE IT dont you dare rush me, I'll smack you first of all, then knock you out of the list. I dont know how long this will take xD

Examples:

Chibi - 2 by NishipuChibi - 1 by Nishipu


Rules : 

Anchor Bullet by Andilizi FERALS,DOGGIES, WOLVES , DOG-LIKE, DRAGON-LIKE DOGS, IDEK, CREATURES. BUT NO CATS.

Anchor Bullet by Andilizi make a journal or Poll about this, and post it in the comments with a ref 

Anchor Bullet by AndiliziDONT GIVE ME SOME SUPER COMPLICATED OC/ CHARACTER OMFG, I will shank you

Anchor Bullet by Andilizi So, dont rush me, no super complicated OCs, make s journal/poll , and its FREE so dont tell me how youd like it etc e-e

Anchor Bullet by Andilizi  ITS NOT FIRST COME FIRST SERVE

Anchor Bullet by Andilizi I will check if you made a journal/poll e-e is super tempted to write 'fool' to those who failed these super simple rules

Sorry if this seems super tight, rude.....wait, theres hella plenty rude shit in here. Its just people, people just............ugh, you guys know what Im talking about :iconmingplz:


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Hello folks, so I promised to do this raffle and I'm already way over those 1000 [adhiusahdui I'm sorry ;^;].

Win a :star:1 month Premium Membership OR 393 Points:star:

All you have to do is...
Fav this Journal and you're in! [no need to comment here :3]
If you feature our contest (THE CONTEST, NOT THIS RAFFLE!!!) in a journal or poll you enter 3 times! [Please post a link to the journal/poll in the comments]
Contest Time! -Win PMs and points!Contest hold by Tar0u and ElectricSilence!
 
Choose between MLP or wolves!
You can also enter twice to increase your chances!
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Everyone who enters gets 5 :points: or 10 :points:, if they enter twice!
 
 
MLP – Caesius and Haller


Caesar and Haller are the main characters in a comic on which Tar0u is currently working on.
They are a couple, so we would highly recommend to use the themes
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Wolves (our Sonas) – Tarou and Sil

Sil and Tar are really, really good friends, almost like siblings.
The themes we would recommend for them are:
:bulletblack:City Undergrounds
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NOTE: The other themes can be used for both, wolves and MLP, but the two themes we
Contest Time! -Win PMs and points!Contest hold by Tar0u and ElectricSilence!
 
Choose between MLP or wolves!
You can also enter twice to increase your chances!
- Please read the rules before you enter. -
 
Everyone who enters gets 5 :points: or 10 :points:, if they enter twice!
 
 
MLP – Caesius and Haller


Caesar and Haller are the main characters in a comic on which Tar0u is currently working on.
They are a couple, so we would highly recommend to use the themes
:bulletblack:Sunset
:bulletblack:Don’t mine at night
 
Wolves (our Sonas) – Tarou and Sil

Sil and Tar are really, really good friends, almost like siblings.
The themes we would recommend for them are:
:bulletblack:City Undergrounds
:bulletblack:Daydreamers
 
NOTE: The other themes can be used for both, wolves and MLP, but the two themes we
Contest Time! -Win PMs and points!Contest hold by Tar0u and ElectricSilence!
 
Choose between MLP or wolves!
You can also enter twice to increase your chances!
- Please read the rules before you enter. -
 
Everyone who enters gets 5 :points: or 10 :points:, if they enter twice!
 
 
MLP – Caesius and Haller


Caesar and Haller are the main characters in a comic on which Tar0u is currently working on.
They are a couple, so we would highly recommend to use the themes
:bulletblack:Sunset
:bulletblack:Don’t mine at night
 
Wolves (our Sonas) – Tarou and Sil

Sil and Tar are really, really good friends, almost like siblings.
The themes we would recommend for them are:
:bulletblack:City Undergrounds
:bulletblack:Daydreamers
 
NOTE: The other themes can be used for both, wolves and MLP, but the two themes we

It would be awesome if you could check these two amazing deviants, Tar0u and Liam-Blake. That's not necessary but would be really cool c:

Feature time! Have a look at Liam-Blakes Gallery :iconmegustamemeplz:
Werewolf Grayscale by Liam-BlakeXenomorph by Liam-BlakeChar Liam-Blake (Year 2014) by Liam-BlakeTornadoOutbreak by Liam-Blake



Deadline is in 2 weeks! (Might extend)


This is my 3rd giveaway.

Want to win 100 points?
Rules are simple.

1. Fav this journal to enter(This will be your number)
2. Watch me only if you like my work.
3. Comment done.

Yep you are now done just wait till the results are announced.
Winner will be selected from Random.org

If more than 60 people enter then i will increase the number of winners to 3 and points to 200.
Open till 4th September.

Anyone who wants to help me or want to place a prize is welcome.



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Features

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 1, 2014, 3:31 AM
Hello beasties, 

A selection of works that deserve your attention.

Teleidoscope 2014 - Tempest by DesireeDelgado Above The Clouds by EnchantedWhispersArt Lady portrait by JiaJenn31 Untitled by VICTORSKELET The Night Stylist by vacuumslayer Octopus woman by SoulcolorsArt 

The Governess by vampirekingdom Time Portal by Notvitruvian Stories of a hero by Altair-E the veil by magicsart 

. by OlAleksandra Rail road by JiaJenn31 Incubi by LenteScura Dream watcher by tamaraR Pandora's box by Manink 

Greenpy by wiksa Sick Media by MademoiselleKati Odile by IrKos Black Beauty by Katarina-Zirine GOLDEN LADY by Bojan1558 

Ici et Ailleurs by Marjie79 Energy by Lhianne Stille Kom Doden by LadyxBoleyn Forest Queen by Black-B-o-x Wanderer by FictionChick 

Awaken the soul by dangerous-glow The Magic of Nature by AndyGarcia666 Tarot by Manink Papillon by JacquelineLecocq Celestial Warrior Gabriel by Carlos-Quevedo 

Red Queen by MirellaSantana Blood Lust by mavigozlum Tenebris by octobre-rouge discoverer by beyzayildirim77 Weather ........ by Notvitruvian Dream Maker by Black-B-o-x 

The Executioner by Sandra-Cristhina Whatever She Wants by Flobelebelebobele Circus came by IrKos Bring Me to Life by Emerald-Depths Home by Neighya Lass Mich Fallen by ChristabelleLAmort 

My little Paradise 4 by IgnisFatuusII Walk in the Fog by Sisterslaughter165 Jellyfish by PerlaMarina Free by OlAleksandra In Tears by babsartcreations Parched by Poplavskaya 

In-the-forest by AnitaCreation ... by absumaniac Heart of Stone by pjenz Next stop: Earth by ErikShoemaker In the forest by Bathoriya 

Morena by Flobelebelebobele Structures From Silence by MoodyBlue Luna de Agosto by maiarcita Precognition by SpokeninRed 

Nike Factory by KellyNGin work in process by Alizadeh-Art The final journey by megan7 Light Beam 02 by transe 

The Forgotten by alexnoreaga Sounds Of The Past by j3ff3rson Volad by MariaJoseHidalgo dronning af knoglen by Celairen 

Silent Running by crilleb50 Dreamers by robhas1left Mermaid's cave by ElenaDudina Always on my mind by CrisestepArt ...Time To Go  Darling... by SweediesArt 

Remembering You... by Corvinerium Fly High Nick by Teddy-Cube Agnes Medusa Lisse 2014 by babsartcreations What`s Yours Is Mine by Nikulina-Helena 

Spring by Enamorte cat and goldfish by xuanlocxuan Comission. by Valkiria19 Womb by Alcove New York, New York by LauraHolArt 

Harley Quinn by Blossom-of-Faelivrin Ballet Tale by Abanna Night Creatures VIII: Frankenstein Bride by Chuchy5 Tudor court dress by DanielleFioreModel The Clown II by MADmoiselleMeli Pittura IV by MarinaCoric 


dark mind by rt13rosca Tired by MarinaCoric ... by Arwenlindorie Denial by DustOfReason The Makings Of A Good Day by EvaPolly 

Thanks for looking, have a great week!

Judas out.

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Daily Lit Recognition for September 1st, 2014


We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Recognition!
You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.

Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artists!



Poetry


Featured by: AyeAye12

PinesThe pines bend over
Crooked
Dark against a satin sky
Old and wind-twisted
Weary of winter
of going on
They stretch in a sweet spring sun
Stretch, straighten, and start over
pale new needles poke
out of paper-crisp wrappings
tender and soft
having never seen a winter

Pines by The-Story-Spinner

Simplicity brings out the finest
description of nature in this poem.



Featured by: Medoriko

post mortem.Some days,
we grow old:
our memories
folded,
packed away;
little love letters,
dated and sealed,
a correspondence
of youth,
dumped
on the roadside,
incongruous
with the fag-ends
and drifting crisp-packets
of the fast lane.

post mortem. by 91816119

Growing old is an inevitable process,
one that most people don't want to think about.
This poem is a smooth breech to the subject.





Prose


Featured by: Naktarra
Suggested by: chasingcloudbursts


train problems and solutionsProblem one.
You're nowhere near your room.
Problem two.
The girl next to you is incessant in her chatter of 'Oh my god, so like-'.
You quickly drown this out, and fish around the various objects in your purse for your headphones, hoping that you didn't leave them on your desk this morning.
You feel an urge to roll your eyes and sink further into your seat in the corner, forcing enough control on yourself to not slap her silly.
You were cranky.
Problem three.
You're pretty sure that guy in the corner was staring at you a moment ago. To make matters worse, it was through your reflection on the window next to you.
This became horribly apparent when you saw him repeating the motions when you reached the beginning of the tunnel, the sound of your music being drowned out by the noise of the train.
You picture yourself shooing him away, finding the glances all too uncomfortable.
A little creepy too.
Problem four.
There were no other problems, but you were hoping t


train problems and solutions by Entitaria

This humorous story is well-written and
relatable. The sarcastic tone makes it enjoyable
to read, while the interesting structure allows the
character to shine and lets the reader see into their mind.



Suggested by: MagicalJoey
Featured by: TwilightPoetess

Creepypasta: Nightmare of NightmaresEvery night when Wendy tucked her daughter Chrissy into bed, Chrissy would beg for her mother to check under the bed for monsters. Ordinarily this wouldn’t be so unusual, but Chrissy was almost twelve years old now. She hoped she wouldn’t have to take her daughter to counseling to sort this out. But tonight Chrissy didn’t make her usual pleaded request.
“Don’t you want me to check for the monsters, Chrissy?” she asked, praying her daughter would answer in the negative.
“I know that the monsters under my bed won’t hurt me tonight, mom” Chrissy said.
Wendy was elated. At last her daughter had learned not to fear what lurked at the corners of her mind. It was then, as Wendy bent over her daughter to kiss her goodnight that she heard a creak from behind her and her daughter spoke again.
“They’re too afraid of that new monster in the closet.”

Creepypasta: Nightmare of Nightmares by ShackleSoul

This short prose piece will do one
of two things: make you listen to children
more often about their fears...and never
sleep with the closet light off again.





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Prepared by: SilverInkblot


September Color Contest!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 1, 2014, 12:10 PM
Ladies and gentlemen... The contest is HERE!!!

YEAH! It's finally time! Let's get down to business!



This is a color contest! The entry period is September 1st, 2014 to September 30th, 2014. After that, one week will be used for judging entries. Please note that after September 30th, your entry will not be considered valid, so please try to make that deadline! However, if you for some reason can only upload it the day after or a few days after, you will still be listed with the other people that participated.:dummy:

The color is... BLUE! Yes, blue~! The color of Sapphire, which is September's birthstone. Happy birthday to everyone born this month!


Any winners of the contest will be added to AllArtCreation's featured favourites, which is shown on the front page their group.

Winning pieces will also be featured on DonateAllArtCreation's profile!




:bulletblue: What you have to do: :bulletblue:

:bulletblue: Compose a picture made of only shades of blue, like this color palette: www.colourlovers.com/palette/3… (This is a safe link, it leads to www.colourlovers.com)*
:bulletblue: Tell me in the description what the color blue conveys to you, what it means, and/or symbolizes. This contest is NOT for skill, it is for creativity-- meaning the more we're moved by your picture, the better chance of you winning, even if you don't have very good art skills!
:bulletblue: Your entry can be traditional, digital, photography, and even literature! Yep! This contest spans across all of these media.
:bulletblue: For literature entrants: make a poem, story or prose based on the color blue; see bullet 2 above.
:bulletblue: For photographers: Take a picture of something (or a lot of things together!) blue; see bullet 2.
:bulletblue: *Note: CRAFTS and other hand-made things count towards traditional art.

You can enter once per category. That means you can enter to digital art, traditional art, literature, AND photography, HOWEVER you can only win in one category for fairness.


:bulletblue: Due to prize constraints, we will have only 1 winner for each category, meaning only 1 person will win the digital art category, one for the literature category, etc. There will be 4 winners total, and below them in the 'winners' journal' I will list every single person who participated, even if they were a judge, prize donor, or someone who couldn't make it in time! And also a llama from me, if you want one :3



"Okay, okay! But what about PRIZES?!"

:bulletblue: Here is the list of prizes! :bulletblue:


For digital art--



LonelyZoner: Drawn commission (Please note she will probably need more time than others to draw your request!)

Tora-Sayo: Free commission of 1 OC, anime or real life character with a simple background

KoJewKi: 2 Art books (contact them for more details~)

Cuthillius: Drawn animal commission

Kirassvaeri: Drawn commission, llama (Please see her journal here for what she will and will not draw, along with examples of her drawings: kirassvaeri.deviantart.com/jou… )

TheTigeressWithin: Short story with the theme being winner's choice

OrionisZeta: Silhouette-style commission (contact him for more details!)

raiku321: Drawn commission

AikouDesu (me~!!): Drawn commission, 215 points, llama, your personal slave and/or friend



For traditional art--



LonelyZoner: Drawn commission (Please note she will probably need more time than others to draw your request!)

Tora-Sayo: 50 points, free commission of 2 OCs, anime or real life character with detailed background

KoJewKi: 2 Art books

Cuthillius: Drawn animal commission

Kirassvaeri: Drawn commission, llama (Please see her journal here for what she will and will not draw, along with examples of her drawings: kirassvaeri.deviantart.com/jou… )

TheTigeressWithin: Short story with the theme being winner's choice

blueberryblossoms: Drawn commission

OrionisZeta: Silhouette-style commission (contact him for more details!)

raiku321: Drawn commission

AikouDesu (me~!!): Drawn commission, 215 points, llama, your personal slave and/or friend



For literature--



LonelyZoner: Drawn commission (Please note she will probably need more time than others to draw your request!)

Tora-Sayo: Free commission of 2 OCs, anime or real life characters with simple background

Cuthillius: Drawn animal commission

Kirassvaeri: Drawn commission, llama (Please see her journal here for what she will and will not draw, along with examples of her drawings: kirassvaeri.deviantart.com/jou… )

TheTigeressWithin: Short story with the theme being winner's choice

OrionisZeta: Silhouette-style commission (contact him for more details!)

raiku321: Drawn commission

AikouDesu (me~!!): Drawn commission, 215 points, llama, your personal slave and/or friend



For photography--



LonelyZoner: Drawn commission (Please note she will probably need more time than others to draw your request!)

Tora-Sayo: Free commission of 1 OC, anime or real life character without background

Cuthillius: Drawn animal commission

Kirassvaeri: Drawn commission, llama (Please see her journal here for what she will and will not draw, along with examples of her drawings: kirassvaeri.deviantart.com/jou… )

TheTigeressWithin: Short story with the theme being winner's choice

OrionisZeta: Silhouette-style commission (contact him for more details!)

raiku321: Drawn commission

AikouDesu (me~!!): Drawn commission, 215 points, llama, your personal slave and/or friend


Now, GO CRAZY!!! :iconexcitedlaplz:


Hey guys!! ; c ;

It's going to be my 16th birthday tomorrow!  Bear Emoji-33 (Sad) [V2]
I'm so excited! I've come a long way being on deviantART, and I would like to celebrate with you guys! What's the best way to do it than have a raffle! :happybounce:

This is also an 800+ watchers raffle! Showing my great appreciation to all! Thank chuu to everyone!~♥

RAFFLE ENDS: SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2014

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Bear Emoji-10 (Long time no see) [V1]HOW TO JOIN Bear Emoji-10 (Long time no see) [V1]

Follow these simple steps otherwise, you may not be entered ; A ;

♥ Must be a watcher~ (This is to show watcher appreciation, of course :love: New watchers are welcome!)

♥ Add this journal to your favorites!~

♥ Comment saying "Happy Birthday!" just to prove that you have read through the rules carefully! (Otherwise, you will be ignored/not entered D: )

♥ Share this raffle by making a journal OR poll about it, but if you DO NOT LINK IT BACK, you will be ignored/not entered :(

CAUTION: IF YOU EDIT YOUR COMMENT, I MAY NOT GET IT. PLEASE COMMENT ONLY ONCE TO MAKE IT EASIER ON ME, THANKS :la:

There will be no extra chances ;o Everyone has an equal chance~


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Bear Emoji-01 (Good job) [V1]THE PRIZE Bear Emoji-01 (Good job) [V1]

There will be three winners Bear Emoji-31 (Hello Hi) [V2] 

All three will win a fully-animated Type 4 icon/avatar
 Illumine: Kai Satou Type 4 Icon by Vivi-ChuuIllumine: Vitous Schwartz Type 4 Icon by Vivi-Chuu~Delvin Lusk Type 4 Icon~ [FOR USE AS EXAMPLE] by Vivi-Chuu

-If we get 30+ participants, I will be adding a fourth winner ^-^

-If we get 50+ participants, I will be adding a fully-shaded chibi!
(Example:C: miseryrayvn [1/3] by Vivi-Chuu)



-If we get 70+ participants, I will add a fully-shaded half-body!

(Example:G: Happy Birthday to icefeatherartist by Vivi-Chuu)

Thank chuu for reading and I hope to see many participants! ^-^

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Bear Emoji-07 (Uh-huh) [V1]LIST OF PARTICIPANTSBear Emoji-07 (Uh-huh) [V1]

1. lightvanille

2. TikiTiel

3. MiyukiTakara1229

4. SeeThroughtheMist

5. Yalue

6. topazluck

7. Shino-G

8. grbdisme

9. Pizza-senpai

10. Lunaris-kun

11. SpiritSilverMoon117

12. Xx-Nightstorm-xX

13. KuchikixRukia

14. Sarusaurus

15. Light-chii

16. Caspain-Basset

17. dethtreeorigin

18. sakuraGx4nina

19. ColourfulStorm

20. bloodredbatwings

21. Clovis-thecutestcat

22. PermenantMarkers

23. SpiritSilverMoon117 

~:iconvivi-chuu:Vivi-Chuu



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Interview with Grypwolf

Mon Sep 1, 2014, 7:27 AM by SimplySilent:iconsimplysilent:



Today we have an interview with the amazing Grypwolf, a twenty-three-year-old digital artist from Finland! :la: Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!


Tell us a bit about your art and yourself as an artist. How long have you been doing art? What kind of art do you do?


Defy me by Grypwolf
Hi! My name is Jonna and I am a 23 years old digital artist from northern Finland. My mom says that I was born with the urge to draw and create stuff with my hands. As soon as I first time grabbed the pen in my hand, she had to cover our house with old newspapers - every single day, before I learned how to stay on paper and not to draw on everything I saw. But I indeed loved drawing and I still do. Of course when I still was a young, there was no computers and "digital art", so I started with traditional. My favorite medium had to be just a regular pencil or cheap markers. Oh that joy when every single Christmas someone bought me some paper and new markers to ruin because they just had no other gift ideas. and so I have been drawing all my life, without any breaks. When we got our first proper computer in the year 1999 - and of course access to internet - I got myself inspired to start with Digital art. Mouse and MS Paint it was back then.

But so, nowadays I do mostly digital art - as a poor student I hardly have money for expensive paper and traditional equipment.


I am a soldier on my own by Grypwolf2000 by Grypwolf


You state on your profile that you are self-taught. How do you think that affected your growth as an artist? Do you think it made learning more difficult, or is official schooling not as important as many artists believe?


My universe is foul by Grypwolf
Yes I am self-taught digital artist. And why do I claim to be like that? I don't think it is more difficult to learn things by yourself - not really. In this day and age at least when everything can be found in books and internet.

You CAN also learn to draw by taking lessons in schools. The thing is that you can't learn to draw there if you don't have the will and heart for learning within someone else's guidelines. Well, frankly you can't learn anything if you're not curious enough. Now don't get me wrong! I don't say schools aren't important for artists. Basics are important to learn and some may need schools to get introduced with them. It is just that, in my own experience all the art lessons for me have been some what - limited. You can't really express yourself there. In schools we are also educated to fear failure. There is no right or wrong in art and that is the thing that bushed me to learn some things all by myself - without limits and without someone telling me that the way I hold my brush is "wrong".

One last chance for remorse by Grypwolf
When I studied in Kainuu vocational college to be media-assistant, I already knew how to use Photoshop - for example, but of course I learned some new things there too. Obviously self taught people still have to learn from someone and online tutorials are written by someone but the idea is you are learning of your own free will through a non educational line. It consumes time. Some are not cut out for that.


Lead me astray to dreamer's hideaway by GrypwolfThey believed words of a wolf by Grypwolf


You also state that you use Photoshop CS3, Photoshop Elements 8, and Paint Tool SAI for your digital works. What do you use each one for?


I use mainly Paint Tool SAI for drawing. And I mean I create mostly everything in that program. Sketch, line art, colors, background, stuff like that. Then when I need to do finishing touches, I open Photoshop, which is excellent editing program also as it is great for painting. I don't use it for drawing anymore though.


Anticyclone by GrypwolfOkami - Amaterasu's Revival by Grypwolf


Do you use any special techniques in your work? (Using many layers, brush packs, overlays, etc.)


On top of the chain and safe from the rain by Grypwolf
It depends on the way I want to finish my art. For example, if I want to create highly detailed art with cartoon cel shading, I may end up using over 200 layers. And it includes own layers for each one, sketch, line art, coloring. multiply layer for shadings, overlay and luminosity layers for Light work, BG, etc.

I think the most crazy thing is when I start to add finishing touches in Photoshop or paint tool SAI. I usually end up merging all the layers together. This is a habit that usually will raise some eyebrows, since I may add more shadows or detail in BG with only one layer remaining. If I remember, I may save up a version with all the working layers but usually I don't do that.

This habit formed when I still had so slow computer that it didn't cope with the big file sizes of my works.


Your death wish by GrypwolfI accept no lies, no falsehood or deception by Grypwolf


What inspires you? Where do you get the concepts and ideas for your artworks?


Dreams, cup of coffee, Nature, Animations, movies, books, Deviantart and it's great collection of fellow artists and finally there is Tumblr. When I want to get ideas for drawings, or just raise my will to draw, I end up browsing trough DA or tumblr. All I usually need is shape of a body, single brush stroke or color combinations, or the pure feeling of the image to get an idea and inspiration.

I also have many artistic inspirations. All of them deserves to be featured some way or another but maybe I don't start listing names here.


Radical Dreamer by GrypwolfOn the run, caught up in this madness by Grypwolf


What are some tips for beginners looking to get started in digital art? Another way to look at this is: what were some of the struggles that you faced, and how did you overcome them?


Eternity set in her eyes + VIDEO by Grypwolf
Ah. Now lets see. As a kid I was so scared of the thought that someone will have their own (maybe negative) opinion on my art that I ended up bad mouthing my own art and myself before anyone could say anything about it. Now that is not the way to get people to like you and your art.

Just be proud of your work, even if someone tells you that you have done wrong - be proud of it still. What about it if one or two people did not like it? there will always be someone who will.

Also, if you are stricken by this so called "art block", don't fret. Human brain needs time to internalize learned things. They need rest. Actually the time when you are having art block, maybe the time when you are secretly improving and refreshing yourself. Just give yourself some time. Draw only things that make you feel good, don't push yourself. I know it may feel bad, but it is not the end.

Then again there is my favorite tip for everyone; There is no easy way around to get better at art. You need to work for it, Draw, Draw and draw and don't be afraid of failures! You will get there!


Not the right way, but it is my way - Timelapse by Grypwolf


Do you have any tutorials/walk-throughs of your own, or any recommendations you'd like to share? I saw your gallery of tutorials, so are there particular ones in there that you think would be the most helpful for beginners?


Shading tutorial by Grypwolf
Hmm. I don't have the most recent tutorial for shading in DA, but I think the one I have there, is not really out dated. I would like to make more tutorials on art but they are so time consuming that I hardly have time for them. I need to try harder!

Even so I have coloring / Paint tool Sai / shading tutorial in making where I will show fast and (hopefully) good methods for coloring and shading and I am sure it will be of help for beginner digital artists.

In Tumblr I also have some kind of tutorial for painting fur and for cel shading. I can link them here:
grypwolf.tumblr.com/post/71972…
grypwolf.tumblr.com/post/71973…


Puny, pale jailer of mine by Grypwolf


Any additional comments you'd like to make?


Eee. Well. All in all this was a nice interview and I hope I can be helpful for fellow beginner artists in future. I am only human so I can do only so much for them, but if any of your group members have something they need help with, they are free to come and ask for help. I will see if I can do anything about it.
^3^


Because of the reason X by Grypwolf


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