Irrational Confidence and how it Helps the ArtistFolks,Irrational Confidence and how it Helps the Artist1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was doing some studying of construction this morning and it got me to thinking on some stuff that might be helpful to you crazy kids that wanna break into comics as artists.
When I was coming up, I had an irrational confidence. I didn't know it was irrational at the time, but I can now see it upon reflection. I just KNEW that I was gonna be able to do this one day.
But when I go back and look at old drawings I did, I think, "What the hell was I thinking?" I mean, I was BAD. I definitely could draw, but I was a complete amateur in every way. A hobbyist. I was a guy that had a better jump shot than his friends and somehow I knew that meant I could play in the NBA.
This confidence could have been a hindrance, though, if it was the wrong type of confidence. My confidence wasn't that I was already good enough to draw professionally. My confidence was in that I would look at art and think, "I can figure out how to do that".
I've seen plenty of guys along the way that had the w
TMNT 2012 SEASON 2 FINAL!!Enjoy!!TMNT 2012 SEASON 2 FINAL!!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
The Riddick 'Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest'The Riddick 'Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest'1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
How to Enter
18+ US Only
Submission Deadline: August 16, 2013 At 11:59 PM, PT - Los Angeles Time.
The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon,
PE: Interview Custom Widgets[deviantART related]PE: Interview Custom Widgets4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Since it is known that you can customize your custom widgets, it has become a new trend within deviantART. While it has its limitations, deviants - old and new - have been very creative to make the most out of it though. A lot of people offer resources for others to use and today I have asked three of them to answer a few questions for us!
Big thanks to SimplySilent, CypherVisor & UszatyArbuz for taking the time to answer my questions.
To let people know, who you are, please introduce yourself with a few words. Beside the custom resources thing, how do you spent your time on deviantART?
Hi there! I'm SimplySilent, and I spend most of my time on dA either messing with CSS or managing my group Rising-Artists. I also enjoy helping out at some of my other groups, randomly chatting with deviants, and writing tutorials.
Hey there folks! Look Boogieman is here! Haha… Sorry, I guess that w
average pay rates for comic book artists:"Generally, the good graphic novels fetch $100 - $300 per page, although professionals who have been in the industry for a long time can command as much as three times that amount. In fact, one elite illustrator commanded as much as $1,000 a page (on a 22-page comic book)! Most of the popular titles that artists, like David Cassaday, work on are monthly issues, which end up providing him with a six-figure salary. The back-end royalties on merchandise, trade paperbacks and movie royalties are also generous."average pay rates for comic book artists:1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"In 2008, Sean Jordan, founder of Army Ant Publishing, claimed established freelance comic book artists were paid anywhere from $220 to $4,400 per book project, which breaks down to $10 to $200 per page. Pencil and inker artists can ask for $75 to $200 a page. Colorists often fall in the range of $35 to $125, and writers and letterers make $10 to $50 a page. A lucky few dozen famous artists working for to
Celebrating Diversity #45With St. Valentine's Day behind us, let's take a look at some marvelous artwork that isn't all about love.Celebrating Diversity #459 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Blue Calm by almostacrayon The Flower by ArthurBlue
The Feeling of Blue by Questavia
Heart of the River - Leather Great Blue Heron Mask by windfalcon water ink by dreamsCrEaToR The Blue Mermaid by Nabilum
SBFF now online!DC Nation has posted 3 of the 5 SBFF!! shorts online for your viewing pleasure! If you didn't catch them when they aired on Cartoon Network (*cough*and you're too ethical about copyright to watch them on YouTube *cough*) take a look and let me know what you think. If people like them enough, maybe I'll get to make more!SBFF now online!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Make sure you take a moment to vote for your favorite SBFF (Supergirl, Wonder Girl or Batgirl) at the the little poll on the right side of the page.
And while you're at it, enjoy this unused pose from the episode "Grounded." This was from a scene that ended up getting cut. Wonder Girl and Batgirl were almost crushed by the tractor Superman deflected.
Wonder Girl and Batgirl © DC & Warner Bros.
Softness-art: Weekly feature XXV :iconsoftness-art:Softness-art: Weekly feature XXV 4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The white one by PrincessAlbertSweShadowplay by AngeliqueNadine
breathe, love is blind by maybe-paper-hearts
Behind the Scenes Brushing by ThePiggieWheek
The first dance by NorbertGalEquilibrium by TalesOfNightWing
...praha XXXI... by roblfc1892
yellow garden by karen-abramyanMy sister by Padera
997 by AntoMalani
Gold dust by TriinErgRays by White-square
Wild Thing by kazarinakristina
+fav Feature .4“Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.”+fav Feature .48 months ago in Art Features More Like This
- Marc Chagall
Beneath the Tulips by kuschelirmel
In Bloom by mickwag Gentle by malaugusto
"Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art."
FAN ART FEATURE:iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz:FAN ART FEATURE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconhikawaiiplz: THE SECOND EVER FEATURE from movie cuties excited!?!?!?!?!?! Well i know i am. below are some amazing pieces of fan art created by you lovely deviantas. please fav everything you love, join the group, and submit every lovely cutie piece of fan art you've ever created. !!!
PLEASE HELP PROMOTE THE GROUP!!!
...Deathclaws! by NorthWingScout in cp_well by NorthWing:thumb322303081:The Hunt by WildPencilSnoopy colored by FG-Arcadia:thum
Less than 100 FavsAll of these amazing deviations have less than 100 Favourites, make sure that you visit the deviation page to see the full-sized deviation:Less than 100 Favs2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
[ Feature Friday Volume 5 ]Yes. Welcome again to my fifth installment of my Feature Friday journals![ Feature Friday Volume 5 ]2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm Requiemachina, and I am seriously bored! (That was totally uncalled for XD) But anyway, I would like to congratulate all the participants who decided to take a few minutes of their lives to come check out my forum posts ([Feature Friday Volume 5] Free Features and stuff! (for premium members)
and [Feature Friday Volume 5] Free Features Newest or Best Art (for non-premium members)) and submit their works to me for this compilation!
Thank you so much for allowing me to continue this, which really relies on the submission from our fellow members here!
I love this journal skin. Do you? It matches my page lol
Anyways, here goes!
The Top Reasons for Manuscript RejectionOne of the things that the literary agency I work for does some weekends out of the year is teach seminars on query writing and the first 5 pages of manuscripts (which, basically just means the first page of the manuscript). The seminars last only a day or two, but aim to help writers improve their queries and start of their books so that they have a better chance of standing out in the ever-growing slush pile. Since I know many members of the literature community here aim to one day be published writers, I thought I would share our sheet of the top reasons for manuscript rejections. Please note: These are in no particular order.The Top Reasons for Manuscript Rejection1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Wrong genre Agents have guidelines for specific genres that they like to represent. Just like you and me, they have certain genres they love and certain genres they don't. Sometimes, it's not because of personal preference, but because they don't know the market for some books as well as other agents who are very passionate about
Featured Deviant of the week! 9/26/12hey guys, I'm so sorry for the delay of last week's Featured Deviant of the week. I came down with a bad infection and hit me hard for 2 weeks. I feel a little better today so now I can move around and do my daily stuff.Featured Deviant of the week! 9/26/122 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Featured Deviant of the week is Ardee Blancas :iconNeoSlashott:
I've been watching this guy since Danny Phantom first aired. his gallery is like my Sunday comics whenever I feel a little down. some of it has slash (adult contant so be aware) and also hilarious! whoever like's fanart of cartoons and a little bit of anime come look at his gallery. you laugh your butt off.
Timmy and Tootie Wedding piccy by NeoSlashott PPG... Teacher and Professor by NeoSlashott
.:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~:. Lila - Audrey Hepburn style by NeoSlashott .:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~:.
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CONTEST- A message from MynxCONTEST- A message from Mynx1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is Mynx here, the most beloved leopard on all of DeviantArt! I would like to inform you that indeed my birthday is coming up real soon! August 10 to be exact, Yes! That is the day I become one full year old. And in honor of this wonderful event, I would like to Post a contest to celebrate this VERY important event using all of my dear, sweet, Alexis'
The contest is Simple! Because this is my first birthday I would like you guys to draw me having the best birthday ever with your lovely characters! Thats right, make it a party!
Now, I am not even picky. That is the theme. Mynx, and an epic Party.
All kinds of art are aloud! Digital, traditional, journal dolls and even story's! Thats right if you want to write about me having the most epic birthday instead, thats perfectly fine!
The only thing I ask is please be original, No bases or tracing!
Now, to get to
Artist's Favorite Works FeatureHey!Artist's Favorite Works Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A few days ago I asked the people in the forums what their favorite deviation in their gallery was.
I got many responses from about 30 different artists, and decided to feature my favorites in a news feature! Here they are!
Drawings and Paintings
Sunset on the beach by Ronja-poniWaiting for my star by Ronja-poni
Esprit Vengeur cover colored by FG-ArcadiaDreams are being Caught by LilianSK
KIMONO: Mei by izka197.. :: SORCERESS :: .. by izka197
Art Trade- nheet by mochajellyCommission- oatmealtsui by mochajelly
Epic Water Fight by plangkyeHour Thief Colors by plangkye
Sweet Dreams by plangkyeForest bear by Ranay-L
Two Girls on DDR Machine CG 2 by MLBlueRapunzel by TiaVon
Hope by TiaVonexit here, please by ssoltan
Preflight Check Complete by a-kid-at-heartCappuccino Sunflower I by a-kid-at-heart
The fall of Gyertya'nos - II by DimensionSevenTight Squeeze by flowerhippie22
Colorful Drops 12 by flowerhippie22Fairytale Shoot-NORMAL by EricaD218
Artist WalkthroughThis walkthrough focuses on:Artist Walkthrough2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- guiding you as an artist and improving your artistic skills
So having said that... let's get started!
I have been drawing for a long time. Since I was little I would draw all the time on anything I could find. That passion for drawing and art has always stayed with me. But the problem is talent or potential will only get you so far. If you really want to become a great artist you will have to put in many hours of work. And you would preferably have someone there to guide you. Even now I am learning about basic skills I wish I had learned years ago. That is the problem of being self taught... you have to figure everything out yourself. Of course there are benefits to that too. Self taught artists are generally very motivated and passionate people. I have only come to the point where I am now just because I am passionate and slightly obsessed with drawing. But I want to know more, learn more and improve more. So that is why I am setting up this little drawi
Creepypasta isn't Itself AnymoreFor Creepypasta FansCreepypasta isn't Itself Anymore3 months ago in Personal More Like This
So today I was going through my deviantart messages when I saw these reposts of "Creepypasta Fading Away" when I decided to make this journal.
When Creepypasta first came out, it was amazing new and fresh and made you wonder if it was real or not. We had Jeff The Killer, Slenderman, etc. But today fans of Creepypasta have taken it too far. I am sure you have heard of the 12 year olds that killed there friend. Well its not only that that has been taken to far, its the fans. Here are things that have been happening to beloved Creepypastas:
The fans have turned Creepypastas into MLP characters ( No offense to Bronies because I am a Brony too). They are know happy and friendly, etc. Example "Slender: Would you like some tea?"
Fans have been posting Yaoi and Yuri with the characters and turning them into something there not. The Creepypastas don't love you, they wont do anything for you, they will just kill you, period.
Another thing is fans making fema
Giveaway: 207 pointsWELL HI THERE.Giveaway: 207 points2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I'm giving out 207 points.
All you have to do is favourite this journal.
Short and simple,
I don't see the need to make a long journal about this.
Edit: Welp. Seems I do. I forgot to put the deadline.. [jfc/]
You don't have to be a watcher or anything.
Edit: I had to edit the edit..
I'm so bloody smart.
Musically Inspired Design Challenge!Musically Inspired Design Challenge!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
It has been said that music is the universal language that transcends boundaries and brings people together all over the world. Our challenge to you is to create a design for a T-Shirt that is inspired by music! Tune in, turn up the volume, and explore all the octaves. Designing never sounded so good!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantART T-Shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose three designs from the highest-voted submissions.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on T-Shirts for all to see and buy!
Entries should display an original image or images that show music through art. Use notes, instruments, or musicians -- anything that shows what music means to you. For more inspiration on the deviantART Design Challenge, check out the
Best video resources for digital artistsLearning the theory without any practice is incredibly pointless when it comes to art. No book, no lecture and no video will ever teach you how to paint if you won't find the time for creating something yourself.Best video resources for digital artists1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
On the other hand, doing everything alone and without any instructions is the longest and hardest way of achieving anything. What's worse it doesn't guarantee you success.
Through the last couple of years I've been painting, I've learned that the best way for me to learn to paint is to copy techniques of people who know what they're doing. There's no better way doing it than watching videos with commentaries. That's why today I thought I'd share with you some great lectures, tutorials and demos I've found on youtube. Below you'll find a list of the best YT channels and samples of videos. Go and subscribe for more great vids!
Official channel of FZD School of Design which is considere
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Who takes requests?I really want my character Takara Kaede to be shared around so is anyone in a drawing mood?Who takes requests?2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have a feeling that no one will answer this really but I'm going into an artists block and need someone to at least help by drawing something for me. I appreciate it so much.
Thanks guys for reading this anyways!
Here is her resource:
Trouble at DCDC is having a hard week. Aside from the baffling backlash against Ben Affleck being cast as Batman, two other incidents happened which has pissed off a LOT of people. Here's a quick summary of each.Trouble at DC1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Harley Quinn Contest
In case you haven't heard yet, DC is holding a contest to hire fresh young artists to help work on the new Harley Quinn series. http://www.dccomics.com/node/305151 This is fantastic news for a lot of artists, as "breaking in" to the big comic book companies can be extraordinarily difficult to do and this helps level the playing field. However, the way they've chosen to hold the contest is to have everyone submit 4 illustrations based on 4 separate scripts... all of which depict Harley Quinn as suicidal and trying to kill herself "comically."
Now first off, I get the fact that Harley Quinn is part of the "Suicide Squad," and that these illustrations are likely poking fun at that. However I feel that fact falls on it's face since the term "Suicide Squa