The Fear of Failure*The Fear of Failure3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Know or listen to those who know."
This quote is so important that we forget about the meaning from time to time, I´m glad someone mentioned on twitter the link to a Milton Glaser speech about the fear of failure.
In this Video below he describes the process of failure which seems to be contradictory to professionalism as an important asset for creative people.
He encourages to embrace failure and that by transgression an artist can develop a unique style that leads to a unique selling proposition.
In a world where everyone guesses that everything is already invented, the only way to find a niche is to allow, even embrace - failure.
Milton Glaser – on the fear of failure. from Berghs' Exhibition '11 on Vimeo.
In my opinion its important to be caref
How To Price Your ArtHow To Price Your Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There is a saying from Paul Scriven about pricing that targets freelancers & designers:
"Work either for full price or for free, but never for cheap."
I think there is much truth in it, because even a cheap price has itīs price. Sometimes cheap can be good to get you some reward as a beginner, but the hardest part is then to climb up the ladder.
The illustration below pretty much sums it up:
Thats specifically the way I work and what I suggest to students.
The question always is how to raise a price with a client, once you are good enough to actually charge more?
There is not one universal key answer to that question, but first off, it is important to know what keeps
Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.I know there are a lot of foreign art/animation fans here on DA, fans of works and artists from Europe and Japan. Dai Sato, the legendary writer for classic, foreign TV shows such as COWBOY BEBOP, GHOST IN THE SHELL and WOLF'S RAIN explains the process of creating an animated series in japan. Take notes for you students/fans out there and enjoy!Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Beware of this scammer! (new alias)[update 2] The scammer is now actively using this account: cayman90053, posting stolen work and accusing the original artist (chris-anyma ) of theft.Beware of this scammer! (new alias)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
[update] He has deactivated his account, but it's likely he will make a new one at some point. Keep your eyes peeled and don't let your guard down. >:C
For more info:
http://fav.me/d58rwuc http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/12/01/josh-hoopes-scams-two-more-on-deviantart/ http://fav.me/d5nqqcq
Watch out for people named: Greg Garwood, Josh Hoopes , Stive Raptor
Watch out for these e-mails used: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
known new accounts: cayman90053
possible DA accounts: accountings
former DA handles: dk950 , cirus8, warrioroftime82
Recently I was contacted by a potential client, but as I did my usual research on him, he turned out to be a rather active scamme
ATTENTION FELLOW ARTISTS!!!ATTENTION FELLOW ARTISTS!!! I am aware of the fact that the success of my Kickstarter campaign is not usual. There are a lot of popular projects on Kickstarter but unfortunately the art category gets severely neglected. I want to help change that and help fellow artists raise the money they need to launch art projects of their own. So...ATTENTION FELLOW ARTISTS!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone who pledges $5 and up on www.DrawingADrawing.com has the option of receiving an online e-book/downloadable PDF* sharing everything I've learned (and continue to learn) about creating, launching, and promoting a successful art-related Kickstarter campaign!
We need more art in the world and more happy artists to make it. If you know someone interested in starting their own Kickstarter campaign, please tell them about what I'm offering here.
Hurry! This project ends April 28th!
*PDF will be available for download in late June/early July 2012
PAINT MY OC contestAnd the contest is finally open. This is the second contest hosted by us and this time the theme of the contest is about our original characters. This contest is for digital and traditional art only. At the end 6 WINNERS will be selected who'll get a lot of great prizes. For more info read the rest of the article. And please add this journal to your favorites, so more people will be informed about this contest. Thank you.PAINT MY OC contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
P.S. At the end we'll randomly select 10 people who faved this journal and they'll get a huge feature in our journal. And one lucky person will even get points (400 ). Good luck to all participants.
Here's a list of the prizes the winners will get at the end of the contest. There will be 6 WINNERS, that means that there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each category. We listed the prizes only once, because winners of the first category will get exactly the same prizes as winners of the second category (if it says that winner of 1st p
Introducing the Premium Content PlatformIntroducing the Premium Content Platform3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is proud to announce our Premium Content Platform
Providing the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings by making digital files of their high-quality work available for download. Sellers are able to set their own prices while retaining 80% of all revenue earned, and buyers are able to quickly get the things they want with the satisfaction of supporting the artists they love.
What is Premium Content?
The Premium Content Platform was built to represent high-quality content — the premier pieces in an artist's repertoire of work. We encourage the sale of everything from comics or stories for download, to high-res files like .PSDs, textures, tutorials, brush packs, and more!
So you want to do commissions?A basic guide to setting up commissionsSo you want to do commissions?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When it comes to commissioning, there is so much that needs to be decided, arranged and thought of that it can all appear a bit daunting at first.
However: when following a couple of basic guidelines, setting up commissions really is not as hard as you think!
If you find the article informative, please it.
First things first
So you have decided you want to start doing commissions. That's great!
The first thing to do is to determine what you want to offer.
Do you want to offer drawings, or designs?
Will you be coding journal-skins for people, or will you be pixeling?
Take a look through your gallery and try to determine what you do best and what you like to do the most.
Because that will most likely be what you'll be offering.
Stick to what you're good at.
Don't promise what you can't deliver when someone is paying you for it.
Now that you've mo
Convert dA POINTS to REAL MONEY EDIT3: THIS POST IS NOW OUTDATED ♥ I will no longer answer questions on this post.Convert dA POINTS to REAL MONEY3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT2: GUUUUYS, PLEEEEEEEASE read through the other comments. Iīm 99% sure that your question has been asked AND ANSWERED before. :iconsobbplz: EDIT: Not EVERYONE has been given this future yet it seems.
It can take up to 14 days for your money to end up in paypal.
I donīt know if many people know about this or even how to do it..~♥
THATīS WHY IM GOING TO TELL YOU!
How to take point commissions and still earn REAL FRESH MONEY! :iconkissinguplz:
What you need:
Be a Premium Member BETA TESTER
Have a Paypal
That easy! :iconba-kyunplz:
However if you are going to do this dA takes a part of the money you earn. Around 20 Points on Every 80 points [I think]
Which makes you earn only 60 points even if you sell for 80.
Thatīs why I suggest you think that 1 Dollar = 100 points
Instead of 80, that way you wonīt lose anything on it. *w* ~
How to do it!
Patreon helpHey guys I want to start a patreon ( http://patreon.com/ ) and I was wondering if you guys could help me brainstorm some ideas!Patreon help9 months ago in Personal More Like This
So right now I have these ideas:
$1- every lil bit helps
$2- You get to see sketches and doodles before anyone else. Maybe 2 days before I post it publicly
$5- Above+ finished works 2 days before I post them + process shots like what the inks look like without colors + your input on upcoming works (you can suggest whatever you want and I might make it happen!)
$10- Above + entry into a monthly raffle where you could win all kinds of stuff
$20- Above + a random post card mailed to you with a hand written note + doodles drawn on (limit 5 people)
$30- Above + sexy pinup sketches (sometimes finished) and possibly progress shots for Slipshine (never finished works)
$40- Above + a digital bust sketch of whatever you want (limit 2 people)
$50- Everything (except the $40 option) plus a traditional bust sketch mailed to you with special surprises (limit 2 p
A muse in context IIRapport between my muse and I has grown a lot as we have gotten to know each other. I frequently recall a time during one of our first sessions in this arrangement, when I mentioned out loud that we don't know anything about each other. Although she is very cultured, I had assumed she was a pretty face with posing talents, like so many others, but her interests and aspirations set her apart.A muse in context II2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I like how uncomfortable her physique makes other people, other women. Some will say that they don't find her attractive, as if there is something wrong with me for choosing and pursuing her for my creative outlet, while other women will become noticeably uneasy and distracted and say irrelevant things about the photo or the model. As I have been a visual artist for the majority of my life and worked with models for some time, typical critique is limited to 'nice photo' or perhaps something about the compositional aspects, or genuine curiosity about how a particular person is a model at all, but wi
A muse in contextI acquired a muse, a model I met during my travels. I always imagined doing something like this, looking at the creative flexibility of other artists who have had a model to create with on a whim. Trying to replicate that flexibility leads to a dilemma with scheduling that is very cumbersome, the time expense of scheduling and rescheduling is greater than the cost of any contract I can negotiate with a potential subject. This contract is voluntary servitude to my creative interests, for a limited time.A muse in context7 months ago in Personal More Like This
The better option is to have one or two subjects, perpetually in your presence. This is the outcome I crafted.
Its interesting to think that I had almost attempted something like this nearly four years ago, with a new model in a rural town I almost moved to, for commerce. It makes me wonder if I would have been able to use her body like a marionette, or if she would have been able to resign her autonomy and cultural inhibitions as much I required for my creative interests. My subjects ex
Quote"Rather than say no, I can't say yes."Quote9 months ago in Personal More Like This
- Robert Fripp, about reuniting King Crimson
Wow.I am both surprised and touched by the messages I received after I decided to close down my Facebook and DeviantArt account as well as my other social media accounts.Wow.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I hadn't realized so many of you came to my page for inspiration and hope. Some of your messages made me tear up, some made me laugh, others just left me speechless.
All the time I was sharing myself, to grow from critique and to better understand myself. I enjoyed looking at the sort of work my followers made, and seeing what their lives were like, and seeing what they found beautiful or eventful or just wanted to share because they could.
After reading all of the messages, I've decided to keep my DeviantArt account active. I will still be deleting my Facebook though.
Thank you everyone, and I guess this journey is still going.
You've convinced me.
Hey there, Kaj!:iconkajm:, you know I get an alert in my inbox every time you mention me, right? And that you've done so hundreds of times over the course of years, vs. a piddly handful of response journals from me?Hey there, Kaj!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's especially cute of you, a middle aged man, to cry and moan about me on a teenage boy's profile ( :iconspazkid1997: )....very mature, totally not-at-all-fucking-skeevy behavior.
And as usual, you don't know how to read, or you know how to read but are willing to ignore the most important points and lie about them for the sake of further crybabying. Where did I say there weren't any such thing as black supremacist groups? The very post you linked to has me saying that there are none who "pose a threat" to us white people, and that is the truth. There is no manner in which minorities are oppressing white people or making life more difficult for white people. White people remain the most privileged in both of our countries. Racism does not "go both ways" in America or Canada. It is still
the new season of ScottChurch Presents starts now!our latest episode features the lovely Sarah Liz, go check it out!the new season of ScottChurch Presents starts now!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
ScottChurch Presents: Sarah Liz from TJ Pictures on Vimeo.
An Open Letter To The US PresidentThe following is a copy of a letter I sent to the white house to express my concerns over the scope of the NSA's civilian spying activities.An Open Letter To The US President1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I haven't published a journal in a while, so I thought I'd submit it to publicly weigh in on the issue.
Dear Mr. President,
I have voted for you in the past 2 elections, and I support your stance on most issues. However, I wish to express my opinion that I strongly disagree with your defense of the NSA’s domestic and international civilian spying activities. I recognize that it was not your administration that enacted these policies, but you have had over 5 years to repeal them or rein them in, and you have chosen not to.
It is impossible to guarantee that every person who will ever have access to the data being collected today will behave honorably with it. When a company loses control of the information that was willingly given to it, there is a backlash in public trust against that c
The Tightrope Walk of an Artist.I've found as an art nude photographer, that it is difficult to communicate with anyone outside my area of expertise.The Tightrope Walk of an Artist.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've also started to notice that most men remain little children in matters of sexuality, they never really mature.
The first thing you learn to do in this business, is shed the old Madonna-Whore complex that was ingrained within us.
The next thing, is to maintain an eye to art, and to shut out all the religious critics that want to hound, ostracize you, or cast you into hell for what you do.
The final obstacle, is understanding that some of the audience for this type of work is not always going to be to your liking. You have your thoughtful fans, fellow appreciators of the feminine form and spirit, the people who get the aesthetics of it all... but in the end, really, that's what? The top 35% , intellectually speaking, of the types, men and women, who are going to see your work. The rest are just dewds, or masturbating little boys, or else knuckle dr
Our JourneyI think back on those that we have lost.Our Journey1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Great moments, personal moments, sacred to each of us. Moments that touch our lives dramatically, that help shape us for what we are. The people we aspire to be. We love those we lost. We keep them special. We carry ourselves with what they gave each of us. We do all that we can to be better; to keep from taking their time with us for granted.
We think on the time lost; what more we could have had. Regrets, guilt, shame tear at us in images of the time we wish we could have had. Each of us must continue our journey with the hope that the knowledge, time, and love that the lost ones gave helps us each in our journey, and helps us to pave the way for those that need to walk after us.
If we do this right, if we keep the journey sacred... the memories, experience, and love can continue everlasting. Generation after generation after generation building on this more, and more... until we all together - over our time together on
Back in the saddle...Might have a new adventure in the near future; complete with photo gallery.Back in the saddle...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Fingers crossed that dates, times, weather patterns, zodiac, chicken puppets all work out.
A New Group for FractalistsOk, I know many of my watchers probably feel the same as i do about joining more fractal groups... you already belong to four, five even ten fractal groups and you are swamped with messages and deviations from those groups, so you aren't really looking to join any more right now...A New Group for Fractalists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I can understand that all too well. I've turned down a number of invites recently, and felt bad doing so, but we all know how precious time can be, we don't want to spend more time dealing with messages than we do making fractals!
But this time it's a bit different. This group isn't just about posting a bunch of fractals so more folks see your work, this has a serious purpose.
:iconRockGem: got the idea from one of the Literature groups which did a similar thing to try to help get literature more recognition from the dA staff as a valid art form. Maybe I'm wrong, and maybe I'm being too hard on our (likely already over-worked dA admins) but to me and many others, it often seems as if fractals are not really
Space: InfinityGoing through my uploads, I found this photoSpace: Infinity2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and I must say this is one of the best photos from my gallery. No latex, no heels, no fetish, so it got less attention than my usual uploads.
But this is the most emotive and real photo I have.
farewell to LiftaYesterday I drove to Jerusalem with a model for a shoot at Israel's only true ghost-town. Lifta was an Arab village on the western edge of Jerusalem. During Israel's war for independence there was heavy fighting in this area as Jewish forces attempted to break through Arab lines to reach the besieged Jewish residents of the ancient city. The villagers fled and the area was captured by Jewish forces and incorporated into Israeli-controlled west Jerusalem. Located on a very steep slope above a natural spring, the village was never re-populated. It has stood abandoned from 1948 until today. It has the distinction of being the only Arab village evacuated during the war in 1948 that was neither subsequently re-populated by Israelis nor completely destroyed during the war.farewell to Lifta2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I used to see this place from the window of a bus every time I traveled from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It's located immediately adjacent to the main Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high
new job :)sorry i'm always really behind with DA D:new job :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i wanted to say thank you so much for all the great responses and sorry if i haven't had a chance to get back to you, i really appreciate all of your comments, critiques, favs, and watches! thank you again!
and on that note, i started at Blizzard Entertainment as an Associate Character Artist on the World of Warcraft team a month ago