Some thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.I commission art a lot. I've commissioned from many different artists all over the world. And after several years here are a few on my own personal thoughts on commissionsSome thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. List you prices.
- Whether its flat rates or by the hour, artists that commissions should list their rates. Most the time the old saying "If you have to ask, it probably costs to much." really comes into play here. I'm so much more likely to commission someone where I can gauge my budget. I myself am a single income family of five. That means I have a budget. A budget means I shop around. So that means when I am comparing artists if I know what I can spend with one and not the other, I'm more likely to go with the one I know I can budget.
2. List your customers.
- It is so much easier for a person to know where they stand when you have them listed.
2½. Update your customers.
- Most artists have an idea how long something is going to take. Now it's understandable that the idea isn't always acc
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 41BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 41BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 412 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the feature of my deviantARTSupporters group.
But not that ordinary feature...
I decided to show you only BEST works.
Which means: technically perfect, interesting or just original.
:iconlovesplz: TRADITIONAL ART :iconlovesplz:
Cloud/Wind. by agnes-greenDragon 3 by NegraWaridiThe Cynical Scarecrow by BenAndSamsCastleIsle
spring by cloe-patraLight gold by Keila-the-fawncatLongview by LadyChristina
Athene noctua by TaniaAV...:::COM_Nathaniel_Alma:::... by RoUgEmIe:thumb315
The Founder's Favourites - 3rd EditionYou have here another opportunity to win a 3 month sub!The Founder's Favourites - 3rd Edition3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fave this article to enter the draw. More info here http://egil21.deviantart.com/journal/Some-opportunities-to-win-a-3-months-sub-284864653
:iconsmallwaveplz:Hello deviants and art lovers!
This will be a regular feature, published on my (Egil21) Journal and submitted to TheFavouriteShowcase's Journals Folder http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/34209706 as well.
These works are my Favourites from my +devwatch of :icongroupsplz::iconthefavouriteshowcase:.
This is a group for all, where a great team of Contributors tries to expose your work in various ways and where you can certainly find some favourites too.
Please take a moment to see this collection and enjoy
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), Journal, July 25, 1839.
Soul Drinkers and Imperial Guards!So today I received a treat in my facebook inbox from old colleague and now-kickass GW artist, Kevin "Kingmong" Chin: http://www.blacklibrary.com/Blog/Art_and_Soul.htmlSoul Drinkers and Imperial Guards!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Right now, I'm still awaiting a response from the Black Librarians to see if I am allowed to post some higher-res versions of my 3 Soul Drinkers covers here on DA. Till then, this is all they have up on their blog and all I have to show for, for now! For you Soul Drinkers fans out there, I was told not to reference any notable characters of the SD lore and come up with my own designs.
The general brief for the 3 covers was to have a tactical space marine, a captain, and lastly a dreadnought (being awoken). I thought it would be a neat idea to compose all the covers from a similar worms eye angle, not just for theatrics but rather to literally show the life cycle of a Space Marine as he fights and rises through the ranks, leading his brethren and eventually being entombed within a dreadnought to continue his tireless fig
Interview with *MadspeitersenMads Peitersen is a professional digital artist that lives in Denmark. His gallery consists of unique artworks, so i advise you to make him a visit after reading what he has to say!Interview with *Madspeitersen2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
First, please introduce yourself to those that might not know you yet.
My name is Mads Peitersen. I am 33 years old and I live in Copenhagen, Denmark. Early in my life I quit highschool in order to pursue an education in Animation, Illustration and Art. Since then I have been working with everything, from Creating art for animation, Tv Series and movies, computer games titles to advertising. Right now I am working for Tactile Entertainment, creating iPhone and Android games. It is very fulfilling and I really love doing it It brings out the kid in me, sharpens my creative mind.
You are a very successful artist, what do you believe are your most important features that made y
Art Feature 08.0|12 - Summer EditionSome of my personal dA faves in the fields of dark art, science-fiction, surrealism and more...Art Feature 08.0|12 - Summer Edition3 years ago in Personal More Like This
ENJOY THE PIECES!
Down by TechnochristThe Doctor knows best by monstergandalfPractice 0730 by Hardedge-MaelstromClemcrea jewels by Hostyle-0Echoes from the past by AlMaNeGrAInto The Unknown by overseer:thumb308833429:IOSIF KYRE by davemonstermanSpace Jockey Speed Painting by Methuselah3000feeling humane? by NiRHendolibraExxon 2525 by Len1:thumb317342254:marine by onestepartincoming by onestepartVampire's Final Death II by SamBriggs8 by Mere-Jorgobsession by EnastonHeirox ship. by kaijugod22The classic Clarke. by kaijugod22.Prometheus.Deacon. by BloodyLove44Fuckface by Darkcloud013CyberMechanical by noistromoAbyssal Redux by dloliver:thumb270029580:Android by DrakevensiaA Batman Sketch 2.0 by PhotoshopIsMyKung-FuAlien 2 by Sylwia77Kode 40 by Factory-10-18Study 8 by imagist
Random selection of personal pieces:
Skytowers - The 1st Unit by MarkusVogtSkytowers - The 2nd Unit by MarkusVogtExploration Phase by MarkusVogtExplorers by MarkusVogtInvaders 3 by MarkusVogtSkytowers - The Factoryworld by MarkusVogt
See more on my main website:
Me on Facebook:
Many thanks for view
Arches Highlights FeatureHere is a selection of the most amazing arches in our gallery!Arches Highlights Feature1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Encounter by Rachopin77
Dusk by peroni68
The traveler II by Wesley-Souza
Until The Dark by Ariel87
Passing Through The Gates Of Dawn by greyfortofmars
Dark Waters 2 by annewipf
Day 145 - Prison by MonsterBrand
200.000.000.000 by focusgallery
Congratulations to all!
Have a great day!
Publishing OpportunityHello fine ladies and gentlemen, I come to you today with some interesting news!Publishing Opportunity3 years ago in Personal More Like This
phoenixofthenet tells me that Eastern Kentucky University's MFA (Modern Fine Arts) in Creative Writing program publishes an annual literature journal called the 'Jelly Bucket'.
They also tell me that the reading period for the Jelly Bucket has recently begun, meaning that they are accepting submissions to feature and publish within the magazine.
The published pieces would gather no royalties or payment, however, this is still an opportunity to get some work published in a Creative Writing journal; the type of text that remains housed within a library for hundreds of years, being passed on from one reader to the next. You could be referenced in essays, your work could be read by people across the globe and you'll have a piece out there with your name on it, in acrylic print. Oh, and you'll receive a free copy for yourself if they feature you.
How to submit:
Oblivion!Here's the teaser poster I did in collaboration with Universal and Joseph Kosinski for Oblivion! ( And here's the trailer! http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=dQ3Mt9yiz6k )Oblivion!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/oblivion
Mayan DoomsdayDecember 19, 2012by techgnoticMayan Doomsday2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
December 21st Marks the End of Civilization
Muerte Aztecaby ~Zerj19
Who would you invite to your final deviantMEET or dinner party on that fateful day?
e are facing yet another grave prediction that we are in the
Earth Day: The Inspiration of the Natural WorldSince human beings harnessed the secret of fire the natural world has been seen by many only in terms of how best it can be exploited of its abundant riches. It’s amazing now to look upon the desert sands of the Arab lands and know that this place, the cradle of earliest civilization, was once known as “The Fertile Crescent.” All Europe was once one great forest – until all those trees were needed to create the naval armadas of dueling empires. Only the Earth’s natural forces, like earthquakes, have been more destructive and wasteful than humanity.Earth Day: The Inspiration of the Natural World3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Challenge, the Romance and the Inspiration of the Natural World
April 22, 2012 by techgnotic
Since human beings harnessed the secret of fi
Apparel Collection: Deviant BARKFrom sheepdogs to wolves to coyotes, dogs are inspirational in their energy and passion for nature and all life has to offer. Join us in appreciation of our furry canine friends with this cuddly deviant BARK tee!Apparel Collection: Deviant BARK2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We love creatures of all shapes and sizes. I grew up with dogs and have always loved them as friends and adventure buddies. This concept started out as sketches in my black book, and I worked out many styles.
From foxes to long cats to wolves to simple barking dogs, I was drawing them all in marker, ball-point pen, and pencil. I liked that each of them had a different feeling that was really accentuated by the choice of drawing tool.
During this process, I went to a drawing party, and there was a fun little canine there named Dexter. I considered him for the piece, along with some other dog friends of the same breed. Using brush pens, china crayons, and thick markers, I ended up with a multi-media piece that I think truly captures this little guy’s atti
Brian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent CinemaBrian TaylorBrian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent Cinema3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Outlaw at the Bleeding Edge
of Independent Cinema
Movies featuring the latest in high tech digital effects, eye-popping CGI environments and ear-splitting surround sound, are often described as “pushing the envelope.” But they’re mega-million-dollar productions that are delivered back to the studios by the filmmakers precisely as pre-ordered. Rarely is there danger of disaster, so what envelope has been pushed?
“Envelope-shredder” might be a better designation for Brian Taylor...
Who, usually in collaboration with partner-in-mayhem Mark Neveldine, has given the world such films as Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Gamer, Pathology, and recently Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Brian Taylor has chosen his favori
The Paintings are BreathingVisiting *MichelVictor’s deviantART gallery is like a trip to the local movie theatres. Only you never actually enter screening the rooms. You remain mesmerized outside in the lobby by the amazing movie posters – his flash art animations that billow, roll and flow, living, breathing paintings with their own soundtracks created by the artist.The Paintings are Breathing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thu Dec 21, 2011, 9:59 PM
Visiting MichelVictor's deviantART gallery is like a trip to the local movie theatres.
Only you never actually enter screening the rooms. You remain mesmerized outside in the lobby by the amazing movie
posters – his flash art animations that billow, roll and flow, living, breathing paintings with their own soundtracks
created by the artist.
Alien Threat in Pop CultureCould the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity's unity? Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film's story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to discover that an imminent alien invasion may soon wipe out all human life.Alien Threat in Pop Culture3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Jun 6, 2012 by techgnotic
Could the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity’s unity?
Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film’s story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to di
NEW FEATURE FOR FEBRUARY 2015NEW FEATURE FOR FEBRUARY 20152 days ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
February is almost here and time for another feature of amazing artworks for this year from our very talented members, which I hope everyone will enjoy and be inspired by. Our membership is steadily growing and at the time of submitting this journal is now 4,348 and our galleries as I always write, contain even more amazing and inspirational art, which is well worth viewing as well as adding to your .
About our group
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the 'Featured 7' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs and interfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, matte painting, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, 3D objects, commission information, tutorials and resou
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map
TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI SAI or Easy Paint Tool SAI (ペイントツールSAI) is a lightweight raster graphics editor and painting software for Microsoft Windows developed and published by SYSTEMAX Software.TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The painting application is available in both Japanese, and an official English translation. An unofficial fanmade translation for the software also exists. It can be purchased directly through the developers' website,and purchases through PayPal are now also accepted in addition to the BitCash and TelecomCredit payment systems that have been available for Japanese users.
Paint Tool SAI is available on Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
SAI Official Web site (Japanese)
SAI Official Web site (English)
I would like to take this opportunity to feature and promote a few tutorials that I've fo
Street Magician: The Photography of Chris Weeks→Street Magician: The Photography of Chris Weeks3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Street Photography of Chris Weeks
It was only after many long frustrating hours of trying to describe what’s so special about the photographs of cweeks...
That I finally realized I was trying to describe something that wasn’t there.
I finally realized that the magical something that sets cweeks’ works apart from others is that his camera disappears. There is no sense as you look at his photos of street scenes and other captures that you are looking through a lens, even the lens of a particularly talented photographer. There is a sense of simply walking through a town and seeing what you happen to see – without the
Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
BABY WOMBAT AND KANGAROO KISSINGTHE WINNERS OF THE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP RAFFLE ARE:BABY WOMBAT AND KANGAROO KISSING2 years ago in Personal More Like This
They all win 1 month premium membership each.
Another premium membership raffle happening here: http://fav.me/d5ahp26
Check out winehaus's project about 100 Premium Memberships; 63,600 Points
A big thank you to everyone else who participated this time around! I used the random number generator on random.org and the corresponding fave number from the fav list to assign the three winners.
A few stamps of mine
Meat lover by prosaix I wanna move things with my mind by prosaix I luff chocolate by prosaix Always tired... by prosaix Not a pussy by prosaix dA Muro addict by prosaix Sweet tooth by prosaix I luff cheese by prosaix :thumb2
What Superheroes Should Today's Tech Inspire?What Superheroes Should Today's Tech Inspire?3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Should Today's Technologies Inspire?
We got to interview a visionary futurist with an eye on technology about what would inspire today's comic book writers to create our next superheroes with knowledge of real technological and scientific advancement.
You never know when it’s going to happen – that otherwise quotidian moment when you suddenly realize your entire thought process has just been tripped up and cast down a cerebral rabbit-hole destination unknown. Little did I know that what began as a typically pleasurable lunch with spyed and makepictures during the San Diego Comic-Con last year would morph into a mind-expanding mental wormhole voyage to the future courtesy of another guest at our table, JordanGreenhall, known to me only as the co-founder
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
40 Amazing How To Train Your Dragon Fan Art Pieces40 Amazing How To Train Your Dragon Fan Art Pieces8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today marks the release date of How To Train Your Dragon 2. The sequel to the 2010 DreamWorks animation received very positive reviews: an 8.8/10 on IMDb and a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. Enjoy some of the deviantART community's tribute to the film.
Curated by madizzlee, Shyree, and me.
Astrid: Not the Face by avatarmiraiAcross the sky by Sabaku-no-hana
Hiccup and Toothless by ZipporaHiccup Cosplay How to train your dragon 2 by liui-aquino
HTTYD: Mistletoe by sharkie19How to make a smile by sorata-sNight Fury by DmitrysHTTYD - Toothless 01 by wynahiros
Toothless httyd by griffsnuff Toothless by LukeFielding
HTTYD: The Final Showdown by AdoobibullTwin4