Going away+25 Points Giveaway! (WINNER)Winner is :iconClovis-thecutestcat: Congrats!Going away+25 Points Giveaway! (WINNER)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you everyone who commented/participated! <3
I will be going on vacation to China this Friday (8/15/14)! I'm so excited! Only for 2 weeks though, which sucks
DON'T WORRY I WILL STILL BE ON DA (maybe) I stuffed a bunch of art works in Sta.sh and I will be uploading them throughout the 2 weeks.....unless there is no internet O_o
It's time for the AUGUST MONTHLY GIVEAWAY.
*Winner will get 25 *
Chosen using random.org
How to enter?
-Fave this journal (It will be your number)
-Watch me ONLY IF YOU LIKE MY ART. If you don't like it then you don't have to watch.
Please don't say "Fave" or "entered" or "done." It's going to spam my inbox. I already got your messages when you faved! xD
Instead, maybe ask me a
FREE GIVEAWAY!! :DI never have as much time to give back to the DA community as I used to (being an adult and all that jazz!), and therefore I've decided to hold a simple competition!FREE GIVEAWAY!! :D1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The prize will be a 12 month premium membership for DA!!!
To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is fav and comment on this journal. That's it!! You MUST do both.
The competition will run for 3 weeks. So starting today, the last day to enter will be the 12th September at midnight GMT
I will be randomly picking the winner with help from a random number generator. I will bestow the membership immediately afterwards.
Good luck guys! And thanks again for all the support you've given me over the years!!!! Much love!
30 FREE brushes, smudgers, erasers to download30 FREE brushes, smudgers, erasers to download3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's some fantastic stuff to help everyone out!
Click on the image to download 30 badass brushes, smudgers, erasers.. etc! Courtesy of Schoolism instructor :iconrobotpencil:
If you like it, please share and pass on the positive vibes!
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Eye colorsI found this chart about natural eye colors http://flopylopez.tumblr.com/post/85165756610/vashiane-natural-eye-color-chartEye colors2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and decided to point out what eye colors are my characters'
I think my own eye color is between T30 and T40
what about you? uvu
DA COMMISSIONS: WTF?I wanted to share this post I've seen on Tumblr. As a professionnal artist, I already know that I underprice my commissions. When you are a freelance, a drawing is generally 500€ to 1000€ when you're a beginner. On DA, I generally sell them at 30/50€. What to think about the new commission system, knowing that I'm already leaving my commissions for a low price?DA COMMISSIONS: WTF?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can easily understand: why do you open commissions then?
Well,I love drawing for other people, and most of commissionners don't even know the real price of a drawing (now you know!). But when I open commissions, this is because I've got the time, because I love to share with commissionners, to know their universe, OCs...and because it helps me to buy new fabric for reenactments too, for sure. But... Well... Shame on you DA! O_o
How can you sell a service for only 0.2/0.4$, knowing that DA takes 20% too?! O_o
It may be a good news for commissionners, but DA, you're killing the artists by making people think that a drawing cos
RESULTS ACG CONTEST: Why Do You Do What You Do?Afer some delay, sorry all... the winners have been chosen.RESULTS ACG CONTEST: Why Do You Do What You Do?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st Place Prize Winner goes to: :iconradioactiveroach: with - Well done radioactiveroach
2nd Place Prize Winner goes to :iconsayoran13: with - Well done sayoran13
3rd Place Prize Winner goes to :iconvissyscrafts: with - Well done Vissyscrafts
Everyone Who Entered http://anothercontestgroup.deviantart.com/gallery/47666111
~ 120 dA from donations @ ACG-PointsDonations (the more donations this will go up)
~ 150 dA from pindanglicious
~ 80 dA from Bliood-Kira
~ 50 dA from Shadow-Guardian0
~ Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
~ Permanent Page Feature from AnotherContestGroup
~ Feature from Shadow-Guardian0 (6 Months)
~ Feature from Bliood-Kira (1 Month)
~ Feature from missimoinsane
~ Feature from
Chibi Point/Paypal Commissions [WAITLIST CLOSED]Omg that went by so fast,,, Thank you so much for your time ;__;;Chibi Point/Paypal Commissions [WAITLIST CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
↳ Status: Closed
Opening 6-8 Slots (*´◒`*)
I'll get started on them as soon as I can.
Please be patient It may take about 1 week - few months ORZ
Disclaimer: If you are planning to order. Please reply as soon as possible! 48 hours or less! I had to add this in because
I have some people order/take a slot and not reply back at all or reply a week later.
Please note me your:
Number of orders (max 2):
Expression of your character :
Payment Method: (Points or Paypal)
Note: If Paypal, I only accept the payment in USD
For Points: You can send points once I open a commission widget for you, do not send points anywhere else but the widget.
Brushesesesesssshere are some of the brushes that use from fabulous people who have made them - http://miconart.com/films/ps_brushes/Brushesesesessss3 years ago in Personal More Like This
the curly whirly line rake one that i spam so much is from barontieri
Screentone or are you ...?Screentone or are you ...?6 years ago in Personal More Like This
" Screentone is a technique for applying textures and shades to drawings, used as an alternative to hatching. In the conventional process, patterns are transferred
to paper from preprinted sheets, but the technique is also simulated in computer graphics. It is also known by the common brand names Zip-A-Tone (1937, now defunct),
Chart-Pak (1949), and Letratone (1966, from Letraset).
A traditional screentone sheet consists of a flexible transparent backing, the printed texture, and a wax adhesive layer. The sheet is applied to the paper, adhesive down,
and rubbed with a stylus on the backing side. The backing is then peeled off, leaving the ink adhered to the paper where pressure was applied.A screentone saves an artist's
time by allowing quick application of textures to line art where a hand-shaded area would not be reproduced in a timely or acceptable manner. Much like halftone, the size
and spacing of black dots, lines, or hatches determine how light or dark an area will appear.
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.Respect Yourself3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide Pt02This is Part 2 of Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide. It is aimed at resource providers new and old - I'm trying to give some tips and pointers based on my experience both as a stocker and a photomanipulator. If you have anything to add (maybe you have an example from your own gallery I could insert - pretty please?), feel free to comment, I still feel like I forgot soooo much Any other comments are of course welcome as well. I hope this helps at least someProviding Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide Pt021 year ago in Art Features More Like This
>>What you will find in this guide:
Part 01: Introduction incl. Note on Copyright
Part 02: What should I put online? incl. Subject Choice | Dealing with Abuse | Technical Basics for Stock Images | Lighting setup | Tips and tricks on getting the most out of your camera | Post-processing images [you are reading it]
Part 03: Stock Rules incl. Where t
Let's get it started!Dear friends!Let's get it started!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I've got lots of feedbacks on my e-mail aftermy latest journal entry. Thanks for all that. And it's already decided that this blog is definitely going to exist.
What you will find there:
- copics and related tools reviews
- markers and mixed techniques
- materials research
- color theory
What you will NOT find there:
- tutorials about how to draw random fruits realistically, babies and flowers for cards
- critiques on your works
Original works and tutorials only.
Let's make it clear from the start: I'm not trying to make one of those blogs made for gathering more watchers and followers. I'm going to solve difficult art problems, looks for new and interesting technics and share them with all who's interested in it.
I will take requests, but it doesn't mean that I'm going to follow them. I will interprete them into somethi
Forums now live!Forums now live!Forums now live!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a while since I've updated my DA journal. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up that I now have a forum over on the website.
You can find it at www.jacktomalin.com/forum
It's early days, but feel free to drop in and say hello.
It's primarily going to be a central hub for things like product support, extended product information as well as a general chat area.
Contest - A 'Fat' Female Superhero VOTINGHey guys, we're voting now, check out my front page for the latest poll.Contest - A 'Fat' Female Superhero VOTING3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm a regular reader of Escher Girls, so when I read the latest post this morning, I was deeply concerned. The following post was submitted to Eschergirls and was not made by me. The artist is Selkiesiun
I DID NOT DRAW THIS PICTURE. :iconselkiesiun: DID. THIS IS A QUOTE OF HER EXPERIENCES.
I AM ONLY RELAYING THE INFORMATION.
Selkiesiun submitted to Eschergirls:
"This is not so much a critique post as it is a conformation of how absurd the standards of art in the comic book industry have become.
I traveled to San Diego Comic Con this year and participated in the portfolio reviews they where holding from Thursday to S
Using HTML on deviantARTUsing HTML on deviantART5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello and welcome to my little html tutorial. I've been working with html codes for a couple of years and I'm going to teach you what I know about using some basic html on deviantART. This won't make you a html expert or something and I'm not an expert myself but it will give just enough knowledge to make your journals, comments, news articles and other neat and lovely looking.
deviantART actually has FAQs about html but I still wanted to do this because they look a bit unorganized, in my opinion. Also, why would you want to look for those FAQs when you can just open this news article where you have everything in one place?
You may already know some of these, but I hope you'll find at least something helpful in this news article.
Some basic html
Bold text: <b>insert text here</b>
Result: Example text
This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's commen
Featuring Useful SitesMy Tumblr Posthttp://niaro.tumblr.com/post/12290832071Featuring Useful Sites4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Posting it on DA too because I feel like more people would see it here. /squints
I feel like featuring. So here's some stuff I think are interesting and that I use/would like to use more often.
Providing Stock + Resources - Part 03: Stock RulesThis is Part 3 of Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide. It is aimed at resource providers new and old - I'm trying to give some tips and pointers based on my experience both as a stocker and a photomanipulator. If you have anything to add, feel free to comment, I still feel like I forgot soooo much Any other comments are of course welcome as well. I hope this helps at least someProviding Stock + Resources - Part 03: Stock Rules1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
>>What you will find in this guide:
Part 01: Introduction incl. Note on Copyright
Part 02: What should I put online? incl. Subject Choice | Dealing with Abuse | Technical Basics for Stock Images | Lighting setup | Tips and tricks on getting the most out of your camera | Post-processing images
Part 03: Stock Rules incl. Where to keep the Stock Rules? | What to pu
Show your pet!Show your pet!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The contest for the best photo, drawing and painting domestic animals !
Participants may submit two entries for each category.
You can also take part in one category!
The contest will end on December 31, 2013
The prizes in each of the three categories are:
- First Place: 3 months Premium Membership
- Second place: 1 month Premium Membership
- Third place: 1 Cake badge
Here I want to thank all those who contributed to the creation of this contest!
The biggest thanks for :
:iconslixxrick: :iconsharpphotostudio: :iconludwl
I don't keep up with notes on dA very well. If you need to contact me to ask for clarification, please do so at my website.
* These brushes can be used for prints. You don't need to note me and ask.
* If you use one of my brushes/stock, please credit me somewhere. If you use it here on dA, feel free to credit me as redheadstock. However, if you use my stuff anywhere else, you must credit me as Obsidian Dawn (http://www.obsidiandawn.com).
* If you can't credit me, you'll need to purchase a commercial license for just $3. Information on commercial licenses ca
Women ArtistsThe other day, I attempted to put together a huge list of some professional and semi-pro women artists over on my tumblr, because it seems like too often women get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best Professional Artist category, but I was a little shocked to find out there hadn’t been another woman nominated in that category since Rowena Morrill in 1986. That’s more than a little ridiculous, considering there are so many women artists out there who are all amazing, who offer unique points of view and design solutions, and who need more visibility and recognition. While putting this list together, I was really excited to find tons of new artists I'd never heard of before.Women Artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art BooksAlvaroArte asked me if I could suggest some books on realistic drawing and concept art which was timely as I've been thinking about writing a post about it. So, in no particular order here are some books I recommend.Art Books3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Keys to Drawing (Dodson) - A lot of my early drawing lessons a knowledge was based in this book. Great exercises.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Edwards) - A cornerstone art book, it (re)teaches you how to really observe your subject with various exercises.
Imagination Station (Kistler) - While likely not applicable to you guys, it's a wonderful art book for little kids who find it fun and teaches good art principles.
Understanding Light and Color:
Alla Prima (Schmid) - This is not a how-to painting book but delves into how to think and understand light, color, edges, etc. My painting bible.
Imaginative Realism (Gurney) - This author of Dinotopia does a good job addressing how to approach realistically painting subjects that do
Daz Studio 4 Map Transfer Mini TutorialThe process is fairly simple. You load the desired texture on to Genesis in Daz Studio 4 (in which ever form, V5, M5 etc) Then under the 'Surfaces' Tab, select the icon in the top left corner of the window. Scroll down to Map Transfer. On the top left of the new window where it says 'Template' right click in the box area. Click 'New Template'. On the right side of the window is a list of the surfaces your current 3d model has. Daz have been very helpful here as they have numbered the relevant parts of the map that belong together. So it is then a process of Shift+Left Click each map region in turn. Once you have the whole group selected left click and drag them over to the Template1 that you created. Then change the 'Target UV Map to M4. You will need to have the Template1 selected to alter the 'Template Options' in the lower part of the window. I would advise a quality of 10, and dimensions of 4096. Then select an output directory. Here I would create yourself a dummy runtime in the PDaz Studio 4 Map Transfer Mini Tutorial4 years ago in Personal More Like This
PE Daily Deviations - So you want to suggest DDs?You're browsing deviantART or are simply checking your message centre and find a wonderful art piece. You want to suggest it as a Daily Deviation because you believe it truly deserves to be seen by the community as a whole. But how to properly suggest a DD? This article will explain the process.PE Daily Deviations - So you want to suggest DDs?3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Things to check before sending a suggestion:
The first thing you need to check is if the artist has been given a Daily Deviation in the past 6 months. Volunteers cannot feature anyone who's had a DD in that period of time with no exceptions, as this has been hard-coded into deviantART's system.
"But how do I check an artist's Daily Deviations?" you may ask. Simply go to their gallery, click browse and scroll down. If they have any DDs, you'll be able to find a link to them at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, you can add "/dds" after their profile url and click enter on your browser's address bar.
...wormhappy's photographer: http://www.roxgallery.com...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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