My favorite Deviantart UsersSo these are my favorite Deviantart Users. Note that if you're not on this list, understand that its opinion based and that I love everyone. Also, the list will go from the least to the most favorite. So without further ado, let us begin!My favorite Deviantart Users4 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
-This bro seriously, thank you for helping me out on my Yugioh series. Plus he's a good friend of mine at High School.
-A good friend I met on Steam who was also a deviantart user as well. He's pretty damn good and damn you and your pyro in TF2!
-An old friend I met online, who is a pretty good artist, although most of her work is old memes but they're pretty funny and she does credit the people who made the meme itself. Plus when she was on here, I wanted to try and help her online. I have to say she's doing rather well.
-A good friend that I met years ago on here. While, we don't exactly talk much, he is a very talented artist, and damn, somet
My Really Long Webcomic GuideMy Really Long Webcomic Guide5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Jenny's Really Long Webcomic Guide
I have been getting quite a few emails and questions about starting up your own webcomic, so I decided to compile all the articles I'd written before into this one comprehensive guide.
This massive wall of text has several sections:
- How to start
- Getting the story started
- Readership & research
- The Internets!
These are my own guidelines, based on my own experiences, and these are my solutions to the problems and issues I have encountered along the way. This is not necessarily the one true way. There are probably many different solutions to any problem. And a bajillion books on this very subject too. But regardless of what I have to say, do what works for you!
So take your bathroom breaks now, because you'll be here for a bit! Sit tight and enjoy my blathering!
Part One: "How do you start a webcomic?" A Short Question... with a big, long, friggin' answer.
Okay, a l
How2-Ask artists you admireHow2-Ask artists you admire5 years ago in Letters More Like This
Have you ever tried to talk to an artists you admire on DA and s/he ignores you?
Well, there's a few tips on how to talk to them and get more comments back...
I don't say this will always work, because some artists are just too busy, or too shy to talk back, but it will work better than if you just bluntly ask a question.
There are nice artists who will answer your question, so make them feel a bit special for doing you a favor.
Here's my tip on how to talk to some big name artists...
===== MOST IMPORTANTLY!
1. Research first, check their blogs for FAQ if you have a question such as...
1. what pen/paper/program/medium did you use?
>>>(tools related, trust me, usually its on their FAQ)
2. Hi, you're good.... what do you recommend for a tablet?
>>>(Go to forums to ask that please, search forum for old threads on it, don't bother them with this.)
3. Hello, what brushes did you use, can you share it? Did you use Photoshop?
>>>(Don't ask so fast, search their gallery or u
Drowning InstinctTwenty secondsDrowning Instinct4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And there's no air
I can't, says her body
And her empty lungs agree
I can't do this anymore.
There is nothing,
Nothing you can do
No air to breath
No strength to move
Safe? They mouth it from the shore.
She's not crying
Or waving her hands
There's no frantic splashing.
Female Sumerian namesAnunit StarFemale Sumerian names4 years ago in Settings More Like This
Ereshkigal Great lady under the earth
Gesthinanna Heavenly vine
Inanna Queen of heaven
Kishar Earth pivot
AskTheArtist InterviewInterview with *JonasDeRo 11/11/12AskTheArtist Interview2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
<thefluffyshrimp> Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is ~thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview *JonasDeRo, a very talented artist and creator of many well-known works on deviantART.
<thefluffyshrimp> Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, JonasDeRo.
<JonasDeRo> Hello all, the pleasure is all mine!
<thefluffyshrimp> ~Fisharto asks "Without sharing too much of your ways to making environments how do you come up with ideas for painting?"
<JonasDeRo> Hello Fisharto, good question!
<JonasDeRo> I would say my main source of inspiration is traveling. I love painting but I love to travel even more; seeing cities, towns, nature really inspires me in the first
Lesson 2: Show, Don't TellLesson 2: Show, Don't TellLesson 2: Show, Don't Tell4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Oh, what have I gotten myself into?
First off, in writing you have two things to focus on: description and interaction. With description you present the scene, characters, and the props, and through interaction that scene and those props become relevant.
I, like many, have had my fanfiction.net phase. (And, as far as guilty pleasures go, there are much worse a number of them also facilitated on fan fiction.net.) But one of the things that ruins fan fiction for me now is the bare, amateur level of writing I find (it's a self-publishing site that accepts anything, so it's no wonder really). Something to give me hope is that the average fanfic writer is often inspiring to write above the average level of fan fiction quality, and I commend every struggling writer out there who happens to have a fan fiction hobby.
But in trying to be better, higher than the base, they often fail, and Show, Don't Tell is one of the huge problems there. Peo
Paneling tips for mangaPaneling tips for manga11 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Paneling is a part of Graphic design. O_- It's an art in itself, think of how you would do a collage and put together a puzzle, that's how paneling works.
You must understand the basic 2D design element:
movement, center of interest, value contrast, volume, size, perspective.... so on and on....
As for paneling.... there is no set way to do it, whether drawing the picture first, or draw the panel's first, or draw the panels and the pictures back and forth.... it's all upto the artist, as long as the result is satisfying to the artist. Just experiement and find the best way that suits you.
1. Panels must support your content: That's the most important thing.... if one line is going over an important character's head shot, omit that line and let the character stand out~ If one frame is more important than the other, you wish to make it a focus on the page, make that frame larger than the others, sometimes it can even overlap other panels alittle. However, being overly complicated
How To Get Noticed On deviantART V1.5How To Get Noticed On deviantART V1.5How To Get Noticed On deviantART V1.53 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
The tips that really work...
Thank you for all the help:
Wanna read V1.0? Click here.
So, you want to get noticed on deviantART? Then this is the right place to be! V1.5 includes the basic factors of getting noticed and getting popular, in slightly more depth and with more elements than in V1.0. So, get out your note pad and pen, you'll need to take notes...
Idea from seapuppy
Self promotion? Some of you may be thinking I'm crazy, that that's just being shallow...but the truth is, if you go about it the right way, self promotion can boost the amount of notice you receive without harming any one.
For example, someone gives you a favourite; go and thank them! You don't have to go all out, with a page long comment; a short and sweet comment on their profile page (perhaps add
Lesson 1: Identity and MotiveSo, now that we know characters are what makes the story, what makes the character?Lesson 1: Identity and Motive4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
There's a lot to the execution of a good character. I'm not going to pretend that I know everything about it, but there are two questions that the writer has to answer in order to make a reader care:
Who Are You? and What do you want?
Bonus points to all those having J. Michael Straczynski flashbacks right now. Let's use his magnificent Space Opera type epic Babylon 5 for an example. He used this technique masterfully, and was clever enough to put the questions right out there for the audience, with the angel placeholders the Vorlons asking the self-defining question Who Are You? and the demon placeholders the Shadows asking the selfish question What do you want? The heroes had to define whether they were heroes or not, making hard choices about the Who Are You, and the characters with developed redemption arcs had to grapple with the concept of What Do
Stone"You have a stone in your heart,"Stone4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
That rouses me somewhat. I look up from my book and out the window at the gray fog that's settled over everything like wet cotton. I imagine breathing it, letting it fill my lungs with gray. All at once, the room is suffocating and I push the window open and the cool air tumbles in and ruffles the pages of my book so that I lose my place.
The spell of the story unravels and some part of me aches to know that the sort of love that exists in the storybooks is never true.
She loves the lines of him.
"Are you listening?"
" Yes," I say without much conviction.
Rainwater pools on the windowsill.
"You you have a stone in your heart,"
I've waited a long time to show these flowers how pretty you are.
"Yes," I trace circles on the white laminate with a fingertip.
"Most days you can ignore it. And there are even some people who can make it lighter. But it always comes back. In the end it It always comes back,"
I should have
Guide to Role PlayGuide to Role PlayGuide to Role Play4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Before we leap into the types of role play and the rules lets discuss what role play (RP) is exactly.
Role play: To play a role. To personify oneself as a separate entity. In short, collaborative story writing.
Role play is often more than just acting as someone else. It can be used as a stress reliever, to help develop original characters: possibilities with collaborative story writing are endless. However, like all games, rules come with them.
We are all Human
Lets face it, while most of us wish to be super man and godly in strength, we are not. This applies to your characters as well. Its no fun to role play with someone who *blocks actions or situations simply because their character is too good for that.
Block/Blocking: To deny a situation or action presented to you or your character. Avoiding the situation all together.
(Example) *The sky bellows and turns purple, with one last rumble the clouds release a waterfall of rain upon t
Quick Guide: Story OrganizingA Quick Guide to Organizing Your Fantasy/Sci-Fi NovelQuick Guide: Story Organizing4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I'm going to try and briefly cover World Building specifically for Fantasy and Science Fiction (though it will apply in general to any setting), both major and minor Characters, and some basics of Timeline here. I am not going to walk you step by step through how to write your own story, but you should (hopefully) get some useful tips out of this.
I never used to organize my novels before I started writing. I have so many stories in my head, I would just pick one and start writing. I didn't have trouble keeping to the same details of a given character because I knew them so well. But after taking such a long break from writing Missing Puzzle Pieces, I really needed to do some serious work. I don't remember all the details I had in my head back when I started... in fact, I've completely forgotten the original ending. For those of you who don't know my story, which starts
what to do- Art VS Parentswhat to do- Art VS Parents5 years ago in Letters More Like This
Art career VS Parents is actually a very very common issue in many different countries.
First of all, you are not alone in this struggle, many many people are on the same boat sharing the same problem, including your parents.
A lot of parents tend to think doing art makes you starve, and you will be poor all your life if you want to become an artist. They are dead set on "a certain career means more money therefore means more steady life"
Truth is... whatever that popular career is... it may become less popular later because of so many people going into the field, thus lowering the demand. The supply and demand principle applies to all fields, jobs market changes.
OK. To start with the conversation... Lets make sure we know what they think that an "art career" is~~~
Research and Communicate:
Usually they don't know ANYTHING about that career you want to go into, usually the best way to go about it is research how much "salary" you will get paid with doing a certain job
Motivation and enjoying artRecently, I've noticed something very interesting. Despite the fact I'm on a course where I pretty much don't do anything, I've noticed something.Motivation and enjoying art4 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
I've drawn more here than I ever did studying art at uni. And what's even more amazing is that I've enjoyed it.
Recently, I've been on a bit of a downer concering my artwork. I hadn't been doing anything. I knew I should've been, but I hadn't. I'd tried many different exercises for drawing techniques and tried drawing drills. After coming to this course however, and meeting several friends, I began to realise.
I was enjoying the work that I was doing. Before, in uni, I had fallen into such a state, that it no longer seemed like something that should be enjoyed, just something that needed to be done. The most miraculous thing is how quickly I've improved over these past couple of weeks, from just wholeheartedly enjoying my drawings and getting stuck in. I now draw everyday, not because I think I should, but because I want to. I've stopped usi
The Artist SyndromeThis work is simply brilliant!The Artist Syndrome2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Says the artist in me.
I'll have it framed twice!
So precious it be...
Says the artist in me,
But what if people hate it?
So precious it be!
I cannot let them take it!
And what if people hate it,
And what if they hate me?
I cannot let them take it
I'll lock it away you see!
And what if they hate me?
A simple lock will not suffice!
I'll lock it away you see.
In a land of frozen ice...
"And that, my dear Mrs. Sutherland, is why I shipped my art homework to Antarctica!"
Design a country work sheetDesign a country work sheet5 years ago in Settings More Like This
For those people who needs to design their own world.
This is a form I will use from now on to help me design it faster and more complete.
original from: droemar's journal
Edited by mayshing 2010
Colors: (An example would be red, white, and blue)
Symbol: (An example would be stars and stripes.)
calender measure (time table): (Does their calender go by the moon, or sun? Or other planets?)
Races: (The races that inhabit the area, whether or not they're native.
Physical: (The ethnic description of your race: skin color, hair color, builds, dress)
Preference to fashion and beauty:
Weather patterns: (Tropical? Stormy? Cold? Earthquakes? Climate in general?)
-how the weather influence inhabitants behavior, travel
Major river and lakes?
Any construction a
ASKtheARTIST InterviewASKtheARTIST Interview2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
ASKtheARTIST Interview with algenpfleger
Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview *algenpfleger, a very talented illustrator and creator of many well-known works on deviantART.
Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, algenpfleger.
*quietly sits down and sips on a mysterious beverage
WAIT ARE WE DOING THIS OR WHAT
*Vellez asks "What is your creative process? Do you just research and then begin drawing when you get an assignment, or do you mull it over a bit?"
Hmm it usually starts with me getting the assignment since I spend my freetime drawing other things mostly (these days at least). As soon as I know what the client wants, I leave it alone for a couple of days and wait for ideas to sprout in my head. The rest is just craftsmanship, you know, drawing the stuff and everything. The real work is done as soon as I put down the thumbnail sketch.
~smarff asks "How saturated do you think the illustra
Characterization and NamesCharacterization and Names4 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Characterization and Nomenclature:
What's in a name?
As an author, one of the most important tasks in writing a story is building a character. Every small trait that a writer leaves, builds, and hints at, draws a reader into the story and gives them an image of each character, be it protagonist, antagonist, or miscellaneous extra. However, many writers overlook one of the strongest traits that a character can have: a name. Nomenclature can be one of the most powerful assets that a writer has in their endless battle to build a lifelike character.
The uses of a name
The craft of literature is always at some level a decision-making process. While names need not always be used, there should always be a conscious decision that a writer makes about a name. When making a conscious decision, one must be able to list the benefits that the choice yields: if one names a character "Charles," they should also to some extent be able to explain why th