The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.2Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.22 years ago in Personal More Like This
OBJECTIVE: SELL THIS DAMN BOOK, DANNY.
At first, Gabriel was nothing more than a character named ONE. He had no backstory, no face, nothing. I just wanted to create a character that was a badass, yet with a sense of humor.
I was inspired by such characters as Boba Fett, Wolverine, Deadpool and Clint Eastwood from The Man With No Name trilogy. I needed to create something that fit that build, however, I'll admit, it wasn't intended at first.
I uploaded him on December 8th, 2008, (which, you can find here: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/GABRIEL-107612010?q=gallery%3Adanluvisiart%2F7848546&qo=50) and he became one of the most popular characters of the series, if not, the most. Soon I started finding him on forums, websites, fashion blogs (what?), and more.
But what hit me so hard was that the majority of the comments rela
MY INSPIRATION...Wanna know who i look at and copy from these days? It's no one in comics. Nobody in film. Just this guy. He's why i draw these days. He's all i study. Thank you, YUTAKA NAKAMURA-SAN!MY INSPIRATION...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been tagget ;)I've been tagget by my friend :iconperoni68:I've been tagget ;)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rules (...or read the last senence in this journal )
1 - You must post these rules (VERY Important )
2 - Each person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
3 - Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create ten new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4 - You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5 - Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
6 - No tag backs
7 - No crap in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this." You legitimately (AKA, really, truly with all honesty) have to tag 10 people.
10 Things about myself.
1. I have a dog, who drives me crazy.
2. My room is a libary.
3. I'm one of this persons, who know some old dead languages, but cannot speak French or Spain.
4. I fear sharks and fluffy spiders, but like snakes.
5.I love frostiness and die if it's hot.
6. I learn digital paint all by my own.
7. My Userna
Odyssey II with Clive BarkerFAQOdyssey II with Clive Barker3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Collaborate, Publish, Write & Illustrate
CliveBarker starts us off with the Prologue for Odyssey II and selects the submissions for the final books. The ultimate creative challenge to produce the ultimate deviantART book.
All Guided with the Spectral Hand of Clive Barker.
Every Friday Lit submissions for the current chapter close - Chosen chapter revealed
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.4Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.42 years ago in Personal More Like This
Part 2, Sell That Damn Book, Danny: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-2-354730628
Part 3, I Was Not Ready For This: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-3-354860965
OBJECTIVE: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND STORY BUILDING
I began working pretty heavily on LMS during the first quarter of 2009. I had now a handful of characters, a rough idea of the story, and a general scope of what I wanted the book to be. To get started, I felt every book should have a theme. Movies do, right?
Spider-Man: Great powers, great responsibility.
Batman: Be more than just a man, a symbol, and be remembered a legend.
Star Wars: The myth of a heroes destiny, and the truth that allows him to be set free.
Who was Gabriel? What type of character or archetype was he? What were his rises and
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE... TEDxTEDxTalk in Sinchon, Seoul at the Seodaemun Art Center, South Korea, JULY 28thTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE... TEDx3 years ago in Personal More Like This
TED.com Event information: http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/4471
Tip of the Day: DestinyTip of the Day: Don't expect destiny to do everything for us. It's up to us to find and follow the path it leads.Tip of the Day: Destiny3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
If I could DD - featureMy small contribution for the community project "If I could DD". I'm taking the opportunity to collect some nice features without the stress that comes with the CV position.If I could DD - feature6 months ago in Personal More Like This
My category of choice is (unsurprisingly) Photo-Manipulation (although I was considering Space Art and Scifi for a moment).
Since I am not a real CV I took the liberty to ignore the lack of stock credits or description in some of the deviations, and some others already have a lot of favorits, but so what. Other than that they should all be eligible (I think). Enjoy the features!
7 Year Storm by leox912 Epiphany by xetobyte Praise your gods by Zethrix
Tip of the Day: Getting your foot in the door*Take note that this advice is meant for people that are completely unknown beginners that have no options and are looking to learn***Tip of the Day: Getting your foot in the door3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Comic legend Lynn Johnston (creator of "For Better or For Worse" gave me today's tip of the day. She wrote to me with some advice after listening to my audiobook "The Perfect Bait"
"I wondered if there should be a portion dedicated to people- students etc who are completely unknown, who just want to get a foot in the door.
Working for free is the answer. You might balk at this because some critics say this gives the appearance that there is NO value to skill and talent. However- consider this: Working for free gives you amazing experience. It allows you to practice on someone else's project, see your work in print, establish a reputation and learn- big time. People who won't work for free WILL pay for a course! What better learning experience is there than to work with a client- such as a library or an independent book store or a school- producing poste
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....It's good to be schooled and have experience working for different people.TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just be careful not to spend your entire life using your skills to make everyone else's dreams come true.
Be sure to make room for your dreams in this life as well.
Good luck on your projects for 2012!!!
The Resource RoundupHalloween EditionThe Resource Roundup4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Resource Roundup is a new, regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members have created to share with the world!
The deviantART Resources Gallery is an awesome asset for both beginning artists and seasoned pros. Check out some of these amazing submissions, which might help inspire your next artistic endeavor.
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Abstract Brushes 13 by Ghost-001-Crack Effect Brushes by funerals0ngGrunge Brushes 3 by KeReN-RCobwebs Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock:thumb200310505:
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My Other Bloody Method by Lady-Dementia-StockPhotoshop Zombie Walkthrough by conzpiracyHomemade Blood Tutorial by CaptainShort1Peeling Skin and Gore Tutorial by Deadstar-GrishTutorial: My Na'vi Avatar... by SolarShineThe Lighting Tutorial - Part 1 by kuschelirmel-stock
Celebrating Diversity #34Diversity surrounds us. We should learn to embrace it, no matter the form it comes in. Break out of your comfort zone and experience something new!Celebrating Diversity #342 years ago in Art Features More Like This
in dreams yet to sleep by sophiaazhou
Al coda by Escente
Double Portrait by NewAgeTraveller
Skull in branches by HelenaAlice
Vendanges by pontesrocs
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 14BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 14BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 143 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 THE BEST ONES works.
Which means: technically perfect, interesting or just original.
:iconlovesplz: TRADITIONAL ART :iconlovesplz:
Hamtaro's hearts box by fredvegeranoThe Silver Queen by ChashirskiyUnder the Drunken Cat by YtrilThe Wolfman 2 by 7-Year-Bytch
The Girl in the Universe by SilverChaimTeacup by Busbi:thumb262720221:
HOW TO USE MY STOCK(Update August 2012)HOW TO USE MY STOCK5 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction."
Since I no longer have time to track and +fav every use of my stock, you are encouraged to post a link to your use of the stock on the comment area of each image, so others can see your work.
Email is the best/only way to reach me. Do not email me unless you are sure it's important! I am firstname.lastname@example.org
MY RULES ("'Do as thou will't shall be the whole of the law")
You are required to give me appropriate credit as photographer where and however possible. My stock is free; the way you 'pay' to use it is by crediting me. It doesn't need to be in big letters on the image, it can be in text or a link or in liner notes, or whatever - but it's your responsibility to acknowledge if my work contributes significantly to yours. If you post a link, I prefer it to be to my personal website ( www.ranum.com ) My real name is
'Unseen Stock to art' - All entries and winners !The contest and votings are over and we have found the winners! One was chosen by you in the polls, and the other by myself.'Unseen Stock to art' - All entries and winners !8 months ago in Personal More Like This
For my winner I decided to have a first and second place, but it was still extremely hard to choose from all these wonderful
entries. You had amazing concepts and created some good looking stuff ! Thanks for taking part and for voting, it was
my first contest and I think it was really successfull (:
x x x
Winner chosen by the community:
"This is where heroes and cowards part ways"
More of his work:
x x x
Winners chosen by me:
(Please respect my personal decision - I know that not all of
you will understand it, but everyone has a different taste ^.^)
My list of 10 Must-Watch ArtistsI was asked to put together a list of artist that I would watch forever, and I am more than delighted to do so. There are so many talented artists on DA and I can't wait to share them with you!My list of 10 Must-Watch Artists2 months ago in Personal More Like This
In alphabetical order:
ChrisCold and his mysterious landscape paintings
daRoz and his stunning brushing style
EVentrue and the elegance in her characters
WANT TO KNOW HOW TOUGH BEING A MANGA ARTIST IS?Here's a schedule breakdown of the average week for a working Mangaka in Tokyo.WANT TO KNOW HOW TOUGH BEING A MANGA ARTIST IS?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
how bad do you want it?
Good luck on your projects!!!!!
In 2060, who ARE we?!As of tomorrow I'll have spent 53 years walking the Earth. OK… maybe make that 52.3 years walking, and 0.7 years crawling… Looking back over that time now I see a number of dramatic changes in how us humans live our day-to-day lives. For example, when I was born:In 2060, who ARE we?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Smoking was everywhere, from airplane interiors to hospitals to the neighborhood breakfast bar. And its negative health effects were not widely acknowledged.
- The typical family had a working father and stay-at-home mother. Society and economics was geared to support that lifestyle.
- Gays were well-closeted and few dared to peek out. Those who did were often openly shunned.
- Conditions like ADD/ADHD and Aspergers and many others were undiagnosed and even bipolar disorder seemed less that understood by most.
- Most houses had a single telephone (though some people illegally added another independently purchased phone off their single land line).
- Most homes had a single TV – B&W and not usually larger than 20". You ha
Philosophy on ArtSo I started typing this out in response to a thread, but realized it has been eons(well, over a year) since I have updated my journel so I figure what they hey - may as well post it there.Philosophy on Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Drawing and painting is a bit of an obsession with me, I would still do it if no one ever bothered to look at it, but not at the same frequency. The truth is we post here for others to see it - appreciate it - learn from it - be inspired in some way shape or form. A magnificent drawing means very little if it is not shared, it has no purpose past the point of creation. Creation itself has some value - but many of us would consider hiding something like that a bit of a waste. So that got me to thinking about what exactly is Art, the purpose and what most of us are trying to achieve with it. Like I said I would continue drawing without ever showing it, but I know I would lose some drive and inspiration if I could never get feedback or show it off.
Helpful Habits for CommissionersA lot of people have been asking me to write up something on the topic of taking and pricing commissions like I did with conventions, so here you go!Helpful Habits for Commissioners1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So what is a commission? If you didn't already know, a commission in way I will be discussing is when a person pay for an artist to draw them something. Neato, right? Money for art, couldn't be better.
Well there are a few catches to this art thing professionally and non-professionally; especially on an amateur level. First off, you wont get paid nearly what you should be getting paid...so if your motivation is money... you should pick a different field of interest. Second, you need to build your people skills. Third money management is key. Fourth, time management or cry in a corner.
Let's discuss the first point, not getting paid enough! Illustrators and professional artists in the industry are currently getting paid the same rates as they were 50 years ago... the exact same. Inflation has not touched the art field so we are making less
RoF Signature Feature: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2RoF Signature Feature: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 210 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fav this Feature for a chance to get your artwork presented in our next feature!
We will pick one Member that faved this article to be in the next one.
Of Angels and Demons
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Draw Yourself (x2) (EXTENTION)Extending this another week. theres been some great submissions and I wanna see more. plus chamba has been gone for most of this and I know he'd like to get one in.Draw Yourself (x2) (EXTENTION)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
new deadline below.
Draw yourself (x2)
Draw yourself (x2) Jam
So this idea came up a few days ago, and I figured it could be a fun personal exercise.
- Traditional or Digital BUT must be in color.
- Draw up a 'self portrait' of yourself in whatever style you like.
- accompanying that 1st image, draw yourself again in the opposite gender (side by side).
Friday, 12th of April, 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time
Just submit your finished piece to the "Draw yourself (x2)" Folder. If by any chance that doesn't work, Submit it to the FEATURED folder and we'll move it into the correct section from there.
My fellow gamers! What're you waiting for?It's a good year to be a gamer, isn't it? There are so many releases slated for the following months.. it makes NOT burning a hole right through your wallet very difficult. At least for me. Where awesome games are concerned, I have little to no restraint. Probably a good reason as to why I got into game development in the first place. Haha.My fellow gamers! What're you waiting for?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm curious. What game has you waiting with baited breath for its release?
Mine's kind of a toss-up.. there's a lot of really good stuff coming. There are two indie titles in the works that I'm really excited about, for starters. One is called Cube World , being developed by a one-man army that goes by the handle "Wollay". The first thing anyone would likely say upon seeing the game would be "minecraft clone", but the reality is the game seems to have more in common with Diablo and other loot-happy action RPGs. There's less crafting and house-building, and more exploring caves and forests and such
The Lonely PathThe Lonely Path2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
I I always thought of Thoreau’s comment as simply a word game — clever but ultimately false at its core. A Valentines Day without a Valentine means being alone and alone means being unhappy. It’s taken many years to finally understand the truth in Thoreau’s words. We are never so alone as when in the company of loving family and friends, our Valentine companion held tight in our arms – but knowing we are lost, unfulfilled in our dreams and visions, and untrusting in our own inner counsel. Now I hope to one day seek companions