no talentno talent2 years ago in Personal More Like This
this is my final say in the argument against natural born talent vs skill. we all start out by drawing scribbles that slightly resemble things. i was about 3 yrs old here., and had probably already been drawing for some time since i was brought up in a family of artists. drawing only gives back with the time we give to it, and it takes a lot of patience, more needed in the beginning, and a lot of determination to keep at it even though we are continually frustrated.
hope this inspires some of you to keep going, or some of you to start, it will be even better if more of you, my dA friends, stop making excuses saying you werent born with the ability to make your dreams come true. the only thing holding you back is yourself. drawing is but a skill which we learn through lots of practice, determination, observation and patience. if you also have the undenied passion for it, you may see yourself getting further than others.
it also helps if you're able to be ho
The Surfer and the Merman Chapters + ComicI know I've already shared this information multiple times, so if you already know about all my links then this information is old news to you and you can just ignore this post ^^The Surfer and the Merman Chapters + Comic5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I just thought I'd share these links again because I still get messages/comments every week from people asking, "Why is this chapter missing?" or "Where is the next page?"
Long story short, a few pages and chapters are no longer available on deviantart because they are NSFW.
Fortunately, I have back-ups.
The Surfer and the Merman Comic (the whole thing, with no missing pages) : http://thesurferandthemerman.smackjeeves.com/comics/1325700/page-1/
The Surfer and the Merman Written Chapters (all 32 Chapters) : They are all on my tumblr, and unfortunately I cannot link my tumblr on deviantart because my blog is NSFW. However, you can easily search for my tumblr on google. My usern
OJAY SOTHIS LETTER IN THE MAIL MADE ME LAUGH SO HARDOJAY SO2 years ago in Personal More Like This
MY MOM WAS ALL "A FinancialBank letter to.. KURO BLACK"
AND I JUST LOOKED AT HER AND STARTING CRACKING UP BECAUSE HE'S NOT EVEN REAL LOL
AND THE LETTER'S FUCKING STUPID
IT'S "How to use a credit card wisely" THINGAMAJIGGER
I TOLD HER THAT KURO IS JUST A FIGMENT OF MY IMAGINATION AND SHE STARTED LAUGHING
AND THEN I TOLD HER THAT KURO'S NAME IS BASICALLY BLACK BLACK AND SHE LAUGHED HARDER LOL
BESIDES, IF HE GOT THIS LETTER, HE'D JUST STARE AT IT WITH A GIGANTIC SMILE LIKE "...RENNY EXPLAIN THIS TO ME, I AM A DUMB"
Folder Icon Directory:iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen:Folder Icon Directory2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: They work on Mac (so I'm told); instructions here: http://ginokami6.deviantart.com/art/Mac-instructions-372626782
WANNA MAKE YOUR OWN?: http://ginokami6.deviantart.com/art/Folder-Icon-Tutorial-Paint-net-412880154
So...I'm getting tired of updating the list of links on each new set of folders.
As such, I'm going to make one complete, constantly updated directory here.
Feel free to make your requests here as well. Just leave me the name of the series and the character (they have to be chibi though, they fit better in the folders lol). I actually prefer to do sets as opposed to singles, so don't be shy in requesting more than one. I reserve the right to decline (though I likely won't without good reason.) I can't guarantee they'll get done quickly or at all, but no harm in trying, eh?
Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 21Welcome to the twenty-first edition of Manga/Anime monthly features. Each month I will browse through the Manga/Anime gallery and find some of the most eye catching and wonderful pieces that have been submitted each month! This month's features are from deviations submitted in March 2011.Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 214 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Tieu Thanh by cantieuhy :thumb201620858: :thumb203202009: :thumb201163900: Karen, Queen of Diamond by maxwindy
:thumb200257039: ::COMMISSION:: Sobi Mizutani by Dopaprime Blue by meodualeo :thumb201065631: Theokost by Licheus
:thumb202156686: Mirror World by goldentigers :thumb199949752: Aceo - Chimeira by cross-works Autumn by MrMelancholy
Kyuketsuki by JemikaM :thumb201882467: priscilla by demon-rae Last Remnants by Gadriann :thumb200778280:
black wings by cicadella :thumb202382681: Mr.B by KlownCar empty game by namirenn The Lucky One by KayouVirus
-Nekko Freckles- by ken1171 Celcion by Amdhuscias + Doll + by Lap-chan :thumb200716785: .Commission. Night falls by Ysa
Dream9 by runawaywithyou :thumb2027735
Retro Future: deviantWEAR Design Challenge!Retro Future: deviantWEAR Design Challenge!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The future is now! And with deviantWEAR’s newest Design Challenge, the past is now, too! Don't let the present slip away from you. Zoom over to deviantWEAR to enter your creation into Retro Future: The Future That Never Was.
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantWEAR t-shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose based on the highest-voted submissions.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on t-shirts for all to see!
This time around, step back into the Retro Future and design a t-shirt that captures the essence of idealistic imagery of the future as imagined in the pre-1970s era. Skyscrapers that round to a bulb at their top, ringed with futuristic bands for extra sup
Perspective in photoshop tutorial available now!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lv1rJFH2mMPerspective in photoshop tutorial available now!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
November Raffle :CloSedoh yeah, i completely forgot about the raffle for this monthNovember Raffle :CloSed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Basically, all you have to do is FAVE this journal entry and COMMENT that you faved in the comments section below. YOU HAVE TO BE WATCHING ME FIRST.
Then i will pick the names at random from a bowl and i will announce the winner both on the journal and i will not them. PLease participate! i know my art isn't the best, but i will try my best!
The winner will receive a request drawing of 1 or 2 characters. Either chibi or anime/manga style.
The previous winner won :
So i hope you will participate!
The last day to enter the raffle is on november 20 at 6 PM (18:00) Eastern Standard Time.
Oh and anybody up for a 500 point raffle? check this out! their work is REALLY good: http://belovedwithkindness.deviantart.com/journal/500-Points-New-Year-Giveaway-404704010
Now he contest is over and i have picked a winner!!!
Thank you to everyone
Favorite Art QuotesWe have art so that we may not perish by the truth.Favorite Art Quotes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Life beats down and crushes the soul, and art reminds you that you have one.
For me, painting is a way to forget life.
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality... true art lies in a reality that is felt.
The question of common sense is always what is it good for? - A question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage.
James Russell Lowell
Listen carefully to first criticisms made of your work. Note just what it is about your work that critics don't like
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
Best place on the web?I wanted to share a few facts about a company that is very dear to my heart:Best place on the web?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's been my favourite place on the web for about seven years now. It also has some impressive little-known stats - it's the sixth biggest social network in the world. It has 28 million users. It set the standard for the user icon, and incorporated the first 'like' button. It was also, apparently, the first social network, 12 years ago.
I love it because I find it to be a wonderfully positive environment - way less haters than pretty much any site I ever invested any time in. It's supportive of creators, whatever level they are at. It encourages diversity, and doesn't judge it's users, no matter what they are into (pretty much!), writers, artists and photographers all.
It also, many people don't know, sponsored artist's alley at SDCC, keeping it in the main hall, laying down a soft carpet to spare feet, and providing padded chairs. It sponsored Tr!ckster, and the Spectrum convention. It genuinely - and I mean
Video process of drawing KiraiHey guys I've just made a video process of drawing my newest deviation:Video process of drawing Kirai2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you'll enjoy it! ^^
Why People Hate ArtI found this talk very interesting and absolutely agreeable as it makes some sound arguments against some of the bullshit that's going on in the art world and how to go about remedying it.Why People Hate Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
From the video's description:
"Art is often nothing more than a footnote to a (poorly written) essay making an unsound argument that uses technical and scientific terms inappropriately and without justification in an attempt to apply a veneer of rigour over their steaming pile of banal observations and utter nonsense.
This talk is a criticism of that tendency in the art world.
(c) 2011 Brad Blucher, Kyle Clements"
MyPaint 1.0.0 released!Here's what's new in this release:MyPaint 1.0.0 released!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A configurable toolbar has been added with dropdown widgets for colour,
brush, and brush settings.
Floating tool windows can now be docked into a
sidebar inside the main window.
A "Lock Alpha" mode has been added for
There are now some basic layer compositing modes
Mouse and stylus buttons can be bound to different actions via the preferences
There's a new scratchpad tool which can be used for thumbnails, notes, or
recording brushstrokes and colour choices.
Finally, there have been
numerous little improvements and bugfixes to MyPaint's speed, user
interface, and its brush collections.
Download MyPaint (only the sources, at the moment)
(and yes, there will be an updated windows build - as far as I know, that is )
Tutorial pdf is up in my blog!http://reiquintero.blogspot.com/Tutorial pdf is up in my blog!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A love letter to illustrators.I thought I would quickly share this tweet.A love letter to illustrators.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art in Contemplation of Its Own BecomingDuchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously “the artist’s”) and names it “The Fountain”. The most mundane, even off-putting, of objects is transformed by Duchamp into art. He submits it for exhibition and it is rejected. You might say the judges “pissed on” his idea. But the idea was born and persisted. Duchamp insisted the object was art because he as an artist presented it as such. “Conceptual Art” was born.Art in Contemplation of Its Own Becoming3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 7:59 PM
Duchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously
Tutorial and print size picture giveawayHello!Tutorial and print size picture giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are getting close to 100000 views so i think its time to end the wait. this is my thank you to all of you who have visited this page and supported me and my art.
I am giving you 2 gifts instead of one.
Gift one: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y6vk0vp25mxyq6l/5KDcctQA1n as i said here it is the video for the . its in realtime so you can see everything i do. hopefully it explains some stuff. unfortunately no audio.
Gift two: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cn9zp1lfenlevzf/final.JPG image at full rez. Well i decided to give it for free because i cant sell it as a print due to copyright issues. anyway along the time i received some requests for it. Please if you print it make a picture with you and the print and send it to me so i can see if you are happy make sure you click the dropbox download button (upper right corner) for the full rez
If you know someone that would like to see the video or print the Spirited Away artwork please give them my dev
AtmosphereAtmosphere3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hurry, the Storm is Coming by LindelCaineBig Top by Trippy4U
Couple in the storm by illegal-fallen-angellonely day by VincBlack
Little Wonders by PascalCampion
Oddly Specific Fetishes, Episode 5Victoria's Secret Swimsuit Catalog Pictures With No Head And A Plastic Cap.Oddly Specific Fetishes, Episode 53 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey, they say you can drop 8 to 12 pounds just by losing your head.
Truly an inspirationFRANCIS TSAI :iconfrancis001:Truly an inspiration2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Been watching him for years, his incredible work, his sense of design. Sadly, i was surprised to see his journal longtime ago, he got a disease that started to attack his body, so he wasnt able to use his hands anymore, but that didnt stop it. He is truly a guy you should admire.
And havent heard from him in a while, he was happy trying to paint in an ipad using his feet. Then a friend showed me a recent video, i was devastated.
I see lots of complains about people that are doing art or even in my case, like my back hurts, my eyes, i cant draw, my tablet sucks, my brushes arent good, i will draw tomorrow i have a lot of time. Complains complains that really are nothing-
You have no excuse to try your best. Francis Tsai its trying his best. He is truly a great artist i just cant matching in WILL, even with a tiny flu i cant draw. He is a real berserk, against all odds he has noe xcuse to continue drawing and painting.
Ego vs tirednessThe other day a friend told me that he meet an artist he liked in a con in san diego, and he said to me that he was a real douchebag. I replied to him, does he was all day signing to a lot of people at the both?, did he had pain in his back?, do you catch him running like crazy to the bathroom and you wanted to tell him the story of your life? Did you interrupt him talking to a friend he havent seen in 8 years? When you were talking to him the line was big so he interrupt you to give minutes to the person you didnt see at your back? Did he was sick and taking pills at the booth? Did he receive a call that he wont get paid and got mad? Did a close family member died recently and he just wants to be alone and shows no interest in your talking about Dragon Ball?Ego vs tiredness3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Those are the questions people never make, they just say i talked to him, didnt got the reaction i was expecting, soooooo, he must be a douche.
Strange because i used to think the same w
7th Annual Coloring Contest:...........ClosedCommission Me7th Annual Coloring Contest:...........Closed3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Final count: 74 great entries:
Little Red and Wolf: 16 entries
Cyber Works: 14 entries
Elegant: 13 entries
Beauty and the Beast: 12 entries
Butterfly Dragonfly: 12 entries
The Six Swans: 7 entries
Click Here for Popular Voting
Lady Gaga, Reduced to Ashes, A Phoenix to AriseLady Gaga, Reduced to Ashes, A Phoenix to Arise2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Reduced to AshesA Phoenix to Arise
If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it.
Today, Lady Gaga’s throne as a reigning pop diva is a 24 carat gold wheelchair, emergency hip surgery forcing the cancellation of her latest tour – a betrayal more devastating for her than for the typical performer, given her relationship with her fans. Her body has finally broken in sacrifice to the needs of her monsters for constant contact and reassurance. The question now is