Resourceful study.Since I will be tied up with school...Resourceful study.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
...I thought I'd compile a collection of the reference/study materials that I use and recommend to others. I will update the list from time to time (as I discover new things).
These resources are relevant for both digital and traditional mediums as well as technique and philosophy.
Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life by George Bridgman
Even if you don't draw people, I still recommend this book... as it teaches "blocking-in"/gestures. Copy the drawings/sketches from the book to help yourself build good habits.
The Zen of Seeing by Frederick Franck
Learn to see and you will learn to draw—this book explains how to see (with a more subjective approach).
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
A great reference for anyone who can't shut their brain (an
Four Words of Inspiration!Give me your most Inspirational speech.........Four Words of Inspiration!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But with Four Words only!
I'll go first. "Art is Life Loved"
It can be inspiring and silly as hell too.
Tweet me ....> http://twitter.com/kizer180
skype me ....> kizerilla
Blog me ......> http://kizerdabbles.blogspot.com/
Facebook me ......>http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=743286703&refrofile
I got more but can't remember them all.
The Next Top Monster! Win a Monster High Doll!:::EDIT!!:::The Next Top Monster! Win a Monster High Doll!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those who are following this journal, please go to my CURRENT JOURNAL
And all the details for the audition pictures are made available.
February Birthdays and CATs FeatureFebruary Birthdays and CATs Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
From my photo gallery
Love Animals by StockingLuvBn by i-love-my-petLovecat by L3xil3inPusheen, Stamp by BunnyFromTheHellA Cat is a Cat Stamp by Mirz123
:thumb211715190:Pallas's pastels by Sarahharas07Kitten 2 by Selenapdx
Grumpy Cat by flourfour89Cat of Sand by Sleepwalker1803Tiger Love by KozinuFirst Snow by Katerina-Art
Kici1 by Tomek3618Nightmare Kitty by MeachDarby:thumb341625036:
Do you see me? by francoclunRainyday Hat Cat by AmyReddCat SpeedArt by Owliscloud cat by anjourekloos
Just.:.An.:.Illusion by KnifeyCatHalloween kitty by CatsWireWelcome Home by black-brd
cookie warhol by essencestudios:thumb349705613:Amazing eyes by TriciaS:thumb349589973:
Purrr by Chuckie-TFelinus Spiralis by offermoordKotek w skrocie by modliszqa
katze by feldrandCat by marcgosselin:thumb347901297:cookie goes to the veterinarian by crazyruthie
I want to play :3 by Bastet-mrrSWEET KITTY DREAM by LIDIAMARINACat by riksons
Cat by ClaraBacouClarii walking happily (?)-Gift for Claramalka by Karu12Persian Prince Zoid Funny Cat by KingZoidLordGatito flojeando by tania-castillo
Cat masher by Gabriel-AliaStare Cat is staring by TixieLixCat eye by Udvardi
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Cats! Cats! Cats! -- Feature 03:iconfrostymorningbliss:Cats! Cats! Cats! -- Feature 032 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Toolie 3 by ShlomitMessica
Cats in Action 7 by Okavanga
Tso II by Imperius-RexSignature huntress by hoschiePaws Up by ZoranPhotoAutumn laziness by Zaiav
Foxy by ZoranPhoto:thumb328936161:Missed... by FurLinedi has taken over your seat by rexxar666
Team of Toddlers by CatStockErkanmatik_2012_12 by ErkanKalenderlishe's like a shadow by Meow-picsFeral Baby Murre 80 by CatStock
Tessa Kitty 3 by Rourke-1Gooddays by sueznMy Kitten Kenzi by TheMan268Elsa Is Joking by Lior-Art
sailor by epatlis
Sleeping Princess by essencestudiosFloeckchen by likecrumblingcookiesPeaceful by sueznMy Poupine by JocelyneR
Curious by misscreaveOur Kitty Vaso by PridesCrossingMust we get out now? by pergamjee
Sara by ElenaDudinaKittens I by TamarViewStudio
Feral Baby Murre 28 by CatStockupside down hello. by may-flower-smilethis is Rave... by iytjThe Monarch by tubbums32
cat black and white by GabiMiyukiCastelvecchio Cat by PicTdHappy Birthday Linley by 1001GNavelli Cats by PicTd
Kitten 1... by PicTd
lazy by PateticaSoturnaKitten 2 by PicTd:thumb171060668:Stairway to the skies by kayjensen
Bongo Portrait 2009 by SharonLeggDigitalArtBeauty by MadzphotosShe Will Destroy You by kayjensen:thu
How To Photograph Your PaintingsHow To Photograph Your Paintings1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How To Photograph Your Paintings
In this article I want to discuss a common problem that some traditional artists have. That's photographing your paintings. Whether it be for selling prints or just getting your art noticed online the importance of having paintings look great is key. If your fortunate enough to have a scanner for smaller pieces then that's great! But if your working on large canvases or paper then you can run into issues. The most common problem artists have are Glare, Blur and Color. All of which will be discussed in this article.
Anyone who has worked with acrylics and oils knows what a problem this can be when your trying to take a picture of a painting. This is not as much a issues for a artist working with watercolors
Birthday Raffle (update)It's eight days 'till my 17th birthday.Birthday Raffle (update)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
In the state of Texas this means I will be held responsible as an adult in the court of law.
Just a fun fact for ya'll about my state
So yeah, the RAFFLE~!
There will be three places and all of my little stars can join.
You can make a journal if you'd like and new watchers are welcome as long as you sincerely like my work.
I love each and every new star that joins my sky~
2 part Hetalia fan fiction with 2,000 words each chapter. Can be any genre, pairing, fluff, AU, reader insert, historical event. Cannot be lemon/lime/smut.
Upper body digital art of a character or pairing with a simple background can be painting or anime style. (concept is up to you)
Chibi art of a character or pairing simple to somewhat complicated background (concept is up to you)
3 stamps with animations (can be about absolutely anything)
1 thirty second AMV made with Sony Vegas
EMOTS COLLECTION Part Two ANIMALSLLAMAs have been transferred to a seperate pageEMOTS COLLECTION Part Two ANIMALS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
CATs and DOGs have been transferred to a seperate page
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:iconbearpokeplz: :iconbijouplz: :iconbirdmanbearplz: :iconboneplz: :iconbossplz: :iconb00plz: :iconboybunny-plz: :iconbugtestplz: :iconbunbunglompplz: :iconbunnehrabbitplz: :iconbunnyglompplz: :iconbunnyhugplz: :iconbunnylaplz::iconbunnyloveplz: :iconbunnyrapplz: :iconbutterfly1plz::iconbutterfly2plz::iconbutterfly3plz::iconbutterfly4plz: :iconbutterfly5plz: :iconbutterfliesplz: :iconbwavoplz:
:iconcamelplz: :iconchaosgerbilplz: :iconchusagiwoooplz: :iconcicikissplz: :iconcongaratsplz: :iconcrownpigplz: :iconcrypigplz: :iconcrypigplz: :iconcutedinoplz: :iconcutehiplz: :iconcutemonkeyplz:
:icondairycowplz: :icondancingpiggyplz::icondancingpandaplz: :icondeadhorseplz: :icondeadpandaplz: :icondeadpigplz: :icondexterhamhamplz
EpiphanutI have realized my place in life, my one true purpose: I will become the sleeping peanut warrior and defend my homeland people against the Cashew Crusade. It will be an epic conquest. My peanut people need me.Epiphanut1 month ago in Personal More Like This
...And when I get hungry, I'll just eat myself because peanuts are packed with carbs like that, yo.
MJ Club Chinese Rope BondageChinese rope bondage demonstration.MJ Club Chinese Rope Bondage6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Comic-Con: Day 1San Diego Comic-Con Day 1 is winding down to such wee hours, some sticklers might call it “Technically A Few Moments Into Day 2.” But we live by the belief that new days don’t technically start until after you’ve fallen asleep, and all of the deviantART staff in attendance are still buzzing with energy after such an amazing first day on the convention floor.Comic-Con: Day 13 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
For those of you unable to make it to San Diego, allow us to paint a picture for you.
Try not to get hypnotized as our deviantART signage spins from the convention ceiling!
The first thing you see as you walk in the door (provided you walk in at door G) is the radiant deviantART band of hope hanging from the ceiling like a beacon for artists and art lovers to join their devious brethren at the mecca of creativity: Artists’ Alley.
Like last year, deviantART is sponsoring the alley, offering comic artists comfy seats, slick carpeting, deviantART swag, and the contentment that comes from knowing how
Little lesson from oriental tyingLittle lesson from oriental tying6 months ago in Personal More Like This
No rush, no violence, just relaxation , and meditation ...
Huge contest! Draw/Write about Mira Sakurai!Hey everyone so I have a new contest that this time has 4 categoriesHuge contest! Draw/Write about Mira Sakurai!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It will be of my Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist OC) Mira Sakurai
The categories are
Solo pic (A picture of just Mira)
Duo pic (A picture of Mira and whoever you want, this could be Ryuji Suguro (Boyfriend), any other character or your own!)
Comic (A short or long comic panel, can be in chibi or whatever style you want)
Written (Write a story involving Mira)
Rules for all!
-No Hentai or R-Rating (Ecchi is alright as well as sexual meanings but no strait up porn for this one)
-Can't go against anything I have written or the story line (Mostly for writing, please don't write conclusions or already made story arcs)
-No character bashing (Even if you dislike a character please don't show in your work)
-You may enter every contest but only one entry for each
-No Tracing or using bases (I know some artist
Finding hope when your dreams are falling apartFinding hope when your dreams are falling apart10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This blog post was originally published on Lumecluster.com, wonderlands for the entrepreneurial mind.
“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.” ― Helen Keller
I’d like you to think back…to that first time (or the many times) when you (re)discovered what you’re meant to do with your life or to that moment when you thought you finally “figured it out.”
It felt amazing, didn’t it? Your mind was racing with thoughts and ideas. That huge rush of anticipation and purpose flooded your entire being because your life felt like it was finally heading
The Plagiarism ProjectYes, that's what I'm calling it now.The Plagiarism Project1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, there is a thief on Fanfiction who is stealing the hard work of authors. They're stealing Hetalia Reader Inserts (that's all I've identified. I'm not just limiting it to that category) and posting them under a different title and silly, misleading, summary.
If you're reading this, I've probably alerted you that you've been stolen from. Or you've heard about me from someone else. (Multiple authors have mentioned me)
More details for everyone!
This person is creating a completely ridiculous amount of Fanfiction accounts. With equally ridiculous names claimed to be, in the summary, an OC. (Absinthe, Environmental, Orchestra, crazy names, right?)
Don't bother sending this person a message. With that many accounts, and email accounts, it would be a miracle if they replied or saw it. Go straight to reporting.
My Friends List (those I'm watching) are all of the authors that have been stolen from or are suspected to have been stolen from. Some autho
PE: Presentation mattersPresentation mattersPE: Presentation matters2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's not just the artwork that tells you something about it's creator - on the internet, the way you present it is at least equally as important. Your painting can be a masterpiece, hanged in a local gallery, but as long as you post a blurry, badly cropped picture named "1564873" along with "..." in an artist's description, nobody will ever bother visiting your gallery. Creating a nice, representative profile page and setting a certain visual quality standard takes extra time and effort, but if you really care for your work (even if it's just a hobby), you should treat it with some respect.
I've already written a related article called The power of context that tried to explain how to place your work in a context in order to better connect with your audience, this one is focused
April Showers Raffle || 800 Point Raffle -CLOSED-Thank you to all who participated, the winner has been randomized, and they areApril Showers Raffle || 800 Point Raffle -CLOSED-2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Finally able to do the April raffle now that I don't have to worry about a deep bill to pay haha. It's called April Showers because the winner will be showered in 800 points haha- I'm sorry I couldn't afford more. It was originally going to be in the thousands, but I still have another anime con to go to... x'DD
You must favorite this journal. This will be your "raffle ticket".
(Optional) If you comment, you will receive a second "raffle ticket".
(Optional) If you post a journal featuring this raffle, you will get a third and a fourth ticket.
The winner will be chosen via www.random.org/ on April 25th (Saturday) and
The HuntressMy whole body aquiver,The Huntress2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The bow is subtle in my strong hands.
I yearn to use my deadly shot,
To watch the life leave the body.
The restrained energy coils up inside,
Like an elastic band about to snap.
I keep the calm exterior, yet the strength,
Of a thousand years runs through my veins.
The bow rests gently in my lap,
The quiver of arrows caressing my back.
The only things in my life I could trust,
But they were as deadly as they were gentle.
Pulling back on the smooth bow,
My hands lose their nervousness.
My heart leaps as I feel the power flowing,
Releasing the shot, I sigh contented.
The being I have become is despised,
The human I was is loved.
I leap on light feet out of the window,
Landing deftly on the ground I run.
I don't run away from,
I run towards, towards life,
Towards love, towards myself,
But I can't leave it behind,
I can't leave those who were there for me.
My bow grasped tightly in my hand,
The quiver bound tightly across my back.
I could never leave them,
Contest-Summer MemorySummer is almost over and school's about to start again. This contest is about your best memory from the summer, it could be a vacation you went on, a party, being with family/friends, etc.Contest-Summer Memory4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Only one submission per devaint.
A photo, drawing, story, etc.
Please keep it under PG-13
There will be three jugdes, myself, bee-rulz16 and her cousin.
A deadline-September 30, if needed, I'll move the date in October.
Have fun! If there are any questions about the contest, feel free to ask myself or bee-rulz16
3 Months Membership
Feature of your submission
1 Month Membership
Feature of your submission
Feature of your submission
Prize donates are accepted.
Watercolor Tutorial FeatureWatercolors are such magical media; you can try to master them but usually they have their own mind and they add little twists to your works without asking. But that’s just a big part of their charm!Watercolor Tutorial Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
However, you can always try to befriend with watercolors and learn how to lure them to show their best sides in your artworks. Here I have collected my favorite tutorials which I have found helpful when learning how to work with watercolors. I wrote few sentences of each tutorial to point out which tips I have found especially useful from that particular tutorial.
a) b) c)
e) f) g)
h) i) j) - Tutorial - watercolor+Gel Pen - by Losenko
a) Great walkthrough showing the painting progress from sketch to finished painting.
A whole packet full of watercolor secrets!
b) Another walkthrough showing tips for blending and a creative way o
PE Interview with DD Suggester Minato-KushinaAs part of Daily Deviations PE week we have interviewed the lovely Minato-Kushina who has been suggesting DDs since November 2010. She has since then had over 500 suggestions accepted and as a result of her regular suggestions, made her name known on the DD page.PE Interview with DD Suggester Minato-Kushina3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What first got you interested in wanting to suggest DDs?
I don't really remember the exact point when I started paying attention to DDs. I guess, I saw these beautiful pictures at the bottom of my page. Gradually, I understood that they were a kind of "award" for outstanding pieces. I was also wondering how some people could suggest DDs! By searching here and there, I found the way.
I eventually decided to send my first suggestion to rydi1689, the then Fan Art Gallery Moderator. She is so kind, she accepted it immediately! This encouraged me to suggest more and eventually to love this task. I am generally shy with others. So this gesture, although it may seemed normal to her, it was
Attention Watchers & Non-Watchers! (Features)WANT A FEATURE?Attention Watchers & Non-Watchers! (Features)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My subscriptions ending in two months, and I want to do nice things with it until that time. I love giving features, they're a lot of fun and they really get your name out there so if you wanna win a free feature for a week (untill my subscription ends) heres what you have to do:
- Fav this journal
- Be sure to comment with 5 links to the deviations you want featured (or you won't be entered in the random drawing). **this only applies to those not finding this link on the forum**
- Do not harrass any featured artists, or you'll be out of the drawing (even if they contain things you do not agree with or hate).
- No sexual-type deviations please. Gore is ok though.
- This is open to all, you do not have to be watching me to enter.
I'll be picking 5 deviants randomly every week, so the chances of you winning is high First random drawing will be on Saturday night, posted Sunday morning. Then every Saturday night until my subscription runs out.
Voice Meme Thingy [CLOSED]http://vocaroo.com/i/s0eKZyM4bhCNVoice Meme Thingy [CLOSED]3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, all of my senpais are doing this, so I'm gonna do it too! XD
Basically you ask me questions and I answer back with a recording of my voice answering your question! Oh this'll be such fun!
I will now take your questions!
Fate/Otome - The Romance Visual NovelIf you didn’t know it by now, Type-Moon fans are an incredibly passionate and creative bunch, and in the excitement surrounding Fate/Zero’s impending second season, it seems like the creative juices are flowing at a peak. We’re here today to highlight another exciting fan-project with a lot of heart.Fate/Otome - The Romance Visual Novel3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fate/Otome is an ongoing project to produce a fan-made otome game, depicting various beloved characters from Fate Zero in an alternate universe.
Welcome to Seihai Gakuen, the Holy Grail Academy!
As a new student, it’s the protagonist’s goal to settle into her surroundings and hopefully enter into a relationship with one of her fellow students or school staff. If you’ve ever wanted to strike up a romance with Gilgamesh or Kirei, this project might just be yo