So You Want to Work in Animation/Vfx?Watch this: http://youtu.be/9lcB9u-9mVESo You Want to Work in Animation/Vfx?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The documentary is about vfx more so than feature animation, but the reality is if you want to work in the film side of this indutry you will be doing vfx at some point since there are only a handful of studios which produce feature animation. So thinking "I'll be safe by just working in animation" is unrealistic. Everyone who is considering entering this industry needs to be aware of the things that are going on. I love my job and can't see myself doing anything else, but it's very important to realize that it's definitely not all sunshine and rainbows. The stress and hardship of having to move (often across states, provinces, and/or countries) is real. On one hand, its an adventure to get to travel so much. But on the other, it's very expensive and is quite counter productive to having a life of your own outside of work as far as having a house, finding a partner, etc goes. Hopefully some kind of change for the better will happen in the not too
Featured Creators In People & PortraitsToday's Featured Creators In People & PortraitsFeatured Creators In People & Portraits3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I wanted to translate from one flat surface to another. In fact, my learning disabilities controlled a lot of things. I don't recognize faces, so I'm sure it's what drove me to portraits in the first place.
Longing for warmth by gpprwo ai ni by Florin-Chisspeedpaint 19 july by Leia1987Gold Rush by MichaelOSingle Tear by Arenjatransmute by ceruleanvii:thumb316563306:The mask in the woods by irinamaoutcast by ellranoJuly Morning by tyiga
Fu by sambeesCentrefolds by fdasuarezBe my Valentine by Dark-AdonSunshine. by agnes-green
Imogen Poots by IndianRoseet l'homme est seul... by Christobaldo1971:thumb313496499:Fall by EliseEnchantedLady Nature by die-Seee:thumb314525497::thumb315659734:Sunset with friends by irinamaOne Notion - Disparate Ways by gokcegokcen:thumb99994976:
Barbie Klaus by MirRorielMaria Makiling: Ang Panahon Ngayon by charychuOf fractured light and void by LuneBleu:thumb313156883:Girl by DoloresLunasa
:thumb315209309:Mordred by vyanka
Friend by AugustStudios:thumb154
The Detrimental AweThanks for the ideas everyone! Here's the post many of you requested...The Detrimental Awe3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a sample of responses I've heard from some editors over the years when I've raised practical business concerns regarding comic book publishing:
"No, we don't know exactly what books you'll be doing, but we're (insert name of big publisher) Comics, so sign exclusive with us and not (insert name of competing publisher who has titles ready for you)!"
"This is a (insert name of big writer) book! I know he's late, but just think of how many people would love to be in your shoes!"
"The page rate isn't good, but at least you'll be getting to work with (name of big superhero whom you're supposed to be a fan of)!"
"We won't fly you out or put you into a hotel, but you should come so you can sign at the booth for us! Who doesn't love signing autographs?"
What do these statements have in common? They're emotional arguments made to sidestep yo
5 Art Selling TipsWhile I used to see "art sales" simply as bonus money coming in on the side, over the past few years it's become enough of an asset that it justifies an art dealer, record keeping, insurance, and taxes at the end of each year. It's currently 25% of my total income, and that has a lot of impact over my work. And just like storytelling, design and page flow--abstract principles that keep my career afloat daily--art sales also deserve to be studied, theorized, and understood.5 Art Selling Tips2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are guidelines, not rules. And while most of them usually work for me, they might not all work for you, so keep in mind that my market might be different than yours. Because not only do we not draw the same, we probably have different sorts of buyers.
1. Don't stay on a book for too long
I find that doing mini series of 4-12 issues is optimal for selling art. If you spend a year doing one-shots or 2-3 issue minis, you'll be hard for buyers to keep track of because it's too infrequent. And it's hard to make an i
Feel The Creativity!Hello All.....Feel The Creativity!8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
These two contests are now closed.
AS I HAVE BEEN AWAY FOR THE LAST THREE WEEKS ON HOLIDAYS AND I SEE A LOT HAS HAPPENED..... OUR TWO GREAT CONTESTS WILL RUN UNTIL THE 25TH OF JULY
So get your entries in...
A 3D Render Contest & Anime/Manga Contest,
Time for our Contest announcement,
On our Previous journals we announced that we are running contests throughout the year for our Different Art Fields and Galleries.
To be able to get through our Gallery folder Contests we have decided to hold two Contests at once.
3D Render: LET THE GOD/GODDESS DESCEND UPON US
A being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped by people
What if a God or Goddess decided to descend upon us, What would they look like? What powers would they show? This is the theme we are looking for in this contest.
Amazing Examples --
All examples I feel fit the Contest theme-showing what sort of work we are looking for.
9/11 was a big Tragedy, I feel for them, but...Its time to move on, like, Seriously, I know i'm gonna lose a lot of watchers and possibly some friends for this, but9/11 was a big Tragedy, I feel for them, but...5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am desensitized by the whole deal, Talk to me about the Tragedy, I'm all "Yeah, I pray for their families, i hope they get better", but, What about the tragedies in Other Countries? What about them? Just because it didn't happen in America doesn't mean "Hey, you hear about the bombing in Nigeria? Half of a million people died?" "Not now, Bubba, Too busy dry-humping the Flag Pole! GOD BLESS AMERICA!"
Again, Just because it didn't happen in America DOESN'T MAKE IT ANY LESS OF A TRAGEDY!!!
Yes, i know it is sad, Yes, i know that a lot of people lost their lives, No, I don't support Terrorism, so, don't even say it.
I support Human Rights, Not just American. HUMAN , Sure, I remember 9/11 as the day AMERICANS were attacked, but, I also support the Families all around the Earth, Those that mourn their Families and Friends lost in a Terr
Loadsa RAGE - Courtesy of Mask1985So does anyone here like mutants? I know I do, and I figured I'd give my talented friend Mask1985 a shoutout.Loadsa RAGE - Courtesy of Mask19855 months ago in Personal More Like This
These are some models from the game RAGE that he'll be releasing soon, alongwith a few other freaks for SFM/Gmod!
I love doing these sort of journal entries.
I'll update this page when he has them released publically!
Sex LifeThe farmer had a lousy sex life. The poor man could seldom if ever get any. So one day as his wife was reading on the bed, he came in to their bedroom with a sheep under his arm and said.Sex Life5 months ago in Personal More Like This
"See! This is the cow I have to fuck when you don't want to".
His wife went wide eyed and said! "That is not a cow. It is a sheep".
Upon he replied. "Shut up woman. I wasn't talking to you".
Intimate, touching, emotive VIIIThis feature is for all the happy couples in the world, the love shared in families, and for the good friends.Intimate, touching, emotive VIII2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What I see in these pictures.. The love, the warmth, the tenderness.. This is what I search for. I really hope I will find someone like you already did.
Look upon the sun
and think of that song you like,
and love me.
Love in the time by bullet382334. by kargapolovR
When The Tough Fall In Love... by JaimeIbarra
grand piano by suzi9mm
Random Feature #3 + Random tipAlmost a month has passed, so here's another feature!Random Feature #3 + Random tip9 months ago in Personal More Like This
This time with a tip on life and an update on my commission status!
I feature art based on what I loved/enjoyed looking (things that catch my eye) at in the undiscovered (BETA) area of Deviantart. Plus, I pick a few random people who watch me and feature their art as well, as a way of saying thank you! And of course there are some artists I just need to promote while I'm at it XD I'm not going to tell you which is which, just enjoy!
People on DeviantArt are crazy talented, so if you see something you like, give them some love!
12 Month Premium Membership Giveaway!I'm renewing my Premium Membership -- now that DA has the limited time deal to 'give one, get one' I might as well share the wealth!12 Month Premium Membership Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's how this is going to work:
You have until 1AM (Pacific -8) on DECEMBER 16 to enter.
Simply fav this journal to enter!
On December 16, I will use a random number generator to pick the winner, whom I will announce in a new journal post (and I will note the winner to inform them).
Feel free to pass this along to any of your friends or colleagues!
Happy Holidays, everyone!
THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.
VIEW http://fav.me/d5oa3z6 FOR THE RESULTS!
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRAHere's some of the most amazing and invaluable advice you'll most-likely ever get from one of my good colleagues and legends in comics/gaming, creator JOE MADUREIRA. It's what i've been preaching to you aspiring artists since i arrived on DA, but i think his POV says it perfectly:TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*WARNING: SOME MATURE LANGUAGE*
"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST?
Or a successful WORKING PROFESSIONAL?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I'm not usually a soapbox type guy, I don't like instructing people, and I think I'm a terrible teacher. But hey, it's Friday and I'm in a strange mood. So here goes:
I've noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: "Where should I go to school?" "What classes should I take?" "What should I study for anatomy?" "What pencils and paper do you use?" "Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?" "How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?" "When
A Tribute to Hans Ruedi GigerA Tribute to Hans Ruedi Giger8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
He was an artist you might not know.
But you’ve met his children…
It’s rare that a “new” iconic monster is born and becomes forever identifiable,—— no matter the variations, by generation after generation. So it was when George Romero created the ultimate “zombie” in his Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Zombie Apocalypse fans today may have never heard of George or seen the original “Night,” but the zombies they so love in fare like The Walking Dead owe their existence to Romero’s original vision.
In 1979, screenwriter Dan O’Bannon craft
Top 10 Prints of 2011Congratulations to deviantART's 10 best sellers of 2011.Top 10 Prints of 20113 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
By agnes-cecile By begemott
By alexiuss By Apofiss
By spyroteknik By DawnPaladin
By DanielaUhlig By loish
By: alicexz By :devadoniswerthe
Artistic Terms: LineEver been stuck on the word you need to describe a picture? Or been unsure of just what an artistic term meant? This Feature showcases examples of different artistic terms; this feature is devoted to: Line. Clinically, it's defined as "the visual path left by a moving point", but that's hardly a sufficient definition, now is it?Artistic Terms: Line4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Line is generally recognized as one of the six visual elements of art- that is it's one of the basic building blocks which and artist will have in his or her skill set in order to create works.
There are many different types of line:
Hatching and Cross hatching, (which can be used to add shape and value to objects)
Horizontal Parallels by lukerobertsSlobodne pruge by rafinerija
Diagonal In line by michelecannoneItsRed by FelixBurchardt
Parallel Parallel by vrupatelParallel by mottymotty aka, running in the same
Hello to all my watchers and friends.I am sorry for my absence at the moment, due to personal circumstances i won't be around for a few days, but will be back and answer all my back log in time, thank you for your patience and understanding, be back soon, take care now, stay safe.Hello to all my watchers and friends.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
And a happy belated fathers day to all the dads out there, miss you all, much love bye for now.
Tovarisch waits and little of WorkshopHey, you did not see me for a while. That because my internet provider block my DA about a month, but i dont do anything new, so you dont miss nothing.Tovarisch waits and little of Workshop5 months ago in Personal More Like This
But i trying to get my place in Steam Workshop and trying too get my poster into Valvestore!
So if you want help me with this, please, click that link - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=301770247&searchtext= and rate, add and comment my poster aswell.
I starting to work with SFM now more hard, so soon you might see a new poster!
Thank you for attention, comrades. Dosvidanya!
Writing Real, Original OCsHi. I'm Alexi. Before we get started, there's some things we need to get out of the way.Writing Real, Original OCs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My advice is not gold. It's probably not even silver. It's not law. It's just advice. But I've been writing for years, and I've been working on this for a few days now, so It'd be pretty nice if you listened to me.
Writing believable characters starts off pretty difficult. The first characters you write will probably be shallow, and/or idealized versions of
yourself. Your first villain is probably 'just evil because he's evil'.
Your characters fall into a number of stereotypes, and become labeled by them.
Maybe you want to avoid Mary Sues so you make your characters plain.
Maybe you write extrasuperfabulous people because you want your characters to be liked.
DON'T WORRY. THIS IS PERFECTLY NORMAL. EVERYBODY STARTS OUT LIKE THIS.
Throw this mindset out the window, because:
There is one thing that every main character needs to be.
They don't need to be
Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsWatch depthRADIUSBloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
A very small man can cast a ver