Thank you to everyone who participated in The Lexus IS Design Contest! Judges from MotorTrend, Calty Design, VIP AutoSalon, and Lexus, collaborated to select our winners, and were truly impressed with the quality and skill represented in all 25 semi-finalists.
This entry has an aggressive design with a bold stance showing IS attitude that stands out. It is almost animated but with just enough realism. It screams SEMA and is an instant eye catcher that will fit right in.
Menacing and sleek. This design has amazing aesthetic consistency and a great presence that introduces unique components front to back. It is both conceptual and consistent with the evolution of the IS line.
Fully embracing the Lexus spindle grill, the front facia is very bold and has just the right amount of attitude. The subtle use of color accentuates the lines without overpowering them.
Strap on your goggles, Riddick fans! Director David Twohy reviewed each of the 25 amazing semi-finalist entries into the Riddick: Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest, and after careful consideration, he's chosen three bounty hunters to win tons of cash and prizes! "You're not afraid of the dark, are you?"
"I had the pleasure of doing a lot of design work on the control room in the movie, from the interfaces to the holograms and such. Hybride in Montreal did a great job bringing it all to life, and it was fun seeing their tests and the final result.
I spent a lot of time time designing specific interfaces for certain scenes in the movie, and while a lot of that didn't make it in, it was cool to have to think through the sequences and decide how the gamekeepers would create things and manipulate the arena.
You can read a little more about it here in an interview with my VFX Supervisor Sheena Duggal."
The first stage is a simple line-art, but the second stage can not be the finished product. Notice the immense amount of details the artist has put. That took time, patience and skills. But the values of entire drawing is imbalanced in this second stage. The drawing has a bright white background for starter - in the foreground the tones are equally lighter. That can not balance the bright background. Even if we consider the drawing to be low contrast or light toned drawing, the small dark part still ruins the balance of the drawing. Also the part underneath the shoulder armour should be in shade and hence darkest. But the arm guards are darker than that even if it is a dark leather.
The highlights on the hairs should have been the brightest white part, but the dress is even brighter than that. At the end, too much bright strong white is engulfing the drawing and there is not enough dark to balance it. Even the tones are not relating among themselves as I said about the hair and the dress. After some advices on tonal contrast, the artist reshaded the drawing, introducing more dark where applicable and toning down the bright parts in the foreground. Now at the third stage, the drawing has enough darks to hold the bright background, and the tones are relating to eachother almost.
Now the drawing is prominent, lively and finally balanced.
Whether you've attended previous deviantART events, or you want to make this your first, this deviantMEET promises to be an event unlike any before. Opening with an exclusive storytelling session, deviantART CEO and Co-Founder, Angelo Sotira (spyed), will share behind-the-scenes stories about deviantART's inception and formative years. Then, stick around for the fun, traditional deviantMEET-type activities – sketching with friends, chatting with staff, and maybe even walking away with a bit of swag.
It's a rare opportunity that deviantART's CEO gets to share the vision of the company, where we came from, and where we're headed offline and outside of his Journals. We wanted to invite local deviants to have some fun with our staff, hear the tales that made us what we are today, and generally recreate the friendships you've made online at this unique offline opportunity.
After Angelo's talk, you can ask staff your burning questions, hang out and create art with supplies you've brought with you, and enjoy some free snacks. We might even have some devious swag to go around.
Feel free to bring your favorite digital tablet, iPad, sketchbooks, notepads, cameras, and laptops if you feel up to it! We can't wait to meet with you!
Creating a New World
Please copy and paste this into a Word document or deviation. Then highlight the information after the colons and type over it.
Time/Era: Exact year or approximate time
Name of Country: For fun, you could alter the name of an old country to amuse more educated readers. For example, I altered the Assyrian Empire's name for a conquering people to evoke images of brutality and Mesopotamia.
Geography: Keep track of all the places you mention and their approximate locations. I find it handy to draw a rough map of the area.
Landscape: Trees, soil, water, buildings... Imagine you were flying over the place in an airplane. What would you see down below? (And no, you can't write "screaming people who have never seen airplanes before and think the apocalypse has come.")
Housing: How big are the houses that the people live in, and what are they made of? If they're members of a migrant tribe, what do they use for shelter, and how do they
Writing Tips - Description
Description: Balancing Too Much and Not Enough
Theres an old adage about writing that says, show, dont tell. But what does that actually mean? Surely, were not expected to illustrate our stories, are we? Christ, I hope not. Some of mine are rather long.
No. What that means is that you should use your words to paint a visual picture for the reader. Talking heads are both boring and confusing, and should generally be avoided. If youre unfamiliar with the term, talking heads refers to the phenomenon where all, or most of story is carried out through the characters dialogue. You see it like mad in web and news paper comics, but it happens in prose as well.
The first, and arguably the most fun way to banish the talking heads is to make your characters act. This doesnt mean action, necessarily. The character can do any amount of going from place to place or thing to thing, but so what? Hes still not rea
It's Literature Basics Week over at Project Educate! Let's talk about settings. They're more than just the story's background. Make the most of yours!
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March Colors Contest (CLOSED)Contest Closed!
The March Colors contest is now closed, and admins will be submitting their votes. Due to the unexpectedly large number of entries, there will be runner-ups and honorable mention prizes in addition to the semi-finalists and finalists.
The results will be out as soon as we have enough admin votes!
The theme for the monthly contest is based on colors. Pick one color and create an artwork that centers around that color. You can interpret this however you would like, and all mediums are allowed!
The deadline to submit your entries is Sunday, April 6th at 11:59 PM GMT.
The admins and I will vote to pick five semi-finalists from all of the submitted contest entries. Then all of the members of this group will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite one, and you will be able to pick the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
Random Member Feature: MaddyluvsCats1This week's random member feature is of :iconmaddyluvscats1:, a young deviant from Australia!~
Her drawings tend to be dreamlike, colorful, decorative, and symbolic.
Here's a sample of her lovable gallery:
To be eligible for the next random member feature, please comment with your thoughts on this artist's work!
Have an awesome day!
Random Member Feature: 16Shards:icon16shards: is a newer member of dA who enjoys making dragon artwork.
Her artwork is superb and her oc's are downright adorable.
Here's a sample of her gallery:
Monster .:Speedpaint:. by 16ShardsIrazik Sculpture by 16ShardsIrazik by 16ShardsRace the Wind *Speedpaint* by 16ShardsCan't Keep Me Down! by 16Shards
Make sure you take a look at the rest, too. It was hard not to include her entire gallery in here.
(Please note that for the first work, 16Shards collaborated with AirSaber.)
If you wish to be eligible for the next random member feature, please comment with your thoughts on 16Shards' artwork.
Have a glorious day!
Feedback Corner #8Looking for some constructive feedback on your artwork? Welcome to the Feedback Corner, where deviants can give each other comments and receive some comments (as well as a feature) in return!
How this works
Reply to the most recent comment on this journal and leave a constructive comment of at least 3 sentences. If you would rather leave a constructive comment on the actual artwork, you may do that as well. Just remember to comment here as well to let people know that feedback has been given.
Write a new comment on this journal with the link or thumb code to an artwork you'd like some feedback on.
Wait for someone to reply to your comment, and then feel free to continue on the cycle! The more feedback you leave, the more you'll receive in return, so give it a go~
Not sure what to write? Try writing one sentence each for the following things:
What you like most about the artwork
What you think the art
Friday Favorites #64This week's theme is "Beneath". Each of these artworks was chosen by one of our admins, who also gave a brief explanation of how these artworks fit the theme for this week.
"From under, looking up into the sky. An interesting photo with lovely composition." Suggested by SimplySilent
"Looking at this photo makes me want to lie beneath beds of soft flowers. " Suggested by SimplySilent
"Beneath the water's surface, a serene and unknown place full of creatures of which we seen and some of which we haven't. This image fits very well with the theme using wonderful technical skill and beautiful composition. " Suggested by cat-breath
"The place we seem to always end up at, beneath the night sky. A great place to ponder and feel wonder. The negative space along
Changes to the Critique Me FolderNew Rules
In order to ensure that all of the submissions to the Critique Me folder receive feedback in a timely manner, we have decided to create a new set of rules for submission:
Before making a submission to the Critique Me folder, you must first write two constructive comments or critiques for two deviations, one from Critique Me 1 and one from Critique Me 2.
You must then comment with the links to the two artworks you critiqued in the "Feedback" section of your submission ticket (see tutorial below for more information).
In return, you are guaranteed to receive two constructive comments/critiques on your submitted deviation.
The submission limit is currently one deviation per week.
How to Submit
Please write a constr
Rising-Artists Chat Event! (Reminder)Join us for a chat event filled with epic games and awesome prizes. While this will be hosted by Rising-Artists, you do not have to be a member to participate. Every deviant is welcome to join, so feel free to invite your friends!
When and Where
The chat event will take place in #RisingArtistsChat on Saturday, March 22 at 2 PM PDT | 5 PM EDT | 9 PM GMT (Click here to see your timezone).
The event will last about two hours, so even if you can't make it to the start of the event, you can still drop by anytime.
Here's the basic outline of the events we will be hosting during the two hours of the event:
Sketch Match: Ready for a challenge? Deviants will have exactly 10 minutes to create