Fake itOne of the best pieces of advice I've ever received has been "fake it till ya make it." I took it to heart.Fake it2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I thought I was a good artist before I was. I acted like a professional before I was. I put out my first instructional video before I started working professionally. I was working professionally when I didn't know what I was doing. I acted like an extrovert when I was an introvert. I acted like a businessperson when I hadn't made a dime. I acted like a marketer when I hadn't sold anything.
Continue reading on my blog... http://www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/fake-it/
5 LevelsI've spoken as guest speaker a number of times over the years (come visit me at SCAD Atlanta in January). While I'm not the best or most patient teacher, I think my strength is my pragmatic and blunt approach to the business side of comics. In order to help the students think of a "5 YEAR PLAN" (more on that in an upcoming post), I'll often break down the different page rate levels of comic book artists as a way to help analyze the playing field of our industry. If there's a ladder to success, what's wrong with defining each rung? I imagine such a breakdown helpful for moving up in most any industry, not just comics.5 Levels3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the 5 LEVELS of comic artists as I see them--NOT based on talent but on page rates, popularity, and the prestige of the titles the artist works on. You might define them differently or have more than just 5, but I find that less-is-more when it comes to people being able to retain information.
CATS! CATS! CATS! --- FEATURE:iconarrioch::iconnoctuline:CATS! CATS! CATS! --- FEATURE2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A Curious Mind by BootlessInWonderlandWhere are you ? by yesterdaysmind
No cats allowed by ZoranPhotoStray cat by MustafaSEZERI'm No Pizza by Mr-RipleyAnna by ewasuwinskaValentina.. by PicTd
Cats 52 by EngrossingMomentInner Strength by martintinaz1001 by AudraMBlackburnsArtBlondie by vabserk:thumb133247160:
Black by WouterPera:thumb211736020:Playful Skrutt by PhotopathicaSierra and Cyclops by CraZcatLadythree cats eating by essencestudios
Margay by HenriekePatch by haggins11Pussycat !!! by InayatShahStarscream by calico-skies-1985Look Into My Eyes by MissSpocks
Look deep into my eyes by The-Dude-L-Bugleave me alone by mebilia:thumb264957236::thumb290025784:Curiosity by Nile-Paparazzi
Mrs Cat by Alexandra35Priority Cat by TeaPhotographyCody. by photoquilterCat for Jocelyne by jankolasPostcard from Chefchaouen 05 by JACACPoupine Discovering the Outside World by JocelyneR
OK,BUT THIS ONE IS MINE.... by chryssalisChild's Play by Trippy4UHa Ha Ha by martintinaz"I is Hungry" by BlueAnomiSHolley is Looking for U by Aussie-Blonde MOTHER CAT by primalfuryanFalling Asleep by ChrissieCool
Cats Couple by hiaamirHis Kingdom by lucitycat's fantasy by FadwaAngela-Candy Floss- by lucityCat and ball by ArtAndaThe Watch by Georgina-Gibson
MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist AnnouncementIn the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest, we challenged you to channel your most frightening childhood memory, and the entries were truly terrifying!MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist Announcement2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
These 25 hair-raising deviations sent a chill down our judges' spines, and have been chosen as the Semi-Finalists. It's now up to the true visionaries of horror, MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, to decide on the top 3 winners, who will receive their share of $10,000 USD, as well as Points, deviantART Gear, and Premium Memberships!
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
2,000 deviantART Points
Three-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
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Nightly Frights: The Turkey Is In The OvenNightly Frights: The Turkey Is In The Oven4 months ago in Personal More Like This
As with last year, I will be sharing some of my favorite urban legends that creeped me out as a kid.
On that note, have you heard the urban legend about the babysitter who kept receiving disturbing phone calls asking her to check the children upstairs, only to learn from the police that the phone calls were coming from inside the house?
Of course you have! And that’s why I’m not sharing that urban legend.
Instead, I want to share a story about a babysitter that is far, far more disturbing—a legend where the babysitter is actually the aggressor rather than the innocent victim.
Stop me if you heard this before.
A couple decides to enjoy a dinner date on their own and leaves their month-old infant in the care of a teenage
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.5Part 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.52 years ago in Art Features 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
Part 4, Objective: Character and Story Building: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-4-354965190
The first thing I had to do was create a sample. What would the pages look like? What is a Killbook?
In the story, before Gabriel breaks out of Level-9, he is introduced to an "Agent-O, a character that gives Gabriel the documents needed to begin this revenge quest. Inside of the documents are bios and information on all of the characters Gabriel will meet/team-up with/or kill.
Well, I didn't just want to show boring documents, I wanted to add life
Connect the dots!My third entry for 'Feature Contest'Connect the dots!4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
And this awesome journal skin was made by
Seeing spots? Going dotty? Perplexed by polka?
Just what are "polka dots" exactly and where did they come from?
Martha Stewart gives you insight into the origin of the term polka dot:
"To capitalize on the popu
Custom HatchableME(s), Pokefashions, + Commission:iconblackdivider1plz::iconblackdivider2plz::iconblackdivider3plz::iconblackdivider4plz::iconblackdivider5plz::iconblackdivider5plz::iconblackdivider5plz:Custom HatchableME(s), Pokefashions, + Commission2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:CUSTOM HATCHABLEME(s): [Star!][Star!]
[Bullet; Green]Which Pokemon?
[Bullet; Green]How many Evolutionary Stages?(including egg or no?)
[Bullet; Green]Hair(short, long, curly, straight, wild, color(or my choice), updo, bangs, etc)?
[Bullet; Green]Style(punk, lolita, rock, goth, sporty, ninja, geisha, kimono, wild, cyber, superhero, etc)?
[Bullet; Green]Skin(Tattoos, Freckles, Dark, Light, Abnormal xD)
[Star!][Star!][Star!][Star!][Star!] [Bullet; Blue]PRICING OF HATCHABLEME(s)[Bullet; Blue] [Star!][Star!][Star!][Star!][Star!]
Pricing of hatchables will vary depending on how many evolutions or stages are involv
chronicles of hateso...i woke up to a most unusual email today. my friend and writer on aphrodite9, matt hawkins asked me if i could give a shout out to this book, chronicles of hate as it was massively slipping under everyone's radar.chronicles of hate4 months ago in Personal More Like This
it was most unusual for him to ask that, and usually i am shit at even promoting my own stuff... if it wasn't for my fans and readers...whoo boy XD
so i stood baffled as to how do i even do this... and then i looked at the files he had sent me...
f&/k it! i know exactly how to go about this!
if you want to have an ultimate tool of ever mastering the art of painting values, whether you like comics or not, this is your friggin book!
not kidding! this dude, Adrian Smith, wipes the floor with my value skills and composition skills XD
brilliant designworks, graphic novel is not of the wordy variety as he allows the art to tell the story, and genres and stories being very personal taste based i can't tell you whether or not it will be your c
Let's talk about composition! Part 1 - BasicsPlease remember to favorite this journal if you want to reference it in the future!Let's talk about composition! Part 1 - Basics1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you'd like to volunteer up your art as examples for Part 2, please comment or note me about it for details.
It looks like most of my musings about art stem from :iconalnico-ism: for some reason. The color tutorial I'm working slowly on making, the idea of using bright colors as shadows, and the idea of composition I will present here all come from conversations he and I have.
A lot of people tell me "I haven't taken art classes" or "I just like to draw so I don't really care about all the technical stuff." The question I want to ask everyone, not just the people who say that, is: "Do you want to improve?"
Color theory and the principles/elements of design were NOT defined or created to make your art life miserable. Intelligent people took time and effort over the course of hundreds of years to put the "whys" of art into word form. Even if you choose not to use them, even if you don
The Stephen King Drinking Game (We All Float!):iconwutplz: http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/28239-it#josc470014 :iconballoonseesplz:The Stephen King Drinking Game (We All Float!)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have now actually done this.
:iconspidersplz::iconsaysplzh, Good GOD Man, that's been known to KILL people!
1 Shot for the story taking place in Maine (might as well just take this one as the DVD is loading up)
1 Shot for the Monster's origins never being explained (at least in the movies)
1 Shot for the 1-Dimensional Bully with no redeeming values
1 Shot for the same Bully characters seeing Violence & Murder as the only answer
1 Shot for Rednecks
1 Shot for Abusive Assholes
1 Shot for Alcoholics (sadly, the last 3 are often separate, even if they're all rolled into one)
1 Shot for a disappointing or anti-climactic payoff at the end (A SPIDER?!)
1 Shot for the bland or disappointing ending (so his wife's fine. Whoopdeedoo)
And I even took the liberty to throw in my own shots.
1 Shot for "The Magic Negro" (King may have invented this one and it sur
Photo featureThese undervalued photos deserves some attentionPhoto feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Soft by micromeg And winter is coming by xeeshan-ch River Corners by CherishKay Sweet Innocents by CherishKay New York City - Times Square by k-n-8 And it's winter here .. NYC by ZQPhotography Don Det Sunset by shawnstorm apple. by noraok city by The Lake by Ten-Twelve :thumb343658581: Timeless by darkmatter257 Tiger by KieraCampbell Frosty river by quiksilver1971 Butterfly by billomekishkokaulitz Flare by YomnaLoveMeNot winter by ewamickiewicz World of Bokeh by xeeshan-ch 2816 by cagdasyoldas 6964 by cagdasyoldas Saxophonist by Aizenjan Self by agnieszkasadkowska Sunset On The Docks by traitor2000 After A Long Day by traitor2000 All is quiet, all is calm. by The-ThirdEye Twinkle Twinkle by fuffy3 Silent Field by atomiclemon there... by foxIndustry IMG_5830 by Elena-Elendim :thumb191072541: Riding in Winterwonderpolder by Betuwefotograaf :thumb190961240: green-eyed dream by FamiliarLights In a very unusual way. by danodano .arrival of dawn. by SunsetSilence D Maj by prin-arete Snow Walk Sundown by paulblythe
Speed Break: 22nd Anniversary Sneak-PeekSPECIAL LATE-UPLOAD EDITIONSpeed Break: 22nd Anniversary Sneak-Peek2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Written by Greggory Harris and Nathaniel Hearns
Directed by Greggory Harris
Animation by Aerobian-Angel
Sonic - Michael Wilson https://www.youtube.com/user/Mickwhitefire28
Dr. Eggman - Kyle Boyle https://www.youtube.com/user/BoyleVoices
Eggpawns - Axxidous https://www.youtube.com/user/Axxidous
Backgrounds by 792Ashman https://www.youtube.com/user/792Ashman
Music by Serenity Seven Music
Release Date TBA
This film is a Non-Profit film in development by Vivid Intuition Productions Š "Sonic the Hedgehog: Speed Break" is in no way affiliated with SEGAŽ or Sonic TeamŽ. The copyrights of "Sonic The Hedgehog" and all associated characters, names, terms, art, and music thereof belong to SEGAŽ All registered trademarks and copyrights belong to SEGAŽ and Sonic TeamŽ. "Sonic the Hedgehog: Speed Break" is a non-profit fan
Alien Threat in Pop CultureCould the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity's unity? Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film's story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to discover that an imminent alien invasion may soon wipe out all human life.Alien Threat in Pop Culture3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Jun 6, 2012 by techgnotic
Could the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity’s unity?
Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film’s story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to di
Morrowind FeatureMorrowind Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind is my favourite game of all time, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I've been planning for awhile to put together a game-inspired feature; unfortunately, it is very hard to find genuine fan art since most Morrowind-related deviations on dA are game screenshots (or manipulations thereof), and I found only a limited number of devs I could use.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Morrowind is an open-ended first-person RPG with an expansive and detailed world, released in 2002. The central plot concerns the deity Dagoth Ur, housed within the volcanic Red Mountain, who seeks to gain power and break Morrowind free from Imperial reign. In addition to the extensive main quest, there are detailed discursive quests for a variety of factions, including various guilds, religious organizations, and aristocratic houses.
Lord Voryn Dagoth had been a good friend of Lord Indoril Nerevar, but they tu
Warframe Female Pack is here! (workshop)Since Workshop is being a total dick with their file size limit I am going to post it here.Warframe Female Pack is here! (workshop)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just download the link and replace all of the files.
You know the drill.
Also I will be updating it with new goodies and fixes.
And .psd files I made will be sent later for easy retexturing like in the game if you have photoshop.
THE RED EDITION 2014 - PART INot many words here , let the artworks speak!!THE RED EDITION 2014 - PART I1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Royal Rose Princess by MarioWibisono Fox cosplay by Kawaielli
Black piano 4 by DmitryElizarov my red leather jacket by blackfantastix RBW Red Black White by ettone
woman in red by Ksenija-Strange Rose Red III by Amanda-Diaz Reflection by AgatkaAltModel
Madam Red by Kawaielli Red Riding Hood :: Original by Fleuuuuuuur Peep Show by zlty-dodo
bergaya by yihaaa1000 A promise kept. by Nirelleth Anna by Boas73
Red queen by LahmatTea L. by stalae A-D-R-I-E-N-N-E 6 by Boas73
The Red Shoes 05 by Boas73 Strawberry Delight II by theresahelmer :thumb155594122:
RED by sarahlouisejohnson nonn by russell910 Dancing by NotBlackEnough
you can dance everywhere by Hart-Worx K I Y A - L U S T by Hart-Worx :thumb199640509:
Russian_3 by rmalo5aapi Red by cinq-pathetique TAX REFUND by alan1828
Foto-56 by 13-Melissa-Salvatore Untitled by 13-Melissa-Salvatore Fiery girl by 13-Melissa-Salvatore
Forgotten by Papageienfreak Red Gerbera by Papageienfreak Esthee (Gaelle by NoEelys) by NoEelys
Robe... by LauraDK where are you now? by morgenblind Tina by ShakilovNeel
Polina by DavidBenoliel You'll Never Know by kokdemir Resign by ixithegreat
Amanda by kwusherARTS The King With No Crown by m-yang Tea by Su-Wan
Transformation Challenge Semi-FinalistsView Challenge ArticleOfficial RulesView EntriesWinnersTransformation Challenge Semi-Finalists7 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Commission Info [PAYPAL OPEN] [POINTS OPEN ] I do: Icons | Chibis: Pixel & CG| Anime Style | Colored SketchesCommission Info [PAYPAL OPEN] [POINTS OPEN ]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
NOTE: Paypal and Points are OPEN.
NOTE: New stuff under Chibi and Icon sections now available for commissions~!
Just send me a note with the commission form if you're interested and wait for my reply. If I accept I'll add you to my commission list.
I don't really make commission lists (used to have one but its not updated). I make lists via the commission forms (NOTE) I receive and mark them if they're still unfinished. So make sure you send commission forms in a NOTE so I can keep track. This is also the reason why you won't find any commission lists from me. If you'd like an update about your commission, NOTE me. Thank you!
ART TRADE PAYMENT:
If you don't have cash/points on hand, I can also consider art as payment. It's just like a regular art trade.
For example, you want two chibis from me, that means
Nightly Frights: Siberian Well To HellNightly Frights: Siberian Well To Hell1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Once again, I share with you one of my favorite urban legends from Snopes, this one about a group of Siberian scientists in the 1980s who accidently drilled a hole into hell and recorded the tortured screams of the damned.
This was a major "news" story that ran in many newspaper tabloids and Christian magazines as credible evidence of hell, but like every other urban legend, it was proven to be pure bologna.
There was even a short audio clip that went along with the story, but it too proved to be a hoax, as it was later revealed to be a sound bite from the 1972 movie Baron Blood.
Even if you believe in a literal hell, you cannot believe that it exists under the earth's crust. How can the earth's core possibly house the innumerable damned souls who have ever died since time immemorial? It's
5 Year Plan*Because I'll be teaching in about a week at SCAD, I've been thinking a lot about what to tell the students. And I wrote it out so that I could solidify it in my head. This stuff is for younger artists mostly, so feel free to skip.5 Year Plan3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I spend time with another comic artist, sometimes I'll ask, "What's your 5 year plan?" In other words, what steps is he taking in order to gain control over his career in order to move up the ladder? Usually I don't get much of an answer.
The reason I think many comic artists aren't forward-thinking has to do with the way our industry is set up. Whether by conscious design or through the neglect of its participants, younger freelancers get into a habit of complacency while hoping for a chance to suckle from the teet of a major publisher. Waiting around for a career doesn't promote the idea of freelancers taking active control of their OWN careers.
If I had to sum up the 5 Year Plan
Admiral AckbarRecently I've run across many very young users on dA. I'm just curious how many of my watchers are 12 and younger? If you are please comments here. Come on, don't be shy. You'll get a cookie :iconcookie-plz:Admiral Ackbar3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We've handed out 6 !cookies so far if you know what I mean :iconiykwimplz:
Doll Makeup Commissions Info- Materials I use:Doll Makeup Commissions Info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
watercolor pencils (Staedtler, 36 colors), pastels (Faber-Castell, 24 colors), 6 brushes (Milan, 6, 2/0, 5/0, 2, 2 and 9), pencil eraser, "magic eraser" (sponge), nail polish remover (Claire's), Pearl Ex Powder (8 colors), water, latex gloves, ecolocic thinner Dipistol, Tamiya gloss and Citadel purity seal.
- What kind of dolls I paint?:
BJDs and plastic dolls (monster high, bratz, barbie etc),
All my makeup works will cost $15 or 1500 per head independent of the doll
I won't do refunds, so please be sure before sending me the payment for a makeup work.
- What difference there are between custom dolls and commissions, and why does the price variate?
Custom dolls are dolls I buy myself to repaint and sell them on Etsy. They are more expensive because I have to cover expenses and get some profit.
Commissions are a makeup service for other people's dolls. They send me their own dolls (or