3 Reasons to use 3D as a base for paintingJournal updated with the second part of the painting! Some sort of... wrestling robot?3 Reasons to use 3D as a base for painting5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Moving on... CONTEST! WOO!That last journal was a doozie wasn't it? Let's do something fun instead and get our minds out of the muddy waters of art definitions for a minute.Moving on... CONTEST! WOO!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked to do a mini drawing competition. Kinda like what :iconhumon: just did. So here's a really basic run down of the rules in no way copied and pasted from her journal with minor alterations: j/k
The Drawing Competition:
1. Draw any of TomPreston's characters (SYAC, Alex Ze Pirate, or any smaller groups) in London.
2. Upload the image to your dA gallery.
3. Comment on this journal (or the main Fresh Epics comment box) with a link to your image.
- I'll then +Fav/add to collection it.
- I'll look though the collection and pick the winners.
Winners will get Alex Ze Pirate book 2 and SYAC Book 1, plus posters! YAY!
It should go without saying but parodies, trolling, hate art, or explicit sexual stuff = instant disqualifying. I mean, that should be a given but it needs to be said I suppose.
Deadline: A week from today: May 16th.
Updates for April 1stLooks like my April Fools joke went over pretty well. I was quite surprised to see the response, honestly! Was it the most original prank in the books? Absolutely not, but considering that I usually ignore April Fools Day and that people STILL believed it, I think it's alright. Sometimes the oldest jokes are the best and it's not like this was a contest trying to outdo everyone around me. Just having some fun for a change, which is something I need to do more often.Updates for April 1st2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, it shows how many people actually followed the link. Anyone who read the journal and followed the link to the trolololo song would've known it was a joke. But it seems a LOT of people didn't bother doing that, hehe.
Speaking of April Fools though, did you know that it was 4 years ago today that I began the Alex Ze Pirate web series? April 1st, 2008 was the day I began posting short one page gags involving my pirate characters on SheezyArt. It's kinda hard to believe it's only been 4 years as so much has happened since
How did I made that helmet!check the process here: http://hi.baidu.com/protoss0083/blog/item/3bfccbfd6683ae65d6887db7.htmlHow did I made that helmet!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
tons of photos... hope you guys like it （· v · ）
Mini ReviewsLately there've been a number of TV shows and other nerdy things I've been meaning to get into but just haven't had the time. Today I'm just gonna give my first impressions of a couple of them. Keep in mind that aside from relative familiarity, I know pretty much nothing about all these series, so if I sound harsh I hope you can forgive me!Mini Reviews2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Game of Thrones
I've been hearing so much about this series and how amazing it is. I know that the actor Peter Dinklage has received a number of awards for his performance. I also know that HBO tends to do really good series from time to time. So I had expectations that this was also going to be good.
First 5 minutes. Yeah it was good. Everything after that? Eehh...
Granted now, I've only seen the first episode, but honestly the first episode should really HOOK you into the series. Start off with a bang to get you psyched then spend the rest of the series building up the characters and making us care about them, ending with a great climax mak
MCBA Spring Con 2012 AftermathWhile MCBA was lots of fun like it always it, this year it seemed a bit quieter for some reason. Business was quite good on Saturday, but on Sunday it died off quite a bit.MCBA Spring Con 2012 Aftermath2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got to meet a lot of fans from DA, and one group in particular (dressed as homestuck trolls no less) even gave me a tiny fluttershy figurine! That was really cute, thank you!
I had a lot of sketch cards on Saturday, ending with me running out of paper. When I came back on Sunday I brought extra just in case, but found I didn't need it. Sunday was pretty dead and while I got a few orders early in the day, I didn't sell more than that.
Pretty cool that this year they had the ECTO1 from Ghostbusters there. In the past they've always had the Batman mobiles or the Delorean from Back to the Future, so being able to see the ECTO1 was a nice change of pace.
I talked with a guy for almost 2 hours on animation history and Disney, which was a lot of fun. I also go to give some advice on how to get rid of those "artifacts" th
Equestria Girls, No more donations, and a new MapEquestria GirlsEquestria Girls, No more donations, and a new Map1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So a rumor that was leaked, and then possibly confirmed, is that not only is MLP:FiM getting a movie (a direct to video movie I'd wager), but a spin off series as well. This spin off series will be called Equestria Girls and be about the Mane 6 crew being transported to Earth and transformed into humanized versions of themselves.
And bronies are throwing a tantrum, yet again.
I've kinda given up trying to understand brony mentalities these days. You adore the crap out of humanized MLP fanart, but you don't support the idea of it being somehow "official"? I mean, I get that you enjoy the show because you're a niche and unexpected demographic Hasbro should be mining for oodles of cash, but at the same time you all do recognize that the show IS made for little girls and kids in mind, right? It's a giant toy line advertisement through and through, so why are people freaking out over the idea that they introduce characters or scenarios to sell toys? Did none of
The Avengers - ReviewHonestly I don't have much to say other than it's just really awesome. You don't need to have seen Captain America, Iron Man 1 and 2, The Hulk, or Thor to understand what's going on, but it most certainly does help.The Avengers - Review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Avengers is probably one of the most epic movies I have seen since the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Harry Potter. It's up there. It's not perfect, and some moments seem to drag on a bit (mostly around the middle), but every key moment is accentuated properly, every line delivered in such a way that you don't miss out on what's going on, every action scene composed in a way you aren't confused, and overall the whole thing is just a joy to watch.
What's really fun about this movie is that they don't hold back. Ever. Everything you want to see in a movie about the Avengers is pretty much up on this screen. You wanna see Thor and Iron Man duke it out? You got it! You wanna see an army of aliens attacking a city? Got it. You wanna see Tony Stark deliver hilarious banter aga
Space & Sci-Fi Features #73Space & Sci-Fi Features #732 years ago in Personal More Like This
SP 10-05-122 by Long-PhamForerunner_2 by AdamBurnTouchdown by johnsonting
Drifted by korboxHole in the sky by TRAEMOREDescent by manwesulemo
Scifi 01 by RemtonMetro 3080 by JamesLedgerConceptsNalani by JonasDeRo
the Alley by SimonWeanerHerbal Research by JamesLedgerConceptsSaturnian Dream: Moonlet Requiem by Eduardo-Tarasca
Cosmic Birth by SteveAllredSunflower Tower by frankhongLet the Devil Come by lonefirewarrior
:thumb301230594:Fire In The Sky by TylerCreatesWorldsSpace Highway by Alienphysique
Ichy Toenail Gang by eWKnSlipstream Planets by AlienphysiqueDesert of the universe by sgste
Rebellion by M3-fdistant world by gugo78:thumb306742910:
Paladin's Nebula by CasperiumThe Lost Fleet:INVINCIBLE by moonxels06032012 by novaillusion
Duty by 0GasGuy20120601 by ZhangxLeader of the resistance by Kanthesis
:thumb306261094:1st space scene by xD-pLaYa-xDM_A_C_H_I_N_A___I_N_F_E_R_N_I by N-Deed
Clamps by FacundoDiazcover artwor for Mechanimus Studios by torveniusSkyward by TidalStorm
Merchant's Tax by PollyUranuscastle NASA by ProgVFall by MorriperkeleAirship Port by AdamBurn
Contrast by JoeyJazzMother Earth by Shue13The Arch by MacRebiszSpacetime Threshold by cosmicbound
Metro City - The Espionage by MarkusVogtSaturn by Camille-BesnevilleCyanide by ErikShoemaker
My newest work
TAD: Making It RightHere's an update about the royalties situation:TAD: Making It Right1 year ago in Personal More Like This
John English over at TAD stepped up and did the right thing by sending me a check for my royalties, which I have already received and banked.
He also gave me his word that he would be taking care of the other artists royalties who were wronged as well.
Whether that happens or not remains to be seen, but he called me not long after I made my post wanting to know what he could do.
John said he didn't think people should get credit for doing the right thing and I agreed. But I still want to take the time to flesh this out a little because I want to keep my side of the street clean and because there's a lot of confused, angry, hurt, people.
Justified or not; dropping this nuke hurt TAD and TAD isn't only populated by the people who wronged me; it's comprised of people *just like me* trying to make a living in art.
I was wronged, but TAD isn't some cartoon villain plotting to suck the life-force from hapless artists; no one goes into business
Space Sci-Fi Features #77Space Sci-Fi Features #771 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Orbital launch by Phade01Distant Star Card - Orbital Fortress by abigbat
Reverb by ZwordArtsSF Landscape - tuto.com by GrivetartMES - Barca by cchomikk
When The Dust Settles by TylerCreatesWorldsRing of Fire by danich01
Protoss agent by highdarktemplarCold by QAuZIncandescence by Nuukeer
DECIMA by max4everMachines Lord by M3-fFrom.the.stars by Matkraken
Eradicate by KaioshenUnicorn Dreams by JoeyJazzLast Stand by SaturnoArg
No Destination - EP by HideyoshiFriendly planet by danich01The Archon: Blood for Blood by theDURRRRIAN
I haven't done featuring for space and sci-fi from a long time, like from last year! And sure there are a lot of others to feature and at the same time I only saw those from my space & scifi collection ( it means there was some pics I was supposed to add in the collection but somehow I just faved it without collecting..)
Culture Clash!I'm still groggy from my trip, so here's a list of oddities I noticed being a foreigner experiencing another country for the first time.Culture Clash!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want power, you need to turn the outlets on, and to do that you gotta push a switch down.
TV has far fewer commercial breaks.
English police are super nice (watched the British version of "COPS" and was amazed at how polite everyone was, even the criminals).
The second floor is called the first.
French Fries are called Chips.
Chips are called Crisps.
American-centric music doesn't stay here (Heard "Sweet Home Alabama" quite a number of times over there).
You are not expected to tip people (this was very hard for me to accept and I always felt guilty not tipping our waiters).
You are not expected to clean up your messes in food courts or.. anywhere actually (Janitors come by and clean up for you. Has something to do with security and getting rid of bomb threats).
Elevators are called Lifts.
Air conditioning seems scarce.
Always carry a big bottl
Some Sci-Fi fav's..Some Sci-Fi fav's..5 months ago in Personal More Like This
LMS - RO redesign by jeffsimpsonkh Fighter by JamesLedgerConcepts
Launch Point by juliedillon Space Wanderer by IanTP NanorobeMicroverse by ShaneGallagher World on Wire by RobShields
ancient astronauts santosky 2013 13 by Santosky ancient astronauts santosky 2013 05 by Santosky Colony by ivanraposo Marooned by TLBKlaus
Robot's Vs Aliens by Joshi38 SF12 Symbiosis 6 by Xantipa2 ancient astronauts santosky 2013 by Santosky Yengh Falconet AEWAC Drone by Xadrik-Xu
Duel Masters: Angel Command by juliedillon OTJ 05 by Apostolon-IAM The Amazing Sky by QAuZ A Quiet Evening IV by Orange-1
Outside my window by teddybearcholla City 2080 by JamesLedgerConcepts Starfighter Hornet by manofallart Light My Night by QAuZ
Resource Roundup #6The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!Resource Roundup #62 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
Spring is closer than you think. Let Resource Roundup help you combat Springtime allergies by creating some awesome pollen-free art!
Spring Sketches Brushes by redheadstock Dandelions and Seeds Brushes by redheadstock Butterfly Brushes by VampyreGoddess Butterfly Brushes II by hawksmont Photoshop 7.0 Flower Brushes 2 by daniesque Flower brushes by camilla917
Daisy Brushes -for The GIMP by BaNaNA-BOi Shamrock Brushes by webgoddess 16 Cloud Brushes For Gimp by darkdissolution GIMP Flower Brushes by Project-GimpBC Origami Paper Flower Brushes by Tumbril sakura brushes by ayaan :thumb153
Art Feature: The Digital Showcase - Vol 1Art Feature: The Digital Showcase - Vol 18 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Digital Showcase
presented by the Digital Artists
If you like this art feature please this blog to help spread the word.
Dark Queen Guinevere (Advanced)by Cryptcrawler
Miss Summerby su-ke
Water Goddess regby Toru-meow
Cry of a Broken Winged Birdby Vanleith
Some thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.I commission art a lot. I've commissioned from many different artists all over the world. And after several years here are a few on my own personal thoughts on commissionsSome thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. List you prices.
- Whether its flat rates or by the hour, artists that commissions should list their rates. Most the time the old saying "If you have to ask, it probably costs to much." really comes into play here. I'm so much more likely to commission someone where I can gauge my budget. I myself am a single income family of five. That means I have a budget. A budget means I shop around. So that means when I am comparing artists if I know what I can spend with one and not the other, I'm more likely to go with the one I know I can budget.
2. List your customers.
- It is so much easier for a person to know where they stand when you have them listed.
2½. Update your customers.
- Most artists have an idea how long something is going to take. Now it's understandable that the idea isn't always acc
Best Digital Works from Ukraine # 13 (April-2012)Hello boys and girls! ) As usual good art from UkraineBest Digital Works from Ukraine # 13 (April-2012)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can add my own group :icondigitalua: to your +devwatch list
and see these arts in your message box ^_^
20120215 by ArdenRey bye winter by Sergey-Lesiuk :thumb292127561: cavetown by VityaR83 Welcome to Hell by Sergey-Lesiuk
Spy beacon by M3-f My hand by Sergey-Lesiuk Malvina by Sergey-Lesiuk BoOoOM by M3-f Sabotage by M3-f
: :thumb290621324: suicide enemy by sobaku-chiuchiu Dream as every your wish comes true by yourPorcelainDoll April Elf by LadyOwl I know that you'r watching by mashamaklaut A pilot and his cat by Noldofinve
:thumb268991530: forest in flow by anndr Sunny 25.03.13 by Eugene-Siryk Living behind the clouds by veprikov Dark water by anndr
Melted by oione yard by VityaR83 Mishki by kidy-kat Queen of the Black Chess by MirageMari :thumb225354137: shaman by alphabethater
Dream Evil by anndr Suzy escapes by Okha 8-bit love by redfillCowboys do hug by MpakC:t
Con Going ChecklistConvention Check ListCon Going Checklist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Taking Care of Yourself
You know it's out there: the dreaded smell of unwashed bodies. At Sakura-Con, it's called H.O.B.O.: Horrible Otaku Body Odor. We here at Sakura-Con have declared the convention a "No H.O.B.O. Zone." To enforce that, we have provided a checklist that will help you keep that smell to an absolute minimum, and your con experience will be much more pleasant. Please remember to bring these things with you!
The Top Twenty Items Forgotten by Convention Attendees (a Checklist)
1. Personal towel. (We know the hotel provides them, but if you're sharing a room with several people, this guarantees you your very own towel. Also, if you plan on using a lot of makeup for a costume or dying your hair and use hotel towels, you will be charged a hefty fee for damaging hotel property. Please bring your own towels if you plan to do this.)
2. Shampoo and conditioner. (Again, the hotel provides these, but the bottles are quite small. Bringing your own ensures you
Quick Tips: On Referencing AnatomyReference from real life whenever possible.Quick Tips: On Referencing Anatomy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you reference or copy from another artist's studies/sketches/art, you may be copying their mistakes as well. Furthermore, an artist's studies are their notes and --just like with history or chemistry notes-- copying someone else's notes will not help you fully understand the material. To completely understand anatomy, you must take your own notes and build your own understanding through observation.
This is probably a no-brainer for many artists but... scruffynerfherder and I were talking about this last night, and with the increase of "anatomy studies" showing up on dA's front page, it's been on my mind. DA's resource category has some great material, but I also feel like there is a lot of misleading information taught by amateurs who really probably shouldn't be teaching things like shading or anatomy, because they have a less-than-stellar grasp on it themselves. I'm not trying to knock anyone here, but it's a bit tr
PRE ORDERS!Wow, a lot of news for you guys all in one week! Yesterday I informed you all that apps for the iphone/ipad/ipod/android will be coming soon, and also asked for help on a new poster. Today it's about pre-orders for posters and the anthology!PRE ORDERS!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I mentioned this before, but all of us Fresh Epics artists got together and made a comic along a theme. So all of us, Humon, Stupid Fox, Romantically Apocalyptic, Acero Tiburon, and Boggart are all in the same book!
You can find more information here in my store http://syacartoonist.com/shop/anthology-book1 where you can also view sample pages. The book is going for $16.25 and should be ready around the beginning of May (I don't have an exact date yet, sorry).
We'll have the anthology for sale at the MCM Expo as well, so if you wanted to get one in person instead of ordering online, you'll be able to (and also will be able to get it signed by all of us!).
As many of you might remember, I've been working
Contest Entries Finally Done!Finally I'm DONE! Now I can finally see the light! :iconfinallyplz:Contest Entries Finally Done!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now here it is,my 2 months of labor! :iconpunch1plz::iconpunch2plz:
Ugh,I went through nowhere for two months,being inactive to devianart,designing robots on the computer 24/7,stuck in my small room building part by part with a tiny curious angel as a companion(lol),working all day and night,but now,I think my effort now finally bear fruits!
AS YOU SEE,I BUILT TWO,KICK-ASS ROBOTS WITHIN 2 MONTHS!!! I even have a background tarpaulin with my logo on it!
Man,I really,really hope I,at least win,in any place! Honestly my family admires me at the same time the're MAD at me! (for being so focused only in work not in the family,plus being a power hog for using the computer all day everyday! )
So I hope my efforts didn't go straight to the garbage!
(BTW,Nendo Ikaros,because you als
Assassin's Creed - Ubisoft Art Book ProjectGreetings, Assassin lovers! This feature is a celebration of the artwork created by deviants for the Ubisoft Carte Blanche Artbook project. Though these artworks weren't selected, I hope you'll agree these incredible pieces deserve recognition by clicking the little green fav button to the left. I wish this was a comprehensive list, but I'm sure I've missed a few and a few have yet to be posted on DA, so feel free to link them in the comments below.Assassin's Creed - Ubisoft Art Book Project4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Many thanks to all the artists for sharing your beautiful vision, and thanks to Ubisoft for creating such an amazing franchise!
Assassin's Creed: India by merkymerx Flapper Art Deco Assassin by triple6punkie
Royal Assassin by technofortomcats Civil War Assassin by Ayaeqlarune Assassins Creed: Russia Edit by dcslider Assassin Creed -Riot- by FireSniper197
Geisha by BrandyWoods Hatyara by Ellfie Arvin and Margaret by Kaxen6 Arrington on Horseback by Kaxen6
Assassin Creed by ChaosShannon :th
Best Digital Works from Ukraine # 11Hello my dear watchers! )Best Digital Works from Ukraine # 113 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today, I want to show you some works from my friends that inspiring me for a long time. These ARTS are really AWESOMENESSS.
Plz, spend little time to see masterpieces here.
I hope you won't be disappointed...)
Sanctuary by Nikulina-Helena The Scarecrow by Nikulina-Helena Witchcraft by Nikulina-Helena
Pike canyons by NewmanD Windrose by anndr
Damnation by AlexanderExorcist Dawn of September by Rem-Jericho Steampunk angel by sashulka
Broken Mecha by M3-f Assault rifle 1 by NightWong Lament of the Broken by Xeeming
AUG girl by Kira-Mayer Daydreaming by zy0rg Happy Halloween by oionePearla by oione
Spiraling by zy0rg morning by VityaR83 At Oceanarium by MpakC
shaman girl by LadyOwl Halloween 2011 by Nikulina-Helena The Vampire Chronicles by Xeeming :thumb266454526:
:thumb264418518: Happy Halloween by LadyOwl Junk bot by M3-f
White-brown motie by yoggurt :thumb26
Feature - From Apr. 28 - May 5Feature - From Apr. 28 - May 51 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yuliya steampunk by RebecaSaray 2013-cover La vigilia by Vandrell Dark Melodies by EnchantedWhispersArt
Summer Dragon by PerlaMarina Madness by mi-eterna-primavera Drop dead demons by ElenaDudina
Silent Hill insp. by Cakobelo checkmate by shiny-shadows-Art Stripes by Saromei
Secret Pond by TheDarkRayne Devil inside by Garden-Of-BlackRoses
Precious by Dry89 Irreversible by TitusBoy25 Rusted From The Rain by M3-f
Ghosts by guillembe Jennifer Lawrence Portrait - Not a photo by hinoraito