Illustration Contest Mark II (One week to go!)4.23 The deadline approacheth! For those of you still working on your entries, better get a move on!Illustration Contest Mark II (One week to go!)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This was such a success last year that I'm doing it again for my 25th birthday!
Pick your favorite story from the list below and draw a scene or characters from it! I try to be diverse in my writing; Action, drama, science fiction, romance, humans, robots... There should be something in there for everybody. This year's pool has some old classics and some new favorites. Some characters have reference pictures already, but some have never been visually depicted before. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Some stories contain characters that belong to other people but feel free to draw them as well. You may enter as many times as you like.
1/50 for 150 +Fav Raffle & March Lineart ConteHelp spread the word and +Fav This Journal1/50 for 150 +Fav Raffle & March Lineart Conte3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For your chance to win 150 dA points!
For every 50 people that +Fav this journal (up to 500, so +Fav it quick) a random winner will be chosen from the +Fav listing to be awarded 150 points. Therefore, you have at least a 1/50 chance to win 150 dA points!
Winners will be drawn on March 13th, so get in quick!
The :iconcolor-me-club: Presents
---== THE MARCH LINEART CONTEST ==---
REACH FOR THE STARS/SANCTUARY
You may choose one of two themes this month - either 'Reach for the Stars' or 'Sanctuary.' You may also attempt to mesh them together in some creative fashion, but you aren't required to. If you'd rather just run with a single theme, that is perfectly acceptable!
As is the norm (well, new norm...so make that norm-ish...) of color-me-club contests, debates surged forth from prospective contest participants expressing th
Draw My OC Contest! *EXTENDED + PRIZES ADDED! Hi guys~~~How's everyone doing? Have you started drawing my babies yet? I've decided to extend the contest deadline. So more people can join, and you can have more time to finish the pic, ne? For those who has submitted the entry, you can still make little changes if you like, BUT you cannot draw a new picture to exchange with your previous entry. Please be honest.Draw My OC Contest! *EXTENDED + PRIZES ADDED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, please read again for some updates and stuff~~~~
Finally, contest time! Arrr…..I've been wanting to held a contest since….last year….haha…I was too lazy to write a journal of the contest….*sob*. Okay, now let's get to the point.
Draw my Dragon and Kirin OC in any scenery
Dragon and Kilin by shrimpHEBY Garden by shrimpHEBY Connected by shrimpHEBY
Welcome Catalina!My dear friends,Welcome Catalina!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me introduce you to Catalina:
This is life's second greatest gift to me; the first being my son Ben.
She was born quite ahead of schedule this past Sunday 5th, surprising us all with a 10-day skip from her scheduled birth date this Wednesday 15th. Apparently, she couldn't wait to meet everyone outside
Both she and her mom are doing fantastic and giving dad the broadest smile he's had in years
I'll see you all soon in-between diapers and bottles!
Rules and FAQFor shorter rule pages and easy access, visit the group's front page and you will find buttons that will lead you to the right place!Rules and FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have any questions that haven't been answered below please feel free to send the group a note with your question, and one of our judges will get back to you as soon as they can.
Joining and Basic Application Specs [s001]
Digivolution and Crests [s002]
Competition Format and Judging [s003]
Event Media and Deadlines [s004]
[s001] Joining and Basic Application Specs
Can I join this tournament?
Everyone is free to join this tournament so long as all rules are followed! While applications are not be accepted for the 2014~2015 tournament just yet, you can start filling them out so that they will be ready when the gates open! Read below for more information!
OPERATION: SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS!As you may have heard, the CW11 is gonna cancel the block Vortexx, to make way for live-action family content. What some of you may not be aware of is that this will mark the end of Saturday morning cartoons on basic broadcast television for the first time in DECADES! Sure, a lot of the shows through the years were poorly done, but a lot of them I also really enjoyed and they contribute to a huge part of my childhood memories. With the block being canceled, and with the news that The Hub Network is changing from a channel into only a 6-hour block in the middle of the day, animation on TV is undergoing yet another severe loss of exposure to the country.OPERATION: SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I postulate an idea I developed with :icondoodley:. The following isn't anything official. I am only striving to spread the IDEA of this around, to get you guys talking, and so you can form your own idea about what it can become.
What if there was a place online that showed original 1-minute-long animatio
Here are My Goals for Making Comics in the Future!Wow, thanks to everyone who shared their input on my previous journal.Here are My Goals for Making Comics in the Future!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
[Writing Stories, it's FRUSTRATING.]
Really, I may have read up on a ton of advice in the past but what's the use if I don't put it to practice?
In addition to that, I believe that you can learn a lot more from shared experiences, hence the reason for my previous post. At face value I am frustrated
and impatient - thinking that all the research and beating around the bush makes me go back to square one. It really makes me feel like I've wasted valuable free time.
But behind the mask I needed help and reassurance that all the effort I had put into crafting a story so far for 'Ashworth' was not a waste a time and because of your insight into your own experiences of creative writing and your own personal encouragement towards me it really helps.
I think what I will do is find something that c
200 Point giveaway!- CLOSED)The competition is now closed.. Here comes the winner!! - ...200 Point giveaway!- CLOSED)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Who fancies 200 points? - I'm holding a lovely giveaway and one lucky person will win!
How to enter - Just click the Fave button for this journal.
Thats it, you're entered!! - You can comment too if you like, say HAI and stuff.. why not eh?
All entries will be placed in a Random generator and I'll upload the picture of the winner on 31st July!
Entries so far - 22
Hey there new followers this month...All 29 of you (and my loyal oldies!) Thank you for following me, Hopefully you'll get to have a good look around my gallery and find my stock resources useful!
Insert happy dances here: <
5 Comic Book Truths (that I don't think are true)There are lots of tips, chestnuts, and other pieces of advice that I've heard over the years--tidbits of wisdom passed on from one generation to the next, from professional to professor to prospective student. Some of them are drawing tips, some of them are tricks to dealing with publishers, and some are general guidelines on how to survive in comics. Most of them are useful and true and will stand the test of time, but a few of them have become hackneyed platitudes and have gone unquestioned for too long. Here are 5 that I'm questioning...5 Comic Book Truths (that I don't think are true)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. READERS WILL ONLY LOOK AT A PANEL FOR 5 SECONDS, SO DON'T SWEAT IT TOO MUCH.
I understand the intention of this bit of wisdom, and I mostly agree with it: drawing great interiors is important, but at the same time, you don't want to get bogged down with small details that most readers won't even notice.
But here's my concern with this: if you treat every panel like it's disposable, then you're less likely to make an impact with reader
RIP Robin Williams 1951 - 2014As you all may or may not have heard, one of my favorite actors of all time, Robin Williams...is dead. This comes as a major punch to the stomach for me, for he was one of the greatest actors, comedians, PEOPLE who has ever lived. I grew up with his movies, his stand-up work, his TV shows, and now that he's gone...I'll never look at them the same way again. If I had to say anything, is that I'm glad I was able to see him in person for one of his stand-up comedy tours. But for now, Mork, Popeye, Peter Banning, the Genie, Mrs. Doubtfire, Batty Koda, Fender, and Ramone...are gone. Rest in Peace, Robin... I'm really going to miss you.RIP Robin Williams 1951 - 20146 months ago in Personal More Like This
PS: Due to the tragic death of Robin Williams, I have decided to move the review I have been saving for my 100th episode to be my next review in his honor. Disney's Aladdin.
Toon Storm Editorial: What Happened to Thomas?Toon Storm Editorial: What Happened to Thomas?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
TOON STORM EDITORIAL: WHAT HAPPENED TO THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE? (Adding pics in later)
Greetings everypeoples, welcome to Toon Storm: a little show that gives animation the praise it truly deserves. Toon Kritic's the name, toon's are the name of my game.
A long, long time ago I did my very first review on a movie called "Thomas and the Magic Railroad", a family movie based on the beloved model series: Thomas the Tank Engine. Ever since then, I became inspired to give my thoughts on pretty much anything I could find. That one review served as the model for Toon Storm and a few years later, Toon Storm's still kicking. (Longtime fans know of FlameAmigo619 and all the reviews I've done before hand, having made 25+ video reviews.)
I won't spend a lot of time on this but Thomas the Tank Engine had THE biggest effect on my life when I was growing up, as far back as I could remember thanks to my parents. Back then, I was not i
Rules being a graphic designer- If you want to create your own firm NEVER USE your name (it's to show that you can sell betting solely on using your artist name, it was that good in the past, but it's used for haute couture or perfumes).*Rules being a graphic designer1 year ago in Personal More Like This
- follow the trend... but don't follow the trend... Don't do what everything is doing, good artist make good stuff but can make shit, If you copy, you make a copy of a shit, remember that ! Great name always sell because THEY ARE GREAT ALREADY !!!!
- Diversify what you do, try to explore new horizon.
- Be simple, people are not hyper clever, if they want to laugh, they laugh, if they have to think what you just wrote before laughing, you'll fail.
- IF you copy (almost everything is created already seriously) change it... I mean do something original !
- when you do a website, try on other screen (because omg I don't see the logo of your website on my phone or it's effing slow on my device).
- Think being humble, cool you did something superb that must be seen on a 40 inches screen
How Not To Write Feminist Fiction or CharactersA word of advice to any of you in my audience who fancies writing their own fiction. If you want to write three dimensional female characters, if you want to write a gender-equal story, bear this in mind. The key to writing feminist characters is unbelievably simple, despite all the fuss and humdrum. In the end, it's just simple recognition of a basic truth of human existence. Humans are varied. Regardless of gender, or in spite of gender, human beings can come in unique and amazing packages, from jock girls who are sensitive poets to crossdressing dudes who enjoy football and shooting the hell out of anything that moves with More Dakka! Variety is the spice of life and humanity as a whole is proof of concept.How Not To Write Feminist Fiction or Characters2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's honestly that simple.
Maybe it's easier said than done, I grant you. I've seen writers with the best intentions fall into some of the same pitfalls and tropes of yesteryear without a shred of irony. Back in my fanfiction days, I knew a guy who claimed to have utmost r
Robin Williams Dead At Age 63Apparently, a lot of famous actors have died this year. Harold Ramis, Bob Hoskins, and Casey Kasem. And well... It pains me to give out this tragic news. But just now, famous movie actor Robin Williams has died. You may remember him for certain theatrical films such as Popeye (1980), Hook (1991), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), Flubber (1997), Father's Day (1997), and Bicentennial Man (1999). And he was also the voice of the genie from Aladdin. I remember all those films quite well to this day. But I remember Popeye, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, and Flubber most fondly. And well, it's such a tragedy that such a fate was bestowed upon this man, for he was one of the greatest movie actors that ever lived. His death was so sudden and unexpected, that friends, family, and even fans, are in a great deal of pain at this moment. Williams was found unconscious in his home in unincorporated Tiburon, California, at around 11:55 a.m. PDT on August 11, 2014, and was pronounced dead atRobin Williams Dead At Age 636 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ways To Be A Better Artist (somewhat)I recently borrowed some digital art books from the local library and came across an article that I think it's worth sharing.Ways To Be A Better Artist (somewhat)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
To some, it might be very familiar.
If you find it useful, get the original book and read the original article.
(Taken from Fantasy Creatures: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Digital Painting Techniques by ImagineFX, pages 92 and 93)
Top 10 Ways To Be A Better Artist
Being a great artist has as much to do with your state of mind as it does your skill.
Robert Change explains...
10. Learn The Foundations
Buckle down and really learn the foundations (composition, perspective, anatomy and figure
work, color theory, values, lighting and so on).
You cannot really call yourself a competent artist until you have done so.
Ideally you you should not only learn them, but master them, and when you do, you're not
merely competent, but confident and author
Make Money Selling Premium ContentMake Money Selling Premium Content2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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Galaxy AngelSpecial thanks to :iconAmbipucca: for finding these episodesGalaxy Angel4 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's six clips and all of them are Japanese. The first three episodes shown have been dubbed in English but I can't find these three in English, so they're in Japanese.
Galaxy Angel Z (Second series):
Episode 18: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v661938DyCGt3Ex/GalaxyZ (Starts at the 20:23 mark)
Ranpha's pig form gets fat so Forte wouldn't throw her for a second time... in which Forte throws her again.
Galaxy Angel AA (Second half of third series):
Episode 29: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v11741546CwqTCTJ (Starts at the 11:35 mark)
Milfeulle, Ranpha, Mint, Forte, Vanilla, and Volcott get force fed, claiming the escape pod that they're in claims that only the pigs deserve to live.
Episode 47: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v1181804hb6cf59c (Starts at the 9:48 mark)
While trying to recruit a new member, one of the girls get overfed with too much cake thanks to Milfeulle.
thanksgiving 500 Points giveaway THE WINNERSso.. thanks giving it's pretty soon and i wanted to do somethingthanksgiving 500 Points giveaway THE WINNERS1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
and i was thinking to to a giveaway for that an also thanking you because i reached 500+ watchers c:
so i'm going to give 500 points (5 winners of 100)
all you have to do is this journal
I will use random.org generator to pick the winners
the winners gonna be announced at the first hours of November 28
ok the winners
thanks a lot to everyone who participated
i hope i can do more of this giveaways soon
The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong ResonanceA thousand years tradition of scaring children at bedtime continues for children of all ages. News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago [link] in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human societies worldwide. My worry, have fairy tales been marginalized by modernism?The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong Resonance3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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A Thousand Years Tradition of Scaring Children at Bedtime
Continues for Children of All Ages
News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human
Test : Deviantart / Furaffinity / PixivOk this is a little test and thought about those 3, I'll just compare stuff I like and hate with pro and cons^^Test : Deviantart / Furaffinity / Pixiv1 year ago in Personal More Like This
* PROS *
- Good and huge community,
- Solid server,
- Solid interface easily manageable,
- Basic features are really good,
- Limit of post is great,
- The DA crew is trying to make it better !
- Mobile interface does exist, while it's not perfect, it does exist.
* CONS *
- Bad report, I mean I see a lots of offensive porn around and they are not reported,
- More like *we don't give a crap*, that really annoy me, lots of friends come to DA and are easily confused, saying "is that your work ?" while it's a more like this. This should be removable, especially when you are a premium for me "more like this" is an ad, pointing others people art, if I want to promote, I will, but by myself !
- *the saving of the dead* especially true when you are on mobile interface, the *saving* can be creepy long, dunno why it doesn't occurs on other sites ?
A poetic summary of why we love Star TrekOkay, so someone recently asked me, "What exactly is so great about this Star Trek thing?" This is what I answered.A poetic summary of why we love Star Trek3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Space. The Final Frontier.
"Star Trek are stories about philanthropy and friendship, about honor and duty, about doing the right thing in the face of adversity, how to do this and still keep your humaneness and qualities, how to overcome darkness without becoming darkness yourself, and how to stay human amidst machines.
It is about multifaceted, complex characters that are going through their own development while their personality grows and unfolds as they work with each other. You can identify with these characters, you suffer with them and you laugh with them.
Their stories are told in thrilling, imaginative, original and powerful episodes full of wit, logic and complexity, sometimes breathtaking, sometimes funny. Strange worlds and galaxies represent different philosophies, peaceful aliens, belligerent barbarians, lifeforms that don't know the concept of morality and
Win 1000 points! (Raffle)Sorry for being a little late on this.Win 1000 points! (Raffle)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
RANDOM.ORG WAS USED FOR ALL OF THESE NAMES (Sorry I didn't take screenshots. It didn't occur to me at the time.
Art-Zone will also be hosting a contest for a new icon for premium membership/ or points (to be decided in a poll) . STAY TUNED!
Hello guys! We decided it would be a good opportunity to give back to the people of Art-Zone .
It is quite an achievement that our group has gotten this far and it is a beauty to see it continue it's growth at such a fast pace.
Without you guys and our wonderful staff members, we wouldn't be this far! (You can become a part of our staff team too by filling out an application!)
Today, this group plans to giveaway 1000 points!
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
OR/AS Hype Art Contest + Giveaway!OR/AS Hype Art Contest + Giveaway!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
This contest/giveaway has ended! Click here to see the winners!
Hi all! I'd like to celebrate the Pokemon Gen 3 remakes by going all-out with an art contest AND a giveaway. Both of these events will have 15 winners each! Prizes include plushies, free art, and multiple chances to win a copy of the upcoming Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire games. Keep reading to learn how to enter!
Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire game preorder (1 available)Adorable Treecko, Mudkip, or Torchic plushie (1 of each available)Super cool drawing by me (1 available - here are some examples of my work)Fancypants