Armour ConceptsI have just been asked to work on some Live Role Playing leather armour designs. I am excited to see one of my drawings as a fully realised piece of kit that I can wear! You can read more about it on my blog http://ralphhorsley.blogspot.com/2011/10/armour-concepting.htmlArmour Concepts4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can also check out my scrapbook, where I have uploaded the sketches.
I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 3[Click Here For Part 2]I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 34 years ago in Personal More Like This
She looked down at her plate, an empty glare fixated on her slowly cooling potatoes. The dinner could have been going better.
August, 2010, the last weekend before overtime started on our major AAA project. I was transferred from the previous rhythm/music video game onto the major blockbuster shooter just a month prior to their major crunch period. We were literally jumping from our last crunch into a new one with hardly any break. Though the timing made things a bit hectic, I soon learned it certainly was convenient.
The news had already traveled the pipeline. I didn't just depart from that last company; I was chased by an exploding fireball out the front door, diving for safety. The layoff's hit just minutes after I finalized the paperwork for the parking card at the new developer's campus, the HR representatives
Skyrim - First ImpressionsPicked up a cheapo copy of Skyrim today. First impressions: this game is so inside the box, it's inside a smaller box.Skyrim - First Impressions4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tolkien was, undeniably, a genius, but, for the love of creativity and dynamism; read another f**king book, people.
There's a world of culture, history and myth out there to seek inspiration from! Fantasy should be an exciting, twisted reflection of the world around us, not an endless stream of pirated Lord of the Rings DVDs.
Comic-Con tour with $spyed!:icontechgnotic:Comic-Con tour with $spyed!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
spyed, aka deviantART's Co-Founder and CEO, walks us through the floor of San Diego Comic-Con 2011 -- including stops by the Gears of War 3 booth, adventures in cosplay, and how to ink a car with a black marker.
Art City Resource Credit
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PuritanArt"Your deviation Sonic Screw(driver) was reported for Explicit Pornography. The report was reviewed by a member of the Staff and action was taken, deleting the deviation and marking the report as Resolved.PuritanArt3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Additionally, the following comment was provided:
A member of staff has reviewed this deviation and has determined that the theme itself, or one or more details present in the scene, has made the work unacceptable for submission here.
As such this deviation has been removed in accordance with our policies and should not be resubmitted."
"Explicit Pornography"?! Aw, jeez, guys. You must have the worst collection of porn on the planet to think that was explicit.
A 90s Rochelle Swanson outing was more explicit that that pic, and that stuff got aired, uncut, on terrestrial UK TV (god bless you Channel 5, you made the young Jack jolly).
I believe that, for something to be labelled "explicit", SOMETHING must be visibly going in SOMEWHERE. Such was not the case in the offending image,
First Friday: Issue #2Once a month (on the first Friday of each month), RipfangDragon features art collected from the month before from all over the site. Every artist of every media is welcome to participate.First Friday: Issue #24 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The art featured isn't featured based solely on quality, but creativity, effort, and aesthetics. Artists of every skill level are featured. We don't care about pageviews.
:iconprojectcomment: This article is supported by and supports ProjectComment. ProjectComment is a Group of many projects centered around comments, but, more importantly, constructive comments. If you see a piece of art featured that you like, don't just favorite it! Leave it a comment!
This month's features are from August 2011.
Mau5in Around - Page11 by TwodeeWeaver :thumb252881196: :thumb2542
Need brushes?After references, textures and faces, the time comes for brushes. All inspirational, all useful!Need brushes?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Gimp Anim. Grass Brushes Set by LJFHutch
13 Blending and Texturing Brushes by god-headFree PS Grass Brushes 2 by s10889 Paint Splatter Brushes by Miss-deviantE:thumb335492192:
Bark brushes - Photoshop by Autlaw:thumb200310505:Velvetcat's Brush Set_2 by velvetcat
Old Paper Brushes III by lailomeielOrnamental Shapes - Brush Pack by SyaReal Media Mini Brush Set by StalcryBrushes Set 01 by Elsouille
Border Brush 3 by wantingtobreakfreeAntique Lace Brushes by Scully7491My watercolor brushes by muttiy
Lace brushes by Myruso:thumb276107668:Grunge Corner Brush Pack by midnightstouch
New Features and New Gift!!Happy EasterNew Features and New Gift!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconhrtplz: Happy Easter to all my friends!!! !! Wishing your Easter is decorated with love, peace, joys of Spring and the season's blessings!! !:iconhrtplz:
My dear friends, I received a very beautiful gift from my darest friend hiaamir :iconhiaamir:!!
Thank you from all my heart for this is beautiful dedication!!
In this is new features I want to present you wonderful works of talented and amazing artists that I as usual choice for this week![Love]
Cezanne Rose by phantastesPurpleVine by phoenixluHell Hath No Fury by JenniferHealyAtlantean Automaton by KimiSzMy Love For Tea Time by TeaPhotographyDaffodil dream by crayonmaniacBlack Cutie for Tea by philippeLLilly pond.........2 by wingsofdragonsiSea by Trippy4UDaenerys by sharandulaRed Haired Samurai by sakimichanSerenade to Spring by LUCILALEYLARed hot by Philippe-Albanel:thumb293939896::thumb29372
I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 5[Click Here For Part 4]I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 54 years ago in Personal More Like This
What Came First...?
A couple years back, our publisher's CEO made a splash in the video gaming blogs and news sites by saying that we upheld our jobs with dignified sincerity, and that we knew the process of making fun and games was anything but fun and games. Of course, considering the hilarious level of integrity professional video gaming blogs adhere to (hilarious!), you could imagine those words were twisted around to single out one phrase. Take out all the previous context, and what's left? "We take the fun out of making video games."
Might as well conclude that Fukishima just started glowing in the dark one morning, St. Elsewhere is a documentary about autism, or JFK was killed by quite a powerful migraine.
The safest course of action when offered an interview by a gaming blog is to simply decline, especially if y
FeaturesSoo...I decided to change the front page.Features2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dany and Drogon by Achen089 ASOIAF - Queens of Prophecy by Achen089 another earth elemental by Keltainen Floaty Glowy by CindarellaPop Overlap by escume Amon by Artipelago Beleaguered Constance by Toru-meow Prometheus's Martyrdom by MischievousMartian
And I want to thank everyone who faved and added me to the watchlist!
TEST YOUR MIGHT!!!TEST YOUR MIGHT!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Test Your Might!!!
This is a very new unique feature added to :iconbattle-artist: These challenges are to reward members for their dedication to the group and to show case their skills in test of artistic challenges that are a lot different than the normal battles. For participating members who successfully complete the challenge will receive 3 points added to total for the season. The first challenge will be announced at the close of battle 18 and will there will be a strict deadline for the completion. These challenges will be limited to 48 hours. Please fave this journal if you are interested. Who is judging this first challenge??? Each member that participates in the challenge that's who. I can't say any more at this time, that will take away from the spirit of the
Joke Journal 2012Joke Journal 2010 - http://osy057.deviantart.com/journal/The-Joke-Journal-224875442Joke Journal 20124 years ago in Personal More Like This
Joke Journal 2011 - http://osy057.deviantart.com/journal/Joke-Journal-2011-221306777
Update #2 (3/14)
Friend: "This 'Kony 2012' is someting else... I haven't seen this many white people interested in what's going on in Africa since Mufasa died."
Me: "HEY! Too soon for jokes about Mufasa.."
When I was a kid, I slept with a nightlight... to keep away the monsters that were scared of a small, low-wattage light bulbs.
Master Yoda, are we going the right way?
"Off course, we are."
Hey are you an angel? cause... no hold on, is there a mirror in your... crap, wait. Did it hurt when something about heaven... dammit. Just take your pants off.
Today during dinner, my son had hardly touched his plate and my wife said, "Think of the poor children in Africa," and he replied, "Do they have to eat this shit too?" High-fiving him probably wasn't the best idea..
Attractive girl: Hi!
Should You Become a Professional Artist?Community WeekShould You Become a Professional Artist?9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Do you enjoy art passionately and are considering doing it as your job, but have some worries such as;
Will I enjoy it as much as a job?
Will it be hard getting a job?
Will I become a starving artist?
If you're like me, you're asking yourself those questions and are letting them give you a hard time deciding whether or not to pursue art professionally. My health teacher told me, as we digressed from our topic of smoking, that to know whether or not you want to do a job, you have to hear what it's like from someone who's already doing it. That's why I decided to do an interview with professional artists on dA to give me, and hopefully many others, answers to these burning questions and an idea of what it's like to be a professional artist.
Okay, well let's get to it then
This is quite long so if you'd like to jump to a section, here are the questions I aske
how to get better at art:I know im not a master of anything- infact, its only been about a week since I started working on improving rather than appealing.how to get better at art:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
BUT BOY DO I FEEL GOOD ABOUT MY ART.
and you should too!
Tips on becoming the artist you want to be
✸ note that these are tips on how I've started- everyone is different! Learn however you want to learn!
1. STOP DRAWING ONLY FOR OTHERS AND JUST START DRAWING FOR YOU
Ok so this for me was the hardest step. I never ever drew for enjoyment. Even when I drew my characters I wasn't really having fun? What you should do is stop all commissions. Stop all trades. And give yourself one day to draw to make you happy. Even if you don't improve at all you will start loving your art! I know I do!
2. FIND ART THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
What is better than finding a style that you really love? Than looking at all this art from people that inspires you? NOTHING. (okay maybe besides starbucks and kittens but still!)
when you fin
Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art ContestSharpen your weapons and prepare to fight for the Nexus in Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art Contest! Illustrate your favorite heroes engaged in battle for the chance to win cash prizes and a personalized sketch from Heroes of the Storm Senior Art Director Sam Didier. With many powerful heroes awaiting your call, who will you choose? Enter now!Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art Contest5 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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Traditional Art Favorites of 20122011 • 2010 • 2009 • 2008Traditional Art Favorites of 20123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Another year is almost over and it's time for my annual traditional art feature of artworks submitted in the year of 2012!
This is my favorite, the most difficult and the most time consuming art feature to make, as well as the one I'm never really satisfied with: it's a real pain to decide which works to include in this little collection when, just from this small part of the most amazing works dA is filled with you have the luck to find and see each year, you have at least a few hundreds of top
Trusted Members and Art FeatureHello Everyone!!Trusted Members and Art Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have recently discovered a site where I could do a live broadcast, while I am creating art. I was wandering if anyone may be interested in something like this. I am curious to hear your thoughts!
Cinematic Arts Announcements
We now have a new member type in the group called Trusted Members. What is a trusted member? Trusted members can submit their art without going through the submission process. These members may also help out in the group if they choose too. Trusted members may have the option of having their own blog with in the group (with admin approval of course), they may invite members, and share ideas on how to help our group better serve the artist with in it.
How do you become a trusted member? Trusted members have been loyal members to our group. They are active with in the group and follow all of the group rules. If you would like to become a trusted member, you may send he group a note, and the admins will decide weath
I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 2[Click Here For Part 1]I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 24 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Never Be Ashamed"
I couldn't help myself. The moment I saw a name placard for "Steven Blum" my nostalgia and long-standing love of all things LucasArts Adventure Games flung my body into auto-pilot and directed me to that booth. In front of him were posters and lithographs of various characters from recent anime recently localized into English, but I inadvertently dumped his mind back into the 90's when I lost all decorum and totally fangasm'd over his role voicing Ludger Brink in The Dig.
"Wow," Steven reeled at my impulsive outburst. "That was...so long ago."
It was spring 2010, just one week before my transfer to the biggest AAA project in our publisher's history. I was at the Wizard World comic convention in Anaheim California. I knew there was going to be celebrity, but not the rockstars that defined my youth. Being a c
FEB Featured ArtistGROUPS RULES | SUBMISSION RULES | CONTEST | AFFILIATES | MANGA REVIEWFEB Featured Artist4 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're starting a new feature in the group. Well technically we started it in December with 6 featured artists from the Ghosts of the Past contest:
But now we're going to be doing 10 artists a month, one artist featured from each Admin. Unfortunately this month the admins seem a bit busy so we only got 3 features this month (plus one bonus), but they are good ones! (Next month hopefully we'll have the 10 artists). Each month, around the 1st, each group admin will feature 1 artist and one deviation from that artist which will be on display in the featured folder, plus 4 additional pieces to be featured here in a blog.
Feature...This weather is starting to annoy me it was 95 degrees today and it's going to get hotter I think I'm over summer and am ready for fall. Anyway here is this weeks feature Enjoy.Feature...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconceciliay: has extended the deadline for the purple contest. the contest will now run through August 12 so get your entries in and win fantastic prizesdetails--> http://news.deviantart.com/article/154761/
Mother by Naya2010Widi Moon by reinheavenStar Wars Family by OtisFramptonMermaid by kidkidkidkidPaladin of Light by NoxypiaC a l c u l a t i o n by slecktMidday Sun by MinnaSundbergNe Regrette Rien III by LinaDominaDragon Age II - Hawke x Fenris by Aaorin:thumb212714119:Smile Project by cika:thumb210730801:Once happy memories by cerae28Old - Nap - oofuri by Cris-ArtDark Phoenix by SubversiveGirlArt. Astralia - Lyon of Amaldys . by ayashintaThe Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow by raeveneSophia by NicoleCadet:thumb199471048:Parrot by VyllaLotus - Kyoto, Japan by xXScarletButterflyXxThe Last Enchanter_Poster3 by Luaprata91:thumb158156139:Village in memory by phoenix-fengDuelMasters1 by TakayamaToshiakiOPS by Kurunya:th
LIGHTNING FINAL FANTASYLIGHTNING FINAL FANTASY3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Lightning by Faye-l
Lightning by kn8e
Lightning by Wolfs-echo
ff13: Lightning by MathiaArkoniel
Lightning returns by thanomluk
Blast from the Past!Blast from the Past! Here's a wonderful comic by Joe Kubert that was commissioned by World Color Press back in 1977 to celebrate their anniversary -- and to show how comics are made. Check it out by clicking on the link below:Blast from the Past!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Exposure, Getting Better, Having the ChopsEXPOSURE & GETTING BETTER AT WHAT YOU DOExposure, Getting Better, Having the Chops3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm only going off of my own personal experiences talking about these few things. (And I'm not specifically talking about ONLY dA here.) So take it with as many grains of salt as you can.
I've recently been asked questions like "How do I get people to see my work?", "Why am I not receiving commission inquiries?", "Why isn't anyone following my work?", "What can I do to get better?". Often, and I answered it before, the answer is as simple as this:
Create, as in, DRAW. PAINT. RENDER. SCULPT. You have to do develop a tolerance (or the obvious definition: LOVE) for creating if you want exposure and to get better. You have to LOVE the drawing or illustration that you HATE how it came out in the end. You have to ask yourself after every piece, what could I have done to do that differently. And you have to do this frequently.
Some folks come on the scene, post once or twice a week, and expect an audience to flock yo