CI Monthly Feature - # 23Edit:for all welcomeCI Monthly Feature - # 238 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello dear members and watchers,
Another article featuring works from members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to our +39k watchers and the whole community!
HOW CAN I GET FEATURED?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots!
Working @ UbisoftNot even kidding, though my contract is only for two months so far. I was offered a unique opportunity to work alongside experts in the industry, and was recruited for concept art, illustration, and storyboarding, bouncing around to see where I might fit with my toony style. It's only been day one so far, but I'm working right alongside professionals and get to learn from them first-hand. Pretty sure I'm still reeling. Obviously I can't tell you what we're working on due to confidentiality agreements, but it's pretty cool to see all the behind-the-scenes action my own self.Working @ Ubisoft1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately, this does mean a significant stall in my (slow) progress on HAT, my animation-to-be. While working at LASALLE I literally spent every minute animating if I wasn't busy assisting teachers; now the only time I'll have to work on it will be when I get home, and on the weekends. Finishing the illustrations for Voltaire's upcoming children's book
Being a miserable artist = being a bad artist.I recently felt it being one of the most important things, not just for an artist; being happy with what you do. No one wants to get up every morning thinking.. shit .. another work day. Of course there can be days, maybe even a full week of that, but the majority of your time you should be feeling content and happy even.Being a miserable artist = being a bad artist.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
With that lack of love and enthusiasm it is most likely reflected into your work.
Now it's not always your own fault that your work doesn't make you happy and doesn't feed your creative monster. But it can be in these cases.
You make your OWN workday miserable when:
If you don't speak your mind and stand up for your opinion and values.
If you're not open minded regarding feedback and new techniques.
:buletblue: If you don't aim for improvement. (though aiming for perfecting all the time can be stressful)
when you allow yourself to work under stressful circumstances for too long.
UPDATES CONT. - Warm Winter Project: 2012UPDATE 9 - As of Sunday, November 25, 2012, I WAS ABLE TO MEET AND PURCHASE MY DONATION GOAL OF 50 HOODIES thanks to deviantART's 30% off Black Friday sale as well as my 10% Premium Member Discount. Congratulations to us and thank you to everyone who helped out!UPDATES CONT. - Warm Winter Project: 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
UPDATE 8 - As of Saturday, November 17, 2012, we are at 125,125 points, with only 34,875 points left to go! I was able to purchase 2,000 points a moment ago to put directly into the pool myself. My original intent was to get 8,000, but I ended up working less than I expected this week and was unable to, but as of my next paycheck (in two weeks), I will be able to purchase 8,000! That will leave us with 26,875. And after TimberClipse's AWESOME point doubler, like the one that helped out and did so amazingly earlier in the year, that will be another 8,000, leaving us with only 18,875! And his doubler is already halfway full with much thanks to rainylake for immediately putting 2,000 points in
On Art Schools + Art Style: A response to EndlingEndling posted this [click here] answer to a questioned by one of his followers on Tumblr.On Art Schools + Art Style: A response to Endling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It pertains to how his art school and supporters treated/reacted to his particular art style in an academic and professional setting. Give that a read first then come back here.
I posted a response to it that I also wanted to share on my DeviantART. (If you're getting tired of me ranting about my experience at school, sorry, but this stuff means a LOT to me. I want to try to inform other people of what my time was like there so that if YOU go, you're all the wiser.) Response was as follows:
This is partially one of my problems with art schools at this point in time. They're ridiculously expensive, and because of the rapid change in art/media industry and culture, fall into generally one of these two categories:
1) They typically have instructors who are remnants of doing their bes
Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Drawing AnimeSo what's this all about? A while back I decided that it would be best to create a place where tutorials that are vital to Manga/Anime artists to have a home, an easy place to reach if they felt that they ever needed it. One by one articles featuring tutorials based off of specific trades and mediums will be posted, and in the end a master article that'll unite them all together. The hope is to have as much as possible in one easy to reach place. This time around its Drawing Anime's turn.Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Drawing Anime3 years ago in Personal More Like This
An Anime Eyes Tutorial by joulee Tutorial - drawing anime heads by Serio555 :thumb191997487: -Eye Tutorial- by ChiyoNemuri The Perspective Tutorial by sashas
Ivy's Tutorial For Drawing Men by IvyFallsDown Hand Tutorial 2 by manic-goose Drawing Tutorial For Body by Henritsu Tutorial: Blending Charas into BGs by Dea-89 Anime Anatomy Tutorial - Pt 1 by Fullmetal-Illusion
Hand Tutorial 4 by manic-goose Chibi Drawing Tutorial by FanOfAkatsuki Hand Tutorial 5 by manic-goose Hand Tutorial 1 by moonraven373 Upper Body Tutorial by skipperofotters05
:thumb91394253: Line Art Tutorial by JohnYume :thumb68116749: Hair shading tutorial by Selene-Blackthorn Tenty's Line Art Tutorial by Lolisoup
M. Features Volume 10 Here is the 10th volume of the Mega features!M. Features Volume 109 months ago in Art Features More Like This
(Better late then never, I hope... )
Please FAV this journal so that many can see the beautiful pieces!
A lovely comment could make someone's day!
Would you like to suggest someone? Just comment below!
My Deviantart StoryFeature time! I'm gonna show a bit of my personal inspirations in this long journey of self improvement and motivation ;v;My Deviantart Story7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
water wings by SARANAJiWaiting for Spring by SidharthChaturvedi
Zephel Bana Gel by felixavenierCount Tristan Tailor by WhiteFoxCubSpookyuuuh by gentletreesDune - St Alia of the Knife by Gorrem
Black Goldfish by SelenadaGiantking by GrobelskiMother of Madness by tstnUntitled-22 by aditya777
Death On Two Legs by MatiaziHakka no Togame by luleiyaDistant chanting - redone by HeilyAensGolden Night by N-Maulina
The Long Path by LaughingAstaraeluntitled by batteryliMotherland Chronicles #37 - braid II by tobieeSisters in the Moonlight by Aledin
Curufin's Oath by Venlian
PE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learnPE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learn2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Walkthroughs, alongside tutorials, are always an excellent way to learn. It's really helpful to get educated through a tutorial which tells exactly what to do in a detailed way step by step. However at times what is even more helpful is to actually see the artist in action, there are things you need to see get done by yourself and here is where walkthroughs come into play.
There's always something fascinating about seeing the different stages of the creation process of a piece, and you can always learn from the artists and adapt part of said process to your own.
Besides showing part of this process through images which show the different stages of a piece, and
(Some of) My Fave Hetalia QuotesJa, I've been typing these up since I first started watching my DVDs. =3= I have quite a collection of hilarious quotes, don't I? xDDDDDD(Some of) My Fave Hetalia Quotes4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"So I captured Italy... but the only thing I hear from him is ze singing und ze laughing und vierd accents."
-Germany, Hetalia: Axis Powers english dub
"As long as I'm with you I get fed and nobody picks on me! I like being here~"
-Italy, Hetalia: Axis Powers english dub
"You're the most pathetic excuse for a country I've ever seen...! Are you sleeping at me right now?!"
-Germany, Hetalia: Axis Powers english dub
"If you're a soldier-- even if you're French-- you're supposed to try very hard to escape captivity!"
-Germany, Hetalia: Axis Powers english dub
"Your women terrify me~"
-Italy singing to Germany, Hetalia: Axis Powers english dub
"Is it norm to drink a barrel of beer and then bust on somebody's head~?"
-Italy singing to Germany, Hetalia: Axis Powers english dub
"Luxembourg kicked my ass and sent me back here~"
-Italy to Germany, Hetalia:
Pageviews and Popularity - The real deal.Be an artist, not a number.Pageviews and Popularity - The real deal.6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Many members of the artistic community here on DeviantART were shocked by a recent popular news article about how to become popular. I won't link to it because that would be foolish - but the mentality behind it was pageview orientated and made a 'mockery of all that deviantART stands for'.
So - to spell it out for everyone on DeviantART whos ever wanted more pageviews, I went to my nearest and dearest ' popular' artists and asked them what they thought about popularity and statistics.
The answer? They don't give a damn...
Your page views won't help you progress as an artist, and that is what you should be on this art site for.. the art..
Page views can be a feel good thing - I won't deny that - but it does not reflect how much your actual art is viewed, how sucessful or popular your art itself is, or even how popular you are.
Using cheap tactics as described in the article it is easy to generate high numbers of page views even with an EMPTY gallery.
Plz-accountsEDIT:: Ohh ... gahhwwdd.. This took me like.. 4 hours... ;A; I'm so tired and I'm not quite done but.. This will do for now.. Sorry if there's some mistakes in there.. I'mma sleep now.. :iconsexycombsplz:Plz-accounts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So This journal is dedicated to the lovely :iconesiur:
This is the icons I use the most and also all the icons I have saved in my "helpplz". I find new ones almost every day so I might have to update this now and then.
If you also want this helpplz that I always talk about go here -> http://famine-star.deviantart.com/art/helpplz-uber-firefox-chrome-302802304
Warning: This will be long, weird and slightly.. sssexiii :iconsexybrowsplz:
There will be many categories so that you rather easily will find them all or at least kinda get the hang on how I use them hahahah
Also they might be in weird categories and some of these fit in more than one category.. It's also in the middle of the night here so I'm tired while doing this hahah ... but yeah.. Most of it should be okay
How to cope with Art BlocksAlmost every single artist has at one point or the other in their life lost motivation, inspiration or even both and without the knowledge of how to deal with what we then call an Art Block, it can take a long time to overcome this lack of artistic drive. A time that might otherwise be used for further improvement and personal artistic growth.How to cope with Art Blocks3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So today I would like to give you a few tips on how to defeat an art block. There is no definite guarantee to either of them, as everybody experiences their blocking differently but maybe you can at least find small suggestions that will eventually help.
Inspiration is literally everywhere, you just need to open your eyes to see it.
We can find inspiration through:
Letting your favourite books, movies, series or games inspire you is always one of the most obvious ways. Fan Art is a good way to retrieve inspiration because most of all y
Why I Hate HaruhiUsually things don't upset me.Why I Hate Haruhi5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay that's bullshit. I get upset by a lot of things, and frequently.
But usually I get over them pretty fast and they don't continue to piss me off as much as they used to.
That is not the case with the Suzumiya Haruhi series.
I tried to watch this series. I'd heard some good things about it from a person whose views I'd usually take into consideration.
This show is needlessly incomprehensible and obtuse. Don't get me wrong, I didn't have that much trouble following it. I watch Lost. But the thing is, even after you "know" what's "actually" happening, it still doesn't make all that much fucking sense.
I heard somewhere that this series was based off a dream the author had. And I can buy that. I mean, I can't remember shit about my dreams either.
The thing about this show's level of impenetrability is that it fucking pisses me off. Some of the concepts are literally impossible to fully comprehend (by the way, if you're laughing right now, thinking
CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 Juneit's 20 May so it's time for a new month give awayCI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 June10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
but first a very special thanks to my donators for this month below we can continue holding these thank you guys for all the support
~~A big thanks to our donators for the Month May
(I send you a note fast as possible if you didn't got featured yet!)
for those of you who do not know, I, Tsuki-SoraRuki decide to do a project
called project Pm give away here you can win Pm's for free
how can I enter ?
to enter simply fave this journal (thats all )
and feel free to write a comment on the journal.
what are the Monthly prizes?
1 month premium membership (for one lucky member
Looking for advice on apartments/budgeting!!!EDIT: Thank you everyone for your advice, replies and experiences!! they have given me a lot of insight about how to go about the situation and move forward!!!! I really appreciate that you took the time and write me a reply/// so thank you again!! *//U//*Looking for advice on apartments/budgeting!!!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
None related art journal, hah! Anyways, I figured the best place to seek advice for this kind of thing would be from my diverse watchers! I'm assuming a number of you are living on your own, budgeting your life and working to make ends meet.
Personally, I am seeking to move out of my parents home by August /September. I took a financial math class in highschool, but that was a really long time ago--- LOL So I'm not really sure where to start, especially thinking about prices of apartments, budgeting for food, travel/transport, utilities etc.
my general information:
-can drive/have a car (that I can leave behind if necessary)
-Not currently in university (though may return in the future)
-lives in massachusetts
The REAL Hetalia Human Names I don't know, just feel like I need to let everyone know that we've been lied to on some of the names such as Denmark's and Liechtenstein's and Ukraine's. Did you know Mathias, Lili, and Yekaterina were all just fan given names and not the real ones Himaruya listed could be potential ones? Not even their (or at least Liechtenstein's) surnames are what we think they are! So here are the official and officially suggested names Himaruya listed for most of the characters.The REAL Hetalia Human Names3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Note: All of the following names have the official spelling and accents Himaruya gave them.
America: Alfred F. Jones (official.)
Australia: Ralph, Christian, Kyle, and Jett (all listed potential names. No surname given.)
Austria: Roderich Edelstein (official.)
Belarus: Natalia Arlovskaya (official.)
Belgium: Laura, Emma, Anri, and Manon (all listed potential names. No surname given.)
Canada: Matthew Williams (official.
How To Not Be a Jerk...on the internet. Gonna keep this simple and to the point.How To Not Be a Jerk3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do not call someone names or speak ill of them to others. If they did something wrong and you want to do something about it, talk to them privately.
If that doesn't work, just ignore them.
Guess what? Blocking works. Block someone if they're upsetting you and you aren't able to handle it.
If you find someone who has 'bad art' in your standards, don't comment on their art/page/journal about how bad their art is. Instead, click off their page.
If the 'bad' artist is asking for feedback, make sure it's constructive. If you mention that their anatomy is bad, explain how they can fix it. Try to mention something that they're doing good at as well. Be positive.
Do not talk shit about someone behind their back, no matter how bad your day was, or whatever other bullshit excuse you have. There's always a chance they could find your shit comment if you'
Guide to being a Sane fan: HetaliaNew to the Hetalia fandom?Guide to being a Sane fan: Hetalia3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Getting tired of being called a 'Hetatard?'
Fans of Hetalia calling you the 'reason people hate Hetalia fans?'
All of these and more?
That's why I'm here to help.
This will be a mini guide on how to be a sane Hetalia fan.
1. Don't be obsessive over your OTP (one true pairing) or OTPs. Let's face it. They aren't canon. The only one's that could be called canon is AusHun, ChibitaliaXHoly Rome, and SuFin. The rest are just ones we the fans made and support.
I'm gonna pick on FrUK for a second, so bear with me FrUK shippers. You're the 'biggest' FrUK fan ever. So you're going through your messages and you see the pairing you hate the most - USUK. And you know what makes it worse? It's not even a picture. It's a fan fiction with horrible grammar and spelling (the horror!).
You see this abomination. You comment on it with this - 'FUUUU!!!111!!!FRUK IS CANON!!!!111!!!USUK SUKS!!U SUK!!!!FRUKKK IZ DA LUV!!!!11!!!'
No. Just no. That's no way to try to get someone to l
artblock first aid kit!sup! This is a little collection of things that help me get out of artblocks and/or any situation in which I need inspiration/motivation but I can't find it~ it would be awesome if others found these useful too. o uo There are loads of lists like these on tumblr and they're a lot longer too, but these are my personal favorites~ might add more later on.artblock first aid kit!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Inspirational song: Die Vampire Die!
Inspirational speeches/talk thingies:
Fail Faster- A Mantra for Creative Thinkers
Artistic Growth is NOT A GOAL
Make Good Art
The Strangest Secret (the best on achieving goals and fullest potential! MUST LISTEN)
Articles and posters:
Commission PricesHello! I've been getting a lot of requests for commissions! I am currently working on specific examples to go with the prices so it's easier for you but those aren't finished yet. In the mean time here is my general commission form:Commission Prices2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*The initial costs below are for one character. There is a minimum $25 charge per extra character in the same picture. Price can increase depending on the complexity of the pose, character details/accessories, etc. Animals count as extra characters.
*I will send you an initial rough sketch for your approval. You can request changes to the sketch until you get the desired result. Once you OK the sketch I will begin the painting process. Changes to the drawing cannot be made during the painting stage without additional cost. The complete work will be sent to you as a full size 300dpi, 8.5" x 11" (tall or wide layout) JPEG unless otherwise specified. Preliminary thumbnails and/or sketches are included in yo
Contest! [Closed]EDIT (@ 18 Nov): Results are up~!Contest! [Closed]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT (@ 2 NOV): If you've told me beforehand that you're willing to enter, I'll accept entries until 12 November, 2012.
Judging will commence at around 15 Nov, and the results will be up by the end of November. c:
Design a new outfit for my OC, Belle!
Age: (appears to be) 16
Eye colour: dark pink / grey
・Has green, shoulder-length hair with light pink tips.
・Likes bittersweet/gothic Lolita fashion
・Belle's dress/skirt should fall at her knees. She would NEVER wear anything shorter than "10cm above knee-level"!
(more refs available here: http://dolly-lunatic.deviantart.com/gallery/37032214 http://dolly-lunatic.deviantart.com/favourites/49970788 )
・You can submit as many entries as you want, but you can on
raffle- CLOSED!EDIT 2- xLadyJade is the winner!! thank you all for entering! c: i plan on holding other raffles in the future. :>raffle- CLOSED!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT- i will now be picking the winner! to be fair, i'm using http://random.org/ to pick out the winner. c:
OC Contest 2014 (Closed)Hi!! WAAAAAH let's take a second and remember all my contests. Now, let's forget about how I didn't have a contest at all during 2013 and start a new one!OC Contest 2014 (Closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
-No mature content (nudity mostly)
-You CAN do more than one entry
What To Do
You must choose from these couples (there are a lot and do not draw them romantically). AGAIN, you can only draw the people that are paired up together. YOU CANNOT CHOOSE TWO PEOPLE WHO AREN'T PAIRED UP. Here are the characters and their references, and then I will tell you the couples.
Green Bunny (#2): **boy
Red Head (#2): **girl
Fox Girl: **you can figure this one out on your own
And Nami Kyoto (in this outf