University ChallengeYour average American university: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erVewRbMcPwUniversity Challenge3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Your average British university: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5fzmmrk6kk / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6YvpZb1pOY&feature=endscreen&NR=1
I never went to uni.
As such; I have zero debt.
(*granted, that does limit my employment options to drawing boobs or cleaning toilets.....)
USEFUL STUFFHere's some nice useful things to check out (if you havent already) that i like to look at to improve or just watch for inspirationUSEFUL STUFF5 months ago in Personal More Like This
FYI i learn more from watching things so most of these are gonna be video tutorials, artists talking while painting and timelapse paintings, since i prefer analyzing peoples workflow and try it out than straight tutorials that tell you what to do (not there's anything wrong with it though )
LEVEL UP: https://www.youtube.com/user/levelupsessions
omg.... the amount of stuff you can learn from these amazing artists is crazy! i suggest watching from session 1 till the latest. you cant miss a thing these guys say, plus these guys are pretty fun most of the time. its a nice light, but informative bunch of videos
Marc Brunet is a great teacher! i really enjoy how he explains things and just his process in general. really good to listen to and pretty entertaining to watch
giant ass gif journal (slow internet not advised)WARNING: 5 minutes of your time are about to be wasted, proceed at your own riskgiant ass gif journal (slow internet not advised)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
so.... i quit my job. YEAHYEAHYEAH. and since i have a midterm in 8 hours, naturally the thing to do is to spend a long time making another da journal!!! okay so here is the story behind finally quitting my job at the mexican grill:
MY DAY AT WORK, FRIDAY FEB 25
spend the entire day using time wisely before I have to go to work:
see that it's 4:50 pm and there's 10 mintues left before I have to go into work and make burritos and clean shit for the next 9 hours:
next 15 mintues spent using time wisely:
Ohmahgahhh I'M LATE AGAIN
drive to work
Almost DDs: Volume 6I suggest DDs.Almost DDs: Volume 63 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's a tricky business. You have to find a piece you're passionate about. You have to make a case that's convincing, but not begging or posh-sounding. I have had a few bursts of luck- 4 accepted suggestions, but the good bulk of my suggestions don't make it.
I realize that the GM have to make some tough choices. But I want to give my suggestions another chance, in case it was something on my end that was why they declined them.
And I still felt they deserved a feature.
As a note, a few pieces this time are not eligible for DDs because the artist received a DD on a different piece after I suggested it.They'll have *s. Some of these pieces are also pending suggestions, but if a GM sees multiple suggestions of the same piece, I think it ups the chances!
So, without further ado, the Almost DDs, Volume 6!Please show these artists some love, and if you really love a piece, suggest it as a DD!
Critique 4 Critique! Sign up here!C O N T A C T U S O U R G A L L E R I E S O U R B L O G SCritique 4 Critique! Sign up here!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Do you ever wish your photos would receive more comments? That people would actually take the time to give you opinions on your photography? Well we're here to make your wishes come true! We'd like to start a new project that encourages members of the group to comment on each others' photos, and rewards them for it! Here's how it works:
1. You sign up for the new "Critique 4 Critique" project, by commenting on this journal telling us you'd like to participate.
2. You submit photos you'd like to receive critiques on from other members, to our "Critique 4 Critique" FAVORITES folder. (click on the link)
3. You find photos in
Traditional Art Tutorials on DeviantArtTraditional Art Tutorials on DeviantArtTraditional Art Tutorials on DeviantArt8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A lot of people want to learn to draw and paint better but they just don't know where to start. You don't need an expensive art course to learn and progress, sometimes the answers are not far away. On DeviantArt, artists not only share their artworks but many of them are willing to share their working secrets, they create tutorials and FAQ journals or simply answer to your notes if you ask them. When you know what you want to improve, searching for a good tip gets even easier.
▲ ANATOMY tutorials
▲ COLOR tutorials
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WE'VE CLIMBED THIS WHOLE MOUNTAIN AND ITS TIME TO CELEBRATE.
Since I reached 1000 watchers pretty recently, I decided to celebrate with a huge point giveaway. I just want to thank all of you. I wouldnT BE HERE IF IT WASNT FOR YOU GUYS
ALRIGHT LETS GET DOWN TO BUSINESS
There are 4 prizes.
2 1000 point prizes and 2 500 point prizes.
HOW TO ENTER:
Make a journal featuring this lovely giveaway!
Link it to your comment!
THATS ALL YOU HAVE TO DO
The raffle will end one month from now, So July 25th.
GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY.
Spreading the dA Love: Vol. 6Welcome to the 6th volume of Spreading the DA LoveSpreading the dA Love: Vol. 63 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As the title suggests, this news article series aim to promote wonderful aspects of the deviantART community, from showcasing beautiful works of art, to informing you of great groups, and to interviewing inspirational deviants. I feel so happy being part of such a wonderful community and I hope to make it better, even if it's only a little bit, by making these articles. My goal is to bring to light everything that impassions me and, hopefully, inspire you!
Showcasing Gorgeous Artwork
Here I will showcase art that has simply left me speechless from all genres, from digital/traditional, artisan, emoticons, fractals, etc.
My First Giveaway! (updated)So I am giving away 2 months premium membership to a lucky someone.My First Giveaway! (updated)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
All you have to do is :
Watch these Deviants,
Fav and comment all these works ,
Fav this Journal
Write your own Journal mentioning about my Giveaway, with a link to this Journal
Pick a number from 1-40
Comment on this Journal with the number you picked, and a link to your Journal where you mentioned my giveaway
The winner will be chosen using http://www.random.org/ generator when I will have 40 people joining this "raffle"
The featured Deviants in "watch" section will get about 40 watchers , so if you want your name there, you will have to donate 20 on
5 Career Killers“Whatever happened to that guy? The guy that drew that thing?5 Career Killers3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Comic careers are like any other career in entertainment: if you don't stay relevant and adapt to a trend, you'll eventually peak and then bottom out. But there are more things that can help end a career. Here's a list of 5 that I've been thinking about lately.
1. SOCIAL MEDIA TAKE-DOWN
The creator does something that somehow goes viral, turning his (or her) readers against him. Bad behavior at a convention, sexual harassment online, or a semi-racist Tweet made worse by bumbling attempts to correct it. Or maybe the creator gets blamed for something innocent: innocent comments taken out of context, or involvement in a controversial project that he had no say over. Whatever the case, “social media take-downs” can harm careers, leaving a permanent black mark on your career.
I imagine this one is the most common: no matter how hard you work—and no matter how much a
Points GiveAwayI thought about this for a while and I decided to hold a new Points Giveaway.Points GiveAway1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anyone can enter the giveaway as long as they respect my rules.
I will give away 1000 to 3 deviants:
1st winner 500 + 3 deviations featured in my Journal for 1 week
2nd winner 300 + 2 deviations featured in my Journal for 1 week
3rd winner 200 + 1 deviation featured in my Journal for 1 week
You can join the giveaway starting now.
Each deviant who enters will be given an entry number.
The winners will be chosen with Random Number Generator.
The winners will be announced on September 27, 2013.
- this Journal
- Write a Journal mentioning my Giveaway and provide a link to this Journal
- Comment here to let me know you posted a Journal about my giveaway
- Fav and comment (ALL) the following deviations
- Watch the following Deviants
Official W.I.T.C.H. Hypno Art Contest (2nd closed)Hello and welcome to my second major W.I.T.C.H. related Hypno contest! As all of my major contests go this one will last for 2 months and will have a Grand Prize this one will be worth 14,000 points or if you have an active Pay Pal account I will get you the $175.00 U.S. dollars it would take for me to buy the points to you the winner! This will also be for the 1st Place winner as well ! I wanted to make this contest as successful as possible by adding big time prizes all of my major contests have no less then 27,000 points in them, and this one will be no different. I wanted to do something big for my page and thought how I could do something unique as well in my last W.I.T.C.H. Hypno contest I offered big prizes as the draw to get as many people interested as possibly and this time I'm offering cold hard cash to any one with an active Pay Pal account. I hope to see you in the contest and again welcome now I will post the theme and the rules and more importantly theOfficial W.I.T.C.H. Hypno Art Contest (2nd closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Glee Advent Calendar & Klaine Postcard LotteryToday is December 1! And that means you'll be able to open the first door of the Glee Advent Calendar! (http://amerrygleechristmas.tumblr.com/)Glee Advent Calendar & Klaine Postcard Lottery3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Plus the Klaine postcard lottery will start. Everyone on deviantArt and tumblr will have the possibility to win 2 Klaine postcards (photos: http://needklainenow.tumblr.com/post/13561990633/amerrygleechristmas-glee-advent-calendar)!
You'll just have to reblog (up to 5 times a week/like the lottery posts on tumblr or comment(up to 5 each week)/fave this journal entry.
I'll randomly choose a winner on tumblr and deviantArt on December 6, 12, 18 and 24. (So it will be 4 x 2 winners.)
I hope you'll enjoy the calendar!
P.S.: If you have any questions, write in my tumblr askbox (you don't need a tumblr account to do so - http://needklainenow.tumblr.com/ask/) or write a comment on my deviantArt profile.
EDIT - IMPORTANT
If you can't see the complete picture or the fanfiction below the picture, here are some solutions to the
Artists's Toolbox Project Educate Week: TabletsTablet questions. Anyone who hangs out in the digital art forum or the hardware forums sees these threads constantly, and they pop up other places to. Which tablet should I get? Is it worth it to get a tablet? What's a good starter tablet? This article will cover the basics of drawing tablets: what they are, what they do, if you need one, and which one you should get.Artists's Toolbox Project Educate Week: Tablets2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is the difference between a drawing tablet and a touchscreen tablet such as an Ipad? Can I draw with both?
To put it simply, a drawing tablet is used solely for art related endeavors, there's no apps or other functions involved. You can't stick a calender and fruit ninja on a drawing tablet. But a touchscreen tablet has tons of different functions and is all touch controlled.
So, can you use a touchscreen tablet for art? Technically, yes. But it can be challenging. Touchscreen tablets aren't as precise and the apps you can get to draw with aren't generally very extensive. This is fine
Art Contest Winners!!!How will the winners be decided:Art Contest Winners!!!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The winners will be decided out from some of the Following:
And some other small things.
The winners are;
After the contest ended, did I and 3 other people choose our 5 Favorites. After that was done, did I look at all the lists, and then gave 5 Points for the First place in our personal list, and 4 Points for second and so on. After that was done, im I glad to tell you that the following winners are:
On 5th Place, We find:
One of the Jury members had following to say about this Picture: One word : DETAILS.
My god how did you that ?? O___O I'm really impressed, lot of color strokes, that was so amazing... The horse is awesome, love his eye and barding! I adore the white roses, it looks like they really came from a coat of arms. With the story of the War of the Rose, this is
Site Update: Deviation Page Testing, Profile TabsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Deviation Page Testing, Profile Tabs1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New Deviation Page Testing
Deviation pages are one of the most visited areas of deviantART. With hundreds of millions of deviations to view, and 65 million people browsing the site each month, we want to ensure that navigating deviation pages is as seamless as possible, allowing visitors to get the most of their viewing experience.
Powered by data and feedback from our logged-out tests, we're now ready to test new vs. old deviation pages to deviantART's logged-in audience. Testing two similar, yet different, versions of our deviation page will allow us to
DA giveaway :D [closed][CLOSED]DA giveaway :D [closed]3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Lucky winners to be announced within the week
Also, the big Goldwing up for auction at the end of the week at my FB page!
Hello dear friends,
hope you enjoyed yourselves on Halloween, however you spent it!
Yes, I know it's a bit early for Xmas wreaths... but not so much maybe I come bearing double early Christmas gifts!
The first is a points/coupons giveaway here on DA, starting now
The only requirements to participate are:
being my watcher (new watchers very welcome)
faving this journal (I will use the fave list to draw the winners, so don't forget it!)
Spreading the word is much appreciated but not mandatory
Prizes for this Deviantart giveaway:
First prize -
I HATE THIS ACCOUNT...You're on the DA front page, browsing as much as you can. You try to soak in all the different varieties of great art from photography to paintings, the colors and skills that many of the different artists are pleasing and impressive for the most part.I HATE THIS ACCOUNT...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's when you run into it.
A black monolithic square box that almost takes up all your monitor space when you look at it. It's huge, unappealing, artistic only to a hardcore Andy Warhol, and it has a message it want to share with you. A "cry" for help that screams like a teenager who watches too much angsty anime and listens to too much Linkin Park and Evanescence. You wonder who the hell made this ugly travesty and how it got to the TOP of the most popular in the last eight hours category.
You click to the artist's gallery: THEY'RE EVERYWHERE, And all of them have immense amounts of views and likes. Comments are not allowed on any of them. Those who speak their mind and dislike this account are blocked.
This atrocity is known as Dev
3D Printing with Bees3D Printing with Bees8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
How awesome is this? Dewar's (the whiskey brand) created an ad campaign that used bees as a "3D printer" ...or as they called it "3-B printing." They created shells of the sculpture they wanted to create and let 80,000 bees loose inside of it. Over time, the bees created beautiful honeycomb sculptures.
Nice work Dewar's and the agencies behind the campaign, Sid Lee New York and The Ebeling Group!
Alternative History Series: USSR 1958The alternative timeline focuses on the Soviet Union, its allies and enemies in an alternative historical setting in 1958. The timeline's point of departure is the Winter War between the USSR and Finland in early 1940. The date is set ten years after the conclusion of the great world conflict known in anglican literature as the Second World War and The Great Class War in European/Soviet terminology.Alternative History Series: USSR 19581 year ago in Personal More Like This
In this journal, all historical information on the timeline will be archived as soon as it is published along with the images.
The USSR and Soviet-Dominated Europe 1958 (borders outdated)
Socialist World Republic Poster--- Map series: The USSR ---
Foreign Words the English Language NeedsOh hello. I’m finally getting around to making this news article that I said I might do, like, a month ago. Sorry, I’m not used to writing news articles. Bear with me.Foreign Words the English Language Needs2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Back in August, I started a series in my forums for cool foreign words. It went over extremely well and numerous people requested that I combine them into a handy-dandy news article for deviantART at large to enjoy. So, here you are: fifteen foreign words that the English language needs to
What it means: A feeling of longing associated with displacement, but not necessarily displacement from one’s original home. An intense yearning to be somewhere you are not. Hiraeth also expresses a sort of ache or longing for something of the past, somewhat similar to the notion of "golden" or "good old days," but with more ancient connotations.
Why it needs to be a thing in English: I speak as someone from a country
New Zazzle stuff and coloring book updateSorry for the lack of posts lately guys! Been busy with other projects. I've just added a few new designs to the Zazzle shop, so you can get some sweet D&B merch! Lots of fun stuff there, so go check it out. If there is a design you like, but don't see it on the product you want, just let me know and I'll go make itNew Zazzle stuff and coloring book update2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Her are some of the products available. There are tons more on there, so pop on oer and have a look if you like. Just click the "new products" category in the Browse Store section to see all the latest stuff.
Zazzle shop: http://www.zazzle.com/dragonsandbeasties*
I've been working on the coloring book pages as well. Unfortunately, the inktober sketches were all too small and rather rough for printing, so I've had to go back and redo them all. This of course has taken a lot of time, so in order to get the coloring book out in time for Christmas ordering, I need to stop working on drawings about the end of this week.