Japan and ArtSo I just got back from two weeks in japan with one of my best friends. She's been there for almost four years teaching english. She speaks fluent japanese, so she was my translator and train figure-er-outer. XDJapan and Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The whole time I kept thinking about something a very popular concept artist on DA said and how much it made me mad at the time and how much angrier it made me while i was spending time in Japan. I'm paraphrasing here, but he basically said that Anime was the downfall of young western artists and that there weren't any good anime anyway except one or two- but he admitted that he didn't really watch anime at all and hadn't seen much... all based on the fact that he couldn't find good art that inspired him, a professional artist with amazing talent, on a site that is mostly filled with amateur and young artists from around the world.
Even without the anime influence, I think DA would be filled with the same level of art it is now. the close ups of v
Traditional Art is Dying...?The Digital Age...This is something I've had to say for a while...!Traditional Art is Dying...?The Digital Age...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is something I've wanted to share for some time now and is something :iconGiname: and I (and a number of other worried artists) have spoken about for YEARS. I've never shared it (entirely) here on DA for a number of reasons (one of which being I didn't want to insult anyone) but now this issue is inhibiting my ability to enjoy art...
I recently saw a program for sale that had a box that said "Now ANYONE can be an artist! Create the look of oil paint, pastels and water colors in an instant!"
The rage and disgust i felt was nothing new. It was something I have since my first year on DeviantART.
I was inspired by the lovely :iconjael-randell: to write this. She wrote a similar journal sharing her views on this issue and kindly mentioned me in it. Here's her journal if you'd like to read it yourself
Traditional art seems to be fading...
I'm a traditional artist. Perio
Yamino's Coloring TipsA lot of people tell me they like the way I color! It's pretty easy once you learn the tricks. I made a set color palette for each character (keeping their base colors consistent in any setting), then add shading and lighting effects over the image.Yamino's Coloring Tips3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here is Gabrielle's color swatch palette:
And here is the Photoshop file to see how I layer the effects. Hope this helps.
Digital vs. Traditional ArtYou know, I get really excited when I'm browsing through art and I come across a piece that is detailed. Complicated. And beautiful.Digital vs. Traditional Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But then I see that it was created with Photoshop or Paint Tool SAI, or something like that. And then I'm like,
Now, please don't misunderstand me. I have nothing against digital artists. I don't think they have any less vision or talent than a traditional artist.
I just... have WAY more respect for a majorly talented traditional artist. For some reason, I always think less of a piece when I find out that it's digital. I know it's unfair to the artist, but it's just not something that I can help. I don't really like digital art. And I think it's sad that almost all the popular pieces I ever see here on DA... are digital pieces.
I know we live in the digital generation. I know that digital art is so much cheaper to produce, as well as less messy. There are a million different pros to digital artistry, including easily ridding
Black Friday Super Sales! Second wave!Hi guys!Black Friday Super Sales! Second wave!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Second wave of black friday sales!
Today, until 12AM EST 11/25, every order gets a free randomly chosen phone charm! <3
One lucky customer will receive a free plush!
Stay tuned tomorrow for another deal!
Mulan & PotC Photoshoot + Clinique PaintingDisney Cosplay Shoot!Mulan & PotC Photoshoot + Clinique Painting3 years ago in Personal More Like This
These pictures were from June last year I'M SORRYYYYY
First time we wore our our Disney cosplays was for Toycon 2011:
The weekend after, a few of us got together to do a studio shoot because we were just excited, and I wanted to finally try out a pseudo movie poster photo treatment for cosplay photos. It was definitely a challenge. But it made me really happy to show my friends how the final images turned out.
Test shot on Miguel merkymerx before he wore his Jack wig
Erving taking a REFLECTION SELF-PORTRAIT FACEBOOK DISPLAY PIC stlye photo halfway through putting on his Shan Yu costume
This is what the setup was for merkymerx Miguel's Captain Jack portrait. I edited the rope in. He was actually holding this stick held up by Dom Weakman. I made sure his pose was right, and that all the details were arranged and lit up properly while Erving adjusted the light settings a
So I was just stopped by a cop....I wasn't driving. I was walking. He drives up, rolls down the window, and says something I don't quite hear. I say hello. He repeats it. "How old are you?"So I was just stopped by a cop....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm in shock. I ask, "How OLD am I?"
"I'm 29!!" (I'm sure I sounded incredulous.)
I say, "I have my license if you want to see it." He wants to see it so I give it to him. He looks and hands it back.
He thought I was a highschool truant.
The moral of the story is that I should stop wearing clothing a teenager might wear because as I continue to get older and not to age it will become more and more unbelievable that I am as old as I say I am and I don't look forward to being driven in the back of a police car to the nearest high school, in tears BECAUSE I HAVE ALREADY DONE MY TIME!
Be different WINNERSFIRST PLACE:Be different WINNERS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't Leave by MyLifeThroughTheLensSummer Days by MyLifeThroughTheLensAbout To Fall by MyLifeThroughTheLens
Be different by Funkiyo
Tiny Feature!;A; They are so beautiful and need more attention <3Tiny Feature!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We present our first attempt at video!We're venturing (clumsily) into another medium! Video! Here it is!We present our first attempt at video!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Killjoys, Make Some Noise!
Click here to watch the video!
I know there's room for much improvement, but we're quite happy with it for our first piece of video work! I actually picked up After Effects for the first time just to be able to edit this video to fix the colors and add the text and lasers and stuff. It was fun!
Happy anniversary, Danger Days! On November 22, 2010 My Chemical Romance introduced the world of the fabulous killjoys. One year later, we're still here singing it to the world in our own way!
Some background info
For those of you who aren't familiar with this usage of the term killjoys it's based on the My Chemical Romance album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. A description that was given on
Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-deadHere are some of the things that The Supreme Leader, the Dear Leader, the General, Lodestar of the 21st Century and Eternal President, Kim Jong-il has been (no joke) credited with:Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-dead3 years ago in Personal More Like This
* Even before his birth, the future leader of North Korea was triggering miracles. Official biographers say his birth in a cabin on the slopes of Baekdu Mountain in February 1942 was foretold by a swallow and heralded by a double rainbow. When he was born, a new star appeared in the night sky.
* The first time he picked up a golf club, in 1994, Kim reportedly shot a 38-under par round on North Korea's only golf course, including 11 holes-in-one. He then decided to retire from the sport for ever.
* Kim has the ability to alter the weather simply through the power of thought.
* The fledgling leader was a genius as an infant, with official North Korean biographies stating that he had learned to walk at just 3 weeks and was talking at 8 weeks.
* As a junior high school pupil in Pyongyang, he corrected and chasti
Bought my first Porno (I am now a MAN)Warning! If you are under the age of 18 I recommend you turn away from this page right now, in fact why not take the time to check out other great artists like Hehalana, Nabari, QueenAlana, Rishumisu, TheAmazingWrabbit or go have a sandwich? We cool? Good good, now its time to get naughty! This could be the most adult themed journal entry I have ever written. This is a story about my epic journey into the deepest evil lair of the adult kingdom, this is a tale of seduction and temptation, this is a story of my first ever purchase of adult videos!Bought my first Porno (I am now a MAN)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's begin the story with a little background info, I am currently in the mysterious land of Hong Kong. I am leaving back to good old Australia Sydney at the beginning of january 2012. I consider myself a stranger in Hong Kong, I can't read or write chinese but I can speak it fluently, in fact a little bit too fluent that when I try to explain to the police that I am not from around, they don't believe me (I will write about my police incident
Green green green Little Climber by ZoranPhoto Your Way by Siilin carries spring in its green eyes by AlicjaRodzik .: Eye In Eye :. by WhiteSpiritWolf Summer season. .. by light-from-Emirates Percy 10 Weeks by H4ptikk Hello Cutie by Lady-Tori linger by alterOFnotion Flowers in my heaven by RezzanATAKOL Bentley - 5 by Pebels I am shy by MRFarts 2 by DUSTandLIGHT Heather power by BlueColoursOfNature green valley III by indojo Mushketeers by NestR :thumb275098350:Green green green2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Don't worry about a thing by Healzo Choose your path by Healzo The Companions by Healzo 33.52 - Friends. by dragonfly-oli Don't ever leave me... by FeliDae84 Green vitamin by jussta feel the spring by Orwald Shelter by PawelMatys You are in my heart by kyokosphotos First Steps. by andokadesbois Yellow morning by leelloor simple by Ben-Kelevra Profound by MaaykeKlaver After the Rain the sun shines by Sweet-Nature lush by tjasa rabbit by StopScreamGraphy the magic place by StopScreamGraphy :thumb245157477: Brin d'herbes by Somebody--else Freshly showered by Angie-Pictures B R A V E by goRillA-iNK Evolution Is A Matter Of Time by darkcalypso Mr. and Mrs. Duck by MarcoHeisler As long as you've got a camera by a2star Life by Joycelinn Tree frog by downpoured This Far Away From Home by Nelleke Delicate by fruitpunch1 Calling you by Morgan-Lou Pas de chance by Somebody--else evening story by Megson green camelopard by kim-e-sens :thumb17359047
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Improve Faster - by Mitch @ Pencil KingsI got an email from Pencil Kings and I thought I'd share it with you all! All credits go to the talented and inspirational Mitch of Pencil Kings!Improve Faster - by Mitch @ Pencil Kings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wouldn't it be nice if we could achieve the goals that we are working towards more quickly?
The world is speeding up all around us, and thankfully we're able to speed up as well and get more of what we want in less time. Here's some tips that will help you become the artist that you want to be more quickly.
Don't make mistakes - gain experience...
When you are learning if you think too critically of your work it may cause your brain some discomfort. The brain likes to succeed so when you don't quite get the results that you were aiming for, with the wrong attitude it can cause you some distress. Instead of looking at these attempts as 'failures,' you should see them always as opportunities to grow and gain experience.
The problem with looking at a work as a 'failure' is that it won't be too long u
A Happy Holiday Journal EntryThank youA Happy Holiday Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm still a bit overwhelmed by the responses to my previous journal entry, but I will do my best to make proper replies to some of you soon. But to everyone Thank you all for constantly giving me reasons to be grateful.
I've got a bit of free time today before another Christmas party so I thought I'd post a holiday journal with miscellaneous moments from the past month or so. Thank you so much to Miss-It-Girl for extending my subscription so I can keep sharing these photos with you guys!
The holiday decor at home was a joy to look at and photograph.
I enjoyed the added details of these swirly twigs that make me think of Tim Burton landscapes.
After all these years, the sight of sparkling lights and shiny Christmas ornaments and even the smell of tinsel and synthetic trees gets me in the mood fo
Is Invisible Children Trustworthy?Since I posted the Kony 2012 video, a lot of people have been telling me that the organization is not to be trusted with donations and is under investigation (but raising awareness is still good). I don't know how much of it is true, but it's good to at least take it into consideration.Is Invisible Children Trustworthy?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's one of the many messages that people have been telling me. Please read carefully and judge for yourself:
" I do not doubt for a second that those involved in KONY 2012 have great intentions, nor do I doubt for a second that Joseph Kony is a very evil man. But despite this, I'm strongly opposed to the KONY 2012 campaign.
KONY 2012 is the product of a group called Invisible Children, a controversial activist group and not-for-profit. They've released 11 films, most with an accompanying bracelet colour (KONY 2012 is fittingly red), all of which focus on Joseph Kony. When we buy merch from them, when we link to their video, when we put up posters linking to their website, we support the organization.
Artists on Writers - No. 1, Hermann HesseArtists on Writers - No. 1, Hermann Hesse2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 1|Archives
I was inspired to create this series by naikki while looking through her gallery of diverse artwork and reading through her journals which are focused on her favorite inspiring writers and thinkers. I felt certain there must be beautiful artwork in the form of portraits and tributes to these writers and their stories. I found most of naikki's choices of quotes to be inclusionary, redeeming and welcoming to any artist on their own path. Instead of just crediting naikki with the inspiration for this new series on depthRADIUS, I also invited her to provide a quote about Herman Hesse of her own to kick off this series.
Contemplations of the sharp-eyed mystic: when words become the palette to paint the journey
New! 8-Bit deviantWEAR Design Challenge!New! 8-Bit deviantWEAR Design Challenge!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
8-Bit graphics are like the classic cars of the computer graphics world. Sure, they don’t have Bluetooth, power seats, or fancy extras, but they’re old and they sure look cool! That’s why for our newest Design Challenge, the 8-Bit Hoodie Design Challenge, we’re asking you to design a hoodie in an 8-Bit graphic style. Submit a design that would drop the jaw of any 1980s programmer, get your friends to vote, and you could win 10 of your hoodies and $1,500 CASH! A pixilated world awaits; get your squares together and submit your design by April 6, 2012!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantWEAR hoodies.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose 2 winning designs from
$10 Fake-Screenshot COMMISSIONS!I'm opening up $10 fake screen shot commissions, like so:$10 Fake-Screenshot COMMISSIONS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Me the last month thoughfor anyone who thought Bruce and I were still the same person...Me the last month though3 years ago in Personal More Like This
art book on sale and Google+Hi every one!art book on sale and Google+3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I made a little art book over the summer
to sell at Comike in Japan,
and brought back a stack.
it's B5size, 20pages
(8 page full color and 8 page b/w+ full color cover)
including few pieces not shown on dA.
$8 for 1 book, anywhere in US.
note me with
your real name
your paypal account
your shipping address.
then I will send you a copy as soon as I confirm your payment.
ask me if you have any questions~
and me on Google+
might find some sketches you don't see anywhere
Homestuck.......Homestuck2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hace tiempo vi muchos fan arts de este comic y me dio por curiosear, me preguntaba "¿Que tiene que es tan popular?".
Me digne a entrar en la pagina, y después de leer unas cuantas paginas dije "eeeww que aburrido!!!" y lo cerré, total, mi vida siguió su rumbo.
Hace un par de semanas aproximadamente, unos amigos me recomendaron leer el comic de nuevo, pero yo les decía que no, hasta que bueno, decidí darle otra oportunidad.
OH POR DIOS QUE CIEGA FUI !!!!!
He de admitir que las primeras páginas me durmieron, se me hicieron horriblemente tediosas y la historia empezó a dar giros extraños, con interrupciones aun más raras.
No se en que momento me llegue a enviciar tanto… creo que las animaciones me hipnotizaron por completo.
son tan pros, la música , todo, TODO!!!!
entonces hoy vi ESTAAAAAAA!!!!!! (trem
CONTEST (READ BELOW)Lets have a contest!CONTEST (READ BELOW)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
an art contest!
Its free to join and all visual art forms are accepted!
EPIC HIGH FIVE CONTEST!!
description: all you have to do is capture an epic high five! you can use any one you want, any location, any demention, any time, anypony, and media of art to capture this epic moment in time!
Only two main characters in the high five. although it can be whatever the hell you want it to be.
screenshots are accepted
all submissions must be turned in by march 5th, you can post as many submissions as you want. to do so, simply post a link to your piece in the comments below. its easy!
the winner will be judged based on