How to draw during 365 daysHow to draw during 365 days7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
By the beginning of 2014 I started this account and uploaded a doodle a day during a year. It was the most challenging thing I ever did and it helped me loads on improving my art.
I've seen a lot of mentions on my inbox about artists that are starting their own 365 Days challenge and I want to write this journal to share what I've learned through my experience and maybe encourage some of you to join this long term journey.
It's okay to start simple!
My first doodles were waaay more simple than the other ones. If I had to start the project again I would still do them simple. Of course, starting this challenge is very exciting but it's a dead end if you put a heavy load on yourself at the beginning!
Focus on knowing your pace first. How much time does it take you to finish your drawings?
Genie, You're FreeAll of you guys have most likely heard of Robin Williams sudden death this past week and I just really feel the need to make a journal about it.Genie, You're Free1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Robin Williams was one of the absolute best comedians to ever grace this planet. He was a comic genius (or rather a comic genie :'D ) and I have no doubt that he will always live on in his films and in the hearts of millions of people. He's one of those actors that you grew up with. Even if you weren't a fan you've seen a movie with him in it. Jumanji, Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society, Hook, Good Morning Vietnam, RV, Flubber, Aladdin, The Birdcage, Old Dogs, Night at the Museum, Happy Feet, etc... the list of his hits goes on and on.
I feel bad that he felt he had to commit suicide to escape his depression, but I really hope that doesn't damper anyone's opinion on him. For him to be one of the funniest men alive and be so successful and still manage to keep his depression tucked away (for the most part) from the public must have taken
IT IS MEME TIME BECAUSE BOREDOMYEAH.IT IS MEME TIME BECAUSE BOREDOM2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Stole this from Starreon and 9joakim7
dA Username: Cobalt-Flame
Nicknames and/or Preferred Names: Lissa, Mario, Foxheart/Foxy (people sometimes call me by my OC's name), Coby, and a few more.
Gender and Pronouns: Female, She/her
Country: USA! USA! USA!
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Number of Past Accounts: No past accounts, but I do have an adoptable account that is more or less abandoned for now :'D
Number of Past Usernames: 1
First Username: Foxheart97
Original Join Date: DEAR LORD IDEK LIKE 5 YEARS AGO??
Premium Member?: Yep!
Watchers: 361 (I have been inactive for SO LONG WHY DO ALL THESE PEOPLE STILL FOLLOW ME?)
Favorite Digital Art Program: Paint Tool Sai or Photoshop (since I got my mac I haven't really done anything digital though)
MemeB A S I C SMeme2 months ago in Personal More Like This
> name: Daphnee
> acceptable names: Daph, Phie, Jae, Nini, Winter... etc
> preferred names: Phie, Jae
> d.o.b.: April 28
> gender: female
> acceptable pronouns: she/her
> preferred pronouns: she/her
> sexual preference: straight
> relationship status:
> religious standing: agnostic atheist
A P P E A R A N C E
> species: human
> kintypes: eh
> race: caucasian
> height: 5'6"
> weight: 120 lbs
> body build: skinny
> complexion: my arms are ugly
> scars/birthmarks: scar on my left knee, small burnt mark on my left inner forearm, birthmark on my left calf (I just realized they are all on the left side lol)
> hair color: natural is a light brown, currently is a light golden copper
> hair style: medium-long, middle parted
> eye color: dark brown
> glasses: always. I'm blind without them
> typical clothing: summer > shorts, tank tops, lig
I Graduated High School?!?It's really weird to think about but I have indeed graduated!I Graduated High School?!?2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Annnnd for you "pictures or it didn't happen" people, BAM, I have at least two graduation related pictures on my instagram
https://instagram.com/melissaspiffy/ (be sure to check out my cap! I decorated it myself and had to draw both Peter Pan silhouettes and then cut them out of that sparkly gold paper. I'm really proud of it!)
This fall I will be attending the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW).
I got into a r e a l l y great art school (Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Art) but it would have been $13,000 PER SEMESTER WITH FINANCIAL AID AND A HUGE SCHOLARSHIP SO YEAH IM POOR AND CANT PAY FOR THAT. SO YAY NORMAL (*coughCHEAPERcough*) COLLEGE.
And somehow I got enrolled in UNCW's spring semester instead of their fall semester and had to write an appeal to get accepted into the fall and apparently they really liked my appeal because now I am in fact in the fall semester :'D
The Derpy Journal: think about the childrenI enjoyed writing that journal on Derpy (located here: http://fav.me/d4r07oi). I pointed out what I wanted to say and did so. I don't care that some people didn't read it and started spouting nonsense like 'in real life' blah, blah, mental disabilities whatever. Cause its the Internet! I wrote a journal about the changes and the general appeal of the character, and you responded with "why won't anyone think of the children?" I laugh at you ableist movement people, because I already won. I've got the original file on my pc, and the fan dub version with the new voice and old animations.The Derpy Journal: think about the children3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So you ask why I don't care about mentally retarded people, but I care enough about a fictional character to write a journal for my 15 viewers? Well Derpy shows up every other week or so on the Hub, and well mentally retarded people don't. If you weren't so carried away with your political motivation by 'th
What do you mean finnish is hard?What do you mean finnish is hard?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
English: A dog.
English: The dog.
English: Two dogs.
Swedish: Okay. We have: En hund, hunden, Två hundar, hundarna.
German: Wait, I wan't to try it too!
English: No, go away.
Swedish: No one invited you.
German: Der Hund.
English: I said go away.
German: Ein Hund, zwei Hunde.
Swedish: Stop it!
German: Den Hund, einen Hund, dem Hund, einem Hund, des Hundes, eines Hundes, den Hunden, der Hunden.
German: NO. Finn, you go away!!
Finnish: Koira, koiran, koiraa, koiran again, koirassa, koirasta, koiraan, koiralla, koiralta, koiralle, koirana, koiraksi, koiratta, koirineen, koirin.
Swedish: You must be kidding us!
English: This must be a joke...
Finnish: Aaaand... koirasi, koirani, koiransa, koiramme, koiranne, koiraani, koiraasi, koiraansa, koiraamme, koiraanne, koirassani, koirassasi, koirassansa, koirassamme, koirassanne, koirastani, koirastasi, koirastansa, koirastamme, koirastanne, koirallani, koir
pushing yourself and/or arm pains PLEASE READpushing yourself and/or arm pains PLEASE READ7 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is a journal to warn people and make them aware of what happens when they push themselves
and/or have arm,wrist or shoulder pains from drawing, or using the computer ,and ignore the pain.
PLEASE read this or spread this journal, or share it with someone who does or has this.
It worries me deeply that some people do not know this
I re-posted this because I think it is extremely important people are always aware of this.
What it is:
One year ago i got a condition called RSI
or 'Repetitive strain injury'.
and it has returned again.
You might have heard of it and thought, meh.
Maybe this is the first time you hear it, maybe you
are already cautious.
And maybe you already have it.
This RSI is a SERIOUS condition which takes months to years to heal,
And it is caused by repeating certain movements like, mouse movements,
drawing with a pencil, and of course a lot of things that don't apply for
Video Game Review: SkyrimVideo Game Review: Skyrim5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
ONLY IN DREAMS: Skyrim Stands Apart as a Modern Masterpiece in Gaming
Bethesda Studios announced that this year, for the first time ever, they’d be hosting their own press conference at E3
This news made waves in the gaming community with everyone anticipating one singular purpose for the conference: to announce the release of Fallout 4, the sequel to one of the studio’s most successful franchises. If you’re familiar with Bethesda, then you
My deviantART StoryHey guys! A lot of people have been doing the deviantART story thing to celebrate dA's 14 years here online and I figured, hey, why not?My deviantART Story1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I'll try and keep this sort of brief so it wont be too boring :'D
I made my dA account waaaayyy back in the olden days of 2010 (It's been 4 years already???) and back then my username was Foxheart97. You guys may recognize the "Foxheart" name as the name of my main OC http://cobalt-flame.deviantart.com/art/Foxheart-Reference-2014-428562477 , and that is because back in the olden days of 2010 I was an unoriginal piece of crap that thought my lame username would be a cool name for an OC :'D I don't really have the heart to change Foxy's name now though, so long live Foxheart!
Fun fact: Foxheart started out as a black cat with orange stripes (kind of a warrior cat OC), but then I changed her to a regular fox with purple eyes, then I changed her to a purple kitsune with a heart on her cheek, then I di
What parts of my art do you dislike?It's grill time! I want to hear what you like, dislike, love, hate, loathe, and adore about my art!What parts of my art do you dislike?2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I'm really interested in improving and I find one of the best ways to do that is to hear some good old fashioned criticism. Sometimes it's nice to have cold water splashed in your face because that's the only way to become self aware of an issue and fix it. Please tell me what I need to work on (aside from backgrounds, I know my backgrounds aren't worth a crap at the moment. But if you have any tips at drawing backgrounds that would be fantastic!) and what you like about my art.
I'd really like to reach the point in art where I can see where someone is willing to do art trades with a "higher level" artist and think "Oooh, that's me!" instead of "Eh, better not ask" :'D I'm not where I would like to be in art, but I'm a hell of a lot better than I used to be, so I'm just going to keep on trying my best to improve!
Also, it has recently come to my realization that I would really love
ATTENTION DR. WHOOVES LOVERS!Well Im preety sure you all do!ATTENTION DR. WHOOVES LOVERS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And that you saw there episodes and blablabla interviews blablablablabla stuff.
But have you seen them sing?!
WELL THERE SINGING RIGHT HERE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiBF1zNZfZE
It just seemed that this has not seen as much as anything else
And this make me love them even more c:
BTW They could use another tipe of artwork for their backround I mean the one that is just not very good....NO OFFENCE!
But we should give some more fanart to those guys they do ALOT!
Riquis signing off
Cosplay Friday: SkyrimCosplay Friday: Skyrim5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: I Used To Be An Adventurer
Skyrim - Dovahkiin Helmet
Dragons, Magic and Never Ending Quests.
Welcome To Skyrim.
Hailed by many as one of the greatest games of all time, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” may soon have its successor on store shelves. Rumors are flooding the web that “The Elder Scrolls 6” release date is drawing closer with speculation placing the drop date sometime between 2015 and 2016.
Now for those of you who wis
Are you on the right track? + Fuck Talent!Am I on the right track?Are you on the right track? + Fuck Talent!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a thing people often wonder and think it's a complicated to find out, but it is actually pretty simple. It's a different question you need to ask yourself based on different topics.
As for: Fuck talent! You'll find it if you scroll down
Topic 1: Am I on the right track to becoming a better artist?
Does your work from today, look closer to your initial goal than your work from last week? (this needs to be both in skill and idea.)
Good skills: Honing your technique, training you muscle memory, being more knowledgeable about your tools and art rules. With art rules I mean: Perspective, form, light, texture, composition.
Good ideas: Storytelling, characteristics, charm, emotion and design. Not just making things look polished but also convey something more, something that brings it to life and speaks to pe
Blank Party!Hey folks! If you’ve been paying attention to me on Twitter or Tumblr, then you know that I’m involved in a brand-new multimedia project that my friends and I have put together! And if you don’t, then that’s why I’m making this post!Blank Party!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Me and my friends from the Center for Cartoon Studies have created Blank Party, our brand of Let’s Plays and comics anthologies all about one of our most favorite things in the entire world: video games! We just started uploading videos for our first two games, ChexQuest and Banjo-Kazooie, and we’re going to have a special announcement on Wednesday the 15th!
Here’s our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfplwsNZKUT_P0vZM0aUBtg (I’m sure someday Youtube will update that gobbledygook with our actual channel name)
and here’s our website: http://blankparty.club/
Also: ALL of our videos are manually and accurately subtitled. We want our deaf/hard of hearing friends to enjoy them, too!
What animal are youuuuuu?Haha, I have 43 feedback messages in my inbox that need replying too but instead I'm doing one of those lame yet totally rad quiz things. wooooh~ I'm a failure lolWhat animal are youuuuuu?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
[x] - You take pleasure in fooling/tricking people
[ ] - You're easily scared
[/] - You hate getting dirty (depends on the situation. If I intend on getting dirty it's perfectly fine, but if I fall into a mud puddle in new clothes I'll probably be really pissed/sad)
[ ] - You can be really flirty when you want to (What is this 'flirting' you speak of???)
[x] - You keep your hair long
[ ] - You don't like getting wet unless you're bathing (I like swimmin' and walking in the rain, and having water balloon wars...)
[x] - You like to just lounge about
[ ]- You get annoyed easily
[xxxxxx]- You like seafood
[x]- You can spend hours trying to make yourself look good
Total for cat: 5 1/2
[/] - You're almost always smiling (most of the time I have a neutral expression, but I'm pretty much always smiling on th
Question about dreams? +my creepy dreamSo I have a deep psychological and mental question about dreams... Maybe one of you guys has some insight?Question about dreams? +my creepy dream1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Have any of you ever had a dream where you come across someone and while in the dream you're like "Oh yes, this is my great Aunt Clara that once tried to eat my pet lizard!" or "This is my friend, Tara, I made at school a few years ago before she graduated and moved away with her alcoholic mom", but once you wake up it's like "Who the hell is Clara, and isn't that Tara girl from the tv show True Blood?".
Or have any of you ever gone somewhere in a dream, like a house or store, or maybe even a theme park that you have several vivid memories of hearing about and/or visiting this certain place while in the dream, but once you wake up you realize the place isn't real and there is no way you can have memories of visiting or hearing about this place.... or is there?
The question that has arisen in my mind on this lovely Friday after a truly vivid dream is, "During a dream,
Pandaren Panda, the time lapse videoAs mentioned in my daily draw artwork of the Pandaren Panda, the time lapse video of it's creation is now live and available to be seen on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xgRNibC1CsPandaren Panda, the time lapse video3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pandaren Starting ZoneThis is just me taking notes while I play the Pandaren starting zone. I can't post this on the Forums til sunday because I was banned.Pandaren Starting Zone3 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Very nice and fast spawn timers on enemies.
-However that particular Burning of the Scroll quest was irritating due to mass population. But it can be remedied by grouping up into a party and just mashing your mouse til it works. Perhaps a seperate phase to keep the sea of pandaren down.
-There's a issue with the Master pandaren. Once you're done talking to him you can't exactly just click on the screen to get his name bar off of your screen. You actually have to run really far away for it to go away.
-Scratch that. It's like this even for Pandaren players toons. And enemies.
- "Items of utmost importance" The line "They're really just living plants" Seems a little odd considering plants are already alive. This is similar to saying the breathing lungs or the thinking brain. Apologies for nitpicking on quest dialogue if
Devious Journal Entryhey the first Chapter of my littly hope caring is magic is finished and onlineDevious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
its about fluttershy she find a little pony all alone and abandoned
it a she capable of being a mother let's find out
here the http://www.fimfiction.net/index.php?view=category
It's Official! Say goodbye to MBTea!Two things!It's Official! Say goodbye to MBTea!2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, I will be closing the chapter on Melon Berry Tea and will be reopening the doors as "Whispy Boutique"
I will be dropping the fanart and will be working on my own characters and designs starting with favorites like Taffy and Toffy and the ever loved Torte. Ryuu my lesser known dragon babu will also be joining in the fray.
A small teaser of what is to come can be found here: http://mbtea.tumblr.com/post/124081342440/whispwill-teaser-for-what-is-to-come-this-fall
Also Kings Folly has theme music, I commissioned it a while back from Afillion.
You can listen to it hear: http://tapastic.com/episode/162675
That's all! Thanks for reading //
2015 SUMMER ART FEATURERecently I've followed some quite amazing artists and stumbled upon some equally amazing art work that I just have to share! So here's a feature for all of your artistic summertime needs (I even threw in a few winter based pictures to help cool you down! ). Sit back, relax, and check out this super special summer of 2015 art feature jam packed with drawings, paintings, photography, and even some cosplay! Enjoy~2015 SUMMER ART FEATURE1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Tachi | Art Trade by NaviiraIndominus Fell by Deliquesce-Flux
Meteor Shower by MapleSpyder.: Late night by Picolo-kunShichinin no Nakama-tachi - Ookami Ryouko 16 by Hasadosh
Up up and away by KerneinheitEE | Mermaid Mimuro (AU) by kingkimochiAT_Hokeru by azzai
Two Hearts by witchpawsorange Shadow Scullfox by ChershireHatter220415 by Gato-Iberico
- Free Soul - by AppyNinjaPhenomenon of poppy fields by Kate-FoXLiving Library by Jon-Lock
Verse by Jemanitepixel Veit for Nerior by SaivurEuropean bee-eaters by Sergey-Ryzhkov
The Game Is On by InstantCoyote Haha by kanapy-artPrinces of Asgard by Kibbitzer
Don't get playedAlright, so there was a recent 'happening' in the dA forums concerning a commission offer made by someone with the starting price of $30. The piece they were asking for was supposedly a really highly detailed piece, large resolution, and basically something you'd spend (on the low end of the market) no less than $250.00 on.Don't get played2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, from here on out this may be purely opinion and because my participation in the industry has only been for about 10 years (as in being paid for my work) I may not be the best person to speak on this matter. However, I have to say something, if only to put my own opinions on the matter out there.
15 years ago I got my first commission. It was a full colour realism portrait for someone of their dog and I offered to do it for $5.00 using traditional media.
They took up the offer and it took me about a week of working on and off to finish their image. At the time I wasn't anywhere near being sure of my skills even though I'd been drawing comprehensively
A Tribute to Hans Ruedi GigerA Tribute to Hans Ruedi Giger1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
He was an artist you might not know.
But you’ve met his children…
It’s rare that a “new” iconic monster is born and becomes forever identifiable,—— no matter the variations, by generation after generation. So it was when George Romero created the ultimate “zombie” in his Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Zombie Apocalypse fans today may have never heard of George or seen the original “Night,” but the zombies they so love in fare like The Walking Dead owe their existence to Romero’s original vision.
In 1979, screenwriter Dan O’Bannon craft