Seeking Artist for paid Design ProjectPlease this Blog to help spread the word!Seeking Artist for paid Design Project2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I run the Realm-of-Fantasy Group here on deviantART.
We have a project at the moment, and we would like your help.
We are looking to redesign the look of our group as well as our format.
We would like for our group design to represent the Fantasy genre and be presented in a unique professional manor.
We are looking to develop a specific brand logo and icon.
One that defines the groups and is instantly recognizable.
Our requirements include:
Professional looking Logo and icon development, banner, custom social media icons, gallery backgrounds and possibly more.
We are looking for artists and designers.
You do not have to be proficient in coding (html, CSS etc).
We are willing and able to pay you for your services, preferably via paypal.
If you think this is something you may be interested in, simply leave a comment in this blog or send me a note titled:
"Design Inquiry", preferably with a l
4 Kinds of StorytellingHere's an old journal from 2010 about storytelling. Because I have a lot more readers these days, I think I'm going to start reposting some of my earlier posts for my newer audience. So for you old timers, feel free to skip.4 Kinds of Storytelling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In full disclosure, I slightly edited this journal to make it a little more balanced (while also fixing a ton of typos).
I feel like the word "storytelling" gets thrown around a lot in our industry. Yet when I look out there at some comics, I don't always see a lot of evidence for it.
It feels like people in comics pros--myself included--often use the word only because we feel like we're supposed to. Over the years enough professionals have been accused of being poor storytellers to the degree that everyone is now afraid of being a pinup artist as opposed to a bona fide storyteller. But it's not enough just to claim you're a storyteller.
Most people reading this probably h
Send me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!Please help spread the word by adding this blog to your favsSend me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
deviantART has given me the opportunity to perform two Community Volunteer positions here:
I am the Science Fiction and Space Art Community Volunteer.
I am also now the new 3 Dimensional Art Community Volunteer.
One of the duties of these positions is that I can feature artwork from these categories as Daily Deviations.
I browse through these categories daily in search of deviations to feature as Daily Deviations.
This feature is to help the artist and their work gain more exposure, and it's genre and/or medium gains more community awareness as well.
But I need your help.
Have you seen a work of art here on deviantART which you have found so impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large?
Do you know an artist of whom deserves much more exposure?
Would you like to put a smile on someones face and make their
advice on some stuff to look up before tutorialsso im gonna be starting to make some tutorials soonadvice on some stuff to look up before tutorials3 years ago in Personal More Like This
before that you should look up some informations
you probably noticed that in my work it is often hard to distinguish if im using a zbrush model or just painined it all in photoshop
reason for that is simple.
my realism rendering is greatly based on 3 d rendering processes.
by this i mean as i learned 3d i became aware of the stuff we usually visually take for granted.
qualities of material, importance of reflectivity, ambient occlusion, and subsurface scattering.
to any 3d artist these are everyday terms, while 2d artists usually paint them without often even being aware of wheat they are really doing
for instance , a 3d artist will at any given point use 2 types of shadows. cast shadows from a direct lightsource, and ambient occlusion shadows which naturally appear more intensively the closer planes of an object are together.
i can get into this and make it a long discussion , but easier w
The Senior 'Stache | July 24th 2011On behalf of dAseniors, The-Senior-Stache is the base of operations for and News of Senior members, defined as those users who have a ` or a ° as their symbol on deviantART.The Senior 'Stache | July 24th 20114 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is a news article, posted once every two weeks, choc-a-block full of Senior happenings and initiatives, stunning visual features, an awesome mini-interview and much, much more!
Even though this is mainly Senior orientated, if you have something you want to promote or are just looking for something generally, senior or not, we invite you all to take a gander.
Seniors, check this out!
We are planning some serious mojo for dA's 11th Birthday, so if you could help us by donating any at all here, we would be ever so grateful!
Stamps of deviantART: Food and DrinkSTAMPS OF DEVIANTART: FOOD AND DRINKStamps of deviantART: Food and Drink4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There is a whole category filled with a lot of unique stamps. Some are animated, some are static. The original size is 99x56px, but it varies depending on the preferences of each artist. They can be round, they can be square, they can be heart-shaped or whatever else your heart desires. Except the newer modern stamps, they usually have a transparent typical stamp border, like their real life relatives which makes it easy to differentiate them from avatars or other smaller artworks.
KILLIN' ONIONS by auxeru cookie monster cupcake stamp by ClefairyKid Free Stamp: Strawberry Addict by AndreeaArsene STAMP05 - Tomatoes by spraynine I Love Cake Stamp by Steampixel Chocolate Love Stamp by SparkLum I support OMNOMNOM by Vovosunt Miammiam Chocolat by Kavel-WB :thumb17
Features: Original FanartsA collection of Original FanartFeatures: Original Fanarts3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art: "Artwork that is based on a character, costume, collage, item, or story that was created by someone other than the artist" - Wikipedia
With that definition, the term "Original Fanart" may seem contradictory. However the images featured in this article are the perfect example of artworks that are based or inspired in something already existing (thus being considered "Fanart") yet presenting the artist's original vision of said
Said in less fancy words: "Fanart presented in the artist original style"
We all love fanart. That's because we all are fans of at least one thing: a book, a movie, a TV show, a
[#dAr] August 2011 Newsletter:icondeviantart-related: | Your Monthly dAr Newsletter[#dAr] August 2011 Newsletter4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Covering August 2011 - Volume 6
Each month deviantART-Related will roll out a monthly summary with features, interviews, contest details and updates concerning the deviantART related category here on dA. We run independently of any official dA representative and serve only to expand knowledge and open up the deviantART Related category. You may feel free to suggest something related to that category for feature, or an artist you feel represents something in that category well. All suggestions can be noted to bradleysays or deviantART-Related.
The winner of the deviantART Poll BirthdAy Game (which was co-hosted by us!) was announced earlier this month.
We have slightly changed our
Photography Troubleshooting: How to work with MistGetting the camera out, and the scarf, hat and gloves, and heading into a misty morning or hazy evening can result in the best kind of photographs. Atmospheric, moody and ultimately a fine example of whatever current season you're in - these kinds of shots present themselves at awkward moments so it's vitally important to be prepared. In previous years I've got up at the crack of dawn and ventured out with all the excitement of a young child on their first day of school - only to come home with a grazed knee and broken felt tip pens. Or rather, washed out, blurred and altogether rubbish photographs.Photography Troubleshooting: How to work with Mist3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fog is a popular mist - we often get confused and just term it all as fog or all as mist. It's not quite like that. It's all about the visibility, if we can see less than 1km through it then it's fog. If we can see between 1 - 2 km then it's mist. So when is the best time to catch these ground level clouds at their best? Fo
Bursting bubblesI read an article earlier today about Google+ and it contained some quotes which I found quite thought provoking.Bursting bubbles4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Could we find ourselves posting in what has become a bubble, sharing work only with people who are predisposed to like it? Is it meaningful if you post a new photo and a circle of your fans tell you how wonderful it is? Does it become a bit like preaching to the converted?"
I know this article was in relation to Google+, but I wonder how many of us have became like this at deviantART. I see people claim they are bored with deviantART, or that they don't like how things are here, so the sign up for other communities and networks, post their entire deviantART gallery, and then ask their friends to join and do the same. I get that some people prefer a smaller audience, and that some people crave recapturing their early glories. I also get that sometimes people disagree with things here and their way of dealing with it is to deactivate or put images into storage as a wa
[ Introduction ]* You, cradled in your comfortable home hear a squeak from outside. What kind of man would be out at this time of night when the wind is howling and battering at windows? You look at the ground of your front door and see that the mail flap has been pushed and you have received a letter, slightly worn. And it bore the royal seal.[ Introduction ]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You open the letter to read:
Dear loyal citizen,
It has come to my attention that you are extremely needed in my court. You have heard of the Queen's retinue of nobles, yes? From the majesty, we invite you to the round of nobles that serve our royal queen. Come to the castle at dusk's evening.
Whisper to the guard, "The world isn't what you think anymore," and he shall let you in.
Refusal isn't an option.
~ The Chamber
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
* Welcome to "Queen's Game"
Magnus, a kingdom surrounded by tall grey walls and enclosed from the outside world. Inside this barrier, the country is under the era of the Victorian Times. Everything has been shape
COMPETITION WINNERS!Competitions winners list!:COMPETITION WINNERS!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks for all your entries!
Since it's coming up to Christmas I'm holding a competition on my website were you can win some nice little prizes by answering a simple question.
Everyone should enter as i'd love to see some of the (MENTAL AND FRIGHTENING) entries! XD; (Well come on, i know you guys are as mad as me).
NiGHTS fans go check it out! HERE: http://www.nightsintodreams.com/?p=1655
Good luck! (make me laugh dammit!)
PS) Also help me out by sharing this journal around with your friends who might be NiGHTS fans too.
First UTAU to VOCALOID Announced: Macne NanaMacne Nana (first name Nana, Macne also means "Mac Sound") is going to be the first UTAU to become a VOCALOID. Her voice provider is Ikezawa Haruna who also voiced Macne Nana Petit and has done numerous voice acting roles for animes as well. For those of you that don't know Macne Nana she was created to be a singing synthesizer for Mac since VOCALOID was not Mac compatible, she worked on GarageBand only. UTAU users figured out how to port her voicebank into UTAU to get her to sing. She has a 3 sisters and a father; Macne Nana Petit (she has a form called Sasayaki), Macne Coco (White), Macne Coco (Black), and Macne Papa. Soon after the years passed Nana and Petit received a 2S update which vastly improved her vocal quality. Now, since VOCALOID NEO was just released (which is the only VOCALOID system compatible with Mac) it has been announced that Macne Nana will become a VOCALOID! To see her old designs and to hear her old voice and 2S voice (both only on UTAU & GarageBand) click the liFirst UTAU to VOCALOID Announced: Macne Nana2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Icon giveaway~ -CLOSED-IT'S CLOSED NOW~Icon giveaway~ -CLOSED-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'LL DO THE DRAWING AND UPDATE YOU GUYS THE WINNER >w
CALGARY DEVMEET: LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY!LESS THAN ONE WEEK 'TIL THE DEVMEET!CALGARY DEVMEET: LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We Want YOU!
I've been talking with a lot of friends in the UK who are super excited about the upcoming London DevMeet, and I figured, "Why not have an Alberta DevMeet?"
I've been chatting with stuck-in-suburbia and a few other deviants, and so far, this is what we've got:
Where? Prince's Island Park, Calgary, Alberta. We'll be gathering just north of the River Cafe.
When? August 25th, 2012, at 10am
Who? Any and all deviants from Alberta and possibly surrounding provinces who are able to make it (if you have a passport and wanna come up from Montana, that's cool, too)
We chose mid-to-late-August because we want to avoid people having to choose between the Stampede and/or Capital X, and the DevMeet; and it's the end of summer, so why not go out with a bang?
If you or any deviants you know live
Second Time Around the World Winners!After much deliberation, the team at fella have judged the entries to our Second Time Around the World Contest and it wasn't easy!Second Time Around the World Winners!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The following 7 lucky winners will be receiving a Fella or Llama plush just in time for the holidays:
Congratulations to our winners, we will be contacting you by note shortly!
A very special thank you to our judges and everyone who participated
MLP - Too Many Pinkie PiesHey hey everypony!MLP - Too Many Pinkie Pies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So we finally welcome back season 3 of MLP! I'm very excited for this season to unfold, and I hope that all of you are avoiding all the spoilers and commercials like you should be!
Next week, my first episode of season 3 airs, "Too Many Pinkie Pies." I had a blast working on this episode with my amazing board partner Dave. I have never gotten to do a full-on Pinkie Pie episode, so this was definitely a fun one for me.
Looking forward to seeing more fan content, I'm always amazed at all the talent out there!
Hope ya'll enjoy!
Progress for dummiesorProgress for dummies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Take your art to higher lever in 4 simple steps!
For people who are serious about drawing and want to make career in art! And for me to stop getting questions on how to practice, or how do you get better
Are you stuck and don't know how to carry on making great art?
You just want to draw better?
If an answer to any of these questions is 'yes' then you might find this interesting...
Since the only thing I ever acknowledged myself good at is getting better I decided to share a couple of tricks.
I truly believe it works in every single case.
It's true. You can get out now or shut up and listen and get better.
(oh and do I need to mention that you need to draw a lot to get better?
I didn't draw a lot and still got better because I followed the steps listed below. But yeah, may not work without drawing a lot...)
Step 1. Honesty.
Be aware of your own limitations. They're usually bigger than you really think, despite what people say. I won't be talking about fals
Contest (OPEN)Time for a new contest!Contest (OPEN)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is this contest about? (& what I have to draw?)
You have to draw my oc Hiromi, you are free to draw her as you want but please don't change the outfit~
Here are some references:Time for a new contest!
I raised a few points and yeah decided to do a new contest with Hiromi. :iconyuiswayplz:
What is this contest about? (& what I have to draw?)
You have to draw my oc Hiromi, you are free to draw her as you want but please don't change the outfit~
Here are some references:
a more detailed view of face,clothes,colors etc. can be found here: http://sta.sh/0201fyv4zr3z
Currently the deadline is set on January 7th
What is allowed?
Traditional as well as digital art are allowed, but no chibis or sketches.
Can I draw her with blood?
Yes, since she is consider as a possible murderer but it is not resolved yet.
Birthday Celebrations on dAmn!Birthday Celebrations!Birthday Celebrations on dAmn!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
That's right! It's close to that time of year again and that means one thing... a dAmn party hosted by myself and Kaz-D to celebrate!
So on the 7th of August, the day that deviantART will be turning 11, come and join us in :#communityrelations: for fun, games and the chance to win prizes
What can you expect?
If you join us you'll be bombarded with games and tasks. Tasks will be thrown out at random and could be just about anything. Other games will include a sketchmatch and a treasure hunt
When and where?
To join in the fun make sure you're in :#communityrelations: at 8pm BST through until 10pm on the 7th of August. You can find your local time here
Yep. Now onto the good stuff. There are loads of prizes up for grabs including a dA
Update: Staff Appreciation Week**ATTENTION** -- Today is the last day you can enter to win 250 and a 3-month premium membership from StaffAppreciation's easy challenge! All you have to do is pimp the group and you're automatically entered. More information here, it's really easy, so give it a go!Update: Staff Appreciation Week4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, it's official, I'm seriously terrible at making journal titles that make people want to read them. I'm afraid some of my watchers just click the little X as soon as they see one of my journals.
Join the dASAW!
Ever since the devMEET, I've been very motivated to garner as much attention for the deviantART Staff Appreciation Week as I physically can. The staff were great in person, as they have been online, and now it's our turn to collectively be great.
So, I thought I would make everyone aware of what's going on now.
Give away has ended (on a Hiatus break now)Dear members of CIGive away has ended (on a Hiatus break now)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
and here are the winners of the last give away for now
congratulation to the following lucky members who have w
Putting yourself out thereThe Internet is the great equalizer. Household names used to be people we saw on TV, in movies, or writers of the most famous books and syndicated articles. Now, it's not strange for a YouTube personality, online cooking blogger, or comedy tweeter with a 9-to-5 job to be mentioned around the dinner table.Putting yourself out there4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Often these online personalities are a lot more approachable online than celebrities for the simple fact that they engage with their fans. Sure, some celebrities are pretty good about replying on Facebook or Twitter, and, yes, submitting something to an ESPN anchor might get you a shoutout on TV, but for the large part, people who are active online want to talk to you, want to converse, want your feedback, and want to engage.
Kind of like in real life, sitting on the sidelines and cruising the Internet silently is a fine way to get information, but to get that real kindred connection, you need to participate. And, better than real life, you can delet