Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 62 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
Challenge: Santa's Elves Need New OutfitsChallenge: Santa's Elves Need New Outfits2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
SPOTLIGHT CHALLENGE: JUST FOR FUN
SANTA'S ELVES NEED NEW OUTFITS
Deadline: December 17th — Wrap Up: December 20th
Saint Nick by CrazyAsian1
Challenge Wrap Ups
After many years of heated negotiations, only the threat of unionization and a crippling holiday season strike by worker–elves could finally bring Santa Claus, the ultimate traditionalist, to the bargainin
Korra Season Finale, AKA Avatar Ex MachinaOK, I think I've calmed down enough to write a review now. Spoilers ahead!Korra Season Finale, AKA Avatar Ex Machina3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, let's start off with what worked in the season finale. The animation was just...incredible, the action was exciting and sweeping in its scale, and Zuko's voice was reincarnated as General Iroh the goddamn determinator! which was actually kinda distracting, cause I kept expecting him to be like "I AM SO GOOD AT BEING GOOD!!. Hiroshi Sato showed his true colors as a hate-filled douchenozzle, and Asami showcased her usual class and determination when faced with truly shitty circumstances (on a side note, I've always had a hard time believing that Mr. Sato invented all those airplanes and mechas and stuff, because honestly, when we met him he kinda gave off a Henry Ford vibe, not an "engineering genius" vibe like that crazy eyebrow dude from A:TLA. But whatever, that's a minor point). And of course Naga was a badass...and according to tumblr, there are now people who ship Bolin x Naga. Just...why.
I was a very stupid child pt 2Fan: OMG your 'coming out' story was funny! Do you have any other ones?I was a very stupid child pt 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Me:... I do... which I kinda wish I didn't
Fan: Tell me! They are awesome!
Me:...-sighs- Lord, this one was the worse.
When I was about 13, I came home from school and saw my older sister on the computer. I asked her when Mom was going to be home cause I needed her to sign my folder for my teacher. My sister just shrugged and said.
'She's at the hospital.'
I stopped and asked my sister why she was there and I was told, ' She got sick or something and had to have surgery.' I freaked out. I wanted to go to the hospital, I wanted to make sure my mom was okay and my sister told me she would be back in two days and stop freaking out. HOW CAN I?! Well I spent those two days waiting for my mom, praying she was okay until she returned.
When the two days went by, I ran home and found my mom sitting in the living room looking worn out and sleepy and I rushed at her to hug her. She had blankets and ice packs on her chest and
The bullshit journalI'm bringing you one of the biggest and funniest troll in the history of the dA community.The bullshit journal8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Journals about him:
Here's a good comment about laws and illegal things in Sweden and other countries:
The kid is a well known pedophile unknown age. He is sexually addicted to lolis and he will do everything to defend them.
It's all started here in this stamp. The kid is constantly starting harassing everyone on his way for not loving his precious Anime. First of all, I don't like Anime, only Anime I loved was Pokemon and Digimon but that was 10 years ago, who will remember that. Anyway, the kid starts making troubles by giving them death threats, first of all, death threats are an illegal thing USA. For that you can send up to 10 years of jail.
And the great battle begins:
You are either a troll, or you ar
Daily Literature Deviations for October 14th, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for October 14th, 20122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for October 14th, 2012
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Fan Art Friday: The SimpsonsFan Art Friday: The Simpsons1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: Don’t Have A Cow, Man!
Bart Vs Homer by MrTuke
Happy 25th Anniversary Simpsons Family!
With over 500 episodes under their belt, countless awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Simpsons<
No More Unauthorized ArtworkRegarding the debate of whether comic artists should continue selling unauthorized prints/sketches of characters they don't own, I think Bissette and his legal advisor are 100% correct. So from now on, I won't be doing any sketches or commissions at shows of any character that I don't own. Am I rolling over in fear of Marvel? Maybe, but as it states below, they're in their legal right to come after me if there's ever a dispute. I love to complain about the Big Two, but I can't (in good conscience) get upset at them if I'm breaking the rules myself. Being DC exclusive, maybe I can get a waiver that allows me to sketch DC characters, so I'll keep you updated.No More Unauthorized Artwork3 years ago in Personal More Like This
From Steve Bissette's FB page:
ALERT, ALL COMICS CREATORS: With permission, I'm quoting key points my dear friend and own legal advisor/contract consultant (since 1992) Jean-Marc Lofficier raised on his posts to a Yahoo forum discussing Ty Templeton's cartoon concerning the Gary
COMMISSIONS OPEN!!!I have tons of free time and plan on doing A LOT of these. I will have a list up here where you can see how far you are in the line.COMMISSIONS OPEN!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
All drawings will be digital, by the way.
Send me a note or email me! email@example.com!
1. :iconzoestanleyarts: - Bibi and Chip- Digital base- in progress- PAID- FINISHED
2. Seth S. - Idelia- Digital base- PAID- FINISHED
3. :iconmagicbunnyart: - Magic Bunny- Digital base- PAID- FINISHED
4. Mike Taylor- Tiki Robot- Black and White- PAID- FINISHED
5. Hannah Ayoubi- Monsters Abroad characters- Digital Shading- PAID- FINISHED
6. :icondthecadeyra: - Comotos- Digital Shading- PAID- FINISHED
7. Dana L.- Super hero character- Black and White- PAID- FINISHED
8. Brock Baker- Caricature in Rick and Morty style- Digital Shading- PAID-FINISHED
9. :iconalisadidkovsky:- Lord Yuned'rar- Digital Shading- PAID-FINISHED
10. Maddie Bush- Valentines Day drawing- Digital Base- PAID- FINISHED
11. :iconvirtuallytwisted:- Black and White- PAID- FINISHED
YOU GUYS SHOULD READ THIShttp://24.media.tumblr.com/e56154949a4514232218a295edb8b6e3/tumblr_mmzgkkxFaf1r8lde5o1_1280.pngYOU GUYS SHOULD READ THIS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
its a screencap of one of the thread posts in tf2chan, the thread was overwhelming of disappointed ppl about the update, and then I saw this little gem and wow, it sure lifted my spirits up ;u;
CLOSED! THANK YOU!CLOSED! THANK YOU!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
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I believe I should also post this hereHow is a person supposed to get better if they quit?I believe I should also post this here2 years ago in Personal More Like This
if they stopped and quit trying
how do you expect to get better? huh?
Just because a person or a lot of people is better than you, that doesn't mean you will quit, I mean, they're not telling you to quit, and some of them will even try to help you get better!
If you feel demotivated because of jealousy of the skills of other people, don't just curl up in a ball forever, yea you can cry for a moment but you must stand and show them what you got
"I'LL SHOW THIS SHITLORD THAT I CAN DO BETTER!" -internally
Take it as a challenge.
Don't you want to be happy? Do you like telling people that you are hopeless and then you will feel sad and the people you talked to will feel sad too?
"You are inspiring and it makes me want to do better!"
Doesn't that sound better? It doesn't just make the person you're telling to, feel better, but it specially makes you feel better as well!
Art is no competition, I looked up the definition of the w
TF2 Contest-- THIS TRAIN IS OVERI have decided the winner(s) and have sent everyone their respective points--and I officially have one last point remaining for the sake of having the contestant prize a specific number. (Everyone knows what I'm talking about)TF2 Contest-- THIS TRAIN IS OVER2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The next contest will have items from the game as rewards--seeing as how I'm now broke in terms of dA currency.
These items can be anything from hats to weapons to tons and tons of refined metal.
I hope everyone had a nice time and has a nice rainbow-filled day.
Since I'm sick and tired at looking at over 2000 points that I don't plan to ever use (because after they closed down the shop... who really cares anymore. I don't want a premium so...?), I decided that I'm just gonna hold a TF2 contest and give someone literally almost a year's premium.
This is going to be a very casual one--not that many restrictions because it would be like taking away all new weapons and making us use stock for the rest of our lives.
Stock is fun--but only to an extent.
5 Comic Book Truths (that I don't think are true)There are lots of tips, chestnuts, and other pieces of advice that I've heard over the years--tidbits of wisdom passed on from one generation to the next, from professional to professor to prospective student. Some of them are drawing tips, some of them are tricks to dealing with publishers, and some are general guidelines on how to survive in comics. Most of them are useful and true and will stand the test of time, but a few of them have become hackneyed platitudes and have gone unquestioned for too long. Here are 5 that I'm questioning...5 Comic Book Truths (that I don't think are true)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. READERS WILL ONLY LOOK AT A PANEL FOR 5 SECONDS, SO DON'T SWEAT IT TOO MUCH.
I understand the intention of this bit of wisdom, and I mostly agree with it: drawing great interiors is important, but at the same time, you don't want to get bogged down with small details that most readers won't even notice.
But here's my concern with this: if you treat every panel like it's disposable, then you're less likely to make an impact with reader
Fan Art Friday: Star Wars VII The Force AwakensFan Art Friday: Star Wars VII The Force Awakens2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: STAR WARS VII The Force Awakens
Episode VII Stormtrooper v03 by juan7fernandez
It seems the Force has truly Awoken, at least it has here on DeviantArt.
It has been one week since the teaser trailer for the first of the Disney owned Star Wars movies was released. Twitter and Facebook nearly broke under the deluge of postings of the trailer and frame by frame commentary of it. Each commentator hoping to spot something everyone else had missed.
Meanwhile on the far distant planet of
TAROT!The Shadowscapes Tarot!TAROT!6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, I am going to have these actually published as a deck. I keep getting asked that, so I'll get it stated here right at the top. Read on below to the August 26th 2008 entry for details.
The Official Shadowscapes Tarot Website with detail closeups of many of the cards, information on publication updates, and prints of each image, can be found here: http://www.shadowscapes.com/Tarot
0 - The Fool: http://www.deviantart.com/view/8111663/
1 - The Magician: http://www.deviantart.com/view/8450791/
2 - The High Priestess: http://www.deviantart.com/view/8527230/
3 - The Empress: http://www.deviantart.com/view/9032581/
4 - The Emperor: http://www.deviantart.com/view/9074392/
5 - The Hierophant: http://www.deviantart.com/view/10805937/
6 - The Lovers: http://www.deviantart.com/view/10998209/
7 - The Chariot: http://www.deviantart.com/view/11994184/
8 - Strength: http://www.deviantart.com/view/12217922/
9 - The Hermit: http://ww
Mashup: The Avengers and Guild WarsMashup: The Avengers and Guild Wars4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
MASHUP: The Avengers & Guild Wars
The Avengers by theDURRRRIAN
We are forever inspired here at DA HQ whenever roaming the wonderful interpretations of beloved characters that inhabit theDURRRRIAN DeviantArt page.
It seems only fitting that we recite the Charge Of The Light Brigade when imagining these otherworldly and battle ready warriors from alternate realms transformed by Daniel’s imagination as they prepare for war. “The Charge of the Light Brigade” a 1854 poem about the Battle of Balaclava (C
MichelangeloMichelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni.Michelangelo1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Best known as Michelangelo...
Portrait of Michelangelo by Jacopino del Conte
Michelangelo was an italian painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer. He was born in 1475 in Caprese, Italy (today known as Caprese Michelangelo).
As a young boy, Michalengelo started studying grammar but then he showed no interest in schooling. He preferred copying paintings from churches and seeking company of painters, He started improving his skills at a very early age. When Michelangelo was 13 he was set to be an artist. He became a pupil of the great sculptor,
See you at Fanime! :DHey guys It's that time of the year again! Fanime is one of the biggest anime cons on the west coast and I'm happy to be able to see many of my friends again and to make new ones as well!See you at Fanime! :D9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The con is from May 23 - 26th, 2014, and it's held at the San Jose McEnery Convention center in California. As usual, I'll be in the Artist Alley with my prints My table number is 1213, in very deepest and darkest corner of the conventional hall lol. Come by and hang out, and we can all get dinner together too
(Please Read) Indefinite Hiatus...http://veggie55.deviantart.com/art/Farewell-323464665 Some of you may have picked up on it....(Please Read) Indefinite Hiatus...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before anything, just allow me to tell just how much I have adored and cherished the love, kindness, support and friendship I have gained from all of you who cared to view what I'd drawn.
Doing these silly (And usually illogical/disturbing) comic-strips and images has literally been one of the highlights in my life, as cheesy and cliché as that may sound, I swear, it's absolutely true. Ever since way back when I started with my couple of watchers right up to this moment with over 19'000 watchers, breaking the 1'000'000 pageview milestone and having amassed over 10'000'000 hits, logging into this account and seeing many, many supportive remarks and friendly comments, watching the favourites rise steadfastly on each deviation, seeing others willing to try improve their own, or return, to drawing (Despite the fact that I still do not wish to be titled as a
Star Wars: A New HopeStar Wars: A New Hope2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Star Wars: A New Hope
The Empire Bargains by dvsdesigner
Who’s the most important person now in the Star Wars franchise? JJ Abrams? Think again!
It has begun. Below you will find the trailer to the beginning chapter of the next Star Wars sequels, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, a new trilogy for a new generation. One well crafted 88 second trailer later, and it's just what we were hoping for. X-Wings, Tie Fighters, brand new Light Saber designs, the Millenium Falcon and just enough intriguing character moments to have us all gu
New Percy Jackson book covers! (updated daily)Hey hey hey I have some big news!New Percy Jackson book covers! (updated daily)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The original 5 Percy Jackson books are getting new covers!! One will be released every day this week!
They are all done by John Rocco (the same guy who did all of the original covers) so I don't think we have much to worry about.
I WILL UPDATE THIS JOURNAL EVERY DAY WITH THE NEW COVERS
Also If you guys notice, the covers fit together like one big picture!
The Lightning Thief:
The Sea of Monsters:
The Titans Curse:
The Battle of the Labyrinth:
The Last Olympian:
Comment below with how you like them!
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Top 5 Mistakes (I've made over the years)To many people in comics, I only arrived a few years ago with Joe the Barbarian. Then came Hellblazer (completed in 2008 before I began working on Joe), American Vampire: SOTF, and finally Punk Rock Jesus. Once in a while someone will mention Off Road (an OGN I did with Oni back in 2004), but for the most part it seems like I've been published only these last few years when in fact I've been published professionally for a decade now.Top 5 Mistakes (I've made over the years)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This isn't a plea to have everyone go back through my previous work--in fact, I'm glad that a lot of the books I've done over the years aren't on readers' radars. I'm proud of it all, but the books above are a nice, tight group of titles to be associated with. They're all in a similar brand, they're all recent, they all have good creators/publishers associated with them, and the artwork is mostly consistent. Go back further than that, and you'll see artwork that looks nothing like the stuff I'm doing these days. (Although Off Road still holds up to some de
Vampirella: The Pin-up VampireVampirella: The Pin-up Vampire1 week ago in Art Features More Like This
Vampirella THE PIN-UP VAMPIRE
When Warren Publishing decided to relaunch horror comics in America in 1964 they were taking a chance that #McCarthyism was really dead. In the 1950s, at the height of Sen. McCarthy’s anti-communist witch-hunt, the paranoid minions of the out-of-control legislator managed to put the h