Fascinating World of Anime Figure ModelingGK modelers represent a tiny but growing part of the anime-rich dA community. Their work spans many genre of art medium, from traditional art (e.g., scratch-build anime sculpts) to arts and crafts (e.g., custom dolls) to photography to photo-manipulation, to name a few.Fascinating World of Anime Figure Modeling7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What is GK?
Garage kit is a term referring to the niche, cast resin models that are made in small quantities, often by hobbyist in his/her garage - thus, the name sake, garage kits. The subjects of GKs are diverse, from anime to realistic-looking models to animals, and even mecha. The focus here is the anime figures. Below is a picture of what a GK look like:
(this example is actually made from two GKs, but thats another story )
Please Dont Call Them Dolls
Anime GK modelers interests are as diverse as there are numbers of different anime/manga from Japan.
Inspirational Artisan Crafts 4The AC round up for this weekish... artisan crafts that I found inspiring while browsing through the galleries, or were suggested to me.Inspirational Artisan Crafts 44 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Check out the monthly Monthly Artisan Craft Theme Challenge, and enter to win 2000 points! This months theme is "FairyTales"
Send me DD suggestions from the Artisan Craft gallery.I may take a day or two to get back to you, so please don't be offended. On a side note please, please, PLEASE, when you send a DD suggestion, send it to one moderator! We get really confused if you send us al the same thing
If you have any Artisan Craft related contests or clubs you would like to promote, (heck, anything Artisan Craft related!) note them to me and I'll post them in my journal and the next News letter. In fact, you can note ether mod about promotion, we love to help with promoting the Artis
Nintendo announces Pokemon RainbowNintendo just announced the third Pokemon Black and White game, its gonna be called... POKEMON RAINBOW! YEAH BOI!! I thought they ran out of colors for the Pokemon games but the smart people at Nintendo got some creative guys together and did an awesome looking cover for the game. Rumours has it that Rainbow will be the most open minded game up to date, you know how Pokemon Black and White was all about right and wrong, good and evil, yin and yang, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones that kind thing? Well Pokemin Rainbow totally gets rid of that, everyone is treated equally and happiness is the only thing that matters. Recreational drugs and casual sex is also highly encouraged, you can dress up your Pokemon however way you want without anyone judging you (As you can clearly see in the cover). Unfortunately this can be quite controversial to the general public... but hey I appreciate Pokemon thinking ahead and having a modern mindset. I also heard that in the beginning of the game when theNintendo announces Pokemon Rainbow4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Devious Journal EntryMkay this is getting very annoying. xD so I guess ill just put up my two cents when it comes to this issue.Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
long text is long
I am not here on deviantART for anyone, I do not draw to please anyone, nor am I here to be used as a feature machine
This rant obviously does not include trades, gifts or commissions xD
The biggest thing that irks me is that people think, just because a lot of people have decided to follow me, I somehow have a obligation to use that to "help" other artists with amazing art get recognized. This is bullshit. Its not my or anyone elses responsibility to make anyone get attention.
IF someone really wants attention, I think its fair that they work for it instead of sitting on their l azy ass waiting for others to do it for them. Remembering back to my own first months here on dA it took me atleast 4 years of being very active. I MEAN uploading stuff almost everyday/commenting back to people, drawing trades and gifts. To maybe g
Paypal commission info (OPEN)RULES:Paypal commission info (OPEN)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I TAKE USD AND PAYPAL ONLY
TIPS ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED !
I DO NOT START UNTIL I GET PAYMENT , PAYMENT FIRST BEFORE I START A COMMISSION !
PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE YOUR MIND ON WHAT YOU WANT AFTER I SHOWED YOU THE SKETCH AND YOU GAVE ME THE OK, I MOST LIKELY ALREADY STARTED THE LINE ART AND OR COLORED IT!
I CAN DRAW ANY ANIMAL JUST ASK SAME PRICE AS PONIES
YOU MUST PAY BEFORE I START
Ask about NSFW ( will cost extra 5$ extra)
( I don't feel comfortable doing foalcon )
EXAMPLES ( WARNING NSFW 18+ ) :
Chibi flat color 6$+ 3$ for extra characters /Soft shade 8$ + 4$for extra characters ( CHIBIS ARENT AS WELL SHADED AS FULL BODIES AND HAVE THICKER LINES )
Mario Bros Event and my Lost of Hope in HumanityTime to write another story for you wonderful people to read. I think its safe to write this journal up now, I wanna share a story that happened like 2 and a half years ago, but back then I didn't wanna share it because I knew some friends may read it and think I am talking about them, well I AM talking about them but I strongly believe they don't read my journals anymore so they can just suck it. But still I ain't gonna reveal any names just in case. OK So what is this Mario Brothers Event & my Lost of Hope in Humanity story? It all began one day when.....Mario Bros Event and my Lost of Hope in Humanity3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the newspaper there was a little ad with a riddle that points to a location on a certain date, if you get to that location on that date at the right time and find the 'Golden Coin' you will get a New Super Mario Brothers Wii game for free or receive a $50 in cash, however only the first 50 people who turns up gets it. Pretty much its a publicity stunt to gain more attention to the release of the New Super Mario Brothers Wii. The
Lightning Returns: FF XIII ContestLightning Returns: FF XIII Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII allows players to customize its heroine, Lightning, in ways the series never has before. To celebrate, deviantART and Square Enix invite you to design your own customization of Lightning in the first ever contest of its kind! Su
MLP Stamps~ (requests are open again)******NEW****** 1/22/14MLP Stamps~ (requests are open again)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
MLP Stamps are open again but will only be uploaded on my jewl-stamps account. Please go request there! This list will still be the master post and updated.
- OCs are now being accepted as well!
- Pairings are still NOT accepted. This includes OC/OC, Canon/Canon and Canon/OC.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic stamps!
I'll pretty much make a stamp of any character in the MLP:FiM series as long as I can get a clear picture of them. I'm only using vectors (since most are free use, just need to give credit) or literally screen grabs from the show though, OR if you have one of your OWN works that you want me to use instead. I don't want to steal anyone's work.
Set 1: done~
- Twilight Sparkle: http://jewlecho.deviantart.com/art/Twilight-Sparkle-Stamp-205733934
- Rainbow Dash: http://jewlecho.deviantart.com/art/Rainbow-Dash-Stamp-205733915 http://jewlecho.deviantart.com/art/Rainbow-Dash-Stamp-v2-205733926
- Fluttershy: http:
Common Misconceptions About FreelancingAs a freelancer, we've all probably heard the kind of things people tell us about our chosen career path, be it positive or negative. For those who respond negatively, usually the first thing I'd ask these people are, "Well, have you tried freelancing yourself?". Up to this day, I've yet to meet anyone who responds with a "yes" answer. Most of the time, I can tell by the looks on their faces when they hear the question, and in order to avoid saying a flat "no", they'll say something like, "I haven't tried it myself but I have friend who bla bla bla", then I'll proceed to ask, "Yeah! But that's your friend! I don't give a pickle about your friend. I'm asking about YOU!". And usually this is the part where they crack. As my favorite quote from the Fallout 3 game says, "People have opinions on things they know nothing about. And the more ignorant they are, the more opinions they have".Common Misconceptions About Freelancing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Throughout the years, I've heard all kinds of things people say about freelancing, and not to men
Important! New bill might be WORSE than SOPA/PIPAThis is not about ACTA, it is about a new bill to back up SOPA and PIPA which is worse than those two and them combined.Important! New bill might be WORSE than SOPA/PIPA4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
IF you guys are tired with all the story of SOPA and PIPA, Lamar Smith, creator of thise bills is at it AGAIN.
Now he has created the bill H.R. 1981 which has more potential to invave our pricacy and control the internet users than SOPA ever had!
His bill uses Child Pornography as a screen to monitor your credit card and bank activity on the internet. It requires that Internet Providers hold on to information about your browsing history for up to 18 months.
Altough he says our personal infortmation will be kept in a ''safe'' place, anyone knows this is the perfect excuse for hackers to steal our personal information. it is MCUH MORE dangerous than SOPA and PIPA.
Haly-K and me made a petition here:
https://www.change.org/petitions/lamar-smith-stop-creating-bills-to-control-the-internet-and-breach-peoples-privacy for Lamar Smith to stop with all this
PE: A Guide to Gallery CSSA Guide to Gallery CSSPE: A Guide to Gallery CSS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Learn the basics of Gallery CSS with this easy-to-follow guide!
In this tutorial, we'll cover:
Adding gallery CSSCoding gallery skinsSome useful resources
Adding Gallery CSS
First of all, some important facts about Gallery Skins:
Only Premium Members are allowed to add CSS to their galleriesSkins can be added to both the Gallery and the FavoritesSkins can only be added to the Gallery folders and Favorites collections (shown in the sidebar) but not the main page itself
Step 1: Click on one of your Gallery or Favorites folders in the sidebar.
Step 2: Click the button called "Folder Options" or "Collection Options."
This button is located at the top right of
Contest Entries Finally Done!Finally I'm DONE! Now I can finally see the light! :iconfinallyplz:Contest Entries Finally Done!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now here it is,my 2 months of labor! :iconpunch1plz::iconpunch2plz:
Ugh,I went through nowhere for two months,being inactive to devianart,designing robots on the computer 24/7,stuck in my small room building part by part with a tiny curious angel as a companion(lol),working all day and night,but now,I think my effort now finally bear fruits!
AS YOU SEE,I BUILT TWO,KICK-ASS ROBOTS WITHIN 2 MONTHS!!! I even have a background tarpaulin with my logo on it!
Man,I really,really hope I,at least win,in any place! Honestly my family admires me at the same time the're MAD at me! (for being so focused only in work not in the family,plus being a power hog for using the computer all day everyday! )
So I hope my efforts didn't go straight to the garbage!
(BTW,Nendo Ikaros,because you als
Exposure, Getting Better, Having the ChopsEXPOSURE & GETTING BETTER AT WHAT YOU DOExposure, Getting Better, Having the Chops3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm only going off of my own personal experiences talking about these few things. (And I'm not specifically talking about ONLY dA here.) So take it with as many grains of salt as you can.
I've recently been asked questions like "How do I get people to see my work?", "Why am I not receiving commission inquiries?", "Why isn't anyone following my work?", "What can I do to get better?". Often, and I answered it before, the answer is as simple as this:
Create, as in, DRAW. PAINT. RENDER. SCULPT. You have to do develop a tolerance (or the obvious definition: LOVE) for creating if you want exposure and to get better. You have to LOVE the drawing or illustration that you HATE how it came out in the end. You have to ask yourself after every piece, what could I have done to do that differently. And you have to do this frequently.
Some folks come on the scene, post once or twice a week, and expect an audience to flock yo
Should You Become a Professional Artist?Community WeekShould You Become a Professional Artist?9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Do you enjoy art passionately and are considering doing it as your job, but have some worries such as;
Will I enjoy it as much as a job?
Will it be hard getting a job?
Will I become a starving artist?
If you're like me, you're asking yourself those questions and are letting them give you a hard time deciding whether or not to pursue art professionally. My health teacher told me, as we digressed from our topic of smoking, that to know whether or not you want to do a job, you have to hear what it's like from someone who's already doing it. That's why I decided to do an interview with professional artists on dA to give me, and hopefully many others, answers to these burning questions and an idea of what it's like to be a professional artist.
Okay, well let's get to it then
This is quite long so if you'd like to jump to a section, here are the questions I aske
LHA CONTEST 2012: OPPOSITESWhat’s up?LHA CONTEST 2012: OPPOSITES3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As many of you will remember from last year’s festivities, August 13th is a very special day for lefties everywhere! Left Handers’ Day is a day where we can all get together freely and talk about our scissor preferences, smudged writing and how many times we’ve been heard: “Hey! Are you left handed?”.
Of course, we can do that any day. But on the 13th of August we have an awesome excuse. And once again, we’re providing you with the perfect excuse to put on that thinking cap and grab your art supplies to create something awesome for the LHA 2012 contest!
There are two sides to every coin: good and evil, day and night, law and chaos, left and right. This year’s theme is all about opposites, however you want to interpret them! Your piece can include any and all opposites, limited to only your imagination. It doesn’t have to relate to left-handedness, but just contrasting themes and o
I made a text based pony generator!Here it is!I made a text based pony generator!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It`s meant to be more of a guideline for ideas rather than a full blown generator. With that being said, it won`t always provide a specific colour for an accessory or other things.
I purposely left out a lot of colours that wouldn`t go together (there aren`t a lot of bright neon colours).
I`ll probably be working on it periodically because it was quite fun to put together! Let me know if you use it to any extent or if any of the English is jumbled, or if there`s been any errors
Also a reminder that my commissions are open: http://cappydarn.deviantart.com/journal/COMMISSIONS-INFO-OPEN-393730888
How to Draw for Game!Hello!How to Draw for Game!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I open new playlist on my YouTube Channel
How to Draw for Game!
I will try to spread the new video a couple of times a month and i will tell how I draw for the games, show different drawing techniques, tricks, difficult moments,
Think it would be interesting and useful to many people. Playlist will contain not only a video with the processes, but also videos with detailed explanations.
Thanks to everyone who signed up and looked. Hope you enjoy it
Подумал и решил создать на своем канале YouTube ра
NightMare.-"As I stare into the ocean of space and time encapsulated in her eyes, her darkness envelops me in a cold embrace... so cold, I no longer feel, and just am. A being drifting through the abyss as her light twinkles from the tapestry of stars. I gaze in awe and wonder at the swirling nebulae and exploding nova's that are her thoughts, dreams, and emotions, completely unaware of how tiny and insignificant I really am, so enraptured by her am I. The universe ripples around me, waves that are her laughter washing over me as solar rays, filling me with warmth and life.NightMare.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But then, sadness, and anger, a spot of darkness so powerful it pulls everything into itself, devouring and crushing planets, stars, clouds of matter and light, and even whole galaxies. Nothing escapes its jaws, and as I'm pulled toward that gaping insatiable maw that seeks only to destroy, I am filled with terror. I scream, but no sound escapes to mark my existence and impending fate to the rest of the universe. The sonic wa
10x 100 DA Points Giveaway - Winner #71000 Free points to give away- Round #7 CLOSED10x 100 DA Points Giveaway - Winner #74 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do you want to win some free deviantPOINTS and additionally get a triple chance to win? This is Round #7 of 10 rounds where 1000 points altogether will find new owners. In order to participate you have to do this:
Important Info: I just want to inform you that you will not win even if you were chosen when you didn't fav the journal and didn't do one of the options! It happened a few times that I had to run the list randomizer again.
FAV this journal
Post a COMMENT in this journal (only one please)
Do ONE of the 3 following options:
LIKE my Facebook Page
The Chromatic Deck
if you don't have a Facebook account FAV this deviation:
Megas XLR Revival Project Update!An update for the journal:"XL-Sized Project:Megas XLR Revival Project!!!"Megas XLR Revival Project Update!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh god finally I'm BACK!!! :iconfinallyplz: I been a total shut down from almost one month because someone cut off our wifi connection,even though my mother paying all the bills! Now finally our wifi fixed and I'm back with a lot of photos stack up in my camera.
As for the last 3 weeks,I started working the Megas Project as planned,making them slowly but surely. I also edited my PDO files along the way,to add more details and improved the overall model(making it even more detailed than my test built ones)
As for my update,here's my progress,all so far!
Actually I used this photo as reference:http://s236.photobucket.com/user/RaphaelWrest
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
Had the Urge...…to write this because I'm getting repeated questions that are pretty much along the same lines and rather than direct each one to my FAQ, I have a different way to answer the question, which is basically:Had the Urge...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Why am I not getting anywhere in my art? What can I do to get better? No one is liking my work, how can I get more people to like my work so they can pay me?"
The real question you should be asking yourselves is:
"Why am I drawing?"
I mean, I take a look all the time at people who may not be skilled or whatever, and I'm sure they don't feel the best about their work (or they may), but they always have something to say that made them feel good while drawing it. Saw a sunset beach picture earlier that someone drew/painted and of course, it's not professional-looking at all. What ringed to me was the fact that in their comments, they said they "enjoyed it and was a relaxing piece". Not complaining about how the sand looks too crappy or the colors in the s
Commissions on deviantARTThe deviantART community is full of talented artists and art appreciators willing to pay for custom artwork. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re launching Commissions on deviantART to all Beta Testers, a feature that connects artists with clients, creating custom artwork in exchange for real earnings.Commissions on deviantART3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Commissions is a Profile Page widget that allows artists to market their talents by advertising what they are available to create. Potential clients can easily send artists a Commission request, which an artist can either accept or reject.
Profits made through the Commissions widget can be withdrawn as real earnings -- through check, PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.
Generate Real Earnings Through Custom Creations
1. List Commission availability on your profile
The Commissions Widget showcases your offerings, showing potential clients that you are accepting requests. These commiss