Fast lane to becoming a better artist.I often get this very question: How did you get this good this fast?Fast lane to becoming a better artist.3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Now as I consider myself not being as good as people tell me, even struggling quite often with being an artist in general.
I do know how to get better and how to reach it fast. I'm still growing as I go and it's the main thing that keeps me going.
You need to get into the right mindset and the rest will follow. With the rest I mean:
3. Positive energy.
4. The NEED to draw.
Seeing growth in your work gives you the courage to work harder. You know that feeling when you're just about done with an image
and feel like this image is better than your last one, that great feeling. Use it!
Do studies! Lots of them!! Make film shot studies, live object studies, master-painting studies. They will teach you a lot about composition, lighting, colors, shapes storytelling etc.
You will hardly notice that you are learning thing
What do do as an artist in training.There are many ways to Rome they say. But I find most aspiring artists lost and asking me for guidanceWhat do do as an artist in training.3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
and this is what I tell them.
Find out for yourself what you really want to do with art, there are so many different professions.
Graphic designer, Concept artist (mobile and high end), Illustrator of bookcovers, or card games.
Once you can make your pick, or at least pick 1 or 2 you must find the best work on the market in those fields.
Find out what makes the best art of your favorite field the best art. What do they paint? How do they paint it? With knowing this you can find out about the things you need to study.
The most basic study aims are the following:
What forms of light art there? And how does it influence things?
The book Color and Light by James Gurney will give you a lot of insight.
How do you paint shapes? How do you light them the right way?
You will learn a l
Tutorial.Okay, here it is! My Video Tutorial. It's not too long, around 30 minutes of time lapse with me chatting / trying to give advice / effing rambling! Hopefully I don't sound like too much of an idiot >_> The time lapse is of the painting that I continued to work on (through livestream). It's in HD so the quality is quite nice. The tutorial doesn't go through to the end of the painting. It just covers the way I paint, if you want to watch more of it, the rest of the painting is available to watch on demand through my Livestream channel. I'm not sure how helpful my attempt at a tutorial is, but hopefully it'll answer some of the questions I get!Tutorial.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
p.s. I'm sorry I called you a dick Camtasia! I MEANT Cam Studio >___>
Any more questions? Formspring me !
Thanks for watching my LS too guys, I'll be doing more in the future.
PE: Importance of AnatomyThe importance of anatomy.PE: Importance of Anatomy1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Understanding anatomy is crucial to many aspects of your art.
You'll notice that anatomy is essential for drawing. It becomes difficult to accurately draw a complex pose, or even a simple one, if you don't understand what's under all that skin or fur, or even bark. Knowing how everything fits together is important.
Once you notice where that certain muscle is, shading and form become much more accurate and more natural. Knowing why the nose and eyes fall where they do make it much easier to draw from memory, and nail that natural look you were going for.
Learning the anatomy of the subject you're going to draw is quite important, and will definitely help you on several levels.
It's also easier to drawing sequences of movement. One will know what connects to what, and how they move. What is possible, and what isn't. (Range of motion)
Drawing people and other animals can be intimidating. Once you have a solid foundation, it's much easier
Assassin's Creed II QuotesSome quotes are both in Italian and English.Assassin's Creed II Quotes4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Self expression is vital in understanding and enjoying life." - Maria Auditore
Maria: You should find an outlet.
Ezio: I have plenty of outlets.
Maria: I meant beside vaginas.
"I'm not contented to capture the world. I want to change it." - Leonardo Da Vinci
"May death provide the peace you sought. Requiescat in Pace." - Mario Auditore
"Meglio essere felici in questa vita che aspirare a esserlo nella prossima. Requiescat in Pace."("Better to be content in this life, than aspire to it in the next. Rest in peace.") - Ezio Auditore
"While I thought that I was learning to live, I have been learning how to die."―Leonardo da Vinci
"Ora sei libero dalla paura. Requiescat in Pace." ("Be free of your fear now. Rest in peace.")- Ezio Auditore
"Che tu possa alfine trovare riposo nel corpo e nella mente. Requiescat in Pace." ("May your body and mind at last be still. Rest in peace.") - Ezio Auditore
"La fede d
Video Interview with SycraI did a video interview with Sycra (A great artist and a great contributor of the art community who runs a very resourceful youtube channel). We had a really fun time chatting about art. Enjoy!Video Interview with Sycra2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Not Gadot!It was announced a few days ago (I’ve been outa the loop and didn’t hear till this morning) that Wonder Woman will be showing up in Man of Steel 2: Batfleck Rises.Not Gadot!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
It’s also been hinted that other familiar faces from the Batman universe will either appear or be referenced.
First concern at this news is that they’re moving too fast. WB are looking enviously at the cash-cow that is The Avengers and are force feeding their own franchise all manner of unhealthy things in an effort to hasten its development.
If they don’t devote the same amount of time to character development as the Marvel films did, the general movie-going audience isn’t going to have a real desire to see a JLA flick as they will simply feel no connection to the characters.
Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America. There were 5 movies before we got to Avengers. It made people invest in the universe that was being presented.
WB doesn’t l
Yeah, this'll end well.....Let me try to wrap my head around this: certain parties in the U.S government don't like the idea of assisting the poor, of the county they serve, with health care expense, because of the cost.Yeah, this'll end well.....6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Their "solution" to this is to shut down the government (something which isn't possible in any other nation on the planet), which will cost more, decrease public spending, lower the demand for imports, damage global economy and generally tarnish the U.S's international reputation even further?
The rich making others suffer in an effort to get their own way.
I believe that's called "tyranny".
Forget Zombies.Britain is currently facing a real epidemic.Forget Zombies.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
It started in Northampton earlier in the year and has since spread to a number of other towns and cities around Fair Blighty.
The horrific Northampton Clown was the first. “Patient Zero”, if you will. He would simply….appear. Sometimes he would knock on doors and randomly offer to paint the window frames for the bemused resident (though he never seemed to carry paint or a brush). On another occasion, he emerged from a lake and handed out balloons.
Since this hellish creature first showed up, there have been a deluge of sightings, from right across the country, causing such a degree of distress that the authorities are issuing advice.
just a small featurejust a small feature3 months ago in Personal More Like This
i felt like doing this because not only does this fella do great work...
but works smart, using the resources within the program
remember kids! very often when people tell you not to use specific tools...it merely means THEY haven't found the ways to use them
Feb. Contest + FAV THIS JOURNAL RAFFLE:iconitbeginsplz:Feb. Contest + FAV THIS JOURNAL RAFFLE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, we're doing it again! We're bringing back the 1/50 for 150 raffle!
All you have to do is +Fav this journal to put yourself in the running to win 150 dA points. There will be multiple names drawn in this raffle; one for every fifty people who participate. So you have, at minimum, a 1/50 chance of scoring some major pointage!
The raffle caps at 400 +Fav's, so we'll have a maximum of 8 winners. Only the first 400 will be eligible to win, so you gotta be quick. Prizes will only be given to accounts created previous to the start of this contest. Sorry newbies, gotta keep things legit.
The names will be drawn on February 12th. Best of luck, folks!
Secondly, donations are now OPEN at :iconcmc-donations:. All donors will not only get that warm fluffy feeling of inner-peace, but they'll be judiciously thanked an
1/50 for 150 +Fav Raffle & March Lineart ConteHelp spread the word and +Fav This Journal1/50 for 150 +Fav Raffle & March Lineart Conte2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For your chance to win 150 dA points!
For every 50 people that +Fav this journal (up to 500, so +Fav it quick) a random winner will be chosen from the +Fav listing to be awarded 150 points. Therefore, you have at least a 1/50 chance to win 150 dA points!
Winners will be drawn on March 13th, so get in quick!
The :iconcolor-me-club: Presents
---== THE MARCH LINEART CONTEST ==---
REACH FOR THE STARS/SANCTUARY
You may choose one of two themes this month - either 'Reach for the Stars' or 'Sanctuary.' You may also attempt to mesh them together in some creative fashion, but you aren't required to. If you'd rather just run with a single theme, that is perfectly acceptable!
As is the norm (well, new norm...so make that norm-ish...) of color-me-club contests, debates surged forth from prospective contest participants expressing th
SUPERMAN RETURNSSSS!!!Commissions PricesSUPERMAN RETURNSSSS!!!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
And I'm not quoting the Bryan Singer 2006 movie, since 1980 we were waiting for a good Superman film, and MY GOD!! Zack Snyder delivers just that!! really I LOVED THIS MOVIE (Fuck Rotten Tomatoes 58% your ass, shame on you just like give 65% to the Hobbit). This have it all, great Origin story, great acting, Freaking BADASS action, a good villain, incredible visuals, drama, everything. First the acting, Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Clark Kent /Superman was really great, he really nailed the role completely kills it as Clark, still I think Christopher Reeve is the best Superman but give it time (Cavill only have 1 movie, lets see what he can do in sequels), Amy Adams as Lois Lane w
so you want to be a professional XDokay, time for another journalso you want to be a professional XD1 year ago in Personal More Like This
so i keep getting the same questions over and over again. how did i learn to do this.
i was self taught. by this i mean, i took the initiative and seeked out the knowledge, as no one was offering it.
i draw on average 8 to 10 hours a day, every day. by average i mean that some days its 6 and some 12
so... the argument.
i keep hearing this one. well i want to be a professional artist, but life is hard, i need to work, i don't really have the time....
let me put things in perspective here.
i used to work as a night guard on the beach. every single night from 8 pm to s6 am. after that i would go meet up with my dad who gouarded another beach to get a cup of coffee. we had a bite to eat, and then both went to haul and sell fruits and vegetables.
every evening i was drawing. when the sun set i sat under a street lamp and drew through the night.
every night. this was on occasion interrupted by a fight with some exceedingly drunk people who wouldn't
Draw This Again ContestBack to SchoolDraw This Again Contest2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.
To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.
50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will receive bundles of prizes. Details below.
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonAccording to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage. In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace.Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
Thu Feb 16, 2012, 3:00 PM
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
XBOne... fixed.To everyone who says picking on Microsoft for their consumer unfriendly bullshit was "being unnecessarily mean," take a look at this. Don Mattrick just announced that Microsoft is back peddling with the XBOne, removing the disastrously awful features we've been bashing them for trying to inflict on us.XBOne... fixed.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.
For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.
Since unveiling our plans for X
Fourty Eighth Entry: Livestream (Online)Livestream here: OnlineFourty Eighth Entry: Livestream (Online)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Doin' some requast.
Devious Journal EntryI'm depressed! The next Doctor Who episode is in 8 months! HOW CAN I SURVIVE!?Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unicornpandabear!!!!My friend just got a deviantart account! Yay! Her stuffness is really good, and even though she hasn't even filled out the "Paint A Picture of You" thing, you should check out her page and her art later. She's doing it right now, so... CHECK IT OUT PPL!!Unicornpandabear!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: She finally has something up! So GO CHECK IT OUT PPL!
Mythical Creatures Design Challenge!Mythical Creatures Design Challenge!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Remember reading about Greek and Roman mythology in school? What about the folklore you’ve heard while camping or during bedtime stories? We’re challenging you to harness those tales of old and make a design for a t-shirt featuring mythical creatures!
Think about fantastical beasts renowned in folklore and myth -- unicorns, dragons, and other mythical animals that you’ve seen in films or books. Now, get inspired by those creatures and let’s see something awesome!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantART t-shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose 2 designs based on the highest-voted submissions.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on t-shirts for all to see!
This time around, we’re challenging you to design a t-shirt inspired by the world
Cthulhu is Still CallingThe Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acquired self-awareness and began trying to explain themselves to themselves as they sat round their fires built at the mouths of their caves.Cthulhu is Still Calling2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
is Still Calling
Wed Feb 29, 2012, 7:00 PM
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article
I couldn’t help