A concise guide on how to get better at artSo youre a kid looking down at your anime or comic characters and wondering why after a few years of doodling things arent looking like how you imagine them in your head. Or maybe youre a college student whos wondering why the colours in your paintings arent coming out right. Maybe youre an older fellow or lady whos dabbling in art and youre having trouble with drawing hands. Whoever you are and whatever your problem, you all have something in common;A concise guide on how to get better at art7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You want to get better at representational art.
Here on deviantart its often the case where a noobie will ask a question and another noobie will answer with the very uninspired answer of "practice practice practice." At its core this advice is sound, but the noobie-teacher has just regurgitated what he or she has heard a thousand times over from other would-be noobie-teachers and has not expressed much else. Diligence is the key, but without a direction or goal this diligence might be
I Will Not Sell OutI will not draw pokemon just because I want to milk favorites.I Will Not Sell Out3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will not upload every fucking thing I do just because I want to milk pageviews.
I will not change my DeviantART name just to prove my worth to myself.
I will not leave DeviantART just to get watchers on another blog or site, and then come back claiming DA is forgiven.
If I ever leave, I will not do it because I'm ashamed of the DeviantART community, not including those who actually love art. I will do it because I want or need to leave.
I will not categorize my art into a separate category just to get on the front page.
I won't take trades just to make other people happy.
I will not open up commissions just so people can pay me way less than what my art is worth.
I will draw what I want, upload what I want, comment on what I want, and stay on DeviantART as long as I want. Because it is what I want to do, NOT what the community wants me to do.
Illustration Contest Mark II (One week to go!)4.23 The deadline approacheth! For those of you still working on your entries, better get a move on!Illustration Contest Mark II (One week to go!)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This was such a success last year that I'm doing it again for my 25th birthday!
Pick your favorite story from the list below and draw a scene or characters from it! I try to be diverse in my writing; Action, drama, science fiction, romance, humans, robots... There should be something in there for everybody. This year's pool has some old classics and some new favorites. Some characters have reference pictures already, but some have never been visually depicted before. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Some stories contain characters that belong to other people but feel free to draw them as well. You may enter as many times as you like.
Fanart Used to Save CommunityI enjoy the TV show Community. A lot. However, what I enjoy most about this show is the story and, well, community behind it. When the show went on a sudden hiatus, I couldn't help but be inspired by how Community fans harnessed the power of the arts not only to cope, but help save the show.Fanart Used to Save Community3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Last year, NBC announced Community would be put on hiatus for an unspecified amount of time, causing an outrage in the show's fan base. Once the announcement was made, fans took to social media to complain. This is a relatively normal response in this day and age, but strangely enough, the outrage didn't wane. In fact, it only strengthened as the final episode for the mid-season approached, and the looming uncertainty as to the show's fate became a reality.
Flash mobs were formed. Targeted campaigns were organized to urge Community's advertisers to continue support for the show. And, most relevant of
NICKELODEON AND DREAMWORKS ARE LOOKING FOR TALENT!NICKELODEON ANIMATION launched an Animated Comedy Shorts Program. They are looking for writers/animators/artists to contribute.NICKELODEON AND DREAMWORKS ARE LOOKING FOR TALENT!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
APPLY TO NICKELODEON HERE:
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION LOOKING TO TRAIN STORY ARTISTS:
"The Story Initiative Program at DreamWorks Animation is a comprehensive immersion program for recent college graduates who wish to pursue artistic careers as story artists.
The objective of the program is to identify and train entry-level storytellers in the techniques and practices of storyboarding for feature-length animated films. Over the course of an initial three month curriculum, trainees are instructed by a DWA senior story artist in a training environment that replicates the production environment on actual projects. Trainees learn how to: evaluate and plan their storyboard sequences,
Terminator Movie Poster RemixTerminator Movie Poster Remix8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Terminator Movie Poster Remix
T2 by Gashi-gashi
Terminator 2 Teaser Poster
He lived up to his word He’s back!
Only Doctor Who has broken more laws of Time and Space. And in the wake of Star Trek, Jurassic Park and Star Wars, it was inevitable that
For My Own SafetyAnnouncing The Fan Fiction Article. Fan art and fan fiction, like the offering above, are a blast because artists get to wear their favorite stories; in my case the iconic "Blade Runner." Fan fiction and art are the new fashion.For My Own Safety4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I prefaced a recent article Eye See Therefore Eye Am,
with a quote from Roy Batty, the doomed replicant (android) who was given human emotions to be able to appreciate
all the wonders of life, including the visual, but afforded only four years of
lifespan to enjoy them.
time to die, roy batty by anjinanhut
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost
in time... like tears in rain... Time to die."
—Roy Batty, Bladerunner
I thought the quo
Batman: The Caped Crusader Rescued By Adam West!Batman: The Caped Crusader Rescued By Adam West!6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
BATMAN FOREVER:The Caped Crusader Rescued By Adam West!
Adam West Batman
Dave Elliott takes a look at the staying power of Batman
The 1960’s were the crucial, pivotal years for the perpetuation of the Batman saga. The 1930’s were the years of creation, when Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and Jerry Robinson made their contributions to building the character and his enormously influent
Cosplay Friday: The Justice LeagueCosplay Friday: The Justice League4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: The Original Superhero Team
The next couple of years promises to be full of comic book superheroes no matter where your allegiance falls in the DC/Marvel divide.
Following in The Avengers’ big screen footsteps, the Justice League of America (JLA) is finally getting its own live-action movie, even though the Justice League came along way before The Avengers were even born. A quick stroll down comic book lane reveals how the JLA got
Bill Murray: Can A Painting Save A Life?Bill Murray: Can A Painting Save A Life?9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Bill Murray: Can A Painting Save A Life?
Bill Murray by chunkslayer
Sometimes a painter’s vision expresses and inspires what the zen philosopher’s words can only define and describe.
When remarkable lives defined by success and abundance are reviewed from their beginnings, it is remarkable that the narrowest of paths, sometimes a precarious balancing between life a
Beetlejuice 2 Is On The WayBeetlejuice 2 Is On The Way7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Beetlejuice 2: The Return to Tim Burton’s Maddest Vision
Mr. and Mrs. Juice by KleeB
The shooting script has been written
Tim Burton is ready to return as director. Winona Ryder has indicated she’s ready to reprise her character. Now we only await the decision of the only actor possessing the genuine touch of madness necessary to bring the glory that is “Beetlejuice” fully to life. Michael Keaton is letting the publ
Cosplay Friday: The Powerpuff GirlsCosplay Friday: The Powerpuff Girls3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: Sugar, Spice, And Everything Nice
Powerpuff Girls Cosplay - Super Nana
What Are Little Whoopass Girls Made Of?
1st PPG Drawing
It was back in the early 90’s while attending California Institute of the Arts th
Fan Art Friday: GargoylesFan Art Friday: Gargoyles4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: Stone By Day, Warriors By Night
We are GARGOYLES
One thousand years ago…
Well more like 20 years ago Disney’s animated series Gargoyles hit the airwaves and captivated the hearts and minds of youngsters across the globe. Created by Greg Weismen, the show followed a clan of gargoyles lead by Goliath after they awaken in New York from a thousand-year-old spell-induced slumber. They meet and befriend NYPD detective Elisa Maza who helps them adapt to the new world th
Fan Art Friday: Sailor MoonFan Art Friday: Sailor Moon8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Fridays Moon Prism Power Make Up!
Sailor Planet Power by Saehral
Sailor Moon is back!
The superhero girl–powered team of BFFs has returned to the small screen in a big way.
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, this beloved anime series is inspiring a whole new generation of fans with the recently released Sailor Moon Crystal. Unlike its earlier predecessor, this version of the anime stays true to Takeuchi’s original manga in both story and art style. Takeuchi was a
Collection: The Nintendo GenerationsCollection: The Nintendo Generations3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Nintendo Generations
While Atari may have defined a generation of gamers, Nintendo has both ushered in and held the hearts of several generations with their unique combination of affordable consoles and memorable characters. Mario may have been born a supporting character in Donkey Kong, but he has climbed the ladder, or perhaps slid up the pipe, to become not only Nintendo’s mascot, but one of the most recognizable characters across the globe.
Nintendo products ha
Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.I know there are a lot of foreign art/animation fans here on DA, fans of works and artists from Europe and Japan. Dai Sato, the legendary writer for classic, foreign TV shows such as COWBOY BEBOP, GHOST IN THE SHELL and WOLF'S RAIN explains the process of creating an animated series in japan. Take notes for you students/fans out there and enjoy!Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Movie Review: Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)Movie Review: Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
Hayao Miyazaki’s “Kiki's Delivery Service” is a heartfelt and inspiring movie.
Released by Studio Ghibli in 1989, it was based on Eiko Kadono's novel of the same title. It tells the story of a young witch having difficulty with stepping into adulthood and finding her own way forward,
Norman Rockwell, All American DeviantNorman Rockwell, All American Deviant9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Norman Rockwell, All American Deviant
Norman Rockwell Tribute
Few artists have so definitively reflected the lives of average Americans as Norman Rockwell.
He began his lifetime dedication to being the “America’s Illustrator” as the 19-year-old art editor for Boys’ Life, the house publication of the Boy Scouts of America. A few years later he assumed his more famous position at The Saturday Evening Post, though he never b
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
Why do people reply block?I never really understood the conception behind this action. While blocking someone who is harassing you is ok,(although I never block people. I can deal with them in a calm and civil manner.)Why is it that people block someone just because they cannot win an disagreement with an individual using logic and reasoning? Do these people constantly walk away from every disagreement they enter in the real world?Why do people reply block?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In the real world you cannot just block people. You have to deal with your problems head on with strength and fortitude. To me blocking when someone has a valid point is like saying "I give up, you win." (Not that I care about winning in an argument, but that is what it appears like.)
The Film Poster as Imagination's PortalThe Film Poster as Imagination's PortalThe Film Poster as Imagination's Portal3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Thu Mar 29, 2012, 7:00 PM
For many of us, the first “art gallery” to command our attention (and constant, even daily, monitoring) in our
lives existed within the pages of the local newspaper. It was called “the movie section” and its ever-changing movie
advertisements were like little frames that rarely contained less than pure magic for young imaginations.
The Film Poster has existed since the earliest days of silent movies and the pulse-elevating excitement of the
first sight of an upcoming adventure, action, or sweeping love story that we might have only “heard good things about”
still packs a psychic punch throughout movie lovers today.
Tron v 2.0 by opasinski →
You're Not AloneYou're Not Alone2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all headed for the same fate: dust. Ever
Le Commenting GuidelinesYep it's hit that point, that point in which I've got such a mountain of comments (Thank You, btw) that it's gives me a little headache trying to answer them all.Le Commenting Guidelines4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So how do you get a reply out of me?
Well first off, comment on a piece, Journal, etc, that I've done in the past 4 months, or just not my old works that I don't give a toss about anymore. Sorry, but I honestly don't care that much about my really old works. I still like people commenting, but just don't expect the bear to move.
Secondly, pose a nice tightly construct argument/question to which I feel engaged to respond to, not as hard as I make that sound.
Thirdly, I have an unsung rule of a trade off in syllables. If you say 'Nice' I will say 'Thanks' back, if you say 'Nice Bro', I will say 'Thank You'. I try to give back as many syllables as you've given me, unless you've done the previous thing right.
Resist the urge to flood. I like enthusiasm, but if you can formulate your appreciation into j
New anime reviewAnimes so far that caught my eye.New anime review3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A simple name for the extraordinary animation in this piece just by watching the first 5 seconds i was hook up by the music, then watching a badass dude smoking a cigar i was knocked out. The return of the badsssssessssss in anime form, i was getting tired of dudes tha looks like a 5 year old surrounded by ladies of look 4 year old.
This anime its like persona 4 meets samurai champloo, the fish eye shots on skateboard were so cool, this also have a bit of vibe like final fantasy versus. Main character has white hair so i was guessing it was K dash as kid, hhahaha joking
Probably king of the season
Tonari No Kaibutsu
The character Maka from soul eater meets a crazy dude named Morita from honey and clover and a romance starts, thats how i should resume this anime, expect the unexpected things, that guy is as crazy as morita. I must say music its awesome in this anime fits every situation, it seems it will have