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 art6 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
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 Safety3 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
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 →
Hello!Back from the dead.Hello!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've kinda disappeared for a bit, and wanted to write a little journal why I've left Facebook, Twitter and kind of my online persona. If you care to read, down below you will find my reasons. I hope you're well, and will try to post more art soon. Feel free to discuss below your opinions on the matter, and I'll try to reply. My answer goes far beyond "I've just been busy!" and maybe you too will connect with how I've felt:
The other day I received an email from a fellow follower of my work, asking the question of why I left Facebook. Not that everyone should know my daily activities, but if you haven't noticed, a couple of months ago I had deleted my FB in order to focus on my property LMS, as it's shaping up for film, and the next book in the series, LMS: Welcome to America
Now before I continue, this is strictly my opinion. I know people like to get angry online, so if you disagree with it, you have every right to
Details for Remi-7 Figurine!Just writing this up here to let you guys know that Paul :iconzeronis: and myself are working through all the details now.Details for Remi-7 Figurine!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT! I have uploaded new pics of the actual printed 9" Figurine! You can see her here:
EDIT 2: We have news that the grey copies will be ready for shipment around the end of March, Early april and we will be taking orders for them around that time!
What we know for certain so far is the following:
She is going to be 9" from head to toe! or 1/8th scale.
We will have 50 Grey Resin copies available. 40 semi assembled and 10 will be unnasembled painting kits for painters to try their hand at painting Remi up! These will be $150US each including shipping!
We will have 25 hand painted copies available.
We are finalizing the costs to produce, package and ship these out worldwide and will hopefully have those details ASAP. Once we have those we will have our prices and work on setting up a go
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
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 Guidelines3 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
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.)
Embird Tutorials?I'm thinking of switching to Embird for my embroidery once my StichEra subscription expires in a week or so. I downloaded the trial version, but everything is so completely different from StichEra. If you use Embird, do you have any tutorials you would recommend? I basically have no idea what I'm doing with this.Embird Tutorials?4 months ago in Personal More Like This
My DeviantART StorySince I'm coming up on 9 years on this site, this seemed like a fun little trip down memory lane. Pardon my pseudo-intellectual ramblings.My DeviantART Story9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Warning: Super TL;DR. This is basically me giving a DVD commentary on my gallery and excuse to ramble about my art/life philosophies. You've been warned.
The first time I heard about DA was back in the long-lost days of role playing on Proboards (is Proboards still a thing?). I was 13 at the time and was enthralled with the Warrior Cats series; some googling had led me to discover that online role-playing was, in fact, a Real Thing, and I became admin of a Warriors RP for a few years. At some point there was a thread where users could post their art and I noticed a few people linking to DA accounts. I was reluctant to join, but ended up signing up. I have no idea what the name of that account was; I've tried and failed to find it. But it does exist somewhere out there in cyber-space. It's full of horrible Crayola-pencil drawings of Warrio
My Patience is Wearing Thin.If you embroider or are new to embroidery and your outlines are off or designs aren't stitching properly read these tutorials and troubleshooting guides. You cannot just do something and expect it to turn out perfect because someone else made the pattern. There are many things that go into perfect embroidery, all of them must be taken into consideration.My Patience is Wearing Thin.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
(This one is especially nice because it has pictures so you can actually see why things aren't turning out.)
Simply retrying to embroider something without changing what you are doing will not f
WIPs/Pattern ComparisonWIPs/Pattern Comparison1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I got Babs and AJ appliqued and stuffed today - since I cut out the fabric for Babs before I changed my pattern, I can compare them now! I'll probably take more pictures for comparison later - just posting this one as a sort of WIP thing.
Pattern Update!I am happy to share with you the results of my labors! Here is my latest mare pattern update, which is the biggest overhaul of my regular pattern that I've made in a while. I hope everyone likes the changes....they might not be as obvious to others as to me...unfortunately I didn't have a pony body using my previous pattern to take pictures next to for comparison.Pattern Update!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I had spare Mango on hand so I made an AJ body! I'll probably finish it sometime and auction her. It turned out pretty much how I wanted - there are a few minor tweaks I want to make to the butt, but that's about it.
Let me know what you think!
Claire GreenlightOur awesomely outrageous 2D horror game Claire is currently on Greenlight. We've been getting a lot of positive press and attention from Let's Players, but, being passed on Greenlight is completely up to the voters. So... we could use your votes!Claire Greenlight2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On a side-note, been taking a bit of a break from art the past 2 weeks. Been doing a lot of promo work, and marketing. Will have a bit more to post soon.
Buy your own world's animation from JapanSpeaking about the subject which is like business which is mainly for artist who has their own world and wanna make it as animation.Buy your own world's animation from Japan2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you can make your own animation by using Japanese professional animators
do you think it would be the thing you do wanna order? and how much you can cost for making it?
It is said that "the animation full packaged ( which means "with color, voice, SE, BGM ) in 30 minutes" would cost $100,000 - $150,000.
But if it was more short, or not being colored, not with voice, or not being inked, do you think how much it would cost?
-the animation with- / ( the reference price which is simply calculated from $100,000 )
*5 secs ( full packaged ) / ( $277 )
*10 secs ( full packaged ) / ( $555 )
*30 secs ( full packaged ) / ( $1666 )
*5 secs ( without voice,color,inked ) / $???
*10 secs ( without voice,color,inked
QUESTION about webcomics!Since my sub ran out and I can't make a poll, here's a journal with a question for you all: Where are you most likely to follow webcomics? Is it better if they have their own website that they update on, or if they just update on tumblr or deviantart, or if they update BOTH on an independent site AND a tumblr/deviantart? (example: hanna is not a boys name used to update on the artist's deviantart page, but you had to go to the site to see the hi-res version of the pages)QUESTION about webcomics!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Any other comments or thoughts on what gets you interested in webcomics would be a plus, so they are encouraged in the comments as well.
10 things to ask before you draw a Children's BookFind the original article here10 things to ask before you draw a Children's Book2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
10 things to ask before you draw a Children's Book - Guest Post by Wilson Williams, Jr.
Artwork copyright © Wilson Williams, Jr.
With the growth in popularity of the e-book many authors are seeing a glimmer of hope and realizing that they can get their work out there without having to break into the velvet roped publishing house exclusive party. This means that you will begin to get even more solicitations from those authors looking for artists to bring visuals to their words.
If you have a website or have done any degree of online advertising of your artwork, you have probably gotten an e-mail with a similar message as the title. If not, you will at some point. It's best to be prepared now. For those who have gotten it, nine times out of ten you aren't sure how to respond to it, what should you ask, how d
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.5Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.52 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Part 2, Sell That Damn Book, Danny: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-2-354730628
Part 3, I Was Not Ready For This: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-3-354860965
Part 4, Objective: Character and Story Building: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-4-354965190
The first thing I had to do was create a sample. What would the pages look like? What is a Killbook?
In the story, before Gabriel breaks out of Level-9, he is introduced to an "Agent-O, a character that gives Gabriel the documents needed to begin this revenge quest. Inside of the documents are bios and information on all of the characters Gabriel will meet/team-up with/or kill.
Well, I didn't just want to show boring documents, I wanted to add life
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.3Part 1:http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.32 years ago in Personal More Like This
I Was Not Ready For This
What did I just sign myself up for?
I had never made, drawn, written, or created a book in my life, so this was all pretty foreign to me. I had told Heavy Metal publishing I'd do it on my own dime. Reason was, this was my project.
Not that I can't cooperate or collaborate, but this time I wanted to create what I saw in my head, and not have a voice behind me telling me what to do and what not to do. Kevin Eastman, head of HM Pub, was incredibly generous in this decision and told me to lead the way, and I tried my damnest.
So I started with the obvious fundamentals. What is the story of LMS?
Now, as a whole, LMS's simple logline is incredibly simple. A man who gets framed for a crime he didn't commit, breaks out of prison and goes after those
*FAQ * how to comission, Price info etc.Currently only accepting occasional comissions when i feel i have the time. Please be aware of this before sending me a note.*FAQ * how to comission, Price info etc.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contact info: email@example.com
On this page you will find anything you'd want to know about price info and comission info, even materials used FAQ's.
If there is anything you wounder about that is not stated here or want to do a comission or a special order, throw me a note!
Iron ons?:some FAQ about the iron ons as i get ALOT of questions about those
They are iron ons intended for cloth , high quiality ones and not the cheap type wich may fall off easily. (made to last long time on fabric).
people seem to have too much preconceptions about iron ons (wich is understandable).
They do not peel off unless they're heated too little with the iron.
The ones i use feels a bit like plastic (imagine your average T-shirt print) and not paper-like.
Some crafters put them on poorly and give them a bad name overall (ive seen some bad examples where
SexismThis is a question to any female watchers here, inspired by this comic: http://sailorswayze.tumblr.com/post/35678126959/am-i-right-ladies.Sexism2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to hear first or second hand stories of sexism you have encountered within fandoms, wether at conventions, among friends, in public or online. Particularly, problems related to males assuming women are so called 'fake nerd girls', or unwanted attention or comments experienced by female cosplayers.