Some thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.I commission art a lot. I've commissioned from many different artists all over the world. And after several years here are a few on my own personal thoughts on commissionsSome thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. List you prices.
- Whether its flat rates or by the hour, artists that commissions should list their rates. Most the time the old saying "If you have to ask, it probably costs to much." really comes into play here. I'm so much more likely to commission someone where I can gauge my budget. I myself am a single income family of five. That means I have a budget. A budget means I shop around. So that means when I am comparing artists if I know what I can spend with one and not the other, I'm more likely to go with the one I know I can budget.
2. List your customers.
- It is so much easier for a person to know where they stand when you have them listed.
2˝. Update your customers.
- Most artists have an idea how long something is going to take. Now it's understandable that the idea isn't always acc
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 41BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 41BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 412 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the feature of my deviantARTSupporters group.
But not that ordinary feature...
I decided to show you only BEST works.
Which means: technically perfect, interesting or just original.
:iconlovesplz: TRADITIONAL ART :iconlovesplz:
Cloud/Wind. by agnes-greenDragon 3 by NegraWaridiThe Cynical Scarecrow by BenAndSamsCastleIsle
spring by cloe-patraLight gold by Keila-the-fawncatLongview by LadyChristina
Athene noctua by TaniaAV...:::COM_Nathaniel_Alma:::... by RoUgEmIe:thumb315
The Founder's Favourites - 3rd EditionYou have here another opportunity to win a 3 month sub!The Founder's Favourites - 3rd Edition3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fave this article to enter the draw. More info here http://egil21.deviantart.com/journal/Some-opportunities-to-win-a-3-months-sub-284864653
:iconsmallwaveplz:Hello deviants and art lovers!
This will be a regular feature, published on my (Egil21) Journal and submitted to TheFavouriteShowcase's Journals Folder http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/34209706 as well.
These works are my Favourites from my +devwatch of :icongroupsplz::iconthefavouriteshowcase:.
This is a group for all, where a great team of Contributors tries to expose your work in various ways and where you can certainly find some favourites too.
Please take a moment to see this collection and enjoy
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), Journal, July 25, 1839.
Hall Of Fame ( 22 - February 2012 ) Before talking about the features, I want to presentHall Of Fame ( 22 - February 2012 )3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For those who still care and who would like to make a change in someone’s life,
you are free to share your ideas concerning
our project called The "Think about it" Project. Your opinion counts!
And no, we are NOT
expecting donations of any kind etc. , because this project isn’t based
on any financial principle.
Details can be found on the official updated website:
Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of
the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my,
Alligatorr's and gppr’s Favourites, being featured wherever it
is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting,
people, because there are only advantages in it for you.
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can
Communist Party of DeviantART Turns Ten.Dear comrades of the CPDA,Communist Party of DeviantART Turns Ten.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today marks a milestone in our Party's existence. Today we mark ten years of struggle, solidarity, and artistic expression for the cause of Communism. The CPDA has come a long way in one decade, from a simple user account created for discussion and art-sharing into a several hundred strong group of people, with over one thousand watchers. Only within recent years has the Party organized itself, with the formation of a leading committee, specific goals, a web blog, and numerous affiliates to newer groups dedicated to fighting the good fight.
We have done all of this and continued our aims of education through writings, both theoretical and inspirational, as well collecting thousands of images as resources for all comrades wishing to spread our message. Of course, we still have much work to do. Our tasks are not nearly over, not so long as the bourgeoisie controls the means of production, not so long as there are reactionary forces left to be vanquished.
Danish Mythology wtfLiving in Denmark and such, our Nordic gods (Whom you also may know from the avengers) have been through some of the wierdest stories.Danish Mythology wtf2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thor: The God of Thunder
Loki: The God of Mischief
Freya: The Goddess of Love
One day, Thor's hammer was stolen. Loki searched for it, and found that the giant Thrym had hidden the hammer, and refused to give it back unless Freya became his wife. The gods worked out a plan to get the hammer back while keeping Freya safe. Thor was dressed up as a beautiful woman and Freya even lent him her neckalce. Thor had a bristling red beard, so he must have looked ridiculous! He was sent to the giant and Loki went with him. At first the giant was worried about his bride's enormous appetite and fierce eyes, but Loki convinced him that it was Freya. Finally, the giant brought out Thor's hammer, and gave it to his new bride. Thor gave an enormous roar, tore off his wedding dress, and killed the giant with his hammer.
True Story :icontruestoryplz:
I kinda have the stra
Collection: Easy RidersCollection: Easy Riders4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The tragedy of owning a motorcycle is that it sometimes must be “driven” instead of “ridden.” One must occasionally “drive” one’s bike to the store for a loaf of bread or to execute some other mundane activity unworthy of being a “motorcycle rider.” One is meant to ride, not drive, a bike—as it were a contentious beast forever being tamed. A bike should not be just a vehicle for the conveyance of bodies and materials. Riding should be transformative. A rider becomes one with the natural world being riven in twain by the wake of his bike’s passing. A rider becomes a living metaphor. A rid
Heatbish's First Perler Bead DeviantArt Giveaway!Hello everyone!Heatbish's First Perler Bead DeviantArt Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since I started being more active on DeviantArt, I've gotten a lot of support and love for the work that I do. I humbly appreciate this from the bottom of my heart, so I would like to give back to everyone by doing a small giveaway! Here are the details.
How do I enter?
Just favorite this journal! You don't have to watch me, or comment even. Of course, those are both appreciated -- but for this instance, not necessary.
What's the prize?
One lucky winner will receive a small perler bead art of their choice! They can choose from Pokemon, My Little Pony, Mario, Legend of Zelda, or anything 8-bit that can be beaded out! This comes with the free attachment of your choice -- magnet, necklace, silk cord hang, ornament, or keychain! Or plain. Whatever you'd like! I will even pay the shipping -- including international. So this giveaway is literally for everyone and costs you nothing to enter!~
Contest will end in 1 week, on March 10th, 6:30 PM EST ex
Oblivion!Here's the teaser poster I did in collaboration with Universal and Joseph Kosinski for Oblivion! ( And here's the trailer! http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=dQ3Mt9yiz6k )Oblivion!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/oblivion
Tutorials and resources (will add more later)yes this is a huge list of tutorials I use or so for my friends and stalkers on dA :u I hope you guys are happyTutorials and resources (will add more later)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Resources found on tumblr ect.:
1. http://finaltrinity.tumblr.com/post/13163064364/art-references-tumblr-accounts (a masterpost)
2. http://ttheaa.tumblr.com/tagged/masterpost (masterposts)
3. http://imsirius.tumblr.com/post/42347075625/ultimate-writing-resource-list (a writing masterpost )
4. http://helpfulharrie.tumblr.com/post/40090363248/source-psg-art-tutorial-give-this-a-read (very useful)
5. http://tavvispaganism.tumblr.com/post/42438883898/6-color-scheme-tools-colorlovers-the-biggest (colour schemes)
6. http://gabeisnotablogsname.tumblr.com/post/41693567662/memes-that-are-more-useful-than-actual-class (( "(deviantart) memes that are more useful t
Digitalists presents: Que-inkDigitalists presents: Que-ink2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
deviantArt is home for a great variety of artists, some of whom own a very distinctive style and are instantly recognizable. Today I want to present you one of those artists. At first if you look at Que-ink's gallery you might think you're looking at a photography gallery, with close-ups to some of today's greatest hockey athletes. However if you look closer you'll notice they're actually not photographs but digital paintings. Impressive enough right? Look even closer and you'll discover her paintings are not made with the use of complicated digital software and tools. But I'll let Sylvia explains that herself...
My name is Sylvia and I go by the username Que-ink. For the last 15 years I have been into art while studying realism for 8. I am known for my athletic portraits
Commissions Contracts: A Must Have. Yes, there is a lot to read and Yes you should read it. Copy it, paste it and edit it to suit your needs as a commissioner or commissioned artist. Protect yourself by drafting a contract and understanding it.</a>Commissions Contracts: A Must Have.6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It has come to my attention that many deviants commission their work and hold proceedings entirely over deviantArt. In the case that your client/commissioned artist begins to use and distribute your work illegally you will need to have a greater standing than simply a bunch of e-mail print outs if you are to go to court over the matter of misuse. Often the matter is over misunderstanding, which a contract will also help clarify for both parties.
I cannot stress how important it is when doing commissions to have physical signed copies of an Artist/Client Commission Agreement or at the very least a signed confirmation of engagement. It takes longer to organise, especially with overseas clients, but it protects the rights of both parties to the work and is worth the day or so
4 Artists and Their Journeys4 Artists and Their Journeys2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sept. 5, 2012 by techgnotic
“When I left high school, I had all my plans to go to college, but I had no money. And I decided then, the best thing for me to do is not worry about getting money to go to college — I will educate myself. I walked down the street, I walked into a library, I would go to the library three days a week for ten years and I would educate myself. It’s all FREE, that’s the great thing about libraries! Most of you can afford to go to college, but if you wanna educate yourself completely, go to the library and educate yourself. When I was 28 years old, I graduated from Library.”
— Ray Bradbury
So spoke the recently departed Ray Bradbury, a seminal (possibly the seminal) American fantasy & science fiction writer. Today, aspiring sci-fi and fantasy writers study his novels and short stories as their core ed
Alien Threat in Pop CultureCould the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity's unity? Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film's story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to discover that an imminent alien invasion may soon wipe out all human life.Alien Threat in Pop Culture3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Jun 6, 2012 by techgnotic
Could the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity’s unity?
Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film’s story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to di
deviantART is applying to manage .artdeviantART is applying to manage .art3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
deviantaRT is applying to manage a new Top Level Domain called .art
Top Level Domain (TLD) is the technical name for ".com," ".net," ".org," or ".fr". These TLDs are controlled and issued by a worldwide organization called ICANN, short for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. When ICANN announced that it would accept applications for new TLDs, deviantART quickly realized that someone would try to nab ".art."
DeviantART is committed to have the .art TLD in the hands of representatives of the arts; people who know something about the Internet and the way art is presented and enabled by the Internet. Nobody has more experience with this than the deviantART community that we are all building, participating in, and sharing with each other every day.
In order to secure .art into the right hands, deviantA
Chile 1973: The OTHER 9/11 AnniversaryFrom The Guardian by Raúl Zibechi, September 11, 2010Chile 1973: The OTHER 9/11 Anniversary2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Of the many military coups faced by the republics of Latin America, it is the coup of 11 September 1973 that has engraved itself most permanently on the collective memory. The images of the bombing of the Moneda Palace, of the despair on the face of Salvador Allende shortly before his suicide, of the defiant expression worn by Pinochet behind his dark glasses and of the public burning of books that circulated around the world and became the symbol of military brutality.
The dispersal into exile of 200,000 Chileans, most of them to Europe, added to the media images of men and women who had seen their lives destroyed by the death or disappearance of friends and relatives. The murder of thousands of political opponents and the detention and torture of people who were identified with the constitutional government isolated the military regime internationally.
The coup was supported by the US government of Richard Nixon. But a
The new deviantART muro featuring Redraw!The new deviantART muro featuring Redraw!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Draw with Muro Now!
Sharpen your skills and showcase your unique technique in a whole new way.
The Making of Pepper
Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.Mass Effect References3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
XPS 10.9.1 - Bones unlimited edition.XPS 10.9.1 - Bones unlimited edition.XPS 10.9.1 - Bones unlimited edition.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Enough bones for all! The bones cruncher Edition has the 'Venus Edition' included.
Request by :iconSumireHaikuXNA: :iconhowfie: and many others ...
- A mesh part can now refer more than 59 bones. (No limit! Tested with 32000 bones!!)
- Removed all blocks related to "nude" models.. (models with words: 'nude', 'naked' , 'by__' now can be loaded)
EDIT: I threw you a bone and helped you cheat on that quiz: Such a bonehead! Your aim is to bone the Venus Edition! Can you spot me a few bones, I need to smoke some bones in the staircase.
Immagine fantastica "Intorno all'osso ognuno e can rapace." by :iconC0VI:
Download link XPS http://xnalaraitalia.deviantart.com/journal/XPS-10-9-2-Retro-Edition-336194065
Some information behind this release:
What is new:
+ With this version, a technical limit is overcome. This makes it possible to port models, with less effort, from other games to X
Simple ThingsI feel how my Angel walks with me,Simple Things3 years ago in Personal More Like This
creating fog that slowly surrounds my surroundings...
Have the little urge to touch that Angel.
Her white, soft... fragile skin,
wearing sweet, tasteful perfume,
driving me lightly insane.
I might love her.
I might even hate her.
Miss her, being not real
or she is real, but I just have no right to reach out my hand,
so I could satisfy my need to hold somebody in my embrace.
Our minds are for simple things...
I can't even catch her with my hazy eyes,
afraid that she might see my look, so needy.
It is so hard and that's why -
Things are not of mind to simplify
and all I can do is imagine her to grin.
That innocent, toothpaste commercial smile.
I'm nothing but full of sadness
and she really doesn't mind...
if in a moment I just disappear into the darkness.
Nothing but Bible-black fool,
who's trying to walk on... carry on,
on this jumpy ground.
No living creature is with me on this deserted road,
once belonged to God,
now to emptiness in our hearts and so
40 Amazing How To Train Your Dragon Fan Art Pieces40 Amazing How To Train Your Dragon Fan Art Pieces9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today marks the release date of How To Train Your Dragon 2. The sequel to the 2010 DreamWorks animation received very positive reviews: an 8.8/10 on IMDb and a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. Enjoy some of the deviantART community's tribute to the film.
Curated by madizzlee, Shyree, and me.
Astrid: Not the Face by avatarmiraiAcross the sky by Sabaku-no-hana
Hiccup and Toothless by ZipporaHiccup Cosplay How to train your dragon 2 by liui-aquino
HTTYD: Mistletoe by sharkie19How to make a smile by sorata-sNight Fury by DmitrysHTTYD - Toothless 01 by wynahiros
Toothless httyd by griffsnuff Toothless by LukeFielding
HTTYD: The Final Showdown by AdoobibullTwin4
The Lonely PathThe Lonely Path2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
I I always thought of Thoreau’s comment as simply a word game — clever but ultimately false at its core. A Valentines Day without a Valentine means being alone and alone means being unhappy. It’s taken many years to finally understand the truth in Thoreau’s words. We are never so alone as when in the company of loving family and friends, our Valentine companion held tight in our arms – but knowing we are lost, unfulfilled in our dreams and visions, and untrusting in our own inner counsel. Now I hope to one day seek companions
Jurassic World: Recapture The RaptorJurassic World: Recapture The Raptor3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
JURASSIC WORLD: RE-CAPTURE THE RAPTOR
Jurassic World Ends by Art-Light-Magic
Excuse me, are there going to be any dinosaurs on your dinosaur tour?”
— Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) in Jurassic Park
Having birthed the summer blockbuster pheno
Username Changes Now AvailableDeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time.Username Changes Now Available3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give you the ability to change your personal brand, just as you change your interests, skills, and art types.
How It Works
Deviants can now change their username in their Settings. To change your username, you must have an active Premium Membership. (The reason there is a "fee" associated with the change is because switching usernames is a complex technical proce