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.
Aquarius: Children Of The Celestial SeaAquarius: Children Of The Celestial Sea1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
AQUARIUS: Children of the Celestial Sea
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
The concept of Astrology or “study of the stars” has been around since the ancient world and can be traced as far back as the first dynasty of Mesopotamia.
For some the stars are a portent of the future and help inform one on the best course of action to take based on the stars’ alignment. If born under a specific “star” or month during the year you may have certain characteristics and manneri
[CLOSED] Contest: Win a Pair of Pups!Introducing our 2012 nemu*pups![CLOSED] Contest: Win a Pair of Pups!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This year, we have not only one or two pups, but four. (Yes, 4.) Niko*Niko Anpan & Nemu (limited edtiion!), the 2nd generation Enchilada, and all-new Blue pup (from our Honolulu Star Advertiser comic, Blue Hawaii.)
While we are waiting for them to arrive, I am hosting a contest!
Simply put - create your own nemu*pup using our templates:
(Scroll down for the links to the full-sized templates!)
If you want some ideas to get started, here's my event "cheat sheet".
There will be two (2) sets of prizes. One will be the Judge's Choice from all entries. The second, the Popular Vote, will voted on by readers from ten (10) finalists. Each winner will receive their choice of two (2) plush pups, shipped anywhere in the world!
We will be judging entries based on creativity, not artistic ability.
How to enter:
1. Download the template you'd like to use. We have them
Contest WINNERSOkay sorry it took me so long to choose. A friend helped me lol, cause it was really hard lol.Contest WINNERS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
100 1. :iconsauvie: "Tell me about the Rabbits George" "..."
100 2. :iconphishythoughts: Right Owl "Hoo is this?" Left Owl "Hoo would care?"
50 1. :iconmayanara: Retarded owl: HEY DUUDE! WITH ONE FOOT! What you say huh? Owl: Bitch, please.
50 2. :iconeventua: Jeff knew he shouldn't have given that book of optical illusions to his impressionable best friend, Matt.
50 3. :iconpure-panic: left owl: "if you think HE is messed up, you should meet the rest of my family..."
50 4. :iconotakas: people : what happen? srs owl : DON'T ASK
THANK YOU GUYS!! I will do another one!
Ahh sorry I totally forgot. Okay the contest is now over. I'll announce the winner later! ah so hard to choose!!! I didn't expect it was going to be this ha
Hero Party!Hey guys! It´s been a while since my last journal, isn´t?Hero Party!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I wanted to share with you a project of some comrades Marcelo Cassaro (CaptainNinja) and Erica Horita (PepperComics)! Both are well-known by their works in Brazil and now they have started a project on Kickstarter for a comic called "Hero Party".
· About Hero Party ·
The proposal is a manga-style comic book, set in a medieval fantasy world. It is going to have 48 pages in black and white with a colored cover (+ extra rewards depending on the value of the contribution on Kickstarter).
· How to help ·
I believe this is a topic of interest to many people here deviantArt, so if you sympathized with the project, you can help them by supporting their project on kickstarter or even sharing th
Crunchyroll has Manga now!wowsers! They finally did it you can start submitting your own manga to CrunchyRoll now ! I've been so nervous @___@Crunchyroll has Manga now!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
thanks so much to :iconmatsuyama-takeshi: to have told me about it
i can't believe they picked Convergence pages to show as the preview though @____@;;; ahh, my pages look so bad compared to everyone else's T___T;;;; http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-783223/introducing-a-new-site-featurecrunchyroll-comics
i'll only be updating chapter by chapter there, so DA/MangaMagazine/Smackjeeves is still the main page by page sites
but omggg thank you guys for all the great feedback on the MegaMan tribute piece that I died over trying to finish. it even ended up getting a featured #gaming tag on Tumblr which surprised meee @__@ (i never get that many notes when I post my own stuff! XD) yeah I know it's not even that many notes but I'm still so grateful!! everyone!
Oh the things i find on the internetSo i know my disney high images have been circulating round the internet a little bit. Ive seen them crop up on tumblr a bit and sites like we heart it and theyve been up on pinterest quite a bit too.Oh the things i find on the internet2 years ago in Personal More Like This
but today i found out they'd been posted on fanpop, which isnt a site i know very well, but somone had made all these poll's like:
.which disney high school girl has the best outfit?
.which disney high school girl looks the most like you?
.which disney high school girl has the best hair?
.which disney high school girl is your favourite?
all using the images i'd made. and i thought 'oh cute' and checked it out. and wow some of the comments haha. Heres a few highlights.
."i look like Rapunzel.Except I have lighter, longer hair, wear jean shorts more, and I don't dress like a slut"
."i guess pocahontas. Least slutty"
."they're all dressed like whores though"
."I would not let my daughters dress like that.....if the skirts were longer and the shirts longer it would not be bad....or leggings u
REAL CREATIVISM LOGA lot of people ask me what do i think when im drawing, whats your creative process, and what are the magical fairies you are thinking while you draw, about life, beauty and wisdom of the world. You will be surprised how thats not what i think while i draw and how this process repeats all the time while i draw.REAL CREATIVISM LOG3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The purpose of this journal its to let people know how we are all filled with doubts agony and stupid funny things while we draw. So you wont feel you are doing something wrong.
Will be cool if this became a spam, and people started to share in their journals the same way i did while you are at work.
Okay, lets star, first the setting, if you had seen the tv show 24, picture that way while im drawing, with several cameras on my sides, this will make the reading more funny, if you havent seen the show picture this sound each time you read time passes, while im drawing.
Okay lets start.
The following text its based on a true st
What do you think?I am thinking about making a little build a character comic/book type thingy. Its basically like my tip sheet but it will be in comic/book format. I have already split it into four categories, facial features, hair styles, clothes and body types. Basically its a little reference guide, where you can mix and match features to create your own characters, nothing too heavy or technical. I will also be posting the pages online for free since I don't like the idea of any of my tip sheet/references not being accessible.What do you think?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What do you think?
I also want to get into graphic design/pictorial design so designing stuff like this is always good practice too! ^u^ and great for portfolios!
Bad ArtistsI just felt like talking about this because I'm pretty sure atleast EVERYONE here who draws or does art has once considered their art bad. I shouldn't really be talking about this since I'm just contradicting myself (I also call my art bad) but in the end, you know you don't really mean it, otherwise, why do you continue to strive for it? (god, i sound like an english teacher LOL)Bad Artists3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok but in my honest opinion, there's no such thing as "BAD" art or a "BAD" artist. You might see your artwork and think, "Omg... this is so bad klfkjghfd I hate this eww.. why does it have to look so bad." The truth is, your artwork isn't BAD. If your artwork is "BAD" it would be harming a group or individual, or promoting something that can be offensive and hurt people. You could draw an EXTREMELY beautiful painting or whatever, with amazing shading, and beautiful colors, but if it's targeted to hurt someone or something for a bad reason, I would consider that bad art.
If you consider your art bad, and you'r
Opening Canvas rangerOpening Canvas ranger5 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Story of Canvas Rangers ( the group story )
One time in the future, where art is no longer a work of inspiration, but it is a work of devastation. There is no more originality, no more passion, and no more beauty shown on each of them. The cause of this is because of the mass effect of Art Blocks. It is actually not a big deal, but when 90% of people in the world got blocked, the remaining artists lost their source of inspiration, where it could only be exist because of another artists. How could this happen? Where is this mass art blocks came from? It is known that there's an organization who could control human feelings and emotions, making them all weak in spirit, and losing their passion and inspiration in real arts. Knowing this, a few artists try to stand against them once recklessly, but they all defeated so easily. Why? How could they be so strong? An artist's soul is his/er pen or pencil, but what is the most crucial piece that they
Supervising Character Designer on Black Dynamite!Supervising Character Designer on Black Dynamite!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm the Supervising Character Designer on Black Dynamite the animated series premiering on Adult Swim next year! I just moved to Los Angeles two months ago to take this gig! I get to work with some of the coolest people in the world on this stuff! Between meeting Carl Jones (The boondocks), working with LeSean Thomas, meeting the cast of the Black Dynamite film, and the staff here at Titmouse, I'm definitely taken back by how fast this all happened! Just know its a classic!
More news down the road!
Here's the press release for those that missed the pilot airing back in August: http://video.adultswim.com/press-releases/black-dynamite-the-animated-series-pilot-coming-august-8.html
To inspire.(Little long, but hopefully you'll read)To inspire.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first sold LMS to Paramount, a lot of people asked me: "How much money did you get?" "You're probably rich now, right?"
I mean, the solid gold mansion I bought was just a little gift to myself...but...
Ever since I was little, I've known I wanted to draw. From the day my parents put a pencil in my hand, this was my future. I just knew it, I had that gut feeling. So I stuck to it, and thankfully it took me to heights I'd have never imagined possible. Now with my new book Redemption heading off to studios soon for a hopeful movie package, I can't wait to see where this new road takes me.
That said, there's something else that tops all of this.
The other night I went out to visit my girlfriend's cousin and her family. Incredibly kind people with very sweet kids. Other than the two parents, there were 3 kids, but the one who caught my interest was the eight-year old boy, Diego.
Diego, shy, tiny, slender, reminded me of myself when I was his a
Gossamer: IntroductionGossamer: Introduction2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've only uploaded the introduction so far, but chapter 1 will be uploaded sometime next week.
Read the Comic: http://www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofile.php?id=125641
Unofficial Teaser (WIP): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhrux60oEH8
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Reading Direction: Left to Right
A fictional story about two real-life friends.
Twenty-eight year old Bobby is a very well known storyboard director for an animation company. He is recognized for his passion in art and skill in storytelling by many of his co-workers. However, one day, he is offered to present one of his storyboards to an interning group and runs into an old friend, Michelle (27), who he hasn't been in touch with for the past nine years. Apparently, she has also been offered to present to the group of interns and they conclude to presenting together. During the presentation, Bobby and Michelle reminisce upon their tee
Windows 8 and wacomSaw today that you can install windows 8, so got curious, noticed how cheap was for the upgrade, 40 dollars i said okay, what can i lose, then an exe installs and checks everything, he ask me how topay, and what settings i should keep from my old windows 7, i said okay.Windows 8 and wacom2 years ago in Personal More Like This
2 gigs its the file of this windows, took me around 24 minutes to download it, then wait for other 2 hours to install it.
Then it was on, started sooooo fast that my windows 7 felt really old, my jaw was wide open to notice all the new features, and im not even using a touch pc, im in love of the apps.
Just to mention an example, i got skype(19 megs size) then i noticed the skype app(736kb) sooo small and soooo complete.
They got rid of ugly interfaceeee, for the first time in all windows, doesnt feel like a bastard son from windows 95.
Took me a while to figure out were are all the features, like control panel and stuff, the more i learn about windows 8 the more i love it.
Finally dual monitor software, i mean i can
To all creators in Korea아동청소년 보호법이 국민의 권리인 표현의 자유를 막고, 사생활까지 침해하려고 합니다.To all creators in Korea2 years ago in Personal More Like This
계속해서 문제시 되고 있었지만(실제로 해당 법률 때문에 실직하거나 일자리를 잃은 분들이 계십니다)
이제라도 알았으니, 인식의 변화라도 있도록 많은 분들이 보셨으면 좋겠습니다.
People getting bitterIs it me or people are starting to like to post more on things they dislike than like? When i see pictures i dont like i just move on, im the type of guy that like posting on things i enjoy, whats the purpose of wasting life in hate.People getting bitter3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I realized it just take 1 reply to be called stupid, egocentric idiot and unwatched, and 2 replies for someone to call you a bitch, remind you of your mother and worst words, just a journal for an example saying Zelda controls are hard to handle to someone wish you to die and drop dead. Seriously drop dead.
Man i miss deviant art when kids behaved and respected the elders, it seems those days are gone.
It seems replying its getting harder and harder on deviant art, there will be one day when not even replying you will get insulted.
Be warned, the days are coming were artist will disable comments from all pictures, i noticed that they started increasing, day by day.
At least i wish mean people were as intelligent as Tyrion Lanister. Thats the bes
Four new, official, trailers!It's a media blowout, people. Let's waste no time getting into it.Four new, official, trailers!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the RPG-element enthusiasts, we have the Customization trailer:
We also have another showcase of Mass Effect 3's new and improved combat.
We have an trailer for the Story and Choice/Consequences mechanics. Note; there is a bunch of new footage, but mostly just cool new battle clips and a very short excerpt from a mission that shows the different outcomes of a mid-mission choice.
And lastly we have the Enemies Trailer. This is the special trailer for two reasons. One; it finally shows gives a first look at one of ME3's main antagonists, and secondly; it shows more Female Shepard. (And that Kaidan bloke, too.)
But stay tuned; David Silverman is saying the Female Shepard Trailer will finally be releas
Stamps of deviantART: Video GamesSTAMPS OF DEVIANTART: VIDEO GAMESStamps of deviantART: Video Games3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There is a whole category filled with a lot of unique stamps. Some are animated, some are static. The original size is 99x56px, but it varies depending on the preferences of each artist. They can be round, they can be square, they can be heart-shaped or whatever else your heart desires. Except the newer modern stamps, they usually have a transparent typical stamp border, like their real life relatives which makes it easy to differentiate them from avatars or other smaller artworks.
:thumb240550549: Peach Stamp by rockydennis space invaders by squibli Portal Stamp - Blue by SparkLum Portal Stamp - Orange by SparkLum Tyrael-Stamp by Dinoclaws KH Birth By Sleep stamp by xselfdestructive Giga Bowser-Stamp by Dinoclaws :thumb1969443
The Resource RoundupHalloween EditionThe Resource Roundup3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Resource Roundup is a new, regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members have created to share with the world!
The deviantART Resources Gallery is an awesome asset for both beginning artists and seasoned pros. Check out some of these amazing submissions, which might help inspire your next artistic endeavor.
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Abstract Brushes 13 by Ghost-001-Crack Effect Brushes by funerals0ngGrunge Brushes 3 by KeReN-RCobwebs Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock:thumb200310505:
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My Other Bloody Method by Lady-Dementia-StockPhotoshop Zombie Walkthrough by conzpiracyHomemade Blood Tutorial by CaptainShort1Peeling Skin and Gore Tutorial by Deadstar-GrishTutorial: My Na'vi Avatar... by SolarShineThe Lighting Tutorial - Part 1 by kuschelirmel-stock
Understanding resolutionLast night we went on a discussion about resolution, what is dpi, lpi , spi, ppi. There were many things i got forgotten in terms and concept, but you can read more about it here. I recommend you to save this document on your computer as a reminder.Understanding resolution3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For more information go to my blog.