Free adviceSomeone recently asked me for some advice about going to art college and becoming an illustrator. Here's what I said. Maybe someone here will find this interesting too...Free advice3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) It's a tough life as an artist. You need more than just good drawing abilities to get by. I know a lot of people who are WAY better than me but can't make it as artists. You need to be personable and likable. Work on your people skills and be sincere. People can tell when it's fake.
2) Learn a broad range of skills. Don't just focus on illustration, but also learn the fundamentals of design, sculpture, painting, storyboarding, etc... those skill will help you more than you can possibly imagine.
3) Be yourself. Find your own style and really refine it.
4) Don't waste your education. Don't go out and party and drink when you should be studying and doing homework. They give you that homework for a reason!
5) Always try to be the best. Challenge yourself to make your assignments the best in your class. Always try to be
Know your origin: Some history of our craftYou know, as digital artists we have some amazing tools available to us to help bring our imaginations to life.Know your origin: Some history of our craft3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The latest graphic tablets (now affordable for most anyone,) matched with the latest high-definition screens (displaying billions of colors,) connected to the latest computers (whose size are measured in inches and not feet,) all to render work near instantaneously. It's hard to imagine that with what we have today, publishers and artists were using these same types of devices as much as 40 years ago to set type, scan images, or even draw pictures.
So if you were an artist in the late 1970's, what would it have been like?
Well, click here (or above) to watch a video to get a bit of an idea.
If that's anything to go by, straight-up drawing was still a little out of reach. But you could scan drawings, save them, view them on a screen, scale them,
Shibe it up + Giveaway (500 points in all)TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER. SO HURRY.Shibe it up + Giveaway (500 points in all)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
An interesting idea I had as I was looking through my comments.
500 points being given.
If you don't really care about entering, just favorite this journal to be entered in to win 100 points.
The main idea is to make me laugh by using the simple doge meme on one of my photographs. It can be any of them; the choice is yours but it must follow certain guidelines.
Please post it to your sta.sh and post it on this journal.
Be original. (You can look to comments from inspiration but don't completely take the ideas there.)
If you have no idea what the shibe/doge meme is. Take this photo for example.
These photos utilize the the comic sans font, usually rainbow colors and text of varying sizes. Th
Contest 16 - A Game of their ownContest 16 - A Game of their own2 years ago in Personal More Like This
AND THE WINNERS ARE....
You guys all did a wonderful job, and please DON'T FORGET TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZES!
You guys seemed pretty keen on NPCs (non-playable-characters) but to narrow it down and make it more concise, I'm going to make you be a little more clever than that. So, the contest is come up with a concept for a video-game and picture your favorite NPC to starring in it! You can get very clever with this, so have fun~!
NPC = "Non Playable Character"
Please, please, please remember to submit your entry to our Contest 16 - A game of their own folder.
A normal day with my mother...I asked for a banana. Mother carves one into a penis and gives it to me.A normal day with my mother...3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I told mother that people online get crushes on fictinal characters and even pretend they are married to them. She is now married to The Phantom, Raoul, Olaf, Scrat, Sid the Sloth and Jack Frost.
Now we are watchling Les Mis and she is laughing. I asked her why. She said she had a random thought of Jean Va Jean sucking his own dick.
Also she said when I am older I can work at the condom store and if I get a good sum of money, she would be OK with me being a porn star.
She wants me to print out R34 for my grandma.
She always pays for my friends when we have outings
Guess what's back.Hallos bros.Guess what's back.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And here we go. Many of you came to complain Axsoris came back on my page/journal. Yes. It fuckin' came back. I know. And you know why they came back ? Because they said that malwares were the only reason to take it down.
So I'm gonna put this IP address again, so you could report this fucker here.
If you want to report them, it's for Copyright infringement. And because of pop-up adverts for pr0n. I bet they still contain viruses, but I'm not sure. And if there are adverts, they get money. They get money from your arts.
Well, I recommend you to follow this person who put down Axsoris the first time. Like this you'll have news directly from her. http://vixen525.deviantart.com/journal/Death-to-AxSoris-392654769
And most of all : Axsoris is like google. When you type for your username, it's going to search for your informations, and finds your dr
Guide to Toon Physics update 2*note that this is in my universe. I researched toon physics for a while and this is the rules my fanfics are bound by.Guide to Toon Physics update 21 year ago in Personal More Like This
Like an idea? use it.
suggestion? go ahead and say it
Toons cannot be damaged when pulling pranks on each other.
but when a toon is smashed by a piano, ran over by a truck, ect. they are forced to react in a toony way! Such as:
-going accordion style
-popping out of the piano with piano keys in mouth
and many others.
each reaction lasts for a few seconds before a toon recovers
But a toon can die! These terrible weapons can kill a toon:
-DIP, a substance that melts a toon alive
-being erased before even getting off the paper
-thinner, works as an eraser
-starvation (hey, they may be toons, but they gotta fill their bellies)
toons CAN be abused.
Toons have detachable body parts, if they take a body part off, they can easily control it as if it was still attached to the body.
ChristmasThis is no longer update please visit my group PlzCatalog's journal for more christmas PLZ accounts here http://fav.me/d519lkmChristmas4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I decided to make journal post about Christmas and post some Christmas themed things.
So you want to publish a graphic novel...So you want to publish a graphic novel...So you want to publish a graphic novel...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay. So I started this as an email to a fellow publisher in arms who is looking to jump into the graphic novel market, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized a lot of you out there might benefit from this information. So for anyone looking to publish stories told in sequential art, I offer the following insight...
So you want to publish a graphic novel? First the good news. There's never been a better time to do it. Printing has never been cheaper, interest in graphic novels is at an all time high, and thanks to online stores like Amazon.com publishers are no longer shackled to the narrow minded ordering habits of comic shop owners. Now the bad news, the comic industry is dead. No, let me rephrase that. The comic industry *should* be dead. Rather, it has become the monster that refuses to die. It's a rotted, bloated corpse, that's been shot thirty time, set on fire, and then shoved off a 12-story building, yet the damn thing gets
As when I thought it could be any worst.hahahaha. this site, is going downhill, hahaha big time!As when I thought it could be any worst.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I told you guys this site was going crazy. DA blew it this time. they really did. people are leaving and going somewhere else.
now if you know i’m still think of leaving, but not really for this core thing. but,
1.trolls and harassment.
2. fu*king art thefts.
3. my illness.
4. dirty pics
5. and core.
i been on this site for 5 years now and things are hitting the fan to a point i’m mad/happy.
happy because i knew i was right about this site. mad because it shouldn’t have to be this way!
the only reason i’m still here because I still kinda care about you guys who still care about me.
but DA been going down hill since late-2013-2014. i was 12 in a half when i first joined this site and came bac
Well.DeviantART removed the option to report users. I tried to report someone for spam, and it redirected me to a "how to block" people.Well.2 days ago in Personal More Like This
There's only an "abuse" report form, and you're only allowed to report abuse directed towards yourself. You can't help anybody else, now.
I'm really sick of the admins here. I'll be looking for a new art website.
Windows Vista Jounal SkinHey, listen!Windows Vista Jounal Skin1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a LIVE DEMO for Windows Vista' Journal skin!
Requested by AGiLE-EaGLE1994, you can see lots of content here, just keep rolling... also, this alert is NOT an image, and you have FOUR types of alerts!!
Note meWindows 7 SkinCancel
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
This part have all the featured items, give a look inside it.
This skin have (and can be fully customizable):Alert Modal (four types: "alert", "alert-warning", "alert-uac" and "alert-success"Disk List area wit
Why you gotta be so mean?:icontrygveblacktiger:Why you gotta be so mean?4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sorry, you removed these comments and blocked me?
Seems like someone has a butt-stuff fetish.
You probably need some help with that.
Nevermind, you need a lot.
Inspirational Journal: Why to Keep TryingThis is sort of a response to a few events that happened around dA lately. I'm not singling anyone out, I'm just expressing my thoughts and hopefully putting some positive energy back into the community.Inspirational Journal: Why to Keep Trying3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here it is. Popularity is a big issue in the art world, as is expected. When you're popular, you get more people knowing who you are, and when more people know who you are, you have a better chance to sell your work and for higher prices. Simply because your name is well known for that thing you do.
I notice alot of people out there right now racing to be the first to do something, to claim that little slice of originality to put their name on. And once that "first" has been taken...alot of artists are seeming to just drop off, back down, and say "well if I can't be first, then why bother trying? I'll never be well known as a runner up." This is just..plain wrong. The person to do something first, (whether it be creating an idea or design, or becoming liked/noticed out of a group of
Using Colloquialisms: Are you down with it? Colloqualism: You down with it?Using Colloquialisms: Are you down with it?2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A word or phrase that is not formal or literary and is used in ordinary or familiar conversation. synonyms: slang, idioms, patois, dialect.
Examples: whatcha, gotta, face on, ovver.
I’m sure you’ve had a good telling off by your teachers for using colloquial language inappropriately in your writing. I’ve had essays returned with the word “too informal” scrawled along the margin or a big red exclamation mark next to a certain word, who hasn’t? What just me? Oh right… my bad!
So WHY would we use colloquial language in our writing, after years of tackling the angry red pen?
I know we’re not supposed to judge a book by its over – or a person by their accent – but it happens. You can tell us a lot about a character by the kind of language they use. Are they all gangsta, dropping hooded verbs
1 YR PREMIUM (CLOSED WINNER CHOSEN)WINNER PICKED. GO HOME1 YR PREMIUM (CLOSED WINNER CHOSEN)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I WILL BE CHECKING EVERYONE WHO ENTERS. Then putting your names in a list, random.org that shit and BOOM PM FOR A FUCKING YEAR
NOW TIME FOR SOME FEELS.
I'm doin this as a thank you for all my watchers. I've recently hit 800+ watchers almost double what I had just last year. You guys are fucking awesome. To think people actually like the content I put out. Thank you for watching me, faving my stuff, putting up with my bullshit and the occasional commission :3
I have the best minions watchers :iconiluplz:
A new proper thank you picture is in order.
Twas the Night before Christmas....Ok, boys and girls, gather around.Twas the Night before Christmas....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a Christmas bedtime story to tell you.
Now I understand some of you are skeptical about a man dressed in a red suit with flying reindeer delivering gifts all over the world in one night.
Well, let me reassure you, Santa Claus is as real and as genuine as can be.
A few years ago, on this very night, I saw him with my own eyes..
I remember it with the upmost of clarity...
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the
DeviantART is now Artsy 4chanNo way of hiding itDeviantART is now Artsy 4chan6 months ago in Personal More Like This
No way of avoiding it
I'm telling it how it is
DeviantART allows gross shit on here, yet, they completely suspend others for doing the right thing.
I certainly hope this place goes down into the shitter, Honestly, I wouldn't care less.
And if DeviantART doesn't like what i say, GOOD, If they ban me, GOOD
I'll just wait until someone goes and creates a BETTER website for Art, watch it's members climb, and see DeviantART crumble and flush away like the internet cancer it is.
Sure, Like High School, I'd only miss the website for the friends i made, but, other than that, I'd be glad they're keeping me from some cancerous website that would soon get shut down by the FBI if they don't fix their shit.
A MLAATR Short In Production: Needs SupportThis comes to us from :iconvcubestudios:A MLAATR Short In Production: Needs Support2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My fellow fans, it is now the ten year anniversary of the Nickelodeon hit show “My life as a teenage robot”. Created by master of animation Rob Renzetti, often considered to be Nickelodeons 1st true fairy tale, & lasting 3 seasons, do you really think it got the climax it deserved? In fact, how many shows can you think of that failed to receive a proper end? If it could go on for a fourth season, how would we know? & is there anything we, the fans, can do? There are many things one can do as an active member of any fan base he/ she chooses.
This is one of them. About a month ago, me and a small team of animators & artists, some of which are veterans of “Double Rainboom”, began producing an online series on our new channel, New Toon City. The show we plan to start out with is called “Revised!”. This series, along with many others from us, will attempt to create a stable community that celebrates any moving o
Love is a Lie.I've learn that the hard way. When I learned my long distance girlfriend died, I thought I actually lost someone I loved, but the truth is, she never existed. She and her brother was all a ruse played by a someone I wish to not have contact with anymore. What's worse, in my state of depression, I tried to take my life multiple times. Today I was about to do again, this time, I left a note to my friend that I'm going to do it. I made them worried, and for that, I am sorry.Love is a Lie.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I failed to take my life again thanks to my mother, I received a call from my lawyer who told me the truth. There was no record of Angelica Gainnes in the United States. My depression turned to full rage and I texted "her brother" to know the truth. My mind was blinded that I forgot about that note I left for my friends, so they thought I was in danger. When I finally got the truth and explain them the situation, I said some stupid things. I told them that I never felt love for "Ange", that I was playing "her" game
ewWell, in about 2 hours, I have to go to the 9th graders classroom again.. I think I will hide till it's over this time, I don't wanna be kissed again *cries*ew7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways, my friend, :iconagile-eagle1994: made a fangroup just for me, and it made me do this journal, but I needed some time to think of what I was gonna write, as I am not very good at that.
It made me think about how, only a few months back, I felt worthless. I felt like everyone was better than me, at everything. I felt like I wasn't worth anything, and that I was unwanted and i was close to committing suicide, but i got help. I have now realized, I am not unwanted at all, I'm not worthless at all, and I may do dumb things like constantly breaking a lot of things, but uh. When I'm home, I literally sit at the computer and code all day. That's all I do. Coding. How many people can do that? Anyways, I've though about this for a while, and I've come to this:
I cannot believe how many wonderful people are so nice to me, I cant bel
Online RacistsExamples would be the ones to my country.Online Racists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So basically, first we got Ms. Devina Dediva who posted racist comments about our candidate, Megan Young for winning the Ms. World crown for the first time for my country.
"Miss Philippines is Miss World? What a joke! I did not know those maids have anything else in them, Ha Ha Ha" was her first comment. And followed by with more comments calling Filipinas "poor," "smelly from cleaning toilets" and "underprivileged".
She was under fire with hate pages and videos, and ultimately being "crowned", 'Miss Racism 2013". She has then apologized to Megan finally saying she only wanted to be noticed, thus her actions. She deleted her accounts and made a new one just so she can apologize.
And now i hear about a certain Canadian teacher by the name of Jax Cote is now the target of backlash for her comments on our recent super typhoon Yolanda (or Haiyan in foreign countries) which claimed 3 lives, destroyed 154 houses so far and left 3000 p
Pilot: SHOEDEAR SHOE,Pilot: SHOE4 years ago in Personal More Like This
THAT'S RIGHT YOU ARE A SHOE.
THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT NOT BEING A SHOE BECAUSE IN MY MIND YOU ARE ONE AND THAT IS MOST UNFORTUNATE.
AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU CONCEPTUALIZED AS A SHOE IN MY IMAGINATION YOU SHALL REMAIN AS SUCH.
THIS MAKES ME WONDER WHETHER ALL PEOPLES AND OBJECTS CAN BE CONCEPTUALIZED AS SHOES AND THUS BECOME SUCH, GRANTING ME ABSOLUTE POWER OVER THEM. DOES SNIPPY HAVE A CLEVER ARGUMENT? NO HE DOESN'T, HE'S A SHOE. SHOES CAN'T HAVE CLEVER ARGUMENTS.
I FEEL LIKE THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS NOW THAT EVERYTHING IS UNDER MY CONTROL, NOW THAT YOU ARE ALL SHOES. I NO LONGER HAVE TO ANSWER TO MY REGRETS AND PAST MISTAKES BECAUSE THEY ARE SIMPLY SHOES.
I WAS EVEN ABLE TO PAINT PHOTOSHOP IN PURPLE COLOR (TO PLEASE CAPTAIN) AND SHE DIDN'T EVEN PUT UP A PROPER FIGHT BECAUSE I IMAGINED HER AS A SHOE.
MAYBE I CAN IMAGINE THE