Interview: Softbody DollsAs part of the Dolls, Plushies & Toys Week I am posting interviews and features, there will also be contributions from other galleries as part of this week, check them out here.
Today's Special is all about Soft Body Dolls.
What is a Soft Body Doll?
Soft body dolls are constructed from fabrics and enhanced with details made from clay, polymer clay, resin or other more solid materials. Some of these creations have sculpted faces and hands/paws or other such details.
Here is an example of fantastic soft body dolls to be found in the Dolls, Plushies & Toys gallery:
Today I would like to introduce six of the best soft body doll makers here on dA! If you check out the Dolls, Plushies & Toys gallery, you will find an abundance of stunning works from a var
Tip of the Day: DreamsWe all know people that are very grounded. They have a very realistic view of what is possible... and they are generally right.Tip of the Day: Dreams4 years ago in Personal More Like This
But it's the dreamers that change the world!
Keep dreaming big.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Handling and preventing chargebacks (for artists)Some more informational materials I've written:Handling and preventing chargebacks (for artists)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
PSA about taxes
Solution to commission chargebacks
Tracing on DA
Get stolen art removed
Note: This post is primarily for US-based artists.
With all of the scamming that's going on recently, it's becoming more and more important to vet your buyer to ensure they are who they say they are on their PayPal account. It's no mystery that PayPal doesn't care about their sellers, and even less about sellers who sell digital content. An unauthorized transaction dispute can
The Art of CritiquingThe Art of Critiquing2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
You are probably (hopefully!) already aware that deviantART allows users to comment on each other's deviations. What you may or may not have noticed is that dA also has a handy feature called Critiques. Critiques are a Premium Member feature that allows users to leave in-depth observations of your work in addition to a ratings system. A critique allows the artist to receive specific comments about their work.
Before we begin, let’s take a look at what deviantART designed the critique system to be:
“Critique is designed to be a thorough evaluation of a Deviation on a number of different qualities. It is intentionally designed to inspire thoughtful and constructive feedback from committed Artists and Enthusiasts to fellow Artists requesting meaningful responses to their artwork.” ( :faq95: )
Generally speaking, a critique is not intende
Copyright Resources CompilationFan ArtCopyright Resources Compilation4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
When we talk about Fan Art, the question of copyright tends to come up. There have been a lot of resources posted on the subject on DA over the years and sometimes they can be tricky to find. So this is a comprehensive compilation on the topic posted by staff, who have had legal consultation. I have left out older articles that are similar to the ones I included as the more recent ones would have the most accurate information.
DA's Copyright Policy
<- This is the big one, specific to Fan Art and it comes with video.
(and more specifically , and )
While I have shared official articles and FAQs here, I know there are a lot of unofficial articles on the topic.
The Pricing-Guilt Phenomenon"I have a question about the extreme price."The Pricing-Guilt Phenomenon1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a message I recently got regarding a listing of my latest Baby Jackalope art doll on Etsy.
That was the extent of the message. No please or thank you, no actual question stated besides the inferred comment that the price of my artwork is a gouge.
I realized that although the tone of the message was rather rude, it's a question artists get asked all the time and an opportunity for me to stand up for artists without sending an equally rude reply to the likes of "If you do not like the pricing of my original art, you can go to Hallmark and buy a cheap stuffed bear made by the thousands using near slave-labour in China". I do not feel that anyone should be obligated to justify why and how the pricing of their craft translates into how much grocery money they end up with at the end of the week, but this might be helpful or at least reassuring for those of us who
Beginning Your Professional Artistic JourneyArt in the ProfessionsBeginning Your Professional Artistic Journey9 months ago in Personal More Like This
So you're dreaming of the day when you can stay home and draw the hours away, without a care in the world. You're looking at artists who have made names for themselves, with a pit of envy in your stomach. You know you could make it as a professional artist, if only you knew where to start!
But the idea seems pretty daunting at first. But with a bit of planning, you can begin your journey as a professional artist. Be ready for long hours, daily drawing, and lots of marketing! Being a professional artist takes more than simply opening up commissions and waiting for clients to shower you with money. It takes planning, dedication, and lots of hard work.
Evaluate Your Situation
The first step toward becoming a professional artist is to examine your current situation and decide what expenses you currently have that need to be paid for. If you have rent, electricity, and cable bills, you’re going to