The Secret Drawing IngredientIf you're an artist of any kind it's extremely important to hone your craft and technical abilities. After all, the better you draw and the better you are at mastering the drawing tools you use - the easier it is to convey your unique message for public consumption.The Secret Drawing Ingredient2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But how important is technical ability, really? Obviously, it's very important. Understanding anatomy, light and shadow and perspective are key to solid drawing. It's important to always be improving in those departments. It's also very important to master the tools you use to draw with. Learning to render or color professionally can only increase your appeal to both fans and other professionals.
But what about developing artistic appeal on a much deeper level?
It's not just about finding a pleasing style. Anyone can do that with enough practice. You can always choose a popular artist and emulate his or her style. The blueprint is right there. But why d
Devious Journal EntryTo be scared after you hear the radio from your parents' bedroom being suddenly turned on. The only logic reason to this is that Troll (my dog) did it, because I'm alone.Devious Journal Entry4 years ago in Personal More Like This
....Of course it was him. He's such a troll.
Contest Reminder! CONTESTContest Reminder!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The theme this month is Mermaid!
The contest theme is to make an entry with Sailor Saturn or Hotaru Tomoe in a mermaid theme.
DUE: April 1
Entries go here: http://sailor-moon-club.deviantart.com/gallery/28901132
Rules: Might be updated
No mature material please!
Art work must be 100% your own! No bases, stealing, or tracing!
Photos, Cosplay, and Crafts are allowed!
If you do a Photo Manipulation then credit ALL sources!
You must make and entry with Sailor Saturn or Hotaru Tomoe in a piece that represents the mermaid theme.
You can add extra characters if you want but that's optional.
ONE submission per artist.
We are looking for volunteers for prizes! If you’re willing to volunteer for a prize comment below and we’ll add you. If you’re offering a drawing as a prize, a link to an example
Getting my butt overseas with ART!(?)First of all, I want to thank everyone who's faved and commented on my most recent paintings. You guys are fabulous, each and every one of you, and I'm so happy that there are great folks like you out there.Getting my butt overseas with ART!(?)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a rather odd question for you all: If I started selling prints of my work online in order to help fund a trip to Ireland this coming April, would any of you lovely folks be able and willing to buy some? Aside from surviving on Kraft Dinner and soda for the next 2 months and drawing by candlelight to save on energy bills, I'm going to need some extra muns coming from somewhere.
I'm considering a base price of $12 for all prints (which will be done with a matte finish and in high quality) as well as a surcharge added for postage from New Brunswick, Canada. I'll update my Tumblr and this journal with more precise info once I've got everything worked out, including the number of available prints and the postage fees (which shouldn't be very much for the shipping method
SailorSun ProjectPutting some activity to the group with some first time promotionSailorSun Project4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:icongoddessredd: is doing a SailorSun project:
more information here
Attention, Those who paint Flats!:icondcjosh: Is in need of some talented folks in the immediate time frame!Attention, Those who paint Flats!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As he put it:
"Hey guys! I've got myself a dandy deadline this week and am gonna need to enlist the help of an extra flatter or two
experienced and immediately available candidates only, please! i'm gonna need some quick turnaround
shoot me a note or just email me at email@example.com
thanks in advance!"
Are you a pro? Can you do flats quick and clean? Help an awesome dude out! Head to his journal here: http://dcjosh.deviantart.com/journal/In-need-of-some-ASAP-flatters-281219813
Devious Journal EntryI was tagged by :icondeenuke:. Might as well, why not? XDDevious Journal Entry4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. You must post the rules.
2. Each person must post 5 things about themselves in their journal
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create eleven new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose 11 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.(Rebelliously slashignoring this. I don't know 11 people on DA well enough to feel comfortable tagging them. If you want to pick it up, do so.) 5. Go to their page and tell them you have tagged them. 6. No tag backs 7. No stuff in the tagging section about "you're tagged if you're reading this". You legimately have to tag 11 people.(You can't make me moahaha.)
Five things about myself:
1. People scare me to death. I'm an extreme introvert, and sometimes get misinterpreted as aloof or stuck-up - I'm not. I'm probably just too nervous around y
We're not dead!Announcement:We're not dead!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
hrmmm .....the group's been a bit inactive for a while. I'll admit I've been busy the last couple of months organising a local anime convention but there have been fewer submissions lately.
Would you guys like another contest some time soon? If so what theme would you be interested in. I'm considering re-using the 'FF job class' or 're-design Kuja's costume' themes. What do you guys reckon?
Welcome to the Kuja fan club
Purpose: to bring all fans of this wonderful villain together. and have fun of course!
Why? because Kuja is a wonderful character, and although he has a lot of fans, he was lacking a club.
Affilates Submision Rules Hall of Fame :bulle
Snippy: poem of doomI've a lot of time on my hands living inside the whale and such. ....So, today I wrote a poem about Captain:Snippy: poem of doom4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh Captain, my Captain! I say it to mock,
You're lucky as hell but to me you're a c***.
Please spare me the missions, I've no head for heights,
Balloons and big lists lead me only to blights.
Evading the probes of an alien race,
Then having to witness your > : ( angry face...
But what choice have I? I'm involved in these fights,
With Cancerous space-monsters full of red sprites,
And Lemonade weirdos and God knows what next,
Just how can you stay so serene and unvexed?
What price should I pay for your simple delights,
Be eaten by whales after soiling my whites?
I know you won't listen, but you'll come unstuck,
And one of these days you'll run right out of luck,
Your empire will fall, and your ego besides,
It's karma for sure, like the turn of the tides,
And then I will lol, sitting in my own muck,
Coz after all this I just won't
ART-ONLY TUMBLRHi guys, I made an art-only tumblr for all of my arts, including crafts, unfinished stuff, NSFW stuff (mostly pinups) and all the likeART-ONLY TUMBLR4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pupu-ka-doodle! at tumblr dot com
and my casual, personal blog where I just.. talk and post fandom shit and act like a giant nerd, as well as post art:
give a follow if you like, i'm super active on tumblr (And super active on DA too so the only one i'm not active at is blogspot lol)
I like dead things and I like cute thingsI think I'm generally known as being a "dark" artist. Generally it just seems as if people know me for my darker works, scary things, quasi-stylistic but semi-realistically rendered illustrations (is there even a word for that?) that I've noticed sometimes I get some weird reactions when I post things away from that concept. Maybe it seems strange to people who watched me for a long time (back when I only drew what I thought people wanted to see) but I do like cute things, soft things, gentle stories as well as just sweet images. I enjoy cute styles too! haha.I like dead things and I like cute things4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I do still like (and draw) the sorts of things I always have (as I did them also because I like them) but every now and then I do get feedback telling me that my older works were better, etc. I guess it's a stylistic preference? Or perhaps it's just because I've started opening up to a wider variety of things... it's pretty awful to feel stagnant and stuck.
I got a lot of interesting replies to my last entry! Part of the reason I
The Pelican is still around!!!!It took a couple of friends and me about 3 hours to delete all the images from my gallery. There are a few left, but no nudes.The Pelican is still around!!!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will keep an account here on DA and pop in occasionally to see what's going on but for the most part, I am moving on. It had become increasingly obvious to me that this is not the site I should be on. I have been looking at the front page of DA for 5 years now and wondering why I am here.
Anyway - I've blabbed enough about that topic. If you look at my last journal, you'll get the idea.
Here is where you can find me these days AND you can see ALL the nudes I had here on DA plus a bunch of new ones AND more coming. I just did another shoot with Scar last night, so there are some cool images from that shoot! I'll give you a hint "Fire chandelier!"
Also check me out on Google+
You'll find all the nudes I had here and MORE!!! You will have to send me a friend request. I like that because i
PILOT: THINGS I LIKETHE TINY TAG ON MY INSIDE FOLD OF MY JACKET SAYS "SG CHRISTOPHORUS HATCHENSON".PILOT: THINGS I LIKE4 years ago in Personal More Like This
THAT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE SOMEONE I LIKE.
MAYBE I KILLED THEM FOR THIS JACKET.
THIS JACKET IS SOFT AND FITTING.
I AM PILOT. CAPTAIN CALLS ME PILOT, SO I MUST BE PILOT.
I FLY THINGS. I FLEW THE CAPTAIN ONCE ON A MISSION OF GREAT IMPORTANCE. WE HAD A SKY-ACCIDENT.
CAPTAIN SAVED MY LIFE FROM THE BURNING CARCASS OF THE FLYING COW.
CAPTAIN IS MAGIC, LIKE HARRY POTTER BUT MORE MAGIC.
CAPTAIN CAN STOP CLOCKS, I KNOW BECAUSE I'VE SEEN IT. THE COW'S CLOCKS AND DIALS FROZE IN PLACE WHEN CAPTAIN GAVE THEM A STERN LOOK.
THE MIRACLES OF CAPTAIN ARE INFINITE AND GREAT.
CAPTAIN LIVES FOREVER. I HAVE PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE.
THE CITY OF THE DEAD IS MY HOME.
THE DEAD LIKE TO PLAY GAMES AND TALK TO ME,
a tale of butterOnce you start reading this, you cannot turn back.a tale of butter4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well you could, but would you reeeeeeeeally want to do it?
KEEP ON READING OR YOUR EYES WILL IMPLODE.
One day, humon was surfing the internet.
She was just looking at her favorite pages when all of a sudden a new tab opened up.
She was confused, since she didn't click on any link whatsoever. The tab didn't show anything, just a white screen. When she tried to close the tab, nothing happened. She kept pressing the X to close it, but instead the tab turned to full size. Suddenly, the white screen of the tab turned completely black.
It wasn't only the tab screen that turned black, all the button and everything else on her screen did the same.
Even her mouse disappeared off the screen.
After a little while, she decided to turn her computer off because she simply thought it was broken.
This was a fatal mistake.
Out of nowhere, a full screen picture of :iconcaptainfanclub: appeared on the black screen.
It was most unexpected.
As she loo
Question from BeginnersThank you everyone for the kind words,questions ( especially the questions ) and encouragement. I get a lot of questions and even though I'm not able to get back to all of you I'd like to answer one that's asked often. I love teaching knowledge hungry artists because it pushes me to be better and shows me how little I know. I feel very fortunate as my instructors are the same way. Even to this day they pass on new insights they have, and this pushes me to be better.Question from Beginners9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'd like to address the question about how to go about drawing as a beginner. Teaching students at College freshman, college seniors, pros etc. has given me much insight as to how to go about explaining things( working at simplifying more and more ) It's the training I went through and continue to go through. Seems everyone has gotten different advice, some good, some bad( but that's my opinion )
Foundation is crucial; there's no way around it. The difficult way is the e
Captain: presents?EEET IS NOW 1 A.C (AFTER CAPTEIN)Captain: presents?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
WHAT WOULD YOU GIFT CAPTAIN ON THIS MOST MAGICAL OF DAYS?
(UNICORN IS ALREADY SHAFTED AS A QUEST TO SNIPPY)
USE DA MURO IF NECESSARY TO VISUALIZE YOUR PRESENT!
I Have Noticed a Difference in How I Feel...I have really taken extra care with the products I've been selecting to feed my family and I.I Have Noticed a Difference in How I Feel...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I tossed out all the old spices, replaced them all with herbs and spice I know are fair trade, organic, and no pesticides.
I Only buy Organic Whole Milk with DHA and Omega 3s added.
I buy Organic Vegetables, FRESH. No canned, no frozen.
I buy only organic dairy cheese. Made the way it used to be made, not high processed crap.
I limited my meat intake to about 1-2 ounces at a meal if I have any at all.
While every once in a while I'll eat processed food (Cause there are just some things I refuse to give up. Like My Kraft Mac & Cheese, and My Chef Boy-ar-Dee Ravioli. I love those once in a while for lunch. But I LIMIT myself.)
I have researched old folk holistic remedies (From what I know from my great-granny's mountain remedies) To Chinese, Indian and Pagan herbal apothecary sources for my laundry list of ailments. And I cook with Herbs and spices that HELP ME.
Devious Journal EntryGood ol' alexiuss has been using my computer all day and forgot to log out of his DA account, so this is him getting trolled.Devious Journal Entry4 years ago in Personal More Like This
With love, Humon.
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
'Picture Yourself In Wonderland' WinnersWe challenged you to Picture Yourself In Wonderland and show us who you would be if you tumbled down the rabbit hole, and as usual the deviantART community did not disappoint!'Picture Yourself In Wonderland' Winners5 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
After checking out all of the Alices, Mad Hatters, Red Queens, White Rabbits, and more, the final three winners have been selected!
We'd like to give a big "Thank you!" to the finalist judges from Walt Disney Home Entertainment for tackling the tough job of selecting the winners from the 25 Semi-Finalists.
Want to see whose Wonderland-self is going home with some awesome prizes? Check out the winners below!
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Doing a Live Podcast, February 28th!Hey all! I don't know how many of you are in the New York City area, or how many of you listen to "The Comic Book Club", a Nerdist podcast, but I will be appearing on the show February 28th at 8pm, at the Peoples Improv Theater here in New York!Doing a Live Podcast, February 28th!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's a really awesome podcast and I'm surprised they asked me to do it, but I'm kind of excited about it. It'll be fun to just sit around with a bunch of dudes and talk about comic books and nerdy things lol.
Anyway, if any of you guys listens to that podcast, you will be hearing me on February 28th, at 8pm!
I hope you will all be listening in!
Art styleQuestion prompt timeArt style4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm curious, my roommate and I are discussing this right now:
What is art style? Why is it important to grasp at and try to develop your own personal style? Isn't trying too hard to develop a personal style forcing an unnatural way of drawing on yourself that is, in a way, actually leading you away from naturally developing a personal style? I personally change styles depending on what the piece calls for as well as due to never wanting to feel too stagnant or dull. Some styles just won't work with some stories or some pieces and it needs to be changed around... so is it important to stay with a single style even if something you need to do may call for an entirely different aesthetic?
What went into developing your own personal style? Did you actively try to develop it or did it come naturally through inspiration and drawing? Have you ever actively changed styles in order to force yourself to draw differently?
please note! This is not an east vs. west debate (and
Sol Senshi/Sailor Sun project *UPDATE 4 6/23/2013**UPDATE*Sol Senshi/Sailor Sun project *UPDATE 4 6/23/2013*4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sol Senshi project on hiatus -- extreme personal hardship. During our recent move, the laptop I had been using busted. On that laptop was the folder with all my Sol Senshi Project files, and I haven't been able to recover the files yet. So until I can a) find that laptop and b) get my shit off of it, I can't do a damn thing on the Sol Senshi project I'm sorry. But keep sending me your Senshi, I WILL keep working on it when I get a chance! Things have to settle down sooner or later....
Current progress: 11/38 sketched! 9 inked!
Okay, wow, I didn't know there were so many Sailor Suns on Deviantart, LOL...but I said I'd do it, so I will try.
Here's how it will work. I will start with mine (of course), and once the Deviation is uploaded, it will be called "Sailor Sun Project". Each time I finish a Sailor Sun, she will be added to the group picture and reuploaded, replacing the old one, and I will note the owner to let them know.
To answer some questions:
Yes, I wi