6 Misconceptions in 3DCymae's been doing 3D for a long while, and she spends a lot of time critiquing people's work. It's easy to get caught up in misconceptions and ideas about 3D which might hinder your ability to make your art even better!6 Misconceptions in 3D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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1. Post-work is not a dirty word
A lot of people have this idea in their heads that editing an image in Photoshop after you render it, or combining different things you've rendered separately together is somehow deceitful and wrong, but it's not.
Post-work just makes your 3D even better! It's a lot faster to fix a small lighting bug in Photoshop than edit it painstakingly in your 3D program, and often the results are just as good!
2. Pre-made models are not cheating (and cheating is OK)
There seems to be this rift between people that create their own models, and people that use premade stock, such as Daz, Poser, etc, and this idea th
Lexus IS Design Contest Winners AnnouncementLexus IS Design Contest Winners Announcement8 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Thank you to everyone who participated in The Lexus IS Design Contest! Judges from MotorTrend, Calty Design, VIP AutoSalon, and Lexus, collaborated to select our winners, and were truly impressed with the quality and skill represented in all 25 semi-finalists.
Riddick 'Rule the Dark' WinnersRiddick 'Rule the Dark' Winners8 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
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Strap on your goggles, Riddick fans! Director David Twohy reviewed each of the 25 amazing semi-finalist entries into the Riddick: Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest, and after careful consideration, he's chosen three bounty hunters to win tons of cash and prizes! "You're not afraid of the dark, are you?"
Hunger Games Control Room Concept Design by `RahllRemember the control room scenes of The Hunger Games? Did you know the concept work for that control room and the 3D displays was done by our very own Reid Southen (Rahll)?Hunger Games Control Room Concept Design by `Rahll2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Reid is a senior member on deviantART who has been on the site for six years. Reid is also doing concept work for Jupiter Ascending, an upcoming 2014 sci-fi film.
He had posted a journal about his work on the Hunger Games back in February, but wasn't able to upload his work right away. He posted this deviation to his deviantART gallery yesterday:
"I had the pleasure of doing a lot of design work on the control room in the movie, from the interfaces to the holograms and such. Hybride in Montreal did a great job bringing it all to life, and it was fun seeing their tests and the f
The Darkness II Contest TweetThe Darkness II Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Draw a page for the 100th Issue of The Darkness comic!
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In the new game, "The Darkness II" by 2k Games, it's been two years since Jackie Estacado took his revenge on those who killed his girlfriend and became the Don of a New York crime family. A strange and terrible power called The Darkness has remained locked tightly inside him, but now it's ready to come out once again.
Let your own inner demons out to play and join Jackie in his brutal internal battle against The Darkness by drawing a three-panel comic using the script created by Top Cow writers.
Become a pro by winning and have your three-panel
Top 10 Prints of 2011Congratulations to deviantART's 10 best sellers of 2011.Top 10 Prints of 20112 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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More FIAT More Imagination ContestMore FIAT More Imagination Contest8 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
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Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
SurrealismWatch depthRADIUSSurrealism7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
orld War I (1914-1918) was a human catastrophe that devastated Western civilization and mocked the hope inherent in “modernism”. The sheer volume of the war’s slaughter was beyond belief. The horror of it all destroyed the trust in science, medicine and technology as the golden gateway to a harmonious and peaceful future for humanity. All that was thought to be good had been twisted to the evil purpose of a global war. A global sense of hopefulness was replaced with a global sense of fear and loathing.
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Good Nudes vs. Bad Nudes?:icontechgnotic:Good Nudes vs. Bad Nudes?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Foreword by $techgnotic
Tue Nov 1, 2011, 3:23 PM
Contours in Context
The argument for the nude in art:
Our visual perception of the human face and then the human body has set the basis since the beginning of
human history for our sense of what is beautiful and what initiates all our seminal ineffable sublime feelings
about the nature of love, life, desire, destiny, eternity, ad infinitum. The curvatures and symmetries of the
human body even lay the geometric basis for the artistic structures of all our art forms, not only for the visual
arts but also for literature and architecture. Given the primacy of the body as the beginning of all that we are
in life, and given the eye as the primary receiver for the collection of all information in our lives, how could
the artistic nude not be a massively represented art form on a global arts forum like deviantART? And besides,
nudes are something peo
How to Become Popular on DeviantartSince I joined on deviantart I have been fascinated by many works.. Really nice works which have a lot of favourites and others which havent. I questioned myself why it could happen? Why works so wonderful and people so talented can be unknown in this community?How to Become Popular on Deviantart5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So, I decided to write this article.
For it, I sent this three questions for some pop artists:
- What's the secret to become popular?
- Why do some people become popular so fast, doing ordinary art, and others which do amazing art cant be popular?
- Is there any trick to become popular? Like watching a lot of people, faving everything you can, posting a lot of journals or promoting contests?
Some of them answered me so kindly and fast, others answered me in a way kinda rude and others didnt answer..
By now, I have some ideas, some quotes and I want to show you all information I got about it.
So, lets start:
First, I must say there are several ways to become popular. To make this article, I did a
Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder:icontechgnotic:Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Serenely Powerful Art of `yuumei
In the top half of an hourglass, a polar bear and her cub perch perilously atop a wedge of melting ice, its dripping water becoming the "sand" that is inexorably drowning an urban couch potato figure in the hourglass's bottom chamber. The beautiful yet arresting digital painting is "Countdown" by yuumei and it is currently one of the most popular pieces on deviantART. It is "archetypal yuumei" in its perfectly balanced blending of a striking lyrically beautiful visual with an underlying urgent social or political message.
Her specialty is digital art in an anime style, but she often employs traditional watercolors and other elements. Her cause is saving and preserving what's left of the Earth's wildlife and its environment; she donates large portions of profits from her artworks to a host of wildlife and environmental organizations and urges all deviants and others to do the same. But what has really been her stand-out achievem
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
Dragon Age page and London comic and film conOMG I'M SO EXCITED JVRMVKKCEKRFRK-Dragon Age page and London comic and film con9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I ended up on Dragon Age's Facebook page **
This is so cool! <3
I've found 3 different pages with different comments and like....what? XD
...you know what? I even met Jason Momoa, KHAL DROGO!
Oh gosh <3
He told me that I would be a perfect Daenerys and he wrote me "Moon of my life", KNEKKFRKF- *boom*
Yay for updates and good news!!!Hey everyone (if anyone reads this lol im not sure), Finally got some free time to edit and upload my July Daily Yous hopefully August will come soon. But to let you know what I've been up to I got accepted to Grad school so starting september 10th I will be starting classes and officially be a grad student. I'll be attending SCAD Savannah College of Art and Design, one of the best and toughest schools in the US. Wish me luck and Ill see you soon with more daily You's and a few other art pieces.Yay for updates and good news!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tokyo Zephyr Update and The Next Odyssey ProjectTokyo Zephyr Update and The Next Odyssey Project2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Fri Sep 14, 2012
Tokyo Zephyr Update & The Next Odyssey Project
Greetings fellow Light Train Travelers. Thank you for your continued patience.
We have made our choices for the artwork for Chapters 7 and 8, the three poems and the line art that has been chosen to be included in the book. Two of the line art pieces are for the end pages of the book. Those along with another line art piece still need to be colored so we'd like to offer up a last challenge to the community. All you top flight colorists out there we'd like you to take your best shot at coloring these pieces. Then we will be ready to publish right away after that. The best pieces will be included in the book. Your last chance to be a part of this charitable cause. You have until October 1st.
I will be announcing the next Odyssey project within two weeks. We will have a very special guest joining us on our next O
The Lonely PathFebruary 13, 2013/by techgnoticThe Lonely Path1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
I always thought Thoreau’s comment was simply a word game— ultimately not of much value and false at its core. A Valentines Day in solitude should mean being all alone and alone means being unhappy, pure and simple. Still, it will turn out in life that the most alone we can feel is ironically in the crush of family and friends and even in the embrace of one’s Valentines Day companion— but lost and unfulfilled in one’s dreams and visions.
1000 Point to Lucky Watcher(CLOSED)Congratulations to the winner1000 Point to Lucky Watcher(CLOSED)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
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So as I Promised I am going to make 2014 in Action with support and give aways and helps.So lets Play game and earn points.
So a Lucky watcher is Going to get 1000 Points.All you have to do is to follow rules.
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Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian EtiquetteWatch depthRADIUSOtto and Victoria, Octovictorian Etiquette11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
May 29, 2013, by techgnotic
There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recently worked on “Wreck It Ralph,” and has become active in the story department, where he dreams up fresh narratives and new characters with fellow Story Artists and Disney directors.
But more and more, he is being recognized for his own style and own creations
EVE Online: Create A Starship Contest Winners TweetEVE Online: Create A Starship Contest Winners3 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Out of the 15 semi-finalists,
three winners have been chosen for the EVE Online "Create A Starship" contest. Before we show off the
ships that made the top 3, deviantART wants to give a big thank-you to the members of the EVE Online
creative team who picked the intergalactic winners, as well as everyone who participated. CCP has its
own special message about the winners:
"CCP would like to thank deviantART, the dA community, and the EVE community for participating
in this contest. A very cool EVE ship won out of over 3,800 entries. The sheer number of entries was
Imaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here NowWatch depthRADIUSImaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here Now5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In Toronto & on deviantART
No better living functioning evolving example of the new pattern in the creation, dissemination and education in the visual arts can be found than Imaginism Studios, the online brainchild of artists Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera. Established in Toronto in 2005, the studio has specialized in pre-production character and concept design for film, TV, gaming, and publishing. As creators of some of the most wildly creative and whimsical images ever presented on deviantART, this artistic couple has built an international fan base independent of their contracted projects. They have understood and utilized the new technologies and “ecology” of the worldwide web arts community in wa
Diablo III Fan Art Contest Semi-FinalistsDeviantART and Blizzard challenged you to prepare yourself by creating an original artwork featuring one or more of the six heroes of Sanctuary or of Malthael preparing for the upcoming battle. Our judges pored through each entry and selected the top twenty-five works, which will now be sent to Christian Lichtner, Art Director of Diablo III to choose the final three. Congratulations to the 25 Semi-Finalists below!Diablo III Fan Art Contest Semi-Finalists1 month ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
- Signed boxed copy of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Collector's™ Edition
- 1,000 deviantART points