Create Cover Art with Illustrator Jon FosterWho is Jon Foster?Create Cover Art with Illustrator Jon Foster3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Jon-Foster is a professional illustrator whose works have appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Universal Orlando, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Tor Books, Simon and Schuster, Harry S. Abrams Books, Boston Globe, Underwood Books, Knopf, Delacorte, Del Rey Books, Scholastic, Fox Atomic, Little Brown, Nightshade books, Subterranean Press.
As well as inclusion in the Society of Illustrator annuals, he has received two silver and three gold awards from Spectrum: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art. Jon also was awarded the David P. Usher/Greenwich Workshop Memorial Award in the Society of Illustrators annual 43, has been nominated twice for the Chesley Awards, and was winner of the 2008 Dark Scribe Quill Award for Best Cover. Check out his work below!
Mane six pendants give away is OVERTHANK YOU!!!!Mane six pendants give away is OVER4 years ago in Personal More Like This
you people surprised me enormously. In under 2 days all the goals were reached. Some of those even got a tidal wave of reactions! Some of my most modest dreams were fulfilled! My deviation got the front page. That is the first time since I joined DA. My facebook page and deviation got buried under so many nice comments and reactions of you all. I thank you all and hope you will enjoy everything I will post in the future.
For the picking of the winner I use a random number generator.
4 of the 5 goals have been reached! as soon as the twitter reaches 50 mentions the contest will be over! You can still fav, reblog and like me. It will still give you a chance to win!
REACHED 1. +fav the "mane six pendants: give away" deviation.
The winner will be randomly chosen by number on the +fav list when this list reaches 200 +favs or more.
3119 +favs where given to this deviation when the last goal was met. Because of this huge success and the catapulting of my deviation to the
Commission InformationHello, and welcome to my commission page!Commission Information7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please read >>> My Terms of Service <<< before commissioning me, as you are agreeing to them by commissioning me. If anything is unclear to you, just ask!
Occasionally, I offer commissions of things not listed here (such as Shrinky Dink Crafts, Bookmarks, Reference Sheets, etc). If it's not listed here, it's because I'm not currently offering it, or because so few people purchase them that it's not worth taking up space listing it. If you're interested in something not listed here though, please feel free to ask me about it!
Backgrounds, background elements, and props (if not included in the commission type) may cost extra depending on complexity.
Wings and very complicated character designs may cost extra depending on complexity.
Shipping prices can be found he
One-Shot graphic novels I should be readingHey this is a quick post. So I'm really on the lookout for one-shot graphic novels. Single volume, full story comics. I think you guys know what I'd probably be interested in (especially if you look at my Influence Map.) I really like comics that read out like a good movie all in one book (or VERY few books) rather than a trade paper-back episodic never-ending format. But I'm having a sorta hard time finding some I'd like to read. So I'd like to hear what, if any, I should be on the look out for at the local shops.One-Shot graphic novels I should be reading2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's worth noting that I'm just not into Marvel and DC universe stuff. Superheroes, superpowers, eeeehhhhh I'll pass on any and all of that. This will also sound shallow of me, but I get into a comic WAY more if it has a tremendous art style (see: Barbucci.) But I'll definitely still take a good story from recommendation.
So what'chu guys GOT? LAY IT ON ME.
(PS: Some people like to say that "Graphic Novel" is just a really preten
Grimm Fairy tales #68Is in stores now as of the 14th,Grimm Fairy tales #684 years ago in Personal More Like This
its my fist full book I've colored for Zenescope.
Here is my new Commission information. now with more Options for all budgets. This a guidline only, all prices are subject to change depending on piece complexity and my availability.
Sometimes You dont need alot of rendering, sometimes less is more! whether its celshaded or subtle brush/grad.
Knee Up $20
Full body $30
Pin-ups and Covers $50
Sequential art $40
A good midway point between price and finish
SNIPPY: ON THE ROAD TO...September something something.SNIPPY: ON THE ROAD TO...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sadly this chip is only good for recording and not for playback.
I've definitely long lost track of time, traveling with Captain from one part of the city to another.
It's probably not even September, but most likely October. Anyway it doesn't really matter, because it's always cold thanks to nuclear winter and it's always either snowing or "ashening" with rare instances of sunlight breaking through the thick, gloomy, black clouds overhead.
I've made many mistakes in my past, and I don't have much to look forward in the future, but yet I keep living for some reason, even if that reason is captain's continuous entertainment.
Everyday before I fall asleep I think of what horrible things the captain will do tomorrow. This week the bastard kept dressing me up in ridiculous outfits and giving me new "personalities to play". Where does one find the time to dig up costumes? Yesterday I woke up all dressed up like an old lady a
DOTA2 Character Guide - SOOO ValuableCharacter Guide: http://media.steampowered.com/apps/dota2/workshop/Dota2CharacterArtGuide.pdfDOTA2 Character Guide - SOOO Valuable3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Every character artist needs to check that pdf out.
Texture Guide: http://media.steampowered.com/apps/dota2/workshop/Dota2CharacterTextureGuide.pdf
Its a compilation of some of the most valuable points we as character artists can EVER EVER hope to master.
SOooooo valuable for them to compile this stuff and put it out there for free
Cthulhu is Still CallingWatch depthRADIUSCthulhu is Still Calling4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cthulhu is Still Calling
Written By techgnotic
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article Reptilicus Infernicus, I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu legend was always lurking at the edges of my mind as I was researching the subject matter.
The Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acq
As Enduring (and as fleeting) As the Gods:icontechgnotic:As Enduring (and as fleeting) As the Gods4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fri Jul 8, 2011, 7:59 PM
Lucifer - The Fallen by *RainerKalwitz
Marble, Granite, Bronze, Silver, Gold!
Early statuary depicted one’s god’s, and since the medium is
as much the message as the visual message itself – the medium had
to proclaim: This god is as forever lasting as this stone that His
rendering is hewn out of! But all that is solid eventually melts
away into the air, even the most powerful ancient gods and kings –
As the poet Shelley so poignantly noted in Ozymandias.
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp’d on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock’d them and the
SuggestivismSuggestivismSuggestivism3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
"Suggestivist" art is not slave to any on
Humans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming HumanHumans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming Human4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
On March 1, 2012 the Nevada DMV issued the first license for a Google Driverless Car. The idea behind this innovation is that one day soon new technology will drive cars safer and more skillfully than humans, thus saving lives and billions of dollars in car crashes. How well this idea catches on is a bit questionable, given the powerful “romance” of driving one’s car, but it’s certainly an indicator of things to come in the daily intersection of human and artificial intelligence and mobility. There have always been those who have dreamed of stepping into a mechanical exo-skeletal-type “suit” and letting the engineering do the work, insta
Why I disagree with Kony 2012Many on here and on Facebook have messaged me about the Kony 2012 movie. It's very well-made and definitely worth a watch if you haven't seen it yet.Why I disagree with Kony 20124 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Kony is a terrible criminal, and I am very much for bringing him to justice. However, I do not share the enthusiasm of the overwhelming majority about the movie and the proposals put forward by the makers. Here are ten criticisms I came up with, in no particular order.
1) If something is being hyped up all around you, this is a strong signal to think for yourself. Be especially suspicious when someone wants to use FORCE to do GOOD. Paradoxically, if you REALLY care - don't fall for appeal to emotion, as is being done here. Consider the implications and outcomes, rather than the motives. Don't let the public opinion shape yours, let the facts do so. Don't let one issue overshadow other issues which could be more important. Don't be afraid to disagree with the majority. Truth i
800Points for Artist to share, Everyone gets it !*UPPDATE , EVENT IS FINALLY OVER*800Points for Artist to share, Everyone gets it !2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have appointed Fay-13 to distribute the points to you . Each participant will get 1 point each (800 + 668 = 1.++++ so lets just count as 1 shall we) and those who made an additional journal entry , I will be showing you guys a piece of artwork that I will be unveiling in about a weeks time . Thank you so much for your participation . As there are 600+ over people who joined this , please give Miss Fay sometime to pass you guys the point 1 by 1 , cheers !!!!
** Next point giving session will be 5000 points, AGAIN , everyone gets it ! ** Stay tuned !
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps3 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
I am bored....entertain meCOMMENTI am bored....entertain me4 years ago in Personal More Like This
♥ = i want a relationship with you
C: = im falling for you
:3 = i miss you
;] = i really like you
:* = i want to kiss you
Retro Future: deviantWEAR Design Challenge!Retro Future: deviantWEAR Design Challenge!4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The future is now! And with deviantWEAR’s newest Design Challenge, the past is now, too! Don't let the present slip away from you. Zoom over to deviantWEAR to enter your creation into Retro Future: The Future That Never Was.
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantWEAR t-shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose based on the highest-voted submissions.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on t-shirts for all to see!
This time around, step back into the Retro Future and design a t-shirt that captures the essence of idealistic imagery of the future as imagined in the pre-1970s era. Skyscrapers that round to a bulb at their top, ringed with futuristic bands for extra sup
ERMAHGERD PACIFIC RIM HNNNNNG.Update - My plans for fan art have been shattered. I don't think anything I could do would come close to :icondrbuffalo:'s amazing vision.ERMAHGERD PACIFIC RIM HNNNNNG.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My initial impressions -
- Definitely a lot of "buzz words" and "posing" by the lead actors, which is to be expected in a film of this type.
- I found the opening monologue a little cheesy and kinda' weak, but the speech by Idris "The Sexual Warlord" Elba was pretty damn cool.
- Man, now THAT'S how you make/film giant CGI robots. The "Bayformers," while having a handful of decent moments, are all such incomprehensible piles of metal and shrapnel that it just makes for bad overall aesthetic. The Jaegers do it right - broad colors, recognizable humanoid shapes, and ROCKET PUNCHES. It'll be interesting to see what kind of different powers and attacks each robot brings to the table.
- And as for the monsters...
Beyond the Extended Cut... I will reignite.And so the end creeped upon us. With the Extended Cut behind me I can finally say that I've seen the full extent of how BioWare wanted to end the Mass Effect trilogy... And I disliked it. Don't get me wrong, the Extended Cut is a vast improvement over the vanilla endings and I think that everyone should check it out - but it is still the same unfitting ending, it is still something taken out from another story and sewn onto Mass Effect's glistening skin, with it still kicking and screaming (yes, this is just a personal opinion and no, I am not bitter about that - I just dislike how it ended). The themes that made Mass Effect so great are still either nowhere to be found, or twisted around to present a vision I just cannot accept as something that belongs there. My fanface is itching, my writer sense tingling... Not the way I want to end one of the greatest sci-fi experiences of my nerdy little life.Beyond the Extended Cut... I will reignite.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There will be no extended cuts to the Extended Cut. Either you love the current finale,
Decided to start an ARTBOOK on CROWDFUNDINGDecided to start an ARTBOOK on CROWDFUNDING3 years ago in Personal More Like This
KICKSTARTER, VERKAMI, INDIEGOGO....
This is an example of what I would like to do; Many of you have already read about it, and gave me your support. I'm telling it again.
I'M SERIOUSLY THINKING ON TO START A CROWDFUNDING
This is it. I want to start a crowdfunding project. I am looking for good printing and shipping prizes that offers me good quality. I'm waiting for an answer from a very cool guy I have meet who is going to help me.
I think that my crowdfunding project will be an artbook. But I don't want to stay just there. I mean, the most important thing is that I want to enjoy every page I fill. Every line I do and every color I choose.
If I don't feel I'm spending a good time doing this, I should not do it. And this kind of mentallity is what makes me want to do this. Spending a super good time, and have one of the better experiences in m
Art in Contemplation of Its Own BecomingDuchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously “the artist’s”) and names it “The Fountain”. The most mundane, even off-putting, of objects is transformed by Duchamp into art. He submits it for exhibition and it is rejected. You might say the judges “pissed on” his idea. But the idea was born and persisted. Duchamp insisted the object was art because he as an artist presented it as such. “Conceptual Art” was born.Art in Contemplation of Its Own Becoming4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 7:59 PM
Duchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously
GODZILLA (2014) review - The Showa Must Go OnGODZILLA (2014) has hit theaters, and for months (years for most Godzilla fans), potential audiences have been anticipating a return to form for the Lizard King - a film that will revisit the themes of the 1954 original and deliver a brooding, apocalyptic story of destruction and doom.GODZILLA (2014) review - The Showa Must Go On2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, what we got could best be described as a sequel to THE TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975).
Trust me, I wouldn't begin a review with a hyperbolic, attention-grabbing statement like that without explaining it. For the moment, let us turn back the clock and toss out a quick recap of the film's plot. Obviously, this review will contain a metric crapload of SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS, but you'll complain anyway, so let's get on with this.
After a mysterious event in 1954 regarding the Castle Bravo nuclear test and an unknown giant organism, the story jumps to 1999, where two scientists, Dr. Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Dr. Graham (Sally Hawkins) are investigating a massive underground tomb in the
The Savage Beauty of Gears of War:icontechgnotic:The Savage Beauty of Gears of War4 years ago in Personal More Like This
WARNING: Interviews subject to "interruptions" due to "disturbances"
beyond the dA video crew’s control.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be an artist working on one of the world’s hottest shooter games inside the HQ of one of the world’s most respected videogame development companies? Ever dream of imagining and creating the alien landscapes and the superheroes and monstrous creatures who inhabit them?
These exclusive interviews only from deviantART at Epic Games HQ with Gears producers Cliff Bleszinski and Rod Fergusson and Gears artists Chris Perna, Wyeth Johnson, Shane Caudle and the rest of the Gears artists gang reveal what it takes to make a team of sorcerers to conjure, capture and render pure mayhem for our videogame rapture. They deliver insight into what their journey was like from when they first realized that art was their only life path and travel
ASK SNIPPY: why are things on fire?YOU TOO CAN ASK SNIPPY QUESTIONS OF INTEREST HERE:ASK SNIPPY: why are things on fire?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Train Your Brain Semi-FinalistsIn the Train Your Brain Contest, deviantART and The Art Department (TAD) challenged you to submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Your assignments were reviewed by the world-renowned artists who teach as TAD faculty, and the grades are in! The following Semi-Finalists represent the top work chosen in each category. A final review will be made, and the 31 prize winners in each category will be announced shortly!Train Your Brain Semi-Finalists3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Be sure to head to TheArtDept for more information about TAD's programs and faculty! At TheArtDept, you'll find free lessons, in-depth sessions with award-winning instructors, and inspiring artwork created by TAD students and faculty alike.
Congratulations to all!