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 advice4 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
Video Tutorial 01!Hey guys, here is the first episode, let me know what you guys think so I can make the next ones better! Feel free to ask any questions too!Video Tutorial 01!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
_Update_11-14-11_HOME ISSUES_Update_11-14-11_4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Home sucks right now, let's put that out there. My dad is on his last legs, and family is practically begging him to go to the hospital, as we aren't too keen to having someone die inside the house. And I found out that when my dad does indeed pass away, I, along with my family, are being thrown out by our grandparents. They said that they cannot support us as well as themselves, and the only way we are supporting ourselves is by my dad. My mom won't be able to get disability until January or February, and housing wouldn't be applicable until sometime in the spring I guess. She had found an agency to help out, but after I bombarded her with questions, she admitted that they cannot help me and my brother because my mom is disabled, and we are healthy, young. However, if we cannot live here, nor go with my mom, we are then homeless.
As I have told people before, (I think) we cannot get jobs bec
Arsenal Concept ContestUPDATE (2/22/14): The contest is now CLOSED! No more entries will be accepted. We had a really great turn out, lot's of unique and interesting ideas and concepts. Scroll down to the Mech details section to see the winning designs, along with some honorable mentions. I will be contacting the winners directly to arrange payment of prize money, as well as possible commissions for future work.Arsenal Concept Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just a reminder: Everyone who entered, whether they win or lose, will be getting a special reward when our Kickstarter goes live later this year. To all entrants: please send me a note with your email address I can use to reliably contact you in the future. Thanks again to all of you, and please visit http://arsenalarena.com to stay up to date on the progress of the card game. Another contest will be starting soon!
UPDATE (2/14/14): Happy Valentine's Day <3 This is just a reminder that you have only one week left to turn in your contest entries. We have 7 total entries so far. I
CANNONBUSTERS IS NOW A THING!!!!!!WE DID IT!!!CANNONBUSTERS IS NOW A THING!!!!!!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
WE DID IT!!!!
Thanks to your unwavering support and HIGH DEMAND for new ideas and Action & Adventure themed animation, CANNON BUSTERS has reached it’s funding of $120,000 with 4 days left!!!!!!!!!
We’re currently in the process of planning stretch goal announcements but for the night, It’s time to take a celebratory fist pump (And sigh of relief) and we did it because YOU WANTED IT!!!
Now the HARD WORK BEGINS!
Stay tuned for more updates!!!! :-D
R.I.P. PockyIt's really hard for me to tell you this but Pocky passed away about 12 hours ago, at 1 pm Friday Oct 25th. I lost my balance in the colony cage and accidentally step on him who was behind me. He didn't die instantly. I thought he wouldn't. He could still fly and when I put him on my hand he had started panting. When I brought him inside my house, he had a fit then died.R.I.P. Pocky2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can't stop crying now. I feel so horrible and hate myself. I miss him so much I can't stop crying and calling his name. It's so hard to accept his death. I can still feel him everywhere. Everything in my house reminds me of him. I can't sleep on my bed because I usually snuggled with him there before we went to sleep. I can't believe he had to go away like this. I feel so guilty no matter what I try to think of, no matter what my husband said. I can't even cry as harder as I want because he will be mad.
I don't know if Pocky knew his time would be up soon. But this month he wanted to cuddle more with me. He usually a
5060 is just get a level up!hi guys, sorry for the long update since the last journal,5060 is just get a level up!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
5060 print studio finally gets an upgrades, no we have our own DTG print machine,
sublime print machine, termoflex labeling, new pro staff joining in
and much more to comes, we're talking superb quality clothing details at its finest here .
making you feel even more sad compared with the *cough*official*cough* one that you have xP.
i cant post the photos, since most of them is the stuff that "they" hate and wanted me to
stfu about it. but i will email the proof for everyone who already preordered them.
so fawking excited and cant wait to post the new varsity too!
please bear with me for few more days, your wait is worth it, i will make sure of that.
there are 4 postcard size graphic and TWO A4 size stickers included
in the package for everyone who preordered, (and some random t-shirt xD)
and also, we are planning to create some small games for ios and android and pc.
i said "we", because finally now i have a team! amazing p
Model kits of Fiddler for saleSo, for a while now Don Bradford aka Lucid Grey http://lucid-grey.deviantart.com/art/The-Fiddler-3D-288677225 and Zac Soden have been working on turning the Fiddler mech into a model kit.Model kits of Fiddler for sale2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well it`s finally been completed.
Looks badass to me. I am proud to have contributed to this endeavor of mechology.
If you`d like to check it out, it can be purchased here. http://whitedragonminiatures.co.uk/index.php?routeroduct/product&path=60&product_id=50
Oh yeah and sorry i`ve been incommunicado for the past forever. Been real busy with work stuffs.
Weekly feature LXVIIIHere are some of the best pictures submitted to :iconBreathtaking-photos: this week and in the last daysWeekly feature LXVIII1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Carolina by ClaudiaFMiranda
afternoon lullaby by bwaworga View from Mt. Mangart 1 by BerarAdrian
Crazy Sunshine by almostacrayon mysigt kvall by rahmanio
...savudrija XV... by roblfc1892
Royal Affair Campaign 2014 - 1 by Aisii where you end by tjasa Celestial by Thomas-Koidhis
Streetside Stories: Back To Black... and Whiteno titleby - kaminskyStreetside Stories: Back To Black... and White9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Round Man with Square Box
by - sandas04
* by - MirabellaStefano
Fallen Angel by - Xbastex
Black and Whiteby - Batsceba
tickle tickle by - igy
:: hook upby - noahsamuelmosko
manegementby - arslanalp
Isartor U-Bahn Station by - batmantoo
How to Make 2D Tile sets for games Part 1 + MoreHey everyone!How to Make 2D Tile sets for games Part 1 + More2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just uploaded a new tutorial, the first in the series, all about making 2D tiles and tile sets for games!
Things covered in this episode:
- The anatomy of a basic tileset
- Setting up and using Photoshop's grid system for making tiles
- Using Photoshop's Offset filter to make tiles seamless
- Adapting a tiling texture into a tileset
- Some results of a finished basic tileset
- Thoughts and some opinions!
- I forgot to master the audio. Sorry if I sound just a tad muffly!
Also recently uploaded by Tyler Edlin, this video about perspective drawing where I also have a segment about how to make perspective grids in Photoshop!
By the way, have you been paying attention to my tumblr? I post stuff like this more often there, as I only see my DA journal as a means to communicate about mo
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 Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
With love, Humon.
Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 63 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
Chaaaaange?“Why don’t you launch a Kickstarter campaign?”Chaaaaange?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
“Have you heard of Patreon?”
“Why doesn’t your site have a Donate button?”
Put simply, I have this (evidently archaic) opinion that; if you want to make money, you have to do the work first. I don’t like the idea of taking money off people unless they get something for it immediately, not [insert timeframe here] down the line. It feels like a scam. That’s why I produce all those cheap digital comics: to finance my larger projects (and which is why I get pissed off when I find them being distributed freely online, because it slows everything down).
Even for large projects, like video-games that only have a niche audience and which big publishers won’t ever assist: I don’t see crowd funding as a particularly good way to go about getting production capital. I prefer the early release approach, such as that Mojang took with Minecraft.
No complete product? Giv
commissions are open (updated 8/4 /2015 )my original art is based on of 3D Custom girlcommissions are open (updated 8/4 /2015 )2 years ago in Personal More Like This
but with the help of good friends and great artists
we can made amazing collaborations in very
these are just collaborations and my editors will receive
for that reason the commissions are more cheaper
- I only accept paypal
and points only with the style of kmceci :iconkmceci:
-send me a note if you're interested in commissioning me
-only human models; ears, tails and horns are acceptable
but not furry or girls with exotic skin colors "red, blue or green"
-no man's , aliens or futanari
Here are examples of my work with their collaboration
and prices for each drawing:
in collaboration with Aykoll :iconaykoll:
Happy 100th!!I would like to give :iconjordanventurian: a warm round of applause for persevering, and making A Skyrim Tale for 100 episodes!!!Happy 100th!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The series has made us laugh, cry, feel the pain, and enjoy the victories of a glorious battle!!!
And I think I speak for all of us when I say: THANK YOU VENTURIAN!!!!!!! We hope you make 100 more!!!
To me, the Skyrim crew has become more than characters in a game.
They have become real flesh and blood Dark Elves, Nords, Avengers, and Animals. They have become family.
I'm sure we all remember when Vahl first climbed out of that boat dressed like a complete nerd and when our little crew of Vahl, Lydia, and Lil'Vent (R.I.P.) started growing into a family.
We have gained a lot of members to our group, but at a cost.
We have won a lot of battles, but at a cost.
We have grown, and we have shrunk.
We have laughed, we have cried, we have laughed until we cried!!
We have gained, we have lost.
We have quicksaved and run away a lot!
But one thing will always be the
drawindpainting tips and tutorialsI think I can do come tips and small tutorial while drawing my current pictures, so you can ast me thematics is you want (not anatomy plz - there's plenty of them on DA).drawindpainting tips and tutorials4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So you ask, I make list and when I meet askeв theme in current picture - I'll make tip like #1 at this list
I'll leave listing on main page so you can review it and add requests if you need
1. refraction ("rainbow effect") http://nagare-boshi.deviantart.com/#/d3fla39 [DONE]
2. liquid flame http://nagare-boshi.deviantart.com/#/d3fz61a [DONE]
3. patterned fabrics http://nagare-boshi.deviantart.com/art/patterned-fabrics-209310847 [DONE]
4. coloring: from B&W to color
5. making of step by step
7. color selection http://nagare-boshi.deviantart.com/#/d3g1v18 [DONE]
8. skin coloring
9. ice http://nagare-boshi.deviantart.com/#/d3gi1yf [DONE]
InterstellarInterstellar1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Interstellar by MachiavelliCro
Who needs enemy aliens — when the oddities of space travel itself are so mind–blowing?
Terraforming 1.1 by Wasteland-3D
s the following gallery of landscapes of deviantARTist–imagined other worlds well attests to — the natural desire of humans to explore and discover knows no bounds, not even the limits of the Earth’s atmospheric shell. Whatever
The Global Manga Initiative!Hey Everyone! Hika-Ree here I've been sent word of a sweet plan already in action and I want you all to hear!The Global Manga Initiative!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Calling all aspiring Manga and Webcomic Artists, Writers and Fans!!
The Global Manga Initiative is throwing open its doors and looking to grant completely free, quality exposure, networking and promotion to passionate Manga-creatives from all over the world!! We're looking to connect and feature some of the greatest rising talents from around the world WITHOUT forcing them to sacrifice their creative or publishing rights in the process.
Your Work. Your Way.
WHO WE ARE
We are the Global Manga Initiative, a collective enterprise of Artists, Writers and other talent who dedicate our lives to our creative ambitions.
WHAT WE DO
We make Manga. Manga from around the world
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-:icontso7: I've got to take a break from arts for other people and just draw something for myself real quick. Hopefully it'll help get me out of this stupid funk.FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So. I'm drawing a kawaii shark girl. YEAH. BECAUSE SHARK GIRLS CAN BE CUTE TOO.
Also. If you haven't played OFF (the game) yet, I highly recommend it.
Download link - http://forum.starmen.net/forum/Fan/Games/OFF-by-Mortis-Ghost
New Original MusicHey guys! So this month has been a really productive one as far as original music goes!New Original Music11 months ago in Personal More Like This
First off, we have my Five Nights at Freddy's based song!
And most recently, we have my collaboration with Ashe, in the song "God Syndrome" based off of none other than Doctor Locklear himself!
Hope you guys enjoy the music! Next up will be working on putting together the next episode
That's all for now!
The Resource Roundup #4The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #44 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This issue is all about stock photography featuring models. What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!
• A different stock photo theme
• Crafts you can make at home
• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards…oh my!
• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)
• Or, suggest another topic!
Persona Cosplay Group Calling!Hello everyone! So I've been talking to some friends, and I've decided to do a Persona group. But everyone does the regular cast and I would like to see some interesting cosplays of the actual Personae, as they are few and far in between. The goal is for either Metrocon or AFO. If you are interested, say which character you would like to do and I'll start a list. I'm trying to decide between Kanzeon or Callisto myself.Persona Cosplay Group Calling!6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the Personae. Some include their ultimate forms.