Quick NoteI was recently asked about how to go about studying anatomy. Keep in mind that anatomy is likeQuick Note1 year ago in Personal More Like This
icing on a cake. The underlying shape and form must be defined before you can start throwing
it in there. lol I'll be going over this base anatomy in the cliff notes. That being said, the best way
to study anatomy ( I think ) is to study function. If you understand interlocking forms, guess what?
You know how to draw, arms, legs and the torso. If you understand stacking forms you now have the tools
to draw intricate areas like the armpit, hips, arms reaching side view etc.
There's a few things I think about when I incorporate anatomy.
1.) Will it help flow?
2.) Will it reinforce my underlying form?
3.) Do I even need to show it in this image?
4.) What is the figure doing?
5.) Where is the weight?
the list goes on.
The simplest way to think of anatomy is this. If you take two pencils and position them in
IrisThis is an attempt to outline the world, concepts, and characters behind my story, Iris.Iris2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(If anyone could tell me what genre this is, please tell me. I'm guessing "urban fantasy" right now but I've really just no clue.)
In general, I am looking for any and all sorts of feedback on this: shoot questions at me, point out peculiarities or loopholes, ask me about potential consequences, or just tell me what you think of it all. I'd love to hear what you have to say; help me build my world! : )
This journal concept is taken from Uinn, whose write-up of their own absolutely fascinating story LOI can be read here: http://fav.me/d3wnhkz
(trimming of this would also be much-appreciated.)
In a near-future world devastated by flood and drought, humans seek to survive in the remnants of once-great cities now thick with dust and salt--and they don't struggle alone. Creatures out of myths and legends now walk alongside them: mermaids, cent
A wastebin and a wallChinese culture is full of proverbs and stories that are supposed to teach you something. Recently I stumbled upon a story of two boys who wanted to become artists (or rather, their mothers wanted them to). And it made me think.A wastebin and a wall3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry if I fail to convey all the little meanings into English though >.
Self-Publishing QuestionsSome of the most common questions I get are in regards to printing. So I figured, perhaps it's time to collect the answers in one spot for easy reference. If you're curious about my advice on printing books, I hope you find this article useful!Self-Publishing Questions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Question: How do I pick between P.O.D. or Large-run?
The first step is to determine exactly what you want, why, and what you can handle. Ask yourself:
1. For what purpose do I want to print these books?
2. How much capital and storage space do I have to put towards printing?
3. What is my top priority: quality, speed, unit profit, total cost?
For What Purpose? For many people, they don't really want to make their book into a business. I've known people that wanted to print their book for personal reasons, and others that wanted to use it as a sample to send to large publishers. For others, they don't have the storage space or cash required to do a large-run printing of a book. In that case, consider Print-On-Demand servic
Train Your Brain ContestTrain Your Brain Contest2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
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Far Off PlacesHey-ho friends!Far Off Places2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's a new literary magazine in town, looking for submissions. It's called Far Off Places (faroffplaces.org). First issue theme is Fairy Tales Retold.
Holiday Card Project 2012Holiday Card Project 20122 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
It's back! With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
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The Resource Roundup #2The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
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Final thoughts on TBOSIt's been quite a ride, guys.Final thoughts on TBOS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
TBOS is the first legitimate OCT I've had the pleasure to participate in, and wow, it was an experience. There are so many people I want to thank for making it happen, and I figured a journal would be a more elegant way to do it than shoving paragraphs into the description box of our finale.
TBOS judges and moderators, thank you so much for making this such an enjoyable experience. TBOS was one of the most well-organized OCTs I've ever come across, with everything I needed to know right there in front of me, and any questions I had readily answered. Everyone running the tournament was wonderfully polite, responsible, mature and not to mention thorough. And the feedback! Oh, I'll be having dreams about the paragraphs upon paragraphs of feedback we got. There's little I like more than some extremely well thought-out critique.
To our audience: Thank you for sticking with us! I'm not sure how many lurkers we've got, but to people we're aware of and lurkers ali
The Mnemosyne AnthologyI mentioned in my last journal that I would have something to VIOLENTLY AND SHAMELESSLY PLUG soon - well, this is it!The Mnemosyne Anthology11 months ago in Personal Journal More Like This
This semester me and some other students are producing an anthology for original fantasy, science fiction and horror short stories of up to 6,000 words, which we intend to make available in both e-book and PHYSICAL THING YOU CAN HOLD formats. I know many of you here are swell and excellent (swexcellent, if you will) writers, so if you could check us out, tell people about us or even submit something to us I would really appreciate it. You can find us here, at this website for your internet, and the deadline for submissions is February 23rd 2014.
Far Off Places (The Back of Beyond)So the first edition of the literary magazine I work on is out! It features a lovely illustration by TG-Garfieldo!Far Off Places (The Back of Beyond)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're working on our next edition, and submissions are accepted until 31 March. The theme is the back of beyond, and we're accepting poetry (up to 40 lines) and short prose (up to 1,200 words).
Visit http://faroffplaces.org/submissions for more information!