5 Year Plan*Because I'll be teaching in about a week at SCAD, I've been thinking a lot about what to tell the students. And I wrote it out so that I could solidify it in my head. This stuff is for younger artists mostly, so feel free to skip.5 Year Plan3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I spend time with another comic artist, sometimes I'll ask, "What's your 5 year plan?" In other words, what steps is he taking in order to gain control over his career in order to move up the ladder? Usually I don't get much of an answer.
The reason I think many comic artists aren't forward-thinking has to do with the way our industry is set up. Whether by conscious design or through the neglect of its participants, younger freelancers get into a habit of complacency while hoping for a chance to suckle from the teet of a major publisher. Waiting around for a career doesn't promote the idea of freelancers taking active control of their OWN careers.
If I had to sum up the 5 Year Plan
Tip of the Day: Dealing with StressStress is the root for many health problems. It's not necessary. Just do what you need to do. Stop stressing.Tip of the Day: Dealing with Stress3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In high pressure situations if I start stressing I will think what is the worst that could happen and how could I bounce back from that. Once I see that I would still be ok and be able to come back from that difficulty... then the stress disappears. Then I start imagining what would it feel like to be successful and that gets me excited to continue towards my goals.
Stress is something that everyone deals with in their own ways but if you don't have an effective way to deal with it, feel free to try my method.
Crazy NovemberHey people, how are you coping with the coming winter (for my friends in the US and Europe and anywhere that is gonna be buried in 10ft of snow in the next couple of weeks. First of all, its Movember so men, grow that moustaches to support the event to raise awareness for prostate cancer in guys. I grew mine...well sort of:http://yumegawa.tumblr.com/post/35685231879/suddenlyCrazy November2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Second of all is I want to thank all of you for following me in my 30 Day Challenge thing. If you want to try it out yourself please check out Sachin Teng's tumblr:http://sachinteng.tumblr.com/post/25810691828/go-west-young-man
His work is inspirational and obviously influenced the stuff I did. I wish I can meet him in person someday if I go to NY.
Apologies for some responses or comments during that period of time that I didn't reply to as I was in knee-deep of assignments and projects. (Which is now all done thankfully) Thank you for being bloody patient with me and being bloody persistent watchers as well. Every
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
Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian EtiquetteWatch depthRADIUSOtto and Victoria, Octovictorian Etiquette2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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 recent
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...2011 As Seen Through Art3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Guess correctly, win art! (Done/Winners Inside!)Guess correctly, win art! (Done/Winners Inside!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There were 457 stars in the jar!
Here are the winners!
1st - SatraThai (450)
2nd - NakodileKiria (448)
Please send me a note with a character you would like me to draw! Thanks to everyone who participated!
Here's a second chance to win a prize if you missed my kiriban over the weekend! I decided to bring back my "Guess how many stars!" contest from a few years ago. (Updated with a slightly different number of stars, of course!) The first and second place winners will receive a fully-colored chibi of any character they want. (Maybe third place will get one too~) >w<
Here are the rules! It's really easy!
♥ How many stars do you think are in the jar? Leave a comment with your guess! (Hint: More than 100, less than 500).
♥ Favorite this entry! You can remove it from your favorites when the contest is over.
The due date
Username Changes Now AvailableDeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time.Username Changes Now Available3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give you the ability to change your personal brand, just as you change your interests, skills, and art types.
How It Works
Deviants can now change their username in their Settings. To change your username, you must have an active Premium Membership. (The reason there is a "fee" associated with the change is because switching usernames is a complex technical proce
Kero Talks About HairFollow this link to my tumblr to read the whole blog post. For those of you who know, my hair is like my most precious little baby so if you're interested in haircare read on: http://karolinanoumenon.tumblr.com/tagged/Kero-blogsKero Talks About Hair2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On Hacking and Tracing (hiding on DA)On Hacking and Tracing (hiding on DA)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
FOR ANYONE WHO'S READING THIS A BIT LATE
This all happened about five to six months ago. Obsessing about this would be just silly, on either side. If you managed to find your way here by now and would still like to know what happened, I'll give you a quick summary.
There USED to be a BHB journal explaining everything that happened , but DA recently banned a bunch of groups for whatever fucking reason. Anyways, it turned out that Rai (Nincianda) was Kas all along and wasn't actually 13 and had been banned from DA I believe at least 10 times already? Anyways, she was caught and flipped the fuck out. Aisha was caught tracing and left DA forever, but she still uses tumblr.
Nincianda ended up being someone who drew badly but found out people thought it was cute for a 12/13 year old. She also ran around telling people crazy stories about how she was abused and other shit, but when
MAMA Scared Stiff ContestMAMAMAMA Scared Stiff Contest2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Guillermo del Toro presents MAMA, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night.
Now, the MAMA filmmakers in conjunction with deviantART invite you to bring your scariest childhood memory to life! Is it u
Tip for Today: When to give up?Never give up just because you don't think you're good enough. We've all had our doubts in life. Successful people do not give up easily. We must prepare and prepare again, try your very hardest and then about 50% more that you didn't know you had consistently, then keep going twice as long as you ever thought you would or could. Look for more knowledge and try again.Tip for Today: When to give up?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Favorite this if you're with me! Have an awesome Friday.
Sending positive vibes to you all.
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction2 years 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
2013 Came Out DecentIt's been a good two months and a bit so far.2013 Came Out Decent2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm genuinely surprised at how well I've taken the year. Considering I was feeling down at the end of 2012 (my "year of picking up the pieces") it's nice that I've genuinely turned a new leaf for 2013.
I always thought thirteen was a lucky number for me.
I've been sparse on the journal updates for the last few years. deviantART as a platform to express my work hasn't really been as effective as I had hoped way back in 2005. Nevertheless I'm grateful to the place for introducing me to so many wonderful people, some of which have parted ways with me and gone on their own journeys, some of whom have stayed with me through the years, and one of whom was nice enough to allow me to woo her with what little charm I have.
The past few years have been a slow separation from the "old world" into the "new world", where essentially every bridge I've crossed has exploded in flame as I completed the crossing. What few tenuous threads remain are almost en
Commission InfoNow that I have a steady flow of orders coming in I decided to make a commission info Journal for anyone interested in commissioning me for plushies.Commission Info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
pokemon, digimons, anime/game/comic/cartoon fanart, original characters
***Note about original characters: I will not make an OC that doesn't belong to the commissioner unless the owner of the OC sends me a note giving their consent.***
I respectfully reserve the right to refuse commissions.
-Payment can be completed via paypal
-To be waitlisted $20 deposit is required
-When making payments put in the description what the commission is.
-The commissioner may pay full price at time of order or pay in installments.
-Full payment is require before plush is shipped.
-If you must cancel your commission, know that the deposit is non-refundable once the plush production is started.
COMMISSION SLOT INFO
best places to message me either on my etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/MidnightCosplay, facebook http://www.face
Ry's Favourite Artists Featuring: Willow-SanHi there its me Hainanese Chicken with Ryce. I feel like doing something I have never done before, I want to feature some of my favourite artists that I have been following for years, lets begin by someone I found randomly on Deviantart years ago and caught my eyes. Her name is Willow-San :iconwillow-san:Ry's Favourite Artists Featuring: Willow-San2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Willow-San is a french artist who's art style caught my attention... umm ok I gota be honest, I saw a pikachu and I clicked on her profile :iconmingplz: (I CANNOT RESIST A PIKACHU OK) BUT what I discovered was a whole new universe of art perfection, in the world of the great and mighty Willow-San with pretty vibrant colors and amazing line work and comedy gold humour! And a f*ckin Pikachu
I especially like how she draws faces, they are so full of energy and the shading is top notch. Seriously this gurl has got so much talent, n
A con report. Wow.Well, my first SupaNova was fantastic. I ran into a few people from school, and made up with a previous enemy.A con report. Wow.5 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the way, the car nearly broke down D: Luckily a nice guy stepped in to fix it, and my family were on their way. When we got there the line moved pretty quickly, but the guy at the door tried to read out the Al Bhed on my sign and failed epically.
The moment I saw a Reno cosplayer I asked for a hug and a photo, and got what I wanted. I did manage to snap pics of a Demyx cosplayer and a girl in an adorable moogle kigurumi, but was too scared to approach a Cid Highwind cosplayer (in case he started yelling insults at me, haha) I actually had to remind the moogle girl to say 'kupo' (it bugs me when cosplayers aren't in character, so I have to encourage them, lol)
I also met :iconsjlver-wind: and :iconcaitlintheemo: there, and they're much awesomer than those other girls from Canberra.
My costume reeked of old closets but it was so worth it. I was the goth girl with the purple b
Tough Love: How To Make A ComicOr Decide You Don't Want To After All.Tough Love: How To Make A Comic7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've seen comic how-to-get-started guides before, and they're all so ninny-nippled they word it like anyone can make a comic, wow, so magical and fun!
Wrong. Everyone and their pet dog has a "story" they want to "write" or "make a comic of." Face it, it ain't gonna happen for 99% of us. You gotta have self-discipline and stubbornness to get anything done. And you can't just avoid the stuff that sounds too hard. It's a package deal.
1. Having a character doesn't mean you've done anything. Maybe you've spent a year deciding on the perfect hairstyle and three years before that developing his complex personality, and technically, you spent the entirety of your high school career on him too, since he's a "redesign" of an old fancharacter--who cares! Making characters doesn't take years. In fact, you're hurting your story by keeping characters around for that lon
Burns' and smithers' name meaningsThis is showing the meanings of the names of the Burns and Smithers(only the airs) families(oldest to youngest).Burns' and smithers' name meanings3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Charles O'Neal Burns - Free man, champion, Stream
Darwin Hayword Smithers - Dear friend, Unspoke, A Smith
Franklin Jefferson Burns - Free man, Son of geoffery, Stream
Alan Graham Smithers - Rock, Abode, A Smith
Wainwright Montgomery Burns - One who makes wagons, Hill of the power man, Stream
Ernest Kenneth Smithers - Serious, Born of fire, A smith
Clifford Walter Burns - River bank ford, Ruler of the army, Stream
John Perceval Smithers - God is gracious, Pierce vally, A smith
Charles Montgomery Burns - Free man, Hill of the power man, Stream
(Sr&Jr) Waylon John Smithers - Land by the road, God is gracious, A smith
Larry Montgomery Burns -
Fellow I AM Owl City members **CONTEST IS CLOSED**~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Fellow I AM Owl City members **CONTEST IS CLOSED**3 years ago in Personal More Like This
**** This is your chance to enter in the #I-AM-Owl-City contest!!! If you want to enter this fantastic contest and get some pretty sick prizes, than tell me right away in the coment section! HURRY UP, cause the deadline for entries is Christmas Day!!!****
Hello Once Again Hoot Owls!!
I have great news! The contest we will be having is......... :iconicantbelieveitplz:
All of you which who will want to participate will take an Owl City Christmas song (Peppermint Winter, The Christmas Song, Tip of the Icerberg or The First Noel by: Toby Mac Feat. Owl City) and do your own interpretation of the song wether it be a scene you created or a photograph.
If you fell like you are not up for that, you may create an Owl City winter s
Requests...?Anyone have any requests for me? I'm getting back into a papercraft mood, and I need ideas!Requests...?3 years ago in Personal More Like This