Best place on the web?I wanted to share a few facts about a company that is very dear to my heart:Best place on the web?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been my favourite place on the web for about seven years now. It also has some impressive little-known stats - it's the sixth biggest social network in the world. It has 28 million users. It set the standard for the user icon, and incorporated the first 'like' button. It was also, apparently, the first social network, 12 years ago.
I love it because I find it to be a wonderfully positive environment - way less haters than pretty much any site I ever invested any time in. It's supportive of creators, whatever level they are at. It encourages diversity, and doesn't judge it's users, no matter what they are into (pretty much!), writers, artists and photographers all.
It also, many people don't know, sponsored artist's alley at SDCC, keeping it in the main hall, laying down a soft carpet to spare feet, and providing padded chairs. It sponsored Tr!ckster, and the Spectrum convention. It genuinely - and I mean
Tutorial pdf is up in my blog!http://reiquintero.blogspot.com/Tutorial pdf is up in my blog!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
AtmosphereAtmosphere3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hurry, the Storm is Coming by LindelCaineBig Top by Trippy4U
Couple in the storm by illegal-fallen-angellonely day by VincBlack
Little Wonders by PascalCampion
Perspective in photoshop tutorial available now!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lv1rJFH2mMPerspective in photoshop tutorial available now!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why People Hate ArtI found this talk very interesting and absolutely agreeable as it makes some sound arguments against some of the bullshit that's going on in the art world and how to go about remedying it.Why People Hate Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
From the video's description:
"Art is often nothing more than a footnote to a (poorly written) essay making an unsound argument that uses technical and scientific terms inappropriately and without justification in an attempt to apply a veneer of rigour over their steaming pile of banal observations and utter nonsense.
This talk is a criticism of that tendency in the art world.
(c) 2011 Brad Blucher, Kyle Clements"
Ego vs tirednessThe other day a friend told me that he meet an artist he liked in a con in san diego, and he said to me that he was a real douchebag. I replied to him, does he was all day signing to a lot of people at the both?, did he had pain in his back?, do you catch him running like crazy to the bathroom and you wanted to tell him the story of your life? Did you interrupt him talking to a friend he havent seen in 8 years? When you were talking to him the line was big so he interrupt you to give minutes to the person you didnt see at your back? Did he was sick and taking pills at the booth? Did he receive a call that he wont get paid and got mad? Did a close family member died recently and he just wants to be alone and shows no interest in your talking about Dragon Ball?Ego vs tiredness3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Those are the questions people never make, they just say i talked to him, didnt got the reaction i was expecting, soooooo, he must be a douche.
Strange because i used to think the same w
A love letter to illustrators.I thought I would quickly share this tweet.A love letter to illustrators.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dude- why not just take a photo and call it done!When I download a drawing like my latest eye study I get some of this, and it's a good question and one that needs to be thought through by every realist.Dude- why not just take a photo and call it done!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Hello, I'm doing some research (not very scientific, I just need some opinions) on photo-realism and I'd like to ask you a question if you don't mind: "why not simply take a photograph or use a 3D program"?
That's a great question and a realist has to answer this for him or herself, If copying without change, construction and re-invention, be it form a photograph or from life, then the creative process is not addressed, in this case I agree there is a useless element about it, it becomes a fundamental exercise at best. There is nothing wrong with these exercises if it improves your knowledge and skills as a technician. But if your aim is only to draw like "a photo", I'm afraid you will never attain what "art" has to offer. Also I think too many photo-realists rely on technical eye candy alone, with no
MyPaint 1.0.0 released!Here's what's new in this release:MyPaint 1.0.0 released!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A configurable toolbar has been added with dropdown widgets for colour,
brush, and brush settings.
Floating tool windows can now be docked into a
sidebar inside the main window.
A "Lock Alpha" mode has been added for
There are now some basic layer compositing modes
Mouse and stylus buttons can be bound to different actions via the preferences
There's a new scratchpad tool which can be used for thumbnails, notes, or
recording brushstrokes and colour choices.
Finally, there have been
numerous little improvements and bugfixes to MyPaint's speed, user
interface, and its brush collections.
Download MyPaint (only the sources, at the moment)
(and yes, there will be an updated windows build - as far as I know, that is )
Truly an inspirationFRANCIS TSAI :iconfrancis001:Truly an inspiration2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Been watching him for years, his incredible work, his sense of design. Sadly, i was surprised to see his journal longtime ago, he got a disease that started to attack his body, so he wasnt able to use his hands anymore, but that didnt stop it. He is truly a guy you should admire.
And havent heard from him in a while, he was happy trying to paint in an ipad using his feet. Then a friend showed me a recent video, i was devastated.
I see lots of complains about people that are doing art or even in my case, like my back hurts, my eyes, i cant draw, my tablet sucks, my brushes arent good, i will draw tomorrow i have a lot of time. Complains complains that really are nothing-
You have no excuse to try your best. Francis Tsai its trying his best. He is truly a great artist i just cant matching in WILL, even with a tiny flu i cant draw. He is a real berserk, against all odds he has noe xcuse to continue drawing and painting.
Getty, Liberation of Masterpieces as Open ContentGetty, Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
J. Paul Getty - The Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content
The J. Paul Getty Museum has initiated an Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible.
A first sharing of 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection, including many masterworks, has just been made available and all are free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose.
In a brilliant stroke, the Getty Museum has liberated one of the top collections of art in the world not just for access but for use. The museum is literally “beaming up” the great works in its collection as living resour
Tutorial and print size picture giveawayHello!Tutorial and print size picture giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are getting close to 100000 views so i think its time to end the wait. this is my thank you to all of you who have visited this page and supported me and my art.
I am giving you 2 gifts instead of one.
Gift one: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y6vk0vp25mxyq6l/5KDcctQA1n as i said here it is the video for the . its in realtime so you can see everything i do. hopefully it explains some stuff. unfortunately no audio.
Gift two: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cn9zp1lfenlevzf/final.JPG image at full rez. Well i decided to give it for free because i cant sell it as a print due to copyright issues. anyway along the time i received some requests for it. Please if you print it make a picture with you and the print and send it to me so i can see if you are happy make sure you click the dropbox download button (upper right corner) for the full rez
If you know someone that would like to see the video or print the Spirited Away artwork please give them my dev
Odyssey Into 2012 Visit our Official Chatroom and Group.Odyssey Into 20123 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Odyssey Into 2012
She has awakened before a gate she has no memory of opening. She has no name, and
no memory of how she came to be here, at the first station of a fateful quest she
does not understand but knows she must continue.
Who is she?
Only you will bring her to life.
Only you will tell her story in your words and your art.
How can I contribute to the story?
How can I contribute to the story?
Only you will bring her to life and guide her on her quest.
Only you will tell her story with your own words and your own illustrations.
The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong ResonanceA thousand years tradition of scaring children at bedtime continues for children of all ages. News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago [link] in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human societies worldwide. My worry, have fairy tales been marginalized by modernism?The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong Resonance3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
A Thousand Years Tradition of Scaring Children at Bedtime
Continues for Children of All Ages
News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human
Packing Up : Lombok + Erlangen + Minneapolis! :)These days my life is filled with suitcases and half-finished comics (and subsequently vexed editors)...Packing Up : Lombok + Erlangen + Minneapolis! :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I just realized how much I miss DA! Uh..*waves sheepishly to whoever is still around* I hope everyone is still drawing, photographing, vectoring, and generally making art happily
So, this month after an orientation in Lombok island, I'll be flying off to German for the Erlangen Comic Salon 2012 in june 7-10 in Erlangen, as a part of Comiconexxion Program with Goethe Institut Jakarta, together with dziqker and vanguard-zero ARIELAkris will also be showing her works there, but sadly won't be joining us there since she's half the world away in Savannah *waves* More about this Comiconexxion thing in Goethe's Website Would anyone in Germany be in for the Erlangen comic salon? Would be great if we can meet up
And in August, I will also be moving t
Build Your Universe with Zerboz from W3Best of the World Wide Web (BotW3) or InternetBuild Your Universe with Zerboz from W32 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Twitter IS awesome!Who'd of thought it, I certainly didn't, I never had any inclination to use it until I cottoned onto the fact that it's an amazing tool for self-promotionTwitter IS awesome!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm a big fan of Amanda Palmer, her music, her art, what she stands for and I've been following her ramblings on her blog for a while (which is unavailable atm) and she got together a new band called The Grand Theft Orchestra and started recording her new album of songs she's been working on over the years. They have several vids up on Youtube I recommend checking out.
So she announced the band on her blog, put up some pretty cool pictures of everyone all done up for their first gig and underneath declared 'I want baseball cards!'. As soon as I saw that I knew I had to do it so I did (cue inspiring music of your choice).
I sent the finished picture off to her website with a geeky letter trying not to sound like a gibbering idiot of a fan and then sent one to each of them on twitter and then didn't hear anything back...shit! I real
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
Gugure! Kokkuri SanThis is my new drug, i wasnt expecting this anime to be that good, the balance of jokes and drama its top notch. I almost cry near the ending when you can feel her loneliness, and the music and angles and compositions its magical you can feel the loneliness of the girl.Gugure! Kokkuri San4 months ago in Personal More Like This
This had become one of my top priorities to watch this season.
I highly recommend it.
Alice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking FlightAlice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking Flight3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Living Rainbow Taking Flight
The vibrant digital paintings of alicexz are fiery, emotional, and incredibly memorable.
The colors of her creations (mostly portraits of popular TV and Film characters) are unusually vibrant, which is remarkable considering how layered they appear to be. It’s sort of like what manga characters might look like if painted by one of the Dutch Masters. And this artist exhibits just the right amount of quirkiness to leave us wanting to know more: she has a penchant for painting redheads. But, then of course, there’s a lot of red and golden fire burning through most her artworks.
A Message From Your Feline OverlordsA Message From Your Feline Overlords3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This