TALENT IS EARNEDTalent is EarnedTALENT IS EARNED5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I get it. There are some people out there that do have some extreme capabilities right out of the womb, but this is targeted to those who are average joes, who think they can’t do things that a person with ‘Talent’ can.
Let’s start by defining the word ‘Talent’. According to dictionary.com it states
1. a special natural ability or aptitude: a talent for drawing.
2. a capacity for achievement or success; ability: young men of talent.
3. a talented person: The cast includes many of the theater’s major talents.
4. a group of persons with special ability: an exhibition of water colors by the local talent.
5. Movies and Television. professional actors collectively, especially star performers.
This definition, in my opinion, is misused when said to me. Because to me it implies that what I do, is specially natural to me and
5 Unanswered QuestionsA few times a week I'll get questions in the form of “notes” on dA, emails, and private messages on Twitter, but I'm sorry to say that I don't normally find the time to answer them. But I've saved the most interesting ones in hopes I'd answer them during a slow work day. That day is today.5 Unanswered Questions2 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Most of these questions are paraphrased, or a mix of two different questions.)
1. You charge way too much for commissions (between $1000-$3000 for 11x17). How do you justify that?
I agree it's a lot of money. When I first started pricing commissions so high, it was for 2 reasons: I only had time for a handful a year, and having a commission list stressed me out. I priced them high so less people would ask. Commissions are nice, but I see it as a short term money game, whereas working on creator-owned properties is more lucrative over time when you think about prints, t shirts, licensing, etc.
The work I put into a 1k commission is the same I'd put into a Batman cover. And I sell B
Artbook available today o/My first artbook, "Corpus delicti" is available right now !Artbook available today o/2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to my wife, Dean Yeagle, MaŽster, Jean Mulatier, Hajime Sorayama, Shane Glines, Fuchsia Gibson, all my models, all my "gang" and all the CFSL Ink's team
In french AND in english
If you want to see some photos : http://sergebirault.blogspot.fr/2012/11/corpus-delicti-is-availbale-today.html
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Canada : http://www.amazon.ca/CORPUS-DELICTI-Serge-Birault/dp/2359470477/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352805153&sr=8-1
Germany : http://www.amazon.de/Corpus-delicti-Serge-Birault/dp/2359470477/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352805199&sr=8-1
France : http://www.amazon.fr/Corpus-delicti-Serge-Birault/dp/2359470477/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=
THREE TIPS FOR DRAWING CARSYou know that green ellipse tool that you bought in art school? Do you know how to use it for something other than oval shapes? Do you know what those "cross-hair" marks are for? And do you know how to use it for technically correct perspective drawings?THREE TIPS FOR DRAWING CARS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
TOO many comics artists don't, and it's driving me crazy. So instead of starting a blog that starts showing examples and naming names, I figured it was better to make a quick tutorial. And this isn't just for cars but also for guns, fire hydrants, and millions of other machined objects found in comics.
If you go through this and you're still stuck, please don't write to me. I'm happy to show you at a convention to make it clearer, but within a blog this is the best I can do. Check out "Perspective for Comic Artists by David Chelsea" for more.
Cars are a whole lot easier to draw if you know how to properly use perspective and ellipses. The more familiar you are with the math, the more fun it is to draw cars. Once I figured out th
Leaving deviantTrollartI will leave deviantART soon or late, actually I will stop to show my works here, and I will start to delete the majority of them.Leaving deviantTrollart5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I get more attention that I was waiting for from some deviantArt admins.
(I will try to explain the situation here in my bad english, so sorry for my language)
-That started many time ago, when I saw how the admins use the rules not the same for everybody. Then I made some works against that behavior from the admins and the result it was many of my works deleted from here. In many of them no reason to justify to delete that.
-After that I was talking with the help desk about this situation. I ask him the reason to delete every single work from my gallery, he didn't get me an answer. He told me they use to delete reported works many months later because they don't have time to see everything. Then I ask him : so, why you have time to delete my works the same day I upload it here? He didn't get me an answer. So I sent a protest about this guy to deviantArt. I
5 Career Killers“Whatever happened to that guy? The guy that drew that thing?5 Career Killers1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Comic careers are like any other career in entertainment: if you don't stay relevant and adapt to a trend, you'll eventually peak and then bottom out. But there are more things that can help end a career. Here's a list of 5 that I've been thinking about lately.
1. SOCIAL MEDIA TAKE-DOWN
The creator does something that somehow goes viral, turning his (or her) readers against him. Bad behavior at a convention, sexual harassment online, or a semi-racist Tweet made worse by bumbling attempts to correct it. Or maybe the creator gets blamed for something innocent: innocent comments taken out of context, or involvement in a controversial project that he had no say over. Whatever the case, “social media take-downs” can harm careers, leaving a permanent black mark on your career.
I imagine this one is the most common: no matter how hard you work—and no matter how much a
Comic-Con: Day 1San Diego Comic-Con Day 1 is winding down to such wee hours, some sticklers might call it “Technically A Few Moments Into Day 2.” But we live by the belief that new days don’t technically start until after you’ve fallen asleep, and all of the deviantART staff in attendance are still buzzing with energy after such an amazing first day on the convention floor.Comic-Con: Day 12 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
For those of you unable to make it to San Diego, allow us to paint a picture for you.
Try not to get hypnotized as our deviantART signage spins from the convention ceiling!
The first thing you see as you walk in the door (provided you walk in at door G) is the radiant deviantART band of hope hanging from the ceiling like a beacon for artists and art lovers to join their devious brethren at the mecca of creativity: Artists’ Alley.
Like last year, deviantART is sponsoring the alley, offering comic artists comfy seats, slick carpeting, deviantART swag, and the contentment that comes from knowing how
deviantART Holiday Headquarters 2011! Daily deal loadingdeviantART Holiday Headquarters 2011!3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
A Tribute to Hans Ruedi GigerWatch depthRADIUSA Tribute to Hans Ruedi Giger6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
He was an artist you might not know.
But you’ve met his children…
It’s rare that a “new” iconic monster is born and becomes forever identifiable,—— no matter the variations, by generation after generation. So it was when George Romero created the ultimate “zombie” in his Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Zombie Apocalypse fans today may have never heard of George or seen the original “Night,” but the zombies they so love in fare like The Walking Dead
Cthulhu is Still CallingWatch depthRADIUSCthulhu is Still Calling3 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
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
Introducing the Premium Content PlatformIntroducing the Premium Content Platform2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is proud to announce our Premium Content Platform
Providing the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings by making digital files of their high-quality work available for download. Sellers are able to set their own prices while retaining 80% of all revenue earned, and buyers are able to quickly get the things they want with the satisfaction of supporting the artists they love.
What is Premium Content?
The Premium Content Platform was built to represent high-quality content — the premier pieces in an artist's repertoire of work. We encourage the sale of everything from comics or stories for download, to high-res files like .PSDs, textures, tutorials, brush packs, and more!
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!
The smell of love by Grosojecorroded landscape by awjayPaper Pack 3 by dieratlight texture by Insan-StockAcrylic Gold Paint Swirl Stock by Enchantedgal-StockLocal Texture: Three by One by Beyond-OdditiesSun comes up-texture by iNeedChemicalXGlitter Bokeh by FallOutGirl9001TEXTURES 7 by Inthename-Stock
Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplayPen Tool Tutorial by Popo-LiciousCopic markers tutorial by mary-dreamsDreamy Photo Effect Tutorial by Planet37How To: Constructive Crits by RipfangDragonPhotoshop Animation Tutorial by detransRealism Tutorial - Esp::Eng by Calaymo3ds Max Planet Tutorial by hoevelkampIce tutorial by NakubiScarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet
Indian Summer - My first LR preset by DorottyaSLR preset: Purple Nature -free by kakiii2 Universal .RAW presets .LR3. by ABipolarTeddyBear:th
Requests & Preorders for LSCCFor visitors of London Super Comic Con.Requests & Preorders for LSCC3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want a commission my pricing will be £60 for A3 and £40 for A4 if you buy from our booth merchandise of £50+ you get a A4 sketch for free.
*You're able to preorder (using paypal for the payment) your request via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject "LSCC request"(your name, size of the paper, request) and I'll give it to you when you'll come to our booth(#5) in London Super Comic Con. Special price for preorders £50.
Looking for some artists....I have lined up a two stories to be published, but I need some people to draw them...Looking for some artists....8 months ago in Personal More Like This
First is a 5 page horror short, for an issue of Moose Crossing. It will be published by Evil Moose Comics. The story follows a teenage boy who has a job doing night security while the local carnival in town. The art for the story needs to be in color. The deadline for having the art wouldn't even be until May.
The second story is a Murder Mystery that takes place inside a wrestling promotion. This is for Jim Malin's Slam Bang anthology. Art for this wouldn't need to be done until July.
If you are interested in drawing either of these stories or would like to work on a project send me an email at email@example.com or just message me here on deviant art!
I hope all is going well with you!
BielegraphicsMany kisses and hugs to my queen michelephant for jazzing up my journalBielegraphics6 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am open for all kind of requests!
Regardless of which theme!
Illustrations, erotic and more, short comics, portraits etc.
So do not hesitate to ask for commissions!
15 $_______ pencil sketch
30- 45 $ ____pencil drawing (belonging to details and background)
90-120 $____coloured drawing (belonging to details and background)
Additional characters + 50 %
There will be steps in between. For example -digital toned pencil drawing-.
A good friend of mine and one of my favourite artists:
:iconclayscence: CHECK HER OUT!
She is open for comissions!