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
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 advice3 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
February 2014 challenge! Less than 1 week left to participate!February 2014 challenge!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Members will decide who the top 3 winners are in a poll that will be up by the end of the month!
February challenge prompt!
For February, draw/write a scene of at least two Transformers enjoying the winter season! You can include your OC as one of the Transformers, but have at least one canon character in your deviation. (You can depict the Transformer as a human if you wish. Ex: humanized Sunstreaker and humanized Sideswipe having a snowball fight)
READ the RULES! (If you ask a question that's answered in the rules below, the admins reserve the right not to answer.)
All art genre submissions accepted!
Any generation style accepted!
OC's allowed but must have one canon character in the deviation! (The OC's can be in robot or human form)
EVERY entry MUST be rated PG... anything more "risque" than that will be denied.
One entry per member.
Start date: Februar
I have asexuality: don't assign me yours"The brief relationships I had, once people realizedI have asexuality: don't assign me yours7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
there was no sex, they lost interest fast."
Mark from Asexuals Project
I have a sexuality
Asexuality is a sexual orientation where a person does not experience sexual attraction. The purpose of this journal though is a little broader than asexuality and, as the title has clued you in, is noting that many of us have our own sexuality; don't assign someone else yours.
In January, I posted Asexuality: I am louder than who I say I am, a journal to raise awareness to issues surrounding knowledge and confusion related to asexuality. I brought up asexual stigma, what asexuality is defined as and that misconceptions and not caring to know of a sexual orientation is in and of itself, damaging. The comments reflected their support of awareness and showed a healthy, strong,
Hehe, point giveaway winners c:Sorry for this being so long and stuffHehe, point giveaway winners c:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, here are the winners:
#8, #52, #17 via the random.org generator c:
So I checked the 8th, 52th, and 17th people who faved this journal and checked if they had written a journal.
And indeed #8 which is PerceptorsFembot has so she is the first place winner!!
10 from lepoints
Animated journal doll from Squigmunks
1 llama (if the winner hasn't already recieved one from me... If the winner recieved one from me, (s)he gets 2 extra favs)
1 llama from Meeya-san
1 llama from lepoints
10 (if you don't have ten deviations, too bad for you )
1-10 from Meeya-san
The 52 person who faved the journal is iDidnotDothat and she also had a journal entry so she is our 2nd place winner!!
5 from lepoints
A shaded picture (no BG) from Squigmunks
1 llama from me(if the winner hasn't already recieved one from me... If the wi
A little opinion...About the frontage thing... I think more than change the "popular" system, a new options set for the frontage are needed. This is not because I could be somewhat affected by the change, my pics keep appearing in FrontPage and the watchers are still following my work (and I thank you so much for that ) but because I saw a lot of people misplacing art and taking advantage of the new system, helping even more to create the odd idea of a popularity "goal/prize". I like the idea of the popular frontage because it works pretty much like a musical ranking and it was a tool to know public´s preferences: wich kind of concepts/ideas/colors/styles works better and like a test to know the effect of a specific work. Somewhat of democratic voice, that helps to know to the public a bit more.A little opinion...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before you ask, NO, I don't think that the goal of an artist is to be popular and I don't think that "popular=better" I saw both as different parameters that sometimes goes hand by hand and sometimes runs
On Photographing Robots in PublicSo apparently, the question on people's minds is: "When you take pictures of Transformers in public, how do people react??"On Photographing Robots in Public2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I cannot believe how many times I've been asked this question recently. I didn't realize this was such a hot topic, seriously. At first I tried answering people individually, but that got to be a bit of typing, so I thought I'd just put this journal together. So, by popular request, I give you people's reactions to me taking pictures of robots in public, whee!
1. People ignore me. Seriously, this is what happens about 95% of the time. People just act like I don't exist.
2. People look at me sideways. Honestly? I think most of these people are just curious about what I'm doing, but are too shy to ask.
3. People look freaked out, or even upset. This happens less often, but it does happen. I think people are just afraid of what they don't understand, and it ruffles their feathers that some weird girl is snapping pix of robots in the middle of
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Tips on getting your art more popularDay one until today I been in DA (Deviant-Art) for Almost a year now, I have come across thousands of unnoticed Artist around DA.Tips on getting your art more popular2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As a founder of the biggest advertising group, I want to help every artist, every dream, and everyone.
On December, 29, 2012. I started researching on "how to get your art notice and more popular, Not only on DA, but around the world.
I have come across lots of advertising websites, to test out which site can help you get most views and noticed results.
After 2 weeks of researching and comparing dates. I come to found out Reddit.com has the best Feature,Designs and sources to help you get your art more noticeable and gain more views.
What is reddit.com?
It's basically a free advertising website.
How to Advertise?
You basically just need to copy a link of your art in DA and submitted the link to advertise.
How does it h
CHRISTMAS CONTEST ENDS TOMMOROW!!DEADLINE- DECEMBER 24THCHRISTMAS CONTEST ENDS TOMMOROW!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 2: The Contest will be closing soon! Everybody get in their entries and submit it to the correct folder! Contest will not be extended past Christmas! Good luck everyone!
EDIT: I've made a folder please sumbit all your entries here!
Please keep it Appropriate! All Entries will be featured after the contest is over!
Please Submit it to the correct folder! All entries submitted to the wrong folder will NOT BE COUNTED So please be careful!
Deadline will not be extended past Christmas!
Entries must have a Transformer OC or a Mecha OC related to the transformers Universe!
If you are going to add a cannon character, make sure your OC is in it as well and plays a major part in your artwork!
Okay now on to more rules!
1st PLACE- 500
Full Body, Flat colored artwork from me
2nd PLACE- 200
Half Body, Flat colored artwork from me
3rd PLACE- 54
Head Shot, Flat colored artw
My 30 Day Drawing Challenge [Whoops abandoned lol]Essentially just some stuff I wanted to mess around with to make sure I draw at least once a day now that college is back on and I have a part time job now. Feel free to participate with me! It'd be really cool if I could see some of other people's answers to these prompts.My 30 Day Drawing Challenge [Whoops abandoned lol]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Draw the first fictional character you remember loving as a child. http://rainbowdogma.deviantart.com/art/30-Day-Challenge-Day-1-Ryoko-397515866?ga_submit_new=10%253A1378084341
2. Draw your house from the outside without actually going outside. http://rainbowdogma.deviantart.com/art/30-Day-Challenge-Day-2-House-sans-ref-397790906?ga_submit_new=10%253A1378180341
3. Pick a book or movie at random from your shelf and draw your least favorite character/scene. http://rainbowdogma.deviantart.com/art/30-Day-Challenge-Day-1-Lollipop-397809453
4. Look at the person you re-blogged this from/saw this via and, based on whatever you have available (their blog, icon, etc) draw what kind of cat they might have. [Not applicable
Conference and Max Steel ( 2013 ) ContestAs i told you all last time in my other journal im gonna disappear on my Birthday again around October 25.. surprisingly around 7pm so i'll stick around till morning and afternoon. ^^ anyway to those who are interested i decided to make a contest a Max steel contest.. ^^ all you have to do is make your OWN Max steel OC's.Conference and Max Steel ( 2013 ) Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Too those who dont know Max steel you can find his shows and episodes here > http://dubbed-scene.com/category/cartoons/max-steel-2013-cartoon
All yah got to do is:
~ make your OC's Bio
~ if possible draw your OC ( or you can find some one to draw for you or help you )
~ your OC's Ultra link
~ then draw the modes of your OC's.. it can be at least 5 or more if you want to.
~ next is draw Cole Pla
Heavy risk... but The Prinze... also; G4TV DemoJames Vega is being voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr.Heavy risk... but The Prinze... also; G4TV Demo3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Accolades to those who guess this already. Also, more good news for Vega fans, there's a character spotlight for him from GameTrailers. Be sure to check it out. And for the people who are still either "meh" or on the fence about Vega, check it out anyway.
There are some slight spoilers in the clips seen. Nothing ground-breaking and certainly nothing people haven't already deduced from ME2.
Thank goodness for YouTube mirrors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqxCaMSJHhQ
Next, we have the GT.TV special on Mass Effect 3. Now, some of this people may have already seen, but this also shows a ton of new footage. And some of which people will definitely regard as spoilers. A main story mission from early in the game is discussed and some clues are given regarding the main plot. I only watched pieces of a third of it, myself. For those of you who want to brave the spoilers, here are the videos:
October 2014 challenge! Less than 4 days to participate!!October 2014 challenge!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
We are in DIRE need of points () to continue offering prizes for our monthly competitions and holiday competitions that are coming up!! Please donate to Jazzs-bot!
October monthly challenge prompt!
THE TASK IS SIMPLE: All you have to do is draw or write a scene that includes your favorite Transformer(s) and an OC (if you do not have an OC, feel free to use as many canon Transformers as you want) involved with the Halloween/October/fall season! For example, you could draw Bumblebee cooking a pumpkin pie with your OC if you want.
There will be two categories: one for HUMANIZED versions and one for TRANSFORMERS versions. You may submit one entry for each folder.
READ THROUGH ALL of the rules!
--- OFFICIAL RULES/ANNOUNCEMENT ---
Depict a scene (whether art or literature) that includes your favorite Transformer(s) and an OC (if you do not have an OC, feel free to use as
Friday Night JournalJust some details and updates about things before we roll over into the weekend!Friday Night Journal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) Commissions currently open.
Commissions have been open since last Friday. If you're interested in one please click the following link to read up on how to order one.
2) Old Art Pack
A .rar file containing all the works deleted from my DeviantART account. This pack is free of charge so anyone and everyone can enjoy it! Note that this is a .rar file, not a .zip, so you'll need to download a program that can decompress .rar files to gain access to the art. I recommend winrar for Windows users and Unrarx or The Unarchiver for Mac users.
3) Livestream Saturday
I'll be doing a stream session May 25th at 6:00 PM EST
4) Battle of the Bulges Roster
Finally, it's time to announce the finalized match up listing in Battle of the Bulges. This list is compiled largely from donator submissions chosen
SkullgirlsHi guys~ it's been a while. Things have been really busy here, but I think I have some time to do a small update.Skullgirls3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am compelled to reply to some recent controversy regarding Skullgirls and sexism. I'd rather just focus on the game, and let the product speak for itself. If things go as intended, all questions and concerns would be addressed in due time.
To be honest, people will always complain about something. That's just how the internet is. I wouldn't normally get involved with these discussions, but the issue was "officially" addressed in a rather horrible way, so now I'll need to chime in.
Our quote was taken out of context and shouldn't have been taken as an actual, serious argument against sexism. It's rather disrespectful to both Kinuko and her work, as well as the company as a whole. If you read the whole article, you will see that there is an anecdote that demonstrates the absurdity of this female-animator argument. I wish it was made more clear that we don't support the fema
New SBFF this SaturdayIt's that time again! Another brand new Super Best Friends Forever will air this Saturday, May 26. You can catch the short during the DC Nation block on Cartoon Network, 10-11am PST. There's only two more to go, so be sure to catch it!New SBFF this Saturday3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't know about DC Nation and SBFF? Check out this old journal entry: http://fyre-flye.deviantart.com/journal/?offset=1#/d4rmmsf
Why artist get so pissed off on art thieves?5 minutes here for Ninjakato.Why artist get so pissed off on art thieves?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Why do you artists always get so pissed off when someone uses your artwork? You should take it as a compliment!"
"You should take it as a Compliment --"
A compliment would be admiring an artist's work where they post it, and if you really want to use it that badly, complimenting them would be you having enough respect for them to ask first.
Most of us don't get mad because you use it, it's because you use it without asking or pretend you didn't know who/where it came from when there's a link to where you can find the original artist on the image.
Taking someone's car to crash it in a derby isn't a compliment to them any more than taking someone's art to wreck it or claim it is a compliment. More so without asking.
"What about realism artists?! They copy from photographs all the time, no originality there
The Wind Rises Contest WinnersThe Wind Rises Contest Winners11 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
In the Wind Rises Tribute Contest, we asked you to celebrate the art of Hayao Miyazaki by creating a very special Tribute to the art of "The Wind Rises." Each of the three winning entries picked by deviantART staff were featured on the deviantART homepage in a billboard that linked directly to the winner's deviantART profile. In addition, each winner will receive a framed print of his or her work and $1,000 USD! Thank you to everyone who participated in paying tribute to Miyazaki's last film!
Time for the 50 Watchers rewardHey everyone, I have an important announcement, to celebrate hitting the 50 Watchers mark, I am going to do a mass OC group pic featuring all of your characters. Everyone can send in one OC that will be in the picture. I'll line up the names with the watcher below, starting from first to newest. Comment your OC (and a reference pic) and once I have enough submissions, the 50 watchers celebration can begin!Time for the 50 Watchers reward8 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. :iconmega-manga-ink: - Gin Araishi
3. :iconWMcLaughlin56: - Aome Linda Jones
5. :iconblackwolfofdoomasjia: - Black
6. :iconBlackRoses4356: - Kuroda
8. :iconKinjito-Shimizu34568: - Rayonetta Shidux Matoi
9. :iconSammichFreak: - Shackle
10. :iconALY2119485: - Kiana
11. :icongaritoaga2006: - Blair
12. :iconCaffinated-Pinecone: - Orifur
16. :iconThe-Midnight-Sparkle: - Midnight Sparkle
17. :iconEmissaryofRainbows: - Ginger
TALENT IS EARNEDTalent is EarnedTALENT IS EARNED7 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
'For exposure' - a warning to artistsI ran into this Twitter page a few days ago. It's a collection of real comments that artists get all the time asking them to work for free, or, as these people often prefer to say, "for exposure".'For exposure' - a warning to artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
People like this are usually trying to guilt-trip artists into taking on massive projects for no pay, claiming it'll be good advertisement or that they'll get paid once the project becomes a success. The truth is, the chances of getting picked up by a major studio are extremely small. The so-called free advertisement the artist may or may not end up getting is usually not worth the effort.
Just to give you a taste of the disrespect for an artist's time and energy that some people have, here's a choice quote:
"Need Animator-I have a story that's 4 seasons long, 10 episodes each. looking for maximum quality. No pay. I will warn that I am very picky"
Does this person even realize the amount of work that goes into animation? Depending on the
More "Breaking into a job with art"...Hi guys! I hope everyone is well! For some strange reason I've been getting an overwhelming number of people asking me about breaking into a job with art all of a sudden @_@More "Breaking into a job with art"...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll always answer any further questions. (just note me or leave a comment)
But I just wanna refer you guys to some previous writings from other artists I have already posted earlier, and is still really good information if you've missed it.
Even if some of these are comics, I feel like most of the things stated are universal for most art-related jobs. Don't be put off just because you might not be interested in doing comics.
Paper Wings Podcast
And then I wanna talk about the basic stuff:
- It's hard. It really is. But don't give up.
The last First Class meal on the RMS TitanicFirst CourseThe last First Class meal on the RMS Titanic3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cream of Barley
Poached Salmon with Mousseline Sauce, Cucumbers
Filet Mignons Lili
Sauté of Chicken, Lyonnaise
Vegetable Marrow Farci
Lamb, Mint Sauce
Roast Duckling, Apple Sauce
Sirloin of Beef, Chateau Potatoes
Parmentier & Boiled New Potatoes
Roast Squab & Cress
Cold Asparagus Vinaigrette
Pate de Foie Gras
Peaches in Chartreuse Jelly
Chocolate & Vanilla Eclairs
French Ice Cream
Each course was paired with wines. When the meal was complete, the first-class passengers were offered spirits and cigars.