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
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
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
dA PRO Camera Bag TweetdA PRO Camera Bag5 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Movie Review: Citizenfour (2014)Movie Review: Citizenfour (2014)5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
CitizenFour: A Question of Heroic Journalism or Irresponsible Treason and its Enigmatic Messenger
Edward Snowden portrait
In a lot of cases, documentaries are simply too dry, depressing, or too uncomfortably true to enjoy the kinds of audiences that narrative filmed entertainments enjoy.
So when you try to convince someone
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 ) Contest2 years 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
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 reward1 year 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
Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art ContestSharpen your weapons and prepare to fight for the Nexus in Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art Contest! Illustrate your favorite heroes engaged in battle for the chance to win cash prizes and a personalized sketch from Heroes of the Storm Senior Art Director Sam Didier. With many powerful heroes awaiting your call, who will you choose? Enter now!Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art Contest2 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
How to Enter
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
Premier Pulp! 4 OutIt's that time again. You can grab yourself a copy of the latest issue in PDF or CBR format here: http://premierpulp.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/issue-4-of-premier-pulp/Premier Pulp! 4 Out3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're open to submissions once again for the 5th issue! You can find all the details on the blog, including how to contact us/the deadlines/technical requirements. Our IRC channel as always is #Pulp @ Rizon (http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://email@example.com), and stopping by there is a quick way to introduce yourself and get involved.
Once again, a special thanks to everyone from here who took part in this. Also, a big thank you toward our readers, new or old. If you want to support us, like our blog post/reblog us on tumblr/retweet us on twitter. Every bit of exposure helps!
- Brian, Pulp Editor
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Hehe, point giveaway winners c:Sorry for this being so long and stuffHehe, point giveaway winners c:3 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
Dragons!!Hey, I am thinking about doing some dragons! See the poll below if you want to vote on what my next kind should be.Dragons!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have made 2 dragons so far of my own, and I guess I did :iconexiiinka:'s dragoness. That make 3. So here are the dragons I have posted on DA thus far...
Last I looked it seems like Fire Dragons are winning!
I also think it would be fun to make some Pokemon Dragons. Maybe they would get to be in :icontraditionalpokeart:! Who knows? That would be prestegious..
Stop and say hi and give me a hug, OK? :iconaawplz: :iconawwplz:
Morishita Reika Supports Megaman Legends 3An odd coincidence since the last journal posted was about the possibility of having CAPCOM put up the soundtrack for Megaman Legends 1/Rockman Dash (especially since it's the only game with a complete official soundtrack). For those of you who don't know Morishita Reika is the one who sings "Another Sun" and "Your Wind Is Blowing" which are the opening and ending songs for Rockman Dash 1. A pity we never could hear them in the US version. Another kudos to :iconMegaman-Evolution: for keeping up with this. From what I understand she was very sad to hear about the cancelation of the prototype and Legends 3 along with it. She even went so far as to say that she wanted to work with CAPCOM again and have a reprise of both songs.Morishita Reika Supports Megaman Legends 34 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know about you guys but it would've been pretty cool having the vocalist for the first game do the 3rd game to bring things full circle. It's really nice to know after all that time she'd want to step up and sing again for that series.
For more in
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:
Lockheed's Falling Star: The F-22 RaptorFunny, isn't it, how the OBOGS (On-Board Oxygen Generator System) of the F-22 doesn't seem to work, despite over 20 years of R&D?Lockheed's Falling Star: The F-22 Raptor4 years ago in Personal More Like This
That doesn't seem to be an issue in the OBOGS systems used in other fighters, like the Typhoon, Rafale, Gripen, Mig-35, Su-35, J-10, and dozens of others --- to say nothing of PAST aircraft, like the Su-47 Firkin and F-20 Tigershark.
Even funnier is that not long after this was announced...;
...THIS was announced!;
And all this, after rust problems..;
...defective stealth materials...;
...stuff coming unglued...;
Collection: The Skeletal SmileCollection: The Skeletal Smile5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Skeletal Smile
Skeleton dude speedpaint
Skeletons simultaneously attract and repulse us, much like the contemplation of our one day inevitable deaths.
We would like to as much as possible shut out thoughts of our mortality, even though it is the one thing all human beings have common — the price of being alive is to know we will one day die. Skeletons are always there to remind us of this one grim universally equalizing reality, an iron
October 2014 challenge! Less than 4 days to participate!!October 2014 challenge!9 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
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 Public3 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
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.Skullgirls4 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
Contest 17 - Top Three Smash Players - WINNERS!Contest 17 - Top Three Smash Players - WINNERS!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
AND THE WINNERS ARE....
In the Judge's Section:
What the judges were saying: Not only did Bardo-No hit all the points of the challenge, they also constructed an amazing composition out of beautiful black and white linework. Just sublime!
What the judges were saying: masterbx also hit every extra point in the challenge and in very clever ways! We ADORE how Master and Crazy Hands are the ones playing the game. Awesome, creative piece of work here.
What the judges were saying: Sharulia also magnificently hit every point of the challenge, with some very uniquely styled artwork. Her coloring is very bright and happy, almost story-book like - a great contrast to the other entri
I have asexuality: don't assign me yours"The brief relationships I had, once people realizedI have asexuality: don't assign me yours1 year 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,
CHRISTMAS CONTEST ENDS TOMMOROW!!DEADLINE- DECEMBER 24THCHRISTMAS CONTEST ENDS TOMMOROW!!2 years 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]2 years 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