SNIPPY: die pilot dieIf a Pilot falls dead in the radioactive, frozen wasteland and there is no one around to hear it....do you think Captain would find out it was me?SNIPPY: die pilot die3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Allright. The rage has consumed me entirely too much.
What can I do to relax?
4 Kinds of StorytellingHere's an old journal from 2010 about storytelling. Because I have a lot more readers these days, I think I'm going to start reposting some of my earlier posts for my newer audience. So for you old timers, feel free to skip.4 Kinds of Storytelling1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In full disclosure, I slightly edited this journal to make it a little more balanced (while also fixing a ton of typos).
I feel like the word "storytelling" gets thrown around a lot in our industry. Yet when I look out there at some comics, I don't always see a lot of evidence for it.
It feels like people in comics pros--myself included--often use the word only because we feel like we're supposed to. Over the years enough professionals have been accused of being poor storytellers to the degree that everyone is now afraid of being a pinup artist as opposed to a bona fide storyteller. But it's not enough just to claim you're a storyteller.
Most people reading this probably h
CommissionsThere is a waiting list for commissions, if you would like one please ask to be added and I will get to you when I can!Commissions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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Each option is full colour unless you ask otherwise! Line arts and sketches will be cheaper~ ask if you're interested
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Animal Character - £15
Pony Character - £15
Custom Pony Design - £25
2.0 Character - £30 (Pony, animal or Pokemon)
Humanoid Character - £25
Pokemon - £15
This list is very simp
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
Commission InformationCommissionsCommission Information2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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I'll note you when I'm ready to start your commission. If I don't get a reply within a few days, I may have to bump you down a spot to keep up with other requests.
Silhouettes: $3.00 USD / 300
Comes with simple background.
Plush Baby: $5.00 USD / 500
Complexity may cost extra.
MiniBust: $5.00 USD / 500
Accessories/complexity may cost extra.
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Homestuck po Polsku: 1.JanChoć dopiero co wstałeś jesteś już w pełni ubrany i (jak ci się wydaje) w zupełnie przygotowany na wszystko co ci ten dzień rzuci pod nogi. Dzisiaj są twoje 13 urodziny. Niestety, zapomniałeś jak masz na imię, więc starasz się je sobie przypomnieć. Pierwszą rzeczą jaka przychodzi ci na myśl to Śmierdziel Kupowładny, ale jesteś prawie całkowicie pewien, że nie jest to twoje prawdziwe imię. Już udało ci się przypomnieć. Twa godność to Jan Egbert. Teraz jak masz to już za sobą zaczynasz rozglądać się po pokoju. Jak już wcześniej wspomniałeś, są twoje urodziny. Po pokoju (na pewno twoim) jest porozwalana pewna liczba ciast. Uznajesz, że teraz jest odpowiedni czas by wspomnieć o swoich zainteresowaniach. Uwielbiasz oglądać filmy w szczególności te, któreHomestuck po Polsku: 1.Jan3 years ago in Personal More Like This
InterstellarShareInterstellar1 week ago in Art Features More Like This
Interstellar by MachiavelliCro
Who needs enemy aliens — when the oddities of space travel itself are so mind–blowing?
Terraforming 1.1 by Wasteland-3D
s the following gallery of landscapes of deviantARTist–imagined other worlds well attests to — the natural desire of humans to explore and discover knows no bounds, not even the limits of the Earth’s atmospheric shell. Whatever’s out there, beyond our galaxy: we want to put eyes on it. But space travel presents quite a problem.
Critique Personality TypesI thought I'd type up something on the type of people you're likely to meet in critique groups and how to handle them. For those wondering, I am a Pit Bull Trooper.Critique Personality Types3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to add other types; I don't think I got them all.
Also, feel free to donate so I can buy another Premium Membership: http://Droemar.deviantart.com/?givepoints
The Toxic Snark
Most likely to be: Parents, self-described elitists, jerks in general
"When are you going to write for real? Why are you wasting your time writing this junk?"
Attributes: This person is inclined to hate your stuff. Without fail. They don't read what you write, or they read "real" literature. And your work is so far below what they like, you're obviously in desperate need of their opinion and correction, which is largely that you should abandon what you're working on and start writing their idea of a story. They hate mainstream, or hate a genre
Commissions are CLOSED20 sketchCommissions are CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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100 For next character
You choose whether you want a headshot or not
Wy wybieracie czy ma być head shot czy raczej cała postać c:
Przyjmę max 3 zamówienia.
Commission info and whatnot[EDIT] I've decided to lower my prices. Why? Just because. I realized that they may have been a bit high :icontoodamnhighplz:Commission info and whatnot2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1 character flat colour : $5
1 character shaded : $10
Extra characters are $3 each for flat, $8 each for shaded
Simple backgrounds are $5 extra (will often be abstract)
Complex backgrounds will vary between $10 - $25 extra depending on you wanted.
Torch hounds :
(they are more expensive as they are more complex than ponies)
1 character flat colour : $8
1 character shaded : $15
Extra characters are $5 for flat, and $12 for shaded.
Backgrounds are the same
All prices are CAD, if interested, just send a note!
f#$k you brain!!!!so yeah... now i'll spend my future watching of avengers age of ultron making reapers jokesf#$k you brain!!!!1 day ago in Personal More Like This
i mean even the damn voice!
AAFI - Featuring MyeniaWelcome Anthro Deviants! This will be the fourth installment of many articles and features I will be bringing to the Anthro Community! I would like to introduce the fourth installment of Anthro Artist Feature and Interview with the lovely and talented sarahfinnigan!AAFI - Featuring Myenia3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
July 2011 by sarahfinnigan
This is one of my personal favorites from sarahfinnigan because it really showcases some great detail and attention to highlights, shading and the surrounding backdrop. The details in the rocks are superb! It really makes you feel as though you can reach out and be a part of this piece!
The fur detail is breathtaking and the whole feel of this piece is unique!
Myenia-Art.com | WereWolf Calendar
sarahfinnigan was one of the few Anthro artists I first stumbled across way back when. She has always proven herself over and over again that hard work, patience and skill can help you a
5 Comic Book Truths (that I don't think are true)There are lots of tips, chestnuts, and other pieces of advice that I've heard over the years--tidbits of wisdom passed on from one generation to the next, from professional to professor to prospective student. Some of them are drawing tips, some of them are tricks to dealing with publishers, and some are general guidelines on how to survive in comics. Most of them are useful and true and will stand the test of time, but a few of them have become hackneyed platitudes and have gone unquestioned for too long. Here are 5 that I'm questioning...5 Comic Book Truths (that I don't think are true)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. READERS WILL ONLY LOOK AT A PANEL FOR 5 SECONDS, SO DON'T SWEAT IT TOO MUCH.
I understand the intention of this bit of wisdom, and I mostly agree with it: drawing great interiors is important, but at the same time, you don't want to get bogged down with small details that most readers won't even notice.
But here's my concern with this: if you treat every panel like it's disposable, then you're less likely to make an impact with reader
"I Can't Draw""....I'm afraid other kids are gonna make fun of my drawing because I'm not good at it.""I Can't Draw"3 years ago in Personal More Like This
....said a fourth grade student to me last week at an Elementary school during my character design lesson. The little boy's comment to me about how worried he was about not being able to accurately represent what he wanted to on paper made me stop and think about something our society sort of imposes on our artists.
Since when did skill in drawing = how good of an artist you are?
I'd like to know.
Of course, we all know drawing is a fundamental skill in which every "artist" is expected to understand the Elements and Principles of Art and Design with because these elements and principles translate to ALL forms of visual art.
LETS STEP BACK AND THINK.........
Think of Art Mediums like Musical Instruments.
Think of Drawing as the Piano.
It's the instrument that most people develop an understanding of Music Theory to begin with.
But what if you picked up a guitar first instead of a piano-- and y
Zone of absolute Transformation !!!This is the idea this idea !!Zone of absolute Transformation !!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Every milestone ... every 5k , 10k , 20k pageviews or so (depending of my free time)
i will create a journal asking what changes should happend
TO THIS POOR GUY who just entered the Zone of absolute Transformation !!!
TOTALLY AT YOUR CHOICE !!!
There must be a few rules for this to hopefuly work:
1. You have to say just one transformation and be clear about it, if you say more than one i will ignore it.
2. Can't be anithing too drastic. (just one transformation or several subtle ones, for example you can't ask for a full change of clothes, but you can make them more girly,
or just ask for one item to change, pants to a skirt for example... neither you cant turn him sudently into a big breasted bimbo,
but you can give him breast or make his whole body a little more femenine, you got the idea)
3. Must be something that fits my style. (meaning he wont sudently become more cartoonish or mangalike)
4. Last transformations can't delete one that wa
Tutorial Madness Part 2Noah BradleyTutorial Madness Part 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Corruption of ChampionsYes, it is a game created by someone and it is really addicting.Corruption of Champions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Have to resist the urge to change into a succubus or demon.
Have to avoid being raped by evil monsters and bee-girls.
All and all it is addicting.
DIE IMP DIE
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ENTER POOKY'S C.O.N.E.S.T </strong>
ANYONE WANNA ENTER A CONTEST???
WIN SOME MONEY
GET SOME PRACTICE ;D
There will be ..
Masquerade Theme : Have my characters in a mascaraed theme, i want crazy mask, i want a ball, i want anything that relates to the party for them.
CandyLand Theme- Let your imaginary flow : D
Evil Theme : Anything evil, bloody, anything that will relate to evil, just make me scared ;D
Space: I would love to see any of my characters in space (:
Make them float, have them flying there, i don't care
DO ALL THEM TOGETHER? O.O
HOW WILL THIS BE JUDGE?</strong>
Imagination , and how far your mind can go, i want to see an idea i never seen before. Something original.
I will have the 4 of each theme, they will get a picture like
Then my friends , whom don't join, will help me pick the final winner.
That again will be judge on how far your imagi
advice on some stuff to look up before tutorialsso im gonna be starting to make some tutorials soonadvice on some stuff to look up before tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
before that you should look up some informations
you probably noticed that in my work it is often hard to distinguish if im using a zbrush model or just painined it all in photoshop
reason for that is simple.
my realism rendering is greatly based on 3 d rendering processes.
by this i mean as i learned 3d i became aware of the stuff we usually visually take for granted.
qualities of material, importance of reflectivity, ambient occlusion, and subsurface scattering.
to any 3d artist these are everyday terms, while 2d artists usually paint them without often even being aware of wheat they are really doing
for instance , a 3d artist will at any given point use 2 types of shadows. cast shadows from a direct lightsource, and ambient occlusion shadows which naturally appear more intensively the closer planes of an object are together.
i can get into this and make it a long discussion , but easier w
DESIGN A CHARACTER CONTEST! 300pts PRIZE! + iconsI appreciate any advertising, as I want as many entries as possible ^.^DESIGN A CHARACTER CONTEST! 300pts PRIZE! + icons2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-You will be designing me TWO CHARACTERS from categories you may pick.
-MAKE SURE YOU TELL ME WHICH CATEGORIES YOU HAVE PICKED (you can pick a minimum of two categories/one for each design, but you can submit as many for those two categories as you wish)
EDIT: --you guys only need to design one character! I figure 2 is kind of a lot ^.^
-SPECIES: humans, canines, deer, & custom creatures (a creature created by your own mind)
-Accessories are a must. What I like: scarves, bangles, fancy necklaces, glasses, hair
You may put as many or as little as you would like. Just note that if you don't put any or too many you don't have as good of a chance to win (:
-As for designs, I like some but not TOO MANY. I like mostly simple designs with maybe one or two large, significant patterns.
-I like natural colors, and I really like hair on my characters ; u;
-As for humans, if you decide to do one, use the same
Setting up Shots - Storytelling ResourceThis will be good for anyone who wants to get across clear story information in storyboarding and film and can probably be applied to comics. Granted there are huge differences with the graphic quality of comics, but this resource will explain thirds, if you don't already know of them, and how to use them. This is a condensed version of information that you can talk about for days and days and there are whole books on this. It's a profession, and I'm not claiming to know everything. I'm just imparting some basics in what I know.Setting up Shots - Storytelling Resource3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Disclaimer: These shots are all taken from Kung Fu Panda 2, which I sadly do not own (I'm not intending them for any malicious or commercial use, purely educational and personal).
I'm going to take some screens from a sequence in Kung Fu Panda 2 and break them down. It all might seem like common sense, but for those of you who don't know why filmmakers make the decisions they do for a shot, here's an explanation.
Every camera shot has a purpose, none is wasted.
Giveaway! Contest! 1000 points to WIN! ~CLOSED~Giveaway! Contest! 1000 points to WIN! ~CLOSED~1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Contest for you!
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2. Fav this jounal.
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DronesApr 10, 2013by techgnoticDrones2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around the world, to op-ed pages debating national security vs. non-juridical “just
FAN ART CONTEST - more prizes and first entries!The contestFAN ART CONTEST - more prizes and first entries!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Winter has always been a season which people either love or hate. No matter where we live we always have some strong emotions connected with it and a lot of them revolve around... snow!
Some love it, some hate it; some play with it creating snowmen, others do everything to get rid of it; some see it all year long and some can only dream about it.
Because of how many different emotions we connect with snow and how many uses it has it's a perfect theme for the promised fan art contest!
Your task is to create a fan art or fan fiction that will present your favourite character(s) interacting with snow.
Every entry should revolve around the "snow" theme. The more original you are, the better!
The work must be a Fan Art / Fan Fiction and it should be submitted into the Fan Art