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 CARS3 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
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)2 years 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
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 die4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Allright. The rage has consumed me entirely too much.
What can I do to relax?
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 Resource4 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.
Dude, where's my Droid?It’s weird to know that we’ll see AI driven machines within the next two decades. Maybe even the humanoid automatons of science fiction.Dude, where's my Droid?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It’s all being taken very seriously by certain parties. Some scientists have approached the UN and asked for the issue to be addressed in a more formal capacity, with a hope that laws against these machines taking certain roles will be put in place. Specifically “killer robots”. They don’t want to see a machine deciding when it’s right to pull the trigger.
That concern is perfectly understandable, but there’s another that is less touched on: are robots getting too cute?
RAFFLE CLOSED [WINNER ANNOUNCED!]I decided to host one of these raffles that will probably go on for the duration of the week. BUT there's a catch. As everyone knows, and if you don't know you probably should, I love original characters and especially male original characters! This will be the theme of this raffle. I want you to share your OC's with me and my followers! PLEASE READ EVERYTHING ON THIS JOURNALRAFFLE CLOSED [WINNER ANNOUNCED!]9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will be offering an experimental waist painting(or cell-CG if the winner prefers) much like:
Experimental meaning I will be using your OC to practice some sort of lighting, expression, or color pallet. Gradient/simple BG. You can choose between a painting which will most likely be a lighting or color palette practice, or Cell-CG which will be emotion/pose practice.
I will also randomly choose some OC's that catch my eyes and do some pose/portrait sketches for practice and upload them in a sort of sketch dump either here on dA or on Tumblr so keep y
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
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Movie Review: InterstellarMovie Review: Interstellar1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Enter Wormhole Anomalous by 3RDAXISDesign
Foreword By techgnotic
Interstellar joins 2001 and Gravity in Pushing the Space Survival Envelope
Please join depthRADIUS in welcoming TimberClipse (a.k.a. Zev) as a new and hopefully continuing movie reviewer as well as reporter on film generally and the deviantART film community specifically. Zev’s qualifications include his having had his short film directorial efforts chosen as official selections at several prestigious showcases including the Austin Film Festival. This
DESIGN A CHARACTER CONTEST! 300pts PRIZE! + iconsI appreciate any advertising, as I want as many entries as possible ^.^DESIGN A CHARACTER CONTEST! 300pts PRIZE! + icons4 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
Zone of absolute Transformation !!!This is the idea this idea !!Zone of absolute Transformation !!!3 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
Corruption of ChampionsYes, it is a game created by someone and it is really addicting.Corruption of Champions4 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
Collection: Stellar CenturionsCollection: Stellar Centurions1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
“The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. Children, of course, begin life with an untarnished sense of wonder, a capacity to experience total joy at something as simple as the greenness of a leaf; but as they grow older, the awareness of death and decay begins to impinge on their consciousness and subtly erode their joie de vivre, their idealism—and their assumption of immortality. As a child matures, he sees death and pain everywhere about him, and begins to lose faith in the ultimate goodness of man. But, if he’s reasonably strong—and lucky—he can emerge from this twilight of the soul into a rebirth of life’s elan. Both because of and in spite of h
Challenge: Santa's Elves Need New OutfitsChallenge: Santa's Elves Need New Outfits1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
SPOTLIGHT CHALLENGE: JUST FOR FUN
SANTA'S ELVES NEED NEW OUTFITS
Deadline: December 17th — Wrap Up: December 20th
Saint Nick by CrazyAsian1
Challenge Wrap Ups
After many years of heated negotiations, only the threat of unionization and a crippling holiday season strike by worker–elves could finally bring Santa Claus, the ultimate traditionalist, to the bargainin
Contest #1: 'dAmn FanArt'Contest #1: 'dAmn FanArt'4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Draw Your Favorite deviant's OC!
Begins May 1, 2012; Ends precisely May 31, 2012 - 12:00 pm Central
Each successfully entered deviation will be awarded 10 points.
Due to some unforeseen health issues the final 'winners list' may be posted late. (No later than June 5th.)
You MUST have a reference picture of the OC in your artist's comments.You MUST have a link to this contest and proper permissions.You MUST have this contest blog in your favorites.
Hey guys and gals~! Well, May is finally here and do you know what that means? ...It is legitimate contest time! Just like the giveaway (which ended yesterday; Congrats to le winners), this contest will span an entire month in which you can put in your entries.
The Rules Are As Follows:
YOU MUST FAVOR
co to jest homestuckco to jest homestuck?! prosze niech mnie ktoś obdaży tą wiedzą !!!co to jest homestuck4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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.Jan4 years ago in Personal More Like This
DronesDrones3 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
DA Lit : Who We AreI am proud to be exclusively a literature artist. I really don't know how to do anything else. Here on DA, Literature is not necessarily under appreciated by most of the people in the community, it is just widely ignored. I think, really, many of us are completely okay with that. For the most part, we aren't here for popularity.DA Lit : Who We Are4 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are here for each other. We don't have thousands of followers. We don't have millions of faves. But for the most part, we have been able to find other artists that help us to refine our art. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I truly cannot express the appreciation and love that I have for my friends who consistently critique my work. One monstroooo, ChibiDomo, or any other of my adamant critique-rs is worth a thousand faceless, nameless followers.
We are a community of our own. There are many groups here on DA that inspire writ
Make Money Selling Premium ContentMake Money Selling Premium Content3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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365 Days... Mindful Meditation of Daily DrawingsWatch depthRADIUS365 Days... Mindful Meditation of Daily Drawings2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Days of Doodles
Mindful Meditation of Daily Drawing
Foreword by techgnotic
Gabriel Picolo is a graphic design student in Brazil who has provided at least two people—me and himself—a most compelling reason for getting out of bed every morning in 2014. He calls it the 365 Days of Doodles Project, for which he creates, each day, one of his wildly imaginative pencil sketch and ink drawings (quite a bit more elevated than a “doodle”—more like a free-flowing meditation).
Google Analytics For Your deviantART ProfilePremium Members can now use Google Analytics to get meaningful insight about the traffic to their deviantART Profile! Using our new Google Analytics integration, you can access comprehensive statistics about your audience, traffic, and art.Google Analytics For Your deviantART Profile2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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By enabling the feature on your profile, you can now use Google Analytics to get a better grasp on the deviantART experience that you’ve created for your audience!
Understand what types of people are organically drawn to your work. Where do they live? How long are they on your page?
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Time Traveling While You SleepTime Traveling While You Sleep1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Time Traveling While You Sleep
By istickboy & Truepicturesinc
Time Travel in a Time of Regret
An Experiment with Time is a long essay by the Irish aeronautical engineer J. W. Dunne (1875–1949) on the subjects of precognition and the human experience of time.
John William Dunne was an Irish aeronautical engineer and author. In the field of parapsychology, he achieved a preeminence through
Lightning Returns: FF XIII ContestLightning Returns: FF XIII Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII allows players to customize its heroine, Lightning, in ways the series never has before. To celebrate, deviantART and Square Enix invite you to design your own customization of Lightning in the first ever contest of its kind! Su
Taking Your Art to The Next Level in 2015!Taking Your Art to The Next Level in 2015!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Taking your art to the next level in 2015!
Duel of the fates
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
Famously said by many, “Ninety percent of success is showing up.” How true it is about a soul killing combination: looking at what our own first efforts in any endeavor, particularly art, result in, and then looking at the works of far more experienced artists. Giving up always seems the logical, if panicked,