Top Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring IllustratorsI wrote this thing. If you want to repost it on your blog or journal, please credit me with: Article by illustrator Kristina Gehrmann - www. mondhase.deTop Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring Illustrators2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Selling yourself as a beginner
I found a prime example of this in a forum for artists seeking work. The thread title was „Starting-out artist looking for a chance",, and the thread told that the artist is „looking for a client for whom I may draw" and has „just graduated from art college".
We all were at this point once, but usually it takes too long to realize that „beginner" is the wrong mindset, even if you are one. Such statements sound like excuses and are guaranteed to weaken your position. Don't make excuses. Do not justify your work, and do not justify your prices. This is a tricky habit to acquire since we're not very confident by nature, but remember the image you wan
| mini design contest |Just want to do it!| mini design contest |2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yesterday Shakumi asked me if I have some little characters. And I said 'no D:'
I decided to make it. I made some designs but its not that i want.
So i'm interested in your ideas.
I don't know if i make a new character but who knows. Maybe it will inspire me :3
Some kind of talisman 8D
theme: you should draw a little creature like Shakumi's character
it must be:
- as little as she
- has interesting but simple pelt
- has interesting item / accessories (but i guess it' not so necessary)
no matter what mix of animals/birds it would be. it must be little unusual and cute <3
1st place - full-body character with simple BG
2d place - full-body character without BG
3d place - chibi or full-body sketch
the contest starts right now and will end 1st of September 23:59 (Moscow time) 8D
I don't want to put down names h
Art theft is not a crime - say NO to copyrightToday, a DD was awarded to a nice acrylic painting (below left) which was painted from my photo (below right) -Art theft is not a crime - say NO to copyright2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just about the only thing I don't like about is the strong cyan tint, which seems to be more associated with the photo of the painting rather than then painting itself. Overall it's definitely one of the best derivative works I've yet to see based on my photos. I really enjoyed exploring how all the little details differed between the two.
Rpriet1 did not ask for my permission, or inform me of using my photo. A DA gallery moderator just messaged to ask whether I would like the deviation removed, and the DD revoked. I think most artists who've had their work "stolen" would be outraged, but for me the answer was a very unambiguous no. This is a complicated issue, and I think that the vast majority of the readers will disagree with me at this point, so let me explain my position carefully.
The concept of intellectual property, the way it ex
Introducing the deviantART Collection on FotoliaToday, we are announcing the launch of the deviantART Collection on Fotolia, a selection of over 3,000 images from artists on deviantART. It is a grand experiment bringing together the excellence of work on deviantART with an opportunity for artists to gain worldwide commercial exposure for their work.Introducing the deviantART Collection on Fotolia2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
What is the deviantART Collection?
A while back, we announced our partnership with Fotolia.com through the StockProject group, where you can find hundreds of free stock images. We teamed up with Fotolia once again to create the deviantART Collection.
A team of professional photo editors started filtering through images on deviantART looking for excellent photographs that would work on commercial websites, like Fotolia, that sell images for designers and art directors to use in magazines, advertisements and product packaging. The team then offered artists on deviantART an opportunity to
PE - S&R Category Guides - Model StockStock & Resources Categories - Getting to the bottom of thingsPE - S&R Category Guides - Model Stock2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Stock & Resources gallery is currently made up of:
15 main categories
76 sub categories
66 sub sub categories
20 sub sub sub categories
4 sub sub sub sub categories
That's an awful lot of places you could potentially place your deviations! Due to this HUGE selection we are going to spend a little time this week trying to highlight some common "miscats" and show you examples of what and where you should be submitting your work to make the most of its exposure and usefulness!
There's no point in submitting your work if you're not going to place it where artists expect to be looking for it, which means the more you can "drill down" through the categories to place your image in the right one the more likely it is that other artists will find and use it!!
Stock Photography - Model Sub cats.
The Stock/model sub cate
All things Owl - contest #4This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.All things Owl - contest #42 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's Owls' Time!
In this contest, your task is to not quite portray an owl, but include it in a depicted (or described) situation, where the owl (or owls!) is just one of the picture's or writting's elements. An owl watching a murderer and his poor victim or sitting in an opened window of witch's hut? Or something else?
In this contest we've got a special folder for the entries! It can be accessed here. If your submission gets accepted, I will edit this entry and your piece will be featured here, so everybody could see how awesome things you can do. There are allowed all the techniques you may find in our gallery, and remember, it must fit The Rules.
Deadline: the 20th of September 2012, 10 p.m. GMT.
Limit of submis
Engage Wonderment: Odyssey - Phase TwoGreetings Everyone. Over the last six weeks I have been plotting, planning, and researching all of the ways we might efficiently and effectively go about publishing Odyssey this year in book form. In an effort to bring back the best possible counsel before embarking on this process I have spoken with multiple publishers, printers, designers, distributors, and authors that I have worked with in the past.Engage Wonderment: Odyssey - Phase Two2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wed Feb 22, 2012, 7:30 PM
Engage Wonderment: Odyssey - Phase Two
Over the last six weeks I have been plotting, planning, and researching all of the ways we might efficiently and effectively go about publishing Odyssey this year in book form. In an effort to bring back the best possible counsel before embarking on this process I have spoken with multiple publishers, printers, designers, dis
News to know! A quick recap!The behind-the-scenes works never stops at deviantART and we’ve had our hands in a many pots as of late. Here’s a quick recap of recent upgrades and also information about a few enhancements that are soon on their way.News to know! A quick recap!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you’re a follower of devBUG, you already have some familiarity with Stash -- the name we’ve given to the revamp of deviantART’s exisiting submission process.
However, Stash is so much more than a simple revamp. Your Stash on deviantART will become home to all your images, writing... everything! Here's how it works:
You can drag and drop multiple files into your Stash, quickly and easily.
However, those files won’t appear in your Gallery, or to your Watchers, until you specifically say so. Allowing you an easy place to storage images until you’re ready to publish
Artist Interviews - Conzpiracy:iconConzpiracy: conzpiracy Is the lair of the rather talented Dean, better known as Conz. In between writing articles, working for clients and doing his own art he kindly agreed to answer some questions about stock for us.Artist Interviews - Conzpiracy2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For those who might not know you already, can you share a little bit of Conzpiracy history? What made you first get into the art scene and who were you most influenced by in your early years, and has that changed/evolved?
Prior to working with digital, I used to draw all the time - mainly using inks and biro. I was influenced by the works of Clive Barker, comic books, horror movies, virtuoso's like Giger and the illustrators of 2000AD.
I started working freelance at 15, literally my first year of Photoshop practice - producing event flyers for Drum n Bass events in my area. My work was rubbish and I was getting paid peanuts, but it put me in good stead to learn people skills and the pressures of working to deadline.
Community Projects Update - Jan/FebWe've seen quite a few changes in the last few months! So here's your first Community Relations update for Community Projects of 2012.Community Projects Update - Jan/Feb2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents:What are Community Projects?Change in VolunteersProjects Introduction and GoalsProposed Projects Category ChangesDaily DeviationsProjects Listing
PE: Typography Critique TipsAs part of Project Educate Critique week, the Community Volunteers would like to share more art specific elements to consider whilst giving good critique.PE: Typography Critique Tips2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today we are looking at the Typography gallery, with our Top Tips provided by the wonderful assistance of pica-ae
Check out the tips!
This is one of the first lessons you learn in Typography: "Keep the text readable!" If nobody can read, what you wrote, what's the sense in it?
Now keep in mind that this relates to Design! In Design, Typography is a tool that helps you convey a message. If Typography stands on its own, as an artform or sub-category to Art, this rule is no longer decisive.
If you look at Art, rules are meant to be broken!
There are two sides to why it may be okay for a piece to lack readability.
Too many fonts / Hard to read single words. You can find this very often with music quotes. By using different font siz
Photography Troubleshooting: What Digital Camera?Courtesy of sine-out and his fantastic knowledge, we now bring you the fourth in this series of articles. sine-out has answered all the questions that have come up so far. Do you have one? Is there something you need help with? Drop us a comment and we'll see what we can do! And as always, if you have information that could help someone out, let us know!Photography Troubleshooting: What Digital Camera?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"How do I select a new camera?"
"One of the most often asked questions I've seen regarding photography, above how to do something, is 'what is the best camera?', or 'what camera should I get?'.
Or something along those lines. The critical thing to note is that there is no such thing as the best camera.
Sure there are cameras that are technically better at certain things, for example, some cameras have very high resolutions, other are very good at low light photography, some are very small, and so on, but there's no su
Still Life and Irving PennIrving Penn - probably most widely known for his Fashion Photography and Portraiture work was also an inspiring still life photographer. He's one of those legacies who continues to education the Art world long after his death (which was in 2009 at the grand age of 92).Still Life and Irving Penn2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As you can see, even here on deviantART people are paying homage to the master and recreating his works. Whilst the Still Life Photography Gallery here on deviantART has moved into the modern era with creative bokeh and other fantastic effects - the traditional beginnings still remain to inspire at least some. Penn was, in fact, one of the first photographers to begin posing objects and people against a grey or white backdrop. Something utilized by Photographers almost daily now.
Game on! There's trouble at Holiday HQ!Oh noes! Holiday Trouble!Game on! There's trouble at Holiday HQ!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're getting closer and closer to the holiday season! Unfortunately, in overwhelming excitement for this time of year, our chaos gerbils ran awry, and llama herds stampeded through our office. In the pandemonium, they left behind a huge mess, with stars and ornaments knocked off our tree, bows from our presents scattered on the floor, and Super Llama Plushies carelessly strewn from their shelves. With such clutter and disorganization, we need your help to clean it up in our newest holiday game!
What is it?
Head to Holiday Headquarters, and you’ll find the Holiday Trouble game listed under the ‘Events’ section.
This or That Emote Pack Contest - Closed!Emoticon Pack: a collection of emoticons (emotes) meant for use in a messenger or on a personal website that covers a variety of different emotions.This or That Emote Pack Contest - Closed!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Required emoticon themes
Lazy OR FlirtatiousSheepish OR MischievousSpeechless OR Down-troddenHurt OR ImpatientIn Love OR HungryEvil Laugh OR TMI (Too Much Information)Envy OR GreedInsecure OR Grateful Relieved OR ConcernedWait, what?! OR OMGYESPLZ
You must select one (1) emoticon theme per pair, as listed above.
You have to include at least five (5) original emoticons [free choice emoticons] to create a minimum total of fifteen (15) emoticons.
You cannot create any emoticons based on theme pair options that you did not choose.
There is no upper limit to the number of emoticons that you include in this pack.
It must be clear which emoticon represents which emotion, and must be st
November Daily Deviation Roundups Community Relations Daily Deviations RoundupsNovember Daily Deviation Roundups3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sometimes it's impossible to keep up with all the Daily Deviation roundups at the end of each month. Hopefully this blog will give you a chance to browse the roundups a bit more freely and not miss anything out!
Manga/Anime DD Roundup
Artisan Craft Daily Deviations
Game Development Daily Deviations
Icons and Handhelds Summary
Emoticon Daily Deviation Roundup
Second LifePardon if this has already been done before, but I was just wondering how many of us were on second life?Second Life3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It seems like it could be a really fun opportunity for members of this "pack" to get together and not just chat, but also run around and look like our wolfy selves. (or whatever you like!)
It's free to join, although you do have to pay for the custom avatars. However, it's really not much at all, and they've got some really excellent wolf ones.
SLARF, or the Second Life Avatar Review Files, is a website that discusses most (but not all) of the animal avatars you can get. http://www.slarf.org/
Just a couple examples..
One of my favorite companies is The WereHouse... they do a great werewolf:
Normal wolf: http://www.werehousesl.com/wildwolf/
and Dire Wolf: http://www.werehousesl.com/direwolf/
Other quad (run around on 4 legs) avatars:
NOVA | Hunting The Hidden DimensionFor anyone interested...tonight on PBS's Nova is a show called Hunting the Hidden Dimension!!! the description goes as follows.NOVA | Hunting The Hidden Dimension3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A new branch of math called FRACTALS has opened up a path to scientific analysis and understanding!!!
we have the greatest fractal artists in the world here on deviantart......
A Visual History of 3D Art3-Dimensional Art doesn't have a history dating back hundreds of years. Its inception is very much linked to the evolution of Computing and Computer Graphics.A Visual History of 3D Art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Because history can get very detailed, this article will just include a summary timeline. If you want to know more, just click the links dotted throughout
1950 - Laposky's Oscilon
Our story begins in 1950 with Benjamin Francis Laposky, a sign painter and army veteran who was also an artist and mathematician. In addition to getting a kick out of creating Magic Square Puzzles, Ben created what is arguably the first set of computer generated images, "electrical compositions" using a cathode ray oscilloscope:
1959 - The first CAD Package
Project Educate Stock & Resources Week IntroWELCOME TO PROJECT EDUCATE STOCK & RESOURCES WEEK!Project Educate Stock & Resources Week Intro2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So what is Project Educate?
Project Educate, was originally launched in 2008 by the Community Relations team, and is designed to promote and support artistic growth and knowledge throughout the community. The project includes contests, interviews, and various other events for artistic and community involvement.
The project now runs directly in line with the community through the group projecteducate so don't forget to head over there and check out all the great articles and information being produced by and for the community!
Stock & Resources PE Week 2012
The stock and resources gallery has the unique advantage of spanning the entire DAverse, covering all the other galleries with tutorials, guides, how to's, brushes, textures, models and stock photography.
This week Dan and I are going to attempt to show you some of the unique, inspirational and wonderful crea
CEA Blog: How to Submit an Abuse ReportHi deviants!CEA Blog: How to Submit an Abuse Report3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today I would like to address an issue that unfortunately happens quite often in abuse reports filed to our support center. We've had guides and articles written about this in the past but we felt it was time for a refresher!
So what is an "Abuse Report"?
The Abuse Report category is where a deviant would file their ticket under if they are being harassed or was witness to someone else being harassed out there in our community. Not knowing where to go or what to do when this happens understandably only adds to the problem!
Before anything else, please remember that abuse reports are only for the most severe of harassment issues. Things like disagreements, debates, general rudeness one might experience due to the anonymity of the internet or personal drama you may have with another deviant are some minor issues that can be easily handled by taking advantage of our Hide and
Text Art Tips #3[This is an updated article! Nothing new yet, sorry.]Text Art Tips #33 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Finally the third news article in my TextArtTIPS Series!
Check out the previous issues Text Art Tips #1 & Text Art Tips #2
Third Set of Tips On How To Improve Your Text Art & Typography
A script font in capitals is almost impossible to read.
Comic style fonts work in Capitals.
Script, or chirographic, fonts can give your artwork a nice personal or realistic touch. But there are some things you may want to pay attention to, when it comes to using them.
Most importantly: do not use Capitals!
Traditional script fonts have big and with swashes decorated uppercase letters. Writing in capitals makes your text unreadable and it does not look goo
PE S&R This to That #3THIS ... TO THAT Edition 3PE S&R This to That #32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We have already touched this week on the POTENTIAL of stock and resources in Dan's article here --> The Potential of Stock so it seemed a good time to show you HOW MUCH POTENTIAL stock and resource really have... when you open your eyes and think outside the obvious.
Friesian stock IV by lovergil --> Corrupted by WistfulDesigns
Crystal Brushes for Photoshop by eliskan --> White Crystals by Corvinerium
Iberian woman 4 stock by IngwellRitter-Stock --> Iberian Warrior by Josh-Finney
Black Ranger Garb by Reine-Haru --> Remembrance by HansNomad
Cloud Stock 5 by CelticStrm-Stock --> THE TENUOUS HOPE OF THE BEING by MoodyBlue
:thumb136227398: --> Dear friend by whyou
...and a chance to pimp my own stock a little
Celebrating Deviousness - January 2012 Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - January 20123 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `thorns
Beta Reading Tutorial
Beta Reading for Authors
Vintage Style Frame
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month
to one truly outstanding deviant.
As 2012 kicks off with fireworks around the world, we're also celebrating in style with the
latest addition to the recipients of the illustrious Deviousness Award.