CLOSED! POM Zombie Clone ContestHey, all! Decided to extend the contest by a week! Normally I do reminders and have just been swamped. So I figured I'd throw in another week! Awesome stuff so far, all!!CLOSED! POM Zombie Clone Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What better way to celebrate the world-premiere teaser trailer tomorrow night than with a contest?! Want to help design a zombie Clone Trooper (AKA Death Trooper) for my motion comic, "Panic Over Muunilinst?" I could use all the help I can get, so now's the time! For the record, the top 3 designs will win a pretty awesome prize, I think - An AWESOME action figure by Hasbro that comes with all the accessories to have a Phase I OR Phase II Captain Fordo! This is easily my favorite figure of all time! But first, the rules!
- MUST be a zombie!
- Phase II armor. Unhelmetted Clones encouraged as well!
- Phase I Clones not eligible.
- Both digital and traditional designs welcome!
- MUST be uploaded to YOUR DeviantArt gallery!
- MUST MUST MUST be YOUR original design!
- Gore is accepted, but in m
Flight Rising: Something About Dragons ContestEdit: The contest deadline is up. The team was overwhelmed by the level of participation from the community. We're working on judging the entries now, but you folks are NOT making this easy. So much love!Flight Rising: Something About Dragons Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Flight Rising is celebrating the release of DragonArt: Ultimate Gallery with a "something about dragons" contest! Share your Flight Rising arts, crafts, or literature by September 28th for a chance to win a spiffy dragon swag. We look forward to seeing your creations!
Entries should feature the gods, dragons, or creatures o
Barrio Guy tutorial now FREE!Barrio Guy Tutorial is now free and available to everyone!Barrio Guy tutorial now FREE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
27 pages and 94 images that guide you through every aspect of the creation of the image. Here go the links for the 3 chapters:
Follow my work in my Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-of-Jose-Alves-da-Silva/234378906916
FREE 1 Hour Tutorial on Painting in Sketchbook ProFREE 1 Hour Tutorial on Painting in Sketchbook Pro3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone! Check out this free 1 hour tutorial on how Bobby Chiu painted the cover of the new release of Sketchbook Pro 6!
Mini Horror Reviews - HalloweenMini Horror Reviews - Halloween1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In this Issue
Halloween Michael Myers
It's October and the sacred 31 days of Halloween are upon us-time to get your gore on! The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween candy has been out since Labor Day. So while you’re waiting in the Starbucks line for an overpriced double pumpkin spice whatever, pass the time with this year’s scary movies reviews!
PE: Setting Up CommissionsSetting Up CommissionsPE: Setting Up Commissions2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello guys! This is iDJPanda on the topic of "Commissions"! Bear with me though. I've never given a commission in my life but I know how people portray their commissions to get them! I hope this article may be of some help to you guys.
Setting up commissions can be hard and making it appealing to customers even harder but there are a few things you can do to any passerby make a double take to see what you are producing! (This is going over how to write a commission journal but can also tie into the widget as well! )
One of the most important steps in this process is providing examples
If you're like me, you LOVE examples. And you ask, "Why are examples so important?"
Providing example works of what you are commissioning leaves the commissioner an idea of what kind of style and quality of artwork they will receiving. It's basically the sampler of the main dish. You don't want to provide "na
I have a secret food affair with pizzaGrowing up, I hated pizza. Actually, I hated all junk food (hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, etc) and I still don't eat junk food... except for pizza. At about 16 years old I started liking pizza and I've LOVED it since, it has all the things I love: bread, tomato, cheese, seasonings, and veggies. But never meat, and I guess the reason I hated it before was because I didn't know it could be prepared without meat. I never get tired of it, and every time there's a chance to eat it, I do! Whenever there's leftovers I will eat them for breakfast, dinner, coffee break, whatever it takes to finish it all. I usually joke saying that I'm making up for all the years I wasted without eating it, all the pizza forever lost.I have a secret food affair with pizza3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I write this because I just witnessed the most beautiful pizza that has ever existed, and I can't eat it my stomach is growling and demanding it, but it will never be mine :iconcryforeverplz:
Ode to the pizza
Oh beautiful pizza
9-11: A Tribute9-11: A Tribute2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
that day of september
we all regret.
9-11 is the day of sorrow and grief, of pain and loss. 9-11 changed the world. The younger ones may not know, those who where there, those who saw it on television were horrified, except the few who did it. 9-11 is the day the World Trade Center, better known as the Twin Towers, ceased to exist; Ground Zero was born. The War on Terror started on this day, and more than a decade later it's still going strong, even though the man behind all this was killed in May 2011(finally). But others followed in his steps and while the intelligence agencies may have prevented some further major attacks, the war, the terror is still going on. 2013, the 12th anniversary - here we are - heartbroken, but stronger than before.
9-11-01: The Facts
On this day in September, a series of four coordinated attacks was launched by the terroris
Becoming a Better Digital Artist Pt. IBecoming a Better Digital Artist Pt. I2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked many times about how to draw or paint and where to find tips and tutorials about it.
I, as a self-taught artist, have struggled a lot trying to learn and understand how to draw well and do digital painting. So I decided to put on a series of journals on this topic providing tips and resources, hoping that it can be useful for anyone who is willing to become an artist.
This series focuses mainly on digital art, but most of the principles can be applied to traditional art as well. This is not a training course, so please don't expect me to give you an in-depth look to it. Just take it as a collection of resources.
I have found most of what I've learned on YouTube and the internet, therefore I will provide many links to pages and channels related to what I'm talking about.
Part I: Introduction
Being an artist in digital painting requires a set of basic skills, no matter the style you like or wa
Commissions Contracts: A Must Have. Yes, there is a lot to read and Yes you should read it. Copy it, paste it and edit it to suit your needs as a commissioner or commissioned artist. Protect yourself by drafting a contract and understanding it.</a>Commissions Contracts: A Must Have.7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It has come to my attention that many deviants commission their work and hold proceedings entirely over deviantArt. In the case that your client/commissioned artist begins to use and distribute your work illegally you will need to have a greater standing than simply a bunch of e-mail print outs if you are to go to court over the matter of misuse. Often the matter is over misunderstanding, which a contract will also help clarify for both parties.
I cannot stress how important it is when doing commissions to have physical signed copies of an Artist/Client Commission Agreement or at the very least a signed confirmation of engagement. It takes longer to organise, especially with overseas clients, but it protects the rights of both parties to the work and is worth the day or so
The Effectiveness of SimplicityI like to draw and look at rather complex works of illustration. Perpectiveful pinnacles of technical achievement, etc. However, I watch a good number of artists who use simplicity to great effect. Whether it be representing more complex objects and figures as simpler forms, or just a philosophy of "less is more," I can easily be just as impressed (if not more so) with the understanding and implementation of simplicity as I get with more complex works.The Effectiveness of Simplicity2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a short feature of some examples of works I've seen recently that got me good. Enjoy!
This work by radsechrist looks complex (such as the third image which I'll be talking about a bit here,) and to an extent it is -- however upon closer inspection, the actual details and construction is quite simplified, even crude. And it's fantastic. The artist shows such a vast understanding of how and where to place detail that matters,
Don't get played (pt.2) Pricing, ads, etc.This will be someway related to my previous article called "Don't get played" and in this I will be posting a few ideas and tips I have gained over the years on how one could go about:Don't get played (pt.2) Pricing, ads, etc.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
* Pricing their artwork
* Gaining more experience and ways to improve
* and a few other tidbits
So let's start off with Pricing, shall we?
It seems to be a common problem, more so among younger/novice artists who are looking to start selling their work. It looks pretty easy when you look at the more popular/well known artists who have already established a consumer base and seem to be cranking out commissions left and right. However, let me just clear the air on this before we get started -- Fame isn't everything. Now, I know it may seem like it is the key ingredient to getting customers but that's not the case. Yes, being more well known can help bring in more revenue but it's not what gets you started in the first
Walking Dead S5 Premiere: Predictions In Fan ArtShareWalking Dead S5 Premiere: Predictions In Fan Art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Walking Dead Season 5 Premiere
Rick: HDR Redux
Carl: HDR Redux
Glenn: HDR Redux
Feature: Custom WidgetsEveryone likes a fancy profile and with the help of default dA codes it is possible to style those pages to make them unique and more interesting. Below you will find a mix of tutorials as well as code snippets that will help you to customize your widgets.Feature: Custom Widgets3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
More can be found here: http://ecssited.deviantart.com/gallery/36985399
Custom Background Box - Cloudy Night by Stickaroo i kno u luv rainbows just TAKE IT by MyaMisguided Halloween Custom Box Background by Heltinde
Keep in mind that you can't style the widgets the way you would style a gallery or journal area. It also requires a Premium Membership as well.
Easter + Feature: MarchHappy Easter everyone. Hope you enjoy your day/weekend whether you celebrate or not. As for my family all we normally do is exchange eggs and have a family meal.Easter + Feature: March4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some of the treats my kids have received this year so expect a lot of chocolate related treats to come just to use the stuff up!
I have been very inactive these past few weeks due to illnesses hitting everyone in the house and such so this feature comprises all of the foods uploaded in the past month whilst i have been offline that has caught my eye for either it's creativity, photography, yumminess or all of the above.
Steampunk Cookies by CatherinetteRingsStrawberry Creampuff by SoulofNovemberchocoberry by illusionalityWood. by humannotdancerGrapeberries Popsicles by msendyPatrick was a Saint by JessicaRomanApricot tart by uglybugRainbow Jello by MysticRainCreationsCook Book Challenge: Week 11 by cakecrumbsIrish coffee mousse 2 by Naruto-IIGranola Bars by MeYaIeM
Fan Art Friday: Indiana JonesFan Art Friday: Indiana Jones10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: Fortune &
Temple of Doom blu ray art
Indiana Jones. Professor. Adventurer. Archaeologist… or Raider?
With his iconic fedora, brown leather jacket and bullwhip, this rugged explorer has been sparking increases in enrollment for Archeology departments across the country since his cinematic debut in 1981. Created from the first collaboration between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Indiana Jones has not only become one of
Art and dealing with struggleDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and dealing with struggle1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There is a lot of stress and struggle in our everyday lives. Anxiety, resistence, doubts, self-loathing.. but how to deal with them and make the art we are really excited about?
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
People strive so much for the easiest ways to achieve something, the fastest way to get to results, to get the reward without actually doing things .. but, as soon as there needs to be a hard work put in the process, as soon as it happens to be more difficult along the way, we tend to get frustrated and give up, because of not seeing instant results right away.
It takes time.
Whether it's developing new skill, working on new project - meaningful things so often take a lot of patience in order to make them. Overnight success happens so rarely and mostly for those, who work extremely hard on their cr
New Speed Painting Video!Hey hey!New Speed Painting Video!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've received a bunch of requests for a full walk-through for my painting process and finally got around to cranking one out!
Here's the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdMWUMhn0ps&list=UURGCX-Q0lXCv59lRRO--6gQ&index=1&featurelcp !
I didn't want to just post a video of sped up footage, so I tried interjecting breaks of me explaining all techniques I used during the process.
I hope this helps!
PS: Sorry about some of the weird music editing... first time editing with this program heheh.
Fragonard: Subtle Erotica In ArtFragonard: Subtle Erotica In Art9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
JOHN-HONORE FRAGONARD: Subtle Erotica
The Suspended Oscillation Device
“The Swing” (a.k.a. “The Happy Accidents of the Swing”)
A painting by John-Honore Fragonard
Oh, what a tale a painting can tell. A lovely young lady, a child of finer society, enjoying the chaste thrill of a garden swing. Is that her father back in the shadows, providing each push for his sweet little girl? He must not see the daring youn
5 ways to get things doneDear, deviantart fellow artists5 ways to get things done1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Continuation of my journal post "5 reasons why we fail to get things done"
Often we try to be as productive as possible - so many things to do, so many artworks to make. But then comes the procrastination, indecisiveness, lazyness and other excuses that come in our way. How to deal with them, how to accomplish all we ever wanted..? Here are my 5 tips for you that I have been doing for a while and I hope that It'll help you too.
1. 3 tasks for a day.
In the morning or in the previous evening write down 3 main things you want/need to do in a day. Be realistic, but strive for the things that will help you develop the skill, move you closer to bigger goals. Check them, change them depending on each day and cross them over when you have made them happen. You will k
10 ways to get inspiredDear, deviantart fellow artists10 ways to get inspired1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Inspiration is such an important subject for every artist. When we have it - we feel amazing and full of creative energy, but when we lack it, we tend to be anxious and procrastinate on things we really like to do.
So here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Go outside
We tend to spend way too much time indoors. Try to do some plein-air painting/drawing. Explore the world around you - It's not only good for your health, but It's also a great way to get inspired by nature, people in streets, clouds and sunsets etc.
2. Gather pictures in inspiration folder
If you see some amazing art, photography - save it on your computer. Or fave it in dA, or collect in your tumblr/pinterest board. Look at that folder every once in a while. If you see some really advanced and cool art
New FREE ZBrush Tutorial by Michael DefeoNew FREE ZBrush Tutorial by Michael Defeo3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Check out the free ZBrush tutorial by Michael Defeo on Schoolism.com. Watch Michael use the new Curvetube brush to create Hair Details using ZBrush!
PE: How to Advertise CommissionsHow to: Advertise CommissionsPE: How to Advertise Commissions2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Many deviants offer commissions, but how do you effectively advertise them? This article will go over some methods for maximizing the exposure on your commissions so that they can be as successful as possible.
This is the one method I cannot stress enough. Commission Widgets are one of the most effective ways to advertise your commissions because they not only feature your commissions on your profile page, but also add them to the searchable database of dA's Commission Page. Numerous deviants use the Commission Page to find artists to hire, so it is a smart idea to add yourself to the database.
However, simply slapping a commission widget onto your page is not enough. You need to make your commissions as appealing as possible through the following steps:
Commission Examples: The Commission Widget allows you to display several examples of your artwork,
Fan Art Friday: The Nightmare Before ChristmasFan Art Friday: The Nightmare Before Christmas11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: What’s This?
Christmas comes by Nazotoki-heika
One of the most unique holiday films ever made was originally inspired by the juxtaposition of Halloween and Christmas holiday decorations
that iconoclastic director Tim Burton saw in a store window. The Nightmare Before Christmas was first conceived in the form of a poem rather than a screenplay, composed by Burton in 1982 while he was wo