DA Artists Vol.14DA Artists Vol.141 year ago in Art Features More Like This
:thumb362757562:Bacteria4-2 Copia---- by AlMaNeGrA
Stowaways by jordangrimmerCrown by escumeMasters of Destruction by Yogh-ArtHoney, Look! by camilkuo
Flower by meddersThe Emissary: 2nd Impact by mictonesuntitled IV by nik159Bag End - Shadow of the Past by DonatoArts
Naumachia by flaviobollaBattle at Monghadi by JordyLakiere:thumb372301375:Cliffside by Ishutani
Dusk watch by GeniusFetusCreatureconcept - Cancer by DefiledVisionsDragon Lord by JonasDeRoNomen Dubium by Pythosblaze
Rain by AndreeWallinDuende by anndrI Remember A Tale by NanFeBlood by karichristensen
Stigrius by ChrisColdShulhu by ManzanedoMongo Lloyd by DanielKarlssonMs Pain by Artgerm
Cyborg Elves by MartaNaelTitania by telthonaLegion of hell by noah-khMysterious-Sculpture 2 by Tomstrzal
Biotic Woman by AaronGriffinArtMalo 6 by GrimnorRescue by jameszapataCDW Warmup Albino 2 by BenMauro
Summon by RanDizeInheritance by eeliskyttanenZIE by AlexPascenkoHigh Priestess by PaulMellender
Medusa Shield Ink Design by KellyNGin.: Winter breeze :. by Pure-Poison89Trapped by SkirillHour of black snake by AmandineVanRay
'Lilim by J-u-d-a-s330 by anaptThe struggle within by sara-helPhantasmagoria: The First Phase X by JolsAriella
I Found You by alexnoreagaMasking Feelings by LuLebelAmabili spine by cuneneProgress by dokodemo-nl
Intensity - collab by neverdying:thumb371
ME3 Extended Cut DLC releasing next weekWell, here we are folks, the Extended Cut DLC is coming out for free on next Tuesday for the Xbox, PC and PS3-- PS3 who don't like in North America will have to wait until July 4th.ME3 Extended Cut DLC releasing next week2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"The Extended Cut DLC will expand upon the events at the end of Mass Effect 3 through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes” and will “include deeper insight to Commander Shepard’s journey based on player choices during the war against the Reapers... blah blah blah everything we know already.”
I hope you have a somewhat good internet connection because this baby weighs in at 1.9 GB for the whole download.
That's 1.9 gigabytes of DAO-style epilogue slides, people.
Actually, no, according to Bioware, " it will include “additional scenes and epilogue sequences. It provides more of the answers and closure that players have been asking for. It gives a sense of what the future holds as a result of the decisions made throughout the series. And it shows greater detail
Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #1Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Sorry about the title. It was stuck in my head so I had to xDD.
note: Faving this journal might help with your exposure but it's solely up to your fellow deviants ~
It takes me a while to put these together, so if you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (I still have a lot to go through and it adds up every time i put up a feature journal), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take ....a few months, so please be patient!
How I made my way out of the Loser TrapHey guys, I feel the topic of productivity, balance of work and life and other such things vibrates these days, as quite a few people whom I follow wrote something about it, so I thought I'd bring to your attention the quotes I found most resonant for me (and some personal thoughts, too, that I'll share below):How I made my way out of the Loser Trap3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
From Hannes' tumblr post about the recent changes in his attitude towards art (very much worth a read by itself):
I know how this sounds from the guy who used to be all about drawing all day, every day, but I’ve started doing other things. First of all at some point your health will politely ask you to start working out, taking away about 8 hours of your week. You’ll start eating better, cooking more fresh stuff, costing you maybe another 5 hours. I also play both handball and volleyball, both adding up
In Perspective: A Stock + Art Contest - Semifinals12/29/12 UPDATE: The winner of the art portion of the contest is by . Thank you all for playing!In Perspective: A Stock + Art Contest - Semifinals2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
10/22/12 UPDATE: HAPPY 5 YEAR SENSHISTOCKAVERSARY! The randomly selected winner (thank you Random.org) of the stock portion is :iconTasastock:! Lucky #7 on the list! Congrats to her and thank you everyone for providing all these awesome images! NOW, LET THE ART PORTION BEGIN! Art entries should be submitted by note and are due December 17th!
SenshiStock’s 5 year Stockaversy is coming up so... It’s time for a new contest! This contest will have two parts to it and you are welcome to participate in either or both.
PART ONE: In Pose Reference Perspective - DONE!!
Women ArtistsThe other day, I attempted to put together a huge list of some professional and semi-pro women artists over on my tumblr, because it seems like too often women get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best Professional Artist category, but I was a little shocked to find out there hadn’t been another woman nominated in that category since Rowena Morrill in 1986. That’s more than a little ridiculous, considering there are so many women artists out there who are all amazing, who offer unique points of view and design solutions, and who need more visibility and recognition. While putting this list together, I was really excited to find tons of new artists I'd never heard of before.Women Artists11 months ago in Personal More Like This
To inspire.(Little long, but hopefully you'll read)To inspire.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first sold LMS to Paramount, a lot of people asked me: "How much money did you get?" "You're probably rich now, right?"
I mean, the solid gold mansion I bought was just a little gift to myself...but...
Ever since I was little, I've known I wanted to draw. From the day my parents put a pencil in my hand, this was my future. I just knew it, I had that gut feeling. So I stuck to it, and thankfully it took me to heights I'd have never imagined possible. Now with my new book Redemption heading off to studios soon for a hopeful movie package, I can't wait to see where this new road takes me.
That said, there's something else that tops all of this.
The other night I went out to visit my girlfriend's cousin and her family. Incredibly kind people with very sweet kids. Other than the two parents, there were 3 kids, but the one who caught my interest was the eight-year old boy, Diego.
Diego, shy, tiny, slender, reminded me of myself when I was his a
RoF Feature: Into the RealmRoF Feature: Into the Realm5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fav this Feature for a chance to get your artwork presented in our next feature!
We will pick one Member that faved this article to be in the next one.
Into the Realm
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
La premiere inquisitriceby MarcSimonetti
7heaven landscape_wallpaperby ivany86
Mushroom Landby jordangr
Do you want a feature 21... finishedFeature timeDo you want a feature 21... finished2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And the feature time is finished... I told that I'll feature first 80 deviants who post their or works by their friends under this journal. Well, I got many comments...again So, I decided to feature first 109 deviations here (if I wrote you that you have been featured, but you can't find yourself here, then please tell me. When I copied thumbs, then comments moved backward, so it's possible that I missed few thumbs here ). Hahaha... I think that this is the biggest number of thumbs which I posted here Enjoy
You can also fav this journal, so these artist will get more exposure and views... spread the love Thank you
Genetics by Lunar-Graphite Lurking in the Dark -ToTW- by dogganothlit White Raven by ameoname
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Graveyard Will-O-Wisp by DILAGO Summer Night Dream by Hoshikama534 :thumb3300222
Preventing Injuries for Artists...Preventing Injuries for Artists...6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Preventing Injuries for Artists (and people who work with computers)
Hello there my fellow deviants, time for a new update. It’s a long entry, so go grab a snack and sit tight with a good posture, because there's a lot to learn here - even some anatomy.
I just read about Loish’s injury on her blog, and it’s truly saddening to see a fellow artist struggling with a physical limitation that affects their workflow.
Loish is absolutely right, the body has its limits and we ought to be careful before it’s too late.
Tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, aren’t stranger terms to me, many artists and people who work with computers for many hours, tend to deal with the same conditions, some let it advance to the stage where the only treatment is surgery, which can potentially reduce mobility and destroy an illustrator’s career.
TALENT IS EARNEDTalent is EarnedTALENT IS EARNED3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I get it. There are some people out there that do have some extreme capabilities right out of the womb, but this is targeted to those who are average joes, who think they can’t do things that a person with ‘Talent’ can.
Let’s start by defining the word ‘Talent’. According to dictionary.com it states
1. a special natural ability or aptitude: a talent for drawing.
2. a capacity for achievement or success; ability: young men of talent.
3. a talented person: The cast includes many of the theater’s major talents.
4. a group of persons with special ability: an exhibition of water colors by the local talent.
5. Movies and Television. professional actors collectively, especially star performers.
This definition, in my opinion, is misused when said to me. Because to me it implies that what I do, is specially natural to me and
Colorists: Having Difficulty Finding A Skintone?This happens to me all the time.Colorists: Having Difficulty Finding A Skintone?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm starting out an image, and for the life of me, I just cannot determine what color I should use for the skintone. I wish I had a crystal ball that would show me thirty minutes into the future so I can see just how a character will look after applying all the necessary shading, anatomical detailing, and highlights based upon the base color I use. A lot of times, it'll appear too faint, too desaturated, or on the flip side, way too bold and gleaming like a bronzed deity caked in a thick lathering of walrus grease.
Which is delicious, by the way.
FORTUNATELY! The folks at The Humanae Tumblr seemed to have a crystal ball of their own. Not so much one that shows the final product of my work, but one that certainly told them of my many incredibly frustrating endeavors into spending a good chunk of time shading a character's skin only to realize the base tone was absolute g
The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED! But feel free to do it just for fun/improvement!The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This was a drawing challenge from :iconSenshiStock: and :iconmostlyguystock:!
Hands and feet are pretty hard to draw. Lots of artists struggle with them! Even when other things come naturally, hands and feet can still be quite a problem. The best way to get better at drawing hands and feet is to study them!
The Challenge: Sketch or draw 50 feet AND 50 hands from reference photos or life.
Deadline: The deadline has passed for this challenge, but you can still participate and make yourself a better artist!
You can post them as one giant post, in groups, one at a time, however you want! But please make a FOLDER in your gallery and put them all in there then send me a link to the folder. (If you do one submission with ALL of them at once, then you don't need the folder.)
HOW TO QUALIFY: In order to make this a little easier for myself, please number yo
Fallen AngelFallen Angel1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"I found you broken on the ground
From your mouth a bitter sound
That became sweeter as I approached
You in your deepest agony
I put you up and raised you well
And more than stories ever tell
I fell in love with you those days
And hoped that you would too
We built up our own world together
For our future I assumed
Prestige by iNeedChemicalX
Mental Health AwarenessAlright, so apparently I missed the Mental Health Awareness Month. I guess it was in May. For some reason I thought it was July.Mental Health Awareness2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Regardless, I need to put this out there, because it's been frustrating me for a long time, both on and off the internet.
Voices in your head.
Multiple Personalities Disorder (now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder).
What pops into your head when you read those words?
Images of people sitting in a dark corner, laughing maniacally?
Jokes about the voices in your head agreeing with you?
Or something darker?
Do you picture people crying, lost and scared, unable to stop the nightmare plaguing them?
Do you think about doctors struggling to understand their patients' minds?
Do you laugh? Shudder in fear? Mourn for those suffering from their invisible ailment in psychiatric hospitals?
For me, it's a combination of fear and sadness.
I have a pretty bad fear of anything medical, so all those old (and sometimes
Creative Near-Sightedness. Do you have it?Thanks to a brief comment recently made by a friend, it spurred me into coining the phrase 'Creative Near-Sightedness' to describe something I've battled with and continue to battle with, throughout my journey. I hope that this might make some sense to others out there and shed some similar light on your situation like it has mine.Creative Near-Sightedness. Do you have it?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have achieved some of the big goals I've set myself in life, but have always had trouble with achieving some of the more creative goals, due to the fact that, they are often rather ambiguous to begin with, for example:
How do you quantify / visualize a goal like 'I want to be a good artist' when being good is completely relative?
So firstly I want to break it down into a couple of things that might seem simple commonsense, but in my case something I need to constantly remind myself of:
The first thing is: Keep the major goal clear and simple!
Something you can understand and describe to someone simply when they ask you 'but what actually is it?'
My [somewhat-short] DeviantArt StoryHappy birthday, deviantArt! You've turned 14; in another four, you'll be legal!My [somewhat-short] DeviantArt Story2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't particularly enjoy talking about myself; I find it very awkward because I'm not at all exciting. But since there's a badge involved and I haven't written a journal in a while, I figured I should share something for once in my life. So, here we go!
I came to deviantArt about 5 years ago as xXMystic-GothXx. For your own sanity, I suggest you don't read what's on that account; I particularly find it abyssmal. But that's where little Ashley got her start. I discovered the site after finding some Sailor Moon fanart (and failing to try drawing it myself as some practice). A friend of mine had suggested I join and write poetry since I fell in love with the written word, and so I did.
My first poem on deviantArt centered around a character I've kept close to my heart, named Ella. From then on, much of
Fake art :( Edit:Fake art :(3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And now she seems to have deactivated her account. I guess that speaks for itself then?
They removed her DD and then she deactivated herself.
I wish it hadnt come to this. I really think she was a good artist and a great person. I guess she just got carried away with popularity and favs?
I say that if she decides to come back and do real art I will eagerly watch her
was given a DD today. However the credibility of its authenticity is very questionable. It was brought to my attention by a fellow deviant that this is in fact most likely just a black and white photo.
here you can see that the "drawing" overlaps perfectly with the reference image.
After being confronted about it she posted some WIP's. However these look very suspicious and would be very easy to fake.
Read this journal for more info on the matter.
I would not have brought it up again if not for the fact that it has a DD. It saddens me because I have adm
Tutorials and techniquesQuite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.Tutorials and techniques3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
Completely UnexpectedSomething completely unexpected happened today. I talked to a guy who wants to publish my poems! I'm in shock.Completely Unexpected2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You see earlier today my Dad called as he usually does and I answered. Then he says there's a guy he wants me to talk to and hands the phone over to him. The fellow says my dad gave him one of my poems to read and he wants to help me get copyrights for my work and also get my poems published. O.o Talk about being surprised! It's still hard for me to believe.....that I could actually get published! Wow....
Progress over the yearsA reminder to anyone who doesn't know, but it has now been approximately 5.5 years since I started my sketchbook on conceptart.org, which I am going to continue to update for the near future. It might be of interest to some of you guys, the thread goes all the way back to when I was 13 and had no real ability at all with drawing.Progress over the years2 years ago in Personal More Like This
More finished works coming soon! Take care guys
Best of: Zelda Majora's Mask Fan ArtBest of: Zelda Majora's Mask Fan Art3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The best of the best: Fan art of Zelda's Majora's Mask.
Majora's by Gahiko
Majora's Mask (Fan Poster) by Image-Six
Skull Kid - Majoras Mask by kit-a-ga-wa
MM: Fierce Deity VS Majora by KurkoBoltsi
Majora's Mask - Wooden Replica by supermaRiioMajora's Mask - Wooden Replica by supermaRiio
Majora's Mask by Syilas
Majora's Mask by Arabesque91 DoA: Playing With The Moon by Orioto
The Skull Kid by JohnnyCago
Majora's Mask: The Clockworks by EternaLegend
Majoras Mask: The Moon by MaxGrecke
Full Moon by Sabretoontigers
Majora's Beast by JohnnyCagoMajora by JohnnyCagoThe clocktown puppeteer by JohnnyCago
Majora's Mask by CindyAA
If you feel like seeing what I can do on the pianoYou should promptly direct yourself to the following link.If you feel like seeing what I can do on the piano3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178