Critical Assessment and Aftermath of Art SchoolCritical Assessment and Aftermath of Art School2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is an updated account on how things are going years after having left art school, the effects it's had on me, and my personal thoughts on attending. My views here aren't wholly different than the few rants I've had on the subject in the past, but it's one I believe I have to continue talking about to assist others in making the right decisions for themselves and their future path. (I should also mention that this is the viewpoint of an american in America.)
It's become increasingly clear to me over the last year that out of my 25 years on this Earth, there's only one decision I ever truly regret: and that was going to art school. Now, there's a good chance that I may not be saying this had I attended a different school, but there's no way to ever know, so what I'm really saying is "I regret going to the school I chose, not school in general." I feel as though I was let down by my school. I held up my end of the bargain (some $80~$90
Character Concept Art ClassCharacter Concept Art Class2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi guys! I wanted to share my new online skillshare class: Character Concept Art: from thumbnail to final design.
I've teamed up with skillshare to bring you guys a class all about character concept art. There are videos and a complete project guide to guide you through the steps, from initial thumbnails right through to the finished
Premium Content and how I feel about making moneyHalloPremium Content and how I feel about making money3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's a new feature called premium content that allows users to make file downloads available for a charge. This seems to be something with a vast range of different possibilities that range from quite nice to to quite lame. Of course we are all always against commercialization and sell-outs and everything and don't want things to change but there are some interesting options here.
Obviously everyone is going to know whether or not this is something he or she could use and how much sense it's going to make for what you do specifically but there's two points I want to adress.
I always thought it was lame when people sell stuff like brushes or psd files. This is probably just my personal opinion and many will certainly disagree for valid reasons, but I think, if you make some brushes, and you ask money for something as tiny as that, you are lame. Sorry. Actually, the point here is not that it will kill someone to pay like one buck for something tiny, it's just that it change
Want to have your art published?Want to have your art published?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Get your art published amongst some of the top artists on deviantart such as
:iconchancake:, :icontituslunter:, :iconvmbui:, :iconyamio:, :iconelsevilla:
"To raise money for charity, we're making an Artbook in which artists will be given the chance to draw a page (or double page) each. All profits raised will go directly to the RedKite, a foundation that works closely with children living with cancer, helping families financially in these tough times."
Ethereal-artbook is currently holding a contest where winning entries will be published in the artbook and will receive a free copy!
There will be four winners, each winner judged separately from the four categories available; green, blue, yellow and red
So what do we have to draw?
understand a painting study dont just copyThis is purely an observation from my point of view but whenever i see a study or painting based on a masterpiece or a screen plate. The results are almost in every case very good.So this tells me that our ability to copy is quite good and its not really required to be a high level artist.Junior level to mid level ones can pull this off easily too. Everything you need to know is already in the image we are trying to copy so it becomes a recipe for us.understand a painting study dont just copy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the important thing though is to not "copy" it but to understand it and deconstruct a work method from it.And if you understand that then the work based from your own mind will be alot better.
When i see this kind of work , for me its not the level of detail and accurcy that one puts in the copied artwork that impresses me, but the images based on that learned knowledge afterwards. And to tell you the truth not many people understand this knowledge or are aware of how important it is to understand it.But the interesting phenomenon is that
Razer Nostromo for Digital PaintingHey guys, I just wanted to share something that has GREATLY improved my digital painting setup.Razer Nostromo for Digital Painting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For several months now I have been using the Razer Nostromo, a keypad designed for games, specifically for digital painting. It lets me compact all my most-used hotkeys into an ergonomic gadget.
I would consider this a must-have tool for the serious digital painter. I can hardly work without it now.
It was about $50 on Amazon a while back. Apparently there is also a new model out, but it is much more pricey. I would probably stick with this one.
Note: this may not work for you if you are left-handed
Video Tutorial EP05!Hey guys! It's Monday and it's time to learn some shit! Maybe? Here is the link to this week's videoVideo Tutorial EP05!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me know what you think or if you have any question!
Great way to deal with Stress.Great way to deal with stress.Great way to deal with Stress.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I needed this. A reminder of how to deal with stress: Just write everything in your head down, and in the process emptying it completely. You don't have to think about a million things anymore, It's on paper. And just like that, you have peace.
Now you can look at all these problems and say. This is important, this isn't, this is the most important, this is what I need to do for it.
Everyone already does this in their head.
Problem is, when everything is still in there it keeps jumping around. And you'll be focusing on one problem and all of a sudden another problem jumps in and you lose your focus, then another one joins the dance and suddenly your head is spinning and you're lying on your couch staring at the ceiling feeling like you've not slept for a week.
Paralyzed and overwhelmed.
Just write it out, from "My business plan needs a complete redo" to "I don't like the color of my shoes" in no particular order, whatever comes up as you're writing.
The Great Race Contest: Looking for DonarsThe Great RaceThe Great Race Contest: Looking for Donars2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Its a new year and to celebrate we've decided to throw a contest. The theme is the Chinese Zodiac! Feel free to draw anything any one of the zodiacs in the way you envision them.
~Newsha and me are currently asking for donations for the prizes. All donators will have their account ID featured here in this journal along with their name featured next tot their prize. Please send a note to either contest hostess with information to what you'd like to have donated and the quantity as well. Thanks so much!~
The race begins on January 15th and well end on February 28th.
- Must be new piece specifically made for this contest
- Only one zodiac sign can be portrayed in each submission and it must be clear which zodiac is in the image
- Adult themes allowed (Blood/Nudity) only if it is found tasteful and only adds to the power of the piece.
- Please submit only polished and finished pieces. No sketches/doodles/rushed works
Download my brushset and learn brush groupingHey everyone, I just put up a new video showing a simple, yet super handy way to categorize and group your brushes in Photoshop. It's especially useful if you have a really big set like me, it makes it really easy to find what you need so you don't have to hunt around constantly. I've also provided a download link to my current set of brushes with the video.Download my brushset and learn brush grouping1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you find the video and brushes useful! I'll upload my set here to deviantART at a later date, so in the mean time, if you wanna grab them, hit the video
The Matter of the MassesI've been painting for a few years now, but I feel like I'm only beginning to grasp the importance of this concept. I'll quote Robert Henri (1865-1929) from his book, The Art Spirit, which is packed full of such profound wisdom.The Matter of the Masses1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Robert Henri stresses this point:
"Insist on the beauty of form and color to be obtained from the composition of the largest masses, the four or five large masses which cover your canvas. Let these above all things have fine shapes, have fine colors. Let them be as meaningful of your subject as they possibly can be. It is wonderful how much real finish can be obtained through them, how much of gesture and modeling can be obtained through their contours, what satisfactions can be obtained from the fine measures in area, color and value. Most students and most painters in fact rush over this; they are in a hurry to get on to other matters, minor matters."
"The beauty of the larger mass is primary
Have You been Bullied? +Comic previewHave You been Bullied? Maybe in school, or elsewhere?... Well if you'd like, feel free to share because.... :DHave You been Bullied? +Comic preview2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As a preface to the upcoming novel I'm working on this year...
I've been doing a lot of concept work and nothing is really set in stone but as for the basics, here they are!
. A young pit bull by the name of Toby (name-holder) has been living the life ever since he can remember. The life of a stray dog that is. No one adopted him back at the pound and he's escaped the fate of euthanization. As many of you know pit bulls are subject to one of the worst prejudice of all dogs, if not the very worst. . Commonly misunderstood as lock-jaw, vicious, and cruel animals that maul children and other animals
Movie studies, do it!!! (contest: BIG prizes.)I'm a sucker for studies lately. I hope I wont bore you all with my studies. If I do, than my excuses, but I tent to make at least 100 of these in 3 months time.Movie studies, do it!!! (contest: BIG prizes.)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Right now I just uploaded number 5 and I already learned so much about colors, composition and lighting.
Facebook is the first place where I upload these studies, without a title, there people can guess what movie it is from.
The first person with the right answer gets to choose the new movie.
So this contest wont be easy on you guys. But let me lure you in with a great price!
1st place winner will receive:
Elysium- Artbook from Daarken http://www.amazon.com/Elysium-The-Daarken-Mike-Lim/dp/0956817130/refd_sim_b_10
And a feature on my Facebook.
The runner up will receive:
The Art of Assassins Creed III http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Assassins-Creed-III/dp/1781164258/refd_sim_b_1
Video TutorialHey guys, I just uploaded a new video tutorial; 30min long with some Q & AVideo Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you enjoy, please don't kill me. Thanks!
OnwardSo we managed to crawl to the finish of Red Vs Blue Season 9. If you've got a few bucks to spare, it's not a bad buy. You may be able to use it to clone me someday considering how much blood and sweat I poured into it.Onward3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But in all seriousness though it is a true product of love. I don't think anyone loves working on this more than I do.
That being well and behind me I'm already getting started on Season 10. Which will be no small task as the 10th season of this show we have huge things in mind... huge.
On a more personal note I'm beginning making some leeway on Dead Fantasy and other projects of passion of mine.
And on a even more personal note, I'm feeling somewhat empty these days. It's getting harder and harder to remind myself how lucky I am, despite the sacrifices I've had to make to get this far. It's a privilege of many sorts to work on something th
Monthly Photography Newsletter! Night photography is fast becoming popular and during February at CRPhotography we'll be posting some useful articles and tutorials on how to capture the night sky without really needing too much expertise and equipment. In the news the past month, photographs of the Northern Lights have been popping up since it's one of the best time of years to capture the sensational views. Read an interview with Aurora Hunter Jim Henderson for some personal insight.Monthly Photography Newsletter! 2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
For a little humour this month, check out this article from PetaPixel which looks at a set of meme images showing what Disney Princesses would be like if they were photographers. Also on Petapixel there is a
Still Life Spotlight Vol. 33FrancescaDelfino'sStill Life Spotlight Vol. 334 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 33
Queen and King in Strawberry Land.
Rowanberry and Autumn
Let's fall in love again
Artograph CardsArtograph Cards1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The naked sun by zile-verzilike a stone by BlackCocktail
Shifter by pauline-greefhorstTrapped by NiraGonzalez2260 by m-lucia
Censorship by RGDart809 by SlevinAaronHELP by cetrobo
Children are cruel II by SHA-1lenore by BlackCocktail
Rorschach Butterfly by bitterevFade Away by LeslieAnnODellLike a lady by ScarletteDeath
Pink room by Anhen
Mini by B0NDART
Grrr! by MarinaCoricMy Body is a Cage by B0NDARTStrand by DariaPitak
sub.mer.sa by m-luciaRed Dust Cocoon by pauline-greefhorstarchangelus by sorny
dream. by BlackCocktailbefore and after by m-luciaIn deep blue water by pauline-greefhorst
It's the most wonderful time of the year..:iconsanta-plz::iconsanta-plz::iconsanta-plz::iconsanta-plz::iconsanta-plz::iconsanta-plz::iconsanta-plz::iconsanta-plz::iconsanta-plz::iconsanta-plz::iconsanta-plz::iconsanta-plz:It's the most wonderful time of the year..1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's beginning to look alot like Christmas everywhere you go. Even here at the Merriest Art Source on Earth
This feature is dedicated to art associated with holiday cheer.
Enjoy and have a blessed holiday season my friends!
Profile of a Dreamer by StarwaltDesign
Christmas Pixie by Reddawgi
souvenirs by HeretyczkaA
Piano Rose by Heidi-V-Art
Monthly Feature #4Monthly Feature #42 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Springbok Sunset - Golden African Wildlife by LivingWilda ladybugs life by StopScreamGraphy
oscar oasis by lisans
The Norwegian Fjord Horse by A-Motivewintertime #1 by HeikoGerlicher
-Balancing Act by melvynyeo
Evening in Poznan by takmajPencil portrait of My by LateStarter63
Serenity in the Silence by LASKANWLF
Reflective Twins by LASKANWLFTidal Sunset by Miguel-Santos
Serenity Within the Sangres by Jacob-Routzahn
Squirrel by christycameasromansWilma by RazielMB
Fan-fiction and Its Effect on LiteratureFan-fiction. Just that very phrase may elicit a groan out of some writers, yet other writers have embraced writing and reading fan-fiction. In any case, one must admit that the world of fan-fiction has greatly affected the world of literature and writing, whether a person holds it in favor or not.Fan-fiction and Its Effect on Literature3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
-What is fan-fiction?
Fan-fiction is a very diverse and complex part of literature – but in broad terms, it is “fiction written by fans of a TV series, movie, etc., using existing characters and situations
In this year and the nextTL;DR I wish you all a wonderful 2015!In this year and the next3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will tell you right away that this will be a long-ish journal.
here, have a drunk Legolas
I hope that it will be a better year than 2014 was in many aspects. I'm not much for making resolutions, but I will list things that I'll try to do on deviantART more in this upcoming year.
Become more active again. I miss some people from here, and I wish to talk to them more again. Draw more. Join some contests, feature other deviants, donate prizes (and actually do them) to contests.Make a to-do list on my profile page, so I don't lose track of things I have to draw for people.Get commissioned. It feels like wishful thinking but meh.. Clean up my gallery, delete super old drawings.
I feel like there was something else I wanted to add to the list, but I can't remember it anymore.
To get my group WeLoveTraditionalArt back into an active running state.
#43.52 FeaturePlease check it out,enjoy and consider faving so more people can see it.#43.52 Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Have a nice day!
43.52 - Fall.
City of Arts and Science 7 by Nightline
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRAHere's some of the most amazing and invaluable advice you'll most-likely ever get from one of my good colleagues and legends in comics/gaming, creator JOE MADUREIRA. It's what i've been preaching to you aspiring artists since i arrived on DA, but i think his POV says it perfectly:TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*WARNING: SOME MATURE LANGUAGE*
"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST?
Or a successful WORKING PROFESSIONAL?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I'm not usually a soapbox type guy, I don't like instructing people, and I think I'm a terrible teacher. But hey, it's Friday and I'm in a strange mood. So here goes:
I've noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: "Where should I go to school?" "What classes should I take?" "What should I study for anatomy?" "What pencils and paper do you use?" "Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?" "How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?" "When