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
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 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
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
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
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! 4 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
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 bitterev
Like 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
Still Life Spotlight Vol. 33FrancescaDelfino'sStill Life Spotlight Vol. 337 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
#43.52 FeaturePlease check it out,enjoy and consider faving so more people can see it.#43.52 Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Have a nice day!
43.52 - Fall.
City of Arts and Science 7 by Nightline
Monthly Feature #4Monthly Feature #44 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
Space & Sci-Fi Features #73Space & Sci-Fi Features #733 years ago in Personal More Like This
:thumb301237565:Forerunner_2 by AdamBurnTouchdown by johnsonting
Drifted by korboxHole in the sky by TRAEMOREDescent by manwesulemo
Scifi 01 by RemtonMetro 3080 by JamesLedgerConceptsNalani by JonasDeRo
the Alley by SimonWeanerHerbal Research by JamesLedgerConceptsSaturnian Dream: Moonlet Requiem by Eduardo-Tarasca
Cosmic Birth by SteveAllredSunflower Tower by frankhongLet the Devil Come by lonefirewarrior
:thumb301230594:Fire In The Sky by TylerCreatesWorldsSpace Highway by Alienphysique
Ichy Toenail Gang by eWKnSlipstream Planets by AlienphysiqueDesert of the universe by sgste
Rebellion by ArtistMEFdistant world by gugo78:thumb306742910:
Paladin's Nebula by CasperiumThe Lost Fleet:INVINCIBLE by moonxels06032012 by novaillusion
Duty by 0GasGuy20120601 by ZhangxDragon Ball x Terminator - Trunks Tribute by Kanthesis
:thumb306261094:1st space scene by xD-pLaYa-xDM_A_C_H_I_N_A___I_N_F_E_R_N_I by N-Deed
Clamps by FacundoDiazcover artwor for Mechanimus Studios by torveniusSkyward by TidalStorm
Merchant's Tax by PollyUranuscastle NASA by ProgVFall by MorriperkeleAirship Port by AdamBurn
Contrast by JoeyJazzMother Earth by Shue13The Arch by MacRebiszSpacetime Threshold by cosmicbound
Metro City - The Espionage by MarkusVogtSaturn by Camille-BesnevilleCyanide by ErikShoemaker
My newest work
Critique hour is live soon!Critique hour will soon be live! 3-4 pm Est time! thats in 30 mins! Come by with your work for some feedback and improvement. To send images for critique, simply send them on skype via file transfer or provide the link. http://istebrak.wix.com/istebrak#!join-the-class/c19rmCritique hour is live soon!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
see you there!
Check out the links below and take a look at my new and improved site!
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
In this year and the nextTL;DR I wish you all a wonderful 2015!In this year and the next5 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.
Two little songs and beautiful work of art!Two little songs and beautiful work of art!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Rose by Alyanna9Glass and ghosts by Alyanna9
F**k-ugly watermarks.I follow a lot of insanely talented artists here on DA, people whose work I look at in sheer awe and whose skill I can only dream of one day matching.F**k-ugly watermarks.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unsurprisingly, that high quality of work leads to them either having their work ripped off or operating in fear of that happening. They, quite rightly, want to protect their art with a watermark, something which I'm not against at all.
What I am against, what I hate, is people using that god-awful DA watermark.
If you are a good artist: don't be a lazy git. Make your own watermark, use your own logo. You'll protect your work without doing it the disservice of having some automatically-generated arse-smear ruining it.
New painting Workshop PART 1!OhhHh finally a more polished piece, well you only get to see the first part at leastNew painting Workshop PART 1!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Next part coming later this week, most likely on Thursday, so keep an eye open for it...
Space Sci-Fi Features #77Space Sci-Fi Features #772 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Orbital launch by Phade01Distant Star Card - Orbital Fortress by abigbat
Reverb by ZwordArtsSF Landscape - tuto.com by GrivetartMES - Barca by cchomikk
When The Dust Settles by TylerCreatesWorldsRing of Fire by danich01
Protoss agent by highdarktemplarCold by QAuZIncandescence by Nuukeer
DECIMA by max4everMachines Lord by ArtistMEFFrom.the.stars by Matkraken
Eradicate by KaioshenUnicorn Dreams by JoeyJazzLast Stand by SalvadorTrakal
No Destination - EP by HideyoshiFriendly planet by danich01The Archon: Blood for Blood by theDURRRRIAN
I haven't done featuring for space and sci-fi from a long time, like from last year! And sure there are a lot of others to feature and at the same time I only saw those from my space & scifi collection ( it means there was some pics I was supposed to add in the collection but somehow I just faved it without collecting..)
Some Sci-Fi fav's..Some Sci-Fi fav's..1 year ago in Personal More Like This
LMS - RO redesign by jeffsimpsonkh Fighter by JamesLedgerConcepts
Launch Point by juliedillon Space Wanderer by IanTP NanorobeMicroverse by ShaneGallagher World on Wire by RobShields
ancient astronauts santosky 2013 13 by Santosky ancient astronauts santosky 2013 05 by Santosky Colony by ivanraposo Marooned by TLBKlaus
Robot's Vs Aliens by Joshi38 SF12 Symbiosis 6 by Xantipa2 ancient astronauts santosky 2013 by Santosky Yengh Falconet AEWAC Drone by Xadrik-Xu
Duel Masters: Angel Command by juliedillon OTJ 05 by Apostolon-IAM The Amazing Sky by QAuZ A Quiet Evening IV by Orange-1
Outside my window by teddybearcholla City 2080 by JamesLedgerConcepts Starfighter Hornet by manofallart Light My Night by QAuZ
Parameter pack delayedI was planning for some time to release a parameter pack based on organic shapes for Mandelbulb 3D. It consists in many different formulas such SierpHilbert, HalfOctIFS or others wich are normally used in other contexts. (No ASurf will be included )Parameter pack delayed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since some avatars of life I'll be forced to delay it for an indefinite time. I'm seeing anyway a kind of explosion of this kind of shapes and I prefer to wait a bit to see how life will treat me in a short time
Anyway here is a simple one with SierpHilbert to show an advance
Digital Art DDs May 2012 - Part 1Digital Art DDs May 2012 - Part 13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
bo name by Nonparanoid
bo name by ~Nonparanoid
(Featured by Negatic, suggested by DeFor)
eagle man by 0BO
eagle man by ~0BO. Wonderful dynamic brush strokes give this piece a very traditional feel. The light is beautiful as well.
(Featured by alicexz, suggested by Exillior)
...until touch the sky by shapesfactory
...until touch the sky, a fantastic con