Free adviceSomeone recently asked me for some advice about going to art college and becoming an illustrator. Here's what I said. Maybe someone here will find this interesting too...Free advice4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) It's a tough life as an artist. You need more than just good drawing abilities to get by. I know a lot of people who are WAY better than me but can't make it as artists. You need to be personable and likable. Work on your people skills and be sincere. People can tell when it's fake.
2) Learn a broad range of skills. Don't just focus on illustration, but also learn the fundamentals of design, sculpture, painting, storyboarding, etc... those skill will help you more than you can possibly imagine.
3) Be yourself. Find your own style and really refine it.
4) Don't waste your education. Don't go out and party and drink when you should be studying and doing homework. They give you that homework for a reason!
5) Always try to be the best. Challenge yourself to make your assignments the best in your class. Always try to be
Video Tutorial 01!Hey guys, here is the first episode, let me know what you guys think so I can make the next ones better! Feel free to ask any questions too!Video Tutorial 01!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
MY INSPIRATION...Wanna know who i look at and copy from these days? It's no one in comics. Nobody in film. Just this guy. He's why i draw these days. He's all i study. Thank you, YUTAKA NAKAMURA-SAN!MY INSPIRATION...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
BOSS Week.I love weeks like this. The team is incredibly hard at work launching deviantART's Premium Content Platform, and simultaneously managing our huge sponsorship of Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego.BOSS Week.3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
^That's me in the middle there, writing this Journal.
^ Check out the intensity of endosage, danlev, hellokirti, Heidi,and Ayame-Kenoshi. Diligent, even intense. That's because they're hours away from a massive release that will reach millions of deviants worldwide. They are right to be this tense. You would be, too.
In everything we do, we aim to change the world for the better. And we aim high. This Premium Content Platform you can read about here has no limits as to what it could achieve for the arts, from my perspectiv
First October Contest, and New Prizes!Hello everypony! With the fall just around the corner, we would like to introduce a new contest, and new contest changes!First October Contest, and New Prizes!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, we will be running not one, but two contests a month! So if you don't particularly like the topic, or if you don't know what to draw, no worries! You can always enter the second monthly contest!
Now, we are offering new prizes for our contest winners. Starting in October,
First Place in a contest will get you a three-month Premium Membership!
Second Place will get you 350 to spend however you want!
And Third Place will get you 150!
Our first contest this month will be: Crossovers! Crossover ponies with anything at all!
Here are the rules for the contest! Be sure to read them carefully!
So pick up your pencils, your tablet pens, and get drawing!
Deadline: October 13th. Late entries will not be accepted.
Two Year Anniversary For #MLPFriendshipIsMagic!On this day, two years ago (three days after MLP:FiM was released), this group was founded by Rosethethief.Two Year Anniversary For #MLPFriendshipIsMagic!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to take this time to thank all of you, our members and watchers, who make this group what it is. A center of the community to share art, ideas, and have a good time together.
I also want to give thanks to the admins who make this group run smoothly, and to our founder Rose, who without you, this group wouldn't even exist.
Thank you everypony. Remember, Friendship is Magic.
1 YR PREMIUM (CLOSED WINNER CHOSEN)WINNER PICKED. GO HOME1 YR PREMIUM (CLOSED WINNER CHOSEN)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I WILL BE CHECKING EVERYONE WHO ENTERS. Then putting your names in a list, random.org that shit and BOOM PM FOR A FUCKING YEAR
NOW TIME FOR SOME FEELS.
I'm doin this as a thank you for all my watchers. I've recently hit 800+ watchers almost double what I had just last year. You guys are fucking awesome. To think people actually like the content I put out. Thank you for watching me, faving my stuff, putting up with my bullshit and the occasional commission :3
I have the best minions watchers :iconiluplz:
A new proper thank you picture is in order.
3 Reasons to use 3D as a base for paintingJournal updated with the second part of the painting! Some sort of... wrestling robot?3 Reasons to use 3D as a base for painting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
CANNONBUSTERS IS NOW A THING!!!!!!WE DID IT!!!CANNONBUSTERS IS NOW A THING!!!!!!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
WE DID IT!!!!
Thanks to your unwavering support and HIGH DEMAND for new ideas and Action & Adventure themed animation, CANNON BUSTERS has reached it’s funding of $120,000 with 4 days left!!!!!!!!!
We’re currently in the process of planning stretch goal announcements but for the night, It’s time to take a celebratory fist pump (And sigh of relief) and we did it because YOU WANTED IT!!!
Now the HARD WORK BEGINS!
Stay tuned for more updates!!!! :-D
New Contest! BUILD THE ROBOTSGringat's Repugnant Contests are running once again!New Contest! BUILD THE ROBOTS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The group's here. http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/22254
It's MOCpages based, but if any of you reading this only live here on DA and don't have a MOCpages account, you'll still be able to enter by sending me a Note instead, if you like.
"I need assembly lines
A crew and much more time.
The money's all mine
And my funds are getting thin.
Probably have to rob a bank again.
'Cause I'm spending every dime and
I'm spending all my time to
BUILD THE ROBOTS"
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a premium, top of the line automaton! You people are the best roboticists we've got, and our clients want nothing less than 'excellence'.
1: Due to a lack of resources at the moment, the number of allowed parts per builder is restricted to 300. We're got plenty of space though, so be as large as you want, but remember that more detailed looking machines require more parts and therefore have to be smaller!
R.I.P. PockyIt's really hard for me to tell you this but Pocky passed away about 12 hours ago, at 1 pm Friday Oct 25th. I lost my balance in the colony cage and accidentally step on him who was behind me. He didn't die instantly. I thought he wouldn't. He could still fly and when I put him on my hand he had started panting. When I brought him inside my house, he had a fit then died.R.I.P. Pocky2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can't stop crying now. I feel so horrible and hate myself. I miss him so much I can't stop crying and calling his name. It's so hard to accept his death. I can still feel him everywhere. Everything in my house reminds me of him. I can't sleep on my bed because I usually snuggled with him there before we went to sleep. I can't believe he had to go away like this. I feel so guilty no matter what I try to think of, no matter what my husband said. I can't even cry as harder as I want because he will be mad.
I don't know if Pocky knew his time would be up soon. But this month he wanted to cuddle more with me. He usually a
Reflections and PredictionsI'll start by talking about a topic we're all familiar with: technology.Reflections and Predictions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I don't know about you, but I'm quite happy with technology these days. My computer does everything that I want it to do, at a pretty good speed; my Dad has a fancy camera, but more importantly, he lets me use it; then there's various other gadgets of the 21st century, like 3D TVs and smartphones, and they're all pretty awesome.
And yet, it is often the case that we look back into the past, at, say, my parents' generation. They didn't have the luxury of computers, their cameras relied on film instead of pixels, and things like 3D were unheard of. Compared to our current living standards today, it's easy to think that life was 'hard' back then - but they lived through it quite happily. Perhaps, while they were writing letters instead of texts, they felt grateful that they had a postage system at all. In fact, they probably felt the same way as I do now: "Wow, we have this fancy new stuff like trams. It must've
Model kits of Fiddler for saleSo, for a while now Don Bradford aka Lucid Grey http://lucid-grey.deviantart.com/art/The-Fiddler-3D-288677225 and Zac Soden have been working on turning the Fiddler mech into a model kit.Model kits of Fiddler for sale2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well it`s finally been completed.
Looks badass to me. I am proud to have contributed to this endeavor of mechology.
If you`d like to check it out, it can be purchased here. http://whitedragonminiatures.co.uk/index.php?routeroduct/product&path=60&product_id=50
Oh yeah and sorry i`ve been incommunicado for the past forever. Been real busy with work stuffs.
5060 is just get a level up!hi guys, sorry for the long update since the last journal,5060 is just get a level up!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
5060 print studio finally gets an upgrades, no we have our own DTG print machine,
sublime print machine, termoflex labeling, new pro staff joining in
and much more to comes, we're talking superb quality clothing details at its finest here .
making you feel even more sad compared with the *cough*official*cough* one that you have xP.
i cant post the photos, since most of them is the stuff that "they" hate and wanted me to
stfu about it. but i will email the proof for everyone who already preordered them.
so fawking excited and cant wait to post the new varsity too!
please bear with me for few more days, your wait is worth it, i will make sure of that.
there are 4 postcard size graphic and TWO A4 size stickers included
in the package for everyone who preordered, (and some random t-shirt xD)
and also, we are planning to create some small games for ios and android and pc.
i said "we", because finally now i have a team! amazing p
Art Feature 06.5|12Some of my personal dA faves in the fields of dark art, science-fiction, surrealism and more...Art Feature 06.5|123 years ago in Personal More Like This
ENJOY THE PIECES!
The Necromancer by rrwardGates Of Atlantis by 3mmIBroken Promises by melanneartImp by SurehuinelFallen Astronaut by SeanSoongBlack line by LASAHIDO:thumb307908105:Dolls from the hole 1 by AlMaNeGrA:thumb307833500::thumb307479960:R1 by TsimmerSSMC by TsimmerSPlanetary Colony by AexionDaydreamer by PlassgardCybork awake I by INovumIIn Search of Space by GrahamSymXenomorph by EdwardDelandreArtThe Stenographist by Julian-Faylona...devil's swing by melleciouss
My latest personal pieces:
D3V3 - The Initializer by MarkusVogtRe-AnimatorBot by MarkusVogtCyber Lab - Drone26 by MarkusVogtRetro City - ArtemisX by MarkusVogtSTEALTH - The Invader by MarkusVogt
See more on my main website:
Me on Facebook:
Many thanks for viewing!
The Fault In Your Stars: Exploring The ZodiacThe Fault In Your Stars: Exploring The Zodiac7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
THE FAULT IN YOUR STARS: Exploring The Zodiac
Disclaimer: If you base a significant portion of your everyday decisions on information about your zodiac sign, stop reading, now. This investigation might cause severe repercussions in your world. We don’t want to be responsible for your emotional distress.
Okay, those of you who are still with us, let’s do a quick experiment.
Get a star tracking program like
Robot VS: Wrapping upTomorrow the judging will begin! Thank you everyone who has participated, you all have done a wonderful job!Robot VS: Wrapping up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Participants will be required to draw a scene of combat, involving robots. The opponent may be anything non-human (mutants, zombies, aliens, another robot, ect ect) , and the setting may be anywhere exciting or eye catching. Contestants will be scored on the over all grandeur of the drawing, as well as a written description of the background/scenario of the fight. The description should be at least a paragraph.
All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges who will vote on the first, second and third place winners.
Extra points will be awarded to those who create a character sheet, showing both combatants and their abilities.
The contest will end on August 1st
Prizes: (This will be updated over the next few weeks)
:iconangelicadonis: will give a one year subscription to the first place winner, and a three month subscription to the second place winner.
Norimage photo galleriesNorimage (the live action company co-producing) has also uploaded some photos of the cast, crew and set on their Facebook. Great quality pictures, worth a look.Norimage photo galleries3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just what the d'hell happened, Tokkyuger??????Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger..Just what the d'hell happened, Tokkyuger??????2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have very high hopes for you...
Why did you brought us such design that looks like Sentai Villain Footsoldiers
and the mecha. So vivid colors badly mixed with one another and looks like piled toothpaste boxes.
Well, I guess I'm gonna say goodbye, I'll hibernate for 1 year after the Kyoryuger ends...
Your bodies aren't ready.http://eurekaao-prj.net/Your bodies aren't ready.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Eureka Seven Anime.
Eureka Seven Ao
Send me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!Please help spread the word by adding this blog to your favsSend me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
deviantART has given me the opportunity to perform two Community Volunteer positions here:
I am the Science Fiction and Space Art Community Volunteer.
I am also now the new 3 Dimensional Art Community Volunteer.
One of the duties of these positions is that I can feature artwork from these categories as Daily Deviations.
I browse through these categories daily in search of deviations to feature as Daily Deviations.
This feature is to help the artist and their work gain more exposure, and it's genre and/or medium gains more community awareness as well.
But I need your help.
Have you seen a work of art here on deviantART which you have found so impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large?
Do you know an artist of whom deserves much more exposure?
Would you like to put a smile on someones face and make their
Our London deviantMEET Was Brilliant!On Saturday, June 14, 2009, deviantART held a deviantMEET at the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park. Over 350 deviants showed up to celebrate all things deviantART, setting a record for the highest attended deviantMEET in history in the process... until now.Our London deviantMEET Was Brilliant!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Almost exactly three years later -- on Saturday, June 30, 2012 -- at the same location in Hyde Park, London deviants once again turned up in droves. Smashing the previous record, our London deviantMEET 2012 saw over 550 deviants throughout the day.
Most deviantMEETs include a group photo, usually taken towards the end of the event's festivities. However, we wasted no time taking our group shot in front of the Albert Memorial, as we wanted to ensure we were complying with Hyde Park's rules and regulations for large gatherings. With a group this massive -- and awesome -- it's hard not to draw attention!
How to Make 2D Tile sets for games Part 1 + MoreHey everyone!How to Make 2D Tile sets for games Part 1 + More2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just uploaded a new tutorial, the first in the series, all about making 2D tiles and tile sets for games!
Things covered in this episode:
- The anatomy of a basic tileset
- Setting up and using Photoshop's grid system for making tiles
- Using Photoshop's Offset filter to make tiles seamless
- Adapting a tiling texture into a tileset
- Some results of a finished basic tileset
- Thoughts and some opinions!
- I forgot to master the audio. Sorry if I sound just a tad muffly!
Also recently uploaded by Tyler Edlin, this video about perspective drawing where I also have a segment about how to make perspective grids in Photoshop!
By the way, have you been paying attention to my tumblr? I post stuff like this more often there, as I only see my DA journal as a means to communicate about mo
Gimme Your OCs!Drawing OCsGimme Your OCs!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was wondering, could you all drop your pretty lil' OCs down in the comment box for me? With proper references and a lil' backstory about 'em?
I'd like to start collecting OCs that i can pick from at random when i'm bored to draw!
If i do end up drawing your purty lil' thang i'll contact you later. c: If your OC is a girl and is super purty then i'm even more inclined to draw her <3 Of course, if you post your OC, this means that you give me the go-head to draw them with complete artistic freedom! (I promise i won't embarrass your OC, and all art is absolutely SFW.) Tell me a little bit about 'em so i can get to know them and draw them even better. ^_^
Anyway, post away! (: