Using techniques... digital & trad. mediumTechniques...
I'm wondering what kind of technique are people using while they draw traditional and digital media... for example: If they draw traditional on the same way as digital (painting, coloring, shading...)...or opposite. Because for me digital and traditional are the same. It was always annoying when teachers in school told me that digital is much easier than traditional...that in digital you just press once with the brush and you already have whole image. Hahaha... that's noooooooot true at all I spend more time drawing digital works than traditional... Then I always say to people like that...Try and see for yourself if it's easier than traditional
Well, what I want to say...and ask. Last years I drew more digital drawings than traditional, so when I started to paint canvas, I drew on the same way as if it would be digital painting...only that I had one layer If you saw my digital tutorials... at first I did basic colors, t
Can Someone Please Show Me The Way?Anathema, The Beginning and the EndCan Someone Please Show Me The Way?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Inside this cold heart is a dream
That's locked in a box that I keep
Through The Mist by mheuf829 by SlevinAaron
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829 by SlevinAaronThrough The Mist by mheuf829 by SlevinAaron
Buried a hundred miles deep
Deep in my soul in a place that's surrounded by aeons of silence
You Are My Solitude by MartinStrankaThose Days by AnemiasymptomYou Are My Solitude by MartinStranka
Those Days by Anemiasymptom
Those Days by Anemiasymptom
You Are My Solitude by MartinStrankaThose Days by Anemiasymptom
Of art and being a scientist[Original post on my blog]Of art and being a scientist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have been meaning to write this blog post for a while, but did not really know where to start or how to it would come out.
Although I do not talk very often about anything other than my art stuff here, I have mentionned before that I am a scientist. I defended my PhD last fall, and am currently a postdoc in a major research institution in the UK that shall remain unnamed...
The few times when I have talked about this, either on Facebook or DeviantArt, I was amazed to see all the enthusiastic comments from science students, scientists and science enthusiasts all around. I also received quite a high amount of mail with questions about being both an artist and a scientist, and balancing both an art and a science career.
I personally find it unsurprising that so many scientific-minded people are also artists - the qualities you need to be a good scientist in
Song from the other wallSo I've been living in my single room dorm for 2 years straight for college. There's a song coming the wall from the left side of my room from time to time, only in the bathroom actually.Song from the other wall3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's very well sang, like that of a professional singer, and it's a very old era song, like something from an opera.
I've always thought it is a very nice song, and didn't think too much of it.
But actually, no modern college student would sing a song like that, and it definitely doesn't sound like from a record machine.
I didn't give much thought about it since I'm surrounded by other college students.
But then, only now it came to me that the left side of my room is a locked room and noone lives in it.
I could hear the song so clearly it could only be coming from the left side of the wall.
Asked my neighbors around and noone even sings, not to mention the tenants change frequently in my dorm and I'm the only one who actually stay for 2 years in the same room.
I've been pretty blunt about this althou
10 reasons to have LONG HAIRJournal10 reasons to have LONG HAIR3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Attraction: more people seem to like guys with long hair
2. Humour: when you are mistaken for a girl (not ALWAYS funny)
3. Shyness: something to hide behind
4. Sensuality: the feel of long hair against naked skin
5. Originality: there's not really that many guys who have long hair
6. Headbanging: have you ever seen someone headbanging with short hair? It looks like they're trying to dislodge a bug from their ear. Hence, my next point...
7. Protection: to keep bugs from flying in your ears
8. Excuse: "I can't go out with you tonight. I'm washing my hair"
9. Sex: something for your partner to hang on to... as if
10. Identity: It's an essential part of who I am
ok, so i was bored
My Kindred Spirit
A rant...if you willI own a large Peter Max drawing. It is one of my most prized possessions. Because my father knew Max a few of his works ended up in our family. I, of course, inherited the weirdest work in the lot...and that is entirely as it should be. I have always loved it. It is loose and raw and seemingly directionless, yet it seethes with energy and purpose and joy. Many of my family members and friends walk into my home, see it, and wonder aloud what on earth it is supposed to mean. And that is entirely as it should be. I love this work for its unorthodox approach, I love it for breaking the rules, I love it for challenging me and everyone.A rant...if you will3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This drawing has been a huge inspiration and influence in my life and in my work.
I do not claim to be the best artist or even a good one and it is not my intention to compare what I do to him, but it creates a tremendous amount of ire in me when others claim to decide these things
Passing shipsFeaturing :iconintao:Passing ships3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Encounters with old ghosts on another Journey Of A Thousand Miles
Other inspirational works seen lately:
moment by dibbi
Spring is on the move. In the last week of February I could feel it everywhere. Then March arrived with all its small set-backs. Another round with snow, another endless wait.
I just returned from Berlin bringing along good memories, lots of pictures and a bad cold in the suitcase.
Winter break was good, full of sunny days, surprising good encounters, new music, new movies, a ship passing me by, making me want to change course.
I could feel my heart jump for a second, starting to beat again.
Then back, spending some days in bed with fever, coughing, watching the garden fill up with snow again, listening to the wind. Then silence.
I know it will not last that long. They predict wa
Life, not as we know itJournalLife, not as we know it3 years ago in Personal More Like This
mankind has within its power to create a perfect world. We already have the advancements in technology, food and medicine... but it's all suppressed in the name of corruption and greed.
if you don't believe me, do a little research
quick edit: as far back as the 1940's, our governments have long known about the magnetic forces around this planet and they know this can be converted to free energy for the entire planet.
cars which run on water have also been invented and work as efficient as any modern day car
but no... lets continue with the polluting fossil fuels... there's more money in that.
My Kindred Spirit
Lunar Aurora by wolfenchanter :thumb98867084:
AtA INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS ALL UPDATED! :DWELCOME TO ASKtheARTISTAtA INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS ALL UPDATED! :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey folks! So it looks like a few of the artists we have interviewed have thus far been unable to upload the transcripts from their interviews. So we went ahead and saved them the trouble! Check out the transcripts from the interviews with yuumei, sakimichan, shilin, arvalis, GENZOMAN, and lily-fox!
Thank you for your patience, folks!
In other news, our team is back from haitus and will begin moar artist interviews shortly. Stay tuned for updates!
We are an arts-based journalism project developed by thefluffyshrimp
We aim to offer fans live interviews with some of their favorite artists here on deviantART.
G.M.I. Calling aspiring Manga Artists/Writers/FansG.M.I. Calling aspiring Manga Artists/Writers/Fans3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Calling all aspiring Manga and Webcomic Artists, Writers and Fans!!
The Global Manga Initiative is throwing open its doors and looking to grant completely free, quality exposure, networking and promotion to passionate Manga-creatives from all over the world!! We're looking to connect and feature some of the greatest rising talents from around the world WITHOUT forcing them to sacrifice their creative or publishing rights in the process.
Your Work. Your Way.
WHO WE ARE
We are the Global Manga Initiative, a collective enterprise of Artists, Writers and other talent who dedicate our lives to our creative ambitions.
WHAT WE DO
We make Manga. Manga from around the world, specifically. It is our goal to give rising-creators from every corner of the globe a shot to convey their work and show us what they define as Manga. We offer
.: Redraw Katsumi Contest:. 20 Days Left!:iconizzyhal::iconsaysplz:Hey all!.: Redraw Katsumi Contest:. 20 Days Left!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to give a birthday gift to my girlfriend *x-Hikarii:iconx-hikarii: and advertise her page at the same time, so I decided to promote a contest without her knowledge!
EDIT - She's seen it on my page, it was a good 3 days before she had any idea.
The objective is to redraw her* OC named Katsumi in your own style.
*OC drawn by =trixychuu as a custom adoptable - http://fav.me/d5okqf9
Please favorite this: http://izzyhal.deviantart.com/journal/Redraw-Katsumi-Paypal-and-dA-Points-338429238 Journal as proof you're interested in entering, and you can give me your submission via wallpost, notes or comments here!
When you upload your submission to your page, make sure you reference *x-Hikarii 's page.
x-Hikarii's OC link - http://x-hikarii.deviantart.com/art/Katsumi-343659776?q=gallery%3Ax-hikarii%2F39879546&qo=3
Examples of previous commissions of Katsumi - http://rurumie.deviantart.com/art/AT-x-Hikarii-345257183 http://eukiee.deviantart.com/art
SUMMER CONTEST! *NEW PRIZE ADDED*It's summer time! That's right, and we start it with a new contest!!SUMMER CONTEST! *NEW PRIZE ADDED*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The theme is "Crossover Summer". What should I draw? Simple, draw a crossover art with "summer" as theme.
And that's it!
And this time you should really enter. Why? Because we got a lot of awesome prices just waiting for the new winners!
So grab your creativity and media of your choice, and show us your best summer crossover art!
The deadline will be September 14th 2012.
R U L E S
Must be a crossover!
Must be a Member to enter the Contest!
Must be a new art, created for this contest.
Multiple enteries are allowed, but once the contest will be over, we will ask you to pick your favourite.
All entries must go into the Contest - Summer 2012-Folder
Comics and Mangas are allowed, but i
Do you hate drawing backgrounds? TAKE MY CLASS.Are you tired of deliberately writing easy comic stories that let you get away with not drawing backgrounds?Do you hate drawing backgrounds? TAKE MY CLASS.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Are you sick of your buildings looking like cardboard boxes?
Does every book on drawing perspective look like greek and super-advanced calculus to you?
Do you have amazing scenes in your head, but you feel like your hands just can't draw them?
I've teamed up with Skillshare to put my years of professional comic art experience to good use...by teaching the background-phobic among us how to LOVE backgrounds, draw them right, draw them well, even draw them in your sleep!
Read all about it here: http://www.bizenghast.com/classpage.html
Then sign up for the class here!: http://skl.sh/12DwEqh
Not a comic book artist? Not a problem! This class is for ALL kinds of illustrators and artists, both beginners and intermediates. If you can hold a ruler and locate a pencil, you CAN draw backgrounds!
So stop wasting your time trying to plan your whole story o
SIN ART CONTEST (Winners Announced!)SIN ART CONTEST (Winners Announced!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, without further adieu I'm here to announce the winners! The judging process was painfully difficult, what with so many of you doing an amazing job and all that I actually had to ask some friends around on their opinion of the whole thing! Anywho, please contact me via Email or DA notes to receive your awards :]
Each entry is judged based on Technical Skill and Concept for a total score, congratulations to our winners! Also once more, I'd like to give a tremendous thank you to those who participated. :]
1st: Kevin Libranda
The guy behind Novus Karma manages to make my own characters look better than the way I draw them! Haha. Seriously though the color, composition, character (Enyo's face! <3) and just overall finesse of the thing is really impressive and a testament to his skills.
AMAZING DRAWING CONTEST NEWS!!!WhytManga HERE!! :iconodunze:AMAZING DRAWING CONTEST NEWS!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Awesome News!!!! For the new upcoming whyt manga drawing tournament 2013!! The real actual Manga studio software creators "Smith Micro" will be sponsoring it And!! MM. Net seem to be happy to assist too!! ... Things are starting to look up for us!! and this is NOT april fools, the fact that this is april first is just a coincidence, I'm very serious with this news, so everyone GET READY FOLKS, THIS WILL TRULY BE THE WHYTMANGA'S BIGGEST YEAR YET, WITH THE TOURNAMNET AND THE MANGA RELEASE SOON!!! Wish me LUCK YO!!
SHONEN JUMP Manga Competition:icondignitylaughplz: READY YOURSELVES!SHONEN JUMP Manga Competition2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SHONEN JUMP is opening a global scale manga competition!
From Original Site:
Open to anyone around the world in three different languages! Submissions will be accepted via the web. Prize winners are guaranteed to be selected! All four prizes add up to a total purse of 2 million yen!
Grand Prize - The most popular number-one manga of the competition will receive 500,000 yen!
Top Prize: Most Popular in Japanese - the most popular manga in Japanese will receive 500,000 yen!
Top Prize: Most Popular in English - the most popular manga in English will receive 500,000 yen!
Top Prize: Most Popular in Chinese - the most popular manga in Chinese will receive 500,000 yen!
Prize-winning entries will be promised publication in JUMP or one of its special edition issues and/or the North American edition of JUMP, a new magazine in China called OK!Comic in China, or FORMOSA YOUTH in Taiwan.
Application Deadline is Oc
Summer Contest Closed!The contest has now closed! Thanks so much to all of you who entered! ^^Summer Contest Closed!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ah man I am really impressed by all these entries! Geez this is gonna be hella hard to judge. I'll probably have the results in about 3 days, maaaybe 4 at the latest since I tend to be slow at these things. Remember, even if you don't win you'll still get something from me, so your efforts wont go un-awarded! :'D I can tell you all worked hard on your entries so I know you guys deserve something in return. ;u;
Finally opening my summer contest! Sorry for the delay. But heres everything you need to know about it if you wanna enter!
Please read everything before you start entering! There's clues in here to help ya if you read this thoroughly~ *wink wink*
Heres your prompt:
Summer Vacations! Your character is invited to go on a vacation with my characters this summer! What will the
Want to be in an Artbook?Better late than never //SHOTWant to be in an Artbook?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone!! I am sure all of you have dreamed at least once of publishing your pictures in an artbook... Well, here is your chance!
Artist Season Selection
Everyone is welcome to join the group and
THE WHYTMANGA DRAWING TOURNAMENT 2013 IS NOW OPEN!The WhytManga Tournament is to help pull the art community together and to help other artists get some recognition for their work, I feel bad when good art doesnt get viewed and random ones do, its time for all yaw to shine!(cheezy i know). Its also to help all participants improve their art by competing with other in a friendly and fun manner! Entries will be given shout outs during the contest just to show others their competition.THE WHYTMANGA DRAWING TOURNAMENT 2013 IS NOW OPEN!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Whyt Manga Tournament is sponsored by SmithMicro (Creators of Manga Studio)
HOW IT WORKS
There are 5 rounds with 5 different art challenges.
I will pick my TOP 16 Entries out of all entries
Knock out stageout of the TOP 16, each artist will face one another, artist A vs artist B (as pairs), they will be assigned a new challenge and I will pick the one i think is better from each pair. to create a TOP 8.
Third Round- Quarter finals
same with the second round but with a new challenge to create the TOP
WEBCOMICKERS: What are we afraid of?Anxiety and ComicsWEBCOMICKERS: What are we afraid of?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
For the Month of March, we polled webcomic users on Deviantart, Twitter, and forums, posing the question:
What are the challenges that make you most anxious when beginning a new story or project?
We got a lot of excellent responses and more than a few webcomickers were willing to bare all their anxieties and frustrations!
Any advice for conquering any of these infamous terrors? What worked for you?
Tell us in the comments!
Top 5 Anxiety issues
1. Confidence/Self-doubt (22%)
:icontheblackwonderland: "i'm just afraid people might not like it and all the work would be for nothing"
:iconwhiskeyii: "To clarify, I think it's a combination of self-doubt and being overwhelmed. For whatever reason, I feel more comfortable when a setting in my head has been well fleshed-out, but it gets to the point where I start thinking about minor thin
Masters of Anatomy KICKSTARTER FINAL HOURSUPDATE 2: We're reaching the final hours for this fantastic book!!!Masters of Anatomy KICKSTARTER FINAL HOURS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now with even MORE artists like Adam Hughes, J. Scott Campbell, Artgerm, Joe Mad, Dean Yeagle, and so many others, it's hard to keep count! It makes me feel like I don't belong with such a mega-collection of awesome artists. So if I feel that way, you know for SURE that this book is one of a kind.
Final chance to help support us and get in on this action!
UPDATE: The Kickstarter for this is up now! You can go and pledge here!
Hey all, just taking a bit of time to tell you about a huge project for aspiring artists that I think it's such a great privilege to be a part of. I was contacted to be among great artists out there like Humberto Ramos, loish, elgunto, Loopydave, Cushart, Jace-Wallace, and even fel
Inspiration vs Imitation (Article)This a fantastic post that I think everyone should read: http://www.jessicahische.is/obsessedwiththeinternet/andbeingresponsivelyinspired/inspiration-vs-imitation-2Inspiration vs Imitation (Article)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It explains inspiration vs imitation in a much clearer and eloquent way than I could ever hope to.
It's aimed more towards design/typography, but most of the points apply to all art.
One of my favourite lines from it is this: "Copy all you wish in private, and once you feel confident in your skills, create your own original public work.".
I understand that copying stuff is a great way to learn, and everyone does or did it at one point in time. Hell I have a box somewhere of terrible Rika + Renamon traceovers/copies that I did over a decade ago. But that was a decade ago and they'll never see the light of the internet (and if they do it'll be with much "LOL LOOK AT THESE AWFUL THINGS I MADE ONCE"). It's not original work, it was practice, it'll never be displayed.
If you're tracing/eyeballing my or anyone's stu
NEW TUTORIAL! HOW TO DRAW ACTION SCENES!NEW TUTORIAL! HOW TO DRAW ACTION SCENES!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
RANDOMVEUS CHARACTER DESIGN CONTEST + extra infoRANDOMVEUS CHARACTER DESIGN CONTEST + extra info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
RandomVeus Character Design Contest!
Wanna see a character of your design in RandomVeus Vol.2?If so then this can be your chance.
The contest is simple.
You create a character that YOU could see as an employee of the '1 Dimensional Couriers' in the Veuniverse.
- Your character will join the 1 Dimensional Couriers crew. (They will appear in several scenes with speaking dialogue)
- Design credit for character.
- Your character will be featured at the receiving end of a delivery. (They ordered package, and 1DC is delivering it)
- Design credit for character.
1. One character per person (so make it count)
2. The character has to be created specifically for this contest (so no existing OC's will be accepted)
3. Full Colour if possible, any medium. Full body preferable.
4. Your submission doesn't have to look 'professional'. So long as the concept is clear and understandabl
Win a 12-Month Premium. [Contest] "Just because I'm going to be inactive doens't mean you have to be."Win a 12-Month Premium. [Contest]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do you want to win a brand new 12 month premium membership here? Or do you want to be able to give the gift of a premium membership to someone you know?
Then why don't you give this contest a shot? (:
What must you do?
Compose an artistic-piece influenced by any of the comics, songs, images I've made on this website.
Yes, this includes any form of the word.
Drawings, Writing, Audio-Composing, Photography, you name it.
How long do we have?
Right now, I'm thinking 30th November but that may increase with time.
Who's going to judge this?
I'm going to leave that up to some of my closest friends, and maybe myself, if it gets too hard :U
Any rules I should be aware of?
You know me, I'm not offended by things others can sometimes easily be offended by. So, be as