5 Fundamental Skills (by Bobby Myers)5 Fundamental Skills Every Artist Should Master5 Fundamental Skills (by Bobby Myers)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(by Bobby Myers)
As an artist, your job is to immerse your viewers into a world that you have built and guide them safely through it. Artists have much in common with storytellers. Storytellers have several tricks that they use to keep their readers coming back for more. Like storytellers, artists can use similar tricks to help them produce more compelling artwork. In this article, we will explain 5 fundamental skills that every artist should master. Let's take a look!
The most important aspect of art to me personally is the composition. It sets the stage for everything else. This is your way to guide and lead the viewer to make them feel as if they are actually in your picture. If this part of the process is not created and controlled properly, everything else can and probably will fal
Prayer RequestsPrayer request from sim2007Prayer Requests3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am very scared about my grade in Math. I have always struggled in that class, and worked very hard to keep my grade up. The marking period doesn't end until Friday, and I am afraid that my grade will go down drastically by then because of all the tests we have to take this week. No matter how much I try, it seems that I just cannot understand the information I'm learning. Please pray for me to be able to understand what I am learning, and for me to do well in my class. Thank you so much for your prayers! God bless you!
Prayer request from anonymous
My sister needs prayer. My whole family is fed up with her attitude.
This is her first day going to a program called Brain Balance (see http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://www.brainbalancecenters.com/). It's a physical therapy that heals people from ADD, anger management, Dyslexia, etc. through work-outs. I've attended Brain Balance before and I have been healed there.
Dumbest and Shortest Stories Of Wheatley EverOnce upon a time, Wheatley discovered old kung fu tapes. "CHELL!!! LOOK AT ME!!!" She stared as the core with a black ribbon tied around him rolled across the floor at full speed into a wooden board. It broke after the sixth headbutt and she spent the rest of the evening fixing the dents in his head. He was still proud of himself.Dumbest and Shortest Stories Of Wheatley Ever4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Once upon a time, Wheatley found some detective movies. After much begging, Chell taped a bubble pipe under his eye and placed a hat on his head, following him around on the rails of the facility and holding up a magnifying glass whenever he stopped to stare at something odd. "Look Chell! A clue!!!" he explained, pointing at a blue pawprint. Chell had no idea where that came from.
Once upon a time, Wheatley was sitting infront of the television, fuming. Chell looked over the core to see what he was watching. "Chell, that bloody giraffe-man with bug eyes sounds just like me!!! He stole my identity!!! Chell, are you listening to me!?! C-can we
EXTRA CREDIT - Full Paperman Short ReleasedEXTRA CREDIT - Full Paperman Short Released3 years ago in Personal More Like This
N. Kay Trojakwell i thought differantly about her, but then someone explained that she hasnt changed at all.wich made me really happy because i saw the stuff that she wrote but she hasnt changed.she is just upset that lots of people were stealing her art.i am still gonna draw her IZ art but im gonna say that they origanally belong to her.because i want to redraw her stuff because i want everyone to enjoy them again.so if i upload them and you think im stealing well i wouldnt even think about that because i know i would get angry as well.so IZ and ZaDR drawing WILL be coming soon :3N. Kay Trojak4 years ago in Personal More Like This
DON'T GO TO ART SCHOOL- By Noah BradleyDon't go to art schoolDON'T GO TO ART SCHOOL- By Noah Bradley2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The traditional approach is failing us. It's time for a change.
I'VE HAD IT.
I will no longer encourage aspiring artists to attend art school. I just won't do it. Unless you're given a full ride scholarship (or have parents with money to burn), attending art school is a waste of your money.
I have a diploma from the best public art school in the nation. Prior to that I attended the best private art school in the nation. I'm not some flaky, disgruntled art graduate, either. I have a quite successful career, thankyouverymuch.
But I am saddened and ashamed at art schools and their blatant exploitation of students. Graduates are woefully ill-prepared for the realities of being professional artists and racked with obscene amounts of debt. By their own estimation, the cost of a four year education at RISD is $245,816. As way
Fan Art LawFan Art Law3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fan Art Law
Mon Sep 10, 2012 by techgnotic
t seems there’s nothing quite as dear to the hearts of many of our deviants as their production of fan art, and at the same time, there is nothing so knotted with legal and ethical headaches. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the form of fan art it has also become one of the most frustratingly complicated. At some point, the sheer volume of fan art around a single property may become so large that the issue rises to another level of scrutiny by the creators of the original work.
With this dynamic in mind, we thought the following panel that Josh Wattles, our Advisor In Chief here at deviantART, and a mystery guest named Harold Smith, gave at Comic Con this year might be of immense help in understanding the ever evolving elements of fan art
Verses of the dayIsaiah 53:5-6Verses of the day2 years ago in Personal More Like This
King James Version (KJV)
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR1960)
Mas él herido fue por nuestras rebeliones, molido por nuestros pecados; el castigo de nuestra paz fue sobre él, y por su llaga fuimos nosotros curados. Todos nosotros nos descarriamos como ovejas, cada cual se apartó por su camino; mas Jehová cargó en él el pecado de todos nosotros.
Verses of the dayPsalm 46:1-3Verses of the day2 years ago in Personal More Like This
King James Version (KJV)
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR1960)
Dios es nuestro amparo y fortaleza, Nuestro pronto auxilio en las tribulaciones. Por tanto, no temeremos, aunque la tierra sea removida, Y se traspasen los montes al corazón del mar; Aunque bramen y se turben sus aguas, Y tiemblen los montes a causa de su braveza. Selah.
Progress and PrayersHey Otakus!Progress and Prayers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're two weeks into the "Clean Media, Clean Mind" challenge. http://christianotakus.deviantart.com/journal/Challenge-1-Clean-Media-Clean-Mind-351812736 How is everyone doing?
Along with member requests, remember to pray for all those taking part in our 30 day challenge
Prayer request from anonymous
One of my dear friends' family member passed recently, and they're having a hard time. They are non believers, and I pray that the Lord touch them and shows himself too them so that they can believe in him and confide in him and help them recover. Thank you.
Prayer Request from kero66
Please pray i get my stolen phone back at school tomorrow
Prayer Request from Libertades
Hello... I've come again with a prayer request... I beg to everyone... please I beg you, to answer my request... I would be... really, really happy... if I could count on you for this... I need to be with God again.
I've been throug
Greetings new watchers!I went from 64 to 83 (now 87) watchers in only a few hours...Greetings new watchers!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'd like to thank :iconEpicninja117::iconSilverSonic44::iconWolfHeart96: and :iconIskadarsya: for posting journals saying to watch me. I really appreciate it, you guys are awesome friends!
And to all my watchers, whether you've been watching since I first joined or you just watched me today...
DON'T WORRY! YOU WON'T REGRET WATCHING ME!
Okay guys, until next time, BOOP!
Please Read ThisI don't normally do this but...Please Read This3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconXaolin26: Is a really cool dudette! and amazing artist! She's been on for 3 years but only has 53 watchers! She deserves more!
Could you guys watch her?
Trust me, She's awesome!
YUS. Finally uploaded a new video. oAoYEEHHESS.YUS. Finally uploaded a new video. oAo3 years ago in Personal More Like This
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I'M BORED.
NOW OPENING COMMISSIONS. PLEASE. CHEAP. ouoEDIT: Changed the prices. I'm undergoing myself. >.>NOW OPENING COMMISSIONS. PLEASE. CHEAP. ouo3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, my Paypal account isn't functioning right now, so the only payment I'll take is the 'ole snail mail! ;w;
-SKIP THIS AREA IF YOU ARE HERE JUST FOR PRICES-
I can explain.
To all of those who had commissioned me in the past with points, I'm incredibly sorry. Words can't describe how bad I feel.
So for this I'm returning all of the points anyone has given me for this purpose.
If I owe you, please let me know! ;w;
- END OF SKIPPED AREA. -
SO. ONTO THE TITLE.
I know I'm not the best artist, but I have to try doing this, because I have no other way in raising money.
Our family is extremely short this month, reason being is because our water heater broke a few days ago...
..our water heater.
$370.00 is quite a bit out of our budget, and it really hurt us.
This is my only chance to be able to go grocery shopping. XD
and I'm not kidding. ono
I've decided to open up money commissions.
OKAY. I know I probably won't get any
Been some time..This is just one of those days,Been some time..3 years ago in Personal More Like This
where it is raining outside,
and I'm trapped inside.
Ciel, Metro, and Charile will always be there for me.
The three of them are similar to each other,
but they are all unique.
Charile and I tend to have problems.
Some days he'll be my best friend,
while other days he ignores my calls.
We've been through a lot togeather.
He has seen me at my best,
grinning and laughing.
Then of course there are those days,
where he saw those bitter tears from my eyes.
Charlie is a good friend nonetheless.
I rely on him often.
Time between the two of us has been short,
but I rely on her as if Ciel was my life support.
From being a light in my dark,
a saviour in times of need,
Ciel doesn't get enough credit as I give her.
I cause her stress.. To the point that her body is engulfed in heat.
It is my fault.
My fault she gets burned out,
and I am to blame.
Do I feel pity for burning her out everyday?
So to Ciel,
I'm sorry for the poor treatment,
A Request? More like 'Draw that!'(2)Hi guys!A Request? More like 'Draw that!'(2)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you may know, I'm running a series called "The Murder of Me", and I'm currently on Issue 2: The Return. Long story short, I made a journal a while back saying that, with your permission, I can make a cameo of your character in Issue 2. Now, since we're close to the end of Issue 2, I would like to offer you all a chance to request your character into my comic again.
Just like last time, if you'd like me to draw your fan character or OC as a cameo in TMOM (The Murder of Me) Issue 2: The Return, I only request a reference sheet. Or a picture of some sort involving them in it (full body please). I also need the reference sheets in color. Other wise, I'll assume your character is colorless. (And we don't want that!)
This can be any character you'd like, or you can be like me and just request yourself to be put in the comic. Trust me, I put myself as a cameo all the time--it'll be no biggie if you want to jump in too.
Again, I hope I can get as many
Lyrics to 'Chamber'Listen to the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJXb_bnNN4ILyrics to 'Chamber'4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Maya :iconnajikasun: wrote the first two stanzas and I wrote the last two stanzas. Enjoy!
Stands near the grave at my feet
Only I cried for you
Your frozen lips, burns ice cold
How could I
Take your life
When all I did
Was steal your heart away
Keep me away, lock up my
Bury them in the dark
Flying but I would always
Why did I
Even the end
Someday comes back again
Some advice for beginners in digital paintingPeriodically, I have people ask me about how to get started in digital painting. I decided to write up something to use in the future as a response to that particular enquiry, since it's far from a simple answer. You could call it my lazy reply. To be fair, it's a pretty loaded question, and it seems a lot of the people who ask don't realize how much they're actually asking. I'm not a teacher or personal tutor, mind you, so this will have to do.Some advice for beginners in digital painting2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
First of all, one of the most important things for you to know is that digital painting is not some magical solution to making awesome art if you can't already do so with regular drawing materials. I don't know why I have to say this, but it seems like a lot of new people have this idea. The basic skills you require to produce a digital painting are the same skills you'd use to produce a traditional drawing of the same quality. The software does not do the work for you. If you're aspiring to paint, whether digitally or traditionally, you need t
'I want to be a better artist.'This is a sentiment I hear often on dA. It's usually followed by a question regarding how one should go ABOUT becoming a better artist.'I want to be a better artist.'4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've no doubt made journals like this in the past, but here's another one. This page was in dire need of an update, either way. : )
I could probably talk your ear off for a mile and a half about why I should be the last person you ask for creativity-boosting advice. Aaaand I have my reasons for this, but that's not really what anyone who writes me wants to hear, I think. It's just a fair warning. I'm not an accredited teacher, I was far from the most capable person at my college, I've made a metric crapton of mistakes, and I am nowhere near where I'd like to be in my own personal artistic endeavors. If that doesn't bother you, well, keep on reading!
The best way I could aid anyone interested in bettering themselves would probably be by giving you the advice that inspires me the most. Stuff I've heard from frie
A Holiday Surprise!Hola!A Holiday Surprise!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Apologies for the lack of activity lately-- I've been busy wish my comic work for Archie, as usual (I'm halfway done-- not long now!). But I collaborated with a few friends to put together a special treat for y'all this holiday season! I give you...
Ghosts of the Future: the Motion Comic!
Featuring the voice talents of Okida(Namesake Productions), :iconDarkspeeds: , :iconCornelious-Raidon: , :iconknuckles6k: , :iconkovabomb: and yours truly!
We're all looking forward to adapting more issues-- things are only gonna get awesomer for here!
I CAN SEQUEL IT, MARIO =D ENGLISH…I CAN SEQUEL IT, MARIO =D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
No surprises here but plans are already being discussed for a sequel to Disney's Wreck-It Ralph and one Nintendo legend will definitely be included for the next go-around. ^^!
READ MORE HERE: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/GraphicCity/news/?a=71008#WijvBs2RhpEBw6Mg.18
LET ME SHOUT OF HAPPYNESS, YUUUUUS XD
Challenge 1: Clean Media, Clean MindWelcome to the first 30 day challenge! This month’s challenge is:Challenge 1: Clean Media, Clean Mind2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Clean Media, Clean Mind
You’ve heard “you are what you eat” and it applies to more than just food. So the challenge is to clean up what sites you visit, videos you watch, and music you listen to. After the month is over, tell us via picture or journal how changing what you consume, has changed how you think, speak, and act. Things to cut out of your media diet: sex, drugs, drinking, swearing, occult, and violence.
These challenges will be harder for some than others, so I’ve included three levels of commitment.
Level 1: baby steps
Cut out media that is blatantly sinful. I’m talking porn, violent movies, songs that swear every other word, etc. If it’s too hard to hold off for 30 days, consider how that itself is a problem. Are you making media an idol? Talk to a trust friend about it or a fellow group member. Also consider listening to a positive radio station:
PracticeBy now everybody already knows that becoming a good artist doesn't come from talent alone. On contrary; talent is a myth. Like the famous quote goes: "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration". Meaning so much that even with a good idea and a bright mind, you still have to work your ass off in order to achieve something. While this makes mad skills available for basically everybody, I still hear many people complain about practice being a rather boring thing, or about them practicing a lot but still getting nowhere.Practice10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So I thought; Oh well... Why no article about practice?
Conscious vs unconscious practice
First of all lets divide practice in roughly two types. You have the conscious type of practice. This is the kind of practice in which you're sitting down and thinking to yourself "Hell yeah! I'm gonna draw some <subject> today to get better at this!". And then there's the unconscious type of practice. The type of practice that is often more playful an
EXTRA CREDIT - Disney Infinity ENGLISH…EXTRA CREDIT - Disney Infinity3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Disney Interactive today unveiled its most ambitious gaming initiative ever, Disney Infinity. This all new game platform unlocks the freedom to create stories and play experiences starring beloved characters from The Walt Disney Company and Pixar Animation Studios. Disney Infinity allows players to both experience original adventures in some of their favorite Disney and Pixar worlds and to build their own worlds using the power of their imagination.
“Disney Infinity introduces a new way to interact with the best of Disney on one game platform, both now and in the future," said John Pleasants, co-president, Disney Interactive. “With this innovative approach to gaming, Disney Infinity will bring to life new characters, stories and environments from The Walt Disney Company over time in a way that will delight fans and gamers alike.”
In a way that only Disney can, Disney Infinity integrates collectible character figures that co