Stockers you should knowHey people! So, one of the many questions I get asked about how to improve figure drawing is where to find a suitable model. In a perfect world, friends and family members would sit for us artists for hours on end, however that's highly unlikely especially if you're looking for an "actiony" pose! Also, those of you who are just beginning to draw the figure need to do so from a human model. Drawing from life is, once again, ideal, but stock photos are the next best thing. Plus I'm always harping about dA's great stock so this is the list of some of the absolute best figurative/pose based human stockers on dA:Stockers you should know2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
#1.SenshiStock For Male and Female pose reference
How to feel good about your ArtWe've all had those moments as an artist where we just can't seem to like what we're doing, where nothing seems sufficient and everybody else seems to draw so much better than ourselves.There's a few simple things you can do to avoid feeling like that or that you can remind yourself of should you already be right in the middle of this mess.How to feel good about your Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Draw for yourself, not an audience!
The first and probably most important point, especially for any artist on here who in one way or the other seeks feedback and recognition from their fellow deviants. You should never forget that your art is after all YOUR art, so it should be a means to express yourself, relax yourself, be proud of yourself etc and not anyone else. Never let yourself be pressured to do anything you don't want simply because your watchers might demand it or do anything for the sole purpose of getting more attention. It might make you happy in the beginning but loosing track
The Darkness II Contest TweetThe Darkness II Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Draw a page for
the 100th Issue of
The Darkness comic!
Read Official Rules »
In the new game, "The Darkness II" by 2k Games, it's been two years since Jackie Estacado took his revenge on those who killed his girlfriend and became the Don of a New York crime family. A strange and terrible power called The Darkness has remained locked tightly inside him, but now it's ready to come out once again.
Let your own inner demons out to play and join Jackie in his brutal internal battle against The Darkness by drawing a
three-panel comic using the script created by Top Cow writers.
Become a pro by winning and have your three-pan
Seven Deadly Sins Contest TweetSeven Deadly Sins Contest3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
How to Enter
Rules & Judging
It's your chance to sell your favorite deadly sin.
Does that scrumptious cupcake tempt you to gluttony? Maybe road rage on the freeway brings out your wrath? The deviantART #StockProject and Fotolia are challenging you to choose a side and either entice the city into further temptation or inspire them to stand fast against their inner vices.
Using stock from #StockProject create a billboard to advertise or warn people against your favorite sin.
Seven sinful or angelic deviants will have their artwork displayed around the city. There will be one winner per sin and
Original Characters vs. Fan charactersOriginal Characters vs. Fan characters: The submission differences that everyone should know.Original Characters vs. Fan characters5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When a person creates a character it could serve many different purposes. Depending on how their imagination can be, some people make up an entire new world of their own and create a whole cast of characters that go on their own adventures. However, what if a person creates a character that lives in an existing universe such as a game, comic, or anime? What if the character interacts with the protagonist of a major series? Depending on the point of view you take, you could say that it is an original character, because the artist created it, or you could join the other side of the fence in saying that since the character lives in a universe that someone else came up with, it is a fan character.
If you create a character that lives in its own world and has its own storyline, then that is an original character and would appropriately be submitted into the corresponding
FLIPNOTE STUDIO ID'S5E0AFEA0A09D1B39FLIPNOTE STUDIO ID'S2 months ago in Personal More Like This
(first account, to last)
use these codes on nintendo dsi library to view my old stuff. remember to type in ALL CAPS.
why you should watch TOONAMI saturday night!after a huge show of support from an april fools' toonami broadcast, toonami is actually back! but there's some concerns from longtime fans that it won't be the same and are refusing to watch it.why you should watch TOONAMI saturday night!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i can understand that some people were expecting toonami to be just like how they remember it, but there's a few good reasons why it won't be, why it shouldn't be, and why you should tune in anyway.
the biggest complaint about the return of toonami seems to be that they are not showing any of the old animes.
first off, toonami doesn't have as high of a budget as it did during its daytime block, and the cost to license some of the shows like dbz are even higher now than they used to be. even if this wasn't the case, [as] can't wipe an entire 6 hours of programming for newly licensed shows in an instant. axing 3 (kekkaishi, FLCL and Big O), and adding 2 (deadman wonderland, casshern sins) is probably as much as they can handle in a single swipe - and i think it's a good start. FLCL and Big O are
My deviantART StoryGather round, good people, for this is my deviantART story.My deviantART Story8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This story is not for the weak of heart or mind or stomach. It is not for women who are pregnant or who might become pregnant. It is not for small, impressionable children who might read my words and interpret them as a call to violence or inaction. It is not for those prone to the dry heaves, or the wet heaves, or the slightly damp heaves. It is not for those who believe in magic, or in the healing power of rainbows. It is not for people with crab claws for hands or whose heads are the nesting ground for small flightless birds.
No, good people. This is a story for people who can appreciate terms like "assassilicious" and "tactical bunning." It's for those who could identify the head of Rhogor Johnson if they found it on the side of the road. It's for the Bennonites and the Winslowvians and the Kurtesans. And maybe even the Little Winslowvians. It's for you, the people that actually pay attention to me and the stupid stuff I d
Icon Contest! (By me ehe) Prize for every entry!EXAMPLE OF ICON THAT EVERY ENTRY WILL WIN!! (Will all be different)Icon Contest! (By me ehe) Prize for every entry!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to enter: Fav this journal
Advertise this contest
Link me to your advertising
Make the icon of coarse
ENTER UP TO 3 TIMES!!!!!
All you have to do is make icons for this x'D
FRIENDS, IF YOU WANNA HELP YOU CAN OFFER TO BE PART OF MAKING ONE OF THE PRIZES!! <3
Anyway, here it goes -
1st - 5 Full body pictures
2 Journal dolls
1 Le derp
1 Custom of my new species, cat with tortoiseshell and that shell is made of waffles
1 Ref sheet of a character
Climbing Up from the Copyright AbyssI did it.... I've gotten back from total "termination." I've proved that it could be done.Climbing Up from the Copyright Abyss2 months ago in Personal More Like This
So as of... today, my channel is back, and each of my videos were restored to their former glory. I'm kind of going through a lot of strange emotions right now. The first thing I did immediately start uploading the Time Twister review. And I'll be doing the Glenn Martin review, and now I've got to do an update video.
I've proven that it can be done. You can take three strikes and come back from the dead. It just takes like three strikes. I feel great about that. Over the moon, in fact.
I also feel paranoid. I feel that it's going to happen again. All I gotta do is just click on YouTube again, and my channel will be gone again because Viacom wanted to do another sweep. In fact, not all of the videos are yet re-instated (they will be though, soon).
What I need right now is someone to make me a credits template for my videos, one that says something like "follow me on deviantart, twitter, my Zippcas
500 Watchers Raffle! (ends friday!!)Ends Friday500 Watchers Raffle! (ends friday!!)2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
You are all fantastic. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get so many watchers this quickly. ;-; You all mean the world to me, truly~
So I want to do a raffle for you guys! There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize chosen by a random number generator!
And if anyone wants to offer prizes to add as well that's always welcome!
1st place prize:
-A fullbody drawing or a fullbody custom adopt (you pick one of these) from me
-A half body from me
-a headshot from me
-A detailed headshot from adoptmako
-Fully detailed Lineless headshot from Ocelot-doodle
-A half body from me
-A custom chibi adoptable from me
-A simple headshot from adoptmako
-Lined headshot from Ocelot-doodle
-One headshot from me
-A simple chibi from adoptmako
-traditional headshot from Boo-Ghosty
-Animated pixel icon (human) from Ocelot-doodle
Examples of my art:
Celebrate deviantART's 12th Birthday!It's our 12th Birthday!Celebrate deviantART's 12th Birthday!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted August 7th, 2012 by $Ayame-Kenoshi
Today, August 7th, 2012, marks 12 years since deviantART's creation - aka, it's our 12th birthday! In the last 12 years, we, as a community, have grown by leaps and bounds, fostered creative thought and dialogue, and submitted a lot of artwork - over 220 million deviations. It's with great honor and pleasure that we invite you to party with us as we toast to another devious year of art!
Introducing the First Ever Creative Grants Recipients!
On May 1, 2012, deviantART introduced the Creative Grants program - a source of funding allowing artists to make creative dreams a reality. We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding has ended, and from the over 500 applicat
Neil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales'Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales'2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Neil Gaiman asked fans around the world to help him tell a new kind of story. A few weeks, thousands of Tweets, twelve stories and a galaxy of art later, 'A Calendar of Tales' was born.
It's now ready for the world to see as a beautiful digital book. Have a look, see who contributed, or watch Neil's videos to find out more about the making of 'A Calendar of Tales.'
A huge thank you is due to everyone who took part in this project. Your energy and imagination inspired Neil, and now, can inspire the world.
To celebrate the completion of 'A Calendar of Tales,' we're introducing a brand new Profile Page badge. Immerse yourself
Viet Emerald WIPWEI, MONATER COACHS!Viet Emerald WIP3 months ago in Personal More Like This
AS HOLIDAYS PRESENT FROM ELFCOACH, THERE IS THE VIET EMERALD FOR YOU!
IT IS SOME INCOMPLETE PEOPLES, BUT CAN STILL PLAY FREELY YET!
HOPE YOU TO ENJOY!
The download comes with a patch and Lunar IPS. You'll need an English Pokemon Emerald ROM to apply the patch to.
Simply open Lunar IPS, select "Apply Patch", and then choose the Viet Emerald patch and then your ROM.
This isn't the finished version, but it's close enough. Happy Holidays!)
Draw This Again ContestBack to SchoolDraw This Again Contest3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.
To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.
50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will receive bundles of prizes. Details below.
TPMC Fan Game Contest + UpdatesHello! This is the first contest we've had in a very long time, due to inactivity, but as we've recently hit the 1000 member mark, we're here with a big one! In other news, the group blog will be updated weekly by us admins (most of the time from me and LKarlos) with art features to showcase what's going on in the paper Mario community here, as well as to shine light on deviations that we find great, as well as those that are unknown! Anyway...TPMC Fan Game Contest + Updates1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Contest: Create a Concept for a Paper Mario Game
Fanmade Paper Mario games are plentiful in deviantART today - from the classical 'Save Princess Peach' plot to wacky Outer-Space adventures across planets and galaxies. The variety is endless, and the amount of games has increased tenfold since this group was created, back in 2010. What this contest is about is originality and how one can create a fan game that stays true to the series, but with innovativ
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
Happy Holidays from TPMC + Contest ProlongingHey, everyone!Happy Holidays from TPMC + Contest Prolonging3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It looks like the contest organizer hasn't been here a while, so I'll be taking over the contest, which is already overdue.
The theme is "Create a Paper Mario Scene"!
The first prize is 100 points, llamas and a full commission from Kalzai
The following prizes are undecided as of yet, but if you would like to volunteer for prizes that would be awesome.
The new deadline is January 18th 2012 So don't miss it!
One entry per person.
Send your entries by 23rd November
Tracing/Using official or someone else's artwork is not allowed!
You may include only one OC in your entry, the rest must be official characters.
:iconeggviper3: - http://eggviper3.deviantart.com/art/Paper-Mario-Fireworks-267979829 - "Paper Fireworks"
:iconbotdf-sonic-pm2fan: - http://botdf-sonic-pm2fan.deviantart.com/art/Paper-Mario-celebration-CE-269300756 - "Paper Celebration"
Wacom Cintiq?WACOM CINTIQ 21UX MY PERSONAL OPINION ABOUT WACOM: 04.11.2008Wacom Cintiq?6 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm writing this journal since I fullfilled a dream i had since i started working in photoshop. A Wacom Cintiq 21UX.. Yes finally after waiting one Year I got it. First day I unpacked it, reading everything carefully and taking care really much. So i set it up and everything went well, i was happy with it. Now see what happen:
I know from my intuos 2 that the surface can get scratches and it was one of my biggest concern buying a cintiq. I asked a friend which has a cintiq from 2006 and he told me he didnt get any scratches over the years. So i was sure this piece of machinery must have a really good surface, better then the one from intuos 2/1 even better then the 3rd. That finally made me buy the cintiq. I was sure it wouldnt get scratched, still i was very careful with it but just wanted to enjoy painting. I did and after a long long night i went to sleep happy.
I couldnt wait for my pc
So you don't draw fan art, and that's okay.So I understand that DeviantArt is about supporting fellow artists and finding new art that inspires you but the fan art has gotten ridiculous. I'm as guilty of it as much as the next person but every time someone draws a pikachu they get 5000 favorites. I see all of these people on here with their own unique characters or stories they create but it's all overshadowed by fan art. Nobody gives feedback that matters because MLPfan9867 just uploaded a picture of a pony with tits.So you don't draw fan art, and that's okay.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Another thing that's been bothering me about DeviantArt lately is that damn near everything on the front page is just a heavily photoshopped picture. The other day there was a picture of a chocolate chip cookie. That's it. Nothing else. A Chocolate.Chip.Cookie. Are you kidding me? It had over 300 comments and none of them were constructive. They were all just "WOW LOOKS DELISH" and "I would eat that!"... of course it looks 'delish' It's a CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE.
So the next time you're about to comment on a pictur
What time is it ?!:iconsrslymemeplz: ... homework time ?What time is it ?!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DA FAQ ?!?!?! :iconfliptableplz:
Who knew that one of my favorite classes in college (meaning art) would be the one
giving me so MUCH, MUCH, homework! I have many doodles and drawings that I want to
upload, but now its going to take an eternity to finish them thanks to ... home- oh man I can't even
say or look at it makes me wanna explode
If I get to finish early I'll be working on Fionna & Cake and after them Flame Prince
I'll be busy for a little while, so sorry
Common Misconceptions: Digital ArtCommon Misconceptions: Digital ArtCommon Misconceptions: Digital Art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello everyone! This is the second installment of the series of “common misconceptions” surrounding different areas in art. This blog will cover the most prevalent myths that surround the medium of digital art. (it's chock full of super sweet images, check out the wonderful artists!)
Digital Art requires less skill than Traditional art
This is probably the top ranking myth. There is no “shortcut” when it comes to making good quality art period. It is not any easier to paint a beautiful image on a computer than it is with a brush and canvas. Most people who make that argument don’t really have any personal experience with creative software or they chalk up digital art as simple drawings in MS Paint.
Digtial Art requires less practice, anyone can do it
Like any skill out there, digital art needs the same amount of practice as you would need with a pen and paper. A
Billy Blue Change Your World ContestBilly Blue Change Your World Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Designers are always learning, always evolving, they are true agents of change, in their lives and the world around them. Billy Blue College of Design has helped inspire the careers of many graduate creatives who have gone on to change the world around them.
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Billy Blue College of Design has grown into an inspirational space for des
The Professional's Path (part 2)With this online art community, we have a unique opportunity to connect with our kindred. We must avail ourselves of this experience, for it may never come again.The Professional's Path (part 2)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In answering a friend over on facebook, I said the following, and perhaps it may also prove useful to some here...
"It's seldom a good idea to aspire to be a professional artist solely for financial gain. Creativity just doesn't work that way (in most cases). Just as on the amateur level, an artist must truly love creating art. Any profit should always be but a fringe benefit. Even in putting up with corporate meddling and other nonsense, the professional artist should seek to imbue every project with something of him or herself in order to maintain balance, and to keep the enjoyable flow of creativity active. This doesn't mean that there should not be a concern for proper compensation. However, compensation should never be the primary motivation (unless you