Types of Artist blues, what helped, what didn'tThere are several artist blues I know of, since I have experienced practically all of them during the past few months since 2011. I will write about how I got them, how I overcome them. What helped, what didn't.Types of Artist blues, what helped, what didn't1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Some of these blues are professional freelance blues, happens to those who are making their own series/productions and when there's money and risk involved.
Some of these blues are shared by all artists.
Before the production even starts, the fear of it failing caused me to think about failing instead of success. It makes me hesitate about actually working on the project before I even produce anything.
What helped- Refocus on what I am making the project for, what's the true message I try to convey with the project, make that shine, and try to choose a cheap launch platform that makes it cost-effective.
What didn't help- trying to level up on art skill. It helped with my overall art as work for hire, it didn't help with
elPokedexF Completion status: 202/722elPokedexF11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Feeling generous? Click here if you want to request a pokémon!
Phew, here's a list with all the pokemon anthros I've drawn up to date. Check here before suggesting one because I won't draw the same pokemon twice unless I REALLY feel like it, and chances are I won't.
You should definitely keep this thing somewhere safe because I ALWAYS update it whenever I draw a new poke. No exceptions.
Oh, and you should definitely read the FAQ, it's down there, just after the whole listing of pokemon!
TO-DO: Update the menu-sprites to the Gen IV versions... I got all the files right here but I don't trust my web hosting enough to link them ALL directly here, so I'll have to find a spare server to host the menusprites, or find
Contest 13 - Girls Only - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!Contest 13 - Girls Only - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
AND THE WINNERS ARE....
In the Judge's Section:
Not only is Earthbound artwork rare in our group, but the unique style of the artist is very cool and fun to look at. It compliments the characters very well. It's great to see their personality through their expressions and references to the moves in the game. ~ Chosen by: ratscout, MistyTang, and Zimeta
Wow. That's my overall reaction to this piece. The composition is spectacular, even if it's just Samus standing on a desolate rock. It's very vertical, which gets the point across that Samus is a steadfast, strong willed hunter. The use of tenebrism is very well done here, and suits the piece very nicely. It certainly helps much more with that intense feeling. But I have to say that the use of Aether in the background was probably one of the strongest points
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 know8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
#1.SenshiStock For Male and Female pose reference
*sigh*I wasn't going to spend all day on the internet, but then I did.*sigh*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
More importantly, I wanted to share a cool writing exercise with y'all:
-Put a playlist.
-For the duration of the song, try to come up with a story where the currently playing song would be ideal for the end credits.
-Complete until playlist is done.
Very fun and good to get the creative juices flowing.
The Echo chamber dilemmaThe promise of the Internet was that unlimited information and experiences would draw us together. But instead it seems to have driven us apart.The Echo chamber dilemma10 months ago in Personal More Like This
For years I've observed this behavior but haven't been able to vocalize it correctly. Originally I called the behavior of collective opinions as "the hive mentality" of the Internet. But that wasn't exactly right and I often got called out on it. The most prominent example was when I made a comic about a guy disagreeing with opinions and being shouted at till he remained quiet, eventually fading into the background with everyone else. The consensus of that comic was that if you disagree with someone you aren't bullied into not speaking, but instead are free to go someplace else where people who do agree with you exist. And you know what? That wasn't what i was trying to convey, but is sadly true. The Internet is not a hive mind. It's many tiny pocket echo chambers of mutual agreements.
And this is becoming a growing problem, I think, because n
Late Lesson LearnedWhile doing research for the new SYAC, I actually stumbled upon something truthful on TVtropes.org. Usually I take everything from that site with a grain of salt, but this one bit actually was surprisingly honest and truthful about webcomics:Late Lesson Learned2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Webcomics work on a very different set of standards than other fiction. Almost all webcomic authors are working pretty much entirely alone as they both draw and script their comics and most do not plan any further along than to the end of their current story sometimes not even that far.
Many of them try to adhere to a schedule they aren't really capable of meeting, resulting in them rushing to meet their deadline and making mistakes that should be avoidable. So many of the good 10% lack qualities standard in traditionally professional works. This can be because of the lack of editorial input as well as the lack of lead time. Not all webcomics suffer from this, though, and even the ones that do can still be interesting. Arguably, some str
The Eternal StruggleAs artists, we come up against plenty of challenges in many different forms but this one is probably the most common: getting your ideas out of your brain and onto that paper! The moment of inspiration is very much like a lightbulb going off, the birds start singing, children are playing outside in the streets, and the world is in full technicolor until BAM, the finished product looks nothing like you envisioned it...not even remotely! Now you're not quite sure what to do and you feel a little discouraged even. Fear not! There's nothing wrong with you! As I mentioned before, this is something that's very common. So now you're probably saying, "well dang, how do I fix it then?!"The Eternal Struggle1 year ago in Personal More Like This
One thing I found that works planning. Not brooding in the corner planning, but actually cranking out some sketches or studies of your ideas. Gather reference materials of what you're thinking about. Say you want to draw an awesome chromed out futuristic city scene. You should probably get s
Gay and Lesbian RANTOkay I would like to start that I do not care who you like. I think people can love who ever they want. This rant isn't about anything about 'how it is wrong' but how it isn't wrong.Gay and Lesbian RANT3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now. Let's start off with the crazy religious people.
My cousins, aunt and uncle are like this (no offence to them). But one day their kid started to talk about Ellen and how it was wrong that she liked girls. So I said "I don't think it's wrong". My cousin had a big flip at me and my aunt had to stop the conversation because we were talking about something they didn't agree with. Sometimes I really want to act like I am a lesbian or bisexual just to see how they react to it. I mean... would they still like me? Would they hate me? Would they not wanna be around me? Would they feel awkward around me? I have no clue. Another thing is in my school there were posters up about gay rights and I thought that was the best thing ever until... the religious people told them to take it down since it off
Regular Brothers*Yawn* :icondragonyawnplz:Regular Brothers10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Silvvy, You are bored right? :icondragonhuh2plz:
Yeah, I just wanted to play something :icondragonstretchplz:
*Mean While at the park*
Yo Mordecai, Why are you Working?! :iconrigbyWTFplz:
Dude, you don't even know what will gonna be happening! :iconmordecaiwtfplz:
So what?! I don't have to meet Eileen. that's the good part! :iconrigby-plz:
*sigh you don't even know about Margaret. :iconmordecaiWTFplz:
And plus, Mr. Benson can Fire us if we don't work. :iconmordecaiplz:
Dude, your TOO worry about getting Fired. :iconrigbyWTFplz:
So? YOU are the 1 who don't care about fi... What in the world is that? :iconmordecaiwtfplz:
Who cares, Let's go inside! :iconrigby-
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!6 months 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
Common Misconceptions: Digital ArtCommon Misconceptions: Digital ArtCommon Misconceptions: Digital Art1 year 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
Style Challenge: Looney Tunes - Then & NowHey gang,Style Challenge: Looney Tunes - Then & Now2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Next up is a “Style Challenge” starring the LOONEY TUNES!
This challenge will be in TWO parts (lasting 4 weeks)…
PART ONE is to design your own Looney Tunes character in the CLASSIC Warner Bros. style.
PART TWO is to take that SAME character and REDESIGN him in the NEW, 2011 Cartoon Network style.
The point of this challenge is for you to study the differences in these two styles. See how they are similar, see how they are different, and think about how popular/marketable styles may have changed over time.
Here are the RULES: http://2ajoe.deviantart.com/art/Style-Challenge-Rules-Looney-Tunes-321425335
1. Design ONE character in the CLASSIC Looney Tunes Style! (By “classic” I am referring to the standard models used in most of the Golden Age theatrical shorts.)
- Here is a great link with some classic Model Sheets for you reference: http://livlily.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/looney
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)2 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
Billy Blue Change Your World ContestBilly Blue Change Your World Contest6 months 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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Monster High Create-A-Monster ContestMonster HighMonster High Create-A-Monster Contest10 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Join the ghoulish gang of Monster High™ by creating a new monster for the class of 2013! To celebrate the new Create-A-Monster™ product line, we want you to use your spooky skills and creepy creativity to unleash your own fang-tastic monster and win some incredible prizes!
There are tonnes of gore-geous options for creating your own monster, and you're only limited by your imagination! Get involved and start thinking about who and what your monster will be. You can get inspired by checking out the Create-A-Monster™ start up packs and add ons!
Don't forget to name your creation. If you get stuck for names, try naming your creation after famous monsters like the rest of the Monster High™ ghouls are, like Draculaura™ and Frankie Stein™
Be yourself. Be unique. Be a MONSTER!™
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The Hero's JourneyWith this online art community, we have a unique opportunity to connect with our kindred. We must avail ourselves of this experience, for, once it's gone, it may never come again.The Hero's Journey5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I thought I'd share yet another of my musings from over on Facebook, and invite anyone to share their thoughts, too.
OBSERVATION #55 - OLD HEROES
• On the matter of new STAR WARS movies featuring our favorite characters from the original trilogy - Is Han Solo still such a bad-ass?
It is an interesting consideration. I do believe that Hollywood tends to think a bit too one-dimensionally when it comes to our iconic heroes. As they age, they seldom grow beyond the stage at which we all became most familiar with them. Captain Kirk is a prime example. Oh, they got it right in the first two feature films (1979, 1982), allowing Kirk to a
Why Cynical Improvement Is Bad For YouSince we're on the subject of taboos, I feel it necessary to talk about this one. This one pisses me off and it's very much a cornerstone to a bigger issue with our artistic community: The idea and assumption that as an artist you MUST improve at all times. 24/7. No exceptions. Every work you produce must be 10x better than your last. You must constantly strive for perfection. To ignore this "truth" is to commit the terrible sin of rejecting the very concept of improvement, and you will never break out of your "comfort zone."Why Cynical Improvement Is Bad For You8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm here to tell you that this is hogwash.
You should strive to improve. Never say that I don't encourage improvement. It's why you go to school, why you go to college, and why after college you continue to work on your art. You always want to be better. The problem is that far too many people have a strictly binary concept of what "better" is and on how to "improve."
First off, there is no pinnacle of perfection. There is no
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 Art2 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
Dragonbrother Stories 5-7Dragonbrother Accounts & StoriesDragonbrother Stories 5-74 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconJ-C: The Dragonbrothers such as their animations belong to J.C. :iconJ-C:
GO HERE TO SEE THE OLD STORIES [1-4]
I get asked by people recently if they can write a dragonbrother story for this journal so for everybody who plans to do so, YES YOU CAN!
We really appreciate it!
just please try to write it in the dragonbrothers format with ebbys text in bold and silvvys normal
(for bold text type in: NORMAL BOLD TEXT NORMAL without the *)
that saves a lot of time for me
Yay another Dragonbrother story, this time its about me and one of my hot summer days, again written by ShaunSP so Enjoy! :icondragonnod1:
Silvvys very HOT Day by: ShaunSP
:icondragonstretch: *Yawn!* OMG! Summers st
The Darkness II Contest TweetThe Darkness II Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Draw a page for the 100th Issue of The Darkness comic!
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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-panel
ScreenshotThere ya go.Screenshot1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Working on the new Eddsworld episode.
Got a bit of a late start on this one, so don't expect this to be out any time soon.
Miralce Of Sound - Sovngarde SongFrom the mists of the mountains a deafening callMiralce Of Sound - Sovngarde Song2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bellows down over the plains
On a host of battle-worn ears it does fall
Pushing out through the thunder and rain
These men of the north they have suffered too long
The anger it swells in their veins
Of the spirited roars of lost warriors' songs
Distant echoes are all that remain
And my voice is my violence
Clear the sky's frozen tears
And no more we'll be silent
With this Sovngarde song in our ears
And we stand tall
Sons of the snow
We will not fall
Under these blows
For our hearts they are hardy
Our spirits are strong
And our voices are lifted into
This Sovngarde song
Conquer the anger and ravenous rage!
Make it a part of your power
Pummeling down let your bloodlust engage!
Under your force they will cower
Feeling the fury so pure and so bright
Breaking the bonds of surrender
Under the moon for our home we will fight
And we will die to defend her
And my voice is my violence
Clear the sky's frozen tears
And no more we'll be silent
Fotolia 4: Stockpocalypse ChallengeFotolia 4: Stockpocalypse Challenge2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The winning entry will be published as a full page advertisement for Fotolia in
HOW Magazine with credit to the artist.
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Something's happened. Whether it was a catastrophic earthquake, a nasty alien invasion, or an accidental push of the Big Red Button, the world, as we know it, has come to an end. But what happens in the aftermath? Fotolia's