What is your Drawing Skill Level?All of the images featured in this article come from archives of my own work so not to impose unwanted criticism. The intention of this article is not to categorize artists, but to categorize similarities of different skill levels of representational drawing. Please also note that skill level in representational drawing does not equate to the worth of an artist's creative ability. But skill in representational drawing is very important to have in a lot of art disciplines. It is a skill that takes a lifetime to learn. Skill does not come from talent. Instead, talent affects the perseverance, discipline, and desire of the individual to develop skill.What is your Drawing Skill Level?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What is Representational Drawing? Representational drawing is a fancy way of saying trying to re-create something you see in real life on paper (or whatever you are drawing on). When we turn about 10 or 11 years old, or brains begin to develop a different perception of visual space than what we could understand before in the earlier y
HALLOWEEN CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED!CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED!HALLOWEEN CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
It is with great excitement that I have been able to hold a contest like this for the first time in years!
The hardest part was only being able to choose 3.
I would like to congratulate:
3rd Place - for their outstanding concept of Bones in a costume - :icondragontrap:
2nd Place - for their amazing effect and almost horror-movie-like concept of Bones being the monster - :icontriple-shot:
1st Place - for their intricate detail and ghastly take on Bones being very surreal - :iconM-Spencer:
Congratulations for the 3 placing winners!!!
BUT! It doesn't end just there.
As a token of my appreciation for ALL THE PARTICIPANTS, I would like to extend a special gift for all of your hard work and devotion!
To this, I would like to present a pair of options!
- 10% off any commission (Je
Premium Content and how I feel about making moneyHalloPremium Content and how I feel about making money3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's a new feature called premium content that allows users to make file downloads available for a charge. This seems to be something with a vast range of different possibilities that range from quite nice to to quite lame. Of course we are all always against commercialization and sell-outs and everything and don't want things to change but there are some interesting options here.
Obviously everyone is going to know whether or not this is something he or she could use and how much sense it's going to make for what you do specifically but there's two points I want to adress.
I always thought it was lame when people sell stuff like brushes or psd files. This is probably just my personal opinion and many will certainly disagree for valid reasons, but I think, if you make some brushes, and you ask money for something as tiny as that, you are lame. Sorry. Actually, the point here is not that it will kill someone to pay like one buck for something tiny, it's just that it change
Quick way to make perfect perspective grids.Hey everyone, I just put up a new video on how to create physically accurate perspective grids in 2 minutes or less. A lot of people, including myself, tend to just eyeball it or make a best guess, but with these methods you can make them accurate to camera with very little effort. Enjoy!Quick way to make perfect perspective grids.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
July CoC Monthly Challenge!July CoC Monthly Challenge!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Monthly Challenge! C:
CoC will now be offering all of you members a "Monthly Challenge," for those of you looking for a little something else to do, or maybe need a little push or creativity to pull out of an art block. Here are our rules for our Monthly Challenge!
Only one entry will be allowed each month, per person.
Everyone is allowed to enter each and every month.
One winner will be selected at the end of the month to be
featured in a CoC journal specifically for MC winners.
(Because this is just a challenge, and not a contest, no “prizes” will be awarded, so to speak, just FREE publicity!)
Winners now will be awarded a front page feature for the entire following month!!
The winner of the previous month will be allowed to enter and join t
Deserving Artist Watch #2Hello again - lovely watchers & artists alike!~ :]Deserving Artist Watch #21 year ago in Personal More Like This
The artists that I've chosen to feature in this journal are all quite talented and deserving of your kind comments and attention. In fact, they all have less than 350 watchers ^_^
So, if you're feeling really lovely today, maybe give one of these 13 artists a random llama. If you're a real boss you'll support their work by leaving comments and taking some faves for your collection, maybe even watching a few of them.
:iconAlaquaFry: AlaquaFry (Digital Artist)
:iconALLthingsPURPLE-51: ALLthingsPURPLE-51 (Traditional Artist)
Fabulous Friday Feature 25Fabulous Friday Feature 252 years ago in Personal More Like This
Greetings, all, and welcome to my twenty-fifth
FABULOUS FRIDAY FEATURE
If you've got someone you think should be featured in next Friday's Feature, I'd love it if you would send me a note with a link to the deviation in question and I'll take a peek I'd also love to hear about other features, particularly themed ones. I'll list those in the bottom section to help spread the word! The same goes for contests or news articles!
Please favorite this journal and pass it on! And if you liked this feature, be sure to check out the one from last week: http://azizriandaoxrak.deviantart.com/journal/Fabulous-Friday-Feature-24-361063930
I am ALWAYS seeking donations and nominations for my pay-it-forward project! So far I've been able to donate four premium memberships, and I'm only a few hundred points away from being able to give away another one! I want to be able to donate premium memberships to deserving members, so please check out my journal for info on send
- Amazing Russian Artists Part 2 -:iconfundervogel: :iconhel-gi: :iconshai-a: :iconwaldemar-kazak: :iconrhads: :iconpti-spb: :icongaudibuendia: :iconuncleschiva: :iconcuckoo-koo-koo: :iconanwaraidd:- Amazing Russian Artists Part 2 -10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sea elf by Anwaraidd
2 by Pti-SPB prince pirolo by cuckoo-koo-koo Cleric by GaudiBuendia
The White Snake illustration 2 by FunderVogel Robin Hood's arrows by Waldemar-Kazak d e v o t c h k a by cuckoo-koo-koo aurora polaris by GaudiBuendia Satyavati by Hel-gi Soviet racers by Waldemar-Kazak
Spring Feature of GrimGloomTale The long winter is finally over, so we can proceed to our next seasonal feature: time for the lovely Spring. I've seen many fabulous works submitted to the group, as always, and they all deserve to be seen. Unfortunately, I can't show them all in this one little showcase. Here you will see only works having below 100 favourites. Give them attention that they lack!Spring Feature of GrimGloomTale 2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Aimee and Aime by ALEXAst
The door in the Dwimorberg by LeenZuydgeestFoolish Little Troll by erinclairebWanderer by ILioNart
Commissions! (SOLD OUT FOR NOW)UPDATE: Holy CRAP those went fast! If I add any more slots before the end of the campaign I will definitely let you guys know- preferably before they go live to give people a heads up. Thanks for your support!Commissions! (SOLD OUT FOR NOW)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I never offer commissions. Or by never I mean almost never, at least not in the past five years. It's hard to find time, it can be stressful, I have personal projects that take precedent- there are any number of reasons, but generally the perks rarely outweigh the disadvantages.
There is, however, one situation where I would be more than happy to do commissions, and that's in service of my amazing friends over at the League of S.T.E.A.M. I've known these guys for years, and it means the world to me to see them doing more of what they do. They elevate the quality of Steampu
WatercolorWatch depthRADIUSWatercolor1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Christopher Behrens, the 7-year deviantART member contributing this wonderful history of watercolors to depthRADIUS, along with curating artists and interviews, is a modern renaissance man held in high regard by fans of his unique artistic vision. He is an independent filmmaker, author, and a masterful watercolorist in his own right. His gallery of works can be perused here.
Watercolor by ctbehrens
he history of painting begins with watercolor as it is the oldest painting med
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
Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian EtiquetteWatch depthRADIUSOtto and Victoria, Octovictorian Etiquette2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recent
Heyy just so you guys know-son't be a stranger if u live around the NYC area. Now that I live here, i can probs meet some of you if any of you live around here. hit me up if ur around, we can get tea or coffee or some shitHeyy just so you guys know-3 months ago in Personal More Like This
anyway, college has had me busy, a busy little nipper. So has new york, as its also kind of one of the world most distracting cities. Ran into a little bit of danger and romance too, mafia danger (oh god no but seriously if you find out a guy your dating is #1 a coke dealer and #2 heavily involved with the cartel and Italian mob GET OUT NOW) I've also been buying so many $1 books from the strand and going to the Met so much i should be put in jail.
i havent been able to write much lately, which breaks my heart. hopefully since winter is approaching and this city is like a fucking refrigerator ill be able to share more stories with you, as i used to.
anyway, i always think about u guys.
hopefully i get more active again soon
talk to me an
FartSmasher? WHY?!I'm sure you guys are wondering why I changed my user name to FartSmasher.FartSmasher? WHY?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well... Because I can!
TIME FOR CHANGE!
Sorry guys! also not too sorry.
I don't really upload things to here...
Feel free to follow me on my tumblr
or my FA which is
I love my new screen name!!!!11
Demon inspiration list (more added)I really like demons so I watch/read whatever a lot of demon shit because LOL. If anyone has any recommendations or anything, please let me knowDemon inspiration list (more added)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I pull lots of pieces from everything to get something I like. Here's what I have gone through, feel free to watch these too if you'd like. A good deal are on netflix.
Just looking for something new to watch or whatever while I draw. It keeps me focused.
The exorcist series - (The Exorcist / The Exorcist II / The Exorcist III / Exorcist : The beginning / Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist)
the exorcism of Emily Rose
the last exorcism 1 /2
The Paranormal Activities (1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / Have yet to see marked ones but will. Also want to see Devil's Due)
The Devil Inside
Drag Me to hell
I guess other movies like the Gacy house / Amityville Haunting / Death of a ghost hunter(I like supernatural