Art Adacemy Contest- LAST DAY :D UpdateArt Adacemy Contest- LAST DAY :D4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some nice news today which got me into huge happy mode so there'll be updates on the prices
I'll add two complete postcard-sets, 1 complete stalker cat button set and a signed print plus Shikishi for 1 prize... (big package is big)
Postcard-Set can be found here: http://trenchmaker.deviantart.com/art/Postcards-arrived-D-193401464?q=gallery%3Atrenchmaker%2F300068&qo=30
Buttons are those: http://trenchmaker.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d36rrva (and the complete set consists of 12 buttons... no kidding)
I guess everybody knows how a Nintendo DS looks like, so no link for that one.
Since some people seem to have a huge problem with the mail-system (landing nowhere but in my private acc anyway): You CAN upload the image here and send me a note but still you have to include all information in your note and please don't write those under your deviaton. Ok? Privacy and all- you have to keep an eye on it.
... and the countdown starts now.
You can find
On character designYo!On character design3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've had a few people ask me to make tutorials on character design, but I'll be honest:
For me character design isn't entirely an artistic thing. It combines some of my stronger ideals with artistic taste.
This makes it sort of odd to just make "a tutorial" on how to do it, as there's a lot more to it than just the art.
I'll summarise the artistic part in short: Almost any good quality character design tutorial will most likely go into things
like silhouettes, body shape, how to stylize, unique faces/facial features. If you really desperately want information on that
it's out there, google and/or the search tool are your friend.
For me I'll talk exclusively about how I try to design my own characters (mostly in my comics)
from a more philosophic standpoint, rather than just "this is how you do the arts".
I'll divide it by general areas,
This journal's subject shall be:
My characters aren't me.
This isn't as obvious as it sounds, I'm not just talking about the "
DA wants to ruin your gallery presentation.I'm assuming a few of you might be missing the plans for DA's new thumbnail layout so I have to make a journal entry about it, I urge everyone to head over to the planned feature's [journal] and leave your input (even though DA seem to be ignoring absolutely everyone even though they leave the same crit), you'll need to be a BETA tester but that can easily be turned on/off in settings.DA wants to ruin your gallery presentation.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
To give a quick overview I took some shots of my own gallery, though it doesn't quite look as awful as it is since these are shrunken:
Neat and Tidy
HUGE thumbnails making you see less art at once
Zero breathing room between each thumbnail
Organized grid all gone
Ugly white rim for "odd" picture sizes
Near unreadable Folder and Comment text under titles
I guess the left alig
Admiral AckbarRecently I've run across many very young users on dA. I'm just curious how many of my watchers are 12 and younger? If you are please comments here. Come on, don't be shy. You'll get a cookie :iconcookie-plz:Admiral Ackbar4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We've handed out 6 !cookies so far if you know what I mean :iconiykwimplz:
Cosplay adviceWith each day going by, I am asked more & more on cosplay advice.Cosplay advice4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Lala, can you give me some cosplay advice? I am going to cosplay so-&-so.." (Etc. etc.,)
"I was wondering if you have any tips for me when it comes to cosplaying..?"
I have spent years thinking about how to even respond to this sort of question, there is so much advice I want to give, but I don't want to give it to just one person.
Thus... I am going to lay it all out right here on this journal.
If you are the type to say: "TL;DR" Then go ahead & leave now, or just read tip #4. XD To those who actually want to see what my advice is, continue on this long jolly yellow brick road. (Whether you cosplay Wizard of Oz or not. LOL.)
Tip #1: Starting/having a "cosplay group."(What I consider the most important tip, especiall
Oh yeah, I did - RANT about Avril Lavigne's songA blog I follow just posted a gif from that song by Avril, called 'Girlfriend'. We all remember this, I believe, it was a big hit.Oh yeah, I did - RANT about Avril Lavigne's song4 years ago in Personal More Like This
But seriously, both song AND video are so absolutely cruel and egocentric that I can do nothing but roll my eyes when ever I see/hear it.
Avril is bitching. That's pretty much it, she's bawwwing about how she wants a dude who - that's right - already has a girlfriend.
She's his girl. He allowed her to be his girl, therefore, gee, I don't know, MAYBE he loves her! Maybe she's a really sweet and kind girl, why else would he date her?
But no, don't you dare to think that, because Avril knows what the girl is really like.
Let's see a few statements she makes during the song.
She's like so whatever
What's that supposed to mean? That she's boring?
Well, at least she's not boasting her ego through 50% of the song, while bitching about Avril in other 50%.
No. the girlfriend is so whatever, while Avril is a motherfucking princess,
The Resource Roundup #3: TutorialsThe Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #3: Tutorials4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This issue is all about tutorials. What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!
• Photography: beginners to advanced
• Crafts you can make at home
• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards…oh my!
• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)
• Or, suggest another topic!
She Wont Go Away!My room mate brought over this "Brodie" shortly after we moved in. We were civil but didn't really pay each other any attention, she'd watch me from across the room, I'd nod her way politely as a 'hello'. I had no idea how obsessive she would become.She Wont Go Away!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days later and she was inviting herself into my room. I'd come out of the restroom to see her in my room looking through the things on my desk or playing with the things on my bathroom countertop. My room mate promised to keep an eye on her, but since then, things have only gotten more serious.
Sometimes I'll hear Brodie fake crying and if i dont come out she'll start pushing on the door to let herself in, meaning I literally have to lock myself in my room to keep her out. I've heard her start scratching at the door while she cried a few times, and I've seen her lay on the floor to peek under the door and try to watch me. A few times i've gone to bed forgetting to lock the door and I woke up to Bro
The Reputation of Bronies- EDIT- Derpy Hooves[EDIT]The Reputation of Bronies- EDIT- Derpy Hooves4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I made this blog originally BEFORE I had caught wind of the whole Derpy fiasco that's been going on. I'm a bit slow like that, with my lack of internet. But what I've seen this morning has caused me to NEED to bring this issue up with all of you, so please read this and take it as seriously as you took the previous one.
First of all, what I would like to point out from the previous post is that a lot of people were surprised, some even disbelieving, that bronies were trolling each other. Well, I'm here to show you some of the nasties that I've seen. I will only show you a link to ONE case, but know there are many more.
Someone showed me a deviant who had been brutally harassed by FiM bronies, because she was friends with an animator of the G1 MLP show. This animator was also brutally assaulted verbally, with threats on his life from hysterical bronies who hate the G1 show. Now, obviously, not everyone is like this. But there is enough bronies out there who are "FiM purist" enoug
Bullying can get you a DD now?Seriously, a deviation where someone in a not so subtle way makes fun ofBullying can get you a DD now?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
and insinuates taking pleasure in the fictional death off an "annoying classmate" titled "Fat Ass" got a DD today.
Now I don't like annoying or obnoxious people as much as the next person, but I'm utterly amazed that a piece of art that:
a. quite clearly uses the weight of a REAL person as a very negative trait.
b. Which insinuates the author taking pleasure in the death of a REAL person.
c. Is apparently shared in real life with his class/teachers and most likely known about by the "annoying person" due to this.
Can actually get a DD and not be seen as complete and utter hate art that verges on extreme types of bullying.
From what the artist said I'd probably hate the girl in question too, whatever, you don't do that shit. It's too personal and focuses on entirely irrelevant traits, simply using personal dislike as an excuse.
If someone's annoying you either ignore them, or tell them honestly their behavour bothe
CALL ME 'MAYBE'I THREW MY ART IN A WELLCALL ME 'MAYBE'4 years ago in Personal More Like This
DONT ASK ME IT LOOKED LIKE HELL
I LOOKED TO YOU AS IT FELL
AND NOW YOURE IN MY WAY
I TRADE MY SOUL FOR A WISH
PENNIES AND DIMES FOR A FISH
I WASNT LOOKING FOR A BITCH
BUT NOW YOURE IN MY WAY
YOUR STARE WAS HOLDING
RIPPED SHEETS I AM FAILING
HOT NIGHT, PROCRASTINATING
WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOURE FAVING, BABY?!
HEY I JUST MET YOU
AND THIS IS CRAZY
BUT HERES MY DERPY ART.
SO CALL ME IZZY.
ITS HARD TO LOOK RIGHT,
AT MY DRAWINGS BABY,
BUT HERES MY "ART"
SO CALL ME A BABY.
BEFORE YOU CAME INTO MY LIFE
IT WASNT SO BAD,
IT WASNT SO BAD
IT WASNT SO, SO BAD.
BEFORE YOU CAME INTO MY LIFE
IT WASNT SO BAD,
AND YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT.
SO CALL ME LAZY.
Artists Celebrate Zelda Skyward SwordArtists Celebrate Zelda Skyward Sword4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Skyward sword - links descent by Siga4BDN
Skyward Duo by Lady-of-Link Link : Skyward Sword by Daniel-Link Skyward by Firedblue
Skyward Sword by HeavyMetalHanzo LoZ - Magical Music by Gabbi Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword by Meibatsu Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword by Pokey-Chan -- Link Skyward Sword Chibi -- by Kurama-chan
zeruzeruda by ex-m Zelda Skyward Sword Cloud Gazing by curry23
Legend of Zelda by Noiry Skyward Sword by TaiKova
Derpy Fandom goes DERP.So, lately, :iconyamino: has been getting a lot of hate. Why?Derpy Fandom goes DERP.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, let me explain.
A while ago, she made a blog stating her opinion of the Derpy Hooves character from the show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic."
She didn't really like how they portrayed her, and saw it as a slight against the mentally challenged. That was several months ago, and she didn't really fuss so much after that.
Then, a while ago, the episode "The Last Roundup" aired, and the fandom went NUTS.
But apparently, some people complained that Derpy might been seen as offensive, so that episode was pulled and redone on iTunes.
...and the fandom went NUTS. For the wrong reason.
Apparently, some people took this so much to heart that they came up with the idea that Yamino who expressed a single opinion in a random blog in a fan community consisting of thousands, maybe even hundreds of thousands, had single-handedly caused Pony Armageddon upon their beloved Derpy. To this day, her account is getting spammed and floo
FAN ART FRIDAY: Love a PrincessFAN ART FRIDAY: Love a Princess1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Dancing in the Lights by Nippy13 A Kiss for Corona by alicexz 50 Chibis Disney : Tangled _ Rapunzel by princekido
The ''Frozen'' Throne by imDRUNKonTEA .:FROZEN:. by yoneyu Frozen - Elsa by imDRUNKonTEA
Frozen by Kuro-x-Sora
My Two cents on Portfolio ReviewsYou know, I see quite a bit of portfolio on a regular basis, and even more so when I go to comic con and CTN.My Two cents on Portfolio Reviews3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This time around was the same thing, I saw quite a few portfolios. Some good ones and some that miss the mark.
There were a few in particular that caught my eye.. a few extremely good ones, and a few that just didn't work, and I wanted to try and share my opinions about portfolios in general.
This is just my point of view, based on MY experience and definitely not a definitely law, rule, or "must do". Just what I noticed in many student's and young professional's portfolios.
The first thing that strikes me is how similar portfolios can be from one student to another..I can almost always tell when one student is from Art Center, San Jose State, Otis, Sheridan or any other major school. It's a good thing and a bad thing. Mainly a bad thing though
Just a few personal thoughts on portfolios since I just came back from comic con and saw a ton over there.
Your portfolio should be a r
FAN ART FRIDAY: Hug an AnimalFAN ART FRIDAY: Hug an Animal10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Toothless-HTTYD by lunakidz
Toothless - Freedom by morganagod
HTTYD Snapdragons by sharkie19
Toothless - some more fish by Xx-Syaoran-kun-xX Toothless by Blaukralle
Toothless nap by CosmicSpectrumm
Bambi Plays by HeatherHitchman Bambi by pirateSME Bambi in his Youth by HeatherHitchman
The Darkness II Contest Winners TweetThe Darkness II Contest Winners4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You let your inner demons out to play, joined Jackie in his battle against The Darkness, and now the results are in. We have seen the most amazing and intricate three-panel comics molded around the script from Top Cow writers, and we are honored to announce that the top winners have been chosen by Marc Silvestri, the CEO and Founder of Top Cow Productions, Inc.!
Top Cow will publish the comic page drawn by our 1st-place winner in the 100th issue of The Darkness comic in addition to receiving cash and points. All winners, including the semi-finalists, will get a copy of the upcoming 2K Game, "The Darkness II."
Check out the winners
HeLp deviantArtHello there, we want to bring to your attention a serious problem that troubles Our Community (deviantArt) for a long time: ART THEFT. Among the loving members of dA there are people that disregard our work and steal our art and we, as a Group, encountered this problem several times before deciding to write this blog. We need you to take attitude and fight against these people because we need to protect our friends, our community and ourselves! Remember, this could happen to any of us (or probably already happened and we don't even know about it yet).HeLp deviantArt5 years ago in Personal More Like This
As a Group, We Are Against Art Thieves so they will get Banned from AllArtSupport.
If you know any deviant that is stealing other's works, leave a comment here or on lintu47's journal with its name and if possible, the stolen work with a link back to the original one, so we could expose them and let the world know what kind of people they are.
We will give you a list of known Art Thieves:
Hall Of Fame ( 26 - June 2012 )Before talking about the features, I want to present something briefly.Hall Of Fame ( 26 - June 2012 )4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For those who still care and who would like to make a change in
someone’s life, you are free to share your ideas concerning our project
called The "Think About It" Project. Your opinion counts! And no, we are NOT
expecting donations of any kind etc. , because this project isn’t based
on any financial principle. Details can be found on the official updated website: www.thethinkaboutitproject.com .
Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of
the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's and gppr’s
Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being
suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only
advantages in it for you.
This is the Hall Of Fame of our
Contest! Girl with a FlowerGirl with a Flower ContestContest! Girl with a Flower4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The objective is simple...draw a girl with a flower! It can be one flower or it can be many. It can just be a simple flower in the hair or you can get really creative. Lets just see what beautiful art you can make with this idea. Here are some great examples by some amazing artists here on dA- http://gabbyd70.deviantart.com/favourites/46685415
R U L E S
Please read all these rules, if you still have questions, leave a comment on this journal- http://gabbyd70.deviantart.com/journal/45276886/#comments
You may make a drawing or painting and it may be made either traditionally, digitally, or a mix of both. It can be one flower or it can be many. Your work just must contain a girl with a flower. One entry per person.
Entries must be new. (uploaded on or after 10/21/11)
No deviations that need a mature c
2000 Points Give-away - CLOOOSEDWINNERS:2000 Points Give-away - CLOOOSED10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Free points??? What's wrong with this girl?
Just want to make the world brighter!
Cute cat for you!
1. Add this journal as FAV!
2. Give away open for all
FEEL FREE TO COMMENT!
There will be a total of 3 winners who will be selected with a random number generator
One 1000 point winnerTwo 500 point winners
May 30 , midnight my time, I will pick the winner the day after.
As a max, 2 May
How does a winner
Contest - FIGHT CANCER WITH ART (Premium+Points):iconbeginners-United: & :icongoogleplusonda:Contest - FIGHT CANCER WITH ART (Premium+Points)8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official partners in hangout sessions!
WANT TO HANGOUT AND STREAM WHILST DRAWING WITH OTHER PEOPLE FROM DEVIANTART? CHECK THIS OUT
Cat's Cradle - T24Cat's Cradle - T245 months ago in Art Features More Like This
cat by dreamsofautumnPUSSY CAT by Yousry-Aref
Cat by elvirazakharovaIf You Wait Too Long by indi-is-conan
Lurking by xmilekCat and laptop by Happy--Cat
Cat on a hot tin roof by yayacosplay
Abyssinian by LhuinCat-feline-femina by Femina77
Saria by TamberEllaWatercolor Cat by Meorow
"Probably the best cat poem ever written - funny, clever, and oh so true
2015 Summer coloring contest!2015 Summer coloring Contest!2015 Summer coloring contest!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
(la version française suit)
Hello to all of you Cutie members!
Our summer coloring contest as finally started and will be open from June 30th 2015 until august 15th 2015.
Yep! Open until august 15th so you have plenty of time to enjoy summer days AND color your entry.
And here's the lineart you have to color to participate:
Nothing less than a sexy Summer goddess hanging with her friendly beach buddies!
Once completed, submit your entry (3 entries maximum) to the file opened for this purpose or directly via the following link:
PRIZES for the winners
Please note that winners are voted by members.
There is two categories of entry, Traditional and Digital. There will be two winners per category plus one participation winner