Stop the perfectionismOn my Tumblr site someone asked me for some general advice for an aspiring comic creator. This is what was on my mind. Thought I'd share it here on Deviantart as well.Stop the perfectionism4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Right now all I can think of is something I've been thinking about lately. And that is the depression some of us artists get about our art. Like our expectations aren't just "My drawings need to be good!", they are "My art needs to be PERFECT."
So I would suggest always try to improve, gain confidence, but expect good/average output. Don't expect perfect art, ever. By doing this only causes you to be frustrated, which in turn causes mistakes, which pisses you off more, then you're stuck in a lame spiraling circle downward to the pathetic whiny artist. Which in turn kills your deadline. Giving yourself freedom from perfection makes drawing much easier and better art is produced and on time.
I'm currently working on this piece where it started out difficult, I had high expectations for it, I was in a bad mood, nothing was
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-7-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-7-158 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskApril 7, 2015
‘Age Of Ultron’ Trailer
How much more excited for Age of Ultron can you get? After watching this trailer, we discovered that the answer to that question is: a lot more excited. This new trailer has everyone doing super cool stunts and Tony Stark with a bit of that signature deadpan sarcasm. On the heel of this news, we’re also hearing that it’s been officially confirmed that the Russo brothers, who direct
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-15-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-15-158 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskApril 15, 2015
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Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-4-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-4-158 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskApril 4, 2015
Epic Game of Thrones
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Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-2-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-2-158 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskApril 2, 2015
Winnie the Pooh and Friends
Winnie The Pooh To Become Live Action
What is Disney doing to our childhood is a question that we asked, out loud, to no one in particular, a
Cosplay Friday: The Justice LeagueCosplay Friday: The Justice League8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: The Original Superhero Team
The next couple of years promises to be full of comic book superheroes no matter where your allegiance falls in the DC/Marvel divide.
Following in The Avengers’ big screen footsteps, the Justice League of America (JLA) is finally getting its own live-action movie, even though the Justice League came along way before The Avengers were even born. A quick stroll down comic book lane reveals how the JLA got
Daredevil: Man Without FearDaredevil: Man Without Fear9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
DAREDEVIL: Man Without Fear
Hell’s Kitchen in New York City was a pretty rough place
Like many areas of the city in the 1950s and 1960s, poverty gave way to hardship which in turn created crime. The New York of that time period would be unimaginable to people only familiar with today’s Disneyland–inspired Times Square. But back then things were tough.
Fan Art Friday: GargoylesFan Art Friday: Gargoyles8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: Stone By Day, Warriors By Night
We are GARGOYLES
One thousand years ago…
Well more like 20 years ago Disney’s animated series Gargoyles hit the airwaves and captivated the hearts and minds of youngsters across the globe. Created by Greg Weismen, the show followed a clan of gargoyles lead by Goliath after they awaken in New York from a thousand-year-old spell-induced slumber. They meet and befriend NYPD detective Elisa Maza who helps them adapt to the new world th
Expensive Taste: When Money Is The MediumExpensive Taste: When Money Is The Medium8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
EXPENSIVE TASTE When Money
Is The Medium
Five Dollar Batman
Our currency is covered in artwork.
Engravings on a coin or the images on the back of a dollar help us differentiate between denominations, but they serve other purposes as well. They are used to prevent anyone outside of the government that issues the currency from creating duplicates, and the images are supposed to provide cultural touchstones that bond together its users. Any American can rec
Favorite Hetalia Quotes!Since I haven't posted a journal in forever I'm going to post Hetalia quotes...based on the dubbed versionFavorite Hetalia Quotes!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
America: Check it out yo, how kick ass is my new fighter plane of doom!? Dude, it blowin your mind yet or what?
England: *sigh* I don't get it, why did you call me all the way out here to look at a silly air plane. (snickers) Its just (stupid) I could never come up with the same design. I think its (stupid) very unique.
America: Hey thanks Man! It was actually created to help me beat the holy hell out of you! So I'm glad you think its stud!
France: (to Russia) You were such a cute country when you were born and now your all grown up...
Russia: When I see all your stupid faces I think of how fun it will be to pound them into dust...
France: I knew it!
Holy Roman Solider 1: Why do we have to keep these stupid paintings?
Holy Roman Solider 2:Hoho, is this a painting of your little girlfriend, or boyfriend or gender neutral chibi thing?
Holy Roman Empire: Its not like that!
Awesome X3I just feel like sharing a drawing of my fursona my friend :iconsweetdreamsfreddy: drew for me:Awesome X31 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have to say, that dress is just freakin' awesome. >//w//< I really do struggle an awful lot with my insecurity - but a drawing like this helps me more than words can describe. :'3
Lexus IS Design Contest Winners AnnouncementLexus IS Design Contest Winners Announcement2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Thank you to everyone who participated in The Lexus IS Design Contest! Judges from MotorTrend, Calty Design, VIP AutoSalon, and Lexus, collaborated to select our winners, and were truly impressed with the quality and skill represented in all 25 semi-finalists.
Catwoman Costume Making ArticleCatwoman Costume Making Article1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I finally get to translate article about my “Batman Returns” Catwoman costume. And just right time for Halloween x)
I'm very sorry if there are mistakes in the text! And I'm sorry that there are no wip photos, I did not make them, unfortunatelly. But in this article I tried to upload the materials, that helped me to make my own costume.
<cut> Well, first of all few words about why I chose this version. I’m a cat person, I always had cats at home and I love them very much. So it’s not a surprise that I also love such an amazing character as Catwoman. And my first meeting with her happened, when I was a child thanks to Tim Burton’s movie “Batman Returns”. I was amazed by Michelle Pfeiffer’s acting and since then her Selina Kyle is the only one for me. She’s beautiful, dangerous and a little crazy, exactly how Catwoman should be. I alw
Chibi Commissions [closed]Closed for now, thank you~Chibi Commissions [closed]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hi, I'm opening chibi commissions ^__^ Slightly different from the commissions I did before in that I'm adding more shading/detail to the chibis ;-;
$7.00 USD each, Paypal only.
I do not accept any other currency unless converted to USD
Commission rules and art usage policy applies fav.me/d5wch86
There will be an extra charge of $3.00 for characters with complex designs and/or colour palette
Please provide a fully coloured and easy to see, pre-made reference! I do not work from text descriptions; these are not character ref commissions.
There are no limitations to what characters I can do as long as it's not furry or mecha
There are limited slots for these commissions and each character = 1 slot (e.g if you order 2 characters, it will take up 2 slots)
***I do NOT hold slots so please be ready to pay immediately, otherw
The Host Club is now open! (updated)Ouran High School Host ClubThe Host Club is now open! (updated)8 years ago in Personal More Like This
We recently had an Ouran High School Host Club photoshoot, organized by Cyfliq. It started out as a Honey-sempai & Mori pictorial for Ysabel Ken-chan-Byakushi and Kune kunebitt, and she invited the rest of us to come hang out during the shoot. We said we'd be glad to help out with taking pictures and anything else, and later figured that we could join in as characters as well. The rest of us didn't have a lot of time to prepare their uniforms so we just used casual clothes we already had. So yeah, sorry about the outfit and wig inconsistencies for now. This was just closet cosplay for a lot of us, haha.
That day was a lot of fun but we're also looking forward to the second Ouran shoot with a slightly different cast and proper costumes. Hopefully we get to do more than the usual school uniforms since the Host Club cosplays as well.
:iconouranhostplz: Aya as Tamaki Suou (no DA account)
CASTING (OPEN)Welcome to Casting!CASTING (OPEN)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(If you are in our list you will receive important notes).
-22/06/2013 - Part 1 - Preparing to film -> (Link)
-29/06/2013 - Part 2 - Story, testing background, -> (Link)
-05/07/2013 - Part 3 - (Cosplay-Movie_The Movie) -> (Link)
-10/07/2013 - Part 4 - Start Filming - Introduction -> (Link)
To be in this casting you need to answer the following questions:
3- Name and links from your existing cosplays that you want to use in our group
Pesterchum~This is for any Homestuck fan!Pesterchum~4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Soooooo I have found the Pesterchum download and it's super cool. you can even change your theme to Trollian. Uhm, I'll give you the link and such down bollow. If you ever wanna chat with me just add 'balancingRockets' to our Chums~
Just scroll down a little bit until you see 'If you have not yet installed Pesterchum'
Mac Version- http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?35667-Pesterchum-2.5-There-s-a-Mac-Version-of-3.14!-See-if-it-works-save-yourself!
To change your theme to Trollian and what not, you go to 'clinet' in the corner then click 'options' afte that click 'themes' and then click whatever theme you want!
Again, if you want to add me you can, but I will probably be RPing as Ferrum (My Troll OC)
My chumHandle- blanacingRockets
TOME Episode 04 and what lies ahead...Took way longer than I thought, but it's done.TOME Episode 04 and what lies ahead...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
TOME Episode 04: "Fraggedquest" is released to Newgrounds, as well as the Traveler's Guide just for archival purposes. Thank you EVERYONE who helped put this episode together. I got wa too ambitious with it and it ended up being way longer than I expected, but I genuinely think it's our best one yet. Also, I apologize for any glitches in the animation and sound. I'm going to try and get the YouTube version completed next week and some of those issues will hopefully not be a problem anymore. Thanks for understanding and I hope you enjoyed the episode for what it is.
So people are probably immediately thinking, "when does Episode 05 come out?!" Well, the next step isn't that simple. Believe me, I'd LOVE to keep just making the episodes as I had originally planned and continue throu
Cosplay Friday: AvengersCosplay Friday: Avengers10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Avengers Assemble!
by emmagucci, AnyaPanda, dextructive, Letaur, RisingParadise, captainjaze
First introduced by Marvel in 1963, The Avengers was Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s superheroic response to the success of DC Comics’ Justice League of America.
In the original comic the founders of the superhero team were Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Ant–Man, and The Wasp who came together to defeat the evil god Loki. The 2012 live–action Avengers movie loosely based on Marvel
Diablo III: After the Win!The grand prize winner of the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Fan Art Contest traveled from Russia to California to meet with some of Blizzard's greatest creators! Read his interview about his trip to Blizzard HQ, and the detailed process he took to create his amazing contest-winning work of art.Diablo III: After the Win!6 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The Winning Artist Behind the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls™ Fan Art Contest
Last year artists from around the world rallied the tool
Comic-Con: Day 2Comic-Con Day 2 was all about cosplay, fandom, and art, art, art!Comic-Con: Day 23 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Before we get into the thick of things, we didn’t have a photo of our huge plasma screens hanging from the convention ceiling to share in our Day 1 recap, so we vowed to get that to you today! The 11 foot wide screens stream amazing works of art from Artists' Alley participants to the whole convention floor!
In Comic-Cons past, the foot traffic In Artists’ Alley got busier and busier as the week progressed, and this year is no exception. There’s something magical about speaking one-on-one with a deviant, learning their experiences, hearing how they started as an artist, and how far they’ve come. It’s an emotional connection to make with someone who was practically a stranger a few moments ago -- and then you realize you’re not really strangers when you
How to help someone depressedWhat I hate about our apathetic and stressful and greedy world is how people are too cold to know how to help someone with their depression. I should know, since I suffer from depression.How to help someone depressed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Professional headshrinks and psychologists and such can go kiss my ass when it comes to depression - they might be good for guide lines and such things... but to help someone with depression? Fat chance. And same goes for people on Youtube and such sharing their videos on how to "deal with depression". People think you should get instructions - like some sort of manual on how to deal with depression, and that it's this complicated mess you need to explain well-worded for a long-ass time.
It's not. It's just not. It's only "complicated" to people because we as said live in a apathetic world... a world where there's no room for empathy, love, compassion, and caring comfort. Nothing could make me realize this better than Justin Carmical's (JewWario's) last words he gave the world before passing away:
NEW SUMMER CONTEST till june 21^^Hey everyone^^ summer is coming up soon so I figured I'd hold a summer contest^^ from now to june 21st when summer starts^^NEW SUMMER CONTEST till june 21^^3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The contest will be summer themed meaning it has to have something to do with summer like swimsuits,summer games, beach volley ball ect^^
Also it's a Saiba Faita/Erementaru saga contest^^
so you have to draw one of my ocs with one of my bro's ocs^^
my ocs are found here^^ http://andrewgeorge1991.deviantart.com/gallery/36803234
my bro's ocs are found here^^ http://shane-zero.deviantart.com/gallery/27001928
for example our last christmas contest winner drew this
It has ronnie on ( :iconshane-zero: 's) on the left
and Alice (my oc) on the right
in a christmas theme^^
To win the contest it will be by who has the most faves unless if I can find 10 judges to judge them^^ If I can get judges it will go by that^^
Here are the PRIZES^^
1st place will get 3 requests from me and 3 from :iconshane-zero: (1 character per requ