V4 Sneak Peek #9: Shading Dark ShadowsI love this part.V4 Sneak Peek #9: Shading Dark Shadows11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Shading is when the flat colors come to life, light falls on the scene, shadows form, and magic glitters.
Twenty pages of Volume 4 are shaded and ready to roll- ten more, and the first Chapter will be done.
The shading is going at a good clip thanks entirely to Liz and our intrepid freelancers- THANK YOU GUYS! They're laying down the hours of work it takes to block in the flat colors, paving the road to a finished book.
And sometimes they add a little extra...
V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!Good morning, sir!V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Or madam. As you prefer.
I have an update- the reports are true. Volume 4 pencils are done! Every story page in the book is penciled, and merely awaits color, your eminence.
Chapter 10 is blocked, and nearly all of Chapter 11. Chapter 12 is in the works. So I ought to be able to bulldoze in and start shading up a storm. I'm hoping I can KO about a Chapter's worth of shading every month.
To hit that stride, I'll have to take a break here and build a Prelude pad, KO a few commissions, try to get caught up on e-mails and... egads, when is the last time I replied to someone in the art accounts?
Bad, bad David.
I'm being stingy with samples from Volume 4 here because I want to avoid spoilers. But have some random art advice:
One of our freelancers was interested in how to draw fabric- what makes it look natural, that sort of thing. I doodled this up. The most helpful analogy we dis
Breast cancerHi, Most of you may know me as Leaf, But my real name is JadeBreast cancer9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I know someone who has breast cancer, and she's had it for a few months
she was my fresh man Algebra 2 Teacher
But she wasn't only my teacher;she was much more than that
In freshman year, I was going through some very sick movements, I had post traumatic stress disorder because of an incident that occurred in 7th-8th grade, And It involved me almost throwing up I front of my class mates during math class
Now throwing up doesn't seem that bad to some people, But It's Somethinn that terrifies me so badly, To have a phobia of
Ever since that incident I constantly had this state of mind of where if I ate lunch or food at school, The same Thing would happen all over and I'll throw up in front of everyone and my life would be ruined because people saw me and Theyll always think of me as the girl who threw up
I never ate at school; Because I was too scared of it happening again
I didn't eat, I never did
Not eating cause
Character Secrets: Hooks, Gaps, and Caring Here's the last tip I mentioned in "Be Clueless, Write Awesome:"Character Secrets: Hooks, Gaps, and Caring9 months ago in Personal More Like This
If the reader doesn't care about the characters, he won't care what happens to them. End of story.
It doesn't matter how many brilliant twists unfold in your masterpiece- all just more stuff nobody will read. Unless your characters make an impression- fast. Which begs the question.
A few incredibly simple tools have worked wonders for me.
But first, one important distinction.
I've seen this advice over and over- that readers must 'like' the protagonist, that having a relatable lead character is mandatory.
Readers do not have to like your character. They don't even have to relate to your character.
They only have to do one thing: Care. Be interested. Burn to see what happens next.
You could write about a kindly old man walking his puppy to the grocer, and he could be the most likeable, relatable codger imaginable- but if he's bor
Be Clueless, Write Awesome.Why finish anything when you might not be good enough yet?Be Clueless, Write Awesome.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
There are myriad ways to avoid completing a project, and one of them is to become the eternal student. Always learning, always improving, so that future hypothetical story keeps getting better and better... While somehow never making its way into reality.
But on the other hand, it might help to know a bit about swimming before jumping overboard. So where do you draw the line? What do you absolutely need to know before getting your feet wet with a story?
I can't speak for anyone else. But when I started Dreamkeepers, I didn't know jack about story.
I didn't know about inciting events, verisimilitude, thematic armature, pinch points, none of it.
Quite simply, I did not know what the hell I was doing. Which makes for an interesting question about my first books.
Why don't they suck?
Professional reviewers have said "the writing was absolutely golden," that they were "completely blown awa
Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.Copied directly from the polycount thread:Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FYI My longest post on PC ever. Sorry in advance - OP I hope there's something useful in this for you. I'm back in your thread and giving you my morning before breakfast, is my way of saying ' I care '.
Usually between 1 - 5 NEW students, per day come to me for random pieces of advice. Some from here @ PC , some from Deviant Art - Mostly from Deviant art.
It's always the same questions maybe worded slightly differently and I do my best to answer every single time, every single message. Sometimes I get behind and have to catch up at the end of the week but I do my best.
As well as those, I did 2 10+ question interviews last week, on my time, for students who were still in school. For school essays, papers, projects etc that contain the same questions they always do.
I'm exposed to 'all this' *makes a big circle shape with hands* on a fairly constant basis. Everything that encompasses 'young artists trying to find their way in this scary fucking
Minecraft Server Updated + NEW IPNEW SERVER IP AGAAAAAAAINMinecraft Server Updated + NEW IP2 years ago in Personal More Like This
cloudzard.com (yeah thats the server IP)
*MOST RECENT UPDATES*
Sorry for this couple of days the server was down, we ad a couple of issues...but now is on, however the IP changed xDDDD
*Hopefully this new server will fall less than the other one xP*
- The server has successfully been updated to the new Minecraft update the 1.6.2, so if you guys want to enter to it update your Minecraft.
- WHITELIST MODE HAS BEEN ACTIVATED. If you guys want to enter the server contact any of the server admins and tell them to add you to the whitelist. However if you come in side and blow people stuff you are going to be banned FOREVER (also I have file backups so please don't waste your time nor mine because I restore the files, but you get banned forever)
:iconblazinflizard: :icondxwl013: :iconcomputerdragon: :iconakumaredclown: :iconluna-the
The Game Behind a Good StoryPrevious articles revealed tricks to snag reader interest- but what keeps that spark alive?The Game Behind a Good Story7 months ago in Personal More Like This
When a promising concept with sparkling characters goes soggy midway through the story, when readers leave in disgust, what exactly is happening? How can wildly fantastical movies with spaceships, dragons, and magic be considered perfectly plausible, only to be condemned as 'unrealistic' over the most mundane of details?
For the answer we're putting down Finnigan's Wake and picking up Super Metroid. Because there's something necessarily inherent to games that reveals the secret of a satisfying story.
There are plenty of things that might ruin a game- but violate this one sacred principle, and you can make the experience universally detested by players.
Games require rules.
Now, a quick aside: In various circles that's a hotly contested assertion. Some are quick to declare that 'game' means anything anyone wants, and definitions somehow suppress creative expr
Sherlock Holmes week Schedule (so far): EDITSherlock Holmes Week 2012Sherlock Holmes week Schedule (so far): EDIT3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(all through the week, there will be Share the Sherlock Love. For more information, see here: http://love-sherlock-holmes.deviantart.com/journal/IMPORTANT-Share-the-Sherlock-Love-313621554)
STARTING NOW: A chain-story. Since we are technically a BBC Sherlock fan group (or ended up that way) I'm going to ask that we keep it BBC. That means Sherlock and John, not Holmes and Watson. Also, for the sake of everyone, keep it relatively slash free. So no sex or anything. They can hug, but anything over that line is a bit much. Here's how this works: http://rowlingson39.deviantart.com/art/Chain-Letter-information-314039255
It's been STARTED! To All those involved: THERE IS A NEW FOLDER FOR THE CHAIN STORY. PLEASE SUBMIT THEM IN ORDER. If the person before you has not submitted yet, do not put yours in!!!!!!!Please!
30 July—This will be Sherlock Holmes quiz day. The journal on that day will feature links to different Holmesian quizzes-whether it
Integrating Sketchfab in JournalsDeviantART is proud to announce a new partnership with 3D web publishing service, Sketchfab!Integrating Sketchfab in Journals1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sketchfab, a leading platform to publish, share, and embed interactive 3D content, allows you to bring your 3D artwork to life in real-time without a plugin.
Fella by AlphaPrimeSaviour
Read Sketchfab's announcement
Integrate 3D Models Into Your Journals
Deviants can now embed 3D models into deviantART Journals using Sketchfab embeds. DeviantART is always aiming to make content on the site more engaging and interactive, and this integration benefits both creators and those who enjoy browsing incredible content.
Sketchfab is not just for the creators; the platform is helping to unlock incredible 3D content, while creating a new form of online media that anyone can br
SOPA RebelsIf you do not know what sopa is , please refer to the Offical debate about it here--> http://hq.deviantart.com/journal/Join-a-SOPA-and-PIPA-debate-280023798?utm_source=deviantart&utm_medium=header&utm_campaignebateSOPA_011712SOPA Rebels4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm really glad the DA has finally find time to open up a debate about it, considering we're the biggest art community online it's a very efficient way to get the word across! I was told that Sopa was brought up in october 2011 and obviously gradually went into a downward spiral from there...I actually recalled something that was kind of strange, back in 2009 or 2010, I remember watching a youtube video talking about 2012 disaster. The people in it stated that they found prove that lead them to believe that 2012 would not be a natural disaster apocalypse but would be an online crises that would end the "-internet-world" as we know it. The video stated that apparently major internet providers are planning to "sell" internet like cable
Free adviceSomeone recently asked me for some advice about going to art college and becoming an illustrator. Here's what I said. Maybe someone here will find this interesting too...Free advice3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) It's a tough life as an artist. You need more than just good drawing abilities to get by. I know a lot of people who are WAY better than me but can't make it as artists. You need to be personable and likable. Work on your people skills and be sincere. People can tell when it's fake.
2) Learn a broad range of skills. Don't just focus on illustration, but also learn the fundamentals of design, sculpture, painting, storyboarding, etc... those skill will help you more than you can possibly imagine.
3) Be yourself. Find your own style and really refine it.
4) Don't waste your education. Don't go out and party and drink when you should be studying and doing homework. They give you that homework for a reason!
5) Always try to be the best. Challenge yourself to make your assignments the best in your class. Always try to be
IMPORTANT- Share the Sherlock Love Please note- This has finished for 2012, although I'm hoping we can do it all again in 2013- making it bigger, more successful, and better organised than before!!IMPORTANT- Share the Sherlock Love3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Needed to get your attention Well, this is pretty urgent:
As you may know, Sherlock Holmes week is coming from 30th July to 5th August.
We need to show how much we LOVE SHERLOCK HOLMES.
Share the Sherlock love
- People can ask another Deviant to Draw a Sherlock Holmes related picture for free.
- They can also comment on this journal to ask another random willing Deviant to do the drawing. You can do fan fiction as well!!!
- Your talents don't matter!! Even if you are not the best at drawing, we want you to take part!!
- Any requests allowed, as long as they are to do with Sherlock holmes, and do not need a warning.
- There is a stamp for people who are willing to take requests!
- Send the information to as many people as possible, try to get EVERYONE involved.
- Finished pictures should be uploa
My upcoming contest! + Any prize donations?The "official" journal about the contest will be submitted when the contest starts on Jan 29th. This one's purpose is help with a list of contest prizes.My upcoming contest! + Any prize donations?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
THEME: an artwork of your animal friend
A bit of info to get you interested (or not): your pet, your family's pet or simply an animal you're closely connected to and like very much (like that special horse of your granddad's you like very much and love to ride for example), can be any animal, artwork can be b&w, in color, or both, a portrait, full body, you can be creative and original as you want, but your pet should be in focus, you can also enter with artwork of your an animal that isn't alive anymore. Always wanted to draw your dog named Rex with whom you spent so many wonderful years together, but somehow never actually got to finally draw him? Now's a good time.
CATEGORY: Traditional Art only (drawing, painting, mixed media, scratchboard, etc.)
Contest donations needed! Is there anything you want to d
Bandcamp is up.http://hoonose-skavenger.bandcamp.com/Bandcamp is up.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So do help out and buy a song or two. More will come.
Assemblage Vogue Merry V2 One Piece PapercraftAssemblage Vogue Merry V2 One Piece Papercraft2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sur la photo ci-dessus : Going Merry v01, Mini Merry, Thousand Sunny v01 et Vogue Merry v02 au fond à gauche
Quelques images sur l'assemblage du bateau des pirates de L'equipage Chapeau de Pailles. Ce caravelle appele Going Merry ou Vogue Merry en franncais est fait a partir des feuilles de papier A4 de 250 gr.
Les dimensions du bateau sont :
Longueur: 40 cm de la proue Jusqu'a la poupe
Largeur: 28 cm en Prenant compte les mats et les voiles
Hauteur: 45 cm le bateau est sur son socle de support
Voici l'ordre de la construction de ce Going Merry en véritable modèle de papier 3D.
Le socle de support du bateau :
Cosplay Friday: AvengersCosplay Friday: Avengers7 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
My DeviantART StoryI had been aware of deviantART’s existence for years and years before actually joining. I think I first saw a link there when I was browsing someone’s personal website and they mentioned they had an account in a big art site. I visited it but didn't understand a bit about how it worked or what was it’s purpose. Slowly, as I became a bit better (or at least less awful) at understanding English, I started to figure it out and became curious. I was afraid of joining for a long time because I knew it might result someone misusing my art, which was the absolute worst thing. I also knew that my English was far from fluent, and internet can be surprisingly harsh towards those who don’t speak English as their first language. I was terrified of writing descriptions to my pieces, because they had to be understandable for people all around the world and I simply lacked words.My DeviantART Story1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In one late evening in September 19, 2010 (the year I started high school) I got tired with undeci
Water TutorialOh yeah, that's exactly what I made; a water tutorial!Water Tutorial4 years ago in Personal More Like This
->link to the tutorial
Resource Roundup #6The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!Resource Roundup #63 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
Spring is closer than you think. Let Resource Roundup help you combat Springtime allergies by creating some awesome pollen-free art!
Spring Sketches Photoshop and GIMP Brushes by redheadstock Dandelions and Seeds Photoshop and GIMP Brushes by redheadstock Butterfly Brushes by VampyreGoddess Butterfly Brushes II by hawksmont Photoshop 7.0 Flower Brushes 2 by daniesque Flower brushes by camilla917
Daisy Brushes -for The GIMP by BaNaNA-BOi Shamrock Brushes by webgoddess 16 Cloud Brushes For Gimp by darkdissolution GIMP Flower Brushes by Project-GimpBC Origami Paper Flower Brushes by Tumbril sakura brushes by ayaan :thumb153
Bringing You Closer to the CommunityBringing You Closer to the Community11 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Baiyoke Veins by Draken413o
As DeviantArt grows, we strive to find more ways to connect you with the things and people that matter to you most. After months of designing, testing, and engaging in community conversations around the shape of things to come, we're proud to announce a series of features that will bring you closer to the community.
Our guiding principles are to bring you a better, fresher, yet familiar site experience, giving you more power to do what you want and, more importantly, create deeper connections between your friends and favorite artists.
Contest Entries Finally Done!Finally I'm DONE! Now I can finally see the light! :iconfinallyplz:Contest Entries Finally Done!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now here it is,my 2 months of labor! :iconpunch1plz::iconpunch2plz:
Ugh,I went through nowhere for two months,being inactive to devianart,designing robots on the computer 24/7,stuck in my small room building part by part with a tiny curious angel as a companion(lol),working all day and night,but now,I think my effort now finally bear fruits!
AS YOU SEE,I BUILT TWO,KICK-ASS ROBOTS WITHIN 2 MONTHS!!! I even have a background tarpaulin with my logo on it!
Man,I really,really hope I,at least win,in any place! Honestly my family admires me at the same time the're MAD at me! (for being so focused only in work not in the family,plus being a power hog for using the computer all day everyday! )
So I hope my efforts didn't go straight to the garbage!
(BTW,Nendo Ikaros,because you als
100 point giveaway! (CLOSED)CLOSED.100 point giveaway! (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Because I can. c:<
Also to celebrate the birthday of Lady Gaga's album Born This Way. <3
So to enter, just this journal.
You don't have to share this with your watchers, you don't have to comment to be entered (but funny comments are appreciated!!)
You don't have to watch me, either, but I might be doing more giveaways like this in the future, so if you want to, that's fine too c:
YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED IF YOU FEEL THE NEED TO COMMENT AND TELL ME YOU THINK LADY GAGA SUCKS. You are allowed to think that, but please keep it off this journal.
Ends on... June 6th 8D
The winner will be chosen using random.org
Good luck <3