Urban LandscapesFeatured Prints: Discover The Beauty of an Urban WonderlandUrban Landscapes2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Fine Art PrintsWrapped CanvasPhoto PrintsArt Gifts
ProjectPorkchop Vol338:iconpandalanda:ProjectPorkchop Vol3387 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Irena is a varied artist from the UK whose gallery is filled with whimsical and vibrant designs. Her cat paintings are so serene and charming, you can't help but smile when you look at them. Her series of needlework cushions are all hand sewn with playful creatures just begging for you to play with them! There is even a little something for the MLP fans too. Be sure to stop by her delightful gallery today!
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Timothy is a professional digital artist from the United States who has a passion for game design! His landscape concepts are absolutely breathtaking and very realistic. His characters are very intriguing and
RoF Feature: In the Shadow of DragonsRoF Feature: In the Shadow of Dragons2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In the Shadow of Dragons
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Survive. by ChunLoCompanions by Mr--Jack
The Gathering Quiet by c3rmen
Grove of the Infinite by mobius-9Legend of Cryptids by alexnegreaAncient Red Dragon Ragorath by luffie
Deadly Allure - and the importance of thumbnails.Stop looking at her actual thumbnails. I mean thumbnail sketches.Deadly Allure - and the importance of thumbnails.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so this isn't exactly a journal entry. But since I can't be bothered to figure out how to post inline images in the commentary section of regular image posts, you're getting this. Deal with it.
In my perpetual state of ultimate lazyness, this image has been bouncing around for a while, and I'm just now getting around to posting it. And I've had a fair number of questions. So, I think I'll take this opportunity to walk you through some of the happy accidents that fill the days of us artists. That's right, Bob Ross may be the only one who owns up to it, but we all have them.
To me, the most important thing in art is making decisions. In fact, you can break my art philosophy into a tidy little three step triad. Observations -> evaluations -> decisions. That's the important stuff. Everything else is just about
Infinity Seven Takes On the Coming Zerg InvasionInfinity Seven Takes On the Coming Zerg Invasion3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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StarCraft II is the hot tournament videogame that just may breakthrough as the harbinger of the esports phenomenon and one of the great cultural game-changers of all time.
Midnight in Anaheim. Caffeinated casters boom rapid fire commentary rattling the packed hall. Elite Starcraft players from around the globe execute complex strats that would have made Rommel the Desert Fox himself proud. 20,000 are in attendance, on the edge of their seats, and cheering as loudly as any soccer match as they watch the 30-foot screens hanging from the rafters. Another four and a half million are watching the streams live. The feeling is that of an NCAA Final Four game, set in a European soccer stadium, somehow shoehorned into a casino showroom in Las Vegas. It’s all of the skill, the fan devotion and the spectacle anyone could pos
Wondrous JourneyThe adventure begins here....Wondrous Journey2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cuculus,casablanca ,and bones by SeanSoong Fire Goddess by aditya777
Sullivan River menu by VityaR83 treehouses by VityaR83
PoBC- Cutscene 1 by yakonusuke
Dark mists of Orzhova by velinov Oldtown Raven by Carolina-Eade
The Crown Conspiracy, MJ Sullivan by MarcSimonetti Venice Rooftops by Lhuin
MtG: Gift of Orzhova by algenpfleger Freedom by shilin
Aegik Commission 2013_1 by TylerEdlinArt
Commissions: ClosedLatest update: March 22nd, 2013Commissions: Closed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Diablo III Fan Art Contest Semi-FinalistsDeviantART and Blizzard challenged you to prepare yourself by creating an original artwork featuring one or more of the six heroes of Sanctuary or of Malthael preparing for the upcoming battle. Our judges pored through each entry and selected the top twenty-five works, which will now be sent to Christian Lichtner, Art Director of Diablo III to choose the final three. Congratulations to the 25 Semi-Finalists below!Diablo III Fan Art Contest Semi-Finalists9 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
- Signed boxed copy of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Collector's™ Edition
- 1,000 deviantART points
Site Update: Undiscovered, New Journal WriterIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Undiscovered, New Journal Writer2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Undiscovered (Beta): Unearthing Quality Art
Each day, hundreds of thousands of pieces of art are submitted to deviantART. As more and more artists join, create, and share their work, it becomes easy for high quality art to miss its chance to stand out and be seen.
Our new browse mode, Undiscovered, aims to bring new, high quality artwork to the foreground.
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Speedpaint Tips: Getting Started!In the interest of helping people who are new to speedpainting get started, and also in the interest of getting tips and tricks out in the open that might be helpful to even those who have done it a while, I'm opening this Journal entry up to the group to post your speedpainting techniques to share with the group!Speedpaint Tips: Getting Started!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Guidelines for posting (I believe this will help keep the thread readable to those coming in):
1) Give your technique a title
2) Provide a description with as much detail as is necessary to allow someone to try the technique and obtain some success with it
3) If possible, provide a link to examples that use this technique, and indicate how the technique was used
4) Please only include one tip per post
5) You may ABSOLUTELY respond to other people's posts, ask questions, and extend the tips! As this isn't a forum, please make sure you respond to the right posts when asking a question, or the original author might not see it! Questions should ONLY go under existing tips though.
Usefull Stuffi thought i'd share some stuff that helped me draw better, aside from art schoolUsefull Stuff2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- IDRAWGIRLS (a lot of value and fundamental stuff here): http://www.youtube.com/user/idrawgirls
- FZDSCHOOL (awesome stuff here): http://www.youtube.com/user/fzdschool?feature=results_main
- DAARKEN (does a lot of his stuff in real-time so its really easy to follow): http://www.youtube.com/user/daarken
- ART STUDENT OWL (i dont know, this made me laugh at myself so i thought id share this too ): http://fyeahartstudentowl.tumblr.com/
well i hope that helps. feel free to throw in your own suggestions if you have any
Tip for Today: When to give up?Never give up just because you don't think you're good enough. We've all had our doubts in life. Successful people do not give up easily. We must prepare and prepare again, try your very hardest and then about 50% more that you didn't know you had consistently, then keep going twice as long as you ever thought you would or could. Look for more knowledge and try again.Tip for Today: When to give up?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Favorite this if you're with me! Have an awesome Friday.
Sending positive vibes to you all.
New Website!Hello lovelies!New Website!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just a quick update to announce that my new website is live! You can find all the usual artwork and a nice resource section listing all the tutorials, videos and time-lapses available to download. charliebowater.co.uk
I was thinking about adding an FAQ but then I remembered people don't really read those things... or do they?
Hi everyone! You might remember last year I released my Skillshare Character Concept Art class and that went down a storm, over 2000 of you signed up for it and it received 100% positive revi
More on HatersThis is a copy and paste from my facebook page, but I felt it was really important to say something, and equally valid here:More on Haters1 year ago in Personal More Like This
'I HATE that trashy Image style. Hiding bad drawing with flashy technique….'
Oh boy. I'm so tired of hearing this.
The internet nearly broke yesterday with a battle (on FaceBook) around good drawing, bad drawing, technique, bad manners, being able to take criticism or not, and whether a certain artist did or didn't deserve his success, and why we hate him, or not. It was epic.
I'm not going to go into the details. It got out of hand. My toes curled when I read all the comments. My heart sank. The entire original point of the thread was buried under a mound of vitriol which, justified or not, made me a little ashamed of my industry.
Comics are not all about good drawing. I've seen plenty of Jack Kirby anatomy that aligns to reality only in the most rudimentary sense, but we all know he was great.
The so-called Image style actually evolved at Marvel - and if
Five Tips to Starting FreelancingSo, you're tired of being unemployed. You've been stuck at home for the umpteenth month in a row, a new season of The Legend of Korra is still a year off, and your government support checks (should you be lucky to still be getting them) won't even come close to affording you a bus ticket to Everfree Northwest. Your evaluation of life is the same dissertation of tedium and monotony as Helen Keller's review of Chinese Democracy.Five Tips to Starting Freelancing2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You know, pretty much on par with every other review of Chinese Democracy.
But know what? If you can't find a job, you'll make a job! Screw finding work, and screw the employers who keep dismissing your applications for being "over qualified" like that Bachelors of Science in Graphic Design is as detrimental to your character as being a registered felon. Screw them and that stupid help wanted sign at Quiznos. Now you're freelancing, baby.
While I'm assuming you're alread
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.1Intellectual property (IP) is a legal concept which refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and design.The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.12 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE NEXT THREE YEARS OF MY LIFE
I had received a job offer at Microsoft. I guess this could have been one of my first 'big time' jobs, so I was a little ecstatic. It felt like a slow build to get to this point, after numerous indie games and under the table freelance jobs, but finally it had come.
I was working with my now best friend and business partner, Stephan, a suave German who I had met only a year or so prior. He had brought me into the fray, working with several other individuals who will, well, simply be known as individuals for privacy sake.
But yes, finally, I could put a professional company I
Paint Tool sai tutorial using overlayJust some stuff for beginners. *was bored*Paint Tool sai tutorial using overlay5 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBU25EnuvsA Part 1: Coloring B&W images
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0iGNqJQWCc Part 2: Colored images and colored lineart
I was trying to keep the video under 10 minutes but it ended up at 11. ;_; I fixed those missed spots afterwards. lol I was really bothered by it after watching the video. http://i46.tinypic.com/24q4h0z.png
The 5 bullshit myths of concept art.Concept art is getting bigger and bigger. More people know what it is nowadays, it gets shown in the media more often and more books get released. This automatically results into more people wanting to become concept artists. So many artschools are now creating special courses all towards game art or concept art. (Game art can also include UI design, 3D modeling etc.).The 5 bullshit myths of concept art.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yet it is a fairly new thing to most people and the idea of "becoming a concept artist" has grown rapidly over such a short time that a lot of people who are new to it seem to get a lot of misguide info. I am going to try to list this misguided info and direct you to the correct info.
(Again I would always advise you to do your own research and form your own knowledge and not just simply agree with what you read online, not from anyone, not from me. Even though i'm right .. ofcourse. *wink *wink )
USEFUL STUFFHere's some nice useful things to check out (if you havent already) that i like to look at to improve or just watch for inspirationUSEFUL STUFF4 months ago in Personal More Like This
FYI i learn more from watching things so most of these are gonna be video tutorials, artists talking while painting and timelapse paintings, since i prefer analyzing peoples workflow and try it out than straight tutorials that tell you what to do (not there's anything wrong with it though )
LEVEL UP: https://www.youtube.com/user/levelupsessions
omg.... the amount of stuff you can learn from these amazing artists is crazy! i suggest watching from session 1 till the latest. you cant miss a thing these guys say, plus these guys are pretty fun most of the time. its a nice light, but informative bunch of videos
Marc Brunet is a great teacher! i really enjoy how he explains things and just his process in general. really good to listen to and pretty entertaining to watch
REAL CREATIVISM LOGA lot of people ask me what do i think when im drawing, whats your creative process, and what are the magical fairies you are thinking while you draw, about life, beauty and wisdom of the world. You will be surprised how thats not what i think while i draw and how this process repeats all the time while i draw.REAL CREATIVISM LOG3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The purpose of this journal its to let people know how we are all filled with doubts agony and stupid funny things while we draw. So you wont feel you are doing something wrong.
Will be cool if this became a spam, and people started to share in their journals the same way i did while you are at work.
Okay, lets star, first the setting, if you had seen the tv show 24, picture that way while im drawing, with several cameras on my sides, this will make the reading more funny, if you havent seen the show picture this sound each time you read time passes, while im drawing.
Okay lets start.
The following text its based on a true st
The Evolution of CultureCulture EvolutionThe Evolution of Culture3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The evolution of culture flows through a number of different dynamics. I want to look into each one of these dynamics as they behave individually and interact with each other to generate large-scale cultural evolution. The primary activity of every human being is the formation of "meaning architectures". A meaning architecture is a system for predicting and controlling ones circumstance to achieve a satisfactory condition. The content of "satisfactory condition" and the strategies for prediction and control are highly variable and their movement is both one of the primary consequences of and drivers of cultural evolution. This is because our actions are all always determined by our "meaning architectures" (in combination with our capabilities and actual circumstances).
I. The bio/developmental individual
Every meaning architecture starts on our specific and general biological inheritance.
and this is how you make a brush XDokay, so next week i will have actual video tuts of my own with audio showing some brush tips, but till then...and this is how you make a brush XD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
MY WIFE HAS HAD TUTORIALS ON THAT FOR OVER A YEAR AGOOOOOO!!!!
but googling how to make brushes in photoshop is soo tiresome ...
so, here is where you find her video containing that stuff
and here is a folder full of here tuts on brushes and other stuff
look through all of it if you want to learn some neat stuff.
then after actually trying some of it out, you will understand better how i do my stuff.
and then next week you will hear my charming lovely voice ranting about photoshoppin XD
should be fun, and seriously, my voice is ooh so sexy XDXDXDXDXD... with a slight hard r russianish accent XD
you know hov ve keep varm in croatia.... ve play...hm... diablo XD
Space & Sci-Fi Features #70Space & Sci-Fi Features #703 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kushan Empire by microbot23Haven by PeterPan81Kuat Drive Yards by wraithdt
Feeling Alive by Sniper115A3vihicle concept: bug style by novaillusionEnlightenment by Catalin-Geani
Twin Moons by esk6aFirst Strike by ProgVStar Wars Nebulon A Frigate Fleet by AdamKop
Scoped and Dropped - Mass Effect Speed Art - 6hrs by IceDragonhawkThe Feel of Jupiter by QAuZMass Effect 3 Fanart - Normandy Lounge by SilentReaper
Kushan Spacestation by microbot23Landing at dusk by Aeon-LuxExcursion by SGA-Maddin
Imminent Decimation by AdrienCGDElsewhere by G00dieGumdropsSolar Roofs by ErikShoemaker
Vast by G00dieGumdropsSteamcity by raqsonuHabitat by Long-Pham
Mass Effect 3 how it should've ended by Hellstern[Commission] Triphon Riders by AbiogenisisOver the cloud by Zhangx
Battle of Orinda by wraithdtCatzidrotic by TheRafaself project by brutality84
Refueling on BBV-9 by Deepblu742Departure by JoeyJazzMr Fix It by JonHrubesch04-12-06 The Research by MarkusVogtSilhouettes by TylerCreatesWorlds
Fotolia 4: Stockpocalypse ChallengeFotolia 4: Stockpocalypse Challenge2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
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