TALENT IS EARNEDTalent is EarnedTALENT IS EARNED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I get it. There are some people out there that do have some extreme capabilities right out of the womb, but this is targeted to those who are average joes, who think they can’t do things that a person with ‘Talent’ can.
Let’s start by defining the word ‘Talent’. According to dictionary.com it states
1. a special natural ability or aptitude: a talent for drawing.
2. a capacity for achievement or success; ability: young men of talent.
3. a talented person: The cast includes many of the theater’s major talents.
4. a group of persons with special ability: an exhibition of water colors by the local talent.
5. Movies and Television. professional actors collectively, especially star performers.
This definition, in my opinion, is misused when said to me. Because to me it implies that what I do, is specially natural to me and
The Art Department's Critique CornerHave your work critiqued by the esteemed faculty of The Art Department!The Art Department's Critique Corner3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Art Department would like to announce our Critique Corner, where group members can submit their work to be critiqued by industry professionals.
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Check out some of the amazing work being critiqued right now!
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Submissions are open to #TheArtDept members only! In order to
After a year. (changes)After a year of that journal I made already a year ago. a journal a decision that have marked my life in many ways.After a year. (changes)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
this year that will end soon has been a one of the most wonderful experiences I have had, all those dreams and thoughts of being a real artist have been fulfilled after a year taking multiple classes meeting amazing artists, I could have never dream of metting, friends with the same passion and drive, motivation to keep me going for forever, I've found all of that, in one year adventure.
the previous year I said I wanted to be a concept artist and that was my goal, but I've found that I can't stop exploring and trying new things, which has changed they way I do my artwork and made me see that animation art is where I want to go, and where i'm going, amazing artist like Shyoon Kim, Tron Mai, Jay Oliva, Mark McDonnell, Andrew Cawrse and many more have influenced my life in a way I never though before it could happen.
SO, what happen at the end. I've found m
video tutorials comingjust so you know , in a few days imma start posting some frequently asked questions turned into actual video+audio tutorials.video tutorials coming3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i cant teach you how to draw.. that takes hard work and practice
i can however show you some nice photoshop techniques you may find useful
Around the block and back to dAI've been on other art sharing sites. But in the end I always come back to dA.Around the block and back to dA4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why? I don't really think dA offers anything special in terms of browsing features, options, or other amenities. Its forums are just like any other forums. Frankly its journal and news system has become a machine for spewing out drama.
But there's something special about its people.
Somehow dA has managed to bring together people from all around the world who share a common appreciation for art; people who show their appreciation for art either by faving, watching and supporting other artists or by contributing their own artworks and striving towards improving their art.
People here don't have a concept of a "repost." To us, it's simply art theft. If you didn't make it from scratch from your own two hands, don't even attempt to put your name on it and pass it off as your creation here.
People here don't obsess over front page. We don't give thank you speeches for getting on front page as if it's some life ch
We're Sponsoring Artists' Alley at Comic-Con!Parisian deviants! We're headed for the beautiful City of Light, and we want to see you!We're Sponsoring Artists' Alley at Comic-Con!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted on June 25, 2012 at 7:15:03 PM
We're sponsoring Artists' Alley 2012!
We're headed to Comic-Con International:
San Diego to sponsor Artists' Alley!
We Love Artists' Alley
We're back at Comic-Con!
Last year, our sponsorship of Artists' Alley was a huge success. We were able to provide a more comfortable environment for the artists, display their art on huge screens over the Alley, and let people attending the convention draw with deviantART muro on fantastic digital screens. We plan to do this and more in 2012 as we take on the great pleasure of sponsoring Artists' Alley at San Diego Comic-C
Secrets On How ToAlright I guess I'm gonna make another rant, and this one's been bugging me for the longest time. And I'm going to be as BLUNT as I will be and not sugar coat anything I'm about to say.Secrets On How To3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Often do I hear things like:
"what custom brushes do you use"
"how do you achieve this blur/ focus effect"
"how did you get the colors to go this way and that"
"what technique or computer program did you use"
What I rarely get asked for is:
"What did you study to be more efficient at drawing."
"What is an efficient way to study how to render certain types of materials"
"How do you practice proper lighting when painting?"
Guys I'm just gonna say it now, there's no shortcut to art. I work primarily in digital mediums now but I do have a solid foundation in traditional mediums. I didn't simply go out and buy a $400 tablet and instantly got to where I am today. I use custom brushes and special effects in my pieces, but they only take up less than 3% of the overall work. There's sti
Digital Art DD RoundUp - March 2014:iconetherealbeast:Digital Art DD RoundUp - March 20141 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.2Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.23 years ago in Personal More Like This
OBJECTIVE: SELL THIS DAMN BOOK, DANNY.
At first, Gabriel was nothing more than a character named ONE. He had no backstory, no face, nothing. I just wanted to create a character that was a badass, yet with a sense of humor.
I was inspired by such characters as Boba Fett, Wolverine, Deadpool and Clint Eastwood from The Man With No Name trilogy. I needed to create something that fit that build, however, I'll admit, it wasn't intended at first.
I uploaded him on December 8th, 2008, (which, you can find here: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/GABRIEL-107612010?q=gallery%3Adanluvisiart%2F7848546&qo=50) and he became one of the most popular characters of the series, if not, the most. Soon I started finding him on forums, websites, fashion blogs (what?), and more.
But what hit me so hard was that the majority of the comments rela
CONTEST TIME! Sodapop and ReiqCheck this and have fun time is running out!CONTEST TIME! Sodapop and Reiq3 years ago in Personal More Like This
PandP #6PandP #62 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Policy StatementThis is ridiculous to me, but I guess to be 100% fair to all who visit this page, I ought to post this statement up front:Policy Statement3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have made it clear from the outset that I am simply not interested in arguing with people with opposing views over the internet. To disregard that request is, in my view, trollish behavior. "Discussion" is a waste of my time. Every minute I spend "arguing" with someone (who has not arguments, but rather, beliefs) is a minute spent away from poastering, sending emails, making phone calls, trying to raise a little money, and other useful things to advance Occupy/Anon/anti-SOPA, and other progressive movements.
If someone wants to discuss on this page how to advance the goals of Occupy, Anon, anti-SOPA, pro-women, 'green,' etc., or, how to make these poasters more effective (including suggestions and requests), they will be welcomed and their comments will receive a courteous reply. If people want to exchange friendly, admiring, helpful, or even flirtatio
Square Enix - I applied a couple of years ago.Here's a little personal story for my art friends.Square Enix - I applied a couple of years ago.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
About 3 years ago now I applied on a whim for a position to join the Square Enix Visual Works team in Japan. I expected not to hear anything back. I applied with a nice letter, a link to my folio and a 'top secret' link to copious amounts of NDA work.
I was blown away to get a personal response about 2 or 3 days later from one of the Art Directors on the team.
It was very blunt and very straight forward. He told me that I had a very unique style and that my artwork was great, He loved the heavy, solid feel and saturated colors but he had reservations about how far I could push it towards realtime cinematic work. The exact words he used to describe it was " Imagine an offline rendered character that we see today, we need to see that, modelled and textured in a stylised, fantastical final fantasy way but for use in realtime applications." He went further on to say "The stylisation is in design choices, not materials, which are to be very
Under-noticed Artist Feature (Sat A Feature #6)Hello ThereUnder-noticed Artist Feature (Sat A Feature #6)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is "Sat a Feature" number 6!
(In case you don't know, Sat a Feature is a feature I make every saturday to feature those who are under-noticed but are great artist!)
Please and feel free to share this Journal in YOUR OWN journal! Help these lovely artists out!
Also, feel free to click any of them
A lot of wonderful arts this week, so the feature will be long...
Traditional / Digital - Drawings / Paintings:
Send me Sci-fi/Space Art DD SuggestionsPlease help spread the word by adding this Blog to your FavsSend me Sci-fi/Space Art DD Suggestions3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I have just recently received the opportunity to become the "Science Fiction and Space Art" Community Volunteer Gallery Moderator here on deviantART.
I am looking for "Science Fiction and Space Art" deviations to feature as Daily Deviations, and you can help.
If you know of any submissions that you think should gain more exposure and be Featured as a Daily Deviation,
and they are "Science Fiction and/or Space Art"related, send me a DD Suggestion via note.
I have info on my front page regarding how to suggest a DD if you have any questions.
I would prefer suggestions for artists that have less exposure and little to no previous DD's,
but I am not against awarding a Daily Deviation to worthy art from a more well known and decorated artist.
I simply want to try to focus on putting a spotlight on lesser known artists that have amazing art to share, so that their work ma
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.4Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.43 years ago in Personal More Like This
Part 2, Sell That Damn Book, Danny: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-2-354730628
Part 3, I Was Not Ready For This: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-3-354860965
OBJECTIVE: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND STORY BUILDING
I began working pretty heavily on LMS during the first quarter of 2009. I had now a handful of characters, a rough idea of the story, and a general scope of what I wanted the book to be. To get started, I felt every book should have a theme. Movies do, right?
Spider-Man: Great powers, great responsibility.
Batman: Be more than just a man, a symbol, and be remembered a legend.
Star Wars: The myth of a heroes destiny, and the truth that allows him to be set free.
Who was Gabriel? What type of character or archetype was he? What were his rises and
CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 februaryIt's 20 january which means time for a new give awayCI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 february2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
special thanks to my donators below we can continue holding these
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for those of you who do not know, I, Tsuki-SoraRuki decide to do a project
called project Pm give away here you can win Pm's for free
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FAQI've been meaning to do this for a long time, and boy howdy is it long!!! It's organized into a few different categories. I'll update as needed. This may be repetitive to some, illuminating to others, and completely boring and useless to others still.FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy New Year!
Animation Job FAQ
Q: How can I get a job in animation?
The absolute best thing you can do to get into animation as a career is to go to art school. Not only will you learn how to draw and how to SEE, you will meet people, students and teachers alike, who will give you new perspectives and will likely be the sources of your future jobs. (My first job came from one of my teachers.)
There are several schools that have fantastic animation programs that cover all facets of the atr form. Schools like the one I attended, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, will teach you animation (2D and 3D,) character design, storyboarding, bac
Creature Feature Contest, 1 Year Sub' to be won!Creature Feature Contest, 1 Year Sub' to be won!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to the 31st Concept World Contest, the Admins have been cooking up something special behind the scenes, now we're going to share it with you; it's time for a Creature Feature!
The Contest is to create an image for the new cover of the latest issue of Concepteez Magazine, and as such has extra bonus prizes such as a 1 Year Subscription to Deviantart.com.
The theme for this round will be: Cover Design; 'Creature'.
If you have suggestions for the theme, feel free to join us on Facebook as an alternative method of sharing your ideas. http://www.facebook.com/concepteez or post your suggestions in a comment below.
The winner and the contenders will see their work featured in our next Concepteez's issue. Make sure your work is of a high standard (a4 size) and save wip shots to be qualified.
The Winner will be Featured on the cover, Runners up will
RoF Feature: Into the RealmRoF Feature: Into the Realm1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Fav this Feature for a chance to get your artwork presented in our next feature!
We will pick one Member that faved this article to be in the next one.
Into the Realm
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
La premiere inquisitriceby MarcSimonetti
7heaven landscape_wallpaperby ivany86
Mushroom Landby jordangr
A little story...Wanted to share this story with you guys, and future creators:A little story...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After getting out of a slump, I wanted to share this story of something I went through a few years back. Bit of a read, but thanks for sticking through it
As you know, Comic-Con is arriving and as I prepare for it, I grow more and more anticipated with anxiety/joy in regards to the re-release of Last Man Standing.
As long, challenging, and mind-opening the creation of LMS was, something really stuck with me.
Before I had created LMS, I wanted to work for WETA Workshop. To those that don't know them, they've created props, designs, sets, costumes, and more for The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, District-9, Elysium, The Hobbit and many more films.
I was obsessed and inspired with them. The creator, Richard Taylor was always a huge inspiration to me. After viewing supplements on the Extended Editions of The Lord of the Rings DVDS, I knew right there: I HAD TO WORK FOR THEM.
So I al
Brian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent CinemaBrian TaylorBrian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent Cinema3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Outlaw at the Bleeding Edge
of Independent Cinema
Movies featuring the latest in high tech digital effects, eye-popping CGI environments and ear-splitting surround sound, are often described as “pushing the envelope.” But they’re mega-million-dollar productions that are delivered back to the studios by the filmmakers precisely as pre-ordered. Rarely is there danger of disaster, so what envelope has been pushed?
“Envelope-shredder” might be a better designation for Brian Taylor...
Who, usually in collaboration with partner-in-mayhem Mark Neveldine, has given the world such films as Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Gamer, Pathology, and recently Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Brian Taylor has chosen his favori
Broken Animated Journal Skin :)Yay I finally got this Journal Skin! Thanks for all those amazing comments! You guys made my day!Broken Animated Journal Skin :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Online Figure Drawing AidsIf you're like me, you might have gotten lazy when it comes to practicing figure drawing. Sometimes it's difficult to find decent photos to reference, to do gestures or otherwise, so it's easy to do a couple drawings for practice then throw in the towel.Online Figure Drawing Aids4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, there are a number of sites out there that I've come across over the years that help with that sort of thing. They pull stock images and such from different sources and give you a randomizer and timer and other features, or show anatomical structures that you can manipulate. Below I'll list some of the ones I've come across that might help you. Some of them have the same images, so you can probably just pick a couple favorites.
An oldie but goodie. I've used this site for ages and it's only gotten better. On it you'll find 3D models of poses that you can rotate around, and they all show the musculature. You can browse the poses, or use the random viewer, or the timed v