Video Tutorial 01!Hey guys, here is the first episode, let me know what you guys think so I can make the next ones better! Feel free to ask any questions too!Video Tutorial 01!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
Things I learned at: The Industry Workshops 2014Holy shit amazeballs... this past weekend....Things I learned at: The Industry Workshops 20144 months ago in Personal More Like This
But let me start of by shortly telling you what the industry workshops actually were.
(The artwork in this journal are from some of the lecturers.)
What is: #IW_14?
The Industry workshops took place last weekend August 29 to 31 2014, at 2 venues both located at Hoxton Square, London United Kingdom.
It was organized and hosted by a group of industry professionals in the fields of concept art, matte painting and illustration in film, games and freelance.
Let me name the people that profited the lectures and demo's from 10 in the morning to 8 in the evening, ending with a 1+ hour QA session as seen on the picture below.
(Not in the same order as the picture)
Alex Brady, Alex Heath, Alex Negea, Andrei Riabovitchev, Björn Hurri, Dave Neale, emrah elmasli, Jama Djurabeav, Jon McCoy, Jonas De Ro, Kan Muftic, Levi Peterffy, Mark tompkins, Nadia Mogile
First October Contest, and New Prizes!Hello everypony! With the fall just around the corner, we would like to introduce a new contest, and new contest changes!First October Contest, and New Prizes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, we will be running not one, but two contests a month! So if you don't particularly like the topic, or if you don't know what to draw, no worries! You can always enter the second monthly contest!
Now, we are offering new prizes for our contest winners. Starting in October,
First Place in a contest will get you a three-month Premium Membership!
Second Place will get you 350 to spend however you want!
And Third Place will get you 150!
Our first contest this month will be: Crossovers! Crossover ponies with anything at all!
Here are the rules for the contest! Be sure to read them carefully!
So pick up your pencils, your tablet pens, and get drawing!
Deadline: October 13th. Late entries will not be accepted.
Two Year Anniversary For #MLPFriendshipIsMagic!On this day, two years ago (three days after MLP:FiM was released), this group was founded by Rosethethief.Two Year Anniversary For #MLPFriendshipIsMagic!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to take this time to thank all of you, our members and watchers, who make this group what it is. A center of the community to share art, ideas, and have a good time together.
I also want to give thanks to the admins who make this group run smoothly, and to our founder Rose, who without you, this group wouldn't even exist.
Thank you everypony. Remember, Friendship is Magic.
BOSS Week.I love weeks like this. The team is incredibly hard at work launching deviantART's Premium Content Platform, and simultaneously managing our huge sponsorship of Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego.BOSS Week.2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
^That's me in the middle there, writing this Journal.
^ Check out the intensity of endosage, danlev, hellokirti, Heidi,and Ayame-Kenoshi. Diligent, even intense. That's because they're hours away from a massive release that will reach millions of deviants worldwide. They are right to be this tense. You would be, too.
In everything we do, we aim to change the world for the better. And we aim high. This Premium Content Platform you can read about here has no limits as to what it could achieve for the arts, from my perspectiv
Art Feature 06.5|12Some of my personal dA faves in the fields of dark art, science-fiction, surrealism and more...Art Feature 06.5|123 years ago in Personal More Like This
ENJOY THE PIECES!
The Necromancer by rrwardGates Of Atlantis by 3mmIBroken Promises by melanneartImp by SurehuinelFallen Astronaut by SeanSoongBlack line by LASAHIDO:thumb307908105:Dolls from the hole 1 by AlMaNeGrA:thumb307833500:Artbook Space Jockey Full View by ShenLongKazamaR1 by TsimmerSSMC by TsimmerSPlanetary Colony by AexionDaydreamer by PlassgardCybork awake I by INovumIIn Search of Space by GrahamSymXenomorph by EdwardDelandreArtThe Stenographist by Julian-Faylona...devil's swing by melleciouss
My latest personal pieces:
D3V3 - The Initializer by MarkusVogtRe-AnimatorBot by MarkusVogtCyber Lab - Drone26 by MarkusVogtRetro City - ArtemisX by MarkusVogtSTEALTH - The Invader by MarkusVogt
See more on my main website:
Me on Facebook:
Many thanks for viewing!
Explanation for my Recent Disappearance. Please read this with understanding:Explanation for my Recent Disappearance.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is and will be probably my most difficult and most humiliating thing I have ever said.
All I need is compassion, and understanding.
I don't need opinions, I don't need pity, I don't need your advice.
All I need is understanding.
As you all may have noticed, I have not been around.
I have not communicated with anyone, and I have not been posting as much.
I have over 10,000 messages here on dA that I have yet to respond to, a lot of them important. I have not chatted on Livestream as much, and overall, I seemed to have disappeared to you all. I have a lot of people asking where I am, or when's the next time I'll be around. It breaks my heart to read these, and more so, to not be able to respond honestly.
I have been having a really difficult time lately in life. Things just aren't seeming uphill for me, and it's literally wasting me away. I have been dealing not with actions in life, other people, or outside stress, but with the
Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 62 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
Robot VS: Wrapping upTomorrow the judging will begin! Thank you everyone who has participated, you all have done a wonderful job!Robot VS: Wrapping up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Participants will be required to draw a scene of combat, involving robots. The opponent may be anything non-human (mutants, zombies, aliens, another robot, ect ect) , and the setting may be anywhere exciting or eye catching. Contestants will be scored on the over all grandeur of the drawing, as well as a written description of the background/scenario of the fight. The description should be at least a paragraph.
All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges who will vote on the first, second and third place winners.
Extra points will be awarded to those who create a character sheet, showing both combatants and their abilities.
The contest will end on August 1st
Prizes: (This will be updated over the next few weeks)
:iconangelicadonis: will give a one year subscription to the first place winner, and a three month subscription to the second place winner.
THE WINNERS +800 Points Giveaway For Your ContestsThank you for everyone who participated in this!THE WINNERS +800 Points Giveaway For Your Contests2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our winners' contests and the featured contests are really amazing and with great prizes Check them out.
Here are our winners- each won 200 points for their contests:
1 Got-Plush's Warm/Cold Colors Contest (All Media)
2 ThePixelPalace's Dream Contest (Pixel)
3 pindanglicious's Uchiha Twins Contest (OC)
4 UJz's Raining Free Resources Contest (Resources)
Winners, contact me when your contests ends, so I can give the winners their prizes. If you have any question then note me.
DreamyArt's Behind The Mask Contest
Sayuui and doomsk888's Doomsday Contest
Commission Info :iconcommissionsclosed::iconcommissionsclosed::iconcommissionsclosed:Commission Info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
all prices are in U.S. dollars (ATTENTION: Price can raise depending on additional items such as wings, pets and others, details and/or time it will takes)
REORGANIZING TABLE OF COMMISSIONS ...
For now, there are no predictions to reopen.
New Contest! BUILD THE ROBOTSGringat's Repugnant Contests are running once again!New Contest! BUILD THE ROBOTS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The group's here. http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/22254
It's MOCpages based, but if any of you reading this only live here on DA and don't have a MOCpages account, you'll still be able to enter by sending me a Note instead, if you like.
"I need assembly lines
A crew and much more time.
The money's all mine
And my funds are getting thin.
Probably have to rob a bank again.
'Cause I'm spending every dime and
I'm spending all my time to
BUILD THE ROBOTS"
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a premium, top of the line automaton! You people are the best roboticists we've got, and our clients want nothing less than 'excellence'.
1: Due to a lack of resources at the moment, the number of allowed parts per builder is restricted to 300. We're got plenty of space though, so be as large as you want, but remember that more detailed looking machines require more parts and therefore have to be smaller!
R.I.P. PockyIt's really hard for me to tell you this but Pocky passed away about 12 hours ago, at 1 pm Friday Oct 25th. I lost my balance in the colony cage and accidentally step on him who was behind me. He didn't die instantly. I thought he wouldn't. He could still fly and when I put him on my hand he had started panting. When I brought him inside my house, he had a fit then died.R.I.P. Pocky1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I can't stop crying now. I feel so horrible and hate myself. I miss him so much I can't stop crying and calling his name. It's so hard to accept his death. I can still feel him everywhere. Everything in my house reminds me of him. I can't sleep on my bed because I usually snuggled with him there before we went to sleep. I can't believe he had to go away like this. I feel so guilty no matter what I try to think of, no matter what my husband said. I can't even cry as harder as I want because he will be mad.
I don't know if Pocky knew his time would be up soon. But this month he wanted to cuddle more with me. He usually a
Pony OC Valentine pair up!So I had this great idea for a Valentine's day activity!Pony OC Valentine pair up!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since there are alot of Pony OCs looking for a special somepony but have trouble finding one, why not help them out a bit? Fill out the form (below) and submit it then the day before Valentine's day I'll post the pony pairings I made from the ponys submitted in a journal. I'll use the info you give me to make the best match I can so be sure to be detailed! It's like an OC blind date! If the pairing you get doesn't work out, don't worry becaue there's no commitment! But hopefully it will work out and your pony will have a nice special somepony to spend Valentine's day with! Don't be shy, I'll be doing all the pairing so you don't have to do any awkward asking! Just submit as many OCs as you'd like and wait!
What they look for in another pony:
The owners of the ponys in the best pairing will be getting 50 points each!
Name: Cobalt Crayon
Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #3First I just wana say thanks so much to :iconartofashes: for the sub and dA's new journal-writing beta which makes featuring thumbnails so much, SO MUCH, easier and faster for me. Honestly thanks so much.Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please take a look, there are some awesome peeps here
note: Faving this journal might help with your exposure but it's solely up to your fellow deviants ~
It takes me a while to put these together and it's a bit of a tedious process, so if you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (I still have a lot to go through and it adds up every time i put up a feature journal), and be featuring once a week or bi-weekly as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll p
The Global Manga Initiative!Hey Everyone! Hika-Ree here I've been sent word of a sweet plan already in action and I want you all to hear!The Global Manga Initiative!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Calling all aspiring Manga and Webcomic Artists, Writers and Fans!!
The Global Manga Initiative is throwing open its doors and looking to grant completely free, quality exposure, networking and promotion to passionate Manga-creatives from all over the world!! We're looking to connect and feature some of the greatest rising talents from around the world WITHOUT forcing them to sacrifice their creative or publishing rights in the process.
Your Work. Your Way.
WHO WE ARE
We are the Global Manga Initiative, a collective enterprise of Artists, Writers and other talent who dedicate our lives to our creative ambitions.
WHAT WE DO
We make Manga. Manga from around the world
Prometheus concept art...I worked on "Prometheus" as a concept artist, and now that the movie is out I can show some of the images.Prometheus concept art...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will eventually post stuff here on DA, but I felt the format of my blog lent itself better to an overview of the process, and to acknowledge some of the others involved. So I decided to begin with that out of consideration to the talented people I feel privileged to have worked with!
Feel free to have a look: http://steveburg.blogspot.com/
There is an "Art of" book, which I just got - and it's quite nice! But it contains only a fraction of the art generated for the project by myself and the other artists on the team.
I worked with a small group here in the US that included Steven Messing, David Levy, Ben Procter, Carlos Huante, Neville Page & Daniel Simon. And there are other artists who worked over in the UK when the film went into full production. So you can imagine quite a lot of artwork was generated!
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Chaaaaange?“Why don’t you launch a Kickstarter campaign?”Chaaaaange?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
“Have you heard of Patreon?”
“Why doesn’t your site have a Donate button?”
Put simply, I have this (evidently archaic) opinion that; if you want to make money, you have to do the work first. I don’t like the idea of taking money off people unless they get something for it immediately, not [insert timeframe here] down the line. It feels like a scam. That’s why I produce all those cheap digital comics: to finance my larger projects (and which is why I get pissed off when I find them being distributed freely online, because it slows everything down).
Even for large projects, like video-games that only have a niche audience and which big publishers won’t ever assist: I don’t see crowd funding as a particularly good way to go about getting production capital. I prefer the early release approach, such as that Mojang took with Minecraft.
No complete product? Giv
Our London deviantMEET Was Brilliant!On Saturday, June 14, 2009, deviantART held a deviantMEET at the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park. Over 350 deviants showed up to celebrate all things deviantART, setting a record for the highest attended deviantMEET in history in the process... until now.Our London deviantMEET Was Brilliant!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Almost exactly three years later -- on Saturday, June 30, 2012 -- at the same location in Hyde Park, London deviants once again turned up in droves. Smashing the previous record, our London deviantMEET 2012 saw over 550 deviants throughout the day.
Most deviantMEETs include a group photo, usually taken towards the end of the event's festivities. However, we wasted no time taking our group shot in front of the Albert Memorial, as we wanted to ensure we were complying with Hyde Park's rules and regulations for large gatherings. With a group this massive -- and awesome -- it's hard not to draw attention!
London HQ Devmeet: The taleWhat do you get when you have 500 stress balls, the unpredictability of the Great British weather and a large park in the middle of London? A HQ devmeet of course!London HQ Devmeet: The tale2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
500 emoticon stress balls, 10 plushies and 500 sharpie pens is a lot of stuff to carry to London from Derby, but is worth it!
Being late for breakfast means you can politely steal Heidi’s toast to have with your cup of tea.
If you arrive 10 mins late to a very large devmeet, expect a huge crowd of people already there.
Some people do dress up in full cosplay. It is fascinating. I counted 3 Dinosuar type things, a fox person, lots of hats and “ears”, at leat 2 pikachus, a Mexican wrestler, and some very short skirts!
Giving out free balls/stickers/lanyards/pens etc to lots of people makes you feel a little like a seller at a sports event! Or a primary school teacher!
Amazing Piece of Art + 50 DEVIANTS GET POINTS NOW!Hey Guys,Amazing Piece of Art + 50 DEVIANTS GET POINTS NOW!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I saw this and wanted to share it with you. It's off site, but is really worth taking a look. The image when blown up is just gorgeous! I hope you enjoy
In addition! 50 deviants who comment all get points today from one awesome deviant! :iconsupereagerplz:
All you have to do is comment and fave this journal and tell me what you think about this gorgeous piece of art! Now go share!!!!
Love you guys.
Ends April 1, 2012 11:59:59 PM PDT
Gimme Your OCs!Drawing OCsGimme Your OCs!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was wondering, could you all drop your pretty lil' OCs down in the comment box for me? With proper references and a lil' backstory about 'em?
I'd like to start collecting OCs that i can pick from at random when i'm bored to draw!
If i do end up drawing your purty lil' thang i'll contact you later. c: If your OC is a girl and is super purty then i'm even more inclined to draw her <3 Of course, if you post your OC, this means that you give me the go-head to draw them with complete artistic freedom! (I promise i won't embarrass your OC, and all art is absolutely SFW.) Tell me a little bit about 'em so i can get to know them and draw them even better. ^_^
Anyway, post away! (: