And the winning design for Kerria is....And the winning design for Kerria is...6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations! You did a great job ^^
Man, choosing a winning design this time was WAY HARDER than for Vitis.
Seriously, I was overhelmed with so many wonderful designs I got from you guys.
Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart
Since I got positive feedback from you to organize another contest I will announce it soon, so stay tuned! ^___^
end!!Raffle!!Artist feature!!end!!Raffle!!Artist feature!!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
ending: winner is :iconaandromeda: congratz!!!
Hello minna!!! :3 how are you?? :iconsohappyplz::iconbummy1:
Another week, another feature, this time.....
The raffle for this week is worth 32 points!!
( i generate a number between 1 and 100)
If you want to win 37 just follow this 3 steps!
1- watch :iconVinsuality:
2- fav at least 5 of his artworks
3- comment here
i will check all this 3 steps in order for your entry to count!
Raffle ends at the end of the week!! next thursday!
YOU CAN ONLY POST ONE ENTRY
If you want to entry with another just make a journal about this raffle and comment below your first comment with the link! then your entry will count as 2!!!
note: I only count two votes if you add the link in another comment, if you donīt its easier to forget and count only has one, so please add another comment with the link
remember i will check all the steps
To This DayI hope this changes your day, or all your days.To This Day10 months ago in Personal More Like This
We need more projects like this.
How to make a boring character?To go straight to the point and answer that question: don't say a word about his/her/its/insertyourpronounhere personality.How to make a boring character?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ya know, ten years ago I couldn't even imagine how much characters people can create. I talk about single persons' creations. dA is full of them. Of course, I am more focused to non-human characters (because creatures are creatures, dammit, if I want a good human character, I go out and ask things from any living person). The thing with everybody/one/thing is, though, that if you leave personality out, you have an empty shell. No matter how pretty it is, then it's just a pretty creature without a character.
I have noticed a lot of the previously said issue during the years. Especially lately I've become more interested about single persons' headworlds. It is somehow fascinating to take visit to somebody's head - and how else to do that except reading about their characters. If there's a good description (and good doesn't need to be long - it can be, but quality ov
Seeing Things"There are many ways of seeing things. When you saw the thing and it looked beautiful to you, you saw it beautifully. Paint it as it looked then." -Robert HenriSeeing Things11 months ago in Personal More Like This
no talentno talent8 months ago in Personal More Like This
this is my final say in the argument against natural born talent vs skill. we all start out by drawing scribbles that slightly resemble things. i was about 3 yrs old here., and had probably already been drawing for some time since i was brought up in a family of artists. drawing only gives back with the time we give to it, and it takes a lot of patience, more needed in the beginning, and a lot of determination to keep at it even though we are continually frustrated.
hope this inspires some of you to keep going, or some of you to start, it will be even better if more of you, my dA friends, stop making excuses saying you werent born with the ability to make your dreams come true. the only thing holding you back is yourself. drawing is but a skill which we learn through lots of practice, determination, observation and patience. if you also have the undenied passion for it, you may see yourself getting further than others.
it also helps if you're able to be ho
Thanks, and prizes n' such!So first, Everyone needs to enter this art contest and get all these prizes out of my way! As it is, :iconclassycat101: is gonna end up with ten thousand digos and port spaces and what not for being the first to enter. Kudos too on going straight for Ta'Khara, I find her to be the trickiest... But that might be just because I haven't done as much of her.Thanks, and prizes n' such!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Next, Thank you sooo much to everyone that offered up their characters. Obviously, I got a bit distracted by my overwhelming desire to do that Ref sheet for Meirong... But, as you all might be able to tell, my muse is flooding me. I feel like I have to be sketching something or I'm going to go nuts. Probably my fault for being gone for so long.
Obviously, I snuck in and jumped on :iconkiskae: , :iconnomi2009: and :iconsuicidalkisses: 's characters, because they're stupid fun.. But, I'm also going to do:
:iconmerenrave: , :iconcursednights: , :iconkatsurina: , :Iconhawtzausy: ,
:iconwhipsynth: , :iconryani: , :iconxsuexel
Hellsing Ultimate 10?Urgh, a few weeks ago I'm pretty sure I saw the final episode of Hellsing Ultimate.Hellsing Ultimate 10?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I'm trying to watch it again.
I can't find the episode anywhere.
I search up "Hellsing Ultimate Episode 10"
and I get 1 minute ish trailors and stuff.
When I wiki the episode, it's not supposed to come out until December.
I'm very sure I saw it!
I wasn't dreaming.
But when I searched on google.
In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 10 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused the removal(s) at ChillingEffects.org.
And some say 1 , 5 results.
was it a leaked video?
Was it just my Imagination or was it real?
Someone, anyone. Please tell me otherwise.
This doesn't make sense.
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 LOG2 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
300+ Watchers Giveaway *CLOSED*Holy cow, I'm not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the line I ended up with more than 300 watchers. Thank you to all my old and new watchers I've gotten to 400+. So randomly the second winner will get 500 DA points! **Okay just passed the 500 mark so a third winner will get 400 DA points.** As a thank you to all who watch me I am going to give away 1000 DA Points. What you have to do to qualify:300+ Watchers Giveaway *CLOSED*5 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Be a watcher
2. Fav this journal
3. Share this journal by making your own journal about it and comment the link
4. Do not enter multiply or use spare accounts to up your chances. I will be looking O_o
I will give away more DA points if I get to 400 watchers and more points for every hundred thereafter. The winner(s) will be chosen using http://www.random.org/ The Giveaway will end September 1, 2013. Thank you everyone for all your support this is just my way of showing it.
As this list keeps growing I'm going to encourage that you guys take a look at whomever else is
Next drawing tutorial and painting skinHey there! I hope you are all doing well, cause I am getting sick... This weekend I'll be gone for 3 days but I'll try to make new tutorial about drawing nose something around Monday\Thuesday. For now visit hakeme for tutorial about drawing eyes: http://hakeme.com/tutorials/show/3296Next drawing tutorial and painting skin10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This piece got insane amount of favs I still don't understand why haha, seems you guys really like that kind of stuff... Anyway! You wanted some Photoshop and I promised to translate tutorial about painting skin! Here it is: http://hakeme.com/tutorials/show/1924 and I also translated tutorial about this whole picture (with lots of steps for drawing hair): http://hakeme.com/tutorials/show/1297
So enjoy! 3 tutorials at the same time! Hopefully that's good enough compared to the last week where there was nothing new because of my conference hy... We'll see how things go from here! I want to do the blinking tutorial next and something about drawing nose althou
Yo, Deviants, I'm really happy you like my wings:iconinterruptingkanyeplz::iconsaysplz:And I'mma let you finish, but these here artists have some of the best wing drawing skills of all time. OF ALL TIME!Yo, Deviants, I'm really happy you like my wings10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Okay...now that I'm done with my Kanye West impression, I just wanted to say thank all of y'all for all the awesome comments I've been getting. I also wanted to share some artists who are REALLY REALLY talented at drawing wings, and a huge inspiration to what I do. I know I have a currently 2 part tutorial up for how I draw my wings, but if you really want to learn a thing or two, go check out these peeps .
Logically Attired CowgirlsFeature time!Logically Attired Cowgirls10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I love me a good Western, but as any classic film fan can attest, the genre isn't exactly known for its equitable portrayal of women. A deviantart search for "cowboy" or "wild west" brings up all manner of male gunslingers and badasses...unfortunately, their female equivalents are more elusive. For whatever reason, cowgirls (like nurses and schoolgirls) are a RIDICULOUSLY fetishized group - it's like an unwritten rule of the internet that all cowgirls must be depicted in outlandishly sexualized clothing that would make no sense for a person living an active outdoor lifestyle.
Now, I've got no problem with ecchi, and I appreciate beautiful women as much as the next person, but sometimes it's refreshing to see pictures of Western ladies that focus on something besides cowhide thongs and kinky lassos. That's what this feature is about: images of cowgirls who look like (or at least make some attempt to approximate) actual frontierswomen, instead of soft core porn
CLOSED!!!POINTS JORNAL RAFFLE AND PROMOTION :)EDIT!! Voting is closed! sadly sadly i did not win the contest but thatīs ok i guess! ill keep working in my new photos and cosplaysCLOSED!!!POINTS JORNAL RAFFLE AND PROMOTION :)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
anyway....!!! i have generated the winner and the winner is.....................................................................................................................
.......................................................... :iconIvanaHeartfilia: yey!! :iconbummy1plz: i wish i could give points to all tho! thanks for helping!!! and congratz ivana for winning! ill give you the points promptly!
thank you all my kind watchers and friends! You really helped me, not winning, but helped me getting a positive thinking
editi: please go here and you have the chance to win 1000 points!! just follow the steps itīs easy
The next step.Improving is about not giving up.The next step.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I feel that art is overwhelming, its something so immense, so abstract, so godly that getting remotely close to actually mastering any of its endless nuances feels unobtainable.
At a certain degree it is, but what i have been noticing for the past ...humm... almost two years now... is that, the only way you can climb the next step in this endless staircase is not to give up while you are about to fall from the step you are into.
You are drawing something, and it feels wrong, it feels bad, and you erase it, you draw it again, and it looks even worse and you twist it, bend it, erase it, do it again, then its really horrible, and lastly you say: screw this, i give up, its over, no point because i cant do it.
And you give up on the entire piece, and all the effort, all the struggle, the horror was in vain, went down the drain.
When you are about to do this, don't.
Make it work, whatever it takes, eventually you WILL make it work! And then, oh, it feels gre
Over-sexualing Females RantWarning: many swear wordsOver-sexualing Females Rant9 months ago in Personal More Like This
You can ignore if you want
Okay you can call me a feminist if you want I dont care I probably am one.
But I just cannot stand HOW MUCh females are sexualized in content. Like it's fucking ridiculous. You draw a man warrior and he's going to have full armor on right? Right. Because thats how you fight in a war in fantasy things.
Draw a fucking female and she's going to be wearing THE LEAST AMOUNT OF CLOTHES POSSIBLE. Or she's gonna have a fucking breast cut out or a fucking stomach cut out OR BOTH BECAUSE WHY NOT?
Why not right?
I'll tell you why, because she's going to be killed in 2 seconds dont fucking lie to yourself. All of her vital organs are exposed she's gonna be shot.
THis picture so much I swear.
Not to mention in comics the females have rubber spines that will always be able to turn enough you can see dem boobs and butts.
I don't know if it's just me but it pisses me off when I see that all the time in comi
PE: Background tutorials The Background tutorials you shouldn't missPE: Background tutorials4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello again my dear readers! Today I would like to share some tutorials with you! During the 6 years I've been on deviantART, I've gathered many useful tutorials that have deeply helped me along the way. I want to share some of these with you, in hopes that reading them will inspire you to start painting some beatiful sceneries to spice up your works!
These are not the only tutorials on deviantART, it's just a selection of the ones that I've found more useful in my artistic development. If you know of any other impressive tutorial that you think should be listed here, share it in the comment section and I'll include it to the list!
DRAWING GRASS AND TREES
understand a painting study dont just copyThis is purely an observation from my point of view but whenever i see a study or painting based on a masterpiece or a screen plate. The results are almost in every case very good.So this tells me that our ability to copy is quite good and its not really required to be a high level artist.Junior level to mid level ones can pull this off easily too. Everything you need to know is already in the image we are trying to copy so it becomes a recipe for us.understand a painting study dont just copy7 months ago in Personal More Like This
the important thing though is to not "copy" it but to understand it and deconstruct a work method from it.And if you understand that then the work based from your own mind will be alot better.
When i see this kind of work , for me its not the level of detail and accurcy that one puts in the copied artwork that impresses me, but the images based on that learned knowledge afterwards. And to tell you the truth not many people understand this knowledge or are aware of how important it is to understand it.But the interesting phenomenon is that
110 points giveaway!The winner:Hello, sweeties (:110 points giveaway!The winner:10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend
I decided to make one of you smile again by giving one lucky deviant 110 points
All you have to do to participate is:
favorite this journal
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you!
+ Have a random question?
You can ask me anything here :
Have fun and good luck
+ You can win 5000 points participating in my contest here. It's fun. Check it out below, please:
Thank you all for participating.
The winner is :iconRedEyedHawk:
Congrats and enjoy your points
Contest Deadline Extended!The contest has officially started. The deadline is now the 29th of November 2013!29th of Decemeber!Contest Deadline Extended!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I added an extra month to the deadline as a lot of people have been requesting it.
Furthermore I may be lowering the prizes to entice more competitors. Offering $300 for a prize was supposed to draw out high quality art from some bigger names, however it was pointed out that those people would probably rather draw a few commissions and definitely be paid for it, that risk spending a long time on a work that might not win.
This however is a maybe. And not set in stone just yet.
Everything else in this journal remains the same so if you've read it already, there's no need to keep going ^w
(For everyone who has read this journal before, all the details are the same, except I've added Alexander's Reference Sheet below, FAQ's and one more acceptable theme)
My Largest Contest Yet!
Hello everyone welcome to my biggest (and hopefully bestest) Contes
the myth about talentMany people are under the assumption many of the high profile artists in the digital art community are mainly good because of talent. This is not completely true(in my opinion). What does make them great is the simple fact of constant and regular practice. But if you still like to cling to the word, then talent is just in other words an ambition and motivation. This word,"talent" has been branded with something that you think is something that can only be inherited and if you dont have it you are doomed to fail. Many people has lost potential careers because of this.the myth about talent10 months ago in Personal More Like This
well folks let me put that myth to rest because i think anyone with ambition and motivation can learn any tool and any skill.And if you are not learning it, it is because you are not working hard enough on it.its simple as that.The practice will open your eyes and you will develop to see things in different ways, once again this has nothing to do with talent. Once your understanding of all the levels of art gets wide
The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong ResonanceA thousand years tradition of scaring children at bedtime continues for children of all ages. News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago [link] in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human societies worldwide. My worry, have fairy tales been marginalized by modernism?The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong Resonance2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: May 30, 2012 by $techgnotic
A Thousand Years Tradition of Scaring Children at Bedtime
Continues for Children of All Ages
News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in t
100 points Giveaway! [closed]Hello everyone100 points Giveaway! [closed]10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
i am making a giveaway and all you have to do to participate is:
1. Fave this journal.
2. Comment on this journal.
3. If you have a facebook account, give a 'like' to my drawing in a contest i am participating
here is the link:
this is my entry but please, don't fave t on dA, go to Facebook and like it there
the competition is very tight so i would really appreciate any vote
if you voted already you can still participate in the giveaway by just faving and commen
WINNERS CHOSEN! 100 Points for 20 deviantsTHE WINNERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED!WINNERS CHOSEN! 100 Points for 20 deviants11 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconshabu-cream: :iconlisianthius: :iconb-wolfe120: :iconfurrydubstep: :iconminorpsycho: :icontokenabc: :iconmakodash: :iconkorineko18: :iconmelodiamystic:
:iconprincesting: :icon0dditie: :iconkirinora-hime: :icongrisarayas-x3: :iconnicoledaney: :iconsarbear0765: :iconmoongodtsukiyomi: :iconawesomenairb12:
:iconsarahardy01: :icontrogirl: :iconlen-chara:
That's right! 20 lucky deviants will receive 100 points each!
You don't have to be a watcher, but you MUST both fave and comment this journal for a chance to win. That's all!
This is in celebration of hitting 2000+ watchers!
Thank you all so much! I'm very grateful to everyone single one of you!
The winners will be chosen like I do my raffles, randomly selected by a random number generator, broadcasted live on my livestream channel. ( Don't worry, it will be recorded and saved for those that cannot make it. ) I'l