Professional concept artist requirementsA lot of people ask me what skills are required to become a professional game concept artist. So, I will try to answer that question here.Professional concept artist requirements3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, there is actually very little demand for pretty, colorful paintings like you see in my gallery for instance. Smaller companies often see these 'mood paintings' as an expensive luxury. Larger companies often have very little use for 'mood paintings' and scenes.
In fact, in the 2 years since I have been doing concept art I have never been required to do any 'mood paintings' at all.
Generally, pretty scenes are only necessary for promotional marketing purposes and they are usually very tight, not loose. I have been lucky in the fact that I have been able to do plenty of tight marketing images from scratch, designing the entire image from my own imagination. However, most of the marketing art you see on commercial game packaging, posters and so on is probably done by an illustrator or graphic designer, using photographic references, 3d renders
PE: How to Use Masking Fluid Traditional Art WeekPE: How to Use Masking Fluid 1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I use lots of watercolors in my mixed media works and people once in a while ask me how do I paint backgrounds so that objects or characters do not get painted at the same time. I often just paint background around a character quickly with free hand, but if I want to be more precise and when there are lots of jagged edges or tiny details to go round, I use masking fluid to protect those.
Here is a little tutorial how I use masking fluid in my mixed media works! You can use same tips in your pure watercolor artworks – the fluid still works similarly.
What is masking fluid?
Masking fluid is a handy tool if you want to leave some areas unpainted when painting with watercolors. It allows you to paint freely over the masked areas so you can avoid painting around complicated characters – instead you can just paint over them.
Masking fluid made of rubber, latex, ammonia and in some case there is also pigment added on
Finally!! Vacation Pictures!!Hello dear friendsFinally!! Vacation Pictures!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today I want to talk a little about Franka´s and mine vacation. We have been to Fuerteventura in June and it was fantastic. You´ve already see a few cosplay pictures, but we also want to show you a little more.
On our first evening, the moon was shining so bright, we just had to take a picture *////* (Good thing, we took a tripod with us)
Good, I want to be there again. The sun was wonderful and even better, the sea *___* I´m SO in LOVE with the sea.
Dressed up for the dinner show ^___^
The Stony beach at the other side of the Island. On our side (next to Corralejo) there´s neverending white sand beach. And breathtaking turquoise water with big waves *_* Perfect for surfing <3
The flight was okay. Each time I have to enter a plane I´m ner
Feature Time!First off, hello and welcome to my three newest watchers :iconNaomy-hintan:, :iconPeachhi: and :iconSuJu-ELF-Gurl:Feature Time!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As promised it's feature time again. I was struggling for a theme this time so I've decided to go with two individual colours and I might make this a running theme for a few months. This month I've chosen blue because not only is it my favourite colour but it's seems to be my K-Pop colour and yellow because it's happy and makes me smile.
So my aim is to have multiple shades of each colour. Though I think some of the yellows could be more orange and the blues slightly more purple. Some artists will double up with one in each colour but I'm trying to avoid putting two by the same artist in the same colour (unless I get really indecisive).
Before I start the feature I really want to thank :iconWPatison: for the commission she did for me recently. It's the third I've had from her and I'm always super happy with them. But there
Interview with LadyGT93!Interview with LadyGT93!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lets start with a self introduction. Anything you want to share about yourself?
Hi there members!
I’m Ladygt93, I am an Italian 18 years old and this description reminds me of the self introduction I used to do in my English essays! (still can’t find something better to say!)
But anyway as you know I like to draw Manga and Anime stuff but I also love doing portraits and chiaro/scuro pictures!
I’m a really lazy person and I get really distracted sometimes (everytime).
And I have a dog, his name is Lapo and it’s a Golden Retriever ( ok this is one of my favourite lines ever, it’s always there. )
Thanks again (Amanda) for this interview, I hope you guys will enjoy this!
1. What got you into art in the first place?
I think it was my intention to try to re-draw what I loved most. Animals, People, Cartoons. I still remember the days where I was sitting in front of the TV to try to dr
Youth, sexual orientation and discriminationHiYouth, sexual orientation and discrimination4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've always wondered at what age other people realized that they aren't heterosexual, as well as the journey that got them to that point. I know of people who were "obviously gay all their life" as well as people who battled with confusion and or denial till much later.
What made me think of bringing it up now is because of an incidence that I heard of recently. For privacy's sake I cannot repeat it, but it troubled me enough to think about a couple of concepts. What it broke down to is that young people with alternative sexual orientations are sometimes treated immorally because of covert homophobia that exists within parents, schools and other higher authorities in a young person's life.
So I have a couple of points and questions I would love feedback on if anyone is willing to give it. Many of them relate to the incidence I mentioned earlier.
1.) At what age did you know that you are not heterosexual?
2.) What do you think of the statement "They are too young to decide" being app
Disney Every Month Challenge-Princess and the FrogFor May I decided to choose the one Disney Princess movie I don't think I have drawn any fanart of yet! Princess and the Frog. I watched the movie for the first time last year and it was pretty good. Probably not one of my favorites out of all the Disney princess movies, but still very entertaining and enjoyable. So hopefully since I have not drawn anything from this movie maybe I can get a few fanart pieces done for it this month. I have been kinda out of it lately where my art is concerned...it really showed last month. I was really looking forward to Mulan month and then only managed to get one sketch completed. I just kept feeling like everything I drew turned out horrible...I have these spells sometimes where I just can't focus on it and everything I draw just doesn't turn out right. But hopefully it will be over soon. But until then...here are the features for Princess and the Frog for the month of May!Disney Every Month Challenge-Princess and the Frog2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Watcher Feature #8note: 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! Faving this journal might helpWatcher Feature #84 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (i have around 600 comments now @__@ ), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take ....a few months, so please be patient!
Deity of Fall by Thana93 Midnight Snack by zeusplara MDB: Yuzuruha by Tsu-la Der Knabe und der Wassermann III by Starsong-Studio Purity by Pummi-Gummi Beauty of Spring by Yephire Looking at the fish by NewEmma Oh brother of mine by dacadaca Hush, Kitten by BlackDistraction Lightly Pink by LadyDayDream Faceless by Hallodu1997 Beyond Control by hannahmations That Tickles! by Helixel blistering sunsets by chrica :thumb30193841
Guidelines to submit images to the MyPaint groupThis is what we (the moderators) think to be the most accurate "tag" selection.Guidelines to submit images to the MyPaint group4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please read the folder's description and look at the examples before submitting your artwork
Landscape and Still Life
Finished work. Nature is the most important thing in the image. Urban cities also belong in this folder.
Still Life / Inanimate objects
People and human portraits
Figurative artworks. Realistic Artworks
Tutorials, Procesess and resources
Teach something, shows the way you do things, backgrounds, brushes, icons...
Skin Palette for MyPaint V2 by MeryAlisonThompsonHow to make brushes in MyPaint by TheShockMyPaint n Gimp Ferret pic tut by WenchkinMaking of... by vilssonify
Sketches, WIPs and SpeedPaintings
Not much detail. Not-quite-finished look. Unfinished work. Can be in BW or colo
AnnouncementI like to consider myself a reasonable person. Calm in situations where people are being utter dicks because I know it's the right thing to do. I'd always considered this a good trait of mine.Announcement3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Only now I'm starting to realize it's like trying to be to achieve peace, by being peaceful, in an all-out-war.
The main thing that's getting to me is that people are dicks. And, I can't change that, but what I can change is my response.
From now on, when someone messes with me, they better prepare for the verbal ass-whoppin' of their life. One, because dicks should get what's coming to them, and two, it's almost a crime for someone with verbal ass-whoppin' skills as good as mine not to own the fuck out of people.
So come at me. Because you care so much about clinging onto that power you feel from being a dick on the internet, I will make you feel like a worm. If you didn't care so much about non-existent power in the first place the world would be a better place.
WHAT......DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT ROMANTICALLY APOCALYPTIC ?WHAT...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
How I Broke into Concept ArtSorry I've been away, everyone. Things are getting progressively busier and busier, but it's all good because I'm happily employed at Riot Games as an associate concept artist! I'm living with my friend in fumy downtown Los Angeles trying to find a place to live in sunny Santa Monica, where my beloved studio is.How I Broke into Concept Art5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Consider this a rough step-by-step tutorial of how to break into the industry based on my experience, the mistakes I made and the things I learned along the way - while they are fresh in my mind. Anyone listening to my story should know that since it already happened, by repeating the same process you won't be able to get the same results. You will need to work harder, because I just took your spot.
Now, the big dogs out there will have much more information about the industry, how it works and what they like to see. I'm simply attempting to sum up how I would approach it if I had 5 years to do it over.
Don't go to college. I make less in a year than my tuition was for
A Feature for Inspiring ArtI was listening to Metric and it prompted me to do a feature for some of the Art I've found on DA that has inspired me!A Feature for Inspiring Art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Duality by alicexz :thumb278892915:
Waited too long. by XxFreakOfNaturexX Spoon'n'splash by MateuszPisarski
:thumb278532231: The Blue Fairy by mandiemanzano
The Worlds by Doogle510 When Dali met Lovecraft by chrisntheboat
Staying MotivatedWhen people hear that I'm a freelancer, they usually say one of two things.Staying Motivated4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1- That's AWESOME. You get to work whenever you want.
2- That must be HORRIBLE keeping yourself motivated.
I never really had a problem with the motivation part until recently, until last week it clicked with me why, and how I had been self-medicating up to that point. So with that in mind, I'm gonna share some ways I find useful of staying focused.
This is a great way to cut through the crap and distractions and get LOTS done. Essentially, you set a timer and
Work 25 mins
Rest 5 mins
Work 25 mins
Rest 5 mins
Work 25 mins
Rest 5 mins
Work 25 mins
Rest 30 mins
Enough of a break to pee, get a cuppa or whatever. I use a little program called pomadairo to keep track, but there's downsides to this. The downside being the stopping. I generally plug in and work for about 45 mins to an hour before my brain demands distraction, or longer if there's actual problem solving going on. The pomodorro cycl
ArtistleFeatures Vol. XV: 'Now listen'Surely, if the stars are litArtistleFeatures Vol. XV: 'Now listen'1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
there's somebody who longs for them,
somebody who wants them to shine a bit,
somebody who calls it, that wee speck of spittle, a gem
Vladimir Mayakovsky, 'Listen!'
I quit school to be a concept artist.Now I've got nothing to loose, only everything to gain.I quit school to be a concept artist.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
My work has been chosen for this year's EXPOSÉ. For a good start. It's a huge honor to be listed among the best artists out there.
But holy shit. You know what sucks about aiming high - the neverending fear that after all you won't meet the standards (=my life)
Artists who need helpPlease read: If your problem was solved then please tell me then I can remove it out of the list and keep space for someone else cause the journal doesn't allow any more text so I cant add more D:. I dont want to make another journal like this cause if you read this journal, you will miss other so please read it & note me if your problem solves. And if you want to be added here (just important problems please, I won't add personal needed problem such as opening commission for buying my T-shirt, etc. Please understand it). Send me notes instead of comments cause I may miss it (and if you can, please keep it short so we can have more space for more peoples). Thank you.Artists who need help5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In case I didn't read your notes yet (sorry but I have quite notes to reach ) or this journal don't have enough place to add more peoples, please feel free to add your (or your friends) problems here so we hope more peoples can see it .
Authentic CitizenshipOnce Again, The Room Fell Away. The prodigious artistic and cultural exchange that we have all committed ourselves to building, to participating in and to sharing with each other every day at deviantART often occurs in RL on the decks of HQ as well. One of the best aspects of being in my position here at deviantART is the privilege to curate salons with artists of every medium and success level imaginable, art appreciators, writers, and educators from all points of light within the deviantART community inviting them to make the trek to HQ for what always manifests as an inspiring, thoughtful, educative, and enlightening dialogue. But sometimes, sometimes, things rise to a whole other level. You suddenly find yourself magically reaching that special deviantART "destination" that is a connection point of art, life, community and communication that has no specific Office # designation. The room falls away…Authentic Citizenship4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cake Giveaway! ENDEDUpdate: The clay has been SOLD! Thank you all and thanks to the buyer! The giveaway will run as planned until June 15th.Cake Giveaway! ENDED4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
My dear friend moofestgirl is quitting polymer clay and she's selling all her clay! Everything must go, so she's offering the super cheap price of $40 for 50 blocks of clay, that's only 80 cents each! I know a lot of my watchers were looking for places to buy polymer clay, well this is a very cheap opportunity (regular price: $2-5 USD depending on the country).
Look for all the information and colors here:
I want her sale to be seen by a lot of people and I've been planning a giveaway, so I'm going to combine them
because I'm lazy. Fave this journal and leave a comment below to enter my giveaway! One lucky winner is going to receive this delicious cake pendant, completely free!
You have one week to participate. I'm going to use random.org to pick the
Member/Character of the monthMember/Character of the monthMember/Character of the month2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Every month we will be announcing two winners for our member and character of the month, those who are chosen will be rewarded with either pawcoins or character statues and will get to add the item seen below to their items sheet! How we choose the winners every month is that together the moderators decide between who has been the most active, kind and inclusive to their fellow members, as well as helpful! If you don't win one month please don't feel discouraged because you still have a chance to win the next month!
Everyone has a chance to win as long as you are being upstanding citizens in the Pawsville community! Suggestions on those who should win can be sent in a note to the group, simply tell us who you think should win as well as why and they will be considered when the moderators get together to decide
Member of the month
Congratulations Syn99 you are our membe
7 Things you may not know about Joey1. My body rejects ALL alcoholic drinks...idk y. (Wine is ok but VERY little) I hate being force to drink and sometimes at parties I'll pretend Im drinking beer and act drunk so I can "fit in"...7 Things you may not know about Joey4 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. I am a religious person. I always believed in God and go to church every Sunday, Don't like? Suck my left nut. lol
3. I master the mexican game "ball in a cup"!!!
4. Donuts r my fav food. And salmon sushi.
5. when I was little, I used to believe if you had a child, you would never die. (if tat was true, let me pop one out now! XD)
6. I don't believe in divorce. EVER. If I were to marry someone and then years later they cheat on me and divorce me, I'll never re-marry again. I believe once Ur married to someone, ur with them with your soul for life. A piece of divorce file papers doesn't mean SHIT.
7. When im alone in the house and bored, I will react the WHOLE Lion King movie in my room while the movie is playing, using stuff animals from the movie... I always play Scar
Sin City rsiphotography Art by rsiphotographySin City1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Theme Song from Sin City!
CONTESTS!Hey, contest-hungry deviants!CONTESTS!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry for the delay, guys! We'll resume usual sunday updates as we've been doing for the past few months. Thanks for the support!
Be sure to send us the winning entries in the contest, we will show them in the group.
Also, check the tag, as it points you to the newly posted contests.
If you want to send us a contest, please Download Our Contest Format Here or check our main page where the format is provided without a download.
Thanks, and on with the contests!
All visual mediums accepted.
A drawing contest for an OC.
1st Place: 1000 + 3 fullbody commissions + sketch + llama
2nd Place: 700 + 2 fullbody commissions + sketch + llama
3rd Place: 400 + 1 fullbody commission + sketch + llama
4th Place: 200 + 1 fullbody comission + sketch + llama
5th Place: 100 + sketch + llama
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-11-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-11-158 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJune 11, 2015
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Discover New Artists
Take a moment to peruse this feature of artwork by artists Iskander1989 feels are not getting the love they deserve. Did you discover a new favorite? Let us know in the comments below.
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