Trends.There are a number of trends I'm amused by at deviantART.Trends.2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Search for draw this again and you see a meme where deviants are showing their progress through the years. Examples:
Then there's a trend on YouTube where deviants are posting video blogs about their deviantART experiences. I recently caught this one by DomieNeek that I was charmed by. She makes great points, too!
In November we published a Journal on dt's Blog, very discreetly announcing that we've launched a set of API's (Application Programming Interfaces) so that developers out there could make Apps for deviantART.
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback DiscussionIn 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: Bug Fixes and Feedback Discussion2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Premium Content Platform: Coming Soon
Coming next week, deviantART will launch our Premium Content Platform — providing the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings by making digital files of their high-quality work available for download. Sellers will be able to charge a little and sell a lot, and buyers can quickly get the things they want with the satisfaction of supporting the artists they love.
Parts of the Premium Content Platform are currently being tested and re
RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol 1 & 2 NOW AvailableJ. Scott Campbell's RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol. 1 & 2 NOW Available for purchase at http://www.jscottcampbellstore.com/RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol 1 & 2 NOW Available2 years ago in Personal More Like This
All first orders will be SIGNED!
Volumes 1 and 2 of J. Scott Campbell's The Ruff Stuff sketchbooks! These uniquely created sketchbooks give you the look and feel of real pencil sketches in a spiral bound, 48 page sketchbook! These sketchbooks give you an inside look into the process of conception to reality of the J. Scott Campbell artwork you know and love!
My Deeper Involvement with the Art Community.Many new & interesting things have surfaced in my life online to help me connect with the art community better, and some of these may interest you.My Deeper Involvement with the Art Community.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly I've finally setup my Livestream Channel and I have regular painting demonstrations for the community. If you curious about how I create my art and my different approaches, you are more than welcome to join me. Please remember to register yourself and put my channel in your watchlist so that you will get notified via emails whenever i broadcast my live sessions.
Secondly I have my dA chatroom called Artgermination, which dedicated to all Digital Art discussions. It has been running for a few months and it has now become a great place for many great artists to hang out and exchange art tips and knowledge. I am really involved with the chat regardless of my crazy working schedules and I am enjoying it. If you have some burning questions about digital art and th
Submission Guidelines: ReminderSubmission Guidelines: Reminder2 years ago in Personal More Like This
also you may read:
Why was my image declined?
Please read these guidelines before submitting to our gallery.
Here is the new submission process that the group will be following:
You can submit now 3 deviations per week.
A submission to our gallery will not be automatically accepted. We do NO Quality check but we check if you submit to the right folder and that mature content has a filter. So there are Folders that require a minimum quality, but if you don't have this quality, you can submit it to other folders.
Human&Music contest is OPEN + featuresHuman&Music contest is OPEN + features3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Frozen Lake Movie Productions
Low Budget Short Movies Productions - Property of me & my boyfriend
Web: http://frozenlake.altervista.org * Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frozen-Lake-Movie-Productions/158085357606712
While being a photomanipulator, with my boyfriend i have this amatorial short movies productions.
If you wish to see our works just tell me your YouTube's username to get the private invite .
PLEASE WATCH OUR MOVIES
We would love to hear people's opinions about them and have some feedbacks. Just tell me your YouTube's username!
Human & Music CONTEST
from Tuesday 10th January to Thursday 23th February
Open to PHOTOMANIPULATIONS only!!!
You must depict a person with a musical instrument.
Another rant about art related things...Here comes another rant..Another rant about art related things...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is not mean to specific people and the artists I name are awesome This is actually mostly towards artlovers and aspiring artists from online communities..
Artists use tricks called, lighting, brush technique, color pallets etc. these tricks are NOT owned by them! I'm not giving people a free pass to copy other artists 1 on 1. but don't be afraid to get inspired and use the same brush technique color pallet or composition etc.
Please do paint portraits, back-lighting and fan art. (It's not copywritten by Dave Rapoza.)
Please do paint mountains and sci-fi scenes. (they are not copywritten by Feng Zhu.)
Please do paint with a rough and brushy technique. (It is not copywritten by Craig Mullins.)
Please work with custom shapes. (It is not copywritten by Sparth.)
Please paint sideviews of epic battle scenes, including monsters. (It is not copywritten by Kekai Kotaki.)
Please paint Humans, animals, nature. (It is not copywritten by ArtGod.)
So please by the l
Know your origin: Some history of our craftYou know, as digital artists we have some amazing tools available to us to help bring our imaginations to life.Know your origin: Some history of our craft2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The latest graphic tablets (now affordable for most anyone,) matched with the latest high-definition screens (displaying billions of colors,) connected to the latest computers (whose size are measured in inches and not feet,) all to render work near instantaneously. It's hard to imagine that with what we have today, publishers and artists were using these same types of devices as much as 40 years ago to set type, scan images, or even draw pictures.
So if you were an artist in the late 1970's, what would it have been like?
Well, click here (or above) to watch a video to get a bit of an idea.
If that's anything to go by, straight-up drawing was still a little out of reach. But you could scan drawings, save them, view them on a screen, scale them,
Announcing Rolled Fine Art Paper Prints!Prints ShopAnnouncing Rolled Fine Art Paper Prints!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Fine Art Prints
Starting immediately, deviantART is upgrading our rolled Fine Art Paper Prints to a more professional grade print process. The new and improved product will now ship with an additional 1.5" (3.81 cm) bright-white border ready to be hung or framed! This change will not affect the way in which we currently provide Photo Prints, Canvas, or Frame Art Prints.
Bright-white, ultrasmooth, 100% cotton rag paper
Acid- and lignin-free archival process
Advanced digital drying process in order to guarantee vibrance
Comic Writing TutorialsHey deviantARTers-Comic Writing Tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just finished up a 5 part comic writing tutorial run through on my blog and figured, since there are so many comic book fans and creative-types here, I'd post links to them here in case any of you might find them useful/interesting:
Part 1: Brainstorming
Part 2: Story Pacing
Part 3: Page Planning
Part 4: Scripting
Part 5: Dialogue
This isn't any kind of absolute-must-follow method, just the way I work and a few tips. If you found these posts helpful, feel free to let me know here (or on Twitter) and share the posts with your friends.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Five Kick-Ass Panels from deviantART!We are happy to announce a solid list of art-related panels hosted by deviants as well as deviantART administrators during Comic-Con International: San Diego. Comic-Con attendees, mark your schedules for these awesome events!Five Kick-Ass Panels from deviantART!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Comic-Con How-To: How to Better Understand the Sociology Behind Cosplay
Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Room 2 Upper Level
Cosplay is a loved hobby by many, but what is it about cosplay that attracts us? What is cosplay culture like? What is the proper etiquette as it relates to photographing cosplayers and socializing with convention attendees? Have all your questions about cosplay answered by veteran costume designer and cosplayer Yaya Han (yayacosplay).
For the past 11 years, yayacosplay has been creating full costumes and fashion pieces in the United States, and what began as a passionate hobby has evolved into a loving craft and career. Check out her work and make room for this informative panel!
Life is giving me lemons......and things have gotten really sour, really, really quickly.Life is giving me lemons...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But this won't be a negative sounding journal though. :iconsuccessplz:
I won't go into detail with all the problems that are going on in real life; everyone's got problems in some form. But, there comes a point where you can't ignore whats happening around you and not ask for help when it's really needed.
You guys can help me out and, as a matter of fact, it's not like you haven't been helping me already. The money I've earned from commissions has helped in ways you wouldn't understand. And even more so, all of your comments about my work on this site are incredibly uplifting and keep me in good spirits (if you're wondering why I make it a point to try and answer as many comments as I can, this is a big reason why. I just appreciate them all so much!) The response I get for my work is so overwhelmingly positive that I'm literally baffled to point of head-scratchi
how did I get into comics?i have got to be the worst person to ask "how did you get in the industry."how did I get into comics?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i got lucky.
i was tattooing and went to sdcc 06, showing up without a badge on the very last year they sold on site badges. had packets/samples of work, showed them around, met contacts (and blond) and got a test job based on my samples and contacts. passed the test job (failed one too...shhhh) and the rest really is history. in the first couple years i went to as many conventions as i could pay to go to, always paying. but i met everybody. thats important. and never stopped working.
that initial break is what most people are looking for, because when they ask me how i got in, they are looking for answers. and me saying i got lucky, it's always having to let somebody down.
sure i can tell you how most people get in, but you should ask them instead
Don't ever tell me this! (or to any other artist.)I saw something like this pass me by on Facebook, with just the first 10 points.Don't ever tell me this! (or to any other artist.)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Together with some others we could name a lot more.
How about you? anything like this ever happened to you?
Things you shouldn't say to an artist.
1 Can you do the artwork for this job for free? It will be a good promotional piece for you. Get you some word to mouth advertising.
2 Mom Look! That painting is just like that picture you downloaded from the internet and got framed for the living room.
3 Wow. You charge THAT much? You make it look so easy.
4 If you don't make it so detailed... Just scribble something down... Can I get it cheaper?
5 If you use that piece you already got and change it a little, can I get it cheaper? You already have done most of it.
6 I can use a Photoshop filter to do that exact same thing.
7 You are lucky... you don't have to work, you just have to sit and paint all day.
I quit my job.I had to. Being stuck in retail hell for years was getting to me. There's only so many times you can deal with disrespectful self-entitled customers daily, especially when you have personal goals and aspirations that have nothing to do with retail or the success of the business you're working so hard for. (with little acknowledgement.) It's not that I never put my heart into my job -- I even made some great friends there. It's just, when you see so many of your other friends, even family members doing seriously cool things with their talents... it eats at you like you're staring at your own death-clock.I quit my job.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I haven't been one to take risks in the past, so the thought of cutting off my only source of income wasn't exactly on the forefront of my thoughts. But, I was given an opportunity with a soon-to-be startup studio that a bunch of friends of mine are already apart of. I came on board this project earlier this year, but only slightly part-time. On my days off from my retail job, I would p
Folder Descriptions - Well ShadedFolder Descriptions - Well Shaded3 years ago in Personal More Like This
you may also read:
Why was my image declined?
Please also read the Submission Guidelines
in order of appearance in the gallery
You are not allowed to submit to the featured folder. Works we think that are good enough will be placed there by the founder.
You are not allowed to submit to this folder. Here were all the deviations copied to that are shortlisted for a fea
Avera Studio SuppliesHeya everyone!Avera Studio Supplies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My friend :iconserdanoy: has launched her new shop that sells jewellery making supplies!
You might remember her as the one I collaborated with to make these :
So check out her shop here >>> http://www.etsy.com/shop/AveraStudioSupplies?ref=si_shop
There is an opening sale Coupon Code for everyone: OPENING5
She will be coming out with comprehensive instructive course (in many volumes) for wire work - that will be available in a full DVD including video tutorials, appendixes, guides, tips as well as practice kits.
So keep an eye out for those!
You can do so by following Avera's twitter @averajewellery
Featured Prints Artist Interview with ArtgermFeatured Prints Artist Interview with Artgerm8 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Featured Prints Artist: Stanley Lau
Stanley Lau a.k.a. Artgerm is a busy child as an illustrator, designer, concept artist and art director. Born and bred in Hong Kong, he soaked up his creativity and interest in arts early on and trained his artistic skills and knowledge ever since in a never-ending process. Filled with creative juices to the top of his head, Stanley is active all day with various projects at his Imaginary Friends Studios designing art and concepts for computer and card games companies, animation houses or comic publishers. He is also founder of his own advertising & design agency and a t-shirt label, and when Stanley is not working on any of these, he can be found playing video games across many platforms or the occasional karaoke session. We are proud to feature Artgerm as our Prints Artist of the Month in a very interesting interview.
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH DOUGBy :icondougNZ: DougNZ, a Yard Filmie Moderator andBEHIND THE SCENES WITH DOUG2 years ago in Personal More Like This
one of the Curators of the Lighthouse Gallery
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Steve :icondu-jamais-vu: is a recent convert to dA and has impressed us with his quirky and gentle humour.
He is from Dunedin, New Zealand, of Belgian heritage, though we claim him as our own
Today Steve discusses this wonderful image:
The photograph was taken a week before Valentine's day in the Meridian, a shopping mall in the city centre of Dunedin, New Zealand. It's already quite rare to see nuns walking around in Dunedin, let alone see them in a mall entering a jeweller. The reason why I thought this scene was worth photographing is not only because of the rarity of that particular moment, but because it totally contradicts my (and probably also other people's) perception of what nuns are supposed to do or even how they are supposed to behave in the community. That contrad
ANIME CURRICULUM?If there were an Art University in America that decided to introduce a "ANIME PRINCIPLES" class in their animation program, A class that would not only cover the art of creating TV production/feature anime, art history and it's understanding, but taught by, say-- Peter Chung-- with special periodical class visits throughout the semester by Japanese Animation Directors from Gainax, Madhouse, Studio Pierrot, Bones, Ghibli and Production I.G. ( with english translators of course) with the final thesis of a 3 minute short to be shown to them for judging. And the top graduates were to be awarded and a year internship at any of these studios,ANIME CURRICULUM?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Would you attend something like that? or not?
The importance of observation.Hello everyone,The importance of observation.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to press this in a blog entry, because I'm starting to repeat myself in my critiques for the Studies & Practices section.
You can't learn anything new from what's already in your head.
If you don't actually study something, you can hardly call the result a study. I feel as though the skill of observation is being underrated, which is surprising, because I'm not exaggerating when I say that over half of any artist's skill is due to their ability to observe, if not more. Therefor, if you do not train your observation skills and practice purely your drawing ability, you really won't make much progress.
So for any Serious Artist who would like to improve fast: whenever you draw something, find references first. Either in real life (which would really be best) or from the internet, make sure that you have examples ready and that you study what is necessary before (and while) you start drawing or painting. Compare what you are doing to your r
SEOUL SESSIONS: EPISODE 2"From creativecontrol.tv comes Episode 2 of Seoul Sessions, "The Foreign Exchange." LeSean Meets TV Animation Director Kim Kidoo at JM Animation Studios and talks about The Korean Animation Industry. Follow @ twitter.com/LeSeanThomas"SEOUL SESSIONS: EPISODE 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Creative Control TV is an online TV network which features coverage of talents in music, fashion and the arts. It has collaborated with artists like Curren$y, Ski Beatz, Mos Def, J. Ivy, Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA, the London Souls, Locksmith, Genesis the Greykid, Erykah Badu, and Terri Walker."
Good luck on your projects!
Comic-Con: Day 4On Sunday, the 4th and final day of San Diego Comic-Con, we were able to keep the love flowing to show the artists and art enthusiasts who came by our booth just how much they meant to us.Comic-Con: Day 42 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The last day of Comic-Con is always bittersweet. The air buzzes with positivity, inspiration, and camaraderie, but in the back of your mind, you know it may be another year before you see some of these friends, old and new. Sure, we always have the Internet, but there's something special about meeting in real life that can’t compare to flipping through a portfolio of sketches, laughing out loud with your peers, and supporting artists’ hard work right then and there.
There was rarely a moment when one of our seven kiosks wasn’t occupied by an artist. Young or old, newbie or professional, digital or traditional, the chance to sit down and create art was difficult to pass up with inspiration coming from every direction.
A view from the deviantART
Speed Paint Commish closedi) Headshot speed paint (coloured only)Speed Paint Commish closed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Euro 8 per normal headshot (or USD 11) but Euro preferred.
2. Euro 5 for chibi headshot (or USD 7 ) but Euro preferred.
Other samples can be found here:
ii) Sketch Commission :
a) Fullbody body sketch (Only coloured available)
Price: Euro 22
b) Half body sketch
Price: Euro 18 (coloured)
c) Chibi sketch
Price: Euro 12 (coloured)
Sample: http://sta.sh/017bz11a8dp http://sta.sh/0wnou0hz39f