A NEW art school- a few thoughtsHey everyone. I've been thinking a lot about art schools and how we learn as artists. So much so, that I'm at the point where I think I want to start an "online art school". Why the quotation marks? Because I'm still not sure if "School" is the right word for this new website I want to create. Without giving out much information because this is all a bit early, I want to talk about the motivations and goals we're trying to address with this future site. I said "we" on purpose. I have a business partner in this and his background is in creating online education (not artistic) schools from the I.T. side of things. Thank goodness also, because I know nothing about that side of things.A NEW art school- a few thoughts1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I guess you could say things started when I wrote my first book, "Creating Characters with Personality". While there are many, many drawings I would love to redraw for that book, I still like that book and get great responses from it because of one thing: the viewpoint I chose on that book was to
New Godzilla trailer up!Go here for the highest quality version to be found online!New Godzilla trailer up!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
So here's what we know:
- Action will take place in Japan, Hawaii, Las Vegas (that's the Mini Liberty, not the NYC original), San Francisco...and SOMEWHERE in the Pacific Northwest?
- Godzilla has been around since 1954...and the US military spent several decades just trying to KILL HIM.
- The MUTO creatures are in the trailer, as the flying one can be seen along with its long hook-like arm.
- There's SOME sort of egg-sack-thing on one of the nukes...could they be MUTO eggs?
- Cranston's character was involved in a nuclear accident in Japan 15 years prior to the film, and smells a conspiracy.
- Watanabe's character discovers some sort of massive fossil underground...
And there you have it
- Firstly, everybody needs to get in the mood by listening to this:
Keep your eyes on that page. Godzilla is coming...TOMORROW.
- Also, take
Fuujin Kotaku-ed!http://kotaku.com/chinese-newspaper-confuses-the-japanese-military-with-509258501Fuujin Kotaku-ed!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What with the sudden spike in pageviews! So that's the reason lol
Anyway someone linked the story in chinese boards few days ago, didn't think it'd get into kotaku, but well good exposure I guess!
So hi guys and girls!
Godzilla 2014 Clip - SPOILERSThose following me on Facebook are well aware that I, along with a little over 100 SXSW attendees, were treated to an extended clip from the 2014 movie by Mr. Edwards himself!Godzilla 2014 Clip - SPOILERS6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Man oh man oh shevitz, THAT was a thing, lemme’ tell ya.
Again, it has been recounted in many other places the play-by-play of exactly what went down, but it is impossible to convey the raw awesomeness in words alone. I daresay this flick is gonna’ be a crowd-pleaser. That said, I’ll just run through the highlights of what I saw.
- Aaron Taylor Johnson is escorting a little Japanese boy that I think he’s just keeping an eye on during this segment of the film. Not sure what the story is there, but they’re on a monorail when the power goes out.
- SOMETHING’S going on out in the Hawaiian jungle, and it starts a fire that catches the attention of attendees at a luau. Suddenly, a little girl notices the water from the shore receding…and people start running, because, y’
Trying to Improve?Are you trying to improve?Trying to Improve?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Looking for new ways to improve?
Just to IMPROVE?
There's one thing that people always repeat(I'm not trying to offend anybody) is that when they watch another artist who's art is very good, they either think, "I won't be able to be that good" and feel like they will never improve.
Sad thing, but true.
Only a few people think about improving to get to the same level as their favorite artist.
BUT! There's always room for improvement! ;D
Well, then. I'm not so sure if this is helpful or not and if you will learn something new or not, but, continue on, please. c:
Ever heard of 'practice makes perfect'? I know some people out there practice until they hands feel dead(not literally) but don't give up! Like I said, there's always room for improvement! c: And it doesn't matter if you waste paper. Paper can always be recycled. If you think you're wasting paper, try finding old envelopes and doodle on them!
Don't give up! EVER! Be strong and
King Kong Returns and Godzilla Too!!!Saw what I did there with the title?King Kong Returns and Godzilla Too!!!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
More major Kaiju news from San Diego Comic Con, concerning the cinematic returns of King Kong, King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan!.
You can read more in the following links and video:
io9 Just Saw A Teaser for a New Kong Movie!
io9: "Godzilla 2" To Feature Many Happy Returns
Legendary To Do Skull Island Movie
New Details on Godzilla Sequels
How To Improve Your ArtI was going to call this 'how to become a better artist', but then I realized, there is no such thing as a 'better artist'. If you are an artist, you are the best artist you can be - your art can always ALWAYS improve, but you are already and always will be the best artist you can be. Remembering those two facts is the most important thing you can do.How To Improve Your Art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But other than that, find someone to be excited about art with! They don't have to be an artist themselves, they just have to be able to get excited about art. Having someone who'll always be around to listen to your ideas, even if they don't contribute anything, is HUGELY helpful to keep you motivated. I've found that having someone for me to bounce ideas off of, or even just someone to explain my stories to, is my favourite thing in the world and almost always leads to me discovering new things about my stories and characters.
And now for the list of links you all were waiting for!
Toei Japan Bringing tokusatsu to the US!The weak of heart may want to sit down, this is pretty huge news!Toei Japan Bringing tokusatsu to the US!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This month Toei Japan launches a pay-per-view channel in the US. While the test launch will be aimed at the Japanese native speaking audience, there are possible future plans to add English subtitles if it does well.
Still your racing hearts and go read this lovely article on HJU for more details!
For those of you who doubt this is a real thing: here is the original tv asahi article.
For those of you confused about it being a TV channel or an internet channel, we have confirmation it's part of MyGlobeTV, a internet based TV service that will let you watch the tokusatsu goodness on your TV, laptop AND mobile
Don't drive in NorwayWildlife straying onto the roads isn't such a big problem here on fair Albion. We've killed most of it.Don't drive in Norway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In other parts of the world, however, it's a continuing threat. Such as in Norway, where a man recently swerved to avoid a moose.....and hit a bear.
Y'see, city-folk: THIS is where you need bull-bars.
A little chickenwire over the windows wouldn't hurt, either.....
What is art?There's a lot of deviations on the front page that I check out just so I can read the comments.What is art?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of users seem to think they can define what is art and what isn't, and this never fails to infuriate me.
Have these people ever been to any art galleries? A lot of popular modern art looks like it's been drawn by 5 year olds in 5 minutes, while classical art all looks exactly the same. Maybe they should go visit some museums and start shouting "not art, herp derp" until they get thrown out.
If stuff you don't like makes the front page, it means there's an audience for that sort of stuff, in which case you should be blaming DeviantArt's user base rather than insulting the artists. Funnily enough, unoriginal Pokemon and Pony crap doesn't get as much hate as a lot of nude stuff. I wonder why. (*coughpersonalinsecuritiescough*)
Wikipedia's definition of art is: "Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items (often with symbolic significance) in a way that influences and aff
For Fun or For Pageviews?I'm probably going to sound like an arrogant, shallow jerk right now But this has been something I've been thinking about recently and I just wanted to know what you guys thought.For Fun or For Pageviews?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So... I really like stamps (I guess that's a good place to start) and whenever I go to someone's page I instantly look for stamps. And I see a lot of stamps like this:
Now I used to agree with this whole-heartedly, but then--as some of you may remember and may even visit every so often--I got a second deviantart art account for my own personal artwork that doesn't involve PPGs or Pokémon of my IT characters that I never draw that nobody remembers... Anyway, I did it not to appease watchers or any of that but because I'm working on a story right now that I want to stand alone and earn interest without all of the people who have come to watch me because of PPGs. I don't own PPGs. They're not mine. I just draw them. Everyone knows that already. But I'd like
GODZILLA 2014 FOOTAGE!!!!!! A person from the Godzilla Encounter has recorded a video showing, A glimpse of Godzilla walking through a destroyed city and guess what... THE NEW GODZILLA SOUNDS LIKE THE 1984 GODZILLA!!! (But a bit slowed down) 8DGODZILLA 2014 FOOTAGE!!!!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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
Ho bisogno di Aiuto (Italian journal ) Aggiornamento al 27/10/12 a fondo articoloHo bisogno di Aiuto (Italian journal )2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Salve a tutti
Scrivo questo Journal perchè ho bisogno di aiuto riguardo una faccenda che affligge me e mia sorella Hieyizar da oltre un anno , vi prego , se avete un po' di tempo , leggete çç , so che è un po' lungo ma abbiate pazienza , non voglio chiedervi questo favore senza spiegarvi la vicenda , non lo troverei onesto.
Riguarda una casa editrice , specificatamente la Teke editori , con la quale abbiamo avuto a che fare.
Lo scorso anno , forse qualcuno lo ricorda , annunciai la futura pubblicazione di un fumetto proprio con questa casa editrice , una mia amica di fiducia già ci lavorava ed un'altra amica mi aveva contattata per chiedermi di realizzare un fumetto yaoi , ero molto insicura ma decisi di provare.
Prima di quella pubblicazione mi disserò però che dovevo dare prova della mia abilità , realizzando come primo lavoro una doujinshi ed è quella che ho pubblicato qui su deviantar su Naruto chiamata "R
Copyrights, patents, piracy etcHay guys, to what extent do you think it's okay to steal/copy stuff?Copyrights, patents, piracy etc3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm really undecided about many of these issues myself, so I made myself a wee questionaire and filled it in with my opinions.
Keep in mind I'm not a lawyer, and don't really care about what the actual laws are.
Do you think it's okay to pirate software, movies, music and books?
I support piracy because I see it as free advertising and believe that most people who would have paid for it still will.
I make a point to buy stuff I really like, though I'm more likely to support poorer developers or projects that just didn't pay off.
How about pirating really old stuff (NES games, The Beatles etc)?
It really bothers me how Nintendo are still trying to sell their old games, but then again they'd lose sales on their new games if they gave away those old ones for free. So *shrugs*. I've never felt bad about not paying for old stuff though, it's more important to support those who are actually
Im a 'plz' hoarder:iconinterestingmanplz:Im a 'plz' hoarder3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't always make journals...
But when I do...
Rage faces plz
:iconhappy-plz: :iconderpinaplz: :iconmegustaplz: :iconmegustamuchoplz: :iconmeggustaplz: :iconmegustamemeplz: :iconmegustahatplz: :iconbabytrollplz: :icontrollfaceplz: :iconyoumadbroplz: :iconfeellikeatrollplz: :icondealwithtrollplz: :iconrainbowtrollplz: :icontrollmorphplz: :icontrolledtrollplz: :iconnewfagfaceplz: :icondealwithnewfagplz: :iconsadtrollfaceplz: :iconsadtrollplz: :iconujellyplz: :iconftbplz: :iconscaredmingplz: :iconfliptableplz: :iconhailinglip: :iconinglipplz: :iconomgopenmouthplz: :iconingliprageplz: :iconiknowthatfeelbroplz: :iconokayfaceplz: :iconitsnotokayplz: :iconnomemeplz: :iconmiradafijaplz: :iconobamanotbadplz: :iconnotbad-obamaplz: :iconnotbadplz: :iconewbteplz: :iconhappyforeveraloneplz: :iconforeveraloneplz: :iconneveraloneplz: :iconwatmemeplz: :iconwhat-noplz: :iconuhm-plz: :iconsadguyplz: :iconffuplz: :iconfffuuufaceplz: :icondoubl
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.
Pilot: SHOEDEAR SHOE,Pilot: SHOE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
THAT'S RIGHT YOU ARE A SHOE.
THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT NOT BEING A SHOE BECAUSE IN MY MIND YOU ARE ONE AND THAT IS MOST UNFORTUNATE.
AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU CONCEPTUALIZED AS A SHOE IN MY IMAGINATION YOU SHALL REMAIN AS SUCH.
THIS MAKES ME WONDER WHETHER ALL PEOPLES AND OBJECTS CAN BE CONCEPTUALIZED AS SHOES AND THUS BECOME SUCH, GRANTING ME ABSOLUTE POWER OVER THEM. DOES SNIPPY HAVE A CLEVER ARGUMENT? NO HE DOESN'T, HE'S A SHOE. SHOES CAN'T HAVE CLEVER ARGUMENTS.
I FEEL LIKE THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS NOW THAT EVERYTHING IS UNDER MY CONTROL, NOW THAT YOU ARE ALL SHOES. I NO LONGER HAVE TO ANSWER TO MY REGRETS AND PAST MISTAKES BECAUSE THEY ARE SIMPLY SHOES.
I WAS EVEN ABLE TO PAINT PHOTOSHOP IN PURPLE COLOR (TO PLEASE CAPTAIN) AND SHE DIDN'T EVEN PUT UP A PROPER FIGHT BECAUSE I IMAGINED HER AS A SHOE.
MAYBE I CAN IMAGINE THE
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.
Sketch Raffle (CLOSED)I want to draw full bodies so I can practice anatomy.Sketch Raffle (CLOSED)4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In the comments, link me a character or characters you want drawn.
Humans with simple designs only. (like the sample above) I will decrease the details if I find the character complex.
Fave the journal.
I will use a random number generator, and corresponding to their number in the faves list, I will pick 5 people, one character each.
Okay that's it!
But let me just feature this guy! :iconhr-fm: Too awesome to overlook xD
5060 is just get a level up!hi guys, sorry for the long update since the last journal,5060 is just get a level up!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
5060 print studio finally gets an upgrades, no we have our own DTG print machine,
sublime print machine, termoflex labeling, new pro staff joining in
and much more to comes, we're talking superb quality clothing details at its finest here .
making you feel even more sad compared with the *cough*official*cough* one that you have xP.
i cant post the photos, since most of them is the stuff that "they" hate and wanted me to
stfu about it. but i will email the proof for everyone who already preordered them.
so fawking excited and cant wait to post the new varsity too!
please bear with me for few more days, your wait is worth it, i will make sure of that.
there are 4 postcard size graphic and TWO A4 size stickers included
in the package for everyone who preordered, (and some random t-shirt xD)
and also, we are planning to create some small games for ios and android and pc.
i said "we", because finally now i have a team! amazing p
On Art Schools + Art Style: A response to EndlingEndling posted this [click here] answer to a questioned by one of his followers on Tumblr.On Art Schools + Art Style: A response to Endling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It pertains to how his art school and supporters treated/reacted to his particular art style in an academic and professional setting. Give that a read first then come back here.
I posted a response to it that I also wanted to share on my DeviantART. (If you're getting tired of me ranting about my experience at school, sorry, but this stuff means a LOT to me. I want to try to inform other people of what my time was like there so that if YOU go, you're all the wiser.) Response was as follows:
This is partially one of my problems with art schools at this point in time. They're ridiculously expensive, and because of the rapid change in art/media industry and culture, fall into generally one of these two categories:
1) They typically have instructors who are remnants of doing their bes
Arsenal Mech Art ContestUPDATE (1/22/14): The contest has ended, no more entries will be accepted. Winners announced! A special thanks to everyone who participated and helped spread the word. Check back soon for the rules for the next contest!Arsenal Mech Art Contest9 months ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE (1/21/14): Today is the last day of the contest. After midnight tonight (EST) I will accept no more entries. There were not as many entries as I was hoping for, so unless I receive a bunch today (doubtful), I'll be deviating slightly from the initial plan as listed below:
1) In order to ensure all prizes are fulfilled, monetary rewards may be awarded multiple times to the same person if they have multiple entries.
2) Since I won't need a
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