ESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMICESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMICESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMIC3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hi I’m Andrea Dotta: a Pro comic artist and animator and one year ago I had the insane idea of making a powerful webcomic to show my works to more people as possible. Now I’m in a positive development towards my goal. If you want to do a webcomic, always do your best as their are millions of webcomics on the internet.
In this article, I would like to share the things that I’ve learned this year so I hope you will get something from me.
IDEA: There are no bad ideas, there are only ideas that are not developed. To develop your idea, you need to be authentic - think of your real life experiences to give credibility to your story. If you need a sad story, think of a sad story in your life. If you want a happy story, think and say what i
Helpful StuffI've always wanted to type one of these 'advice' journals, to give little tips and pointers on how to be (somewhat) successful on dA. Of course, I'm not the most successful person on this website either, but I've gotten a few questions on some things so I decided to just write them all here for easy access (and maybe help some other people in the process).Helpful Stuff1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The 3 topics I will be covering in this journal are:
How to get noticed on dAHow to price commissions/adopts/etcDo's and Don'ts
How To Get Noticed On dA
Getting feedback on your art is one of the most important things to have if you want to improve. Of course, it is not always that easy to get watchers/favourites/comments. However, do not get discouraged! No one starts off their first week with 1000 watchers. It takes time and patience. Here are the basics;
Have a good username. This isn't the most important thing ever, but truth is if your username is "xXxKawaiiNekoShadowWolfxXx" most likely people will
My dA Family- Hetalia Style~I was wanting to create a dA Hetalian Family because one it sounds interesting and two I was bored...My dA Family- Hetalia Style~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just pick what you want to be in my family; i.e. sister, parent, cousin, ect.....
Just to let you know- I'm 2P!Fem!England, but you can call me Taylor~
Join me at this chat site please! http://us5.chatzy.com/37387248587906
:iconrein-koremia: is my 'sexy' mother Fem!Russia
:iconMonOnRawr: is my father Male!Belarus
:iconLunaCefiro: is my 'Nordic 5 Fangirl' daughter
:iconunknowngal: is my daughter
:iconAndromSerket: is my daughter 2P!Fem!Italy
:iconBloodlust-Mad-Hatter: is my totally fabulous brother Poland
:iconxXShadowfan2Xx: is my sister Bulgaria
:iconmrmen00returns: is my 'sexy' Big Brother France
:iconmaxride97: is my brudder Germany
:iconFuxuari-KH-fan: is my sister Paris
:iconProfessorNami: is my freaking cool sister, Fem!America
:iconfallenangelrawr: is my 'Awesome' Big Brudder Prussia
:iconSasuNaru0712: is my big sister Fem!Romano
Commission Prices (2K15)REALLY IMPORTANT NOTE.Commission Prices (2K15)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pixel works will 300/10 times be done faster than any other commission because I can work on them just about anywhere.
- PLEASE, pay after I confirm your order!
This is to avoid people not having points when I get around to finishing their commission.
- I draw a lot of things except for - Most pokemon, and birds.
I do draw Canine, felines, dragons, and anything in between. Even anthros.
- If I got a marking wrong, PLEASE, don't be afraid to correct me!
I am a very forgetful and considerate person
- I f you see a piece of art in my gallery you'd like to would like to know what kind of it is, don't hesitate to ask!
SIDE NOTE - Pixel works may actually be done faster than other works because I can work at them while at school.
Pixel Icon -
(Dimensions 50 - x 50)
Dessert Motivation [more added]Just here to keep track of the desserts I want to be basing adopts on.Dessert Motivation [more added]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I organized them into 'batches' of 4 desserts per group.
Hope this helps or makes you even more hungrier oops!
Berry Banana Split
Vanilla and Fresh Fruit Pavlova
Macerated Strawberry Parfait
Rainbow Ice Cream with Fairy Dust
Raspberry and Chocolate Meringue Stacks
Chocolate and Raspberry Layered Mousse
Chocolate and Raspberry Trifle
Chocolate Coated Fruity Pops
Chocolate heart tarts
WHEN NAMING YOUR ORIGINAL (closed) SPECIESPLEASE PLEASE PLEASEWHEN NAMING YOUR ORIGINAL (closed) SPECIES1 year ago in Personal More Like This
REFRAIN FROM CALLING IT 'object-animal'.
BECAUSE EVEN IF IT IS THE COMBINATION OF THOSE TWO THINGS, NAMING IT SUCH A BROAD NAME MAKES YOU COME FAR TOO CLOSE TO MAKING IT A CLOSED FEATURE
(What's a closed FEATURE? read this for better clarification ;v; http://fav.me/d7iorsm )
But what else am I supposed to name it?
GIVE IT IT'S OWN NAME. MAKE IT IT'S OWN THING.
I could have taken my Illumicutum species and called them Solar-turtles. Now anyone who creates a turtle mixed with a solar fixture will get hated on because they 'copied' what I did, even if it had been done before.
Instead of doing that, I called them Illumicutum, and I took their species further than just a solar panel combined with a turtle. I made it so at night they radiate patterns from their solar shells they collected during the day. I made them nocturnal. I made them sleep outside during the day sunbathing, and made it
400 WATCHERS-500 points GIVEAWAY!! (Winners!)Winners!!! CONGRATS400 WATCHERS-500 points GIVEAWAY!! (Winners!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I used the website random.org http://www.random.org/ for those of you who were wondering :3
For 100 :iconSept-creature: and :iconpikaplusmin:
For 75 :iconOribani: and :iconShelly143:
For 50 :iconsuiseinoo: :iconSakradesu1992: and :iconEColi1888:
Watches-:iconNekokissa: :iconVampgirl31: :iconflowervanessa: :iconCelestial-Blackrose: and :iconxxSapphirexxRuby:
Llamas- :iconAzncherry4evr: :iconAdoptberries: :iconEevee1fan: :iconMaca-Miqaa: :iconTurquoiseMoon:
sketches-:iconstrawocolate: and :iconKurokoChigokoro:
People who got art prizes, please note me the characters (1 character per person)
I FINALLY REACHED 400 WATCHERS!! :iconFoxDanceplz:
THANK YOU :iconStefBani: for
Help...for mom's surgeryEDIT 24/11/2012: aksgjkasg finally get around to update on my situation in case people are wondering oops;;/ I'm not dead yet. Been horribly busy with college preps and exams and other stuff at school, art projects doing too many projects for CAS atm at well (orphanages and charity and other things yeah basically you just need to know, never take IB diploma _(:3JL)_ )Help...for mom's surgery3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WELL UHH FIRST OFF...THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT :iconcryforeverplz: aksjgksdjglsdg my mom got the surgery and currently still being under surveillance of the hospital, in isolation, the doctors arent letting anyone visit for more than a few min each day;;....But-- she should be recovering steadily right now..!! (That's what dad said...since I'm not in that city/hometown atm;; )
My family loaned money for the surgery haha _(:3JL)_ yesterday dad just told me the medicines he bought for mom costed about 1700USD and I was like uhhh nani :iconslashshockplz: . .. . I know really well how much the income of my dad
500 WATCHERS! GIVEAWAY TIME! (WINNERS!)Winners ANNOUNCED!500 WATCHERS! GIVEAWAY TIME! (WINNERS!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:icontamagotchilover: :icondiamondriri: :iconThat-Fluffy-Aron: :iconArlesienne: :iconBubbIeBunny: :iconCupCakeBunnies: :iconSakuraTenshi101:
Free chibi commission (girls only)
Free flashing/light animation (girls only)
Free simple blinky
llamas from me and Arlesienne
:iconAmara-Rose: :iconTheAleksDemon: :iconMetalPorSiempre: :iconIncaStarr: :iconAnime-Girl101H20:
CONGRATS TO ALL OF YOU!
Please note me or comment below if you won points or art. I will then send you your prizes! ^^
[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Green][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Green][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Green][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Green][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Green][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Green][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Green][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Green][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Green][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Green]:bulletp
PLZz!! :DWell here's my personal collection of PLZ accounts..PLZz!! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This collection has been made by browsing journals on dA. So please no comments about how I've just copy pasted them from a couple of journals...
Just for my, and anyone else's reference
Tom Hiddleston/Loki/Avengers GIFsEnjoy (All GIFs to their owners)Tom Hiddleston/Loki/Avengers GIFs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Can I just. Toss this out thereThere's a legitimate market for selling adoptables. Like I shouldn't have to say this to anyone, at all, but there's an actual legitimate market of people who are more than willing to pay money for designs or species, no matter how unique.Can I just. Toss this out there1 year ago in Personal More Like This
people are allowed to do whatever they want with their money, artists are allowed to charge however much they want for their work, and
nothing's stopping you from drawing your own ~fan creature~ based on someone's closed species
it's super rude and shows no respect towards the artists
it doesn't say anything about the artist if they want to make their own creation and keep the rights to it for themselves... That's a thing artists do
But it says a whole lot about you when you choose to flip the biggest bird to the artist and do whatever you want with /their/ creations anyway. Just because you can't get into legal trouble doesn't mean it's not a dick thing to do. "Lol".
FairytalesGreetings creeps!Fairytales3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have two things I want to discuss with you:
The first thing is an announcement directed at the hundred or so of you who have been begging me to read "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. Well, through a mutual connection completely unbeknownst to me, Erin was introduced to my work, and loves it! So we've begun collaborating on a promotional product for the novel. Which is super cool. So now, not only do I have a great excuse to read the novel, but I suspect you'll all be seeing artwork from me based on the novel.
The second thing is a question: Does anyone have a favorite Grimm fairytale you'd like to see me make? I've been asked to participate in a show this October, and I'm doing fairytale characters. I'm of course working on "Beauty and the Beast" and I've got "Sleeping Beauty," "Rapunzel," "The Seven Ravens," "The Glass Coffin," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Snow White and Rose Red," "The Little Mermaid" (which, yes, I do know is by Andersen, but, whatever), and
Selling some thingies!I will send these to you if you decide to buy one and include a doodle of your character ^^. They are all made by me.Selling some thingies!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I only take paypal. UNLESS you like live close and want to come pick em up and paying cash xD
Feather, creature in a tree - $30
Feather, dragon head -$40 SOLD TO Soffiah
Rock - chubby gryphon painted on - $25
Needlefelted ninjacat - $50 TAKEN BY MYSTERIOUS NINJA
Miniature dragon box - $50
Lucky cat in a jar - $60 TAKEN BY MYSTERIOUS NINJA
needlefelted with real cat hair for a tail xD from my cat haha
Here is the size of the box so you get an idea of the others size.
Had some stuff laying around that I dont need, maybe someone else wants it :3
Pixel Doll Commissions CLOSED! Points + PaypalI will take 5 slots at a time. :3Pixel Doll Commissions CLOSED! Points + Paypal1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Light up your soul by DerpiCorgi PC: Auvenslut by DerpiCorgi
GA: Virusaurus by DerpiCorgi PC: znh by DerpiCorgi PC: Mist2027 by DerpiCorgi
Keep smiling by DerpiCorgi CP: Cutedile by DerpiCorgi PC: Cannidae by DerpiCorgi
Info about them:
Size is 150x150 pixels
Drawn in a chibi style
Fullbody are 546 or £4 / $6.53 each.
Headshots are 391 or £3 / $4.90 each
I accept £'s and US $
All you need to do:
Spasha's Guide to dA EtiquetteYOYOYO SPASH IS IN THE HOUSE AND IS ABOUT TO TELL YOU HOW TO BE POLITE ON DEVIANTARTSpasha's Guide to dA Etiquette1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'VE SEEN WAAAAY TOO MUCH RUDE RECENTLY AND IT'S ABOUT TIME SOMEONE MADE A JOURNAL ABOUT MANNERS
SO HERE WE ARE AND IT'S IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE I CAN
FIRST OF ALL
SAYING THANK YOU
GUYS IF SOMEONE USES A CHUNK OF THEIR DAY TO DRAW YOU A THING
YOU SAY THANK YOU TO THEM
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT SHOWS THAT YOU APPRECIATE AND ARE GRATEFUL FOR THEIR TIME AND EFFORT
NO! IT DOESN'T MATTER IF THE ARTWORK IS RUBBISH OR AMAZING, ARTIST IS POPULAR OR NOT
YOU SAY THANK YOU OK
ANOTHER TIME YOU CAN SAY THANK YOU IS WHEN SOMEONE COMPLIMENTS YOUR ART
IT CAN BE HARD WHEN YOU GET A BAJILLION COMMENTS OR PROCASTINATE BUT TRY BECAUSE IT MAKES PEOPLE FEEL HAPPY AND LIKE YOU
NEXT UP! SAYING PLEASE
PLEASE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THANK YOU BECAUSE IT SHOWS YOU ARE POLITELY ASKING SOMEONE TO DO SOMETHING AND IT MOST OF THE TIME MAKES YOUR QUESTION SOUND LESS DEMANDING
"Can I get a c
Raffle -closed-As I promised - Here's the raffleRaffle -closed-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Kiriban was caught by BlackFoxCenco congrats c:
Raffle to celebrate 300 watchers and 15,000 pageviews
Congrats to the winners :iconshaplz:
1st place Th3Frgt10Warrior
2nd place liladdy
3rd place Hedwigs-art
Please note all the persons including me who will draw you something ! If you don't do this you won't receive anything!
All you have to do is to fav this journal
Equive 1 Inchie
Keshvel Sketch + Background:
PrinzNero 1 Inchie
Equive 1 Inchie
xXZackataXx 8.5x11 drawings
PrinzNero 1 Inchie
MegPaige llamas + a sketch
Equive 1 Inchie
xXZackataXx 8.5x11 drawings
My Reaction to Movies in GIFs (Horror)(All GIFs to their owners)My Reaction to Movies in GIFs (Horror)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Grudge 1, 2, and 3
Whhhhy did I force myself to watch all THREE!? Q_Q
It didn't scare me.
Nightmare on Elm Street
I can't even watch the trailer... T_T
One Missed Call
*throws cell phone out the window*
Not so much scary. It's more... desturbing...
Paranormal Activity 1, 2, & 3
Something I could have lived without seeing...
Texus Chainsaw Massacre
Again not scary, just, desturbing.
The Rockey Horror Picture Show
The appropriate reaction to bullying.
Children of the Corn
Stephen King you're crazy and a genius.
The Blair Witch Project
Hide and Seek
Well it's.. uh, weird?
Never trust dolls.
The Crazies (2010)
How to get noticed on deviantART!:faq56:How to get noticed on deviantART!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I've had many people ask me this question so I'm going to elaborate the best I can.
As the FAQ above states, to get far on deviantART you HAVE to give feedback to get it. It's almost virtually impossible for you to get noticed without doing any of that. I learned that after a year of being here.
This is something that you will have to do in your dA lifetime in order to find your inspirations and be able to learn new techniques. When on the front page of deviantART it's probably the most diverse amount of artwork you'll see! Ranging from pixels to sculptures, tattoos to anime to poems, there has to be at least one that can catch your eye! There are millions of deviants here and even more submissions! Try searching for artworks that please you. You can even have a randomized search by using stuff like the random d
regarding stylesThe puplings/cieIIa style is pretty overused.regarding styles1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But that does not mean you get to bash all the artists who have a similar "style"!
They are all in process of developing their own styles, and they slowly will! It is just a process of learning, there's no need to make them feel horrible!
When I first started digital art, I used to trace from photos. And I actually mean trace, not referencing from them. A few people found out and I remember that made me feel really mad and I kept denying everything, but looking back at that experience, it actually helped me learn to develop my own style, and it was also a warning so that I would never make that mistake again!
Nicely telling an artist that their "style" isn't original, chances are they will appreciate your comment and they will strive to be more original! That's a win win for both of you. The worst mistake an artist (or literally anyone) can make is to harshly critique another artist's art! It will not be good for anybody and bo
I want to educate some people.I want to educate some people.I want to educate some people.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you decide to read, thank you. I hope no one takes offense to this and has an open mind when reading. If you don't read this, fine. Just don't be surprised if you end up doing what I'm about to explain, you get snapped at for it somewhere down the road.
It is common curtousy to not question someone you don't really know. Right?
You're walking down the street and see a gentleman in a wheelchair with cuts and scars all over.
Typical initial reaction: Oh, that person has been through something to make him that way. Try not to stare and continue about your business.
You wouldn't run up to that stranger and ask in their face, "HEY MAN. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU? WHAT ARE ALL THOSE MARKS ON YOUR SKIN? WHY ARE YOU MISSING A LEG? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR ARM? WHY ARE YOU SO WEIRD LOOKING?"
Why would you do it on the internet...?
Is it because it's the internet and you feel like
Disney Princess Movie Stamps Snow WhiteDisney Princess Movie Stamps2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Disney Love's First Kiss Stamp by TwilightProwler
Disney Jaq Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Lucifer Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Lucifer + Grin Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Lucifer + Turn Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Lady Tremaine Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Cinderella Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Cinderella + Dress Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Cinderella + her Fairy Godmother Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Cinderella and Prince Charming Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Cinderella + Charming + Carriage Stamp by TwilightProwler
Disney Sleeping Beauty Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Princess Aurora Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Sleeping Beauty Fauna's Cake Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Maleficent Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Aurora + Philip Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Aurora + Philip Dance Stamp by TwilightProwler
The Little Mermaid
Disney Ariel + Flounder Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Ariel + Flounder + Surface Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Ariel Sigh Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Ariel Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Ariel + Hair Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Ariel Do Go On Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Shy Ariel Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Ariel + Eric Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Ariel + Eric Kiss Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Ariel + Eric Wedding Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Ursula Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Ursula + Lipstick Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Ursula + Laugh Stamp by TwilightProwler
Beauty and the Beast
Disney Belle Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Belle + Great Wide Somewhere Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Belle + Dandelion Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Belle + Mirror Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Belle + Rose Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Grumpy Beast Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Beast + Point Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Beast Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Beast + Bath Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Beast + Birds Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Belle + Beast First Meeting Stamp by TwilightProwler :t
ACTA. Online petitions are meaningless.WTF IS THISUPDATE 5!ACTA. Online petitions are meaningless.WTF IS THIS4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I found this from :iconamdhuscias: and :iconchronolex:'s journal
WTF IS THIS ARGH :iconwtfisthisplz:
take this from chiikyourisenka's journal.
WTF IS THIS. UNBELIEVABLE.
MegaUpload - Closed.
FileServe - Closing, does not sell premium.
FileJungle - Deleting files. Locked in the U.S..
UploadStation - Locked in the U.S..
FileSonic - the news is arbitrary (under FBI investigation).
VideoBB - Closed! Will disappear soon.
Uploaded - Banned in the U.S. and the FBI went after the owners who are gone.
FilePost - Deleting all material (will leave executables, pdfs, txts)
Videoz - Closed and locked in the countries affiliated with the USA.
4shared - Deleting files with copyright and waits in line at the FBI.
MediaFire - Called to testify in the next 90 days and it wi
Sushi Dogs are officially trademarked! :DI'm so excited to announce that Sooshes are now trademarked!!!!Sushi Dogs are officially trademarked! :D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the official database link!
Edit: Guess you'd have to search it yourself, but here is a SS!
(Note: that is my business address (not personal) which is public domain information, to those wondering why it isn't blurred out!)
So, this means a lot of great things!
Mostly that I can proceed in going forward with my merchandise line.
I have not been very public about my plans for them because I didn't want to get ahead of myself, but eventually I'd like to get Sooshes turned into all kinds of merch, like:
-Stantionary, stickers, buttons, prints, etc
-A yearly calendar
-A small clothing line, with my own art and other artists' works
-A potential comic series??
However, these things require a lot of time, and I'm really consumed with art school right now, so until I graduate, but I'd like to start planning as soon as possible.