AtA INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS ALL UPDATED! :DWELCOME TO ASKtheARTIST
Hey folks! So it looks like a few of the artists we have interviewed have thus far been unable to upload the transcripts from their interviews. So we went ahead and saved them the trouble! Check out the transcripts from the interviews with yuumei, sakimichan, shilin, arvalis, GENZOMAN, and lily-fox!
Thank you for your patience, folks!
In other news, our team is back from haitus and will begin moar artist interviews shortly. Stay tuned for updates!
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DOLL FAQ. [updated 05/18/2015]Ok, so I decided to put up a Doll FAQ just like anyone else. Because my doll family is growing faster than I thought it would. I'm going to answer some straight questions I've been asked more and more lately, and ofcourse the standards of a Doll FAQ. Bare with me.DOLL FAQ. [updated 05/18/2015]4 years ago in Personal More Like This
For now it's just going to be the basic information about me or my dolls in general.
If there's anything missing in this FAQ please let me know !
It's going to be changed and edited in the next few months probably, so stay updated.
Sites where you can find me.
(to be edited later)
Am I allowed to use your photo's?
NO. If you want to use my photo for a specific purpose. LET ME KNOW. I might re-consider if you tell me personally and give me a proper reason.
Can I use your characters (dolls) for my own story/RPG.
No, my dolls are my own vision and characters. I put in a lot of effort into them and their story and such. But you're allowed to ask me. As long as I know about it I'm more okay with it. I w
The FAQ :: Updated 12/02/11ImportantThe FAQ :: Updated 12/02/115 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please take any questions related to buying from specific companies to the company websites, they all have Q&A boards for that specific purpose, from now on I wont be responding to such questions as I am not a company rep.
Please bare in mind that this FAQ is intended to answer questions that I get asked regularly about my own dolls. While I have been in the hobby for a few years now I can't claim to know everything there is to know about BJDs, especially when it comes to companies I have little to no personal interest in. If you do have general questions about BJDs rather than ones specific to my photography or my dolls please do a search over on DOA ( http://www.denofangels.com/forums/index.php ) first. I will attempt to answer any questions I can but please understand I never intended this as a question and answer about the hobby or doll buying in general.
If the below doesn't answer your question then please feel
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.2Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.23 years ago in Personal More Like This
OBJECTIVE: SELL THIS DAMN BOOK, DANNY.
At first, Gabriel was nothing more than a character named ONE. He had no backstory, no face, nothing. I just wanted to create a character that was a badass, yet with a sense of humor.
I was inspired by such characters as Boba Fett, Wolverine, Deadpool and Clint Eastwood from The Man With No Name trilogy. I needed to create something that fit that build, however, I'll admit, it wasn't intended at first.
I uploaded him on December 8th, 2008, (which, you can find here: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/GABRIEL-107612010?q=gallery%3Adanluvisiart%2F7848546&qo=50) and he became one of the most popular characters of the series, if not, the most. Soon I started finding him on forums, websites, fashion blogs (what?), and more.
But what hit me so hard was that the majority of the comments rela
Thought experiment - your life------------------------------------------------------Thought experiment - your life2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey dad, so what do I do now?
Go to school.
Done. Hey dad, what now?
Get a job.
Done. What now?
Done. What now?
Buy a house.
Done. What now?
Done. What now?
Work long and hard... and then retire and slowly wither away in your old age.
If you are society's bitch, this is very likely what your "happy" life blue print will look like. Almost everyone does this, and it's not a coincidence: people do as they are told. Told by the movies, by their friends and family, books, tradition, religion, even government subsidies, and the education system, conditioned into obedience. So they, what are the odds that this is indeed everyone's dream rather than something imposed on them covertly externally, as I believe to be the case?
But just today, I've freed you from the bullshit The blueprint above is not available to you, so you have to ACTUALLY pick what you'd lik
i am rarely impressed...buuutthis impressed even mei am rarely impressed...buuut3 years ago in Personal More Like This
this deviants edit of my comic actually made me see that it would be possible to make this into a genuine book one day. pay close attention to some of the edit choices and design choices. as i said, i am rarely impressed to this extent but this is just brilliant!
its the entire chapter 1 edited btw , its niot just a cover pic
Featured Prints Artist Interview with ArtgermFeatured Prints Artist Interview with Artgerm9 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.
Nvidia card users importanthdmi usersNvidia card users important3 years ago in Personal More Like This
People i just discovered why i couldnt get true blacks on my cintiqs, or other monitors, blaming led technology. But envidia was the problem at fault.
Color value are from 0 to 255, i mean from black to white, thats good for photoedition, but real bad for games.
Nvidia cards were built for been in video games, so they dont use those values, they use from 16- 235, so you are skipping the most crucial colors for coloring, but for editing it will SUCK.
So i had found a great web page, with a little software for pc users, that you run it and restart and you get solid blacks, this had made my callibration so easy, it was the graphic card the problem.
Just download the program, unzip it, execute it, and choose from 1 to 255 values, restart and its done.
If you dont like it you can revert it by clicking again the other option.
Corel painter works incredible with those values. You notice this more if you have your monitor connected in hdmi mode.
Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQFrequently Asked Questions4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have a question, feel free to mention it and I'll include it.
I like your icon!
My icon was made by loppi! Show her love!
What program do you use to colour?
Paint Tool SAI.
What processes do you go through / what brushes and textures do you use?
For answers to these questions, please check out my step by steps here: http://barukurii.deviantart.com/gallery/26746877#/d3epgs7 and here: http://barukurii.deviantart.com/gallery/26746877#/d3epewc
Have you made any tutorials?
Where can I get Paint Tool SAI?
You can download the English-language trial version here: http://sai.detstwo.com/sai/ and buy the product license here: http://www.systemax.jp/en/sai/
Do you know a way to get SAI for Mac? / Do you know an alternative program to make .gifs apart from Photoshop?
Sorry, I don't! Google is your best source for answers here haha. xD
How old were you when you started drawing?
I started drawing
'I want to be a better artist.'This is a sentiment I hear often on dA. It's usually followed by a question regarding how one should go ABOUT becoming a better artist.'I want to be a better artist.'4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've no doubt made journals like this in the past, but here's another one. This page was in dire need of an update, either way. : )
I could probably talk your ear off for a mile and a half about why I should be the last person you ask for creativity-boosting advice. Aaaand I have my reasons for this, but that's not really what anyone who writes me wants to hear, I think. It's just a fair warning. I'm not an accredited teacher, I was far from the most capable person at my college, I've made a metric crapton of mistakes, and I am nowhere near where I'd like to be in my own personal artistic endeavors. If that doesn't bother you, well, keep on reading!
The best way I could aid anyone interested in bettering themselves would probably be by giving you the advice that inspires me the most. Stuff I've heard from frie
How to stay MotivatedHow to stay Motivated.How to stay Motivated1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I’m writing this article for the type of people who say that just can’t find motivation to:
Make a portfolio
Finish a painting
Work on their personal project
I got three tips I’m about to write, and it’s just advice and things that I found useful for myself. If you are capable to do any of these things you should definitely try them.
Fear. Get rid of it. If you are fearful of the outcome it will unmotivate you immediately. Just finish whatever it is and think about how you can improve after. If you can’t see what you need to improve ask someone else to tell you. There is always room to improve, and if you go into a critique with an open mind you will grow exponentially.
Think of it like this. If you were running one lap, and half way through you stopped because you were afraid you were going to throw up or pass out, you will never really know how fast you can run that lap. You didn’t push yours
My livestream music list for those who wanted it:)Sorry it's late, I'd completely forgotten about this with everything that's been going on this week. Here it is now finally. I've also added a link to the list for anyone who uses Spotify(http://open.spotify.com/user/joakimkjellsson/playlist/07hNzNViVDqH4hZIJKVAoU):My livestream music list for those who wanted it:)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Clash – Rock The Casbah
Band Of Skulls – The Devil Takes Care Of His Own
Mat Kearney – Here We Go
Mat Kearney – Sooner Or Later
Mat Kearney – Closer To Love
Mat Kearney – Fire & Rain
The Raconteurs – Consoler Of The Lonely
OneRepublic – Good Life
OneRepublic – Say (All I Need)
Bat For Lashes – Moon And Moon
Metric – Help I'm Alive
3OH!3 – Set You Free
Oh Mercy – Can't Fight It
Bottletop Band – Voices
Anjulie – Boom
The Heavy – Big Bad Wolf
Teddybears – Rocket Scientist
Oasis – Falling Down
Sia – Death By Chocolate
La Roux – In For The Kill
Iron And Wine – Boy With a Coin
A Fine Frenzy – Almost Lover
Corinne Bailey Rae – Like a Star
Robbie Williams – Beyond The Sea - Finding Nemo
Robbie Williams – Rock DJ
Nicole Kidman –
My Digital Art Workstation PC Starter GuideHey everyone! Sorry for the long-time-no-show-anything. I got a real studio job back in like January and it's been eating up pretty much all of my time.My Digital Art Workstation PC Starter Guide1 year ago in Personal More Like This
However, over on my Tumblr today I wrote a quick (but long) article about the kinds of parts you should choose to build a full workstation computer to do digital art and general productivity on! All on a budget of about $450 to $600 for just the computer system itself.
Go check it out if you're thinking about building one soon! I know you can build a system for cheaper than this, but the idea was not to pick parts that were bottom-of-the-barrel. The idea was to pick quality, upper-level parts that will allow you to start doing work right away with plenty of room to upgrade to add even more performance over time (more memory, an SSD, a video card, etc.)
Hope it helps at least one of you out there!
PE: Introduction to the Digital Art categoriesHi! Welcome to the Digital Art categories central! The following article is intended to be a quick guide on the Digital Art categories to get you started, most of the descriptions included here came from past Project Educate articles (so thanks for all the current and past CVs for their indirect help :P) and will include links to more articles if you want a more deep insight of said category, as well as a list of CVs you can send your DD suggestions to. (As of December 2012, for the updated list of current volunteers you can always check this blog)PE: Introduction to the Digital Art categories3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But first, what is considered DIGITAL Art?
Digital Art includes every artwork created with the use and/or help of digital software and tools. Said in simple words: art you create with a computer (or other devic
Screen Recording Program? Update: Help found!Screen Recording Program?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you everyone for your help. I really appreciate it!
I found a super great help from M4dArtist, who gave me a super detailed instruction that answered all of my possible questions. Couldn't dream for more hahah.
I will go ahead trying out what she gave me there. Hopefully I'll have some vids to show you guys soon!
As many people have shown interest in seeing speedpainting/timelapse videos from me, I think I will try it out.
However I am not so sure which screen recording program I should use.
I want something that's easy to use, but on the other hand also have editing options, have no watermark and such.
I downloaded CamStudio installer, but it asked me to install many extra things that I obviously don't want to install. I just want to install the damn program. orz
So if you can give me a source to download safe installers, I'd highly ap
CONTEST RULES 2012NOTE: it was too long for youtube, so I had to post this here.CONTEST RULES 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art By Karen E. Haley's Summer Contest http://www.youtube.com/watch?vZd3HAgk_Fc all entries will be listed over there.
You must be subscribed to artbykarenehaley to qualify; oldsophie is optional but HIGHLY appreciated! She is doing me a huge favor by assisting with the judging. Even though she hasn't got a lot of videos right now, she plans on making more and she is a great colorist.
Her deviantpage: :iconoldsophie:
My deviantpage: :iconkarookachoo:
Theme and reason:
This contest celebrates the channel suscriber count reaching over 1000!
What will this contest be about? Well, I thought it over. Many of you have been asking for a Pokemon contest, but not everyone is a Pokemon fan
Motorcity will not be renewed.(updated #1)heres a message from Chris P. creator of the show.Motorcity will not be renewed.(updated #1)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got the definitive word last week that Disney won't be picking up a second season of Motorcity. I want to thank you guys for doing such an amazing job on this series. Everyone on the crew stepped up to an unbelievable degree. I feel like we did exactly what we set out to do - push the quality of television animation and deliver a show that's never been seen before. You guys are the greatest, most talented crew I've had the pleasure to work with. It's my sincere goal to continue to stretch the boundaries of animation with every one of you on many projects in the future!
Thank you so much for your incredibly hard work and passion. It shows in every frame.
Titmouse will always be making new shows that are more fun and fresh that those who only care about ratings and money. still few episodes left. enjoy! Motorcity forever.
UPDATE: THIS JUST CAME IN. every little bit would help. If
Project Educate: Permission to Photograph People Permission to Photograph PeopleProject Educate: Permission to Photograph People3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's a tough topic and one that most of us like to shy away from rather than embrace, but the honest truth is that the shots of people that you get - the best kind - are the ones that are candid, journalistic or spontaneous. That usually means asking permission afterwards, or not asking permission at all - which can appear quite odd, to some. One of my biggest concerns and anxieties is having my camera out in public. I recently went to a beach, of all places, and was shooting the coastline when a horrible feeling crept over me and I realised that there were lots of people around and that I was invading, a little bit, on their privacy. These guidelines are useful for shooting on the street, at public gatherings and events and at more formal occasions such as weddings.
If the person is going to be the main subject of your photo - then it's kind to ask permission, get perm
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.3 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
To All Aspiring Artists Out There........http://vimeo.com/85040589To All Aspiring Artists Out There........2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So often, I get people asking for my secrets, praying to some god to give them what I have, asking me for my Photoshop brushes, joking that I must have sold my soul to Satan, that I must be cheating somehow, asking what programs I use in hopes that there is some magic "art button."
I'm sorry but...... No.
There are no secrets. No god and no devil had anything to do with it. There are no magic Photoshop brushes. There is no magic art button. There are no magic programs that will do the work for you. You can get Poser- some of the images that come out of it are lovely and if that makes you happy, fine. But if you want to do more than play with 3D paper dolls, to make your own art, to realize the wildest imaginings of your dreams exactly how you see them....
THERE. ARE. NO. SHORTCUTS.
Do you know how I got here?
Lots of it. Maybe I have some inborn talent? I don't know. But really, it's mostly WORK. You want to get good at something? Want it more tha
Make good art.My good friend Carla of Acrylic Dragon Studios shared this with me, and I think anyone who ever wanted to have a career as an artist, a writer, a poet, a musician, a sculptor, a chef, or any other creative field NEEDS to watch this.Make good art.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Renown author Neil Gaiman gives a speech to the 2012 graduating class of the University of the Arts. If I could give any of you any advice, it would be everything he said in this address.
Please, go and watch: http://vimeo.com/42372767
Project Educate 2011-2012 Part 2Project Educate 2011-2012 Part 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
11thIntroduction!Welcome to Digital Dolls!Dolling 101 (Or Dolling For Beginners)Interview with LadyHazy12thHistory and Interview!History of DollingInterview with Metroid-Tamer!13thPageants!Intro to Pageants14thInterview and Resources!
...Just want to share because this is wonderful!...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Crayon Dragon from Toniko Pantoja on Vimeo.
Your Question: AnsweredCURRENT SUGGESTION LISTYour Question: Answered3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Hand stock with gloves
- looking over the should turning degrees
- Stock photos on a bike
- climbing up a ladder
- expressions with the eyes closed
- poses with arrows and a quiver
- dramatic lighting with facial expressions
- Throwing poses (pokeball)
- Sleeping photos with pillows and blankets
- leaning against a wall, various poses
- Guns / holding a gun
- Let's draw falling from the front
- left-handed archery
- sitting / kneeling poses
- twin light sources
- slouched over a desk
- kneeling / crouching
- perspective from below, running, kicking, leaning casually
- unarmed combat
- Swinging on a swing (with a flat seat, not a round seat)
- Floating poses, but with a sword / staff / shield like an guardian or archangel.
* casual poses, walking, eating, talking, passing http://fav.me/d2g5dpt
- Presenting something ala Vanna in Wheel of Fortune (low, medium and high)
- hands, feet, gun poses
- Emotions from different angles
how to scam an artist... be careful!!!I decided to share an article!how to scam an artist... be careful!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
it's very important because we are exposed to a threat.
A guide on "how to hire an artist" to take advantage of the innocence of talented artists.
I received many STRANGE requests but I never answered!
The world has no respect for the members of deviantart!
we are not stupid bitches ಠ_ಠ
I don't know how to comment! read it! SHARE IT here or on facebook
and be careful! Don't underestimate yourself!