Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.Copied directly from the polycount thread:Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FYI My longest post on PC ever. Sorry in advance - OP I hope there's something useful in this for you. I'm back in your thread and giving you my morning before breakfast, is my way of saying ' I care '.
Usually between 1 - 5 NEW students, per day come to me for random pieces of advice. Some from here @ PC , some from Deviant Art - Mostly from Deviant art.
It's always the same questions maybe worded slightly differently and I do my best to answer every single time, every single message. Sometimes I get behind and have to catch up at the end of the week but I do my best.
As well as those, I did 2 10+ question interviews last week, on my time, for students who were still in school. For school essays, papers, projects etc that contain the same questions they always do.
I'm exposed to 'all this' *makes a big circle shape with hands* on a fairly constant basis. Everything that encompasses 'young artists trying to find their way in this scary fucking
Cafe Rouge CONTEST + Point Giveaway (CLOSED):iconfarwaystudio:Cafe Rouge CONTEST + Point Giveaway (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To celebrate the Cafe Rouge series thus far, we are honored to announce our first Fan Art Contest!
What is Cafe Rouge?
Cafe Rouge is a FREE otome visual novel and cooking game in flash. Divided into separate chapters and episodes, it is the story of our heroine Isis Black, an average American Teenager, who happens upon a job opening at a mysterious establishment, Cafe Rouge.
Where can I play?
Right here on deviantart! Here are links to play:
Or, you can also find them all over the internet with a quick search of the keywords "Cafe Rouge game"
August 10th 2012
September 28th 2012
Fan art of Cafe Rouge!
Whether that be our heroine Isis Black, her three love interests, any of the characters, or any fan art related to Cafe Rouge!
Traditional art or Digital a
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE...." I haven't reached the point where I think I'm good at this. that's the drive. i know that its in me to be really good at it. and i think i've come close a few times, but i don't usually look at things i've completed and feel content. Which that means the next thing you start, you go in with that attitude that 'this time, I'm gonna get it right.' it doesnt mean you hate everything you do, but i'm never content. And maybe i never will be but i secretly know that that's what makes you grow." - Jamie HewlettTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Its time to have to my truthful say on things.Ive been asked and heard many times about why its hard to break into the industry or how can i break in etc etc what am I doing wrong - here is my answer to all of you who ask, or all of you who are wondering. I forewarn you, some might not like to hear what I have to say, and some other people will probably think im a PRICK for writing it but for those of you that DO, Bite me, I dont care.Its time to have to my truthful say on things.5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Im editing a version i posted on polycount for this website.
Here it is for all who are willing to read.
The core to all of this for me if, youre gunning to be an artist is to shape your life around being exactly that. Reduce as much of the clutter as possible, and avoid all the things that can be used as an excuse to not be doing what you should be doing, which is making art. Not because you have to, but because you love doing it.
Heres Uncle Haz's 3 step plan to help you discover that happy place!
If you dont love making art or are finding it frustrating, somethings
240th feature - Digital ArtJournal CSS by Jamaal10240th feature - Digital Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Introduction to zBrush!Hey guys!, I've received tons of messages asking for zBrush tutorials so here is the first one. I use this in some of my paintings quite a bit so maybe this will be of some help if you've never touched it before! Let me knowIntroduction to zBrush!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Exposure, Getting Better, & Having the ChopsEXPOSURE & GETTING BETTER AT WHAT YOU DOExposure, Getting Better, & Having the Chops3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm only going off of my own personal experiences talking about these few things. (And I'm not specifically talking about ONLY dA here.) So take it with as many grains of salt as you can.
I've recently been asked questions like "How do I get people to see my work?", "Why am I not receiving commission inquiries?", "Why isn't anyone following my work?", "What can I do to get better?". Often, and I answered it before, the answer is as simple as this:
Create, as in, DRAW. PAINT. RENDER. SCULPT. You have to do develop a tolerance (or the obvious definition: LOVE) for creating if you want exposure and to get better. You have to LOVE the drawing or illustration that you HATE how it came out in the end. You have to ask yourself after every piece, what could I have done to do that differently. And you have to do this frequently.
Some folks come on the scene, post once or twice a week, and expect an audience to flock yo
DO YOU LIKE TO DRAW FANART?"What is FAN ART? Fan art is a statement saying: ' I LOVE YOU.' "DO YOU LIKE TO DRAW FANART?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like to DRAW & SELL art of characters that you don't own on DeviantArt, et al?
Know the IP laws and fan art laws. This is important to DA fan artists.
I Work Hard. Therefore, I'm a Loser.I didn't sit idly all day, twiddling my fingers, wishing work came to me.I Work Hard. Therefore, I'm a Loser.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I didn't loathe at myself wishing that I could "draw feet" when working on a piece at the spot where I have to draw feet on the picture.
I didn't go to further schooling to let someone hand me a piece of paper on their own terms and timeframe telling me if I'm "capable of art" or not.
I took things into my own hands.
A couple of common phrases to make to artists who are (of the person who believes that they're) "inexplicably too good" that annoy me are:
"Ugh, I really wish I had your talent. Why are you so good!?"
"You're so lucky. I wish I could do what you do".
"I could never pull this off the way you pull it off."
Now, I understand that there are certain levels of aptitudes and paces that different people learn by, so don't get the idea of this entry wrong. But, really, let me make an illustration here:
I used to pl
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRAHere's some of the most amazing and invaluable advice you'll most-likely ever get from one of my good colleagues and legends in comics/gaming, creator JOE MADUREIRA. It's what i've been preaching to you aspiring artists since i arrived on DA, but i think his POV says it perfectly:TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*WARNING: SOME MATURE LANGUAGE*
"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST?
Or a successful WORKING PROFESSIONAL?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I'm not usually a soapbox type guy, I don't like instructing people, and I think I'm a terrible teacher. But hey, it's Friday and I'm in a strange mood. So here goes:
I've noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: "Where should I go to school?" "What classes should I take?" "What should I study for anatomy?" "What pencils and paper do you use?" "Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?" "How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?" "When
FEATURE IIII seriously am going to lose my subby in a months time Whelp!FEATURE III1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So here's another quick feature before it runs out. So This month it will be:
Resources & Stock Images: Tutorials
There are seen and unseen tutorials that are helpful for almost all categories! Enjoy!
Oh, For Fullview, click a thumb
Creating a Drippy Paint Effect in Photoshop by GoaliGrlTilDeath Cinematic Exposure Tutorial by Planet37 Dramatic Sunlight Tutorial by Planet37 Quick and Easy Cloud Tutorial by kayoru Easy Snow and Rain Tutorial by Thy-Darkest-Hour TUTO mouth by the-evil-legacy face tutorial by Phobs Creating a Metal Text Effect in Photoshop by GoaliGrlTilDeath More Ways To Create Rays by ArtSail
Operation: Commission Tom PrestonDISCLAIMER: This is not a call-out journal, it is a legitimate review of a commission experience.Operation: Commission Tom Preston6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Greetings internet. A majority of you know :icontompreston: Tom Preston/Andrew Dobson as a notoriously obstinate and degenerative artist who likes to argue irrational views and give toxic advice to teenagers on Deviant Art. Back in The Great Giraffe Holocaust of '13 we took note of how he would ask for commissions, then spend hours writing journals and answering comments and possibly erasing invisible giraffes. We told him he should work on his commissions more, and he retorted that we weren't 'his boss' because we hadn't commissioned him.
It's impossible to prove whether or not the secret eraser is himself, his fans, or both, but we could prove he wasn't actually working on commissions. Myself, :IconEvilTomP:, :IconRabbitMaskedMan:, and a few other unhealthily obsessed EDiots devised a plan to pool our money together for a commission. None of us wanted to shell out a full 45 dollars for a
FREE 1 Hour Tutorial on Painting in Sketchbook ProFREE 1 Hour Tutorial on Painting in Sketchbook Pro2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone! Check out this free 1 hour tutorial on how Bobby Chiu painted the cover of the new release of Sketchbook Pro 6!
Had the Urge...…to write this because I'm getting repeated questions that are pretty much along the same lines and rather than direct each one to my FAQ, I have a different way to answer the question, which is basically:Had the Urge...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Why am I not getting anywhere in my art? What can I do to get better? No one is liking my work, how can I get more people to like my work so they can pay me?"
The real question you should be asking yourselves is:
"Why am I drawing?"
I mean, I take a look all the time at people who may not be skilled or whatever, and I'm sure they don't feel the best about their work (or they may), but they always have something to say that made them feel good while drawing it. Saw a sunset beach picture earlier that someone drew/painted and of course, it's not professional-looking at all. What ringed to me was the fact that in their comments, they said they "enjoyed it and was a relaxing piece". Not complaining about how the sand looks too crappy or the colors in the s
ARTBOOK PHOTOS Groundwork of Gurren Lagann (HEAVY)ARTBOOK PHOTOS Groundwork of Gurren Lagann (HEAVY)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sheesh you guys how long has it been since my last artbook post? Seems like forever! I think before Christmas?
Well I still have lots of books that I want to share, just been too lazy. LOL.
(also - please note I'm still doing free requests as seen in the previous journal). I've only done one so far so I want to do more before postin'. C: )
Anyway - this book is made of pure awesome! And there are two more volumes besides this one! Gainax never fails to deliver some qualitayyy. I really wish I had their FLCL book with the Genga and Douga like this one. But it is SOOOO expensive and hard to find nowadays.
soooo - On to the pictures I suppose. . .
Please note that these images are LARGE. So if you aren't viewing on a huge screen, DA is probably choppin' em down.
ARTISTS PLZ READ (esp.mangaartists)I just need to get out there,ARTISTS PLZ READ (esp.mangaartists)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
it's driving me nuts how many artists
give up doing art because of people or their situation.
So I wanna tell you my story, growing up and becoming an artist.
The reason I'm writing this out is because I really wanna be able to inspire, even if I'm not the greatest of artists.
I know for a fact, manga artists have much more hardship trying to become famous than painters and sculptor's etc.
Because there's just some idiots out there that think all anime is Sailer Moon, and who LOVES to control your life more than other people. Parents, friends w/e
My parents were very against the idea of me doing manga in the future, being famous and stuff.
It's childish, you're gonna be poor, you're gonna ruin your studies. My teachers weren't any better.
My real-life friends were either against, unsupportive or ignorant about doing manga art.
And being in my country with little population, that I can understand.
At this point, a lot of manga artists out there would give u
JMV Comic Book Show January 15Hey everyone I was invited to the JMv Comic Book Show this Sunday.JMV Comic Book Show January 153 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's January 15 th.
I"ll be at the Hilton Houston southwest
6780 Southwest Frwy
Houston Tx 77074
That's near the old sharpestown Mall
Everyone in Houston stop by because I'll be saling the first issue of Las Locas.
For those that don't know that's the first title from BadCog studios.We're getting that book out because the second issue of Las Locas should be dropping real soon. We'll also be saling limited prints of the book so please come on out.
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Digitally Delicious: February 12thDream Deer by sherrae78Digitally Delicious: February 12th10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
little girl 2 by SansaXIX
Elemental Lord by Changinghand
In the walls... by AndyKluthe
Sleep... by DigitalCutti
~ Oasis City ~ by ChristianGerth
The Fish by Noldofinve
Risen from burning ashes by cat-meff
Zeros Blaze by EnferDeHell
The Shaman sketch... by Phobs
Snake dragon by antilous
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE..."One of the things people say to me ' Can you do it? You know, i don't really have a budget, It won't take you too long, right, you can just whip it out, right? NO. For me, in order to do that drawing, even if it takes me 10 minutes to do, the reality is it's taken me FORTY YEARS and 10 MINUTES TO DO, because of all of my EXPERIENCE, and that's what's so important to understand that this is YOUR energy and this is YOUR time... These people who are asking you to do this stuff for free, you think they're getting paid? OF COURSE they're getting paid. This happens and this why people do this. This is why there's so many STARVING ARTISTS out there."TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Theft of OC and copyright of OCsI want to address a problem on Deviantart and over the internet, about so called "OC theft".Theft of OC and copyright of OCs1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please Keep in mind that I am no lawyer even if I will use law-related terms. And that English is my Third language.
Let us begin :
At some point when you create OCs , you may find yourself face to face with a OCs which can be almost identical. Unfortunately, one common indicator of uploading creations online is the proportion of individuals who will attempt copy, borrow or steal the design of your original character. Or simply create something similar without the attention of stealing.
Many are have been frustrated by several of copies or downright theft of OC without a single note or email asking them of permission. And many find this less than flattering, more or less find it offensive to have somebody copy or steal content you created. Even if they copied it. And some just came up with the same idea. And never knew of your creation.
But remember how copyright works:<
The Contest is on! Win a 12 months premiun memberSo I decide to have a contest of my own.The Contest is on! Win a 12 months premiun member2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like for you guys draw one or more of my Oc ponies. You may draw my Oc with your Oc or a cannon character. I will be judging based on idea and the effort you put into it.
- Please don't use bases or anything you don't make.
-No mature or rated 18 stuff.
- I can accept traditional and digital.
- You may turn them into pony, human, robot or furries.
My character are:
Princess Blossom (a filly or an adult)
Rose or Black rose
Shogun pony (Fokaitomaru)
Seung Roi/Scare Justice
1st place will win 12 month premium membership, a full digital painting and traditional art from me
2nd place will get 3 month premium membership, two digital painting from me and a sketch.
3rd place will 3 month premiun membership and a full digital painting from me
Commission / [CLOSED]Slots full at the moment (^.^)Commission / [CLOSED]4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you so much!
Sketch: 20euros /30usd(+15euros/20usd additional characters)
Waist up: 40euros /55usd (+35euros/48usd additional characters)
pattern or plain background
Fullbody: 60euros /80usd (+50euros /70usd additional characters)
pattern or plain background
Full Color CG: $200USD + (*price vary depending on complexity)
+$80usd for additional character
Kawakuma the Lake's Bear by Eternal-S Night snow by Eternal-S
You can find past commissions I did here http://eternal-s.deviantart.com/gallery/47396096
Christmas Prints and Points Giveaway~ Merry Christmas everyone!Christmas Prints and Points Giveaway~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As mentioned before here is the journal for a Christmas giveaway, just my way of showing thanks for all your support and to celebrate the lovely holiday!
2 winners will get their choice of prints! I will pay for postage so no worries about that
Ambience by Ichigokitten
2 winners can receive 200 DA Points!
How to Enter
All you need to do is fave this journal and comment on what you would like, prints or points : ) The winners will be selected by a Random Number Generator!
I hope you are all keeping well and that you all have a fantastic Christmas and a great New Year!