Things you should never ask an Artist to doI write this to not spark a debate or judgement, only to share my personal opinion and experience in hopes of benefiting you and offering insight to people thinking about hiring an artist.Things you should never ask an Artist to do3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Things you should never ask an Artist to do:
1. Free Work.
Do I really have to explain this one? You wouldn't walk into any other business offering a service and ask for free clothes or a burger right? No, you pay for them without question and they take a lot less creativity, time to make and cost a lot less. Why ask people to work for free on something you couldn't make yourself? If you believe in your vision, then I suggest find funding for it to pay the people doing the work for you. This goes for family as well, don't get me wrong, I love my family and enjoy doing something for them but it means so much more when I OFFER to do something for free than when it's expected. Let the artist decide whether or not they want to give their time for free without asking them, as a rule treat them with res
Sherlock Holmes week Schedule (so far): EDITSherlock Holmes Week 2012Sherlock Holmes week Schedule (so far): EDIT3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(all through the week, there will be Share the Sherlock Love. For more information, see here: http://love-sherlock-holmes.deviantart.com/journal/IMPORTANT-Share-the-Sherlock-Love-313621554)
STARTING NOW: A chain-story. Since we are technically a BBC Sherlock fan group (or ended up that way) I'm going to ask that we keep it BBC. That means Sherlock and John, not Holmes and Watson. Also, for the sake of everyone, keep it relatively slash free. So no sex or anything. They can hug, but anything over that line is a bit much. Here's how this works: http://rowlingson39.deviantart.com/art/Chain-Letter-information-314039255
It's been STARTED! To All those involved: THERE IS A NEW FOLDER FOR THE CHAIN STORY. PLEASE SUBMIT THEM IN ORDER. If the person before you has not submitted yet, do not put yours in!!!!!!!Please!
30 July—This will be Sherlock Holmes quiz day. The journal on that day will feature links to different Holmesian quizzes-whether it
Missile Technologies from W3 and InternetSubject to change due to work in progressMissile Technologies from W3 and Internet3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Best of the World Wide Web (BotW3) or Internet
Download / (Right Click) Open Image in New Tab (use Magnify Glass tool) to see bigger pictures, text, details, and author/credit
Off-Site Plushie Tutorials.Here is a list of all the off-site tutorials I have foundOff-Site Plushie Tutorials.5 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you know any more, please get in touch!! Let's help our database grow and grow!!
Animals (various, simple)
Animals (scroll to bottom, various)
Bunny Pencil case
IMPORTANT- Share the Sherlock Love Please note- This has finished for 2012, although I'm hoping we can do it all again in 2013- making it bigger, more successful, and better organised than before!!IMPORTANT- Share the Sherlock Love3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Needed to get your attention Well, this is pretty urgent:
As you may know, Sherlock Holmes week is coming from 30th July to 5th August.
We need to show how much we LOVE SHERLOCK HOLMES.
Share the Sherlock love
- People can ask another Deviant to Draw a Sherlock Holmes related picture for free.
- They can also comment on this journal to ask another random willing Deviant to do the drawing. You can do fan fiction as well!!!
- Your talents don't matter!! Even if you are not the best at drawing, we want you to take part!!
- Any requests allowed, as long as they are to do with Sherlock holmes, and do not need a warning.
- There is a stamp for people who are willing to take requests!
- Send the information to as many people as possible, try to get EVERYONE involved.
- Finished pictures should be uploa
Draw my OCs competition! CANCELLEDCANCELLEDDraw my OCs competition! CANCELLED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
PLEASE SEE HERE - http://nimsley.deviantart.com/journal/Pirate-contest-cancelled-Participants-please-read-446861840
OC Competition! Hawk and Titch Hi guys!
This is it, my first ever proper big official contest! I'm so excited!
Really hope you join, and maybe even give this a little advertise (I don't really have many watchers so if you can spread the word I'll reward with favs and llamas and looooooove, ALL MY LOVE)
Right lets get started.... Deadline 30th Ap
Cosplay Friday: AvengersCosplay Friday: Avengers2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Avengers Assemble!
by emmagucci, AnyaPanda, dextructive, Letaur, RisingParadise, captainjaze
First introduced by Marvel in 1963, The Avengers was Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s superheroic response to the success of DC Comics’ Justice League of America.
In the original comic the founders of the superhero team were Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Ant–Man, and The Wasp who came together to defeat the evil god Loki. The 2012 live–action Avengers movie loosely based on Marvel
Pricing 101Pricing 101Pricing 1011 year ago in Personal More Like This
How to determine what you should charge for your work
In light of the absolutely horrendous commission page DA started up which encourages artists to sell their work for literally pennies, let me talk about pricing artwork. Or more specifically, how I price my work.
This...guide? Advice? Thing? Highlights what I've learned about pricing throughout the last few years. I do not touch on the subject of beginner pricing, simply because there are no set guidelines for that and beginner pricing usually ends up being extremely subjective. This guide assumes that the reader is somewhat experienced in their craft and is looking for pointers on pricing. However I still highly encourage beginners to read! This is what pricing should be like, not mere pennies for hours upon hours of work. This also focuses on crafts and sewing but a lot of it is s
Fan Art Friday: Attack On TitanFan Art Friday: Attack On Titan2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: If You Don’t Fight, You Can’t Win!
Attack on titan by VeggieStudio
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is the groundbreaking Japanese manga and anime series created by Hajime Isayama in 2006 as his entry for Japan’s prestigious Magazine Grand Prix (MGP), an award sponsored by Kodansha, Japan’s biggest manga publisher and the eventual publisher of the series. Isayama received t
The Best Sherlock Holmes Books and Short StoriesBut first-our affiliate :iconSherlock-Fans: needs help! They're low on members and submissions. The founder was talking about shutting down the group and that would be sad so please if you get the chance, stop over there and join and submit some stuff. They need active members!The Best Sherlock Holmes Books and Short Stories3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So for these rec's, I'm not gonna put in links because that might give away too much plot.
Dust and Shadow, by Lyndsay Faye
This book pits Holmes against Jack the Ripper. It's very well-written and in character. Exciting and fun. It's interesting to see Holmes collide with one of the most-well known events of his time.
The Beekeeper's Apprentice' (Mary Russel #1) by Laurie R King
Features a retired Sherlock Holmes meeting a teenaged girl and the two team up. It is a very good story and series, but I do have qualms with alot of it. Still, very worth the read!
The Veiled Detective by David Stuart Davies
Shows Holmes and Watson's meeting under a different light, especially
New Generation: Carter Carter - Carter was born in Goldenrod city, and was raised by his extended family, as his parents were traveling abroad, studying legendary pokemon. Carter's home was a dare care center, and was around pokemon all the time. One day, a female feraligator gave birth, leaving behind an egg. The Trainer was to preoccupied with training for the Pokemon league, and didn't take the egg, leaving it with Carter's family. Carter took care of the egg. After a few months, it hatched, and out came a small Totodile, which he named Sid. Carter and the totodile were inseparable, as they always went on adventures together. As Carter grew and matured, so did Sid, his personality evolving from cute and harmless into a bit of a pervert, with amazing skills of thievery. Despite all of Carter's efforts, Sid wouldn't evolve, perhaps out of stubbornness, or maybe because girls wouldn't hold him if he was a feraligator. When the time came for Carter to go on his adventure, Sid was tNew Generation: Carter4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you like it..."All the world's a stage,As you like it...2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
And then the whining school boy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school.
And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eyebrow.
Fashion Issue IV by Staged
Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths and beaded like the pard, Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth.
Warrior by demi2004
Bringing You Closer to the CommunityBringing You Closer to the Community5 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Baiyoke Veins by Draken413o
As DeviantArt grows, we strive to find more ways to connect you with the things and people that matter to you most. After months of designing, testing, and engaging in community conversations around the shape of things to come, we're proud to announce a series of features that will bring you closer to the community.
Our guiding principles are to bring you a better, fresher, yet familiar site experience, giving you more power to do what you want and, more importantly, create deeper connections between your friends and favorite artists.
Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a GroupDecember 7, 2012by techgnoticRealm-of-Fantasy →Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a Group2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Realm of Fantasy
The Anatomy of a Group
The grey dressby *sakimichan
The special kind of dedication, spirit and discipline devoted to the assembly and construction of a successful Group within the vast technicolor ocean of artworks, artists and art appreciators that is deviantART might very well be the experiential epitome of what it is to be a part of the deviantART journey. From the very first conception, through the ten thousandth practical step, alltheoriginalnames and his cadre of steadfast partners in artful curation have built a virtual sanctuary of the fantastical— Realm-of-Fantasy. Housing the largest and most significant collection of exceptional fantasy ar
Having a Comic Block?I am not really sure if this concept is already in the dictionary but I guess, we all know what this implies. “Comic Block” like Artist’s Block, is when a comic artist suffer from lack of motivation or inspiration to continue conceptualizing and/or drawing his or her story. You are suffering from a “Comic Block” if you have at least one of the following symptoms:Having a Comic Block?5 years ago in Personal More Like This
You already know the sequence of the story, but you are unable to draw the scenes (for each panel/frame) because the scenes are too difficult or uncomfortable to draw.
You can draw the scene but you are not sure if you should continue with the story or episode you fabricated. You have questions like: Is the next episode / page consistent with my overall story? Does adding the page help progress my story or would it just confuse the readers?
You know both the sequence and you are confident that you can draw the scenes but
Thank you :3Thank you everyone for your lovely tips on plush making, I couldn't of improved as fast as I did without your help <3Thank you :33 years ago in Personal More Like This
Inspiration and tips :icongoiku::iconJarahamee::iconSariti::iconmakeshiftwings30:
:iconbabylondonstar: Pony Tutorial http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/
Awesome video tutorials;
shaving faux fur http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KIfcIqC2sE&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLNQ1NkhO0CZKBgBc0qaWRgg
Info about sewing with fur fabrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxRMtyGRtNo&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLNQ1NkhO0CZKBgBc0qaWRgg
Funk Friends Factory
allot of different plush tutorial videos http://www.youtube.com/user/FunkyFriendsFactory
written tutorials on their website http://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/2010/10/21/put-your-best-foot-forward-how-to-sew-perfect-plushie-feet/
Plush making advice I wish someone told meI shared this advice over on Diffeomorphismhttp://vengefulspirits.deviantart.com/journal/Calling-all-plush-makers-novice-and-expert-417399214 journal but I thought I would share it here too.Plush making advice I wish someone told me1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Shaving Faux fur:
For Faux fur plushie makers, You should invest in a WAHl Kennel Pro, I bought two Andis clippers, both gave out after trimming faux fur for a few min. Also Make sure to keep your Clippers oiled and cleaned after using.
I recommend trim the Faux fur first before cutting out the pattern, so if you do cut too deep you can always make a new piece to replace it before sewing your plush together. Make sure to trim with the fur pile not against it, or you will just cut all the fur off, you want to trim it not make it bald.
Keep in mind being a plush artist gets very pricey, with Faux fur some fur colors are rare and you will some
Goblins vs. Gnomes ChallengeGoblins vs. Gnomes Challenge4 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Create Your Own Mischievous Goblin or Gnome!
The battle has been declared. Side with either the cunning and dangerous Goblins o
Sherlock BBC -Fanvid and Cosplay FeatureThis is by far my most favourite Sherlock BBC fanvid:Sherlock BBC -Fanvid and Cosplay Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I love the atmosphere, the song and dawwwwwwwwwww~
And~ time for a feature:
These Cosplayers just got the hang of it:
Unfortunately, I didn't find any Mycroft or Lestrade Cosplays (which is a pity, since I'm a Mystrade fan )
EDIT: :iconJoanneDelany: did it, a Lestrade Cosplay
Sherlock [BBC - Lestrade]: Believe In by JoanneDelany Sherlock [BBC - Lestrade]: On Guard by JoanneDelany
Share the Sherlock Love and VotingSo a few people sent me a notes that said there is this project thing going on for sherlock holmes week called "Share the Sherlock Love" all the info is here if your interested: http://love-sherlock-holmes.deviantart.com/journal/IMPORTANT-Share-the-Sherlock-Love-313621554Share the Sherlock Love and Voting3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also go please go vote to help Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman in Anglo Fan Favorites: Men of 2012.
STREET RACK : Vol. 3spray meby - arslanalpSTREET RACK : Vol. 31 year ago in Art Features More Like This
by - simonacapriani
PH_012014_05by - IgorBekker
Wet Paint by - lIFedorovskaya
Orangeby - djailledie
Y e l l o wby - pigarot
Telephoniquementby - cahilus
He, around himby - mariomencacci
Mirror Mirrorby - myraincheck
HAPPY SHERLOCK HOLMES WEEK!(it's 12.00 here, so let this begin!)HAPPY SHERLOCK HOLMES WEEK!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
bulletred:We have been working on a chain story-and need more people. If interested, comment with your name and it'll be on the group page so the next person will know to tell you.
Stop in anytime, ad hang around if your online anyways, that way the next person to get online won't be alone!
TODAY is Sherlock Holmes quiz day.
There will be links in the blog to various quizzes online that you can take. Check the out, share your scores, whatever you want!
(An easy one) Sherlock Holmes (canon): http://www.okcupid.com/tests/the-basic-sherlock-holmes-trivia-test
BBC Sherlock quiz: http://www.squidoo.com/sherlock-bbc-quiz
How well Do You know Sherlock (BBC): http://www.sporcle.com/games/Nataleia/iamsherlocked
How Well Do You know Sherlock Holmes? (Canon): http://www.sporcle.com/games/Michiel/SherlockHolmes
Which Sherlock Character are you? (BBC): http://quizilla.teennick.com/quizzes/1
Variation 11. IntroductionVariation 15 years ago in Personal More Like This
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away
10. Breathe Again
22. Mother Nature
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
30. Under the Rain
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
42. Standing Still
44. Two Roads
50. Breaking the Rules
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
56. Danger Ahead
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
61. Fairy Tale
63. Do Not Disturb
67. Playing the Melody
72. Mischief Managed
73. I Can't
Case #3Team Moriarty now has 25 points! Someone step up for the others!Case #33 years ago in Personal More Like This
Detective Inspector Lestrade entered the dark cottage and spied the distraught man Frank Lloyd sitting on his sofa by candle light. A uniformed Officer passed by and assured Lestrade that they would have the power on in an instant. Lestrade then approached the man and asked for his story.
“My wife is away on a business trip, so I'm here alone for the week,' Lloyd said. 'I was watching an old movie when the lights suddenly went out. Just then, I heard some strange noises coming from the bedroom. I got up to investigate when all of a sudden someone came flying out of the bedroom in such a rush that they knocked me down. Although I did not get a look at the offender, I did hear them open the front door and run out.. At this point, I crawled over to my desk and picked up my phone to call you people. When I got off the phone I lit some candles and checked the bedroom, that’s when I saw that my wife's diamond r