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No Zombies Allowed Art Journal!No Zombies Allowed Art Journal!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's where I'll be collecting the art from No Zombies Allowed posted around DA. Below you'll find it separated by artist.
NZA! Heroes by petura NZA! More art by petura NZA! Premiums by petura
Icon Madness! by frogbillgo No Zombies Allowed Agent by frogbillgo No Zombies Allowed Agent House by frogbillgo Through The Years by frogbillgo Building Collection by frogbillgo No Zombies Allowed Hero Concepts! by frogbillgo
No Zombies Allowed - Early Development by Zatransis No Zombies Allowed - Zombies! by Zatransis No Zombies Allowed - Eye Tests by Zatransis No Zombies Allowed - Heroes First Pass by Zatransis
S-Patriot's January Feature - 2015S-Patriot's January Feature - 20153 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Skeletons. by IndigoSummerr
Four stars by Antrisolja
Time will tell by Marloeshi
Beautiful Transient by Miguel-Santos fly far away by omoniko
give me light by Inside-my-ART
Fan Art Contest! UPDATE WITH FAQFan Art Contest! UPDATE WITH FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
hi everyone! to show my appreciation for all the love here on deviant art i am holding an otto an victoria fan art contest. the grand prize will be a signed limited edition of my book with an original drawing included! submissions must be done by july 17th! that gives you a month. be creative and have fun! please tag "otto and victoria" and "brian kesinger" and make sure your your piece is appropriate for all ages!
i created a group here called OttoAndVictoriaFans http://ottoandvictoriafans.deviantart.com/ when you finish your entry feel free to submit it to that group so that all the entries can be in one place!
also i wanted to reiterate that all artistic media is welcome from sketching to sculpture, hand drawn to cg. thanks again and let me know if you have any other questions! thank you!
I HATE THIS GUY. Seriously. I quit, LOL.I discovered Kim Jung Gi during my years living in South Korea when I came across his first sketchbook in '09. It was a blue and red bible of non-stop art. it made me cry. SEEING him do what he does, however, makes me contemplating giving up art altogether, lol. T________T #SoGoodI HATE THIS GUY. Seriously. I quit, LOL.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Coloring Contest!Coloring Contest!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
to celebrate the debut of my first coloring book, "coloring with your octopus" published by baby tattoo books i am hosting a contest here on deviant art. the grand prize is a signed copy of my coloring book with an original hand colored image by me inside! the rules are simple: just download any of these hires images, (you can either print them out or color them digitally) when you are done, upload your work and be sure to add the tags, #briankesinger and #ottoandvictoria. please do not remove any of the text or copyright information from the page and most importantly have fun. to give people a fair chance, there will be three age group categories and a winner from each category age 3-12, age 13-17 and 18+
the deadline for entries is august 18th, i can't wait to see what you all come up with!
The OC Games! (Work in Progress) The OC GamesThe OC Games! (Work in Progress)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(For those who wanted to know more about the event! If you're interested, read below for more info!
OC Games? What in the world are they?
The OC Games stand for the "Original Characters" games! As many people can guess, it's basically a competition set up-- very much like an OC tournament. You enter a character (This will be done through the use of an application) and once you get accepted, you are put into a team. Depending on how many people are interested, there will most likely be six - seven teams. Each team will have a 'judge' that will not only relay information and advice to the team, but will also act as a judge on the judging panel. The 'judges' are deviants that have also entered a specific member. They have the privilege of being on a judging panel and judging participants as they complete certain tasks.
These tasks will be created by the judging panel.
Otto and Victoria love you too! -updatedOtto and Victoria love you too! -updated2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all so much for the tremendous support and positive feedback you have given to two of my favorite creations, Otto and Victoria. i have been asked about them a lot lately so i thought i would do a journal entry to offer a little back story as well as a look forward to what is in store for these two unlikely p
looking back to about a year ago i had doodled a very rough sketch in my sketch book of a girl walking an octopus. and when i say rough i mean rough. the sketch itself was nothing more than a study of contrasting silhouettes. i was drawn to the play between a very rigid character and a squiggly one.
i had forgotten about that sketch until i heard about a steampunk t-shirt design for www.welovefine.com. i thought that this design might have a chance so i went ahead and finished it off. well it got alot of attention and i am happy to say that it won the competition. the shirt started to sell
How to make money outside and inside DeviantArtThis is meant more for younger, newer deviants who have run into a spot of trouble making some extra cash,How to make money outside and inside DeviantArt4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I see many people posting how they make no money on their prints through DeviantArt.
To me, it just seems like all you need is a lesson in business.
First, before you do anything, realize what our "Target Audience" is.
Do you draw anime? Or do you take pictures of cute animals? Or are you into realism? Let's face it, you aren't going to find very many older people who enjoy fine art on the internet. Try and figure out what age group your work appeals to.
Second, use DeviantArt as your "Warehouse"
DeviantArt is great. You can showcase your products and then ship them to people without you doing anything. However it is an Art Community. In DeviantArt, you work is only shown to other artists, to get more money you have to use DeviantArt as your Warehouse. It will supply the customer, but you need to bring the customer to the site.
Deviantart is fairly appealing, but lets face it, man
save mesave me1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Sands of Time by JoelBelessa
52nd and Taylor by CocoKingsolver
NatuRE.DUCTION by Isalovesphotography
Sissy and Katie by Evette
:thumb409205556: Mona_8222 by klauskraiger
M by Hart-Worx Dancer Against Concrete VII by HowNowVihao Natalie by Hart-Worx
Ocean High by Hengki24
my oh my by Myra-cz
Instagram: aleksandra778 by aleksandra88 ...old lady I... by roblfc1892 Instagram: aleksandra778 by aleksandra88
no title 137 by ABrito Sculpture on the cliff by lightandshape bring me back to the future by alfred-georg
Instagram aleksandra778 by aleksandra88 *** by Tarasov Angela Avocado IX by filmgoerjuan
together by melannc
Rail Symmetry by johntisbury
ghost city by alfred-georg
Slavic folklore by AgnieszkaOsipa ghost city 2 by alfred-georg shape of the goddess by felixheru
moving into a new space by StefanBeutler roots by alfred-georg Minni. by gsphoto
Miss Pixie. by gsphoto *** by Anna-model Miss Pixie. by gsphoto
elements of nature by StefanBeutler
Untitled 354 by JohnPeri
Bordeaux by creativephotoworks
ARTBOOK PHOTOS: Iain McCaig (IMAGE HEAVY)This week I finally got the book I had been dreaming of owning since its release - Shadowline.ARTBOOK PHOTOS: Iain McCaig (IMAGE HEAVY)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's not cheap - but its worth EVERY PENNY. http://insighteditions.com/product_info.php?products_id=71
These are the original images - the first images of his work that I ever saw. C:
LIVE character design workshop- BETAHey everyone. I'm on vacation this week, but I hope you are all having a good summer so far. I wanted to announce a new program I want to start of live internet workshops/lectures on character art/character posing. I've been thinking about this for awhile, but its very intimidating figuring out the best way to do it- SO, I'm just gonna start! I need your help though. I want to hear your comments and suggestions on what, how, when this is done. Please do two things for me: 1) Comment on my thoughts below on how this can work and what will be discussed- especially any thoughts on the tech side like Paypal and internet conferencing sites and 2) hit the LIKE button on this journal if you would seriously do this. It will give me a rough headcount of what I can expect. Super important.LIVE character design workshop- BETA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's my initial thoughts:
About an hour and a half video conference on the subject of char
Deviantart, you're F****NG AWESOMESo I got both a DD and a Facebook feature for my LA piece yesterday, and it finally just hit me how amazing this place is. All the love and support I've gotten here is mind-boggling to me. I would even go as far as to say that it's made my career. This is where I found my "audience", my first industry connections, fellow artist friends etc. This is where I first saw Dan LuVisi's King Kong piece and stared at it in awe for hours, and then had my mind blown the day I found out that both him and Rahll (Reid Southen) knew who I was! I mean, these were guys I was idolizing like fucking movie stars, and today I consider these guys to be good friends, even though I still havne't met either of them.. (I think they're just intimidated by me sexually.) But anyway, I always knew I could draw, based on the reactions from people around me, but I also always considered myself a complete nobody. Perhaps because I was such a fucking deadbeat loser in "real life", getting fired from jobs in grocery stoDeviantart, you're F****NG AWESOME2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ANIMATION FACT....The conventional Anime style (big eyes, large heads & proportions) origin traces back to Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989/Astro Boy, Kimba The White Lion, Black Jack), unanimously known as 'The Godfather of Anime' who was heavily influenced by the style's of Max Fleischer's BETTY BOOP & Disney's BAMBI. Anime's signature style was derived from American animation styles.ANIMATION FACT....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
See how we influence each other?
Undervalued workRecently I came across this contest. The contest mentions specific requirements and asks for a paperback cover with 2 characters on it. The prize includes 2500 dA points to the winner... 2500 dA points!!! That is less than even $30!Undervalued work11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I used to think that people like writers, artists, musicians, they are all alike. They think the same way and value all art. But with time I realized that this isn't necessarily true. There are those who value other people's time and effort. And then there are those who don't.
A lot of artists think that they should get just about any commission they can get their hands on just to get into the business and then gradually make their way up. Most of these are the same artists who want to make a living from their art sometime in the future. But what they don't realize is that this is what underpaid work is going to get you: an overlo
The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.1 I've been thinking about how and why we learn to draw for a few years now. I started self-analazing my own drawing and character design thought process when I began writing my first art instruction book, "Creating Characters with Personality". It was harder than I thought to verbalize how I've learned and how I process drawing. This has led me to start looking back at my artistic life and how I learned art. What made me learn the most? What drove me to draw and stick with it? What led to others I knew as a child to stop drawing? I think I'm ready to present some of those thoughts here on DA and hear what you think. So, this is part 1 of three in a series. I'm not sure where this is leading, but step one is my establishing an online art instruction school called Taught ByA PRO (www.taughbyapro.com) that will (in phase one) concentrate on drawing instruction for all forms of media. Here we go:The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.11 year ago in Personal More Like This
I believe there are T
Tutorial Treasury 03In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!Tutorial Treasury 033 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Create this beautiful treehouse artwork using a combination of photo manipulation and painting techniques. Find out how to easily draw a surreal-looking tree easily using the Brush tool, clouds from scratch, and more! You’ll learn all these techniques in this Photoshop tutorial.
read the tutoria
Coloring those Scanned Lines!So this is one of my ways of coloring scanned lines that I feel work pretty well. I'm new at narrating through meh vids but I'll better I swear. lol!Coloring those Scanned Lines!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Drew a ton of faces of random deviants from a couple journals back. Unfortunately video issues ensued and I was unable to record it. That made me think "I'll have color it on vid". So that shall happen.
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***LOST KIDS ART CONTEST: ONE MONTH LEFT***The Lost Kids Bible***LOST KIDS ART CONTEST: ONE MONTH LEFT***3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're entering the second month of the Lost Kids Art Contest, with another month left to join. Have you started on your entry yet?
Visit the http://fcagno.deviantart.com/#/d51u1sw for everything you need to know about the Lost Kids.
It is the BEST source for information on characters, story, the world, and more. Come on over and check our 80pgs full color Art Book!
Thanks for checking it out, guys, and best of luck in the contest!
Facebook & Twitter
Have you hit that "Like" button on Facebook yet? Then what are you waiting for, just head over there and show your support!
Official Lost Kids Facebook Page
Official Lost Kids Twitter Page
Please note we're also posting your Contest Entries on Facebook with a link back to your DA pages, so visit us over there to support either your own entry or those you're rooting
081012, Mon: Oct Art Jam (CLOSED)01Nov2012:081012, Mon: Oct Art Jam (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yup, this art jam is closed. Thank you all who had participated. There are some last minute submissions so do check them out.
Hope you guys have a Happy Halloween!
It's been a long time since I did an art jam with you all!! Just thought of doing it again and hopefully to continue if possible.
Soooooo....it's October...and to me, October = Halloween. And I just thought of doing a Cartoon / Horror Mash Up Art Jam. If you're interested, go ahead and read the details and rules and share with me your creation!!
Topic: Cartoon / Horror Mash Up Art Jam
Deadline: 31st Oct 2012
Description: Find a character you like, preferably from cartoon. And another character from a Horror movie, such as Friday 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Saw etc. Then mash them up together to create something interesting.
Rules: (Please read or your submission will be ignored)
1. Artwork must be new (Meaning th
Contest! Contest! Contest!!!Sorry, but the contest is just for Brazilians. ):Contest! Contest! Contest!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Olá pessoal! Tudo bem com vocês? Gostaria de convidar todos para participar do meu primeiro contest!!! Estou fazendo um projeto de final de curso da faculdade com meus amigos, trata-se de um livro de RPG no gênero Steampunk. E nada melhor que um livro cheio de ilustrações, certo? O projeto de conclusão terá um site próprio que estará disponível provavelmente no final de junho. Junto com o livro, no site estará disponível o nome de todos os desenhistas envolvidos, além de um link como divulgação de suas galerias. É uma ótima forma de divulgar seu trabalho pelo país inteiro! Serão 25 artes selecionadas! Interessados? Continue lendo!
O tema do constest será... livre! Você pode desenhar o que quiser e como quiser, desde que siga o cenário do RPG que irei explicar abaixo. Use o texto como fonte de inspiraç&
4 Kinds of StorytellingHere's an old journal from 2010 about storytelling. Because I have a lot more readers these days, I think I'm going to start reposting some of my earlier posts for my newer audience. So for you old timers, feel free to skip.4 Kinds of Storytelling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In full disclosure, I slightly edited this journal to make it a little more balanced (while also fixing a ton of typos).
I feel like the word "storytelling" gets thrown around a lot in our industry. Yet when I look out there at some comics, I don't always see a lot of evidence for it.
It feels like people in comics pros--myself included--often use the word only because we feel like we're supposed to. Over the years enough professionals have been accused of being poor storytellers to the degree that everyone is now afraid of being a pinup artist as opposed to a bona fide storyteller. But it's not enough just to claim you're a storyteller.
Most people reading this probably h
5 Ways to Avoid Being DiminishedThere's a discussion brewing in comics about artists being more diminished as of late--that readers, reviewers, and publishers are focusing too much on writers rather than the artists who draw the book. I agree it's happening, but I'm not sure it's worth sounding an alarm over. I never felt diminished, but maybe I'm part of the exception. Maybe it's because I'm an artist and a writer.5 Ways to Avoid Being Diminished1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Either way, I do have a few thoughts on what artists can do to pull themselves out from under the rug.
1. DON'T DRAW LIKE A COG.
If you conform to a "house style", then you're at higher risk of being treated like an interchangeable cog in the comics machine. Yes, you're more likely to get consistent work, but you won't stand out as much. Therefor you'll be sought after less by big name writers, you're less likely to make a lasting impression on reviewers and readers, and you'll have a harder time getting raises (12 others draw like you and for less money).
I also suggests inking yourself if it helps. Penc
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