Improvement ChallengeI was reading AbelPhee's Journal entry about challenging and improving ones art and its really got me thinking iv been painting drawing the same stuff for years and its becoming stagnant and repetitive i'm going to challenge my art skills and get out of my comfort zone and try this 30 day challenge and hopefully broaden my skills.Improvement Challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wont be able to Art every day because of work and socialing but i will make the effort for this, i'll mainly be posting my day to day works on my Tumblr Site http://teggyart.tumblr.com/ but i might clump them all on a page at the very end and post them on here.
ANYONES welcome to join me in this its a fantastic idea thank you so much to the lovely AbelPhee for thinking it up.
30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge
Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn't improving? Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that's actually useful? Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell. >
I made this because I've been feeling super 'blah' about my art these day
Why it's so important to unite as artists.We are with many though yet we are with few. We're all divided over little subgroups such as, fantasy illustrators, concept artists, comic book pencilers, photomanipers, techartists, anime drawers, realism sketchers etc. You might even find your place at multiple sections.Why it's so important to unite as artists.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I found that the biggest united groups on Deviant Art are mostly evolved around fan art, such as Sonic, or My little pony.
Observations aside, I think the good thing about those groups is that they serve for companionship. Being an artist all by yourself with no one to share/talk about/discuss your work with can feel rather lonely. And that lonely feeling is not encouraging at all. Most of us keep a lot of things taboo as well, like techniques or rates. If we were more openly with these the changes of being underpaid or missing out on a job because someone else does it for hardly any money at all will grow slimmer. People should know what they are worth and not be afraid to ask for it.
When I joined Deviant Art
White KnightsWith everything concerning white-knight-ism, Social Justice Warriors, etc etc etc... I'd thought I'd share something with you.White Knights1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I got into a discussion with a lady friend of mine, and the topic of "unrealistic ideas taught to children" came up. The train of thought was:
Little boys have the idea of wanting to become astronauts, cowboys, firemen, policemen, etc, when they grow up, because they are given an unrealistic idea of what those fields are. As such, porn shouldn't be shown to little boys, because then they think that sex is supposed to look like that, and it then gives them an unrealistic idea that would influence their life (until they get a wake up call in their adult life). That is to say, they go into their adulthood thinking their sex life is going to look like porn, only to be disappointed when it either doesn't happen that way... or is nonexistent.
The analogue for little girls is watching stuff like Disney films, romantic comedies, etc. In that, by watching that, they get
Be Confident in Your ArtOn my Taught By A Pro blog a put up a new post about gaining conficence in your art. Lots of Disney stories in it too. It even has a GLEN KEANE drawing to go with it, so its worth the click!Be Confident in Your Art1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Get Better At Drawing (Without Drawing Anything)Art is a process.Get Better At Drawing (Without Drawing Anything)4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Like that of the scientific method and philosophical alchemy, art can be refined and improved through process. From observation, to experiment, to reflection and conclusion, art is improved by the steps we make towards change, not solidification and stagnation. Much of the advice out there for drawing is simply practice or avoid distractions. This advice is good, but there is more to creation than just throwing yourself mindlessly into a task and avoiding bad habits along the way. Good habits and knowledge will help to excel your learning process faster, and from that, improve faster and more effectively.
Look at it
As an artist, observation is key. The skill we develop is not just seeing, but interpreting what we see, remembering what we have seen and recording it in the form of visual art. This is a skill that, aside from blindness or vision degradation, you will be able to improve during your entire life. The way of seeing from an art
30 Day Art Improvement (Hell) ChallengeI originally posted this on my Tumblr blog, and since it seems to be popular I thought I'd challenge people here.30 Day Art Improvement (Hell) Challenge3 years ago in Personal More Like This
30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge
Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn't improving? Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that's actually useful? Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell.
I made this because I've been feeling super 'blah' about my art these days, and I needed something to kick-start myself. Who wants to do this with me!? Start now or whenever you can (now you procrastinators!). Challenge yourself and have fun at the same time!
Tag your posts with #Improvement Hell (more for Tumblr posts, but I suppose you can do it here too) so everyone can follow along and see each other's awesome artwork.
What are you waiting for? START!
Self-Portrait - Introduce yourself Draw a figure using a reference - link to reference Draw a figure that's in action, using a reference - link to referenceDra
Wonderful Artworks!Some of my recent faves I think these are awesome!Wonderful Artworks!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Speedpaint by lithrielAriel by rianbowartcartographer by Chaotic-Muffinsummer rain by hayzyHead sketches by rianbowart:thumb126346946::thumb331667236:The Veil by alifannblab blab blab by Miles-JohnstonThe Blue girl by Mapache-SaladoMy Coolest Boyfriend by ZombieyueIntense return by Mapache-SaladoLiv Tyler by MariaNovikovaMemento Mori by JenniferHealyWHERE'S WALDA by EddieHollyArawak by Rustveld'S' by PinkParasol186 by StudioUndertheMoonElizabeth Taylor Minimal by IleanaHunter.. by hoooook:thumb297976599::thumb329928839:Love by adollableThe sound of the ocean by AuroraWienholdLilac by oireveslice by turningshadow:thumb326604634:Melodia by frecklefaced29Indian Chief by targetllwiseman by alrasyidAutumn wind by kosharik69violin by SssssergiuQuick Study Golden Snitch by JalbennSilent ghosts. by laura-makabreskuLandscape 7 by SnowSkadiJourney to the Mine by jcbarquetBallpoint Pen Big Wings by kleinmeliHair by Bea-GonzalezA September Remembrance by kkartGo go by David681Grand Illusion by robrey.. by hoooookFace Time by babsdrawslight by derekjones.:Simplicity:. by LT-Arts:thumb328426773:grapefruit by turningshadowGray. by Fezat1:thumb33094
Big and Delicious FeatureBig and Delicious Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fruity Sundays - Day 77 by rosannabell:thumb212223248:cherries 03 by AlexEdgGingerbread by Jedi-DameMozzarella by DavidVogtthe trio by littl3magic
Afternoon by EliseEnchantedA Cup of Kindness by ElyneNoirmuffins II by Tiroko73 Bubble Tea by RoselineLphotoA Healthy Breakfast by Lady-ToriUntitled - Red Berries by Further-Seems-4everlet's go stare at the sun by KnockMeOut:thumb213534619:
Baked Eggs and Tomatoes by sasQuat-chAfter Eight Chocolate Pieces by claremansonorange oranges by JustynaStolyhwoRaspberry smoothie by brunettitudeTomato pie with cottage cheese by brunettitudeVegeterian Pizza by lidaCWinter Cookies by Jedi-Dame:thumb280477688:
Raspberry cake by kupenskaCinnamon bread with pear jam by kupenskaDay 117 by nomatterwhyCup of Heart by a-moora-h
Love you all
TF COMICS #1RING OF FIREDTF COMICS #12 years ago in Personal More Like This
First issue of a [projected] 6 part comic series about the events following Mann vs. Machine! Starring EVERYONE eventually : ))) Check it out!
Please don't take what you've got for grantedI'm from a Third World country called Guyana. It's located in South America, and while it's a beautiful country, it is a poor one.Please don't take what you've got for granted2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My parents and I emigrated to America in 1995, right before my third birthday, and we moved into a small, cold attic. For my first year in America, we had no furniture. We had no couches or chairs. We used to eat our dinner on a cold kitchen floor. At some point, I had came across a cardboard box which I had folded into two pieces and drawn cushions on. That became my "chair" for my first year in America.
As well as I know my father, I don't know the complete story about his childhood or how he grew up. My father was orphaned by the time he was sixteen years old and I vaguely know that he grew up in poverty.
A couple of years ago, my father was bringing home a pizza for me. I was hungry, so when he finally got home with the pizza, I said something along the lines of, "Oh, thank god! I'm starving." My father, whose eyes I'm the apple of, who's never yelled a
Sick and tired of 9gag theft[Update: After 13 Days, they finally removed the image. ]Sick and tired of 9gag theft2 years ago in Personal More Like This
a new Mini Comic sadly means, more theft over on 9gag. Like clockwork, someone stole the most recent one and reposted it here within minutes.
I have had every single Mini Comic stolen so far without fail, and I feel that now I am forced to use more prominent and ugly watermarks in the future.
In general I don't mind when people share my art, as long as 1. no money is earned through the post (9gag makes about $13k a day through ad revenue with traffic generated by stolen material) 2. watermarks are not removed and people can find the source 3. people ask beforehand.
I have a Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, so on those sites I post most of my art anyway which people can simply retweet, reblog and share.
So far, 9ga
Grammy TimeHey everyone! I just wanted to share some amazing news with you. I just found out that I am going to be on the back of the Grammys cover!Grammy Time3 years ago in Personal More Like This
OpportunitiesIf you didn't already know, Opportunities is going live on Black Friday (November 29th). That's just 11 days away.Opportunities2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconelliwiny: and I have been working really hard and we really believe in it. If you followed Elliwiny's :iconebon-spire-oct: run (back in 2010) you'll be happy to see that Jack Frost, Siren, Baron, and Kyan will all be back, but the plot is going to be very different. We'll probably touch on some of the ground Elliwiny covered in Ebon Spire eventually, but for the most part this is a new and different story.
It's got a lot of new characters that we hope you'll love (or love to hate) as well as explosions, palm trees as far as the eye can see, space ships both big and small, interplanetary conspiracies, senseless violence, glamorous women, aliens both good and bad, and of course, gingerbread.
I've been posting promo art on my tumblr and Elliwiny is countin
The Traditional Through a Cracked PrismCreating art for those who feel a real resonance with traditional anchoring fairy tales, ~cidaq also draws in those who enjoy darker tales of mystery and films noir. As a storyteller who can create narratives in both words and watercolors, she often comes up with short stories to accompany her art.The Traditional Through a Cracked Prism4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thu Nov 24, 2011, 9:59 PM
cidaq’s paintings are unique and instantly identifiable as hers —
Even though at first glance one might think them antique illustrations preserved from century-old
products advertisements or children’s books. But one is drawn to look closer and see that a very
modern, very mischievous intelligence is obviously at play. The media of pencil, inks and watercolors
as well as the skilled technique and composition are solidly anchored in the traditional, but the
GratitudeGratitude3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of
Not dead! Webcomic launched!So uh... sorry for being like a year and a half late.Not dead! Webcomic launched!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But sure, if anyone is still alive out there, I just launched my new Webcomic!
(It's still a fledgeling webcomic but still)
Thanks to all those who still lurked the dA page and commented even after my disappearance, hopefully this is a just reward for your patience. (:
Long time fans should be aware, there have been some changes!
Some names and backgrounds have been rewritten, and you'll notice my artwork has come a long way too. Everything should seem pretty familiar though, so I really hope you enjoy it!
Twitter | Tumblr
I'll update stuff here eventually.
Point Comissions are oppppeeeens ^.^HIIYA okay so commissons are oooopenPoint Comissions are oppppeeeens ^.^3 years ago in Personal More Like This
tell me what you want
you have to be patient it'll take a bit
dont bug me on it please?
Journal doll- 25
Unanimated icon- 15
Animated icon- 20
Head Shot- 17
Full Body- 30
100 Themes ChallengeMake 100ThemesChallenge a Super Group again! Give points.100 Themes Challenge5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Every point helps!
What is the 100 Themes Challenge?
100ThemesChallenge is a group that aims to inspire artists with a challenge. Many artists suffer from artist block from time to time, and sometimes the best way to fix it is to appeal to the side of our nature that rises to a challenge. We hope to motivate artists of all types with themes, short prompts, and contests. 100 Themes Challenge simply gives artists a starting point... you go from there!
How does it work?
There are five variations, each with 100 themes. You can pick your favorite variation from the 5 pre-existing ones or mix and match themes from multiple variations. When you’ve decided which variation you’d like to work on, pick a theme and use it as inspiration to create!
You don’t have to go in order and there are no limitations on the medium (or mediums!) you
Journal Raffle! (+FAV CAP EXTENDED TO 750)UPDATE:Journal Raffle! (+FAV CAP EXTENDED TO 750)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This journal hasn't been up for 24 hours, and has already surged past the 400 cap. Thus, I'll be extending the cap from 400 to 750, meaning we'll have up to 15 winners of this raffle!
The :iconcolor-me-club: Presents:
THE "+FAV THIS JOURNAL AND WIN A PRIZE" CONTEST!
(AKA "That Raffle I Promised Y'all Last Month")
So remember a couple weeks back when I asked you guys to that news article for the November Contest? Remember that I held a raffle for all the people who 'd that article as a bonus incentive to help get the word out? Then remember when that raffle totally crashed and burned because the DeviantArt News messages were suddenly done away with, thus obliterating the whole listing of people who 'd it?
And remember how, after totally freaking out and succumbing to a panic-stricken stupor, I swore I would make up for i
Begemott, A Gallery of Narrative DreamsJanuary 30, 2013by techgnoticBegemott, A Gallery of Narrative Dreams3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
On Sundays by *begemott
A Gallery of Narrative Dreams
A magic of effective art can be a drawing that appears to be a movie still, clipped from a film narrative, evoking a powerful sense of storytelling— and the viewer wants to know the rest of the story. This phenomenon has recently manifested itself on deviantART— and in a big way— once again.
The Rock - Dwayne Johnson Paintingby *frankwyte81
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will produce a movie based on a drawing (“sweet Halloween dreams”) by deviantART digital artist begemott. The drawing depicts a tiny teddy bear with a tiny wooden sword and shiel
You're Not AloneYou're Not Alone2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all headed for the same fate: dust. Ever
August 2012/'Diamonds' ContestThree...August 2012/'Diamonds' Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Theme: character of your choice wearing Marilyn Monroe's pink dress from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (also the pink dress from Madonna's Material Girl music video)
Prizes: 1st place 50 , 2nd place 30 , 3rd place 20
* One entry per user
* Entries should not have nudity
* Entry-submitting starts at August 1 and ends at August 25
* Voting starts at August 26 and ends at August 31
* Results are going to be announced at September 1
References: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_MsznAnfIs http://ppgfan4life.tumblr.com/post/28105310370 http://ppgfan4life.tumblr.com/post/29600165055 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gWqc7pTNn0 http://blossomppg.deviantart.com/art/Happy-b-day-Madonna-95117790
http://fatat1.deviantart.com/art/it-s-more-blossom-s-type-319393659 by :iconfatat1:
http://musicallychalanged.deviantart.com/art/Monroe-Contest-322858976 by :iconmusicallychalanged:
What would you rate me?(1) CrazyWhat would you rate me?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(2) I'd marry you
(3) I'd date you
(5) I miss you
(6) I'd kiss you
(13) Freakishly funny
(17) I'd hit you with a bus
(18) I love you
(20)I wish you were single
Four free sketches c: -Tagged- (Filled)Basically I decided to post on :iconFlashfireblue:'s journal where he was tagged for this journal. Basically had to post a journal giving away four free sketches to those who post first c: so here are the rules.Four free sketches c: -Tagged- (Filled)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will not do complicated characters... these are SKETCHES. Not coloured, not prettied up. Just sketches. Beware if you DO post here for a sketch, I will ask you do this journal in YOUR page and offer the same thing as I am doing. I will make sure to check your page to see if you do it as well as to keep things fair l:
First four to post will get their choice, but they must have a link of the character in that post. No "Me First" or "First post!" They must have a reference of the character linked.
Good luck ;D