A NEW art school- a few thoughtsHey everyone. I've been thinking a lot about art schools and how we learn as artists. So much so, that I'm at the point where I think I want to start an "online art school". Why the quotation marks? Because I'm still not sure if "School" is the right word for this new website I want to create. Without giving out much information because this is all a bit early, I want to talk about the motivations and goals we're trying to address with this future site. I said "we" on purpose. I have a business partner in this and his background is in creating online education (not artistic) schools from the I.T. side of things. Thank goodness also, because I know nothing about that side of things.A NEW art school- a few thoughts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I guess you could say things started when I wrote my first book, "Creating Characters with Personality". While there are many, many drawings I would love to redraw for that book, I still like that book and get great responses from it because of one thing: the viewpoint I chose on that book was to
Fan Art Friday: DeadpoolHello and welcome to the 60th edition of Fan Art Fridays I'll be featuring 10-15 pieces of fan art, by fandom each week. This week will feature art of DeadpoolFan Art Friday: Deadpool1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
161214:Steampool by Creature13 Deadpool Vs Domino by itsthekitsunekid Deadpool chibi amigurumi! by ChillyBlackDwagon Deadpool Kataners by Deadpool7100 DeadPool Gangnam Style by NoxDMartinez
They're making a Deadpool game!Just for anyone who didn't know, there was a trailer for an upcoming Deadpool game!They're making a Deadpool game!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The 'they' creating it are Activision and Highmoon (the guys behind the awesome transformer games)
Point is it looks awesome!
Check out the trailer here: http://youtu.be/XqORbzbEfoM
And the game page here: http://deadpoolgame.com/#!/home
Needless to say it looks awesome!
And yes Nolan North is back as Deadpool.
The Leviathan and the Death of HopeWarning: contains spoilers concerning the Leviathan DLC, Mass Effect 3 and my notions about what good writing is. Duh.The Leviathan and the Death of Hope3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are moments when I wish I could just turn off my writer's sense at a whim and "just go with it". Ignore that a story in a game, or a movie, or a book, or a TV show is flawed in my opinion, just to enjoy the views, get an adrenaline rush from all the flashing colors and have fun. And truth be told - it usually works that way... Just not for the universes I tend to care about. If you got me invested in your franchise, I will expect you to deliver the goods. 'Tis how the cookie crumbles.
Which brings me to the Leviathan DLC. I've seen a lot of positive reviews and emotions towards it popping up all over the internet before I was even able to check it out myself. My hopes were high, and, initially, I loved it. It had a sense of exploration Mass Effect 3 was seriously lacking and the TGES Mining Base really reminded me of Noveria... It was spot on.
A word of Warning.Hi Everyone BML founder here. I need to let everyone know of an incident that has arisen that affects everyone here. The pseudonym "Detheditor" has posted a threatening comment with demands that I step down as founder of the BML, giving control of the BML to Rahiden or him and his horde of accounts he's made or is making will spam everyone associated to the BML.A word of Warning.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've spoken with the other admins(all but Aiden) and we're pretty much all in agreement that "We don't negotiate with terrorists." So this means that Deth, his few friends(if you could even call em that) will launch an attack on the BML and its members. As you can see by the comment left on the main page and the bit of dialog he had with Shorjok that the intention is to set demands and then be able to blame me for you all being spammed when I fail to comply with them. As per usual, his attempts are misguided and half baked(the kind of thing I'd expect from a 15 year old kid with no life and no real friends). Members of the BML
I have asexuality: don't assign me yours"The brief relationships I had, once people realizedI have asexuality: don't assign me yours2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
there was no sex, they lost interest fast."
Mark from Asexuals Project
I have a sexuality
Asexuality is a sexual orientation where a person does not experience sexual attraction. The purpose of this journal though is a little broader than asexuality and, as the title has clued you in, is noting that many of us have our own sexuality; don't assign someone else yours.
In January, I posted Asexuality: I am louder than who I say I am, a journal to raise awareness to issues surrounding knowledge and confusion related to asexuality. I brought up asexual stigma, what asexuality is defined as and that misconceptions and not caring to know of a sexual orientation is in and of itself, damaging. The comments reflected their support of awareness and showed a healthy, strong,
What Is A Social Justice Warrior (SJW)?(My thoughts on the matter shall be in bold / parens)What Is A Social Justice Warrior (SJW)?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Social justice warriors believe in an extreme left-wing ideology that combines feminism, progressivism, and political correctness into a totalitarian system that attempts to censor speech and promote fringe lifestyles while actively discriminating against men, particularly white men. They are the internet activist arm of Western progressivism that acts as a vigilante group to ensure compliance and homogeny of far left thought.
The true definition of SJW is up for debate, but most generally it has become a catch-all term that describes feminists and liberals who actively try to solve the perceived social injustices of modern society by organizing in online communities to disseminate propaganda, censor speech, and punish individuals by getting them terminated from their employment. They have also been successful at positioning themselves in the upper echelons of universities, media organizations, and tech companies.
UV Unwrapping Video Tutorial for MayaMade this today. First time making a video tutorial, so be gentle - hah. I honestly hadn't realized, before today, that I could full-screen capture with my imac just built in with the OS. It's all awesome and easy and stuff. Voice Over added with iMovie. Sorry if its a bit rushed - I didn't exactly plan it out all that well. heh. ^_^;;UV Unwrapping Video Tutorial for Maya3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Or view it here: https://vimeo.com/53195083
Yay for American Independence. No, really!An odd statement for a quasi-neo-imperialist to say, I know, but if the Colonials hadn't (justifiably) got shirty over lack of representation in Parliament, the British Empire would never have become the behemoth that it did.Yay for American Independence. No, really!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to the rebellion/revolution, the British Government changed the way it conducted itself so as to ensure such an incident would never happen again.
Had they not, a revolution similar to that seen in France, 1789, would have very likely occurred on home turf.
The French leadership maintained their "all powerful" façade, and in assisting the American colonies, spent a fortune. This further angered their already irate people, who, in seeing that it could be done, decided to have a little revolution of their own.
So, with the economy booming thanks to renewed transatlantic trade between Fair Blighty and the newly formed United States and with Britain's arch enemy France focused on tearing itself apart, there was nothing to stop the Empire's expansion.
By 1922, i
Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide Pt01The following five part guide is a collection of tips and tricks for stockers and those who would like to become stockers but don't know where to start - based on my personal experence. While reading, keep in mind that most of what is outlined below are guidelines and not a set of rules you never ever cross - there are exception to everything but the very first rule (I would say copyright is not debatable, after all, you expect others to respect yours, too). Also, this has gotten very long and still, I feel I forgot stuff... So if you have any additions you'd like to see in here, feel free to comment!Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide Pt012 years ago in Art Features More Like This
>> What you will find in this guide:
Part 01: Introduction & Note on Copyright [you are reading it]
Part 02: What should I put online? incl. Subject Choice | Dealing with Abuse | Technical Basics for Stock Images | Lighting setup | Tips and tricks on getting the most out of your camera |
My views on the Failure that is NarutoWell to be honest considering the depths of my disappointment with the manga I didn't think I could be let down any further. But hearing about Kishimoto's latest interview just caused things to hit a new low for me. In sticking with my proclamation that I was basically done with the manga, and any further continuation of what I felt is now a deeply flawed work, I had been staying away from the forums and such. However like the godfather it seems that, "Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in." I’m not even going to consider this a Sage’s corner, but instead a letter of resignation as a fan of the manga. This isn’t going to affect my writing though as thanks to the comments of you readers it is easy to remember that fanfiction and our imaginations is where we go to escape the disappointments we find in the source material. It goes further than wish fulfillment for me though as it is truly a place where I can find these characters as I feel they shouldMy views on the Failure that is Naruto1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Tips for creating dark artTips for creating dark art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Tips for creating dark art
I have heard many people's opinions about dark art. What defines it? What's it's main features? There is many who think they create dark art, but others who tell them THAT isn't what dark art is. But is that fair? Is it up to us to decide what dark art is OR is it something we need to feel. Something that comes to every human in need and offers a cold a dark reality of comfort. Here are the opinions of some dark artists...
"Go beyond the cliché and open your mind. People think creating something dark means you have to stick to cemeteries, goth chicks, and muted tones, which is false! Embrace colour in your dark work. Use your emotions and use your art to explore the darker side of your soul. I have found some of my darkest pieces came from me sitting outside in the sunshine and simply remembering something. Such as how the sun
Photomanip News: March 2014Welcome!Photomanip News: March 20142 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wow! The photomanipulation community has been crazy busy lately! What's new? How can you get involved? Read on to find out!
Did you know about the Photomanipulation tournament that is currently underway? The tournament pits teams of photomanipulators against one another, lets them choose each other's theme, and then decides who does it best! More information: Intermediate and Advanced.
It's too late to sign up, but stay tuned for the amazing results that are coming! You can see them in the tournament folders in CRPhotomanipulation.
Dark Photomanipulation Week
Next week (beginning March 10th) is Dark Photomanipulation Week at projecteducate! Be sure to watch that group to see the featur
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 108:iconarrheartplz:BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 108:iconarrheartplz:BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 1082 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here's the feature of deviantARTSupporters group.
You will see here BEST works created by the members.
:iconlovesplz: FEATURES :iconlovesplz:
Stock Radar #5Stock Radar #52 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fractalayicious II by laurentiusmark93 Ranunculus by SarahharaS1
Owl Stock 04 by NellyGraceNG
Monument 4 by MASYON
Cherry Pin Up - Back by KaylaDavion
Digital Art Texture 121 by mercurycode Steampunk 2 by Fluffybunny29stock
Rusty Chain Transparent PNG by Bloody-Goodbyes Shiny Things by mldoxy
places562 stock by pranile
Paris Opera House28 by faestock Tecnologic! Stock by EmeraldVenom-Stock
Cyberbulling solved! Read for more information!I now understand everything!Cyberbulling solved! Read for more information!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
One of the admin team of my own group wrote this in the group's description:
"This group is for you to share that one piece that you feel looks terrible. It's a place where you can share it and instantly get feedback, tips, tricks, and encouragement. We want to help any new DA users become someone that can be confident in their work as they improve through the help our community can give."
That is NOT what I have wrote! I was cyberbulled!!! And now I DO NOT blame all those comments made in this group. Because they just said what they have read.
I am not sure which of the admin were the one who changed this group's description. So I cut all power from both.
If you alow me, I would like to say:
Dear members and visitants It's an honor to me to have you here. Your work is very good. You are a artists! Please keep doing your art!!
Truly with all my heart
Dark Groups FeatureThere are so many groups on dA that focus on dark/horror/macabre artworks. Bellow are some groups I know about.Dark Groups Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In-Obscuro :iconIn-Obscuro: - They only except Photo Manipulations of the dark kind. They also have a great poll called 'The Chosen One' where the winner of the poll gets a huge feature and interview.
Ombre-De-Nuit :iconOmbre-De-Nuit: - We are a peaceful site in the shadows where dark souls can feel at home. Our goal is to give dark and horror/macabre digital artists a voice and a place to share their creations. And, why yes, we do in fact have cookies.Anyone can join our group, but only quality submissions will join our wicked gallery.
PsychoArtistUnited :iconPsychoArtistUnited: - Welcome to this side of the world This group was founded by rottenz and latter given to StarsColdNight so here i encourage you to share your most twisted, freaking, and darkest works
How to be a respectful member in a GroupCommunity WeekHow to be a respectful member in a Group1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The majority of us are members of groups, and while we might have different reasons to join, and different things expected of our membership in said groups, it is important to be a respectful addition to a group, and to our community. Here are a few tips on how to be a respectful member of your groups, even when you become frustrated by whichever situation might come up.
In regards to submitting your art:
Of course submitting your art is one of the main purposes of joining a group. However before you jump into things and start sending out a million art submissions to various groups, you should pay close attention to each individual group's rules and guidelines! There is no room for assuming things when it comes to groups, each group has its own set of guidelines, and they might wildly differ from what you expect! So read the info they provide, or send a note to ask a question, but don't just ignore it all and spam your art in places it might not e
Art SchoolFrom what I've viewed around dA, the general consensus about "art school" is that it's an enormous waste of both time and money. Stories about pretentious professors, failed experiments, and unsupportive families get a lot of attention. I think there are aspiring artists out there who enter art schools with the idea that everything they learn will be intuitive and that there is no real need to understand much less study the very basics because that would make them "mindless sheep." Others don't receive enough support from friends or family and cannot complete their education. There's validity to both arguments, and I've dealt with both. If there's one thing that I want you to take away from this blog, it is this: you can do whatever you want, as long as you're willing to fight hard for it.Art School2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Inb4 "telling kids they can be whatever they want is a filthy lieeeee"
College is hard but totally worth it if you know what you
Pray for an End of MingiIn some tribes of the Omo River Valley in southwestern Ethiopia, certain childrenPray for an End of Mingi3 years ago in Personal More Like This
are considered Mingi (Impure, Ritually polluted)
Reasons for being declared Mingi are:
Being born out of wedlock.
Being the result of an unplanned pregnancy.
Being born a twin.
Being born with some sort of deformity or imperfection.
Having one's genitals injured in some way.
Having ones teeth develop in the upper jaw before the lower jaw.
Chipping a tooth during childhood.
Children declared Mingi are considered cursed by the spirits.
It is also believed that Mingi children will bring misfortune to
the community if allowed to live.
Children declared Mingi are either abandoned to die or killed.
Mingi children are either drowned, starved, or, in the case of infants,
have dirt stuffed in their mouths so that they choke to death.
Please, please pray that this evil practice stop!
INFO AND WAYS TO HELP
Tip By RankaStevicThese tips are all related to my new work but you can try to use them in some of your works. I will explain how to add noise to help creating the effect of canvas and how to draw semi-colored circles you can see in my last manipulation.Tip By RankaStevic2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Drawing semi-colored circles:
Create a new layer.
Grab Ellipse Tool, pick a color of your choice, and draw a circle while holding Shift button. Vector mask thumbnail will appear beside.
Grab Paint Bucket Tool and fill the shape with black color. The previous color will disappear, leaving just empty circle.
Add a layer mask.
Grab a very sof brush (Hardness 0%, Flow 20%) and with white color on Vector thumbnail paint over the circle, focusing on just one half of it.
Create new layer.
Use Paint Bucket Tool and fill the layer with black color.
Hit D on your keyboard to set colors on default.
Go to Filter-Noise-Add Noise. The amount you'll add depends on size of your document and your personal taste. I put 35% but you can exper
Beautiful Art Made With My Stock IVBeautiful Art Made With My Stock IV2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gypsy caravan by Kiorsa Hell by FantasyArt0102 Mystic Room by mimi-san3 Pirate by leslie632 Casterly Rock by ElegantWaster Story of a Shoe by Elsapret
Abandoned by jimo66 Creator of Seasons by nova63 Dinnertime by ShortCircuit123 Wish I Can Fly by axymaid The Old Cottage Premade by WDWParksGal Beach dragon by MaSi-83 Who I Truly Am by Gman513 yeah my baby's pretty as a car crash by forever-halloween
Demona by NoorBlncyah Dark music by aaen90 By the window... by thanosvas Inferno by annemaria48
Chaaaaange?“Why don’t you launch a Kickstarter campaign?”Chaaaaange?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
“Have you heard of Patreon?”
“Why doesn’t your site have a Donate button?”
Put simply, I have this (evidently archaic) opinion that; if you want to make money, you have to do the work first. I don’t like the idea of taking money off people unless they get something for it immediately, not [insert timeframe here] down the line. It feels like a scam. That’s why I produce all those cheap digital comics: to finance my larger projects (and which is why I get pissed off when I find them being distributed freely online, because it slows everything down).
Even for large projects, like video-games that only have a niche audience and which big publishers won’t ever assist: I don’t see crowd funding as a particularly good way to go about getting production capital. I prefer the early release approach, such as that Mojang took with Minecraft.
No complete product? Giv
Commissions Open!!!Hi guys,Commissions Open!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm opening Commissions:
Images with simple background.
Digital Lineart Grayscale : 20 USD . (15 USD for Extra Character)
Digital Color Cell Shade : 40 USD . (25 USD for Extra Character)
Digital Color Shade Soft : 50 USD . (25 USD for Extra Character)
Complex Background : Around 10 USD . (We will have to negotiate depending on the difficulty.)
Rules /Guidelines .Plz , Pay Attention
Furry ( human characteristic)
I can make comics too
I don't draw:
( any doubt ask me)
About the work: