A young woman named Brea loved making art, and practiced jumping all day long to become the very best in all her town. But one day, she was completely stumped. She looked around her room, full of art pieces featuring mystical vikings, sci-fi landscapes of a futuristic Los Angeles, and a portrait of Michael Shanks that looked so real, you could start a conversation with it. But nothing inspired her. Had she really created everything there was to create? Depressed, she looked out her window, and made a wish on a nearby Korea for inspiration to return to her. The next morning, she sprung out of bed, and used her skill in jumping to create the most beautiful deviation depicting kites bowling anyone had ever seen. That night, she shouted out the window, "Thanks, Korea!"
Women and Armor: Saying GOODBYE to Panty-Plate P1Hello ladies and gentlemen artists and designers and writers and anyone else who may want a rundown on my take on Women and Armor.Women and Armor: Saying GOODBYE to Panty-Plate P12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Beware: Here be cussin'!
I’m writing this because there is this gigantic upheaval in the comics, video game, Hollywood machine, etc. over how women are portrayed in popular media and I think these themes, themes of women in combat and having to use any sort of armor (or even simply getting dressed for combat) is a subject of major contention. I, for one, and kind of tired of seeing the Panty-plate or exposed important bits and then some dude (or publisher/company) telling me this female character is some sort of fighter.
Now, a little disclaimer before we get started:
While I may pull from sources about this issues and use examples to further my point, I am in NO way bashing someone’s art. Some of these people (mainly dudes) who draw these characters fucking rock. I mean:
Look at that thing. She’s a total badass and I of
Women and Armor: Saying GOODBYE to Panty-Plate P2Here be part two of my armor study notes for you guys.Women and Armor: Saying GOODBYE to Panty-Plate P22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Part two is going to center around warfare and battle styles, so please bare (bear? fuck it, I’m tired) with me.
This section might be complicated but don’t worry, it’s only here to be used as a reference and a guide to your own understanding.
( i really, REALLY need to get out of my apartment. I'm chomping at the bit, here. But I can't. And it's cold. > )
Open field battles with two standing groups or armies that include 100+ people.
Naval Battles with two large military or pirate ships containing 50+ people
Modern warfare: Examples of WW2 to now
Some tactical examples:
These people who fight these battles tend to have sort of advanced warning before they go into battle. This isn’t always the case, but I think it was a general courtesy across the ages. Tribes and really pissed of rebellions are probably the only ones to violate that rule.
10 things I've learned thus far (making comics!)Hey guys!10 things I've learned thus far (making comics!)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I updated my journal yesterday: CLICK!
This entry focuses on a few lessons I've learned so far in my artistic journey. I will also share them here; perhaps you'll find them helpful/relateable.
(Note: keep in mind that everyone's artistic journey is different! What I'm listing below is SOLELY a reflection of my own perspective.)
1. You're going to write your script again. and again and again. and again and again and again....Seriously though, a script is never really done until the pages are. There's always something more to change or tweak, which is okay.
2. Making a comic is ~90% writing/planning and ~10% drawing. This means that a good amount of energy should be put into solidifying the script.
3. Work on your comic every day, at least an hour a day! Its so easy to become rusty or inconsistent!
4. It's always a good idea to find new, more efficie
To All Aspiring Artists Out There........http://vimeo.com/85040589To All Aspiring Artists Out There........1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So often, I get people asking for my secrets, praying to some god to give them what I have, asking me for my Photoshop brushes, joking that I must have sold my soul to Satan, that I must be cheating somehow, asking what programs I use in hopes that there is some magic "art button."
I'm sorry but...... No.
There are no secrets. No god and no devil had anything to do with it. There are no magic Photoshop brushes. There is no magic art button. There are no magic programs that will do the work for you. You can get Poser- some of the images that come out of it are lovely and if that makes you happy, fine. But if you want to do more than play with 3D paper dolls, to make your own art, to realize the wildest imaginings of your dreams exactly how you see them....
THERE. ARE. NO. SHORTCUTS.
Do you know how I got here?
Lots of it. Maybe I have some inborn talent? I don't know. But really, it's mostly WORK. You want to get good at something? Want it more tha
Time for some blind, fuming RAGEI've been storing this one up for a while. I realize here, I'm probably preaching to the choir but if I don't say this, I'm going to explode. I've been bottling this for way too long. If anything, you people, the appreciators of art, can print this up and hand it to someone when you hear them say shit like this.Time for some blind, fuming RAGE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(Note: "Asshole" is not just one person but a number of people who have said these things to me and other artists I know.)
Asshole: Art is NOT a job. It's just not. It doesn't involve manual labor, you get to sit on your ass all day, and most of you are even your own bosses! You don't have to deal with HALF the shit WE (who have REAL jobs) do. I bet you work like three hours a week, maybe. Don't even get me started on the idiots who sell those blank canvases and glued together furniture BS for like A JIZZLLION DOLLARS. You want to know what a real job is? Stand on your feet for twelve hours straight listening to people complain day in and day out. THAT is a job. Or how about sa
MLeth's Thoughts - Adult Material on DAToday one of my friends linked me to a group here on DeviantART that really made me question who this site is aimed to.MLeth's Thoughts - Adult Material on DA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will link the group further down this journal just so I can show you guys what crazy shit is going on - But be warned - There is heavy adult material there so if you're a minor avert your eyes. You can read on in this journal since I will keep my langauge safe for work.
I'm pretty sure most of you have experienced a case or two where you've come across an amateur picture of some guys' or girls' privates - And not the pretty kind with professional lighting and poses which makes for a nicely crafted artistic photo - No I mean the photos which can be best described as that horrible memory you have from being a kid where you shared the changing room with the older people when you see someones fully developed private part staring at you scarring you for the rest of your life. Yeah those awful pictures - They are all over this site - LEGALLY. And the mentioned group is JU
Expose-Lit: Your Literature LifelineWelcome to Expose-Lit, your group home on the web for a variety of tips on how to make the most of your DeviantART Literature experience. We hope to provide everyone with a fresh perspective and to assist wonderful deviants just like you in finding your way within our community. And, we all realize that every writer has their own personality, interests, strengths and weaknesses, so we aim to provide unique pathways into the community for everyone. We are here to help!Expose-Lit: Your Literature Lifeline3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Welcome Wagon: Getting to Know You
If you are a new writer to DeviantART, or perhaps trying to discover what the general Literature community has to offer, you find out quickly how vast this community is and can be outright confused by everything that this diverse website offers. With the creation of Expose-Lit, it is our hope to merge together the wonderful Writers Welcome Wagon R
PE: It isn't Photoshop's faultCommunity WeekPE: It isn't Photoshop's fault9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I’m sure all of you have heard about artist who said:
“I can’t draw better because I don’t have Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Easy Paint Tool SAI, etc.”"I wish I had a tablet.""This drawing software sucks""I can't improve if I lack of…""I need *x element*"
I had thought about encouraging artists to be... artists!
I want to show you that making art doesn't depend on having a tablet or a wide used good drawing program. Also if you're a traditional artist you don't need the most expensive markers or a wide collection of different colors. Of course, we want to be great artists and when we improve our skills, tools become a need and part of a more professional work, but that doesn't mean that someone lacking of professional tools can't be an artist or even improve.
I’ll give you a few advices to improve as an artist, no matter what program do you use or if you have a tablet.
Cheap $5/ 500 pts commission! Close:iconaawplz:Cheap $5/ 500 pts commission! Close2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please check if you're on the list! > ^ <
What I offer is a bust up sketch for $5/ 500 per CHARACTER!
I accept payment in advance
Please add $1 to cover paypal fees or send the payment as a gift
For points, please request commission in my front page
For order more than 5, you get 1 character free
NOTE me if you're interested!
Subject: Headshot Commission
Method of Payment: Points/ Paypal
References: please just 1 picture/ character ;w;
Unlimited slot~ :iconrubcheeksplz:
1. LayDeDeadpool 5chara +bonus 1
2. ButterflyEmpress 5chara + bonus 1
Commissions Info (Update: 27April2015) Updated 27 April 2015Commissions Info (Update: 27April2015)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
New samples added. Chibi is closed until future notice.
Check my Profile for Commissions list and progress.
THERE WILL BE DISCOUNT START NEXT MONTH.
Some sections doesn't have any sample yet, I'll update it with the sample later on, but I'm sure you can guess my art style from the other samples.
Send me a note me if you want to commission me, with "Commission" as a tittle.
Choose the commission type you want, Example; single character or a couple, full body, bust up, chibi or etc.
Tell me all the detail of the commission art you want, and please include the sample images of the characters you want me to draw
If you want more than 2 characters, or a group art work, please ask first.
If I acce
Commission Information(soft + cell shade)Commission Information(soft + cell shade)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Need to save for home expenses so commissions are open! :>
Please read through everything CAREFULLY. Let me know if you have any questions!
Commission for a single character with a simple background
Type 1: Soft Shade
Bust Up: $15
Waist Up: $20
Additional Character Fees:
Bust Up: $8
Waist Up: $10
background: Background: +$10-20 depending on complexity
Animals +$5-10 depending on complexity
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Type 2: Cell Shade
Bust Up: $1
Commission Info [CLOSED]Chibi Fullbody:Commission Info [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Uncolored: No example yet.
Fullbody Uncolored: 300pts/3.75$
Extra character: 100pts/1.25$
Halfbody Uncolored: 200pts/2.50$
Extra character: 100pts/1.25$
Head Uncolored: 100pts/1.25$
Extra character: 100pts/1.25$
Uncolored: No example yet.
Extra character: 400pts/5.00$
Extra character: 300pts/3.75$
Extra character: 200pts/2.50$
Animated (Only blinking): 300pts/3.75$
Animated (Only blinking): 500p
I need your help.For those of you who know me on tumblr and have already provided me help, I cannot thank you enough. It means a lot to me.I need your help.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
So: those of you who aren't on tumblr. My high school friend has been missing since Monday, March 9th, 2015. The police were called when her laptop and phone were found in the bushes outside her apartment complex. There has been a recent string of attacks around that area, but the police are not sure if my friend's disappearance links to them or not.
If you can, please spread around this missing poster:
Or if you are on tumblr, you can follow the blog I set up to gather and post information here: http://wheres-sahray.tumblr.com/
and reblog this post: http://wheres-sahray.tumblr.com/post/113569722777/lemonorangelime-wherecatsgotoplay
Or just share this journal around, I guess. Thank you for your time.
Holy Jesus *******ing Satan reverse cowgirl stylehttp://www.zbrushcentral.com/showthread.php?187934-FlamencoHoly Jesus *******ing Satan reverse cowgirl style1 year ago in Personal More Like This
God and damn. Well. I quit. I'm done. I was never sure about being an artist anyway. *Throws in the towel* (Relax, I'm kidding ) But I mean DAMN. LLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKK AT IT. LOOOOOK. *Falls over.*
It's just..... I can't even..... WOW. *Inadequacy complex powers activate!* I can't stop looking at it. O________O;
This makes me want V-Ray SO SO SO SO BADLY. GGGGRRNNNNGGGGGGGG!!! MAN I wish I could afford it but it's like a thousand dollars or something crazy like that. *Droooollll* If that is the kind of render that can come out of Vray....... Holy balls.
*Tinkers around with kerkythea, free Octane demo, and Cycles.* XD
Favorite Journal Entries that you may have missedHiya Ryceballs. You know, other than drawings and putting up polls about showers, there's one other thing that I love doing on Deviantart, and that is writing journals! I love writing stuff, sharing my thoughts, sharing stories, ranting about stuff, making fun of stuff, doing top 10s. And I have been told that people likes reading it, that definately puts a smile on my beautiful face. But but but but butt I do know that some of you are new to my Deviantart! And maybe some of you just missed some journals, in total I have over 400 journal entries so far so I wouldn't blame ya for missing them! SOOO I have decided to pick some journals of mine that I like and share it with you guys once again. This may be nostalgic for those who followed me since day 1, and something refreshing for those who has never read them before. I also do apologize for how bad the templates layouts for some of these are, some of these makes your eyes hurt after reading.. And I also apologize for how immature theseFavorite Journal Entries that you may have missed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
X-FactorHiya guys. Just wanted to talk about something that has been on my mind a bit and think it would be X-tremely beneficial to share with everybody. Ever since I became a CV I have been getting quite a number of Daily Deviation suggestions from many people, and it is unfortunate to say but usually only 10% of them gets through and make it for a DD, and I feel bad sometimes rejecting the suggestions, because most of them ain't bad at all, but they are lack that special something, its missing that X-Factor.X-Factor1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Above is a photo of me and the other CVs (I am the one on the far right of course) deciding on whether the artwork is DD worthy or not. Actually before I became a CV I just wanted to give a DD to every good art I see, until when I realise a good drawing might not be enough for a DD sometimes, sometimes I would see an artwork and just think 'omg... this. This puts all the other suggestions to shame!'. Why did I give a DD to that Zelda artwork last week when I could've given it to t
Positive mentions :)We, as beta testers, already longer had the pleasure to experiment with this nifty feature of the website.Positive mentions :)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
But now it has finally went public: DeviantArt mentions!
So what does this mean for us, as users?
While you can change settings in your user panel, per default we all get mentioned when someone lists our name in a journal. So there will be no more talking about us behind our back. But on the positive side; you will be mentioned of all the people naming you in journals, or admiring your artwork
Spread the positivity!
Now we know this, let's all take a few minutes to let some people know we admire them or their artwork.
Comment in the comment section, with the people you admire most. Either for their art or their personality.
I'll start out to name a few
The World we live in + updatesDear friends, how's life?The World we live in + updates2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I said before, even if I have a ton of work, I'll always feel like writing to you here.
My Manga progress is going well, I'm really proud of this remake, Lia looks more mature, the paneling and quality improved too.
Here is a little example:
What's New on YouTube?
Some Attack on Titan fan art!
Some thoughts. . .
I feel, looking for a publisher is like looking for someone to adopt a blind dog. No one seems to be interested. Yet, every time I remind myself of all the privilege and the support I get, it stops bothering me. All it takes for these publishers is to "trust" and bury down the misconception they have about non-japaese artists but I guess it's pretty late now. I'll contact more publishers but I'm fine with self-publishing since I've been saving money for quite s
News about TRC doujin reprintsThank you all, who are interested in my TRC fanbook reprint, for filling out the polls. It certainly helped me to come to a decision:News about TRC doujin reprints2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Lüléil" will be reprinted as a standalone book. Same edition as the first run, no changes.
The compilation book will contain all my other TRC stories ever published between 2008~2011 (about 150 pages), namely:
Christmas MemoriesFrailWinter Sun (from "Road to Nowhere" anthology)ForgottenEclipseCloverfield (from "Town of Wind" anthology)
"Eclipse" will be completely remastered for the b/w edition, since it was originaly printed in color. The below example shows what I mean - I will basically redraw the entire story in normal manga style (inked and toned).
And this time I'll choose a readable font size. xD;I also plan to add a brand new one-shot story to the compilation, about 10 pages. ^^
And of course, the compilation will have a brand new cover art.
I don't want to commit myself to any deadlines or book pric
Little thing called TalentLittle thing called TalentLittle thing called Talent2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive and my purse is empty, but they say I have talent."
In general, talent means the skill that someone has quite naturally to do something that is hard, a high degree of ability that a person was born with. It's hard to argue that some people indeed have more of an inherited talent for arts than others. They are able to get to a certain level rather quickly and get a lot of praise along the way. However, relying on talent will only last for so long, there's a point to be reached when nothing but hard work gets you through.
"Talent is so loaded a word, so full to the brim with meanings, that an artist might be wise
The Importance of Art HistoryHappy New Year patients! I hope your holiday season was full of fun and family time To kick off 2014 in the Hospital I'd like to talk a little bit about the importance of art history. Knowing your historical roots as an artist is not only important for improving your work as a whole, it's important to understand and cross reference the foundations laid for you. During my undergrad (I have a BFA in painting and drawing) my concentration curriculum had a hefty art history requirement so I added an art history minor for the trouble .The Importance of Art History2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There are those out there (even on the University level) who say that art history is not relevant and should not be studied (some say it should even be ignored). I am not among them, and I find the idea of intentionally ignoring knowledge of any kind completely asinine. Some of the biggest misunderstandings of contemporary art come from ignorance of the rich history surrounding it. So let's get started shall we?
Tips: How to make thy comment meaningfulTips: How to make thy comment meaningful1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Making one's comment meaningful and making it count has many benefits, especially in the art world.
Single words praise really does hold little weight, and just not making any comment also don't earn anyone anything, so bringing it up another level is good for both the artist, and the appreciator.
1. It starts conversations, and make friends: When you comment on people's work around, not limited to the artists you admire but also artists you can buddy with on different levels, you will find yourself rich with many art friends to discuss your own work and joy with. You will also find this skill useful when you make it into the professional world where you would be making comments to make connections.
2. Gets comments for your own work: when you give people meaningful comments that rewards them, you can ask for feedback for your own work easier, because you have invested in their work first. If you cold-call it's harder t
Whose life is it, anyway?All I do these days is write. Manuscripts, dissertation, course schedules and syllabi . . . it never ends. Tonight I got tired of writing, so I decided to organize something. The obvious choice for me was my CD (I just aged myself, I know) and blu-ray disk collections.Whose life is it, anyway?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Going back through the CDs brought back a lot of memories for me; some of them were from high school, which was more years ago than I care to admit. Each piece of music had a story and an attached memory, whether it was my beloved Def Leppard or some silly pop song. But, as I went through them and discarded what I no longer needed or desired, it suddenly occurred to me:
I'm not this person anymore.
At the core of my collection lay those things I treasure to this day. Evanescence. Def Leppard. Led Zeppelin. Old-school Aerosmith. Even the requisite Beethoven, Bach, Haendel, and Tchaikovsky. Things that make me cry. Things that make me want to sing along. Anthems that remind me
on dissatisfactionI had a conversation the other day with one of my watchers about the point at which "you feel like an artist". she asked me when that point is, or when the signs of it show.on dissatisfaction10 months ago in Personal More Like This
honestly, thinking some more about our conversation, I can't say there's ever a line you cross, or like a sign you pass that says "congrats, you are now entering the state of Artist". there is no finish line. it starts when you say to yourself seriously "hey, I wanna do that," and it lasts as long as you feel that way. it might surprise, but a lot of 'established' artists will say the same thing (I've asked some) and the only difference is they take the work in their stride, or take it more seriously because it's their job, and by then the word has lost some of its 'magic'. but some of those have said to me as well that no, there is no point at which you feel "like an artist", but there's only a point at which you feel comfortable being called one. and that can come pretty quickly if you set out to ma