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 mo
ANGRY RANTINGS...or should I say Doujinshi is on fire.ANGRY RANTINGS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Currently there is a giant mess of legislation coming down the crap pipe on behalf of, you guessed it, American copyright police trying to reign in on the fan-comic market. They are attempting (obviously in my interpretation of the post) to wiggle their way between a group of people pouring their hearts and souls into their work and the copyright holders.
I understand that the end game for these...people is money, I get that but where the hell do they expect to find new talent (despite the sludge of porn and fan service) amongst the rough? This a blatant attack on something they know nothing about and refuse to educate themselves on in attempt to not only stop "Child pornography" (even though it's just the style of work...nobody is connecting the dots on that.) and attempting to stop us from ifiltrating the minds of already tainted youth with their rap music and goth underworld.
If Lady Gaga did manga, people would want to know more about it....
Quick Tips: On Referencing AnatomyReference from real life whenever possible.Quick Tips: On Referencing Anatomy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you reference or copy from another artist's studies/sketches/art, you may be copying their mistakes as well. Furthermore, an artist's studies are their notes and --just like with history or chemistry notes-- copying someone else's notes will not help you fully understand the material. To completely understand anatomy, you must take your own notes and build your own understanding through observation.
This is probably a no-brainer for many artists but... ~scruffynerfherder and I were talking about this last night, and with the increase of "anatomy studies" showing up on dA's front page, it's been on my mind. DA's resource category has some great material, but I also feel like there is a lot of misleading information taught by amateurs who really probably shouldn't be teaching things like shading or anatomy, because they have a less-than-stellar grasp on it themselves. I'm not trying to knock anyone here, but it's a bit tr
Price of the Art on dAI would like to move a very specific thread.Price of the Art on dA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's about the price of art and commissions. Because there are a lot of questions; what decides for the price of art? Why it is worthy? And why do we buy commissions?
Some is already written here: http://goldenwolf.deviantart.com/journal/26548172/#comments
I've met with many people who were complaining about the price of art, especially why it is expensive and it doesnt deserve. Even some person did a drama just because prices of my art are *too* expensive. And I'm not alone, I've saw on some proffessional artists who are on dA as well.
I noticed the price of art on deviantART is very low.
Like many people complains that full colored picture plus you get original for 50-70$ is too much. I did some research and counted how much artists originally earn (out of dA)- even a simple artist earns 5 times more than great artists on dA which I know.
Do you know on Eurofurence just only PRINT can be sold there for 100-500 euros?
Do you k
$15 Commissions to save my dog [CLOSED]My dog didn't make it...$15 Commissions to save my dog [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please click here to read: http://tatouji.deviantart.com/journal/Bye-bye-my-friend-271285063
Some bastard ran over my dog today, the bastard didn't even try to stop his damned car, not even try to help my dog after ran over him. Gizmo's (named after Gizmo from Gremlins♥) at the vet clinic right now, he needs surgery, that bastard broke his legs. We don't know how much is it going to cost, but I don't care, it's my dog, we're together since I was 9 years old, I love him, I need to save him.
$15 PENCIL COMMISS:
* $15.00 Bust-Up
* +$10.00 per extra character.
* +$10.00 for character design
Want to order?
Send a NOTE titled "Sketch Commiss"
How does it works?
Expose-Lit: Your Literature LifelineWelcome to #Expose-Lit, your group home on the web for a variety of tips on how to make the most of your DeviantART Literature experience. We hope to provide everyone with a fresh perspective and to assist wonderful deviants just like you in finding your way within our community. And, we all realize that every writer has their own personality, interests, strengths and weaknesses, so we aim to provide unique pathways into the community for everyone. We are here to help!Expose-Lit: Your Literature Lifeline1 year ago in Literature More Like This
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If you are a new writer to DeviantART, or perhaps trying to discover what the general Literature community has to offer, you find out quickly how vast this community is and can be outright confused by everything that this diverse website offers. With the creation of #Expose-Lit, it is our hope to merge together the wonderful Writers Welcome Wagon R
Say NO to the Internet PricesI've been observing a situation of the artist who courageously set up their prices on very decent prices (in meaning: no more 50 bucks full color image of yer characters! but almost 200$ one for her really nice character painting) where I felt so proud of her for being brave to set up the real price of the art. But I was also a witness of bunch of complaining people (mostly I noticed they were young) screaming that her art is not worth for shitload bucks.Say NO to the Internet Prices2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I really wanted to slap faces of these people.
Really, who decide that someone's art is worth that price?
You do not decide how much wort is my art - as my work.
You do not know how much effort I've put into a piece, countless hours, stress, time, including also a years of practice and studies, frustration as well personal finances into the art materials.
Do you think my art is a fun hobby?
You do not decide if my art is a form of fun and what are real feelings with the artist while working on artwork as part of paid job.
It's no more
How to cope with Art BlocksAlmost every single artist has at one point or the other in their life lost motivation, inspiration or even both and without the knowledge of how to deal with what we then call an Art Block, it can take a long time to overcome this lack of artistic drive. A time that might otherwise be used for further improvement and personal artistic growth.How to cope with Art Blocks1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So today I would like to give you a few tips on how to defeat an art block. There is no definite guarantee to either of them, as everybody experiences their blocking differently but maybe you can at least find small suggestions that will eventually help.
Inspiration is literally everywhere, you just need to open your eyes to see it.
We can find inspiration through:
Letting your favourite books, movies, series or games inspire you is always one of the most obvious ways. Fan Art is a good way to retrieve inspiration because most of all y
Describing your CharactersDescribing your CharactersDescribing your Characters1 year ago in Resources More Like This
When it comes to characters, we writers have a certain goal: to bring these people to life in the readers' imaginations. But for this to work, two things need to happen.
1) The character needs personality.
2) The readers need to be able to visualize the character as they read.
The first is achieved through characterization, while the second is traditionally thought to be achieved through physical description. What I’d like to discuss in this journal entry, however, is how physical description also needs to contribute to a character’s personality, and how it’s actually characterization, more than anything, that helps the readers visualize a character.
Take a look at the following example.
1) When I entered Mr. Jed's office, he stood and smiled at me. He had a big nose and short, brown hair. He wore a dark suit. I shook his hand.
What do you know about Mr. Jed from this br