Keeping your Account Safe!Hi guys, just want to give everyone a friendly reminder about account security. Keeping your account and email passwords secure is the most important factor in not getting your account hijacked by anyone.Keeping your Account Safe!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Sipping tea with your Muse Only by fostering a facility with the vocabulary of your artistic medium of choice, can you begin to really free yourself to be open to being creative with it.Sipping tea with your Muse11 months ago in Personal More Like This
The size of that vocabulary is another matter, and that’s about growth, improvement and development. These are important as well, and intricately linked to creativity, in parallel (more on that in a future article). But first let’s talk simply about the genesis aspect of art.
Remember when you were in high school, doodling in the margins of your notebooks? Ballpoint pen and edges of blue-lined notebooks, with half an ear listening to the lesson of the day? There was a familiarity in that setting, and ease that you moved through when you sketched these throwaway doodles. Every once in a while you’d accidentally make one that you’d really like, and you’d save that scrap of paper with notes on American History melding into the lines of a drawing of your D&D charac
Bobby Chiu's 4 keys to setting good goalsGOOOAAALS! The World Cup is the perfect time to talk about goals.Bobby Chiu's 4 keys to setting good goals9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Setting good goals is useful to not just artists but anyone who wants to achieve something.
When I graduated college and started my career, my goals were unfocused. Basically, I just wanted to get a job doing what I love, which in my case is of course drawing and painting. That was my whole goal. I didn't aim for anything more than that, and as a result, my career went nowhere.
Then, after reflecting on my career and examining the careers of people I admired (again, not just artists), I developed a master plan for my success that basically boiled down to four things:
1. Recognize the importance of setting goals.
Let's say you have the extraordinary ability to kick a ball farther and more accurately than anyone you know. As a result, you want to become a soccer player. But then when you're on the soccer pitch and the ball comes to you, you just kick it as hard as you can in what
Art and expectationsDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and expectations8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There are times when having way too low or way too high expectations can lead to bad results and have a negative impact on things that we do and how we feel.. but how to deal with this problem? How to achieve the perfect balance that would help us in our creative journey? Here are my thoughts about the topic, that I hope might be helpful for you.
Too low expectations
When you think that you're not good enough, that you lack the skill, talent that other artists have, being afraid of failing and overthinking all the time. But all those things do only harm - stopping you from actually doing the work, even though you may think that you are not able to do that, it doesn't mean that it's true. You'll never know if you won't try.
It's so easy to find all those excuses, but it takes a lot of persistence to not let doubts and low self-esteem stand in our way. We all are humble and we all have flaws.
How can I tell when a model has anorexia?Answer: YOU CAN'T.How can I tell when a model has anorexia?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For starters, an eating disorder is a medically diagnosed condition. If you're not a professional, you're not qualified to make this determination. There are different subtypes, and therapies that are most effective for one may not be right for another.
But okay, that's some fancy shit, and maybe you're not trying to go that far, you're just concerned for the model's health. We've all seen the photos: models with visible ribs, little to no apparent fat on their cores (bonus points if you check for healthy musculature), etc.
So why can't you use those seemingly obvious cues to say "hey, you need to eat more"?
Let's take a moment to skim the DSM-V updates to criteria for eating disorders. (If you're unfamiliar with eating disorders, you may want to start here.) Based on a l
5 Career Killers“Whatever happened to that guy? The guy that drew that thing?5 Career Killers5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Comic careers are like any other career in entertainment: if you don't stay relevant and adapt to a trend, you'll eventually peak and then bottom out. But there are more things that can help end a career. Here's a list of 5 that I've been thinking about lately.
1. SOCIAL MEDIA TAKE-DOWN
The creator does something that somehow goes viral, turning his (or her) readers against him. Bad behavior at a convention, sexual harassment online, or a semi-racist Tweet made worse by bumbling attempts to correct it. Or maybe the creator gets blamed for something innocent: innocent comments taken out of context, or involvement in a controversial project that he had no say over. Whatever the case, “social media take-downs” can harm careers, leaving a permanent black mark on your career.
I imagine this one is the most common: no matter how hard you work—and no matter how much a
.why do you always.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
sit like that?
hugging your knees
to your chest all
the time, is there any
i say look, look at the dead,
aren't they beautiful?
asleep and mumbling -
she tells me to stop,
says she thinks i am thinking
too much about death,
but i see the leaves falling
off of their trees day and night,
people off buildings,
the same -
she smiles, says
the weather is nice
today, and i say
when it happened,
there was no sun, and he
was all grey as rain, as
that i breathe
(and the nurse said don't you just wish you could grab that brain in his head, and rip)
White Knights and Why They're HarmfulThis is quite a huge/concerning topic, and I know that not all deviants share the same point of view, and I respect that. I'm sure that there are many other journals touching upon this subject, but because I personally have had very bad experiences with it, I want to inform my watchers about it myself! Hope it helps some.White Knights and Why They're Harmful8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So, for the past year or so I've noticed that some people saying that they specifically dislike a lot of "popular" dA artists due to the overprotective behavior of their watchers.
I personally find it very sad that people are turned off by my artwork simply because they associate my username with "[my] white knights".
There's no way I can possibly control what my fanbase does or says, and this can lead to some very awkward situations and conflicts on my end.
Don't get me wrong...I love each and every one of my watchers, in fact without you guys my artistic life would be incredibly more lackluster. I'm sure ma
Role Models: Then and NowRole Models: Then and Now3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Role Models: Then and Now
Albert Einstein by SoulOfDavid
There was a time when childhood heroes were real life human beings people dreamed of emulating when they “grew up.” There were sports heroes, famous astronauts, war heroes, political figures, the leaders of social and humanitarian causes, etc..
Then came “Star Trek” which is thought to be a prime mover behind student inte
For those of you who say:"I can't do great works of art because all I have is MS Paint"For those of you who say:1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's NOT the program, it's the artist using the program.
EDIT: I should probably mention this was 50+ hours or work for this. So don't be discouraged and think this person actually just sat down and did this in like 5 minutes, haha! And yes, it IS the newer version of MS Paint (Windows 7 and higher maybe? I don't know if Windows 8 has MS Paint or not).
Project Sketch 'Em All UPDATEProject Sketch 'Em All3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok we're back, sorta. School is a terrible environment for art. And I have a lot of people who can vouch for that XD Anyway, the point is, I won't be working on it at 10 a day. Not for now, anyway. What is going to happen instead, is, I'll be drawing the remaining Pokemon first, then :IconAldenlite: will vector them. After that I'll color them all at one go, and you guys will see the complete collection. About time, I know. It's coming to the end of a school term, after which I have a week to rush up my homework, and of course, the project. Hopefully I can get it up by then.
Anyway due to the new sequence of actions, we'll actually need 3 progress bars to handle this.
Sketched: 644/725 (Reuniclus)
Vectored: 600/725 (Seismitoad)
[Star!][No Star] - 83%
Colored (And Complete): 560/725 (Serperior)
[Star!][Star!][Star!][Half Star][No Star] - 77%
Hey guys, I'm working on a new Pokemon drawing proje
So tired of not achieving what you want?So tired of not achieving what you want?So tired of not achieving what you want?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone has something they really want dearly, a career, to have a certain loved one, to be able to make certain things...
The most common one among us artist are:
- I want to be able to draw better
- I want to be able to draw like "this"person.
- I want to earn money with my drawing.
- I want to be able to draw what I imagine in my head.
- I want more people to appreciate my art.
- I want more feedback from artists I admire.
- I want more..
- I want better....
All this wanting.. dreaming of... hoping for.
How about doing it!! With these sort of "wants", it's a matter of DOING IT!
How? You ask?
There are many ways, but the usual and only answers to those desires are:
- Spend the most time you have on drawing/painting.
- Go and ask people for help, it is okay to do so!
- Look at that amazing artwork and try and figure out how this person made it, perhaps he/she will tell you? Perhaps this person has made a video or tutoria
Yay! Sketchfab on DAThe new addition of Sketchfab on DeviantART is awesome!!!Yay! Sketchfab on DA1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I uploaded here a model I had on my pc for a test. Hope someone likes it!
Kamen Rider DRIVE: MUSICKamen Rider DRIVE: MUSIC6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Kamen Rider DRIVE - Opening (HD)
Kamen Rider DRIVE - Single SURPRISE-DRIVE (DOWNLOAD CD)
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Shiny Kalos Starters Giveaway! (CLOSED)I am so happy to bring my first good giveaway! I worked really hard to get these cuties and clone them for this giveaway!Shiny Kalos Starters Giveaway! (CLOSED)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Chespin-~ Fennekin-~ Froakie-~
Level: 1 Level: 1 Level: 1
Gender: Female Gender: Male
Tip of the Day: DestinyTip of the Day: Don't expect destiny to do everything for us. It's up to us to find and follow the path it leads.Tip of the Day: Destiny3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: EnthusiasmAct enthusiastic and we'll soon become enthusiastic. Enthusiasm brings passion and passion develops skills!Tip of the Day: Enthusiasm3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: Experiencing a fallThe experience of falling down is as important as getting up in order to succeed. Sometimes failing for a while is what we need to truly appreciate it when we obtain our goal. Appreciation is one of the core things we need to maintain and/or increase what success we've achieved.Tip of the Day: Experiencing a fall3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
I'm back! :DTwo weeks ago, I had my last final exam and I'm done now, yay! And I'm also really satisfied with my results, I did much better than I expected, so all of the hard studying actually paid off! XDI'm back! :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since last week I've started working 8/5 in a hospital pharmacy, so far I like it but I'm also veeeery tired when I come home in the evenings. But I'm free at the weekends and have some time to draw now! :'D So, I'm gonna post new stuff soon!
Also a big thank you to everybody who left me comments and/or faves on my stuff in the meantime, it's very appreciated! I read all of them and they cheered me up during exam-time! <3
Tip of the Day: Staying SuccessfulOne of the biggest obstacles a person can face is to stay successful after being successful. Stay hungry! Let's go!!Tip of the Day: Staying Successful3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: Making DecisionsTip of the Day: Making DecisionsTip of the Day: Making Decisions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
People that achieve great things don't look for the easiest way to do it. They look for the right way.
Making the right decision sometimes makes all the difference.
How are you going to spend your day today?
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Kiriban over?Because kiribans are fun! Kiriban at 1,900,000. Rules are the same. First with a screenshot containing the number or closest number wins!Kiriban over?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Though the prize will be a bit different this time... >.> I won't be drawing any prize pictures, instead I will give four buttons or keychains! :'D Or 500 points? Tis up to the winner
Tip of the Day: Playing the Game of LifeI used to spend all my free time on games. Arcade games, card games, home entertainment systems... etc. Until I found the best game of all - LIFE. Not the board game but the real thing.Tip of the Day: Playing the Game of Life3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You only get one life and there are many levels that you can pass. Try to think of life as a game. Always trying to get to that "next level." Identify what you could achieve to get to the "next level" in your life and put your energy into it!
sending positive vibes to you all!
Ustream TestsI've always wanted to do a video where you can watch me drawing. Whenever I do a livestream it's always after the sketching and inking process. Unfortunately, my webcam setup consists of relying on the camera built into my iMac... which is rather cumbersome to lug around the room and unable to point directly at the table the way I want it to.Ustream Tests3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently I've made a few tests with my iphone. I've devised a setup which allows me to point my phone down at the table so you can see me drawing. It's not perfect and the audio quality is questionable, but it's the best I can contrive at the moment. You can view both tests below.
This first test was done with the initial setup. The camera positioned directly above my drawing pad gives a nice overall view of the paper... with one obvious drawback. It's upside down. Not a huge issue, but naturally one which might confuse some people at first glance. I tried to accommodate by flipping the paper around so every