Interesting - part 99 InterestingInteresting - part 994 months ago in Art Features More Like This
- Wintercity - by luminauradreaming by dukeofspadeH + Sunwheel - Oct 2011 by RaphaelleMVintage Charlotte by bydandphotographyCatch me if you can by GD2374mayiLove Fruit by Pandora-CreationsFishamich Moonriver by Low-LighterMounts by BDraw20121 by KunsTraeumeattack of the pink...(Brasil No.31) by tanja1983flying green by junewu0730Clem - back of dress by irenenenenebowler on the fire by StargazerLZFamiliar by natalievonravenHellenic Mythology - Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth by EmanuellaKozasa l o n e by KeyLimePandaZombie pizza lover! by nefedInner Workings by SaraPlanteShielding by Ann-WvynElif by remstanInna y Lenna (Apple Tree) by kelly-NantesPink Faery by NuzvaelSombre forêt by SieskjaWindow glass by kayaksailorBunny by ChocoSweet-ReineBlanka and Shantal by Nord-SolMottenflug by mohn-blumeI wish... by SchirakiMakin' Mischief by BeanjamishMaid Margaery by ratscapeBusy Bees... by justOhandmeTeal Eye Makeup by Desert-WindsZombie Mermaid by koffinkandySTOCK - Oriental Goth - Portrait by Apsara-ArtA Siren's Song by Fleurine-RetoreMirrors' Demon by DominikBroniekBurning inside out by fravenmortHarpy by candyheartsyndromewhen the last leaves fall by Peace-June
Don't get playedAlright, so there was a recent 'happening' in the dA forums concerning a commission offer made by someone with the starting price of $30. The piece they were asking for was supposedly a really highly detailed piece, large resolution, and basically something you'd spend (on the low end of the market) no less than $250.00 on.Don't get played8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now, from here on out this may be purely opinion and because my participation in the industry has only been for about 10 years (as in being paid for my work) I may not be the best person to speak on this matter. However, I have to say something, if only to put my own opinions on the matter out there.
15 years ago I got my first commission. It was a full colour realism portrait for someone of their dog and I offered to do it for $5.00 using traditional media.
They took up the offer and it took me about a week of working on and off to finish their image. At the time I wasn't anywhere near being sure of my skills even though I'd been drawing comprehensively
Artist Profile: Caesar120OK... enough of life's sad losses. Let's take a look at those who are still with us and inspire anew each day! Caesar102 ( http://caesar120.deviantart.com/ ) , known to legal documents as Michael Vilardi, is an old friend and illustrator whose work constantly raises the bar for me… like a mean old bully who took my lunch and keeps it just outside of reach Mike's always had mad drawing skills and began to seriously pursue it by attending the Rhode Island School of Design… but life gave him a wedgie and the plan changed. But there's no putting a damper on skills like his.Artist Profile: Caesar1205 months ago in Personal More Like This
I met Mike sometime in the 80's (insert wholly fabricated war story, here). When I became art director at Digest Group Publications I opened the door for him there where he produced some great art and proved himself to be the definitive artist for the Aslan alien race. I pulled Mike with me over to do work for West End G
Awesome Pic of the DayAwesome Pic of the DayAwesome Pic of the Day11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Every once in awhile, I come across a picture that takes my breath away. My DeviantART page has been kinda bland recently, so I thought it would be cool to dedicate a section of it to feature these awesome pics. You'll find it under a section called Awesome Pic of the Day. It's much easier and quicker to post these, and I'll try to keep it updated daily or as close to it as I can get. If you think it's a good idea, let me know, and I'll keep it around. I'll archive the history of pictures in this journal entry.
About Today's Pic
From this website.
Japan Trip....more daysNote to self: Getting up early does not mix well with late night drinking. The good news is, I think I'm on track for setting a new personal record for consecutive days with a hang over wait is that good news? It's amazing to me that you can buy beer in vending machines everywhere here. Ugh it's 6:30AM, I'll pass on the beer .for now.Japan Trip....more days3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My legs are sore from walking about 2,000 miles yesterday and my feet already hurt. I love it.
This morning, after crashing a little after 2AM, we got up at 6:30AM to catch the bullet train to Osaka. The train stops several times, so it doesn't always get up to the incredible speeds other ones do. We'll be on one this Sunday that tops out at about 180MPH! It's hard to describe the funny experiences one has on the subways and trains. The crazy visuals of passing another train going the opposite direction when you are only a foot or so apart. Ah these Japanese are so precise. The trains displace so much air that when we
Journal Art Feature#1Hello all! after the past few weeks I have found and collected excellent art pieces that I would like to share with you all!Journal Art Feature#11 month ago in Art Features More Like This
This will be first of many journal features
If you would like a feature just fav this journal for a chance to be featured in the next one!
Odana Rothien: The Stone Crow by theDURRRRIANKiller Mike by Joey-Zero
The Thing Under The Bed by albino-ZCommission: Misha by MikeinelVunsvagh by AlectorFencerGorillaz by JonEastwoodWelcome to Odd Town:WaningMoon by ExiledChaosElfen Lied.Lucy by Inira
desert rain by sandaraHope for rain by TrattoGrulloPub by griffinatorhunted by a freak by tstnThe Hope by AquaSixioPimp My Kitsch-Art // Triptych by TmoeGeeSproles by paintingblueturtles
Amor purpureo by AshiharaLoverDark Warlock by Brett2DBean-Sphynx- by oomizuao
NSFW Vol. 1Title ExplanationNSFW Vol. 12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I love acronyms. I mean, I really can't help it. I use to use them waaay back in the day when I studied for tests and stuff. Need I even mention the EMTC? And so, I am going to attempt, with really no pressure on myself to do this within any set time limit, to put a feature journal out every so often, with pieces that my watchers pick out. Hence the name....
New Sparkly Feature by Watchers!
Nice ring to it, right? On to the features!
Free Avatar - Vampire by a-kid-at-heart Fades by a-kid-at-heart
Emote Halloween Contest by sugarislife28 The EMTC Avatar Entry by sugarislife28 Halloween Cat by tinca2 Fall Feelings by EternalxRequiem
~ Tiffy ~ Yummy Ice Cream! by Tifa22 Save Me by Tifa22 Cute Animals Icon Base by spring-sky :thumb330713694:
Kittens Asleep by icefire8521 A Fright in the Night by icefire8521 Do not you see that I'm an angel? by wuwejo :thumb327859962:
Horse Aardrin - Collab by dragondoodle The Duality of Life and Death: Diptych by ExiledChaos Come closer, pretty... by SmokinCute :thumb2632985
Rory Williams is The Master.First off, sorry to the none-Whovians who have no clue what I'm babbling about.Rory Williams is The Master.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Second, let me make this clear: this is still a FAN-THEORY...so far.
But lately, the theory that Rory is really the Master has been becoming more and more prevalent, and I'm honestly on board. Here are my main two arguments:
1. Remember in Let's Kill Hitler when he starts to complain about a banging in his head, and Amy says it's just Hitler in the cupboard?
2. It would explain some of his behavior.
After Mels regenerates into River Song, exposing the Ponds to Time Lord energy for the FIRST TIME, he begins to complain of a banging noise in his head. Amy dismisses it as Hitler (never thought I'd have to say that). Now, my guess is that he used a Chameleon Arch to disguise himself as an average human. But River's regeneration would trigger something in his mind, making the Drums return.
In addition, the first fan-theory came after only ONE episode: his hospital badge, dating back to the early 90's. If the Mas
BABY WOMBAT AND KANGAROO KISSINGTHE WINNERS OF THE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP RAFFLE ARE:BABY WOMBAT AND KANGAROO KISSING2 years ago in Personal More Like This
They all win 1 month premium membership each.
Another premium membership raffle happening here: http://fav.me/d5ahp26
Check out winehaus's project about 100 Premium Memberships; 63,600 Points
A big thank you to everyone else who participated this time around! I used the random number generator on random.org and the corresponding fave number from the fav list to assign the three winners.
A few stamps of mine
Meat lover by prosaix I wanna move things with my mind by prosaix I luff chocolate by prosaix Always tired... by prosaix Not a pussy by prosaix dA Muro addict by prosaix Sweet tooth by prosaix I luff cheese by prosaix :thumb2
How to win at deviantART: ExposeddeviantART is a categories game.How to win at deviantART: Exposed2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
According to deviantART's hq, "deviantART's algorithm for Popular browse results (ie. front page) is known as Fair Exposure. The goal is to maximize the display of the most popular deviations in a variety of topics with Fair Exposure, the community is exposed to a varied cross-section of deviantART. "
What this boils down to is that certain art categories have inherent ranking advantages and others inherent ranking disadvantages on front page as a means of ensuring that a variety of works from across deviantART are visible on front page and not just that of one category. Sounds pretty good right?
Well let me say before I continue that I do not know deviantART's actual mathematical algorithm for front page ranking. However, I think that anyone who notices the composition of front pages (whether 8 hour or 24, main or by category) and the statistics of the pieces that populate those fronts pages can give you a pretty good guess.
You may have noticed d
Wow you should really go enter this contest~You really should. If you work in traditional media. They're really giving away a lot of prizes, I keep wondering what sort of odd catch these gift certificates will come with. O_o;;; Can't just be 10$ off any purchase, gotta have some annoying stipulation in it.Wow you should really go enter this contest~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It might just be a 10$ gift certificate. O_O Could that really be?
Today my pony thing was a weekly winner.
AND Jojo's dead grandma won too:
And up to 48 other things won as well, as there can be 50 10$ winners a week.
The coyote can be voted on all month long in their monthly category AND YOU KNOW WHAT, if I were to win a monthly prize (50$ gift certificate) I've decided I'm going to do another postcard give away. X3 So please vote if you want postcards. You can vote every 24 hours.
If you decide to enter the contest, do post your entry in a comment here.
This is not spam!Hello, everyone!This is not spam!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This journal entry is about spam. Or rather, it's about what spam isn't.
According to the help section spam is this:
"What is "spamming"?
Spamming is the act of using deviantART as a means to commercially advertise using journals, deviations comments, forums or notes and is considered an abuse regardless of how or where the advertisements are presented.
Commercial business operations are welcome to advertise on deviantART but only through proper advertising channels as outlined through our advertising contact page located at [link] . Commercial entities creating accounts to advertise for free, will find their accounts closed and their websites potentially blacklisted."
So here is what is not spam:
- comments from people disagreeing with you
- a discussion (even if it's off-topic) between two deviants that happens in your comments
The Inspired: Volume 133Welcome to The InspiredThe Inspired: Volume 1331 month ago in Art Features More Like This
The Inspired is a weekly feature of deviations from around Deviant Art.
The Inspired features a wide range of Traditional and Digital art styles, photography, & Artisan crafts.
All featured deviations do not contain mature content
Creativity is Cool Contest--less than one week!!!The Contest is over!!!! Now the judging shall begin!!!!!Creativity is Cool Contest--less than one week!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We have decided our theme will be Creativity is Cool
This contest is somewhat different: We will provide you with different stock images: Four of people, four of interior shots, four of outdoor/landscape images and four 'unusual or 'difficult' images. Now your mission is to choose one (or more) of those and get as creative with it as possible! You can use any part of the stock images in any way you like--so long as it's recognizable as having come from the image. Imagine all the different possibles!
Here pure skill is not as important- A perfect portrait might get not as much recognition as a really creative piece with the same stock base.
THE STOCK IMAGES
Tarot - OC Contest!! CLOSED!!!Tarot - OC Contest!! CLOSED!!!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
OK! So the contest is officially closed and I want to say that there won't be winners 'cause the entries are all too much beautiful and I can't choose...
Of course I'm kidding you... Let's be patient 'cause voting will be hard. VERY HARD, as all the entries are really amazing.... But no worries!!! The other judges and me will start our hard job immediately and we will announce the results as soon as possibile.
Please... Be patient because it will be VERY DIFFICULT for us. °__° I'd love to give a prize to every single entry... though this is not possible... T^T.
Let me thank you EVERYONE joined!!! Thank you guys. I love you. I appreciate so much the effort you put in your entries... making each of them unique.
It is awesome for me seeing my characters drawn by you all, through your creativity and your fantasy. I never expected so many beautiful entreis! THANK YOU. Really. I'm amazed. I'm so happy...
I love you guy
Soul Collectors Big Feature! Artist of the week: Our talented friend :iconAlMaNeGrA:Soul Collectors Big Feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
noname by straychi1d The Walrus and the Carpenter by DavvomWildentenclan Little_demon_queem by noah-kh Under Water by BiBiARTs Spiderwitch by sparrow-chan Coven by Nanette55 Detail Many Worlds by Nanette55 A Tour To Reality by Morbido13 Bullet Proof I Wish I Was by Morbido13 Appetite for Brains by Michael-C-Hayes strange tree capturing light by Acrylicdreams V A C U O U S ... by chryssalis 2 by AnnShakti Frida in the 21st Century by SabinaNore Afternoon of a Wood Nymph by DivaMM Las cuatro Nefilim by HectorPineda Depressed by 1oshuart :thumb306420508: rain... by BaxiaArt Broken Memories by EnysGuerrero Crossing by P0UL KatieBloo by ZawArt TRANQUILITY by ARTBYTERESA demon by Skirill Sink in the silence that echoes insides by anaPhenix Land of Perdition by offermoord Frightened cat by Pervandr MutantFly by Impaled-Corpse Contained by neverdying Large Red Fish. 2011 (detail) by Yudaev :thumb282926032: Orc Shaman DD art test by 1oshuart Our last hour by CursedOnez Trust by Alizadeh-Art Drown by Stardust-Splendor :thumb
Another Fast contest 8DThis time it is totally up to you which character of mine you draw!Another Fast contest 8D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To see the folder with them all click http://griffsnuff.deviantart.com/gallery/24055808
All the characters are sorted in folders.
- Draw only one of my character per entry
- you can enter as many times as you want
- Draw them being outside in a Fall/Autumn enviroment
- Needs to have colors
What would they look like, what would they wear or how would they act during fall? 8D this is all up to you! If you want to design them a fall version you can, if you want to give them acessories like scarfs and so you can aswell! maybe some get uber fluffy, or some have gone to sleep during winter. You decide!
Draw my characters the way you want to, I love it when people draw my characters in their own style!
I will be judging on how well the character fit into its env
Neil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales'Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales'1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Neil Gaiman asked fans around the world to help him tell a new kind of story. A few weeks, thousands of Tweets, twelve stories and a galaxy of art later, 'A Calendar of Tales' was born.
It's now ready for the world to see as a beautiful digital book. Have a look, see who contributed, or watch Neil's videos to find out more about the making of 'A Calendar of Tales.'
A huge thank you is due to everyone who took part in this project. Your energy and imagination inspired Neil, and now, can inspire the world.
To celebrate the completion of 'A Calendar of Tales,' we're introducing a brand new Profile Page badge. Immerse yourself
Ripper StreetThe, surprisingly good, Ripper Street returned to begin its second series last night.Ripper Street9 months ago in Personal More Like This
When it first showed up last year, I believed it was shamelessly riding on the success of the Sherlock Holmes movies. Watch the opening credits and you'll understand why:
However, while those that made the opening are obviously Robert Downey Jr fans, the writers of the series are more interested in telling their own stories.
Ripper Street is a very, very good crime drama, and seems to have production values on par with the genre behemoths produced over in America.
It's set in late 19th century London and follows a trio of lawmen from Whitechapel's H Division: the well-to-do Detective Inspector Reid, his right-hand man Detective Sergeant Drake and a rogue Pinkerton agent, Captain Jackson.
Despite the title, this series is not about chasing Jack the Ripper. They did something far more interesting with the legend in using the panic that it created as a backdrop.
'For exposure' - a warning to artistsI ran into this Twitter page a few days ago. It's a collection of real comments that artists get all the time asking them to work for free, or, as these people often prefer to say, "for exposure".'For exposure' - a warning to artists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
People like this are usually trying to guilt-trip artists into taking on massive projects for no pay, claiming it'll be good advertisement or that they'll get paid once the project becomes a success. The truth is, the chances of getting picked up by a major studio are extremely small. The so-called free advertisement the artist may or may not end up getting is usually not worth the effort.
Just to give you a taste of the disrespect for an artist's time and energy that some people have, here's a choice quote:
"Need Animator-I have a story that's 4 seasons long, 10 episodes each. looking for maximum quality. No pay. I will warn that I am very picky"
Does this person even realize the amount of work that goes into animation? Depending on the
Pathfinder LAB's contest ICONIC CHARACTER KyraPathfinder LAB's contest ICONIC CHARACTER Kyra4 months ago in Personal More Like This
"PATHFINDER OFFICIAL ART" "PATHFINDER LAB" "PATHFINDER LAB OLD CONTEST"
"ADMIN'S JOURNAL ON PATHFINDER CLASSES" "WAYFINDER" "PATHFINDER PAIZO COMPATIBLE PRODUCTS"
Hello everyone, Fantasy-NPC and Pathfinder-Art announced the contest on the iconic characters of Pathfinder Paizo RPG. Pathfinder LAB is a Fantasy-NPC's idea to promote the art test and fan art of Pathfinder.
Commissions Open!So this year, while being a pretty good year in general, has also been a little more stressful as I keep running into new and unexpected expenses. The joys of being an adult!Commissions Open!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thus, I'm opening up commissions in an attempt to defray some of these costs and keep my savings account from depleting completely.
Sketches (All sketches in pencil)
8x10, up to two characters: $15
8x10, inked sketch/lineart: $25
Additional characters: $10 each
Single character colored, no background: $35
Single character colored, simple background: $50
Additional detail in background: $25
Additional characters: $10 each
Traditional Commission (Ink & Watercolor, some colored pencil)
5x7" - $25
8x10" - $50
11 x 14" - $100
16 x 20" - $200
Larger - negotiable
Special: Clockwork birds. Single birds are 6x9", and would be $50 simply due to the complexity. But I will paint them!
Reply here, note me, or email at bzyglowi [at] gmail.com if you are interested!