Tools of the TradeHey guys. I figured I'd go ahead and do a FAQ journal entry. Just a basic list of the tools I'm currently using for my marker work. I have a new tutorial for my markers that I'll post when I'm able to share the art I used for the progress shots. Feel free to fire away with any questions and hopefully, this can be a go to guide for basic info on my tools. I'm not going to talk about oil painting materials as I'm still figuring all that out and I doubt an answer I give today will hold up in the future.Tools of the Trade2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok Here goes...
Markers: Prismacolor Cool and French grey markers. I think "Copic" has become another word for "marker" these days, so it's assumed that I'm using Copics for all of my work, but I actually use Prismacolor for all of my figures and detail work and only use Copic markers for backgrounds. I use to use "Warm" greys but I like the sepia look of French more now. I also occasionally use Copic color markers when I'm doing a full color marker piece. Why do I like Prismacolor markers
My favorite ART suppliesI get asked a lot what pens and pencils I use. So I thought I'd post an updated list of my favorites. I'm a big fan of trying new things, I'm always buying lots of different pens to try out and in my search for the best tools to use for creating comics Ive found these to work the best for my needs.My favorite ART supplies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My number one question that others ask me is "What do you ink with?"
I use Kuretake brush pens. Here's a link to a sable hair brush pen that I love, it's the closest thing to a real brush I've used. It is pricey though. http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-40-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Sable-Hair-Refill/pd/3958
The less expensive version is the synthetic hair, http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-13-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Red-Body/pd/2661 this brush pen is similar to a Pentel brush pen. http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Pocket-Brush-Pen-for-Calligraphy/pd/1793
The cool thing about these Kuretake brush pens is the refill cartridges have nice ink in them that I use, but if you find you don't like the
Mini-Tutorial de como personalizar tu dA.Hola! Hoy decidí hacer un mini-tutorial para aquellas personas nuevas en deviantART o las que simplemente nunca han escuchado que se podía hacer esto. Bueno, Aquí va:Mini-Tutorial de como personalizar tu dA.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
~Hay unos códigos que se pueden utilizar en internet [en la mayoría de las páginas] para 'personificar' las letras, poniendolas en negrita, tachadas, etc.
Aquí os enseñaré a hacer fuentes de distintos tamaños y formas en deviantART:
·Para hacer la que muchos quieren saber como se hace una letra que se conoce como 'Negrita', hay que hacer lo siguiente: escriban < b >*LoQueQuierasEscribir* < / b > pero sin los espacios y les quedará así: *LoQueEscribieronEnNegrita*
-Otra forma de poner las letras en negrita:
< strong > *LoQueQuieresEnNegrita*
Ej: < strong > O SEA, QUÉ PEDO.
Le sacas los espacios y queda:
O SEA, QUÉ PEDO.
·Para 'tachar' la letra hay que hacer esto:
< strike > *LoQueQuieresTachar* (sin los espacios)
Ej: < strike > OLA KE ASE
Le sacas los espacios y te queda:
OLA KE ASE
Cats - Masters of Relaxation #1:iconcutehiplz:Cats - Masters of Relaxation #12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I've decided to make new cat themed feature, relaxing cats!
Anyone who has owned a cat knows they have great relaxing skills and can sometimes sleep comfortably in very strange places or positions.
I hope you enjoy this feature and if you do please it so that the works here can get even more exposure!
In the shadows by pergamjeeNali by NyeletiSimba as Diver by WDWParksGal
Nap Zara.. by mabyazCat116 - Sleep well by Neko-meCat Nap Time by bernaldez89too cute to be true by 2dillydally
Cute Lucky by KawaiiDeathyDetendu by Hieronimus-artElmo Gaap II by ZwartRoosjePurrfect day for purrfect cat by 88Laura88
Lion King. by achemicalreactionTop model by florapudelkova
Nervous as a Cat by alrach:thumb211392172:Elf by ir0nzNap by jazzypao
do not disturb by bujene:bigthumb118
Hard times, and how to survive themMy wife said to me "you've got to be kinder about England when you're around the kids. They loved Derby!"Hard times, and how to survive them11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I had no idea I was being so bitter - but when I thought about it I had to concede the point. And that made me start wondering why - Why did I feel so angry about the UK? What was my problem?
But here's the thing - Some 14 years ago I couldn't get any work. We had just had baby no.2, and I had done a run on 'Spawn: the Dark Ages', and had been suddenly replaced, along with the rest of the team on the book, because McFarlane wanted 'a change of direction'. And then there was literally no work. I went to NY to see DC and Marvel, but they had nothing. I pitched company after company, to no avail. I tried to get on illustration agency books, but was refused by all of them. I tried children's book publishers, Core Design, and other computer game companies. Nobody wanted me. Even Frank Frazetta criticized my art in his book 'Icon' - just to add insult to injury!
We ended up having to sel
Free Art Giveaway! Closed! Art in ProgressI got this idea from :iconsingarl:Free Art Giveaway! Closed! Art in Progress1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways, I have decided to do an art giveaway to celebrate my watchers and the fact that I've been on DA a lot more actively lately. I draw canines, felines, weird species, humans, just about anything.
By participating you win a totally free drawing from me.
I only had 21 watchers at the start of this. Now I have 65! I appreciate every single one of you
And most importantly everyone wins!
The available prizes are (note-all prices will be digital because I currently have no good way to post traditional art):
- Icon (normal digital or pixel): http://fav.me/d6m5czh // http://fav.me/d5nyy82
-Character head shot: no example, close up head shot of one character; expression is up to the person entering; can be colored or just a sketch
- Journal doll (since I now know what they are): no example, single character with transparent background
- Mini pic (same size as journal doll): http://fav
Kitty Gifs - Part (2)Kitty Gifs - Part (2)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To use any of these as your webcam pic on your page ...
... just right-click on the gi
... click on the "Properties" option in the pull-down menu,
... copy + paste the URL address shown into your webcam widget,
... enjoy! ^^
You wanna try writing captions for these?
[in your comments below]
Werewolf-Horror - a New Group DirectionHere at Werewolf-Horror, we're concerned werewolves have a bad reputation and aren't as popular as other classic movie monsters. Our New Year's resolution was to do something about this, and we've voted and settled on a solution.Werewolf-Horror - a New Group Direction10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Rest assured no artwork will be removed from the archives! However, from now on we no longer will accept artwork where werewolves are depicted as bloodthirsty monsters. All submitted artwork should show werewolves in a positive light, as the noble, majestic, misunderstood warriors of nature that they truly are. The real horror, after all, is the human side of werewolves - ugly, wimpy, cruel, environmentally destructive hairless apes. That's why we also will not accept art unless it portrays werewolves as fully-furred with long-snouted, perfectly lupine faces, pawpads, and tails (basically, no human features besides bipedality, thumbs, and dreamcatchers or feathers woven into their flowing manes to show that, like the noble, majestic, misunderstood Nativ
Feature - I Believe I Can Fly... Part(1)" ... I believe I can touch the skyFeature - I Believe I Can Fly... Part(1)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away
I believe I can soar..."
... R.Kelly, 1996
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do ... and please do suggest more with links/thumbs in comments below, and I will update this feature periodically.
(but please, no pics of terrified cats being tossed into the air)
Invisible Ladder by wazabees We have a lift-off! by ZoranPhoto Snow Leopard.19. by HecklingHyena oops~!! by kimerajam Airborn 1 by ScottMoore Airborn 2 by ScottMoore Gatcha by Sblourg I Believe I can Fly by thrumyeye Watching da Bro' go Mad by thrumyeye Trying to fly by BlastOButter Flying Cat 3 by oceanbased Flying Cat 1 by oceanbased :bi
Glamour porn? Sorry guys, but this time I am very upset.Glamour porn?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm a member since ten years and in the past we had a first site with many creative works and awesome artists!
Now I can see just vagina and breast shots with a very bad quality and I guess that's a huge problem!
And that's also a problem from every other art platform in the internet!
When I upload a "glamour portrait" my work is in the middle of "spread your legs open" works and I am very sad when I see the quality.
I love Deviantart and know this site since the first day (from my beloved friend).
I use this site as board for my own works, for other artists and people.
I struggle with myself if I really want to publish my works on this platform any longer.
(No worries, I wouldn't leave, I would create a new private account or use my writer account, cause I have so many great friends here).
It would be a pity but as a model you always have to confront yourself with all the differen
2014 Werewolf moviesWolfcop2014 Werewolf movies2 months ago in Personal More Like This
As the year draws to a close, let's take a look at the werewolf movies released in 2014.
Seven werewolf movies have been released in 2014, a surprising number for a creature that's usually ignored in favor of serial killers, zombies, vampires, found footage ghosties and other creeps that are a bit easier on the special effects budget. The plots don't seem to go anywhere new, following the usual tropes such as hapless schmucks getting picked off one by one and regular joes contracting lycanthropy and suddenly having to cope with bloodlust and body hair. With the exception of When Animals Dream the werewolves themselves when actual characters are white, hetero, relatively youthful and reasonably well-off males. No new ground is being broken, but that's pretty much par for the course with werewolf flicks. Admittedly, it takes lowered expectations (and sometimes a lobotomy) to enjoy the genre. For every genuine classic like Ginger Snaps
F**k-ugly watermarks.I follow a lot of insanely talented artists here on DA, people whose work I look at in sheer awe and whose skill I can only dream of one day matching.F**k-ugly watermarks.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Unsurprisingly, that high quality of work leads to them either having their work ripped off or operating in fear of that happening. They, quite rightly, want to protect their art with a watermark, something which I'm not against at all.
What I am against, what I hate, is people using that god-awful DA watermark.
If you are a good artist: don't be a lazy git. Make your own watermark, use your own logo. You'll protect your work without doing it the disservice of having some automatically-generated arse-smear ruining it.
How d'you make the Dr Who theme even better?You make it sound like an old video game, that's howHow d'you make the Dr Who theme even better?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have a sudden urge to go play my C64......
Stockers you should knowHey people! So, one of the many questions I get asked about how to improve figure drawing is where to find a suitable model. In a perfect world, friends and family members would sit for us artists for hours on end, however that's highly unlikely especially if you're looking for an "actiony" pose! Also, those of you who are just beginning to draw the figure need to do so from a human model. Drawing from life is, once again, ideal, but stock photos are the next best thing. Plus I'm always harping about dA's great stock so this is the list of some of the absolute best figurative/pose based human stockers on dA:Stockers you should know2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
#1.SenshiStock For Male and Female pose reference
The 10 CommandmentsHello esteemed colleagues! This blog is particularly targeted to those of you who are considering pursuing a career in an art/creative field and those of you who are in art school as well. If you're not doing either of those things, the concepts here are good general advice for anything you're striving for, so definitely hang around and read on!The 10 Commandments2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These '10 Commandments' were formulated by curator/artist/designer/entrepreneur/amazinginlyawesomehumanbeing Sergio Gomez. I had the opportunity of going to a lecture of his a few months back and it was very inspiring. So without any further ado, here they are!
10. You shall be PATIENT and CONSISTENT
One of the biggest lies you can tell yourself is that you will be an overnight success. Like any skill set, developing your artwork will take time. This is the same when looking for ways to advance your career, it won't fall into your lap. You must be earnest in looking for opportunities to show and sell your work, you
Story Illustration Contest '13After two successful, exciting, and fun years for my Illustration Contest, I might as well keep with the momentum! Usually I start it a few months later in the year, but this time I figure why wait? The third annual Story Illustration Contest is now officially underway!Story Illustration Contest '132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
To enter, +fave this journal and +watch me so you can get updates for the contest. If you don't dig me, you can always un-watch once we're done.
Draw an illustration depicting a character, characters, or a scene from the selection of stories below.
You may enter as many times as you like!
Entries will be judged by faithfulness to the source material and complexity of the image.
In the description under your entry, include a link to the original story and this contest article.
Send your entries to me in a note so I can add them to this folder.
No bases! Entries must be completely made by you.
It'll happen to youSpooky words from Abe SimpsonIt'll happen to you1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's safe to just assume that most people in their mid 20's right now were raised by The Simpsons
I know it's still on, but i have no idea if its still popular or if anyone still watches it..
But in my slice of time growing up in the 90's, Simps was on every single day! Several times a day!
After school, by channel flipping, i could lineup 6 episodes every night
and I did!
But I recently saw an episode again, that i loved as a kid, and scared the crap out of me as an adult
When the episode aired in 1996, i was just 10 years old, just as Bart was.. is.. permanently..?
I identified with the kids because my own parents didn't have a clue what was cool.
In 1996, i was Bart
Now i am 27, 17 years later i watched this episode again
and it all rang familiar to me for a horribly different reason!
I HAD BECOME HOMER!
Now I too find myself perpl
'You're not Batman!'During the grand finale of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, the future Bat taunts Joker, causing the pasty-faced psycho to scream that line.'You're not Batman!'9 months ago in Personal More Like This
A line that is all I can hear when I look at the recently released photo of Ben Afflicted as he will be seen in Superman 2: The Quest for More Money.
I'm not gonna refer to him as "Batman" when discussing that movie. He's Ben Affleck. It's Superman Vs Ben Affleck, now.
(Edit: My problem isn't the costume. The costume is ace. It's the person wearing it.)
Big Brother has better things to do.The paranoia that our governments are spying on us has resurfaced again in this past week, with the NSA's "Prism" program being the latest issue for conspiracy theorists to wet themselves over.Big Brother has better things to do.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Its connection to Britain's GCHQ activities means we have politicians on the air day and night saying that the public have nothing to fear.
And we don't.
All they care about is that we pay our taxes. Beyond that, they're not watching us. Even if they wanted to, they couldn't. They don't have the manpower of funds! There are roughly 2 million CCTV cameras in the United Kingdom, meaning there is 48 million hours of footage produced per day. All that can logically be used for is to track and capture people who break the law. The same goes for any internet monitoring that might be conducted by the security services. Unless, of course, the conspiracy theorists are also suggesting that over half the population of the country are working for secret intelligence?
It wouldn't surprise me if they did make
SPECTRE returns.Holy f**k! I didn’t see this one coming! The next James Bond film is called “Spectre”.SPECTRE returns.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
For those not in the know; SPECTRE was the villainous organisation that was constantly trying to trigger World War 3 in the early Bond movies and pretty much every super-villain that 007 was sent out to stop was a member of the SPECTER hierarchy. At the top of this criminal network was the shadowy figure known only as “Number One”, who, after a multi-film build-up, personally introduced himself to Bond (and the audience) during You Only Live Twice as Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Now, the last anyone saw of Blofeld was when Roger Moore dropped him down a chimney, and SPECTRE was never mentioned again because of an ongoing squabble over ownership of the name. During Daniel Craig’s tenure as Bond, an underworld organisation identical to SPECTRE was hinted at but, disappointingly, named “Quantum”. More disappointingly, despite being really rather goo
I don't fave watermarks.I’ve harped on about this before and I’m going to do it again…..and again and again…..until people stop doing it.I don't fave watermarks.3 days ago in Personal More Like This
I do not fave pictures that have watermarks right across them.
This isn’t me being monumentally arrogant and thinking that I alone faving a piece of work bestows upon it some kind of greatness. This is just me having an artistic eye.
If you’ve slaved to create the most astounding piece of work to have ever graced the galleries of deviantart, something that puts all your peers to shame and will remain a benchmark that others aim to match for years to come…..and then across the middle of it you decide to slap a watermark that you spent 5 minutes farting out: you just f**ked up your artwork. You have added something that detracts from my enjoyment of the piece and I’m not going to fave it.
There are a number of brilliant artists out there who I’m on the verge of unfollowing, simply because it irks me so much to see a
What is this `Simpsons Evolution`???As many of you followers have been seeing has been a rag-tag collection of sketches and frenetic colorings, but what haven't been treated to is the story behind the Simpson family, 24 years beyond the current canon...so, for the first time, this is what goes on in this worldly spinoff that connects all this "art" together.What is this `Simpsons Evolution`???8 months ago in Personal More Like This
First and foremost, the tone of this spin off is NOTHING like the past 20 seasons of the Simpsons--if the tone was to be compared to the current show, the tone would feel like something out of the first two seasons: A bit brooding, gritty and semi-realistic. (Now, if you're thinking those are the worst two seasons because they're the most boring, please quit reading right now.) In 'Simpsons Evolution', the tone of the series isn't based on random, attempted gags, contrived guest stars or Homer being hurt over and over. Here, the tone is a dark w/cynical humor that's based on the characters and how they relate to the world and each other.
Tips for my clients - about commissionsHello everyone!Tips for my clients - about commissions11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I now present to you tips for my clients when ordering a commission from me. I had seen similar writings from various people and compiled this entry summarizing my preference. I hope this will be helpful!
1) greet the artist - say politely what you want, perhaps indicate how you found them, what made you interested to approach them
- make it personal and human
2) when sending references, use discretion - I have no desire to see pornoraphic or graphic material - especially when it has nothing to do with the commission - dont send me pictures with drugs, erections and sextoys if I am to draw a headshot (thats an example...)
I heavily advise to warn artist when sending NSFW pictures/links (that includes nudity, not just porn) and check their DO NOT DO section
Personally I do not like NSFW references and prefer if they are censored - its getting out of hand and I am quite disturbed.
3) keep conversation in one chain - reply to note or em
Don't Forget October 3. Fullmetal Alchemist Day!(3. Oct. 11 in Brotherhood)Don't Forget October 3. Fullmetal Alchemist Day!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're an hour or two early but I just can't wait! XD
Today is the day that Edward Elric's pocket-watch is inscribed, the date that he and Al burned their house down so there would be no turning back. ( I know, it just fills you with feels doesn't it? ;__; )
But it's ALSO the day that Funimation has dubbed Fullmetal Alchemist day!
Here's a little AWESOMENESS from last year, to get you in the mood:
Project Don't Forget
We here at the Rangers look froward to seeing all your amazing Fullmetal Alchemist Art, Cosplays, Writings, Crafts, and everything you guys create to celebrate this EPIC day! Make sure you submit your works to the group!!!
What are you guys doing to celebrate? Tell us here! Celebrate! Tell us why you think Fullmetal is special to you!! Has it impacted you? What do you think makes it so special?
Have fun! Dress in red and black!!! And go around with a pocket-watch in your pocket. ^_~