Texture Feature :DI love textures and collect them for personal use and commercial use if it is permitted. Here are just a few texture artists I highly recommend:
:iconsirius-sdz: (unrestricted stock!)
:iconglassthroughskin: (unrestricted stock! You can also buy sets of textures for a very fair price.)
If you are a stock account for textures, you may comment here and link a few examples for people to see. If there are rules such as 'cannot be used outside DA for any reason' please don't comment. I like to use textures outside DA (I'm on several websites.) No offense to anyone who does have this rule, but I prefer to be able to use textures anywhere (Even if the instance has to be noted to the stock creator-say, used a texture on a website background or banner.)
I also have a few
The Nature of ArtAfter speaking with some friends and reading some of the responses to my journal of yesterday, I came to a bit of a realization, and would like to share.The Nature of Art4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Art, to me, is the end result of giving your soul a voice, a face, a story – a vehicle if you will – to go forward into the world. We, as artists, give birth to our creations not as a mechanical process of conveyor belts, cogs and circuit boards. It is, sometimes, a painful and organic process to give birth to the initial spark or impulse which originated in the depths of our soul. An artist does not create to simply create – it is our burden to find a means to convey the majesty of an idea that floats to the surface of our subconscious.
Having come to this realization, I find myself a bit more at ease with my work, and the prospect of how others may react to it. For, honestly, is it not the secret desire of every artist that their work inspire an emotional response in those who view, listen to or read it?
I am no artist...? (Beware of major rant here)Clearing up a few things:I am no artist...? (Beware of major rant here)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
No, my computer does not have the ideas for a picture! (Those grow inside my head... sometimes they are there all the sudden... sometimes it is a process...)
No, my computer does not morph characters all by itself. (I am so picky. I hate the standard base morphs and I spend hours on my characters faces and bodies.)
No, my computer does not create the skin textures of my characters all by itself. (It takes hours to create skin textures, some of them I even made from scratch, without merchant resources.)
No, my computer does not set up all the goddamn lights. (That is me... So many times I feel like a virtual photographer and I can actually spend hours on getting a scene lit.)
My computer knows nothing about composition. (I do however, because not only that I have learned it but I also simply FEEL it.)
My computer does not shader the surfaces. (That is me doing so. Because
Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition~Torakhan has important information to all WtA fans:Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition9 months ago in Personal More Like This
"So, who else here is super-psyched about W20?
For those unaware, They* are making a 20th Anniversary Edition of Werewolf: the Apocalypse, much like they did for Vampire: the Masquerade.
A "Prestige" Edition of the book will be produced through a KickStarter drive SOON (leatherette-cover, special embossment, and that sort of stuff)...
After that, the PDF and Print-on-Demand versions will be available through DriveThruRPG at http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/
W20 attempts to take the best of the "essence" of Werewolf, strips it down to most of its mechanics that were scattered throughout many books and editions and tries to bring it into one massive (430+ pages) book that has most of the Revised metaplot stripped out and sort of sets the clock back to 2nd Edition, but updates the mechanics and setting to "today" and updates some of the mechanics as well.
More information, and some of the W20 artwork can be seen in this Gen Con W20 Pan
Poser/DAZ Site reviewsO hai, guize! /lolcat impressionPoser/DAZ Site reviews9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was asked by ~DaermonNashezbaernon a few questions about Poser/DAZ and the like, so I'll try to answer them here. If any of you has any questions, I'd love to try to answer those too!
'DO You HAVE to purchase skin, heads, hair styles, (I think they are called "morphs") in order to come up with a cool model of a person (Male or Female), or is there a way to use the software(s) to completely make a model like this from scratch, including how their hair is, and the way their face is shaped, and body shaped, etc...?'
Not necessarily, though I would highly recommend it if you want realistic/semi-realistic results. While you could technically model/sculpt it all yourself, that would be a total crapload of work and highly expensive, especially since the best tool for high quality modeling (Maya) starts at around four thousand dollars. However, if you're a student (like me! ) you can get Maya for free for three years per license
Commission experiences.Talking of my own personal experiences which maybe could help others with their orders/business.Commission experiences.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In first line I am saying that I am not professional in this, so don't take my words now like 100% goods. I am talking about my own experiences of bad artists and bad clients both.
There are many strange or suspicious clients out there who would do many things to win free art, sketch from artists without paying them.
The best way to put yourself on the safe side if you handle the new clients with a certain amount of distance. Not trust in any client 100% even if they are very sweet and kind or even maybe they show signs that they never worked with artist before, so a bit shy or uncertain.
As an artist be professional; always kind with your clients and patient with them and don't make troubles if your client wish changes in your concepts. It is their work they paying for and the clients' wish what must lead your hand. Make sure that you state with your
Another Fast contest 8DThis time it is totally up to you which character of mine you draw!Another Fast contest 8D7 months 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
About the Username Change and the Imeji CheinjiI never believed that name change would exist due to many valid reasons, but yet, they made it. Honestly, I've been wanting to change my name since long time. I'm in no ties or any desire with "Pearl" in any way which I named it when I was quite young. Also that name makes me sick sometimes- so a new name change is going to be a great, refreshing start.About the Username Change and the Imeji Cheinji1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, yes I do plan to change name yet my icon will remain not changed to keep people to recognize me. And here I want to write a journal about being really careful, be smart and think twice if we decide to change name: to not cause that kind of trend where "Oh I got bored with that name, lemme change onto another" and making a'la Japan's trend of changes known as imeji cheinji.
Firstly, try to imagine, if there is artist (or active watcher, popular artist, active friend or even troller which you dislike etc.) which you admire is known under Crystallox2* (and you probably will notice how many people also call that person as "Crys"
Penis(EDIT: Thank you so much for all this wonderful feedback and support! It proves me that I have the best watchers one can have.Penis1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Also - check out this journal every now and then since more pictures of this kind are being created at the moment and I am gonna feature them all within this entry.)
You know what makes me sick and tired?
Why is it ok to depict nude women, sometimes quite blatantly (those make it on the front page ), but if you show MALE nudity some people get their panties in a twist.
I get a lot of positive feedback, don't get me wrong. My watchers are cool and overall very nice and they watch me for a reason... I mean, look at my gallery... men, men and even more men, dressed and (half) naked men.
BUT then there is those people that have never even talked to me before... they send me notes, try to tell me how to do MY art, telling me I create porn and that naked men are ugly... I instantly delete shit like that, otherwise I would have a f
Rival Contest!Rival Contest!Rival Contest!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry guys I was suppose to have this out days ago . Well it's the one a lot of you have been waiting for. The rival contest is now here! I hope we get a lot of good pics entered in this one
NOTE: There will be no extension for any contest we host. If no one enters, that contest is voided. If only one preson enters, that person wins a cancellation prize!
THEME: Rivals! What can you do with two rivals? Do they always fight? Maybe one is so far behind the other he can't compare. What feelings go into this? Be Creative!
START AND END DATES: October 6th- December 6th
- Must be a member of #AnimeContestGalore
- Must be a NEW drawing submitted after October 6th
- Can only enter once. No second/f
Avatar Contest! and Countdown to the ICDC!!!And the winner is...Avatar Contest! and Countdown to the ICDC!!!8 months ago in Contests More Like This
~Moonsetta! With our new tagline "S.O.S. Save Our Spots!"
She will receive 50 Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who suggested taglines! But the fun doesn't end here. Now we are having...
An Avatar Contest!!!
Design a new avatar for #Save-The-Cheetah! The winner will receive 150 ! Once again, the primary guideline to remember is that we are about saving cheetahs and we want to respect and honor them in how we represent them to others. And of course, you must adhere to all group rules. The avatar must have the group name. The avatar you create should be eye-catching. Animation is not required, but it might be more eye-catching than a still avatar. The criteria your entry will be judged on are: 1) does it follow the rules? 2) does it have the group name? 3) does it instantly inform the view
Phantom Chasers Crossover Contest(NEW DEADLINE) DEADLINE EXTENDED AGAINPhantom Chasers Crossover Contest(NEW DEADLINE)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
THE CONTEST WILL NOW END Febuary 24th 2013!
Draw/Write a Phantom Chasers Crossover with any story/fandom
The basic task is to draw any type of scene with one or more of my original PC characters with one or more characters of your choice!
They can be doing anything; fighting, walking, hanging out, it's up to you!
Must contain at least two characters, one of mine and one of your choice~(the more the better )
Any media is allowed, comics, stories, traditional, digital- whatever! ((except cosplay/ photography, I think that's be kinda difficult But hey, if you are a cosplayer it'd be awesome to see an entry of that type! so go for it ))
Amazing Art Advice PodcastI just recently discovered this website called "Paper Wings". http://www.paperwingspodcast.com/Amazing Art Advice Podcast1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I would pretty much recommend the podcasts to everyone that wants to make it far as an artist to check it out. If you need one great to start out with, I totally recommend this one
Ten Steps to a Winning Portfolio at Paper Wings
The two people who run the podcast... well, one of them works as a character designer for Disney, and another one runs an amazing successful webcomic. The tips and advice they gave are absolutely AMAZING. Working at Marvel, I can tell you that I've heard all their advices spoken over and over and over in the industry.
annnd on another note, yay! Convergence got into Featured status on Manga Magazine ERA
Contest: Halloween Scene! ONE DAY LEFT!October has arrived, and so has our first contest! Ready to win some awesome stuff? Good.Contest: Halloween Scene! ONE DAY LEFT!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Updates: Only one day left to get your art in! The contest will officially close at 5pm EST Oct. 31st. The winner will be announced by approximately 10pm EST Oct. 31st.
You must be a member of this group.
You must have at least one star. (Don't have one? Click here: http://fav.me/d5cd7rb)
Your entry must have at least one OC or OFC that belongs to you.
Your entry may be submitted to other contests as well.
The Entry: "Halloween Scene!"
For the contest, you will be creating a work of art that has one or more of your original characters in Halloween type setting.
Yes, this means backgrounds! The purpose of this challenge is to test your skills in a fun way. Every Halloween contest out there seems to be a "dress up" contest, so lets do something a bit different! You can draw your characters trick-or-treating, at a Halloween Party, in a grav
CONTEST, GIVEAWAY AND A TAG!!!THERE'S A 300 POINT GIVEAWAY GOING ON!!!! FLOCK OVER THERE AND HAVE A LOOK!!! IT'S EXCITING!!! YOU MIGHT GET POINTS!!!CONTEST, GIVEAWAY AND A TAG!!!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
GOOD LUCK!!! http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d5cfsyq
I've been tagged by :SRealms: so, here goes!
1. You must post these rules.
2. Each person must post 11 things about yourself
3. Then answer the questiond the tagger gives you
4. you must choose 11 people to tag and post their icons on your journal
5. Go to their page and tell them you tagged him/her
6. No tag backs.
7. No stuff in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you are reading this" You legitimately ( AKA, really, truly, with all honestly ) have to tag 11 people.
8. You must make a journal entry about this.
11 things about me!
1. I my room right now I have 31 Harry Potter posters, 4 news articles, and a load of packaging from wands and figures, because I LOVE HARRY POTTER.
2. I always wear my watch on my right hand, even though I'm right-handed.
3. I a
Halloween Contests (prize pool of 300+pts)Greetings all! ~Zaivinx and ~GeneralBacon happen to love Halloween, so ~ShardWolf3 has come together to deliver its first contests to you allHalloween Contests (prize pool of 300+pts)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, we'd like to mention that everyone who participates will get a prize. It may be anything from a custom to a creature adoptable, and there will even be a few randomly chosen contestants who will receive up to 10 . However, in order to receive a prize for participating, you must submit an entry. This means simply saying you will join and then never submitting an entry to the contest will not count towards a participation prize.
There will be a total of three contests, with one main contest and two smaller contests. Our main contest will have a 1st place prize of 100 and will last the majority of October. Our two smaller contests will both have 1st place prizes of 50 All submissions will be judged on creativity and effort, so a
Time To VOTE on August, PLUS Other News!:iconpurpleflowerplz: Voting on Top Submissions of AUGUST 2012! :iconpurpleflowerplz:Time To VOTE on August, PLUS Other News!9 months ago in Happenings More Like This
TIME TO VOTE ON AUGUST 2012's FOLDERS!
~~~ :iconpoppy3plz: ~~~ HOW TO VOTE ~~~ :iconpoppy3plz: ~~~
Most Months, we hold a WHOLE GROUP Membership Voting, and we Welcome our AWESOME MEMBERS/[plus ADMIN.!] to VOTE on what each feel are the TOP Submissions from the Month, out of our Folders!
We believe this is the Group's Group.
You May Vote on:
2 from "Birds, Iverts., Aquatics, Repts., Amphibs. AUGUST 2012" - HERE: http://unframed-nature.deviantart.com/gallery/38516283
1 from "Wild Animals AUGUST 2012" - HERE: http://unframed-nature.deviantart.com/gallery/38516332
1 OR 2 from "Domestic Mammals AUGUST 2012" - HERE: http://unframed-nature.deviantart.com/g
More "Breaking into a job with art"...Hi guys! I hope everyone is well! For some strange reason I've been getting an overwhelming number of people asking me about breaking into a job with art all of a sudden @_@More "Breaking into a job with art"...10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'll always answer any further questions. (just note me or leave a comment)
But I just wanna refer you guys to some previous writings from other artists I have already posted earlier, and is still really good information if you've missed it.
Even if some of these are comics, I feel like most of the things stated are universal for most art-related jobs. Don't be put off just because you might not be interested in doing comics.
Paper Wings Podcast
And then I wanna talk about the basic stuff:
- It's hard. It really is. But don't give up.
Contest Time!!! (Contest Over-JUDGING) JUDGINGContest Time!!! (Contest Over-JUDGING)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Members that submit an entry get 5
#Nakama-no-IchiRuki's First Contest
The theme is fruits. You can draw a Ichigo wearing a fruit hat, Ichigo or Rukia dressed up as fruit, anything. Be sure to show the theme properly! It must include Ichigo, Rukia, or both.
Must be a member to Join :bulletblue:
Not a member, why not join http://nakama-no-ichiruki.deviantart.com/
:bulletblue: Must include Ichigo, Rukia, or both :bulletblue:
:bulletblue: You can include oth
Commission infoPRICES FOR SINGLE CHARACTER:Commission info9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Bust/full body of a small animal: $5
Bust/full body of a small animal: $10
Lineart + painterly colouring
Bust/full body of a small animal: $7
The price of background will depend on the complexity.
If it's something easy, like sky only, fog everywhere or if it's very blurred (like in http://mizuk0.deviantart.com/art/Puck-321063804 ), the price of bg will be the same as price of cell-shading character; if the bg is more complex, detailed, it'll cost around as much as one character in painterly style.
I'm afraid it's not very clear, so. Let's say you wan
TutorialsLately I've come across some nice tutorials/free goodies on dA.Tutorials1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I stumbled across this free mag Concepteez: http://concepteez.deviantart.com/art/Concepteez-Mag-Issue-2-268431945
Second issue available now. Includes walkthrough, tutorials, sketches etc.
And there is this tutorial http://tincek-marincek.deviantart.com/art/how-to-paint-digital-2-267330051?q=favby%3Abecc-j%2F8904594&qo=32
The artists style is anime/semi-realism, but so much is covered and there are some great ideas that can be applied to any style. Check it out.
OC Contest, 3 different stylesSummary:OC Contest, 3 different styles8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I've been told that my favourite OC is amazingly fun to draw, I'm no artist so I cannot confirm that; but it's a contest dedicated to her nonetheless
The OC you will be drawing is named Rita.
This contest is open for three different styles: Chibi, Portrait and FullBody
Any form of art is allowed (Traditional, Digital, Pixelated, Realistic, etc)
Anyone can enter, all you have to do is send me a note to your finished piece
I would appreciate it if people would comment here to let me know they will be entering, but it's not required
If enough people request it to be extended, it can be done; otherwise...
Finish Date: October 31st, 2012 (11::59PM your time),
Anyone can enter this contest.
You may enter all three categories if you wish
You have free choice on her expression and pose, and what she is doing
Nudity/Hentai/Gore/Any other mature content ~ is allowed, try not to overdo it (I'm rather fo
Username Contest!I have 3 accounts that I don't want/use so I figured I'd just give them away.Username Contest!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you wish to own one of these accounts you must do each of the following:
1.Spread/Feature this journal
A simple link will be fine ^-^
2.Draw one of my characters
Nay Nay http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=bakakaru#/d54334v
You may enter for more than one name, but must use another picture.
There will be two Grand Prizes
You may just enter for the Grand prizes only.
You may enter as many times as you like for any name or Grand prize.
When you finish your picture, please post it in this journal with the username you want!
No traditional please.