Zelda PLZ Guide!Last Updated: 1/17/15Zelda PLZ Guide!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tips for a Successful GroupWith hundreds of new groups created every week, and probably half as many dying out due to inactivity or lack of watchers and interest, it's clear that the group platform is a double-edged sword. Creating your own group is an amazing experience, and it can be so rewarding! But it also takes a lot of work, sweat and jolly cooperation to make the dream come true. With this in mind, I contacted various group Founders of some big deviantART groups and asked them some questions.Tips for a Successful Group1 year ago in Personal More Like This
While staring into this repeatedly, I decided Cinderella's dress is like the Super Group status. Everyone wants it, but if the group isn't the right kind of group, it is only a pretty cover for a bad book.
Creating Your Group
One day you woke up and -bam! the idea hit you, and in your head you thought to yourself "why not?". Well, here is a list of a whole number of reasons why NOT
12th BirthdAy ShenanigansA compiled list of any current (or upcoming) deviantART 12th Birthday activities. If you are holding and event or know someone who is, leave a comment below!12th BirthdAy Shenanigans3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official 12th Birthday Announcement
Read all about deviantART's Birthday here!
deviantART Birthday Subscription (run by Katy-L-Wood)
Win yourself a Premium Membership!
7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway! (run by bradleysays and lightpurge)
The draw to win prizes is closed, but winners will be drawn all week!
The Legend of Zelda: The Edge and The LightHello everyone! Years ago, I started drawing a 'Legend of Zelda' fanfiction that I posted here, but due to personal issues, I completely had to stop drawing it and put it aside. I'll rather not go into my reasons for falling off the face of the earth, but I was always sad I couldn't finish that story, and a lot of fans of it were sad too. But now it's back, and completed, and you can buy this book in print! But in a slightly different format to traditional comics...The Legend of Zelda: The Edge and The Light3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This fanfic, called "The Legend of Zelda: The Edge an The Light", is a comics-prose-music story - something that combines all three of these things. Working in a mix of prose and comics makes me work faster, by giving the story the kind of depth that only prose can give, while getting to draw comics of the characters too. All-in-all, it works very well, and I'm happy to share this experience with everyone on DeviantArt.
Download the E-book here:
Part 1 - Chap
Little thing called TalentLittle thing called TalentLittle thing called Talent2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive and my purse is empty, but they say I have talent."
In general, talent means the skill that someone has quite naturally to do something that is hard, a high degree of ability that a person was born with. It's hard to argue that some people indeed have more of an inherited talent for arts than others. They are able to get to a certain level rather quickly and get a lot of praise along the way. However, relying on talent will only last for so long, there's a point to be reached when nothing but hard work gets you through.
"Talent is so loaded a word, so full to the brim with meanings, that an artist might be wise
The Artist Hopsital Helpful Video Catalog!LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!The Artist Hopsital Helpful Video Catalog!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got something!
So I made a bunch of videos plus I fav a bunch (mostly SAI but what you see can be translated form program to program). I thought I would be nice and share the ones I've found the most useful and fun to watch. I promise, these videos along with an abundance of tutorials, you won't even know which one to experiment with first!
And this is just the tip of ye old iceberg! When I find more I'll post them.
Have some videos?
Why not drop them in the comments, nyo? I'll take a look and add them to the list! I'll also try to get some more manga Studio stuff up as well.
Manga Studio EX4 Videos:
Sketching and Inking
Painttool SAI Videos:
Acts of Creation Part 4WHY ARE SALES SO LOW WHEN THEY'RE MAKING SO MANY COMIC BOOK MOVIES?Acts of Creation Part 44 years ago in Personal More Like This
By Dave Elliott
Another in a series of mind boggling trips into the inner workings of the industry OR I bet you thought it was going to be more fun than this.
There is often talk of cycles in comics, how readers turn over every 3/4/5/25 years, booms and busts, everyone is leaving for Hollywood, kids don't read comics because of video games
Do you know how many are true?
Probably all of them. Twenty-odd years ago, it was the established fact that the majority of comic book readers came and went in three years. Most of the market wasn't around long enough to even notice that certain characters came back time after time.
The comic book industry has had its own share of recessions. Had its fair share of booms too. Maybe more than its fair share, fighting against nature some might say.
Hollywood has always courted the industry. Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas
Acts of Creation Part 3Editor, Managing Editor, Editor In Chief, Publisher.Acts of Creation Part 34 years ago in Personal More Like This
Different titles for different jobs, but they overlap and it's where they overlap the trouble normally comes.
I know this is a community of artists but it doesn't hurt to understand who the people are that you are approaching for work. What follows is a brief description of what each normally have to deal with on a day-to-day basis. This is by no means a complete list of their duties but are usually at the core.
EDITOR Overall they are responsible for keeping the book on a timely track while balancing the editorial requirements of the company and the abilities and desires of the creative teams.
MANAGING EDITOR These guys watch the editors and are usually responsible for their performance while at the same time having responsibilities of their own.
EDITOR IN CHIEF This is the person who usually deals directly with the publisher. Their responsibilities lie primarily with making sure the above do their jo
Free Key Giveaway #13 - CLOSED EDIT: WINNER IS #460! THE KEY WILL GO TO :iconSpottedTigress:Free Key Giveaway #13 - CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks everyone! Check back next week for a new contest!
Giveaway #13 is now CLOSED, we'll upload a new journal next friday for #14!
Free Key Giveaway
Each week we will be giving away 1 key for free to say thanks for all the support.
So what do you have to do to win one?
PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BELOW BEFORE POSTING
Just post on this journal. Post anything you want. Say hello, tell us a joke, give us a funny plz account. Anything.
From when we post this journal, you'll have 24 hours to put your name here.
Please only comment once. If you comment twice, you will be disqualified.
We'll count up how many people commented and then we'll use the random number generator to pick a number: http://www.random.org/
We start from oldest comment first (#1), and the person whose number is gener
Animation in Pixel ArtPortuguese Version HereAnimation in Pixel Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh, many people asked for it, so, I'll do ~ i hope that it'll be good, because I'm not good with explanations.
Which the program that I use?
Gimp 2.8 (you can download it in the site, it's free! http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ )
But you can use Photoshop too, because GIMP looks like with Photoshop, but it's free, more simple and more "light".
I'll explain of a mode that is possible make in Photoshop or GIMP, not much detailed, I wait that you know the basic of the program.
Ah! Have many many patience >//<
The images about what I saying are in the right of the text.
Start with a document of size 100x100 px.
And create a "border" (in other layer) with the size 50x50 so you know that your pixel art is in the size correct.
Now you can make
Rocking around the CRITmas tree! Last 24 hours begins shortly! Please make sure you list your completed critiques in a comment on this journal to qualify for prizes! Remember, even if you haven't made it to 12, I'd like to see how you did!Rocking around the CRITmas tree!2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
On the twelfth day of critmas, a deviant gave to me...
Twelve technical pointers
Eleven potential spottings
Ten revised sentences
Nine nonsense niggles
Eight insightful wonderings
Seven simple swappings
Six suggested changes
Four thoughtful thoughts
And a worth while critique for free!
That's right, its back!
For the third year running, the popular Christmas Critique challenge is back on deviantART. This is a fantastic opportunity to spread your festive cheer and
PE: The importance of the learning processHello again my lovely readers!! I had some issues with my computer and my internet conection yesterday but I hope they are fixed already. If nothing goes wrong, we’re having another chat event today in around 5 hours from the posting of this journal (2PM PDT – Los Angeles) in :#communityrelations: chatroom! I’ll raffle another 300 among the participants and we’ll have a small critique event and trivia! Join us!PE: The importance of the learning process2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The importance of the learning process
In the past days I’ve given you tips on how to draw, I’ve shared tutorials covering different topics and you’ve had the chance to meet professional artists who gave us valuable pieces of advice in their interviews. I want to dedicate this article to talk about the importance of the learning process and how to make the best out of every opportunity to extend your knowledge.
THE FIRST STEPS OF THE PATH
Most of us have found our favo
-Contest (Final Extension)-That's right, it's time for another of Aeoniran/Aionix's contests!-Contest (Final Extension)-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Extended to the 15/10/2012 because of some awful stuff going on)
Where do I even start!?
I shall start with the prizes! That seems to get people interested!
[Tea]Each winner will also be congratulated personally by me, through Skype, (if they wish to be :3, I have a very British accent and am currently ranked at number 7 in the world for sexiest voice. Behind Steven Fry, John Cleese and all those other people!)[Tea]
[Oh Noes!]Not confident you will win? Fear not![Oh Noes!]
[Points]You can earn easy points through these two options![Points]
[Points]Any entry you submit will earn you twenty points! (Provided that it was drawn to a sufficient standard, and not just a scribble for the points and you will only earn 20 for the first entry)oints
Inspiring videos from the topRecently I've been scouring TED talks... it's a bunch of videos from all these awesome people that are so inspiring and heartwarming. I did a poll a while back where 85% of you guys pretty much said that motivation was one of the most important factors to being an artist, and I think these videos can help everyone revive their drive, or push it even further.Inspiring videos from the top3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The fringe benefits of failure - From J.K. Rowling (Author of Harry Potter)
The Mystery Box - From J.J. Abrams, the creator of Lost and Director of Star Trek
Your Elusive Creative Genius - From the author of Eat Prey Love
A curious boy - From James Cameron (Director of Terminator, Avatar, Titanic)
Contest The Colours of Renewal 2014 CLOSED:icontransparentplz:Contest The Colours of Renewal 2014 CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Contest - The Colours of Renewal 2014*
Hello to all members of TheFavouriteShowcase
As usual, as we celebrate our anniversary (4 years now) the time for our contest has come!
It's the renewal season, after a cold, damp, grey Winter (I know, not in the South Hemisphere - but you continue to have good weather there so you will be with the right mood to participate too).
Let's welcome the Sun, the blue skies, the warm weather with our annual contest "The Colours of Renewal"!
What do I want to see on this 4th contest?
The same as the previous years:
Vibrant colours! Warming sensations! Brightness! Joy!
Again we are welcoming "The Colours of Renewal" and you can participate with Traditional Art, Digital Art and Photography.
Only members can participate, so if you aren't a member just join us.
Take in consideration that this is a contest - to be fair, YOU (who are participating) have to vot
V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!Good morning, sir!V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Or madam. As you prefer.
I have an update- the reports are true. Volume 4 pencils are done! Every story page in the book is penciled, and merely awaits color, your eminence.
Chapter 10 is blocked, and nearly all of Chapter 11. Chapter 12 is in the works. So I ought to be able to bulldoze in and start shading up a storm. I'm hoping I can KO about a Chapter's worth of shading every month.
To hit that stride, I'll have to take a break here and build a Prelude pad, KO a few commissions, try to get caught up on e-mails and... egads, when is the last time I replied to someone in the art accounts?
Bad, bad David.
I'm being stingy with samples from Volume 4 here because I want to avoid spoilers. But have some random art advice:
One of our freelancers was interested in how to draw fabric- what makes it look natural, that sort of thing. I doodled this up. The most helpful analogy we dis
V4 Sneak Peek #9: Shading Dark ShadowsI love this part.V4 Sneak Peek #9: Shading Dark Shadows11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Shading is when the flat colors come to life, light falls on the scene, shadows form, and magic glitters.
Twenty pages of Volume 4 are shaded and ready to roll- ten more, and the first Chapter will be done.
The shading is going at a good clip thanks entirely to Liz and our intrepid freelancers- THANK YOU GUYS! They're laying down the hours of work it takes to block in the flat colors, paving the road to a finished book.
And sometimes they add a little extra...
Collecting all icons in one place :DIf you sent me an icon or made me an icon that is not under with the others, let me know and I will add you.Collecting all icons in one place :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I felt like collecting them like MizAmy has. I will also add new icons I get/buy from people here aswell ^^ so this will be my icon collecting journal xD <3 herpderp
:A Wild Snuff Appeared!: by PrePAWSterous- CE - griffsnuff by VlSl0NCon - Snuffen by JoNmlRCE: Griffsnuff by Bienoo:thumb347183308:NOMNOM by BananemHats are for Wearing -CE- by TheMidnightMage:thumb347315210:Nomnom by SmusheyGriffboing by yeagar:CE: Snuffen - jumping icon by TheFailedDream:CE: Snuff Dance Icon by FluffehButt:thumb348806374::thumb349063257:You're A Wizard Snuffy by ForTheLoveOfWalrusSnuffen Ball by DawnOfTheTigressGift For Griffsnuff by AusieOtterPieSnuffen by Locomatic:thumb368360466:
random gift by kudohazamasanSnuffen Icon by toucSnuffen .:CE:. by shibe-intensifiesDancing Snuffen 8D by CainttMai fish: griffsnuff icon contest entry by MizalAlexiee:thumb347169980::thumb347174204:Snuffen3 by ClefairyKid:thumb347314850::CE: SNUFFEN by PuffySmoshSnuffenPedoWink by HalliovaSnuffen eating your hats... by TrishamonstahPixle Gurrfsnuff Contest Entree No Sise Varrations by Creepsalote78:thumb348538311::thumb348
Challenge 10: CHIBIS- closedTime to start the next challengeChallenge 10: CHIBIS- closed4 years ago in Personal More Like This
please to spread love ^^
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Each help is greatly appreciated! thanks
:icondragonwant: CHALLENGE 10: CHIBIS :icondragonwant:
* All what you have to do in this challenge is to draw your own Original Character as a CHIBI.
* Be sure to show the theme properly! entries that won't show the theme won't be accepted sorry!
* What in general is a chibi? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chibi_%28term%29
* What chibi proportions are okay? 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 meaning that I won't accept a character that is taller than a total of 4 heads!
* some different style chibi examples from my gallery: http://izka197.deviantart.com/gallery/33837830 and favorites: http://izka197.deviantart.com/favourites/46263537
* It can be any original character as long as it's a humanoid!
PE: Background tutorials The Background tutorials you shouldn't missPE: Background tutorials2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello again my dear readers! Today I would like to share some tutorials with you! During the 6 years I've been on deviantART, I've gathered many useful tutorials that have deeply helped me along the way. I want to share some of these with you, in hopes that reading them will inspire you to start painting some beatiful sceneries to spice up your works!
These are not the only tutorials on deviantART, it's just a selection of the ones that I've found more useful in my artistic development. If you know of any other impressive tutorial that you think should be listed here, share it in the comment section and I'll include it to the list!
DRAWING GRASS AND TREES
I see armies of Froggies...The last two weeks brought many new developments and news:I see armies of Froggies...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At first we have entered a new year, so:
Happy 2013 everyone! May you achieve all your dreams and wishes!
After celebrating the 1000th page view only two weeks ago, views still rose exponentially and surpassed the 2000 mark just yesterday!
By the time I got around to type this journal entry, we are already about 79 past that mark again.
So you deserve a VERY BIG THANK YOU for all that ongoing interest in my works. You can't imagine how much I appreciate it.
The most exciting news for me was, that my Little Froggy wrist Gatling gun was chosen as a DAILY DEVIATION on December 23th!
What a magnificent Christmas present!
I was understandably totally dazzled and freaked out by this honor bestowed upon my lil' fellow.
The results were unbelievable more than 6500 views and almost 800 favorites in 24 hours for my Froggy!
Also I received many many comments, inquiries and requests and I thank you for every one of them.
Well, this leads t
Featuring amazing artists! VFeaturing amazing artists! V2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you so much to all my watchers, friends and staff at DA for the love & support, lalalamas, favs and lovely wishes Remember you are the reason i´m here and try my best to help others & myself.
Here a small selection of amazing artists! I will do this every week from today. Enjoy
8D creative challengeOMG I wake up and so many people did it so far!!! That is so awesome! take a look8D creative challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I WILL not be adding more 8D but take a look at these ones anyway! you can always post your version in the comments below so people can see yours there.
GriffSnuff's Creative Challenge by DlN0MlTE Nymph Lady and The Pretty Flower by DawnOfTheTigress Creative Challenge - Griffsnuff Entry by Jocyhope Little Parrot by LeftyNinja Balloon In The Forest by pinkbunnii Creative challenge Derp by Kinla Griffsnuff Creative challenge by MizAmy :thumb416453567: :thumb416448217: .Creative Challenge. by Lyrhiant I took a challenge by CaptainDashund :thumb416461436: griffsnuff: Creative Challenge 1 by pixielog Creative Challenge - AFRO LIZZARD by kittenScientist Creative Challenge Willows by Ithlini Color Challange (with Video) by T-Harley :thumb416633838: Upside Down by Pheoniic 1 Layer Creative Challenge by Elephantfreak :thumb416551441: Griffsnuff's Creative Challenge by coloured-prisms Pulse by Hnai Ichiya thingamabob by HoneyShuckle Creative Challenge by xKurrMeowx Octopus by The-Snalf :thumb416498637: :thumb416475345: FANCY KICK. by DilaraOezkan Creative Challenge by Growlipsis :thumb416638442: Creative Challenge by sisaat Color challenge by Leaglem :thumb41646775
Adoptables, Basics for Adoptables ArtistsTwo Steps to StartAdoptables, Basics for Adoptables Artists4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Create a new account
This is not necessary, per se, but if you have in mind to do more than just one or two sheets of adoptables, it might be a good idea to start a new account. This way you won't spam your watchers' inbox, if they're not interested in adoptables, and you can organize your gallery in a better way.
Be a member of Adoptables Groups
dA is a big community and the sheer amount of new deviations every day makes it hard for your art to be seen. Considering that you just made a new account for your adoptables, you have basically no watchers whatsoever so how can you get the exposure you need to sell your characters? The answer is join Adoptables Groups. By doing this you can do two things, the first is submit your adoptables to their gallery and advertise them, the second is observing the trends, what people like to draw and buy more.