CSS Did You Know? - October 3rd, 2012CSS Did You Know? - October 3rd, 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How I Became an Artist...From time to time I get asked a question. Most common being how I got to become an artist and how I learned to improve.How I Became an Artist...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well first of all, I never went to art school. Save yourself from paying off massive loans.
Second of all, for those of you who have ever asked this question, you may be already doing it yourself. You may already be on this path of improvement and don't even realize it yet. And the answer is simple, keep doing what you're doing and what you feel is the path to improvement. I can tell you all about practice, technique, style, books, and other artists to follow. These are all things you should already know and should be religiously seeking on your own. But the one thing most of you might find difficult to grasp is the time it takes to improve. You must have a great deal of consistency, patience, and commitment. Maybe you don't see it yet, but if you keep up with your routine, and another 1 or 2 years from now, look back on your old work. What has changed? What needs mor
Patience is a virtue, because stupid dies out.After the abysmal reception (due to abysmal performance of) Windows 8, M$ are abandoning that entry.Patience is a virtue, because stupid dies out.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Windows 9 is expected to be announced on September 30th.
This is why I’ve kept my crappy old PC. I was waiting before I got a replacement because I knew something like that was gonna happen. I could read the signs. Like tea-leaves….
….or, in this case: sh*t-stains.
50 spirits project updateUPD. I decided to update the list.50 spirits project update4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I added seven deadly sins
I'm going to open a new project *50 Spirits*.
I'll show you 50 spirits of our world. Wish me luck.
1. spirit of fearlessness - http://jetera.deviantart.com/art/Don-t-fear-195906966
2. spirit of darkness
3. spirit of ice
4. spirit of love
5. spirit of light
6. spirit of sun
7. spirit of wind
8. spirit of time
9. spirit of forests
10. spirit of fire
11. spirit of moon
12. spirit of snow
13. spirit of sound
14. spirit of metal
15. spirit of afterworld
16. spirit of stars
17. spirit of alchemy
18. spirit of water
19. spirit of fantasy
20. spirit of blood
21. spirit of weakness
22. spirit of freedom
23. spirit of weather
24. spirit of travels and adventures - http://jetera.deviantart.com/art/Fantasy-of-sun-204205434
25. spirit of loneliness
26. spirit of hope
27. spirit of trust
28. spirit of earth/ground
29. spirit of despair
30. spirit of dusk - http://jetera.deviantart.com/art/Sonne-201550680
31. spirit of poison
Contest - World Tournamer:iconvjump:Contest - World Tournamer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
All Anime Vjump Is Awesome!
Hello Everyone, Vjump Is Now Having Another New Year Contest. The Contest Will Start From January 6th And End On February 6th, 2013 But You Cannot Enter In The Contest If You Are Not A Member Of Vjump. If You Are Already A Member Of Vjump Or Joined Today And Want To Enter In The Contest All You Need To Do Is Post A Comment On This Journal Saying "Im Joining" And You Will Be Added In Our Contest's Entry List. Be Fast To Submit Us your Entry. All entries must go into the Fabruary World Tournamer Crossover & VJump Contest Folder. For extra details please ask Ray-Striker
Must Be A Member To Enter In The Contest!
Must Be A New Art, Created For This Contest!
1 Free Digital Art From Rock-Hog
3 month Premium Membership From ELordy
1 Fan Button, 1 Logo & 20 Points From Ray-Striker
1 VJump Champion Badge From Ray-Striker
1 Month Featured On Vjump's Profile
+Watch, +Llama & +Favs
The Great Web Comics Feature -1It's been an Awesome two weeks for me ever since I left for Comic Con India. My webcomic 'The Beast Legion' won the award for 'The Beast Webcomic' at the Comic Con India awards & I managed to sell over 360 sets of the comic as well as inaugurate the WACOM Bamboo Manga.The Great Web Comics Feature -13 years ago in Personal More Like This
A truley grand event which saw the likes of Chris Oliveros, Gary Groth & the Legendary Robert Crumb grace the stage. So When I got back I decided that I'd create 2 features highlighting some of my favourite web comic that I myself read at regular intervals if not weekly.
I hope you enjoy this feature & delve into this Aesome World of Webcomics. I have picked three of my fave pics from each of these amazing comics... Enjoy!
Please take moment & fave this journal & spread word about these Awesome comics & their creators who work
The What to draw next? HARPG Help GuideYou are sitting in your room, looking at your gorgeous horses at Deviantart. You don't have a particular storyline in mind but you really like to draw something. You have no idea what to do. Sounds familiar? Well, here I have something that might get you some ideas.The What to draw next? HARPG Help Guide10 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's a rough set up, and some combinations wouldn't make sense at all, but... maybe it bring you a good story? If you like to help to improve this, please, feel free to comment!
How does it work?
If you are familiar with the horse personality randomizer that Dane made together with some other DA'ers, then it's kinda in the same direction. You will see a couple of lists that together will make a guideline to draw something. Some combination absolutely do not make sense, but just click the random button again to make a better option.
What do I need?
Go to Random.org to get the random numbers to make a combination. Wr
I quit my job.I had to. Being stuck in retail hell for years was getting to me. There's only so many times you can deal with disrespectful self-entitled customers daily, especially when you have personal goals and aspirations that have nothing to do with retail or the success of the business you're working so hard for. (with little acknowledgement.) It's not that I never put my heart into my job -- I even made some great friends there. It's just, when you see so many of your other friends, even family members doing seriously cool things with their talents... it eats at you like you're staring at your own death-clock.I quit my job.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I haven't been one to take risks in the past, so the thought of cutting off my only source of income wasn't exactly on the forefront of my thoughts. But, I was given an opportunity with a soon-to-be startup studio that a bunch of friends of mine are already apart of. I came on board this project earlier this year, but only slightly part-time. On my days off from my retail job, I would p
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?11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have a sudden urge to go play my C64......
Deviant DiscoveryDeviant Discovery2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
WHAT IS DEVIANT DISCOVERY?
Deviant Discovery is a weekly Journal Feature that focuses specifically on Deviants that have good art, but haven't gotten much attention for it. Every week, a new Deviant will be chosen, and a few of their artworks will be show in this Journal, along with a description of the artist themselves. This weekly feature will serve as an attempt to get under-appreciated artists more attention then they already have.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It will work in a similar way to Daily Deviations - either I could select a Deviant myself, or someone could be suggested by another Deviant. Once a Deviant is chosen, we'll find their best five Deviations to be featured in the Journal. Then, we'll give a short description of the artist's work, and a small explanation of why they were chosen. The feature will remain on the front of my page for seven days [168 hours; one week], so that the Deviant can get continuous attention. Suggestions could be s
PROCRASTINATIONProcrastination... Being a sloth... it's a disease.PROCRASTINATION3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All of us struggle with it. On certain days you just don't feel like doing nothing at all. Other days you feel that you worked hard on something and that you're owed time-off for it. And there's that period where you KNOW you should've been working on something; after a lot of time have passed you eventually find yourself wondering WHY you even went along doing nothing for so long.
We're not perfect creatures, it HAPPENS.
But being a procrastinator compared to being a hard-worker is a measure of how serious you take yourself.
If you have a regular 9-5, come home whether it's a long commute or short one, and then taking care of family matters (wife, kids, or parents), it can be pretty hard to keep yourself focused. That's a valid reason for struggling trying to stay focused on a creative project. Life is hard in that aspect. You're definitely a hard-worker in that regard. If you do all that and then work your
The SenshiStock USB Drive Is Available!The SenshiStock USB drives are in and available for purchase!The SenshiStock USB Drive Is Available!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's what you need to know:
This is a USB drive with lots of images on it! Everything from the start of the account until Shoot 26 (the bright blue sheet)
The drives say "SenshiStock" on one side and "A Stock Revolution" on the other side; they come with a lanyard.
Payment can be made online via PayPal or through regular mail by Money Order.
The drives are $20 ea. This does not include shipping. Shipping & tracking for the USA will be $5; First Class International shipping is $7 but does not include insurance or tracking. (Note: USPS increased their rates in Jan 2014)
The stats on the drive currently are:
3.83 GB of stock (but this is an 8GB drive so you will have some additional space!)
About 2,900 stock photos
Includes everything in the gallery from shoots 21-26 (shoot 26 is the one with the brigh
Compare and Contrast++ Click to Enlarge Image ++Compare and Contrast3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Cakes That Are Not A LieIntroCakes That Are Not A Lie1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I've been looking around the internet right before my birthday last week and I found cakes. Lots of them. Here are the cakes that I would like to actually try out sometime in my life:
View on Pinterest
NOTE: "Drag to Collect" indicate that you can literally drag an image to collect it if you're logged in to deviantART.
Yuuumm! Sit back and mouthwater in jealousy as you experience the best cakes of them all!
Taste The Rainbow... by aoao2
simply bday bread by fiegga
Monster book of Monsters cake by cake-engineering
Don't Buy Christopher Hart's Books!Every time I see someone go "Christopher Hart is my favorite artist! He rocks!" and/or suggest his books, I grind my teeth and cringe. I'll be working on this journal off and on to bring up new points and focus on particular examples out of Hart's books. Why? I really think that people shouldn't buy his books. I want to convince them not to. If anything, they're damaging to artists, especially those just beginning and don't know any better.Don't Buy Christopher Hart's Books!8 years ago in Personal More Like This
I think it's important that people know that Christopher Hart is actually a terrible artist who has no grasp of anatomy, creativity, or originality whatsoever. He began as an "Americanized" artist and jumped on the anime and manga band wagon just to make money. He really doesn't know much about anime and manga at all.
His "How to Draw" books don't teach anyone much more than how to draw in an ugly anime-inspired generic style - he more or less states "this is how you should draw this, there is no other way" and his books do not suggest trying to dev
for artists and writers: on finding consultsI hope the way I'm handling magic realism can inspire other artists, writers, and viewers in general to be more critical of fantasy--whether it's something you create or just enjoy.for artists and writers: on finding consults6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Because the more scrutinous the fans, the more creators have to get with it, and the more with it the creators are, the cooler shit we have going around.
So here are some ideas to make your shit cooler.
1. Research, reference, and find consults. This is far easier than a lot of people think it is. Searching on the internet is great, but you're likely to get a lot of overly-complicated, irrelevant information at first--and then later, it won't be specific enough. Books are a lot better because they cover topics in a broader way with a lot of related ideas you might not think to search but end up super important to what you're doing. So go to the library, or the bookstore, and take notes while you're in there if you don't want to buy things. But if
TIPS: How to get more watchers/views on artEdit2:TIPS: How to get more watchers/views on art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Disclaimer: These tips may not work for EVERYBODY, so I apologize if you have tried them and did not see results. These are merely suggestions on how to get views/watchers and the results you may get varies on a number of factors such as how often you post, how active you are etc... so I DO NOT GUARANTEE perfect results.
I have written this a long time ago and I will go to edit this in the future to work better with a more general deviantart audience as my original target audience was intended to be anime/manga artists.
Yooo... 12k+ Views? I never expected a lot of people to read this crappy "guide" XD
I am currently semi-active on dA so I apologize if I am not able to respond to your questions at the moment
Also, some parts of this guide is mostly for visual artists that do drawings
I have no experience in photography/other types of art so I apologize ^ ^;
This is not meant to
A free video lesson on Character PosingHere's a short video lesson where I create a redline sketch over a "student's" drawing to illustrate how to strengthen the pose/ story. Let me know what you think.A free video lesson on Character Posing8 months ago in Personal More Like This
ARE YOU AFRAID TO ERASE?Come on, admit it -- do you inwardly still believe that "erasing" is a sign of defeat for an artist? Even though most of you KNOW, intellectually, that erasing is an important part of the drawing process, don't some of you still put pressure on yourselves to get it right "the first time?" Don't you sometimes feel that your drawing might have turned out better if you did several roughs, instead of trying to finish it on the first try, but you are too critical of yourself to look at a drawing that shows some re-draws and erasing-shadows?ARE YOU AFRAID TO ERASE?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's an experiment you can do:
Draw a picture of a person in a side view - the head or the entire figure, it doesn't matter. With this drawing, try to make it perfect the first time. You're not allowed to erase. When you've completed the picture, stop. Don't make any adjustments.
Now, start a new, second drawing. But this time, you CANNOT, no matter how well it comes out, use this as a finished drawing. And you have to erase three different portions of
V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!Good morning, sir!V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!2 months 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
Classic Toon Disney Shows are coming Back!Hey guys I just now heard that the classic Toon Disney TV Shows are coming back in 2 months on Disney Channel:Classic Toon Disney Shows are coming Back!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Disney Junior)
Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers
and Darkwing Duck
As a new Disney Afternoon!
DRAW LIKE A BEGINNERFirst, before the Blog a few items of interest:DRAW LIKE A BEGINNER1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1) I want to invite you to join my new group on Linked in: DRAWING MANGA & CARTOONS. It's for people, like yourselves, who want to network, publicize their art, and look for opportunities to exchange ideas:
2) Does anyone have the time, or interest in starting a new DA group with me, on How-To-Draw techniques and tutorials? O'm looking for someone technically able to do it, who can devote the time to make it successful, and who also can stay involved in it.
3) Can anyone please tell me how to advertise a drawing contest on other groups? I've got one coming up, where I'm going to give away prizes to the top two contestants.
HERE'S THE BLOG:
DRAW LIKE A BEGINNER
I'm often asked if, as a professional cartoonist, if I actually draw the way I teach other people how to draw in my How-To-Draw cartoons and manga books. Okay, I'll explain, but promise t
DEVIANT ART CAN KISS MY FUCKING ASSdA has died. what else is there to say? i made a new account on Furaffinity the same time i made this account, and it's really made me realize how much this stupid website blows. People on furaffinity actually take interest in what i draw, and it's so easy to gather a nice little click of watchers that actually enjoy what you have to offer and look foward to seeing more. People who you can have discussions with and leave a comment that says more than "cool"DEVIANT ART CAN KISS MY FUCKING ASS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's not you guys, it's like...the whole community
People on here don't give a crap about your artwork, they only give a crap about theirs. The whole of this awful website worship the same unoriginal as fuck artwork that is mass produced by the millions. people only want to see what they've already seen.
Lets browse the front page. Most popular in 8 hours;
Lets have some of this shit
some of this shit
some of this shit
LETS CHUCK IN SOME MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY
Things you should do on DeviantArtA big hug to all my sweet friendsThings you should do on DeviantArt2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconredheart-plz::iconorangeheart-plz: :iconyellowheartplz::icongreenheartplz::iconvioletheartplz: :iconblueheartplz:
This journal is for every Deviant out there struggling to be known. Here you will find some advice on how to get more exposure on DeviantArt.
I have met so many Deviants who are having a hard time getting feedback on their work, be it favs, comments, getting watchers... Well if you follow these next steps, I'm sure things will change.
:iconcuteflowerplz: How can you get yourself known if you just sign in and sign out and expect people to find you. BROWSE DEVIANTART get out there in any category you like, check people's work, give them a a comment, if you like the artist them. They will come back to your page and most likely to do the same for you.
:iconcuteflowerplz: If someone gives you a Please, watch them ba