TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRAHere's some of the most amazing and invaluable advice you'll most-likely ever get from one of my good colleagues and legends in comics/gaming, creator JOE MADUREIRA. It's what i've been preaching to you aspiring artists since i arrived on DA, but i think his POV says it perfectly:TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*WARNING: SOME MATURE LANGUAGE*
"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST?
Or a successful WORKING PROFESSIONAL?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I'm not usually a soapbox type guy, I don't like instructing people, and I think I'm a terrible teacher. But hey, it's Friday and I'm in a strange mood. So here goes:
I've noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: "Where should I go to school?" "What classes should I take?" "What should I study for anatomy?" "What pencils and paper do you use?" "Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?" "How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?" "When
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Sissy and Katie by Evette
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ghost city by alfred-georg
Slavic folklore by AgnieszkaOsipa ghost city 2 by alfred-georg shape of the goddess by felixheru
moving into a new space by StefanBeutler roots by alfred-georg Minni. by gsphoto
Miss Pixie. by gsphoto *** by Anna-model Miss Pixie. by gsphoto
elements of nature by StefanBeutler
Untitled 354 by JohnPeri
Bordeaux by creativephotoworks
New Contest! The Will to be Badass!Sup BADASS! :iconbadassplz:New Contest! The Will to be Badass!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Even the most gifted badasses have to train. Whether it's mastering their techniques, achieving spiritual enlightenment or just plain old working out, badasses need to train!
This contest is open to original characters and fan works alike.
What we are looking for is...
1. The character or characters working to become or maintain their badass status.
2. This training can be all sorts of things. It can be pumping weights or exercising. It can be practicing with their powers or abilities. If you like it can be something more spiritual, like levitating rocks with their mind. Even meditation, done right, can be badass.
3. Sparring with an opponent can be accepted. However, you should be careful to make it different from an actual fight or combat.
4. While some forms of training can be conveyed in a static pose (like standing beneath a waterfall), most of the best in
Knight Demo/Tutorial video!Posted this up on youtube , hope it helps!Knight Demo/Tutorial video!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.I commission art a lot. I've commissioned from many different artists all over the world. And after several years here are a few on my own personal thoughts on commissionsSome thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. List you prices.
- Whether its flat rates or by the hour, artists that commissions should list their rates. Most the time the old saying "If you have to ask, it probably costs to much." really comes into play here. I'm so much more likely to commission someone where I can gauge my budget. I myself am a single income family of five. That means I have a budget. A budget means I shop around. So that means when I am comparing artists if I know what I can spend with one and not the other, I'm more likely to go with the one I know I can budget.
2. List your customers.
- It is so much easier for a person to know where they stand when you have them listed.
2˝. Update your customers.
- Most artists have an idea how long something is going to take. Now it's understandable that the idea isn't always acc
WATCH STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN'S FIST RIGHT NOW! Alpha (Episode 0)........................https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyVO0NLoLWEWATCH STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN'S FIST RIGHT NOW!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Beginnings (Episode 1)...............https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW7S62t6Ikw
Round 1: Fight (Episode 2).........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCpBEzyEqn0
Satsui No Hado (Episode 3)........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H739jNfPWAQ
A Rough Night (Episode 4)..........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbF0pHA_Y70
Banished (Episode 5)..................https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSh8Y-FcWlU
Demons Within (Episode 6).........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWRvIXtyIps
Path of the Shin Oni (Episode 7) .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdDFVtXxH_Q
The Ultimate Sacrifice (Episode 8) . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zya_3JxXxl4
The Calm Before the Storm (Episode 9) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UIrijO0d1c
The Raging Demon (Episode 10).http://youtu.be/vn7yl1EnWI4
May the Best Man Win (Episode 11) http://y
ANIMATION FACT....The conventional Anime style (big eyes, large heads & proportions) origin traces back to Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989/Astro Boy, Kimba The White Lion, Black Jack), unanimously known as 'The Godfather of Anime' who was heavily influenced by the style's of Max Fleischer's BETTY BOOP & Disney's BAMBI. Anime's signature style was derived from American animation styles.ANIMATION FACT....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
See how we influence each other?
Digital Art Masters v. 8I've got a tutorial coming out in the latest Digital Art Masters Book. Check it out!Digital Art Masters v. 82 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Speed Painting Video!Hey hey!New Speed Painting Video!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've received a bunch of requests for a full walk-through for my painting process and finally got around to cranking one out!
Here's the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdMWUMhn0ps&list=UURGCX-Q0lXCv59lRRO--6gQ&index=1&featurelcp !
I didn't want to just post a video of sped up footage, so I tried interjecting breaks of me explaining all techniques I used during the process.
I hope this helps!
PS: Sorry about some of the weird music editing... first time editing with this program heheh.
How I workI've gotten questions about painting demos on how I work, but I don't have any of those yet. I definitely want to try that out though. While I can't show you right now, I can tell you about it.How I work3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Creating an illustration is fun. But it's also a lot of work if you want to make it any good. Most people don't realize how much work it really is. How much thinking and preparation is needed. It's really problem solving. You're solving problem after problem, trying to make things work. Thankfully it's a fun problem to solve and you can explore as you learn new things.
Also, I'm not talking about sketching, or doodling, or speed painting. I'm talking about a story-driven illustration.
This check list is by no means definitive, especially when it comes to the design elements like characters and location design. In fact, it's more of a starting point. These are useful guidelines, reminders.
This is all common knowledge among illustrators. You learn this stuff in art school. You also learn the foun
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE...." I haven't reached the point where I think I'm good at this. that's the drive. i know that its in me to be really good at it. and i think i've come close a few times, but i don't usually look at things i've completed and feel content. Which that means the next thing you start, you go in with that attitude that 'this time, I'm gonna get it right.' it doesnt mean you hate everything you do, but i'm never content. And maybe i never will be but i secretly know that that's what makes you grow." - Jamie HewlettTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Stop the perfectionismOn my Tumblr site someone asked me for some general advice for an aspiring comic creator. This is what was on my mind. Thought I'd share it here on Deviantart as well.Stop the perfectionism4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Right now all I can think of is something I've been thinking about lately. And that is the depression some of us artists get about our art. Like our expectations aren't just "My drawings need to be good!", they are "My art needs to be PERFECT."
So I would suggest always try to improve, gain confidence, but expect good/average output. Don't expect perfect art, ever. By doing this only causes you to be frustrated, which in turn causes mistakes, which pisses you off more, then you're stuck in a lame spiraling circle downward to the pathetic whiny artist. Which in turn kills your deadline. Giving yourself freedom from perfection makes drawing much easier and better art is produced and on time.
I'm currently working on this piece where it started out difficult, I had high expectations for it, I was in a bad mood, nothing was
What I've done SO Far...updateOK So this is what I 've done so far in order after working as aWhat I've done SO Far...update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
crappy ass security guard for five years in Jersey.
Discovered by some of the nicest and un-f...kn-believably talented ass
individuals my first job was at
-DC Showcase Superman/Shazam/ revisionist
-Superman Batman Apocalypse/ revisionist
- All-Star Superman Storyboard /revisionist
- Green Lantern Storyboard revisionist/ Storyboard
- Batman Year One Storyboard revisionist./ Storyboards
- Lead Character designer for defunked computer animated
Batman show. "Awesome ass concept
that was too dark
- Young Justice/ Character designer..incidentals/ Designer
-Superman Elite/ Character Design
-Green Lantern the animated series. Storyboard revisionist
- Dark Knight Returns Character designer
GI Joe Renegades/ Character designer
-TMNT/ Colorist promotional shizz.
Love the turltes so that was fun.
Transformers Prime/ Storyboard revisionist
I had never seen anything trans
Autumn Contest Time! CLOSEDThank you to everyone who entered! After the extension and some advertising in other groups, a lot of people submitted! The-Legendaerie-LT and I have our work cut out for us. xD Hopefully we can announce the winners in a week or so.Autumn Contest Time! CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And also... REGULAR SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN.
Submit to your heart's content!
10/8/12: Also, please answer this poll about our contest prizes: http://poplarleaves.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3202291/
I'd like to know what you guys want the most out of our contests.
9/17/12: Ten days left! If you need some inspiration, here's a really cool autumn-themed mask: http://samidare-jin.deviantart.com/art/Autumn-Tunes-183311024
No copying, though! Just something to get you inspired and thinking about autumn.
The theme is Autumn!
Think of anything autumn-related. It can be a holiday, the changes of nature, a tradition... anything related to the season of autumn!
The deadline is September 27 at 12:00 am Central Standard Time. Le
Digitally Delicious: August 20thDigitally Delicious: August 20th1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
1305 by TimurKhabirov
Figure 2 by daGohs
MtG: Restoration Angel by algenpfleger
Pharika, God of Affliction by PeteMohrbacher
Space Lion by Tohad
t3wt by AppleSeries
A very small man can cast a very large shadow by RobotDelEspacio
Storm Dragon by VargasNi
D by eLfanka
ShadowOfTheSun by Sadmonster
Free us by monikapalosz
Free us by monikapalosz
20120222 by ArdenRey
20120222 by ArdenRey
Streetside Stories: ColorWith Motorola motoG by - ElerkoStreetside Stories: Color1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
by - IFedorovskaya
Instant 3098 by - SUDOR
Untitled by - jeanEmarre
Liquid Wrapby - djailledie
London Undergroundby - makepictures
Murder in the Libraryby - deepgrounduk
thirdhandby - myraincheck
In My Daddy's Armsby - niklin
GDC 2013 Aftermath and Cryamore Prototype Demo!GDC 2013GDC 2013 Aftermath and Cryamore Prototype Demo!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I came back from San Francisco last week to attend GDC (Game Developer's Conference) there. It was pretty chill. Got a lot of great feedback from a wide variety of players there, as well as awesome leads with some big people I can't even say anything about yet! Crazy cool. Also, GDC's atmosphere >>> typical anime/comic con atmosphere. Forealz.
And a shot of people who are crazy enough to be interested in this game of ours:
Here's a shot of (almost) all of us chilling afterwards at tha Thirsty Bear:
Game development: I'm being turned.
GDC CRYAMORE PROTOTYPE DEMO
So this is just copy-pasted from the blog and Kickstarter update, but here it go:
Here's the 1-Month-developed public GDC demo that we scuttled together! You can play it online here in your browser right here:
For Windows Users, you might experience an error on the webplayer build. The game should play better/well on Firefox only!
No Zombies Allowed Art Journal!No Zombies Allowed Art Journal!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's where I'll be collecting the art from No Zombies Allowed posted around DA. Below you'll find it separated by artist.
NZA! Heroes by petura NZA! More art by petura NZA! Premiums by petura
Icon Madness! by frogbillgo No Zombies Allowed Agent by frogbillgo No Zombies Allowed Agent House by frogbillgo Through The Years by frogbillgo Building Collection by frogbillgo No Zombies Allowed Hero Concepts! by frogbillgo
No Zombies Allowed - Early Development by Zatransis No Zombies Allowed - Zombies! by Zatransis No Zombies Allowed - Eye Tests by Zatransis No Zombies Allowed - Heroes First Pass by Zatransis
The 5 bullshit myths of concept art.Concept art is getting bigger and bigger. More people know what it is nowadays, it gets shown in the media more often and more books get released. This automatically results into more people wanting to become concept artists. So many artschools are now creating special courses all towards game art or concept art. (Game art can also include UI design, 3D modeling etc.).The 5 bullshit myths of concept art.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yet it is a fairly new thing to most people and the idea of "becoming a concept artist" has grown rapidly over such a short time that a lot of people who are new to it seem to get a lot of misguide info. I am going to try to list this misguided info and direct you to the correct info.
(Again I would always advise you to do your own research and form your own knowledge and not just simply agree with what you read online, not from anyone, not from me. Even though i'm right .. ofcourse. *wink *wink )
Had the Urge...…to write this because I'm getting repeated questions that are pretty much along the same lines and rather than direct each one to my FAQ, I have a different way to answer the question, which is basically:Had the Urge...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Why am I not getting anywhere in my art? What can I do to get better? No one is liking my work, how can I get more people to like my work so they can pay me?"
The real question you should be asking yourselves is:
"Why am I drawing?"
I mean, I take a look all the time at people who may not be skilled or whatever, and I'm sure they don't feel the best about their work (or they may), but they always have something to say that made them feel good while drawing it. Saw a sunset beach picture earlier that someone drew/painted and of course, it's not professional-looking at all. What ringed to me was the fact that in their comments, they said they "enjoyed it and was a relaxing piece". Not complaining about how the sand looks too crappy or the colors in the s
How to buy prints from Mr Ry-Spirit? (UPDATED)Read below to find out how to buy prints from me!How to buy prints from Mr Ry-Spirit? (UPDATED)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
29th May EDIT: A1 and A2 sizes are now available! as well as shipping price change
Additional information for those who likes to read.
All A3 size prints are in 200 gsm matte paper. All A2 or A1 prints are in 180 GSM bond paper. If there's an artwork you have seen before but hard to find on my gallery cos I got too many artworks, here's a tip for ya, just google it up. If its a Zelda artwork then just type in 'Zelda Ry-Spirit' then look at the google images and see if its there, google is your friend! Or even just type in Ry-Spirit in google to see what images comes up, usually the most popular ones pop up first anyway. please write your address down properly, make sure the address is structured properly so I don't get the states and street names and stuff mixed up, cos I am not from your country and don't know how your country's Adress structure works... so yeah just beware of things like that. Australian residents if you
DA PortfolioDA Portfolio3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've uploaded some new pieces in there, check it out
I've been so busy with new projects lately...
So I couldn't reply your messages. Sorry guys
* I am working on a busy schedule all the time so I am not doing any drawings or band logos or any other stuff for free, so please don't ask for such favours. Oh, and I don't take requests so please don't ask me.
SenshiStock is Reproducing!SenshiStock is Reproducing!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are all very excited.
From Basics To BatsHey! So I popped another video of me drawing ol Dark knight emself.From Basics To Bats3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Decided to start with the basic setup of side profile and then drawing the skull, adding skin to make Brucey Boy after, and then lastly...Bats! Anyways, Check it out here>
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Oh! I'll have more stuff coming up of my coloring process, character design, reinterpretation stuff and more. So Stay tuned!!
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