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Gather a 'Circle Of Trust' to Grow & Get MotivHave you ever been a part of a failed collaboration?Gather a 'Circle Of Trust' to Grow & Get Motiv3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Or how about a harsh critique?
Has anyone ever just ripped into your work and thus, into YOU as a person?!
It's happened to all of us.
We all have baggage from failed collaborations and scars from harsh critiques.
But without healthy critiques and collaborators, you'll never grow - as an artist, as a storyteller or as a person.
Although it's tempting to just go all "Boo Radley" and shut out the world when you work on our comics or concept art...
...you really shouldn't.
As painful as some of your past experiences have been, isolation is not good for us.
And most of us crave creative community.
...we just don't know what to look for in critique groups and collaborators.
Without healthy critiques and collaborators, you'll never grow - as an artist, as a storyteller or as a person.
Creating out of your own self-contained motivation gets exhausting.
And authentic artistic growth is slow (if not impossible) without regular, ob
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS...."The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case." - Chuck CloseTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good luck on your projects this year!
and this is how you make a brush XDokay, so next week i will have actual video tuts of my own with audio showing some brush tips, but till then...and this is how you make a brush XD3 years ago in Personal More Like This
MY WIFE HAS HAD TUTORIALS ON THAT FOR OVER A YEAR AGOOOOOO!!!!
but googling how to make brushes in photoshop is soo tiresome ...
so, here is where you find her video containing that stuff
and here is a folder full of here tuts on brushes and other stuff
look through all of it if you want to learn some neat stuff.
then after actually trying some of it out, you will understand better how i do my stuff.
and then next week you will hear my charming lovely voice ranting about photoshoppin XD
should be fun, and seriously, my voice is ooh so sexy XDXDXDXDXD... with a slight hard r russianish accent XD
you know hov ve keep varm in croatia.... ve play...hm... diablo XD
Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 63 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
Halloween Colouring Contest! More prizes! Heylo everybody!Halloween Colouring Contest! More prizes!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's getting that time of year again so let us celebrate with some colourings! <3
This contest will run from today, the 4th of October 2014, until November the 1st 2014.
Waist up Coloured picture of one character by Suiish
Waist up Sketch of one character by Suiish
[Bullet; Black] 1st 300 [Points]
Waist up Coloured picture of one character by Suiish
[Bullet; Green] 2nd 200 [Points]
Waist up Sketch of one character by Suiish
[Star!] I hope to complete and sell a adoptable i have made to help fund better prizes for this contest! I will keep you updated and if by any chance you wish to donate you can do so by noting me about it, Suiish Donators will have a future feature journal here! [Star!]
Thanks to Skull-san for helping us with
Tip of the Day: ImpossibleTip of the Day: Much of what we say is 'impossible' is just opinion, not fact.Tip of the Day: Impossible2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Decided to start an ARTBOOK on CROWDFUNDINGDecided to start an ARTBOOK on CROWDFUNDING2 years ago in Personal More Like This
KICKSTARTER, VERKAMI, INDIEGOGO....
This is an example of what I would like to do; Many of you have already read about it, and gave me your support. I'm telling it again.
I'M SERIOUSLY THINKING ON TO START A CROWDFUNDING
This is it. I want to start a crowdfunding project. I am looking for good printing and shipping prizes that offers me good quality. I'm waiting for an answer from a very cool guy I have meet who is going to help me.
I think that my crowdfunding project will be an artbook. But I don't want to stay just there. I mean, the most important thing is that I want to enjoy every page I fill. Every line I do and every color I choose.
If I don't feel I'm spending a good time doing this, I should not do it. And this kind of mentallity is what makes me want to do this. Spending a super good time, and have one of the better experiences in m
Tip of the Day: RoadsTip of the Day: The road we choose to travel is more important than the destination. There's usually more than one road that will lead you to where you want to go.Tip of the Day: Roads2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
artbook questions - again!hey wonderful followers. thanks again for all the help regarding the art theft from last week. i'll keep you posted on what happens!artbook questions - again!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i'm thinking about that artbook i mentioned a few journal entries back. i have some ideas of how i want to handle the content, which includes a few exclusive pieces, tutorials/walkthroughs and probably a dvd showing my painting process. i want to make it happen! but one thing i've decided is to look for a publisher in the U.S. it would be great since that would make the book altogether more affordable for many of you - it's so expensive to ship from europe! so i wanted to ask if any of you guys could suggest any american publishers or knew any companies that make interesting artbooks that aren't too expensive/gigantic? any tips would be great. thank youuuuuu for reading!
Collection: PugilistCollection: Pugilist6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Capturing the essence or the "sweet science" of prize fighting is a near impossible task for most artists. There’s more than the necessary knowledge of the anatomy of an athlete’s body in motion. There’s the underlying unknown life narrative of each pugilist: Was it a special talent and toughness or poverty and desperation that led to being in a ring trying to beat another person into submission? A bad performance doesn’t just mean bad reviews or early retirement, but possible permanent physical disability. On many levels these are our greatest athletes.
Few artists have experienced boxing before trying to express its agony and its ec
Improvements!Is there anyone who knows of any good online art classes? Or something similar?Improvements!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the kind of thing I want to learn:
I was actually thinking of doing University but I can't really spare the time these days, I just really want to expand! If anyone knows of anything that can help me learn this type of thing, that would help out so much, I don't know the first place to start so any help would be great.
Thanks in advance
Also, one of my closest friends has been doing some incredible work lately, check out his work:
Rick - The Walking Dead
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
Site Update: Gallery Subfolders, SignaturesIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Gallery Subfolders, Signatures3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New Premium Member Feature: Gallery Subfolders
One of the most requested features we've gotten on Site Updates in the past is the ability to add subfolders within your gallery. As of today, the wait is over! Subfolder capability has been added to the member gallery for Premium Members. This allows users to create folders within a folder, for more specific organization and overall tidiness.
Try the new subfolders feature by upgrading to a Premiu
4 Kinds of StorytellingHere's an old journal from 2010 about storytelling. Because I have a lot more readers these days, I think I'm going to start reposting some of my earlier posts for my newer audience. So for you old timers, feel free to skip.4 Kinds of Storytelling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In full disclosure, I slightly edited this journal to make it a little more balanced (while also fixing a ton of typos).
I feel like the word "storytelling" gets thrown around a lot in our industry. Yet when I look out there at some comics, I don't always see a lot of evidence for it.
It feels like people in comics pros--myself included--often use the word only because we feel like we're supposed to. Over the years enough professionals have been accused of being poor storytellers to the degree that everyone is now afraid of being a pinup artist as opposed to a bona fide storyteller. But it's not enough just to claim you're a storyteller.
Most people reading this probably h
character contest completeno more entries after i type this. XD it is now 17:26. thursday. 2013-01-10character contest complete2 years ago in Personal More Like This
this is a contest for a character for the "Anima: Gate of Memories" video game.
I will be very clear, there will be NO PAYMENT for any winners here. You enter if you want to do this, and we are in no way trying to scam anyone of doing free work.
What the winner will get out of this contest:
1. the winner's character will be 3D modeled, and put into the game as a character inside the game and story. We will work to incorporate this character into the story, without him or her just standing around for nothing.
2. the winner's full name will be in the credits.
3. This character will be copyrighted primarily to this game, you are allowed to use the artwork for your portfolio, but may be a bit complicated if you want to sell him/her off to a new client. Details of copyright can be discussed with the winner.
What we are looking for:
1. human character in any age or body type, he/she should look like a fa
The End of the Twinkie?http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2012/11/16/hostess-twinkies-ding-dongs-wonder-bread-going-out-of-business/1708409/The End of the Twinkie?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
World War 3 may just be months away, with much of the middle east currently being blown apart by missiles and the locals setting their neighbours on fire, but the real news is that the Twinkie, the USA's primary contribution to world cuisine, could cease to be.
"You eat those?" I hear people ask. Hell no. Never eaten one in my life. There's something about their unnatural, chemical-yellow colour and that they have a half-life rather than a use-by date that just sets off one too many alarm-bells.
In fact, I'm pretty sure that if you read the print on the pack, you'll find asbestos to be a key ingredient.
Even John McClane can't keep one down, and he took out a building full of terrorists with nothing but his bare feet and a Santa hat.
Which leads to my point: Without the Twinkie, there are SO many lines from SO many classic movies that future generations just a
Tip of the Day: 3 Things to get to our destinationPersistence is the engine, common sense is the steering wheel, belief is the key. We need all 3 to get to our destinations.Tip of the Day: 3 Things to get to our destination3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now let's get painting!!
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Week: VisualizingWhen you visualize the task before you do it, it makes it that much easier to accomplish and accomplished better. Especially for drawing and painting. Before I work on a film, I take about 10 or 20 minutes staring at something dark or close my eyes to try and visualize the movie before I start painting.Tip of the Week: Visualizing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I believe that visualizing is the hardest and most powerful way to think. With conscious and persistent practice you can improve your ability to visualize.
See you soon Sao Paulo! http://www.melies.com.br/mega-palestra/programacao.html
Korra jobs openingsSome great opportunities have opened up at Nickelodeon for artists to apply for work on Korra. With 26 more episodes added, no surprise the crew needs to grow.Korra jobs openings3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So update that CV, polish that portfolio, and best of success!
For Character design:
Paperman.Astounding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTLySbGoMX0Paperman.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Deeper Involvement with the Art Community.Many new & interesting things have surfaced in my life online to help me connect with the art community better, and some of these may interest you.My Deeper Involvement with the Art Community.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly I've finally setup my Livestream Channel and I have regular painting demonstrations for the community. If you curious about how I create my art and my different approaches, you are more than welcome to join me. Please remember to register yourself and put my channel in your watchlist so that you will get notified via emails whenever i broadcast my live sessions.
Secondly I have my dA chatroom called Artgermination, which dedicated to all Digital Art discussions. It has been running for a few months and it has now become a great place for many great artists to hang out and exchange art tips and knowledge. I am really involved with the chat regardless of my crazy working schedules and I am enjoying it. If you have some burning questions about digital art and th
RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol 1 & 2 NOW AvailableJ. Scott Campbell's RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol. 1 & 2 NOW Available for purchase at http://www.jscottcampbellstore.com/RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol 1 & 2 NOW Available3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All first orders will be SIGNED!
Volumes 1 and 2 of J. Scott Campbell's The Ruff Stuff sketchbooks! These uniquely created sketchbooks give you the look and feel of real pencil sketches in a spiral bound, 48 page sketchbook! These sketchbooks give you an inside look into the process of conception to reality of the J. Scott Campbell artwork you know and love!