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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!
Gather a 'Circle Of Trust' to Grow and Get MotivHave you ever been a part of a failed collaboration?Gather a 'Circle Of Trust' to Grow and 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
Halloween Colouring Contest! More prizes! Heylo everybody!Halloween Colouring Contest! More prizes!11 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
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
The Detrimental AweThanks for the ideas everyone! Here's the post many of you requested...The Detrimental Awe3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a sample of responses I've heard from some editors over the years when I've raised practical business concerns regarding comic book publishing:
"No, we don't know exactly what books you'll be doing, but we're (insert name of big publisher) Comics, so sign exclusive with us and not (insert name of competing publisher who has titles ready for you)!"
"This is a (insert name of big writer) book! I know he's late, but just think of how many people would love to be in your shoes!"
"The page rate isn't good, but at least you'll be getting to work with (name of big superhero whom you're supposed to be a fan of)!"
"We won't fly you out or put you into a hotel, but you should come so you can sign at the booth for us! Who doesn't love signing autographs?"
What do these statements have in common? They're emotional arguments made to sidestep yo
TUTORIAL FEATURE I - Digital Manga Style Coloring LINEART COLORINGTUTORIAL FEATURE I - Digital Manga Style Coloring3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
DIGITAL MEDIA: Tutorial for soft cell shading by getty Digital Painting Tutorial by Dianae Coloring Skin Tutorial by sleckt
TRADITIONAL MEDIA: :thumb153461491:
Hair shading tutorial by KirameKirai Tutorial: Coloring Hair by Curryuku Hair Coloring Tutorial by Popo-Licious Realism Tutorial by yumixHair Coloring Tutorial by MissNysha How to paint anime-styled hair by getty
Tutorial for how to paint eyes by getty An Anime Eyes Tutorial by joulee Fantasy Eyes Tutorial by JoJoesArt
If you want to share here with us more anime style tutorials just write a comment ^^
That's all, people! [Heart] I hope you will enjoy these features! [Love]
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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
Coloring Contest!Coloring Contest!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
to celebrate the debut of my first coloring book, "coloring with your octopus" published by baby tattoo books i am hosting a contest here on deviant art. the grand prize is a signed copy of my coloring book with an original hand colored image by me inside! the rules are simple: just download any of these hires images, (you can either print them out or color them digitally) when you are done, upload your work and be sure to add the tags, #briankesinger and #ottoandvictoria. please do not remove any of the text or copyright information from the page and most importantly have fun. to give people a fair chance, there will be three age group categories and a winner from each category age 3-12, age 13-17 and 18+
the deadline for entries is august 18th, i can't wait to see what you all come up with!
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
5 Reasons to WriteI wrote a blog once that urged comic artists to try writing their own books. I held back a bit on what I said--Punk Rock Jesus hadn't come out yet, so I didn't feel like I had the proper authority to really speak up.5 Reasons to Write3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since then, there's been a lot more discussion about the etiquette of publishers toward their freelancers, the recent rise of creator owned books, and the effects of Hollywood moving into comics (or vice versa). And as friend of mine at Newsarama pointed out recently, I'm one of a few guys who's found a middle ground--not only because I'm writing and drawing my own book, but because my OGN is partially owned by DC Comics.
Certain events of the last year have created new concerns within our industry. Do you still need to work for big publishers if you want to "make it"? Do they deliver a better product than creator owned books? Are the Big Two treating creators as fairly as they've always been? Between the rise of digital comics and comic-based movies, are creators getting
Korra: The First Halloween Benders ContestSo, we will be doing a Halloween themed contest of the legend of Korra. I think it's appropriate for this time of year to have this themed contest. Don't you think? The contest will end on October, 31 2012. Halloween afternoon. So you guys can have all of your entry's in (fanfiction, Art and cosplay) on time. I will post a Journal saying the contest has ended. Also, the contest will not be extended for your entry. Don't wait until the last moment to enter.Korra: The First Halloween Benders Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You must be a member of this group before you can enter the contest.
You must have it in the right folder to enter it.
The submission must follow the rules of the group and dA itself.
You are allowed three as a limit. (fanfiction, Art and cosplay)
The cast of The Legend of Korra must be the main focus of the entry but others Avatar characters can be in it as well.
You can have the characters doing anything you want as long as it's appropriate
You must make the enti
New Contest!Hey all,New Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sorry for the delay in putting this up. I'm now happy to announce our brand new contest!
Theme: WHAT NINTENDO CHARACTERS DO IN THEIR SPARE TIME
Aim: When Nintendo characters are not working on their main task (e.g., saving the Princess), what do they do in their spare time? It's up to you to come up with their favourite past-time. It can be as funny or serious as you want it to be!
One entry per person. You MUST be a member to enter!
Submit to 'March 2013 Contest' folder.
Normal group rules apply-http://nintyfans.deviantart.com/journal/Group-Rules-227761460
Any medium accepted (as long as it follows our rules!)
The helper/contributor team can enter if they wish!
The final 10 will be decided by Founder, then final 3 be decided by a week-long poll on the page-please do not vote for yourselves!
Feel free to spread the word! The more, the merrier!
Small Hints how to get views,faves etc.For a lot of you it might be nothing new, but since a lot of you are either new on dA or not experiences with something like "strategies" to get views, comments and faves for their works i thought i write up a few hopefully useful hints for you.Small Hints how to get views,faves etc.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Upload as many drawings photos etc. as you can. Some of you would argue now that it can be counterproductive if the deviations are not good, but i come to that point in #2
2. Join Groups. A Ton of them..at least 15-25. And submit your stuff to them on a regular base. BUT only the things you consider by yourself as "good". The rest is for your gallery only, and interesting for those deviants who want to see sketches, WIP's etc.
Always care asbout the theme of the dA groups of course and about their rules. †If you are not Alvin Lee, Artgerm or Genzoman or have over 100k views on your profile already and over 400-500 watchers at least you really need dA groups to get known.
Of course some people see your stuff when you upload it. There is mysel
Tip of the Day: Experiencing a fallThe experience of falling down is as important as getting up in order to succeed. Sometimes failing for a while is what we need to truly appreciate it when we obtain our goal. Appreciation is one of the core things we need to maintain and/or increase what success we've achieved.Tip of the Day: Experiencing a fall3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Collection: PugilistCollection: Pugilist9 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
GROUND Type Pokemon Contest  closed:icongroundtypeplz: GROUND TYPE POKEMON CONTEST! :icongroundtypeplz:GROUND Type Pokemon Contest  closed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As suggested by Lys-Antigone and after reading unsatisfied comments by our members, I've decided to split this contest into two categories.
TRADITIONAL and DIGITAL
there will be two winners, 1st place for each category. Please donate prizes if you can! this will help
Hope a lot of people will be happy about this.
Faving this journal will help us get more contestants, and the more contestants the better prizes so please spread love
- new submissions only! created on or after August 19th 2012
- your entry can have only GROUD type Pokemon of course. it can be only one, or more, it can be that Pokemon's first type, or second type, as long as one of the types is ground.
- list of Pokemon that can be drawn for this contest: http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-bw/ground.shtml
- only one entry per contest category per member! that means you can eit
Drumfish Productions Art Contest - 6 Days LeftCommissions | Drumfish Productions | My Blog| My TwitterDrumfish Productions Art Contest - 6 Days Left3 years ago in Personal More Like This
March 3rdWell, yes. I am alive. I'll keep this quick as I need to get more drawings done and I have little time these days.March 3rd3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you for your patience and encouragement during my time away. These movies can really take a lot of attention. But I'm happy to report it's going well.
The Key to keeping yourself motivated properly.Let me start off with telling you what motivation is and why you need it.The Key to keeping yourself motivated properly.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
A motivation is a reason behind doing something a certain way to work yourself up to a certain goal. Just having a goal but no understanding of how to get there, means you have no way to motivate yourself and your goal will be hard to reach.
Therefore motivation is needed desperately in order to become truly good at something.
The motivation to eat is the feeling for hunger and the end goal of ending the hunger and feeling healthy and energized. This type of motivation is a feeling.
Which brings me to: Intrinsic motivation and Extrinsic motivation.
Intrinsic motivation: Is a drive that comes from within the person itself. It's a self-desire to seek out new things and new challenges to see how far you can reach to observe and to gain knowledge. This person can enjoy the struggle towards a goal absent the reward.
Extrinsic motivation: This is a motivatio
Features and ArtworksI want to say thank you to all the blogs who have featured my Barbara Gordon Batgirl costume in the past days and also to the people who created all those beautiful artworks inspired by my costume. I love them all so much and I feel so flattered and grateful! You are fantastic! ‚™• I still can't believe all this is happening..Features and Artworks3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nerd Nation Now (38:30)
Best Cosplay Ever (This Week) - 08.27.12 on ComicsAlliance.com
Best Cosplay Ever (This Week) - 01.01.13 on ComicsAlliance.com
Cosplay Barbara Gordon Batgirl by Knightess-Rouge on Geekrest.com
2012 Fairy Tale Fantasies Calendar YouTube PreviewThe Fairy Tale Fantasies 2012 calendar is HERE!2012 Fairy Tale Fantasies Calendar YouTube Preview4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Collaborating once again with the incredible Mistress of Color Nei :iconBakanekonei: Ruffino and stunningly designed by "JG" Roshell and Comicraft, 12 brand new months of pretty princesses and foxy fairytales!
Available for purchase HERE!:
with individual Limited Edition Signed and Numbered Prints available HERE:
Flipbook: Coming to the new SketchBook this summerEmmy award winning Animator Mike Milo was kind enough to create this tutorial on how to use a new feature coming to the all-new SketchBook this summer: Flipbook.Flipbook: Coming to the new SketchBook this summer1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Check it out!
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....It's good to be schooled and have experience working for different people.TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just be careful not to spend your entire life using your skills to make everyone else's dreams come true.
Be sure to make room for your dreams in this life as well.
Good luck on your projects for 2012!!!