Not Everyone Gets a Gold StarI came under fire yesterday for being harsh. It happens. Not the coming under fire part, but the being harsh bit. You see, I have a philosophy...
There are a lot of poor starving artists.
Do you ever watch the first few episodes of American Idol? I do; it's fascinating television. So many delusional people in such a short amount of time. It's glorious! A good friend of mine once said that the reason there are so many contestants that are absolutely abhorrent singers is because all of those people didn't have someone that loved them enough to tell them they're no good at singing. (Either that or the poor schmucks simply refused to believe the well-meaning people that might have tried to educate the cacophanous vocalists). We live in such a politically correct, 'I don't want to be responsible for stamping out your dreams' society that we're no longer honest with each other. Hence, beautiful trainwreck television in the form of phenomenally bad singing.
The art-world is like th
Deceptive Deviants.If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.Deceptive Deviants.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a journal I've been meaning to write for a while but I don't know where to begin.
I'm going to list some scenarios that have bothered me and afterwards give a short comment.
Just to be clear:
- This concerns traditional art only.
- I don't disapprove or dislike all of these examples but I want all media and alterations be listed in the artist's notes.
- This is just my pet peeves.
- there are many deviants that I like that use effects.
- I'm not an art-nazi, this is for those who pretend to be something they're not.
ONE LAST UPDATE:
- This does not include correcting scanning and photography quality loss - I have no problem with that.
1. Sepia color overlay.
There are many deviants that change the color of their graphite drawings from black & white to a faded brown in Photoshop. Fundamentally I don't have a problem with that but it should be listed in the media since
Fake art - why care and what to look forI posted this last week for anyone looking for help to spot fake art. This is not law, if you don't care, feel free to move on. But if you do care that there are fakers out there, then maybe this could be of some use to you too. We have a serial faker on the loose on dA today so it sparked this little lot once more.Fake art - why care and what to look for1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, the questions/scenarios asked are always the same and the responses/justifications are always the same, but give them a minute to sink in before replying and insulting.
(Q1) Why do you care if someone is cheating what does it have to do with you?
(A1) Well, this is a public ART site and if people are submitting art that is not actually what they claim it to be, then they are dishonest. This will annoy some people and not others. If your passionate about your work then the chances are you'll find it insulting to the artistic community as a whole. Additionally, a lot of admins of groups HAVE to deal with fakes as a daily occure
Freelancing is not a job!One of the downs of being a freelancer is when people think you dont work at all.Freelancing is not a job!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
They think you are Bruce wayne or something, normal people just looks at you and say: "so...you're basically unemployed all the time and live at expense of your parents".
i understand how people who isnt in the art/design industry can think like that, i guess many of them (not all) just see work like dressing up, goin to an office to work from sun to sun, doing shity tasks they hate, just to come home to sleep and wish for an early saturday, so, anyone not doing that is simply a parasite.
Anyway, im cool with that, if i have had chosen a different life style, maybe i'd be one of those people, who knows.
What bothers me, is when friends or close people, think that.
I work mostly at night...all night, until 8 am, and i have a 9 month old son, so...even if i wanted to, there's not much time to rest, and when you decide to become a freelancer to pay bills then shit gets serious, because its not like when you
OMG!! page 3 dubbed!!!i just got a note from ~Omahdon that he and few of his friends gathered together to make a dubbing of page 3 of my comic.OMG!! page 3 dubbed!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i... really have no words.. its so amazing!! the tone of the doctors voice is awesome and the voicing overall is perfectly done, with emotional accents and everything.
im honoured to to have such amazing fans. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
i am grinning the whole day like a crazy person. i even have tears in my eyes.
go and see the link!!!
oh! i thought i would also include information on the voice actors here:
Amber Lee Connors
Animation Story #8- My first anim. scene at DisneyI haven't posted a Disney Animation Story for a long time. I've written career related "inspirational" posts every once in awhile, but not an Disney career story. Here's the last one, I believe: http://tombancroft.deviantart.com/journal/Animation-story-7-Breaking-into-Disney-pt-3-278516657Animation Story #8- My first anim. scene at Disney2 months ago in Personal More Like This
This story was brought on by a question someone asked on my Tumblr page which lead to me answering with a story. I thought I'd share it here with you all. -Tom B.
Hi! I'm an animation student at UT Dallas, and I've been looking for stories and advice from great artists. What was your first big project, and what did you do? What advice would you give an aspiring animator
TOM: This probably isn't the answer you are looking for but my first animation for Disney was of a foot kicking a pot. I was (the legendary animator) Mark Henn's clean up assistant for about 2-3 years before I moved into ani
Animation WIPsFor those who are interested. I'm not bent on adding my pencil tests, frames, etc to dA only finished animations I'm satisfied with, so god knows when. It's just my way of saying I'm not dead. I'm just sharing the information.Animation WIPs1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The animatic link links to my personal facebook account. I'm just using that link since I already shut of the computer where I made the animatic and left the file, so I'm being lazy.
Please do not add me on my personal facebook account.
3D and 2D animations.
My 3D animations are nothing impressive, not proud of them. They're just exercises that I'm expected to upload.
The animatic on my channel is not the most recent version.
Abunai!Con 2012eeeeekkkk. I went to Abunaicon last Saturday!Abunai!Con 20121 year ago in Personal More Like This
had an awesome time with ~Pammey, ~GoldKitty, Capsule, ~Rrrups, ~KyraEnvyChan and more people who might not have a DA account, or I just can't think of their account names at this moment.
When we arrived at Abunaicon I immediately started looking for circle lenses in the dealerroom because I NEEDED those, lol.
At first we couldn't find any stands that were selling circle lenses but there was one ;D
I bought a pair of Xtra forest green circle lenses, and they look gorgeous, it was really weird seeing myself with those on, haha!
~AritheBat was there too, I commissioned her to draw a portrait of me and it looks wonderful! I'm very happy with it (:
School has started and I'm motivated to do my best this year, which is good because I can't mess up o:
I guess I need to write more journals, otherwise my page gets boring.
Well, Seeya! ;D
So here I am about to Blab..About artists I like blah blah. I've been on dA for THREE YEARS, So, instead of showing an art process of how 'proud' I am of myself. (Which uh, I don't feel proud, that was sarcasm,) I'll show you artists I like. I'm not disappointed, either. ~ But I can say I'm happy with my art, and so many higher things I want to achieve! My dAnniversary was July 13th, two months away from my birthday. I joined dA a little earlier than the requirement, but that year I WAS turning 13...I just couldn't wait two months.So here I am about to Blab..1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But anyway, artist time.
The one's I like the most as follows..
These are the special ones, the ones I actually admire and kinda stalk their pages now and then. There's something that they do that I wish I could do, or something I want my own art to look like. Namie, her colors are bright and sharp. I admire that, I want to color that way. I stalk her tumblr more than her page. Rann
UpdaateHi there!Updaate1 year ago in Personal More Like This
as you can see I've gathered motivation and started speedpainting. It is amazing how you can create a clear environment in just 20 minutes o:
Check this out, it helped me to start speedpainting and it's extremely helpful (:
Something else I'm going to do is make some commission examples, I will be well-prepared hehe
hearts all over the world tonight"Had an x-ray done today and they found you in my heart. The doctor said that if they took you out, I would die, because I couldn't live with out such a good friend. Give this heart to everyone you don't want to lose in 2012 including me if you care. Try to collect twelve, it is not easy. Be honest and send this to anyone who made you smile this year."hearts all over the world tonight1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so normally idgaf about chain letters but since *Gunouflage put a much more sentimental spin off this one, I feel like I should do the same and actually sit down and thank a lot of the friends I've made throughout this past year. Especially since I've been going through some rough family issues these past few months, I'm just really thankful to all the people who've just been there to make me laugh at any time of day.
I'm sure many of you remember the whole Social Network personifications I did like almost two years ago, yeah? Well even though it was well received, I still got a lot of backlash&
Im advertisingHomestuck the AnimeIm advertising1 year ago in Personal Journal More Like This
tumblr | thread
Because Im part of it
I did it!~ I made an artblog (: http://josjedezwart.tumblr.com/ for all the sketches and WIP's (which I post here too OMG MY ARTBLOG IS USELESS.) but I like tumblr.I did it!~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My testweek went quite well and I made it to the next year (:
2 more years to go! :iconlazycryplz:
finally, about 8 weeks of vacation; drawing, gaming and sculpting~ haha
starting with some practice on painting, doing some fanart, finishing the comissions etc.
My fashion godsFor a long time i wasn't interested in what big fashion brands were doing. May be i was scared that as soon i see their designs i'll unconsciously steal their ideas. And may be that was right when i just started doing fashion designs and was not sure in myself.My fashion gods2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But times change Now my Bible is "Vogue Paris:Collections" with all all shows and designers and accerssories. I have two of them for now:
Unfortunately i can't buy it in Russia- so i have to go to Finland to find it (I live not so far and it easy to go there for weekends). And I wanted to tell you who are the guys and what brands i look up to :
Alexander McQueen (I feel really sad that this amazing person left this world but i'm happy that Sarah Burton is now the head of the house and we still can enjoy beautiful designs)
Haider Ackermann (never heard about him before i got the magazine-but now i'm so much in love with his work!!!!He is my
OMG!OMG!OMG!!!!!HomestuckLately i saw a lot of cool gray(grey??)trolls with orange horns on DA and wondered who the hell are they. At first i thought that they are from some kind of video game or something like this so i just decided to leave it because i don't play games at all. But today i found out that they are from comic so i decided to read it. It's random and weird....i still haven't seen any trolls bit i have this feeling inside that i'm already in love......And i'm sure that after I finish disney i'm going to draw Troll Fashion!!!OMG!OMG!OMG!!!!!Homestuck2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ohmygaawd ;D Guys, guys! Look! ~Cashewdee Drew this for me http://fav.me/d4mhuytOhmygaawd ;D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I loove it! It´s my Persona (after a while, I decided to call her Tori,) Tori (:
Don't be silly and take a look at her gallery now :V
She's got some awesome stuff there~
I want to say thank you again, Pandii~! ;')
Happy New Year + News About The RequestsEdit: Asdf this isn't working the way I want it to. I have about 5 and a half done but I want a bigger batch, rage! I'm working on it though, pls stay tuned ja. And school started up again weep.Happy New Year + News About The Requests1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello all! Good morning and Happy New Year for those close enough to my timezone to be in the same day //shot.
Skip if you want
My 'vacation' wasn't so much a vacation but a test to see how I can manage time...really, that's what it felt like. I was in South Carolina for a week, that yearly thing. I had a fight with the chair and desk, (they weren't high enough together, so I had to lean awkwardly), and my lower back was killlllling me from that. So I had to finish all my school related art projects on the floor, yeah. Wasn't great at all.
But the good news is that I got to see my mother and youngest brother. My youngest brother got to stay with us for that week, and that was great. He grew so much and he is sooo smart, but then this generation is a bit too fast on street k
Our First Ever Contest!CONTEST INFORMATION.Our First Ever Contest!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, the time for RukhRealm's first contest has come! Details are listed here, if you have any questions feel free to comment below.
Rationale for the theme: Well, I wanted to host a contest that feels special and holiday-like, but I don't know of any official "holidays" in the Magi world - so I decided for something that fits the realm of Magi. Wanting entries fit for our first ever contest!
What to do: Create an illustration, craftwork, cosplay photograph or poem on the theme "Candlelight", using the characters of Magi. It does not necessarily have to be holiday-related, but should have a special, spiritual feel unique to Magi. Does not have to obviously include candles but is highly recommended, at least have it metaphorically related to candles/candlelight. Entry categories will not be separated (poem, cosplay), but will be judged equally in creativity, thinking, true-to-theme-ness and skill somewhat.
Commissions [Open]Commissions are Open!Commissions [Open]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is an Updated commission price list (18-03-'13)
I won't be doing backgrounds, Anthro, ecchi/hentai and mecha.
That means you can ask for OC's and Fanart (:
Please send me a note including: (Colored) reference pictures.
Optional: Your e-mail adress, preferences for the pose/expression.
All commissioned work will be digital. You get the full picture sent to your e-mail adress and if you want it, the photoshop document as well.
For every additional character 50% is added to the normal price (For example: you want to pay for one full body painting of 2 characters, that'll be €25,00 + 50% (€12,50) = €37,50).
Have a look at this before paying~
send the payment to email@example.com, using paypal.
You can pay when I have accepted your commission. That means I'll send you a note back saying you can pay.
Turn-On's memestolen from !kurokocchi-desu because I canTurn-On's meme1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Chose any 5 characters and list 4 turn ons for them.
2. No re-tagging.
3. Have fun.
> Aesa Reyn [Pokemon OC] -
2. A man that lets her be on top once in a while
3. Someone taller than her (she's 1.76m / 5'9")
> Aldan Nocte [Pokemon OC ] -
1. Cute shy girls
2. a sweet girl wearing super sexy lingerie
3. Long hair he can play with
4. Someone who stands up for herself
> Rena [Punk Girl OC] -
1. Piercing and tattoos
2. Some S&M
3. Someone that can hold his/her alcohol
4. a guy or a girl that acknowledges her as an artist.
> Chitose [LOK OC] -
1. A guy tougher than her
2. A sports dude
4. Someone that isn't afraid of a challenge
> Filledbil [Persona - Because IDK WHICH OC I SHOULD USE OTL] -
1. ABS. ABS EVERYWHERE
3. TSUNDEREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES OH MAI.
4. SEXY DEEP VOICES UNFHHHHH
I tag ~Lady-Kara and *Kuromizu-Kime coz they're the only ones
FEATURING TIME!LOOK AT THESE GUYS AND WATCH THEM!FEATURING TIME!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and fuck me, u guys destroyed my stuff!
Creating your CharacterCreating your Character1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Okay yeah hey let's follow these easy guidelines to avoid shitty character design:
Your character is not going to be a stereotypical wapanese anime lover. Nor are they going to look like that. Because I will punch them. In the face. Just because it's Japan doesn't mean they can be ULTRA KAWAII NYAAN~~~*~
They are in a freakin' gang. If they are wearing a poofy gothic lolita dress with cat ears and strap on wings I am going to do something terrible and as the head boss of punishment it will be even more terrible. You can be creative and make your character fashionable or w/e. Idc. Just don't go OVERBOARD.
Your character is over 18. It's okay to look young bUT NOT LIKE 12. Shota/loli characters are very frowned upon unless you have a good reason. Basically don't.
They have to be human.
They can't know 8 languages and be extremely talented at 12 instruments
No mary sues/gary stus.
They need to know Japanese because this takes place in Japan.
oh by the way the
Free CommissionsDo you want someone drawing for you but you don't have enough money / points? do not worry because ,due to my summer free time, I plan to do free sketch commissions.Free Commissions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
yes, free commissions, you heard right, the only thing I ask in return is to write on your journal, "hey there's a guy who does commissions for free! here is his page."
If you are interested please contact me to talk about the details, remember that it doesn't costs at all so why not try? why I'm doing this? well you know,I've never done commissions before and I'm sure no one would cares if I do,but if is about free commissions that we are talking everithing changes,don't you think?
sorry for my bad english
volete qualcuno che disegni per voi ma non avete abbastanza soldi/punti? non preoccupatevi, a causa del mio eccesso estivo di tempo libero ho intenzione di fare commissioni sketch gratis.
si gratis,avete sentito bene,l'unica cosa che vi chiedo in cambio è di scrivere sul vostro journal "ehi c'è un t
Feature Journal #2!My second feature journal! I never do feature journals, but now that I'm a premium member they'll appear more often on my page (:Feature Journal #2!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The list is full!
ball pen drawing/ skullkid reup by *NPC-Dion :thumb307291649:
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FishHead by ~VoxSilentium Savage Kid by ~VoxSilentium Sugar Sweet by ~VoxSilentium
Spring's Here! by ~lurumii Thank You! by ~lurumii + White Noise + by ~lurumii
.: T H E - S E A :. by ~RosaVam .: C O M M I S S I O N - 1 1 :. by ~RosaVam .: C O M M I S S I O N - 1 6 :. by ~RosaVam
Mother of Dragons by ~GoldKitty Queen of the Jellyfish by ~GoldKitty I like working with you by ~GoldKitty
That Lady is My Hero by ~avymus A Girl And Her Melon by ~avymus Mother of Dragons by ~avymus
muxucun wrustlur by ~GijsWitkamp Geem of Troons - Khaleesi by ~GijsWitkamp Maiden of the Woods by ~GijsWitkamp
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Bambi's StoryHey guys. I've finally decided on a name for Bambi's story. Get ready.Bambi's Story1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Strong Minds And Spent Hearts.
You guys will hear me call it SMASH a lot just for convenience. Wanna hear the synopsis?
In a world where the land and governments are scarred by past wars, the lands in the world are having troubles deciding land borders and leaders for governments. There are a select few people who are a cut above and beyond the rest. Their minds work in a special way, amplifying one aspect of themselves be it physical or mental. Scared that these people might one day lead rebellions, countries built multiple labs in order to further study these people and also to hold them prisoner in a way. Enter Bambi, a young girl who has spent her entire life in the lab, never remembering any other place or even who her parents are. Along with two other subjects, she escapes the lab and as payment, she promises to help the other two find happiness in their lives. Along the way to happiness though there is much s