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
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 for3 years 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
Deceptive Deviants.If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.Deceptive Deviants.3 years 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
My favorite ART suppliesI get asked a lot what pens and pencils I use. So I thought I'd post an updated list of my favorites. I'm a big fan of trying new things, I'm always buying lots of different pens to try out and in my search for the best tools to use for creating comics Ive found these to work the best for my needs.My favorite ART supplies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My number one question that others ask me is "What do you ink with?"
I use Kuretake brush pens. Here's a link to a sable hair brush pen that I love, it's the closest thing to a real brush I've used. It is pricey though. http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-40-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Sable-Hair-Refill/pd/3958
The less expensive version is the synthetic hair, http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-13-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Red-Body/pd/2661 this brush pen is similar to a Pentel brush pen. http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Pocket-Brush-Pen-for-Calligraphy/pd/1793
The cool thing about these Kuretake brush pens is the refill cartridges have nice ink in them that I use, but if you find you don't like the
5%If you're reading this now, it means you're roughly in the 5%. Most people who go online to read about comics will end up reading previews and "top 10" lists--subjects we all, or course, enjoy. But the articles/blogs that critically analyze our industry are usually only read by two types: people in the biz whom are affected by this stuff, and the few readers who are interested in reading more than word balloons when it comes to comics.5%4 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I'm not knocking people who don't care to read these articles. All readers are contributing to the industry with their buying power, and I'm thankful for them, even if they're not in the 5%. I admit, if I had a normal 9-5 job and a boss that was kicking my ass 5 days a week, I might not have the tolerance for these sorts of articles either.
That being said, I think we need more of these articles/blogs written from different points of view--more from creators especially. The 2010s will likely be r
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
Fan Art DD Summary - July 2012Another month passes and it's time to review the Fan Art and Fan Fic Daily Deviations featured during the past 31 days. Without further ado, let's have a look at them.Fan Art DD Summary - July 20123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Noel Kreiss by AerisGainsley
Noel Kreiss by ~AerisGainsley
(Featured by TheCreativeJenn)
Scorpion by flavioluccisano
Scorpion by ~flavioluccisano
(Featured by TheCreativeJenn)
Plans Gone Wrong Contest Semi-FinalistsIts been complete pandamonium watching all the entries come in for the Fotolia Plans Gone Wrong Contest! We asked you to use one panda, one light and one pie to create the best mishap adventure you could and we saw everything from botched burglaries to space invasions.Plans Gone Wrong Contest Semi-Finalists4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Only three of our 25 semi-finalists will have their plans go right and be chosen by world wide Chairman of Fotolia, Inc., Oleg Tscheltzoff. Victory will gain our winners Fotolia credits, tablets, deviantWEAR, deviantART Memberships and much more! One lucky 1st place winner will even get a whopping $1,500 in cold hard USD cash.
Read Contest Article Read Official Rules
Thank you all for my wonderful Birthday Hi, all dear friendsThank you all for my wonderful Birthday4 years ago in Personal More Like This
My 2nd Birthday in DA has passed. Thank so much to all of you for making it warm and impressive. I really appreciate all the kind words, gifts, points and every single piece of cake. I wish all the kind blessing return to all of you.
Now, I'd like to feature your wonderful works together in this journal. Please take it as Christmas gift from me.
P.S. I apologize to anyone whose work wasn't featured here. If I add one more work, this journal can't be published because it will exceed the limit.
Merry X'mas everyone!
Face to Face by neverdying:iconneverd
HeLp deviantArtHello there, we want to bring to your attention a serious problem that troubles Our Community (deviantArt) for a long time: ART THEFT. Among the loving members of dA there are people that disregard our work and steal our art and we, as a Group, encountered this problem several times before deciding to write this blog. We need you to take attitude and fight against these people because we need to protect our friends, our community and ourselves! Remember, this could happen to any of us (or probably already happened and we don't even know about it yet).HeLp deviantArt4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As a Group, We Are Against Art Thieves so they will get Banned from AllArtSupport.
If you know any deviant that is stealing other's works, leave a comment here or on lintu47's journal with its name and if possible, the stolen work with a link back to the original one, so we could expose them and let the world know what kind of people they are.
We will give you a list of known Art Thieves:
The August 'Ice Cream' Coloring Contest Has Begun!Please this news article to help spread the word! If this news article gets 100 's in the first 24 hours of posting, I will add 500 dA points to the contest prize pool!The August 'Ice Cream' Coloring Contest Has Begun!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The August 'Ice Cream' Coloring Contest
It's that time again. Courtesy of the #color-me-club, another contest is being held, and it is open to the entire dA community! Last month, we held a lineart contest for the theme 'Ice Cream.' A winner was chosen, and now the winning two linearts will be the subject of this month's coloring contest!
You read that right. We're changing it up a bit this month, and extending the opportunity to select one of two linearts. Or, if you want, you can select both sets of lineart and participate twice!
HOW IT WORKS:
The contest is simple. Take any (or both if you feel dangerous) of the lines above, download the full resolution, print it off, or open it
The August 1/50 for 150 Raffle!BULLETIN:The August 1/50 for 150 Raffle!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Summer is starting to wrap up, many of you are already packing up and getting ready to go back to school (while the rest of us on XBox Live are dancing about victoriously in euphoric chuckles to know our servers will be relieved from the legions of high-pitched whiners). But, don't let that be a complete downer, perhaps you could use one last triumphant hurrah to properly close out your summer break...and what better way to do that than to spend that ONE SECOND to click the +Fav This With Every Iota of My Vigor button up there! Yep, that's all you gotta do! Just push that button, and it'll automatically enter you into the August 1/50 For 150 Raffle!
*Up to the first 500 who +Fav this article. Not eligible for mummified dinosaurs, the Curiosity Rover,
or the seven of you who actually saw John Carter in theaters (though we are grateful for your sacrifice).
So what's the hold up? Mash that button repeatedly wit
Feature :)Some arts I recently came across and lovedFeature :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dimensions by Dani-Owergoor Velvet Cherry by DeadLulu Find Your Muse by DesignbyKatt Spiderman - Dark Side by Doucesse Scary Nurce by CindysArt Dreams to the drift.. by DiosaEMR :thumb303866307: Dark Contemplation by DreamsDeleted Final Battle by eclipsy Into my arms by ElenaDudina Forest Fae by EnchantedWhispersArt :thumb304475547: :thumb304320997: The little mermaid by iluviar Together for Eternity by Ideasplayer G O T H I C L I G H T by Frederic-Lievre Bounty Hunter by Flobelebelebobele Depression by J-u-d-a-s :thumb304497412: Night Bringer by JesusCareaga Act III by JJohnsonArtworks Stand My Ground by Juli-SnowWhite Haunting fears by Julie-de-Waroquier Seeking by justswell Between us by KalosysArt lost in my soul by MennaKezia :thumb304500525: :thumb302448422: The Other Mother by Kryseis-Art Lost Souls by LadyxBoleyn Light in the Darkness by LevanaTempest :thumb303900247: Of fractured light and void by LuneBleu Have you ever seen a moon like this? by MagicWisp Inner Sadness by melanneart Apples by maiarcita I love maki by MaliciaRoseNoire Asia by Marazul45 Lost by mauricioigor magic of dance by Mcmedeiros Elemental - Fire by mippieArt Sounds of Death by MirellaSantana Plum by missalmostperfect .:Empty Feelings:. by Morteque My Solitude by mysolitaryground :thumb304451897: :t
The 'Pick a Theme For September' Mini-CoPlease take a moment to this news article so more people see it! If this article gets over 100 's in the first 24 hours, I will bump up this contest's prize from 650 to 1,000 points! Thanks.The 'Pick a Theme For September' Mini-Co4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The :iconcolor-me-club: Presents:
THE FASTEST CONTEST SINCE THE UNIVERSE BEGAN!
(AKA the "Pick A Theme For September" Mini-Contest)
The color-me-club is wrapping up the coloring portion of the August Contest. But before it ends, we need to know what's next for September! That's when you come in. We need you to recommend a theme for the September lineart contest.
Simply comment either in this news article or this poll: http://color-me-club.deviantart.com/journal/poll/2241302/
In the comment, state the theme. If you want, feel free to include a short (short!) description of why you think it's a great theme, and why it would generate lots and lots of contest entries.
After collecting user-submitted theme s
Flemish Primitives:iconcommunityrelations: :iconarthistoryproject:Flemish Primitives3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I would like to take the opportunity to talk a bit about a part of the history of art that's very near to my heart: the Flemish Primitives.
Personally I'm very fond of this topic because it ties in with the history of my country and my love for medieval and late medieval culture. To me, it's fascinating to see how the early book-illustrators and miniaturists branched out to canvas and proceeded to be a driving force in the 15th and 16th century.
They were called the "Primitives" not because of a perceived lack of refinement, but because of the groundbreaking changes when it came to topics, iconography and materials used in paintings. During this article, I will hope to relate a brief history of these painters and why they are of such importance to the art as we know it today.
Though it is difficult to pinpoint the exact date of the start of the movement, it is generally said that it started with
the works of <
CHRISTMAS FEATUREMERRY CHRISTMASCHRISTMAS FEATURE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy Season by Nameda Happy Holidays by LadyCarnal Merry Christmas by KarolinaGlod Christmas Red 2012 by Frankief
Christmas comes by PerlaMarina Christmas Tree by JacqChristiaan :thumb341404941: Merry Christmas by Lhianne Christmas Angel by babsartcreations Merry Christmas!! by magicwingsforever Christmas 2012 Login Illustration by meli :thumb343075628: Magical Christmas by CrazyFantasy71 Merry Christmas to all by ConnysWORLD Sweet Christmas by ROSASINMAS Happy Christmas by ROSASINMAS Krippe in Bethlehem by rembrantt :thumb341342940: :thumb342121205: Merry Christmas to All who celebrate by davincipoppalag happy x-mas time by Drezdany Christmas time by CindysArt Heaven's Christmas by Phatpuppyart-Studios Santa by CindysArt Merry Christmas lovely friends by CindysArt Merry Christmas my friends by CindysArt Santa's Little Helper by Phatpuppyart-Studios I wish by zummerfish Bescherung by rembrantt Christmas Card by Nataly1st Santa Claus 2011 by diplines
Daisy's Holiday Dream by TeaPhotography :thumb342618158: Future Santa by artdejohn :thumb275642535: Baby Santa in a Wagon by kurtywompus Abigail's First Christmas by AliWithAnEye Santa by rilibko :thumb341072205: :thumb339719371: Visiting Santa 01 by Digitaliss Miss Mousie helping Santa... by LadyAliceofOz
:thumb342432382: IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME!!! by BOMBATTACK Merry christmas! by BritishStarr Merry Christmas, Homestuck by Kanda3egle Poor Santa Claus by MURIELFREEMIND :th
Ripley's gameHi all dear friends,Ripley's game4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wanna play game? I just have put a new image for my ID as you can see on my profile page now. There are 8 adjective words winking before the words 'The Talented Mr.Ripley' show up.
All you have to do is typing all the 8 words in the comment of this journal within November 10th. I'll give 100 points, 10 faves and 1 Llama to the first person who can show me the right answer. You have to type them correctly and respectively. HINT : All these 8 words can express myself quite well.
Everybody who plays this game or write a comment will have his/her work featured in this journal.
P.S. Now the game is over. I've got the winner within the first hour. Congrats! I remember how hardly I caught each word from the website. Maybe my gif file
The 'Pick A Theme For November' Mini-ConPlease take a moment to this news article. Just press the 'Love It!' button on the left there. The more this article circulates, the more suggestions we'll get, meaning a better quality pool of possible themes! Though the best suggestion will win 650 dA points, I will bump it up to 1,000 dA points if this article gets 100 's in the first 24 hours that it's posted.The 'Pick A Theme For November' Mini-Con4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For every 50 's this article receives, I will draw a random name from the pool of those who it (up to 300 's max). Each drawn name will win 100 dA points, so just by pushing that button, you have your chance at winning something!
Okay, fine. Fine. And a free llama to everyone else. There. Everybody's a winner just by looking at this. Now on to the REAL contest at hand!
We're five paragraphs in, and I finally get to announce...
The :iconcolor-me-club: presents:
Art theft update, I won :)Hello everyone!Art theft update, I won :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We all complain about Facebook groups and pages that steal our works. This situation is every day worse.. Anyway I solved my problem about Facebook and I am going to tell you how to do.
The page I am talking about (http://www.facebook.com/pages/MERAVIGLIA-SIGILLATA/210479982320769) is still alive. It seems that reporting the page doesn't work because I know a lot of people did and it's still there!
So... Report the page (we never know!) but report also your stolen picture individually.
To do this thing I used this link https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/?id=208282075858952. You have to put there the link of the stolen picture in the first box and the link of your original work in the second. Check the option that you are the real owner of the picture. Then it will ask you to fill it with your personal datas (name, surname, address....).
This is what I did yesterday night. The page isn't blocked but my picture has been removed
The Oct. 'Mushroom/Halloween' Coloring ContestPlease this news article to help spread the word! If this news article gets 100 's in the first 24 hours of posting, I will add 500 dA points to the contest prize pool!The Oct. 'Mushroom/Halloween' Coloring Contest4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The color-me-club Presents:
The October 'Mushroom Or Halloween' Coloring Contest
Last August, the color-me-club opened the door for colorists to choose one of two different linearts for the monthly coloring contest. Turns out, such a change resulted in the most participation we've ever gotten in club history. So we're going to be doing it again...just a bit...differently.
Just a bit more "on steroids" this time around.
So how many are allowed this month? The top two? All the semi-finalists in the poll? Nope. All of them!
You can color ANY of the entries submitted to the September Lineart Contest. Any! ANY!
Take your pick: http://vest.deviantart.com/favourites/45871718 Take a
500A random journal, to celebrate the number 500! Also, an art feature of some very prominent pictures. Please read and enjoy!5003 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Some days ago, Pixel-Candy honored me, by pressing my +Watch button and becoming my 500th watcher! Thank you very much, Marta!
And a big thank you to everyone who have ever visited, commented, faved or watched me. It means a lot to me, more than words can say!
Some days ago, I also reached the 500 accepted DDs. As you may know, I love going around and finding nice artworks and suggest them. Probably many of you found me through a DD. That's why I thought to offer some explanations about this habit of me.
It's my honor and happiness to be the suggester of every single one of them, to make these artists known and watch their reaction every time they see the flood of mes
Trying to Improve?Are you trying to improve?Trying to Improve?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Looking for new ways to improve?
Just to IMPROVE?
There's one thing that people always repeat(I'm not trying to offend anybody) is that when they watch another artist who's art is very good, they either think, "I won't be able to be that good" and feel like they will never improve.
Sad thing, but true.
Only a few people think about improving to get to the same level as their favorite artist.
BUT! There's always room for improvement! ;D
Well, then. I'm not so sure if this is helpful or not and if you will learn something new or not, but, continue on, please. c:
Ever heard of 'practice makes perfect'? I know some people out there practice until they hands feel dead(not literally) but don't give up! Like I said, there's always room for improvement! c: And it doesn't matter if you waste paper. Paper can always be recycled. If you think you're wasting paper, try finding old envelopes and doodle on them!
Don't give up! EVER! Be strong and
Improving your website portfolioI put together a list of Do's and Dont's for your online portfolio.Improving your website portfolio2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before you go one and since we're here on DA I thought I'd mention two points pertaining to DA.
1. If you send an art director a link to your DA page you greatly reduce the perception of yourself as a professional.
2. If you're going to use the DA portfolio feature (not the regular DA page mentioned above.) Tailor is much as you can to a professional look as possible. In which most of the tips on the link provided will help.
And some reality to your possible situation. If you're not getting work it could be any number of things. One possibility is that you're just not ready to work at a professional level and you simply need to put in more time and education to your craft. Another is that you're doing all the hard work but not putting it out there for people to find. Having a decent website is just the start to all your marketing efforts.
Now, follow this link to the article.
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 years 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
Post your charactersI want to make more examples for different kind of commissions and need some characters to practice on. Just post a comment including one or two of your characters for a chance to get a drawing. You can increase your chances by having a clear and understandable drawing of your character(s). I will choose a few randomly in the following days. Good luck!Post your characters3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This