What do do as an artist in training.There are many ways to Rome they say. But I find most aspiring artists lost and asking me for guidanceWhat do do as an artist in training.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
and this is what I tell them.
Find out for yourself what you really want to do with art, there are so many different professions.
Graphic designer, Concept artist (mobile and high end), Illustrator of bookcovers, or card games.
Once you can make your pick, or at least pick 1 or 2 you must find the best work on the market in those fields.
Find out what makes the best art of your favorite field the best art. What do they paint? How do they paint it? With knowing this you can find out about the things you need to study.
The most basic study aims are the following:
What forms of light art there? And how does it influence things?
The book Color and Light by James Gurney will give you a lot of insight.
How do you paint shapes? How do you light them the right way?
You will learn a l
Draw This Again Winners AnnouncementBack to SchoolDraw This Again Winners Announcement3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Now, after many long hours of deliberation, our judges have selected the 10 Finalists. We based our selections on the level of creativity, artistic progression from one frame to the next, and overall impact of the work. Congratulations to the 10 Finalists!
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Watchers Feature IHi everyone!Watchers Feature I1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so this isn't really a watchers feature, more like a done-with-my-textures feature. Not everyone mentioned here is a watcher of mine but has done great artwork with my textures. So in search of a simple and short title, I just called it watchers feature :> Pardon me!
So today I astonishingly noticed I haven't done one feature showing off the use of my textures yet, so now it's time to make up for it. There you go, hope you enjoy!
Happy, whatever by Bojan1558The Crack In Everything by starsandivy
Wall Beauty by lightplutonium
You Can't Save Me by FurorArt
All it takes is one thing....….one little thing to ruin what would otherwise be a splendid moment.All it takes is one thing....8 months ago in Personal More Like This
The new Star Wars teaser has me bouncing up and down in my chair with glee. I’ve watched it a dozen times and I cannot wait until I get the chance to see it on the big screen, but there is one teeny, tiny thing that just rubs me the wrong way. It’s a really stupid thing, too. Something that, when I tell you what it is, many are going to ask why it’s worth getting in a twist over.
That stupid lightsabre.
And it IS stupid. It’s a really, really bad weapon design and people are going to be taking the piss out of it for years to come, I’m sure.
Ever since Darth Maul showed up with his two-bladed sabre (I believe it was called “The Compensator”) a new sabre gimmick has been required with each further expansion of the mythology. We’ve had purple sabres, Ventress had her twin sabres, Grievous did his Cuisinart-thing, etc, etc.
The gimmick Star Wars VII seems to be employ
FEATURESFEATURES1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I will follow by Inextremiss Memories by IMAGENES-IMPERFECTAS
Dscn4666(1) by Ayad-jabban emotional solitude by CosmicKat Death, Mayhem et Pestilence by eliasaquino Evil by B-Morbid timeo hominem unius libri by fudaryli Skullheart by juliobandeiras
Restless by bliXX-a Belle Endormie by Bohemiart antigona by Ralu77 C a r o u s e l by Aeternum-Art
Haunted House by Flobelebelebobele celestial mutilation by miguelopazo The Chemistry Between Us chapter 2 by doeasembilanpro Clockwork Skull By Kellyngin-d77q7gf by MateoGraph Martyrs By Offermoord-d77ntyz by MateoGraph
XIII by deadcancoil this is who i am by fudaryli you're not angel? by grazapp Who we are? by A-Q-U-A-R-I-U-S
DC and Marvel are Both Wrong...... or so "implied" a speech from Image publisher, Eric Stephenson the other day.DC and Marvel are Both Wrong...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Stephenson intended on making a simple statement to comic retailers about the current form of the comic industry as compared to what it once was, in order to push into the future with good quality product. He ended up scathing on a wonderful monologue that was very thorough, very honest and very, sadly, true. In this, he wound up pointing out how Marvel and DC comics have been implementing destructive tactics for years now, not really bringing in new readers and only serving their year's-end bottom line rather than the long-term quality.
His speech touched the hearts of many a complaining comic book fan, most of whom have left both of the Big Two for either Image comics or Indie comics. T
FEATURESThis time as a firstFEATURES1 year ago in Personal More Like This
SPECIAL MUSIC FEATURE
brilliant, very emotive and inspiring album
FEAR IS THE LIAR - Post Mortem Visions
by one of my fav artists and amazing person
you can check whole album on Bandcamp here
Beneath by blaithiel
DCLXVI Le mal dans l'oeuf by VoraceKahnaBaal
Cemetery #1 by BenjeBurdine Das Urteil by theArtOfsoma Integrity Shirt by BeardoMcWeirdo Party Girl by katiousa15 MuertoS by J-u-d-a-s
The Forgotten by Anathema-Photography <
Fall of the Union?On the 18th of September, Scotland may break from the UK.Fall of the Union?11 months ago in Personal More Like This
As a resident of these isles, I can tell you that the general atmosphere surrounding the vote is a bit…..”meh”.
This is kind of alarming. It’s a big f**king deal for both sides of the border and people should be paying a little more attention, especially up in Scotland, since it’s they who will determine what transpires.
My opinion on the matter is that unity brings strength, but people have a right to decide their own future and if the Scots feel they’re better off going solo then they should vote “Yes”.
However, I feel that those behind the calls for independence (the same people who will hold power with a “yes” vote) are playing on an opportunity presented to them by the economic downturn between 2008 and now. It’s made their sales pitch much more enticing to those whose finances were shaken over the last 6 years by evil forces in London (naturally, they don
Thank you for your pendant feedback!Thank you to everyone who participated in the poll and left me comments.Thank you for your pendant feedback!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am very optimistic about the pendant idea now!
I know a large majority of you voted for dragon/phoenix design, but it may not be the design I will go for first. Personally I wanted to do stag/wolf, and I'm glad it was 2nd highly voted one. Unicorn/griffin is another one I'd like to do.
I guess if the response is good, I'll eventually do a set : stag/wolf, unicorn/griffin, dragon/phoenix.
It'll be rather similar to my coins; there will be a variety of color variants.
In any case, it will be a few months down the road before these pendants ever see the light of day as I have 1 new coin design on the way and they'll be sold first.
Thank you again!
I'll design and host your website for free! :) FIRST WINNER - Just-Black - Congrats! I'll be creating and hosting your very own photography portfolio for free!I'll design and host your website for free! :)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Submissions are still open! And I'll be randomly selecting more websites to make soon! - So feel free to enter anytime!
Yea that's true, this is a small project I'm doing to spread word of my project Designn . I'll design a portfolio website for you and and give you a premium hosting plan (Courtesy of Designn) for free - Just follow the simple steps below.
(Fav) this journal so that more people will come to know of my giveaway.
Findout about the project at www.designn.org and comment here about what you think of it (any feedback about the project (Not the web design) or things you like about it)<b>
Not So Traditional Tuesdays #28Hi there, what's up! It's been well over a year since the last one of these articles was uploaded, so it's about time.Not So Traditional Tuesdays #284 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I like to think that the things that make one piece of art great applies, for the most part, to other genres. A painter can learn how light and shadow fall from photography, photo-manipulators can learn about composition from a great Manga drawing, and literature can give you the inspiration to try something new or take your work to the next step. You may never try all art forms you see! You can however take what you learn from them and incorporate that into your own work. It could be the difference between stagnating and that breakthrough every artist wants to find! Now on with the show!
**WARNING:Viewing these works of art may cause giddiness, elevated heart rates, and happiness in the pants(which could lead to blindness)! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!**
Stock Use Contest WINNERS...and the Winners are...Stock Use Contest WINNERS7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Before I tell you about the winners, I wanted to thank you again for participating in such great numbers It made the judging quite hard.
All entries can be found here:
The winners will be contacted concerning the prizes
Prizes can be found here: kuschelirmel's Stock Use Contest CLOSED
Mysterykids with "Wonderland"
I love the soft glow of the atmosphere in this and I adore how the eye is drawn from one piece to the next. All in all, great technique and composition and therefore my first choice
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Fiction.How redundant is it pointing out these following statements?Fiction.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's no such thing as a gigantic mechanical robot fighting off alien monsters. There has never been a report of a man being bitten by a radioactive spider and becoming a hero. You can't summon a mini-tornado at your own beck-n-call, don't matter how much into the occult you are. The odds of a young male teenager having a harem of sexy girls at his every turn is nil. There aren't bipeds of animals that are supposed to be quadrupeds flying spaceships in the galaxy above us. You can't legally hunt and catch thousands of different animals and use them to protect you from other animals and people in a sports-like venue. You can't eat a flower and ignite fire from your hands.
I can go on and on... this journal is probably being expressed because of recent built-up distaste for people bullying others because of what they like when it comes to fiction.
Just to reestablish what it even means, here it is, straight
A Beginners' Guide to Photo ManipulationWhat is Photo manipulation?A Beginners' Guide to Photo Manipulation7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
According to Wikipedia "Photo manipulation is the application of image editing techniques to photographs in order to create an illusion or deception (in contrast to mere enhancement or correction), through analog or digital means", which means that Photo manipulation is the art of "building" a new picture by setting several others together seamlessly.
With that objective in mind we, photo manipulators, use what are called image editors, like Adobe Photoshop , which is the most commonly used. However, other programs, such as Paint Shop Pro, Corel Painter, Paint.NET, or GIMP, may also be used for that purpose.
My third DD !! + new on my stock + featureMy third DD !!My third DD !! + new on my stock + feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's incredible !!!
Thank you so so much to XilaPhoenixArt who suggest it, you are so adorable !
Thanks too Aeirmid for featuring it !!
Special feature :
The Hour of My Fate by Aeirmid
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Let's Draw Realistic BlastoiseStuff I SayLet's Draw Realistic Blastoise2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry I cant really show you guys the bulk of what I've been working on. So in the mean time here is my next time lapse painting video. Please do enjoy. Subscribe for more art videos uploaded with some regularity. Put together by the awesome SillyaParrot.
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Challenge: The Art of Blending **Updated Links**Hi thereChallenge: The Art of Blending **Updated Links**3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's time for our monthly challenge! Congratulations again to :iconsatorirose:, the winner of our August challenge on lighting!
The topic for this month's challenge is blending. We're a bit behind on posting this challenge because I was trying to find someone more experienced than myself to write about it for you all. Unfortunately I wasn't able to do so, I guess you're stuck with me
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The Art of Blending
What exactly do we mean by "blending"? Well, the most basic answer to this question is that blending is when you combine two or more photos into a new work and tinker with various settings/techniques to create one cohesive, flowing image. As always, this is easier said than done.
Take one stock photo
used by two artists
It's 5 seconds to midnight. Thanks for listening.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-echochambers-30859967It's 5 seconds to midnight. Thanks for listening.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
It was revealed earlier this month that CNN had in place an “ultimate closing message” in the event of the apocalypse actually arriving (and there being enough time to change the tape). It was footage of a military band playing “Nearer My God to Thee”:
This.... would have been a really crap thing to permanently sign out on.
The BBC obviously thought so, too, as in light of that story they asked their readers/listeners what they would like to hear played across the service, should doomsday occur.
Most responses were musical numbers, such as REM’s “It’s the End of the World as we know it (and I feel fine)” and Queen’s “Don’t stop me now”, but other’s were a little more deranged, such as the final clip of a Warner Bros cartoon, with Porky Pig saying “That’s all folks!”.
One chap just wanted to hear
September Feature!Each month our admins picks their favorites from the gallery, and we put them in the featured folder for a month. And we had a LOT of favorites this timeSeptember Feature!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And here they are, the September selection!
.look at me. by namiyammi Consciencebot by Raphooo2014Just a game? by VirginieCarquin Starfire Wallpaper by Nerdbayne Free Toothless Wallpaper *Updated* by why-so-cirrus Le Falco by Zoorka BEE ON AIR by ANOZER Mephistopheles by Valdemarion :thumb321863554: The Last of Its Kind by infrored :thumb293996345: Peace in Chaos by gorillagraffix Welcome Back, Sunshine by bailey27727 Indomable by Arbetta Deliberation by Aegis-Illustration Fairies XI - Collected by acrid-placidity Green Stuff by DeceptiBonk Dragon battle by RaymondMinnaar :thumb293455520: CELTIC CHEST 1 - COMPLETE. by arteymetal Listen for the Thunder 239 by Zorias Chevrolet Camaro by Robert-Comanescu Move your body when the sunlight dies... by Phoenixartss Jack by vladimm MARS Valles Marineris II by Grafik Megavolt by Real-SonkeS Beyonce Knowles by Marcusrafaelft Scared little monkey by ZozzDodd Thirst by Trichardsen Good morning pandas by Hachiimi :thumb309097813: Red bride by DZIU09 Sea Turtles by memougler Bad kitty by SandyManase :thumb30401
Negative waves.A few people are whining amid the comments that I’m being negative about recent movies and video games.Negative waves.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well, kids, I’m negative about them because: they’re crap. Not in a “oh, everything was so much better in the olden days”, view-through-rose-tinted-glasses, “I don’t like new things”, luddite’s view “crap”. I mean they’re flat out sh*t.
I’ve played a hell of a lot of games and watched a hell of a lot of movies. There is quality out there in spades, all of it providing comparisons for us and benchmarks for them to aim for. The problem is that, recently, all that good seems to have been looked at…..and then studiously ignored.
THAT’s why I rage on about this stuff. That, and the apparent apathy of the collective masses who are quite happy to bend over, take the endless mediocrity and pay for the privilege.
Nothing seems to be fun anymore. I used to leave the cinema with a spring in my step, the s
Bah Humbug All..Hoping you all have a wonderful holiday. Enjoy the features from some of my Deviantart friends....Visit their page and show them some love!Bah Humbug All..3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:thumb338881907: A_B_A_N_D_O_N_E_D by Amanda-Graham
Winter Impression by SilverCurlyART Lost In Thought by BiBiARTs
Let it snow by StarsColdNight The Last Vampire by SV-Blackart
Lestat by vampirekingdom
Magic Feature V Greetings my lovely watchers!!!Magic Feature V2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hope you all are having a fantastic day... [:D (Big Grin)][:D (Big Grin)][:D (Big Grin)]
[Dance!][Dance!][Dance!][Dance!]Cause it's time for another Magic Feature! [Dance!][Dance!][Dance!][Dance!]
feather and light, just light. by ElaynaTeos :thumb357684484:
week10: lights will guide you home by cloe-patra Hidden Magic by DarkVenusPersephonae
sail by kkarll Solemn Grass by KlarthSan
:thumb361308875: Muscheln by MisterMettler
Golden shine by Fra-Emer Sunlight by MintLights
Miss that days by fireandrain97 Summer Hair by EmiNguyen
Magic of Nature by vabserk magic droplets by Cochalita
145 by alwayslate4school An Empty Shell of Loveliness by EneKiedis
Golden Snitch by synconi spring 2013 by all17
Petal Drops by ifsantag :thumb359849925:
In the mist by tasiy take everything by ADelusionalAlchemist
:thumb360545638: 402 by Nigrita
:thumb355973862: Magic Forest by anneclaires
Textures/Unwraps Resources and TutorialsI've had a few people ask me about texturing and creating UVS for models, so I decided to make a journal for various sources that I also could expand on in the future. If you have any links you want to share I will gladly add them. Anything that has a icon next to it is part of the latest update.Textures/Unwraps Resources and Tutorials1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The size of the map really depends on the object, I've worked with really low res maps like 16 to 256px, to medium res maps at 512px to 1024px and high res maps at 2048px. For low res maps it is wisest to start at the resolution you are going to use since every pixel counts. On everything higher it really depends, I know when you have a game being released on multiple consoles they might start larger and then shrink the textures to what a specific console can handle.
The keys to understanding what texture sizes you need are:
What kind of game are you going to make?What is the artistic style?What system and specs are you dealing with? Are
Why Arkham Knight is a bad game.****Spoilers****Why Arkham Knight is a bad game.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Arkham Knight is a Rocksteady game, and it wouldn’t be a Rocksteady game without some utterly abysmal design decisions that make you wonder how certain people within the studio both keep a job and make it home each day without gamers, deranged by the frustration Rocksteady’s titles have generated, brutally murdering them.
In Arkham Asylum it was the terrible boss fights, particularly the Ivy one.
In Arkham City it was the Riddler death traps that you continuously encountered before you had the right equipment to deal with them. A problem if, like me, you actually wanted to PLAY the game and you have the hints turned off, because you’re never informed that what you’re trying to achieve is impossible. You’re running on the assumption that the game is actually well-designed and that you wouldn’t be duped into thinking you can accomplish something that you cannot.
In Arkham Knight, it’s the presen