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.7 months 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
Off-Site ResourcesOff-Site ResourcesOff-Site Resources3 years ago in Software Reviews More Like This
Freeware List of Free Fractal Program
Includes links for: Mandlebrot 1.5, Fractal Explorer 2.0+, Mandlebrot Explorer 3.0, JAME 6.0+, PixelPlay 1.0, Sterling(ware)2 1.7, Mandlebrot Set Plotter 3.0, endlos 1.0, XaoS 3.1, Sierpinski Fractal 1.1, ChaosPro 3.1
Apophysis Program made for Windows 7 by Xyrus-02 Updated as of July 2014
Ultra Fractal - A fractal rendering program. There are many tutorials available on the site and on DA. Updated 2014.
Polyfractalisation - Inside the Mind of an Apophysisist. Great Tips and tutorials by IDeviant
Agony - A fractal Program by kelbv Updated 27 February 2011
.hack//Versus: OVan vs. Haseo video gameplay out!New video has been released Ovan vs. haseo. Ovan teaches haseo a lesson on how to be a BA. :icondragonhehe:.hack//Versus: OVan vs. Haseo video gameplay out!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest: Win Up to 1000+ Points!Contest: Win Up to 1000+ Points!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Last extention: MAY 25
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED! AND PRIZES ADDED
I've decided that it is time for a new contest! For those who are still waiting for your prizes, I'll be getting them done this week <3 I am so sorry for how long it's taking me, I've been art dead, especially for icons.
GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!
Not used to drawing backgrounds? Iffy at animating? This is the time for you to experiment! Choose one of my characters and draw something that you are not used to drawing and just get out of that comfort zone!
Rules + Tips
- Please no gore, or disturbing fetishes....
- You can submit as many entries as you want! I will give you extra points if those entries display consistency in terms of effort.
-Will be judged creativity over skill first!
-We will know if this piece was out of your comfort zone as we will check your gallery, so don't lie!
-The more you experi
Thank you for the DD!Thank you for the DD!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Imagine my surprise when I woke this morning to find lots of new favorites in my Inbox!
You could have knocked me over with a feather to see I got a Daily Deviation for this piece:
Thanks so much to :iconlarabln: for suggesting this and :icontatasz: for awarding!!
To All Aspiring Artists Out There........http://vimeo.com/85040589To All Aspiring Artists Out There........8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So often, I get people asking for my secrets, praying to some god to give them what I have, asking me for my Photoshop brushes, joking that I must have sold my soul to Satan, that I must be cheating somehow, asking what programs I use in hopes that there is some magic "art button."
I'm sorry but...... No.
There are no secrets. No god and no devil had anything to do with it. There are no magic Photoshop brushes. There is no magic art button. There are no magic programs that will do the work for you. You can get Poser- some of the images that come out of it are lovely and if that makes you happy, fine. But if you want to do more than play with 3D paper dolls, to make your own art, to realize the wildest imaginings of your dreams exactly how you see them....
THERE. ARE. NO. SHORTCUTS.
Do you know how I got here?
Lots of it. Maybe I have some inborn talent? I don't know. But really, it's mostly WORK. You want to get good at something? Want it more tha
New deviantART ThumbnailsHey folks!New deviantART Thumbnails2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You may remember a while back we showed off some brand new thumbnails in #hq's Journal. Well, after many weeks of porting and tweaking based on community feedback, we finally got these brand new thumbs ready for beta testing!
The new thumbnails
UPDATE (May 19, 2012): Based on feedback received, we've updated the new thumbnails to be justified. Thumbnails are now spaced out across the rows, making them flush against the left and right sides of the page. When a browser's window is too small, justification cannot happen without leaving larger awkward spaces. In these cases, justification is turned off and thumbnails become left aligned. We think these changes present the most appealing interface for both cases.
For those of you who didn't see the new thumbs when they were previewed a month back, here's a re
Watch Me Draw Venusaur VideoStuff I SayWatch Me Draw Venusaur Video1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Got my next drawing video up for your enjoyment. Put together by the awesome SillyaParrot. See the youtube description for the song titles and maybe subscribe while you're at it. I will be posting new drawing videos every week.
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you can color my sketches!just to let ya guys know, im uploading sketches to my scraps that are free to color! if the description says you cannot color/use it, dont! the description will let you know if it's ok to color or not. :^)you can color my sketches!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
basically my scraps will hold sketches that are free for anyone to color, but you MUST credit me and link back to the original image!
i absolutely adore seeing my sketches colored! so have fun yay
just make sure you DO NOT post the colorings on any other site besides here or tumblr.i dont want my art on facebook, twitter, instagram, etc.
Blender Tips #2It took me a long time to upgrade to Blender 2.6x as I was really used to my good old Blender. A way to make friends with new software is to explore possibilities as much as possible; here, some of the cool stuff I found (may include old stuff I never noticed before).Blender Tips #22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't be afraid of scripts!
Blender includes many useful, reliable, user friendly scripts. Fearlessly, go to user preferences > add-ons and try it out; next to each script, links to online docs are provided.
Two scripts I always enable:
- Dynamic spacebar menu. This will especially please blender-sauruses as it brings back the spacebar function from Blender 2.4x and earlier: a convenient tools menu.
- Copy attributes menu. With crowded scenes, it will happen that you want to modify many objects at once. There is 'copy to selected' in Blender UI (see below). But the copy attributes menu does more - for example, it allows copying modifiers and/or constraints from the active object to all s
All Lego Movie VideosAnyone tired of searching YouTube for The Lego Movie videos? Well here you go! All of them are gathered here, tell me if I missed any!All Lego Movie Videos7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Main trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ_JOBCLF-I
Teaser trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPnY2NjSjrg
Everything is awesome!
Official video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StTqXEQ2l-Y
Unofficial lyric video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6lHm-stXdM
Behind the Bricks - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH4tMSd3QJY
Bloopers/Outtakes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5YsU826l20
Man of Plastic - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceg6326-YXA
Chinese New Year - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GgTnPrnIWo
Puppy Bowl Coin Toss - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mey8dY-eDY
TV Spot 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3rLLAFE4uk
TV Spot 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvjxj9Byklc
TV Spot 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_wi8VJrRSk
TV Spot 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKKZEcSpNI4
TV Spot 5 - http://www.youtube.c
Species Universe + Contest #1New: Results are in after a very long delay.Species Universe + Contest #12 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you were not aware, this group is currently run by two admins and as such there has been a delay in the judging. Before I announce the results, this group would appreciate any members who would wish to become an mod (note the group with experience/skills (if any) and time).
Now the results that everyone has been waiting a very long time to see:
1st by :iconvaratera:
2nd by :iconZenithDeLunaris:
Equal 3rd by :iconookaookaooka:
Equal 3rd by :iconja-kitsu-ryou:
In case anyone is wondering, placing was calculated with a point system.
As you may have noticed, some entries do have conflicting biomes so I will be working with the winners over the month to sort out a compromise but all winning species have become canon. The next contest will take place in a month and a battle contest will be taking place in the third contest (one after next).
Pimps and Whoas - May 22, 2014PimpsPimps and Whoas - May 22, 20144 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Official dA News
Product Spotlight: Postcards and Greeting Cards
Read All About It
Site Update: API Updates
Site Update: New deviantART muro Features
A Tribute to Hans Rudi Giger
19yo Florent Courty Captures Nature's WondersFrench photographer Florent Courty is 19. He started teaching himself photography 4 years ago. This is where he's at:19yo Florent Courty Captures Nature's Wonders2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Mystery Keepers by FlorentCourty
Epic Storm from the Ruins by FlorentCourty
Golden Dream by FlorentCourty
Beginning of the Cold Season by FlorentCourtyFiery Momentum by FlorentCourty
Fantasy Realm by FlorentCourtyWilderness' Magic by FlorentCourty
La Magie d'Ayguebonne by FlorentCourty
Forest Realm by FlorentCourty Remains from the Past by FlorentCourty
Everlasting Autumn by FlorentCourty
Just in Time by FlorentCourty
Spring Celebration by FlorentCourty
How To Get A Whisker Badge! (Cat/AprilFoolsBadge)Wanna get a Whisker badge?How To Get A Whisker Badge! (Cat/AprilFoolsBadge)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To get the Whiskers badge, submit a deviation to the Community Projects > Projects & Clubs > Free Fella Category. ( http://www.deviantart.com/submit/?catpathrojects/comprojects/freefella ) You can delete it after submitting (if you want) and you will retain the Whiskers badge!
If this was helpful please give a Llama or a few extra points if you want to help me. Thanks!
Abstract and Surreal DDs for JuneAbstract and Surreal DDs for June2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I hardly need to abstract things,
for each object is unreal enough already.
Enjoy this summary of last month's DDs for Abstract & Surreal Photography:
Pipes by Laura-Backeberg
what lies behind the wall by farbanomalie
Ferris Wheel in Santa Rosa by feverish-eye
Lejania de imagen by alonsio
Long way home by PawelMatys
Palm Acid Blue Tint Mars by DocSonian
Last sun by ambrosia3
5 minute sunlight by tayaiv
YIN-YANG Print version 2 by imperterrito
Rising by JUNE900310
It is you by marialittle
Our pale companion. by Coldwave-Enigma
Until Dawn We Dance by AiniTolonen
4085-1 by TurtleTea
infinite suns by kaotikgrl
Time and a Half by reydoo
the departure bw by LostOneself
Home Tree - infrared by MichiLauke
Thank you very much for sharing your fantastic artwork!
Please add this feature to yo
Flash Fiction Month July 2012PrefaceFlash Fiction Month July 20122 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
This article is written for #LitResources. Our goal is to be a collection and creation station for all resources pertaining to literature on deviantART. This article will focus on Flash Fiction Month! It will include information about what specifies flash fiction, activities around dA for flash fiction month, and links to resources revolving around FFM activities.
If, after reading the article, you have more information or resources to add, please leave your thoughts in a comment! And don't forget to this article to help spread the word.
What Is Flash Fiction?
Put simply, flash fiction is a very short story. Lengths can vary from as few as six words (i.e. Hemingway's famous Baby Shoes) to a thousand, sometimes more. It depends largely on the outfit for which the author decides to write a piece of flash fiction. For the
3050 Points Rewards (October 2013 )Hello3050 Points Rewards (October 2013 )11 months ago in Personal More Like This
October Winners .
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This Time we picked 305 works and we will give 3150 Points to all .
For your information , we saw all of the works, choose the best ones and moved them to " Best Of " Folder and Gave them Rewards .
Please read the whole journal , if you are one of our winners , just comment Below .
Every work gets 10 points Reward .
Now let's introduce the winners together :
Changes to the Prints AgreementChanges to the Prints Agreement10 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
As part of a general review of the Prints Program we noticed that the Prints Agreement needed clarity.
We changed the way in which we describe pricing because we have changed the way in which pricing is displayed during the submission process.
We also wanted to clearly explain the impact of promotional offers on the Artist Profit.
More than two years ago we blended the Premium Print Program with the Premium Membership (they used to be different). We have now updated the language in order to better distinguish the differences between Premium and Standard Print Program features in the Prints Agreement.Finally, we fixed some word choices and grammar to make the Agreement a better read.
To compare the new Prints Agreement with the former Prints Agreement click here. (We've provided you with a helpful document that shows all of the language that has
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...7 months 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
SECRET SANTAS OFFICIALLY CLOSED !First of all, Happy belated New Year to all of you !SECRET SANTAS OFFICIALLY CLOSED !11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Our Secret Santa project is officialy finsihed ! Actuallly it finished a few days ago but I was too busy to update the journal, soory for the lack of updates !
We've received 66 entries in the end !! Wow, you guys are just awesome, I never thought the project will become such a great thing ! I'd like to thank every person who has participated to it, you all put your heart in it, everyone did a great job, truly, thank you very much ! And a special thank to the swing santas who made sure that no one was left without a gift
As a reward for your participation and your devotion, all the entries will be placed in our "featured folder" for two months, and the entries will be featured in our home page
Thaks again every one ! :iconlainloveplz: I must I'm pretty curious to know what you've thought of it, if you liked the idea, if you enjoyed doing a gift for a random person, if you did like the gift you received of cour
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE...." I haven't reached the point where I think I'm good at this. that's the drive. i know that its in me to be really good at it. and i think i've come close a few times, but i don't usually look at things i've completed and feel content. Which that means the next thing you start, you go in with that attitude that 'this time, I'm gonna get it right.' it doesnt mean you hate everything you do, but i'm never content. And maybe i never will be but i secretly know that that's what makes you grow." - Jamie HewlettTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's Draw Realistic BlastoiseStuff I SayLet's Draw Realistic Blastoise1 year 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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Secret Santa [Closed]EDIT: WOOOOOOWWW THERE ARE SOOOO MANY ENTERERS XDDSecret Santa [Closed]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THANK SO MUCH^^
NOTES ARE ALL SENT~
Okay soo im hosting a secret santa this year^^
If you want to be part of it, please comment below with the link of your OC
To participate, you must have an OC.
You will draw your person's OC.
You cannot tell anyone who you have.
You MUST give them the final result by note on Decmber 24th
You MUST try your best.
You cannot change your mind after entering
Don't complain about the person your drawing for
To enter you must:
Have an OC
Comment with he link of your OC
Deadline for entering: November 10th
You will get your person on November 11th
You will be paired up by drawing level so it's fair for the person whos drawing for you