Fast lane to becoming a better artist.I often get this very question: How did you get this good this fast?Fast lane to becoming a better artist.2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Now as I consider myself not being as good as people tell me, even struggling quite often with being an artist in general.
I do know how to get better and how to reach it fast. I'm still growing as I go and it's the main thing that keeps me going.
You need to get into the right mindset and the rest will follow. With the rest I mean:
3. Positive energy.
4. The NEED to draw.
Seeing growth in your work gives you the courage to work harder. You know that feeling when you're just about done with an image
and feel like this image is better than your last one, that great feeling. Use it!
Do studies! Lots of them!! Make film shot studies, live object studies, master-painting studies. They will teach you a lot about composition, lighting, colors, shapes storytelling etc.
You will hardly notice that you are learning thing
Classic halloween resources + Artworks! I Hellooo!Classic halloween resources + Artworks! I1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I start the features as every year about halloween resources & Arts
This first journal features classic halloween resources and new works
Alchemy by zememz Jack O'Lanterns 003 by poserfan-stock Dark Autumn 2 backgrounds by moonchild-ljilja Weird ceramic skull stocks by StarsColdNight Halloween Pumpkin by Nox-Stock Carved Witch's Hat by Cynnalia-Stock Autumn Magic free background by moonchild-ljilja
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:thumb239861946: What you need to know - Photomanipulations by StarsColdNight Random Acts of Kindness Winners & Announcement by Aeirmid Photoshop CS6 extended - Quick review by StarsColdNight
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Pumpkin Divider Line by mirzjiles Pumpkin Divider by PhoebeRose Hide and Seek on Halloween by Lelestir :thumb103981377
2013 FEclub SS - Notes have been sent!! got yours?:iconfireemblem-club:2013 FEclub SS - Notes have been sent!! got yours?4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Image by Meibatsu!
Hi everyone! It's that time of the year again! This is our annual Secret Santa gift exchange, where we all get together and exchange creative works with one another in the name of Fire Emblem! I know some of you have been asking for this and wondering when and if it was going to happen, but rest assured, it will! You will have a little over two months, as this will go on until Valentine's Day. So think of it as a holiday/Valentine's gift!
Sign up to create a Fire Emblem themed gift (either drawing or fanfiction), and receive a gift in exchange. Normal club submission rules still apply. There is a maximum limit of 100 participants each year.
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Chapter count up for both stories!I've gone through my ideas for my current stories and I have an estimated number of chapters for both of them:Chapter count up for both stories!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Super Hero Squad Show - Moving On (Spider-Man x Ms. Marvel)
Total chapters: 15
The New Fantastic Four
Total chapters: 10
Once one of these or both stories are finished, I have an original (and non-Marvel) idea for a story, but for now let's focus on these two!
I am an atheist.Finally, I can say it. After all these years. After five years in the closet, trying to keep my searching and my questions under wraps, I finally found the courage to come out today and say it.I am an atheist.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
And apparently, I said what my family already suspected, something they wished I had told them a long time. Something that apparently doesn't influence how they see me and think about me at all. I'm still a good person, still a loved one, still their daughter. And now, at last, there's an end to all the hiding, all the silence, all the unhappiness. Because now, I can finally say it.
I'm LadyVe and I'm an atheist.
omg *w*I wanted to inform how great my friends are and show what I got from them ;w;omg *w*9 months ago in Personal More Like This
It was painted by xTyma, Ressetkk took care of printing it and WitoNightmare made sure it would arrive to me safe and sound <33
It is really huge, I'm so excited about it. Thank you guys, you are great.
Sell yourself.. but not undersellFound this on tumblr..... and I find it incredibly relevant. Especially since I've been preaching that subject to a few others recently, myself. Though this illustrates it perfectly.Sell yourself.. but not undersell2 days ago in Personal More Like This
I also find it amusing and painfully true, at the mention of the 'DeviantArt mentality'.
If you are looking to make honest money with honest, art/writing work.. don't undersell yourself just because some kids that only get an allowance from their parents think its too much. (And don't get me wrong. I was that myself for a long while. Your perception of money's worth changes -allot- as you grow up though.. so don't tell someone something isnt worth it just because you see something like 100$ as allot.. it is to a younger person with no bills. To me though? that's not even 1/4th of my monthly car payment.. )
Most people trying to make decent money by putting more than decent effort into their work have grownup stuff to pay for.. And better ways to make money than wasting time for even less.
of course that me
Sucks to be Weegie & FHAS/Four Swords Videos!I'm back from AnimeUSA and it was AWESOME (working on an epic report for it which you can find on my tumblr later this week.) Before I left for that con, though, I received quite a treat!Sucks to be Weegie & FHAS/Four Swords Videos!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Youtube user hathorliderc (if you have a dA account, buddy, let me know and I'll add it) and a team of incredibly talented amateur voice actors put together a couple videos where they dubbed my "Sucks to be Weegie" and "Fair-Haired Adventure Seekers" comics and even added music and sound effects (including stuff by The One-Ups, my all-time fav video game cover band!) I've linked them below...
Sucks to be Weegie Stage 1
Features Castles, Welcome to Luigi Kart, Luigi & Daisy's Blind Date and more! On a side note, I am head over heels in love with the girl who voices Daisy. Whoever you are, call me. *Sarah throws muffin at his head* OW!
Sucks to be Weegie Stag
Animation SituationI've been rushing at breakneck speeds to finish my animation in time for the official submission deadline tomorrow ... or, today, by now actually. However, there are still little fixes I want to make to Santiago's introduction scenes, as well as some revisions to the "finished" sequences with Louis and James, so I'm holding back on uploading the clips to Youtube.Animation Situation10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Until then, have some progress shots!
Brought to Life: Nintendo CosplayNintendo defined so many of our childhoods. It's a fun thing to see all of the characters we grew up with come to life, with the effort of these fantastic cosplayers.Brought to Life: Nintendo Cosplay4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Sheik Listen Carefully by RappyDemon
Skull Kid by IgorTodd
Notes on Character DesignI received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.Notes on Character Design3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way, no rigid process you must adhere to, no shoulds or shouldn'ts except those you designate for yourself. This is one of the fun parts of being an artist, really - have a heady good time with it.
- Be patient.
A design is something gradually arrived at. It takes time and iteration and revision. You'll throw a lot of stuff away, and you'll i
Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition AnnouncedHey, people, great, amazing, unbelievably awesome news here! Many people already know about it, but I'm gonna say it anyway! (Explanation, why I haven't said this earlier - I had not time, so many freaking thing to take care of in RL, stupid RL! Arhghhhhh. I barely had access to dA)Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Announced2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Baldur's Gate is going to rebooted/upgraded/revived!
A new company, majority of people who had worked at Bioware during the 'BG era', called Beamdog is giving the game a try. The company called Overhaul games, officially tweaking the game. The official site (with its clever address www.baldursgate.com is updated every two-three days. It's a very good rate. ^^ The release date is around summer 2012.
A mega quote from GameBanshee:
• Overhaul Games (Beamdog's development arm) is heading up the projects, with the support of both Atari and Wizards of the Coast.
• The new Beamdog newslet
Deviant and Art MentionsMentions: Connecting PeopleDeviant and Art Mentions5 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Mentions are a new, highly requested feature that makes engaging friends and artists in conversation more dynamic than ever before.
What is a Mention?
A Mention is when a deviant’s username, icon, or artwork is included in a comment or Journal. Mentions create links to the deviants or artwork you include, allowing you to highlight artists and engage deviants with ease.
Links to pages on deviantART can quickly be distinguished by their bold, dark-blue color, while external links are darker and have an arrow indicating you are leaving deviantART.
Deviants you mention are notified in the new Mentions section of the Message Center, making engaging and involving others in conversation a simple, hassle-free experience.
How to Mention
There are four ways to mention a deviant.
I'm Real, Are You?UPDATE 21/02/2014:I'm Real, Are You?1 month ago in Personal More Like This
So this journal literally got so full that it won't let me post anymore thumbnails XD I've created a second journal, so you guys can just keep adding your photos Also, there isn't a deadline for this, so just send in a pic when you're ready to <3
Here's the second journal ^u^
EDIT: I realize many of you are asking as to why I am doing this. Why would I want to put my face on the internet with an insignificant sign that can't really prove who I am?
Because I wanted to create light to darkness, to help people know that you never have to stay the victim, you can be a survivor.
Please know that I am not hateful towards the offender, nor do I feel anger. I have dealt with my emotions, and have come to accept that what has happened cannot be changed. But maybe we can help to prevent incidents like this in the
October = Horror art!i'll be doing mostly horror themed art this month, including a "faces of horror" sort of thing with a bunch of movie/television/comic/literature horror icons.October = Horror art!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
to name a few: michael myers, pennywise, jason, jigsaw, freddy krueger, predator, alien, frankenstein, zombies, vampires, etc. etc.
Bury me in satin, lay me down on a bed of roses...Dammit, I had to go and get this song stuck in my head.Bury me in satin, lay me down on a bed of roses...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
SO, a quick roundup of stuff:
A few days before Easter Sunday I managed to dislocate my right elbow. I'm right handed so it really screwed me over, I was less than pleased. I am however, finally getting some luck.
"But Nicola, you just dislocated your elbow, how the hell is that lucky?!" I hear you say?
When I was 17 I dislocated my elbow in the exact same way. I popped the bones past the elbow and you could see them stretching the skin. I lost sensation in my hand and grip, it took me seven months or so to hold a pen again. In that time, someone else had to take notes for me in my classes and I was forced to drop art at A-Level standard because I'd screwed up my arm so badly I couldn't finish my qualification.
This time, my grip has come back extremely quickly. THAT is lucky. I still have some severe pain and numbness in the forearm and hand (I think the bone sliding back in managed to take a nerve with it, trapped
Interested in Eythan's birth? LOLAre you curious about it? Because, Eythan was indeed very based in Akira from Togainu no Chi, but there was a character I had when I was 12 called "Eythanel", that had this physic:Interested in Eythan's birth? LOL1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It all started when I got home an awesome game called Baldur's Gate II. I never played the first part but I was told I didn't needed to do it and the sequel was way better, so I got an addict-gamer that spent most of my free time playing this game.
When choosing my character, I felt in love in one of the designs the game provided. It was a grey-haired elf, so I decided him to be a warrior-thief (only elves could have a double-proffession!). He was good/neutral-alligned and I called him Eythanel. I loved his grey hair!! So I started to develop a "grey/silver-haired fetish".
You have no idea of how much I loved that character. I could never finish the game because I got stuck in the battle with the las
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
Exciting changes! EDIT Tumblr List Needs Your Help*We have a new icon!! Isn't it lovely? It was made by SweetSacrifice20 Everyone go give her some love!Exciting changes! EDIT Tumblr List Needs Your Help2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Please submit your art to the correct folders!
If you don't know where to change the folder you're submitting to, ask any one of us and we'll help you. The Featured folder is only for the artworks the Admins think are extra-special artworks, so we'll be moving things in there
EDIT: Hi, this is Nauti and I'd like to take a moment and talk to you about the TUMBLR LIST and why it is very important that we have your feedback on it.
Most everyone knows how the WIDGETS and JOURNALS work and why they may work for this Tumblr List. There is another means of recording this information that may be the best of both worlds and it's called the GOOGLE SPREADSHEET. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Asje2qtxMi1RdGtJZzczMzNaV0lCRGtDeXdpRU42ZXc#gid=0
The Google Spreadsheet would be an off site link that would take you to the list of all our Tumblr info. It can only b
The answer to everything/La respuesta a todoENGLISHThe answer to everything/La respuesta a todo1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As you probably noticed, Lehanan and me are always giving excuses about being slow in our work, we are really busy, we hardly ever have time to do new stuff... etc.
Well, just to let you know... it happened because Lymbus, our webcomic that was being posted through SmackJeeves, got the interest of a Spanish publisher and they're going to print it. This happened in February 2012... 10 months passed already, re-doing the whole stuff, fixing errors and giving it a more professional look.
That is our real excuse. We worked really hard these last months and we got loads of problems due to lack of time, lack of jobs, money, etc. But, today, our publisher gave us permission to tell you about it officially: Lymbus is gonna be published IN PRINT. And we couldn't say that until now.
So, sorry about that but we had to stop posting it online, REGARDLESS the language. It was not because we forgot about it. It was not because we forgot about all our beloved fans. It was because w
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.2 weeks 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
Unofficial Q&A With Patrick WeekesOver the weekend at PAX East a fan managed to get some face time with Bioware writer Patrick Weekes in order to talk about ME3's characters, endings, and the little things some fans might have caught while going through ME3.Unofficial Q&A With Patrick Weekes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the interviewer's original post.
"Okay, here is what I asked Patrick Weekes, and his answers as best as I can remember them. I've paraphrased but I'm doing my best to stick to what he said rather than introduce any interpretation.
THESE ARE NOT DIRECT QUOTES.
-Is there still a setting to explore after the ending? Is everything ruined?
The setting is definitely not ruined. We still have a big, lively galaxy.
-Will long-distance superluminal travel still be possible post-Ending? (will Tali or Wrex or Garrus see their homeworlds again? Will everyone starve?)
Galactic civilization will rebuild. The mass relays were not necessary for interstellar flight. Remember, what does it say in the Codex about the speed of ships? That's right, 12 lightyears per (day? hour?
Mi taller Sigma ComicsPromocionando....===>Mi taller Sigma Comics1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pocos saben que estoy en una agrupación activa de comics, se llama Sigma Comics. Nuestra base de operaciones esta en Arica ciudad de Chile, vamos a casi todos los eventos(ñoños) donde podemos mostrar nuestras obras, ilustraciones, posters y fanzines que llevamos 5 :3
Hacemos clases de como dibujar personajes, como se arma una viñeta, el escenario, etc. Pero ahora estamos buscando una sala para volver a enseñar a quienes quieran crear sus comics.
Estamos confirmados que estaremos en el evento Dibuarica que será el 3 y 4 de Noviembre
Los links de interes son: http://sigmacomics.blogspot.com/
Hasta ahora hago ilustraciones...y escribo.
Saludos a todos mis deviants