300 watchers thank you raffle! WINNERS AMGthank you so much all for your participate! i am so happy amg amg :iconasdfghplz:300 watchers thank you raffle! WINNERS AMG2 years ago in Personal More Like This
from 43 participants the winner iiisss
:iconsparklesplz: :iconmiki8263: and :iconcNhiansae: :iconsparklesplz:
please note me with your order <3
once again thank you so much for everyone who joined this raffle! see you again in next raffle!
the prize would be like
textured full body chibi sketch with simple background
(up to two characters for each winner)
R U L E S✿ since this is thank you raffle for my watchers you have to be my watchers
✿ please fave this journal to give you your number
✿ you may also share this journal too
✿ i will choose two winners randomly
✿ the prize would be put in a batch
✿ the raffle would be ended in january 1st 2013
if you are my watcher do not be hesitate to join! i wanna share this happiness with all of my watchers!
J O I N M Y G R O U P ?
Watchers Tribute Feature 101st to 120th! :DI think doing a watchers feature is a wonderful idea because I get to visit all of you guys again, see what you doing and show my appreciation for all your support .Watchers Tribute Feature 101st to 120th! :D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So here is a list of my watchers from the 101st to the 120th and one of my favorite works from their gallery, enjoy:
(the numbering doesn't mean anything its just for me to keep track)
Don't ART for free ...Note written under the influence of several recent situations ...Don't ART for free ...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I understand that not everyone can/like/love to draw - but that does not mean that some people have to treat 'drawing people' as children. A few days ago my friend asked me if I draw him a portrait of him and his girlfriend. I agreed without hesitation ... But when I told how much the portrait will be cost - he was angry with me, that I will not do it for free! I understand that it is my friend - but I spend my free time, energy, etc. on it. So it's no longer just fun for me. It becomes a way of life ...
I wish that those of us - involved in the drawing - were taken more seriously. Because it is a job like any other. Not sitting behind a desk in an office does not mean that I do not work as hard ...
The situation is very well illustrated here:
New video..self promotionHi allNew video..self promotion9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will soon do a new feature..but first I wanna be selfish and promote myself for once..lol..working hard with that..
but nothing comes by itself and/or are for free...
.... in two months time I'll celebrate 6 years on dA and I also goes towards 1500 watchers...
....thanks to my FRIENDS SUPPORT and features you all so kindly are giving me...
.........I couldn't do without your help my dear friends...
....I am so grateful and appreciate every feature of my art I am in.....woow..you are so kind...!
I am 'doing well' outside dA .. it feels good to have that recognition that my art are 'doing just fine' ...
..I have doubted so many times..
...some magazines requests right now and I keep on continue working with book covers....
..one release of a cover I created are nov 1......
...and I am about starting working on another one next month..yay!
Thanks for the past, present and futureI knew that the time would come, and I am so sorry, I was hoping it would be later in the future, but it is here: I can not thank you as I would like anymore. I have 4000 friends who follow my work and hundreds of fav every day (and that makes me great pleasure). Until today I wanted to tell you directly how I', grateful, but now I work 1 or 2 hours at the computer to thank, and commitments will not let me anymore. Definitely I will continue to respond to comments, but right now I want to thanks in advance all those who want to add my drawings to their collection and want to add my name to the list of friends.Thanks for the past, present and future1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I take this opportunity to share with you some of the best moments I have experienced in recent months:
Some articles about my designs have been published on the website of this newspaper:
Dailymail online 13 marzo 2013
Mirror online 13 marzo 2013
10 tips about drawing #3 - ShadingThird round of 10 simple and effective tips about drawing, this time a bit more spesific, time to delve into shading, the one area I feel I have progressed the most.10 tips about drawing #3 - Shading2 years ago in Personal More Like This
**This is my own personal take and oppinion about shading, take it with a grain of salt **
1. Shade and blend An extremely common way to shade, but not only overused but more often than not used incorrectly.
You lay down a value pref. with an HB or softer pencil and blend it into the paper from the dark to the light, but the thing here to remember is to not go too hard in blending at first, if you do it is very tricky to manipulate the values after.
Think of the tooth of the paper like grass, don´t just stomp them down on the first go, gently grace the paper with a blending stump/tissue/q-tip etc and once you start to approach the desired value you can go a little harder.
2. Directional blending Much as 1. but directional blending means you always blend following the curve of what you are drawi
WRITING CONTEST - Judging in sessionWRITING CONTEST - Judging in session2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Entries will be accepted until DEC 10 @ 11:59 PST!~ :3
ok!! thanks for your entries!! I will determine the winners later dec 11-13 there are a lot of great stories, I will read them over and see which ones would translate well into a comic!
Hi guys, I'm not sure how popular this idea may be, but I bet some of you guys like to write stories, right?
I'm not a very good writer myself, so I was wondering if you could flex your writing muscles!
This contest will let you try and write a short story (approx. 500-1500 words) about any of my OCs. +/- 200 words from the min-max is ok, but pushing it. ^^
(you may enter more than one story but can only win one prize)
here is my gallery of OCs. Their descriptions are in the deviations.
I only have some simple descriptions for them, though some have more intensive descriptions and background to them.
These stories can be little adventures tha
POINTS AND ART GIVE-AWAY (CLOSED)!!!!!!EDIT 2: ONLY TODAY!!!!!!! So, if this will reach 500 participants I will make a 3rd place!POINTS AND ART GIVE-AWAY (CLOSED)!!!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: since its quite confusing for some of you Ill make it clear again.
To participate, just be sure you're a watcher and fave this journal! That's it!!! The rest is OPTIONAL for a second chance to win!!!
So, I really love doing this
I know many deviants never experienced PM and really want to have one, soooo
I made this
First off, the prizes:
1. 3 month Premium Membership or 636 points and an ACEO (will be shipped to you)
2. 100 points and a sketched bust
Now the rules
1. You have to watch me. (I only want to give out my art to people who like it, i think thats reasonable)
2. Fave this journal to enter.
That's it! You don't have to comment to enter
You can get more chances to win by doing this (but you don't have to):
1. Post a journal or poll and tell others about the raffle.
2. Like me on facebook
LOOPERSSo... anyone else watched this movie? Because, in my opinion, it's simply a MASTERPIECE. Best movie I've seen in a long time (and YES, includding AVENGERS).LOOPERS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I won't spoil but feel free to drop me my opinion.
I think I'll be writting a proper review asap because it deserves it. OMG. I'm totally speechless right now.
(CLOSE)Again change to (500 Points to win)(CLOSE)Again change to (500 Points to win)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT-----> Wow now I have 150+ people participated in this contest. I will add 5 extra winner again.There will be 25 winner in this giveaway.
EDIT-----> As what I said before, if there is more than 100 people participate, I will add 5 more winner in this contest. So now I have more than 100 people participated and I will add 5 more winner to this. There will be 20 winner in this giveaway.
Hi everyone so this is my 2nd giveaway points.
There will be 15 winner in this giveaway.
What you must do?
1) For my watchers only.(If you haven't watch me, do it now ^^) I will watch you back
2) Fave this Journal.
3) Fave 1 or 2 of my Drawing.
4) Must Comment below in this journal (link to the piece of that drawing you had fave).
Follow step (1 to 4), you will stand a chance to win 20 points.
*Extra chance (Must done step 1 to 4 before doing step 5)
5) Feature this on your Journal, Poll or Signature. This will give you 2nd chance to win
SCREENERS 2012 EPIC MOVIE POSTER CONTEST:iconfreyabigg:FreyaBiggSCREENERS 2012 EPIC MOVIE POSTER CONTEST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Generally we don't post contests, but it seems to have become a tradition to post the Epic Movie Poster Contest, and so we present to you this years edition! This time as an official dA contest. Read what Screeners has to say below.
DeviantArt and Screeners Present: THE 2012 EPIC MOVIE POSTER CONTEST
We write the films... you make the posters.
And best posters win Epic Prizes! This year we are giving away TENS of THOUSANDS of DeviantArt points, 5+ YEARS of DA subscriptions, $20 - $50 gift cards to Amazon.com and Movieposter.com, Limited edition posters and much, much more. Enter for the prizes, or enter for the fun. Either way... ENTER!
Contest runs July 1 through August 31, 2012
All mediums of art accepted (so long as it's a movie poster). Contest is open to ALL of DeviantArt.
This is an official DA contest - so submissions will be made to the DA Contest Folder (Contests/2012/EPIC MOVIE CONTEST 2012)
Full details can be found here: http:/
ContestALRIGHT EVERYONE, IT'S CONTEST TIME!Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We need at least 3 entries to make this work, so please tell your friends,watchers,people,frogs and LETS GET STARTED!!
Also, linearts are not allowed!
Witch means, you have to draw the entry yourself!
Also I need donators!
first place 300 and a free request from me, a free request from EleanorTopsie, a llama and free request from Svennemi, a llama and a chibi drawing from CommanderMitsuki, free request from Rarshalan, free request from knowitall123, 50 and a free request from MsMischievous, a free fully coloured digital chibi with pedestal from Over-The-Black-Nexus
Second place 100 and a head shot from me, drawing without BG from knowitall123, free request from Rarshalan, 20 and a lineart from MsMischievous,a free fully coloured digital chibi with pedestal from Over-The-Black-Nexus
third place50[Points] and a non shaded request fr
CONTEST: OC BB-Crew fanart - Closed! Contest updateCONTEST: OC BB-Crew fanart - Closed!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Its the last day (less than)
I know its a bit confusing but please submit your work by the end of the 12th of november (today)
I am technically writing this from the future since I am around 12 hours from most of you north american's but lets go with EST time zone.
I didn't expect this big of a turnout as well, I may add a 4rth place as well.
Please give me two days to judge. and I will post the results on this journal.
THank you for far for those who participated seriously! soo many awesome works. its gonna be a struggle.
Contest Theme [Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink]
[Bullet; Blue] My 3 OCs: Penny, Ben, and Leo
[Bullet; Blue] Fall season theme (open to your interpretations: e.g. changing leaves, blue sky, Halloween, thanksgiving)
[Bullet; Blue] Optional: Delivery theme (planes, letters, packages, etc)
[Bullet; Blue] Optio
There and back again :)After 20 hours of pure travelling it is good to get home.There and back again :)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I went to London with my brother and even though it was just effectively a day to experience London we manage to drink and eat at a real London pub, see the painted halls, stand on the prime meridian of the world, eat at one of Gordon Ramseys restaurants (The Narrow), got some culture infusion and shop at Greenwich marked to name a few.
The Astronomy Photographer of the year awards was really nice, but felt abit out of place with all the high ranking people attenting
The presentation of winning images and highly commended ones was really good, could tell that they had put a lot of work into it and every winning image was well deserved.
For me it ended up as It was when I left, with a shortlisted image, not dissapointed at all, I was not expecting anything to begin with and in such company with the images that won there are no regrets going to London for the ceremony.
I picked up a lot of small little tricks
'DRAW-A-LONG' (With Me) - Part 3 - PreperationOK So the results are in and it looks very clear that the chosen reference for us all to draw will be.....Ewan Mcgregor'DRAW-A-LONG' (With Me) - Part 3 - Preperation10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I could not have predicted the result, but it seems from the feedback that it was his beard that won the vote, and people found this a more interesting reference than the rest. I am cool with this as I chose all 4 options comfortable with having to draw any of them.
So almost down to business, but firstly I wanted to describe the stages of preparing the drawing and paper we will use to draw our chosen reference.
1. Cropping - Before drawing you need to decide if you are going to tackle the full reference or just part of it - some of this will be dictated to you by the reference itself, some of it will depend on how confident or comfortable you are with certain aspects of the reference. For example, if you hate drawing hair (I do !) then you may decide to cut that part out of the reference. If you look at this picture of Ewan, I would say that
Contest 07 - Three Colors ChallengeContest 07 - Three Colors Challenge1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And the winners are...
:iconclapplz: Congratulations to the winners! Thanks to all who entered, commented and faved the entries! We hope to see y'all for the next one!
Three Color Challenge
You guys voted on the colors, and they are: Orange, Gray, and Blue
Those are the only shades you'll be able to use in this contest, and you must use all three in any Star Wars themed picture! Read on if you're interested.
Here's some additional information and clarification - please read all
- Your picture must use all three colors.
- Shades of the colors are allowed (as in, multiple shade
Simple drawing tips.I have been asked a lot of times If I could make a drawing tutorial, and to be honest I do not really feel I am at that level yet, and there is allready so many out there.Simple drawing tips.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But some simple pointers I can certainly do.
So here we go, 10 simple and effective tips, general and spesific.
1. Draw a LOT: Sure, techniques help, tutorials are awesome and books is teh shit, but in the end there are no shortcuts, if you do not draw a lot you have nobody but yourself to blame if you feel you are progressing slowly.
Bring your scetchbook ( get one! ) with you wherever you go, draw anything and everything, and doodle if you are on the phone, just basicly draw a lot and build up that mental library, it will only do you good.
2. Shade with the form: For instance an upper/lower arm is cylindrical, if you shade right across it tends to make it look flat even after blending ontop, if you curve your shading along it creates a greater illusion
Watchers (Permanent) Feature :)Like many others, I have in the past featured the work of those who choose to watch me as a thank you. Today marked the number of watchers I have going past 2000 and I worked out that if I celebrate 10 watchers work per week it would take me 4 Years to say thank you to each one, and saying thank you every 4 years is not really good enoughWatchers (Permanent) Feature :)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I said to myself, Why not open a group up that is completely dedicated to those lovely bunch of people who watch me? I can then have a permanent place to showcase their work and to say thank you every second, minute and hour of each day
However, I was worried that some people may think it is a bit arrogant or maybe just a way of getting more 'watchers' - overcome with the need to make sure I am not upsetting anybody - I thought I would have a poll, and let you decide!
So just to confirm the idea....
This would be a group set up to display the work of just the people who watch me, no restrictions (within DA guidelines) on the type
Here I come Windy CityI found out this past week that I'll officially be moving to Chicago for a couple months to continue work on the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending. I move Monday actually, and I'll be without a home computer for about a week until I can get a new workstation built, so I'll have to put the Photoshop guide I talked about in the last journal on hold for a short while.Here I come Windy City2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's actually pretty much written in full, but I need to put together the screenshots and actual file still. I also might be working on a detailed matte painting tutorial for PSDTuts+ soon, so I'll keep everyone updated on that.
In the mean time, take care! And for everyone who made it to Comic Con and saw the Elysium footage, I hate you
ProgressYahoo! I made my first picture with graphic tablet! Of course, I need a lot of days of practise, but, I'm very happy!Progress2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Facebook Page
So, today's feature is for Digital Art
Guys, you are amazing!
Burn it to the Ground! by IsashadowSHA 'n Smoke by the-true-meKShips leaving by Tommmyboy
Cover my eyes by firemisse:thumb330778577:Goodbye Summer by Ultra-AdelineIt Last Forever And A Bit Longer by dyb
Harmony of Light by fioreiYou Spin Me Right Round. by SuzamuriButterflies by Ernanda-SouzaFireflies by Autlaw
yes maybe no by ApofissRelease Yourself by TitusBoy25scrap - touch the universe by shilinThe Clock Tower by Qirai
Practice by zhaoenzheRobocop by MaHenBuDream plains by zhaoenzhe:thumb330969855:
Hrithik Roshan by VishwHoshiko Sejima Bankai by LarizSantosOC  by chouette-eROCK ANGEL by Avionetca
:thumb330625417:Commission Lord V by XxAbasexXForever Lost by Ti-REdY:Wet nightmare by KuroDoku
Tears of Love by Aeternum-Art100% vector Viper GTS by ollite20
Artists Of The Week: Big Jumpers_11-10-13 What it is?! This is the last Artists of the Week installment for 11-10-13. By now you know that this feature was created to honor the righteous artwork of the many artists in the dvArt community [*see previous posts and be sure to check out the pages of each artist.] *Look over the galleries of these talented artists for the last several posts and it's easy to see the work below represents real progress.Artists Of The Week: Big Jumpers_11-10-139 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Drum roll please"... *And Now....Big Jumpers: Deviants who've made a giant jump forward in quality and creativity.
This Weeks Selections for the 7th category, Big Jumpers for 11-10-13, are:
A huge thank youI just wanna take the time to say a massive thank you to everyone who has commented, faved and watched me over the period of time and my work would not be recognized as much as they are now without you guys.A huge thank you2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've had a few comments on my Tumblr account saying I'm too "big headed" or "too good" to be replying to people. This is not true, I appreciate each comment but I honestly don't check this site everyday nor I have much time to reply to each individual comment. I don't feel like I have to justify myself seeing as I'm not the only one who doesn't reply to comments, it's not that I don't appreciate the feedback, I try to reply to questions about drawing etc but I'm going to take this opportunity to thank everyone as a whole.
Watchers Gallery Update 11th SeptemberOK - the results are in and it seems that an overwhelming number of you thought the idea of a group dedicated to my watchers was a good idea (95%+) - so with that in mind I have now set up a group (not so imaginatively) called..... watchers-feature http://watchers-feature.deviantart.com/Watchers Gallery Update 11th September11 months ago in Personal More Like This
In time I will personally invite all of my watchers to join the group - I say in time, because I cannot find a way of automating that invitation process or doing a group invitation, Which means inviting you one-by-one!!!!
In the mean time feel free to join yourselves, and I will approve your application. After that just upload as many (or as few) pieces of your past, present and future artworks for both me and all those other watchers out there - what could be simpler?
To kick off the group I am also holding a contest to design a group Icon/Avatar - first prise will be 1 years Premium Membership, and the decision will be made by a public vote Closing date for entry's will be on the
[MacType] New font smoother for windowsHeya folks,[MacType] New font smoother for windows3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know about you, but I was always sick of the default windows font rendering, that's why I used GDI++ with Windows XP and GDIpp with Win7, until a few months ago GDIpp worked great, but then there where a lot of compatibility issues (Google Chrome/Firefox).
Now I found this http://www.mediafire.com/?8cnc6v7z7w4e647 on a chinese board http://bbs.themex.net/forumdisplay.php?f=88 (yeah yeah yeah, at least with google translate I could read something )
Works awesome and you can switch language, still a pretty shitty translation, but great tools to create configs and it runs as a service.
Check it out
PS: added a screenshot http://dl.dropbox.com/u/70350/screens/201112190832.jpg
there is a new google code site available with a new installer http://code.google.com/p/mactype/
PSS: the update fixed some issues with chrome/firefox