Feature 14-Masters of Art Theme: AnimalsFeature 14-Masters of Art8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Art Treasure from my favorites
Inspirational, beautiful and memorable art of the most talented artists
Animals in Drawings-Paintings
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! :D2 years 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)
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 - Shading3 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
ContestALRIGHT EVERYONE, IT'S CONTEST TIME!Contest3 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 Claire-Aegis-Faust
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 Claire-Aegis-Faust
third place50[Points] and a non shaded request fr
New video..self promotionHi allNew video..self promotion2 years 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!
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 AMG3 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 ?
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 future3 years 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
Let's Learn Portraiture: Natural LightingWelcome to the second installment of Let's Learn Portraiture! The previous installment was about Model Communication. For this installment, we will be tackling a topic for those photographers who enjoy taking portraits outdoors.Let's Learn Portraiture: Natural Lighting3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Portraiture with Natural Lighting
1.) Avoid Direct Sunlight
While it can really bring out the color of the eyes and make them pop, having your model stare into the sun should never be on the agenda. Not only is it exceedingly uncomfortable for your model, but it casts very harsh shadows. In most cases, you want to position your model with the sun behind them, or to the side.This will illuminate the hair and offer a nice glow. The issue then is that the subject's face may be too dark (underexposed). To solve this, you can bounce some light back into th
Don't ART for free ...Note written under the influence of several recent situations ...Don't ART for free ...2 years 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:
There and back again :)After 20 hours of pure travelling it is good to get home.There and back again :)2 years 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
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).LOOPERS3 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.
SCREENERS 2012 EPIC MOVIE POSTER CONTEST:iconfreyabigg:FreyaBiggSCREENERS 2012 EPIC MOVIE POSTER CONTEST3 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:/
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 City3 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
'DRAW-A-LONG' (With Me) - Part 4 - ShadingSo apologies first sorry! I know this is a week late, but I have been busy honest'DRAW-A-LONG' (With Me) - Part 4 - Shading2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This week's episode will cover how to fill in your drawing outline or at least how I will 'fill-in' my drawing outline. I was a little disappointed that not many requested the reference picture so I guess that not many are following along, not to worry I will continue to detail the steps I have taken, and perhaps it will provide a useful reference to some people in the future. Remember these are not definitive ways to draw - just the way that I draw, I am sure it is not the 'best' the 'easiest' or the most 'professional' - it is just the way I draw
So first to basics, almost every journal, art-teacher, tutorial etc. will tell you to start at the top left hand corner of a drawing (right hand if your left handed)
The idea being that you not smudge the work as you work downwards and across the paper. However I would like to mention a couple of things, firstly even though you do this, make s
Shutting Down and Moving- Please ReadHello everyone!Shutting Down and Moving- Please Read2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So we hate to disappoint you all, but this group is beyond saving.
As you all well know, we shut down for a few weeks to make an attempt at reorganizing and making this function again. And as soon as we reopened, we found out we had missed one critical point- Admin assistants were only able to vote on two folders- Featured and Critique Requested- and no one except the Founder had the permissions to change that.
I am SO sick and tired of dancing around this bullshit and being blocked at every turn. Granted, I probably should have checked this before we made so many changes, as I should have known better. I've tried to go in and fix it so that my wonderful admins can vote on all folders, but once again I wonder why I even bothered trying to fix this bloody mess. I either get a DA error that it can't save the changes OR I get an error that says I don't "have permission to change these settings." Of course I don't, silly me for even trying. I sent a not-so-nice note to the
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)!!!!!!3 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
(CLOSE)Again change to (500 Points to win)(CLOSE)Again change to (500 Points to win)4 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
Thursday: One Word Contest!Congratulations to our haiku winners from last week. Even with a short amount of syllables, you described your best adventure epically!Thursday: One Word Contest!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Our top five winners are:
Holiday with friends.
My first time away from home.
I want to go back.
Laying there dying
flat lining, Heartbeat, eyes wide
Tears of Happiness
Summer in Sweden
in the lemur enclosure:
sudden jump and squeal
Knee-deep island mud -
crocs, noodles, four days of rain;
Hike, turn, hike again.
day with no curfew!
haunted house, pizza, and friends.
never felt more free!
Congratulations! You will be receiving your Points shortly.
For this week, we're all about simplicity. We're going to harness our inner zen and let your imagination do the rest.
We're going to give you just one word, and fr
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_11-10-132 years 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:
'Picture Yourself In Wonderland' WinnersWe challenged you to Picture Yourself In Wonderland and show us who you would be if you tumbled down the rabbit hole, and as usual the deviantART community did not disappoint!'Picture Yourself In Wonderland' Winners5 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
After checking out all of the Alices, Mad Hatters, Red Queens, White Rabbits, and more, the final three winners have been selected!
We'd like to give a big "Thank you!" to the finalist judges from Walt Disney Home Entertainment for tackling the tough job of selecting the winners from the 25 Semi-Finalists.
Want to see whose Wonderland-self is going home with some awesome prizes? Check out the winners below!
Read Official Rules
Now available on Blu-ray™ Combo
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 September2 years 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
The Very First Group Contest of Portraits-DrawingsMembers, Contributors and Affiliates,The Very First Group Contest of Portraits-Drawings5 years ago in Personal More Like This
by now We have exceeded 1000 Members as well as Watchers as a group..
But, Yet we are missing something.. - Ability to Feature best works on more wide range because still we are not a Super Group..
In-order to achieve that,
"The Very First Contest" of Portraits-Drawings will be opened to submit your best work..
Awards? [of course... Winners get Awarded*, check the bottom of this blog for more details..]
Options - [7 "Contest" Folders]
Graphite/Pencil Drawings [Black and White only]
Color Pencils Drawings
B/W Paintings [Black and White only - any TRADITIONAL painting method such as Water color, Oil and Acrylic ]
Pen 'n' Ink
Cartoon [Traditional Only]
Winners! [ Voting will be used to selection. (using Polls)]
There will be two Winner categories.
[Bullet; Black]SUPER Best Three
Art Contest (OVER)WELCOME TO THE MAIN INFO PAGE FOR baark's CELESTIAL PANTHEON ART CONTEST!Art Contest (OVER)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
GO HERE FOR CONTEST UPDATES: http://atarashii.deviantart.com/journal/C-Pantheon-Art-Contest-Updates-312695472
Because I want to hold one.
Okay, there isn't going to be too much complication for this, and I hope that a lot of people participate... ^^'
The main purpose of this contest is to award prizes to people for drawing any of my Celestial Pantheon, all of which can be found here: http://atarashii.deviantart.com/journal/Original-Character-List-feel-free-to-ignore-309933345 . The afore-mentioned characters can be drawn individually or in couple/groups. Likewise, they can be drawn in either "feral" form and/or their more human-esque form.
Jan 1, 2013January 4, 2013 (by 11:59pm PST).
Why? Because that gives interested people ample time to work on their entries, and ensures I'll have enough to cover fu
ProgressYahoo! I made my first picture with graphic tablet! Of course, I need a lot of days of practise, but, I'm very happy!Progress3 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::thumb330627712:Forever Lost by Ti-REdY:Wet nightmare by KuroDoku
:thumb330948515:100% vector Viper GTS by ollite20