COMMISSIONS! (FULL)august 14th 2012COMMISSIONS! (FULL)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
- commission prices and this page are going under renovation! If you have already booked a slot/or are on the waiting list, DO NOT WORRY about this change. We will proceed according to what we discussed privately. (: Thanks!
Warning: some samples are outdated. I direct you to my gallery for an indication of my current skill level http://akimiya.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/
full CG (no complex backgrounds)
$15.00 per character
*up to $20.00 for complicated designs - see sample #2)
Waist-up (no complex backgrounds)
full CG (no complex backgrounds)
$25.00 per character
(up to $35.00 for complicated designs)
Fullbody (no complex backgrounds)
full CG (no complex backgrounds)
$35.00 per character
(up to $45.00 for complicated designs)
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Top social posts from last week: 11.18.13Twitter:Top social posts from last week: 11.18.131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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"Forest of Magic" by iya-chen
After Work by abnormalbrain
The Turn of the Universe by alicexz
"Eternal Monument" by Nele-Diel
One Reason....... why I try not to comment about people's weight.One Reason...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I used to attend a particular conference on an annual basis, and so I got to (casually) know the other "regulars" who also used to be there. Every year, more or less, I'd see the same group of people at the speakers' dinner, and we could catch up on the usual "what are you up to these days?" kind of stuff. One of the guys I used to see fairly often was a tall heavy-set fellow (some might call him "fat" or "obese") he'd always been tall, bearded, and big, to me. But one year, he showed up and he had lost a lot of weight. It took me a second to recognize him, and I said, "Hey, Rich! You look great! You've lost a lot of weight!" and he looked at me and deadpanned, "Yeah, pancreatic cancer will do that."
Do I need to belabor the point? I will. First off, I set myself up for a massive head-fuck, by making assumptions about what was going on in someone else's life, and - even though I was being friendly about it - I was horribly wro
Merry ChristmasHiMerry Christmas1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Group considered a racing for new year's celebrations ,We will have three winners with three different award:
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3 - Third, 100 points
Rules of the contest:
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Salaam, Bombay!EXTREME STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - IXSalaam, Bombay!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Are there places were street photography is impossible? Are there countries easier than others, or harder than others? How is it street shooting like in exotic places, or places you never visited, places that are completely different from what you are used to? I asked a few street photographers around the world to share with us their experiences.
This interview is with Adam Thomas, aka :iconjadedphotographer: , from Mumbai.
How is street photography like, in Mumbai?
Personally, I find it really difficult to shoot street. I don't blend in too well and I'm paranoid in general.
Mumbai is a huge city with a lot of heritage sites and landmarks. Lots of subjects to shoot as there are homeless and hawkers on every street signal. The main disadvantage is the very high crime rate and corrupt cops. I try to be as discreet as possible. I prefer the fly on a wall method of st
Street DDs April 2014My term as CV is going to be over in 2 days so please don't send me DD suggestions anymore and forgive me if I couldn't feature the suggestions you sent me in the last few days.Street DDs April 20149 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Here is April's selection, I hope you enjoy it.
133 by felixlu
1974 by Pixelrender
Paint it black II by Jack070
Alexanderplatz VIII by iDie
Saint by Canankk
Exhausted by RobVinc
New IPHONE by aspire2draw
And then she said by EricForFriends
DIS-CONCERNING MOTHER by xACook
Approaching Geometry by DouglasHumphries
Pillars by boyrd
3 DSC9682uborka by dmitryzhkov
Fragile by e-l-a-n-i
Fearless by oToupeira
0-0 by DinoKose
Litestep on Windows 7 (UPDATED)UPDATE: this tutorial has gotten a lot of attention since i posted it 2 years ago.. so i decided to update the information, add information and even a nice video tutorial by andredk which is a little long, but very detailed. i updated the old journal and submitted a new one for good measureLitestep on Windows 7 (UPDATED)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
installing litestep is not a big deal. it has dependencies like any other application, and without them it will error. assuming your system meets all the requirements right now you can stop reading this and install litestep using the Omar Installer. (omar is the guy who created the installer) litestep was built using the x86 architecture so a x86 system is a prerequisite, however people have managed to install and use litestep on x64 systems.
The Fractal Universe:icontechgnotic:The Fractal Universe3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Is a photograph only a record, something created by a machine? Can photography ever truly be considered art? That question seems quaint and laughable these days, but if you do a little research you will find that once upon a time it was a raging debate. Thankfully a consensus has been reached that the agency of the photographer – his or her eye and critical mind – choosing the subject and manipulating the machine (the camera that is the art instrument) is what establishes photographs as potential works of art when created by an artist-photographer. Pretty basic common sense, huh? So why then is there now a debate as to whether FRACTAL ART is truly art – or just something produced by poking patterns into a computer? Isn't it just really random e-graffiti, a fibonacci button mash?
Here we go again… Hopefully it won’t take nearly a century again before fractal art is recog
SIN ART CONTEST (Winners Announced!)SIN ART CONTEST (Winners Announced!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, without further adieu I'm here to announce the winners! The judging process was painfully difficult, what with so many of you doing an amazing job and all that I actually had to ask some friends around on their opinion of the whole thing! Anywho, please contact me via Email or DA notes to receive your awards :]
Each entry is judged based on Technical Skill and Concept for a total score, congratulations to our winners! Also once more, I'd like to give a tremendous thank you to those who participated. :]
1st: Kevin Libranda
The guy behind Novus Karma manages to make my own characters look better than the way I draw them! Haha. Seriously though the color, composition, character (Enyo's face! <3) and just overall finesse of the thing is really impressive and a testament to his skills.
Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 62 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
DeviantArt Stockers A - IDeviantArt Stockers A - I6 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a page to provide you with deviantART Stockers to help you find your artistic resources for your artwork. If you know of a deviantART stock provider that isn't already here here, please send a NOTE to me with the link to what you'd like to see added. Please note: this is NOT a club!
(Stock Providers in Alphabetical Order: A - I)
0wow0stock0xox0 10grams-stock 10stock 123RamboStock 1337-1stock 13BlackSTOCK 212Stock 231205-stock 2omb13stock 3D-AryaAart-Stock 3DigitalStock 3DLadyinStocks 521stock 69StoC 6linepunkstock 9mm-stock
A-Elberethstock a-handy-stock a-weirdo-stox AA-STOCK absense-stock absurdus abuseofstock achatinastock Acheliah-stock Aconyte-Stock ACrazyCharade-Stock Adaae-stock AdharaBatul Aegean-Prince AerisblackStock Aezon-Stock affy-stock :devaffriad-s
RANDOMVEUS CHARACTER DESIGN CONTEST + extra infoRANDOMVEUS CHARACTER DESIGN CONTEST + extra info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
RandomVeus Character Design Contest!
Wanna see a character of your design in RandomVeus Vol.2?If so then this can be your chance.
The contest is simple.
You create a character that YOU could see as an employee of the '1 Dimensional Couriers' in the Veuniverse.
- Your character will join the 1 Dimensional Couriers crew. (They will appear in several scenes with speaking dialogue)
- Design credit for character.
- Your character will be featured at the receiving end of a delivery. (They ordered package, and 1DC is delivering it)
- Design credit for character.
1. One character per person (so make it count)
2. The character has to be created specifically for this contest (so no existing OC's will be accepted)
3. Full Colour if possible, any medium. Full body preferable.
4. Your submission doesn't have to look 'professional'. So long as the concept is clear and understandabl
and this is how you make a brush XDokay, so next week i will have actual video tuts of my own with audio showing some brush tips, but till then...and this is how you make a brush XD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
MY WIFE HAS HAD TUTORIALS ON THAT FOR OVER A YEAR AGOOOOOO!!!!
but googling how to make brushes in photoshop is soo tiresome ...
so, here is where you find her video containing that stuff
and here is a folder full of here tuts on brushes and other stuff
look through all of it if you want to learn some neat stuff.
then after actually trying some of it out, you will understand better how i do my stuff.
and then next week you will hear my charming lovely voice ranting about photoshoppin XD
should be fun, and seriously, my voice is ooh so sexy XDXDXDXDXD... with a slight hard r russianish accent XD
you know hov ve keep varm in croatia.... ve play...hm... diablo XD
Commission infoOUTDATED AS OF 12/9/2014Commission info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I may cancel your order anytime before your payment, for whatever reasons
My prices are pretty high due to our crippling economy and the terrible exchange rates. I accept USD, GDP and EURO
Please send payment via sending to friends/family @ Paypal
All commissions are transparent bg
Please note me to commission!
Please give me time~
Finished commissions are for personal use only
I do not work "first come first serve"
Please note me with:
-What type of commission (chibi, glow, full render drawing..)
-The size of the commission (headshot, bust, etc..)
-Image references of your character or a simple description - please dont link me to a million of random pictures as references.
-Any type of information concerning background, personality, age - but please keep it brief!
Just Tell the Fucking StoryOkay, so I saw this journal that contained a number of tips, including a detailed section on 'show don't tell,' and I had an epiphany. There was an 'Oh' and everything so you know it's legit.Just Tell the Fucking Story2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
For a while now I have wondered why amateur writers write the most mind-numbingly long descriptions that I could not care about even a little (yes, my attention span is short, why'd you think I put in so many GIFs? but anyway, I'm a bit atypical there). I mean, I don't want the 'flames of burning searing pain of the aching broken heart' all up in my grill. I'd genuinely prefer a 'he hated her after the break up.' That's all I need to know about that? Good. Move on.
And that's the 'oh' moment: when people tell you to show not tell, they always fail to mention 'pacing.'
Look, there are times when it's best to convey a mood. His trembling fingers reach for the full glass, her voice an angry buzz in the back of his mind--I'd consider that a reasonable establishing shot. But if you're halfway t
iPrison by ApplePrint ad campaign by Felipe Luchi for Go Outside Magazine. (via devidsketchbook)iPrison by Apple2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How to Become a WriterNeed help on writing? Take a look what I found on "How to Become a Writer"How to Become a Writer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(This is not my words)
1. Consider all of the options. Not everyone can create a blockbuster novel. Anyone with passion might be able to earn a living from writing. Copy-writing is probably the highest paid skill on the Internet. Article writing is in great demand for providing content for websites. Creative writers are in demand to bid for projects every day. So the first step in how to become a writer is to research all of the options.
2. Plan using logic and desire. Write the way you want, but decide whether or not you want to rely on the income from your writing. Not having a regular job will allow you to focus on your writing, but it's very unlikely that you'll be able to depend on it for at least a few years.Then you might get bored.
3. Think about what you want to write, instead of what you want to get from writing. You won't get anywhere if all you're after is money.
4. Be prepared to work odd hours -- y
Litestep on Windows 7UPDATE(9/11/2011): lsdev.org is currently down which is a major bummer because it is a huge resource for the litestep community. from what i've read some kind folks are trying to find a new home for lsdev but i'm not really in contact with anyone so i don't know anything for certain, just what i read online. if you happen to be a new litestep user you picked a somewhat bad time to get into it =/Litestep on Windows 75 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: this tutorial has gotten a lot of attention since i posted it 2 years ago.. so i decided to update the information, add information and even a nice video tutorial by andredk which is a little long, but very detailed. i updated the old journal and submitted a new one for good measure
installing litestep is not a big deal. it has dependencies like any other application, and without them it will error. assuming your system meets all the requirements right now you can stop reading this and install liteste
PracticeBy now everybody already knows that becoming a good artist doesn't come from talent alone. On contrary; talent is a myth. Like the famous quote goes: "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration". Meaning so much that even with a good idea and a bright mind, you still have to work your ass off in order to achieve something. While this makes mad skills available for basically everybody, I still hear many people complain about practice being a rather boring thing, or about them practicing a lot but still getting nowhere.Practice4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So I thought; Oh well... Why no article about practice?
Conscious vs unconscious practice
First of all lets divide practice in roughly two types. You have the conscious type of practice. This is the kind of practice in which you're sitting down and thinking to yourself "Hell yeah! I'm gonna draw some <subject> today to get better at this!". And then there's the unconscious type of practice. The type of practice that is often more playful an
Send me Sci-fi/Space Art DD SuggestionsPlease help spread the word by adding this Blog to your FavsSend me Sci-fi/Space Art DD Suggestions3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I have just recently received the opportunity to become the "Science Fiction and Space Art" Community Volunteer Gallery Moderator here on deviantART.
I am looking for "Science Fiction and Space Art" deviations to feature as Daily Deviations, and you can help.
If you know of any submissions that you think should gain more exposure and be Featured as a Daily Deviation,
and they are "Science Fiction and/or Space Art"related, send me a DD Suggestion via note.
I have info on my front page regarding how to suggest a DD if you have any questions.
I would prefer suggestions for artists that have less exposure and little to no previous DD's,
but I am not against awarding a Daily Deviation to worthy art from a more well known and decorated artist.
I simply want to try to focus on putting a spotlight on lesser known artists that have amazing art to share, so that their work ma
Timing fucking matters.Time does a lot of things, it makes you older, it gets you to places, it never stops going forward. However you control when and how you use it!Timing fucking matters.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone makes choices on a daily bases, most of them are actually done with your auto-pilot function out of habit.
Most people usually sit in the same spot on the couch, chooses what to wear based on previously made combinations and so on, unless they consciously become aware of their action and might decide it's time for a change. It can be a small thing that makes people aware of their options
You can count that pretty much every person out there works like this and YOU often depend on THEIR choices.
My point of this journal is saying: Use this in your advantage!
Time can be compared to a diet. Eating to much bad stuff will make you unhealthy and feel bad, while eating healthy things will keep you going and feel good. So time can either make you feel stuck in one place, maybe even going backwards (ageing already does that for you) or
Lightly amused by the DA porn sinners....So I regularly browse the artistic nude category. I do this not to police or discriminate, but because I enjoy looking at artistic nudes and collecting them in my favourites. However I also tend to report those users who take the piss by disregarding the rules and terms of service of the website.Lightly amused by the DA porn sinners....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I regularly leave a polite notice on those deviations that feature erect penises, spread vaginas, spread arses etc. The comment is usually something like :
"Please review the following regarding explicit and pornographic images :faq565:"
I think most people would agree that this is not aggressive, not patronising, not insulting and not demeaning.
However, I do get the odd user who will message me back with foul, abusive and insulting profanity. Their underlying message is that they are in the right and I am in the wrong. It doesn't matter about DA's policies regarding sexually explicit photography, they are always right because DA is wrong (and therefore by extension I am too). "Art is spontan
The International Cheetah Day Challenge!The International Cheetah Day Challenge!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
International Cheetah Day is here!!!
Using Art to Save a Species!
Welcome to the International Cheetah Day Challenge! What is this challenge, you ask? Well...
The International Cheetah Day Challenge (ICDC) is the day when you, supporters of saving the endangered cheet
Tomb Raider Reborn Semi-FinalistsIn the Tomb Raider Reborn contest, we challenged you to bring the new Lara Croft to life, based on the trailer and asset pack. We saw amazing renditions of this fierce survivor, showcasing Lara's inherent resourcefulness and intuition. The competition was stiff, but our judges narrowed it down to the top 25. These will now be sent to Square Enix's Senior Art Director Brian Horton to choose the final three Winners. Congratulations to the top 25 Semi-Finalists below!Tomb Raider Reborn Semi-Finalists2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
A Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Wireless Controller
3-Month Premium Membership
2,000 deviantART Points
Read Contest ArticleRead Official Rules