THE CONCEPTUAL ENVIRONMENT-ART CHALLENGE LISTI couldn't find a list of random environments out there for art challenge. I desperately need to work on my speed-painting and concept art, and challenge my comfort zones. So I made a list of random places. Some were ideas for a RP forum I frequent, others were suggestions from friends, but most were just.. random ideas I tossed around. There are one or two I've done as a result of last semester's conceptual illustration class, but since I want to share this list, I might as well include it. Without further ado, I present you the 50 Environmental-Art challenge!THE CONCEPTUAL ENVIRONMENT-ART CHALLENGE LIST1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Castle in the sky
2. Underwater forest with river
3. Ice forest
4. Futuristic city
5. Village atop giant trees
6. Lava town
7. Platform islands
8. Waterfall caverns
9. Temple on a high mountain
10. Thunderstorm outside
11. Wheat field
13. Desert Oasis
14. Plantation on rolling hills
15. Steampunk city
16. Cotton Candy sky
17. Ruined village
18. Towering gates
19. Underground temple
20. Dragon city
21. Giant Turtle Is
OC Design Contest, Title Contest, and GiveawayEDIT: I've recieved 6 entries so far. Just need 4 more entries or else the contest gets cancelled. Remeber the deadline is December 31st, 2012. Fav the journal even if you don't join to spread the word and be qualified for the giveaway.OC Design Contest, Title Contest, and Giveaway1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A friendly reminder. Only about another month left until all these closed, but no entries in my first contest. If there aren't 10 entries, it'll be cancelled. Even if you're not planning to join, faving this journal entry so others can see it will be a great help. In fact, to enter my giveaway you just fave my journal so why not do it anyway.
Hey guys. So I have a couple things I want to get done so I'm holding two contests and a giveaway. Hopefully you could tell from the title. If not, now you know.
OC Design Contest:
For those who have been following my stories, particularly my long ones, there's a certain character I would love help designing. It's David, my dear A.I., from my unfortunately named nov
How did I made that helmet!check the process here: http://hi.baidu.com/protoss0083/blog/item/3bfccbfd6683ae65d6887db7.htmlHow did I made that helmet!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
tons of photos... hope you guys like it （· v · ）
Art Contest (OVER)WELCOME TO THE MAIN INFO PAGE FOR baark's CELESTIAL PANTHEON ART CONTEST!Art Contest (OVER)2 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
Thank you for.... PLZ |PlzCatalogThis is official PlzCatalog group's PLZ listing. Visit our page to find more lists.Thank you for.... PLZ |PlzCatalog2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Vampire CollegeThe other day, my dad handed me a printout of an article from a conservative website about going to college. Dad does this from time to time, I think because he suspects I'm a filthy liberal, and wants to send a few shots across the bow to see if I fire back. I usually don't, because I've been through enough warfare to have a better idea of when to pick my battles.Vampire College1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well, I won't reference the article directly, but the gist of it was that college is a bit of a costly venture that doesn't always yield the results it promises for the price of admission, and may actually do more harm than good. (High schoolers, meditate on that for a minute, please)
Now, the article itself sort of descended into a screed about how colleges just crank out liberals anyway, and liberals tend to vote Democrat, and we should just bust the whole thing up because dear God, we need conservative voters or they'll have a WOMAN in the White House next...
...Which is unfortunate, because "liberal conspiracy" aside, I
Devious Journal EntryTwinkle twinkle little star,Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
how i wonder what you are,
YOU JUST SAID IT'S A FUCKING STAR!! YOU STUPID CUNT!!
forgive me for wasting your time reading this useless post, stress at work >.
Character Creation Contest (Closed)Character Creation Contest (Closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Update: Deadline is almost here!! Get your entries in as soon as possible Oh and I'm sorry for being a dunce for not giving out a specific time :iconlazycryplz:
Anyways, time should be April 12, 11:59 PM Pacific Time (PST).
Update 2: Yo everyone, there is a possibility of me extending the deadline by one day. Emphasis on possibility. I'll let you know as soon as possible. Update 3: I'm extending the deadline to one more day. You have until April 13, 11:59 PM Pacific Time (PST) to send me your entries. Good luck and have fun
Well I'm closing this off now my friends. It has been passed the deadline so it's a bit of a shame Thanks for everyone that participate. :iconlazywaveplz:
Hello, Hello, Fellow Deviants! As I said in the previous journal, I will provide you with information concerning the contest. Kermit the frog will tell you what's going on. Take it Kermi
My Message To YouI'm going to be 100 percent honest with you.My Message To You2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well I had a lot of thoughts lately on this and I'm going to have a little heart-to-heart with beginning artists and those who are new to signature making and starting out with GIMP, Photoshop, and other related programs...
However you start for whatever reason affects your views and how you're going to start out. Why did I start out? Well I saw some art online; your generic 'signature' and I was pretty intrigued. I asked around how people did that and I was directed into getting the program GIMP.
It's a photo manipulation program just like Photoshop, but its free and more simple. The first thing I did was look up a video tutorial on a signature. I joined a couple forums excited to post my first signature and was surprised with the comments.
*NOTE*: This was NOT on a graphics forum. Comments and critique can vary from forum to forum. And this isn't me being conceited or throwing out there to expect great feedback when posting work.
I had a l
raffleeee - Closed1111 Raffleraffleeee - Closed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations MistressApocalypse! :iconflowerdanceplz:
A digital waist-up sketch of an OC of your choice
I know those are full body but shhh it's a new style and there's not a lot of examples yet
Raffle closes on Friday 12th at Midnight GMT: Good Luck!
1000 winners: MinnaSD Copperfrost
1111 winner: MistressApocalypse
Next raffle at 1234 watchers
Cool, Check These Pokemon OutStuff I SayCool, Check These Pokemon Out1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is very heart warming to see other artists inspired by my works. The greatest compliment is to see someone else mimic you and that certainly holds true. If I missed any one's piece inspired by me, just leave a link to it in the comments and I'll throw it up here. Check these out.
Find Me Elsewhere
New Year's Surprise for All Members!Hello fellow Groupies! The year is coming to a close and with that, we would like to celebrate the new year of 2013 with a lovely surprise for you all! The group has dedicated lots of time and effort to make this possible for you.New Year's Surprise for All Members!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Has your fandom for Lara and her games just drove you crazy sometimes? Have you wanted to find more pictures to favorite, comment on and gawk at for hours on end? Well, you can do that now. The group's staff has worked very hard (and still is) to put a collection of Tomb Raider work that many of you miss because of different factors. Whether a fellow deviant put a picture up of Lara ages ago and then left the site for their own reasons, or for work that has been forgotten from moved accounts. Whatever the case may be, you can now find it in Tomb-Raider-Groupies' Archive.
We are still adding
Contest: Christmas Art *END*Contest: Christmas Art *END*3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
EDIT: Thank you for those who participated and to those who were able to draw. Those who made the drawings,will get an enlarged amount of points since not everyone was able to give entries.
Gifting of points will start now and Merry Christmas.
WELCOME to my christmas art contest~
Anyone can enter this contest and ANYONE that enters will receive points for their entries.
Im thinking on accepting only till 30 people entries wich gives 165 points per person.
Also, ONE entrie per person. You can do group art * as many oc's you'de like to draw in one entrie*
Time Limit: Until 23/24th December. ( yes, i'll still be accepting entries in 24th December untill 11pm of portugal time zone )
Objective: Draw a christmas scene where one of my OC's IS included. You can draw whoever you want with them,your OC's, Anime characters,whatever, just make sure one of my OC's are
Ethereal Artbook Contest:iconrinaswan: มีข่าวการประกวดที่น่าสนใจมาฝากค่ะEthereal Artbook Contest10 months ago in Personal More Like This
การประกวดภาพวาด 2D เพื่อตีพิมพ์ในหนังสือ เพื่อหาทุนช่วยเหลือผู้ป่วยโรคมะเร็ง
รายได้สมทบทุนมูลนิธิ Redkite ประเทศออสเตรเล
Online Figure Drawing AidsIf you're like me, you might have gotten lazy when it comes to practicing figure drawing. Sometimes it's difficult to find decent photos to reference, to do gestures or otherwise, so it's easy to do a couple drawings for practice then throw in the towel.Online Figure Drawing Aids2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, there are a number of sites out there that I've come across over the years that help with that sort of thing. They pull stock images and such from different sources and give you a randomizer and timer and other features, or show anatomical structures that you can manipulate. Below I'll list some of the ones I've come across that might help you. Some of them have the same images, so you can probably just pick a couple favorites.
An oldie but goodie. I've used this site for ages and it's only gotten better. On it you'll find 3D models of poses that you can rotate around, and they all show the musculature. You can browse the poses, or use the random viewer, or the timed v
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 #21 year 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
EDITED I: Contest on FantasyCreatorsEDIT: Make the rules clearer. The short story about the character should have about 10 lines.EDITED I: Contest on FantasyCreators2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We on :iconfantasycreators: are holding a contest:
CREATE A CHARACTER
Now it's again time to create a character. Show us your abillity to create a character with fix parameters. Choose one Parameter of each group:
Group One - Head:
a moon crescent on the forehead
[Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Purple] Group Two- Torso:
[Bullet; Black] big dragon tatoo
[Bullet; Black] purple butterfly or dragonfly wings
[Bullet; Black] lizard tail
[Bullet; Black] blue translucent silk
[Bullet; Black] barbarian skin painting in white and red
[Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Purple] Group Three- Arms:
[Bullet; Black] cl
SUMMER DRAGON CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCEDFINAL UPDATE 10/3/2012 - This will be my LAST update on this update-ridden journal. (Hooray!) I'm here to say that THE RESULTS ARE IN! See the winners right here!!SUMMER DRAGON CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is Connie signing out! - END FINAL UPDATE
UPDATE 10/2/2012 - Heigh ho, friends! Contraltissimo back from the dead here. Oy my gosh school.
*ahem* I'm here to let you all know that I HAVE COMPLETED JUDGING the entries, but that I will not be posting the results tonight, because it's über-late, and morning comes early, and I would rather put together something a bit more formal than I have time for right now. Expect results tomorrow.
To preemptively make up for the pins and needles this waiting may elicit, I have prepared
Another rant about art related things...Here comes another rant..Another rant about art related things...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is not mean to specific people and the artists I name are awesome This is actually mostly towards artlovers and aspiring artists from online communities..
Artists use tricks called, lighting, brush technique, color pallets etc. these tricks are NOT owned by them! I'm not giving people a free pass to copy other artists 1 on 1. but don't be afraid to get inspired and use the same brush technique color pallet or composition etc.
Please do paint portraits, back-lighting and fan art. (It's not copywritten by Dave Rapoza.)
Please do paint mountains and sci-fi scenes. (they are not copywritten by Feng Zhu.)
Please do paint with a rough and brushy technique. (It is not copywritten by Craig Mullins.)
Please work with custom shapes. (It is not copywritten by Sparth.)
Please paint sideviews of epic battle scenes, including monsters. (It is not copywritten by Kekai Kotaki.)
Please paint Humans, animals, nature. (It is not copywritten by ArtGod.)
So please by the l
PE: Background tutorials The Background tutorials you shouldn't missPE: Background tutorials7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello again my dear readers! Today I would like to share some tutorials with you! During the 6 years I've been on deviantART, I've gathered many useful tutorials that have deeply helped me along the way. I want to share some of these with you, in hopes that reading them will inspire you to start painting some beatiful sceneries to spice up your works!
These are not the only tutorials on deviantART, it's just a selection of the ones that I've found more useful in my artistic development. If you know of any other impressive tutorial that you think should be listed here, share it in the comment section and I'll include it to the list!
DRAWING GRASS AND TREES
4000 Points Rewards ( February,March 2013 )Hello!4000 Points Rewards ( February,March 2013 )1 year ago in Personal More Like This
February And March Winners .
This Time , we will give 4000 Points Reward .
Please :fav: this blog.
For your information , we saw all of the works, choose the best ones and moved them to " Best Of " Folder and Gave them Rewards .
Also we started giving members Randomly Rewards .http://all-world-works.deviantart.com/art/Randomly-Rewards-Start-up-359660767
Please read the whole journal , if you are one of our winners , just comment here .
To every one of our Winners: Please change your Work information , and add that your work got Rewards from our group and also add our Blog Link .
Every work gets 10 points Reward .
For seeing List of Winners open this : http://spra1993.deviantart.com/journal/4000-Points-Rewards-362934582
TutorialsThis is just for everyone who asked about tutorials or for some advice.Tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm in no position to teach anybody and suck at explaining things anyway, so it's probably better to point you at some other sources.
for example, if you don't already know it: http://www.youtube.com/user/FZDSCHOOL
the youtube channel of Feng Zhu, who's submitting videos done in front of his students and also explains some of the techniques.
idrawgirls blog: http://idrawgirls.blogspot.com/
and the ctrlpaint website: http://www.ctrlpaint.com/
IFX magazine's youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ImagineFX
Digital Painting Video Blog with Bobby Chiu: http://www.youtube.com/user/digitalbobert
Digital-Tutors (3D): http://www.youtube.com/user/DigitalTutors
Noah's Art Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/noahbradley/videos
plaidklaus (3D): http://www.youtube.com/user/plaidklaus
Unbelieveable!Look:Unbelieveable!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
© art by Stanislaw Zoladz
And this IS watercolor painting. 100% watercolor. Kthnxbye.
I've been a lot in traditional art society, and just... I spotted this artwork. No, at the first it was a photograph for me. For really long time I wasn't interested to take a look deeper at that common photograph until I got bothered by loads of people to take a peek on it.
That really knocked me out from chair, is not the fact it's 100% painting but it's watercolor. I've seen 100% photo looking a like acrylics, oils and really mixed medium ways of paintings but... watercolor alone? And that's from simple watercolor "squares" palette.
I'm not really fan of photo-realistic paintings, I do love real life paintings with very artistic touch and with it's own original style... but for this one I have lots of "wow" for this artist to master watercolor on insane level of skill by using simple techni
Join us for a gallery show in London!We'll be hosting a deviantART Print Gallery featuring work by deviants from all over the United Kingdom. Come support your peers!Join us for a gallery show in London!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Posted on June 21, 2012
Gallery Show in London, England!
We'll be hosting a deviantART Print Gallery featuring work by deviants from all over the United Kingdom. Come support your peers!
The London EYE by *xMEGALOPOLISx
Our First Ever London Group Gallery!
100% of the artwork being showcased during