Top Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring IllustratorsI wrote this thing. If you want to repost it on your blog or journal, please credit me with: Article by illustrator Kristina Gehrmann - www. mondhase.deTop Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring Illustrators2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Selling yourself as a beginner
I found a prime example of this in a forum for artists seeking work. The thread title was „Starting-out artist looking for a chance",, and the thread told that the artist is „looking for a client for whom I may draw" and has „just graduated from art college".
We all were at this point once, but usually it takes too long to realize that „beginner" is the wrong mindset, even if you are one. Such statements sound like excuses and are guaranteed to weaken your position. Don't make excuses. Do not justify your work, and do not justify your prices. This is a tricky habit to acquire since we're not very confident by nature, but remember the image you wan
CA.Org/TAD Are Stealing Artist RoyaltiesMy name is Brad Rigney, I am an illustrator, some of you may be familiar with my art and also with my tutorial entitled "A Hostile Takeover" that Conceptart.org produced, distributed and later sold through Conceptart.org and The Art Department (TAD).CA.Org/TAD Are Stealing Artist Royalties1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First of all I want to thank those of you who have purchased my tutorial through legitimate means. Your support has been incredible, myself and my family can't thank you enough, the notes and letters I have received from many of you in regards to the tutorial have honestly been touching and inspirational - it's been an experience unlike anything I expected to find in this business.
It is that very experience which has prompted me to come forward and lay my cards on the table and finally expose what has been transpiring behind the facade that is being presented to you by these institutions, because you deserve to know the truth for your own financial and intellectual protection.
I've waited to come forward about it because I've wanted my mo
Tip of the Day: the StruggleLearn to enjoy the struggle. Our most memorable goals we achieve in our lives are always extra special because of the many hardships we had to endure before succeeding. Those memories will be some of your fondest when you're successful. So take sometime to live in the moment and enjoy the struggle before achieving bigger and better things.Tip of the Day: the Struggle2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Concept Artist Position!Hello my lovelies! Time for another one of those rare journal entries.Concept Artist Position!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm on the hunt for a Concept Artist to join the atomhawk ranks! The studio currently has an opening for an Intermediate to Senior concept artist role, and it's regularly us Concept Artist already working there that sniff out applicants. I myself surfaced from the DA community so it seems like a good place to start
I've worked at the studio for almost three years and I can assure you it's pretty rad. So, if you think you have what it takes, please pass on your work / portfolio / information! You can comment here, send me a note or email me at email@example.com
Again, the role is Intermediate / Senior, so if you're after an Intern or Junior role, now is not the time I'm afraid. But keep your eyes peeled.
A few T's & C's: "The job is full time and would involve relocation to Newcastle/Gateshead, UK. All applicants must be holders of UK or EU passp
Autumn Alliance Contest!All right, boys and girls, and variations thereof (woo Doctor Who reference.......note to self: don't type up contest blogs while hyper!)Autumn Alliance Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Yes, that's right I said CONTEST BLOG! :iconpanicatthediscoplz:
To try to make up for my most woeful absence of late (and also because it will be FUN) I have decided to hold a Lit-Visual-Alliance contest. Contests, actually. Rotating contests based upon the seasons.
What is the Alliance, you ask?
The Alliance is a project group intended to encourage visual and literary artists to work together. I've felt for some time that the dA Literature Community can at times be somewhat insular - to its detriment. We in the Lit Community are also sometimes prone to griping about the lack of exposure our work receives when compared to that of visual artists. So in the spirit of ^thorns brilliant
Chiu's your time wisely! Chiustream Wed Jan 16thChiu's your time wisely! Chiustream Wed Jan 16th2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone! We've got another session of Chiustream coming!
Tune into Schoolism.com by clicking on the newsletter image to go to the Chiustream link at 2pm ET on Wednesday Jan 16th, 2013. It's going to be a fun time, and be sure to follow along as he does a live demo and answers any questions that you might have. Get ready to punch laziness in the face!
Need references?Although drawing and painting "from life" is way much more effective and efficient than drawing from photos (I'll be writting a separate journal about this soon, no worries), you simply can't have a person to model for you every time you want to create something. And there are situations when you don't exactly know how to place that bloody hand or if the foot is drawn correctly. Similiar issues can happen with architecture, perspective... with everything you draw. Then, when you look for help, you may stumble upon Stock gallery and you find awesome things. Remember about crediting the used stock directly!Need references?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
POSES AND ANATOMY
Victorian house by skipsstockCarennac 02 - Old house by HermitCrabStockold house WV by Irie-StockOld House by VacantHaze
House 005 by Lelanie-StockStock - House in the Woods by GothicBohemianStockStrange Cone House 5 by FairieGoodMotherHouse by Tintz-stock
Female Blackbird 3311539 by StockProject1Rabbit 01 by 88-Lawstock:thumb11
Stop Overthinking ItWe're our own worst enemy.Stop Overthinking It2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our minds keep us from doing the things we want to do by telling us that we can't do them. That we don't know how or we're not qualified or we're going to fail.
Continue reading on my blog: http://www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/stop-overthinking-it/
A bit about social mediaThis video has been a hype on the internet over the past view days;A bit about social media3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's not the first time a similar message is send, and it's probably not the last time.
Over the years, I've seen many of those messages seen popping up on (how ironically) social media. And while the intention is good, I think the whole "quit social media" thing in general is a bit too one-sided. They don't realize that social media isn't just something we can stop over a day. It has become a collective mindset. A communication standard. Like phone calls and letters used to be our main form of communication in the 90's, social media now has become our standard for communication.
The matter is the same. It's just the medium that shifted.
I didn't have a Facebook account until late 2011, and I didn't have a smartphone until early 2012 (and that was only because my boss got me a new phone, and it happened to be smart). Yes, I was late. The reason for that? I absolutely hated the smartphone generation!
Razer Nostromo for Digital PaintingHey guys, I just wanted to share something that has GREATLY improved my digital painting setup.Razer Nostromo for Digital Painting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For several months now I have been using the Razer Nostromo, a keypad designed for games, specifically for digital painting. It lets me compact all my most-used hotkeys into an ergonomic gadget.
I would consider this a must-have tool for the serious digital painter. I can hardly work without it now.
It was about $50 on Amazon a while back. Apparently there is also a new model out, but it is much more pricey. I would probably stick with this one.
Note: this may not work for you if you are left-handed
ARTBOOK PHOTOS: Iain McCaig (IMAGE HEAVY)This week I finally got the book I had been dreaming of owning since its release - Shadowline.ARTBOOK PHOTOS: Iain McCaig (IMAGE HEAVY)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's not cheap - but its worth EVERY PENNY. http://insighteditions.com/product_info.php?products_id=71
These are the original images - the first images of his work that I ever saw. C:
The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A Pop Culture Interpretation of The Supernatural
Every culture around the world created gods and other mythical beings by mixing and matching fanged and taloned animal parts—e.g., enormous eagle heads on lions’ bodies—human beings have always seemed to need to believe there are powerful and usually quite vengeful supernatural beings lurking just beyond the candlelight.
Supernatural beings come to serve several purposes:
They kept people on the lighted path of truth and goodness, fearful of exploring beyond;
They were a reminder of the punishment we deser
TALENT IS EARNEDTalent is EarnedTALENT IS EARNED3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I get it. There are some people out there that do have some extreme capabilities right out of the womb, but this is targeted to those who are average joes, who think they can’t do things that a person with ‘Talent’ can.
Let’s start by defining the word ‘Talent’. According to dictionary.com it states
1. a special natural ability or aptitude: a talent for drawing.
2. a capacity for achievement or success; ability: young men of talent.
3. a talented person: The cast includes many of the theater’s major talents.
4. a group of persons with special ability: an exhibition of water colors by the local talent.
5. Movies and Television. professional actors collectively, especially star performers.
This definition, in my opinion, is misused when said to me. Because to me it implies that what I do, is specially natural to me and
Do you want to make your own 3D Anime models?Just trying to help the people that want to make stuff in 3d but are confused on where to start fromDo you want to make your own 3D Anime models?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
3d modeling program (Free) (Let me know if you know of anymore free modeling programs)
Please ._. TRY to make your OWN models from nothing if you pick Daz as your program of choice
Don't Have Photo Shop to texture your Models? (Free):
Tutorials to get you Started (Blender) (Free):
i recommend Looking at this one first:
Get started with blender
This seams to be most peoples problem with learning blender " Hot keys " so i put this new link in, this is old but should still help you. Blender Keyboa
Commissions InfoI get a lot of questions about the prices for my pictures and I decided to make more detailed price list, as I don't have much time to reply every letter about it.Commissions Info6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are basic prices. Depending on details of the picture, the price can be a bit higher or lower, so send me detailed description of what you want me to draw.
Price-list for Commissions:
B/w graphics with detailed background cost 120$ for one character.
Color graphic with simple background cost 140$ for one character.
Color graphic with detailed background cost 220$ for one character.
Headshot - digital painting cost 120$ for one character.
Digital painting with simple background cost 180$.
Secrets On How ToAlright I guess I'm gonna make another rant, and this one's been bugging me for the longest time. And I'm going to be as BLUNT as I will be and not sugar coat anything I'm about to say.Secrets On How To1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Often do I hear things like:
"what custom brushes do you use"
"how do you achieve this blur/ focus effect"
"how did you get the colors to go this way and that"
"what technique or computer program did you use"
What I rarely get asked for is:
"What did you study to be more efficient at drawing."
"What is an efficient way to study how to render certain types of materials"
"How do you practice proper lighting when painting?"
Guys I'm just gonna say it now, there's no shortcut to art. I work primarily in digital mediums now but I do have a solid foundation in traditional mediums. I didn't simply go out and buy a $400 tablet and instantly got to where I am today. I use custom brushes and special effects in my pieces, but they only take up less than 3% of the overall work. There's sti
Lunar Lotus Festival-Development BlogI'm going to use this journal as a sort of development blog to keep track of progress on my Lunar Lotus Festival Dating Sim game. Editing the artist' comments under the demo to reflect changes was becoming a bit tedious so hopefully this method will work better.Lunar Lotus Festival-Development Blog3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Demo and Promo Poster
ABOUT THE GAME
The goal of the game is to find Rhea a date to the Lunar Lotus Festival which is 30 days away. In order to do this you'll have to travel around the county talking to eligible bachelors and raising their affections for you. The higher their affections at the start of the festival, the better the ending you'll be able to achieve with them. Along the way you can participate in various tasks given to you by other characters such as going on fiend hunts, shopping, item quest and
On Art Schools + Art Style: A response to EndlingEndling posted this [click here] answer to a questioned by one of his followers on Tumblr.On Art Schools + Art Style: A response to Endling1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It pertains to how his art school and supporters treated/reacted to his particular art style in an academic and professional setting. Give that a read first then come back here.
I posted a response to it that I also wanted to share on my DeviantART. (If you're getting tired of me ranting about my experience at school, sorry, but this stuff means a LOT to me. I want to try to inform other people of what my time was like there so that if YOU go, you're all the wiser.) Response was as follows:
This is partially one of my problems with art schools at this point in time. They're ridiculously expensive, and because of the rapid change in art/media industry and culture, fall into generally one of these two categories:
1) They typically have instructors who are remnants of doing their bes
Bioware: "Don't call it Mass Effect 4"In a move meant either to start out early distinguishing between the Shepard Trilogy and whatever BW have planned next, or just because they didn't like how simple it was to refer to it as "ME4", Chris Priestly, long runing Bioware Community Manager, said in a forum statement:Bioware: "Don't call it Mass Effect 4"1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"To call the next game Mass Effect 4 or ME4 is doing it a disservice and seems to cause a lot of confusion here. We have already said that the Commander Shepard trilogy is over and that the next game will not feature him/her. That is the only detail you have on the game.
"I see people saying 'well, they'll have to pick a canon ending'. No, because the game does not have to come after. Or before. Or off to the side. Or with characters you know. Or yaddayaddayadda. Wherever, whenever, whoever, etc will all be revealed years down the road when we actually start talking about it.
"I do not call the game ME4 when I talk about it ever, because [sic] that makes people think of it more as 'what happens after Mass Effect
Is Reference Bad?I feel like I've addressed this before at some point, in some other journal, but I find myself either discussing this with people a lot, or coming across people who on their work proudly claim to have "used no reference."Is Reference Bad?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The biggest problem, and misconception, regarding references is that people feel like it's cheating or that it somehow cheapens their work. While I can understand the sense of accomplishment coming from using no reference to finish a painting or drawing, people who consistently do it are only hurting themselves in the long run. So in short, no, reference isn't bad.
Artists have been using reference since the days of the old masters. They would reference life, whether it be landscapes, objects on a table, or models standing in a studio. They would even reference their own sketches or other people's work in order create convincing paintings.
For some reason, a lot of people today seem to think that in order to be a good artist, they have to be able to do things without
The Resource Roundup #4The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #42 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This issue is all about stock photography featuring models. What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!
• A different stock photo theme
• Crafts you can make at home
• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards…oh my!
• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)
• Or, suggest another topic!
Armour ConceptsI have just been asked to work on some Live Role Playing leather armour designs. I am excited to see one of my drawings as a fully realised piece of kit that I can wear! You can read more about it on my blog http://ralphhorsley.blogspot.com/2011/10/armour-concepting.htmlArmour Concepts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can also check out my scrapbook, where I have uploaded the sketches.
Otto the Steampunk OctopusI mean, with a title like that, how can you not get excited?Otto the Steampunk Octopus2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Brian Kesinger's already made his mark in the animation world while working for Disney, but he's breaking out of that mold with a story of his own, revolving around an unlikely couple, Victoria and her fabulous pet octopus, Otto, following their daily adventures. They're downright adorable. Brian's work has always impressed me, and this project is no exception.
I can't really articulate my love for these characters... they're so charming, and portrayed in Brian's fresh take on a classic style, I don't know what's not to love - and I just can't wait for his book to come out! So if you haven't already, head over to his page and check out more of his work!