Faun ContestContest hosting by :iconeledhwen-stock: Check out to the official blog contest here:Faun Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi there ,
I really adore hosting contests ... Your last works was so stunning and wonderful, and it would be a pleasure for me to see you participate again ! :iconpinkballoonplz:
~ Deadline: October 1st, 2012 ~
You must use one of the stock above, and don't cut the head to add it on another body/don't cute the head and add to the body another head.
You can create a traditional drawing, a digital one, or a photomanipulation.
1 entry per member.
Before you throw that pity party read thisBeing in touch with your weaknesses is important in order to grow as an artist, but are you so hung up on what you can’t do well that it’s holding you back? I'm not talking about the intermittent (or frequent) attacks of complete blockage, or even lack of inspiration, but full out pity parties.Before you throw that pity party read this3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve seen far too many people on dA who post exercise after exercise, writing in the artist comments that once again they’ve failed, they’ve read hundreds of books, studied the masters for so many years, and they still cannot draw a photorealist rending of a man’s head. First of all let me say that I highly respect “self taught” artists and I’m not discouraging anyone who chooses (or must) go that route. However, setting realistic goals and finding your niche is extremely important. Let me say this: not everyone will be able to paint like a Baroque period artist! But that doesn't mean you can't be a painter, it just means
My christmas messageMy dear friends,My christmas message3 years ago in Personal More Like This
tomorrow I'll be celebrating christmas with my family and girlfriend (here in Germany, we're celebrating in the evening of the 24th) and before I take my leave, I want to wish all of you, your loved ones, your friends, your families and everyone dear to you the most wonderful christmas ever! Please enjoy your holidays, don't worry about a thing, be happy and be together!
I'll be telling you about my christmas and everything on my tumblr, as every year.
The world is a great place and I love christmas because it brings us all closer together. I'm thinking of everyone of you right now, I want to thank you for your support and kindness and I wish you a truly happy time from all my heart.
Be happy. You deserve it.
All the best and more to you,
NanjoKoji and Ravenic
1000 Watcher ContestOkay, deadline's been reached and all entries are there.1000 Watcher Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sorry for being late (had things on my mind), but I'll be announcing the results soon. <3 Thank you to all that participated!
Check out the Contest Entry folder in my favourites ;D
Now, we're not doing a livestream. No.
I'm officially hosting a CONTEST.
Remember Dream Mist? In part 26, it was said that there was no success in visualising Pokemon's dreams Now, what if you could see? What if you could look into the dreams of the Pokemon?
Illustrate or write out your version of a Pokemon's dream!
Basically: Think of a dream of a Pokemon within IBAW-Verse. Any team Pokemon and even dead Pokemon are allowed. Written entries are allowed.
A list of valid Pokemon: Champ, Pichie, Suchi, Nuria, Boffet, Veera, Naub, Divec Meya, Leon, Jo - but any others are also fine. As long as it's a Pokemon that specifically appeared in IBAW.
I actually don't want too much cr
Japanese 101Konnichiwa Minna san! Watashi wa baka desu! Watashi no shumi wa e wo kaku koto desu! Yoroshiku onegaishimasu! （＾Ｏ＾☆♪Japanese 1013 years ago in Personal More Like This
So okay some of you got jellin of my fine japanese language desu ne.
I thought of why not teach my lovely watchers speak japanese?
Okay let's start with the simple one. If you want your sentence to sound like japanese you need to put 'desu' at the end of each sentences. Now before we start using 'desu' let me tell you first what it means. It would be stupid if you're using the word that you don't know right? Okay the word 'desu' comes from the latin word 'Canius Femina' meaning bitch. For example I love you desu (I love you bitch).. Tehehe kidding aside. Okay the meaning of 'desu' is really hard to explain but basically it's a polite modifier or it can also mean " It is ", "Those are" , or "I am." or whatever.
Now that you know the word desu let's use it in a sentence.
Fuck you desu. V(=^･ω･^= )v
OCT 101 (2012) EDITDisclaimer: this is not a personal attack against any OCT's, oct admins, or conduct of oct admin teams in general. These are observations, thoughts, and tips that I felt should be taken into consideration when one decides they want to run an OCT in hopes that it makes things a little easier for people.OCT 101 (2012) EDIT3 years ago in Personal More Like This
FURTHER DISCLAIMER: every oct is different, someone doing things differently from the norm is not bad. These are all merely tools and guidelines meant to help. I've heard a lot about personal attacks being made using both my posts about OCT's as a way of bullying and pushing around the admins of other Tournament groups, and I do not condone it in the slightest. I'd like to apologize for anyone that has had that done to them.
For those who need more information!
"What is an OCT? An OCT, or 'original comic tournament'/'original character tournament' is a sort of contest in which an artist enters a character.
That character is paired off against another artist's charact
Art FearTLDR: You have to give yourself permission to suck.Art Fear3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just wrote up a new blog post about the Pokemon stuff I've been doing and grappling with paralyzing art-fear:
I'll probably post some of the pokemans around here soon!
Two new videos! Photoshop's 'Blend if' feature!Hey everyone, I made a couple of new tutorials that are now up on YouTube! They explain Photoshop's "Blend If" sliders and why you should be using them if you aren't already. They're kind of a hidden feature, but they'll make your life a million times easier. Enjoy!Two new videos! Photoshop's 'Blend if' feature!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Commissions InfoLAST UPDATED: 17 May 2012Commissions Info4 years ago in Personal More Like This
All my information on commissions in one convenient place!
For 25, I will make a stamp of your choosing.
What is a stamp?
A stamp is a small, usually animated, .gif image that premium members can use to display their interests, loyalties, or self-promote!
What options do I have for the stamp you make for me?
The sky's the limit! The stamp or icon I make for you can be about anything. I only ask that it not be too vulgar (asking for curse words is okay), no nudity, and nothing involving hate. But I think that's fairly reasonable, don't you?
Other than that, your stamp/icon can have images, text, or both! You can request transitioning effects, specific colors or fonts, whatever you'd like -- my goal is to give you the stamp of your dreams! Of course, I'll let you know that if what you're asking is beyond my skill level, but I've yet to encounter something like that (and I'm always up for learning).
?Como hacer un Utau?Hola mis chamacos Lationamerianos, hoy a quien este interesado le enseño a hacer un UTAUloid :iconimhappyplz: primero que todo eduquense... para saber que es un utauloid/utau deben de saber que es vocaloid asi que les dejo al querido y amado Wiki Lool.?Como hacer un Utau?5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Despues de educarse y leer e aqui las reglas para tener un Utau aceptable:
-Intenta que su diseño sea original y unico [No queremos dos Mikus en el mundo y mucho menos una marysue o garystu]
-NUNCA tomes la voz de otro utau sin permiso, pues esa persona se mató haciedo su propio utau ¿por que tu no? eso se llama robar =/
-No uses la voz de un actor, personaje de anime, etc, tambien seria robo de voz, y no queremos meter en problemas al la creadora del programa AMEYA/AYAME
-Cuando utilizes un UST ó VSQ para hacer un utau mencionar al creador de tal
Bien ahora vamos con lo que es la descarga del programa, YO PERSONALMENTE sugiero que descargen el zip y el programa para
Dingo's MiracleWe won his life....!Dingo's Miracle2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is follow up from: http://exileden.deviantart.com/journal/Ready-for-the-Rainbow-Bridge-376646378 and http://exileden.deviantart.com/journal/Update-377049534
I know! I've been away from DA and other online source due to that I've took care of my real life completely, I've been absent from art and I will try to reply most of notes on dA... but firstly, let me share with my happiest news that I bear with me. As a following update about Dingo's situation. I know, some of you may think by that time he could be on the rainbow bridge... he really could be gone, I could be utmostly depressed and even wouldn't be able to continue my health therapies. Who knows! But life really can surprise us...
As you see, he is still with us. I've been enjoying every single day with him!
Do you remember my last journal update about our Dingo? On that day when I updated, whil
The Ten Percent RuleIf you are working on a completely shaded drawing, or a finished art work, you may wish to follow the the ten per cent rule, which runs as follows: Make roughly ten per cent of your shaded areas black or near-black, and roughly ten percent white or near-white, with the rest of the artwork composed of a range of middle tones. This rule follows my deeper art philosophy that "beauty is in the middle tone." All areas of tonality must also follow the rule of balanced composition. I'm just formulating this rule now, but it seems that many high quality masterpieces, such as finished oil paintings and the best drawings, follow it to some extent. (not always, but many, I think.) For example, here's a typical masterpiece, a piece of art by Degas: http://penonpointe.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/edgar-degas-the-rehearsal.jpg I think you can very clearly see the ten per cent rule in effect here.The Ten Percent Rule3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The challenge is to my self (isn't it always?) to follow the rule and apply it to my best fully shaded ar
3000 Watcher GiveawaySo I've reached over 3000 watchers and I'll be doing the drawing for my giveaway tomorrow. If you watched me after 3000, you will not be eligible for this giveaway. Don't worry - there will be more in the future!3000 Watcher Giveaway3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. A random watcher will be drawn via random.org. Watchers at and under 3000 will be eligible only.
2. The winner will receive their choice of a custom food in 1:12 scale.
3. The watcher drawn has three days to contact me once their name has been announced. If you do not get back in touch with me, you will forfeit our prize and another person will be drawn.
4. If you win and are under 18, please double check with your parents if you can give me your shipping address, since I will send you your item via the post. If you cannot give your address, tell me ASAP so i can draw another name.
5. By accepting the prize,the winner agrees to not resell the received item.
6. The prize will take at least a week to complete, as it will be made from scratch.
Thanks to all my watcher
If you don't accept criticism, you won't improveThis statement is, to be blunt, incredibly stupid. I see it repeated around DevianART and, as bad as it is hearing it from the general public, I have to laugh uproarously when I see it coming from an artist. I usually try to be more diplomatic, but sometimes my inner Snape just can't be contained.If you don't accept criticism, you won't improve4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the reality of the situation. A person who is building a set of skills can improve without feedback of any kind. Through trial and error, a human being can identify their own mistakes and, with honest work, rectify those mistakes. To say that this is not possible is so counter to reality as to be absurd. I could give thousands of examples but I'll just say this: if it were not for an individual's ability to invent skills from within themselves we would have absolutely no skills to pass on to other people.
Is this a good reason to reject any kind of negative criticism or criticism in general? Does this mean that criticism is useless? Absolutely not. This
Gallery DirectoryPerhaps useful from the start, but better late than never.Gallery Directory3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a "map" of the group's gallery and it's folders, as well as a description of what goes in each folder. Will be updated as more folders are added to the group.
If a folder claims to allow members to submit to it but you find that you can't, please let us know!
For general Sixfold related things and information. Not open for members. On occasion member's art will be featured there, if it is basic Sixfold related, such as a dA stamp. Round flashes will also be featured here.
Apps for the admin NPCs, such as leaders, assistants, and other plot-driving NPCs. Not open for members.
Artwork: art of the admin npcs drawn by the admins. Not open for members.
Additional clothing: clothing references and other outfits for the admin NPCs.
Other Information: any other information regardin
Common Misconceptions: Traditional ArtFirst of all, hello! It's been almost a year since I contributed a blog post to this lovely group so I want to say hi I'm back folks! I have a lot of artsy things to share with you all that I've learned (and am still learning) so hang on tight! While I was thinking what to write as my first topic, I decided to kind of go back to the beginning as far as our thinking as artists goes in the creation process. I've come up with a short series called "Common Misconceptions" just to debunk some myths and misguided trends that are so often part of what we experience as we grow. This first "Common Misconceptions" topic will focus on traditional art.Common Misconceptions: Traditional Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Traditional is better than digital because it takes more talent and skill
WRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONG. Did I say that was wrong, I'll say it again for emphasis WRONG! Like all mediums, digital art is simply different than traditional art in the same way photography is different than fi
pushing yourself and/or arm pains PLEASE READpushing yourself and/or arm pains PLEASE READ9 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is a journal to warn people and make them aware of what happens when they push themselves
and/or have arm,wrist or shoulder pains from drawing, or using the computer ,and ignore the pain.
PLEASE read this or spread this journal, or share it with someone who does or has this.
It worries me deeply that some people do not know this
I re-posted this because I think it is extremely important people are always aware of this.
What it is:
One year ago i got a condition called RSI
or 'Repetitive strain injury'.
and it has returned again.
You might have heard of it and thought, meh.
Maybe this is the first time you hear it, maybe you
are already cautious.
And maybe you already have it.
This RSI is a SERIOUS condition which takes months to years to heal,
And it is caused by repeating certain movements like, mouse movements,
drawing with a pencil, and of course a lot of things that don't apply for
(Belated) Judging Criteria PostHello,(Belated) Judging Criteria Post3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This journal has been a long time coming and for that, we sincerely apologise. There are mitigating factors for this delay but, at the end of the day, they are excuses. So without wasting any more time, let's lay out our judging criteria for those who wished to know!
Our judging is separated into two sections; Effort, and Storytelling. Effort is graded out of 5, while Storytelling is graded out of 10.
Here is the in-depth requirements for grades in Effort:
5/5- The artist’s entry has demonstrated an absolute amount of effort based on their skill level.
4/5- The artist’s entry has demonstrated a great amount of effort based on their skill level.
3/5- The artist’s entry has demonstrated an adequate amount of effort based on their skill level.
2/5- the artist’s entry has somewhat demonstrated an amount of effort based on their skill level.
1/5- The artist
Confessions - Learn from MeOkay, I'll be trying to make this simple. To explain the latest journal, and to share an experience that might help others that are in the same boat as me.Confessions - Learn from Me3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First things first: The original problem.
Ever since age 10-11 i've developed a very abstract way to see things. I've started thinking more and more how it would've been, If I could control the world. If I could be anything.
Create my worlds, live my worlds, die many times but keep the experiences before.
Rebirthing myself in another body with the experience I have now: I would be great. Phenomenal. I could fix my past mistakes.
And be so much more. Live so much more. Without fearing consequences. The world itself would be my playground.
It has fascinated me since, greatly. ( Monochrome is the artistic embodiment of this abstract emotion and thought.)
It has also been the fuel to my (soon to be developed) depression and suicidal thoughts.
I hate not having control. I hate having to feel bad, when I thought that by dying I would esca
1000 Watcher Give Away*I've hit 1000 watchers! Thank you so much all! <3 I will choose a name for the winner tonight. Make sure you check back here around 7:00pm eastern and see if you've won. :3 I'll send a note to the winner as well.*1000 Watcher Give Away3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I'm almost at 1000 watchers (hooooooow), and I wanted to do another give away! Here are the details:
1. Anyone watching me before or at 1000 watchers is automatically entered into the contest. No watchers after 1000 will be counted.
2. A winner will be randomly drawn using the random number generator on random.org.
3 The winner will receive a prep board of a food of their choice.
1000 watchers is insane, so I wanted to offer an awesome prize for this one. \o/
You guys are all fantastic and I appreciate each and everyone of you, and I wanted to let you all know that it means a lot to me that you support me and my crazy little hobby.
New art processes and tutorials sectionNew art processes and tutorials section1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I added a processes & tutorials section to my website! It's a little sparse at present, but I've included some of my existing process write-ups and will be adding to it as I complete new work (and yes, my process video for the Tam Lin oil painting will be posted soon!) Link below:
Diccionario argento (Argentilupis) IIHooola (?Diccionario argento (Argentilupis) II3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Segunda parte ^^ :NoMeDigas:
Primero que nada, quiero aclarar el "che", porque todo el mundo lo usa mal. Casi siempre lo ponen al final y noo, NO VA AL FINAL. Es como un "Hey", es un intento de llamar la atención de a quien le estás hablando. A lo sumo, si lo ponen al final, es como una queja, como un "Ufaa, che! Yo quería dulce de leche T-T" Eso. Escríbanlo bien, mierdass!
Otra aclaración: En Chile se dice "mina" y "mino", en Argentina no existe "mino". Es más, me suena rarísimo. Se puede decir chabon, pibe, flaco y etcétera. Una variación de "mina" es "minón", osea, cuando la mina está muuuy buena.
-Paja: Fiaca o masturbarse. Cuando se usa la segunda definición, en general se dice en frases como "hacerme una paja" o "me hice una paja". En los chabones es muy común la frase "me clavé una" refiriéndose a "hacerse una paja".
-Garchar: Tener relaciones sexuales o coito. En resumen, forma vulgar de decir "hacer el amor"
-Coger: Lo mismo que lo anterior pero más usado.
Self Doubt and an Interview by Alex HurstI just had the great honor of being interviewed by Alex Hurst! If interested, you can find it here: http://alex-hurst.com/2014/06/22/illustrious-lane-brown/Self Doubt and an Interview by Alex Hurst1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Also be sure to check out the other awesome interviews of his "Illustrious" series: http://alex-hurst.com/category/interviews/illustrious-book-cover-artists/
It actually took quite a few months for me to complete this interview. At the onset, I found it very difficult to speak confidently of my work and process, when personally I didn't feel very good about it at all. It felt wrong to pretend otherwise, so I put it off.
Probably all artists can relate to the overwhelming feeling of inadequacy. We see so much amazing work posted by artists everyday, but we don't see the hard years of struggle behind it. It becomes easy to question one's own abilities when we know our personal challenges all too well.
Of course, those feelings of doubt are just part of the creative process.
There's only one solution
CASTING!!! ATENCION DA Y GRUPO HTMR!! CANCELADOComo Quuun ya ha dicho, el proyecto ha sido cancelado ya que era demasiado trabajo para ella y la actividad del grupo ha disminuido demasiado. Solo agradecer a todas las personas que se ofrecieron a ayudar y una disculpa a todos.CASTING!!! ATENCION DA Y GRUPO HTMR!! CANCELADO3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yay! Hola, chavos y chavas :3 ¿Qué onda? Bueno, vengo a explicarles esto del casting.
Nuestra querida :iconQuuun: Está realizando un proyecto sobre el grupo Hetamerica :iconHetamericafanclub: que trata en un largo metraje que ella calculó con una duración entre 1,5 y 2 hrs.
¿A qué va esto? fácil... Voces
Como saben, son muchos personajes y cada uno de una nación distinta, nuestra idea para la voz de los personajes es que sea interpretada por una persona del país respectivo para mantener acento, entonación y modismos de modo que tengan un lenguaje más apropiado al país representativo de cada uno. El proyecto se calcula que durar