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.
Top social posts from last week: 10.07.13Twitter:Top social posts from last week: 10.07.132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Yoda by ZoranPhoto
"Bulbasaur Secret Garden" by Sa-Dui
Lightness of Being by Miguel-Santos
Tumblr Mother of Dragons by Artgerm
*** by oprisco
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
Do you want a feature 19...finFeatureDo you want a feature 19...fin4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And feature is finished I featured first 58 thumbs I think (new number of thumbs is 66)... OK...edit...now I posted even more thumbs, cuz I saw that I have even more older posts. Lol, I had some error and it didn't show me first page... oh, I got so many comments (almost 100), so I'm sorry that I can't feature them all (cuz of errors). But don't worry, I make this kind of journals every month, so you can try to post your thumbs next time.
I hope you like this feature and enjoy. Give these artists some love and fav, watch their work... you can even fav this journal, so more people will be able to see their work. Thank you
Goddamn Horror Show by Ayco83Magic by Nikalenai
:Elven_Nature: by RezwanaDimech:thumb293135029:
hand in hand by tsurimeI lose all my colours... by MercyLasVegas
:thumb290879960:Halt Mich by Widdershins-Works
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).
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
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
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:
Tip of the day: The darkest momentsThe moment to shine the brightest is in darkness. Darkness can bring chaos but with it comes opportunity. Many times throughout my career when I pushed past the point when I'd usually give up, this is when I end up achieving my biggest successes. Fate seems to have a way to test us and only the ones that want it the most shall receive the fruits of their labor.Tip of the day: The darkest moments3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Lazy Nezumi stroke smoothing for Photoshop.Hey everyone, just wanted to bring to your attention a plugin that might be useful for you. It's called Lazy Nezumi, and its main function is to help smooth your strokes out when you're drawing. So, if you want really tight, smooth lineart, or just clean lines in general it's pretty great. In a way, it lets you create a digital stroke closer to how you would on paper or a canvas, it just gives you more control. It's akin to the Lazy Mouse feature in Zbrush, or the Steady Stroke feature in Sketchbook Pro (which I'd highly recommend for anyone doing lineart, it has other great features as well).Lazy Nezumi stroke smoothing for Photoshop.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's a free demo for 30 days you can try out first and see if you like it. It has other features as well, but the one I find the most useful is the "pulled string" method under position processing, when you click details. It's something you might have to try to understand, but it can be super useful.
The main issue I see is that
That Green Eyed MonsterI’m not afraid to admit that I have been jealous of fellow artists. Jealous of their skill, their handling of material, their ability to make whatever they were doing “work,” and even jealous of their recognition. But, while jealousy can be a good motivator to push yourself harder, it can eat away at your self-esteem and damage your work. I got the initial idea to write an article about this after reading a news article about Florida artist Maximo Caminero. Caminero was arrested last week after smashing a vase part of Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei’s exhibition in Pérez Art Museum Miami… in the gallery. For those of you unfamiliar with Ai Wei Wei:That Green Eyed Monster2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wei Wei, born 18 May 1957 in Beijing, is a Chinese contemporary artist, active in sculpture, installation, architecture, curating, photography, film, and social, political and cultural criticism. – Wikipedia
Wei Wei is also was held in jail on the false charge of “tax evasion” i
Advice Column #1!~Hello all! Your Warchief here!~Advice Column #1!~3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Time for the first issue of our Advice Column!~ This column is aimed at helping deviants with their problems and issues, whether they be personal or art-related (Or even if you'd just like to ask a question about our favorite anime - We'd love getting to know you all better!~) We'll do our best to give you several well-informed responses and answers!~
How this works:
Interested? Questions will be sent in a group note or a comment, and an admin will reply that they've received the question! Every week, we'll feature some notable questions in a journal~ Feel free to come to us for any issues! You may even chose to direct the question to a certain admin, if you'd like!~
Anonymous questions can be sent to the Warchief, Loki-Dalton or Lawli-Art !~ For everyone who's asking a question, you'll receive a note with our responses in a (hopefully) timely manner! If not, you can always give us a reminder!~
death vigil out in julydeath vigil out in july1 year ago in Personal More Like This
so, this july i am starting death vigil, published by image/top cow. it will be a monthly series limited to three 8-issue arcs, so there is a definitive ending. with this i have learned some of the things about publishing independent comics, and i am planning a video with some tips after i summarize my experiences. hopefully it will prove helpful for others to get their stuff published
but apparently rule 1 is promote preorders. preorders are crucial for independent books as they define the print runs, and are crucial to the sucess of the book.. so.. as my far more experienced friends told me to do....
death vigil is preorderable ...pretty much in any place or webstore that carries US comics.
you can find an extensive preview to issue 1 and much more here
now, for some frequently asked questions
what about ravine? ron marz assured me that he will be
Posible cortometraje de 'HETAMERICA'Básicamente es una idea aun en proceso, pero de la cual me gustaría comentarles por si acaso llegara a realizarse.Posible cortometraje de 'HETAMERICA'3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Segundo semestre que recién comienza...y una proposición, sucia proposición (XD broma, pero así lo mal pienso todo jajaja) se nos presenta: presentar, valga la redundancia, ideas para la realización (con fondos y casting de actores) de hacer un cortometraje de 20 minutos como examen del segundo semestre, en el que invertiríamos bastante de nuestro tiempo. SHINE ON! la ampolleta se encendió de inmediato sacando a la luz una idea perversa de hace tiempos inmemorables XD ¡con una compañera nos hemos aliado y juntamos fuerzas para presentar el proyecto del corto de hetamerica! wiiiiuuuu Ahora claro todo dependerá de varios factores (¬¬ hijos de puta que no me quieren dejar hacer al mundo más placentero para mis hermanas fujoshis con facilidad )
1) Tiene que ser una historia entretenida
Download my brushset and learn brush groupingHey everyone, I just put up a new video showing a simple, yet super handy way to categorize and group your brushes in Photoshop. It's especially useful if you have a really big set like me, it makes it really easy to find what you need so you don't have to hunt around constantly. I've also provided a download link to my current set of brushes with the video.Download my brushset and learn brush grouping2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you find the video and brushes useful! I'll upload my set here to deviantART at a later date, so in the mean time, if you wanna grab them, hit the video
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
Watcher Feature #1note: If you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!Watcher Feature #13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (i have around 450 comments), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take 2 months, so please be patient!
These are some of the works of my wonderful watchers! Faving this journal might help these get seen too .
:thumb298547360: :thumb281556926: DMXrated's Commission Mint by SavageFrog Luv Me by Bubblette Good Fcking Morning by ribkaDory :thumb263285173: Chronicle by CRUCIFY-ORPHEA Angel of Music by MEl0N-l0Rd Princess Rarity by CorrsollaRobot Kanya Sukhon by Cashewdee rain cheeb by winnips :thumb299
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
THE FACE OF REGRETHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH I MADE A BOOBOOTHE FACE OF REGRET6 months ago in Personal More Like This
but first THANK YOU FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHESSSSS her have some of my cake
that's a second layer of frosting because the cake itself wasn't chocolate overkill already
i've created a monster this thing weighs like 8 lbs
AND THEN MY BRAIN WAS LIKE F U It'S MY BIRTHDAY I DO WHAT I WANT
I CAN ACTUALLY FEEL IT
IN MY BODY
I THINK IT'S MOVING
excuse me while i rethink the remaining 12 minutes of my life
i've deleted my browsing history i think everything will be ok GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD
UPDATE: I AM LITERALLY DYING
previously on screech
ARE YA'LL READY TO BAKE
HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOo
WE GON NEED CAKE THINGS. I'm vegan so this is a 100% vegan CHERRY CHOCOLATE DEATH CAKE.
MIX THE DRY CAKE THINGS i would supply a recipe but I kind of just dump things into a bowl
just do what feels right yo
be the cake
CSS/Journal Skin Commissions: Open! Please see the new journal for the updated info.CSS/Journal Skin Commissions: Open!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, this journal consists of walls of text: I want to be as thorough as possible to avoid confusion. I've finally decided to officially open skin commissions! So, I'll start with some general info:
I code all my CSS by hand. Yes, that means I type it-- no Dreamweaver!
I make/alter the images in photoshop and upload them to my own host (and now dA can host them)
A CSS can take an hour to a few days depending on how complicated the style/images are to work with.
If you commission a CSS from me, I don't stop working once I finish the CSS; if you ever need something tweaked or have problems with it in the future, I'll be happy to help!
If you are considering going into the industry....If you are an artist or want to be one, especially if you want to get into the VFX industry, you should watch this:If you are considering going into the industry....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It touches on a few things I feel are important to understand as an artist and even as consumers of art:
1.) Art is not an exact science. It can be difficult to put a price tag on it, let alone the often very complicated processes of making it.
2.) Computers are tools that facilitate our work but they DO NOT do the work for us.
3.) Don't get into this industry for the money. If you go into this line of work, you do it because you love it. If someone happens to get lucky or has a really great idea and he/she hits it big, GREAT! Good for him/her. But don't go in expecting that to happen to you. Chances are it won't. If you are lucky, you will find a nice middleclass job you can support yourself and your family on for a while...... until....
4.) Unfortunately, a lot of employers see artists as disposable. When they no longer need you, they will kick you to the curb an