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 Me2 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
Faun ContestContest hosting by :iconeledhwen-stock: Check out to the official blog contest here:Faun Contest2 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.
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 Giveaway2 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
pushing yourself and/or arm pains PLEASE READpushing yourself and/or arm pains PLEASE READ1 month 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
What it is:
One year ago i got a condition called RSI
or 'Repetitive strain injury'.
And i still am not completely healed from it.
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 artists(sports like tennis for example).
It is a Infection of the places where
Do you want a feature 19...finFeatureDo you want a feature 19...fin3 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 TheTwirlyWolf
:thumb290879960:Halt Mich by Widdershins-Works
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 Rule2 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
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!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
death vigil out in julydeath vigil out in july8 months 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
apologyalright kids gather around me and hear my apology.apology2 years ago in Personal More Like This
about a year ago i was irresponsible did some things i shouldn't have, like drugs. and I did some silly stuff like draw porn of creepypasta characters. . it's not okay to use drugs as an excuse to draw porn where minors can see it i have removed the porn and people have put it on proper sites. and I'm sorry to the original creepypasta fandom who have to deal with my ooc characters becoming the "norm" i really didn't want this comic to get so out of hand. i can be a little two-faced at times im just so scared of upsetting people i ended up upsetting so many people.
that's all i really have to say I guess.
New art processes and tutorials sectionNew art processes and tutorials section4 months 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:
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 this2 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
2,400 free high-res NASA images for artistsI recently compiled a pack of around 2,400 free high-res Creative Commons NASA photos for artists to use in their work, you can check it out and download it below. I plan on putting more together as well, for free of course, so keep an eye out. Just make sure you read the usage info in the pack if you decide to use them. There's a torrent file available as well.2,400 free high-res NASA images for artists1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I'm also offering up over 1,250 images of my own personal stock from Australia for super duper cheap at $6 as a way to help me offset the cost of my time in putting together the free resource packs. Check it out if that interests you at all. If not, no worries, but you can enjoy and use these free examples from the Australia pack
Hope you find the downloads useful and get some use out of them, take care!
My christmas messageMy dear friends,My christmas message2 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
Diccionario argento (Argentilupis) IIHooola (?Diccionario argento (Argentilupis) II2 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.
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 moments2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Gallery DirectoryPerhaps useful from the start, but better late than never.Gallery Directory2 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
ROUND ONE [edit: about the settings]ROUND ONE [edit: about the settings]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Be sure to check the flash!)
ROUND ONE OF SIXFOLD LEAGUE NOW COMMENCES
This round will be treated like a qualifier. We want you to show us what you can do, but don't go absolutely all out right at the start! A certain number of contestants (depending on how many participate in this round) will move on to Round Two.
In this round, your contestants will be having a ONE ON ONE BATTLE WITH YOUR FACTION'S ASSISTANT. You must show your character winning for your character to advance. Though the definition of "winning" is up to you! As long as it's clear (a draw would also be considered a victory). No switching Pokemon mid battle. You must pick one Pokemon and stick to it throughout the whole battle*.
*Note on the turn-based style fighting: it is like the games, but not exactly. Basically it just means taking turns, but you are more than welcome to mix it up as well. We won't penalize you for it.
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.1 year 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
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 Art2 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
Tip of the Day: Follow your HeartToo many people give up on their dreams because of fear of what loved ones and friends might think. Follow your heart.Tip of the Day: Follow your Heart3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
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.
Developing Artists FAQHey everyone, just wanted to make a new journal about some stuff that's goin on in my head, and to those who care feel free to read.Developing Artists FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I've just graduated with a BA in the Arts (WOW SOOOOO HARDCORE) in late April. Aside from handling small freelance and commission stuff between my spare time, I also started working full time at a local mobile game studio as a concept artist and animator.
Now thinking back on my journey so far, I've met a lot of obstacles and obviously overcame many of them, and the ones I didn't overcome I keep on trying. For the longest time, while being in this online art community filled with countless talents of various degrees, I have sought knowledge amongst the community here, and in turn people have also came asking for knowledge in return. While I specialize in the entertainment industry as a visual production and sometimes pre-production artist, there have been many learning curves that I had to tackle by myself, because lets face it, if school wa
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).
Special Announcement!"Greetings, Contestants of the Sixfold League and residents of the Saros Region! I am an executive of Mirage Inc., and I've been informed to give you all this.Special Announcement!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You received a Mirage Ball!
For contestants, as recognition of your hard work in the round! Even if you didn't pass the round, you are still entitled to this item.
What does it mean? Well, you can now add another Pokemon to your team. Time to rhyme it seems! All right, all right, now let me elaborate a little.
Firstly, only those who finished round one are allowed this, as they are allowed to get up to six Pokemon on their team now. (The exception being if your NPC already has less than three Pokemon--in which case they may get another!) This is, as I stated above, reward for your hard work! Therefore you must have sent us your entry in a note, and it was judged. Now, unfortunately this means you're out of the tournament and now an NPC. So, does that mean you have to change your a