Interview with SandaraIn celebration of Digital Art Month, here is the third and last in a series of interviews done to the authors of some of the site's most popular digital deviations of all time.
In this occasion I bring you sandara, creator of hades and persephone 2
hades and persephone 2
vessel of the winds art
Hi, my name is Sandara. I am from Singapore and I teach digital painting at Digipen Singapore. I also freelance, mainly for book covers and illustrations for game books and TCGs.
What got you interested in the graphic arts in the first place, and what motivated you to take it more seriously?
Aha... it was actually the game Final Fantasy 7. It was the first 3D game I've ever
Interview with Sergi BrosaIn celebration of Digital Art Month, here is the first of a series of interviews done to the authors of some of the site's most popular digital deviations of all time. In this occasion I bring you Brosa, creator of The Retro of TomorrowInterview with Sergi Brosa2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Retro of Tomorrow
I'm Sergi Brosa, a spanish artist located in Barcelona. I'm 25 years old, and I am an illustrator, comic artist and concept artist trying to survive in this wild world. I usually work as a comissioned artist, and I have tried two times to enter the french comic industry, with no success.
So, I keep just taking comissions, sometimes from companies and sometimes from usual people. I have to say that it is a fun job because it's never the same thing. B
Interview with Marc Brunet - BluefleyIn celebration of Digital Art Month, here is the second in a series of interviews done to the authors of some of the site's most popular digital deviations of all time.Interview with Marc Brunet - Bluefley2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In this occasion I bring you Bluefley, creator of Impossible LOV3 ver. 3
Impossible LOV3 ver.3
-Touch of Wind-
My name is Marc Brunet and I'm a Senior Character Artist working for Blizzard Entertainment in Irvine, California. I'm originally from Montreal in cold Canada and I worked in the game industry there for 2 years as both a Concept Artist and 3D Character Artist before moving to the US.
What got you interested in the graphic arts in the first place, and what motivated you to pursue it as a career?
It's hard to
Stories of Improvement IThrough the month you have seen some historic moments regarding Digital Art, some topics of discussion, interviews with talented digital artists and features with incredible art.Stories of Improvement I2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we'll take a look at the personal stories some deviants have to tell about how much they've improved over the years. So here is the first part of two! Each story is accompanied by a couple of thumbs, one old and one old so you can see how much the deviant has improved.
I started creating digital art just a few
The Tales of Beatrix PotterThe Tales of Beatrix Potter2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Cold winter evenings or blustery Autumn days had the soundtrack of my Mother's voice reading Beatrix Potter books out loud when I was younger. In fact, the wonderful children's books were the epitome of my childhood. The illustrations were just perfect and the stories, whilst simple, were mysterious and adventurous in their own way. Beatrix Potter was born in 1866, South Kensington, London. She was said to live a lonely life, being educated at home by a governess and so perhaps that's why she delved into a fantasy world of rabbits, geese and other traditional animals.
Beatrix's illustrations come from her copious studies of her own pets, and the animals that roamed the gardens of the places in which she holidayed as a child. The fascinating fact was that Beatrix's illustrations became greetings cards before her books were created. I see her drawings on cards in shops now and I always thought that it had developed the other way around. Her first boo
Digital Art - Why it's such a popular mediumThe World of Digital ArtDigital Art - Why it's such a popular medium2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Stepping out of the real world and into your imagination is an experience that is both shared and held close to all of us. Most of us here express it in our own way in respects to art and the art form. As time moves forward technology progresses on, that type of expression is finding new means and mediums to be painted upon.
Digital art has exploded with the modern age and with it brilliant and fantastic artists have emerged from its rupture. So why is Digital Art so popular.
Cordyceps by jeffsimpsonkh
What makes Digital Art so appealing that most would give up traditional art to move onto something more accessible. Is it money? Is it the potential to further your own artistic ventures? Some say all and others none of the above. It's all personal preference but I am sure we can all observe how popular Digital Art has become. Not just for the artists down the street but as
Art History - Digital Art - FeaturesHello guys! I am here to bring to you an art feature for the month October for ArtHistoryProject. This month is featuring Digital Art! What better way to kick off Digital art then gearing up with some features from that gallery!Art History - Digital Art - Features2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There is something truly inspiring, so liberating about viewing art from around the world and from various artists. Art brings to us raw, untempered emotions and I am humbled by being able to not only share but to embrace such a fine medium of art! The Digital Age has truly revolutionized art as a digital medium in itself. It has opened countless doors to many and continues to go above and beyond its limits daily.
So without further ado, I bring to you some features from the Digital Art gallery! I hope you enjoy!
The Art Of Imagination
Stories of Improvement IIThrough the month you have seen some historic moments regarding Digital Art, some topics of discussion, interviews with talented digital artists and features with incredible art.Stories of Improvement II2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we'll take a look at the personal stories some deviants have to tell about how much they've improved over the years. So here is the second part of two! Each story is accompanied by a couple of thumbs, one old and one new so you can see how much the deviant has improved.
-How much time have you been d
American Comics, Manga...AND WAR!This is a major turning point in the history of comics, World War II. This period of time not only changed comics as we knew them, but also other areas in graphics such as propaganda posters. Now mid to late 1930's we've seen the birth of the modern comic book. Due to the war as well we're also now seeing the birth of war comics. An obvious example of this as I'm sure many of you have already guessed is Captain America Comics in 1941 (before American involvement in the war). Captain America was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby who worked for Timely Comics, which of course has now become Marvel Comics. He gained amazing popularity and is often fighting the Axis powers in World War II.American Comics, Manga...AND WAR!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Around this time in Japan has been rebuilding itself, its political and economic infrastructure was changing. Whilst American occupation disallowed art or published material that glorified war or the Japanese military. This policy though didn't block th
Digital Art vs Traditional ArtFollowing the article I wrote for ArtHistoryProject Digital Art - Why it's such a popular medium I wanted to bring to you another topic for discussion. It has been a prevailing topic for a while now around the internet and amongst community members in respects to Digital Art and Traditional Art.Digital Art vs Traditional Art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Digital Art: is a general term for a range of artistic works and practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative and/or presentation process.
Traditional Art: refers to fine arts that use the old methods for creating artwork, such as pens, brushes, clay and other tools. Although traditional arts has different techniques than digital arts, but in fact, the different forms of art are all related to each other by the same concept, which also involves digital arts.
Six Word Stories and Other Flash FictionNot much is known about the history of six word stories, a literary form that has only cropped up recently in the global literature community. What we do know is that the first and original six word story was written by novelist Ernest Hemingway, a six word story that many of you have already heard of:Six Word Stories and Other Flash Fiction2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
"For sale: baby shoes, never used."
It was not until November 2006, inspired by Hemingway's efforts, that Larry Smith made a challenge to anyone online to describe their life in six words for Smith Magazine, effectively making a 'Six Word Memoir'. From just this spark, the form of the six word story grew in popularity and success, evident in the publication of many editions containing these stories by Smith. It has since been used as a tool to express oneself, carrying many implications from educational use to therapeutic use.
Some awesome examples are illustrated below:
Milestones of Digital ArtDigital Art surrounds us everywhere, here are some of the milestones of the genre that lead to the world of Digital Art we know today. This is not meant to be complete, it simply highlights some points in the history of Digital Art that are interesting and maybe even surprising. There are videos!Milestones of Digital Art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you ever created Digital Art, you know that the computer is merely a tool, but never the one actually creating the art. Photoshop may be powerful, but I haven't come across the "Create Awesome Art" button yet
1982 - Adobe introduces PostScript
PostScript as a programming language has changed the work of designers 30 years ago. In short, PostScript was able to interpret any data (vector f.e.) into printable raster graphics, which require dpi settings; Type as well as graphics. This was necessary to allow the same output on any laser printer that supported PostScript, making it easy to share and exchange files without the danger of acci
AUGUST Art History: Graphics -- Belgian Comics:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations:AUGUST Art History: Graphics -- Belgian Comics2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Another month, another topic for the art history-project.
And with this month's topic being Graphics, it's no more than normal that I show some patriotic pride in the amazing comic-artists that Belgium has brought forth (and that you guys probably grew up with!)
Probably the most well-known one, due to the somewhat recent movie-release, these blue little fellas were created by Peyo, a born and raised "Brusselaar".
They were first created in 1957 and initially appeared as a set of side-characters in a comic of Johan and Peewit, "The Flute With The Six Smurfs". It wasn't until 1958 that they got their own series of comics and later on cartoons and even a movie, but they have been immensely popular
PapercuttingsPapercutting is an art form that has been seen all over the world, adapted to regional styles based on cultures. It should come as no surprise that the Chinese have the earliest forms of papercutting currently known to us as the 'ancestor to paper' has been found in China. This was dated as far back as 2nd century B.C. and is considered as important as their discovery of printmaking, gunpowder and the compass.Papercuttings2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thessatoria's It's Your Life
Naturally as paper spread throughout the world this art form evolved, spreading all over the Far East through to the Middle East. For example Japanese Kirigami where origami folds are cut and Indian Sanjhi.
This art form is popular to this very day, take renowned British artist Rob Ryan, which I am sure many of you here would have at least seen his work before! His work has been seen printed over everything you can think of, kitchenware, clothes, books and probably more!
Surrealism on DeviantArtA small introduction:Surrealism on DeviantArt3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Surrealism was an artistic movement, founded in Paris 1924 by André Breton. Dedicated to expressing the imagination as revealed in dreams – it's when artists create dreamlike paintings filled with familiar objects that have been changed in a weird way that you would not see in reality.
Sophia by anotherwanderer:thumb174806928:
Below the Rust by zancanI Need a Man to Love by alkor12
Modliszki by Yaro42Parthenogenesis by anubis
the fools rule the world new by gyurkafumes of greatness by danielramosruiz
dreams by dante-mkno title by grazapp
Art History: Art made with MS PaintIn today's Art History article, we are looking at YOUR art. Specifically, art made with Microsoft Paint.Art History: Art made with MS Paint2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Paint (formerly Paintbrush for Windows) is a simple graphics painting program that has been included with all versions of Microsoft Windows. It is often referred to as MS Paint or Microsoft Paint. The program opens and saves files as Windows bitmap (24-bit, 256 color, 16 color, and monochrome, all with the .bmp extension), JPEG, GIF (without animation or transparency, although the Windows 98 version, a Windows 95 upgrade, and the Windows NT4 version did support the latter), PNG (without alpha channel), and TIFF (without multiple page support). The program can be in color mode or two-color black-and-white, but there is no grayscale mode. For its simplicity, it rapidly became one of the most used applications in the early versions of Windows—introducing many to painting on a computer for the first time—and still has strong associations with the immediate usability of th
Journalism from a Staff Reporter's ExperienceJournalism from a Staff Reporter's Experience2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
The truth is, when I got to the interview at the paper, I couldn't name the five 'w's important for journalism.
I was confused and said, "Who, where, when, what and how" when the editor asked me.
The editor, a small and older woman about fifty, said, "What's an 'h' got to do with the five 'w's I asked you?"
I shrugged one shoulder and said, "Um. Something like that but with a 'w.' Right?"
She sighed. "Yeah. Who, what, when, where and why. Have you got any idea why I asked you to name them? I mean, this short story you sent is good writing, but journalism is a different game, baby. Know why, sweetheart?"
I said, "I know. My mom used to write for a city paper back home."
She said, "Uh huh. And
Digital Art Feature - Fantasy."Fantasy art is a genre of art that depicts magical or other supernatural themes, ideas, creatures or settings. While there is some overlap with science fiction, horror and other speculative fiction art, there are unique elements not generally found in other forms of speculative fiction art. Depictions of ancient myths and legends, as well as depictions of modern day fantasy in the form of divine interventions and other magical or supernatural forces, are very common elements, and help distinguish fantasy art from other forms. Dragons, wizards, fairies and other fantastical and mythical creatures are common features in fantasy art." - Wikipedia.Digital Art Feature - Fantasy.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Question for the readers
Who are the most influential digital fantasy artists of our time, in your opini
Famous Photographers: Dorothy Bohm"A World Observed..."Famous Photographers: Dorothy Bohm2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Dorothy Bohm was born in Konigsberg, East Prussia and has lived in England since 1939. She was recently elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and is considered one of the most respected women of British Photography. I stumbled across her work accidentally, as is often the case when you discover something great. I was astounded to find that the book I had discovered was the first major retrospective exhibition of her work - in book format. Her career began in the 1940s with A World Observed becoming the title of her soon to be famous collection of photographs.
Source: Dorothy Bohm's Gallery
Bohm has achieved quite simply, what many of us have tried and do strive to do through our Photography. Document an ever-changing and fast disappearing world. Bohm is said to be influenced by the art critic and th
Jean Giraud (Moebius)Jean Giraud (Moebius)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (also known as Moebius) was a French comics artist, working in the French tradition of bandes dessinées (bandes dessinées is derived from the original description of the comics art form as "drawn strips").
Many artists from around the world have cited Giraud as an influence on their work. Giraud was longtime friends with manga author and anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Giraud even named his daughter Nausicaä after the character in Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Asked by Giraud in an interview how he first discovered his work, Miyazaki replied:
"Through Arzach, which dates from 1975, I believe. I only read it in 1980, and it was a big shock. Not only for me. All manga authors were shaken by this work. Unfortunately, when I discovered it, I already had a consolidated style so I couldn't use its inf
Food Photography - back to basicsFood is a necessity for daily life and good health (the right kinds anyway), but food is also fast becoming something of an Art as well as many turn to their cameras once a mammoth baking session is over and capture the delightful dishes in attractive and alluring ways. Since the beginnings of Still Life Photography, food has been a subject and whilst the topic has remained the same - methods, equipment and ease have changed in varying degrees across the years. Food Photography is still a genre that is vastly overlooked and majorly underrated in the art world.Food Photography - back to basics2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It all began with Still Life Paintings back in the 17th Century. They were as far from commercial as a style could get and certainly weren't created with selling in mind. However the skill and main aspects that realism painters took back in the 17th Century are kept close to the hearts of Food Photographers today as they grip onto Realism, effects of light, composition and arrangement. Props have always been an important part of
The Visual Novel: Video Games as a Literary MediumWhat is it?The Visual Novel: Video Games as a Literary Medium2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
A visual novel is more or less exactly what it sounds like. It's a novel that can be played. While the form has been popular in Japan for decades, they have only recently reached Western audiences, thanks largely in part to the influx of anime, manga, and Japanese Role Playing Games (JRPGs) saturating the market. Consequently, many games of this type have anime influences in the design.
The visual novel is most easily compared to interactive fiction or the Choose Your Own Adventure series - at various points, the player is prompted to make some sort of choice that has the potential to affect the outcome of the game. A typical game usually has at least three endings; a Bad, Neutral, and Good (also called the "Perfect" or "True" ending). However, this is not necessarily standard - most seem to fall somewhere between 4 and 10 unique endings. Often
Project Educate: Digital Art Week!Welcome to projecteducate's Digital Art Week!Project Educate: Digital Art Week!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This first week of december will be dedicated to the digital art community, so keep an eye on this space for updates and annoucements. Here is a glimpse of what you'll get to see this week:
3rdMONDAYOpening article (the one you're reading now!)What is SketchMatch? And rules
4thTUESDAYAn introduction to the Digital Art subcategories with
Digital Art DD RoundUp - October 2012:iconthiefoworld:Digital Art DD RoundUp - October 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Features by Thiefoworld
Part of me by VargasNi Another Nightmare by FransMensinkArtist
sailing by pinkpigflying Blue sky by RadonKalmor Post Apocalyptic Perth by SimonBoxer 25.09.2012 by trockn
The Hearse Song by gregbo The Watch of Hope by Khorghil The Summoning by NelEilis The Viper Fox Assassin by VNC-Children
L'ete de Bertille by Guillaume-Magnin Pandora by SteveDelamare Nagori Yuki by syh3iua83 Roman Lake by Tabon
portrait297 by NadinSeed Jagannath Puri by CHERDAK :thumb328836944: Contemplation. by Ame-Power
Sunlit Forest by Araless Okaera by mckadesinsanity Death comes for us all by Grimbro
Features by mamiffer
Chaos Sword by tommasorenieri Desidia by Disezno Privateer Press Works! by artbycarlosdoner kebab by romantik111
The owner of the Dark Park by Deviangread The Evil Guys Are Coming by TWPictures NecromancerMelkor by KaizenDesign The Ugliest Creature of the Night by AlexKonstad
Tycho by MikeAzevedo The Golden Hind by dauntingfire :thumb3
Famous Photographers: Julia Margaret CameronSource:WikipediaFamous Photographers: Julia Margaret Cameron2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Julia Margaret Cameron was a British Photographer born in 1815 and living until 1879. She's relatively unheard of though, despite the faces that she photographed and the developments she made in her short career (spanning just eleven years.) Unlike many modern photographers and prodigy's, Julia is quite unique in that she didn't start photographing until she was 48 years old and was given a camera as a gift. Her style was not appreciated in her time, but like many who have made an impact on society, she became more famous and recognized long after her death.
Location: Inside Dimbola Lodge, Home to Julie Cameron
Source: Kathryn Dawson Photography
I was lucky enough last Summer, to be able to visit Julia's former home - Dimbola Lodge - on the Isle of Wight, England. It was here that I discovered the photographer and was both warmed and proud to find that a woman had made History with her