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 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 - Bluefley3 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
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 Brosa3 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
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 Art3 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
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
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!3 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
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.Papercuttings3 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!
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 basics3 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
Cave Paintings: The Birth of IllustrationCave paintings are the root of traditional illustration, one the earliest of which has been in recent news, a 'faint red dot' dated to more than 40,000 years ago. These were discovered in 11 caves in Spain, and results show that they are at least 15,000 years older than we first thought. It raises many questions; What are they trying to say? Who made it? Is it symbolic? Who was it made for?Cave Paintings: The Birth of Illustration3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
No matter what the answers are, illustration is a means for people to convey information, a means of visual communication. The purpose of these cave paintings are unknown, and we can only speculate as to their actual purpose. A time well before printing press, but the value of visual communication has lasted through the ages. One thing that is for sure is it was some sort of communication via visual aids, they had a purpose and had something to say.
Design is intelligence made visible.
Art History- Welcome to Literature!Art History- Welcome to Literature!3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
This Month, the ArtHistoryProject has collaborated with CRLiterature to bring you a whole month of Literature history! We have got a very exciting month ahead, varying through an array for specialist subjects from six word stories, to chidlren’s literature and from tricksters to fantasy literature. Hopefully there will be lots of informative articles that interest you as a reader!
From early hieroglyphics to 50 Shades of Grey, literature has had a wonderful and varied journey, one which spreads over many genres, styles and cultures. This month we will be looking at just some of these through a series of articles written by members of the literature community. These articles are snippets of the great history this proud art form has to boast.
We are inviting everyone, not just “writers” to come and get involved with this month! Maybe you will uncover a subject you knew nothing about but found deeply interesting, or feel
Art History: Discovering DaliArt History: Discovering Dali3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Salvador Dali was born in Spain in 1904 and has been best known and recognised throughout the years for his surrealist, ambiguous works. Dali is responsible for inspiring a plethora of artists to create, combine and step outside of their comfort zones. Many know him for his paintings, but actually like many modern artists today, Dali traversed the fields of the artistic world to pick up talents in Writing, Photography, Sculpture and Film.
Dali was not famous for his methods. That's one of the mistakes that people make when tracing his history or seeking him out for inspiration. Dali's methods were much the same as anybody else's. However his concepts trumped them all and made him what he is remembered for today. He achieved his effects through a mastery of perspective
and a critical eye for color and shape, symmetry and innuendo. It is this realization that opens up the market for future dali-esque artists. There's nothing unusual behind the crea
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 Art3 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.
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 I3 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
Art History: Writing a Pantomime:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcrliterature:Art History: Writing a Pantomime3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Pantomime is easy to write? (Oh no it isn’t!)
Pantomime is a traditional form of theatre, which in its most recognised form originated from the Victorian era and continues to be a prominent aspect of British theatre today. Writing a Pantomime as a scriptwriter may seem like an easy feat- the traditional fairy-tale put onto stage, but in fact it is a style where the traditional conventions are still a strong element of modern pantomime scriptwriting.
This art history article not only shares where the origins of pantomime came from, but shares some of those conventions which as a scriptwriter need consider before writing.
The birth of Pantomime
Like most forms of theatre, the origins of pantomime derive from the ancient Greeks. Greek theatre was not only an entertainment form, but a celebration of the god Dionysus and a way of retelling the stories we now know as Greek Myths. Significant
The Tales of Beatrix PotterThe Tales of Beatrix Potter3 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
Akira ToriyamaAkira Toriyama is a legendary Japanese game and manga artist, even those of you reading this who don't recognise the name would have at least seen a few projects he's involved in. He is the creator of the hit classic Dr. Slump, The Dragonball series, the Dragon Quest game series and Chrono Trigger. Born in Aichi, Japan, his influences include someone we have recently covered, Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astro Boy and father of modern manga, Walt Disney's cartoons and classic Jackie Chan movies. His debut work was Dr. Slump for Shonen Jump, a name some of you may be familiar with. The style and humour he injected into the series gained rapid popularity in Japan which became a hit anime TV series well.Akira Toriyama3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
After Dr. Slump, Toriyama began creating cult manga series Dragonball, with characters based on the Chinese tales of Journey to the West. This series broke records and the fame and popularity of course took over America and Europe by storm. Dragonball of course also became a hit anime series,
Printing: From the Far East to the Printing PressIllustrations have been hand drawn for many centuries. But as the demand for the distribution of illustration and text increased, people developed printing techniques, and over time this would turn into what we now know as the printing press, the mass production of illustration and text.Printing: From the Far East to the Printing Press3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Let us take a look at the Far East first, in particular China and Japan where print has been traditionally used as early as the 7th century. The Chinese have been using woodblock printing since the Tang Dynasty (7th Century). This method of printing quickly spread to other East Asian countries, including Japan. The earliest complete survival of a dated printed book is the Diamond Sutra (Buddhist text). This of course ties into one of the most famous Chinese inventions, paper!
"It was the Chinese who really discovered the means of communication that was to dominate until our age."
A. Hyatt Mayor
Wood block printing was used in the production of books such as
A History of Photography (Mostly)Art History Photography Month has begun and where better to start than with the History of Photography! I appreciate not everything is included, but here are some key main events and features, images and happenings that have impacted Photography across the years. If you don't want to read it all, scroll to the bottom for my tl;dr handy summaryA History of Photography (Mostly)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is said to be where it all began with Alhazen inventing the first pinhole camera - known as Camera Obscura. Heard the phrase before? Now you know where it originates from! Aristotle observed and noted in around 330BC the optic laws that made pinhole cameras possible and questioned why the Sun could make a circular image when it shined through a square hole.
The First Panorama opens - the forerunner of the movie house invented by Robert
AUGUST Art History: Graphics -- Belgian Comics:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations:AUGUST Art History: Graphics -- Belgian Comics3 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
Famous Photographers: Dorothy Bohm"A World Observed..."Famous Photographers: Dorothy Bohm3 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
Famous Photographs: Lunch Atop A SkyscraperWhilst the most famous photographs from across the years often feature famine, death, destruction and war, it's sometimes refreshing to catch a glimpse of one or two that don't exhibit depression, demise and conflict. Photo-journalism can work both ways to brief the viewer of an image on what it's like to step into somebody else's shoes. It can shock, bring a tear or even, by some miracle - a smile.Famous Photographs: Lunch Atop A Skyscraper3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Lunch Atop A SkyScraper does exactly that. It provokes a smile, it features across the world in postcards, books, greeting cards and other formats and ultimately it tugs at that part of your heart that knows there can be good in the world. So what makes it famous?
The Photograph itself shows eleven working men eating lunch, sitting on a steel girder. Nothing extraordinary about that right? Wrong. Their feet are dangling 256 metres above New York City. Nobody actually knows w
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 - Features3 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
Deviousness Award Interview with ThiefoworldWhat is this Awesome Achievement?Deviousness Award Interview with Thiefoworld3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out
on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
The Deviousness Award for August2012 goes to Thiefoworld.
Thank you so much to Athos-of-Light for conducting this interview!
So, Don Jon, would you like to tell the world who you are and the things you do IRL and stuff?
Hi! My name is Jonathan but everybody calls me Thiefo, yeah even IRL. I'm a Graphic Designer doing some marketing work for a living. I also do some freelance work as illustrator. I've had the opportunity to work on some independent projects, children's books, mascots and a little concept art. I
Where do you draw the line with 3D realism?I graduated a few years ago with a degree in illustration and animation. Something one of my tutors asked us once really stuck in mind, so not in exact words it was something to this effect:Where do you draw the line with 3D realism?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"How much 3D realism is too much? If the 3D is too realistic isn't it just worth to photograph or film something?"
It's a good question really, everytime 3D modelling/animation hits the roof with realism, you know it's inevitable that someone is going to come along and make it one step better. But imagine hours and hours and hours and hours (you get the idea) of 3d modelling, then rendering, then all that post production work, just to make a scene or characters look realistic. Anyone who does 3d modelling or animation/film can tell you, loading bars are one of the banes of their work.
They can often produce amazing results these days, there's no doubt 3D modelling and film have taken amazing strides over many years. Of course some situations you absolutely can
Digital Art - Why it's such a popular mediumThe World of Digital ArtDigital Art - Why it's such a popular medium3 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