Vampire CollegeThe other day, my dad handed me a printout of an article from a conservative website about going to college. Dad does this from time to time, I think because he suspects I'm a filthy liberal, and wants to send a few shots across the bow to see if I fire back. I usually don't, because I've been through enough warfare to have a better idea of when to pick my battles.Vampire College2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, I won't reference the article directly, but the gist of it was that college is a bit of a costly venture that doesn't always yield the results it promises for the price of admission, and may actually do more harm than good. (High schoolers, meditate on that for a minute, please)
Now, the article itself sort of descended into a screed about how colleges just crank out liberals anyway, and liberals tend to vote Democrat, and we should just bust the whole thing up because dear God, we need conservative voters or they'll have a WOMAN in the White House next...
...Which is unfortunate, because "liberal conspiracy" aside, I
Autumn Showcase!Hey Everyone,Autumn Showcase!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately, Lotus Flower didn't quite make it into the top 10% of the shorts category in the AOFAs. But, the good news is, due to there being a number of technical issues during their first ever Spring Showcase, Lotus will be re-screened during the 2014 Autumn Showcase! The film will be eligible for votes once more! Many thanks to everyone who took the time to support Lotus this time around, and I'll keep you all posted on the next set of AOFA festival dates.
Lotus Flower Official Trailer #2
Lotus Flower Official Trailer #1
Lotus, caught in a perpetual cycle of murder and revenge...
Watch this space for more promotional releases from
New Highpoly Pyro-GX - Stage 1New Highpoly Pyro-GX - Stage 11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Devious Journal EntryTwinkle twinkle little star,Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
how i wonder what you are,
YOU JUST SAID IT'S A FUCKING STAR!! YOU STUPID CUNT!!
forgive me for wasting your time reading this useless post, stress at work >.
Free HQ Orchestra SoundfontsEnjoy 1.5 gigabytes of the best free orchestral soundfonts available. This pack includes almost half of my personal favorites, and has added many more. This is, hands-down, the best sound you will get out of your DAW without buying professional samples.Free HQ Orchestra Soundfonts4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Part 1 (182 mb)
Part 2 (163 mb)
Part 1 (171 mb)
Part 2 (117 mb)
Part 3 (28 mb)
Brass and Woodwinds (166 mb)
Choir, SFX, and Various (138 mb)
Collections- soundfonts that feature many instruments spanning several categories, such as GM banks.
FIRST FEATURE FOR 2013FIRST FEATURE FOR 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
Our membership is approaching 2,500 and our galleries contain even more amazing and inspirational art, which is well worth viewing.
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the 'Featured 4' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs and interfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, commission information, tutorials and resources and also wallpaper.
As always, I would like to congratulate the members on the continuing high quality of their artworks, which are always a pleasure for me to accept..
About our group
While it is understood that digital art is digital art in general this group primarily highlights art from:
How did I made that helmet!check the process here: http://hi.baidu.com/protoss0083/blog/item/3bfccbfd6683ae65d6887db7.htmlHow did I made that helmet!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
tons of photos... hope you guys like it （· v · ）
Photoshop shortcuts making you forget PhotoshopInstead of a feature, this time I'd like to introduce you to some shortcuts in Photoshop that really help me save time and a lot of my nerves.Photoshop shortcuts making you forget Photoshop2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I make use of all of these shortcuts (and a couple more), so even if for some of you these look too complicated, they give you power over Photoshop. By employing these, I don't have to leave the canvas to go search for a function in the depths of Photoshop's many menus.
While I think that these shortcuts can be used universally in all versions of Photoshop, I can only account for CS4 to CS6, maybe CS3.
If you've been frustrated by Photoshop's inability of undoing steps with Ctrl+Z, here's your answer.
F - Toggle Screen Modes
To clear away all the excess panels that you don't need while painting. If you have a second screen, you can put some of your panels there where they will stay visible.
You can change the colour surrounding your canvas by right clicking there. I use b
Awesome Stock: Male Stock ModelsAwesome Stock: Male Stock Models5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Crusader STOCK II by PhelanDavion Warriors 17 by CathleenTarawhiti
Crouching-Sneeking 03 by Null-Entity Firebending 1 [C] by MostlyGuyStock Mopp (6) by anyman82
Operator Soldier Stock - 39 by Nemesis-19 Yayo by borisspears Lormet-Cultural-Dancer-0294sml by Lormet-Images
Sword Pose 18 by deswitath
Cemetery Tears Stock 75 by LadyxBoleyn Gray Wizard 2014-01-01 02 by skydancer-stock Netley Abbey Photoshoot 35 by LadyxBoleyn
BrushesSince the last site was taken down, here is a new link to my brush set!Brushes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Official FB || https://www.facebook.com/pages/U2644-Art/223194584426893
Official CGHub || http://u2644.cghub.com/
Official Site || http://www.u2644.com/
Official Livestream || http://www.livestream.com/u2644
August 300 points Giveaway Winners!The winners, of my August 300 point Giveaway, are:August 300 points Giveaway Winners!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
They will receive 100 points each, congratulations!
The next Giveaway will be held in September.
2014 Brushes + TumblrHey everyone!2014 Brushes + Tumblr9 months ago in Personal More Like This
So, many times people ask me about what brushes I use and what not... I have a link for my brushes on my profile but I don't use that set anymore, so I just wanted to share the brush-set I've been using lately with you
You can download it here:
BRUSHES, FUCK YEAH!
The last 5 brushes or so are the ones I use the most ( like 95% of the time ).
It is much simpler than my previous set as I'm trying to "free" my "workspace" as much as possible. It still has some brushes that are universally in everyone's brush-set nowadays, so honestly I'm not sure who to credit anymore since they've been around for so long, but they probably come from Jaime Jones, Leventep, Kekai, M@ etc...
Just remember that brushes are just another tool and won't make your work better or worse automatically. Just use the ones you like the most and stick with that
I have also recently made a tumblr account in which I sh
DYNAMIC AND ACTIVE POSING FOR STOCKStock & ResourcesDYNAMIC AND ACTIVE POSING FOR STOCK3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Broadly defined, Action Stock is any photo-reference in which the subject is doing SOMETHING. That 'something' does not need to be extreme or particularly kinetic, it just has to show the effects of various forces on the bodies (or other objects) in the image. Perusing an artifact, sitting on someone's knee, even enjoying the aroma of a cup of coffee are great examples of actions that, when explored as stock images, can be of great value to artists.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with extreme, kinetic, over-the-top actions, either...
~ ~ ~
It's worth stating the obvious: if you are interested in exploring the more "kinetic" end of the action spectrum, know your limits. Don't work beyond your skill level and observe all necessary safety precautions; no shot is worth getting hurt over.
BODIES IN MOTION
Cel-Shading tutorialHello!Cel-Shading tutorial6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was trying to get a different look in Photoshop using a 3D render as a base and I thought the result was pretty interesting. Here is a walk through!
Starts in ZBrush for the sculpt, then keyshot for render, then Photoshop for composition.
Starving ArtistThe Starving ArtistStarving Artist6 months ago in Personal More Like This
This topic is about rates and wages that an artist should start to consider when taking on a new job. This is my advice, so take this as advice.
So let’s begin. As an artist you should know right away that you are valuable. You can recreate people’s imagination and ideas into reality. You are the one who brings people together to be able to all see the vision for the final product. This is valuable. Keep this in mind when you take new jobs. Think about how many hours you plan on slaving over iteration after iteration. Because even though you may have a voice, if you agree to whatever the arrangement are, you must live up to their standards. So make sure you are paid well.
Imagine a client asks you to do 50 hours of work for only $500 dollars. That’s $10 an hour. That is not enough. You can go get a job that could pay you as much if not more, without being an artist. I’ve seen people’s salaries as low as 30k a year. This is not acc
My latest tool presets for CS6 with videohttp://schoolism.com/interview.php?id=84 My latest tool presets for CS6 with videoMy latest tool presets for CS6 with video2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Are you on the right track? + Fuck Talent!Am I on the right track?Are you on the right track? + Fuck Talent!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is a thing people often wonder and think it's a complicated to find out, but it is actually pretty simple. It's a different question you need to ask yourself based on different topics.
As for: Fuck talent! You'll find it if you scroll down
Topic 1: Am I on the right track to becoming a better artist?
Does your work from today, look closer to your initial goal than your work from last week? (this needs to be both in skill and idea.)
Good skills: Honing your technique, training you muscle memory, being more knowledgeable about your tools and art rules. With art rules I mean: Perspective, form, light, texture, composition.
Good ideas: Storytelling, characteristics, charm, emotion and design. Not just making things look polished but also convey something more, something that brings it to life and speaks to pe
CritStop 03 - Art school vs self teaching?Greetings Concepteez!CritStop 03 - Art school vs self teaching?1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Apologies for missing out on the CritStop last week. I was at a weekend long concept-design workshop which didn't leave me with much time to do a post.
I might run down some of the things we did in the workshop in a future post, but this week I thought I would do something a little bit different. I have been getting quite a few queries over the last few weeks about making the choice between formal training courses such as university or college over that of self-teaching and using online resources and short courses. One of these was Nyte-Tyme who wrote:
"I mentioned before that I am currently attending a school called ------- University. So far, my first semester of a Junior year here has been bad. Art history classes (which I think are somewhat necessary) a Physics of Light and Color class. A web design class and a video and audio class which was essentially a film class after awhile. But I've been recently looking into C
Entrance - SpeedpaintingHi guys!Entrance - Speedpainting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's another practice piece.
It was really quick color sketch, just for capture the mood
You can watch whole process on Youtube:
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The 5 bullshit myths of concept art.Concept art is getting bigger and bigger. More people know what it is nowadays, it gets shown in the media more often and more books get released. This automatically results into more people wanting to become concept artists. So many artschools are now creating special courses all towards game art or concept art. (Game art can also include UI design, 3D modeling etc.).The 5 bullshit myths of concept art.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yet it is a fairly new thing to most people and the idea of "becoming a concept artist" has grown rapidly over such a short time that a lot of people who are new to it seem to get a lot of misguide info. I am going to try to list this misguided info and direct you to the correct info.
(Again I would always advise you to do your own research and form your own knowledge and not just simply agree with what you read online, not from anyone, not from me. Even though i'm right .. ofcourse. *wink *wink )
Creature Feature Contest; 1 Year Sub' to be won!Creature Feature Contest; 1 Year Sub' to be won!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to the 31st Concept World Contest, the Admins have been cooking up something special behind the scenes, now we're going to share it with you; it's time for a Creature Feature!
The Contest is to create an image for the new cover of the latest issue of Concepteez Magazine, and as such has extra bonus prizes such as a 1 Year Subscription to Deviantart.com.
The theme for this round will be: Cover Design; 'Creature'.
If you have suggestions for the theme, feel free to join us on Facebook as an alternative method of sharing your ideas. http://www.facebook.com/concepteez or post your suggestions in a comment below.
The winner and the contenders will see their work featured in our next Concepteez's issue. Make sure your work is of a high standard (a4 size) and save wip shots to be qualified.
The Winner will be Featured on the cover, Runners up will
Fundamentals of composition tutorial availableFundamentals of composition tutorial available5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Check it out here just $5 https://gumroad.com/l/BhyY
I cover everything I know on the subject in a simple and concise lecture with examples and demos for everything.
Winter is coming environment tutorial packWinter is coming environment tutorial pack5 months ago in Personal More Like This
https://gumroad.com/l/yNmk <--------- purchase here
-2hr 12m video tutorial
-3 psd files
- brushes used
-reference images used
-complimentary time lapse video of warm up painting
I paint two complete scenes with two different approaches. In the first part I'll use photo manipulation and paintovers, in the second part I paint from scratch.
Ill cover layering, brush techniques, and lighting while using reference. Also show a few style alterations of these scenes.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!