So you want to be a concept artist?Hey guys, took a while to post these but here they are, the 2 videos for this week!So you want to be a concept artist?6 days ago in Personal More Like This
First one is a talk about the job of a concept artist and what its all about, plus tips on how to improve your designs and better self critique your work.
Second one if a time-lapse of the whole process including coloring, have a good weekend!
Mentorship Project - Assignment #2 SilhouettesSo remember the time I said I'd post the assignment up really quick like? I'm a horrible liar and I am sorry.Mentorship Project - Assignment #2 Silhouettes1 year ago in Personal More Like This
SO anyway let's get this thing officially rolling! YEAH! Before work pulls me into the abyss again.
We're going to be working on silhouettes!
ex: http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/Elyzius/cartoon_silhouettes.gif , http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m173a59xhg1qcbajko1_1280.jpg
A silhouette is the image of a person, an object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single colour, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject.
"When an object's silhouette is difficult to make out, we have a tough time keeping track of what we're seeing. It's why so many comics and drawings use the visual shorthand out outlining figures and objects. The shades and values of an object are secondary to the basic shape when it comes to recognition. As such, effectively managing silhouettes is a vital tool for visual narratives." - Aaron Diaz
Notice how you can probably easil
VideosHey all! Sorry I have been so quiet! been swamped. I want to share some videos with youVideos4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Nintendo Characters Reimagined Through FigurinesNintendo Characters Reimagined Through Figurines3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Donald Kennedy of Kody Koala is an artist based in El Paso, Texas. He has been creating custom toys and figures for almost 7 years. Below are some of his creations.
"I came in like a chain chomp!"
Zombie Luigi vs Mario by kodykoaalPrincess Peach Zombie by kodykoaal
Princess Peach's Lair by kodykoaalZombie Hunter Toadette Figure by kodykoaal
Zombie Gameboy Color by kodykoaal
Kodykoala's Kirby Eats Mario by kodykoaal
Mario Christmas Tree Figure by kodykoaalToad House Christmas Figure by kodykoaal
Bowser's Battle Suit by kodykoaal
Super Mario's Gun by kodykoaal
Cyborg Donkey Kong by kodykoaal
Rockem Sockem Robots Megaman Edition by kodykoaal
DronesApr 10, 2013by techgnoticDrones1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around the world, to op-ed pages debating national security vs. non-juridical “just
Letter From My Art TeacherThis is amazing! Going through my bank statements I found a folder of items my parents kept throughout my years of school. In it I found an appreciation letter my High School art teacher made for my parents. Check it out below... Oh and my real name is Christopher.Letter From My Art Teacher2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To whom it may concern:
I have Known Christopher for the past 4 years. I have found him to be thoughtful and thorough. This is evident in all written work as well as the projects he did for class. More than once he came into the art room to get help on proportion or values (shading) during lunch break or before school. He seems very eager to learn.
Christopher has a natural curiosity and always wants to improve. He took art classes more than once. I remember how surprised he was the first time I asked if I could put one of his drawings in an art show. After class he asked, "is it really good enough to be in an ar
Twilight the UnicornAnimated by a fellow team member and friend! http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvelopeBronyTwilight the Unicorn2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Go watch! Parody of Charlie the Unicorn by Secret Agent Bob.
How it began :)First of thank you Theta Helion for the three month. Totally unexpected and thoroughly appreciatedHow it began :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I get asked a lot how I have surrounded myself with a nice array of models. It truly is very hard to do in the beginning. Sites like model mayhem are good but can be mind numbing. So how did it all happen?
As a young man, I fell in love with hooters wings. Everywhere I travelled, I made it a point to check out the "local" hooters. Now this was in my late teens, early twenties. Fast forward to two years ago. I had started doing the model mayhem thing and there I found a few women and it was cool but hard at the same time. I had just started shooting and had zero port. Luckily though there are a lot of women who want to be models and if your not a total freak and weird you can shoot them. Still wasn't satisfied.
So I went up to the local hooters and it hit me. Tons of women, most gorgeous, build a good rep and bam it might work haha. So Abe and I talked one into coming into the studio
30 Day Fanart ChallengeSo this dA account is supposed to be my fanart account (Although for the most part it's just been my Despicable Me fanart account) but I always meant to do some fanart for other things I like too, so I'm creating this meme. It's basically for anyone who wants to do it, but I'm going to be doing it too.30 Day Fanart Challenge3 years ago in Personal More Like This
* Draw one piece of fanart every day. Can be as simple or as complicated as you like.
*Fanart can be of anything in books, movies, video games, manga, anime, television and comic books but each day has to be dedicated to something different, not the same book, movie, video game etc.
That's it, it's pretty open.
Point CommissionsYeah, opening these up. Maybe someone'll be interested.Point Commissions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sketches*: 2 Points
Examples: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_maj439GkAT1qlfzmzo2_500.png http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9e3jqyvHy1qlfzmzo1_500.png http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m93azkIR4F1qlfzmzo1_500.png http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8vurxanWO1qlfzmzo1_500.png (NSFW)
Additional characters: +1 Point
*Sketches will be cleaner than this.
Lineart: 5 Points
Additional Characters: +3 Points
Flat Colors: 7 Points
Additional Characters: +4 Points
Fully Shaded: 10 Points
Examples: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mad28zcz8v1qlfzmzo1_500.png http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma2ij3kf1c1qlfzmzo1_500.png
Additional Characters: +5 Points
Adding a background: + 10 Points
WHAT YOU DO
Please send me a note with your request, and please be as specific as possible. Relationsh
Tutorial - Game character designHey guys! First video of the week is about my process when creating a character design specifically for video games.Tutorial - Game character design3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Have a great Monday!
Also putting this one up in case you missed it!
Painting with values - TutorialHeyy guyss just wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for all the birthday wishes, while there was no way I could reply to all of them, I certainly read them all!Painting with values - Tutorial3 months ago in Personal More Like This
You guys are awesome
Second news of the day: I updated my Youtube channel art AND name, yes name, to better match the art tutorial website I've been working on with a couple friends in the past months.
Anyways, I say everything that I can in this video, check it out!
And here is a tutorial on painting with values, hope you like!
Need brushes?After references, textures and faces, the time comes for brushes. All inspirational, all useful!Need brushes?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Gimp Anim. Grass Brushes Set by LJFHutch
13 Blending and Texturing Brushes by god-headFree PS Grass Brushes 2 by s10889 Paint Splatter Brushes by Miss-deviantE:thumb335492192:
Bark brushes - Photoshop by Autlaw:thumb200310505:Velvetcat's Brush Set_2 by velvetcat
Old Paper Brushes III by lailomeielOrnamental Shapes - Brush Pack by SyaReal Media Mini Brush Set by StalcryBrushes Set 01 by Elsouille
Border Brush 3 by wantingtobreakfreeAntique Lace Brushes by Scully7491My watercolor brushes by muttiy
Lace brushes by Myruso:thumb276107668:Grunge Corner Brush Pack by midnightstouch
Tutorial - How to draw foldsHere is the first vid of the week! Hope you guys like it :0Tutorial - How to draw folds3 months ago in Personal More Like This
CONTEST!!hi eveyone! I have a new contest!! >w< and now is for points but this is no just my contest is :iconcynthia-elizabeth:'s contest too XD and now here is everything you need to know about our contest :3 please read everything :3CONTEST!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
YOU'LL HAVE TO DRAW AIDA Y NARI IN YOUR ENTRY OK!?
1- :iconcynthia-elizabeth:' OC
2- :iconsakurakiel: OC
(naruto style) (RTN style )
(casual style) outfit XD by SakuraKiel Prom Gown by SakuraKiel
(lolita style) kuroshitsuki cosplay by SakuraKiel :thumb340403215:
(halloween style) point commissions 12-7-2 by rika-dono
(other style) point commissions 10-4 by rika-dono
1-you must draw nari and aida in all the pics you want to do, we don't care about the pose, style or anything
2- no edits, bases or sketchs plea
Final Fantasy VII Loveless ACT 1-5PrologueFinal Fantasy VII Loveless ACT 1-53 years ago in Personal More Like This
When the war of the beasts brings about the world's end
The goddess descends from the sky
Wings of light and dark spread afar
She guides us to bliss, her gift everlasting
Infinite in mystery is the gift of the goddess
We seek it thus, and take it to the sky
Ripples form on the water's surface
The wandering soul knows no rest
There is no hate, only joy
For you are beloved by the goddess
Hero of the dawn, Healer of worlds
Dreams of the morrow hath the shattered soul
Pride is lost
Wings stripped away, the end is nigh
My friend, do you fly away now?
To a world that abhors you and I?
All that awaits you is a somber morrow
No matter where the winds may blow
My friend, your desire
Is the bringer of life, the gift of the goddess
Even if the morrow is barren of promises
Nothing shall forestall my return
My friend, the fates are cruel
There are no dreams, no honour remains
The arrow has left the bow of the goddess
My soul, corrupted by vengeance
Cel-Shading tutorialHello!Cel-Shading tutorial2 weeks 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.
.:The Templars in Assassin's Creed Black Flag:.The chaos in the Caribbean at the time that elapses Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag allows to the Templars take the opportunity to increase its influence in the region. In our history, this secret sect includes historical figures like Governor Woodes Rogers and the pirate Benjamin Hornigold. Due to the political turmoil of the time, Edward Kenway will have to see what's behind the masks of these public figures to progress as Assassin. Both officers and criminals have ulterior motives and doesn't always act with bad intentions. The governor of Havana, Laureano de Torres y Ayala, is one of those enemies and he's Templar..:The Templars in Assassin's Creed Black Flag:.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Speedpaint in Verve!Here is an hour long painting I did in Verve to see if it could produce something decent in it... not bad! I really love the more traditional look. Always wished Photoshop had something like this. Still pretty tricky to work in Verve and it feels very limited still but for an alpha version its fucking awesome.Speedpaint in Verve!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
And if you missed it, here is an overview of the features you can find in Verve, a new GPU based painting program I discovered recently. The developer is working on it at the moment so it's still in early alpha, but still shaping out to be quite interesting
FINAL - March Poll Period * CLOSED:icontransparentplz:FINAL - March Poll Period * CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello dear members, watchers and visitors
This is the new way to find our winner of our POLL SYSTEM: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED of this period!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins a 3 months sub, our usual prize.
Follow the RULES to VOTE...AND EVERYONE VOTING and ING THIS BLOG will enter a draw to win 100 . The participants may and should click the Favourite Button too - you have
Cool, Check These Pokemon OutStuff I SayCool, Check These Pokemon Out2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is very heart warming to see other artists inspired by my works. The greatest compliment is to see someone else mimic you and that certainly holds true. If I missed any one's piece inspired by me, just leave a link to it in the comments and I'll throw it up here. Check these out.
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A little stressed...Personal Art?What? I hardly know the meaning of the word anymore XDA little stressed...Personal Art?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, I've been finding myself a little stressed these past few weeks...I am trying to transfer colleges, my brother moved out for college, I have so much work...everything is just so stressful.
And then I looked back on my workload for the summer and realized that I really haven't created anything for myself. Art is really what keeps me going and feeling happy...the fact that I haven't really taken any time for myself this summer was quite a bummer. I just want one piece to hang up in my room to call my own.
I'm not making this journal to whine though! Quite the opposite. I found myself sketching out a large dragon on a piece of 24inch bristol board this morning, and I knew I wanted to finish him This project could take a few days, but I am hell-bent on getting it done. It really would be nice to finish him and have something big all to myself It seems like all of the big works I create nowad
Halo: The Fallen TeaserVideo embedded below.Halo: The Fallen Teaser2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is this, I don't even...Guys, I...I don't know.What is this, I don't even...10 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's from Yugioh. But...seriously? This is the monster design they were going for with this guy? Couldn't the dragon head be on his tail or something?
I know the Japanese can be weird at times, but really, guys? Who got wasted on the sake to make this monster?
I think I'm gonna go cuddle with Neltharion. Because that scares me.