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Hey guys! First video of the week is about my process when creating a character design specifically for video games.

Have a great Monday!

Also putting this one up in case you missed it!

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Heyy 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!

You guys are awesome :hug: 

Heart Heart Hug Hug Dance! Dance! 

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!

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After references, textures and faces, the time comes for brushes. All inspirational, all useful!


Hair Brush Set for GIMP by jesuslover488448GIMP Swirls II Brushes by Project-GimpBCFeather Brushes by syang70Blood Brushes 02 By KeRen-R by Project-GimpBC
Screentones- 28 Brushes - GIMP 2.0 by ShiroiSinCellGIMP: Fingerprints by hawksmontGIMP Lace Brushes by Project-GimpBCMane and Tail brushes for gimp by horses-and-morestock
GIMP - 8 Hairbrushes by el-L-eNAntique Lace Set Two by surfing-antGimp 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
For #ArtHistoryProject Stock and Resources month.
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FINAL - March Poll Period * CLOSED

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 8, 2013, 6:17 AM


Hello dear members, watchers and visitors :wave:

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 :+fav:ING THIS BLOG will enter a draw to win 100 :points:. The participants may and should click the Favourite Button too - you have another chance to win more points!
And so you can have more possibilities to win I'll give 3 prizes of 100 points!
Vote and let your friends know about this voting!


(read careful, it's very simple)
*everyone can participate, you don't have to be a member of TheFavouriteShowcase.

1. Choose your favourite 3 works from below;

2. See the correspondent number before the thumb? Comment on this blog by writing the numbers of your favourite works, like this:

39, 45, 67

3. To have the possibility to win 100 :points: entering a draw, FAVE THIS BLOG!

4. You don't have to do anything else :thumbsup: This voting will be open until the 15th March! The winner will be announced on the 16th March.

Thank you for participating!

1...A Dream Created by Kezzi-Rose by Kezzi-Rose

2...Panja, in love? by morho by morho

3...C r i m s o n by Enalla by Enalla

:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz:Traditional Art
4...In Love by jankolas by jankolas

:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz:Traditional Art
5...Nemo's Surprise by SanderJansen by SanderJansen

:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz:Digital Art
6...Bill Kaulitz by Insolentia by Insolentia

7...Fisherman by Scorpidilion by Scorpidilion

8...Drop reflexions by JoaoPhotography by JoaoPhotography

:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz:Traditional Art
9...Blue Tit Drawing 2012 by JoannaMoory by JoannaMoory

:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz:Traditional Art
10...Oblivion by XRlS by XRlS

11...All I Need Is You by panna-cotta by panna-cotta

12...Brugge - A Joy Forever by siddhartha19 by siddhartha19

:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz:Traditional Art
13...Michael's Eye by Aty-S-Behsam by Aty-S-Behsam

:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz:Traditional Art
14...Wind of Heaven - watercolor by Giselle-M by Giselle-M

:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz:Digital Art
15...Little Cosette- Les miserables by GinebraCamelot by GinebraCamelot

:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz:Digital Art
16...The Fisherman's Dream by MBHenriksen by MBHenriksen

17...Disgustingly Cute 4 by xDx by xDx

:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz:Traditional Art
18...:bigthumb291666027: by AstridBruning

:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz:Digital Art
19...Snow Princess by ViviansPhotographs by ViviansPhotographs

:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz:Traditional Art
20...Bonsai by AmBr0 by AmBr0

Elsa, Egil21 :iconpinklilyplz: on behalf of  :iconthefavouriteshowcase:


This is a game of exposure, not a contest. You can ask for votes because the main objective is that many people see these pieces.

:iconthefavouriteshowcase: We :heart: to showcase your work!
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EDIT: 11/18/2014

So, as I said of tumblr, I want to thank everyone for their support! We collected almost 10000 through Indiegogo donation! I know it's far from what the goal is but don't worry! We are planing phase two of the campaign! We will not stop just because we didn't reach our goal out of a first try! :D We will fight until we finally get there!

To everyone who donated and shared the campaign: Thank you! Your support is what helped us get even this far, we really couldn't have done without you! ;u; As I said above, we will continue to fight until our goal is reached so we aren't stopping just yet!

I will update everyone once phase two starts and I will most likely reopen Special Order (and add new ideas for it). If I still owe you those, don't worry! I quite busy with the School Festival (which was a total success! The photo's are here! ) and now that it's over, I'm going to work on them during this and next week! :D Thank you for your patience!


NEW VIDEO!!! We finally reached over 5000, let's try to get as far as we can!! BIG THANKS TO EVERY SUPPORTERS WHO HELPED SO FAR!!


If still unable to donate, consider sharing this link, we will much appreciate it!



Fly-Sky-High's special offer!- CLOSED by Fly-Sky-High

  • Contribute to our INDGIEGOGO page
  • The given amount of contribution you donate allows you get a piece of work from me under the price I will set bellow.
  • All you have to do is show me proof of your contribution, like a screenshot of it being sent and such and you will get a price from me
  • Your screenshot and award you want to be drawn should be sent via notes.


  • Send 1$ and I will make you a sketch, same style (lines) as posted on this deviation and up to 3 characters in the pic (or you can offer more and get a sketch for each extra 1$ you send)
  • Send 10$ and you will get a lineart of up to 2 characters you order 
  • Send 20$ and I will lineart, color and cellshade a single character you order.



Let's talk about this briefly now-IMPORTANT

I was going post everything of what is going on but I figured I should make a video of it or at least a recording, it would be easier for your to understand (at least as far as my english goes lol)

To put it simply of what is going, the organization Sakurabana and it's club (counting in many activities that is happening there, as well as Mugen manga school which I attend to) is in big trouble. 
Sakurabana logo by Fly-Sky-High
They are the organizers of biggest Japanese pop culture convention on Balkans, Japanizam, as well as many mini events relating to same subject (Chibicon, Death Note or Berserk Day etc.), not to mention events with friendly games and gaming (video game tournaments, Fantasy Role Play days, card game tournaments etc.).

Japanese embassy and few others who support us still has their doors open to help but this is something beyond their power...

Current issue is manly spacing. I haven't talked about it here, but we moved couple of times for a past year and it seems like both cases will end on a bad note. The renting we pay for the space located in the center of the city (which is a necessity so everyone has a decent approach to the club, despite the higher prices on rent) is BEYOND EXPENSIVE, not to mention that neighbors keep blaming us for issues the old building has and pretty much has nothing to do with us, we are just easiest to blame because of "kids" and for being newbies there.

We've come to the point where paying for high rents and constantly being kicked out or yelled at by owners is no longer tolerable.

Luckily, the founders of the club (where I'm a member who helps as much as one can) are rather focused on solving the problem rather than confronting people who wouldn't even care as long as they get loads of money from us.

Our current goal is to collect enough money to buy our own space (apartment or a montage house or anything that is more available to us). One would think that's not a hard task but as much as support we get with Japanese embassy, according to law, they can't help us found a space where Sakurabana can be, only things relating to culture even if our club represents just that. NO ONE ELSE founds our club, the people that work there are all volunteered workers and they don't earn to keep this club alive. The money that club DOES earn all goes to anime merch, mangas for manga library and mini events I mentioned above. All for good fun to say it simply.

We can't even ask our country for help because when we did they could just say this to us: "To which political party do you belong to?" which is a real shame and I am ashamed everything in Serbia functions based on which party we are in (and there are plenty that hold big companies in their grasp and don't give a shit about those that they can't benefit from). They don't care about culture any more and am I not saying this because we are with this big problem but also looking on how other cultural programs are barely holding up, especially since my father is a teacher of folk dance so I understand the struggle.

I would mention a lot more things here but I said I will keep it short so I will mention all the details in the video.


Now, before you run off thinking "I'm sorry, I can't help, I'm as poor as you are *poofs a moth out of a wallet*" there is something you CAN DO to help us and doesn't involve just donating.


I am sure this is a subject anyone can relate to. I am sure many of you live in places where something as japanese pop culture (from anime and manga to music and culture aline) is not as well accepted and understand how rare it is to find someone who finds it interesting in local places and not just on the internet. We want to protect this place as it is a type of sanctuary, a place where we can gather and be tolerable toward one another, play games and learn together, discuss about things we love... we choose to come to this place instead of staying isolated at home feeling unaccepted by people around us (as personally and speaking for many friends, we were teased, bullied and mocked for our own interests we love). We want to keep Sakurabna and Japanizam alive as much as we can, even if it means giving our own effort and money to make it so because we love our "second home".

In the video, I will explain what Sakurabana means to me and how much it saved me, not even joking here.


  • If you wish to donate, so far we have this current working paypal e-mail:

    (please keep in mind this is an e-mail I used to get my commissions payment but it is no longer used for that, it belongs to the founder of the Sakurabana, Vortodox, who earlier kindly offered to help me earn something using his paypal. THIS E-MAIL IS NO LONGER USED FOR COMMISSIONS. It is now primary e-mail used ONLY FOR DONATION TO SAKURABANA CLUB FOR THE MENTIONED GOAL). Yes, this means I no longer have an e-mail for personal commissions but that is fine because Paypal will be in full function in our country (meaning we will be able to get and not just send money through it) starting October 8th. I will be getting my own paypal next month but this is not what is important now.
  • Despite mentioned above, I WILL BE DOING COMMISSIONS ONLY TO DONATE TO THE CLUB FROM NOW ON. Yes, it means cutting off my only way of earning something and giving it all to Sakurabana. THAT is how much this means to me! If you want, you can always commission me under current prices OR you can wait for a bit until I make a special event where I could make art giveaways for given amount of money you donate to Sakurabana. If you can suggest anything that can work for us both do comment and leave that suggest, I'm happy to consider anything that can help.
  • Donate on INDIEGOGO site!

  • For the locals, there will be a bank or a drawing account where you can donate money via deposit slip.
  • And finally, as mentioned above, SPREAD THE WORD! I will be honest, our country is a deep shit with economy as it is, all our hope is poured mostly from international incomes we can get as a donation. If you spread awareness (by copying or linking this journal, reblogining, posting on fb, your art pages, anything what works for you) then you can help us gain some more interest of other people who are willing to help even just a bit. Anything goes. I know this is hard as barely anyone reads about things that probably has nothing to do with them but at least keep this in mind: WE ARE DOING THIS FOR THE SAKE OF KEEPING SOMETHING THAT IS BARELY NOTABLE HERE ON BALKAN. WE WANT TO MAKE IT BIG SO ANYONE FROM ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD COULD COME VISIT OUR CONVENTION AND HAVE FUN INSTEAD OF KEEPING THE SPACE LIMITED AND SMALL DURING JAPANIZAM. WE ALREADY KNOW PEOPLE FROM VARIOUS EUROPIAN COUNTRIES COME HERE EVERY YEAR TO ENJOY A CONVENTION THEY PROBABLY DON'T HAVE IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY. THIS IS WHERE WE GATHER TO ENJOY SOMETHING WE ALL LOVE. PLEASE SUPPORT IT!
If you have anything you can suggest that can help us feel free to do so. You can also comment and suggest what I personally can do through art that can benefit both of us, instead of just giveaway I mentioned above. 

Thanks for reading! I will work on making a video which may help you guys understand more about this situation (and mostly from personal perspective).

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Journal Entry: Fri Dec 28, 2012, 4:43 PM

hi eveyone! I have a new contest!! >w< and now is for points but this is no just my contest is :iconxkynthiax:'s contest too XD and now here is everything you need to know about our contest :3 please read everything :3

Random Style!



1- :iconxkynthiax:' OC
her outfits
(naruto style) AIDA fullbody by xkynthiax
(casual style) .:commission 3:. by mariazinha-san Happy B'Day Aida x3 by SakuraKiel
(lolita style) :thumb340403709:
(halloween style) point commissions 12-7-1 by rika-dono

2- :iconsakurakiel: OC
her outfis
(naruto style) Nari Kiel by SakuraKiel (RTN style TDA Nari DL by SakuraKiel)
(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 please
3- every pic must to have a background, a simple bg like this Request for SakuraKiel by Lapia or something like this Comish sakurakiel by Hishousophy but it must to have a bg
4- no yuri or hentai XD nari and aida are friends no lovers ok XD and no content mature ok? XD
5- you can draw they in every way you want, they can be like in naruto style, inthe middle of a fight, or in lolita style like nari being the maid and aida her lady, or like valentine's day, whatever XD


1st place- 1000 points and 3 icons by :iconsakurakiel:
1 fullbody colored, 1 halfbody and 1 chibi by :iconxkynthiax:

2nd place-800 points and 2 icons by :iconsakurakiel:
1 halfbody colored and 1 chibi by :iconxkynthiax:

3rd place- 400 points and 1 icon by :iconsakurakiel:
1 chibi colored and 1 lineart by :iconxkynthiax:


Some examples of the draws that you can win
:iconxkynthiax:'s draws Kumo comission by xkynthiaxkyuuka and hanabira by xkynthiax cm: victoria by xkynthiaxpcm: hana by xkynthiaxi allways gonna love you by xkynthiax
:iconsakurakiel:'s icons Aiki and Naya Icon gift by SakuraKiel


informacion en espa;ol aqui Esp/Eng Contest Info(after everything in spanish I'm going to give some more information in english ok?)
hola a todos esta es la entrada en espa;ol de mi ultimo journal   uwu perdonen mi tardanza por el espa;ol esque no havia tenido tiempo uwu pero bueno aqui hay buenas explicasiones, la verdad aqui no tengo (tenemos) un tema en especial es random osea aleatorio XD que quiere decir nada en especifico XD
perdonen no soy buena explicando, el caso es que como bieron en el anterior journal eh habierto un concurso
el pimer premio ganara 1000 puntos + 3 iconos de mi asi como el que tengo y unos cuatos dibujos de mi amiga :iconcynthia-elizabeth: (tooodoos los ejemplos estan en el anterior journal, claro el primer premio y segundo tienen la opcion de pedir 3 meses de premium membership + los puntos de sobra que tiene el premio pero igual el 3 lugar tambien ganara 400 o 500 si llego a tener suerte de conseguir mas puntos XD asi que almenos para mi seria tentadora la oferta XD

Graphics by luzhikaru
CSS by Anysayuri
Mini thumb code by thespook
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Here is the first vid of the week! Hope you guys like it :0

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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.

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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.

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 :D

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Force Awakens by skyrace

It seems the Force has truly Awoken, at least it has here on DeviantArt.

It has been one week since the teaser trailer for the first of the Disney owned Star Wars movies was released. Twitter and Facebook nearly broke under the deluge of postings of the trailer and frame by frame commentary of it. Each commentator hoping to spot something everyone else had missed.

Meanwhile on the far distant planet of DeviantArt, the community was drawing and designing up a storm of material. Where else could you possibly go and see hundreds of pieces of awesome art be rendered and posted in just one week?

The hopes and dreams of two generations are hoping for this feature to respark the wonder the original film inspired back in 1977. Based on what we have seen posted here on DeviantArt this week we can only presume those hopes and dreams are going to keep growing.

Now, we know you saw the trailer. Admit it, more than once.

Everyone of course is asking the simplest of questions, why is the Imperial Stormtrooper on the run?

We won’t really know until well into next year… and that’s way too long to wait because we are the spoiled children of modern generations accustomed to instant gratification in all things pop. So we have for you a dilemma, a conundrum, A CHALLENGE.

Do you have the creative mind of a “Star Wars” imagineer? When you see the young man, sweating, breathing heavily, running in the desert of some nameless planet, running from something… do scenarios begin taking shape in your head? Do questions demand answers? Is he actually a stormtrooper, or is he disguised to escape stormtrooper captivity? Is he a deep undercover agent of the Federation who’s just had his cover blown? Is he a once loyal soldier of the Empire who saw something he shouldn’t have seen, something that now has him trying to defect to the Federation, something that has generated his death warrant?

Open your mind to the all–powerful creative storytelling streams of The Force, and write a few paragraphs of the story you see developing… because a year is just too long to wait.

Your Thoughts

  1. Can you name who said all the above quotes? For extra brownie points, name the movie they’re from.
  2. What is your favorite Star Wars quote?

It has been one week since the teaser trailer for the first of the Disney owned Star Wars movies was released. Twitter and Facebook nearly broke under the deluge of postings of the trailer and frame by frame commentary of it. Each commentator hoping to spot something everyone else had missed.

Meanwhile on the far distant planet of DeviantArt, the community was drawing and designing up a storm of material. Where else could you possibly go and see hundreds of pieces of awesome art be rendered and posted in just one week? The hopes and dreams of two generations are hoping for this feature to respark the wonder the original film inspired back in 1977. Based on what we have seen posted here on DeviantArt this week we can only presume those hopes and dreams are going to keep growing. It seems the Force has truly Awoken, at least it has here on DA.

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