DA's Insular Taste PhenomenonIt's been quite a while since I wrote a preachy "THINK ABOUT YO' ART"-type journal, and some of my newer watchers may not know that this is a particular(ly annoying) habit of mine. This is a subject I've had on my mind for quite some time for a number of reasons, and it's recently coalesced into a semi-soluble form so here we go. (As an aside- this journal does have some recycled ideas from a previous post of mine, but obviously I hadn't really said everything I wanted to on the subject.)DA's Insular Taste Phenomenon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's no mystery that I love this website. I came in at the tail end of the pre-critique wonder years, when the internet discovered and exploited that, yes, we don't always produce the highest quality art here. There's a lot of unpleasantness directed towards DeviantArt. At RISD, I made a point to never mention that I had an account here, because of the looks of disgust I would get haha and people would think about me differently. It was
worst 1st day of schoolthis kid sat next to me and i said hiworst 1st day of school2 years ago in Personal More Like This
he started laughing and i ask what was so funny
well he said that i look Asian and that i have braces
i said so and he said that its most unattractive thing he has
hes a jerk!!! >:T
then the rest of the day was fine <3
might go to a comic con with my friends >:3
journal testttttttjust testin' out the new journal and stuffjournal testtttttt2 years ago in Personal More Like This
nothing fancy or aything poooopp
thankyousomuch :iconUmui: for the membersipppp
you so niceee
so yeahyu dont haveto comment on this if you don want to, it just text ya dig?
i was going to go to bed...but then....i was going to go to bed...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i was like
''ill make some cereal''
and then i went to the kitchen at 6 am when everyone was asleep.
and i got the box of cereal out
the bowl the spoon
took it to my room
and made it in my room
then i took a bite.
''huh. this is all really unneccassary''
MLP:FiM streaming--EDITEDIT--MLP:FiM streaming2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Starting in 5 minutes!
Well, I'm done for now!
Jeez, we watched 9 episodes.
Be sure to come to my next stream where I'll be showing episodes 10 and up!
We'll meet at my stream at 9:30 PM EST.
Also, I thought it was really funny that :iconFggt-smile: made this song based off of the theme song:
"my little gabbit my little gabbit aha ahh ahhh ahhh my little gabbit i never used to stream before my little gabbit untill you all shared its wonders with me lots of laughs tons of fun a wonderful time awesome and cool sharing links its an awesome its an easy stream and loling makes it all complete YEAH my little gabbit do you know how long ive been here..."
The "Gabbit" think is a joke, btw.
My friend Summer made a typo and it stuck for the rest of the night.
OH AND also also,
apparently I'm Fluttershy, Phoebe is Rainbow Dash, Ed is Rarity, Joey is Twilight Princess, and Summer is Apple Jack (since she has just the most adorable southern accent).
We still need a Pinky Pie,
Cool.Now you can fave journals if you are a beta tester!<3Cool.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Long lost clip of awesomeI finally found this again http://www.youtube.com/watch?vHKdaqLysAYLong lost clip of awesome2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I love it forever and ever
Get to know you taggGet to know you tagg1 month ago in Personal More Like This
1. Full name:
- H. M. (I DO NOT LIKE MY NAME SO NOH)
3. Birth Date:
- June 9th
4. Birth Place:
- Multimedia student
7. Primary School:
- Jõhvi Gymnasium
8. High School:
- Narva Vocational Training Centre
- None Yet
10. Eye Colour:
11. Hair Colour:
12. Currently Living in:
- Orange juice, apple juice, strawberry milk
- Avicii, Renard Queenston, Funeral Suits, Calvin Harris, Chase & Status, Macklemore, Studio Killers, ETC ETC ETC. I like a lot of different things oh gosh.
- Funeral suits - All those friendly people;
We are trees - Sunset Sunrise;
- I like Burton movies nyuh
18. TV Show:
- an Estionian TV show called " Kättemaksu Kontor"
- No, no books
iTards is backWanna fight about it?iTards is back2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's right, after a huge slump in collabing we're back into it IB
Thanks to these
^ Right there. IB
We are doing a mini 'project' where we are drawing our Orikeros in the same style. We already have one there now :'D
GO AND SEE IT IB
We will be updating more on there, So please watch and donate<33 ;U;
Icon giveaway~ -CLOSED-IT'S CLOSED NOW~Icon giveaway~ -CLOSED-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'LL DO THE DRAWING AND UPDATE YOU GUYS THE WINNER >w
9 Must follow blogs for artists and illustrators.The internet is a wonderful resource for artists and illustrators. I have picked out my ten favourite blogs that I like to follow. These blogs are all pearls of information, resources and helpful lessons on art and illustration so if you are not already following them, you really should check them out!9 Must follow blogs for artists and illustrators.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Gurney Journey - http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/ is maintained by Imaginative Realism master James Gurney. James Gurney shares with us his journey in art work, he blogs about a wide variety of topics, all related to the visual world. His blog has also inspired two high recommendable books on how to paint.
2. Muddy Colors - http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/ is an illustration collective by 13 professional artists and illustrators, mainly working in the field of Imaginative Reali
it's all about work!Every day i hear how talented I am - I think this is a incorrect. I think that talent is confused with work. I do believe there is talent in every artist, but it is only 5%- you see when we were younger we all drew the same. As we got older, many people stopped trying to draw due to comments, lack of interest or what ever other reason they put there. The others that continued, like all things learned that it is 95% work, frustration, tears, anger, determination, persistence, practice, practice, practice, & more practice that allows them to create the artwork you see. Many people just grade the artist on the end result, in reality they missed the struggle and battle that truly defines the piece created. I enjoy the 5% talent I see around me yet I respect the 95% dedication that these great artist put out that makes their works fantastic. I believe anyone can learn to draw- they just have to want it bad enough. and that means that they are willing to show us by putting the effort in to iit's all about work!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
5 Great Podcasts for Artists and IllustratorsFor about two years I have been a big fan of listening to art podcasts while doing my artwork. In that time I have listened my way through many, many hours of illustrators sharing advice and experiences. There are some really informative gems out there and there are some more laid back, but still entertaining podcasts. All of them have one thing in common - they are for artists by artists. If you are an art student who is looking for a glipse into what working as an illustrator is actually like I would even more so recommend that you try out some of these links and give it a listen, you will learn a lot.5 Great Podcasts for Artists and Illustrators1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. The Ninja Mountain Podcast - http://ninjamountain.blogspot.com/The Ninja Mountain Podcast has over a 100 episodes on its back. It is a casual, light hearted but also informative podcast with that catch phrase 'For Artist, by Artist' - the panel changes from episode to episode and as a result you
Caring about your own workDuring my second semester of foundation at Pratt institute I had a very interesting drawing teacher named Douglas Wirls. One my last day of class, where we had our final review he told me something that will stick with me forever. Professor Wirls said to me:Caring about your own work2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"It is your responsibility as an artist to care about your own work. It is a responsibility you have to your work, that you MUST care about it and seek to improve it, because no one else is ever going to care about it as much as you. No one else is as personally engaged in it as you are, so if you give up, that is entirely on you. No one is going to stop you one way or another, it is all on you. It is YOUR responsibility."
It made me think, and although it has only been less than a year since he said this to me I have often reminded myself and taken solace in it. Perhaps during the early years of learning, this reminder is most valuable.
It can be an incredibly frustrating path to improve your artistic skillset. Sometimes the penci
10 Inspiring Quotes about Art1. As an artist your first loyalty is to your art. Unless this is the case, you're going to be a second-rate artist. "10 Inspiring Quotes about Art11 months ago in Personal More Like This
- Margaret Atwood
2. You must master fundamentals, but you can never do so by watching another man paint."
- Andrew Loomis, Figure Drawing for All it's Worth
3. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely."
- Oscar Wilde
4. The practice of art is not to make a living, It is to make your soul grow."
- Kurt Vonnegut
5. Nothing is original. This is good because humans are forgetful. We need to be told things often and in different ways to remember."
- Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist
6. Only you can give the world your unique viewpoint."
- Neil Gaiman
7. Allow yourself to feel good about your work. Otherwise there is no point to doing it. If you never feel good about it, then you are just torturing yourself and then it is not worth it."
8. Only by struggling courageously against what seem like overwhelming odds can
Artistic Growth: Making of Morgan Le FaySometimes it just takes a while to get it right.Artistic Growth: Making of Morgan Le Fay11 months ago in Personal More Like This
In early 2011 I began a piece I back then called 'Fairy' - I had an idea of this alien looking woman staring into the vast emptiness with a slightly lost look on her face. Her main feature was to be her brilliant blue eyes. I started the piece and I had fun with it for a little while but then I got incredibly frustrated because I was unable to transfer the image in my head onto the wacom tablet.
The early, abandoned piece.
A year later I was looking through my folder of pieces from 2011 and found the abandoned file. I decided to pick up on it again and see if I could make something of it. At first I felt inspired by an old German Oil Painting by Christian Seybold (1695-1768) - a portrait of an old woman.
Alte Frau by Christian Seybold (1695-
New article for Muddy ColorsAbout curves ans linesNew article for Muddy Colors1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Much Ado about ScorchHey Scorch fans! *claps hands together* …I~M CRU~EL… for not updating or never even mentioning what's happened to Scorch. But you know what I love about you guys, is that you're STILL talking about it after all these years.Much Ado about Scorch7 months ago in Personal More Like This
As some of you may know, back in 2004, when I started going to college, I began drawing early concepts for Scorch. Halloween of 2007 those fun little ideas first materialized as an experimental webcomic that I put on SmackJeeves and DrunkDuck. What started as a fun project, to my surprise and joy, ended up growing a pretty diehard audience and some loyal fans. As Scorch was really starting to take off, I thought it might be time to take it seriously and submit it to a publishing company.
Unfortunately, personal life tragedy struck before anything came of this. After getting my heart broken a few times all production stopped and I kind of went on an existential trip down the rabbit hole. It was a several years long 'tragic' adventure, which somehow… I managed to surv
Inspiring art, part 03.Okay so it's time to pimp some great art again. Just look at these! They're gorgeous! All of these pieces have given some kind of inspiration to me... They inspire me to draw my own works and I really think there's nothing better than managing to do a piece of art that inspires others.Inspiring art, part 03.1 week ago in Personal More Like This
spiderman by ~peerroCommission 4 by ~homopopsDangerous game by ~mathioleNokipoika by ~Silppurihope and culture by ~astronautboysoh he's fine by ~CoriantenInk Grus grus by ~MyrntaiLantern by ~pepperinTwenty-eight Sugars by *EnraaaTHE FALL by ~Haeym+Louhi+ by ~TankeroComing Home by ~Hilmuwhere's my husband. by ~Keokusleepy january by ~hae-riWolves ver. 1 by ~anxiolyticsVultures by ~deadumsuntitled 7 by ~nhienan
If you want to see more art that inspir
The Handy Resources JournalThis journal will be a collection of images, articles, and guides that I've found handy for drawing. I hope you find them useful, too.The Handy Resources Journal1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please note that this journal is a work in progress. I will add to it when I can and edit where needed.
=Jeff-H has created a series of excellent guides for human anatomy. I recommend studying them.
The best piece of artistic advice I've been given when proportioning a human figure is this: The thigh area (from hip [not waist] to knee) is approximately the same length as the torso (hip to shoulder). I see so many humans drawn too short or too tall without the torso to match.
See how short the legs are? http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs50/i/2009/327/a/8/Anime_body_tutorial_pg3_by_lene_x.jpg
Still don't believe me? Bring your knee up to your shoulder and try to keep your back as straight as possible. It should reach about to your collarbone.
eso! eso! -celebra- historias~Holi mundo bello xD ¡Sólo me falta dar la prueba de historia y mando todo a la conchesumami :iconlaplz:eso! eso! -celebra- historias~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hoy les vengo a contar mi mala pata de la mañana xD
Ayer me acosté toda irritada porque hoy me tocaba dar prueba de lenguaje y las guías que entraban (porque mis profes son tan pajeros que te dan guías y luego haces la pruebas y son EXACTAMENTE iguales) se me quedaron el colegio :'D o sea que chao con la idea de aprenderme de memoria las respuestas, más encima, como no tengo cable anoche no me tocó(?) ver el capi de the walking dead >:'c
Así que hoy amanecí como una zombie fumada, con los ojos rojos y mareada (me pregunto seriamente si hice algo anoche de lo que no me acuerde) y con la cabeza zumbando porque justo hoy, a mi linda madre no se qúe weá le dio por prender el equipo de música de la pieza y despertarme con una linda cumbia villera :iconwthplz:
Casi le tiré un zapato XD
La cosa es que ya me levanté, casi me caigo de hoci del camarote y me vesti y weas, la cosa es que estaba
Are you an Introvert?I am! This explains me very well!Are you an Introvert?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
10 myths about being an Introvert:
Myth #1 – Introverts don't like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don't talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won't shut up for days.
Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don't interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don't worry about being polite.
Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don't see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.
Myth #4 – Introverts don't li