I quit.I quit freelancing: http://www.noahbradley.com/blog/2013/i-quit/I quit.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The good news is that this means much, much more personal work. I'm working on creating my own world. I try to keep most of my DA postings as just finished paintings, though. If you're interested in seeing more sketches and thoughts behind this project, I encourage you to follow me on one of these other sites:
Thanks--I'm excited to see where this journey takes me!
Premium Content and how I feel about making moneyHalloPremium Content and how I feel about making money3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's a new feature called premium content that allows users to make file downloads available for a charge. This seems to be something with a vast range of different possibilities that range from quite nice to to quite lame. Of course we are all always against commercialization and sell-outs and everything and don't want things to change but there are some interesting options here.
Obviously everyone is going to know whether or not this is something he or she could use and how much sense it's going to make for what you do specifically but there's two points I want to adress.
I always thought it was lame when people sell stuff like brushes or psd files. This is probably just my personal opinion and many will certainly disagree for valid reasons, but I think, if you make some brushes, and you ask money for something as tiny as that, you are lame. Sorry. Actually, the point here is not that it will kill someone to pay like one buck for something tiny, it's just that it change
Tip of the Day: Creative vs Competitive thinkersTip of the day: The creative thinker has more potential than competitive thinker. For every competitive thinking winner, there are many competitive losers. With creative thinkers there is room for many winners. Competitive thinking encourages secrets. Creative thinking encourages sharing.Tip of the Day: Creative vs Competitive thinkers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So don't aim to be competitive unless it's with yourself. Instead aim to be creative!
Sending positive vibes to everyone!
Creepy DeviantsCreepy Deviants2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When your work is DECLINED WITHOUT EXPLANATION, is because it was in THE WRONG FOLDER.
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Tip of the Day: PurposeTip of the Day: When you have a purpose, you stand by it. Something special happens when you show an undying drive to achieve a goal.Tip of the Day: Purpose2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: Working on YOUTip of the Day: Work on how you are and not how you APPEAR. You can fool everyone for a while but it all catches up in the end.Tip of the Day: Working on YOU3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
PS. We will be coming to San Francisco for the Schoolism LIVE workshop on April 27-28 --> http://www.schoolism.com/workshop-san-francisco/
OCT 101 (2012) EDITDisclaimer: this is not a personal attack against any OCT's, oct admins, or conduct of oct admin teams in general. These are observations, thoughts, and tips that I felt should be taken into consideration when one decides they want to run an OCT in hopes that it makes things a little easier for people.OCT 101 (2012) EDIT3 years ago in Personal More Like This
FURTHER DISCLAIMER: every oct is different, someone doing things differently from the norm is not bad. These are all merely tools and guidelines meant to help. I've heard a lot about personal attacks being made using both my posts about OCT's as a way of bullying and pushing around the admins of other Tournament groups, and I do not condone it in the slightest. I'd like to apologize for anyone that has had that done to them.
For those who need more information!
"What is an OCT? An OCT, or 'original comic tournament'/'original character tournament' is a sort of contest in which an artist enters a character.
That character is paired off against another artist's charact
Art FearTLDR: You have to give yourself permission to suck.Art Fear3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just wrote up a new blog post about the Pokemon stuff I've been doing and grappling with paralyzing art-fear:
I'll probably post some of the pokemans around here soon!
Goblins vs. Gnomes ChallengeGoblins vs. Gnomes Challenge11 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Create Your Own Mischievous Goblin or Gnome!
The battle has been declared. Side with either the cunning and dangerous Goblins o
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 03.2 years 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 pepperin
THE FALL by Haeym+Louhi+ by TankeroComing Home by Hilmuwhere's my husband. by Keoku Wolves ver. 1 by anxiolyticsVultures by deadumsuntitled 7 by nhienan
If you want to see more art that inspir
CONTESTANTS ASSEMBLE!!! (contest date change ))Update: New journalCONTESTANTS ASSEMBLE!!! (contest date change ))3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Almost home! We are now reaching the final week of the contest, it ends on September 9th ^^ hopefully everything will go as planned okay, I want you guys to give me a break tomorrow, not cause I got a buncha stuff to do but because I've declared it a....SPAM DAYYYYY!!! WHOOHOOOO!!!! I find chibis easier to draw a color than the stick poles I call OC'S XD especially the ones without hands ^^ oh! I didn't answer back to those messages cause I wanted teh know what I had to do, so I'm not ignoring anyone!!! :iconhurrplz: yep! And uhhhh that's it! Have fun tomorrow y'all...:iconicameplz:
Sooooo we're finally in Illinois!! I'm half nauseous and about teh faint...always nice XD were gonna spend the day at Navy Pier ^^ I've been there before but I think I was like nine XD I have to remember I gotta see this as the place I'm gonna live at in a few months and not as a tourist D: the time difference is gonna be weird...:iconwthplz: XD
Oh! As for
Two new videos! Photoshop's 'Blend if' feature!Hey everyone, I made a couple of new tutorials that are now up on YouTube! They explain Photoshop's "Blend If" sliders and why you should be using them if you aren't already. They're kind of a hidden feature, but they'll make your life a million times easier. Enjoy!Two new videos! Photoshop's 'Blend if' feature!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
so about ravine.so...time to talk ravineso about ravine.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
the book tanked...
and i mean the book tanked hard.
we are talking about 5000% losses on effort versus profit XD
on book 2 i received profits that would usually pay for me making 5 pages of a comic. ravine was a 160 page book
so... where do i take it from here
do i quit?
the book is good. i have no doubts about that. book 2 is far better than book 1 and book 3 will surpass them both
but the facts are simple. the book never found an audience.
so i have made a decision
i will apply to ravine the same approach i have done with sunstone
true, i never had any intention of publishing sunstone and it was the fans demand that made me make that decision. and you know what?
fans stepped up!
in fact the way things are going there is a good chance i will in late 2015 onward focus on sunstone very intensively. fans have more than earned it, and for that they have my most sincere gratitude
and now, i am going to do the same with ravine.
Why are we slower?About a month ago I finally got to meet an art hero of mine, Klaus Janson, a well known pro who's been in the industry for over 30 years. A mutual friend introduced us, and we hit it off right away. The group of us went through the Village hitting pub after pub, and soon I was drunk enough to ask Klaus something that had been bugging me.Why are we slower?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I asked him if modern comic artists are, on average, slower than we used to be. He said yes, and I agreed.
From the Golden Age until the 80s, pencillers were generally expected to turn in at least two pages a day, while an inker was expected to turn in around 3-4. There were a handful of exceptions, I'm sure, but most of the artists could pump out pages like human printing presses. In the current comic industry, it's completely reversed: while a handful of artists can still hit this speed, the vast majority can't. Pencillers today struggle to produce a page-per-day, while inkers (those who still ink with ink) are hitting around 2.
So what happened? I'v
Tip of the Day: Nothing works better...Tip of the Day: Everyone knows of some brilliant individuals that don't amount to as much of their potential. We also know some people that might not have been the best but have drastically improved and are now doing amazing.Tip of the Day: Nothing works better...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nothing works better than persistent hard work & common sense.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
New Rules of the contest.The contest has started! Go and submit. http://legend-of-korra.deviantart.com/gallery/39398004New Rules of the contest.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You must be a member of this group before you can enter the contest.
You must have it in the right folder to enter it.
The submission must follow the rules of the group and dA itself.
New You are allowed one at a time. (fanfiction, Art and cosplay)
The cast of The Legend of Korra must be the main focus of the entry but others Avatar characters can be in it as well.
New You can have the characters doing anything you want as long as it's appropriate (NO sex, drugs and violence)
You must make the entire piece. Stolen artwork will not be accepted. Period!
Be creative and don't steal other's ideas.
New Comics are allowed and the limit is One.
New Crossovers are ok. As long as its korra related. (examples: Korra is dressed like Harry Potter)
[Point Right] AND HAVE FUN!!!
This is were the submissions to the c
Commissions InfoLAST UPDATED: 17 May 2012Commissions Info4 years ago in Personal More Like This
All my information on commissions in one convenient place!
For 25, I will make a stamp of your choosing.
What is a stamp?
A stamp is a small, usually animated, .gif image that premium members can use to display their interests, loyalties, or self-promote!
What options do I have for the stamp you make for me?
The sky's the limit! The stamp or icon I make for you can be about anything. I only ask that it not be too vulgar (asking for curse words is okay), no nudity, and nothing involving hate. But I think that's fairly reasonable, don't you?
Other than that, your stamp/icon can have images, text, or both! You can request transitioning effects, specific colors or fonts, whatever you'd like -- my goal is to give you the stamp of your dreams! Of course, I'll let you know that if what you're asking is beyond my skill level, but I've yet to encounter something like that (and I'm always up for learning).
Tip of the day: The miracle of lifeWe're on a tiny rock going around a cosmic fireball which is nothing compared to the size of the rest of the universe. It's a miracle to be aliveTip of the day: The miracle of life3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Take time to feel grateful experiencing life, no matter what slice you have had so far. Now think how are you going to spend the rest of it?
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Gallery DirectoryPerhaps useful from the start, but better late than never.Gallery Directory3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a "map" of the group's gallery and it's folders, as well as a description of what goes in each folder. Will be updated as more folders are added to the group.
If a folder claims to allow members to submit to it but you find that you can't, please let us know!
For general Sixfold related things and information. Not open for members. On occasion member's art will be featured there, if it is basic Sixfold related, such as a dA stamp. Round flashes will also be featured here.
Apps for the admin NPCs, such as leaders, assistants, and other plot-driving NPCs. Not open for members.
Artwork: art of the admin npcs drawn by the admins. Not open for members.
Additional clothing: clothing references and other outfits for the admin NPCs.
Other Information: any other information regardin
Tip of the day: The darkest momentsThe moment to shine the brightest is in darkness. Darkness can bring chaos but with it comes opportunity. Many times throughout my career when I pushed past the point when I'd usually give up, this is when I end up achieving my biggest successes. Fate seems to have a way to test us and only the ones that want it the most shall receive the fruits of their labor.Tip of the day: The darkest moments3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Common Misconceptions: Traditional ArtFirst of all, hello! It's been almost a year since I contributed a blog post to this lovely group so I want to say hi I'm back folks! I have a lot of artsy things to share with you all that I've learned (and am still learning) so hang on tight! While I was thinking what to write as my first topic, I decided to kind of go back to the beginning as far as our thinking as artists goes in the creation process. I've come up with a short series called "Common Misconceptions" just to debunk some myths and misguided trends that are so often part of what we experience as we grow. This first "Common Misconceptions" topic will focus on traditional art.Common Misconceptions: Traditional Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Traditional is better than digital because it takes more talent and skill
WRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONG. Did I say that was wrong, I'll say it again for emphasis WRONG! Like all mediums, digital art is simply different than traditional art in the same way photography is different than fi
ACTA zabije nieodkrytych tworcow.Publikuję tutaj list, który wczoraj wysłałam do premiera, w którym przedstawiam swój punkt widzenia na temat ACTA i jego "pomocy artystom". Jednocześnie chciałabym bardzo podziękować pani Hołdysowi za jego genialne poparcie dla projektu. Pan zdażył zdobyć sławę, my nie, ACTA zmniejszy nasze szanse.ACTA zabije nieodkrytych tworcow.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Drogi Panie Premierze,
Nazywam się Katarzyna, mam niespełna dwadzieścia dwa lata i kiedyś chciałabym zostać pisarką. Pewnie nie przejmie się Pan moim listem, ale chcę to napisać, jako osoba z środowiska twórców jeszcze nieodkrytych, którym ACTA zniszczy szanse na rozwój.
Chciałabym jednocześnie zaznaczyć, że nie popieram działań grupy Anonymous, uważam je za szkodzące naszej sprawie, jaką jest zatrzymanie tej niszczącej twórców ustawy.
W Polsce nie jest dobrze znane
New Information from Republic City game and ZukoThree new locations have been added to the ‘Welcome to Republic City’ tour: Central City Station, Future Industries and Republic City Park! http://www.nick.com/games/legend-of-korra-welcome-to-republic-city.html?xid=5KOR_LOKTuNew Information from Republic City game and Zuko3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Skoochy: http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2smbq43ZN1r0xsbbo1_1280.png 12, earthbender, Mako and Bolin met Skoochy a few years ago when living on the streets. He hangs around Central Station and is a pickpocket.
- Yuans are the currency of United Republic and have Aang on them.
- Future Industries: created by Hiroshi Sato: turns out over a hundred luxury Satomobiles every day.
- Hiroshi Sato: 50, nonbender. Has a big personality, lineage goes back to first Fire Nation colonists. Born to a poor family in Dragon Flats district. Started on Future Industries at 18; used gasoline instead of steam for automobiles. Made a million Yuans by 25.
- “With demand so high, Cabbage Corp created the Cabbage Car, a lower cost compact car.”
(Belated) Judging Criteria PostHello,(Belated) Judging Criteria Post3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This journal has been a long time coming and for that, we sincerely apologise. There are mitigating factors for this delay but, at the end of the day, they are excuses. So without wasting any more time, let's lay out our judging criteria for those who wished to know!
Our judging is separated into two sections; Effort, and Storytelling. Effort is graded out of 5, while Storytelling is graded out of 10.
Here is the in-depth requirements for grades in Effort:
5/5- The artist’s entry has demonstrated an absolute amount of effort based on their skill level.
4/5- The artist’s entry has demonstrated a great amount of effort based on their skill level.
3/5- The artist’s entry has demonstrated an adequate amount of effort based on their skill level.
2/5- the artist’s entry has somewhat demonstrated an amount of effort based on their skill level.
1/5- The artist