The greatest speech ever madeSometimes ten million views is not enough.The greatest speech ever made3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And Melodysheep's edit, empowering too.
I Will Not Sell OutI will not draw pokemon just because I want to milk favorites.I Will Not Sell Out4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will not upload every fucking thing I do just because I want to milk pageviews.
I will not change my DeviantART name just to prove my worth to myself.
I will not leave DeviantART just to get watchers on another blog or site, and then come back claiming DA is forgiven.
If I ever leave, I will not do it because I'm ashamed of the DeviantART community, not including those who actually love art. I will do it because I want or need to leave.
I will not categorize my art into a separate category just to get on the front page.
I won't take trades just to make other people happy.
I will not open up commissions just so people can pay me way less than what my art is worth.
I will draw what I want, upload what I want, comment on what I want, and stay on DeviantART as long as I want. Because it is what I want to do, NOT what the community wants me to do.
Self Doubt and an Interview by Alex HurstI just had the great honor of being interviewed by Alex Hurst! If interested, you can find it here: http://alex-hurst.com/2014/06/22/illustrious-lane-brown/Self Doubt and an Interview by Alex Hurst1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Also be sure to check out the other awesome interviews of his "Illustrious" series: http://alex-hurst.com/category/interviews/illustrious-book-cover-artists/
It actually took quite a few months for me to complete this interview. At the onset, I found it very difficult to speak confidently of my work and process, when personally I didn't feel very good about it at all. It felt wrong to pretend otherwise, so I put it off.
Probably all artists can relate to the overwhelming feeling of inadequacy. We see so much amazing work posted by artists everyday, but we don't see the hard years of struggle behind it. It becomes easy to question one's own abilities when we know our personal challenges all too well.
Of course, those feelings of doubt are just part of the creative process.
There's only one solution
Art theft - my opinionI've had a increasing number of messages about art theft on DeviantArt recently. I think it's great that this community is concerned that artist's work is being used appropriately, and that individuals have the time and energy to draw attention to potentially contentious posts. I'd like to express my gratitude to those who have contacted me and hope that you will continue to do so if you feel it necessary.Art theft - my opinion3 years ago in Personal More Like This
However, I think it's important to get this stuff into perspective. Copying my work for practice isn't theft. It's extremely flattering for me and an entirely legitimate way to study. I copied other artist's work when I was starting out and I learned a great deal from those exercises. I'd suggest that there are many more accomplished artists than me whose work could be studied, but I have no problem with my work being used in this way.
My book, 'The Fantasy Artist's Figure Drawing Bible', specifically encourages this in fact. Anyone wanting to work from the line art provided in that
Tip of the Day: SmilingTip of the day: Think of reasons to smile and life will give you many more reasons to keep smilingTip of the Day: Smiling3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
SKILLS JOURNALLately I was thinking that writing down your thoughts about how do you paint would be a good step to improve it. The mistakes you make, the objectives for the next artworks, what makes you feel proud of your last work - it all can be wrote down. I feel like I'm learning something new with every artwork I make. I am going to write about this from time to time in one or few sentences. It will be my Skills Journal ( I will uptade this page with every new thought ). Perhaps my own thoughts may help you with anything in your artistic activity. For some people, this may be something new or something obvious to others.SKILLS JOURNAL3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you also write or you are going to write something similar, feel free to share. It is always a good opportunity to learn something from each other.
So for start, what I have learned from last painting:
Yep. Inspired from achievments from Blizzard Entertainment games. It is nice looking with avatars and also motivational.
Special Announcement!"Greetings, Contestants of the Sixfold League and residents of the Saros Region! I am an executive of Mirage Inc., and I've been informed to give you all this.Special Announcement!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You received a Mirage Ball!
For contestants, as recognition of your hard work in the round! Even if you didn't pass the round, you are still entitled to this item.
What does it mean? Well, you can now add another Pokemon to your team. Time to rhyme it seems! All right, all right, now let me elaborate a little.
Firstly, only those who finished round one are allowed this, as they are allowed to get up to six Pokemon on their team now. (The exception being if your NPC already has less than three Pokemon--in which case they may get another!) This is, as I stated above, reward for your hard work! Therefore you must have sent us your entry in a note, and it was judged. Now, unfortunately this means you're out of the tournament and now an NPC. So, does that mean you have to change your a
Night Song at AmalfiI asked the heaven of starsNight Song at Amalfi4 years ago in Personal More Like This
What I should give my love
It answered me with silence,
I asked the darkened sea
Down where the fishes go
It answered me with silence,
Oh, I could give him weeping,
Or I could give him song
But how can I give silence
My whole life long?
Sara Teasdale, Night Song at Amalfi
Contest 17- Movies that could have beenContest 17- Movies that could have been4 years ago in Personal More Like This
AND THE WINNERS ARE....
IN THE JUDGING SECTION:
The judges fell head over heels in love with this lovely imagining of the would-be "Fool's Errand"
that would have been made in the 2000s. All the characters designs, back-story and thought
behind it made us VERY happy! Amazing work!
Another movie that would have been made in the 2000s! This one has a very Disney design
and the fun feel of the early 2000s Disney movies
like The Emperor's New Groove. Wonderful work!
We loved the representation for this on-going in and out of production movie,
Don Quixote. The characters are obviously very different from each other and
compliment each other very well! The sun and windmill silhouette pay great homage to the original story.
In the Popular Vote Section:
Tip of the Day: to be better than yesterdayTip of the day: I don't care to be the best. I just care to be better then I was... constantly.Tip of the Day: to be better than yesterday3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I do this kind of comparison it encourages me to focus on my artistic journey as opposed to the destination. It creates momentum and great habits.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Technomancer Contest! Over!Time to host my first contest of the 2013 year! Hopefully it will be the first of many. Enter this contest for your chance to win cash prizes (or points equivalent).Technomancer Contest! Over!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For this contest I want you to draw a technomancer. It can be a completely new character, or you can turn one of your current characters into one. It can be any race (human, elf, alien, panda, so on and so forth) from any time period (future, present, past, steampunk...). I'm leaving this fairly open to interpretation because I want to see some crazy wiz-biz!
Do not know what a technomancer is? Well as a necromancer controls the dead, or a cryomancer controls ice, technomancers control technology. For a better idea check out here ->http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technomancy. As I said already this is fairly open to interpretation and will accept any form of technomancy as described in that wiki article.
- Entry must include at least one character being a technomancer
Mythology Contest [Closed]As you've decided, we're going to make a Mythology ContestMythology Contest [Closed]4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Media: Any type accepted in this group (no photos or writings, sorry)
Deadline: 10, May
Just one work per person. Please submit your work here
Please write a link to this group or contest on your deviation's artist comments.
Only new works are allowed (Uploaded after 8 March).
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+ 11 llamas
Tip of the Day: Thoughts of dreams and problemsTip of the day: What do you fill your mind with? Dreams or problems? Time to focus on our dreams! We must always be aware of the problems in our lives but if we are not finding time to focus on our dreams and goals then we will never achieve them.Tip of the Day: Thoughts of dreams and problems3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Greetings from MoerasDear whom it may concern;Greetings from Moeras3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I’m very happy you have come here, for it proves you have shown interest in Moeras. This is of course not surprising, as I believe just about everyone eventually finds themselves drawn here. It’s a very peaceful place, yet at the same time can be as bustling as Cita Erbonde during a festival. Countless immigrants come here, so there is a mishmash of cultures in just a small marshland, but you’ll always be welcome here. Our patron legendary is Articuno, which is rumoured to fly over the region every few years and cause the snows to fall.
There are two, close to three, main sections of Moeras. My home, the town of Nreole, is the “capital” of one culture, and also the capital of the province. We’re the indigenous to Moeras, which can sometimes lead to harsh feelings to the immigrant-originated Olanites, but I’ll have you know I hold no such quarrel! In fact, all in all, we get along together in the end, espe
light and color stuffhilight and color stuff10 months ago in Personal More Like This
i just wanted to quickly put together some basic things about how i think of light and color that i think are important to be mindful of in order to make meaningful decisions about these things in your pictures. it's not going to be very fancy, but i hope its useful to somebody. im not good at writing stuff so please bear with me.
to see anything we need light. light is emitted from a emission source. after that, as i see it there are basically 3 ways light reaches your eyes
1. it is reflected off of things (such as objects)
2. it is transmitted through things (such as air)
3. it is scattered by things (such as air)
let's say we have a perfectly red ball. we know this ball is red because when we shine white light on it, red light is reflected back at us. so how does that work?
to answer that we must understand something about white light. white light is light that is made up of every color within (at least) the visible spectrum. it has red, blue, green, yellow, and so on
How the judges will be scoring and a little noteThe judging is well under way and we've all finished judging the thieves and nearly all finished judging the mages! So we are letting you all know what we each individually are looking for.How the judges will be scoring and a little note3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The criteria's below belong to :iconshoelesscosmonaut:
The first three categories mostly concern the story and plot.
(+) Shows a beginning, middle and end.
(+) Pacing is consistent with both outside story elements and the Round objective being developed.
(+) Shows something beyond the Round objective. Hints of character history, plot, or some sort of dilemma/internal struggle.
(+) Story evokes some kind of emotion in the reader.
(-) Story is rushed, or otherwise incomplete. No resolution.
(-) Plot relies too much and/or too often on luck and circumstance to advance.
(-) Story is confusing and has the viewer re-reading pages in order to make sense of it.
(+) Engaging and in-character interactions.
(+) Motivations for the character are present and believable.
(+) Dialogue feel
The Promise Part 3 New Sneak Peek!Nickelodeon just released 3 new sneak peek photos of The Promise Part 3The Promise Trilogy: Part 3. Oh, Sokka. You can pre-order the final graphic novel here.The Promise Part 3 New Sneak Peek!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
View sneak peek!
i believe aang's spirit might be trying totell you something OMG AANG http://fullmetalavatar.tumblr.com/post/24196095272/tiasiandaly-i-believe-aangs-spirit-might-bei believe aang's spirit might be trying to3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mass Effect TV series revealedBioware loves Mass Effect, they love it dearly. And by proxy, they love its fans.Mass Effect TV series revealed4 years ago in Personal More Like This
After that whole Mass Effect 3 "ending" stuff and stuff, Casey Hudson said "We really dug deep into what Mass Effect truly means to us, as fans and developers. After several long and intense creative meetings with the staff, we realized that what the fans really wanted from the future of the franchise --whether they knew it or not-- was not anything to do with the endings, but rather that they really wanted a cartoon series done in the style of an 80s throwback."
EA provided the funds and the means for this series to be put on the fast track, they even have a trailer for us already!
It will bring tears to your eyes.
Rip open your skull and publish into your brainLook, let's just get this out of the way once and for all...Rip open your skull and publish into your brain1 year ago in Personal More Like This
WE ALL LOVE PRINT!
I mean - we REALLY REALLY REALLY love print!
Nobody - NO-BO-DY! - wants to kill print. Not Madefire, not deviantART, not any other digital art, comic or literature provider. That isn't the point of digital at all! That conversation should be forced to stand in a corner with a dunce hat on, because it really is THAT dumb and isn't worth our time. Don't look at it. Don't talk to it. And definitely don't feel sorry for it! It's a trolling meme and doesn't have a worthy or generous thought in it's very small brainpan. It's an evil little turd with a mean spirit and no imagination.
And don't feed it either!
Let's rip open our skulls and publish directly into our brains shall we? Let's stream story-forms to our liminal cortex and mainline creativity! Let's unlearn everything we thought we knew about words, pictures, motion, sound, and the mediums we know so well, bec
My UnderSea Underground TeeFury shirtMy UnderSea Underground TeeFury shirt1 year ago in Personal More Like This
13 hours left to buy my "Undersea Underground" TSHIRT on TeeFury!
People often tell me they want to support my art and many do. There are also people who want to support my art but can't make it to a con to get a sketch or can afford a commission. THIS is the perfect way to support what I do!
Buying this shirt (and hopefully ones in the future), you're allowing me to make more time for "Midknight"and my comic Universe, which is something that I've wanted to get out to you all for far too long!
If you have already bought a shirt, thank you! If you will be before they're retired at 9pm PT/midnight EST, I thank you in advance!
Alien Threat in Pop CultureCould the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity's unity? Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film's story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to discover that an imminent alien invasion may soon wipe out all human life.Alien Threat in Pop Culture3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Jun 6, 2012 by techgnotic
Could the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity’s unity?
Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film’s story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to di
Finally.Our flash game Knight Fall has been lunched today. My first ever game that actually comes to live thanks to Vlad Golcea and other good people. I think HOORAY! would be appropriate .Finally.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Enjoy if you dare.
Thank you all, good people, who care to say a few good words, it gives me a reason to find more time for the art through daily routine.