Top 12 Favorite Plot TypesA while ago I wrote a list of my top 11 most hated cliches. I tried to come up with an alternative. My top 11 favorite cliches, but I couldn't think of enough so I decided to do something different but similar. Have you ever had one of those plot types that you could manage to enjoy no matter how cliche and sterile they are? Those plots that have a large chance at being your guilty pleasures at worst? So, if you do know any episodes (or hell movies) that use these plots, I'd love to hear them; they don't even need to be animated. Although, each of these can and have been done badly before.Top 12 Favorite Plot Types2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Number 12: Genie Plot
One that doesn't have the third wish be "I wish I'd never met you" (with a few exceptions, like one of the Fairly OddParents TV movies, the one with Norm), which is odd because this doesn't really apply to shows like Fairly Odd Parents where reality is bended at will. The basic gist of this plot is that a normal character suddenly gets the ability to get whatever they wan
update New Hacker group activethank to CHRISwillar for the updated information.update New Hacker group active2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey members ; this is just a small warning - there's currently a hacker group going around on dART that steals your login info by using already hacked accounts. Simply, by use of coding, this group has changed the url path of several accounts (one of their tricks is by posting a comment on your works, claiming it has been stolen, followed by a link), so that when you go to visit their profile page, you are instead redirected to what seems to be the dART login page. But it's not! If you take a look at the url, you will see that it's in fact not a dART url at all. This what the fake login page looks like:
One of the victims is ~neomoti - she has been accused for being the hacker, but this girl is not at fault; the hacked account is no longer in their possession however she has opened another instead to start over -> XxneomotixX she explains it in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 2Here's the continuation of yesterday's journal discussing the importance of hard work. If you missed it, click here!Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
In part two I'm gonna talk about one of the biggest roadblocks I hear from artists who are having difficulty getting in to good study habits, so without further ado...
WISDOM NUMBER TWO!! Don't wait for perfect weather and stop making excuses. So often I hear things like "I don't want to waste paper" or "I don't know what to draw" or "I haven't found a good tutorial" or "I don't want to study perspective" or any number of things along those lines. I'll be blunt and just put the answer out there now: get over it. If you want to be an artist, you have to do the work, end of story. And with all the time you've spent thinking, wondering, being uncertain, and searching for that magical art secret of power, you could have filled 10 pages in your sketchbook today and inc
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 3And now for the dramatic conclusion to the epic trilogy. Heroes will rise, bad habits will fall, in this last chapter we'll discuss how to focus your efforts and learn the most and improve quickly with your studies. If you missed them, click these links for Part One and Part Two. And now for...Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
WISDOM NUMBER THREE!!! Work smart and leave your comfort zone. This part is my qualifier for art school, tutorials, and educational resources in general, because they can be good, but only if you make them good. Once you've gotten in to the habit of drawing consistently, it's important to start being mindful of what you're drawing, how you're drawing it, and why you're drawing it. A key ingredient of success is hard work, but if that work isn't purposeful it might not move you
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 1So this has been on my mind a bit lately and I was just struck with the sudden urge to write about it. It's a bit long so I've broken it in to three parts, but if you're a beginning artist I would recommend reading through it, it might just get you aimed in the right direction.Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
This started a couple days ago when I was trolling facebook and someone had posted some artwork, and one of the comments was something along the lines of "Nice! What tutorial did you use for this?" which prompted an immediate and violent facedesk on my part. I hear things like this all the time and would like to help dispel some myths about learning art; so after 9 years of drawing and 3 years of hardcore education and study, here's what I've learned about how to get better at art:
WISDOM NUMBER ONE! Getting better demands consistent, hard work. That's it. That's the magical secret that great artists never seem to get to in their tutorials; it's that one pivotal thing that makes the difference between
the myth about talentMany people are under the assumption many of the high profile artists in the digital art community are mainly good because of talent. This is not completely true(in my opinion). What does make them great is the simple fact of constant and regular practice. But if you still like to cling to the word, then talent is just in other words an ambition and motivation. This word,"talent" has been branded with something that you think is something that can only be inherited and if you dont have it you are doomed to fail. Many people has lost potential careers because of this.the myth about talent2 years ago in Personal More Like This
well folks let me put that myth to rest because i think anyone with ambition and motivation can learn any tool and any skill.And if you are not learning it, it is because you are not working hard enough on it.its simple as that.The practice will open your eyes and you will develop to see things in different ways, once again this has nothing to do with talent. Once your understanding of all the levels of art gets wide
'My art sucks'So I wrote this in a notepad as a sort of vent-rant, so figured I'd upload it here cuz why not :v'My art sucks'3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not really here to argue if people leave comments agreeing or disagreeing
I'm just letting out an opinion and believed it would actually help a few people
The one thing I hate to hear people say is
'I can't draw'
or 'I'm not that good'
'my art sucks'
'I don't draw correctly'
Well then fuck, why did you make a deviantart in the first place
if you honestly believe you can't draw, then leave.
This is an /art/ website after all.
Then of course there are two kinds of people.
1. Alright, you're right; I'll leave.
2. You take great offense.
And it's to the people that take offense, in relation to themselves as artist, that I believe should stay. If you are wounded because you've finally been slapped with the painful reality of 'if you suck, then stop doing it', then you have more a reason to stay, in my opinion. You are 1 ou
the importance of failingsOften times i see many artists on all levels expressing their expectations from their current progress and seeing it as they fail. They feel this way because the type of level that is set is not only high but its constantly changing to grow higher even as they are progressing passed levels of artistic skills.the importance of failings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Imagine a horse rider holding a fishing pole with sugar(your artistic level you want to reach) by the end of the string. And you the artist is the horse pursuing it.You are progressing forward but your goal is also being set higher as you progress.
And of course you will never ever reach the level that is constantly changing and i think this is an idea that every eager and striving artist should be comfortable with. To be comfortable with failing.This is not to say that you wont reach new levels , because you will.The levels you set up when you started out are much lower then the levels you set in your current phase.
The tough part is of course to stay on trac
I'm Not A Social Butterfly......well, anymore. But I'm not an introvert, either.I'm Not A Social Butterfly...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Most of my IRL close acquaintances and friends always ask me "Rob, why you work so much? Why don't you go out with us like you used to?" "Man, we used to hoop all the time dude, when are we getting back to the court?"
My response usually consists of "I... just got things to do." And I do. I'm practically at the computer almost 18 hours a day, hacking away at the game. When my wife gets home, I spend a couple hours with her until she goes to sleep, and then I finish up whatever work until I hit the sack.
Then they'd be the ones to go on how much they hate their job. Actually, its pretty funny: One of my closest dudes has an artistic background in music. He could be killing it in the indie scene even; he's a very talented dude. But man, he's dealing with chick-o-drama, always spending his free time (now on GTA5) playing games or going to the bar, and then have the audacity to go on how much he hate his jo
Professional concept artist requirementsA lot of people ask me what skills are required to become a professional game concept artist. So, I will try to answer that question here.Professional concept artist requirements2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, there is actually very little demand for pretty, colorful paintings like you see in my gallery for instance. Smaller companies often see these 'mood paintings' as an expensive luxury. Larger companies often have very little use for 'mood paintings' and scenes.
In fact, in the 2 years since I have been doing concept art I have never been required to do any 'mood paintings' at all.
Generally, pretty scenes are only necessary for promotional marketing purposes and they are usually very tight, not loose. I have been lucky in the fact that I have been able to do plenty of tight marketing images from scratch, designing the entire image from my own imagination. However, most of the marketing art you see on commercial game packaging, posters and so on is probably done by an illustrator or graphic designer, using photographic references, 3d renders
happy, but not satisfied Be happy with how far you have come, but not satisfied with where you are at.happy, but not satisfied2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In 2008 I thought my work was pretty good, now I cringe at the sight of it. In the future, I hope to have a similar reaction to the work I'm making now.
Sakky's Plush Adoptions - CLOSEDDRAWING COMMISSIONS | ITEM COMMISSIONS | REFERENCE SHEETSSakky's Plush Adoptions - CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Final price of your plush will depend on the details of the character and their outfit.
When adopting from me, please keep in mind that these are for display only; they are hand sewn and made (usually) of felt. They are c
The next step.Improving is about not giving up.The next step.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I feel that art is overwhelming, its something so immense, so abstract, so godly that getting remotely close to actually mastering any of its endless nuances feels unobtainable.
At a certain degree it is, but what i have been noticing for the past ...humm... almost two years now... is that, the only way you can climb the next step in this endless staircase is not to give up while you are about to fall from the step you are into.
You are drawing something, and it feels wrong, it feels bad, and you erase it, you draw it again, and it looks even worse and you twist it, bend it, erase it, do it again, then its really horrible, and lastly you say: screw this, i give up, its over, no point because i cant do it.
And you give up on the entire piece, and all the effort, all the struggle, the horror was in vain, went down the drain.
When you are about to do this, don't.
Make it work, whatever it takes, eventually you WILL make it work! And then, oh, it feels gre
Interesting Comic Convention fact #2Nothing fuels your creativity forge more than seeing someone doing the same thing you are, but better.Interesting Comic Convention fact #22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Seriously. find and meet people you admire for their art, and get angry that they have skills that you don't.
Work towards the day that they get angry at your Art.
Some news I thought I'd share.I wasn't going to post about this stuff but why the heck not. I think I might have tweeted about it anyway so I might as well share here.Some news I thought I'd share.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So first thing:
The comic I've been drawing for is near completion and is set to be published in September! It's called Comics vs Manga and I think I've posted some of the character designs but the book itself is nearly set to go!
Edit: Here are some sample pages since the link to the facebook page doesn't work. These pages are on the Facebook page so it's cool to put them here. Pencils/Inks: Me Colors: Julie Suvanto
I've signed a contract to do penciling work with Archie for the Sonic the Hedgehog book! I haven't been given any official work to do but I am ready and willing whe
Finally read BEN DrownedSo yeah, FINALLY took the time to read Ben's story XDFinally read BEN Drowned1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And I must say, Ben was added to my art due to popular demand. In the beginning to me he was just one of those random creepypastas who I didn't really care about, like how Tails Doll or Sonic.exe is to me currently. Basically someone who I don't really care for and is just there.
But after reading his story, watching the videos, and chatting with him on cleverbot (XD) I think he's probably one of my top creepypastas now, right beside Splendorman and Eyeless Jack.
I spent over an hour just reading the damn thing, watching the videos, and looking at pictures to do with Ben; which is the longest I've ever spent on a single pasta.
The pasta itself was well done, and didn't contain too many cliches that I've seen in other videogame pastas.
Although the part about finding the cartridge at a garage sale of a creepy and mysterious old man, that part I've seen once or twice before in other video game pastas. But of course, I don't
E3 Thoughts Day 3Wii Fit TrainerE3 Thoughts Day 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
You know, I was on the fence about the new Smash Bros game. Even with Mega Man I didn't really see anything remarkable about the game to peak my interest. But then when Nintendo unveiled the Wii Fit personal trainer as a playable character? F**k Yeah! Bludgeon your opponents to death with YOGA moves? That's the sort of nonsensical whimsy that I think was sorely lacking from this version of franchise. Count me in!
Still not sure how the 3DS and Wii U version are going to interact with each other, if at all. Iwata has said that the 3DS will have different stages, so that suggests that they aren't compatible. But then, if they're not compatible, why put out 2 games at once? Frankly, I like the idea of being able to play against Wii U opponents from the comfort of my 3DS. That would be really cool, but I don't know if that's a thing they're looking to do or not. Hmm..
PS: Maybe it's just me, but I found it rather hilarious how all the characters were practicing Yoga
How to Create Brush in PS!...in this week's tutorial!How to Create Brush in PS!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Was super busy last week so couldn't do a video, but I'm back this week with lots of things to show, so stay tuned
My Problems with the Concept of ReligionLet me start this off with a disclaimer. I'm not going to take the approach that many 'militant atheists' have and openly attack all religion and religious people. I don't think that religious people are inherently any less capable or intelligent, and I don't think that they're all bad people. What follows is why I dislike the religions, and the actions of some followers, not all followers in general.My Problems with the Concept of Religion1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was religious for many years early in my life, but when I opened my eyes and looked at the world from a broader perspective, I saw the suffering and unhappiness caused by religion. And here's what I saw:
1) The Notion of Superiority:
About 55% of the world belongs to one of the Abrahamic faiths (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Baha'i), and even outside of that, there are many religions with similar basic beliefs. One of those beliefs is the concept of a punishment in the afterlife, or some sort of hell. And my main is
Send me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!Please help spread the word by adding this blog to your favsSend me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
deviantART has given me the opportunity to perform two Community Volunteer positions here:
I am the Science Fiction and Space Art Community Volunteer.
I am also now the new 3 Dimensional Art Community Volunteer.
One of the duties of these positions is that I can feature artwork from these categories as Daily Deviations.
I browse through these categories daily in search of deviations to feature as Daily Deviations.
This feature is to help the artist and their work gain more exposure, and it's genre and/or medium gains more community awareness as well.
But I need your help.
Have you seen a work of art here on deviantART which you have found so impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large?
Do you know an artist of whom deserves much more exposure?
Would you like to put a smile on someones face and make their
16,000 Points or 200.00 dollars (FANTASY CONTEST)Realm-of-Fantasy is helping promote this contest, though we are not hosting it.16,000 Points or 200.00 dollars (FANTASY CONTEST)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This contest is being held by:
Full blog and details found here: http://dreamorchid78.deviantart.com/journal/Back-with-a-bang-and-CONTEST-303007033
Remember deadline is July 18th so almost one month away.
The contest can be from line art to a painting (digital or traditional). You can enter up to three pictures. While you don't have to pick from the list (since they're just suggestions), the drawing must fit a fantasy scenario, person or creature. A hint will be to try to incorporate a scene along with a fantasy character. You can do either evil or good. Also this MUST be original design and artwork (we're avid art fans of fantasy and know a lot of work out there so don't plagiarizer someone). Also we will disqualify any thing that looks exactly like a dark elf from WOW, Lineage II, or any other game.