Tutorial Tuesday: NatureNature.... oh boy nature. How the hell do we draw nature? It's just so complex and so random. Its impossible to draw something that's so random, right? You just draw it randomly and hope for the best.... Tutorial over.Tutorial Tuesday: Nature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
.... Just kidding! Thats not how we roll here. Believe it or not things in nature are not random, they are very ordered, patterned, and deliberate. Nature is not perfect, but it tries to be and we can use that to our advantage when drawing.
Before we start, it's vital that you spend some time looking at whatever natural thing you want to draw. Everything has its on unique traits. Proportions, patterns, size, these are all things that vary, and depending on the variation will make the difference between a house cat and leopard. And an oak tree from a birch tree. This tutorial is going to focus on helping you identify the patterns that occur in nature.
Lets start with a tree:
Secret to Success: Draw with your balls outHappy new ears my brothers and sisters. I hope you had a good break, but now its time to get back to work! And Ry here has a pro tip for you, something I have kept to myself but I think you as an artist should know about and adapt this habit. Its actually not that complicated, you should just always Draw with your balls out.Secret to Success: Draw with your balls out3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A wise man by the name of John Rambo once told us that we should 'Stay ballsy'. We should not let our fear overtake us, we should dive head in into obstacles and fight the demons without fear and without worries. Well I have taken that approach and incorporated it into my drawing, believe it or not I have never been confident about my artworks, even if it is something I spent 24 hours on I still have doubt whether its good enough to show or not, especially when it is for work and I know I am being judged on.. thats why it always takes so long for me to finish an art piece because I keep looking at it and try to fix stuff that probably no one would ever notic
400 points/Art/Features Giveaway!! [CLOSED]CLOSEDDD Results here!!!!!!!!!!!!!400 points/Art/Features Giveaway!! [CLOSED]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Points/art giveaway-3 days left!!!!!!
Wow guys. After 4,669 pageviews (remember, kiribian at 5000 pgv), 625 comments, 53 deviations, almost $100 in points worth of commissions and donations, a dA jacket, a Fella plushie, and a Super Llama plushie, I finally have more than 100 watchers!!!!!! :iconhappytearsplz:
Thanks so much to each and every one of you guys, whether you have been with me from the first crappy drawing or just watched me yesterday for a free sketch. :icondignitylaughplz: It has been an amazing 10 months on Deviantart, and I feel like I improved a lot from all the tutorials and advice my fellow deviants have given me.
SO. (The moment you've all been waiting for.):icononiskiplz:
I AM HAVING A POINT/ART GIVEAWAY TO GIVE BACK TO THE AMAZING DEVIANTART COMMUNITY.
And to "celebrate" the end of summer. :iconranranruuplz:
No Excuses, I can't eat another bite...Can't eat another bite? CAN'T EAT ANOTHER BITE!?!?No Excuses, I can't eat another bite...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That is just preposterous and ridiculous. This is the worse excuse ever. Is it because you're full? Saving room for dessert? Do you not like the food? It doesn't matter! It's Thanksgiving! Be grateful for the food you have to eat.
Your loved ones spent a long time preparing this food! You're Mother, Father, Brother, Sister, Girlfriend, boyfriend and/or friend spent a ton of time making this feast. You sit down, be thankful and enjoy it, and don't give me these lame excuses!
And even if none of these people prepared it, if you did all the work, then Sit down and enjoy your labor! You deserve it!
Seriously. Today (at least in the states) It's a day to be thankful. And I truly am. Not everyone gets to follow their dreams with the support all of you give me. And I appreciate it more than I can accurately express.
Participate in our Art Exchange Meme!Participate in our Art Exchange Meme!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
It's the holiday season, which means it's the season of giving and receiving! And what better way to get to spread holiday cheer than with a new art sketch exchange meme?
Participating is simple:
1. Copy and paste the following text into a comment on this journal, answer the questions, and post!
Name (or nickname):
Artistic medium of choice (digital, traditional, etc.):
I'm interested in sketching:
I'd like to receive a sketch of:
Interests/hobbies outside of art:
Anything else you'd like to share:
2. Read through comments left from other deviants. You might find someone with the same hobbies as you, someone who enjoys your favorite TV show, or someone who has similar artistic goals. Or, maybe you want something different! Variety is the spice of life.
The Real Life Big Hero 6The Real Life Big Hero 65 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Real Life
Big Hero 6
Big Hero 6 First Meeting
Disney’s Academy Award Winning Big Hero 6 pushed the boundaries of realistic animated storytelling with Hyperion, the new software developed specifically for the film.
It simulates the physics of light, creating a more lifelike environment. Hyperion allowed the Big Hero 6 team to capture the air and light of San Francisco in a way never before possible and the spectacular results are visibl
Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
Street Fighter V! For PS4 and PChttp://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2bthfd_street-fighter-5-teaser_videogamesStreet Fighter V! For PS4 and PC9 months ago in Personal More Like This
So far confirmed to return are Ryu and Chun Li which are fighting in a city stage with looks like its much more detailed than those we saw in SFIV, am glad SF continues to be a thing on PC's and well..seems like those "Hadouken Cab" ads for the Playstation 4 in 2013 finally make sense eh?
After BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma, and now also Guilty Gear Xrd this is the 3rd fighting game xbox users are missing already.
I feel a bit sorry now for Street Fighter fans who only bought an xbone..but seriously...the Playstation has the most fighting games since the mid nineties already.
Turbo-Tastic Update!Hey Guys! Sorry for the lack of ACTUAL updates... :iconpapcryplz: I just kinda been overwhelmed in the WIR Fandom lately, and I've met some great people... <3Turbo-Tastic Update!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So Here is an ACTUAL update for you all <3 <3 <3
What can I say? My art has pretty much gone turbo, Turbotastic to be exact! I've been drawing a lot more lately on my tablet, which is good, since I haven't drawn on it in about a month...*cry*
Expect more Turbo art, and some WiR fanart.
I wanna say, I joined the WiR fandom, and ended up meeting so many new people who are so great! I mean, I love them, Such nice and sweet babs. I just wanna snuggle them... ;-;
As well as a few other fandoms, My GF fandom, where are you? Gravity Falls has been on Hiatus, I believe, which kinda saddens me because I loved putting up theories for episodes and getting excited for them...*cry*
School is ehhh, I am not doing
Cyber Optics comicPlease check my comics here:Cyber Optics comic3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Written and created by Kathy Messick
Artwork by me (Sofyan Syarief)
Also, check out the animated sizzle reel for Cyber Optics here :
Zip, Java, and Maya: Selected for their special skills and
empowered by Cyber, they now fight to root out internet injustice. They are
40,000 Pageviews Celebration! [Closed]Wooo! I just passed 40,000 pageviews! Let's party!40,000 Pageviews Celebration! [Closed]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will choose 5 of my watchers to receive 100 points each, and 5 people at random who add this journal to their favourites.
10x 100 Points!
How to Enter:
Fav this journal.
The deadline is in 8 hours (this is a quickie giveaway) or roughly 4pm PST today!
Can we get to 50,000 as quick?!
Hey...So... *deep breath*Hey...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I find myself beautiful. I like the way I look... I like the way I look when I first wake up in the morning, I like the way I look when I'm too lazy to shave, I like the way I look when I can't be fucked to put on any make-up (most days.), I like the way I look when I feel like dressing up, I like the way I look when I smile, I like the way I look when I'm sad.
I don't look conventional. I've received a lot of negativity my entire life for this. That's fine. I'm accustomed to it.
I don't do any of this, to please any of you. Some of you like it, and that's wonderful, but it's never been, and wont ever be for you.
Something important to remember, is that you can't please other people in this world, and if you manage to please yourself, you should be happy with that. Because we're our own worst critics, because we know ourselves the best.
If you're scared to be you, because someone has shamed you, and indicated that who you want to be is
30 day pokemon ChallengeThe Challenge30 day pokemon Challenge3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Day 01: Favourite Pokemon -
Day 02: Least favourite Pokemon -
Day 03: Favorite starter Pokemon -
Day 04: Favourite Eeveelution -
Day 05: Favourite legendary Pokemon -
Day 06: Most terrifying Pokemon -
Day 07: Most adorable Pokemon
Day 08: Most amusing Pokemon
Day 09: Favorite Pokemon type
Day 10: Least favourite Pokemon type
Day 11: Favourite new Pokemon from Black & White
Day 12: Favourite Pokemon attack or move
Day 13: If you lived in the Pokemon world, what would you be?
Day 14: If you were a gym leader, what would be your specialty?
Day 15: Favourite region in the Pokemon world
Day 16: If you could live anywhere in the Pokemon world, where would it be?
Day 17: If you could be any Pokemon, what would you be?
Day 18: Favourite Gym Leader
Day 19: Favourite Elite 4 member/Champion
Day 20: Favourite Pokemon Professor
Day 21: Favourite Pokemon bad guys
Day 22: Favourite Rival
US Secret Drone Program Killing CiviliansHow is the secret US drone program still getting away with killing civilians, including allegedly over 176 children???US Secret Drone Program Killing Civilians3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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The entire program is an outrage -- one run by the CIA with no accountability. In tonight's final presidential debate, we hope drones take center stage. Add this Journal to 'Favourites' if you agree! And keep tabs online here starting at 9pm ET/6pm PT: http://bit.ly/aibingo
Dear Nostalgia Chick...THIS IS A VERY CRITICAL JOURNAL ENTRY. DON'T LIKE THAT? THEN THIS JOURNAL ENTRY IS PROBABLY NOT OF YOUR BEST INTERESTS AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY NOT READ THIS.Dear Nostalgia Chick...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I checked out the Nostalgia Chick's review of "Charlie's Angels", which you can find HERE:
It made me cringe so badly it hurt. Why did it make me cringe?
Because she was wearing a niqab.
The problem, you may ask?
She's not Muslim. Nor is she of Middle Eastern or Islamic descent.
There's a lot of debate on traditional Muslim women's clothing. Some will say that the niqab has absolutely nothing to do with the Islamic faith and has been applied by cultural tradition in parts of the world that happen to be Islamic. Some women may wear it to respect God, to prevent men from objectifying them and instead focus on their personality and skill (re: wearing it out of their own free will), or because they were forced to by their family
100 points giveaway!The winner:Hello, sweeties (:100 points giveaway!The winner:2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I hope you're having a wonderful week
I decided to make one of you smile again by giving one lucky deviant 100 points
All you have to do to participate is:
favorite this journal
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you!
+ Have a random question?
You can ask me anything here :
Have fun and good luck
(I will pick the winner with a little help of random.org generator)
The winner is:
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
FREE EGYPT Poster
Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Oct 17, 2012 by techgnotic
Sometimes in youth we play crazy mind games. One gruesome game was trying to think of the worst way to die. Or even better, the "which would you choose" version of the same conceit. Another was what would be the worst torture to endure. If there is one international touchstone that best captures youthful fears and wonders in speculation of what lies beyond the veil of death and awaits as possible punishment for our sins, it must be - to the few who have actually read it to the millions who "know" it – "Dante's Inferno." Who does not shiver at the thought of being lost somewhere in the "Nine Rings of Hell?"
7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better ArtistPractice, practice, practice. Gah.7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better Artist3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Attend life drawing classes over the summer. Blegh.
Take a sketchbook with you everywhere you go, and fill up ten of those bad boys at the coffee shop. Pfft.
Let's be honest here. We all want to become better artists, like, right frickin' now. We don't even want to have to suffer through hour-long tutorials of some pompous snooty hack bloviating over the intricate methods of drawing eyes on YouTube. We want progress, we want improvement, and we want it on our desk in ten minutes ago!
Fine, fine, I hear ya'. While these aren't going to make an instant Leonardo da Vinci out of you, these might get you up to...ehh...Basquiat caliber. Sure, I've made tutorials, but those are more about setting up Photoshop for the sake of coloring an image, and not so much building yourself artistically. Those are more technical lessons. Artistically
Giving away a 3INCH little Danbo /UPDATED!/Edit 09/08 And the winner of this Danbo give away is...Giving away a 3INCH little Danbo /UPDATED!/2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I give away one of my little Danbo's for free, just because I know how many people would like to get one. I'm not sure how yet. I think with random.org is the most fair way to choose one person. If you have a better idea leave a comment below. This give away starts Aug 1 and will end on Aug 8!
Who is Danbo? It's a carboard box robot made of plastic. He can move his head, arms and legs and his eyes can give light by turning on a switch. (see my pictures below)
What you have to do is:
Add this journal to your favourites so I know that you're in!
And that's it ♥
I'll send this 3 INCH tall Danbo in his original package to your address if you are chosen.
Good luck to everyone ♥
Be My Valentine Art Exchange!Valentine's Day ExchangeBe My Valentine Art Exchange!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Send Your Valentine
It's time to get out the glitter and glue, candy hearts and flowers, because Valentine's Day is here!
The Valentine Exchange is here! We asked you to create valentines and submit them to the Be My Valentine category. Now, it's time to send your love-filled deviations to your deviantART friends, family, and secret admirers! Starting today through February 16th, the "Send a Valentine" button has been activated on deviations in the
Be My Valentine category, so you can send your custom creations and valentines made by others. Love is in the air!
HOW IT WORKS
Win a Pixel Freebie + Other Prizes (CLOSED) Links ||Win a Pixel Freebie + Other Prizes (CLOSED)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Link | Link
Layout & graphics ©
KAYYY LIL RAFFLE THINGY, ONLY MY WATCHERS CAN JOIN. (cause i love yall so much )
YOU MUST BE A WATCHER OF MINE if you want to join and you are not then WHYYOUNOWATCHME?! (yes, i will check)
HOW TO WIN:
You MUST favourite this journal and this pixel thingy --->
in order to JOIN!!!
(if you favourite both your chances may be higher~)
and i will have a # generator pick out the winners, simple right?
[Bullet; White] WHUT YOU WIN:
[damphyr] 1st winner: iDesu Pixel (like the one above.)
and a chibi from :iconorangeheadlolx:
[damphyr] 2nd winner: 50 :
24 hour comic overWell 24 hour comic day is over. And depending on your you define success, defines how Seth Talley and I did.24 hour comic over3 years ago in Personal More Like This
-- Did We get a 24 hour comic made? No we only got through 15 pages.
--Did we work for the 24 hours straight? Despite out best efforts we could make it only 21 hours before we started falling asleep in our chairs.
-- Did we bust our ass to make the best comic we knew how to in 24 hours? Fuck yeah!
So I'm calling my first 24 hour comic day a success. And though I "failed" at making the comic and working on it in 24 hours straight, isn't the point. The point is I didn't make any excuses. I didn't say it was too hard. I didn't worry that it'd come out bad. I didn't worry that I wasn't good enough to pull it off, or let "artists/writers block" stop me. (though Seth handled the writing so I didn't have to worry about writers block). I just did it, and worked as hard as I could at it. And you kno
500 points give away, winners announcedScroll down for the winners <3500 points give away, winners announced3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Booboo, my guinea pig, gives away 5x100 points to 5 lucky deviants. She wants to thank you for your support!
What you have to do is:
Fave this journal so I know that you are in!
Good luck! I will pick the 5 winners (100 each) with random.org
Deadline: 7th January '13
Lots of love from B00B00!
New points give away: < you may join both
I'm sorry that I can't reply to every comment, but I do read them all