There are sacrifices involved. While you don’t have to sacrifice all of everything, you will have to sacrifice a lot. Never forget that. Never pretend that it comes easy. Never envy or hate those who have done it or proclaim that it was so much easier for them if you are struggling. It’s difficult. It’s grueling. Sometimes, it seems like the most difficult endeavor you have ever begun. But you are not alone and it can be done. Failure isn't falling down. It's remaining where you've fallen.
I believe that you're great, that there's something magnificent about you. Regardless of what has happened to you in your life, regardless of how young or how old you think you might be, the moment you begin to think properly, there's something that is within you, there's power within you, that's greater than the world. It will begin to emerge. It will take over your life. It will feed you. It will clothe you. It will guide you, protect you, direct you, sustain your very existence, if you let it. Now, that is what I know for sure. In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
That's right our very first contest! Here are the ONLY rules:
Rules: You must be a member of this group (Beginner-Anime-Art) You must submit you art entry into the folder named "Our First Contest" The artwork must be related to anime in any way PLEASE, only one entry per account! BE CREATIVE!
All of the points that are in my points pool will go to the winner! (Current point balance - 239)
Contributors~ kristinaelyse: llama's to the winners and the points that she has donated for the contest Poppuk: Points that he has donated for the contest MadGenius908: Points that he has donated for the contest TheGreatJumbah: A llama to all of the winners
so im gonna be starting to make some tutorials soon before that you should look up some informations
you probably noticed that in my work it is often hard to distinguish if im using a zbrush model or just painined it all in photoshop
reason for that is simple.
my realism rendering is greatly based on 3 d rendering processes.
by this i mean as i learned 3d i became aware of the stuff we usually visually take for granted.
qualities of material, importance of reflectivity, ambient occlusion, and subsurface scattering.
to any 3d artist these are everyday terms, while 2d artists usually paint them without often even being aware of wheat they are really doing
for instance , a 3d artist will at any given point use 2 types of shadows. cast shadows from a direct lightsource, and ambient occlusion shadows which naturally appear more intensively the closer planes of an object are together.
i can get into this and make it a long discussion , but easier way is to google some ambient occlusion images and examine them hard
its not a hard thing to figure out.
then once you did ta proper ambient occlusion on your painting, you proceed to cast direct light shadows.
then there is reflectivity. at any given point you are drawing characters or objects in an environment. important reminder is that environment exists even beyond the visible frame of the picture
and it reflects all over your character, amount of reflection of course dictated by the reflective nature of the surface.
look up hdri on google
and then there are material qualities one of the usually overseen ones and simply drawn from a reference without even realizing it, is subsurface scattering. it is a quality you will find in different materials, among which are basically all organics. google subsurface scattering.
after you get informed on this you will understand my videos even better once we get to spamming them
I was occupied with some things lately like my school stuff and searching for a new car (actually used car because I have no money for a new one) so I just forgot to write this journal yesterday, like I told I will. Guys please, take all of my apologies.
Since we have only 3 contest entries here in the group this year funnymarikandbakura.deviantart…, I've decided to extend the contest time. So contest will be closed on January 28th. Pretty much extra time, ha? I know you'll be occupied with your private life on next month (winter break, Christmas and new year stuff...) as much as I will be, and you probably won't have time for making some art. Then, there are some new members here who don't know we have a contest (now they do ), and they are also invited to participate. I'll repeat about the themes and the contest rules for them.
There are 3 themes included in the group contest this year:
1. FUNNY GAMES: Actually this is about some funny games that Marik and Bakura play outside together, one on one, it's nothing like video games. I think the video games make people distant and that's not good. Let's see Marik and Bakura close to each other playing some game in funny situations.
2. FUNNY FIRST DATE: Funny situations on Marik's and Bakura's first date. I think I said enough.
3. FUNNY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES: Same like in the last year- work on the funniest Halloween costumes for Marik and Bakura and dress our boys in them. This theme is here again because you asked for it.
You may choose the one you consider the closest to you. And please pay attention on the contest rules:
Your work has to be focused on Marik and Bakura as a couple in Angstshipping, Thiefshipping, Psychoshipping, or Deathshipping. The both of them have to be in your contest entries. Just pick your favorite shipping and go!
You are free to make sketches, pics, comics (digital or traditional the choice is yours), cosplay shots... You may also write some fanfictions or even the poems if you're in the mood. We'll accept all of your art as long it's original. Remember, no abridged series or abridge related stuff, girls of any kind etc.
Submit your work (contest entries) into the Funny Marik and Bakura Contest 2012. gallery folder. You may submit more than one entry if you like. It will be appreciated.
The contest starts TODAY on October 25th and it will be closed on January 28th, so you have a little more than a month for your work. I hope it would be enough.
Good luck to you all guys!
ABOUT THE PRIZES - IMPORTANT !!!!!
We will choose first 3 places by voting (more about it on January 28th), but EVERY PARTICIPANT GETS THE PRIZE!!!!! The prizes are following:
1st place: A long sleeve shirt with my original Marik and Bakura print on it (whatever you want dear)
2nd place: A t-shirt with my original Marik and Bakura print on
3rd place: A tea/coffee coup with my original Marik and Bakura print on
The rest of participants get my original Marik and Bakura print on the corky background.
If you have any further questions about the contest, just feel free to ask.
PS. I almost forgot to say that last year contest participants are also invited and very welcome to participate Funny Marik And Bakura 2012. group contest.
Wieder mal sind ein paar Tage um,warum ich nich ne woche warte?is doch egal wir machen einfach unser Ding und ziehen es durch und zeigen nun viel viele Akiza Bilder die wir gefunden haben oh wie klasse.
After seeing jack and yusei in the feature line blogs before you should maybe suppose that Akiza will be next who else?Yes this wonderful girl.
I was in the car and i went to get a soda in the supermarket and a Thug was stealing the place.... he pointed the gun at me and i panick and he laughs and thank god i took Close quarters combat training....I broke is leg and Arm and pick the gun and point at his head.... the cops thanks me for a act of valor... But i was so scared I even pissed my pants T_T
So tagged me so here I go answering her questions!
1. Whats your favourite but weird thing to do?
hmmm Watching YGOTAS (Its weird because I watched the original episodes when I was little)
2. Have you ever had a boyfriend/girlfriend? If so did you kiss? (Why? cause I can )
Nope (I never had a Girlfriend )
3. What would you do if the Earth suddenly cracked right in front of you and your best friend and you had the option of saving he/she from falling into the hole which, by the way, is filled with lava and risking your own life or run? (dont ask)
I would save my friend's life because I never want to see a friend die.
4. Do you have a favourite anime? If so, what would you do if your favourite character came up to you and asked to be your friend?
My favorite anime is Cardfight!! Vanguard and if Aichi came up to me and asked to be my friend I would say of course I'll be your friend. (I would also take Kai's spot on Team Q4).
5. Are you getting bored?
6. What is an object that you like? (makes you feel relaxed or something along those lines)
My bed because sleeping makes me relaxed
7. What animal are you most like?
I am most like a cat because I'm a bit of lazy person
8. Any idea how the name 'Jane' is short for 'Bob'? (XD)
I have no clue maybe Seto Kaiba knows why. :3
9. What is the weirdest name you have heard a celebrity call their kid? (Just me, I heard some weird names! Although my personal favourite is Moxie Crime Fighter. No joke!)
Blue Ivy Carter (Jay-z's child)
10. Do you think I'm weird? If so, good weird or bad weird and why?
I don't think your weird I think your awesome for loving a children's card game :3