My favorite ART suppliesI get asked a lot what pens and pencils I use. So I thought I'd post an updated list of my favorites. I'm a big fan of trying new things, I'm always buying lots of different pens to try out and in my search for the best tools to use for creating comics Ive found these to work the best for my needs.My favorite ART supplies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My number one question that others ask me is "What do you ink with?"
I use Kuretake brush pens. Here's a link to a sable hair brush pen that I love, it's the closest thing to a real brush I've used. It is pricey though. http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-40-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Sable-Hair-Refill/pd/3958
The less expensive version is the synthetic hair, http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-13-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Red-Body/pd/2661 this brush pen is similar to a Pentel brush pen. http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Pocket-Brush-Pen-for-Calligraphy/pd/1793
The cool thing about these Kuretake brush pens is the refill cartridges have nice ink in them that I use, but if you find you don't like the
PE: Giving and Receiving Quality FeedbackPE: Giving and Receiving Quality Feedback1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Giving and Receiving Feedback
One of the most useful things on deviantart is the option to give and receive feedback. There are different kinds of feedback. This article aims to inform you on how to give quality feedback and hopefully receive it.
Types of Feedback
One of the quickest ways to interact with others. From journals, to forums, to art, to profiles, comments are used everywhere. However, the quality can range from spam, to constructive.
Any deviant can write them,(~,*,=,`,^ etc.) but only premium members can request them. Constructive comments can substitute for these. Critiques take some time to write, and really provide insight. If used correctly, can be a wonderful way to give/receive constructive criticism.
This is important to receiving feedback. If you give, you are l
HOW TO GET PUBLISHEDThis is an old piece I wrote and posted a while ago, but just recently people have been asking what my experiences were with regard to publishing and getting published - so here it is again, with a few new notes added about dA and Madefire!HOW TO GET PUBLISHED7 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is a very honest view based on 27 years experience as a writer, artist and publisher. The point here is to try to HELP you go into the business enlightened and with open-eyes, knowing what to expect. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PUT YOU OFF! However, you should know that getting into comics is NOT easy - as too many people frequently imagine - and neither is it a glamorous 'rock-star' existence. It is hard work, as are all trades, and it should be treated as such. I see too many people despondent and badly hurt by their experience, and this can be avoided if you know what you are getting into right from the outset.
Getting into comics is something a lot of people want to know how to do, but there's a lot of questions you w
Tutorial with audio with a lot of PS TechniquesHi everyone! here is a [link] to my newest video tutorial for this image. I am explaining various techniques that are really useful for beginner, intermediate or advanced photoshop artists. thanksTutorial with audio with a lot of PS Techniques8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Its 5 hours long, real time and it has audio explanation of my techniques. check out this trailer for more info [link]
Discussion with Terror!Nice journal title but what it should really have said was: Interviews with me.Discussion with Terror!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We discuss art [ naturally! ] and influences and technique in both of them. Yet, amazingly, each interview is kinda different. How is that possible? Probably because I'm a bit of a scatterbrain.
There are two interviews. One, compliments of Deviant Art and :iconshyree2: It can be found at this https://www.facebook.com/notes/deviantartcom/urban-barbarian-interview/10151063018068290
AND this one by David Harper for Multiversity Comics. Check out this http://multiversitycomics.com/interviews/artist-august-dan-panosian-interview/
There's also a cool interview with :iconseangordonmurphy: by the same site! Check it out at this http://multiversitycomics.com/interviews/artist-august-sean-gordon-murphy-interview/
Why so many interviews? I can't say. That would be a question for another interview and this is simply a journal entry.
Why DA why.....I like how when I go on deviant art and search in "Jungles" for inspirations the first thing I see is someones hairy vagina.... thank you deviant art that's exactly what I mean when I search for jungles.... SERIOUSLY THOUGH O_OWhy DA why.....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
lol not like ... many things are not part of art but do I really wanna see that in my face when i'm going on an innocent search. sometimes I wonder if I should say I'm under 18 on here (I'm not) but I'm getting a little tired of always seeing random chicks vagina's in my face every time I scroll down the page .... Don't worry kids you no longer have to sneak into porn sites when you're parents arn't looking just go to DA and scroll down the page a few times... there's about 5 nudy pics per scroll XD no more Ham slaps to WoW or sims for you now.
LeftHandedArtists Contest: THINK DIFFERENT!Hey our lefty and ambidextrous members, but also all others who are not „from the other side“, we have something to announce!LeftHandedArtists Contest: THINK DIFFERENT!8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
EDIT: STILL TWO WEEKS TO GO! LET THE ENTRIES ROLL!!!! [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Orange]
As all of you should know, August 13th is a very special day for lefties everywhere! It is Left Handers’ Day – a day where we can all get together freely and talk about our scissor preferences, smudged writing and how many times we’ve heard: “Hey! Are you left-handed?”.
Of course, we can do that any day. But on the 13th of August we have an awesome excuse. And once again, we’re providing you with the perfect excuse to put on that thinking cap and grab your art supplies to create something awesome f
3 Month Prem Membership Giveaway - Winner Declared3 Month Prem Membership Giveaway - Winner Declared3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
After much contemplation, I have decided to hold a raffle where one lucky person will win a three month premium membership on Christmas Day (or the day after, depending on where you live).
In order to participate (and participation is open to everyone on dA), all you have to do is to fave this journal entry. You are not required to watch my account during the participation period. Also, watching (or not watching) my account will not alter your chances of winning. You have until December 25th at 1:00 AM PST to do so. The raffle will not take place unless there are at least 50 participants by the entry deadline.
Right after the entry deadline, the winner will be selected via an online random number generator. He or she will be announced as the winner (in an updated version of this journal entry on December 25th at 3:00 AM PST at the very latest), and around the same time, be personally notified (by me) of his or her raffle winning. There, the winner will have until
Member Featurebeautiful works of our membersMember Feature1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Steampunk Voyage by magicsart Breath Of Life by Lub-Ad
Thief of Dreams by Noxifer Transformation by InsanityIsMyReality
:thumb363872162: Cemre by sothewind
The Summoning by Cosmic-Cherry-Tree I fell from the sky by AvitanOr
Awaiting-for-a-lil-Angel by SeventhFairy Both-sides- by theheek
Swan Song by TheDreamBelow
Art for Trees - project:iconspringtree-1plz::iconspringtree-2plz::iconspringtree-3plz::iconspringtree-4plz::iconspringtree-4pl5:Art for Trees - project2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second best time? Today."
- Chinese proverb
2014: This is the 3rd year of the project. There are many people supporting it, featuring it in their journal and offering art. BUT... There have been NO trees planted for it in the last year (I don't count mine). So, instead of talking about it, how about getting up and actually planting a tree, if you are able to? There is a lot of wonderful art waiting for you as a reward!
Trees are important, valuable and necessary to our very existence. It's not too hard to believe that, without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. Trees are the largest and longest living organisms on earth. To grow tall the tree has become a miracle of engineering and a complex chemical factory. It is able to take water and
RESULTS ACG - Tales of Time - CONTEST RESULTSIt has been one tough ride deciding the winner out of all the wonderful, imaginative, creative, story telling wonderful wonderful pieces. You can see all the entries here >> http://anothercontestgroup.deviantart.com/gallery/41448679RESULTS ACG - Tales of Time - CONTEST RESULTS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
An Uncomfortable ContestNew Contest!An Uncomfortable Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone, :iconhexagonalhyena: here! :iconsabbelbina: and I have been discussing a new contest for this group, but also for other deviants outside of it as well!
The theme is:
Out of Your Comfort Zone
Many times, us artists find a body type, character type, species, race, ect. that we really love to draw, and we draw it all the time! But in order to be truly successful, we need to be able to draw all kinds of things. So for this contest, we want to challenge you to create a character that is way out of your comfort zone! If you love to draw thin and beautiful female humans, how about try and draw a bulbous, not-so-pretty male monster? Or if you love drawing scaly dragons, try maybe a fleshy mammal creature. The possibilities are endless! We just want to see you create something you normally wouldn't! Just remember that it has to be Fantasy and/or Sci-fi themed.
- The deadline is December 1st, though this can be
3 Days left: Small Contest - win 100 points!Hello dear friends3 Days left: Small Contest - win 100 points!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I loved the outcome of my last Stock Contest, so I decided to do another one
OK so what you have to do:
Use any of my Clouds Stocks http://selunia.deviantart.com/gallery/39862358 and create a beautiful piece of Art!
Of course you can use more than 1 ^^
Clouds 04 :: Stock by Selunia Clouds 03 :: Stock by Selunia
Clouds 02 :: Stock by Selunia Clouds 01 :: Stock by Selunia Clouds 10 :: Stock by Selunia Clouds I :: Stock by Selunia
Burning Clouds 01 :: Stock by Selunia Burning Clouds 02 :: Stock by Selunia Burning Clouds 03 :: Stock by Selunia Burning Clouds 04 :: Stock by Selunia
You can use it in a Photomanipulation, as reference for a Digital Painting or Traditional Art or you can create a premade background with it!
Must be a new work starting 15th November 2012
You can use any additional Stock you like, but you have to credit all Stock providers! (Me too)
Put a link to this Journal
~Design Contest! CLOSED!Hey all!~Design Contest! CLOSED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So it's been a while since I held a contest, and I think it's about time for a new one! However, this time I won't get you to draw any of my characters; instead I'll be getting you to design a new one!
I did this with the design of Serphy, yes, believe it or not (his design has changed dramatically from the original entry however) and I realized how fun the contest was, so I want to hold another one almost the same!
Now I've been thinking a lot about this. And I really, really want a new fursona. As in, entirely new; Taz and Marie won't be sonas anymore; instead I will keep them as characters, because I still do love them. However, I just don't feel like they capture me enough. Sure, all of the elements symbolizing the things I like are there, like favourite colours, accessories and what not. But really, they're just cool designs to me now. They don't mean as much as they used to. And as much as I love Tazzies design a hell of a lot, she just isn't realistic enough. I will mos
Christmas Spirit CONTEST CLOSED!EDIT: The contest is closed! Thank you to everyone for taking part! The entries look fantastic <3 Results should be up shortly, and Merry Christmas!Christmas Spirit CONTEST CLOSED!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey dear watchers!
TheDaylightWolf and myself are holding a Contest!
Christmas is just around the corner, so lets see some christmasy spirit! The nights are getting frosty, so maybe we could go midnight skating on the iced over river! Or lets see some tense snowball fights! If that's too chilly for you, let heat things up by rocking around the christmas tree! Is that too tiring why not gather around the warm fire place all snuggled up?
What You Need To Do
First, pick ONE of the listed characters from Daylight's and ONE from mine to draw
AND choose one of your own charact
Open at your own risk!:iconrainbowheartplz1::iconrainbowheartplz2::iconrainbowheartplz3::iconrainbowheartplz1::iconrainbowheartplz2::iconrainbowheartplz3::iconrainbowheartplz1::iconrainbowheartplz2::iconrainbowheartplz3::iconrainbowheartplz1::iconrainbowheartplz2::iconrainbowheartplz3::iconrainbowheartplz1::iconrainbowheartplz2:Open at your own risk!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Dear lovely members,
guess who's back from vacation??? :iconimhappyplz:
I missed you all soo badly!
I'm happy to be back and announce you something special today! *.*
I want to thank all of you for making it possible to grow more and more as a group and being a strong and active community! I can't believe it! We have already reached 10.000 members and we're still growing! Thank you! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! I don't know what to say, you all made me uber-happy. :iconawwwplz:
Before I founded the group, I was a member and contributor of some groups. I saw that some deviants were sad because some of the groups they submitted their artwork to declined their
Contest - Be featured in an artbook! * 1 Month! The Deadline is October 1stContest - Be featured in an artbook! * 1 Month!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
**We are looking for original characters, sorry no fanart
** We would like the entries to be digital or traditionally drawn images, no photomanips/ cosplay/litrature sorry (although we might be holding a litrature contest later!)
**our favourite style is anme/ anime influanced, but the picture does not have to be in this style. It can be any style, as long as it has a fantasy feel to it - no super realistic images, sorry. If you want to see the sort of art that will be in the book, jump over to the group and check out our contributers.
**Picture must be an origional character made for this contest! No already submitted pieces, or already created OCs, sorry!
** Picture must be A4 http://www.theonlineprinter.com.au/userfiles/image/A%20Paper%20Sizes/ISO%20216%20Paper%20Sizes.jpg
Entries (teaser images) can be seen here: http://theprincessproject.deviantart.com/gallery/44037762
Hello everyone~ After the success of our Icon Contest;
Typhoon Yolanda: Help Needed! [PLEASE READ]Hi everyone.Typhoon Yolanda: Help Needed! [PLEASE READ]4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just recently, Typhoon Yolanda / Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded, devastated Philippines and Vietnam.
As of now, millions of Filipinos are affected and more than 10,000 Filipinos are reported dead, because of the typhoon.
For more info and ways on how you can help them, please click on the link below:
CBS News: Typhoon Haiyan/Typhoon Yolanda recovery - How you can help
Rappler: Victims of Typhoon Yolanda need your help
If you couldn't help by donating, you may help by spreading the word.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for reading.
Special thanks to Rigoberto60 and Ruolina for allowing me to post this jou
Authentic Citizenship: Part 2As promised here is part two of our interview and conversation with Chris Copeland and Jeff Wamester. The sequel to part one keeps the art love rolling with these two artists revealing even more fantastic tips for new artists on the rise as they reveal their favorite deviants of all time.Authentic Citizenship: Part 22 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Fearured Artist Chat!
Join our featured artist chat with *jeffwamester and *chriscopeland on Friday, June 29th at Noon Los Angeles, CA, PDT time. Chat room opens at 11:30am.
Read Part 1
Odyssey Propulsion 4Artists, Writers, Poets. Through artistry and words command and focus this intense narrative for the final two chapters of our story to be published next year. Best selling author CliveBarker will continue to guide us through the final passages and incredible visuals as we head toward the end of our story. Join the Collaboration!Odyssey Propulsion 41 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Is Paul’s final scream the sound of his soul being released?
Can he have an existence outside of his corporeal being, outside “nothingness?”
Or is this spectral plane the only reality to the trusted – the only viewing platform offering a truly objective view?
ONLY TWO(!!!) chapters left, and still we don’t know the possible parameters of the alien invasion. Obviously, in chapter 7, being the penultimate piece of storytelling, all consequences and secret alignments of forces must be revealed. And the set-up for the gut-grating, mind-mulching clim
Odyssey Propulsion 3Maya has finally taken the knife to Paul. Will her incisions be surgical and freeing or murderous and final, an act of love or an act of vengeance?Odyssey Propulsion 31 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Whose story will Paul trust – Maya’s or Lysanna’s?
Is Paul really just a random victim or has there always been a special fate or predetermined bit of prophecy awaiting him which is now about to be revealed?
There are only three more chapters left, three delicious spaces to be filled in our attempt to achieve literary immortality… Well, at least, in our attempt to achieve creating a story to be told around summer campfires to scare the hell out of the new kids. What we need is a mind-melting fate or test to now be revealed to Paul, one which he must decide to accept or take flight from, one with worldwide consequences for the human race as well as Paul’s own singular soul, one with a real possibility of leaving only eternal madness as its legacy. O
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Best Foot Forward ContestYeah, this is like...a day late but I had to get everything ready.Best Foot Forward Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As many know I had to cancel my last contest due to the judges' lack of well...judging. So, I've decided to hold a smaller contest in light of it. Given the portfolio thing was a bust, I've decided to try something smaller but still there will be no need to create a deviation to enter the contest.
What you must do: (EVERYONE READ THESE CAREFULLY!)
1. Choose a single deviation among your gallery (It can be anything: painting, sculpture, literature, poetry, prose, photography, etc. I do mean ANYTHING.)
2. Enter your deviation via a link in a comment below
3. Answer the following questions in the 'DESCRIPTION' of your deviation (please copy and paste these questions so I know which one you're answering)
1) What is the subject in this piece? (It can be anything or a number of things)
2) What was your drive for creating this piece?
3) Tell me all about how you created this deviation (no word limit)
4) What do you
The DISNEY VILLAINS Art Jam!!!!Yep, you got that right! This time around we'll celebrate the characters that made the lives of our childhood fantasies (most of us I hope) more colorful!The DISNEY VILLAINS Art Jam!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
PAINT a PORTRAIT of any Villain from Walt Disney animated movies!
(Disney / Pixar productions are ok).
You may portray the character in your own way.
Make your own depiction, re-image it, but of course,
it should still be recognizable as that character!!
It MUST be DIGITALLY PAINTED.
Please follow the required size!
Remember, portrait is head/face. May include the upper shoulder area too.
Try to follow the correct deviantart category:
Fan Art > Digital Art > Painting & Airbrushing > Movies & TV
Submit as many as you can, but please always try
to make your best effort with each one!
Art Jams are for us to exercise our skills together in the community!
Give us a shout-out when you wanna submit your entry!
Here is a link to a resource where you can find a
complete list of Disney Villains to choose from!