We're Sponsoring Artists' Alley at Comic-Con!Parisian deviants! We're headed for the beautiful City of Light, and we want to see you!We're Sponsoring Artists' Alley at Comic-Con!3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Posted on June 25, 2012 at 7:15:03 PM
We're sponsoring Artists' Alley 2012!
We're headed to Comic-Con International:
San Diego to sponsor Artists' Alley!
We Love Artists' Alley
We're back at Comic-Con!
Last year, our sponsorship of Artists' Alley was a huge success. We were able to provide a more comfortable environment for the artists, display their art on huge screens over the Alley, and let people attending the convention draw with deviantART muro on fantastic digital screens. We plan to do this and more in 2012 as we take on the great pleasure of sponsoring Artists' Alley at San Diego Comic-C
OC Interaction Con! *DONE*The contest is done and I will be deciding the winners sometime this weekend. Thank you ALL who participated. I will put you all in a raffle and have Brai draw a name. Whoever is picked gets a Full body, Cell shaded picture of ONE character. ^^ i'm sorry..I just like raffles. ;w; HOWEVER you must provide me with a fullbody drawing (I draw what I SEE) and must have the flat colors provided..even if they are just little circles off to the side and are labeled.OC Interaction Con! *DONE*1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am a bit disappointed with how this contest turned out. I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE the pictures that I did get, though! But as I was deleting people from the list..I counted almost 15 and the 10 who told me in notes. So that's 25 people who didn't take part due to being busy (OMG..I am so sorry.. ;n; ) or just didn't feel like it. I was hoping since it involved your own OCs it would give more incentive, but I guess I was wrong. This was also judging whether or not I should host any upcoming contests. Anyway, I LOVE the pictures you
FREE 1 Hour Tutorial on Painting in Sketchbook ProFREE 1 Hour Tutorial on Painting in Sketchbook Pro2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone! Check out this free 1 hour tutorial on how Bobby Chiu painted the cover of the new release of Sketchbook Pro 6!
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 Civilians2 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
Street Fighter V TrailerEnough said!Street Fighter V Trailer2 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Another drawing lesson and another resourceDan Norton :icondingo107: continues his series of Muro based drawing lessons.Another drawing lesson and another resource2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This one is on drawing in perspective and drawing props/environments within a box. It's pretty slick.
Also :iconradsechrist: has a blog that is all about teaching the fundamentals of figure drawing and composition for telling a story.
that blog can be found here. http://radhowto.blogspot.com/
Some thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.I commission art a lot. I've commissioned from many different artists all over the world. And after several years here are a few on my own personal thoughts on commissionsSome thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. List you prices.
- Whether its flat rates or by the hour, artists that commissions should list their rates. Most the time the old saying "If you have to ask, it probably costs to much." really comes into play here. I'm so much more likely to commission someone where I can gauge my budget. I myself am a single income family of five. That means I have a budget. A budget means I shop around. So that means when I am comparing artists if I know what I can spend with one and not the other, I'm more likely to go with the one I know I can budget.
2. List your customers.
- It is so much easier for a person to know where they stand when you have them listed.
2½. Update your customers.
- Most artists have an idea how long something is going to take. Now it's understandable that the idea isn't always acc
Colorists: Having Difficulty Finding A Skintone?This happens to me all the time.Colorists: Having Difficulty Finding A Skintone?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm starting out an image, and for the life of me, I just cannot determine what color I should use for the skintone. I wish I had a crystal ball that would show me thirty minutes into the future so I can see just how a character will look after applying all the necessary shading, anatomical detailing, and highlights based upon the base color I use. A lot of times, it'll appear too faint, too desaturated, or on the flip side, way too bold and gleaming like a bronzed deity caked in a thick lathering of walrus grease.
Which is delicious, by the way.
FORTUNATELY! The folks at The Humanae Tumblr seemed to have a crystal ball of their own. Not so much one that shows the final product of my work, but one that certainly told them of my many incredibly frustrating endeavors into spending a good chunk of time shading a character's skin only to realize the base tone was absolute g
50 Points Fan Art Contest50 Points Fan Art Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey Friends & Frenemies!
Would you like to WIN 50 Points?
Draw your version of ME!
I would love to see character sheets,
you and me together, adventures and anything fun!
It can be serious, fun, silly, dirty, weird or crazy! I don't care! Hahaha
You MUST: Watch me,
Favorite this Journal,
Comment and Post a Link
to your Drawing.
Don't ask me if you can do other things,
like write a poem or other forms of art,
just draw me no matter your skill level.
I will pick a Wiener on Saturday, April 20th 9AM/11AM Eastern Time!
The wiener will not necessarily be the better artist,
so even if you draw stick figures, definitely enter the contest!
You can do whatever you want! No restrictions.
*NOTE: You have ALL the references in my gallery, so you do NOT need to ask
me for personal photos or anything (rude)! Just use my drawings
and current pics in my gallery as source materials.
If you don't know what I look like by now, seeing as how I draw myself
all the time,
Drawing lessonsAnytime someone asks me for resources and lessons on drawing well I always tell them to learn the fundamentals and draw from real life. Few people take me at my word and go looking for that.Drawing lessons2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well Dan Norton, :icondingo107: , the guy who brought us the new Thundercats gave us DA users an AWESOME chance to look at how the fundamentals work using DA's Muro App (which I gotta say is brilliant).
So take a look at this and you'll get a great jumping off point on how to draw well and draw properly.
Wanna kill yourself?Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, and take out that suicide note you've written and rewritten over and over and over You take out those razor blades, and cut for the very last time. You grab that bottle of pills and take them all. Laying down, holding the letter to your chest, you close your eyes for the very last time. A few hours later, your little brother knocks on your door to come tell you dinners ready. You don't answer, so he walks in. All he sees is you laying on your bed, so he thinks you're asleep. He tells your mom this. Your mom goes to your room to wake you up. She notices something is odd. She grabs the paper in your hand and reads it. Sobbing, she tries to wake you up. She's screaming your name. Your brother, so confused, runs to go tell Dad that "Mommy is crying and sissy won't wake up." Your dad runs to your room. He looks at yoWanna kill yourself?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Manga Studio BasicsSo I've been asked what software I use to make my creator owned comic: Shadows of Oblivion. The short answer is Manga Studio EX. (the long answer is a lecture on how software doesn't make comics any more than a paintbrush makes a painting.... but I'll save you the speech.)Manga Studio Basics2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Manga Studio is a great piece of drawing software that takes into account everything a comic artist would need. Rulers, pens, pencils, markers, and brushes of all shapes and sizes. Nearly everything you'd need in traditional media to create comics is here in its virtual for you. Even my personal favorite, Blue lines! But some of you who may use photoshop may get confused. Some of the tools are similar, but not the same, it's a different interface by a different company, so things will be different.
So I thought for today's tutorial tuesday I'd show you two of the tools I us
No Excuses: I have artist's/Writer's blockFirst of all... What the crap is artist or writer's block? I mean, I understand what it is, but how do you get it? How do you run out of things to say, or draw?No Excuses: I have artist's/Writer's block2 years ago in Personal More Like This
From now on, I'm going to refer to this as artist's block as most of the excuses I hear are about art. But they apply to writer's block as well. (i just don't want to keep writing "Artists or writer's block")
So let me get this straight you want to draw something, but you don't know what to draw, so you're going to just draw nothing.... That makes no sense. It's like saying "I'm really hungry, but i don't know what I want to eat, so I'm just not going to eat anything." That doesn't happen. What happens is you say "I'm really hungry, I don't know what I want to eat, so I'll eat anything I can find." And that's how you have to approach your drawing.
If you want to draw, but you don't know what you want to draw, then draw ANYTHING. It doesn't matter what, just anything you can find. I know exactly what your thinking right n
+500 Watchers Party and Raffle!! WINNERS - I have now rolled a dice, and the 2 first numbers have been chosen!+500 Watchers Party and Raffle!! WINNERS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The winner of the halfbody drawing is~
The winner of the chibi is~
Congrats to the winners and
thank you to all who joined!
Winners: Please reply to my note.
If you don't answer to my note within 2 days I will pick a new winner -
Hello all of you lovely people! Woo!
Do you know what time it is? It's party time!
Bring the cupcakes! ♥
So, I somehow reached the 500 watchers in less than 3 days, and like I promised, there's a big surprise for all of you!
I am holding a +500 watchers raffle!
What can you win?
-There will be 2 winners!
The first one will get a halfbody drawing:
& the second one will get a chibi drawing:
OC Cosplay -ART CONTEST- win $100-ENDABOUT CONTEST :OC Cosplay -ART CONTEST- win $100-END7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Cosplaying is fun, but what if your characters was on Akuurian con and was cosplaying my character?
Well here comes your chance, and to win some pocket money for the summer
This is what you need to do:
1. Pick one of your own OCs
2. Draw it cosplaying my OCs
MY OCS :
Isaa N'raiq/Mionya / Amara NoX /Ailsa
SOULIA OC COLORED by BrianFajardo
Whitchear by Queen-Soulia
. . Caela . . by DigiKat04Caela Lumen by SimonneX
Kaiy-lari Atlas by Claw333AyaneKay-Lari Is An Assassin by weremole
Twilight video + upholstery foam in Pinkie reviewFirst off, I finally finished editing one of the livestream videos! You can watch Winter Wrap Up Twilight being made(in fast motion) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYWHxudsAN8Twilight video + upholstery foam in Pinkie review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, a giant Pinkie update!
Some people had suggested that I use foam in Pinkie for various reason, and I decided it would be worth a try. Here are my thoughts and results!
I used upholstery foam(or foam cushioning as some might know it) because it's thick, regains its shape even if it's crushed, and it's available at Wal Mart in large quantities ahah.
First off it was more expensive than I expected, but still not horrendously expensive. I bought a 48"x72" piece for $65. This is enough for one and a half ponie. Second, I really underestimated its weight. This stuff is HEAVY. I was hoping to reduce Pinkie's weight by using this foam, but that didn't happen.
Fitting it in the plush:
I measured and cut large strips of the foam and rolled them up so they would fit through the body. I didn't roll them supe
A More In Depth Example Of Art InfringementWhile he majority of responses to last week's issue with my uncredited Vampi art being claimed by another party were supportive, there were those that did not fully understand what the problem was or why it needed to be addressed.A More In Depth Example Of Art Infringement3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are links to a pretty egregious example of not crediting the original (and true) creator of the art,
and a follow up posting by someone who worked in the Rights and Infringements department at DC Comics.
Very interesting reading.....
POINT COMMISSIONS: rules and prices- OPEN!PAYPAL COMMISSION INFORMATIONPOINT COMMISSIONS: rules and prices- OPEN!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
POINT COMMISSION INFORMATION
Status and 2014 commissions
ADULT Visual pricelist
[Star!] Finished commissions [Star!]
[Star!] Adoptables gallery [Star!]
Staying MotivatedWhen people hear that I'm a freelancer, they usually say one of two things.Staying Motivated3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1- That's AWESOME. You get to work whenever you want.
2- That must be HORRIBLE keeping yourself motivated.
I never really had a problem with the motivation part until recently, until last week it clicked with me why, and how I had been self-medicating up to that point. So with that in mind, I'm gonna share some ways I find useful of staying focused.
This is a great way to cut through the crap and distractions and get LOTS done. Essentially, you set a timer and
Work 25 mins
Rest 5 mins
Work 25 mins
Rest 5 mins
Work 25 mins
Rest 5 mins
Work 25 mins
Rest 30 mins
Enough of a break to pee, get a cuppa or whatever. I use a little program called pomadairo to keep track, but there's downsides to this. The downside being the stopping. I generally plug in and work for about 45 mins to an hour before my brain demands distraction, or longer if there's actual problem solving going on. The pomodorro cycl
Dog Tag 100 Points Winner!Dog Tag 100 Points Winner!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
CONGRATULATIONS TO :ICONCALEBKANE: FOR WINNING THE 100 !!!!!
Did you Enter my 5000 Giveaway?
:icononiontantrumplz: ...hey Dog Tag owners! Don't throw a fit and toss your LaughingGurl™ Army Dog Tag away just yet!
You will ALL be automatically entered into my next contest for a chance to win more !!!
5000 Points Giveaway (CLOSED):iconamber-duncan:5000 Points Giveaway (CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*IMPORTANT: I will be out of town for vacation on New Year's 2014 but the WINNER of this Giveaway will be announced by my best friend, Amber-Duncan and she will be responsible for giving away the to the WINNER!
It's that time again!!!
I have a ton of points accumulated from commissions, and I think it's time to do a big giveaway for LaughingGurl™, Inc. and gain more Watchers.
I will pick a RANDOM winner.
5000 GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)
✖ Watch me
✖ Add this Journal to your Favorites
✖ Create a Journal with a Link advertising this Giveaway
✖ Comment below with a Link to your Journal
Deadline is New Years Day. Jan 1, 2014. 12PM EST.
Gotta Feature 'em all! - #1 BulbasaurThe first of a double weekly feature series of all Pokemon - this time Bulbasaur.Gotta Feature 'em all! - #1 Bulbasaur2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm going to submit a feature every Tuesday & Friday of a different Pokemon in numerical order, starting with Bulbasaur and ending with Genesect. If you have a piece of your own or of someone else's that you like, please do note me so I can add it when I get to that Pokemon!
001 bulbasaur by pinkbunnii pixel bulbasaur by pinkbunnii
001 - Bulbasaur by Taddle :thumb327852783: :thumb328057891: Bulba by Valraevn
Bouncing around by Dino5tee Bulbasaur by Fayren Pokederp - 001 Bulbasaur by huskyapocalypse :thumb328945729:
Thanks for looking and see you next week!
PS. I looked around a lot before I made this, if someone else has already done a feature like this under the same name please let me know so I can change the title, thanks!
100 Theme Adopts ChallengeWill do this at my own pace. Will be done randomly on bases. Can be anything really, youll just have to wait and see~100 Theme Adopts Challenge4 months ago in Personal More Like This
36. Under the Sea
46. Half and Half
49. Outer Space
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: Nature2 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: