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!2 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
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: Nature1 year 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:
+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!! WINNERS6 months 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:
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 Basics1 year 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
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 Civilians1 year 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
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 block1 year 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
Second Contest (23 Contestants) - FinishedVotingSecond Contest (23 Contestants) - Finished2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can vote from now (March 3rd) until the end of March 10th.
To vote, send a note to the group with the title and artist of your three favourite entries listed like the follwing:
1. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 3 points)
2. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 2 points)
3. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 1 point)
Only members of the group can vote.
You can't vote for yourself.
No advertising for votes anywhere.
Submissions are closed. All of you who has submitted a deviation to the contest, please make sure that it is mentioned on the list of entries below. (If any links do not work, please let me know.) Information about the voting will be added here tomorrow.
There's only a few days left of the contest now, so to all of you who has submitted a deviation to the contest, please make sure that it is mentioned on the list of entries below.
For those of you who intend to submit
30 DAY MMD PICTURE CHALLENGEbecause i need insperation from time to time and I think this will encourage me to create more things... maybe.30 DAY MMD PICTURE CHALLENGE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
MMD 30 Day Challenge –
Day 1) A picture of your self –model/a picture that represents you. ✓
Day 2) A picture of your favourite model ✓
Day 3) A picture of a model you rarely use ✓
Day 4) A picture of your favourite stage only (meaning no models – just the stage) ✓
Day 5) A picture including your favourite effect ✓
Day 6) A picture of your favourite VOCALOID/UTAU/Video game character ✓
Day 7) A picture including an effect you rarely use ✓
Day 8) A picture of your OTP ✓
Day 9) A picture based of your favourite song ✓
Day 10) A picture of something cat related ✓
Day 11) A picture using the last model in your model folder ✓
Day 12) A picture of something with food in it ✓
Day 13) A picture of your least favourite ship ✓
Day 14) A picture using the first model in your model folder ✓
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 review1 year 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
POINT COMMISSIONS: rules and prices- OPEN!PAYPAL COMMISSION INFORMATIONPOINT COMMISSIONS: rules and prices- OPEN!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
POINT COMMISSION INFORMATION
Status and 2014 commissions
ADULT Visual pricelist
[Star!] Finished commissions [Star!]
[Star!] Adoptables gallery [Star!]
OC Interaction Con! *One week extension~*DUE DATE HAS BEEN DECIDED! CONTEST WILL END ON:OC Interaction Con! *One week extension~*4 months ago in Personal More Like This
THURSDAY, MARCH 13
Also, Bex has had some big changes.
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO POST A JOURNAL ABOUT THIS CONTEST, IF YOU ARE DOING IT! LINK IT TO ME IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! Also, if you do a picture..link it to me below! THANK YOU!
There is NO picture limit! You can do as many as you would like. You can use as many OCs/FCs as you would like. ^^ Due date has NOT been decided! Using pictures from an older account.
FIRST PLACE: 3 month UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! 6 months premium Membership OR points~ (1,272 )
Second Place: 1 month UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! 3 Month Premium Membership OR points~ (636 )
(If you want to donate any prizes, let me know and I'll add it on here. ^^ )
1. YOU MUST BE WATCHING ME!
2. If you do join, let me know and post a journal or poll about this contest (please~).
POST IT TO ME IN THE C
100 Point give away~Okay. I screwed up on the one a few minutes ago. SO HERE WE GO AGAIN.100 Point give away~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm giving away 100 points, because I have them laying around doing nothing all day.
Rules to enter:
- Watch me ( you can un-watch me when this is over)
- Favorite this journal
- Mention this (with a link) in your journal
- Link me the journal in a comment
I will reply to your comment with the number I have given you. I will use this in a random number generator. I'll keep all of this organized in a word document.
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. NO ALTERNATE ACCOUNTS.
I need at least 10 entries by the deadline, or I will cancel this.
Deadline: January 2nd, 2013
I will give the points to the winner on January 3rd, and I will announce them then.
**EDIT** I'm not sure I'll get enough entries. My new deadline is December, 25th, Christmas. I'm pretty sure I'll never get enough people to enter, so I may as well end it then.
New article for Muddy ColorsSpongeBob SquarePants in 15 steps ! : http://muddycolors.blogspot.fr/2013/03/spongebob-squarepants-in-15-steps.htmlNew article for Muddy Colors1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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...1 year 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.
GET YOUR OWN SUPPORT STAMPDEAR MEMBERS, WATCHERS & VISITORS,GET YOUR OWN SUPPORT STAMP1 year ago in Personal More Like This
NOW YOU CAN GET YOUR OWN SUPPORT STAMP FROM PointsFeed GROUP
THIS IS THE SUPPORT STAMP (ONLY WE'LL CHANGE "YOUR NAME" AND ADD YOURS)
HOW I CAN ADD MY NAME ON THE STAMP?
1- THIS ENTRY
2- DONATE 5 (THIS POINTS TO HELP OTHER DEVIANTS)
WHEN I CAN GET MY OWN SUPPORT STAMP?
- WHEN YOU DONATE YOU'LL GET IT WITHIN 1 HOUR OR LESS.
WHERE I CAN DONATE THE POINTS?
- YOU CAN DONATE BY CLICK ON THIS http://points-feed.deviantart.com/?givepoints
- WRITE IN Include a Message: "FOR MY OWN SUPPORT STAMP"
POINTS FEED GROUP TEAM
FREE 1 Hour Tutorial on Painting in Sketchbook ProFREE 1 Hour Tutorial on Painting in Sketchbook Pro1 year 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!
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?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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/
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.
Colorists: Having Difficulty Finding A Skintone?This happens to me all the time.Colorists: Having Difficulty Finding A Skintone?2 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 Contest11 months 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,
Weekly raffle #1 (Winner announced)**Winner didnt respond after 24h its mean no winner this week...**Weekly raffle #1 (Winner announced)4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Winner is : 19 Congrats :iconshanaa96: <3
image here http://sta.sh/013p95de3cy2
Thanks a ton for participating and congrats!!! o(≧▽≦)o
Week - 1
Yeah~ I'll open weekly raffle in this November (✪㉨✪)b . I need some motivation for my self . ." too lazzyy to draw and some artblockkkk ;-;
The winner of this raffle will receive a surprise art from me .
If you don't have an OC, I'll draw a fanart of whatever (humanoid) character you like
The drawing will be delivered before the next raffle.
Some sample http://lynkn.deviantart.com/gallery/
400 Watchers - POINTS Raffle - WINNER ANNOUNCED and the winner is.....400 Watchers - POINTS Raffle - WINNER ANNOUNCED4 months ago in Personal More Like This
thank you all for entering ;A;
i'll be holding A LOT more raffles in the future, so stay tuned nvn/
i just reached 400 watchers ;;A;;;;; this is the most i've ever had in the entire almost 8 years i've been on this site! :iconcannotevenplz:
because i'm so thankful for all of you, i wanted to hold a POINTS raffle!
one lucky lovely will win 400 !
all you have to do is:
- comment that you'd like to enter
- and fave this journal!
OPTIONAL: to gain another ticket for entry, advertise this journal! nvn (please provide proof when you comment, too!)
I'll be announcing the winner on Monday, October 27th, 2013 at 6 pm CST!
good luck to all of you! nvn////
50 point give away + other prize's (Closed)see this journal for winners :350 point give away + other prize's (Closed)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
okay i know its only a small one but its my first one and that's all the points i got XD
There will only be 3 winners O.O
so how to enter ...
all you have to do is this journal
No journals unless you want more people to join up to you with journals ^^
1st and 2nd place ...
-will get 25 yay points,
-also get a blinking icon each. Icons will be by Tannywantan,
-and each one drawing of there choice by jelikattebayo
will get a single chibi character either of their OC or a custom character.by Nametagz
the winner will be picked of Random.org
This ends on the 13th October
good luck ~
If anyone wants to help with the prizes jus