Pet peeve 2I've seen this happen more than once. "This reminds me of pokemon. This reminds me of Okami. This reminds me of your ass."
Seriously, what do you think you achieve with a comment like that? Is the artist supposed to feel better that his/her oc looks like the fandom you're at the moment fapping to? Most of the artists I know want to be recognized for their own characters and ideas, and most of the time they haven't even thought - or better yet, heard - at all of that thing when the picture was created.
"This reminds me of--" is not a compliment. It's not a critique. It gives nothing new, but it makes you look like a snob who can't accept that when there is billions and trillions of people maybe might think of same kind of idea what someone else thought. If, as a comment, it's something, it's actually an insult of someone's imagination. Or, maybe, the person was actually inspirated about something. Let's say, he was inspirated by some pokemon. He liked the design and wanted
Art StylesThis is not some journal about personal woes. I just want to talk briefly about some attitudes towards realistic (and other) art styles that I've come across that... It just kinda seriously bothers me that people think that way about me and other people and themselves.Art Styles7 months ago in Personal More Like This
So here it is; Drawing realism does not equal elitism.
I don't draw realistically because I think it makes me better than other people and I don't know anyone else who does either. I draw realistically because I like drawing that way. Because I'm very particular about details and drawing little tiny details makes me ridiculously happy. It's just how I like to draw.
It doesn't make me better than you or anyone else.
I don't think any of you are below me because you draw anime/manga or cartoon styles. More power to you because I tend to struggle with it, honestly.
And if we all drew the exact same way, all our art would be the same and it would be boring as hell.
Art and confidenceDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and confidence8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Confidence is very meaningful thing for an artist - It helps us to not be afraid of our goals, but we have to remind ourselves that too much of the ego can lead to arrogance and vanity. Here goes my thoughts about the topic and I hope that my insights might be helpful.
How to boost the confidence?
If you feel that you are not good enough and you lack the willingness to make & post artworks, just because someone else is better, you don't have the right skill and there is not enough time, and there is no point in that... stop. You are good enough and you have everything you need and there is no reason why you can't do what you really want to do. Don't make excuses. You and only you have something valuable to offer to the world - your life experiences, your influences and creativity make you special and no-one else will do that in your place. And there are people that
10 ways to get motivatedDear, deviantart fellow artists10 ways to get motivated8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Motivation is such an important part of our lifes. Without it, we wouldn't get anything done. It's the reason why we do the things we do. And when we have the lack of it, then It can get quite depressing and give us an anxiety that keeps us away from making artworks. And it sucks. So here are my 10 tips that have helped me over the time and I hope that It'll be helpful for you too.
Have some inspirational quotes all around your workplace. Put the artworks you adore as your desktop picture. See them as motivation, something to strive for, to remind yourself what matters to you and trigger positive thoughts. Try to write an inspiring letter to your future-self - about what and why you want to achieve and whenever you'll feel down, read it and you'll be inspired to move on.
Discovering new songs or playing the old ones - that
Challenging Yourself to Become a Better ArtistLike others here, I get asked a lot of questions about my art, my process, techniques, and my inspiration. One of the questions I get asked that makes me both smile and laugh is, "How did you get so good?" Half the time it's a rhetorical question, and the other half is people genuinely wanting to know how to get better at art.Challenging Yourself to Become a Better Artist5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The answer is deceptively simple: I challenge myself and maintain a positive attitude.
RISE TO THE CHALLENGE
Now you might say, "Well, everything I do is a challenge, I'm not that good yet." But that's not what I mean. Of course getting better at art is challenging, and even when you're what others might consider a master, art never stops being a challenge.
But what I'm talking about is specifically setting goals for yourself and taking on projects that you KNOW are going to make you struggle. The projects that you KNOW are going to make you want to give up and do something else.
I find that a lot of people sort of stick to a specific niche and never reall
Little thing called TalentLittle thing called TalentLittle thing called Talent1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive and my purse is empty, but they say I have talent."
In general, talent means the skill that someone has quite naturally to do something that is hard, a high degree of ability that a person was born with. It's hard to argue that some people indeed have more of an inherited talent for arts than others. They are able to get to a certain level rather quickly and get a lot of praise along the way. However, relying on talent will only last for so long, there's a point to be reached when nothing but hard work gets you through.
"Talent is so loaded a word, so full to the brim with meanings, that an artist might be wise
BIRTHDAY RAFFLE! WIN A FREE CHIBI!so my birthday's coming up and i thought i'd take the opportunity to thank my watchers for showing their support of my art! i don't have the money to do a full blown contest, but i have art to give, so a raffle it is!BIRTHDAY RAFFLE! WIN A FREE CHIBI!1 week ago in Personal More Like This
there will be TWO WINNERS! both will receive a FREE FLATCOLOR CHIBI like the ones below:
HERE'S HOW TO ENTER!
1. you MUST be watching me! i will check!
2. favorite this journal!
3. make a new journal or poll linking back to this raffle!
4. comment below with a link to the journal or poll! i'll respond with a number, and that's your entry!
i will pick the winners on FEBRUARY 15 using random.org!
good luck everyone! C:
The stuff that artists go through.There are so many pro's and con as to being an artist, professional or as a hobby.The stuff that artists go through.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
It feels nice to be able to express yourself through something you make and when that something turns out to be looking good we get this sense of accomplishment.
Most of the time though there are bad feelings mixed with the good ones.
Not being understood. Those moments where your friends or family does not understand that you have to desire to be alone and work on your art. Those copious amounts of hours you spend working and they wonder why you wouldn't rather be outside relaxing in the sun or hang out with your friends.
The only people who will ever fully understand this are other artists or simply very understandable people. It's important they they will eventually understand so there wont be any hurt feelings. Try to explain ti as calmly and rational as you can, perhaps with using examples in terms they would understand.
About 'Overpricing' thingsMOVE on 'Overpricing': About 'Overpricing' thingsAbout 'Overpricing' things2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
[My Opinion Versus Everyone's] Please remember these are simply my opinions and are not meant to imply that you should agree or disagree nor should these prove to be offensive in any way; if I do come across displeasingly then you have my apologies beforehand, thank you.
Ah! And btw, if you haven't seen Stephen Silver's video about pretty much this topic, please do -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWXYoD7wfOs
I see a lot of comments here and there that go something like this...
"50 points?? Why would I pay 50 points for an adopt..."
"100 points? Are you sure you're not overpricing that...?!"
And I'm sure many of you have seen similar comments, now I understand that points aren't the easiest things to accumulate when you're fresh into dA or even we
OMG SHIT! paint tool sai help? FIXED"GOD WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY PAINT TOOL SAI? everytime i want to save something it says "failed to save canvas" EVERYTIME!! except if I save it as psd file! I already tried deleting it and downloading again but it says again "failed to save canvas"! can someone help me, please?"OMG SHIT! paint tool sai help? FIXED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
from Jan 5, 2012
Ok so I have been getting a lot of messages recently from people saying they have the same problem with paint tool SAI so I decided to update this journal so everyone can go on working and saving files in SAI.
I don't know if there is a way to completly fix this bug but there definately is a way to avoid it!
I would like to thank FlumpyDuck for her very helpfull response:
"If you open a PSD in SAI for some reason it has a meltdown and won't save anything as .sai, so if - like I had - you've just done a couple hours' work and you don't want to lose everything, you /can/ save it as a .psd file and keep editing it from there. If you absolutely need it to be a .s
End of the year raffle! [OVER]EDIT: RAFFLE IS NOW OVER! WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOONEnd of the year raffle! [OVER]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Taking this idea from the ibee!! KingNeroche
END OF THE YEAR ART/POINTS RAFFLE!
I am giving away ONE (Single character) Transparent drawing, AND 1000 !
There will be TWO winners! First place will get to choose between the art and the points, and Second place will get whatever First place did not receive!
Example of transparent artwork from me:
Anyways, entering this raffle is extremely simple! Comment below ONCE to enter! Only ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
The 101 Guide To Marketing For ArtistsSlowly I get to catch up with deviations on here, now I just need to make use of the journals more oftenThe 101 Guide To Marketing For Artists10 months ago in Personal More Like This
There are some things I would be glad, someone would have told me earlier...
Marketing is such a thing - since I´m freelancing 5 years now it is save to say that is no accident that I´m happily blessed with the "just right" clients and it all boils down to be due to authentic marketing. Honestly- I embrace everything that has to do with it, below you find my write up to get a better understanding of what it is all about.
I always found interest in psychology and marketing but when I jumped on the freelancing train 5 years ago I especially embraced anything that I could find to help me understand, use and practice marketing as a way to keep myself busy with work that I love to do and to collaborate with people who respect what I do.
In the process I learned much from many different experts and in this post I will forward what I´ve learn
Where to get started before you can apply for workThere is no such thing as suddenly knowing when you are ready to turn yourWhere to get started before you can apply for work11 months ago in Personal More Like This
passion into your profession. But there is a way of measuring your chances on being
able to get work and eventually sustain a living from it.
Accepting commissions or freelance for low payment won't help you. You can think any penny counts, but it will lower the worth of your work and damage the market.
How to measure that you are ready?
You probably have high goals, but they are usually not your first step. You must search out the clients who can be that first step. Often found in the card game industry, book cover illustrations and smaller game company's.
Look at the artwork shown by a company such as the card game company: Fantasy Flight games. Compare your skills with the average of their artworks. If it matches yours, you will have a chance. However, keep in mind that those artworks had been done in a limited timeframe, usually within 12 hour
Premium Membership Giveaway!TWO DAYS LEFT! Get your entries in everyone!Premium Membership Giveaway!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
100 PEOPLE HAVE ENTERED! I will now be giving away:
- a 1 month premium with SIMPLE journal CSS
- a 3 month premium with COMPLEX CSS
I've been wanting to do this for a while, but haven't really gotten around to it. ;; I'm celebrating my SIX YEARS on deviantART!
I'm giving away a one month premium membership and simple journal CSS! Please read the rules before before participating!
- You MUST be watching me - I WILL be checking.
- You MUST feature this journal in another JOURNAL. NO POLLS.
- You MUST FAVORITE THIS JOURNAL! That way I'll be able to keep track.
- COMMENT with a link to your journal entry! Otherwise you won't be counted!
- ONE ACCOUNT PER PERSON. If I see you or find out you're using multiple accounts, you're OUT.
IF YOU DON'T DO ALL OF THE ABOVE, YOUR ENTRY WI
DRAMA on DA about tracing and popularityYears ago when I first joined DA, I had a lot of friends in the extended equine community. Even though I didn't draw many horses, I was still very interested in them. Many of these people I still watch today and admire for their skill and artwork.DRAMA on DA about tracing and popularity3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not going to name any names in this journal.
Lately there has been a huge kerfuffle about a friend of mine coming out and admitting that she has been tracing over parts of photos for her artwork for some time. She was terrified (bless her) that she would lose her friends and popularity over this.
The reason she was so worried was because this same situation happened before, a few years back. A popular girl in the equine community was hounded off DA. She was forever one to go on about art theives and on every one of her pictures she theatened against people stealing her artwork.
It eventually came out that a substantial portion of her gallery was traced from stock photos on devinatart. People were outraged at this.
Trends.There are a number of trends I'm amused by at deviantART.Trends.3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Search for draw this again and you see a meme where deviants are showing their progress through the years. Examples:
Then there's a trend on YouTube where deviants are posting video blogs about their deviantART experiences. I recently caught this one by DomieNeek that I was charmed by. She makes great points, too!
In November we published a Journal on dt's Blog, very discreetly announcing that we've launched a set of API's (Application Programming Interfaces) so that developers out there could make Apps for deviantART.
Favourite Species and DesignersEdit: Remembered some i missed and added fav designersFavourite Species and Designers7 months ago in Personal More Like This
was inspired by Kawiku's fav species list
Ignore my long list i LOVE species, its like my guilty pleasure ahah
- species i own one of
- i want one XD
- will have one soon ;v;
Top 4 favs: (in order, subject to change in future)
- Weavers bananamantis
- Coukyou kub-e
- Ren fair monsters Aviator33
- Slimerock pups puqqie
It's so hard to pick top four cause its always changing ffff
Other species I love: (in no particular order)
- Wish Dragons Bowdino
- Fumi Dragons Fumi-LEX
- Pillowings CloverCoin
- Guardians SinCommonStitches [Bullet; Red]
- Mantibabs PhloxeButt [Bullet; Blue]
- Lucky Chimes burrdog [Bullet; Blue]
- Treasure dragons VCR-WOLFE [Bullet; Red]
- Yevren VanillaToxin [Bullet; Blue]
- Nekoi Kawiku [Bullet; Blue]
- Girraffaroos paexiedust [Bullet; Blue]
- Fear ph
What is your Drawing Skill Level?All of the images featured in this article come from archives of my own work so not to impose unwanted criticism. The intention of this article is not to categorize artists, but to categorize similarities of different skill levels of representational drawing. Please also note that skill level in representational drawing does not equate to the worth of an artist's creative ability. But skill in representational drawing is very important to have in a lot of art disciplines. It is a skill that takes a lifetime to learn. Skill does not come from talent. Instead, talent affects the perseverance, discipline, and desire of the individual to develop skill.What is your Drawing Skill Level?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What is Representational Drawing? Representational drawing is a fancy way of saying trying to re-create something you see in real life on paper (or whatever you are drawing on). When we turn about 10 or 11 years old, or brains begin to develop a different perception of visual space than what we could understand before in the earlier y
Point Commissions [CLOSED]Please Fill this out and me:Point Commissions [CLOSED]8 months ago in Personal More Like This
What I'm bad at :
1.: :iconooayamechanoo: Done
2.: :iconthefurryravestar: Done
3.: :iconxNighten: Done
4.: :iconkariosa-adopts: Done
5.: :iconskitzopod: Done
Cell shaded Fullbody
Extra Character: +100
Full shaded Headshot
::Some words of advice::Maybe this is just for my own personal review later on down the line but I just thought to post this. This may jump around a bit and I apologize for that. I've written parts of this at different intervals so, heh, sorry if it's hard to follow completely. I'll edit it eventually.::Some words of advice::11 months ago in Personal More Like This
As an artist our aim is to create.
Our goal is to envision and then usually visually invent things from our own mind's eye and as such we often overlook the fact that not every mind thinks the same as our own.
Everyone has their own unique imagination with is fabricated and cultivated by our own live's unique experiences, events, and past. Now, while those things may be similar in nature at their core, no one event is the same for every person.
As such we have to realize that despite how much we want to, we cannot ever please everyone's tastes with our work.
It's not because there's persnickety people or that another artist is better than we are at our chosen
MASSIVE ART CONTEST! Over $260 in prizes.Edit 1/25/15: No one else wants to enter? ;O; I wouldn't want to be an art slave for nothing ;n;MASSIVE ART CONTEST! Over $260 in prizes.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Edit 1/18/15: This month is over halfway over, guys! Please take advantage of the extra time, and get your entries in! <3
Edit 1/4/15: Happy new year! Only 2 or 3 months until the deadline! Please don't leave things till the lat minute; get submissions in on time!
Edit 12/27/14: Deadline has been extended to March 1st, 2015
Edit 12/24/14: Start getting your entries in, guys!
Edit 12/13/14: Less than a month left for entries!
Edit 11/24/14: Deadline is fast approaching, guys! Be sure to keep tabs on the contest and submit your entries on time! I will update this journal from time to time so you guys don't forget!
Edit 10/09/14: Casual reminder that I am basically selling myself into art slavery for this contest ;o;
Edit 09/19/14: We need TEN entrants for the prizes to be valid, guys! ;o;
Edit 09/18/14: What happened, this thing just kinda died ;w;
EDIT 09/15/14: Although drawings ar
How to fix no pressure sensitivity On SAIPlease follow the steps and all of them please.How to fix no pressure sensitivity On SAI2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a theory on why pressure goes off on sai. It's because people leave sai without returning smoothing or stabilizer 0 . In Some cases people put their min size on brushes to 100 %.
Now because of your bad habits you have to follow these steps for sai to return to normal.
Step one- Open sai tool paint. ( if you don't have it open)
Step two- Go through all the brushes and put min size to 0 on all brushes.
step three- Click Other (o)>Option (o)
step four- On digitizer click option mouse instead of pen. (do with no question)than okay
Step five- Put smoothing/stabilizer to 0
Step six- exit out of sai and close all programs.
Step seven- Restart your computer
Step eight - Do step three again when you have sai open. ( go to options)
step nine- On Digitizer click pen option and than okay.
step ten- put smoothing/stabilizer to s-7 to see if this has worked
This will work if you have the ha
Attention NeededDD-Catalogue needs a higher folder limit!Attention Needed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Currently deviantART imposes a limit on the number of folders/subfolders allowed in all group galleries.
Unfortunately, this means DD-Catalogue can't keep up with the number of new folders created in the main dA gallery.
We feel, as a paying supergroup, this limit should be raised.
Add this journal to your favourites to show your support against the current limit!
Hey you! dA Admins, yes you! [Vent/Rant]I'm sorry but I've just got to let some steam out.Hey you! dA Admins, yes you! [Vent/Rant]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(This will probably get long and there will be swearing. There also may be triggering words or statements within, so if you are sensitive to those things be aware of this before reading).
Pardon my language but -- what the Hell is wrong with the dA admins?
I mean really?
I get it, I really do. You're busy, you don't really want to do your job, and you've been taught to have the least possible concern for other people as you can as to avoid branding this website with a 'bad reputation'.
This place is supposedly all flowers, rainbows, and happy people frolicking away in eternal bliss sharing art, and being merry.
Meanwhile the truth is this place is the biggest joke on the internet. It's filled and continually filling up with so many sockpuppet troll accounts, cyber bullies, and spammers with such rapidity it puts Myspace or any other social media site to shame.
You report someone for genuine harassment and
my deviantart story :DMy first time on deviantart was 7 long years ago, on my first account, silentsasukemy deviantart story :D6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
here is my first dA upload!
I joined because I was playing on a site called gaiaonline and I saw people had included links to their deviantart accounts in their signatures in the forums, and it piqued my interest.
Since I was beginning to draw art for people on there, I wanted to start a gallery too (aside from my photobucket account - I maxed out some albums with all my uploads lolololol)
I was a mouse user during the whole time on that old account. I used programs like open canvas 3 and MSPaint, as well as my scanner for pen and pencil drawings. I think deviantart was a great way for me to share the work that I was proud of.
What I appreciated a lot from the dA community was the positive feedback I got from other users! They usually point out what kinds of things I was doing well on, which only spurred me to do it better next time and try to improve the things not mentioned s