Taking Your Art to The Next Level in 2015!Taking Your Art to The Next Level in 2015!7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Taking your art to the next level in 2015!
Duel of the fates
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
Famously said by many, “Ninety percent of success is showing up.” How true it is about a soul killing combination: looking at what our own first efforts in any endeavor, particularly art, result in, and then looking at the works of far more experienced artists. Giving up always seems the logical, if panicked,
Give a Feature, Get a Feature #67:iconRealm-of-Fantasy:Give a Feature, Get a Feature #673 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Tutorials and techniquesQuite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.Tutorials and techniques4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
DC puss out.While at my local comic-book emporium, I had a quick leaf through Harley Quinn #0 to check out the winning page from DC’s recent talent search.DC puss out.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It didn’t do much to dampen the disdain I harbour for the big-name comic companies.
For a start, I’m not sure how that page was selected as the cream of the crop. Bravo to the artist for being selected, sure, but there were far more dynamic, lively examples I saw posted here on DA, and I'm genuinely surprised that none of them were chosen. The page selected feels just as stiff, stagnant, sterile and devoid of life as much of the other stuff DC discharges onto the shelves (which might have been why they ran with it).
The main gripe I have, though, is that they changed the final panel.
For those that (somehow) missed the whoo-haa that the whole talent search kicked off: the script DC provided to their would-be artists called for illustrations depicting the titular Harley trying to off herself in a series of absurd ways: holding
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* These brushes can be used for prints. You don't need to note me and ask.
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Terry Pratchett: The Final Walk With Old FriendTerry Pratchett: The Final Walk With Old Friend6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
TERRY PRATCHETT: Takes the Final Walk With Old Friend
Farewell Sir Terry Pratchett
April 28, 1948 — March 12, 2015
Terry Pratchett, the immensely popular British fantasy writer best known for his “Discworld” sci-fi/fantasy series, has died from a dementia and Alzheimer’s-related brain “embuggerance” (his term for it) at the relatively young age of 66. One of today’s most prolific authors (70 titles
Guy Fawkes DayGuy Fawkes Day10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Guy Fawkes Day
Burns one man's vendetta on fires of drunk delight while Heaven's rainbows burn and sparkle in the sky.
The fascinated coo while boredom freezes cold and watches while his breath fades steaming into night.
The pennies for the guy jingle in their tin while he a traitor burns, his Cath'lic soul in Hell.
The animals run scared, not from fireworks, but from th'unholy sound of Guido's punishment.
He screams a silent scream that no-one else can hear, save God and pets and Satan's wailing hordes.
“A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.”
– Guy Fawkes
Filed under 'M'....for 'Misplaced'As a kid, I always idolised those crazy characters in movies that worked in a chaotic environment, filled with papers and books. You know the ones? They were always looking for a specific item amid their hoard of stuff, and they'd tear the place apart in search of it.Filed under 'M'....for 'Misplaced'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just realised: I've become one of those characters.....and that sh*t's not nearly as much fun as it looked on screen when I was 8.
WHERE THE F**K DID I PUT THAT FILE??!!
Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.You know what I've always felt Christmas eve lacks?Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Paranoia and a sense of impending doom.
The "party game" I just picked up should do the trick.
Each player gets a Nerf gun, the name of a target and the location in the house where they have to shoot them at some point over the course of the evening.
Nothing says "Christmas" like an assassination contract.
.....yes. I have been playing Hitman too long.
All that is Fair PDFWell Seeing as MaximillianVeers :iconMaximillianVeers: has gotten out of the MLP FanFiction PDF file game, and this story would not make it on to the pages of EqD. I have decide to put one up myself.All that is Fair PDF3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mainly done in the same style with just some slight formatting changes and inclusion. I got to say trying to make it all work was a pain but I think I got a good system down. Yes I did check it out with my own ereader.
Go take a look for your self. http://mrfahrenheit89.deviantart.com/#/d4yg4nf
No the story is not dead. I have just spent the last month and half working on my thesis. Both the paper and the expirement that has gone into the paper, along with the various presentation I had to give with it. With my graduation coming up soon I hope to spend some more time on the story, over the summer.
P.S. Max did a great job. Thanks for all that tireless and thankless work you did to start and build up the PDF archive and gallery. :iconjlryan: Jlryanwill do you proud in mainting yo
My personal favoritesGathered in one entry my favorite artworks. At the moment.My personal favorites3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Viperwolves by hontorDivine disc by hontor
Rihard Dark Gold by hontorHeinrih and Black Sea by hontor
Dragon Zodiac by hontorMelhar by hontor
Valley of Aelhar by hontorPegasus Grey Phoenix by hontor
Rat Phantera by hontorWind and Fire by hontor
Flyfox by hontorWolfpteryx by hontor
Otterfly by hontorRat Rainbow-2 by hontor
Perseus by hontorTiger-catdragon Hiero by hontor
PATHFINDER PAIZO RPG - ICONIC CHARACTERS FAN ART-PATHFINDER PAIZO RPG - ICONIC CHARACTERS FAN ART-9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
PATHFINDER PAIZO RPG
ICONICS FAN ART
Amiri the BARBARIAN
Rage of Amiri by shiprock
Aimiri by shiprock Pathfinder Barbarian by superhermit Amiri by dcritelli
Pathfinder Amiri - Raging Blood by Ruloc
Confound themWhy do I get all my creative idea around testing time. I got a a midterms and a Final presentation in the up coming week. But yet I find my mind full of different drawing ideas, story ideas, and even an idea for an ask tumblr blog.Confound them3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me tell you when you start to thinking of Zecora dialog, the rhythms just seem to come at you all the time, they come and the go paying no heed to your needs.
That last part was said in a Zecora voice within my head. How about you?
Luna EclipseWow that Luna episode. Not quite the voice I imagine little to high pitched and not as soft as I imagined. Well at lest one of our theories was correct she does seem like a trickster, and she just trying to fit in but a lot has changed in 1000 and she just trying what she remembers to be the norm. But that leaves one question what has she been doing for over a year? Unless the episode are not in chronological order in the airing time line.Luna Eclipse4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So this episode could in pony universe time it could have taken place right after she came back so ponies could have been still scared of her. But in the past season there is really no proof to support my theory in full. But it would explain a lot of the trouble she had during the celebration one year after her return.
By no means does this take away from the episode. It will be in my top five favorites. Viva the new lunar republic.
I Need a Little Help from My FriendsWell more of an opion really.I Need a Little Help from My Friends3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have been thinking of changing the name of my person OC (the one trotting at the bottom). Right now he is called Brass Arrow. The name came form a mix of a name generated by a MLP name generator at rum Monkey and the metal I think of when I say steampunk. The original generated name became the main focus of my fan fiction starring Steel Arrow.
If any of your read this what do you think keep it or change with something else? If enough interest is show I post up another journal (because you need a premium account to make a poll) with some of my options.
Create and Sell Motion Books on deviantARTCreate and Sell Motion Books on deviantART1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Motion Books push the boundaries of storytelling to the extreme, turning the act and art of reading into something that extends well beyond the printed page. Madefire's powerful and adaptable Motion Book Tool is now in your hands, allowing you to create expressive stories where audio and visual artistry collide.
The Motion Book is an adventurous, energy-packed medium that empowers creators to reach for worlds unseen. When you submit your Motion Books to deviantART and share them with the world, they'll be showcased alongside some of the comic industry's greatest creators and publishers, right alongside characters like Batman, Optimus Prime, Rainbow Dash, and Hellboy!
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-15-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-15-152 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJune 15, 2015
:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondeevelliott: DeevElliott
Because Foxes Are Cute Too
Dinosaurs Eat The Avengers
This weekend dinosaurs once more ruled the earth. Jurassic World beat out all comers to take not only the weekend crown but the all time 3 day opening weekend win previously held by The Avengers with a $209 million North American tally. World wide it went on to make over $515 million, another record, previous held by Harry Potter. Will Chris Pratt now become this generations Harrison
The perfect DADA ( dadaism + ART )The perfect Dada:The perfect DADA ( dadaism + ART )3 years ago in Personal More Like This
so we started to burn down the noise in a big grinder, the bongo drum was allright, so was the swien we drank the anti-music thoose popular sounds revoked from the radio regurgatating it self the bird flue just flew over the outsiders was insiders for once, fucking hell that is cricket for two, we just nerver know witch shoes to wear, the freaky ones or the queer ones, Jimi was low, loaded on booz and heroin, no good at all but we couldnīt abandon him uncle cage just turned 100 years of human years and space time, donīt tell us that we lie, because we belive in no truth, dada, dadaism or neheolitic stone age, I guess I would rather be a neanderthal they lived in the vally smoking stuff that made them relax like tobacco and ferns, the slime mold came creeping fron under a stone and we are so proud to be them, smoking some more flint would make us happy, sex is not our game, we would rather have a tulip slowly incerted to our anus, we were very gifted but that all turne
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Out With the old and in with a Rewrite.So yeah I was going through a little writing slump for the past two months or how ever long since I posted my last chapter. So I was trying my hoof art some drawing and digital art to try and get my writing mojo working again. I was reading over what I had written and thought is was pretty bad. So I throw out most of the first half of the chapter and I am currently rewriting it. I will be a little while until I am able to get the next chapter out.Out With the old and in with a Rewrite.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am True BronyI was sitting in Class with those desk chairs. You know the ones the chairs where an extremely small table top is attached to the side of the chair.I am True Brony4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well I was talking notes in one of those spiral note books which took up all the space on the desk. I was trying to highlight the passages in one of the philosophy book my prof was going over as I had it balanced on my leg.
I just thought to myself, This would be so much more easier if I was Unicorn.
MLP:FIM Style Pony Video tutorial Part 1So I finally got around to fixing up the video.MLP:FIM Style Pony Video tutorial Part 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
KEEP IN MIND THAT I'M NOT THE BEST AND MY PONY ANATOMY ISN'T PERFECT. THESE VIDEOS ARE TO SHOW YOU HOW I DRAW PONIES FOR MY ART AND COMICS. TO GIVE YOU A GOOD IDEA ON HOW TO GO ABOUT DRAWING PONIES FOR YOURSELF.
If you decide to start drawing, keep in mind that your not going to be great at it when you first try. Believe me I couldn't draw ponies to save my life, but I keep at it and look at me now.
Don't give up, as long as you keep it up you'll soon be drawing ponies in no time. Also don't treat art as a chore, have fun with it.
Also use References to help you out, don't be ashamed to use them. Also check out this link for helpful pony anatomy sketches http://gunrunnersarsenal.tumblr.com/post/17039753243/tutorial-stuff-which-can-be-really-usefull
Also please read this journal
It may be long but it will help you understand what every artist goes through, so your not alone.
My best tip for you is,
DA Tips for the Crafty ProfessionalArt in the ProfessionsDA Tips for the Crafty Professional3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
DeviantArt is a community full of artists of every sort. Though digital and traditional art may be the most frequent things to pop up as you browse, crafty creatives have also carved a niche here to connect with other crafters, improve their skills, and drive personal business. In a time where social networking can make or break a small business venture, DA is an awesome place to start establishing yourself as a crafting professional while still enjoying the site like you usually would!
This article will go over some helpful tips and tricks for getting the most out of DA as a professional crafter. Whether you've already been crafting professionally for years and just now getting a DA to help promote yourself, or you're a hobbyist crafter looking to turn your passion into a profession, hopefully this article can give you some insight and get you going on the right track!
Tip #1: Optimize Your Profile & Deviations
Any professional artist here o
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro