TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS...."The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case." - Chuck CloseTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good luck on your projects this year!
artbook questions - again!hey wonderful followers. thanks again for all the help regarding the art theft from last week. i'll keep you posted on what happens!artbook questions - again!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i'm thinking about that artbook i mentioned a few journal entries back. i have some ideas of how i want to handle the content, which includes a few exclusive pieces, tutorials/walkthroughs and probably a dvd showing my painting process. i want to make it happen! but one thing i've decided is to look for a publisher in the U.S. it would be great since that would make the book altogether more affordable for many of you - it's so expensive to ship from europe! so i wanted to ask if any of you guys could suggest any american publishers or knew any companies that make interesting artbooks that aren't too expensive/gigantic? any tips would be great. thank youuuuuu for reading!
Exposure, Getting Better, & Having the ChopsEXPOSURE & GETTING BETTER AT WHAT YOU DOExposure, Getting Better, & Having the Chops3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm only going off of my own personal experiences talking about these few things. (And I'm not specifically talking about ONLY dA here.) So take it with as many grains of salt as you can.
I've recently been asked questions like "How do I get people to see my work?", "Why am I not receiving commission inquiries?", "Why isn't anyone following my work?", "What can I do to get better?". Often, and I answered it before, the answer is as simple as this:
Create, as in, DRAW. PAINT. RENDER. SCULPT. You have to do develop a tolerance (or the obvious definition: LOVE) for creating if you want exposure and to get better. You have to LOVE the drawing or illustration that you HATE how it came out in the end. You have to ask yourself after every piece, what could I have done to do that differently. And you have to do this frequently.
Some folks come on the scene, post once or twice a week, and expect an audience to flock yo
Coloring those Scanned Lines!So this is one of my ways of coloring scanned lines that I feel work pretty well. I'm new at narrating through meh vids but I'll better I swear. lol!Coloring those Scanned Lines!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Drew a ton of faces of random deviants from a couple journals back. Unfortunately video issues ensued and I was unable to record it. That made me think "I'll have color it on vid". So that shall happen.
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Welcome, Our 60th Hunger Games Tributes!Thank you to Vixii for helping me with the Tribute headshots!Welcome, Our 60th Hunger Games Tributes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Angel Blakmore Thaddeus Montblanc
Argona Flintloch Slate Volparo
Tesla Grey Tristin Temple
Oliver Green Haze
Nami Sada Gavriil Durnovo
Hinge Eisenberg Riven Carter
Ash Roselle Chane Epsilon
Salvera Combe Reed Attaway
Happy New YearLet's all start the year off with some stuff I wish I had growing up:Happy New Year1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I read an article last night on people who are mentally strong and the DO NOTS of being that person.
I took those notes, and listed them, including how I learned to overcome these obstacles. It's a long read, sorry, but I figured this year it's time to open up and share that knowledge that I was once taught by someone I consider my mentor, business partner and bestfriend, Stephan.
1. Don't waste time feeling sorry for yourself - I used to feel this way as a kid. I was a child of divorce, and used it as a crutch when I was younger. I hate a (mentally) abusive step-mom who would constantly take me down. I began to feel that maybe it was true, and I wasn't going to be the person I wanted to be.
You can't think that way. No one likes or enjoys a Debbie Downer. Someone who is constantly on the negative or pining for sympathy. I began to overcome these complications with art or writing. Using tha
My mother's artwork (repost from tumblr)"A while back I posted some pictures of my mom’s paintings, but some things came up and I’d like to talk about her again.My mother's artwork (repost from tumblr)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For the past couple years, we’ve been struggling with money like never before and she’s been having a very hard time selling things locally. Really it’s not working out at all. Today she came home from another unsuccessful show and finally told me that she refuses to paint or sell art work ever again. She said she wanted to throw her paintings away. She told me she hated art.
I’ll just say right now that this was one of the most painful things I’ve ever heard in my life. My mom is more important than anyone else in the world to me. She’s the one who taught me to love and appreciate art and all that I am
Silent GuardiansBe dark knights, silent guardians and watchful protectors over your artist friends and other art communities. Report back to the rightful owner of stolen artworks or reposts without credits so the art criminals get the justice they deserved.Silent Guardians2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Of course, just don't go breaking bones and yell at the art thieves "WHERE ARE THE DRAWINGS~? WHERE ARE THEY!?"
Have a good time.
(The D is not silent)
Korra: The First Halloween Benders ContestSo, we will be doing a Halloween themed contest of the legend of Korra. I think it's appropriate for this time of year to have this themed contest. Don't you think? The contest will end on October, 31 2012. Halloween afternoon. So you guys can have all of your entry's in (fanfiction, Art and cosplay) on time. I will post a Journal saying the contest has ended. Also, the contest will not be extended for your entry. Don't wait until the last moment to enter.Korra: The First Halloween Benders Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You must be a member of this group before you can enter the contest.
You must have it in the right folder to enter it.
The submission must follow the rules of the group and dA itself.
You are allowed three as a limit. (fanfiction, Art and cosplay)
The cast of The Legend of Korra must be the main focus of the entry but others Avatar characters can be in it as well.
You can have the characters doing anything you want as long as it's appropriate
You must make the enti
F**k-ugly watermarks.I follow a lot of insanely talented artists here on DA, people whose work I look at in sheer awe and whose skill I can only dream of one day matching.F**k-ugly watermarks.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unsurprisingly, that high quality of work leads to them either having their work ripped off or operating in fear of that happening. They, quite rightly, want to protect their art with a watermark, something which I'm not against at all.
What I am against, what I hate, is people using that god-awful DA watermark.
If you are a good artist: don't be a lazy git. Make your own watermark, use your own logo. You'll protect your work without doing it the disservice of having some automatically-generated arse-smear ruining it.
New Contest!Hey all,New Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sorry for the delay in putting this up. I'm now happy to announce our brand new contest!
Theme: WHAT NINTENDO CHARACTERS DO IN THEIR SPARE TIME
Aim: When Nintendo characters are not working on their main task (e.g., saving the Princess), what do they do in their spare time? It's up to you to come up with their favourite past-time. It can be as funny or serious as you want it to be!
One entry per person. You MUST be a member to enter!
Submit to 'March 2013 Contest' folder.
Normal group rules apply-http://nintyfans.deviantart.com/journal/Group-Rules-227761460
Any medium accepted (as long as it follows our rules!)
The helper/contributor team can enter if they wish!
The final 10 will be decided by Founder, then final 3 be decided by a week-long poll on the page-please do not vote for yourselves!
Feel free to spread the word! The more, the merrier!
Small Hints how to get views,faves etc.For a lot of you it might be nothing new, but since a lot of you are either new on dA or not experiences with something like "strategies" to get views, comments and faves for their works i thought i write up a few hopefully useful hints for you.Small Hints how to get views,faves etc.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Upload as many drawings photos etc. as you can. Some of you would argue now that it can be counterproductive if the deviations are not good, but i come to that point in #2
2. Join Groups. A Ton of them..at least 15-25. And submit your stuff to them on a regular base. BUT only the things you consider by yourself as "good". The rest is for your gallery only, and interesting for those deviants who want to see sketches, WIP's etc.
Always care asbout the theme of the dA groups of course and about their rules. If you are not Alvin Lee, Artgerm or Genzoman or have over 100k views on your profile already and over 400-500 watchers at least you really need dA groups to get known.
Of course some people see your stuff when you upload it. There is mysel
Tip of the Day: Experiencing a fallThe experience of falling down is as important as getting up in order to succeed. Sometimes failing for a while is what we need to truly appreciate it when we obtain our goal. Appreciation is one of the core things we need to maintain and/or increase what success we've achieved.Tip of the Day: Experiencing a fall3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
GROUND Type Pokemon Contest  closed:icongroundtypeplz: GROUND TYPE POKEMON CONTEST! :icongroundtypeplz:GROUND Type Pokemon Contest  closed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As suggested by Lys-Antigone and after reading unsatisfied comments by our members, I've decided to split this contest into two categories.
TRADITIONAL and DIGITAL
there will be two winners, 1st place for each category. Please donate prizes if you can! this will help
Hope a lot of people will be happy about this.
Faving this journal will help us get more contestants, and the more contestants the better prizes so please spread love
- new submissions only! created on or after August 19th 2012
- your entry can have only GROUD type Pokemon of course. it can be only one, or more, it can be that Pokemon's first type, or second type, as long as one of the types is ground.
- list of Pokemon that can be drawn for this contest: http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-bw/ground.shtml
- only one entry per contest category per member! that means you can eit
Tip of the Day: BeliefTip of the Day: Faith brings motivation and persistence. The more you dare to believe in your potential the easier the journey becomes. Especially during the tough parts.Tip of the Day: Belief2 years ago in Personal More Like This
PS. Schoolism LIVE workshop in San Francisco on April 27-28 is going to rock --> http://www.schoolism.com/workshop-san-francisco/
Tip of the Day: OpportunityTip of the Day: Not all lucky opportunities are meant to be taken. The key is identifying the right opportunities.Tip of the Day: Opportunity2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 63 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
Tip of the Day: DrawingTip of the day: draw big to solve small problems. Draw small to solve big problem. - Marshall VandruffTip of the Day: Drawing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
March 3rdWell, yes. I am alive. I'll keep this quick as I need to get more drawings done and I have little time these days.March 3rd3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you for your patience and encouragement during my time away. These movies can really take a lot of attention. But I'm happy to report it's going well.
Tip of the DayBe passionate about your work. Passion will lead to bigger and better jobs. Everyone wants to work with passionate people.Tip of the Day3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending everyone positive vibes!
Tip of the Day: ImpossibleTip of the Day: Much of what we say is 'impossible' is just opinion, not fact.Tip of the Day: Impossible2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Beautiful Watercolor Artists~ My InspirationsHi there! I've been on dA for a while now, and I've found some really awesome watercolor artists that I think everyone should watch.Beautiful Watercolor Artists~ My Inspirations1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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