Encouragement for art studentsHey guys,Encouragement for art students6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Always being around students and teaching; there's something I've started to notice. I'm able to see which students push and have the strong desire to get better
and ones that draw with their mouth. I've stopped wasting time on the ones that draw with their mouth.
Most beginner students give up too easy. I see more potential in them then more advanced artists I draw with. There are some of my friends I stopped
calling out because I came to realize that they just kinda want to get better. ( I also don't want their attitude rubbing off on me.) They say they want to get better but it's clear that they just "kinda" want to get better. One guy asks a lot ," What are you working on? " As soon as I answer with explanation he always responds with, " Man I should be working on that." Then does nothing. Actually that's not true, he tells students the stuff I told him like he had figured it out. I don't mind becaus
Happy Fullmetal Alchemist Day!*Is listening to "Brothers" from Fullmetal Alchemist so is inevitably in tears* ;__;Happy Fullmetal Alchemist Day!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You all remember what day this is, it comes around once a year and we can remember how special this very special Manga and Anime Series' were to all of us. It's really amazing how works of art and fiction can be so powerful.
Happy Fullmetal Alchemist Day Risembool Rangers!!
In honor of this special day, we hope you all take the chance to create something Fullmetal Alchemist today! Or go watch them! Or read it! Go play its video games! Go paint transmutation circles on your car windows! Just have a blast today celebrating this amazing Series!
We like to post this here every FMA day cause it's awesome:
Project Don't Forget
Don't forget it's Edward Elric month! Get over there and ente
Going to try this!I've been drawing like crazy since I'm free from college! So I figured I'd have time to try this;Going to try this!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DAY 1 - Draw a self portrait.
DAY 2 - Draw your best friend(s).
DAY 3 - Draw something that always makes you happy.
DAY 4 - Draw something that always makes you sad.
DAY 5 - Draw the oddest thing you have ever done.
DAY 6 - Put your iPod on shuffle, and draw whatever the first song that comes up makes you think about.
DAY 7 - Draw yourself enjoying your favourite food/drink.
DAY 8 - Draw yourself as a character from your favourite book/movie/show etc.
DAY 9 - Draw your favourite animal dressed in the outfit you're wearing now.
DAY 10 - Draw yourself as you imagine you will be in 10 years.
Startiiiiiiiing... erm, possibly tomorrow? o3o
I'll cross it off as I go along anyway...........
Now to go watch Korra~ :iconmeeloplz:
I made my own horrible Journal Skin uwuYup... It sucks, and the box is WAAAAY off xD Yeeah... ;; :CI made my own horrible Journal Skin uwu2 years ago in Personal More Like This
RIP Diane Disney MillerEarlier today Walt Disney's daughter, Diane Disney Miller passed away. She was 79 years old.RIP Diane Disney Miller1 year ago in Personal More Like This
From Disney Blogs:
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Diane Disney Miller and our thoughts are with her family during his difficult time. As the beloved daughter of Walt Disney and one of his inspirations for creating Disneyland, she holds a special place in the history of The Walt Disney Company and in the hearts of fans everywhere. She will be remembered for her grace and generosity and tireless work to preserve her father’s legacy, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Diane was a fierce guardian of her father’s legacy who never hesitated to set the record straight, opening The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco to bring her father’s fascinating story to life. In our many conversations over the years, Diane’s unique and special perspective about her father only deepened my considerable appreciation for him. Diane was incredibly ge
Devious Journal EntrySo I was in line at the grocery store, when I almost fell over laughing.Devious Journal Entry4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I didn't, until later.
There was a little girl tugging at her mother's skirt.
Mom probably should have remained quiet though, but instead
she asked, "What" with a stern voice.
While pointing to a grocery list,
the little girl in an equally resolute voice replied,
"Mommy, Mommy you forgot to get batteries for your vibrator."
Wanna hear something awesome?! :DCopy the following paragraph:Wanna hear something awesome?! :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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New Feature For November.New Feature For November.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
Another feature of amazing artworks from our very talented members, which I hope everyone will enjoy and be inspired by. The submissions have been of a very high standard and I already have enough for next month's feature. Our membership is now over 3,170 and our galleries as I always write, contains even more amazing and inspirational art, which is well worth viewing.
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the 'Featured 5' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs and interfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, matte painting, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, commission information, tutorials and resources, announcements and also wallpaper submissions.
As always, I would like to congratulate the
[CLOSED] Summer Secret SantaWell...not really "summer" Santa since this won't be uploaded till December, but whatever, minor details... So, once again, just like last year, I'm doing a Secret Santa project! For those of you who don't know, I will open 81 free slots for my amazing watchers and draw them a free picture! How do you get a slot, you ask? Your USERNAME is the answer. Every letter of the alphabet gets three usernames that BEGIN with that letter [Ex: AkumaY0ru would fall under A's] Just COMMENT and you'll get a slot if you're the first 3 to fill out the slot of your letter[CLOSED] Summer Secret Santa3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The pictures drawn will be Waist-Up
I will draw one character if you get a slot [It can be either an OC or a character from an anime/cartoon. I would do only Oc's again this year, but from last year's experience, I realize a lot of you don't have OC's...Please don't ask for a drawing of an actual person
If you get a slot, I'll need the na
The World we live in + updatesDear friends, how's life?The World we live in + updates1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As I said before, even if I have a ton of work, I'll always feel like writing to you here.
My Manga progress is going well, I'm really proud of this remake, Lia looks more mature, the paneling and quality improved too.
Here is a little example:
What's New on YouTube?
Some Attack on Titan fan art!
Some thoughts. . .
I feel, looking for a publisher is like looking for someone to adopt a blind dog. No one seems to be interested. Yet, every time I remind myself of all the privilege and the support I get, it stops bothering me. All it takes for these publishers is to "trust" and bury down the misconception they have about non-japaese artists but I guess it's pretty late now. I'll contact more publishers but I'm fine with self-publishing since I've been saving money for quite s
Tom B. General updateHey everybody, I hope you're doing well. I just wanted to plop on here and- for once- not sell anything. I thought I'd just say, "Blah, the weather is rainy" for starters. I'm super busy with about 4 different jobs and preparing for some trips/lectures. I'm excited about most all of it. One cool thing is it looks like I might be going to Orlando and Vancouver to speak at two of the EA video game studios! Its the two that do the sports games but I won't be talking sports (thank goodness- not a sports guy), I'll be talking about performance/acting in your animation. Something they don't get to do a lot of but will be doing more and more of in the future, I'm sure. I have good friends at the Orlando office so looking forward to seeing them. BEFORE that, there's a local comic con here (in Nashville, TN) that I was just invited to just the other day. It's called GMX (httpTom B. General update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Back to writing here!Hello there lovely Deviants! How is it going?Back to writing here!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I missed writing Journals here, I never wrote any after I stopped.
Now that I moved into a new place, and my friends are 7000 miles away, I'm a bit lonely. In the sense that there is no one to talk to about my crazy Manga ideas!
I also realized,
How dedicated I am to releasing the next hit Manga. It's funny how, the greater the challenges, the more motivated I become.
I'm glad I didn't give up, because everyday before going to sleep, I picture how depressing my life would've been without this dream. That's why I'm willing to go as far as turning my Manga into an Anime.
Thank you for always being a friend that I can talk to anywhere and anytime.
It's a blessing.
if i died...If you don't care: stop reading.if i died...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you'd come to my funeral: fav this.
If you'd miss me: comment a heart.
If your not scared: re-post and see
Who your " Real Friends" are
Photography is Dead / La Photo c'est Mort English version ( Version Française 2ème partie)Photography is Dead / La Photo c'est Mort2 years ago in Personal More Like This
'Photography is dead'. Here were the last words of a friend, mentor and absolute amazing photographer I knew.
This thursday 21st of march, I woke up with the most terrible news.
Bruno Sabastia made the decision to take his own life.
Bruno was a Fashion/Beauty photographer I met 3 years ago during a christmas dinner party with my family.
When I discovered his work, I was totally blown away by his artistic background, the quality of his works and prestigious clients.
Last summer, at the Fashion week of Curacao, he won the award of 'the best international fashion photographer 2012'.
Not only he was a great artist but also one of the nicest people I have ever met.
He was full of great advice, I loved hearing his stories, anecdotes and experiences. He definitely had a lot to share.
I saw Bruno for the last time during my birthday weekend a few weeks ago.
I will never forget
-cahem-Oh, here I go. LOL XD-cahem-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know if someone noticed I said on a previous journal that I had a "surprise" to tell you all? ;u; Well, I am here to tell it. XD Beforehand I apologize, because the text may end up getting HUMOUNGOUS but it is important so if you could read it it'd be great :'D ALTHOUGH I AM VERY SHY AND I MAY END UP EXPLAINING IT REALLY BAD. XD
So, well, uhm. -COUGH- 8D
All of you know that I am a huge Avengers/Marvel fan xD ( NOOO ) I've completely fallen in love with everything related to them. XD I was always a Marvelite because I always loved Spider-Man and other heroes but I didn't know SO much about the Avengers, until the movie came out and I got to watch it. ;u; Obviously I was dragged to the HEAVEN OF FANGIRLISM. LOL It is just so perfect that I -- as I usually do when I get hooked in something -- decided to Google some things up and find out more about them and all. I constantly read stuff about them and my amazing uncle ( who owns a comic book store!! ) borrowe
Jumped out of a Plane YesterdaySo, I am so sorry for the inactivity this past week. I've actually been getting commissions done, but have been far too busy to post anything to dA. I'll change that todayJumped out of a Plane Yesterday2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, I went skydiving yesterday! It was just about the greatest experience ever. I don't think I could ever hope to describe how incredible it was. It is just something you have to try for yourself sometime.
I do have pictures though!!
This is me on the plane ride up to 14,000 feet (the dropzone)
About to jump out of the plane with my tandem jumper, Johan....No big deal right?
What is this madness?
I mean, holy crap! We are in freefall for 1 minute. That line hanging out the backpack is called a drogue (nope, not the parachute). It's to slow down our speed so we don't ac
Your Words Saved Me: NH parallels itselfJiraya is the only who carries his nindo and repeats outloud (Tsunade as well); Naruto's reaction is realizing something about Hinata both timesYour Words Saved Me: NH parallels itself2 years ago in Personal More Like This
to now this
I'm sensing a trend here: Hinata gives him words of encouragement and Naruto responds by surviving or surpassing whatever obstacle he's facing. Also it seems that after hearing what she has to say, his resolve in himself is restored and his confidence restored.
And let's not forget
where it's all in the eyes.
How about the first time Naruto purposely used Kurama's chakra in battle compared to he broke his promise NOT to use it's power anymore:
and who was the first person he thought of after using the power in these
Featured Artist - Frank ThomasToday is Frank Thomas' birthday! He would have been 100 years old.Featured Artist - Frank Thomas3 years ago in Personal More Like This
He was known as one of Disney's "Nine Old Men" - one of the core animators at Disney back in the golden age.
Frank's the one on the right the two on left are fellow animators Ollie Johnston and Milt Kahl. The boy in the middle is Peter Behn, voice of young Thumper in Bambi.
Draw, Draw, Draw."
~ Frank Thomas
Here are some of his fantastic drawings!:
"It was Frank Thomas who said that if you have two characters in one scene who think alike, you have a problem. Of course he is right, it is the contrast in what the characters are thinking that brings a scene to life" ~ Andreas Deja
Frank Thomas and his best friend Ollie Johnston made a cameo appearance in Pixar's The Incredibles
Stop attacking the beginners.Sorry, this is gonna be long.Stop attacking the beginners.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please don't comment anything until you've read the whole thing.
If you don't like reading long journals, please click the "x" on the corner to close this window.
I've been encouraging my friends and younger schoolmates to get back drawing. It was HARD!! Really hard to get someone to get back to what they've stopped doing. I know they liked drawing and I saw talent within them, that's why I kept telling them to have fun with it.
AND THEN, someone had to ruin it with "Why are your line arts so messy?" "I don't like this, I don't like that" "The anatomy is too awkward" "What's wrong with his eyes" blah blah.
It discouraged them.
Okay, you may draw better than them, but that doesn't mean you can comment on the arts you don't like. Many times it can hurt the artists specially the beginners who had no courage in doing art. They might just stop it because they don't want to receive comments like that.
You don't like the art? Just close the browser. Seriously, th
Quick mention about the PnF Panel guys!I see a lot of you have finally gotten to see what I designed exactly for Act Your Age Everyone has been getting super hyped up about it.Quick mention about the PnF Panel guys!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
However, I'm just going to clear something up for you guys before you get more confused:
This picture here:
Are not the final designs.
These were the ones I designed over three years ago for fun. They asked me if they could use the picture because it had all five of the kids, including Perry in it. It was the last picture I completed of them as teens before I was given the task to design all the characters (and by all I mean all. Every character in the episode excluding the parents, Perry and Doof) were designed by me.
And unless you were at the panel yesterday, you won't see the actual final designs for the four main guys just yet X)
Some have changed excessively, and honestly for the better. And I'm still really proud of the work I could do.
So just a recap, that photo from the con t
Lucky Star PlzKonata IzumiLucky Star Plz3 years ago in Personal More Like This
monday collection - 2013.09.23monday collection - 2013.09.232 years ago in Art Features More Like This
yesterday, tommorow, forever by Wurstgulasch Dunfanaghy beach by Hgonzag
An Invincible Summer by Schnitzelyne
Void by vonsac Alive, 2012 (Ephesians 2) by jenniferhansen
T01 by la-child
Runaway by jenniferhansen Flax Falling Walking 1 by jenniferhansen
More Is Love by la-child
Flax Intothelight by jenniferhansen Falling skies by emilyblox
Untitled [Father] 2013 by geonebieridze
Take Care of Your Hands!You know...Take Care of Your Hands!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
...as an artist, I find that my hands are the body part I value most. I mean, sure, there's some people out there who would say that their kidneys are important, too (and why shouldn't they be?) – but, come on, HANDS.
If you didn't have them, how would the majority of people paint or draw? ...Yeah, shush, I know you can develop fine motor skills in other body parts, but imagine. What if, one day, you found that you couldn't use your hands for some reason?
What if more often than not, when you tried to draw, it brought you pain, numbness, or just was plain uncomfortable for you?
What if this pain made it difficult to do anything involving your hands?
Well, for many, this is a reality. It can become a reality for you, too, if you're not careful about it!
...I mean, I don't mean to sound like a naggy public service announcement, but you HAVE to take care of yourself!
What Causes These Problems?
Injuries, nerve is
special new year offer ($5) FULLOkay so i need to practice and i need money for the school again so here is my very special offer for 2014: $5 full body colored sketches, the original price is $10.special new year offer ($5) FULL1 year ago in Personal More Like This
- 5$ / character
- please send a reference picture and some personality stuff about your character : 3
- it can be fanart too
- please send me a pose reference if you want, but i can figure out something too
- paying with PAYPAL
- if you are interested please send a comment or a note and we will discuss it : )
1.) Escaron - 2 characters PAID - DONE
2.) LayDeDeadpool - 2 characters PAID - DONE
3.) HJeojeo PAID - DONE
4.) AlySedai PAID - DONE
5.) Rikurii - 2 characters - PAID - DONE
6.) Writhings - 2 characters - PAID - DONE
7.) BenevolentRose - 2 characters - PAID - DONE
8.) Dragain - 3 characters - PAID
+ Escaron + 2 characters - PAID - DONE
+ Professor-R - PAID - DONE