The 'Method'I'm often asked if I use a projector, a printed canvas or grid for my paintings.The 'Method'1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To be blunt, the answer is simple 'no'.
I do use several vertical & horizontal lines as the guide to put the object in the right position
only when the canvas is big(over 1m high).
The reason I don't use those technical methods is simple;
I'm an old-fashioned man!
I consider myself more of an old craftsman than an artist in modern-day concept.
For me, practicing and perfecting my craft is as important as creating a good piece of art.
Some people say the process doesn't matter as long as you have a good outcome, but I don't believe that.
I don't feel completely happy with the outcome even though it looks near-perfect if I don't feel that my hard work is involved.
I may work much faster and easier if I use a projector or a printed canvas,
but I'd rather train myself harder and harder to be a more skilled and versatile painter.
After all, you won't need to spend that much money on buying a projector and print
iPrison by ApplePrint ad campaign by Felipe Luchi for Go Outside Magazine. (via devidsketchbook)iPrison by Apple2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Da, mi casita || aclaraciones || opinionesIndependientemente de cuantas veces me desaparezca, de cuanto tiempo deje inactiva mi cuenta, de si subo dibujos o no, no me voy de aquí : | Deviantart siempre va a ser como mi 2do hogar, porque este lugar me vio crecer como artista y persona.Da, mi casita || aclaraciones || opiniones3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Una explicación (de las muchas que tengo) acerca de mi inactividad aquí, pues tuve demasiados problemas, todo se me escapo de las manos, con un estado de salud muy desfavorable y horrible para mi pero hasta ahí les digo, todas las dificultades en esta vida hay que superarlas y pues en eso ando, poco a poco, pero ahí vamos : ) soy un humano nada más.
Para mi fue un largo tiempo el que no estuve aquí, al igual que con el dibujo, hace tiempo que no dibujo nada real, pero solucionare eso jaja, voy a dibujar como siempre lo eh hecho, y la verdad no me importa que la gente comience a buscar defectos, buscar si tu estilo se parece a algún otro.. meh, yo siempre eh dibujado lo que
Happy New YearLet's all start the year off with some stuff I wish I had growing up:Happy New Year8 months 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
100 Points Giveaway!!! DEADLINE EXTENDEDYaayy!!!100 Points Giveaway!!! DEADLINE EXTENDED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I feel like doing something fun for you deviants
I hope you guys enter^^
100 for a lucky watcher^^
To enter, you must:
Favorite this journal
Make a journal about this Giveaway
Adding a chance: Fav this:
Comment with your journal link^^
Winner picked on February 28th, 2013^^
Comment away everyone!~~
650 Points Giveaway (CLOSED!!!!)The time has come. :iconseriouscatplz:650 Points Giveaway (CLOSED!!!!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Once again, I will prove to be overwhelmingly generous by hosting this giveaway.
There will be 3 winners:
1st winner: 300
2nd winner: 150
3rd winner: 100
Special prizez: 2 more deviants will get 50 points each and another deviant will get a free commish by me!
"What do I have to do?" I'm glad you asked!
Comment below with anything you want. (it helps me keep track of the participants)
You don't have to visit my gallery or watch me, but if you do thanks!
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.1Intellectual property (IP) is a legal concept which refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and design.The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.12 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE NEXT THREE YEARS OF MY LIFE
I had received a job offer at Microsoft. I guess this could have been one of my first 'big time' jobs, so I was a little ecstatic. It felt like a slow build to get to this point, after numerous indie games and under the table freelance jobs, but finally it had come.
I was working with my now best friend and business partner, Stephan, a suave German who I had met only a year or so prior. He had brought me into the fray, working with several other individuals who will, well, simply be known as individuals for privacy sake.
But yes, finally, I could put a professional company I
200 Point GiveAway ! Ends on 20th !Also a big thanks to the ppl who let me have some points to do this giveaway for you guys ! ;-; ! Thank you so much !200 Point GiveAway ! Ends on 20th !1 year ago in Personal More Like This
One of my arts -> this giveaway is from the uk ! Also it will be closed in the night of the uk time ! ONLY! If I sleep the night sometimes I stay up so pls read this before doing anything! xD!
welcome guys To the 200 point give away !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
Your account must be more than a week old.
No multiple or plz accounts.
Fav this journal
And just give me a llama! (
CLOSED! AND THE WINNERS ARE...AND THE WINNERS ARE:CLOSED! AND THE WINNERS ARE...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1st place: :iconfirestormiceslide:
2nd place: :iconblacksheep28:
3rd place: :iconxxkatsuartxx:
CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS!
Your prizes will come soon!!!
The group :iconkeonai: is hosting a GIVEAWAY to promote their recent opening for members/staff!
Yes the group that I'm the admin of Keonai has opened for members! In order to celebrate this wonderful RP group we are hosting a giveaway. You can check out the group here: :iconkeonai: and if you are interested in joining, check http://keonai.deviantart.com/gallery/41625783 so that you can become a member! I really do hope to see some of you in the group!
ANYWAYS- onto the giveaway!
The Prizes for this giveaway are-
2 free custom Keonai
A free drawing or sculpture from Feather-Dragon
A free page doll from Pepper-Head
A llama from Feather-DragonChocoshrooms and Pepper-Head
Rule Book v2:iconelsword-rps: :iconelsword-rps: :iconelsword-rps: :iconelsword-rps: :iconelsword-rps:Rule Book v22 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are couple of general rules that are needed to be followed when you join this group. We expect everyone including the admins to follow these rules. Don't try to joke around, rules are rules and the admin won't turn a blind eye to anyone who breaks them. Any rule breaker will first off receive a note of warning about his/her actions but if you don't comply we will be forced to call the police start banning and blacklisting people.
Joining process - To join the group, you don't necessarily have to have an OC. This group is not strict and free for all to join~! But! If you do decide to make an OC please don't make only the character sheet and then neglect them, we don't want OC who will just collect dust, but interact with the others!
Leveling up and gaining exp () - To level up, you can take quests fro
Just a quick request if you can...Hi everyone!Just a quick request if you can...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just wanted to ask you guys a small favor, it's pretty easy and wont take up much time, in fact you can do this right now wherever you are!
First let me say that I believe that when we focus on something passionately and with a strong motivation, that thing manifests itself into reality much faster!
I have witnessed this in my life and in the lives of others, when we use our mind and imagination, we attract that which we most give our attention to.
That being said, I was hoping we could try an experiment.
I am really happy with the response you guys have had to Leo's Forest! It's given me more motivation and energy to continue working on it!
These feelings you have for Leo's Forest are very strong, and could possibly bring Leo's Forest into our reality!
****Here's the request*****
If you can, whenever you have some free time, imagine playing Leo's Forest in your mind! (it doesn't have to be exactly the way I've been illustrating it)
Imagine exploring Leo's Forest and
Contributers Avalible For Requests Open for requests:Contributers Avalible For Requests3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Zhao Long by AmonKillianLunar commish by AmonKillian
Silver The Sceptile by ShadarknessPKMN Trainer Taylor by Shadarkness
Chibi Sawada Tsunayoshi by Jmylimerence:FanartRyoko-san18- Sailor Moon by Jmylimerence
the 4k giveaway is over!aaaaand it's over! thank you so much to everyone who participated!the 4k giveaway is over!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i hope you enjoyed the mini-scavenger hunt! (◡‿◡✿)
and now for the results! i used random.org for the draw.
each row in the results spreadsheet has a corresponding number, so i used that as basis for the draw!
the winning numbers are 17 and 121!
congratulations to xUnderMyUmbrellax and Yanderika!
you each get one chibi of your request! (*´・ｖ・)
also! because there were a lot of participants, i decided to add one full-body colored sketch prize!
congratulations to PrinceDiem!
and lastly, there were a lot of requests which i really, really liked, so if i have free time, i'll probably do those too!
but it'll just be a surprise (▰˘◡˘▰)
until the next giveaway!
/goes back into a hole to draw
i crossed the 4k watchers threshold last night! i- i can't b
The Lost Generationhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sylS4VzNN-0&feature=youtu.be Please watch video first then read my thoughts and then voice your opinions.The Lost Generation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Again I will not sugar-coat anything I'm about to say regarding to our graduate economic crisis.
I graduated with a BA in the Arts last April, and have been working full time since last June to the present day, while doing a lot of freelance gigs on the side, but there are a lot of things that plague my fellow graduate friends, and this could apply to people who graduated with higher education regardless of territory. The following are my opinions:
1: Our government and economy constantly acts like the corporations' lap bitch, and we all jump in on the globalization neo-liberalism business strategy to leak jobs and money out of our country.
2: A lot young people are not taught to develop a passion/hobby at a young age. Ontario has some of the highest high school dropout rates in North America, how is that even possible? You'd have to try extra hard to
An Explanation (Through Story)Somewhere in Russia, present dayAn Explanation (Through Story)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
The short, elderly domovoi wrung his hands together nervously as he approached the great feasting hall. Sweat beaded and dripped down his brow almost as quickly as he moped it up with his worn handkerchief. The news was not good, no not at all, and he knew that the Little Grandmother would be furious when he told her what he knew. His tail swished back and forth beneath his plain, kimono-like garment. She had been so busy rejoicing and making plans...he had not seen her this happy in such a long time and now he had to dash it all apart. His long mustache bristled at the prospect. The house servant stopped a few inches from the heavy wooden door and stared at it. He could hear her inside, laughing and cracking open the sweet knuckle-bones of the children to suck out the delicious marrow. So good was her mood that she had gathered up a dozen of them from the nearby villages and dine with, something she had
The 99DipshitsSeriously?... 99Designs was awarded People's Choice Award for mass crowd sourcing??!.... FUCK YOU. For those who don't know what 99Design is, this is how they operate.The 99Dipshits2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Say for example that you are a client who is looking for a logo design.
2. You pitch what you are looking for and a budget onto that website.
3. Massive number of desperate and ignorant graphic designers 'compete' to submit MASSIVE amounts of designs, and the winner gets paid mayyybe the cost of groceries for a week.
This is essentially Craig's List... but endorsed on a professional level.
Hey you want a good design? If you see one that you like, YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO PAY FOR IT!!! Just hire another schmuck and copy that 'winner's' design and you'll have a FREE logo!!!! INSTANT PROFITTTTTT
If you don't believe me, go on their website and read their client testimonials ===> http://99designs.ca/logo-design
"When you hire one designer you're stuck with their aesthetic and their concept. With 99designs, you get ideas fro
language is a city"Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone."language is a city3 years ago in Personal More Like This
CA.Org/TAD Are Stealing Artist RoyaltiesMy name is Brad Rigney, I am an illustrator, some of you may be familiar with my art and also with my tutorial entitled "A Hostile Takeover" that Conceptart.org produced, distributed and later sold through Conceptart.org and The Art Department (TAD).CA.Org/TAD Are Stealing Artist Royalties1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First of all I want to thank those of you who have purchased my tutorial through legitimate means. Your support has been incredible, myself and my family can't thank you enough, the notes and letters I have received from many of you in regards to the tutorial have honestly been touching and inspirational - it's been an experience unlike anything I expected to find in this business.
It is that very experience which has prompted me to come forward and lay my cards on the table and finally expose what has been transpiring behind the facade that is being presented to you by these institutions, because you deserve to know the truth for your own financial and intellectual protection.
I've waited to come forward about it because I've wanted my mo
CONTEST IS OVER!CONTEST IS OVER!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Finally, the contest is over!!
I'm really happy! I can't believe how much people joined! Since this was my first contest, I wasn't expecting many people to join! fhguhfg Thank you so much! I'll start judging and once it's over you'll know the winners.
Maybe you'd like to know that there's going to be some extra/surprise prizes
Points and PM will be send in the moment (you're not going to have to wait days or weeks for it, only a few minutes )
KEEP AN EYE HERE SOON I'LL LET YOU KNOW THE WINNERS THANKS TO ALL AGAIN!
PRIZES HAD BEEN UPDATED - 9/23/2013
-1200 + Three month Premium Membership or 636 /1836 total
- Two animated icon of your choice ,by me.
- Fullbody no b
Who owns MMD models?I was wondering about the reason why Japanese MMD user does not trade MMD models and why oversea MMD user does it.Who owns MMD models?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I found one answer.
When Japanese MMD user writes the MMD model name and modeler's name in his/her work, he/she uses the word "okarishita mono" very often.
"Okarishita mono" means "things what I BORROWED."
This word shows the way of Japanese MMD users thinking very well.
He/she has MMD model data and he/she can use it, but he/she OWNS nothing.
The modeler is the only person who OWNS MMD model.
Model users are only borrowing models from the modeler.
So, trade of MMD models cannot be possible.
Who can trade the things he/she borrows from someone? - No one!
Even if he/she has quite many number of MMD models, they are not his/her own collection.
So, MMD model trade is very strange for Japanese MMD users.
Many readme written by Japanese modelers do not have the word "No trading" but that does not mean you can trade the models.
Because MMD model trade cannot be possible in J
The Greenscreen BudgetSo it's been pretty obvious that the VFX company that did the effects for the Life Of Pi underwent huge financial disaster and a large layoff among its very talented staff. It brought the world's attention to a much needed part of our movie industry, and that part is where all the fictional aspects of movies became a reality, so to speak.The Greenscreen Budget2 years ago in Personal More Like This
However, this is NOT something that only happened yesterday or this week. VFX studios declare bankruptcy ALL the time due to various yet clearly avoidable reasons such as an over staffing of management and under staffing of artists and technicians. Studios constantly underbidding each other simply because the budget just can't afford over 40 mins of quality CGI but needs over 70 mins of it.
Now from a smaller picture, we can clearly see that there is an unequal distribution of budget and funds, and due to poor management of pipelines and a lack of constant client work can put the entire studio out of a job in today's already disastrous economy. But wh
TO ASPIRING ARTISTS AND STUDENTSbest of luck to you this year!TO ASPIRING ARTISTS AND STUDENTS6 months ago in Personal More Like This
The 2012 Emoticon Talent Show! Winners Announced!Winners are at this Journal http://fav.me/d5gfde8 Thank you so much to all of you for making my first contest a success!The 2012 Emoticon Talent Show! Winners Announced!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Check out the collaboration above then send a note to me, a-kid-at-heart, titled ETS Vote with the name/number of your favorite Act, and the name/number of two other acts worth a mention. Favorites will get 2 points, mentions will get one point. Voting ends midnight September 29th! You can only vote once!
UPDATE: Time is up and the entries are in!
There are a couple of entries that are just a tad late, but I will be adding them to the collaboration as non-competing entries. I really want to give people exposure for the work they did.
If any of you watch Krissi001 you know she has run into a computer problem that will hopefully be fixed in a few weeks. Since she is helping me put the entries together in a flash animation format, voting will start for
Manga/Anime Spotlight: juusan13Manga/Anime Spotlight: deeJuusanManga/Anime Spotlight: juusan133 years ago in Personal More Like This
Manga/Anime Spotlight is a weekly feature that highlights the different artists across the deviantART's Manga/Anime community, and is a portal to get to know a bit more about them and their works.
This week's feature is deeJuusan
1.) To start off, what is your favorite medium and tools to use?
I use anything that is convenient at the time and place I feel like drawing but I prefer and mostly use digital medium. The tools I use are; Macbook Pro 17" and Wacom Intuos3 A4 sized
2.) When you draw, do you plan everything out first, or do you just see where the drawing takes you?
My first step in anything, is visualizing. When I'm hit by an idea I always see it in my head first thing as a whole; perspective, camera angle, pose, etc. And that's how, as many of my watchers when I livestream, I rarely start a drawing with guidelines and stick figures, I just kind of copy it on pape