step by stepMy last two entries have been pretty broad in scope so i thought i might talk a little more specifically about my process for a singular piece of art.step by step2 years ago in Personal More Like This
step one...the rough
so this is usual done really quick. i am trying to accomplish two things at this stage. first (and most important) the idea. as i have said before the idea is the most important thing. so the idea is an octopus lacing up a girls corset. the second thing i am establishing is the rhythm of the piece. not how organic and squiggly the octopus is and how angular and deliberate
the girl is. especially her outstretched leg. i really like the contrast between these two line qualities and i am going to try my best to maintain that through to the final image. i am not concerned about form or proportion. i am concerned with character and emotion
step two...the tie down
this is the phase where i try to bring some solidity to the drawing. note that i
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.4Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.42 years ago in Personal More Like This
Part 2, Sell That Damn Book, Danny: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-2-354730628
Part 3, I Was Not Ready For This: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-3-354860965
OBJECTIVE: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND STORY BUILDING
I began working pretty heavily on LMS during the first quarter of 2009. I had now a handful of characters, a rough idea of the story, and a general scope of what I wanted the book to be. To get started, I felt every book should have a theme. Movies do, right?
Spider-Man: Great powers, great responsibility.
Batman: Be more than just a man, a symbol, and be remembered a legend.
Star Wars: The myth of a heroes destiny, and the truth that allows him to be set free.
Who was Gabriel? What type of character or archetype was he? What were his rises and
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.2Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.22 years ago in Personal More Like This
OBJECTIVE: SELL THIS DAMN BOOK, DANNY.
At first, Gabriel was nothing more than a character named ONE. He had no backstory, no face, nothing. I just wanted to create a character that was a badass, yet with a sense of humor.
I was inspired by such characters as Boba Fett, Wolverine, Deadpool and Clint Eastwood from The Man With No Name trilogy. I needed to create something that fit that build, however, I'll admit, it wasn't intended at first.
I uploaded him on December 8th, 2008, (which, you can find here: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/GABRIEL-107612010?q=gallery%3Adanluvisiart%2F7848546&qo=50) and he became one of the most popular characters of the series, if not, the most. Soon I started finding him on forums, websites, fashion blogs (what?), and more.
But what hit me so hard was that the majority of the comments rela
FAQ! Finally!Hello everybody!FAQ! Finally!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been getting an increase in notes and messages lately asking all kinds of things. Problem is, I'm far from having the time to answer all these questions individually (even if I did have it it would probably make more sense to spend it drawing), but I don't want to leave them unanswered either since I appreciate everyone's feedback a lot. So I decided to make a kind of FAQ, since I'm mostly being asked the same things over and over.
I'll try to group these semantically so reading though them makes a bit of sense.
Did you ever do any tutorials?
- Yes, I spent a lot of time on this one:
There's a lot of explaining in there, so please before you ask anything technique or learning related, read it thoroughly first.
I also have a ton of step-by-steps in this folder here: http://algenpfleger.deviantart.com/gallery/8622578
And I also uploaded a ton of layered Photoshop files: http://algenpfleger.deviantart.com/gallery/28996547
Finally, I have lots
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.3Part 1:http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.32 years ago in Personal More Like This
I Was Not Ready For This
What did I just sign myself up for?
I had never made, drawn, written, or created a book in my life, so this was all pretty foreign to me. I had told Heavy Metal publishing I'd do it on my own dime. Reason was, this was my project.
Not that I can't cooperate or collaborate, but this time I wanted to create what I saw in my head, and not have a voice behind me telling me what to do and what not to do. Kevin Eastman, head of HM Pub, was incredibly generous in this decision and told me to lead the way, and I tried my damnest.
So I started with the obvious fundamentals. What is the story of LMS?
Now, as a whole, LMS's simple logline is incredibly simple. A man who gets framed for a crime he didn't commit, breaks out of prison and goes after those
PE: Dealing with a negative feedbackPE: Dealing with a negative feedbackPE: Dealing with a negative feedback2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"To escape criticism - do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."
Everyone wants to be praised for their work. It's the extremely rare individual who creates things and doesn't care how they're received. Dealing with criticism can be painful, but at the same time enormously helpful.
Let's begin with understanding the function that positive and negative feedback serve. Positive feedback (pointing out things you did WELL) increases commitment to the work you do, by enhancing your experience and your confidence, white Negative feedback (pointing out things you did WRONG), on the other hand, is informative - it tells you where you need to spend your effort, and offers insight into how you might improve.
With that being said, positive and negative feedback are affective and motivate differently, their impact varies from different peop
Aphrodite Contest - $1000 and more in prizes!Have you ever wanted to have your concept art idea used in a comic? Well you have your chance now (unless you are already a published pro and this shouldn't be new to you)!Aphrodite Contest - $1000 and more in prizes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In short we are holding a concept art competition for the character of the goddess Aphrodite for use in our ancient Greek mythology series, Theoktonia!
In our poll we asked you what would you wish to win the most, in a concept art contest for an established comic. We heard you, we considered your votes and the best part is, aside the money prizes (1000$ in total), the top winner will actually declare Aphrodite's looks in Theoktonia!
Talk about permanent recognition right?
Actually there is an even better part, the community will decide by voting their favorite concepts! Yay for democracy!
This will by no means be just an illustration contest. All visual media will be accepted, be that 3d art, computer art, traditional art, photography, you name it!
So if you can't draw, grab a camera and cosplay!!
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - April 2013Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - April 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - April 2013
U-R Obsolete by dangercook
african women by danulrich
The Monster Within by TylerCreatesWorlds
The Hall of Doom by Niconoff
Landing Field by Sergey-Lesiuk
Death in Space by AtomiccircuS
Broken Things by Roboto-kun
Blind Elder by sancient
Winston Churchill bust by TomasKral
Anthro Challenge #102 - GivingWelcome to the 102 installment of Anthro Challenge! So this is our last challenge before the new year and boy, what a year it has been! We are so honored by everyone's participation! We owe a huge thank you to each and everyone of you who keep us alive and keep the spirit of what this challenge is about! Pushing ourselves beyond our limits to reaching goals we want to achieve in our artistic endeavors! So, this will be a special challenge with bigger prizes for you!Anthro Challenge #102 - Giving1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you have any suggestions for themes, please feel free to comment on the front of our group or send us a note! We are welcome to new ideas from the Community! What themes do you find more challenging vs others?
AnthroCommunity | anthrochallenge
AC Challenge #102 - Giving
What Your Challenge Is
LESS THEN 2 WEEKS LEFT!
For the last challenge of the year we want to make it a BIG one! December mark
Small contest big prizes:Winners Announced!Hey guys! Sorry I haven't been really active lately, been really busy with work and all... But yes! Instead of drawing crap because I'm all extra booked up on stuff to do outside of art, I'm going to host ANOTHER CONTEST YAY!Small contest big prizes:Winners Announced!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So what's the topic?
Hitaru and Veperine!
No specific theme, draw whatever you want with Hitaru and Veperine, let your creativity flow!
So, who are these two?
Hitaru is my hubby's OC, a fallen angel. Veperine is my oc! Let's talk a little more about them.
Veperine is often seen as quiet and solitudal, but once you get to know her, she can be aggressive and combative, especially because she has a knack for showing off her electric red arcane magic. She likes to show people who's the one with real power, and loves showing off that magic power of hers. She also is versatile in using her weapon, a double bladed spear. She combines the two together to unleash devastating attacks!
GDA PE Week 2013Well hello everyone Welcome to the project Educate week of Game Development 2013, hosted by PolyMune So excited to do my first P.E. week!! Lot's to do and lots going on this weekGDA PE Week 20131 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First off let me say thank you too :iconastralseed: :iconkaz-d: for helping me get things going ! I'd also like to thank all my awesome community members, CVs, etc for helping answer questions, being judges, and all around being helpful for the prep. of this week!
So the order of events are as follows :
Day 1 - Introduction, Contest announcement, mini contest winner announcement
Day 2 - Getting to know your game development category, features to go along with it
Day 3 - Q/A's with Game Artists around the community, Features,
Day 4 - Game dev. resources/ intro to some programs featuring various groups and communities on DA
Day 5 - Q/A's with game artists around the community, how to get into the industry or started into the direction of game art
Day 6 - Games that captivate us artist
Fairy Contest (CLOSED):iconmh1plz::iconmh2plz::iconmh3plz::iconmh4plz::iconmh5plz:Fairy Contest (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have found a lot of wonderful things and your patience and work are very impressed. I say thank you to all of you for your participation and you interest in our contest. It was a true pleasure to discover all new participation and it brings always in my day a new joy. You have found creativity and imagination in yourself and I'm very happy that you have shared that with us.
But I have to choose winners, so I have watched on the similarities with the original model (me ) and/or the originality to create an universe in harmony with my conception of the fairy things in relation with the nature.
:iconkawaiistarloveplz: Pearly Dew :iconkawaiistarloveplz:
:iconblossom-lullabies:: This one is very special to me. The first thing tha
Before and After Competition!Something AWESOME this way comes!Before and After Competition!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As a final close-out to our Project Educate: Feedback Week, we have one more special treat!
You've critiqued like crazy, and you received some great critiques as well! Awesome job!! But what good are critiques if you don't ever use them?
The first ever Feedback Frenzy Contest is nearly to a close. Fellow deviants, it's time to put those critiques into action!
Welcome to the Before & After Competition, hosted by
[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Pink]What is it?[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Pink]
The Before & After competition is a chance for you to take the critiques you received on an OLD work and put them into action in a NEW work. You are not redoing an old deviation, but rather using what you have learned in a brand new
Contest, Comic Convention, and Interview!I'd like to give MikeInel-FanClub a hand with the contest they're currently holding:Contest, Comic Convention, and Interview!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Characters belong to the respective artists of the first 5 entries: http://fav.me/d5qryhx http://fav.me/d5qqb2s http://fav.me/d5pg0bo http://fav.me/d5r90j3 http://fav.me/d5rcini )
Based from the previous contest (Object-tan), they're continuing the saga by creating the Event-tan contest! It's where everyone is free to join and create the best design of a human form of an event.
It can be Valentine's Day, it can be Marriage, it can be a first kiss, anything that aren't considered actions, animals, humans or objects!
The prices are the following:
1st place: 2000 points + Commission Artwork by Mikeinel
2nd place: 1250 points + Commission Artwork by Mikeinel
3rd place: 750 points + Commission Artwork by Mikeinel
More information can be seen in the following links:
The submission gallery can be seen here: http://mikeinel-fanclub.deviantart.co
Playstation 20th Anniversary TributeThe Playstation Brand /Console series celebrates its 20th Anniversary in December and i bet the most of you have some good memories of games on the first Playstation console.Playstation 20th Anniversary Tribute1 year ago in Personal More Like This
From the first games on the console like RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRiiiiidge RRRRRRRRRRacer ...one of the favourite games of Kaz Hirai
and following hits like Tekken, Battle Arena Toshinden, WipeOut, Twisted Metal, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Metal Gear Solid and of course Gran Turismo to the last big hits like Resident Evil 3 in 1999 or Final Fantasy IX in 2000.
Every game can be claimed by up to 3 artists
This project started on the 25th October 2013, the absolute deadline is the 1st November 2014.
We got a ton of visitors for Link's Blacklist, and this Idea sounded to me like it could be an awesome art gallery as well and be a better choice than to organize something for multiple consoles.
List of games which could be part of a Playstation Tribute, you can also mention other games if you want to participate in this
Our First LoveWe all loved it at first.Our First Love2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We loved creating. Those first attempts were driven by enjoyment. We weren't doing it to get better, to "practice", or even, God forbid, for a paycheck. We were doing it to do it. A joy unto itself.
In some ways, I find all my current work to be little more than efforts to rediscover that first love. To get back to that feeling I had at the beginning, before all the training, practice, and work. Before I was "serious." Back when drawing wasn't about creating something pretty but just having fun. No pressure, no demands, no expectations.
...continue reading on my blog: http://www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/our-first-love/
BECOME A PART OF NEXT RA COMIC!Super-interactive comic time!BECOME A PART OF NEXT RA COMIC!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Would you like to contribute to the next episode of Romantically Apocalyptic?
:iconsnippyfanclub: had many past/future lives that the Biomatrix shows him.
Draw a frame of how you visualize Snippy in the past or future or present!
Snippy in medieval times.
Snippy as an Egyptian.
Snippy as caveman.
Snippy as nobleman.
Snippy as ww2 solder!
Go crazy, have fun!
Image MUST be 500x500 pixels. Use lots of colors and bold shapes. Detailed or abstract!
All submissions will become part of RA 112 as a giant background mosaic!
Upload your frames to deviantart and post images as thumbnails/links in this journal!
Submission Deadline: 3 days!
Good Bye Winter, Hello Spring Contest!!!Good Bye Winter, Hello SpringGood Bye Winter, Hello Spring Contest!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys :iconxanimetalx: here Its that time again guys for a new contest!
Alrighty guys this time around the contest theme is good bye winter, hello spring. For this contest you have to create a picture depicting the transition from winter into spring! You guys have free reign to use whatever it is you want in order to create your pictures. It can be hand drawn, a photo manipulation, poetry what ever it is you guys like.
Remember the goal is to be as creative as possible!!!!
Has to be something completely new and not present already in your gallery.
You have to be a member of this group in order to join...duhh lol
Only one entry per person.
Has to have "Contest entry for :icondigitalartistsftw:" somewhere in the title or description!
The current deadline is set to April 20th, the deadline may be changed if requested. You can keep tabs on how many days, weeks, mins are left in
Contest! (Closed!!)Thanks for submitting your entrys! The jury will take some time to determine the first, second and third place! Thank you all for submitting, all entrys are wonderful and it will be difficult for us to choose. : ))Contest! (Closed!!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:icone-m-a-l-i-e: :iconxXnerd101Xx: :iconMexinoge: :iconDancingpierrot: :iconiHaveAChair: :iconNumbr1NmareB4XMasFan:
:icontyowynn: :iconReneMcCoy: :iconoanalivia: :iconElliotsPants: :iconomen-of-silverwing: :iconyukaihan:
:iconManaLookie: :iconClaraBacou: :iconreneg8bober: :iconhatthecat123: :iconWritheMarkers: :iconbeyourpet:
:iconEnelic: :iconTheMikoish: :iconTheUnknownAssassin: :iconRikkuGrape: :iconFlamagley: :iconChronicole:
:iconLeePine: :iconMarfigram: :iconcheeseyshay:
1. place: 12 month premium membership
The first prize I will pay with points! If you got a few point please donate them at my mainpage: http://madebyloop.deviantart.com/
Very very appreciated! Help unknown artist to be
Best art adviceI'm often asked by students my method of thinking and philosophy behind how I work. Frank BensonBest art advice2 months ago in Personal More Like This
put it best. I don't think it can be explained more clearly.
''Do carefully and well what you do. If you haven't time to finish a sketch, make what you do count. Don't hastily rub it in just to cover the canvas and say to yourself you will go back and do it better later—that's lazy, and besides it never looks the same."
- Frank Benson -
A Wondrous Birthday Contest ~ (JUDGED)First: $50 or equivalent in DA pointsA Wondrous Birthday Contest ~ (JUDGED)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Second: $30 or equivalent in DA points
Third: $20 or equivalent in DA points
Here are the winners from :iconcarneeval:'s decisions!
Here are the winners from :iconutsuro-chan:'s decisions!
Congratulations to the winners, and thank you for everyone who entered ;u; You made their birthday wonderful!
Add this journal to your favorites to be entered to win 500 dA Points on the END DATE.
The :iconcarneeval-fanclub: and :iconutsufans: (and their admins, :iconkossmoe::iconchrisgurl are proud to bring you a fabulous contest!
Guess what? The individuals that these fanclubs were made in honor of both have July bir
16000 point or $200.00 Fantasy Contest!digital-artists is helping promote this contest, though we are not hosting it.16000 point or $200.00 Fantasy Contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This contest is being held by:
Full blog and details found here: http://dreamorchid78.deviantart.com/journal/Back-with-a-bang-and-CONTEST-303007033
The contest can be from line art to a painting (digital or traditional). You can enter up to three pictures. While you don't have to pick from the list (since they're just suggestions), the drawing must fit a fantasy scenario, person or creature. A hint will be to try to incorporate a scene along with a fantasy character. You can do either evil or good. Also this MUST be original design and artwork (we're avid art fans of fantasy and know a lot of work out there so don't plagiarizer someone). Also we will disqualify any thing that looks exactly like a dark elf from WOW, Lineage II, or any other game. I really would like to see originality in this and I
Living After Midnight - contest! WINNERS- Shadowness - Tutorials - Facebook fan - Thumblr - My Daily Deviations - Resources RULESLiving After Midnight - contest! WINNERS2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconsupernatural-art: :iconhighqualityart: :iconpsychoartistunited:
from 26th September to 31th October
imezone of Paraguay, Asuncion GMT -4 hours
Living after midnight
Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright
I am the one hiding under your bed
I am the one hiding under yours stairs
I am the clown with the tear-away face
Here in a flash and gone without a trace
I am the wind blowing through your hair
That's our job, but we're not mean
In our town of
Moustache Madness Competition! VOTE NOW!VOTE NOW!Moustache Madness Competition! VOTE NOW!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi there The-Average-Alex here.
The 5 finalists have been chosen! Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, we are really happy that many of you participated. Here are the pieces that have made it to the final round.
NOW IS THE TIME TO VOTE! to vote please us the Poll which is located above this journal entry. If you don't all vote i will be sad.... very sad...
The theme for this contest is Moustaches ( didn't the title give it away?)
Moustaches of all shapes and sizes are welcome in this competition, they can be impractical, evil amazing or just plain crazy! But remember with a great moustache comes great responsibility!
This can be in the form of moustaches riding solo, on a character, ON THE WORLD!! RULING THE WORLD!!!! ON A LAMMINGTON!!!!!
pretty much anything that is non po