2013 Art ChallengeHello all
It's 2013, and with the new year comes a new art challenge for me. I really enjoyed my 366 Days of Art and I am very glad I did it! I was able to practice my art a lot. I would definitely recommend doing this if you would like to improve your work!
I didn't make a lot of finished art pieces last year though, with so many studies, quick sketches, and practice pieces. So this year I have a new challenge for myself and I'm going to keep a record of things here so that I keep myself accountable!
My 2013 challenge is to make three finished, uploadable pieces of art that I will post online each month. So that is hopefully 36 new artworks by the end of the year. I will upload all of these to dA and post thumbnails as I go.
I hope everyone has a great year. Time to make some art!! lol
OMG!Hey guys,OMG!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
as you may have noticed we were featured on http://hq.deviantart.com/ , which I found absolutely incredible and I'm thankful for that.
BUT thanks to that wonderful article, we were slightly overrun by new members (over 500!!!) and submission (over 400!!!).
So please....if your artwork expired, please re-submit it.
We will accept it as soon as possible.
Please keep in mind to choose the right folder, as it means less work for us and faster accepting of your works for you!
Thanks again to all of you!
P.s. If you have any wishes for new stuff or any ideas that could help to improve the group, just leave a comment behind or leave us a note!
Thank you allllll :3I will send a smooch to everybody personally BUT biggest thanks to everybody who left me wishes. I grinned like an idiot wrapped in a lot of warm fuzzies. So thanks! It feels good.Thank you allllll :37 months ago in Personal More Like This
Actually I thought some days beforehand about what I'd like to write and in the end it's pretty simple:
If anybody tells you horrorfying stories about midlife-crisis and world's end at 30: smile. Because 30 is a great number. Damn straight!
I only wish my 31rst year on the planet will be as great as the last. I always wondered why so many people look back and think their youth was the very best time they had when all the awesomeness is straight ahead. I never felt more whole and aware than I do now. Sometimes I dislike looking at the upcoming week but mostly I am happy I am moving on like a locomotive.
I have a bf I love to pieces (most of the time... even after 6 years)
I have a job I love (even in the hours of a nasty deadline... like... now)
I can support myself and tug a bit aside
I still love to push my
Special Hallowlicious Feature! + Art Updates is out! Check out 130+ artworks featured!Special Hallowlicious Feature! + Art Updates7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Halloween is not celebrated in my country, so there won't be any usual preparations and stuff people do for this great holiday, but you can be bet there will be some people partying tonight! Borrow a holiday, have a reason to drink party! Happy Halloween!
As I mentioned, there won't be new art uploads any time soon - very little time for art because of uni, being away from home a lot, etc. (and haven't even started with studying yet!), so here's a list of WIPs I'm slowly making progress with to have something to look forward to (I post WIPs from time to time on my FB/Tumblr, if interested):
10% A4 fanart portrait colored pencil drawing on black paper
15% A4 animal colored pencil drawing
10% A4 fanart tryptich pencil drawing
5% A4 fanart portrait p
Halloween FeatureHalloween is just around the corner and to make sure that your profiles get decorated right and your watchers will get the right feeling for this holidays: here are some journal skins for you to use and look at.Halloween Feature7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This year i wanted to create an halloween skin as well, but seems i am lacking time again D:
Installable Journal Skins
Complete Journal & Gallery Skins
Enjoy your spooky holidays and celebrate it for me as well - b
Final price and product listomg....Final price and product list7 months ago in Personal More Like This
First things first
The first bunch of orders is already shipped. Hurray! Please keep in mind to place your order till Thursday (1st November) if you want to make sure to get the items reserved and fixed and safe since everything else will be sold at the Animaco convention
What you can order
the calendar can also be seen here
guhh.... that's it.
Pencil cases availability:
I always update after I get a reservation for those so you see what's actually left
No whipped Cream: 6
Try to... smile: 6
Oh Fail: 6
Not so cold: 3
Bao Fireflies: SOLD OUT
Bao Smile: 7
Regarding the mugs, I have an excel- if you order something that's out I'll tell you via note.
Buttons: 1 $ / 0.75 €
Mirrors: 4 $/ 3 €
Magnets: 2$ / 1.5 €
Postcard-Set including pocket calendar: 7$ / 5.5 Euro
Mugs: 8.5$ / 6.5 €
Pencil Cases: 11$/ 8.50 €
Products- things you should considerSince I am recently mulling over my postcard set and fight with Iso and calibration and "uh, I have 3 mm cutting border plus 3 mm safe frame, now how much is 59-6 O_o" (it feels like being in 4th class again!) and get a lot of questions about the final thing.... and how doing products is done.Products- things you should consider8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Before you decide you want to have product XY for a con or general sale, you have to check what you can actually do.
Auntie Google is ALWAYS your best friend for it. It's doesn't do any good if you ask me where I get my (locally made) products if you need information for Canada. Or... Hawaii. Or... Brasil. It also doesn't do any good if it's not even the best price and service YOU might get.
Things you should consider (this example is basically for PRINT):
- do I want to print locally?
- how much do I want to spend on the actual printing
- do I need extra software or help to get the data done (basically Photoshop and Indesign are always your best friends in that case)
- how much sh
Great things have small beginnings!This weekend I swear I'm going to totally revamp my DA even add several pieces IF I can get them finished! Currently I'm on a mission to revamp all my OC's into the more horrible demonic vessels they were supposed to be, see I've also revamped my writing project so SHIT BE SERIOUS NOW!Great things have small beginnings!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Jericho and Belial have been sketched, so just got the rest of my babies to sort out! Also working on portraits and fan art! Hawkeye is nearly done, I've started Javier Bardem and a random Guy Pearce doodle from Lawless...as I loved him in that!
ANYWAY...I'm rambling yet again...I'll also sort out and Kiriban and finally get active on here again...IT'S BEEN TOO LONG...TOO LONG!
Monthly Features: September '12Traditional ArtworkMonthly Features: September '128 months ago in Personal More Like This
Cate Blanchett by *AngelaHillPortraits
Michael Jackson by ~anokaxlegolas
Billie Joe Armstrong by =BeachBum190
Charlize Theron by *ChrisWoo61
Morgan Freeman by ~deanreevesii
Jacky Vincent by =f1utterby3
Anne Hathaway by ~Fabryart93
Luke Pasqualino by ~GenevieveViel
Skrillex by ~Ginchilla194
John Lennon by ~kalnobe
Johnny Depp by *KlarEm
Till Lindemann by ~mad-and-loony
Ian Somerhalder by ~Makarova17
Tim Burton by *Prestegui
Harry Styles by ~Romeoartist
Noomi Rapace by ~SPRING10
Matt Smith by :
Thanks to...2012 for me has been a rollercoaster ride. Every day was a challenge, every day was an uphill battle, I've been crushed mentally and physically (and financially!), I spent most of May and June on painkillers, and I spent most of October and November fighting the world around me.Thanks to...5 months ago in Journal Scraps More Like This
I wouldn't have been able to cope if there weren't some amazing things on the way as well.
So here's my thanks to:
1. My fandoms. Each and every one, because they're my place to escape to when real life gets too difficult. Especially Infinite and Sungyeol whose faces made me smile and forget about everything else at least for a moment. Thanks to the lovely uploaders, thanks to the supportive fans, and thanks to shiny sparkly amazing kids who make life fun and touching.
2. My wonderful friends and family, who understood me and supported me and been there with me when I needed them and who knew when to leave me alone when I wanted to be alone .
Special thanks to (in no particular order because
The scene from your fav movie or series CONTEST!ONE MONTH LEFT! Come on, give my contest s tryThe scene from your fav movie or series CONTEST!7 months ago in Journal Scraps More Like This
As for now, I haven't received [yet?] an enormous number of entries, so chances to win are high! Please consider taking part in the contest. Or maybe you've already started your drawing, hm?
Wersja polska: http://ilojleen.blogspot.com/2012/10/konkurs.html
Since it's my 10th art anniversary this year [I took up drawing exactly 10 years ago], I decided to make a contest. I asked the readers of my Polish blog what kind of contest they want, a raffle or they want to draw something, if yes, what technique and what theme do they prefer. Basing on their choices and my own ideas, I came up with this contest:
The scene from your favourite movie or series
Any movie or series counts, new, old, foreign, your domestic, black & white, colourful. You can include as many people in your work as you wish, but one person at least. You may d
Unknown Art - supporting feature Vol.6Everyone starts off in a small way an with this feature I want to support art that deserves some more attention.Unknown Art - supporting feature Vol.68 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Please take some time to have a look at these pieces, I'm sure there's something for everyone's taste.
10 Simple Drawing tips #6 - To see.[ PS: Dont forget the Make it cold (http://trichardsen.deviantart.com/#/d5ia0qe) Contest where you can win 3 month premium and 1000 points ]10 Simple Drawing tips #6 - To see.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
It has been a while since I have delved into drawing myself, a lot has to do with getting a new camera so ofc the enthusiasm has been very high for taking pictures lately, but that certainly does not mean I have forgotten about drawing, so In honor of the mix and match between photography and drawing I though I would cover a topic that should resonate with both.
*Again I must add that I am in no way a professional artist and you should take the below mentioned tips as such*
1. The art of seeing When you are working with the visual medium, be it drawing/painting to 3d and photography you will even when you are freshly starting out quickly start to see things different, and If you just take a small stop now and then you will also realise that you infact are starting to see things differently, and that is the most powerful tool at yo
A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw A common struggle an artist stumbles upon on his way to a triumphant drawing style is when he is just beginning to draw. That is something I, a 14-year old writer learned after a year of practicing illustration, a field that is quite new for someone who uses a pen to write prose, poems, and stories, and not to draw.A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Probably like some of you here, I started drawing after seeing characters on the television and tried to imitate them. At first, I found any drawing I made so wonderful, brilliant, great, etcetera, etcetera… [Oh well..] until a passerby badmouthed my works. At first it was hard to believe that my highly treasured works were actually that bad.
But when I looked again on my drawings, I realized that there is a lot more I can do to make things better than they were. Yet my interpretation of getting better was quite different. I bought lots of books on anatomy, perspectiv
Kira and Co.First: I usually don't notice similar messages, especially because my bank account is in the red and I do not have the opportunity to donate.Kira and Co.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
But I know the sender of the message and trust her and so I want to share this content with you. Maybe it helps a little.
To all who get these news too often, as I do normally, please do not be angry.
Just got this message from ~nicjo
"Off topic for art, but for a truly important reason.
Kira, a 6 month old mini dachshund, has been diagnosed with the neurological disease Hydrocephalus.
Help give her a second chance at life!
Please if you can help, no matter how small a donation, go to the link below.
She needs this operation to survive.
All the information about her is there, along with how to help her. Do something selfless this Christmas <3
PLEASE REBLOG THIS ON TUMBLR
on stylesimma keep this one simple....on styles7 months ago in Personal More Like This
style is just how the artist feels like treating his or her world at any given time!
it is influenced by the styles of other artists the artist admires
it is an amalgamation of influences mixed with personal sensibility....
it is perpetually changing and evolving
and it is not a trademarked property
see, i personally am a mix of influences from michael turner , adam hughes, marc silvestri, alex ross a few concept artist, and my design is greatly influenced by stan winston studio
my cartoonyer style is influenced greatly by disney and don bluth with a dash of manga and a healthy dose of j scott campbell who can probably tell you a similar story about the origins of his own style
its the nature of humanity people.
we stand on each others shoulders striving for greatness. so too will i influence quite a few artists who will adapt my own approaches into their workflow.
also.... i'm batman!
just to see who is still reading XD
Valentine's ContestAs youValentine's Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
probablyalready know we are starting a contest, and a lovely-dovely one! A Valentine's day contest!
Here are the guidelines for all of you who want to join
So first things first-it's a Valentines contest featuring characters from KHR. Just make it sweet and lovely-no wait actually you can draw a chara being jelous over someone :evillaught: that's ok too. We allow
All characters from KHR are welcomed-Vongola, Varia, Byakuran's gang, even that guy who I-pin delivered noodles in the furture. But NO OCs ,please
All mediums are accepted!
Hetero/yuri/yaoi couples are fine since we're good mods Even crack pairings are ok. Just please don't overdo it ^^
You can donate a prize and still enter (but you can't enter if you're a judge)
bThe contest runs from 30 January 2012 to 14 March 2012 </b> (White Day in Japan)
Please submit to the Contest Fo