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.
FAN ART CONTEST - more prizes and first entries!The contestFAN ART CONTEST - more prizes and first entries!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Winter has always been a season which people either love or hate. No matter where we live we always have some strong emotions connected with it and a lot of them revolve around... snow!
Some love it, some hate it; some play with it creating snowmen, others do everything to get rid of it; some see it all year long and some can only dream about it.
Because of how many different emotions we connect with snow and how many uses it has it's a perfect theme for the promised fan art contest!
Your task is to create a fan art or fan fiction that will present your favourite character(s) interacting with snow.
Every entry should revolve around the "snow" theme. The more original you are, the better!
The work must be a Fan Art / Fan Fiction and it should be submitted into the Fan Art
Win a FREE COMMISSION in 2 Minutes!!! :DHeyy my watchers!!Win a FREE COMMISSION in 2 Minutes!!! :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am on facebook now!! I think facebook offers a lot of cool features and a very wide audience, so I thought I should join there as well!! I will be posting my artworks and WIP's + unfinished or old works + tutorials etc. So you will get to see a lot more there than here on deviantart (which doesnt mean I will be less active here )
Here is the link to my page: http://www.facebook.com/JojoesArt
To celebrate this (and also to invite people to like my page.. hehe ^^), I decided to launch a little event, where you can win a FREE TRADITIONAL (Watercolor) COMMISSION by me!! Which means I will mail you the original painting via post for you to enjoy it!!
And also three other participants will get 100 dA points each!!!
All you have to do to be able to win is the following (takes only 2 minutes):
1. Like my facebook fanpage http://www.facebook.com/JojoesArt
2. Fav this journal
3. Leave a comment here giving
Critique Personality TypesI thought I'd type up something on the type of people you're likely to meet in critique groups and how to handle them. For those wondering, I am a Pit Bull Trooper.Critique Personality Types4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to add other types; I don't think I got them all.
Also, feel free to donate so I can buy another Premium Membership: http://Droemar.deviantart.com/?givepoints
The Toxic Snark
Most likely to be: Parents, self-described elitists, jerks in general
"When are you going to write for real? Why are you wasting your time writing this junk?"
Attributes: This person is inclined to hate your stuff. Without fail. They don't read what you write, or they read "real" literature. And your work is so far below what they like, you're obviously in desperate need of their opinion and correction, which is largely that you should abandon what you're working on and start writing their idea of a story. They hate mainstream, or hate a genre
Slender ManWatch depthRADIUSSlender Man2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Slender Man
In this season of deceits deceptions & witcheries
I am wary of my following message not being received with the full gravity it deserves. It is not my intention to unduly alarm the deviantART community, but... LaurenKitsune is at this time unaccounted for. All attempts on our part to contact her have failed. It is my hope that she has simply taken a much deserved unscheduled pre-Halloween “vacation” and will be back in online communication soon.
Before going dark, LaurenKitsune was good enough to write and transmit a report on the Slender Man phenomenon sweeping the Internet. That report is published here fo
Beadweaving feature - dragonsI was pleasantly surprised to find many, many beaded dragons i dA artists' galleries. Some of them have specialized in making dragons, others just made one or two and all of them deserve our attention.Beadweaving feature - dragons4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
First a dragon made not out of beads but tennis balls. Yes, tennis balls.
greed dragon I by Werwolfka Beaded dragon family by Villiawenn Beadling Dragons by Toralin Gragon by ChaconTilune Beaded Dragon by Theblindbeader Cobalt the Dragon by Superfun22 Fear me by Slersk Beaded Dragon by SkyNymph Beaded dragon by SininelaMMaZ Trees are soft by Rrkra Baby Dragon: Red and Black by PurlyZig Teeny Tiny Red Beaded Dragon by pinkythepink Drky or Sjakk Ruter by Perledyr :thumb255643476: Hand hugger by EmMakesStuff Beaded Dragon by Miryl Beaded Dragon by MarzEz Tiny Beaded Dragon by Marahuta Beaded dragon by mangalarga Enchanted Forest Dragon by Line-of-Birds Glass Beaded Dragon by lightningshour Bead Dragon V by kameeko :thumb62976417: Purple Beaded Dragon by jardan Chinese Dragon Nr. 2 by Jalaila Fire dragon by isislotus :thumb111929004: Beaded chinese dragon by Niicchan Beadwork 4 by fragiledragonfly :thumb215
Demoncon XThe latest Demoncon, which, despite the name, is the most pleasent convention I attend, is being held in Maidstone on the 23rd.Demoncon X2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be down there, should anyone want to stop by for a natter and a sketch
I did the poster art for this one, too:
Raffle! Winner: mickeypoops!edit2 (results)Raffle! Winner: mickeypoops!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations to outer--heaven!!~ EHEHEE
Happy valentines day everyone! Beam me a smileeeeee! * 7 *//
edit:I have to go get some new glasses frames.. so I'm doing it 2 hours early!!
Fave this journal for a chance to win 1 chibi art! * 7 *)) (I'll choose the style ehehe)
This is for watchers only, hehehe~~
I can't resist but to comment that the watcher count is over 9000!!!!!!!! :iconcannotevenplz::iconkumakissplz::iconyoamgplz:
Wow guys, seriously, thanks so much for your support all this time.
I think you're pretty swell to put up with my frequent spamming of doodles and journals hahaha! :icongaywinkplz::iconfanboyingplz:
It's been a wild year! I met a lot of new buds and really enjoy talking with you guys!
The join.me's have been hilarious -- I bust my guts laughing at 2 AM so many times and it's all your fault! :iconbrohugplz:
Thanks for the sweet comments and helpful feedback! * 7 *)))
This journal raffle will finish up on feb 14, 1 PM, (PST)
So yah! See
Trauma. A word about the Colorado shooting.Artist Roland Barthes once said "Trauma is a news photo without a caption." He's wrong, of course. After the events of July 20th in Aurora, Colorado we've been bombarded with an endless torrent of news photos, broadcasts, blogs, and opinion pieces about the actions of James Holmes, their impact, and its significance in the debate of violence in pop-culture. We've got plenty of photos, plenty of captions, and the trauma is very, very real.Trauma. A word about the Colorado shooting.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You see, I have a unique insight into comics and violence. As a comics creator I have written war stories, violent stories, and I've even had an opportunity to play in the streets of Gotham City. But unlike my fellow writers and artists, at age nineteen I nearly died when a lone nut with a gun put a bullet into me.
For more details regarding the incident you can read this article published in Riverside's Press-Enterprise newspaper http://fav.me/d58o9ud . But all you really need to know is on a summer day in 1993 a man I'd never met believed he had the
Apparel Collection: Art Not BombsThis shirt is best worn while making art with big gestural lines and fast rapid-fire marks. Get wild in it. Bring scribbles to your vectors, and put some geometry in your contours. Pow!Apparel Collection: Art Not Bombs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since a young age, I have always been fascinated with flight. Growing up, my parents were good friends with a group of pilots. They specialized in cinema stunt work for movies. Every time I had the opportunity to go up in an airplane or helicopter, I took it. In the photo below, I'm in the center seat of a friend's helicopter. It was so fun!
As a youth, I would draw all types of planes -- jet fighters being the most exciting. Growing up on a healthy dose of Star Wars and G. I. Joe also fueled my love for flight. Other kids were infatuated with jets, too, and could rattle off all sorts of information about their technical aspects. I constantly checked out huge reference books from the local library because I was always more interested in drawing them than studying how fast they could fly or how much thei
CUTE VEGETA AND BULMA MOMENT IN DB HEROES :3CUTE VEGETA AND BULMA MOMENT IN DB HEROES :31 year ago in Personal More Like This
Win a FREE commission and points!!! :D*edit*: The winners are out!! check my journal here: http://fav.me/d4rpb4t *edit*Win a FREE commission and points!!! :D4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ahhhh, I just passed the 10000 watchers!!! :iconexcitedlaplz: :iconlachoirplz: This is so unbelievably incredible and awesome, thank you all so much!!!!!
Soooo, to celebrate this, I thought of a little "event"... xD I have some points from all of your donations and I wanna make a point giveaway! PLUS one of you will win a FREE COMMISSION by me! All you have to do to qualify is the following:
1. Fav this journal :iconfavplz:
2. Tell your watchers about this "event" in a journal and post a link to this site (lets make this a big event!! )
3. When you followed these steps add a comment under this journal containing: "Faved and Shared" (or something similar ^^)
You are only able to win the points or a free commission if you follow these steps! The winners will be picked out of the people who followed the instructions! There will be 5 people who receive 100 points each and one who
You want to make a Flash Dress Up Game?But you're not entirely familiar with Flash? WELL FEAR NOT! Deviantart supplies A VAST AMOUNT OF TUTORIALS from people who know and have some fair amount of understanding of what to do.You want to make a Flash Dress Up Game?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I'll help you get started by supplying some information and also recommending a couple very nice and informative tutorials about Flash. Plus don't be discouraged if you suck at drawing in Flash, I provided a fair amount of information for an alternative solution at the end!
What you need:
- Flash* (any kind of Flash where you can write Action Script 2.0... NOT Action Script 3.0, these tutorials cover AS 2.0. Flash is not a free program (legally). You can obtain Flash at Adobe.com.)
*If you're wondering what kind of Flash I use, I'll tell you. I use a super old school Flash that does the job juuust fine. It's called Macromedia Flash MX, also known as "Flash 6.0 r25" Yuuuup, really old. I've had it since junior year in high school (approx. 5 years). I have Flash Pro
Dryad Contest! Now Closed!Closed for VotingDryad Contest! Now Closed!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks for all the epic entries
Edit 2 - Just a reminder, 3 days til the deadline if you fancy dolling a dryad or finishing up an entry in time
Edit 1 -
I am an idiot and forgot I was going on holiday right through the middle of the deadline so have a magic extension for those who would like a little extra time to enter
And here we are! May 15th! Time for a new Minishizzle Contest!!!
The theme for this contest is "Dryads" or "Tree Spirits/Fairies".
This lovely lady is a Scots Pine Dryad
You can enter a doll on any base, in whatever colors you'd like, dressed in any sort of clothes, from any setting. You must doll a specific tree and tell us in your comments what kind of tree you have brought to life. (all trees accepted but no flowers or shrubs, just trees, giant redwoods down to apple and cherry trees all accepted!)
Your entry can be male or female, they can have wings or some magic nature power, they just have t
DESIGN AN OC CONTEST! Big prizes to be won! CLOSEDHello everyone!DESIGN AN OC CONTEST! Big prizes to be won! CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I don't really have a lot of OCs. But what about those which I have? I don't really like to use them when trying out new techniques or practice. Which is why I've decided to host an OC contest. The main goal is simply to create an OC for me!
LAST DAY TO ENTER
This is a list of things I'd like to see in the OC: http://sta.sh/01nqhwlhdjqj
Keep in mind that this is a very long list of random things I like. Don't put all the things possible into one design, I'd rather you pick about three things which you'd like to focus on and not half of the list!
Or check out some designs I've favorited here: http://reblog.deviantart.com/favourites/
Deadline: 4th of November
Might extend it on request or if I have something which might come up at the time. Keep in mind that it's summer now and you might have more free time now than in autumn.
Commissions - CLOSED until works are finished COMMISSIONS ARE CLOSEDCommissions - CLOSED until works are finished4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not accepting more commissions until I finish the ones I have delayed. I'm really sorry, if you're interested to commission something from me, think you'll probably have to wait some months since I don't have time to draw lately due to my work schedules and other projects.
1. Kaki-Irai (PAID): FINISHED
2. Glance (PAID): FINISHED
These are the prices for my drawings and illustrations. If you're interested please send me a note or an e-mail.
1. What I accept:
- Original characters
- Erotic and hentai content
- Kawaii, Gothic, Pop, Romance, Religious themes, Battles, Scenaries, Landscapes...
- Digital realistic portraits
- Manga caricatures of real life people
- Comic pages (Colour and black&white)
- Based on photography illustrations (Realistic or manga style)
- Anything you can imagine, just let me know.
2. What I don't accept:
- Gore or extreme violence
BACKFIRE!!I was really debating whether or not I should mention this, but it's cringingly funny, despite my not coming out of it well AT ALL.BACKFIRE!!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I listen to Hollywood Babble On, a thoroughly puerile show (probably one of the reasons it’s on my playlist) which is hosted by Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith. A little while back, a teacher of Garman’s kid was said to be in the audience and Garman joked that he’d better be on his best behaviour otherwise the teacher would call child protective services ‘round.
Smith’s jokingly sexual humour over the course of the show didn’t help out with this at all, AND it gave me an idea for a quick pin-up to draw….. which I did….. and which I thought, at the time, would be really funny to send to them….. which I did…. along with a gag about me drawing smutty comics…… which has come back to bite me…..
Oh, god, there isn’t a rock big enough for me to hide under.
Setting up Shots - Storytelling ResourceThis will be good for anyone who wants to get across clear story information in storyboarding and film and can probably be applied to comics. Granted there are huge differences with the graphic quality of comics, but this resource will explain thirds, if you don't already know of them, and how to use them. This is a condensed version of information that you can talk about for days and days and there are whole books on this. It's a profession, and I'm not claiming to know everything. I'm just imparting some basics in what I know.Setting up Shots - Storytelling Resource4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Disclaimer: These shots are all taken from Kung Fu Panda 2, which I sadly do not own (I'm not intending them for any malicious or commercial use, purely educational and personal).
I'm going to take some screens from a sequence in Kung Fu Panda 2 and break them down. It all might seem like common sense, but for those of you who don't know why filmmakers make the decisions they do for a shot, here's an explanation.
Every camera shot has a purpose, none is wasted.
How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorialGroup cosplay, forever alone style! Yeah, that's all me.How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this post, I'll get into how I did each one!
Intro, and some bad old pictures
For those of you who have the patience to read for some extra info!
When I started cosplaying, I didn't think makeup was such a major part of it. I was so hesitant to even put eyeliner because I'd think, "This character is a guy, I shouldn't look like I'm wearing makeup!" And I guess I was silly enough to think I looked enough like the characters I chose without doing anything to my face?
I can't find more pictures of my really old cosplays (which is just as well, hahah) from the time I didn't want to use makeup apart from these:
I cosplayed as Haku from Naruto. I don't remember wearing any makeup for this. It doesn't show too well on these pictures but I saw some others where the natural redness of my lips made it look like I was wearing lipstick even if I wasn't. I felt it made me look more feminine than I should. Haku is still a guy after al
DESIGN A CHARACTER CONTEST! 300pts PRIZE! + iconsI appreciate any advertising, as I want as many entries as possible ^.^DESIGN A CHARACTER CONTEST! 300pts PRIZE! + icons3 years ago in Personal More Like This
-You will be designing me TWO CHARACTERS from categories you may pick.
-MAKE SURE YOU TELL ME WHICH CATEGORIES YOU HAVE PICKED (you can pick a minimum of two categories/one for each design, but you can submit as many for those two categories as you wish)
EDIT: --you guys only need to design one character! I figure 2 is kind of a lot ^.^
-SPECIES: humans, canines, deer, & custom creatures (a creature created by your own mind)
-Accessories are a must. What I like: scarves, bangles, fancy necklaces, glasses, hair
You may put as many or as little as you would like. Just note that if you don't put any or too many you don't have as good of a chance to win (:
-As for designs, I like some but not TOO MANY. I like mostly simple designs with maybe one or two large, significant patterns.
-I like natural colors, and I really like hair on my characters ; u;
-As for humans, if you decide to do one, use the same
Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving IconSherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving Icon3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Ever Evolving Icon
What is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal over the past century by such past masters as Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett to today’s vanguard talents Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch has inspired such a continuing outpouring of fan appreciation?
Jeremy Brett as Holmes 03 by Windfreak →
Every generation will forever have th
How To Photograph Your CraftsThe absolute number one cause of rejection of DD suggestions for most Artisan Craft CVs is poor photography. There is nothing worse than seeing an otherwise brilliant piece ruined by a dodgy photo. But even beyond DD acceptance, if you want to people on dA to be able to appreciate your skill you need to be able to show your work off to advantage.How To Photograph Your Crafts2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sometimes I'll tell a self-suggester that I can't feature their work because of the quality of the photography and they'll inevitably reply, "Oh, I'll have to get a better camera."
Repeat after me: the tools never make the artist.
You don't need a $9000 sewing machine to stitch a dress, you don't need a $1000 stand mixer to bake a cake, and you similarly don't need a top of the range SLR to take a brilliant photograph. It's all in how you take the photo.
To help us understand photography concepts a little more, Fella is going to help us out. Say hi Fella!
Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.Well, that was fun.Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's just go over what I posted yesterday: I voiced that I have no opinion on guns in America, because I don't live there and as such; don't care. I said that I, personally, am afraid of guns and think they're industrial killing machines. And I posed a vague, hypothetical question that could have been applied to any situation where an old law/doctrine is in effect.
That's it. Nothing more. Harshest word in there was "change" followed by a question mark. Not "ban", not "make guns illegal" and certainly not "outlaw free speech and trial by jury", which some people with a slightly looser grasp on reality seem to think go hand in hand with owning the firearms I said I don't care about.
Well, today, I am going to post an opinion: if you're the kind of insecure, paranoid little twit that flies off the handle when someone poses a simple question, and who holds weapons and the laws that permit them with such religious reverence that you perceive that question as not
Help the Bronycon DocumentaryHelp the Bronycon Documentary3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many of you My Little Pony fans may have heard the amazing news that John de Lancie, who played the infamous Q on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and who I was so honored to have play the villain Discord for MLP:FiM, has announced that he will be Executive Producing a documentary about Bronies and Bronycon.
The new news is that Tara Strong (voice of Twilight Sparkle) and I have been brought on board as Executive Producers, as well. And to make this documentary as amazing as possible, we are reaching out to raise even more money for film on our Kickstarter page. Please see the official announcement below:
We are pleased to announce that Tara Strong and Lauren Faust have joined us as executiv