PSA Please readOkay, I'm going to say this once, an I don't want to ever have to say it ever again.PSA Please read2 years ago in Personal More Like This
DO NOT pressure an artist, writer, cosplayer, Rper, ect. to do something they are uncomfortable with. Just don't. Here's a list of reasons why:
1. It makes them want to stop
2. It makes them angry
3. It makes them want to ignore you
4. It doesn't make them like you
5. They get frustrated
6. They get depressed
7. You look like an asshole
Do I need to go on?
I'll give you a personal account.
I'm a fanfic writer as some of you may know. Recently I had someone try and pressure me into taking my last project in a direction I didn't want to go. I tried to explain that I plan my stories out in a pretty detailed way to begin with, and knew exactly how my story was going to progress, but they insisted. I felt terrible. I felt like I wasn't good enough, like what I had to give wasn't enough for this person. In fact, I
10 years?!? wow!!!haha wow, i just noticed that I've officially been on deviantart for 10 years now. gotta draw something to commemorate that soon! i'm not gonna lie, it means quite a lot to me. even though i didn't know it at the time, putting my artwork online and joining art communities like deviantart has become the foundation of pretty much my entire LIFE as i know it now. i mean i started uploading my artwork to this site for fun, just to get in touch with other artists and gain some exposure, and now it is my career. i firmly believe that my fanbase here on deviantart and the things i've learned here have EVERYTHING to do with me being able to work as a freelance artist. i discovered so many inspiring and great artists through this site. the reason i chose the Utrecht School of the Arts as my college was because i followed Bakenius and loved his work; when i didn't like the school i was attending at the time, i contacted him through deviantart notes and he advised me to check out his school10 years?!? wow!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Want to have your art published? Contest!Remember! This is a contest hosted by another group, please forward any questions to :iconGreyRadian: <3 thank you~!Want to have your art published? Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Get your art published amongst some of the top artists on deviantart such as
:iconchancake:, :iconcherriuki:, :iconnegshin:, :iconyamio:, :iconelsevilla:
"To raise money for charity, we're making an Artbook in which artists will be given the chance to draw a page (or double page) each. All profits raised will go directly to the RedKite, a foundation that works closely with children living with cancer, helping families financially in these tough times."
Ethereal-artbook is currently holding a contest where winning entries will be published in the artbook and will receive a free copy!
There will be four winners, each win
Pencil will DIE in the shadows of Photoshop?Unless they both cooperate Tablet will dominate the world of art. Taking with a friend yesteday i came to the conclusion that digital it's VERY necessary with traditional art. I mean, if you want to get a job, proyect or attention on a website, You have to get into digital ways to make your drawing come noticed, besides making it quick. It's true pencil is the "base or principles" but what about when you do a serious work?Pencil will DIE in the shadows of Photoshop?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For example, check this 2 works over here. Both of them are the same, the difference is that the one of the left is the pencil sketch, and the one of the right is the digital "retouched" one based on the sketch. This looks totally great! Combining both styles, traditional and digital.
Wich makes me think, for example with traditional art: nowadays we have to stick with digital art to retouch our pictures to make it better or even use a TEXTURE. Or basing on an sketch make something beautifull tha
ConfessionsSCHOOL CONFESSIONSConfessions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
[x] Talked back to a teacher.
[x] Been kicked out of a class.
[ ] Worn your pajamas to school.
[x] Had your tooth fall out during school.
[x] Gotten yourself lost in your school.
[x] Broken the dress code in your school.
[x] Completely and utterly failed a test.
[x] Left your class without asking anybody.
[x] Missed a whole week of school for something stupid.
[x] Thrown up your lunch in school.
HOME LIFE CONFESSIONS
[ ] Argue with your parent[s] a lot.
[ ] Argue with your brother[s] a lot.
[ ] Argue with your sister[s] a lot.
[x] Do your own laundry.
[x] Cook dinner once in a while.
[x] Are loud and obnoxious at home.
[x] Wear pajamas when you are not going to go anywhere.
[x] You sleep in very long.
[x] All you do is watch television/go on the internet.
[ ] Your parents are divorced.
[ ] Your family makes you cry a lot.
[ ] One or both of your grandparents live with you.
[ ] You can't stand being with your parents.
[ ] You currently dislike one o
FAQI have updated this journal as FAQ (Frequently Asked Question).FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Q: What program do you use?
A: Paint Tool SAI and Photoshop CS3.
Q: What model is your tablet?
A: I use a Wacom Intous 3 4x5 graphic tablet > http://reviews.cnet.com/pointing-devices/wacom-intuos3-4x5-tablet/4505-3147_7-31109391.html
Q: What kind of texture you use?
A: The ones I usually use are by dierat and gimei
For more kinds of textures, I usually go here > http://cgtextures.com/
Q: How do you apply textures?
A: I cannot give you a definite answer to how I apply textures, everything I have done so far is experimental, I don't like keeping a fixed way of doing my work coz I often forget, so it's better to explore new stuffs every time you make something new. I can only say that, if y
Chinese New Year Art Contest! EDIT - Since, over the last few days, a lot of people have been contacting us asking for more time, due to school in many cases, we have decided to extend the deadline for entry until Saturday February 18.Chinese New Year Art Contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In just a few short weeks The Lunar New Year a.k.a Chinese New Year, will be upon us! It's the Year of the Dragon!
To celebrate, 4th Dimension Entertainment will be holding its 1st ever Chinese New Year Art Contest!
The theme of this contest is: The Year of the Dragon!
It is a pretty broad theme because dragons are awesome, and we want contestants to have a lot of choices in how they work with the concept!
The rules are simple: Create an original piece of art.
You must incorporate art, characters, symbols, and/or imagery from one or more of the following 4th Dimension Entertainment series:
The Hobbit, B*tches!!!!!So I just watched The Hobbit.........My god, I couldn't stop fangirling and being a complete and utter nerd. Scared the crap out of several fellow movie goers who aren't quite as dedicated as myself.The Hobbit, B*tches!!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Sane Movie Goers Unlucky Enough To Sit Next To Me: :iconscaredplz::iconohfuckplz:
And then when it got to the part where Thorin hugged Bilbo, my mom was all:
:iconcryforeverplz:*sniff* It's-It's so touching!
And I was all:
:iconpervplz: YAOI MODE: ACTIVATED: YAOIYAOIYAOIYAOI.............
I also loved to that one part where, in the beginning, they were singing after dinner and they sang this one line:
"The winds were moaning, in the night."
And so I was sitting here, with my Francey-Pants rape face on, :iconfrancerapefaceplz: Thinkin' to myself, you sure it was the WINDS who were moaning in the night? :iconcrazylaughplzlols, I crack myself up sometimes)
Then all the movie goers were given' me this shut the hell up look: :icondeathglareplz:
The Gay Is Strong in This One :'DBWAHAHAHAHA THREESOME!!!The Gay Is Strong in This One :'D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rage Comic IconsDecided to do some gathering of the Rage faces plz accounts. Couldn't really find a big list of them all. Here's the ones I've found so far, I tried to categorize them the best I could.Rage Comic Icons3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me know if you know of any more or find any lists of them ENJOY
:icontrollfaceplz: :iconrainbowtrollplz: :icontrollface-kingplz: :icontrolldanceplz: :icontrollmorphplz: :iconyunotrollplz: :iconnoumadplz: :iconfemtrollplz: :icontrollmomplz: :icongirltrollplz: :iconsadtrollplz: :icontrollrollplz: :icondealwithtrollplz::icontrolldadjumpplz: :iconsadtrollfaceplz: :iconsadgirltrollplz: :iconbabytrollplz::icontrollofficerplz: :icongaytrollplz: :iconfeellikeatrollplz::iconyoumadbroplz::icontrolledtrollplz: :icontrollgustaplz: :iconyoumadtrollfaceplz: :iconmexitrollplz::iconcooltrollplz: :iconitrollyouplz: :iconcubantrollface::icontrollwinkplz: :icondeviltrollplz: :icontrollexplorerplz:
FreeGiveaways - A Beginning!The FreeGiveaways Group is for locating and consolidating those awesome free contests people make!FreeGiveaways - A Beginning!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Submit any of your free giveaways here to gain some exposure: free dA Points, free Subscriptions, free artwork requests, anything!
And if you see any - suggest them to the group so they can gain notice
The winner of the 1 Month Subscription Giveaway is...
Live interview with #AsktheArtist!Hey folks! I'll be the interviewee over at AskTheArtist on August 25th, 2012 at 5:00 PM PST. (Here's a time converter for you if you're in another time zone: http://www.timeanddate.com/ )Live interview with #AsktheArtist!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's a chat based interview where you can plop down in the interview chat, talk freely with others, and lob questions at the host ( thefluffyshrimp ) who will then chuck them with impeccable accuracy at yours truly.
For more information just hit up the good folks at :iconasktheartist:, they've got everything covered.
Looking forward to seeing you there if you decide to stop by! :]
Books & birthdays.(Thanks to Clairvoire for this fantastic birthday image. xD)Books & birthdays.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks for all the notes, comments, confection icons, incredibly awesome art , and general well-wishery. :]
Especially considering I, as usual, have been all but completely dead around these parts. Haha, it kills me every time I swing around with a few buckets of art to toss up here on dA, and every time I get a slew of comments of people that seem so happy to see that I am back, and actively submitting work. And I don't mean 'kills me' in the hilarious sense, I mean more, well, I honestly feel bad that I can't BE more active around here. As active as I used to be, anyway. When free time was much more in abundance.
I always gave off the impression I was really busy with day-to-day things, but I think it helps to know what's ACTUALLY up. SO! I think it's time to spill a bit about life! HUNKER DOWN. If any of you have been her
Naruto My Last ThoughtsDear deviants who have been following me for my stories, I want to thank you for pulling out the best of me and for being one of the reasons to grow as a person and an artist. Naruto has been my personal reason for starting to share my stories with the internet audience, till then, I just didn't have much courage to do so. Hinata was the first character who gave me the courage and Neji was pretty much my first crush in the series, I can't even form out in words how much they meant to me and how wonderful it was to see them reform their bond in the manga/anime. Naruto's and Sakura's relationship was one of my biggest inspirations and The uneasy Question was the first comic I published online to an overseas audience. I never expected it to become so loved among you and I never expected to spend two more years on the sequel. Same with Terrace. I've been a huge KakaIru and Naru/Sasu fan before, trying my first doujinshi about them as well, but I published them only in my native langNaruto My Last Thoughts5 months ago in Personal More Like This
How I workI've gotten questions about painting demos on how I work, but I don't have any of those yet. I definitely want to try that out though. While I can't show you right now, I can tell you about it.How I work2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Creating an illustration is fun. But it's also a lot of work if you want to make it any good. Most people don't realize how much work it really is. How much thinking and preparation is needed. It's really problem solving. You're solving problem after problem, trying to make things work. Thankfully it's a fun problem to solve and you can explore as you learn new things.
Also, I'm not talking about sketching, or doodling, or speed painting. I'm talking about a story-driven illustration.
This check list is by no means definitive, especially when it comes to the design elements like characters and location design. In fact, it's more of a starting point. These are useful guidelines, reminders.
This is all common knowledge among illustrators. You learn this stuff in art school. You also learn the foun
F.A.Q. / Art TipsAfter being asked whether if I had an FAQ or not, I realized that I didn't have one, and it would probably be helpful if I did have one. (I'll probably just add this to my signature or something, LOL.) Anyways, I will separate the questions into Technical, Personal, and Artist Tips , since those are the kinds of questions I'm frequently asked anyways.F.A.Q. / Art Tips3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What programs / tools do you use ?
- Adobe Photoshop cs4 (For drawing AND animating)
- Flash cs4 (For animating)
- iMovie (I USED to use this to put videos / animations together)
- Final Cut Express (Current video editor to put videos and animations together)
- I have an iMac computer
- I use a Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet
How long does it take you to do ______ ?
Depending on how much effort I put into something it's obviously going to take longer; so a fully colored thing would be a few hours and a little doodle or sketch would just take me a few minutes (Meaning YES they can sometimes take up to 59 minutes
Holding a 600 point Valentines giveaway! WINNERWINNER: Chessisaurus with the number 58! ^^ Thank you all for participating and I hope to do more giveaways in the future :3Holding a 600 point Valentines giveaway! WINNER2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: I will draw the winner at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time! ^^ Good luck to all, and Happy Valentines Day! <3
Hi! For Valentines day I will be holding a 600 giveaway! ^^
To enter, you must:
Make a journal with a link to this journal.
Post a comment below with a link to that journal.
I will give you a number and tomorrow I will use a random number generator to pick the winner! ^^
Good luck to all! :3
Its all a ScamContextIts all a Scam2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is another long one, and I apologize but I need to speak my mind. This journal is in response to the "righteously indignant" users making a fuss about me "selling" fanart of copyrighted characters in my recent Adventure Time post. To the person who signed up today just to write a nasty comment on my new Society6 page. To the person who flagged my recent Adventure Time illustration on DA and then proceeded to send me an e-mail about doing it (probably the same person). To the people creating multiple accounts to try and dissuade users from spending their money how they see fit. And to a long list of people who follow everything I do post just to make sure that their negative voice and attitude are the first voices anyone ever sees on all of my work.
It's All A Scam
I'm in an unenviable position. Popular enough to be well known, not popular enough to be making oodles of cash off my stuff. Part of that is my own fault for not really promoting and selling myself,
I APPROVE these tips!I thought I would feature some AWESOME tips I found on a tumblr blog :3I APPROVE these tips!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
they are very useful and I put a little * next to my fave ones :3
http://mmd-tips.tumblr.com/image/27283358692 THIS ONE IS VERY TRUE!! (same can be done vise versa so the clothes fit perfectly)
DESIGN CONTEST! closedEDIT: Will be closed at midnight between Sunday and Monday (time zones don't matter, will accept all entries I find once I wake up on Monday morning!)DESIGN CONTEST! closed8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not really good at designing but have been dreaming of a few certain traits on characters for a while now. So here we go!
How this goes:
Design a humanoid character for me (anthro is also fine but I'll be extra picky on those)
Digital/Traditional/Pixels are allowed
You may do whatever you want with the design if you don't place
Deadline October 5th (yay my birthday)
Eyes/Cats as patterns or logos on clothes, also stripes and dots are fun, too
[Bullet; Black] Non fantasy designs (human characters which have nothing out of ordinary on them but are still super charming. Not natural hair colo
They see me rantin...they hatin...Hi guysThey see me rantin...they hatin...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just rantin by!
Ok, so most of you pinoy peeps have already heard about the new 4G LTE mobile network from Smart.
What is it? Probably the fastest mobile internet in the country, cuz it's 4G man! With a speed of up to 42mbps it's perfect for downloading hd movies in minutes, lagless gaming ... as advertised.
I was pretty excited when I heard of it, sounds awesome eh? Unfortunately there's a downside.
It has cap of 10 Gigs. What's that mean? Someone commented that it's like getting a new super fast ferrari car and you can only drive it for 10 kilometers, after that they'll charge you
for every kilometer your take. How much? It's P500 per Gig.
It's pretty fucked up, they say it's competitive price.
Well majority of the Filipinos here don't exactly have big salaries. What kind of idiot would wish for this kind of robbery?
Why do they call themselves Smart? They should at least advertise that this service only caters to the rich. In fact, I think even rich people wouldn't want this
Devious Journal Entry"Which of the following countries do you think I am from?"Devious Journal Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The right answer to my latest poll is...
Yes, I'm actually french Canadian
Si vous voulez, vous pouver m'ajouter sur Skype ( Kawikowaki ) pour que je me rapelle que mon orthographe francais est merdique! Bon ok je suis rarement connecter mais je vais essayer de faire un effort ;w;
ringaling ting tingThis weekend I went to Sarasota in Florida to visit Ringling or RCAD or.. idk whatever, it's an art school that has a lot of emphasis on animation... AND BOY HAVE MY VIEWS ON LIFE CHANGED LIKE A CATERPILLAR TO BUTTERFLY METAMORPHOSIS.ringaling ting ting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want to apply to ringling, I think this journal would be helpful to you. (It's one of the top schools for animation.) Because at first, I really didn't care about the school. Then my parents brought me there and -PUNCHES A WALL- EVERYTHING IS SO PERFECT FOR AN ASPIRING ANIMATOR. AHHFJDKG
The thing about this school is that like calarts, you are pretty much guaranteed a job or internship when by the time you graduate. Ringling is #1 for computer animation and EVERY ANIMATION STUDIO goes there to recruit people. Literally, when you get onto the animation floor, the hallways are FILLLLLEDDD with movie posters of almost every single animated movie you can think of (except for old disney movies of course). Those are all the movies that people who have g
friday featuresfriday features2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These features are from the group Psychology-Art and from a search.
Please show some love and support to the following deviations I have selected to show off; the last one my personal favorite.
Please Don't go by hieigirl5436 home by i-eat-dogs The monster behind the mirror by DarknessReaper424 charity by kletka decadence by bleepneversleep Cure by SanderJansen Place. by EmmalouDark Dreams Like Butterflies by LiliumEternal Detail : Into my winter night by Futurum-Undam &