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 read3 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
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?4 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
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!4 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!!!!!3 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
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 and birthdays.(Thanks to Clairvoire for this fantastic birthday image. xD)Books and birthdays.4 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 Thoughts9 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
1 Month PM/396 Points [CLOSED. Winner announced!]Alright. Here is the moment you have been waiting for. The winner of this raffle is...1 Month PM/396 Points [CLOSED. Winner announced!]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
iKristinee. CONGRATULATIONS~! Please tell me if you want the PM or the points via Note.
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING~! IF I happen to get some more points [after this, I will only have 5 points left ;w;], I'll be donating 1 point to everyone who joined. It's not much but it's something <333
Well, back to going on Hiatus. See you guys in like 1-2 weeks or so. If you guys wanna know my schedule, it's on my front page.
EDIT: I have decided that you can either choose to have the 1 Month PM or the 396 points if you win the raffle since some people don't want a PM. XP
Anyways, 11 Days left to enter~!
I've been wanting to host this giveaway/raffle for my 100+ watcher celebration, however I didn't have enough points during that time. However, today I finally can after catching iskarlata's Kiriban ^^ So I guess it's now a... 130+ celebration? XD
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
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! closed1 year 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
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
Psssst, hey...I'm back... kind of. Only popping my head in for a little bit at a time. Been so busy learning new things and now I'm off applying them in the real world. Very exciting and scary.Psssst, hey...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Miss this place though! Hopefully I'll get a bit more me time soon to draw and share and generally be a bit more active here. ^__^
London was great in the end, but also had a brilliant time in Sussex, Kent and Sheffield too. Pretty knackered from the whole thing but its a good kind of tired. Like I deserve it.
Will update again soon.
commissions are open (only points)commision open ViDkcommissions are open (only points)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
help me to get a premium member pleassseee
well, now i have more time to draw (but no so much haha) and try to get something..
i'll give you different options to help me and to receive a drawing in return.
for the moment my only work will be mixed &/o Digital.
First for 20 points (extra character 10 points )
Second for 50 points (extra character 20 points )
Updates (College Acceptances etc.)Hello... sorry I haven't spoken on dA for a few months, I'm finally ABLE TO JUST SIT DOWN ON MY COMPUTER FOR ONCE THIS WEEKEND so I decided to just write a journal entry. Because some of you have been keeping up with my college application status / asked me a lot about colleges or portfolios, I will give yall the dirt.Updates (College Acceptances etc.)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the colleges I applied to and the status of each one:
1. Savannah College of Art & Design (Animation Major)- accepted
2. New York School of Visual Arts (Animation Major)- accepted
3. Ringling College of Art & Design (Computer Animation)- accepted
4. California Institute of the Arts (Character Animation)- accepted
5. Sheridan (Bachelor of Animation)- unknown
So it seems like most likely I will be going to calarts as of now. I have a small class so i'm kinda happy about that... just kinda nervous about being surrounded by older talented people o)-<
As for sheridan... it doesn't really matter much at this point b/c I won't be going there.
But yeah I actu
In desperate need of help *Update*Previous journal:http://klydekiss.deviantart.com/#/d57v436In desperate need of help *Update*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you can recall I pleaded for help recently due to my horrid financial situation and I'm here to update my status for all who were concerned.
I will start with the bad news:
-I am still in the same situation and sadly I was forced to drop out of school. I absolutely tried the best I could. I've emailed staff for help, I've been in the financial office almost daily but nothing helped.
After speaking with my financial adviser, she told me to get away from my school. She said the school over charged students and was meant only for the rich, she was right. I guess I figured I deserved a higher education.
I'm not ready to downgrade though. I am giving it my all to transfer to Parsons NewSchool. Parsons is more expensive however, due to it being a non profit school, I will receive more aid. I am also eligible for a 2 year scholarship for my junior and senior year which would be
Lemonade?Lemonade?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A little freshness for the summer
Please fave this article if you like it so that the featured artists could get more exposure!
lemon by Ms-Nen
Tea with lemon by above-usual
lemon flower by poivrewater on lemon by ThErEaLDoLLyFrikka
Citrus by authenticDOLLY
Giveaway! :D Last day! *prize added*We've got 6 participants, so the giveaway won't be canceledGiveaway! :D Last day! *prize added*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I give you three days more again, so the new deadline is the 9th February!
You can see all entries in this folder http://kuraiko-kyun.deviantart.com/favourites/53053776
More points!! Thanks to :iconpapa-beer: who donates some points!
As thanks for all my lovely watchers and supporters!!
Let's start a little Giveaway!! :iconexcitedlaplz:
What you can win:
Art request (1 character, simple BG)
Art request (1 character, sketch)
[Trophy] 2nd place [Trophy]
[Bullet; Pink] 30 [Points]
[Bullet; Pink] Art request (1 character, simple BG)
[Trophy] 3rd place [Trophy]
[Bullet; Blue] 20 [Points]
[Bullet; Blue] Art request (1 character, sketch)
The winners can choose one of these original artworks
[New] ( [Point Left] I edited the violet circels w
Art TheftHey there guys. I love you guys so much. Thank you all so much for the support on dA and tumblr for my decisions. Things are getting a bit rough right now and I appreciate all the support and I love you. I also love the ones who show me art theft. It really shows that you care and know the difference between right and wrong when you see someone tracing my shit, posting my drawings, or copying my characters. Now the ones that I don't like, are the ones who are fans, yet copy my shit. I'm not gonna call any names because I spoke to them about it already, but this is for the ones who I might not have caught yet. If you feel really inspired by my characters and you feel like making your own, do not look directly at my character whilst doing so because most likely, you will end up sketching my character. So a few hours ago I decided to draw my character Landon and I posted him on tumblr. I also wanted to check up on my watchers and shit and BOOM someone decided to also draw my character LanArt Theft2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mystichuntress's Japanese Exercises: 1As promised, here is the first exercise for Japanese!Mystichuntress's Japanese Exercises: 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know where everyone is at and how much vocabulary you know, so if there's something you don'd understand, please ask. I have a variety of questions here, so this is just a tester. If it's too hard, or too easy, or what not, comments are appreciated.
The structures required for these questions should have been covered in previous lessons, so check them before asking me.
I would appreciate it if you can use hiragana when giving your answers. Whether you choose to post the answers as a comment to this journal or write them down on a piece of paper until I upload the next exercise is up to you.
Each exercise will be submitted as a journal. This way, I can link the exercises and answers to each other more easily than having to search for the appropriate lesson the questions correspond to.
Don't be discouraged if you still cannot read hiragana or you don'd know the answers. Just tell me and I'll create some easier questions.