How to price your artwork for freelance workFor a while now I have been giving pricing suggestions to artists in the projects forum. I've had many requests and given a lot of advice. It is getting to the point where there is so much demand that I just can't keep up on the reviews, so I thought I might lessen the burden a little and help you learn how to price your own artwork.How to price your artwork for freelance work3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The problem with pricing your own work is that your opinion is not objective. You may think that your art is better or worse than it actually is. This is normal, but to get the best evaluation of your art you should ask for help outside your immediate family and friends. Remember, the project forum is intended for this very purpose. After following all the steps outlined in this article I implore you to make a thread in the project forum asking if your pricing assessment is accurate. For example "Is my art worth $XX USD?" would be an appropriate title for your thread and would hel
Arda inspired movies Storm over Gondolin, a brand new Silmarillion inspired movie in making. Some of you have probably heard of it after seeing chvacher's Gondolin concept art to it http://www.deviantart.com/art/Gondolin-Color-345114364Arda inspired movies4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are homepage and FB fanpage of the project:
I guess it is still in preproduction phase, fingers crossed for coming true
Update - here is the first video blog from the creators:
Update 11 XII 2013 - there will be no Storm over Gondolin, unfortunately The Tolkien Estate has forbidden making it - message form the filmmakers published at the projects fanpage at Facebook:
We come to you today with some sad news. The Tolkien Estate, the legal body which manages the rights to Tolkien’s works, has asked
Art Theme Contest WinnersWe challenged you to create the perfect wall of art, and you responded with some absolutely amazing entries! The judges have selected the 5 winners from the thousands of entries. Check out the winners below.Art Theme Contest Winners4 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Pyres Of Atonementby
Valentine Comp (Closed)Okay I've decided to start my own competition, the theme will be Valentines Day. The comp will run from today the 1st of Jan till Feb 14th Valentines day.Valentine Comp (Closed)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
The competition is a bit cliche but very simple. The rules are that you MUST make a couple pic (kissing or cuddling) featuring at least one of my oc's. The other character can be any oc of your choice,
YOU CAN DRAW BOY X GIRL COUPLES.
Your choices are:
:Anime Girl 143 by renolamoiAnime Girl 77 by renolamoiThanks1000 by renolamoiAnime Girl 79 by renolamoiAnime Girl 89 by renolamoiAnime Girl 103 by renolamoiAnime Girl 100 by renolamoiAnime Girl 157 by renolamoiAnime Girl 87 (100+ Watchers) by renolamoiAnime Girl 111 by renolamoi
Feel free to use any of my existing oc couples, they're girl only couples (due to fact tha
understand a painting study dont just copyThis is purely an observation from my point of view but whenever i see a study or painting based on a masterpiece or a screen plate. The results are almost in every case very good.So this tells me that our ability to copy is quite good and its not really required to be a high level artist.Junior level to mid level ones can pull this off easily too. Everything you need to know is already in the image we are trying to copy so it becomes a recipe for us.understand a painting study dont just copy10 months ago in Personal More Like This
the important thing though is to not "copy" it but to understand it and deconstruct a work method from it.And if you understand that then the work based from your own mind will be alot better.
When i see this kind of work , for me its not the level of detail and accurcy that one puts in the copied artwork that impresses me, but the images based on that learned knowledge afterwards. And to tell you the truth not many people understand this knowledge or are aware of how important it is to understand it.But the interesting phenomenon is that
Character Concept Art ClassCharacter Concept Art Class6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hi guys! I wanted to share my new online skillshare class: Character Concept Art: from thumbnail to final design.
I've teamed up with skillshare to bring you guys a class all about character concept art. There are videos and a complete project guide to guide you through the steps, from initial thumbnails right through to the finished
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 3And now for the dramatic conclusion to the epic trilogy. Heroes will rise, bad habits will fall, in this last chapter we'll discuss how to focus your efforts and learn the most and improve quickly with your studies. If you missed them, click these links for Part One and Part Two. And now for...Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 39 months ago in Personal More Like This
WISDOM NUMBER THREE!!! Work smart and leave your comfort zone. This part is my qualifier for art school, tutorials, and educational resources in general, because they can be good, but only if you make them good. Once you've gotten in to the habit of drawing consistently, it's important to start being mindful of what you're drawing, how you're drawing it, and why you're drawing it. A key ingredient of success is hard work, but if that work isn't purposeful it might not move you
Want to have your art published in an art book?Want to have your art published in an art book?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Get your art published amongst some of the top artists on deviantart such as
:iconchancake:, :icontituslunter:, :iconvmbui:, :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 winner judged separately from the four categories available; green, blue, yellow and red
So what do we have to draw?
Progress for dummiesorProgress for dummies10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Take your art to higher lever in 4 simple steps!
For people who are serious about drawing and want to make career in art! And for me to stop getting questions on how to practice, or how do you get better
Are you stuck and don't know how to carry on making great art?
You just want to draw better?
If an answer to any of these questions is 'yes' then you might find this interesting...
Since the only thing I ever acknowledged myself good at is getting better I decided to share a couple of tricks.
I truly believe it works in every single case.
It's true. You can get out now or shut up and listen and get better.
(oh and do I need to mention that you need to draw a lot to get better?
I didn't draw a lot and still got better because I followed the steps listed below. But yeah, may not work without drawing a lot...)
Step 1. Honesty.
Be aware of your own limitations. They're usually bigger than you really think, despite what people say. I won't be talking about fals
Help?I have made a decision to pursue a new method of income / job due to personal reasons. I would like some of your thoughts on my choice and what I should do based on my abilities and consumer demand.Help?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Long story short, I'm interested in releasing a monthly package of images for a small price [7 images for $7] - the images would be "sexy", but classy in nature?
The package name would be "Kawaii as FFFF" and would feature characters dressed in "lolita/kawaii/kowaii" inspired clothing and lingerie, of all shapes and sizes as I would like the release to promote positive body awareness as it is an important issue to me. There would be an ask blog associated with the release on tumblr. I would also like to call on other artists to "borrow" or feature their characters in the release so long as they do not mind the content and allowing me to make a profit.
There would be a store associated with merchandise, T-shirt and clothing design, prints and accessories (I will be looking for models,
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 1So this has been on my mind a bit lately and I was just struck with the sudden urge to write about it. It's a bit long so I've broken it in to three parts, but if you're a beginning artist I would recommend reading through it, it might just get you aimed in the right direction.Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 19 months ago in Personal More Like This
This started a couple days ago when I was trolling facebook and someone had posted some artwork, and one of the comments was something along the lines of "Nice! What tutorial did you use for this?" which prompted an immediate and violent facedesk on my part. I hear things like this all the time and would like to help dispel some myths about learning art; so after 9 years of drawing and 3 years of hardcore education and study, here's what I've learned about how to get better at art:
WISDOM NUMBER ONE! Getting better demands consistent, hard work. That's it. That's the magical secret that great artists never seem to get to in their tutorials; it's that one pivotal thing that makes the difference between
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 2Here's the continuation of yesterday's journal discussing the importance of hard work. If you missed it, click here!Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 29 months ago in Personal More Like This
In part two I'm gonna talk about one of the biggest roadblocks I hear from artists who are having difficulty getting in to good study habits, so without further ado...
WISDOM NUMBER TWO!! Don't wait for perfect weather and stop making excuses. So often I hear things like "I don't want to waste paper" or "I don't know what to draw" or "I haven't found a good tutorial" or "I don't want to study perspective" or any number of things along those lines. I'll be blunt and just put the answer out there now: get over it. If you want to be an artist, you have to do the work, end of story. And with all the time you've spent thinking, wondering, being uncertain, and searching for that magical art secret of power, you could have filled 10 pages in your sketchbook today and inc
Contest Time: win a wacom tablet! (prizes added)"Contest time is here again, woohooContest Time: win a wacom tablet! (prizes added)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Do you want to win a tablet Wacom Bamboo?"
Yes, I'm having a drawing contest and first prize will be a Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch CTH 460 tablet (second hand but fine,still had guarantee in fact when I got it and used it like 2 times so..), there are also premiums, points, features, etc etc to win. If you already have a tablet but know of someone that would love it, you can enter on their behalf. The tablet will be shipped WORLDWIDE.
(quick explanation: I am visually impaired. A friend of mine gave me her tablet since she had a better one hoping I would somehow manage it even with my wonky eyes. Well I couldn't so if it interest someone..)
And now you wonder, what kind of contest?
(voice of Evan mc Gregor in Moulin Rouge)
"The contest is about... love."
You will find more details in the journal here but the theme is quite simple:
"What would my Ocs and your Ocs (or any other charas)
For Our Inspiration - 3In this feature series I gathered beautiful, inspirational works for you to enjoy, add to your favorite collections and discover wonderful artists from all corners of the dA family!!!For Our Inspiration - 310 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Make sure to visit these artists' galleries, because these are just some of their awesome works!!! Llamas and watches are encouraged!!! ENJOY!!!
King for a Day by JenPenJenCobra Warrior by TestosteronMan
Forest Melody by FrozenTimez
Brave Hare by AnastasiaReddress
Matrix Rain by beokiiMatrix Rain by beokiiMatrix Rain by beokii
Found a Moon by darkmello
I NEED YOUR HELP AGAINST A THIEFROSERIC http://roseric.deviantart.com/ has open a blog http://roseric.centerblog.net/ to stole THOUSANDS Deviant artworks (about 120 000). She don't put any link , don't ask any permission, but arase the signatures, put hers, and invite everybody to use them.I NEED YOUR HELP AGAINST A THIEF1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In spite of all the warnings she get, from me and many other deviants, she didn't stop. She only removed a few pictures.
You may help me in the purpose to obtain the closure of her blog, by contacting the French host: http://www.tigersun.fr/contact and ask him for the closure of the incriminated blog. Here is the mail I sent to him (in French):
"Cette personne http://roseric.centerblog.net/ utilise son blog pour piller des images publiées sous copyright sur http://www.deviantart.com/ Il semblerait que cela concerne la majeure partie sinon toute sa collection. Ainsi qu'en témoignent de nombreux commentaires que j'ai reçu sur DeviantArt, elle n'hésite pas à gommer les signatures, tandis que la sienne appara&
Commissions Thief [UPDATE 29/12/2012 ! READ PLS]What's NewCommissions Thief [UPDATE 29/12/2012 ! READ PLS]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
[IMPORTANT UPDATE 29/12/2012 ] !
now know as :iconcayman90053:
This A..Hole is claiming :iconchris-anyma: to be the scammer, but it's a lie, Chris-Anyma is innocent.
Also read here :
[IMPORTANT UPDATE 20/12/2012 ] !
More infos about this evil scammer update!
The more united and warned we stand against him, the best it will be for all of us !
please Read Here :
:iconcirus8: (deactivated) NEW ALIAS UNKNOWN, IF HE CONTACT YOU, PLEASE TELL US
He/she's using a new account to lure people, but use again the same Bokuman's Scammed Work : http://sta.sh/014t7yqcb27l
Don't be fooled, you'll never get paid!
Thanks :iconMatemo: for the note
Talk About it, share it!
SAY NO TO SCAMMERS
[ Edit at the End]
Welle Well Well.
I'm not used to dramas, but this particular time, i will do one.
First : sorry for my bad english
I will talk about :iconDK950: . As a disclaimer, I will warn that I'll post names images, so if y
BrushesSince the last site was taken down, here is a new link to my brush set!Brushes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Official FB || https://www.facebook.com/pages/U2644-Art/223194584426893
Official CGHub || http://u2644.cghub.com/
Official Site || http://www.u2644.com/
Official Livestream || http://www.livestream.com/u2644
Mermaid Contest (CLOSED)So ... You CAN'T imaginate how difficult it was to make a choice for the result ... All your creations touched me so much, and I really thank you for this and to have taken the time to participate. I'm happy to see you all have been really inspired by the photograph, your works are so creative !! .Mermaid Contest (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But, it's a contest, and in all contest there are winners (here 3, so).
Then, these are the winners, congratulations to all of them ! :iconclaplaplz: :
:iconkawaiistarloveplz: From Behind the Rocks :iconkawaiistarloveplz:
Well, Jade ... You can't imaginate how much your photomanipulation touched me ... This looks like me so much ! It could be exactly the world I have in mind, and how I see me in ... I'm speechless, really, I can't say more than: I'M IN LOVE WITH IT !! And this fluorescent blue eye is really hypnotizing me . As I already
DA Artists vol.4DA Artists vol.42 years ago in Art Features More Like This
WWW:Wake by orthezanoname by straychi1d
Mystic Mia by obsessedkittenA Female Summoner by ChaoyuanXuI g n i t e d by FeohriaHow do I get over there... by kasai
Ataxis Mechanicus by Columbussageflagship weapon by DanteCyberManDark Space by MarkGartVictorious by daRoz
Concept_Art_01 by AnthonyDevineHunting Cave by Spex8420120402 by ZhangxHunt by NatashaDSaville
Sardanapalia. by hybridgothica:thumb293514403::thumb292677648:Mr. Scarecrow by Flobelebelebobele
Forever lost by RichardGeorgeDavis:thumb293662428:dann hab ich mich betrunken an dir by AnjaMillentell me are you OK? by Sophie-Y
magic night by CreamymagiqueDigitalLong Lasting Dream by DeadLulu:thumb293660423:Katya by bebeauty
The Little Mermaid by ipeksenSurreal by FleurDelacourAn Ancient Petticoat by mickwagFishing man 2 by fransiscaeve
Stones Of Imaginations by oO-Rein-OoC R E E P Y by The-Blound.. by MustafaDedeogLuBerburu cahaya by fitrido
INTERESTING - part 50INTERESTING - part 502 years ago in Personal More Like This
Christmas Night. Magic scene with flying Santa by AlexandraFwhite by pinkpigflyingbackground stock262 by Sophie-Y:thumb270149271:Love Nest by FrozenStarRoBiomatic sublimation by Mazhlekov94 by StudioUndertheMoonLa fille aux cheveux rouges by LiliteDPhoto 16 Year 2011 version+ by jeesica:thumb270108671:Loh by ViccolatteGreen #01 by Immy-is-ThinkingBlue poppies and daisies by pledentSeptember Harvest by Astera-Tindian bride by maviboncukSweet Home by LocalzOn the Other Side by JacquelineBarkla:thumb267777518:Black Swan by ljaybElf of Sandwich by HairacNo feelings. I am a machine. by Calicot-ZCDragonfly Gypsy by ShalladdrinBFS: Eulia by ErinaDeep within by JenniSjobergSeeds by InklingofMenaked mind by ako-si-boiAwaiting Wolf by AmBr0Little kitty by lazurebloodSummer days by StrawOnABerryHappy Thanksgiving 2011 :D by RisocaaStrawberry Kiwi by PeppermintRainDecember's Sadness. by andokadesboisMystic Temple by Ian-Plant:thumb247557687:Without You. by MalicieuxxEvanne by cryptfeverView by OviotGiant forest by SedeptraCorellon Larethian's Priestess by ava-angelBran Stark by TeiIkuLittle Bandit by RebeccaBrogdenGreat Fear by Annabella55Rudolph by NatashaHuttonCursed Eye Devon by FeohriaRoly-poly by NanClawTaking a swim by DrobvirksTrail by awropaRiver of Dreams by e2michaHotspark Hatchling by NicholasKayGiraffe by kaytiiRose of the Sky by VanEvil:thumb271970282::thumb2
Why it makes sense that Snape died...Now that I have probably angered a bunch of Snape fans, let me explain.Why it makes sense that Snape died...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I love Snape and his death broke my heart, and of course I wanted him to live! I wanted him to live because I felt he deserved better than dying the way he did, never having a chance to really make his own life, as he was always bound to his dead love, his guilt, mistakes, and his masters.
However when I really think about it in a canon sense, and more detached from my Snape-love, it really makes perfect sense to me that he died and it seems right that he did.
If Snape had survived the war, what sort of life would he have had after? Fanfictions deal with this a lot, and in many varying ways. I love to read about "Snape survived" fanfictions because the possibilities are interesting and endless. Does Snape get away from it all in a quiet cottage in the Orkneys? Does he stay at Hogwarts and take up his old post as Potions Master? Does he spend the rest of his life with effects from Nagini's bite? Does he finally move
Concept Art or Illustration career?Concept Artists are usually used at the beginning of a project, a movie or a video game for instance.Concept Art or Illustration career?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
They are skilled at inventing characters, props, environments (exterior and interior), weapons, vehicles etc.
They are briefed first, and then (depending on the project budget) are expected to sketch/paint a number of rough idea's for the required design.
Once an idea has been chosen (by whoever is in charge of the art design) the artist will be expected to develop the idea into something less rough but with more detail.
Once the person in charge is happy, the design is then given to another artist such as a 3D modeler, a costume designer, a matte painter etc who will then 'build' the design to be used in a movie or video game.
Concept art is not important to the average consumer. Concept art is generally 'disposable' art. Usually it is only specialist artists who purchase concept art books that contain the art from a particular movie or game.
The Concept artist will most likely see hi
I Could Sleep For a Thousand YearsI Could Sleep For a Thousand Years2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am tired, I am weary
Floating In Darkness by Anguis-IX:thumb267526513:
Floating In Darkness by Anguis-IXwhen they come for me by fooythFloating In Darkness by Anguis-IX
:thumb267526513:Floating In Darkness by Anguis-IX:thumb267526513:
I could sleep for a thousand years
and we shall be together by sth22art:thumb215056185:and we shall be together by sth22art
:thumb215056185:102 by ayla-es:thumb215056185:
and we shall be together by sth22art:thumb215056185:and we shall be together by sth22art
A thousand dreams that would awake me
sway by hclay:thumb267620570:sway by hclay
:thumb267620570:Sold My Heart For Stones by anaPhenix:thumb267620570:
sway by hclay:thumb267620570:sway by hclay
Different colors made of tears
Lyrics from "Venus in Furs" by The Velvet Underground.
[Dave Navarro cover]
Caracteristicas V y Feliz 2012I want to thank:iconsilberlocke:for this gift so beautiful!Quiero dar las gracias por este regalo tan hermoso.Caracteristicas V y Feliz 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just got this dedication, thanks !!!!!Acabo de recibir esta dedicatoria,gracias!!!!!!!!!!
Latest features dedicated to all who support me, thanks again!
Ultimas caracteristicas dedicada a todos los que me apoyan,de nuevo gracias!