New contest? Yes! Event-tan, GO!Wow guys!New contest? Yes! Event-tan, GO!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After the overwhelmingly positive response I've gotten yesterday on the question of the event-tan contest, I just couldn't help but make this official ASAP! So here it is! Officially announcing the winter 2012-2013 event-tan contest!
So, here's the rules: If you've got an idea... GO FOR IT! If you have any doubts about if your idea would be accepted or not, just ask here, and I'll be glad to tell you if it's ok or not.
So, first off... what IS an event-tan? Well, remember our object-tan contest from last summer? (If not, check out the old blog posts, and the submission folder.) Well, same concept, except this time, instead of anthropomorphizing objects, we're doing the same thing to events.
Now that we've cleared THAT out of the way... what IS an event? Well, quite simply, a little bit of anything. It can be Christmas or new year's, it can be the holidays in general, it can be birthdays, first kiss, the Mayan apocalypse (or just the apocalypse in general even), the winter sol
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:
PAINT MY OC contestAnd the contest is finally open. This is the second contest hosted by us and this time the theme of the contest is about our original characters. This contest is for digital and traditional art only. At the end 6 WINNERS will be selected who'll get a lot of great prizes. For more info read the rest of the article. And please add this journal to your favorites, so more people will be informed about this contest. Thank you.PAINT MY OC contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
P.S. At the end we'll randomly select 10 people who faved this journal and they'll get a huge feature in our journal. And one lucky person will even get points (400 ). Good luck to all participants.
Here's a list of the prizes the winners will get at the end of the contest. There will be 6 WINNERS, that means that there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each category. We listed the prizes only once, because winners of the first category will get exactly the same prizes as winners of the second category (if it says that winner of 1st p
Resources For Artists: Colour Scheme ToolsColour Scheme ToolsResources For Artists: Colour Scheme Tools2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So I have been thinking of doing a few articles apart from feature articles to link some useful resources for artists and this is the first one of these. While this is a mini one, it's helped me a lot on several occassions.
Sometimes it gets confusing to decide which colours to choose. "'Should I go with a turquoise and a gold for the face? What about the room? I was going for a chic cool modern palette which is minimalistic!" Surely, a lot of us have gone through those decisive moments. Below are some colour scheme tools that would help you with your colour scheme choices. Click the titles or the links in asterisk to go to the following sites.
A big resource community for colour palettes*, user named
Cubebrush.com September CompetitionHello! Our monthly competition just wrapped up and another one will be announced later today. For now, check out the amazing entries who placed at the top, some incredible art in there!!Cubebrush.com September Competition7 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you feel like you could do better, then join us for October! OhohoHHhh
September Competition Results
In case you missed it, here is a tutorial on how to draw feet:
The Ultimate Zelda Plz Account List Ocarina of TimeThe Ultimate Zelda Plz Account List3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like Zelda Plz Accounts? Check out our group: :iconZelda-AccountPlz:
Ocarina of Time
''Man Of Steel'' Painting Tutorial Complete!Good morning, my business disciples!''Man Of Steel'' Painting Tutorial Complete!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the last couple of weeks, I have been working very hard with PsdTuts+ to bring you an awesome and detailed tutorial on painting a kick ass "Man Of Steel" fan art piece! I am happy to say it is all done and good, and I am even more happy to share it with all of you!
Video Process Preview:
[Bullet; Red][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Red][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Red][Bullet; Blue]
aka; Business Dog
The 3rd Annual Holiday Plushie Giveaway! WINNER!THE WINNER IS :iconEllaKey:!The 3rd Annual Holiday Plushie Giveaway! WINNER!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The First runner up, getting one dango pair is.... barbels!
The Second runner up, getting a chibi drawing is.... RAMScrosswalker
CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNER! AND MERRY CHRISTMAS/HAPPY WHATEVER TO ALL! SEE YOU ALL AGAIN NEXT YEAR!
You can see all 1614 entries on THE SPREADSHEET.
What was the Holiday Plushie Giveaway?! It's that time of year when I say "THANK YOU" to my watchers, supporters, friends, and random people on the internet by giving them a chance to win a plush of (almost) any character they want!
Here's how it worked:
People replied to this journal ONCE with any comment to enter into the drawing.
They could watch me here on deviantART , like me on F
death vigil 3 coming out next week...meanwhile XDaaas you can see i am working on issue 4 XDdeath vigil 3 coming out next week...meanwhile XD8 months ago in Personal More Like This
behold my weirdass method!
4Inspiration 01There are two things that I love - making art and inspiring others, so I decided to make new & weekly journal posts with resources, inspirations and helpful links.4Inspiration 011 year ago in Personal More Like This
(also 10 points for a random lucky reader who faves this journal)
1.To read - "The Perfect Bait" by Bobby Chiu :iconimaginism:
"The Perfect Bait" is a book about finding your natural style and creating demand as a creative artist. Very useful, with lots of great and insightful tips. It's available to listen as an audiobook for free while he (the author) draws awesome things in his wonderful youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?vabtMxQzbzE
2.To listen - Podcasts by Chris Oatley :iconchrisoatley:
Creative artcast episodes and interviews by an incredibly inspiring artist who recently transitioned from his role as a full-time Character Designer and Visual Development Artist at DisneyToon Studios to devote his work (and much of his
Art tipsCopypasted from some random deviation (I forgot which) someone asked me for drawing tipsArt tips1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Working in SAI
- Alt+spacebar+dragging the cursor will rotate your canvas.
- Hold the spacebar and drag your cursor to move around the canvas
- Hold Ctrl+Alt, and you can change your brush size without having to go back to the brush panel
- If you go to View > New (It's on the top menu) and you can have another instance of your file open (Example)
- If you click a layer thumbnail and hold Shift, and it will select everything on that layer.
- Layer clipping! Color in all your bases, and then keep all the messy shading on a separate layer and click the "clipping group" option, and it will all neatly erase it self outside the lines
- Press H to flip your image. This makes it easier to weed out mistakes.
- It makes your life a lot easier if you organize your layers into folders!!!
For actual painting tips
- Try to keep shading subtle! Don't go
Unused SenshiStock: PART 2You guys had a lot of fun with the last batch of "unused" stock, let's see what gems we can find in this one!Unused SenshiStock: PART 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sailor Coat 1 by SenshiStockSailor Iron 1 by SenshiStockSailor Iron 2 by SenshiStockSailor Iron 3 by SenshiStockSailor Leaning 1 by SenshiStockSailor Leaning 3 by SenshiStockSailor Time 1 by SenshiStockSailor Time 2 by SenshiStockSailor Time 3 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 106 by SenshiStockItchy Foot Pose by SenshiStockSailor Track 1 by SenshiStockSailor Sword 15 by SenshiStockSailor Back 12 by SenshiStockSailor Moon 5 by SenshiStockSailor Moon 6 by SenshiStockSailor Skater 2 by SenshiStockSailor Skater 3 by SenshiStockSailor Skater 4 by SenshiStockSailor Crutches 1 by SenshiStockSailor Crutches 2 by SenshiStockSailor Crutches 3 by SenshiStockSailor Crutches 4 by SenshiStockSailor Rock Star 4 by SenshiStockSailor Rock Star 5 by SenshiStockSailor Playtime 2 by SenshiStockSailor Playtime 3 by SenshiStockSailor Playtime 4 by SenshiStockSailor Sleepy 2 by SenshiStockSailor Sleepy 4 by SenshiStockSailor Sleepy 5 by SenshiStockSailor Sandbox 1 by SenshiStockSailor Shower 2 by SenshiStockSailor Wii 1 by SenshiStockSailor Wii 2 by SenshiStockSailor Wii 3 by SenshiStockSailor Purse 5 by SenshiStockSailor Photographer 1 by SenshiStockSailor Photographer 3 by SenshiStockSailor Cellphone 2 by SenshiStockSailor Mercury 3 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 126 by SenshiStockSailor Fight 29 by SenshiStockSailor Summoner 2 by SenshiStockSailor Summoner 5 by SenshiStockSailor Summoner 7 by SenshiStock
Notes: Some of this stock may have actually
Commissions (Closed)I accept both paypal and points with a conversion of $1 = 100Commissions (Closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Type 1: $9 ($12 animated)
Connected: $13 ($16 animated)
Type 2: $3 ($6 for nonstandard animation)
Aureus by ToothlessEgoBryce by ToothlessEgoMour by ToothlessEgo
The below commissions are very outdated and will be changed.
Headshot: Sketch $7, Colored $10, Painted $15
Fullbody: Sketch $10, Colored $15, Painted $22
I'm also comfortable doing NSFW, but it would affect the price. ( if interested, send me a note)
Mixed Traditional + Digital Portrait: $15
Full Painted Digital Portrait w/ background
This has gone way too far - edit, more.EDIT: Remember Chillsteps? She's still been stealing this WHOLE time, started using my name again, stole from other people, etc - even SINCE I made the last journal. Now she's trying to call me out for stealing from her(which I didn't, all of my pictures were posted LONG before hers?? she is stealing from me). She's also faking her death now, even though she just went to another account(I ALWAYS find her) where she is still stealing peoples' character designs. She won't stop and I really don't know what to do anymore, this has gone on for MONTHS upon months and it's so stressful... I guess this is another warning/PSA about her. I keep getting notes about her accounts and what she's stealing now. It never ends. :\ What can I do about this...? She needs to be stopped.. She blocks anyone who tried to talk to her and hides their comments unless it's me, but as soon as she sees that I know where she is, she runs. SOMETIMES she'll respond to me. She sent a hate note full of swears to :dThis has gone way too far - edit, more.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
kuschelirmel's Stock Use Contest CLOSEDhosted by kuschelirmel-stockkuschelirmel's Stock Use Contest CLOSED7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I haven't had a contest in a while and, well, it's simply time to have one again However, due to my personal time constraints it's not one with lots of judges, instead the only judge will be me.
Thank you all for your entries!
There were a whooping 56 entries making it real difficult to
choose the winners, so please give me a few days
And the Winners are...
Stock Use Co
Commissions WidgetSome of you may aware of the newest released feature by deviantART- that very long awaited widget/module/space for commission on your personal page.Commissions Widget2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is my thought about it, no, actually a serious concern where I posted there- please read it first: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/347788178/2897698997
To add more: in my opinion I am quite disappointed with that new commission module which have quite childlish feeling (devART, IMHO, represents art as entertaiment which is pushing far away from art as a serious profession in our real world /where in effect many people don't take us, full time working artists seriously etc./ besides of Portfolio release where they did a good job. But when money is involved...) and that's pretty much fast-food commission for quick take and out (points, quick modul and price limit).
That addition of the price limit (which is very low) which may suggest to many young people about fixed general idea of price with art into mentality (art has
Korra needs your help, please?I'm sure you're thinking the Avatar Korra character but no, this isn't about her... This is about a beautiful wolfdog whose name is akin --Korra needs your help, please?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Her owner Rurouna has received some dire and incredibly saddening news. Korra has a progressive form of kidney failure which was brought on or caused by a form of cancer which has cause a massive amount of physical health issues already.
Please guys, this isn't just a plea to try and get pity. It is a genuine plea for help, an extension of a hand in need of holding. No pet owner should have to hear the news that their beloved pet, their best friend, is dying... painless or painful, it's still terrible news.
This dog is young too, a year old I believe. It is incredibly, nay, unbelievably gut wrenching to read about this happening to her and her family.
There are other things within this situation that I can't even begin to cover so I will allow you
URGENT. Please help.I just got back from the vets about 10 minutes ago and I'm actually in quite a panic.URGENT. Please help.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
About 3 hours ago at 11pm, mum started yelling for my help and when I went to see what was wrong, I saw my cat sprawled on the floor hissing, spitting and screaming in pain. She had things clinging to her fur, her arm was twisted in a strange position and at first we thought that she might've got something stuck in her paw since she wouldn't let us anywhere near her front right arm.
So upon closer inspection, we realised that something was pretty wrong and rushed her to the emergency vets surgery. They told us that she's in shock right now and she's been dosed with pain killers and nothing can be done until morning, but she'll need to have (several, I imagine) xrays and to find out whether she's fractured, dislocated or broken her arm. Either way, this is going to be very costly to pay for the xrays, to sedate her and to treat her. I know this doesn't sound serious, but..We all know the alternative op
FAQedited as of September 12th, 2013FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is our FAP FAQ! Questions will be added as they are asked. Yep.
Before we get started: If you have ever had an issue with FAP - An admin was rude, you were treated poorly, you think you were not treated fairly, ANYTHING, do NOT hesitate to note M1SANDRY. All issues within the group are treated withh 100% seriousness and we would rather hear about them and attempt to fix our errors vs you never getting a say. Thank you.
How does this work????
Alright, lemme tell you! There is a date listed on the front page where we give you a week to sign up. You sign up by sending a note to the group (during the signup period) with 2-3 requests (preferably references) and we put you on a list. After the week is over, we gather everyone up, put you in a huge journal listing everyone's requests, and then we then randomly assign partners and tell you who you got secretly, through notes. You look on a journal we
Regarding my views on the LGBT communitySo Lately It has come to my attention that there has been some confusion regarding my views on gay rights and the LGBT community. I would like to take the time to type up another journal to clear some things up.Regarding my views on the LGBT community1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am a supporter of the LGBT community, I am a supporter of Gay Rights. I am in no way homophobic, or any variation of the sort.
Some of you may be wondering why i am posting this, it is regarding a mistake that i had made a couple of years ago.
About 4 years ago, i posted a really nasty shout it out, which is in point the central cause of the confusion. It was followed by a journal explaining my views and how i felt at the time, and I had stated that i had considered myself homophobic, as well as making a couple of extremely inappropriate racial comments and opinions.
With a heavy heart, i strongly regret everything that i said, and everything that i did involving that stupid submission that i posted. I was young, and di
[Happy New Years from Finland][Skyward Pig] - [Tumblr] - [You Tube] - [Twitter] - [Cosplay.com][Happy New Years from Finland]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Onward to 2013 my steed!
I would first like to take a moment,
and congratulation everyone for surviving the end of the world.
give yourselves a pat on the back,
2012 was sort of a foggy blur,
it seems like such a long year,
but I can't recall anything 'major' that happened,
so I'm just going to call it a good year and move on, haha.
2013 will be a very different year,
The year of Finland Adventure!
There was a lot of stress leading up to it,
but now that I'm here,
in my little shared flat in Helsinki,
it seems pretty relaxing :'D
I've already meet some awesome people from all over the world,
and we have so many events,
Custom Adopts Complete Rules► ART RULESCustom Adopts Complete Rules3 years ago in Personal More Like This
● You are not allowed to submit work were the base and line art were not created by you. This includes P2U bases, free line art, generators etc. even with approved permission from the artist.
● Using another persons species, even with permission.
● There is zero tolerance for art theft in any form. If a member is found to be submitting stolen or traced work they will be kicked out of the group and possibly blocked.
● You can use brushes on a design as long as they are not abused.
● Super rough or sketchy drawings/lines.
● Poorly scanned or photographed traditional medium art. (digital art is preferred)
► GALLERY RULES
● Do not try to submit free line art, they will be automatically declined.
● We do not accept egg, mystery, palette, free (with exception to raffle/give away and draw to adopt), shared image adoptables, fan based adoptables (sonic, pokemon etc. - not even gijinkas of them), collaboration
Banzaicon 2013 Re-CapFirst off, WOW. Thank you guys so much for the amazing support on my newly opened wig commissions. In less than 24 hours I had filled all of my slots. I am still accepting commissions though! There's just a bit of a lineup. And you never know some people may drop out so I will keep things going as swiftly as I canBanzaicon 2013 Re-Cap2 years ago in Personal More Like This
NOW! On to Banzaicon! This con re-cap is LONGGG OVERDUE! But April was just such a whirlwind month for us.
Banzaicon was even more amazing than it was last year, which was hard to do because last year was PRETTY DAMN AMAZING. This con has one of the best staff that I have encountered at cons. Everyone really truly cares about the quality of the con and the enjoyment of all of the attendees. It blows me away each year when I see their committment and philosophy around Banzaicon. And let's not forget the attendees!!! EVERYONE IS SO WONDERFUL AND SO WELCOMING!!! You guys all make this con as awesome as it is thank you so much for having us! <3
Sakura Con 2013WELL Sakura Con is just around the corner!! 8D I'm really excited that we get to go down to Seattle for Sakura Con this year, because for a while there we were pretty sure that it wasn't going to be possible for us to go at all considering that we have Banzaicon and GCFF/Supanova Expo right after it. But thanks to friends and getting our stuff together we managed to make it work! I can't wait to hang out with our con friends :3 and I also can't wait to meet all the people who have posted that they will be going to SC this year! So many new faces to meet, and so many familiar faces to catch up with 8D I'm looking forward to a nice, chill hang out con. More than likely we will just be hanging around the lobby near the fountains or up around the windows on the fourth floor outside the artist/dealers hall.Sakura Con 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
Friday: Howl (Howl's Moving Castle)
Saturday: Fix it Felix Jr. (Wreck it Ralph)
Sunday: Casual, more than likely, as we'll only be there until ab