Welcome to Comic-Con! We want to sponsor you!Welcome to Comic-Con, your home for all news related to deviantART's involvement in Comic-Con International: San Diego. If you're a comic artist or an appreciator of the comic arts, we invite you to join our group to get the latest updates about this incredible event. But first, we'd like to start off with exciting news!Welcome to Comic-Con! We want to sponsor you!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As part of deviantART’s sponsorship of Artists’ Alley at Comic-Con International: San Diego, we will be providing two scholarships to emerging artists — one web-based comic artist and one traditionally-based comic artist — who will be guests of deviantART at Comic-Con. The chosen artists will spend two days at Comic-Con, where they will be able to cruise the convention floor, attend panels, and be introduced by Comic-Con to prominent artists in the industry, with a chance to pick their brains and gain artistic inspiration right from the source.
The recipients will each receive:
Airfare for a two-day t
Manga Muscle GirlsWelcome to Manga no Kinniku Musume (漫画の筋肉娘) or Manga Muscle Girls for those that prefer English.Manga Muscle Girls5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Have you ever wanted a place where you could easily find muscle girls in manga? I've been frustrated that I couldn't find one out on the interwebs. Then I realized that I should put one together: Manga Muscle Girls! I'll focus mainly on works that are published and available in Japanese and US bookstores for now, but I may branch out into doujinshi and other related works from time to time. Bookmark this journal entry, or better yet, add me to your watchlist. That way, you'll receive notifications when this page changes. My goal is to make this list as complete as possible. Drop me a note if you have something y
My everyday Sketchup pluginsArtisan - subdivision http://artisan4sketchup.com/My everyday Sketchup plugins6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Vertex tools - editable vertex points http://www.thomthom.net/software/vertex_tools/
Vray - renderer
Joint Push Pull
Tools on Surface
More plugins - https://extensions.sketchup.com/
An Explanation (Through Story)Somewhere in Russia, present dayAn Explanation (Through Story)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
The short, elderly domovoi wrung his hands together nervously as he approached the great feasting hall. Sweat beaded and dripped down his brow almost as quickly as he moped it up with his worn handkerchief. The news was not good, no not at all, and he knew that the Little Grandmother would be furious when he told her what he knew. His tail swished back and forth beneath his plain, kimono-like garment. She had been so busy rejoicing and making plans...he had not seen her this happy in such a long time and now he had to dash it all apart. His long mustache bristled at the prospect. The house servant stopped a few inches from the heavy wooden door and stared at it. He could hear her inside, laughing and cracking open the sweet knuckle-bones of the children to suck out the delicious marrow. So good was her mood that she had gathered up a dozen of them from the nearby villages and dine with, something she had
Young Justice Ship NamesI have a Tumblr now. Haven't really done much with it because I need to figure out how things work, but I thought I'd mention it.Young Justice Ship Names2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, Young Justice is taking up a lot of my brain power right now, and one thing I find particularly entertaining is all the weird ship names. Just for fun, I thought I'd try to make a comprehensive collection. Tell me if there are any that I'm missing. (Note that I'm basing these on what I've actually seen people use, as opposed to making up ones that I think makes sense.)
Established Ship Names
AquaRocket: Kaldur/Raquel (see also Torpedo)
Baby Magic: Klarion/Zatanna
BirdFlash: Dick/Wally (see also Freshness)
Bluepulse: Jaime/Bart (see also SpeedBuggy)
Freshness: Dick/Wally (see also BirdFlash)
Blood VixenIn my lantern lit chambers I quietly sleep,Blood Vixen3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My eye lids weigh like Iron, my slumber is deep,
Voices of the tempting vixen slowly begins to creep,
My steady peace and composure I fight to keep.
Feeling her presents as I try to walk away,
Her calls are like curses I attempt to evade.
Darkness becomes her shadow that begins to surround,
She then stands before me, gently ascending from the ground.
Those Grasping vixen eyes that begin to render,
Her blood red hair burning every ember,
Hypnotized by her will, possessed by her mind,
Her melody is a prison of words, which are truly divine.
Shackled by her embrace, we now stand face to face,
My weakened heart begins to race; it brutally beats at a frantic pace.
Before I am broken and my soul is enslaved
My will shattered her concentration, I make my escape.
As I walk the hollow ground; her darkness stalks me.
It slowly taunts me with a mellow sound.
My careless foot steps sink into graves shallow ground.
My frantic paces then carry my distance
RoF Feature: To Battle the HordeRoF Feature: To Battle the Horde1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
To Battle the Horde
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Cronicas RPGby caiomm
Flesh and Willby bayardwu
Crooked Ocean Goblinby Cynic-pavel
Swamp Raidby MrDream
Marvel Fans Costume Redesign Contest Launch!Greetings, True Believers, and welcome to the Marvel Fans Costume Redesign Challenge! This a contest open to all members of the Marvel Fans groups (except for the staff of the group; contributers, co-founders etc.) and the idea is that each participating member comes up with a fresh, new and exciting cosutme design for a Marvel hero or Villain, draws it and submits it. When all the submissions are in, a winner will be chosen by an impartial voting system and they will win the prize pot! Sounds like your bag? If so, allow Mr. Thor to run down the rules of entry:Marvel Fans Costume Redesign Contest Launch!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Verily it must be so that all entries are of Marvel kin. All entries featuring characters from other companies shall be excluded anon!
2. Each brother or sister of the fellowship of the contest may submit only one redesign of one character. Any attempt to break this hallowed rule shall result in the offending cur be
A new video from Joe-MaccerI hope you enjoy. :iconrelaxeddanceplz:A new video from Joe-Maccer7 months ago in Personal More Like This
JoseyWhat does one say?Josey3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What does one do?
A few days ago we lost a friend. A good friend to some, a best friend to others. His name wasJoseph. His name was it was Joseph, it was Joe, it was Josey, it was kitten, it was irrelevant. For the names never did really matter, as much as the wonderful person who used them.
Josey was a sweet, kind person. He was talented, friendly, and smart. He was warm and he was brave. He was a gamer, a car enthusiast, someone who each day learned a little bit more about himself, and was more than happy to share it with the world. He was there to help. To be a shoulder, to rally support, or to share his knowledge to help others.
He loved and was loved.
A few days ago we lost a friend. His life was taken. He was robbed of it, unfairly. Fate is cruel, make no mistake. For the lives it consumes. He had everything ahead of him. EVERYTHING. EVERY GOD DAMN FUCKING THING.
And some monster in a car cut that life short.
My sadness knows no bound, and
Awesome Stock Week: Feature No. 1Awesome Stock Week: Feature No. 111 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fire Sword in Cave by aliceinflames Raindrops Texture. by galaxiesanddust arena_8 by abelgalois Warps the sunlight by ExposeTheBeauty
Tiger Swimming Head On by HKstock
James Bond et Lady Fatale 4 by inferno-sensus
Rope Pack - Collab with `mjranum-stock by SenshiStock
Learning to draw with Loomis: art book featureIf you want to become a better artist and you find that your own "How to draw" books, or the tutorials on the internet are lacking in scope, then this article is for you. I'm going to talk to you about some of the best books on making art that have ever been written - and that's not an exaggeration.Learning to draw with Loomis: art book feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These books were written around the WWII-era by a man called William Andrew Loomis. He was a very accomplished and widely published artist at the time, but what he's currently more well-known for is a series of art books he created during that time. These books have stood the test of time and their contents are still commonly used and recommended to art students of a wide range of skill levels, and if you're looking to improve your drawing skills, particulary faces and the human body, these books are a good place to start.
The major strength of his books is that they're not a step-by-step guide or tutorial on how to draw a specific picture, portrait or pose. Many art books fall into this ca
just a general faq on printed sunstonejust want to have a journal to link to people who are curios as i just lack the time to answer everybodyjust a general faq on printed sunstone1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1 yes sunstone will be sold in printed forrm as a series of books
2 each chapter will be 1 comic issue
3 i am currently finalizing printing arrangements
4 printed versions will feature improved art and writing, by art i mean obvious tweaks in anatomy , inking and so on, by writing i mean streamlined while keeping true to the material and at times better worded... with less typos....
I DIDN'T SAY NO TYPOS!
5 SUNSTONE WILL GENERALLY HAVE ABOUT 22 CHAPTERS
6 you might say it will be a sort of a 4 big parts to the story
first is the story of ally and lisa to a certain point, called sunstone
second is a story of alan and anne which will last about till chapter 12. ally and lisa will very much be featured in it vbut the focus will be shifted. subtitle of this one will be mercy
third will be about marion and james subtitled...not sure yet XD
My favorite ART suppliesI get asked a lot what pens and pencils I use. So I thought I'd post an updated list of my favorites. I'm a big fan of trying new things, I'm always buying lots of different pens to try out and in my search for the best tools to use for creating comics Ive found these to work the best for my needs.My favorite ART supplies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My number one question that others ask me is "What do you ink with?"
I use Kuretake brush pens. Here's a link to a sable hair brush pen that I love, it's the closest thing to a real brush I've used. It is pricey though. http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-40-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Sable-Hair-Refill/pd/3958
The less expensive version is the synthetic hair, http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-13-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Red-Body/pd/2661 this brush pen is similar to a Pentel brush pen. http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Pocket-Brush-Pen-for-Calligraphy/pd/1793
The cool thing about these Kuretake brush pens is the refill cartridges have nice ink in them that I use, but if you find you don't like the
Victorian circus Harley cosplay by Lady Integra!I'm always excited to see cosplay of my costume designs, and this version of my Victorian circus Harley Quinn by Lady-I-Hellsing is no exception- totally blown away by how gorgeous she looks. GO FORTH AND FAVOURITE. <3Victorian circus Harley cosplay by Lady Integra!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
ARTGERMINATION - My Digital Art ChatroomARTGERMINATION - My Digital Art Chatroom3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many people has asked me about the rationale behind my nickname - Artgerm in many occasions. To me it is more than just a nick, it is actually my mission statement in my art journey, which I would like to see people get "infected" by my works and inspire them to create art. I've been drawing for the past 20 years, in which 16 years in digital medium. Art has already been part of my life long time ago - it is my passion, my profession and my life. Although majority of my time has been devoted to the commercial projects and my family and leave me very little time to impart my art knowledge to others outside of my studio, my mission statement has never and will never change.
As a result, I've decided to setup a deviantArt chatroom recently called Artgermination for all digital art discussions, which I put in a good amount of my time daily to interact with other dA members, sharing with them my journey in art and con
Lei's New Toy - A Lift and Carry ComicOK... This time, i tried to do something different: a Lift & Carry story in comic style, using DoA Characters Lei, Jann and Hitomi. This is my first (and last) work made using this style... oh, and i don't speak english very well, so i apologize if i made mistakes writing.Lei's New Toy - A Lift and Carry Comic4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Title - "Lei's New Toy"
It's 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon, and our hero Jann Lee is smoking a cigarette... everything looks so quiet and peaceful to him...
'Til a scream wakes him up from his extasy status.
Lei - "WOW"
It was Lei, the girl who always stalks him, that screamed loud after seeing Jann's new bike!
Lei - "Oh my God! Your new bike is awesome, will you let me ride on it? I bet you can run soooo fast!"
Jann - "Don't be silly... a little girl like you can't handle a monster like this!"
Lei - "Hey! I may be little, but i have the strenght of twelve men, don't understimate me."
WATCHERS TOPLISTMost Watchers (on 1/12/2015)WATCHERS TOPLIST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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25) 092174 watchers: elsevilla
26) 091733 watchers: ZeroNis
27) 091001 watchers: Hellobaby
28) 090301 w
Mutiple Thefts of deviantART Stock Models: UpdatedCurrent Update, Feb 9: It seems that the artworks created with the DA stock models have been taken down from all sites. This is good news! I hope the artist will be in touch with the models they have used. It seems possible through what I've heard from these models in their research that this artist may have found these images on a 'free stock' site. Please be aware of any site that is set up with a huge variety of fabulous, high quality images for commercial use, for free. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.Mutiple Thefts of deviantART Stock Models: Updated2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
An Italian artist has been using stock images from DA's portrait models as the source of her professional work without notifying the models or crediting them. In most cases, these models do not allow commercial use of their stock without permission.
Here is a list of models discovered to have been used so far.
History of Roman typefacesHistory of Roman typefacesHistory of Roman typefaces2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Typefaces are our instruments to construct words and sentences. Of course this very article couldn’t be written without type other than writing by hand and scanning it in, but I wouldn’t know how to save the file or how to access the website to upload it to if I had no access to typefaces. Of course I don’t have to say where type can be found; it’s absolutely everywhere. However, most people don’t consider where typefaces come from. Most of my life and even the first 5 years or so of my design career I was absolutely ignorant of where typefaces came from. I mean, they were just "there" on the computer and I never considered someone actually had to make typefaces for us to use—letter by letter. In this article I will discuss the history of Roman typefaces; how it progressed during the ages, how each style can be recognized and how to select typefaces consciously and logically r
Tags are the new KeywordsKeywords on deviations were built to be an important tool to help discover artwork. But as deviantART grows and strives to create new ways to discover great content, we’ve found that keywords as we currently use them have become underutilized. We think we can do better -- and can make a better experience for the community -- by making some changes.Tags are the new Keywords8 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
In the coming month, keywords will transition into tags, and we’ll be improving the way they work. Tags will better surface artwork, allow deviants to form communities around topics, make it easier to find other artists and art appreciators, and increase discoverability.
For example, if you're a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles it can be difficult to know what to search for: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ninja Turtles, TMNT, Donatello, etc. Public tags provide visibility to see how others are tagging their deviations, which will allow you to align your behavior to the norm, or ch
What Superheroes Should Today's Tech Inspire?What Superheroes Should Today's Tech Inspire?3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Should Today's Technologies Inspire?
We got to interview a visionary futurist with an eye on technology about what would inspire today's comic book writers to create our next superheroes with knowledge of real technological and scientific advancement.
You never know when it’s going to happen – that otherwise quotidian moment when you suddenly realize your entire thought process has just been tripped up and cast down a cerebral rabbit-hole destination unknown. Little did I know that what began as a typically pleasurable lunch with spyed and makepictures during the San Diego Comic-Con last year would morph into a mind-expanding mental wormhole voyage to the future courtesy of another guest at our table, JordanGreenhall, known to me only as the co-founder