Tools of the TradeHey guys. I figured I'd go ahead and do a FAQ journal entry. Just a basic list of the tools I'm currently using for my marker work. I have a new tutorial for my markers that I'll post when I'm able to share the art I used for the progress shots. Feel free to fire away with any questions and hopefully, this can be a go to guide for basic info on my tools. I'm not going to talk about oil painting materials as I'm still figuring all that out and I doubt an answer I give today will hold up in the future.Tools of the Trade2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok Here goes...
Markers: Prismacolor Cool and French grey markers. I think "Copic" has become another word for "marker" these days, so it's assumed that I'm using Copics for all of my work, but I actually use Prismacolor for all of my figures and detail work and only use Copic markers for backgrounds. I use to use "Warm" greys but I like the sepia look of French more now. I also occasionally use Copic color markers when I'm doing a full color marker piece. Why do I like Prismacolor markers
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
Request Raffle V! [CLOSED]Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you are all candying it up!Request Raffle V! [CLOSED]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Gaaa, thank you everyone for entering! I never had this many entries before, over double from the last request raffle! ;v; So I will be picking two winners instead of one~
The gods of random.org has decided the winners!
Congrats, guys! I will be contacting you once Halloween is over. Cause...you know....candy coma recovery time....
As for everyone else, thanks again. <33 It will be a while till my next raffle, stick around till then! ;v;
AMG IT'S A REQUEST RAFFLE AGAIN.
I don't know why I am doing this. It's probably cause I only had 4 hours of sleep in these pass 3 days and I'm not thinking straight and I still need to cook dinner for my family. I am an indentured servant to my parents.
OH AND I HAVE A TON OF NEW WATCHERS. Hi!
SO YEAH. THAT.
So I am giving out a free sketch. It will be a while before I do this again, so best test your luck now. I'll randomly pick who it is on H
Request Raffle IV! [CLOSED]Congrats :iconAnaKarin:, :iconDagger735:, and :icongaianbells: for wining the raffle!Request Raffle IV! [CLOSED]3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It may take a bit longer for me to draw this, cause....FINALS ARE UPON ME. Thank you for everyone that entered though. Really. <333
The next request event will probably be a month from now! And it would probably be a livestream. So watch for that~
Ok, so I'm running out of ideas for the sketch-a-day thing. And sometimes I just need a break from my characters. XD SO I'M DOING THIS REQUEST RAFFLE AGAIN! Yaaayy~
I'm offering one sketch request to someone. I'll randomly pick who it is on April 18th. I'm pretty much game to draw anything so go ahead and request!
Here are some examples of sketches:
I can't guarantee a style, it's going to be whatever I feel like for the day!
You can see more example on my gallery or http://mintyfreshmangos.deviantart.com/gallery/34816694
Here is what you do if you want to enter!:
Pony Graffiti MapSomeone asked me today if I could post a map with the location of my graffiti , so here is the link if anyone wants to check it out tooPony Graffiti Map2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Link to Google Maps
Contest ?! or a little giveaway *g*in view of 106 !! watchers, I want to make something like a contest, as a little thank you to all of you.Contest ?! or a little giveaway *g*2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What do you think ? Do you want a contest ?
After I really think about it and I still don´t have a good idea what you could "do" for this contest, I will make it easy. Hey, it´s the first contest, it´s no shame when it´s easy
OK here a Da Rules
1. You have to be my watcher
2. You need to fav this journal
3. Comment this journal with : " DIE Bart DIE" ( yeah, it´s one of the funniest things I remember *g* )
What can you win ?
4 week premium membership ( or alt. 400 points ) , 1 Drawing (in graphite or colored pencil) and a special feature in my journal.
200 points, 1 Drawing (in graphite or colored pencil) and a special feature in my journal.
3rd Place :
1 Drawing (in graphite or colored pencil) and
SMALL CONTEST8D has some points! Super tiny fast contest time to earn some pointstimesauce!.SMALL CONTEST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
DEADLINE is february the 6th
so you dont have much time!
- MAKE me laugh!
- You can sketch! but include colors.
- choose one/some of my animal characters and draw what ever you think will make me laugh.
- Link to animal character folder http://griffsnuff.deviantart.com/gallery/24055808
The entry which makes me laugh the most wins!
There will only be one winner!
1st place winner gets
- One week feature on my page
Entries oh god xD Ilove you people
DLD Suggestion Contest--:devtwilightpoetess: StyleOKAY! It's time for me to host MY FIRST contest!DLD Suggestion Contest--:devtwilightpoetess: Style2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I know that my own DLD suggestions have sort of dropped off quite a bit lately, and I'm sure the other DLD Admins are feeling just as
ignoredunloved as I have been. HERE'S THE DEAL!
Starting August 1st--YES, JUST NINE DAYS!--I will open the contest. You will be required to send ME a DLD suggestion, AS WELL AS sending one suggestion to another DLD Admin of your choice. This contest will run for ONE MONTH (so, from August 1st-September 1st).
FOR EVERY PAIR of suggestions you send in--so that means your suggestion to me PLUS your suggestion to another DLD Admin--you will be given a tally (or point, if you will). Whoever has the most points at the end will win! There will be a first, second, and third place for this--and maybe one or two honorable mentions depending on how things go.
When sending your DLD suggestions in, PLEASE INCLUDE the following:
I am particip
Contest detailsCheck this 1500 points give way:http://koffeelam.deviantart.com/journal/I-m-hosting-a-1500-points-GIVEAWAY-353854846Contest details2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This time, i'll explain the contest rules in a better way.
1- The contest is in a nut shell, you must create a villain character for my medieval fantasy comic series called The Blood Story.
You can make from one, to three different characters as entries for the contest.
2- The character's description must have this important features:
- position: general
- Date of birth ( day and month )
- Relationship with
- Favorite place
- Object in relation
- Full name
- History ( the character's history MUST be related to my main villain OC YUSAR )
3- the character design:
- Can't be fully human
- Must look evil
- Must be medieval looking
- Can be Digital/traditional made
- No need of coloring
4- The contest end line will be in March 8th.
5- The reward will be: all the points i have in myndonation pool, so if
Free Giveaway (points + doodle) (UPDATED AGAIN!)*edit* *edit* doodle giveaway is now closed everybody! am now going through all the comments that want one and adding to my to do list ^^Free Giveaway (points + doodle) (UPDATED AGAIN!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*edit* have given away all the points, guess you'll just have to wait until the next giveaway, i'm still accepting doodle requests though ^^
Hi everyone! Guess what? little old me is doing a giveaway.
I have 117 points to give away so the first 117 people to favourite this journal and comment with the word "points" each get a point.
By the way if you want more point giveaways in the future some donations wouldn't go amiss, just donate to the donation pool on my page if you want to
Anyways, onto the next part of the giveaway:
I fancy doing some free doodles for you guys and actually of you guys in fact, kinda like my ID. The rules for this are:
.you must send me a link to a full size photo of yourself .in the photo you must be wea
Apple RantI generally like Apple products. I was a long time hater of all things MAC back when I used Windows and knew nothing else, but since getting my own MAC I've come to really appreciate them. I've even drawn parodies of the MAC vs PC war, which unfortunately had the effect of pissing off people who still think it's a war that actually means anything (Seriously, if you genuinely get angry or worked up over the finer points of the Mac vs PC debate... grow up. That's like fighting the Nintendo vs Sega debate unironically 20 years after the fact).Apple Rant2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But while I love my computer and my Apple products... they've been doing a lot of stuff to piss me off lately... Allow me to explain my frustrations.
I generally use my iPhone 4S to watch movies. I like having playlists made up of movies so I can have stuff running in the background when I'm working. I also have a cable that connects my iPhone to my TV, allowing me to play those movies up on the big screen. This is useful at conventions because I ca
Juicefast is officially over!10 days ago, I decided to go on a juice fast that was going to last 10 days. Eating nothing else but juice. I did consume some vegetables and fruit aswell now here and there. But mostly juice.Juicefast is officially over!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I FEEL SO good and healthy.
I lost probably around 10 pounds.
No headaches or stomac pains, which I usually have now and then.
SO MUCH MORE ENERGY
my skin looks a lot healthier.
I can consume vegetables/fruits I hate which is good for me by just mixing them with other stuff. Brilliant!
SO much waste of fruit/vegetable meat, and always having to clean the juicer every time. But thats it.
>8D IT FELT SO GOOD EATING A SANDWHICH TODAY NOW THAT IVE DONE and been drinking nothing but fruit and veggies for 10 days.
I will keep making juice, and as a lover of juice before I got the juicer, im happy to stop buying processed nonnutrientfilled juice and change
Awesome artworks!Some of my recent faves I think these are awesome!!Awesome artworks!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
the pitcher by turningshadowHer Strange Pilgrim by ForlornExistence:thumb129510013::thumb152846495:Ode to Autumn by eajnamoody sky by 12x07looking for by M0THartFeel Like Fading Away by pacificdreamsI feel you.. by NOUF7Coy by PinkParasolthe Castle by Hamsterflygirl by sharandulakoi by tanya-and-coffeeAutumn stories by lieveheersbeestjeCold morning by HKoubCunningham by Adam-NowakSacred Waters by jialuredhead by turningshadowbottle and apple by turningshadowcup and tangerine by turningshadowlily and plum by turningshadowcharcoal face by derekjonesoh simple thing by illusionalitycotton candy by illusionalityGentle and Free by AnnimouseSymphony by EliseEnchantedGreen V by sa-coolDim light II by sa-coolLeaf II by sa-cool
Vesper Facility Character Design Contest - CLOSED!My partner EvilInstinct and I are holding a character design contest, and everyone who enters will receive a little something so long as their submission adheres to the rules.Vesper Facility Character Design Contest - CLOSED!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please read all of the contest information FULLY if you would like to participate, and feel free to ask questions if something needs clarification!
Create a character that might live in the Vesper Facility, the world in which Pull Down Heaven and Soldier are set.
Perhaps your character is a tamarin who makes his living fishing tilapia in the expansive tanks of a huge hydroponics farm. Or perhaps a rat priest who dons a mask to conceal her identity from demons. Or perhaps a drunk mink who hunts in the deep, wet bilges for mollusks to trade to the macaques for algae wine. The possibilities are endless!
Characters must be created specifically for this contest.
Entries must be submitted to DeviantArt between the time that the contest is announced (i.e., now
DeviantART Compliments #9dA ComplimentsDeviantART Compliments #92 years ago in Personal More Like This
25 more compliments sent in by wonderful deviants in the community!
Penis-Jam is someone who I've been secretly admiring- wait, no, not in that sense. plus shes already taken I admire her strength as an individual- she deals with some nasty problems in real life and yet, she is still a wonderful and supportive friend. Oh, and I do love admire her anatomy and traditional art skills too!
Astrikos is a total sweetheart. She's very, very active and always involved in the community! Always spreading the word, giving helpful critique, and being supportive, she is the epitome of true community spirit. Her photography is excellent, and she's a really lovely person to talk to.
Rising-Artists is a wonderful group that really kick started me into trying to get more involved in the community. I love being an administrator there, and I love all the ideas my fellow administ
News, FeaturesI must apologize, my fellow deviants for my lack of activity the past few days. I have been swamped in messages (over 700 of them since Friday) and have been frantically working through them all. In other news, I have become thoroughly obsessed with MeruPuri (I honestly thought it was gonna be a load of cheese, but I love it) and am in love with AramNews, Features2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And now for some belated and well-deserved features!
by :icon96-Me-Hatter-10: Sakura (cherry blossoms).
by :iconAeroModo: and :iconTARDIS-blue: An amazing collaboration between two masterful poets.
by :iconbabyfairyblue: Dreamy
by :iconBlackSheepVampire: I love this one so much, you have to read to see why
and by :iconForestoFairies: (I couldn't choose!)
by :iconGrandeurOfIllusion: Inspirations spark friendships!
by :iconHelloItsJudy: I love this painting, it just draws you in.
Something EPIC this way comes... Check out the updated prize list! There's lots to win, and we welcome even more prize donations! Prize donors are free to enter the contest as well. There is also room for two more volunteer judges, should our official judges not be able to judge for the contest. There is no more room for judges at the moment! We will let you know if one of our judges steps down and a position is open.Something EPIC this way comes...2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
On May 1st, Elocutionists will be announcing its first contest in conjunction with CRLiterature. To make it as EPIC as ever, we at Elocutionists are asking for prize donations from deviants like you to help reward those who participate.
But what is this contest?
I can't tell you just yet!
—but here is what I can tell you:
Watch CRLiterature and Elocutionists for an announcement May 1st.
The contest will be held throughout the month of May.
There will be some unique prizes up for grabs.
A Call to Conversation (21)--:devred-rat-writer:Welcome to the 21st article focusing on featuring and getting to know the deviants behind the work! This series will be posted every Wednesday. If you have a deviant you'd like to see included, please send TwilightPoetess a note with the subject "Call to Conversation"--make sure to include the deviant's name as well as a reason you think they'd make a good interview subject! Also, feel free to send along a question or two you'd like to have answered by them!A Call to Conversation (21)--:devred-rat-writer:2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This week's featured deviant is Red-Rat-Writer!
Hailing from Texas in the USA, Red-Rat-Writer began their love affair with writing when they were in middle school. With a penchant for word-play and rhyme schemes, this deviant's varied, colorful gallery should be a top priority to those looking for a multi-talented artist to watch, admire, and get to know.
What's the story behind your unique username?
It's a reference to an essay I wrot
Project Porkchop Vol. 357Project Porkchop Vol. 3571 month ago in Art Features More Like This
About Project Porkchop
The DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.
So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!
Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
There's a spine on my front lawn.Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like.There's a spine on my front lawn.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not really positive what normal protocol is for finding skeletal remains on your property. I can't say I've ever sat down on a rainy day and been like.. "Hm.. kind of humid today. I should probably read up on what to do in event of bones showing up on my front lawn."
And you know, it wouldn't even be a HUGE issue if it was, say, a femur. Even an ulna! I'd just assume a cartoon dog moved in next door and, at most, I'd have to chide him for his slovenly habits. (After the inevitable half hour of wacky hijinx, of course.)
But no. It's a spine. Or at least, part of a spine. A particularly large hunk of spine. HOW DOES SOMEONE MISPLACE THAT. Especially so neatly detached from everything else.
Actually, it's occurring to me, I should probably take a picture of this, because I can already feel the wave of 'pix or it didn't happen' responses. And you are entirely in the right to ask this. I'm sending Zombiesmile out now to snap a ph
Minicontest! 5 colors only!I was about to sleep and came up with a contest idea, so Im typing it down before I go to bed!Minicontest! 5 colors only!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please do not join my contests if you are a sore loser and will complain if you do not win! I am getting very tired of seeing people complain and hate themselves for not getting a placement, I dislike people fishing for symapthy. There are a lot of people entering my contests and not everyone can win. I like to give out high prices which means less places. Drawing should be fun and not just to earn some prizes. Thank you!
5 color contest
Be sure to read all the rules!!
Read the comments to see if a question you migth have is already answered
You can only use 5 colors (this includes black and white)
Choose one of my animal characters http://griffsnuff.deviantart.com/gallery/24055808
one character per picture, you can enter as many times as you want.
If the character you choose have more than 5 colors,
WIN a copy of my book!I am holding an art contest where you can win a free digital version of my book, for IPAD or PDF.WIN a copy of my book!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This contest is fan art based and it can be a basic sketch or a full blown colored piece of art!
- Draw a picture of two of your favorite game characters in a clash together!
- Use your imagination and think about what characters would make the most epic battle together.
- It can be as gritty and bloody as you like.
- I will make judging public through Facebook, the most 'likes' wins!
- Send your picture to my Facebook fan page, in a message ( http://www.facebook.com/PatrickBrownArt )
- There can only be one winner, no runner-ups. Bigger contests will be held in the future.
- Final artworks need to sent to me by Saturday, January 12. I'll make a gallery on my Facebook fan page for public viewing, whoever receives the most 'likes' in 24 hours of the gallery post WINS!
And don't forget, you can buy the print version of my book h
XBOne... fixed.To everyone who says picking on Microsoft for their consumer unfriendly bullshit was "being unnecessarily mean," take a look at this. Don Mattrick just announced that Microsoft is back peddling with the XBOne, removing the disastrously awful features we've been bashing them for trying to inflict on us.XBOne... fixed.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.
For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.
Since unveiling our plans for X
(CLOSED)500 Points Giveaway!!What's this? Time for another giveaway? :icondorkydanceplz:(CLOSED)500 Points Giveaway!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's true! I am so excited to do this giveaway this week.
Why am I so excited? Well, because it's 500 points!
I feel today is the perfect day to start the contest.
As it's a cold Saturday & I have to do something to keep me sane!
I'd go stir crazy and possibly die of boredom if it wasn't for dA.
How Do You Get The Points, You Ask?
All you need to do is just favorite this journal entry.
That is it. Nothing more. No watching me. Nothing.
The Winner will be picked by using random.org
If anyone wants to donate points it would be awesome.
I have a donation pool started for giveaways like this.
A mention is given in each journal to all who donate.
Winner Will be Announced on 1/27/2013
Lokiev IS THE WINNER! CONGRATS!
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