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]3 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!:
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-11-2015Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-11-20155 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskMarch 11, 2015
Tim Burton’s “Dumbo” Imminent
Dumbo got some
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
New Highpoly Pyro-GX - Stage 1New Highpoly Pyro-GX - Stage 12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Secret Wars: Star WarsSecret Wars: Star Wars5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Star Wars meets Marvel
Coming this summer to a comic store (or digital tablet) near you is Marvel Comic’s big blockbuster publishing event! We’ve been told from their editorial team that it is the crossover event to end all crossover events.
We certainly hope so!
When Robert Oppenheimer famously said “I am become death, the destroyer of worlds” after the atomic bomb was used on Japan bringing World War II to a dramatic close, he was remarking on his
More Like This: A New Way To Explore deviantARTMore Like ThisMore Like This: A New Way To Explore deviantART3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Cosplay Friday: Final FantasyCosplay Friday: Final Fantasy6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: If This Is All A Dream, Don’t Wake Me Up
Final Fantasy cosplay
Final Fantasy Fans Rejoice!
After almost a decade of waiting for the next installment, the demo for what might be the most anticipated game in history is almost here. Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae is the two–hour demo giving fans a first look at what they can expect in the new game.
The trailer for Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae gave us a teaser of what’s to come. In
SNIPPY: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA 001ENTRY 9997:SNIPPY: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA 0014 years ago in Personal More Like This
To anyone who finds these memory cards,
and the messages left within...
My name is Charles Snippy. I am probably the last sane human being left on earth. I know not whether you will understand this message. I know not whether you'll even be able to decode the ones and zeros on these data cards. I know not whether my voice will even reach anyone.
I know not, whether the microscopic drives will last long enough and whether the plastic and metal which composes them will not disintegrate into dust as centuries pass or whether the titanium shell encasing them will remain in place or be consumed by the ever-changing landscape, lost forever.
And yet I still have hope that someone will find the story of my life, long past and learns something of use from it.
If you are still human, then this will be a story about the collapse of civilization of your forefathers through greed and arrogance.
If you are some other species entirely, then it is a story about how our human race was extin
Disney Buys Star TrekDisney Buys Star Trek4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Spock at Disneyland
DeviantArt Today’s Page News Desk
“Gary Seven” (Reporter Without Portfolio)
I just received a call from “Gary Seven.”
DeviantArt has many surprisingly well-connected members and one of them, a top Paramount executive, contacted us two days ago with a rumor so powerful that we wanted to be 100% certain before publishing it. We now know: Di
Collection: A Warning In Another's EyesCollection: A Warning In Another's Eyes6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A Warning in Another’s Eyes
Stop and Stare
Staring is not the same as intently gazing into another person’s eyes as a manner of communication.
That can be a quite pleasurable experience. Staring into another’ eyes too often presages the delivery of a warning or very bad news. The fixed stare is the facial equivalent of a flashing amber light, indicating you should proceed but only with great caution. Keep that in mind as you peruse t
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...2011 As Seen Through Art4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Creator Owned ComicsCreator Owned Comics3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Marvel Superheroes ver 2
Can creator owned comics save the comics industry?
The Comics Industry is going through something of a secret crisis right now. A crisis that could have been avoided, but one where there is still a way out. The two biggest problems are a stagnation of business ideas and lack of sales.
Let’s look at the origins of these problems
For years many have bemoaned the fact that comics have lost their easy accessibility. For decades comics w
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!3 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
The Real Life Big Hero 6The Real Life Big Hero 64 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Real Life
Big Hero 6
Big Hero 6 First Meeting
Disney’s Academy Award Winning Big Hero 6 pushed the boundaries of realistic animated storytelling with Hyperion, the new software developed specifically for the film.
It simulates the physics of light, creating a more lifelike environment. Hyperion allowed the Big Hero 6 team to capture the air and light of San Francisco in a way never before possible and the spectacular results are visibl
Guy Fawkes DayGuy Fawkes Day9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Guy Fawkes Day
Burns one man's vendetta on fires of drunk delight while Heaven's rainbows burn and sparkle in the sky.
The fascinated coo while boredom freezes cold and watches while his breath fades steaming into night.
The pennies for the guy jingle in their tin while he a traitor burns, his Cath'lic soul in Hell.
The animals run scared, not from fireworks, but from th'unholy sound of Guido's punishment.
He screams a silent scream that no-one else can hear, save God and pets and Satan's wailing hordes.
“A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.”
– Guy Fawkes
Digitally Delicious: January 30thDigitally Delicious: January 30th1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Come To Life by Jon-Lock
On the beach by Amro0
Forgotten by HRFleur
Freedom by Selenada
Follow Me by neisbeis
Ancestors by black-dicefish
Eternal Monument by Nele-Diel
Halloween Blues by sabin-boykinov
Forest Spirit ERW 082013 by Mortainius88
Dungeons And Dragons: Basement And DiceDungeons And Dragons: Basement And Dice4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Basements and Dice Playing Dungeons And Dragons Is Not What It Seems
Dungeons and Dragons Antheia AnRaza II
When you think Dungeons and Dragons, you may be inclined to picture a dark basement with broody, antisocial teens whispering spells and incantations over leather-bound tomes.
Perhaps D&D owes its cultural notoriety to the religious backlash against it in the 80s, as well as the over-the-top depiction of fantasy gaming and its players
Another sale.Jared's head for sale! ^^ (getting the V.Miho to replace him instead)Another sale.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Give him a new home: http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/223/5/8/just_a_preview__by_shikitii-d5apijs.jpg
Those who dont have Doa. I shall copy here.
Item: Miho head
Skintone and Resin Type: NS
Included in sale: The face-up.
HEAD ONLY. Has a face-up. Wig/eyes arent included.
This item has no noticeable yellowing.
It was made in 2012.
I am the first owner of this item.
Price: $160,- + shipping (Firm)
Payment Options: Paypal (credit card)
Other Payment information: Paypall only. PP fees are for the buyer, or they could choose for personal payment.
Splits?: (Not applicable)
Item ships from: Netherlands.
I will ship the item 3-5 business days after receiving payment.
I will ship internationally.
I will underdeclare an item if aske
5 Ways to Avoid Being DiminishedThere's a discussion brewing in comics about artists being more diminished as of late--that readers, reviewers, and publishers are focusing too much on writers rather than the artists who draw the book. I agree it's happening, but I'm not sure it's worth sounding an alarm over. I never felt diminished, but maybe I'm part of the exception. Maybe it's because I'm an artist and a writer.5 Ways to Avoid Being Diminished1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Either way, I do have a few thoughts on what artists can do to pull themselves out from under the rug.
1. DON'T DRAW LIKE A COG.
If you conform to a "house style", then you're at higher risk of being treated like an interchangeable cog in the comics machine. Yes, you're more likely to get consistent work, but you won't stand out as much. Therefor you'll be sought after less by big name writers, you're less likely to make a lasting impression on reviewers and readers, and you'll have a harder time getting raises (12 others draw like you and for less money).
I also suggests inking yourself if it helps. Penc
Kung Fury (2015) ReviewFollow Me on FacebookKung Fury (2015) Review2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Commissions Prices and Rules
GOD BLESS THE 80' XD...If you still haven't see this......HERE IS, JUST...WATCH IT NOW
This is undeniably the most 80' thing.....that came out in the 2000 (MAD MAX you have been dethroned XD). I been waiting for see this project since I first hear of this in 2013 and all I have to say is that was a worth well wait after see it finally today. This is as cheep, funny and AWESOME as you can possible imagine.....this film have all.....blood, over the top action, martial arts, 80' references.....even DINOSAURS, so fucking yesss!!!
about photoshop and hard work...damn it!WARINING- EITHER READ THIS COMPLETELY OR DON'T BOTHER, AS THAT IS ONE OF THE CHARACTER TRAITS THIS JOURNAL IS ABOUT!about photoshop and hard work...damn it!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
okay, so after a swarm of questions many of which left me with my jaw on the floor... i realized something...
people are afraid of pushing a button to see what it does
okay, to backtrack first. i am self taught in photoshop, had no books had no tutorials, had a borrowed i think 7... dunno which was before cs2 when i started, i learned it by ....pressing a button and seeing what it does
i explored, i tried stuff out.
i had no teachers no schools no education on this stuff
i saw a button i pressed it.
that is how about 9 years ago when i first decided to try and apply digital coloring to early pages of ravine, i was dabbing paint on a page. i came to the point where i had to paint a waterfall. so , just for fun i tried putting scattering on the foam brush i made, a simple thing. and i was gonna see if smudge could be scattered. it had a weird side effect.
ON-GOING MARVEL VILLAIN ARTJAM CHALLENGE!!!ON-GOING MARVEL VILLAIN ARTJAM CHALLENGE!!!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
AND IT KEEPS ON GOING
JUST KEEP THOSE ENTRIES COMING
YES, ONCE AGAIN :ICONCGPINTOR: IS HOLDING AN ARTJAM
And this time, we'll be doing some of the
MOST BELOVED AND HATED MARVEL VILLAINS OF ALL TIME
(unfortunately only Filipinos are allowed to participate for now, we might extend this someday so our fellow artist from other countries can join)
this will be a DRAW-ALL-YOU-CAN ARTJAM
YOU CAN POST AS MANY AS YOU CAN UNTIL WE RUN OUT OF MARVEL VILLAINS
then, we'll be compiling them all
ALL WORKS MUST BE:
on a 10x10inch CANVAS
and just a HEAD SHOT (portrait)
of your favorite MARVEL VILLAIN
(no DC or other comic)
[#1]The CHALLENGE here is to MAKE THAT HEADSHOT AN INTERESTING PIC, DON'T JUST PAINT THE HEAD OF YOUR VILLAIN, MAKE IT LOOK MORE INTERESTING, SHOW THE CHARACTER'S 'CHARACTER' IN YOUR IMAGE [Nod] And of course, make is as awesome as you can!
once finished you can post it :devart