Astrophotography- Some Of Your Questions AnsweredI have got to a point on this site that I am literally being inundated with questions about how I do some of my photos. I simply do not have time to answer them all in full individually anymore. It is seriously restricting the free time that I have to pursue this hobby and take those pictures that have become so popular (both on here and elsewhere). So for my well being and hopefully to the benefit of those who ask me so many questions, I am doing this write up.Astrophotography- Some Of Your Questions Answered2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before I get into some questions though, I want to make a few things clear. I have spent a lot of time and money on trying to learn as much as I can to better myself with this style of photography. I love all forms of astrophotography and I really think I have found my niche. I hope to one day soon start making back a bit of that money I have spent. So I am not going to just reveal everything I have worked so hard to learn. What I am going t
31 Day Homestuck Challenge!! :>So I haven't been drawing all too much digitally or traditionally, like legitimate drawing seriously, so I figured I'd do this 31 Day Challenge that's been circulating around tumblr, to develop my skills a little more, and to practice consistency!31 Day Homestuck Challenge!! :>2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the list I'm doing!
1) Fave Kid pre-scratch
2) Fave Kid post-scratch
3) Fave Troll
5) Fave Page
6) Fave Flash
7) Fave Pesterlog
8) Fave Song
9) Fave Lusus
10) Fave Guardian
11) Fave Ancestor
12) Fave Exile
13) Fave alchemized item
14) Fave Planet
15) Derse or Prospit?
16) Fave Interactive Flash
17) Saddest Death
18) Fave Midnight Crew member
19) Shameless self-insert (draw us yo godtier self)
21) Humanized Trolls
22) Trollilized Humans
27) Fave Kid + Fave Troll = a ship
28) Fantroll (can be for rillies or for fakeys)
29) Homestuck AU (can be fanart of someone else's or something you made up!)
30) Pick a Cherub!
31) A Message to Andrew Hussie
Some Oil TipsIn the big-picture, I don't know that much about painting. But all that I do know comes from experience. I am completely self-taught, and have learned through a brutal system of trial and error. I'm not remorseful over any of that, learning the hard way has made me understand the chemical process of painting better than a list of do's and don'ts... I know why I do and why I don't. But I have to tell you that if somebody just told me some of the things listed below, I would be a shitload better at all this crap by now.Some Oil Tips9 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you that know everything: you may find this an hilarious companion to my stupid-ass paintings of sainted women wearing bras.
For those of you that enjoy learning: you may find some of these "tips" at least something to consider.
Because I make a lame attempt at creating an illusion of humanity, you may find that some of these suggestions are inapplicable to those of you that have a more progressive style. In that case, steal wh
30 Day Homestuck Drawing ChallengeSo I've decided to take the 30 day Homestuck challenge because I'm just that cool.30 Day Homestuck Drawing Challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Day One: Your favorite Kid- John Egbert
Day Two: Your favorite Troll
Day Three: Your patron Troll
Day Four: Your favorite page[s]
Day Five: Your favorite flash
Day Six: Your favorite song
Day Seven: Your favorite Lusus
Day Eight: Your favorite Guardian
Day Nine: Your favorite Exile
Day Ten: Your favorite alchemized item
Day Eleven: Your favorite pesterlog
Day Twelve: Your favorite planet
Day Thirteen: Derse or Prosphit?
Day Fourteen: The Midnight Crew or The Felt?
Day Fifteen: Doc Scratch or Bec Noir?
Day Sixteen: Favorite member of The Midnight Crew/The Felt
Day Seventeen: Favorite Derse Agent
Day Eighteen: Favorite Overall Character
Day Nineteen: A post dedicated to your Moirail
Day Twenty: A post dedicated to your Matesprit
Day Twenty-One: A post dedicated to you
Lorax StoryBoards Found! Cut Scenes and goodies!http://didierahkoon.blogspot.com/p/storyboard.htmlLorax StoryBoards Found! Cut Scenes and goodies!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lookie what I dug up my friends! ;3 While surfing the net I found this interesting treasure with lots of goodies of cut stuff from the lorax and your gonna adore them so much! EVEN YOu Once-ler fans!
Halloween Contest! RESULTS UP The results are up!Halloween Contest! RESULTS UP6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hello lovelies~ I'm holding a Halloween themed contest, and I hope you guys enjoy it! ♥
1. You have to draw one (Or more) of the characters listed below.
2. Your entry has to be Halloween themed! But I think this goes without saying.~
3. You can enter as many times as you'd like; but you can only win once.
4. Please favorite this journal if you plan on entering!
$30 Or 12 months premium membership
Full body from ArielTheSeaGoddess
chibi & 10 points from AvocadoPolymath
80 points & a llama from mzrz
A full piece (Halloween themed) & a llama from Mouyra
30 points from EnyasMusicBox
Waist up from ArielTheSeaGoddess
Full body sketch & a llama from Mouyra
Waist up Lineart from :
Photoshop Brushes I adore:iconalgenpfleger: http://algenpfleger.deviantart.com/gallery/30797913#/d3im99gPhotoshop Brushes I adore1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconGimaldinov: Extra Soft Brush- http://gimaldinov.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d57o2kq
:icontomscholes: Brushes Download- http://www.divshare.com/download/2221633-d96
Jaime Jones- Site-http://www.artpad.org/ Brushes Download- http://www.mediafire.com/?hj1yl0143d4lwcs
Lin Ran-Site-http://linran.cghub.com/ Brushes Download-It's at the top of his blog- http://amana.blogbus.com/
Kekai Kotaki-Site-http://www.kekaiart.com/ Brushes Download- http://psynergygames.com/michael/PS%20Brushes/Kekai%20Kotaki%20Brushes.abr
Min Yun- Site-http://www.minart.net/ Brushes Download- https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B1PzQPZUc_m8OGNmZTg4OWUtZWM1My00ZTQ4LTg1ZTYtNWY3Mjc3YzM2ZTNk
oKAY ALL YOU COOL CATS WE NEED FANTROLLS.****** MALE TROLLS NEEDED TOO, a female troll is okay to apply with! but if you have a male troll we'll lean more towards your side! *******oKAY ALL YOU COOL CATS WE NEED FANTROLLS.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
so ; as none of you are aware of, i'm sure
me and my friend gloria are doing a fantroll adventure!
we have had this opened since forever ago, lmfao like really in august.
AND WE HAVE JUST GOTTEN THINGS ROLLING!
we already have 5 SOLID members u v u and we've been discussing the plot and everything like craaazY
we have an upwards of atleast 6 trolls, which is nice and all
but i have a feeling we could go for a couple more?
we might have 7 trolls actuallY - mAYBE 8???
but i really like the number 9
WE'LL BE TAKING 1-3 FANTROLLS.
all of the memebers of the group will discuss YOUR fantroll!
there will be atleast 2 stages of judging, wow i feel harsh lmfao oh well.
first one is a private discussion! that is where you describe your fantroll to uS!
and then there's the group only discussion ; in which we discuss what we like / dislike about your troll
Gravity Falls: Hidden Secrets~HELLLOOO Gravity Falls fans! I have found MANY secrets to Gravity Falls:Gravity Falls: Hidden Secrets~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the beginning, have you ever noticed there is a pyramid with an eye in the middle for a split-second at the end? Well, here is a video explaining it:
Well, I've never noticed this, but there are A LOT of hidden stuff that youtubers pointed out.Okay so first, here's the video
And here's some things that people noticed:
When the lightning strikes when Dipper shows Stan the footprint, doesn't it look like Stan has wings?
When it shows the trees, for ANOTHER split-second you can see the sascrotch. XD
When it shows Dipper's book at the end along with the pyramid, there are random letters right?
Well, at the end of the theme, there is sort of a whisper right? Well, if you play it backwards, it says three letters back... So if
you do the code in Dipper's book it says, "Stan is not what he seems."
EXTRA CREDIT - ZBrush's Early Character Designs ENGLISH…EXTRA CREDIT - ZBrush's Early Character Designs9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The process of creating characters at Disney is an evolving, collaborative effort. We start with a strong design and must maintain the appeal it conveys throughout the animation pipeline. The design evolves throughout the process, but a large part of what we do is maintaining the attitude and personality of the original drawing as it translates into 3D.
We use ZBrush at WDAS as a tool that allows us to make changes and explorations quickly with designers and animators. We can explore facial expressions, and test out proportion adjustments on the fly without waiting for draw-overs or note sessions.
It's always an interesting challenge translating a drawing to 3d, but particularly at Disney I've felt an importance to keeping true to the use of linework that is such a basic component of the Disney animation 'feel'. We are trying to keep the spirit of a 2d drawing in 3d space. Using the ZBrush tools has helped enormously
An Aereoscopic Adventure!An Aereoscopic Adventure!9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
i have always been a huge fan of art books. in fact i would say that 99 percent of my bookshelves are filled with art books ranging from animation to fashion design and everything visual in between. it was partly why i am so excited to have produced my own book, Walking Your Octopus. one of my goals with this project was to create an art book that was also an art object and this vision guided every aspect of the book's production. as we all know ebooks are becoming more and more popular and i struggled with how my book which was a celebration of all things analog might fit into the digital space. fortunately my very creative friend eric, had the solution...Aereoscope.
my friend Eric Daniels works with
MLP:FIM Plz Icons (Princess Celestia and Luna)Princess Celestia:MLP:FIM Plz Icons (Princess Celestia and Luna)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Sup?Well, guys, update time.Sup?7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Never thought I'd be a stranger to this place, but I'm just never around here anymore. Wouldn't you know it, this working business takes a lot of time and energy.
Work's been super fast-paced, intriguing, challenging. I don't believe the range of things I've worked on in the past two-point-five months. Traditional animation, Flash animation (oh god so much Flash animation), concept art (the funnest stuff of all, why am I even getting paid for this?), proposals, games, toys, icons, exactly one squillion in-game items, websites, user interfaces, and on and on. SO COOL. We seem to be short-staffed, or just generally over-burdened (the guys have told me this is pretty much the busiest they've seen the place), so I've been racing through the daily minefield of surprise deadlines to keep abreast of the big thundering monster ones. But it's the speed and the unknown schedule that makes every day interesting. And a complete blur afterwards. I am so l
Yaoi: In real life?K, Yaoi fan girls, get this;Yaoi: In real life?6 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was sitting at a table in first hour (school) talking to... well let's just call them Guy1, Guy2, and this girl I know, when Guy1 turns to Guy2 and says
"Hey, where were you last night?"
So Guy2 says: "I was home all night, why?"
Guy1: "I called you yesterday."
Guy2: "I know, I answered."
Guy1: "Ya, but I called another time and you didn't answer."
Guy2: "was it after 8:30? That's when I get in the shower."
Guy1: "I know, but I called before that."
Guy2: "Like, right after school?"
Guy2: "I wasn't there RIGHT after school, my bus ride is longer than yours."
Guy1: "I know, I didn't call RIGHT after school."
It was at this point that the girl sitting next to me whispers: "They sound like they're married."
Naturally, I broke out in laughter.
Guy1 & Guy2: "What?"
Me: "Nothing... it's just..."
Guy1: "We're not going out..."
Guy2 (sarcastic): "Oh, we're going out, we call each other all the time, go over to each other's houses. I'm pitcher, he's cat
A thought.Death. We are who we are because of our experiences and influences, right? What we think of ourselves, other people, other things, crap beyond, etc. That stuff influences our choices, and our choices further build on us, right? Just brain activity. Electrical impulses. That's what keeps us conscious. What will happen when we die? When all those electrical impulses just...stop, how on Earth would that work? Yeah, the whole light and a tunnel, but if it's true that there's nothing beyond that, how could all our previous thoughts, experiences, choices, affections, hates, the part that makes each of us a unique person...just fizzle out? We wouldn't even be able to comprehend death, because we wouldn't be there. We wouldn't be able to see our life flash before us, because it's all gone. And we couldn't even think about that, because we'd be gone.A thought.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For me, that's a horrid and terrifying thing. We're always thinking, working, sleeping, taking a crap, or participating in intercourse. And to ima
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: Updated1 year 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.
Guide to Fantrollingfirst and foremost this is not a do this don't do this set of rulesGuide to Fantrolling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
it is a this is suggested, this is discouraged/non canon set of guidelines.
names are typically six by six. i.e. karkat vantas. six in first name, six in last. or to use one of mine, vixira kisela. six and six.
they typically are relevant to the character and not human names.
"Karkat comes from "Karkata," the Hindu astrological equivalent of Cancer, minus one letter." " Vantas, on the other hand, is a prostate cancer treatment drug."
Vixira's name comes from the word Vixen, specifically the Vix part. Kisela comes from the words Kit, which is the name for a baby fox, and Sela, which is the name of a fictional fox.
The six by six rule isn't absolutely necessary by any means, it just tends to look nicer and is more "canon".
I've noticed with the canon twelve that all the girls' names end with either the "ee" sound or an a. Terezi, Nepeta, Aradia, Feferi, Vriska, Kanaya. Not necessary eit
Some Skullgirls News~Hey guys~Some Skullgirls News~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've got some Skullgirls news in general for y'all~
First of all, we've set up an official Skullgirls tumblr account- so you can follow that for news and/or reblogs of Skullgirls fanart or other related posts. I'll probably reblog things from there from time to time, and use this tumblr account for posting my own art, as intended.
Check out the tumblr page here!
I've been reblogging people's posts about it lately, but just another reminder that tomorrow is our last push for the Skullgirls-in-EVO/Breast Cancer Research fundraiser. You can donate here:
https://www.wepay.com/donations/evo2013-sg Thursday, Jan 31 8PM PST [11PM EST]
The stream will be going on here: http://twitch.tv/eightysixed
A lot of the artists, including myself, will be there. I know that at least Persona and I will be doing requests during the event.
We'll have an assortment of things going on, including giving away prizes, an auction, story mode reading, hopefully time
MLP Icons! yay (pt.2)Rainbow DashMLP Icons! yay (pt.2)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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The Name GameThe Name GameThe Name Game9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Pitfalls to Avoid and Tricks to Use while Naming People and Places
We've all been there. You're reading a pretty interesting piece of fantasy fiction, and a few paragraphs in you learn that the main villain's name is "Abraxas the Cruel, Lord of the Black Tower." You wince at the unoriginality, close the deviation, and move on to something more interesting. We've all been on the other side of things, too, with a detailed plot outline in hand, staring at a Word document that displays only a single line: "???? knew what he had to do--kill the president." We're sure that once we get that protagonist's name down, that perfect name, we'll be able to write the whole thing in one gush of brilliance, but all that's coming to mind are banal names like "John Everyman" or over-the-top ones like "Staff Sergeant Max Fightmaster".*
*Yes, that is his rea
The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.1 I've been thinking about how and why we learn to draw for a few years now. I started self-analazing my own drawing and character design thought process when I began writing my first art instruction book, "Creating Characters with Personality". It was harder than I thought to verbalize how I've learned and how I process drawing. This has led me to start looking back at my artistic life and how I learned art. What made me learn the most? What drove me to draw and stick with it? What led to others I knew as a child to stop drawing? I think I'm ready to present some of those thoughts here on DA and hear what you think. So, this is part 1 of three in a series. I'm not sure where this is leading, but step one is my establishing an online art instruction school called Taught ByA PRO (www.taughbyapro.com) that will (in phase one) concentrate on drawing instruction for all forms of media. Here we go:The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.13 months ago in Personal More Like This
I believe there are T
Live the dream, don't talk about it!Doug TenNapel, independent comics creator, is an inspiration to me in many ways. He has a fun, accessible art style that is dramatic and fresh. His story telling is always askew in the best of ways. I don't think I've read one of his graphic novels without having some smiles and a surprise or two along the way. On top of that, he is outspoken about almost everything in his life. (I think of him as the Rush Limbaugh of comics- oh man, that sounds really bad, but early Rush, not present day Rush, if that helps.) I agree with most things he states on Facebook. BUT- the thing I am most inspired about him is his drive (in the old days we would call that "work ethic"). The guy does NOT give up. Because of that, he single-handedly will put out a new graphic novel a year. While creating a webcomic. While pitching new TV show development ideas in Hollywood. While running a half marathon. While working freelance jobs.Live the dream, don't talk about it!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a