Tips & tricks for better arting Decided to edit and update this for my new watchers, hopefully this will inspire you guys somewhat <3Tips & tricks for better arting3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is something I've wanted to do for a while... just a compilation of everything I've learned in the past year that I've been arting. Dunno if it'll help anyone else, but here's some organized rambling for you.
Finding Inspiration and Resources
This is a huge thing that so many artists struggle with. Inspiration comes and goes all the time and it can be so frustrating when you feel like you have all these ideas in your head, but you can't get them out. It may be because you don't think you're a good enough artist to pull your vision out of your mind and share it with everyone else. Or maybe you're just so stressed by life things that you've artblocked yourself. If you're feeling down about your artistic ability, keep in mind that everyone starts somewhere. YOU CAN'T GIVE UP! I remember a while back, I was doing some studying on Terryl Whitlatch's
You're Not Just a WriterYou're not just a writer. You may know it or you may not, but you're also a psychologist, a sociologist, and an anthropologist. Good writing captures humanity on a page and resonates with the reader, whether you want to fill their head with sad truths until they cry them out, or play with a reader's expectations until you've tickled their brains so hard their stomachs can feel it and they burst out laughing.You're Not Just a Writer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Studying these things is awesome whether you want to make a profound statement about humanity, or just entertain people (or both at the same time). They can up your arsenal in your idea-pool to draw from, too. What makes a comedian funny is making witty observations that ring true to life--the audience won't find a joke funny if they can't relate to the situation in it.
I'm not saying you should necessarily go to college for these fields and study them really in depth. Knowing the names for each different type of brain cell isn't really what I'm talking about.
What makes writing go
100 Point Giveaway and art raffle in one~! WINNERSWinners:100 Point Giveaway and art raffle in one~! WINNERS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
12 -> :iconlokolokoako:
Art - NUMBER 37 - :iconmarzarret:
I'm so happy that I'm getting more and more watchers and friends <3
Aaaand... I, finally, get 100 but I thought... You can need it more xD So...I'm doing my first giveaway and art raffle~!
Yup, winners will be picked with random.org ^^
First winner get 100 points
Second winner get traditional/digital, fullbody/chibi art of one character(it's your choice).
(I'm not able to draw: mecha...)
HOW TO JOIN?
- Just fave this journal...BUT...
-You MUST BE my watcher
- And your account must be in use (I mean - you should have arts on it!)
-(Comments are appreciated but not required :3)
Giveaway/raffle ends 12.01.2013, 6 PM (GMT +1) - I will NOT count any faves after this date ^^
~Your Kitsunka & little guest - my gerbil, Oliwka (she's walking on keyboard
CONTEST!Okay... It's very simple!CONTEST!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just design me a character!
- ANY ONE CAN ENTER!
-Can be male or female
-Any colours you want
-As many entries as you want
-Whever medium you want
- I will keep the top 5 entries, they will be new Oc's
There are 2 themes you can choose from;
-I like hats
-Hair is nommy
Pretty wide variety you can choose from....
Okay so........ PRIZES! Please donate a prize! It can be a watch, llama, money, art or anything you want!
a sheet with 3 transformations from Feya-san
icon from abandons
A full body shot with background from Riversun
Llama from xDoglate
Llama from ToxicNeonFish
Headshot painting from Panneh
Shaded headshot from AkitaRawr
Animated icon from Skiachtro
Shaded headshot from TheGreatHushpuppy
Custom T-shirt from crippie
Llama from TheLadyFalloness
2 detailed d
Collab Raffle?I kinda want to do a collab with a random person.Collab Raffle?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
two full colored images to make one whole complete piece.
It would have to be complete, no sketches, you must stick to the theme given.
the Raffle would be free, chosen through a random number generator.
I think it would really fun, maybe after I get my commissions out of the way.
Do you guys think you would enjoy doing this with me?
Quick art tips ASDFGHKHJL MATHUse math, that's how nature works and that's how art can. One of the reasons I improved fast. Fibonacci numbers can help you space things. Fractals can help with tree branches. Don't copy them exactly, but get the feel of them~Quick art tips ASDFGHKHJL MATH2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For instance, Fibonacci. 0 1 1 2 3 5 8...Look at your hand. Get the length of the first 2 bones of a finger, to the joints. Add them up and there's the length of the longest bone in that finger! Well most likely, your hand might not fit into it. My hand is probably sexier than yours and the proportions are why XD
Google up some fractals, study them a bit and randomize some tree limbs. IT WORKS IF YOU GETS EET
Also measure, pick up proportions. I always remember that the space between my dog's eyes is two of his eye widths apart. It's not for all dogs, so study photos. Not that much if it bores you, GET TEH FEELS.
And shading. I dunno how I can describe it. I generate this 3D model in my head and shine all kinds of light on it. Also ask me for stuff I'll shoot it
Why I drawWhy I draw2 years ago in Personal More Like This
made by Bluefirewings
How are my lovely watchers today?
They used to tell me it's alright to be different. But people have proved me wrong.
'Being different' means being an outcast, being picked on, laughed at.. being hurt.
But with Art it's different. With art it's okay to different, because it's actually 'good' to have a different style. It's actually good to draw different things, instead of going after the herd and draw what everyone draws.
I can draw my own things, like my own things and can easier ignore the hate.
I can put my emotions, happy or not, in it without fearing the reactions of others. Sure it would be nice if they like it, but if they don't, then what the heck? I don't care! it's my art anyway, I draw for my pleasure, not yours.
It's strange isn't it? How it's so different to accept reactions on your art, but fear the reactions on yourself. It's pretty much messed up
Sorry This Raffle is cancelledSorry This Raffle was cancelled on Mar 22 due to lack of enteries you should have read the Founders UP DATE First Journal...........Sorry This Raffle is cancelled3 years ago in Personal More Like This
2000 POINT RAFFLE
I WILL BE CLOSING ENTERING AT #500
2000 POINT RAFFLE!
FREE FOR ALL TO ENTER!
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO ENTER IS OBEY THESE FOUR SIMPLE RULES:
1. Watch Us.
2. Favorite this journal.
3. Spread the word in your journal and link back to this.
4. Comment and link me to your journal and I'll assign you a number!
5. Join our Group .......so sorry everyone I thought watching meant you became
a member thank you someone for pointing this out to me so Sorry everyone about that
This is NO GIMMICK.
Will Announce winner once we have 500 people
novel updatesI've been asked quite some times recently how my novel is going I appreciate it when people ask me that, but since it would take a lot of time to give long replies to all those comments, I'll post some updates in this journal entry instead. ^_^novel updates3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've recently written two new chapters of "SPIKE". I'm writing the end part of the novel now, so those chapters are very close to the end of the novel.
There's the opening part, which are the chapters that I've posted here in my gallery, then there's the mid part that I have planned out and worked on, but not actually written any chapters on. And then there's the end part, which starts where the mid part ends and goes all the way to the final chapter. The end part, to me, is the most interesting part, so that's why I'm writing that first I will make the mid part very interesting too, of course, but I just enjoy writing the end part the most.
I don't know if this next thing I'll say is a spoiler or not, since some of you might know already,
INK as an ANIMATED VIDEO! +INK newsVIDEO: Super3dcow has done something absolutely amazing with INK! Through what I can imagine to be an incredible amount of work, the panels of INK have been given motion and sound in a really amazing and immersing experience!INK as an ANIMATED VIDEO! +INK news2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can view it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYTWDvEQ6rk I'd recommend watching in HD!
Also, please comment on it with what you think! Hopefully Act II should be made into a video as well!
Soooo much thanks to the creator of the video for turning my comic into something so cool!
NEWS: And I'm sure you've been wondering about the fate of INK-- it is certainly NOT BEING DROPPED! I was on a temporary and sudden hiatus due to school, stress, and some other factors. It will return; hopefully very soon. So just sit tight and INK will be back! Until then, watch that awesome video!
PEAS Method to Artistic Self-improvementI came up with the PEAS method ("PEAS" stands for: Practice, Experiment, Ask for suggestions, & Study the world around you) about 5 years ago. In that time, I've seen significant changes in my own art and in the art of others! I figured that it's time to whip up a journal and share the PEAS method again.PEAS Method to Artistic Self-improvement3 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are the same concepts that I shared in the journal "How did you get so good at drawing?" which I posted about 5 years ago:
PEAS METHOD TO ARTISTIC SELF-IMPROVEMENT:
I my opinion and from experience, there are 4 things you can do to evolve as an artist...
Practice - it's been said time and time again that "practice makes perfect". They're right, but there need to be a few other factors to make it work! You can repeat the same thing over and over... however that will only improve your ability to repeat a certain skill. To truly improve, something NEW nee
Contest - The Four Elements!EDIT2: The deadline is now December 8th.Contest - The Four Elements!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good luck, people!
EDIT: Descriptions about the themes and the rules have been edited, since many have asked questions about one certain aspect of this contest. Please read them carefully.
Hopefully, it makes more sense now.
This contest's Main Theme is the Four Elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water)!
Your entry must have at least one element in it to qualify.
Themes to choose from
Yes, there will be themes within the theme! (Complex, no?) This is to give you some inspiration and to make the contest more interesting.
The themes are:
K-Pop is "Korean Pop". Your entry can get inspiration from a K-Pop song and/or a K-Pop artist/group.
Geisha is a female Japanese entertainer. For those that do not know what they look like, here are some references: http://fav.me/d25kh9x http:
8D creative challengeOMG I wake up and so many people did it so far!!! That is so awesome! take a look8D creative challenge1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I WILL not be adding more 8D but take a look at these ones anyway! you can always post your version in the comments below so people can see yours there.
GriffSnuff's Creative Challenge by LilySpring Nymph Lady and The Pretty Flower by Hellfire-Feline Creative Challenge - Griffsnuff Entry by Jocyhope Little Parrot by LeftyNinja Balloon In The Forest by pinkbunnii Creative challenge Derp by Kinla Griffsnuff Creative challenge by MizAmy :thumb416453567: :thumb416448217: .Creative Challenge. by Lyrhiant I took a challenge by CaptainDashund :thumb416461436: griffsnuff: Creative Challenge 1 by pixielog Creative Challenge - AFRO LIZZARD by kittenScientist Creative Challenge Willows by Ithlini Color Challange (with Video) by T-Harley challenge accepted by Kya-Sandora Upside Down by Pheoniic 1 Layer Creative Challenge by Elephantfreak :thumb416551441: Griffsnuff's Creative Challenge by coloured-prisms Pulse by FoxBold Ichiya thingamabob by HoneyShuckle Creative Challenge by xKurrMeowx Octopus by The-Snalf :thumb416498637: Challenge picture by derFluechtling FANCY KICK. by DilaraOezkan Creative Challenge by Growlipsis Creative Challenge by Seelensucherin Creative Challenge by sisaat Color challenge by Leaglem :thumb41646775
Inspirational Journal: Why to Keep TryingThis is sort of a response to a few events that happened around dA lately. I'm not singling anyone out, I'm just expressing my thoughts and hopefully putting some positive energy back into the community.Inspirational Journal: Why to Keep Trying3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here it is. Popularity is a big issue in the art world, as is expected. When you're popular, you get more people knowing who you are, and when more people know who you are, you have a better chance to sell your work and for higher prices. Simply because your name is well known for that thing you do.
I notice alot of people out there right now racing to be the first to do something, to claim that little slice of originality to put their name on. And once that "first" has been taken...alot of artists are seeming to just drop off, back down, and say "well if I can't be first, then why bother trying? I'll never be well known as a runner up." This is just..plain wrong. The person to do something first, (whether it be creating an idea or design, or becoming liked/noticed out of a group of
The Future of Our Past Bloopers Contest!!The votes are in, and the popular vote was a TFOOP Bloopers Contest! So here it goes!The Future of Our Past Bloopers Contest!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Take a scene, or moment, from The Future of Our Past Comics, Mohatu's Reign or Uru's Reign, and create a silly blooper. Bloopers are funny mistakes that happen when live actors are trying to act, when they make a mistake and so on. This would probably be done best in a comic strip. So take a scene, serious or light hearted, and show the characters making funny mistakes. I will pick the top 10 funniest entries, then put them in a poll and let you decide upon the top three!
Examples of Bloopers In Animation:
- no bases
- no line art from other artists
- no colored screen shots or screen shots altered in any way
- no photography
- digital and traditional entries accepted
- traditional entries must be scanned in or photographed with quality
PayPal commissions List of commissions (Find yourself and check if everything is correct): http://jennieoo.deviantart.com/journal/List-of-Commissions-359188746PayPal commissions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So... Yeah. I need money to buy food and candy :iconlazeflirtplz:
Vector canon pony - 4$
Vector OC pony - 5$
Blinking animation - 6$
All you need is fill this form and send it in the comments:
1. Name of your pony or ponies
2. Picture how your pony or ponies look like (painted)
4. Special comments (like pose or whatever)
Thank you! :iconlazyroseplz:
Contest reminder [prize: 1y premium OR cash + art]Just a few more days 'til the deadline!Contest reminder [prize: 1y premium OR cash + art]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Update 09/03: New sub-category prizes added!
Update 05/04: 1 new sub-category added!
Update 06/04: Added a cash prize for 1st place in stead of 1y premium, if desired
Draw my beloved OC, Pack Rat.
Note me or comment with contest submissions.
A very special date, remember it, for it is my birthday.
(DA won't remember it for you! For unknown reasons I entered a fake bday date when I registered)
Overall Grand Prize
25€ OR 1 year premium membership
a 2 pony drawing, or 2 singles, by me
(fullbody, colored, shaded, no bg)
Overall Runner up
3 months premium membership
1 pony drawing by me
(fullbody, colored, shaded, no bg)
Most original or inspiring idea/concept
1 month premium membership
Most hilarious idea/concept
1 month premium membership
Most ad'awwwableness (a.k.a. cutest result)
1 month premium membership
!!500 POINTS GIVEAWAY!! WINNER ANNOUNCEDoh jeez this is kinda late but yeah!!500 POINTS GIVEAWAY!! WINNER ANNOUNCED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
AND THE WINNER IS...
NUMBER 22!!!!! :iconEthandee:!!!!
and again, thank you all for joining. this was really fun and I'm planning to do it again anytime soon.
//wow guys, i had over 150 people entering! that's A LOT
anyways, thanks to everyone who entered! the winner will be announced in a couple days C;
hey guess what happened???
i just reached 500 watchers! ♥ ((//o//))
so as a thank you, i'll be hosting a 500 GIVEAWAY!
this is the first one i've ever hosted, so go easy on me uou''
also this is not an april's day prank :'D
alright so the rules are pretty simple.
You don't have to b a watcher of mine! a watch is always appreciated though - but please, don't do it if you don't like my art.
make a journal of your own, advertising this! THIS IS NOT NECESSARY, BUT HIGHLY APPRECIATED THOUGH.
COMMENT DOWN BELOW! if you
don't comment, i can
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
Request JournalThis is my scribbles account, my main account is: :iconkohu-arts:Request Journal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want a request, please read!
I decided to do an open request journal since people keep asking me about them. This idea is from Vekke. My request journal is open.
If you're interested in possibly getting a request ....
- Post your character(s) in the comments of this journal. They can be any species, even made-up ones.
- Post a few words describing their personality.
- You may reply to your original comment if you want to make any changes or add a different character.
- You must be following my main account at kohu-arts to be considered for a request.
I cannot guarantee you'll ever get a piece of art. I will pick and choose what I want to do when I want to do it (or when I even have time to do it!). So you might get something five or six months down the road. It might be a quick sketch or a chibi, or it could be a full-blown piece of art (line
an introduction to my Anthro universe.. :PI got a question the other day, about what dog breed Sam and Saunders in their anthro form is supposed to be.an introduction to my Anthro universe.. :P2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I started answering the comment, but soon found out it would just end up being a looooong reply... And I thought, as I wrote, that maybe others would be interested in what breed they and their relatives are, as well as Spike's breed, some character origins, how the people (or anthro) in my little fictive universe views their fellow inhabitants, and a bit of history around this whole thing.
Therefore, I'm deciding on writing a journal entry about this.
The different breeds.
Saunders and Sam were originally, when I first created and designed them, supposed to be Golden Retrievers. Thus, they did in fact both have floppy, furry ears just like the Golden has. For some reason, I felt this made the characters look sad, so I changed - I think - Saunders' ears first to stand up just like a Terrier's ears. Sam's ears changed shortly after. I kept this change as I thought it ma
[closed] 650 Points GiveawayIt's finished[closed] 650 Points Giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can see the results here
Hey there, people. It's time for another giveaway [La la la la]
You only need to [+fav] This journal in order to participate [I am a dummy!], however you can do more tasks if you want to increase your chances.
The giveaway will end at april 7.
[Bullet; Red][+fav] This journal, 3 winners ( 50[Points] each )
[Bullet; Red]Make a journal talking about this giveaway, 3 winners ( 50[Points] each)
[Bullet; Red]Share a link with any material ( drawing tutorials, pose collection, etc ) that you think it may help other people, 3 winners ( 50[Points] each ) ( I'll feature your link here as well [La la la la] )
[Bullet; Blue] 2 extra winners, 100[Points] each for the best shared links ( I'll choose those 2 winners by myself, everything else will be random ) .
Good luck and have fun :iconmikulaplz:
( Wanna support my next Giveaway? Order a point commission :l
!!Contest!! PRIZE 800 POINTS!!!!!! PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES!!!!!Contest!! PRIZE 800 POINTS!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have any questions after this note me or my sister :icondrackeagan:
I'm holding a Contest for the best Design Of my character Repture.
Ok so I've been trying really Hard at Creating a good Design For My character Repture, But I have hated everything I've come up with.. so I'm holding this contest, for the best design, the contest ends !!July 25th 2012!!
You can Enter as many times as you want.
You can you Reptures Lines, -->
Or Your own, just make sure if they are not yours then please list the original creator in your description.
Just to make it clear Their is no Guarantee, I'll will find the design I'm looking for, so please don't take it to heart I am just picky, it wont mean your design isn't good, it's just not what I am after.
the winner wont be announced until the end of July.
Their will be a second and 3rd place winner.
I will keep the second and 3rd place winners designs.
2nd place will receive 200 points
3rd Place will