Improving your Manga-styleManga and Anime are a new generation of art, spreading all over the world right now. It is an important aspect of Japanese culture, a solid part of the youth-generation in the US and slowly starts spreading in Europe as well. Even though many people still dont know what Mangas or Animes actually are, most kids already know and they even try to draw this new kind of art themselves. This way the tolerance among adults starts growing as well, a good way to expand the Manga-culture.Improving your Manga-style7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But as for any kind of art, many people have problems in improving their own style or even finding it. This news-article is directed to any kind of artist that is interested in improving himself/herself.</i>
Ive been asked multiple times how some artists manage to improve very fast and others seem to never improve at all and even though I first thought it has to do with practice I had to admit myself that it does not only depend on mere practice but much more on how you practice and especi
Friendship/Courtship/Hatred/Love ContestIt is not about winning or prizes, but about challenging yourself to create more Saiunkoku Monogatari fanworks, for all of us to enjoy! And for everyone to have fun in the process!Friendship/Courtship/Hatred/Love Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(A) Theme : Friendship/ Courtship/ Hatred/ Love
Show any Saiunkoku Monogatari character(s) expressing any kind of emotion, such as love, hate, jealousy, envy, joy, sorrow, etc. (It does not even have to be emotion towards another human … it can be towards an inanimate object, like Shurei's love of money! ); or show the characters in a relationship, such as friendship, courtship, kinship (brother-brother, brother-sister, father-daughter, etc.), rivals, mentor-disciple, master-servant, boss-subordinate, courtesan-client, and anything else you can think of!
Side-Note for those interested: This theme is inspired by a childhood game we used to play.
The origin of this game is unknown. The game was played as follows: The child would write down her/his own name, a
Competiton time!! UPDATE: This competition is now OVER. i will be judging the entries over the next weekCompetiton time!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, sorry this group has been so quiet for so long, been really busy, but now it's time for a competition!
I know it's near the end of summer but this competition is still going to have a summer theme, anyway, on with the rules:
The theme is Ice Cream
The image must contain screentone if it has no screentone or no obvious use of screentone it will be declined, this is after all a screentone based group.
It can be any style! Not just limited to manga, it can be traditional or digital, which ever you prefer! Obviously no literature, as it doesn't contain screentone . . . .
It MUST be submitted to the contest folder called 'Ice Cream Contest'
Only one entry per person
The image must be made for the contest and must, obviously, follow the theme
prints + learning to drive +_+edit// NEVER MIND. Testing an alternative for prints right now +_+b ideally I can have both original and fanart, prints and non-prints and just everything all in one place. Anyway, will update later if it ever works out. For now, original things are available thru dA and fanart prints thru me.prints + learning to drive +_+2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unrelated...thanks so much for all the congrats on my grad TwT I really wasn't expecting those ;A;
I've been at university since 2006 though so what you guys should actually be saying is "geez, finally!" and "about time!" =3= Regardless, I'M SO GLAD TO BE OUT OF THERE YAHHHHH (Technically though I'm still waiting for them to check my credits and approve my graduation application....)
So now, at the ripe old age of 24, I'm finally learning to drive \o/ (because I won't have a bus pass from school anymore, boohoo). I had to retake the knowledge test since I last took it 7 years ago and it's long expired. When the licensing
Some manga recommendationOkie, you may or maynot have already read them, but anyway I'll just recommend some manga I read recently and take a liking to ^^. So here we go:Some manga recommendation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo
if you've loved Megane-chan to Yankee-kun before, then you will also love this. Lol this manga is full of fanservice for fangirls and fanboys alike, and it's so damn funny on top of that
Some fanservice scenes XD
Kpop Feature Journal part 2So... I decided to do another Kpop feature journal but this time, it will also feature some clay art, plushies, and nail art.Kpop Feature Journal part 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sooyoung by KLSADAKO G.D. - 'Monster' by Gilotina OPPA GANGNAM STYLE by jeyarsanmiguel Fany by bbiru Myungsoo by krissasaur Nail Art: SHINee by LeleMJ My first B2ST Nailart by o0oxangelo0o SuJu Mr. Simple Nail Art by kkmaree U-Kiss Nails by aero-plane BoA by Lisa-to-Life Seungri: Big Bang by e-moshun SHINee Hello Baby polymer clay by yuisama Big Bang Alive~ by taeminlover94 Dae Sung fanart by sasha-pak Bigbang plushies : Bad Boy MV by Saschu Fantastic Baby by Letty09 Ren by lanxingxxxx Gangnam Style Necklace by GrandmaThunderpants Tao from EXO by baboolyn Amber by Laaury Brown Eyed Girls by Nisharda Nail Art: BAP by Delinlea SHINee animal costume polymer clay by forgottenlegend Digital drawing- Victoria f(x) by Eonnichan BAP -NO MERCY T2 by PanDaePan Girls Generation SNSD by Arlequinne SJ: Oppa has risen - Eunhae by Fuko-chan Keep Smiling Together by VeRoaYm SUJU-M:Henry Lau by mixed-blessing No Other-Super Junior by nday Bang Yong Guk by BlueBerry-is-cute B. A. P inpired nail art by NarussHina B.E.G. SIXTH SENSE Nail Art by hitsuzenDECEIVED G-Dragon by maddierawr super junior donghae by raeshilin :: KINGS - BIG BANG :: by Fiveonthe Choi Seung Hyun by Chank1 Oppa' Oppa' by miimiiakatsuki SHINee Polymer Clay by fubishie :thumb310461234: taeyeon fedora by marsvern :thumb31
Guys, I have a confession...I'm actually a duck.Guys, I have a confession...3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
SAI pressure sensitivity SOLUTION!!! Hey! Two years on I'm gonna make an edit. Paint tool SAI does not require purchase. The trial is good, too. However, if you've found a way toSAI pressure sensitivity SOLUTION!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commission IMPORTANT NOTE:Commission3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I do not draw yaoi/yuri/18+ stuffs.
Payment method is Paypal and payment currency is in US dollar.
Artwork size will be around 1,000-1,500 pixels
Send me a note with your request. I will send you a confirmation note with my PayPal email.
I will start working on your Commission as soon as I receive payment. And please when paying include a note stating your DA nickname and a brief commission info so i will know its from you.
Oh and in your note, please lets me know how you want me to upload it - ie. upload to my deviant account with or without watermark or send artwork to your email account
(Update: Jan 2 - Price changed)
Waist Up / Knee Up - $10.00
Fullbody - $15.00
$10.00 + (depending on the picture)
Waist Up / Knee Up - $15.00
Charms and Button SetsSo I had wanted to put the charms up on my site yesterday but there were so many orders that it took me all day just to package and label them ahaCharms and Button Sets2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today for sure!
I also changed the button set from the holiday theme to something a little more collectable: http://whispwill.tumblr.com/post/73729820877/limited-edition-buttons-could-only-get-these-with
These will not be for sale online anywhere and only those who preordered or time stamped will recieve them. I do have extra sets that will be given on a first come first serve basis, so when the charms go up on my sight the extra sets will be given to the first people who buy charms.
Here is a terribad preview picture of all the charms, so professional I know: http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/018/b/8/image_by_whispwill-d72oiei.jpg
But the cool thing with the new charm sis some of them have semi-transparent features such as
Birthday JournalYesterday, I had one of my best birthdays ever.Birthday Journal3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But the story starts way back in December during an anime convention. I thought my OC SPOT deserved more love, so I approached our resident artists who were doing sketch commissions and asked them if they were willing to draw a mecha dog. Most of them said no, so I, dejected, decided to doodle him myself:
A few minutes later, kirej7 drew his version of SPOT for me, waaarf!
Time passed, and when my birthday was nearing, I accidentally caught a glimpse of SnT2k's work in progress of SPOT on Dennis's hoverboard. He posted the "final" version of it soon after, saying that hiding it was useless.
Deep inside, I felt happy because my wish somehow came true. What happened after was beyond my expectations.
January 14, my gift from awesome artist and [animal] master stryler arrived. I was delighted as I never expected it to arrive within a week from when it was shipped from Malaysia.
I was at the office, and I saw th
So you want to do commissions?A basic guide to setting up commissionsSo you want to do commissions?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When it comes to commissioning, there is so much that needs to be decided, arranged and thought of that it can all appear a bit daunting at first.
However: when following a couple of basic guidelines, setting up commissions really is not as hard as you think!
If you find the article informative, please it.
First things first
So you have decided you want to start doing commissions. That's great!
The first thing to do is to determine what you want to offer.
Do you want to offer drawings, or designs?
Will you be coding journal-skins for people, or will you be pixeling?
Take a look through your gallery and try to determine what you do best and what you like to do the most.
Because that will most likely be what you'll be offering.
Stick to what you're good at.
Don't promise what you can't deliver when someone is paying you for it.
Now that you've mo
How to get started with Pixel ArtLately I have frequently been asked what programs I use for pixeling and/or animating and also in general how I go about it. Now I currently don't have the time to create a tutorial of my own but I figured until I will be able to do so I could at least give you some helpful tips and link you to some tutorials made by others.How to get started with Pixel Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
About the programs I use
I do pretty much all the pixeling itself in Photoshop Elements 8.0 which sadly enough isn't free. But don't worry, in general photshop is even a little overpowered for pixel art, I simply use it because I am most used to it.
Technically you can even use Microsoft Paint for pixeling, after all the only two things you really need to be able to create pixel art is a pen tool and the ability to zoom in far enough. The only real disadvantage about Paint is the lack of transparency support so you can only create pixels with an opaque background.
However I can offer you a really great third optio
You must see this GIF X'DYou must know about this gif XD you must know about the existence of this gif at least before you die. His face! X'D I can't...You must see this GIF X'D3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
(Image taken from a Guillermo Francella's comedy)
BUt X'D someone please give this poor guy a cigarette or something.
'Pechanko: El Epilogo' ya descarg¡FINALMENTE, EL CAPÍTULO ESPECIAL DE "PECHANKO" ESTÁ DISPONIBLE TANTO PARA VERLO ONLINE COMO PARA DESCARGÁRSELO DIRECTAMENTE!'Pechanko: El Epilogo' ya descarg3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Aquí tenéis la versión online desde la página de Cimoc: Capítulo extra ONLINE
Y aquí podéis descargaros el capítulo entero en formato PDF: Capítulo extra DESCARGABLE
Os recordamos que el tomo de "Pechanko" está disponible no solo en papel, si no también en formato digital (más baratito) aquí: http://www.cimoc.com/issue.asp?E012330003/pechanko
Además, tenemos más noticias ricas, ricas, y es que en dos o tres semanitas empezaremos a dar noticias sobre nuestro próximo proyecto para Norma, en el que tendréis mucho que decir :iconilikeitplz:
Kiriban Time! CLOSEDEDIT:Kiriban Time! CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Blue-Cat00 : You will get the main prize for being the first to send a note that followed all the rules
MagicBirdie Loli-hunter will all be getting a little prize from me soon for getting super close'
EDIT: Less then 900 away
EDIT: Changed the pageview to catch. It's closer now
Do you liking catching kiribans? Well today is your lucky day! Catch my 77,777th pageview for some cool prizes
An undetermined amount of (but in the hundreds, aka 100, 200 etc)
One month subscription (or point equivalent)a feature
and a llama
Feel like you won't be able to catch the view on the nose? No worries, if you are a few pageviews ahead or behind, please send a screenshot anyways! Up to 7 people that send in their screenshot will still get a few points and features
Collection: Once Upon A TimeCollection: Once Upon A Time8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Once Upon A Time
Fairy tales usually begin once upon a time—a time that need not be identified because the tale, and its meaning, are of a timeless nature. The landscape of a fairy tale is often dreamlike, as if to tell us trying to apply normal logic to the story will only confuse the point that the storyteller is trying to make. Fairy tales usually involve dangerous journeys, often following after or searching for a wayward loved one, and entail a getting lost in the mists of time and space. The climax is almost always the discovery of a heretofore unknown inner store of courage in the face of evil and imminent death. Fairy tales tell our child
120 points giveaway! The winnerHello, sweeties (:120 points giveaway! The winner2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend
I decided to make one of you smile again by giving one lucky deviant 120 points
All you have to do to participate is:
favorite this journal
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you!
+ Have a random question?
You can ask me anything here :
Have fun and good luck
+ You can win 5000 points participating in my contest here. It's fun. Check it out below, please:
Thank you everyone who participated (:
The winner is :iconSachi-pon:.
Congrats, and enjoy your points
Harvest Moon: A Return To The Simple LifeHarvest Moon: A Return To The Simple Life4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
HARVEST MOON: A Return to the Simple Life
“Harvest Moon” is known in Japan as Bokujō Monogatari.
In a day and age when critics are openly decrying violence in video games, one game in particular is finding great success without the element of fighting or any kind of violence. Harvest Moon first premiered in Japan in 1996, and has grown into a thriving franchise with more than 20 games in the Harvest Moon seri
Give Away: 1713 points-CLOSED!Damn. I accidently converted earnings to points and these 1713 points have been sitting in my account like... forever. Thing is... at the moment I don't want any prints and I promised myself that we'll decorate the new home only with photos, my hubby's dinosaurus painting (it's so awesome!) and some stuff I did. Plus the wall of fame with fanart I got. My subscription lasts some more months so no need on that front as well.Give Away: 1713 points-CLOSED!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways... usually I hate point raffles because the journal section is literally cluttered with it and I can't find the interesting stuff because of these.
But here you go. One time point give away thanks to half-wake accident conversion.
Fav the journal entry. That's important because otherwise your name isn't in the list for the winner.
No points splitting... one happy person will get all and that's it.
Winner will get picked by a number picker.
Deadline: January 24th midnight European (I'm in Berlin...) time
On a side note: Anybody who wants to donate Kull
The art of improvement5/4/2015 UPDATE: Added preface at the beginning and Inspiration at the end! added some thoughts on some other things I wanted to share.The art of improvement2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, so this is a comment and question I've been receiving a lot from people!
How did you improve so fast?
Firstly, I want to say I do not think of myself as a professional artist, teacher or someone who "knows the secret to becoming a master artist". These are just things that I have picked up over the years, and noticed so I thought I might as well share my experience with improvement in effort to help others find their own paths of improvement and learning as artists. There are still many things I have to learn, and wish to improve about my own art! The path of an artist is never ending, in my opinion!
I consider the beginning of my journey when I withdrew from college. I had decided to take a year off from school, to explore myself more as a person, gain confidence and rethink my path that I wanted to take in school. Of course,
character contest completeno more entries after i type this. XD it is now 17:26. thursday. 2013-01-10character contest complete3 years ago in Personal More Like This
this is a contest for a character for the "Anima: Gate of Memories" video game.
I will be very clear, there will be NO PAYMENT for any winners here. You enter if you want to do this, and we are in no way trying to scam anyone of doing free work.
What the winner will get out of this contest:
1. the winner's character will be 3D modeled, and put into the game as a character inside the game and story. We will work to incorporate this character into the story, without him or her just standing around for nothing.
2. the winner's full name will be in the credits.
3. This character will be copyrighted primarily to this game, you are allowed to use the artwork for your portfolio, but may be a bit complicated if you want to sell him/her off to a new client. Details of copyright can be discussed with the winner.
What we are looking for:
1. human character in any age or body type, he/she should look like a fa
Commissions! :D PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE COMMISSIONING MECommissions! :D7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commission status is CLOSED.
Wow, that filled up really fast. It only took 36 hours for the list to get full I will open again sometime in March.
Thanks for being patient!
General Commission Info
If you are interested in a commission, please send me a note with the title "Commission" and the following info in the following format:
The Required parts must be filled out for me to give you a price estimate. If you want to see an example of how much each type costs, please scroll to the bottom for samples.
The Optional parts can be filled out for specific requirements or left blank. If you leave something blank, then I will draw whatever I believe looks best.
Type: Required (colored lineart, B&W shaded lineart, painting)
Subject: Required (2 humans, 1 wolf, 4 fish, landscape, etc)
Site Update: March 1, 2012In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: March 1, 20123 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Sometimes when we send Notes on deviantART, we want to reread what we just sent or confirm that it was formatted properly. Now, after sending a Note, you'll be able to view the message that was just sent.
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