the importance of failingsOften times i see many artists on all levels expressing their expectations from their current progress and seeing it as they fail. They feel this way because the type of level that is set is not only high but its constantly changing to grow higher even as they are progressing passed levels of artistic skills.the importance of failings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Imagine a horse rider holding a fishing pole with sugar(your artistic level you want to reach) by the end of the string. And you the artist is the horse pursuing it.You are progressing forward but your goal is also being set higher as you progress.
And of course you will never ever reach the level that is constantly changing and i think this is an idea that every eager and striving artist should be comfortable with. To be comfortable with failing.This is not to say that you wont reach new levels , because you will.The levels you set up when you started out are much lower then the levels you set in your current phase.
The tough part is of course to stay on trac
From Basics To BatsHey! So I popped another video of me drawing ol Dark knight emself.From Basics To Bats2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Decided to start with the basic setup of side profile and then drawing the skull, adding skin to make Brucey Boy after, and then lastly...Bats! Anyways, Check it out here>
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Oh! I'll have more stuff coming up of my coloring process, character design, reinterpretation stuff and more. So Stay tuned!!
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Moved (again)Moved to :iconsimulatedspace:Moved (again)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sorry for moving several accounts, I totally forgot about dA for a while and now I'm back. I also realize how I never actually posted anything serious here. But go check out my new profile simulatedspace, I swear I'll be active!! So follow me and whatnot.
Here's some faces for y'all
ProjectPorkchop Vol255ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol2552 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Livestream Contest Winners Announcement!!Contest ThemeLivestream Contest Winners Announcement!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hiii guuyyyss, the stream with the winners will start (: > http://www.livestream.com/blueabyss
We will talk about the reasons why we chose the first places and also mention what other entries really caught our attention.
The recording will be saved and available on the channel, so you guys can watch it later in case you canīt come at that time.
See you there guys <3
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Three 13x19 Prints of your choice offered by either fdasuarez or Newsha-Ghasemi
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the myth about talentMany people are under the assumption many of the high profile artists in the digital art community are mainly good because of talent. This is not completely true(in my opinion). What does make them great is the simple fact of constant and regular practice. But if you still like to cling to the word, then talent is just in other words an ambition and motivation. This word,"talent" has been branded with something that you think is something that can only be inherited and if you dont have it you are doomed to fail. Many people has lost potential careers because of this.the myth about talent2 years ago in Personal More Like This
well folks let me put that myth to rest because i think anyone with ambition and motivation can learn any tool and any skill.And if you are not learning it, it is because you are not working hard enough on it.its simple as that.The practice will open your eyes and you will develop to see things in different ways, once again this has nothing to do with talent. Once your understanding of all the levels of art gets wide
EVE Online: Create A Starship Contest Winners TweetEVE Online: Create A Starship Contest Winners4 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Out of the 15 semi-finalists,
three winners have been chosen for the EVE Online "Create A Starship" contest. Before we show off the
ships that made the top 3, deviantART wants to give a big thank-you to the members of the EVE Online
creative team who picked the intergalactic winners, as well as everyone who participated. CCP has its
own special message about the winners:
"CCP would like to thank deviantART, the dA community, and the EVE community for participating
in this contest. A very cool EVE ship won out of over 3,800 entries. The sheer number of entries was
Random Awesomenes!-Index Blog - Submission rules -Contest Donators - Affiliates news - Legal stock sites problemRandom Awesomenes!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
.EVERYTIME I DECLINED and DON'T EXPLAIN WY, ITS BECAUSE IT WAS IN THE WRONG FOLDER.
Witch Fox by bluekomadori
Tagged!!!!!:iconnimbus2224: Tagged me in her journal. It was a while ago and I totally forgot to do it My bad.Tagged!!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. You must post these rules.
2. Each person must post at least 3 things about themselves in their journal (limit 7)
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create seven new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose 3 or more people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5. Go to their page and tell them you have tagged them.
6. People who tag back can only do this ONCE.
7. Nothing in the tagging section about "you're tagged if you're reading this". You legitimately have to tag 5 people.
1. I do horseback riding
2. I have never in my entire life had short hair It's always been long and I mean LONG
3. I love coffee with a passion
4. I love to write poems
5. All I've been playi
Why not?1. How did you join dA?Why not?9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I clicked things!
2. What does your username have to do with you?
I like clone troopers, and the numbers are
3. What is your current avatar of?
Shinie as a wolf. (I may change it later...)
4. How many watchers do you have, and how many do you watch?
I got 363 watchers. And I watch 1,938 people.
5. Do you have more than one account?
6. Name three of your favorite artists on dA.
nimbus2224 AngelAxexinf PrimeFighterQue
7. What deviant(s) do you admire because of their personality?
nimbus2224 heavenlykunoichi whitelupa AngelAxexinf PrimeFighterQue Halo-Yokoshima chiefmageddon
8. How many deviants do you actually know in reality?
9. Do you comment, fave, or both?
Both....most of the time.
10. What do you typically post on deviantART?
Ponies...And the occasional Star Wars related thing.
11. Do you participate in clubs or contests here on dA?
12. What is your most popular devi
Best way to record yourself drawing digitallyUpdate: Added section about CONVERTING video sessions below.Best way to record yourself drawing digitally4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Quick bit of help here, because I'm not sure if everyone knows the best way to handle this if you want to record your progress while drawing in Photoshop, Manga Studio, Painter, whatever.
IF YOU ARE USING WINDOWSYou may have tried some of the screen recorders out there like CamStudio, FRAPS, or some free ones out there. You may have noticed, or had become frustrated with, the fact that many of these programs cause a significantly huge hit on your system's performance. When you try drawing in Photoshop, your tablet response comes to a screeching halt. Then you find a program that records without impacting your drawing performance -- only to find that the resulting video recorded at about 1 frame every 3 seconds. Then you tried FRAPS, then found out that 4 minutes of video resulted in a 3.2GB file. All of these are less than ideal.
A while back, I searched all over the net for a program that encoded video from my screen
The Handy Resources JournalThis journal will be a collection of images, articles, and guides that I've found handy for drawing. I hope you find them useful, too.The Handy Resources Journal3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please note that this journal is a work in progress. I will add to it when I can and edit where needed.
Jeff-H has created a series of excellent guides for human anatomy. I recommend studying them.
The best piece of artistic advice I've been given when proportioning a human figure is this: The thigh area (from hip [not waist] to knee) is approximately the same length as the torso (hip to shoulder). I see so many humans drawn too short or too tall without the torso to match.
See how short the legs are? http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs50/i/2009/327/a/8/Anime_body_tutorial_pg3_by_lene_x.jpg
Still don't believe me? Bring your knee up to your shoulder and try to keep your back as straight as possible. It should reach about to your collarbone.
Oblivion!Here's the teaser poster I did in collaboration with Universal and Joseph Kosinski for Oblivion! ( And here's the trailer! http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=dQ3Mt9yiz6k )Oblivion!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/oblivion
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 3And now for the dramatic conclusion to the epic trilogy. Heroes will rise, bad habits will fall, in this last chapter we'll discuss how to focus your efforts and learn the most and improve quickly with your studies. If you missed them, click these links for Part One and Part Two. And now for...Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
WISDOM NUMBER THREE!!! Work smart and leave your comfort zone. This part is my qualifier for art school, tutorials, and educational resources in general, because they can be good, but only if you make them good. Once you've gotten in to the habit of drawing consistently, it's important to start being mindful of what you're drawing, how you're drawing it, and why you're drawing it. A key ingredient of success is hard work, but if that work isn't purposeful it might not move you
Star Wars video game wishlistThis is a list of Star Wars video games that I wish would become a reality and would be available to consoles(my PC sucks). Please note, the names given to the games were given by fans. These are my opinions and your own opinions are welcomed.Star Wars video game wishlist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Star Wars: Imperial Commando
The sequel to Star Wars: Republic Commando. I would like it if the story continued on during the Imperial Period where Boss, Scorch, Fixer, and the new guy(who replaced poor Sev) hunt down Jedi who escaped Order 66, as well as the people who help the Jedi and have no love for the Empire. I'd also like it if LucasArts would make the multiplayer a bit more entertaining than Republic Commando's multiplayer which felt very simple.
LEGO Star Wars IIII: The Clone Wars 2
A continuation of the first LEGO Clone Wars game, which would be based on seasons 3 and beyond. We'll probably get it eventually.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed III
This game should continue on from the last game of the series. I want to see what happens aft
Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.Copied directly from the polycount thread:Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FYI My longest post on PC ever. Sorry in advance - OP I hope there's something useful in this for you. I'm back in your thread and giving you my morning before breakfast, is my way of saying ' I care '.
Usually between 1 - 5 NEW students, per day come to me for random pieces of advice. Some from here @ PC , some from Deviant Art - Mostly from Deviant art.
It's always the same questions maybe worded slightly differently and I do my best to answer every single time, every single message. Sometimes I get behind and have to catch up at the end of the week but I do my best.
As well as those, I did 2 10+ question interviews last week, on my time, for students who were still in school. For school essays, papers, projects etc that contain the same questions they always do.
I'm exposed to 'all this' *makes a big circle shape with hands* on a fairly constant basis. Everything that encompasses 'young artists trying to find their way in this scary fucking
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 2Here's the continuation of yesterday's journal discussing the importance of hard work. If you missed it, click here!Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
In part two I'm gonna talk about one of the biggest roadblocks I hear from artists who are having difficulty getting in to good study habits, so without further ado...
WISDOM NUMBER TWO!! Don't wait for perfect weather and stop making excuses. So often I hear things like "I don't want to waste paper" or "I don't know what to draw" or "I haven't found a good tutorial" or "I don't want to study perspective" or any number of things along those lines. I'll be blunt and just put the answer out there now: get over it. If you want to be an artist, you have to do the work, end of story. And with all the time you've spent thinking, wondering, being uncertain, and searching for that magical art secret of power, you could have filled 10 pages in your sketchbook today and inc
guy selling our art on ebay 10/26/14Hey guys, go check out this guyguy selling our art on ebay 10/26/142 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://www.auctiva.com/stores/viewstore2.aspx?id=1786469&page=home&search=space&pageNum=1 he is selling our artwork there, I have found 4 of mine, some from thiagochakal and many others... check him out to see if your artwork is there and report him. Thanks to Karla for bringing this to my attention.
I will be gone for the next couple of weeks to SDCC and the Star Trek Con in Las Vegas. I wont have my computer, only my iPad and it is real difficult to Fave and vote and comment etc. So please be patient with me, as I might not get around to doing anything until after I come back in August. Thanks
As you guys probably know I worked on the Space Art for the visual effects for Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. We were nominated for an Emmy but didn't win. However we were also nominated for Best VFX for an IAWTV Award and last night we won.......
OC Meme Challenge Round 6: The Beskar BrigadeHere's Round Six of the :iconstar-wars-elite: OC Meme Challenge http://star-wars-elite.deviantart.com/journal/OC-Meme-Challenge-Round-6-348004606OC Meme Challenge Round 6: The Beskar Brigade2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This time I'm choosing the Beskar Brigade http://sir-saboteur.deviantart.com/art/37th-Legion-Beskar-Brigade-Clone-Trooper-22BBY-328636163 , and elite Clone Trooper legion from the Clone Wars and their Mandalorian General.
-General Andis Meyer: Mandalorian mercenary and commanding officer of the infamous 37th Legion, aka "Beskar Brigade"
-Captain Jones: ARC Trooper Captain in the Beskar Brigade
-Lieutenant Spencer: ARC Trooper Lieutenant, specializing in heavy weapons and explosives.
-Lieutenant Sharps: ARC Trooper Lieutenant and skilled sniper in the Beskar Brigade.
Andis Meyer Jones, Spencer, and Sharps
1. What are your hobbies?
-Andis: I like hunt artifacts and stones; I also enjoy dueling, cooking, and shooting blasters.
-Jones: I like reading about variou
Some Sci-Fi fav's..Some Sci-Fi fav's..1 year ago in Personal More Like This
LMS - RO redesign by jeffsimpsonkh Fighter by JamesLedgerConcepts
Launch Point by juliedillon Space Wanderer by IanTP NanorobeMicroverse by ShaneGallagher World on Wire by RobShields
ancient astronauts santosky 2013 13 by Santosky ancient astronauts santosky 2013 05 by Santosky Colony by ivanraposo Marooned by TLBKlaus
Robot's Vs Aliens by Joshi38 SF12 Symbiosis 6 by Xantipa2 ancient astronauts santosky 2013 by Santosky Yengh Falconet AEWAC Drone by Xadrik-Xu
Duel Masters: Angel Command by juliedillon OTJ 05 by Apostolon-IAM The Amazing Sky by QAuZ A Quiet Evening IV by Orange-1
Outside my window by teddybearcholla City 2080 by JamesLedgerConcepts Starfighter Hornet by manofallart Light My Night by QAuZ
Thanks for 2,000 Watchers! WinnerEdit July 15Thanks for 2,000 Watchers! Winner2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Winner is *drumroll*
:iconwarriorstaerskye:!!!! Congratulations hun!!
Note me with what you will like, either one bookmark set (either inner or outer senshi) or the print you would be interested from any piece from my gallery
Thank you all for entering, and have a great day!
The list has been updated! if your name is not on the list, please notify me between today and tomorrow before i do the raffle!! winner will be announced on Monday, July 15. so please tell me as soon as possible if you'd like to be added. Thank you!
-EDIT- If I forgot to add your name to the list, please comment below and I'll add you, sometimes it's hard to figure out who faved + commented and who didn't it gets a lil confusing. Also remember this is JUST FOR WATCHERS!!!!!!! thank you darlings <3
;u; th-thank you so much guys! you are all awesome Thank you so much for all the support, faves, comment and visits~ Knowing you guys ar
JUNE: ART FEATURESThese are the featured submissions from the groups UnlimitedAnime-Manga, DrawAnimeArt and Manga-Anime-4ALL for the month of June. Check them out and give them love!JUNE: ART FEATURES7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
And please this journal so that it can reach larger audience, thus giving more exposure to the artists.
All hands on deck by kawacy
Lamp by Reikyourin Fanart - Sankta Alina by fictograph Super Sailor Moon: Moon Crisis, Make Up! by Yinamon
5 Tips On Romance and Love InterestsEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Tips On Romance and Love Interests5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I feel compelled to point out that I dont like the Romance genre at all, namely because I find too many of the protagonists to be bitchy, unrealistic hypocrite shrews. Shipping is serious business for fandoms, but not so much for me: I could care less that Harry got together with Ginny and not Hermione. Thats not to say I dont have and dont write romantic relationships, but I definitely examine it from a Heros Journey POV and really, really try to stay away from the tried-and-true Harlequin cliches. I just thought a disclaimer was in order, since so much of the following is A) the meat and potatoes of the Romance genre, B) subjective, and C) full of those damned if you do, damned i
Once more with feelingSo I've decided to try a contest again. The last one did not go so well. (i never got all my submissions)Once more with feeling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We shall try again! I'm going to have two other judges besides myself. As many people as wanted can enter. I think I'll make the due date sometime in August. the prizes will depend on place.
Here are the detail:
Due Date: August 23
Task: Draw any of my ocs with one of your ocs or someone else. For example: Annabelle and Captain Rex or Angel and Ahsoka or Annabelle with one of your ocs.
Prizes: 1st place: Full body pic/w background of whatever you want. (granted these take me time depending on what you want)
2nd place: Waist down sketch/ background
3rd place: Two custom adoptables of any of my species you want.
I hope a lot of you decide to enter. Leave a comment if you are interested. I'll mark my entrants on