Unleash your dark sideIdk if many of you know, but when I was younger I got bullied in school for what I enjoyed, I bring this up because of what recently happen to a kid for liking MLP and being bullied for it, to the point of almost taking his own life.Unleash your dark side3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I hated school and people in general, I know there's no real easy way to handle it and everyone takes things differently.
But I want to encourage those that do have problems to try to your best to vent with your art even if people around you won't listen..
I know it seems silly now and weird. but back when I was bullied and ignored, rocketchu and growlash was how I got out my anger that I felt to the ones that bullied me.
sometimes it can be fun to play the bad guy through art, to get your revenge that way or at lest it helped satisfy my hurt and anger back in high school. I used them to make my art work even better.
Stay strong no matter what, re
PSD TIPSPSD colorations can be a pain in the ass if you don't use them right. Not all images will fit all colorations. And sometimes you don't get the desired results. So how, the hell, are you supposed to know which PSD works for your image?PSD TIPS7 months ago in Personal More Like This
The good news, there are things you can do to get that pain in the ass out. There are things you can do to get the best results possible, and get the best potential out of the coloration. So I put together this list of tips for all PSD coloration users who want better results.
#1 – Use high quality images. Sounds obvious, but it makes a real difference.
#2 – Add a little depth by duplicating the image twice, set the top one to Multiply, and the middle one to Screen. If needed, add more of these layers, and play with the Opacity and Fill.
#3 – Duplicate the image and set the top one to Soft Light. You could also combine that layer with a Gaussian Blur effect (set to about 2.4 - 2.7) and also a S
What needs to be changed IMOSo I was asked a day or so ago to post what my ideas actually were and what my actual concerns were on what could be changed or fixed on dA since all I did was basically pack up and leave. Most people thought it was just because of theft or the admins but it was honestly a combination of a bunch of things really.What needs to be changed IMO3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the 7 things that come to mind:
I apologize in advance for some horrible grammar and misspellings if any appear. It's cold so typing is hard to do, haha! Sorry :I
1. Take actual cases of art theft a bit more seriously.
This seems to be the one most people are on about and yeah, I get pissed off about someone stealing my stuff but what really gets me is how hard it is to resolve the situation. It shouldn't be that hard to get staff members to remove a stolen piece. More so when it's the original artist reporting it.
It doesn't take a genius to review a situation where the works are side by side and compare if they are indeed stolen or flat
Can I take a few moments of your time?I just want to say a few words. Words I've been wanting to say for a while not but haven't had the much-ness or know-how to say; mostly because I didn't want it to come off as just another one of 'those' journal entries. One easily ignored.Can I take a few moments of your time?5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, thank you to all my watchers, followers, and fans. I rarely say 'fans' because to me one would have to be famous to have fans but it seems more or less over the last couple months (or years even) I've become somewhat infamous for all the wrong reasons. More so when it comes to my small circle of friends.
You see, I don't get on easily with others, not online or in real life. More so in real life, mostly out of fear I suppose... But that's neither here nor there. Back on track.
What I'm trying to say is just thank you, for putting up with the crap I've pulled, the misery I've brought on through countless grueling journals about how crap my life is, this, that, and the next thing.
A huge thanks out to those who actuall
50 Mythical Creatures Challenge50 Mythical Creatures Challenge50 Mythical Creatures Challenge3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Challenge made by: :iconhopeakorento:, :icontankero: and :iconagina:
21. Quetzalcoatl (Feathered Serpent)
25. Rainbow serpent
30. Repo (Fox who creates the Aurora Borealis)
34. Swan of the Underworld
38. Mountain troll
39. Nine Tails
40. Snow Queen
49. Water Sprite
Sample Stickers Arrived :D"repost from my tumblr"Sample Stickers Arrived :D1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys, so I got this test sticker I made of one of my Pokemon re-designs. I’m using RedBubble.
I didn’t want to make these available without testing them first, as I’m not used to printing my own artwork. But I’d say that the colors are pretty spot on (compared to the preview image I get)
Only problem is the contours, if you look really closely they’re a bit jagged —can’t have any of that if I sell it. I’m almost 100 percent sure it’s a matter of using the pen tool to make mechanical lines around them as opposed to manually cropping, that means I can’t really make all of them instantly available and I’ll need to release them one by one.
So if you guys are interested, as a few people were, I’ll be making a post when the starters are available.
WINNERS FOR THE FREE COMMISSION RAFFLE ANNOUNCED!!WINNERS FOR THE FREE COMMISSION RAFFLE ANNOUNCED!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My dear friends, thank you so much for the influx of likes and comments here and on my FaceBook fan page.
So here we are!
The winners to be announced are:
350 DA Points go to:
350 DA Points go to:
350 DA Points go to:
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNDDDDD The free Flowy Sketch drawing commission goes to
Thank you everyone who participated in the raffle! I will be making more soon! Thank you all for the support! <3
As the title says, you can now get a chance to win a free "Flowy Sketch" commission by me! The reason for this little raffle is that I recently have begun to become more active on my FaceBook page, in which I frequently upload Work in Progress shots, photos, status/news, travel news, sketches, unreleased artwork and more! Follow me around and get to see exclusive news and WIPs on brand new
You Don't Deserve a DDYou might deserve a Nobel Prize (pluripotent stem cells omg).You Don't Deserve a DD2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
You might deserve an Olympic gold medal.
But you're never, ever going to deserve a Daily Deviation.
neuropls what is this.
Dudes, a DD is a feature, not an award. There's no objective standard that goes 'here you deserve a big prize now.' Hell, it's not even about the artist being a talented young newbie or a curmudgeonly old fart.
It's about the art.
It's about bringing underexposed art to the forefront for a whole day—yeah, as far as features go this one is probably a bigger deal than being in a journal only twenty people click on, but at the end of the day it's still a feature. Nothing wrong with getting excited over it (or peeing yourself or wondering whom you managed to piss off), but it's not exactly resume material.
So now that we've gotten that out of the way…. There's the occasiona
How to become a good artistA. Work hard and learn the basics of drawing (composition, perspective, anatomy / shape, color theory, volume / light, etc.). You can not call yourself an artist who knows, yet does not become so. Ideally, you just have to know these basics, but to master them. And when mastered, will not only knowledgeable, but confident and authoritative artist. This applies not only to beginners but also for advanced and professional artists. Many artists have experienced bottlenecks - for example, one might well draw still-lifes and landscapes, but in knowledge of anatomy and form of the human body can be zero. You can learn a lot by improving their basic skills and knowledge. I just have a weak spot on which to work on.How to become a good artist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Two. Expand your horizons. If you love anime / manga, comic books with superheroes, photo-realism, or any other specific artistic style, and have not tried to apply or not yet discovered other trends, styles, cultures and times of art, you should expand your horizons . The narrow v
THE CREATORS OF AVATAR: TLA EVERYBODY!!!!!!that's all.THE CREATORS OF AVATAR: TLA EVERYBODY!!!!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Train Your Brain ContestTrain Your Brain Contest1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The Art Department with deviantART brings you about the best news any art student could ask for: free tuition!
Through the Train Your Brain Challenge, The Art Department (TAD) is offering a massive number of exclusive scholarship opportunities to members of deviantART. TAD is the best of the best in providing online art education, with a variety of programs taught by world-class faculty. Check out their group, TheArtDept, to watch video tutorials from their faculty!
Submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Make something new or use something you've made in the past!
You could win tuition and travel to one of TAD's programs, a trip to Pixar Studios near San
URGENT - IF YOU OWN ANIMALS (Update)Hi guys,URGENT - IF YOU OWN ANIMALS (Update)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'd like to bring your attention to two very important things that need immediate attention. If you own any exotic animal, or anything other than a cat or dog, this will affect you (some sooner than others). Right now the herp world and the amphibian world are under siege. The FWS, backed by anti-pet groups (PETA & HSUS, etc) are attempting to push through a law that would allow them to arbitrarily add species to the Lacey Act as injurious and ban them, without due process of law, scientific research, or anything of that nature. Literally, they would be able to put whatever they want down, ban it, and it would be law. To put this in perspective - violating the Lacey Act is a felony. Fines, jail time, and your animals destroyed.
If you're unfamiliar with the Lacey Act, the Florida python situation, and how all this affects us reptile keepers, here's a short video that gives you a little histor
Summer FeatureRefresh Your Walls with The Colors of Summer.Summer Feature2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Fine Art Prints
Minecraft Banjo-KazooieHey guys, long time no update.Minecraft Banjo-Kazooie2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to show you Minecraft Banjo-Kazooie: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/322501-remake-banjo-kazooie-project-100pcmacpocketedition/
They rebuild all Banjo-Kazooie and Tooie worlds, playable in Minecraft. Awesome project, really check it out. The videos are breathtaking.
My gifioI don't know why I am doing thisMy gifio1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Odyssey Propulsion 7Odyssey Propulsion 71 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Odyssey Propulsion 7
He who birthed the strange tale into our world with a spurt of kaleidoscopic intergalactic vomit has now decided its end. CliveBarker has chosen his favorite Chapter Eight to bring the multi-imagined Hydra-headed beast of a story to the end. All that remains is Chapter Eight illustration submissions remaining open for the next two weeks. And with the perfect visual, Odyssey II: Propulsion will become another hallmark in deviantART history.
So many writers and artists from around the world contributed amazing gifts of their wildest imaginations, collaborating with each other and offering suggestions and encouragement to
Heatbish's First Perler Bead DeviantArt Giveaway!Hello everyone!Heatbish's First Perler Bead DeviantArt Giveaway!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since I started being more active on DeviantArt, I've gotten a lot of support and love for the work that I do. I humbly appreciate this from the bottom of my heart, so I would like to give back to everyone by doing a small giveaway! Here are the details.
How do I enter?
Just favorite this journal! You don't have to watch me, or comment even. Of course, those are both appreciated -- but for this instance, not necessary.
What's the prize?
One lucky winner will receive a small perler bead art of their choice! They can choose from Pokemon, My Little Pony, Mario, Legend of Zelda, or anything 8-bit that can be beaded out! This comes with the free attachment of your choice -- magnet, necklace, silk cord hang, ornament, or keychain! Or plain. Whatever you'd like! I will even pay the shipping -- including international. So this giveaway is literally for everyone and costs you nothing to enter!~
Contest will end in 1 week, on March 10th, 6:30 PM EST ex
Fisheye Placebo ImagesI saw this awesome Fisheye Placebo music video by Linda Neumann and realized that it would probably be easier for music video editors and language translators to have a textless version of all of the panels so here it is https://www.dropbox.com/sh/84jcondrsylfh82/pVEbp8d1QqFisheye Placebo Images6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to download the images for any class projects, music videos, translations, etc. Please credit and remember that I drew these for everyone to read for free, so do not try to sell or profit from my work in anyway. If I find people charging others for translated versions of this story, or selling copies of my work, I will be very angry ):
That aside, check out the cool video! She did a wonderful job editing everything
Black Rock Shooter THE GAME-English release dates!Black Rock Shooter THE GAME is finally being released in English!Black Rock Shooter THE GAME-English release dates!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
US release date: April 23rd
Europe release date: April 24th
It's coming guys! >w
New old JobStarting this month I will be working again in my old beloved job as a freelance illustrator and painter. There were many factors that this place was pretty awful. The boss had hired me as a designer for his products (specially Shirts). Finally, I had to make calculations the whole day on ancient monitors which flickered so hart that I couldn't see much at the evenings. I didn't make drawing there too, particularly no materials for it were available in the company. Nevertheless, the boss had ideas for drawings,New old Job1 year ago in Personal More Like This
that he want me to draw after work at home. In his opinion I should have done two to three unpaid overtime every day... A week ago, I have terminated my employment and in the interim two more employee have also stopped working there... Currently, I clean out my archive of 2013 and will sell as much as I can to rebound next month.
I'm totally looking forward to the new, old work now!
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Do you like animals besides dogs and cats? HR996Copied from Tikall's journal, I've been passing this around on tumblr. As many of you know, I am a member of the herp community and own several snakes. Believe me when I say these bans are serious. The HSUS is nothing more than a watered down version of PETA - in the end they don't want you to be able to keep any animal, exotic or domestic. Please read the text below, read the links, read up on the situation and then (hopefully) kick off a letter to your congressmen. Every little bit counts.Do you like animals besides dogs and cats? HR9961 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a big deal, guys. This bill can ban everything from betta fish to chinchillas. All of my pets would be on this list, and they're harmless!
CLICK HERE to email your congressmen: http://herpalliance.rallycongress.com/9645/no-on-hr-996-invasive-fish-wildlife-prevention-act/
The text below is pasted to give you a better idea of the nature of this bill:
Send a letter to your congressmen with this form to stand against HR996!
A couple of new storyboardsMORE KORRA NEWS! That's what we all want these days...so we got our wish! Two new storyboards.A couple of new storyboards1 year ago in Personal More Like This
BOLIN EATING RICE!, and jinora
Meelo being MEELO!!!
Also, here is an interview with some storyboard guy from the KRew
KORRA CREW PROFILE: OWEN SULLIVAN
Owen Sullivan joined the crew a while ago as a storyboard revisionist. He worked really hard, quickly adapted to our storyboarding style, and learned our production system so well that we promoted him to assistant director. You can see some of his great storyboard drawings from Book 2 above. I asked him a few questions to give you guys some insight into one of the many talented people we are lucky to have working on Korra, and how he got here.
BK: What is your art education background, formal and/or informal? Are currently taking any classes outside of work?
OS: I originally intended to be a civil engineer, which I went to school for. I never went to any formal art school, but took a lot of classes around Los
Feature: Cities IFeature: Cities I2 years ago in Personal More Like This
City Mist by CalleHoglundberlin friedrichstrasse by Fersy
Arrival at Moscow by bulgphotoNew York at night by Benijamino070413084309 by EntrezSansFrapper
Dublin CP5 by superflyninjaOn the road by Alexandre-BordereauVenting by jonniedeeThe Giants' Alley by VerticalDubai
sternschanze by mtribalVespa 2 by DermooAlley Cat by chrisbucks
Cologne at Night III by HellwegThe Train Station by nprkrTime by CDLush
Copenhagen by SchneltserMan on Wire by paikan07Stockholm I by CalleHoglund
the traveller 3 of 4 by lomby79Rabbit In Your Headlights by DavinAtMidnightupside down by souzou-en-ciel
urban night by ChristianRudatToxic London by Viking-LoveTram 2 by DanNoland
gain of something more by smunHungarian streets III. by realityDreamHungarian streets IV. by realityDream
Montreal at Night - Part 2 by BarbrouteCode 480 by zoctetMy home city Cracovia CracowPL by Tigresa75
Hotel Ukraina in Moscow by inObrASIn Case you want to come Home by BlueColoursOfNatureArchitettura Verticale II by Kevrekidis
In the Air Tonight II by mhzdsgnDowntown Spokane by MattDennie
Need your help!!! Fellow herpers especially!Hey guys,Need your help!!! Fellow herpers especially!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Recently a friend of mine has fallen into a terrible situation where the city he is living in is trying to take away his animals - not because they aren't well cared for, but because a neighbor doesn't think he should own them. I've posted the full story here.
It would mean a TON if you could sign this petition, to show our support as he heads into another meeting with council members tonight.
Please help Thomas Cobb keep his snakes!