TIPS AND ADVICEOver the last few weeks I’ve been getting lots of requests for tips and advice. So I thought instead of answering each one I will give an overall guide to what I’ve learnt over the last year using graphite. And some of the things I’m going to say may sound very obvious but I’m trying to cater for artists of all levels so just ignore the bits you already know (I apologise for how long this is).TIPS AND ADVICE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But before I go on I must point out though, that I am no expert and this is just what I’ve found works for me so may not work for everyone. And I have only really started getting used to using graphite pencils recently, as I had not drawn for 11 years until September 2012. And so I am still learning myself and have only found out what works for me from allot of practising and trial and error. Also I am not going to go into doing skin textures as I’m still learning what works and it’s far too complicated to describe on here.
Firstly you are onl
Twenty under Twenty:icontransparentplz:Twenty under Twenty3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Twenty under Twenty
:iconthefavouriteshowcase: is not just any group that lets you submit your deviations. It strives hard to showcase your art and expose your works in the most unique manner possible.
Here is presenting to you one such unique idea that helps you showcase your beautiful art named "The Invisible".
So what is this?
The Invisible showcases 20 artworks that have less than 20 faves.
All dA members can submit here http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/35008524
Here is our selection to showcase this week:
triangle by Nilooooo Trunk Of Tree by MiriooM
:thumb333034266: Fish 2 by terryBrooks
You'll find all t
HOLIDAY STOCK-O-RAMA! (and CAMERA!):iconstardivplz::iconstardiv2plz::iconstardiv3plz:HOLIDAY STOCK-O-RAMA! (and CAMERA!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
HUGE HOLIDAY STOCK FEATURE!!!!!!!! (Hm. Did I put enough exclamation marks?) Oh well, good enough. This has got to be the most epic feature I've done yet! : D I hope you all enjoy; this will be up until the end of December.
So here are the coolest and most fun holiday stock resources I could find--anything you could ever need for your yuletide creations! From funny to traditional, to religious, it's all here! And so, here I showcase a North Pole-sized bunch of fantastic stock photographers and their relatively unseen stock and resource pictures for use for reference, photomanipulation, and other sundry awesomeness. So please, check these guys out! *** And remember to read the photographers' stock rules--VERY important.*** C:
Oh, and speaking of yuletide con
Disney Villains Mix and Match Book:iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz:Disney Villains Mix and Match Book2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh, the things you find on tumblr! Anyone who also follows The Frollo Society group as well will see the video I posted up, also found from tumblr. I truly do recomend tumblr for those who don't have it already, there is so many goodies from every fandom imaginable on there. News spreads faster on there too.
I had found this on tumblr the other day and it just had me laughing! Eric Goldberg, Disney's Genie animator, created this funny book where you can take the Disney villains such as Frollo, Cruella De Vil, Jafar, the Queen of Hearts, Ursula, Ratcliffe and mix and match their costumes, faces to come up with hilarious results. I had met Eric at a panel up in UCLA. He is a nut, much like Genie, so it's perfectly hilarious that he would create th
400 Points Randomly Rewards ( May 2013 )Contest: Random-Draw ( May 2013 )400 Points Randomly Rewards ( May 2013 )2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First this blog ,
To participate in our Contest Just Join our group .
How does the Contest work :
Every member has one chance in this contest , it means we consider one number for each member , then we use this site: http://www.random.org/ for choosing Random numbers (winners) .
And the numbers that are chosen will be for our random members .
This time we consider 20 winners .
and 20 points rewards for every one .
Our April Randomly Winners .
:iconalben: (number:19233 )
:iconoOKairiSamaOo: (number: 707 )
:iconjalachan: (number: 16543 )
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Ah, it's A Wonderful Cat Life (96 neko) lyricsEDIT:Ah, it's A Wonderful Cat Life (96 neko) lyrics4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You now may find IA: A Realistic Logical Ideologist on Yaaju journal
Kore wa kawaii, len-kun.
maashiro na ke ga totemo suteki ne
konna hoshi ga kage yaku yoru wa
boku to isho ni asobi [yada]
"E e e e e"
Nyansei wa ichido kiri
tanoshimu ga kachi na no desu
kimi wo shibaru kubiwa wa
kamichigitte agemashou [yamero, sawaruna, chikayoru na!]
nora wa saikou NYAN NYAN NYAN♪
sakana kusunete, tapioka nonde
hiruma wa hataraku ningen o
shirime ni yane no ue de yume-utsutsu
kimi mo jiyuu ni unyaan♪
suteki na nakama mo shoukai shimashou
shakai no mado o hiraite
[Keisatsu no kai neko ni natte shimae]
"kawa rerunara kimi ni.... Iya, mushiro kimi o kaitai"
kore wa hentai 96 neko-san "Hāi"
yami no naka me dake ga hikatte'ru
zuibun iki ga arai kedo
ore ni koreijou chikadzuku na [Teei!]
NYANsei wa ichido-kiri
dakara koso kawareru nda
BURANDO kubiwa no kachi g
On Qwertee, art contests, and artist exploitationSo today, I was alerted by some kind fans that a t-shirt design site called Qwertee decided to start selling a design traced off one of my ancient Pokemon fanart drawings. You can read more about it here but what I'd really like to discuss in this journal are the fundamentally problematic aspects of sites like Qwertee. Yes, there's the art theft and the copyright infringement, but those aren't the real issues.On Qwertee, art contests, and artist exploitation1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Basically, Qwertee is a website that makes its profit from a neverending art contest. Users create and submit designs to the website, and the staff pick out the designs that seem most popular and sell them as official t-shirts. The winning artists get a small cut of the profits.
Sounds pretty awesome, right? A chance for nobodies to make it big, right?
The problem is that lots of sites are beginning to operate off this business model. More and more, 'entic
Contest - Can't Turn Back the YearsUPDATE: there is a new end date, in stead of using a fixed date, this contest will be over, when I finish the drawing. I will not post any WIP, so it could be this month, next month, end of this year, next yearContest - Can't Turn Back the Years3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Almost end of the year, time for a new contest. A lot of entries were posted for my last one, and I am at this moment busy at drawing the prices for the 2 winners. So it's a good time for something different and new...
I have been working for about 3 weeks on my new drawing now. Nothing on paper yet, but I have been creating my reference in Photoshop. I call it 'Beauty and the Beast' for now, but that is just a working title.
There is a big difference with my other work. There I just use a photo created by fellow artists on dA. For this one, I had an image in my head that would not be easy to find in a single reference. Therefore I worked for already about 10 hours on creating my own, using multiple sources.
How did I ca
words + inspiration featurewords + inspiration feature11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I hope everyone is going to have/had a good New Year party I'm a loser so I'm going to be here instead of having friends and such .
Small rant: I don't like Facebook or Flickr because you have to scroll down your whole friggin feed to get to everything and sometimes my brain dies before I get there. Soooo here, behance, and 500px are the best in my opinion. fyi I guess .
Morgana le Faye by Art-by-Naschkatze Naiad by artorifreedom Georgia by IgnisFatuusII
Tekken: Lili Rochefort Behind the ScenesFinally posted it! Thank you all for your patience. I hope you enjoy the video!Tekken: Lili Rochefort Behind the Scenes4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Disney Park Frollo Videos:iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz:Disney Park Frollo Videos4 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE-May 14th, 2012: Please check out the interesting discussion about how far Frollo would travel to find Esmeralda on our :iconFresmeFans: group.
Credit for the banner picture to Peter Pan Fan from Flickr
Hello everyone, I hope you all are doing well!
There have been some really interesting HoND performances in Disney parks over the years, more so in Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland. Here are a few that I have found over the years that I think you all will enjoy.
This is from Disneyland Paris, a show called "Disney Classics." It only played for a few years. The Hell
Our Annual Contest is about to begin!:iconthefavouritecontests::iconthefavouritecontest2:Our Annual Contest is about to begin!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello to all members of TheFavouriteShowcase
As usual, as we celebrate our anniversary ( 3 years now) and renewing our Super Group status, the time for our contest has come!
It's the renewal season, after a cold, damp, grey Winter (I know, not in the South Hemisphere - but you continue to have good weather there so you will be with the right mood to participate too).
Let's welcome the Sun, the blue skies, the warm weather with our annual contest "The Colours of Renewal"!
What do I want to see on this 3rd contest?
The same as the previous years:
Vibrant colours! Warming sensations! Brightness! Joy!
Again we are welcoming the Colours of Renewal but renewed to the ones who have participated before.
This time we have "The Thematic Colours of Renewal" and you can participate with Traditional Art, Digital Art and Photography.
Only members can participate, so if you aren't a membe
Art Feature 8 (check for your art!)Here is the 8th journal I'm making to showcase some art that I think deserve more recognition or I just want other people to see. These people put a lot of time and care into their work and deserve to be appreciated. I'm doing these features once every few weeks or so, especially with all the positive reactions I'm getting from them. (:Art Feature 8 (check for your art!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Exillior inspired by martucia :thumb153876072: Henna Tattoo Tutorial by FaMz henna wedding-my henna by iejhajha Henna and dots by cydienne Henna Inspired Nails by complimentarymints Mehendi by SolidadOfTheStars
A Peregrine Falcon by GreyCorbie Icanoegraphic: The Dumoine by dwaynerjames Tidings of Joy by DawnstarW Kitty and the Beanstalk by RachelCurtis Cold hearted by Rowie-Ann :thumb172645646: Apple and Wine by pyr0s Happy Birthday Biranka! by cunisme The party... by maroe Cosmos Flowers by Alina-Kurbiel Another one of the cats by LeenZuydgeest Searching for a Meal by spiderlady Bryn Athyn Castle Painting by RaitoChiRin Rose - watercolor by orple +Happy Halloween+ by Enijoi Chris Colfer watercolor by mssirpercy Zdbice w miniaturach by modliszqa
Manarola Cinque Terre by GriffinPhantom tree of my life by Evilpainter Mash(The River and the Sky) ~ Acrylic painting by MuArtGL :th
EYE CONTEST 500 points+original drawing EXTENDED! Edit 02.07EYE CONTEST 500 points+original drawing EXTENDED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Because some people asked, I'm extending the contest a little. The new end date for this contest is now July 15
Just a few days left of the contest, guys!
Just a little reminder. There's now one month left of this contest
Please fave/share this journal, to help spread the word
Hello lovely deviants!
It's contest time!
I'm going to be holding a little contest here. It's going to last until 1. July 2014
As some of you may have realised by now; I love eyes! So, I want to spread this love, by helping you see
(pun totally intended)the light.
So what is this contest about?!
DRAWING EYES! ..or painting
Basically anything that is traditional, no photomanipulation or digital art.
I'm going to be a little more specific here. I have some eye images in my stock folder: http://acjub.deviantart.com/gallery/40451955 . I want you to use any one
Love is Giving !Love Is Giving !!Love is Giving !2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here Are Some Artworks
In B&W That To Me Represent
The Glory Of Love , Beauty and Life !
Let's Give Some Love
1. "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
― Charles Dickens
2. "Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. "
― Elinor Glyn
3. "Only when you give from the heart does it make the giving whole."
― Stephen Richards
4. "Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."
― Albert Ei
Get Inspired! Do Not Be Discouraged!This journal is a reflection of my thoughts and experiences from the past several months. It's for anyone who is currently looking into hobbies or careers, not just art.Get Inspired! Do Not Be Discouraged!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
During my time as an artist, I get comments from people telling me that I have Inspired them to draw. I love that, I really love it when someone tells me that they started drawing because of my own work. It feels good knowing my work has that ability to provoke action in others. However, lately I had some close friends and associates get discouraged...to the point where they stop their strive altogether, because of my work. This isn't speculation, it's direct information from the source. It's disheartening to see that happen, so if you are feeling the same way, please take note of the rest of this journal.
Don't strive for popularity.
This seems to be the root for the majority of problems I've seen. I've seen many beginners start drawing expecting a large amount of watchers and comments to happ
What Jesus Said About Homosexual Acts (SSS)Another year, another October, another "Spirit Day"...which means another seemly annual Spirit Day Special. This time, I'll be tackling a topic that, once again, goes completely over the heads of most people. Anyway, fasten your seat belts, it's either going to be a bumpy ride...or incredibly boring for those disinterested (why are you even reading this then? XD)What Jesus Said About Homosexual Acts (SSS)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We already know that, in the Bible, homosexual acts are spoken of in a more than negative tone numerous times in the Bible, both in the Old and New Testament. The most commonly known and referenced verses are the following:
"Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable." - Leviticus 18:22
"If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads." - Leviticus 20:13
"Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor a
Who Am I?I ask myself this question all the time...who am I? Why am I here? For what purpose was I created? I would be lying to you if I said I've had no doubts about my life...I have doubts all the time. Then, I am lovingly and gently reminded by the Living God of just why I was created in the first place...of why He saw fit to bring me into this world.Who Am I?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have dreams...doesn't everyone? I want to own a beautiful house way up in the mountains where I can hunt on my own property and enjoy God's beautiful creation. I want to have horses and dogs...maybe a husband (but no kids!). And maybe God will bless me and give me my heart's desires. But you know what I desire the most? Glorifying my God and Savior. How do you glorify God?
With your life. When God asked me if I wanted to lay everything aside and take up my cross and follow Him...I hesitated. I had a feeling that if I said "Yes"...my life would never be the same again. I would know hardships, persecutions, hatred...scorn...but I knew also that
70 points raffle CLOSEDhad to close it one day earlier cause i won't be able to use the computer tomorrow. :c70 points raffle CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
just a 70 raffle to celebrate the end of christmas if i get less than 20 participants points will be reduced to 50
- 70 from whiteratty
- a special surprise (with a twist only if you're a watcher before 40. any watchers beyond that is NOT COUNTED)
- this journal by clicking on that hugeass +fav button on the right
- advertise this giveaway; spread the word (now optional, but this gets you an additional entry which means more chances of winning as you will be entered 2 times)
- comment "done" (and the link to your journal once you have done the above)
raffle will end on 1 janauary 2012. i will do a join.me later that night to announce the winner, so please come!!
have a lovely day :iconwave-uplz:
'Winter is Coming' Contest!Hello everyone'Winter is Coming' Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the official journal for
Winter is Coming contest
Contest deadline: December 1st
The subject of this contest is ”Winter is Coming”. We are not looking for “Game of Thrones” themed fan art, We want you to take the phrase and turn it into a piece of art created original from you.
This contest allows media such as:
How to participate?
In order to participate you only have to this journal.
Post your entry to deviantart, link back to this journal entry in the artists comments, and send the group a note with the subject:
"Winter is Coming Contest"
including a link (Do not send a thumbnail) to your deviation.
When we have receive your note, we will put your entry in the contest folder.
All entries can be found here:
LOCK PICK'S RANT SESSION:icontso1:I hardly ever bitch about anything, but today my mood is dialed down enough to do so. Earlier today I was browsing the Internet- typical of the today's routine- and had come across some phenomenal masterpieces as well as some potentially filled candidates- that always have at least one retarded remark, simply to either dig skin or because they have some stupid personal vendetta. 'Your work sucks lolol..' Or 'your anatomy is horribly off, it looks like a backwards cow...' Etc. the latter is hardly a critique and the former is clearly an insult, and by far the humorous part of the whole ordeal is nearly everyone who posts such a comment has a blank page, or is narrowly skilled in comparison.LOCK PICK'S RANT SESSION3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are plenty of people I may not care for, but it's not worth my effort to go out of my way to argue a point, but even so, I can still respect them as a skilled or aspiring artist.
Art is creative, inspiring and supposed to be fun. Within an art community you would feel you'd be right a
350 POINT GIVEAWAY BY ME!!!! CLOSEDREAD CAREFULLY350 POINT GIVEAWAY BY ME!!!! CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
-EDIT- the end date is now September 15th instead of october.
Hello people! ^_^ I have some excess points I've been thinking about lately, and I decided that I would hold a free point give away! It's pretty simple, and I only ask 3 things of you!
1.) FAV THIS JOURNAL: This is how I'm going to be choosing the winner so... yeah, it's important.
2.) MAKE A JOURNAL about this journal. After, post a comment here with a link to your journal. This is for advertising of course ^_^
2.) WATCH ME!!! This is just for me, really. I love when people watch me (perv?) and I offer free things exclusively to my watchers every month, so it may be worth it anyways
First Place: 250
Second Place: 75
Third Place: 25
CHOOSING THE WINNER: The winner will be chosen by going to Random.org and using the random sequence generator to provide me with 3 numbers which will be the winners. If you haven't noticed, all those that fav something are put in numerical order and ca
DAiCON UCDavisHey guys!DAiCON UCDavis3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will be at DAiCON UCDavis this Saturday May 4th, 2013 in the Artist Alley. Like always, I will be selling prints and my book If you live around the area, or is a UCDavis student, come by and say hi! http://davisanimecon.org/index.html
In other news, I will also be at Fanime, but the Fanime staff has banned me from selling my book in the Artist Alley because it wasn't technically self published. That means if you want to grab a copy of 1000 Words in a N California convention, Fanime is not the con for that. I will be selling the book at DAiCON as mentioned above, and also at Kintoki-con, and Anime Expo.
See you there!
did you know...Did you know Saunders has his own fan club?did you know...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
HaloGamesFan and FoxeeLaLa made one for him, which to me was a really cool surprise..! It's very flattering to see my character getting so much love, and even a fan club, so that's really cool
And Saunders himself would probably be very surprised too to know about it ;D I bet he'd be all "what, a FAN CLUB, for ME?? what, why me? I'm not special... am I? Well, it's very nice of them anyways, that's for sure.. *tries to hide that he's blushing* "
here's the link to the fan club, if anyone wants to join
http://saundersfanclub.deviantart.com/ / :iconsaundersfanclub: