Contest ListHello Wonderful members! I feel we do not inform you enough of the wonderful opportunities out there to showcase your art, and just have fun through the means of participating in a contest!Contest List7 months ago in Personal More Like This
So today we have 3 special super fun exciting contests/projects to inform you of!
Drakaina Anime Fan art contest
The idea is to publish a 2015 calendar featuring the 12 best fan arts from the contest.
Choose from one of three categories; Kawaii/Seinen, Echhi/ Oiroke, Chibi/Mascot
Submit an artwork based on one of those three categories featuring the character 'Drakaina' (full bio on contest page)
Traditional, digital, animation accepted. No photo manipulation.
Soft shade and cell shade are accepted but a combination of both would be ideal, full body artwork preferred but knee high artworks are accepted too.
The full bleed size of the artwork should be as follow 2
CONTEST! [now until August 10th]CONTEST! [now until August 10th]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As the title says, contest time.
Goal? Take something I wrote and reinterpret it into something yours. Aka, I'm giving you an art prompt.
The poem I wrote for this contest can be found in the deviation below:
Entries are to be visual illustrations (comic, digital painting, pencil sketch, etc.). A brief explanation of your interpretation in the artist comments is required as well.
As much as I love them, no written entries will be judged unfortunately! I don't trust in my ability to evaluate literary works enough to work with them in a way needed for a contest - though if you do want to submit a written response anyway, feel free to do so! They just will not be considered, but I'll find them enjoyable anyway and would love to see them.
A winner will be picked based on several things, including (but not limited to) factors like general execution and the impact of your embedd
Oppurtunity to get a commission- CLOSED - WINNERSThanks for your interest ;w;!! <333Oppurtunity to get a commission- CLOSED - WINNERS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The winners on 204 numbers are:
remsellec Calibot GM3Li
PixelCerise x-shadowed-dawn-x musixdixie nebeskaa
Ashourii TakkuNoTori Kiwii-tan Rigune QBpixel
kingkazmathethunderc(he no longer wanted the slot so the new winner is http://pikapaws.deviantart.com/ >u< )
Thank you so much ;w;! <33333
I don't know when I'll open commissions again <333 >u<
The journal is closed
Hi guys >u< <33
Some people advised me to do a sort of "lottery" to pick person who are interested to buy a commission from me!<33
So instead of "First come, first serve", this time I'll pick the winners with www.random.org <333
15 Slots, 1 slot per person >w<!!
For the first time I want to try to open my little commissions style >u
Watcher Raffle (Winners)RAFFLE TIMEWatcher Raffle (Winners)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I recently hit 1000 watchers, and to celebrate this I'm holding a raffle!
There will now be two winners! Good luck to all
24 hours left!
The results from the poll were close, so I'll let the winners choose between:
A waist-up sketch (digital or traditional)
OR A 1-month premium membership
Congratulations to :iconminnasd:MinnaSD and :iconcopperfrost:Copperfrost! Please choose from the prizes about and shoot me a note/comment about what you would like c:
THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!
Japanese 101Konnichiwa Minna san! Watashi wa baka desu! Watashi no shumi wa e wo kaku koto desu! Yoroshiku onegaishimasu! （＾Ｏ＾☆♪Japanese 1012 years ago in Personal More Like This
So okay some of you got jellin of my fine japanese language desu ne.
I thought of why not teach my lovely watchers speak japanese?
Okay let's start with the simple one. If you want your sentence to sound like japanese you need to put 'desu' at the end of each sentences. Now before we start using 'desu' let me tell you first what it means. It would be stupid if you're using the word that you don't know right? Okay the word 'desu' comes from the latin word 'Canius Femina' meaning bitch. For example I love you desu (I love you bitch).. Tehehe kidding aside. Okay the meaning of 'desu' is really hard to explain but basically it's a polite modifier or it can also mean " It is ", "Those are" , or "I am." or whatever.
Now that you know the word desu let's use it in a sentence.
Fuck you desu. V(=^･ω･^= )v
What's bad ... - t-shirts available!I didn't expect so many of you want this calligraphy quote on your t-shirts!What's bad ... - t-shirts available!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
So here you are!
You can buy it HERE
(different sizes, colors, types - for females and males!) here's the examples: https://m1.behance.net/rendition/modules/129998499/hd/8991541dc4786409da9e5432c9bda6ce.jpg
Od course you can still order print of this one here: http://lady2.bigcartel.com/
Stolen art on conventions in PolandYesterday I came back from Otakon convention in Warsaw. As usual I had a small stand together with :icongoku-no-baka: with badges and small prints with our pictures. Sale was pretty ok but I spotted a few really depressing things.Stolen art on conventions in Poland2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all most of stands were just offering stuff with stolen pictures - not only official ones but also from DeviantArt, Pixiv(poor Japanese artist who post their pictures in high resolution), everything printed in low quality on badges, t-shirts, pillow covers etc The sellers were making really big money on it especially when they had low prices(for shitty quality prints), becouse people will buy cheap stuff anyway.
Second thing was a fact that me and Goku were only artists that were still trying to sell their art. It's not like we don't have talented manga-style artists in this country. There are really many of them - even here, on DA. Most of them used to go for conventions with their stands but ones with pictures downloaded from internet "killed" most
STA Mentor's Program: InformationHey everyone!STA Mentor's Program: Information2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly I'd like to ask how everyone is! It's amazing the amount of deviations we've had submitted lately and I hope every one is doing well!
Secondly, thank you to everyone who voted and commented on the latest poll! An overwhelming majority of you voted that yes, you would like to see a mentor program put into place and would like to participate, whether being a mentor, being mentored, or doing both. A lot of you also asked for more information and how it would work, which is what this journal is about. Please realize that nothing has been put into place yet and we are still not sure if we'll be able to pull this off, but we'll see how you guys all feel after reading this.
Before we begin, I would like to make it quite clear that this is a member run thing- meaning that you will get as much as you put into it! If you do not wish to participate, you most certainly do not have to!
How It Works
The mentor program will take peop
Happy we love Misha Collins Day.So yesterday was very interesting.Happy we love Misha Collins Day.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
someone had started a twitter page completely dedicated to Hate for Misha Collins, and trying to get him fired from being Cas on Supernatural.
i know that's disgusting right?
well the SPN fandom has completely turned this around, and now it has become the title of this post.
so go on twitter, go on tumblr, go on facebook, and tell everyone how you've been touched by this amazing man, How he's affected your life, and how much you appreciate him.
all the tags are #welovemishacollins for twitter and tumblr
Misha's twitter is MishaCollins
We Love Misha Collins group page is @WELOVEMISHA
Don't watch Supernatural so don't know who he is or anything about him really?
follow my tumblr http://jen-tamaria.tumblr.com/ i'll be posting misha most of the day (i have to work from 2-5) so come see what it's about.
New Year, New BeginningsThis is late but Happy New Year everyone!New Year, New Beginnings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year!
2012 has been quite tough on me and my family (yep, the problems I've mentioned before just escalated and it's affecting us even more) but we are all looking forward to 2013 with more determination.
All we can do is support each other and try to help our parents.
I got a PS vita for cheap from my bro, but as my Christmas gift he and sis got me 16 GB memory card, P4G and Ragnarok Odyssey. I didn't start P4 yet, but played RO which was quite fun! I am so in love with my vita! I bought FFT:WotL again.. it's like my 4th time playing it. My favourite game of all time~ then later bro got me a 3 month plus account to try it out... FFT was for free there lol But I downloaded Gravity Rush~ I just finished Sound Shapes, it's such a cute game! I'm a classics freak though I just bought Lunar Silver Star Harmony with my PSN gift card from a friend heee
Work wise, nothing has changed. It's starting to affec
Challenge 5 - Music - TOP 5Please check out those awesome works,Challenge 5 - Music - TOP 52 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sorry for taking while to give a result. It was a wonderful but hard time for me to choose top 5 since everyone seems like music theme. We have more entries than usual challenges and actually the most wonderful thing is quality of all entries are growing up. Isn't it amazing? I was so excited to see them all, therefore if you have time, please take a look at whole entries since I am sure you can find several great artists there to watch: http://hellobaby.deviantart.com/favourites/47401935
(BTW, if I miss any entries in the challenge fav folder, please tell me since sometimes I forget to add it in while I am watching them around. Thank you,)
Also look at them make me wish I could choose more, not only top 5. Yeah, it has been a really hard time to pick top 5 only (sorry, I wish I could pick more):
If you didn't make it, please don't be so upset, other challenge
About male anatomy...It's been A TON OF TIMES that I get the same question:About male anatomy...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"How do you draw male anatomy? Could you give me some tips?"
I will be honest: I don't know!! I can tell the way it all started though.
My sister's a doctor, and she bought Sobotta anatomy atlas, drawn by AWESOME doctors and artists. The edition she bought has got two HUGE books full of medical illustrations of bones and muscles, very detailed veins, tendoms, with sections, skinned corpses, etc. I got totally fascinated and I started to study myself but I was not good enough to draw all those things I learnt.
Then, I had one year of anatomy classes at my art studies in the University. My teacher was just BRILLIANT. He really loves human bodies and he gave us the best tips possible (and he likes manga/anime!!). We visited real life corpses so I could understand better how muscle insertions and tendoms worked. Then, the teacher asked us to draw like... 200 works in 9 months. It was CRAZY and I hated him too much. B
Insane Sub-Culture: Kuroko no Basuke in JapanToday after school, I passed by animate on my home way because it's in the usual route that I take on the way back to the train station.Insane Sub-Culture: Kuroko no Basuke in Japan2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There was a long line of young girls SPILLING out from the entrance of ANIMATE (the anime store in Ikebukuro).
THIS, can only mean ONE THING.
KUROKO NO BASUKE GOODS!!!!
So off I go running to queue with them.
I haven't even seen what was being sold but the most RATIONAL thing to do is just fall in line, biotch.
I see that almost EVERYONE in that line had back packs or purses MERCILESSLY decorated with pin buttons, straps, stickers and what not PROFANITY of Kuroko no Basuke DECLARATION OF LOVE.
You can clearly see either who that person is most ADDICTED with or what couple they ship the most.
So when the line started moving and I finally reach the curve towards the entrance, I kind of get a glimpse of what was all the hullabaloo.
None other than.....
The re-release of Kuroko no Basuke Swing # 3 EX. Kiseki no Sedai set.
In this picture you see that ther
Happy 2013!dear friends,Happy 2013!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
thank you for yet another year together. i am always so very thankful for all the support you've been showing me during my time here at dA. it's amazing how we're all brought here by our love for art, be it painting, photography, literature, sculpture, animation or any other form of creativity. and even though we don't always agree on everything, even though we complain about various problems, even though things not always go the way we would like them to, let's not forget that art is our common passion. let's stay positive and creative, inspire and motivate each other. let's do the best we can with our lives and never give up. i wish that this upcoming year will be full of health, love and happiness for all of you. i hope you'll have a lot of reasons to smile. and, to quote mr. Neil Gaiman, one of my favourite writers,
m a k e g o o d a r t
Please read - Thank you so much ^^To everyone who have supported me until now.Please read - Thank you so much ^^2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For all every fav+ comments watched featured and commissions,
Please know that I'm really grateful and there is more than a word to describe this.
I'm sorry that I don't have time to respond much like before.
But I really appreciate it. <3 ^_^
- - -
I'm still working hard to improve and compete with myself.
I've learnt so much from many people I knew recently.
^^ I think we should realize that we are doing what we love and we should be happy.
Please don't compare yourself to anyone but your own.
As long as we are improving from what we were, it means we are closer to the goal.
I wish you all good luck and I hope you are doing well for what you do.
I'm cheering you ! Let's do our best.
Have a good day!
Take care of yourself.
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Commission contact : email@example.com
Women as Sex ObjectsWarning: Imma 'bout to rant.Women as Sex Objects1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First off I'd like to point out that I'm not a raving feminist. I acknowledge that women are not equal in western society (despite corporate efforts that seem to be more about statements and false enthusiasm on the subject rather than actually taking women seriously) and I don't think we will be equal for a long time, if ever. Just how it is. Unfortunate (from the perspective of a woman), but just how it is.
ANYWAY. Here's my rant. I'm really tired of a female character being undermined by her being half nude. Really, really tired of it. And I'm not talking about artistic nudity, I'm talking about ass-cheek flashing skirts, bikini tops and little else (I'm looking at you, Japan).
I love a strong female lead, but they're so rare. Writers find it so hard to create a complex female character; they're either so brave and outspoken that they become butch and unattractive by design, or they're a sex object. A hopeless damsel in distress or someone who can hold th
Cute text faceI was bored so I wanted to post thisCute text face2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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point commissions [CLOSED][COMPLETED]closing commissions in april 24thpoint commissions [CLOSED][COMPLETED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
pixel animated : 40
digital with flat color: 50
Digital Complete color/shading/highlights: 70
Complete color and simple animation: 90
IMPORTANT: every commission have to be paid on the commission widget on my dA profile according of what you want when you pay i'll start working
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Don't Drink the Turpentine!Hello folks! I've been meaning to discuss this topic here for a while, but I always forget! Well, this blog's topic is about dunDUNDUUUUN studio safety! Now I know, I know, the majority of you, myself included, don't have a private studio to work out of. Your studio may be you livingroom, bedroom, basement, or garage, but there are definitely precautions to be aware of while you're madly creating art. Note: none of this information is here to scare you or deter you from making whatever art you like, it's simply here to help you develop safe studio practices.So let's get started shall we?Don't Drink the Turpentine!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This part is specific to those of you who use traditional materials to make your artwork. The supplies we use today are much MUCH safer than those the old master's used, but there are still chemicals and materials you need to be aware of for your own health and well being (as well as those around you). I'll list the materials by
Commission Slots [CLOSED]: Waiting List [CLOSED] Current Commissions (in order)Commission Slots [CLOSED]: Waiting List [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Waiting List (in order):
Every time I open a new batch of commissions, I will contact the first 3 people from the waiting list. This is for people that are not currently ready for a commission but are interested in a future one, or for people that want to get a commission now but the active commission list is full. Either way, the higher up on the list you are the quicker you will be able to get one. To be put on my waiting list, please contact me via DA note. You can remove yourself at anytime.
What is a commission?
A commission is basically a fee you pay for a drawing request. You tell me what you want drawn, and depending on the nature of the picture I will charge a fee for my services.
How will I take commissions?
I will do the commissions in order of payment. Whoever pays first, their commission
Basic Art Elements: LineHerro people! I've been giving this much thought and have decided to include along with our "Common Misconceptions" series a series based in the basic art elements followed by the principals of design. There are seven basic art elements as follows:Basic Art Elements: Line2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The purpose of knowing this list and understanding each element is to help you make good decisions compositionally as well as help you with formal analysis. Formal analysis is an identification of the basic art elements in a work of art which is useful in critique and also understanding the artist's choices in composition. Ideally, a piece that we would call "successful" would have each of the seven elements here present in some way, as well as the principles of design. A lot of our choices in art making can be either arbitrary or intuitive. Neither are inherently bad, but making choices that have a sound base in these elements will help you with some of the compositional conundrums we artists fa
BITCHASS SANDY!We don't get a lot of coverage on Hurricane Sandy here in Australia, like.. we do, but its not as in depth as it should be in my opinion. But I was just reading about it today after talking to TheOkkwardTurtle who unfortunately lived in areas where Sandy came by. But the brave Okky went out into the storm to help peeps in need, the poor boy even got bruises and cuts from this whole deal. I didn't realise the storm was THAT bad, with over 100 deaths now omg.BITCHASS SANDY!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This may sound weird but just a few practical survival tips from Ry, well these are just things I heard but sounds legit.. kinda. I've never actually been in a disaster situation before, well besides from that one time when I broke up with my ex (OH SNAP!) but yeah Um here goes, remember how people say when there is an earthquake you should hide under a table, apparently thats not true anymore, you should actually hide between two strong cupboard/wardrobe, so if the ceiling collapse then you got two strong structure to protect yo
The RulesWhat kind of art can be submitted here?The Rules3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The best examples you may find in the Featured folder. The group does not support photography, photomanipulation and 3D rendering, but you may submit them to our favourites. For further info about the folders just see their descriptions inside.
No sweet pinky things. No abstract (don't confuse abstract with surreal). No cliché gothic pictures like from Victoria Francis. Modernish things and themes - from after 1940's - rather no. In most cases manga won't be accepted either - there are really awesome manga pictures, of course, but it's just everywhere around dA, let's take a little rest from it.
Think of brothers Grimm, think of Discworld, of Tolkien, of Moomins, Lovecraft, Poe, of legends, of the Golden Age of Illustration, of imagination, of some twisted stories and my
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a