So you wanna be a comic book artist?Great rant here from one of my fave artists Ben Caldwell on what skills you need to be a comic book artist.So you wanna be a comic book artist?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Short... sweet.. and to the point.
You can't be a superstar drawing only pin-ups and covers like Adam Hughes unless you pay your dues first.
2DS and Affleck as BatmanGoodness, I go away for a little bit and the whole internet freaks out.2DS and Affleck as Batman2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, like many, I think the Nintendo 2DS is pretty stupid. But where others go on to criticize Nintendo and screaming bloody murder, I chose to just let it slide because the Nintendo 2DS isn't meant for me so I don't really care one way or the other.
See this is the problem I see with people who bitch and moan about Nintendo. They treat every single announcement like it somehow personally affects them, when usually it's an OPTIONAL thing they don't have to even deal with. Remember during the casual vs hardcore wars of the Wii era and people decrying Nintendo for adding the option to let Luigi play a level of NSMBWii if you failed too many times? Brilliant idea that ensures that players that work at it succeed and never see the option, and players that are duly frustrated after dying X number of times are allowed to still proceed but at a cost. But nope, that announcement was treated a
Tutorial - Coloring with Gradient MapsHey guys! it's been a while! Been super busy with some really exciting stuff but that will come later!Tutorial - Coloring with Gradient Maps3 months ago in Personal More Like This
For now, here's a tutorial on how to colorize a greyscale painting using gradient maps, something I do quite often!
Hope you like it
Wonder Woman RebornWonder Woman Reborn3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Wonder Woman Reborn
Supers V Wonder by JoshJ81
The collective fan community sigh of relief that a female director has been chosen to bring the Amazonian Goddess to life on the big screen has been echoing across the web ever since Monday’s announcement that Michelle McClaren had won that coveted crown. Here at DA HQ, we can’t help but imagine what Joss Whedon might have done with the character.
Pray no one involved in the Catwoman movie gets close to it.
Tracing gets you nowhere.I remember when I was a kid, I'd record Saturday morning cartoons, play them back, pause the image, put a piece of paper over the screen and trace my favourite characters.Tracing gets you nowhere.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now this was really hard in the VHS era, because a paused image on a VHS is usually either broken up or shakes so much that you’ll have some kind of fit if you look at it too long, it depended on how cheap and sh*tty your machine was.
But I worked really hard at it, man. I spent ages getting the linework just right, I was so careful, and when I peeled the page from the static cling of the bulbous, cathode ray tube screen, the character looked exactly right on the page. And you wanna know what I took away from that endeavour? What all that effort taught me?
Jack f**king sh*t.
You don’t pick up or develop any skills by tracing. You don’t devise and perfect your own methods by tracing. You do not progress as an artist by tracing. All you get is a loss of credibility, especially in this day and age, bec
dA adds new CSS attributes Skinners! Must read!Okay, as per the latest dA site update found here. CSS coders are now allowed to use 3 more properties to rock their journal skins.dA adds new CSS attributes Skinners! Must read!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The properties are:
Lets see what can we do with these new fancy stuffs!
What does these attributes do?
1) content--> it is used to insert generated content in your HTML (Journal body for DA). Don't worry, don't worry! I'll tell you what is this "generated" content!
2) counter-increment --> it is used to insert numbers (or counters) to sections or sub-sections. I'll explain what "sections" and "sub-sections" are don't worry again!
3) counter-reset --> it is used to reset the counters
All these 3 properties are generally interlinked and are used together. But the "content" property can be used alone and has some cool usage.
'Slendermaid': now a thing.Photos taken within the Fukushima exclusion zone.'Slendermaid': now a thing.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Witnesses describe it as an oily-black creature with either very stunted legs or an actual fish-tail. It strides around on abnormally long arms.
Image drawn by a child in Souma, over 30KM north of Fukushima.
Feel free to post any evidence you may have found yourself in the comments section.
(And by that I mean: doctor your own photos to perpetuate the myth)
Mega ContestI will be doing some fun contests this year and I thought it might be fun to start it off with a Mega Evolution contest. Do me a favor and help spread the word ;3Mega Contest2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Extended deadline 2-28-15
Odrasil, Yukiga, and Valenark form the Myth Trio, three legendary pokemon who's ongoing battle was said to have nearly destroyed Illusia until they were at last separated and placed in a deep slumber. They each await the day when someone will wake them up once again. The person who does so -- will they be able to control their savage rivalry or will they ruin the beautiful land of Illusia as they did before in the mists of legend?
Design a Mega Evolution for these legendary pokemon of Illusia!
There will be three winners -- One winner for Odrasil, one winner for Yukiga, and one winner for Valenark.
You may enter as many times as you like, whether this means yo
Autumn Contest with Money Prize - CLOSED!!!COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED !!Autumn Contest with Money Prize - CLOSED!!!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO TOCK PART ~ I HAS SUCH BEAUTIFUL PIECES OF WORK ENTERED FOR FOR THIS ~ BOTH ON LITRITURE AND ART~ SO THANK YOU
THE VOTING WILL BE DONE BY A POLL SYSTEM
THERE WILL BE A ROUND 1 AND 2 AND THEN THE TOP 3 FROM THEM POLLS WILL GO INTO ROUND 3/ FINAL ROUND
EACH POLL WILL LAST A WEEK SO GET PEOPLE TO HELP VOTE FOR YOU !!
AND GOOD LUCK EVERYONE
EDIT 16th NOVEMBER
You HAVE TILL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO GET THEM IN AND THEM THE POLLS WILL BE GOING UP!
EDIT 11th NOVEMBER
OK YOU HAVE TILL SUNDAY!!
Someone has kindly asked I I could hold it till then as they had some personal matters come up, sorry I made some of you rush ~ so you have till 12 (MIDNIGHT) BRITISH TIME TO GET THEM IN ~ LAST TIME EXTENDING I PROMISE
EDIT - 8th NOVEMBER
IM GIVING YOU TILL MIDNIGHT BRITISH UK TIME AND THEN THATS IT!! DONE!
IF YOU HAVENT GOT YOUR ENTRIES IN BY THE 12th THEN ITS TOUGH LUCK ~
Clearing things upSo recently there has been some drama about the Hetalia models and the "no yaoi" rule. I just wanna clear this up. Only a few of the models are affected by this rule. I found this out by scouring the readmes, using my own knowledge of Japanese and a few professional translators, I came up with a list of models that are and aren't affected:Clearing things up3 years ago in Personal More Like This
America: YES (no R rated stuff)
England: YES (but no R rated stuff)
France/Germany/Austria/Prussia: YES if you follow the English rules (which means you don't edit them) But NO if you follow the Japanese rules.
Hong Kong: YES
China: YES (no R rated)
Norway: YES (no R)
Sealand: YES (no R)
Finland: YES (no R)
Estonia: YES (no R rated)
Russia: YES (no R rated)
N. Italy:YES (no R rated)
S. Italy: YES (no R)
Iceland: YES (no R)
Now to hana's rules. You all may already know that hana included two sets of rules with her models. One was an English readme and the other was Japanese
Studio GhibliA Tokyo based animation studio that needs no introduction! Studio Ghibli is best known for their traditionally animated anime films. It was originally founded by the legendary pair, Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, back in 1985. Ghibli is named after an Italian war plane that was used for scouting, this reflected Miyazaki's love for not only airplanes but also Italy. The name itself means "hot wind blowing through the Sahara Desert".Studio Ghibli2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Takahata and Miyazaki
It was formed after the great success of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, which both Takahata and Miyazaki worked on. Their first feature film hit was Laputa, or some of you may know it as Castle in the Sky. Most of the films that Studio Ghibli produces is by Miyazaki, followed by Takahata, although they have worked with other film producers and directors as well.
Family favourite, My Neighbour Totoro
Walt Disney later acqui
PE: Journal and Gallery SkinsWhat are Journal Skins?PE: Journal and Gallery Skins2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Complete Journal & Gallery CSS
This gallery is for Journal and Gallery skins where the CSS must be downloaded to be used. These days, there aren't as many journal skins being submitted into this category; as installable skins are becoming more and more popular.
Installable Journal Skins
These are journal skins that can be installed for quick use.
fair warning!i want to repeat again , this crap im making aint supposed to be taken too seriously!fair warning!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
it is a pervy erotic love comedy at its best.
sure , i am planning to dispel some misconceptions about bdsm, and relationships in general but bottom line is this. i am drawing this for my own fun. and i suggest you read it for your own entertainment.
it is free fluff, enjoy it for what it is.
reason why i am repeating this is that i have heard about people having such in depth conversations and analysi...whatever the plural of that is...
and i am amazed that they think i even remotely planned that stuff out so far ahead.
i do not... i am writing this completely on the go
pure fact of the matter is this
i got bored and artistically burned out 10 months ago
decided to try and recapture the last time i had the true flame
and apparently that was when i got offered to draw a bdsm fetish comic ,but then another much better offer was presented so i never drew
Site Update: New Beta Features, CollectionsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly 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: New Beta Features, Collections6 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New Beta Tester Features: Site Navigation, Activity Feeds & Status Updates
Three major changes to the way the deviantART works have just been launched to some of our Beta Testers! We’re pleased to announce the beta release of a redesigned site navigation and two entirely new features — Activity Feeds and Status Updates — bringing exciting new options to deviantART’s browsing and sharing experience.
Read more »
Pavel Pukhov P183 - R.I.P.★ You are and will be forever a STAR ★Pavel Pukhov P183 - R.I.P.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"Expressing your opinion is a form of civil defense"
"My mission was to encourage the opposition movement,
to let people know they are not alone in this"
His 'code name' could be mistaken for the name of a rifle: P183.
The covert graffiti artist, often referred to as "the Russian Banksy", has died.
Pavel won recognition as the creator of provocative art works scattered across Moscow
The details and conditions of the "Russian Banksy's" death will not be released,
the production company Pavel worked for, said in the statement.
Preliminary theories, however, rapidly spread online
with people saying that the graffiti
I don't fave watermarks.I’ve harped on about this before and I’m going to do it again…..and again and again…..until people stop doing it.I don't fave watermarks.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I do not fave pictures that have watermarks right across them.
This isn’t me being monumentally arrogant and thinking that I alone faving a piece of work bestows upon it some kind of greatness. This is just me having an artistic eye.
If you’ve slaved to create the most astounding piece of work to have ever graced the galleries of deviantart, something that puts all your peers to shame and will remain a benchmark that others aim to match for years to come…..and then across the middle of it you decide to slap a watermark that you spent 5 minutes farting out: you just f**ked up your artwork. You have added something that detracts from my enjoyment of the piece and I’m not going to fave it.
There are a number of brilliant artists out there who I’m on the verge of unfollowing, simply because it irks me so much to see a
My Worst Tickling EVER!So, last night Germany duked it out with France... and won. My plan was to take my girl home, regardless of outcome, tie her up and tickle her until she went nuts. Thing is, we both drank; she got drunk and I was buzzed long enough to start falling asleep.My Worst Tickling EVER!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
We got back and I decided we should go to sleep instead... there was always time for tickling later and she was tired. Instead, SHE starts tickling ME! She got this evil Asian grin on her face, sat on my back (I was too tired to think anything of it), and she attacked me.
I went hysterical, and tried to cover up and fight her off. Problem is, I'm bigger than her, and was trying really hard not to throw her off. Also, I'm so more incredibly ticklish than I used to be, so the worse it gets the more I just fight - I don't mean to, and wish I could just relax... but it doesn't work that way! So, I suggested that she'd have to tie me up to keep me from hurting her.
She cuffed me to the bed, and things just went much farther than I'd ever
Literary Terminology GuideLit Basics WeekLiterary Terminology Guide8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.
Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.
An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.
A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.
A reference to someth
RosesRoses2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I brought you roses
and came back each day,
to watch them decaying
and tried not to liken them
to your body beneath the earth.
Fave this poem here
Pale by Sarapsys The Mourning Air by catch---22 White Rose by KayleighJune
..RoSe.. by SaRoNeTa Be My Light by Corvinerium Broken by nightshadevalentine English Rose by zemotion grave by zombiholocaust
Most Lamentable Jan by BloodshotInk Broken by valeskamoura Etude: Wilted Rose by BabushkaYaga the rose II by prismes
until by ThisFairyTale Mourning Lace by feavre :thumb151117372: Until You Wake Up by Corvinerium
In this life of pain by PureBlackLove Like a rose by EliseEnchanted :thumb169543223: Knew by IMustBeDead
wilted 7 by crescit-eundo silent by oscarsnapshotter Rose by Flyxer15 Truth of the rose by ensellitis Narcissistic Funeral by Gilraen-Ar-Feiniel
rose by NerySoul The Fallen Rose by Ph0t0-girl Rose by TheDarkRayne Bleeding Rose by CrimsonSunset666
Inner Pain by Afri Midnight Cowboy by two-forty-one -Pain- by HennaLucas Rose by rememberxixlovexyou
New Contest! Anything From ZeldaNew Contest! Anything From Zelda1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So yeah, I got another contest going. This time the goal will be to draw anything from the Zelda universe. You can draw moblins, stalfos, re-dead, poe's, and really whatever, even Link himself, as long as it is from the universe of Zelda.
1st Place Prize will be 1000 points
2nd Place Prize will be 500 points
3rd place Prize will be 250 points
Contest Begins now and ends February 25th
All entries must be new deviations that were specifically created for this contest.
:iconLegendofZeldafanz: :iconToonLinkFans: :iconThe-Undead-Of-Hyrule:
:iconAnotherContestGroup: :iconWeAllLoveLink: :iconOcarina-of-Twilight:
Featured Pictures by
How to embed videos in your DeviantART journalThe DA code.How to embed videos in your DeviantART journal3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Make sure there is no spaces between the / and > at the end of the code!
How to combine the YouTube code and the DA code.
1: So here is a YouTube Video link!
2: This is what you want to look for:
3: You then transfer "H-TxFFJM48I" into the DA code:
And this is how it should look!
Again make sure there is no spaces between the / and > at the end of the code!
How to find the code
Sometimes your code will look like this, hard to find! Well I've highlighted the code so it's easier for you to find!
Here is the screen shot of it.
And sometimes your code will come up without a whole load of numbers and letters following on after it!
So here is a screen shot of it.
The Hideout has been Attacked!Listen up everyone. Our Assassin hideout has been attacked. Your job, is to either have been at the scene, or have come back to see this horrid event already over. There will be two scenarios in effect. No, you do not get to choose your position in these scenarios. Well, some of you don’t. :iconandrosmingfaceplz: but that’s only to make things interesting and more real. Capito?The Hideout has been Attacked!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Please note that I am choosing the position of some of our MOST ACTIVE members in the group. If you are not put into a scenario, pick one, and pick fairly.)
The normal blue sky was streaked with gray as a small cloud of smoke danced up from the entrance of the hideout; that was the first notification of something being wrong... The fire proved to be of no importance to the true damage within. The first thing noticed were the bodies strewn about around and in the smoking hideout. Your brothers and sisters you see more clearly as you approach appear to be still al
JUST MAKE COMICS!I’ve been getting a lot of complaints from people saying they don’t like all the “feminism” and “SJW” messages that I’ve been putting into my comics lately. They want me to just make comics that are fun and don’t have political meanings or messages behind them.JUST MAKE COMICS!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Alright... I can get behind that. I understand that sometimes reiterating yourself on your political points can get a bit tiring, especially when you don’t yourself marinate in social justice issues 24/7. No problem!
Except... I haven’t really been doing that. Like, at all. These are the latest 27 comics and Illustrations I’ve made:
SYAC - BINGO by TomPreston NSYAC - Time After Time by TomPreston NSYAC - Winging It by TomPreston NSYAC - Crafty by TomPreston NSYAC - Dirty Fingers by TomPreston NSYAC - Premature Departure by TomPreston NSYAC - Less Is More by TomPreston NSYAC - Why Ask Why by TomPreston NSYAC - Listening In by TomPreston :thumb46741033
Mini Horror Reviews - Return of the Living DeadMini Horror Reviews - Return of the Living Dead5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In this Issue
The Return of the Living Dead
Return of the Living Dead Cover by colemunrochitty
It's October and the sacred 31 days of Halloween are upon us-time to get your gore on! The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween candy has been out since Labor Day. So while you’re waiting in the Starbucks line for an overpriced double pumpkin spice whatever, pass the time with this year’s scary movies reviews!