Movie studies, do it!!! (contest: BIG prizes.)I'm a sucker for studies lately. I hope I wont bore you all with my studies. If I do, than my excuses, but I tent to make at least 100 of these in 3 months time.
Right now I just uploaded number 5 and I already learned so much about colors, composition and lighting.
Facebook is the first place where I upload these studies, without a title, there people can guess what movie it is from.
The first person with the right answer gets to choose the new movie.
So this contest wont be easy on you guys. But let me lure you in with a great price!
1st place winner will receive:
Elysium- Artbook from Daarken http://www.amazon.com/Elysium-The-Daarken-Mike-Lim/dp/0956817130/refd_sim_b_10
And a feature on my Facebook.
The runner up will receive:
The Art of Assassins Creed III http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Assassins-Creed-III/dp/1781164258/refd_sim_b_1
Contest! + Deadline +NEW more prizes!!!!!+FeatureOk,so it is Contest time (reached the 60 members) and actually the first contest of this group~Contest! + Deadline +NEW more prizes!!!!!+Feature1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Theme: "Dream,Nightmare or Illusion"
Info :You are allowed to draw any fan art character from any manga/anime/video game that was created before 2000 you want.If you are not sure about the anime's/manga's/video game's date please ask us!The theme is that chracter(s) in a dream,nightmare or illusion.It can be anything:romance,comedy,happy times,weird events,scary-bloody situations or anything else you can imagen.Doesn't have to be relevant with the an/ma/vg's plot/story but if it is even better!You can combine nightmare,dream and illusion together in one picture too!
Second Theme: "Something to Remember..."
Info :You are allowed to draw any fan art character from any manga/anime/video game that was created before 2000 you want.If you are not sure about the anime's/manga's/video game's date please ask us!The theme is to draw character(s) that reminds you good times from the pas
Give me thrillers.So, yeah, I'm looking for thrillers, be it book or film. Give me guns, intrigue, politics, spies, feds, and general asskicking. I'm especially interested in indie work. If it's a book, I prefer that it be available for Kindle, or at least easily found in a library. A few words about why you think it's awesome would also be appreciated.Give me thrillers.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Plus contest reminder:
Oh, yeah. Contest reminder:
Select a piece from anywhere in my Books of Lost Knowledge gallery (or any of the subgalleries) and create a derivative work. This can be an illustration, a character sketch, a poem, a short fiction, or whatever else you want to create. (Lol, cosplay?)
This requires no extensive familiarity with the
First Ever Modern Thedas Challenge!After a nice long conversation with :iconMatyrfae: we decided to hold our first contest/challenge for the group! Since I was gone for so long, we've kind of fizzled out and I want to bring life back into this party!First Ever Modern Thedas Challenge!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The contest idea was actually ~Matyrfae's so give her a round of applause for this fantastic concept that she came up with.
Since this group is all about bringing Thedas into modern times, here's what we're asking you to do:
Pick your favorite NPC from the game and show us how they'd react to being thrust into a modern day scenario. Example: how would Sten react if he found himself suddenly in the middle of a busy highway?
Submit your entry into the contest folder.
Prizes will be as follows:
1st prize - 3 month premium membership or equivalent
2nd prize - 1 month premium membership or equivalent
3rd prize - 100
Winners will also receive the prize package from :iconAnotherContestGroup:. If you have an
October Challenge! Anatomy! (SUBMIT!)UPDATE!October Challenge! Anatomy! (SUBMIT!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys! if you participated in this month's challenge submit your work to the Art Activities folder in the gallery!
Welcome to the first of many monthly challenges we'll be holding here at Deviant Academy!
This month we're going to focus on something everyone will -always- need to practice. Anatomy. The human body is incredibly complex and has many different forms. Male, female, young, old, skinny, fat. Then you need to consider perspective, action, and emotion. For this challenge we're going to focus on the basics though. A great way to learn about the human body is to start from the inside and work your way out. Which means skeletal studies, muscle studies, and then finally the skin.
I'm going to break this month into 4 week long periods.
Week 1 - BONES! Get those bone studies done! We're going to study skulls, ribs, pelvis, femurs, and every other bone in the body. You don't need to know the names of all the bones, the point of studying bones
Aphrodite Contest - $1000 and more in prizes!Greetings fellow indie comics fans!!! We are happy to inform you about Deimos Comics' first open concept art contest!Aphrodite Contest - $1000 and more in prizes!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In short as we are holding a concept art competition for the character of the goddess Aphrodite for use in our ancient Greek mythology series, Theoktonia!
In our poll we asked you what would you wish to win the most, in a concept art contest for an established comic. We heard you, we considered your votes, and the best part is, aside the money prizes (1000$), the top winner will actually declare Aphrodite's looks in Theoktonia!
Talk about permanent recognition right?
Actually there is an even better part, the community will decide by voting their favorite concepts! Yay for democracy!
This will by no means be just an illustration contest. All visual media will be accepted, be that 3d art, computer art, traditional art, photography, you name it!
So if you can't draw, grab a camera and cosplay!!
Aphrodite needs no introductions she is the goddess of love and "fun tim
Event One: In Which Winter Outfits Are GivenCatherine: Greetings fellow travelers, now that you've had some time to get accommodated, I believe it is time to get serious! We need to get prepared to go to Aura! Please head down to the Supply building and collect the gear we have kindly supplied for you and then go to the main building for preliminary interviews!Event One: In Which Winter Outfits Are Given2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This event is mandatory although you have an option of doing either the written prompt or the art prompt. You don't have to both but you must do one or the other.
Your character arrives at the supply building and now has to pick out their outdoor gear for when they reach the cold north. What do they pick from all the options there? Please draw and either a finished colored piece or a colored comic of what they do picking their outfit or what they choose to wear. Every outfit must have the following:
1. A winter coat
2. Winter s
KIDNAPPING - CONTEST!Good news everyone!KIDNAPPING - CONTEST!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We have here a new contest! This time about kidnapping
Draw fanart, crossover or OCs in a kidnapping situation. Let them be kidnapped, tied to the chair, beaten for informations OR let them BE a kidnapper, doing this to someone else!
You may use digital, traditional or mixed media, you may also write, make photos or artisan craft if you feel like
NUMBERS OF ENTRIES PER MEMBER:
I prefer ONE PER ONE but it depends on how many entries will there be in total. So for now - max.2 entries per member. According to number of entries I may set a categories later. I also can extend the deadline according to your comments and requests.
I may submit even an old one, it doesn't have to be new and made for the contest only. If you already submitted the artwork you want enter with, tell me - I'll move it to the contest folder myself.
DEADLINE - 30th of June 2012
Submit here http://injuriesaresexy.deviantart.com/gallery/28233381
1. place - 30 points; colo
Book Cover Contest (Updated)Hi Everyone!Book Cover Contest (Updated)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm holding a "Book Cover Contest" for my fanfiction Hope there will be a lot of people taking part in my small contest!
The cover is only the front-side.
Open: 16 March
Deadline: 29 June
Open to the following mediums:
- digital drawing/painting: it can be anime/manga, semi-realistic etc. style
What should be on the cover?: There have been several questions regarding the girl on the cover, so I'll try to describe the details about her.
age: 20 years old
eyes: deep brown , if she use her power her eyes are turning to white
hair: she's got bangs and long dark brown hair to waist
body: a strong but a little bit thin physique, doing martial art and dance
what is she?: witch
power: blue fire
personality: She's friendly. She loves hanging out with her friends. If it comes to fighting she can be serious and gets easily angry and sometimes she takes actions before thinking. She can be very shy if it's about love.
clothes: The story's in the 21th cent
Oh. My. Frickin'. Gods.So... I called a special somebody at work yesterday...Oh. My. Frickin'. Gods.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ladies and... ladies. Alistair is alive and for real. And he lives in Norway.
Tutorial Tuesday: Practice makes PerfectWell on the heals of Thursday'sTutorial Tuesday: Practice makes Perfect2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First Group Competition :)I have decided to go ahead with our first group contest, after receiving positive feedback. Some of the information here will be repeated from my last journal entry, so please excuse that.First Group Competition :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Saoirse’s likeness has been used to reinterpret all kinds of art. She appeared in Pre-Raphaelite-themed photographs in Vogue recently. Then, for the Irish Film Institute Archive Preservation Fund, she was digitally edited into popular Irish films of the past.
Draw, paint or sculpt Saoirse Ronan as the subject of your favorite piece of art or in a movie role you feel she was made for!
This competition is an exercise in imagination, so please do not submit art of her existing or upcoming roles (in Atonement or Byzantium for example) but something entirely new.
I would also like submissions to be made with this competition in mind so that we can fill our gallery with art.
More thoughts on artists getting paid.Every day, there are more and more Craigs List posts seeking "artists" for everything from auto graphics to comic books to corporate logo designs. More people are finding themselves in need of some form of illustrative service.More thoughts on artists getting paid.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But what they're NOT doing, unfortunately, is realizing how rare someone with these particular talents can be.
To those who are "seeking artists", let me ask you; How many people do you know, personally, with the talent and skill to perform the services you need? A dozen? Five? One? none?
More than likely, you don't know any. Otherwise, you wouldn't be posting on craigslist to find them.
And this is not really a surprise.
In this country, there are almost twice as many neurosurgeons as there are professional illustrators. There are eleven times as many certified mechanics. There are SEVENTY times as many people in the IT field.
So, given that they are less rare, and therefore less in demand, would it make sense to ask your mechanic to work on your car for
CONTEST CONTEST YAOI LOVERS UNITEYes, we finally have some group activity!CONTEST CONTEST YAOI LOVERS UNITE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Are you all ready for a contest?
No? Who cares, we're doing it anyway!
This is really easy, all you have to do is do what you love to do:
You must either draw, write, or photograph your favorite yaoi couple (original or fandom, doesn't matter) and submit it into the folder:
-No more than one deviation per member-
Since this is our first contest, there will be no due date. But we recommend everything to be submitted by the end of February 2012.
The winner will get their deviation moved to the Featured folder and advertised here.
Unfortunately, I am unable to give out any Art prizes due to personal matters. This is just something to pass the time and get your name out there.
If you need an extension on the due date, let me know! However, it will not be extended farther than the end of April 2012.
Only Yaoi is accepted.
Any Maturity level i
Calling All San Franciscan / Bay Area Residents!You've probably read briefly in my older journal posts that I wanted to leave Boston and move to San Francisco. Well, back then I just wanted to do that -- but now I'm 95% positive I'm going to be following through on it by sometime around the end of this summer or in the fall.Calling All San Franciscan / Bay Area Residents!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I know I did a journal post last spring asking about recommendations on neighborhoods to consider choosing for living in, how necessary owning a car is (or maybe just a scooter,) etc -- that was sort of thoughtful information gathering -- but by this time, it's coming much more down to the wire so I've been going nuts on trying to learn as much as I can about the city before I go for good. I'm planning on making a little orientation trip to acquaint myself with the city more than the one very short (hours) long trip I had there some 4 years ago.
I'm actually not really going to downplay this part of why I'm contacting all of you now: I only have one family member and maybe one or two friends at the most already
Autism and VaccinesWith April being Autism Awareness Month, I’ve been seeing a lot of Autism-related posts on the internet, several of which claim there is no link between Autism and vaccines. But I disagree, and I’d like everyone to know why.Autism and Vaccines8 months ago in Editorial More Like This
I don’t want to cause trouble, but I cannot stand silently by when there could be children in danger, especially when I may have the ability to help them by speaking up. I myself have mild Autism, and my family and I firmly believe it is due to vaccines. So this is a subject that’s very important to me.
I understand that nobody wants to believe there is a system that is injecting lethal things into our children which can hurt or even kill them. Nobody wants to believe that the government is not only aware of it, but approves it. But it’s the truth, and denying that truth can be very dangerous. I am going to try to give you some proof of this. This is not just my opinion, but actual government website facts.
First, we must understand th
Upcoming: Genre-Switch Contest!Admit it. How many of you read that at "gender-switch"?Upcoming: Genre-Switch Contest!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've figured out the theme for our very first contest: The Genre-Switch Contest! The goal of this is to put your character into a different genre as creatively as possible, adapting their personality and attributes into that genre. For example, if you have a fantasy character you could turn them into a sci-fi character and put them in a sci-fi setting. So instead of using magic, they'd use technology, because that's what their new world dictates, but at the same time they still need to be recognizably the same character. You are free to choose the genre you want. Look to the gallery folders if you want ideas about different genres, but know they aren't the only genres to pick from.
Only one character is allowed per contestant. You can use other OCs as background and secondary characters, but the main focus should be on only one of your characters.
There are two different categories: visual work and literary work. You may submit on
LORE - Classifications of UndeadLORE - Classifications of Undead11 months ago in Settings More Like This
LORE - Basic Classifications of Undead
Undead are a highly varied kind, just as diverse in their tendencies as living people are. Though it may be hard to tell the difference between two primal shambling corpses, they do in fact under tight scrutiny exhibit unique traits on even such an elementary level.
All but the most dangerous and powerful undead still utilize the musculature and skeletal structure of the carcass they animate, and as such, the general size and make of the creature can be a good starting point for evaluating it's strength. But exceptions exist.
The unifying factor with undead is that they all must feed on the living of the race they belonged to, else their bodies decay and eventually they are forced to either revert to death, or transcend to a spectral existence. Some are so limited as to only be capable of feeding on former family members; the life energies are so intricately unique that the undead with their peculiar handle on magic s
It's That Time Again...EDIT: OK! Two things have been edited! The deadline has been extended so that people have plenty of time over the holidays to work on your entries! And also, a new RULE has been added!! ^^It's That Time Again...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, my lovlies - it's contest time again!
I'm sorry it's been so long since anything's been posted! We've all had a lot going on in reality and it's been a very difficult summer for all of us. Well, especially for myself lol! But now I'm back, getting settled and hoping to kick this Group up a notch! So for all of you wonderful people, I have another contest!
This contest will be centered around song. So, you have the chance to make this as wonderfully colourful as you wish.
What You Need To Do
Pick Your Favourite Song of ALL Time
Draw/Write a Piece of Art Dedicated to That Song
It's that simple! You need to find a song that really speaks to you, that always makes you feel something - be that sadness, anger, mirth or humour. Then you need to put
Contest! Win a 12-month premium membership!Hello, hello!Contest! Win a 12-month premium membership!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It has been quite a while, but I'm here again to update
about a fellow member's contest!
:iconrainbowsparklesplz:*Kitsunechann is offering generous prizes such as:iconrainbowsparklesplz:
-12 month premium for 1st place
-6 month premium for 2nd place
-3 month premium for 3rd place
-5 points just for entering!
Please check out her journal for more information and
contact her if you have any questions regarding the contest:
Skills To-Do List 2012- Learn how to paint digitally. I don't really know how to paint digitally, to be honest with you. That is, to straight-up just paint a picture. My work is very reliant on the technical skill of my line art. This causes my art to be colored like an animation cell, never painted. I fill my colors like flats, then apply shading over that. Never any build-up, the line art always remains in the final. When I do paint, it takes a long time, or I lose interest because it's not coming together as quickly as I'd like. Thus, gotta learn more so I can broaden my abilities to work professionally. I'd kill to be able to do half the things I see lots of game industry concept painters pull.Skills To-Do List 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Learn how to choose colors better. You all think I'm good with color, but I've been telling you guys for a while now that I'm really not. I color in primaries, usually using just the default photoshop swatch palette, and not making a lot of mixing on the canvas. My mind breaks stuff down in the wr
Group CompetitionTheme: Hela- Associated SymbolsGroup Competition2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This theme was suggested by *Thorskegga for our first group competition. It sparked my imagination so I thought we could go along with it. Feature the Norse Death Goddess with any of her associated symbols; be they plants, animals, runes, colours or anything else you can think of.
Below are some ideas:
Body Point: Feet
Constellations: Ursa Minor
This is just a starting point; you are not at all restricted to using the symbols featured here. Her symbols vary according to the source material you have gathered your information from. So long as you can trace your chosen symbol to a reasonably reliable website or book that has some plausible connection to Hela, I won’t be too picky.
You can choose any medium: layout design, traditional/ digital painting, short stories/ poet
"Lesbian Fairy Tale Twist-Up" Contest UpThe "Lesbian Fairy Tale Twist-Up" contest is in full swing. For those who don't know, here's what it's all about; we asked you to take a fairy tale and twist it up so there is a lesbian relationship within the main cast."Lesbian Fairy Tale Twist-Up" Contest Up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Etries So Far
1. Entrants must be members of TLC.
2. All entries must be new deviations, uploaded for this contest.
3. Entries must be uploaded between contest start and end dates.
4. There is no minimum word limit but entries should not be more than 3000 words.
5. Your artist’s comments must include that this was written for the “Lesbian Fairy Tale Twist-Up” contest and what fairy tale your entry is based on.
6. As there are younger members of the group, mature content will be accepted, but must be strictly labeled as such. Let’s try to keep it as clean as possible.
7. This should be a given but I guess I’ll make
No Excuses: "I'm Not Good Enough"Well If you're not a professional comic book artist, chances are you're right. As logically if you were good enough you'd be a professional... and so it goes in circles.No Excuses: "I'm Not Good Enough"2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But the fact of the matter is that if your answer to "Why don't you try and make comics?" is "I'm not good enough." Then what you have here is a full fledge Excuse. And if you haven't figured it out by the title of this blog yet, I'm here to force you to stop making excuses and start making comics.
So you're not good enough? So what? So that means you don't even try? What are you Homer Simpson?
Now lets be realistic. You probably really aren't good enough.... right now. If you're reading this blog it means you're interested in becoming a comic artists and you figured following one might give you some tips and tric
LAST CALL FOR CHARACTER CLAIMINGEdit: Right, we got a lot of entrants so tomorrow I will be calling it a day for claims so we can get started Really glad to see so many of you want to take part and I hope to see a few more of you before tomorrow!LAST CALL FOR CHARACTER CLAIMING2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Right, now it's the time to start claiming your characters for the Miss Gotham contest! For a little more info on what the contest is (if you missed it): http://gothamgirlsfc.deviantart.com/journal/Miss-Gotham-2012-Character-Claiming-Tomorrow-299062556
Now you will have to accept some characters are going to be more popular than others when it comes to claiming. So if you want to be part of the contest I recommend that you state your second choices. Even third or fourth choices. Do not be afraid to pick lesser known characters. In the past few years it's been known for lesser known characters to really progress in the contest and even very well-known characters have fallen out in early rounds. If there are any characters that you'd like to suggest for the contest, send me