Difference between selling Art and selling MeatGreetings Ryceballs. Today I am gonna be talking about the differences between selling art and selling meat.Difference between selling Art and selling Meat1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It is absolutely fascinating how different the two can be! :iconyoudontsayplz: ... Well first of all, an artist likes their work to be appreciated and let the audience see for themselves whether they want to buy their artwork or not. While a butcher (ESPECIALLY ASIAN ONES LIKE THE ONE IN THE ARTWORK) only cares about selling the meat and making the profit, they have no sentimental feelings towards what they are selling, because if they do then there won't be any meat to sell right? One of the main rule of a butcher is to have no emotional attachment towards the animals, because they know sooner or later the animal needs to be chopped up. Well what about artists? Well they put their blood, sweat and tears into their artwork to make it as pretty as possible, all in hopes that the audiences would enjoy their art as much as the artist enjoy making them. NOW here's the thing thoug
Tomorrow, is the first blank page.......of a 365 page book. Write a good one.Tomorrow, is the first blank page....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Every year is like a chapter of our lives.
The object of a new year is not a celebration of a new year, nor having a new number displaying in our callendar but it is where we should have a new soul.
To sit down and think over how to improve up our lives.
Also is not a day to cry out loudly how our past year was unsuccessful and impatiently wait when it will be over, start a new, but to learn who we are and how we can move forward.
I'm not here to wish a good New Year Eve since it's not the only day which will decide how our new year will be like… however what I truly wish you guys lots of joy for every day for this year, as well for next year- regardless what is the day or what's happening. Every day is a miracle and a proof of our existence.
Smile to yourself while looking at your image reflected by mirror and don't be shy to say "I love you" to yourself. And lots of love to all livings forms, animals and nature and less interest to mater
Being Critical =/= HateLooks like I need to remind people about this again, as yesterday I got several comments in a row from people who assumed that me being critical about something automatically translated into me outright hating it. I don't know how to stress this enough but that's not the case... You can be critical of stuff you like and not hate it. I don't know why our culture tries so hard to force everything into such black and white terms but come on guys, really... being critical and smart about what you love doesn't mean you hate it.Being Critical =/= Hate1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Take the Dragon's Crown comic, for example, in which I was critical of the Sorceress's design. From that someone hypothesized that I must HATE the game, and that's farthest from the truth. I know full well that Vanillaware is an amazing studio and they do fantastic work. One of my favorite games of theirs is Muramasa the Demon Blade. Dragon's Crown has scored really highly and it's most definitely worth your money to buy/download it if you can. BUT... I can still be
Art and expectationsDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and expectations6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There are times when having way too low or way too high expectations can lead to bad results and have a negative impact on things that we do and how we feel.. but how to deal with this problem? How to achieve the perfect balance that would help us in our creative journey? Here are my thoughts about the topic, that I hope might be helpful for you.
Too low expectations
When you think that you're not good enough, that you lack the skill, talent that other artists have, being afraid of failing and overthinking all the time. But all those things do only harm - stopping you from actually doing the work, even though you may think that you are not able to do that, it doesn't mean that it's true. You'll never know if you won't try.
It's so easy to find all those excuses, but it takes a lot of persistence to not let doubts and low self-esteem stand in our way. We all are humble and we all have flaws.
Selfies vs. Self-PortraitsI don't think people understand the difference between a self-portrait and a 'selfie'.Selfies vs. Self-Portraits1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've been taking photos of myself ever since I got into photography. Actually, I remember the day I took my first self-portrait. I had always been a landscape/ nature photographer, and I had woken up one Saturday morning with the intention of going to the woods to take some nature shots. But it was pouring out and my mom, being afraid that I'd get sick in the rain, insisted that I stayed in. I listened, but I still wanted to take photos.
So I decided to take some photos of myself.
Portraiture had always intimidated me because I felt that there were elements in it beyond my comprehension. With landscapes, if I saw a pretty scene, I would just photograph it. That came natural to me. But when it came to photographing a face/ body, suddenly I had to worry about the way the light was hitting the face and if it was the right angle for the model.
But lo and behold, I enjoyed taking self-portraits that Satur
200 ART FEATURESOur group UnlimitedAnime-Manga has reached 200k pageviews!200 ART FEATURES6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So featured here are 200 works from the members! Check them out & give them love!
And please this journal so it can reach larger audience, thus giving more exposure to the artists.
Kiki and Jiji by ArtfulVoyage Fate- Attack on Titan/Shingeki no kyojin by To-Ka-Ro Happy Birthday, Apollo 11 by Friendist
anxietyFirst of all.. I didn't expect to gain so much appreciation over this piece.anxiety3 years ago in Personal More Like This
From all over people have expressed how they feel about it. People have gone into large detail on what they like about this.
I want to talk about anxiety in general and how the image came about.
3 years ago I was hit hard by the disorder. It was so bad I got suicidal at points. Not the attention starving kind. Seriously contemplating it. Life was hell.
To someone who hasn't experienced it. I'll try and describe it from my own experience and point of view.
At any random point in the day I can get these attacks. During these attacks I'm overwhelmed with the feeling of imminent death. No rational thinking can erase the thought or feeling. Imagine having a gun held to your head. And you know it's going to go off. You just don't know when. That's what happens when I experience an attack.
I get these daily.
I hide it well from people around me. By just walking away. Or keeping to myself a lot.
How did this affect my
Binary tool eraser for Paint Tool SAII get asked this quite a few times, and sometimes I see people trying to use the regular eraser to erase pixel lines in SAI. There is a way to make a binary tool eraser, which will make your life tons easier and keep your lineart and shading looking sharp!Binary tool eraser for Paint Tool SAI3 years ago in Personal More Like This
After I did this, it was a lot easier to do pixels, especially when I shade. I build up layers and multiply them and erase away highlights.
I just thought I should post this for those who wanted to know!
Happy Asexual Awareness Week!Happy Asexual Awareness Week!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's that time of year again! This week is Asexual Awareness Week, all about, well, spreading awareness of asexuality. Asexuality is a sexual orientation that's characterized by a lack of sexual attraction. It's a huge, diverse, and often confusing orientation. If you're unfamiliar with it, you can read about the basics here! SemiHipster also has a great journal entry about it here!
If you have any questions you'd like to ask about asexuality or sexual orientation, feel free to comment here or ask questions anonymously on my srsbzns Tumblr. I'm no expert but I'll do my best to explain things and/or point you to helpful resources. You can also read
My deviantART StoryOh gosh, I didn't think I was going to do this, but apparently, yes, yes I am.My deviantART Story6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
//jumps on the bandwagon
I heard there was a badge, okay?
First Account: 2011-2012
I joined deviantART on this account first, actually, though i only posted on another account I made soon after, Amzy-luv-ikuto
(Feel free to look through and shake your head at how bad my old art was)
Who would've thought, my first deviation was using a base and mouse (so basically, terrible)
This was made about 3-4 years ago, and I still cringe when I see it.
Anyway, back then, I was all about using bases, recreating art from references--
--and just generally trying to get better, I guess?
I also created my OCs about 4-5 years ago, and the only two that survived were Anna-lee and Caisey.
Over the years they've had a serious revamp. You can hardly tell that they were the same OC once.
In this year, I
I can make an otome game out of my dreams...[NEW ROUTE ADDED!] *scroll down to read*I can make an otome game out of my dreams...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Route 1: Last two nights I've been having some interesting dreams.
In my first dream, I was just walking down some street and out of nowhere this guy appears and shamelessly puts his arm around my shoulders and we keep walking and my reaction was "OI, HOW DARE Y-..." *glances up to the guy* OMG, HE'S SO CUTE!!!...I don't trust you cute guy, but you're cute, so I'll forgive you. He was tall, asian, black hair, he looked like some k-pop star, wearing a simple white tank top and that smirk on his face uuuugh asdfghjkl; I asked him tons of questions but he didn't say anything, he was just smirking and being cute, he told me his name, but it sounded so ridicules that I assumed he was lying. Mystery type. Then he led me into some cafe where I met his sister and he disappeared QAQ But it was a cafe full of kitties so I was like "wait a sec...did he just turn into a cat?!" and aaaaa, that's
how to be illustrator,without starvationHello everyone.how to be illustrator,without starvation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i would like to sharing some tips from my knowledge and this is entry I wrote in my site illustcourse.com which I decide to sharing here also.
I've ever being freelance illustrator for 2 years and half before I take the leap to be entrepreneur path for almost 3 years,so I would like to sharing what I had learnt.If you asking me,how about income in freelancing path,I would like to said it's OK.It's not making you get rich quick in this path but compare working hour with income I think it's quite decent.If you working hard,you will gaining more but I would like to said if you want sustainable path.You need to develop your own product,because it make you didn't have to depend on freelance job which you didn't know whether it will run dry.
It's good that I live in Thailand also.If you can relocate to some place with lower living cost.You may consider to do so because it saving you a lot of money in a long run.
and this entry I would like to sharing tips how to become illust
to everyone in the world who earns online(taken from Naniiebim's IB blog to spread the word~ more artists need to know about this proposed law from the EU)to everyone in the world who earns online1 month ago in Personal More Like This
****On Jan 1, 2015 new EU VAT (consumer tax) regulations mean that any business selling digital services/products to EU customers must charge tax at the local rate for the purchaser’s country. A USA business must determine & verify the purchaser’s country, store their personal details for 10 years, & establish, charge and remit to that country’s authorities the appropriate VAT. There is no minimum threshold to exclude micro businesses. Not only is the procedure, bureaucracy & changes to website payment processing too onerous & expensive for some businesses to absorb while remaining viable, but the regulations are inadequately detailed, poorly explained & may be applied differently in separate EU countries.****
Published Date: Dec 22, 2014
this will affect many artists on DA, and the world over, please spread the wo
Bright Blog #4I don't have words, i only have an imageBright Blog #45 months ago in Personal More Like This
There's still hope, wherever you look. even in the darkest hours, there's hope.
also we apologize for the lack of activity, i'll post another blog later reorganizing things
dAy-Brighteners admin team
HWS: Medieval Women Warriors Artbook - What is it?Hi Guys!HWS: Medieval Women Warriors Artbook - What is it?3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you are all doing well and that the weather is fine wherever you are! I am just going to dedicate this page in regards to the upcoming Art-book that I am working on which compiles the drawings I have made (and will be making) in the Historically Wrong Sketch Series: Medieval Series
What is a Historically Wrong Sketch Series?
Historically Wrong Sketch Series, or the HWS Series, is basically a collection of drawings, which aims to portray women warriors drawn in historically inspired attires and armors from various historical era with my personal stylistic elements, anachronism and (in)accuracies, which makes t
free requests [on hold]Edit: Requests are on hold until I'm close to finishing the ones I have lined up now [at the max 2 weeks] please do keep in mind I am still attending school for the next 5 1/2(?) weeks.free requests [on hold]6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be taking a few requests. Just link a [image] ref of your character and I'll decide if I want to draw it or not.
depending on my mood and your character will decide what style of chibi, [or possibly slightly more human looking] it will be done in.
one image can take me 1 day to 2 weeks [will be same quality as my usual art]
1) Stop-wasting-time - http://fav.me/d7r8ern, http://fav.me/d7s8gig -
2) land24 - http://fav.me/d7vb4qa -
Site Update: DMCA Reporting, Multiple UploadsIn 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: DMCA Reporting, Multiple Uploads2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Improved DMCA Reporting System
DeviantART is dedicated to protecting our artists, and in an effort to be able to more quickly handle complaints by deviants who have had their rights infringed on, we have changed the way we receive complaints from the artist or the copyright holder.
We have now enabled artists and copyright holders to file DMCA takedown requests through an easy to use form. The DMCA is a formal notice and takedown system for copyright owners. It is not an arbitrary set of rules created by deviantART; it is a legal process which is respected the world o
Hey you!Yes,I am talking to you!-UPDATE-Hey you!Yes,I am talking to you!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just fixed some grammar mistakes xD.Oh,and if you want to repost my journal,go ahead! It would be nice see people spreading the word! Remember to credit me for the original!Hehe!xD
Do you know someone that is an amazing artist and he/she doesn't like the own art?
Its normal to see people like that nowadays.If you are that kind of person,stop that right now!You are amazing dude!Everyone has a talent but it takes time to you see it by yourself!
Some people have facility to improve and others don't. This doesn't mean that the people that don't have facility won't become amazing artists!Work hard.Thats what they have to do. When they work hard and hard,practice everyday,they will win more and more skills that they didn't have before!They might not see it in the moment,but others see.
Your support can change everything. If you stop a minute of your day to see a deviation,commenting there, you can make someone really happy.
Binary HatredRemember when I was posting some journals about artist taboos and I had a couple more to talk about? Here's one of them, though it doesn't just relate to artists it's just kinda an all around taboo I wish would end.Binary Hatred1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Perceived Rivalry Hatred
Basically it works like this: You say you dislike something and immediately get attacked by people who either defend the thing you said you disliked, or accuse you of being a supporter of it's supposed rival (whether this has any basis in reality or not). It also works on things you like, things you're indifferent to, or anything really. EVERYTHING has a supposed default rival. Movies, TV, Video Games, Ideologies, Words, Phrases, etc. Everything.
Say you're an atheist? Automatically means you hate all Christians.
Say you like the X-Box 360? Automatically means you hate Sony.
Say you like the PS3? Automatically means you hate Microsoft.
You liked a Marvel movie? Guys you hate the DC stuff.
You like Chocolate Ice Creme? Fuck you and your vanilla bias!
OR/AS Hype: Cool EntriesPost-contest things have been... interesting. DA and Tumblr both seemed hell-bent on devouring any messages I sent out, then DA went down completely. I've been mailing out prizes this week, but some slight defects in pendants means I have to redo a bunch so they'll be shipped out later than expected. I also have to reroll a few giveaway winners who apparently aren't checking their mail. I'm not in the best of health right now so I've been responding to people slowly and all the holdups have been really draining and discouraging. (I just want it all to be over, haha.) But, it's coming along and hopefully everyone should get their prizes soon!OR/AS Hype: Cool Entries2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, this journal is dedicated to a few really cool entries that weren't picked as winners but were so awesome/creative that I couldn't let them go without giving them a slice of the limelight.
Theawesomediea was the only entrant to submit a VIDEO entry. Click the
I don't do free art, so I'm suck. New Reaction. MAIN ACCOUNT :iconangedecristal: :iconangieruby: MATURE&SEXY ACCOUNTI don't do free art, so I'm suck. New Reaction.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Vous aimez le RP ? Jetez un oeil :
Ok... This person have reacted to this journal :
"Thank you bitch,you censored my photo ,gonna block your pugly dugly FACE"
It's really sad.
I let her anonymous 'cause I don't want haters
Giveaway Time! CLOSEDImportant Update:Giveaway Time! CLOSED3 months ago in Personal More Like This
SO many people are entering this giveaway! Telling the truth I never expected more than 40, absolutely not over 130 and counting! O___O This of course make me super happy! I really cant tell you how much it mean. Thank you all who have watched me, faved, spread the word and more!
And because of this I feel that 1 winner isnt enough. I must totally give more people a chance to win, therefore instead of 1 winner, there will now be 3! 3 people now have the chance to be the lucky winners of one Wolf Masked each!
And of course I will pay the shipping cost for all of them!
I really wish I could give a prize to all of you, you deserve it like nothing else! But that would leave me making Wolf Masked for one year to come. XD I hope you still understand how friggin amazing you are! THANK YOU!!!
I just checked my stats and realized Ive got over 2500 watchers
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.Respect Yourself2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist AnnouncementIn the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest, we challenged you to channel your most frightening childhood memory, and the entries were truly terrifying!MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist Announcement2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
These 25 hair-raising deviations sent a chill down our judges' spines, and have been chosen as the Semi-Finalists. It's now up to the true visionaries of horror, MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, to decide on the top 3 winners, who will receive their share of $10,000 USD, as well as Points, deviantART Gear, and Premium Memberships!
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
2,000 deviantART Points
Three-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
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