how to scam an artist... be careful!!!I decided to share an article!
it's very important because we are exposed to a threat.
A guide on "how to hire an artist" to take advantage of the innocence of talented artists.
I received many STRANGE requests but I never answered!
The world has no respect for the members of deviantart!
we are not stupid bitches ಠ_ಠ
I don't know how to comment! read it! SHARE IT here or on facebook
and be careful! Don't underestimate yourself!
Creative Near-Sightedness. Do you have it?Thanks to a brief comment recently made by a friend, it spurred me into coining the phrase 'Creative Near-Sightedness' to describe something I've battled with and continue to battle with, throughout my journey. I hope that this might make some sense to others out there and shed some similar light on your situation like it has mine.Creative Near-Sightedness. Do you have it?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have achieved some of the big goals I've set myself in life, but have always had trouble with achieving some of the more creative goals, due to the fact that, they are often rather ambiguous to begin with, for example:
How do you quantify / visualize a goal like 'I want to be a good artist' when being good is completely relative?
So firstly I want to break it down into a couple of things that might seem simple commonsense, but in my case something I need to constantly remind myself of:
The first thing is: Keep the major goal clear and simple!
Something you can understand and describe to someone simply when they ask you 'but what actually is it?'
FAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)Here's a List of FAQFAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have any suggested questions post below and I'll try to add those that is most requested : )
Basic Digital Painting Questions
Q: What tools do you use
A: I use Photoshop CS 6, and I work on a cintiq 21 UX
Q: What do you recommend for someone who wants to get into digital art?
A: For programs that I've used and would recommend are 1. paint tool sai, it's a very user friendly and it's very affordable! you can also try using Photoshop CS (any version) they are both great software to start with.
Q: can you recommend a tablet?
A: yes, if it's for fun, I think any wacom bamboo tablets will do the trick, if you want to be more serious with this, then I would go with any of the wacom intuos tablets : )
Q: How do you make the skin so soft?
A:it's not really a secret but I use the airbrush in PS CS 6 a lot to blend,
Q: what brushes do you use?
A: My latest brushes can be
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
Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.Copied directly from the polycount thread:Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FYI My longest post on PC ever. Sorry in advance - OP I hope there's something useful in this for you. I'm back in your thread and giving you my morning before breakfast, is my way of saying ' I care '.
Usually between 1 - 5 NEW students, per day come to me for random pieces of advice. Some from here @ PC , some from Deviant Art - Mostly from Deviant art.
It's always the same questions maybe worded slightly differently and I do my best to answer every single time, every single message. Sometimes I get behind and have to catch up at the end of the week but I do my best.
As well as those, I did 2 10+ question interviews last week, on my time, for students who were still in school. For school essays, papers, projects etc that contain the same questions they always do.
I'm exposed to 'all this' *makes a big circle shape with hands* on a fairly constant basis. Everything that encompasses 'young artists trying to find their way in this scary fucking
Cash and Points Commissions (updated) Updated 06 - November - 2014: I update my commission info to make it simpler, some sections doesn't have any sample yet, I'll update it with the sample later on, but I'm sure you can guess my art style from the other samples.Cash and Points Commissions (updated)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Note me if you want to commission me, with "Commission" as a tittle.
Choose the commission type you want, whether it is; single character or a couple, full body, bust up, chibi or etc.
Tell me all the detail of the commission art you want, and please include the sample images of the characters you want me to draw
If you want more than 2 characters, or a group art work, please ask first.
If I accept it I will give you my paypal email, I'll draw your commission after I received the payment.
How to Write a Novel - a beginner's guideI am often asked - how do you write novels? I am often told by the person asking - so politely -How to Write a Novel - a beginner's guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"It is my dream to write a novel"
"I wish I could write"
"I would love to write my novel on ..."
I let people know I am on my third novel. It is rare to meet a writer, rarely someone who has realised their dream, and who has produced a book. Rarer still to find a published author --- why? it seems so easy.....when you read them.
Many try the
Contest Time! *winner announced* See bottom.Contest Time! *winner announced* See bottom.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi everyone! Recently I've been very fickle and craving a new out of this world character. A really unique one! Some characters who inspire me have such unique colours, designs, wings maybe? horns, etc. I'd really appreciate if anyone could feature this journal and promote the contest! Also a maximum of five entries per person.
I hold the right to cancel/extend/finish the contest whenever I see fit.
I will keep updating if I keep thinking of things to add!
The first 10 people to feature this journal will get a free headshot of a character of their choice. (female strongly preferred)
Anyway I'm holding a competition! The task would be to design a fursona or personafor me!
The deadline is March 26th 2013 (DEFINITELY LAST EXTENSION DUE TO A ERROR AT WORK) (yes I have extended it!) and it can be extended if needed. Although if there aren't enough entries I will be forced to close the contest.
My preferences for c
Best BL manga I've read...... in a long whileBest BL manga I've read...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
[EDIT] It's been restocked in the store, yeah!!! http://guiltpleasure.ecrater.com/p/14802844/in-these-words-vol-1 Go go go and don't miss this chance! You'll also get now a full color cute notepad illustrated by Kahira C'moooon guuuuyyyys!!! *cheers*
We purchased "New York Minute", btw. It's a "In These Words" doujinshi, but totally in context (some years before ITW actually. Asano's younger and all). It came home last Tuesday and I read it these two last days and... oh, man, so short but still SOOOOOOOO cute!! I love UST and I love the fact that Asano is "comfort" with David. He even takes a kind of iniciative for him and I love seeing him so happy and "sexually active-kinky" *_* I think I'm going to become poor thanks to this girls because now I want to buy EVERYTHING they will release Yay!!!
I definitely love this gals. Not to add they're extremetly kind and nice with their fans. They gave me some hopes in the BL industry. Their men are REAL MEN, with R
Photomanipulations - How do I do it?First of all - Thanks to everyone that added Snow Leopard to their favourites and thanks to all of my new watchers (as of writing this journal and since uploading Snow Leopard, there have been 281 of you!)Photomanipulations - How do I do it?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've had quite a few questions lately as to how I do my photomanipulations. I'm self-taught and my methods have been developed completely out of trial and error. They may not be the best or most efficient ways to get to the end result, but they've served me well so far. I don't really have a proper tutorial, but here's a super quick and nasty ten step guide I chucked together of how I create my photomanips (I use Adobe Photoshop CS5.5):
Get a photo of someone you want to manipulate and once you have that, start looking through the stock photos and photography sections for a photo of an animal, but make sure that the lighting conditions and angle that the photo is taken at are similar in both photos
**SUGGESTION JOURNAL** [CLOSED]Please this Journal so everyone can see it!**SUGGESTION JOURNAL** [CLOSED]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thank you all for your suggestions, we have 321 legitimate entries. This Journal is now closed and the recipients + their suggestors will be posted tomorrow along with everyone else who received a premium membership!
There will be 30 different recipients.
The suggestions will only be considered if there are more than 200 suggestions (so share this Journal so that we can give away these premium memberships!)
These premium memberships will be given out as a part of my 100 Premium Memberships; 63,600 Points project.
All recipients and their suggester(s) will be posted along with the other 70 premium memb
Commissions! (CURRENT PRICES 10/10/14)Currently OPEN Lots of offers on at the moment, see my current journal!Commissions! (CURRENT PRICES 10/10/14)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE READ BEFORE COMMISSIONING:
- If there is any specific pose/theme you want, please let me know
- Don't pester me, I take a long time to do stuff sometimes!
- I do not pixel humans, or anything with an explicit nature
- Stationary 60-100
- Bobble animation 90-120 -
- Bobble + bonus animation 100-150 -
- Blinking headshot 100-200
- Complex animated SEE WIDGET! 400-600
- Double linking icons - cost 2x the price of one icon -
FOR ALL LARGER PIXELS SEE COMMISSIONS WIDGET
commission infoCOMMISSION INFOcommission info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
YOU MUST SEND ME YOUR INFORMATION IN A NOTE. NOT COMMENT!
note must include:
-type of commission you want
-character ref ( i only work with descriptions if they are simple)
-anything else you want me to know~
REMEMBER TO CHECK THE TO DO LIST TO SEE IF THERE IS ANY FREE COMMISSION SPOTS!
I will draw:
-Felines/ Canines (any type should be good with me)
-Pokemon/ Pokemon related stuff
- Mild sexual themes/ romantic stuff
- Some misc. animals such as dragons
I will sometimes draw:
-Strong sexual themes (NOT AS IN YOU CAN SEE EVERY THING, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN)
I will not draw:
- Difficult design humans
- Some animals
also, if i'm drawing you humans, please keep it to only one character...i really suck when it comes to two OTL
its hard enough drawing humans as it is for me .o.
BUT IF YOUR A FRIEND, I MIGHT GIVE IT A SHOT
TRADITIONAL COMMISSIONS (CLOSED) + Points WidgetPLEASE READ MY TERMS OF SERVICE:TRADITIONAL COMMISSIONS (CLOSED) + Points Widget2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconeditplz: Price increase... partially because I'm spending a lot of time on these and partially because it's stromie's orders!
PAYPALIS PREFERRED - and mailed USD$ accepted.
Can pay Credit Card or Paypal with "Paypal Donate" button on my profile
Accepted on Commission widget on my profile!
Send me a note to discuss payment by snail-mail.
WANT COMMISSION FROM ME?
PLEASE SEND ME A NOTE WITH CHARACTER REFERENCE SHEET
(OR REFERENCE PHOTOS OF PET)
I will not do a commission without a reference sheet!
Flat objects (will fit in a letter-sized envelope, USA) = $2
Non-flat objects (requires padded envelope + extra postage USA) = $4
Flat objects (will fit in a letter-sized envelope, INTERNATIONAL) = $4
Non-flat objects (requires padded envelope + extra postage INTERNATIONAL) = $10
OH MY GOD... NinjaKato account was hacked!!! :CMy NinjaKato account was hacked... and some fucker deactivated it!OH MY GOD... NinjaKato account was hacked!!! :C2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It was NOT ME.
Guys... I don't know what the hell happened.
Oh wait... yes I do.
Someone posted a "This was stolen from [link]" on my latest image -- http://ninjakato.deviantart.com/art/Some-days-you-just-don-t-want-to-wake-up-339562224 (the image has been stored but the link should suffice) and I clicked the link because it was a link to a DeviantART page... it sent me to the log in page... next thing I know... my account is deactivated... and it's saying I have the verify my email address as firstname.lastname@example.org (I don't remember the email address exactly).
It seriously happened so fast there was no time to investigate further...
The first account was a bait account (sending out the message of accusatory theft to get the person's attention) then the second [link] account is the actual phishing account.
It pulls some switch-er-oo and next thing you know your account is deactivated and you're left having t
AtA INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS ALL UPDATED! :DWELCOME TO ASKtheARTISTAtA INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS ALL UPDATED! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey folks! So it looks like a few of the artists we have interviewed have thus far been unable to upload the transcripts from their interviews. So we went ahead and saved them the trouble! Check out the transcripts from the interviews with yuumei, sakimichan, shilin, arvalis, GENZOMAN, and lily-fox!
Thank you for your patience, folks!
In other news, our team is back from haitus and will begin moar artist interviews shortly. Stay tuned for updates!
We are an arts-based journalism project developed by thefluffyshrimp
We aim to offer fans live interviews with some of their favorite artists here on deviantART.
CONTEST! With 2400 Points For 1st~ -UPDATED-Five days remaining!CONTEST! With 2400 Points For 1st~ -UPDATED-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are in the middle of working on it but need a couple days after the deadline to finish it up, you may send me a WIP and I will still accept it.
OKAY, so here's the info for my first contest~!
The overall contest theme will be several (not all) of my OCs. Before I get started with the info pertaining to that, I'd like to lay down the prizes and the rules for the contest:
Please note: If you would like to help contribute with prizes I would be extremely grateful. If you're interested in helping, please note me what you're willing to do, whether it's points, art, or even just a feature. You may still participate in the contest if you are offering prizes.
A 1 year premium membership OR 2400 points.
A fullbody piece of your choice drawn by me.
A month's feature on my front page.
An art feature from Ren-Yangze (She will feature five of the winner's pieces from their gallery)
Valentines Contest! With Rules!:iconheartdanceplz::iconsweetheartplz::iconredheartsplz::iconblueroseplz::iconvalentineplz:Valentines Contest! With Rules!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WRITE IN THE DESCRIPTION THAT YOUR ART IS FOR THE CONTEST!! THAT WOULD HELP A LOT!!
OKAY We're doing a contest! AND THE FINAL IS FEBRUARY 15th (add an extra day for you procrastinators).
This will be top journal for until the contest ends so sorry everyone for pushing everyone's personal journals down, but this is a group event.
Also, I'm willing to chuck in 30 (darn thats from our super group savings...) for first place and a llama.
RULES: Theme: Giving and Love EDITED
1. All art must be made from 1/7/13 onwards.
2. Must include something about the theme.
3. Only one submission into the Contest folder.
4. Non members can't join...
5. ...but spreading the word would be nice!
6. People giving prizes can still enter... just if you win with your prize, you won't be doing anyth
Help is needed!:iconyarnballcat5s::iconyarnballcat4end::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat1start:Help is needed!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This journal is something like a bill-board. You can ask people for help, e.g. looking for an art trade partner, collab partner etc. If you're looking for help, comment on this journal with what kind of help you need.
It would be nice if you could comment again, if you got your help so that I can take you down from this journal. I will take down most things that are one month old because I can't keep track of every help request.
Hello~ Alive+CONTEST TIME w/Raffle for free art :)so after 5 months of procrastinating, I've decided to actually get this group started.Hello~ Alive+CONTEST TIME w/Raffle for free art :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I made this group to make it easier to find good quality adopts for a set price, since there are a lot of auction/offer adopts out there now.
so what better way to start, than holding a contest? ♥
so, I'm not good at making icons, and this group needs an icon.
solution? contest |D
Prize: (1st place only)
Icon will be used for the group
3 months feature on group
1 months feature on my dA
1 Chibi art (traditional or digital, whichever winner would prefer) by Kimisuu
10th March- 2nd April - decided to extend so people may work on their entries during easter break ^ ^
Runner ups will be featured both in my journal announcing winner and on blog announcement.
it has to be 100pixels wide and 50pixels in height
it has to say No Auction Adopts in it
has to be humanoid/anthro - no animal, pony, etc..
Please help Korean artist to stay safeNew Korean LawsPlease help Korean artist to stay safe2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been recently brought to my attention from a fellow Bleach fan who's from South Korea, bu-nong, whom very unfortunately and sadly have to purge her entire beautiful gallery and plead to anyone who has her works anywhere else online to delete them for fear of facing the harsh new law which will jeopardize her career as a professional artist.
In an excerpt from this tumblr blog http://toffmikin.tumblr.com/post/36136052920/new-korean-laws
The Korean government has recently passed a law that says, in it's most basic form, "Anyone found as a creator, seller, or buyer of materials containing adolescent pornography will be punished as a sexual offender."
Okay, well, that makes sense to stop the production of such things, they're no good after all, right?
This wouldn't be such a problem if the rules weren't as ambiguous as hell.
More specifically, the law states the following counts
Any appearances that could be seen as a teen/child
NEW CONTEST! UPDATE: PLEASE READ!UPDATE 5/20/13: Deadline extended to JUNE 15TH 2013!NEW CONTEST! UPDATE: PLEASE READ!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And so, I have finally devised another contest! Due to popular demand, the theme will be "Helping Hand"! It's true that there are many things we can't do on our own, but it's so much easier and better when you have someone or many others to help you out! Take Hurricane Sandy for instance, homes were destroyed and lives were devastated. But, despite of the widespread destruction and devastation, everyone from all sides of the country pitched in and help the victims not only rebuild their homes, but restore happiness and harmony! So, with that being said, let me go over the contest's rules and info.
Contest Theme: Helping Hand
What to do: Draw/paint a scene where two or more people are helping one another. It doesn't have to be about the example above, but it could be something simple like, helping to bake a cake, or saving a kitty f
Challenge 13: STEAMPUNK! [CLOSED]>>> Commission info > My gallery > Outfit Design for my OC ContestChallenge 13: STEAMPUNK! [CLOSED]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Commission pricesCommission prices10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please read my Terms of Services before commissioning me.
==== Pixel art====
If you commission me for a dark character it might not come out all that clear because I use black lines.
Also I will only take 5 icon commissions per week.
[20 per month]
$15 or 1500pts
Freestyle icon's made without a base.
$10 or 1000pts
$15 or 1500pts
$2/200pts every added animation
price may very
Point commission info (CLOSED)RulesPoint commission info (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Send me the points before I start the commission, preferably on my donation pool.
-Before commenting, read ALL of the rules, and check if there's any spots open. If you don't, your comment will be ignored.
-Don't ask if my commissions are closed or open. It says on the title and on this journal. If you do, your comment will be ignored
-Don't repost your commission and claim that you did it. If you give me credit, you can use it for anything.
-I won't redo your commission or change the pose/something that's not a few markings. No refunds. If you wish, I can send you a sketch of your commissions, and if you are not satisfied I can send you a refund. But not after I post the finished product.
I won't do
-Anything sexual/racist/fetish etc
-Horses, anthros, robots, humans, pokemons and a few other animals (ask me if in doubt)
I will do
-Everything that's not above~
Linked 15[Points] (+10[Points] each extra