TAD: Making It RightHere's an update about the royalties situation:TAD: Making It Right1 year ago in Personal More Like This
John English over at TAD stepped up and did the right thing by sending me a check for my royalties, which I have already received and banked.
He also gave me his word that he would be taking care of the other artists royalties who were wronged as well.
Whether that happens or not remains to be seen, but he called me not long after I made my post wanting to know what he could do.
John said he didn't think people should get credit for doing the right thing and I agreed. But I still want to take the time to flesh this out a little because I want to keep my side of the street clean and because there's a lot of confused, angry, hurt, people.
Justified or not; dropping this nuke hurt TAD and TAD isn't only populated by the people who wronged me; it's comprised of people *just like me* trying to make a living in art.
I was wronged, but TAD isn't some cartoon villain plotting to suck the life-force from hapless artists; no one goes into business
CA.Org/TAD Are Stealing Artist RoyaltiesMy name is Brad Rigney, I am an illustrator, some of you may be familiar with my art and also with my tutorial entitled "A Hostile Takeover" that Conceptart.org produced, distributed and later sold through Conceptart.org and The Art Department (TAD).CA.Org/TAD Are Stealing Artist Royalties1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First of all I want to thank those of you who have purchased my tutorial through legitimate means. Your support has been incredible, myself and my family can't thank you enough, the notes and letters I have received from many of you in regards to the tutorial have honestly been touching and inspirational - it's been an experience unlike anything I expected to find in this business.
It is that very experience which has prompted me to come forward and lay my cards on the table and finally expose what has been transpiring behind the facade that is being presented to you by these institutions, because you deserve to know the truth for your own financial and intellectual protection.
I've waited to come forward about it because I've wanted my mo
Art Feature: The Digital Showcase - Vol 1Art Feature: The Digital Showcase - Vol 15 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Digital Showcase
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Dark Queen Guinevere (Advanced)by Cryptcrawler
Miss Summerby su-ke
Water Goddess regby Toru-meow
Cry of a Broken Winged Birdby Vanleith
A NEW art school- a few thoughtsHey everyone. I've been thinking a lot about art schools and how we learn as artists. So much so, that I'm at the point where I think I want to start an "online art school". Why the quotation marks? Because I'm still not sure if "School" is the right word for this new website I want to create. Without giving out much information because this is all a bit early, I want to talk about the motivations and goals we're trying to address with this future site. I said "we" on purpose. I have a business partner in this and his background is in creating online education (not artistic) schools from the I.T. side of things. Thank goodness also, because I know nothing about that side of things.A NEW art school- a few thoughts1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I guess you could say things started when I wrote my first book, "Creating Characters with Personality". While there are many, many drawings I would love to redraw for that book, I still like that book and get great responses from it because of one thing: the viewpoint I chose on that book was to
Pointless groups."All photos accepted"Pointless groups.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Advertise your art"
Just because you have the ability to create a group; it doesn't mean you NEED to!
What is the point in creating a group that has no specific purpose when you're already on DevArt?!
"Oh, I'll create a group that will show any kind of photo"
Why create such a group when you can just hit "photography" on the DevArt front page?
"I'll create a group that'll display the work of anyone that wants to draw attention to their art"
Why create a group for that when it's already DevArt's PRIMARY PURPOSE?!
F**kin' morons ..
..hmmm .perhaps I didn't get enough sleep last night after all .
Dude- why not just take a photo and call it done!When I download a drawing like my latest eye study I get some of this, and it's a good question and one that needs to be thought through by every realist.Dude- why not just take a photo and call it done!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Hello, I'm doing some research (not very scientific, I just need some opinions) on photo-realism and I'd like to ask you a question if you don't mind: "why not simply take a photograph or use a 3D program"?
That's a great question and a realist has to answer this for him or herself, If copying without change, construction and re-invention, be it form a photograph or from life, then the creative process is not addressed, in this case I agree there is a useless element about it, it becomes a fundamental exercise at best. There is nothing wrong with these exercises if it improves your knowledge and skills as a technician. But if your aim is only to draw like "a photo", I'm afraid you will never attain what "art" has to offer. Also I think too many photo-realists rely on technical eye candy alone, with no
Give me a break (into comics...)Pro comic writer :iconzubby: Jim Zub has a blog where he's written a few entries on how to break into the comics industry. Well worth a read IMO!Give me a break (into comics...)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The links -->
Part 1 - How do I break in? --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1725
Part 2 - Find an artist --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1767
Part 3 - Comic Writing --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1068
Part 4 - The Pitch --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1511
Part 5 - Pitch Critique --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1882
Part 6 - Comic Q&A --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1813
Part 7 - The Realities of Creator-owned Comics --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1953
In addition he links to Charles Soule's blog articles about Freelance work and Contracts called "Agree to Agree"
Here's the links -->
Part 1 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/agree-to-agree-part-one/
Part 2 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/agree-to-agree-part-2/
Part 3 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/agree-to-agree-part-three/
Part 4 --> http://charlessoule.word
Environment art feature.Hello watchers, members and contributors.Environment art feature.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Always wondering how the masters do it?
Nowadays a lot of people are livestreaming, including some master environment artists.
Here you find a livestream app that shows a list of people livestreaming and the ones who are live now! http://livestreamstatuslist.appspot.com/
:iconTitusLunter: Titus Lunter: http://livestream.com/u2644 Livestreams every Tuesday on 8 o clock Amsterdam time. You can send in your environment work for feedback.
From realism to very painterly.
:iconjonasdero: Jonas de Ro: He just rocks in painting city ruins.
This guys has developed a great style.
:iconraphael-lacoste: Raphael Lacoste: Kicking ass with perspective.
Buy this Gnomon workshop Dvd to discover his painttechnique http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/product/906/ .
Return of the Knight ! by Raphael-Lacoste :thumb3
Ego vs tirednessThe other day a friend told me that he meet an artist he liked in a con in san diego, and he said to me that he was a real douchebag. I replied to him, does he was all day signing to a lot of people at the both?, did he had pain in his back?, do you catch him running like crazy to the bathroom and you wanted to tell him the story of your life? Did you interrupt him talking to a friend he havent seen in 8 years? When you were talking to him the line was big so he interrupt you to give minutes to the person you didnt see at your back? Did he was sick and taking pills at the booth? Did he receive a call that he wont get paid and got mad? Did a close family member died recently and he just wants to be alone and shows no interest in your talking about Dragon Ball?Ego vs tiredness2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Those are the questions people never make, they just say i talked to him, didnt got the reaction i was expecting, soooooo, he must be a douche.
Strange because i used to think the same w
PuritanArt"Your deviation Sonic Screw(driver) was reported for Explicit Pornography. The report was reviewed by a member of the Staff and action was taken, deleting the deviation and marking the report as Resolved.PuritanArt1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Additionally, the following comment was provided:
A member of staff has reviewed this deviation and has determined that the theme itself, or one or more details present in the scene, has made the work unacceptable for submission here.
As such this deviation has been removed in accordance with our policies and should not be resubmitted."
"Explicit Pornography"?! Aw, jeez, guys. You must have the worst collection of porn on the planet to think that was explicit.
A 90s Rochelle Swanson outing was more explicit that that pic, and that stuff got aired, uncut, on terrestrial UK TV (god bless you Channel 5, you made the young Jack jolly).
I believe that, for something to be labelled "explicit", SOMETHING must be visibly going in SOMEWHERE. Such was not the case in the offending image,
Women ArtistsThe other day, I attempted to put together a huge list of some professional and semi-pro women artists over on my tumblr, because it seems like too often women get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best Professional Artist category, but I was a little shocked to find out there hadn’t been another woman nominated in that category since Rowena Morrill in 1986. That’s more than a little ridiculous, considering there are so many women artists out there who are all amazing, who offer unique points of view and design solutions, and who need more visibility and recognition. While putting this list together, I was really excited to find tons of new artists I'd never heard of before.Women Artists5 months ago in Personal More Like This
MotivationMotivation to achieve your goals in life comes in many forms. I decided to take a look at some of mine throughout my life. Keep reading if you care to learn my deep dark secrets [ ultimately you can use them against me later in life when I'm weak and defenseless. ]Motivation1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When I was a kid I wanted to be just like my father. He passed away when I was 28 but man he left a mark! By the time I was a teenager I was a lot to handle - so we hardly ever saw eye to eye. He was a tough and talented man. To me he was like a super hero. He had a very black and white philosophy about life. He defined right and wrong very distinctly - there was no grey in his world. As a kid, a philosophy like that makes complete sense even if it isn't very realistic. He was a former pro boxer turned commercial artist. Eventually he ran his own ad agency. He could play guitar and piano by ear and played baseball as often as he could. He also loved comi
Deviantart, you're F****NG AWESOMESo I got both a DD and a Facebook feature for my LA piece yesterday, and it finally just hit me how amazing this place is. All the love and support I've gotten here is mind-boggling to me. I would even go as far as to say that it's made my career. This is where I found my "audience", my first industry connections, fellow artist friends etc. This is where I first saw Dan LuVisi's King Kong piece and stared at it in awe for hours, and then had my mind blown the day I found out that both him and Rahll (Reid Southen) knew who I was! I mean, these were guys I was idolizing like fucking movie stars, and today I consider these guys to be good friends, even though I still havne't met either of them.. (I think they're just intimidated by me sexually.) But anyway, I always knew I could draw, based on the reactions from people around me, but I also always considered myself a complete nobody. Perhaps because I was such a fucking deadbeat loser in "real life", getting fired from jobs in grocery stoDeviantart, you're F****NG AWESOME2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Limited Edition PrintsHi guys!Limited Edition Prints1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just another quick update to let you know you can now get Limited Edition Fine Art prints from my Etsy store; http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CharlieBowater
All prints are limited to a run of 50 each, and it's the only place you can buy hand signed and numbered prints directly from me. It's also the only place certain prints will be for sale, period.
That's all for now!
Yeah. I try to make beautiful 3D women.Regarding all the stuff that has come up in the last year about women in games, and tropes in videogames etc etc unequality and all that. I wrote this over at polycount but sharing it here.Yeah. I try to make beautiful 3D women.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not sorry at all that I am in the pursuit of beauty in my work.
I'm not going to stop for anyone. I do what I do, because I enjoy it.
For years all I built was big space marines and ww2 soldiers, no one ever once told me back then I should 'diversify' and 'do something else' no one ever hassled me either it's just pretty much accepted. Pretty girls though?
Well you know what, I call BULLSHIT.
If you look at my work and all you see is a sex-doll, that's your business not mine.
I never intended any of my girls to be this way. None. If you ask me about any of them, instead of taking them at face value like so many people do, you would discover that they all have intricate back stories, and all mean a great deal to me personally due to what was going on at the time in life etc.
Fake itOne of the best pieces of advice I've ever received has been "fake it till ya make it." I took it to heart.Fake it1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I thought I was a good artist before I was. I acted like a professional before I was. I put out my first instructional video before I started working professionally. I was working professionally when I didn't know what I was doing. I acted like an extrovert when I was an introvert. I acted like a businessperson when I hadn't made a dime. I acted like a marketer when I hadn't sold anything.
Continue reading on my blog... http://www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/fake-it/
First Sky Artbook - Orders OpenFirst Sky: The Art of Stephanie KaoFirst Sky Artbook - Orders Open2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What a dream come true, I've finally been able to put together my own artbook!
The preorder period is over, thank you to everyone who ordered!
Which means regular orders are now open!
The book is A4 in size with 64 full color pages printed on a thick, high quality paper. It is softcover with a vellum dust jacket.
This collects my works from 2008-2012 along with process shots of the cover image.
Price: $35 USD
Shipping US/Canada: $10 for the first book, $5 for each subsequent book (tracking included)
Shipping Worldwide: $15 for the first book, $5 for each subsequent book (tracking included)
Payment: Paypal Only
HOW TO ORDER
Please send all orders to email@example.com with the following information:
Email subject: Artbook order
Full address: (don't forget your country)
Your Paypal email address:
Number of copies:
Prometheus concept art...I worked on "Prometheus" as a concept artist, and now that the movie is out I can show some of the images.Prometheus concept art...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will eventually post stuff here on DA, but I felt the format of my blog lent itself better to an overview of the process, and to acknowledge some of the others involved. So I decided to begin with that out of consideration to the talented people I feel privileged to have worked with!
Feel free to have a look: http://steveburg.blogspot.com/
There is an "Art of" book, which I just got - and it's quite nice! But it contains only a fraction of the art generated for the project by myself and the other artists on the team.
I worked with a small group here in the US that included Steven Messing, David Levy, Ben Procter, Carlos Huante, Neville Page & Daniel Simon. And there are other artists who worked over in the UK when the film went into full production. So you can imagine quite a lot of artwork was generated!
Improved DMCA Reporting SystemImproved DMCA Reporting System1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Hello, deviants! In an effort to keep the community informed and to provide the best possible experience for our members, we wanted to inform you of changes to our 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.
In the past, we took reports by the copyright holder in two different ways: An informal report via the Report Violation tool and a formal complaint via contacting the Help Desk. While both of these methods were effective, they presented many setbacks.
The informal report did not gather all the necessary information for a formal copyright complaint and was prone to misuse by well-meaning deviants who would attempt to report images they did not own the copyright to
I have won with the thief! Finally! After many unpleasant situations, sleepless nights, so many nerves ... ! Remember how I wrote that someone stole my works? http://lady2.deviantart.com/journal/Art-Thief-330802073I have won with the thief!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It turned out that the persons responsible for the comprehensive regulation admitted that this theft is the same theft as any other ... Thank God!
I owe a lot to the new lawyer and my good friend - which strongly support me all the time.
It ended up that my work will be completely withdrawn from sale. A man who distributed them was obliged to pay me compensation.
So I'm very happy.
It's not just about me. It's about every artist - that can meet such a situation. You can not impersonate someone and reap the benefits of hard work ...
I hope that those of you who will have a similar problem will not give up!
If you have time - visit my facebook fanpage for more stuff http://www.facebook.com/lady2art
Premium Content PublishingSo DA has gone and launched a new feature called Premium Content Publishing.Premium Content Publishing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basically it allows you to sell your artwork and products such as brushes, stock photos.. well whatever, via DA using the points system to earn real money ... eventually. Along the way DA takes a 20% cut of the sales price. (Hey - gotta finance that private island somehow!! --> http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&global=1&qA+island#/d1wlypl)
So, the way it goes is that you upload your high res art file via sta.sh and then offer it for download. A person who wants to buy it, pays you in DA points for which you can then get converted into paypal money (after 14 days) and eventually you can access via paypal into real money in your bank account.... sounds great huh?!!
Ok, now lets consider the fees and costs of this thing..
First off a 20% cut is VERY VERY high. I've done some looking around and other art sales sites take a 3 - 10% commission... not 20.
Secondly DA also makes more money by making people
Stolen Art and How to Find ItPicture if you will that it's an ordinary day, you're goofing off on deviantArt with nothing to do, and suddenly, right there among "Newest Art", you see IT. One of the most beautiful images you've ever seen on dA. An image that just begs you to click it and fullview it. Of course, you simply must fave it - you can't bear the thought of another minute without that gorgeous photo of Delicate Arch or that beautiful watercolor mermaid or that super-hot fanart of Jessica Rabbit somewhere on your profile.Stolen Art and How to Find It5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Did you ever stop to think that maybe you're dealing with stolen art?
Probably not, but your jaw might have dropped at the suggestion - what if that awesome photo or digital painting or vector you just faved WAS stolen? Unfortunately, the Internet being what it is, there are very few ways to be completely sure any given image wasn't stolen. But here are a few tips to determining whether or not it was.
1. It's in a stupid gallery.
By a "stupid" gallery, I don't mean slightly off - photos th
Animation Portfolio's and Demo Reels..:iconDemonysh: and I have been talking about things like tutorials, and journal posts about what it's like, or some of the ways to get into the animation industry. She's gone ahead and posted her side with some insight for potential character designers. You can find her journal post over [here].Animation Portfolio's and Demo Reels..1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What I get asked about the most is how one can prepare, or educate themselves for a career as an animator. This is a VERY long winded conversation, with many facets. I don't want to bore everyone with a massive wall of text here, so I will focus on probably the most important part. -- The part about finding a JOB (either after graduating from animation school, or coming in from another position) as an animator.
THE DO'S and DON'TS OF DEMO REELS AND ANIMATOR PORTFOLIOS
-= The pitfalls to avoid, and get you that job (to pay off those phat student loans) =-
I quit.I quit freelancing: http://www.noahbradley.com/blog/2013/i-quit/I quit.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
The good news is that this means much, much more personal work. I'm working on creating my own world. I try to keep most of my DA postings as just finished paintings, though. If you're interested in seeing more sketches and thoughts behind this project, I encourage you to follow me on one of these other sites:
Thanks--I'm excited to see where this journey takes me!