Animation 2nd and 3rd Place Winners2nd place:Animation 2nd and 3rd Place Winners3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Lester dream by ZeVaamonde Les Graffiteurs by catiniata Politeness by mayec Kula's Dance by K-hermann Petite Princesse by Xayasha By night, a crying sky by Vanoushka Planete Panique by Swindy About a girl and a little robot by sssashimi Ninja Tale by pokemon-master Pantomime by TheLidiaLab :thumb341036196: scared by DigPuff Pinnacle of Dreams by Andrei-Sitari Waiting for Perrito by ANDRESCOUTURIER Flower Girl by AyumiNazu Glenda by ArmandoCamero Mr. Square and Mr.Long by nocl3 Lotus Scroll by Y2LXIII Angsty Jibberish by JasonDriskill Revival (Success Clip) by zxephin
Ten second place winners will receive two classes through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.
Twenty third place winners will receive one class through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.
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The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.2Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.23 years ago in Personal More Like This
OBJECTIVE: SELL THIS DAMN BOOK, DANNY.
At first, Gabriel was nothing more than a character named ONE. He had no backstory, no face, nothing. I just wanted to create a character that was a badass, yet with a sense of humor.
I was inspired by such characters as Boba Fett, Wolverine, Deadpool and Clint Eastwood from The Man With No Name trilogy. I needed to create something that fit that build, however, I'll admit, it wasn't intended at first.
I uploaded him on December 8th, 2008, (which, you can find here: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/GABRIEL-107612010?q=gallery%3Adanluvisiart%2F7848546&qo=50) and he became one of the most popular characters of the series, if not, the most. Soon I started finding him on forums, websites, fashion blogs (what?), and more.
But what hit me so hard was that the majority of the comments rela
The Sean Murphy ApprenticeshipI'm thinking about taking on some students for a two week "boot camp" course in comics--based off the classic master/apprentice style of education. But before I move forward with the idea (and begin Kickstarting), I wanted to get your feedback and see if anyone is interested in enrolling this winter. Please pass this along (Twitter/facebook) to anyone you think might be interested.The Sean Murphy Apprenticeship2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I bought a house in Portland, Maine this past weekend. It's a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom Victorian house that's been newly renovated. The top floor is finished and will become the drawing studio for 5 students. The idea is to furnish the building with tables, chairs, couches, beds, a TV, a library, a photo studio (for taking reference images) and all the other amenities that would create the school.
After selecting the 5 students (I'll take submissions that will be juried later on), we'll all meet in Portland this winter for the two week apprenticeship. The students will live i
Premium Content and how I feel about making moneyHalloPremium Content and how I feel about making money3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's a new feature called premium content that allows users to make file downloads available for a charge. This seems to be something with a vast range of different possibilities that range from quite nice to to quite lame. Of course we are all always against commercialization and sell-outs and everything and don't want things to change but there are some interesting options here.
Obviously everyone is going to know whether or not this is something he or she could use and how much sense it's going to make for what you do specifically but there's two points I want to adress.
I always thought it was lame when people sell stuff like brushes or psd files. This is probably just my personal opinion and many will certainly disagree for valid reasons, but I think, if you make some brushes, and you ask money for something as tiny as that, you are lame. Sorry. Actually, the point here is not that it will kill someone to pay like one buck for something tiny, it's just that it change
Softness-art: Weekly feature XXXVIII:iconsoftness-art:Softness-art: Weekly feature XXXVIII10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Feather by CasheeFoo
wanderlust by pholwises
An Autumn Morning by QuestaviaKitty #3 by Candien
Sea of camomiles by Art-Of
Come to Light by ildiko-neerWald #36 by HeikoGerlicher
Mariana Lensbaby by psychiatrique
Lost in the Echo by IndigoSummerrEvening Read by kevron2001
Julia2 by Anna-ChursinaGiants gathering 4 by Bojkovski
Anna by IlonaShevchishina
~Design an Evil Character Contest~ Deadline!Yes, this is now official and hopefully we'll have quite a few taking part~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcbgsYC-6oE~Design an Evil Character Contest~ Deadline!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you don't like K-pop then you don't have to listen to it.
It is entirely up to you on how you design the character and any species you want apart from bird types...I can't draw birds! XD;;
I am totally fine with details but don't go crazy! D': I have to be able to draw it myself! x'3;;
The winner will get Two fully coloured/shaded drawings by me and 500 as prize.
Second place will get a one flat coloured drawing by me and 100 as a prize.
Third place will get a non-coloured sketch by me as a prize.
Every entry will each be treated fairly.
So for the Character:.
Has to be Male.
Can be a femboy/uke/seme/masculine.
Can be dressed anyway you like (but not in a slutty way!)
Black is allowed but other colours would be nice to see as well.
Can be a Demon/Killer/Psychopath/etc.
Gore/blood/creepy things are allowed but not too much of it! (
give the gift of art challenge giveawayhello!give the gift of art challenge giveaway5 months ago in Personal More Like This
if anyone remembers, i entered a contest here a while back and became a semi-finalist!
the print i won finally came in the mail recently.
as promised in the description of my submission, i will be doing a giveaway for all my followers (on deviantart, twitter, and tumblr) as a thank you for your support. the prize is an 8.5x11in glossy print of my submission for the contest.
you can view my entry here.
to enter this giveaway you must:
-be following me on deviantart, tumblr, and/or twitter
-favorite this journal, favorite the giveaway tweet on twitter, and/or like the giveaway post on tumblr (whether you do one or all three is up to you)
-be prepared to give me your address, so that i can ship the print to you if you win
the giveaway will end on april 5th. i will draw and contact the winner within the following week.
if the winner does not respond within 24 hours i will draw a different winner.
good luck, a
Train Your Brain Semi-FinalistsIn the Train Your Brain Contest, deviantART and The Art Department (TAD) challenged you to submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Your assignments were reviewed by the world-renowned artists who teach as TAD faculty, and the grades are in! The following Semi-Finalists represent the top work chosen in each category. A final review will be made, and the 31 prize winners in each category will be announced shortly!Train Your Brain Semi-Finalists3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Be sure to head to TheArtDept for more information about TAD's programs and faculty! At TheArtDept, you'll find free lessons, in-depth sessions with award-winning instructors, and inspiring artwork created by TAD students and faculty alike.
Congratulations to all!
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.Movie studies, do it!!! (contest: BIG prizes.)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
Want to have your art published?Want to have your art published?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Get your art published amongst some of the top artists on deviantart such as
:iconchancake:, :icontituslunter:, :iconvmbui:, :iconyamio:, :iconelsevilla:
"To raise money for charity, we're making an Artbook in which artists will be given the chance to draw a page (or double page) each. All profits raised will go directly to the RedKite, a foundation that works closely with children living with cancer, helping families financially in these tough times."
Ethereal-artbook is currently holding a contest where winning entries will be published in the artbook and will receive a free copy!
There will be four winners, each winner judged separately from the four categories available; green, blue, yellow and red
So what do we have to draw?
WHYTMANGA TOURNAMENT 2013! OPEN!The WhytManga Tournament is to help pull the art community together and to help other artists get some recognition for their work, I feel bad when good art doesnt get viewed and random ones do, its time for all yaw to shine!(cheezy i know). Its also to help all participants improve their art by competing with other in a friendly and fun manner! Entries will be given shout outs during the contest just to show others their competition.WHYTMANGA TOURNAMENT 2013! OPEN!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Whyt Manga Tournament is sponsored by SmithMicro (Creators of Manga Studio)
HOW IT WORKS
There are 5 rounds with 5 different art challenges.
I will pick my TOP 16 Entries out of all entries
Knock out stageout of the TOP 16, each artist will face one another, artist A vs artist B (as pairs), they will be assigned a new challenge and I will pick the one i think is better from each pair. to create a TOP 8.
Third Round- Quarter finals
same with the second round but with a new challenge to create the TOP
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.1Intellectual property (IP) is a legal concept which refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and design.The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.13 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE NEXT THREE YEARS OF MY LIFE
I had received a job offer at Microsoft. I guess this could have been one of my first 'big time' jobs, so I was a little ecstatic. It felt like a slow build to get to this point, after numerous indie games and under the table freelance jobs, but finally it had come.
I was working with my now best friend and business partner, Stephan, a suave German who I had met only a year or so prior. He had brought me into the fray, working with several other individuals who will, well, simply be known as individuals for privacy sake.
But yes, finally, I could put a professional company I
How to: Modifying the HeaderFor this tutorial series I am explaining different elements you can create or modify with the help of CSS. The level of experience that is needed to be able to understand the tutorials can differ and will be in no order.How to: Modifying the Header2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Everything explained is based on the gruze-structure of journals. If you are still using the old structure or have a journal installed that used it, things won’t work the same way like explained below.
For simple skins the old structure is fine, but the more features you add, the more I would recommend using the gruze-structure. You can look up the differences here: http://ginkgografix.deviantart.com/art/Old-vs-Gruze-Journals-112772369
This time I will explain you, how to modify the header section of a journal. I will try to cover everything important, but if there are still things you want to know more about, just let me know and I will try to add it here.
Nothing what I will explain here will affect the actual content area and it will always refer to the defaul
production and painting approach to digitapaintingthe production approach vs the painting approach when it comes to digital painting.production and painting approach to digitapainting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i would like to dedicate this post to emphasize the importance of both these areas. In my opinion an artists should be very clear about practicing and dedicating time to both approaches. But most importantly to keep two different approaches separate. When your in production you do things what ever makes the shot work.When your at home you practice your painting skills to improve as a painter.
So here is how i see these 2 approaches.
1. time, fast paced work for fast moving production
2. realism is achieved easily because you use the element straight away
3.its easier to convey specifics and "WOW" people with a digital image that has a high factor of realism. The viewer sees more detail in context.
1.the skill is not in the painting its about integrating elements and balancing.So it has a lower artistic painters integrity.
2.you bypass practice of certain artistic r
(OLD)Commissions Info(OLD)So sorry for the inconvenient, I had to make a new commission journal so click on this link to go to the new info.(OLD)Commissions Info(OLD)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
NEW COMMISSION JOURNAL
Thanks and sorry again Q_Q
A little story...Wanted to share this story with you guys, and future creators:A little story...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After getting out of a slump, I wanted to share this story of something I went through a few years back. Bit of a read, but thanks for sticking through it
As you know, Comic-Con is arriving and as I prepare for it, I grow more and more anticipated with anxiety/joy in regards to the re-release of Last Man Standing.
As long, challenging, and mind-opening the creation of LMS was, something really stuck with me.
Before I had created LMS, I wanted to work for WETA Workshop. To those that don't know them, they've created props, designs, sets, costumes, and more for The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, District-9, Elysium, The Hobbit and many more films.
I was obsessed and inspired with them. The creator, Richard Taylor was always a huge inspiration to me. After viewing supplements on the Extended Editions of The Lord of the Rings DVDS, I knew right there: I HAD TO WORK FOR THEM.
So I al
Wacom Cintiq 21UX + Erogtron LX Review (+photos)(I know my personal friends will probably make fun of me for writing this review with copious photos, but eh, I enjoy it! XD And I can at least offer some insight into these things )Wacom Cintiq 21UX + Erogtron LX Review (+photos)5 years ago in Personal More Like This
So about 2 or 3 weeks ago, I managed to pick up (by pure chance) a Cintiq 21UX from B&H that was in stock. (For those who don't know, it's damn near impossible to find the 21UX in stock at just about any store you can think of. This is because the 21UX is a very niche product and makes up so little of the demand for the already tiny graphic tablet market. It's manufactured in such small numbers, it's on a near to-order basis, so you can wait up to 1 or 2 months to receive one after ordering.) So being the only one in stock at B&H, I knew I had to take it and upgrade from my 3-year old 12WX.
[click on any photo in this post to enlarge it.]
Aside from just getting the 21UX, I also picked up an add-on called the Ergotron LX. It's a desk mou
FAQHi there !FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sometimes I answered to people sometimes not... I simply forget to answer, or don't have time, or the question has been asked billion times, or it's too complicated to write it in english.
so here some answers: (sorry if there are english's mistakes, I'm french ^^.)
Do you take commissions ?
Nope, I really don't have time ! Sorry guys. I won't answer to note/PM about that.
Do you do prints of your illustrations ?
Not for the moment...
Can I use your art ?
It depends for what, If I don't answer then it means "no". Don't take it badly... It just takes too much times to make proper sentences to say no and I don't have time... sorry.
And please don't use it for 9gag or any other website like that.
What software do you use ?
Mangastudio 4EX for comics and drawing.
Mangastudio 5EX for colors.
I draw on MS4 because it's easier and faster for me.
Where can I get your brushes ?
My brushes are here : http://nesskain.deviantart.com/art/Brushes-for-MS
CANNONBUSTERS IS NOW A THING!!!!!!WE DID IT!!!CANNONBUSTERS IS NOW A THING!!!!!!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
WE DID IT!!!!
Thanks to your unwavering support and HIGH DEMAND for new ideas and Action & Adventure themed animation, CANNON BUSTERS has reached it’s funding of $120,000 with 4 days left!!!!!!!!!
We’re currently in the process of planning stretch goal announcements but for the night, It’s time to take a celebratory fist pump (And sigh of relief) and we did it because YOU WANTED IT!!!
Now the HARD WORK BEGINS!
Stay tuned for more updates!!!! :-D
like the Wind =)Hi guyslike the Wind =)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
What have you created today? = )
I'm sure you all are familiar with the lovely 1st Naruto ending - W i n d - by Akeboshi:
The melody is wonderful, though have you ever pondered upon the song's lyrics? = ) They're truly beautiful , I really wanna know how you guys interpret them, especially:
...Breach your soul to reach yourself before you gloom
Reflection of fear make shadow of nothing
You still are blind if you see winding road
'Cause there's always straight way to the point you see...
Any thoughts? = ]
PE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS10 useful and not very known Photoshop tricksPE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Saving your .psd with all layers hidden makes a smaller file compared to saving it with all layers visible.
2. You can use the Crop Tool to quickly increase the canvas size of an image by holding down Ctrl + Alt whilst dragging the Crop Tool outside the current canvas.
3. If you want to see only one of your layers at a time, hold down Alt whilst clicking the eye icon of the layer. (do it again to show all layers again)
4. Holding down Alt while in a dialog box turns the Cancel button into a Reset button, so you can reset the values back to default.
5. If you want to just quickly check a very heavy .psd file, you can hold down Shift + Alt while clicking the Open button. This way Photoshop will open a flattened version of the file.
6. You can change the gray background that surrounds your image with the Paint Bucket Tool, just hold down Shift and make click on the background.
7. Not a very unknown tip, but if y
Alien IsolationAlien Isolation10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Wright Stuff
Spaceman with no face 2 by bradwright
I've been playing Alien: Isolation for the last few weeks and it is scary as hell.
Alien Isolation Q&A with bradwright
Brad Wright, longtime deviant in the dA community, steps into the shoes (space boots) of Giger and Moebius as a concept designer for the Alien Isolation videogame. The game reportedly marks a return to the terror of the original “Alien” film in which scaring the audience to death was the goal, rather than the uncorking escalating levels of defensive firepower that defined the sequels.
Monthly Photography Newsletter! Night photography is fast becoming popular and during February at CRPhotography we'll be posting some useful articles and tutorials on how to capture the night sky without really needing too much expertise and equipment. In the news the past month, photographs of the Northern Lights have been popping up since it's one of the best time of years to capture the sensational views. Read an interview with Aurora Hunter Jim Henderson for some personal insight.Monthly Photography Newsletter! 7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
For a little humour this month, check out this article from PetaPixel which looks at a set of meme images showing what Disney Princesses would be like if they were photographers. Also on Petapixel there is a
Artograph CardsArtograph Cards2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Shifter by pauline-greefhorstTrapped by NiraGonzalez2260 by m-lucia
Censorship by RGDart809 by SlevinAaronHELP by cetrobo
Children are cruel II by SHA-1lenore by BlackCocktail
Rorschach Butterfly by bitterev
Like a lady by ScarletteDeath
Pink room by Anhen
Mini by B0NDART
Grrr! by MarinaCoricMy Body is a Cage by B0NDARTStrand by DariaPitak
sub.mer.sa by m-luciaRed Dust Cocoon by pauline-greefhorstarchangelus by sorny
dream. by BlackCocktailbefore and after by m-luciaIn deep blue water by pauline-greefhorst