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.22 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
Animation 2nd and 3rd Place Winners2nd place:Animation 2nd and 3rd Place Winners2 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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Softness-art: Weekly feature XXXVIII:iconsoftness-art:Softness-art: Weekly feature XXXVIII8 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
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.)2 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
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
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.3Part 1:http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.32 years ago in Personal More Like This
I Was Not Ready For This
What did I just sign myself up for?
I had never made, drawn, written, or created a book in my life, so this was all pretty foreign to me. I had told Heavy Metal publishing I'd do it on my own dime. Reason was, this was my project.
Not that I can't cooperate or collaborate, but this time I wanted to create what I saw in my head, and not have a voice behind me telling me what to do and what not to do. Kevin Eastman, head of HM Pub, was incredibly generous in this decision and told me to lead the way, and I tried my damnest.
So I started with the obvious fundamentals. What is the story of LMS?
Now, as a whole, LMS's simple logline is incredibly simple. A man who gets framed for a crime he didn't commit, breaks out of prison and goes after those
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!
~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 giveaway3 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
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.12 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
(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
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
Want to have your art published?Want to have your art published?2 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?
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
Point Commissions! (OPEN SOON)Well hellou everyone~Point Commissions! (OPEN SOON)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Finally.. Now I can take point commissions SOON.
But I'm still not sure about the prices.. Too much or too little?
So, first of all, here's my conditions:
I can draw
Sonic OCs / Fanart / Game characters
Comic / Doujin
mild Yaoi / Yuri
I WON'T draw
Porn / Hentai
Robots / Anthro / Furry / Realistic humans (Not too skilled yet..)
[Star!] PRICES [Star!]
[Bullet; Pink] Sketch/Doodle = 30-50 [Points] (Here's an example: http://amortem-kun.deviantart.com/art/Amy-Rose-Doodle-207664407?q=gallery%3Aamortem-kun%2F24842282&qo=131 I won't use computer to make this.)
[Bullet; Pink] Lineart = 90 [Points] (Here's an example: http://amortem-kun.deviantart.com/art/Amy-x-Cosmo-One-More-Night-350499992?q=gallery%3Aamortem-kun%2F24842282&qo=5)
[Bullet; Pink] Colored version = 150 [Points] (here's an example: http://amortem-kun.deviantart.com/art/Bloody-Miss-Rose-361
the myth about talentMany people are under the assumption many of the high profile artists in the digital art community are mainly good because of talent. This is not completely true(in my opinion). What does make them great is the simple fact of constant and regular practice. But if you still like to cling to the word, then talent is just in other words an ambition and motivation. This word,"talent" has been branded with something that you think is something that can only be inherited and if you dont have it you are doomed to fail. Many people has lost potential careers because of this.the myth about talent2 years ago in Personal More Like This
well folks let me put that myth to rest because i think anyone with ambition and motivation can learn any tool and any skill.And if you are not learning it, it is because you are not working hard enough on it.its simple as that.The practice will open your eyes and you will develop to see things in different ways, once again this has nothing to do with talent. Once your understanding of all the levels of art gets wide
16000 point or $200.00 Fantasy Contest!digital-artists is helping promote this contest, though we are not hosting it.16000 point or $200.00 Fantasy Contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This contest is being held by:
Full blog and details found here: http://dreamorchid78.deviantart.com/journal/Back-with-a-bang-and-CONTEST-303007033
The contest can be from line art to a painting (digital or traditional). You can enter up to three pictures. While you don't have to pick from the list (since they're just suggestions), the drawing must fit a fantasy scenario, person or creature. A hint will be to try to incorporate a scene along with a fantasy character. You can do either evil or good. Also this MUST be original design and artwork (we're avid art fans of fantasy and know a lot of work out there so don't plagiarizer someone). Also we will disqualify any thing that looks exactly like a dark elf from WOW, Lineage II, or any other game. I really would like to see originality in this and I
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.4Part 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.42 years ago in Personal More Like This
Part 2, Sell That Damn Book, Danny: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-2-354730628
Part 3, I Was Not Ready For This: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-3-354860965
OBJECTIVE: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND STORY BUILDING
I began working pretty heavily on LMS during the first quarter of 2009. I had now a handful of characters, a rough idea of the story, and a general scope of what I wanted the book to be. To get started, I felt every book should have a theme. Movies do, right?
Spider-Man: Great powers, great responsibility.
Batman: Be more than just a man, a symbol, and be remembered a legend.
Star Wars: The myth of a heroes destiny, and the truth that allows him to be set free.
Who was Gabriel? What type of character or archetype was he? What were his rises and
Point Commissions! (NOTES at the moment)IT'S OPEN.. for now. :'DPoint Commissions! (NOTES at the moment)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have to slow down since I've got a few already..
So, first of all, here's my conditions:
I can draw
Sonic characters / OCs / Fanart
Comic / Doujin (Not at the moment)
mild Yaoi / Yuri (R-15)
I won't draw
Porn / Hentai (over R-18)
Anthro / Furry / Realistic humans
[Star!] PRICES [Star!] (CHANGED!!)
[Bullet; Pink] Sketch/Doodle = 150 [Points] (Here's an example: http://amortem-kun.deviantart.com/art/Amy-Rose-Doodle-207664407?q=gallery%3Aamortem-kun%2F24842282&qo=131 I won't use computer to make this.)
[Bullet; Pink] Lineart = 300 [Points] (Here's an example: http://amortem-kun.deviantart.com/art/Amy-x-Cosmo-One-More-Night-350499992?q=gallery%3Aamortem-kun%2F24842282&qo=5)
[Bullet; Pink] Full body colored version = 500 [Points]
[Bullet; Pink] Comic = ??? (DEPENDS ON HOW LONG IT IS + CHARACTERS + COLORS - If you're int
Sonic Pixel Icon Commissions -CLOSED-EDIT: GOING TO CLOSE THESE FOR A WHILE WHILST I DO SOME OF THE ONES THAT ARE ON MY WAITING LIST, I AM GOING TO BE GOING A BIT SLOWER ON THESE THAN I WENT FOR THE FIRST FEW (UNDER A BIT OF STRESS FROM COLLEGE) BUT ONCE I HAVE LIKE 1 OR 2 LEFT ON THE LIST I'LL REOPEN THESE :'DSonic Pixel Icon Commissions -CLOSED-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Blinking Pixel Icon Commissions are now open!
Blinking With Name:
If you would like one send me a note with how many you want, what type and links to the characters you want them of.
Do Not Send Me Points Until I have Confirmed That I Will Do Your Icon.
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? = ]