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
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
Character Inspirational Links!Hello! A lot of people have been iffy on the style of design the characters have, and I understand that. Unlike some groups, we haven't revealed much on the style of outfits the characters should have. And that's okay to be confused and lost.Character Inspirational Links!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The world of combo-lock is fantasy-based. We try to have an RPG feel and tone to the game, so it's natural to want RPG-like characters. But what does RPG mean?
While we do promote original ideas and designs of all kind (the city that the story takes place in, Cauraha, is considered on of the biggest cultural melting pots of the nation), we would like to give some current inspirations that think would create good ideas for character designs.
I (Whit) spent the day with one of my new friends, Essie, who is deciding on doing the same major as me. We both found out that one of the things we have in common is our love for fantasy concept art.
Essie (who is from Korea) introduced me to two Korean MMORPGs she was currently playing,
Premium Content and how I feel about making moneyHalloPremium Content and how I feel about making money2 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
A Guide To Using The DeviantART Chat RoomsI asked my evil friend Evil-e33 to help me write a nifty guide to using the Chat Rooms on DeviantART. I did all the work and she poked me repeatedly in the left arm (which is now bruised) and came up with witty one liners that make me look foolish.A Guide To Using The DeviantART Chat Rooms6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Anyway, as for being helpful, we failed, but this is what happened anyway...
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH Where am I?!?!?!
BloodshotInk says: Hello there, welcome to dAmn. dAmn stands for deviantART Messaging Network and includes the forums and the chat rooms.
This guide is for the chat rooms, using them, and becoming accustom to them.
Evil-e33 says: The first rule about dAmn club is we don't talk about dAmn club.
BloodshotInk says: Luckily dAmn is not a club. So lets move on.
dAmn is moderated by MN@ staff. You can tell who these scary people are by looking for the @ symbol by their usernames. (Usernames are listed on the right). All Official chatrooms are moderated by the MN@ Team. Generally speaking,
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
Oblivion!Here's the teaser poster I did in collaboration with Universal and Joseph Kosinski for Oblivion! ( And here's the trailer! http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=dQ3Mt9yiz6k )Oblivion!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/oblivion
understand a painting study dont just copyThis is purely an observation from my point of view but whenever i see a study or painting based on a masterpiece or a screen plate. The results are almost in every case very good.So this tells me that our ability to copy is quite good and its not really required to be a high level artist.Junior level to mid level ones can pull this off easily too. Everything you need to know is already in the image we are trying to copy so it becomes a recipe for us.understand a painting study dont just copy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the important thing though is to not "copy" it but to understand it and deconstruct a work method from it.And if you understand that then the work based from your own mind will be alot better.
When i see this kind of work , for me its not the level of detail and accurcy that one puts in the copied artwork that impresses me, but the images based on that learned knowledge afterwards. And to tell you the truth not many people understand this knowledge or are aware of how important it is to understand it.But the interesting phenomenon is that
Tip of the Day: ConcentrationAn essential ability for success is to bend your concentration towards the things that matter the most.Tip of the Day: Concentration3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Punch your mental distractions in the face and start concentrating on what matters.
If it's a loved one that is distracting you, don't punch them... just ask them to give you time to concentrate
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Paint women like womenWrote a new article on an issue that's been bothering me for a long time. Go read it and let me know what you think: https://medium.com/noahbradley/18ec54c0948ePaint women like women7 months ago in Personal More Like This
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 Apprenticeship1 year 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
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
Critical Assessment and Aftermath of Art SchoolCritical Assessment and Aftermath of Art School2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is an updated account on how things are going years after having left art school, the effects it's had on me, and my personal thoughts on attending. My views here aren't wholly different than the few rants I've had on the subject in the past, but it's one I believe I have to continue talking about to assist others in making the right decisions for themselves and their future path. (I should also mention that this is the viewpoint of an american in America.)
It's become increasingly clear to me over the last year that out of my 25 years on this Earth, there's only one decision I ever truly regret: and that was going to art school. Now, there's a good chance that I may not be saying this had I attended a different school, but there's no way to ever know, so what I'm really saying is "I regret going to the school I chose, not school in general." I feel as though I was let down by my school. I held up my end of the bargain (some $80~$90
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 Professeur-Poulpe 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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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?
Razer Nostromo for Digital PaintingHey guys, I just wanted to share something that has GREATLY improved my digital painting setup.Razer Nostromo for Digital Painting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For several months now I have been using the Razer Nostromo, a keypad designed for games, specifically for digital painting. It lets me compact all my most-used hotkeys into an ergonomic gadget.
I would consider this a must-have tool for the serious digital painter. I can hardly work without it now.
It was about $50 on Amazon a while back. Apparently there is also a new model out, but it is much more pricey. I would probably stick with this one.
Note: this may not work for you if you are left-handed
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
Character Concept Art ClassCharacter Concept Art Class1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hi guys! I wanted to share my new online skillshare class: Character Concept Art: from thumbnail to final design.
I've teamed up with skillshare to bring you guys a class all about character concept art. There are videos and a complete project guide to guide you through the steps, from initial thumbnails right through to the finished
Great way to deal with Stress.Great way to deal with stress.Great way to deal with Stress.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I needed this. A reminder of how to deal with stress: Just write everything in your head down, and in the process emptying it completely. You don't have to think about a million things anymore, It's on paper. And just like that, you have peace.
Now you can look at all these problems and say. This is important, this isn't, this is the most important, this is what I need to do for it.
Everyone already does this in their head.
Problem is, when everything is still in there it keeps jumping around. And you'll be focusing on one problem and all of a sudden another problem jumps in and you lose your focus, then another one joins the dance and suddenly your head is spinning and you're lying on your couch staring at the ceiling feeling like you've not slept for a week.
Paralyzed and overwhelmed.
Just write it out, from "My business plan needs a complete redo" to "I don't like the color of my shoes" in no particular order, whatever comes up as you're writing.
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
The Matter of the MassesI've been painting for a few years now, but I feel like I'm only beginning to grasp the importance of this concept. I'll quote Robert Henri (1865-1929) from his book, The Art Spirit, which is packed full of such profound wisdom.The Matter of the Masses1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Robert Henri stresses this point:
"Insist on the beauty of form and color to be obtained from the composition of the largest masses, the four or five large masses which cover your canvas. Let these above all things have fine shapes, have fine colors. Let them be as meaningful of your subject as they possibly can be. It is wonderful how much real finish can be obtained through them, how much of gesture and modeling can be obtained through their contours, what satisfactions can be obtained from the fine measures in area, color and value. Most students and most painters in fact rush over this; they are in a hurry to get on to other matters, minor matters."
"The beauty of the larger mass is primary
Border CSS TipsYou'll find many border css styles all around the web .. I am not adding anything new here .. just collecting some of my favourite border styles and tips together .. Also I want our students in eCSSercise to check on this blog .. hope u'll find them usefulBorder CSS Tips3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wow .. thanx for the feedback .. with ur help I'll add more tips below .. keep an eye on them XD
What's a border?
Border is what surrounds your html/css object/item, let it be a text, an empty box, or an image .. etc
What makes up a border?
Border has four properties:
Color - Width - Style - Radius
Whether you choose for your border to be visible or not, bear in mind it's made up of four parts:
Top - Bottom - Right - Left
How to use that in CSS?
The border properties have different ways to write down their values, but I always use a fixed/limited way:
color: #------; --> border color
width: --px; --> border thickness
style: solid, dashed, dotted; --> border ap
Video Tutorial EP05!Hey guys! It's Monday and it's time to learn some shit! Maybe? Here is the link to this week's videoVideo Tutorial EP05!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Let me know what you think or if you have any question!
The Great Race Contest: Looking for DonarsThe Great RaceThe Great Race Contest: Looking for Donars2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Its a new year and to celebrate we've decided to throw a contest. The theme is the Chinese Zodiac! Feel free to draw anything any one of the zodiacs in the way you envision them.
~Newsha and me are currently asking for donations for the prizes. All donators will have their account ID featured here in this journal along with their name featured next tot their prize. Please send a note to either contest hostess with information to what you'd like to have donated and the quantity as well. Thanks so much!~
The race begins on January 15th and well end on February 28th.
- Must be new piece specifically made for this contest
- Only one zodiac sign can be portrayed in each submission and it must be clear which zodiac is in the image
- Adult themes allowed (Blood/Nudity) only if it is found tasteful and only adds to the power of the piece.
- Please submit only polished and finished pieces. No sketches/doodles/rushed works