Stockers you should knowHey people! So, one of the many questions I get asked about how to improve figure drawing is where to find a suitable model. In a perfect world, friends and family members would sit for us artists for hours on end, however that's highly unlikely especially if you're looking for an "actiony" pose! Also, those of you who are just beginning to draw the figure need to do so from a human model. Drawing from life is, once again, ideal, but stock photos are the next best thing. Plus I'm always harping about dA's great stock so this is the list of some of the absolute best figurative/pose based human stockers on dA:Stockers you should know3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
#1.SenshiStock For Male and Female pose reference
Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To KnowThere's lots of awesome models on DA and lots of great places on the web to find pose reference and stock! Here's a little list of some great places to check out for some quality pose reference stock:Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To Know3 years ago in Personal More Like This
is a group I founded that accepts submissions of stock photos that are useful for pose reference. To be considered, the model must be wearing form fitting clothing or nude. There are separate folders for nude stock. Watching this group will result in quality pose reference stock appearing in your inbox!
You are here.
Non-nude female full body
Mostly male, mixed undies and nude. Some fem parts.
Her gallery is full of great female reference including some wonderful lying, reclining and sitting poses.
Small but useful gallery of plus size female model in form fitting clothing.
has a folder of
Art Feature: Recent SenshiStock UsesJust a small feature to show you some of the great artwork people have made recently from my stock. Please take a moment to visit these lovely artists and enjoy their pretty things!Art Feature: Recent SenshiStock Uses3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let it rain by chels-pooPractice pose 2 by Katoons88AU Ezio by YazoraPink by ingunnbfantidote to everything by crespella:thumb356438366:Art Trade: Zafina by Speckled-EggThistle Flower on the prowl by krahkaFemale marauder Warhammer fan art by derpingtimmy:thumb355266519:Guild Master by HarpyMarxTanis - Transform by evionTies by pilarouro
Resources/Advice - Anatomy and PosesPreviously: Heads and Faces and Stuff to Listen to While DrawingResources/Advice - Anatomy and Poses2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Starting off, we have my all time favorites!
Simplifying the figure: This is my very favorite anatomy deviation and I still come back to it when I need to amp myself up for drawing some anatomies. It’s just so simplified yet still accurate! It makes breaking down the body into simple shapes easier to understand. When I start working out a person’s anatomy, this is what they’ll look like, because details get in the way at that point and structure and form are what’s important to get down.
Muscles: One of the best resources on the internet for anatomy is
Traditional Publishing or Indie Publishing?Publishing WeekTraditional Publishing or Indie Publishing?11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So you want to publish your book? In this day and age, usually the next question is: should you go Traditional or Indie?
It's a hard question to answer but I think it's something that only each individual can decide for themselves.
I decided to go Indie after several tries over ten years of submitting my manuscript to publishers, getting feedback, re-writing the book and then submitting again. Over and over the feedback was that because my work wasn't mainstream science fiction that the publishers weren't prepared to take the risk. I came to a point where I realised that I needed to decide if I wanted to keep trying to get Traditionally published, and likely end up rewriting my book into something I never wanted it to be, or if I wanted to go Indie. Now, I've never looked back since I decided to go Indie. It was hard work with a very steep learning curve but it was all worth it. I love the control of being an Indie
How to Write a Query LetterPublishing WeekHow to Write a Query Letter11 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
A query is kind of what it sounds like -- you're ASKING an agent or publisher if they're interested in seeing your book. But a query is more than hey what's up I'm awesome my book is awesome look at it plz! You have to write a professional letter that will entice the person who will read it into writing back with a HECK YES SHOW ME YOUR BOOK! (Okay, they probably won't say it like that. But you get the gist.)
The first line in your query should be:
Dear Ms./Mr. AgentLastName OR Dear Ms/Mr. EditorLastName
This might sound obvious, but you never EVER want to address a query with Dear Sirs/Madams or To Whom it May Concern. You also don't want to address it to the publisher or the agency. You are writing a specific agent or a specific editor, whom you've taken the time to research. You know what this person likes and you think he or she will like your book. So address them personally.
The next lines should should look something like:
PE: Learning to paint with deviantArtA lot of people want to learn to draw and paint better but they just don't know where to start. You don't need an expensive art course to learn and progress, sometimes the answers are not far away. On DeviantArt, artists not only share their artworks but many of them are willing to share their working secrets, they create tutorials and FAQ journals or simply answer to your notes if you ask them. When you know what you want to improve, searching for a good tip gets even easier.PE: Learning to paint with deviantArt3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Improve your drawings & sketches
Improve your watercolor painting
Specific Imagery: What Makes a Poem Good?Specific Imagery: What Makes a Poem Good?Specific Imagery: What Makes a Poem Good?2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
So what makes a poem good?
According to Samuel Taylor Coleridge (please, never just call him Sam) the definition of poetry is "the best words in their best order".
Fine. But what exactly does that mean?
It means that good poetry is about much more than just matching rhythm and rhyme. What elevates any poem above its peers is the specific choice of words to match the poet's intent.
Say what now?
Think of it this way: our chosen words are our color palette, and the way we combine them equates to brush strokes and blending. Strong words equal bold hues, while overused and cliché terms are a lot like faded watercolors. You want your hard work to stand out, not blend in, right?
Of course I do!
Then my biggest piece of advice is this: choose your words.
What do you mean? I always choose my words; I'm a writer, after all!
What I mean is, do your best to choose the most appro
Last call! Manga/Anime Repeating Contest!Monthly Repeating Manga & Anime contest!Last call! Manga/Anime Repeating Contest!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Edit: Last call for entries! Judging will be done in 18hours from now! Get your entries in asap! Winners and New theme for the Contest will be announced tomorrow! Hurry up!
Hello there again my darling snowflakes!
I'm very excited to announce that from now on, every month we will be hosting our Monthly Repeating Manga and Anime contest! I hope you'll have lots of fun with them! And if you have any idea for a contest theme, feel free to leave a comment here!
A little F.A.Q before we get started :iconjumpingla-plz:
How does this work?
Every month I'll give you a theme and you'll have to create a Manga/Anime styled entry according to it
Is Fan Art or Fan Characters allowed?
I'm afraid not Only Original Characters and universes are allowed. Your Naruto based OC, for example, isn't elligible to enter or win.
Can we submit pre-existing works that fit the theme?
Nope. All entries must be made specifically fo
The SenshiStock USB Drive Is Available!The SenshiStock USB drives are in and available for purchase!The SenshiStock USB Drive Is Available!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's what you need to know:
This is a USB drive with lots of images on it! Everything from the start of the account until Shoot 26 (the bright blue sheet)
The drives say "SenshiStock" on one side and "A Stock Revolution" on the other side; they come with a lanyard.
Payment can be made online via PayPal or through regular mail by Money Order.
The drives are $20 ea. This does not include shipping. Shipping & tracking for the USA will be $5; First Class International shipping is $7 but does not include insurance or tracking. (Note: USPS increased their rates in Jan 2014)
The stats on the drive currently are:
3.83 GB of stock (but this is an 8GB drive so you will have some additional space!)
About 2,900 stock photos
Includes everything in the gallery from shoots 21-26 (shoot 26 is the one with the brigh
Prose Basics: What is Voice, Anyway?At this point, you've all had awesomesauce articles on word choice, varying sentences, dialect, and dialogue. Which is great, because it cuts my job down to five minutes of nattering on about how you bring all these elements together to create that elusive thing people always go on about: VOICE.Prose Basics: What is Voice, Anyway?2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Voice is the personality of the book.
You know that thing about avoiding cliché except every single plotline ever has been done and has the TVTropes article to prove it and OH GODS WHY?!?!
Voice solves 97% of that. It lends originality to your story by tossing a filter over the whole thing. 'The Shining' needed that kid-voice so readers could stare in horror over his shoulder, understanding things like the dark cloud of suicide in his father's head without having his reaction ruin half a page of ominous build. 'Dir
Tuesday feedback hourUPDATE: Tuesday Feedback Hour for this week is over, but you can still link your traditional artworks to get comments/critiques next week, also, don't forget to check out the features in the bottom of this journalTuesday feedback hour4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We now have an official Tuesday Feedback hour stamp made by Zedna7, it's really awesome! Also, I welcome on board curlandgrazes, who volunteered to help me give you feedback & critique some of your work as well. Also thanks to DeaconStrucktor, who provided interesting links we all might use:
Deviant Guide: Good comments
Deviant Guide: Good responses
When It's HardHi folks! I realized in my most recent round of blogs that I've been a little quick to tell you all to put on your grown up panties, but this one is going to be a little different. Making art can be one of the most exhilarating things you'll ever do, but (and this is from personal experience also) 80% of the time you're going to fail. You'll spill your ink all over that glorious drawing. Oil from your hands will permanently stain only the portion of paper that was meant to remain a snowy white. Your computer's hard drive will crash or all your image files (all the WIPs especially) will get corrupted. You'll try something new and it just won't work out the way you envisioned. These things are the parts that aren't really spoken about enough, and so when they happen to us we assume that we're doing something terribly wrong. I'm here to tell you that we all go through these things and there's always a solution!When It's Hard1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
When you're not improving
What's Wrong With Praise?So this is another one of those artistic taboos we're never suppose to talk about, apparently. The idea of giving back positive feedback to an artist. It's seen as "coddling" as "babying" as "inflating the ego" and has such intense negative associations. It seems to be generally accepted that the only way to critique someone's work is to point out ONLY the negative parts. Any attempt to point out anything positive or something you liked about the work is seen as being unhelpful towards the artist's growth.What's Wrong With Praise?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And frankly I think that's a bunch of hogwash.
Speaking from my own experience, I rarely ever get anything positive said about my work in a constructive way. I might get a lot of "good jobs" or people talking happily about my comics because they made them laugh, but I rarely if ever get any comments that go into detail explaining WHY I did something right. On the flip side, the amount of negative criticism and nitpicking is almost hilariously rampant, not just on my artwork but on th
100 Theme Challenge - a few versions to try.Okay, since people have started coming here to find the 100 Themes Challenge information, I thought the least I could do is provide both of the lists I know of for the challenge and the rules that accompanied it. Because this is a meme, it's always evolving, but there should be some basic rules to go along with it... so here, all together and in one place for those looking is the 100 Theme Challenge!100 Theme Challenge - a few versions to try.9 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cut and paste the rules and the version of the list you like and go forth and be creative!
100 Themes meme.
The point of this challenge is to test and improve your skill as an artist. After 100 pics who wouldnt be better.
The basic rules
1.) Make 100 art entries, each pic having a theme listed below. Each pic should have ONE and only ONE theme to it, for it to count.
2.) No time limit so have fun
3.) The main picture should be drawn by you, or involve photos taken by you for the purpose of this challenge. No old art! It should all be newly made for this meme!
Unused SenshiStock: PART 1Does SenshiStock expire? I'm not sure! But here are some old poses that don't have any use comments on them yet. Is there anything here that you can use before it goes stale?!Unused SenshiStock: PART 14 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sailor Sitting 13 by SenshiStockSailor Sitting 15 by SenshiStockSailor Sitting 16 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 38 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 41 by SenshiStockSailor Defeat 17 by SenshiStockSailor Sitting 22 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 60 by SenshiStockSailor Animamate 4 by SenshiStockSailor Drama 14 by SenshiStockSailor Drama 18 by SenshiStockSailor Reading 4 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 86 by SenshiStockSailor Bride by SenshiStockSailor IMPALED4 O_O by SenshiStockSailor Fight 23 by SenshiStockSailor Singer 5 by SenshiStockSailor Singer 7 by SenshiStockSailor Singer 13 by SenshiStockSailor Gun 3 by SenshiStockSailor Gun 9 by SenshiStockSailor Gun 11 by SenshiStockSailor Fight 28 by SenshiStock
Looking back at all that old stock has made me nostalgic! (Some of these are so grainy, ; A ; I should retake them!)
I hope you find something in here that you can use still!
Part 2 coming soon!
Note: I'm not deleting anything (sorry to scare you xD) but I might pack some of these old images up into ZIP files.
Music JournalHere's a fun experiment for you guys, if you wish to participate. I'm going to give a link to five different scores of music and you guys have to tell me what you felt as you listened to it. This exercise is supposed to be something of a warmup for your imagination. For you to understand exactly what kind of effect music has on us when we listen to it.Music Journal4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the rules:
1) If it's a track from a movie you know, please DO NOT tell me what happens in that scene in the film. That is not the point to this exercise. I know it'll be hard not to do that because of the chosen soundtracks, but try to be creative.
2) Tell me what emotions you feel while listening to the one you felt was strongest. So that means CHOOSE ONE to speak about. Angry, sad, joyful, blahblah XD
3) Be creative and have fun! Draw or something while you're listening
Okay, so here are the tracks:
Commissions 2/2015 CLOSED!!!Updated: Oct 19th, 2015Commissions 2/2015 CLOSED!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you may remember how I considered quitting my job, becoming consciously unemployed? Well, I went for it xD Now I'm free of duties and free of savings. So I am opening a few slots of commissions. Mainly Paypal accepted but since I want to buy
PremiumCore Membership I will be accepting points until I can afford it (probably 2 point payments). Old prices remain but only two options available this time~
EDIT: Paying with points is no longer available! Paypal only!
on A5 (1748x2480 px) with simple background: $30
on A5 with simple background: $20
Feature Friday #9 CHRISTMAS!ITS THE FRIDAY FEATURE!Feature Friday #9 CHRISTMAS!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
(on saturday ... ahaha... (._.))
but this is a christmas one so i wanted it to be bigger than normal!
Hearing Damage by gabrielleragusiyup, thats a girl by G4MM43T4 Winter Wonderland by autogatosEvening Mood by PMucksAffection by KatsenhakeronFidelity to Kulshedra by Mavelle-EalenyrSelf Portrait by MisterLopesNight Life by alewismThe Outcast Of Hell by NeonMonsterBytesI came out of that? by Dianoka...Reverse moments... by Tatemyuu
Collab Commissions - OPENRegular commissions: http://fav.me/d5n922tCollab Commissions - OPEN1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you recently missed my commissions, don't be sorry because you can also purchase some beautiful artwork made by me and another amazing artist!
What I'm offering here are Collab Commissions, which means there will be 2 artists instead of 1 working on your order.
One of us will do the sketch&lineart and the other will color it (you'll have to choose who do which part).
Artists I'm collaborating with:
Keep reading to find samples of what we can draw for you!
*In this case you must go to her journal to read the information if you're interested in ordering one Collab-commission [open]
Full body picture
1 slot: open
Samples of her art:
Art and honestyDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and honesty1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
Honesty is such a vital moral quality of our lives.
Being honest about your technique.
I know artists who keep their secrets by themselves - they work alone, never showing or explaining what they know. I'm quite the opposite - nowadays I try to pass along the knowledge/tips that I know, because I see no reason not to. Why choose to be selfish and greedy, never helping others who may need it? (edit: yes, sometimes people won't share anything, because It's their own art and they can do whatever they want with it, it doesn't make them a bad person and it's completely their own choice)
I tend to make lots of livestreams (on younow - as much as I can) and some
WINNERS - Hidden Fetish WearSorry for the delay but here are the winners which i'll be noting each but other then that thanks for each of you that submitted and hope you enjoyed doing the ideas.WINNERS - Hidden Fetish Wear8 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's time again for another contest and this time it's going to be all about fetish wear hidden under plain clothes or somehow out of sight of the public. The one will be pretty open as it can apply to many situations so feel free to go nuts and use any characters and setting as long as the end result ends with someone in some sexy clothing. An example would be the banner although I was going to make it more interactive I don't think DA would enjoy the unblocked nakedness as much as some would but you can click it to lead to the example.
END DATE: July 2nd
Setting - Unrestricted
Characters - Unrestricted
Theme - One Character Displ
RLC CLOSED for the time beingCLOSED FOR NOW!!! SORRY BUT I HAVE TOO MANY PENDING STUFF TO FINISH. As much as I would like to take every order I receive, I just can't keep up anymore with the current pace I work with and the amount of stuff I need to finish.RLC CLOSED for the time being5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Only Clients that have ongoing projects with me as their artist may add orders.
WHEN I RE-OPEN (in a month or two) MY PRICES WILL INCREASE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND PATRONAGE!!
COMMISSIONS GALLERY HERE
HELLO GUYS. This is my updated commissions list as of 4/16/14. Yes I am returning the older options and some newer ones. Please read everything before placing an order. Thanks!
- All prices in USD.
- Price listed is for one character only.
- Normal rates apply for every additional character (except for Composition w/backgrou
CommissionsI'm taking commissions againCommissions11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm opening only 3 slots for now.
Do not hesitate to ask if you need something else than the examples below, I just need to price things before adding them to this journal.
I'm sorry I'm not taking points at the moment, I really need money now ;_;
Chibi -> 21$ / 18€ ̶o̶r̶ ̶2̶0̶0̶0̶ ̶p̶o̶i̶n̶t̶s̶
Full body (without background) -> 40$ / 35€
Icons -> 9$ / 8€ ̶o̶r̶ ̶7̶0̶0̶ ̶p̶o̶i̶n̶t̶s̶
Icons -> 15$ / 13&