Had the Urge...…to write this because I'm getting repeated questions that are pretty much along the same lines and rather than direct each one to my FAQ, I have a different way to answer the question, which is basically:Had the Urge...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Why am I not getting anywhere in my art? What can I do to get better? No one is liking my work, how can I get more people to like my work so they can pay me?"
The real question you should be asking yourselves is:
"Why am I drawing?"
I mean, I take a look all the time at people who may not be skilled or whatever, and I'm sure they don't feel the best about their work (or they may), but they always have something to say that made them feel good while drawing it. Saw a sunset beach picture earlier that someone drew/painted and of course, it's not professional-looking at all. What ringed to me was the fact that in their comments, they said they "enjoyed it and was a relaxing piece". Not complaining about how the sand looks too crappy or the colors in the s
Featured Art Was That A Forbidden Fruit? by Cevana mature Naruto by suicidollxp Biest by amadeus-love Ethereal Melody by Visyor The Violinist by Visyor Dance III by UVER :thumb136070056: Pee Time by guimero64 :thumb272778563: Eole by amadeus-love :thumb141063397: fl0wer ring by Azure-smile Here the Noise That Moves So Soft and Low by guimero64 katarina by Ryancy Dans les nuages! by Cevana Neko Hatsune Miku Chibi by KykyOtaku Marching Along by amadeus-loveFeatured Art4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSThe Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
February 27, 2013/by techgnotic
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You Are The Future
Forward by techgnotic
Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
Active Hitbox/Hurtbox Rendering A lot of this is proof of concept, so please keep that in mind while reading. I've been experimenting with ways to innovate 2D fighting games after I've been playing 3D fighting games like Street Fighter 4 AE and Super Smash Bros. Melee. I think I have come up with a simple yet effective rendering system. Hitboxes and Hurtboxes of a player are drawn frame by frame, 60 frames per second and are overlapped as layers. Below is a bunch of stuff outlining this.Active Hitbox/Hurtbox Rendering2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I must note that all the sprites used are from Touhou Hisouten - Scarlet Weather Rhapsody. Those are not my property and are property of ZUN. They are used only as place holders. Do not expect them to be used in any of my official future works unless I get written permission from ZUN himself to include them.
Blue = Hurtbox
Red/Orange = Hitbox (Unlabeled. Assume each hitbox does normal amounts of knockback and applies hitstun effec
For all beginning artists and creative peopleThis is very true and i hope it helps some of you. This is a repost from the blog Muddy Colors. A very inspirational quote from Ira Glass-For all beginning artists and creative people4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it's just not that good. It's trying to be good, it has potential, but it's not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn't have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish
I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 2[Click Here For Part 1]I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 24 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Never Be Ashamed"
I couldn't help myself. The moment I saw a name placard for "Steven Blum" my nostalgia and long-standing love of all things LucasArts Adventure Games flung my body into auto-pilot and directed me to that booth. In front of him were posters and lithographs of various characters from recent anime recently localized into English, but I inadvertently dumped his mind back into the 90's when I lost all decorum and totally fangasm'd over his role voicing Ludger Brink in The Dig.
"Wow," Steven reeled at my impulsive outburst. "That was...so long ago."
It was spring 2010, just one week before my transfer to the biggest AAA project in our publisher's history. I was at the Wizard World comic convention in Anaheim California. I knew there was going to be celebrity, but not the rockstars that defined my youth. Being a c
No Excuses: 'What if it's not worth it?'And what if it is? What if you make something that changes the world? You have alot more to gain than to lose my friends. That's the beautiful thing about creating. When you create something from nothing, you're always left with more than what you started with, you can never end up with less.No Excuses: 'What if it's not worth it?'3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I understand the sentiment. It's nothing more than a lame excuse, but i do understand it. I've had my days, my weeks.... my months even when I am working my ass off. I've had barely any sleep, I'm stressed out to all hell, I have no social life, and I haven't played a good video game in ages, and I think to myself: "is all of this worth it?" I have friends who have spouses and families, who make great money and work a quarter as much as me. They have time to play video games and go to sports games and hang out with friends. And I think. "What if all these things I'm sacrificing isn't worth it?"
But that thought doesn't stick with me long, because almost imme
No Excuses #3: You're not AloneOkay this is the official start to a new segment I'm going to have here on the blog called "No Excuses." The point of this segment is going to be to encourage people to go out and create. My focus will be the creation of comic books. Mostly because that is what I'm an expert in. But what I say could be adapted to any field of creativity from writing, to cosplay. The reason I'm starting this is because I've found the number one reason that people don't follow their dreams is because they are afraid and/or too lazy to chase them. And they make up excuses to justify their fear or laziness. "I can't make my comic cause I don't know how to draw." "I can't do a comic, I'm a terrible writer." "I can't make this comic, I'm not famous, no one knows who I am." "Who would buy a comic from me? I'm a nobody." There are no excuses. If you want to make a comic, then do it. Where there's a will there is a way, and success coNo Excuses #3: You're not Alone4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Free Art Lessons! DON'T GO TO ART SCHOOL!Update Febuaray 4, 2014: My CHannel has moved!!!Free Art Lessons! DON'T GO TO ART SCHOOL!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Go here http://www.youtube.com/user/TheJettyJetShow
It was moved because at least 7 of my videos were being blocked do to copy right reasons, i even got a notice that, if i play any more songs I will lose alot of posting privileges. Also i always wanted an intro to my video as well as getting all my thumbnails to look professional so i thought id start fresh in this new channel. Hope you guys check it out. All the videos from my old channel will be added gradually, i just gotta go through them and fix the sound tracks add intros etc. The difference from my old channel and the new is, the new one has "THE" in it. From just "jettyjetshow" to "THEJETTYJET SHOW)
Jet here! Ive put this off for far too long. Any who I've started a youtube channel about a year ago, and i thought i'd make an official flyer for it to explain explicitly what i'll be doing as well as cover some of the questions that some of you guys may be
Front Page issue+Edit+Front Page issue4 years ago in Personal More Like This
to everyone who is still reading this,
if you want to help making things better, please go here http://dan14lev.deviantart.com/journal/Site-Updates-Week-2-of-2012-280120333 and suggest them to create a third front page option so that we'd have Newest, Exposure (current FP) and Popular (the old FP ) :'D
if we suggest it in many, they might listen to us!
I already did and others did the same!
okay, it's time somebody does something about this.
So I hope I'm not the only one who's being REALLY annoyed by this new front page system or glitch that's been there for almost a month now, and DA did absolutely nothing to fix or let us know they're fixing it or inform us in case it's a new system?!
for me it's not okay, before the pictures getting there at least were popular, they were there because they were chosen by people, because we liked them, because for the most part they were good and worth looking at!
how many of the good artists on DA did you see up there lately, not
How to become a better colorist?Hey guys and girls. Today something especially for you. Some useful tips from coloring artist.How to become a better colorist?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you asked me about tutorial. I really wanted to write one but they are so time consuming.
So let's start.
1. Make good flats at the start. Use polygonal lasso tool in Photoshop and then Paint bucket tool, it's the most accurate method. Filling areas with brushes is wrong, believe me. You will swear to gods and scream out loud trying to later fill all these tiny holes you didn't notice white painting flats with brush.
Of course don't stick to this advice too much. If you have a bunch of tiny elements it's obvious that it's better to color them with hard brush than to use lasso, especially the polygonal one
My way of doing flats is to make every particular color/character on a separate layer. For example, having two girls, sky and clouds in the picture, I make 3 groups: background, girl1, girl2. Then in each group I make layers for: sky, clouds, skin, hair, shirt, jeans... etc. May look
F.A.Q - new and improvedF.A.Q - new and improved6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Frequently Asked Questions
Hey guys! Up until now I've always maintained two versions of my FAQ - one here and one on my website. I've decided to stop updating this one and just refer you guys to the one on my site so that I don't have to edit both versions every time I update it!
So, for answers to frequently asked questions and tips & advice, please visit:
And of course, feel free to continue asking questions in the comments section below if they are not answered in the FAQ above!
Thanks for reading!
Last Call! April's Manga/Anime Repeating ContestMonthly Repeating Manga & Anime contest!Last Call! April's Manga/Anime Repeating Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello there again my blooming flowers!
A few days ago we announced the winners of March's Repeating Contest! Today we put a start to April's Contest!! Are you excited?? Keep reading to see what we will be doing this month!
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 for this contest, old artworks won't be accepted.
Alright! Now that we have the basics down, let's get into serious bussiness!
April's Theme: "April showers bring May flowers
Kotobuki Shiro, MUST SEE VIDEO for visual artists!Kotobuki ShiroKotobuki Shiro, MUST SEE VIDEO for visual artists!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you may of heard me mention a really inspirational video about the artist behind the concept/promo art for the game series "Rumble Roses", well I finally found the video again!
Please watch the video here! It is in japanese, but the story and the video really transcends language barrier. It shows how he draws from beginning to end.
Why is it so inspirational? Well because Kotobuki Shiro happens to be quadraplegic, meaning his arms and legs are paralyzed -- He draws completely with his mouth, and works digitally as well. He was in a bicycle accident that put him in the hospital. While in rehabilitation he used art as a way to recover, and look where he is now!
It just really goes to remind us that anyone can draw with dedication and practice, you are not limited by some "talent", if you work hard and work often, you will get where you want to be.
I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 4[Click Here For Part 3]I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 44 years ago in Personal More Like This
The trenches ignite in a ghastly chorus of napalm, the sibling fingers of blazing death extend skyward as if reaching vengefully towards an ambivalent god. All around me, my ears are stung by the tormented and panicked screams of soldiers, their studious diction long-since degraded into a primal ensemble of war cries and gritted exclamations for blood. It is absolute bedlam, the rhythmic breaks between bursts of machine gun fire descend with deafening trepidation like melancholy angels, only to be summoned away forcibly by another crack of the gun's bellowing wrath. Swarms of lead bees zip past my head, so much that they are ignored, if one hits me it hits me, I can't stop it. The bunker is just yards away as myself and my platoon make a furious dash for that protective maw.
I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 1ForewordI Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 14 years ago in Personal More Like This
This story is true.
While I exaggerate some of the events in this story, and will not name certain specifics out of the interest of continued employment, everything in this story is true.
It is also a very long story. The story of 2011. The story of the year I spent going through unemployment, internships, freelancing, temp work, and reconstructing my own life from the ground up. It's about coming to the realization of my pride being my downfall, how much I thought I deceived myself into thinking I was any good at anything, how little I truly knew about myself, and of course, the ways in which I rectified it all...a little bit.
It's a story that continues as I still live on into the next day, and the day afterward, as the transition isn't anywhere near a heroic conclusion. But such is a matter of life; I am on this hero's journey of mine until the day I kick it. Perpetual change.
This is also a story I've been meaning to tell since last March. That was w
The G.A.M.E Game Dev./Manga 'n Anime Contest!!That's right ladies and gentlemen Game Development Art and Manga/Anime categories on Deviant Art are joining forces for a Feb to March long Contest! Hosted by :iconmaster-mune: :iconrydi1689: and :iconnyiana-sama:The G.A.M.E Game Dev./Manga 'n Anime Contest!!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It is so appropriately labelled The G.A.M.E (The Gaming Anime Manga Experience)
The G.A.M.E Contest Information
Do you have what it takes to finally tell your friends you won "The Game?"
Your challenge if you choose to accept it, is to create a Game Screenshot experience! Can be traditional, digital, 3D: as long as it's Original!
that's right! Only original characters, and original settings of your own creation may be entered.
Game Development Art Category, and the Manga and Anime category on Deviant Art are not Fan-art Categories. They are not for your pictures of Zelda, or your pictures of Naruto: they are for your own original characters, your own original settings and any games/manga you collaborated on where
The Great OC Contest - Draw my OC's and win!THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!The Great OC Contest - Draw my OC's and win!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have already finished your entry, post it now! You have time up to midnight tonight, because tomorrow the jury (me, my sister and my father) will consult to choose the best ones and probably the results of the contest will be published.
Are you good at portraying people? Are you a fan of vampires? Do you like wolves or werewolves? Do you have a penchant for dragons and you like to draw? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, you're in the contest for you!
Welcome to my first REAL contest on deviantart. (There was another, smaller, but that does not count ...).
This is a kind of statistical contest ... to the character that will be many times designed and therefore appreciated among my OC, surely will be granted to survive the final battle of the Way of Legends (or any battle).
But 'nuff said! I know you want to know the rules and priz
Daily-Deviations Group Is Expanding ServicesWHAT DO WE DO?Daily-Deviations Group Is Expanding Services4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The short answer, we are a group that suggest art for the ever so wanted Daily Deviation Award and feature art of all kinds. How does it work? Well we're glad you asked! Well there's a few ways this process works out.
You can either submit a piece of your own work that you feel deserves a DD
You can suggest the work of another artist/writer which you deem DD worthy
The administration can suggest work they find DD worthy
Once a piece is submitted, our incredible staff will evaluate the work. Part of the evaluation includes, but is not limited to the following criteria:
Is it a finished piece?
How is the composition of the piece?
Is it original?
How does it compare to past DD awarded pieces in its genre (We base this on the DD-Catalogue found here DD-Catalogue or DD-Catalogue)
If the piece is accepted by an admin, at the least one admin will suggest the piece to a GM (well they will soon be changing th
Legends of the Solari needs art!So I have been working on this RPG (old school game like Dungeons and Dragon, not computer RPG) for about 7 1/2 years now. I need art for it before I can put the beta up online. I have decided to post the list of art needed here and descriptions of what I need and let the DA community draw them. I will, of course, pay any of the artists whose work I use. I have money set aside just for that purpose. You will only be paid for the art if your art is chosen for the beta, so please ask me any questions you have before you begin working on a picture. Any art also used for the final print will receive additional payment to be negotiated when the art is chosen for the beta. Being chosen for the beta does not guarantee that your art will be chosen for the final print.Legends of the Solari needs art!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Legends of the Solari is a sci-fi space adventure game. The galaxy of LotS is ruled by a council of the different governments much like NATO,
+An Update on Me...of sorts+Hey guys! I won't keep this long on account it's getting late where I am, so hang tight while I dish it for you!+An Update on Me...of sorts+2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First & foremost, I want to thank all of you for the support that you have recently & even from the beginning have given me.
Lots of you can be credited to my inspiration, be it fans who drive me to create, critics who slow me down to assess & haters who act as the fuel to keep me going. I want to show you all I can strive to do my thing, supplement what I have with your feedback & prove I'll be successful in whatever it is I put my mind to. Big, BIG, thanks to all of you.
Which moves me to where I am right now. If you've watched me from the start, you know I dumped everything I had into my DA account from the jump. Any drawing, sketch, whatever it was, I was posting 30+ deviations a month. It was an exciting time for me, being the first time I ever exhibited my work on the virtual world's stage. I had always been told by relatives & peers that I had t
*KIARA CONTEST* Extend update! CONTEST THEME > Draw my OC Kiara in your style.*KIARA CONTEST* Extend update!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Deadline > Sep 9 th
More reference...http://fav.me/d3gph9f http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad126/nicetsukichi/DA/kiara_profile2.jpg
✙ About Kiara
Kiara is very cheerful and cute girl. She always has twin Dandelion on her head because she's flower in human form. Enjoy every sweet dishes. Singing is her special ability. Kiara can use magic with singing like healing or barrier spell.
Sweet dishes, Cute things, Flower, Lolita dress
RULES [Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Green]
✙ No hentai, No ecchi
✙ Maximum 2 entries per person
✙ Art must be your own [No using bases]
✙ Add this journal link in the description to mention the contest.
[damphyr][Bullet; Green][Bullet; Yellow]PRIZE [Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Green]
✙ First Place : 3 month premium membership + Col
BA03 Single Battle STARTO!!BA03 Single Battle STARTO!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Biggest Single Battle in BA history well done peeps. Lets just hope everyone shows up.
DUE DATE: 7th February 2012
CHARACTER: Ben 10 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_10
HEATBLAST, WILDMUTT, DIAMONDHEAD, XLR8
GREY MATTER, FOURARMS, STINKFLY, :RIPJAWS
UPGRADE, :GHOSTFREAK, CANNONBOLT, WILDVINE, BENWOLF, BENMUMMY, BENVICTOR, UPCHUCK, DITTO, WAY BIG, EYE GUY, ARTIC GUANNA. (A lot to choose from)
JUDGES: :iconwalkonwater77: :icondreno360: GUEST JUDGE---------:iconmothbot:
PRIZE: 1 month DA sub