How to Become a Better Artist in 1 minuteAlright. I've wanted to do this for a while but never really had the balls. (huur. balls. XP just thought Id get it out before everybody else and their mother's uncle's monkey did).How to Become a Better Artist in 1 minute5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Chances are you're here for one of a few reasons:
1) You were attracted by the title
2) You're here to prove me wrong
3) A combination of the above
4) You're an idiot
Well, in all honestly, I can assure you, you WILL be a better artist after you read this article.
Now, before I get started, I want to explain the purpose of this article. Its not a tutorial, its not me telling you what to do, its not 'OMG! I CAN HAZZZ FREE SKILLLZZZZZ?!?!?!!11one!!!' no no and NO! I suppose you could call it some suggestions. When ever I ask people 'how do you get so good?!' or 'do you have any tips??' All I ever really get is ' practice' ' practice' 'FFFFFFF PRACTICE NOOB!' But fact is, that isn't all there is to it. So what I'm hoping to do is go
Pony Design Contest! *Edited - CANCELLEDThis contest has been cancelled!Pony Design Contest! *Edited - CANCELLED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the past few weeks, I have been contemplating new designs for my main six; Blood Moon, Decibel, Tattsy, Raveblitz, Ruka and Damu, but I still can not draw.
So I decided to have some fun with this...
I am hosting a contest, and this is the contest:
Give my main six..... Make overs!!
In this contest, you will be drawing my ponies in any outfit, style, attitude, etc.. You'd like to draw them in.
Here are the rules:
Rule 1: You may only submit
entry, HOWEVER, one submission may have all six drawn together if ou chose to design all six.
Rule 2: You may not change their overall body color scheme. But what you CAN do, is add colors their mane if wanted. (if you think it looks nice)
Rule 3: You may not change species. They are my ponies, my choice on species.
Rule 4: Be creative!
Here are some things I am looking for:
- unique mane styles
- creative accessories
- something that
Introduction to Chirimen craftNo interview this month, but a (very)short article about something I discovered in Japan.Introduction to Chirimen craft1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We entered this hotel in Tokyo and in the main hall, there was this kind of huge frame with hundreds of little sewn dolls.
There were fishes, bunnies, flowers, temari, household items like teapots, fruits, vegetables, butterflies and much more.
Sorry for the blurry photos, I didn't know I would use them to illustrate an article
During our journey through Japan, from Tokyo over Kyoto to Kumamoto, I saw those dolls many times.
A research on the web as soon as I was home told me, that those dolls are apparently called "hanging hina dolls" and they are made from "chirimen".
What is chirimen?
Chirimen is a special weaving technique to create a fabric. This fabric, also called chirimen, is characterised by weaves or wrinkles, that give the fabric it's unique structure.
What is chirimen used for?
Chirimen is usually use
Realistic Video Game Characters by Joshua SummanaRealistic Video Game Characters by Joshua Summana1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The talented UK-based artist Joshua Summana brings video game characters to life in his realistic digital paintings.
Mega man by JoshSummana
M. Bison by JoshSummana
Lara Croft by JoshSummana
Sackboy by JoshSummana
Sub-Zero by JoshSummana
View Joshua Summana's Full Gallery
Win a FREE COMMISSION in 2 Minutes!!! :DHeyy my watchers!!Win a FREE COMMISSION in 2 Minutes!!! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am on facebook now!! I think facebook offers a lot of cool features and a very wide audience, so I thought I should join there as well!! I will be posting my artworks and WIP's + unfinished or old works + tutorials etc. So you will get to see a lot more there than here on deviantart (which doesnt mean I will be less active here )
Here is the link to my page: http://www.facebook.com/JojoesArt
To celebrate this (and also to invite people to like my page.. hehe ^^), I decided to launch a little event, where you can win a FREE TRADITIONAL (Watercolor) COMMISSION by me!! Which means I will mail you the original painting via post for you to enjoy it!!
And also three other participants will get 100 dA points each!!!
All you have to do to be able to win is the following (takes only 2 minutes):
1. Like my facebook fanpage http://www.facebook.com/JojoesArt
2. Fav this journal
3. Leave a comment here giving
April - Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge!THE WINNERS ARE....April - Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thanks for everyone that participated! Stand by for the May Challenge
Tell your friends, tell your neighbours, tell your mom! It's already time for the third AC Monthly Challenge!
According to the poll, this month's theme is "Mythology". You're free to interpret whatever this means to you.
Artisan Crafts only!Join CRArtisanCrafts and submit to the Monthly Challenge Folder. The entry must be new and submitted between April 1st & April 30th.One submission per deviant.Must reflect the theme.
PE: Artisan Crafts Week Circus ContestArtisan Crafts Week ContestPE: Artisan Crafts Week Circus Contest2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
EDIT: The winners have been announced here.
We love crafts! We love crafting, we love watching crafts, we love talking about crafts! If you're like us you're always looking for an excuse to craft something, so we're going to give you one: join the circus! The circus contest, of course
You must make an object using any artisan craft you desire, photograph it and upload it to the appropriate Artisan Crafts gallery. Also you need to submit it to the Artisan Crafts Contest folder. You need to be a member of projecteducate to submit.
The work must be your own, using tutorials or resources is allowed but you must credit them. No copying anyone else's original work.
You must get your inspiration from the theme "circus"and it must be clearly present in your work. How y
'Don't Feed the Trolls' needs to die.I wish I was joking, but another bout of sexual harassment against women creeped up this week (only days after the Might No. 9 fiasco). This time in the form of an indi video game a woman is trying to get green-lit to Steam. The game is about depression and is just suppose to help people understand what it’s like living with it, and for this “grievous” action she’s been the target of harassment campaigns. She’s received harassing phone calls, death threats, her personal information and addresses posted for everyone to see. She’s had to change her phone number to stop the harassment, and even pulled the game originally to try and calm this crap down.'Don't Feed the Trolls' needs to die.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Bravely, she’s decided to post it anyway and is trying desperately to showcase how awful, hurtful, and disgusting our gaming community can be when we stay silent.
You can “justify” your reasons for hating her. You can convince yourself that sending her harassment and hate messages is for
Devious Journal EntryI'd like to buy a bowelDevious Journal Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
-_- read and fave if you are my friendTHIS IS AN UPDATE JOURNAL AND SUCH-_- read and fave if you are my friend2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i get the feeling no one reads my journals so im posting this one to see who does read them. iv got an open adopts folder now so that whoever doesn't know that some of the adopts are open, there they are! im gonna hold a free adopt event soon...... im gonna make lots of adopts while im on da XD if anyone likes to rp, theres an awsem site called warriorcatsrpg.com. this is an add in line to see if ppl are reading, the first three ppl to comment 'Ilikewolves' gets a free custom with shading, glowyness, and mist if requested. im starting a 2 point custom thing so anyone can request things....... im writing a novel for language arts so i'll post the chapters up on da too >:3 i still am letting ppl ask my OC's jake and shade questions, PLZ ask cuz im bored TT^TT i luvs my watchers, but i get sad when no one takes the time to read my journals
On Friendship and Being YourselfYears ago, I had mentioned my thoughts on friendship and I really feel the need recently to talk about once more. No I don't plan on being that deep (it's 8:03 right now as I type this and I am a master and not getting up until 9:00 in the morning) nor do I plan on getting in this HUGE journal about it. I just really feel like expressing my thoughts on friendship- namely on the forming of friendships.On Friendship and Being Yourself2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm of the opinion that real friendships are formed naturally. Sometimes they happen automatically. Sometime it happens over time. For me it's a bit of both- I've met friends that I've only talked to once or twice and they are instantly my friends, plus I have friends I've grown to consider friends after quite a bit of time. Thus it really makes me sad to see it when people try to force a friendship on someone. I know it sounds strange but it's happened various times in the past as well as recently.
When you try to force a friendship out of someone it's feels like someone you don't really
most popular emotes from January 2011Prepare yourself for quite a few Journals in the next days, I noticed that the "way back" function is working again and decided that it isn't too late to feature the most popular Emotes from 2011. :iconsuperw00tplz:most popular emotes from January 20113 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I would have included all months in one Article, but the Article would have been too big then. That's why each month will get their own Article.
These were the most popular emotes from January 2011.
Emoticonists on dA (1) by Krissi001 Emoticonists on dA (2) by Krissi001 Emoticonists on dA (3) by Krissi001 Emoticonists on dA (4) by Krissi001
WingsHumans have used wings and feathers as personal ornamentation for the entirety of our history. In fact, there's evidence that our evolutionary cousins did so as well. It's suggested that this kind of ornamentation may even extend to a common ancestor of both humans and Neanderthals.Wings6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
What has led to our fixation with feathered ornaments is something we'll never know for sure. Do they represent a freedom we terrestrial beings long for when we see our avian friends? Does it come from spiritual or religious reverence? Or is it just because they are so pretty?
Whatever drives it today will differ between individuals, but there is no shortage of it in the artistic community. Here are some of the wonderful wing-containing crafts found in the Artisan Craft galleries.
Fanime Stuff Stuff Stuff!!!Hey guys! As you may have heard, I will be at the Artist Alley Table T215 of Fanime this year with lots of prints, posters, cards, and the 1000 Words book!Fanime Stuff Stuff Stuff!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The prints! And these aren't all of them. More are hidden under each other or out of view. They come in all sizes from the largest measuring 12x18 inches at $7 to the smallest measuring 3x6 inches at $1, and everything in between.
The Augen Auf playing cards will be for sale for $15 per deck, or $25 for 2 decks. I'm currently not selling these cards online so Fanime is the only place to get it.
Celtic CraftsCeltic Crafts6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
September's Homework AssignmentsAssignment #1: draw your character(s) with his/her family.September's Homework Assignments1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Due Date: September 30th, 2013
Assignment #2: draw your character(s) talking to his/her crush/the person he/she likes (if none, then draw him/her with a friend or other character).
Due Date: September 30th, 2013
Assignment #3: draw your character(s) with his/her favourite pony from the Mane Six (Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, or Fluttershy) or Spike.
Due Date: September 30th, 2013
Also, new rule about assignments: if you have, for example, 3 ponies at Pegasi High, you DON'T need to do each assignment for each of them (so 9 assignments because you have 3 ponies & 3 assignments). You CAN do each assignment for each of them if you want to, but it is not required. As long as you do each assignment at least once, you're fine.
Another new rule about assignments: instead of assignments being due 1 week after they are assigned, all 3 assignments per month will be due at the end of that month. So, all of
Floored.So I was just going thru a folder on my desktop that contains pretty much every single piece of fan art I've gotten since this whole pony craze began. And I sat back and stopped and realized - holy hell, this is just...amazing. I mean, every time I get something new, I am so flattered at the fact that somebody would want to take their time out to draw something for *me*. It boggles my mind, but I love each and every one of them...regardless of skill level.Floored.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just had a moment where I just felt completely moved with happiness at the thoughtfulness and generosity...and I just wanted to say thank you AGAIN to everyone and anyone who has taken time out of their daily lives to be creative and share that with me. It means the world.
Keep it up
Point Commission [Closed] (Update: 27/6/2013) Closed as of 20 DecPoint Commission [Closed] (Update: 27/6/2013)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please ignore the following until commissions are open again, est. 15 November 2013
Please send me a note if you are interested~ ｡◕‿◕｡
i want to collect points so i can give them to deserving artists or commission them~~ ヾ(´▽｀")ゝ
I can draw~:
Your Original Characters~
Chibis -w- ~
Digitally and Traditionally~
I can't draw >.< :
Background x_x (unless its really simple)
Animals (or anything that is not human ._.)
If you are interested to commish me, please send me a NOTE and include the follow
7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better ArtistPractice, practice, practice. Gah.7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better Artist2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Attend life drawing classes over the summer. Blegh.
Take a sketchbook with you everywhere you go, and fill up ten of those bad boys at the coffee shop. Pfft.
Let's be honest here. We all want to become better artists, like, right frickin' now. We don't even want to have to suffer through hour-long tutorials of some pompous snooty hack bloviating over the intricate methods of drawing eyes on YouTube. We want progress, we want improvement, and we want it on our desk in ten minutes ago!
Fine, fine, I hear ya'. While these aren't going to make an instant Leonardo da Vinci out of you, these might get you up to...ehh...Basquiat caliber. Sure, I've made tutorials, but those are more about setting up Photoshop for the sake of coloring an image, and not so much building yourself artistically. Those are more technical lessons. Artistically
Back from Wedding and Honeymoon!These past several months have been so hectic! On top of our big summer conventions we were trying to plan our wedding, which we were working on nonstop to the last minute. I was freaking out a lot in the last month, especially on the night before when I was up until 2am finishing my veil.Back from Wedding and Honeymoon!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Although a few things didn't work out as planned, the wedding day itself was just as magical as I had hoped for. I want to give as much detail as I can right now, but I've decided it might be best to just include information in the pictures and videos as we upload them. It'd be easier and less stressful on me if I can do just a little at a time rather than try cramming it all into a journal XD
For our Honeymoon, we spent a week at Disney World! Since we got to go to the Halloween event at Magic Kingdom, we brought our Terra and Aqua wigs and wore our Keyblade T-shirts. We figured being in full cosplay would limit us to what we could do at the park, and didn't know what to expect with the weather. It
WOOOOT ANIME EXPO 2013!!!WOOOOT ANIME EXPO 2013!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Been organizing my prints for AX and it took up the entire living room floor. I'm glad my roommates aren't home or they wouldn't be able to get out orz
I will be at Anime Expo this July 4th -7th, 2013 at the LA Convention Center in California. You can find me in the Artist Alley at tables A24 - A25, under the name Wenqing Yan/Yuumei. I will be selling a limited 200 copies of the new Knite book, 1000 Words, and all of my posters
Come by and hang out!
THROWING OTHER JOURNAL OFF MY PAGEYERP!THROWING OTHER JOURNAL OFF MY PAGE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So the thing has been dealt with, they were forced to change their name and remove my art so. Thanks everyone for the report. XD
I've been dying with laughter because of some pokemon comics lately, and Wes1234 and me are making a comic together. He wrote down the stuff and I'm going to draw it. XD
Uhh ALSO! I donated blood for the first time yesterday. I'm not a big fan of needles but I like helping saving people's lives. In about 6 weeks I have to come back and donate about 1,5 Litre. Quite nervous about it, but hey, it could save someone's life. Wooh positive things.
I havent been too active with animation lately (for those of you who still don't know about my new yt account, it's FireLaena), but I'll try to get back into it. The new ssswarriorcats scenes still need to be done and I admit I haven't exactly put my heart and soul into it as it's a lot of work and I like to enjoy my free time.
I'm deciding what to do this summer, I might not go to America, I don't know yet. I