Making A Living at DAZ3DEvery so often someone asks if this is possible, how hard this is, and how to do it. I'm writing this journal entry so I can just link them back to it instead of typing the same post or forum PM repeatedly.Making A Living at DAZ3D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm putting these down in the order they are usually asked, not in the order I think they should be asked. This was updated last on 7/1/2015 to reflect a common question I get via note and comments on Iray and Poser.
Q: How much money can I make?
A: I make a good living for a single person in the Western USA selling in the DAZ market. I also sell at Renderosity, but I would describe that as a "hobby" or "bonus" income; it would be hard to do without it, but it's not what pays the rent every month, either. For the most part you will make back according to the time you put in. Only a few top artists get into six figures in American dollars in our market, and they are the biggest names who sell the biggest products.
Q: Can I do it in my spare ti
FEATURE 4Random from my favesFEATURE 43 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cats I've known #1 by JulianasGrandmaIt's a Beautiful Day by catch---22
Utah 3 by JCCJ756Windows by lovezenThe Dancing Butterflies by ArtBYbeverlyIndiaah by simplysuhas
:thumb334718484:.: Just Passing Through :. by AdARDurdenyellow2 by ltiana355Two Orange roses by Heidi-V-Art
:thumb303662220:Morning Tide by catch---22Autumn-Red by PJohnnyVigilance by JocelyneR
Two...Steppin' by Trippy4UCenter of the World by Hermetic-WingsNYC by xAccidentalArtistxWhite Chrysanthemum by DanaAnderson
Blue Avenue by Trippy4UThe Gathering by MagicBlancheiSee by Trippy4Upurple beuty by Zlata-Petal
Cure For Optimism by anaPhenixBetter Together by TeaPhotographySilence by AkvilejaOn the Edges of Kanlidivane by Hermetic-Wings
Eine Katze by sponqi08Carousel-3 by Balisongman07bay sunset by Zlata-PetalPostcard from Erg Chebbi 04 by JACAC
Texture Treatssome texture treats for you, hope you like them!Texture Treats2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Earthly Texture by PaulineMossSunlight on Water Texture. by galaxiesanddustThrough the Glass. by galaxiesanddust
The Moon In Scorpio by CD-STOCKVeins of rust by mercurycodeFront of a train buffer by mercurycode
Shores of Saturn by Seykloren
Site Update: Gallery Frames, Description WriterWhat's NewSite Update: Gallery Frames, Description Writer2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Introducing the New Gallery Framed Print
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DeviantART's new Gallery Frames are an alluring yet durable option for collectors looking to preserve the art they love. In addition to its elegant design and protective qualities, Gallery Frames are also our least expensive framing option, ranging from about $25 to $75!
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Writing Descriptions with Sta.sh Writer (Beta Testers)
As part of our initiative to make formatting and conversation easier and more dynamic, you can now use the Add Media tool to add content and formatting to deviation d
Information about my twin brother RazielMBInformation about my twin brother RazielMB2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know many friends of :iconrazielmb: worry alot about him and miss him when he is not here.
So yesterday I asked his brother
:iconlucvonedler29: for permission to write this journal and inform about my twin.
A few days ago he fell into deep coma and have sufferd dangerous complications
The scheduled chemotherapy treatment yesterday was cancelled .
and the last I know is an update a few hours ago that there is no change, he is still in deep coma with unstable vital signs and very low irregular pulse.
I´m sorry for few words and honest I dont know "a good way" to tell you all horrible news like this.
But as I said I know Raz is very loved and many worry about him so I wanted to tell .
I can not reach all his friends, but maby we all can help each other and tell to our friends.
I will write here as fast as I get any updates.
And I want to ask you all to keep my twin in your prayers and help me
Monday MusesTuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Selfless Saturday | WishingWell WeeklyMonday Muses1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to our activity on Mondays - Monday Muses!
It's all about the artists and artworks that inspire you!
There are many ways someone can be an inspiration. By displaying inspiring community spirit, or providing helpful resources for example. Or maybe you just stumbled over an amazing artwork that simply knocked you off your feet and inspired you to make something of your own right away. No matter what it is, we want you to share it!
Simply pick an artist or deviation you find inspiring in some way, and post them in a comment on this journal. Pleas
How to become a good artistA. Work hard and learn the basics of drawing (composition, perspective, anatomy / shape, color theory, volume / light, etc.). You can not call yourself an artist who knows, yet does not become so. Ideally, you just have to know these basics, but to master them. And when mastered, will not only knowledgeable, but confident and authoritative artist. This applies not only to beginners but also for advanced and professional artists. Many artists have experienced bottlenecks - for example, one might well draw still-lifes and landscapes, but in knowledge of anatomy and form of the human body can be zero. You can learn a lot by improving their basic skills and knowledge. I just have a weak spot on which to work on.How to become a good artist3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Two. Expand your horizons. If you love anime / manga, comic books with superheroes, photo-realism, or any other specific artistic style, and have not tried to apply or not yet discovered other trends, styles, cultures and times of art, you should expand your horizons . The narrow v
HOW TO USE MY STOCK(Update August 2012)HOW TO USE MY STOCK5 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction."
Since I no longer have time to track and +fav every use of my stock, you are encouraged to post a link to your use of the stock on the comment area of each image, so others can see your work.
Email is the best/only way to reach me. Do not email me unless you are sure it's important! I am email@example.com
MY RULES ("'Do as thou will't shall be the whole of the law")
You are required to give me appropriate credit as photographer where and however possible. My stock is free; the way you 'pay' to use it is by crediting me. It doesn't need to be in big letters on the image, it can be in text or a link or in liner notes, or whatever - but it's your responsibility to acknowledge if my work contributes significantly to yours. If you post a link, I prefer it to be to my personal website ( www.ranum.com ) My real name is
Feature TimeFeature Time1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Mensajeros by MariaJoseHidalgo Little panda by ElenaDudina star gazer by tytaniafairy ...Dancing with dreams... by EsotericIllusion
Dracula's bride by sara-hel Celestial kingdom by silentfuneral Psyche by mimikascraftroom The spoils by robhas1left Even horseflies need friends...sometimes. by rustymermaid Devil by Amiltarea Wildlife 2014 by nudagimo
Reflection by TrapperLD Broken Heart by duzetdaram Haunting by super-ania Tortured by Phatpuppyart-Studios Dragonfly Lady by Jessica-Prando Anthony5 by Ariel-X Tracks In The Snow - I by Walking-Tall
King of the Underworld by TaniaART The Last Violin by MelieMelusine
Site Navigation, Activity Feed, and Status UpdatesPLEASE NOTE: This is a limited Beta release and not all Beta Testers have access to these features at this time.Site Navigation, Activity Feed, and Status Updates1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Three major changes to the way the deviantART works have just been launched to Beta Testers! We’re pleased to announce the beta release of a redesigned site navigation and two entirely new features — Activity Feeds and Status Updates — bringing exciting new options to deviantART’s browsing and sharing experience.
These enhancements are the first step in what’s to come, and we can’t wait to show you the full picture. Until then, we need your help to use and abuse these features! Tell us what you like, what you don’t, and be sure to report any and all bugs or inconsistencies you encounter. Your use of these Beta features provides invaluable data and insight so that we can better shape the features for actual launch to the entire site.
DeviantART's New Site Navigation
The site's navigation menu
Excellent Offsite Resources - Big Kind GovernmentCreating this journal in the hopes of providing artists with extra leads for high quality resources that might otherwise be ignored. More specifically from government websites that many people shy away from because the last thing you want is government knocking on your door for copyright infringement.Excellent Offsite Resources - Big Kind Government1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A list I hope you may help me to expand, with the understanding that government sources should always be credited if only as a matter of common courtesy to give credit where credit is due. And that everyone should read the fine print on any gover
[Tutorial] G1G2 Clothing in Blender 1This tutorial series was requested by JooDoo. If you don't use Blender, feel free to skip this. Blender's interface is widely hated, but it's a free program with tons of features, and at the very least it's a great way to build your business until you can afford 3dCoat, Zbrush, or one of the more expensive suites. Blender can be profitably integrated with these others as well, especially when it is used to base model and UV map and they are used for sculpting and painting; but that's a discussion for another day.[Tutorial] G1G2 Clothing in Blender 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
In Part 1 we'll start with a discussion of setting up your first scene and creating a good low-res base topology.
A pictorial supplement can be found here.
Latest version of Blender (2.69 as of this writing); 64 bit is pretty much mandatory for sculpting, and if you have a 32 bit system you may not be ready to start really working in 3D.
DAZ Studio 4.6 or higher.
The GIMP or another image editor. GIMP is free for
STOCK RULESTHERE ARE NO RULES WHEN USING MY STOCKS. JUST SEND ME A LINK TO YOUR WORK SO THAT I CAN SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE AND FAV IT.STOCK RULES2 years ago in Personal More Like This
YOU CAN ALSO USE MY STOCKS OUTSIDE OF DEVIANTART AS LONG AS YOU SEND ME A LINK TO YOUR WORK.
artist's block - BREAK IT! The recurring question “how do I break this artist's block”, we’ve all hit that wall where we just can’t find a way to get anything out, and if we do it’s just rubbish we can hardly bare to admit we created. There are many causes of artist’s block, and luckily many cures!artist's block - BREAK IT!5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sometimes we're not inspired, this is probably the hardest to overcome because you can't always just make yourself get up and go get inspired. Another reason people hit this block is because they're just bored with what they're doing. Below are a few ways to break either of those causes, use one method, use four whatever you want and whatever it takes. You can get through it.
Take a break; seriously. This is my first suggestion give yourself a little bit to think, relax, rejuvenate and simply be blocked for a minute, hour or a day or two. Unless you’re in some rush to get it done take advantage of this step. Sometimes your brain just
Santa's Wish ListOne more reminder of the quick and simple rules regarding making a wish:Santa's Wish List2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You must be an active member with an account that is at least three months old
You must be a member of the group (Not just watcher, but a member) and donate 50 to make a wish (secondary wishes are purchasable for 100 )
Wishes have a value limit of $25 USD or 2500
Nothing insulting or profane as a wish
No wishing on multiple accounts! If you have ten and want to join on all ten accounts, go ahead, we don't mind the member number going up. But we know how to tell who is wishing on multiple accounts, so pick ONE and stick to that one to do your wishing.
The Wishlist will be updated weekly on Tuesdays!
Deviants who wish for more Commissions!
Deviants who wish for Giftcards
-RevRun14 wishes for an amazon giftcard for art supplies (1/$25) Wish #G-06
-Anon Deviant (only ANON to all of you!) wishes for a Gift Card to gift as a present! Wish #G-04 (1000
dream of dreamsdream of dreams2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:thumb426865493: Deafness by Nelleke
Elemental Collision III by FramedByNature thunderstrom by iconicarchive Twilight Towers IV by FramedByNature
Iceland - the big blue by PatiMakowska Summer Breeze by davidrichterphoto Tijarafe Sunset by Nichofsky
DS Up Close 8-24-13 by mitsubishiman Legends of the Black Forest- Pt. I by TheChosenPesssimist hallow hollow by NWunseen
Good Morning by TomazKlemensak Between Times by JanPusdrowski Winds by IvanAndreevich
Blue Yields to Gold by MarshallLipp Wavy Shapes by FlorentCourty The View by MarshallLipp
The Point of No Return by Inebriantia Is There Anybody Out There... by almostacrayon :thumb433169921:
:thumb431111112: My Heart Between Fire and Ice by Jordan-Roberts :thumb430371356:
Periphery by benjamin-charles Kofa Twilight by PeterJCoskun Furnace by ColinHSillerud
Ribadesella by JuncalDelacroix Meet the mighty Glacier by JasperGrom Exit Glacier - Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska by Bakisto
The Largest One by matthieu-parmentier Pristine by Raymaker Glacier du Geant by Reiep
Two by PRibeiro Blue Mist by almostacrayon Polar dreams by emmanueldautriche
Before the sisters by Dee-T Midnight Hue by Capturing-the-Light una bonita manana.. by kriakao
Huacachina Sunset by scwl Sassolungo by Panomenal Hungarian skies pt.CLXI. by realityDream
How to Report a Copyright Violation on Facebook.Important: This journal was written on May 5, 2014. Since then I have no problems with copyright inside FB anymore, so, I don't know if they have changed the step-by-step to make the report. If you see something different from my sbs, please, let me know! Thank you!How to Report a Copyright Violation on Facebook.1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm not very often on Facebook, what most I do there, is post my arts and give some "like" to posts of my friends, but don't do it every day, sometimes I get many days without going there. Facebook isn't part of my life as Deviantart is.
But almost always I see copyright infringement from arts of my friends, and I will now explain with a step by step how you will remove YOUR work from other profiles. I explained that to some Deviantart members who had their art stolen. All they followed this sbs and it works 100%!
You must follow this instruction correctly, ok?
Mansions of The MindMansions of The Mind1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
“Some use Ink, I confide in Silver”
— Lauren E. Simonutti
Quote by Lauren E. Simonutti
“ The misfirings of my beloved/despised mind that conspire to convince me to destroy all have rendered me housebound and led to a solitary life. A creature of past, proof, memory and imaginary friends, I am aware enough to know the things I see and hear are not real, but that does not mean I do not still see and hear them.”
For a very long time Lauren Simonutti's haunting photographs were a spectral presence amongst
Pixel Pagedoll CommissionsOpened some pixel commissionsPixel Pagedoll Commissions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
with this handy commission widget thing
Check it out on my page dawg
100 POINTS GIVEAWAY! [CLOSED]Hello people!100 POINTS GIVEAWAY! [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some people have given points to me and now i will do this for you!
I will giveaway 100 points!
5 people will win 20 points each!
RULES TO GET A NUMBER IN GIVEAWAY
1.Favorite this journal!
3.Add coment done!
The giveaway's deadline is 30.November 20:00 GMT!
I will generate winner's through random.org!
So the winners are:
10 Ways to Improve the Quality of our PhotomanipsOn the "decline" of quality in the photomanipulation gallery10 Ways to Improve the Quality of our Photomanips1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've seen a lot of polls, journals, etc. recently about the quality of the photomanipulation gallery and fears that it has declined. I have intentionally not commented, but I will address the issue here. I think our beloved community is going through a "learning phase" where we are rediscovering ourselves and our art. We have a lot-- a LOT-- of new people, and I want to wish them a warm welcome because they are critical to our vitality as a community..
In turn, a lot of our older, more experienced artists have moved on, frequently owing to time constraints due to having more commissions and freelance work.
So, saying our quality has declined is really not fair. Rather, we are in a cycle of change that happens every couple of years within our community.
It is perhaps true that we have reached a collective slump in creativity. Like inspires like, and I see the same thing over and
Merry Christmas + small Christmas featureOne shining star to make the world bright,Merry Christmas + small Christmas feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
One infant child on that wonderful night,
One little prayer for those we hold dear,
To bless you at Christmas and all through the year !
Merry Christmas everyone !!
* * *
A long time I did not write here (again), but you know, suffers from lack of time to me (and I really regret about it).
Christmas is the time for me to rest, time of detachment from reality (I really like this time).
So I decided to do a small Christmas feature - hope you like it
Artistic self-esteem - Journal FeatureArtistic self-esteem - Journal Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"Just be yourself. Draw what you want, write and photograph what you feel like! No one shall force you. c: Just because a piece of artwork isn´t perfect, doesn´t mean it´s bad. Don´t be sad because you know someone viewed your art but didn´t favorite it. Not everyone likes to favorite everything they see on dA. Trust me. There´s lots of art I enjoy viewing but which I don´t favorite! Just because someone gave you 2 out of 5 stars on a critique doesn´t mean that your art hasn´t got great values, nor does it mean that no one can appreciate your art when looking so strictly at it!"That was a short take from the journal above. I seriously recommend everyone to read it. It was a good read. ^__^
Commission Update + FeatureCommission Update + Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
50x Portrait - 10 usd
(on a base. animation and background extra)
** 50x Chibi - 12 usd **
(on a base. comes with blink, other animation and background extra)
** see special below **
Wanderlust by twin-tailZeroth by twin-tailPochi100 by twin-tailPifa by twin-tailPixi by twin-tail
Lolli by twin-tail