2000 points giveawayyes i will be giving away 2000 points2000 points giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-fave this journal
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if you want to have more chances of winning donate 15
only 1 person wins
Art + 500 Points Giveaway! (CLOSED)* Closed Results are here http://fav.me/d5vv0wc *Art + 500 Points Giveaway! (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm almost ready to start selling prints of my original paintings and illustrations. I've tried a few printing methods and now I'm finally happy with the quality. I'd like to share these with my watchers first before I make them available for purchase. I recently saw some other Deviants doing point giveaways for their watchers so I thought I'd throw in some points too -You guys like those right?
1. You must be one of my watchers and
2. Favorite this journal (So I know that you would like to participate and win a Print)
5 Deviants will be chosen randomly from those who qualify (Fav + Watch) 5 days after this is posted
Three winners will each get 100 points and their choice of one of my new ACEO prints.
ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) miniature pieces of art 2.5"x 3.5"
These are signed and numbered open edition prints, they have a glossy metallic finish
If you win I'll send you a note so I ca
THE BEST OF NOVEMBERThe polls winners:THE BEST OF NOVEMBER1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A.l.i.e.n.z. - She Robot by MarkusVogtPeregrine Falcon painting by EsthervanHulsen
Remember by Saidge42Prince of sea by derrickSongSpring by n00brevolutionWarchild II by amberj8
Bonita by The-HandLast day of summer by Inna-Vjuzhanina
lost in silence by bohomaz13Loading animation_1 by ivany86
Clouded Future by NambrothForest-Shadow by Fuz-Caforio-Art
Mage battle by sandara
LMS PRINT 2 IS UP FOR PRE-ORDER!!Hello!LMS PRINT 2 IS UP FOR PRE-ORDER!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Long time no talk! Well, after a long road of issues, and a quick sell out of the first run, LMS is finally ready for print again!
Yup, you heard me right. You can now buy the book that nearly half my gallery is about! So please, spread this news around to anyone you know interested. They won't be available forever!
READ CAREFULLY. Also, order before a certain time and get goodies!
First off: thanks for your continued interest in LMS and with tons of emails pouring in over the past year urging us to reprint the book (which many of you reported to have found for $ 500 and more on amazon & eBay), your pleads have finally been heard. So: straight to the good news; we just selected our printing partner for a re-print and now it's time to get the party started for exactly that.
We are producing LMS in Hardcover Edition (223 pages; Size: 17" x 14" x 1") at the price of US-$ 49.00!
So, if you're still intent on picking up a (or several) copy/copies, as you
Impromptu contest!How are we all doing, Europe?! As summer is in full force right now, it's about time for another contest!Impromptu contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Submit your favorite summer art to the special Summer 2013 folder in our gallery, and we will award the best three submissions with a three months subscription or the equivalent in points (that's 636 points!).
We will also award two lucky deviants who add this blog to their favorites with 500 points! No strings attached. You don't even have to be a member of europeans to be eligible for this prize!
What would a contest be without some (boring) rules? To keep it simple and fun we've kept it limited to a few simple points:You need to be a member of europeans to participate in the contest;Any user of deviantART who favorites this blog is eligible to win the 500 points giveaway;Y
NEW FEATURE FOR SEPTEMBER 2014NEW FEATURE FOR SEPTEMBER 20146 months ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
Another feature of amazing artworks from our very talented members, which I hope everyone will enjoy and be inspired by. Our membership is steadily growing and at the time of submitting this journal is 3,969 and our galleries as I always write, contains even more amazing and inspirational art, which is well worth viewing as well as adding to your .
About our group
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the 'Featured 6' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs and interfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, matte painting, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, 3D objects, commission information, tutorials and resources, announcements and wallpaper submissions.
How I watercolor with little artistic knowledgeHow I watercolor with little artistic knowledge10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to my journal! Main reason I'm doing this is to test out a cool CSS thing! Because I love to waste time like that. But then, since I have not made a WIP journal in a while, I thought, "why not? Especially since I realized I have never done a painting WIP series, only for my splatter ink ones. Now I see why - when you're working with watercolor, everything dries so fast!
Even so, here it is! I'm going to try to give some hints or tips, especially for beginners. But first thin you should know is that I don't work professionally. At all. I'm really messy and I'm always covered in ink afterwards. Furthermore, as seen above, I have to edit my paintings a bit before I post them, because I don't have a scanner. Generally, I take photographs during the day, when I can get the best lighting.
I hope you enjoy! Feel free to ask any more questions in the comments!
Before you watercolor, good things to have on hand:
Paintbrushes - many sizes; soft ones are the best, in my
Featured Prints Artist Interview with ArtgermFeatured Prints Artist Interview with Artgerm9 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Featured Prints Artist: Stanley Lau
Stanley Lau a.k.a. Artgerm is a busy child as an illustrator, designer, concept artist and art director. Born and bred in Hong Kong, he soaked up his creativity and interest in arts early on and trained his artistic skills and knowledge ever since in a never-ending process. Filled with creative juices to the top of his head, Stanley is active all day with various projects at his Imaginary Friends Studios designing art and concepts for computer and card games companies, animation houses or comic publishers. He is also founder of his own advertising & design agency and a t-shirt label, and when Stanley is not working on any of these, he can be found playing video games across many platforms or the occasional karaoke session. We are proud to feature Artgerm as our Prints Artist of the Month in a very interesting interview.
Feature yourself and your commission info!Hello everyone!Feature yourself and your commission info!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now you can feature your artwork or commission info in this journal entry.
10 for ONLY ONE big thumb of a current auction until its over.
20 FOUR small thumbnails per three weeks.
30 with a mix of THREE small thumbnails and ONE big thumb.
40 THREE big thumbnails per three weeks.
Points go to my account, Unamusedsharkie
Note the group if you're interested with the following info
[Bullet; Green] Big, small, or mixed thumbs?
[Bullet; Green] Which deviations should be featured? For how long (three, six or nine weeks)?
[Bullet; Green] Link to your commission info/custom adoptables info (if any).
MelodyDenaria's Current Auction
Ataraxious's Current Auction
Yalarof's Current Auction
SeraphicMayin's Current Auction
-Members List/Class Lists- 5/5/13 YO FIRST ENROLLMENTS ARE OVER and all members should be on the list! If you're not there, please comment below!-Members List/Class Lists-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
4/28/13 MORE ROOM IN THE CLASSES YAY have fun kids
BTW HEY IF YOU OC IS A TEACHER; CAN YOU COMMENT THEIR HOMEROOM BELOW or just put it in the app next to the subject that'd be really helpful ok great super goodbye
oh also; 3A, 2C, and 1C are nearly empty, so GO FOR THOSE IF YOU CAN
Everyone will have a homeroom; sorted mostly by year.
the classes are 1-A, 1-B, 1-C, 2-A, 2-B, 2-C, 3-A, 3-B, and 3-C.
first years are in the 1's, second years in the 2's, and et cetera.
the age ranges for each year are:
First Years- 15-16
Second Years- 16-17
Third years- 17-19.
AS FOR CLASS LETTER, you can choose any in your year that isn't full.
for now, there will be 10 students per class, but over time, it may increase. probably not, though.
Homeroom Teacher: Kitakami, Atsushi
Why Art School SucksToo late to type, will write something tomorrow, goodnight! zzZZzzzzWhy Art School Sucks1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(dont forget to let it process, fresh upload!)
Avoid getting ripped off by a client.As a freelancer most of your business takes place online, which makes it really easyAvoid getting ripped off by a client.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
for people to rip you off. How many times have we seen the following scenario's:
1- Someone offers a descent payment for your artwork but wants you to do an art-test first.
after the art-test you're being told you're not good enough. Later you find out that other people
got to do different art-test topics and also weren't good enough. The client clearly ripped people off to get free artwork.
2- Someone offers good money for your artwork. The sketch gets approved so you continue working. Right when it's done the total image suddenly becomes a great disappointment and the client ends up not paying you.
These were just 2 examples of situations that happen a lot to freelancers. There are many more like it.
How to detect if a client is a bit fishy...
Does their email address look professional? Some legit people may use their Gmail address, with their real name or nickname, those are questionabl
A Discussion On Backgrounds In PaintingsA Discussion On Backgrounds In Paintings1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Art Week
Background is called the matrix of a painting. Something that holds the foreground or main subject to our focus. Even though, we often neglect this stepping stone. And this element should be discussed separately because this the principle step that even comes before the composition sometimes. If you have nothing to hold it, what fate becomes of your precious creation?
Before we analyze the elements of a background, we must understand what is background actually.
Background is not a solid object or patch of colour which you must put behind your painting to support it. No. Background is the space that surrounds your painting. It is the only way with which your painting relates to the surrounding at the very first place. It is where your sight is tricked into distance.
While we are talking about backgrounds, we should in
A big black hole called: Procrastination.Procrastination is an infinite cycle that becomes bigger and bigger the longer it's there and the time wasted being sucked into it is a dark matter of nothing.A big black hole called: Procrastination.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
hahah I figured this was the most dramatic way to put it, but yeah, it's real and it sucks.
For those who don't know what it means: Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute" before the deadline.
We all suffer from procrastination. It is pretty innocent when you have it with household chores or packing your suitcase before you go on a holiday.
But it becomes a serious problem when you do it with the important things in your life. I take it you're an artist if you're reading this and the biggest aim of being an artist is to be an even better one.
As shown in previous journals there are many
Get your ass to Mars.Want a free ticket to Mars? Dutch company, Mars One, is accepting aplications from any and all would-be adventurers that are willing to be hurled at the red planet.Get your ass to Mars.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The catch? The ticket is one-way. Their goal is to establish a settlement, not a resort.
So, if you're bat-sh*t mental and want to take part in "Operation Space-Grave", contact Mars One. I and all the other sane people will wave you off and divvy up the Terran luxuries you'll no longer be using.
Murphy Apprenticeship wrap-upHey all!Murphy Apprenticeship wrap-up11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I should have written something sooner regarding the Murphy Apprenticeship (where I took 5 students into my house in Maine and taught them comics for 2 weeks). Mostly I think I wanted to let the experience settle in before saying much about it. And now that I've had a few weeks back to my real life in NYC, I think I'm ready to post.
For photos and a student's perspective on the Murphy Apprenticeship, check out Tana Ford's page:
Here are the names of the students for the 2014 winter session (along with their Twitter):
Tana Ford http://duckacomic.blogspot.com/
Corin Howell http://rinpin.tumblr.com/
Jorge Coelho http://brandnewnostalgia.com/Jorge_Coelho
Clay McCormack http://digboston.com/tag/dead-meat-clay-mccormack/
Stephen Green http://stephengreencomics.tumblr.com/
I caught a lucky break for this first session: 5 talented students who were already at publishing levels. Clay and Stephen I'd met
Deviousness Award saayyyyyy wwwhaaaaaaatDeviousness Award1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm in Japan on vacation right now so I don't get to check in on my websites too much but I did just now and noticed I got a ... a Deviousness award :0
:0 :0 ;0
It especially means a lot since I owe so much to DeviantArt. I can sincerely say I owe my career to this website, its thanks to them I've had job offers who led to me working in the video game industry at a pretty young age, thanks to them I've gotten magazines to notice me and commission workshops, thanks to them I was able to find smaller gigs early on and so much more. I've met awesome people here, constantly find new inspirations and best of all, am able to share with others my passion for art.
My life would be quite different without DeviantArt.
SO, A MASSIVE THANK YOU!
Here is a tutorial on shading while we're at it
Cheers from Kyoto!
Give a Feature, Get a Feature #59:iconRealm-of-Fantasy:Give a Feature, Get a Feature #593 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Give a Feature, Get a Feature!
Please this News Article to help these artists get more exposure!
To participate, please follow the link to the group blog:http://realm-of-fantasy.deviantart.com/journal/Give-a-Feature-Get-a-Feature-59-261301264
Realm-of-Fantasy is running a weekly "Give a Feature, Get a Feature" in our group. Do you have a favorite Fantasy/SciFi piece on deviantART? Or maybe you know of a Fantasy/SciFi piece that just isn't getting enough exposure? Would you like to get a little exposure yourself? Well, here is the time and place to speak up.
You pick it, we promote it. Not only in a group blog, but in a deviantART News as well. And as a bonus, you can pick a piece of yours that you would like to get featured as well!
"Give a Feature, Get a Feature" will be posted each Week, and the first 25 suggestions will be featured so better be quic
PE: Sketches and sketchbooksSketches and sketchbooksPE: Sketches and sketchbooks1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Big, marvellous, elaborate, finished paintings and drawings you can see in various stunning galleries on dA and outside dA, while they require time and can occupy artist's workspace even for months, in a lot of cases make a small percentage of created pictures lying around the creator's desk. Sketches aren't just noted concepts or a stage in preparing an artwork - a couple of sketches a day can be the most influential source of improving your skills.
You have probably been through this more than once - far from your room, you got struck with a brilliant idea. In diffrent circumstances you'd most likely rush to transfer it onto paper or canvas, but well, that might be not so easy in a classroom or on a bus. It can be difficult even if you're home - how about more than one idea at once? Using a sketchbook as a notepad for any concepts is by far
The 5 bullshit myths of concept art.Concept art is getting bigger and bigger. More people know what it is nowadays, it gets shown in the media more often and more books get released. This automatically results into more people wanting to become concept artists. So many artschools are now creating special courses all towards game art or concept art. (Game art can also include UI design, 3D modeling etc.).The 5 bullshit myths of concept art.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yet it is a fairly new thing to most people and the idea of "becoming a concept artist" has grown rapidly over such a short time that a lot of people who are new to it seem to get a lot of misguide info. I am going to try to list this misguided info and direct you to the correct info.
(Again I would always advise you to do your own research and form your own knowledge and not just simply agree with what you read online, not from anyone, not from me. Even though i'm right .. ofcourse. *wink *wink )
Are you on the right track? + Fuck Talent!Am I on the right track?Are you on the right track? + Fuck Talent!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is a thing people often wonder and think it's a complicated to find out, but it is actually pretty simple. It's a different question you need to ask yourself based on different topics.
As for: Fuck talent! You'll find it if you scroll down
Topic 1: Am I on the right track to becoming a better artist?
Does your work from today, look closer to your initial goal than your work from last week? (this needs to be both in skill and idea.)
Good skills: Honing your technique, training you muscle memory, being more knowledgeable about your tools and art rules. With art rules I mean: Perspective, form, light, texture, composition.
Good ideas: Storytelling, characteristics, charm, emotion and design. Not just making things look polished but also convey something more, something that brings it to life and speaks to pe
Face it.Featured Prints: FacesFace it.2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fine Art Prints
Quick 250 Point Giveaway! [CLOSED]The giveaway is CLOSED, I will announce the winners in a minute.Quick 250 Point Giveaway! [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The prize will be split as such:
1# winner - 150
2# winner - 100
The winners will be announced March 11th, between 17:00 and 21:00 (GMT +1).
As always, we will be using the dear random.org to determine the winners.
Just a quick thank you for 2000+ watchers, omgggggg. THANK YOU SO MUCH. //manly tears
How did this happen aasdfghjklæædvaædkfj.
I'm sorry that there's not more points at stake, but..
Eh, I don't have much more than this, ahahah. :iconoelplz:
Have a lovely day and good luck to everyone! ' ▽ ' )
March - Battle of Fairy Tail- Deadline today The deadline for entries for the contest is the end of today! Please make sure to comment with your linkMarch - Battle of Fairy Tail- Deadline today2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After successfully raising the 1,000, 000 Jewels Rosa was overjoyed; glad the guild could stay afloat. Thinking of the days when Fairy Tail was thriving , a thought sprung to mind.
Fairy Tail had always loved a bit of competition- and that fact remained even now- 500 years later. A grin slowly appeared upon the pregnant guild masters face, as she came up with a fun and competitive way to celebrate their success.
' Listen up everyone. ' She yelled, looking at her flourishing guild with a smile.
Her smile instantly fell as none of her guild noticed she had even spoken- continuing to noisily chat away. Glaring she yelled even louder.
' OI YOU UNGREATFUL BRATS' Rosa yelled in frustration, glaring at them as their chattering silenced immediately.
' Thank you. Seen as we successfully earnt the 1 000 000 Jewels to pay off our debt; i have decided it calls for a celebrati