My 2013 FavoritesHello dear watchers and friends,My 2013 Favorites1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I hope everyone of you have a wonderful holiday time and have a good start in the new year.
I had a nice time with my family and some of my best friends. Tomorrow the "real world" have us again in their greedy claws so I decide to remind myself of really great works of 2013. I started with training basics, before I come back with commercial works.
Tears In Heaven by kuschelirmel
Transcendental Claire (regular) - Applibot by AlexandraVBach
T H E P h o e n i X by shiny-shadows-Art
Paint Tool SAI and TRANSPARENT .PNGVarious Paint Tool SAI users might have noticed it, me included, and it always bugged me a bit.Paint Tool SAI and TRANSPARENT .PNG4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Apparently, SAI doesn't support .PNG transparency. Meaning, when you go and try to save an image supposed to have transparent areas, the picture still gets a white background.
To fix this, I and possibly other people used to save the project as .psd and load it in Photoshop or similar programs to save the file with the wanted transparent area.
Well, a quick search made me figure out that it instead DOES allow it, so I was wondering how.
After some research I figured out I was using version 1.0, which is extremely old and outdated, and it doesn't even feature transparency.
It looks like version
and superior are what allows png to have transparent area.
For some reason it doesn't have ink pen, which the old 1.0 had, but that's not a big deal since most of SAI tools are just the same brush with different settings.
So... I upgraded to
Lackadaisy - PatreonI've recently left my job in the game industry so that I could focus more of my time and attention on Lackadaisy. Patreon is my weapon of choice in trying to see this to fruition.Lackadaisy - Patreon1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If more Lackadaisy comic updates, illustrations, tutorials, mini-comics, books and other things interests you, please do check it out!
Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way,
The Journal is the Origami Killer"There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth, unless someone rises up to tell you the truth."The Journal is the Origami Killer3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm taking a stab at trying to draw people again. While I greatly dislike it, I can't just keep pushing it to the back burner forever. My art class helps as well, our "DRAW FROM REAL LIFE" Nazi teacher is currently making us do figure drawings. I managed to make one model look prettier than she actually was.
Calling the prof. a Nazi is humorous because she's actually a hardcore Jewish person... and because we've been at each other's throats for about 2-3 years now, I am coming up with new ways to attack.
I've started by doing the German Nazi salute whenever I see her and I also try and incorporate a Swastika into whatever I draw for her class.
Alright, I know I dabbled into a touchy subject, with a lot of people still butt hurt over World War 2 and such. I'm not a Nazi, or even part German, and I don't hate the Jews... just my
I suppose."Hey there, I just killed the last mosquito in the house, no malaria or West Nile for you buddy!"I suppose.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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ELM 103 Assignments (October)The neon green student teacher gasped and pressed his hands to his face dramatically. "Wow! I didn't get fired! That's awesome, I'm stillELM 103 Assignments (October)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
poisoningteaching all these innocent little minds, hehe~ It must be because Izzy doesn't want to actually teach classes, does he..."
"Wow! There's a lot of you this time! That's pretty cool! Let's see what we've got here..."
[ Kichi Kittrex - 5]
"Hello darling! I'm not sure which element you're looking to become proficient in... I'll keep you out of the fire group for sure, so how about we go with something like water? Water should make you feel nice and safe."
[ Neos glorypaintGR - 5]
"Hmm, I don't know you well but I think you might suit being Kichi's partner! So you two are going to be working on water talismans. Specifically, we're going to be focusing on shells from the ocean! Now, there aren't any oceans around here, but there are small bivalves living in the underground lake in the mounta
Artbook publishing- how does it work?I was asking myself quite a while how this might work...Haha no I'm not planning to do one yet (since I still need to practice a lot until then).Artbook publishing- how does it work?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I'm kind of curious how it all works, since I was able to contribute to a few artbooks and was wondering how much the printing costs would be and what is necessary needed beside the illustrations or the layout (I already now how it works fr designing the layout etc.) but which company would be good to print (since I live in germany & am scared that the costs would explode). Does anyone know how it works and would like to share his/her knowledge with us/me *^*
Thank you for the DD ;u;I want to thank iingo for suggesting one of my pictures as a DD and Miss-It-Girl for featuring it. I really appreciate it, thank you very much! QuQThank you for the DD ;u;3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And also thank you so much for all your comments and favs >
Favorite Vocaloid Song Meme*rules*Favorite Vocaloid Song Meme3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. You have to leave a link to the song and the name of the song |'D
2. That's it |'D
1. Miku Hatsune
4. Rin Kagamine
5. Len Kagamine
8. Luka Megurine
11. Nico Nico Chorus
my tummy hurts a little ;-;
and i have to go to my brothers house soon :iconwhathaveyoudoneplz:
12th BirthdAy ShenanigansA compiled list of any current (or upcoming) deviantART 12th Birthday activities. If you are holding and event or know someone who is, leave a comment below!12th BirthdAy Shenanigans3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official 12th Birthday Announcement
Read all about deviantART's Birthday here!
deviantART Birthday Subscription (run by Katara-Alchemist)
Win yourself a Premium Membership!
7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway! (run by bradleysays and lightpurge)
The draw to win prizes is closed, but winners will be drawn all week!
Funny images XD*** This journal is manly designed for my watchers, people who are familiar with the fandom/s that they and I share.Funny images XD3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So if you are not interested in the fandom/s I show or it's not your humor, just close this window or let it be like mature people do, "don't like, don't look". I just posted this with the best of intentions, to make some of my watchers smile, not to ruin anyone's life.
:iconleaderplz::iconsaysplzo I look like it?
:iconfacepalmplz: Pfff... still hungry?:
:icontruestoryplz::iconsaysplz:The real reason why Madara couldn't say "NO" to Kabuto:
Lol! Judas and Jesus even have 11 friends in common on fb! (you know, the other 11 disciples) lmao! I cannot!
:icontobidanceplz::iconsaysplz:Tobi doesn't like this game!
:iconsasorirapefaceplz::iconsaysplz:Hehehe well done, Dei-chan
:icontruestoryplz::iconsaysplz:True story (real anime subtitles XD)
I don't want people editing my art, but I must admit this thing I found made my day:
Here you are a blue-balls Sasori
Sailor Moon: New Anime in 2013 (now w/video)This is not a rumor!Sailor Moon: New Anime in 2013 (now w/video)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It was officially announced that there will be a BRAND NEW Sailormoon Anime in Summer 2013! The original Japanese VAs for Moon and Tuxy seem to be reprising their roles (based on the conversation in the event). We don't have much more detail, a letter from Naoko said she hopes we like the new series and she's happy to be making it. She said she's overwhelmed at the support the series still has and it makes her happy. She didn't think she could do something new but now she's happy she can bring them back!
They said the audience is intended to be the original fans of the show. It will be like a "powered up" of the original story, aimed at the good girls (and boys!) who grew up with the show. TOEI is doing it.
There was something in the announcement about it being released worldwide but we don't know the details. We do not know what this means as far as a possible English dub/sub. We don't yet know when/how this will reach a US market.
The new theme song is bein
Features: Original FanartsA collection of Original FanartFeatures: Original Fanarts3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art: "Artwork that is based on a character, costume, collage, item, or story that was created by someone other than the artist" - Wikipedia
With that definition, the term "Original Fanart" may seem contradictory. However the images featured in this article are the perfect example of artworks that are based or inspired in something already existing (thus being considered "Fanart") yet presenting the artist's original vision of said
Said in less fancy words: "Fanart presented in the artist original style"
We all love fanart. That's because we all are fans of at least one thing: a book, a movie, a TV show, a
I'M BORED,SO HERE'S A LIST OF AWESOME ANIME'S YOU SHOULD WATCH IF YOU ALREADY HAVEN'T.NOT ANIME MOVIES!I'M BORED,3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
#1 Higurashi When They Cry-http://youtu.be/nRtsIJXrhqc http://youtu.be/syB7SWLRrL4 http://youtu.be/fdUhYjEMrx4
#2 Elfen Lied-http://youtu.be/Fxiyroprn1g
#3 This Ugly Yet Beautiful World-(can't find the opening -.-)
#4 Fruits Basket-http://youtu.be/dsxyVQs_r-I
#5 Touhou:The Memories of Phantasm(fan-made anime)-http://youtu.be/vMpmFD9GYMo http://youtu.be/-TlgfFPMIQ8
#6 Lucky Star!-http://youtu.be/ViEH57xQu1c
#7 Vampire Knight-http://youtu.be/Ep3ZDtSNwaQ http://youtu.be/9Elv3ireh0I
#8 Strawberry Marshmallow-http://youtu.be/Ycm9LfwmcPk
#9 Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-Chan-http://youtu.be/bhgj_YWBNd4 http://youtu.be/ygKcILg5LMM
#10 Black Rock Shooter-http://youtu.be/nPBUC1ZF6dE
#11 Azumanga Daioh-http://youtu.be/huWKSYUX5Fs
#12 11 Eyes-http://youtu.be/VYTkJDhKcc4
#13 Highschool of The Dead-http://youtu.be/zqHeSaAIl4c
#14 Rave Master-http://youtu.be/7ABO3lB35co
#15 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya-http:
Commissions Info [CLOSED][English] | [PortuguÍs]Commissions Info [CLOSED]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Closed in the time of holidays, I'll open in january (maybe) with more styles and new things =3
Wait for it! :iconmonkeyloveplz:
I may take time for finish each commission, but I always try do the best of me.
see the queue
I know drawing especially chibis, and I'm not much good with normal... But I try. See my gallery for understand it.
Girls and boys
I won't draw:
Creatures (dragons for exemple)
Chibi full body colored
Characters that are like NARUTO/ FARRY TAIL/ ONE PIECE are 50% more expensive
25$ Couple/Friends [female+female]
35$ Couple/Friends [female+male]
+ 3$ with accessory (for
Ongoing Community ProjectsCommunity Projects are a great way to get involved on DeviantArt This article lists ongoing projects in the DeviantArt Community. It will be updated often, so keep your eye on this space.Ongoing Community Projects4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Run your own project!
Did you know that you can run a project, too? And we can help you! Check out CRCommunityProjects to find out how to run your own Community Project, or to get some support for your project!
These projects are ongoing! Get involved! If you're interested in starting a new project, or you have a new project that you'd like listed here, please note Astralseed.
Pay-It-Forward Project by AzizrianDaoXrak
Praising Life by Astrikos
Touhou Crossover Fanart Competition!UPDATE OF UPDATE! submission is closed! There might be activity for people that have contacted me so don't worry about thatTouhou Crossover Fanart Competition!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For judging I will need to contact everyone and there will be some behind the scenes stuff... (seriously how are we supposed to judge everyone's amazing efforts, this is overdrive) I am not giving a date when the winners are announced. But I will follow the timeline mentioned before.
A question about edits- minor edits are allowed. For example changing of levels/channels or if you forgot to colour one bit. Big changes means that regardless of the time you entered I will move your entry to the late folder. I've capped all the submissions!
Thank you very much! Hosting this contest, I'm really happy i did it!
Update: There have been a lot of people asking for an extension with this contest... And I'll feel really horrible to decline when people are working hard!
Everything You've Learned About Writing is a LieLiterature Basics WeekEverything You've Learned About Writing is a Lie10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Okay, so maybe not everything. But there's a lot of stuff that I remember learning in middle and high school that turned out to not actually work for me -- or for pretty much anybody -- as a writer. I'm hoping that if I can lay these lies out for you, we cans turn it around and unlearn some of these bad habits. Because, man, nothing says "noob" like practicing some of these frequently-taught faux pas.
Lie #1: Be super duper descriptive!
Wait, wait, I know what you're thinking. Descriptive language is good, right? You want your reader to know what you're talking about, and to be able to see, smell it, hear it, touch it, taste it the way you do in your head. The problem is that, when it comes to description, a little bit goes a long wa
Tutorials on EVERYTHING you want to learn/masterI came across this tumblr link filled with tutorials on literally EVERYTHING.Tutorials on EVERYTHING you want to learn/master10 months ago in Personal More Like This
from choosing colors, how to draw hair, coloring, lineart to how to draw dragon heads. It has most stuff but I haven't looked at the whole list.
Wanted to share with you guys ;;//v//;; maybe you guys will find it useful ^u^ And will continue to improve on art!! <3 <3
It ranges from art tuts to writing to makeup to general stuff.
Feel free to take a look, you never know what you'll find <3
Tell me if its useful or not!!
You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Do you feel like no one cares about your artwork? That no matter how hard you try, you'll never improve? Well, I've been there before.
A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept drawing and drawing but barely improving. I was frustrated and felt useless. But instead of giving up, I pushed myself even harder, and by God's grace it's starting to work out for me.
I now have over 16,000 amazing people encouraging me, and I know it's only a matter of tim
PE: Marketing Your Adoptables[deviantART Related]PE: Marketing Your Adoptables11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
What are Adoptables?
Adoptables are character designs that can be adopted or purchased by other deviants. The cost for these can be a set price or are sold in an auction-like manner (highest bid wins).
For a more in-depth look at what Adoptables are, check out ginkgografix's PE: Adoptables article.
Marketing Your Adoptables
With the adoptables trend growing larger and larger each day, it can be difficult to sell your adoptables as well as yourself. In this article, I have listed a few tips with ways to market your adoptables.
1. Start Small
It is best to start small if you have never been into the adopables "scene". First and foremost, you should always develop a set of rules for your current or future adoptables. List out what the adopter is and isn't allowed to
Did You Know - Thumbs CodeThumbs CodeDid You Know - Thumbs Code1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Whenever you do a feature or maybe want to link to a certain deviation the thumbs code is a very handy feature. It allows your viewers to see a smaller version of what you are referring to directly.
But did you know that there are several ways to make thumbs appear?
The most common way is to grab the thumbs code from the sidebar of a deviation.
That way you will get a little preview no bigger than 150x150px.
Another thing you can do is to create a big thumb. For that you just need to add 'big' to the thumbcode, like :bigthumb###:
For our example it will look like this.
Big thumbs will get no bigger than 300x300px.
Alongside those and thanks to AddMedia and Sta.sh you also vary the size on your own.
Either choose deviations from the AddMedia sidebar and make use of the transformation corners or use this code
FacesFace PLZ accountsFaces6 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Summoner Art Contest - CLOSED, read updateThe Summoner Art Contest - CLOSED, read update2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
DON'T WORRY, THIS IS STILL BEING JUDGED.
The past couple weeks have just been hectic due to it being Valentine's and whatnot.
(Not to mention a couple of the people I need to get opinions from haven't been on due to their own reasons.)
Everything is set to be announced by the first week of March at the latest, however.
Thank you for your patience, and I apologise for the wait!
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW, 100% CLOSED.
No more will be accepted from this point on.
Now comes the toughest part of all... judging. And it's going to be a difficult task indeed.
Unlike last times when I did all solely by myself, this time I will be getting some assistance from people I know who are also familiar with The Summoner, its premise/background and characters.
Final decisions will be mine, however...
I ask for everyone's patience in this, and it might not be until March that I'm able to find the time to finalise everything.