Types of Artist blues, what helped, what didn'tThere are several artist blues I know of, since I have experienced practically all of them during the past few months since 2011. I will write about how I got them, how I overcome them. What helped, what didn't.Types of Artist blues, what helped, what didn't2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of these blues are professional freelance blues, happens to those who are making their own series/productions and when there's money and risk involved.
Some of these blues are shared by all artists.
Before the production even starts, the fear of it failing caused me to think about failing instead of success. It makes me hesitate about actually working on the project before I even produce anything.
What helped- Refocus on what I am making the project for, what's the true message I try to convey with the project, make that shine, and try to choose a cheap launch platform that makes it cost-effective.
What didn't help- trying to level up on art skill. It helped with my overall art as work for hire, it didn't help with
Species List (Added Hatlings)Lol I'm not sure why I'm making this... but I just feel like writing about random stuff.Species List (Added Hatlings)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here, I'll list descriptions my original species and other things here.
*If you want to use this idea of this species yourself, just ask me. Be sure to credit me for making the species.
*Make sure it says "Open" on the status before you ask me to make it.
*If it says "CLOSED" you may not make your own.
Bunnies and Cabbits
I never really said it before but there are different kinds of bunnies and cabbits in my adoptables/characters. Each of them have a different behavior depending on their ear type. The different type of bunnies are very different from each other, but all are generally nice and friendly. They're not as friendly as Cabbits however. Cabbits are very sweet and love attention and intimacy for whatever reason. They are a bit rare though since they're offspring rates are very slim. However this does not take away from their affection and love for anyone who is willi
TutorialIf I were to make a quick tutorial for youtube what would you like to see me paint (and explain) the most? I have lots of painting videos up (and also those LoL art spotlights) but a lot of people have asked if I could make some videos of my self painting a lot slower and with added commentary... so.. let me know what I should focus on.Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My immediate thought would be to just paint a portrait of a character with some cloth and metal accessories so I can cover rendering different textures (hair, skin, metal, cloth) and some basic lighting stuff as well.
.if you were here i'd forget you again,.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
hack your name with a cleaver and wipe off
the ink on my apron, spend the rest of my days
stained black in the creases of all my fingers
and thumbs, i know there is a lesson waiting,
maybe in the summerlands i'll see a blinding
my funeral pyre,
lost in the woods it will come to me, wings clipped
and say, it's time you picked a side
and stuck with it, wear yourself down to your bones
and make it quick, he's coming, well what if i want
to sicken and die? lay my head in the hydrangeas and fade
from purple to blue, just wither away, okay? well
yeah but not in a day, i guess i'll have to stay
on the doorstep drunk, a waste of skin
and time, i hear
the bark of next door's dog and wonder
if he knows
(too many souls)
What Is A Pendeogan?WHAT IS A PENDEOGAN?What Is A Pendeogan?5 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Pendeogen = plural, refering to whole race. Pendeogan = single)
(Pronunciation - Pendeogan: Pen day oh gan / Pen day oh jan; Pendeogen: Pen day oh jen; Pendeo: Pen day oh / pen dee oh .)
((((Edit/Update: New health information added as well as additional information)))))
What Is A Pendeogan?
Pendeogen, or pendeos, are a race, or ethnicity of people. Though much different from other ethnic groups; they are still almost identical to regular people. A few specific physical characteristics and behavior differences is what categorizes them from the norm.
This race has a biological need for certain substances, possessions, or activities. Such things as; videogames, caffeine, cigarettes (nicotine), computers, (or technology in general), eating, gambling, sex, shopping, drugs, etc. ( Check addiction list for more: http://pendeoclub.deviantart.com/blog/30493277/ )
They are a breed of people creating their own category. A race c
How to Write a Novel - a beginner's guideI am often asked - how do you write novels? I am often told by the person asking - so politely -How to Write a Novel - a beginner's guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"It is my dream to write a novel"
"I wish I could write"
"I would love to write my novel on ..."
I let people know I am on my third novel. It is rare to meet a writer, rarely someone who has realised their dream, and who has produced a book. Rarer still to find a published author --- why? it seems so easy.....when you read them.
Many try the
.life.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
of me, i keep
in the sun
my own in
light, i poke
of the earth
(to get to the good bit)
brusheslinksbrushes4 years ago in Personal More Like This
loish.net // F.A.Q // prints // blog
hey everyone! i've been getting a LOT of questions lately about brushes - which ones i use, where i downloaded them, etc. because of this i updated my f.a.q with this link: http://loish.net/deviantart/resources/brushes_small.jpg it shows which brushes i use, what the settings are and examples of how i use them.
although i understand that people are curious and want to learn about other people's techniques, i am often surprised that people don't look at the resources they already have (the brushes already installed in the program for example). lots of people are always looking for some kind of 'magic trick' to achieve a certain thing and jump on tutorials, brushes and other resources as if that alone will
Mara's Contest - info & prizes updatedWell....not really I just called it that so the song would get stuck in your head for the rest of the day :icontrollfaceplz:Mara's Contest - info & prizes updated3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What kind of contest is this, then? It's the kind where I shamelessly bribe you to draw my OCs in exchange for swag! But before we get to the delicious bait of my artistic trap, let's have a look at the rules and characters...
(je peux uploade une version francophone pour le concours si tu ne comprends pas cette version. Envoyez-moi une note).
Your entry must include one or more of Acaciathorn's OCs (more details just below).
You can use any art medium - digital, traditional, sculpture, photo manipulation, 3-D render, whatever - as long as it follows rule number one. You cannot, however, submit poetry or prose. Sorry!
You can enter as many times as you want in as many categories as you want. just don't hurt yourself
Follow basic Deviantart etiquette: no art theft or traces, please!
Know your Basics - TexturesThere are a lot of tutorials out there on how to create / photograph texture as well as how to use them on a technical level, but the question of why and when to use textures is rarely touched. This article wants to fill that gap and therefore looks at texures from a slightly different perspective.Know your Basics - Textures2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textures in Manips as you know them
For a photomanipulator, the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word "texture" are images that can be used in soft light or overlay mode to texture a manipulation or parts thereof. What most manipulators therefore have in mind, are images like the following:
Beautiful textures, sure, and useful, too, but have you ever thought of doing more with them than the aforementioned overlays? And have you ever considered using other kinds of textures, too?
A more objective look at Textures
The following definition is an excerpt
NEMU SPECIES INFORMATIONN E M UNEMU SPECIES INFORMATION7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Come step in, dear dreamer,
and let me find a companion for you
Nemu [Neɪ·mu] noun A creature created from human wishes.
Nemus are a closed species
All info below is optional if you adopt one ♥
You can choose to choose to make it a "normal human"
What are Nemus?
► Nemus are the manifestation of human dreams and wishes. Human needs and desires call to them, like magnetism. Many wander the earth in search of the one unique human from whom their wish originates from, even though they do not know what that wish is.
► The possess an inherent ability or talent to make their human's dreams a reality
► It is unknown exactly why they choose aspects of both food and animals, only that all Nemu do.
► Nemus do not need to sleep or eat, but they draw on positive energy from a human if they are in direct contact with them when a wish or dream has been fulfilled. (the efficien
Tips and Tricks (tutorials)All of my tips and tricks sheets:Tips and Tricks (tutorials)9 years ago in Personal More Like This
pencil crayon baics
the white pencil crayon
layering pencil crayons
digital colour basics
applying digital colour</b>
lighting (digital media)
basic digital textures
.hatred.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
is in labour,
if i let it
100 Theme Challenge - a few versions to try.Okay, since people have started coming here to find the 100 Themes Challenge information, I thought the least I could do is provide both of the lists I know of for the challenge and the rules that accompanied it. Because this is a meme, it's always evolving, but there should be some basic rules to go along with it... so here, all together and in one place for those looking is the 100 Theme Challenge!100 Theme Challenge - a few versions to try.8 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cut and paste the rules and the version of the list you like and go forth and be creative!
100 Themes meme.
The point of this challenge is to test and improve your skill as an artist. After 100 pics who wouldnt be better.
The basic rules
1.) Make 100 art entries, each pic having a theme listed below. Each pic should have ONE and only ONE theme to it, for it to count.
2.) No time limit so have fun
3.) The main picture should be drawn by you, or involve photos taken by you for the purpose of this challenge. No old art! It should all be newly made for this meme!
Speedpaint VideoHey guys! Here is the video for my latest upload. Total time was a little over 2 hours (2h10) and this is the time-lapse for it. Hope you likeSpeedpaint Video1 year ago in Personal More Like This
master of decadence.Although it might not seem so, she had been the killer in the crowd; that night she had come to hunt them all down. No mercy, she did it one by one. Surprised? Allow me to explain, such devil, such wicked heart, black and untamed. Afraid? Listen close now; her show is about to commence.master of decadence.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
She hisses, she snarls, and she whispers, and she laughs. She's the prettiest of all, with evil mind, sweetly to prowl. Bony fingers of long sharp nails, her lovely hands were made to tear flesh. But fragile she is and one day she might break. Just a beautiful sinner now wasted away. Oh, such enchanting cadaver, dancing and dead.
And as she keeps dancing she starts pulling you down. Down into a dark place you alone would never have found. You shout, stupidly unbowed. But sadly at night, only silence is loud. And as her silhouette continues to skulk, twirling around, you finally understand. She's the master, a queen with no crown.
And although her heart is cold and her teeth are sharp, she once had be
.i think you know.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
of hair wound tight round a hand like rope
of thoughts that sail in and let down anchor
in the night, sleep drifting away on the black tide,
i think you know of god up in the crow's nest, keeping watch
his eyes have rolled at us so much they rattle, loose now
in their pits like marbles, they say he knows
i have examined the slides of my childhood, uprooted my body,
yanked myself out of my years with my own gloved hand
like a weed and stared in disgust, it's only natural
that you should still want to sleep with one arm over
your head, she said, don't you think?
i think the sun lit up
the world's scars
and felt bad, hung its head
through the horizon
and cried in shame
now i don't think it's ever
going to stop raining
(i am holding up my mind, i am shoving it in your face)
Wonderland Contest With Awesome Prizes! **ENDED**HELLO EVERYONE!!Wonderland Contest With Awesome Prizes! **ENDED**2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I am holding my first ever contest this month and am very excited!
CONTEST RESULTS HERE: http://o0demonwolf0o.deviantart.com/#/d539yq1
The theme for this contest is; SPRING/SUMMER IN WONDERLAND
Basically, what you have to do is draw the Alice in Wonderland character(s) with some sort of Spring or Summer theme to it.
It could be the Mad Hatter at the beach, Alice and the White Rabbit having a picnic or the whole group of characters enjoying some ice-cream! Whatever your creation can come up with
THE CONTEST WILL RUN FROM MAY 3 TO JUNE 3 **EXTENDED TO JUNE 10**
**can be extended if needed**
TO ENTER. YOU MUST FAVORITE THIS JOURNAL AND POST THIS JOURNAL AS A LINK ON YOUR PAGE SAYING "WONDERLAND CONTEST WITH AWESOME PRIZES!"
Anyone can join! just comment below and I'll add you to our list!
The judging will be based on:
- background /10
- effort put into the piece
Advice and TutorialsSo this First Advice and Tutorial Journal will be on General Anatomy and Such. The second will be up to you so please comment below in what you think the next Advice and Tutorial Journal should be on.Advice and Tutorials1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What I personally find the hardest to draw is feet and hands. I found that with a lot of practice and a lot of frustrating mistakes my feet and hands actually look at the very least almost the way i want them to be.
Now my favorite Style of drawing is Anime or sometimes semi-realism, and i find that by doing studies of the more traditional style realism actually helps improve my anime pictures greatly. For instance i would practice drawing my hands and feet in different positions holding different things and from different angles. I also find it extremely helpful while i'm drawing and i'm having a particularly hard time drawing a hand or a foot in a certain position i will stop for a
Weekly Tutorial is live!In this video I talk about coloring the heads I made in the previous ones. This was a live recording so it's not as tight as I would like but it'll have to do for this week!Weekly Tutorial is live!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Been super busy lately and haven't slept much, hopefully you guys can still get something out of it! Let me know! I read all the comments and try to answer most questions. Got it?! The video just went live as I write this so the HD quality might not have processed yet, give it a few minutes
Official deviantART ContestsAll "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relations run contests and all deviantART sponsored contests.Official deviantART Contests4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The "" icon marks US Only contests
Anthro Challenge #112 - Day of the Dead - Deadline October 31, 2014
Creativity for Life Challenge - Deadline November 5, 2014
What you can do if a big company stole your art An indy artist's work being used by Disney without permission: http://katiewoodger.tumblr.com/post/47454350768/disney-have-stolen-my-artwork-i-dont-know-whatWhat you can do if a big company stole your art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My tumblr reply: http://mayshing.tumblr.com/post/47627305546/katiewoodger-disney-have-stolen-my-artwork-i
PS: this one is on the verge being settled, Disney already started working on it, she's being helped.
Seeing posts like this, I just thought I should share some knowledge I have, I personally already have met 3 different artists who doesn't know what to do when:
Record company ripped them off
Publisher ripped them off
Big corporation used their artwork without permission (that's usually by accident because of an outsource company broke the rule etc)
USA people: Go
Hello watchers!Have I told you that I think each and every one of you are absolutely wonderful and amazing? Well, now you do!Hello watchers!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not exactly sure how you stumbled across my account, but I'm so thankful that you decided to click the watch button when you did^ _ ^
If you feel like you need to talk about anything or rant, feel free to note me. I might not be active art-wise, but I do check my messages every day.
Thanks for the ones who took the time to read this journal; you're the best <3 And I just wanted to say thanks for watching me, and I hope you have a fantastic day, okay!
New Contest! Underwater World - Prize update!Contest Reminder!New Contest! Underwater World - Prize update!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The next contest is about underwater world. Everything you can imagine to this theme!
Join our 5th Contest of the group!
Show us your art creation about an underwater world. Show us your lost cities, your mermaids or whatever you can imagine!
Be creative and show effort!
These visual medias are allowed:
submit here: http