Thoughts on the 'Hobbit Cartoon Study'Much like the pin-up series I showcased last week, this was a little thought experiment I did during the 6 months I was absent. I was having a very hard time motivating myself to draw anything and this was something I tried to do for myself as a therapeutic exercise.Thoughts on the 'Hobbit Cartoon Study'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of the things that was tricky to deal with was the awkward hands. The Rankin Bass cartoon has very stylized grizzly hands which are drawn entirely counterintuitive to how I would naturally draw them. I frequently looked for specific hand gestures from the cartoon and used those to help draw them here. They presented quite a challenge.
The other challenge was to try and illustrate backgrounds that the cartoon characters would be laid into, much like real cel animation. I wanted to mimic the cartoon as best I could and that meant rendering painted backgrounds. I had some new brushes I was trying out at the time and, to be honest, the backgrounds I came up with weren't quite the watercolor/inked hybrid of the 1977 movie.
DA Family :3My twin soul sister: :iconPeramoxy: ((Mess with her, I'll rip your head off. :iconmoesmileplz: ))DA Family :32 years ago in Personal More Like This
Big Sisters: :iconDemonLyrics: :iconPiggyPoggy: :iconKikomi-Sama: :iconMihipahox: :iconPrinimus:
Sisters I look up to: :iconGingaAkam: :iconcorgi-moon-pies: :iconBlazexdx:
Big Bros: :iconnickblast2: :iconMrMoko: :iconjeerome0406: :iconBlindenvy:
Little sisters: :iconpeach-pielord: :iconappleflower24: :iconZelinkerTeam: :iconAsylumAmbush:
Cousins: :iconlol1237195: :iconArieneVega: :iconNeglanash:
Sorry for those aren't here, there's a lot more, but I just can't remember >_<"
100 points giveaway!The winner:Hello, sweeties (:100 points giveaway!The winner:2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
..and welcome, June...
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend
I decided to make one of you smile again by giving one lucky deviant 100 points
All you have to do to participate is:
favorite this journal
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you!
+ Have a random question?
You can ask me anything here :
Have fun and good luck
(deadline: 03rd June 2013
I will pick the winner with a little help of random.org)
I notice so many misplaced category deviations on the front page, and it's sad that some popular deviants do that on purpose just to increase the feedback they get (put their deviations in underrated categories)
The winner is
One Year on DA + Other Stuff and Maybe Some ThingsPre-journal-rambly-thing: the title of this journal is the exact number of characters that DA allows. So, yeah.One Year on DA + Other Stuff and Maybe Some Things2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why hello there! You're looking particularly wonderful this mornafternooeveningight! Is that a new hat? No? Oh, well something looks new. I think it's the hat. It's not? You're sure? You're not even wearing a hat? Oh. This introduction is lame? Well, then, I ... uhh, D:<
Holy franks! As it would turn out, I wasn't paying very close attention to my DeviantART account; apparently six days ago marked my one year point on DeviantART! Well, on this here silly-filly pony-stuff account, that is. That's right, one year and six days ago I was furiously making sub-par vectors of my favorite little gray-haired blonde-maned pegasus pony with the end goal being to make a comic of her attempting to help a certain boisterous and blue feathered colleague in a rainstorm only to derp the situation, all the while attempting to explain to a friend of mine WHY I was doing this.
Little did I kn
CT COMMISSIONS [CLOSED]I’ll be open for commissions for only a couple weeks! I’ll be doing original characters only! If you’re interested, find out how to request a commission in my Special FAQ.CT COMMISSIONS [CLOSED]11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Any other questions after reading the FAQ regarding commissions can be left in the comments!
COMISSION RULES AND PRICES [OPEN]:iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz:COMISSION RULES AND PRICES [OPEN]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commissions are officially open! If you'd like one, send a note and we can discuss it there!
ALL SLOTS ARE OPEN
Steps for Ordering
SEE IF COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN.If open send your request, with references and wait for me to accept or not.When approved, I'll tell you price of your commission and you can either go through with it or cancel it.If you go
The Magic of Vectors (600 watchers, thank you!)I got a message from :icongandptrixie: a couple of hours ago with a link to something he and his friends had made using one of my backgrounds. I always appreciate seeing where the things I've done end up but I was particularly impressed with this.The Magic of Vectors (600 watchers, thank you!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Its 1.6m x 1.1m in size!
I wanted to share it cause I know some people look down on vector tracing, some people complain about me (and other vector artists) posting massive images and some wonder why we share source files too.
This picture is why. So somepony somewhere can have a massive poster full of Twilight Sparkles for their birthday.
And I've just hit 600 watchers thank you very much for all the support!
Giveaway is DONE! ^^The giveaway is done and the two copies have been given!Giveaway is DONE! ^^10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is a first come, first serve.
It was on sale but I got the 3 pack one because it was suppose to be a present for my friend buuut he already has the game!
And I did not even know.
....Now I have two copies of the game with no idea what to do so I decided to give it away for free!
There is no contest, just comment down below that you want it and I'll PM you about sending a copy. You must have Steam in your computer in order to play the game though.
That's all and I hope some of you will the copies home QuQ
Copy 1: [Success! Already Gone!]
Copy 2: [Success!]
Cute test thingy♥Appearance♥Cute test thingy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
[ ] + You have blue/green eyes.
[ ] + You blush a lot. (Irl? Nope <XD)
[/] + You giggle. (I chuckle huehuehue eVe)
[ X ] + You're quiet.
[ X ] + You say random silly things.
[ X ] + You have a 'baby face.' (FFFFFFFFFF-)
[ ] + You wear a more "down to earth" style of clothing.
[ X ] + You don't wear halter tops or anything too 'showy'. (Nope!)
[ X ] + You're under 5 feet 6 inches tall.
TOTAL SO FAR: 5 1/2
[ X ] + You're a virgin.
[ ] + Just thinking of sexual things makes you blush. (eVe)
[ ] + Your idea of a date is really romantic. (My idea for a date it an anime convention! XD)
[ X ] + You sleep with a stuffed animal. (F*ck. I didn't see anything e.e)
[ X ] + You like to cuddle.
[ ] + You've never played the Nervous game.
[ X ] + You don't even know what the nervous game is. (What is it? <:3)
TOTAL SO FAR: 9 1/2
[ ] =
Who is Dr. Strange?Who is Dr. Strange?9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Who is Dr. Strange?
Dr Stange colored by DM-P18
For several months the world has been asking the question ‘Who is Doctor Strange?’
The faces of Ethan Hawke, Johnny Depp, Jon Hamm, Joaquin Phoenix, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto have been click bait for a thousand sites waiting for news of the star of the next Marvel movie franchise. According to Mike Fleming over at Deadline it now looks like Marvel have finally landed their perfect
Great and Powerful Cutie MarkA friend and I somehow ended up discussing OC's and then one of us mentioned how some OC's have strange cutie marks and other's have literal cutie marks and then one of us mentioned pixelkitties and how her OC has a literal cutie mark and then one of us drew a ugly little comic-thing and then one of us considered making a not-trash looking version of this in the future maybe and then one of us made run-on sentences.Great and Powerful Cutie Mark2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SOPA 2013I am getting many SOPA 2013 submitted journals, however, it is still a rule that this group will not accept personal journals. So I created this journal to inform you all about SOPA 2013.SOPA 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
This will make you a felon and be sent to jail for copyright because you uploaded copyright material on to YouTube or any other social media.
♦ So to make this simple, you will be a felon for:
› Making fanart
› Covering a song
› Writing fanfiction
› Let's Plays
› A song playing in the background in a video
And from what am hearing, SOPA is not just for US citizens, but anyone who has internet access.
Here is a petition to stop SOPA: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/stop-sopa-2013/LMzMVrQF
♦ This petition needs to reach it's goal by September 21, 2013 to stop SOPA
Learn more about SOPA
Welcome to the League of Legends Art Collab!And I'm am your humbled host, aftertaster7!Welcome to the League of Legends Art Collab!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: It is UP!
~The group will let you submit your entry to the Monthly Event folder then move it to the Featured folder. That is optional, however.
I have always wanted to start one of these art collabs! But I never knew what the theme should be, Until now! So Imma take this chance to thank the group's generous staff for giving me the opportunity! Again.
This is the League of Legends 2013 Art Collab! For those of you who don't know what an art collab is, I refer you to these amazing past examples:
Too many Pinkie Pies alt endingToo many Pinkie Pies alt ending3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hah! In your face Capcom!"I see the characters and their move sets as chess pieces - they are essential items necessary in the game and we would never sell any of those individually."Hah! In your face Capcom!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken series producer.
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
How to get FREE ARTOk, so the title is a little sensationalistic, but I was afraid "How to Make Your Collaborative Project Succeed" was a kind of boring title.How to get FREE ART7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A few times a month I get an email that sounds something like this:
"Hello, I'm [NAME] and I'm working on the super awesome RPG/SHOOTER/MMO! I saw your art on deviantart and was wondering if you want to make art for our game. I can't pay you, but you will get royalties when the game is successful."
I always immediately refuse. I feel bad because I know this person really believes in their project, but needs help. A lot of people have good ideas but they just can't do it themselves, nor do they have the money to pay for professional services and that's completely understandable. But I've seen way too many of these projects fail, and I can't afford to invest so much time and effort in a someone else's project when I know people are going to lose interest and the project will fall apart.
COMMISSIONSHello, i will be accepting commissions.COMMISSIONS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
COMMISSION TYPES of sscindyss
Adventure Time Style
Fullbody Color : USD 20 (Max 2 characters)
Portrait/bust : USD 25 per head
Half : USD 35 per head
Full : USD 45 per head
Portrait/bust : USD 40 per head
Prince Gumball by sscindyss Feathers by sscindyss
Half : USD 60 per head
Cecilia Mendez by sscindyss
Full : USD 85 per head
I am pretty flexible with my style, so feel free to look around my gallery to see if any suits your taste. : )
If you are interested, please just note me if you want to commission me.
DA Name :
Commission type :
FAQI've been meaning to do this for a long time, and boy howdy is it long!!! It's organized into a few different categories. I'll update as needed. This may be repetitive to some, illuminating to others, and completely boring and useless to others still.FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy New Year!
Animation Job FAQ
Q: How can I get a job in animation?
The absolute best thing you can do to get into animation as a career is to go to art school. Not only will you learn how to draw and how to SEE, you will meet people, students and teachers alike, who will give you new perspectives and will likely be the sources of your future jobs. (My first job came from one of my teachers.)
There are several schools that have fantastic animation programs that cover all facets of the atr form. Schools like the one I attended, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, will teach you animation (2D and 3D,) character design, storyboarding, bac
O-O (Updated with a picture)Story time!O-O (Updated with a picture)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alllllllrighty everyone! Time for a story! But first a story to preface the story.
Many moons ago, whilst browsing the blog section of a website I was a journalist for, I had stumbled upon an entree from a internet acquaintance regarding his copy of Halo 4, and how Amazon (or competing company--I don't remember who he had bought it through) had yet to deliver it to him. One or two weeks after the initial launch of the game, he was understandably quite frustrated with the company. Where was his copy? Why hadn't they delivered it yet? Why was Master Chief left to float around the galaxy in the butt piece of Forward Unto Dawn? These answers and more were left dangling in a passing breeze due to the lack of coordination of one company. Being a Halo connoisseur myself, I understood his pain. I am a pretty big fan of the series (I somehow even managed to get an unprovoked happy birthday from Halo's multiplayer announcer o
Friday Feature: Issue 042A Collection of -Friday Feature: Issue 0422 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Ice Desert by mizarek
XX by eulalievarenne
Lost in clouds by iLoran
an ordinary sadness by BlauBeerKuchen
. .. . .. . . . .. .. . . by Frozen-photo
:iconmaliusorbit: :iconsoals91: :iconbrandtcampbell: :iconisaay:
:iconaltingfest: :iconlioncourt7: :iconjonniedee: :iconhgonzag:
:iconmar-jus: :iconwurstgulasch: :iconmizarek: :iconeulalievarenne:
:iconiloran: :iconblaubeerkuchen: :icona1d3z: :iconfrozen-photo:
Nintendo E3 Plans, tumblr, and My MistakesNintendo's E3 at Best BuyNintendo E3 Plans, tumblr, and My Mistakes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you all are probably aware by now, Nintendo won't have a press conference at E3. But just because they're not up on stage doesn't mean they won't be stealing the show. At select Best Buy's around North America you'll be able to demo many of the games Nintendo will be showcasing at E3. Since E3 is only available to the press, this is a huge deal, effectively giving YOU access to play games being unveiled at E3.
The kiosks will only be accessible between 4-8pm on Wednesday June 12th and 1-5pm on Friday June 14th. To find out which Best Buy's are participating, please use this http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Games-Promotions/Nintendo+Experience/pcmcat303600050002.c?idcmcat303600050002&DCMP=rdr107939
How many of you are gonna be checking this out?
Recently over on tumblr a series of fights broke out over me. I haven't personally seen what happened (only been told), but from what I can gather someone took screen caps of my journal titled "obje
Tomb Raider Reborn Semi-FinalistsIn the Tomb Raider Reborn contest, we challenged you to bring the new Lara Croft to life, based on the trailer and asset pack. We saw amazing renditions of this fierce survivor, showcasing Lara's inherent resourcefulness and intuition. The competition was stiff, but our judges narrowed it down to the top 25. These will now be sent to Square Enix's Senior Art Director Brian Horton to choose the final three Winners. Congratulations to the top 25 Semi-Finalists below!Tomb Raider Reborn Semi-Finalists2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
A Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Wireless Controller
3-Month Premium Membership
2,000 deviantART Points
Read Contest ArticleRead Official Rules
Art Blocked? The Anatomy of Art BlockA brief edition, 7 years later, as this article is still receiving attention.Art Blocked? The Anatomy of Art Block8 years ago in Art Features More Like This
AS a webcomic artist who has now produced over 1,000 pages of work with no hesitation, I should amend this article with the following summary:
Art-block is caused by a lack of creative purpose. Purpose is the best means by which a vacillating artist might finally become motivated again. Whether it's as simple as the need to capture a beautiful image, like a sunset with a loved one, or as dire as the need to communicate an imperative revelation before death, this purpose is the key to allowing the feeling of importance, which will allow artists to undertake as great a task as making art.
Avoid irrelevant information.
Understand your own desires.
Feel no shame.
We all get art-blocked at one point. "I don't want to draw" or "I don't feel like drawing this..."
By understanding what art-block is, we can take steps to avoid it in the future, and pos