Great Advice to Artists (from all walks of life) Great Advice to Artists (from all walks of life)Great Advice to Artists (from all walks of life)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I couldn't stand having that 'cover' hanging in my front page for another day! So I bring you something completely opposite to what's bad in the arts/creative entertainment industry - something good and positive! Professional advice to be more precise but this guy named Joe Madureira (some of you will instantly recognise his art style in Marvel comics) knows what he's talking about, and he's one of the many hundreds of professional/commercial comic illustrators out there who are in the same boat. But what I like about Joe is that he's been very successful in his career, and after years of observation and feedback from aspiring artists he has decided to share some advice.
"But Elson, this is pretty much the same as any other professional artist who give the same kind of adv
THE ENDAuditions | Premise | Judges and Rules | Prizes | FAQ | ChatTHE END8 months ago in Personal More Like This
FILE READY. RUNNING THE END.EXE...
1st Place: :iconsarahthecat:
2nd Place: :iconllamadoodle:
Semi Finalists: :icondragol: & :iconichikowindgryphon:
Sanctum OCT is now hereby closed. Thank you all who helped make this tournament possible; if it wasnt for ALL of our competitors, this entire tournament wouldn't have
Taking the Day Off!Holla we want pre-nup we want pre-nup yeaTaking the Day Off!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Why deviantART Will Never Be Perfect"This isn't worthy of a Daily Deviation!" "This user should be banned!" "OMG, moderators please remove this news article!!" "deviantART is going downhill... "Why deviantART Will Never Be Perfect4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I can't even begin to count the times I have heard a complaint regarding deviantART. Gallery changes, changes to the overall layout, the introduction of llamas, a new moderator, a Daily Deviation, a new senior member... you name it, I've seen people complaining about it. No wait, not complaining but BITCHING.
Calling people names, making threats, rallying up friends/fans - it seems people would do anything to get their point across and have their say. And, sadly, in most cases these kinds of complaints turn into personal vendettas. All of a sudden EVERYTHING deviantART does is bad. EVERY SINGLE THING.
They don't cater to you specifically? They never asked what is your stance on llamas? They never even wanted to know what you thought of that oh-so-famous deviant green? NO?
Well in all honesty, let's be realistic here. W
We need to have a talk. Frankly this has been a long time coming. So much literal s@#% I've tried to have just be water under the bridge. And with how everything has come crashing down gradually, it's about time I stopped being such a coward and actually speak my mind. There's gonna be a lot of talk about "me" here so if you think it's some "pride hype" bulls@#%, feel free to screw off. But if you're wondering why I won't do something or other, I'm gonna point you to this either way. If you're a commissioner, a person looking to get art from me, or just wondering who the heck I am, then this is probably relevant to you.We need to have a talk.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So who am I then? Admittedly I haven't really cared about that question. Seemed far more noble to have yourself defined by the people whose lives you've touched in one way or another. And that's great and all... but that means you have other people decide FOR you who you become. I was so scared about defining that myself, so I tried appealing
H.O.W. - HEARTS OF LOVE contestH.O.W. - HEARTS OF LOVE contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
HEARTS OF LOVE CONTEST
Organized by :iconFallenangelgm:
Judges: :iconFallenAngelGM: & :iconHaganenochibisan:
What is it about?
A fanart contest with the characters of our manga project HEART OF WILDFIRE with the main theme of LOVE, ROMANCE & PASSION. ANYONE CAN JOIN!
1st prize: 150$ USD
2nd prize: 75$ USD
3rd prize: 24-Month Premium Subscription
4th prize: 12-Month Premium Subscription
5th prize: 1500 points
A 3-Month Premium will be given to 10 entries as HONORABLE MENTIONS
NUMBER OF ENTRIES ALLOWED: NO LIMIT
DEADLINE: APRIL 15TH 2012, 08:00am (GMT -5H00) (it's been extended)
1) Join/watch the group :iconHeart-of-Wildfire:, you’ll have to if you want to upload your art and have updates about the contest.
2) Draw/make an art using either one, a few, or all of these following characters in a love-themed picture:
Official Pokemon type distribution statisticsFor all you fakemon artists out there looking to balance your fakedexs to gamefreaks' model.Official Pokemon type distribution statistics3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Total #: 721/769 (I = 151)(II = 100)(III = 135)(IV = 107)(V = 156)(VI = 73)(MG = 48)
Lines #: 364/410 (I = 78 )(II = 51 )(III = 73 )(IV = 44 )(V = 81 )(VI = 37)(MG = 46)
1 stage: 113 = 31.0% (I = 11)(II = 18)(III = 28)(IV = 19)(V = 26)(VI = 11)
2 stage: 159 = 43.6% (I = 36)(II = 25)(III = 26)(IV = 18)(V = 36)(VI = 18)
3 Stage: 081 = 22.2% (I = 25)(II = 09)(III = 14)(IV = 06)(V = 19)(VI = 08)
Split : 011 = 03.0% (I = 05)(II = 00)(III = 05)(IV = 01)(V = 00)(VI = 00)
Mega : 048 = 11.7% (I = 15)(II = 06)(III = 20)(IV = 05)(V = 01)(VI = 01)
Rock - 055/058 = 07.3% (I = 11)(II = 07)(III = 12)(IV = 07)(V = 10)(VI = 08)(MG = 03)
Normal - 097/101 = 13.2% (I = 22)(II = 15)(III = 18)(IV = 17)(V = 17)(VI = 08)(MG = 04)
Bug - 069/073 = 09.4% (I = 12)(II = 10)(III = 14)(IV = 09)(V = 18)(VI = 03)(MG = 04)
Grass - 087/090 = 12.1% (I = 14)(II = 1
Free Art Raffle from me! OvO [WINNERS]EDITEDIT : The Randomizer kept double-ing the numbers on the list but here it is! :Free Art Raffle from me! OvO [WINNERS]9 months ago in Personal More Like This
1st Place : Roger13770
2nd Place : Thoughtful-Stargazer
3rd Place : Izie--Chan
Runner ups : SAMSXCS, BrittishKitsune, Fixlly!
EDIT : Wait for the Randomizer.org. >7<
So . . . . you guys want free art, huh? :iconmingplz:
Well This is my first raffle. Here's how it goes. >v<
1st Place : Coloured Knee-Length Drawing
2nd Place : Coloured Waist-Length Drawing
3rd Place : Coloured Portrait Drawing
3 Runner ups : Young ver
Qiloh Dex (FINISHED!!!!) 018: Disgoon by ReallyDarkandWindie 019: Hebirash by ReallyDarkandWindie 023: Quetzuff by ReallyDarkandWindie 024: Fethetz by ReallyDarkandWindie 025: Fragras by ReallyDarkandWindie 026: Aromunk by ReallyDarkandWindie 027: Vauveau by ReallyDarkandWindie 028: Veaula by ReallyDarkandWindie 029: Skweek by ReallyDarkandWindie 030: Ikarode by ReallyDarkandWindie 031: Livolt by ReallyDarkandWindie 032: Evyl by ReallyDarkandWindie 033: Vylent by ReallyDarkandWindie 034: Maroden by ReallyDarkandWindie 035: Seltzea by ReallyDarkandWindie 036: Bananug by ReallyDarkandWindie 037: Slugana by ReallyDarkandWindie 038: Dandeseed by ReallyDarkandWindie 039: Fluffelion by ReallyDarkandWindie 040: Buddee by ReallyDarkandWindie 041: Buddelf by ReallyDarkandWindie 042: Buddurf by ReallyDarkandWindieQiloh Dex (FINISHED!!!!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
inspirationso over the past few weeks (i've actually gotten this question a lot over the years...) i've had several people ask me how i get inspired and where i get my ideas from and want suggestions for how to get ideas.inspiration10 months ago in Personal More Like This
the truth is, i don't know. lol it isn't a written science, it isn't the same for everyone. i'm pretty sure there is something just slightly off in my brain which allows me to be very creative and see the world through an immature and childish way, which allows me to reduce reality down to cute design and concepts.
BUT the good news is i have three main rules that might help some of you.
1st rule - take a break
2nd rule - research
3rd rule - do art for yourself
so first up we have "take a break". this is fairly straight forward. just get away from trying to produce art and concepts. whether that means giving it all up for a week or something or just maybe going back to some old designs or concepts. but try to focus on stuff other that producing art. this will allow
500 points Giveaway!!Hello everyoneeee!! How are you doing?? Omg it's been a few months since I last wrote a journal I've been swamped by university between final exams and reports to hand in! I was supposed to be done with it all by today but alas I still have a few reports overdue that I have to hand in tomorrow... I am completely stressed out!500 points Giveaway!!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
But not all of it was bad in this first month of the year...! On January 1st the incredibly sweet Gwendolyn12 gave me my 4th Daily Deviation on the piece that I hold the closest to my heart:
. . . I will wait for you . . .
:iconcryforeverplz: :iconcryforeverplz: :iconcryforeverplz: :iconcryforeverplz: I seriously had no words to describe just HOW MUCH BLISS it brought to my tiny heart ;___; I made this piece well over a year ago and I still think it's the best one in my gallery. People tell me my pieces can convey feelings to them but this is the only piece in my gallery that can actually make ME cry..
So you wanna be a Graphic novel artist?So... you want to be a comic artist?So you wanna be a Graphic novel artist?7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
heres a handy but totally disorganised load of information on the subject
possibly the most useful guide in existance
and its FULL of links...
some of them are quite old and may not exist anymore but there are so many i cannot be bothered sorting them out
*dn't awww at me you should know how lazy I am*
Panelling and Planning
-Drawing : Panels, shading, angles, techniques, and so forth:
1) Plan your comic out carefully first- just do a few scribbles on what is happening in your comic (are they talking? Any action?)
2) If you're not "good" at drawing people/animals/whatever, get a book on anatomy, watch anime/read manga to get a fair idea on what things should look like- PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.
3) Camera angles: watch tv/movies/read manga to see how the camera is featured: Is it close-up? Birds eye view? Front on?
-Drawing : Panels, shading, angels, techniques, and so forth
Time and Pacing
The smaller the gutter, the shorter amount of time is taken up
Quien es el Miembro Senior?Hola a todos!Quien es el Miembro Senior?9 months ago in Personal More Like This
El tema de esta semana es: Miembros Senior o Seniority!. Este es un de los temas de los que menos se conoce en deviantART y yo pense que sería importante para todos saber quienes son los Miembros Senior, a que se dedican y como se puede ser un Senior .
¿Quien es el Miembro Senior?
Tambien es llamado usuario Senior y es aquel que tiene el simbolo de la medalla al lado de su nombre. Considerado como el mayor rango de usuario, se trata de un reconocimiento especial que se le otorga a aquellas personas destacadas en la comunidad, aquellas personas que han ayudado a otras personas a integrarse en el sitio mediante Proyectos, Concursos, actividades especiales, recursos, prestando ayuda y asistencia a quienes lo necesitan, promoviendo trabajos de otros artistas, etc. Si eres una de esas personas que ha ayudado mucho a la comunidad entonces te invito a seguir leyendo para saber como
DashCon - How not to do a conventionIt seems like every week there’s a new convention going on, and this was no different. DashCon (purportedly the largest gathering of tumblr uses to date), was happening this weekend and... well... it fell apart in many gloriously horrible ways.DashCon - How not to do a convention11 months ago in Personal More Like This
First there were accusations of scamming, as the convention owners crowd-sourced $17,000 to secure the venue (which should’ve been done MONTHS in advance). All attempts to contact the hotel have resulted in the hotel saying there was no need to raise that money and that they never received any of it.
Then there were the cancelations. The Welcome to Nightvale people were flown in, but then told they weren’t going to be paid till AFTER they performed for everyone (which is already suspicious) and also told they weren’t getting reimberesed for the hotel, flight, food, etc. So sadly WTNV had to cancel at the last minute, resulting in the convention owners refunding patrons with “an extra hour in the ball pit.” The
Still Life Stills Features: Making OfI absolutely adore food photography but rarely do I find the time to take photos of ingredients or of the making process so seeing such photos makes a wonderful change.Still Life Stills Features: Making Of2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Banana chocolate chip cookies by Nattyw
Advice on becoming a better artistI get asked by a lot of younger artists (and moms and grandmothers) for advice on getting better and becoming a professional comic artist. Hopefully this will help. Ask me more questions if I'm not clear enough and I'll try to post more about what I think makes a good artist and how to become a professional in the comic industry.Advice on becoming a better artist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you're not already aware, I'm a self-taught artist with little to no schooling on the subject. I thought I knew how to draw when I was a kid and I thought that drawing from shapes and building your characters out of forms was stupid. I don't know what the proper term for this is so I'm going to refer to it as construction drawing or under drawing throughout this post. My parents had purchased me some how to draw books, I also went to art class, and both of these tried to get me to use construction drawing techniques. Unfortunately I didn't understand the value of it and thus rejected it. I didn't need to build a tiger out of blocks, circles,
Twitter Plug, Korra, NSYAC and Pirate UpdatesSDCC is finally here and as a result there’s probably gonna be a lot of amazing news dropped over this weekend. As such I just wanted to get some preliminary things out of the way before the bombs drop and obscure everything else.Twitter Plug, Korra, NSYAC and Pirate Updates10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have a twitter. I’ve actually managed to keep up with it at a fairly reasonable pace, I think. Primarily I’m using it now to comment on things that are too small to make it into my main journals, but too important to pass up. Most of the times it’s just me musing about stuff. You can see the twitter feed above my journal on my DA frontpage (I always list the last 5 posts there), or you can follow me here: https://twitter.com/ADobsonComics
Korra is all digital now
I don’t know why Nickelodeon decided to do this, but they’ve yanked Legend of Korra off the air and are going to be broadcasting the remaining episodes of Season 3 and all of Season 4 on their online streaming service
Growing Around Voice ActingOkay, we are now at the stage where we need voice actors to move on even further. We only need five of them: one for Robert, Linda, Timmy, Sally, and Kathy. However, you need more than just a fitting voice for each of them, you need to prove that you can voice a wide range of emotions, particularly: happy, sad, angry/annoyed, embarrassed, and surprised. So, what lines do I want you to read?Growing Around Voice Acting10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sally: [annoyed] UGH! Come on! Best 17 out of 33!?
Sally: [matter-of-factly] I could have gotten hurt. [teasing] You know what that means don't you? You left your rollerskate lying around and that means you gotta sniff it now!
Sally: [happy] You're such a killjoy! Come on, it tastes delicious!
Sally: [sad] I-I... skinned my knee!
Sally: [embarrased] I never said that! How could you even think something like that about me!? I mean... seriously!?
Timmy: [Whiny] Come on guys, tell me! Are R
Fun with CopyrightSo, where is the Brian's a Bad Father video gonna be? It's gonna be on YouTube. Along with all of my other FOX reviews because I'm going to fight this shit. So, I've began uploading my FOX reviews, starting with that Allen Gregory review, and now two Family Guy reviews (Fresh Heir, and Seahorse Seashell Party). But isn't it like three strikes and you're out? Yeah. And the reason that I uploaded two Family Guy reviews is that for some bizarre reason my Fresh Heir review slipped past the computer. But the other two videos are under dispute. I don't know what's gonna happen to them. I can only tell you what I know.Fun with Copyright8 months ago in Personal More Like This
The process goes like this. If your video gets matched with copyright ID, the company that did it has an opportunity to track it, gain ad revenue from it (which Hasbro does), or block it; either in one region (UMG, and it's usually Germany for some reason because I don't know), or worldwide (FOX). From there you can dispute it. They say that knowingly submitting false disputes
yo, pumpkin head!yo, pumpkin head!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's that time of year again, so here are a couple Halloween re-postings courtesy of :iconBard71: and the Bomango gang to get you into the spirit of things. There's a boatload of new content ahead, but unfortunately that list didn't include fresh Halloween stuff this year (to my sincere lasting regret -.-). Just the same, please enjoy these classic clips, which will remind you to...
1) Pick a costume that grabs folks' attention:
2) Never underestimate the power of ghostly Hams:
3) And finally, don't mess with the stash:
be safe out there
Skullgirls Story Mode getting FULLY-VOICED!Lab Zero has just announced that all the story modes for every playable character will be fully-voiced in an upcoming Skullgirls DLC/update (Called 'Skullgirls: 2nd Encore')! This includes unplayable NPCs that have any kind of dialogue scenes. ^^Skullgirls Story Mode getting FULLY-VOICED!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
We don't know much else about the update yet, but Lab Zero says they will make an announcement soon with all the details.
I can't wait hear Black Dahlia, Annie, and Aeon... :,)
Who are you guys excited for???
EDIT: Also, don't forget to download Beowulf permanently while he's still free!
Cooling Down TimeI’ve been in a BAD mood this past weekend. My tolerance level for apologists and ignorant statements is at an all time low. None of this was helped by the shitty TMNT movie becoming THE biggest blockbuster of the summer, beating out Guardians of the Galaxy and already spawning a sequel (possibly a trilogy). Got disillusioned when witnessing an industry professional I really respect fall into the DC vs Marvel fanboyism mindset and say some rather unprofessional things. Just finished having a REALLY stupid fight over women’s rights. And getting really sick and tired of people saying I don’t have a right to be upset over the new TMNT movie without giving money to see it myself, despite that being the whole basis of my previous journal which I elaborated on ad nauseam.Cooling Down Time10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Bottom line guys... I need a break from the internet. I don’t know what that’s gonna mean for NSYAC, or SYAC. Maybe there will be new comics, but probably not this week. I’ll probably stil
That time of year again!I can't believe it's been a whole year since I've updated my journal! Sorry for being so out of touch. As usual, my lame excuse is that I'm busy - but for a not-lame reason, at least. If you haven't already heard, I'm directing my first feature film. Its an animated comedy based on the myth of Medusa. We're in the early phases of development at Sony Pictures Animation, and I'm in a daily state of shock and gratitude for the opportunity.That time of year again!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
But that's not why I'm posting!
Ironically, and embarrassingly, the very last journal I posted - a whole year ago - was to announce the same thing. My pals at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, CA are holding their annual fundraiser on Oct. 25 from 4-7 and I'd like to extend an invitation to all my DA friends!
And just like last year, I'll be there to chat and sign stuff. So bring your MLP or Powerpuff goodies that are in need of a name scribbled on them! You can purchase tickets
Opinions on RecolorsWe've all seen these things right? The classic recolor of a Forest Green Zonic the hedgehog with neon purple stripes, traced over an image of Sonic.......or a Hetalia France with flaming pink hair, scars on his face and rainbow eyes?Opinions on Recolors7 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you have seen anything like this, you have experienced the joys of the Common Recolor. Many people have expressed their disgust in the Common recolor and how it isn't true art. I have a slightly different approach to the Common Recolor.
A recolor to me is that beginner step to art. Everyone remembers in Kindergarten when the teacher used to have you trace over things with the crayons, staying inside the bold lines? And you'd color the Puppy, kitten, or popular super hero some outrageous color? That's where we all got our first taste of Recoloring.
As you get older, one assumes that you will naturally evolve from the recoloring stage to drawing your own art and thinking of artistic creations for yourself. T