Meaty MessageMeaty message-Meaty Message5 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Hey man, I thought perhaps you might be able to shed some light on something;
Where does one start with getting into your world? illustration? Animation? General fine art? I’m 28 and looking at rebooting my life by advancing my favourite lifelong hobby into (hopefully) a better job, but to risk 3 years of my life and upwards of £30k, I don’t want to go in the wrong direction right at the start.
I know you’re USA and I’m UK, but what course did you do? What’s your origin story, and your advice to someone who wants to follow a similar path?
Cheers bro, really appreciate the time you take to read this meaty message.”
First off, sorry for the late reply. I let messages build up and answer when I can. I wonder if you’ve already made some decisions about your direction toward comics and this response is way too late! But regardless, I’ll answer anyway! I’m up in the mid
commission informationstatus: fullcommission information4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Price: 15$ for a character
outfit design: +5$ for a character
Price: 40$ for a character
outfit design: +10$ for a character
Price: 30$* (only one character for a picture)
*complicated headpiece costs extra
please tell me what emotion you would like me to depict!
waist-up or 3/4
Price: 80$ for a character, 2 characters max on one picture
outfit design: +10$ for a character
Price: 120$ for a character, 2 characters max on one picture
outfit design: +15$ for a character
CONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days UNDERWATER LIFECONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please support us by ing this article, thank you!
* Theme of this contest is UNDERWATER LIFE so all what you have to do is create a piece of artwork that shows life under water!
* It can be any kind of art! This is an All Media Contest, so use your imagination! Can be a drawing, painting, animation, photo, sculpture, literature keychain, photomanipulation, 3dart or ANYTHING! Just remember about the theme!
* Keep in mind that using someone elses work in your enty (such as base or parts of photomanip or brushes etc) need to have all proper credit with links or icons in artists comments!
* No strange fetishes, bondage, violence and such of course
* Mature Content for partial nudity or sexual themes is allowed, blood can be but no much violence!
* SUBMITTING your enty:
-MUST be a member of PromoteArt
-MUST show the UNDERWATER LIFE theme somehow in any
Redesign a character contest!If there's something we love about fan art is how artists take artistic liberties and portray characters in their own style and different scenarios we wouldn't see otherwise. Some people will say that fan art is unoriginal, but from experience there's a lot of creativity involved when it comes to depicting your favourite characters in a different light, deviating from the way they were designed by their creators.Redesign a character contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is why, inspired by the Pokedesign Challenge by *CrazyRatty on Tumblr, your friendly neighborhood Fan Art CVs decided to host a fun little contest for you!
How it works:
Pick a character from any fandom you like.
Come up with at least 3 different re-designs for them and put them in a single image.
Upload to deviantART's Fan Art Gallery
FAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)Here's a List of FAQFAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have any suggested questions post below and I'll try to add those that is most requested : )
Basic Digital Painting Questions
Q: What tools do you use
A: I use Photoshop CS 6, and I work on a cintiq 21 UX
Q: What do you recommend for someone who wants to get into digital art?
A: For programs that I've used and would recommend are 1. paint tool sai, it's a very user friendly and it's very affordable! you can also try using Photoshop CS (any version) they are both great software to start with.
Q: can you recommend a tablet?
A: yes, if it's for fun, I think any wacom bamboo tablets will do the trick, if you want to be more serious with this, then I would go with any of the wacom intuos tablets : )
Q: How do you make the skin so soft?
A:it's not really a secret but I use the airbrush in PS CS 6 a lot to blend,
Q: what brushes do you use?
A: My latest brushes can be
Sioraiocht Spring ContestSioraiocht Spring Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconforunth: :iconnewsha-ghasemi: :iconraisloversakura: :iconToiTsuki: :iconrites-of-passage: :iconfeliane: :iconfdasuarez: :iconheartystar: :iconArt-Eater: :iconshehrozeameen:
The deadline for the contest has been pushed back the 16th of July 12pm GMT. This is the last extension. Please plan accordingly.
Hello! After some deliberation I've decided it is time to hold my first contest. It's going to be based on my story and original characters. The theme is spring. You are free to interpret this time in any way you choose.
My story is set in a contemporary Dublin, but in an alternative timeline where magic is possible. Visually, this means the world has been influenced by different historical periods as the supernatural world seems somewhat more archaic than its technolog
Article: Art courtesy 101If you're having trouble getting commissions or finding people to do art for you, and you can't understand why, OR if you seem to be having bad luck with other artists via the results of your requests and paid art, here are a few things you can use to troubleshoot and pinpoint your problem.Article: Art courtesy 1012 years ago in Personal More Like This
TLDR: Scroll down the page. Stop every time you see a Q: and read the question. If it's not something you're seeking help for, go ahead and skip to the next question to avoid reading through a wall of text, trying to squint for keywords.
*******COMMISSION-GIVING HELP: ********
Q: "I'm new to DA and I can't get any commissions."
A: The best way to solve this is to go out into the community. Don't just ninja fave, leave comments and start conversation. The more people you know, the more likely one of them will decide that your art is just to their taste and send you commissions. Also, stock up your gallery as fast as you can. The more art you have on display, the more likely someone is to see somethin
What Is a Chapbook?Publishing WeekWhat Is a Chapbook?2 weeks ago in Literature Features More Like This
I'm so glad you're here. Because, as a poet and chapbook author, I get this question a lot. AND, since chapbooks are an important part of poetry publishing -- both in terms of what we consume as readers and what propels us forward as career poets -- any poet with publishing aspirations should know about them!
The Short Version:
A chapbook, sometimes referred to as a pamphlet, is like a mini collection of poetry. Usually between fifteen to thirty pages (though some folks say anything under 50 pages is a chapbook), these are like little samplers of a poet's work. Usually the chapbooks are pretty cheap, between $6 and $12, which also makes them super fun and easy to collect for readers.
Surprise! Let's talk about Feedback Taboos!Hello, everyone!Surprise! Let's talk about Feedback Taboos!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Surprise, surprise! I'm PizzaPotatoNBacon, and I'm using this tasty article labeled as "Small Surprise #2" to cover an equally surprising topic. A topic so surprising yet so indulging, you'll have no idea why they let an insane person like me write it. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you to "Feedback Taboos"!
"What are these so called 'Feedback Taboos?" you are asking.
Giving Feedback on amazing artworks that don't need improvement
Giving Feedback on an art form you're not familiar with
Giving Feedback on Articles And Tutorials
Why are they considered taboos? Because they may seem 1. too hard to do, 2. too far-fetched, or 3. just outright pointless. Sure, not doing these taboos does not seem like a big deal, but it is. They are all helpful in a whole, yet rarely done, if not done at all. Feedback, as long as it's constructive and helpful, is good, regardless of the submission it was made on.
!!!Winners announced!!!UPDATE: WINNERS ARE CHOSEN!!!!Winners announced!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Finally I've chosen the winners xDD
Aaand here they are:
15 USD via Paypal or 1200 points by me Miitsune
Icon in any style by me Miitsune
Pagedoll by me Miitsune
Pagedoll by awesome Elliren
Pagedoll by Hisamori
Pagedoll by G-Awi
Icon by mokru
Icon by xx-tsuna-xx
Chibi by Moofen
Chibi by Muffin-Doll
Pixel icon by SoulKillur
Pagedoll and icon from Liliire
Digital drawing by Deer-Head
Watch and llama from :devOrzephl
Please Pants Responsibly (Paper Notebooks FTW)Please Pants Responsibly (Paper Notebooks FTW)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are two ways to write a novel. Plotting (you make an outline, a plan, a roadmap if you will, and then you sit down and write it) and pantsing (you write "by the seat of your pants, throwing caution to the wind). So when I get asked if I'm a plotter or a pantser, I'm all like er, uh, hold on, let me? Pantser? I think? But I kind of, um, do planny things?
And it gets kind of awkward because in these inarticulate moments I have managed to confuse everyone including myself. And probably spilled a drink.
In recent discussions, however, I've had a bit of a revelation, silly as it is. I've realized that I -- like many writers -- am a plotter/pantser hybrid. And perhaps what I'm doing is something we could call Pantsing Responsibly. And, maybe, just maybe, I could share some of my responsible pantsing tips with other writers. Starting with paper notebooks.
Anyone can find a notebook. If there isn't alread
TALENT IS EARNEDTalent is EarnedTALENT IS EARNED9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I get it. There are some people out there that do have some extreme capabilities right out of the womb, but this is targeted to those who are average joes, who think they can’t do things that a person with ‘Talent’ can.
Let’s start by defining the word ‘Talent’. According to dictionary.com it states
1. a special natural ability or aptitude: a talent for drawing.
2. a capacity for achievement or success; ability: young men of talent.
3. a talented person: The cast includes many of the theater’s major talents.
4. a group of persons with special ability: an exhibition of water colors by the local talent.
5. Movies and Television. professional actors collectively, especially star performers.
This definition, in my opinion, is misused when said to me. Because to me it implies that what I do, is specially natural to me and
[Contest] Design an outfit - CLOSEDRESULTS here :[Contest] Design an outfit - CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I decided to host my first mini contest ! :3
Design an outfit for my OC Rainbow
Some references of her :
The outfit design has to be 100 % drawn by you, this means you are not allowed to trace or to use a base.
You are not obliged to draw the character, but if you do, it will give you a + .
You can draw the outfit digitally or traditionally.
The outfit needs to be full colored, and you can draw some accessories (they'll give you a +).
Pixel Icon by Use-dA-Resources You can draw two entries max.
Pixel Icon by Use-dA-Resources Please don't claim Rainbow as your own character.
Pixel Icon by Use-dA-Resources Please don't forget to send me a link to your contest entry.
A few info about Rainbow :
Pixel Icon by Use-dA-Resources Rainbow is related to the galaxy/the stars and is an artist. As he
Aqua Tip - scanningHello friends and members!Aqua Tip - scanning2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My name is BASbird and I’m a moderator for :iconwatercolorists:.
As we strive to keep this group a handy resource for water based medium lovers and learners, we have come across some submissions that are wonderful and that we’d love to have in our but the scanning was so poor we had to reject them.
We understand that many are not financially able to have access to a scanner, so this Aqua Tip is about using your camera for scanning an image.
There are several key things that lead to a bad photograph.
-Not enough lighting
-light source being blocked by arm or camera resulting in a “spot” of shadow on a piece
Out of all of these, the crooked shot problem is the easiest to fix. Out of all of them, the spot shadow problem is the hardest to fix.
The Basics to remember:
-Natural sunlight is the best for taking photographs. If you can take your picture during the day, that’s the b
PE: Learning to paint with deviantArtA lot of people want to learn to draw and paint better but they just don't know where to start. You don't need an expensive art course to learn and progress, sometimes the answers are not far away. On DeviantArt, artists not only share their artworks but many of them are willing to share their working secrets, they create tutorials and FAQ journals or simply answer to your notes if you ask them. When you know what you want to improve, searching for a good tip gets even easier.PE: Learning to paint with deviantArt2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Improve your drawings & sketches
Improve your watercolor painting
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
PE: Developing your personal styleDeveloping your personal stylePE: Developing your personal style2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You obviously love to create, you do it often and now the time has come when you realize that this is no fling, this is something you would want to do for the whole life. You can learn a lot about techniques from numerous sources, you can find the right audience on the internet but there is one thing nobody can help you with but yourself - how to gain a specific style of your own?
What is a personal painting style?
- It's an identifiable style that enables the viewer to determine that the artwork was done by you
- In some cases, your style can be viewed as an extension of your personality
How can one develop it?
- Developing your style takes time, time and time once again. Don't have the time? No style for you!
- It's not acquirable in an art class. While it can be helpful to study by an assistance of someone who's m
Improve your writing! Tips and techniquesMy guide to....Improve your writing! Tips and techniques1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Improving your writing by eliminating the bad stuff and stocking up on the goods
Hey, aspiring writers. Is your New Year's resolution to improve your writing? I know you're out there. Whether any of you are reading this is anyone's guess, but I'm being as hopeful as I can. If any of you are looking for improvement, simply skim this journal entry and, hopefully, take away some enlightenment in a small doggy bag.
I've been taking note of writing tutorials and would like to share with you my knowledge in the following categories:
1) Cliches: spotting them, avoiding them, and fixing them
2) Plot development
3) Characters: names, development, and what not to do
5) Being accurate
4) Additional topics
5) Gremmer and spelingg
6) Self and peer editing
Hunting trialsNordic Hunting TrialsHunting trials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the Nordic Hunting trials please visit- :icondarpg-nht:
For more titles visit :iconhuntingdog-registry:
Age limit- 18 months+
Leasing is allowed. Owner of the dog must be a member of TKC.
All breeds within reason allowed.
No previous lineart can be used.
Short story must be included in the description of the entry.
Backgrounds may include stock photos.
Age limit: 1 year 6 months
8xp for each title.
The type of reindeer that will be used is of the domestic smaller type.
Requirements: Dogs can not be too aggressive or having a too high hunting drive which can lead to panicing the herd.
Dogs may be in a team of 3 dogs, each dog is judged individually and if they are herding in a team they are judged on how well they cooperate.
RHT-The first trial is a test to see how well the dog behaves around a herd, if the dog has too much hunting drive and just sets in to try to kill the deers the dog will be disqu
SDK & Bushidou Kennels - Canine Conformation Results are in! Posted at the bottom!SDK & Bushidou Kennels - Canine Conformation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the first time, and certainly not the last, that sister kennels are putting together a show for all to join!
This is a conformation show to have your dogs compete against one another in the ring for the best placings to be added to their show records!
Event End Date:
May 31th, 2013
- No pre-registration
- You may enter as many dogs as you wish
- Any breed may enter, real or fantasy, including mixed breeds (mutts)
- Each dog must have a lead and collar shown
- Entry can be either the dog running around the ring or standing stacked to be judged
- Minimum requirement is fullbody, bg's and handlers are not needed but you may add them if you wish
- No linearts or commissioned lines may be used, this must be 100% your art
- Dogs do not need a ref, but name and gender must be listed in the artists comments for placing purposes
- Each dog may only be entered once
- All judging will be done b
Project Educate: Typography TutorialsTypography TutorialsProject Educate: Typography Tutorials3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I want to highlight some of the Typography Tutorials you can find in Stock & Resources on dA.
Tutorials with a focus on terminology.
Explanations on how to use Typography Tools in various graphic programs.
Artists sharing the way to their final artwork.
These tutorials explain some visual effects that can be applied to achieve a certain effect with your text.
Quick Turorial - Broken Text by mauricioestrella How to make pixel text by vanmall Golden Text with Layer Styles by kuschelirmel-stock :thumb191449494: :thumb10
7 steps for taking better photos-beginner's guideHello and welcome to my little guide on how to make better photos*.7 steps for taking better photos-beginner's guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Photos that are technically correct; with little grain, right exposure, right composition, etc.
So, some of you have probably gotten a new camera during the holidays and it's so shiny and look at all the details, is that a pore on my face, and everything is great, but what are all these numbers and letters on my screen, let's just use auto mode. And then it all begins. The depression. The photos lack something... That sparkle of life, you know. You ask why? Is this the way of god trying to tell me that I have no talents and that I wasted my money?
You just need a bit of guidance, that's all. Here are some tips for beginners and those who might need it.
It's safe now to turn off auto mode.
What are you saying?! These are too complicated to understand, why should I?
You remember that thing that lacks? That thing is - you, your touch. All the numbers seem hard, but
Artists Celebrate Zelda Skyward SwordArtists Celebrate Zelda Skyward Sword3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Skyward sword - links descent by Siga4BDN
Skyward Duo by Lady-of-Link Link : Skyward Sword by Daniel-Link Skyward by Firedblue
Skyward Sword by HeavyMetalHanzo LoZ - Magical Music by Gabbi Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword by Meibatsu Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword by Pokey-Chan -- Link Skyward Sword Chibi -- by Kurama-chan
zeruzeruda by ex-m Zelda Skyward Sword Cloud Gazing by curry23
Legend of Zelda by Noiry Skyward Sword by TaiKova
Artist's toolbox: Watercolor EquipmentArtist's toolbox: Watercolor Equipment2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Watercolor Equipment
Watercolor is a painting technique in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble binder. Usually, the result is transparent and appear luminous because the pigments are laid down in a relatively pure form with a few fillers obscuring the pigment color. This medium was never taken as seriously as "high art" techniques such as oil painting and was rather seen as pale and miniaturist, but it's gradually reclaiming it's place as a vehicle for the most beautiful and unexpected artistic expression. Watercolor can be vibrant and large, very vital, spontaneous and leaning a little on luck. All these aspects make watercolor painting a medium with great potential for new discoveries.
✿ This article will introduce the most ba