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 art3 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
FAQ What does "yuumei" mean?FAQ7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yuumei (幽冥 or 幽明) means light and darkness, strange and deep, hades, and semidarkness. Not to be confused with yuumei (有名) which means famous... (In my defense, I picked this name when I was 12 and didn't realize it also meant famous...)
What projects are you working on right now?
A complete list of all past, present, and future projects can be found here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/journal/Current-and-Future-Projects-286619795
Why didn't you reply to my comment/note?
I'm terribly sorry but due to the enormous amount of notes and comments I receive, it's simply impossible to read and reply to most of them. I tried to reply to all the notes but it eventually just got to be too much and took time away from drawing. If you have very important news to tell me (such as reports of art theft, requests to help none-profit organization, or business offers, etc) please e-mail me at email@example.com
Art Contest [Closed, Please wait for results]EDIT: The contest is now closed! I won't be accepting entry submissions anymore. Stay tuned for the results until next week; I'm sorry in advance if I would take a little longer than expected because I will a be a little busy with school the whole week. Thank you to everyone who participated and good luck !!Art Contest [Closed, Please wait for results]8 months ago in Personal More Like This
CONTEST TIME WWWw // to celebrate my success and also me and FishGlobe's special day (the deadline) <33
So I've been planning this for a while and I've already accumulated the prize money too so let's get this on >:'D
Must be your original work. Bases are not allowed, but you can use pose references. Each contestant can submit up to 3 entries maximum.
Once you have finished with your entry, make sure to submit it to your gallery and tag me, Nii-hon, and this journal on your deviation's description.
Comment your entries here so I can add it to the entries folder: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/541308286/386578
Copyright and the reason why we are hereIt seems that there is a terrible misconception going round DeviantART and I decided to share my opinion on that matter. The hype about Copyright And Copyright Infringement on DeviantART took on a extensive scale within the last years. A lot of people overreact when someone allegedly has committed "art theft". Maybe that's one of the reasons why many people get more and more wary on the matter. It's sufficiently known what is falling under Copyright Infringement. This article makes clear what is not.Copyright and the reason why we are here5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Not long ago I published a poll out of curiosity asking the people how many deviations from other artists they have you stored on their computers. The big majority merely keeps a very small number of pictures. So far there is nothing wrong with that but a considerable number of people commented that they feel not to be entitled to "own" a copy of someones work unless the download option i
Black and WhiteSimple. Grungy. Georgous. Black and White...Black and White3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dark Side by the-night-bird010 by koko-stock
Old Torn Book by AshenSorrowdisco drove the pain away by kanonlivTexture 241 by Sirius-sdz
Broken Glass Texture by H9StockStock Texture - grey grunge by rockgemSilver Bells by PaulineMoss
frosty texture by marlene-stockTexture by templep2k2Texture 01 by FireflyResources
Grunge Frame Texture by AustriaAngloAlliance:thumb302466102:Texture. by xexplosionx
Some of mine...
W. Disney Texture Stock by redwolf518stockTextures of the Graveyard 1 by redwolf518stockTextures of the Graveyard 3 by redwolf518stock
Dark Stock for the Dark Artists
And :iconone-stop-stock: for all of the best stock!
Some of my newer art from :iconredwolf518:
Magic Impressions VII by redwolf518Magic Impressions V by redwolf518Magic Impressions II by redwolf518
Check out my Tumblr page for some nice black and white cemetery photography
from me as well as others. http://re
Devious Journal EntryABOUT USING MY PHOTOSDevious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of people send me message to get permission to use my photos for something. Pity, I dont have enough time to answer everyone, so I want to write this entry with all possible answers.
First of all, my art is free to use for any UNPROFITABLE works. I took photos for free, I put a lot of efforts in my work, and I dont want other people use it for self-profit. If you want use photos to made profit, you NEED contact me first and get my written permission.
Before I saw people who sold things on ebay using my photos or even sold my photos. What can I say? I dont want to see it again. I am a lawyer and I am tired to see such a shameless behavior.
Also I hope that everyone will write names of cosplayer and me, and put links on us. As you can see I dont write copyrights on my photos, I dont want them destroy composition and feel of photos. But it doesnt mean that photos dont have any owner >_>
I am always very happy when people using my photos as art re
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction3 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
Blender 2.7x XPS Tools 1.1Upgrade for the XPS Blender addon.Blender 2.7x XPS Tools 1.11 year ago in Personal More Like This
Improved performance.Improved compatibility with XPS/XNALara Mesh Versions.Mod Protection. When exporting a Mesh you have the option to protect the mesh (only applies to binary meshes). When you try to import a protected mesh the addon will show a message in the blender console indicating that the mesh is protected. And will not import the model.
Better Blender internal Materials. Import and you have a model that looks just like in XPS! (well... almost). Don't know how to reproduce the XPS reflections, and the micro bumps masks. If you can enlighten me, please do so.Hide Bone Buttons. 3 new buttons: Unused hiddes all the bones witch names start with unused. Vertex Group hiddes bone chais that do not belong a vertex group that influences the mesh. Show All Shows all hidden bones.(hidden bones are just moved to the layer 2 of the armature, so make s
PMDe Skirt plugin.1Heres a video!-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIEXYohZHcM Its easy to use, just really fussy!PMDe Skirt plugin.13 years ago in Personal More Like This
What #'s should I do!?
here is a basic idea of what everything does, here is a guide for PMD/Plug-in comparison.
PHYSICS: THEY MOVE OH GOODNESS ME.
Mass: How heavy or light something is!
Resi: The higher the number, the more bouncy it becomes! IT will bouncy away from other physics bodies. (I would say 5 is a great bouncy ball!)
Fric: I would say this is how slick something is, like friction, the higher the number, the more it sticks to things.
JOINTS: THEY CONNECT THINGS WOO, like chains!
Move: Like springs! The physics bodies will move away from each other! (I think this looks bad on skirts if its above .5 Looks like a stretching sock.)
Rote: Tells how far it can rotate! the higher it is, the more it moves!
Sp Move/Rot. these work pretty good at higher numbers, like 50-500. I guess???
Here are some darn numbers!
Specification of rules: rules of usage explained!Hi Everyone!Specification of rules: rules of usage explained!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Under each of my deviations, you are able to read the following line: „Feel free to use my work for whatever you like, wherever you like.“ And as apt as that is, some people are still confused about what to make of that exactly, and they have a point. So at this stage I'd like to give everyone in doubt the opportunity to learn what my rules say explicitly.
What you may create with my textures:
When I say „feel free to use my textures in any way you want“, the operative word is „use“. Meaning you must not re-upload my textures and claim them as your own work. If you use them, incorporate them into your own artwork in any way you like. As long as your result will look any different from my texture, you're safe to go. There is a grey zone however, that is making stock from my stock, being explained in the next paragraph.
Making stock from my textures:
Generally, I allow
Art and Music ContestArt and Music are endless sources of inspiration, so let's have fun playing with them!Art and Music Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Choose an inspiring theme, then select a song and 3 artworks that go with your theme
Our judges will then select the best Entry and Finalists.
7 years Premium Membership (or 16,000 points)
1 Month GetWatchers VIP +30,000 Views
Theme Featured on the biggest dA group GetWatchers Homepage
12 Month Premium Membership
1 Month GetWatchers VIP + 15,000 Views
6 Month Premium Membership
1 Month GetWatchers VIP + 7,500 Views
Note: Third Place winner will be randomly selected among participants who have added this journal to their favourites.
*Entrants must be at least 13 years old to participate. Residents of any country are eligible and any dA users can participate. Contest end 11:59:59 PM (Los Angeles, CA, time) on Jan. 31, 2014*
Spring Trade event!That's right, if you missed the last one in November, Now is your chance to enter again! <3 the theme will be spring, so try to have a spring theme.Spring Trade event!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
No base makers, because those are not original.
No copying designs, that's just not cool.
No whining if you don't get the one you love.
Don't hate on others.
Here's what you can do:
Use bases ((mspaint bases, etc))
The start date is 2/20/13
The end date is 3/25/13
This gives you a month to do it! Yes, everyone will get an adopt. even if we get an odd number, ill pitch in and give you one.
If you have any questions, Feel free to ask! Also, Mention down in the comments if you are going to enter, i will edit the journal if you are and post a link when you are done.
But if you do have a question, DON'T ASK HERE! Send me a note! Alright, i look forward to seeing your entries <3
ALSO, i forgot the species! It can be anything, But not a made up animal/human. I apologize, but the person may not like your design of a ch
PE: Procrastination and Creativity Procrastination and CreativityPE: Procrastination and Creativity3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
What mood is that?
You are well-aware of the importance of this project, in fact you can't wait to get to it! Too bad you promised your friends to go for a drink, and then there's that movie. Also, your productivity is at its strongest at Midnight, first Tuesday after the Full Moon, starting earlier would be a waste of time. Make sure you are well-rested! After all, is there a better way to prepare yourself for a productive tomorrow than an enjoyable today?
Your diagnosis: Procrastination positive.
"Someday is not a day of the week."
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!3 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
Contest!! :DI will give 5-10 points to the lucky winner, a drawing, and a MMD Model! (Optional)Contest!! :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How do I enter this contest?
Just add this journal to your favorites, and add me to your watch!
(My watchers can just add this journal to your fave c: )
(Comment if you added this to your journal, then watched me c: )
What do I do after I fave this journal? (and comment)
You will wait for my response, with your number and just wait for the result c:
How will you pick the winner?
I will go to random.org and it will generate a random number that will be the winning prize.
PLEASE ENTER MY CONTEST!!
DEADLINE : DECEMBER 2!!
Thank you and enjoy your day~
EDITED : NOVEMBER 5, 2012
Sioraiocht Spring ContestSioraiocht Spring Contest3 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
CONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days UNDERWATER LIFECONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days3 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
Cosplay FAQCOSPLAY FAQ!Cosplay FAQ5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Most of the time, I find FAQ to be a little bit pretentious, but I've finally decided to make one simply because, I get one of these questions at least once a week, and while I love giving you all the individual help that I can, those of you who have asked these questions and received answers know they tend to be suuuuper long winded (I have a hard time explaining any other way), and I just don't always have time to answer in as much detail as I like. So here I can make sure I give all the basic info I can think of, but you are more than welcome to note me or comment with any further questions!
First, this one is really more for my sake, but has been asked a few times: Can I make a replication of your (whatever character) cosplay?
Let me first say that I don't feel knowledge belongs to any one person. I am more than happy to explain in detail to you how I have done absolutely everything on any of my cosplays. From makeup to a
How to feel good about your ArtWe've all had those moments as an artist where we just can't seem to like what we're doing, where nothing seems sufficient and everybody else seems to draw so much better than ourselves.There's a few simple things you can do to avoid feeling like that or that you can remind yourself of should you already be right in the middle of this mess.How to feel good about your Art4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Draw for yourself, not an audience!
The first and probably most important point, especially for any artist on here who in one way or the other seeks feedback and recognition from their fellow deviants. You should never forget that your art is after all YOUR art, so it should be a means to express yourself, relax yourself, be proud of yourself etc and not anyone else. Never let yourself be pressured to do anything you don't want simply because your watchers might demand it or do anything for the sole purpose of getting more attention. It might make you happy in the beginning but loosing track
Need references?Although drawing and painting "from life" is way much more effective and efficient than drawing from photos (I'll be writting a separate journal about this soon, no worries), you simply can't have a person to model for you every time you want to create something. And there are situations when you don't exactly know how to place that bloody hand or if the foot is drawn correctly. Similiar issues can happen with architecture, perspective... with everything you draw. Then, when you look for help, you may stumble upon Stock gallery and you find awesome things. Remember about crediting the used stock directly!Need references?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
POSES AND ANATOMY
Victorian house by skipsstockCarennac 02 - Old house by HermitCrabStockold house WV by Irie-StockOld House by VacantHaze
House 005 by Lelanie-StockStock - House in the Woods by OghamMoonStrange Cone House 5 by FairieGoodMotherHouse by Tintz-stock
Female Blackbird 3311539 by StockProject1Rabbit 01 by 88-Lawstock:thumb11
The Many Ways to SenshiStockThis is a guide on the various ways you can access SenshiStock.The Many Ways to SenshiStock1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Free, over 2000 reference photos, new photos being added regularly
Free web app which also works on mobile, with timed rotation of SenshiStock images, options for tags and timer changes
SenshiStock on Patreon
Ongoing pledges starting at $1/mo - various levels of access to Patron exclusives, monthly ZIPs, and themed downloads
Access to exclusive and advanced download packs with themes - advance download packs typically range from $2-10 and give users access to the images months (frequently years) in advance of a public release in the DA gallery. A new pack is added while an old pack is retired about every 6 weeks. Exclusive packs will not be released
!!!Winners announced!!!UPDATE: WINNERS ARE CHOSEN!!!!Winners announced!!!3 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 foxypix
Icon in any style by me foxypix
Pagedoll by me foxypix
Pagedoll by awesome Elliren
Pagedoll by hsmr
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
Surprise! Let's talk about Feedback Taboos!Hello, everyone!Surprise! Let's talk about Feedback Taboos!3 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.
5 Tips on MagicEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Tips on Magic6 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. How powerful is your magic? While it can be very tempting to have magic that packs the punch of a thousand hydrogen bombs, theres really not much of anything that can stand against something like that. At least not mundane things like farms, towns, and a working civilization. (If they do exist, theyd be very rare and hard-pressed, Id imagine.) Magics power is to be considered carefully, because making magic too strong can really tip your world upside down. Consider the ramifications your magic would have on warfare, commerce, and who rules! If money is power in our world, imagine what magic would be for your fantasy world. Also consider magics impact