Characters I Love: SupergirlCharacters I Love: Supergirl1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Jenn from Dangerous Ladies @ DA
I had been thinking about doing something like this for a while. Outlining why I enjoy certain characters and who better to start out with than my favorite superheroine, Supergirl.
I feel slightly bad that I can't recall when I first learned of Supergirl's existence. After much thinking (and head pounding) my best guess is it was with the Superman: The Animated Series episode Little Girl Lost. Now before I was a Supergirl fan I was (still am but as I say, Kara is easier on the eyes lol) a Superman fan. I know people call him boring, a boy scout, but Superman is the archetype superhero. Personally, I like the idea of an absolute good guy hero so Supes always will be one of my favorite heroes. So as a much younger Mad Man (minus my pen though) I watched STAS and fed my growing love of the DCAU. Then we get to Little Girl Lost and I meet Supergirl.
Art Feature: Wonder WomanBreathe Truth by HarseikWonder Woman~~ by bountyDBZPOW-POW! by cheeks-74Wonder Woman by manojartWonder woman by sakimichanArt Feature: Wonder Woman2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wonder Woman by Shannon-LongThe goddess came by kit-kit-kitAmazon Princess by kit-kit-kitQueen of the Amazons by kit-kit-kitWonder Woman 1 Pencils by ArtofLaurieBwonder woman..this was inevitable by nebezialthat time wonderwoman went on a killling spree by nebezialthis is how they show love! by nebezialholy crap its captain wonderwoman by nebezialjust wondering...splurt....bwahahahahahahahahah by nebezialCommission:Wonder Woman by doubleleafIt's F-ing On Now. by DaaakotaWonder Woman by ProtokittyCommunity: Wonder Shirley by ph00Wonder Woman by ProtokittyWonder Woman Redesign by msciutoWonder Woman by HanieMohdWONDER WOMAN by CHUBETODC Trinity No More by Ace-ContinuadoWonder Woman Sunset by ProtokittyWonder Woman Costume by ProtokittyWomen of Wonder Day 2011 Color by ProtokittyWonder Woman in armor by Reverie-drawinglyLasso Lass by Anamated
FEATURE - TUTORIALSFEATURE - TUTORIALS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
They are very good tutorials, help a great deal for those who want to learn new techniques, especially how to paint details in Photomanipulations.
Skin Color Swatches by DeviantNep empire city process by TylerEdlinArt
Devious Journal Entryso..um...yeah...Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
um... more coghhgfjgj........kay...had to pick up my jaw... as i said more cosplay. this time from
she doesnt post her cosplaying here but does on imgur....which was quite a challenge for interwebz dumb me to link XD
also you can find her gallery here
anyways... here is a crazy dedicated marion cosplay, both amazing from visual cues, to the attention to details of binding used in the comic....so yeah... i was floored....and of course beautiful framing, composition , and use of a camera..which i cant use to save my own life... i will be perfectly honest. nothing shows love fore the creation like a cosplay to me...it takes personal initiative, effort and courage...and i am very much grateful.
i'll have to figure out some sort of a gift for my fan community.. prolly s
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-15-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-15-155 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 15, 2015
:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondamphyr: damphyr
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
— William Arthur Ward
To Boldly Go
The cast of Star Trek Beyond have come together to bring the ultimate fan experience — a chance to appear in the upcoming film. The Star Trek: To Boldly Go campaign benefits the cast’s choice of nine global causes and beginning today, you can visit omaze.com/Star
Our First and Frontline HeroesShareOur First and Frontline Heroes1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
October 5 is World Teachers’ Day
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
— Albert Einstein
promotes international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to strengthen universal respect for justice, the rule of law, human rights and the fundamental freedoms proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.
UNESCO sponsors literacy, technical and teacher-training programs, promotes the independence of media and freedom of the press and develops regional and cultural history projects. They have scheduled events around the world on October 5 to honor and celebrate the work teachers do on the front lines, in harm’s way, to secure peace and cooperation, day after day after day.
Drawing lessonsAnytime someone asks me for resources and lessons on drawing well I always tell them to learn the fundamentals and draw from real life. Few people take me at my word and go looking for that.Drawing lessons3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well Dan Norton, :icondingo107: , the guy who brought us the new Thundercats gave us DA users an AWESOME chance to look at how the fundamentals work using DA's Muro App (which I gotta say is brilliant).
So take a look at this and you'll get a great jumping off point on how to draw well and draw properly.
Another drawing lesson and another resourceDan Norton :icondingo107: continues his series of Muro based drawing lessons.Another drawing lesson and another resource3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This one is on drawing in perspective and drawing props/environments within a box. It's pretty slick.
Also :iconradsechrist: has a blog that is all about teaching the fundamentals of figure drawing and composition for telling a story.
that blog can be found here. http://radhowto.blogspot.com/
arachne behind the scenesWatch this video to see the making of "Arachne"arachne behind the scenes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I started this project months in advance of the shoot. I knew creating 200ish skulls would be long and arduous so I allotted myself 6 months from day 1 to the final images. To make the skulls, I simply used a skull cake making mold but baked paper mache instead of cake. I basically had my oven going for 2 months straight, making around 3 skulls per day. I have to give a big thank you to my mom for letting me take her oven hostage and fuming our house with burning paper smell (:
Here are some of the completed skulls. I'm spray painting them cream since some of the skulls caramelized in the oven. When you bake skulls everyday, it starts to become a habit and sometimes I forgot and left them in the oven for half a day :
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE...." I haven't reached the point where I think I'm good at this. that's the drive. i know that its in me to be really good at it. and i think i've come close a few times, but i don't usually look at things i've completed and feel content. Which that means the next thing you start, you go in with that attitude that 'this time, I'm gonna get it right.' it doesnt mean you hate everything you do, but i'm never content. And maybe i never will be but i secretly know that that's what makes you grow." - Jamie HewlettTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mini Horror Reviews - Shaun of the Dead (2004)Mini Horror Reviews - Shaun of the Dead (2004)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In this Issue
Shaun of the Dead
Shaun Hastings of the Dead by lanimalu
It's October and the sacred 31 days of Halloween are upon us-time to get your gore on! The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween candy has been out since Labor Day. So while you’re waiting in the Starbucks line for an overpriced double pumpkin spice whatever, pass the time with this year’s scary movies reviews!
Save Money on WigsWigs are fantastic for bringing a character to life, but they can be very pricey. Here are a few tips to make the most of your wig budget.Save Money on Wigs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Buy during con. Shopping in the convention dealer's room saves on shipping and also allows you to look at wigs up close before you buy.
2. Follow/subscribe. Some wig companies offer sales at random times that they announce through newsletters and social media.
3. Enter contests. Some wig companies offer giveaways or contest prizes that include gift certificates or even a whole wig. That being said, please show some self-awareness and don't be THAT person who is always bugging people to vote for them.
4. Share with friends. If money is tight, borrowing or trading wigs with friends can be a great alternative to b
Colorists: Having Difficulty Finding A Skintone?This happens to me all the time.Colorists: Having Difficulty Finding A Skintone?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm starting out an image, and for the life of me, I just cannot determine what color I should use for the skintone. I wish I had a crystal ball that would show me thirty minutes into the future so I can see just how a character will look after applying all the necessary shading, anatomical detailing, and highlights based upon the base color I use. A lot of times, it'll appear too faint, too desaturated, or on the flip side, way too bold and gleaming like a bronzed deity caked in a thick lathering of walrus grease.
Which is delicious, by the way.
FORTUNATELY! The folks at The Humanae Tumblr seemed to have a crystal ball of their own. Not so much one that shows the final product of my work, but one that certainly told them of my many incredibly frustrating endeavors into spending a good chunk of time shading a character's skin only to realize the base tone was absolute g
Some thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.I commission art a lot. I've commissioned from many different artists all over the world. And after several years here are a few on my own personal thoughts on commissionsSome thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. List you prices.
- Whether its flat rates or by the hour, artists that commissions should list their rates. Most the time the old saying "If you have to ask, it probably costs to much." really comes into play here. I'm so much more likely to commission someone where I can gauge my budget. I myself am a single income family of five. That means I have a budget. A budget means I shop around. So that means when I am comparing artists if I know what I can spend with one and not the other, I'm more likely to go with the one I know I can budget.
2. List your customers.
- It is so much easier for a person to know where they stand when you have them listed.
2½. Update your customers.
- Most artists have an idea how long something is going to take. Now it's understandable that the idea isn't always acc
Inspiration: youtube artists (part 1)Dear, deviantart fellow artistsInspiration: youtube artists (part 1)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hi - so I'm starting new series of journals with useful resources - mainly because I'm running out of topics to write about and I just like some diversity. (I'll continue to post general art/motivational journals too every now and then)
Here are some of my favorite youtube artists, that inspire me and I hope that these resources might be helpful for you too.
'Level up!' is an idea of two Polish artists - Wojtek Fus ( WojciechFus ) and Darek Zabrocki ( daRoz ), who want to teach and learn from each other. Level Up has expanded a host team by amazing Jonas De Ro (JonasDeRo ) There are weekly, 2 to 3-hours long livestreams with critiques, overpaintings and Q&A's. It's so wonderful to watch them paint and talks about important tips on art and life as an artists. Also check out their
FREE 1 Hour Tutorial on Painting in Sketchbook ProFREE 1 Hour Tutorial on Painting in Sketchbook Pro3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone! Check out this free 1 hour tutorial on how Bobby Chiu painted the cover of the new release of Sketchbook Pro 6!
Dear Nintendo,I'm a little late to 25th anniversary party, but I have shown my appreciation by rendering each and every shield that I could find official artwork of. Thanks for the quarter century of memories!Dear Nintendo,4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
OOT Deku Shield by BLUEamnesiacOOT Hylian Shield by BLUEamnesiacOOT Mirror Shield by BLUEamnesiacOOT:SC II Mirror Shield by BLUEamnesiac
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
MM Hero's Shield by BLUEamnesiacMM Mirror Shield by BLUEamnesiac
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages/Seasons
ALTTP Shield by BLUEamnesiac
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
WW Hero's Shield by BLUEamnesiacWW Mirror Shield by BLUEamnesiac
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
10 beneficial things artists should ask themselvesHere's 10 important questions to ask yourself. Read them constantly as a checklist to make sure your are heading in the right direction and using your artistic potential.10 beneficial things artists should ask themselves5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. What motivates you to create art? Write down your answer and think about how you can use this very important information.
2. What kinds of information have you been putting on the internet? The internet is the new resume. If I can find dumb pics or comments from you then other people can too...
3. Does your art express something interesting? Great art means something to its viewers, not just its creator.
4. Does failure push you forward? How you deal with failure will determine how skillfull you will become.
5. Do you enjoy arguing or flaming people's work? If you are the type of person to hate on others, it will come back to you. Especially with the internet and all the social networking.
6. Do you try out new methods/materials/subjects that might be unconfortable at first? Success is inevitable if you always choo
chronicles of hateso...i woke up to a most unusual email today. my friend and writer on aphrodite9, matt hawkins asked me if i could give a shout out to this book, chronicles of hate as it was massively slipping under everyone's radar.chronicles of hate1 year ago in Personal More Like This
it was most unusual for him to ask that, and usually i am shit at even promoting my own stuff... if it wasn't for my fans and readers...whoo boy XD
so i stood baffled as to how do i even do this... and then i looked at the files he had sent me...
f&/k it! i know exactly how to go about this!
if you want to have an ultimate tool of ever mastering the art of painting values, whether you like comics or not, this is your friggin book!
not kidding! this dude, Adrian Smith, wipes the floor with my value skills and composition skills XD
brilliant designworks, graphic novel is not of the wordy variety as he allows the art to tell the story, and genres and stories being very personal taste based i can't tell you whether or not it will be your c
A More In Depth Example Of Art InfringementWhile he majority of responses to last week's issue with my uncredited Vampi art being claimed by another party were supportive, there were those that did not fully understand what the problem was or why it needed to be addressed.A More In Depth Example Of Art Infringement4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are links to a pretty egregious example of not crediting the original (and true) creator of the art,
and a follow up posting by someone who worked in the Rights and Infringements department at DC Comics.
Very interesting reading.....
SEOUL SESSIONS 5th (And Last) Episode is here!!!From Creative Control TV: "The final installment of Creative Control TV's video diary series " SEOUL SESSIONS," following Animation Producer/ Director/ Illustrator LeSean Thomas (Black Dynamite: The Animated Series/ The Boondocks) through the streets of Seoul, South Korea as well as it's top animation studios. LeSean invites you on a tour through top animation studio, MOI ANIMATION (Young Justice, The Boondocks, Avatar The Last Airbender, WB DTVS and more) as he gives a collective run down of the stages of his personal project along with some sneak peaks of the final process. Thanks for following us on this journey and hope it was fun watching it as it sure was fun for us making it!"SEOUL SESSIONS 5th (And Last) Episode is here!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks so much for peeking into my creative expat musings thus far. It's been real and best of luck to you all on your own projects! See you soon!
[Tutorial] Getting Started With IrayIntroduction[Tutorial] Getting Started With Iray9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the tutorial on YouTube.
Here is a .pdf version.
This is for those of you who are looking at the interface going, "Now what?" This covers how to convert existing shaders and how to set up lighting for your render.
This is a text version that, while different from what I'm saying in the video word by word, contains the same information.
To use this you need DAZ Studio 4.8 Pro or later.
Part 1: The Environment and Camera Settings
Before we get started, we need to check the environment, camera and render settings.
The Render Settings tab has an Editor and an Advanced section. Advanced is where you check or uncheck your CPU and graphics cards. I render with just my cards most of the time, and if you have good cards with lots of CUDA
'Ask Ibuki' 2So i'm feeling like i want to do this: Give me some questions you'd like to ask Ibuki?'Ask Ibuki' 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not obligued to take any of them, but i just want to gauge the interest.
If it sounds cool, press the "love" button that no one seems to use.
If i get enough support, I'll try to do a nice one.
If you don';t know what I'm talking about, look here:
Sucker Punch Behind The ScenesSucker Punch Behind The Scenes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Although I would love it if you watched the video, it shows no where near as much work as was put into this shoot. Some of this is embarrassing but I love reading about people's mistakes and how they overcame them. So here are mine.
I bought the costume last November, thinking I would be able to shoot the next week, edit easy peasy and be done in a month. Right.
I booked the first model several times over the course of 3 months but she flaked every time. I'm actually quite happy, as Laura turned out to be PERFECT, easy going, and an overall better model. Laura was kind enough to shoot with me twice, as I was hesitant about the poses I picked out. We kept some, threw out others and added new ones for the second time around.
For the WWI shot, I first tried to make the Notre Dame ruins by hand or find realistic models used for game tables. Turns out no one buys them anymore and thus I had no luck finding one. I att