I'M BACK!Or not.
Purging this account was more exhilarating than I expected. Mainly because it reminds me of how badly I played and broke the game known as deviantART. Really though.
Let's look at the interesting fact that I've been on the front page more times than I can count on my hands and toes and I've received 3 daily deviations as well as seniority. All for the price of being a major dick who picks just the opportune moments to pretend to have a heart [which I don't, by the way. Not for a crowd of posers looking to reap the benefits of being a follower].
Admittedly, you're all not like that--in fact a good many of you are great people trying to improve yourselves as artists. But then there are those morons who do nothing but follow. Followers who enjoy sitting there and vacantly hoping someone notices you. They won't. Unless you're amazing beyond comprehension--but most of you aren't. Sorry, it's true. I have had countless people noting me and asking me to advertise for them or they'll s
What! Whats Avatar Day you say?Avatar Day was established back in July 2007. It's a day for all of the Avatar the last airbender fans can come together and enjoy this phenomenal show and look foreword to what comes next. And with the legend of korra season 1 over, we can now enjoy a whole new chapter of the Avatar universe.What! Whats Avatar Day you say?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Starting this Monday, July 9th, Nicktoons will be showing a special called Korra: Making of a Legend. This special, which will air every weeknight at 9pm (until July 20th), will include reruns of all 12 episodes from the first season of The Legend of Korra in a "creators' cut" format, with commentary from Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, offering "insight into the creation of the stunning imagery, mythology and storyline" of the series. And we will be uploading videos from YouTube day by day for people who do not have Nicktoons.
With San Diego Comic Con just a few days away, there is going to be a bunch of New Avatar and Korra things going on at that time. For one, The legend of Korra
I can FINALLY tell you guys about DreamworksI've been waiting for 'THE CALL' before telling any information xDI can FINALLY tell you guys about Dreamworks2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basically, my family in America know Jeffrey Katzenburg very well (For those who dont know him, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Katzenberg)
and they forwarded my work to Dreamworks, who were impressed and forwarded my work to the outreach program (which basically helps people with potential to be DW animators and offers school advice and stuff like that. (info on outreach programme: http://careers.dreamworksanimation.com/outreach.php
so I didn't tell you guys much until I got the phone call from the outreach program, which was a few mins ago.
So NOW I am supposedly meeting up with the person in charge of the London side of this program to discuss further.
and it all started with that Broken trailer ^^
I have been reluctant to say all this because I hate making myself seem all...important xD Because I'm not! But there you go my lovelies. thats the Dreamworks news.
If someone steals your artReport deviationIf someone steals your art7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Carry on with your life.
G R E E N FeatureI love greenG R E E N Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Traveller by Healzo
greenalize by tjasa junij by tjasa Just a bit of light by Inside-my-ART Looking Back by Oer-Wout
drops 05 by Syrjusz somewhere in the garden XVI by JoannaRzeznikowska Green by ClefairyKid never apart by jostef In Your Arms by WojciechDziadosz ant politics by mj-magic
Shower of Light by LarsVanDeGoor Pine Needles Of The Spring by Nitrok Green Light by Nitrok Valley of Bystrica river by WojciechDziadosz Colorful Rainy Day. ... by light-from-Emirates bright light by PatrickRuegheimer Forest Magic by r3novatio Meraih keinginan by fitrido
All gone by huhahohi White flower IV by sa-cool Liliput M e by popoks sunbathing by Megson
Story Making, Tips and Advice. (tl;dr) Part. 2This journal is dedicated to helping those who have trouble with making characters and stories that go with it. Or probably some advice to those who could be blinded by the grip of having a Mary-Sue/Gary-Stu character that isn't all that interesting as you think it is. Through out this journal I will create bullet points on how to make and interesting story/history.Story Making, Tips and Advice. (tl;dr) Part. 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Disclaimer:: What ever advice or tips that I give isn't telling you HOW this SHOULD be. There are other methods you can go about this, this isn't he only way at all, merely things I've learned from my own mistakes as well as what I've learned in my classes
So you want you character to have an original story, huh? Or you want to find a way to bring whatever concept you have in your head to life, right? Or maybe you don't have a story at all and just a character that floats in space forever doing jackshit. Stories are what MAKES the character who they are, they are what makes the character much more interesti
Exposure, Getting Better, & Having the ChopsEXPOSURE & GETTING BETTER AT WHAT YOU DOExposure, Getting Better, & Having the Chops2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm only going off of my own personal experiences talking about these few things. (And I'm not specifically talking about ONLY dA here.) So take it with as many grains of salt as you can.
I've recently been asked questions like "How do I get people to see my work?", "Why am I not receiving commission inquiries?", "Why isn't anyone following my work?", "What can I do to get better?". Often, and I answered it before, the answer is as simple as this:
Create, as in, DRAW. PAINT. RENDER. SCULPT. You have to do develop a tolerance (or the obvious definition: LOVE) for creating if you want exposure and to get better. You have to LOVE the drawing or illustration that you HATE how it came out in the end. You have to ask yourself after every piece, what could I have done to do that differently. And you have to do this frequently.
Some folks come on the scene, post once or twice a week, and expect an audience to flock yo
happy 8 year anniversary everyoneOn February 21, 2005. Avatar: The Last Airbender aired on nickelodeon. And so it began. All of this. Happy 8 year anniversary everyone. We are so old. Tell us what you remember feeling about watching the first episode of Avatar.happy 8 year anniversary everyone1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Mini Emoticons Part Three: OriginalsUNDER MAJOR CONSTRUCTION. ...will be added to within the week.Mini Emoticons Part Three: Originals4 years ago in Personal More Like This
~Of course, I'm working on this right now.
~I had it done before... then the power went out, so I have to do it all again.
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Soundtrack for LoK -Released July 16!After years and years of waiting, we'll finally see an actual, real live Avatar soundtrack from the Track Team?Soundtrack for LoK -Released July 16!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Apparently so. The Legend of Korra: Original Music From Book One is listed on Amazon, with the release date and option to preorder.
Be still our beating fan hearts. It isn't an A:TLA soundtrack (which of course we still want) but it's a good first step.
From Bryan's tumblr:
Mike and I are excited, elated, proud, relieved, and a bunch of other emotions to *FINALLY* announce the release of a soundtrack of Jeremy Zuckerman’s score from Book 1 of The Legend of Korra. I can’t begin to summarize the 9-year struggle we have endured to get any sort of a soundtr
Why I Draw Women OftenI recently got a message, and I will slightly reword it so as not to cause profane friction, nor will I state who it came from, but it read like this: "Why is everything you post regarding a woman? I think it's very sexist when the only thing you can draw are breasts and buttocks like it's the only thing in the world."Why I Draw Women Often1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so by now, if you haven't been watching me for a good minute, you know that I really like to draw women, and I like portraying the female form, usually and often in a tasteful manner. I could hypothetically end that question there and just answer "I wasn't aware everything in my gallery was a woman or had breasts and a butt" and then post a picture or two of Rai Rivet... But I'm not going to do that. I'm going to explain my stance on drawing the female form and my adoration for it.
Disclaimer: None of these viewpoin
Unbelieveable!Look:Unbelieveable!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
© art by Stanislaw Zoladz
And this IS watercolor painting. 100% watercolor. Kthnxbye.
I've been a lot in traditional art society, and just... I spotted this artwork. No, at the first it was a photograph for me. For really long time I wasn't interested to take a look deeper at that common photograph until I got bothered by loads of people to take a peek on it.
That really knocked me out from chair, is not the fact it's 100% painting but it's watercolor. I've seen 100% photo looking a like acrylics, oils and really mixed medium ways of paintings but... watercolor alone? And that's from simple watercolor "squares" palette.
I'm not really fan of photo-realistic paintings, I do love real life paintings with very artistic touch and with it's own original style... but for this one I have lots of "wow" for this artist to master watercolor on insane level of skill by using simple techni
Dear Nick fans, join Operation: G.N.A.R.L.Y.EDIT: Polished up the description with some additions and added things we can do.Dear Nick fans, join Operation: G.N.A.R.L.Y.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Do you know why Nickelodeon cancels shows show often or just stops airing them? Do you know why the ratings for all of their shows have been so abysmal lately?
No, it's not because their current shows are "horrible" (they're really not that bad, actually). The real problem can be broken up into two halves...
The first half of the problem is us.
At some point in the past few years, most people developed an anti-Nickelodeon mentality and stopped watching the network. This mostly due to the company's poor business decisions and their recent shows apparently not tickling most people's fancy. The business part I can't defend, but the shows from recent years have not been as bad as people say. There's truly a lot of effort put into each one, but because of past mistakes, people have become too stubborn to give them anymore chances. Because
Racial Activism and MeHey hey hey! Rob here with another "something-to-get-off-of-his-chest"!Racial Activism and Me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time and again, I'm approached by some of my audience asking "Rob, why don't you ever draw black people?" First off, they may have not even looked into my gallery for those people of color or what have you, because they're there, sure enough.
The long answer is:
Well... what gets me is that when they find out I'm black, they expect that I should hold some sort of allegiance to "my race" or "make a change" as a "popular" black artist who can, figuratively speaking, "put blacks on the map".
There's nothing wrong with that, of course, and there's nothing wrong with people whose main goal is doing that. It's their lives, they're free to believe in whatever they want to.
But to hold me to a certain level where people think I'm obligated to draw my race more often than others because of the "history", I don't agree with. I'm an African-American born in the 80s. I was not born during the times of t
REEEEEERHELLO FRIENDSREEEEEER1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I just want to share what my ever so loving dumb of a boyfriend got me for valentines this year
He surprised me with this in my valentines day package ;;;;;; and i just AUGH
IT JUST MADE MY DAY OKAY laughs more like made my liFE
I fucking love you baby
He also got me an adorable tepig plush with yellow flowers, a cheesy card, bunch of doodles, and MONEY FOR A MUNCHKIN (inside joke)
I myself sent him a plush, doodles, a custom valentines day card, his favorite candy, and other tiny things but ;v; it doesn't compare to his gift. It's just the best thing ever and I will wear this necklace for forever
he has the other half too ;v; wah wah wah WAH
LOVE YOU S
Azula ordering pizza and ContestYou guys need to listen to this. Enjoy. http://www.vocaltwit.com/4559Azula ordering pizza and Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And also, the end of the contest is coming up. "In a mouth and a half" And we have some great contest entries so far. Keep them up. If you have any questions about the contest, ask me. :iconzolofft1215: http://legend-of-korra.deviantart.com/gallery/39398004
Character Making, Tips and Advice. (tl;dr) Part. 1I'm sitting here trying to put off work eating a chicken burger and staring at my computer with no physical intent to be productive, though mentally I feel like I can finish everything in one day.Character Making, Tips and Advice. (tl;dr) Part. 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
In all reality this has all been wondering through my head for the past couple of weeks and after seeing other people take a hand at giving advice to people, maybe I can shed my own tips and words into this complicated fortune.
This journal is dedicated to helping those who have trouble with making characters and stories that go with it. Or probably some advice to those who could be blinded by the grip of having a Mary-Sue/Gary-Stu character that isn't all that interesting as you think it is. Through out this journal I will create bullet points on how to make and interesting character.
I will make a part 2 journal about making stories and give a tiny lesson on 'The Hero's Journey'.
Disclaimer:: What ever advice or tips that I give isn't telling you HOW this SHOULD be. There are other
FAQI should have done this a long time ago:FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What program do you use?
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Corel Painter 11
What kind of tablet do you use?
Wacom Intuos 4
Where did you learn to draw?
I was using cheat codes from the very start - both my parents are artists + my mum was organizing weekend drawing courses in our very house. You can pretty much say I spent my whole childhood in an art school.
When I was in high school I was attending course preparing for exams into the faculty of architecture. This is the course: www.labirynt.pl
During the first and second year at the university we had some drawing/painting/sculpting lessons but they kinda sucked. Besides they were worth only 1/10th of the ECTS points you could get from pretty much any other subject so nobody gave a shit.
Will you make any tutorials?
Probably not. I don't feel competent enough.
Artworks from when I was just a childWhat is up! I was tidying up a room the other day and came across a box of my old drawings, I really did draw a lot back then. So when looking through them I decided it might be a good idea to take photos of them and show the public. I am sure it may make you feel better about your art after seeing mine! Honestly speaking this is just around 2% of all the artworks I found and I ain't exaggerating... thats what happens when you are an only child. EnjoyArtworks from when I was just a child2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Samurai Pizza Cats was so good man!
Ninja turtles with a thousand teeth.
An anniversary gift for my parents, with irrelevant drawings.
Guess what movie this is.
I like the little sentence at the top "You said you will
tradegive a picture forto me.
My dad drew the Ultraman on the left, I drew the monster.
Mario fan art, im thinking prob Mario Land 3?
Robocop! I still dont get why my dad allowed me to watch Robocop, I watched it recently and thought it was quite violent...
Anpanman and gang bullying the e
Did u knowWhen you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest, so you 'squeeze' for freshness or softness? Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie.Did u know1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Monday = Blue,
Tuesday = Green,
Thursday = Red
Friday = White
Saturday = Yellow.
So if today was Thursday, you would want red twist tie; not white which is Fridays (almost a week old)! The colors go alphabetically by color Blue- Green - Red - White - Yellow, Monday through Saturday. Very easy to remember. I thought this was interesting. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers DO have different twist ties, and even the ones with the plastic clips have different colors. You learn something new everyday! Enjoy fresh bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping.
It's almost -time- for spring.It's almost -time- for spring.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's time by lieveheersbeestje
Pink flavour by EliseEnchanted Magic ... by aoao2
.:: Wallpaper Present ::. by Whimsical-Dreams Time to go by Leafbreeze7
Winter Time by PrincessInTheShit The Reaper by faintsmile28
Cups by Pamba Day Twenty-six - Time by Lady-Tori Time Stands Still by Healzo Stealing Time II by rachelxbraun
Going through changes by jostef Winter by alina0 after 9am by impatienss P a n i c by popoks Time goes by by EliseEnchanted It's too late by lieveheersbeestje losing so much time by Picturs-Of-Me time shows... by addy-ack A Question Of Time by Healzo I Want You Back... by nairafee Time has come by EliseEnchanted 163 by nairafee Place Cards by popoks polka dot by michellis13 S e p t e m b e r time by Tawara753
It's official!PivotalWolf and I live together now!It's official!3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
We arrived in Florida yesterday night after a very long and exhausting 18 hour drive from Texas #-#
NEVER AGAIN....but it was necessary cause flying my cat was going to be really expensive+scary cause i worried for ebony's health.
BUT YA I'm really happy to finally be here! Florida's really nice but i wish there was a way to turn off the humidity lmao.
Settling in now and just wanted to quickly update DA/FA since I've been a bit slow due to the moving process.
Hope everyone is doing well!
62 BLEACH Questions62 BLEACH Questions meme62 BLEACH Questions2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Blerg...I hate Mondays. I'm so uber pissed with my dad (so does my mom), and I can't wait for the week to pass over because I am so not looking forward to this weekend in which I'll be away out of town running errands on my dad's behalf *grumbles*
Anyway came across this list of questions on tumblr http://itsbleach.tumblr.com/post/15781386434 and thought I'd 'participate' just to cool off or rather preoccupy my rage, and kill time. I notice a few repetitive questions like favourite & least favourite arcs twice so I decided to fill in the double with something else and also added a few additional questions *shrug*
1: Favourite male character: Grimmjow Jaegerjaques AND Kurosaki Ichigo (it's a tie, I love them both equally although I admittedly favor Grimmjow more TT^TT)
2: Favourite female character: Shihōin Yoruichi
3: Least favourite male character: Kaname Tōsen
4: Least favourite female character: Inoue Orihime / M
Freelance Tips, etc.My DA page is quieter than most of the other places where I post, so sometimes I forget to do anything besides update DOTU. Sorry! I do have some new artwork that I'm just waiting for the "all clear" to post.Freelance Tips, etc.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Meanwhile, I put together a list of "20 Freelance Tips from an Art Director's Perspective." You can read the original post at my blog. Or you can keep reading here:
I'm not the best artist or art director since sliced bread (who, by the way, was so successful he was practically rolling in dough), but I have been lucky enough to have worked on both ends of the art director/illustrator spectrum. For four years, I was an art director to illustrators, sculptors, retouchers, and graphic designers for a large corporation. For the past three months or so, I've been a dedicated freelancer.
I learned more about ho
Not a very happy birthdayFirst of all thanks everyone who wished me a happy birthday, I really do read everyone's messages but won't be able to reply all of them but I do feel the love! Thanks once again But before we get too happy I would like to once again bring everyone's mood down to a depressing level. I wasn't sure if I should write this in the first place because it really is a sad day and whether the general public should know about this is really questionable, I mean it is supposed to be a family matter and I don't usually put my personal life publicly online unless its funny (Trust me the Ry you see online may not exactly be the Ry in real life, I could be a 50 years old bald man in his Pikachu undies you never know.) But then again I thought if I don't write this online then I won't be very honest with myself, its not like I should hide my feelings just because I don't want the public to feel sad for me. And I do know that I try to be entertaining and funny in most of my journal entries because huNot a very happy birthday2 years ago in Personal More Like This