5 LevelsI've spoken as guest speaker a number of times over the years (come visit me at SCAD Atlanta in January). While I'm not the best or most patient teacher, I think my strength is my pragmatic and blunt approach to the business side of comics. In order to help the students think of a "5 YEAR PLAN" (more on that in an upcoming post), I'll often break down the different page rate levels of comic book artists as a way to help analyze the playing field of our industry. If there's a ladder to success, what's wrong with defining each rung? I imagine such a breakdown helpful for moving up in most any industry, not just comics.5 Levels3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the 5 LEVELS of comic artists as I see them--NOT based on talent but on page rates, popularity, and the prestige of the titles the artist works on. You might define them differently or have more than just 5, but I find that less-is-more when it comes to people being able to retain information.
.Portrait photography is not about making people look beautiful. Or showing perfect skin. Or sparkling eyes. Or hourglass silhouette. It is about seeing the beauty in them. And showing it to the world. Where there is no beauty in their soul, there is no beauty on their face..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So thank you, Photography, for truly teaching me how to make a difference between good and bad people.
And from now on, I'm taking the photos I want to take. And no one will ever take my passion away from me.
P E R C E P T I O NUntitledby - FriutzP E R C E P T I O N8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I will buy you one!
the ol' joggerby - Gwangelinhael
Tired by - aaroffy
Tiltby - mariomencacci
different perspective by - lightdrafter
Building Relationshipby - Jinnger
Market Street 21by - rgplus
Xmas11by - ggrranpa
The Savage Beauty of Gears of War:icontechgnotic:The Savage Beauty of Gears of War3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WARNING: Interviews subject to "interruptions" due to "disturbances"
beyond the dA video crew’s control.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be an artist working on one of the world’s hottest shooter games inside the HQ of one of the world’s most respected videogame development companies? Ever dream of imagining and creating the alien landscapes and the superheroes and monstrous creatures who inhabit them?
These exclusive interviews only from deviantART at Epic Games HQ with Gears producers Cliff Bleszinski and Rod Fergusson and Gears artists Chris Perna, Wyeth Johnson, Shane Caudle and the rest of the Gears artists gang reveal what it takes to make a team of sorcerers to conjure, capture and render pure mayhem for our videogame rapture. They deliver insight into what their journey was like from when they first realized that art was their only life path and travel
Contest idea? We need your help :)Hello, sweeties!Contest idea? We need your help :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Would you like a photography contest with a big prize in points?
Jeremy (K1ntar) and I have an idea about the subject, but we're curious about your response.
The subject of this contest should be about your most prized possession.
It doesn't have to be something expensive, it can be anything you love and cherish; something that has a great value for you.
What do you think? Is this a good idea and would you participate? Please let me know in comments.
(We're also open for suggestions)
Have a wonderful evening
Celebrating Deviousness - August 2011 Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - August 20114 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `DanHeffer-Stock
Vintage Style Frame
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
As we launch our week long celebrations for our 11th Birthday, what better way to do so than by announcing
`DanHeffer-Stock as the recipient for August 2011. Dan's dedication to the Stock & Resource community
is legendary, as can be seen in his eclectic gallery that showcases not just his stock photography and
modelling, but his
Best of February 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in February, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures. Enjoy!Best of February 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Path to ... by A2MatosEnchanted by bongaloid
Burn. by VisualEchos
...Cordoama Sunset... by FelixIndenCold January Evening II by valiunic
Into the Light by A2Matos
1212vct by regayip
Introducing the new Journal Portal! TweetIntroducing the new Journal Portal!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
News, blogs, and journals have been merged into one, unifying these systems in order to make them simpler to use and more consistent in appearance and functionality. In bringing them together, now categorized as deviations, they're able to receive the same great benefits as all deviations on the deviantART network. Including the following:
Using the Journal Portal, you'll be able to look through an endless stream of content. Much like deviations, you may now flick through journals quickly. View Newest to find what's hot right now in the deviantART community, or view Popular
Dr Pepper Photo Op, New York City Dr Pepper Photo Op, New York City, Saturday, October 1st, BROOKLYN, NEW YORKDr Pepper Photo Op, New York City3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The first-place entry in our "How Do YOU Drink Dr Pepper?"
Contest has been recreated as a mural in Brooklyn,
New York! To celebrate, we're flying the winner, *reyjking1,
from Riverview, Florida, all the way to Brooklyn
to unveil his masterpiece – and YOU'RE invited!
Join us! Come see the mural, take pictures, meet *reyjking1 and congratulate him, talk with deviantART staff members,
and interact with other deviants! Remember to bring a camera or camera phone. We're excited to document this special
11th BirthdAy Haiku ContestYour haikus were great11th BirthdAy Haiku Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All about dA's big day.
Now we shall eat cake!
UPDATE! After reading over 1,000 haikus, we're here to announce our winners. There was an outpouring of love and creativity through your entries, all presented in a very poetic manner. Well done!
These were the top five entrants who will receive a deviantWEAR t-shirt of their choice (subject to availability), 4,000 deviantART Points, 1 year Premium Membership, and our exclusive black and white dA keychain! Congrats to the winners!
What to give he who has all?
...Heard you like mudkips.
The world keeps cracking -
But eleven years have sewn
Ties between artists.
You go up to eleven
Just like Spinal Tap
Thousands of artists,
Eleven years of wonder,
Seven days of fun.
Christmas Giveaway!Merry Christmas Everyone!Christmas Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over on my facebook I'm doing a Christmas giveaway for my followers, and I thought I would let everyone know ever here whats going on!
I made three Jack Frost hoodies, 1) I'm keeping for myself 2) I'm selling 3) It's part of the giveaway!
As well as the giveaway (Which you can enter by sharing, you don't need to like)
I will be choosing random people from my followers list and giving away other cosplay items! (Wigs, accessories, etc) You will need to like the page to be up for the random prizes!
Here is the link to the photo: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=537376329608858&set=a.202718293074665.55463.202669469746214&type=1&theater
Here is the link to my page: http://www.facebook.com/CourtoonXIII
GOOD LUCK! And MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
Sta.shHi again, beta crew.Sta.sh3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As mentioned recently, we’re making a bunch of changes to the new Stash...
If you're new to Stash, find out more about it here: http://devbug.deviantart.com/journal/Stash-215498179
The latest changes: Sta.sh is now a separate section of the deviantART Network - with its own header, and its own look.
Here's a sneak peek!
"Stash" no longer exists on your Submit menu, but instead can be gotten to one of two ways:
You can pick "Sta.sh" from your main profile menu.. next to Logout and Settings
Or, you can type http://sta.sh into your address bar
Note: to switch back to deviantART, pick the "deviantART" item from the Sta.sh main menu.
Switching over and back:
Other than that, the Stash functionality remains much the same - Drag and drop your
point commission priceshere you go, folks.point commission prices2 years ago in Personal More Like This
my prices are a bit more expensive, yeah, I know that.
I'm a terrible person. (:
Don't comment with O!OO!O they're toO EXPENSIVE HISSSS PISSS!!
- headshot 200 points
- bust 300 points
- halfbody 400 points
- fullbody 500 points
- custom design 550 points
if you want a comission, just comment under this journal
Moleskine sketchbook #23click image for filmMoleskine sketchbook #232 years ago in Personal More Like This
Question and Answer #1 with LaurelleAs promised, here is the first video answering the questions you guys left me on my pollQuestion and Answer #1 with Laurelle1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Video #2 coming soon!
Project Comment's Contest ~ Lots of prizes to win!UPDATE: The contest ends in a couple of days so if you would like to participate, get your entries in!Project Comment's Contest ~ Lots of prizes to win!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
ProjectComment is a Group of many projects centred around comments, but, more importantly, constructive comments. We offer Members of deviantART a lot of opportunities to get comments, give comments, participate in comment projects, win points, get featured and much, much more!
It has been a long time since we have had a contest, but we have some awesome prizes to be won, so please support this contest and the article so that more can join in on the fun!
March 31st, 10pm GMT
We would like to see just how constructive and in-depth you can be in your comments! Thus, we are looking for the most helpful comments given during this contest. We encourage you to really engage the artists, a
Community Relations - July/August 2011Community Relations - July/August 20113 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Community Relations team exists to facilitate communication amongst deviantART's administration, volunteers and members. Our goal is to foster creative genius by encouraging artists to grow, collaborate and participate in a friendly and supportive artistic environment.
Table of Contents
1. Important Information
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Share your Opinions!
4. Official Contests
5. News from the Galleries
6. News from the Chats and Forums
1. Happy Birthday deviantART!!
Today we celebrate 11 years of deviousness and with that comes some great announcements, ar
why I've lost touch to this placeI don't quite know how it happened that exactly tonight the idea for creating a post like this crept up to me, and the longer I think of it I see no particular reason either. it's one of these things that rambles in the back of your mind for long enough, yet you're never too aware of it ... and all of the sudden it bursts out to the world, or it is willing to, and you are the one to choose if you want that to be.why I've lost touch to this place2 years ago in Personal More Like This
now I've been on this website for long enough and it's either me or the website that changed in order for me to feel about it the way I do; even though I believe it is not quite the latter. I remember these times where I adored this website and it meant so much to me so I ended up spending ages browsing the width of galleries and art we have on here; now that hasn't changed, I'm still fascinated by some things that I find.
yet what something inside of me started to think is that this place has become yet another place that just scratches along the surface and doesn't dig deepe
FINAL - August Poll Period * CLOSED!:icontransparentplz:FINAL - August Poll Period * CLOSED!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello dear members, watchers and visitors
This is the new way to find our winner of our POLL SYSTEM: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED of this period!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins a 3 months sub, our usual prize.
Follow the RULES to VOTE...AND EVERYONE VOTING and ING THIS BLOG will enter a draw to win 100 . The participants may and should click the Favourite Button too - you have another cha
Head Back to School with deviantART TweetHead Back to School with deviantART3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We're celebrating the back-to-school season by supporting an arts education program, launching a brand-new deviantWEAR backpack, highlighting a talented young art student, and helping you prepare for a future in the arts.
Advance education through the arts and look good doing it with the dA Nomad Bag. We will donate 10% of every purchase of the dA Nomad through September 15th, 2011 to InSEA.org. With enough room to store your laptop, textbook, and sketchbook, the dA Nomad Bag is your perfect campus companion.
The International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) is a global community working tirelessly to advance
Fashion Makes the World go Round VWelcome to a feature that includes a selection of pieces from the Fashion photography galleries, Fashion-themed news and contests, a Fashion artist of the week, and some more fun stuff!Fashion Makes the World go Round V2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
From the Fashion Photography gallery:
Jenny Dark Stand by E2ns
shout it from the rooftops by SabrinaCichy Diva by ashevaan
Noire Bw by Elisanth Nikolo Lenivets 02 by Agcooper73 Danny by Hart-Worx
Pearl by Irym
The Committed Canvas:icontechgnotic:The Committed Canvas4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tattooing has existed since the very beginnings of Neolithic human expression and has since those ancient beginnings continued to be a reliable flash indicator of personality type. There are those people who get tattoos and there those people who simply do not. Even though the social opprobrium for getting inked has greatly disappeared in recent years, and even though skin art has become almost boringly de rigueur amongst rock guitarists and other entertainers, there is still one element that separates the tattooed from the non-tattooed in terms of artistic appreciation: commitment.
Tattoos may be the first “interactive” art form. The art lover doesn’t just buy an artist’s artwork – he or she becomes one with artwork, he or she commits to becoming a living canvas for the artwork, he or she, by choosing the tattoo to be borne forever, shares authorship with the tattoo artist of the artwork. T
Feature time! :)Enjoy this amazing works which I faved recently:Feature time! :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Live Together by WishmasterAlchemist
Save the... by IgorGlavas You belong among the wildflowers by raemarshall :thumb165721660: In my dreams by M-0-N-0
Rainbow Family member 43 by BenoitPaille :thumb201164323: tell me secrets . . . by phoenixgraphixstudio
Skip the rainy days by little-moonshine Thoughtless by Siilin vat triptych 9 by ezorenier Flower in a hand by kEjnAv
The tree house by Bimartins Apocalypse Time -SpeedArt by BorisWick
gateway to reality by phoenixos Desire by KingaBritschgi Girl in a bottle with balloons by ArthurBlue
Everyday job by t1na ...road to nowhere... by roblfc1892 The Spirit books by Vlad-Off-kru
...blind vision II by Anireta-K-Athan Outside The Lines by IMustBeDead
jungle mission by acest Broken Pieces by TheDarkRayne Together by KrisVlad
Castle by Chipsy007 Passion by ReyeD33 Let it Snow - Jump 41 by escaped-emotions
Blue Valentine Dreams by parablev
Art We Heart: LuckArt We ♥ is a hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.Art We Heart: Luck3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconthesmallwonder: Some thoughts from Katie (thesmallwonder)
“See a penny pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck!”
It doesn’t matter that I’m not a little kid, I still pick up pennies for luck when I see them. Though they have to be heads-up, of course. I also refuse to walk under ladders, I don’t open umbrellas indoors, and I try my best to avoid cracks in the sidewalk. It might be silly superstition, or maybe there’s something more to it.
What ever you believe, cultures and countries around the world and throughout time have decided that different symbols, animals, and events represent good luck.
Check out some of our favorite signs of good luck below!
I want to hear from you!
How did these symbols get their meaning?
Do you believe in good luck and bad luck?