LUGGAGE FOR THE DANCER IN RED - 13-2014LUGGAGE FOR THE DANCER IN RED - 13-20144 months ago in Art Features More Like This
the loner by korrox the ninth gate by Tom-Ripley
On the edge of the world by igorsev Contraposition by SplitEnsds On the edge of the world by igorsev
SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura unsustainable by chriseastmids SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura
Colibri' by martaraff Mgh IV - St. Georg in the Puddle by DpressedSoul Colibri' by martaraff
im garten IV by ChristianBurtscher PNEUMA - AEGYPTIA by MenervaTau im garten IV by ChristianBurtscher
at the window by JakezDaniel life philosophy by tuminka
Doing Comics Professionally (best/worst idea)I remember back in Highschool I had this vision of what I was going to be doing with comics. I had these grandiose ideas that I'd land some graphic novel gig that was "Hollywood famous" and I'd be rolling in the dough, signing autographs for adoring fans, lights, camera, action--etc. ...and I did that, actually. I landed a Hollywood-famous graphic novel gig. I wasn't rolling in the dough but I had made more money than I'd ever seen in my entire lifetime, considering that I was of the below average - minimum wage working class up until that point. I went to cons by my own admission. I didn't have big companies sponsoring me so the funding usually came out of my own pockets. And there were a few fans of my work who I did live commissions for (thankyou guys, I was able to eat for another week). Dream accomplished right? ...but I ask myself was it worth it. Well, yes and I have a few regrets.Doing Comics Professionally (best/worst idea)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Doing comics professionally is sort of a dream come true. Key term there, "sort o
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
GG is TIRED of Samus Complaints: A ResponseGaijin Goombah is TIRED of Samus Complaints: A ResponseGG is TIRED of Samus Complaints: A Response7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Someone linked me this video after seeing my Fashion Savvy Samus comic, and it quickly became apparent that a LOT of people defending Samus’s god-awful rocket boots were using THIS as their basis for argument. So, since this is the internet, I’m gonna respond to this video interjecting whenever I hear something I agree or disagree with.
1. I agree that we should separate Other M Samus from the rest of cannon based on the fact that it was conceived over a retcon of the character.
2. I agree that a lot of the hatred for Other M Samus came from her BADLY localized English translation and voice acting. I’ve stated many times that if the game had been left in Japanese with English subtitles, I sincerely doubt as many people would’ve had a problem with her “monologuing” than they do with the English version.
3. I do not agree that you should be “offended” that mal
Blessed little things of the earthEvery time I look at a butterfly, I feel sad. I feel sad because I know without their wings, you would hate them. Their wings are the only reason you like them, and without their ability to please you, you would kill them on sight, feel revulsion or contempt.Blessed little things of the earth2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But take a moment to consider the cockroach. Are they not beautiful? http://www.wallpaperswala.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Cockroach-wallpaper006.jpg the way their wings are so perfectly constructed to be sleek, helping them be quick and agile. Their comma-shaped, exotic looking eyes and the way their bodies have those little translucent windows you can almost see right through when the light's behind them. You might say no, because you have been taught to revile them, but if you saw one carved out of pure crystal, your jaw would drop.
My eyes are ruined. They are like magnifying glasses. Ever hold them up to your eyes as a kid? Everything you see from far away is very blurry and out of focus, but look at your fingers and
Massive, huge, giant animation resource journalHello everyone!Massive, huge, giant animation resource journal2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've decided to keep a few of the journals I have written for this week and I'll be posting them as news instead, as they are more opinion centric by studying the methods of story telling.
However for my last journal I want to share with you some delicious resources, beware this journal should get pretty huge!!
I have split them into two...deviantART and Outside Links. As you know I cannot control what is on third party websites so enjoy at your own risk, but you can trust that I wouldn't post anything untoward.
That said, please enjoy and use these resources to your heart's content!
My own collection of artistic nudes for reference.
Undernoticed Artist FeatureSo these are some amazing people here on dA who I think have wonderful art, yet are undernoticedUndernoticed Artist Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please fave so more people can see these wonderful artists!
Also, this feature will be expanding as I find more artist to feature, lets begin shall we!
[commission]Avis by astersingularisEVE by astersingularis
[ O C ] : Mao by Clouver[ D R A W I N G ] : Kimono by Clouver[ D R A W I N G ] : Kakeru by Clouver
~In the goddess eyes~ by NestOfDreamsMidWinter Fire - Cornus sanguinea ++contest++ by NestOfDreamscommission izka197 by NestOfDreams
Now for some amazing unknown art-
Butterfly by JJoenihPirate by Xarime13AHHH I GOT WATER IN MY EYE by ZabbyTabbyMiku 2 by Kimsha235Blood Sword Akamanah by NaomoRomantic by Pupadolly[Commission] [Collab/Krissy] Churpybird art trade by unic-rnTwilight by Whip-o-will
A group some of you might want to check out-
And just to let everyone
In defense of Beware the Bat and Teen Titans GO!:iconfarfie-land:In defense of Beware the Bat and Teen Titans GO!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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This is NOT directed towards people who have general opinions (go ahead, have em'). This is a response to some of the recent EXTREME attitudes that I've seen around here and Tumblr. If you don't like candid opinions, please click here. You will not be disappointed.
It's probably more in defense of TTGO than BTB, since I've seen more people grumble about that show. Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go are not the same show. Let's get that straight out. It's not a continuation, it is a variation. If you can understand that, then maybe it will be less painful for you.
Teen Titans Go may not be your cup of tea, it might irritate you, it might even make you mad. Boycotting DC Nation because you want to stick it to those CN an
Small Feature Contest I. ( CLOSED )I know that my other contest just ended, but i wanted to do that for a whileSmall Feature Contest I. ( CLOSED )2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Your Task : produce a Feature about the theme ( easy right? )
Theme : Colours
50 and a Feature by me
Deadline : 9 March
Some Rules :
everybody can join
of course you have to consider the theme !
( you can choose one colour, two colours or a lot of different colours, but the theme has to be visible )
Share some love and have fun
Criterias for judment :
[Bullet; Black] Overall look
[Bullet; Black] Concept
[Bullet; Black] Is the theme recognizable ?
[Bullet; Black] Do you take a lot of time to find fitting deviations or are you just looking at the popular deviations ?
How do i do a Feature? :
Why are you doing this? :
[Bullet; Black] i want to encourage people to do Features [:happybounce:]
[Bullet; Black] If
DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS?It's been a while since i've shared some of my favorite deviants. Here's a list of talent that some of you may or may not be aware of that i've been drooling over lately. I love this place!DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Check 'em out!:
:iconmonk-art: Fabian Schlaga. LEGEND. If you haven't heard of this guy, you're missing out!
:iconsaspy: Saspy's work is amazing. The female mega-talent from Italy shows no sign of slowing down with her bright and fun approaches to character design, expressions and energy.
:iconjoel27: Joel is currently my FAVORITE ARTIST on Deviantart. Just flip through his gallery and you might find yourself there all day.
:icontchokun: French Artist who worked on online games and flash shorts such as WAKFU is not to be missed. serious talent here
:iconrikkitikki: Rikkitikki's light hearted animation influence illustrations are something to fall in love with. He's got a detective concept he's been playing with that shows the main characters quite often and i usually fave when he draws th
Self-Harm Awareness 2013 Crafty EditionToday, March 1st is Self-Harm Awareness Day, but I think it deserves more than a day. I won't say much about it because other people have already published wonderful articles about it, I recommend that you read Nichrysalis's Fears vs Dreams and Beccalicious' Recovery, both contain a lot of wonderful information and share touching experiences.Self-Harm Awareness 2013 Crafty Edition2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What I can tell you is this: self-harm is a problem that is often not recognized. It takes many forms, forms that are not recognized even by the person committing it. Self-harm is always a problem, even if you think you have it under control or that it's not serious, it is. If you are currently committing any form of self-harm, or if you suspect anyone else is, reach out for help. Both articles contain links and resources to guide you, and I'm here to talk :iconheartorangeplz:.
Make yourself orange! If you have a subscription you can install this beautiful skin:
Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 62 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
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 Often2 years 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
Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.I know there are a lot of foreign art/animation fans here on DA, fans of works and artists from Europe and Japan. Dai Sato, the legendary writer for classic, foreign TV shows such as COWBOY BEBOP, GHOST IN THE SHELL and WOLF'S RAIN explains the process of creating an animated series in japan. Take notes for you students/fans out there and enjoy!Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Story Illustration Contest '13After two successful, exciting, and fun years for my Illustration Contest, I might as well keep with the momentum! Usually I start it a few months later in the year, but this time I figure why wait? The third annual Story Illustration Contest is now officially underway!Story Illustration Contest '132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
To enter, +fave this journal and +watch me so you can get updates for the contest. If you don't dig me, you can always un-watch once we're done.
Draw an illustration depicting a character, characters, or a scene from the selection of stories below.
You may enter as many times as you like!
Entries will be judged by faithfulness to the source material and complexity of the image.
In the description under your entry, include a link to the original story and this contest article.
Send your entries to me in a note so I can add them to this folder.
No bases! Entries must be completely made by you.
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....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Texture Your World ContestTell us the story of your world in textures!Texture Your World Contest2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We are surrounded 24 hours a day by objects that have texture, they may be smooth or bobbly, old or new, bold, bright, shiny or dull. You might see a texture every day and never notice it until you start looking. Do you sit at a desk that's textured, or pass an interesting tree on the way to work or school?
We want you, in the form of a triptych (thats 3 images forming a larger image see example here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triptych ) to tell us the story of your textured world. Each individual texture should stand on its own, both as a useful resource and as a cohesive part of the whole story. What story you tell through your texture triptych is up to you - but they must be textures that tell a story of your world in some way.
There are 3 categories for this contest, each of which you can submit to twice.
These are textures created digitally by
4x3 months Premium memberships give awayThe time has come (:4x3 months Premium memberships give away2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
3 months Premium membership contest and 4 WINNERS
In my previous journal most of you voted for 3 months PMS split to 4 people so here is the CONTEST.
3 Conditions :
You must be one of my watchers
You must send me a note with your ONE "best" deviation (please send me only thumbs....)
You must fave this journal and add some comment
Please carefully choose your work with focus on ORIGINALITY, CREATIVITY, TECHNIQUE AND MEANINGFULNESS.
After a few days i will select 12 final works which will be exposed on my site for a voting. The owners of the best 4 works gets the premium membership for 3 months.
The best wishes for
Inking on the L.A.M.The past few weeks were emotionally rough, so I found myself closing down, creatively, and retreating into an analytic frame of mind. I started getting very picky about technical things, focusing like a laser on - you guessed it - brush strokes. This sort of thing has the potential to quickly degenerate to the level of a symptom. In my case, I think it starts as a symptom, which is my signal to elevate it to practical knowledge and skill by channeling it through art.Inking on the L.A.M.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In any event, after a long period of "obsessing," I formulated a new, streamlined understanding of brush inking abstracted from all I have explained so far. And it should come as no surprise that, as with my original brush handling "katas", it's based on my experience in the martial arts.
"Inking on the L.A.M." * is a simple, practical, and elegant way to approach controlling ink effects by matching brush movement to the kind of lines and marks one wants to make. It is analytical, not intuitive, wh
I LOVE YA! | Giveaway! *WINS*+FeatureI like to think Valentine's Day is for everyone. Be you single or with a partner, Love is an integral part of humanity. Let Valentine's Day be a reminder to love.. you. You can not truly love another until you have first loved yourself. Buy yourself a flower or some chocolates (regardless of someone else will or not). You are beautiful. You are unique!I LOVE YA! | Giveaway! *WINS*+Feature2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I love ya, you beautiful community you!
The following deviants have been randomly selected to receive 100 each:
karo666 Susanne123 TildsArt
Also, Annanonyma will receive 50 for the following comment:
It was really difficult to decide on one deviations. There are so many tremendously beautiful, touching, enchanting and fascinating artworks on here ... if you know how to look for them . The ones I love the most aren't necessarily the ones tha
Queen of Darkness Contest !!Closed!!I will accept the last of the submissions now, and will start working on picking out the winnersQueen of Darkness Contest !!Closed!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
�The Queens Of Darkness
Delicate yet deadly, simple yet sophisticated, she is the master of trickery and deception. Far from being just a pretty face, the white queen is known for her intelligence and her love of illusions, be careful or you may just find yourself in a very unfortunate situation. She is always paying careful attention to everything around her, very little happens in her kingdom without her finding out about it. You may be thinking "how is it that no one has stood up to her?" and to that there is only one answer, how many white queens can you stand up too?
Graceful, beautiful and completely insane, her love for machines and her complete disregard for human li
5 Ways to Avoid Being DiminishedThere's a discussion brewing in comics about artists being more diminished as of late--that readers, reviewers, and publishers are focusing too much on writers rather than the artists who draw the book. I agree it's happening, but I'm not sure it's worth sounding an alarm over. I never felt diminished, but maybe I'm part of the exception. Maybe it's because I'm an artist and a writer.5 Ways to Avoid Being Diminished10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Either way, I do have a few thoughts on what artists can do to pull themselves out from under the rug.
1. DON'T DRAW LIKE A COG.
If you conform to a "house style", then you're at higher risk of being treated like an interchangeable cog in the comics machine. Yes, you're more likely to get consistent work, but you won't stand out as much. Therefor you'll be sought after less by big name writers, you're less likely to make a lasting impression on reviewers and readers, and you'll have a harder time getting raises (12 others draw like you and for less money).
I also suggests inking yourself if it helps. Penc
video sketchesyes you guessed it.video sketches6 months ago in Personal More Like This
i saw my husbands video and felt the urge of wanting to make one as well. why? dunno.. I just realized I wanted to relax and sketch whatever so I turned on my recorder XD
its funny, there have been so many times I wanted to demonstrate the way both me and my husband write our comics. but I just couldn't get around to catching that moment when I had a certain idea I wanted to turn into a strip.
With me it happens gradually, especially now that I have a ton of work on the side so I can draw an idea in a few doodles, and let it sit around. then after a few days I come back to it.. or after a month or after 3 months. sometimes the idea is good, and sometimes it isn't. sometimes when you think you had the best idea, you wake up the next morning and think.. what was i thinking ?? XD
This can never fit there!
But sometimes its a fun or interesting idea so you keep it anyway XD
well this video shows how the ideas are born. I'm pretty sure many of you are f
When inspiration is far to be found...We all get these anoying times when we really want to make something cool, get inspired and work that magic. We see everyone around us (online) do it, but how come we are not?When inspiration is far to be found...2 months ago in Personal More Like This
So we look for ways to get inspired, we ask around, find these usual answers: go watch a film, listen to music.. take a walk...
But even when we do that, we still end up stuck most of the time.
Part of the solution is knowing WHY we get stuck and this is my theory.
ADT - Attention Deficit Trait.
'Experiencing an inner frenzy of distractability, impatience, difficulty in setting priorities, staying focused and managing time. Those are our biggest enemies as they all end up cluttering your head and keeping you from spending quality focused time on a singular topic.
Everything we do now a days is based around multitasking and it is giving us a constant overdose of information. Let me elaborate.
How many of you travel daily by public transport and don't look away