FAQ! Finally!Hello everybody!FAQ! Finally!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been getting an increase in notes and messages lately asking all kinds of things. Problem is, I'm far from having the time to answer all these questions individually (even if I did have it it would probably make more sense to spend it drawing), but I don't want to leave them unanswered either since I appreciate everyone's feedback a lot. So I decided to make a kind of FAQ, since I'm mostly being asked the same things over and over.
I'll try to group these semantically so reading though them makes a bit of sense.
Did you ever do any tutorials?
- Yes, I spent a lot of time on this one:
There's a lot of explaining in there, so please before you ask anything technique or learning related, read it thoroughly first.
I also have a ton of step-by-steps in this folder here: http://algenpfleger.deviantart.com/gallery/8622578
And I also uploaded a ton of layered Photoshop files: http://algenpfleger.deviantart.com/gallery/28996547
Finally, I have lots
Digitally Delicious: February 26thstrange forest by velespainterDigitally Delicious: February 26th2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cloaked in Cold by Herck
Silence Sonata by 6kart
Goddess of Love Stage 4 by mictones
DDatTL Promo 003 by TangoCharlieESQ
Windqueen by XiaoBotong
: Bro' , Sis' and Mrs Peanut : by lehuss
The Play by Lady-Werewolf
Storm approaching by mad-jojo
forest spirits by leere42
Emerging unharmed by LordDoomhammer
Charlize Theron in Snow White by AaronGriffinArt
Inside my Heart by Linzu Inside my Heart by Linzu
Water Goddess reg by Toru-meow Water Goddess reg by Toru-meow
HER, HIM, OURSELVES by marcocasalvieri HER, HIM, OURSELVES by marcocasalvieri
things understanding by ellrano things understanding by ellrano
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*
Lotus FlowerLotus Flower Official Trailer #2Lotus Flower3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lotus Flower Official Trailer #1
Free Art Lottery 1020 Winner!Okay, thanks for participating (and faving the journal)! This "LotteRaffleRy" was big.Free Art Lottery 1020 Winner!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The random number generator picked us "179" and someone guessed it precisely. That someone is
Congratulations. Your prize: free art picture.
The whole "fave the journal"-rule was a scientific experiment. Getting this extra-attention is nice, of course, but I think I'll keep these lotteries small and personal in the future. I don't, understandably, want someone to come in just for the lottery and free art potentiality. But we'll see...
The next sirtiefling-event should be one of them "use your creativity"-contests. So be ready.
FAQ. (Frequently Asked Questions)
Do I take commissions? Sorry, no. (I'm glad I don't need to do this for a living!) The only commission-ishy exceptions have been the times when someone has extended my premium membership. Please don't extend it and expect me to be in a commission-bondage situation with you without my permission. It will not
The New DecadeI vaguely remember feeling scared about how old I was getting when I was about 23. At that time, I was close to graduating as a graphic design major and had admitted my failure after trying very hard to convince myself that I liked it. I was at a loss of what to do next, a state of mind I did not and still do not deal well with. I was entirely frustrated, and felt unprepared to join the ranks of other "grown-ups" who are in the ripe age of 20s.The New Decade2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Seven years later, I can only look back in amazement at how everything ended up working out for the most part. I had so much fear and so much desire. I carried a chip on my shoulder so large that at times I got buried in my own insecurity. Yet the world gave me a spot, and my loved ones continuously put up with me in my worst moments. I received more help than I ever imagined even when I hesitated to reach out. Having finally learned that it's ok to be as flawed as I am as a person, I somehow becam
Deliciously Good Fanfiction (R18) SpamanoI've hit the jackpot |'DDeliciously Good Fanfiction (R18) Spamano3 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are R18 Spamano Fanfictions.
If you are a true Spamano fan, you'll drool over these. That and have a massive nosebleed.
Here they are. Enjoy c;
'Damn Italian Curls' on Fanfiction.net
'Smack Smack, Bang Bang' on Fanfiction.net
'Boss Romano and Teenage Spain'
And then finally a doujinshi in English!
Should I do more of these for different pairings?
COMMENTS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Top Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring IllustratorsI wrote this thing. If you want to repost it on your blog or journal, please credit me with: Article by illustrator Kristina Gehrmann - www. mondhase.deTop Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring Illustrators3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Selling yourself as a beginner
I found a prime example of this in a forum for artists seeking work. The thread title was „Starting-out artist looking for a chance",, and the thread told that the artist is „looking for a client for whom I may draw" and has „just graduated from art college".
We all were at this point once, but usually it takes too long to realize that „beginner" is the wrong mindset, even if you are one. Such statements sound like excuses and are guaranteed to weaken your position. Don't make excuses. Do not justify your work, and do not justify your prices. This is a tricky habit to acquire since we're not very confident by nature, but remember the image you wan
Resources LibraryResources Library2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ho ho ho I bring you early presents this year, my resources library updated with links to downloads.
-------- RESOURCES -------
Blur's good brush 4.0 by Xueguo Yang
Blur's good brush 4.5 by Xueguo Yang
Blur's good brush 5.1 by Xueguo Yang
Blur's good brush 6.0 by Xueguo Yang
Barontieri (Thierry Doizon)
Texture Brushes by Alectorfencer
Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #1Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sorry about the title. It was stuck in my head so I had to xDD.
note: Faving this journal might help with your exposure but it's solely up to your fellow deviants ~
It takes me a while to put these together, so if you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (I still have a lot to go through and it adds up every time i put up a feature journal), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take ....a few months, so please be patient!
Rose contest - 1600 points give awaylieveheersbeestje and I hold a contest. We give away a total of 1600Rose contest - 1600 points give away3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What to do?
Edit one of our rose stock photos, what you do with it is up to you!
Fav this journal if you want to participate.
Use one of the roses below, you may use more of these rose stocks in one entry, but do not blend other (your) stock images in it.
Using textures is allowed. Tip: http://fav.me/d519cs7 / http://fav.me/d4i0be0
Do not use photoshop actions, you have to do the edit yourself.
The roses: (use one of the following stock photos)
Contest starts at thursday 6 June 2012. The deadline is 6 July 2012.
One deviation per participant.
Make sure you link back to one of our journals in your deviations description.
Send a note to *lieveheersbeestje o
Drawing from LifeSome solid advice from Aaron Blaise and Glen Vilppu.Drawing from Life1 year ago in Personal More Like This
200 Points giveaway |Finalized|After more than a year participating in the Deviantart and be able to meet so many talented, started to publish my work and I thank everyone who bought my products and commented my posts encouraging me from the beginning. Is so much happiness that it is clear that I will share with you. This draw is serious and is valid until05 August 2013 .200 Points giveaway |Finalized|2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Theprize was divided between the first second and third place, I found more fair after all enough people participated.
1° First place
with: 120 points
2° Second Place
with: 50 points
3° Third place
with: 30 points
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:devdigital-art-club: 40k member giveaway finishedMPG Project ~ The Prize Stash ~ My Gallery ~ Stock Rules:devdigital-art-club: 40k member giveaway finished3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thanks to the magic that is random number generators the winners have been selected and now i'm just waiting for them to respond to my notes
Hey guys The-Average-Alex here.
So as the title suggest i'm giving away 40 thousand randoms from all over the internet..... to the highest bidder... starting bid is at $30....
No seriously though Digital-Art-Club is close to having Forty thousand members!!
You have no idea how excited i am, we've come a long wa
Preventing Injuries for Artists...Preventing Injuries for Artists...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Preventing Injuries for Artists (and people who work with computers)
Hello there my fellow deviants, time for a new update. It’s a long entry, so go grab a snack and sit tight with a good posture, because there's a lot to learn here - even some anatomy.
I just read about Loish’s injury on her blog, and it’s truly saddening to see a fellow artist struggling with a physical limitation that affects their workflow.
Loish is absolutely right, the body has its limits and we ought to be careful before it’s too late.
Tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, aren’t stranger terms to me, many artists and people who work with computers for many hours, tend to deal with the same conditions, some let it advance to the stage where the only treatment is surgery, which can potentially reduce mobility and destroy an illustrator’s career.
I quit my job.I had to. Being stuck in retail hell for years was getting to me. There's only so many times you can deal with disrespectful self-entitled customers daily, especially when you have personal goals and aspirations that have nothing to do with retail or the success of the business you're working so hard for. (with little acknowledgement.) It's not that I never put my heart into my job -- I even made some great friends there. It's just, when you see so many of your other friends, even family members doing seriously cool things with their talents... it eats at you like you're staring at your own death-clock.I quit my job.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I haven't been one to take risks in the past, so the thought of cutting off my only source of income wasn't exactly on the forefront of my thoughts. But, I was given an opportunity with a soon-to-be startup studio that a bunch of friends of mine are already apart of. I came on board this project earlier this year, but only slightly part-time. On my days off from my retail job, I would p
RoF Feature: Into the RealmRoF Feature: Into the Realm1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Fav this Feature for a chance to get your artwork presented in our next feature!
We will pick one Member that faved this article to be in the next one.
Into the Realm
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
La premiere inquisitriceby MarcSimonetti
7heaven landscape_wallpaperby ivany86
Mushroom Landby jordangr
KNYTCRAWLR'S BIG BOOK OF BRUSHES..and other stocksDevia-Nation...ya'll ready for dis?KNYTCRAWLR'S BIG BOOK OF BRUSHES..and other stocks5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok, I've been promising and promising and here it is, KNYTCRAWLR'S BIG BOOK OF BRUSHES..and other stocks.
This is an on going journal, providing you guys with the links to the people/pieces/fun shiz-niz that I love and use!
Stock packs by :iconnathie: - http://nathie.deviantart.com/gallery/23784919
:iconVon186: - http://von186.deviantart.com/
:iconaxeraider70: has an incredible array of particle brushes that once you start working with, you'll wonder how you ever lived without them!
:iconsnow-body: Brushes: Fur part: 4 by Snow-Body
:iconYaensArt: Grunge etc. Texturepack - :thumb331
Check out this cool contest!:iconmeisterkidd: :iconsaysplz:Check out this cool contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys, I'm breaking down and starting up a contest. Below is all the information you'll need.
To win you have to either 1) draw one of my OC's (in your own style, please. I don't want carbon copies of my own pictures) or 2) write a story involving one or more of my OC's. (My OC's will be included at the bottom of this post along with some basic information about them). You can also mix in some of your own characters.
Every contest has them. This one is no different, and please be aware that I will not bend them.
contest starts 7/26 and continues through 8/26 (though the date will be extended if there are not enough entries.)
watching me or favoriting one of my works will not increase your chances.
ONE submission per person. Multiple entries will not increase your chances.
If you opt to write instead of draw, please be aware that two or three paragraphs won't cut it. I want a good read.
Collection: Stellar CenturionsCollection: Stellar Centurions11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
“The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. Children, of course, begin life with an untarnished sense of wonder, a capacity to experience total joy at something as simple as the greenness of a leaf; but as they grow older, the awareness of death and decay begins to impinge on their consciousness and subtly erode their joie de vivre, their idealism—and their assumption of immortality. As a child matures, he sees death and pain everywhere about him, and begins to lose faith in the ultimate goodness of man. But, if he’s reasonably strong—and lucky—he can emerge from this twilight of the soul into a rebirth of life’s elan. Both because of and in spite of h
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
Tomb Raider Reborn ContestTomb Raider RebornTomb Raider Reborn Contest3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 3,000 pixels in the shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.
Download the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas.
Read the Official Rules & create your interpretation of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
Enter your unique Lara Croft image into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.
Collection: To Battle The HordeCollection: To Battle The Horde9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
To Battle The Horde
“What do we die for, if not family, friends and freedom? We have fled from a crude reality, yet fate and war chase us, shake us like winter winds bully a wooden house. So let us fight evil with bravery, oblivion with willpower, doom to our very last breath: we have risen together, and together we fall. Where but here, at the last outpost of our kingdom, can we defeat the horde?”
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution