New Beginnings!Hello everyone!
So I decided to suspend my Facebook page... Yep.
And it honestly feels great!
I feel like this massive burden has been taken off my back.
I love cosplay and I have no plan on stopping but I began to doubt these " Fan pages"
I've made mistakes, I've grown and will continue to learn. I've matured and come to realize that I want this to be my beloved hobby and not my job. I don't want the attention I thought I once wanted. I want to make these costumes and bring a little life to them for my own reasons and share them with people that want to see them instead of forcing my updates onto everyones feeds.
I got back into cosplay in 2011. Everything was new to me again. I didn't have parents around telling me I couldn't wear this or dress up as that and I suppose I just wanted to push my own limits. I found people enjoyed my costumes more when there was less of the actual costume, it felt nice to have people recognize what I was wearing (or wasn't haha). It made me feel a
American Comics, Manga...AND WAR!This is a major turning point in the history of comics, World War II. This period of time not only changed comics as we knew them, but also other areas in graphics such as propaganda posters. Now mid to late 1930's we've seen the birth of the modern comic book. Due to the war as well we're also now seeing the birth of war comics. An obvious example of this as I'm sure many of you have already guessed is Captain America Comics in 1941 (before American involvement in the war). Captain America was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby who worked for Timely Comics, which of course has now become Marvel Comics. He gained amazing popularity and is often fighting the Axis powers in World War II.American Comics, Manga...AND WAR!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Around this time in Japan has been rebuilding itself, its political and economic infrastructure was changing. Whilst American occupation disallowed art or published material that glorified war or the Japanese military. This policy though didn't block th
!!!JUDGING HAS BEGUN!!!LOVE LOVE LOVE THE ENTRIES AND i KNOW IT GOT A LATE START BUT SOME PEOPLE ARE TRYING THERE HARDEST TO FINISH UP LATE STARTED PIECES SO I'VE DECIDED TO EXTEND THE DATE TO THE END OF APRIL, I THINK THATS FAIR RIGHT!!!!!!JUDGING HAS BEGUN!!!4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
pls submit to notes I get to those first!
WHO WANTS TO WIN SOME MONEY!?
It's here and it's the first of what I hope to be many. The holiday season has come and gone and if you're like me you've spent a lot of money and maybe you're a little dry! This was originally suppose to go up on the first but I wasn't ready to post this.
The contest is to whip up your best (you guessed it) Tokyo piece!!! Do a ninja piece or do a sexy piece(pg13), do whatever you want to do but just don't do nothing!
I like to art a lot and I love to draw my OC Tokyo, I have a particular style and would love to see what other people can come up with so why not get some money.
So...lets get down to the details!
The challenge is to draw my OC Tokyo! You can draw her how ever you want just keep
I am an art thief...Hey peeps!I am an art thief...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Any of you who follow my journals know how passionate I am about pursuing the seemingly endless procession of art-thieves that pop up with increasing regularity. I was recently directed to this website, I Am An Art Thief/Plagiarism Exposed: http://www.iamanartthief.com/
I'm putting this out there so those not in "the know" can educate themselves and, even more importantly, so that any of us can easily report these people when we stumble upon them. No, these aren't the art-police but, in my 20+ years of experience in dealing with these types, I've found that public exposure is the best tactic. Cockroaches HATE the light. Just be sure that if you're planning on outing someone have your evidence ready to go. This isn't a witch-hunt against people copying someone else art in an attempt to learn or for mere enjoyment. It's for people copying someone's art, claiming it as their own, and/or
New Second Tutorial Has ArrivedMay 10, 2013New Second Tutorial Has Arrived2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Went silent there for a little bit. Busy as always. More importantly, we've got a new illustration up in the gallery, along with a brand new tutorial. This one focuses on animation-inspired cell painted illustration. Click on the sample below to view the new illustration, and the download link. Hope you all enjoy, and wish you all a lovely weekend.
Apr 19, 2013
I wrote about this a million times already, so I'll keep it brief. The illustration painting tutorial is finally up for grabs. I've uploaded a new preview image; click on the sample to view the download info and other misc. notes.
If you enjoy it, please share it with y
My childhood friend just won an Olympic Gold MedalWhen I was a child growing up in Russia, I trained to be a volleyball player 6 days per week year-round. Twice per day in the summer. Our coach, Alexander Sergeevich Shadinov, was a member of the USSR national team in the 80's. He is freaking awesome.My childhood friend just won an Olympic Gold Medal3 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of my friends, a few years younger than me, was always a tiny kid. I am average height, which is unacceptably short for a volleyball player. Alexey only ever reached to my shoulder height. He was always awesome skill-wise, if only a bit crazy in terms of character but always had lots of fun. I know that he came from a very poor family, but always had a great work ethic and never slacked. He was always the troublemaker, and often got flack for it from the coaches. Just a mischievous little kid full of energy.
Well, now he plays libero for Zenit Kazan which is one of the best volleyball clubs in the world. Being one of
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.4Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.43 years ago in Personal More Like This
Part 2, Sell That Damn Book, Danny: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-2-354730628
Part 3, I Was Not Ready For This: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-3-354860965
OBJECTIVE: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND STORY BUILDING
I began working pretty heavily on LMS during the first quarter of 2009. I had now a handful of characters, a rough idea of the story, and a general scope of what I wanted the book to be. To get started, I felt every book should have a theme. Movies do, right?
Spider-Man: Great powers, great responsibility.
Batman: Be more than just a man, a symbol, and be remembered a legend.
Star Wars: The myth of a heroes destiny, and the truth that allows him to be set free.
Who was Gabriel? What type of character or archetype was he? What were his rises and
a moment to talk about art and copying styleswell maybe i'll sound elitest, but ive always been a fan of the idea; draw how you draw, dont look too closely at others work and dont worry too much about finding your "style". it comes on its own but if you're looking at others work too closely to learn you're only learning somebody elses path in the road of art and not your owna moment to talk about art and copying styles3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I did look at others work to get inspired as i started out, but mostly i looked at photographs while i worked, not art. i was given a bit of advice like 8 years ago, and ive always held it pretty high up on things to remember, and i share it often.
when you're learning how to draw/paint, you should look at LIFE. figure study classes if you can, photos if you cannot. in other words, paint a river by sitting next to it, not by looking at another artists painting of it.
EDIT: yes there is something to learn and digest with looking at others works. but when you start your own art, put down theirs!
learning how to draw by looking at other peoples work ends in s
MY ANIME 'APOCALATTE' FILM IS LIVE!Hey guys! so its finally done! You can check it out on Youtube.... i'll post it up on newgrounds soon and add it to the journal when its done! heres the link! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCQ4HYIp-eU&featurelcpMY ANIME 'APOCALATTE' FILM IS LIVE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The character designs are in my gallery and theres some more exploration work on my blog : jamesghio.blogspot.com
Dynamic Range in your artJust answered a question over on my tumblr and gave a good little explanation of DYNAMIC RANGE, something I was going to talk about in my dead lighting tutorial.Dynamic Range in your art4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Read the good bit here: Q&A: Lighting Extras and Dynamic Range.
Hope its at least a little bit helpful!
Complaining About Bad Pay Isn't Fair [UPDATE]UPDATE: Not everyone has the same chances and opportunities in life. (and this I know because I'm a nearly-deaf freelancer who can't telephone with clients, doesn't understand presentations, speeches, or video tutorials and has a hard time understanding anyone in social settings.)Complaining About Bad Pay Isn't Fair [UPDATE]8 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's a fact that an individual is often powerless to get the work they want in situations where that work is simply not reasonably compensated. This is not a fault of our own -- even when we reject that kind of work, others will happily accept it and make low rates the standard.
My point is that even then we should not be inactive, but always look for new ways to use our skills to make a living. We are experts at what we do, after all.
This is why we need groups like ArtPACT that educate and inform about the industry, and illustrators' guilds like the IO (in Germany), the GAG, AIGA, and AOI to educate ourselves about legal practices, business standards, industry rates, and support each other, because w
Underappreciated Art: The 31st FeatureThese are pieces of art that deserve way more attention then they are getting!Underappreciated Art: The 31st Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Please view and favorite their art and if you like their work, click + watch!
Love Changes Everything by sarumanka
CYBORG by drajaddije Serenity by Digigenic
ROGUE by knockmesilly Iron Giant by Kerong
Dreamer by SansanNugroho
Lara Croft cosplay | Tara Cash by jmnettlesjr Robin Page 1 by NJValente
Sabrina 03 by AngelRiley
Breaking into Comics the Marvel way**Reproduced from Bleeding Cool -->http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/03/29/the-magic-formula-for-breaking-into-comics-the-marvel-way-at-eccc/Breaking into Comics the Marvel way1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Erik Grove writes for Bleeding Cool from ECCC in Seattle,
Every comic convention I’ve ever been to has had a “breaking into comics” panel. It’s a no-brainer. When you ask creators what question they are usually asked most, most say it’s “how did you break in?”I’ve been to several of these panels. It’s how I first met Rich Johnston actually (though I’m sure he doesn’t remember it) at NYCC when he was on a panel with C.B. Cebulski back before Bleeding Cool was a glimmer in his eye. [I have tried to block all such events from my mind - Rich] The truth is that a lot of fans(and some journalists) look at comics and think “I want to do that!” and search for a magic formula to accomplish it. We
Birthday and Wedding day (with some pics!)Yep, Saturday was a magical day to me! Because I got married, it's true, but also because I'm back home and find many birthday wishes and gifts from you guys! I love you so much! You can't imagine what it means to me ♥ Thanks for being here and supporting me and my work!Birthday and Wedding day (with some pics!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some gifts I've received and some pics of the wedding preparation (I don't have any pics yet but the first one from the D day!)
And now some pics of the wedding making of (only the first one is from the Dday):
CSS Did You Know? - October 19th, 2012CSS Did You Know? - October 19th, 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
New video Tutorials on my YouTube ChannelEdit > New video: How to extract/clean a scanned line?New video Tutorials on my YouTube Channel2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've recorded my last drawing sessions, and been able to make a new tutorial. Check them out with the list below
Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel and to my Facebook Page to get the last news
How to color a line?
And 4 Making of / 2 way to color my drawings:
Cell shading technique:
Inking a drawing
2012 + 1000 Watchers + Some Traditional WizardsHi!2012 + 1000 Watchers + Some Traditional Wizards4 years ago in Personal More Like This
We survived Y2K, Bird flu, crazy cows, 11-S, earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear disasters, global warming, crisis, end of the world few times...
C'mon, 2012... Let's see if you have balls!
I realized that I passed 1000 watchers, that must be a joke! I mean, there are 1000 users that can have interest in whatever I may pump it up, you don't know how grateful I am and how helpful is your support to me.
I want to leave you with some magicians, they have the privilege to own magical pencils, erasers, tortillions, paintbrushes, sheets, canvas... and hands. Maybe some are a bit crazy, but support them!
Swan Repose - Watercolor Study by NambrothPeregrine Portrait by Nambroth
Soft Sway 30 x 40 By Robert Hagan by robert-haganBlob on face by FairyARTosm.freeman by krzysztof20d
Derrick Rose by B-AGTBatman Saucy by RobDuenasIn His Hands by nitefise
Sylvia Sidney Commission by IleanaHunterLife in technicolor I by raulrkorange glow by turningshadow
Portrait of a Wolf by jmstudiosTogetherApart Zoom by Sikoian:thumb24
How to become a better colorist?Hey guys and girls. Today something especially for you. Some useful tips from coloring artist.How to become a better colorist?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you asked me about tutorial. I really wanted to write one but they are so time consuming.
So let's start.
1. Make good flats at the start. Use polygonal lasso tool in Photoshop and then Paint bucket tool, it's the most accurate method. Filling areas with brushes is wrong, believe me. You will swear to gods and scream out loud trying to later fill all these tiny holes you didn't notice white painting flats with brush.
Of course don't stick to this advice too much. If you have a bunch of tiny elements it's obvious that it's better to color them with hard brush than to use lasso, especially the polygonal one
My way of doing flats is to make every particular color/character on a separate layer. For example, having two girls, sky and clouds in the picture, I make 3 groups: background, girl1, girl2. Then in each group I make layers for: sky, clouds, skin, hair, shirt, jeans... etc. May look
Digital Coloring - Tips for BeginnersI’ve had a few people lately asking me about coloring, where to start, tips for beginners, etc. So rather than answer them all individually I thought I’d write it out here and share it with you guys. So here it is, my beginners guide to getting started coloring:Digital Coloring - Tips for Beginners2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Getting Started with Digital Coloring
Getting the Equipment:
1) Drawing Tablet.
If you're serious about doing digital coloring (even if it's just for fun or as a hobby) then the first thing I would recommend is getting a tablet. There are plenty of articles about choosing the right tablet for your needs. If you're just starting out, a relatively inexpensive tablet should be fine. Often times you can even find good quality second hand tablets that are like new. My first tablet was a used one I found on craigslist that was a fraction of the price you can buy it new and it lasted me for years. You can often find inexpensive ones on ebay as well. I current
Clearing up a myth about Angel AcademyEvery now and then I receive e-mails from people who consider studying at Angel Academy of Art in Florence, and they usually have the same major, totally valid concerns:Clearing up a myth about Angel Academy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) whether the school is right for them
2) how hard it will be to get accepted at Angel Academy
There seems to be a widespread conception that getting into Angel Academy of Art, or any other classical academic art school, is extremely difficult.
But this is NOT so.
None of these schools are „elite" even if some like to present themselves that way. Angel Academy, as well as many other similar schools, will accept pretty much every applicant as long as the school has space for them.
During my time at Angel Academy, this was often the case. My boyfriend back then got accepted even without a portfolio!
„Wait a minute, what does that mean? Are those schools just greedy moneybags?"
Sure, the tuition is expensive (Not for Americans who usually pay much more, but for us spoiled Europeans who get government grants for
The difference between talent and Hard work.I see a lot of people on here of varying talent levels and see some of them beating themselves up for not being as good as they want to be. This is just a notice to inform you that this is a great thing, and the moment you don't think you can improve you should stop drawing.The difference between talent and Hard work.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Any artist worth his salt that has had any success in the art business got there the same way: years and years and years of practicing, cursing at the results, looking at other work for inspiration (or frustration depending on who you are) and practicing more to get where they are now. This is how the process works, it's a constant test of your desire to draw rather than a question whether you're any good.
I started drawing at around 4, and never looked back. My nephews some years ago asked me if I could teach them how to draw and I told them that when I was younger than no one sat over my shoulder to make sure I drew so I could improve. My father drew and was good at it, but his ambition was to be a mechanic. He l
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.2Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.23 years ago in Personal More Like This
OBJECTIVE: SELL THIS DAMN BOOK, DANNY.
At first, Gabriel was nothing more than a character named ONE. He had no backstory, no face, nothing. I just wanted to create a character that was a badass, yet with a sense of humor.
I was inspired by such characters as Boba Fett, Wolverine, Deadpool and Clint Eastwood from The Man With No Name trilogy. I needed to create something that fit that build, however, I'll admit, it wasn't intended at first.
I uploaded him on December 8th, 2008, (which, you can find here: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/GABRIEL-107612010?q=gallery%3Adanluvisiart%2F7848546&qo=50) and he became one of the most popular characters of the series, if not, the most. Soon I started finding him on forums, websites, fashion blogs (what?), and more.
But what hit me so hard was that the majority of the comments rela
no talentno talent2 years ago in Personal More Like This
this is my final say in the argument against natural born talent vs skill. we all start out by drawing scribbles that slightly resemble things. i was about 3 yrs old here., and had probably already been drawing for some time since i was brought up in a family of artists. drawing only gives back with the time we give to it, and it takes a lot of patience, more needed in the beginning, and a lot of determination to keep at it even though we are continually frustrated.
hope this inspires some of you to keep going, or some of you to start, it will be even better if more of you, my dA friends, stop making excuses saying you werent born with the ability to make your dreams come true. the only thing holding you back is yourself. drawing is but a skill which we learn through lots of practice, determination, observation and patience. if you also have the undenied passion for it, you may see yourself getting further than others.
it also helps if you're able to be ho
MARVEL VS CAPCOM: Official Complete Works!MARVEL VS. CAPCOM®: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKSMARVEL VS CAPCOM: Official Complete Works!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Two Titanic Universes Collide In This Spectacular New Artbook!
Limited Edition Hardcover Debuting July 11th at San Diego Comic-Con!
TORONTO, CANADA: An amazing collection nearly 20 years in the making, UDON Entertainment proudly announces the impending release of Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works! This is a brand-new art book collecting all of the official artwork, sketches, and bonus material from all of Marvel and Capcom’s video game collaborations—from 1993’s The Punishe
Devious Accents `15Have you ever wondered what goes on in the artistic endeavors of a Senior? What makes them tick?Devious Accents `152 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Devious Accents" is a feature/interview series of Senior Members here on deviantART that aims to surface key features of each Senior and to show them to the community as a whole, brought to you by dAseniors--the official group for Senior Members on deviantART!
Finally, thoughts and sentiments from the Senior-side are revealed to the general community. Let's get started!
Joining us this week will be Kendra-Paige, a skilled photographer and long-time deviant!
MiloticScale: Why did you decide to make the leap and become a deviant?
Kendra-Paige: It was over nine years ago when I joined, when I was a very young teenager still grasping at expression. DeviantART was new and growing at the time, with a rather close-knit community, which was something lacking on other art communities. I believe that’s what drew me to the site at the time