Welcome to the Motion Book Tool sign-up page!This is a revolution.Welcome to the Motion Book Tool sign-up page!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fans, creators and publishers in the same space. Here you'll be able to learn how to build your own Motion Books using the tool that Madefire developed for storytellers. You'll be able to upload assets, manipulate them, and publish to the dA community.
deviantART is the biggest creator environment on earth and we want you to be part of this next step, to feedback to us and help evolve this new medium.
Read the books in the new Motion Books category, then follow this group for updates and early access!
Please see the latest journal for updates! http://motionbooktool.deviantart.com/journal/Thank-you-420282891
Files sizes and the reader performanceFile size does matter to a certain extent in how your book will perform in the reader.Files sizes and the reader performance3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Pages with lots of assets that have large file sizes may tend to slow down in the reader or take a little while to load.
The best rule of thumb is to try to keep the file sizes of your assets as low as possible without affecting the quality of the asset.
For images, use a .png for any image that contains transparent pixels (such as a character cut out of it's environment).
Use a .jpg for any image that does not contain any transparent pixels (such as a background image). Where a .png may be 2 or 3 megabytes in size, that same image will be about 500k as a .jpg and that savings will help your page perform better without reducing the quality.
For sound, try to loop sound where you can and fade out sound where you can. Instead of just playing a 2 minute long piece of music, try to make the melody loop, then move to the next looped melody at a tap point. This not only reduces file size
Starting a Story From Fresh pt.1I promised, a while ago, that I would write a journal that addressed the writingStarting a Story From Fresh pt.13 months ago in Personal More Like This
and creative process as much as anything else - how I start, and even why.
What makes a memorable character?
What are the themes?
How much do you care about popularity - ie. is it a project you're doing for
yourself, or because you hope it will generate a huge, mainstream audience?
What age-range is it?
And as mentioned earlier - why is it important you do it?
But let's start with...
Where do you get you ideas?
Great ideas do not come fully-formed out of the ether. Even the ideas I've
had that were born of dreams, and dragged screaming from my subconscious
before I forgot them, were an accumulation of living experiences. In Metawhal
Alpha the setting is somewhere I lived as a boy. I know every inch of the
Clock Warehouse, the noises and smells of the place, as well as the referenced
folklore. The Pub in Death and the Myrmidon was indeed a local, and it does
have a well covered in glass that y
Madefire Motion Book Day Oct 2, 2014Madefire Motion Book Day 2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Browse Motion Books™
Motion Book Day
Welcome to the first in a series of spotlights on the Madefire publishing tools. For those of you have haven’t heard of Madefire—watch this short video.
Publishing here on DeviantART is now a reality. While the app was created with comics in mind the DeviantArt community have started to use it in all manner of wonderful ways it wasn’t designed for, with some awesome results.
Here is a small selection of material produced by the community that shows a variety of ways you can publish your work. From comics to short prose stories and poems. Yep, you heard right. Poems, too.
Featured Motion Books™
Introducing Madefire Motion Books to deviantARTApr 2, 2013by spyedIntroducing Madefire Motion Books to deviantART2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Visit #Madefire on deviantART
I am very excited to announce a strategic partnership between deviantART and Madefire, the leading Motion Book application in Apple’s App Store. (iPhone & iPad)
Together with Madefire, we are releasing the Madefire Web Reader on deviantART in a new category on our front-page called "Motion Books.” You will immediately find a dozen Madefire Motion Books there, with more books released each Wednesday.
Browse Motion BooksTM
Try it out!
dA community on Madefire appDo me a favor:dA community on Madefire app1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Get out your Android, iPad, iPhone, or mobile platform of choice, and open the Madefire app. There's a bunch of new things I'd like you to check out.
The sections work like this:
This is 'classic' comic material. No bells, no whistles, just no bullshit, honest comics. (Indie creators and publishers should know we can put their material up within a couple of weeks of sending us a PDF. If your book isn't here you should ask yourself why not?)
This is where we continue to push the medium with a wide variety of cutting edge digital storytelling unique to each book. We also have books from top publishers - those that have had vision and were willing to push the envelope. You can get sucked in for hours.
We also have a deviantART section that features two categories:
The catch-all for pretty much everything anybody publishes on dA using the motion book tool. This ranges from single image parallax pa
Madefire - The future of storytellingMadefire - The future of storytelling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contests, Projects and Challenges Around dAContests, projects and challenges from around deviantART to inspire your creations (and give you the opportunity to win cool stuff!).Contests, Projects and Challenges Around dA2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Theme Pokemon XY Celebratory Contest
Ends Sign-ups end 27 August 2013
Theme Original Character Tournament set in a version of the underworld
Hosted by ~Xouri
Medium Visual (except photography) and written
Ends 31 August 2013
Theme Tales of Trees
Hosted by #TreeLovers and #Treephoto
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 2Here's the continuation of yesterday's journal discussing the importance of hard work. If you missed it, click here!Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 21 year ago in Personal More Like This
In part two I'm gonna talk about one of the biggest roadblocks I hear from artists who are having difficulty getting in to good study habits, so without further ado...
WISDOM NUMBER TWO!! Don't wait for perfect weather and stop making excuses. So often I hear things like "I don't want to waste paper" or "I don't know what to draw" or "I haven't found a good tutorial" or "I don't want to study perspective" or any number of things along those lines. I'll be blunt and just put the answer out there now: get over it. If you want to be an artist, you have to do the work, end of story. And with all the time you've spent thinking, wondering, being uncertain, and searching for that magical art secret of power, you could have filled 10 pages in your sketchbook today and inc
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 3And now for the dramatic conclusion to the epic trilogy. Heroes will rise, bad habits will fall, in this last chapter we'll discuss how to focus your efforts and learn the most and improve quickly with your studies. If you missed them, click these links for Part One and Part Two. And now for...Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 31 year ago in Personal More Like This
WISDOM NUMBER THREE!!! Work smart and leave your comfort zone. This part is my qualifier for art school, tutorials, and educational resources in general, because they can be good, but only if you make them good. Once you've gotten in to the habit of drawing consistently, it's important to start being mindful of what you're drawing, how you're drawing it, and why you're drawing it. A key ingredient of success is hard work, but if that work isn't purposeful it might not move you
Create and Sell Motion Books on deviantARTCreate and Sell Motion Books on deviantART5 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Motion Books push the boundaries of storytelling to the extreme, turning the act and art of reading into something that extends well beyond the printed page. Madefire's powerful and adaptable Motion Book Tool is now in your hands, allowing you to create expressive stories where audio and visual artistry collide.
The Motion Book is an adventurous, energy-packed medium that empowers creators to reach for worlds unseen. When you submit your Motion Books to deviantART and share them with the world, they'll be showcased alongside some of the comic industry's greatest creators and publishers, right alongside characters like Batman, Optimus Prime, Rainbow Dash, and Hellboy!
Journal and Features #1Journal and Features #13 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Well , as you saw , I launched this group focused on 3 of my many addictions :
The MADEFIRE 's MotionBookTool , and the the motion books in general.
and The Live Streaming Sessions
Yeap , in all the cases the word is MOTION !!!
So welcome to :icone-Motion-Addiction: Please join the group
To enjoy these atworks please go on the deviation pages .
These Thumbs are just previews !
The real deviations are animated and/or interactive most of the time.
The artworks and the artists of this feature are not all in the group ... for the moment !
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 1So this has been on my mind a bit lately and I was just struck with the sudden urge to write about it. It's a bit long so I've broken it in to three parts, but if you're a beginning artist I would recommend reading through it, it might just get you aimed in the right direction.Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
This started a couple days ago when I was trolling facebook and someone had posted some artwork, and one of the comments was something along the lines of "Nice! What tutorial did you use for this?" which prompted an immediate and violent facedesk on my part. I hear things like this all the time and would like to help dispel some myths about learning art; so after 9 years of drawing and 3 years of hardcore education and study, here's what I've learned about how to get better at art:
WISDOM NUMBER ONE! Getting better demands consistent, hard work. That's it. That's the magical secret that great artists never seem to get to in their tutorials; it's that one pivotal thing that makes the difference between
FREEEEEEEE Drawing for YOU!!! Raffle Contest3 WILL WIN!!!FREEEEEEEE Drawing for YOU!!! Raffle Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Winner gets a drawing of themselves as any character they want (terms and conditions applied and subjected to change)
Very easy to join contest! All you have to do is:
Favorite this journal and comment bellow after doing so to be entered. Link this (post this page) on your own Journal, and the winner will be selected (randomly using a random generator).
I will screen cap and post the winning number from the page as proof: http://www.random.org/
ANYBODY CAN ENTER, You do not have to be a watcher!
Deadline is Feb 20 (minimum number of contestants must be 30 for the contest to go on)
Winners will be announced by end of February (earliest).
No cap limit for now. I will notify you (reply to your comment) once you are in.
Contestants will be listed in this post.
Feel free to ask if you have any questions.
*Read this: Terms and Conditions.
It will take me some time to do the drawing as I want to present to you my best work. What's the point of rushing it and not give you my best
Progress for dummiesorProgress for dummies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Take your art to higher lever in 4 simple steps!
For people who are serious about drawing and want to make career in art! And for me to stop getting questions on how to practice, or how do you get better
Are you stuck and don't know how to carry on making great art?
You just want to draw better?
If an answer to any of these questions is 'yes' then you might find this interesting...
Since the only thing I ever acknowledged myself good at is getting better I decided to share a couple of tricks.
I truly believe it works in every single case.
It's true. You can get out now or shut up and listen and get better.
(oh and do I need to mention that you need to draw a lot to get better?
I didn't draw a lot and still got better because I followed the steps listed below. But yeah, may not work without drawing a lot...)
Step 1. Honesty.
Be aware of your own limitations. They're usually bigger than you really think, despite what people say. I won't be talking about fals
The Basics of Comma UsageThis guide is meant to give you, as a writer, a thorough foundation in comma usage. I won't cover every use, but I will go over a majority of them, all of which are worth knowing.The Basics of Comma Usage3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As far as this tutorial's subject matter is concerned, I feel comfortable explaining about ninety percent of what follows. However, I want this to be as accurate as possible, so I've gone to other sources online to back me up (primarily to fill in the gaps of my knowledge in terminology). I've included the links to these sources immediately below as well as in the author's description. I will refer to them throughout the tutorial by their source number (Source 1, Source 2, etc). If you wish to better your grammar even further, I particularly recommend grammarbook.com (Sources 2 and 3). Note that all the examples I give in this tutorial were not taken from the sources; they are my own.
1) grammar.ccc.comnet.edu ("Conjunctions")
Send me Sci-fi/Space Art DD SuggestionsPlease help spread the word by adding this Blog to your FavsSend me Sci-fi/Space Art DD Suggestions2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I have just recently received the opportunity to become the "Science Fiction and Space Art" Community Volunteer Gallery Moderator here on deviantART.
I am looking for "Science Fiction and Space Art" deviations to feature as Daily Deviations, and you can help.
If you know of any submissions that you think should gain more exposure and be Featured as a Daily Deviation,
and they are "Science Fiction and/or Space Art"related, send me a DD Suggestion via note.
I have info on my front page regarding how to suggest a DD if you have any questions.
I would prefer suggestions for artists that have less exposure and little to no previous DD's,
but I am not against awarding a Daily Deviation to worthy art from a more well known and decorated artist.
I simply want to try to focus on putting a spotlight on lesser known artists that have amazing art to share, so that their work ma
George Pratt: Graphic Novel and Comic ShortsThese free videos are supplementary to The Art Department's Graphic Novels with George Pratt premium content series.George Pratt: Graphic Novel and Comic Shorts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
George Pratt: Definition of a Graphic Novel
George Pratt: Definition of a Comic Book
George Pratt: Sketchbook
George Pratt: Sketchbook Materials
George Pratt: Materials for Pen & Ink
George Pratt: Substrates for Watercolor and Pen & Ink
George Pratt: Reference
George Pratt: Story Development
George Pratt: Materials for Watercolor
Tips on getting your art more popularDay one until today I been in DA (Deviant-Art) for Almost a year now, I have come across thousands of unnoticed Artist around DA.Tips on getting your art more popular2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As a founder of the biggest advertising group, I want to help every artist, every dream, and everyone.
On December, 29, 2012. I started researching on "how to get your art notice and more popular, Not only on DA, but around the world.
I have come across lots of advertising websites, to test out which site can help you get most views and noticed results.
After 2 weeks of researching and comparing dates. I come to found out Reddit.com has the best Feature,Designs and sources to help you get your art more noticeable and gain more views.
What is reddit.com?
It's basically a free advertising website.
How to Advertise?
You basically just need to copy a link of your art in DA and submitted the link to advertise.
How does it h
CLOSED!!!! That's it, folks! The contest is over! If you've already made arrangements to submit a late entry then don't panic, please do so! If you only have a WIP still submit it now! I haven't quiiite added everything submitted to the collection just yet so don't stress but if you think I haven't seen it at all and worried I won't, please sent me a note linking to it! Also the stars just below are NOT accurate at all haha I haven't updated them what so ever.CLOSED!!!!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Judging will commence later on this week and the winners will be up by the end of the week! I'll give further instruction to that when I announce the winners! Thank you so much to everybody, you have no idea how hard this is going to be to pick out three winners- I'm so wishing we put in more prizes now! Your efforts are all astounding, your art is all incredible and every time I look over a picture it brings such a big smile to my face! Thank you so much!!
Art Books/ResourcesBecause I have a surprising numer of people asking about this (and since I deleted the original post), here are the books I would recommend the most for those studying art. I understand that books are expensive (they take the place of me not being able to take art classes/go to art school), so remember that the best way to learn is to practice from what you see around you!Art Books/Resources3 years ago in Personal More Like This
With that said, these are the ones I have personally used and either live by or would heavily suggest:
•The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - Betty Edwards (this book is absolutely brilliant for those of you just starting out. It's an ingenious resource if you haven't got your own way of doing things. It messed me up because I've been doing things and learning things my own way for years now, but for those of you getting back
PE: Badges of DeviantARTCommunity WeekPE: Badges of DeviantART2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Badges of deviantART, why are they given? What is their purpose in deviantART?
Most of us know these badges since we signed up in deviantart.
How did deviantART come up with the idea to create badges? Any background stories?
"Badges started out as merit badges for deviantART staff. They were only available to staff for special accomplishments like merit badges for the boy scouts. We started making them available to members by way of special events like our 10th birthday bash and hidden pageviews. They gained a lot of popularity about 3 years ago with the introduction of the llama badge system for our annual April fools prank. The rest is history, you guys can't seem to get enough of them. "
"The first badge was an april fools joke, the llama badge, free to give and they would evolve the more you received.
They were so well received,
Draw my OC contest [HURRY UP! Only 1 week left!!]Facebook Twitter Youtube TumblrDraw my OC contest [HURRY UP! Only 1 week left!!]1 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Ok last time we had fun with "Draw YOUR OC contest"
Lot of you enjoyed and joined!
I saw many great designs and it was a really good experience!
That's why this time I wanted to repeat it with my OCs. However I chosen only one of them.
The one I'm more attached with this period of time.
Draw MY Original Character contest
My opinion in Cloudycai ( Mordecai x CJ )So well, a lot of people ask me why I dislike Cloudycai. I’m gonna say why, but first of all, remember: I’m NOT insulting the fans of this shipping. I’m just saying my opinion about it. It’s okay if you don’t agree with me.My opinion in Cloudycai ( Mordecai x CJ )6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Okay.. Why do I dislike Cloudycai?
1. Well… You will hate me for saying this, but… *sighs* I think this shipping is cliché. *waiting for people being mean at me* Why do I think this? Well, let’s see: A boy ( Mordecai ) is in love with a girl ( Margaret ). But the girl doesn’t like the boy back. So, he moves on and starts dating another girl ( CJ ) that is a LOT better than his love interest. The other girl is TOTALLY perfect: the boy and her have the similar hobbies, likes and dislikes, etc. Seriously, I’ve seen shippings like these in many TV shows, like Adventure Time. I mean, Finn loves Bubblegum, but she doesn’t like him back. Then, he meets Flame Princess, that is the