Thanks for the past, present and futureI knew that the time would come, and I am so sorry, I was hoping it would be later in the future, but it is here: I can not thank you as I would like anymore. I have 4000 friends who follow my work and hundreds of fav every day (and that makes me great pleasure). Until today I wanted to tell you directly how I', grateful, but now I work 1 or 2 hours at the computer to thank, and commitments will not let me anymore. Definitely I will continue to respond to comments, but right now I want to thanks in advance all those who want to add my drawings to their collection and want to add my name to the list of friends.
I take this opportunity to share with you some of the best moments I have experienced in recent months:
Some articles about my designs have been published on the website of this newspaper:
Dailymail online 13 marzo 2013
Mirror online 13 marzo 2013
How to Stay Inspired and Focused on Your WritingLiterature Basics WeekHow to Stay Inspired and Focused on Your Writing8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Our world is so full of noise and distraction. It’s no wonder “Walden” is a classic—Thoreau had time and quiet in which to write it! And plenty of inspiration from nature.
So how do we focus, as writers, on our craft? Even if it’s our passion, sometimes it takes a lot of effort to sit down and just write—especially if we struggle with attention or hyperactivity, whether diagnosed or not.
As someone who has studied both academic writing and reading in college and graduate school, and a veteran of National Poetry Writing Month for 7 years and National Novel Writing Month for one, I can attest that intentional writing, for fun or for a grade, is not easy to focus on, especially without a good writing environment.
So what to do? Many professional writers will tell you just one simple thing: write. James Patterson said, “The trick is making writing into a daily habit. Same time. Same place. Same hot beverage of choice.
Creating Space in Traditional ArtCreating the illusion of spaceCreating Space in Traditional Art10 months ago in Personal More Like This
“Far beyond where the horizon lies, and the land sinks into mellow blueness...”
This lyric from one of my favorite songs in the Broadway musical “Godspell” is a great thing to keep in mind as we delve into the subject of creating space in two-dimensional art.
We know it's not really creating space; a two-dimensional surface occupies only a single plane. When we make an image, we are actually creating the illusion of space. This distinction prompted a playful piece from surrealist painter Rene Magritte, called “The Treachery of Images” ( you can look at the painting here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Treachery_of_Images ).
“This is not a pipe,” it declares; it is just a picture of a pipe. We will not be creating space; just an image of space --- an illusion.
Landscape (deep space) &
Elements And Principles--Art 101I wrote this article for my members at ManipulateThis when I found that most of them had no idea what I was speaking about when I try to explain something in their deviation concerning a principle or element of design. So, since this is PhotoManipulation month, I thought I'd educate those of you who did not know about the Elements And Principles of design, and how to use the Elements to help you add pizazz to your deviations.Elements And Principles--Art 1012 years ago in Personal More Like This
Elements and Principles of Design
Question: What is meant by the Elements and Principles of Design?
Answer: Elements are the parts of a design, and the Principles are ways to use the parts.</b>
All art is comprised of Elements being arranged following the rules set by the Principles. Knowing the Elements and Principles can help you create more dynamic images. You must know and understand the rules that the Principles are based on before you can break away from them.
Common Misconceptions: Traditional ArtFirst of all, hello! It's been almost a year since I contributed a blog post to this lovely group so I want to say hi I'm back folks! I have a lot of artsy things to share with you all that I've learned (and am still learning) so hang on tight! While I was thinking what to write as my first topic, I decided to kind of go back to the beginning as far as our thinking as artists goes in the creation process. I've come up with a short series called "Common Misconceptions" just to debunk some myths and misguided trends that are so often part of what we experience as we grow. This first "Common Misconceptions" topic will focus on traditional art.Common Misconceptions: Traditional Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Traditional is better than digital because it takes more talent and skill
WRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONG. Did I say that was wrong, I'll say it again for emphasis WRONG! Like all mediums, digital art is simply different than traditional art in the same way photography is different than fi
Allpose: *Last* last call for booksIf you ordered books from me, they should be going out within the next 5 days.Allpose: *Last* last call for books2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SORRY IT'S TAKING SO LONG!! USPS raised their rates for people outside the US and I have to make sure I have shipping for everyone in one action. Thank you everyone for your patience. I love you all. (it's true)
I wasn't able to get rid of these books as easily as I was thinking...so I still have them.
I'm running low on the couples books but I still have plenty of the rest.
I'm open back up and would really like to sell them all. Please! 8D
They're super useful and I really want to see people use them. So stop by the store!
The USPS did away with surface to air shipping overseas. That means I, unfortunately, have to charge an additional $40+ to anyone outside of the US (except for Canada, I think). So be aware of that.
How is everyone doing, btw? ...school started and everything else!
Djwaglmuffin on Storenvy
The Ultimate DaArt Styles- An Artist Horror Story.Once upon a time, on a little internet island named dA there lived a naked tribe of artists. They dressed in nakedness and painted themselves with bodypaint, revelling in their creativity and their nakedness.The Ultimate DaArt Styles- An Artist Horror Story.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
One day, the most clever of the artists, who also had the biggest head, created a magical tool called the 'airbrush' tool. And it was wonderful. With this new tool he painted portraits and artwork on his naked hiney. All the other naked tribesmen and uncensored women rounded round his round posterior to gaze and marvel at the creations.
One of the tribesmen spoke... 'I wish to do the same as our most clever, and big-headed kinsman, where can I illegaly download this airbrush tool so that I too may paint portraits of my favourite anime characters, game characters and ponies?' The most clever of the artists replied, and he shared his secrets, and soon, all of the tribe, with various levels of skill, adorned their peachy posteriors with pedantically painted portraits of people, and a
ProjectEducate: Copyright & 1st Publication RiCopyrighting and First Publication RightsProjectEducate: Copyright & 1st Publication Ri4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As a part of projecteducate, the literature gallery moderators will be posting a series of news articles about the literature community and gallery here on deviantART, as well as literature in general. We will be covering various topics that we feel deserve more exposure. Tonight, it's time to talk about copyrighting your writing, and what it means to share your writing online if you'd like to get it published too.
Copyrighting your Writing:
The basics of Copyright
All original works on deviantART are the legal property of the artist who submits them. This means that when you submit any kind of writing as a deviation to deviantART, its yours and you retain all rights to it. The site does not own it, nor can anyone use it or repost it without your permission. Basically, all that intimidating Submission Agreement (the lengthy page of writing you agreed to when submitting for the first time)
A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw A common struggle an artist stumbles upon on his way to a triumphant drawing style is when he is just beginning to draw. That is something I, a 14-year old writer learned after a year of practicing illustration, a field that is quite new for someone who uses a pen to write prose, poems, and stories, and not to draw.A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Probably like some of you here, I started drawing after seeing characters on the television and tried to imitate them. At first, I found any drawing I made so wonderful, brilliant, great, etcetera, etcetera… [Oh well..] until a passerby badmouthed my works. At first it was hard to believe that my highly treasured works were actually that bad.
But when I looked again on my drawings, I realized that there is a lot more I can do to make things better than they were. Yet my interpretation of getting better was quite different. I bought lots of books on anatomy, perspectiv
PE - Animation - Preproduction OverviewVisual DevelopmentPE - Animation - Preproduction Overview3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
After writing comes the art! Typically, you've probably sketched something beforehand, especially for any treatments and pitches.
So now we move on to the part everyone seems to get excited over: Visual Development.
Stage 2 - Visual Development
I will talk about a few processes here, and you dont need to do them all, however the more preparation before your production the smoother it tends to run. Especially in large studios where the departments are seperate.
Blue Sky is a process that, if used, will always begin a project. The goal of Blue Sky is to free the mind to all possibilities despite however crazy they are, in Blue Sky thinking, anything goes. The other way to start a project is to be approached by a writer, they will often have ideas for the look of certain things and will more than likely have descriptions of scenes and characters as part of the script or screenplay.
So if you don’t have a
Before you throw that pity party read thisBeing in touch with your weaknesses is important in order to grow as an artist, but are you so hung up on what you can’t do well that it’s holding you back? I'm not talking about the intermittent (or frequent) attacks of complete blockage, or even lack of inspiration, but full out pity parties.Before you throw that pity party read this2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve seen far too many people on dA who post exercise after exercise, writing in the artist comments that once again they’ve failed, they’ve read hundreds of books, studied the masters for so many years, and they still cannot draw a photorealist rending of a man’s head. First of all let me say that I highly respect “self taught” artists and I’m not discouraging anyone who chooses (or must) go that route. However, setting realistic goals and finding your niche is extremely important. Let me say this: not everyone will be able to paint like a Baroque period artist! But that doesn't mean you can't be a painter, it just means
PE: SculpturesPE: Sculptures2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What are Sculptures?
Sculptures are the visual arts that operates in three dimensions, and one of the plastic arts. They come in various colors, shapes and sizes, and together with carving, assembled by welding, modelling, molded, or cast.
What can I make with Scuptures?
A simple answer: Anything you want to!
and other things.
Types of Sculpting
Edd Gould passed away.Edd Gould, an internet animator responsible for many shorts you've probably seen on youtube, passed away on March 25th. For a long time he had been battling cancer, and unfortunately the cancer ultimately won. Please take a moment and look through his collection of videos and leave comments wishing "Edd's World" the best in going forward without him. http://www.youtube.com/user/eddsworld/videosEdd Gould passed away.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How I started in art, how I studied and surviveInterview by KhidirIshitar:How I started in art, how I studied and survive1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I want to say firstly thank you for making such a group :iconartistshospital: in the first place, while I haven't made much progress I know that I have a solid resource to build a strong foundation on for practicing art.
I had a few questions for you about art and drawing in general(that I can't remember of course) if you didn't mind.
A: It's an honor to have those questions asked to me, now I finally get the time to sit down and answer them. Hope that my life experience can help to keep some inspired and keep going.
how you started off with an interest in art, animation, and the like?
A: Oh, I am one of those... uh, born drawing girl. Everyone has a different start, I was entranced by newspaper comics ever since I was a baby. I could sit there and STARE at the pictures for hours, my mom still talks about how she wondered what I was staring at. When I co
PE: How art can heal.What´s art?PE: How art can heal.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Art is a way of showing other people your personality, your feelings and happenings you liked at most. Also in fan art your art is different as anyone elses art because you are unique in person.
But how can art heal ill people?
Art makes you feel better. You don´t sit in a room and wait of the day you are healed. You have fun, the time pass by. You feel better by doing art. It heals the spirit in you but not the body.
The body have to be helped by medicine or when needed by doctors in hospitals. It is a long process to go thought. But why going thought the process with boredom when there are many ways to make it better?
Amazing Articles where art helped people:
Does Art heal?
Art can help patients heal.
PE :Artistic ExcusesYou know, everywhere in the world, inspiration strikes, new artists are born, and new styles are born. We all start as beginners and take our time...but then certain points...there are times when we feel a certain way about our art. Some people don't think that they cannot get better when you know you can. Some people feel they should quit....when you can keep going. Some people feel like you're nothing...when you are something...those things are called excuses...there is no excuse why you cannot accomplish your goals to become an artist. The quotes you see oftenPE :Artistic Excuses1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"OMG! Your art is so cute!"
"That is awesome!"
"I love your art"
"Your art is very cool and different."
That alone should motivate you to keep going. But if you still feel weary of your art and if you still feel like your art cannot get better even after comments that should motivate your to keep going, here's a guide to help you out and a guide of excuses that are often shown w
Live Action Toy Story? The newest, coolest viral!Some geniuses have made a 'Live Action Toy Story' and posted it on YouTube.Live Action Toy Story? The newest, coolest viral!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The whole thing.
Shot for shot.
That's some fanaticism!
You can watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G0j_Huv2Fg - it took around 30 people 3 years to create! However, I'm sure it's worth it! Millions of people are tuning in to watch Toy Story be performed by actual toys!
The whole thing is shot for shot accurate. There's accurate sets, characters, action, lighting... dogs. This level of dedication makes the rest of us fans look like disinterested bystanders... And, might I add,they cast most of the toys' characters PERFECTLY!
Interesting fact, Disney's seen it, and given it their blessing! Apparently Disney gave them both permission to distribute it on YouTube, and a free trip to Pixar Animation Studios!
Skillshare Landscape Painting ClassHey everyone!Skillshare Landscape Painting Class1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm glad to announce that my first Skillshare class is online! In this online class I will teach you step by step how I created this image, from sketch to finish!
Sign up here: http://skl.sh/Ot31qA.
I will cover all the steps from gathering references to sketching, painting, texturing and lighting. The class encourages you to try your own landscapes and I will be going through the student projects to give you feedback and help!
It's only 15£ for the class!
REPORT FROM DA HQ - dA's reporting system and pornREPORT FROM DA HQ - dA's reporting system and porn4 years ago in Personal More Like This
deviantART loves you
The most repeating complaints, suggestions and questions we gathered from the community and that we later presented to the dA's $taff were connected with the dA's content and the reporting system.
From what we've seen people are sick and tired of pornography, "art theft" and with how slow everything is dealt with.
In the first part of this journal I'm going to try and explain some things about art, nudity and pornography and then, in a separate section, answer the questions we asked the $taff about the reporting system. I highly recommend you to read the both parts (even though it might be a bit long) as my reasoning might make you think more about the topic and maybe lead to an interesting discussion afterwards.
If you'd like to skip directly to the questions anyway, scroll down to a strip made of this icon :iconmeowscrollplz: and continue reading.
"Art theft" is going to
Culpeo babbles: Childhood OdditiesOdd topics require odd titles.Culpeo babbles: Childhood Oddities2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This journal exists because the other one's getting old and i needed something to keep this interesting. Also, the amateurish journal skin i created years ago annoys me and since i'm an absolute N00b when it comes to CSS i thought it would be best to finally remove it.
The last nights i was biking through our town to do nightshift (i love doing that. Not a single soul around and you realise how quiet even the civilised parts of the world can get) and while letting my thoughts flow i was grabbed by some intense nostalgia for some reason. I remembered my childhood especially and....how ridiculously naive i used to be back then. The way i saw the world, all the things i had to learn and understand first (the very anatomy of „sarcasm" for example).
I remembered some cases that appear especially wondrous to me nowadays when i think about it so i thought it would be funny if i share some of them.
Childhood Oddity 1:
Black and white television.
I grew up
So you've decided to talk to an artistHey everybody, this is going around over on tumblr, but I feel like it's just as relevant here and it's a really good informational post for people that have/want to have good dealings and interactions with online artists. Because seriously, these are really good things to know. (I mean, I've been pestered by almost all of these at some point or another, and if people had read these they might have saved me a lot of annoyance) So give it a read if you'd like. The original post comes from www.phantom42.tumblr.comSo you've decided to talk to an artist1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Don’t tell an artist, “SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!" or "I would totally buy that!" if you’re not ready and/or willing to back it up with an actual purchase. Artists love that you love the piece, but often produce pieces/quantities based on apparent interest and potential customers. Gauges of potential buyers and gauges of general interest are both very important, but they are very different.
You Are Not Your ArtNew blog post- ruminations on art, worth, love, God, ogres, and comic conYou Are Not Your Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Project Educate - Animation - Pipeline Stage 1Project Educate - The Animation PipelineProject Educate - Animation - Pipeline Stage 13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Animation Pipeline in a thorough and highly detailed process from the start to the end of an animation, most particularly those with narrative.
I am writing this article to help those who don’t know understand the huge process in making animations, and such pipelines also run the same vein for films, tv, video games and any other similar media.
There are three main stages of the Pipeline - Pre-production, Production and Post-Production. After that it's in your hands, the audience, and the culmination of potentially years or decades of work can be shown in minutes.
The first step is pre-production. This is where everything happens literally before production (as the name cleverly suggests!) and involves a lot of reworking, experimentation, writing, rewriting, recording and lots of drawing.
Stage 1 - The Written Story, Treatments, Loglines and Scripts.<
Masters of Anatomy.Have you guys heard of Masters of Anatomy?Masters of Anatomy.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"Masters of Anatomy is a one-of-a-kind anatomy book drawn by 100 animators, illustrators and comic book artists. It features work from world-class artists like Joe Madureira, Adam Hughes, Kim Jung Gi, Humberto Ramos, Francisco Herrera, Pascal Campion, Florian Satzinger, Warren Louw, Loish and many others. The result is a volume unlike anything that exists today. A must have for any aspiring artist; digital or traditional. OVER $530,000 on Kickstarter! Orders will open April 15th."
I JUST finished my submission for the book.
When you get a chance, you should check out the Facebook page! It's well worth it to see the incredible medley of artist Suny Man got to participate in this.
Great job Suny!
Artist's Toolbox: Origami ToolsOrigami ToolsArtist's Toolbox: Origami Tools2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Origami is not just about paper and paper folding, even though that is what it appears like from the outside! In fact, there are many other tools associated with origami, other than paper. This article aims to focus on the variety of tools that may be used for origami. For an article on the different kinds of paper that you can use for origami, please feel free to read it here.
You do not have to use any of the tools described below, but some of these tools may aid you with origami, whether you are simply preparing the materials, or in the process of folding the paper:
A Paper Cutter is essential if you do not want to buy pre-cut square paper, as paper cutters make it easier to cut many sheets of paper more precisely and accurately. These paper cutters come in two types: guillotine and razor.
Other Paper Cutting Tools