Time to begin promoting YOU! [IMPORTANT]It's Time to begin promoting some artists, FB page has almost 1000 Likes and the Channel has 500+ Subscribers so we can start with this! (if you are interested fav this or comment)
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/dexelkyr
Facebook Page :
Heya there guys!
I realized we almost reached 1000 likes on Facebook and 500 Subscribers on YouTube, so i want to start promoting some artists right NOW! I've been in the first 8 videos; enough for me, now it's your turn!
Hence, here is what i thought: i could use my YouTube Channel to feature and promote unrecognized talents, to start. This "series" or whatever you call it could have regular episodes, and will be totally focused on promoting you!
I could make a kind-of Vlog in which i tell you about some ideas i have, so that you can tell me your opinion *-*
Here is a List of ideas i got for the name of the series i already told y
Helpful Habits for CommissionersA lot of people have been asking me to write up something on the topic of taking and pricing commissions like I did with conventions, so here you go!Helpful Habits for Commissioners2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So what is a commission? If you didn't already know, a commission in way I will be discussing is when a person pay for an artist to draw them something. Neato, right? Money for art, couldn't be better.
Well there are a few catches to this art thing professionally and non-professionally; especially on an amateur level. First off, you wont get paid nearly what you should be getting paid...so if your motivation is money... you should pick a different field of interest. Second, you need to build your people skills. Third money management is key. Fourth, time management or cry in a corner.
Let's discuss the first point, not getting paid enough! Illustrators and professional artists in the industry are currently getting paid the same rates as they were 50 years ago... the exact same. Inflation has not touched the art field so we are making less
Manga and ArtAs some of you people may know i study german and art in germany, in dortmund to be more concrete.Manga and Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and today happend to be a day where i could present my stuff. im not sure if people form different countries a familiar with that problem, but in germany manga is very unpopular in university if you study art :/
but i managed to show my manga related work in advance, so i knew its not the favourite stuff my prof sees but i wont be laughed at or something.
i wasnt really sure anyway,because i had in mind that maybe there waas a chance that i could participate to get my work presented in a museum along the work of other students.
Well ,before i showed my stuff i spoke with an elder student, who already had the bachelor.
it was really ...i dont know,like depressing. i argued with her,that i can guess that manga-related art has never been shown in the echibition i wanted to participate,so that might something new for everyone,but she replied that the teachers at university woldnt be lik
NEW YEAR RESOLOUTIONNEW YEAR RESOLOUTION 1 year ago in Personal Journal More Like This
This year has been a pretty troublesome year for me!
A lot has happened, and I have been struggling greatly.
But even so this happened to be my most productive year with all these commissions!
So for that I´m happy! ////v\\\\
I never wrote down resolution/wishes like this before, so it will be fun to see by the end of 2015 how much have happened! ♥♥♥
Make a Ref for Yami, Lumiie and Maria!! ♥
Make at least 5 picture with background. *huff huff*
Introduce my Closed species! //////
Stop with all these snacks. Only on Holidays now!! Ò3O
BEAT THE FRIGGIN INCUBATOR GAME AND GET TO THE MADOKA STAGE LIKE OMG I HAVE PLAYED THIS SINCE I WAS LIKE 14 YEARS OLD AND YET TO BEAT IT ---> http://www27113u.sakura.ne.jp/incubator/incubatore.html
Do at least 3 ATs!
On depressionYou go to an art website and you see plenty of this. It seems that artists are particularly prone to it, I don't know. Then, there is this depression awareness movement. It's good that it exist, but to be completely honest with you, I've grown tired of hearing about the same thing all over again, and also that the elaborate depression guides are lacking an important detail. Important to me, anyway.On depression7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You've had some shit in your life, but is it always all about what people do and say to you? I think it isn't. Maybe the reason you have depression is because you have an incurable disease or cancer, or both and you don't know it yet. These things can go unnoticed for years. Maybe you're just too busy to notice, and you'd rather blame your stressful life, because we tend to go for the easiest explanations.
I wonder why the depression awareness movement, these pages and info-graphics never advise getting physical exam and tests done? Just to rule the physical disease out at least, you know?
Style Strugglerecently i have some issues with what i like the most in drawing. When i found Katsura Hoshinos (artist of D.Gray-Man) Instagram i started following her,lucky to see, that she was still active.Style Struggle1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Looking at her beautiful work it became highly motivated to work on ...like classical manga-like pictures, u know what i mean right xD?.
But days later on dA frontpage there was it again, an artwork of sakimichan .
to me, both styles have something i really wanna master. Katsura Hoshino for telling storys,and sakimichans for doing good digital artwork.
But wanting to learn both,i'm afraid of unlearnig one thing while practicing the other.
Since i worked digitally the last weeks, i tried to do something with lineart,and it felt a bit more difficult...maybe i just surmised it, since i'm convinced that practicing in every way is good for everything xD
any how, i wondered if you were ever faced with wanting to learn some style,that is comple
TTTTTTTTTTTTTTagged by :icoyoitemiha:TTTTTTTTTTTTT2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
1. Who inspires you to draw?
Anyone who draws beautifully, I get inspired easily haha .
I love Renaissance artists themost
2. Who do you look up to on dA?
A lot ;w; I can't chose just one :iconlazycryplz:
3. Do you often daydream?
pff, I am a space cadet
4. Do you love to cosplay?
YES!! I want to cosplay once in my life :iconpapmingplz:
5. Self taught or took classes?
6. how did you find out about dA?
through another art site I joined years ago
7. If I give you a paper and pencil then ask you NOT to draw on it and leave, will you listen?
I bought a notebook HAHA!!
8. Horror fan?
I'm more into gorn, but...
9. Would you prefer Windows 7 or 8?
7 for now haha
10. Name your favorite quote:
Non ducor, duco ((I am not led, I lead))
1. If you have the chance to be an anime character, what role in the story will you have?
2. You are given a chance to make one
Carciphona rubber charms!Carciphona rubber charms!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Carciphona rubber charms are up on my shop! http://shilin.storenvy.com
These are soft rubber charms, 1.5” tall and 0.15” thick. Each charm comes with a strap and a removable dust plug. The plug can be plugged into the headphones jack of devices like cell phones, 3DS, ipod, etc. If you want to use these as zipper charms and key chains, just remove the plug!
Characters are from my manga, Carciphona.
Shipping prices for any number of charms:
- $1.8 to Canada (wow finally one thing canadians don’t get screwed over on)
- $5 to USA
- $7 to everywhere else
Sorry people from outside of Canada/USA ): however you can get FREE SHIPPING on this item if you buy it wi
There's someone I dislike so much here! TwThaha, kidding!! ((got your attention isn't it? sorry about that ))There's someone I dislike so much here! TwT2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
tagged by :iconitachixshana:
1. What was your biggest achievement this year?
to be able to draw better, have more friends and have more people who like PM/SSAF
2. What are your resolutions for next year?
I want to improve more and have a smooth job
3. Do you have a show you absolutely loved this year?
Shingeki no Kyojin and Hetalia: the beautiful world
4. Your favorite artist asks if you want to do a collab with them, what is your reaction?
I'll be glad of course! It's my fave artist after all
But I'm not into the extroverted type of happiness
5. Is there a song you're addicted to at the moment?
Call Your Name (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ9kKyo40PY) and The Beginning ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh9yZWeTmVM)
6. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
To be able to fly.
7. Change your pho
Twas The Night Before Christmas,Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the postTwas The Night Before Christmas,2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not a creature was stirring, not even a ghost
I am three thousand miles away from my home
But with all of this joy why feel alone?
The library is closed, the service club's dead,
No movies to play, I am losing my head
A little to drink will bring me some cheer
There is not a joint open to buy one cold beer
All the happy voices I hear in this place
The last two I met fell flat on their face
I can tell they have love for all within sight
Just drop a nickel, you'll see a good fight
It's the same old story time after time
What men will do for only a dime
The guard is walking his post, his arm torn
And cursing the day he ever was born
He thinks of the past and all of the bliss
They told him he'd have if he would enlist
We can't go to sleep when all you hear is a bam
This loveliest Christmas, I don't give a damn
What this all boils down to is simple to say
I am in the U.S. Army and that's all the way
CSS and Skinning ResourcesCSS and Skinning Resources4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Many people may have ideas about journal skins, or how they want their gallery folders to look.
FAQs on this topic;
Starting with dA CSS by ginkgografix
eCSSited #eCSSited is a group dedicated to the world of deviant CSS (and HTML). Its main purpose is to help deviants customize their journals and galleries. The group aims to be your first choice CSS resource, collecting useful tutorials and guides.
#deviantCSS is a full CSS and HTML resource/guide r
My deviantART StoryNo need for words, but here's a little glimpse of what my story has been like through art:My deviantART Story2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Starting out with this deviation... More than 2 years ago...
My first ever artwork to hit the front page, under Popular category, just three months into dA
Finally bought some tools for myself, including my tablet and some pencils.
Experimenting with the new tablet and the tools.
Experienced drawing emotinally, loss of a friend on dA....
Met Eddy-Shinjuku , my mentor for all things digital. Created this piece.
My first succesful anime 3D Attempt, which made things go viral for the first time in my life on dA. Soon after I drew all kin
An ObservationIt's really funny to me the interactions I have with people in varying environments and the different reactions I receive from people based on their perceptions. Take for instance Deviantart, which I find most interesting. Some of you create an entire persona for me based on my art style, skill level, number of page views, and watcher count. I know for a fact that there are some of you who have the misconception that I believe I am above common folk and the very air I walk on is blessed. Some people also think I'm very cool and talented and you wish you could be me. Little do you know I am the biggest dork to have ever graced this planet, second only to the dorkiest of dorks Bella. True I do not respond to every comment, but I try to respond to the comments that aren't one of the following: "Cute!" "Love it!" "Awesome Work!". DONT GET ME WRONG THOSE COMMENTS STILL MAKE ME SMILE LIKE A PUPPY WITH A NEW BONE TO CHEW! However, all I can really say to them is "Thanks!". Then after anAn Observation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some more tips to FreelancingJust over a year ago, I compiled a small list of things you need to get started as a Freelance artist.Some more tips to Freelancing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's accelerate a little bit, and assume that now you're in the business and have a pretty good groove going. While the core principles are still paramount to anything else, here are some quick one-shot tidbits of information that will assuredly save your bacon.
Back up everything, including the backups.
When working digitally, it's so easy to accidentally delete something off your hard drive and be unable to get it back. I've done this a few times myself. Even had entire hard drives fail on me. But it has been a very, very long time since the last time I had to redo an image from the start. Sure, I've had crashes that put me back an hour, I've merged layers together in a manner that ruins my work flow and makes the file unusable. But fixing these issues isn't nearly as painful
Some PeopleLol my friend just showed me this string of tumblr posts about this artist ranting over one of her commissioners and I just kinda lost it. Seriously, an artist complaining about her commissioners shouldn't get commissions. That person commissioning you is your fan, not just your fan, a REALLY BIG fan willing to pay you to draw. There are a thousand million other artists but they chose you.Some People2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To me a commission is the biggest compliment ever. Some one likes my art well enough they are willing to pay me to do what I love. I don't care if I have the pickest, most complaining, whiniest commissioner ever. The fact they wanted my artwork is good enough for me to tolerate any level of shit. Sure more difficult commissioners who want a thousand changes I might charge extra for the extra work but I sure as hell am going to be polite and kind to them! I would never complain about them openly.
The gall of some people, I just.... ಠ_ಠ
IM IN JAPANskjfhshfsjfhijsfb :iconifaintplz:IM IN JAPAN8 months ago in Personal More Like This
From the 25th of June to 3rd of July I´m going to be in Japan, Tokyo Shinjuku prefecture!
Until that time no YT videos/streams/art will happen, so sorry for the inconvenience!
If you want to see what I´m up you can follow me on Instagram !
I´ll try to upload photos whenever I can of my stay and experiences in Japan!
Food, buildings, clothes, anime stuff, nature etc ahaha ♥
See you when I get back!
Q and A ZeronisSup guys and girls!Q and A Zeronis1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, I want to apologize for not responding to you guys. I get piles of comments and notes on this account.
I know I've been getting many questions via PM and notes on DA and Facebook, but I haven't been able to answer them all. I do read them so keep commenting and sending notes!
I would like to have the opportunity for all to ask me common questions about me or anything art and game related here. I'll look through the comments and update this Journal Entry with new Q&A.
Only request is that you ask some relevant questions and not something too personal and inappropriate.
With that said, ask away!
1. What type of Program do you use? What tablet do you use?I use Adobe Photoshop CS5. I have tried couple other programs like SAI, Alias Sketchbook Pro, and Painter X, but photoshop has all the tools I need to create art.I have Wacom Intuos 5 and Wacome Cintiq 22UX mounted on ergotron arm.
2. How long does it take to complete
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?3 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
Minimum Wage ArtistsTo my fellow artists, creatives, illustrators, and concept designers,Minimum Wage Artists3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Do not work for less than minimum wage.
Companies like Fantasy Flight Games ask artists to do a fully painted illustration and sign away nearly all rights to that piece for just $100. That is rude, disgraceful, and downright wrong. We need to bring this to light so it can stop.
For a company pulling in tens of millions of dollars in revenue annually, surely they are capable of paying their freelance artists a reasonable rate.
$100, assuming the average artist will take around 15 hours to complete the work (factoring in communication, research, revisions, actual painting, and invoicing), will earn the artist somewhere around $7/hour, less than the current US federal minimum wage.
Read the rest of the article here: https://medium.com/noahbradley/minimum-wage-artists-4f8e00024a4
Site Update: Help Desk Closure, Manage FavouritesIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Help Desk Closure, Manage Favourites2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Help Desk Closure, July 4th
In honor of Independence Day in the United States, the Help Desk will be closed on Friday, July 4th. We'll be back to our normal business hours on Monday, July 7th. Please keep in mind that due to this extended weekend, there will be some delays in ticket responses upon our reopening. Any tickets filed will be attended to as soon as possible.
Trying to view comments left on a file in Sta.sh after that file was submitted as a deviation would redirect to an error page, rather than displaying the Sta.sh comments. Fixed
Good Characterdesign?wow, its been a while since the last journal updateGood Characterdesign?7 months ago in Personal More Like This
and i just wanted to all of you expressing you opinion on that digital/traditional thing so thank you >u<
Lately i am working on a shortstory and the basic plot is done..but i have extreme difficulities when it comes to dialogues. I think it might be connected with the fact that my characters are not really well thought out yet.
But honestly i can't really tell what a well thought character looks like....when i think about characters like sora of kingdom hearts i would say i really like it, but i guess i think so just because i am used to it and it reminds me of my childhood :'D
same goes with Allen of D.Gray-man.
I could not really say those characters are super authentic, because the problems they are dealing with are a bit far outside of my everyday life, so i just accept the way they are acting xD
Wacom tablet: common problems and solutionsIf you have a Wacom digital tablet, and you use it a lot, you may occasionally encounter unexpected problems. Have your brush dynamics stopped working? Is your screen mapping incorrect (cursor does not reach all fours edges of display area)? Do you experience intermittent cursor movement or none at all? Do you suffer from unexpected clicking? For Intermittent cursor or unexpected clicking, jump to step 4. Otherwise let's start with some simple steps that often help.Wacom tablet: common problems and solutions4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) The simplest thing to try is rebooting your computer (and also restart your drawing program.)
2) If any new software was recently installed, it might be causing a conflict. Did the symptoms begin on the same day the new software was installed? Try uninstalling it.
3) The next step is to uninstall and reinstall the Wacom drivers. Uninstall all drivers including drivers for previous tablets. Previous drivers can cause conflicts. Disconnect your tablet and reinstall the correct drivers. Be su
The Truth about CommissionsIt's hard to say when someone's overpriced. You look at a price and cringe because it's way out of your budget, but have you ever thought about what you're really paying for? Skill, yes, but also time.The Truth about Commissions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just took a good look at my commission prices, and realized that if I were a company, the government would arrest me for slave labor. Think about it this way:
Minimum wage in the United States (where I am) is currently at $7.25 an hour.
Better practice says that for every 4 hours of work, you get a 15 minute break.
Companies are now being demanded to provide benefits for employees, especially under Obamacare.
Now, take a look at this.
My average wage on all my commissions is about $1.44 an hour. My max wage, the full-color full-body picture, comes in at about $3.25 an hour.
When I work on a commission, it's my policy to finish it in one sitting if at all possible. Half the time I don't eve
Deviantartist Questionnaire#deviantartistquestionnaireDeviantartist Questionnaire6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Ten-- wait a minute, TWELVE YEARS?!
What does your username mean?
Contrary to popular belief, it's not I know right. Actually IKR are the initials of my old
weeaboartistic name, Izumi K Rukawa.
Describe yourself in three words.
I know right? *ba-dum tsss* :iconlazyposeplz:
Just kidding. I think You tried song suits me best ٩( ᐛ )و
Are you left or right handed?
What was your first deviation?
I had to un-storage these and it was painful because they were already buried deep in my memory.
All of them were submitted on my first day in DA.
What is your favourite type of art to create?
Digital art. I have a preference for letting things get out of my chest as soon as
about planning a storyfinally i have got holidays x3 and since i want to use the free time i am now about to plan a story to make my first doujinshi *_* but i always end in thinking too much about the direction i want to go. i want to do something authentic, but on the other hand it will be my first story so maybe i have set a too high standard to begin with, because it can be really bounding...but its also my goal and what i want to work with.about planning a story2 years ago in Personal More Like This
to be more clear i am working on a BL story with more like genuine content, that may help people to be more confident about themselves
Naahh do you guys have any tips for writing a story without stopping any minute and thinking about the sense of your work x'D?
Oh yes, in case you didnt know, i have ot a facebook page :3
its called kite, because this was my first nickname like ever https://www.facebook.com/Kite92
im sorry i often post there ingerman langauge, too :')
ill try to be more bilingual i future