Get an Art Education Without Expensive Art SchoolsAs much as I love my school, Academy of Art University, it's not necessary to attend a special art school in order to learn about art. Because of the internet, there are plenty of resources available for those who are self-motivated and eager to learn.Get an Art Education Without Expensive Art Schools2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll start with some of the cheapest resources, ending with more expensive ones:
1. Blogs, podcasts and livestreams. Most professional artists keep blogs, and these things are free treasure troves of information. The best blogs don't only show off art, they also give tips about the business of art and introduce you to new resources. Try starting with Muddy Colors, a super informative blog run by several professional painters and sculptors: http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/ For podcasts, check out Chris Oatley's artcast: http://chrisoatley.com/category/podcasts/ Also check out the Awesome Horse Studios livestream: http://www.awesomehorsestudios.com/
2. Online tutorials and videos. I basically taught myself digital painting by combini
Awesome Stock: Male Stock ModelsAwesome Stock: Male Stock Models5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Crusader STOCK II by PhelanDavion Warriors 17 by CathleenTarawhiti
Crouching-Sneeking 03 by Null-Entity Firebending 1 [C] by MostlyGuyStock Mopp (6) by anyman82
Operator Soldier Stock - 39 by Nemesis-19 Yayo by borisspears Lormet-Cultural-Dancer-0294sml by Lormet-Images
Sword Pose 18 by deswitath
Cemetery Tears Stock 75 by LadyxBoleyn Gray Wizard 2014-01-01 02 by skydancer-stock Netley Abbey Photoshoot 35 by LadyxBoleyn
Stockers you should knowHey people! So, one of the many questions I get asked about how to improve figure drawing is where to find a suitable model. In a perfect world, friends and family members would sit for us artists for hours on end, however that's highly unlikely especially if you're looking for an "actiony" pose! Also, those of you who are just beginning to draw the figure need to do so from a human model. Drawing from life is, once again, ideal, but stock photos are the next best thing. Plus I'm always harping about dA's great stock so this is the list of some of the absolute best figurative/pose based human stockers on dA:Stockers you should know1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
#1.SenshiStock For Male and Female pose reference
Art Feature: Recent SenshiStock UsesJust a small feature to show you some of the great artwork people have made recently from my stock. Please take a moment to visit these lovely artists and enjoy their pretty things!Art Feature: Recent SenshiStock Uses2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let it rain by chels-pooPractice pose 2 by Katoons88AU Ezio by YazoraPink by ingunnbfantidote to everything by crespellaLike a Cat: Mosi Kiwidinok by WanderingKotkaArt Trade: Zafina by Speckled-EggThistle Flower on the prowl by krahkaFemale marauder Warhammer fan art by derpingtimmyFish Fellreed by AwepossumGuild Master by HarpyMarxTanis - Transform by evionTies by pilarouro
Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.Mass Effect References3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
Why Cynical Improvement Is Bad For YouSince we're on the subject of taboos, I feel it necessary to talk about this one. This one pisses me off and it's very much a cornerstone to a bigger issue with our artistic community: The idea and assumption that as an artist you MUST improve at all times. 24/7. No exceptions. Every work you produce must be 10x better than your last. You must constantly strive for perfection. To ignore this "truth" is to commit the terrible sin of rejecting the very concept of improvement, and you will never break out of your "comfort zone."Why Cynical Improvement Is Bad For You1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm here to tell you that this is hogwash.
You should strive to improve. Never say that I don't encourage improvement. It's why you go to school, why you go to college, and why after college you continue to work on your art. You always want to be better. The problem is that far too many people have a strictly binary concept of what "better" is and on how to "improve."
First off, there is no pinnacle of perfection. There is no
What you can do if a big company stole your art An indy artist's work being used by Disney without permission: http://katiewoodger.tumblr.com/post/47454350768/disney-have-stolen-my-artwork-i-dont-know-whatWhat you can do if a big company stole your art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My tumblr reply: http://mayshing.tumblr.com/post/47627305546/katiewoodger-disney-have-stolen-my-artwork-i
PS: this one is on the verge being settled, Disney already started working on it, she's being helped.
Seeing posts like this, I just thought I should share some knowledge I have, I personally already have met 3 different artists who doesn't know what to do when:
Record company ripped them off
Publisher ripped them off
Big corporation used their artwork without permission (that's usually by accident because of an outsource company broke the rule etc)
USA people: Go
Draw my OC or me contest CLOSEDEdit: This contest is now closed. Winners will be announced real soon so keep your eyes peeled (eww don't do that that's gross) and thank you for participating!!!! YeeeeeahhhhhDraw my OC or me contest CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Concurso: dibuja a mi OC o a mi español: http://bobbdapenguinn.deviantart.com/journal/Concurso-dibuja-a-mi-OC-o-a-mi-390321680
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 14 if you wish for me to extend it, just ask... And I will take it into serious consideration.
Before you read anything, these are NOT AT OCs!!!!
If you could donate prizes i would be extremely grateful! Really, anything will do, badges, points, free requests, +watches
45 points from me; BOBBDAPENGUINN
Llama from me
free drawing request (full color, shaded) from AlwaysForeverHailey
free headview or chibi drawing request from askFP
35 points from me
Llama from me
The 30 Day Character Development Challenge~! &[Stole off someone's facebook]The 30 Day Character Development Challenge~! &3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1.) Describe your character's relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?
2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?
3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don't have any, is there a reason?
4.) How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?
5.) What's your character's ranking on the KINSEY SCALE?
6.) Describe your character's happiest memory.
7.) Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?
8.) Day of Favorites! What's your character's favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?
9.) Who does your character trust?
10.) Can you define a turning point in your character's life? Multiples are acceptable.
11.) Is there an animal you equate with your character?
12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the time
Necks for anatomy practiceI need to see loads of examples before I can get something. So here's loads of necks doing the weird necky things that necks do.Necks for anatomy practice2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To get what's going on with the tangle of muscles and tendons catch necks in action. Watch people in cafes. Pause TV. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer has particularly good lighting for drawing.) Then check out how cartoonists simplify the confusion. Maybe even check out some anatomy to see what's going on beneath the skin. Each gives you a different piece of the puzzle.
Organized by where the head is relative to the shoulders, then by where the camera is. So each group should have the same muscles and tendons bulging out. (If you post drawings from any stock here, do check the stock artist's rules.) NOTE: Images marked with ⬅ are NOT stock. Use them for practice, but don't post. (There's only one image marked since there's so much great stock.)
If you stumble across good neck stock, especially with good shadows, I'd l
The Unseen Stock - May (ll)Go support these amazing artists !The Unseen Stock - May (ll)7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
70ies by jlior
The Woods Stock 502 by new-horizon-stock Winter Path by 07buck Aerial Clouds 1 by JustinBHB cave 28 by chasmdeep
Stream 14 by fuguestock sparkly green and red fireworks by photogooroo birthing stones by carolinesphotos Winter Snow Path by Archangelical-Stock
Forest 129 by MASYON Waterscape Stock 02 by thereexistsonex Blow Hole 6 by Angelic-Studios Glacier 3 by veryevilmastermind
Why It Sucks To Be a Cosplayer on HalloweenArt By :iconraggedy-annedroid:Why It Sucks To Be a Cosplayer on Halloween2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So it is Halloween. I am a cosplayer. Here it is, the greatest of all dress up holidays! And I am always disappointed. Here are the top 5 reasons it sucks to be a cosplayer at Halloween.
1) Friends (including friends of friends) come out of nowhere to ask for costumes. They just ask for a little help. On their giant full body armor masterpiece. The week before Halloween. Because you know, you make costumes and it's easy for you. And the price? Well, it's "for a friend" price. Which is always "free" or "I'll pay you $20 never" which boils down to "get you a shot of Jack sometime." Sadface.
2) Costumes in my closet everywhere, but none for Halloween. Yes, I have over 60 costumes. No, none of them will ever be recognized at a Halloween party. One year I dressed as Pris from Blade Runner out on the town, which I thought would b
CONTEST TIME! - Draw Alex! [WINNERS]Hi I want to do a Contest. Thank you so much of my +200 watchersCONTEST TIME! - Draw Alex! [WINNERS]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
She is Alex:
Things you need to know
Her left eye is a button (black button).
She loves Beige dresses and any hairstyle (because her hair is soooo long)
mechanical wings are not part of her body, however she likes to use.
Anyone can participate, so do not ask me
the drawing must be coloring ): except if your style is b /w or pencil (you can ask me )
No nudity/ yaoi-yuri scenes please.
I want to go drawings without white background (in this case I can help you as it transparent). But I'll take into account the creative backgrounds.
NEW FEATURE FOR JUNE 2013NEW FEATURE FOR JUNE 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
Our membership is approaching 2,7800 and our galleries contain even more amazing and inspirational art, which is well worth viewing.
The monthly feature is not only late but also larger than usual due to the high quality of the submissions during May and I have enough for a second feature which, will be submitted before the end of June.
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the 'Featured 4' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs and interfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, commission information, tutorials and resources and also wallpaper.
As always, I would like to congratulate the members on the continuing high quality of their ar
Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsI may or may not have linked to these folks but if I did it was a long time ago and I'm sure I've gained some new watchers by then.Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of artists starting out feel overwhelmed by the legal, business, and tax issues involved in starting a small business and becoming a freelance artists. Fortunately, there are organizations around the country to help those who exist under a certain income bracket.
Here is a list of organizations by state.
Each offers different services and consultations, but if you're stuck for information, these people are here to help. Even if they don't know the answer to your question, they might be able to direct you to someone who does.
Though some of the organizations are disbanded, I imagine you could ask for an updated list.
Latex Illusion OC Contest! (One more day left)EDIT: One more day until the end, get those last submissions in!Latex Illusion OC Contest! (One more day left)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Well this is going to be one of the bigger contests in term of prizes as first place will be my old Cintiq (if you don't know what that is click Here). This time the contest will be regarding my OCs and the requirement will be to use at least one of them in each entry but outside this the setting and any additional characters or factors are open to the creator. The timeline is going to run for one month until 19th of December but this can be changed if there is enough concern.
(prizes can discussed to an equal value item if required after winning)
- Submission requires at least of my OCs
- No setting restrictions
- Entry must be drawn but digital
..::Contest::..(3500 Points in Prizes!)WINNERS ARE HERE: http://queenmandi.deviantart.com/journal/Contest-Winners-383181806..::Contest::..(3500 Points in Prizes!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 8: Fourth and Fifth place has been added! More winners= more happiness goes around!!
EDIT 7: Contest is being extended until Friday, July 5th, 5PM EST. I will not be extending it anymore than, that! So please get all your entries in NOW. This is the final warning and extension I will be giving. I understand some of you still have coloring and such, so I am giving you another couple of days to work on it! But if it isn't turned in by Friday, It won't count! Thank you everyone!
EDIT 6: Contest will be over when one of my contestants finishes coloring their entry! Till then, the rest of you can still submit as much as you can, but once her entry is in, it is FINAL!
EDIT 5: Contest is nearing it's end! I just need three more entries for Soma and Mandi and it will be closed! Better hurry if you plan on joining! Because once those three are in, you have 0 chances!
EDIT 4: Winners will not be announc
Feature Friday #9 CHRISTMAS!ITS THE FRIDAY FEATURE!Feature Friday #9 CHRISTMAS!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
(on saturday ... ahaha... (._.))
but this is a christmas one so i wanted it to be bigger than normal!
Hearing Damage by gabrielleragusiyup, thats a girl by G4MM43T4 Winter Wonderland by autogatosEvening Mood by PMucksAffection by KatsenhakeronFidelity to Kulshedra by Mavelle-EalenyrSelf Portrait by MisterLopesNight Life by alewismThe Outcast Of Hell by NeonMonsterBytesI came out of that? by Dianoka...Reverse moments... by Tatemyuu
How to set up DA commission business-edI think I have given enough advices to different people of the same thing I might as well write a journal about it. (So I can be lazy and just pass the link to them later.)How to set up DA commission business-ed8 years ago in Personal More Like This
This journal is for starters who wants to start their own DA commissioning business.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO START
When you have enough watchers and people interested in your art.
When you have a closely-bounded community around your work/gallery
How many is enough I won't say, because it soly depends on the community around you and your work. Some artists can live on one patron, others need to live on millions of them.
If you need more exposure, do fanart. After all, people would type and search famous series, not your name. If they do type your name, you are famous.
If you don't want to do fanart, the other option is draw the cliche-category.
Pirates are selling, draw pirates.
Angels and demons always sell
You get my drift?
HOW TO START
1. Setting prices:
if you don't kno
Draw With Us #3 - Human AnatomyHello again, guysDraw With Us #3 - Human Anatomy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to this months installment. I've had a few requests for this topic, so month 3 of this segment is going to be dealing with Human Anatomy
Before I start breaking this tutorial up into body parts, I'm going to start off with a 7 part series by :iconfoervraengd: called 'Understanding Anatomy' that covers most of the basics. If you're new to anatomy like I am I recommend checking it out, it's an excellent series!
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Drawing the Base
Part 3: Torso
OC Design Contest (CLOSED)Hello everyone! Today is the day! I'll be announcing the Winners for the OC Design Contest!! Just to remind everyone, the 2 winning entries will be my OCs, but you will still have the credit as designers whenever I'm using them. I had a very hard time in picking the winners coz all the entries are definitely cool and outstanding in different aspects.OC Design Contest (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will still buy some entries here that I like, I'll just contact the concerned deviants for that.
Here are the results:
500, a watch from me and from other deviants who likes his design , a llama, and a half-body coloured art gift of any single character from me.
300, a watch from me and from other deviants who likes his design , a llama, and a Chest-up coloured art gift of any single character from me.
The winners will receive the prizes right after this journal is posted
My Favorite Vocaloid Song Medley II - FINISHED!!!Finally done!!!My Favorite Vocaloid Song Medley II - FINISHED!!!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I mentioned in my other journal that this one took longer then I'd hoped seeing how my first MFVSMedley was so successful.
But it's okay, just hoped to see more entries, I found a lot of new UTAU's though!
So without further ado, HERE IT IS! <3
1. I Want to See You ~ bokunoai :iconbokunoai: ;; Erika
2. A Thousand-Year Solo ~ JonathanMDful :iconjonathanmdful: ;; Hibikino Shouhaya
3. Silver Bullet ~ LeKunPrince :iconlexilex02: ;; Akane Kenshin
4. Shotgun Lovers ~ Rioichi-Karihazi :iconRioichi-Karihazi: ;; Rioichi Karihazi
5. Eh, Ah, Yes ~ Sabaku-no-Inumaru :iconsabaku-no-inumaru: ;; Kurayami Hikari MOTHER
6. Melody ~ SkittleStar-34 :iconskittlestar-34: ;; Sora Saito
7. Dear ~ MrMaki :iconmrmaki: ;; Maki Ukitsuki
8. Enclosure ~ SkittleStar-34 :iconskittlestar-34: ;; Len Saito
What's Wrong With Praise?So this is another one of those artistic taboos we're never suppose to talk about, apparently. The idea of giving back positive feedback to an artist. It's seen as "coddling" as "babying" as "inflating the ego" and has such intense negative associations. It seems to be generally accepted that the only way to critique someone's work is to point out ONLY the negative parts. Any attempt to point out anything positive or something you liked about the work is seen as being unhelpful towards the artist's growth.What's Wrong With Praise?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And frankly I think that's a bunch of hogwash.
Speaking from my own experience, I rarely ever get anything positive said about my work in a constructive way. I might get a lot of "good jobs" or people talking happily about my comics because they made them laugh, but I rarely if ever get any comments that go into detail explaining WHY I did something right. On the flip side, the amount of negative criticism and nitpicking is almost hilariously rampant, not just on my artwork but on th
SUMMER DOUBLE CONTEST - Jury, Prize-Givers wantedDOUBLE CONTEST! (Drawing & Writing)SUMMER DOUBLE CONTEST - Jury, Prize-Givers wanted6 months ago in Personal More Like This
[19/09/14] More prize-givers for the SECOND contest requested, so we can balance both contest, meaning you can't donate for the first one anymore.
Forgive my english, I'm not a native speaker
IMPORTANT!! Please send a link of your entry in the comment section or submit it in the appropriate folder to be sure that your deviation is considered in the contest!
--------->Deadline for both contest is August 25th October 11th.
Theme: Gun Gale Online
-It must be a new drawing/painting for the contest). You cannot use a deviation you did before (but nothing stops you to reuse it later).
-It must be entirely made by you. Collaboration are allowed, but you must decided
yourself how you will split the prize.
-Must be PG-rated
-You can submit as many entries as you want