The Importance of Fair PricingI've seen quite the trend here on dA, which is definitely not a great thing for all the budding artists who want to start out taking commissions.The Importance of Fair Pricing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
dA points play some role, as many simply don't know how much they are worth.
(For your information 80 points=$1)
I've seen some people charging points as if each individual one was equal to a dollar, when in reality they were getting just over a penny for their hard work.
It is also important to note that if the commission widget is used, dA takes a further 20% away, thus making one point worth even less: exactly one cent.
Drawings take skill, dedication, and materials to make. They usually involve referencing characters or carefully listening to the commissioner's request, and, importantly, they take time.
When you are charging 40, 30, 10 points for something you spent hours on, you are severely undercharging for your work. You
ClarificationBecause apparently it needs it.Clarification11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Stop harassing the admins, particularly realitysquared. Seriously.
Yeah, you may be mad about it but knock it off.
Going off and being a jerk to someone isn't going to solve the problem at all. So please, stop it.
Don't spam his page and call him names.
Sure, I don't really like him either but there's no reason to go apeshit at him.
He's not going to give you the time of day, trust me. And if he does chances are you won't like what he has to say anyway.
There's other admins to talk to who would most likely be willing to actually listen and talk back.
In light of that, the fact that an admin actually did come forth and display some interest in the subject [fourteenthstar] is kind of interesting, and according to her she'll be talking to the other side mods and staff about the situation with theft. You can read the conversation(s) wit
Time for some blind, fuming RAGEI've been storing this one up for a while. I realize here, I'm probably preaching to the choir but if I don't say this, I'm going to explode. I've been bottling this for way too long. If anything, you people, the appreciators of art, can print this up and hand it to someone when you hear them say shit like this.Time for some blind, fuming RAGE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(Note: "Asshole" is not just one person but a number of people who have said these things to me and other artists I know.)
Asshole: Art is NOT a job. It's just not. It doesn't involve manual labor, you get to sit on your ass all day, and most of you are even your own bosses! You don't have to deal with HALF the shit WE (who have REAL jobs) do. I bet you work like three hours a week, maybe. Don't even get me started on the idiots who sell those blank canvases and glued together furniture BS for like A JIZZLLION DOLLARS. You want to know what a real job is? Stand on your feet for twelve hours straight listening to people complain day in and day out. THAT is a job. Or how about sa
Writing Contest! [extended]Hello! I have recently come up with an idea to host a contest!Writing Contest! [extended]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This contest will mainly be open to my watchers since I have no interest in publicizing it.
Deadline: June 1st
Original deadline was bad in timing, many people were to busy with finals!
1st Place: The winner will have their story made into a manga (with colored pages). I will work with the winner and we will plan out everything on their accord until the release of the final project.
2nd Place: 2nd place winner will receive a small 4-5 page intro/prologue into their story (with colored pages). We will also work and plan out how they want their intro. +Book Cover Illustration
3rd Place: 3rd place winner will receive a Book Cover Illustration for their story!
Participants: Will receive a Llama badge from me (I rarely give them out anyway)
1. You cannot submit another writer's story.
2. Must be your own original writing.
Tea with TobyHi there, and thanks if you're bothering to read this.Tea with Toby1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's not going to be usual journal. I'm going to ask you to just think about doing something really, really incredible. It doesn't take a lot of time, or a lot of effort but if you just understood the difference it would make...
You see, tonight, I've been switching my blog entries from the last two years over to deviantART. I was doing this because... Well, for anyone that doesn't know, I have terminal cancer and when I pass my blog will probably be taken down. I just wanted the posts to go somewhere. And no, don't panic! I'm not going to ask you to read 3 years worth of blog entries.
I'd just like you to read one. And if you could just consider donating blood or bone marrow(stem cells)... I mean, i don't think there's any hope left for me, but if there is, i'd be grateful if someone would be willing to give me that chance. It's not like most people think, so if you'd just give my post a read, you might find it's not as terrifying
OC Feature (CLOSED)I figured it was about time to for some feature(s) so I saw this thing by AgentWhiteHawk where you can feature people's OC (original character) when they comment.OC Feature (CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. For each person who comments on this journal, I will feature one of their characters. I'll also tell you what I like about them. (I AM ONLY TAKING 15 OF THESE FOR THIS!)
This means I will pick the character to feature. Please, don't go posting a bunch of links to characters, let me choose, aye? :3
2. If you comment, please do the same in your journal, putting the tagger (or original journalist) in the first slot. The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!
I will apologize in advance if someone who comments gets skipped. If comments fill up fast enough or dA glitches I will try to remedy things accordingly but please, it will be a genuine accident if that does happen so don't get upset. Thank you for understanding.
Can anybody find me somebody to love - contestHow do you like that title so you guys guess what time it is !!! Anybody guess that's right it's contest time woohoo what kind of contest you ask well my fears it's a design a mate contest for my boy ChaleCan anybody find me somebody to love - contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So y'all ready to hear the rules
[Bullet; Green]Rules[Bullet; Green][Bullet; Green][Bullet; Green]
[Bullet; Green] pre made line arts are allowed but you might just get brownie points for drawing the design yourself
[Bullet; Green] put "chilling with Chale" in the artist comments of your entry for brownie points and so I know you read the rules your entry won't be accepted till this step is complete
[Bullet; Green] it has to be a mare (simple enough)
[Bullet; Green] it must be your original design
[Bullet; Green] brownie points will be awarded For following my wishes this does not mean just because you did everything I wanted it still doesn't mean you will win
IT'S TIME! CONTEST WITH POINT/ART PRIZES!UP TO DATE VERSION HEREIT'S TIME! CONTEST WITH POINT/ART PRIZES!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
It was recently my fourth year here on dA under the name drawitout.
I think that's pretty cool. And I also think you guys are pretty cool.
So, I wanted to have a contest, and judging by response here, some of you guys want to as well!
Draw Draw's OCs Contest!
The name of the game is, as it says above, to draw an oc (or two, etc) of mine!
You are encouraged to have my ocs interacting with yours in the entries!
Please do not do anything porn-y or character breaking! If you have questions about my ocs' personalities, I highly suggest you ask me about them here or via notes!
Please note that other mediums aside from drawings are accepted (i.e. writing, sculpting, whatever!) are acceptable, but please check with me if you have this planned!
One fullbody, complex bg drawing by me, a bust by LadyNekochan, a
Anthro vs Furry: A Semantics ProblemI have a dream. A dream that certain artists in the anthro community here will one day, stop being ignorant about what "furry" is...and they will stop using the term incorrectly and discriminating art because of it. Any art community has a right to set limitations on what they accept in specific collections. But being so vague in saying "we only accept anthro, we don't accept furry" brings up a deep rooted semantics issue with the terminology being used. Being an Art Educator and a former community volunteer for this gallery, I cannot sit here and watch the ignorance and not say a word. I see people promoting stamps, design charts and even groups with false information and it sickens me.Anthro vs Furry: A Semantics Problem3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Most commonly, I see people using "furry" as a term to describe an art style.
FURRY IS NOT NOT A STYLE. IT IS A SUBJECT MATTER.
ANTHRO is NOT a style either. It is ALSO a SUBJECT MATTER.
Style refers to the unique use of the Elements and Principles of Art and Design within the content of the artwork. S
Extreme Deep Zooms (updated)Extreme deep zooms in mostly the border of the Mandelbrot set you can find in the gallery of :icondinkydauset: He former used fractal eXtreme, a very "easy to handle" and fast software (which sorry not is free) for deep zooms in the Mandelbrot set and its relatives. But now a new revolutionary algorithm has come to place which amongst all given rise to the software Mandel Machine and Kalles Fraktaler, which is used in his latest motives. That new algorithm for calculating the M set is about hundred times faster than the so far used But more about all that, you can read in <b wytiwyg="1">Extreme Deep Zooms (updated)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1 YEAR ON DEVIANTARTHello people!1 YEAR ON DEVIANTART1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Amber here, Obviously.
not only are there over 130 of you guys, but I've been here for 1 year. Wow. The time sure does fly when your having fun?
I want to say a massive thanks to :IconTYbeaniebabyalvin: , :IconxXxFeel-the-LovexXx:, :IconMurtaghandEragon:, :IconTDROTIlover101:, :IconSailorCureMarble14:, :IconEternalInsanity787: :IconFlyingRobins: :IconGothxMusicianGXT: And :Iconheartlessfurry98:
I love you guys. These guys have been there for me through thick and thin.
If it weren't for you lot i probably would have left dA! But that will never happen! <3
I love you all <3
Advice for artistsHey guys what's going on... WHAT THE FUUU DA?!?! I'll never get used to this, I'm getting too old. xDAdvice for artists2 months ago in Personal More Like This
My good friend Memokkeen wrote this, I think it's worth to read! Specially if you had been down with your art, I wish I could had something like this in the past!
"I'll never be as good as X artist is"
"I wish I was more popular. What should I draw to get more popular?"
"I've only ever drawn X, and if I ever draw anything else, no one cares"
"It doesn't matter if I draw, because nobody watches me anyway"
"I never get faves or comments. Nobody likes my art"
"Why bother, when I get nothing like X popular artist does?"
I'm sure everyone has seen and most likely said something like this, more often than not, to friends privately or publicly complaining on blogs, journals, other artist's streams... I see these kinds of comments all the time everywhere.
And quite honestly, it bothers me. It bothers me to no end. So I'm going to try and tell you why it bothers me, and
Fighting depression -PLEASE READ-So I have been seeing many people feeling depressed and I feel like I should shout this out. If you’re having a friend or someone else you know with depression, please link them here! Because I feeling like explaining some things myself, I hope this can be helpful to everyone, as I have experienced depression myself twice or more in my life. I’m not a doctor but I hope to make a little guide to realize some stuff that you should know about depression, any doubt please PLEASE ask to your doctor and don’t be afraid to do so! they might clear any questions for you! and if the first doctor doesn’t work, you’re in your own rights to go to see another doc for alternative opinions!Fighting depression -PLEASE READ-3 months ago in Personal More Like This
First off it’s important to understand that depression isn’t an emotion, but a disease, and anyone can have it. ANYONE have/had depression at least once in their life, it’s something com
If I died...(As if anyone cares)Stolen from :iconRaymankill32:If I died...(As if anyone cares)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you don't care: stop reading.
If you'd come to my funeral: fav this.
If you'd miss me: comment a heart.
If your not scared: re-post and see
Who your " Real Friends" are.
AS IF ANY OF YOU CARE
Urgent help neededHi, this is Mark, Phil Jackson's brother.Urgent help needed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As some of you in the UK will have heard on the news these past two days, Phil has gone missing. No one has seen him since Wednesday last week and we are all extremely concerned for his wellbeing as he has never missed a family gathering, such as that over Easter.
More distressing is that the office complex he works out of was broken into on the evening of Wednesday 27th March, and there is a very real worry that those responsible may be involved in Phil's disappearance.
The police are of the mind that all of this may have something to do with Phil's online work, and that a cartoon or comic may have been motive for an unbalanced party to act against him.
CCTV in Phil's office captured a handful of images as the intruders entered from the service access: http://www.collectedcurios.com/CCVT_001.jpg http://www.collectedcurios.com/CCVT_002.jpg http://www.collectedcurios.com/CCVT_003.jpg
I realise that is a very long shot, but should anyone recognis
WOW DEVIANTART YOU SHOULD LEARN THISIN CLASS, WE LEARNEDWOW DEVIANTART YOU SHOULD LEARN THIS10 months ago in Personal More Like This
THAT IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO BLATENTLY COPY A STYLE.
THEREFORE ANYONE WHO COPIES YOUR STYLE
The person doing the redbull ads ripped off some artist from a few centuries ago.
AND ITS LEGAL
THE MORE YOU KNOW
since people seem to think this is me saying "go copy your favourite artist"
No its not, its just telling you you can't sue someone for stealing your style, but its still a shitty thing to do
DONT BE THAT SHITTY COPIER LIKE THE PERSON DOING THE REDBULL COMMERCIALS
Artblock: bullshit excuses?From Memokkeen's journal again. I just thought this will be useful here. WARNING: adult language. I have no answer for this yet personally but this could be interesting to read!Artblock: bullshit excuses?1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Originally by mosa, but even if her text is in a harsh "no more bullshit" -tone... it's all true.
Things you need to bear in mind when entering the commissions-game, whether as a seller or a buyer.
Have you ever commissioned an artist who has taken forever on your work, only to tell you when you ask that they have art block and just can't do it right now (or ever), and its been weeks or even months since they've done any of their owed work at all?
And of course, since you yourself are not a commission artist and have little knowledge into how the artist mind works, you accept it because, hey, everyone has production problems at some point, right?
Or you accept the re
How to become popular on deviantART(The following "guide" is based on my own experience, but it's not meant to be taken seriously)How to become popular on deviantART3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Alright everyone! You wanna know how to become popular on deviantART? Then follow these easy steps and you'll reach popularity in no time!
Change your usernameMake a new account
Whoops, sorry. I thought deviantART had a username-change system, but it doesn't. Looks like you'll have to start over and make a new account! Transfer your faves and the people you watch, because you need a good username if you want to be taken seriously here, and making a new account is the only option for now.
Make sure not to choose the name of an anime character and a bunch of random numbers as your username (naruto12345), choose one that's easy to remember and defines your person. Because seriously, who chooses a random word and random numbers as their username?
Step 2: Start making art
The site is called deviantART
Full Color Raffle (WINNNER)ALRIGHT HERE WE GO THE WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTEDFull Color Raffle (WINNNER)4 months ago in Personal More Like This
(I Livestreamed this for proof that I didn't cheat. Go watch it here.)
I'll be sending you a note, and you have until September 17th to reply to me! That means September 16th at 11:59pm EST is the last time I will be accepting a response.
THE WINNER IS...
They have won a full color of up to two characters! We'll be discussing details in notes, so please get back to me ASAP, otherwise I'll have to redraw. That would be upsetting. Hmm.
Thanks for participating, everyone!
Let's spice my monthly full color up a bit, shall we?
I'll be raffling off a fully colored picture this month, as a thanks for sticking with me the past three years!
Here are the past eight from January-August:
Tomorrow MY BIRTHDAY22!!!!!!!!!!!!Tomorrow MY BIRTHDAY2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconmordecaiplz: Jake's 22nd birthday
#366 (Updating Before The Holidays)Updates:#366 (Updating Before The Holidays)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I released two videos Yesterday for the despicable me projects, I will have the links to the videos below. I hope you all like them, they are quite fast though.
There is one project that a sneak peak was released of and I just have the video left to release for this one.
To know anything about what I am doing for the Holidays or any other day. You can follow me.
If you have any questions you want to ask about me feel free to ask me them here: http://ask.fm/JobeBrown
If you want to know about any of my uploads of instagram updates feel free to follow me on Facebook. I'll try to post as much as possible on that account.
Tumblr & Other Social Medias:
I have been a little lacking on Tumblr , Pinte
Psychology meaning of doodles/drawings.*Disclaimer* not my own written work just a collection of notes from many sources.* Last Edit: 8/23/2014Psychology meaning of doodles/drawings.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many of us doodle and you may not realize it but doodles will actually tell you a lot about your personality and mood. The size, position as well as what the object(s) of focus of will lead you to some key clues. There are many different shapes, designs and colors of doodles, just as there are different dream scenarios, but there are some that are quite common and, as such, more easily interpreted.
Size and Placement
Large doodles that take most of your page, you are likely to be attracted to nature. Moreover, you might also have a reserved personality, but would want to socialize.
Small doodles on a corner of the paper suggest that the person is neat and organized in his/her ways. Because the drawing is placed on a side of the page, it shows that a person does not like wastage and prefers everything in its
Is originality really unapreciated?I've noticed that these days originality is seriously ignored. I've seen so many great original styled art that should get more view, comments and faves, but it gets only like I dunno 5 faves and maybe 2 comments where one is saying I like it and the author is saying thanks! But today original art is only really apreciated in the form of manga/anime and if someone is a professional. I now see how hard it is to be an artist...Is originality really unapreciated?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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