Tip of the Day: 3 Things to get to our destinationPersistence is the engine, common sense is the steering wheel, belief is the key. We need all 3 to get to our destinations.Tip of the Day: 3 Things to get to our destination3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now let's get painting!!
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Tip of the Day: RisksThe biggest risk you can take is to never take any risks.Tip of the Day: Risks3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Short and simple today. Now I gotta get back to work!
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PedestrianPedestrian2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Getting it all across, and safely soby - EyeDance
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Tip of the Day: QualityTip of the Day: Quality isn't expensive. It's priceless.Tip of the Day: Quality3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Tip of the Week: VisualizingWhen you visualize the task before you do it, it makes it that much easier to accomplish and accomplished better. Especially for drawing and painting. Before I work on a film, I take about 10 or 20 minutes staring at something dark or close my eyes to try and visualize the movie before I start painting.Tip of the Week: Visualizing4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I believe that visualizing is the hardest and most powerful way to think. With conscious and persistent practice you can improve your ability to visualize.
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I quit my job.I had to. Being stuck in retail hell for years was getting to me. There's only so many times you can deal with disrespectful self-entitled customers daily, especially when you have personal goals and aspirations that have nothing to do with retail or the success of the business you're working so hard for. (with little acknowledgement.) It's not that I never put my heart into my job -- I even made some great friends there. It's just, when you see so many of your other friends, even family members doing seriously cool things with their talents... it eats at you like you're staring at your own death-clock.I quit my job.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I haven't been one to take risks in the past, so the thought of cutting off my only source of income wasn't exactly on the forefront of my thoughts. But, I was given an opportunity with a soon-to-be startup studio that a bunch of friends of mine are already apart of. I came on board this project earlier this year, but only slightly part-time. On my days off from my retail job, I would p
Tip of the Day: Staying SuccessfulOne of the biggest obstacles a person can face is to stay successful after being successful. Stay hungry! Let's go!!Tip of the Day: Staying Successful3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Tip of the Day: Leaps in LearningLeaps in learning through my career, always came from working through great frustrating moments. Frustration is just your brain working hard to understand and improve on something difficult to learn. Gotta keep going!Tip of the Day: Leaps in Learning3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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How to imroveThese are meant to be tips to help you to improve with your art. I've found these useful and I hope you find them as well.How to imrove2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Draw a lot
Obviously one key to improve is to draw. You cannot expect to become a master at drawing if you don't even draw. Draw everyday, in every place, at any time. Draw a lot different things, animals, humans, objects, plants etc.
It's sad how many people actually start to draw straight on without thinking about it too much. Sketching is necessary to make things go right. Especially if you strive to improve. So please do a sketch.
Learn to see your own weak points
Another way to improve is to acknowledge what you're bad at. When you know, that something is hard for you, don't avoid it instead draw it more. Hands are common problem to a lot of people so don't hide them but draw them. Only way to get better
Tip of the Day: Experiencing a fallThe experience of falling down is as important as getting up in order to succeed. Sometimes failing for a while is what we need to truly appreciate it when we obtain our goal. Appreciation is one of the core things we need to maintain and/or increase what success we've achieved.Tip of the Day: Experiencing a fall3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Tip of the Day: Playing the Game of LifeI used to spend all my free time on games. Arcade games, card games, home entertainment systems... etc. Until I found the best game of all - LIFE. Not the board game but the real thing.Tip of the Day: Playing the Game of Life3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You only get one life and there are many levels that you can pass. Try to think of life as a game. Always trying to get to that "next level." Identify what you could achieve to get to the "next level" in your life and put your energy into it!
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Tip of the Day: Spending todayTip of the Day: Spending todayTip of the Day: Spending today3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a healthy thought to maximize your life. Imagine the number of days of your life were dependent on how you used each day.
How would you spend today? This doesn't mean to just work all day but instead to live every moment to the fullest whether during work or play or spending quality time with loved ones.
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When someone's work is better...Suppose you're an artist... or some craftsman. You can do stuff. And you're pretty confident with your skills. You have people to prove it. You have clients. You can paid your bills and make a decent living. You've fancy things around you... the list goes on.When someone's work is better...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, imagine you see the work that's better than yours... x10 better, x100 better, infinity times better. What do you feel?
Anxiety, jealousy, depression? ...or maybe inspiration, respect and enlightenment?
The recent one for me was a cold shower feel. Everyone is better. F*ck! Even the monkey can draw better stuff!
It's a hard pill to swallow really. Your confidence is shattered. You don't feel the same anymore. Surprisingly enough after a few days you're back on track. Let's kick some ass, yeah!
I have been through this cycle many times. The details and feelings may vary but you've ups and downs like sine wave. The trick is to get out of 'downs' as soon as possible. Don't let them persuade you. Climb up.
Kony's Faith and Masturbating in PublicThis is a follow up to my previous journal entry, critiquing the Kony 2012 film - http://ivanandreevich.deviantart.com/journal/Why-I-disagree-with-Kony-2012-290079053 I was pretty surprised to find the majority of comments agreeing with me, and by the sheer number of comments. Many also disagreed, and there was lively discussion. I think that this type of debates are a great benefit to society. Every minute we spend thinking about important issues, becoming more informed about the world around us instead of watching reality TV makes this world a better place.Kony's Faith and Masturbating in Public3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today, I heard some hilarious news about the Kony 2012 film maker, Jason Russell. According to this - http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/jason-russell-san-diego-invisible-children-kony-2012-142970255.html
"A co-founder for Invisible Children was detained in Pacific Beach on Thursday for being drunk in public and masturbating, according to the San Diego Police Department.
Jason Russell, 33, was allegedly found masturb
New Second Tutorial Has ArrivedMay 10, 2013New Second Tutorial Has Arrived2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Went silent there for a little bit. Busy as always. More importantly, we've got a new illustration up in the gallery, along with a brand new tutorial. This one focuses on animation-inspired cell painted illustration. Click on the sample below to view the new illustration, and the download link. Hope you all enjoy, and wish you all a lovely weekend.
Apr 19, 2013
I wrote about this a million times already, so I'll keep it brief. The illustration painting tutorial is finally up for grabs. I've uploaded a new preview image; click on the sample to view the download info and other misc. notes.
If you enjoy it, please share it with y
New article for Muddy ColorsAbout curves ans linesNew article for Muddy Colors3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artistic resources!1. IntroductionArtistic resources!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is hopefully a collection of resources that will help you and other like minded artists to improve, aspire and be the best we can be.
To never be stuck in a rut!
a. Collect images that you like, illustrations, paintings, photography
b. Materials - For your understanding of armor, fur, plastic. Give your pieces some umph.
http://ffffound.com/ - Full of images, refreshed daily. Full of everything and anything. Its a great resource if you just want to open your mind!
http://www.pinterest.com/azkur/armor/ - Full of all sorts of armor
http://notjustanarmor.tumblr.com/ - more armor references
http://www.cgtextures.com/ - Textures, do lots of studies! This will help you a great deal!
http://www.beforethey.com/ - Tribal photography, wonderful inspiration for the not-so-mundane
Now that you are successfully inspired, how do you progress?
Improving your website portfolioI put together a list of Do's and Dont's for your online portfolio.Improving your website portfolio2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before you go one and since we're here on DA I thought I'd mention two points pertaining to DA.
1. If you send an art director a link to your DA page you greatly reduce the perception of yourself as a professional.
2. If you're going to use the DA portfolio feature (not the regular DA page mentioned above.) Tailor is much as you can to a professional look as possible. In which most of the tips on the link provided will help.
And some reality to your possible situation. If you're not getting work it could be any number of things. One possibility is that you're just not ready to work at a professional level and you simply need to put in more time and education to your craft. Another is that you're doing all the hard work but not putting it out there for people to find. Having a decent website is just the start to all your marketing efforts.
Now, follow this link to the article.
Drawing tutorial FREE CHAPTERS!Hey guys!Drawing tutorial FREE CHAPTERS!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Happy Monday! Today I have something pretty cool for you! Almost an hour of content from my paid tutorial - for free
Watch both chapters below and if you like it, you can support me by purchasing the whole 2h40 tutorial here, pretty cheap and you can download AND stream it on any device.
understand a painting study dont just copyThis is purely an observation from my point of view but whenever i see a study or painting based on a masterpiece or a screen plate. The results are almost in every case very good.So this tells me that our ability to copy is quite good and its not really required to be a high level artist.Junior level to mid level ones can pull this off easily too. Everything you need to know is already in the image we are trying to copy so it becomes a recipe for us.understand a painting study dont just copy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the important thing though is to not "copy" it but to understand it and deconstruct a work method from it.And if you understand that then the work based from your own mind will be alot better.
When i see this kind of work , for me its not the level of detail and accurcy that one puts in the copied artwork that impresses me, but the images based on that learned knowledge afterwards. And to tell you the truth not many people understand this knowledge or are aware of how important it is to understand it.But the interesting phenomenon is that
How to Catch an Art ThiefArt thievery is running rampant in our beautiful online, artistic garden of Eden and sometimes, even worse is siting the wrong artist on the art we post. It is so important to site the original artist when you are posting art onto your tumblr page/blogs/inspiration walls or at least having the source go back to the original artist's page. Also, never post an artist's work onto DeviantArt that isn't your ORIGINAL WORK.How to Catch an Art Thief2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know it all seems like a lot of work and I know for a fact that a lot of people delete original artist's comments and links to "cut down on tumblr page clutter" But it's the right thing to do and contrary to popular belief (I don't know who in the right mind would think this) but we artists are NOT RICH and sometimes the "tumblr famous"/ "online famous" artists aren't famous anywhere else. I can't speak for all artists, but I do know this though, whether you are a digital or a traditional artist, famous online, famous in museums or not famous at all, whether you have lo
Tip of the DayBe passionate about your work. Passion will lead to bigger and better jobs. Everyone wants to work with passionate people.Tip of the Day4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Anime: home of the arsehole.I can list a whole range of eastern-born cartoons that I think look absolutely gorgeous, and whose visual style I wish very much that I could emulate.Anime: home of the arsehole.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Only a handful of those, however, can I refer to as being "good". Or even "tolerable".
Having watched them for most of my life, going back to things like Mysterious Cities of Gold and the original Astro Boy, I can say with a certain degree of authority that: Japanese storytelling is a bit wank. Daring and dynamic visuals, sure. Crap narrative.
And it can't ALL be blamed on "bad translation".
There's a wide range of gripes to be had, but chief among them these days is that the major characters, those who one would assume you're to root for, across however many episodes the series consists of, are generally complete and utter dicks.
I'm currently wading through Gurren Lagann, a series which people have raved about for a while but which I'd not had the chance to watch until now (spoiler approaching, should you be in the same boat).
SEOUL SESSIONS: EPISODE 2"From creativecontrol.tv comes Episode 2 of Seoul Sessions, "The Foreign Exchange." LeSean Meets TV Animation Director Kim Kidoo at JM Animation Studios and talks about The Korean Animation Industry. Follow @ twitter.com/LeSeanThomas"SEOUL SESSIONS: EPISODE 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
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