TIPS AND ADVICEOver the last few weeks I’ve been getting lots of requests for tips and advice. So I thought instead of answering each one I will give an overall guide to what I’ve learnt over the last year using graphite. And some of the things I’m going to say may sound very obvious but I’m trying to cater for artists of all levels so just ignore the bits you already know (I apologise for how long this is).TIPS AND ADVICE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But before I go on I must point out though, that I am no expert and this is just what I’ve found works for me so may not work for everyone. And I have only really started getting used to using graphite pencils recently, as I had not drawn for 11 years until September 2012. And so I am still learning myself and have only found out what works for me from allot of practising and trial and error. Also I am not going to go into doing skin textures as I’m still learning what works and it’s far too complicated to describe on here.
Firstly you are onl
Every 100 Hugs = 10 Points! (Easy kiriban)You guys noticed my new feature of earning points by just screenshooting the hugs counter.Every 100 Hugs = 10 Points! (Easy kiriban)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since it overwhelmed at the moment I posted it, I made a journal specifically for comments of screenshots just to go here!
The rules are simple, every 100 hugs I get on my counter (it's closer to the bottom of my page), I will give 10 points to the deviant that screenshots it first! :'D
This is a easier type of kiriban because how many times you can click is unlimited!
Now go try now! Go to my page! artvelocity
Invite your friends to join the madness for a chance to win!
Comment your screenshot below!
I'll try to keep all the winners posted here.
N/A = means no winner. Either nobody got it or I messed up.
IF YOU WANT POINTS IT MUST BE THE EXACT NUMBER.
If you've won. Allow other people to win please. (I won't choose previous winners anyways..)
SprinG ThemE ContesTTHEMESprinG ThemE ContesT3 years ago in Personal More Like This
10 days ago i have submited a journal asked for choosing a topic for contest , alot of you helped me with choosing
now its decided ... it will be SPRING THEME so either you want to draw fantasy or gods or guys in bunny suites
or april fools or guy in glasses or whatever ... you are free draw anything related to spring or have a spring theme
April 2th 2012
CONTEST ENDS (DEADLINE)
May 30th 2012 (23:59 gmt +3:30)
MEDIA and SUBJECTS ALLOWED:
- Traditional or Digital Art, drawings and illustrations only
- Manga and Anime style, cartoon style, realism, semi-realism, portraits, vectors, speedpaintings
- Your work can be in black and white or in colors, but it would be better not to participate with sketches or messed up works
- Kemonomimi (characters with horns, tails, ears...)
- Fantasy creatures (dragons, unicorns, Pokem
While You're YoungLearn art while you're young, trust me. I mean while you're still in school, preferably grade school. It's just easier to learn without all the pressures of an adult life; having to pay the bills puts you in a tough position. Will you pick up a part-time job? It'll cut time out of your practice, probably more than you think. Maybe if you copy somebody else's style then you can get more work. Just take lots of little jobs, it's like getting paid to practice, right? Wrong, trust me, commissions are no substitute for REAL study, especially when you're getting paid $2.00/hr and you've got thirty more to finish this week.While You're Young1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not saying it's ever "too late" to pick up a pencil and learn to draw like the pros, but there's just no opportunity quite like doodling while your teacher drones on in the background, providing you with the perfect white noise and the excuse of boredom to practice. It's the perfect head space, like meditation. So learn while you're young, without all of the distractio
I have been on DeviantART for one year.I had hoped to post this on the anniversary of my joining dA, but I had not uploaded all the Scraps that I wanted to because I have recently bought a new computer and changing the files and uploading software to it has taken some time, so I am 5 days late.I have been on DeviantART for one year.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly I must extend my most sincere thanks to all the kind people that have visited my profile page, viewed my drawings, left comments, given favourites and watches over the last year. When I joined dA a year ago I had no idea that anyone would want to look at my drawings.
I have received a number of comments from young members along the lines of 'I wish I could draw like you!' and I thought that if I chronicled my progression it might provide encouragement for these young artists as I started from a very low level and have had no tuition for any improvements that I have made. I have no doubt that anyone, with a certain amount of practice, could achieve similar results.
Firstly I must make it q
CANCELLEDHello everybodyCANCELLED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
My last giveaway was SO successful, I just HAD to do it again!
Also, to give more people a chance to win!
This time though, I will be giving 135 points to 3 lucky winners.
Read the details below for your chance to win.
The rules are the same as last time. Everyone welcome to participate, and as always, joining is totally free (As lottos are against the dA rules).
Here's what you need to do to enter:
Step One: Add this journal to your faves.
Step two: Add me (artvelocity) to your watch- Ignore this if you are already watching me-
Step 3 (optional) Write a journal about this giveaway.
The first place winner will get 90 points. Second place will receive 30 points, and 3rd will win 15 points
I will use random.org to pick the winners, and announce them in a journal (or poll, depending on how I feel).
1. Only people who watch me and have faved this journal will be eligible to win.
2. If I come
3250 Points Rewards ( Jully 2013 )Hello3250 Points Rewards ( Jully 2013 )2 years ago in Personal More Like This
July Contest Winners .
First Fave This blog
Then watch our supporters
This Time , we will give 3250 Points Reward .
For your information , we saw all of the works, choose the best ones and moved them to " Best Of " Folder and Gave them Rewards .
Every work gets 10 points Reward .
Now let's introduce the winners together :
List of our winners :http://spra1993.deviantart.com/journal/3250-Points-Rewards-June-2013-390241678
If you see yourself in the list of Winners, please comment below,
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-CLOSED- Halloween Contest!-CLOSED- Halloween Contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Hello Everyone! It’s that time again, Wandering-Imitation is holding another contest.
The last contest was so wonderful and for our first contest it had some beautiful artwork and we were shocked by how many of you participated. It was a very fun contest and we are very excited to announce our second contest!
If you entered in the last contest and did not get first, second or third then you are still of course eligible to enter!
So first off lets list off the wonderful prizes we are offering this time!
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3 Month Premium Membership OR 600 Points
Picture + Llama from Virus-VRS
1 Month Premium Membership OR 350 Points
Llama from Virus-VRS
Llama from Virus-VRS
Big announcement and updates!So I figured it was about time I finally announced this... I'm pregnant! Our little girl is due in October!Big announcement and updates!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Matty and I are so excited to finally be starting a family! As you can imagine, this little critter in my belly has been giving me a lot of grief! Remember when I disappeared for a couple months back in February? Morning sickness. Awful, horrible, debilitating morning sickness. It should really be called all-day sickness. It completely flattened me for a while, then I magically felt back to normal one day and got a ton done for a while, but over the past month I've developed a variety of classic pregnancy ailments that have progressively worsened. My feet (and hands! Wut?) have started swelling and get sore for no apparent reason. My back hurts like hell by the end of the day. But the really big one is the rib pain. I have a short torso so this kid is smashing all my organs up into my freakin rib cage! It's gotten to the point where it is just excruciat
A Brief Discussion About Tonal ContrastTraditional Art WeekA Brief Discussion About Tonal Contrast3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In last Traditional Week, we talked about the elements which if you ignore can destroy your painting and all your hardwork.
What Ruins A Painting?
Contrast and Values were one main element that either can make your works fruitful or ruin it. It needs to be discussed more broadly as a lot of new artists have trouble to establish a good tonal contrast. Result? Despite their brilliant artistic skills, the picture does not pop up! It looks dull, muted. That is not the fault of the drawing or skills, it's the lack of observation and understanding lights.
Contrast is the difference between two values which helps you to dis
Weekly FeaturesHey guys, how are you?Weekly Features2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here we go again.. another week, more features.
Help us ---> We want MOL to become a supergroup. Help us by donating here: donation poll. Thanks.
Have a great week.
Warm Glow by John-Peter The Blacksmith Shop - OIL PAINTING by AstridBruning Stephen Amell by Amro0 For sale original - Time Square - Watercolor by nicolasjolly Love by kikicri88 Playtime by CathleenTarawhiti Apocalypse by Acrylicdreams Lady Mechanika V by J-Skipper Victoriana Intelligent Zombie by ScottPurdy Jam by MissJamieBrown Monster Drink by JuanCharles Splish Splash by drawitout Anne Boleyn -Queen of England by DavidDeb Angelus by CursedOnez Align by graffitica Polkovnik (Colonel) by nik159 Ancient Red Dragon Ragorath by luffie Balthasar and Andromeda 2013 by Dedasaur A Painting of Luna Lovegood by jht888 Sunset by SomberNocturna :thumb384710045: Three's A Crowd by Earleywine A Warm Welcome To Hell by mtomsky Offence Taken by FilipeHattori Fly! by xXIvanaNWXx She owns you by AlMaNeGrA Konjoyn'd by PeteHamilton Snow Environments by TFsean Mountains of whisper by Pyrogas-Artworks Sacred by Ellixus Evil Robot Invaders by bergamind Dead Pixels Promo by Grimbro Wildflowers 1 - Hoary Alyssum by zaphotonista 5 Paintball by Gimaldinov
Christmas Give Away!Figure I'll try it for onceChristmas Give Away!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What will be given away:
I'll email the EverScript Winter desktop by :iconmau-acheron: to you!
Well, 300 total XP The first ten people to do this will get it (a.k.a. 30 per person)
What you have to do:
Fave this journal.
Make a new journal or poll linking back to this one.
Leave a comment here with the poll/journal. As I see your comment, I'll add you to the list
15 bonus [Points] if you recruit a member! (They'd have to say it's because of you that they joined to get the bonus [Points])
The final winners will be posted on the 25th December, and on Christmas Day I'll send them their prizes! Have a great holiday season, everyone! [Hug]
Feature 44Feature 449 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Essence Of Silence by CrisestepArt
Before And After by LhianneThe Lunatic Fringe II: Tree Of Suffocating Souls by RusalkaDThe Forgotten Place by Notvitruvian
The Darkness by k-i-mm-i-e
Scarface by idaniphotography
Miss Crow by Sisterslaughter165Von Karlsson by CindysArt
Beholden by Shedboy68
Big Feature September 2013Hello my dear watchers and friends!Big Feature September 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's always a pleasure for me to make this journal to feature wonderful artists,
so, here are the wonderful artworks I have seen over the last month.
As usual, Feel free to click on the images to visit their gallery, it's worth a look!
Take time to admire the art.
Sorceress by La--Boheme
names for the new characterRemember this new character that I drew recently?names for the new character2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Without asking, a lot of you came up with loads of neat name suggestions for her, some even suggested background stories for her! And I think that you guys are all just amazing for wanting to help like that
I've decided on using her in my Spike story, and as a matter of fact I'm writing a scene about her right now...! I'll try not to spoil much, but she's one of Spike's classmates, who causes some trouble for Sam. She's not an evil character though, but she's a little... um.... complicated? I really don't want to spoil anything just yet. She's a character you might hate at first, but when you get to know her you'll see that her actions have reasons. That's all I'll say about her right now.
BUT - what I'm writing this journal entry for, is that out of the names you've suggested, I've found a name that I absolutely loved. It was, to me, perfect for her! And it was cool to see that some of you even v
I love FinlandI love Finland2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
3324 by KariLiimatainen Walls of Suomenlinna by Pajunen
Melancholia by Pajunen Mosslight by ainoaniSailing Ship by Mandi98
Finnish Countryside by Mandi98Summer Night by Mandi98Ruukki panorama by Rebekka85 February Night by Pajunen
Chains by Pajunen
RESULTS ACG - Tales of Time - CONTEST RESULTSIt has been one tough ride deciding the winner out of all the wonderful, imaginative, creative, story telling wonderful wonderful pieces. You can see all the entries here >> http://anothercontestgroup.deviantart.com/gallery/41448679RESULTS ACG - Tales of Time - CONTEST RESULTS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
my art reminds everyone of everything ever createdWell.my art reminds everyone of everything ever created2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've had this sitting on my mind for quite some time now, just. Wanted to wait for an appropriate time to post this.
I'm not going to single anyone out and I'm not going to outright condemn anyone for anything. I would rather just state a few things regarding comments consisting of very little more than "This reminds me of..."
I know the majority of these comments aren't meant to be offensive or even insulting; they're just benign observations based on a very human trait to want to combine things of a similar nature together. We're reminded of things we've seen before on a regular basis and it's part of the same reason why we tend to find human faces in inanimate objects and obscure shapes; it's completely natural and we all do it to a certain extent.
That being said however, imagine spending countless hours working on a piece and pouring your blood, sweat, and tears into it. It's your brainchild; your baby and a piece of yourself and your imagination that you're esse
Lovers revenge - Contest WINNERS- Website - Commissions OPEN - Blog Index - Shadowness - Tutorials - Thumblr - My Daily Deviations - Resources RULES - Dark PortafolioLovers revenge - Contest WINNERS2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I saved my friend with a KFC bucketYo guys, it's Sweet and Sour Pork with Ryce poured with some random sauce on the side. You know when you have dreams or flashbacks of your childhood past sometimes and think "oh God why was I so stupid"... that's what happened to me yesterday, after my dog left me a lovely present on my bed. A huge wave of nostalgia rushed over me after that crap.I saved my friend with a KFC bucket2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, Uncle Ry has an embarrassing story to share, since it was basically the start of my really cool badboy senpai image.
This was me as a kid:
As you can see, I still have that charming smile even now. Just look at dem eyes. I was definitely the senpai of all my girl classmates.
Ok guys, no need to stare for too long, I know I'm good looking but we gotta get to the point ok? :'I You know those kids in movies where some freak accident happens and they are always the hero? Yeah well I was that kid one time, and that was the start of my super cool badboy senpai career. I remember when I was 5 and about to start my first day at school in Grad
Back from Supanova Sydney 2013Hi there Ryceballs! So yeah Im back from my Sydney Supanova trip. It was exhausting and I felt kinda sick, especially when it was raining heavily and cold. BUT at least it was at my home town so I can just go home after and rest. I didn't get a chance to take many photos as I was mostly by myself, so enjoy these limited photos. OH ALSO Zack Snyder was there on Sunday as a surprise guest... He's like one of if not my favourite Directors... I guess he just suddenly decide to pop by and promote the Man of Steel. So I missed out on his talk.. but anyway. Oh well. Enjoy some photos ^^Back from Supanova Sydney 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Sherlock holmes outfit kinda inspired by the classic sherlock holmes. Ready for Supanova Sydney 2013!
My booth for the day, Ive got some new stuff that Sydneysiders has not seen before. Oh I was next to a guy who draw comics. He gave me one actually, it was a nice read. I was also next to a table of like 9 artists... thats pretty crazy, one of them is :iconspace-kid: whom I watch on DA. Definately check
Ryky - FREE 500 POINTS / COMMISION - celebrationHi my dear friends , I have now 450 000 pageviews and 30 000+ watchers ! This is absolutely incredible !! Maybe I only dreaming or you are the best on the world! Thank you so much guys I really appreciate itRyky - FREE 500 POINTS / COMMISION - celebration2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the little "contest" for you
1. This contest is only for my watchers so WATCH ME - http://ryky.deviantart.com/
2. FAV this jounal
Yes thats all and what you can win ?
FIRST PLACE - win 500 deviantart points
2,3,4,5 PLACE - FREE COMMISION
For selecting winners i use Randomizer - http://www.random.org/
GOOD LUCK MY FRIENDS
Fake art by Natmorley!Hi my friends!Fake art by Natmorley!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yep, another Journal about :iconnatmorley:
This is not meant to start a witchhunt, immature harrassment on her profile won't help anything!
Regarding her latest Journal, I asked some questions.
I wonder if she'll answer any of them...Of course, she didn't answer them
So, what's the fuss about her?
Her drawings are fake, simply as that.
How could you tell?
She makes a scribbly drawing and overlays the original photo in PS to make the shading, hair etc. look better. (OR she prints out the photo and scribbles over it, whatsoever...)
You can always make out some "ghosty shadows" in her works, these are the remainings of the original photo that she just couldn't hide properly.
Is there any proof?
Here's a older drawing of her (which she already deleted ) where you can clearly
Insanity Contest WinnersWe have received 33 entries - which is the top record in our contests so far, way more than our previous top, which was 18 entries. I am really happy to see that. Including me, 50 people voted - and that's almost twice as many as on our previous contest, awesome. But anyway, the votes have been counted and the winners have been hunted down - let's take a look at them.Insanity Contest Winners2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Our 1st place winner is Asfodelo with his El Sonambulo - 37 points.
The second place belongs to Sleep Deprivation by erinclaireb - 23 points.
SandraHultsved has received 21 points for her Delirium