Epic Resources List - How to Get Awesome at ArtI often get asked how to get better at drawing and painting. While the main answer is practice there are a lot of fantastic resources that will make the journey far easier; below is a list of the ones I have personally found most useful. Some are free and some are paid, if you want the paid ones please actually buy them and support the hard-working artists that spend their valuable time providing quality education.Epic Resources List - How to Get Awesome at Art4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Also this is enough material to last you for, literally, years, so get one at a time, study it in detail, then once you're thoroughly finished move on to the next one. Reading a book or watching a dvd doesn't make you better. What makes you better is ingesting the information slowly, pondering and truly understanding it, and then applying it with diligent practice over a long period of time.
So without further ado, here is my...
EPIC RESOURCES LIST!!!
Proko - This is probably the best education on the internet. Check out all his free youtube
Caithe and Faolain cosplay - ProgressHeyaa everyone!Caithe and Faolain cosplay - Progress2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Me and xPandorae have been working on a new cosplay project for a little while now:
Caithe and Faolain from Guild Wars 2! Gods, we love that game so much...
These are planned for Animecon 2013 in the Netherlands from 31 May till 2 June. I reallyyyy hope we can finish them in time!
We already have some make-up tests which my girlfriend (who is going to be Faolain ) just posted here on deviantArt:
I also have some more progress of Caithe which I just felt like sharing.
Paper prototype of Caithe's hair. A lot of tests have to be made to get the right shape of her hair. Right now we are busy making the actual leaves. Hopefully I can show something of that soon. :3
From the heavens - $100 - CLOSED - FINALIST ADDEDFrom the heavens - $100 - CLOSED - FINALIST ADDED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
FINALISTS PICKED , SEE IF YOU BECAME SELECTED TO ROUND 2
A CONTEST FOR EVERYBODY TO JOIN
Gods are the bringers of joy and the prayer, they are the once who keep a eye on mortals and immortals. They control divine warriors, and rule the immortal realm.
The Akuurian gods
In the immortal realm of Neafria , prayers travel across the halls of "Neabulosa" . A bright light appears and the rift opens , in front of you stands a god. Can you visualize how this would look like, what would the god or goddess appearance.
We at :iconmanga-artist-unite: is challenging artists to answer the question: How would a Akuurian god look like?
Any style is welcome, there is no limits. It can be American cartoon style , Manga and even realism. Anthro is definitely welcome.
HOW CAN THE RACES LOOK LIKE?
Some of these have images, but most of them will require your own regimentatio
Get your ass to Mars.Want a free ticket to Mars? Dutch company, Mars One, is accepting aplications from any and all would-be adventurers that are willing to be hurled at the red planet.Get your ass to Mars.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The catch? The ticket is one-way. Their goal is to establish a settlement, not a resort.
So, if you're bat-sh*t mental and want to take part in "Operation Space-Grave", contact Mars One. I and all the other sane people will wave you off and divvy up the Terran luxuries you'll no longer be using.
Beware The BatmanI caught the first episode of Beware the Batman.Beware The Batman2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What a pile of rancid, charm-free, cheap-looking, poorly written, spineless, generic pap.
To start with, I hate the character design. There's nothing memorable about anyone you see on screen, with the exception of Batman's strange cranial deformation. It looks like someone's been hitting him over the head with a mallet, which is entirely possible given that Alfred has turned into Cato, from The Pink Panther: randomly attacking his employer to keep him on his toes.
And then we have the villains. Batman has, arguably, the best Rogues Gallery in fiction. It's that which makes his stories so interesting, not the brooding. You'd think with the opening episode, they'd want to start strong, or at least hint at some major threat, lurking in the shadows.
Instead, they give us a man dressed as a pig and a frog-man that burps.
And what's with the f**king laser guns?! If any one franchise is ideal for carrying an anti-gun
HALLOWEEN CONTEST- repost::EDIT:: REPOSTING FOR NEWER FOLLOWERS ::EDIT::HALLOWEEN CONTEST- repost1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:icontso1: Hey guys! It's been a while since Sticky and I did an event of sorts, so we are going to do so. We are holding TWO contests!
THIS IS FOR YOU WRITERS OUT THERE!
Allow the image to fuel your creative thoughts. Write anything that comes to mind- a short story, a poem- anything you feel goes along with the image submitted AND Halloween!
The winner(s) will receive:
1st place: 5,000 dA points and a drawing from yours truly!
2nd place: Full colored detailed chibi by Shermandinger
3rd place: Full body monochrome by RobinYohPanties
FOR THE ARTISTS~!: You have your choice of drawing SIVV, KAI, and/OR PUNKIN (one or all of them- your choice), in a HALLOWEEN THEMED fashion!
The winner(s) w
Sexy OC Contest Ends =>5 ENTRIES REQUIRED FOR THE CONTESTSexy OC Contest Ends1 year ago in Personal More Like This
in Judging Proccess
Pair your own OC / random OC with my OC (Ovelia) on a Valentines Day
Choose some of my OC's and drawn together on a Valentines Day
- Maximum 2 entries per person
- My OC Ovelia MUST be in the picture
- Draw Ovelia in her usual dress around secretary / bikini & lingerie model / nude , based on her story
- You could pair her up with more than 1 OC , as a group (ex: F / M / Ovelia , F/F/ Ovelia , etc)
- Nudity are allowed as long as still stick with deviantART guidelines , please crop the picture if necessary.
Race: Human , white skinned
Hair: Long dark brown hair
Contest- CLOSED !! / entries : 22�Hello !Contest- CLOSED !! / entries : 222 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
CONTEST IS CLOSED ~~~!! Thank you for all entries ! Omg... it will be so hard to choose ! ;A;
I think it will take me about 1-2 weeks.... So..
Good luck ! And raffles soon !
Next contest is open !� And there will be 2 raffles !�
( Look for sign for some update informations )
Please read everything carefully I know there is many information but there are few important things for everyone - taking part in contest, and for donators and people who will tell others about this contest - everyone can win something !
So there are main rules, rules, inspiration for you , information about 2 additional raffles and I will add FAQ at the end if you will have other questions!
I don`t want to disqualifie your entry because you don`t read it ;A;
Get your FREE BOOK NOW to enter the contest!Update: Entries are in.Get your FREE BOOK NOW to enter the contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have to travel out of the country today a little earlier than I had planned, so bear with me.
Results coming soon
Not so fun fact - dA is blocked in this country more often than not.
Settling in has taken longer than expected.
I’ll contact all those who have submitted via email.
Top social posts: 12.23.13Twitter:Top social posts: 12.23.131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
MINIONS vs MONSTER INC by grandizer05
"Under the Lonely Mountain" by Ninjatic
"OMG, Tiger is Freezing" by borda
"Time" by Rizuuki
"Old Bridge" by taenaron
Am I ready to start freelancing?Hi,Am I ready to start freelancing?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I think that anyone with at least "good" artistic skill, and a willingness to work hard, can find enough art job opportunities to stay busy and bring in some money. (However, there is a lot of competition, here on DA, AND out in the real world, so you have to be ready to put some effort into it.) This particular discussion deals with commissions (finding clients who need art and providing that art... as opposed to creating a body of work and then trying to sell it.)
I earn my living as a freelance artist. Finding freelance work involves hours of work producing art, but also hours of work finding new jobs and corresponding with clients each week. It requires a certain amount of (artistic skill,) confidence, patience, organization, motivation, and perseverance. Some clients have a very clear vision for their project and can describe it well. Others are a bit disorganized or unmotivated requiring extra effort on my part (and some clients should just be avoided completely). Even if you
HETALIA CONTEST~! (CLOSED)[EDIT 4] 9/12/2012 - Prizes updatedHETALIA CONTEST~! (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
[EDIT 3] 2/12/2013 - The contest is closed for any new participants, please submit your contest entry if you have already joined. I don't want to extend the contest any longer than I have too.
[EDIT 2] 12/11/2013 - Prizes updated
[EDIT 1] 9/9/2013 - Prizes updated
We will be accepting ALL forms of artwork:
So long as the submission fits into one of the following themes:
"… Well… That was awkward…" (Personal favorite of the admin :iconzoe-ap: )
Admin's choice (If you want to enter the second theme let us know and one of the admins will send you your own, specialized theme. E.g. Duty)
DUE DATE – DECEMBER 20th 2013
How to enter:
Add a comment on this journal saying that you'd like to join.
(Please read them, they were written for a reason)
- All those entering MUST be a member of http://hetalia-fc-and-rp.deviantart.com
- Through a
Cammy in actionCammy in action5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Damn, look at that bulging muscle when she lift that dude...
animated gif by :icon59thSevalle:
Top social posts from last week: 9.23.13Twitter:Top social posts from last week: 9.23.132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"The Roar of Our Stars" by alicexz [link]
Mural by simpleGathens [Link]
"Ygritte" by AniaMitura [Link]
"Little Red Riding Hood" by bwaworga[link]
Thanks! First Place on ImagineFX Awards :)Last month I got some great news, I won the first place on Imagine FX Awards as Best Fantasy Artist, I still can't believe it and It was a big surprise. I also won for Best cover (Number 71) so.. thank to you guys!. I was along such talented artists I respect and love their work, so the nomination itself and be on that list was an honorThanks! First Place on ImagineFX Awards :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to thank you so much for each vote. Since it was voted by the public means a lot for be, because my work is dedicated to you. Thanks for the support!! .
I want to congratulate Imagine FX for reach their number 100 issue!! that comes with a Tutorial made by myself
ImagineFX is 100 issues old! To celebrate, they asked their readers to vote for their favorite artists. The results are printed in a Special Edition Supplement to accompany Issue 100, which is on sale Friday 16 August in the UK, and will reach Europe, Canada and USA about three weeks after this date. You can find out more about the issue and buy
One Artist's OPINIONWith this online art community, we have a unique opportunity to connect with our kindred. We must avail ourselves of this experience, for, once it's gone, it may never come again.One Artist's OPINION1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have often been asked about my artistic influences, and for my thoughts regarding instructional books for the aspiring comic book artist. After providing an answer that also contained some advice and opinions, the question was raised narrowing the focus to my disdain for the anatomy books of Burne Hogarth. Now, my purpose is not to personally attack the man whose past professional work I have respected. I offer my OPINION based on my own learning experiences (which did include Hogarth's books), and what I consider to be a strictly honest evaluation as it applies to the question. I apologize if it comes off
New article for Muddy ColorsSpongeBob SquarePants in 15 steps ! : http://muddycolors.blogspot.fr/2013/03/spongebob-squarepants-in-15-steps.htmlNew article for Muddy Colors2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest :Cute Or Sexy?Katsumimis Cute Or Sexy ContestContest :Cute Or Sexy?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is actually two contests in one because there are two first, second and third place prizes!!
IF YOU WANT TO ENTER
Fave this journal.
Your entered in the contest.
Just make sure you add a link to this journal in your entry.
So your wondering why I said Cute OR Sexy. Its because there are two different categories with my OCs you have to draw.
Now ill tell you info about the OC(s) you can choose from for my contest.
These are the OCs you can draw for the sexy category. Mature content is welcomed. If it violates the terms of service submit a censored version. ;3
You will be rated on how... Well how sexy it is. xD
[Bullet; Red]You can draw them together, but please keep their bios in mind when making the entry.
[Bullet; Red]You can draw one or more
Fan Art Contest and RaffleUPDATE 12/6/13Fan Art Contest and Raffle1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. NO NEW ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Judging is in progress. Winner to be announced.
Add this journal to your favorites to be entered to win a dA membership, points, and free art!
It's contest time again!
There are dA memberships, points, and free free art to be had! The premise of this contest is to create a piece of fan art depicting one or more of the characters that appear in the Fan Art folder in my gallery.
�RULES: PLEASE READ THESE BEFORE ENTERING
Sorry this is a lot of reading. I don't want any ambiguity in the rules that can be contested later.
1) Submissions are now open. Your entry must have been made specifically for this contest, not earlier. All submissions must have a "Submitted on" d
CONTEST: Warriors! - EXTENSION!The ContestCONTEST: Warriors! - EXTENSION!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Badass, butt-kicking, name-taking, blood-spitting, not-down-backing MALE AND FEMALE warriors and fighters.
Dynamic action poses are preferred, but I will accept more mellow images as long as the WARRIOR aspect is portrayed accurately and interestingly.
There are four subcategories, by popular demand each comes with a selection of 7 fitting stock photos to choose from
BUT you are allowed to pick your own reference from my whole gallery.
The "Warriors" folder is newly organized by type of weapon used to help navigation.
Please scroll down to see the categories, example stock photos, contest entries + the full set of rules as well as prizes available.
1. Masters of the Blade
Warriors that use conventional weapons such as swords, axes, knives, daggers, etc - spears and staves are also allowed. This is the "every other weapon" category (it just didn't sound quite as cool with "masters of every other weapon")
The universe is pranking me!Looks like Deviantart found out about the free publicity on Comedy Central.The universe is pranking me!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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What is the best (and worst) April Fools day joke that can happen to an artist?
Seeing your art on tv being looked at by Chris Hardwick and Seth Green and it happening on April 1st so anyone you tell will think it is a joke!
It happened to me and even I didn't believe it until I saw it myself.
Last night one of my watchers started asking me about how it felt to have my art on Comedy Central.
Naturally I thought it was a joke... until a few more people started mentioning they saw it on tv too.
I still didn't believe it, but now I was curious what show it was on.
It was literally the March 31st show of At Midnight (airing after midnight so literally on April 1st) hosted by Chris Hardwick and one of the guests was Seth Green. Naturally the episode had a
How beautiful do you have to be to be loved?A photographer like me who portrays beautiful women is sometimes accused of damaging people. Why? Because we raise the bar for everybody to an unhealthy level. We give wrong expectations of how you or a partner worthy of you are supposed to look. We use all the tricks to make the people in the pictures always look perfect and beautiful – how can a normal person keep up with this?How beautiful do you have to be to be loved?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, from my point of view the answer is simple, maybe too simple for you: you don't have to keep up with this. In a funny way I face the same problem as you, but from the other side: how can I keep up with you? You have not only your looks, you have your own unique way. You have your personality, your style. You have your way of walking and talking. You can make a real connection with somebody. You can touch them. You can make them feel your caress. You can make their heart pound.
How can I as a photographer keep up with this? I only have a stupid picture, how can I make someone's heart pound?
How much skin do you need for an erotic picture?"None", some say. I've read this once in a magazine article about porn. They argued showing genitals isn't erotic at all. "A truly erotic picture doesn't show anything and leaves everything to your imagination", it went on. As a good example they gave the love scene in the car from the movie Titanic.How much skin do you need for an erotic picture?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you who haven't seen the movie here's how much naked skin you see in this scene:
It's nothing but a hand against a foggy glass, but in the context of the movie it expresses all the passion there is. This is a very beautiful scene, there is no question about it. Here's the question I asked myself: Is everyone who wants to see more than a hand on foggy glass really a pervert? That was exactly what the article was suggesting. But isn't it a little steep? And: can you expect from a movie like Titanic the ultimate answer?
Let's pretend for a moment you can. I don't know if the guys from the magazine article saw the whole movie but there is actually another interesting scene where R
The Commandments of Sherlock Holmes(Out of topic) Before I get into this, a note to all Sherlockians: Go check out Andrew Lane's Young Sherlock Holmes book series if you haven't already! Thank you.The Commandments of Sherlock Holmes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Reading up David Hume's texts on "Problems of Induction" inspired me to compile an essential list pertaining to systematic workings of (canon) Sherlock Holmes in my personal journal, and :iconwindmaedchen: encouraged me to share it here; so here we are.
Let's face it: I'm not a criminal investigator. Far from it! However, especially because I'm more of an artist, writer, literature lover and conceptionist, the philosophy of logic appeals to me as much as the philosophy of... well, everything! I've compiled the following list of self-applied codes of Sherlock Holmes -- a character imagined by the ingenious writer, physician and logician, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- from the canon, of certain axioms and theories to consider in contemplation and practice. These comma