YOUR IDEAS HAVE VALUE!!I have to kind of make a post about this subject since it comes up a lot in discussions
Your art has worth! it does not need marketing or any kind of promotion . Even your ideas have value too. So companies and people trying to take advantage of such things is simply not right and we as artists need to change.
If you spend hours and hours honing your skills as an artist. Then people shouldn't assume that you are willing to give that away for free.
All the time I get a message for people asking for free work , or work that I won't get paid for now, but they will promote my website. I do not need help promoting myself. I can handle that quite well on my own. ( FUNNY PART IS I NEVER PROMOTED MY ART AT ALL I JUST DID IT AND I GOT BETTER AND MORE PEOPLE BEGAN TO LOOK AT IT MORE AND MORE, I DID ART AND PUT IT ON A WEBSITE , NOTHING MORE) People also do the kick-starter thing. They say we cannot pay but if your project gets funded we can pay you after.
LITERALLY all of these scenarios would n
IS ART SCHOOL BAD?? 0_OBTW THIS IS LONG ASS POST , BUT ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ THIS IS IF YOU ARE A PERSON CONSIDERING ART FOR A CAREERIS ART SCHOOL BAD?? 0_O5 months ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: I ADDED NUMBER 3 IN CAUSE THAT WAS KIND OF AN IMPORTANT LESSON TOO. HAHA
Usually I am pretty quiet when it comes to the community and its dealings with drama . But I feel like I have to write my two cents about this topic.
A lot of people have been throwing around this post around about how art schools are terrible and are not worth it ya. I am sure you can find the article somewhere if you just google it . Though everyone is entitled to their own opinion I feel that I should talk about both sides of the coin when it comes to art school.
Now I have went to art school , and have done well for myself , I have worked internationally and worked for some big companies , and currently at the moment I actually teach at an art school as well.
SO THE ULTIMATE QUESTION: IS ART SCHOOL A WASTE OF TIME?
WELL THERE IS NO BLACK AND WHITE ANSWER
What I believe is that art school i
Merry Christmas and SHIPS!!!I friggin' love this grey weather, like you have no idea. So I leap on any chance I get to go out into it, and as always I force :icongellyh: to come with me. Following some advice we went to the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam yesterday to see the LKJSDKLZDJLKS replica of the18th century East Indiaman Amsterdam.Merry Christmas and SHIPS!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Caution: Slippery when wet.
EEEEEEEEE SHIPS!!! Of course this totally counts as research for my animation major this year and everything,
The Captain gets all the best things.
Chillin' in the Captain's Cabin.
To the Captain's Command!
We found some BARRELS!!
Biggest goddamn barrels I've ever seen.
And also tried our hands at the guns.
*Gellyh knows how to use a swivel cannon.
Evidently ... I don't.
But it was seriously cramped in there, especially in the guests' cabins for transporting important people.
No, I mean really, really cramped.
Fooling around top-side:
Fabulous view from up here, daaarling~
And then there was a gallery full
BSM Character Ref Master-PostMass character post for when I order commissions or do art trades or I guess for anyone who's interested to know more about OCs/ever draw them?? lmao whutBSM Character Ref Master-Post4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hair Colour: Dark blue
Eye Colour: Golden
Distinguishing trait: Scar running down one eye
Weapon: Ornamented twin blades
Description: Working for Lumience since he was just a child, he has become the top assassin. Most of his jobs were completed with Strife as his partner and they never didn't complete a task they were given. His views on working for Luimence are strained, but he is forced to work for her due to a deal they had made when he had began his employment with her, now unable to stray. Vasper chooses not to discuss the deal he made, and the only people who know of it are Luimence herself and Strife. He takes his work very
You love art Right? Then work for free. Yeah!"The Sticky Affair of Startups"You love art Right? Then work for free. Yeah!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This week I go over the strange things startup companies will say to get complete strangers (i.e. freelance illustrators) to work for free.
Check it out, and let me know what you think.
Do it---> http://garretaj.blogspot.com/
Concerning CriticismHi guys. First of all, forgive my poor English.Concerning Criticism1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Today I have a nice topic to share with you.
I've been on this site since I was 19. It was 2006 and now 6 years passed.
I was a total noobie in digital art, I didn't even own a graphic tabled and I used to paint over my drawings with the mouse in Photoshop.
I used to draw in manga/anime style and I never attempted semi-realism but I always loved the Final Fantasy art style and I always wanted to draw faces like those.
My drawings in 2006/2008 looked like this.
And amy first digital drawings looked like this.
DA COMMISSIONS: WTF?I wanted to share this post I've seen on Tumblr. As a professionnal artist, I already know that I underprice my commissions. When you are a freelance, a drawing is generally 500€ to 1000€ when you're a beginner. On DA, I generally sell them at 30/50€. What to think about the new commission system, knowing that I'm already leaving my commissions for a low price?DA COMMISSIONS: WTF?2 months ago in Personal More Like This
You can easily understand: why do you open commissions then?
Well,I love drawing for other people, and most of commissionners don't even know the real price of a drawing (now you know!). But when I open commissions, this is because I've got the time, because I love to share with commissionners, to know their universe, OCs...and because it helps me to buy new fabric for reenactments too, for sure. But... Well... Shame on you DA! O_o
How can you sell a service for only 0.2/0.4$, knowing that DA takes 20% too?! O_o
It may be a good news for commissionners, but DA, you're killing the artists by making people think that a drawing cos
An Aereoscopic Adventure!An Aereoscopic Adventure!6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
i have always been a huge fan of art books. in fact i would say that 99 percent of my bookshelves are filled with art books ranging from animation to fashion design and everything visual in between. it was partly why i am so excited to have produced my own book, Walking Your Octopus. one of my goals with this project was to create an art book that was also an art object and this vision guided every aspect of the book's production. as we all know ebooks are becoming more and more popular and i struggled with how my book which was a celebration of all things analog might fit into the digital space. fortunately my very creative friend eric, had the solution...Aereoscope.
my friend Eric Daniels works with
Disney layoffs, 2D animation, and youA very nervous animation student (he didn't say, but I assume he is studying 2D animation) asked me about my opinions on the state of animation these days. What are the companies thinking with laying off all the employees, not doing 2D animation, canceling great TV series, etc.? Are the business people just evil? AND the even bigger question: Is John Lassiter a jerk (or worse) for letting all the 2D animators at Disney go yesterday?Disney layoffs, 2D animation, and you8 months ago in Personal More Like This
MY ANSWER: I have a slightly controversial (for an artist) perspective on businesses and business people. Over all, I like them. At times, I have even been grateful for them. (Steady paychecks should never be taken for granted. Wait till you don't have one one day, then you'll know!) Remember, we live in a world where businesses are expected to make money to stay alive. It's called capitalism. Others call it "business". That means, the animation world isn't any different from any other job/company
How to Create Fictional Highlights and ScalesHow to Create Fictional Highlights and Scales1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Click on the image above to view a 10 minute video tutorial for digital artists.
FF-02: Critique Theory + TechniqueCritiquing SystemsFF-02: Critique Theory + Technique1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are a few techniques + approaches to improve
the quality and helpfulness of your critiques!
Critiquing could almost be an art form in and of itself! It's complex, but needs to be accessible. It can be approached from many different perspectives; there are no right answers. In essence, critique is like collaborative problem solving!
You as critic work with an artist to identify a problem (maybe one that they themselves are unaware of), then you work together to find a solution to it. They communicate through their existing body of work, and the technique they've developed or concept they've expressed. You communicate through your observations, impressions, and suggestions!This guide is designed to give you some new ideas about how you might approach your critiques from a different angle! It contains questions for you to ask, as well as tec
Do Artists Matter?Do we matter?Do Artists Matter?3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm specifically talking about "us" as designers, artists, or creative people. Do artists matter?
I have two personal stories that have helped me gauge and answer that question for myself. I hope they help you too.
(SIDE NOTE: I believe in a God and I believe that God loves me and leads my path but that I have free will and can turn from his leading and do my "own thing". Both of these stories have a TON of "God flavoring" that would make them much longer, so know that they are there if you want to read between the lines and find them. In short, both stories are answers to prayer.)
After 9/11 I felt worthless. Making cartoons just wasn't important in the new post 9/11 world. Firemen, policemen, construction workers, teachers, healthcare workers, architects- really, anyone that contributes to rebuilding our world and its infrastructure, those people had important jobs to do. We
Feedback Frenzy 02 - Comment Contest + Prizes!Feedback Frenzy! (Comment Contest)Feedback Frenzy 02 - Comment Contest + Prizes!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A group of very, very devious deviants at #FeedbackFrenzy are hosting
the next site-wide comment and critiquing event!
Our goal is to reward great feedback within the community; to recognize the critics as well as the artists that keep deviantART a thriving environment for education and collaboration.The contest has already begun!
If you're participating, make sure you read the rules before beginning!
Our first Feedback Frenzy competition was a great success, and now it's time to host a second one. All deviants are invited to join in on this week of enjoyment, community involvement, and reward! This contest is a little different to the previous one - so please read this whole announcement even if you aren't new h
AskTheArtist InterviewInterview with *JonasDeRo 11/11/12AskTheArtist Interview1 year ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
<thefluffyshrimp> Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is ~thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview *JonasDeRo, a very talented artist and creator of many well-known works on deviantART.
<thefluffyshrimp> Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, JonasDeRo.
<JonasDeRo> Hello all, the pleasure is all mine!
<thefluffyshrimp> ~Fisharto asks "Without sharing too much of your ways to making environments how do you come up with ideas for painting?"
<JonasDeRo> Hello Fisharto, good question!
<JonasDeRo> I would say my main source of inspiration is traveling. I love painting but I love to travel even more; seeing cities, towns, nature really inspires me in the first
so you want to be a professional XDokay, time for another journalso you want to be a professional XD8 months ago in Personal More Like This
so i keep getting the same questions over and over again. how did i learn to do this.
i was self taught. by this i mean, i took the initiative and seeked out the knowledge, as no one was offering it.
i draw on average 8 to 10 hours a day, every day. by average i mean that some days its 6 and some 12
so... the argument.
i keep hearing this one. well i want to be a professional artist, but life is hard, i need to work, i don't really have the time....
let me put things in perspective here.
i used to work as a night guard on the beach. every single night from 8 pm to s6 am. after that i would go meet up with my dad who gouarded another beach to get a cup of coffee. we had a bite to eat, and then both went to haul and sell fruits and vegetables.
every evening i was drawing. when the sun set i sat under a street lamp and drew through the night.
every night. this was on occasion interrupted by a fight with some exceedingly drunk people who wouldn't
Don't go to Art School!I have not been brave enough to utter that sentence- until today. Today is the day I read THIS GREAT ARTICLE by Noah Bradley: https://medium.com/i-m-h-o/138c5efd45e9 I have been more and more bothered by us artists paying for art schools that cost as much as Ivy League law schools (or more) only to come out of said schools not able to find art jobs to pay off the mounds of debt that has left school with you! This article also mirrors my own feelings: its not about the instructors (or very rarely). They are underpaid and under appreciated. Some don't have the proper art training but have replaced that with Master's degrees, which is a pet peeve of mine as far as the costs the students are paying for that instruction. But, again, that's not the instructor's fault. They were able to get that job because only those with Master's degrees can fill those positions. They worked for that degree, so good for them. Art schools are not dDon't go to Art School!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
What Element Am I?What Element Am I?What Element Am I?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Let's Find Out!
[/] You are a cool, serene, and calm person. (Sometimes. But other times I can be pretty crazy )
[ ] When you get angry you tend to be dark and stormy.
[ ] You love to hang out around streams and rivers.
[X] You love the ocean. (Even though I've never actually been to one!)
[X] You're favorite color is blue.
[X] You like rain. (I like listening to it )
[ ] You like to wear greys and blues.
[ ] You like to drink water.
[ ] You are soothed by the sound of running water.
[X] You like boating/water skiing/swimming. (I Love swimming, but I've never been boating or water skiing.)
[ ] You like classical music.
[ ] You are a simple, down to earth person.
[ ] When you are angry you give withering looks.
[ ] You like to explore forests and hills.
[X] When you're sad you seem to wither away.
[ ] You love to garden.
[ ] You're not afraid to get dirty and you love to
Tag! ^^Hello! ^^Tag! ^^1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am a little board so I am going to make a tag!
Rules: If you are tagged you must post these rules ,you must answer each question and you must tag 5 - 10 people.
1. Your friend falls over what do you do?
2. You are being bulled what do you say to the bully?
3. Do you like doing tags?
4. You get $1000 for Christmas what do you do with it?
5. How would you feel if you got a free pass to Australia to see me?
6. What is your life dream?
7. What is your favourite animal?
8. Do you have an iPad?
9. Did you enjoy this tag?
10. Are you looking forward to the responses of your questions?
Sigh...Go on...Hate me...Because of what I am. Different, very. Strange, many have called me demonic. Interesting, depends on how you put it. God loving? Honest and truly.Sigh...Go on...Hate me...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am hated by many because I am a true full God loving Christian. I believe that Jesus is my Savior, and if you do not, judgement day will tell of your fate. I follow the rules of the Bible at my fullest, even if it means driving people away and wanting to hurt me...I speak of what I know is right, and am hated more for it and get people angry while I stand there and cry as I've made myself look like a fool. Why Christians? I'll tell you why...There are many out there who say they are Christian..Well...Those of you who say you are...I have one question, are you really? Do you just say it to make yourself look good? Do you say it to make others leave you be or look up to you? Or do you believe that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior, or do you only think He is nothing more than a prophet? No need to speak up of anything, you may remain quie
Ever wanted to JUST FACEPALM!Hey! Okay so I realised how stupid some of the things I have done are and I have decided to write some of them down so maybe you wont feel so stupid if you do something stupid...... Get itEver wanted to JUST FACEPALM!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ever tried to mentally communicate with you alarm clock (That you can't figure out how to set the alarm for) Face Palm.
Ever nearly started a fire by turning a hot plate instead of an oven on. Face Palm
Ever said something quickly and then failed to say it slowly with out saying it stupidly ever again. Face Palm
Ever told someone something that you had planned not to tell anyone Face Palm
Ever broken a promise you made your self Face Palm
Ever turned around when some one says "don't turn around" Face Palm
The list goes on and on :/
But I'm sure I'm not the only one who has done something stupid.... So next time you are really angry with yourself for doing something stupid t
ASSASSIN'S CREED MARATHONGood everything my dear Assassins!ASSASSIN'S CREED MARATHON1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yesterday we received a note from ~Fman101Fritz
"Dear L1ve by the Creed,
I am part of a Honor Society called Alpha Iota, at Antelope Valley College. As a fan to another I am bringing you something amazing. We are doing an ASSASSIN'S CREED MARATHON this December 14 -19. 5 days, 24 hours of nonstop gaming of the fabulous Assassin's Creed Series. Watch Us Live Stream and See if we can 100%. YES 100% complete all five games within 5 days. During that time you can chat with us, win prizes, see us doing funny things, tell us to do a funny thing. We absolutely love this game and we have done this marathon already once by gathering close to 1500 dollars in donations. We send all money to Child's Play who sends the money to many Children's hospitals around the world. All we ask is if you can post this on your journal page so we can have the support of many Assassin's Creed lovers around the world who can enjoy this honorable cause with us.
Also if there ar
I hate most game publishers and this is why...There are not to many things that get me mad in this world, I have a fair bit of understanding and am very tolerant, but there is one thing above most others that I really cant stand and that's game publishers that care about making money more than making games, and I know that a lot of people know exactly what I'm talking about.I hate most game publishers and this is why...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The worse offender is EA, but there not alone Ubisoft and a long list of others are right behind them.
Because of this most games these days are focusing on "13 year old's that live in New York City" the games are accessible not finished and minimum effort, they just all round suck.
A side factor of this is most hardcore games have became completely extinct, look at RTS the last grate one was Supreme commander FA, and that was years ago, RTS are totally dead the only ones that do get made are the most accessible heaps of crap like Star Craft II and all C&C games, they have almost 0 base building and the economy is focused on rush, RTS should be at leas
How old do you act?Hello! This is the first of the fun blogs I am going to submit today... the second will be this afternoon so enjoy!How old do you act?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
HOW OLD DO YOU ACT?
You know how to make a pot of coffee.
You keep track of dates using a calendar.
You own a credit card.
You know how to change the oil in a car.
You've done your own laundry.
You can vote in an election.
You can cook for yourself.
You think politics are interesting.
You show up for school late a lot.
You always carry a pen/pencil in your bag/purse/pocket.
You've never gotten a detention.
You have forgotten your own birthday.
You like to take walks by yourself.
You know what credibility means, without looking it up
You drink caffeine at least once a week.
TOTAL SO FAR:
You know how to do the dishes.
You can count to 10 in another language.
When you say you're going to do something you usually do it.
You can mow the lawn.
You study even when you don't have to.
You have hand washed a car before.
You can spell experience, without looking it up.
Got the dA inbox bug curseWell it looks like I'm also part of the long list of deviants who seem to have some sort of "inbox bug" that does not give our watchers an update of new artworks posted.Got the dA inbox bug curse1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I had to delete two of my artworks posted recently because they were not appearing in many of my watchers inbox. I even went on both of my sister's accounts who watch me, and both of my new artworks did not appear in either of them - even after I updated them twice.
I'm not getting a lot - or if any of the other artists that I watch who upload a new artwork in my inbox as well, so something is up.
As of now I won't be posting new art here until the problem is fixed or after I wait a while (maybe a few days). If you would like to see new artworks from me instantly, you will find them via my Tumblr account.
Sorry for the inconvenience guys, but it is annoying me to a certain degree.
...And I wonder if this journal entry will also appear in your inbox.
~Contest Reminders~Just sending this out to our new members, and old members, to remind you all that the *Loki on Halloween Contest* is ending in TWO WEEKS from today. The last day to submit entries will be Saturday, October 27th, not long before Halloween itself~Contest Reminders~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Remember, this contest theme is pretty broad... just be sure to have Loki and Halloween/dressing up in your entry somehow. It can be LIT or ART. Both are to be submitted into the same folder, called "Contest Entries."
For more info, go to
Anyway, for submitting contest entries, you can send a request to :iconLokiMyLove: for your art to be submitted to "Contest Entries." OR you can send me or any of my co-founders a link to your artwork or lit, and we can send YOU a request to have it added into the correct folder. I hope this makes sense....
So yup. I hope to be seeing more contest entries within the next week. We only have one so far!
Everyone have a great weekend!! :iconlokidplz: