Photography FortnightlyPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Fortnightly1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"Others have seen what is and asked why.
I have seen what could be and asked why not."
Over at CRPhotography this month we're talking about Technology V Skill and whether it's more or less important to have skill when undertaking photography, or to have good technology. Or is it a combination of both? Drop your thoughts on the topic in the article found here - DeviantART points for the top response! Leading on from this, 3wyl has posted Post Processing Thoughts which talks about the things to consider whilst embarking on editing your photographs.Also check out 15 Storytelling Photos...
Heads Up! Free Premium Membership ScamHello dears,Heads Up! Free Premium Membership Scam2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A link is being shared around about a secret premium membership giveaway by Deviantart
and only a few lucky people know about this secret and oh super awesome event.
You're supposed to give a link to 9 people and you get a premium membership..a whole week extension.. that's just impossible!
Look at the URL, if it's not deviantart.com, then close the tab immediately. Don't trust these kind of events or giveaways that are off-site. Especially if they look like that they are done by deviantART and if they asked you about your email and other information.
:faq660: ..just in case.
Stay safe, people!
Best video resources for digital artistsLearning the theory without any practice is incredibly pointless when it comes to art. No book, no lecture and no video will ever teach you how to paint if you won't find the time for creating something yourself.Best video resources for digital artists2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
On the other hand, doing everything alone and without any instructions is the longest and hardest way of achieving anything. What's worse it doesn't guarantee you success.
Through the last couple of years I've been painting, I've learned that the best way for me to learn to paint is to copy techniques of people who know what they're doing. There's no better way doing it than watching videos with commentaries. That's why today I thought I'd share with you some great lectures, tutorials and demos I've found on youtube. Below you'll find a list of the best YT channels and samples of videos. Go and subscribe for more great vids!
Official channel of FZD School of Design which is considere
Competition: Draw me a …26/3/12Competition: Draw me a …3 years ago in Personal More Like This
OK guys the contest should be over now. I have one last entry that promises to be in soon (I'm looking at you Domisea) but I'm a bit busy at the moment anyway so I'll start the judging in a few days.
I'll do my best to put up a winners journal within a week. Good luck everybody
The contest deadline has been extended for five days for all those people out there who need a little extra time. The contest now ends on 25th March Good luck everybody!
The basis of this competition is simple. I give you a theme/subject and then you interpret it anyway you want! I would prefer if entries were drawn for this competition though. I'd rather see people respond to the criteria (loose as it is) then to see people to enter in with art they've already done. But you still can enter with already existing a
CONTEST TIME! Art prizes this time! Be sure to check the comments if you have a question! it might already be answered!CONTEST TIME! Art prizes this time!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
All entries will be added here http://griffsnuff.deviantart.com/favourites/51796505
now that my todolist is much smaller, I can finally offer art as prizes in a contest. Might add points later, but I have to earn up some first xD
You are to choose one of my active characters under to enter in my contest. You can enter as many times you want.
Deadline will be may 3rd
Have to be one of the characters over.
Be sure to mention what cathegory you enter.
You must include colors ( shading isnt important)
No backgrounds allowed.
The drawing needs to be transparant
Must upload the picture to deviantART
Animation is allowed.
JohnSu goes to AX 2013Hey guys, sorry I took so long! This year I'm going to try something a little different and not Flash-dependent. I wasn't really sure how much I was gaining by making the pages squiggly and separated by animated transitions, so without further adieu, here's my report on this year's Anime Expo, now with alt-text! (hover mouse on image for commentary)JohnSu goes to AX 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
My biggest regret this year was being too busy and not getting around the artist alley more and visiting people and panels. Thanks to everyone who visited, and sorry to everyone who I didn't visit (or visited only very briefly)! I feel really rude in retrospect. I also feel like I didn't really get to see much of what AX had to offer this year by confining myself to my table for most of it.
Next year I hope to have some sort of book-type product at my table, but knowing myself, I will probably either give up or miss deadlines again and you'll see a repeat of the first two images in the report.
MAN, I sure got tired of drawing myself.
closed -- commissions!hey, i'm finally getting around to getting my info up!closed -- commissions!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
it's pretty plain stuff i'm doing right now tho since i don't have any up-to-date refs
update: changed pricing since i feel my skill and time is worth more so there's like a 5 buck difference on everything, also included custom adopts officially!
-- commission info --
i can do anything (human, monsters, furries, nsfw, bl, gl, ect) but some things i might not be able to do just be specific and ask~!
what happens when i draw art for you is that you receive artwork for non-profit use
you can do whatever, use it as a roleplay ref for your character, paste it on your wall, make it a cover on your binder,
turn it into a mask to wear at night, whatever you want~
the only things you can't do is claim credit for the work and/or profit off of it;
as in selling, reproducing for distribute, tracing, ect.
these are the prices of a single body artwork
Frozen Review (no spoilers)Saw Frozen finally. Gotta say, it was much better than I thought it was going to be.Frozen Review (no spoilers)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Like many of you, I was privy to the ongoing “takedown” of this latest Disney cartoon through various forums and blogs online. And this is a spectacular reason why you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover. So much of the pre-release hatred was focused on trivial things (some of which had been changed without the community knowing for a long time) and on pointing out minor technical errors that I kinda feel like people were WANTING to hate this movie from the start. (And full disclosure here: I even participated in some of that pre-release hate.)
To be honest, after I saw it I felt kinda “meh” about it. But the more I’ve let it sink in and the more I’ve thought about it after the fact, the more I began to appreciate it (Which is always good). It’s better to have a movie start off meh and become a favorite over time than one which y
Top 10 Games that I played a sh*tload out ofNot necessarily good games, but definitely games that I spent hours and hours and hours on. Sometimes due to how fun the game is, sometimes because its the only game I have that I can play. Below are my top 10. All with funny stories attached to them. Feel free to borrow this idea and write your own journal. Or tell me what your top 10 are in the comments below.Top 10 Games that I played a sh*tload out of2 years ago in Personal More Like This
10. Golden Eye
Golden Eye for the 64. Once again I gotta mention how I joined a coloring competition in the newspaper and won myself a Nintendo 64 *cough cough*, The 64 boosted my confidence in pursuing a career in art... no actually let me rephrase, the 64 boosted my confidence in becoming a gamer and to do as little work as possible in school, yup thats more accurate. Me and my friends used to play this game so much now days I need to play my FPS games on invert, our favourite way of playing was 'slappers only' where we don't use weapons, then all go into a cubicle in the facility level and slap each other crazy. no ho
Fan and Creator RelationshipsWe see it all the time these days. An artist posts work-in-progress of whatever it is they're working on and they get instant feedback from their fans. Be it on tumblr, DA, through a livestream session or on their websites, this trend of letting fans critique their work before it's finished is becoming so common place that it's almost expected of us now.Fan and Creator Relationships2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Personally I'm a little torn up on the idea. On the one hand all artists need feedback and critique to improve, and if something isn't right with their work it's much easier to notice and fix while it's in a preliminary stage. On the other hand... a creator logistically can't show the behind the scenes work of everything they do. And if an artist isn't being 100% transparent with their art, it's often wrongly assumed that they're trying to "hide" something.
It's been happening more and more lately, fans of an artist being extremely vocal about how they feel the art should be drawn. And while feedback is important, I also
Chocu's Summertime Design Contest!WIN 3,000 pointsCONTEST EXTENDED TO JULY 3RD <3 THANKS LOVELIES<3Chocu's Summertime Design Contest!WIN 3,000 points2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please feature this contest! if you feature I'll give you a sketch or sumthin' uvu <3
Since I have some points to spare, I've decided to give it away for a lovely design!
I want to see what you all can come up with! Surprise me!
RULES-FACTS TO KNOW:
I've decided to put no limits on the designing!
any breed of animal, common, mythical, made up species, or whatever your heart desires uvu
Enter as many times as you want, just link your design/s you're entering below in the comments! c:
Please be kind to other contestants, and don't copy other designs! ;O;
I love cute designs just as much as I love serious designs <':
I enjoy pastels, natural colors, and elemental designs, and made up species, and etc: I looove unique designs<3
Contest ends on
Tropes Vs Women in Video Games - Part 2Let's get this part out of the way first...Tropes Vs Women in Video Games - Part 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, comments are disabled on her YouTube video. But honestly, why does everyone see this as a "problem?" I know it's common wisdom to assume that if you hide comments you're "scared" of receiving criticism or some other bullshit, but think beyond that please.
1) Comments enabled would just allow hate speech and actual sexism to persist because the internet has already determined that everyone hates Anita. No matter how thoughtful or constructive your criticisms might be, YouTube's 500 character limit isn't the best place to give it, plus it would be drowned out by the trolls and haters spewing negativity.
2) Her videos are also meant more as a teaching tool, not a vlog series, and as such are potentially going to be used in classrooms. Probably a good idea to keep nasty comments of homophobia, racism, sexism, etc off of the main source of the video. I think that's backed up beautifully by having her tell parents to preview the
Dear WatchersDear WatchersDear Watchers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello it is I Captain Ryceball with an egg on top. I don't think I have ever spoken to you directly before watchers, well hi my name is Ry nice to meet you, I'm an alcoholic. No wait I'm not. Hi. OK this is more like a THANK YOU journal more than anything. Here goes:
THANK YOUUUUU (With toppings on top)
First things first, I just want to thank you so much for watching me all these days/month/years depending on how long you have been following me, every comment and every favourite and every pageview counts, I appreciate the love you have given me, I appreciate every advice and encouragement and time you have taken out of your busy lives to input into mine. I love you all. Thank you very very much, if its not because of you guys, I might not even be here today. And thats the truth.
DO NOT NOTE ME IF NOT BUSINESS RELATED
CLOSEDLet's host a giveaway~CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
30 is the prize up for grabs!
So, how do you enter?
1.) Fav this journal!
The giveaway will run until October 20th-21st (whenever i get on around that time)
So enter enter enter!
Edit: ALSO, mostly anyone can join! Even point donors! <3
The winner is....
A.k.a = Melissas-randomness!
Congrats, you win 30 points!
So, after all this fun, I'm going to be on a hiatus. When I come back, the comments will be deleted and I'll renew myself.
I'm sorry if I don't get to your comment, I've been seriously stressed lately and this point account is sometimes not my top priority.
And coming back to 200 comments never helps
I hope ya'll understand. I'm a human being too ;v;
WIN a Pony PLUSH Contest! - 4DAYS LEFT!!!Hey there, Everypony!WIN a Pony PLUSH Contest! - 4DAYS LEFT!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, you're probably thinking, FREE PLUSH?! OMG!!! That's right you read correctly!
There are only TWO things.
1. The plush will be an OC PONY
2.You have to ENTER a contest to get it! Now before you go making any faces I promise it'll be a somewhat fun contest.
The Contest is - DRAW YOUR PONY OC showing off their talents with :iconStarimo: 's OC and :iconJin-Tei:'s OC!
The OC that we think is the MOST creative and fun looking will win! After all we want to see your creative talents as much as we show off ours.
Don't have an OC pony? MAKE ONE UP! Buy one then draw it in the picture and such! XD BE CREATIVE. Know of some pony who can enter? TELL THEM! We want this to be BIG and FUN FUN FUN!! We need to SEE your pony!!! XD
1. The picture MUST contain Our OCs, and YOUR OC!
2. You MUST show off your OC's talent~! (Just make one up dude...XD It's for fun.)
3. MUST BE A PONY OC!!!! - Seriously, If it's NOT
You know what annoys me with Fiolee some times?Some of the fanwork...specially the comics and fanfictions. I'm not going to point out which ones but I see this a lot:You know what annoys me with Fiolee some times?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Fionna likes Gumball
-Gumball rejects her (This usually is in a very out of character way they do it, making him come off as an ass usually or "leading her on" at first)
-Fionna is sad
-Marshall comforts her because he's always LUV'D HER.
-He admits feelings
-OUT OF NO WHERE FIONNA LIKES HIM AND FORGETS GUMBALL
Or replace all the above with Flame Prince (but they're actually together and he's being a jerk).
Or all the boys fighting over Fionna and Fionna is conflicted...
Or you know what? Best way to describe this is people writing as though this is some teenage romance or a shojo manga...
Why am I ranting? Because I never do and Fionna is probably one of the few female characters now days who is a STRONG female character and people just like to shit on that with typical romance bull. I'd like to believe Fionna is a bit more complicated than that.
Yeah ok I'm ranting
Other M, Kickstarter, and Frozen Vs TangledOther M DramaOther M, Kickstarter, and Frozen Vs Tangled1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone, just wanted to say sorry for starting up more Other M drama. It still fascinates me how just mentioning the name of the game causes so many people to get so angry. I guess I thought maybe the hatred for it had died down, but I was wrong. So sorry to any of my fans who might’ve been caught up in any frustrating debates or flame wars as a result. That’s my bad, I’ll try to not let it happen again
A fan of my work asked if I would promote this so here it goes. The page is in spanish, but thanks to google translate y’all can read about it here!
Or if you read spanish here’s the non-translated page: http://fondeadora.mx/projects/vetealaversh
Check it out, if it looks like something you’d be interested in
Birthday Aftermath (with 4 photos!)Thanks tons people for all the happy birthdays. I didn't reply everyone but I read everyone of them I swear, and took it to the heart, I think at one point a manly tear even rolled down my cheek. And big thanks to those who were kind enough to draw me a birthday picture, I have posted them all on my facebook for all to see, a lot of pikachu with top hats I saw! So what did I actually do on the day, the initial plan was just stay at home and draw... as I have a lot of work to do. I havent celebrated a birthday probably since my 21st 5 years ago really, and I don't like to tell people its my birthday until after, I like seeing that guilty look on their faces. So that was my plan, but then I get a surprise visit from my Bulba folks from Brisbane on the day of my birthday! I told them it was ok, you don't need to travel all the way down to Sydney just to celebrate my birthday, I then realise it was because they needed to come down to sort out some passport things, nothing to do with me. :IBirthday Aftermath (with 4 photos!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
PORTRAIT and DAKIMAKURA commissionsPlease read this journal:PORTRAIT and DAKIMAKURA commissions8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Note: I will finish one of these per day so you might get your headshot done in 1~30 days depending of where you are on the list!
Digital, Cell/ anime style
Headshot/portrait- U$25 each
If you are interested note me with the info bellow:
Paypal name & email:
Number of characters:
Expression: *optional, but it would be nice for me
*Note that I will start on these in the beginning/ mid october only, as explained in the previous journal, just a very few slots though!
U$100 (single character, 2 different poses)
Original size: 1969x5096 (so you can print it)
Note me with the following:
Noah and The Winter Solider DiscussionNoahNoah and The Winter Solider Discussion1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve already mentioned that I enjoyed Noah in a previous journal, but after talking with friends and family and reading reviews online I feel inclined to bring it up again. See, Noah is under a HUGE assault like no other movie in recent years has been. On one side Christians are lambasting it for deviating too much from the sanitized version of Noah’s Ark they’re familiar with and “removing god” from the storyline (I’ll get back to why that’s ridiculous in a minute), while atheists are lambasting it as more of the same “Christianity propaganda” they’ve worked so hard to avoid. The bottom line being that BOTH sides are refusing to see the movie due to their ideological beliefs.
And that’s just sad.
Noah is not a perfect film, but it’s still one that I think everyone should watch, both religious and non. Noah is, at it’s core, an interpretation of the classic story by an amazing film mak
Point GiveAways And Art Contest ! !So....I am doing a giveaway also a art contest !Point GiveAways And Art Contest ! !2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you wanna come and join, just note me saying I Wanna Join The Art Contest !!
You will be drawing jack With His bird ! this is him --> my new OC! ((if you wanna fav the drawing you can xD if you want ! LoL!
You will win Manga Comics and more things ! I have a lot of comics to give away ! ! ! I will send them out to you all what you need to do if you win ! Is send me your post code and over things ! So I can send it out !
The giveaway will be only 100 points
What my friend is holding on my acc ..!
If you wanna join !
All what you need to do is
If you wanna join the Point giveaway, Just Fav This Journal !
If you wanna join the drawing contest ! Send me a note
! Thank you for reading! ! !
Also the comics are adventure time and more of the cool! Comics !
The manga will be bleach and all the over cool manga out there !
tumblr Safety Followup4chan v tumblrtumblr Safety Followup10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I mentioned it briefly yesterday, and thanks to some people filling in the blanks I didn’t have at the time I feel the need to update this with more information for everyone’s sake.
Apparently what happened is that a couple feminists on tumblr (most sources only mentioning on average 4 people) tried to start a “let’s take down 4chan” campaign. 4chan (the source of some of the lowliest, filthiest, scummiest people on the planet), didn’t like that. So they’ve retaliated with a “take down tumblr” campaign. Please bear in mind that there is no real evidence to support this and it might all just be 4chan stirring up shit themselves for the lulz.
4chan users created multiple accounts and then proceeded to spam the popular tumblr tags with excessive amounts of gore, porn, child pornography, and have been taking “selfie” images of underage tumblr users and photoshop them into porn. They've also
Ms. Male Character - Tropes vs Women in Video GameI hate talking about Anita Sarkeesian, but primarily because there’s such anger induced hatred of the woman herself that people tend to gloss over what she’s saying and ignore the bigger issue by nitpicking her to death. That’s very frustrating for me because whenever I talk about her videos or so much as refer to her by name, the response is almost magical. Saying Anita Sarkeesian on the internet is like a magical incantation to summon trolls.Ms. Male Character - Tropes vs Women in Video Game1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It’s almost impossible to talk about the subject matter (which is the actual issue that needs to be discussed) without devolving into a venom spewing hate storm against the messenger (Anita). And remember, this is coming from someone who DOESN’T LIKE HER EITHER. Her views on “Sucker Punch” were so misjudged and ill informed that it’s almost comical. That being the case, I feel the need to preface this journal with some requests. Please for the love of god if you are going to respond to this journal
Stupid Beliebers. -Ranting-If you're not aware of the situation going on Twitter currently, Drake Bell made a few tweets dissing Bieber. Now his arm of fangirls are sending Drake death threats and crap. They say "He's become a dick", "That he's doing it for attention", "I hate Drake and Josh now". Please. Grow the fuck up stupid Bieber fans. Drake's allowed to say whatever he wants. Not everyone loves your precious Bieber. I hate him with a passion too. He's not hot, his music pretty much sucks, and all these girls worship him like he's god. No. He's not. Chill the fuck out you little girls. And the tweet Justin posted about Drake and Josh being his favorite show as a kid, Drake doesn't care. It's not gonna change his opinion about you. So stop being a kiss ass. You and your fans annoy the shit out of me. Just stop everything you're doing. K?Stupid Beliebers. -Ranting-3 years ago in Personal More Like This