A Mysterious Machine Appears: The Hunt for Gems!A Mysterious Machine Appears: The Hunt for Gems!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome everyone, to the first contest in a long while! BlackWing and I are to host this event, and maybe to put a little artistic effort in it ourselves (but of course it wouldn't allow us to win, that wouldn't be very fair, would it?)
Here are the details for the event!
You are to draw one of your characters, whether it be a creature from Life Crystals or an original character, and they are sent by the human creators of the Skitters to help search for precious gems. These gems can be rubies, sapphires, emeralds, topaz, jade and even diamond! Find the prettiest gem you lay your eyes on! For the record, this gem will lead to the Skitter you want. If you want a blue or red gem for your Skitter, then have your character look for a Sapphire, Ruby, or any gem that has those colors. You can even search for rarer gems that I haven't stated yet.
You can even have your character search for a particular type of stone or raw steel for the body.
Next, you can put a little (or l
be really dedicatedSo, I was drawing at work yesterday (I'm now at WB btw, yay!), when I just looked down, startled, and thought, "This is what I wanted it to look like." I suddenly couldn't fathom how that had happened. Like I don't remember when I got to the point where someone tells me their idea, then I'm able to sit down and just MAKE THAT THING. I remember being someone who couldn't figure out how to do that, and I acknowledge being the me I am now, but where were the two bridged and when did I cross? This whole week has kind of been like that - me thinking about the person I was when I joined this site and the person I am today.be really dedicated2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On that note, lemme take you back to a journal entry from August 2007, essentially at the start of my second year of USC (I was getting a Master's in Comm. Management):
"My career counselor at my school (which btw, I feel, MUST train its employees to dissuade bright-eyed students from having any ambitions outside of the SPECIFIC interests of the
Publishing Manga, Comics, Graphic Novels, ArtbooksHello, I'm Jochannon; I've been publishing online for about two years, strictly small-time, but I do have dreams.Publishing Manga, Comics, Graphic Novels, Artbooks4 years ago in Personal More Like This
WHAT I'M DOING
Every week I publish art of all sorts including manga, comics, graphic novels and art books too; that's what this journal is about.
I will take artwork from pretty much any genre and type: prose, poetry, comics, you name it.
Because I publish by email there is a size limit on what I can publish: multi-page comics and manga may need to be published as serials.
Once I have published a piece of art, all rights to it revert to the creator.
Sex: it's normal, it's natural, having sex or nudity in your art will not disqualify it, but I will not publish pornography or erotica.
Considering the previous paragraph, artwork touching on rape or pedophilia must handle the subject with delicacy
I reserve the right to not publish any artwork that I find personally offensive.
I will not edit your art, but publish them exactly the way yo
Birthday and Wedding day (with some pics!)Yep, Saturday was a magical day to me! Because I got married, it's true, but also because I'm back home and find many birthday wishes and gifts from you guys! I love you so much! You can't imagine what it means to me ♥ Thanks for being here and supporting me and my work!Birthday and Wedding day (with some pics!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some gifts I've received and some pics of the wedding preparation (I don't have any pics yet but the first one from the D day!)
And now some pics of the wedding making of (only the first one is from the Dday):
Just Tell the Fucking StoryOkay, so I saw this journal that contained a number of tips, including a detailed section on 'show don't tell,' and I had an epiphany. There was an 'Oh' and everything so you know it's legit.Just Tell the Fucking Story3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
For a while now I have wondered why amateur writers write the most mind-numbingly long descriptions that I could not care about even a little (yes, my attention span is short, why'd you think I put in so many GIFs? but anyway, I'm a bit atypical there). I mean, I don't want the 'flames of burning searing pain of the aching broken heart' all up in my grill. I'd genuinely prefer a 'he hated her after the break up.' That's all I need to know about that? Good. Move on.
And that's the 'oh' moment: when people tell you to show not tell, they always fail to mention 'pacing.'
Look, there are times when it's best to convey a mood. His trembling fingers reach for the full glass, her voice an angry buzz in the back of his mind--I'd consider that a reasonable establishing shot. But if you're halfway t
LINEART TUTORIAL ON YOUTUBEHIII :iconbunnyloveplz:LINEART TUTORIAL ON YOUTUBE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first part of my tutorials is out!
I will upload when I colour soon enough ♥♥♥
I was SUPER nervous through whole video ehehe ;//_//;;
Hope it is somewhat helpful :iconyuicryplz:
*ROLLS OF TO BED*
SUMMER DRAGON CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCEDFINAL UPDATE 10/3/2012 - This will be my LAST update on this update-ridden journal. (Hooray!) I'm here to say that THE RESULTS ARE IN! See the winners right here!!SUMMER DRAGON CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is Connie signing out! - END FINAL UPDATE
UPDATE 10/2/2012 - Heigh ho, friends! Contraltissimo back from the dead here. Oy my gosh school.
*ahem* I'm here to let you all know that I HAVE COMPLETED JUDGING the entries, but that I will not be posting the results tonight, because it's über-late, and morning comes early, and I would rather put together something a bit more formal than I have time for right now. Expect results tomorrow.
To preemptively make up for the pins and needles this waiting may elicit, I have prepared
I'm proud to announce......that I'm the "Mum" of the next Assassin's Creed game's main character (Assassin's Creed: Pirates) Well ok, it's just a little AC game next to the big ones, but.. I'm really happyI'm proud to announce...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can't wait to share with you the concepts I've done for this game
Unfortunatly, Alonzo is not visible for the moment in the trailer, but he'll be on the Internet soon I guess haha! Excited!
For the moment, please, admire the work my colleagues have done on this game
CLOSED FOR THE MOMENT
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When you want a slot, please tell me immediatly what you want me to draw It's easier this way!
As I have some free time during lunch, I can open some commissions!
Sometimes I draw during my lunch break (so, at my workplace...) it may take some days/weeks to finish if my team needs me I also try to draw in the evening, but my eyes are still restin
Fan Art Contest! UPDATE WITH FAQFan Art Contest! UPDATE WITH FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
hi everyone! to show my appreciation for all the love here on deviant art i am holding an otto an victoria fan art contest. the grand prize will be a signed limited edition of my book with an original drawing included! submissions must be done by july 17th! that gives you a month. be creative and have fun! please tag "otto and victoria" and "brian kesinger" and make sure your your piece is appropriate for all ages!
i created a group here called OttoAndVictoriaFans http://ottoandvictoriafans.deviantart.com/ when you finish your entry feel free to submit it to that group so that all the entries can be in one place!
also i wanted to reiterate that all artistic media is welcome from sketching to sculpture, hand drawn to cg. thanks again and let me know if you have any other questions! thank you!
LINE WEIGHT III art show at Gallery Nucleus!LINE WEIGHT III art show at Gallery Nucleus!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm nothing if not terrible about telling you folks about things at the last minute, right? So let's not break tradition- I'm going to be heading down to LA this weekend for the Line Weight III show at Nucleus Gallery! This is a show dedicated entirely to traditional linework- I rarely get to sell originals, let alone six of them, so I'm pretty excited. Additional details:
Just take a moment to stare at that flyer and look at what good company I'm in, I'll wait. I KNOW RIGHT? It's daunting. I'm flattered. I love all these guys.
Going to Antarctica for AntarctiCon2013Hiya folks its me the chubby Ryrannosaurus rex, things are gonna get real COOL soon (Please excuse the pun) cos I'll be attending AntarctiCon 2013 at the Subantarctic Station at Macquarie Island of Antarctica. Who knew that one day I would be going somewhere THIS cold, it will be my first time out of Australia attending conventions in other countries! Im a little nervous but also quite excited, but since Antarctica is so close as well as the fact that Antarctica is partly owned by Australia, going down there isn't a problem at all. SO YEAH if you are there and a fan, please come by my table to say hi! I won't bite hard lol. Im at Table A5 of the artist alley, the building isn't very big anyway so I shouldn't be that hard to find, celebrities going there includes Brittany Murphy who was brilliant in Eminem's 8 Mile, the Leslie Nielsen who was in Naked Gun (My favourite comedy movie you should totally check it out) and the great m*therf*cker VAL KILMER who was freakiGoing to Antarctica for AntarctiCon20133 years ago in Personal More Like This
The hell is this? [imagixs.com] REAL ALL!ORIGINAL POST:The hell is this? [imagixs.com] REAL ALL!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Be wary as usual guys, just because I'm linking doesn't mean it's 100% safe. If you don't have an antivirus it's better you avoid this site. It's shown no harmful data to me thus far but that is because I do have a strong antivirus program. If you don't have one, get one!)
Ummmn...well, I found my work up there http://imagixs.com/search?q=ninjakato&p=1 Which is hilarious because almost all the images they do have of mine aren't even line art... they're sketches of OCs...which of course are not line art O_o
Okay so, down to tacks of brass... Apparently this is a free colouring page website which allows people to grab, print, and colour images/line arts.
Ummmn... how about no.
No no no no no.
Apparently someone missed the memo on my images that 'unauthorized usage is prohibited'. This means my artwork isn't allowed to be used as line art unless I say so.
I'm going to safely assume this is just a website that does and auto s
Been living a terrible lie for the past 2 yearsCan you believe that the levels of pressure ive been using its the one on top and not the one under?Been living a terrible lie for the past 2 years1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For past two years, ive been on a several depression, works taking like 3 times the amount it took me , i was like maybe, because im learn new things and im leveling up by adding extra effort, i noticed people uploading art and art like they were eating candies, this depressed me more, why its taking too long, why my work looks like its 80% finished but why i cant get the 20% right, why even if i spend 3 extra days on the image why still looks like a 80% painting? WHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY? What am i doingwrong , did i just forgot my talent? Did my talent expired just like that. Comments like this were in my mind each time i was working on a new piece, moving the hand and not getting the line i wanted, if i wanted a gray color i had to choose a gray color or will be impossible to get same gray with using a black on my tablet, there were no light pressure on my tablet, its like the first 30% of
Erica Henderson's Baby's First Mythos Kickstarter!The insanely talented Erica Henderson (my buddy/former roommate back at RISD) just started a Kickstarter campaign to redraw and publish an updated version of her Lovecraftian children's book, Baby's First Mythos!Erica Henderson's Baby's First Mythos Kickstarter!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The original is out of print and was already cute as hell, so imagine that but with even better art. And extra content. And prints. It's… Its a pretty great deal.
GO SUPPORT HER SERIOUSLY YOU GUYS
Big New Things: A Book! A Webcomic! A Blog Entry!Guys! Hi!Big New Things: A Book! A Webcomic! A Blog Entry!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This month is crazy- The book cover for the Maleficent project I did with Disney is out, and the book will follow shortly! It's available for preorder here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Curse-Maleficent-Sleeping-Beauty/dp/1423197518
This Friday the Dawngate Chronicles will launch and I'll officially be a webcomic artist! The ongoing series will be posting here: http://www.dawngatechronicles.com
I'll be drawing and talking about some of that from PAX East, livestreaming on Friday from 4pm-6pm EST, you can catch that here: http://www.twitch.tv/waystonegames
Edit: Streams are up at the following links!
Day One (Marginally professional; Spirits of Decay, Fury, and Desecrator with a sad Dibs) http://www.twitch.tv/waystonegames/b/518954056?t=02h25m25s
Day Two (Going off the rails…The victory of Dibs, the one that got crazy; Dibsecrator, Fridge Dese, Hammertime Dibs, Ice Cr
After much deliberation......it's time to announce the Cubism Messenger Bag Design Challenge Semi-Finalists!After much deliberation...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We would like to start off by saying congratulations to everyone who entered this extremely difficult Design Challenge. Cubism is a very specific type of art, and we applaud all the deviants who gave it a shot. We know the judges are going to have a difficult time as well when they have to narrow down the top 100 designs, voted for by you, the community, to only two winning designs. The two Finalists who are chosen will each win $1,500 cash, 10 messenger bags with their winning design printed on them, and their bags will be sold in the deviantART Shop!
We know, we know what you're thinking: get to the good stuff already! All right, you've asked for it. Here are the top 100 Cubism Messenger Bag Designs as voted for by you!
Varying perspective - dA style by Renacido:th
Apparel Collection: ALL dAY EVERY dAY“ALL dAY EVERY dAY” represents the artist’s constant love for making art. This drive and determination is always working in the back of our minds, always noticing inspiring things, always adding notes and drawings to notebooks, and always thinking creatively. DeviantART is a wonderful, swirling artistic ecosystem with a fertile breeding ground for this never-ending creative spirit.Apparel Collection: ALL dAY EVERY dAY3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently at deviantART, we tried out a small-scale collaborative program, bringing in outside artists to illustrate pieces for the seasonal clothing line. For the piece ALL dAY EVERY dAY, I’m proud to introduce Tony Van Groningen, or tonybricker here on dA. It’s always a pleasure to hand an artistic brief off to an artist and have them come back with an exciting piece that can go a few rounds in collaborative sessions to make final. Working collaboratively brings multiple viewpoints to the drawing board and adds a great deal of richness to successful pieces.
My art was stolen, now what?!You're casually browsing the internet when all of a sudden you see your art ripped on someone's myspace page, or elsewhere on the net, so what do you do?My art was stolen, now what?!9 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Well if you're an American citizen, you're protected under that infamous law known as the DMCA, or the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you right click your ripped image and select properties, youll be able to see the address where the image is hosted. If its photobucket or some other easily accessible site then you have it easy and you know where to go to find a support email address. If your image is hosted on a dot com, youll need to do a WhoIs search and the name server that is listed will usually give away the company that is physically hosting the site. You can then get in contact with most sites through a webmaster or support email if you take a quick look around their site.
So now you know where your image is, what company is hosting it, and how to get a hold of them, then you scratch your head and ask
Elements of Fear Contest!Greetings, Denizens of FantasyLegends!Elements of Fear Contest!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some time has passed and it is again appropriate to hold another contest. In the last one, our "Dragon" contest, the entries were all so awesome and creative that an equally challenging theme for the next one was key. Some asked for a Sci-Fi theme. And, while I had some ideas on the burners , I wasn't able to narrow Sci-Fi down enough. But, rest assured, a Sci-Fi themed contest is on the way, so stay tuned for that.
Presently, a scary wind is blowing across the USA and the world in general. It's October; October means only one thing...
Yes, the theme may seem a bit contrived given that you can throw a rock and hit a dozen groups on DA who are holding a similar contest or shall be soon. But, this is FantasyLegends. The contests here strive to be a tad different, while also helping to provide aritsts of al
Otto and Victoria love you too! -updatedOtto and Victoria love you too! -updated3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all so much for the tremendous support and positive feedback you have given to two of my favorite creations, Otto and Victoria. i have been asked about them a lot lately so i thought i would do a journal entry to offer a little back story as well as a look forward to what is in store for these two unlikely p
looking back to about a year ago i had doodled a very rough sketch in my sketch book of a girl walking an octopus. and when i say rough i mean rough. the sketch itself was nothing more than a study of contrasting silhouettes. i was drawn to the play between a very rigid character and a squiggly one.
i had forgotten about that sketch until i heard about a steampunk t-shirt design for www.welovefine.com. i thought that this design might have a chance so i went ahead and finished it off. well it got alot of attention and i am happy to say that it won the competition. the shirt started to sell
30 Day Theme ChallengeWell, everybody else is doing it, so why not give it a try right? (I got nothing else to do anyway)30 Day Theme Challenge3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Each day you draw something related to the following:
3. A second chance
23. Night Sky
24. Give up
27. No Way Out
This is gonna be fun!
The International Cheetah Day Challenge!The International Cheetah Day Challenge!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
International Cheetah Day is here!!!
Using Art to Save a Species!
Welcome to the International Cheetah Day Challenge! What is this challenge, you ask? Well...
The International Cheetah Day Challenge (ICDC) is the day when you, supporters of saving the endangered cheet
Tiny contest! Point prizes8D Time for another little fun challenge!Tiny contest! Point prizes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Draw inside the shape contest!
You can rotate the shapes!
You can enter as many times as you want.
No shading required
You must choose one of the characters in this folder http://griffsnuff.deviantart.com/gallery/24055808
The character needs to be full body.
try to fill as much of the shape as possible!
You can not alter the shape.
you can not draw outside the shape!
If you want to enter, you choose between the shapes linked under. You can however do all of them if you want to!
Lineart only -> http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/Greiffen/tttt-1_zpsed0fbbf4.png
Shape only -> http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/Greiffen/llll-2_zps87cb9751.png
And then you draw the character you choose inside the shape as best you can like this
Courtesy Leaving JournalI was just going to leave without a word, but I realized that would be quite rude, and may lead to inconveniences.Courtesy Leaving Journal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, pretty much not coming on DA from now on. I like how Tumblr allows me to upload my art and other non-art ventures in the same place. (Tumblr username is the same as here, TastesLikeAnya.)
I also don't do many full-rendered illustrations anymore. I'm much more focused on simple experiments and tests, just to try art theories out. I will go back to illustration eventually, but I'm not focused on it right now.
Gallery will stay up. Will never be deleted, unless DA decides to, which I really hope they don't.
Shame I paid for a subscription, but I don't mind giving them the money. DA is still cool, despite it not being for me anymore.