Will You Draw My Comic? Art Requests : A GuideHey guys, I really super didn't want to have to write a journal entry like this, but Jump USA or something must have a contest going because in the last two weeks I've had six requests to do a comic together with people I don't know. This year alone I've had twenty requests to do comics, and only about two of those requests have been legitimate commissions. The rest have been people asking if I would draw their comic for them, and I never hear back from them once I give them my commission rates. Considering I am pretty cheap, my guess is people are expecting me to do a full two months of work for next to nothing.
No ill will toward these folks, but I am a professional and I have to admit that I'm getting a little tired of getting asked to do freebies. My guess is people who have never worked with a professional artist before don't know how to go about contacting artists and don't realize what artists charge or expect when people go out of their way to contact them. So if you stum
FaLLEN Art Contest 2014 Begins!!FaLLEN Art Contest 2014 Begins!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!! Thanks to everyone who participated!! I'll be announcing the winners on the 8th!!
1st Place Prizes
$30 USD paid through Paypal (OR you can have the equivalent in dA points or subscriptions... the only other exception is for anyone who also lives in Japan, in which I can send ¥3000 JPY)full color art of a character of your choosing by me (your OC, your favorite anime character, etc etc)a free copy of the graphic novel FaLLEN vol. 1 (in either English or Japanese)your art printed in a special extra gallery in FaLLEN vol. 1 (both English and Japanese)
2nd Place Prizes
$20 USD paid through Paypal (or points, or ¥2000 JPY)full color art of a character of your choosing by me (your OC, your favorite anime character, etc etc)your art printed in a special extra gallery in FaLLEN vol. 1 (both English and
A +B Spring Art Contest!The birds are singing, the snow is melting… it’s finally time for spring! A season of love, beauty, and new beginnings… so let’s kick it off with a fun art contest! The theme for this contest is "April Showers Bring May Flowers"; so you may either do a piece with a rainy theme, or a floral theme...or BOTH!A +B Spring Art Contest!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Choose to draw a single character, couple, or group. (You may also submit more than one entry if you wish, up to 4.)
All entries will be accepted between Tuesday, April 1 and Tuesday April 29 (UPDATE: the contest has been extended to May 9, in consideration of students), so there’s plenty of time to work on your art! Entries can be submitted through Deviantart, posted and tagged on tumblr with #aplusbcontest, or by email to email@example.com. Winners will be announced in May and all entries will be displayed in a contest gallery until judging—then winners will have their work displayed
SHONEN JUMP Manga Competition:icondignitylaughplz: READY YOURSELVES!SHONEN JUMP Manga Competition2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SHONEN JUMP is opening a global scale manga competition!
From Original Site:
Open to anyone around the world in three different languages! Submissions will be accepted via the web. Prize winners are guaranteed to be selected! All four prizes add up to a total purse of 2 million yen!
Grand Prize - The most popular number-one manga of the competition will receive 500,000 yen!
Top Prize: Most Popular in Japanese - the most popular manga in Japanese will receive 500,000 yen!
Top Prize: Most Popular in English - the most popular manga in English will receive 500,000 yen!
Top Prize: Most Popular in Chinese - the most popular manga in Chinese will receive 500,000 yen!
Prize-winning entries will be promised publication in JUMP or one of its special edition issues and/or the North American edition of JUMP, a new magazine in China called OK!Comic in China, or FORMOSA YOUTH in Taiwan.
Application Deadline is Oc
New Contest!!!!!!*entries updated*okay as you guys know i have really gotten back into Yu-Gi-OhNew Contest!!!!!!*entries updated*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so im throwing a yu-gi-oh contest XD
Media you can use
Yaoi is allowed
And as some of you know i love all 4 main characters out of the yu-gi-oh series
charcters you can draw
and if you would be soo kind as to add my Oc Valorie sonsaku *i would love you*
They can be single, couple or group pictures
you are allowed upto 6 entries ^^
2 full pictures from me
1 month membership
1 full picture from me
please have fun, take you time
Starting Date: 2nd April 2013
Finish Date: 1st august * i will extend if needed i know some of you can be busy or have school/college*
cant wait to see your entries
Hell Kitchen is moving to HiveworksDue to Inkblazers shutting down, my webcomic Hell Kitchen will be moving to Hiveworks under a brand new title (and a shiny new website to boot):Hell Kitchen is moving to Hiveworks4 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Boy Who Fell
(Updates Tuesdays and Fridays)
See you there!
demitasse-lover / DED
Don't compare yourselfSome people said this journal helped them, so maybe it will help you to gain more self-esteem?Don't compare yourself4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Whatever you do, whatever you create, whoever you meet.
DON'T. COMPARE. YOURSELF. TO OTHERS.
Let me tell you a thing. And you better listen carefully.
Comparing yourself to others is a natural thing. We always judge things, even when we don't realize that. "Oh this guy's cool" or "wow what a d*ck" that's a sort of judgement too, so don't go around and tell that you don't judge people. Because you do, we all do.
Comparing yourself to others can be both positive and devastating.
Positive, because it may inspire you to challenge yourself.
You look at those you call "senpais" and "idols" and think they're cool. And you want to be like them. Damn, it doesn't even have to be idols. Just your friends, and teachers and parents, whoever. Heck, even rivals. You wouldn't consider someone a rival, if there wouldn't be a gra
Land of the Sky Contest Win a Wacom Tablet!Our contest welcomes entries of all media and the prizes include a Wacom Bamboo Capture Pen and Touch Tablet, multiple Three Month dA Subscriptions, hundreds of Points, and lots of amazing Land of the Sky merchandise! Tonight is the last chance, submit your entries as soon as possible!Land of the Sky Contest Win a Wacom Tablet!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The entirety of KoronaMosel’ Land of the Sky can be read online.
Land of the Sky is a series full of many kinds of relationships, from friendships, to family, platonic and romantic love, to rivalries and enemies. Choose a relationship between two or more characters to explore.
[Bullet; Blue] W
Competiton time!! UPDATE: This competition is now OVER. i will be judging the entries over the next weekCompetiton time!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, sorry this group has been so quiet for so long, been really busy, but now it's time for a competition!
I know it's near the end of summer but this competition is still going to have a summer theme, anyway, on with the rules:
The theme is Ice Cream
The image must contain screentone if it has no screentone or no obvious use of screentone it will be declined, this is after all a screentone based group.
It can be any style! Not just limited to manga, it can be traditional or digital, which ever you prefer! Obviously no literature, as it doesn't contain screentone . . . .
It MUST be submitted to the contest folder called 'Ice Cream Contest'
Only one entry per person
The image must be made for the contest and must, obviously, follow the theme
Amethyst: Original Artbook [ REGULAR ORDERS ][UPDATE: 8/14/14]Amethyst: Original Artbook [ REGULAR ORDERS ]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
☆☆☆ REGULAR ORDERS NOW OPEN! ☆☆☆
Hi guys! Sorry for the delay of updates; but I got the books last Friday (just before I flew off to SMASH lol) and have been packing orders and sending batches out. You'll be getting an email confirmation from me if you've ordered through storenvy or other methods once I've sent out your copy.
(This info below does not affect Australian buyers, only international)
This is a mistake on my part; I did not realize how heavy the books were until I got them OTL So the problem here is; I can't ship everything in one package because it exceeds 500g and shipping would cost a whooping $29. Instead; I'll be splitting the small pre-order goodies and sending them in a separate A5 letter, and the book itself will include the
Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsI may or may not have linked to these folks but if I did it was a long time ago and I'm sure I've gained some new watchers by then.Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of artists starting out feel overwhelmed by the legal, business, and tax issues involved in starting a small business and becoming a freelance artists. Fortunately, there are organizations around the country to help those who exist under a certain income bracket.
Here is a list of organizations by state.
Each offers different services and consultations, but if you're stuck for information, these people are here to help. Even if they don't know the answer to your question, they might be able to direct you to someone who does.
Though some of the organizations are disbanded, I imagine you could ask for an updated list.
How to Grow your DA pagehey fellow deviants just thought I would write a post on how to grow a page.How to Grow your DA page1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I kind of have an obsessive personality so often I devote more time than needed.
here are some tips and tricks I've picked up over the last year.
I can get about 50 new views a day if I do a little work.
feel free to chime in with your own Ideas I would love a little discussion
#1 good art work is the best for growing a page practice, practice, practice and more practice
you never know when you could get a DD it pays
#2 get out there comment, post, fav, watch, all will give you traffic, places where there is a lot of traffic
are the Daily deviants and people with a whole lot of followers. give comments on there artwork.
there will be lots of people reading the comments. be careful though only make genuine comments
or you cloud be endanger of spamming. adcast is cheap and will get you a taste for what its like
to have a bigger page
HOW TO SUMMARIZE: what's it REALLY about?(((I decided to just make a journal entry about this one, since there's really no drawing required here))))HOW TO SUMMARIZE: what's it REALLY about?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The way I see it, if you're reading this, either you have a story you're working on or you're desperately trying to come up with one. Maybe it isn't coming together quite like you pictured it? Maybe there's too much to work with, or you have too many options to choose from? Maybe you're like many people and can't seem to come up with a good satisfying story no matter how hard you try!
Chances are, YOU ARE THINKING TOO HARD. Sure everyone wants to be the person who writes things like 'Inception' that are super complex and insightful and fun to watch/read/enjoy, but the point is that, when you boil a plotline down to it's basic elements, you should be able to summarize it in ten words or less.
Inception: Man is hired to deceive someone.
Think about it. Watch the movie again if you have to. The MAIN PLOTLINE of Inception is Leonardo DiCaprio's quest to make a guy think somet
Art Raffle (02)! Favorite to join!- Winners!EDIT: Thanks so much everyone for participating!Art Raffle (02)! Favorite to join!- Winners!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Note me with what you'd like your picture to be of. If you do not respond in 72 hours, you forfeit your prize.
The winners are.....
(2) Bust ups:
There will be 5 winners.
Prizes: Three (3) chibis and two(2) bust ups.
Bust up example:
the bust up may show a little less than that. I'm trying to distinguish between bust and halfbody and headshot.
On Graduating-Hey guys, I know for a lot of you graduation is coming up super fast, and it seems completely absurd that it's been almost a year ago since I was in that boat. I well remember the two options presented to me:On Graduating-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) Get a studio job. Preferably close to home.
2) Move back in with my parents. Possibly get a day job or something.
I just wanted to remind ...whoever is reading this... that there are about a gazillion alternatives. In fact, any possible train of actions you can conceive of is an option. It's hard to think of options not presented to you as options, but you really can go anywhere and do anything. This is the only time in our lives when we don't have any greater obligations- we don't have a wife and kids to provide for, no company that would collapse without us, our bodies can handle sleeping on a springy old couch for a while. This is EXACTLY when you should take a gigantic risk because the only thing y
Animation Shorts ListHaven't been posting much of what's happening with me (lazy I guess |D), I decided to make this list of all the animation shorts I've seen and enjoyed and want to share with you guys. I expand whenever I need to cover up a previous journal lol.Animation Shorts List4 years ago in Personal More Like This
(SM |Stop Animation)
IN ALPHABET ORDER
The Backwater Gospel (3D) As long as anyone can remember, the coming of The Undertaker has meant the coming of death. Until one day the grim promise fails and tension builds as the God fearing townsfolk of Backwater wait for someone to die. Not safe for innocent kids.
Big Bang Boom (SM) Evolution done through graffiti art and even the occasional object.
The Cat Piano Stylistic slick anthromorphic cats in a city of music terrorized b
THE REALLY BIG ASS ART (SUPPLY SALE)スクリーントーン:iconpsychol-bob: :iconscreentones:THE REALLY BIG ASS ART (SUPPLY SALE)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
THE BIGGER ASS ARTSTUFF SALE
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I am in need of getting my Cintiq repaired. And getting rid of these stuff.
- Copics, Prismacolor, Staedtler and micron/sakura pens
- Art Supplies
- Art Prints and prints
Please Comment in my Livejournal in the link, NOT HERE! I will not reply to any of your buying requests on here. If you don't have an account on LJ, do not worry; just post anonymously with your deviantArt username and I'll note you.
ROUTE 15 WEBCOMIC
Just some shameless promotion X3. I started on a new webcomic with a friend and you can find it her
Getting a First Storyboarding GigThis question came in from Twitter today: "How would I go about getting a first storyboarding gig?" I thought I'd put my answer on the blog so others can read it too. Here it is:Getting a First Storyboarding Gig3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I was starting out I had absolutely no idea how to look for work myself. It ends up being different for everybody. The big thing when I was starting out was to make sure LOTS of people saw my work. This was before the Internet got started, so I was working on my college newspaper, making comics and showing them off at conventions. It was meeting a Ren & Stimpy director at a convention that helped me get my start. He liked my comics, and he told me all about how storyboarding for TV works.
The main thing that helped me get started was that I got my work OUT THERE where people could see it. That's a million times easier to do now than ever before; no publishing costs too get your work see by countless people through blogs and Facebook and Twitter, etc.
Here's a crazy story: last year I came across a guy on
Movie Poster Contest - CLOSEDUPDATE No. 5: What an incredible line-up of entries! Great work from everyone who submitted images to the contest. Now the hard task of picking the winning entries. This will take about a week, since we need to get feedback from several members of the cast and the development team. We will have the results no later than this weekend (April 7th). In the mean time, check out the final roster of entries here: http://jademacalla.deviantart.com/journal/Movie-Poster-Contest-Entries-347502553 .Movie Poster Contest - CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks again to everyone who entered!
UPDATE No. 4: 3 more days for this contest! And coincidentally just 3 more artists until we reach the PRIZES X 4 level of the contest! Come on, there's plenty of time to enter and you'll be in excellent company - what an incredible list of entries we've received so far (check them all here: http://jademacalla.deviantart.com/journal/Movie-Poster-Contest-Entries-347502553 ) . See below for complete details.
UPDATE No. 3A: Wit
luminite giveaway! :)after my Patreon signed art giveaway, I'll be doing one on here too for November for my DA and Facebook fans. ^^luminite giveaway! :)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm giving away a piece of "demon rock" from the Underworld (fanart prop from Devil May Cry1) that I sculpted myself. it does glow in the dark, too. :>
if you'd like a chance to win, all you gotta do is be my DA watcher and like my Facebook page, then fave this journal entry and mention your DA name/FB initials in a comment on it. if you already are my watcher and have liked my page, no worries, just fave the journal and comment your name. but please make sure to fave this journal so you get a number! I'll then use a random number generator to pick the winner at the end of the month.
good luck everyone!
Commissions Closed!Thanks to everyone who commissioned me! For now I'm considering my list "full", but if you really want any of the sketch or b/w options let me know, I might squeeze you in anyway ;DCommissions Closed!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you who ordered, I'm starting Monday and working my way down the list in order.
1. :iconDas-Mimi: - cel-shaded full-body
2. :iconTadpole7: - cel-shaded full-body
3. :iconQuete-de-l-Aube: - cel-shaded thighs-up
4. :iconchocobosh: - cel-shaded bust
5. :iconjadiner: - chibi and sketch
6. :icongrandcross: - b/w bust
Bust Sketch Commissions - $5
• a cleaned up pencil sketch of a character from the chest up
• black and white only, no background
my first time doing these so I don't really have any examples yet...
$10 Chibi Commissions
• full color with a simple background
• simple pose, possibly with a small prop
• will send wips for pose sketch and flat colors
• add $5 for each additional character
• $2 discount for each character from a
Commissions [how to] MasterpostHello everyone! Lots of people seem very lost and confused about doing their own commissions, and I get asked questions about it quite a lot. There are a few resources out there, yet people still and still ask, so I figured I'd make a post trying to cover everything, as well as answer as many questions that I can.Commissions [how to] Masterpost9 months ago in Personal More Like This
First thing's first... and what I consider to be very important...
Getting yourself out there.
Well, how are you supposed to get commissions if you are hardly noticed? This one may be the hardest of all things for you to do as someone who wants to be commissioned. I've recommended a few things to my irl friends, and here's some tips I will relay to you:
Firstly, you need to have a style that appeals to everyone. Sure, having your own unique style that makes you happy is important, but when you are trying to appeal to the public, you need to make sure your style appeals to more than just you.
You need to be active. No one will want to commission
COMICS 101: 4 Tips on How to Draw Faster!|FACEBOOK|TWITTER|TUMBLR|BLOG|SMACKJEEVES|INKBLAZERS|COMICS 101: 4 Tips on How to Draw Faster!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys! just posted a new blog post with 4 things that have helped me to become a more efficient artist! you can read it HERE, but I'll also post the info here!
Comic: JLGComic: JLG3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Click the banner to get to the comic
First chapter is out, enjoy ( or not haha)
I think the first chapter will speak for it self. The comic in whole is a spontaneous project about three little girls that gets their worlds turned upside down, literally.
I warn you it starts off slow!
Big thank you to mechacharibdys and PANDAMELLONS For helping out.
Alien Life on Earth - Flannel Moth and moreWhat happens when you take the worst part of a bee and multiply it a thousand times?Alien Life on Earth - Flannel Moth and more2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And no, this isn't a wasp with an unusually long stinger. We'll save that one for later.
Every hair on the flannel moth larva is filled with venom. This particular caterpillar will only cause irritation, but others like it can be much, much worse. While some of them look like the works of Giger, most are fuzzy, beautiful, and quite tempting to pet. My advice: don't. Here are some particularly nasty examples, and the symptoms they cause.
Bag shelter caterpillar: death by hemorrhaging
Saddleback: rash and swelling
Puss caterpillar, the one that spits acid (this is the same as the flannel moth)
And more: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/nature/news-ten-creepy-and-colorful-caterpillar-hazardous-human-health?image=0