Starving ArtistThe Starving ArtistStarving Artist1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This topic is about rates and wages that an artist should start to consider when taking on a new job. This is my advice, so take this as advice.
So let’s begin. As an artist you should know right away that you are valuable. You can recreate people’s imagination and ideas into reality. You are the one who brings people together to be able to all see the vision for the final product. This is valuable. Keep this in mind when you take new jobs. Think about how many hours you plan on slaving over iteration after iteration. Because even though you may have a voice, if you agree to whatever the arrangement are, you must live up to their standards. So make sure you are paid well.
Imagine a client asks you to do 50 hours of work for only $500 dollars. That’s $10 an hour. That is not enough. You can go get a job that could pay you as much if not more, without being an artist. I’ve seen people’s salaries as low as 30k a year. This is not acc
It's Like A DA Bookclub! YAY!So since I didn't know what to read... I created a poll... and wound up with a booklist as long as my arm. 0_0 These be too many books for one girl, had to share! Thanks for the suggestions guys! They're brilliant! Found some goodies already on my kindle, currently starting on Corporeal Daughters by our very own deviant bandeau can't tell you what I think yet. I kinda opened it and then got distracted by something shiny.. Oh yeah, this list. I figure you guys can fave this if you want and when you're struggling for ideas you can have a looksee. All recommended by wonderful devious deviants. Or you can look at my poll... but this is alphabetemetized and AWESOMEIt's Like A DA Bookclub! YAY!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just to give you an idea.. I'm going to put emoticons by these.
Means I have personally read it and loved it or at least liked it Tolkien, Abercrombie and Erikson are my top three.
Means that more than one deviant suggested this to me
Means LOOOADS of deviants suggested it to me.
Cosplay Friday: The Justice LeagueCosplay Friday: The Justice League8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: The Original Superhero Team
The next couple of years promises to be full of comic book superheroes no matter where your allegiance falls in the DC/Marvel divide.
Following in The Avengers’ big screen footsteps, the Justice League of America (JLA) is finally getting its own live-action movie, even though the Justice League came along way before The Avengers were even born. A quick stroll down comic book lane reveals how the JLA got
Forum Features: Contrast!Once again, the CV team is here featuring the works of dA's beloved forumers!Forum Features: Contrast!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Once per month we'll select one active user in the forums and we'll feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art.
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity to everybody to get featured! Every month, we'll create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a different theme. This thread will be made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs from your gallery matching the theme and, at the end of the month, we'll select our favorite thumbs from that thread and feature them in the next news article
The best thing is that the only requirement is that you're an active member of the forums!
Featured Forumer of the Month: MasterPlanner.
selected by Steph1254
Best of April 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in April, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures. Enjoy!Best of April 20133 years ago in Art Features More Like This
eagle by michaelrumiz
The luminous landscape pt.12. by realityDreamSleepwalking by AndrisBarbans
Eiffel Tower, Study 7 by kapanaga
Winter's Goodbye by MarcoHeisler
Scene Two ~ Bewildered by tvurk
Leaf-cutting Bee - Megachile sp. by ColinHuttonPhoto
Last feature of the year :3My group:Last feature of the year :33 years ago in Personal More Like This
Merry Christmas to all of you
I wish you all a Merry Christmas, may these days be full of happiness, joy, love and success
I'm praying for the felicity of all my friends here, for their good luck. I wish to all of you the best life can offer and I hope the upcoming year will bless you...
Thanks to all of you for what you gave me, your support during 2012 was priceless, your kindness means the world, thank you for making my life happier year after year
Featured artists! Show them some love!
Break time by ArisT0teBanzai by ArisT0te
Where are we Headed ? by Kaltenbrunner:thumb3
Cosplay Friday: Final FantasyCosplay Friday: Final Fantasy10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: If This Is All A Dream, Don’t Wake Me Up
Final Fantasy cosplay
Final Fantasy Fans Rejoice!
After almost a decade of waiting for the next installment, the demo for what might be the most anticipated game in history is almost here. Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae is the two–hour demo giving fans a first look at what they can expect in the new game.
The trailer for Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae gave us a teaser of what’s to come. In
Ultimate List of Asian Stereotypes1. Asians are identical; we all look the same to Western peopleUltimate List of Asian Stereotypes5 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Asians have small eyes, sometimes a monolid and wear glasses
3. Asians have straight black hair
4. Asians are short, petite, whatever you want to call it
5. Asian women have small curves
6. Asian mums nag about posture
7. Asian parents want their daughters to dress conservatively and ladylike which means hair tied back and skirts to at least the knees
8. Asian mums thinks beauty items are unneccessary, saying "Stop wasting your time and money trying to look pretty and get studying!"
9. Asians have no fashion sense. A dress with runners? Sure. Crocs? Why not, they're comfortable.
10. Asians parents think fifteen is too young for a girl to be wearing high heels
11. Asian parents hate unnatural changes to appearance with exception to double eyelid surgery and tattooed eyebrows
12. Asian names are unpleasant when translated into English e.g. Ho, Wang
13. Asian surnames have little variety
14. Asian eat rice every day becaus
Weekly photo #001 Majestic Mountains by LG77 Utopia II by Avine Treasures by nhuthanh Calopteryx virgo by dralik Daheim by feigenfrucht Do You Remember by AlicjaRodzikWeekly photo #0012 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Little cat 2 by canardu Drop in by porbital Little Guard by Kara-a Fioletowa wariacja by bezag ... by Serdar-T Sunrise path by StargazerLZ Ebb and Flow by alexgphoto Morning Trade by felixheru The Hut by kentnek Flowers and sunrise by qwstarplayer on the fire by porbital Soft White by parallel-pam not welcome* by PatiMakowska :thumb383591457: July Afternoon by Justine1985 :thumb383550834: waiting by PatiMakowska to the destination.... by drkingks Old World Swallowtail by mescamesh Sunny morning by fotografka Zirreiner Lake by DomBrezina Garden by Reni89 Eye. by BlueStar159
-Ancient scroll- by Janek-Sedlar :thumb385289411: :thumb384570067: :thumb383693426: Embrace by Oer-Wout dans le sommeil pour creer une flamme by chriseastmids Grace by Ykari-chan Stairways to heaven by CathyDong Room to Rent by RickHaigh :thumb383551705: 726 by Nigrita Fortitude II by kkart
Jiko KaihoushiHallo iedereen!Jiko Kaihoushi3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Een tijdje terug alweer kregen wij een note binnen genaamd "Jiko Kaihoushi" waarin ons gevraagd werd of we wat tekst uit die note zouden willen kopiëren en in een Journal plaatsen ter reclame, aangezien dit de naam is van een nieuw (digitaal) Doujinshi tijdschrift We wilden niet dat de Journal van de Secret Santa eronder verstopt zou raken, dus we hebben er even mee gewacht, maar hier is alle informatie!:
"Sinds kort is er een digitaal tijdschrift over doujinshi in nederland, gemaakt door ManonHetalia, rikh96, itotallyrule en KorikoRan
Hierin krijgen cirkels en anderen de kans om hun werk te tonen. In het online magazine komen manga, art en verhalen. Ook komen er reviews en interviews.
Dit kan natuurlijk niet zonder hulp van jullie. heb je dus nog een tekening, een manga of een verhaal liggen óf ben je inspireert, stuur dan je inzending op naar firstname.lastname@example.org , hier kun je je ook aanmelden om 'lid' te worden en iedere uitgave gemaild te kri
ITALIAN FANTASY ARTITALIAN FANTASY ART10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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I gruppi "Artists of Italy" e "Fantasy-NPC" presentano "Italian Fantasy Art", una collezione di illustrazioni di artisti italiani presenti in deviantART, che vuole essere un tributo a coloro, che con la loro bravura ed il loro impegno deliziano gli appassionati di arte fantasy e non solo. L'intenzione del curatore di questo giornale è avere una sola grande opera d'arte, esal
Best deviations of the week 30Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 301 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ringa G and Surine - Rei and Asuka Plugsuits by AvrasilExorcist II by Pandora-HazelRyuko Matoi fourth shot by Sandman-ACOn the canals by RoxaSora2010Final Fantasy Type-0 Seven Cosplay by FantalusyBioshock Infinite: Booker by SunjiCosplayAsuka Langley cosplay by KawaielliAxel cosplay Kingdom Hearts -makeup video tutorial by MischievousBoyAilimeVelma Dinkley by ValentinOffnerMy work. by ChiakiMori
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Imagination + KnowledgeArt by Walter EverettImagination + Knowledge2 months ago in Personal More Like This
"To have ideas one must have imagination.
To express ideas one must have knowledge."
[APH CMV] - Save MeThis Holy Week holidays we record a new cmv. It's about the history of Prussia, so there's some blood, and some Nazi-themed imagery.[APH CMV] - Save Me8 months ago in Personal More Like This
We just want to show the history, nothing more, so sorry if anyone was offended.
It's a small present because until summer we can't record again. Fu***** college...
I hope you like it because we've put a lot of effort on it.
Thanks for watch!!! <3
We love you!!
SickHe could hear it, the bloody figure walking behind him over nimble feet. Then his eyes were forced to close as cold, bony fingers covered his sight. Nails like claws buried deep into his cheek as she breathed softly, surely bloody lips drawn into that scornful smile he both loved and detested.Sick3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And then she was gone, back into the sweet torments of his mind. And then, like venom, she left him on the floor, dead and strangely calm.
I had to get this out of my head.
I know, I'm weird.
Significance is BeautifulLacking wisdom of my own, I'll share some more from Robert Henri (1865-1929):Significance is Beautiful1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"In my understanding of color, there is absolutely no such thing as color for color's sake. Colors are beautiful when they are significant. Lines are beautiful when they are significant. It is what they signify that is beautiful to us, really. The color is the means of expression. The reason that a certain color in life, like the red in a young girl's cheek, is beautiful, is that it manifests youth, health; in another sense, that it manifests her sensibility."
Painting by Daniel Gerhartz
Cultivating Your Drawing SkillsI believe drawing skills are never innate: when someone is a natural, what they really have are remarkable observational skills and the ability to apply them in their case, through drawing (it could just as well have been espionage ). Drawing skills can be cultivated by anyone able to use their minds and hands. There are basically only two approaches to do this: theory (+practice) and observation (+studies).Cultivating Your Drawing Skills9 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Theory is a structured, organised approach, learning from someone more experienced who's laid it all out for us in a course, book or tutorial.
Observation is an organic, unpredictable approach, learning directly from the real world around us and gradually deriving principles from it.
Alone, they are both incomplete; trying to work with only one of them would be like trying to walk with one foot. Studying lays down a solid foundation, which remains abstract and limited until observation brings it to life with details and real-life application
An open source animation programSomeone shared this with me, and I think it's worth spreading, let's consider supporting having more open source programs out there:An open source animation program2 years ago in Personal More Like This
GhostWriterNext said the following:
There is this cool and awesome free and open source 2D animation software called Synfig:
http://www.synfig.org/cms/ check out the bleeding edge versions here
http://www.synfig.org/cms/en/download/development and there doing a crowd sourcing campaign http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/set-your-priorities-for-synfig-development-in-february-2014 and I was wondering if you could spread the word about it. There has been some awesome improvements because of this campaign http://www.synfig.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=4841
Also best of luck with your Edepth anime project and your recent black hat campaign on seed and spark.
Halloween GoodiesHalloween! A day filled with candy and dress-up and lots of ooky spooky fun. Recently, I asked a few of my dA friends to help me gather a collection of spooky themed deviants to celebrate the day. I hope you find something to you like.Halloween Goodies4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~[Bullet; Orange] ~ [Bullet; Black]
[Bullet; Orange] Vampires selected by Mirz123
:thumb193079559: Dracula by Zatransis Janita-Comm vampSara-Ravenswd by Janjanita 1910 Vampire by Cherieosaurus Vampire Love by Ninquetolliel
[Bullet; Orange] ~ [Bullet; Black] ~ [Bullet; Orange] ~ [Bullet; Black] ~ [Bullet; Orange] ~ [Bullet; Black] ~ [Bullet; Orange] ~ [Bullet; Black] ~ [Bullet; Orange] ~ [Bullet; Black] ~[Bullet; Orange] ~ [Bullet; Black]
[Bullet; Black] Pumpkins selected by SparklyDest
Pumpkin by weirdal :th
Terrifying Yet Beautiful - Cosplay FeatureJust in time for Halloween, here are some of the most frightening yet bewitching cosplays from deviantART.Terrifying Yet Beautiful - Cosplay Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Corpse bride by Kifir
Hysteria by AnnaProvidence
Makeup: Cheshire Cat by Khdd
Dark Knight Harley Quinn by BangBangNeko
Pyramid Head I by Blasteh
Bellatrix : The Death of Dobby by LolaInProgress
Sally. by Maho-Urei
Skeleton Obscure. by equinelovex
Featuring art by Meagan-Marie, ChocolateDecadence, Blasteh, Naty2j, MonsterBrand, TraumaticCandy, Nao-Dignity, EnjiNight, AWPhotographyandArt, straywind, Kifir, AnnaProvidence Khdd BangBangNeko Blasteh LolaInProgress, Maho-Urei, and equinelovex.
Knitting: The Marius Sweater- A National IconIt's no secret the Norway is famous for a couple things, doing pretty great in the Winter Olympics and knitting. Children are taught knitting in school and it is really part of the culture there. One of the most famous knit patterns in the world is a Norwegian design know as the Marius. The design is inspired by an even more well-known pattern called the Setesdal. The Marius pattern was created by Unn Søiland in 1953 and was named after Marius Erikson. Erikson wore many hats, he was an ace fighter pilot during WWII, a champion alpine skier, and an actor. It was in the movie Troll i ord that he appeared in the famous sweater that has now become a national icon.Knitting: The Marius Sweater- A National Icon9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Marius Erikson seated on the couch in his Marius sweater
from the 1953 film Troll i ord
A Setesdal patterned sweater
A novice may not notice immediately, but the difference is that the Setesdal pattern makes a series of dots, or lus that continue down the sweater, while the Marius pattern does not. This
New Hetalia CMV!!It's been a while since we upload the last video. But, we ended with this time of drought and finally we recorded this one --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDrJsAmKJDQ&list=UUFamiZfNEHapeLEJXvUFedQNew Hetalia CMV!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The universe was against this video, but, finally, we did it!!! Personally, i love the italian twins so i'm very happy with the result and i hope you like it as much as me.
Thanks for watching and all the subs, we really apreciate it!!
Best deviations of the week 12Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 128 months ago in Personal More Like This
Majoko - 01 by hexlordKunzite and Zoisite by VaishravanaMegurine Luka: Magnet by BBChibiDead Master - Black Rock Shooter by NikaCosplayNew Emperor by Millenia666Real badasses eat chocolate chip cookies by dragonanjoLove Live! - Awaken Qipao Umi x Kotori by Xeno-PhotographyAs different as can be - Militarystuck cosplay by VoldiesamaScyther by greengreencatYunan, The MAGI by epi-cornerDark Forest by TaryBelmontLucy - Elfen Lied IV by Calssara
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