Watchers Feature - Week 70To show my appreciation to my watchers, each week I'm featuring one selected deviation from each watcher in chronological order.Watchers Feature - Week 702 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are this week's features:
:iconMyria-Moon: :iconfajr2000: :iconLordBecks:
:iconKanchanCollage: :iconJagtru: :iconQtfiddler:
:icon8Life0is0a0game8: Art study by 8Life0is0a0game8 :iconslugette: Black Widow by slugette :iconBorruen: Amakudari and The Owl King by Borruen
:iconAshwinMathuria: I-Miss-You by AshwinMathuria :iconMarthaTheBarbarian: doll by MarthaTheBarbarian
:iconspots-of-tea: A Baby by spots-of-tea
2,400 free high-res NASA images for artistsI recently compiled a pack of around 2,400 free high-res Creative Commons NASA photos for artists to use in their work, you can check it out and download it below. I plan on putting more together as well, for free of course, so keep an eye out. Just make sure you read the usage info in the pack if you decide to use them. There's a torrent file available as well.2,400 free high-res NASA images for artists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm also offering up over 1,250 images of my own personal stock from Australia for super duper cheap at $6 as a way to help me offset the cost of my time in putting together the free resource packs. Check it out if that interests you at all. If not, no worries, but you can enjoy and use these free examples from the Australia pack
Hope you find the downloads useful and get some use out of them, take care!
Happy New YearLet's all start the year off with some stuff I wish I had growing up:Happy New Year2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I read an article last night on people who are mentally strong and the DO NOTS of being that person.
I took those notes, and listed them, including how I learned to overcome these obstacles. It's a long read, sorry, but I figured this year it's time to open up and share that knowledge that I was once taught by someone I consider my mentor, business partner and bestfriend, Stephan.
1. Don't waste time feeling sorry for yourself - I used to feel this way as a kid. I was a child of divorce, and used it as a crutch when I was younger. I hate a (mentally) abusive step-mom who would constantly take me down. I began to feel that maybe it was true, and I wasn't going to be the person I wanted to be.
You can't think that way. No one likes or enjoys a Debbie Downer. Someone who is constantly on the negative or pining for sympathy. I began to overcome these complications with art or writing. Using tha
The 'Method'I'm often asked if I use a projector, a printed canvas or grid for my paintings.The 'Method'3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To be blunt, the answer is simple 'no'.
I do use several vertical & horizontal lines as the guide to put the object in the right position
only when the canvas is big(over 1m high).
The reason I don't use those technical methods is simple;
I'm an old-fashioned man!
I consider myself more of an old craftsman than an artist in modern-day concept.
For me, practicing and perfecting my craft is as important as creating a good piece of art.
Some people say the process doesn't matter as long as you have a good outcome, but I don't believe that.
I don't feel completely happy with the outcome even though it looks near-perfect if I don't feel that my hard work is involved.
I may work much faster and easier if I use a projector or a printed canvas,
but I'd rather train myself harder and harder to be a more skilled and versatile painter.
After all, you won't need to spend that much money on buying a projector and print
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.1Intellectual property (IP) is a legal concept which refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and design.The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.13 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE NEXT THREE YEARS OF MY LIFE
I had received a job offer at Microsoft. I guess this could have been one of my first 'big time' jobs, so I was a little ecstatic. It felt like a slow build to get to this point, after numerous indie games and under the table freelance jobs, but finally it had come.
I was working with my now best friend and business partner, Stephan, a suave German who I had met only a year or so prior. He had brought me into the fray, working with several other individuals who will, well, simply be known as individuals for privacy sake.
But yes, finally, I could put a professional company I
New Contest!New contest! Will end the End of April-beginning of May.New Contest!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
$20 or 1200 points
5 favs of your work
What do you have to do? Design a baby/cub!! It can be a girl or boy or twins, whatever.
Contest....... AGAIN! :DOk, ya know.. I have so darn much points, so. I. wanted to have a contest :'DContest....... AGAIN! :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the rules.. or.. whatever
You're gonna draw Yakila and Zachariah together In YOUR style :3
You DO NOT have to ask to enter(Please don't) just send me the entry when you're done :3
You can make them do whatever you want^^
Please do them in your style! No copying or stealing, or I'll reject it!(That mens no copying, like make up your own pose on them, and don't copy my poses!)
First price 2000
Second place 500
Third place 100
Deadline 10 September
The deadline's today, but I'm waiting for three entries.
It may take a day or two.
BUT NO MORE ENTRIES AFTER THAT
Contest Entry by FeralAltruist
Yakila and Zachariah, contest by brainspewage
Contest entry: the18dragon by lokami-the-wolf
actual about meedit 3 (6/18/15): updated a few things! also, hello new watchers <3actual about me1 year ago in Personal More Like This
edit 2: added a 'goals' section!
edit: hi howdy new watchers!! heres some stuff you might wanna know abt me.
haha how do you even do these things
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nicknames: bun, bambi, ginger
relationship status: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
height: 5'3" (and 3/4 inches ok)
weight: fuck off
hair color: dark brown
hair length: halfway down my back
skin color: tan
eye color: brown
body type: chub
what i look like: "hot af babe" - bella
introverted, trying to build up self confidence, works well by self most of the time but needs someone to push me sometimes, "shyest attention whore ever", perceptive, learns extremely well by experience, flexible, irresponsible (but sometimes not i promise), overall warm an
[CLOSED!] ~ WIN FREE POINTS! 1200PTS GIVEAWAY ~[CLOSED!] ~ WIN FREE POINTS! 1200PTS GIVEAWAY ~3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The giveaway is now closed!! Wow there are so many of you!
I didn't want to accumulate too many people, so I will close the giveaway now. Winners will be announced Monday morning, so stay tuned!
Free Art Giveaway: And the winner is...And the winner is...Free Art Giveaway: And the winner is...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Out of 58 entries #23 came up! The commenter was by Lyra531! So Lyra531 please send me a NOTE with what you would like me to draw! You get a free character drawing with minimal background from me!
Thank You Everyone!
First and foremost,thank you everyone who participated! I'm honored and humbled by all your positivity and wonderful words!! You guys are amazing! Keep that love growing! I will be replying to everyone now! ( I didn't before because I wanted an accurate count without my replies in it heh )
Chinese Horoscope Contest- Last Call!One final week to get your submission in before the full moon of August 31st; deadline is midnight August 30th forChinese Horoscope Contest- Last Call!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
deviantART's Chinese Horoscope Contest!
Find your Chinese Animal Sign, and you've found the Gallery which needs your contribution (if you don't know your Chinese Animal Sign, please check here; you'll find three animal signs in there, primary of which is your DAY sign, but if you'd prefer, work on either your MONTH sign, or YEAR sign, or ALL THREE! You can enter this contest as many times as you'd like, but try to limit yourself to the BEST work you can do, and not the MOST work you can do ):
Feminism is not a dirty wordGotta get this off my chest :iconwhywouldffffplz:Feminism is not a dirty word2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The above photo was linked to from this article that I read a few weeks ago. I really don't want to make my Journal into a political soapbox, but this has been bugging me nonstop for weeks and I feel I have to say something.
I like this dude. I really do, I like that he's taking a stand for what he thinks is right, but...that little sign isn't sending the message Guy was going for :I
This may just be my interpretation, but...when I first read that sign, it gave me the impression of "it takes a strong woman to tell us men what to do". Unbeknownst to Guy, he's putting down half the world's population, by making the claim that they don't, and possibly can't, know any better, unless guided by a strong woman who does. Circumstantial evidence tells me Guy is fighting for the caus
TOMB RAIDER HUBThe Adventure BeginsTOMB RAIDER HUB3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is where all you can find all the information that you need about surviving, earning trophies and achievements, completing challenges, the basics of the island and more!
Here are some basic tips about the three most important elements of the island you'll need to survive and discover new areas of curiosity.
Just in case you unsure of where this adventure will take you, or maybe you just need a broader look at the island itself, take a look at this map we 'procured' from a past island inhabitant. These are all places you will need to go through to survive and learn the secrets of the island.
Click for larger map
You're going to need everything at your disposal that you can possibly
Business slip ups and problemsEvery now and then I slip up on something with my work, like I forget to order something before I run out and a project gets delayed, I forget to re-quote a customer after they changed something, I forget to mark an email "unread" as a reminder and so I fail to reply back to a customer, etc.Business slip ups and problems1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And even though I manage everything just fine 90% of the time I still feel soooo bad and soooo guilty that 10% of the time, especially since that 10% of the time it tends to lead to an upset customer and it makes me look and feel so incompetent with my work (horribly doubly so if it happens twice with the same person)
One part of the issue is my ADHD and my learning disability. My learning disability affects memory and to this day makes certain parts of my life complete hell.
I technically can treat the ADHD but I dislike how the pills make me feel and act (dubbed "my bitch pills") and there is zero treatment for my learning disability.
A second part of the issue is I get very little help and what
Train Your Brain ContestTrain Your Brain Contest3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The Art Department with deviantART brings you about the best news any art student could ask for: free tuition!
Through the Train Your Brain Challenge, The Art Department (TAD) is offering a massive number of exclusive scholarship opportunities to members of deviantART. TAD is the best of the best in providing online art education, with a variety of programs taught by world-class faculty. Check out their group, TheArtDept, to watch video tutorials from their faculty!
Submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Make something new or use something you've made in the past!
You could win tuition and travel to one of TAD's programs, a trip to Pixar Studios near San
DronesDrones3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around
PE: Developing your personal styleDeveloping your personal stylePE: Developing your personal style3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You obviously love to create, you do it often and now the time has come when you realize that this is no fling, this is something you would want to do for the whole life. You can learn a lot about techniques from numerous sources, you can find the right audience on the internet but there is one thing nobody can help you with but yourself - how to gain a specific style of your own?
What is a personal painting style?
- It's an identifiable style that enables the viewer to determine that the artwork was done by you
- In some cases, your style can be viewed as an extension of your personality
How can one develop it?
- Developing your style takes time, time and time once again. Don't have the time? No style for you!
- It's not acquirable in an art class. While it can be helpful to study by an assistance of someone who's m
STARWARS 1313STARWARS 13134 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our image for StarWars 1313 has been already released: http://www.lucasarts.com/games/1313/
It has been freshly created at Meduzarts (http://www.meduzarts.com) only five days ago ready for the E3!
I'm finally getting some more sleep and vacation now that all projects for the E3 have been wrapped up.
Some specs for the image:
- Resolution: 20000 x 10000 px
- Background: Full 3d render based on ILM 3d modelling with some added CyGen Elements to detail the base of the City. 2d touchups and paintover for enhancements
- Foreground: 3D rendering with bits of photos and paint over
- Creative Director / Art Direction: Jessy Veilleux
- Producer: Victor Rainville
- 3D Artists: Ghislain Bruneau, Thomas Busque, Michael Bentitou
- Compositing of Renderpasses / 2D work foreground: Daniel Kvasznicza
- 2D work background / foreground / final color correction: Jessy Veilleux
Being happy with your artI've noticed lately, that there's this emotion that leaves people overwhelmed with the massive amount of good art in the community, thinking that they can never become as good or popular as those others. So sad, because skill or popularity in itself shouldn't be the major goal of an art community. I think many people who start out here get so overwhelmed that they forget what it's actually about.Being happy with your art2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Many people out here, sign up to DeviantArt (or any internet art community) in order to publish their work on the internet. They've probably looked around for a while already. They saw those amazing artists that had millions of pageviews, and secretly hoped that by putting their art on the internet, they would be able to do the same. To become madly popular -- a community icon.
Well, sorry to burst your bubble; but it's probably not gonna happen. And if it's gonna happen; it's not going to be soon.
According to DeviantArt, the website has over 31 million
A Message From Your Feline OverlordsA Message From Your Feline Overlords4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Draw This Again ContestBack to SchoolDraw This Again Contest3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.
To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.
50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will receive bundles of prizes. Details below.
Hey Arnold iScribble Party TonightHey football heads, this group is having a Hey Arnold iScribble party tonight, January 18, at 7PM central time!Hey Arnold iScribble Party Tonight2 years ago in Personal More Like This
iScribble is a place where you can draw and chat with friends, but you don't have to be an artist to join the fun. You don't even have to be a member of this group. Just come and hang out with us for a while!
Look for the public board called "Hey Arnold Opruth Party". It will be created about half an hour before the party starts.
If you need any help please contact me or one of the other admins.
We hope to see you there!
[Dance!] [Boogie!] [Dance!] [Party] [Dance!] [Boogie!] [Dance!] [Party]
I'm back!!!Hi guys! Hope you're doing well!I'm back!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After successfully completing my Fine Arts degree, I took the last days I was spending in Barcelona to relax a bit and get away from work and everything.
Now, I'm finally at home and ready to get back to work on dolls again!
For now I don't plan to start any other studies so I'll be putting all my time and effort in doll making as a full-time job to see if it runs well or I must look for another job (really hope the doll business does well because living from this would be a dream come true for me )
I'm going to start working hard on commissioned dolls because my waiting list needs to be finished and I'll take some time to reply to all the messages I got too. When I'm done with the list I'll close it for a while and I'll be working on new doll prototypes because I have lots of cool ideas I really want to make!!
Again I want to thank you all for being so patient with me and sorry for being inactive for so long