Gouache TutorialTaken from my Tumblr blog.Gouache Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As promised, here is a step by step of the gouache painting for the chapter 3 cover of Starcrossed. I was working on it last night and began to get a little tired so I stopped. I plan to finish the pic later today and will post the rest of the progress in a second post.
I posted the original in a previous post. The drawing is ink on 11" x 14" (27.9 x 36.5 cm) bristol paper. It's a nice and heavy weight paper that, aside from a little curling, stands up to gouache nicely.
I suppose I should start with a little introduction to gouache (rhymes with "wash"). There's a few reasons I wanted to use it, firstly as a little personal challenge. I don't use it very often. When I use traditional media, it's usually in the form of acrylic paint which is a different beast entirely.Secondly, well, I just happen to have a lo
Upcoming Contest! *Please Read*I'm in the process of orchestrating a contest for all you lovelies right now, that should be ready to present in a month or so.Upcoming Contest! *Please Read*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This contest is a :#DoctorWhoOCs: contest, for Doctor Who OC's, you must be a member to participate.
The theme "Original Character Development".
Have a old character you've been looking to revamp? Recently realized your character is a "Mary-Sue"? Have a character you haven't put on paper yet, and is still siting in your head like brain crack? Haven't even come up with an OC yet, but are looking to?
Perfection. This contest is for you!
Or consider creating a "Red Shirt" or something similar.Minor characters need love too, and the small ones are easy to have fun with since they don't usually pertain to the big picture story!
Do me a favor and :iconfavoriteplz: Fave :iconfavoriteplz: this journal so I know you are interested! Once the rules are out, I will provide special notice to the deviants who fave this journal, as well as writing a g
SAVING MONEY AS A COSPLAYER... IS IT POSSIBLE!?Every single cosplayer in the world has one painful problem that we can all relate to: we're always broke. Always.SAVING MONEY AS A COSPLAYER... IS IT POSSIBLE!?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fabric, thread, machines, paints, wood, tools, thermoplastics, LEDs, mould castings, brushes, dyes, wigs, make-up, contacts, boots, prosthetics, convention tickets, travel expenses, luggage, skin care, gym... the list goes on and on. Every single cent we earn, we constantly throw it all back into making our beloved costumes and feeling good for a few hours while stressing for months prior-hand. Non-cosplayers may not get it, but we do. For us, it's not a sacrifice. The chance to hone our creative spirit and create something from nothing is a rewarding life experience. Some think that the cost of an outfit is more valuable compared to medication and psychological sessions.
But like it not, we've all gotta come to a conclusion that the hobby must come to an end for us one day, and to have some money saved up for your next step in life is a greater advantage than having nothi
ART Q an A Answers!Okay so I've gotten some questions that needed answering. Alright here we go!ART Q an A Answers!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Creating Clean line art
What I do to help have clean line art is, after I finish doing a ruff sketch of the character or whatever I'm drawing, I lightly erase the sketch to the point where it's not very visible, but I can still make out the imformation.
Then after that, it's just building value over and over on some of your lines to help make the line art bold. Here's an exable of what the results look like I hope that helps answer that question.
How to get out of a "Creative Slump"
Ah the Art Block question. How to get out of your creative slump. Well, what I like to do whenever I can't draw, is I like looking for things that will inspire me, looking at some of my favorite comic artist work, sketch books, video game art books, drawing vi
COSPLAY =/= CONSENT, HOWEVER.....I think all cosplayers have been brought to the attention of the latest fad sweeping every convention, forum, blog, vlog, and practically everywhere else... the whole "cosplay =/= consent" thing.COSPLAY =/= CONSENT, HOWEVER.....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do I support this ideal? Absolutely. Everyone who knows me knows I do, considering I own a pair of boobs and all that comes with being a woman.
However, this trend had caught the attention of feminazi's [feminist nazi's, aka. flailing vaginas] who are taking matters far and beyond and making rules of their own, even attacking individuals who say they've gone too far. Now this, I don't stand for.
But here's what I stand for...
I'm a cosplayer. I choose to cosplay.
I choose which cosplays I'd like to make.
Nobody forced it onto me. It's my decision.
My decision to cosplay a certain character inevitably affects how people look at me, whether they adore my character, barely look at me, or stare at all my flesh.
As said above, I chose to wear that costume. My choice.
Everyone is equal at convention
500 Point Giveaway! CLOSED WINNER ANNOUCED!Ok and this giveaway is officially CLOSED! Thanks for entering everyone!500 Point Giveaway! CLOSED WINNER ANNOUCED!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
And now for the winner....*drumroll*
Congrats :iconNovySparrow: I'll be sending the points your way soon!
Edit: Since people are asking, I was planning on closing the contest at NOON on Friday (CST) so you still have around 4 hours left to enter. c:
So I recently came into some points and I don't really have much I want to do with them, so I've decided to give some away! This giveaway will be pretty simple, and you don't even have to be a watcher of mine to enter (though it would be nice c; )
The rules are simple: just fav this journal!
Yep, that's it. If you fav this journal you will automatically be entered into the drawing. The winner will be chosen at random and I will award them with the 500 points!
As a note though, PLEASE don't cheat and use multiple accounts to enter, and no points/giveaway accounts will be eligible.
Like I said, you don't have t
Animated Chibi pagedoll commission[closed]Status: ClosedAnimated Chibi pagedoll commission[closed]3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hi there! Trying to do something new and fun while doing my regular commissions.
So here I'm opening up Animated Pagedoll/Chibi commission!
☛ What You will get
An animated GIF with 300x300px in size, transparent background, base price: $20 usd (blinking is already included)
Simply claim slot by replying under or send me a note 8D
Currently I'm only offering one style/pose, I'll try to come up with more opt
Wait! I Thought We Were Friends!Clara was a very beautiful looking girl. She had chestnut-colored hair, big green eyes, and small, faded freckles. She looked like the sweetest girl you could ever meet. That was sadly not the case. Her few friends, London, Ethan, and Morgan, only saw beauty in her looks. They actually considered her a two faced girl who only cared about one thing: herself. They were finally sick of it.Wait! I Thought We Were Friends!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
One day, all of them were together... without Clara. They talked about how much she used them for their own needs and caused trouble for them all the time. Morgan came up with an idea.
"Guys, I know how we can get back at her. We tie her up and make her feel pain, like we have to, but physically." London smiled as Morgan said that, and Ethan even chuckled and said, "Yes."
The time was about 10:00 AM, so of course, Clara would still be sleeping. So they walked to her home, quietly snuck in and reached her bedroom. Yup. Asleep. Morgan grabbed her by the ankles, and London grabbed her arms. Ethan ope
The Stock Market - No. 1The Stock Market - No. 12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 1|
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
1967 - I.
BRINGING IT TO LIFE by Xaomi
FRUITS OF OUR LABOR by CharleneApril
ON MY MIND by Sangelus
Folder Icon Directory:iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen::iconrequestsopen:Folder Icon Directory2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: They work on Mac (so I'm told); instructions here: http://ginokami6.deviantart.com/art/Mac-instructions-372626782
WANNA MAKE YOUR OWN?: http://ginokami6.deviantart.com/art/Folder-Icon-Tutorial-Paint-net-412880154
So...I'm getting tired of updating the list of links on each new set of folders.
As such, I'm going to make one complete, constantly updated directory here.
Feel free to make your requests here as well. Just leave me the name of the series and the character (they have to be chibi though, they fit better in the folders lol). I actually prefer to do sets as opposed to singles, so don't be shy in requesting more than one. I reserve the right to decline (though I likely won't without good reason.) I can't guarantee they'll get done quickly or at all, but no harm in trying, eh?
League of Legends Login ScreensHey guys, I'm gonna start uploading the animations I've helped with for Riot Games' League of Legends (A few of them I didn't touch, so if it isn't here, you know why). Feel free to let me know what you think.League of Legends Login Screens9 months ago in Personal More Like This
These are not Re-uploads from YouTube, I actually built them up with the Motion Graphics team (and the Art team!) here at Riot Games,
If you want to get an idea on how we do it, check this out:
Issue resolved [update]Oct 14Issue resolved [update]2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Update: The issue has been resolved! It was sorted out with civil conversation. I definitely see sincerity and they are taking it into action, which is some very great attitude, so please respect them.
However, I'd like to address something about "Imitation v.s. Inspiration" in general, since I've been seeing a lot of similar cases, and this is not directed to any individual.
According to a post on vanseodesign, "Inspiration is defined as the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially creative. On the other hand, copying is defined as an imitation or reproduction of an original."
Many of the time people were not aware of the fact that they are "too inspired" to a point that is imitating/copying. Therefore, I strongly encourage anyone who is engaged in any kind of creative activity to read this article:
point commissions and paypalavoiding the chargebackpoint commissions and paypal3 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I'd just really like to address this before I open up my next batch of commissions. I've seen chargebacks pop up all over the place recently (I had no idea what it was before experiencing it myself). Because of this I'm going to change the way I take commissions. There are a couple things below that I've been thinking about doing.
I might be taking a couple point commission in the future since it seems like a 'safer' way to receive payments. I haven't had any experience with points and getting them converted to dollars and it's just seemed really messy to deal with. But if anyone has info on that, I'd love to hear it.
sending payments as services
Since the art is commissioned digitally and not mailed to the commissioner. I've seen a lot of artists use this to protect themselves from disputes. Sometimes it can be hard to get everyone to click the bubble (it's quite small) but if I
How to price your artwork for freelance workFor a while now I have been giving pricing suggestions to artists in the projects forum. I've had many requests and given a lot of advice. It is getting to the point where there is so much demand that I just can't keep up on the reviews, so I thought I might lessen the burden a little and help you learn how to price your own artwork.How to price your artwork for freelance work4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The problem with pricing your own work is that your opinion is not objective. You may think that your art is better or worse than it actually is. This is normal, but to get the best evaluation of your art you should ask for help outside your immediate family and friends. Remember, the project forum is intended for this very purpose. After following all the steps outlined in this article I implore you to make a thread in the project forum asking if your pricing assessment is accurate. For example "Is my art worth $XX USD?" would be an appropriate title for your thread and would hel
Update + GiveawayHello~ long time no update!Update + Giveaway1 day ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry about the disappearance. School + everything else have been insanely overwhelming
these past few months, but now that it's winter break I'll have a chance to catch up on commissions.
I'm really sorry about the delay guys ; w; I will resume drawing again soon. Tysm for your patience.
On another note, I'm holding a cyop giveaway for an adoptable for
this original species: Cephius Information (Original Species)
To enter, simply fave this journal and comment below for a number.
If you would like to share this in your journal / poll, you will receive an extra number.
The winner will be randomly chosen on December 23rd 8:00 EST.
Thanks for participating and good luck!~
2014 Cosplay List !!Today i was planning what characters i'm going to cosplay as in 2014 ! I'm so excited for cosplay next year because Australia has more cons then ever before !! I thought i would put my cosplay plans for 2014 in my journal !!2014 Cosplay List !!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Alice : Resident Evil Retribution Most of you guys know my first cosplay of 2014 will be Alice form resident evil retribution !! supanova day 1 sydney
After Alice i will cosplay her After Love version !! so excited love that costume to death !! supanova day 2 sydney !!
Next is Yuel from final fantasy 13-2 everyone tells me i look like her and i could totally pull her off ! so i will be cosplay as yuel for smash day 1 2014 plus she is one of my fav characters from final fantasy 13-2 !! she is adorable !!
For day two of smash i will be cosplaying as korra from the legend of korra ! For age ive been wanting to cosplay as her i am really
ENDEDHEY whats up contest threeeeeeENDED3 months ago in Personal More Like This
This week's theme will be nautical/ocean themed!
Here are the characters:
http://sta.sh/01mfzqitj7xk Marina ( I ship her and Val )
You can draw anyone with anyone / more than one character in a picture. But don't ship anyone but Val and Marina O:
You can draw them humaniz
New Years Art Raffle -over-Update The winners areNew Years Art Raffle -over-1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
thank you everyone for entered and im sorry for my lameness in taking SUPER long to update this...sorry guys i sorta forgot
Edit- end date is now February 14th
Oh look its a new year and since its a new year I want to do something special so heres what im doing
I will be drawing 3 pieces of FREE art(fanart or oc)
- To enter simply fave(only have to watch if you want first prize)
- Watchers automatically qualify for first place
Deadline- February 14th
For third place I will be drawing a headshot with a simple background
For second I will be drawing A half body with somewhat complex background \
ex.(backgrounds may be less detailed)
For First I will be drawing a Fullybody with complex backgroun
Advice on Disagreements (and apologies!) Hello everyone~ I've noticed a lot of people on dA don't really know how to handle a situation where two or more people are disagreeing. Whether it's over a petty problem, stolen art, potentially ripped-off designs, or whatever else you can think of that would cause tension between two or more people.Advice on Disagreements (and apologies!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I thought I'd give you some advice on how to handle these things. You may not always come out as the "winner," but you'll come out looking sane/smart/less-of-a-bitch if you follow these rules. So here we go.
1. Do not call the other person names or use any demeaning adjectives towards them. This includes (but is not limited to) calling them a bitch, and asshole, stupid, an idiot, a dumbass, a douchebag, ect, ect, ect.
2. Do not bring past issues into the argument. You need to discuss what is going on right at that moment, not what's happened before.
3. Keep calm, or at least the appearance of being calm. Yelling, screaming, cu
Painting with values - TutorialHeyy guyss just wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for all the birthday wishes, while there was no way I could reply to all of them, I certainly read them all!Painting with values - Tutorial8 months ago in Personal More Like This
You guys are awesome
Second news of the day: I updated my Youtube channel art AND name, yes name, to better match the art tutorial website I've been working on with a couple friends in the past months.
Anyways, I say everything that I can in this video, check it out!
And here is a tutorial on painting with values, hope you like!
Tutorial - Game character designHey guys! First video of the week is about my process when creating a character design specifically for video games.Tutorial - Game character design8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Have a great Monday!
Also putting this one up in case you missed it!
Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.Copied directly from the polycount thread:Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FYI My longest post on PC ever. Sorry in advance - OP I hope there's something useful in this for you. I'm back in your thread and giving you my morning before breakfast, is my way of saying ' I care '.
Usually between 1 - 5 NEW students, per day come to me for random pieces of advice. Some from here @ PC , some from Deviant Art - Mostly from Deviant art.
It's always the same questions maybe worded slightly differently and I do my best to answer every single time, every single message. Sometimes I get behind and have to catch up at the end of the week but I do my best.
As well as those, I did 2 10+ question interviews last week, on my time, for students who were still in school. For school essays, papers, projects etc that contain the same questions they always do.
I'm exposed to 'all this' *makes a big circle shape with hands* on a fairly constant basis. Everything that encompasses 'young artists trying to find their way in this scary fucking
RFTS Vol 01 The BeginningPrice: FREERFTS Vol 01 The Beginning8 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rate: T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEEN AND UP
Release date: 2012
Characters involved: Katrina Chisu, Kian Mikierr, Nee Ikeda, Micca Lusios, Midori Geisan
Shower scene have a Kian X Nee extra, you can buy it here at Lulu for $3 usd.
there's also a paperback version n_n
Buy EXTRA Content at Lulu
RFTS Vol.01 The Beginning 010 by NeKoChAnKRFTS Vol.01 The Beginning 011 by NeKoChAnKRFTS Vol.01 The Beginning 012 by NeKoChAnKRFTS Vol.01 The Beginning 013 by NeKoChAnK:thumb35586275
Is it Worth it ? Polycount Thread.A couple of people pm'd me suggesting I should spread this far and wide, I'm glad some people find my past failures useful haha!Is it Worth it ? Polycount Thread.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are my two contributions:
Its absolutely worth it if its what you want.
Let me put my cock hat on for just a second.
*has now become a dickhead*
imo n00bs that I have worked with, talked with, hung out with *think* and say they want to be in the games industry, but tbh they only *kind of* want it.
They want all the cool shit, without the slog through the mud for the first 3 - 5 years to get there. They want instant rockstar status, to tell their friends, to be cool nerds etc.
My lecturer at Qantm, stood up in an auditorium and told the entire room of 70 odd brand new students that at the end of this diploma, there would only be about 20 people left, of which 10 or so would pass, and only 2 or 3 may get a job, of which 1 or maybe 2 will be in the games industry for any great length of time.
That stuck with me big time, and what he