Design a Zombie CompetitionWe are working on a new project, one that is in full swing as we speak. We are creating a series of toys, well, models to be more precise. ZOMBIES! We have a set of 5 being sculpted as we speak. But we are creating 5 more, 5 designed by you. You'll be accredited for your work on the base of the model, as well as on the models' box. It's a very good way of getting something great on your portfolio and you'll get your design fully cast and sent to you to go with your portfolio.Design a Zombie Competition2 years ago in Personal More Like This
OKAY So what's the deal, what do we want?
The image attached are the proportions we want, it's not quite CHIBBI proportions as an example, look up the artwork for "Super puzzle Fighter" many Street Fighter enthusiasts will know where we are going with this. Okay, so those are the proportions we want what about the rest?
Imagine the most twisted zombie you can think of and that's what we want, but in a semi-cute fashion. Recently, in the latest episode i
Mythology Contest-Win Great Prizes! WINNERS!After hours of soul and heart squishing and help from :iconrydi1689: and her sister, () we finally decided on the fabulous winners!Mythology Contest-Win Great Prizes! WINNERS!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
the 1st place goes to......:iconlovepeaceshue:
:iconeindraa:'s comments: "This was an absolutely beautiful representation of Gemini. The colors are vibrant and the style is beautiful and the stars I think are very cute! What a adorable piece! GREAT JOB "
:iconuchuubranko:'s comments : "The colours are indeed fantastic and they mix together so well! The patterns are truly beautifully detailed and the characters definitely tell their story. Just stunning!"
10,000 from iingo
One full drawing for the first winner + llama + 1 month feature on profile page from
New Rules, and Submissions Re-OpenedWe indeed made it back, my members! And with a shiny new set of rules.New Rules, and Submissions Re-Opened4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It actually shines lots, but is quite short, so please be sure to read them before submitting. (:
The rules for GALLERY submissions are these:
We don't accept WIPs. Only finished works, please, no half-coloured pictures.
We don't accept excessively mature or explicit deviations, we want our Group to be age-friendly and not everyone knows what a Mature Content filter is, nor cares about turning it on.
When submitting a story/comic divided into chapters, please be sure to submit the first chapter (or prologue) into the gallery folder „Prologues“. Any other chapters should be submitted to the folder „Excerpts“.
The submission limit will be set to one (1) per week (given that we are one thousand lefties in here already!), so choose your works wisely.
We only accept works you have done YOURSELF! Please be
Murphy Apprenticeship updateHey all!Murphy Apprenticeship update1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone that donated to the Kickstarter, thanks for being patient. We hit a few delays due to the loss of our dog, Red, and my broken collar bone/shoulder which delayed The Wake. But me, my wife, and my students are almost done making the final touches, and we hope to have digital and hardcover editions available soon.
I'm thrilled to say that 3 out of 5 of my students have landed work with major publishers--two with Marvel and one with Boom! Studios...and Cafe Racer isn't even out yet. I'd love to think that the Apprenticeship had a hand in their success, but the truth is that each artist got work based on the caliber of the talent they possessed long before I got my hands on them. I did what I could for them on my end, which included sharing all my editorial contacts, vouching for their professionalism with publishers, and advising with contracts where I could. When Cafe Racer is published, I plan on handing out copies to every editor I can while
A little story...Wanted to share this story with you guys, and future creators:A little story...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After getting out of a slump, I wanted to share this story of something I went through a few years back. Bit of a read, but thanks for sticking through it
As you know, Comic-Con is arriving and as I prepare for it, I grow more and more anticipated with anxiety/joy in regards to the re-release of Last Man Standing.
As long, challenging, and mind-opening the creation of LMS was, something really stuck with me.
Before I had created LMS, I wanted to work for WETA Workshop. To those that don't know them, they've created props, designs, sets, costumes, and more for The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, District-9, Elysium, The Hobbit and many more films.
I was obsessed and inspired with them. The creator, Richard Taylor was always a huge inspiration to me. After viewing supplements on the Extended Editions of The Lord of the Rings DVDS, I knew right there: I HAD TO WORK FOR THEM.
So I al
5 Ways to Avoid Being DiminishedThere's a discussion brewing in comics about artists being more diminished as of late--that readers, reviewers, and publishers are focusing too much on writers rather than the artists who draw the book. I agree it's happening, but I'm not sure it's worth sounding an alarm over. I never felt diminished, but maybe I'm part of the exception. Maybe it's because I'm an artist and a writer.5 Ways to Avoid Being Diminished2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Either way, I do have a few thoughts on what artists can do to pull themselves out from under the rug.
1. DON'T DRAW LIKE A COG.
If you conform to a "house style", then you're at higher risk of being treated like an interchangeable cog in the comics machine. Yes, you're more likely to get consistent work, but you won't stand out as much. Therefor you'll be sought after less by big name writers, you're less likely to make a lasting impression on reviewers and readers, and you'll have a harder time getting raises (12 others draw like you and for less money).
I also suggests inking yourself if it helps. Penc
The Sean Murphy ApprenticeshipI'm thinking about taking on some students for a two week "boot camp" course in comics--based off the classic master/apprentice style of education. But before I move forward with the idea (and begin Kickstarting), I wanted to get your feedback and see if anyone is interested in enrolling this winter. Please pass this along (Twitter/facebook) to anyone you think might be interested.The Sean Murphy Apprenticeship2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I bought a house in Portland, Maine this past weekend. It's a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom Victorian house that's been newly renovated. The top floor is finished and will become the drawing studio for 5 students. The idea is to furnish the building with tables, chairs, couches, beds, a TV, a library, a photo studio (for taking reference images) and all the other amenities that would create the school.
After selecting the 5 students (I'll take submissions that will be juried later on), we'll all meet in Portland this winter for the two week apprenticeship. The students will live i
SEAN MURPHY ApprenticeshipHere we go, folks! If you're interested in the Apprenticeship, then read below. At the bottom you'll find a link--just click to download the application WITH your finished pages to Murphy.firstname.lastname@example.orgSEAN MURPHY Apprenticeship2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Submit 5 pages of black and white sequential art (along with application below) to Murphy.Apprenticeship@gmail.com . The pages must be inked, no pencils and no "darkened pencils" using Photoshop. I want students who can do both! Because I use traditional tools (pencil/ink), I'm more capable of teaching students who also use those tools, but I'm happy to accept digital inking as well. However, if you work digitally, be prepared to bring your own computer/wacom/cintiq materials.
2. The pages can be from any genre/character/script you like. Feel free to write your own story, or use a profe
stop making excuses!i heard many people tell me that they want to make comics, they want to write them they want to draw them... but when i ask them why they don't have samples ready, it is always a barrage of excuses.stop making excuses!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so this year, on san diego comic con i met a guy that just in one simple swoop destroyed my patience for excuses.
meet Larime Taylor
you go here, you see this video... and you ask yourselves, do you want it hard enough.
this man is a storyteller at heart. his cmic is an intense one, really cool and i recommend it it is available for preorder, a voice in the dark. it is out in november. i don't usually promote stuf, rarely even my own, but i want to promote this because this man deserves it!
so stop looking for excuses, stop trying to find reasons why it cant be done, start working on ways to get it done.
you have one life... if you want to be a storyteller , be it! be a
CritStop 03 - Art school vs self teaching?Greetings Concepteez!CritStop 03 - Art school vs self teaching?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Apologies for missing out on the CritStop last week. I was at a weekend long concept-design workshop which didn't leave me with much time to do a post.
I might run down some of the things we did in the workshop in a future post, but this week I thought I would do something a little bit different. I have been getting quite a few queries over the last few weeks about making the choice between formal training courses such as university or college over that of self-teaching and using online resources and short courses. One of these was Nyte-Tyme who wrote:
"I mentioned before that I am currently attending a school called ------- University. So far, my first semester of a Junior year here has been bad. Art history classes (which I think are somewhat necessary) a Physics of Light and Color class. A web design class and a video and audio class which was essentially a film class after awhile. But I've been recently looking into C
GIVEAWAY IS OVER or I've got a sneaky plan.GIVEAWAY IS OVER or I've got a sneaky plan.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
total amount of people: 248
June 6, 2013 12. Lola22
June 5, 2013 8. BiGFooT-y2k
June 5, 2013 116. thatfoxfacedbastard
June 7, 2013 78. Lewanut
Timestamp: 2013-06-09 07:57:25 UTC
I just noticed a journal about giveaway on the front page for "Popular 3 days".
The author is going to give 100 points to a random person who faved that journal.
100 points. One fucking dollar of united states of god bless you America.
And you know what? The journal has already have over 1000 faves. Just woah.
So here's my excellent plan to become an attention whore I always dreamed to become.
I have 400 miserable points I want to giveaway because I'm such a sucking up for an attention person.
DO YOU HEAR ME? FOUR. HUNDRED. OF. POINTS. YOU. POOR. PUPIL. WANT. TO. GET.
400 points for 4 persons, i.e. 100 points for each.
What to do:
fave this fucking journal
wait until Sunday, 9th of june
I'll randomize the list of people who faved this journal thru random.org and
um..so..welcome XDas i'm guessing quite a few unsuspecting readers might be arriving....um..so..welcome XD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
basically, comic you will find in my gallery is i guess an erotic romantic comedy... or a close approximtion of such.
chapters are placed in chapter folders
there you can read them in order, or if you prefer a pdf, there is pdfs folder too
hope you enjoy the comic, i understand if you don't. this is not everyone's cup of tea...but then again...what is XD
also for you curious about my drawign techniques, i post my videos here. some tutorials are up already
and quite a few more coming soon
New video tutorial and brushes updateMy brushes are linked on the youtube video description. link was working here.New video tutorial and brushes update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
5 Career Killers“Whatever happened to that guy? The guy that drew that thing?5 Career Killers1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Comic careers are like any other career in entertainment: if you don't stay relevant and adapt to a trend, you'll eventually peak and then bottom out. But there are more things that can help end a career. Here's a list of 5 that I've been thinking about lately.
1. SOCIAL MEDIA TAKE-DOWN
The creator does something that somehow goes viral, turning his (or her) readers against him. Bad behavior at a convention, sexual harassment online, or a semi-racist Tweet made worse by bumbling attempts to correct it. Or maybe the creator gets blamed for something innocent: innocent comments taken out of context, or involvement in a controversial project that he had no say over. Whatever the case, “social media take-downs” can harm careers, leaving a permanent black mark on your career.
I imagine this one is the most common: no matter how hard you work—and no matter how much a
Riddick 'Rule the Dark' Semi-FinalistsIn the Riddick 'Rule the Dark' Fan Art contest, we challenged you to show us how Riddick rules the dark, based on the trailer and asset pack. We saw amazing renditions of this fierce survivor, showcasing Riddick's strength and determination. The competition was stiff, but our judges narrowed it down to the top 25. These will now be sent to Riddick Director, David Twohy, to select the final three Winners. Congratulations to the top 25 Semi-Finalists below!Riddick 'Rule the Dark' Semi-Finalists2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
3-Month Premium Membership
2,000 deviantART Points
Read Contest ArticleRead Official RulesBro
MASSIVE ONLINE ART THEFT!!!Please Note The Edits below...MASSIVE ONLINE ART THEFT!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The website http://imagixs.com/ is posing itself, it seems, as an online coloring book... One their page it says....
"Imagixs is a free coloring page search engine. You can find any kind of coloring page with Imagixs!
Just type what you're looking for in the search box and get your free coloring pages and pictures instantly!"
This website is taking all of OUR art, and posting them online as coloring books. I was alerted that a lot of my art is one it. A lot of other peoples art is on it too. You can pretty much type anything into that search bar and stolen work comes up. I strongly urge everyone to search their most well known DA screen names on that website and see what pops up. And if your work pops up, contact the "contact us" link at the bottom of the page and complain. If your work doesn't pop up, and you are just outraged that they are stealing at, do the same thing. Please. It helps us all out.
If ANYONE uses
HOW TO USE MY STOCK(Update August 2012)HOW TO USE MY STOCK5 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction."
Since I no longer have time to track and +fav every use of my stock, you are encouraged to post a link to your use of the stock on the comment area of each image, so others can see your work.
Email is the best/only way to reach me. Do not email me unless you are sure it's important! I am email@example.com
MY RULES ("'Do as thou will't shall be the whole of the law")
You are required to give me appropriate credit as photographer where and however possible. My stock is free; the way you 'pay' to use it is by crediting me. It doesn't need to be in big letters on the image, it can be in text or a link or in liner notes, or whatever - but it's your responsibility to acknowledge if my work contributes significantly to yours. If you post a link, I prefer it to be to my personal website ( www.ranum.com ) My real name is
GIVEAWAY CLOSED (WINNERS ANNOUNCED!! :D)Yeah I stayed up till 12:00 to finally close this. xD YES ITS FINALLY THAT TIME. THE TIME YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR. Btw, thanks so much to all of you who joined this. You helped me meet a lot of new people as well as helped my art gain more recognition. C: And I thank you a lot for that. ^^GIVEAWAY CLOSED (WINNERS ANNOUNCED!! :D)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But now for the reveal~ And the numbers areee...
1 (oh wow lol)
(I actually had a different number after 788 but the person didn't advertise so I had to skip over >< I WARNED YOU ABOUT THE ADVERTISING BRO)
And that means
:iconyeii-haw: gets 2000 !!
:iconphynix: and :iconunicornicopian: gets 1000 !!
:icontemplehiker: gets 500 !!
Congrats you guys!! A note will be sent to you shortly as well as your points! ^^
And now I shall be a poor peasant of deviantart with a dying premium membership. :'D But tis alright haha xD
Enjoy your points you four~! And thanks again to all of you who participated.
Site Update: Staff Retreat, Holiday HQThis week's Site Update is a little different from usual in that we don't have any publicly visible changes. However, it's for a good reason. Our Devious Technology team is at a staff retreat! During this retreat, they're discussing our features, conducting hackathons, and creating prototypes for new features.Site Update: Staff Retreat, Holiday HQ2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Welcome to Holiday Headquarters 2013!
We're happy to announce the return of deviantART's Holiday Headquarters! Follow the Holiday HQ article each day to discover deals and special offers throughout this holiday season.
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New Second Tutorial Has ArrivedMay 10, 2013New Second Tutorial Has Arrived2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Went silent there for a little bit. Busy as always. More importantly, we've got a new illustration up in the gallery, along with a brand new tutorial. This one focuses on animation-inspired cell painted illustration. Click on the sample below to view the new illustration, and the download link. Hope you all enjoy, and wish you all a lovely weekend.
Apr 19, 2013
I wrote about this a million times already, so I'll keep it brief. The illustration painting tutorial is finally up for grabs. I've uploaded a new preview image; click on the sample to view the download info and other misc. notes.
If you enjoy it, please share it with y
Things I Wish Comics Would Stop DoingLater this week SYAC will be posting a series of “Things I Wish Comics Would Stop Doing” strips. This is the start of what might be an ongoing series within SYAC in general, though it really depends on how well it goes over...Things I Wish Comics Would Stop Doing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the past I’ve drawn my own artwork to explain things, but that’s always resulted in people accusing me of not knowing what I’m talking about and demanding actual sources. I don’t like the idea of using actual sources because my criticism of these techniques could easily be misinterpreted as criticism against specific artists, which is entirely the wrong idea. A lot of the time, these are pervasive techniques used throughout the mainstream (American) comic industry and are not the fault of any one particular artist. It’s more of a condemnation of perpetuating “bad habits” than anything else.
As a result, this new batch of “Things I Wish Comics Would Stop Doing” strips will feature actual artwork
Making new IDs!Until further notice I won't be taking new requests for these. The holiday season is approaching which means I'll be extra busy! If you really want one though, you can comment here and I'll add you to a waiting list, but know that I won't be working on new ones probably until january (those that are still pending right now will be finished hopefully before december)Making new IDs!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Have you ever wanted a picture of yourself in a cute cartoony style with a big head and making you look cuter than you actually are?
Well, now is your chance!
I'll be making deviant IDs by request once again, now with a new format! Because for some reason, you guys like my drawings enough to actually pay for them ಠ_ಠ
Classical Horror Halloween Contest NOW CLOSEDCONTEST NOW CLOSED, GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED WE WILL BEGIN JUDGING IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS!Classical Horror Halloween Contest NOW CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Bring out your dead side
Ever had that feeling, that a portrait is watching you? No matter where you stand in the room its gaze seems to follow you,.. staring... waiting...
We invite you to join us in making a grand collection of horrific hounds, voluptuous vampires, and ghoulish ghostly portraits this Halloween in best Haunted House style!
Its time to unlock your inner Dorian Grey, and all those other creepy strange ancestors, cousins, uncles, aunts and grannies that the family don't like to talk about!
Even if you aren't normally a model stock provider - or if you don't usually provide stock at all, this is your chance to dip your toe in the murky waters and have a go! Bring out your face paints and props and make a dashing Halloween portrait entry! The more creative you are, the more creative the results of the second half of the contest will be!