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-Finalists1 year 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
:devdigital-art-club: 40k member giveaway finishedMPG Project ~ The Prize Stash ~ My Gallery ~ Stock Rules:devdigital-art-club: 40k member giveaway finished2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thanks to the magic that is random number generators the winners have been selected and now i'm just waiting for them to respond to my notes
Hey guys The-Average-Alex here.
So as the title suggest i'm giving away 40 thousand randoms from all over the internet..... to the highest bidder... starting bid is at $30....
No seriously though Digital-Art-Club is close to having Forty thousand members!!
You have no idea how excited i am, we've come a long wa
Murphy Apprenticeship updateHey all!Murphy Apprenticeship update7 months 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
Ballistic Publishing: EXOTIQUE 8 Call For EntriesBallistic Publishing: EXOTIQUE 8 Call For Entries2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
EXOTIQUE 8 Call for Entries
The World's Best CG Characters
Ballistic Publishing invites you to submit your work to
Exotique 8: The World's Best CG Characters
The 8th book in the series will showcase the best digital character creations produced for film, television, games and personal endeavor.
EXOTIQUE 8 will showcase the world's most stunning CG characters. We are looking for all types of character work from humans to fantastic creatures.
If your work is selected for publication in EXOTIQUE 8 you will receive a complimentary copy of the book and will also get international exposure by having your work included
To All Aspiring Artists Out There........http://vimeo.com/85040589To All Aspiring Artists Out There........1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So often, I get people asking for my secrets, praying to some god to give them what I have, asking me for my Photoshop brushes, joking that I must have sold my soul to Satan, that I must be cheating somehow, asking what programs I use in hopes that there is some magic "art button."
I'm sorry but...... No.
There are no secrets. No god and no devil had anything to do with it. There are no magic Photoshop brushes. There is no magic art button. There are no magic programs that will do the work for you. You can get Poser- some of the images that come out of it are lovely and if that makes you happy, fine. But if you want to do more than play with 3D paper dolls, to make your own art, to realize the wildest imaginings of your dreams exactly how you see them....
THERE. ARE. NO. SHORTCUTS.
Do you know how I got here?
Lots of it. Maybe I have some inborn talent? I don't know. But really, it's mostly WORK. You want to get good at something? Want it more tha
Contest: Theme, PrizeS and RuleS:iconchristmas-banner1plz::iconchristmas-banner2plz::iconchristmas-banner3plz::iconchristmas-banner4plz::iconchristmas-banner5plz::iconchristmas-banner1plz::iconchristmas-banner2plz::iconchristmas-banner3plz::iconchristmas-banner4plz::iconchristmas-banner5plz:Contest: Theme, PrizeS and RuleS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since the Holidays are coming we decided to have a little contest.
I hope all of us will have fun!
The theme of the contest is: "What Christmas Means to Me"! :iconchristmastimeplz:
Feel free to create any type of artwork that we accept:
Film & Animation
Do your best to impress the judges!
[Snowflake] 1st Place: Interview for the group + Journal feature* (10 deviations) + llamas*
[Snowflake] 2nd Place: Artist of the Week + Journal feature* (5 deviations) + llamas*
[Snowflake] 3rd Place: Journal feature*
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 Apprenticeship1 year 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
So I was just stopped by a cop....I wasn't driving. I was walking. He drives up, rolls down the window, and says something I don't quite hear. I say hello. He repeats it. "How old are you?"So I was just stopped by a cop....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm in shock. I ask, "How OLD am I?"
"I'm 29!!" (I'm sure I sounded incredulous.)
I say, "I have my license if you want to see it." He wants to see it so I give it to him. He looks and hands it back.
He thought I was a highschool truant.
The moral of the story is that I should stop wearing clothing a teenager might wear because as I continue to get older and not to age it will become more and more unbelievable that I am as old as I say I am and I don't look forward to being driven in the back of a police car to the nearest high school, in tears BECAUSE I HAVE ALREADY DONE MY TIME!
New Contest - Together in the winter!Hello friends, finally left the results of our poll! And the competition's theme is: /New Contest - Together in the winter!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ola amigos, finalmente saiu o resultado da nossa enquete! E o tema do concurso é: "Together in the winter!" / "Juntos no Inverno"
Now to the rules. / REGRAS
two images will be accepted per participant. / Serão aceitos duas imagens por participante.
They should reflect the message you want to pass the contest/Elas devem refletir a mensagem que o contest quer passar
OCs or fanart(Give credit to the creators), digital or traditional. / Podem ser OCs ou fanArt(Dê o credito aos criadores), digitais ou tradicionais.
There will be two stages, in first: Me and two judges we will choose 4 images for pools. / Serão duas fases, na primeira eu e mais 2 juizes, iremos escolher 6 imagenspara votação popular.
In the second phase, we will have a vote to decide the winners. / Na segunda fase, teremos uma
Time for some blind, fuming RAGEI've been storing this one up for a while. I realize here, I'm probably preaching to the choir but if I don't say this, I'm going to explode. I've been bottling this for way too long. If anything, you people, the appreciators of art, can print this up and hand it to someone when you hear them say shit like this.Time for some blind, fuming RAGE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(Note: "Asshole" is not just one person but a number of people who have said these things to me and other artists I know.)
Asshole: Art is NOT a job. It's just not. It doesn't involve manual labor, you get to sit on your ass all day, and most of you are even your own bosses! You don't have to deal with HALF the shit WE (who have REAL jobs) do. I bet you work like three hours a week, maybe. Don't even get me started on the idiots who sell those blank canvases and glued together furniture BS for like A JIZZLLION DOLLARS. You want to know what a real job is? Stand on your feet for twelve hours straight listening to people complain day in and day out. THAT is a job. Or how about sa
4 Kinds of StorytellingHere's an old journal from 2010 about storytelling. Because I have a lot more readers these days, I think I'm going to start reposting some of my earlier posts for my newer audience. So for you old timers, feel free to skip.4 Kinds of Storytelling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In full disclosure, I slightly edited this journal to make it a little more balanced (while also fixing a ton of typos).
I feel like the word "storytelling" gets thrown around a lot in our industry. Yet when I look out there at some comics, I don't always see a lot of evidence for it.
It feels like people in comics pros--myself included--often use the word only because we feel like we're supposed to. Over the years enough professionals have been accused of being poor storytellers to the degree that everyone is now afraid of being a pinup artist as opposed to a bona fide storyteller. But it's not enough just to claim you're a storyteller.
Most people reading this probably h
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 Apprenticeship1 year 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
CI Winter Contest*CI winter contest updateCI Winter Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
remember we're also holding a winter contest
and we're still looking for donations
so if you want to donate something for this contest send the group a note or
contact the founder Tsuki-SoraRuki
the contest is called CI Winter contest
you can submit your entry in this folder---->http://creation-inspiration.deviantart.com/gallery/34408002
NOTE SOMETHING GIVING CREDIT MUST BE WRITTEN ON THE DESCRIPTION! Such as...
"MADE FOR THE WINTER CONTEST OF CI."
(That way we can easy spot if the deviation is made for the contest)
Q: When does the contest start?
A: After the 26th December we accept entries
Q: Which Mediums can you enter this contest with ?
and anything else ;3 just ask
Q: Do you need to be member of this group to join this contest?
A: Yes! You must be a member of #Creation-Inspiration (or else your entry will be
average pay rates for comic book artists:"Generally, the good graphic novels fetch $100 - $300 per page, although professionals who have been in the industry for a long time can command as much as three times that amount. In fact, one elite illustrator commanded as much as $1,000 a page (on a 22-page comic book)! Most of the popular titles that artists, like David Cassaday, work on are monthly issues, which end up providing him with a six-figure salary. The back-end royalties on merchandise, trade paperbacks and movie royalties are also generous."average pay rates for comic book artists:1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"In 2008, Sean Jordan, founder of Army Ant Publishing, claimed established freelance comic book artists were paid anywhere from $220 to $4,400 per book project, which breaks down to $10 to $200 per page. Pencil and inker artists can ask for $75 to $200 a page. Colorists often fall in the range of $35 to $125, and writers and letterers make $10 to $50 a page. A lucky few dozen famous artists working for to
EDIT Secret Sunshine event please readGreetings everybody!EDIT Secret Sunshine event please read3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know a lot of members thinking
why didn't this event started already?
the event was planned to be held in the winter
but we were dealing with some problems
first problem we had them
some of the members that participated with this event
didn't response in the note the crew and me send too them.
but there was also a other problem
which was that the :iconartintheworld: was not active
SO We're searching for a new group
that can team up with us to hold this event
if you are a founder or co founder of a group and are interested send the group a
Q: What is the secret sunshine event?
A: Because we want to respect all cultures here, we changed Secret Santa to secret sunshine event
Q: Ohh, I get it, but then what is secret santa?
A: A secret santa is like this...
* You make a wishlist of a few things you would like made for you..
* We match people together however we feel fit.
* Your wish list g
TRG Reboot Feature Part 5Hello Groupies! We are pleased to announce the fourth of the TRG features of the new Lara Croft from the just released Tomb Raider! Unfortunately, submissions have now been closed for this feature. However, you can still check out the beautiful and gorgeous artwork made from members by looking at the Get Featured - TR 13 folder. But be quick! The folder won't stay foreverTRG Reboot Feature Part 52 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, the game has been released! How exciting! In the following few days, we're going to give you special chance to tell us what you think, what you like about it and how awesome the game is (also, please try not to post spoilers, just a general idea so no one misses out on something)!
Alive by yangtianliFirst kill... by MisiakasVasileiosTomb Raider Reborn by doneplay:th
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 Diminished1 year 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
HOW TO GET PUBLISHEDThis is an old piece I wrote and posted a while ago, but just recently people have been asking what my experiences were with regard to publishing and getting published - so here it is again, with a few new notes added about dA and Madefire!HOW TO GET PUBLISHED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a very honest view based on 27 years experience as a writer, artist and publisher. The point here is to try to HELP you go into the business enlightened and with open-eyes, knowing what to expect. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PUT YOU OFF! However, you should know that getting into comics is NOT easy - as too many people frequently imagine - and neither is it a glamorous 'rock-star' existence. It is hard work, as are all trades, and it should be treated as such. I see too many people despondent and badly hurt by their experience, and this can be avoided if you know what you are getting into right from the outset.
Getting into comics is something a lot of people want to know how to do, but there's a lot of questions you w
I made this myself......With my own two hands! Hours and hours of preparation, and the moment is finally here for the grand reveal.I made this myself...11 months ago in Personal More Like This
And YOU CatCouch ...Questioning me! Saying I didn't have one. Well here it is, and it (literally) has your name on it. I even wrote your name in red to show I mean business.
For those who don't know. It's a missile...Sort of. Okay, it looks more like a rocket, but I assure you, it will do the same thing as a missile.
BY THE WAY!! It's CatCouch 's birthday coming up on the 11th of March so don't forget to wish him a happy birthday and give him cake (before I launch my missile of awesome power and destruction)!
Okay, back to the comic...
P.S. is there anyone here that listens to Night Vale? They are hilarious!
Thanks to the following people for showing your support with a mass of 's! It didn't go unnoticed!
Harpessdragon | AskYggyandColette | IZR0 | NobleCielPhantomhive | Pechan | @Just-Blac
CritStop 03 - Art school vs self teaching?Greetings Concepteez!CritStop 03 - Art school vs self teaching?1 year 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
WAR in HEAVENWAR in HEAVEN1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Early on at Madefire, just as the first stories and pieces of art started to come in, and the medium we were involved in progressing really started to look like it was progressing, one of our key investors noted that it was here that 'the myths of the 21st century would be created.'
It was a pretty bold statement!
This week we launch a book that can legitimately lay claim to that – 'War in Heaven' by Ricardo Pinto and Adrian Smith.
Ricardo Pinto is the writer of one of the most epic, brutal, and pioneering trilogies of the last fifteen years. The Stone Dance of the Chameleon is told over three huge volumes, and features a world of astonishing lucidity. Ricardo built models which he lit with a false electric sun so he could chart the lengthening of shadows across the terrain. The astonishingly cruel caste system of his native culture is exposed in ever
5 Career Killers“Whatever happened to that guy? The guy that drew that thing?5 Career Killers3 months 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
Wormholes: a health and safety nightmare.Brighton city council has received a report from a concerned citizen regarding an interdimensional portal that has recently appeared in the city…..apparently.Wormholes: a health and safety nightmare.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
'I was recently walking my affenpinscher (a sort of rat on a string that some people claim to be a "dog") around the Hanover area of Brighton when I noticed that a wormhole or vortex has opened up on Montreal Road.
'On closer inspection it seems to be some kind of portal to other times, places and dimensions.
'I would have investigated further but I was concerned my little dog would be sucked into it.
'Is this meant to be there? At first I believed it might be part of the Brighton Festival but I believe it could be a hazard to the general public. I look forward to your response.'
A follow-up report from the individual informed the council that the vortex had worsened, and that large snakes were emerging from it.
The message was submitte
Apparel Collection: Art Not BombsThis shirt is best worn while making art with big gestural lines and fast rapid-fire marks. Get wild in it. Bring scribbles to your vectors, and put some geometry in your contours. Pow!Apparel Collection: Art Not Bombs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since a young age, I have always been fascinated with flight. Growing up, my parents were good friends with a group of pilots. They specialized in cinema stunt work for movies. Every time I had the opportunity to go up in an airplane or helicopter, I took it. In the photo below, I'm in the center seat of a friend's helicopter. It was so fun!
As a youth, I would draw all types of planes -- jet fighters being the most exciting. Growing up on a healthy dose of Star Wars and G. I. Joe also fueled my love for flight. Other kids were infatuated with jets, too, and could rattle off all sorts of information about their technical aspects. I constantly checked out huge reference books from the local library because I was always more interested in drawing them than studying how fast they could fly or how much thei