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*
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
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 finished1 year 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
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 51 year 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 SpartanCrowTomb Raider Reborn by doneplay:th
CA.Org/TAD Are Stealing Artist RoyaltiesMy name is Brad Rigney, I am an illustrator, some of you may be familiar with my art and also with my tutorial entitled "A Hostile Takeover" that Conceptart.org produced, distributed and later sold through Conceptart.org and The Art Department (TAD).CA.Org/TAD Are Stealing Artist Royalties1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First of all I want to thank those of you who have purchased my tutorial through legitimate means. Your support has been incredible, myself and my family can't thank you enough, the notes and letters I have received from many of you in regards to the tutorial have honestly been touching and inspirational - it's been an experience unlike anything I expected to find in this business.
It is that very experience which has prompted me to come forward and lay my cards on the table and finally expose what has been transpiring behind the facade that is being presented to you by these institutions, because you deserve to know the truth for your own financial and intellectual protection.
I've waited to come forward about it because I've wanted my mo
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...6 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 | R-0T | NobleCielPhantomhive | Pechan | @Just-Blac
CritStop 03 - Art school vs self teaching?Greetings Concepteez!CritStop 03 - Art school vs self teaching?9 months 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
To All Aspiring Artists Out There........http://vimeo.com/85040589To All Aspiring Artists Out There........7 months 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
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
Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a GroupDecember 7, 2012by techgnoticRealm-of-Fantasy →Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a Group2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Realm of Fantasy
The Anatomy of a Group
The grey dressby *sakimichan
The special kind of dedication, spirit and discipline devoted to the assembly and construction of a successful Group within the vast technicolor ocean of artworks, artists and art appreciators that is deviantART might very well be the experiential epitome of what it is to be a part of the deviantART journey. From the very first conception, through the ten thousandth practical step, alltheoriginalnames and his cadre of steadfast partners in artful curation have built a virtual sanctuary of the fantastical— Realm-of-Fantasy. Housing the largest and most significant collection of exceptional fantasy ar
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 RAGE8 months 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
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
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
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.email@example.comSEAN 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
DEADLINE EXTENDED! AngealxGenesis Contest!Sorry I have been MIA for most of the week. Work was crazy and I haven't had much time to make it on to my computer and get back to you guys. Because of this I am extending the deadline until Sunday August 17 at 11:59pm EST.DEADLINE EXTENDED! AngealxGenesis Contest!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have decided to hold a contest revolving around my OTP; since my life has been severely lacking in Angen. So, what I want from my lovely followers that enter is a fanwork based on the pairing AngealxGenesis from Final Fantasy VII.
The entry can be any variant of fanwork you choose i.e. a picture, fanfic, comic etc (you get the idea), and can include other characters from FFVII so long as it focuses around Angeal and Genesis.
-the work must focus around Angeal and Genesis
-The work must be newly created for this contest
-The work must be published to DA
-The work must be your own
-You may enter as many times as you like, but you may only win once! (gotta keep it fair XD)
Some considerations + FeatureHi my friends! I have some things to say..Some considerations + Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*** FRIENDS ***
I want to thank you all for your support. I was overwhelmed with your comments on my first painting. I am really happy you liked and gave me suggestions to get better.
I also want to thank you for supporting my latest stuff. I would like to have one style and I think i found my own. But on the other side I don't want to be boring. That's why I tried something different. I suggest you all to try because it's an amazing experience and you can learn new fresh techniques. You all know Photoshop is a big big world!
*** FRIENDS? ***
I noticed that there are a lot people that I consider 'friends' that don't comment or fave my works anymore. I know that not all of you are on dA the whole week but since I see you posting arts I imagine you're there!
This doesn't mean I want your faves but of course I would like your support. If you don't like my things you can say and help me to get bet
Artisan Craft and Copyright LawArtisan Craft and Copyright LawArtisan Craft and Copyright Law3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
As a Community Volunteer I spend a lot of time pouring through the Artisan Crafts galleries looking for art that deserves a bigger audience. I dig through every little hidden corner of the galleries looking at every type of craft, made by everyone from the most watched members to the day old newbies. And every time I do this, I have to double check it all for originality.
My time doing this had shed light on a massive problem inherent in the AC galleries: copyright violation
Now, I'm not talking about the obvious I-stole-your-picture-and-uploaded-it violations. I'm talking about something much more subtle, to the point it feels like most of the perpetrators don't actually realise they're doing it. I'm often about to give someone a DD, until I read their description and find it completely devoid of credit. Rather than getting a site-wide feature, these artists end up on my blacklist instead. It all boils dow
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 Diminished7 months 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
SOY SOY SPRING GIVEAWAY - WINNER ANNOUNCEMENTSOY SOY SPRING GIVEAWAY - WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I decided to have a giveaway.
So, what is in this give away, you ask?
A blue and yellow stuffed chick
a set of chick salt and paper shakers
Skittles, chocolate eggs, peeps, eggies
Butterfly stickers and attachments
[Bullet; Green] Floral pencils, fruit notepads, cute bandaids [Bullet; Green]
[Bullet; Red] CAT NOT INCLUDED [Bullet; Red]
HOW TO ENTER
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♥ Reblog this entry (got to spread the word somewhere) (you can do so on TUMBLR too....
♥ If you reblog and already follow me, you get THREE entries! ♥
♥ If you decide to follow me, you get one additional entry if your reb
WAR in HEAVENWAR in HEAVEN10 months 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
Y/C Dinghy Contest!Y/C Dinghy Contest!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: Contest will be closed on the 5th of July (no timezone specified)! I hope you will enter! ^^
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Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.Mass Effect References3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
Devious Journal EntryBecause I haven't written a Journal Entry in forever and recently came across this fantastic tidbit of information.Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Below here is Copy-Pasta from Evan's Tumblr.
I've had this character for over a year and he's gotten loads of art. that tag isn't even all of it. very few things in that tag, i'm personally responsible for the creation of. only two of them are commissions. some are requests.
i specifically remember talking to someone who would get jealous of the amount of art i got. she had had her account for about the same time i did, had about the same number of followers, and interacted with the same amount of people (and even the same exact people that i did). some people are gonna know exactly who i'm talking about but that's not important. what is important is: what did i do that she didn't? how do you get art?