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Strap on your goggles, Riddick fans! Director David Twohy reviewed each of the 25 amazing semi-finalist entries into the Riddick: Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest, and after careful consideration, he's chosen three bounty hunters to win tons of cash and prizes! "You're not afraid of the dark, are you?"
Cosplay and Con Tips-TermsCosplay and Con Tips-Terms5 years ago in Other More Like This
1. Bring water to cons. Things can get pretty expensive at anime cons.
2. Have an e-mail you can give out at cons. This is handy if you take pictures and people want copies, or the other way around.
3. Expect people to want pictures while you are cosplaying and have some poses ready in mind.
4. Bring a small sewing repair kit while cosplaying. You can get them at some dollar stores.
5. Going to your first con? Go to the vendors hall right off the bat if you can. Items go fast.
6. Have a meeting place to find your friends. It can get very busy at cons and near imposable to find people.
7. Afraid of having to go to a con alone? Most cons have forums where people come up with a place to meet. If your con does not have a meeting place, don't be afraid to start your own!
8. When you are at a con, reellaaxxx. There even the most stuck up business person can feel like they are in recess again.
9. Make sure you make your cosplay the best you can.
DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)You may have heard...DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)1 year ago in Other More Like This
From the most novice to the most accomplished, dA is home to artists of all types and skills. This mish-mash of talent, experience, knowledge, and eagerness to learn creates a beautiful opportunity for mentorships between those who are learning and those who are willing to lend their time and patience to a burgeoning new artist or writer. But forming those relationships can be daunting for those looking for help and unfulfilling for those offering that help.
This is the first of a two part article series that aims to address a few key points of miscommunication that seem to be common between those willing to offer critique and constructive commentary and those seeking feedback. You may have heard that the critique community on deviantART "sucks" or "doesn't exist", but I'll humbly beg to disagree. I've been an activ
Tutorial- How to Take CommissionsPlease do not copy, repost, or solicit this information without linking back to original sourceTutorial- How to Take Commissions3 years ago in Other More Like This
Download the full 22 minute audio lecture on the right for only 100da points
Judging your talent level
Have a realistic idea of your talent level
-Poll your audience for outsider opinion
-Don't be too hard on yourself
Find your niche
Specialize in something
Where to start
-study the market
-start lower than the competition, but don't undersell yourself (more on that below)
-offer beginner perks
How to price
-(most common) Level of Completion: Sketch, Inks, Flat colors, Shaded
-Types of shading: Simple cel shaded, digital painted, monotone shading, etc
-Styles: Chibi, Realistic, Cartoony, Anthro
-Portions: Bust, Full body, Waist and up, face
Break down your prices to give people affordable commissions without sacrificing the variety of what you produce
-Consider making additional charges for:
A Beginners Guide to Your Stock and That of OthersI like stock images. I like making them and I like using them. One important thing about using stock is having the right amount of rules. Too many and it becomes a pointless resource, too few and your work could be used for something you’d never want. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to come up with your own rules and how to follow those of others. This tutorial is really meant for people who are new to the stock and manip world, but might still be helpful to those with only a little knowledge of it.A Beginners Guide to Your Stock and That of Others5 months ago in Other More Like This
Part 1: Following the rules and avoiding pissing people off
Intro: You open your inbox one day to see a new comment on your first manip, from the creator of an image you used, and instantly you're filled with dread. They politely confront you, even complimenting your piece, about their stock. They kindly ask you to remove the stock, not take down whole image, but their photo due to a violation of their rules. Panicked, instead of just cropping out the small detail that
NaNoWriMo Resources Write or DieNaNoWriMo Resources4 years ago in Writing More Like This
There are tons of activities for National Novel Writing Month but the most important is that pesky writing thing. To help with that you can use an online application like Write or Die to do some solo speed writing. You set the time and/or word count you'd like to reach and then select your consequence settings. During the time you must continually type or you will receive a negative consequence.
Write or Die really does put the prod in productivity with multiple consequence settings and a timer.
Track your progress! This will help you see how far you've come and how much you still need to accomplish. It's a great way to procrastinate too! There are loads of fancy and simple ones on the internet if you run a quick Google search.
I found this one on deviantART: NaNoWriMo 20