Smaller dA thumbnail scriptWant to get rid of the absolutely horrendous recent dA update of ugly, massive, unorganized, unprofessional thumbnails that I turned off beta to escape from but IT SOMEHOW STILL FOUND ME???Smaller dA thumbnail script3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Just install this amazing new browser script written by rotane, which not only shrinks the thumbnails back to a reasonable size, but also gets rid of the awkward light-background problem for wide deviations.
THANKS rotane!!!! Please +fave and spread it around if you like it!
http://sta.sh/01su5fzrjpba LOOK HOW EVEN WORSE DEVIANTART.COM MAIN PAGE LOOKS ON A NON-PREMIUM
ProjectPorkchop Vol332:iconkatekos-art:ProjectPorkchop Vol3321 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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Forest by furide-chanDog House by furide-chan
The Mighty Boosh by Taylor-is-BlueThe Circus is in Town! by Taylor-is-Blue
A Fine Example of Moon the Loon by Taylor-is-BlueDiscovery of Life on Planet 86 by Taylor-is-Blue
Fan Art Friday: Star Wars VII The Force AwakensFan Art Friday: Star Wars VII The Force Awakens7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: STAR WARS VII The Force Awakens
Episode VII Stormtrooper v03 by juan7fernandez
It seems the Force has truly Awoken, at least it has here on DeviantArt.
It has been one week since the teaser trailer for the first of the Disney owned Star Wars movies was released. Twitter and Facebook nearly broke under the deluge of postings of the trailer and frame by frame commentary of it. Each commentator hoping to spot something everyone else had missed.
Meanwhile on the far distant planet of
CLOONAN podcastI did a very open (maybe too open on my end) podcast with Becky Cloonan over at Multiversity last week. We talk about the (so called) diminishing role of artists, the new fans you get as a writer, and our plans to write for other artists. We also talk about our "5 Year Plans" and how we each put more effort into our own stories that we do into other peoples (we think it's about 30%).CLOONAN podcast1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Nyhetsbrev 22 septHar du fått en Daily Deviation?Nyhetsbrev 22 sept9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Skicka en note till gruppen med länk
Har du något du vill dela med dig om i nyhetsbrevet?
Vilket län bor du i?
SÖKES: chatt-ansvarig(a) - deadline på söndag!
SÖKES: feature-ansvarig - deadline på söndag!
Länka på tema djur
Feature på tema löv
Kingdom of Sweden Award v. 39
[Bullet; Blue] Nya medlemmar
[Bullet; Blue] Födelsedagar
[Bullet; Blue] Födelsedagsfeature
[Bullet; Blue] KALENDARIUM
Först av allt, missa inte 'Konst runt Möckeln' som Nevaart ställer ut på till helgen så om du är i närheten ta och kika in. Det är också sista veckan som vi efterlyser feature-ansvarig och chatt-ansvarig(a) så om du är intress
CSS Generator for DA JournalsPlug in the colors and styles you want into this web form and it will spit out the exact code you need for your DA Journal. No CSS knowledge necessary!CSS Generator for DA Journals9 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
7 Days of Color7 Days of Color9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Last month, I decided that I wanted to try and create an instagram feed that looked like a RAINBOW! SO my goal was to create a painting each day that represented a different color!
Here is the sequence of colors
We used the hashtag #7daysofcolor to keep track of everyone's work!
Here are two weeks of my project
5 LevelsI've spoken as guest speaker a number of times over the years (come visit me at SCAD Atlanta in January). While I'm not the best or most patient teacher, I think my strength is my pragmatic and blunt approach to the business side of comics. In order to help the students think of a "5 YEAR PLAN" (more on that in an upcoming post), I'll often break down the different page rate levels of comic book artists as a way to help analyze the playing field of our industry. If there's a ladder to success, what's wrong with defining each rung? I imagine such a breakdown helpful for moving up in most any industry, not just comics.5 Levels4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the 5 LEVELS of comic artists as I see them--NOT based on talent but on page rates, popularity, and the prestige of the titles the artist works on. You might define them differently or have more than just 5, but I find that less-is-more when it comes to people being able to retain information.
What is the Artist Workout?Artist Workout. Just like athletes need to exercise their bodies, artists need to exercise their brains to stay 'Artistically Fit'. This group is to encourage you to maintain good art habits! I'm going to do the same so come workout with me!What is the Artist Workout?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How it works: Study and sketch things you want to improve on. Try to do one everyday. Better yet, do one in the morning and one at night! Let's see if you can stay dedicated to the Artist Workout!
Link to group --> http://artistworkout.deviantart.com/
-Commision Info --Commision Info -2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commision Status >>
I will draw :
1) Female (preferred) / Male (Original char , Anime/Game FanArt)
2) Couple (Female & Male) / ( Female & Female )
3) Fan Service (showing pantsu,bra, bikini, swimsuit)
I won't draw :
2) Hentai (R-18++)
3) Something like gundam / mecha
How to order ? :
You can send a note to me like this :
notes example :
Subject : Commision
-Commission Type : (1,2,3,4)
-Characters reference : (link)
*Short Description : ( < 500 words , about your character)
*Pose Reference: (Link)
- Canvas Size :
A4 350dpi (no charge) - 2893 x 4092 pixelsA3 350dpi = +15 USD - 4093 x 5787 pixels- Published (no charge) or Unpublished = private project (+10 USD ; i won't publish
5 Year Plan*Because I'll be teaching in about a week at SCAD, I've been thinking a lot about what to tell the students. And I wrote it out so that I could solidify it in my head. This stuff is for younger artists mostly, so feel free to skip.5 Year Plan3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I spend time with another comic artist, sometimes I'll ask, "What's your 5 year plan?" In other words, what steps is he taking in order to gain control over his career in order to move up the ladder? Usually I don't get much of an answer.
The reason I think many comic artists aren't forward-thinking has to do with the way our industry is set up. Whether by conscious design or through the neglect of its participants, younger freelancers get into a habit of complacency while hoping for a chance to suckle from the teet of a major publisher. Waiting around for a career doesn't promote the idea of freelancers taking active control of their OWN careers.
If I had to sum up the 5 Year Plan
What to put in a Children's Book Portfolio!!What to put in a Children's Book Portfolio!!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Our guest post today comes from established Children's Book Artist Donald Wu. Don is a San Francisco Bay resident with a huge portfolio of success under his arm that includes more than ten published books to date. If anyone can tell you what it takes to be successful and stay successful it's him! So please join us as Donald helps to walk you through putting together the most important tool you'll need to establish yourself and start getting work, your portfolio!
Every now and again, I get asked the question, "What should I put in my portfolio?". So, I wanted to take a moment and share some tips and suggestions you might consider when putting together an illustration portfolio. Specifically, a po
10 things to ask before you draw a Children's Book10 things to ask before you draw a Children's Book3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Artwork copyright © Wilson Williams, Jr.
With the growth in popularity of the e-book many authors are seeing a glimmer of hope and realizing that they can get their work out there without having to break into the velvet roped publishing house exclusive party. This means that you will begin to get even more solicitations from those authors looking for artists to bring visuals to their words.
If you have a website or have done any degree of online advertising of your artwork, you have probably gotten an e-mail with a similar message as the title. If not, you will at some point. It's best to be prepared now. For those who have gotten it, nine times out of ten you aren’t sure how to respond to it, what should you ask, how do you respond?
I was tired of retyping essentially the same letter over and over again. I finally saved a template of the letter I use in this situation
Titmouse 5 Second Films RecapTitmouse 5 Second Films Recap3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
NIGHT OF A HUNDRED TOONS Titmouse Screens Their 5 Second Films
At first, you see a busy thoroughfare. Cars whiz by and inclement weather prevails
A frail old woman, not even covered by a coat, considers crossing the street. The snow covers her glasses, blinding her. She wipes them off, only to find them covered again almost instantly. Just as she moves to step off the sidewalk, a handsome elderly gentleman approaches. He offers the woman his jacket, and prepares to guide her across the street. As he does so, the weather begins to clear and the traffic dissipates.
Enter Floovy. Floovy looks to be a fu
Cosplay Friday: Cowboy BebopCosplay Friday: Cowboy Bebop3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: See You Space Cowboy
The Space Age Adventures Of Cowboy Bebop
Making its debut in Japan in 1998, the cult anime series Cowboy Bebop by director Shinichirō Watanabe, set in the year 2071, tells the story of a crew of bounty hunters (aka cowboys) traveling through space in their ship, the “Bebop.” In the world of this series, the Earth has been damaged and humans have been forced to create colonies acr
Ode On A Grecian RockOde On A Grecian Rock4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Ode on a
Grecian Rock The Miscellaneous Inscriptions of Ancient People Paint a Familiar Portrait of Humanity
When old age shall this generation waste,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
Than ours, a
Critique Personality TypesI thought I'd type up something on the type of people you're likely to meet in critique groups and how to handle them. For those wondering, I am a Pit Bull Trooper.Critique Personality Types4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to add other types; I don't think I got them all.
Also, feel free to donate so I can buy another Premium Membership: http://Droemar.deviantart.com/?givepoints
The Toxic Snark
Most likely to be: Parents, self-described elitists, jerks in general
"When are you going to write for real? Why are you wasting your time writing this junk?"
Attributes: This person is inclined to hate your stuff. Without fail. They don't read what you write, or they read "real" literature. And your work is so far below what they like, you're obviously in desperate need of their opinion and correction, which is largely that you should abandon what you're working on and start writing their idea of a story. They hate mainstream, or hate a genre
Through Sulamith's EyesThrough Sulamith's Eyes3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I consider Sulamith Wülfing being one of my most beloved illustrators of all the time - ever since I found her works. What do I find especially exquisite in her pictures? The colours she used. The way she used to draw and paint hands and cloth. Generally.
Who was Sulamith Wülfing?
She was born in 1901 in Elberfeld, Rhine Province of the Kingdom of Prussia, as a child of Karl and Hedwig Wülfing. For her further existence and creativity, important was the fact that her parents were Theosophists (as wikipedia says: Theosophy refers to systems of esoteric philosophy concerning, or investigation seeking direct knowledge of, presumed mysteries of being and nature, particularly concerning the natur
The Inspired #124Welcome to The InspiredThe Inspired #1241 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Inspired is a weekly feature of deviations from around Deviant Art.
The Inspired features a wide range of Traditional and Digital art styles, photography, & Artisan crafts.
All featured deviations do not contain mature content
Artist of the Week
'For exposure' - a warning to artistsI ran into this Twitter page a few days ago. It's a collection of real comments that artists get all the time asking them to work for free, or, as these people often prefer to say, "for exposure".'For exposure' - a warning to artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
People like this are usually trying to guilt-trip artists into taking on massive projects for no pay, claiming it'll be good advertisement or that they'll get paid once the project becomes a success. The truth is, the chances of getting picked up by a major studio are extremely small. The so-called free advertisement the artist may or may not end up getting is usually not worth the effort.
Just to give you a taste of the disrespect for an artist's time and energy that some people have, here's a choice quote:
"Need Animator-I have a story that's 4 seasons long, 10 episodes each. looking for maximum quality. No pay. I will warn that I am very picky"
Does this person even realize the amount of work that goes into animation? Depending on the
Top Ten Sci Fi Weapons On FilmLet the nerd debate RAGE!Top Ten Sci Fi Weapons On Film3 years ago in Personal More Like This
10: Phased plasma rifle (in a 40 watt range) - The Terminator
Thanks to some superb camera work, editing and sound effects, the weapons seen in The Terminator's future sequences packed a gut-wrenching punch that was light years away from the pew-pew lasers of yesteryear. As he demonstrated in Aliens, James Cameron had a particular way of giving his fanciful ordnance real substance and weight, and the future he depicts in 1984's The Terminator is genuinely the stuff of nightmares. If only McG had looked to these sequences for inspiration when making Terminator Salvation, maybe he could have recaptured some of the oppressive sense of foreboding and hopelessness that James Cameron brought to his classic original. Just look at the sequence where a Terminator blasts its way into a human compound near the end of the film. The intruder's every move has a menacing sense of purpose, while the destructive power of the Plasma Rifle it carries is perfectly depi
Getting started with concept art and landscapesHi guys,Getting started with concept art and landscapes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've received a lot of notes from people who are interested in getting into concept art and/or landscapes and I always struggle to come up with advice that doesn't seem awfully confusing. I can't say I'm a veteran in this industry, but since people keep asking me and I do have experience, here's my 2 cents (PSA: by no means a comprehensive guide or the absolute truth). I am very humble when it comes to learning this stuff and I never know enough myself, but these are some of my thoughts that came up when a student sent me a note today;
My best advice is to climb to the tree from the root and accept that there's no shortcut.
Concept art is a very loose term. It can mean anything from sketching characters, enemies, vehicles and objects to doing detailed plans of level visual design or landscapes. Game concept art can also serve a lot of purposes. Most of the time the most crucial purpose of concept art is to communicate (a) game designers' idea of how a game looks
5%If you're reading this now, it means you're roughly in the 5%. Most people who go online to read about comics will end up reading previews and "top 10" lists--subjects we all, or course, enjoy. But the articles/blogs that critically analyze our industry are usually only read by two types: people in the biz whom are affected by this stuff, and the few readers who are interested in reading more than word balloons when it comes to comics.5%3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I'm not knocking people who don't care to read these articles. All readers are contributing to the industry with their buying power, and I'm thankful for them, even if they're not in the 5%. I admit, if I had a normal 9-5 job and a boss that was kicking my ass 5 days a week, I might not have the tolerance for these sorts of articles either.
That being said, I think we need more of these articles/blogs written from different points of view--more from creators especially. The 2010s will likely be r
July's TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature! And NEWS!Welcome to JULY 2013’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.July's TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature! And NEWS!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support!
A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
And a HUGE thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting your fabulous Nature Work to our Group for a long time now.
Without you, we just simply wouldn’t be here.
We were back to an ALL-MEMBERSHIP voting, as we DO believe this is the Group's Group, but once in a while, we have a few months during the year, where only the Admins. vote.
Thank you SO very much to ALL the Members (and Admins.!) who did take the time and the effort to vote!
We really do appreciate it!
Let’s continue to submit our own BEST QUALITY work, enjoy it, improve upon it, enjoy the work of others, and Nature