TalentPlease artists, take a time and read it.Talent1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of people is been asking me recently about what I do to create, how I developed my work, if I have any formal study in arts, or if it's only "talent". Oh, talent, that damn word. I don't disregard talent at all, but what I really think is that's a complete waste of time for us as artists to underestimate the value of HARD WORK. Talent is a given, Hard work is coachable, and that's all. Simple math. Here's an excerpt of text that says it all:
"Talent is, in common parlance, 'what comes easily'. So, sooner or later, inevitably, you reach a point where the work doesn't come easily, and, -Aha!, it's just what you feared.
Wrong. By definition, whatever you have is exactly what you need to produce your best work. There's probably no clearer waste of psychic energy than worrying about how much talent you have- And probably no worry more common.
Talent, if it is anything, is a gift, and nothing of the artist's own making.
Monthly Musings .1Monthly Musings: Edition .1Monthly Musings .12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Themed art features. to support the art featured here.
I eagerly accept themes. Or art.
I hope you enjoy it.
Space~ Let's all appreciate the pure vastness of this universe.
Agol by samio85
Luminosity II by pipper-SVK
Tale of Bright Heart by Isvoc
Talus Mining Station by makepeaceart
Surrounded by MiroJohannes
platform div parts textured by Ixopyxos
Space scene W1 by evilriOKAZ
down the mountain road. by magicaldiva
Space, The final frontier by NITROVIOUS
your being is a lie by amelyshato
The Departure by andiihsandi
Lumina Mort by Dark-Sapphire-Lotus
Some Spacey journal skins
Please go and give this art some love.
Have a wonderful
daze - Romaji Lyrics (Mekakucity Actors)Konkuriito ga yuraidadaze - Romaji Lyrics (Mekakucity Actors)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Kasumi kusumu, kimi no miteru yume
Tenpureeto wo nazotta
Shiranai mama no nichijou
Hai tenpo na atendansu
Kienai tarinai ochikonda mirai
Saishuu wan ga kitatte
Ienai kimi wa nakisou
Hora, me wo tojite
Maigo nara issho
Kaerimichi mo nai deshou?
Tsugi hai deta himitsu ni negau
Mirai wa heibon
Saa, te wo narase
Zero de mawatta kanchigai wo kyou mo atsumete
Kimi mo mata, mugamu chuu?
Todoku made sakende
Kanau made agaite
Sono te wo tsukamu made
Kono ondo wa wasurenai
Kokoro wo kesanaide
Hitori de nakanaide
`Kodoku' nara nurikae reru
Omoidashite yo iitakatta koto
Ankouru ga hibiita Meguri meguru
machi no naka wo yuke
Sutandaado wo kowashite
Asebanda te wo tsunagou
Bureiku out(Break out) to sutando aapu (stand up)
Nerenai yamenai gyakushuu no kehai
Saishuu-bi ga kitatte
Kienai kotoba sagasou
Hora-te wo dashite aeta no wa kitto
Omoichigai ja nai deshou?
Kageboushi no mani mani
Ureu sekai wa zanzou
Adventure Contest! Win up to 1000 points!Participants: Bare in mind that the contest ends tonight (11:59:59 (PT), September 12)!!! Don't miss your chance to submit your entry! Good luck everyone!Adventure Contest! Win up to 1000 points!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello everyone! My student visa has been issued which means that there are no more doubts about me going abroad as an exchange student next semester UK, I'll be there soon! So, in light of these epic news, I've decided to create an event related to what I'm going through right now hahaha Hence, the creation of this "Adventure" contest!
Here's all the info you need to know
The theme is "ADVENTURE"
All art mediums are welcome (photography, animation, digital & traditional art, literature, you name it ^^). I'll judge accordi
Manga Studio Walkthrough: Part 3- Wavy Text- TextWavy text, speech bubbles, custom speech bubbles, outlined text. TEXT GALORE! Yes this one is covering Text 8D I always see that someone uses photoshop for wavy text even though manga studio can do it or they use photoshop for that white outline but in manga studio it's a matter of a click of a button I will show you how.Manga Studio Walkthrough: Part 3- Wavy Text- Text3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I will show you also how to auto screentone speech bubbles for that dark foreboding feeling.
Click on the text tool, it's the icon that looks like the letter A. Click on your art work in the panel area you wish to use text. The properties panel will appear as above. Where I have pointed out in red, tick for out line. Change the number up or down for the thickness of the white outline.
Tick and adjust the other options for other effects. Now for the speech bubble click where I marked in red the tab called Dialogue Balloon Settings.
Click generate Dialogue Balloon and a new window will appear
Poker Card Design Contest and Raffle *DUE JAN 3rd*TWO DAYS LEFT!! Get your final entries in!Poker Card Design Contest and Raffle *DUE JAN 3rd*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i all! I'm really looking forward to seeing what comes from this project as I have already put a lot of work into it and have become quite attached. My friend, Iain, and I have decided to travel for a year together. We both have always wanted to but have never had the opportunity for various reasons, but we've decided that there is no time like the present! We have begun designing products to sell in order to fund our year-long adventure starting in England (where Iain lives), traveling all through Europe, sailing across the Mediterranean, and traveling southeast through India, China, Japan and finally New Zealand. One of our fund raising endeavors is to create a deck of playing cards to sell throughout our travels and via our online store. We imagine a deck that is both unique and stylized, featuring a variety of artists with a range of styles and a common theme of world travel and global commun
A little thank you.A little thank you.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Oh gosh, Thank you for all the lovely messages this month! its a little overwhelming.
You sure know how to make a girl feel good. Much love right back at you.
I'll write a better journal shortly with a detailed life update, so much has happened this year.
Also can someone computer code literate help me out and tell me how to add a scroll box within a journal?
I'll leave you with a bird
Manga Studio EX 4 Walk Through Part 1Image Heavy! So if you have an old or slow PC this tutorial may not be for you. It may cause lag or a crash. Just so you know.Manga Studio EX 4 Walk Through Part 13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This tutorial set will cover text and how to do comic style wavy text with a white outline. Panels dones with the panel ruler so when you draw in the panel nothing goes outside said panel without the need for selection tool. Screentones, custom tones and other ways to tone. Inking if I get far enough. And 3D materials for setting up scenes.
FIRST STEP: MAKE YOUR DPI 1200!!! You can change those at any point using layers alone! I'll elaborate more later.
In the below image. Hide beginners mode. Open the Navigation window, Colour, Layers and Tool Options in the Window Tab.
Where I have marked red go to the tab called Rulers. Left click and the option shown will appear. Choose Panel Ruler Layer.
In the image below, use the two tools pointed to, to cut and adjust your panels.
nifty stuff for sale \(owo)Hallooo!!! ( ⊙ω⊙)ノnifty stuff for sale \(owo)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
My friend Kahira recently got a magical machine that can make iPhone/iPad cases and mousepads and more. She's been making some of my art into really cool stuff! ( ˘//////˘ ) like this:
If you might be interested in something, please take a look at her shop here: Bloomiville on Etsy
She can do totally custom orders! So if there's a drawing of mine you'd like that isn't listed in the store, feel free to message me [which image, what product type] and I'll see if my file is hi-res enough for it (°ω°)b
I don't have a lot of recent art on dA but you can see a lot of newer HxH/Haikyuu/Magi/Kagepro fanarts on
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 44BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 44BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 442 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the feature of my deviantARTSupporters group.
But not that ordinary feature...
I decided to show you only BEST works.
Which means: technically perfect, interesting or just original.
:iconlovesplz: TRADITIONAL ART :iconlovesplz:
Howling wind by KlokworksReef by RerinKin:th
+Splash of colors... feature 2+Feature+Splash of colors... feature 2+1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
As I promised yesterday, here's the feature (which I didn't make for far too long )
I featured some amazing character and environment pieces by great artists all around dA. If you like these works, then fav them... and you can also fav this article and help these artists, so they can get more attention. Thank you and I hope you enjoy this feature
Almiraj adv (process) by kir-tat
Frozen Hometown by flaviobolla
300 Max by LASAHIDONight City by jordangrimmer
Papillon Kotetsu by chesterocampo
Alleyne The punisher Regular by chrisnfy85
Manga Studio Walkthrough: Part 2- 3DNot to be attempted if you have less than 2GB ram or your pc WILL crash. It's hard to run on the minimum requirements but it is possible.Manga Studio Walkthrough: Part 2- 3D3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Carring on from yesterdays tutorial with panelling.
In the panel you intend to use for you building or 3D object use the tool shown in the red square. Options will appear though I hid mine for now to show you what the 3D plane looks like. When you select the tool click and drag to the borders of your panel.
Now the properties panel will open for what you wish to put in this area. This can range from guns to motor bikes to housing and city scapes. The best part however is that you can build your OWN 3D objects to place in here. I'm going to show you how to arrange in perspective, change to line art only or line art and toning. Before I go on this is for any trolls:
I am not endorsing cutting corners or showing how to be lazy. Manga studio allows you to be a one artist team. This is go
"So, how do you color?"+other questionsI've been getting quite a few questions lately, so I figured it would be easier to group them together."So, how do you color?"+other questions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'd just like to point out that I am by no means a professional, nor do I have any sort of formal training in art; so if you come across something that makes you go "Hey that's not what I was taught!!! ", you are most likely right. I just like to draw, that's all.
- I use Photoshop for filters and animating and Paint Tool SAI for everything else.
- I use mainly a single layer for coloring. I use plenty of layers for the sketch though..
- I use SAI's default brushes for painting. I occasionally tweak the brush shape and blending according to what I'm trying to paint at the time.
Questions regarding coloring:
Huge chunk of text ahead. TL;DR at the bottom.
"So, how do you color?"
"Can you make a tutorial on how you color?"
These are probably the most common questions I get, and they are the only two I don't know how to answer properly.
HEAVY METAL - DeviantART issueOkay... We played a little last year about doing a collaboration between Heavy Metal and DeviantART. We got some guys on the back covers, we got a few articles in the mag, but we need to step up the game a little.HEAVY METAL - DeviantART issue1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It is so hard to get your work published these days and thank god Kevin
Eastman understands that. So having put together some special issues of
Heavy Metal recently I pitched Kevin on forgetting the idea of a few
DeviantART pin-ups or a gallery...
Instead we'll do an entire issue of Heavy Metal from the DeviantART community. Yup, 100 pages of dA goodness wrapped in slick glossy paper. We're going to aim for an issue as soon as possible next year. The page rates are $75 per page (all in including lettering), yes it is really low and that
Feature for donorsFeaturesFeature for donors3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And here you can find features for all our donors, who donated points, commissions, llamas, features... anything... for our newest contest Paint my OC. If you want to donate something too, then check "SPECIAL DONORS & DONATING" section below. Thank you (If you donated something and you can't see yourself here, then tell us, so we can fix that )
P.S.... just a quick info. We decided that anyone who'll favourite the contest journal (it's gonna be submitted tomorrow), will one random lucky person get points (400 ) and 10 other random selected people will get huge features in our journal
:iconYephire: :iconLozaB: :iconsketchingbarefoot: :iconkatiecatapillar: :iconFionaCanaj: :iconashesonfire: :iconTsukiStrife11: :iconjuuwe: :icondarkmorgainelefay: :iconblacky91: :iconBlossomcuty: :iconAndorien: :iconAltonaix: :iconTwarda8: :iconAndaelentari: :ic
Tsubasa no Sei Art Contest extensions due tomorrowThose who asked for extensions, please be mindful that your deadline is 11:59pm Pacific Time tomorrow! There are still a few of you who haven't sent me your final pieces. ;w;Tsubasa no Sei Art Contest extensions due tomorrow2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Reminder, 1 Nov 13: Please, please, please! If you enter my contest, I need to be able to save/download the image you send me! It doesn't have to be publicly viewable on dA; you can use st.ash or even email it to me if you prefer! Thank you!
Update, 26 Aug 13: I got a really good reference for Bowen, now; if you were wanting to draw Elaine with him in his "human" form, this is perfect: http://madhatterkyoko.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=183897859
He changes outfits, but he usually wears cool clothes like those. And he does change his hair style. He can have it in spikes or slicked back or like in that reference image. He's not the type to stick to any one thing for long (except for Elaine). ;o
Update, 03 Aug 13: I just want to make it clear that
KagePro Icons (free to use) new come Thanks for the 200+ fAVESKagePro Icons (free to use) new come1 year ago in Personal More Like This
SO Here IS Some Kagepro ICon That I HUNT..
The World's Major Cities... DestroyedWhat would the world's cities look like after the apocalypse? Belgian digital artist Jonas De Ro paints his vision of the end of the world.The World's Major Cities... Destroyed1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New York City, New York, United States
Hong Kong, China
View Jonas De Ro's Full Gallery
Magic of WATERCOLORS #6:iconflyingheartsplz:Magic of WATERCOLORS #62 years ago in Art Features More Like This
-:Born from Fire:- by CarolineSuominenMy Personal Winter-Wonderland by alicelevene
Sidewalk in Charleston by Built4ever
horror croped by cocoshit
Venezia Colorful by yelouSwimming Frog by mellisea
Florales by Calicot-ZCSing by Kait-KuroiI will show you love by Kait-Kuroi
-:Ganesh:- by CarolineSuominenTime has come by Kait-Kuroi
: scabra : by Natasha011Dragon by EnvenHB005 by KoValery
Royal by ShadeofShinonCommission: Henna Fairy by SeraphimFeathers
Poison by CleoniqueThe smell of storm by akira008Strawberry swing by Leona-Raint
Thank You!Thank you guys so much for the deviousness award! But it's really not just this award, thank you all for the support through out the years.Thank You!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I can honestly say that I grew up with this community and everyone here has taught me so much, and not just about art, but also on how to be a person. When I first got this account at the age of 12, I could have never imagined how much it has shaped my life and career. It sounds cliche but I probably wouldn't have became an artist if it hadn't been for everyone here on deviantART. Through all of the ups and downs in life, the community has always been the support and inspiration that kept me going.
I hope to give back as much as everyone has given me. I will continue to create more comics, tutorials and art in the future. I will never stop, and I have you all to thank for that.
So truly, thank you!
How I did Noctis... work in progressTutorialHow I did Noctis... work in progress2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This time I'm gonna show you how I drew my newest drawing Noctis Lucis Caelum (you can see him below). Well, it's half 3D render and digital painting (when you see tutorial you'll get it). I used ZBrush and I modeled him there... I never used ANY (I really mean any) 3D program before, so when I found that I was like in 7 heaven
Noctis Lucis Caelum by tincek-marincek
So, I learned to use that program while I was modeling Noctis...literary. Hmm...maybe that's why I needed 10 hours in that program... anyway... tutorial and work in progress stuff (and much more) you can see on our official site tincek-marincek.com under Blog here. I hope you like it
light inspieredlight inspiered1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Autumn walk pt.X. by realityDream Follow the Path by IndigoSummerr
The Rail goes ever on... by Celem Autumn Kaleidoscope by tourofnature -Charming present- by Janek-Sedlar
Kirnitzsch by TobiasRichter The Clarity of Autumn by tourofnature Unknown Germany pt. XXXVI by TheChosenPesssimist
-Moravian lines- by Janek-Sedlar San Francisco, unseen night by alierturk -Moravian fields III- by Janek-Sedlar
Reinefjorden Rainbow by Dave-Derbis Spring by MindShelves :thumb399973891:
Alpine Firmament by davidrichterphoto Small by Nelleke Autumn morning by Aphantopus
Blue Ice by KennethSolfjeld Discoverer by uberfischer Colossus by Inebriantia
Nordlys by steinliland The Horseman by tihomirmladenov Aurora Borealis by porbital
Assiniboine Sunset by Dani-Lefrancois Guardians of the Ice Temple by matthieu-parmentier Giants in Winter by FlorentCourty
The Mytic North - Pt. XI by TheChosenPesssimist La Billaude by matthieu-parmentier Muuratjoki by m-eralp
Silent Whispers by Nelleke Maerchenwald by RobinHalioua Light and Dark by erynlasgalenphotoart
:thumb400621531: :thumb405929956: Elder Souls by FlorentCourty
:thumb412162189: Reha nera thunderstorm RN10 after sunset wallpaper by LemnosExplorer Reflected by m-eralp
Behemoth Stranded by uberfischer Winter is Coming by cprmay Iceberg Beach by porbital
Sunlight and Storm by cprmay Puerto Natural by nahojsennah Hell on Earth - Long exposure by matthieu-parmentier
@YukoRabbitJapanese artist YukoRabbit's beautiful artwork is both passionate and incredibly detailed. With strong lines, forced perspective, and captivating characters, it's hard not to look twice at each of her digital paintings. She's able to draw you into the intricate lives of her attractive adolescent muses with her intriguing concepts. With a strong sense of movement, her work seems to dance around the page entangling both the viewer and the subject.@YukoRabbit1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Rabbits are Here
Adolescent Divine Lust:
Murasaki iro no Kuoria:
Lucky Star PlzKonata IzumiLucky Star Plz3 years ago in Personal More Like This