Trying to Improve?Are you trying to improve?Trying to Improve?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Looking for new ways to improve?
Just to IMPROVE?
There's one thing that people always repeat(I'm not trying to offend anybody) is that when they watch another artist who's art is very good, they either think, "I won't be able to be that good" and feel like they will never improve.
Sad thing, but true.
Only a few people think about improving to get to the same level as their favorite artist.
BUT! There's always room for improvement! ;D
Well, then. I'm not so sure if this is helpful or not and if you will learn something new or not, but, continue on, please. c:
Ever heard of 'practice makes perfect'? I know some people out there practice until they hands feel dead(not literally) but don't give up! Like I said, there's always room for improvement! c: And it doesn't matter if you waste paper. Paper can always be recycled. If you think you're wasting paper, try finding old envelopes and doodle on them!
Don't give up! EVER! Be strong and
a week full of stock Ia week full of stock I2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Frozen Spring by Burtn Swedish winter 3 by TwiggXstock Whiter Shades Of Gray 31 RESTRICTED by Elandria stock railroad tracks by SandieBlair Lake 71 - mountain's lake by Momotte2stocks
Butterfly 2 by FuryTigresse Anhinga Stock by Cassy-Blue Cassie 9 by ravenofthenight
So you want to do requests?A basic guide to taking and making requestsSo you want to do requests?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Just like when taking commissions, requests also require a bit if organizing. And I hope that in this article I'll be able to help answer a couple of questions regarding requests.
Previous article: "So you want to do commissions?"
If you find the article informative, please it.
First things first
If you're reading this article, you're probably thinking of opening up requests. Whether it is to improve your art, or to have some samples ready to move on to commissions: various people take requests for various reasons. Just take a gander through the Projects-forum and you'll see just how many there are.
Just like with commissions, it's important you decide what you'll be taking requests for. And whatever your choice or reason, be prepared for a lot of people to find their way to your page
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
Lit: Characters and SettingsGallery Descriptions MonthLit: Characters and Settings7 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Have you ever wandered through the Literature Gallery here on dA and wondered what the Characters & Settings sub category was for? Then ask no more. It should almost be obvious what goes in here, but let's play dumb for a minute.
The Characters & Settings gallery is NOT for your prose, poetry or scripts. Finished stories or poems don't belong here. They belong in their own categories. Here, we should find character information. Well what is character information:
Characters Sheets. Any character sheet that you've completed for your character(s) and would like to share. Blank sheets should be submitted to the Resources & Stocks > Tutorials > Writing gallery.Character Profiles or Biographies. You wrote a short description or history for your character but it won't be included in the final cut of your story.
Aeirmid's DD Guidelines v.3 - Sept 2014OverviewAeirmid's DD Guidelines v.3 - Sept 20147 months ago in Personal More Like This
Daily Deviations (DDs) are a way for the Community Volunteer team and deviantART Staff members to share art that is outstanding and stands apart from the gallery. We aim to showcase stellar art, and an artist can receive one DD every six months. DDs are not prizes to be won or awards to be given; they are simply daily features. For more information about DDs, be sure to review :faq61:
I can accept DD suggestions for the following galleries and only the following galleries:
Digital Art > Mixed MediaDigital Art > Drawings and Paintings
Special requirements for Mixed Media
Here are my specific guidelines for photomanipulations and mixed media work:
All stock and resources must be credited. See :faq217:All stock must be legitimate. No Google searches, etc. See :faq157:
Suggestions? Yes, plz! Here are the guidelines:
Send me a NOTE with the subject "DD Suggestion."Incl
Some thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.I commission art a lot. I've commissioned from many different artists all over the world. And after several years here are a few on my own personal thoughts on commissionsSome thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. List you prices.
- Whether its flat rates or by the hour, artists that commissions should list their rates. Most the time the old saying "If you have to ask, it probably costs to much." really comes into play here. I'm so much more likely to commission someone where I can gauge my budget. I myself am a single income family of five. That means I have a budget. A budget means I shop around. So that means when I am comparing artists if I know what I can spend with one and not the other, I'm more likely to go with the one I know I can budget.
2. List your customers.
- It is so much easier for a person to know where they stand when you have them listed.
2½. Update your customers.
- Most artists have an idea how long something is going to take. Now it's understandable that the idea isn't always acc
Forum Features #51 - December: Christmas!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of deviantART's beloved forumers!Forum Features #51 - December: Christmas!3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art.
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and feature them in the next news article.
The best thing is that being an active member of the forums is the only requirement!
Featured Forumer of the Month
PE: Telling Stories with your ArtStorytelling and art were good friends for thousands of years until they had a fight and split in the late 19th century. Paintings that told stories often followed old academic traditions and were rejected by modernist artists. In some ways, the old traditions could be limiting and did not allow free creativity. Because of this, storytelling, or “narrative” was knocked off it’s pedestal in fine art and though most ideas and movements of the past 50 years in art have come full circle, we still have a tenuous relationship with telling stories in our artwork. Concept has become incredibly important in fine art. I have nothing against concept art, in fact a lot of my own work is very concept driven, but I believe that narrative is not being given its due.PE: Telling Stories with your Art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Once regarded as “lowbrow” comics and illustration are gaining respect in high art. Yet, beyond the “art world” images that tell stories are quickly becoming more relevant than even written word.
random ass feature 13!I was about to make a Friday the 13th joke and realized it's not Friday anymore, and it wasn't the 13th anyway >random ass feature 13!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commission Info ( Commissions closed)For now I only offer these two types (you recieve a LARGE high res jpg or png..much larger than what is posted on Deviantart):Commission Info ( Commissions closed)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
3/4 character with simple background ~ $250
2 characters with simple background ~ $350
I can also add in a more complicated background depending on the context of the picture. Example:
Details or extra cost can be discussed in private note.
I can do full length characters as well, I feel 3/4 is the best to see whats going on, but I have no problem with drawing head to toe pics.
* Very detailed props/weapons add +$20
*other very time-consuming details s
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRAHere's some of the most amazing and invaluable advice you'll most-likely ever get from one of my good colleagues and legends in comics/gaming, creator JOE MADUREIRA. It's what i've been preaching to you aspiring artists since i arrived on DA, but i think his POV says it perfectly:TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*WARNING: SOME MATURE LANGUAGE*
"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST?
Or a successful WORKING PROFESSIONAL?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I'm not usually a soapbox type guy, I don't like instructing people, and I think I'm a terrible teacher. But hey, it's Friday and I'm in a strange mood. So here goes:
I've noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: "Where should I go to school?" "What classes should I take?" "What should I study for anatomy?" "What pencils and paper do you use?" "Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?" "How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?" "When
Art TradesI have friends here that I've known for years. We all do. I think we all wish that we could be closer to our da friends, too. We're from around the world, but we know each other better than people we know in real life. We want to bridge the gap, but a lot of us feel more comfortable having internet friends rather than scary real life people!Art Trades2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The best way I've found to do that is through art trades!
I traded for by giuanne.
Traditional art makes for the best trades because they leave you with something tangible. You can touch the art, and feel the work and emotion that the other person poured into their work. It's easy to imagine them putting brush to canvas or pen to paper.
offermoord traded for byBat13SJx
Traders have the chance to get to know fellow deviants better and to feel closer to them. This is especially true when your trading partner is one of your good friends.When you receive your part of the trade, you'll have a physic
Nickelodeon's changing job requirements...Looks like Nickelodeon is easing up on their usual policy of 3-5 years experience needed for storyboarding jobs. I know that always frustrates new artists trying to get in to the field. A new job post separates the requirements into "Basic Quaifications" (which I assume means that they're required) and "Desired qualifications" (Which sounds to me like its preferred, but not a deal-breaker). Now they desire only 1 year of experience, but they add: "and/or training on a similar show; or equivalent combination of education and experience." The bottom line is that studios just want someone good and reliable, but they don't want to swim through an ocean of amateurish portfolios from people that are clearly not prepared for the job.Nickelodeon's changing job requirements...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
see http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MTVNETWORKS&cws=1&rid=6392 and http://nickanimationstudio.com/jobs/current-openings/
rockettreverie's Tips for N00bs on Getting NoticedI too was once were you are - a n00b to the site, hoping for people to see my art, getting excited when a deviation of mine would get more than 10 views and ~gasp ~ maybe even a fav!rockettreverie's Tips for N00bs on Getting Noticed5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Through much trial and error, I have found some handy tips that might help you out as well.
~ Groups ~
"But rockett, I'm already in groups!" you might be saying. Most likely you have joined maybe 5 or 7 groups with names like "ALL ART ACCEPTED" or "Kawaii World" with over 10,000. Big group do have a lot of people, but more often than not, your art will get buried under all the other submissions. When people have too many messages in their inbox, they tend to mass delete without looking at everything. Find some specialized groups for what you draw. Do you draw cute little chibis? Find some chibi groups. Do you do watercolor landscapes? Find groups for watercolor artists and other groups for landscapes.
Tutorials and techniquesQuite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.Tutorials and techniques4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
7 Days of Color7 Days of Color6 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
Make a Wish (How to Guide)Santa's Message to all Previous, Current, and Potential Wish Makers:Make a Wish (How to Guide)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to the family! DeviantArt offers many ways to support other artists. But there are times in life, where you just want that new game that came out! Or, you need to get that regulator in your car fixed so you can go to work and survive, or maybe you have always wanted that special edition Gibson! It could even be as simple as you are broke and need art supplies! No wish is too small or great to be dismissed.
The question is, what could make your life really better right now?
The next question you ask yourself is, how can my friends help me obtain it?
-Accept Money Orders?
When considering these options, you need to stay smart about information you pass along the internet. If at all possible when using money orders, use a PO box to receive it. Also be smart, do you really need to give out your phone number? Most likely not. Use Abbreviations - K. Jornic, etc..
FEATURE - TUTORIALSFEATURE - TUTORIALS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
They are very good tutorials, help a great deal for those who want to learn new techniques, especially how to paint details in Photomanipulations.
Skin Color Swatches by DeviantNep empire city process by TylerEdlinArt
Writing An Artist's StatementCommunity WeekWriting An Artist's Statement1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
An artist's statement is simply the artist's written description of their own work. It is a verbal representation of the work that the artist does and it is meant to help the viewer glean understanding of it. It aims to inform and connect the viewer with the art. Often gallery owners and teachers will ask for an artist's statement, and it's possible you'll even want to put one up on your website. In any case, you'll most likely need to write one.
Seems easy, right?
Not so much.
Writing an artist's statement can be quite tricky! It can be very difficult to put what you do and why down on paper without it sounding either convoluted or over simplified. In either case, the audience might have trouble understanding the statement.
Example: "The apotropaic quality of the conjoining lines are juxtaposed against the atramentous backdrop in a way such as to give definition to not only the achromatic benevolence of the lines themselves, but to the crepuscular middle ground, with
COMMISSIONS - OPENOPENCOMMISSIONS - OPEN4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
- Cleaning of impurities and imperfections.
- Custom Photo montages.
- Deleting people or objects.
- Retouching and color changes, both hair and clothes.
- Book Covers.
- Compilation of photos with sound included.
- Design of flyers, posters, websites, logos, cards, etc..
Book Cover Art
Tell me the argument and your Idea or I will look for the resources and present the basic idea if you don't have one in particular.
Using only high quality photos.
Send me a note with your request and to my email the photo you want me to edited or the link to it. Specify colors you want, shape, theme and what you want me to express in it. Please send large photos.
After the payment is done, i'll send it full size to your email. For commercial use the prize will be more but will see a
500 points Giveaway!!Hello everyoneeee!! How are you doing?? Omg it's been a few months since I last wrote a journal I've been swamped by university between final exams and reports to hand in! I was supposed to be done with it all by today but alas I still have a few reports overdue that I have to hand in tomorrow... I am completely stressed out!500 points Giveaway!!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
But not all of it was bad in this first month of the year...! On January 1st the incredibly sweet Gwendolyn12 gave me my 4th Daily Deviation on the piece that I hold the closest to my heart:
. . . I will wait for you . . .
:iconcryforeverplz: :iconcryforeverplz: :iconcryforeverplz: :iconcryforeverplz: I seriously had no words to describe just HOW MUCH BLISS it brought to my tiny heart ;___; I made this piece well over a year ago and I still think it's the best one in my gallery. People tell me my pieces can convey feelings to them but this is the only piece in my gallery that can actually make ME cry..
Copying artwork then selling it for profitnote: Please, if you're going to debate, be courteous and have basic manners, and not turn this into a typical internet argument.Copying artwork then selling it for profit2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'll probably delete this if this blows up badly, since I just want to iterate this one thing; so please, be courteous.
I didn't think I needed to address this at all, actually, but here we are. Please also note, I'm not here to debate with you (edit: Unless you have read all of this very carefully and not just skimmed it like some of you debaters are doing). If you think that it's okay to copy or redraw and then sell the copied art, that's great, please take it up in your own journal or maybe even the forums; i'm sure you'll find a lot of people to debate with there . There's been drama a'brewin' somewhere, don't bring it here, because my issue isn't with the artist in question anymore (for the most part...), but rather with the fans (some who are decent artists themselves so i'm more baffled about that) who think tha
How to get a (manga) publisherHi everyone,How to get a (manga) publisher1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've been busily putting together some videos after getting some advice from you all, and I'm slowly learning~
Today I uploaded a new one, but since it's in english and also talks about a question I get asked here a lot, I thought I'd share it with you.
I apologise for the slightly off audio, I swear it was all fine in my editing software. ; _ ; Originally it was also filmed in HD, but that didn't quite work out either...oh well.
(Still learning. Maybe next time)
Anyhow, enjoy! Hope it's useful info for some of you. :>