Stylization and Avoiding Being an Art AssholeStumbled on an "anatomy blog" showcasing breakdowns of [mostly] bad art to highlight how broken their anatomy is. Which is fine, it can be a great learning tool and exercise, but finding obviously stylized work by master character designers getting shat on by amateur artists is...frustrating**.Stylization and Avoiding Being an Art Asshole3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Designs like these come from a shape-based theory of character design where anatomy doesn't matter as much as mood and implication. It's part of a design language stretching back to studios like Bauhaus and UPA.
If you're looking at something designed like Kim Possible* and going "HAHA THIS WORK IS SHIT LOOK THEIR HIPS ARE TOO LOW THAT'S NOT HOW PEOPLE ARE BUILT!" you are missing the point. THOSE designers aren't going for verisimilitude. Fidelty wasn't the point. The point is matching the feel of a character and making them match their world.
(*not the show the critique was aimed at, but the design they were ripping on was by Step
Rise of The Guardians trailer! Live!Exclusively on ITunes for the moment, will update with YouTube link when availableRise of The Guardians trailer! Live!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Updating with YouTube Link
BLACK DYNAMITE BEHIND-THE-SCENES ANIMATION: BEN LIHey guys, if you're fans of the Black Dynamite Pilot, here's a treat for you. :iconguts-n-effort: Ben Li, one of the animators for the pilot who is a phenomenal animator and all around great guy & regular at Titmouse inc upped some of his small, rough action sections from the pilot. All done in flash.BLACK DYNAMITE BEHIND-THE-SCENES ANIMATION: BEN LI4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Enjoy and make sure you say hello! He's an amazing talent!
*Go to TITMOUSE INc Website http://www.titmouse.net for info on when the show premieres *
A making film of 'The Legend of Korra'Kudos to all the artists who participated in this amazing show!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS6DJ93drmw&featurelayer_embedded#!A making film of 'The Legend of Korra'3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Urgent! Need Help With Exposure on YouTube!I need $20....I need it so I can make a $100. Let me explain:Urgent! Need Help With Exposure on YouTube!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently, YouTube made me a partner or something. That means certain videos I upload there will make money for me with ads.
Not as much as Blip, or TGWTG...but that's because I don't have much of a precence on YouTube right now, especially since I got locked out on my old account. I still haven't heard from anyone about that...
Youtube is fun that way...for example, they have no problem hosting my "Top 11 Simpsons Halloween Special" but when I tried to upload my review on "Lindsey Neagle", that earned my a Copyright strike. What does that mean...well it means that for the next 6 months... Yes, 6 Months!...I can't upload any new videos that are over 15 minutes, which excludes a lot of my best new stuff, Most of which I don't want to break up, because they just barely go over 15 minutes.
And to make matters worse...there's a deadline...if you don't make a $100 dollars by the end of each month,
WTF is this plz?!This is a journal to explain why this account is run the way it is. If you are here it's for one of two reasons:WTF is this plz?!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) you clicked on the "Why?" link beside my Critique Not Desired - bullet point #4 covers that. There is more information in my FAQ (from where you also may have come)
2) you left some ignorant or rude comment on one of my stock images and I didn't feel like dealing with it (again) so I gave you this link to help soothe your suffering.
For my watchers and other nice people who just happened to stumble here: Hi! Thanks for watching, visiting, using the stock! You guys are the reason I make stock and the reason I keep posting stock even though some people really just Do. Not. Get. It.
For those who are confused or scared, let me run it down for you:
The images in this account are posted into the Stock & Resources section of deviantART. By the site's own definition, this is sec
Possible New Ceratopsian from MontanaHope there's a paper published on this soon. I normally wouldn't post without a paper/name, but this the completeness of this fossil is pretty cool. Lots of stories on the web concerning this find.http://www.usnews.com/news/science/news/articles/2015/09/17/colorado-team-says-possible-new-dinosaur-found-in-montanaPossible New Ceratopsian from Montana2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Story Link: http://www.usnews.com/news/science/news/articles/2015/09/17/colorado-team-says-possible-new-dinosaur-found-in-montana
I did it!I am finally done withI did it!1 week ago in Personal More Like This
everything I wanted to
do two years ago!
Site Update: Adjustment Tools in deviantART muroIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Adjustment Tools in deviantART muro3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Image Adjustments and Cropping in deviantART muro
Last week, we launched a new set of tools for Muro to Beta Testers, and thanks to the efforts of the Beta Testers in reporting bugs, and mudimba's quick work fixing those bugs, we are launching these tools to everyone!
The new "Adjust" panel allows you to adjust a variety of color settings, including contrast, tint, and color temperature. These changes can be applied to an individual layer or the whole image, giving you an even broader means of creating dynamic works of art!
Introducing the Holiday 2012 Apparel Collection!Welcome, deviantARTGear Watchers & MORE!Introducing the Holiday 2012 Apparel Collection!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New to the deviantART T-Shirts & Gear team, we'd like to introduce Forest Stearns ($draweverywhere), Art Director of deviantART Brands. Forest is excited to offer you an insider preview today and share how our brand new Holiday 2012 Collection (which launches this week!) evolved from concept to reality.
Read about the creation of It's Art. Click here to see the process journal.
Hello, my friends!
I'm excited to tell you about a huge project we’ve been working on that's finally going to see the light of day (or your computer screens) this week! For the first time, de
Rip open your skull and publish into your brainLook, let's just get this out of the way once and for all...Rip open your skull and publish into your brain1 year ago in Personal More Like This
WE ALL LOVE PRINT!
I mean - we REALLY REALLY REALLY love print!
Nobody - NO-BO-DY! - wants to kill print. Not Madefire, not deviantART, not any other digital art, comic or literature provider. That isn't the point of digital at all! That conversation should be forced to stand in a corner with a dunce hat on, because it really is THAT dumb and isn't worth our time. Don't look at it. Don't talk to it. And definitely don't feel sorry for it! It's a trolling meme and doesn't have a worthy or generous thought in it's very small brainpan. It's an evil little turd with a mean spirit and no imagination.
And don't feed it either!
Let's rip open our skulls and publish directly into our brains shall we? Let's stream story-forms to our liminal cortex and mainline creativity! Let's unlearn everything we thought we knew about words, pictures, motion, sound, and the mediums we know so well, bec
Site Update: Commenting on CollectionsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Commenting on Collections1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Submit page did not specify that keywords had been changed to tags. Fixed by kemayo
Copying and pasting rich text into the tags entry box on the Submit page did not work. Fixed by szlosek
Pasting space-separated text into the tags entry box on the Submit page would not create a tag per word. Fixed by szlosek
Typing a @ in the middle of a word would erroneously load the username autocomplete menu. Fixed by trezoid
When in Chat, clicking on a link would open that link in the already open window, rather than opening it in a new window or tab. Fixed by trezoid
Comments left on a Group
COMMISSION INFOcommissions are currently CLOSEDCOMMISSION INFO4 years ago in Personal More Like This
BY SENDING ME A COMMISSION INQUIRY YOU ACCEPT THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN OUT OVER A MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE FOLLOWING RULES AND GUIDELINES
pokemon, digimons, anime/game/cartoon fanart, original characters
***Note about original characters: I will not make an OC that doesn't belong to the commissioner unless the owner of the OC messages me giving their consent.***
Will not make
Robots, overly complicated characters, gravity defying plushies, Homestuck characters, Disney characters, anatomically correct plushies
-All prices are now in CANADIAN DOLLAR (CAD)
-Prices do not include shipping fees.
-prices are for plushies made out of minky with machine embroidered details unless stated otherwise
-Price quotes are valid for 3 months
-PLEASE NOTE OR EMAIL ME FOR A PRICE QUOTE, I WILL NOT DISCUSS SPECIFIC PRICING IN COMMENTS ON PLUSHIES OR
How to Commission an ArtistI've been commissioning artists for a little over two years now, starting with site money on GaiaOnline and moving to dA from there. One thing that's hard for me to ignore is the number of artists who are concerned about being scammed, either because they've gone through that experience before or because the stories and warnings of it happening all the time proliferate. Commissioners have their own concerns about being scammed by artists. The simple fact of the matter is that it happens.How to Commission an Artist6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
However, I think a good portion of the problem is that many people who want to commission an artist have no experience doing so, and it's not as easy to find instructions on it as, say, how to draw anime eyes. That's why I'm making this guide.
It should be noted that while I mention commissioning through other websites now and then, this is meant as to general guide, and all of the examples are from deviantart.com. Also, this does not
Germany x Male!Baby!ReaderHere's another installment of my Male!Baby!Reader stories! Sorry for the wait, I just haven't been getting many ideas.Germany x Male!Baby!Reader11 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Disclaimer: I own nothing but this story.
... Blonde hair and blue eyes.
"What's the matter, mein sohn(my son)?" Germany said as he rocked you. You slowly calmed down and looked up at Germany curiously.
Germany smiled as he walked out of your room and into the living room. Nobody else knew he had adopted you yet, because nobody he knew could keep a secret.
Germany groaned thinking about how his brother was going to react to this. You heard his groan and giggled at it. He smiled at your innocent giggling.
He lifted you up above his head and made you giggle even more. "Vati loves you very much, (M/n)." Germany said smiling at you. He was so busy with you he didn't notice his brother in the doorway having heard what he had just said.
Germany froze when he heard his brother's laugh. "Aw, I didn't know you were a Vati, bruder(brother)." Pru
The Floor is Open - Update and SummaryUpdate:The Floor is Open - Update and Summary4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I enjoyed this conversation with you guys a whole lot. It gave me an opportunity to say a lot of stuff I've been meaning to. If you stumble into this post from July 2015, it contains a nice snapshot of where the communities politics were at, and what insights I had to provide for members.
Thank you guys for being civil, and feel free to link people to these answers:
DA and Mobile Traffic - A Direct Response About the DA Website
DA and Mobile Traffic - A Detailed Dive
The Profile Widgets - What can you tell me about their future?
DDs - Updates to come
DDs - What happened to the footer?
Suggest name and Win 500 PointsWe are going to change the username "mrfarts" , we loved it really very much but we lost few big projects because of the silly name they told. SO we are going to get a few more silly names and letting you decide which is the best.Suggest name and Win 500 Points5 months ago in Personal More Like This
How to win?
1) Just do the poll here http://mrfarts.deviantart.com/journal/poll/5312628/
2) Comment Here " We are Artists, We stay United"
3) Favorite this journal
4) Thats all, lucky winner will get 500 points easy
Note: We have some pending works like selecting the winner of contest, giving out points for sharing the artists, dont think we forgot that, we will do it soon, just busy making things better. thats all
Good luck Love you all <3
Smiley Plz #2 Smiley Plz // Page : 1 2 3Smiley Plz #24 years ago in Personal More Like This
Top Ten Greatest Fight MoviesThis was a hard list to make and I think it might be very off in spots but still, they're all good flicks. Add yours and broaden our dewy young minds.Top Ten Greatest Fight Movies4 years ago in Personal More Like This
And the links should work this time.
10. Gladiator (2000) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI1ylg4GKv8&feature=fvsr
Gladiator is a bare bones type of fight film. It takes you back to one of the earliest examples of fighting as a sport. A cruel sport, but still a sport. Russell Crowe gave an Oscar winning performance as an army general turned slave who fights to avenge the death of his wife and son. Although the best part about this scene is Joaquin Phoenix's tongue. Where did that thing come from?
9. 300 (2006) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCfdyroV7kc
Speaking of old school fighting. 300 is a live action war film adapted from the Frank Miller graphic novel of the same name. It features a lot of stylized action sequences but plenty of gore. In the film a group of 300 Spartans go up against several armies m
Special Thanks and Other News!:iconblueflowerplz:Special Thank You Feature:iconblueflowerplz:Special Thanks and Other News!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A HUGE Thank You to our Special VOTERS, both Members and Admins., alike, here at Unframed-Nature who voted on The TOP SUBMISSIONS of UNFRAMED-NATURE for the Months of:
January, February, and April!
[See Below, for March!]
It is our philosophy that this is the Group’s Group, and so this particular Monthly Activity is open to ALL Members.
Simply Watch for the Group Blog about it on the last or first day of each month.
It is truly a wonderful and loyal commitment to our Group, to take time out each month to look through our beautiful folders, and choose works for our monthly Top Submissions, and believe me, I KNOW it is not easy... given the extreme talent we have here.
Not to mention, it takes time to do this, and we are ALL very busy.
And given that we are a large group, we DO need
Official devMEET in ParisI attended the official devMEET in Paris at the Mecano bar. Had a really great time meeting my long-time friends Anoya, itsfrits and namenotrequired. I met a bunch of other people I knew more or less, including staff and other attendees. It's also kind of unique that I actually got photographed with a lot of them thing I never really do.Official devMEET in Paris3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here follows some photo-documentation on who was there and doing what!
the cute and cuddly ikazon
ikazon being amazing
Couple of the day: itsfrits and haldron
The deviantART and Sta.sh APIsWe've launched a set of APIs for deviantART and sta.sh, some of which were previously available but yet to be documented in a central place.The deviantART and Sta.sh APIs4 years ago in Personal More Like This
What can be done with these APIs?
Embed artwork from deviantART on your website or app, get feeds of quality art based on any keyword, submit any content to sta.sh for instant sharing.
The API calls we've made available are deliberately simple but open many doors. For example, we provide the ability to update a sta.sh item that has already been submitted through to the API. That opens the possibility of creating a live link between your app's instance of the artwork and the version we host. It makes it even possible to create live deviations that are updated automatically: http://fav.me/d4aeapg This is the kind of possibility one might not consider at first glance when reading the specification.
THE BIG-ASS LEAGUE POSTOCT 101 Journal is hereTHE BIG-ASS LEAGUE POST4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey kids, if you're sick of shittily run, biased-as-hell, no-fun-at-all, dramallamadingdong in your OCT life, might I suggest these better options?
These are all Leagues, which are different from OCTs. Leagues stay open forever, they don't have joining deadlines, and you can challenge whomever, whenever, and can enter as many characters as you want (usually). A good League will encourage self-improvement, will be well run, have an involved community, and occasionally runs their own OCTS.
(An OCT is an "Original Comic Tournament", in which you audition with a character you created. If chosen, you are paired off against artists who also made the cut and will draw comics depicting your character competing against the other artist's character. The two comics get judged, and both artists get feedback and advice on their work. The winner moves onto the next round, the loser leaves. A good OCT w
Front-face, CitizenIntroduce yourself here!Front-face, Citizen1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What got you into the Dredd Universe?
Any favourite stories/movies?
If anyone would like a synopsis of the comic so far, please see this article http://mentalfloss.com/article/56737/everything-you-need-get-back-judge-dredd-comics
And this synopsis by the wealth of Judge Dredd knowledge, jonbluestone http://comments.deviantart.com/1/462600191/3553772613
If anyone is looking for a place to purchase the comics, it's on the official site. Most are available in digital format (cheaper, too!). The 'Complete Case Files' are reprints of the older comics. http://shop.2000adonline.com/