Useful notes on the children's book industryIn case anyone was interested, I made some (quite a lot actually!) notes at the lecture on Saturday, and have tried to write them up here. It was a really useful day, particularly Fig Taylor’s talk on how to put together a good portfolio. I know some of you already have books published, but you might find some of this interesting anyway. I’m sorry I don’t have time to write everything out beautifully and succinctly, and I may repeat myself, but hopefully most of it will make sense!Useful notes on the children's book industry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
CHRIS HAUGHTON – Author/Illustrator: http://vegetablefriedrice.com/
• When working on commercial/editorial work, you are given much stricter briefs than when working on book illustrations.
• Try to make each page in your book so exciting that people will want to turn to the next page and keep reading.
CLAUDIA BOLDT – Author/Illustrator: http://www.bluntlondon.com/work.php?id=270
• Don’t expect to get rich and famous. If you want to be an illustra
Updated FAQ I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction.Updated FAQ 8 years ago in Personal More Like This
You don't need me to email prints-permissions anymore! For prints outside of DA, please ask first. And read my FAQs for other important info.
Q: Can I make a print/t-shirt/mousepad/dartboard using your stock?
A: Yes, absolutely. You no longer need my individual permission. I have given all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all DA prints.
Once you have created an piece of art using my stock (and I don't mean just changing the tones or adding a filter) that image is YOUR original artwork. Therefore, you have the right to publish it in any format you like: as part of a magazine article, as the cover to a CD, as part of your personal website/gallery, in a book of art, on the cover of a novel, on cafepress items, promotional materials (for your artwork
Commission - Approach and Pricing GuideDo you do commission work? Do you have trouble to get customers in order to buy commissions from you? Or Are you in a dilemma to set your own "competitive" commission price?Commission - Approach and Pricing Guide1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
If your answer is "yes" to any of the above questions then you are at the right place! Today, I'll tell you (or at least give you a better idea) how to start up with your commission work and setting up the right price.
A little introduction about myself: I am a hobby-driven artist who mainly deals with CSS coding and graphics designing (now) in deviantART. As a profession I am currently employed as an online marketing professional who looks after two leading online gaming brands. I like to help people customize their pages and support them to be a better artist in deviantART.
Having given my short introduction let us first understand that why most of us face a lot of trouble to get commission work or worst, to set up the "right" price for their service.
To my surprise, in a
Video TutorialFor those who don't follow me on Tumblr (:Video Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've reordered two video tutorials in HD so you can see my settings and stuff.
How i color hair - https://vimeo.com/41581714
How i draw lips - https://vimeo.com/42314258 *i've changed the result a little after recording it*
So... yeah, in case you're interested check them out (: also if you have any question you can ask me *or my characters* on Tumblr http://ribkadory.tumblr.com/ or you can read my FAQ http://ribkadory.deviantart.com/journal/F-A-Q-283821977#comments
Hope everyone's doing great, i'm certainly am so if you're not here's a hug for you
Thank you for watching me
Gigantic Stock Feature 3Enjoy the stock featured below and perhaps find the inspiration for your next art piece. Make sure to follow each provider's TOU when using their stock.Gigantic Stock Feature 31 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Age of Steam 06 UNRESTRICTED by Elandria Cait 110 by FairieGoodMother RockStocks 11376 by RockStocks In the swamp_5 by anastasiya-landa Rocky Pond by fuguestock Gothic Girl Stock by Nerium-Oleanders Chameleon Stock by LB-digital Jewish Graveyard 19 by CD-STOCK Enchanted beauty stock 1 by A68Stock Arms and Armour stock 28 by Random-Acts-Stock Arms and Armour stock 20 by Random-Acts-Stock Scary Fish by NickiStock Jen in a Box by Lisajen-stock Big Hat 16 by Lisajen-stock bleu sheet 2 by Lisajen-stock red passion 7 by Lisajen-stock Gold 3 by Lisajen-stock More Cliff Stock 164 by The-strawberry-tree old chandelier 11 by deathofsphinx Queen of the Night 37 by Valentine-FOV-Stock Queen of the Night 33 by Valentine-FOV-StockCreek Stock 01 by Gilliann Cracks Are Bleeding by Limited-Vision-Stock Castle - Castello 4 by Sergiba Sensations 03 by EmeraldVenom-Stock Beach 1 by RiNymph-StockReaching 2 by SBG-CrewStock Lady of the Lake II by LionessOfEl Arwen Homage I by LionessOfEl Lady of the Lake III by LionessOfEl d3wd0058 - Apollo CM by d3wd Dark fairy 5 by Lisajen-stock Fairytale 033 by Taversia Fairytale 016 by Taversia NIK_3619 by NikNikonov A-Stock: Sitting by anencefali-stock Fawn Stock image1 by daftopia Fox stock by daftopia Fawn Stock 2 by daftopia Deer stock by ha-rat-kiri :thumb4046
Precut Stock Providers who Name their SourcesEven if most of the precut stock providers are sincere, and only use their own resources... they don't often tell it! So, it is very hard to know who makes abusive precut stock pictures or not.Precut Stock Providers who Name their Sources1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to encourage every stock provider to name his sources (even if they are his own).
You'll find here the precut stock providers I found who always name their sources, as you can see they are not very numerous. I hope that every photomapulators will find it useful and that many other precut stock providers will join the move.
I'm sad to see that many of the best precut stock providers I know and who offer they own stock didn't take the time to TELL IT! So, alas, they will not be selected in this list. I hope they'll do in the future and the list will grow.
ANDREW DAVID 1970
Inspiring stocksI've meant to post this much earlier, but I've been having trouble with my very first client since I started my business. Because of this, I haven't had much time to post anything on deviantArt lately. So here it is, at last : my selection of wonderful stocks that I hope you will find as inspiring as I did ! Enjoy !Inspiring stocks11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Lormet-Masks-0758sml by Lormet-Images Offical Word UNRESTRICTED by Elandria DSC06520 Mad Hatter's Hat 4 by wintersmagicstock Antique Bottle - 1890 - Kickapoo Sagwa - 1 by ElaineSeleneStock
On the lookout by S0n0ra Running: Stock Photo by rainylake :thumb404563277: :thumb402907492: House Sparrow 4 by EdgedFeather
Model Stock - Some of my favorites IIBack to some more Stock Provider Features! Here is another favorite..Model Stock - Some of my favorites II1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Todays feature is :iconladyxboleyn:
TONS of GORGEOUS stock. Seriously, I would be extremely surprised if you haven't seen any of her stuff but figured sense I seem to use it a lot I would throw her some love for providing such awesome stuff for us to use!
Todays feature is :iconMariaAmanda:
She has TONS of gorgeous stock images. Professional and high quality with a lot of styles to choose from. She offers beautiful gothic inspired stock images for you to use. Stop by and check her out if you haven't yet. (Though I would be very surprised if you haven't)
Todays feature is :iconmeetmeatthelake2nite:
She offers tons of gorgeous stock for our manipulation needs. A wide range of stock mainly set with a darker mood..definitely worth checking out, you'll love them!
Today's feature is - :iconelandria:
She has TONS of amazing stock and is constantly adding to her great collection. She offers a wide range of themes with gorgeo
The unseen stock - FebruaryI promised to make a monthly stock feature, and here is the first oneThe unseen stock - February2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will try to give you a collection of mostly stock that has not so many favourites so you can discover new great stock artists and resources!
Hope you enjoy!
Waiting by Elisa-ErianDaenerys Stock 2 by MikkiCrossCCNordic Warrior #2 by Liancary-StockTeira 17 by TasastockNinfa by Kato-FantasyViviane 13 by Kuoma-stock
Ghost IV Stock by SusanaDS-StocksMasquerade 4 by kirileeUnder The Ivy 09 by LadyxBoleynPirate Stock 10 by MelHeflinsnow elf #6 by Liancary-Stock
Begonia 7 by PirateLotus-StockNature nymph stock by Kato-Fantasydaniela andrea stock 13 by ayumidany14
Lacko castle, hallway by RavensLanefactory ruins 270 by gestandene:thumb347352784:
:thumb349542035::thumb352293226:Foggy Forest 30 by NessaPalmerStockCleaning My Bathroom STOCK 01 by DiamonEyes
0001 by RockStocksSky stock 52 by Muse-of-StockMountain 299 - vertiginous path on the top by Momotte2stocks
Untitled by feainne-stockStock0702132 by Solanaceae85Marco Island Beach Evening 6 by Lauren-LeeCape Nelson 4 by FallowpenStock
Rolling Waves at Sunset by WhimseystockMontain-stock streamy by streamy-stockMist2 by DavidofArbelaStockMultnomah Falls 3 by destinysWalrus
Stock - Light Snow Fall in Fintry by SimplyBackgroundsSTOCK Coolangatta Beach 126 by fillyroxZauberwald XIII by mimose-stock
The Unseen Stock - June (ll)ModelThe Unseen Stock - June (ll)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Fantasy Stock - Touch by Danika-Stock Day after Tomorrow 9 by mizzd-stock
Captain Anazalia 13 by PirateLotus-Stock Sci-fi Geisha 44 by kirilee Stock 106 by Agnes-z-Garbledville free stock photo by ElectricSorceress
Norway6 by Dracona666STOCK Hollow Tree 1 Stock by OTBWriter
:thumb376618044: Black Sky by Teri-NF Dead Beach Wood (3) by melesmeles-faber
Infrared Stock - 2013 - 30 by ElaineSeleneStockStormy Beach by CelticStrm-Stock (18) by CelticStrm-StockNature - stock by IceBirna Desert City by FaeryQuieneStock
Red Rock Canyon by LilacTearIcy Road 001 - HB593200 by hb593200 Winter Path Stock by nikkidoodlesx3
Mountain Stock 3 by xTaylor-MadexTwins by hotroxy777 Loch Lomond by hotroxy777 Evening on the lake by Korolevatumana
Snowy Beach 7 by editingninja :thumb377730198: grasslands national park 10 by xxsimplicity-stock
Enlighted Meadow 8 by SelvaStock floating rocks 3 by chasmdeep Waterfall (14) by kayosa-stock May Tree by wintersmagicstock Lindisfarne by Anellstock
Basilique Saint-Nicolas 01 by Jules171HARRY POTTER studio sets tour , dyagon alley by Sceptre63 Ruins by PyroStock
Haarzuilens2 by Poulus1967 RockStocks 6745 by RockStocks Westwood 20 by LadyxBoleyn RockStocks 6719 by RockStocks
.Cellarium by Shaykola Castle Towers by AelDunadan Desert City 5 - Arch by FaeryQuieneStock Port Fairy Lighthouse by hb593200
Haarzuilens by Poulus1967:t
Nature squares featureNature squares feature 2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Vicia cracca by StargazerLZ flows in you. by simoendli
treasure. by simoendli .: falling down :. by biszkopciik p u r p u r e a by poppy412
sunrays flowers 2 by StargazerLZ fleur by girlmarvel easiness by vitzy
Look from above.. by Bojkovski 0996 by topinka Flowers Of Paradise by Onceuponatime13
::Hidden Passion:: by onixa Searching for a new world by Healzo lily by nakedlady
Day 42 - Little flower by EliseEnchanted As time goes by by cloduy
Student HandbookDECIDING ON A SUBJECTStudent Handbook3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First thing you need to do is decide what art media would you like to learn. At the moment, we have five departments:
So choose the one you want to learn for the semester and don't forget to include this in the subject of your application when you do so.
YOU and YOUR SENSEI
As a student, you are assigned your own mentor and will learn from him/her for the entire semester.
Here are two posts that we recommend you read regarding this matter:
Teacher/Student Time Management
Terms of joining.
HOMEWORK and FINALS
Your teacher is entitled to give you homework whenever he/she feels that it is necessary. By agreeing to join the group, you have committed to the project and must complete these assignments and turn them in to your
The Resource Roundup #2The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
The smell of love by Grosojecorroded landscape by awjayPaper Pack 3 by dieratlight texture by Insan-StockAcrylic Gold Paint Swirl Stock by Enchantedgal-StockLocal Texture: Three by One by Beyond-OdditiesSun comes up-texture by iNeedChemicalXGlitter Bokeh by FallOutGirl9001TEXTURES 7 by Inthename-Stock
Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplayPen Tool Tutorial by Popo-LiciousCopic markers tutorial by mary-dreamsDreamy Photo Effect Tutorial by Planet37How To: Constructive Crits by RipfangDragonPhotoshop Animation Tutorial by detransRealism Tutorial - Esp::Eng by Calaymo3ds Max Planet Tutorial by hoevelkampIce tutorial by NakubiScarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet
Indian Summer - My first LR preset by DorottyaSLR preset: Purple Nature -free by kakiii2 Universal .RAW presets .LR3. by ABipolarTeddyBear:th
dA love for everyone! #82dA love for everyone! #821 year ago in Art Features More Like This
As the title suggests, this news article’s goal is to spread the dA love into everyone’s heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!
Interviewed artist: escume :iconescume:
Tell us what defines you as a person.
I’m just somebody who has an unhealthy obsession with drawing fanciful portraits.
How did you find out about deviantART and why did you join the community?
I’ve been lurking around deviantART for a long, long time. I’m not really sure what it was that brought me here, but I would
Site Update: December 10, 2011A little while ago, we released the first Sta.sh Updates article. The response was amazing.Site Update: December 10, 20113 years ago in Personal More Like This
We've fixed some of the issues you brought up last time, but there's still plenty to do. We've also been working on a lot of details that didn't come up in the feedback. It's a big list, so get ready!
Sta.sh now supports keyboard shortcuts! Hit up, down, left, right, and hit the Delete/Backspace key to remove any selected items. Hold the Shift key as you move around with the arrow-keys to select a bunch of files at once! - Added by kouiskas
We've brought back the full word "Comments" instead of using the small speech bubble icon on the Journals in deviantART's footer, and the journals in the Journal Portal, making it a little easier on our newer community members - Added by kemayo
Katie - Innocent and Expressive Nudes - StockHere's a great new set of images from Katie who is about as pretty and innocent looking as they come. Elegant and sweet poses and some great expressions ranging from joy and laughter to sad little pouts. If you're looking for a reference image for a fairy or princess or other "Disney-esque" character - you've found some great ones here.Katie - Innocent and Expressive Nudes - Stock10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Elite Elect #85"The Elite Elect #85"The Elite Elect #857 months ago in Personal More Like This
Gatto Gotico BN by OliverJules The Dying Ways - still kicking by fuxs
sensual by chillione Long way by 9dZign without a word by chillione
On a foggy day by torobala Lust by Firebloom shadows theater - The lantern by bwiti
1489 by adimymsg Snowstorm in Norway by sh-fotodesign 1487 by adimymsg
border... by PlutonII Bycycle by CeNiNiCe
NO U Turn by ZiaulKareem summer afternoon walk by torobala Bench-0225 by ggrranpa
Cricket field by TheWyvernGuyLife between the Exit signs by DRIVINGYOU Image 1043 by Mag1cMushroom
you light the way by michellis13 Memory of Beautiful Summer Days by wchild
tuesday collection - 2013.07.09tuesday collection - 2013.07.091 year ago in Art Features More Like This
hologram of soulmates by PsycheAnamnesis
Ela floral by xcosettex
Fantasy by absentii vague story lines by PsycheAnamnesis
selfportrait :3 by xChristina27x
possession of the trembling flesh by PsycheAnamnesis Olesea by NataliaCiobanu
And despite the weather, still she climbed. by ellylucas
Leaving... by ooOIndreOoo camera obscura by PsycheAnamnesis
A stranger by BenoitPaille
deviated heartlines by PsycheAnamnesis
Nintendo Characters Reimagined Through FigurinesNintendo Characters Reimagined Through Figurines5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Donald Kennedy of Kody Koala is an artist based in El Paso, Texas. He has been creating custom toys and figures for almost 7 years. Below are some of his creations.
"I came in like a chain chomp!"
Zombie Luigi vs Mario by kodykoaalPrincess Peach Zombie by kodykoaal
Princess Peach's Lair by kodykoaalZombie Hunter Toadette Figure by kodykoaal
Zombie Gameboy Color by kodykoaal
Kodykoala's Kirby Eats Mario by kodykoaal
Mario Christmas Tree Figure by kodykoaalToad House Christmas Figure by kodykoaal
Bowser's Battle Suit by kodykoaal
Super Mario's Gun by kodykoaal
Cyborg Donkey Kong by kodykoaal
Rockem Sockem Robots Megaman Edition by kodykoaal
Why Not Learn a New Art Form This Holiday......Nearly a year ago I started juggling and I started by just throwing things about in my garden but as I improved I understood the benefits and what it is all about. Before I explain why people should do it, first I want to express my aim, to teach 100 people to juggle 3 balls. Here is some motivation of my after 10 months http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNK2zH6ekNMWhy Not Learn a New Art Form This Holiday......1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So why should you juggle (you are probably thinking)?
It improves focus, determination, brain activity, dedication and relieves stress.
It is great for fitness and can burn up to about 600 calories an hour and helps to build muscle in the later stages.
It increases hand eye coordination so will help in other sports.
but most importantly, it is really good fun and can be done anywhere and anytime.
You have plenty time on your hands as it is the holidays.
So how should you start?
I can make tutorials but there is no point as there are so many great ones out there, "to get started, just search on youtube "how to juggle" and
Calm NothingCalm Nothing7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Morning Mourning I by touch-the-flame
blind times by esmahanozkan Angel of Grief by ak-fotos fading away by MaryaS
Pathway by DerekToye
Untitled by invisigoth88 the door of time by pauljavor Protege-moi by IoaSan
Su Schu by Hart-Worx
Beware The Beast Is Black by SHEOG0RATH Rose, ambrotype by Edward-Jekyll Terpsichore by apalkin
maranatha by Inextremiss Winter Dancer II by lostknightkg Time Forgotten by AngelaNorthen
The Shores Of A Dream by Philomena-Famulok :thumb434066507: communion* by AlicjaRodzik
Inlight by BDmitry
time must have a stop by LostOneself .My Black Faith. by Azenoire Past tense by lostknightkg
A dream within a dream by Linlith
.Regress. by Azenoire And where we are nowhere to be by ZewarPhotography .New Dawn Fades. by Azenoire
...125... by MozolewskiMichal
Last days by invisigoth88 Winter by Amalus :thumb433407631:
Largamente by apalkin
The monastery by tuminka .nb. by dasTOK Macroscope II by partiallyHere
... by deadendsoul
Artificial Landscapes - II by partiallyHere
It's Free Premium Membership Day!Welcome, one and all, to Free Premium Membership Day! Today, we're giving every deviantART member an all-access Premium Membership pass!It's Free Premium Membership Day!3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Here's the deal!
Your username's symbol might look the same, but your account has been granted all the privileges of a Premium Member! Think of the day as an open house -- stop by, grab a cookie, and check out the features and goodies your Premium Membership has to offer.
For today only -- from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time on January 19th -- all deviants can enjoy:
Browse through the Installable Journal Skins category to pick your favorite JournalSKINS. (Any journal published today that includes a JournalSKIN will keep its fancy design long after Premium Membership Day is over -- until it is edited.)
BestOfAnimeGirls 1st contest! 1200 points to win! CONTEST FINISHED thank you for submitting!BestOfAnimeGirls 1st contest! 1200 points to win!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello dear members!
We are finally having our first contest! The theme will be "Group Mascot". We are asking you to design a mascot that will represent what this group is all about! Cute anime girls! Also, if you could think of a cute name for her that would be great! (but dont worry if you cant! )
Here are some of the things we are looking for in a mascot; these are just some ideas, so don't let your design be restricted by us!
She must be FEMALE. This is a group for anime female art after all!:iconilavplz:
Just like our members, she is an artist who is still experimenting with ideas and testing
Stock return.I will return to update my stock. There are pictures posted several years ago (which girl and was crazy! ><!)Stock return.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be uploading new photos, (which I have made, since I have no camera as you know).
My stock is made for everyone to enjoy, always respecting all interested.
If you use, credit me and comment on the photo link.
Thanks you and see you soon ♥♥♥