Fan Art Contest WINNER!!!!let me start by saying thank you to all of you for the amazing amount of support and enthusiasm for my otto and victoria fan art contest. there were over 200 entries ranging from line art to sculpture, photography to balloon art! i am honored, inspired and incredibly moved by the body of work. my job to pick just one winner was incredibly difficult. i thought long and hard about each piece and i am thrilled to announce the winner here:Fan Art Contest WINNER!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
congratulations to http://komorinight.deviantart.com/ on being the grand prize winner of the contest. they will be receiving a signed limited edition copy of my book including a hand drawn sketch! I chose this piece because of it's charm and story. it captures otto and victoria's friendship and i love the illustrative quality of the artist's unique style. the warm tone and rich color palette set the stage for a very heart warming scene.
now because there was soooooo much great art i have decided to showcas
Otto and Victoria Cosplay Contest!Otto and Victoria Cosplay Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Following the conclusion of the recent Otto and Victoria Fan Art Contest,
I am happy to announce the next contest here on DeviantArt.
Now's your chance to break out your sewing kits and green wigs
and show off your own Octo-Victorian aesthetic!
Entries will be judged on their outfit, styling and storytelling.
You can be creative with your favorite scene or come up with
your own concept. This is not a photographic challenge however
any extra effort gone toward creating the final image
will be celebrated. Most importantly, HAVE FUN.
this is an all inclusive challenge where creativity wins out.
All photo submissions must be uploaded to the OtttoandVictoriaFans group by
(make sure to add #ottoandvictoria and #briankesinger to the keywords fields
when submitting your photo)
Honorable mention- Signed 2014 Otto and Victoria calendar
Fan Art Contest Going strong!wow! we are less than two weeks in and already there are so many great entries into the otto and victoria fan art contest. i am so honored but the response and it will be so hard to pick only one winner. here are just a few of the many wonderful submissions.Fan Art Contest Going strong!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Octovictorian Flower Picking by ~Nescatii
Love at First Sightby ~Sunhuntress
Otto and Victoria's First Balloon Rideby ~Zephyr-Aryn
Otto and Victoria Cosplay Winners!!!!wow! thank you to all the amazing cosplayers who entered this contest. i am blown away by the level of craftsmanship and enthusiasm. i had the hard task of picking three winners, you all deserve recognition for your efforts and i encourage you to take a few moments and enjoy all the entries and add the artisans to your watch list.Otto and Victoria Cosplay Winners!!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And the winners are......
had to give a shout out for this entry that featured a human otto cosplay! plus it was his first time cosplaying so he gets points for being a good boyfriend. victoria looks lovely and i love the presentation as well!
my new book is available for pre-order!hey everyone! i'm super excited to announce that my new book, TRAVELING WITH YOUR OCTOPUS is available for pre-order here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/207280396/traveling-with-your-octopus-special?my new book is available for pre-order!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
everyone that pre-orders will receive the special edition version which is signed and detailed with decorative metallic corners.
here is a brief description of the book which is published by baby tattoo books
A lavishly illustrated Victorian era travelogue chronicling the international journeys of Octo-Victorian globetrotters Victoria Prismall and her pet land octopus Otto, this scenic follow-up to Brian Kesinger's instant classic Walking Your Octopus is sure to delight all manner of world adventurers. Thirty panoramic, full-page illustrations showcase Victoria and Otto as they explore destinations in Scotland, France, Holland, Spain, Austria, Romania, Italy, Russia, China, Japan,
Coloring Contest!Coloring Contest!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
to celebrate the debut of my first coloring book, "coloring with your octopus" published by baby tattoo books i am hosting a contest here on deviant art. the grand prize is a signed copy of my coloring book with an original hand colored image by me inside! the rules are simple: just download any of these hires images, (you can either print them out or color them digitally) when you are done, upload your work and be sure to add the tags, #briankesinger and #ottoandvictoria. please do not remove any of the text or copyright information from the page and most importantly have fun. to give people a fair chance, there will be three age group categories and a winner from each category age 3-12, age 13-17 and 18+
the deadline for entries is august 18th, i can't wait to see what you all come up with!
Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian EtiquetteWatch depthRADIUSOtto and Victoria, Octovictorian Etiquette2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recent
My Image - Your Story - ContestFirst Fanfiction ContestMy Image - Your Story - Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The rules are easy:
Pick a picture from below, write a fanfiction about it, use the picture as preview and submit it to this group: :iconbksfanfictioncontest: (no fear, you don't have to join the group to submit)
You can write a story for only one of 'em, but of course if you feel like it you can write a story for every single one. (But nobody can win two prices at a time!)
Also you can write whatever you want and as long as you want. No limitations.
You can submit Action, Angst, Drama, Family, Friendship, Horror, Humor, Hurt, Comfort, Parody, Romance, Smut, Tragedy, That kinky stuff etc.
And ignore everything I wrote maybe in the description of the pictures (can't be much). I want what you think!
What would be a contest without prices?
So you can win that what I can do best: Drawings!
1st: You can request whatever you want and you will get it in full color and how you want it. ;D
The Secret Drawing IngredientIf you're an artist of any kind it's extremely important to hone your craft and technical abilities. After all, the better you draw and the better you are at mastering the drawing tools you use - the easier it is to convey your unique message for public consumption.The Secret Drawing Ingredient1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But how important is technical ability, really? Obviously, it's very important. Understanding anatomy, light and shadow and perspective are key to solid drawing. It's important to always be improving in those departments. It's also very important to master the tools you use to draw with. Learning to render or color professionally can only increase your appeal to both fans and other professionals.
But what about developing artistic appeal on a much deeper level?
It's not just about finding a pleasing style. Anyone can do that with enough practice. You can always choose a popular artist and emulate his or her style. The blueprint is right there. But why d
Dave Elliott, An Authentic CitizenWatch depthRADIUSDave Elliott, An Authentic Citizen1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A New Wind Lifts Storytelling
First imagined as a bedtime tale for his son by Kenneth Grahame in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has remained in the top twenty children’s stories ever since. But things have been getting weird out in the Willows, as the new comic on deviantART, Weirding Willows, will attest to.
Badger, Mole, Ratty and Mr. Toad are back… but they’re joined by Alice, Frankenstein’s Monster, Mowgli, The White Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny as they defend the world from the Wicked Witch of the West, Doctor Moreau, the Mad Hatter, Mister Hyde and the Queen of Hearts (not to mention the flying nightmare monkeys from Wizard of Oz.)
The new direction tak
Fan Art Contest! UPDATE WITH FAQFan Art Contest! UPDATE WITH FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
hi everyone! to show my appreciation for all the love here on deviant art i am holding an otto an victoria fan art contest. the grand prize will be a signed limited edition of my book with an original drawing included! submissions must be done by july 17th! that gives you a month. be creative and have fun! please tag "otto and victoria" and "brian kesinger" and make sure your your piece is appropriate for all ages!
i created a group here called OttoAndVictoriaFans http://ottoandvictoriafans.deviantart.com/ when you finish your entry feel free to submit it to that group so that all the entries can be in one place!
also i wanted to reiterate that all artistic media is welcome from sketching to sculpture, hand drawn to cg. thanks again and let me know if you have any other questions! thank you!
An Aereoscopic Adventure!An Aereoscopic Adventure!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
i have always been a huge fan of art books. in fact i would say that 99 percent of my bookshelves are filled with art books ranging from animation to fashion design and everything visual in between. it was partly why i am so excited to have produced my own book, Walking Your Octopus. one of my goals with this project was to create an art book that was also an art object and this vision guided every aspect of the book's production. as we all know ebooks are becoming more and more popular and i struggled with how my book which was a celebration of all things analog might fit into the digital space. fortunately my very creative friend eric, had the solution...Aereoscope.
my friend Eric Daniels works with
+Splash of Colors feature+Feature+Splash of Colors feature+2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And I'm back for the feature... oh my, I wasn't here for almost 2 weeks Sorry cuz of that, but I have to make ton of stuff for college, so I probably won't be here that much in next upcoming weeks. So I hope you can also wait for my new stuff which I draw (a little slowly...I paused process cuz of school ).
But I also have great news for you. One of my newest drawings which I still draw, I record. So soon you'll be able to see on our YouTube account whole process how I draw my paintings. From sketch till finished piece. But I guess I'll have to post it in few parts (cuz I already draw it more than 14 hours and I just started ).
And here is the feature. 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
Getty, Liberation of Masterpieces as Open ContentGetty, Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
J. Paul Getty - The Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content
The J. Paul Getty Museum has initiated an Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible.
A first sharing of 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection, including many masterworks, has just been made available and all are free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose.
In a brilliant stroke, the Getty Museum has liberated one of the top collections of art in the world not just for access but for use. The museum is literally “beaming up” the great works in its collection as living resour
this is my favorite video i ever diddon't know why, it is just weird seeing myself making a page layout XD even i have to admit my methods are a bit oddthis is my favorite video i ever did9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Odyssey Propulsion 4Artists, Writers, Poets. Through artistry and words command and focus this intense narrative for the final two chapters of our story to be published next year. Best selling author CliveBarker will continue to guide us through the final passages and incredible visuals as we head toward the end of our story. Join the Collaboration!Odyssey Propulsion 42 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Is Paul’s final scream the sound of his soul being released?
Can he have an existence outside of his corporeal being, outside “nothingness?”
Or is this spectral plane the only reality to the trusted – the only viewing platform offering a truly objective view?
ONLY TWO(!!!) chapters left, and still we don’t know the possible parameters of the alien invasion. Obviously, in chapter 7, being the penultimate piece of storytelling, all consequences and secret alignments of forces must be revealed. And the set-up for the gut-grating, mind-mulching clim
updatesso i just used the previously done stuff in a new context. there are very strong reasons for them being used beyond the sheer usefulness of convenience.updates1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i will post another strip in about 2 to 3 days so keep an eye out to that
star wars sale!happy star wars day from otto and victoria! this print as well as all my star wars prints are now available on my etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/listing/188467250/saving-the-galaxy-with-otto? and remember today is the last day to enter the promo code "THANKYOU" for 20 percent off! the 4th will be with you...alwaysstar wars sale!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Drawing Inspiration, pt. 2- Never Stop LearningI have a new "Drawing Inspiration" story/article called "Never Stop Learning", with the Legendary Glen Keane as a prime example. Read part 2 of this series at Taught By A Pro!Drawing Inspiration, pt. 2- Never Stop Learning1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Harfang and DelcourtHello !Harfang and Delcourt2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm publishing my webcomic Harfang since one year now.
I have planned to release the comic (in french and in english) with the pages in full colors.
Finally the french release will be done by les Úditions Delcourt !!!
I am extremely happy to see Bran & Lynette in Delcourt index. I hope you'll be pleased by the book too !!!
For the english release, nothing has changed, I'll publish the books myself (the story and sketcbook & illustrations...).
Thank you so much for your support during this past year (and the new one) !
living as an artistHello guys! I started my own Patreon page!living as an artist3 months ago in Personal More Like This
so now you can support me for reference sheets, illustrations, exclusive stuff and comics
and get drawings, prints, posters, PDS files and various rewards to show you my gratitude at the end of the month!
The next year I hope to be able to continue my comic without starving and I'll try to move with my bestfriend :'D
WISH ME LUCK! http://www.patreon.com/kibbitzer
btw after 4 years I decided to open a page on Facebook so..
see ya! https://www.facebook.com/KibbitzerArt?hc_location=timeline
art theft spread aroundhttp://vk.com/art.ideasart theft spread around2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I guess some of you might have already seen this in loish 's journal, but I think we should spread this around.
Basically, this community is using a BUNCH of artists' works (my has already been taken down, since I've asked and linked to it), but from those I've recognized the community still uses loish, andrahilde , Apofiss, andaglas and a whole lot of other DA artists' drawings for their purposes, without A SINGLE CREDIT.
They even make (made) magnets for selling using the works.
More of that, as I've been trying to contact the admins of this group, and I've been told that "Oh, don't worry, nobody was making millions using your work" and "Don't worry, there were only a few magnet sells and the community doesn't do it anymore blah blah". As I tried to make them understand they have NO RIGHTS for using other deviants' works whatever the hell they want without giving the original artist credit I got told that " I do never erase the artist
Oh Wow. Another Update. So SurprisingI'm tired.Oh Wow. Another Update. So Surprising2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's late here, dammit. But I'm excited! And listening to music.
I'm going to have to push my date with my bed back a bit until I'm done with this journal.
Enough with my damn rambling.
I'll finally upload some good art soon! Hopefully tomorrow! I'd do it now, but I'm too tired to colour my pictures in SAI right now.
But I have 3 pictures to upload for y'all!
Listen to Toby. Celebrate, Dammit.
Is there anything else I wanted to talk about...?
I can't remember. I'm half asleep. And already listening to Holiday music. I love Holiday music.
It's very calming music to me.
Maybe I should listen to songs that aren't as soft and pretty. You know, loud music...So I'll stay awake.
Well, not tonight. Too late at night, darnit.
Oh! I have a four day weekend. Heck yes.
Thank you voting day!
My arm itches.
And I'm hungry
Yes, I realize I change the subject at the most awkward of times. I do that on a daily basis, even when I'm not tired.
But I should go, guise.
I love you all
Quick UpdateHerro!!Quick Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to update now, because I most likely won't have time to update until Saturday at the earliest, because tomorrow I'll be at my schools last Home football game!
I don't go for the game, though... I go to stalk my friends, and get cheap pizza.
It's worth 6 buck admission.
Ohhhh! Hopefully I'll be able to upload some sketches this weekend!!
Guise I'm excited to submit some ACTUAL art.
Another thing! See how off topic I get? Yeah, that's why y'all love me so much you'd hug me. Yup.
I got a good grade on a quiz in my AP class! Yes. I feel accomplished.
Now be happy with the following GIFS: