Am I ready to start freelancing?Hi,Am I ready to start freelancing?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I think that anyone with at least "good" artistic skill, and a willingness to work hard, can find enough art job opportunities to stay busy and bring in some money. (However, there is a lot of competition, here on DA, AND out in the real world, so you have to be ready to put some effort into it.) This particular discussion deals with commissions (finding clients who need art and providing that art... as opposed to creating a body of work and then trying to sell it.)
I earn my living as a freelance artist. Finding freelance work involves hours of work producing art, but also hours of work finding new jobs and corresponding with clients each week. It requires a certain amount of (artistic skill,) confidence, patience, organization, motivation, and perseverance. Some clients have a very clear vision for their project and can describe it well. Others are a bit disorganized or unmotivated requiring extra effort on my part (and some clients should just be avoided completely). Even if you
[Cosplay Feature]Hello! This is not a April fools prank! This is serious bussiness![Cosplay Feature]3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now, for another Brazilian-Cosplays's feature! Here we go~
COSPLAY - Winter Soldier CAACOSPLAY IV by MarineOrthodox
We have some amazing cosplayers here in Brazil!
If you wanna help us to spread our love for them, it's pretty easy: we have a donation pool!
So please, click DONATE and you can help us!
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How difficult it always is, to get stones for a costume in the right color, size and shape.
That's why I uploaded this tutorial today: How to make gems.
How to work step by step:
What materials do you need:
- resin and hardener
- tinting paint
- cups and spoons/ chopsticks to stir
- maybe a scale
- silicone mold for/ of stones (I bought it on etsy)
- aluminium foil
Pixel Art Commission InfoNo longer accept pixel art commission.Pixel Art Commission Info6 years ago in Personal More Like This
March FeatureThis will be my last feature using this skin. The wonderful NellyAsher has designed one just for me, and I am so excited to use it. All thru March, Dreams of Geneva is gathering donations for the Non-Profit Organization RAINN. It is short for the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network. Kicking off for April's National Sexual Abuse Awareness Month. For those who donate, several of our artists will be giving a free commission, good, or service. With all the love we have on the site, I wanted to share it and thought this cause would be a great fit for us. Please stop by @ https://www.facebook.com/dreamsofgeneva Thank you so much to all of the following artists, who make me smile everyday, and cause me to get lost on this site. Many hours of going "Wow, what happened to the last 3 hours??"March Feature1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Wallpaper Wednesday #41!Remember, if you like these wallpapers, visit the deviation and favourite/comment thereWallpaper Wednesday #41!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Horizon Wallpaper I by Shue13
Deep Blue by QAuZ Aridae flores. Uno by AiK-art
December Wallpaper by endosage 2014 by ilona
Progeny by JoeyJazz
Dormant Volcano by DarinK Zodiac II - Taurus by JoeyJazz
The Walking Dead by brammoolenaar Group Therapy by Lacza
Happy Croatoan Day!Hey guys!! Happy Croatoan Day!! (August 1st)Happy Croatoan Day!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well actually it's not exactly a happy thing but... yeah xD
Ok, if you don't know what this day is it's a Supernatural thing. In an episode, 2009 Dean goes to the future and arrives on August 4th 2014, he finds out the Croatoan virus (that causes "murderous rage in the people it infects”) is taking over the planet. It's basically a zombie-like apocalyptic world. (And I love it! Even though is super depressing)
Anyway, the fandom chose August 1st as "Croatoan Day" and to celebrate this, everyone's writing "Croatoan" on their hand/arm. So if you didn't know and want to join, do it!! I certainly will, even though I have to go to class and everyone's gonna stare at me like I'm crazy but whatever! xD
That's also the reason on why I changed my icon End!verse Cas ftw! (I also made Samifer and End!verse Dean, they're over here: http://archervale.tumblr.com/post/93439952463/another-set-of-icons-why-yes-yes-i
The Graded UnitLast year I did an Alice in Wonderland project which is all uploaded in my gallerey. Now the second one is coming up, like next week on Monday is pretty much the start, I've to have a powerpoint with some of my favourite images from last year and talk about how they're going to influence my next project or whatever. But anyway, I've had a couple of ideas and I thought I'd pitch them to you guys and you could maybe tell me what you think? This new graded unit is 20 images so a hell of a ton bigger than the last.The Graded Unit4 months ago in Personal More Like This
1) Nudes of Scotland - scottish landscape or on a beach with a nude model posing. Example of locations - Arran (Glena Rosa), Heads of Ayr Beach
2) Roald Dahl - images of children as the characters e.g Sophie catching dreams in Giant Country. George making medicine, Matilda in the library surrounded by stacks of books.
3) Dark/horror Circus Mockumentary - first story would be a female clown that gets kicked out the circus and becomes a prostitute. Or like the ringmaster
@IleanaHunterIleanaHunter tackles hyperrealistic pencil portraits in a unique way with her minimalist Half Series! As a self-taught artist, Ileana is able to say a lot with very little. Using negative space, a hyper-focused level of detail, and a distinct perspective, Ileana has become a master at her craft.@IleanaHunter2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Half Series: Anne Hathaway
The Half Series: Audrey Hepburn
The Half Series: Natalie Portman
The Half Series: Katy Perry
Quilling!I was looking through a bunch of my old favourites when I decided to write my New Years Resolution when I came across something known as quilling. According to the almighty Wikipedia:Quilling!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is then glued at the tip and these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork.
The rest of the article can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quilling
Here are some examples of quilling:
Archer by momade Aug.07, Seahorse in Quilling by eidatwong Inspire by cakecrumbs G is for... by StuartChell Quilling L by blue1836 :thumb186250015: August by sk8ternoz Sakura Quilling by GwynConaway :thumb33438
Becoming a Better Digital ArtistBecoming a Better Digital Artist1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked many times about how to draw or paint and where to find tips and tutorials about it.
I, as a self-taught artist, have struggled a lot trying to learn and understand how to draw well and do digital painting. So I decided to put on a series of journals on this topic providing tips and resources, hoping that it can be useful for anyone who is willing to become an artist.
This series focuses mainly on digital art, but most of the principles can be applied to traditional art as well. This is not a training course, so please don't expect me to give you an in-depth look to it. Just take it as a collection of resources.
I have found most of what I've learned on YouTube and the internet, therefore I will provide many links to pages and channels related to what I'm talking about.
Click on the links below to go to the desired part.
Part I: Introd
Picasso: From Harlequin to Minotaur to EternityPicasso: From Harlequin to Minotaur to Eternity6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Picasso: From Harlequin to Minotaur to Eternity
WEARING PICASSO by WhileyDunsmoreArt
His life was one continuous revolution of artistic experimentation and expression.
Having developed one art form to the point of germinating a school of its own artists, he would move on to discover another direction for his artistic genius. His art encompass
PE: Polymer Clay Food Tutorials CollectionWelcome to a new polymer clay love article, specially written for projecteducate, find the program for the third Community Week here. If you missed the previous articles, please check out Introduction to Polymer Clay and Polymer Clay Secrets Revealed. This time I'm going to guide you through some of the best polymer clay food tutorials currently available in deviantART, enjoy and don't hesitate to leave a message if you have any question or suggestion for future articles.PE: Polymer Clay Food Tutorials Collection3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Food. Polymer clay food. There's a strange fascination between polymer clay crafters to make food, if you ask many of us won't even be able to explain what's so addictive about making fake food. Some of it is crafted for doll houses and doll props, some people make beautiful jewelry with food, but some just make it because it's so incredibly fun.
Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.Copied directly from the polycount thread:Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FYI My longest post on PC ever. Sorry in advance - OP I hope there's something useful in this for you. I'm back in your thread and giving you my morning before breakfast, is my way of saying ' I care '.
Usually between 1 - 5 NEW students, per day come to me for random pieces of advice. Some from here @ PC , some from Deviant Art - Mostly from Deviant art.
It's always the same questions maybe worded slightly differently and I do my best to answer every single time, every single message. Sometimes I get behind and have to catch up at the end of the week but I do my best.
As well as those, I did 2 10+ question interviews last week, on my time, for students who were still in school. For school essays, papers, projects etc that contain the same questions they always do.
I'm exposed to 'all this' *makes a big circle shape with hands* on a fairly constant basis. Everything that encompasses 'young artists trying to find their way in this scary fucking
Dave Elliott, An Authentic CitizenWatch depthRADIUSDave Elliott, An Authentic Citizen2 years 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
Ask the ArtistI thought that maybe it might be nice to just give you guys the chance to ask me some stuff. Be it about me as a person or as an artist, things like programs I use, honestly, whatever you can think of in terms of questions. Depending on the questions I get, I might turn this into a FAQ linked in my 'about me' section.Ask the Artist1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I don't want you guys to think I'm unapproachable, because while I may be a bit held back and I sometimes have difficulty with longer conversations, I am very willing to talk to anyone, who wants to, via notes or comments or whatever. I've been trying to get more active here, commenting more on art and trying to open up a bit.
I don't mind answering questions and I, by the way, am very happy about any kind of constructive criticism (constructive criticism, to me, is polite, but helpful - think of it this way, how would you react to receiving the same comment? Would you give your friend, your sibling, etc. the same kind of advice?)
Anyway, questions shall be listed
Featured folder post #25Hi everyone,Featured folder post #258 months ago in Personal More Like This
It is time for another featured post! Go show all these people some love!
Marvel: Warrior Queen by Ocean-san Castlevania LoS2: Dracul and Carmilla Cosplay by MiyukiKurame The Rising Sun - Avatar Cosplay by faramon
And those are all our features for this week! We'll be back with next weeks featured batch!
Have a great day everyone!
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Pose requests?Sounds weird, I know.Pose requests?7 months ago in Personal More Like This
But this is just a short thing I'm typing as a distraction.
Is there anyone who wants me to make any pose for MMD? Like the ones of pictures and stuff.
There are no limits or rules, I just want to improve posing that's all.
Please, I'd really be relieved....
The best of galleries 8Previous FeaturesThe best of galleries 811 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Spriggan's heart by Elena-NeriumOleander *** by oprisco
Il deserto dei Tartari by OlivierAccart Resizing Venice 3 by AlexandruCrisan ... by apalkin
Nordic Mist by Erinti Ceiling Light by porbital Sorrow by DMMDesign
colour storm by creativephotoworks Nela.... by LostCaradelNeil Ann by vanillapearl
Illuminare II by jon-wild The White BOB by Mo-01
Darkroom FeatureDarkroom Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Film 3 by nebovoblakax
Jeziorsko by Kleemass Wp 20140501 004 by MariuszKaminik
| h a z e | by Nachtblau *** by invisigoth88
X by MelissaNatasha
III by MelissaNatasha V by MelissaNatasha
taking you down by Inextremiss
Day of past... by NightAndWind
Devious Journal EntryThere was rain yesterday and all the snow melted in most areasDevious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Devious Journal EntryDay 7 ”I guess” till now!! there's snow out side -_- I can't believe I'm saying this! I'm sick of snow O_O I want it to melt!!Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Conceptual Spotlight Vol. 98BokehLight'sConceptual Spotlight Vol. 981 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 98
Sailing on the Oceans of my Mind
I've been trying to leave
Empty frame II