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Painted Portrait Interview with koyamoriWelcome to Painted Portrait, a new Interview series focusing on traditional artists worth keeping an eye on. Painted Portrait interviews aim to give the community more insight into talented traditional artists and how they came to be successful with their art. Today we are interviewing koyamori.Painted Portrait Interview with koyamori2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you for allowing me to interview you, let's start off by having you introduce yourself.
My name is Cynthia, and I mainly use koyamori or maruti-bitamin for online handles.
I live in Toronto and have studied psychology and biology, and am currently attending college for graphic design.
What inspires your illustrations?
Childhood nostalgia and exploration of the unknown are some dominant themes that are great inspirations.
What are your favorite medias to work with and why do you liek them?
My favourite medium for some time is a mix of watercolours and inks.
I'm asking for your supportYou probably know this deviantARTist writing to you through one of his projects. I have started 2014 with a big challenge, making 365 doodle/drawings, one every single day. And I've managed it! You can have access to all of them at my Deviantart gallery or Instagram account.I'm asking for your support2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
And right now I'm on another challenge. The Palette Project, a seven-month long color challenge, is a series where I create new illustrations each month based around a central color.
Hello therrre, this is Picolo and his cat, whose name is unknown.
All this you already know about me. What some of you don't know is that I'm a Graphic Designer stude
Challenge, Improvement and MotivationUpdate!Challenge, Improvement and Motivation1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There's a bunch of challenges run by yours truly over on the small but growing, honest but lovely forum permanoobs. Everyone is welcome to join and learn together! Go here! http://forums.permanoobs.org/viewforum.php?f=5
Most importantly though, check out all the awesome sketchbooks O___O http://forums.permanoobs.org/viewforum.php?f=3
Some of you might remember the old days on conceptart.org when everyone would post all the things they drew every day and kick each other's butt and give critique and get motivated over seeing how much everyone around you would be improving. For the last years, there hasn't really been a place to get that kind of motivation any more.
I made a small forum to rekindle that kind of helpful atmosphere. It's a really small community, just for posting practice work and getting critique from others. A bunch of great people are already there posting their daily stuff and kicking each other's butt. Obviously I'm there too, updat
Self-Portrait Contest - CANCELLEDCancelled. All entrants received 30 from myself ^^Self-Portrait Contest - CANCELLED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I will have another, larger contest at a later date.
[EDIT] Adobe CS2: Free LEGAL Download availableEDIT SORRY I FORGOT TO MENTION but you have to have an adobe account or w/e those are.[EDIT] Adobe CS2: Free LEGAL Download available3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(scroll down to "Photoshop CS2" and pick "Win" or "Mac")
Adobe is apparently releasing it's whole CS2 Suite for free, which means we can all download a legal form of Photoshop now if we want to.
I know I am lol
I just wanted to share with you guys!
How to: Margin + PaddingFor this tutorial series I am explaining different elements you can create or modify with the help of CSS. The level of experience that is needed to be able to understand the tutorials can differ and will be in no order.How to: Margin + Padding2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
However I will try to explain the things as simple as possible. Upcoming questions should be left in a comment directly to this blog so that people with similar problems can look them up later as well.
The tutorial series is based on the gruze-structure of journals. If you are still using the old structure or have a journal installed that used it, things won’t work the same way like explained below.
For simple skins the old structure is fine, but the more features you add, the more I would recommend using the gruze-structure. You can look up the differences here: http://ginkgografix.deviantart.com/art/Old-vs-Gruze-Journals-112772369
It seems like a lot of people are struggling with the usage of margin and padding. In the end it doesn’t matter ho
My Soulmateaccording to deviant heart, she is my soulmate :iconButtsForCharity: (ButtsForCharity)My Soulmate2 years ago in Personal More Like This
welp, there goes my butt
7 tips for the 21 year old me7 tips for the 21 year old me11 months ago in Personal More Like This
7 TIPS FOR THE 21-YEAR-OLD ME by Bobby Chiu
When I was a student in college working on my skills as a character designer, I’d had periods where I would sit at my desk working as hard as I could but having little to show for my efforts at the end of the day. I remember sitting there surrounded by blank pieces of paper, trying to come up with an amazing style that nobody had ever seen before. I would do one drawing and not be satisfied, so I would lay a new piece of paper over it, re-draw it with slight changes to features here and there. This would still not be good enough so I would put another piece of paper over my revision, make more minor adjustments trying to perfect this new style I was searching for.
I did this for weeks on end, tweaking and polishing over and over, working hard every day. But in the end, did I come up with a brand new style, something amazing that
Ranger Activity: Edward Elric Month!! C/A/WContest ended.Ranger Activity: Edward Elric Month!! C/A/W3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well we're a couple days early but hey, lets get ready for this super special awesome Month a bit early since we finished Ichiru Month! ^^
THIS IS GONNA BE A BIG CONTEST! Traditional and Digital Art, Cosplay, Poetry and Fiction! LETS DO OUR BEST!!
:iconLCextrordinaire: - Ed, Truth, and The Gate by LCextrordinaire
:iconShojo-Onigiri: - Memories...dumbed down by Shojo-Onigiri
:iconsekeedil: - The Resting Alchemist by sekeedil
:iconTimeSong426: - True Strength... by TimeSong426
:iconArkemasPride: - We Meet Again by ArkemasPride
:iconVokrin: - :thumb332426351:
:iconQueenAllyJean: - FullMetal Heart by QueenAllyJean
Okay, not gonna lieBut this new 'page layout' for Deviations is kind of hideous.Okay, not gonna lie2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It just suddenly showed up out of nowhere and confused the hell out of me... I was like 'I can't fave stuff anymore?!'
The buttons are all over the place! O_O
They just changed the layout not that long ago!
I was just getting used to that layout and KABOOM, they go up and do it again!
And they were all sneaky about it too!
Just suddenly 'oh look, I think I'll look at this and favourite it' *clicks* 'WHAT THE F*CKING HELL? Where's the bloody button?'
I literally had two images open a second apart... one had the 'old' layout to it and then other the 'new' layout. It confused me to no end.
I thought it was a glitch or something so I kept refreshing it...
Why isn't this layout optional damnit! Stop confusing us old folks with all your hyped up doodads and shiny button rearrangements.
You just can do that to us... we get confused and upset and wind up crying in a
Mutiple Thefts of deviantART Stock Models: UpdatedCurrent Update, Feb 9: It seems that the artworks created with the DA stock models have been taken down from all sites. This is good news! I hope the artist will be in touch with the models they have used. It seems possible through what I've heard from these models in their research that this artist may have found these images on a 'free stock' site. Please be aware of any site that is set up with a huge variety of fabulous, high quality images for commercial use, for free. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.Mutiple Thefts of deviantART Stock Models: Updated2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
An Italian artist has been using stock images from DA's portrait models as the source of her professional work without notifying the models or crediting them. In most cases, these models do not allow commercial use of their stock without permission.
Here is a list of models discovered to have been used so far.
DA artists I'd love to someday meet / get to know:No this isn't a creeper journal at all!DA artists I'd love to someday meet / get to know:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But really we all have artists we want to meet and someday get to know more, (either because of their work, about their work, or just because they seem like cool, chill people!)
On DeviantART there are a number of people I'd love to have the opportunity to hang out with. And who'd that be?
:iconbrosa: Brosa -- I look up to (Sergi) Brosa quite a bit. His imagery, his style, his coloring, his ideas, it's all so incredibly well done it floors me. (Want to know the way straight into my artist heart? It's amazing backgrounds and illustrations with narrative.) Plus I've always enjoyed the processes he shares.
:iconalgenpfleger: algenpfleger -- I've personally nicknamed Hannes "the human raytracer" because of his incredible understanding of light and materials. I look up to his work for inspiration on realism. (but still manages to have this unique defining characteristic.
COMMISSIONS OPEN!COMMISSIONS OPEN!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
*My paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org! *
♥I accept both paypal AND points.
♥ No Nudity except nipperz/ da booty
♥ No full on animals. Anthro is ok!
♥ No Mecha
♥ I prefer drawing GIRLS. Order males at your own risk!
♥ I send sketch WIPs of all orders. If you see something on the sketch you don't like/ want changed PLEASE tell me. It doesn't bother me~
♥ Please be patient i'm a slow drawer ;A;<3
How to order!
Step 1: Pick a commission type! ( 50x50 silly icon, thigh up, chibi, etc)
Step 2: Pick a coloring style! ( For any type except pixel)
Step 3: Pick a background! ( For any type except pixel)
Please Use this form! : (You don't need to use this if you are ordering an icon)
How many character
Hello!Hello!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Although SOPA Strike has ended, I'm just going to keep this up
On a side note, I organized and cleaned my gallery (finally). And I will be featuring random people again in journals soon!
Las Vegas deviantMEET Wrap-Up!Las Vegas deviantMEET Wrap-Up!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Our first-ever deviantMEET in Las Vegas hit the jackpot!
On Sunday, December 1st, deviants were already lined up outside the doors at 5:00 PM, even though the event wasn't scheduled to start until 5:30! (A handful of amazingly dedicated super deviants arrived as early as 3:30 PM!) Far be it for us to wait to get the party started, so we opened the doors a little early, allowing the crowd to rush in. After signing our guestbook – we know, physical guestbooks are so Web 1.0, but they're great mementos! – our devious artists dispersed to play at the deviantART booth.
Stocked with six Intuos 5 Wacom tablets to play with, a 24-inch Cintiq, SketchBook Pro for sketching and painting, enough table seating for traditional drawing and portfolio review, and bags upon bags of free swag (including stress balls, deviantART Sharpies, and tons of free stickers), everyone found an awesome and creative way to spend their time.
MiniContest!Win PremiumMembership:D)little update with the rulesÖMiniContest!Win PremiumMembership:D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
well...I still have a few left and I would like to use it for something good
That's why I thought it's the time for my second little contest especially I found out finally a great topic which is very very very close to my heart really but sadly there are only a very few illustrations in this topic
and this theme is :
(the plant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nettle)
This time you can send both digital and traditional drawings illustrations in any style! ( for example manga ,realism,cartoon)
(it can be an existing /older deviation too)
Please write in the artist Description that it gonna be on this contest ,link this journal or my profile page please.
And fave this journal.
annnnnnd then leave a comment on this journal or send me it in a note!
Every entry will be Featured in my journal!
Lo que no dirian: saga de Freezersi, como en la saga de Hades de Saint Seya que escribí el año pasado pero ahora de Dragon Ball ZLo que no dirian: saga de Freezer3 years ago in Personal More Like This
bueno, aquí va lo que no dirían en la saga de Freezer:
Advertencia: algunos de los diálogos no se hicieron para ofender a nadie, y si lo hice, pido perdón.
Bulma: (llorando por la muerte de Yamcha) TAT
Krillin: ya no llores por que los sayayin mataron a Yamsha, de hecho, murió a manos de un Saibanman... y eran mas débiles que Nappa... y mas débiles que yo por que mate la mayoría de ellos yo solo...
Todos: eso no ayuda Krillin!!!!! DX
(en la nave)
Bulma: (paranoica en el viaje) dios, ando en compañía de un niño y un enano que parece niño.... se amotinaran contra mi por que soy mas débil... o peor.... no dudo de Gohan, pero Krillin.... dios... que debo hace? ono
Gohan: que le pasa a Bulma? esta hablando sola oo
Krillin: déjala... está en esa etapa de mujer deseada.... te lo explicare cuando seas mayor...
(en el planeta de Freezer)
Doctor: señor Vegeta, no pudimos curar su cola...
Use my Stock CONTEST 4 (26 entries)More prizes have been added! Thank you so much contributors!Use my Stock CONTEST 4 (26 entries)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
So many prizes!! Thank you everyone!
20 entries folks!
It's going well! So many beautiful deviations
A MYSTERIOUS SIDE
As artists, we tend to draw our characters with a beautiful and perfectly apparent face. And sometimes we forget about how cool and inspiring characters can be when we can't see their whole face. Remember how Sheik from Zelda, Amon from Legend of Korra, Master Chief from Halo, Kakashi from Naruto were (and still are) thrilling characters! And how, in every movie, a masked ball scenery can become so magical to us, viewers.
Let the imagination of your viewers define the mysterious side of your character.
What can I draw?
One or several characters with its face hidden or partially hidd
Coming soon!)Coming soon!) The detail of a new pictureComing soon!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The triptych "1941 - 1945" (in progress)
My Book is OUT!!My Book is OUT!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So my book is out finally!! YAYAYAYAY!!
David (Other5317) wrote the most epic foreword for it as well!
From the back of the book:
Nikita Gill offers thirty three stories in the form of almost poems, almost fairy tales, and some very real people behind them. Love, hate, passion...forget all you have ever known or learned. For this is not about the art of living. This is about the techniques of survival. (I hope you're proud, Mr. Darwin.)
And it's available right here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/212387
I am so EXCITED!!!
METRO on Vimeo!Hey people! You can now watch METRO, a short I animated in my school days, here on vimeo:METRO on Vimeo!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We just finished the festival cycle, and now it's online. Enjoy!
The Road to 100 Million Deviations!DeviantART's 12 million members, the largest collective of artists anywhere in the world, have contributed nearly 100 million deviations! Let the countdown beginThe Road to 100 Million Deviations!6 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As a site that many different creatives call home from photographers to game designers to culinary artists what will the 100 millionth deviation be?! Will it be another Flash game to inspire Nintendo's game department? A Simpsons re-creation to compel a hire from Matt Groening? Something to inspire Shia Lebouf's next tattoo? It could be anything!
Bookmark this page now and check back frequently to see what will take home the honor of being named deviantART's 100
Water Starter Contest (prizes) :DHello all!!! (here is an example made by FrozenFeather)Water Starter Contest (prizes) :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am really exited to start my new contest. This time I think you will have fun creating you'r entry! Basically since I started my fakemon creating I have had fun creating many different water starters. Back in 2011 I created Mooqua, my Moose water starter. This is quite funny because my current and permanent fire starter is called Moochar! Then came my Hippo starter (which for the life of me I can't remember its name) and most recently my Seal fakemon Glaceal!
Even though I am very proud of Glaceal, I am not sure he is the one(as I call it)! That is why I cant you to make me a water starter, but staying true to my roots it must be either a Hippo, Moose or Seal. So to win 200 here are the rules:
* The fakemon has to be based on either a: SEAL, HIPPO or MOOSE.
* The design has to stand on onl