My Best Motivational TipWhen I become overcome with the guilt and shame and fear as a result of my constant procrastination, I have one trick to get me off my ass that works every time.My Best Motivational Tip3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, lots of other people and blogs and whatever are all like "look how lucky you are" and "puppies and rainbows" and "if you get it done now, you'll feel better" and lots of other positive shit. While all this stuff is true, I'm still playing Assassin's Creed II for like four hours a day. It doesn't motivate me at all. I still don't want to write a 500 word essay on the subtle differences between the book and the film adaptation of The Road that's due, like, tomorrow.
So here's what I think of.
"Michael Bay wants me to fail."
Insert your own celebrity arch nemesis if you want to, but basically choose someone so crap that it makes you angry. Preferably someone who's getting paid buckets of money to do whatever they do to piss you off.
Competitive nature and the desire to prove your chosen asshole wrong should take over.
Thursday: Acronym Contest! It's another Thursday! Or as we call it,Thursday: Acronym Contest!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Why am I bringing up sad dogs in the Middle East, you ask? It's all part of this week's contest!
This week, we're having an acronym contest! Your task is to spell out one or more of these words, and use each letter as the first letter to create a sentence. Your words should, generally, make a full sentence instead of a string of nonsense.
The three words are:
Take my example above as inspiration for how these should be set up. You may choose to spell out one, two, or all three acronyms!
We'll choose six winners, two for each acronym, who will receive a mystery deviantWEAR t-shirt and deviantART stickers. These are shirts that are no longer available in the store!
Winners will b
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
THANKS SO MUCH!!!This is probably going to sound very cliche.THANKS SO MUCH!!!2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
First off i want to just say THANKS SO MUCH!!! 50 WATCHERS?! For me that is amazing. Some people may not think that is a lot, but to me, that is 50 people who are willing to take a look at my stuff!!! You are all very awesome people. I can't wait to post more stuff for you guys!
Women ArtistsThe other day, I attempted to put together a huge list of some professional and semi-pro women artists over on my tumblr, because it seems like too often women get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best Professional Artist category, but I was a little shocked to find out there hadn’t been another woman nominated in that category since Rowena Morrill in 1986. That’s more than a little ridiculous, considering there are so many women artists out there who are all amazing, who offer unique points of view and design solutions, and who need more visibility and recognition. While putting this list together, I was really excited to find tons of new artists I'd never heard of before.Women Artists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I made an art-meme (edit 270509)edit 04.09.10</b> we have a group. :icon100techniquememe:So I made an art-meme (edit 270509)6 years ago in Personal More Like This
edit 27.05.09 Added a list of people who are doing this!! it is at the bottom.
edit 23.01.09 Made 34 to be less limited, you could do a drawing with coffee or strong tea or any sort of food stuffs.
edit 05.01.09 Made 39 a drawing-task rather than a photomanipulation task. Changed 83 so that there would be more lifedrawing and there was already a collage-task anyway.
edit 04.01.09 replaced 2, 3 and 95. And again reminding that this exists. 8D Please keep linking me if you're doing any of these. ALSO IT IS EMBARRASING but after keeping this alive for two years, I finally actually started it myself. Keep on trucking y'all, I will try as well.
EDIT same day v Gato-Lata made a shorter and a more simple version of this, all you lazy kids better check that one out http://comments.deviantart.com/5/10890280/653669009
edit 14.02.08 UPDATIN. (AND REMINDING YOU THA
RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol 1 & 2 NOW AvailableJ. Scott Campbell's RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol. 1 & 2 NOW Available for purchase at http://www.jscottcampbellstore.com/RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol 1 & 2 NOW Available3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All first orders will be SIGNED!
Volumes 1 and 2 of J. Scott Campbell's The Ruff Stuff sketchbooks! These uniquely created sketchbooks give you the look and feel of real pencil sketches in a spiral bound, 48 page sketchbook! These sketchbooks give you an inside look into the process of conception to reality of the J. Scott Campbell artwork you know and love!
Clive Barker Has ChosenClive Barker Has Chosen3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
As usual, the number of submissions of candidate stories and poems for a special competition far exceeded the wildest expectations of the depthRADIUS editors and Clive Barker’s associates. The Master Fantasist was presented with the almost overwhelming Herculean task of choosing the narrative explication he thought best captured his “Men of the City” painting.
Clive has chosen TJBrown’s “Rush Hour” as best complement for “Men of the City.”
DoujinPress: Buy, Print and Publish Doujinshi!DoujinPress Collaboration BooksDoujinPress: Buy, Print and Publish Doujinshi!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Quality entries are accepted from even non-DP artists. These can be B/W manga pieces or full color artwork. Collaboration books will have their own deadlines. Each book has a theme or series. All involved artists will be given 5+ copies of the book for free, depending on what they submit (shipping not included). Key artists that put in more than 25% of the book will be given a cut of the sales. Collaboration books are mostly for promoting artists, but with the free copies it'd be easy to make some money as well. Additional copies can be purchased at artist price (email for details).
Currently planned collaborations:
Madoka Magica (Focus on witches but main characters okay too, non-adult, color, cover by purplekecleon)
Ib (No specific focus, non-adult, color, cover by kurot)
Collaboration submissions due March 8th.
Please notify me if you are pl
Soft Shade Commissions openSoft Shade Commissions open3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commissions Status: Open (u‿U✿)
If interested please send me a note and read through everything. Thank you!
Completely Digital Commission Examples:
• Chibi: $10 (+ $5 for additional character)
• Bust up: $15 (+ $7 for additional character)
• Waist Up: $20 (+ $10 for additional character)
• Full body: $30 (+ $15 for additional character)
• Background: +$10-20 depending on complexity
• Animals: +$5-10 depending on complexity
I will do: Original Characters, Fan Characters, shounen/shoujo ai (nothing explicit)
I will not do: R18, mature content
Please just ask and I will let you know
•Type: (full body, half body etc)
• Description and references: (please keep short and to the point.
What! Whats Avatar Day you say?Avatar Day was established back in July 2007. It's a day for all of the Avatar the last airbender fans can come together and enjoy this phenomenal show and look foreword to what comes next. And with the legend of korra season 1 over, we can now enjoy a whole new chapter of the Avatar universe.What! Whats Avatar Day you say?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Starting this Monday, July 9th, Nicktoons will be showing a special called Korra: Making of a Legend. This special, which will air every weeknight at 9pm (until July 20th), will include reruns of all 12 episodes from the first season of The Legend of Korra in a "creators' cut" format, with commentary from Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, offering "insight into the creation of the stunning imagery, mythology and storyline" of the series. And we will be uploading videos from YouTube day by day for people who do not have Nicktoons.
With San Diego Comic Con just a few days away, there is going to be a bunch of New Avatar and Korra things going on at that time. For one, The legend of Korra
very sad news everyone.this is the day we have all wished would never happened to this fandom. Next Monday is the day we wished would never come. Next Monday is going to be the worst day. We are all going to relive something that all of us have hoped would never happen again. So next Monday on nickelodeon at 5:00pm and then again for some reason at 7:00, DO NOT WATCH THE LAST AIRBENDER MOVIE AT ALL! Instead, why don't you watch regular show then adventure time on cartoon network at that time. Or better yet, why don't you get up from your chair at 5:00 pm next Monday and reply slam your head against the wall until all you can see is blackness. That would be better then going thru that again. Or maybe just watch regular show then adventure time on cartoon network, that maybe for the best.very sad news everyone.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Naipes [Original Specie]Puedes leer la informacion en espaņol aqui: http://fav.me/d6fgmofNaipes [Original Specie]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My friend :iconadoptablesdj: and I have decided to create a new species for adoptables :3
Heres is some information about them:
They're kind of kemonomimi who possess magical abilities that vary depending on the breed to which they belong. The use of these skills is evidenced by the symbol floating over their heads and in their hands, which creates a kind of flame when they use their powers. The flame color varies from Naipe to Naipe, however isn't a fire as such because it does not produce heat or burns, is more like the representation of their energy at the moment to use their powers.
-They have the distinctive symbol of their breed in the back of his ears and tail. Also, it can be seen in their eyes.
YoungJustice-Season3Hey guys!YoungJustice-Season32 years ago in Personal More Like This
So even though the final episode of the season aired on Saturday and all may seem lost, the YJ fandom is still going to try just as hard (maybe even harder!) to let Cartoon Network keep the show alive.
If you want to stay updated on what you can do to help, you can join the group YoungJustice-Season3 and follow the tumblr blog HelpSaveOurHeroes (http://helpsaveourheroes.tumblr.com/) to stay updated on other fandom projects, like weekly twitter campaigns, to help save both YJ and GL:TAS.
Also, I think the best thing you can do right now, if you're able to, is to buy merchandise! Cartoon Network is cancelling YJ and GL:TAS because it's not profiting enough off of them, so purchasing episodes and the companion comics will show the network that it can make money from these shows.
And if you want to write to Cartoon Network, please remember to keep it civil and polite.
This is no time for any of us to give up! I have faith that we can save our show, but we all need to d
NATURAL PUNK! NEW VIDEO!MY VERY FAVORITE!NATURAL PUNK! NEW VIDEO!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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500+ watchers art raffle WINNERS!!HERE ARE THE LUCKY NUMBERSSSS >u</500+ watchers art raffle WINNERS!!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Prize one >>
Prize two >>
:iconhikkyun: and :iconxtsuguro: PLEASE REPORT HERE WITHIN 24 HOURSS >u</
thankyou all for participatingg
Edit: changed some prizes ufufufu
- updated participants
we have 107 participants!!! amggg ,which means theyll be 2 prizes >u</ will announce the winers on the 18th
thankyou everyone who particiatedd
I RECENTLY REACHED 500 UP WATCHERS AMG THANKYOU SO MUCHHH >u</
it really means alooooot to me
I really thankyou FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORTS <33 ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE STUCK WITH ME SINCE.... IDK WHEN but you get it //kicked
WITHOUT ALL OF U GUYS I WOULDNT BE HERE <33
SO AS AN APPRECIATION IMMA DO A RAFFLE FOR U ALL ;u;
cos i shouldve done it a long time ago
THERE WILL ONLY BE 1 WINNER, YES ONE TO THIS RAFFLE
might add another if the
Wacom tablet: common problems and solutionsIf you have a Wacom digital tablet, and you use it a lot, you may occasionally encounter unexpected problems. Have your brush dynamics stopped working? Is your screen mapping incorrect (cursor does not reach all fours edges of display area)? Do you experience intermittent cursor movement or none at all? Do you suffer from unexpected clicking? For Intermittent cursor or unexpected clicking, jump to step 4. Otherwise let's start with some simple steps that often help.Wacom tablet: common problems and solutions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) The simplest thing to try is rebooting your computer (and also restart your drawing program.)
2) If any new software was recently installed, it might be causing a conflict. Did the symptoms begin on the same day the new software was installed? Try uninstalling it.
3) The next step is to uninstall and reinstall the Wacom drivers. Uninstall all drivers including drivers for previous tablets. Previous drivers can cause conflicts. Disconnect your tablet and reinstall the correct drivers. Be su
Big Hero 6Big Hero 64 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Big Hero 6 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR ROBOT
Sora meets Big Hero 6
On November 7th, Walt Disney Animation Studios will release their first Marvel Comics-originated property, the 3D animated superhero-comedy, Big Hero 6. (Disney bought Marvel in 2009.) The film follows a 14—year—old boy genius in his progress of creating and training a personal robot, just in time to help him and his friends thwart the evil plans of a group of world
5%If you're reading this now, it means you're roughly in the 5%. Most people who go online to read about comics will end up reading previews and "top 10" lists--subjects we all, or course, enjoy. But the articles/blogs that critically analyze our industry are usually only read by two types: people in the biz whom are affected by this stuff, and the few readers who are interested in reading more than word balloons when it comes to comics.5%3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I'm not knocking people who don't care to read these articles. All readers are contributing to the industry with their buying power, and I'm thankful for them, even if they're not in the 5%. I admit, if I had a normal 9-5 job and a boss that was kicking my ass 5 days a week, I might not have the tolerance for these sorts of articles either.
That being said, I think we need more of these articles/blogs written from different points of view--more from creators especially. The 2010s will likely be r
~Anime Drawing Contest closed~~Anime drawing Contest Time~!!~Anime Drawing Contest closed~9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hello my Fellow Followers Me and ToxicZombi3 here's her link.(toxiczombi3.deviantart.com/)
Me and her will be judging the contest. This is my first contest. So I'm a little shy. But if you do want to join please leave a comment and tell us that you do want to join. And after your done drawing please leave another comment with a link to your drawing and we will look and comment on your drawing to confirm that we have got your entry and add it to the contest folder here if you wish to see others drawings.(
I am an art thief...Hey peeps!I am an art thief...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Any of you who follow my journals know how passionate I am about pursuing the seemingly endless procession of art-thieves that pop up with increasing regularity. I was recently directed to this website, I Am An Art Thief/Plagiarism Exposed: http://www.iamanartthief.com/
I'm putting this out there so those not in "the know" can educate themselves and, even more importantly, so that any of us can easily report these people when we stumble upon them. No, these aren't the art-police but, in my 20+ years of experience in dealing with these types, I've found that public exposure is the best tactic. Cockroaches HATE the light. Just be sure that if you're planning on outing someone have your evidence ready to go. This isn't a witch-hunt against people copying someone else art in an attempt to learn or for mere enjoyment. It's for people copying someone's art, claiming it as their own, and/or
Devious Journal EntrySo sarah and i were talking about yaoi on the way to sixth preiod and this guy suddenly leaned over and kissed this other guyDevious Journal Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
BTD and Steam Lantern available on itunes!!!!!!!!!EDIT: OCT 14th, 2012BTD and Steam Lantern available on itunes!!!!!!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just downloaded the latest episodes on iTunes... so the episodes are being released on itunes but not TV? I already had the subscription a long time ago, but I'm not sure that if you didn't have a subscription before hand, maybe you can't? o_o And will I get to download the episodes next weekend?
This weekend has been a whirlwind of disappointments and surprises.... but no time to think!!! Off to watch the new episodes!
EDIT: OCT 13th, 2012
Not three week hiatus as we originally thought. It has now turned into a three month hiatus.
I know it's three weeks but still. Nrrg...
Aww man, like, I'm legitimately sad right now, not depressed, just sad. XD I wanted so bad for this thing to just be a scheduling error, like so bad YJ and GLTAS are the first s
fav artists featureayy i wanted to do a big feature journal with all my fav artists but most of them have a lot of watchers / are well known so instead i'm featuring only my fav artists that have less than 1k watchers because holy shit they deserve so much more and hopefully some of you guys will go check em out and watch them! ; v ; <33fav artists feature5 months ago in Personal More Like This
~ Jacomotali ~
~ alien-autopsy ~
~ fancypigeon ~
~ ForestFright ~
do not let go by ForestFright <