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)7 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
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 Ingredient2 years 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
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%4 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
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE...." I haven't reached the point where I think I'm good at this. that's the drive. i know that its in me to be really good at it. and i think i've come close a few times, but i don't usually look at things i've completed and feel content. Which that means the next thing you start, you go in with that attitude that 'this time, I'm gonna get it right.' it doesnt mean you hate everything you do, but i'm never content. And maybe i never will be but i secretly know that that's what makes you grow." - Jamie HewlettTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Joanne Renaud's historical Disney princessesSo there are a bunch of artists out there doing their own historical Disney princesses, but Joanne Renaud's series (:iconsuburbanbeatnik is one of my favourites by far. I found her after the fact, but she actually started her series long before I did- she has a gorgeous style and one hell of an eye for historical costuming, so if you like what I do then you'll probably like what she does:Joanne Renaud's historical Disney princesses2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Her level of accuracy definitely puts some of my older pieces to shame- she really sticks to her guns where I would often chicken out and take stylistic license. Go check out her stuff, it'll definitely be worth your while!
A New LevelAbout 14 years ago I started my comic career with Dreamwave. After that I moved onto Nelvana for a while and worked on two shows. During that I started with UDON where I still am. In 2011 I started to teach at Seneca College in Toronto.A New Level3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years you've heard me belly ache about my mixed feelings about what I work on and what type of rhetorical acrobatics I do to justifiy it to myself. For the most part it's to pay the bills and that it's just what I do until something else comes along. I never claim that anything I work on is representory of my moral beliefs or religion for that matter nor do I try to excuse myself under the guise of some self serving excuse, it just simply is my situation.
I'm happy for all the work I have and am doing and I do it as well as I possibly can. I am the sole provider for my family and I thank God for all the work that i do have and my thanks and appreciation manifests itself in my effort to try and do the best I can.
A sigh of relief came with teac
I am working like a maniac.I have been virtually no where on the interwebs as of late. Neither here nor there, and it is becoming a trend.I am working like a maniac.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But, it's not without good reason! I am using the next month to get as many pages done as possible of 5th Capsule. Thats right, a total reboot from what ever you saw in Vent. Some of the older characters might find their way in, but you'll just have to wait,
As it is right now I'm on page 28, and I am hoping to get 75 - 90 pages of story done first. I'm considering putting it alltogether in one book with about 15 - 20 full colour images in the back as well as maps and all sorts of geeky stuff.
You have no idea how much i have been trying to refine and learn from my mistakes over the last year. I have more than myself editing it, and while it will never be perfect, the lack of extreme deadline allows for us to look at it carefully.
I might do a kickstarter, but first I want to have the book done completely. All I would look for is print cost. I'm not going to commit to any det
Emergency Commissions! - NEW SLOTSHello everybody!Emergency Commissions! - NEW SLOTS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As some of you might know, I'm also a photographer and video-maker and I create videos and audiovisual products with my boyfriend.
Some days ago, while my bf was on the metro, someone stole from him our Canon 5D Mark II and the 28mm lens mounted on it.
We're trying to see if we can find it (which would be a miracle) and luckily the police is being very kind and helpful, but we're trying to get used to the idea of having to buy it again.
The problem, of course, is that we don't have the money. We saved for nearly a year to buy that camera, putting together our money and well... it costed us around 1600€ and if you add the cost of the lens, which "luckily" we bought used, the total gets to 1800€... You can easily imagine how shocked and quite depressed we are at the moment ;_____;
None had ever stolen anything from us and they probably took from us the most precious and valuable thing we had at the moment. And without which we can't bring on our video projects
WHEN JOBS IN THE ANIMATION INDUSTRY DISAPPEAR..."....Yes, when your dream seems far away, you might experience discouragement, overwhelm or even depression. I know what that's like.WHEN JOBS IN THE ANIMATION INDUSTRY DISAPPEAR...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
However, "Will my dreams ever come true?" is not the most important question you can ask yourself right now.
The bigger question that bad news reveals is this:
" IF MY DREAM DIES, WHAT WILL I DO?"
It is wise to decide how you'll respond to failure and seemingly insurmountable obstacles before you face them" :
READ MORE HERE: http://chrisoatley.com/jobs-in-animation-industry/
STAY THE COURSE!!!
ANIMATION FACT....The conventional Anime style (big eyes, large heads & proportions) origin traces back to Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989/Astro Boy, Kimba The White Lion, Black Jack), unanimously known as 'The Godfather of Anime' who was heavily influenced by the style's of Max Fleischer's BETTY BOOP & Disney's BAMBI. Anime's signature style was derived from American animation styles.ANIMATION FACT....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
See how we influence each other?
Star Wars Contest: 'Sith Family'EDIT: updated list of entries so far!Star Wars Contest: 'Sith Family'2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
~ You are cordially invited to participate in the Sith Family fan contest. ~
Create a fan work focusing on the 'family' side to a Sith character!
DEADLINE: MAY 5 (‘Revenge of the Fifth’)
1st place: X-wing model + 5 Topps Force Attax cards
2nd place: Star Wars Tabletop Game + 5 Topps cards
3rd place: Star Wars A4 Notebook + 5 Topps cards
Best in originality: Star Wars candy collectible (lollypop + mega tattoo set)
Best in technique: Star Wars candy collectible
Entrant with the most entries: Star Wars candy collectible
Take a look at the prizes here!
The Sith you can choose to focus on for your entry:
Palpatine, Maul, Plagueis, Dooku, Asajj Ventress, Savage Opress, Tenebrous, Venamis, Bane, Zannah.
EVANGELION 3.0 : You Can (NOT) Redo sneak peak!SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!EVANGELION 3.0 : You Can (NOT) Redo sneak peak!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You ever get mad at your fandom?Well… in my case, not mad, but more… perplexed?You ever get mad at your fandom?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I normally don't post stuff like this, but I think it's actually very important. This is in regards to this post that has the original posting http://kitsuneverse.blogspot.com/2012/11/cosplaytony-harris-rants-on-female.html. (Very interesting points from the responder, kistuneverse!)
I've seen a huge backlash against Harris, but also a backlash against guys in general in the fandom. I don't think it helps anyone if we categorize fanboys as a collective. Not all guys/fanboys/geeks/nerds/casual observers are the same, and casually lumping them together seems counterproductive.
I mean, it's awesome that we're talking about this notion against the female side of the fandom, as it does exist and does needs recognition, but talking to these fanboys as if they're a singular entity is exactly what that Tony Harris dude is doing in regards to female cosplayers and the female fandom in general. If you, male or female, actually believe that he speak
YJ Hiatus Activities!Hey guys!YJ Hiatus Activities!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As we all probably now know, we're going into a hiatus for the summer time! yeaaah, no one's excited about that, and we've got the solution for you!
I'm not sure how many of you are on tumblr, but anyway, a bunch of us made a blog to host events to keep everyone entertained and busy during the hiatus!
If you want to check the blog, it's right here: http://yj-hiatus-survival.tumblr.com/
The events will start this coming Monday with Character Days, where you can submit art, fanfics, graphics, or even AMVs!
The schedule goes as follows:
June 25-27: Dick Grayson/Robin/Nightwing
June 28-30: Roy Harper/Speedy/Red Arrow
July 1-3: Kaldur’ahm/Aqualad
July 4-6: Wally West/Kid Flash
July 7-9: Conner Kent/Superboy
July 10-12: M’gann M’orzz/Miss Martian
July 13-15: Artemis Crock
July 16-18: Zatanna Zatara
July 19-21: Rocket
July 22-28: Justice League/Villains
July 29-August 4: Minor Characters
August 5-7: Tim Drake/Robin
August 8-10: Garfield Logan/Beast Boy
CANNON BUSTERS: TV PILOT TEASER TRAILER IS HERE!The wait is over. Get a first glimpse at Cannon busters: The animated Pilot with the teaser trailer, released exclusively to backers earlier this week. Official trailer end of the year! Pilot arrives end January!CANNON BUSTERS: TV PILOT TEASER TRAILER IS HERE!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
"Hot off its early, exclusive look for Kickstarter crowdfunding backers, everyone can now catch a preview of the pilot for Cannon Busters: The Animated Series, the project from Producer and Director LeSean Thomas (Makestuff, LLC), whose work has been seen on The Boondocks, The Legend of Korra (Book 1) and Black Dynamite: The Animated Series, produced at anime studio Satelight Inc (Macross Frontier, Log Horizon, Basquash!).
Along with preview is
TO THE ASPIRING ANIMATORS/CREATORS OUT THERE..."The Japan Image Council has opened its call for applications for the Animation Artist In Residence Tokyo 2015. If you’ve had a film that has screened in an international festival or exhibition, I strongly encourage you to apply. As a previous resident of the program, I frequently find myself thinking about my wonderful experience in the residency. With each passing year, the amount of applicants for the residency has grown significantly, so I can only assume the competition will be even tougher this year. Even so, this opportunity is too great to pass up, especially since the application is free.TO THE ASPIRING ANIMATORS/CREATORS OUT THERE...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Alongside the prospect of time and funding to work on your own project, the residency is built for those who want to experience and discover the works of Japanese animation artists, both old and new. Meeting independent directors, interacting with student filmmakers, and visiting animation studios were frequent occurrences throughout the residency. The amount of cross-pollination that o
Korra, comic conComic con summary:Korra, comic con3 years ago in Personal More Like This
BOOK 2 IS NAMED “Spirits and will take place 6 months after the end Of Book 1
They are showing artwork from Book 2, including snowy landscapes of the Southern Water Tribe during a festival, including a big hall made of Ice.
They will travel into the SWT Tundra, with bright green sky.
They will encounter a glowing iceberg similar to Aang’s from 101
They will travel back to the Southern Air Temple in Book 2
We will get spirit world action, Book 2 will explore the history of the Avatar (creation of the avatar) and The Spirit World. 2 special episodes devoted to this (I think)
Asami will take over Future Industries and Bumi and Kya will be main characters
Bumi wears Pink earmuffs
The characters will all have updated winter looks for the Water Tribe
We will meet Korra’s uncle Unarock (not sure if this is the correct spelling, just what someone posted) supposedly all of Korras family
Cosplay Friday: The Justice LeagueCosplay Friday: The Justice League8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: The Original Superhero Team
The next couple of years promises to be full of comic book superheroes no matter where your allegiance falls in the DC/Marvel divide.
Following in The Avengers’ big screen footsteps, the Justice League of America (JLA) is finally getting its own live-action movie, even though the Justice League came along way before The Avengers were even born. A quick stroll down comic book lane reveals how the JLA got
SilverZeo's Classic DC Comics ContestOkay, it’s been roughly about 2 years since DC Comic performed their reboot, taking away everything we know and love about the characters, and giving back rather less than decent stories about them, as well as some ideas, promotions, and statements that seemed to insult the fans more than they should.SilverZeo's Classic DC Comics Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It’s kinda sad that a company that give us so much, not only in terms of comics, but with shows and movies as well, only to take it all away and give it back as something that is pretty much less than what people loved and remembered about.
After hearing the new of Harley Quin’s less than… dignified artist contest, as well as a rather “wrong” origin story that had her blow up kids across Gotham City in an issue that was released on 9/11, which is also Harley’s actual “birthday”… It made me went back to some of the GOOD stuff from the Batman Animated Series…
And then I thought, other people must feel the same about the re
M. Features Volume 2Hello everyone! :iconlovecuddleplz: Today I have 1 year on dA! yay!! :iconsparklyla-plz:M. Features Volume 23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So I thought to continue with the Mega Features vol 2 today!
Please enjoy & visit the wonderful, inspiring deviants and support the works!
Don't forget to this so that many deviants can see it!
[Star!][Star!][Star!]If you have a deviant you'd want to feature, you're more than welcome to write it below! They might get featured on the next one! [Star!][Star!][Star!]
T h a n k . Y o u . S o . M u c h . F o r . a . W o n d e r f u l . dA . Y e a r !! [Glomp!]
:thumb349757171: A world where we can both be happy by Kumie-san
[Project Tiarella]~Parade of Stars~ by Athena-Erocith + Balloon + by Noi-chi7 Lily Tree by JUS-D :thumb345405709:
EEEEE :'DEdit: 8D there is now a group!EEEEE :'D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just go look at all these awesome Finnedyrs!
So many already ;U; eeee Im so glad so many like them 8D
If you are intrested in making one you can go look at this
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
STRING GAMES - video of progressLA LA LASTRING GAMES - video of progress2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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[CLOSED ] OC CONTEST ! Draw my Criime~ CONTEST CLOSED! Thankyou everyone who participated! Winners will be announced in the near future, so stay tunes sisisi.[CLOSED ] OC CONTEST ! Draw my Criime~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
CONTEST EXTENDED TO JANUARY 10th 2014 DUE TO POPULAR REQUEST
Hello my fair watchers and others who may or may not be interested; I PRESENT YOU AN OC CONTEST. I will be judging this, along with a few friends possibly.
Bear with me here.
Please ask me in the comments below if you are unsure of anything, or wish for more information
☆ Information ☆
Deadline ☆ December 20th 2013 January 10th 2014
Looking for ☆ Drawings, paintings, chibis... etc.
Please do stick to the subject/theme, that is the whole point!
By no means will I tolerate Tracing, stealing, heavy refferencing and any other of the sort. You may only submit work that is YOURS.
There is no limit to entries but please be aware that you can only win once
The entry must be m