Official DeviantArt ContestsAll "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relations run contests and all DeviantArt sponsored contests, unless otherwise stated.Official DeviantArt Contests5 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Anthro Challenge 128 - Family - Deadline February 29, 2015
Here's some highly unappreciated (Very good!) ArtThese deviations were made by very skilled Deviants who, while being very good, have had little to no views. So head on over to their profiles and click "+watch", you won't be dissapointed!Here's some highly unappreciated (Very good!) Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Zero Attack by grievous15
commission - Batgirl, blackwhite version by marciotakaraFighter Bay by SalvadorTrakalBatgirl by leilaleiz
ROGUES! # 5 - Illustration only by RUIZBURGOSWho's afraid of Lightning? by Joanna-VuWORLD WAR M by JoelFebianto
Glowing Full Moon by TemporalvisionsIce Desert I by WojciechDziadosz
Watercolor TechniquesWatercolor Techniques IWatercolor Techniques2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Art Week at projecteducate continues! During Artist's Toolbox weeks, I've published articles dedicated to watercolor tools (Watercolor Equipment I - Basic Tools, Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools). You should go grab your tools now, because the next series of articles will be focusing on painting methods. I sincerely hope these will help you and wish you all happy painting!
Laying a wash
A wash is a large area in a watercolor painting where the paint flow and diffusion have been manipulated to efface individual brushstrokes. Within wash areas, color transitions are usually gradual and span analogous hues. Laying a wash is one of the most satisfying tasks in watercolor painting. Essentials of this s
average pay rates for comic book artists:"Generally, the good graphic novels fetch $100 - $300 per page, although professionals who have been in the industry for a long time can command as much as three times that amount. In fact, one elite illustrator commanded as much as $1,000 a page (on a 22-page comic book)! Most of the popular titles that artists, like David Cassaday, work on are monthly issues, which end up providing him with a six-figure salary. The back-end royalties on merchandise, trade paperbacks and movie royalties are also generous."average pay rates for comic book artists:3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"In 2008, Sean Jordan, founder of Army Ant Publishing, claimed established freelance comic book artists were paid anywhere from $220 to $4,400 per book project, which breaks down to $10 to $200 per page. Pencil and inker artists can ask for $75 to $200 a page. Colorists often fall in the range of $35 to $125, and writers and letterers make $10 to $50 a page. A lucky few dozen famous artists working for to
What to do when you don't know what to draw(This is half for myself)What to do when you don't know what to draw7 months ago in Personal More Like This
So do you ever REALLY want to draw but you have no idea what to draw?
Do you ever REALLY want to draw but its the time of day when your drawing is shit?
Do you ever REALLY want to draw a certain character but you have no idea what to do with them?
Well then hopefully I can maybe try to hopefully attempt to help you.
So I often am stuck on what to draw after I finished a picture or during an art block, here are some tips for that:
1. Pick a character, any character
2. Either Draw REALLY funny stuff with them (a stupid picture or something, really doesnt matter, it just helps)
Or Try experimenting with stuff like:
Scenes from Movies and shows
Quotes from Books and movies
Lyrics from songs
Personality Changes (Optimistic, pessimistic, sadistic, etc.)
Human or animal designs (your character is a cat or something so turn it into a person, or vice versa)
3. Just draw it, You never have to post it if you dont
Jeff VS Laughing JackA wild Laughing Jack has appeared!Jeff VS Laughing Jack3 years ago in Personal More Like This
GO! Jeff the killer!
Jeff used Stab
LJ is unaffected
LJ uses.... some fucked up shit...
!ITS SUPER EFFECTIVE!
Jeff fainted... into a million pieces...
Upcoming Sonic Games/NewsUpcoming Sonic Games/News8 months ago in Personal More Like This
What do you guys think?
:.Update.: wow lol ok let me just state that modern Sonic is not getting replaced permanently. Read here http://www.usgamer.net/articles/whats-next-for-sonic-the-hedgehog-and-friends I know Sonic Boom games or tv show does not interest many, obviously because this was meant to target younger audiences where as the original modern Sonic is for the older ones. but some fans can like both or choose one over the other. That's perfectly fine but please respect one another and let them be exited for this. So no, your childhood won't die nor modern Sonic lol! There's still going to be modern Sonic games but right now we have to be patient (hopefully by his 25th anniversary but right now we can count Sm4sh bros, Mario and Sonic 2016 Rio Olympics and Sonic Runners app for now) Let's not forget we still have a movie confirmed for modern Sonic being de
The dA QuestionnaireHow long have you been on DeviantArt?The dA Questionnaire6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've created this account 5 years ago, but I didn't start actively using it as I do now until 3 years ago. So... 3 years.
What does your username mean?
Oh geez, okay, so when I created this account, I was creating a large Digimon Fan Fiction series. (Don't bother trying to find it here or on my FanFiction account as I never published it.) I had it so it was my friends and my siblings as the next Digidestined; I assigned us all crests and Digimon, and mine was the Crest of Light. I also made it so there was a Ninth and Tenth Digidestined, and the Ninth Digidestined had the Crest of Faith. The Ninth Digidestined was JoJo McDodd from Horton Hears A Who! as he was my obsession back when I wrote the story. (Yeah, my series was this large, poorly written FanFiction with crazy cross-overs. I keep cringing at all the cliches and poor grammar whenever I skim through it... :iconexcaliburfaceplz W
Yo neckbeardsBefore you spout off that science fiction is a "man's" genre, as someone literally just did to me an hour ago, you might want to educate yourself on the genre's actual history.Yo neckbeards2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein and The Last Man all the way back in the 1800's, effectively inventing our modern concept of "mad science" and the "post apocalypse" subgenre, respectively. It was her success that sparked an explosion of fantastical literature with scientific and technological themes, later dubbed "science fiction."
Later, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's wildly successful "The Yellow Wallpaper," hailed as a groundbreaking work of feminism, sparked its own wave of "weird horror" and is cited by H.P. Lovecraft as one of his biggest inspirations, his very writing style practically lifted from Gilman's.
The trends kicked off by Mary Shelley and her imitators eventually grew directly into the pulp science fiction boom of the 1930's, and a great deal of those authors were also women. Nobody kn
Artist Alley First-Timer? What You Need to Know!Artist Alley First-Timer? What You Need to Know!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artist Alley First-Timer? What You Need to Know!
A little advice after my time at the artist alley.
An original article by ArtByMelissaM
Artist Alley: My First Time!
Many of us have been to some form of comic or anime convention and traveled through the artist alley. The first time I ever went to a convention was WonderCon in San Francisco, California, and the first place I stopped was at the artist alley. I remember being so surprised that there was actually a place completely devoted to artists. After browsing through the artist alley and meeting some of the artists, I thought to myself, “One day, you’ll be here, too.” About 5 years later, I was coerced into getting my first artist alley table at Sac-Con in Sacramento, California on March 6th, 2011.
Preparing to have an artist alley table was one of the most stressful thin
***THE LOST KIDS ART CONTEST HAS BEGUN!***LOST KIDS ART CONTEST BEGINS NOW!***THE LOST KIDS ART CONTEST HAS BEGUN!***4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Draw a Lost Kids Cover!
1st Place: $250
2nd Place: $150
[w00t!] 3rd Place: $100 [w00t!]
[Hi!] But wait! That is not all! [Hi!]
All Top Three Winners will have their work as Covers/Variant Covers for the Lost Kids comic books to be published late 2012!
It should also be noted that all three winners will also receive a copy of the comic book their cover will be featured on, just thought I would put this out there
[Bullet; Red] Easy! Draw one or more characters from the Lost Kids universe in any way you imagine (i.e. sketch card, pin-up, B/W, CGI, Digital or Traditional Art, etc)
[Bullet; Red] Artwork must be 11x17in in size and with at least 300dpi
[Bullet; Red] Your layout must leave room for the Lost Kids logo but do not include it in your art.
[Bullet; Red] Check out our website for more information about all the characters and feel
Ubisoft ApologizesUbisoft ApologizesUbisoft Apologizes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bah, I thought I was done with this... but yet here we go again.
Ubisoft apologized for a lack of diversity in their games. They then vowed to try and diversify for future games. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/135500-Ubisoft-CEO-Says-Company-Will-Work-to-Extend-Diversity
See guys? THIS is when all that “social justice warrioring” bullshit pays off. Yes it’s kinda annoying that everyone was bitching about Ubisoft (myself included) for the past week or so... but guess what? All that bitching actually ACHIEVED something! Companies take their reputations very seriously, and noticing that they were getting a lot of shitty press means they’ll work very hard towards turning that around because no company likes to be known as the worse of anything (with the possible exception of EA).
This is also the sort of thing that I think raising a hissy fit on the internet actually works. A lot of people like to say “let the m
Collection: Midnight The Witching HourCollection: Midnight The Witching Hour1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Midnight: The Witching Hour
The midnight hour has always been more than an hour of the day. It is symbolically the inversion of the noon hour’s illuminating sunlight revealing all there is that should be seen and known. Midnight means a cover of darkness to hide certain problematic situations. It is a time for the compromised to meet in desperate rendezvous to pass dire secrets, while the good people dream in the deep sleep of the
The look on Sonic BoomThe look on Sonic Boom2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconminisonicplz::.Update 11/3/2014:.SB Commercial
this is seriously the cutest thing ever XD
:iconminisonicplz::.Update 10/14/2014:.SB Shattered Crystal behind the scenes
About Art TheftI had being seeing a lot of fellow micro makers around complaining about this, this past few weeks, I won't lie, it's a tough pill to swallow it. I don't like to make anything to far from my "sandbox", usually don't involve my personal live on deviant, nor any thing like it. But like I wrote, I saw a lot of times this past few weeks. It happened to me more times that I can count, there are a few ways I see this, and I try to be as comprehensive as I can, because in one way, when I started a lot of year ago, don't remember when, I innocently "stole" other people works, I didn't mean to, I learned the hard way it was wrong, but making micros is hard as hell, I believe that's why there isn't much true micro makers around, I believe it take some time to master the art, you will without you realizing develop your own style, that's why sometimes, even making me upset, I don't ask for credit.About Art Theft6 months ago in Personal More Like This
If I see some micro around, I can see it was made Lomeli, or Alex, or Bailey, etc. so I believe peopl
Six Ways to Earn More CommissionsIf you’re serious about earning an income with your art, then you have to be serious about marketing yourself. If you’re like me, you hate selling… you don’t like rejection, it makes you nervous and you think you’re no good at it. That’s why we’re artists and not salesmen. Fortunately marketing yourself is kind of an art form. Although I don’t have all the answers, I’d like to share a little of what I’ve learned about the art of marketing ourselves.Six Ways to Earn More Commissions5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Be Seen: First, make it easy for people to find you. Create a deviation with a list of the different kinds of commissions you offer, with a sample and a price for each. Put this deviation near the top of your profile so that everyone knows you’re open for commissions. Here’s mine as an example:
Join commission groups where people looking for commissions can find you. Many commission groups will expect you to have a commission s
The Good Dinosaur Fan Art Contest WinnersThe Good Dinosaur Fan Art Contest Winners3 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Contest PageTrailerView EntriesOfficial Rules13+ U.S. Only
DeviantArt and Disney/Pixar invited you to draw the loyal and lovable characters of The Good Dinosaur, and the winners are in! Our panel of judges selected the best and brightest entries, highlighting the pieces that captured Arlo an
Pixel Commissions Cl0s3dFinally decided how I'm going to do these pixel commissions 8DD Please think of the prices as 100 points = 1 dollar so the price seems more reasonable <3Pixel Commissions Cl0s3d10 months ago in Personal More Like This
MONEY GOEZ TO GETTIN A SCANNER :icontearplz: edit**** MAH GOAL WAS REACHED THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH
Shoulder and Up Pixel
1000 (animation included)
Koneko by Pyoki
Full body free-fall Pixel
1500 (additional cost may apply with complex design and/or complex animation)
-THEY WILL ALL HAVE A FALLING POSE i lied some don't
Custom Breaking Bad FiguresCustom Breaking Bad Figures4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last year I sculpted up a few portraits of Bryan Cranston as Walter White from my favorite show "Breaking Bad". I was finally able to put the finishing touches on 3 custom figures of Walt, all of which were given to the creators of the show this past week.
It's been a helluva lot of fun, and a tremendous thrill to get to meet the artists behind this terrific show that has been so inspiring to me. Kinder people you will not meet!
So here's a look at the finished custom figures. These were pieced together from various sources, using Hot Toys bodies, and clothes I found on ebay and then altered. The heads were all painted by some talented friends of mine, and they really brought Walt to life. It's been a lot of work to try and piece these together in my free time, but I really enjoyed doing it.
ps- A random winner was chosen from my last giveaway. I'll do another giveaway in the coming months, I'm sure. thanks!
I LOVE MY LIFE(but I want to suicide,deal with it)Konbanwa Minna!! (if you are in Europe)I LOVE MY LIFE(but I want to suicide,deal with it)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Konnichiwa!! (if you are in other countries)
How are you? Hope good >w>
Today I had a very good day, why?
I was with my psychologist today.
I talked about my problems, yes, but we talked about my passions and hobbies too.
I told her that I want to be a dubber when I'm grown up.
She wanted to hear my songs (mostly Vocaloid's songs covers and anime's openings).
After that she told me that I'm very talented, and that she'll talk about me to one friend of her (he was a dubber, and now he work as a director of a school of dubbing) for let me try something in that school.
Oh my my my Sweden I'm soooo happy ;w;
After this she wanted to see my draws.
I've showed her some draws of my...and what?
She said that I'm very good.
(Lol I watched her like "Hey, are you kidding me? All my draws are such a shame")
She wanted me in a "I don't remember what kind of project was" thing.
I only remember that is like a little contest.
A contest of draw.
1 year in and some things I've learnedWell I have been drawing consistently for 1 year. I have improved a great deal but am still no where near my end goal. I am still working on it and understand it's a marathon and I am getting there 1 step at a time. In this last year I have learned a lot of things, some of which I am gonna pass on to anyone reading this that is just starting out.1 year in and some things I've learned1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It really doesn't matter which one you are using, a wooden #2 is really all you need. A mechanical can be nice starting if you really want that sharp point but after a while you realize a sharp point is not always what you want. A clutch is cool too but it's really just a wooden pencil without the wood. I mostly use my clutch, well just because I bought it but there are plenty of greats on youtube and else where that just use a good old wooden #2
You're just starting, do you really need a box full of 2h's-8b's? No, no you don't. Why would you? You haven't learned anything yet and a simple #2 HB is really all you need. Us
============= CALENDAR 2012!!!Hello, people!============= CALENDAR 2012!!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I submitted new photocalendar for 2012 - it features 12 high quality photos of animals
I hope you will enjoy it
You can download the calendar for free (I just hope somebody will like to donate few USD to my email@example.com paypal account, so I can visit more ZOOs), or you can buy official dA version
I just ask: please, fav the calendar, so I can spread it
If you inform your friends or watchers, it would be helpful too!
Here you can see, WHICH photos are included in the calendar - they are, of course, WITHOUT that watermark!
Season 4 starts tomorrowHey Guys,Season 4 starts tomorrow3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Season 4 starts tomorrow at 8 with our first
half hour special. Exit 9B.