Drawing tips - tutorialHello watchersDrawing tips - tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some people ask me how I learned to draw and what tips I can give them! So I wrote a tutorial and hope it will help! Here are my tips for you to become a better drawer!
First of all a good drawing stands with good materials. Good paper (no copy paper) and good pencils. If you're not sure, the expensive ones are mostly pretty good! For graphite I use Staedtler Mars Lumograph and for colour Faber-Castell "Polycromos".You need to use different numbers of pencils: 4H for very light areas and 6B for the dark areas. A big contrast in a drawing makes a better drawing! You can't make a good drawing with one HB pencil. You need a 6B or 4B to create more depth in the drawing.Choose a good picture. The greatest drawer in the world can't make a good drawing from a bad picture. A high-resolution image is necessary to see all the details! Next to the high-resolution, it has to be an interesting picture. The result could be a beautiful drawing, however a boring image wouldn't attract a
Iron Man 3 on youtubeHello watchers, I just wanted to share my new youtube video with you! Here it is!Iron Man 3 on youtube2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sonic Archie's FutureOk! Let's get this started. First off, there is this big debate on the redesigns of the SatAM cast; Bunnie, Nicole, Rotor, Antoine, and the most discussed, Sally.Sonic Archie's Future2 years ago in Personal More Like This
NOW, people are complaining on the redesigns because they're either taking away certain features of a character or adding features. BUT, let's not forget this is coming after the Megaman crossover and Eggman AGAIN went and messed things up! So, let's say the redesigns are only the aftermath of the crossover. They might not even be permanent!
However, people are still flipping their lids wither it's Bunnie and the return of her cyborg parts, Nicole looking like Blaze, (no comment for Rotor), Antoine ditching his coat, and Sally being fully clothed.
Now, some are disliking Ant.'s redesign because he has formality and apparently the coat is his trademark and a lot dislike Sally's redesign because, let's just say her design looks a lot like one of Amy's outfits with shirt, pants, gloves, bangles and what not. It might also be bec
Teen Titans: Birthmark Screenshots!For some time now, I've been wanting to do a picture of Raven from the Teen Titan's episode "Birthmark". Somehow I've just not gotten to it. Well today I decided to fix that, and started looking for some screenshots from the show for research. And...ugh. Nearly every screenshot I found was worthless. Having no choice, I pulled out my Season 4 DVD of Teen Titans and decided to grab some shots myself. (I even photoshopped a few images that were camera panning shots to make one image) Since it was a process, and maybe others have had this same frustration, I decided to upload a few of my shots for everyone. Hope this helps out! Enjoy.Teen Titans: Birthmark Screenshots!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Win a free drawing + Summer ContestHey everyone!Win a free drawing + Summer Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm writing this journal to inform you about 2 new and exciting projects, which are the following:
How to Win a Free drawing
Win a Free Drawing!
Several months ago I came up with the idea to raffle a drawing in exchange of dA Points. Each dA point stands for a raffle ticket. So the more points you donate, the higher the chances will be to win a free drawing.
My new raffle donation pool can be found on my dA mainpage:
Winner of my first Raffle
On January the 21st I started my first dA Point donation pool, which was a great success!
I am happy to announce the winner of a free drawing, who is #489, which is connected to dA point #489, donated by:
Congratulations!! I will get in touch with you to discuss the detai
Dreams Contest *CLOSED*In this contest, you will need to create a surrealistic image or piece of literature. It does not matter what art form you use to do this. All that matters is that it is surrealistic.Dreams Contest *CLOSED*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is surrealism?
It is the use of art to create a "dream like" image or piece of literature.
Does it cost anything to enter the contest?
Not at all! I hope many people enter the contest.
Can I enter more than one piece of art?
You can enter a maximum of 2 pieces, however, you can not win a first and second (or third) prize. The best of the two would be chosen for which ever place you had won.
When is the end date?
The end date is JANUARY 6, 2014 @ MIDNIGHT (Central Time - 12:00 AM)
Winner(s) will be announced 1 week after end date.
1.) The piece of art HAS to be surrealistic.
2.) You can only submit TWO pieces into the contest.
3.) It has to be an original piece made for this contest.
4.) Other than that, let your mind run wild! The sky is the limit.
On The Subject of LabelsOne of the recurring comments given in my previous journal was "Why do we need to label ourselves at all?", or words to that effect. There are many of you who believe NO-ONE needs a label.On The Subject of Labels4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I both agree and disagree.
I agree, because I think you're right that we don't need to define to ourselves what we are by putting a label on it. I shouldn't say to myself "I'm gay. Therefore, I only am attracted to women." I think that if, in your head, you have a defined, labelled view of what you are, you start conforming yourself around that label. I'm sure many of you have heard stories of men and women who came out, then later admitted to feeling pressured into staying gay because they'd defined themselves as such to so many people. Conforming yourself around a social definition like that cannot be healthy.
But at the same time, I disagree against the idea that we don't need labels in this world at all. We do need them... we just don't need to place extensive mean
Heart Art Submissions Open!Heart Art Curator IcesisHeart Art Submissions Open!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Submit HeartArt Here
Submit your 3 most positive deviations to the current Heart Art folder, and you might earn points and features! You have two opportunities each month to participate, once in Week 1 and again in Week 3. Don't delay! Check out the activity guide for more information ♥
Two votes are needed to have your work added to the folder. Please consider what you are submitting. Hearts, smiles, love, happy emotion, laughter, red, etc are just a few of the things you can submit (so many more possibilities), but simply cute or well done submissions that don't appear to be "HeartArt Material" will be declined.
100 point Giveaway by me! (CLOSED)Hey! I decided to end the giveaway early 'cause I highly doubted that anyone else would join Thanks everyone for playing, and here are the winners!!!! (I used random.org to choose the winners :3)100 point Giveaway by me! (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st place with 30 is Official-Fallblossom!!!
2nd place with 25 is Lil-Hawk!!!
3rd place with 20 is MiritCaspi!!!
4th place with 15 is Wilku333!!!
5th place with 10 is ChameleonGirl-Andrea!!!
Thanks everyone for playing!
Update! Read below
Hey guys, I've decided to hold a giveaway!
Follow all rules!
Favorite this journal! This is how I'll keep track of entries
[Bullet; Pink] Create a poll/journal advertising the giveaway! Then please leave a comment with it! I will check when I draw the winning number! You will not win any [Points] if you skip this step!
Letter for my dear watcher!Hey!Letter for my dear watcher!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is :iconpixiecold: speaking, the sister of sanguisgelidus!
Like you all probably know, my brother is currently serving a mission in Switzerland. (If you dont know about it, you can have a look here: ( http://sanguisgelidus.deviantart.com/art/I-will-be-leaving-dA-for-two-years-364688505 )
He has already been there for a month, so there are still 23 month to go, as the mission will be for 2 years! He wrote me something via letter, which he wants to share with you:
„Hey my awesome watcher and friends!
Woow, it has already been almost a month since i left home to serve on this mission! Leaving my beloved famaly, my friends and my secound home called: „Devianart" was a though decision! The first days on my mission were hard! But the more i am staying here, the more i feel how this experience changes myself as a person and also changes the lives o
Good News StoriesReading through the BBC yesterday and today, there's a lot of doom and gloom, despite being so close to Christmas, which is one of our most festive seasons!Good News Stories4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I went on a search for GOOD news to share with you all. Here are my favourites (edited to be shorter, but you can search their titles on Google for more info!)
Once homeless Miami man earns a Masters degree
After several arrests, drug addiction and being homeless, a Miami man has overcome the odds to graduate from FIU with a Master's degree in social work.
Out of thousands of graduates, only one -- 50-year-old Aaron Alvin Sr. -- got a standing ovation at Tuesday night's graduation ceremony.
"I wanted to make sure I was in a position to help people and so I went ahead and got my Master's," Alvin said. "I just continued to pursue something that was bigger and better and ended up here."
Alvin was arrested several times for drugs, grand theft auto, and domestic violence. He was also homeless for a time.
He said he never,
Another Watchers Feature Phoenix in a fiery light by queenofeagles Red by dreamcatcher626 I am a cat :3 by RosieMilan Carnage Fan Art by mohammedAgbadi Doctor Who Redesign by AnieedAnother Watchers Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mr Frog by quiescentt [AT] - Shingeki no Kyojin - Annie Ready to Fight ! by CaptainMisuzu Usual look by withinmeloveresides1 Wyvern by Trinkenki Dragons-Incomplete by Fishcake-Chan-XP Le Rouge by lillior Innocent Bambi by xEuTerPeX Mute gun by DianaVVolf Wild child III by thedaydreaminggirl
POINTS RAFFLE TODAY ONLY! CHINESE NEW YEAR !HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!POINTS RAFFLE TODAY ONLY! CHINESE NEW YEAR !2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FAVE THIS JOURNAL TO ENTER AND LEAVE A COMMENT <3
I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH MANY PEOPLE WILL RECEIVE A RANDOM AMOUNT OF POINTS <3
Personal: Ph.D. archieved!Hello friends,Personal: Ph.D. archieved!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm usually not posting personal stuff on dA anymore (see my Twitter for daily life babble), but there's something major I want to share with all of you.
Those following me for a bit longer might still remember that I was working towards my doctorate during the recent 2-3 years. Well, I'm done! I achieved my Ph.D. with A-grades and was awarded with MAGNA CUM LAUDE (latin for 'with great praise').
That means I'm now officially a doctor (not in medicine, if you might wonder)! How amazing is that?
Thank you everyone who followed me during the years! We somehow made it there together - so please fell hugged! Thank you for your support!!
27Shoot, its that time of the year again where for unknown reasons random people start saying 'Happy Birthday' to me. Yes it is true, I am another year closer to death (Ry is really optimistic sometimes isnt he?). WELL its all good, I mean I just wanna take a minute to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday, today has been quite pleasant actually. Received many gifts from fellow Ryceballs, some nice messages, and I did a little Livestream that I think people quite enjoyed and had a good laugh. All going well so far. So yes, 27 years down, what a life! Well since today is my special day, I have decided to take you guys for a ride in the Life of Ry journey, what was Ry doing 5 years ago? 10 years ago? 20 years ago?! Lets start from the year I was born.272 years ago in Personal More Like This
1986: Ry came out of his mother's womb with crayon in his hands.
1987: Ry's first word was "RYYYYYYYYYRYYYY!!" In fact thats all he could say the whole year.
1988 (Accidentally skipped a year and ad
Hair Tutorial...This is the tutorial that so many of you have request for, this is a step by step on how I paint my hair in my paintings. I have used Clara’s beautiful face from my painting “Clara from Journey to the centre of the Tardis (below)” I have removed all of her hair and have painted without any references Clara with blonde hair in a style that came to my head. I wanted to show you all just how easy it is to paint volume realistic hair.Hair Tutorial...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
With my Eye, Nose and Mouth tutorial, you can learn to do a realistic face to paint the hair on but I have also included a template from my Clara painting without any hair so you can download it and follow my step by step method and paint the beautiful hair yourself.
I hope you all like this one If you have time please leave a comment, fav it or add me to your Watch list or even comment back with a thumbnail of your painting. I hope that y
I Respect Every ArtistJust as the title pretty much says... I respect every artist and their work. I never think of myself highly over anyone. My art is not perfect. Many times I'm in tears of frustration of trying to get anything I do to look right (or at least close enough to looking ok). I have low self confidence anyway and I see all the flaws I do in every single one of my pieces that distract me from seeing what is actually good about it.I Respect Every Artist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
~ Who's art do you think is better? Mine or yours?
Please don't ask me this question. I hate it when people ask me this. I have no opinions in regard to this matter because every artist is at their own skill level, and thus are always looking for ways to improve, whether it takes them a while or not before they actually hone on their skills. I never think my art is better than anyone else's. We're all artists together in the fact of trying to get better with our skills and that we look to each other for inspiratio
New 'Doctor Who': It's Peter CapaldiThe Scottish-born actor becomes the 12th actor to play the British sci-fi icon.New 'Doctor Who': It's Peter Capaldi2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And the sonic screwdriver goes to Peter Capaldi.
The Scottish actor was named the new star of the British sci-fi franchise Doctor Who on Sunday during a live broadcast on BBC America. He will replace the departing Matt Smith, whose time in the time-traveling police box the TARDIS ends later this year.
"It's so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer," said Capaldi, a lifelong fan of the show. "I haven't played Doctor Who since I was 9 on the playground."
Capaldi, 55, becomes the 12th man to play the Doctor since the cult show debuted in 1963 with star William Hartnell and the fourth Time Lord since executive producer Russell T Davies rebooted Doctor Who in 2005, following Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Smith.
Executive producer Steven Moffat had considered Capaldi when they were casting the 11th Doctor. "There comes a right time for the right person to play it," he said.
"We all had the same
Let the Buyer BewareLatest UPDATELet the Buyer Beware2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anna V. Rossen has closed her facebook today - suddenly!!! I wonder what she'll do with this page on DA??!!
Keep your eyes open because she'll claim to be someone else next.
edited to add:
she wrote to me on Facebook - and she's playing stupid. If anyone remembers what Fagarazzi looks like - and wants to see the pic she has posted under Rossen site (which she probably has taken down by now - along with any mention of coming from Croatia rather than Paris as she has been telling everyone) let me know by note and i can email you a copy so you can see.
She pretended she never heard of alexandra v bach (ravendusk) - more lies.
What gets me more is this interview:
so PLEASE everyone make sure to comment under this journal (above link) and let as many people know as you can -- this does not deserve praise - but to be stoppe
Naruto 623...AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWNaruto 623...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And that is my review xxx
The AMV Contest Results!What you've all been waiting for! It took long deliberation and was a difficult decision, but I finally decided on the winners of the contest!The AMV Contest Results!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the end, it came down to three big qualifiers - Filmography, Artwork, and Which Ones I Enjoyed Watching Most. XD
First off, I'd like to say - that to everyone who entered the contest, the wonderful :iconNebulartis: offered to donate a simple lineart piece as a prize for EVERYONE who entered. Sort of like a participation ribbon - but with her awesome artwork, it's WAY better than a ribbon. XD So even if you didn't win, you still get a prize! Send her a note to tell her what you'd like.
So, to begin, first we have three honorable mentions. All three were very good, but unfortunately we didn't have places for them. But I still want to recognize them in some way, because all were great entries! And I decided to give them a simple chibi doodle from me, a sketch, as a prize for honorable mention.
Our first honorable mention is:
PokeCollab: Hoenn is complete!Thanks to DILAGO for putting it all together! Here it is guys! Looks awesome!PokeCollab: Hoenn is complete!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thanks again for participating! Looking forward to more activities with you awesome guys!
Hello fellow deviants! So me and DILAGO have this cool idea of a collaboration and we want you guys, the community, to be involved! It'll be fun! We got the idea from ItsJustin, where he and many artists collabed to draw all Generation 1 Pokémon. They will be doing it again this time for Generation 2, starting this month. So we thought it would be fun to do Generation 3, as a way to revive Hoenn because I know we all miss Hoenn and the Pokémon, and it deserves a remake.
Got nothing to do? Join us fellow deviants in this collaboration. Spare some time before Pokémon X and Y are released.
So here's how it goes, just go to this
So someone met my cousin? :DSo tonight my Mom runs in - having gotten a call from my grandma - who had just heard this story from my cousin.So someone met my cousin? :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My younger cousin just started high school as a freshman. In one of her classes, they were going around the room talking about their favorite books. AND ONE PERSON, you know who you are, had his copy of The Arcandin with him and said that was his favorite book! Much to my cousin's surprise, since she's, y'know, cousins with the author of said book. XD
Naturally this is just really cool to me - I mean, small world, am I right? Plus someone, bless their heart, saying The Arcandin is their favorite book. I mean...rough, flawed and unpolished as the book is, a handful of you wonderful folks still like Topaz and his story. <:'3 Warms my heart.
SO which one of you eight people who bought the book met my cousin? I want to high-five you. Through the internet.
Apple Black is finished!the moment we all have been waiting for, no excuses!. despite school and other personal stuff, i have finished apple black, 50 pages chapter one: freedom day. which is a pilot/one-shot that continues obviously no matter what. all that is left is making the cover, I've also been working on some underground stuff that i will Talk about later. stay tuned for more folks. I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED!! are ya?! its been a long time coming from strawberry black to what it is today, tempted to upload my crappy black pages from '09 and 2010 showing my failed attempts at making the manga/comic..lol.Apple Black is finished!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
instagram photo of page 50, second to the last panel: