The F Word # 10The F Word # 104 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The F Works
Welcome to the 10th in the series of The F Word. Recently I asked my watchers in a poll about their one favourite work by an artist in deviantART, with a reason as to why they chose it, even if it wasn't mandatory. I also have a few more wonderful works to feature as well along with some other information around dA including contests!
jcroxas suggested :
"The image is soooo sweet I love their fun and full of love emotions and the wackiness of the image truly magical and lovely! "
alexandrasalas suggested :
"I think this is an absolutely brilliant concept, with a very cute and detailed execution. "
elecyan suggested :
"It really makes you think, like how death is trying to grab you but you h
Why speedpaint?!Hey guys!! Here are the videos for the week! First one is a speedpaint I did earlier this week, and the second is a narrated and longer version where I try to explain the whys and the whats of speedpainting.....poorlyWhy speedpaint?!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Have a great weekend!
The most amazing thing happened today!This morning, a guy rand my doorbell and i thought that was a little weird because i wasn't expecting anyone. He said he has a delivery for me with 2 tubes from deviantART. I was really surprised because i didn't remember giving my address (it was such a long time ago that i did probably) or didn't remember ordering anything and only until i opened them did i realize they were print gifts from my wishlist! But i have no idea who sent them :icontearyguyplz: They were both prints of this artworkThe most amazing thing happened today!9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
and i am not sure if there were too separate people who sent them (they appear to have been sent at different times) or one person. BUT WHOEVER YOU ARE THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU WONDERFUL PERSON!
The prints are amazing looking! Kudos to deviantART because the quality of the print is astonishing the prints are on material not paper and that not only makes them more durable but it also has a very neat oil painting feel to it.
This just made my week! I will
Where to get started before you can apply for workThere is no such thing as suddenly knowing when you are ready to turn yourWhere to get started before you can apply for work1 year ago in Personal More Like This
passion into your profession. But there is a way of measuring your chances on being
able to get work and eventually sustain a living from it.
Accepting commissions or freelance for low payment won't help you. You can think any penny counts, but it will lower the worth of your work and damage the market.
How to measure that you are ready?
You probably have high goals, but they are usually not your first step. You must search out the clients who can be that first step. Often found in the card game industry, book cover illustrations and smaller game company's.
Look at the artwork shown by a company such as the card game company: Fantasy Flight games. Compare your skills with the average of their artworks. If it matches yours, you will have a chance. However, keep in mind that those artworks had been done in a limited timeframe, usually within 12 hour
500 points giveaway WINNERS! (CLOSED)The winners are:500 points giveaway WINNERS! (CLOSED)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
300 points: shindianaify
100 points: HelenaRoseCross
100 points: Epic-Mango
Congratulations to all three!
And thanks all for participating, this was a lot of fun. I'll definitely be doing this again some other time
(For information I used random.org to pick out the winners)
I decided (a while ago) to do a give away, so now I'm finally doing it This is open to everyone!
I will be giving away 500 points in total:
- One person will get 300 points.
- Two persons will get 100 points each.
What do you have to do?
Just fav this journal! That's all you have to do.
You don't have to watch me or anything, but if you have time please take a look at my gallery at least^^ If you like my stuff, I'd be happy for a watch.
I don't want anyone to w
I HATE THIS ACCOUNT...You're on the DA front page, browsing as much as you can. You try to soak in all the different varieties of great art from photography to paintings, the colors and skills that many of the different artists are pleasing and impressive for the most part.I HATE THIS ACCOUNT...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's when you run into it.
A black monolithic square box that almost takes up all your monitor space when you look at it. It's huge, unappealing, artistic only to a hardcore Andy Warhol, and it has a message it want to share with you. A "cry" for help that screams like a teenager who watches too much angsty anime and listens to too much Linkin Park and Evanescence. You wonder who the hell made this ugly travesty and how it got to the TOP of the most popular in the last eight hours category.
You click to the artist's gallery: THEY'RE EVERYWHERE, And all of them have immense amounts of views and likes. Comments are not allowed on any of them. Those who speak their mind and dislike this account are blocked.
This atrocity is known as Dev
F.A.Q - new and improvedF.A.Q - new and improved5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Frequently Asked Questions
welcome to my f.a.q! since i get a looooot of questions via deviantart and e-mail i've deemed it necessary to write this up, to save time but also give people the information they want in a quick and easy way. this f.a.q is the same one as on loish.net, except with some additional information specifically intended for deviantart. since it is a lot of information i've divided the f.a.q into categories, here is an overview:
1. Digital art
General information, plus tips and techniques relating to my digital artwork.
2. Other activities
Info about drawing traditionally, my animation work and my web designs.
3. Education and work
Pay Equity Scandal Rocks Superhero WorldSharePay Equity Scandal Rocks Superhero World6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Pay Equity Scandal Rocks Superhero World
Catwoman Leaks Justice League Contract Details to deviantART
Robin Tops Wonder Woman
Catwoman Leaks Justice League Contract Details to deviantART
Robin Tops Wonder Woman
Overstreet Catwoman by AdamHughes
This morning the Today Page Editorial Team was reading through Mike Fleeman’s coverage on The Wrap discussing Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsugihara’s press conference this week where he revealed the DC Comics m
400 points giveaway + more!! [closed]edit: Alright! this giveaway is now over! So many people joined, goodness!! Sorry to all those who didn't win!! But don't worry I'll make more giveaways in the futures! I also have more than 750 watchers which is CRAZY! I don't know why so many people are watching me xD but thank you!! ;w;400 points giveaway + more!! [closed]8 months ago in Personal More Like This
ANYWAYS! on to the winners!
1. 300 Sachii-chan
2. 100 Kidakins
3. pixel background YukiAtem12
congrats to the winners! I'll send the points right away ;u; (and notes)
again, sorry to those who didn't win, I'll make more in the future!
Oh yeah! I took screen shots in case you don't believe me, or if people unfave this journal because it's over!!
check my stash right here --> http://sta.sh/21b9yv6x2ny3?edit=1
edit: Wow! I woke up to almost 600 faves! So I'll add two more prizes!!
And for some reason, I almost have 600 watchers too! :'O Wow I got like 80+ overnight! Seriously, thank you all ;A;
Drawing References & ResourcesUpdated: Aug 13 2012Drawing References & Resources7 years ago in Personal More Like This
EVEN MOAR SKIN SWATCHES!
The best way to improve is to draw from real life. That's the best way to learn. If you don't know how to draw a certain angle of a hand or an arm, you shouldn't fudge it, you should always look it up and figure out how to draw it right. Hiding the hands behind the body is a no-no, people! The proof of bsing is easy to see: http://neofox.deviantart.com/journal/ART-knowledge-is-power-282518336
But often it's very hard to weed through the crap to find good stock to use as reference. So here I am, doing the work for you and naming some helpful resources.
I've been teaching my friend Kitteh how to draw, so I'm learning first hand just what steps to take to improve.
There's one very special thing you must do to improve. With this special thing you can go from amateur to pro. And that's PRACTICE. You can get all the references and tutorials you want, buy all the books, save all the tutorials and referenc
tipthe secret to painting is to add red.tip2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and if that doesn't work, add a whole bunch of other colours.......
.....then add red
PE Interview with =agnes-cecileSilvia is, without any doubt, one of the most marking figures of this site. Many thousands love her works and some artists consider her to be the role model of their artistic life. Instead of rambling about how she is a popular figure of this site, i decided to show you what other people think of her.PE Interview with =agnes-cecile3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Green-EyedGhost says: "Her art is inspiring, emotional, brilliant, incredible, indescribable. Her every single work is what actually can be called art. She always inspires me, she is the most amazing artist I've ever seen in my life!"
airheadOMer completes: "...she has a brilliant and copious use of color. All her work is very intricate and lavish while remaining fairly luminous and simple. It has a wonderful flow to it and is, basically, quite beautiful. She has ineffable talent and her work shows that."
With this being said, let's see what agnes-cecile has to say!
You are a very succ
EMERGENCYLadies and gentlemen, please lend me your ear. Although I am not allowed to say exactly why, I need your help.EMERGENCY2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You see, today I was hit by a bombshell. Things are very bad right now and I need help to get the word out about my tutoring business. Basically, I need to get work ASAP or I am royally screwed in ways you can't imagine.
I will be teaching basic Japanese and advanced English via Skype. Lessons are IDEALLY $30 an hour, but I am willing to negotiate and there are free consults where I will have a video chat on Skype with the student in the language they want lessons in to see what level they are at. The hours are flexible and go from Monday to Friday, and payments can be either all in advance or half first and half after the week's lessons are complete. I'm aiming to work a MINIMUM of 5 hours a day during weekdays. Also, once I start earning more money, I'll be mailing gifts to hard working students using a percentage of my own earnings. Anyone that is interested, please note me
RoF Feature: Rise from the DeadRoF Feature: Rise from the Dead1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Rise from the Dead
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Thralls to the 7th Throneby Cryptcrawler
Transcendental Deity Regularby neisbeis
Queen of the Dead Artby Artgerm
Dark Armyby thiennh2
Quick way to make perfect perspective grids.Hey everyone, I just put up a new video on how to create physically accurate perspective grids in 2 minutes or less. A lot of people, including myself, tend to just eyeball it or make a best guess, but with these methods you can make them accurate to camera with very little effort. Enjoy!Quick way to make perfect perspective grids.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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Freezing by StefanyKK4.52 - Frozen by head-in-the-cloudwinter wonderland. by simoendliSend Light by solefield
winter beech forest by mescamesh
freeze. by blushybubu
Dairy December Mists by NataliaDrepina Rest by TheCameraGirl Let it Snow by Kara-a
Painting with values - TutorialHeyy guyss just wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for all the birthday wishes, while there was no way I could reply to all of them, I certainly read them all!Painting with values - Tutorial1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You guys are awesome
Second news of the day: I updated my Youtube channel art AND name, yes name, to better match the art tutorial website I've been working on with a couple friends in the past months.
Anyways, I say everything that I can in this video, check it out!
And here is a tutorial on painting with values, hope you like!
My deviantART StoryIt has now been over 10 years since I first decided to join deviantART and little did I know then, this decision would end up forging my entire life and career.My deviantART Story9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I wish I remembered exactly how it all started, but I'm going to go with my best guess and say I heard about it from another student when I started college back when I had just turned 18. Up until then I had been using various art forums such as wcreplays.com, animex.com, sijun.com and cgsociety.org so the discovery of a portfolio website was a pretty cool thing.
I started posting on here and got moderate attention, I had been drawing for a long time at that point so my art was in a state where it was at least interesting to look at. If anything it was a fantastic place to get inspiration and look at art from amazingly talented artists.
It wasn't until I decided to color the line-art for the following piece that everything really started.
October 2013The Digital Art TeamOctober 20131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Drawings & Paintings and Mixed Media
Photomanipulation and Mixed Media
Photomanipulation and Mixed Media
3 Dimensional Art and Stereoscopy
Text & Typography
Sci-Fi and Space Art
Digital Art groups
:icondigitalists: :iconcrphotomanipulation: :iconcrtextandtypography: :icontypoholics: :iconpixelcommunity: :icon3dmodeling: :iconthevexelgroup: :iconthevectorgroup: :iconmattespacing: :iconapophysis:
Want to join the team?
Check the current openings and the instructions to appl
Artist Info: How to Price Commissions"The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried"Artist Info: How to Price Commissions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is an informative journal to help artists determine fair pricing for commissions, based on my recent poll. I will update this as needed to include new information as it comes in.
This is part of an 'Information Series of journals
- Stand your ground, know your worth!
- [now reading]
- Artist Info: Conducting yourself professionally
- Client/Buyer info: How to go about commissioning an artist.
BIG FAT DISCLAIMER
When Whales Fly - A FeatureWhen Whales Fly - A Feature8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
"In dreams everything is possible... you may look at the sunrise, but at the same time there is a night above you. Most distant planets can become closest ones. You may run on the water and fly like a bird. World can become opposite, where sea animals start to fly and breathe the air. It's a place where your fantasy and imagination becomes free." - tincek-marincek
when whales fly by Sydsir
Cetus by kitsune23star
Float by KevKeaf
Flying whale by CandyMountainClimber
flying whale by umbrella4c
Midnight Whales by tamaraR
Twisted Space by 2StreetsDown
Flying Whales ! by Alex0998
The Opposite of Speed Painting (by Matt Kohr)If youtube viewers (in general) have decided that speed painting is awesome, what must the opposite be? Is painting slowly a waste of time? In this post I'll argue that painting slowly not only saves time, but creates much better results.The Opposite of Speed Painting (by Matt Kohr)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Allure of Speed Painting
I've talked about this particular issue in previous videos, so I'll be brief here. In short, speed paint videos create a very unrealistic expectation for art-making. Art takes time. Period. Not only are these youtube videos showcasing a sub-optimal painting method, they're also speeding up the playback to an absurd degree. It's totally understandable that a new digital artist might feel disheartened at the slow pace of their own mark-making after watching such videos. So if you're in this boat - you're not alone. The video below elaborates on this issue, as well as painting 'silhouettes' (and other visual development shorthand). So if
BJD Doll FAQBJD Doll FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please read this if you are interested to learn more about the dolls I photograph. I dont have time to keep answering the same questions over and over again >_< I will be updating this journal entry as time goes on. Feel free to add a question in the comments section and I will try to answer it.
❤ BASICS ❤
What are these dolls?
They are BJD - ball jointed dolls. If you search Google with those keywords you will get plenty of results with companies and other info about them. This is the Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball-jointed_doll. Also this LJ answers some questions too http://bjd-wtf.livejournal.com/ . If you want to learn more, I would suggest Den of Angels forum (http://www.denofangels.com/forums/).
Do you make them?
No I don't make the actual doll, I don't sculpt it. I am a customizer, I paint their faceups. I am basically a makeup artist for resin dolls. You can find the link to my commission shop
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi