A question I get a lot.I get this question a lot. ( six times in the past two days)A question I get a lot.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
How can I draw like you?
This is my point of you on this question.
Once again.. this is just MY opinion, and not everybody will agree with it.. but.. here it is
I'd probably not recommend you try to emulate my style or my way or working.
What I would recommend though is that you try to go outside and sketch, sketch people in the street, people walking, sitting, getting up, taking off their clothes or putting them back on, people hugging, people fighting, people in conversation in a group, people on the bus, swimming, dancing, eating, ( lot's of eating as it is pretty hard to convey exactly the feeling of eating), sleeping, people thinking... If you want to tell stories, most of your images should have people thinking.. that's what is going to make your images come alive.
Use a tablet if you have one, a sharpie, a pastel, a rock dipped in ink..anything that can make a mark.
The tool is cool, but secondary.. first.. you n
Member Feature topic: Phoney Photos Member Feature topic: Phoney PhotosMember Feature topic: Phoney Photos9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
We all love cameras that have all kinds of fancy options, because, who wouldn't?! But many of us find ourselves in situations where we didn't have an awesome camera with us, but did have a handy-dandy camera on our mobile phone and got a great shot.
Over at Photo--Assignment, we asked our members to share their best photo taken with a mobile phone. Many photographers will tell you that it's not the camera that make a photo great but the one behind it.
Feel free to share your own mobile phone photo below in the comments section. Enjoy!
Sony Ericsson W380i
Lg Envy Touch
CT WIPs - TVB The UnfinishedAlmost forgot to start this journal! I want to release every unfinished TVB song I have to you guys so I'm obviously gonna need a new pic of the bandCT WIPs - TVB The Unfinished2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Concept: So the songs aren't all polished up or done, yet I want to release them for download anyway. Draw band members Rion, Abbey and Gibson in a way that reflects that.
Canvas size: 1000x1500 at 100dpi.
Brush used for sketching: Pencil sketch (16x16) scaled at .40, brush dynamics: Pressure - Opacity and Size.
Their hair is unkempt and they're not fully dressed; you can see their underwear.
Even though Gibson is considered the leader of the band, as the shortest, Abbey is in the middle for composition's sake.
Facial expressions should sum up each member. Uncertainty, neutral, and outgoing.
Neutral stance for them all because I love those indie album covers with th
links + resourcesjust a quick new journal design so that you guys can easily access contact info + resources! i tend to update my facebook and blog more often than my deviantart journal, so be sure to keep an eye on those if you are curious about what i'm up to :]links + resources6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Brush and Ink- my Tools and Basic TechniqueA lot of people have asked me since I started posting more inkwork what tools I use, and I am SUPREMELY happy to spread the word, but I feel like it needs to come with a disclaimer on USAGE for the tools I'm promoting, and all that doesn't quite fit in a comment box, so I decided to cobble together a little journal to link to when it comes up.Brush and Ink- my Tools and Basic Technique4 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are people out there with feelings about paper. Frankly, I don't care as much. I care about the paper I PAINT on, but for inkwork, it's more about the brush for me. For the record, I generally use bristol board, which is common for comics, but right now I'm using Fabriano series 4 drafting paper, rough, cause that's what I can get in Rome!
I use a Windsor Newton, Series 7, Size 3 brush. Started out with a size 2, which is great for slick lines but I find if I want the full range of expressive lines, I need the chunkier, sexier size 3. This is the only tool I have heard praised by 3 diff
CI Monthly Feature - #12CI Monthly Feature - #127 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello dear members of #Creation-Inspiration,
Another article featuring 200 pieces from our members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to more than 39k members!
How can I get featured?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots!
CT's Original Character Development - HANAHere's Hana's slightly lengthy development thing! Well, it's got pictures so it's actually not that long but anywho, you guys wanted Hana's development from her conception to now and I hope you enjoy it!CT's Original Character Development - HANA9 months ago in Personal More Like This
namahamuro-su on pixiv
•Stumbled upon the above picture on tumblr. I first imagined a highschool bully for Abbey for TΛB. The idea for Hana to be Abbey's older sister came some time afterwards when brainstorming Hana's backstory.
•Stumbled upon this picture as well. Primarly saved the image as clothing refs for Michiko Toyoda. I always commented on how Cara (who's name I didn't even know at the time) looked like an ideal daughter for Michiko.
•So the base idea for Hana was set. She would be the daughter of someone with Michiko's likeness and instead of being
My Two cents on Portfolio ReviewsYou know, I see quite a bit of portfolio on a regular basis, and even more so when I go to comic con and CTN.My Two cents on Portfolio Reviews8 months ago in Personal More Like This
This time around was the same thing, I saw quite a few portfolios. Some good ones and some that miss the mark.
There were a few in particular that caught my eye.. a few extremely good ones, and a few that just didn't work, and I wanted to try and share my opinions about portfolios in general.
This is just my point of view, based on MY experience and definitely not a definitely law, rule, or "must do". Just what I noticed in many student's and young professional's portfolios.
The first thing that strikes me is how similar portfolios can be from one student to another..I can almost always tell when one student is from Art Center, San Jose State, Otis, Sheridan or any other major school. It's a good thing and a bad thing. Mainly a bad thing though
Just a few personal thoughts on portfolios since I just came back from comic con and saw a ton over there.
Your portfolio should be a r
Do Artists Matter?Do we matter?Do Artists Matter?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm specifically talking about "us" as designers, artists, or creative people. Do artists matter?
I have two personal stories that have helped me gauge and answer that question for myself. I hope they help you too.
(SIDE NOTE: I believe in a God and I believe that God loves me and leads my path but that I have free will and can turn from his leading and do my "own thing". Both of these stories have a TON of "God flavoring" that would make them much longer, so know that they are there if you want to read between the lines and find them. In short, both stories are answers to prayer.)
After 9/11 I felt worthless. Making cartoons just wasn't important in the new post 9/11 world. Firemen, policemen, construction workers, teachers, healthcare workers, architects- really, anyone that contributes to rebuilding our world and its infrastructure, those people had important jobs to do. We
Help needed CI Give away ends 2nd of SeptemberIt's the 5th of August that means the give away is backHelp needed CI Give away ends 2nd of September7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
for those of you who do not know, I, *Tsuki-SoraRuki:decide to do a project
called project weekly give away here you can win Pm's for free
how can I enter ?
to enter simply fave this journal
if you want to share this journal I will be deeply appreciative ,but it's not required
NOTE : since I will be busy this month (this is a monthly event when it's the 2nd of September it will be a weekly event again)
what are the prizes this month?
1 month premium membership (for two lucky members)
3 month premium membership(for two lucky members)
Exciting News!!!Ahhhh so I finally completed one of the few big projects I've been working on this summer!Exciting News!!!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've been working with a fantastic multi-talented lady who's been in the industry for years as an actress, writer, and was the producer for shows such as The George Lopez Show, Everybody Hates Chris, and recently Austin and Ally on Disney Channel. She's been writing a script for a kid's television show and hired me on to do the character art.
She has scheduled a meeting with Disney Jr. for next week and will be pitching her idea alongside my artwork! We're hoping that they'll like it, because if so, I might get a chance to be hired on to do more art for it! Even if that doesn't happen, we've made plans to do a children's book series that I will get to illustrate.
I wish I could show you what I've done, but I can't yet due to being under contract. It's very exciting and I really hope things go well. Wish me luck!
Photomanipulation DDs - October 2013Here is a re-cap of the amazing photomanipulations featured during the month of October.Photomanipulation DDs - October 20134 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Features by Aeirmid
give or take my love by Poisons-Kiss
Scheherazade by JoeDiamondD
Finding Nemo by Essilou-Art
Insomnia by stellartcorsica
Memoirs Of A Poisoner by Tifareth
I gave My All by babsartcreations
Death Bringers by streetX222
Reverie by sara-hel
Liberation by FairieGoodMother
Red by Yaverik
Mini Print set + Zine in store!ONLINE STOREMini Print set + Zine in store!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
List of Materials
Botany Floral Studio at 626 College Street has started to carry these mini prints as well as my Terrarium Zine!
If you are in the area, please go take a look because the shop is absolutely gorgeous and filled with many neat plants and also terrariums!
I put together a little terrarium zine!
It is 16 pages in total,
fEbRuArYOOk! So I haven't been here for awhile.....I kinda had some personal stuff going on sooo I couldn't really find the time to get on here But I'm back and will be posting some drawings, as soon as I find my photoshop disc to download......haha oh dearfEbRuArY1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So since it's February, I want to challenge all of you to draw every day!
The February Challenge!
Day 1: Friends http://pebbles6.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5tin14
Day 2: Smile http://pebbles6.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5tmzjl
Day 3: Light
Day 4: Misfortune
Day 5: Innocence http://pebbles6.deviantart.com/art/Innocence-353033589
Day 6: Fool
Day 7: Are you challenging me?
Day 8: Fight
Day 9: Family
Day 10: Do you love me?
Day 11: Date Night
Day 12: Hug
Day 13: Chocolate!
Day 14: Happy Valentines Day! http://pebbles6.deviantart.com/art/Valentine-354358379?q=gallery%3Apebbles6&qo=1
Day 15: Love http://pebbles6.deviantart.com/art/Love-354531427?q=gallery%3Apebbles6&qo=0
Day 16: Good Morning Love
Day 17: Tears
Day 18: Mischief
My Art School RantI mentioned I had a rant about art schools and many of you said you wanted to hear it. Well, its long so I hope you meant it. This will make some of you angry, but I hope not. I love art schools and I love their instructors even more! Many art instructors are friends of mine. This rant is about the art school teaching SYSTEM. Money drives that, just like any other business, so there will be mistakes made because of greed. So, without further ado.....My Art School Rant2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Art School Rant
I have a love-hate relationship with art schools. I love what they stand for- the pursuit of and love for creating great art! I still get excited walking into an art school. Seeing all the rows and rows of wonderful Macs, the energy (or lack thereof- we ARE talking about art students, after all), the artwork on the walls, the postings of upcoming events and guest speakers, the dirty floors, the whole
How art tutoring should be nowadaysYes. Another one of my rants that starts with a personal experience.How art tutoring should be nowadays5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It was a day like any other, and I was just surfing DeviantArt, browsing the many deviations in my inbox. While I did so, my eye wandered to something that was called an 'tutorial on manga anatomy'. As usual, I was curious about the content. And as the preview image was pretty small, I wanted to check this out. It seems like this girl, let's name her Abbey (it's not her real name, but I think calling her 'that girl' is so damn confusing) had made a tutorial on male manga anatomy. Nothing wrong with that, you'd say. But I've been following Abbey for a while already. I originally met her in the forums, asking for feedback on one of her fanart drawings. Mostly anatomy related stuff. I gave her some tips. We talked a bit. And I followed her soon after, as I thought her art looked pretty promising altogether.
Now, I didn't know Abbey in real life. But she was a beginning artist, nowhere towards a level
be really dedicatedSo, I was drawing at work yesterday (I'm now at WB btw, yay!), when I just looked down, startled, and thought, "This is what I wanted it to look like." I suddenly couldn't fathom how that had happened. Like I don't remember when I got to the point where someone tells me their idea, then I'm able to sit down and just MAKE THAT THING. I remember being someone who couldn't figure out how to do that, and I acknowledge being the me I am now, but where were the two bridged and when did I cross? This whole week has kind of been like that - me thinking about the person I was when I joined this site and the person I am today.be really dedicated6 months ago in Personal More Like This
On that note, lemme take you back to a journal entry from August 2007, essentially at the start of my second year of USC (I was getting a Master's in Comm. Management):
"My career counselor at my school (which btw, I feel, MUST train its employees to dissuade bright-eyed students from having any ambitions outside of the SPECIFIC interests of the
CT WIPs - Here They Come Just In TimeA couple of things: GIMP lags on me now which makes it a pain on me and my laptop to record process videos. And since tumblr has a following size that's a third of my dA, a lot of people may be missing my WIP shots. So I hope it won't bother anyone that I make and update journals that show my process. I hope you'll find them interesting and inspiring. And also, I hope people will stop asking me what program I work in lol on top of the fact that it's listed in my interests under Tools of the Trade, I've also had a FAQ made so please check those before asking questions. Further info about my process will be located under each WIP shot!CT WIPs - Here They Come Just In Time2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Concept: The PPG have come just in time, each arriving from their separate corner of life, to save the city of Townsville.
►Canvas size: 1000x1500 at 100dpi.
►Brush used for sketching: Pe
GUYS PLEASE READ THIS I HAVE AN IDEAFor every person to watch me, fav this journal, share this journal, or all three, I will write your username down on a little piece of paper and put them in a special little jar and each day this year I'll pull a new name out and draw something for you at your request.GUYS PLEASE READ THIS I HAVE AN IDEA2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please do this I think it would be so much fun!
Illustrate My Story: Winners!Illustrate My Story: Winners!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's the moment you've all been waiting for...
The winners of the Illustrate My Story Mini-Contest are:
Drum-roll please... :icondrum-rollplz:
:iconkrsgfx: for their entry:
inspired by Disillusioned.
:iconseraphvesna: for their entry:
inspired by The Mating Season.
Congratulations to you both! Unfortunately - only 4 people entered. For this reason, the prize pool will be lessened. Do not be discouraged, however; each of you have still won:
3 Month Premium Membership - OfOneSoul
1 Commission - OfOneSoul
1 Detailed Critique - OfOneSoul
1 Week Journal Feature - OfOneSoul
& the Winner's Package - AnotherContestGroup
Here is a special feature for the other two entries. I appreciate you both! :iconlawooplz:
As for the ra
art theft spread aroundhttp://vk.com/art.ideasart theft spread around1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I guess some of you might have already seen this in loish 's journal, but I think we should spread this around.
Basically, this community is using a BUNCH of artists' works (my has already been taken down, since I've asked and linked to it), but from those I've recognized the community still uses loish, andrahilde , Apofiss, andaglas and a whole lot of other DA artists' drawings for their purposes, without A SINGLE CREDIT.
They even make (made) magnets for selling using the works.
More of that, as I've been trying to contact the admins of this group, and I've been told that "Oh, don't worry, nobody was making millions using your work" and "Don't worry, there were only a few magnet sells and the community doesn't do it anymore blah blah". As I tried to make them understand they have NO RIGHTS for using other deviants' works whatever the hell they want without giving the original artist credit I got told that " I do never erase the artist
OC Contest!!! Premium membership + more to win!I obviously have not made it clear enough, but this is a DRAW MY OC CONTEST (one of my, AltarDragon's, OCs)OC Contest!!! Premium membership + more to win!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hello there folks!
We now have some entries! <3 Thank you guys!
I haven't hosted a contest in a while, and to celebrate my new premium membership, I would like to treat you all to a Draw-my-OC contest!
Well, I don't have many Original Characters right now, but of the ones I do have, I want them to receive more love!
Ahem, anyways, enough of that! Here are the contest rules and guidelines:
Contest Rules and Guidelines
This is a Draw My OC contest!
MUST SEE:- a journal advertising this contest
1. The GOAL is to draw one of MY original Characters (see list below)
2. You may enter as many times as you like!
3. No sketches or linearts!
4. Make a journal talking about this contest!
No comprendeI've seen it joked about a few times by Swedes and Norwegians that Danish is so difficult to understand that not even Danes understand it and occasionally have to switch to other Nordic languages to have a conversation.No comprende5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I thought it was just a joke, but after traveling a lot to Norway and Sweden I've realized that surprisingly many Norwegians and Swedes honestly believe Danes can understand Swedish/Norwegian even when they (the Swedes and Norwegians) don't understand Danish.
I'm sorry to disappoint, but the trouble of understanding goes both ways. Of course it can be done depending on where you're from, how slow you speak, and how willing you are to listen, but I know a few people who work in tourist areas and they all say they understand the Germans better than people from other Nordic countries, even if they didn't have German in school.
So for the joke to be more correct it should be that Danes understand no one. Not Swedes, not Norwegians, not Danes, but a bit German.
Draw Merli Contest! Begins now! Welcome! I'm now announcing the contest. Now this contest is to help get this new vocaloid some fanart. It's really supportive. AND I really thank you all if you are going to enter. Basically I love , and can't wait to see your entryDraw Merli Contest! Begins now!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Do not title as "Contest entry"
Do not use bases
Submit in folder "contest entry"
Don't make her too evil
Increase your chance to win
I can be full body or head or at least head to waist
Make a useful background (Like if she's on a tree or something or a color mix BG)
You can enter maximum of 3 entries
COMMENT AND FAVE THIS JOURNAL IF YOUR GOING TO ENTER!!!!
Yes you can put Lapis (her younger sister :iconaokilapisplz
Merli is a character from VOCALOID3 (so to those who know about vocaloid and its Miku, Rin, Len, and Luka etc, just know there are over 50 vo