While You're YoungLearn art while you're young, trust me. I mean while you're still in school, preferably grade school. It's just easier to learn without all the pressures of an adult life; having to pay the bills puts you in a tough position. Will you pick up a part-time job? It'll cut time out of your practice, probably more than you think. Maybe if you copy somebody else's style then you can get more work. Just take lots of little jobs, it's like getting paid to practice, right? Wrong, trust me, commissions are no substitute for REAL study, especially when you're getting paid $2.00/hr and you've got thirty more to finish this week.While You're Young4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not saying it's ever "too late" to pick up a pencil and learn to draw like the pros, but there's just no opportunity quite like doodling while your teacher drones on in the background, providing you with the perfect white noise and the excuse of boredom to practice. It's the perfect head space, like meditation. So learn while you're young, without all of the distractio
OBI LOVES BEING FRIENDS WITH YOU!:iconObsidianthewolf::iconfirecracker399:OBI LOVES BEING FRIENDS WITH YOU!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Proficiency Practice can be frustrating, mundane and agonizingly repetitive, but it is necessary. I think, rather than being vital to improving the quality of our work, the importance of practice is that it makes us proficient, this is a crucial distinction.Proficiency1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Without practice you'll slave for hours or days over a mediocre piece; we've all been there. Consider the alternative, rather than pouring your soul into the next humdrum scribble, do yourself a favor and commit those hours to practicing fundamentals instead.
Nobody is invincible, and you will despair if you continually subject yourself to failure, but practice isn't showcased; nobody's watching. You can fail endlessly and that's actually the point; if you had no shortcomings, there'd be no reason to practice. Adopting this perspective is half the battle.
Make sure to be reasonable, measure your progress in months, not weeks. Exercise your patience, prac
ART CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED || Thank You◝☆◟ Friends Forever ◞☆◜ART CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED || Thank You1 year ago in Personal More Like This
a joint contest between Tollador and SasamiKen
Please feel free to post your entries.
Our Judges are currently looking at entries and deciding placements, winners will be announced in a separate journal as soon as possible.
The rules for our contest are as follows, just to keep everyone safe and comfortable.
★ Submit art that was created by you, and you only.
★ unless it's a collab piece
★ No flaming or drama starting.
★ Follow the submission guidelines.
★ At least one WIP must be submitted with your entry.
★ All forms of art are welcome.
★ All art submitted must be of both Sasa and Aliex.
★ Be su
I just had a really random ideaFandom High. A high school where characters from any and all fandoms are classmates. I'm talking Marvel, Star Trek, Inkheart trilogy, Labyrinth, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Rise of the Guardians, BBC Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Sleepy Hollow, Torchwood, DC, Harry Potter, Merlin, Phantom of the Opera, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, etc. etc. etc. It would have to be a roleplay, because there is no way that I know all I'd need to know about these fandoms to portray the characters as they'd actually behave. I'm not even really all that familiar with a lot of them, so there would have to be other people playing characters. OC's would be welcome, as long as there is reference to the fandom you are from. THIS IS NOT A DEFINITE PLAN. This is just simply a silly idea, because hey, who wouldn't want to read a story that involved every fandom ever? I think it would be kind of fun. The only one I'd be hesitant to add would be MLP because they are cartoon ponies...and well... the rest are human, or atI just had a really random idea4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sinking Ships As freelancers go, I am not a big player yet, but I might be getting there soon. So, now is really my only chance to write this journal; because chances are, this advice won't apply to the higher echelons of freelance work.Sinking Ships4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, I implore you to let sinking ships burn. It may sound mean to say so, but I've only ever worked for either individuals or small, start-up, independent projects, and none of the projects thus far have been very successful. To be honest, it was usually obvious from the outset, and there were always plenty of red flags. As an entrepreneur, it's tempting to get involved, and try to turn the project around, but that's a huge mistake, and it's not your job. Trust me, heed the warning signs; do your work, but keep off the boat and out of the water.
Second, don't mix business with pleasure. If you're doing someone a favor, then make it clear to them and don't accept compensation. If they can't afford your busine
Want to know how to use gifs?So i got a lot of comments asking how to use gifs in journals so i will teach you all!Want to know how to use gifs?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1.) Ok step one find a gif of your choice (i usually look them up on google and on tumblr)
2.) Copy the image address (you do this by right clicking the gif and click on "copy image address")
3.) then when your on your journal put this address in
< img src="filename.gif" alt="alternative text" width=X height=Y >
(i put spaces in-between < and > so you can see the address just make sure you get rid of the spaces)
4.) where it says "filename.gif" put in the image address and with x and y put in the size you want (i usually use 300 or 200 for x and 200 or 100 for y)
5.) AND NOW YOU HAVE WONDERFUL GIFS FOR YOU JOURNAL!!!!!
Enjoy my friends!!!
Folklore creatures explainedA short list of things that will help you better understand Scandinavian folklore creatures. Some I've talked about before, others are new.Folklore creatures explained9 months ago in Personal More Like This
1) They are people. While they could turn invisible to humans they weren't considered spiritual creatures, but people with their own cultures. The troll culture, the elf culture, the gnome culture, and so on. They were believed to live normal everyday lives with their own conflicts and struggles, much like fantasy races in modern fiction.
2) They will treat you like you treat them. While some creatures are more dangerous than others, they always respond to respect with respect, kindness with kindness, and rudeness will be severely punished. This goes for ALL of them, even those popular media has taught you are either nice or evil.
3) They are connected with sex. Some like the huldra are inherently sexual, but even those that are not sexual in nature like gnomes still hold a stronger power over people who think a lot about sex, such as young people
A featured artist not native to Deviant ArtWhat is up good people! Today we have an interview with someone who may not be from Deviant Art, but many of you may know.A featured artist not native to Deviant Art3 months ago in Personal More Like This
His name is Gavin Dunne. Irish born musician who goes by the moniker, Miracle of Sound.
For those of you who don't know, Gavin has been a musician for several years. But over the last couple of years has gained notoriety for his video game themed songs. From Mass Effect to Skyrim and even songs inspired by shows like Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad.
Gavin has crossed styles from dubstep to metal and always delivers. With five albums under his belt and over a hundred songs he is constantly pumping out music for those to enjoy and listen to and now he shares a bit of himself with us.
So...here we go!
So I know this is probably something that you answer quite often, but for those reading who are not all that familiar, could you tell us a bit about who you are and your work
Captain Giveaway - 250 points to WIN ! [ CLOSE ] Hello my SweetiesCaptain Giveaway - 250 points to WIN ! [ CLOSE ]7 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's rare that's i choose to make a journal entry on the week and not week end, but i've a surprise for you !
I win some points and i was thinking it'll be better to offer some of it to
someone who want points too :3
Aha~ one more chance for the people who are participating of SnK Contests to win some points !
In 3 weeks it'll be my birthday, that day will be our deadline: 09th OCTOBER
LET's HAVE A GIVEAWAY ! - 3 DAYS LEFT
What do you have to do for participate ?
You have to be one of my watcher .
You have to fav this journal. (more easy for me!)
You have to make a NEW journal or a Poll about this Giveaway.
Please post the link in comment for me checking.
Like all Giveaway, you'll receive a number after doing this 3 step ! And the winner will be decided by Rand
Make Hard Friends Hard friends will help you to succeed; they won't let you slack off or distract you, and they may shame you for procrastinating or shine a light on your deepest fears. They're constantly trying to remind you that your dreams matter and how even a momentary lapse in concentration can quickly spiral out of hand.Make Hard Friends1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hard friends won't humor your depression; they won't put up with compliment-seeking behavior, self-pity or narcissism. They don't care about your feelings because they don't want you to feel good, they'd rather watch you succeed.
So, make hard friends, and then work hard not to disappoint them.
IS ART SCHOOL BAD?? 0_OBTW THIS IS LONG ASS POST , BUT ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ THIS IS IF YOU ARE A PERSON CONSIDERING ART FOR A CAREERIS ART SCHOOL BAD?? 0_O9 months ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: I ADDED NUMBER 3 IN CAUSE THAT WAS KIND OF AN IMPORTANT LESSON TOO. HAHA
Usually I am pretty quiet when it comes to the community and its dealings with drama . But I feel like I have to write my two cents about this topic.
A lot of people have been throwing around this post around about how art schools are terrible and are not worth it ya. I am sure you can find the article somewhere if you just google it . Though everyone is entitled to their own opinion I feel that I should talk about both sides of the coin when it comes to art school.
Now I have went to art school , and have done well for myself , I have worked internationally and worked for some big companies , and currently at the moment I actually teach at an art school as well.
SO THE ULTIMATE QUESTION: IS ART SCHOOL A WASTE OF TIME?
WELL THERE IS NO BLACK AND WHITE ANSWER
What I believe is that art school i
New Years + 1000 Watchers!As I contemplated writing a journal to welcome the New Year, I was surprised to learn that I've just hit 1,000 watchers, an incredible benchmark and one I never thought I'd hit. I thank everyone who has supported not only my art, but my projects over the years. It's people like you that keep me coming back to this community. Thank you!New Years + 1000 Watchers!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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Halloween Contest ::WINNERS::Hi everybody!!! So, the final votes have been cast, and we have our two winners!Halloween Contest ::WINNERS::8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Before announcing them, I'd just like to thank everybody who has participated in the contest, and to all of the generous prize donations from admins and members, We wouldn't have the contest without you guys!
1st Place: Illegal-Jinx with her entry of
1 Month Premium Membership from BjornTheBear
A Custom Box Background from BjornTheBear
An animated journal doll from BjornTheBear
A 1 month feature from BjornTheBear
1 Detailed creature digital picture (custom) from BjornTheBear
An animated icon (non-human/humaniod) from tonkabuhr
Free Custom Chibi from SimziTheGeek
1 year feature from Jessegc
2nd Place: Norrive with her entry of
An animated journal doll from BjornTheBear
A custom lineart from BjornTheBear
A Simple Animated Icon from :devsimzithe
Artistic insecurityIt's funny how people seem to think that I'm all that great, just because I make the art I do, and I voice my opinion here in an occasional journal-article. Like any other artist out here, I have my own doubts about my art, and I have a hard time facing them every now and then. I'm not perfect. I'm far from where I want to be. And lately I'm quite uncertain of where I want to go with my art. It's something that is bothering me quite a bit, and blocked my creativity.Artistic insecurity7 months ago in Personal More Like This
When I started doing art again, somewhere at the start of 2010, I used to very very insecure about my art. I never joined contests because I'm terribly afraid of failing. Honestly, I would feel bad about myself for weeks if I didn't at least end up in the honorable mentions. I never made tutorials because I was afraid one of DA's members would come up and say to me: "Why are you teaching this shit? You don't know anything about art!". And although I never liked to do fanart, I wouldn't probably have dared to do it either. A
LeechesHere's an average summary of a private message that I receive on a weekly basis:Leeches3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I just came by your profile and saw your art, and was very impressed. I think you have a very nice art style. Now I'm working on this project. It's called <project>. It's an awesome story about <subject>. I'm currently writing the script for it, but I'm planning to make a visual novel. I can't tell too much about the story, since I don't want it to be copied, but it's going to be really cool. The point is; I need illustrators. I'm an excellent writer, but I can't do illustration at all. And therefore, I wanted to ask for your help. I need about 60 pages illustrated and colored. Would you work together with me on this one? I don't have any money to spend, as I'm not an established writer yet. But when the visual novel gets published, you can get a percentage of my profit.
With kind regards,
Well... let me translate this for you.
This Person X
Thanksgiving by 500 points to one of my watchersThank you for the supportThanksgiving by 500 points to one of my watchers1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I decided to make a little piece of kindness for a one of my watchers.
I cannot support all of you but i thought that random choose of one, will be a great
After passing of the 7 days one of you get the 500 points and featuring of his/her works
So if you are interested , here are the conditions:
You must be a one of my watchers
You must add this journal to your faves and add some comment
You must answer on the question in pool under this journal !
So Big thanks for all your support in year 2012, your comments and faves are always pleasurable. I am reading with favor all your thoughts (besides Slenderman comments )and feelings.
A Grims Charming ContestContest Over!A Grims Charming Contest10 months ago in Personal More Like This
We are now no longer taking any more entries. Thank you to everyone that has entered! We greatly appreciate every entry we have received. We will start the judging and I will post a new journal with the results soon. Thank you again!
Prizes[Black Rose][Bullet; Purple]
[Bullet; Blue]Grand Prize[Bullet; Blue]
+$50 or 2 year membership
+3 OC's or characters from an official series done in the Grims Charming style
+A 8" plush made by LaPetitLapearl
[Bullet; Purple]2nd Place[Bullet; Purple]
+2 OCs or characters from an official series done in the Grims Charming style
+A 4" plush made by LaPetitLapearl
[Bullet; Blue]3rd Place[Bullet; Blue]
+1 OCs or characters from an official series done in the Grims Charming style
+A tear drop figurine made by :devL
New Contest, New Kiriban [closed]•UPDATE 4/1/14New Contest, New Kiriban [closed]2 months ago in Personal More Like This
OC contest closed. Winner TBA
Sorry for the dead air on my page. Rough seas. Hopefully back to normal soon.
•UPDATE 3/14/14 and 3/20/14
I'll be out of town tomorrow through Wednesday of next week. Communication via comments, notes, and email will still be possible while I'm gone but I won't be working on, sending out, or posting any art (…or doing anything that would be a pain in the butt without a real keyboard). I've also notified everyone with an active commission with me of this individually.I'm back at my computer and regular activity has resumed.
This is also a reminder that my OC contest closes at the end of this month. There's still plenty of time to enter if you're interested and want some free art from me. (Details below.)
Happy Pi Day, everyone!
Feature first 50 artworks - ClosedDear all friends,Feature first 50 artworks - Closed2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As I promise, we are having another featuring today then . I am starting do it again now as we usually do together . Same rules as usual,
- 1 person 1 work please, you can pose other people work if you don't want to feature yourself.
- Post your work here with the THUMBNAIL please dear, not the link
- For people who doesn't know thumbnail, it's the number likes this :thumb89q34738etc: on the right artist description, under your artwork.
- You don't need to have premium account to do this (some peoples asked me).
- If you was featured last journal then please skip this one and keep space for another deviants then (but you still can featured your friend artwork). You can join next journal for sure .
Thanks a lot for all participates, we have more than 50 now and since it's still have some more space. I add it to 63 . If you can't make it, please don't be upset and wait till next featuring journal then. And now, please come and share you
10x 100 DA Points Giveaway - Winner #91000 Free points to give away- Round #9 CLOSED!10x 100 DA Points Giveaway - Winner #92 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do you want to win some free deviantPOINTS and additionally get a triple chance to win? This is Round #9 of 10 rounds where 1000 points altogether will find new owners. In order to participate you have to do this:
Important Info: I just want to inform you that you will not win even if you were chosen when you didn't fav the journal and didn't do one of the options! It happened a few times that I had to run the list randomizer again.
FAV this journal
Post a COMMENT in this journal (only one please)
Do ONE of the 3 following options:
LIKE my Facebook Page
The Chromatic Deck
if you don't have a Facebook account FAV this deviation:
Happy Valentine's D
Contest, win cash (extended deadline)Contest, win cash (extended deadline)8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Running time: from 5 august to 30 november
En françois de Francie pour mes compatriotes adoré(e)s http://sta.sh/0miuvyosbqk
Games of court and crown
Setting (A very quick introduction to the land and story) :
My story takes place in the country of Dendroa, the land of Storms (part of the world of Derkomai I created) during the period when Aelys was part of the Keeshir Guard, from the moment she was found after the wreckage to the one when she will have to flee to Drechenval, scapegoated with the murder of the king.
Dendroa is a monarchy with harsh laws. Slavery is forbidden but every citizen has to contribute to the well being of the country, both by taxes and public works when requested (the nature of the task is adapted to the capacities of every one).
The pantheon is composed of several deities, the main bei
Riddick 'Rule the Dark' WinnersRiddick 'Rule the Dark' Winners8 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
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Strap on your goggles, Riddick fans! Director David Twohy reviewed each of the 25 amazing semi-finalist entries into the Riddick: Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest, and after careful consideration, he's chosen three bounty hunters to win tons of cash and prizes! "You're not afraid of the dark, are you?"
Winter Contest: Ended, judging in process!*** UPDATE 2: The contest has now come to its end!Winter Contest: Ended, judging in process!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thank you all so much for participating, we wish you good luck!
The judging is now in process, we will try to announce the results before the end of the week!
By the way, we may have a surprise for you, so keep your eyes open! ***
***UPDATE: To all the people who still want to join the contest but need a few more days in order to finish their entry! If you are one of them, then you are in for some good news!!!
After careful consideration it has been decided that we will be giving you an extra couple of days to work on your entry.
You will have to leave a comment under this journal post to let us know, because officially the contest will be closing tonight at midnight. The people who will still be eligible to submit their entries after the end of the contest will ONLY be the ones who left a comment below, notifying us! ***
We are very excited to invite you