Critical Assessment and Aftermath of Art SchoolCritical Assessment and Aftermath of Art School2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is an updated account on how things are going years after having left art school, the effects it's had on me, and my personal thoughts on attending. My views here aren't wholly different than the few rants I've had on the subject in the past, but it's one I believe I have to continue talking about to assist others in making the right decisions for themselves and their future path. (I should also mention that this is the viewpoint of an american in America.)
It's become increasingly clear to me over the last year that out of my 25 years on this Earth, there's only one decision I ever truly regret: and that was going to art school. Now, there's a good chance that I may not be saying this had I attended a different school, but there's no way to ever know, so what I'm really saying is "I regret going to the school I chose, not school in general." I feel as though I was let down by my school. I held up my end of the bargain (some $80~$90
How to Use Journal Skins What are journal skins?How to Use Journal Skins2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Journal skins are premade, installable layouts that allow you to customize the look and feel of your journal.
Here are a few examples:
Who can use journal skins?
Only premium members on deviantART can use journal skins.
If you're unsure about whether or not you're a premium member, just go to your profile page and look at the top. If it says "Need Premium Membership", you're not a premium member.
How do I use journal skins?
Find a skin that you like. You can browse for one here, the Installable Journal Skins category.
Pick a skin that you like.
Before you install the skin, scroll down and read the comments. Many journal skins will require you to copy
PE: Traditional TypographyGallery DescriptionsPE: Traditional Typography8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the Typography part of projecteducate's DeviantART Gallery Descriptions Month!
Today I will explain both the traditional and digital typography galleries on DA and I start off with Digital Typography. And I start off with the Traditional Gallery!
If you are interested into the background of typography, I recomment you read A Brief History of Typography, an article I wrote for a previous week at projecteducate.
When it comes to typography, you should be aware that it is everywhere around you all the time. There is bad Typography and there is good Typography. Unfortunately less of the latter and more of random thoughtless Typography around these days.
Typography is more relevant to Design than it is to Art, but that does not mean it cannot be Art!
I want to bring Typography to people's attention, make them aware of how important it is. We all want people to hear us, we want to be understood. And n
Crochet ResourcesHere is a list of crochet resources for beginning level crocheters. So if you've just started or are thinking about starting this journal and go through the links at your leisure! Note: this isn't a list of everything, just the ones I think are the most helpful , and Amigurumi info will be located in a separate 'Resources' list.Crochet Resources7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Learn to Crochet from Lion Brand Yarn (also in Spanish and French)
Craftsy's "A Beginner's Guide to Crochet" Free Download
On pricing your artwork and creating a career...I am going to be speaking at an "Entrepreneurship In The Arts" program later today, and I've been organizing my thoughts. One subject that is certain to come up; "how do you arrive at a fair price for your original artwork?" I have some definite ideas regarding that question.On pricing your artwork and creating a career...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was always told that the accepted model for artists and artisans, when it comes to pricing, was double your costs for materials, figure out an hourly price (double that for your retail price if you plan to have wholesale/retail differentials), add it up and there's your item price. I think this model is pure bullshit.
I was also told "charge what the market will bear!" Again, vague bullshit. What if you live in a depressed area? What if you live in a third world country? What if you're at some artist's ally at a little convention and there is a kid sitting next to you selling her character sketches for $5 each?
Here is what I think. There are so many variables when it comes to pricing original art. Yo
Amigurumi- Working Without a PatternAmigurumiAmigurumi- Working Without a Pattern2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Working Without a Pattern
Hi everyone! I'm TheSmall-Stuff and what I love is to make amigurumi, but I'm never patient enough to use a pattern. Because of this, I've found and developed a bunch of techniques that I use while designing the dolls that I make! What I'm going to try to do is explain my thought process in making a doll, and share some of the techniques that I use to form the shapes and the details in a character. Sorry it's long, but I tried to use lots of pictures. I hope this helps! Lets start
Shapes are key!
When you go to make a doll, you need to pick it apart in your head and see all of the shapes that make the character. Sometimes it's easier to draw out a diagram of all of the pieces that go into the doll, to get a good idea of how it fits together. While you're planning, it's good to be thinking "How do I make this?" while you choose shapes. However
Meet Wan, the first AvatarFans of The Walking Dead and Legend of Korra rejoice: Steven Yeun, known to fans of the AMC horror show as Glenn, will be joining the voice cast of the Nickelodeon animated series as Wan, the very first Avatar in existence. Yeun’s character will appear in two episodes titled “Beginnings 1 & 2″ during the second season — aka Book 2: Spirits — debuting later this year.Meet Wan, the first Avatar2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The sequel to the beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra debuted last April to 4.5 million viewers, and quickly became the highest-rated show on Nickelodeon. Both series are set in a fictional world where people called “benders” have special abilities that allow them to control one of the four elements (water, earth, air, and fire), but only one person — the Avatar — can control all four and bring balance to the world.
Wan’s story will take place ten thousand years before Korra’s time, and follow the teenage explorer and skilled bender as he tri
Pencil tutorials At Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - September is for pencils. Here's a collection of 20 very nice pencil tutorials and tips.Pencil tutorials 7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Tutorial: How to draw hair by Cataclysm-XTutorial: Shading and Blending by Cataclysm-XTutorial: Drawing Materials by Cataclysm-XTutorial: female lips by Cataclysm-Xstubble tutorial by Svera
How to Draw Nostalgically by RaindropmemoryDraw Clouds by Diana-HuangTree tutorial 1 - a branch by yezoosTutorial: how to draw noses by Cataclysm-X
About drawing-mangaI have made a group named :icondrawing-manga:Drawing-MangaAbout drawing-manga2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We also have our own website -> http://newmangas.webs.com
(In that website you will find huge amount of new manga stories!)
Each member is so special to me and to our group that I have have made a list with all members icons!
Thank you to:
--Italy/Chibitalia--List of Italy plz accounts--Italy/Chibitalia--4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Watercolour tutorialsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of 32 very nice and well made watercolour tutorials and tips.Watercolour tutorials9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor paper Guide by jane-beata Watercolor Techniques by JoJo-Seames Watercoloring tips by dodostad
Icon Pixel commissions (OPEN)PIXEL ICON COMMISSIONS / POINTS AND PAYPAL CASH ACCEPTEDIcon Pixel commissions (OPEN)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
icon styles: (They're all blinky animated)
Icon: Style 1: 150 or 1.50$ (CLOSED AT THE MOMENT: but up for a waitlist!)
Icon: Style 2: 250 or 2.50$
Icon Style 3: 250 2.50$
Icon Point commission for EmoKels by anichan7Orihime Free Icon by anichan7My contest entry for ChibiVampire485 by anichan7
Style 4: 250 2.50$
Annie New Icon (New Icon Commission Style) by anichan7 Icon pixel commission for Kawaiishi by anichan7 Art trade for Miyako-miku by anichan7 Entry for steffiesilva icon contest by anichan7:thumb369934703: Art trade for Choope-chi by anichan7
Style 5: 250 2.50$
Annie Icon (Style 5) by anichan7 Icon Gif for: Seedlie by anichan7
Style 6: 300 3.00$
New Icon of Annie (Base by Mizzi-chan) by anichan7
*If the character is too complicated, the price will be more expensive
They are connected by a heart
Couple Icon: Style 1: 300 or 3.00$
Couple Icon: style 2: 500 or 5.00$
Couple Icon: style 3: 500
Awesome Artisan Crafts XIIIHello!Awesome Artisan Crafts XIII3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello and welcome to Awesome Artisan Crafts!
I will be regularly featuring the awesome creations I find in the Artisan Crafts Gallery.
So I have a fair amount of you that are willing to be interviewed, so now I want some ideas of the questions you want to be asked. I would really like your input thank you.
Fun new group!
Hosting challenges every two weeks, this is a great group to give you some ideas and motivation to get hold of that hook and make something fun!
AC Monthly Challenge
March's challenge is Bloom so have a go at that with whatever your chosen Artisan Craft is!
My Little Pony: All the VideosAll the episodesMy Little Pony: All the Videos3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All the episodes from both Season 1 and 2 and Shed.Mov, Dress.Mov and Apple.Mov: http://mlp-fim.com
All the episodes in one video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4dtU_mdRdA
Season 1 Blooper Reel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b5ZjGdjz1k
Nicole Oliver (voice actress for Princess Celestia and Cheerilee), Michelle Creber (voice actress for Apple Bloom and singing voice of Sweetie Belle) and Tara Strong (the voice of Twilight Sparkle) have confirmed that the third season is in production, will have at least 13 episodes.
Edit: A lot of the links were removed due to a copyright claim by Hasbro. So just use the "All the episodes" link for now.
Reposted so people can see episode 20. I did have a load of individual season 2 links up but I haven't had the time to re-add them all.
JohnSu goes to AX 2013Hey guys, sorry I took so long! This year I'm going to try something a little different and not Flash-dependent. I wasn't really sure how much I was gaining by making the pages squiggly and separated by animated transitions, so without further adieu, here's my report on this year's Anime Expo, now with alt-text! (hover mouse on image for commentary)JohnSu goes to AX 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
My biggest regret this year was being too busy and not getting around the artist alley more and visiting people and panels. Thanks to everyone who visited, and sorry to everyone who I didn't visit (or visited only very briefly)! I feel really rude in retrospect. I also feel like I didn't really get to see much of what AX had to offer this year by confining myself to my table for most of it.
Next year I hope to have some sort of book-type product at my table, but knowing myself, I will probably either give up or miss deadlines again and you'll see a repeat of the first two images in the report.
MAN, I sure got tired of drawing myself.
The Land Before Time XIV - Journey of the HeartHey guys, BIG NEWS!!!The Land Before Time XIV - Journey of the Heart3 months ago in Personal More Like This
There is a lot of evidence on the net that The Land Before Time is going to get another sequel in about a year There is little to no doubt that it is indeed true after more than 7 years of waiting!
I will show what many people on the most active Land Before Time Forum The Gang Of Five have collected through the last two months. I highly suggest to stick to the order of links I'll put here because that's the order we found out about things
Here you go:
Hogwarts, 1100 A.D.Hogwarts, 1100 A.D.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
No one expected the house Hiccup Horrendous Haddock was sorted into.
He was from a Viking Clan after all. Viking's were honest, loyal, proud, brave, united, and loud, of course. They could swing hard and swig harder. Vikings were Gryffindors and Hufflepuffs and to be sorted into any other house proved you lacked True Vikings Spirit.
Vikings didn't go into Ravenclaw. That was a place for Greeks and scholars and those pompous Englishmen.
Vikings certainly didn't go into Slytherin. A Roman would be more suited for such a place of backward dealings, craftiness and lies.
Hiccup could handle the shock of his classmates (a Horrendous Haddock? In Slytherin? How could he ever expect to take over as chief?) and he could handle his father's disappointment in those short-worded letters. Hiccup was always a bit of a loner and the Slytherin lifestyle catered to that just fine. Everyone in Slytherin minded their own business more or
Brief shoutout thingBlazeGTR Mixedfan8643 LibbyKeppen rushforza jmig3 RobotHobo64 Finnyeh DarkCatTheKhajjit CarlostheBat36 Masacchi Nibroc-Rock Popmytart TCFComics rainbowthefox icefatal Valkyrie01325 JDMWanganPichu chrispwnz95 XelathefoxBrief shoutout thing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Why said people got mentioned above (these are individual reason why you got mentioned, some are different than others)
A. I like your art
B. I KNOW you on a personal/friendship type of level
C. You're nice. Thats hard to find nowdays!
E. I liked the storys you've made
Just keep doing what you are doing even though the road gets very bumpy sometimes... I know that very well.
You all rock! [:D (Big Grin)] [:D (Big Grin)]
700 Points + 3 Features Giveaway! CLOSEDSo it has come to that time yet again where I have quite a few points on me ^^700 Points + 3 Features Giveaway! CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And in order to share the love I'm going to be sharing some of my points! 500 points are up for grabs this time! Everyone and anyone can enter so you don't need to ask.
In order to enter you just have to favourite this journal. After that I will randomly choose a person from the list and they will get the points (using a random generator).
It would also be nice to leave a little comment either just saying hello, a joke, thanks... whatever you like! Lately I've been going through some things and I need a little cheering up.
Good luck to all
~ FINAL UPDATE ~
Alright. I had to close it now because I am starting to run low on points and I didn't want to chance it. But hey, at least someone get's their points now
Thanks for all the lovely comments and jokes! I feel much better because of this!
Keep an eye out in the future: I will probably do more of these
1st place: :iconTheFutter
Saikin Contest! *CLOSED*UPDATE 08/01: We're safe now! But feel free to particpate.Saikin Contest! *CLOSED*2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
UPDATE 08/01: Upped the prizes! New entries! Only one more to go ^^
UPDATE 30/12: UPPED THE PRIZES! More points, commissions and features! (As much as I could) New entry! 2 more to make it offiicial! Hurry!
UPDATE 29/12: Added new characters and new entries ^^
I finally thought of a cool contest you guys can participate.
As you may know, I'm currently writing a story called "Saikin", featuring my OC Rip:
So, I'm holding an artwork contest!
Basically, any art form counts, as long as its inspired by the story. It doesn´t necessarily have to be a drawing (that way, the writers can participate too).
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Make a cover for it!
Give the characters a new outfit ^^
Write a poem, one-shot or spin-off
Invent a new character Owo
Yaoi fanart (;3)
Draw a sc
WINNER CHOSEN! Twilight Sparkle Plush Giveaway!Winner is chosen! Thank you to all the entries I've received! The winner is as follows!WINNER CHOSEN! Twilight Sparkle Plush Giveaway!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you for entering! You will be receiving a note shortly!
Because I have the patterns cut out for 3 Twilights as you can see here:
I've decided I'll do a giveaway for one of them! The pony will be made after the contest is over and the winner is chosen! Want her? Then read below on how to enter and spread the word!
HOW TO ENTER
CLOSED. NO MORE ENTRIES.
- ONE alicorn Twilight Sparkle Plushie made by me!
- I will pay all shipping fees on the pony. This is 100% free to you!
- Only one entry per person
- Names will be given a number based on the order they appear in this journals comments.
- Any entries not meeting the above guidelines will be ignored. (I will be checking each and every one!)
- Winner will be drawn via Random.org
- Winner will have 48 hours
Free Dolphin Amigurumi Pattern :3So I have mentioned this pattern and have used this pattern to make all my dolphins and the one orca! Feel free to use for personal use but please don't use it to sell unless you ask my permission but of course credit me for the pattern.Free Dolphin Amigurumi Pattern :32 years ago in Personal More Like This
All that boring stuff out of the way!
Dolphin amigurumi pattern
R1 :Ch..2 ,6 sc in second ch from hook
R2 :Sc 2 in each around (12 sts.)
R3 :Sc 1, 2 sc in the next * rep 6 times (18 sts)
R4 :Sc 2, 2 sc in the next * rep 6 times (24 sts)
R5 :Sc 3, 2 sc in the next * rep 6 times (30 sts)
R6 :Sc 4, 2 sc in the next * rep 6 times (36 sts)
R7 :Sc5, 2 sc in the next * rep 6 times (42 sts)
R8 :R16: Sc 42 around
Cut a long tail , long enough to weave the sides together. Stuff before you sew up.
R1 :Ch 6,turn
R2 :Sc.5,ch 1, turn
R4 :Sc.2, turn
Cut and leave long tail of yarn
Flipper (make 2)
R1 :Ch 7, turn
R2 : Sc 6, turn
R3 Ch 1, sc 2, ss 1
Cut, leaving a tail.
R1 :Ch 11, tur
My deviantART StoryMy deviant story is not one of the longest, I'm here since January 24th. As you may already know, I have started 2014 with the objective of drawing 1 doodle a day. For the whole year. (:My deviantART Story9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
My first deviation, doodle #1
Everything started as a very personal project on my Instagram account. I admit I was a bit afraid of joining dA and submitting my project in here.
In part, that was because I don't think I can express myself in English as well as I can with my main language - which is Portuguese. Another reason was that I came across deviantART through very famous deviations so I used to see dA as a fancy art gallery, not as a digital community.
guess which artwork first got me into dA? Yep, Yuumei's Countdown.
I was on high school when I discovered this site. It took me some time to figure out how deviantART really worked.