The idea of an artist.I'm finding I have a very different idea of what an "artist" is than most people. I've taught a few young aspiring artists over the years and it seems like all of them have been come in preprogramed with the message of "don't be an artist, there's no money in art... do something valuable for a career that makes money". The training in arts is put down at a very low level and trivialized in most peoples minds. The problem is I think people are drawing way too small of a circle when they think about being an "artist" is, and what one can do with art. I think art education programs really do themselves no favors and ironically help perpetuate this message themselves. Most people think of fine artists, gallery artists, and those artist in the weekend art show in the park, when they think about artists. They look back at what art is in art history books and look to find the nearest equivalent of that today.The idea of an artist.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Look around a room. Everything you see in it was desig
Evolution of ArtEvolution of Art5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Gift of Madefire
Foreword by techgnotic
depthRADIUS is pleased and proud to present Liam Sharp as a guest writer and welcome his editorial prowess as our newest contributing writer. Liam is legendary as the sci–fi comic book artist, writer and publisher enfant terrible of Britain, his career having begun with 2000 AD magazine. He went on as artist, scripter and short story writer for publications such Heavy Metal and Vampirella. He started his own publishing company, Mam Tor, to self–publish Sharpenings: the Art of Liam Sharp
Don't Buy Christopher Hart's Books!Every time I see someone go "Christopher Hart is my favorite artist! He rocks!" and/or suggest his books, I grind my teeth and cringe. I'll be working on this journal off and on to bring up new points and focus on particular examples out of Hart's books. Why? I really think that people shouldn't buy his books. I want to convince them not to. If anything, they're damaging to artists, especially those just beginning and don't know any better.Don't Buy Christopher Hart's Books!9 years ago in Personal More Like This
I think it's important that people know that Christopher Hart is actually a terrible artist who has no grasp of anatomy, creativity, or originality whatsoever. He began as an "Americanized" artist and jumped on the anime and manga band wagon just to make money. He really doesn't know much about anime and manga at all.
His "How to Draw" books don't teach anyone much more than how to draw in an ugly anime-inspired generic style - he more or less states "this is how you should draw this, there is no other way" and his books do not suggest trying to dev
VocaloidsGakupo:Vocaloids1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Dr Who 50th Anniversary + 250 point Giveaway!Jump to GiveawayDr Who 50th Anniversary + 250 point Giveaway!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
William Hartnell (1963-1966, 1973) & Richard Hurndall (1983)
Susan Foreman; Barbara Wright; Ian Chesterton; Vicki; Steven Taylor; Katarina; Sara Kingdom; Dodo Chaplet; Polly; Ben Jackson
Patrick Troughton (1966-1969)
Polly; Ben Jackson; Jamie McCrimmon; Victoria Waterfield; Zoe Heriot
John Pertwee (1970-1974)
Liz Shaw; Jo Grant; Sarah Jane Smith
Reference Sheet: Third Doctor by LissyStrata The Third Doctor by Arrowfire The Third Doctor by Inonibird The Third Doctor by jonpinto
Tom Baker (1974-1981)
Ode to The Eleventh “… then there were the eyes. Those old man’s eyes. When Smith was at his best (and he was frequently wonderful) it was all in the eyes; exhausted eyes, furtive and alien and so very, very old. More even than Eccleston and Tennant - who weren’t at all bad at it themselves - But Smith excelled at the sudden switch of tone, the moment where he’d pivot on a single phrase and the antic clown would fall away, replaced with someone aged and scarred and deeply unknowable. Obligatory Tom Baker aside, no other Doctor has seemed so truly ancient and otherworldly …”— Tom Phillips. “Matt Smith, the rise and fall of the hipster Doctor”, New Statesman, 3rd June 2013.Ode to The Eleventh1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ode To The Eleventh: Constructed from thoughts through the past few months, written on the night of Christmas Day.
It’s very late right now, though the house is sle
Use my Stock CONTEST 3 (CLOSED)0.7 Ok, so I will be very busy this next saturday, so I decided to push the dedline from one week. LUCKY FOR YOU FOLKS!!Use my Stock CONTEST 3 (CLOSED)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
0.6 5 more entries!
0.5 More entries!
0.4 2 more entries, check them out
0.3 Our first entries!!
0.2 New prizes for the contest!
Take note that the drawing style of the artist providing the prizes must be respected while ordering the commission (:
0.1 The contest is officially open!!
Video Game inspired
Lara Croft. Mario Bros. Commander Shepard. Master Chief. Sonic... iconic characters that changed our life through the years, inspired us with their designs and created strong emotions out of their stories. By using my Stock as a reference, draw a character of your choice from a Video Game you enjoy.
What can I draw?
One or several Video Game characters in the environment of your choice.
PokeProm Contest (Update IV) (Now Closed!)Hey folks! The PokéProm 2014 contest is officially CLOSED! Thanks to everybody who entered! So many awesome entries!PokeProm Contest (Update IV) (Now Closed!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please be sure to check that I've received your entry by popping into this folder (http://dswalton.deviantart.com/favourites/59885903/PokeProm) and seeing if it's there. I'll start judging later this week.
(Update number 3 as some info about what you can include and number of entries. Again, in bold.)
(Update number 2 is about the prizes, so scroll on down. Also in bold!)
(Updated tidbits are in bold)
So I was just randomly drawing on stream, and Goloc put an awesome idea in my head! POKÉPROM! So I thought: "Hmmmm, let's make this fun! Let's make a contest!"
Don't worry, it won't be like that last contest I did that, because this one actually involves YOU! The lovely Pokémon/Nuzlocke community!
So what are the rules? Well, it's pretty darned simple.
Draw you Nuzlocke protagonist (or Pokémon OC), all dressed up prett
My favourite Tenth Doctor quotesSome of my all time favourite quotes from David as The Doctor. Please comment and add your own if it isn't here.My favourite Tenth Doctor quotes5 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Look at these people, these human beings. Consider their potential! From the day they arrive on the planet, blinking, step into the sun, there is more to see than can ever be seen, more to do than- no, hold on. Sorry, that's The Lion King. But the point still stands: Leave them alone!" (The Christmas Invasion)
"It's the city of New New York! Strictly speaking, it's the fifteenth New York since the original, so that makes it New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New New York." (New Earth)
"I'm the Doctor, and I just snogged Madame de Pompadour!" (The Girl in the Fireplace)
The Doctor: (imitating Elvis) You goin' my way, doll?
Rose: (American accent, putting on sunglasses) Is there any other way to go, daddy-o? Straight from the fridge, man! (The Idiot's Lantern)
Ida: Well, we've come this far, there's no turning back.
The Doctor: "Oh come on! Did you have t
Tributes to THE 50th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO!Tributes to THE 50th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
IT'S OFFICIALLY HERE, 23RD NOVEMBER 2013! THE DAY OF.....THE DOCTOR!
( rachelroach )
So come on and have a cake,jelly babies, jammy doges, banana or a cup of tea! The man with 11 faces, 11 different identity and 11 different taste of fashion. THE DOCTOR! But...DOCTOR....WHO?
Watercolor 9th Doctor by korabug16
Drawing Tip 1 Hello!Drawing Tip 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you for being patient everyone! Here is the little trick that i use EVERY time i draw a picture.
*So if you have drawn something and you know it just doesnt look right..theres a way to tell what you need to fix. Hold your drawing up to a mirror, or flip the paper to the backside and hold it up to a light. Now this will show you a backwards image of your drawing, you'll be able to see what parts look strange and you can fix them! If you are drawing an anime face, they are usualy semetrical, using this tip will help you accomplish this and you will end up with a perfect drawing!
Good Luck everyone!!! Please let me know if this was at all helpful!
Thank you for reading,
Sherlock SE3 EP1 Video LinkIn case you missed it or live outside of the UK like me here is a link to watchSherlock SE3 EP1 Video Link1 year ago in Personal More Like This
here's another website with a bunch of different links to watch it also: http://www.solarmovie.so/tv/sherlock-2010/season-3/episode-1/
If anyone finds download links or other streaming links please leave them in the comments for others, in case this link goes down or for people that prefer download links.
Christmas - Raffle : WIN A DRAWING !Hi ! I offer the opportunity to win 5 drawings!Christmas - Raffle : WIN A DRAWING !1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's a Raffle on DA, FA and FB, you can participate on all sites for more chance !
!!! 2 winners on DA !!!
!!! 2 winners on FA !!! => http://www.furaffinity.net/view/12188883/
!!! 1 winner on FB !!! => https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=672348516133132&set=a.642360389131945.1073741828.641789149189069&type=1&theater
You must :
- Watch me !
- Fav' this journal !
- Put a link of the Raffle in your journal, and post in comment here !
- Don't forget to add a reference of your OC in comment.
It's free !!
END : 20th December !
Hello there....As some of you may have noticed, I have started uploading things to my account again.Hello there....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have distanced myself from the DeviantArt community for personal reasons, but I will continue to upload any artwork or games I complete to my gallery here since it has become a good portfolio for me.
Thank you to everyone for all your continued support!
Love from Peachie
P.S. If you want to keep updated with my stuff, you can check out my Tumblr blog. That's basically my new internet home now.
Things have taken a turn...I've spent years of my life in a pretty huge pool of regret. Most of the time I was told I wasn't worth the dirt I walked on by the people who supposedly loved me.Things have taken a turn...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There was a lot of fear, longing, confusion, and honest to God disappointment in my youth and it led me to develop some kind of complex over the years.
I went out tonight with my mum to go shopping. For the most part we get along sometimes, mostly dependent on her moods. Some days I'm nothing to her and others... I'm a friend. I never really know what day will bring what kind of reception. Today was one of her good days I guess.
The journey started out as usual discussing random crap about her work and the car and then the rest of the time I'm sitting there listening to her hack her lungs out before she goes into another bit of conversation.
Something was different tonight though...
To understand what I'm about to just say you'd have to understand this woman I live with. As I mentioned some
The Anime-Cartoon-PLZs club's main journal:iconemptyspaceplz: :iconemptyspaceplz: :iconAnime-Cartoon-PLZs:The Anime-Cartoon-PLZs club's main journal3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconshippudennarutoplz:Naruto and Naruto shippuden 1 http://anime-cartoon-plzs.deviantart.com/journal/Naruto-part-1-of-4-plz-310249237 2 http://anime-cartoon-plzs.deviantart.com/journal/Naruto-part
Free Keychain Giveaway 2 *Winner Chosen*EDIT: The winner for this giveaway is DaffoDille!! Congrats to her, and thank you for playing, everyone!Free Keychain Giveaway 2 *Winner Chosen*5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the random number: Raffle2Number from www.random.org/
And here is the journal favourites key: Raffle2Name
In case anyone is curious how I chose the winner!
I'm planning on making a small batch of keychains over the next two weeks, so I thought that I would hold a giveaway for a free one! The winner will receive a custom keychain of the character of their choosing (within the guidelines listed below). It will look something like these:
I don't offer keychains as a commission option, so this is one of the few ways to get one, other than purchasing a premade or receiving one as a gif
TRIBUTE TO WARRIOR CATS ANIMATIONPlease watch it and share it! I am so proud of everyoneTRIBUTE TO WARRIOR CATS ANIMATION9 months ago in Personal More Like This
7 Year Celebration Project!Kay! I decided what I'm going to do! We're gonna have a dance video project!~7 Year Celebration Project!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'll do the animating bit, but you guys have to help me out with the backgrounds!
Draw anything StickFreeks related on a 1956x1100 or same-ratio canvas!~ (Fairy Foxes, Birdcubes, Extra, etc.) (For you MS Paint users, I suggest 978x550)
All entries will be put in the video and credited in the description / credits!~
If there's not enough entries to fill the video, people who entered will get a small digital picture in return.
Traditional art will be accepted, just keep in mind that the frame will only be a landscape 8 x 4.5 inch screen.
DEADLINE IS JULY 6th~ Link your picture here to this journal, or email it to me at email@example.com
Have fun!~ Please spread the word!
THIS WILL BE AWESOME~
Castiel sheets SHIPPED+ Donation send~:New:18 sept 2013Castiel sheets SHIPPED+ Donation send~4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I still receiving questions about thi,s even the sale was over, thank u so much for the interest but unfortunately i would not do this ever again, since i lost the original files for this, it won't be reprint it ever again (and dean pillow p too)
remember this sexy beibeeeeh? My beloved CAsstieeeeelll? ====>
it just finished it's pillow sheet printing test
and will be delivered to me soon~
(bad photo from the printing shop)
Oww YYESS~! it's arrived~!!! the postman deliver it to my office and it reach at early morning~ i was like.."woooooo...., FOCUS!!FOcUS!!U have a lot of deadlines to be done today or your boss with eat u alive~!"
so here's my photos, sorry for bad lighting, i used my iphone camera~
Fresh from the plastic wrap~ and..hey, it's smell nice as well~do the print shop washed it first?
From different angle, sorry i can't take full body photo since the sheet i
2000 POINT CONTEST! (closed)Hello there, I've decided to have a contest for writers of all levels (for those artists that have stumbled upon this, I'll hopefully have a drawing contest in the future). Even if you aren't a writer, you still have a chance to win 200 points!2000 POINT CONTEST! (closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
100 points will be given to someone at random who faves this journal.
Another 100 points will be given to someone who features this in their own journal.
Simply link me and you'll be put in the drawing. Yes, it's possible for you to win twice!
You do not need to be one of my watchers to join. Anyone can participate but make sure to check back every now and then in case of updates.
I wish I could offer more than 2k points as prizes but unfortunately, I'm a college student and don't have an unlimited source of income. lol Donations are welcome and appreciated! You can donate points or offer your drawing skills for the winners that way we can add more points to the prizes or have giveaways to participates.
Been called Art Thief...Hi friends ~♦Been called Art Thief...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today it's a sad day, i'm really depressed to see i was called an art thief... It was not the first time, but before this was barely say so i ignore it, but today..
Have a look:
You're stealing other artists' work!
This is stolen work!
This is from the character song cover.
"different and original"????????? YOU'RE STEALING OTHER ARTIST'S WORK.
So, dear :iconyuki51: who looks like to have an account just to be mean with people... It's not art stealing, it's art REDRAWING or Reproduction (in french).
It's mean: YES the original pictures exist on the internet, that's normal because there MODEL i use.
But i draw and colored all my work by myself, having hours and hours on it. I never claims i was the one who invent the characters.
I ALWAYS credit the author, the mangaka or even the studio l
PE Prose Basics: Hear Me My Audience!!Hello everyone!PE Prose Basics: Hear Me My Audience!!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Throughout this week we will be discussing a variety of elements in prose writing and this topic is something which isn't just relevant to prose writers, but can be applied to all forms.
Imagine your piece of work is laid out on a stage for people to read. In the seats are the people who you want to read it- who are they? Can you see their faces, imagine their lives? Why have they been drawn to come see your work and read your story? What did you to to keep that audience sat down and interested in your work? Did you think about them when you wrote?
An audience is anyone who could potentially read your work. In writing, we talk about "target audience" and how understanding that audience can help shape the way you write. That intended audience could be specified by age, interests, personalities, cultural background, religion- anything! Of course you may gain readers outside of that target group, but considering your audience will involve your reader in the wr
8 free shade sketches!I like drawing these, so I will pick eight random people.8 free shade sketches!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
How to enter:
Link me to your wolf or human/humanoid character
edit 1: Oh, wow, so many entries! thank you guys Because of your support, I'm extending this to 8 slots
edit 3: I picked all the winners with a random number generator. can you believe that I got up to 33 entries?
Slot 1: Murderous-Misery http://shelilla.deviantart.com/art/Sketch-4-453980058
Slot 2: Lysertrix http://shelilla.deviantart.com/art/Sketch-5-455587667
Slot 3: Judaime http://shelilla.deviantart.com/art/Sketch-1-451406120
Slot 4: Yalue http://shelilla.deviantart.com/art/Sketch-6-455592455
Slot 5: Prince-Bee http://shelilla.deviantart.com/art/Sketch-8-459658318
Slot 6: MisfitKitsune http://shelilla.deviantart.com/art/Sketch9-459677488
Slot 7: Libertades http://shelilla.deviantart.com/art/Sketch-2-451412207
Slot 8: :devk