Diablo III Fan Art Contest Semi-FinalistsDeviantART and Blizzard challenged you to prepare yourself by creating an original artwork featuring one or more of the six heroes of Sanctuary or of Malthael preparing for the upcoming battle. Our judges pored through each entry and selected the top twenty-five works, which will now be sent to Christian Lichtner, Art Director of Diablo III to choose the final three. Congratulations to the 25 Semi-Finalists below!Diablo III Fan Art Contest Semi-Finalists1 year ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
- Signed boxed copy of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Collector's™ Edition
- 1,000 deviantART points
Are you on the right track? + Fuck Talent!Am I on the right track?Are you on the right track? + Fuck Talent!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is a thing people often wonder and think it's a complicated to find out, but it is actually pretty simple. It's a different question you need to ask yourself based on different topics.
As for: Fuck talent! You'll find it if you scroll down
Topic 1: Am I on the right track to becoming a better artist?
Does your work from today, look closer to your initial goal than your work from last week? (this needs to be both in skill and idea.)
Good skills: Honing your technique, training you muscle memory, being more knowledgeable about your tools and art rules. With art rules I mean: Perspective, form, light, texture, composition.
Good ideas: Storytelling, characteristics, charm, emotion and design. Not just making things look polished but also convey something more, something that brings it to life and speaks to pe
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 Story7 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.
How to deal with or get feedback.Getting feedback or critiques may be hard for people.How to deal with or get feedback.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Some people want it really bad but can't seem to get it, at least not from the people he/she is hoping for.
And other get it all the time but feel a little attacked or bullied by it.
Pretty much anyone with eyes and some intelligence is able to spot mistakes or irregularities in someone's work. This person doesn't have to be more skilled than you.
However, this person... might be wrong....
How do you judge a critique?
You initially made your artwork according to the knowledge you currently have. Leaving room for mistakes in the elements you're not trained or knowledgeable in. Or perhaps you think you know something and you are not aware that it's wrong.
When someone gives you feedback, even though it might feel incorrect. Take a little time to do some extra research on the matter.
You can ask others if they agree with someone's feedback.
You can search online (wit
Overcome your unfair obstacles.We all have certain obstacles that gives us the feeling of: 'This is so unfair!.'Overcome your unfair obstacles.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
To me it's one of the most annoying feelings in the world because in general we don't really know how to deal with it. One little part of us says: 'Don't whine about it, you are just being jealous.' the other part of you tells you: 'If I didn't have this obstacle or disability I would rule the world!!'
So you bounce around anger, sadness, hopelessness and envy.
If you were just sad about something or simply angry it would be a lot easier to deal with, you cry or you just vent a bit towards a friend.
But how to deal with he feeling of unfairness?
There are many things that can form this unfair obstacle for you.
Physical obstacles such as: MS, Lyme disease, Arthritis, Color blindness, missing fingers?
Mental obstacles such as: Depression, being a procrastinator (yes I'm naming it because it's a mental blockade that keeps y
Bog Witch Tutorial Pt.2!Hey everyone!Bog Witch Tutorial Pt.2!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to drop on here and let you know that the 2nd part of my Bog Witch tutorial is available for purchase! Same as the previous, only $5 for over 5 hours of video w/commentary covering my technique using grayscale to color in photoshop. Here is a trailer I made showing quick samples of the things I cover in the videos!
I hope you enjoy the tutorial and please share with me your results!
You can get the tutorial(s) here - https://gumroad.com/daverapoza
(paypal options are at the bottom of each description)
Timing fucking matters.Time does a lot of things, it makes you older, it gets you to places, it never stops going forward. However you control when and how you use it!Timing fucking matters.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone makes choices on a daily bases, most of them are actually done with your auto-pilot function out of habit.
Most people usually sit in the same spot on the couch, chooses what to wear based on previously made combinations and so on, unless they consciously become aware of their action and might decide it's time for a change. It can be a small thing that makes people aware of their options
You can count that pretty much every person out there works like this and YOU often depend on THEIR choices.
My point of this journal is saying: Use this in your advantage!
Time can be compared to a diet. Eating to much bad stuff will make you unhealthy and feel bad, while eating healthy things will keep you going and feel good. So time can either make you feel stuck in one place, maybe even going backwards (ageing already does that for you) or
GDA PE Week 2013Well hello everyone Welcome to the project Educate week of Game Development 2013, hosted by PolyMune So excited to do my first P.E. week!! Lot's to do and lots going on this weekGDA PE Week 20131 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First off let me say thank you too :iconastralseed: :iconkaz-d: for helping me get things going ! I'd also like to thank all my awesome community members, CVs, etc for helping answer questions, being judges, and all around being helpful for the prep. of this week!
So the order of events are as follows :
Day 1 - Introduction, Contest announcement, mini contest winner announcement
Day 2 - Getting to know your game development category, features to go along with it
Day 3 - Q/A's with Game Artists around the community, Features,
Day 4 - Game dev. resources/ intro to some programs featuring various groups and communities on DA
Day 5 - Q/A's with game artists around the community, how to get into the industry or started into the direction of game art
Day 6 - Games that captivate us artist
Q and A ZeronisSup guys and girls!Q and A Zeronis7 months ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, I want to apologize for not responding to you guys. I get piles of comments and notes on this account.
I know I've been getting many questions via PM and notes on DA and Facebook, but I haven't been able to answer them all. I do read them so keep commenting and sending notes!
I would like to have the opportunity for all to ask me common questions about me or anything art and game related here. I'll look through the comments and update this Journal Entry with new Q&A.
Only request is that you ask some relevant questions and not something too personal and inappropriate.
With that said, ask away!
1. What type of Program do you use? What tablet do you use?I use Adobe Photoshop CS5. I have tried couple other programs like SAI, Alias Sketchbook Pro, and Painter X, but photoshop has all the tools I need to create art.I have Wacom Intuos 5 and Wacome Cintiq 22UX mounted on ergotron arm.
2. How long does it take to complete
Are you being honest with yourself?As part of becoming good at something you need to be able to reflect upon yourself. Judge your own abilities and work and consider the possibility that what ever you have been doing it wrong all along. Or perhaps you're actually being to hard on yourself and you're better than your conscious is telling you. (This is bad too because it leads to insecurities.)Are you being honest with yourself?11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Signs that you might overestimate your current skills.
Do you often feel these things when you look upon work from good artists?:
I can totally do this too.
This is not so hard, I can do this faster.
My work is way more interesting.
It's not fair that this person gets way more attention than I do.
Why am I not being recognized for my skills.
This other technique is cheating! (photo-bashing, using reference, filters, effects etc)
I don't need to draw and learn all day to become this good.
I spend 2 hours on a painting, Masterpiece!!
Signs that you might underestimate your skills.
Do you ofte
Weekly FeaturesHello guys, wassup?Weekly Features1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome all new members.
Help us ---> We want MOL to become a supergroup. Help us by donating here: donation poll. Thanks.
Have a great week.
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Diablo III Fan Art Contest WinnersDiablo III Fan Art Contest Winners11 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
In the Diablo III Reaper of Souls Fan Art Contest, we asked you to join the crusade against death itself by portraying the Heroes of Sanctuary or Malthael preparing for their coming conflict. Christian Lichtner, Art Director of Diablo III, reviewed and considered each of the twenty-five semi-finalists and picked three winners who best prepared their Diablo characters.
Read Christian's comments on each winning artwork below, and check out the winning de
NEW FEATURE FOR FEBRUARY 2015NEW FEATURE FOR FEBRUARY 20151 month ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
February is almost here and time for another feature of amazing artworks for this year from our very talented members, which I hope everyone will enjoy and be inspired by. Our membership is steadily growing and at the time of submitting this journal is now 4,348 and our galleries as I always write, contain even more amazing and inspirational art, which is well worth viewing as well as adding to your .
About our group
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the 'Featured 7' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs and interfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, matte painting, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, 3D objects, commission information, tutorials and resou
BestDA photos Collection #8BestDA photos Collection #85 months ago in Personal More Like This
Path of Dreams by erynlasgalenphotoartFirst Row by MikkoLagerstedtDivided by MikkoLagerstedt
take me there by jaeliseSt. Johann by Panomenal
The Crimson Tide by Dee-TAurora 13.09.14 by m-eralpKuang Si Waterfalls by Dapicture
Dawn by dkwyniaE S C A P E by A2Matos
The Snowy Cloak of Aldeyjarfoss by erezmaromweek33 by cloe-patra
Slightly Blue by bellalleb-photo
The stuff that artists go through.There are so many pro's and con as to being an artist, professional or as a hobby.The stuff that artists go through.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
It feels nice to be able to express yourself through something you make and when that something turns out to be looking good we get this sense of accomplishment.
Most of the time though there are bad feelings mixed with the good ones.
Not being understood. Those moments where your friends or family does not understand that you have to desire to be alone and work on your art. Those copious amounts of hours you spend working and they wonder why you wouldn't rather be outside relaxing in the sun or hang out with your friends.
The only people who will ever fully understand this are other artists or simply very understandable people. It's important they they will eventually understand so there wont be any hurt feelings. Try to explain ti as calmly and rational as you can, perhaps with using examples in terms they would understand.
If you want to do art...Then DO it already!I've been asked by a lot of aspiring artists how I got into 3d and game art in general. So, I've decided to share my experience and what I've learned to hopefully give you guys some good advice.If you want to do art...Then DO it already!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, I've always been a fan of video games. I used to go to my neighbors house and play Super Mario Land and Tetris on their Gameboy then go home to play more on my SNES. As I got older, the game that really stuck to me was Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I loved everything about it, and it's what really got me to draw.
I went to a small community college in fall 2008 to start a degree in Graphic Design. In high school I went through a big phase of designing icons for Live Journal and my parents convinced me it would be the safest route for a career. By the end of the first semester, I had been with my boyfriend Cody for a few months and observed what he did in his 3D Animation major. Since I loved games, I decided it would make a more enjoyable career path. I switched majors and
The sound of colours VIIIHey!The sound of colours VIII1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This month's topic is scapes.
I hope you like it!
Ice Cold ... by Brettc Patience - Moraine Lake by LukeAustin
Shooting Godafoss by erezmarom Endurance by Dani-Lefrancois
Two sunsets for one day... by vincentfavre Temple of Winter by MarcAdamus
Little canyon by MartinAmm Winter Tales part 1 by werol
Early Winter's Magnificence by MaximeCourty Between two worlds by MikkoLagerstedt
Fiery Sky II by Nitrok Winter sunset by XavierJamonet
When inspiration is far to be found...We all get these anoying times when we really want to make something cool, get inspired and work that magic. We see everyone around us (online) do it, but how come we are not?When inspiration is far to be found...5 months ago in Personal More Like This
So we look for ways to get inspired, we ask around, find these usual answers: go watch a film, listen to music.. take a walk...
But even when we do that, we still end up stuck most of the time.
Part of the solution is knowing WHY we get stuck and this is my theory.
ADT - Attention Deficit Trait.
'Experiencing an inner frenzy of distractability, impatience, difficulty in setting priorities, staying focused and managing time. Those are our biggest enemies as they all end up cluttering your head and keeping you from spending quality focused time on a singular topic.
Everything we do now a days is based around multitasking and it is giving us a constant overdose of information. Let me elaborate.
How many of you travel daily by public transport and don't look away
When someone brings your art down...Putting our art out there makes us very vulnerable, especially when you've made something close to your heart. Perhaps something of your own fantasy, a story, a fan fiction your passionate about?When someone brings your art down...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As much as most of us really want to improve, we also simply want to make art because we love it and when we share it there is a slight hope there is someone out there who will love it too.
There are all kinds of ways other people can bring you down by saying something about your art, or by doing nothing at all! Perhaps YOU are even part of making someone feel down and you're not realizing it!
The harsh critique.
This person might want to help you or simply likes to bring you down. In either case this person will write in length about your lack of technique, uniqueness and/or skill.
Respond option: Thanks but no thanks! Tell this person you appreciate the time spend on their post, but you rather hear constructive c
A big black hole called: Procrastination.Procrastination is an infinite cycle that becomes bigger and bigger the longer it's there and the time wasted being sucked into it is a dark matter of nothing.A big black hole called: Procrastination.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
hahah I figured this was the most dramatic way to put it, but yeah, it's real and it sucks.
For those who don't know what it means: Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute" before the deadline.
We all suffer from procrastination. It is pretty innocent when you have it with household chores or packing your suitcase before you go on a holiday.
But it becomes a serious problem when you do it with the important things in your life. I take it you're an artist if you're reading this and the biggest aim of being an artist is to be an even better one.
As shown in previous journals there are many
CONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days UNDERWATER LIFECONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please support us by ing this article, thank you!
* Theme of this contest is UNDERWATER LIFE so all what you have to do is create a piece of artwork that shows life under water!
* It can be any kind of art! This is an All Media Contest, so use your imagination! Can be a drawing, painting, animation, photo, sculpture, literature keychain, photomanipulation, 3dart or ANYTHING! Just remember about the theme!
* Keep in mind that using someone elses work in your enty (such as base or parts of photomanip or brushes etc) need to have all proper credit with links or icons in artists comments!
* No strange fetishes, bondage, violence and such of course
* Mature Content for partial nudity or sexual themes is allowed, blood can be but no much violence!
* SUBMITTING your enty:
-MUST be a member of PromoteArt
-MUST show the UNDERWATER LIFE theme somehow in any
Wondrous JourneyThe adventure begins here....Wondrous Journey2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cuculus,casablanca ,and bones by SeanSoong Fire Goddess by aditya777
Sullivan River menu by VityaR83 treehouses by VityaR83
PoBC- Cutscene 1 by yakonusuke
Dark mists of Orzhova by velinov Oldtown Raven by Carolina-Eade
The Crown Conspiracy, MJ Sullivan by MarcSimonetti Venice Rooftops by Lhuin
MtG: Gift of Orzhova by algenpfleger Freedom by shilin
Aegik Commission 2013_1 by TylerEdlinArt
Your Guide to When You're Accused of Stealing ArtThis guide was made with the intention to create a link that anyone can send to art thieves who are being difficult or unwilling to help.Your Guide to When You're Accused of Stealing Art2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Any suggestions are welcome to help this article grow.
Questions about what to do, when you're told you stole this picture and was asked to take it down, etc.:
I was told by someone that I took this picture without crediting.- If they call out on you for not stating the artist's name, consider that a proper source is "Art by Username."
- Crediting is not "Creds to arts"; "Found on Google".
- It only takes a few seconds to actually look at the name from the website you found it, and add their name.
- You should use this as practice. When doing school projects, I bet a teacher has annoyed you by asking "Where did you get this idea? Why didn't you put the link from where you took it?"
- Same applies to the internet.
I was told by someone that I took this picture without permission.- If