How to draw during 365 daysHow to draw during 365 days1 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
By the beginning of 2014 I started this account and uploaded a doodle a day during a year. It was the most challenging thing I ever did and it helped me loads on improving my art.
I've seen a lot of mentions on my inbox about artists that are starting their own 365 Days challenge and I want to write this journal to share what I've learned through my experience and maybe encourage some of you to join this long term journey.
It's okay to start simple!
My first doodles were waaay more simple than the other ones. If I had to start the project again I would still do them simple. Of course, starting this challenge is very exciting but it's a dead end if you put a heavy load on yourself at the beginning!
Focus on knowing your pace first. How much time does it take you to finish your drawings?
How to beat procrastination (part 2)Most of the excuses for not drawing is lacking of ideas. On part 1 of this journal I explained why I find it useful to keep a notebook with you, and to write down your ideas whenever possible.How to beat procrastination (part 2)2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This second part is about developing the habit of drawing. Hope you find it useful!
Create the habit of drawing
First thing to know about creating new habits is that it works kinda like inertia law:
"An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. An object in motion continues in motion."
Which means that the more you postpone your drawings the more you'll feel like delaying them. This procrastination abyss can be endless. For instance, I didn't draw anything in 2013 until the end of August when I bought my fi
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 Story6 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.
How to beat procrastination (part 1)As I said on a previous submission, I'm planning to make some tutorials on the upcoming December. Before that, however, I feel like I can help on another subject, which comes before even starting your drawing: Procrastination. I mean, procrastination towards your own drawings.How to beat procrastination (part 1)2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you're not familiar with this word:
pro-cras-ti-na-tion |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-|
"the action of delaying or postponing something."
Why am I talking about this?
Well, a year ago I used to be a professional procrastinator. I've imposed the 365 Days of Doodles challenge to myself for this particular reason.
While procrastination is to some degree a natural phenomenon and can’t be completely eradicated, you can use the following strategies to get in the habit of getting drawings done.
Mind that these are not golden rules or such, just strategies that work fo
So you've decided to talk to an artistHey everybody, this is going around over on tumblr, but I feel like it's just as relevant here and it's a really good informational post for people that have/want to have good dealings and interactions with online artists. Because seriously, these are really good things to know. (I mean, I've been pestered by almost all of these at some point or another, and if people had read these they might have saved me a lot of annoyance) So give it a read if you'd like. The original post comes from www.phantom42.tumblr.comSo you've decided to talk to an artist11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Don’t tell an artist, “SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!" or "I would totally buy that!" if you’re not ready and/or willing to back it up with an actual purchase. Artists love that you love the piece, but often produce pieces/quantities based on apparent interest and potential customers. Gauges of potential buyers and gauges of general interest are both very important, but they are very different.
Artists on Writers - No. 5, Charles DickensArtists on Writers - No. 5, Charles Dickens1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 5|Archives
Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” in 1843, the story that has ever since come to embody, as has the entire legendary life of its author.
The true spirit and eternal hope for a more prosperous and more just coming new year that the best sentiments of the winter holiday season have always been all about. Dickens was the champion of the poor and downtrodden, never forgetting the humiliation of his father being thrown into debtor’s prison, which precipitated the young boy’s forced abandonment of school in order to work in a factory. The illiterate poor returned Dickens’s love and affection, paying their hard-earned half-pennies just to have the monthly installments of his latest novel read to them from the newspaper.
People are AWESOME- Part 1-digitalDIGITAL ARTPeople are AWESOME- Part 1-digital1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
These colors again by LeaglemResistant God Engelbert (advanced version) by AniaMituraGoddess of Destiny by YayashinThe Avengers- Iron Man vs. Thor Key Frame by andyparkartHera by TheRafaEntrance to Hata Zukal by TitusLunterapplibot - legend of cryptid by Reza-ilyasa
Lighthouse by Tira-Owl
Canyon by aJVLYou stole my jungle! by TrungTHThe Great North Road by PhilipstraubYggdrasil by Derlaine8
7 Days Drawing Challenge FeatureThe 7 Days Drawing challenge ended last Wednesday and now it's time for features!7 Days Drawing Challenge Feature7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thank you very much everyone who joined the challenge. It's interesting to see how this challenge required mostly creativity and determination rather than just art skill. Congratulations to all of those who managed to finish, I'm very proud to see that many of you did
As promised, I chose 7 of my favorite projects and I'll reward them with a free request doodle by me! Here they are (be sure to check out their galleries!!):
I've chosen :iconreenacat: and :iconarbitrary-means: to win the 200 points!
(Thanks again stargirl143 for the points!)
The Art of Plagarism (art theft/brand discussion)This is going to be one of those more thought-provoking journals, where I get to tie in real news articles to how the online community operates. If you are able to read through this entire journal, mad props, because it's going to give you some mental floss to work with. I always like starting up a good topic of conversation, so chime in with the comments.The Art of Plagarism (art theft/brand discussion)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I stumbled across this article after sifting through my daily news rounds (i'm a junkie when it comes to it).
In the event you do not care to go through the entire article, I can summarize it:
Artist Chris Foss is a book illustrator who made a particular work for a sci-fi novel. At a later date, another, much more prominent artist, Glenn Brown, made mi
The Project365 Days of Doodles is a project in which I should make 1 drawing for each day of 2014. When I started this deviantART account I was already in the 24th doodle (I've been submitting my work since the first day of January on my Instagram account).The Project1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I decided to upload all the 24 doodles in a row, after that I'll submit 1 drawing per day as I finish each one of them. Hope you like my work so far!
Art Raffle! [CLOSED]Since I just recently got my 4000th watcher, I though I do an Art-Raffle!Art Raffle! [CLOSED]10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The price will be one ballpoint drawing with a character of your choice:
Rules to participate:
1. You have to comment on this journal (I will give you your number then)
2. You have to fave this journal
3. You have to watch me
You can get one extra number if you promote the Raffle in your own journal and give others the chance to join, too
Also, please be fair and don't use second accounts to get better chances. I will take a look at each account to be sure of it's activity
I will use RANDOM.ORG to generate the winners on the 30 April.
Winner is Nr. 42, benybing
World Building Tips(somewhat Nuzlocke Specific)World Building Tips3 months ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of people have asked me about how I world-build and I get a lot of comments about it so I guess... I do pretty well???
So I'm going to attempt to explain my thought-process and process for world-building:
World-building basically comes down to doing your homework.
No seriously- make and fill in a worksheet for yourself (I’ll be posting mine for you guys to use if you want to).
Think it through- all aspects of it. And when you answer your questions, consider the theme of your nuzlocke. Your world and plot should follow the same theme and I think that's how you make it interesting?? Like, don't try to be edgy and interesting- just connect the dots in realistic ways.
In the case of The Fall, it has a pretty distinct dark undertone- so all of my answers had to reflect that, on the surface, things might look okay, but this is canonically a world where there’s one visible police officer/government official who is completely useless and it’
145 Point + Watch/Llama Giveaway! (CLOSED)Hey everybody! It's me :iconredyoshi77: and I've decided to host another point giveaway because I just recently had my 1 year anniversary here on deviantART. So have fun and remember to read the rules before entering!145 Point + Watch/Llama Giveaway! (CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1st Place: 65 + 42 Watches + 42 Llamas
2nd Place: 45 + 42 Watches + 42 Llamas
3rd Place: 35 + 42 Watches + 42 Llamas
*The watches and llamas will be supplied by me and :iconpinkyoshi77: and :iconblue-yoshi77: and :icondiamonddog777: and :icondreamchasms: and :iconwolfgirl660: and :iconnightrunblaze12: and :iconwolfiesnow: and :iconthewildrunningwolf: and :iconmauschencrafts: and :iconmauschenadopts: and :iconloplovinglydia: and :icon
death vigil out in julydeath vigil out in july8 months ago in Personal More Like This
so, this july i am starting death vigil, published by image/top cow. it will be a monthly series limited to three 8-issue arcs, so there is a definitive ending. with this i have learned some of the things about publishing independent comics, and i am planning a video with some tips after i summarize my experiences. hopefully it will prove helpful for others to get their stuff published
but apparently rule 1 is promote preorders. preorders are crucial for independent books as they define the print runs, and are crucial to the sucess of the book.. so.. as my far more experienced friends told me to do....
death vigil is preorderable ...pretty much in any place or webstore that carries US comics.
you can find an extensive preview to issue 1 and much more here
now, for some frequently asked questions
what about ravine? ron marz assured me that he will be
A Feature :DThis is not an april fool's prank i really love these artworks. So sit back and enjoy!A Feature :D10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The King by Sedeptra
SS for Yuki-k by Harumagai
Words for Her by JaimeIbarra
Thranduil the Woodland King by HRFleur
Year of the Horse by alchemaniac
Bilbo Baggins' Book Sculpture by wetcanvas
As Always She Is Waiting by beckycloonan
Tam Lin by wylielise
InspirationsSome nights, like the one now, I go to bed early because I'm so exhausted - but then I can't sleep.Inspirations2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Because all I do is think about stuff.
I like to call them brainstorm nights lol.
And the only thing that helps me sleep is to write about what I was thinking about.
With that said:
I get a lot of people that ask me if I have any artists that I look up to or that inspire me.
Well I use to say I didn't, because I honestly wasn't sure and had never thought about it.
But guess what! Tonight is Brainstorm night and I can't facking sleep lmao.
All I could think about was answering this still unanswered question.
Sooo, yea! These are the people that make me wanna draw.
Autlaw's character art is always amazing, but what really catches my interest is the backgrounds that they do. Holy cheese man, they always look so real and breath-taking and detailed and each time I look at them - I just want to get to doodling and practice on my own backgrounds. I'm pretty sure her art was what in
Human NatureCarnival 2011by - StilfotoHuman Nature11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Swimming In The Air take iii
by - oO-Rein-Oo
Moveby - mahleu
The Shadow by - lintun79
Beyond The Sunby - EmotionalityStudios
. . . : : B A L A T : : . . .by - jackall2
Rainbow Family member 43by - BenoitPaille
hocus pocusby - enderefe
me playing slender manme when I play slender manme playing slender man1 year ago in Personal More Like This
pff I can do this Im the best person ever
HAHA stupied bitch I found a note * sees slendy *
*running* fuck this shit fuck fuck fuck *turns around * oh good he is not there
*3 notes later * ha whats the madder slendy are you walkin around like a LOSER while im just getting your notes because your just a LOSER haha ya that got him
*one note later * god dam where is he god this is getting to easy * turns around and slendy is there * HOLY FUCKING BALLS * I lose *
well that's good for me
Contest endedSoon I will tell you who was the winner.Contest ended3 months ago in Personal More Like This
PE: Taking care of your drawingsTraditional Art WeekPE: Taking care of your drawings1 week ago in Art Features More Like This
There are countless tutorials on drawing, painting or anything else you fancy to create, but how about taking care of the finished picture? Here you might find a bunch of useful tips on how to take care of your drawing (taking care of paintings will be explained another time).
It's usually similar for the most kinds of media you might have used - as long as it's waterproof, fixative or hair spray will be enough. Some specific tools, such as ballpoint pens or some kinds of non-waterproof ink, might smudge during spraying and even more afterwards, so it's not recommended to save them that way.
Fixative or hair spray?
There are many opinions on both of them. Here are, however the facts: fixative is much more expensive than hair spray, it usually stinks awfully, and is considered the "pro" way to preserve the picture (uh oh). H
Bedtime Stories - FeatureBedtime Stories - Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
June ID by picaresca Ghost Town by Ardisrawr
Sleeping Beauty's Nightmares by DanieOpheliac
Sleep time~ by shuukichi A so little princess - Princess and the Pea by Blossom-Lullabies
Sleeping Beauty - close-up by viona
Sleeping with butterflyes by RebecaSaray flowers. by Yvonnne92
Sleeping Beauty by MariannaInsomnia
switching worlds by chantal-olivia Daydreaming by Econita
Untitled by melancholicego
just one more page... by di3ggo
100 WATCHERS FEATURE-100 POINT GIVEAWAY! CLOSEDSo, I reached 100 watchers. Actually, more than that, >//< Thanks guys! I'm sorry I closed the other giveaway...but now, I have a new one, since I reached 100 watchers! So, I did promise you that I'd do a point giveaway for 10 people, but I'm literally point-rupted. >.< I gave out too many points to too many people, so I only have 112 points, which is why I'm doing an 100 point giveaway to one person, and for the 9 other people, free commissions/requests. Sounds good, right?100 WATCHERS FEATURE-100 POINT GIVEAWAY! CLOSED11 months ago in Personal More Like This
1rst place= 100 + Free commission or request
2nd place=50 (I'm working on that! I have 12 so far...) + Free commission or request
3rd place=40 (I'm working on that...need more points guys! ) +Free commission or request
4th place=Free commission or request
5th place=Free commission or request
6th place=Free commission or request
7th place=Free commission or request
8th place=Free commission or request
9th place=Free commission or request
10th place=Free commission or request
(LAST DAY!)CREATE YOUR OWN ZARZIOL CONTEST!TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES!(LAST DAY!)CREATE YOUR OWN ZARZIOL CONTEST!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hey guys! So Here's the Rules:
What to do: Draw your very own Zarziol! It can be a baby or an adult.
- Patterns and Design MUST be made up by you.
- Minimal Accessories are Allowed. (Piercings, Jewelry, Etc.)
- You may enter as many times as you want, but only one of your designs can win!
- There will be 10 winners! (Winners get to keep their Zarziol)
- I'm looking for designs with the most love put into them, the ones who want their Zarziols the most. ♥
- NOTE: DO NOT USE MY ZARZIOL LINEARTS FOR YOUR ENTRY. The reason why I say this is because I'm really interested in seeing how you'd draw your Zarziol in your very own style.
You must read the Zarziol Species Info before you draw your entry:
***Baby Zarziols are allowed to grow.***
Zarziols are Dragon/Raptor/Moth like creatures that are about 4 Ft. Tall.
Lannie Lona Contest - Lots More Prizes!Hello everyone!Lannie Lona Contest - Lots More Prizes!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here's an update on the official journal for the Lannie Lona 1000 contest! There will be some nice prizes, and even if you don't win, you'll get a feature, mention in my journal and a llama badge just for entering. Read on for more details! You'll also get a mention in :iconmysunsetshimmer: and :iconditzy-doo: ^^
You Can Draw Lannie Lona & Her Pony Form Together
Design New Clothing For Lannie Lona Human
Lannie Lona Folder: http://sjart117.deviantart.com/gallery/44159050
You don't have to be great at drawing, you won't be judged on that aspect, so don't worry if you don't think you're good enough. I personally know you're all great in your own way.
The winners will be chosen for;