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 Story1 year 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)11 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
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 Project2 years 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!
7 Days Drawing Challenge FeatureThe 7 Days Drawing challenge ended last Wednesday and now it's time for features!7 Days Drawing Challenge Feature1 year 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!)
Color Inspiration - RedHello again!Color Inspiration - Red4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the first of a 7 part journal about colors. I'll take the opportunity of the 7 Days Color Challenge to share some material I've been gathering recently.
Hope you find this interesting for either the challenge or future projects. ^_^
Red has more personal associations than any other color. Recognized as a stimulant, red is inherently exciting. Red draws attention, so a keen use of red as an accent can immediately focus attention on a particular element. (shout out to extroverted people, that's your color (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*)
Red is particularly interesting because it's on both ends of the emotional spectrum. On one end there's passion and love and on the other there's danger, fear and anger. I'm wondering which of these emotions you most associate with the color red. ^^
It's the first color bab
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)10 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
How to draw during 365 daysHow to draw during 365 days9 months 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?
DeviantArtist Questionnaire1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?DeviantArtist Questionnaire2 months ago in Personal More Like This
1 year and a half as a deviant but I've been browsing this site since I was in highschool (2010-2011)
2. What does your username mean?
It's my real surname (my real name is Gabriel Picolo but IRL everyone knows me as "Picolo") so it was a very easy choice. It used to be "365DaysofDoodles" but I had to change it since that project ended on 1st January.
3. Describe yourself in three words.
Too much overthinking
4. Are you left or right handed?
Right handed. I can't draw shit with my left hand :- D
5. What was your first deviation?
The very beginning of the 365 Days of Doodles project. Is it too much of a coincidence if everything started with a cat?
7 Colors Challenge FeatureThe 7 Days Color Challenge ended last Friday and now it's time for features and winners!7 Colors Challenge Feature4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you one last time for joining! If it wasn't for you there would be no challenge at all. I'm amazed by the number of entries and your determination to complete it! Congratulations to all of you, I'm so proud to see the rainbows created by the 7 Colors Challenge :icon7colorsbadge:
As promised, I chose 4 of my favorite projects and gave 120 points to each one of them. Here they are (in no particular order):
My favorite feature of Hikolol35's project is that he was able to to use similar aesthetics even though he chose different themes for his 7 days. In other words, he was able to adapt to different situations using his own style. Congrats man!
DamaiMikaz used her own cha
Color Inspiration - OrangeThis is the second of a 7 part journal about colors. I'll take the opportunity of the 7 Days Color Challenge to share some material I've been gathering recently.Color Inspiration - Orange4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've been obsessed with colors since I started to work with them and it's really nice to know their meanings and symbolism before applying them on a project. Hope you enjoy it!
Before the orange fruit was introduced in Europe, there wasn't a word to designate this color. The color was inicially referred to as ġeolurēad (yellow-red) for reddish orange;
Specialists believe that orange increases our brain's oxygen supply creating a refreshing and stimulant effect;
According to studies, orange is the color most related to fun. That's why it's popular among children;
Orange is the complementary color of Blue even on its
7 Days Drawing Challenge! (closed)Here we go! Firstly, I know time zones may be a problem. It's Wednesday 18, June, 13:00 o'clock where I live. The challenge starts counting from now on. Thankfully, DeviantART lets me know when the deviation was submitted. (:7 Days Drawing Challenge! (closed)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm amazed with the amount of people interested in joining the challenge. It must be started today in order to be finished next Wednesday. If you can't join for any reason, don't worry! I'll be doing more Drawing Challenges in the future.
What's a 7 Days Drawing Challenge?
The challenge is drawing 7 different things based on 7 themes I will give you guys. A drawing a day. I know it may sound a bit tiring but the objective is to keep yourself inspired during 7 days in a row. The more you draw, the more you'll feel like drawing!
What about the Rules?
The only rule is that you have to draw (and submit) something each day. NO CHEATING! It doesn't matter the media nor the ar
7 Days Color Challenge (preview)Hi everyone!7 Days Color Challenge (preview)4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Almost a year ago I challenged you guys with the 7 Days Drawing Challenge! (closed), which was meant to make you draw for 7 days in a row.
After receiving some requests I decided to host this challenge again with a small change: 2015 is a colorful year for me so it will be a Color Challenge!
We'll start this Friday (5th June). Be sure you won't miss it!
What's a 7 Days Color Challenge?
The challenge is drawing 7 different things based on 7 different colors. A color a day. By the end of the challenge you'll have a rainbow set of drawings to show ^_^
What about the Rules?
Rules are the same as the last drawing challenge: the only rule is that you have to draw (and submit) s
Choosing Your Art MaterialsCommunity WeekChoosing Your Art Materials9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Article Written for projecteducate
Although going into an art store can be fun but it can also be overwhelming with so many brands, types, and prices to consider. Sometimes, a totally cheapo art supply can work better than an expensive brand. I am going to be sharing my personal favorites and experiences with you and hopefully, the next time you go into an art store, you can have an idea on what to buy and selecting the material which suits your needs.
I am dividing this article into sections so you can skip ahead to the area which you are interested in.
Disclaimer: This article is extremely long due to the fact that I am covering almost every medium I have access to. Once again, please skip to the area you are interested in ^_^
Table Of Contents:
Things to Consider Every timePaintsBrushesColored PencilsGreyscale Drawing MaterialsMarkersPaperDigitalOther Ending (^_^)
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)2 years 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
Artists on Writers - No. 5, Charles DickensArtists on Writers - No. 5, Charles Dickens10 months 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.
GIVEAWAY OVER. Winners have been announced.EDIT:I did my math wrong, so it's 3300 points, NOT 2700!GIVEAWAY OVER. Winners have been announced.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
yes u read correctly. I am going to be doin the giveaway. Hurrah
Ok, so in honor of hitting 200+ watchers I WANTED TO DO A GIVEAWAY, so here I am. I have 2700 points and enough paypal money to buy a 3 month premium membership. So you know what thaT MEANS.
Gonna give everyone stuff!
(1) Three month premium membership
(5) One month premium memberships (or just the 396 points)
The numbers in parentheses are how many of each prize I will be giving away. So, a total of 700 and 6 premium memberships! The prizes are listed in order from biggest to smallest, so the first name I draw will get the 3 month, the next
A Feature :DThis is not an april fool's prank i really love these artworks. So sit back and enjoy!A Feature :D2 years 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
Contest endedSoon I will tell you who was the winner.Contest ended11 months ago in Personal More Like This
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 artist2 years 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.
It's CRITmas 2014! FINAL DAYIt's CRITmas 2014! FINAL DAY10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Update 06/01 We've got about 12 hours left before the contest deadline! We've had one person do 12 in 2 hours today, so if you are feeling mad and want a prize, go for it! Also please don't forget to log your critiques in this journal as so many have already done!
Update 04/01 2 days left! Please check your name is on the completer list if you have claimed your 12 critiques! There's still plenty of time to contribute, even if you don't make it to 12!
Update 01/01 Happy New year everyone! Here is to an amazing 2015! We've still got 5 days left of this challenge and starting to see more people completing! Keep those critiques rolling, you are doing fantastic!
Update 28/12 How are we getting on? Starting to see a few critiques springing about, which is fantastic! You will notice at the bottom of this journal, there is now a list of challenge participants who have submitted their completed critique
Being an inspiration within the communityCommunity WeekBeing an inspiration within the community9 months ago in Personal More Like This
DeviantArt is an incredibly large community, and to many of us it's easy to feel that we cannot have an impact within it, without being incredibly popular, or having a special 'status' such as Senior, or by being a Community Volunteer. As natural as this thought might be, however, it is quite wrong. There are so many ways to be an inspiration within the community, and in this article I will describe a few key ones.
Compiling art features and posting them through your journals is one of the easiest ways to start trying to inspire and influence the community. There is so much art on DeviantArt, and so many artists deserving more recognition. Art Features are an incredibly fun way of exposing art you've fallen in love with, or art you believe the community should see more of. If you want your features to stand out more, try to be creative with them. Perhaps do themes, specific genres, perhaps include thumbnails in a specific order, perha
Children of the Night is outChildren of the Night is finally done! It is been a long road, but all the friends we met along this way have made it worth it.Children of the Night is out2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here you can find the Link to the youtube video, if you cannot see it, it will be up in about 20 imnutes from the release of this journal.
I want to give a big THANK YOU to every single person who helped us along this dificult way.
FAQ 809: Line By Line. Stock and Res Golden RuleToday we are going to take an in-depth look at :faq809: This particular FAQ is one that our stock community should know by heart. If you are submitting to the Resources & Stock gallery, you need to be familiar with it. As Stock & Resources Community Volunteers, we personally will not feature a resource as a Daily Deviation if they do not follow this simple list. This also includes personal commentary based on our own personal opinions and experience within the community as a stock providers and a photomanipulators. The personal IMHO portions may be a bit ranty, and you've been warned.FAQ 809: Line By Line. Stock and Res Golden Rule8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Size must be a MINIMUM of 1000x1000pixels (excluding vintage portraits that are relatively small and of low quality)
IMHO: Really in this day and age of technology, how difficult is this? Seriously? The day is long past for the 640 x 778 px stock photo. There are cell phones out there that people take goofy "selfies" on for th
How to create your own SketchbookCommunity WeekHow to create your own Sketchbook9 months ago in Personal More Like This
A Sketchbook is a special notebook to draw in. Many current and previous artists uch as Leonardo Da Vinci, have their own Sketchbook as a diary to write down their thoughts, ideas and experiences, whatever comes to mind. Also they might use a sketchbook to note down instructions or important facts about art. However, this 'bought' sketchbook can be very expensive and sometimes difficult to get in stores.
There is however, an alternative to having your own sketchbook without buying it. This alternative is, of course, to create your own sketchbook to your style and your taste. This involves a little work but is great for being part of your artistic growth and development. Also you can save money because the materials are not as expensive as buying a ready made sketchbook in a store. You can spend even less if some of the materials could already be found in your home.
Are you ready to start ? Follow my instructions and you will have your own sketchbook. It's worth a t