Color Inspiration - RedHello again!Color Inspiration - Red6 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 draw during 365 daysHow to draw during 365 days11 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?
I'm asking for your supportYou probably know this deviantARTist writing to you through one of his projects. I have started 2014 with a big challenge, making 365 doodle/drawings, one every single day. And I've managed it! You can have access to all of them at my Deviantart gallery or Instagram account.I'm asking for your support5 months ago in Personal More Like This
And right now I'm on another challenge. The Palette Project, a seven-month long color challenge, is a series where I create new illustrations each month based around a central color.
Hello therrre, this is Picolo and his cat, whose name is unknown.
All this you already know about me. What some of you don't know is that I'm a Graphic Designer stude
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!)
Setting Prices for Your ArtworkThere are few hard and fast rules when it comes to pricing artwork to sell. Why you ask? Well for one there are many variables that go into determining the cost of the artwork. It’s for that very reason that many artists (including myself in the past) sell themselves tremendously short. Another reason we as artists feel our palms getting sweaty when someone asks for a price to an artwork is because we feel as though we’re not being true artists if we accept money for our work. No, no no. Listen, I can tell you from experience that the “starving artist” lifestyle is waaaay less glamorous than it sounds when your pantry is bare for reals. There is absolutely nothing shameful about getting paid for honest work, so don’t try to make yourself feel guilty or ashamed of turning a profit. On the other hand, artists fall into the mire of not even knowing how to price individual artworks. This confusion only gets worse when you look at the price tags iSetting Prices for Your Artwork11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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.
Project Porkchop Vol. 364Project Porkchop Vol. 3648 months ago in Art Features More Like This
About Project Porkchop
The DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.
So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!
Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
DeviantArtist Questionnaire1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?DeviantArtist Questionnaire4 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?
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)1 year 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
All Roads Lead to DeviationIn a week it will be April 15th, 2015. Which in my memory is the day fifteen (15) years ago that we embarked on a new project we'd come to call DeviantArt. jark and I agreed for him to wind down projects on the DMusic Network and instead focus his energy on a similar platform for an emerging group of digital artists we were watching closely as fans. Soon after, he found matteo who was working on an education resource for digital artists known as WastedYouth.org and asked him for some perspective on the project. As a high functioning digital artist and photoshop master (I believe he had co-authored a book on photoshop by this time at age 18!) matteo (Matthew Stephens) made many contributions to what became DeviantArt at this critical moment, not the least of which was the NAME 'DeviantArt'! But perhaps more importantly the idea to include all artists on the platform, not just wallpapers and art made for customizing your computer. jark created the ability for us to easily create newAll Roads Lead to Deviation8 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Palette ProjectThe Palette Project10 months ago in Personal More Like This
On 2014 I've imposed myself a challenge: "I should draw a doodle a day, during the whole year".The reason why I took such a challenge was because I wasn't happy with how much I created on the year before, on 2013.
Before starting the challenge I would procrastinate instead of drawing, I would wait for some magic sort of inspiration to come in order to draw anything at all.
That was the paradigm, the standards of my work flow.
After concluding the 365 Days of Doodles project I had a new paradigm: I can create one black&white drawing everyday.
What I want to do now in 2015 is changing the paradigm again: I want to add color palettes to my doodles. Seven, to be more specific.
Tolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own WorldTolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own World1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Tolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own World
By Cliff Broadway
"Hobbit" illustration 04 by Pervandr
Please welcome J.R.R. Tolkien expert and TheOneRing.net producer/writer Cliff Broadway (aka theoneringnet) as he shares his take on the man behind the beloved series of books. Cliff helped build The One Ring.net, a fan-based site created and run by volunteers from around the world and the largest web portal for a single fandom, after working
care for a KattWould you like to have a Vattukatt shipped to you in a box?care for a Katt9 months ago in Personal More Like This
For a ridiculously huge amount of gold this is now possible.
The Katt will be carefully packed and safely delivered to your doorstep. The box can be used to create a house for it to sleep in.
The Katt is a shy, sensitive creature that comes out at night to hunt.
It originates from the deep, dark forests up north where it lived in secret far away from humanity, and is the only now existing individual of this rare breed.
It's generally friendly unless it feels threatened and often goes well together with other animals. But it is important to always approach the Katt with caution, as it's easily startled and prone to flee.
The Katt has many special needs. Only an experienced owner will be able to care for it properly.
To earn its trust and keep its level of happiness high a few things are needed, such as
Paper to draw on
How to draw trees - detailed tutorialHere is something many people desire - easy way to draw realistic trees. If you like it - subscribe my YT channelHow to draw trees - detailed tutorial1 year ago in Personal More Like This
HEAVY METAL - DeviantART issueOkay... We played a little last year about doing a collaboration between Heavy Metal and DeviantART. We got some guys on the back covers, we got a few articles in the mag, but we need to step up the game a little.HEAVY METAL - DeviantART issue2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is so hard to get your work published these days and thank god Kevin
Eastman understands that. So having put together some special issues of
Heavy Metal recently I pitched Kevin on forgetting the idea of a few
DeviantART pin-ups or a gallery...
Instead we'll do an entire issue of Heavy Metal from the DeviantART community. Yup, 100 pages of dA goodness wrapped in slick glossy paper. We're going to aim for an issue as soon as possible next year. The page rates are $75 per page (all in including lettering), yes it is really low and that
My first job interviewStory time, it has been a while since I actually worked for anyone anywhere, I mostly just work for myself now, I am my own boss, I have meetings with myself, I have office parties with myself, when the company isn't doing well I sometimes have to let myself go. But when I was younger, before all these self employed shenanigan. I did have a few times when I had to get out there and go to job interviews. There was one that came to mind. I was watching my friend Shuuta's vlog about her first interview and decided to share mine too.My first job interview3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Well it was my older cousin who recommended me the job, he worked in a big architecture company and they needed a graphics design guy, I was still in high school back then, probably year 11. And my cousin was wondering if he can get me in since I liked to play around with Photoshop back then, but all I did was add silly filters to photos and cut and paste stuff (It was really crappy amateur stuff like i
2014 Contest: $1000+ in Points, Art, and More!1/1/15 Update: The contest has ended, results will be posted shortly.2014 Contest: $1000+ in Points, Art, and More!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Intro: Read it or Leave it
Happy New Year, everyone! 2013 has truly been one of the greatest of my life, and it wouldn't nearly have been as fantastic without you all. Whether you're a long time friend, a new watcher, or simply a passerby, I want to thank each of you from the bottom of my heart. You all mean more to me than I can express in words.
New Year's seems like a perfect holiday to celebrate with you all, because really, all the other holidays only celebrate a fraction of my love and gratitude for your company and support. And what better way to celebrate than to hold my first contest? I have literally been planning this since July, and I am so incredibly excited to finally launch it!
General Rules and Pointers
As you can tell, this is something of an intricate mega-contest. Fear not, I will guide you all through!
This contest runs from January 1st, 2014 to January 1st, 2015!
3D Printing with Bees3D Printing with Bees1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
How awesome is this? Dewar's (the whiskey brand) created an ad campaign that used bees as a "3D printer" ...or as they called it "3-B printing." They created shells of the sculpture they wanted to create and let 80,000 bees loose inside of it. Over time, the bees created beautiful honeycomb sculptures.
Nice work Dewar's and the agencies behind the campaign, Sid Lee New York and The Ebeling Group!
JUNE: ART FEATURESThese are the featured submissions from the groups UnlimitedAnime-Manga, DrawAnimeArt and Manga-Anime-4ALL for the month of June. Check them out and give them love!JUNE: ART FEATURES1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
And please this journal so that it can reach larger audience, thus giving more exposure to the artists.
All hands on deck by kawacy
Lamp by Reikyourin Fanart - Sankta Alina by fictograph Super Sailor Moon: Moon Crisis, Make Up! by Yinamon
3 tips to create sci-fi designsHarro harro!3 tips to create sci-fi designs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a new workshop for you guys! Nothing super fancy but those are the things I think about when I paint so here they are, sharing is caring right?
Love StreetLast of the Red Hot Loversby - DougNZLove Street2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
by - Jinnger
PH_011714_12by - IgorBekker
Camden Town by - pavboq
Passionby - Vermontster
Love through the decadesby - impromptus
Never Get to Finish a Sandwich Anymoreby - ZiaulKareem
Stolen Kissby - endegor
7 Days Drawing Challenge (preview)First of all thank you very much for all of those who are willing to take part in this challenge! We'll start this Wednesday (18th June). Be sure you won't miss it!7 Days Drawing Challenge (preview)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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! It doesn't matter the media nor the art style. That means it can be traditional or digital. The style may be realistic, manga/anime, cartoon, etc. It may be a Black&White artwork but it has to be a final piece. Oh! Don't forget to mention me with "Picolo-kun" so it will pop up into my messages and I'll be able to see the artwork!
I'm not one of these wealthy guys on dA so I'll tr
Collection: StarsCollection: Stars1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Photographs and paintings of stars occupy that category of things you know are so, and yet it’s not quite possible to believe. One example is radio or television “signals” traveling in “waves” through the air, only to be reassembled for your listening or viewing pleasure in your living room radio or TV. Looking at clusters of stars lighting up the night sky like massive storm clouds, it’s impossible to think of those stars, those points of light, as separate massive burning suns, even though I know it’s so. Sometimes the most powerful magic requires no deception at all. The natural universe is more mystifying in its sheer
Tomasz Opasinski: So You Wanna Be In PicturesTomasz Opasinski: So You Wanna Be In Pictures7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Entertainment Advertising Creative Director
When his dream of one day being Captain of a naval vessel was taken away from him due to his irreparable poor eyesight, Tomasz Opasinski turned to his most powerful talent in life: he could draw and paint. Still in his native Poland, he enrolled in the School of Advertising, taking courses in computers and publishing.
The Polish Navy’s loss was an incalculable gain for worldwide creative arts lovers, especially fans of movies and the innovative movie poste