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?
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)10 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
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
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.
The Palette ProjectThe Palette Project8 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.
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?
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
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!
~Sunday Features! #August favorites Part IIHello, again!~Sunday Features! #August favorites Part II1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
It's time for the second part of this month's features and this time I think I went a bit overboard
This time I haven't picked up the favorites by category, I chose them from among those that show up on the front page. "Why feature artworks that are already on the front page?" you ask? Because I don't do this in order to promote them but simply because I find them inspiring and downright amazing, regardless of their popularity.
On a side note, I might add deviations to my gallery again as soon as I fix my scanner (and get a new tablet -.-). I also need to learn vectors (is that how you say it, "to learn vectors"?) and Corel Draw so if anyone knows any starter tutorials out there, let me know.
Also, thank you for the lovely "Happy Birthday" wishes, it certainly brought a smile to my face (:
On to our topic, I know I am joining the bandwagon a bit late with this. Not because I am not a fan, not because I don't appreciate Robin Williams as much as the next person,
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!)
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
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
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 (^_^)
Contest Announcement~I am officially announcing my first contest, i have planned this for a month and finally i can officially announce itContest Announcement~1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The idea of this contest is simple, draw one of my OCs Crow or Fox or both if you feel inspired!
They are my original characters. They are creatures with magic but that doesn't make the very special because they live in a world where many things are magical. Also they live in a forest. The place they live in has no cities or technology, only clans of different magical creatures. They have absolutely no contact with humans either although humans do exist in this world, these creatures just stay away from them. Fox is cunning and composed, while Crow is easily manipulated and sincere. Fox is blackmailing him and keeping him under her thumb because she wants to keep him close to her and that is the only way she knows how.
here are images of them for inspiration
What is talent?Hey guys, second video of the week is a talk on the topic of talent. :0What is talent?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What do you guys think? Agree? Disagree?
(video might be processing, should be ready soon!)
100 watchers Art Raffle! closed. dont joinI'm so happy! I've reached a 100 watchers and i don't know what to say! Makes me so happy HAppy HAPPY!100 watchers Art Raffle! closed. dont join6 months ago in Personal More Like This
So to give thanks, i thought i would do an art raffle! Why not?
There will be two places-
A halfbody pic and a bust!
A full body kind've like this <3
I will be using Random.org to pick the winners.
How to join-
Fav this journal.
(optional) Share the journal! Much appreciated!
New or old watcher, anyone is allowed!
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 support3 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
Updates as of DecemberIt's been months since the last time I made a journal of my updates.Updates as of December10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Not much happened, but the most notable one is the success of the animation I made:
It reached to many places of the internet: Smosh, io9, Dorkly, even Doug Walker of Nostalgia Critic shared it in his Facebook.
Thank you everyone for loving this video!
In response, I'm making another one! And from the deviations and tumbr posts that i've been making, I'm sure everyone had already guessed it:
It's "What if The Amazing World of Gumball was an Anime?"
Right now, it's around halfway done. But finance kept me slow from finishing this small animation.
Some people advised me to go for "that" as a solution.
After a lot of mental battle between my 'goody-two-shoes' me and my 'face-the-reality' me, I finally gave in and am going for "that".
"That", of course, is Patreon.
I'm still finalizing it as I write this journal.
But to be honest, I'm not really confident that mine will become a success like the other popular artists out
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
Thank you for 200+ watchers! + Icon raffleExcuse my inactiveness/laziness in replies and thank yous. ;w; I figure a journal would be the most efficient way to thank you all! >w<Thank you for 200+ watchers! + Icon raffle2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Of my years on being on deviantart (along with previous accounts), this is the most watchers I've ever received ('cause I don't really seem to post much cry) ;w;
Thank you all for your support!! I love all 202 of you
I want to thank you guys by holding a small raffle! The prize will be an icon similar to this:
1. Favourite this journal
2. You must be a watcher of mine from July 24 and earlier! (With an exception of the few who may have watched me earlier today and might not show as July 24, I have screenshotted prior this journal just in case).
It would be unfair (and rather rude) if you watched me just for this raffle >u<;;
Closed! Announcing winner in a few <3
I will then use random.org and choose one person from the list
win 1 month PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP FREE ENDED! the winner is http://skeietonwar.deviantart.com/win 1 month PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP FREE ENDED!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
it was the 34th comment - counted from bottom to top of course xD
Sorteo de 200pts. (Finalizado)Como les avise hace como una semana; NUEVO SORTEO! kghasjd me tomo tiempo juntar los puntos pero lo logre! c:Sorteo de 200pts. (Finalizado)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Buana, espero que mushos participen. Si menos de 20 personas participan, el sorteo se cancela:c
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Zapraszam only for polish guys sorryTo wasza decyzja, nie zmuszam nikogo do czytania tego. Jeśli nie podoba Ci się ta akcja to po prostu wypierdalaj stąd. Nikt Ci tu być nie każe a co dopiero komentować. Nazwij se to jak chcesz, drama, cokolwiek, i tak mam na to wyjebane.Zapraszam only for polish guys sorry10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Akcja "nasze dA się zeszmaciło ja do tego ręki nie przyłożę". O co chodzi? O robienie innym na złość, robienie kucy z zamkniętych ras, itd itd.. Polskie dA się zeszmaciło, pewnie nie tylko ja to zauważyłam i pewnie nie jestem jedyną osobą chcącą coś wnieść. W akcji chodzi o pomoc poszkodowanym, nawet jeśli są waszymi wrogami, czas z tym skończyć. Jakbyście się poczuli? Tworzycie ORYGINALNĄ rasę która sprzedaje się jak ciepłe bułeczki, gdy usuwasz konto to te jebane tchórze DOPIERO GDY ODEJDZIESZ robią sobie stworki z tej rasy. Jak się teraz czujes
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