Moar Digital Art Tutorials and Resources...Hey guys, as a followup to my last post about digital art, I'm going to post a few more things that I've found and hopefully give a little more insight into the medium...Moar Digital Art Tutorials and Resources...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is something that I forgot to add to my last art PSA, which I'm not to happy about forgetting since this is one of my biggest pet peeves. I'm not saying that adding texture is a bad thing (otherwise I'd be the world's biggest hypocrite). Quite the opposite, actually. Adding a splash of texture can add awesomeness if done correctly.
What I DO have a problem with is texture that is just slapped on certain sections, like putting a photograph of lizard scales over the skin of a dragon without any tweaking that just totally flattens out the area where the texture is.
There are two ways that you can overlay texture.
The first is to overlay it over your entire picture. I've seen this done in a lot of 'horror' pictures where doing this adds a certain g
Ask the Art Professor: Selling your artWelcome to "Ask the Art Professor"! http://claralieu.wordpress.com/ask/ Essentially an advice column for visual artists, this is your chance to ask me your questions about being an artist, the creative process, career advice, a technical question about a material, etc. Anything from the smallest technical question to the large and philosophical is welcome. I'll do my best to provide a thorough, comprehensive answer to your question. Submit your question by emailing me at clara(at)claralieu.com, or by posting here on this blog. All questions will be posted anonymously.Ask the Art Professor: Selling your art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's today's question:
"How do you sell your art?"
There is now a multitude of options for selling your art, many more than existed a few decades ago thanks to the internet. You have to troubleshoot which venue is most appropriate for you and your work, as different venues will provide different results. My suggestion would be to experiment with different venues and see what works and what doesn't.
A large factor of se
Where to get started before you can apply for workThere is no such thing as suddenly knowing when you are ready to turn yourWhere to get started before you can apply for work2 years ago in Personal More Like This
passion into your profession. But there is a way of measuring your chances on being
able to get work and eventually sustain a living from it.
Accepting commissions or freelance for low payment won't help you. You can think any penny counts, but it will lower the worth of your work and damage the market.
How to measure that you are ready?
You probably have high goals, but they are usually not your first step. You must search out the clients who can be that first step. Often found in the card game industry, book cover illustrations and smaller game company's.
Look at the artwork shown by a company such as the card game company: Fantasy Flight games. Compare your skills with the average of their artworks. If it matches yours, you will have a chance. However, keep in mind that those artworks had been done in a limited timeframe, usually within 12 hour
Digitally Delicious: August 21stDigitally Delicious: August 21stDigitally Delicious: August 21st2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Epic Journey by volkanyenen
Secret-ILY 13 [neonremix]
The Briar Rose by ~wicked-fairytale
Why is this a DD?For a looong, long time these kind of comments used to bother me. Comments like "I don't get why this is a DD", "This shouldn't be a DD" or "I've seen far better works that deserve to be DDs more than this", etc. They always made me want to strangle the person saying it.Why is this a DD?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
However my appreciation for these kind of comments has changed over the years and I've grown to even kinda like them I almost see them as compliments in disguise now. You see...
As we all know, what is art is different for everyone and as human beings, we're bound to disagree constantly about what we consider art. And that's ok. The same art is not for everyone. Some might appreciate certain pieces while others will hate them and others simply won't understand them. And that's ok. I see them as a reminder that we are different and we all see things differently.
I also believe art should cause a reaction on the viewer, be positive or negative, otherwise is something boring that is just there. So if a piece of art
FREE REQUESTS (PIXEL DOLLS)i wanna do 200x200 pixel dollsFREE REQUESTS (PIXEL DOLLS)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i need two examples for my commission Journal
i will do 2 free ones <3
you can always donate me points to help me <3
-please be a watcher,im doing this request specials only for watchers
-please feature this Journal ;v;
-NO first come first serve,i will choose my favorite Character design <3
Example of my Pixels:
OC Number Replacement MemeOC Number Replacement MemeOC Number Replacement Meme1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1) Pick 5 characters in any order
2) Don't change the questions
3) Please don't look at the questions while picking characters, it's more fun if you don't!
4) Tag 2-4 people to do the meme!
5) Have fun!
PICK FIVE CHARACTERS::
1. Lord Ender
2. Lord Aris
3. Lord Herobrine
4. Dr. McNulty
5. King Derpollolus II
1.  Wakes up in the morning to find  in the same room. What happens?
Dr. McNulty: WHO ARE YOU- *dies*
Lord Aris: I only kill when it's necessary.
2. What would happen if  was trapped in an elevator with ?
Dr. McNulty would be fixing the elevator while the king would just be sitting there awkwardly.
3.  Has the power to create 's day into anyway they wanted. What would  do to ?
Lord Ender would mentally torture the king. This is slightly canon.
4. It turns out th
*Closed* Giveaway: 10 people gets 50 Points Each!Winners and theyr number:*Closed* Giveaway: 10 people gets 50 Points Each!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
127. :iconMayaWolf13: 140. :iconjmill643: 97. :iconsupark1i2: 148. :iconlyraheartstrings55: 153. :iconTB2374: 16. :iconDaz-chan: 231. :iconSawyer1: 33. :iconDeathRuby: 53. :iconMetarex12: 203. :icono0MSK0o:
Ok, its time to start a New contest!
In this Giveaway, will 10 Lucky People get 50 Each!
You heard right, 10 people will get 50 Each!!!
Be sure to follow me, when I got some plans to have a Premium Membership Giveaway Next time!!!
Or a Premium Membership Art Contest.
Some Amazing Prices that can Be Yours, and what you need to do is Following:
Be a Watcher.
This will Give you one chance, and the winner will be drawn Randomly with Random.org.
HOW TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES
Petra Brightstar Contest (CLOSED!)Petra Brightstar Contest (CLOSED!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
JUDGING! WILL HAVE RESULTS POSTED BY JUNE 7TH, OR SOONER.
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☀ Forest ☀ Sleep ☀ Snow ☀ Priestess ☀ Peaceful ☀
You must somehow incorporate one or more of these themes in your piece. You may interpret these themes however you like, but make sure to keep Petra’s personality intact. Be creative, but also be smart. Don’t try to overload them. Subtlety, flow, and uniqueness is what we're looking for. Also, make sure to read the ‘Character Description’ in the next section below when deciding on your theme. I will be looking to make sure people have kept Petra’s c
Digital Art Masters 8... tutorial. And trad. worksDigital Art Masters: Volume 8Digital Art Masters 8... tutorial. And trad. works2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm honoured that I can announce that my work DUALITY is included in Digital Art Masters: Volume 8 book by 3dtotal. There you can read full and very detailed tutorial how I made my painting. From beginning till the end. From sketch and what color variations I had. In the book you can also find my other paintings A Place We Call Home and Fire Souls. You can see and buy this book here. Previews from my tutorial you can see below (click on im
I got a job! :D + 200 point giveaway! (winners!)Yes, I'm finally employed after being laid off almost a year ago! It's an engineering company ten minutes away from my college and they build vibrating packing tables and separators. I'm going to be doing CAD work for them starting March 10th...unfortunately that means less time for art, but I need money ;; It's gotten to the point where I could barely afford my classes!I got a job! :D + 200 point giveaway! (winners!)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I love this company too! There are only 20 people working there and the CEO takes the whole company out to lunch somedays and even takes them to Baseball games! I'm going to be one of two design engineers so I'll have a lot of work on my desk, but I'm doing what I love so that doesn't seem like a bad thing.
Two people who faved were picked, but lost out because they didn't follow the rules (I check these things you know)
Any way, the winners are :iconrunway01: and :iconiceth36: Congrats! You both get 100 points! ^^
Hey, I'm pretty darn close to 700 watchers as well! I'll give 100 points to my 700th watcher
SeniorEver since DeviantArt changed its name symbols, they've become far more apparent.Senior1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So when I took a quick scroll through my message center today I noticed there sure where a lot of senior members that messaged me since the last time I checked. Took me a while to notice that it was actually my username that had the icon -- and that name sure is all over the place in my own message center (for those that are wondering; I wasn't fully awake yet).
Seems like I've been awarded senior membership!
Which is, according to descriptions, something more or less similar to winning a community award. In the sense that you can't buy one and the only way to get one is to get awarded one by DeviantArt.
The reasons of why I got such an award are pretty much shrouded in mystery (and that's
Stock and Resources Treasure HuntEvent is over! Thanks so much everyone for making it a success!Stock and Resources Treasure Hunt2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It was such a huge success, in fact, that we are not finished judging all the entries! We planned to have the winners announced and the photomanip challenge going by tonight, but it's just not happening. You overwhelmed us! Please accept our apologies, and check back tomorrow. Winners and photomanip challenge should be announced some time in the afternoon!
Are you ready to party?
Join us August 7 from 2-4pm dA time (Pacific/LA time) for a Stock and Resources chat event, with a photomanipulation challenge afterwards! (Time conversion here)
Here are the rules for the event:
1. You will receive a total of 13 keywords or themed search criteria, all based on the number 13/lucky/unlucky/birthday for dA's
Planet Konokiri Icon Contest Aim:Planet Konokiri Icon Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Make an icon for Planet-Konokiri
Rules and Guidelines:
- I love pixel icons and animation (even if its just a blinking loop) , but you may use any type of format or media as long as it will be able to be used as an icon on DA
- The icon MUST be made according to DA's system (it must be the correct size 100x50px and format e.g. gif. or PNG. etc)
- You may use any of the characters from below, Konokiri is at the top of this sheet. She is the group's main mascot. You can also use the Illumikanti in your entry if you want.
Illumikanti -> http://planet-konokiri.deviantart.com/gallery/39676683
But don't limit yourself ^^ take a look around the group for ideas, be creative
- You should try to have the groups name in the entry ^^ if thats too difficult at least have the name 'Konokiri'
- You may enter as many times as you like
- Your entry will be placed here -> http://nai-alei.deviantart.com/favourites/46823704
- You may NOT us
Logo/Watermark CommissionsLogo/Watermark Commissions4 years ago in Personal More Like This
pDi.sk Logo Commission by admx
A Week in dA Related Logo by admxABCs of Deviants Logo by admx
Kinamatix Logo by admx
City Strolls Logo by admxRelativity Emblems by admx
Tenor Logo/Watermark Commission by admxGE Logo by admx
Nortfallon Crest by admx
Obsidian Hotel | Resorts by admxKiriss Logo/Watermark by admx
JobsQuest by admx
Interested? Send me a note!
Commissions (CLOSED)edit: closed for a while, waiting list still open if you want a spot next time i re-open~Commissions (CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am opening commissions again! ^_^/
I plan to accept several slots but I'm only working with 3 slots per time.
If the current 3 slots are full you can send the form below anyways to be added to the waiting list and wait for your turn.
Prices may be slightly adjusted depending on your character/s complexity. I accept Euro or USD~
•First come first serve•
•Slots/characters per person max 2-3•f
•No refunds once commission started•
:iconcloudiwolf: :iconempressboa: :iconcatgirldstr11:
:iconpeanutbutter126: :iconpurpler-les: :iconhisokakatsu:
:iconwriven: :iconincarni: :iconechiax:
:iconmadhatterkyoko: :iconbahamutia: :iconmonobun:
Pricing Your Art - WTF moments!Hi everyone,Pricing Your Art - WTF moments!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I think this journal has been a long time coming as I continuously bitch and moan about commission pricing to my lovely boyfriend Kenny-Winker as I come across some insanely priced art. No no, this isn't what you think... these are severely under priced commissions and they are hurting everyone who does not wish to work for pennies!
Just a short while ago I posted a poll asking my watchers how much they felt my art was worth (full body + background) and within minutes there was already a vote for 10-50 !
Okay guys, I realize that my art is not to everyone's liking and that's perfectly fine. I also do not think my art is worth any large sums of money either, but there is definitely some kind of serious disconnect in regards to commissions = the artist must work!
14.of, for, or concerning work:
D. 258 Writing Contest and Points Giveaway!DeadlineD. 258 Writing Contest and Points Giveaway!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
(one month from now)
The new deadline is the coming Sunday (the 14th, I believe).
Many of you have been looking forward to the promised Dimension 258 writing contest, and it's finally here! I kept telling myself that I needed to post more deviations so you would feel comfortable enough with the characters and setting, but since today is a special date for me (the novel's third birthday), I figured I'd better stop delaying and just go!
I will give 100 points each to two random people who do one or both of the following. (It is possible to win twice.)
Add this journal to your favorites.
Write a new journal entry (or a poll) mentioning my writing contest with a link. (Please leave a comment here with a link to your journal entry or poll.)
You can copy and paste this link: http://fav.me/d6dvdxr
A journal saying something like, "Hi! If any of you writers are in
Commission Price listThis will just be a general pricelist for commissions!Commission Price list1 year ago in Personal More Like This
$7 single | $14 couple
Bust: $12 single | $22 couple
Half body: $18 single | $32 couple
*add $3 for more than 1 color sketch //example #2
$14 single | $26 couple
$14 for single | $26 for couple
1 chibi+ 1 misc item $20 | 2 chibi + 2-3 misc items $35
*its extra for style change! example #1 is default style
Last minute goodies #3 + Winners announcedWinners!Last minute goodies #3 + Winners announced2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
#1 WINNER - slanderxoxo!
#2 wINNER - werewolfologist
Congratulations! You'll receive the points as soon as possible!
Hello everyone!! I bring you some more adoptables that are about to close (auctions) or could use a bid! All of these are absolutely unique so don't hesitate to check them out and offer something for them!
Since :iconlastofthewildadopts: reached 100 members and :iconkingnlionheartadopts: surpassed 50 watchers we're holding a giveaway!!!
We'll be giving 100 away! Two lucky winners will be chosen randomly among the participants!
To enter you only need to fav this journal!
Spreading the word is very much appreciated!! If you watch our group or our account KingnLionheartAdopts and you win the raffle we'll give you extra points!
2nd Annual Coloring Contest (EXTENDED AGAIN)Edit. The Contest has been Extended to December 2nd2nd Annual Coloring Contest (EXTENDED AGAIN)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone! This will be my Second Annual Coloring Contest! In this contest all you have to do is color one of the Linearts that are Featured Below.
Drawings will Be Judged on:
And will be Judged by Me EmilssH
- THE LINEARTS -
There are 2 Linearts that you will be able to color for this contest:
Here they are:
The Backgrounds in the Linearts are Transparent, so that they can be colored easier. ( But it also makes the Thumbnails really hard to see so I posted Links )
Remember you only need to color ONE of the linearts to enter the contest. But you can enter both if you would
Apparently I look scary when I'm angryI only know about this because one time I ran for treasurer and I was hanging posters around the school. I was standing in front of one and chatting with my classmate when this dumbass sixth grader walked up to it and tore a piece off for some reason.Apparently I look scary when I'm angry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I felt the first flames of anger spark inside. I had worked hard on that poster. I asked him, "What are you doing?"
He said casually, "Tearing the poster."
"That's mine." I felt really pissed, but my throat hurt because I wanted to cry in frustration.
His face went from "I'm about to be a seventh-grader so I can do whatever I want" to "oh shit". "Oh..." he said quietly. Then he ran like hell.
I turned to my classmate and started ranting about people who don't respect the property of others, but she had this slightly scared look on her face. I stopped ranting and she said, "I've never seen you angry before."
"Well, you were... really angry..." O_O
This is why it's fortunate that I hardly ever get angry.
Stereotypes memeIf you think people should just shut up and stop, put this on your profile. (BOLD the ones you are.)Stereotypes meme1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm SKINNY, so I MUST be anorexic. (Just no. I hate it when people say this to me. "Oh my gosh, you're so skinny, you're like anorexic or something")
I'm EMO, so I MUST cut my wrists.
I'm a NEGRO so I MUST carry a gun.
I'm BLOND, so I MUST be a ditz.
I'm JAMAICAN so I MUST smoke weed.
I'm ARAB, so I MUST be a terrorist.
I'm HAITIAN so I MUST eat.
I'm ASIAN, so I MUST be sexy. (I don't know, could be true for me... )
I'm JEWISH, so I MUST be greedy.
I'm GAY, so I MUST have AIDS
I'm a LESBIAN, so I MUST have a s**-tape.
I SPEAK MY MIND, so I MUST be a b***h.
I SUPPORT GAY RIGHTS, so I MUST go to hell
I'm a CHRISTIAN, so I MUST think gay people should go to hell.
I'm RELIGIOUS, so I MUST shove my beliefs down your throat.
I'm ATHEIST so I MUST hate the world.
I DON'T HAVE A RELIGION, so I MUST be evil and have no moral
I am hack on TwitterAbove is a recent photo of me in Chicago during my Chicago trip (Journal about that coming soon). Anyway long time no sheeee long time no sheeee! OK, So to keep it short, I am now back on Twitter. And my twitter account is https://twitter.com/RySpirit for those interested. Some of you may have thought you followed me on Twitter before already and most of you probably don't even know I have a Twitter account, because I never mentioned it. There's a good reason for that... because the Twitter person you were following before wasn't me. Let me explain what happened.I am hack on Twitter1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So about a 100 years ago, people were all excited about this new technology thing called Twitter. I tried it, I thought it was a nice and easy way for celebrities to share their thoughts and opinions to the public, so I made an account to follow my favourite comedians and movie stars to hear what they had to say, I made an account under the name ry_spirit (I used underscore because you can't use dash in Twitter account