Contest Ended! View submissions~Hello everyone
My contest has finally come to an end after running for a month There are so many amazing drawings, a total of 120 submissions!!! Which is an amazing number! It makes me wish i had more prizes to add to honorable mentions, it will definitely be hard to choose the winners.
Thank you everyone who competed, after the contest is over i will leave a comment on each drawing but i didn't do that now so people wouldn't try to guess what drawings i favor based on my comment. But everyone deserves a comment! although pleas be patient, with so many drawings, it will take a while
This is the first contest i host and it's been such a wonderful experience, i will definitely organize more in the future
For those who don't know what i'm talking about here's the info to my contest
The winners will be announces this Sunday May 18th. I will start the judging soon, perhaps this weekend with the judge who are :iconyuu
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
Featured Prints Artist Interview with ArtgermFeatured Prints Artist Interview with Artgerm9 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Featured Prints Artist: Stanley Lau
Stanley Lau a.k.a. Artgerm is a busy child as an illustrator, designer, concept artist and art director. Born and bred in Hong Kong, he soaked up his creativity and interest in arts early on and trained his artistic skills and knowledge ever since in a never-ending process. Filled with creative juices to the top of his head, Stanley is active all day with various projects at his Imaginary Friends Studios designing art and concepts for computer and card games companies, animation houses or comic publishers. He is also founder of his own advertising & design agency and a t-shirt label, and when Stanley is not working on any of these, he can be found playing video games across many platforms or the occasional karaoke session. We are proud to feature Artgerm as our Prints Artist of the Month in a very interesting interview.
Contest Winner announcement!Sooooo the moment you've all been waiting for with curiosity and anticipation, the announcement of the winners for my contest! :iconbonklers::iconbonklers:Contest Winner announcement!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The contest ran for a month and has a total of 120 contest entries!!! Which is an amazing number XD So many great entries, it made the judging very very very very very and extremely difficult ;u; Especially that one judge bailed on me and never answered to my notes.
Know that i love each and every drawing. They are all beautiful and deserve lots of love
A big thank you for the judges :iconselfyss::iconanonymyth::iconyubbi45: who helped me choose the winners and honorable mentions. It was great to see your perspectives and fresh eyes on the submissions.
And the winners are:
Not only do i adore how Crow and Fox look here, i'm simply in love with those c
[CONTEST] GIANT PRIZES - ENDED.NO MORE ENTRIES CAN BE ACCEPTED. THE DEADLINE HAS COME. JUDGING WILL BE DONE WITHIN THE NEXT DAY OR TWO. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE ![CONTEST] GIANT PRIZES - ENDED.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, we've decided to hold a huge contest with several sections for you to participate and a ton of prizes. Keep reading for the opportunity to win points, customs and even more!
Please link back to the contest in your entry !No bases or traces. If references are used, they must be free stock && credit must be given.No smut unless you are 18+ Lineart and clean sketches are acceptableYou may not include your own OCs unless they are Tibumeru/Sacchalarine characters. (and the contest section allows it.)You may submit several entries in different sections but you will only win once
You can join as many sections as you would like or as little as you would like.Create a journal/poll featuring our contest, and we'll add you into a raffle f
Not contest CONTEST? Ok event//dies [CLOSED]Ends: 31 JULYNot contest CONTEST? Ok event//dies [CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: NOW THIS IS A DRAW MIO AND PILLOW CONTEST!!!!
I WANT MANY PILLOWS FOR MIO-- and therefore this tiny event //ded
SO THIS IS PILLOW DESIGN CONTEST FOR MIO
:iconzoominplz::iconzoominplz::iconzoominplz:Mio: http://mishierru.deviantart.com/gallery/48148729 :iconzoominplz::iconzoominplz::iconzoominplz:
You don't have to draw Mio-- :iconkiligplz:
They can be any shape and size-- BE CREATIVE♥♥♥
:iconaaah-plz::iconaaah-plz:** I realized some people wanted to draw Mio-- so whoever that draws Mio with it will have a higher chance of winning♥:iconaaah-plz::iconaaah-plz:
You can submit as many entries as you like :iconwinkuplz:
YOULL BE JUDGED ACCORDING TO:
WISHING THE BEST OF LUCK TO ALL PARTICIPANTS!!!!
A Tiny Chibi like dis? / Bishie Bust from Mishierru
Pixel from RideAlongWithMe
Full colored chibi from myneea
Art BooksAlvaroArte asked me if I could suggest some books on realistic drawing and concept art which was timely as I've been thinking about writing a post about it. So, in no particular order here are some books I recommend.Art Books2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Keys to Drawing (Dodson) - A lot of my early drawing lessons a knowledge was based in this book. Great exercises.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Edwards) - A cornerstone art book, it (re)teaches you how to really observe your subject with various exercises.
Imagination Station (Kistler) - While likely not applicable to you guys, it's a wonderful art book for little kids who find it fun and teaches good art principles.
Understanding Light and Color:
Alla Prima (Schmid) - This is not a how-to painting book but delves into how to think and understand light, color, edges, etc. My painting bible.
Imaginative Realism (Gurney) - This author of Dinotopia does a good job addressing how to approach realistically painting subjects that do
Tip of the day: ImprovementTip of the day: Dedicate yourself to continuous improvement as if your future depends on it.. because it does.Tip of the day: Improvement3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tip of the Day: Ability to block outTip of the Day: sometimes the ability to forget or block out is just as important as the ability to remember or concentrate. There are always going to be thoughts that won't do us any good.Tip of the Day: Ability to block out3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: Believing is not DoingTip of the Day: A lot of times people might ask for advice and when they are told the answer, their reaction is "Oh I know that already." Believing in something isn't the same as acting upon what you believe in. Successful people DO the things they know they should do whether they like it or not.Tip of the Day: Believing is not Doing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 3And now for the dramatic conclusion to the epic trilogy. Heroes will rise, bad habits will fall, in this last chapter we'll discuss how to focus your efforts and learn the most and improve quickly with your studies. If you missed them, click these links for Part One and Part Two. And now for...Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
WISDOM NUMBER THREE!!! Work smart and leave your comfort zone. This part is my qualifier for art school, tutorials, and educational resources in general, because they can be good, but only if you make them good. Once you've gotten in to the habit of drawing consistently, it's important to start being mindful of what you're drawing, how you're drawing it, and why you're drawing it. A key ingredient of success is hard work, but if that work isn't purposeful it might not move you
Video Interview with SycraI did a video interview with Sycra (A great artist and a great contributor of the art community who runs a very resourceful youtube channel). We had a really fun time chatting about art. Enjoy!Video Interview with Sycra1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Tip of the Day: TimeTip of the Day: Not all time in life is equal. Some moments count much more than others.Tip of the Day: Time2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Someone's trying to get into my DA account.Just got a password reset notification email.Someone's trying to get into my DA account.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Can't really understand the mentality of people that set out to cause digital vandalism.
Angsty, pathetic little minds, so stunted on the creativity front that the only way they can feel any sense of accomplishment is by undoing someone else’s efforts?
I just can't think that....small.
You can do any number of things with your time, any number of wonderful things to make your mark on the world. If all you can come up with is doing something to make another person’s life more difficult: you’re a bit of a prick.
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 2Here's the continuation of yesterday's journal discussing the importance of hard work. If you missed it, click here!Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
In part two I'm gonna talk about one of the biggest roadblocks I hear from artists who are having difficulty getting in to good study habits, so without further ado...
WISDOM NUMBER TWO!! Don't wait for perfect weather and stop making excuses. So often I hear things like "I don't want to waste paper" or "I don't know what to draw" or "I haven't found a good tutorial" or "I don't want to study perspective" or any number of things along those lines. I'll be blunt and just put the answer out there now: get over it. If you want to be an artist, you have to do the work, end of story. And with all the time you've spent thinking, wondering, being uncertain, and searching for that magical art secret of power, you could have filled 10 pages in your sketchbook today and inc
Some Simple AdviceBizzarely, as if the universe just went 'okay people - ask now!' Just in one day today ive has so many pm's from various boards and whatnot from young / new artists asking me about what the secret is, how do I get better, what can i do, or i wish i could make stuff like you.Some Simple Advice3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My advice is actually pretty simple. I gaurantee if you do this repeatedly everything else will take care of itself.
Step 1: Make some time for making art.
Step 2: Get everything prepared before hand, drinks, snacks, music - whatever you need to see you through the next couple of hours for your personal art jam.
Step 3: Unplug your internet.
Step 4: Make art.
I think too many people, especially young artists trying to find their way are looking too hard for something that doesnt even exist. Theres no secret formula, no awesome serum to drink. Just sit down and make art, and keep doing that over and over and over.
Free yourself of burden and distraction for that hour or couple of hours and just do it. Thats all it i
A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw A common struggle an artist stumbles upon on his way to a triumphant drawing style is when he is just beginning to draw. That is something I, a 14-year old writer learned after a year of practicing illustration, a field that is quite new for someone who uses a pen to write prose, poems, and stories, and not to draw.A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Probably like some of you here, I started drawing after seeing characters on the television and tried to imitate them. At first, I found any drawing I made so wonderful, brilliant, great, etcetera, etcetera… [Oh well..] until a passerby badmouthed my works. At first it was hard to believe that my highly treasured works were actually that bad.
But when I looked again on my drawings, I realized that there is a lot more I can do to make things better than they were. Yet my interpretation of getting better was quite different. I bought lots of books on anatomy, perspectiv
New Update June 2014Hey and welcome to the group of emotion-lists.New Update June 20141 year ago in Personal More Like This
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What are art blocksI was speaking with a friend a little while ago about the dreaded art block.What are art blocks1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It happens sometimes : you feel demoralized about your work, you feel that no matter what you try you are stagnating, you have lost your momentum and it turn your motivation off.
It's a pretty bad feeling but there is an important thing to know about art blocks : They are a totally natural process !
I don't know a single artist that don't have them from time to time. There are just days where all you do feel like crap and just the idea of drawing is painful.
I had my share of them so here is my personal take on them and how to fight them
The first thing that is important to mention is I don't think it's actually possible to stagnate when you draw regularly, let alone regressing. Each time you draw, you become a little bit better , it's really as simple as that ! It varies from the type of drawing you do of course but there is always something you pick while drawing : you become faster a
Traditional Versus DigitalMy mother once joked that I came into this world with a pencil in my hand. I replied; must have been very painful for you. She shot me a sarcastic smirk then explained that she really wasn't exaggerating by much. I was drawing at the age of two, if she is to be believed. The first attempt at art I remember was a pen scribble of a bee stinging my pain in the ass sister in her head. It was, of course, a typical stick figure that you'd expect to see from any kid.Traditional Versus Digital10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I graduated on to more complex drawings of still lives, fantasy creatures, animals, and people. For most of my formative artistic years, I stuck to mechanical pencils and computer paper. That was it. Pretty much literally. Yeah, you read that right. Most of my artistic youth was spent drawing in black and white! True story. Unfathomable, I know. So what the hell happened!?
Well, in my senior year of Jr. High School, I suddenly discovered COLORS! …….
……..because my art teachers made me. And the
painting video demonstrationpainting video demonstration4 years ago in Personal More Like This
so here is a new one
its about exracting lineart from background layer, after you scanned/had your image flattened down.
on this one i actuall managed to fingure how note tool works so i am actually writing as im demonstrating things
go here---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ch0bBrCwc8&featurelcp
also check my husbands tutorials, they are at the bottom of the journal also newly added
finally as promised i made a video demonstration about painting a picture in photoshop.
i started from scratch, made a sketch in photoshop and from there started painting. for the overall image it took me 3 hrs so i was rushing a bit, so please exuse anatomiocal mistakes.
Also, i started off with only basic brushes, and i made advanced ones as the video progressed. that way i wanted to show you various purpose for different brushes and how to use them.
i didnt put any text in this demonstration, since this is just for viewing the process, but i plan on making shorter - mo
Frequently Asked Questionsthere are many similiar questions that i answer everyday. i doubt everybody is reading this, but for those who want to know something specific, have a look!Frequently Asked Questions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
no rules for usage, non-commercial or commercial, use them however you want. this doesn't include uploading my textures as they are or claiming ownership, i still made them.
2. your texture packs, are that just the single textures wrapped in a pack?
nope, i choose my second and third loved versions of my textures and wrap them up for you.
3. okay, what is a 1 day texture, why do you delete these?
i'm not fine with these versions or experiments, so i give them away but delete them after 24 hours. i don't want this account to be spammed, you get something exclusive.
4. what's this "premium content?"
i have different kinds of premium content.
1. premium content in texture pack 21-29: you get additional 30 textures (my third loved versions) for 90 points whi
Learning Experience #1: 10 Ways To Better Your ArtThis is my first News Article, and why not start out with something that will benefit not only myself, but others as well! I welcome all types of feedback, though there is no way to go about bettering your art, I am in no way claiming to be a professional, just spreading some tops I think myself and some of you could use as well! I'm sure most of you have probably done many of these tips already, some might not have! Overall Enjoy!Learning Experience #1: 10 Ways To Better Your Art4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
10. View Many Tutorials!
I can't stress this option enough, I love going onto many art pieces and profiles of deviantart, and going to see if they have tutorials or not. A well formed tutorial can be SO beneficial to you. it can help in so many ways, not only can it help better your art but help create new techniques in combining them with your own.
9.Browse Others Art
In the search bar, placing in what art piece pertains to you weather it be, digital art, phot
Time for some blind, fuming RAGEI've been storing this one up for a while. I realize here, I'm probably preaching to the choir but if I don't say this, I'm going to explode. I've been bottling this for way too long. If anything, you people, the appreciators of art, can print this up and hand it to someone when you hear them say shit like this.Time for some blind, fuming RAGE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(Note: "Asshole" is not just one person but a number of people who have said these things to me and other artists I know.)
Asshole: Art is NOT a job. It's just not. It doesn't involve manual labor, you get to sit on your ass all day, and most of you are even your own bosses! You don't have to deal with HALF the shit WE (who have REAL jobs) do. I bet you work like three hours a week, maybe. Don't even get me started on the idiots who sell those blank canvases and glued together furniture BS for like A JIZZLLION DOLLARS. You want to know what a real job is? Stand on your feet for twelve hours straight listening to people complain day in and day out. THAT is a job. Or how about sa
SpeechlessSeriously. The sheer horrifying nature of the internet has left me speechless for now.Speechless2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I live in a free country, where freedom of speech is an important matter. A long while ago, when I was still young and at school, we learned how to do a proper discussion in class. We were learned that provocation isn't that bad to get a message across, but that you should always have at least some respect for the people you discuss with, and talk with them with calmness and reason. If you lose your temper, you lose the argument. That's what I've learned.
The reactions I got on my last journal, however, have left met both sad and speechless. Because I'm unable to grasp how people can be so downright insulting towards a fellow human being. To a member of the same website....
My journal wasn't meant to tell people how much I hate fanartist. Because... I don't really hate them. I just feel sad about how hard it is to get attention for original work in the sea of fanart ou