Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 62 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
Announcing: UDON's Art Of Capcom Complete Edition!Announcing: UDON's Art Of Capcom Complete Edition!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
UDON Entertainment is proud to announce its newest project, and its San Diego Comic-Con 2014 show exclusive: UDON's Art of Capcom: Complete Edition!
Collecting over 10 years of UDON's Capcom artwork in one epic 600+ page hardcover volume!
UDON's Art of Capcom: Complete Edition gathers more than 80 UDON artists' renditions of the cast of Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, Mega Man, Strider, and other classic Capcom franchises. Included are comic covers, toy designs, video game sprites, game box art, tribute art, and much more!
Exclusive to Comic-Con International: San Diego, UDON artist Joe Ng has illustrated an amazing w
Cel-Shading tutorialHello!Cel-Shading tutorial6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was trying to get a different look in Photoshop using a 3D render as a base and I thought the result was pretty interesting. Here is a walk through!
Starts in ZBrush for the sculpt, then keyshot for render, then Photoshop for composition.
A little story...Wanted to share this story with you guys, and future creators:A little story...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
After getting out of a slump, I wanted to share this story of something I went through a few years back. Bit of a read, but thanks for sticking through it
As you know, Comic-Con is arriving and as I prepare for it, I grow more and more anticipated with anxiety/joy in regards to the re-release of Last Man Standing.
As long, challenging, and mind-opening the creation of LMS was, something really stuck with me.
Before I had created LMS, I wanted to work for WETA Workshop. To those that don't know them, they've created props, designs, sets, costumes, and more for The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, District-9, Elysium, The Hobbit and many more films.
I was obsessed and inspired with them. The creator, Richard Taylor was always a huge inspiration to me. After viewing supplements on the Extended Editions of The Lord of the Rings DVDS, I knew right there: I HAD TO WORK FOR THEM.
So I al
Exposure, Getting Better, & Having the ChopsEXPOSURE & GETTING BETTER AT WHAT YOU DOExposure, Getting Better, & Having the Chops3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm only going off of my own personal experiences talking about these few things. (And I'm not specifically talking about ONLY dA here.) So take it with as many grains of salt as you can.
I've recently been asked questions like "How do I get people to see my work?", "Why am I not receiving commission inquiries?", "Why isn't anyone following my work?", "What can I do to get better?". Often, and I answered it before, the answer is as simple as this:
Create, as in, DRAW. PAINT. RENDER. SCULPT. You have to do develop a tolerance (or the obvious definition: LOVE) for creating if you want exposure and to get better. You have to LOVE the drawing or illustration that you HATE how it came out in the end. You have to ask yourself after every piece, what could I have done to do that differently. And you have to do this frequently.
Some folks come on the scene, post once or twice a week, and expect an audience to flock yo
Might No 9 Female Robot DebacleNot sure how I missed this but a couple days ago one of the kickstarter people attached to Keiji Inafune’s “Mighty No. 9” project has caused a bit of controversy. It seems she tweeted that she would have liked for Mighty No. 9’s designs to be female. And then the internet exploded on her for trying to further her “feminist agenda.”Might No 9 Female Robot Debacle1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You know... I keep harping on these issues because of idiotic shit like this. I mean, seriously? It’s not even a THING. She said she would have LIKED it if the character designs were female, not that she was trying to FORCE her agenda on anything. Clearly from the design art the character is already male to begin with, so what are people worried about? There’s literally no need to get angry over this. It was someone’s OPINION about something they were working on.
Granted, from what I understand of the debacle, she didn’t handle herself well with the uproar, but frankly I’m more forgiving about
Titties? DENIED!I honestly can't remember the first pair of boobs I ever saw. They were probably in an Arnie film, or some other 80s action flick, as every such movie back then had at least one moment when a random, busty extra got them out for a second or two (track down the one from Commando. It's f**king hilarious).Titties? DENIED!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First porn mag was one I found by accident.
First soft-core flick was stumbled upon by channel surfing late at night when no one else was around.
You really had to work for your porn in the days before the internet, so it's no surprise that people of 2013 get a little twitchy when the government announce plans to restrict access to it.
I agree that kids shouldn't see certain content, but I disagree that them doing so causes the "corruption/corrosion" some folk claim. That stems from kids not being told about what they're seeing, and has less to do with the media they're exposed to and more to do with sh*t parenting.
You don't want your kid se
Meanwhile, at a secret underground facility.....Half Life was released in 1998, which means.....dear god in heaven.....that some of you might not have even been alive to play it.Meanwhile, at a secret underground facility.....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Or you were, but couldn't do much more than drool on the keyboard and gnaw the mouse like a rusk.
Luckily for you, some die-hard fans have spent the past 8 years using Valve's own tools to lovingly rebuild the legendary locale that Gordon Freeman escaped over a decade ago .
.well, most of it. Xen is missing for now, but that bit was sh*t, so who cares?
Black Mesa will be free to download on the 14th September .which really did surprise me.
When I first heard about the project (a good few years back) I thought Valve themselves would snap up the concept and bundle it in with an "Orange Box 2".
I'm usually opposed to remakes, but the prospect of seeing Half Life 1 rendered in glorious Half Life 2 detail does make the geeky nerves tingle.
Experiment Part 1: Training Your EyeSo my buddy karuvan is trying to learn how to draw properly. He's been on a roll as far as progressing. But he's stuck at a standstill. This is an experiment that I've done with him and that he's working on in order to train his eye. I decided to share the conversation and experiment with you guys for you all to apply to your study habits and advancement in drawing and art.Experiment Part 1: Training Your Eye2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Karuvan: I randomly drew over my old pic. Ain't gonna do it over, was just curious on how much I could have done better.
Robaato: Quick question... like... who's work at this point do you really want yours to be close to? I'm tryna gauge what level you're trying to achieve.
K: lol... Joel is becoming a huge influence.
R: Ok. I have a test for you.
R: I want you to replicate this picture exactly as it is to the best of your ability:
So you want to be a concept artist?Hey guys, took a while to post these but here they are, the 2 videos for this week!So you want to be a concept artist?5 months ago in Personal More Like This
First one is a talk about the job of a concept artist and what its all about, plus tips on how to improve your designs and better self critique your work.
Second one if a time-lapse of the whole process including coloring, have a good weekend!
I need help.Some of you might already know (though FB). I've suddenly lost my sister as she suddenly died a week ago in her sleep.I need help.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
This came as a big shock and leaves all of us sad/angry/confused. She was a kickass rockchick and no way old enough to leave this world.
She had a daughter (my niece) for who'm this indecent hits the hardest.
As if losing someone isn't one of the most unfair feelings in the world so is the technical stuff that comes with it.
Not being prepared for paying for a funeral is one of those technicalities that in no way helps such an awful event.
So that's where I could use your help.
I'm willing to sell all sorts of things to get as much money together as possible.
So I'm temporary opening up more affordable commissions and offering 1 and a half hour feedback sessions for cheap.
(This ends by the end of this month. July
2DS and Affleck as BatmanGoodness, I go away for a little bit and the whole internet freaks out.2DS and Affleck as Batman1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, like many, I think the Nintendo 2DS is pretty stupid. But where others go on to criticize Nintendo and screaming bloody murder, I chose to just let it slide because the Nintendo 2DS isn't meant for me so I don't really care one way or the other.
See this is the problem I see with people who bitch and moan about Nintendo. They treat every single announcement like it somehow personally affects them, when usually it's an OPTIONAL thing they don't have to even deal with. Remember during the casual vs hardcore wars of the Wii era and people decrying Nintendo for adding the option to let Luigi play a level of NSMBWii if you failed too many times? Brilliant idea that ensures that players that work at it succeed and never see the option, and players that are duly frustrated after dying X number of times are allowed to still proceed but at a cost. But nope, that announcement was treated a
How I Broke into Concept ArtSorry I've been away, everyone. Things are getting progressively busier and busier, but it's all good because I'm happily employed at Riot Games as an associate concept artist! I'm living with my friend in fumy downtown Los Angeles trying to find a place to live in sunny Santa Monica, where my beloved studio is.How I Broke into Concept Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Consider this a rough step-by-step tutorial of how to break into the industry based on my experience, the mistakes I made and the things I learned along the way - while they are fresh in my mind. Anyone listening to my story should know that since it already happened, by repeating the same process you won't be able to get the same results. You will need to work harder, because I just took your spot.
Now, the big dogs out there will have much more information about the industry, how it works and what they like to see. I'm simply attempting to sum up how I would approach it if I had 5 years to do it over.
Don't go to college. I make less in a year than my tuition was for
Acen Chicago ReportThis all you been looking for???? HOW WAS MY TRIP TO CHICAGO? I hear you ask. From joining a competition to me milking votes out of you to me actually going on the trip. Was it a success? Did I have fun? Did I die? You are about to find out!Acen Chicago Report7 months ago in Personal More Like This
SO, lets begin the story with drama. Cos thats the best way to start any adventure. If you wanna skip to the chicago trip part then just skip to the next section. OK SO.. Passport. Just hearing the word passport gives me nightmares now. So what happened was, after I found out I have got myself a table space in Acen, I did all the neccersary things, I went straight to a flight centre to book my airticket, I did all these alone without problem, got my passport ready, made sure everything is set, I paid the money, all good. My passport was gonna expire at the end of the year but thats fine because it still covered the Chicago trip, I booked my hotel, found the best place to stay, da di da di da, everything was good. And then my lovely mother decided t
An Untouchable MagicMan, there's a kind of magic around some people. I call them the untouchables.An Untouchable Magic1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sort of terminally honest. I seem to just say or write what I'm thinking without much filter. It comes out, and I can't help it - and it's a bloody pain in the bum sometimes. For example - we took the kids out of school for a day for a long over-due trip to Disney, which is something my daughter has wished for for most of her 17 years of life. We were advised to lie to the school by our friends, but no. We tell the truth. The school dutifully tells us that we can't have the day off for a reason like that. But we CAN say it's a trip to look at a university for her. So what do we do? We find a nearby university and arrange to go see it before we drive home. Y' know - so that we're telling the truth! (It turned out to be great, but that's another story...)
But these untouchables? Well, you know them. We all do. One of my untouchable friends stood on a table at a big event at the Hard Rock
Not Gadot!It was announced a few days ago (I’ve been outa the loop and didn’t hear till this morning) that Wonder Woman will be showing up in Man of Steel 2: Batfleck Rises.Not Gadot!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It’s also been hinted that other familiar faces from the Batman universe will either appear or be referenced.
First concern at this news is that they’re moving too fast. WB are looking enviously at the cash-cow that is The Avengers and are force feeding their own franchise all manner of unhealthy things in an effort to hasten its development.
If they don’t devote the same amount of time to character development as the Marvel films did, the general movie-going audience isn’t going to have a real desire to see a JLA flick as they will simply feel no connection to the characters.
Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America. There were 5 movies before we got to Avengers. It made people invest in the universe that was being presented.
WB doesn’t l
Machine CastingBelow this journal will be the script so far for Machine. There should be at least one line for each character. If you can, post your recordings to this Journal, and this journal only.Machine Casting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Intro (grandfather): Hundreds of years ago, war broke out. Nobody really knew why then, just as much as we didn't know now. As far as we knew, Taris was Hyra's ally; whatever caused us to turn against them, we've yet to find out.
Now, understand that these two countries are both the biggest world powers. That means both countries have the resources, funds, and men to take on a war of this scale. But none of those really matter unless you have a strategy, and you need intelligence to have a strategy. That's why we called in Hyra's National Scientific Military Division. That group contains the biggest eggheads you'll ever see. And Carred Zelos was the most eggheaded of them.
The man was a bloody genius; you could ask him to build anything, and as long as it didn't involve
Grow some balls.I don't mind people voicing that they don't like my work or the content of my silly little cartoons. Most of the time I find it funny! But what really grates is when the individual doesn't have the spine to do so via their day-to-day DA profile.Grow some balls.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
They set up a new one. One which they use to rattle off whatever flatulance they believe passes as worthwhile commentary in the real world, most likely in the wake of mummy and daddy slapping them on the wrist over something - angsty, juvenile pricks that they are.
And juvenile they must be, as anyone with a mite more experience would realise that any weight you hope your words might have is completely lost when someone visits your "slander" profile and reads the numbers "0 Deviations", "0 Favourites", "0 Watchers", "No Journal entries", etc.
It renders your words as vacuous as your gallery.
So if you're going to type stuff like "I feel like some of the smut you draw takes away from the credibility of your art as a whole." or
Contest - Draw my OC + PrizesI'm moving out this week. It sounds cool right?Contest - Draw my OC + Prizes3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Well I guess it is, I should feel good right? I mean good with myself for convincing me for doing this. The truth is, I'm a bit terrified, mostly because I will leave my usual routine and start another one, I think it's a pretty normal reaction to have, after all I'm going to have a huge change in my lifestyle, I just hope it will be for good. On the Plus side I will not be all alone, since my grandparents will be there with me, but I'm the one who will take care of them most of the time because well they have 92 and 100 years old, soooo yeah, that's a family record. Anyways, since I'm going to be busy taking care of my grandparents and also looking for a job, I might not be posting much works here for a while. But I don't know for sure, we will see overtime.
Just wanted to let you know about this situation. Thanks for reading.
Now. To the contest!
REGLAS EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO
Contest: Another "Draw my OC" Sexy
Bayonetta 2 Concept Arts******Concept Arts of 'Bayonetta 2' by Mari Shimazaki*****Bayonetta 2 Concept Arts6 months ago in Personal More Like This
''First, let’s talk about Bayonetta, the “modern witch”, and this game’s main character. Those who played the previous title are likely to notice that her trademark hairstyle has been given a complete makeover. After talking with Hashimoto and Kamiya, the three of us came to the conclusion Bayonetta’s not the kind of girl who’d show up with the same hairstyle for her sequel. A girl can be known to change her hairstyle depending on her mood, so I guess Bayonetta was in the mood for something short. Still, knowing her, there’s no telling when she’ll decide to change it again.
Bayonetta’s overall theme this time is “Solid.”
"She’s still wearing black, and I think her shorter hair gives her a generally more masculine look. While her design in the last game focused on curves, this time we see more straight lines. All of her accessories follow this, exc
RANDOMVEUS CHARACTER DESIGN CONTEST + extra infoRANDOMVEUS CHARACTER DESIGN CONTEST + extra info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
RandomVeus Character Design Contest!
Wanna see a character of your design in RandomVeus Vol.2?If so then this can be your chance.
The contest is simple.
You create a character that YOU could see as an employee of the '1 Dimensional Couriers' in the Veuniverse.
- Your character will join the 1 Dimensional Couriers crew. (They will appear in several scenes with speaking dialogue)
- Design credit for character.
- Your character will be featured at the receiving end of a delivery. (They ordered package, and 1DC is delivering it)
- Design credit for character.
1. One character per person (so make it count)
2. The character has to be created specifically for this contest (so no existing OC's will be accepted)
3. Full Colour if possible, any medium. Full body preferable.
4. Your submission doesn't have to look 'professional'. So long as the concept is clear and understandabl
Project Pokemon( !! DO NOT COPY THIS JOURNAL !! )Project Pokemon11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Im Pokèmon trainer Fleur and im going to train ALL Pokèmons to 100 LV. !!!
I have trained pokèmons since 2007.
This is how it works.
I have every pokèmons number listed here and every name you see is 100 LV.
So you can see my progress in training. Theres also dates!
(* means shiny)
My favourite pokèmon is Yveltal.
My favourite pokèmon types.
My first 100LV. Pokèmon was Rayquaza 10.02.2007 in Pokèmon Emerald -game.
Start of the Project: 14.02.2014
End of the Project: ?
100LV. Status : 285 / 719 (Pokèdex)
*100LV. Status : 96 / 719 (Shiny Pokèdex)
number of Pokèm
Pay Equity Scandal Rocks Superhero WorldSharePay Equity Scandal Rocks Superhero World2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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Catwoman Leaks Justice League Contract Details to deviantART
Robin Tops Wonder Woman
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Robin Tops Wonder Woman
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This morning the Today Page Editorial Team was reading through Mike Fleeman’s coverage on The Wrap discussing Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsugihara’s press conference this week where he revealed the DC Comics m
Polymerclay - Unlimited PossibilitiesPolymerclay is a wonderfull material to let every dream and vision come true, and even if its a simple material the possibilities to use it or to combine it with other materials is nearly unlimited - combined with glass, gems, metall or even leather and wood the most beautifull works can be created!Polymerclay - Unlimited Possibilities7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So, to continue with features here some of my very favourite artworks and jewelry pieces made from polymerclay - many of these artist are my daily inspiration and I hope they can inspire you too!