The emotional shield that prevents hurt.Being an artist = Being sensitive.The emotional shield that prevents hurt.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
We all know it. Making something and then showing it out there makes you very vulnerable, emotionally.
What if people think it's shit? What if they think it's weird... what will they think? Will that reflect on how they think of me as a person?
I know what some of you are thinking right now... 'You should care less about what people think of you or you art.'
In a sense you are right.. than again, you SHOULD care what people think of you and your art! They are your market and potential clients.
It's easier when you're already doing your dream job and couldn't care less for other potential directions... but most of us will always stay interested in new opportunities.
They= Everyone who see your personality and/or artwork.
Being an artist = Being lonely.
Artists of a certain type tent to stick together. Industry veterans seems to ignore the public eye and the internet fully. Some artists in the making clut
the importance of failingsOften times i see many artists on all levels expressing their expectations from their current progress and seeing it as they fail. They feel this way because the type of level that is set is not only high but its constantly changing to grow higher even as they are progressing passed levels of artistic skills.the importance of failings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Imagine a horse rider holding a fishing pole with sugar(your artistic level you want to reach) by the end of the string. And you the artist is the horse pursuing it.You are progressing forward but your goal is also being set higher as you progress.
And of course you will never ever reach the level that is constantly changing and i think this is an idea that every eager and striving artist should be comfortable with. To be comfortable with failing.This is not to say that you wont reach new levels , because you will.The levels you set up when you started out are much lower then the levels you set in your current phase.
The tough part is of course to stay on trac
Podcast, and Pin-Up Art: A RantI did a podcast with :iconKanish:! Please excuse my muffling microphone, my audio equipment is terrible... -_-Podcast, and Pin-Up Art: A Rant11 months ago in Personal More Like This
We talked about a bunch of stuff, from dinosaurs, concept art, design, movies, my thought process on art in general.
The last segment is about me and pin-up art, drawing women, and what that means for me as an artist. I wasn't particularly articulate but I think I was being honest about why I do it. I've had time to mull over it and talk with other artists, because I think it's an interesting impulse that people have to make pin-up art. For me it starts as a simple endeavor; I'm a horny, heterosexual male, and I find women aesthetically pleasing and incredibly hard to draw. I'm not going to pretend that isn't part of it. Is that the reason why I make pin-up art? I don't think so, because those are universal truths that everyone knows and is familiar with. There's plenty of horny males that don't draw pin-u
Why we fall. - Edited with full postWhy we fall. - Edited with full post2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Art by Allison Smith.
"Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up."
One of my favorite lines from Batman Begins. However, there are moments where it's rather difficult to get back up, and sometimes we require that one special kick in the ass.
From each tumble, we learn a valuable lesson. A year or so ago, I had hit a personal wall that was proving too difficult to force through. Art, which is usually front and center, took a back sea--and while we've all had art blocks--that wasn't the only issue.
It began with my roommate of two years, whom had decided it was time to move else where. With such a sudden interruption, I had to find a new home and in less than 30 days.
Having also been through a bleak breakup months prior, and finding myself with no pending freelance work and
7 tips for the 21 year old me7 tips for the 21 year old me8 months ago in Personal More Like This
7 TIPS FOR THE 21-YEAR-OLD ME by Bobby Chiu
When I was a student in college working on my skills as a character designer, I’d had periods where I would sit at my desk working as hard as I could but having little to show for my efforts at the end of the day. I remember sitting there surrounded by blank pieces of paper, trying to come up with an amazing style that nobody had ever seen before. I would do one drawing and not be satisfied, so I would lay a new piece of paper over it, re-draw it with slight changes to features here and there. This would still not be good enough so I would put another piece of paper over my revision, make more minor adjustments trying to perfect this new style I was searching for.
I did this for weeks on end, tweaking and polishing over and over, working hard every day. But in the end, did I come up with a brand new style, something amazing that
Official devMEET in ParisI attended the official devMEET in Paris at the Mecano bar. Had a really great time meeting my long-time friends Anoya, itsfrits and namenotrequired. I met a bunch of other people I knew more or less, including staff and other attendees. It's also kind of unique that I actually got photographed with a lot of them thing I never really do.Official devMEET in Paris3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here follows some photo-documentation on who was there and doing what!
the cute and cuddly wreckling
wreckling being amazing
Couple of the day: itsfrits and haldron
The deviantART and Sta.sh APIsWe've launched a set of APIs for deviantART and sta.sh, some of which were previously available but yet to be documented in a central place.The deviantART and Sta.sh APIs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What can be done with these APIs?
Embed artwork from deviantART on your website or app, get feeds of quality art based on any keyword, submit any content to sta.sh for instant sharing.
The API calls we've made available are deliberately simple but open many doors. For example, we provide the ability to update a sta.sh item that has already been submitted through to the API. That opens the possibility of creating a live link between your app's instance of the artwork and the version we host. It makes it even possible to create live deviations that are updated automatically: http://fav.me/d4aeapg This is the kind of possibility one might not consider at first glance when reading the specification.
Da Vinci's Dangerous GameDa Vinci's Dangerous Game7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Da Vinci's Dangerous Game
Lady With an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci
This story had us wondering; would Leonardo Da Vinci have kept his deviations in storage, or just deleted them?
The painting is The Lady with an Ermine. Da Vinci’s model is Cecilia Gallerani, a mistress of Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan. The Duke is Da Vinci’s patron of the last 18 years. Lumiere Technology in Paris has created a new technique for “x-raying” paintings called the Layer Amplification Method (LAM). A series of intense lights are projected on to a painting. Measurem
It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Hypothesizing)It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Hypothesizing)7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
IT’S ALRIGHT, MA (I’M ONLY HYPOTHESIZING.)
Dylan by TheCheshireRunt
Creativity can happen anywhere and where you least expect it...
Who says scientists and surgeons and other “careful” professionals have to work in their antiseptic chambers without benefit of their favorite artist’s art. Creativity in daily life can flow despite the most daunting strictures…
Five Swedish scientists have a wager on which researcher can, before retiring, insert the most Bob Dylan quotations into officially published texts (but, they stress. not
HALO SCALE CHART UNSC/COVENANT/FORERUNNERHALO SCALE CHART UNSC/COVENANT/FORERUNNER3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The function of this Journal will be to hold the majority of the Halo Scale Chart's details so to reduce the clutter on its main page.
Also for a smaller version without the larger ships-
just the larger ones-
and the color version-
Some of the listed ships below are yet to be added to the chart if their is enough room, the details for each ship entry are-
SHIP TYPE/CLASS - SHIP NAME - SHIPS FIRST APPEARANCE - SHIP LENGTH.
Entries marked (OC) are my own Original Content.
1. BERTHING SHIP - HALO WARS - 16,000M(EST)
2. WARSHIP - HALO WARS - 3,987M(EST)
3. PLANET-BREAKER - DIDACT'S CRUISER - CRYPTUM - 1,000M(EST)
4. KEY SHIP - HALO 2 - 13,120M
5. FLAGSHIP - (OC) - 12,000M
6. MINING SHIP - CRYPTUM - 9,075M(EST)
7. BUILDER SHIP - CRYPTUM - 24,0000M(EST)
8. FORTRESS SHIP - DEEP REVERENCE - CRYPTUM - 50,000M
9. FLOOD MANUFACTURE STATION - (OC) - 6,000M
10. AUTOMATED TRANSPORT - CRYPTUM - 600
Join us for a deviantMEET in Hollywood!We're be hosting a Las Vegas deviantMEET!Join us for a deviantMEET in Hollywood!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted on October 21, 2013
Join us for a deviantMEET in Hollywood!
DeviantART's headquarters are located in Hollywood, and we're hosting a deviantMEET in our own backyard!
Hollywood Sign by deviantARTGear
Batman: The Caped Crusader Rescued By Adam West!Batman: The Caped Crusader Rescued By Adam West!2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
BATMAN FOREVER:The Caped Crusader Rescued By Adam West!
Adam West Batman
Dave Elliott takes a look at the staying power of Batman
The 1960’s were the crucial, pivotal years for the perpetuation of the Batman saga. The 1930’s were the years of creation, when Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and Jerry Robinson made their contributions to building the character and his enormously influent
Interview With Mr. Rob Renzetti!I understand if this gets taken down since I didn't get permission but I think this would be very beneficial to the members and the leader.Interview With Mr. Rob Renzetti!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I need some interview questions for the creator of this wonderful show, Mr. Renzetti! :3 The awesome-sauce :iconParaBellum9mm: is sending the interview to him for him to answer in a couple of days.
You just pop the questions down in the comment section, whatEVER it is you want answered. Of course, Para is going to go through and decide which ones are... "Appropriate" and "Most Popular" if there are too many of one question.
He already has:
1. When did the idea of a World-saving Teenage Robot come to you?
2. What inspired you to make this idea come true?
3. What do you think has made Jenny so popular for us?
4. Were you planning to add any new villains in the 4th season?
5. Would you ever consider a "remake" opportunity? Like "Mortal Combat: Legacy" for example?
6. In what new style would you like to see
All About Plz Accounts & How To Use ThemWhile DA gives us tons of awesome emotes to use, there is also a second, less known group of emotes here on DA that we can use as well. These are created by individual people and made into "Plz Accounts". A "Plz Account" is an account who's whole purpose of creation is simply to allow people the use of it's avatar. (see examples below)All About Plz Accounts & How To Use Them6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
One thing I get asked about quite a bit lately when I use emotes from a Plz account is "where do you get those emotes?" So I thought I would put a quick explanation as well as some plz account examples so they will be easy for other folks to find too!
Please keep in mind this is just a very small selection of the many Plz Accounts out there! I do have a collection of many many more listed permanently in my journal http://gypsy-.deviantart.com/journal/ on the right side, under "Plz Fun!"
(oh look! Cute dividers can even be found in Plz Accounts!)
The Shuttle Flyover Was AwesomeSeeing the Endeavor fly over Hollywood was one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time. Totally badass.The Shuttle Flyover Was Awesome3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I remember when I was a kid I went to Cape Canaveral with my dad to watch a shuttle launch. Of course the damn thing was postponed due to weather. I did get to see one of the shuttles up close though.
I also remember when the Challenger exploded. My mom still has a copy of the newspaper from the day it happened.
It's really amazing to see this thing up close in such dramatic fashion, and also quite sad to know that it's being retired. I'm definitely going to go visit the Endeavor at the California Science Center.
Sunday, Day 4 of Comic-ConNo matter how tired your feet are by what is actually Day 5 of Comic-Con, counting Preview Night, no matter how exhausted your body and empty your wallet, there's always a bit of sadness in the air when the last few hours of Comic-Con wind down.Sunday, Day 4 of Comic-Con2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
In the deviantART booth, we witnessed something a little magical when the voice came over the loudspeaker to announce that Comic-Con was closed at 5:00 pm sharp, the remaining straggling attendees and exhibitors packing up stopped what they were doing and burst into applause. It was a mixture of relief, pride, and fulfillment of a successful convention.
Someone yelled, "See you in 365 days!" and there was a true moment of community with everyone in earshot. Sure, it's a sad sentiment, but it gives us all something to look forward to, and the months ahead will be filled with the happy memories of all we accomplished over the past week. Friends met that stop by every year, new friends, new properties to become fans of, new comic books to read and
Introducing the Premium Content PlatformIntroducing the Premium Content Platform3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is proud to announce our Premium Content Platform
Providing the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings by making digital files of their high-quality work available for download. Sellers are able to set their own prices while retaining 80% of all revenue earned, and buyers are able to quickly get the things they want with the satisfaction of supporting the artists they love.
What is Premium Content?
The Premium Content Platform was built to represent high-quality content — the premier pieces in an artist's repertoire of work. We encourage the sale of everything from comics or stories for download, to high-res files like .PSDs, textures, tutorials, brush packs, and more!
Introducing you COPY, Dropbox's direct competitorMy gosh i found something so much better than dropbox. All it gave me was a pathetic 3GB of space.Introducing you COPY, Dropbox's direct competitor2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But maybe you've seen this one circulating around but it's basically dropbox with TONS more space.
So click this https://copy.com?r=WeBfIF and it'll take you through my referral to the page.
Why through my referral?
Because when you sign up you get 15GB cloud space free. But through a referrer's link, once you verify your email and then download the Copy app or program, like dropbox, you get 5GB on top of that. I get 5GB too of course, but that's the fun thing isn't it?
Then after that you can introduce it to all your friends for similar results and you can rack up tons of 5GB per referral.
Not a spam. I absolutely promise you. It works exactly like dropbox and it's just with tons more space. Since we're all artists, I figured sharing pictures with clients can be a lot easier with no space concerns.
In case you missed the link... https://copy.com?r=WeBfIF
Not a spam. Again
The Timeline of DeviantArtThe Timeline of deviantARTThe Timeline of DeviantArt2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In 2014, DeviantArt turned 14 years old. Fourteen years is a long time, some of you reading this may be younger than that. I've gathered some historical information with the help of Moonbeam13 and some members of the Community Relations team to help enlighten those of you who have joined in recent years and missed out on a chunk of DeviantArt's life.
I hope you enjoy taking a step back in time!
Please note: it is extremely difficult to track down some events in DeviantArt's history (in particular, the first few years) and that some dates are only approximate.
August: tech13 becomes the first recipient of the prestigious Deviousness Award.
August 4: The first member-submitted deviation is uploaded - A Dangerusss QNX by :de
The dA Nomad Bag Has Arrived!We've made some pretty cool bags here at deviantWEAR. They're durable, stylish, and tailored to your digital and artistic lifestyle. But if there's one thing we have been asked for over and over, it's a manageable bag with more space. Plain and simple, we've been working on a bag that will hold your laptop and art gear, but that isn't afraid to take on a sack lunch, some text books, a hoodie, or a small horse. (Really small.)The dA Nomad Bag Has Arrived!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You asked. We listened. Introducing the dA Nomad Bag, a roll-top laptop backpack that holds just about everything but the kitchen sink... And the little drawer that holds the bottle openers. But don't worry, because the closure on this baby doubles as a bottle opener!
What else will you be getting with this all-in-one bag? Check below!
Padded interior pocket (15"Hx10.5"W) fits up to a 15" laptop
Rear zippered pocket (9"Hx10"W) has pouches for pens and sketchbook
DemonophobiaЗашел от нечего делать на лурк, ткнул рандомную статью.Demonophobia4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Открылась вот эта http://lurkmore.ru/Demonophobia
Прочитал, думаю дай-ка скачаю, неужели все настолько страшно.
Прошел, чувствую что седых в
Gamergate controversy on WikipediaI'm gonna watch Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End again which in my opinion is the only good PotC movie. The others (especially the fourth one) were boring.Gamergate controversy on Wikipedia5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: look at this, unless you're so brainwashed you don't think being anti-GG can possibly make you a bully:
''There was no harassment''
I decided after getting involved with the comments on I am a Guy to read through the whole Wikipedia article on GamerGate and if I can, try and justify my position on it. If my opinions are based on a lie, then I need to fix that. This is just my position on things, and if that's not good enough for someone, then I can't help them.
"Never believe what is said, only what you know."
-the Sixth Doctor
In regards to Zoe Quinn, I really need to post this
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
It's Been Forever and a HalfI realize I used to update these all the time. I've been away at school, kicking ass and making games. College has taken a lot of my time and I'm glad I graduated last May.It's Been Forever and a Half1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm really glad I went to college, though I don't think it's for everyone, especially with art. If you feel you're just going through the motions and not learning, drop it. An art degree can only get you so far. I've been an Art Lead in several different capacities over the last 4 years (with game design and graphic design) and I've had to interview people as part of my job.
If anyone wonders about an interview for artists from the perspective of an employer, here are my thoughts:
thought #1: What can they do? (usually indicated by their portfolio, which I view before ever calling them in for an interview; their work is of course brought up in the interview too).
thought #2: How fast can they work? (usually indicated by an art test. Shows how they work with directions, under pressure, in a time constrain