ReaperGlancing upon crimson skies,
like a raven he lay in wait.
A fallen angel perched up high,
counting as the final hour drew nigh.
As crimson gave way to a velvet black,
a veil of darkness cloaked the land,
as fields of gold were stained with steel,
with the Devil they sealed the deal.
As the still of night was pierced with screams,
among the cries moved a force unseen,
like a mighty plague he swept the land,
as the face of God turned,
and He lifted His hand.
No army or weapon stood as darkness loomed,
from the start they had sealed their doom,
and in the now crimson fields where his task begun,
no one was left,
his work was done.
As he stood alone in the killing fields,
his grief betrayed by his eyes of stone.
were those who lay around him victims of wrath?
Or testaments of those who gazed upon him,
the face of Death?
Irrational Confidence and how it Helps the ArtistFolks,Irrational Confidence and how it Helps the Artist1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was doing some studying of construction this morning and it got me to thinking on some stuff that might be helpful to you crazy kids that wanna break into comics as artists.
When I was coming up, I had an irrational confidence. I didn't know it was irrational at the time, but I can now see it upon reflection. I just KNEW that I was gonna be able to do this one day.
But when I go back and look at old drawings I did, I think, "What the hell was I thinking?" I mean, I was BAD. I definitely could draw, but I was a complete amateur in every way. A hobbyist. I was a guy that had a better jump shot than his friends and somehow I knew that meant I could play in the NBA.
This confidence could have been a hindrance, though, if it was the wrong type of confidence. My confidence wasn't that I was already good enough to draw professionally. My confidence was in that I would look at art and think, "I can figure out how to do that".
I've seen plenty of guys along the way that had the w
TMNT 2012 SEASON 2 FINAL!!Enjoy!!TMNT 2012 SEASON 2 FINAL!!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Riddick 'Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest'The Riddick 'Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest'1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
How to Enter
18+ US Only
Submission Deadline: August 16, 2013 At 11:59 PM, PT - Los Angeles Time.
The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon,
PE: Interview Custom Widgets[deviantART related]PE: Interview Custom Widgets6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Since it is known that you can customize your custom widgets, it has become a new trend within deviantART. While it has its limitations, deviants - old and new - have been very creative to make the most out of it though. A lot of people offer resources for others to use and today I have asked three of them to answer a few questions for us!
Big thanks to SimplySilent, CypherVisor & UszatyArbuz for taking the time to answer my questions.
To let people know, who you are, please introduce yourself with a few words. Beside the custom resources thing, how do you spent your time on deviantART?
Hi there! I'm SimplySilent, and I spend most of my time on dA either messing with CSS or managing my group Rising-Artists. I also enjoy helping out at some of my other groups, randomly chatting with deviants, and writing tutorials.
Hey there folks! Look Boogieman is here! Haha… Sorry, I guess that w
Celebrating Diversity #45With St. Valentine's Day behind us, let's take a look at some marvelous artwork that isn't all about love.Celebrating Diversity #4511 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Blue Calm by almostacrayon The Flower by ArthurBlue
The Feeling of Blue by Questavia
Heart of the River - Leather Great Blue Heron Mask by windfalcon water ink by dreamsCrEaToR The Blue Mermaid by Nabilum
SBFF now online!DC Nation has posted 3 of the 5 SBFF!! shorts online for your viewing pleasure! If you didn't catch them when they aired on Cartoon Network (*cough*and you're too ethical about copyright to watch them on YouTube *cough*) take a look and let me know what you think. If people like them enough, maybe I'll get to make more!SBFF now online!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Make sure you take a moment to vote for your favorite SBFF (Supergirl, Wonder Girl or Batgirl) at the the little poll on the right side of the page.
And while you're at it, enjoy this unused pose from the episode "Grounded." This was from a scene that ended up getting cut. Wonder Girl and Batgirl were almost crushed by the tractor Superman deflected.
Wonder Girl and Batgirl © DC & Warner Bros.
average pay rates for comic book artists:"Generally, the good graphic novels fetch $100 - $300 per page, although professionals who have been in the industry for a long time can command as much as three times that amount. In fact, one elite illustrator commanded as much as $1,000 a page (on a 22-page comic book)! Most of the popular titles that artists, like David Cassaday, work on are monthly issues, which end up providing him with a six-figure salary. The back-end royalties on merchandise, trade paperbacks and movie royalties are also generous."average pay rates for comic book artists:1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"In 2008, Sean Jordan, founder of Army Ant Publishing, claimed established freelance comic book artists were paid anywhere from $220 to $4,400 per book project, which breaks down to $10 to $200 per page. Pencil and inker artists can ask for $75 to $200 a page. Colorists often fall in the range of $35 to $125, and writers and letterers make $10 to $50 a page. A lucky few dozen famous artists working for to
Softness-art: Weekly feature XXV :iconsoftness-art:Softness-art: Weekly feature XXV 6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The white one by PrincessAlbertSweShadowplay by AngeliqueNadine
breathe, love is blind by maybe-paper-hearts
Behind the Scenes Brushing by ThePiggieWheek
The first dance by NorbertGalEquilibrium by TalesOfNightWing
...praha XXXI... by roblfc1892
yellow garden by karen-abramyanMy sister by Padera
997 by AntoMalani
Gold dust by TriinErg
Wild Thing by kazarinakristina
+fav Feature .4“Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.”+fav Feature .410 months ago in Art Features More Like This
- Marc Chagall
Beneath the Tulips by kuschelirmel
In Bloom by mickwag Gentle by malaugusto
"Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art."
Trouble at DCDC is having a hard week. Aside from the baffling backlash against Ben Affleck being cast as Batman, two other incidents happened which has pissed off a LOT of people. Here's a quick summary of each.Trouble at DC1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Harley Quinn Contest
In case you haven't heard yet, DC is holding a contest to hire fresh young artists to help work on the new Harley Quinn series. http://www.dccomics.com/node/305151 This is fantastic news for a lot of artists, as "breaking in" to the big comic book companies can be extraordinarily difficult to do and this helps level the playing field. However, the way they've chosen to hold the contest is to have everyone submit 4 illustrations based on 4 separate scripts... all of which depict Harley Quinn as suicidal and trying to kill herself "comically."
Now first off, I get the fact that Harley Quinn is part of the "Suicide Squad," and that these illustrations are likely poking fun at that. However I feel that fact falls on it's face since the term "Suicide Squa
CONTEST- A message from MynxCONTEST- A message from Mynx1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is Mynx here, the most beloved leopard on all of DeviantArt! I would like to inform you that indeed my birthday is coming up real soon! August 10 to be exact, Yes! That is the day I become one full year old. And in honor of this wonderful event, I would like to Post a contest to celebrate this VERY important event using all of my dear, sweet, Alexis'
The contest is Simple! Because this is my first birthday I would like you guys to draw me having the best birthday ever with your lovely characters! Thats right, make it a party!
Now, I am not even picky. That is the theme. Mynx, and an epic Party.
All kinds of art are aloud! Digital, traditional, journal dolls and even story's! Thats right if you want to write about me having the most epic birthday instead, thats perfectly fine!
The only thing I ask is please be original, No bases or tracing!
Now, to get to
Less than 100 FavsAll of these amazing deviations have less than 100 Favourites, make sure that you visit the deviation page to see the full-sized deviation:Less than 100 Favs2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Top Reasons for Manuscript RejectionOne of the things that the literary agency I work for does some weekends out of the year is teach seminars on query writing and the first 5 pages of manuscripts (which, basically just means the first page of the manuscript). The seminars last only a day or two, but aim to help writers improve their queries and start of their books so that they have a better chance of standing out in the ever-growing slush pile. Since I know many members of the literature community here aim to one day be published writers, I thought I would share our sheet of the top reasons for manuscript rejections. Please note: These are in no particular order.The Top Reasons for Manuscript Rejection1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Wrong genre Agents have guidelines for specific genres that they like to represent. Just like you and me, they have certain genres they love and certain genres they don't. Sometimes, it's not because of personal preference, but because they don't know the market for some books as well as other agents who are very passionate about
New Website!Hello lovelies!New Website!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just a quick update to announce that my new website is live! You can find all the usual artwork and a nice resource section listing all the tutorials, videos and time-lapses available to download. charliebowater.co.uk
I was thinking about adding an FAQ but then I remembered people don't really read those things... or do they?
Hi everyone! You might remember last year I released my Skillshare Character Concept Art class and that went down a storm, over 2000 of you signed up for it and it received 100% positive revi
Artist WalkthroughThis walkthrough focuses on:Artist Walkthrough2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- guiding you as an artist and improving your artistic skills
So having said that... let's get started!
I have been drawing for a long time. Since I was little I would draw all the time on anything I could find. That passion for drawing and art has always stayed with me. But the problem is talent or potential will only get you so far. If you really want to become a great artist you will have to put in many hours of work. And you would preferably have someone there to guide you. Even now I am learning about basic skills I wish I had learned years ago. That is the problem of being self taught... you have to figure everything out yourself. Of course there are benefits to that too. Self taught artists are generally very motivated and passionate people. I have only come to the point where I am now just because I am passionate and slightly obsessed with drawing. But I want to know more, learn more and improve more. So that is why I am setting up this little drawi
LINE Webtoon ChallengeLINE Webtoon Challenge1 month ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Are you the funniest person you know? Do you have a well of untapped artistic potential? Do your friends and family always ask to see what you're drawing?
Want to know why we're asking all of these questions?
Now is your chance for an opportunity to become the next top comic star! Submit an original comic through the Webtoons Portal button below to compete for a chance to win $30,000 and become a featured LINE Webtoons Artist — all you have to do is keep creating.
This contest is solely sponsored and administered by NAVER Corp. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The contest ends as of Jan. 25, 2015. To participate in the contest and to read Official Rules, visit:
Best video resources for digital artistsLearning the theory without any practice is incredibly pointless when it comes to art. No book, no lecture and no video will ever teach you how to paint if you won't find the time for creating something yourself.Best video resources for digital artists1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
On the other hand, doing everything alone and without any instructions is the longest and hardest way of achieving anything. What's worse it doesn't guarantee you success.
Through the last couple of years I've been painting, I've learned that the best way for me to learn to paint is to copy techniques of people who know what they're doing. There's no better way doing it than watching videos with commentaries. That's why today I thought I'd share with you some great lectures, tutorials and demos I've found on youtube. Below you'll find a list of the best YT channels and samples of videos. Go and subscribe for more great vids!
Official channel of FZD School of Design which is considere
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Musically Inspired Design Challenge!Musically Inspired Design Challenge!3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
It has been said that music is the universal language that transcends boundaries and brings people together all over the world. Our challenge to you is to create a design for a T-Shirt that is inspired by music! Tune in, turn up the volume, and explore all the octaves. Designing never sounded so good!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantART T-Shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose three designs from the highest-voted submissions.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on T-Shirts for all to see and buy!
Entries should display an original image or images that show music through art. Use notes, instruments, or musicians -- anything that shows what music means to you. For more inspiration on the deviantART Design Challenge, check out the
Books Are BackBooks Are Back1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hardcovers, softcovers, calendars and other things are available again in the 4DE online store!
Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way, no rigid process you must adhere to, no shoulds or shouldn'ts except those you designate for yourself. This is one of the fun parts of being an artist, really - have a heady good time with it.
10 Tips to Improve your Digital ArtA while ago I posted some tips on how to improve your art. While that article was rather general, this one is an addition to it, focusing on digital drawing and painting – so make sure to read both.10 Tips to Improve your Digital Art1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
It's made for beginners, so it's just really basic stuff. I hope it's helpful!
1. Get a tablet
Of course there are artists who create beautiful pictures with a mouse, but trust me, drawing with a graphics tablet is more natural and a lot easier once you're used to it.
Tablets have one big advantage over mouses: Pen pressure. Depending on how hard you press the line gets thicker and darker or thinner and lighter, similar to a real pen on real paper. I'd recommend getting a small, cheap Wacom tablet to start out.
Also make sure your tablet always has the newest drivers installed! You can download them on the Wacom website.
More information about tablets
Brian Kesinger: Character DrivenBrian Kesinger: Character Driven2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Disney Artist Brian Kesinger on Creating Story through Character
Foreword by techgnotic
It is with great pleasure we welcome BrianKesinger as a guest writer to the Today Page Editorial Team. Considering his authentic citizenship within the deviantART community, his thoughts and insights will be of great value to all aspiring artists, illustrators, writers and others involved in any creative endeavor. For over 18 years, Brian has worked for Walt Disney Studios on films like Big Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph and
Holiday Card Project 2013Holiday Card Project 20131 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
It's back! With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantA
TakenKarai sat on the edge of a rooftop, contemplating what had been happening to her the past few days...so much between her and the turtles, it was insane. It really made her question who she was and what she stood for. Sighing, she looked up to the full moon, unsure what her next step was.Taken1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"Karai," The strong, intimidating voice behind her made her heart thump faster, and she found with the single word, that her hands began to shake.
"Father," Standing up and turning around, she face the man who had raised her. He may have been the person she looked up to her entire life, but something new had happened to her. Something changed inside of her.
Smirking, Shredder cocked his head. "We must go my daughter," Reaching for her, his narrowed as she pulled away. "Karai!" He grabbed her wrist, pulling her close. "Do not defy me."
He may have scared her, but she could stand on her feet now. She glared at him, fingering her sword with her free hand. "If you so wish..." He sighed,