Cherry Blossom Festival and Sakura Con!Hey guys! It's con season again and I'll be at the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco's Japantown this weekend (April 12-13th), and at Sakura Con in Seattle Washington the weekend after (April 18-20th). As usual, I'll be there with all of my prints, books, buttons, and cards!Cherry Blossom Festival and Sakura Con!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My table location for the Cherry Blossom Festival is on the lower floor of the Japan Center, right outside the Kinokuniya book store entrance. For Sakura Con, I'll be in the Artist Alley at table 411. I was actually unable to get a table in time for this con, but a kind artist, mind-crash offered to share his with me We both look forward to meeting everyone and making new friends so come by and say hi!
InterstellarInterstellar7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Interstellar by MachiavelliCro
Who needs enemy aliens — when the oddities of space travel itself are so mind–blowing?
Terraforming 1.1 by Wasteland-3D
s the following gallery of landscapes of deviantARTist–imagined other worlds well attests to — the natural desire of humans to explore and discover knows no bounds, not even the limits of the Earth’s atmospheric shell. Whatever
'Extreme' Tsunderes: How much is too much?Happy New Year Everyone :iconbigsmileplz:! I hope all of you are doing their best in 2013. I want to talk about about what has become a staple in anime/manga these days. And that is Tsunderes.'Extreme' Tsunderes: How much is too much?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those who don't know what Tsunderes are (And there are some who exist.) Check this link. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Tsundere
Now being someone who has been reading/watching anime and manga for years, I have a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to these types of characters. And there are not only female types (Which are the main type.), but some male types too. But there are those types that I like to call 'Extreme' Tsunderes. These are the types that tend to piss me off :iconpissedoffplz:. They are female types that have too much Tsun and very little Dere in their personalities. And they show it, VERY VIOLENTLY OR COLDLY, usually to their male counterparts, to the point that something that is supposed to be funny just turns cruel and makes you go 'WTF? This guy is interested in
Lackadaisy - PatreonI've recently left my job in the game industry so that I could focus more of my time and attention on Lackadaisy. Patreon is my weapon of choice in trying to see this to fruition.Lackadaisy - Patreon1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If more Lackadaisy comic updates, illustrations, tutorials, mini-comics, books and other things interests you, please do check it out!
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,
Collection: Easy RidersCollection: Easy Riders7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The tragedy of owning a motorcycle is that it sometimes must be “driven” instead of “ridden.” One must occasionally “drive” one’s bike to the store for a loaf of bread or to execute some other mundane activity unworthy of being a “motorcycle rider.” One is meant to ride, not drive, a bike—as it were a contentious beast forever being tamed. A bike should not be just a vehicle for the conveyance of bodies and materials. Riding should be transformative. A rider becomes one with the natural world being riven in twain by the wake of his bike’s passing. A rider becomes a living metaphor. A rid
You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Do you feel like no one cares about your artwork? That no matter how hard you try, you'll never improve? Well, I've been there before.
A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept drawing and drawing but barely improving. I was frustrated and felt useless. But instead of giving up, I pushed myself even harder, and by God's grace it's starting to work out for me.
I now have over 16,000 amazing people encouraging me, and I know it's only a matter of tim
Draw whatever the hell you want. (EDIT)Alright...Draw whatever the hell you want. (EDIT)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm pretty sure this is going to be a rant (not that I have ever posted those before ) but bear with me because I just... I got to say something about this subject.
"You have a lot of talent and you waste it on drawing stupid dogs!"
"Don't you understand that series is for CHILDREN? You're too old!"
"If you want people to take your work seriously, stop drawing stupid animals!"
"All you draw is cats. Can't you draw anything else? I'm so done with your unoriginal bullshit art."
"Wolves, wolves, wolves. All you ever draw is wolves! BORING!"
"Are we ever going to see anything but shitty cartoon dogs from you?"
I'm sure all of us at some point in our artistic lives have dealt with someone who decided it was a good idea to rag on your choice of artwork subject matter. If not yet, you will... trust me. We ALL go through it.
It's hard enough to deal with it from strangers but it's another thing when it comes from people you know. Family, friends,
PE: Tutorials for Growing Manga ArtistsBackgroundPE: Tutorials for Growing Manga Artists11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cloud Tutorial Part 1 by yuumei Cloud Tutorial Part 2 by yuumei Grass tutorial by Sadir89 Grass brush settings - tutorial by ryky water tutorial by kuro-mai water splash tutorial by Caucasian-eagle Easy Water tutorial by ryky Water on the Beach - Tutorial by Okami-Rain Waves Tutorial by B1nd1 Background Tutorial 2 by Tervola 3D background Tutorial by yuumei Background Tutorial Section 2 by Mireielle Cloud Tutorial by Dea-89
For Anime and Manga backgrounds you can use the regular Digital Art and Traditional Art tutorials based on backgrounds.
Hand Tutorial -Tips+Reference- by Qinni Foot tutorial by shingworks +TUTORIAL-Feet drawing guide+ by goku-no-baka + Tutorial - Hands + by goku-no-baka Feet Reference by Ninjatic Hands Reference I by Ninjatic Hands Reference II by Ninjatic
[CLOSED] FREE Adopt Raffle 10 - Pillow Pet THE RAFFLE IS CLOSED[CLOSED] FREE Adopt Raffle 10 - Pillow Pet7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Waaaah I can't believe it T////T 1296 people taking part in this raffle ;___;!!! THANKS THANKS THANKS!!!I LOVE YOU T////T!!!
I'll surely make more and more raffles!!
But now the winner of this raffle ;///v///;
THE WINNER IS :iconkuimei: \;///v///;/ yaaaah I'm so happy for you T///u///T <3 <3 <3
When Kuimei choose her favourite pillow the others five will be put on sale ;u; <3 <3
Thanks a lot again to everyone to taking part in this raffle and see you soon again in the next *////v///* <3 <3
Feel free to remove this journal if you want <3
Another little raffle for some Pillow Pet ;///v///; we love them a lot and we want make one of them for free \;//v//;/ <3 <3 <3
We are in vacation finally afer a very busy and tired summer ;__; finally some days of vacation T///^///T we spend our time to finish the old
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
WHEN THE KITCHEN'S CAMERA ISN'T ONWHEN THE KITCHEN'S CAMERA ISN'T ON6 months ago in Personal More Like This
You know this?
I set it to music
and threw it on youtube
Also give my lonely gallery a look over, and my fanfiction and contest here:
Guy Fawkes DayGuy Fawkes Day7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Guy Fawkes Day
Burns one man's vendetta on fires of drunk delight while Heaven's rainbows burn and sparkle in the sky.
The fascinated coo while boredom freezes cold and watches while his breath fades steaming into night.
The pennies for the guy jingle in their tin while he a traitor burns, his Cath'lic soul in Hell.
The animals run scared, not from fireworks, but from th'unholy sound of Guido's punishment.
He screams a silent scream that no-one else can hear, save God and pets and Satan's wailing hordes.
“A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.”
– Guy Fawkes
Model kits of Fiddler for saleSo, for a while now Don Bradford aka Lucid Grey http://lucid-grey.deviantart.com/art/The-Fiddler-3D-288677225 and Zac Soden have been working on turning the Fiddler mech into a model kit.Model kits of Fiddler for sale2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well it`s finally been completed.
Looks badass to me. I am proud to have contributed to this endeavor of mechology.
If you`d like to check it out, it can be purchased here. http://whitedragonminiatures.co.uk/index.php?routeroduct/product&path=60&product_id=50
Oh yeah and sorry i`ve been incommunicado for the past forever. Been real busy with work stuffs.
chronicles of hateso...i woke up to a most unusual email today. my friend and writer on aphrodite9, matt hawkins asked me if i could give a shout out to this book, chronicles of hate as it was massively slipping under everyone's radar.chronicles of hate8 months ago in Personal More Like This
it was most unusual for him to ask that, and usually i am shit at even promoting my own stuff... if it wasn't for my fans and readers...whoo boy XD
so i stood baffled as to how do i even do this... and then i looked at the files he had sent me...
f&/k it! i know exactly how to go about this!
if you want to have an ultimate tool of ever mastering the art of painting values, whether you like comics or not, this is your friggin book!
not kidding! this dude, Adrian Smith, wipes the floor with my value skills and composition skills XD
brilliant designworks, graphic novel is not of the wordy variety as he allows the art to tell the story, and genres and stories being very personal taste based i can't tell you whether or not it will be your c
Art + Anatomy book Recommendations15 books I recommend for anatomy, art fundamental study and art inspiration. Please note that these are simply my personal recommendations and books that's helped me a lot in the past.Art + Anatomy book Recommendations1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I've taken photos for these books, so Here's a less image-heavy list (on tumblr)
This took so much longer than I first anticipated so I really hope people find this helpful cause, seriously, spending 3 days on this does not feel like it was worth it
edit: I'm putting the tl;dr list here first as a preview of the books I'm recommending.
TL;DR List of books
An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists
The Art of Animal Drawing
Anatomy for the Artist
My Own Builds | New Images for WatchersI have a problem. I have several images that show progress of my builds and I want to share them with my watchers, but I don't want to stuff my gallery full of progress images.My Own Builds | New Images for Watchers8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I thought earlier that I could use something like Twitter or Instagram. The idea was that I would post the photos on there and then I wouldn't be filling my gallery with progress images. But I realized anything I post off-site of dA won't get nearly as much attention from my watchers than it would on my dA page. So what's the point in even doing that?
My current solution is to post a progress image of what I'm building to my MinecraftPhotography deviantART page, but when I have another update photo or a different angle to post, I won't post that in a new image. What I will do is replace the first image with the updated one. (I can simply update the original. I've done this to several of my images when I find they need better editing or a watermark.) I will write a description of the build and it's current state
GTSVIVIAN / GVIVIANOkay, so Ms. Vivian wanted me to share with all of her friends/followers on dA and tell them that Deviant Art keeps deactivating her account because someone keeps complaining about her DEVIANT ARTWORK... She made a second account and someone complained about that one as well... (Seriousely folks... A: The name of the webpage is DEVIANT art... Pornographic material is LIKELY to show up on a page called DEVIANT art! B: There is a mature content filter for a reason... USE IT! let the people who like her work enjoy it. You don't have to...GTSVIVIAN / GVIVIAN8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, rant aside, this is the link to her main page on E-junkie. I'm sorry, friends and viewers of this incredibly talented artists, that a handful of people had to ruin it for everyone.
Winner - ADOPTABLES RAFFLE 05 - [CLOSED] 72H Awwww Thanks a looooot for the support ;v;!! Thanks to all people who entering the raffle >////v////< your comments are the best çç <3Winner - ADOPTABLES RAFFLE 05 - [CLOSED] 72H1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The winner is :iconbutterbly: \;v;/!!!
I'm so happyyy thanks again ;v;!! <3 <3 I hope to do another raffle soon because I have a lot of fun >v<
After I talk with butterbly I put the others adopt for sale , maybe in 24 hours ;v; ( or earlier if the winner tell me her choice ;///v///; <3 <3 )
See you soooon >v<
Feel free to remove the journal from fav if you want >v< <3 <3
An Adoptables raffle to thanks you all for the support çç!!!
We are really happy because we met very wonderful people here çç
Thanks for all the watchers , all the fav , all the words çç
Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
Don't let the crap of the internet brainwash you.warning: This journal is my opinion and my view on things. I support open-mindedness and the possibility of anything.Don't let the crap of the internet brainwash you.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The internet is full of it: People with strong opinions. Usually about 'how to do things' and 'how to absolutely not do things'.
Ask any given person this question: What is good art?
They will all give you a different answer and some of those answers are waaaay to specific for their own good.
Meaning they have a very specific view on what is good and see other work that does not meet up those qualifications as: bad, fake or cheating.
It is natural to have a preference toward certain topics or techniques when making art, but it's wrong to push those ideas upon others as a set of rules. (kinda like forcing someone into a religion)
Art should be a free medium for people to express themselves, even if this means their work goes against your standards or deems unpleasant for your taste.
(Child pornography, animal cruelty etc not included, there are limits to
A Tribute to Robin WilliamsA Tribute to Robin Williams9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A Tribute to Robin Williams
Robin Williams Tributeby EmilyStepp
The World According to Garp 1982
Moscow on the Hudson 1984
Save the Boob-plate!The reason for making this journal entry is because there is something that has been on my mind since the past three months. And not on my mind alone as it seems more artists are confronted with the same thing I'm about to say. While in most cases time dissipates the issue in my mind this time it is something that keeps bugging me over and over again to a point it irritates the hell out of me. Afterall it is a hot topic that has gone completely viral for many months now.Save the Boob-plate!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This journal entry is all about judgmental journalism, offended-by-design opinionators and the fearsome white knights that the first two bring in its wake. Surely this is something that has existed since the first written word on the internet, and for as long men could express their thoughts behind a pseudonym charade.
Recent events and a large exposure to unhealthy criticism had gotten me thinking and checking with my fellow artists. I'm sure people will say that as an artist we should learn how to deal with harsh and
Ask Crona Info:H-hello..Ask Crona Info:8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will..t-tell...that my answers of all the q-questions.. t-take a while, because ragnarok annoys m-me...
..but i c-can answer of m-my replay's..
:iconhappyragnarokplz::iconsaysplz: are you kidding me?!!
:iconcronatwitchplz::iconsaysplz:..Stop it ragnarok!!
I get s-so many questions t-thank an all:iconhappycronaplz: