To all of those who are/were in art school . . .I'd like to ask you all a few very important questions.To all of those who are/were in art school . . .3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am seriously thinking about going into a game design program after graduation and I have spoken with my family as well with my sister (who is also an art major as well) about it all. My sister has told me the reality; that it's difficult to actually get a job and grow big within the artist industry. You really need to to make connections as well as work hard almost every single day. She also told me that the first year is simply "testing waters" and you'll find that the classes you took, you wouldn't really want to do anymore because it's not fun for you. Soaking all of that in, I'm actually scared about entering art school. I want to succeed in life but as well, be happy with what I really love to do. Which is art.
I also spoke with a college adviser at a career convention, and he even told me as well that it's extremely difficult to get into programs and accepted into jobs. He also told me that they were looking for more women
Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.I know there are a lot of foreign art/animation fans here on DA, fans of works and artists from Europe and Japan. Dai Sato, the legendary writer for classic, foreign TV shows such as COWBOY BEBOP, GHOST IN THE SHELL and WOLF'S RAIN explains the process of creating an animated series in japan. Take notes for you students/fans out there and enjoy!Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mother EarthMother Earth10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
28.6.2014: Early Summer Morning by Suensyan :thumb486849151:
Incoming by jaelise Land of the Dead by alexandre-deschaumes Valahnukur by alexandre-deschaumes
Autumn Prelude by matthieu-parmentier Kauai, the cove by alierturk Glowing by Michaelthien
Creative OTLsoooooooo I found this on le tumblies earlier.. And I was almost offended at how accurate it was to how I opperate 8D (only cause its so spot on)Creative OTL2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First two.. I used to give help when asked. But then I started realizing most people asking were simply out for 'cool/cute/neat/awesome' etc. Not -actually- look for help, just attention. So now.. usually unless someone asks with very specific intent FOR critique and I know they will take it into consideration I just don't.
then the deadline and money stuff 8'D fak
it all sounds.. artistic there , but what it boils down to is horrible work ethic imo =u=;
I would be doing commissions left and right if it were otherwise OTL
Routine.. yup.. as much as I dislike last minute surprises, I also cant' stand falling into ruts.
THEY DELIVER NEW IDEAS, BUT DREAD THE DETAILS
that. My friends. Is my existance.
I have sooo many ideas.. but when it comes to the thought of all that has to go into it I just.. OTL
and then the boundaries thing.
Against the Law to Draw ...So back in 2009, just when I was leaving Japan (and wishing I could stay) the big joke of the day was the Anti-Manga law that was making the rounds in political circles. Now at the time it was a joke because no one ** and I do mean No-One ** who actually reads manga wanted this law to pass. In point of fact it no one even took the law seriously viewing it as a breach of trust between the government and the people of japan ** Most of whom actually read Manga **Against the Law to Draw ...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
My point is that in 2009 this law failed to pass and the issue was considered dead. (Laugh now ... )
The punch line of this joke is with the change of government in Japan and the general social chaos during the years that followed. Somehow while no one was looking the same fascist pigs managed to sneak through an even harsher law that pretty much bans everything. You wanna guess how bad the law is ... a friend of mine who actually makes a living drawing manga told me just recently that a number of her projects were re
info for all my watchers + art-statusJust note for you all, guysinfo for all my watchers + art-status6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm wandering at the moment but I'm back home soon and return to my art activity again
Also I was surprised by one thing - what the hell are you want from me if you don't like the stuff I draw? Me and all my friends were confused o_o
If you don't like my artworks or some my thematics - just ignore / don't watch me and no problem. Easy solution, is it? It saves your time and my time too
What's your problem? I don't tell you WHAT you MUST draw / read / watch / etc. If I don't like, for ex., furry porn / ponies / flying trains, lol, whatever - I just don't watch it. Easy? That's right.
Also if I draw bloody ginga dog that doesn't mean I'd like to see it in real life. Only ART. Some people just mix up fictional things with reality and try to look like 'perfection' in their own eyes.
If you want to prove something to yourself - do something real good in real life. Fight with REAL problems not fictional. But as I see -
Viz Acquires Sailor Moon For New, Complete DubAll 5 seasons. The series. The movies. The specials. The lesbians.Viz Acquires Sailor Moon For New, Complete Dub1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I want to hug and kiss the whole world. I have been longing for this since I was 15 years old.
I think this means they'll be dubbing the new Crystal series with the same actors as well.
Please welcome a new member of the fam...My birthday is tomorrow and I was lucky enough to receive an early bday gift from someone very dear to me.Please welcome a new member of the fam...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Looks like Gizmo has a little brother now
Featured Movie - Fan Favorite - The Lion KingThanks for voting in all those polls I put up!Featured Movie - Fan Favorite - The Lion King3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The winner is...
The Lion King!
To see other movie features, go here: http://disney-club.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-Movies-and-Shorts-225465518
"The Lion King was considered a little movie because we were going to take some risks. The pitch for the story was a lion cub gets framed for murder by his uncle set to the music of Elton John. People said, 'What? Good luck with that.' But for some reason, the people who ended up on the movie were highly passionate about it and motivated."
The movie came out in 1994 and became the little movie that could! It was the highest grossing film of that year.
Since then there's been many re-releases of the movie, sequels, and even a Broadway musical based on it.
What's the movie about? Well, you're a Disney fan! Shouldn't you have seen it by now?
Some Concept Art:
Feature Entry #18Hello all!Feature Entry #183 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to the final feature for works which had been on DA for over a week yet had 10 favourites or less when brought to my attention. A new series of features shall begin next week (see bottom of feature for more). As always please take a few minutes to browse and support the artists featured. Thank you!
Digital Art and Photo Manipulation:
:thumb281716367: Crystal by ManuelMartin Me and Myself by Undead-Ninja-Pirate Brownies by Undead-Ninja-Pirate Sightseeing by devyni ::North Star:: by tinluva AMY page 1 by JNIKEL
Hope you've enjoyed this set of features! I certainly have - 15 features full of under-recognised work!
For the next set of features I'm looking for up to three of your works and between 1 and 3 of your favourites (the second part is not optional ). For more details / to suggest work, please see this forum thread: http://forum.devian
Moving away from Drawing and into PoetryHey guys wat up? Me again with an update on whats happening, I've been drawing a lot lately and kinda wanna a take a break. To be honest everytime I draw I would wanna strangle a cat (So keep your cats away from me), its so hard to get the color balance and contrast and angle right you know? So I have decided to stop drawing for at least for a few months and get into what's a little less tiring and more fun, POETRY! No I ain't joking, poetry has always been a great passion of mine, I used to write poems on the bus to school, have freestyle poem battles with my mates, I even participated in poem reading contests on stage! (Though I choked the first time I got on stage, I even vomited in the toilets beforehand.. TvT"), anyway to give you an example of what to expect in the up coming months, I have a little something I wrote during my Shakespeare days. EnjoyMoving away from Drawing and into Poetry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
YOU ARE MY FAVOURITE
Night crawls in as the sky grows black.
Even the thought of you gives me a heart attack.
Loads of Lorax NewsThis is way over due, because we have so much news!Loads of Lorax News3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, I would like to say that the environmental petition was a success! Universal Studio's released this Pubic Service Announcement with the USDA Forest Service and the Ad Council to promote the environment. It's designed to encourage kids to go outside, and explore their local forests. Watch the PSA here!
The official release dates are out! Click here, find your country, and make plans to see LORAKSAS! That's the Lithuanian displayed title.
The Lorax's Movie website has been completely redone, and it's a fun, interactive experience.
Make sure to drop by, and check it out.
EXCLUSIVE CLIP. It's a 50 second look at Ted and the Once-ler's conversation. You can watch it here, or go
For Kifa, our friendSo yes, Kifa, this person :iconscullreaper: who isn't anymore with usFor Kifa, our friend4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just thought that as there is many people who knew him and so on.. They can share their memories/tributes here if there is any :l
Now I'm clear with it: I can handle his death by thinking what he gave to world when he lived.
This was one of his favourite songs
Spread the word to ones who know him..
One day you wake up .....I am truly baffled.One day you wake up .....4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, I found that tetris fanfiction exists and now I want to write some.
Edit I wrote some
Back to work tomorrow :'I
I like my job but I just like sleeping more.
I Was LookingI was in the S.U. (Student Union, where we buy food and such) and there was this guy ahead of me causualy waiting for his turn to get food. Then his girlfriend walked up. She was 5'4, blonde, tan, and the skinniest good looking girl i've probably ever seen. Her legs were tiny and rocking a short skirt and boots.I Was Looking4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just stood there staring at her, and for once I really wished I looked like someone else. Just skinny though I wouldn't change anything else.
But when I was with Jonny today my shirt was up and my stomach was out a little. I grabbed my stomach and made a gross face. He grabbed my hand and said,
"Stop it, your beautiful!"
I love him.
Gotta Catch 'Em All!"I'll be seeing you in your nightmares my sweet"Gotta Catch 'Em All!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Illustration Contest Mark II (One week to go!)4.23 The deadline approacheth! For those of you still working on your entries, better get a move on!Illustration Contest Mark II (One week to go!)4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This was such a success last year that I'm doing it again for my 25th birthday!
Pick your favorite story from the list below and draw a scene or characters from it! I try to be diverse in my writing; Action, drama, science fiction, romance, humans, robots... There should be something in there for everybody. This year's pool has some old classics and some new favorites. Some characters have reference pictures already, but some have never been visually depicted before. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Some stories contain characters that belong to other people but feel free to draw them as well. You may enter as many times as you like.
Dancing Business Cat - Race to End Animal CrueltyDancing Business Cat - Race to End Animal Cruelty4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:icontopicalityancing Business Feline:icontopicality:
A bandwagon that has been turned to a charity!
What started as innocent fun to use Topicality's avatar, quickly spread into other deviants to use her avatar :icontopicality: as their own.
Now, Topicality has made this bandwagon to a charity!
For every deviant that uses her Dancing Business Feline Topicality as their own avatar, she will donate 50 cents to the ASPCA, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Everyone is free to join!
To use her icon:
Right click on her avatar :icontopicality: and save the image (gif file) in your computer.
Or click this thumb and hit download!
Go to your profile page and hover over your avatar. A 'change your avatar' and pencil mode appears. Click on it! (You can also change it through your settings page)
In the 'Upload Avatar' window, select the feline image that you
Pick a sideThis is just going to be a rant about something that has been on my mind for a while.Pick a side2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I keep hearing people, religious or atheists, say "You have to pick a side. Picking a side is important. Are you religious or atheist? Picking a middle way like agnostic is cowardly"
You want to know what side I'm on? I'm on the side of I want state and religion to be separate and for it to otherwise not matter.
It's usually people who come from countries where religion still has a big hand in law who feel strongly about this, and I can understand why. Where they come from it is important, but the entire world isn't like that. In the part of the world I come from it doesn't matter if you're religious or not.
You don't want the abortion because of your religion? Fine, no one is going to force you, but if you do, you can have it. You don't want to get married in a church or have your child baptized? Fine, we'll take care of that at the City Hall. You're gay and want to get married in a church, but
a tale of butterOnce you start reading this, you cannot turn back.a tale of butter3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well you could, but would you reeeeeeeeally want to do it?
KEEP ON READING OR YOUR EYES WILL IMPLODE.
One day, humon was surfing the internet.
She was just looking at her favorite pages when all of a sudden a new tab opened up.
She was confused, since she didn't click on any link whatsoever. The tab didn't show anything, just a white screen. When she tried to close the tab, nothing happened. She kept pressing the X to close it, but instead the tab turned to full size. Suddenly, the white screen of the tab turned completely black.
It wasn't only the tab screen that turned black, all the button and everything else on her screen did the same.
Even her mouse disappeared off the screen.
After a little while, she decided to turn her computer off because she simply thought it was broken.
This was a fatal mistake.
Out of nowhere, a full screen picture of :iconcaptainfanclub: appeared on the black screen.
It was most unexpected.
As she loo
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...2011 As Seen Through Art4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Introduction to Polymer ClayPolymer clay is a modeling compound consisting mainly of polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and plasticizes to make it pliable. As you can see it's easy to define polymer clay, but there's no possible way to describe all the variety of things that can be achieved with it.Introduction to Polymer Clay3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fox Fairy 05 ooak by Rosen-Garden The Scotsman2 by Renellesdolls
Sushi Prep by WaterGleam Egg and Bacon by fairchildart Cake Making Miniature by vesssper
In this article I will recollect some of the best resources and guide you through the basics of polymer clay, if there's anything I didn't cover here please don't hesitate to leave a question, I'm sure me or other polymer clay enthusiasts will be happy to help you
I will be referring to polymer clay as it's my medium of choice and expertise, but many of these resources can be used for other kinds of clay. You can even make yo
Art is dead.THIS WEEK IN ARTWEEK:Art is dead.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not attacking digital art per se, I just dont want people to close their minds to artists just because they dont do digital. I think everyone should try both if possible.
Pay the PayPal FeesHave you seen someone take commissions with the following in their terms: you must pay the PayPal fee (calculate it at a site like http://www.ppcalc.com)?Pay the PayPal Fees4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Every time I run across someone with those terms, I tell them this is against PayPal's terms of service. Some respond 'oh, okay' and remove it, others argue with me and say it's not against their terms. One person has said they will refuse to work on the commission unless I do pay the fees.
I contacted PayPal directly regarding this to get final word on whether this is a violation or not.
Here is my question:
When I am shopping online, I often see people have a rule that if you pay with PayPal, you have to calculate the "paypal fee" and add that on top of the price of the product or service. Some people will refuse to ship or work if they do not receive the "full amount" (without the paypal fee added in).
Is it against the paypal terms of service for these people to do this? What should I tell them