Whats your opinion on hyperrealism?I've always stayed away from trying to create hyperrealistic digital paintings.. because I've always felt, why do what photography can? (which may have been very immature of a thought on my part) But these days I'm finding it may be very good practice, good exercises, to attempt hyperrealism. What is your opinion? I will likely try it out but in general, do you prefer semi-realistic art? Or do you enjoy hyperrealistic art too?Whats your opinion on hyperrealism?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Did you know? Ways to use Sta.sh as storage!You may have heard that we recently released Sta.sh, deviantART's enhanced publishing platform, to all Premium Members. In our latest Sta.sh blog, we described Sta.sh as the new home for all your work where each image has a unique URL to share with friends. We'd like to provide you with a few ways that you can utilize Sta.sh, specifically as it relates to its storage component.Did you know? Ways to use Sta.sh as storage!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why should I put my files in Sta.sh?
Sta.sh is the perfect outlet for your creative ideas that are not yet finished, require revision, or need a home until inspiration hits. Store art projects, journals, and collaborations that you've been working on, but aren't ready to release to the general public. Placing your items in Sta.sh brings you one step closer to publishing.
Uploading to Sta.sh couldn't be simpler, as you can quickly drag and drop files from y
Devious Journal EntryA lot of people aks me to write some random entries about China and etc, so I try me best after I pass (or no -_-) my exams...Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now only one thing.
I CAN DO MAGIC
Ok, I think there are al ot of people who want to know how this water magic was done
I will made Christmas gift for you all and explain it C: Its not that hard as it seems.
When I write Kirana e-mail what she need to take for this shoot, it was something like "You need 1 pound of floor and 10 small balloons. No. 20 are better." So, how it was done? We put water in 2 balloons and Kirana stand still, Ten and Fei pop balloons with needles after mine "1,2,3!!!" and in that second I took photos. Easy and hard at the same time.
I will give few advices. We tried to use stick with needle, but it was too lame. It made only a small hole and water pop out like...well...it wasnt cool at all. So much better do it with hands using some strength. Also its really hard for mode
Bleach Me: Ulquiorra CiferUlquiorra CiferBleach Me: Ulquiorra Cifer2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Birthday: December 1
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color Green
Height: 169 cm (5'6½")
Weight: 55 kg (121 lbs.)
Occupation: 4th Espada of Aizen's Arrancar Army
Japanese Voice Actor: Daisuke Namikawa
[Bullet; Black] English Voice Actor: Tony Oliver (Anime), Steven Jay Blum (Bleach: Shattered Blade)
[Bullet; White] ”If you do not know it, then I shall enlighten you. This is the form of true despair.”
Contest! (Closed!!)Thanks for submitting your entrys! The jury will take some time to determine the first, second and third place! Thank you all for submitting, all entrys are wonderful and it will be difficult for us to choose. : ))Contest! (Closed!!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:icone-m-a-l-i-e: :iconxXnerd101Xx: :iconMexinoge: :iconDancingpierrot: :iconiHaveAChair: :iconNumbr1NmareB4XMasFan:
:icontyowynn: :iconReneMcCoy: :iconoanalivia: :iconElliotsPants: :iconomen-of-silverwing: :iconyukaihan:
:iconManaLookie: :iconClaraBacou: :iconreneg8bober: :iconhatthecat123: :iconWritheMarkers: :iconbeyourpet:
:iconEnelic: :iconTheMikoish: :iconTheUnknownAssassin: :iconRikkuGrape: :iconFlamagley: :iconChronicole:
:iconLeePine: :iconMarfigram: :iconcheeseyshay:
1. place: 12 month premium membership
The first prize I will pay with points! If you got a few point please donate them at my mainpage: http://madebyloop.deviantart.com/
Very very appreciated! Help unknown artist to be
Apparel Collection: Raining IdeasIt’s so exciting when you’re in Creative Mode, and the ideas are just flowing out of you. It’s almost electric how one idea can spark the next and the next, and you’re creating as fast as your body can keep up. Don't hold it back! I created this shirt to shout from the clouds that it’s okay to let the ideas well up and storm onto your media! Share your ideas with your team, and let your collaborations really fill your mind and canvas with a deluge of output.Apparel Collection: Raining Ideas2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This illustration started with the intention of making a cute cloud into an energetic storm. I wanted the cloud to have the contour of a brain so the importance of the mind in the brainstorming process would be prevalent at first glance. The preliminary sketchbook drawings in ballpoint pen were a mix of adorable thunderheads and raining brains. Experimenting with the placement of the eyes and the shape of the cloud was fun. It was harder than I expected to get the sizes right and actually make the brai
5 Art Selling TipsWhile I used to see "art sales" simply as bonus money coming in on the side, over the past few years it's become enough of an asset that it justifies an art dealer, record keeping, insurance, and taxes at the end of each year. It's currently 25% of my total income, and that has a lot of impact over my work. And just like storytelling, design and page flow--abstract principles that keep my career afloat daily--art sales also deserve to be studied, theorized, and understood.5 Art Selling Tips2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are guidelines, not rules. And while most of them usually work for me, they might not all work for you, so keep in mind that my market might be different than yours. Because not only do we not draw the same, we probably have different sorts of buyers.
1. Don't stay on a book for too long
I find that doing mini series of 4-12 issues is optimal for selling art. If you spend a year doing one-shots or 2-3 issue minis, you'll be hard for buyers to keep track of because it's too infrequent. And it's hard to make an i
Just a little reminderJust a little reminderJust a little reminder3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some may love you,
Some may hate you,
And some may make you,
And do better.
Trolls will test you,
Haters will deject you,
But friends will support you,
When you fall,
When you rise,
And when you shine.
So through it all,
Through thick and thin,
Through heartache and adversity,
Never ignore who you are,
Never lose sight of who you want to be,
And never forget those who helped you along the way,
Become a better you.
Thanks for the support everyone
Thank your watchers for their support. Thank your group members for their contributions. Thank your watchees for producing beautiful works. There's a lot of thanks to go around especially in light of the last journal's little incident.
Spread the love (it's almost Valentine's Day )
5 Year Plan*Because I'll be teaching in about a week at SCAD, I've been thinking a lot about what to tell the students. And I wrote it out so that I could solidify it in my head. This stuff is for younger artists mostly, so feel free to skip.5 Year Plan3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I spend time with another comic artist, sometimes I'll ask, "What's your 5 year plan?" In other words, what steps is he taking in order to gain control over his career in order to move up the ladder? Usually I don't get much of an answer.
The reason I think many comic artists aren't forward-thinking has to do with the way our industry is set up. Whether by conscious design or through the neglect of its participants, younger freelancers get into a habit of complacency while hoping for a chance to suckle from the teet of a major publisher. Waiting around for a career doesn't promote the idea of freelancers taking active control of their OWN careers.
If I had to sum up the 5 Year Plan
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!)3 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.
Shingeki no Kyojin cosplay shoot outtakes!It's time for another outtakes journal post! This one is for our Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) cosplay shoot!Shingeki no Kyojin cosplay shoot outtakes!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(Click thumbnail to view the full image!)
:iconmerkymerx: Miguel - Eren Jaeger
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin - Mikasa Ackerman
:iconneko-panigiri: NyanKat - Armin Arlert
:iconweakman: Dom - Jean Kirschtein
:iconsomemaskedude: Bok - Bertholdt Fubar
:iconellensmere: Alex - Annie Leonhardt
:iconcatherinejannelle: Cat - Christa Renz
:iconreskiy: Resh - Erwin Smith
:iconberamonde: Chase - Hanji Zoe
:iconhana181: Aki - Levi
:icondorkydea: Myk - Nanaba & Mike Zakarius
much of the wig-styling was done by me behindinfinity
a lot of everyone's makeup was by Charmie yaoiangel14 and Alex
photos by Huzafan
post-processing by behindinfinity
I'm happy to present my friends who had come together to do this group cosplay! It feels surreal to me to have friends who happen to have faces who suit the characters
Plz Icon Resource~*** NOTE TO WATCHERS *** If you see this in your inbox again then just delete it since I keep accidentally sending it out for some reason :iconmingplz:Plz Icon Resource~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Page lag warning! Currently having over 1500 icons Q w Q
See something you want me to add? Comment below~
Last updated: July 22nd, 2013
I found a web thing that helped me delete out the duplicated icons |3
How to put in icons:
Example: :iconmeowfaceplz: = :iconmeowfaceplz:
:iconadorableplz: :iconawkwardplz: :iconawwwplz: :iconbaibaiplz: :iconblushplz: :iconcblushplz: :iconboredomplz: :iconcomebackplz: :iconcomeatmeplz: :iconcomeoverhereplz: :iconchocoloveplz: :i
Negativity in fandom, and the dreaded "thoughI was talking with a friend about how some fandoms are super fun to be a part of. And some...not so much. I regret to say, as much as I love Korra, it's not a particularly fun fandom for me. Neither was Avatar. (They're FAR from the only fandoms that suffer from the problems I'm going to be "talking" (word-vomiting) about, but they're the ones I've had the most experience with.)Negativity in fandom, and the dreaded "though3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fandom has become a dirty word. I have literally been accused of participating in fandom. Wait, accused of what? For me, the whole idea of "fandom" can be summed up in one word: excitement. Man, I love getting excited about shit. And I LOVE talking to other people who are excited about shit! And then our excitement spirals around each other's and then we make awesome creations with that extreme excitement. EXCITEMENT-BENDING! This is what happens EVERY time I post a fanart, and I c
My Coloring Process: Naruto Ch. 226 Colored SpreadJust noticed that I reached 8 million views. Whoa. Thank you all for dropping by here even if I'm not as active as I used to be. I'm doing my best to be more productive now. To give a little something back, I thought I'd share my digital coloring process.My Coloring Process: Naruto Ch. 226 Colored Spread4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I felt like I've been needing to do coloring practice but wasn't exactly in the mood to draw. I took out my PAINT JUMP: Art of Naruto book, picked my favorite illustration, scanned it and started coloring in Photoshop.
This is the original colored spread by Masashi Kishimoto: http://www.narutobase.net/manga/Naruto/226/2
This was the chapter where Naruto and Sasuke face off in the Valley of the End. Those who follow the manga will know how much significance lies in there but I'll spare you my rambling or else I may never get to the point of this journal.
This is one of my favorite Naruto illustrations because it showcases two of the things I really love about Kishimoto's art - insane perspective and incredible e
Creepy Pokemon Artwork: Chansey From HellCelebrate this week's launch of Pokemon X and Y with a daily dose of disturbing Pokemon artwork. The adorable Pokemon, Chansey, gets several creepy and realistic twists.Creepy Pokemon Artwork: Chansey From Hell1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
chansey by nastyjungle
Chanseydon Preview by Gumbogamer
No. 113 - Chansey by PokemonFromHell
Chanbra by SolaMontoya
Chansey by altered-worlds Chansey by OMGaMOOSE
Chansey and Ratata by lmerlo72
150+ project: chansey by edface
And some Pokemon fusion Chansey mashups:
Pokemon Fusion 4 - Eleggtrode by BonnyJohnElectresy by JosemonCosplay
Pokemon Fusion by eduardocatebPokeFusion - Geosey by kaj18
Pokemon Fusion: Psysey by SakuraSetsuna
Pasey by KinkoKitty
14,000 points in Draw Tom Ripley Contest Please fave this journal to let more people see this contest. Thank you!14,000 points in Draw Tom Ripley Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconHugMePenguinplz: Welcome to
TOM RIPLEY Contest
Hello. Let's draw my favorite guy 'Tom Ripley' and win all my 14,000 points. All good artists are welcome
Who is Tom Ripley?
There are many versions of Tom Ripley in the books, movies and stageplays.
But Tom Ripley that I mean in this contest is the leading character from the movie in year 1999 called
The Talented Mr.Ripley (Matt Damon version) only.
Click here to see his images :
Abstract and Surreal Spotlight Vol. 27Einsilbig'sAbstract and Surreal Spotlight Vol. 271 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 27
Abstract and Surreal
Seek the rain Pauly
I met you last night .. in my dream
C'est la nuit
Across the wires
Doll-S Monthly Feature: August 2011 ! I'm glad (...and proud!) to show you the works submitted to :icondoll-s: that ranked 1st place in August's polls:Doll-S Monthly Feature: August 2011 !3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Summer Sun by MeredithDillmanSummer Sun by MeredithDillman
+May the Light Save Me...+ by larienne+May the Light Save Me...+ by larienne+May the Light Save Me...+ by larienne
The wind by LadySybileThe wind by LadySybileThe wind by LadySybile
A Cloud of Mystery by SquirrelondopeA Cloud of Mystery by SquirrelondopeA Cloud of Mystery by Squirrelondope
bite kitteh by paintmewetbite kitteh by paintmewetbite kitteh by paintmewet
Selene -The Moon Goddess by LorelainWSelene -The Moon Goddess by LorelainWSelene -The Moon Goddess by LorelainW
Crimson Blossom by ShinobinakuCrimson Blossom by ShinobinakuCrimson Blossom by Shinobinaku
I walk alone by lady-amarillisI walk alone by lady-amarillisI walk alone by lady-amarillis
Lady Marmalade by LaylaRabiaLady Marmalade by LaylaRabiaLady Marmalade by LaylaRabiaLady Marmalade by LaylaRabia
PE: Polymer Clay Food Tutorials CollectionWelcome to a new polymer clay love article, specially written for projecteducate, find the program for the third Community Week here. If you missed the previous articles, please check out Introduction to Polymer Clay and Polymer Clay Secrets Revealed. This time I'm going to guide you through some of the best polymer clay food tutorials currently available in deviantART, enjoy and don't hesitate to leave a message if you have any question or suggestion for future articles.PE: Polymer Clay Food Tutorials Collection3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Food. Polymer clay food. There's a strange fascination between polymer clay crafters to make food, if you ask many of us won't even be able to explain what's so addictive about making fake food. Some of it is crafted for doll houses and doll props, some people make beautiful jewelry with food, but some just make it because it's so incredibly fun.
DeviantART <font> Formatting Guide!IntroductionDeviantART <font> Formatting Guide!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Did YOU Know that you can use the < font > tag in various custom boxes AND journals?
Well, yes you can! No Premium Membership REQUIRED!
To prove my point, below!
When you're ready to move on, mouse over the "The Tag" section.
Did you enjoy the awesome presentation of the "Test." text above? Here's the source code to that:
<font face="Droid Sans" size="7">Test.</font><font face="Arial" size="3">Test.</font><font face="Tahoma" size="1">Test.</font><font face="Oswald, Droid Sans, Arial" size="5">Test.</font><font face="Brainly, Nunito, Testt, Times New Roman" size="4">Test.</font><font face="Helskini, Klavika, FF Meta, Segoe UI, Tahoma" size="7"><b>LOL!<b></font>
What goes into that is <font> tag is basically the "size" and "face" subtags! If you need more expiation or info, move on below!
deviantART support the so-called "font sizes" in any range from 1 to 7!
lostlost1 year ago in Personal More Like This
PAIN ILLUSION by puken Raven's secrets by lostknightkg
IMBUE #2 by K-E-I-T in the rivers bleak by disies Above the abyss by Menoevil
The Horsemen by lostknightkg Benediction by Inextremiss After me the deluge by iNeedChemicalX
Friction by tholang Into Another Dimension by DpressedSoul Where Houses Are Black Under The Sun by DpressedSoul
Mono Square Series XXV by insolitus85 X by KizukiTamura :thumb360593783:
Ice Cube by KizukiTamura Pentagone by iso6400 Economics by Psychothrone
Drowning By Wing Beats by disies :thumb334239164: :thumb389892773:
The Origin XXXV by Menoevil :thumb372347723: light and dark by photoflake
nightmares by kmkmk
Zugzwang. by nevermade :thumb366541625: falling down by peterle28
Slash by fistfulofneurons Untitled by lwc71
To fade with the dusk by JPtHart
ghost by Einuhr
_________ by windrides dive by PaLiAnCHo :thumb374811436:
Silberturm 2 by MatthiasHaltenhof :thumb373756178: :thumb37771137
SchizophreniaAre they real? They look real.Schizophrenia3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Does it hurt? It feels like it.
Is it real? It seems like it.
Can they hurt me? They've done it before.
Will they go away? They never have.
Can I trust them? They betrayed me.
It looks too real to be fake. Why can't they leave me alone? Can't they bother someone else?
It's following me everywhere.
They're always talking to me.
"Give up, Daniel..Leave.." they tell me.
But I won't give up.
"Hit him, Daniel..Kill him.." they tell me.
I can't hurt anyone.
What is it that is only in my head?
Did I hurt them?
Were they real?