The Pitfalls of Speed PaintingI've been meaning to write about this for a while now, but recently a video popped on up Ctrl+Paint about the same topic and it encouraged me to finally talk about it. It's a practice that's been misconstrued and misunderstood for a while now, so I wanted to help people get a proper understanding on the subject.The Pitfalls of Speed Painting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Speed painting has been something of a fad for 4 or 5 years now, even back when I was first starting digital work. Like many artists out there, I thought, "Sweet, I can do really cool work, really fast!" And like many artists out there, in the back of my head I was probably thinking, "This is easier than learning the normal way!"
Well, here's the main problem in regards to speed painting. Any of those really cool, realistic and well done speed paintings you see are done by professionals who have been painting for years and years. These a
Developing Artists FAQHey everyone, just wanted to make a new journal about some stuff that's goin on in my head, and to those who care feel free to read.Developing Artists FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I've just graduated with a BA in the Arts (WOW SOOOOO HARDCORE) in late April. Aside from handling small freelance and commission stuff between my spare time, I also started working full time at a local mobile game studio as a concept artist and animator.
Now thinking back on my journey so far, I've met a lot of obstacles and obviously overcame many of them, and the ones I didn't overcome I keep on trying. For the longest time, while being in this online art community filled with countless talents of various degrees, I have sought knowledge amongst the community here, and in turn people have also came asking for knowledge in return. While I specialize in the entertainment industry as a visual production and sometimes pre-production artist, there have been many learning curves that I had to tackle by myself, because lets face it, if school wa
Francille Valentines Day Contest_WINNERS!!Thank you all for participating and voting in the :iconFrancoeurXLucille: group's first contest! C: All the submissions were wonderful, and oh so adorable~ The votes are in, so without further adieu, I announce our winners...Francille Valentines Day Contest_WINNERS!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:icon0ImagInc0: with the entry, "UMAP: Sweet Valentine" - http://0imaginc0.deviantart.com/art/UMAP-Sweet-Valentine-282926845
Congrats! You shall receive a free black and white Francille drawing of your choice dedicated in your name, and your work shall be featured in this group blog.
:iconowlion: with the entry, "Francille Valentine" - http://owlion.deviantart.com/art/Francille-Valentine-284623105
Congrats! You shall receive a free colored Francille drawing of your choice dedicated in your name, and your work shall be featured in this group blog.
:iconjasminealexandra: with the entry, "Francoeur+Lucille's 'SteamPunk Kiss'" - http://jasminealexandra.devi
Imagine FX Magazin Cover Art and Workshop.Hey Guys, For those who are not familiar with Imagine FX Magazines, they are general aimed at different categories of digital art. I'm happy to have participated in the making of the recent manga issue with many great artist and staff.: ) I worked on the cover and I also provided the magazine with a tutorial and a video walk through of my progress. If you guys are interested or curious in checking it out, please click------>http://www.imaginefx.com/02287754331517934398/imaginefx-85.htmlImagine FX Magazin Cover Art and Workshop.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
ps. The magazine also comes with a DVD which has a bunch of brushes that I used in the makings of the cover.
I'll be reposing the cover for the magazine sometime later, this time I've gotten permission form them to post it on DA : )
Feed Your Eyes VII posted a forum thread asking for thumbs to be featured. If you have not yet done so, you are welcome to reply there.Feed Your Eyes VI2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It may be some time before your piece is featured.
CR: Stage-1 INTO THE CHAOS by PeaceGuy My Precious One by Egil21 I will Keep it safe by Calaymo Deux Mythes by Mkemaster Cheshire Cat by McKn2007 Queuing in Newark by louislienhoeft Collins Fiero _no hat_ by DarkRedPhantomX :thumb214858830: :thumb253602621: Nefarious and Virtuous. by Spikings Palma Bay by Nurk91 Elf in the Wall by AlanPrince DA IDealised and Stylised by JPJordan :thumb253481567: Be Sure to Wear a Grackle... by billy-pilgrim
Class action lawsuit against art4love founder!To start off, here is my evidence:Class action lawsuit against art4love founder!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DeviantArtists who have joined my cause, as Lieberman has also ripped them off:
This journal will be updated as people submit more evidence of the theft, adding to my lawsuit.
Here are more screenshots from Art4Love:
Do the same as the other artists, if your find your work on there!
Upload as deviation side by side and link to my journal!
More saved interviews/screenshots:
All images saved via script: http://aoxa.homeip.net/index1.html
Bigger screenshots: http://dauntingfire.com/art4love-scam/
HUGE LIST OF PEOPLE and paintings that the art4love website was selling:
For a good laugh, read this article, it looks like someone's trying to defend themselves:
What is Spec work?Lately its like a new virus, spreading, this so called contest, were people pick the winning one but they dont give you nothing in return, but they make money. Correct me if im wrong, because probably i miss it but whats the prize in last deviant art event.What is Spec work?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Correcty me if im wrong, people are going to send designs and designs that took months or years in preparations from schools, wasting money in materials, electricity, tablets, tears and blood, and in the end they wont receive anything just a palm in your shoulder saying good job.
Can you pay your bills with your tiny name at the end on credits? Forget about the publicity crappy excuse. People will get paid for this but the winner and contestants they wont.
Its a shame that deviant
And the world sighs with relief.*whew*!And the world sighs with relief.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pointless groups."All photos accepted"Pointless groups.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"Advertise your art"
Just because you have the ability to create a group; it doesn't mean you NEED to!
What is the point in creating a group that has no specific purpose when you're already on DevArt?!
"Oh, I'll create a group that will show any kind of photo"
Why create such a group when you can just hit "photography" on the DevArt front page?
"I'll create a group that'll display the work of anyone that wants to draw attention to their art"
Why create a group for that when it's already DevArt's PRIMARY PURPOSE?!
F**kin' morons ..
..hmmm .perhaps I didn't get enough sleep last night after all .
One dead console.My XBox 360 died last night.......again.One dead console.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was merrily replaying Modern Warfare 3 and was on the final mission when the screen went funky. Now, this happened 3 or 4 years ago, so I knew what was going to happen; I turned the console off in the hope that a reset would solve the funky-screen issue, but rather than a clear image - I get no image at all.
It's a known problem, especially with the first generation of 360 machines and as mine is a "Launch Team" version (If you worked for M$ at the time, they gave you a special edition one with green plating) it certainly falls into that category.
Something to do with the cheap, shoddy soldering used by M$.
Looks like I'll be better off just replacing it with one of the new streamline models, which is a shame, because last time I got my current one repaired I also had it pimped out with these awesome green internal running lights that made it look nuclear-powered or something
(What? It was a fun little extra!)
"8 years of service is pretty
F**k-ugly watermarks.I follow a lot of insanely talented artists here on DA, people whose work I look at in sheer awe and whose skill I can only dream of one day matching.F**k-ugly watermarks.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Unsurprisingly, that high quality of work leads to them either having their work ripped off or operating in fear of that happening. They, quite rightly, want to protect their art with a watermark, something which I'm not against at all.
What I am against, what I hate, is people using that god-awful DA watermark.
If you are a good artist: don't be a lazy git. Make your own watermark, use your own logo. You'll protect your work without doing it the disservice of having some automatically-generated arse-smear ruining it.
we are living in a lonely world..we are living in a lonely world..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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JUUHANNA'S ART-RAFFLE! [WINNERS]Hello everybody, and welcome to my art-raffle journal!JUUHANNA'S ART-RAFFLE! [WINNERS]7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've been thinking of different kinds of community-activities I could create or participate in, and this seems like it could be fun n easy.
In order to participate in the raffle, you have to do two things:
1. Add this journal to your favorites (so that you will have a number).
2. Leave a comment with a link to the character (or few alternative charas for me to choose from) you'd like me to draw if you're a lucky winner!
So fav+comment, and you're in!
The way it works is as follows:
Once the contest ends, I will use random number generator to get a number, and the person who has that number in the faves list will be the winner!
I will be making a colored portrait (shoulders up) for the winner!
As a bonus I will also generate a runner-up number, and the runner-up will get a port
**COMPETITION**Alice Vs Jabberwocky - FinishedThis contest is now closed.**COMPETITION**Alice Vs Jabberwocky - Finished1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Go see who won!!!
I will animate the winning piece.
I'm doing a competition! Yup first one so be kind if I miss a few steps (PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM).
There is so little art out there for what is one of my favourite characters from the first game, I decided there needs to be more!!.
The Theme: is Alice Vs The Jabberwocky!.
The piece must at least contain Alice and the Jabberwocky
(THIS IS THE AMERICAN MCGEE JABBERWOCKY not the original), however some deviation is allowed to the design, it just clearly has to be based off either the game version or the Balrog looking design that was released in model form for the fi
Fotolia 4: Stockpocalypse ChallengeFotolia 4: Stockpocalypse Challenge2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The winning entry will be published as a full page advertisement for Fotolia in
HOW Magazine with credit to the artist.
Read Official Rules
Something's happened. Whether it was a catastrophic earthquake, a nasty alien invasion, or an accidental push of the Big Red Button, the world, as we know it, has come to an end. But what happens in the aftermath? Fotolia's
Tutorial.Okay, here it is! My Video Tutorial. It's not too long, around 30 minutes of time lapse with me chatting / trying to give advice / effing rambling! Hopefully I don't sound like too much of an idiot >_> The time lapse is of the painting that I continued to work on (through livestream). It's in HD so the quality is quite nice. The tutorial doesn't go through to the end of the painting. It just covers the way I paint, if you want to watch more of it, the rest of the painting is available to watch on demand through my Livestream channel. I'm not sure how helpful my attempt at a tutorial is, but hopefully it'll answer some of the questions I get!Tutorial.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
p.s. I'm sorry I called you a dick Camtasia! I MEANT Cam Studio >___>
Any more questions? Formspring me !
Thanks for watching my LS too guys, I'll be doing more in the future.
You know you're having an interesting night whenYou know you're having an interesting night when you shout "WELL FUCK YOU TOO" at a telephone pole and hiss at a garbage can without being able to claim the excuse "well I was drunk and/or high at the time." I will be sincerely impressed with anyone possessing the understanding of psychology, biology, logic, and/or the deductive reasoning skills who can deduce or intuit what might have precipitated such a strange interaction with my otherwise innocuous environment which was by all accounts, minding its own business for the most part.You know you're having an interesting night when1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Username changes?I had to kind of do a double-take when I realized DA just introduced this feature.Username changes?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You know, there was a time when I wanted to change my name to ANYTHING other than SonicRocksMySocks. I thought it up when I was 15 without realizing I'd be saddled with that alias for potentially a lifetime.
When I started gaining renown on the internet, there was even a time where I considered making a new DeviantArt account JUST to change my username, but by then my reputation was already cemented. It's silly and childish and doesn't fit a 20-something artist who is trying to get serious about her art...
After working on my 8th DeviantArt anniversary flash and going back to my roots, it sort of dawned on me.
No other username fits me better.
Maybe I was embarrassed of it for a time, but now, after 8 years, there's no way in hell I'd ever be anybody else. My art is ABOUT childhood and youthful spirit, and that's what I remember when I think of my nickname. It reminds me of where I ca
So THAT'S why we don't let them have guns?Following reports of a man walking around a Lancashire town with a sword, one Mr Colin Farmer was tasered into submission.So THAT'S why we don't let them have guns?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There WAS a drunk guy wandering around with a sword, but it wasn't Mr Colin Farmer.
Mr Colin Farmer was 61, blind and had been carrying a white stick.
How much warning did they give this poor guy?! I usually stick up for the Police, because I know they have a tough job dealing with the unruly British public while bound down by seemingly infinite bureaucracy, but come on!
"A Lancashire Police spokesman said the incident was being investigated and the officer's Taser had been withdrawn"
Screw that! Take away his helmet. Make him wear one of those cheap plastic ones you give kids to dress-up in. Bloody amateur.
The whole thing makes me think of Ned and Jimbo from South Park shouting "BIRD!" and then opening fire without a second's hesitation.
Twilestia story 'Much Ahoof About Nothing'...part 1 should be out around this time tomorrow!Twilestia story 'Much Ahoof About Nothing'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's springtime in Equestria and Twilight Sparkle and Princess Celestia find themselves out of sorts despite the gorgeous weather. Luna and Rarity both think they know the reason behind their moodiness and set out to make sure that true love blossoms - but will an unfortunate misunderstanding keep the two star-crossed lovers apart forever?
I think it will be around 4 or 5 parts long (famous last words, huh! :iconbuttersawesomeplz: parts 1-3 have been written and I'm close to finishing editing and proofing part 1, so I'm praying that there won't be a huge wait for everyone in between parts.
Oh, and I notice the hilariously ironic turtle won...
Cute episode though.
Picture This----Picture This3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Picture This is a collaborative comic project between myself and Ai-Bee about love between girls.
Original | 16+ | Dramedy, Romance, LGBT
Status: In Progress
Synopsis: A collection of short stories about the lives of a group of girl x girl couples, and the trials they overcome together and within themselves.
- Arc 1: Sam&Sara
--- Conceptualizing plot, scripting, storyboarding
"A 'punk-meets-prep', 'jock-and-nerd' kind of story. Worlds collide. About what it means to be honest, and being yourself.
-Tags: angst, love triangle, introspective, drama, high-school romance, sexuality&love
-Trigger warnings: sexual abuse, drug abuse
--Act 1: Day--
- Chapter 1: "Sam"
- Chapter 2: "Sam&Mallory"
- Chapter 3: "Sara&Tammy"
- Chapter 4: "Sam&Melissa"
--Act 2: Night--
- Chapter 5: "Sara&Blaire"
- Chapter 6: "Sam&Jayden"
- Chapter 7: "Sara&Gwen"
- Chapter 8: "Sara"
--Act 3: Eclipse--
- Chapter 9: "Sam&Sara"
IT'S CONTEST-TIME!Hey all!IT'S CONTEST-TIME!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's that time again - time for a little raffle!
The prize is relatively small this time; basically a line-art portrait of the character chosen by the winner... I might slap some basecolor onto it, or polish it a bit, but I really can't promise that as the time I have available for art has become really really seriously limited.
Also I will not give a set time when I'll be finished with it. It might take months, it might take weeks, or it might take hours. It depends so if you're the winner, please be patient and no rushing, k? I will finish it, but at my own pace.
[Edit] People, please note that the prize-art is lineart only, and will only show the neck, head, hair, ears, face, and possible horns/hat/head-gear or -accessories!
SO. On to the rules. There are two.
1. Fave this journal. Once I'm picking the winner I will use a random number-generator to create a number, then find the participant from the faves list with