M/A Repeating Contest: June 2014!M/A Repeating Contest: June 2014!10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
MONTHLY REPEATING MANGA & ANIME CONTEST!
Hi everyone! It's time to start the May Contest! Are you excited?? Keep reading to see what we will be doing this month!
First, though, it is time to announce the winners of the previous contest!
Puzzle Lover - We're Complete by afufi
3D jigzaw by NUTRIOOM
Art Feature 30 - Vania ZouravliovHello everyone,Art Feature 30 - Vania Zouravliov2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I haven't posted any new works or journal entries lately because I've been busy with some things. I hope you are all having a great winter! Here is a small feature for you.
Vania Zouravliov is a Russian Artist with an interesting, "dark" style. Hope you'll like his works.
Initial Release of the Motion Book ToolIn April of last year, we announced a partnership between deviantART and Madefire, bringing Madefire's signature Motion Books to deviantART and introducing a new form of storytelling to the world's largest art community.Initial Release of the Motion Book Tool1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We also announced that Madefire's professional-grade Motion Book Tool would be brought to deviantART—giving deviants the opportunity to turn imagination into a visual, auditory, and literary masterpiece, and showcase their art alongside some of the industry’s greatest creators.
After months of development and testing, we are excited to announce that the gradual release of the Motion Book Tool has begun, and you're (very likely) among the first to gain access. Having access to the Tool means you can create dynamic Motion Books just like the pros, and publish them directly from your deviantART account!
To check if
Blending with markers 101 tutorialHi everyone,Blending with markers 101 tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was requested a tutorial about the basics of blending with alcohol-based markers (Copics, Promarkers, Trias etc).
Here you go!
30 FREE brushes, smudgers, erasers to download30 FREE brushes, smudgers, erasers to download3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's some fantastic stuff to help everyone out!
Click on the image to download 30 badass brushes, smudgers, erasers.. etc! Courtesy of Schoolism instructor :iconrobotpencil:
If you like it, please share and pass on the positive vibes!
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Custom Boxes Tips and TricksWritten by Nironan12Custom Boxes Tips and Tricks4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can see a preview of all custom user boxes here here!
How to Make a Sticky Bar
This tutorial applies only to this custom user box:
What this tutorial will do is stick your green/red bar to the top of your widget.
NOTE: This will not work in the deviantID widget unless you have no deviantID selected.
Copy and paste the following code into the module you wish to apply the code to:
PASTE YOUR BAR CODE HERE
THIS IS WHERE YOUR CONTENT WILL GO
And we're done! Just modify the bolded code with your content.
How to Make Linkless Buttons
This tutorial applies only to these custom user boxes:
You know what a link (or hyperlink) is right? Well, these button have a place for hyperlinks. This tutorial removes them in case you don't have or don't want a link.
In each of those custom user b
PE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learnPE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learn2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Walkthroughs, alongside tutorials, are always an excellent way to learn. It's really helpful to get educated through a tutorial which tells exactly what to do in a detailed way step by step. However at times what is even more helpful is to actually see the artist in action, there are things you need to see get done by yourself and here is where walkthroughs come into play.
There's always something fascinating about seeing the different stages of the creation process of a piece, and you can always learn from the artists and adapt part of said process to your own.
Besides showing part of this process through images which show the different stages of a piece, and
The Perfect Bait audiobook part 1 & sketchThe Perfect Bait audiobook part 1 & sketch3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This video is a painting demo with an excerpt from "The Perfect Bait" audiobook.
Happy Monday everyone!
On Comics by David NamenadNote: This article was made by the awesome The-DaneMen so be sure to check his gallery for more comic goodness.On Comics by David Namenad2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
My name is David and I've been making the comic strip "The DaneMen" for the last 7 years.
It is a strange comic strip.
No story. No dialogue. No characters.
Stranger still, every single person in "The DaneMen" looks exactly the same.
Visit this gallery for examples.
This article is meant to briefly give you some advice about comics, and for me to feel self-important.
We are already off to a great start.
First, some quick advice:
1. Read Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud.
2. Carry a small notebook with you everywhere.
3. Give yourself a deadline and keep to it.
4. Share your artwork with the world (probably via the Internet.)
5. Haters gonna hate.
That last one is more of a
Tip for Today: When to give up?Never give up just because you don't think you're good enough. We've all had our doubts in life. Successful people do not give up easily. We must prepare and prepare again, try your very hardest and then about 50% more that you didn't know you had consistently, then keep going twice as long as you ever thought you would or could. Look for more knowledge and try again.Tip for Today: When to give up?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Favorite this if you're with me! Have an awesome Friday.
Sending positive vibes to you all.
WELCOME back KURAPIKAGuess who is this... xDDWELCOME back KURAPIKA3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Yeah, who else? It's Kurapika
Is it just me or they indeed become SO DAMN similar? Because of hatred, goal and revenge, now Kurapika somehow gained same habits with Kuroro Lucifer / Chrollo Lucilfer, eh? How they're sitting and even glare are...same. OR Kurapika already devoured Kuroro and gained such habit? Don't mind it, just another joke of mine
I WANNA SEE NEXT WEEK CHAPTER (CH.340) NOW!!!!
I wanna see what will Gon and Ging do in that other world!
DAMN! I CAN'T WAIT!
Custom Breaking Bad FiguresCustom Breaking Bad Figures3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last year I sculpted up a few portraits of Bryan Cranston as Walter White from my favorite show "Breaking Bad". I was finally able to put the finishing touches on 3 custom figures of Walt, all of which were given to the creators of the show this past week.
It's been a helluva lot of fun, and a tremendous thrill to get to meet the artists behind this terrific show that has been so inspiring to me. Kinder people you will not meet!
So here's a look at the finished custom figures. These were pieced together from various sources, using Hot Toys bodies, and clothes I found on ebay and then altered. The heads were all painted by some talented friends of mine, and they really brought Walt to life. It's been a lot of work to try and piece these together in my free time, but I really enjoyed doing it.
ps- A random winner was chosen from my last giveaway. I'll do another giveaway in the coming months, I'm sure. thanks!
5 Reasons to WriteI wrote a blog once that urged comic artists to try writing their own books. I held back a bit on what I said--Punk Rock Jesus hadn't come out yet, so I didn't feel like I had the proper authority to really speak up.5 Reasons to Write3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since then, there's been a lot more discussion about the etiquette of publishers toward their freelancers, the recent rise of creator owned books, and the effects of Hollywood moving into comics (or vice versa). And as friend of mine at Newsarama pointed out recently, I'm one of a few guys who's found a middle ground--not only because I'm writing and drawing my own book, but because my OGN is partially owned by DC Comics.
Certain events of the last year have created new concerns within our industry. Do you still need to work for big publishers if you want to "make it"? Do they deliver a better product than creator owned books? Are the Big Two treating creators as fairly as they've always been? Between the rise of digital comics and comic-based movies, are creators getting
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
Copic Markers and Pony colorsI get a LOT of questions regarding what colors I use where when it comes to the ponies, and I keep saying I'm gonna make a little guide. Well, let's give it a shot.Copic Markers and Pony colors1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For the majority of my covers, I use Copic markers to color. Copics are light-fast, alcohol markers... not unlike a classic school marker, but higher quality. I prefer Copic over other brands primarily for a few reasons: Variable tips (markers, fine, brush, etc), better blending, and they can be refilled! This is the BIG selling point to me... this means you can buy the marker once, and continue to refill. It also means you can custom blend colors should you desire. Copics also guarantee that if you buy Y00 yellow, and then buy another down the line, the colors will match. I've bought the same marker color from other brands and had them not match. I will use other brands here and there for very specific colors or effects, but Copic is 99% of my marker work.
So... when I do a cover or whatever, I do basic ink lines first wit
A new step by step: Naked Girl 4For the ones who are interested on how I work, go to my blog to see a step by step of my last illustration:A new step by step: Naked Girl 43 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tough Love: How To Make A ComicOr Decide You Don't Want To After All.Tough Love: How To Make A Comic10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've seen comic how-to-get-started guides before, and they're all so ninny-nippled they word it like anyone can make a comic, wow, so magical and fun!
Wrong. Everyone and their pet dog has a "story" they want to "write" or "make a comic of." Face it, it ain't gonna happen for 99% of us. You gotta have self-discipline and stubbornness to get anything done. And you can't just avoid the stuff that sounds too hard. It's a package deal.
1. Having a character doesn't mean you've done anything. Maybe you've spent a year deciding on the perfect hairstyle and three years before that developing his complex personality, and technically, you spent the entirety of your high school career on him too, since he's a "redesign" of an old fancharacter--who cares! Making characters doesn't take years. In fact, you're hurting your story by keeping characters around for that lon
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map
BOB Ong: The Face of all FilipinosWhen i was in Second year High school, i look at our Bulletin Board, i saw many Featured Books but one book in the featured book caught my attention, it was The "ABNKKBSNPLAko?! Mga Kwentong Chalk ni Bob Ong", i ask my Friend what is the meaning of the Phonetic word, and she said it's "Aba Nakakabasa na Pala ako?!" or "OH! I can read?!" I was Amazed on How Kuya Bob Construct the titleBOB Ong: The Face of all Filipinos2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Finally, after 2 years i read The ABNKKBSNPLAko?! Story and after i read it, It Touch my heart, and because of the Book, i Realize how Dumb i am and ending up in Hitting my Head at the wall saying "BOGALOID KA! why you let your emotions overpowered you! Idiot!" and this book help me to stand using my 2 feet, encounter many decisions
Actually, ABNKKBSNPLAko?! Lead me to Find Other Bob Ong Books until My Dad Brought me the book "Bakit Baliktad Magbasa ng Libro ang mga Pilipino" or "Why Filipinos Read the Book Upside Down" (Check the Grammar please) when we go at the bookstore in Tutuban Mall, ac
Bulma making of videohere is the video of the making of for my fan art of Bulma. hope you guys enjoy!Bulma making of video2 years ago in Personal More Like This
new comics coming soonFor the past couple of years I've been drawing mostly fan art, and while I really love doing that, it's not easy to break into an art career without regular focused updates. That's why I'm making a big push toward promoting our comics again. By early next year you should be seeing 1 or 2 series posted here (and probably tumblr) at least twice a week. They might be in color, screentones, or just plain ol' black and white depending on how much time I can dedicate to them while still working the 9 to 5. I'll have some promo art up around late October-early November to introduce the characters.new comics coming soon7 months ago in Personal More Like This
The goal is to have a 50 page backlog for each comic by late December so I can start posting in January, and it looks like I can achieve that rather easily. Our first comic, Garden Variety, is a gag-a-day setup featuring plant/human hybrid characters living their daily lives in an irradiated future. This one's got a brand new cast for me to work with and there's even a monster girl or two in there a
Commission Fishin'You've always wanted a picture of Batman kicking Lil' Abner's ass? A realistic rendering of Popeye the sailor? Maybe Simba the lion piloting a TIE fighter? But you can't draw to save your life? Say no more, friend -- say no more.Commission Fishin'4 years ago in Personal More Like This
School's out for summer! Rather than sing about it like Alice Cooper, I've decided to let the world know that I'm accepting commissions again for the next few months. Prices start at $75 for a one-or-two character drawing, delivered as a high-resolution digital file; double that price for a pen-and-ink original mailed to you. Prices negotiable for more involved compositions. If you're interested, drop me a deviantART note, or email to laemeur at gmail dot com.
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These prices are for personal-use private commissions. If you're interested in commissioning work for publication, email to inquire further. Please be ready immediately to tell me the specific nature of the commission and your budget. The reason for this is two-fold: 1) I will go soft on
Character references here!Amber/Alice Ariane/MaryanCharacter references here!1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Colour Tutorial, part 1.5A couple people have asked, so here's the extremely cursory version of how I get "dots" using GIMP. I'll write this up better when school's out, kids.Colour Tutorial, part 1.54 years ago in Personal More Like This
The way I do it involves creating two palettes, one with the 64 R/B/Y colours as their perfect RGB equivalents (R = 100% magenta = blue 255, green 0, red 255; R2B = 25% magenta, 100% cyan = red 191, green 0, blue 255; etc.), and one with my custom colours (which I've generated using the same process as in the first tutorial) -- both palettes must have all the colours in the same order! When I've finished colouring an image using my custom palette, I copy the colour layer to a new file, then change the image mode to indexed-colour (Image -> Mode -> Indexed...). When the indexed colour dialogue comes up, select "Use custom palette" and point it to your palette that has all of the ugly RGB-perfect colours, then c