M/A Repeating Contest: June 2014!M/A Repeating Contest: June 2014!5 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 curry-daydream
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 Tool9 months 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
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.
Blending with markers 101 tutorialHi everyone,Blending with markers 101 tutorial1 year 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!
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
30 FREE brushes, smudgers, erasers to download30 FREE brushes, smudgers, erasers to download2 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!
The Perfect Bait audiobook part 1 & sketchThe Perfect Bait audiobook part 1 & sketch2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This video is a painting demo with an excerpt from "The Perfect Bait" audiobook.
Happy Monday everyone!
Character Creation and GuidelinesCharacter Creation and Guidelines3 years ago in Personal More Like This
◆ One character (and pet) per person only. Said character has to be 100% yours.
◆ Recycling OCs is allowed as long as they are redesigned to fit the setting of the group.
◆ Full Anthros are not allowed; characters must be at least 60% human to ensure that they’re able to interact with other characters.
◆ Only small pets are allowed (i.e. no giant dragons or pets that are able to fight on par with a character). Your pet might help you in a fight but it does not affect your character's status points.
◆ You must draw a finished full-body of your character on the character sheet. No waistups, sketches,... allowed.
◆ When designing your character, keep in mind that this is essentially a Fantasy group and the World of Memoria is going through a period similar to the 17-19th centuries, depending on the location, (advent of technology, but still developing).
◆ Make sure your character design matches with t
How to Get a Job in AnimationA little while back, I posted an answer to a question on tumblr that has gotten an unexpectedly enthusiastic response. I tried to upload the comic here on dA, but kept running into issues.How to Get a Job in Animation1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, if you're interested in a little unsolicited life advice you can read it here. http://anthonyholden.tumblr.com/post/50578458046/what-are-studios-looking-for-how-can-i-get-into-a
Take care, all!
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.
STUDIO TRIGGER'S YOH YOSHINARI on DEVIANTART!STUDIO TRIGGER'S YOH YOSHINARI on DEVIANTART!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yoh Yoshinari (Gurren Lagaan, Little Witch Academia), legendary animator and and director at red-hot animation house, STUDIO TRIGGER just joined Deviantart!
Stop by and say hello to him Here!! :-D
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!
On Comics by David NamenadNote: This article was made by the awesome namenad 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
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!
100 theme ChallengeI've decided to give this a go100 theme Challenge4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Introduction: http://dragonmanx.deviantart.com/art/introduction-172332471
2. Love: http://dragonmanx.deviantart.com/art/love-172438249
3. Light: http://dragonmanx.deviantart.com/art/light-172438286
4. Dark: http://dragonmanx.deviantart.com/art/dark-172588854
5. Seeking Solace: http://dragonmanx.deviantart.com/art/seeking-solace-172716364
6. Break Away: http://dragonmanx.deviantart.com/art/break-away-172844196
7. Heaven: http://dragonmanx.deviantart.com/art/heaven-173206985?q=sort%3Atime+gallery%3Adragonmanx&qo=0
8. Innocence: http://dragonmanx.deviantart.com/#/d2v5eit
9. Drive: http://dragonmanx.deviantart.com/art/Drive-173454374?q=sort%3Atime+gallery%3Adragonmanx&qo=0
10. Breathe Again: http://dragonmanx.deviantart.com/art/breath-again-173866715
11. Memory: http://dragonmanx.deviantart.com/art/memory-174475182
12. Insanity: http://dragonmanx.deviantart.com/art/Insanity-174767526
13. Misfortune: http://fav.me/d2xq8x3
14. Smile: http://fav.me/d2xrntv
4 Kinds of StorytellingHere's an old journal from 2010 about storytelling. Because I have a lot more readers these days, I think I'm going to start reposting some of my earlier posts for my newer audience. So for you old timers, feel free to skip.4 Kinds of Storytelling1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In full disclosure, I slightly edited this journal to make it a little more balanced (while also fixing a ton of typos).
I feel like the word "storytelling" gets thrown around a lot in our industry. Yet when I look out there at some comics, I don't always see a lot of evidence for it.
It feels like people in comics pros--myself included--often use the word only because we feel like we're supposed to. Over the years enough professionals have been accused of being poor storytellers to the degree that everyone is now afraid of being a pinup artist as opposed to a bona fide storyteller. But it's not enough just to claim you're a storyteller.
Most people reading this probably h
Photoshop BrushesDudes and Dudettes,Photoshop Brushes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been getting some requests on dA and from my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anthony-Holden-Art/176602949100531 about what sort of brushes I use in Photoshop. I put them online so anyone can easily download them. If you're interested, you can find them here https://sites.google.com/site/aholdenfilessite/home/photoshop-stuff/Anthony_Holden_Brushes.tpl?attredirects=0&d=1
EDIT: the .tpl file is for CS6. Some folks have been having issues with usability. If anyone has an idea for a work around, let me know!
EDIT #2: Here is a link to a .zip file containing the same .tpl, since it has been suggested to me that this may help https://sites.google.com/site/aholdenfilessite/home/photoshop-stuff/Anthony_Holden_Brushes.zip?attredirects=0
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
Tough Love: How To Make A ComicOr Decide You Don't Want To After All.Tough Love: How To Make A Comic6 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
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 42 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
My Progression as an Animator at DisneyA friend of mine is writing a book on animation fundamentals and asked me for a "paragraph or two" (which I can't do) on the subject of timing. I considered it and ended up writing about my progression of learning while a Disney animator in the traditional animation days. It was good therapy for me to really think this through and consider the order of things. I hope you enjoy it. "Like" or "fav" this so others will see it too. Thanks!My Progression as an Animator at Disney2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Progression As A Disney Animator
by Tom Bancroft
Walt Disney is quoted as saying that it takes 10 years to make a great animator.
When I was first coming out of California Institute of the Arts and joining a Disney internship in 1988, hearing that quote was devastating. 10 years? That's FOREVER! I wanted to be a full-fledged Disney animator in TWO years! I rationalized that that was a way of thinking from the 40s and today, we move at a quicker pace, so-
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps2 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
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops