Unexpected Guest contestI am a little annoyed with myself for dithering around and forgetting to make this official, but better late than never I guess!Unexpected Guest contest in Personal More Like This
The idea that I have for this contest is, as the name suggests, and as I have mentioned in previous journal entries is the inclusion of an unexpected figure in a 'normal render'. I think, maybe, I left the previous contest a little too open and people were not sure what was expected. This time I am wondering if I should be more specific or could I leave it more open? I know what I want, but I also do want to stifle anyone's imagination.
What I'd like is easy to describe IF you have read all the same books as me! For example if you have read some of the Urban Fae themed books by Charles de Lint you will probably have a very good idea of what I mean and I would not have to say too much. If not then any allusion I make will fall on deaf ears and just confuse!
In essence I want a 'normal render' - any by normal I mean normal to you,
It's Grimm Jim, but not as we know it ...Here we go, the first themed render contest of the year.It's Grimm Jim, but not as we know it ... in Personal More Like This
First off, the rules:
1) New 3D art-work, please, and wait until approved before posting elsewhere.
2) In the description please mention/point to this contest and group (#DAZCreativeContests).
3) Images to conform to deviantART's TOS, as well as this groups.
4) Image to conform to the theme of the contest.
5) You can use, almost, any software you like, so long as one of the 'usual suspects' is used as a major part of the creation process; DAZ Studio, Poser, Bryce, Carrara.
6) The render engine can be anything you like: 3Delight, Firefly, LuxRender, Octane, etc.
7) Post-work is ok, but try not to get 'extreme' with it, we are not looking for skills with Photoshop, GIMP, etc.
The judging will be done by the admin of the group, all decisions will be final.
Images to be submitted to the correct Gallery (which will be created very shortly and named "Fairytales Revisited").
For now you will be able to submit as many images as you wish,
O.C. Challenge: Journey Of A LifetimeWe here at DCC love seeing your images come through too our galleries and have been really impressed with some of the ideas that you have all come up with for our theme based competitions. This has lead to some situations where picking a final winner has been really hard and heart breaking as it is often never an easy choice to choose just one entry.O.C. Challenge: Journey Of A Lifetime in Personal More Like This
We also understand that it can sometimes be very frustrating to find out you have not won a competition after putting in a lot of hard work to your contest entries, especially on a short run competition. For this reason I got thinking about how we could offer you ALL the chance to win a G.C. in a none time constrained, none competition based challenge and so with great pleasure I present to you, our wonderful group members the 'Journey of a Lifetime' creative challenge.
So what is 'Journey of a Lifetime' and how is it going to work?
We want 10 renders of a brand new Original Character created by yourself that covers 10 events during your c
2014 June Week 2 - New Kagamine Songs + Rankings~!2014 June Week 2 - New Kagamine Songs + Rankings~! in Personal More Like This
Heya everyone I'm back! I only have one assignment due this week so yeah-- Anyway IT'S GREAT TO BE BACK TIME TO GET INTO SOME ACTION BECAUSE THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING/S YOU GUYS ARE MISSING OUT ON.
Also this is a very important announcement regarding the downloading of mp3s. Unfortunately nicomimi does not work anymore, and the only way we can download things the easy way is to use flvto to extract the mp3 out of the youtube videos I'm giving you guys.
I'm personally using FreeWare, but it's only for people who have a NND account.
But please if you're getting a NND account for this reason (downloading mp3s) please use NND English if you want to comment on the videos in English. NND English exists for a reason and it won't be respectful to comment on NND Japan because you're commenting in English amongst Japanese commenters. So again, please please PLEASE use NND English if you want to comment in English.
If you have anything that you could sha
2014 Jan Week 4 - New Kagamine Songs + Rankings~! Next Week/Journal | Previous Week/Journal2014 Jan Week 4 - New Kagamine Songs + Rankings~! in Personal More Like This
If any of the youtube links are broken a few minutes after I upload a journal, it'll be fixed within minutes, so refresh your page if you encounter that problem. If you ever find a broken link, let me know and I'll replace it as soon as possible!
HELLO EVERYONE, WELCOME, AND THANK YOU FOR READING MY WEEKLY POSTS ON THE NEWEST AND HOTTEST KAGAMINE SONGS AS WELL AS RANKINGS!!
Now, again as always, remember if you want to download the song, click on the mp3 link I gave you, scroll down and just click
Women ArtistsThe other day, I attempted to put together a huge list of some professional and semi-pro women artists over on my tumblr, because it seems like too often women get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best Professional Artist category, but I was a little shocked to find out there hadn’t been another woman nominated in that category since Rowena Morrill in 1986. That’s more than a little ridiculous, considering there are so many women artists out there who are all amazing, who offer unique points of view and design solutions, and who need more visibility and recognition. While putting this list together, I was really excited to find tons of new artists I'd never heard of before.Women Artists in Personal More Like This
Show your pet!Show your pet! in Personal More Like This
The contest for the best photo, drawing and painting domestic animals !
Participants may submit two entries for each category.
You can also take part in one category!
The contest will end on December 31, 2013
The prizes in each of the three categories are:
- First Place: 3 months Premium Membership
- Second place: 1 month Premium Membership
- Third place: 1 Cake badge
Here I want to thank all those who contributed to the creation of this contest!
The biggest thanks for :
:iconslixxrick: :iconsharpphotostudio: :iconludwl
Daz Studio 4 Map Transfer Mini TutorialThe process is fairly simple. You load the desired texture on to Genesis in Daz Studio 4 (in which ever form, V5, M5 etc) Then under the 'Surfaces' Tab, select the icon in the top left corner of the window. Scroll down to Map Transfer. On the top left of the new window where it says 'Template' right click in the box area. Click 'New Template'. On the right side of the window is a list of the surfaces your current 3d model has. Daz have been very helpful here as they have numbered the relevant parts of the map that belong together. So it is then a process of Shift+Left Click each map region in turn. Once you have the whole group selected left click and drag them over to the Template1 that you created. Then change the 'Target UV Map to M4. You will need to have the Template1 selected to alter the 'Template Options' in the lower part of the window. I would advise a quality of 10, and dimensions of 4096. Then select an output directory. Here I would create yourself a dummy runtime in the PDaz Studio 4 Map Transfer Mini Tutorial in Personal More Like This
Art BooksAlvaroArte asked me if I could suggest some books on realistic drawing and concept art which was timely as I've been thinking about writing a post about it. So, in no particular order here are some books I recommend.Art Books in Personal More Like This
Keys to Drawing (Dodson) - A lot of my early drawing lessons a knowledge was based in this book. Great exercises.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Edwards) - A cornerstone art book, it (re)teaches you how to really observe your subject with various exercises.
Imagination Station (Kistler) - While likely not applicable to you guys, it's a wonderful art book for little kids who find it fun and teaches good art principles.
Understanding Light and Color:
Alla Prima (Schmid) - This is not a how-to painting book but delves into how to think and understand light, color, edges, etc. My painting bible.
Imaginative Realism (Gurney) - This author of Dinotopia does a good job addressing how to approach realistically painting subjects that do
30 FREE brushes, smudgers, erasers to download30 FREE brushes, smudgers, erasers to download 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!
RESULTS ACG CONTEST: Why Do You Do What You Do?Afer some delay, sorry all... the winners have been chosen.RESULTS ACG CONTEST: Why Do You Do What You Do? in Personal More Like This
1st Place Prize Winner goes to: :iconradioactiveroach: with - Well done radioactiveroach
2nd Place Prize Winner goes to :iconsayoran13: with - Well done sayoran13
3rd Place Prize Winner goes to :iconvissyscrafts: with - Well done Vissyscrafts
Everyone Who Entered http://anothercontestgroup.deviantart.com/gallery/47666111
~ 120 dA from donations @ ACG-PointsDonations (the more donations this will go up)
~ 150 dA from pindanglicious
~ 80 dA from Bliood-Kira
~ 50 dA from Shadow-Guardian0
~ Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
~ Permanent Page Feature from AnotherContestGroup
~ Feature from Shadow-Guardian0 (6 Months)
~ Feature from Bliood-Kira (1 Month)
~ Feature from missimoinsane
~ Feature from
DA COMMISSIONS: WTF?I wanted to share this post I've seen on Tumblr. As a professionnal artist, I already know that I underprice my commissions. When you are a freelance, a drawing is generally 500€ to 1000€ when you're a beginner. On DA, I generally sell them at 30/50€. What to think about the new commission system, knowing that I'm already leaving my commissions for a low price?DA COMMISSIONS: WTF? in Personal More Like This
You can easily understand: why do you open commissions then?
Well,I love drawing for other people, and most of commissionners don't even know the real price of a drawing (now you know!). But when I open commissions, this is because I've got the time, because I love to share with commissionners, to know their universe, OCs...and because it helps me to buy new fabric for reenactments too, for sure. But... Well... Shame on you DA! O_o
How can you sell a service for only 0.2/0.4$, knowing that DA takes 20% too?! O_o
It may be a good news for commissionners, but DA, you're killing the artists by making people think that a drawing cos
Featuring Useful SitesMy Tumblr Posthttp://niaro.tumblr.com/post/12290832071Featuring Useful Sites in Personal More Like This
Posting it on DA too because I feel like more people would see it here. /squints
I feel like featuring. So here's some stuff I think are interesting and that I use/would like to use more often.