Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a GroupDecember 7, 2012by techgnoticRealm-of-Fantasy →Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a Group in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Realm of Fantasy
The Anatomy of a Group
The grey dressby *sakimichan
The special kind of dedication, spirit and discipline devoted to the assembly and construction of a successful Group within the vast technicolor ocean of artworks, artists and art appreciators that is deviantART might very well be the experiential epitome of what it is to be a part of the deviantART journey. From the very first conception, through the ten thousandth practical step, alltheoriginalnames and his cadre of steadfast partners in artful curation have built a virtual sanctuary of the fantastical— Realm-of-Fantasy. Housing the largest and most significant collection of exceptional fantasy ar
Begemott, A Gallery of Narrative DreamsJanuary 30, 2013by techgnoticBegemott, A Gallery of Narrative Dreams in Art Features More Like This
On Sundays by *begemott
A Gallery of Narrative Dreams
A magic of effective art can be a drawing that appears to be a movie still, clipped from a film narrative, evoking a powerful sense of storytelling— and the viewer wants to know the rest of the story. This phenomenon has recently manifested itself on deviantART— and in a big way— once again.
The Rock - Dwayne Johnson Paintingby *frankwyte81
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will produce a movie based on a drawing (“sweet Halloween dreams”) by deviantART digital artist begemott. The drawing depicts a tiny teddy bear with a tiny wooden sword and shiel
Mayan DoomsdayDecember 19, 2012by techgnoticMayan Doomsday in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
December 21st Marks the End of Civilization
Muerte Aztecaby ~Zerj19
Who would you invite to your final deviantMEET or dinner party on that fateful day?
e are facing yet another grave prediction that we are in the
A Guide To Good-Looking Fire BreathersA Guide To Good-Looking Fire Breathers in Art Features More Like This
Our Top 5 On-Screen Dragons: A Guide to
The dragon is a staple of so many fantasy stories that it can be difficult to keep up with them all.
Dragons in different universes abide by different rules; some are friendly, some are clever, some are pure evil, and some are trainable. What all dragons have in common is that in the realm of TV and movies, they need to look good to properly play their part in the story. There are hundreds of dragons that have shown up on
Cthulhu is Still CallingWatch depthRADIUSCthulhu is Still Calling in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cthulhu is Still Calling
Written By techgnotic
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article Reptilicus Infernicus, I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu legend was always lurking at the edges of my mind as I was researching the subject matter.
The Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acq
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Living Rainbow Taking Flight
The vibrant digital paintings of alicexz are fiery, emotional, and incredibly memorable.
The colors of her creations (mostly portraits of popular TV and Film characters) are unusually vibrant, which is remarkable considering how layered they appear to be. It’s sort of like what manga characters might look like if painted by one of the Dutch Masters. And this artist exhibits just the right amount of quirkiness to leave us wanting to know more: she has a penchant for painting redheads. But, then of course, there’s a lot of red and golden fire burning through most her artworks.
The Lonely PathThe Lonely Path in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
I I always thought of Thoreau’s comment as simply a word game — clever but ultimately false at its core. A Valentines Day without a Valentine means being alone and alone means being unhappy. It’s taken many years to finally understand the truth in Thoreau’s words. We are never so alone as when in the company of loving family and friends, our Valentine companion held tight in our arms – but knowing we are lost, unfulfilled in our dreams and visions, and untrusting in our own inner counsel. Now I hope to one day seek companions
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Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
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TERRY PRATCHETT: Takes the Final Walk With Old Friend
Farewell Sir Terry Pratchett
April 28, 1948 — March 12, 2015
Terry Pratchett, the immensely popular British fantasy writer best known for his “Discworld” sci-fi/fantasy series, has died from a dementia and Alzheimer’s-related brain “embuggerance” (his term for it) at the relatively young age of 66. One of today’s most prolific authors (70 titles
The Magic Dust of Child ArtistsThe Magic Dust of Child Artists in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Sep 12, 2012 by techgnotic
When recently asked how his political candidate would explain certain positions taken during the
nomination process with contrary positions to be taken during the general election, the campaign chief
replied that stated political positions were “like an Etch A Sketch,”—meaning they could simply be
flipped over, erased and begun over from scratch.
Were it that adult life were as simple as a happy Etch A Sketch memory from childhood.
(The campaign chief took heavy heat for his flippant, if truthful, statement.) The incident made
me wonder how many of us had early experiences as “sketch artists” with that incredible red toy that
has become almost standard issue for so many children still to this day.
For those unfamiliar with the magi
Tip of the Day: TimeTip of the day: We all have the same amount of minutes in a day. It's how we spend them that makes all the difference.Tip of the Day: Time in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Inspirational story.Recently I met Fred Lang. He shared with me his wonderful story of striving to be an artist starting at age 40. Inspirational. http://youtu.be/3auHm6ICeHgInspirational story. in Personal More Like This
Tip of the Day: getting up in the morningYour goals can be very powerful. Think of them before you sleep and that's what will get you up in the mornings.Tip of the Day: getting up in the morning in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
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Tip of the Day: Focusing on EffortSuccess is measured by how hard you try. Effort is something you can control. Be strong and keep that as your focus today.Tip of the Day: Focusing on Effort in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to everyone!
Bobby Chiu, Stephen Silver, Francisco Herrera are coming to Sao Paulo, Brazil in February! http://www.zupi.com.br/index.php/site_zupi/view/mestres_da_ilustracaeo_aqui/#.Tu9-iFBab8g.facebook
Tip of the Day: Traits of a good artist.A trait of a 'good artists' is that they keep drawing and painting long after others would have stopped. Press "Favorite" if you plan on painting or drawing today!Tip of the Day: Traits of a good artist. in Personal More Like This
See you soon for my workshop in Sao Paulo! http://www.melies.com.br/mega-palestra/programacao.html
Sending positive vibes to you all!
7 tips for the 21 year old me7 tips for the 21 year old me in Personal More Like This
7 TIPS FOR THE 21-YEAR-OLD ME by Bobby Chiu
When I was a student in college working on my skills as a character designer, I’d had periods where I would sit at my desk working as hard as I could but having little to show for my efforts at the end of the day. I remember sitting there surrounded by blank pieces of paper, trying to come up with an amazing style that nobody had ever seen before. I would do one drawing and not be satisfied, so I would lay a new piece of paper over it, re-draw it with slight changes to features here and there. This would still not be good enough so I would put another piece of paper over my revision, make more minor adjustments trying to perfect this new style I was searching for.
I did this for weeks on end, tweaking and polishing over and over, working hard every day. But in the end, did I come up with a brand new style, something amazing that
Tip of the Day: 3 Things to get to our destinationPersistence is the engine, common sense is the steering wheel, belief is the key. We need all 3 to get to our destinations.Tip of the Day: 3 Things to get to our destination in Personal More Like This
Now let's get painting!!
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: Playing the Game of LifeI used to spend all my free time on games. Arcade games, card games, home entertainment systems... etc. Until I found the best game of all - LIFE. Not the board game but the real thing.Tip of the Day: Playing the Game of Life in Personal More Like This
You only get one life and there are many levels that you can pass. Try to think of life as a game. Always trying to get to that "next level." Identify what you could achieve to get to the "next level" in your life and put your energy into it!
sending positive vibes to you all!
Chiustream is BACK!Chiustream is BACK! in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone! Chiustream is back!
Tune into Schoolism.com by clicking on the newsletter image to go to the Chiustream link at 2pm ET on Thursday Dec 20th, 2012. It's going to be a free stream where you can watch as I do a painting demo and answer any questions that people have.
Sending positive vibes to you all.
Things I learned at: The Industry Workshops 2014Holy shit amazeballs... this past weekend....Things I learned at: The Industry Workshops 2014 in Personal More Like This
But let me start of by shortly telling you what the industry workshops actually were.
(The artwork in this journal are from some of the lecturers.)
What is: #IW_14?
The Industry workshops took place last weekend August 29 to 31 2014, at 2 venues both located at Hoxton Square, London United Kingdom.
It was organized and hosted by a group of industry professionals in the fields of concept art, matte painting and illustration in film, games and freelance.
Let me name the people that profited the lectures and demo's from 10 in the morning to 8 in the evening, ending with a 1+ hour QA session as seen on the picture below.
(Not in the same order as the picture)
Alex Brady, Alex Heath, Alex Negea, Andrei Riabovitchev, Björn Hurri, Dave Neale, emrah elmasli, Jama Djurabeav, Jon McCoy, Jonas De Ro, Kan Muftic, Levi Peterffy, Mark tompkins, Nadia Mogile
What do do as an artist in training.There are many ways to Rome they say. But I find most aspiring artists lost and asking me for guidanceWhat do do as an artist in training. in Personal More Like This
and this is what I tell them.
Find out for yourself what you really want to do with art, there are so many different professions.
Graphic designer, Concept artist (mobile and high end), Illustrator of bookcovers, or card games.
Once you can make your pick, or at least pick 1 or 2 you must find the best work on the market in those fields.
Find out what makes the best art of your favorite field the best art. What do they paint? How do they paint it? With knowing this you can find out about the things you need to study.
The most basic study aims are the following:
What forms of light art there? And how does it influence things?
The book Color and Light by James Gurney will give you a lot of insight.
How do you paint shapes? How do you light them the right way?
You will learn a l
Where to get started before you can apply for workThere is no such thing as suddenly knowing when you are ready to turn yourWhere to get started before you can apply for work in Personal More Like This
passion into your profession. But there is a way of measuring your chances on being
able to get work and eventually sustain a living from it.
Accepting commissions or freelance for low payment won't help you. You can think any penny counts, but it will lower the worth of your work and damage the market.
How to measure that you are ready?
You probably have high goals, but they are usually not your first step. You must search out the clients who can be that first step. Often found in the card game industry, book cover illustrations and smaller game company's.
Look at the artwork shown by a company such as the card game company: Fantasy Flight games. Compare your skills with the average of their artworks. If it matches yours, you will have a chance. However, keep in mind that those artworks had been done in a limited timeframe, usually within 12 hour
When inspiration is far to be found...We all get these anoying times when we really want to make something cool, get inspired and work that magic. We see everyone around us (online) do it, but how come we are not?When inspiration is far to be found... in Personal More Like This
So we look for ways to get inspired, we ask around, find these usual answers: go watch a film, listen to music.. take a walk...
But even when we do that, we still end up stuck most of the time.
Part of the solution is knowing WHY we get stuck and this is my theory.
ADT - Attention Deficit Trait.
'Experiencing an inner frenzy of distractability, impatience, difficulty in setting priorities, staying focused and managing time. Those are our biggest enemies as they all end up cluttering your head and keeping you from spending quality focused time on a singular topic.
Everything we do now a days is based around multitasking and it is giving us a constant overdose of information. Let me elaborate.
How many of you travel daily by public transport and don't look away
Avoid getting ripped off by a client.As a freelancer most of your business takes place online, which makes it really easyAvoid getting ripped off by a client. in Personal More Like This
for people to rip you off. How many times have we seen the following scenario's:
1- Someone offers a descent payment for your artwork but wants you to do an art-test first.
after the art-test you're being told you're not good enough. Later you find out that other people
got to do different art-test topics and also weren't good enough. The client clearly ripped people off to get free artwork.
2- Someone offers good money for your artwork. The sketch gets approved so you continue working. Right when it's done the total image suddenly becomes a great disappointment and the client ends up not paying you.
These were just 2 examples of situations that happen a lot to freelancers. There are many more like it.
How to detect if a client is a bit fishy...
Does their email address look professional? Some legit people may use their Gmail address, with their real name or nickname, those are questionabl
Fast lane to becoming a better artist.I often get this very question: How did you get this good this fast?Fast lane to becoming a better artist. in Personal More Like This
Now as I consider myself not being as good as people tell me, even struggling quite often with being an artist in general.
I do know how to get better and how to reach it fast. I'm still growing as I go and it's the main thing that keeps me going.
You need to get into the right mindset and the rest will follow. With the rest I mean:
3. Positive energy.
4. The NEED to draw.
Seeing growth in your work gives you the courage to work harder. You know that feeling when you're just about done with an image
and feel like this image is better than your last one, that great feeling. Use it!
Do studies! Lots of them!! Make film shot studies, live object studies, master-painting studies. They will teach you a lot about composition, lighting, colors, shapes storytelling etc.
You will hardly notice that you are learning thing
oldschool walk it off mentalityyknow then you just feel you cant draw anymore?oldschool walk it off mentality in Personal More Like This
the muse aint really spending that quality time with you
well----WALK IT OFF YOU PANSY!!!!!!
i have thyroid problems, completely ruined disks in my spine, crapal tunnel-yes that was an intentional misspelling
and im still working on both artifacts, ravine, a crapload of covers and 3 separate videogames
so quit yer whining and get to work
NO GUTS NO GLORY!!!!!
ow.... my back....
my youtube channelfor those interested about my workflows i got m a bunch of videos there.my youtube channel in Personal More Like This
4 of them are tutorial videos , youwill have to excuse my allergy induced itch that resulted in me trying to scratch my troat.... which my microphone then decided to pick up and multiply to what sounds like me and my pet chiuaua trying to compete for the tutorial....i do not wons a pet chiuaua... i have a cat... he is a spoiled douche....
but that's a whole nother story
enjoy all you who haven't seen these yet as next month i will post a few shorter, more focused video tuts, some on photoshop techniques, some on general crap i figured out over time. till then
sucker punchso i saw the trailer for that....movie... and i got a simple thought...sucker punch in Personal More Like This
that movie is nothing else but a bundle of deviantart popular keywords
hot chick big boobs robot cyborg samurai dragon planets nazi zombie kitchen sink....
seriously it isnt a story its a list XD
of course its too early to judge buuuut an educated guess is possible XD
this is gonna ne the best bunch of keywords eveeeeeerrrrrr
a stupid thought about the hobbita stupid thought... given the implied size of smaug in the hobbit movie... i cant help but to wonder.. is he made of ..like...pudding? see reason why i am wondering this is, either bard in the end shoots his one shot kill arrow out of a missile launcher.. or smaug is made of puddinga stupid thought about the hobbit in Personal More Like This
i cant wait to see the beast of a bow he ends up using XD
(and i loved the movie... it is flawed...but what isnt?)
lotr funnyso i was just rewatching the trilogy for a bajilionth timelotr funny in Personal More Like This
after listening to audiobooks for the bajilionth time and something hit me
now this is true lotr geek teritory here so others might find this lil joke to fall on deaf ears
so--- you make a lotr real time strategy game
whaaats the slowest unit possible
send in a legion of huorns-----------------------3 days later theyll be there
aragorn : huorns-- CHARGEEEEEEEEEE
aragorn : um treebeard why arent they moving
treebeard: theyre charnging---- now dont be hasty
aah the stupid stuff that cracks me up
Tomorrow, is the first blank page.......of a 365 page book. Write a good one.Tomorrow, is the first blank page.... in Personal More Like This
Every year is like a chapter of our lives.
The object of a new year is not a celebration of a new year, nor having a new number displaying in our callendar but it is where we should have a new soul.
To sit down and think over how to improve up our lives.
Also is not a day to cry out loudly how our past year was unsuccessful and impatiently wait when it will be over, start a new, but to learn who we are and how we can move forward.
I'm not here to wish a good New Year Eve since it's not the only day which will decide how our new year will be like… however what I truly wish you guys lots of joy for every day for this year, as well for next year- regardless what is the day or what's happening. Every day is a miracle and a proof of our existence.
Smile to yourself while looking at your image reflected by mirror and don't be shy to say "I love you" to yourself. And lots of love to all livings forms, animals and nature and less interest to mater
Shattered GlassI've planned to submit my newest work as soon I've arrived on my destination, but now I don't know what to think or feel at the moment…Shattered Glass in Personal More Like This
I was on the train on my way to faraway mountains.
My phone was ringing.
An unexpected call.
All what I remember after picking up is hearing these words: "he passed away".
When you hear that someone close/important to you/you know/ect,, the time feels like has stopped. It becomes a feeling of eternity. That feeling is also similar to the feeling of love but it's on opposite side of mirror.
Someone very important for me has left our world today at the morning.
That feeling…. when you get a call that someone close to you got very ill or had car crash or was busted, you usually feel sad, so worried and have feeling of hope. Or you feel anger. That kind of anger like you want to blame society. Then you ask a lot of questions if everything will be alright with her or him. You feel many emotions from sadness, feeling sorry, being worried and anger. And so on
Commissions WidgetSome of you may aware of the newest released feature by deviantART- that very long awaited widget/module/space for commission on your personal page.Commissions Widget in Personal More Like This
Here is my thought about it, no, actually a serious concern where I posted there- please read it first: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/347788178/2897698997
To add more: in my opinion I am quite disappointed with that new commission module which have quite childlish feeling (devART, IMHO, represents art as entertaiment which is pushing far away from art as a serious profession in our real world /where in effect many people don't take us, full time working artists seriously etc./ besides of Portfolio release where they did a good job. But when money is involved...) and that's pretty much fast-food commission for quick take and out (points, quick modul and price limit).
That addition of the price limit (which is very low) which may suggest to many young people about fixed general idea of price with art into mentality (art has
Schools/Courses (Important: to all USA residents)At the moment I won't write a full journal about it, with details, but I'm really looking forward for useful comments, suggestions and perhaps help. Yes, this time I'll be asking for you all guys for helpful advices- all of it will be about schools/colleges and education in general in USA- as potentially important step for my future. I never been to any school in states despite being a full USA citizen and it will be my first time- especially what my life has shown to me.Schools/Courses (Important: to all USA residents) in Personal More Like This
Which I've been planning for many years and I've lost chance due to my illness.
But for now, we'll start from this....
Has anyone been/experienced or even heard about Gnomon School of Visual Effects?
That's where I'm planning to attend, for one year Entertaiment design (pshh, yes secrectly i do a lot of digital art... just saying that I'm not absolute traditional.) and it's scheduled for 8th July.
However that doesn't mean I'll go on 100% for sure (the final decision of booking will come in springtime) but perh
The Last Witch Hunter Contest WinnersThe Last Witch Hunter Contest Winners in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Congratulations to the four grand-prize winners!
Breck Eisner, Director of The Last Witch Hunter, and Mac Carter, the 2nd Unit Director of the film, selected four brilliant deviations to win The Last Witch Hunter Contest! In this contest, deviants were c
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Your Art In The Game!
Give the Gift of Art ChallengeHow Would You Express Your Feelings Through Art? DeviantART and Wacom have joined forces to inspire you to give the gift of art! To participate, create a piece of art that illustrates a precious possession-whether physical, emotional, or spiritual-that you would like to share with someone special in your life. ifty semi-finalists will be selected by designated members of deviantART, and all semi-finalists and winners will receive prints of their entry to share with friends and loved ones. Top entrants will receive even greater prizing!Give the Gift of Art Challenge in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 March updateEdit2:CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 March update in Deviant Events More Like This
Note since our slots are full at the moment
if you donate now you will be added after 10 April
hope you understand
Edit:thanks everyone for all those birthday wishes <3
thanks everyone that also donated I will contact you all fast as possible
keep on mind since my laptop is broken it can take a little time sorry...
It's 20 february it's also my birthday (yay happy birthday too me )
but more important a new give away
special thanks to my donators below we can continue holding these
~A big thanks to our donators for the Month February
I send you a note fast as possible if you didn't got featured yet!
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also you DO NOT have to donate to enter this giveaway!
(that's is breaking deviantart rules and I never will do that!)
if you want to share this journal I will be deeply appreciative, but it is not required.
since I will be busy for 2 weeks
I decided to make this a two weeks give away that's not all
it means 2 lucky persons will win a 1 month premium membership
and also 2 Lucky persons will win a 3 month premium membership
for those of you who do not know, I, *Tsuki-SoraRuki:decide to do a project
called project weekly give away
but guys any I still need your help to continue with my project
help needed weekly give away ends 25th MarchRules have been changed if you want to enter this weekly give awayhelp needed weekly give away ends 25th March in Art Features More Like This
it's requirement to fav this journal!
Edit: that means you don't need to write 5 comments anymore
but it's still allowed if you want to :3
for those of you who do not know, I, *Tsuki-SoraRuki:decide to do a project
called project weekly give away
but guys I really need help to continue with my project
help me out by donating points at Tsuki-SoraRuki
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Best video resources for digital artistsLearning the theory without any practice is incredibly pointless when it comes to art. No book, no lecture and no video will ever teach you how to paint if you won't find the time for creating something yourself.Best video resources for digital artists in Art Features More Like This
On the other hand, doing everything alone and without any instructions is the longest and hardest way of achieving anything. What's worse it doesn't guarantee you success.
Through the last couple of years I've been painting, I've learned that the best way for me to learn to paint is to copy techniques of people who know what they're doing. There's no better way doing it than watching videos with commentaries. That's why today I thought I'd share with you some great lectures, tutorials and demos I've found on youtube. Below you'll find a list of the best YT channels and samples of videos. Go and subscribe for more great vids!
Official channel of FZD School of Design which is considere
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 2 in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
News!Wooh. Got a lot to write today!News! in Personal More Like This
First of all I would like to thank and send a wagon of hugs to an anonymous deviant who bought me a subscription a while back. Just checked the e-mail tied with dA and had a really pleasant surprise
Secondly, I've uploaded a new time lapse video on youtube! This time it's the bug-eyed pugbun I've painted some time ago.
You can check out the video here -> [CLICK CLICK CLICK]
Third thing is the fan art contest I've promised. Yes, I'm going to start it really soon! Got just a few last bits to organize and we're set!
And fourth, and maybe the most important, is a question about a live online class. I have a few ideas for what I could show you, demonstrate how to do and even provide a few brushes so you could try to recreate what you see using the same tools. Who's up for that?
I was thinking that showing how to paint realistic fur would be a good start.
INB4 ton of same questions: Y
Landscape Painting 1 by Sir TowelHello there!Landscape Painting 1 by Sir Towel in Personal More Like This
This isn't a short journal, however, it may be of use to you. So brace yourself, perhaps you are about to level up!
As per request of :icondamaimikaz: to explain my process with environments and how I design and paint them, I decided that I'll make a journal out of her request for all my readers to benefit from instead of just sending her a private reply.
If does thou gets even the slightest beneficial knowledge or the briefest moment of clarification from this journal, thine success will make me happy. It's a win win. Pardon for the sort of archaic language!
All right, so first of all - Why is it called Landscape Painting 1? Well, I might update with a follow up. That's why.
Second of all, almost all that I write here exists as knowledge readily available at your disposal somewhere on the internet, presented by people who are much better at this than myself. I doubt that I'll bring new ideas, but I'm willing to answer your questions and perhaps writ
Variety in DrawingsHi there fellas,Variety in Drawings in Personal More Like This
I'm exploring the topic of of variety in a drawing and some related topics such as symmetry, repetition, detail amount, and other great contributors to fresh looking and interesting compositions.
Composition has been covered in several great art forums, youtube videos, blogs and websites and even a great book that was written on the topic (Framed Ink - which I haven't finished reading and applying just yet), also there is at least one chapter that I'm aware of from a thing called the "Famous Artists Course" that deals with composition quite thoroughly which I had the great joy of reading and applying.
Also, I'm mentioning the Composition 1.1 that can be found on Conceptart.org's website, which is available for free and is an extensive video on composition and covers variety and some other components of a great piece of art.
So no point in talking much about composition as a whole since its probably covered thoroughly in the above mentioned references and many others th
Art For a Cause UPDATE: The art book is complete please check out the Indiegogo campaign hereArt For a Cause in Personal More Like This
Game artists from around the world are uniting to create an art book to support Kevin Griffith's (CowAndCheese) battle with terminal lung cancer.
Kevin Griffith is a senior artist on the Diablo 3 team at Blizzard and has been fighting a rare and ruthless form of cancer known as Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma (ASPS).
The art book will feature original fan art from Kevin's favourite games and everything about this project screams deviantART to me! We have a ridiculously talented community of artists and I'm calling on YOU to put your skills to work for an amazing cause.
All proceeds from the campaign will be donated to cover medical costs for
The Transformation ChallengeHow to EnterOfficial RulesPrizesView EntriesSemifinalistsWinnersThe Transformation Challenge in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Show us "who you are" transformed into "what you could be".
You get three panels to show us a three-stage progression into a radically different person or thing.
Use the template. Any style. Any visual medium. Any tool, any machine. If you are shy, you can use an original character or object instead of yourself.
Three grand prize winners will be selected, their entries will be featured as a billboard on deviantART and