Nice Guys/GirlsThe internet is used by many as a way to vent their frustrations or the stuff that pisses them off. For some unexplainable reason, it’s become the soapbox of one of the most annoying kind of people; ‘The Nice Guy’ (or ‘Nice Girl’). Almost every person I have met has encountered one of these fearsome creatures, and today I’m going to talk about them! Let’s start with the ‘Nice Guy’ first because believe it or not, it’s female counterpart is an entirely different beast.More Like This
'Nice Guys' are usually portrayed as trilby wearing heterosexual ‘gentlemen’ who whine and complain that girls keep banishing them to the ‘friendzone’ despite the fact that they are ‘nice’. They feel so entitled and high and mighty that they feel that attractive women should give them sex after they display generic acts of kindness. So they are not friendly because they respect you as a person, but b
what do you do when you aren't 'being an artist?'Bit of a change up journal as I'm legitimately curious, but we all have lives outside of drawing things, and we never really see those lives outside of Deviant Art at all. All we see is the 'artist facade'. Now most of you aren't drawing 24/7. Heck, I'm certainly not, but let's ask that cool question.More Like This
What do you guys do when you're not drawing/animating/etc?
I'm not necessarily talking about work either. I mean what do you do for entertainment that not many people know about here?
I'm an avid longboarder, used to be very into snowboardingI play a large amount of video games at the moment, including Minecraft, Starbound, Borderlands 2, etc.
stuff like that.
It's all too often we all get caught up in the images that artists make for themselves here on deviantart rather than who the person really is behind the keyboard/drawings. So, why don't you tell me a little bit about yourselves. Bet you'll be surprised wha
Introducing thoughtART: Create With Your Mind!What is thoughtART?How Does it Work?thoughtART CreatethoughtART SearchExplore the thoughtART GalleryMore Like This
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A few years ago, deviantART teamed up with several university laboratories across the United States, and we are proud to finally announce the fruits of our efforts. Thanks to recent advancements in neurological science, we're unveiling a revolutionary new platform in artistic creation. Our device uses touch-sensitive pads built into your existing keyboard and mouse to monitor your brainwaves and transmit them directly to our site. Excited? Welcome to the new age of thoughtART Technology!
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Helpful Habits for CommissionersA lot of people have been asking me to write up something on the topic of taking and pricing commissions like I did with conventions, so here you go!More Like This
So what is a commission? If you didn't already know, a commission in way I will be discussing is when a person pay for an artist to draw them something. Neato, right? Money for art, couldn't be better.
Well there are a few catches to this art thing professionally and non-professionally; especially on an amateur level. First off, you wont get paid nearly what you should be getting paid...so if your motivation is money... you should pick a different field of interest. Second, you need to build your people skills. Third money management is key. Fourth, time management or cry in a corner.
Let's discuss the first point, not getting paid enough! Illustrators and professional artists in the industry are currently getting paid the same rates as they were 50 years ago... the exact same. Inflation has not touched the art field so we are making less
A question I get a lot.I get this question a lot. ( six times in the past two days)More Like This
How can I draw like you?
This is my point of you on this question.
Once again.. this is just MY opinion, and not everybody will agree with it.. but.. here it is
I'd probably not recommend you try to emulate my style or my way or working.
What I would recommend though is that you try to go outside and sketch, sketch people in the street, people walking, sitting, getting up, taking off their clothes or putting them back on, people hugging, people fighting, people in conversation in a group, people on the bus, swimming, dancing, eating, ( lot's of eating as it is pretty hard to convey exactly the feeling of eating), sleeping, people thinking... If you want to tell stories, most of your images should have people thinking.. that's what is going to make your images come alive.
Use a tablet if you have one, a sharpie, a pastel, a rock dipped in ink..anything that can make a mark.
The tool is cool, but secondary.. first.. you n