Bitching About April Fools on DeviantartLets get a little perspective, people
I Know that it is common knowledge that the art-world generally regards deviantart as a beckon of professionalism and respectability. To see something like this while browsing for serious prospective employees on another busy work sunday on a serious talent search site that is totally serious business guys is totally going to get you banned from the art world and loose you all the jobz you would have gotten that day! This is an outrageous prank! This is not what DA is about!
Come on guys, perspective.
If your gallery is so important to your life and career that you can not stand to have even one of your precious thumbnails momentarily obscured lest every employer decide that cats are no longer the "in" thing this year and black list you from the industry, you probably shouldn't be on DA. Yes, some people get a lot of traffic from DA, but lets be honest, this is not an appropriate site in which to host any kind of serious portfolio. Fine,
So I was just stopped by a cop....I wasn't driving. I was walking. He drives up, rolls down the window, and says something I don't quite hear. I say hello. He repeats it. "How old are you?"More Like This
I'm in shock. I ask, "How OLD am I?"
"I'm 29!!" (I'm sure I sounded incredulous.)
I say, "I have my license if you want to see it." He wants to see it so I give it to him. He looks and hands it back.
He thought I was a highschool truant.
The moral of the story is that I should stop wearing clothing a teenager might wear because as I continue to get older and not to age it will become more and more unbelievable that I am as old as I say I am and I don't look forward to being driven in the back of a police car to the nearest high school, in tears BECAUSE I HAVE ALREADY DONE MY TIME!
Insecurities (input please) -Update (at bottom) The problem:More Like This
I've been thinking, and normally I wouldn't make a journal/seek public response to something like this, but it relates to the reference sheet I will be submitting soon, therefore involving your opinions. I figure this might be a good way to put me at ease-- getting an idea of what people think ahead of time-- and it's just something I could use advice on, anyway, not to mention I'm interested in hearing your own experiences/observations and how you may be able to relate.
The thing is, I am one of countless people who are sensitive/insecure about their body, and the reference sheet I'm almost done with is for my persona, who has the exact same anatomy I do (used photos for accuracy, yada yada) aside from the obviously inhuman traits (being a shadowy headless plant-thing-person I AM SO PREDICTABLE).
It's sort of strange, though: I'm very happy with my body-- it's just the way I'd want it to be-- but the problem is that I fear how people react to
dA's new commission system is crapAnd I am writing my first journal in 4 months to comment on it.More Like This
Warning: opinions ahead.
So, by now you might have heard about deviantART's new commission platform. The news article is hilariously vague about the details of commissioner/artist interactions and how the whole thing works, but the whole thing screams terrible anyway.
In the first place, 20% taken off the top is outrageous. There isn't even a better percentage for premium subscribers (though let's be honest, the "better" rates subbers get on prints are still outrageous). The $40 USD cap on commission costs is a bit hilarious to me. On one hand, since the 20% fee is outrageous, who would even want to offer more expensive commissions? If you set something for $60, you're losing a whole $12. If you set something for $100, you're losing $20. But even for amounts under $40, 20% is ridiculous. The cap also encourages artists
The Greatest Line Ever From Zo"We get called animals by people who act like animals. We get called racists by people obsessed with race, sexists by people who objectify women, homophobes by people who use homo-erotic insults, and fascists by people who want to give more power to the state to make us think like them."More Like This
This video almost 100% describes why I am a conservative.
My Let's Play Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MSOGameShow
There's a spine on my front lawn.Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like.More Like This
I'm not really positive what normal protocol is for finding skeletal remains on your property. I can't say I've ever sat down on a rainy day and been like.. "Hm.. kind of humid today. I should probably read up on what to do in event of bones showing up on my front lawn."
And you know, it wouldn't even be a HUGE issue if it was, say, a femur. Even an ulna! I'd just assume a cartoon dog moved in next door and, at most, I'd have to chide him for his slovenly habits. (After the inevitable half hour of wacky hijinx, of course.)
But no. It's a spine. Or at least, part of a spine. A particularly large hunk of spine. HOW DOES SOMEONE MISPLACE THAT. Especially so neatly detached from everything else.
Actually, it's occurring to me, I should probably take a picture of this, because I can already feel the wave of 'pix or it didn't happen' responses. And you are entirely in the right to ask this. I'm sending Zombiesmile out now to snap a ph
Get to Know Me/You Meme That I Totally Snagged..X3I saw this posted on :iconnecrosisdemon:'s journal, and figured I'd nab it. I was getting bored of my old journal entry, anyway.More Like This
If you want to do it as a journal entry as well, spiffy; I'd love to get to know my watchers better.
1. We all know what we call you, what about the folks at home? Whats your name?
Shannon. I've never really cared for my name, though there's an interesting story behind how I received it.
2. How tall are you?
5'2" As short as I am, I'm one of the tallest people in my family. My late Aunt Lucy, for example was only 4' tall...and she loved watching wrestling on TV. X3
3. Natural hair color? (if you can remember it)
Very dark brown, almost black.
3. What about eye color?
Very dark brown, almost black.
4. What orientation are you?
Straight, though I do find robots to be attractive. Is there even a word for that?
5. Are you single, taken, or undecided?
I'm married; have been for 6.5 y
Random thought.Usually I post random thoughts on Tumblr, but I thought I may as well post it here as wellMore Like This
You know what could probably make Twilight a decent series?
He would be like
and she would be like
"This is the only way I can see him!"
And he'll be like
"You're revving up to drive a motor cycle over a cliff, honey. At this rate you won't be seeing ANYONE ever. You need to find closure and GET OVER HIM! He doesn't even SMILE at you!"
and she'll start crying and then get over him and Edward will be murdered by the Red Sea
because Bella didn't go batshit to stop him.
And Sassy Gay Friend will steal away Jacob and be like
And everyone wou
7 STORY HIGH MOSQUITOSSO. While in Italy I learned a few things...More Like This
1/ They drive on the wrong side of the road, like 99% of the rest of the world's population. CLEARLY, you should all be on the LEFT.
2/ No matter how much you eat, it will never be enough.
3/ NUTELLA ICE CREAM.
4/ The scooter stereotype is CANON.
5/ Zebra crossings are redundant; the italians don't stop driving. Ever.
6/ 'Blend' WORKS. OH MY GOD.
7/ Attempting to climb the Duomo and other renaissance buildings doesn't end well. AT ALL.
7.5/ If you attempt to climb the Duomo you will get odd looks, and your mother will be thoroughly displeased.
8/ There is no secret assassin entrance to the side of the Duomo ):
9/ They have double decker trains. Most amazing thing evur.
10/ NUTELLA FUCKING PIZZA. I HAVE NUTELLA PIZZA. NUTELLA PIZZA.
11/ When the street signs disappear, keep going straight on. It usually works.
12/ Assassin Creed's portrayal of angry Italians constantly swearing is also canon.
13/ 13 is a lucky number :'D
14/ Covering y
SuicideA permanent solution to a temporary problem.More Like This
There aren't many things in life that set me off. Some of my watchers know that defamation and libel do, cancer does, religion and politics do, and so does outright lying. Suicide threats also piss me off... because I like to think that people aren't so hateful as to throw suicide out there "because they are mad at someone." But that is not the case.
Suicide IS SERIOUS. As a Reverand, I have helped council suicide survivors before. That kind of thing can really break your heart and the hearts of every person touched (directly or indirectly). Using suicide to garner attention, sympathy or whatever is disgusting. When one person cries wolf about committing suicide, those who show the warning signs for real are often written off as fakers and end up dying when they could have been saved.
Being MAD about something is NO REASON TO EVER POST A JOURNAL
Miyazaki vs OtakuIn case you haven’t heard this, renowned Japanese animation icon Hayao Miyazaki was quoted as saying that the reason the anime industry is suffering is because it’s overrun with “otaku.”More Like This
You can read the full article here: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-01-30/miyazaki/the-problem-with-the-anime-industry-is-it-full-of-otaku
Naturally, such a high profile artist such as Miyazaki coming down hard on Otaku has offended a lot of people and a bit of backlash has sprung up because of it. I’d like to try and reassure some of you that it’s not as bad as it might sound, and here’s why (please keep in mind this is from an American perspective).
“Otaku” in Japan is (or was) an offensive word, usually embodying the worse traits of obsessive basement dwelling collection completing socially inept geeks. It gained widespread negative connotations after the 1989 “Otaku Murders” carried out by Tsutomu Miyazaki (which are to
gift for my watchers :)update: This event is over, and the lucky winner picked by random number is... AnaAosPedacos ! CongratsMore Like This
and good luck next time for others (yep, there will be a next time!)
I feel generous
+FAV this journal, and you can be randomly picked to win a free waist-up sketch of a character* of your choice!
(you must be my watcher to participate)
On Sunday (9th of February) I'll use random number generator to pick the winner from the favourites list.
*humanoid characters only
My Point of View + Personal UpdateMy Point of ViewMore Like This
I actually first shared this on my FaceBook page since it came up in discussion among my friends and family, but I thought I would share what I posted there here as well. I love you guys. Just always remember that.
Yes, I'm a Christian. Yes, I believe in God and Jesus and all that jazz. I also believe that the Bible is a really old book that was written by PEOPLE and has been translated over and over again and that PEOPLE have a tendency to use religion to their advantage and alter things to be as they wish for it be in order to manipulate the populace. Because of this I believe it is my duty as a Christian to not pretend I know what God thinks or wants. I'm going to live my life with love for all. I choose not to judge others, and I choose to support human rights. If you need me, I'm here. I don't care if you believe in a God or not. I just don't. That's between you and Him. And to me what you do with your life is also between you and Him, and not my pla
A fun question regarding censorshipI received this fantastic question from :iconcopperchipmunk: back in October (to which I did respond quickly) and have wanted to share my answer to a wider audience/ open myself to the opportunity of being persuaded to think differently if a better viewpoint is made (although I only just now remembered to do it).More Like This
"Hi again Mr. Bates,
Listen, i'm working on something for school and my teacher said I should contact you and ask you something you should most definitely have an opinion about.
What are your views on the unnecessary censoring of children's cartoons, comics, and 20th century books? Do you believe the parents are being too censor-happy with some of these, or do you support their decision?
Examples: To Kill a Mockingbird was banned from schools because it "promotes white supremacy" when actually, it doesn't.
Derpy Hooves has been edited in My Little Pony because she was "offensive to the disabled" when actually, she ISN'T.
Writers and artists are being shunned or forced to
When you want to quit art, think about this...I think most of us had it at some point. A moment in which we felt sad about our art. It might have been a full developed artblock, or just a small moment of hopelessness, perhaps questioning our artistic career, asking yourself "Why did I actually start doing this?".More Like This
Over the years, I've had many moments like that. Most of them triggered by another failed drawing, a total lack of inspiration (while I needed to get creative work done --nothing more annoying than that!), or another harsh critique that was just a bit too much to handle, at that particular moment.
I've had many times that I doubted myself. There have been times when I questioned my creativity in general. Times when I was sad about just another harsh critique, or depressed for being turned down by another group or publisher. Times when I got angry and shouted that I wanted to quit art altogether.
But eventually, I never quit.
The point is... no matter how angry or sad I am, it always takes me a while to calm down and
I gave you pumpkins and you wanted a SnakeSeriously DA, you're an awesome community!More Like This
There I spent days to finally get something done for Halloween, at least this year, I thought, and I had this funny pumpkin idea, so I painted this:
but you guys found my Naked Snake instead and decided that he makes for a much better - and more awesome Halloween costume!
Thanks a lot for supporting "Quiet Boss", since it means the world to me to see my male art being seen with so much love, and I would die to have this outfit available for him in the next MGS game. XD
Huge thanks also go to http://pica-ae.deviantart.com/ and http://lyricanna.deviantart.com/ for making this a Daily D on my favorite day of the year!!
Please don't take what you've got for grantedI'm from a Third World country called Guyana. It's located in South America, and while it's a beautiful country, it is a poor one.More Like This
My parents and I emigrated to America in 1995, right before my third birthday, and we moved into a small, cold attic. For my first year in America, we had no furniture. We had no couches or chairs. We used to eat our dinner on a cold kitchen floor. At some point, I had came across a cardboard box which I had folded into two pieces and drawn cushions on. That became my "chair" for my first year in America.
As well as I know my father, I don't know the complete story about his childhood or how he grew up. My father was orphaned by the time he was sixteen years old and I vaguely know that he grew up in poverty.
A couple of years ago, my father was bringing home a pizza for me. I was hungry, so when he finally got home with the pizza, I said something along the lines of, "Oh, thank god! I'm starving." My father, whose eyes I'm the apple of, who's never yelled a
How to report animal abuse found on the internetI'm sure we've all come across some form of animal abuse on this here internet. I've heard terrible stories from a good number of you about videos you've wandered across, or websites you've seen that have horrified you.More Like This
Don't just sit back and hope someone else will deal with it!
There are ways that YOU can help!
Firstly, if you are absolutely certain that an act of unlawful animal cruelty has occurred, do NOT comment on the video, image, website, etc. Do not "flag" or report the media to the webhost, either. Commenting and flagging gives the uploader a chance to "get away" before a legitimate animal cruelty report can be made. In order to ensure the greatest chance that the individuals who have committed the crime will be dealt with on a legal level, you must contact the FBI directly.
Here is a link to guide you through that process: http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/stop-animal-abuse/fact-sheets/reporting-internet-animal-abuse.html
A Copyright Briefing (New Updates 3/5/13)I am not a lawyer. I do not know everything there is to know about copyright law and cannot assist you with legal matters. I have studied copyright extensively and written many DMCA Takedown Requests for myself to successfully get the illegal use of my work stopped. This article is in no way comprehensive. It does not include 100% detail on copyright laws. If you want more information or just want to browse more of my writing on copyrights, please go here.More Like This
Copyright and "Theft"
Why sharing can be illegal.
There is quite a bit of confusion about copyright law, the DMCA, fair use, de minimus, etc. And rightly so. I always try to give people the benefit of the doubt when I come across what appears to be a "theft" issue. Even people in the United States, the home of the DMCA and one of the strongest supporters of
Fisheye Placebo ImagesI saw this awesome Fisheye Placebo music video by Linda Neumann and realized that it would probably be easier for music video editors and language translators to have a textless version of all of the panels so here it is https://www.dropbox.com/sh/84jcondrsylfh82/pVEbp8d1QqMore Like This
Feel free to download the images for any class projects, music videos, translations, etc. Please credit and remember that I drew these for everyone to read for free, so do not try to sell or profit from my work in anyway. If I find people charging others for translated versions of this story, or selling copies of my work, I will be very angry ):
That aside, check out the cool video! She did a wonderful job editing everything
Something about mesome thing I want to say, so maybe you can understand me andMore Like This
know me better
I would love to be a person who designs in realistic style / comic , as we see in DC , Vertigo . My major influences and inspirations are these artists .
However , ironically or perhaps something I can not understand , I can not draw like this. And when I try out something totally mine .
By 'm very satisfied , because I just finding my style , which I can not tell if it's manga or comic ... or neither . is something I do not quite understand what it is. is a frankstein style . I want to refine that style .
On the other hand, I am sorry for stupid reasons (which I often find myself advising me self . - This is strange talk , but it's true . )
I want draw like Adam Hughes , Rafael Albuquerque , P. Craig Russell , JeanJames among other incredible artists who influence me a lot.
However , I was reading a Batman comic , written by nothing less , nothing more than Neil Gaiman ( another person I
June: Fan Artist of the Month:iconbummy3: FAN ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JUNE :iconbummy3:More Like This
Welcome to another edition of Fan Artist of the Month ! With these series of articles we celebrate the marvellous work these deviants do within the Fan Art community! We want to show them our appreciation and gratitute for their time and dedication to our community.
This month we're honoured to grant this award to PatrickBrown :iconpatrickbrown:!
PatrickBrown is a dedicated fan artist worth checking out! He creates marvellous artworks full of life and movement!
His own characteristic style makes his art pop out among the rest of fan arts, making them unique and a real treat for the eyes!
A gallery full of diversity, with tributes to many different fandoms and also original work to spice it all up! It shows his progress and improvement along the years, definitely inspir
Scribblenauts Unmasked ContestMore Like This
Contest Ends October 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Los Angeles, CA, time.
In Scribblenauts Unmasked, Maxwell solves puzzles by summoning anything you can think of using his magic notepad. This time, he has the ability to summon thousands of characters from the DC Comics Universe! Help Maxwell in his mission by creating your own unique Scribblenauts version of any character from the DC Comics Universe, in any environment. Scribblenauts Unmasked features all of your favorite DC Comics characters like Superman, Batman, and the Joker, and
Dave Elliott, An Authentic CitizenWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
A New Wind Lifts Storytelling
First imagined as a bedtime tale for his son by Kenneth Grahame in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has remained in the top twenty children’s stories ever since. But things have been getting weird out in the Willows, as the new comic on deviantART, Weirding Willows, will attest to.
Badger, Mole, Ratty and Mr. Toad are back… but they’re joined by Alice, Frankenstein’s Monster, Mowgli, The White Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny as they defend the world from the Wicked Witch of the West, Doctor Moreau, the Mad Hatter, Mister Hyde and the Queen of Hearts (not to mention the flying nightmare monkeys from Wizard of Oz.)
The new direction tak
13 Ghosts of Hallowe'en Contest...Closed!Big thank you and congrats to those that entered the 13 Ghosts of Hallowe'en contest! There are some amazing ghouls to enter into Tobin's spirit guide, such an amazing array of creativity and talent! Check back on the 19th to see the first spectre appear! Happy Halloween!More Like This
Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!More Like This
On the day of your birth, you were likely surrounded by those who loved you, who would lead you through the rough first scary years of life, and who would stand by as you grew into a capable person. As time passed, others may have drifted into your life, and even if you didn't know it, they also nurtured and cared for you in much the same way, helping to shape the person you would become.
When a community like deviantART is born, the same common thread binds its originators and founding members together. Over the years, more and more creative beings drift into its life and strengthen its core every single day, resulting in an exponentially inspirational powerhouse for the sheer fact that they've become a part of it. That nurturing spirit, that inherent support system, that caring community inspires deviantART to grow, and it comes from inside each and every one of you.
Wednesday, Preview Night of Comic-ConMore Like This
Wednesday, Preview Night of Comic-Con
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
When the bustle of tourists in Downtown San Diego is replaced by the flailing of fandoms, and the street signs around the Convention Center have changed from English to Dothraki (not Klingon, like past years), you know it’s time for San Diego Comic-Con 2013!
Wednesday the 17th kicked off this year’s Preview Night, and energy was high as this year’s Comic-Con sprang into motion with a flurry of activity. Many attendees treat the three-hour preview as a time to scan the showroom floor, mentally map places to hit on the later dates, and, of course, buy the must-have items that may be gone by Con’s end. There’s not a lot of cosplaying -- although there is some -- and vendors as
Left-Handedness ~ Think Differently! A Contest....Hey our lefty and ambidextrous members, but also all others who are not „from the other side“, we have something to announce!More Like This
As all of you should know, August 13th is a very special day for lefties everywhere! It is Left Handers’ Day – a day where we can all get together freely and talk about our scissor preferences, smudged writing and how many times we’ve heard: “Hey! Are you left-handed?”.
Of course, we can do that any day. But on the 13th of August we have an awesome excuse. And once again, we’re providing you with the perfect excuse to put on that thinking cap and grab your art supplies to create something awesome for the LHA 2013 contest!
Lefties are different, they think with the „wrong side of the brain“ (which, funny enough is the RIGHT brain side! Think about it …). They act different. They are clumsy with normal everyday-stuff if they have to use special right-hander tools.
artMy art feels so mundane and simple and automatic and I am not happy with this. I want to make my style more archaic, more celtic, heraldic, detailed, flowing forms smooth like bones and silk and glass, but rough like old yellowed paper and strict inky calligraphy. Intricate like lace and tattoos but as simply captivating as wind carved landscapes. Familiar like old woven blankets but alien and distant, just barely out of the reach of this world.More Like This
I can't handle it anymore, I need to try something different with my art.
My Thoughts on ImprovementI get a lot of questions on how to go about improving your drawing ability. I never really know how to answer them since every artist I've met seems to grow better under different conditions. For example, my friend :icondana-t: has completed over one hundred sketchbooks in the past four years. I've completed four in the same amount of time, but our trends of improvement are (kinda) similar because we learn in different ways.More Like This
One of the reasons I never end up making a tutorial is basically because I don't think they work. Plenty of people will disagree with me on this, but that's my honest opinion. There might be a lot of opinions I type out here you'll disagree with, so keep in mind these are just my views. Here are my general thoughts on how to improve.
Stop thinking about style. Style is something you will develop gradually after you've spent years emulating other styles, talking with other artists, observing the world, and pinpointing what looks best to you. Ev
Callibrate your Wacom tutorialHad you finally made the transition from intuos 3 to intuos 4?, or Are you rich to change into an intuos 5? Had you made the transition from a first generation cintiq to the new ones?. More levels of pressure will mean more quality to the paintings, am i right?.More Like This
Did you thought that by default the pen will it be like using butter on bread?, you try it for the first time and you love all of it, you said i have sooooooo much control on my strokes im having a blast. Then only to realize you only have total control of the brush but when you are moving it really slow?. But when you do quick strokes the pressure drops a lot of paint making you redraw tons of stuff?
Did you ever thought that painter its hard to handle with new tablet? Too much pressure? If it has more pressure why i cant control more easier the beggining of the stroke which is more crucial?.
Have you ever open the customize option in wacom settings, only to feel dumb and no
I'm Going To Draw How I WantI've been paranoid to death of drawing inspiration from some of my favorites and allowing other's styles to influence my art at all - paranoid that all of you will come after me and start accusing me of being too much like x or copying y, that I've been suppressing and hiding my personal art (and, especially, characters) for years. I'm also not just a dog artist, and my gallery doesn't really show otherwise! I can't wait to bring more variety to you guys.More Like This
Every single artist out there is a mashup of the things they liked and learned, at least in part, by emulating people they admire. I'm not going to be afraid to let that show anymore. Eventually my own style will come forth, but for now, I am still a young artist just starting out. I want to continue exploring and learn from others, rather than continue trying to invent a unique style out of thin air. My artistic essence will develop over time as my skills improve.
There is a lot I could say, but that would make this journal very long
Improving image composition!Sometimes the details of our illustration look sooo good! but then when we step back and look at the composition... it's a little boring or muddy or crowded or our eyes wander away from the parts that looked so good up close... Where are our focal points? Why doesn't this illustration grab my attention and hold it? Composition can make or break a piece. Here are some links that show examples of good and bad compositions and describe why certain layouts are more successful than others. Various tips and rules are described and illustrated. I hope you'll enjoy these as much as I do.More Like This
Composition in art as described by wikipedia (a little boring): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composition_%28visual_arts%29 you can skip to the good links below and come back to this one later if you want.
concept art composition tips with examples: http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/phil_straub_composition_tutorial
23 pages of paintings and composition tips
deviantART is applying to manage .artMore Like This
deviantaRT is applying to manage a new Top Level Domain called .art
Top Level Domain (TLD) is the technical name for ".com," ".net," ".org," or ".fr". These TLDs are controlled and issued by a worldwide organization called ICANN, short for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. When ICANN announced that it would accept applications for new TLDs, deviantART quickly realized that someone would try to nab ".art."
DeviantART is committed to have the .art TLD in the hands of representatives of the arts; people who know something about the Internet and the way art is presented and enabled by the Internet. Nobody has more experience with this than the deviantART community that we are all building, participating in, and sharing with each other every day.
In order to secure .art into the right hands, deviantA
REAL CREATIVISM LOGA lot of people ask me what do i think when im drawing, whats your creative process, and what are the magical fairies you are thinking while you draw, about life, beauty and wisdom of the world. You will be surprised how thats not what i think while i draw and how this process repeats all the time while i draw.More Like This
The purpose of this journal its to let people know how we are all filled with doubts agony and stupid funny things while we draw. So you wont feel you are doing something wrong.
Will be cool if this became a spam, and people started to share in their journals the same way i did while you are at work.
Okay, lets star, first the setting, if you had seen the tv show 24, picture that way while im drawing, with several cameras on my sides, this will make the reading more funny, if you havent seen the show picture this sound each time you read time passes, while im drawing.
Okay lets start.
The following text its based on a true st
Amazing character & Animation resourceFor all you animation junkies and Disney crazies I thought I'd share this with youMore Like This
- Living Lines Library -
(Above link) They have pencil tests, character design, background and prop design, interviews with Glen Keane, etc. This is the work of the Gods and of dark wizards. Check it out if you haven't heard of it. You can never have enough concept goodies lol
Site Spoilers :
(Above art is from Secret of Kells)
Glen Keane is some kind of wizard.
Interested in Dreamworks? Lighting ResourceSo I attended a talk by Bert Poole - He's currently serving as a CG Supervisor on their new movie "The Croods" scheduled for release in March 2013. His most recent movie, you all know of is How to Train Your Dragon, where he was also a CG Supervisor. If you don't know what that means, that means he worked on lighting C: What I'm putting below is from notes I took during his lecture.More Like This
His job is to take the directors vision and make the movie look like it. He's making compositions and helping the story to better read. If you've ever talked to me on DA for three or more posts, you might have heard me blab about my major and what I'd like to do. I'd like to do into Lighting, animation second. I just don't feel my skills are as suited for animation, even though I really enjoy it.
Before they start lighting, they work on color Keys
Color Keys are painted works that are used to indicate:
time of day
When you're lighting a piece in
Ask me anythingAsk Me AnythingMore Like This
I haven't done one of these on DA since I left my old account and I think 8 years later, it's time for one again. Over the years I've had a bit of a love-hate relationship with DA, but the one thing that I have constantly loved and has kept me here all this time is you guys. Back before I became "budgie" the kinds of comments and questions I get where a lot different than the ones I get now. People used to be much more interested and personally invested in one another and I had actually made quite a few friends here on DA that started as fun little conversations from interesting and relevant comments. I can't tell if it's because something about me has become less approachable over the years or if the attitude of the community on DA has simply changed over the years. I have heard comments for this on both sides of the fence, everything from "I think you are too popular to be interested in me" to "DA has created an environment of impersonalization and dehumanization of i
ALWAYS SIGN YOUR WORK and other stuffHi folks. I was gonna make this journal sooner or later, but there's not a more appropriate time than NOW, when my 'Sorry we're closed' http://ry-spirit.deviantart.com/art/Sorry-we-re-CLOSED-162673296 artwork got posted on 9gag right http://m.9gag.com/gag/6281912 ! Not only did the person not credit the artist or link it to my page or whatever, they even changed the title of this artwork to 'S**t Happens'. Come on man... WHAT ALSO sucks is that back then I had a different logo, its like that box with a thunder symbol on it, it doesn't have my username on it either... so people could just look at that picture and have no idea who drew it. I mean this artwork is OLD.. like more than 2 years old.. so I was still new to how the internet works when it comes to sharing. So now this 9gag post gets like 16k of likes and over 500k of views and I don't get a single credit. *Flips a table*. Remember how I endlessly praised Joss Whedon a couple of weeks ago because not only did he repost my work oMore Like This
She always fell for boys who needed saving.She always fell for boys who needed saving.More Like This
Giving them kisses in the dark
to numb their headache from
drinking too much and yet
not enough to kill lust.
She was always adored by boys, who,
if given the chance, would rebuild
the world for her.
But she wanted to be the heroine
and refused to see
she needed saving, too.
Just spreading the news (KORRA!!!)Keepin' it simple: official release date and titles and all that (excerpt from the KorraNation Tumblr page):More Like This
We're so excited to announce two amazing pieces of news.
Firstly, we have a premiere date! And it's sooner than you think! The premiere of Korra will be on Nickelodeon in exactly 1 month: Saturday, April 14th at 11am. Get ready for some action-packed bending and the start of an epic new saga.
Secondly, if you haven't already heard, we are proud to announce the new official title of the show is simply The Legend of Korra
Fandom Price VS industry Pricefirst of all~ Happy new year fellas~ Hope this year will be awesome, wonderful, and full of adventure~More Like This
and i found this on TUMBLR, i felt it's kinda interested to share in here.
To be honest, the fandom price that written on that list was still "too high", i felt.
in Indonesia it's even more worse, Industry's price even more crazy then fandom's price.
i remember 3-4 years back, i working for local indonesian publishing (pt. Gramedia) for a full color spreads illustration and they only pay me 10 bucks... and it's still happening nowaday.
and for fandom price, can't count how many notes i got: asking for my commission price but at the end they just gone after i gave the list or nagging it's too expensive~ also heard a complain from someone on TUMBLR that her 2USD price for chibi commission on Con had been mark on "too high".
it gave me a facepalm. really.
do you guys have same experience with this as well?
#StopSOPA - Jan 18 - Web Blackout + Response to dAPlease See Edit 10 at the bottom for Response to dA updateMore Like This
Please Comment and Fave to show your support. Please feel free to ask questions as well.
Consider sharing with your watchers as well!
For those of you wondering what SOPA/PIPA are, take a look at this video http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/
As a protest of #SOPA and #PIPA (The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act) two pieces of legislation that are up for debate once again on January 18, 2012, I will be blacked out from all my websites, deviantART included. What does this mean?
"On January 18, between 8am and 8pm EST (or 13:00 and 01:00 UTC), Reddit will be blacking out their website in protest of SOPA and PROTECT IP. We request all website administrators worldwide - and especially those running large user-content websites - to black out their website at the same time, to voice their opposition of SOPA and PROTECT IP. This legislation may very well not only change the future of the in
Bits of Home: The spice rackWhat with being located on the old Spice Road, and with my cataloguing tendencies, the diversity of spices always exerted some fascination on me; now that I cook on a daily basis, with a preference for food from that general area, it's become an obsession. When I started keeping an eye out for good spice racks, I found the market terribly disappointing, with most items on offer consisting in neat-looking but laughable shelves of 5-6 jars. You get ugly stuff with 10 or 12 jars, and the best I could find was this 16-jar thing and as you can see, I almost immediately had more spices than it could fit.More Like This
Rotating gimmick: NOT so practical.
So I took matters into my own hands, or rather my carpenters' capable hands. I head to the carpenters' whenever I need something it would be tedious (or costly) to find on the market, and they know me well by now. I had them make my bed (and the beds of other people since, as they are conveniently located next to a mattress shop, so the routine is:
Any questions you would like me to answer?Just wanted to drop a note to thank everyone for their support. It means a lot! Should anyone have a question they would like me to answer go ahead...it would be a way for me to make up for my lack of feedback.More Like This
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...More Like This
The Pitfalls of Speed PaintingI've been meaning to write about this for a while now, but recently a video popped on up Ctrl+Paint about the same topic and it encouraged me to finally talk about it. It's a practice that's been misconstrued and misunderstood for a while now, so I wanted to help people get a proper understanding on the subject.More Like This
Speed painting has been something of a fad for 4 or 5 years now, even back when I was first starting digital work. Like many artists out there, I thought, "Sweet, I can do really cool work, really fast!" And like many artists out there, in the back of my head I was probably thinking, "This is easier than learning the normal way!"
Well, here's the main problem in regards to speed painting. Any of those really cool, realistic and well done speed paintings you see are done by professionals who have been painting for years and years. These a
This Art Is ShitIf I knew then what I knew now, maybe I might have appreciated my work a little more.More Like This
I always used to compare myself to the other artists that I would see, artists much older than me, with the training and the experience I didn't have. It didn't seem to matter to me where they came from, just that they where good and I was not. If I had understood at the time that someday, with perseverance, study and practice that I too might be ask good as them, maybe I might have worked a little harder, studied a little more and not been so down on myself.
Now I look back on a lot of the artists who were my idols, megabytes worth of their art saved to my ancient drive in the basement for reference and inspiration. I realize, they really weren't that good. Some of them were actually quite bad. At any given time, if your art sucks to you or even thousands of other people, it is amazing to someone and you are inspiring someone else by sharing it with them.
If it seems like you are not improving at all
How To Draw v1.3Part 1: What is Drawing?More Like This
This is how I've come to understand the act of drawing. Its best to first set the semantics (the specific meaning of the words) straight, so there are no crossed purposes.
By 'drawing' I mean loosely the act of making visually representative marks on a surface.
Anyone can draw. Anyone can attempt to recreate what they see in front of them - or a scene they imagine - by making marks on a piece of paper. If you hear someone say "I can't draw", slap them for me. As long as they have a moving part to which a pencil can be taped, they can draw.
However, "attempt" is the operative word here... because that's all anyone can ever do. They can come indefinitely close to recreating what they see or imagine, but no matter what they produce, it can always be improved upon. Bear this in mind, Ill come back to it in a moment.
Part 2: Good and Bad
This section is very subjective, so just be aware that what I'm giving you is my opinion on how t