Calling All Professionals and Organizations
DeviantART is getting a tremendous, positive response to our call for support for the application by DAdotART for the .ART domain.
We now have a special request for professional artists, art directors, creative directors, curators, educators and others employed directly in the arts to show their support in their professional capacities.
We also have a special request to members of the deviantART community who belong to organizations involved in the arts to submit an indication of support from the organization.
The idea of an address on the Internet ending in .ART is compelling to all of us in the arts. It would instantly verify an intention on the part of that location completely different than the intentions sh
Project Comment's Contest ~ Lots of prizes to win!UPDATE: The contest ends in a couple of days so if you would like to participate, get your entries in!More Like This
ProjectComment is a Group of many projects centred around comments, but, more importantly, constructive comments. We offer Members of deviantART a lot of opportunities to get comments, give comments, participate in comment projects, win points, get featured and much, much more!
It has been a long time since we have had a contest, but we have some awesome prizes to be won, so please support this contest and the article so that more can join in on the fun!
March 31st, 10pm GMT
We would like to see just how constructive and in-depth you can be in your comments! Thus, we are looking for the most helpful comments given during this contest. We encourage you to really engage the artists, a
Seniority Announcements - January 2013More Like This
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many other
Starting with dA CSSBack when CSS was allowed for journals for the first time there had been only a few deviants like ClaireJones, Lilyas or kuschelirmel-stock who provided free skins for everyone. Through the time more and more people enjoyed working on CSS skins and we also got the chance to skin our galleries.More Like This
These days, and thanks to the great resources about journal and gallery CSS that have been created, it is possible for nearly everyone to code their own skins and/or to share them with others. Still there are many people who struggle with some basic things, which is why we want to focus on some of them here.
Where can you use CSS/HTML
On deviantART you can only use HTML and CSS on your journals, group blogs, your custom gallery folders, as well as your groups' galleries.
When you customize your profile widgets you can't add CSS or HTML like you can for journals/galleries. All you can do is using existing dA code that can be re-us
Mastering TypographyMastering TypographyMore Like This
Typography is a rather obscure field, which is quite odd because typography is in everything you read. As such, it’s very important for a graphic designer to know everything there is to know about typography and preferably also the history and anatomy of typefaces. Bad typography is usually only consciously noticeable by type geeks (like me), however even someone who knows absolutely nothing about typography will find text with bad typography harder to read. In this article you will learn some basic principles and features to advance your typography.
Before we have a look at the features to improve your typography we have to select the right software. A few features which will be discussed in this article can be used pretty much regardless of the software but for most things you have to use genuine design software, so a program like Microsoft Word won’t suffice. You can achiev
Design tips: Typography Avoid the use of the font Optima, particularly for luxury or similarly "fancy" types of clients. It looks generally dated and plain.More Like This
Try not to pair different sans-serif fonts (ex: Arial and Helvetica), but if you do, do not use fonts that are similar. The key is to use fonts that are distinctly different, such as a condensed sans for headlines and regular sans like Helvetica or Verdana for subheads or body copy. If you use two that are similar, it will look like you mistakenly didn't update all your text with the same font.
If you want to pair a serif font with a sans-serif or vice versa, there are 3 options you should use to make your decisions:
1) Select fonts made by the same typographer, or
2) Select fonts made around the same time period, or
3) Select fonts with similarly shaped characters
(Note: The reason why the rules may be different between pairing serif/sans-serif fonts and pairing two sans-serif fonts is that serif fonts have ex
Spirit Day is ComingSpirit DayMore Like This
Save the date! Spirit Day is Friday, October 19th! Which means you can show your support for the LGBT community by doing a number of things, from raising awareness through articles, artwork, literature or simply sporting the team colors on and/or offline. What colors?
The color that represents Spirit Day is purple! Which brings us to the challenge portion of Spirit Day!
The Purple Challenge
The Purple Challenge is simple, go one day (October 19th) using only one color during your daily adventure on deviantART: purple. Here are some places you can pimp out the color purple:
Your avatar. Use a simple photo editing program to temporarily turn your avatar purple.
A featured deviation on your page.
A collection of purple deviations.
Use only purple emoticons!
In journal sk
Targeted CommentingThis is a project in which the sole purpose is to accommodate you when commenting on the deviations that you would like guaranteed and constructive comments on. While our other projects do not seem to meet that requirement, this one hopefully does as we strive to make our comments that much more driven and focused for you.More Like This
This is specifically targeted at those who actually want or need to improve their artwork. Please do not request comments if you are just here for more exposure.
Leave a link to your deviation in a reply to this blog.
Please make sure to include a minimum of one question for our Commenters in the Artist's Comments. The more the better, though not too many of course.
You can only request comments for one deviation, per month.
You are guaranteed at least one constructive
Commenter SystemThe Commenter System is supported through a group of "Commenters", those who have offered to give feedback so that others can directly directly request a constructive comment.More Like This
How To Request a Comment
Find a commenter from the list below and send them a note with subject, "Project Comment - Comment Please!", linking the deviation(s) you would like comments on. Feel free to include any questions that may help the commenter in their comments!
Each Commenter is listed under the category of art they are wiling to comment on, along with -The amount of deviations, per week, that each deviant can send.Their specialities, exceptions, and preferences on the art they will critique.
SAMPLE : (hover over each element for more information)
PE: Daily Deviations - The Myth and the LegendDaily Deviations, or DDs . . . for some deviants, receiving one is the epitome of awesomesauce in the deviantART world. For others, they are a nice way to show off the work of lesser-known artists. Still others treat them as a special way to bring attention to great art that exemplifies works being done by a particular gallery or community.More Like This
Perhaps because there are so many different ways of conceptualizing DDs, there are also many myths and misconceptions. I would like to address some of those myths by responding to the ones most frequently heard. Please note that these opinions are mine and reflect my experiences with the photomanipulation community, but perhaps they will be informative nevertheless.
Myth 1: DDs should always be perfect.
To many of us, the ideal Daily Deviation goes to an artist with amazing talent whose work draws you in and makes you think, "Wow, everyone needs to see this!" A DD should move you, inspire you, and provoke you to think, b
Feedback Frenzy 01 Winners!Hi, everyone!More Like This
We're pleased to announce the results of the first ever Feedback Frenzy competition, held in early July as part of Project Educate's Feedback Week! Did you miss the competition? You can read all about it here!
Thank you for your patience in waiting for the results; we've had a lot of work in figuring out the winners from thousands of critiques!
We had nearly 2,000 critiques during the event! There were over 160 members who were divided into 40 teams. Between them, there were thousands of deviations to be critiqued! The teams had one week to critique as many deviations as possible-- BUT to do so while maintaining the high standard of quality we are so proud to have here on deviantART!
It's easy to write a lot of comments, but it's difficult to write a lot of phenomenal comments! In scoring, we focused on both quantity and quality of critiques. In
Online Retouching WorkshopReal-time photoshop workshop session, one-on-one basis over the internet, using Skype's screen-share feature.More Like This
For more details please use the contact form or mail to email@example.com
Prints Integration on Deviation PagesUPDATE, October 1: This feature has now been rolled out to an additional set of deviants outside of the Beta Testing program. If you'd like to be the first to try out new features like this one, upgrade to a Premium Membership and enable Beta Testing in your Account Settings.More Like This
Today we're bringing you an easier way to purchase art on deviantART! When viewing a deviation that is enabled as a Print, you'll be met with a sleek new menu that is designed to be simple and straightforward.
We've moved the Prints functionality from its own separate page and placed it within the deviation page, to help artists sell more of their work, and to reduce friction for buyers looking to purchase art they love.
Supercharge Your Profile Like the MastersMore Like This
How toSupercharge Your Profile Like the Masters
Wed Sep 26, 2012 by techgnotic
ast week we published the video of Josh Wattles, makepictures Fan Art Law panel from Comic-Con. An educative, passionate and very enlightening conversation soon followed in the comments section. You can participate in that conversation here.
This week the superstars of deviantART panel will provide unique insight and advice for artists on the rise in the deviantART community.
Being a member of the deviantART community might be the most important support system a young artists could ever hope to have. That being said, there is also the problem of finding a way to stand out when surrounde
Forum FeaturesHi Everyone. Some of you may remember how I once did journal features rather frequently. I got away from doing this for one reason or another and I missed it. I posted in the thumb-share forum asking for deviant art photographers to share three thumbs of their favorite work produced by themselves. The turnout was great and I am happy to share these wonderful works with all of you. I picked one out of the three thumbnails that the photographer had shared. This is a pretty colorful feature journal if I do say so myself. Enjoy!More Like This
Thanks to all of those who participated!
Lights by TriinErg Flyaway Bride I by ArianaNeala
Exploration by Relayer2112 :thumb323608324: Float by truthdenied Napster by KrisVlad Tropic Skies by CarDesigns Falling Asleep by NicoFroehberg .: Gentle Lion :. by Frank-Beer Clint II by RachelRosary H i d e A n d S e e k ( P A N O R A M A ) by AliWithAnEye Los Muchachos of Lake Atitlan by emirasmussen The Shoe Lust by monikadavidovicz Emptiness by zonnevlokje
Again, Thanks for pa
Encouragement~Hi, guys.More Like This
We all know how hard and cruel life can be sometimes... That's why I decided to show art that wants to encourage us here.
[Frail] [Frail] [Frail] [Frail] [Frail] [Frail] [Frail]
On a literal level, it's a calendar of my life, the large squares being
years, the smaller ones months and the dots days. They're color coded
around a certain person, brown being before I met them, green the time I
had with them, red being the 2 days I spent with them, and black the
days I spent suffering after them. Symbolically, this image is a symbol
of hope towards me, reminding me that I spent a great deal of time
living without this person just fine, and so on and so forth. Philliewig
Basicly, alot of my work is really dark
Feature number 55:iconblue-Jplz: :iconblue-oplz: :iconblue-uplz: :iconblue-rplz: :iconblue-nplz: :iconblue-aplz: :iconblue-lplz:More Like This
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A Journal feature for users, a compilation of topics. A big hello to all participants.
The Stare by WildPencilFive More Minutes by WildPencilLoki's Journey by WildPencil
Toxic Bubbles by ArtofGarethJohnsonTorpedoVSOctopus by ArtofGarethJohnsonNew World Order by ArtofGarethJohnson
One More Time by AprillkaTea Party by AprillkaElton by Aprillka
:thumb317558444::thumb139174921:I have no by theyxkilledxKenny
Malarazza [feature]music: "Malarazza" [Bad Race] http://youtu.be/HsbZ0LBXmy0 Ginevra Di Marco version from Domenico Modugno (that rearranged a sicilian lamentation from Lionardo Vigo, 1857) in "Stazioni lunari prende terra a Puerto Libre" (2006):More Like This
"Ti lamenti.. ma che ti lamenti?
Pigghia lu bastuni e tira fora li denti"
[in sicilian dialect:
"You complain .. but what are you complaining?
Take the staff and show your teeth "]
Zdravo Skopje, imame i ognomet by hypertech 1 dec by Dabadus
Ragazza. by FotoGraficamenteLu :thumb199672811: UC Budget Protest VII by patrick-brian
ICTU MARCH 16 by PicTd free ganja by expanders-manya Democracy 3 by Surehuinel
ICTU MARCH 2 by PicTd Democracy 4 by Surehuinel True Romance by Quadraro
:thumb199673028: Wall of lamentation II by UmbraLunae B u r n i n g T h e D o l l a r by AliWithAnEye
:thumb202390710: Democracy 7 by Surehuinel O c c u p y M i a m i 9 by AliWithAnEye
O c c u p y M i a m i 11 by AliWithAnEye O c c u p y M i a m i 14 by AliWithAnEye O c c u p y M i a m i 16 by AliWithAnEye
O c c u p y M i a m i 18 by AliWithAnEye O c c u p y M i a m i 17 by AliWithAnEye :thumb265322624:
O c c u p y M i a m i 19 by AliWithAnEye :thumb2642682
Announcing our Creative Grants recipients!Congratulations to our first-ever Creative Grants recipients!More Like This
We're proud to announce that this round's Creative Grants recipients have been chosen! Our Creative Grants Board, comprised of Mollinda, RockstarVanity, and vayabobo, diligently reviewed the applications, and from their top choices, we have determined this round's recipients. What better day to announce these projects than on deviantART's big 12th birthday celebration?
These talented artists are passionate about their projects, and they've already accomplished so much in their communities without outside funding. We can't wait to see how they flourish after receiving their Creative Grants!
Full Moon Art Appreciation
By dogsofeternity from Dallas, TX
Austin Craver, aka dogsofeternity, has been running an art gallery space in Texas for t
April 2012 IIIHello Ocean by kim-e-sens.: S u n r i s e :. by oguzcengThe World's Awake by Emily-WhiteUntitled by abdieftL e g a l i z e W e e d by AliWithAnEyebehind my hands by KizukiTamuraOla I by littlem695Sun love by AnastasiaSiaclose your eyes and kiss me by RioTAngiEmoon's bride II by prismeshow fragile we are II by prismesluscious look by columbiapowernot the way that you left me by falsereality748672 by SlevinAarono13 by SlevinAaronq0005 by SlevinAaron00016-some moments are perfect by SlevinAarontenderness. ... by light-from-Emirates.: moonlight :. by GokhanKaraag865343 by aleksandra88dreamy afternoon by mj-magicRendez-Vous part one by werolD I S C O by MarcoHeislerOne Million Tears by MarcoHeislerchilhood dream by EbruSidarPortraitgreen day by EbruSidarPortraithear the wind by EbruSidarPortraitfragile by EbruSidarPortrait:thumb293997400:livin in a dream by navidoutlawLittle dreams in the rain by naked-in-the-raini hate goodbyes by birazhayalci:thumb290901552:flying in my sleep by EliaraHunting for butterflies by YaraKlaproosreflection by The96th:thumb289263857:portrait by soulminingava by prismesRevelation by KrzysztofJedrzejak89-766 by aleksandra88Hush, but the heart beating.. by KhomenkoOut for a Walk by IsacGoulartNext to You II by IsacGoulartOn the branch by Fra-EmerSeagulls - by nurtanrioventhe lullabies by nhuthanhGrassy Green by nhuthanhLabyrinth 9778P by Sooper-DeviantWinter will come by Inside-my-ARTflames. by impatienssFur of the Earth by soulofautumn87:thumb2859More Like This
Suggested Changes for the Fonts GalleryLast June a new gallery strcuture was introduced to Resources & Stock Images > Fonts. You can read more about it in the R&S - Font Gallery Update!.More Like This
During the process of finding thumbs for each of the Fonts categories in that tree, it became clear to me, that some of the galleries do not even contain one proper submission. I have to admit, I did not do as much moving of deviations into right categories as I should have, but I was also searching for specific fonts and was not able to find one or god forbid two deviations of that kind. There are 24 categories and not all of them seem necessary.
Now with the official announcement of the Gallery Makeover Project it is time to reflect upon the gallery and consider changes to its structure.
I have thought about this issue for months already!
Bring Your Type To Life - Contest Winners!The submissions are closed, the jurors have gathered and the votes have been counted Finally it is time to announce the winners of the Bring Your Type To Life Typography Contest!More Like This
Sit back, take a deep breath and enjoy the winners!
Octopus by PSHoudini
This artwork shows great technical and conceptual skill, as well as a great eye for detail and continuity. This type treatment is full of life that it could almost be real!
Prizes: 12 months Premium Membership & 1600 deviantART points
Crow-Type by Priitii
A simple yet powerful artwork, charming with clear symbolism and references. Bringing together life and death.
Prizes: 6 months Premium Member
Text and Typography - August 2012Monthly Article, featuring each month's Daily Deviations, as well as links in and outside of deviantART.com!More Like This
In this edition you will find DDs featured by pica-ae from the Text and Typography galleries on deviantART.
Daily Deviations July & August 2012
Typography Related Groups
:icontypola: :icontypoholics: :icontypographers-society: :icontypersonality: :icontypebandit:
:iconvicious-type: :icontypolove: :iconuber-typografie: :iconcalligraffiti: :iconcreativ-artists:
:iconlancrecomm: :iconarabbtypography: :icontypographylove: :icongraphicjump: :icontypo-masters:
:iconscriptlettering: :icontypographytoday: :icontypographyclub: :icontypocircle:
:icontype-design: :iconawesome-fonts: :iconpixelfontlovers: :icontemple-of-typefaces:
Interested to find learn more? Read
Celebrating Diversity #1Welcome to this new series of Art Features! Even tho most of you are aware of the many many galleries and categories here on dA, I think most of us move in a sort of "comfort zone" between Galleries, Channels or Groups that provide us with a constant flow of new art. And sometimes we forget all the other great artforms, styles and media that are out of our "comfort zone". And today I want to step out of that warm and cuddly place and feature some awesome works from places on dA I don't usually visit!More Like This
Since this is the first entry, I thought I should explain it a bit more, so that is why there is more text in this article The topic of celebrating diversity is something that I really want to cherish. I am guilty of not fully
Milestones of Digital ArtDigital Art surrounds us everywhere, here are some of the milestones of the genre that lead to the world of Digital Art we know today. This is not meant to be complete, it simply highlights some points in the history of Digital Art that are interesting and maybe even surprising. There are videos!More Like This
If you ever created Digital Art, you know that the computer is merely a tool, but never the one actually creating the art. Photoshop may be powerful, but I haven't come across the "Create Awesome Art" button yet
1982 - Adobe introduces PostScript
PostScript as a programming language has changed the work of designers 30 years ago. In short, PostScript was able to interpret any data (vector f.e.) into printable raster graphics, which require dpi settings; Type as well as graphics. This was necessary to allow the same output on any laser printer that supported PostScript, making it easy to share and exchange files without the danger of acci
Text and Typography - November 2012Sorry for the delay in writing the "monthly" DD Roundups, but I've had been featuring little DDs in the last months, been on 4 weeks vacation and had some other issues, I may talk about later at a more personal pointMore Like This
Anyway, here is the roundup of the last 3 months with DDs featured by pica-ae from the Text and Typography galleries on deviantART, Typography related groups on dA and some helpful FAQ entries
alphanimals by classic-syndrome
Dem Alptraum Herr werden by Konsumo Minerva Mcgonagall the Witch by katpann
Typowonder by Lacza Mohmed Rsol Alah by hussien007
Typography Related Groups
:icontypola: :icontypoholics: :icontypographers-society: :icontypersonality: :icontypebandit:
:iconvicious-type: :icontypolove: :iconuber-typog
Celebrating Diversity #12This edition of Celebrating Diversity I want to focus on two extremes of art: Extremely detailed and realistic works and minimal and abstract art. Both tendencies or trends have their place and time in art and history and are appreciated by many people. Not always does one person like both, but to me personally, art has always been more about feeling, than about complexity. Something simple can touch me emotionally as well as something blasting with details. Art is just as individual as every human being!More Like This
How do you feel about these tw
Text and Typography - December 2012Welcome to the last monthly roundup of 2012 It has been a busy year, many things have happened and here is me trying to wrap them up a little and have a bit more than just last month's Daily Deviations in this summary.More Like This
Daily Deviations December 2012
2012 in Typographic Review
Here's a little collection of things that have been going on this year on dA regarding Typogrpahy
Text & Typography Monthly
CR Text and Typography F.A.Q.Daily DeviationsMore Like This
"The Daily Deviation is a daily feature chosen from the galleries here on deviantART."
"A Daily Deviation is a daily staff feature selected from the galleries here on deviantART. The selecting person may be a Community Volunteer or a Staff member."
The communityrelations is a team of Volunteers, led by the Director of Community Relations Moonbeam13. Community Volunteers, or short CVs, feature Daily Deviations, host contests, post articles of their respective area. There are CVs for Galleries, Forums and Chat.
The Community Relations Team
If you are interested in joining the communityrelations team, you can
Welcome to CR Text and Typography!What is this? I founded another group!More Like This
CRTextAndTypography is a group dedicated to the Text Art and Typography Community/ies on deviantART
What the group is about
Showcasing and collecting Daily DeviationsPosting and collecting articlesNotifying about contests; ones that are officially held by me in my position as Community Volunteer and others coming from the community, maybe even external ones.Hosting community challenges
Admins and Members
Anybody can join as a Member; you don't have to leave a message to join the group, it's totally auto-approved
Admins have certain privileges, as f.e. submitting journals directly to the group's journal, access to the admin area etc.. They are also in a position to help create challenges, contests and other projects. Admins however are not auto-approved; if you do want to join as admin, please add a good reason as to why you think you want to help out. There
Pursuit of a DreamMore Like This
Leia em Português|
Trekking at Sunset
by MetaWorks, JoeyVazquez, sanjun
Felipe Cagno’s Long Journey to “The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkang.”
Many deviants know well…
…“The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand”, the 200+ pages graphic novel written and created by Brazilian storyteller FelipeCagno.
What few know is the story of how it took him almost a decade to bring this story to the public between script re–writes, produc
Artistic Journey Challenge WinnersMore Like This
Our Film. Our Journey.
Paving a Path Through a Creative Life
Video by Keith Fenter, kfenter
In the "What Does Your Artistic Journey Look Like?" Challenge, we asked the DeviantArt community
Create and Sell Motion Books on deviantARTMore Like This
Motion Books push the boundaries of storytelling to the extreme, turning the act and art of reading into something that extends well beyond the printed page. Madefire's powerful and adaptable Motion Book Tool is now in your hands, allowing you to create expressive stories where audio and visual artistry collide.
The Motion Book is an adventurous, energy-packed medium that empowers creators to reach for worlds unseen. When you submit your Motion Books to deviantART and share them with the world, they'll be showcased alongside some of the comic industry's greatest creators and publishers, right alongside characters like Batman, Optimus Prime, Rainbow Dash, and Hellboy!
WeChat Emoticon Sticker Semi-FinalistsMore Like This
DeviantART and WeChat challenged you to create your very own animated sticker! Whether you wanted it happy, sad, or dancing the night away, it was up to you to animate an emoticon sticker you have never seen before. The WeChat judges labored over each entry and selected the top twenty-five stickers. Who will take one of the three grand prizes?
A Brief Discussion On Limited PaletteA Brief Discussion On Limited PaletteMore Like This
We all know that temptation when we see a pretty new colour in the art-shop, or the urge to create a mesmerizing colourful artwork while planning a painting. We then use our favourite colour(s) in full force - by means of as much as we want - and we often have more than one favourite colour....
Aftermath: A muddy or unreal canvas! Colours do not look right and did not turn out exactly as it was in our mind - not even close and harmony is far away! It turned into a visual cacophony!
What might get wrong? A lot of things! But specially all those pretty colours you put at will!
It is not bad to paint with many colours - many big artists paint with more than 70 colours on their palette. Even we do not finish a painting in less than 10 colours - right? The difference is that the famous or big artists have mastered
How to stay MotivatedHow to stay Motivated.More Like This
I’m writing this article for the type of people who say that just can’t find motivation to:
Make a portfolio
Finish a painting
Work on their personal project
I got three tips I’m about to write, and it’s just advice and things that I found useful for myself. If you are capable to do any of these things you should definitely try them.
Fear. Get rid of it. If you are fearful of the outcome it will unmotivate you immediately. Just finish whatever it is and think about how you can improve after. If you can’t see what you need to improve ask someone else to tell you. There is always room to improve, and if you go into a critique with an open mind you will grow exponentially.
Think of it like this. If you were running one lap, and half way through you stopped because you were afraid you were going to throw up or pass out, you will never really know how fast you can run that lap. You didn’t push yours
WeChat Emoticon Sticker ChallengeMore Like This
Read Official Rules
WeChat, with 396 million mobile users, and deviantART, host to the world's largest emoticon community, invite you to create an original emoticon sticker with a chance to win major cash and a billboard of your own on deviantART's front page!
Make it happy, make it sad, make it dance, make your character express what it's got -- ready or not.
Read the Creative Assignment for instructions and
Secrets of Superman's UnderwearMore Like This
ACTION COMICS No.40 coloredby JoeJusko
365 Days... Mindful Meditation of Daily DrawingsWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
Days of Doodles
Mindful Meditation of Daily Drawing
Foreword by techgnotic
Gabriel Picolo is a graphic design student in Brazil who has provided at least two people—me and himself—a most compelling reason for getting out of bed every morning in 2014. He calls it the 365 Days of Doodles Project, for which he creates, each day, one of his wildly imaginative pencil sketch and ink drawings (quite a bit more elevated than a “doodle”—more like a free-flowing meditation).
WatercolorWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Christopher Behrens, the 7-year deviantART member contributing this wonderful history of watercolors to depthRADIUS, along with curating artists and interviews, is a modern renaissance man held in high regard by fans of his unique artistic vision. He is an independent filmmaker, author, and a masterful watercolorist in his own right. His gallery of works can be perused here.
Watercolor by ctbehrens
he history of painting begins with watercolor as it is the oldest painting med
Publishing Opportunity for New Artists!Hey guys! I want to spread the good news about my friend DeevElliott's two new anthologies that will be strictly reserved for up coming artists here on DeviantART! If you're a new and aspiring comic artist looking for a chance to be published with a seasoned professional, this is it!More Like This
I've met Dave many times and he is always looking to help younger artists in need of a kick start! His current projects are detailed in this journal http://techgnotic.deviantart.com/journal/Dave-Elliott-An-Authentic-Citizen-384734344 along with lots of great advice on how to get into the publishing industry. His two anthologies and how to participate in his project is also linked in there.
Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian EtiquetteWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recent
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.More Like This
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
How to advance the medium of colored pencils?Always interested in how to advance the medium of colored pencils in this digital world of today. Here are some categories of where I think colored pencils still hold strong in regards to that specific subject matter and have a future in it.More Like This
Very strong, it is something people want and something people buy constantly. Have not seen many if any digital artist doing pet portraits. So the market is strong and some people are so talented at making pet portraits with colored pencils it is insane. So in the future pet portraits will always be one of, if not the strongest point in colored pencil art in terms of selling. I believe thisl because of the ability to draw fur so well with them.
Old School Comic or pinup art-
Very nice little niche, one can accomplish and older look and a more traditional look smooth digital art cannot usually. Not sure of the market but reg
Fan Art LawMore Like This
Fan Art Law
Mon Sep 10, 2012 by techgnotic
t seems there’s nothing quite as dear to the hearts of many of our deviants as their production of fan art, and at the same time, there is nothing so knotted with legal and ethical headaches. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the form of fan art it has also become one of the most frustratingly complicated. At some point, the sheer volume of fan art around a single property may become so large that the issue rises to another level of scrutiny by the creators of the original work.
With this dynamic in mind, we thought the following panel that Josh Wattles, our Advisor In Chief here at deviantART, and a mystery guest named Harold Smith, gave at Comic Con this year might be of immense help in understanding the ever evolving elements of fan art
SuggestivismSuggestivismMore Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
"Suggestivist" art is not slave to any on
Comic-Con: Day 3Saturday kicked off Day 3 of Comic-Con, and the crowds poured onto the convention floor to start the weekend in Geek Style.More Like This
At noon, deviantART hosted our final panel: How to Supercharge Your deviantART Profile Like the Masters. Moderated by none other than our fearless ninja, Angelo (aka spyed), we were honored to have the following superstars share their deviantART experiences with the crowd:
- Adam Warren (AdamWarren -- “The Dirty Pair,” “Empowered”)
- Mark Brooks (diablo2003, from Marvel Comics)
- Jim Zubkavich (Zubby -- Project Manager of Creative Services, Udon Entertainment)
- Dave Elliott (DeevElliott -- “Heavy Metal Magazine”)
- Wenqing Yan (yuumei, creator of “Knite,” “1000 W0RDS”)
- Kevin Eastman (Kevineastman -- co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
- Chris Sanders (alohalilo creator of “Lilo & Stitch”)
It was truly a remark
Things you should never ask an Artist to doI write this to not spark a debate or judgement, only to share my personal opinion and experience in hopes of benefiting you and offering insight to people thinking about hiring an artist.More Like This
Things you should never ask an Artist to do:
1. Free Work.
Do I really have to explain this one? You wouldn't walk into any other business offering a service and ask for free clothes or a burger right? No, you pay for them without question and they take a lot less creativity, time to make and cost a lot less. Why ask people to work for free on something you couldn't make yourself? If you believe in your vision, then I suggest find funding for it to pay the people doing the work for you. This goes for family as well, don't get me wrong, I love my family and enjoy doing something for them but it means so much more when I OFFER to do something for free than when it's expected. Let the artist decide whether or not they want to give their time for free without asking them, as a rule treat them with res
Love to hear your opinion!The art of storytelling is as boundless and diverse as the stories themselves. With the rise of the digital age and instant communication, story creators can now receive immediate feedback from the audiences. Sometimes, the audience will give critiques and demand changes to the story. Those of you in the gaming community will be familiar with the outrage over Mass Effect 3's ending, and those who love TMNT will know about the dissatisfaction over changing turtles to aliens. If so many people dislike something, should the creators reflect on the audience's critiques and make the necessary changes to please them, or stick to their original vision?More Like This
This is a very complicated question that's the topic of :icontechgnotic:'s latest journal. He has provided quotes from a very diverse group of people ranging from famous professionals in the movie and comic industry to emerging artists on dA. At the bottom of the journal is a list of questions on what do you guys think about the issu
Apparel Collection: Deviant BARKFrom sheepdogs to wolves to coyotes, dogs are inspirational in their energy and passion for nature and all life has to offer. Join us in appreciation of our furry canine friends with this cuddly deviant BARK tee!More Like This
We love creatures of all shapes and sizes. I grew up with dogs and have always loved them as friends and adventure buddies. This concept started out as sketches in my black book, and I worked out many styles.
From foxes to long cats to wolves to simple barking dogs, I was drawing them all in marker, ball-point pen, and pencil. I liked that each of them had a different feeling that was really accentuated by the choice of drawing tool.
During this process, I went to a drawing party, and there was a fun little canine there named Dexter. I considered him for the piece, along with some other dog friends of the same breed. Using brush pens, china crayons, and thick markers, I ended up with a multi-media piece that I think truly captures this little guy’s atti
Dessert Of Your DreamsMore Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Odyssey Propulsion 4Artists, Writers, Poets. Through artistry and words command and focus this intense narrative for the final two chapters of our story to be published next year. Best selling author CliveBarker will continue to guide us through the final passages and incredible visuals as we head toward the end of our story. Join the Collaboration!More Like This
Is Paul’s final scream the sound of his soul being released?
Can he have an existence outside of his corporeal being, outside “nothingness?”
Or is this spectral plane the only reality to the trusted – the only viewing platform offering a truly objective view?
ONLY TWO(!!!) chapters left, and still we don’t know the possible parameters of the alien invasion. Obviously, in chapter 7, being the penultimate piece of storytelling, all consequences and secret alignments of forces must be revealed. And the set-up for the gut-grating, mind-mulching clim
Train Your Brain ContestMore Like This
The Art Department with deviantART brings you about the best news any art student could ask for: free tuition!
Through the Train Your Brain Challenge, The Art Department (TAD) is offering a massive number of exclusive scholarship opportunities to members of deviantART. TAD is the best of the best in providing online art education, with a variety of programs taught by world-class faculty. Check out their group, TheArtDept, to watch video tutorials from their faculty!
Submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Make something new or use something you've made in the past!
You could win tuition and travel to one of TAD's programs, a trip to Pixar Studios near San
GratitudeMore Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of
Odyssey Propulsion 2The parasite that is monstrously mutating Paul offers an alliance against Maya, Paul’s other dubious “protector.”More Like This
The parasite is Tal’Shen, spawn of Lysanna, hunted forerunner of an ancient aquatic-based intergalactic Cthulhuian-type race once again knocking on Earth’s door. Which “female” is Paul to trust? Is the fate of humanity in question or is this all the hallucinatory fever dream of a dying man?
Only four more chapters! Yet so many questions!
The pressure points have been set: self-survival, self-sacrifice for a greater cause, transmission of a vision of species survival and renewal, trust and deceit in equal measures possible in each relationship. Now it’s time to for the penultimate Big Reveal as to what it’s all about – to set up the Ultimate Big Reveal to what it’s really all about! There’s just time and space enough for you, oh skilled and deviou
Odyssey PropulsionArtists, Writers, Poets, Deviants.More Like This
We want you!
Odyssey II is the second mass collaboration event to be conceived on deviantART this time under the watchful gaze and guiding hand of none other than Clive Barker - - the master of fantastical narratives. The result will be published next year in digital and traditional book form.
Read about the Project and participate in the creative event of the new millennium (before it ends, of course, with the apocalypse). Here is the current prompt inspired by the latest Odyssey II chapter chosen by Clive.
Prompt for Chapt
Introducing the Holiday 2012 Apparel Collection!Welcome, deviantARTGear Watchers & MORE!More Like This
New to the deviantART T-Shirts & Gear team, we'd like to introduce Forest Stearns ($draweverywhere), Art Director of deviantART Brands. Forest is excited to offer you an insider preview today and share how our brand new Holiday 2012 Collection (which launches this week!) evolved from concept to reality.
Read about the creation of It's Art. Click here to see the process journal.
Hello, my friends!
I'm excited to tell you about a huge project we’ve been working on that's finally going to see the light of day (or your computer screens) this week! For the first time, de
Is this a Deviation?I was in Greece visiting my family recently... and after everyone went to sleep, I couldn't. I knew there was a beauty outside that I rarely have a chance to see. And a deep, primal hunger drove my need to be outside to breathe in.More Like This
It was pitch dark. I couldn't see anything but the stars and maybe the driveway lights. But my camera can see so much more.
That's the milky way coming just about almost out of that chimney of the little house where I was staying.
Is this a deviation?
Fotolia 4: Stockpocalypse Winners AnnoucementMore Like This
~clowneee will also receive
$1,000 USD$100 USD of credits at stockproject.fotolia.comWinner's choice of either the Wacom Intuos5 touch Large Pen Tablet or The New IPad (16GB black)6,000 deviantART PointsdA Pro Digital Artist BackpackDeviantART hoodie of winner's choice*1-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
*subject to availability
Getting involved with the Community and stuffHeya. So as some of you know, my Community Volunteer work is almost done, expires in 2 days time, back to being a :iconheartless-plz:.More Like This
I realise that there are many people out there who ain't aware of the Community, be it the contests thats happening or the charity events that are going on, or even just Deviantart News. In fact before I became a CV, even I wasn't aware of what is going on in Deviantart land, I was just in my own little dark basement drawing alone in my underwear not realising there are life outside of my cave. So to keep it simple. Here are a few groups to get your going. Getting involved with the community also gives you an extra boost in exposure to your art by the way. Its great.
:icongetdailydeviations: Is a great group to follow, as you can submit art in the group for a possible chance of getting a Daily Deviation, and a DD REALLY helps in letting people see your art. I mean look, you can be Michelangelo uploading the Sistine Chapel on Deviantart, the people who s
The Wind Rises Contest WinnersMore Like This
In the Wind Rises Tribute Contest, we asked you to celebrate the art of Hayao Miyazaki by creating a very special Tribute to the art of "The Wind Rises." Each of the three winning entries picked by deviantART staff were featured on the deviantART homepage in a billboard that linked directly to the winner's deviantART profile. In addition, each winner will receive a framed print of his or her work and $1,000 USD! Thank you to everyone who participated in paying tribute to Miyazaki's last film!
dArp: Daily DeviationsThe DD is a known abbreviation within deviantART.More Like This
But those two letters can be a challenge for all on deviantART sometimes. For this dArp article i will not focus on art but collected the articles and explanations of other people.
Also known as Daily Deviation. It is a daily feature given since the beginning of deviantART to showcase a few selected pieces. For 24 hours it will be seen at the footer or at the DD page. Afterwards it will vanish among the older DD pages. It will be forgotten instantly after those 24h and only gets a bit attention when CVs do their monthly DD feature again or when someone stumbles across them by accident.
Artworks featured as a DD can be easily recognized by that little red heart framed by a golden background below the actual deviation. It often comes together with comments like "Congratulations for the DD".
DDs can not be a journal, a WIP or any artwork located at the 'Scraps' category.
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Project HopeMore Like This
Hi guys! Foreveredshadowed here! I guess I should introduce myself a little before we get to the good stuff. My name is Mackenzie and I have been on deviantArt now for about 2 years. I love to draw, mainly cats and humanoid figures, but more recently, My Little Ponies. I also like graphic designing. I don't draw digitally very often, for I'm afraid I do no own a drawing tablet at the moment. I'm 14 and I'm in 8th grade.
Now onto the good stuff
I've been thinking and developing this for a couple of weeks, and I have decided that it is a good way for the community of deviantArt to interact. I call it Project HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday).
But what is Project HOPE? Project HOPE is an opportunity for all of deviantART's community to interact with each other. To participate, just find a Deviant that you think you can help. All you have to do is draw a picture for them, or get to know them better, or even a nice note can help. You never know what your kindness can
Holiday Card Project 2013More Like This
It's back! With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantA
October's Manga Artist of the Month: deeJuusan!More Like This
Hope you had a wonderful start to October!! I'm eager for Hallowe'en and watching the typical leaf rain of the season *_*
But there's something I'm even more eager about and it's to introduce you to October's Manga Artist of the Month...
The incredibly talented deeJuusan!
I met Dee a few months back when I hosted the Manga Chapters & Pages Themed DD Week! One of the pieces I had the honour of featuring as a Daily Deviation for that week was precisely a chapter of Dee's manga 'Grey is...'. I immediately fell in love with her unique style, the raw emotions in the pages and most of all the humanity within the main characters. I was stunned. I still am!
It's with great pleasure that I crown deeJuusan as October's Manga Artist of the Month! Keep reading below to know more about her!
PE: Site Updates and How to Welcome ThemSite Updates and How to Welcome ThemMore Like This
This article was written due to the recent uproar from some groups of the community because of the new username symbols.
Change is something handled differently by everyone. Some people accustom to change very quickly, others may take a long time or may not adjust to change at all. In regards to deviantART Site Updates, it's important to know ways to welcome change and embrace it. You are not expected to love every feature that is released, but giving it a chance before bashing it is a right step forward.
Before reading on, please note that this article is not directed at any one individual, but as a community as a whole. All views expressed in this article are mine and mine alone and do not reflect the views of deviantART.com.
When a new feature is released, most deviants give their first impressions of said feature. Some may even react like this:
This is compl
Join us for a deviantMEET in Las Vegas!We're be hosting a Las Vegas deviantMEET!More Like This
Posted on October 3, 2013
What happens on deviantART doesn't stay on deviantART!
We're heading to Sin City, and we're betting on an amazing time with our deviants!
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas by *Torsten-Hufsky
Join Us in Las Vegas!
Happy Holidays from DeviantArt!‘Twas the night before Christmas on DeviantArt,More Like This
Not a paintbrush was stirring, and creators took heart.
The artists scrolled through Daily Deviations with care
Knowing kindred warm-fuzzies soon would be there.
Deviants were all swiping, all snug on their phones
While visions of inspiration across all time zones
Were zapped to their smart device, quick as can be,
At the tap of a button in a +Fav’ing spree!
When across the Interwebs there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to the Comments to see what was the matter,
“I’m bored,” the Journal wrote, “I’m on a long trip, too.
I don’t have my laptop, and there’s nothing to do.”
I cracked all my knuckles, settled down in my chair,
Then descended upon the keyboard and wrote with a flair:
“Dear Friend, did you not get DA’s early present?
We now have an app, and it won’t cost you one cent!
“On, Watch Feed! On, Browse! On, Explore! On, Today!
Tap-and-hold to fave, sha
Give One, Get One FREE Premium Memberships!More Like This
The holidays are a time for giving and with this special promotion, everybody wins!
From now until January 5th, when you give a Premium Membership to a fellow deviant, your account will get a Premium Membership of equivalent value for FREE! (For example, if you give a 1-year Premium Membership to a friend, your account will get a 1-year Premium Membership at no additional cost!)
Browse DeviantArt to your heart's content with no third-party advertisements.
Make the most of your Profile Page with additional widgets and customizable Journal Skins.
Your identity can grow and change over time. With a Premium Membership, so can your username!
Use Google Analytics to gain insight and comprehensive statistics about your audience!
All new DeviantArt APIMore Like This
After many months of development we are excited to release the all new DeviantArt API. This release includes all the endpoints used in our new mobile apps, adding over 40 new endpoints for your programming pleasure. We hope you enjoy these new features and look forward to seeing the wonderful new things you create.
Browse - Access the main browse modes, including More Like This and Journals written by deviants
Comments - Access and post user comments
Collections - Access collections (favorites)
Galleries - Access galleries
Feeds - Access various feeds
Profiles - Access and manage profile data
Friends - Access and manage friends
Statuses - Access and post statuses
Curated Content - Access our editorial content
You can jump right in by visiting the
Introducing the New NavigationMore Like This
Explore the full range of DeviantArt.
With better organization and improved structure, our new navigation creates a more streamlined site experience. Features like Today, Undiscovered, and What’s Hot have been given more prominence, while the More menu is now easily accessible with its simplified, new look. The addition of infinite scroll on Daily Deviations allows you to quickly discover even more hand-selected deviations. This all adds up to more control over what you use most and makes it easier to discover great artists and their art.
The More menu, which was previously available next to the DeviantArt logo, has been better organized and moved to a more prominent and convenient location. This change was based on community feedback that its previous placement was hard to find, and its contents overwhelming.
Your DeviantArt homepage
Holiday Card Project 2014More Like This
The deviantART #HolidayCardProject is back for its 8th year! With the goal of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connects artists from around the world, applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In 2013 alone, the Project received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 2,000 deviants from 60 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for deviantART volunteers and hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who sends in a card will
Introducing Improved CollectionsMore Like This
Giving curators the recognition they deserve.
With the launch of the Watch Feed, you can also now watch Collections made by other deviants. Collections are surfaced through the Watch Feed, creating a new way to discover and expose artwork on DeviantArt. Collections have been given additional exposure by appearing on deviation pages as well as tag pages.
“I am loving Collections as well. I am proud of my Collections and am glad they will finally be getting notice. And it also gives more exposure to the artists as this is more viral in nature than simply faving something then making an art feature journal to share it with others.” —GillianIvy
When you watch someone, you’ll automatically be watching all of their Collections — but you can also choose to enable or disable watching Collections on a deviant
Introducing the Watch Feed and Status UpdatesMore Like This
Connecting you with your watchers.
The Watch Feed creates a sequential stream of activity from your watchlist, including deviations, Journals, Collections, Status Updates, Polls, Forum threads and Critiques. Status Updates let people share quick updates about what they’re working on or what inspires them. Find an awesome deviation? Share it in your Status Update.
As we designed our upcoming Mobile app, we understood the need to build something streamlined and direct to deliver what you want to watch. The Watch Feed was built for smartphones and tablets. While we love the robust tools available in the Message Center — and they’re not going away — the Message Center is not an environment that works well on mobile.
Connect With Your Watchers in New Ways
The Watch Feed and Status Updates
Introducing TagsMore Like This
Discover more of your favorite topics.
Tags create landing pages around topics — making it easier to discover related artwork, bringing together artists and art appreciators, and forming communities around common interests. As DeviantArt grows and creates new ways to discover great content, we believe tags will play an important role in better surfacing artwork.
Tag Deviations, Collections, and Status Updates
You now have the ability to tag your deviations and Collections. Tags added to your deviations will be publicly viewable — this is a change from the previous use of keywords, which were private. Visitors can learn about your work by viewing how you tagged it, and can find more works by you and other deviants based on tags. Tags can also be used in comments, Status Updates, Journals, and Collections.
Tagging your deviations and Collections will improve their visibility across the
Vale Monty OumToday many of us are mourning the very sudden passing of montyoum. He was not only an amazing person, but a generous and skilled artist and animator. Best known as the creator of RWBY, he first shot to prominence with his crossover combat fan videos. Many of us came to know and love him through his Haloid and later his Dead Fantasy animated videos. He spoke often of his artistic progress and of his creative ideas he was yet to physically realise. He was taken from us all much too soon and he and his creativity will be forever missed.More Like This
In their statement released today, his colleagues at Roosterteeth said it best: "As for honoring Monty, we will do that in our own way. In lieu of flowers or gifts, we ask that you simply do something creative. Use your imagination to make the world a better place in any way that you can. If you know Monty like we do, then you know he would certainly be doing that if he were able to."
To honour Monty, I'd like to share with you some of that very
Miyazaki drops some writing knowledge"Lauded animated film director Hayao Miyazaki says anime suffers when the people making it can't stand observing real people.More Like This
Hayao Miyazaki spoke out against the anime industry in a recent television interview. He recently retired, making The Wind Rises his final film, with many of his previous works such as Spirited Away becoming popular even outside of Japan. According to Miyazaki the quality of anime is suffering because industry staff is made up of "otaku," or people who obsessively love anime.
The term "otaku" has a rather negative connotation in Japan and is used more to classify fans who obsess over something (this need not be anime). Miyazaki's specific concerns are over the lack of attention paid to people in real life. He said people in the industry "don't spend time watching real people" and can be characterized as "humans who can't stand looking at other humans." He then called the industry "full of otaku."
Miyazaki approaches animation b
How to draw during 365 daysMore Like This
By the beginning of 2014 I started this account and uploaded a doodle a day during a year. It was the most challenging thing I ever did and it helped me loads on improving my art.
I've seen a lot of mentions on my inbox about artists that are starting their own 365 Days challenge and I want to write this journal to share what I've learned through my experience and maybe encourage some of you to join this long term journey.
It's okay to start simple!
My first doodles were waaay more simple than the other ones. If I had to start the project again I would still do them simple. Of course, starting this challenge is very exciting but it's a dead end if you put a heavy load on yourself at the beginning!
Focus on knowing your pace first. How much time does it take you to finish your drawings?
V_004 Racing Minx Poster part 1 of 3 this SaturdayThis Saturday January 10 2015, I will post the first part of a three part tutorial on lineart and how to clean it up in Photoshop!More Like This
In this video I spend 30 minutes on cleaning up the pencils and then spend another 30 minutes on beginning the inks! All with full commentary!
This is one of three parts! Thanks again for all your support guys! I will start writing this series very soon, and I have not forgotten 5C either ( I have 25 pages written already for that!) Join Patreon now so you can get the file when it comes available!
All three video will amount to 3 hours in total of instruction! For as little as three bucks, and the movies are yours to download and to keep!
Check it out guys! Your support on things like this will help me make Racing Minx and 5th Capsule continue!
Please go here for all the details and how it works! There are lots of special perks there too!
Je Suis Charlie HebdoMore Like This
Je Suis Charlie Hebdo
Je suis Charlie
In Paris, France, 13 people were murdered, and among them 5 cartoon artists.
Murdered for being artists and journalists of a humor and satirical newspaper, “Charlie Hebdo.” The newspaper was under police protection and at least one of the police guards, unarmed, was killed as he begged for mercy lying in the street.
We are at a loss for words. The five art
Cosplay Friday: FrozenMore Like This
Cosplay Friday: Let It Go!
Queen Elsa Frozen by UchihaSayaka
There’s a chill in the air as we travel to the kingdom of Arendelle for a Frozen cosplay treat.
Frozen was Disney’s tremendously successful third attempt at adapting the grimm Hans Christian Anderson tale The Snow Queen. As early as 1943, Walt Disney saw the potential in this the longest and most highly acclaimed of Andersen’s stories, but it to
Character Design 101More Like This
When it comes to character design, there's more to it than just the appearance of a character. While the looks of a character can tell a lot about said character, we all know that looks can be deceiving!
A lot of people seem to think that designing the appearance of a character is a character design. It is, when it comes to visual design. But what is the character like?
When people do give attention to that question, they'll often come up with characters that are either loved or hated by everyone, that have epic superpowers or superhuman abilities that no one (not even God) can ever hope to topple, and if they do somehow get beaten the shit out of them suddenly remember that there's an even greater power sleeping within them, which they will instantly activate no matter if they got just a scratch or are severely wounded. I'm not even going into the melodramatic background stories of them there.
So, what makes a good character design? What is the key to making a belie
Collection: Joan of ArcMore Like This
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc (1412—1431) is the ultimate iconic rebellious teenager. In nineteen years she lived a fuller and more exciting life, effecting the future histories of the two most powerful nations on Earth, than most can even dream of, and then died a martyr’s death for her cause and beliefs, for which she was declared a saint 500 years later. Her story has been told in many novels, movies and comic books. She was the girl who God gave a mission to drive the occupying English out of northern France. So fervid was her demand for action that she was made an advisor to the French high command and led them to victory after victory in the cause of F
Pursuit of a DreamMore Like This
Leia em Português|
Trekking at Sunset
by MetaWorks, JoeyVazquez, sanjun
Felipe Cagno’s Long Journey to “The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkang.”
Many deviants know well…
…“The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand”, the 200+ pages graphic novel written and created by Brazilian storyteller FelipeCagno.
What few know is the story of how it took him almost a decade to bring this story to the public between script re–writes, produc
Guy Fawkes DayMore Like This
Guy Fawkes Day
Burns one man's vendetta on fires of drunk delight while Heaven's rainbows burn and sparkle in the sky.
The fascinated coo while boredom freezes cold and watches while his breath fades steaming into night.
The pennies for the guy jingle in their tin while he a traitor burns, his Cath'lic soul in Hell.
The animals run scared, not from fireworks, but from th'unholy sound of Guido's punishment.
He screams a silent scream that no-one else can hear, save God and pets and Satan's wailing hordes.
“A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.”
– Guy Fawkes
Johnny Cash: The Man in BlackMore Like This
Johnny Cash: The Man in Black
Johnny Cash was without a doubt one of the most influential, acclaimed, and popular singer–songwriters of the last century.
February 26 would have been his 82nd birthday. Many of Cash’s recordings are now almost universally known—songs like “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues.” As a result of his work he has been inducted into the Country Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Fan Art Friday: My Little Pony-Friendship is MagicMore Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: Friendship Is Magic
Mane 6 princesses
It’s been over 30 years since the original “My Little Pony” (a.k.a. “MLP”) franchise made its debut and its following has never been stronger.
The 2010 reboot by Lauren Faust (fyre-flye), “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic,” had its start on DeviantArt where Lauren originally posted the early concept art which would later evolve into the ponies we know and love t
Movie Review: Citizenfour (2014)More Like This
CitizenFour: A Question of Heroic Journalism or Irresponsible Treason and its Enigmatic Messenger
Edward Snowden portrait
In a lot of cases, documentaries are simply too dry, depressing, or too uncomfortably true to enjoy the kinds of audiences that narrative filmed entertainments enjoy.
So when you try to convince someone
Collection: Chinese New Year 2015-Year Of The GoatMore Like This
Year of the Goat (or Ram, or Sheep)
Happy Chinese New Year 2015
The main difference between the Western and Chinese zodiacs is that in the West, each month of the year has its own sign, whereas the Chinese zodiac is made up of 12–year cycles, with each year having its own sign.
The date of the Chinese New Year differs annually, reflecting the second new moon after the winter solace, (falling usually between January 21 and February 19).
Femme Force: The New Female AvengersMore Like This
FEMME FORCE: The New Female Avengers
Birds of Prey and Batgirls
Congratulations to the Comics Industry!
Yes, folks, congratulations are in order. For years the comics industry has fought the never ending battle to prove to an uncaring world that comics weren’t just for kids. Thankfully there are now very few one–note heroes left, most of them now being heavily conflicted ‘Anti–Heroes’ who tread the morally gray area b
FCU777 RantYes. I am ranting on a person who is Christian and using the bible against this person. :iconfcu777: You have offended lots of people with the way you treat them and the way you treat others. Along with the fact YOU shove beliefs down people's throats when Jesus never did that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbvTyx1OIcQMore Like This
To make one thing clear YES I don't believe everything in the bible. But there are different types of Christians I'll go over another time. And I'm sorry if I mumble and stumble over my words this video I recorded when I was a bit stressed and sleepy. And basically this person does have huge flaws in their arguments. They often ignore legitimante questions and/or block the person. And use the bible just for their own benefit.
And there are Christians who are OFFENDED by this person. She says she's not spreading hate when she is! She may not realize it but SHE IS!
Movie Review: Harry Potter and Prisoner of AzkabanMore Like This
Harry Potter Dementors are here by anggatantama
Soaring into the third installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, we find ourselves in a familiar place, but with a backdrop different from what we left behind in the previous movies. Whether it was the natural darkness emerging from the third book, the change of directors, from Chris
Fan Art Friday: Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesMore Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: Heroes In A Half Shell
New York City, chemical ooze, and the delicious smell of pizza can only mean one thing — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
For being named after Renaissance artist greats, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo, had rather humble beginnings. Let’s travel back to 1983 to when Kevin Eastman created the idea for the turtles during a brainstorming session with his friend Peter Laird. E
Galileo Galilei: The Starry MessengerMore Like This
GALILEO GALILEI: The Starry Messenger
February 15 marks Galileo’s 461st birthday.
The man has a long list of accomplishments in the field of astronomy attributed to his name, including improving and developing the telescope, discovering sunspots, and proving that earth was not the center of the universe.
One of Galileo’s most widely-known accomplishments is the discovery of Jupiter’s four largest moons, also known, aptly, as the
Cosplay Friday: Alice In WonderlandMore Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: Down The Rabbit Hole
Alice in Wonderland
Published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year.
Alice has been quite busy during that time. She’s had her story adapted into several movies, TV shows, ballets, plays, operas, and theme park attractions. Her trip to Wonderland is quite well known around the world. What is less well known is Lewis Carroll’s (whose real name was Char