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Leonid Kozienko
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Question for fellow deviants
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Inaka Project, Waycaster and Star Wars Racer
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Beyond Ghibli: A Cowboy Bebop Retrospective
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Artist Burnout or How to fire up again
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Question for fellow deviants
Every time I see new deviants, I wonder why do you guys join Deviantart? And why watch (or follow) inactive or semi active accounts? Many artists used DA as springboard for their success/popularity and never look back. Years ago the community was thriving and you could learn and grow, get inspired, meet new friends or simply have fun hanging around. But these days people are elsewhere like twitch, youtube, instagram, twitter etc. That makes me really wonder what kind of value DA brings to you?
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Inaka Project, Waycaster and Star Wars Racer
Last week I've stumbled into a bunch of game projects that I found really interesting. And the most impressive fact is that all these projects are created by one man team. The first one called [Inaka Project] where you play as a postman exploring the Japanese countryside, delivering letters and interacting with the local residents, spirits, and yokai. Developed by Inasa Fujio (a full time college student) on Unreal Engine 4, Inaka project quickly gain attention despite the unfinished visuals and little gameplay. I wonder if it would came out before Kojima's Death Stranding? :D For more info check out developer's Twitter, Patreon blog and g
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Beyond Ghibli: A Cowboy Bebop Retrospective
I wonder how many of you guys saw Cowboy Bebop? To me it's one of the masterpieces of storytelling, design and animation coated with exceptional soundtrack. A rare case of a perfect match, where everything fits into place from beaten-up spaceships to jazzy tunes. Beyond Ghibli recently put a really well thought retrospective on this animation classic, taking a look at it's rocky road to release and the lasting impact it's had on the industry: Did you know that [film director] Shinichiro Watanabe's brief was only to create something with spaceships for Bandai to sell toys? And three episodes later Bandai bailed out, realising it won't be able
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Artist Burnout or How to fire up again
Recently I stumbled onto a video by Trent Kaniuga talking about artist burnout and how to refuel the fire. If you stuck somewhere along your creative journey / professional career, or maybe in the middle of recharging your batteries, I recommend you to check out Trent's thoughts. The basic idea is to reconnect with the kid inside of you. For the younger audience this probably wouldn't make much sence, but for grown-ups it should ring a bell: Over the years I watched how my friends and colleagues have literally vanished. Technically some of them are still painting, but you don't hear of them much. Does it mean that our creativity fades out ju
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Haven't been around for months and you know what? Nobody even noticed! Guess I can safely retire now without any regrets. :D This year would be my 20th anniversary in digital art and boy so much have changed since I picked up stylus for the first time. So many great tools and resources are available for you today! Basically all you need is drive and passion to fulfil your wildest dreams. :) You can nurture almost any hobby from collecting exotic bugs to crafting medieval armor. Even if you simply appreciate art you can feed your senses on a daily bases. Anyway hope you guys (at least these who still there) have a happy and fun 2019! Cheers!
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