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Streaming nowJust going to start now and warm up, planning to stream for a few hours at least.
You can watch me at: https://www.twitch.tv/chriscoldart
Streaming UpdateHey, so I'm gonna start streaming tomorrow at about 21:00 London time (15:00 US east coast time). All streams will go on youtube later, in case anybody is interested.
If you would like me to answer some of your questions or talk about some things in general, post a comment and I'll see what I can include. Also, I'm open for suggestions as to what you'd like me to paint.
Links and updates will follow
Happy New Year and Resolutions, Streaming and VidsHappy 2017 everyone, if 2016 didn't work out the way you wanted may the next year be more fruitful for you, and if last year was great for you, surely, this one will be even better.
Now, I wanted to share some things I'll try to do this year and maybe get some feedback and ideas from whoever is interested.
First is: a lot of people keep asking me for more painting process videos, so at this point I cant ignore it. I want to start doing live streaming consistently, maybe only a couple of hours each week and then if it grows possibly more. I am thinking of having a short Q&A separately, which i could turn into a Youtube video later (so that people who missed the stream can get their questions answered), and a normal stream where I paint and how I do my lame art.
And secondly, I wanted to ask how many of you would be interested in a graphic story made by me, and how would you prefer it to be published?
Basically, I had something like this planned for a while now, and I figured I have
Collective ArtbookHey, everyone,
just wanted to say that I´m doing this artbook with a bunch of other great artists on kickstarter: http://kck.st/2eCc7ni
if any of you are into that, there are a lot of prints and other stuff included, so check the link out and see for yourself
Many thanks :DA massive thanks to everyone for all the birthday wishes, I don't have many friends otherwise so it was greatly appreciated.
I'll keep trying my best with my art and I hope you can keep enjoying it
About Graphic novels, Books and Stories in generalHey, everyone.
Long time without a social call, so here it is, and it's going to be a lengthy one.
Mostly I would like to get some feedback on the things I'll mention below, and if you have dealt with anything similar, it would be nice if you could share your experience.
So, I'm slowly working on my story ("slowly" is an understatement), and it's getting to the point where I'm thinking about the different ways I could release it. I'm still far away from finishing it, but it can't hurt gathering info right now.
First of all, about the actual "look" of the book. It's definitely not going to be a comic book or anything like that. Not that I hate comics but that's not what I had in mind for my project. My story will have a lot of text, a lot of narrative, you'll have to actually read it and not just browse through the pictures.
Here's what I thought 2 pages might look like:
It's just a test page with an older artwork and gibberish as text, but it should
So...The last journal was like from April time for another one, I suppose.
(kinda feel like general Knoxx when writing these)
First of all, thanks a lot for the birthday wishes, they filled around 2 or 3 pages worth of comments already (probably more than getting a DD)
love all of them, of course, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be this one: http://comments.deviantart.com/4/6664364/3186008442
it's so over-the-top, and the funniest thing is how all those rainbowy sheep are dancing around my grumpy gray icon. Not to mention the two llamas on crack. Definitely worth a feature.
On another note, MacRebisz and I have revived our Fallen Suns project which we started a few years ago.
You probably noticed some images I posted, but it's basically a sci-fi story taking place in a desolate corner of space. In a way it's a bit post-apocalyptic, because the system where everything is happening was half destroyed by some unknown war or conflict, so the main plot is about how pe
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RAFFLE-open[CORE+art prizes]Hiya! I thought it would be fun to open something like this heheh!
I got enough points to buy CORE but I don't really need it :00
So why not give it to someone else?
There will be 3 winners!
FIRST PLACE GETS-
1 month CORE/400pts!
3 full and 2 halfbody drawings!
SECOND PLACE GETS-
(unlocks when +30 ppl joins)
1 Half Body drawing!
THIRD PLACE GETS-
(unlocks when +50 ppl joins)
1 Bust shot drawing!
HERES SOME EXAMPLES OF MY ART:
click here for more examples!
REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER:
Stylised Mediocre Melodies ShowcaseThey are still a wip but I'll update this journal when i finish all the gang
I'm doing this cuz i want to know your opinion/thoughts on this
Just to show the details on suit
Same but with endo
Just to show the details on suit
Same but with Endo
Criticism is REALLY appreaciated
You can comment any idea or something to improve on the models
Fanart Feature Friday!I didnt get a chance to do fanart feature friday yesterday QwQ sooo just ignore that this is being updated on saturday haaa
Lovely demon wife by :iconimnotcrazyiminsane11:
A good demon woman hue hue I really need to draw her more XD she look's so judgmental it's perfect.
Lust and Pride by :iconsketchartist444:
Probably an actual conversation that's happened between them tbh I really like the shading on this XD
Seven Sins/So Hear Me Out by :iconthemeepbox:
Some really fun doodles! I can't wait to see the first one finished it's so cool to see em all together lol. And the second one is pretty accurate I must say
Infinity by :iconbluetashi:
Ah yes some Infinity baby of course X) I love the style and the cute pose! I always love some nice composition hue hue
Kinx by :iconkadala1:
Some fusion fun with Sphinx and the artist's OC ^^ those lashes give me life
Sin Fusions by :iconis-es-tracy:
And some even more fusion fun featuring sins~
Kidnapping Infinity by :iconlidraouo:
Oh dear someone
COMMISSION INFO OPEN
(click picture for prices and examples)
taking 3 slots again! any type!
my commissions will no longer be first come first serve.
i will choose the characters by their design or inspiration i have for them,
but don't give up if i dont choose your character the first time!
i might choose it for another commissions batch
please expect slow replies, since i want to take my time with collecting and choosing the commissions :>
A quick update on my absenceHello DAers!
My long absence due to multiple projects (and teaching, and graduate school) is probably a month away from coming to an end. I apologies for those who sent me IMs and didn't hear back, sometimes for months. If there is a rush it's almost always better to contact me through my website contact form, as I'll see that right away.
Also, I should have lots of fun skeletals to show off in the coming months (and years) thanks in part to the work I put in over the last 9 months. I look forward to chatting with you all again in a few weeks!
Mini-Raffle Winners! --Updates..:iconyoukah: :icontori5: :iconnikkisauce: :iconzarahnox: :iconxxnejiten4everxx:
~ Five winners have been chosen for 100 points each!
It's been so long!
I haven't done a journal in ages and I just updated the look of my profile page and it called for a new one of ....these. So! Let me update you.
I have been very busy, and artwork is coming along slowly, as everyone who actively watches me knows. Sorry about that! I promise I'll be better. <3
I also want to give a special thank you to everyone that showed support of me with the recent hullabaloo... I was really overwhelmed and touched. So thank you so much~! It really helped me get through it. c:
Also for anyone that has not noticed some time in the undecided future, I will be starting my own online manga! I'll be posting the pages here in my gallery. It'll be called Lemuria. I have set up a special sub-gallery just for it now, though it only boasts two im
Features of October 2018And here we have October's edition of the feature journals! Come look through some spoopy entries and give them some love
I see some of you guys have really improved since the last feature journal I've done XD
We are Venom. by Mario-19[ Commission ] Hoshiguma Yuugi by CyashaRainInktober Day 25: bunbuns by VanillaTeaCupInktober Day 1 by LulaScarletteStrawberry Elf XD by SukiMisakiMessenger by QbaskaMechanical Heart by Virus-TormentorD.Va by RCSR-artPortrait of My Mum by warrior-princess46As Happy as A Rainbow by LayneonDawn by Iduna-HayaRedraw Challenge by seanymilksunflower by IdleyeBoosette by zivangieKim Possible by MaikelKingHawk - Nanatsu no Taizai (Halloween) by Dingier
Cinematic Composition and FramingI have recently started to dive into cinematic composition & framing to try to add more depth to my images.
I thought it would be kinda cool to explain my thought process with my recent image. "Lily's Favorite Bar"
Step 1) Get the basic idea figured out.
My friend, the commissioner and I agreed on the concept of Ash being the bartender serving an eager Lily and disgusted Willow.
Step 2) Find out who the main focus should be in the shot.
I wanted Ash to be showing off her villainous personality and be in control of the situation but not the main focus. So Ash was used as a framing device for the real stars of the image.
Step 3) Add Subtle clues to help give the audience a better understanding of the characters and where to look.
Making Ash larger helped portray her control over the situation. But not the main focus as she is looking off to the side to help guide your attention to what she is i