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Merry Christmas by Goldsickle Merry Christmas :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 57 9 New Year 2018 by Goldsickle New Year 2018 :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 65 8 Merry Christmas 2017 by Goldsickle Merry Christmas 2017 :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 75 13 Guard Robot by Goldsickle Guard Robot :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 48 8 Female Mage Uniform by Goldsickle Female Mage Uniform :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 61 11 Happy 2017 by Goldsickle Happy 2017 :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 55 14 Merry Christmas 2016 by Goldsickle Merry Christmas 2016 :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 65 13 Scanner And Camera by Goldsickle Scanner And Camera :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 65 12 China Dress Akiko by Goldsickle China Dress Akiko :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 73 13 New Year 2016 Sketch by Goldsickle New Year 2016 Sketch :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 50 4 Happy New Year 2016 by Goldsickle Happy New Year 2016 :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 68 12 Akiko Lisa Xmas 2015 costume design by Goldsickle Akiko Lisa Xmas 2015 costume design :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 49 3 Merry Christmas 2015 by Goldsickle Merry Christmas 2015 :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 70 20 Demonic Swords by Goldsickle Demonic Swords :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 20 2 Pigtails and Hoodie by Goldsickle Pigtails and Hoodie :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 61 8 Sword Design by Goldsickle Sword Design :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 39 7
Latest stuff by me, sometimes drawn for the purpose of being shown publicly or just random sketches I found collecting dust that I think people might enjoy.

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The soul of art a guide to the stars
Fellow deviantart people, hear me now!
Well hello all on Deviantart are you new here or a oldie that has been here for 3 years, need help to find some of the best stuff on Deviantart when it comes to art? Ok here we go then. First off some basic.
Which art is most popular on Deviantart, what type of art catches people´s eyes first?

* Anthro
* Cartoon versions of wolfs in diffrent colors (Blue, Pink, red you name it)
* Anime ( Should be called manga, but whatever.)
* Fan art ( Not any fanart, it has to be from popular shows or animes. Tetris won´t do)
* Photography - Cats, nude girls and landscapes.* Photo manipulations - Take a picture of the girl make her look like she has the head of a dog, you have done art :D

Ok Nifty you have started to get the idea how this place works? Just remember Pageviews does not show how great artist you are. If people pay for you´re art, it just shows somebody drops by to see it. But many has an different opinion in it
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Pageviews and Popularity - The real deal.
Be an artist, not a number.
Many members of the artistic community here on DeviantART were shocked by a recent popular news article about how to become popular. I won't link to it because that would be foolish - but the mentality behind it was pageview orientated and made a 'mockery of all that deviantART stands for'.
So - to spell it out for everyone on DeviantART whos ever wanted more pageviews, I went to my nearest and dearest ' popular' artists and asked them what they thought about popularity and statistics.
The answer? They don't give a damn...
Your page views won't help you progress as an artist, and that is what you should be on this art site for.. the art..
Page views can be a feel good thing - I won't deny that - but it does not reflect how much your actual art is viewed, how sucessful or popular your art itself is, or even how popular you are.
Using cheap tactics as described in the article it is easy to generate high numbers of page views even with an EMPTY gallery.
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Why The Staff Is Wrong About Tracing
Friends at deviantART, here is the article that was part of the inspiration to create this club. Before you can understand this article you'll need to have read it.
While I have the utmost respect and appreciation for the job that the CEA team does, I was shocked, disgusted, and incredibly disappointed when I came across the aforementioned article. I've been a member of deviantART for quite some time and I remember the days before all this tracing nonsense was allowed.
Given recent events which I will not directly link to, but I'm sure many of you know what I'm talking about- it's hard for me to believe that the staff is still turning a blind eye to tracing, still letting this farce go on. In the past few months there have been several incidents related to tracing that have caused large stirs in deviantART, and I thought it would perhaps become clear that a lot of people are angry. It's not just a few people. Remember the uproar
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Tracing- Art or Not? Opinions...
So, I was wondering what most people's view on tracing is. Now, I have my own opinions about the subject, but for the purpose of this article I'm just going to post the facts and ask for you, the people's, opinions. I'm seriously looking for multiple points to the argument, different views, and maybe a bit of understanding from both sides so that I can better understand.
The facts:
DA's policy on art:
"Respect Your Fellow Artists
As a vibrant and growing art community deviantART welcomes all kinds of original artworks; but we MUST insist that the artwork which you submit be your own original works.
Your deviations must be your own original creations and you may only use resources which are considered legitimate and legal. Submissions which make use of works without proper permission or licensing by the original author will be removed as they come to the attention of the staff. This policy applies to all Deviation submissions, Scrapbook entries, and the preview images used for written s
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Oscar by oni-ramen-fox Oscar :icononi-ramen-fox:oni-ramen-fox 7 10 504 by evy-and-cats 504 :iconevy-and-cats:evy-and-cats 631 67 Tiger x Sakura by Shinomori-Misao Tiger x Sakura :iconshinomori-misao:Shinomori-Misao 9 31 Fluffy 2008 and Omake by EV133 Fluffy 2008 and Omake :iconev133:EV133 38 29 Wagner by P-H Wagner :iconp-h:P-H 43 20 Dragon VII by hypnothalamus Dragon VII :iconhypnothalamus:hypnothalamus 6,806 898
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Six Good Reasons To Not Trace
We here at stop-tracing have heard the excuses. This time, instead of knocking down the arguments that support tracing, I present to you reasons to not trace.
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1. Tracers don't improve.
Tracing is a really really good way to learn how to... um... trace.
Any good art teacher will tell you this- it's simply not a good way to learn. So many professionals, teachers, drawing books, and so on and so forth will tell you one key thing: "draw from life."
It helps. It looks like it's hard, but it does help immensely, and it's not so hard once you train your hand and eye to work together. When you're tracing, you aren't thinking. Your hand and eye aren't really working together. You're just mindlessly going over the lines. You're being a human Xerox machine.
Some people think that tracing helps you "get a feel" for how to draw the human body- this is simply not tru
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Vector traced anime

It has been a pet-peeve of mine for a very long while now, and as much as I've tried ignoring the problem but it doesn't seem to be getting any better, and frankly I am very confused about dA's rules concerning the matter. As far as I can see the rules seem to be in contradiction with other rules of DeviantArt.
I am talking about Vector tracing.
I had written a journal entry regarding this matter some time ago and there was some confusion as to what I was really getting at.
I am sick and tired of searching the Deviant Art archives for certain anime titles only to receive literally hundreds of Vector drawings that are nothing more than traces of either official art, screenshots or magazine scans. I am not referring to Vector tracings of photographs, or things sketched by hand first, or collaborations where one person drew the image and another person vectorized it. I am referring specifically to vector traces of anime scree
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'I can't draw!' and Other Lame Excuses F
The excuses are used over and over and over. They're the "Dog Ate My Homework" of tracers.
At a glance, some of them might seem like valid arguments, but in the end, there is no excuse for art theft.
So, here are the top ten excuses for tracing- and the reasons that they don't work.
1. "I don't know how to draw."
Obviously not, or you probably wouldn't be tracing- but have you thought of learning? There are tons and tons of resources on the internet. Schools and colleges and other places offer drawing classes. You can find books in the library or bookstore or art shop about drawing. There's a wealth of information out there- this really isn't an excuse.
"But I can't learn to draw! It's too hard!" Yes, you can. How many thousands and thousands of artists are there in the world? So many people manage it. It is not easy, but it's not impossible.
2. "I changed parts of it, so it's mine."
Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a "change 30%" la
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Merry Christmas
I had a goddamn ear infection that lasted for more than 10 days, where even after the swelling has settled down, I still feel feverish and it lingers.
I'm not sure if I'm 100% recovered but I can't think about drawing anything.
I don't even know what to draw for New Year, since it's the Year Of The Pig and I have no idea.

I notice that I totally have not updated anything for the whole year and I'm really frustrated about it, due to being busy about other things.
I hope I can submit more drawings next year.
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I am still drawing using traditional pencil & ink, while a lot of others have went with 100% digital.

Are there any benefits to using traditional methods or is it better to go 100% digital?

For me, I draw my works with traditional methods but coloring is digital.
Let's say you're in the middle of a long project, like maybe making a game or a 30-page comic.

But while you're busy doing the heavy stuff, you don't update your website.

Do you go out of your way to do some stuff just to have them posted to keep your galleries filled or continue focusing on the current project?

Some might suggest "show previews of your current project" but what if I want to keep it a secret until the very end?
If I'm doing comic pages all by myself (no assistants), I wonder which is the better order:

- Draw all pages first and revisit the pages for inking.

- Draw and ink as you go.
At the risk of sounding like a veeeeery life-like spambot, I wanna know which service is best if you wanna stream anime.

Should I go for Netflix or Crunchyroll?
What are the pros and cons for each of these service?

Are there any other services out there I should know of?

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Goldsickle
Rene
Malaysia
Current Residence: Malaysia
Favourite style of art: Japanese comics & animation style
Operating System: Windows XP
Personal Quote: "Quick Time Events is the cancer of the video game industry"
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  • Playing: DmC: Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
  • Drinking: Iced Tea
Wow.

I hope I can submit more art than before this year.

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AloisAgost Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018
2019 is fast approaching, so it looks like your Chinese New Year pic with Lisa and Akiko will be on its way as well.  This year is going to be a challenge since it's going to be the year of the pig.  You've probably already got a design in mind, but in case you have artist's block I have a few ideas.
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1.  A Legend of Zelda theme featuring Ganondorf in his boar form (I can already imagine some Link and Zelda cosplays for Lisa & Akiko)
2.  A farm theme with Lisa & Akiko in straw hats and overalls tendering to the cute piglets.
3.  The theme that makes everything taste better: BACON!
 Bacon, Fresh n' Crispy 
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Goldsickle Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2018
I was thinking of a Zhu Bajie pic but I already did a Sun Wukong-themed art with Akiko and Lisa.
I thought of making a completely unrelated original character posing as Zhu Bajie.

If I can't make it for January 1st, maybe Chinese New Year.

Plus as I mentioned in my Christmas pic, I was sick for more than 10 days.
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AloisAgost Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018
Please don't rush it.  A good artist should take the time to make sure their work is perfect in their eyes.  That's the difference between a professional and well...Sonic 06.
What Even. 
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lh1200 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018  Professional Artist
Do Make Sweetie Belle (Equestria Girls) And ride the Bikini for Eddy (Ed ,Edd n Eddy) Plasse Thanks
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DLPP Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Great gallery.
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Goldsickle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018
Thanks.
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DLPP Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018
You Are Welcome 
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AloisAgost Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017
It's getting to be that time of year again.  Have you given any thought into your Chinese Zodiac Lisa & Akiko pic?  It's the year of dog this time and there's plenty of things you can do with that ranging anywhere from a "Dog Days" anime reference to even a werewolf theme if you really want to go out there.  But it's your choice all the same, and I look forward to seeing it.
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Goldsickle Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
I have something planned but I dunno if it's gonna be good.
It's drafted.
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