Animals in Art Week
The power of caricature
By definition, cartoon is a style of drawing that pushes, exaggerates, or otherwise "distorts" a subject in order to bring out its character, make it more expressive and appealing, and convey a certain emotion or message. A caricature is a very powerful way to achieve this: by taking a few elements of a subject and making them more prominent, we convey a specific message about the character we are creating. This applies to creating animal characters as well!
Caricature involves pushing the proportions of the animal's key features in order to make the expression more readable, more "human-like".
I want to thank everyone who has written to me over the last few days. Whether it was positive or negative, I appreciate encountering real passion in whatever form it takes. I wrote what is below in response to a thoughtful comment I received, and felt it might be worth sharing with anyone who comes across my page in the days to come.
Change can be difficult, I really do understand this. It's especially difficult because this update is such a large one. Usually updates are rolled out more incrementally on networks like ours, so the differences are less glaring. Unfortunately the old version of DA did not get this steady diet of modifications over the years, so this redesign feels a little more jarring as we give the site it's first rejuvenation in many years.
We've written personal and public statements saying we're listening to concerns but honestly they mainly fall on deaf ears. I get why too - take an instance where people ask for a change or a feature and we totally agree and
Just a quick heads up that I am planning to close this account soon.
Of course I don't want to completely delete certain works so I will probably make another account where I'll be uploading my newest works (and some older ones that I still intend to keep on this site so people can view them)
The reason is that I'd like to separate my new works from the older ''less serious'' stuff, that's all ^^
Since I'm quite busy these days I'm not sure yet when I'm going to do this.
But of course I will certainly give a notification and post the new account's name here, so those of you who are interested can follow that one.
The new account will contain most of my recent works from the past 1-2 years, plus the comics haha
That's all for now
Stay safe & take care everyone!
This is a guide as to how to commission needlefelted creatures from me and a general overview of the price list. Please read it carefully.
If you have any questions after reading, feel free to note me or leave a comment on this journal.
My needlefelted work is made from high quality wool. The bigger felts will be made from filling wool at the base and then covered with coloured high quality wool.
Most of my creations have a wire armature making them posable to an extent. Very small felts will not have a wire armature.
Needlefelting takes time. The bigger and more complex the felt, the longer it takes. I can give you a
There are people out there whose art I view, but hardly ever comment. This is an appreciation post for them.
: Your characters are always on model. Your art proclaims great care and confidence. Your designs always strike me as distinctive, even when composed of the most basic features.
: I consider it phenomenal how people flock to you. You are an embodiment of positive energy. Your art is pleasant to the eye and your way of being is inspiring.
: I respect your attitude. You have self-respect and are not afraid to raise controversial issues. Your presence is firm and your comic has the maturi
Well- The end of dA Classic is near! :ohnoes: Its gonna be sad seeing the original site go...so many memories, ya know! :) I'm not leaving the site though, I'll still be here! (as much as I reallllly don't like the layout aaaaghhgghhg)
However, I figured I would post up a journal mentioning my other places of art as well! :aww:
I already dont use dA much for my art anymore as of a while ago, but here is where else you can find me on the net! :la: (tiny edit: I know fA is a pretty popular art site too, but I have never had interest in having an account there personally, heh ^^)
So, with the approach of Eclipse in a few days (sounds very ominous) and the fact I've steadily fallen out of love with this site over the last few months, I've decided I'm going to put all of my art in storage, delete all status and journal posts, and stop posting here. It doesn't make me happy anymore, and posting here only gives me anxiety. Saying people can find my art on deviantArt isn't something I can say and be proud of it. I'm not going to be deleting my account, because I still have friends here and comics I follow.
I'm going to try to move my passion of art over to instagram, because I still love sharing my art with people :') If
Moving my characters to someone else to sell <3 Cookiedoart is still selling theirs though!! Check them out, they're all really nice quality and amazing, and she's so nice ; U ;o
Cookiedoart is selling some characters you can offer USD for!! (Some for trades!!) Please ping CookieDoArt (https://www.deviantart.com/cookiedoart) if you'd like to offer on theirs or just comment offering on one and I'll ping them for you!!
Thank you anyone who helped me out <33