I am still here.....
New Artwork - June 2012It has been a while since I submitted work last. That doesn't mean I have not been doing anything. Over the best part of the last year I have been concentrating on learning Illustrator. The artwork projects I have created over this time have been varied, depending on the task I have set myself to concentrate at any given time.
I have explored the uses of colour, shape, paths, and transparencies, to name but a few of the technical tasks I have set myself. I have also have experimented with styles of composition, line drawing in contrast to bold block shapes, highly detailed in comparison to minimalistic artwork, and also the use of Patterns and Textures in vector artwork.
The new artwork I have posted is a selection of work created in Illustrator over the past year. The majority of files are solo efforts and following a single agenda which in most often than not a technical challenge, generally speaking they fairly self-explanatory, the exception being the 'Wormho
Devious Journal EntryHi all.
I haven't been about much over the last couple of months, I have been side tracked again. On the news front I have started an account on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/awstockart/to host my newest photographic exploits.
I am still working on the next version of my website, but it seems to be taking forever. It is far from finished but it is very close to having enough content to publish. That is if I get my act together and stop getting distracted.
August Journal 2011Hi all,
My Internet is fixed at last, I Changed providers. Over the past three months I have still found things to keep me busy. One of the main things I have been doing is redesigning my Personal website and Collating the content to populate it.
I have created some artwork for the site's revamp and I have no plans on posting the new stuff on DA at the moment , but that may change once I have published the site.
Be Back Soon...Hi all,
I am not about at the moment due to internet connection problems. Last week I was down to 47k which is impossible to do anything at all with (slower than a dialup connection). This has been ongoing since the last week of April, and will be resolved soon I hope. It is driving me nuts!
Four engineers later BT has actually accepted that it is a BT problem, which was said by the first engineer may I add. So hopefully I will be back online properly very soon.
On the upside they have changed the master socket (which now separates and filters the ADSL the from the phone line connection at source as it comes into the house), and my router has been upgraded to the newest version, and my connection at the exchange has been swapped and Checked adn is running perfectly. Plus, in the time I have been offline I have hardwired the network in my house, so that the ADSL comes into the house, then is conected straight into a router and then Ethernet.
Thank you my FriendsThank you my Friends
I have not been about much this year,
I have been busy with Projects .
One being my personal website. I am restructuring and changing the base intent for it. I am changing it from a showcase to get employment to more of a personal project. This will leave me to use it more creatively.
I hate seeing sites that have the words Under Construction on every page, this can be very frustrating.
So it will not be UNDER CONSTRUCTION! So I will be leaving my old site running while it is in transition.
As this is going to take some time I plan to implement it in stages, so it will be always a full site. I therefore plan on that the new content/pages will be built up around the old site, as they becoming redundant and be replaced.
So thanks for any faves I have missed, and I would like to note that every comment and fave is appreciated.
News: Best Wishes to all for 2011: Happy New Year - I apologise for any delay in responding to your comments, as at the moment the free time I have available to spend on Deviant Art is limited. -
Over the past couple of months I have been teaching myself Adobe Illustrator. Throughout this process I have been pushing the boundaries of my personal skills in creating Vector Artwork.
I am currently working on several pieces of artwork concurrently at present, each with a separate goal in approaching a technical aspect of vector art. Not only am I approaching this challenge exploring the technical merit of the execution of my work, but also the physiological implications of producing meaningful conceptual art.
In a nutshell, with this new work I am taking the same approach as I would to a traditional painting or pen & ink drawing, not simplifying the image for the constants of the vector, but trying to keep alive the detail and feel of a traditional piece of artwork. Beyond the
New: Through the wormhole - Sorry for any delay in responding to your comments, but I haven't been about much lately. -
Over the past two months I have been working on several pieces of Vector Artwork. I am taking the same approach as I would to a traditional painting or pen and ink drawing, not simplifying the image for the vector, but trying to keep the detail and feel of a traditional piece of art.
Below is one of the works in progress - so you can see what i am up to -
1. 2. 3.
- Exploring work from my past through Vector Illustration. -
An insight to the darkside......................
A perview of the WIP of the next in the series
Main Photograhy Projects for this year: http://nexus35.deviantart.com/journal/33161655/
News: New ProjectAlongside my ongoing photographic project I have began an 'Photo Retouch' project.
The objective of this retouch project is to gain work for my portfolio. Almost all of my photo retouch work in the past have been portrait retouch work for a local photographer and have been done for private commissions and therefore cannot be used in my portfolio.
This project is targeted at portrait and fashion photography, which is an area I intend to explore later down the line with my own photography.
Note:I am open to participate in retouch work in any of these two areas, subject to suitability, on the condition I may use the finished artwork outside Deviant Art on some of my other profiles.
:iconalan-stock-ep: - alan-stock-ep
Samples from my Photography account.
OC Contest Closedis time for a new Contest
Ends on October 26
Draw one or more of my OC´s here
justy by TaSaMaBi
Chess by TaSaMaBi
Luvis by TaSaMaBi
Thorsten by TaSaMaBi
Tom Tom by TaSaMaBi
new OC´s Couples, Siblings
Psina and Nara
Psina and Nara by TaSaMaBi
Protecting yourself from Paypal chargebacksI decided I'd write something on this since it seems to be affecting a lot of my friends and artists I'm close to. I'll start with a few disclaimers.
I am not a finance expert. I have never filed a chargeback nor have I been in a chargeback dispute (fortunately). I have done some research out of both curiosity and out of desire to help out the community a bit. This is going to be quick(ish) and summarized. I'm also going to be changing some things to the way I sell as well (obviously).
This journal isn't about what to do in a chargeback dispute but rather, how to set up your sales so that you'll have the upper hand when having to deal with a dispute. I've included some useful links at the bottom for further information!
Regular Payments / ABs
Some believe that Paypal does not help in disputes over digital goods but a policy
Close To You - Lyrics - Sans VersionTHE FLOWERS OF THE NEW AND LAUGHTER OF THE PAST,
THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL LIKE YOU, BEAUTY UNSURPASSED!
GONE WITH A WHISPER, YOU FALL ASLEEP LIKE DEATH,
BREAKING THROUGH THE EARTH, YOUR SMILE SHINES AGAIN!
MY EMPTY GRATITUDE, ANOTHER EMPTY THANK YOU,
I FINALLY LEARNED REGRET, FROM WORDS I'VE ALWAYS SAID.
NEVER MEANT TO SPEAK TO HURT, YET IT HURT TO PUT IN WORDS,
GOODBYE WHEREVER YOU ARE, GOODBYE UNBROKEN HEART.
IN TRUTH I WANT TO FEEL, THE TRUTH I WANT TO SEE,
I'M TRYING TO EMBRACE YOUR DRIFTING HEART AND SMILE!
WHENEVER I BEGIN TO FEEL THE BURNING TEARS OVERFLOWING FROM MY EYES,
I KEEP ON LOOKING FORWARD AT YOU, HOPING THAT YOUR LIGHT WILL NEVER PASS ME BY!
I WONDER WHAT THE STARS THAT SPARKLE IN YOUR EYES ARE HIDING FROM MY MIND,
HIDING FROM MY OPEN HEART AND FROM YOUR OPEN HEART!
TOGETHER, YOU AND I WILL ALWAYS BE ALIVE, CONNECTED, CLOSE TO YOU I'LL STAY!
AS LONG AS I CAN HOLD YOUR HAND AGAIN AND AGAIN, FOREVER, I WILL FIND MY WAY!
YOU MAY NEVER ANSWER BACK MY CALL BUT YOU SMILE AT ME WITH
Great book for learning about pixel artI read through this a while ago and have been meaning to plug it here since I've always found good pixel art guides hard to come by and this was super helpful to me!
This book is very thorough and goes from how pixel art was originally made for old games (which I've always wondered about and find super interesting) to basic pixel art concepts and on to more advanced subjects including animation! I learned some new stuff and it clarified other things I knew about but didn't really have a clear understanding of. It's also very visually oriented so there's a lot of clear examples of the concepts covered.
There's also a free preview available here if you want to check that out first -
[s] geno brigade [taking activity rolls 05/14]New alt payment: All genos unless otherwise listed are now worth one activity roll each.
Explores, cavings, and large prey hunts are preferred; I'll accept diving too. Must be completed in around two weeks.
Long Island Larabee 36341 x Rhea 39547
Can carry John brown from dam.
2) Female, Natural Mane
Average - Healthy
Marked collared cream seal sable brown with accents, bearmarks and flecking
4) Male, Natural Mane
Average - Healthy
Marked collared cream seal sable brown with accents
Commission info (CLOSED)
Thank you so much!
📅 I work on commissions from Monday to Friday.
(Almost all day, unless I have to leave home to do something)
Saturday and Sunday I will work on personal drawings (or I will just rest)
To follow the process of your commission, you can access my Trello page:
Before commissiong me, please read the Terms of service.
What can i draw:
Any other kind of animals/closed species.
(If you have any doubt just ask me if I can draw your character)
What I WON'T draw:
Icon commissions OPEN
Each one is 6$
animated (head boop) 8$
the limit you can buy is 3 until they are all finish you may buy more
You must always pay before i start.
Reading Visual Novels Using AGTH/TA/ATLAS/ITH:icononewithrussiaplz::iconsaysplz:Greetings!
This tutorial will explain to you how to read (almost any) Visual Novel in English without prior Japanese knowledge using Translation Aggregator, AGTH or ITH, and ATLAS. These programs do not modify the games files, so they should be safe to use without causing issues with developers.
I will begin with a short explanation as to what these programs are, followed by steps on how to set them up and finally some extra tips and tricks you could use to further the translations!
Feel free to ask questions through comments. Just keep in mind that I'm no expert at these programs and I myself used a tutorial to understand the basics of the programs, so I may be unable to answer some questions. Most links I supply will take you to the developer forums where you can download and ask questions about the specific program. No better help than the kind that comes from the ones who made it!
You can also scroll to the bottom for links to other tut
COMMISSIONS (on hold)
How to order:
Use commission widget with description of your order (for points), note or comment (for PayPal)
You could withdraw your request anytime, until I accept it.
But when it was confirmed, that means I started to draw and there is no way back.
Payment: Points / PayPal
Read this before paying:
Crayon chibi - 2000 or 21 USD for character