Watcher features!I think I am going to wonder through my watch list and feature some people...because honestly you guys are so wonderful :iconhappytearplz: also feel free to suggest people who's art or them in general just need some love!
I have found too many underloved Deviants over the past few days/weeks/years...Share the looovvveeee!
I shall lurk around today and compile my list...:iconplanningplz:
What do you think?I am thinking about making a little build a character comic/book type thingy. Its basically like my tip sheet but it will be in comic/book format. I have already split it into four categories, facial features, hair styles, clothes and body types. Basically its a little reference guide, where you can mix and match features to create your own characters, nothing too heavy or technical. I will also be posting the pages online for free since I don't like the idea of any of my tip sheet/references not being accessible.
What do you think?
I also want to get into graphic design/pictorial design so designing stuff like this is always good practice too! ^u^ and great for portfolios!
I think I can draw again!I think I might be getting my creativity back( not sure if anyone has notice...but I have hardly drawn anything for months :iconcryforeverplz...I guess its just that maybe I felt like all the stuff I was watching was getting stale ( either the anime/manga wasn't worth watching anymore considering the latest chapters e.g Naruto/Bleach..etc or the Anime was so short that I had explored most of the possibilities already e.g Death Note) I need new stuff! Avatar is amazing...Its quite childish in places but its light hearted and has a plot that progresses and has a deeper meaning etc. And the characters are adorable! specially Appa...Omg he is so cute. Oh and too the the countless droves of people who are asking me if I have been living in a cave my whole life and why haven't I watched Avatar before? Its because I don't really like cartoons...weird I know.. considering I watch anime/manga. I am suuupppeerrr picky, I won't watch anything that doesn't look interesting or to my tastes. We al
Blah blahI should have Avatar TLAB finished today...then I shall move on to Legend Of Korra...I am so excite! I wanna post more artwork but I have to work...:icontearplz: I am just going to draw all the moments that I found the most epic /heart breaking / hilarious etc. Like the therapy session on the beach with Zuko and Azula etc...that was hilarious and sad at the same time
:iconAzulaplz: :iconsaysplz: Mom thought I was a monster...which was true ofcourse but it still hurt"
:iconohyouplz: Oh that Azula...she is so crazy.
Also more Sokka love! because he is soooo adorable! AND TOPH! she needs more love! and she is adorable too..okay THEY ALL ARE! :iconimdyingplz:
QuQ:iconcryforeverplz:...4th Daily Deviation...my heart! I I I AM SO HAPPY! Hugs for everyone! :iconsupertighthugplz:
A big thankyou to ^WillowXD!
Actually this pic was quite an interesting one, I actually sold it to a Japanese smart phone game company ^^! ( ITs none exclusive so I still have copyright myself)
5 yearsToday marks my 5th wonderful year on DA....wow.... that is a pretty long time isn't it :iconamgplz: Well anyway I just want to say thankyou to my watchers and I am infinitely grateful for all your feedback and critique! To those who have been following me for those 5 years or however long you have been watching...kudos for not getting sick of me
I love you all!
And tell me how long you have been here?
What is considered copyright infringement?Due to the growing concern...I have had a lot of people ask me what is considered piracy and what isn't. Things to consider is the Millenium Copy Right act and fair use laws. Funny enough a while back I would have liked a law like SOPA because it would hold a site liable for letting its users plagiarize my artwork. E.g a while back a group on Facebook took my work and refused to credit me, I contacted Facebook and they said they would remove the work, then the admins of the page said they would change it to a private setting so I couldn't access the site and see if my work was still being used without my permission. SOPA would have been useful but now I see that with such power as to hold an entire site liable for a bunch of users actions is dangerous because it can be abused. Also how would you feel if someone like me closed down a huge public web site because a few where taking something of mine? I have learned not to care when my stuff is uploaded elsewhere and shared. I don't mind
So you thought SOPA/PIPA was bad?Here comes ACTA! http://www.stopacta.org/about.php ACTA explained http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=dmQN93NqqDM http://acta.net.nz/what-can-i-do http://www.insidegamingdaily.com/2012/01/20/sopa-and-pipa-may-be-on-hold-but-the-acta-threat-is-calling-from-inside-the-house/
This one is way worse... Also the ACTA will restrict internet. NZ already has the system in place. I talked about it a while ago. The three strike system basically means your internet provider is monitoring what you do and will cut off your internet if they think you are downloading illegal materials.
By the way SOPA and PIPA aren't dead yet, PIPA is being voted on the 24th and SOPA has been delayed as far as I know.
*Edit....Oh shit are you fucking serious! NOT AGAIN! http://www.slashgear.com/sopa-sponsor-has-another-internet-bill-that-records-you-247-20210264/
Stuff is being Deleted*edit*
Reply from the DA staff http://dxd.deviantart.com/journal/OMG-dA-hates-Naruto-264461381
Shit is going down..... :iconkakapoplz::iconkakapoplzplz:
As people probably know by now, there is an influx of deviations being removed by staff. They are either tightening their standards or there is someone going around reporting them ( mainly Naruto based works) I have seen a bunch of the pics that were deleted and I have to say a few of them did not violate DA TOS ( but most of them did and needed to be removed )...Maybe DA hired a new admin lololololol
I am guessing lots of people forgot the 'no aging up characters' rule. Merely stating a character is 18+ isn't enough on DA. The character will remain the age they were when they were first introduced. Honestly I hated this rule in the beginning BUT I understand why the admins did it. Its because there is a lot of stylistic variation and it is difficult to determine whether
Digitally Delicious: February 5thRiver Speed Paint by Happy-Mutt
Inspiration by Zzanthia
Re-Imagine by yuumei
Mayan by Lavah
Kartikeya by K-Koji
The Hill by RadoJavor
Ravel Second Form by SandroRybak
My Neighbor Boletus by Morgainelefee
Spirit Hunt by telthona
I lampa ne gorit... by Lenika86
20130318 by porxys
New Life by O-FON
Chaos by GraphicTravelling Chaos by GraphicTravelling
Out of the Aeons by Noldofinve Out of the Aeons by Noldofinve
Reptile Lord by AlexKonstad Reptile Lord by AlexKonstad
The Mothman Clearing by karlwennergren The Mothman Clearing by karlwennergren
Lich Queen by AdrianDadich Lich Queen by AdrianDadich
Her by Apostolon-IAM Her by Apostolon-IAM
Moon by Olga-Tereshenko Moon by Olga-Tereshenko
Digitally Delicious: January 24thApprehension by BJPentecost
Hymn To Pan by Valyavande
The Avalanche Callers by Starhorse
The Virgin Queen by MARYMARU
La Collectionneuse by theartofTenia
Temple in the sky by Ecystudio
The Fire and Water Sprites by IngridTan
Rainy day by SinteArkras
Hummingfox by Maquenda
Earth by JonHrubesch
Hello beauty by Claire-Lacaes
Vindictus 2 by ddal84
Hollow World Cover by HughEbdy
Advice for ArtistsNot too often, but at least once a month, I spend some time in the forums. I noticed that a popular topic was 'how to become popular on dA' (no pun intended). Here are some suggestions from my end of the spectrum. More on how to become a better artist in general and promote your art more efficiently (but I guess those are the key steps in becoming popular on dA, heh).
1. Post your art in as many places as you can
After posting a deviation, dA makes it easy to post it to other sites. Make an account on pinterest, tumblr, etc. Don't worry if you can't tend to it much, the point is you want your art in as many places as possible. This heightens the chance of people seeing your art, some of these users might even be on dA, as well.
Other suggestions are instagram, artician.
2. Focus on what you're good at
While it's fun to dabble in different mediums, the more mediums you work with, the less time you are spending "mastering" any one of them. I'd say 2
Sins of an ArtistI've been under fire recently for having the audacity to admit publicly that improving my art has never been, and never was, an ultimate goal of mine. Apparently that's like committing some sort of mortal sin in the art community. I've had trouble expressing myself about it too, because brushing off improvement for improvement sake makes me look like I'm uncaring, egocentric, and stubborn. But after a recent post I was given much more clarity in understanding the issue and I wanted to share my thoughts with you.
In the recent exchange I was basically told this: "If doing what you love isn't about dedicating your life to improving your art, you aren't an artist."
Maybe I'm old fashioned, but making art has never been solely about the technical expertise. Even in college, outside the handful of foundation courses you take in freshman year, perfection of the craft is often secondary to concepts and ideas and your ability to evoke feelings and emotions in your audience.
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Extra characters were appearing
Can everyone just..Go tell someone you love them.
Even if it is random & out of the blue.
Even if you feel like a total doofus.
Go tell your friends, family, lover, neighbor, your neighbor's dog, a squirrel.. Go on a love spree.
You never know if it is the last time you'll see them.
If you're fighting with someone, stop. Tell them you love them. You never know if that would be the last time you talk to them.
Make life full of love. Not regrets.
That is all.
Devious Journal EntryI just suffered shock at advice I saw being given to a convention goer of how to keep her energy levels up while at a convention...
- Hold soda in your mouth for a few seconds before swallowing it, as your mouth absorbs the sugars quicker
- Drink OJ with sugar added to it
- Honey sticks
Basically, the advice given was "SUGAR, AND LOTS OF IT!"
I don't know what people are taught about health in the USA, but clearly it's VERY different to the UK. People, PLEASE don't live on sugar at a convention! Not only is it bad for your teeth, but bad for your health, and it's NOT the best source of energy there is!
Eating regularly and healthily, especially wholemeals, will provide you with a much healthier and long-lasting source of energy. Sure, you may get a brief rush from a Red Bull, but you'll have a crash as well. I know none of us take the best care of ourselves at cons, but at least TRY to get in a decent breakfast, lunch and dinner. And drink plenty of water!!
And definitely don't ad
EDIT!Warning: If you receive a note from someone..EDIT: http://orangelightning123.deviantart.com/#/d5a1khd She explains everything for those who might have trouble just going by my own words.
(Sorry for spamming, but I really want to set things straight. I don't like knowing that someone is trying to make my friends and I sound like shit, when we didn't even do anything wrong.)
Hey everyone. This is journal to warn everyone, there is someone who is out there on DA (Making new/fake accounts.) and tumblr, personally messaging our followers (You guys) and telling them things about us (Hannah, Orange, & I). (Idk what "things" but apparently it's not good, and they're trying to make us seem like we are horrid people ((Hannah and I)).)
I didn't really want to post this journal at all, I didn't even want to make this a public kind of thing, but now that the troll has gone and made it public, I have no choice. Everyone agreed that it would be better to
Moving on... CONTEST! WOO!That last journal was a doozie wasn't it? Let's do something fun instead and get our minds out of the muddy waters of art definitions for a minute.
I've been asked to do a mini drawing competition. Kinda like what :iconhumon: just did. So here's a really basic run down of the rules in no way copied and pasted from her journal with minor alterations: j/k
The Drawing Competition:
1. Draw any of TomPreston's characters (SYAC, Alex Ze Pirate, or any smaller groups) in London.
2. Upload the image to your dA gallery.
3. Comment on this journal (or the main Fresh Epics comment box) with a link to your image.
- I'll then +Fav/add to collection it.
- I'll look though the collection and pick the winners.
Winners will get Alex Ze Pirate book 2 and SYAC Book 1, plus posters! YAY!
It should go without saying but parodies, trolling, hate art, or explicit sexual stuff = instant disqualifying. I mean, that should be a given but it needs to be said I suppose.
Deadline: A week from today: May 16th.
DA: Project Cocoon*for watchers and friends only*
so, I'm gonna turn this to my personal DA project
but I'm involving you guys as well
WHAT TO DO?
what do you have to do to participate? simple!
drop a link to your oc
so i can use them for my sketch practice
I'll pick em up randomly each time i want to do some sketch practice
maybe some painting practice too
don't expect much.
go spam this journal!! I command thee!!
GIMME YOUR TREASURE!!
this will be 'links warehouse" journal for me
you can drop as many link as you like as long as it's your own OC
when I'm in the mood, I'll pick some of em like i said before~
WHY THIS PROJECT?
the reason i do this?
simply because I want to hone my skill in drawing, for the sake of my self and my future career
and i hope in the process, I can also make my friends and watchers happy
and this is also to show how grateful I am, because without you guys,
I want to educate some people.I want to educate some people.
If you decide to read, thank you. I hope no one takes offense to this and has an open mind when reading. If you don't read this, fine. Just don't be surprised if you end up doing what I'm about to explain, you get snapped at for it somewhere down the road.
It is common curtousy to not question someone you don't really know. Right?
You're walking down the street and see a gentleman in a wheelchair with cuts and scars all over.
Typical initial reaction: Oh, that person has been through something to make him that way. Try not to stare and continue about your business.
You wouldn't run up to that stranger and ask in their face, "HEY MAN. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU? WHAT ARE ALL THOSE MARKS ON YOUR SKIN? WHY ARE YOU MISSING A LEG? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR ARM? WHY ARE YOU SO WEIRD LOOKING?"
Why would you do it on the internet...?
Is it because it's the internet and you feel like
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WE HAS POO BOX! I MEAN P.O. BOX! AHHH!! ADSGJKHDFHDue to the amazing amount of votes on the poll.(Thank you all ♥) We bought a P.O. box for P.S. for a year.
Here's the address:
P.O. Box 311
(Please don't send food D: We have ppl that are allergic to nuts & such. Plus, the food will melt and die by the time it gets here. LOL If you REALLYREALLY want to send food, it has to be like, actually packaged, and can only be for Ut or myself. Hannah can't take the chance. We're sorry! TDT)
The P.O. box is for:
Journal.exe Stupid title not letting me use backslash aldkfjh--
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[Bullet; Red] I will be doing a live interview in DeviantArt's dAmn Chatrooms on Sunday, July 29, at 7:00PM (Pacific Standard Time).
[Bullet; Orange] During the interview, you will be able to contribute questions and chat freely with other artists in a public room while questions are answered in live-time in a separate, private room.
[Star!] Interviews are held in our dAmn Chatrooms --> http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/AtAChat and http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/ATAInterview ... During an interview, you must be in both chatrooms. One is where you watch the interview, and one is where you ask the questions. Rooms will be open and interview with SilentReaper will be held on Sunday, July 29,
Goals...?I've been thinking about this for a while now. What exactly do I want to do with comics? What are some of my goals? What's the future hold for my stuff? Here are just a couple of stream of conscious thoughts:
I don't want to be big on YouTube, that's for sure. I've never liked getting in-front of the camera, I don't have the time or ambition to work on animations anymore, and I certainly can't crank out videos as fast as some of the big guys over there. It's a huge competition and I just don't want to have anything to do with that. I think my youtube page is marked private and you have to have specific links to view anything. I might make an odd video here or there, but they're most likely just goofy things I do for fun, not for any sort of attention or recognition.
I'm curious about how I should move forward with DA. I think a majority of my haters are outraged that I'm popular on DA and that I'm content with drawing simple cartoons when I'm obviously talented enough to do more comple
BOOK THIEF STILLS ARE OUTBOOK THIEF STILLS ARE OUT ASDFGFDFGHJHGFGHJK
NO NO STOP
I MN HGNNNA CRY
NO NO NO
RUDYY FUCKIN HELL I CANT
LOOK AT HIS LITTLR FACE
LOOK AT HIM AND TRY NOT TO CCRYY
Sorteoooo!!! Raffle!!! :D :D
Hoy comienza el SORTEOOO!!!
Hola amigos, hoy comienza el SORTEO!!!
Esta es una de mis ilustraciones originales, pintada con café y con muchísimo cariño...
Desde Ediciones Babylon se va a sortear entre las personas que hagan un pedido de cualquiera de mis posters, lienzos, libretas, láminas de coleccionista, etc...
Los pedidos deberan realizarse entre el día de hoy, 20 de mayo, y el próximo domingo 26 de mayo, a las 23:59 horas, hora española.
Mucha suerte a todos
Laminas de coleccionista: http://misposters.edicionesbabylon.es/es/374-dibujan
Puntos de libro: http://misposters.edicionesbabylon.es/es/372-d
Hello friends, today begins the raffle!
This is one of my original artwo
I have made a new account!A stock account that is!
I will be posting resources there. Free stock images, I will try making some screentones, colour pallets and photoshop/sai brushes too! All images, tones and brushes will be free for use without crediting etc. ( because its just so tedious OTL) New Zealand has some breathtakingly beautiful skies and sceneries so I will be doing a ton of those too :iconsmilieplz: Stock account can be found here! http://moni158stock.deviantart.com/ Still in the process of uploading stuff but I should have a bunch up very soon
Ohhh! and I am still compiling my feature list! I am so happy with the amount of suggestions you guys gave me! Hopefully some under loved deviants will be getting the love they deserve soon :iconkissyplz: