Some thoughts I want to share...I have always been attracted to drawing, but it has in fact never been my biggest passion in life. My income is not from art actually. Whenever I get ideas, I often want to visualize them. Sometimes I draw just to make myself calm and live in my own world. My first encounter with digital art was in 2009 when I went to a media school. I thought it was awesome and there were so many people in my class who were mindblowingly skilled at drawing with graphics tablet. Before this, I had never really taken the art of drawing seriously, hell, I didn't do it before early 2013, no joke. My first ever digital drawing was an awkward-looking Mongolian Death Worm(sorry, I don't have the picture anymore). My second or third drawing was the BioAlien, which you can find in my gallery. It was strange to use colors and don't stare at a paper. I didn't have any experience with colours or anything, so it was a brutal transition.
Thank you!This week is a week of thank yous.
[6/13/17 UPDATE] Alternative Art WebsitesUpdate* This is the last time I'll be updating this journal, since DA FINALLY
Dear deviantART...I am refusing to use the rebranded name because, I'm annoyed about the rebrand. I'm annoyed about your direction, your lack of focus in key areas and your lack of communication. I said I'd never be a bitter former staff member, but it seems that I am.
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The Making of Pepper
Become a better artist
To improve and become really good at art. Isn't that what all of us, artists, secretly wish for? That we, one day, become as good as the idols we've looked up to.
Well, we can't be all born with mad talent. But there are certainly ways to speed up the process for you! In the journal here, I listed some tips and tricks that helped me getting to the point where I am now. I thought I'd share them with you. And maybe you can add to the list. I'm always willing to learn.
Give up on being a mangaka -- or hold more realistic expectations
Admit it. Most of us here started drawing manga because we liked the style at a certain point. How awesome would it be to one day become a pro in that field. A real manga artist (or mangaka, like they say in Japan)! The truth is... becoming a mangaka isn't that easy. It it were, many more people would be one. First of all, mangaka's live in Japan. That's the only country with a manga industry big enough to actually ha
Game Of Thrones: Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
A very small man can cast a very large shadowby RobotDelEspacio
How can I become a better artist?
Whether you are just starting out as an artist or you feel like your progress has stalled, these tips and suggestions from various DA members may help you to continue moving forward. I've paraphrased and edited in some cases to showcase the tips that I found particularly insightful.
For inspiration, check out Mindcandyman on conceptart. Look at the first couple of pages of his sketchbook (2002) and then jump to about page 40 (2004) to see how far someone can progress in about 2 years (and beyond): http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=870&page=41
Studying realism would be a good first step. Even if you want to work in, say, a comic book style, you need to have a handle on realistic drawing. Knowing realism will help you improve your drawings a lot. Let's say you want to get better at dragons, you could study lizards and snakes for the body structure and birds and bats for wing structure. Dinosaurs as well, but those are a little hard to find nowadays.
When I started out on DeviantArt, I used to be one of those artists that thought I could never do art properly.
I'll start saying that I spend most of my childhood getting only little encouragement.
My parents were, like many other parents, convinced that art wasn't that much of a useful skill since it's nearly impossible to earn money with -- and would've liked it if I spend my time doing something more useful instead. At school I was that pathetic kid without friends. Creative, yet very introverted. The one that gets bullied in the schoolyard. Needless to say; it was rare to find people saying something nice about me, and it was even more rare to find someone actually encouraging me.
Back then, I used to believe that I was alone. I initially signed up to DeviantArt to find people with similar interests. But it happened to change my mind along the way. When I came into contact with other artists, I came to realize that there were in fact many people just like me. People th
ART COMPETION! + Donation Rewards
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Well, in simple, i'm having a contest.
Im looking for drawings of the adopts I have at the moment as I really don't want them to go to waste!
Anyway, my tablet broke so I couldn't make a reference sheet for any of them, but now that you are here then I can get start ^^
I kind of went a bit crazy buying adoptables and i've ended up with more than I thought i would get.
The contest will end on Sunday, the 25th of May.
What you have to do:
Draw any of my many characters I've adopted in any style you like, they will be listed at the bottom of this journal.
You may draw as many as you like in one entry, but be aware that I will also be rating you on links, so if you just add all the characters on my list to your drawing then you might get a lower rating.
You can make as many entries as you like, but only one may place in the rankings, so i'm basically ranking