Why equipment doesn't matter all that muchOh god, I wanted that Wacom Intuos tablet so badly.I was 16 years old at that time. I had already seen so much amazing art on the internet for the last few years. Digital art, to be precise. And I wanted to be able to do that as well. I had a computer, I had installed Photoshop. The only thing that I didn't have was money. I was completely broke. Note: it's 2004 we're talking about, here. 10 years ago (yeah, I'm old) when computers still costed a fortune and one almost had to take an extra mortgage in order to be able to pay a tablet. Back then, the average Intuos tablet costed as much as the average computer; a whole damn lot of money.I had already been drawing for years, back then.I occasionally scanned my drawings. But as my scanner was utter crap (all scanners where, back then), my preferred medium was pencil (that never does well with scanners) and I wasn't that good with adjusting colors in Photoshop... most of my drawings ended in utter digital disappointment.
Commission - Approach and Pricing GuideDo you do commission work? Do you have trouble to get customers in order to buy commissions from you? Or Are you in a dilemma to set your own "competitive" commission price?If your answer is "yes" to any of the above questions then you are at the right place! Today, I'll tell you (or at least give you a better idea) how to start up with your commission work and setting up the right price.A little introduction about myself: I am a hobby-driven artist who mainly deals with CSS coding and graphics designing (now) in deviantART. As a profession I am currently employed as an online marketing professional who looks after two leading online gaming brands. I like to help people customize their pages and support them to be a better artist in deviantART.Having given my short introduction let us first understand that why most of us face a lot of trouble to get commission work or worst, to set up the "right" price for their service.To my surprise, in a
Marketing Materials For ArtistsEDIT: Well butter my biscuits, some of my gifs disappeared into the interwebs. I'll remedy this soon!It’s no secret that us artists aren’t great at selling ourselves. The creative process is so much work it’s easy to assume that your work will be able to sell itself. Sometimes it can, but that’s not usually the case. Even if you aren’t interested in going commercial with your career (and there is absolutely nothing wrong with going that route), it is important have professional materials to present to clients, employers and galleries. If you aren’t interested in being “full time” with selling your artwork, I think it would still be good to consider putting together marketing materials as a means of creating good client relations.This journal will include a number of things you may need in marketing yourself, but also if you are applying to art schools or for various jobs in art. I would also like to note that you d
Literature Preview Images - What Can I Use?Hello, everyone!Using a preview image for literature is something that can be a good creative addition to your piece.However, there are some rules that go along with it.:faq63:What sort of things can I use for Preview images?Preview images which were created using your own resources and your own efforts are most appropriate for use; you should not simply 'take' images which belong to other creative people without first getting their permission. Otherwise all preview images must abide by the deviantART terms of service as well as all other relevant policies.Simply saving a random picture you found online without obtaining the artist or photographer's exact permission is against the rules of dA. More so than that, it is also unfair to the person who originally created the piece. Simply saying "I got this image from here" and providing a link.If you didn't ask the person and they did not say yes, then please do not use the image. This could can put deviants in trouble as wel
Protesting SOPA ~ January 18th Internet BlackoutDo you like DeviantART? How about YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, and much more?Then SOPA and PIPA have the power to effect you drastically. These bills will take away your freedom to use the internet and go to the websites you love.As a protest of #SOPA and #PIPA (The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act) two pieces of legislation that are up for debate once again on January 18, 2012, I will not be online.This applies to everyone! Share this message as much as you can and don't allow your freedoms to be stolen away.These bills are not dead. Even gigantic websites like Wikipedia and Tumblr are taking part. However, this doesn't mean that you shouldn't take part; this movement needs you.Like TimberClipse said..."A number of people are asking why this is important. It is first off important to remember that one of the reasons I am sharing this on deviantART is dA is one of the websites that SOPA could seriously hurt. As is YouTube. Facebook. Wikipedia.
Stock Use Feature: JuneI am afraid that there are some missing Please, if you don't see your work from last month here, just comment and I will add it- I was so overwhelmed by all the stock use photos that I might have missed some or some got lost while arranging.Enjoy the feature!PHOTOMANIPULATION Contemplation by JiaJenn31 Melancoly by randallbuddy Ugly 02 by dushka2001 In the mist by KangTengri Lost Princess by rysaaCheshire signature ~ by TheShadowOfTheFrostArchipelago-Szigetvilag by ladyjudinaPeter Pan_9 by ladyjudinaruined city ver2 by kennykhh Pzycho Killer by Art-Has-SoulScary Night by kennykhh Cascadia by OAKANSHIELD Daydreaming to Music. by chelsmith18The Ultimate Sidekick by anxDesigns Guiding Angel by kennykhh Sacrifice by artaquilus Leap of Faith by AndyDW AT - RAY by daughterofeast Lost by ColoBtchWTF by mylittleponiesinrlRubber Dusk by GalenValleSimply by LucMac1 Clock by puppet-soulwelcome to wonderland by TheShadowOfTheFrost Into the Dark by Eisblume:thumb3757110
Personal thoughts I want to share.Portfolio Golden Nights Pixiv Twitter TumblrDoujinshi Store Commission FAQJOURNALOn 10th September, my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer and metastasis on other organs. She left us
Forest Queen Contest!G'day everyone!Everyone loves a contest (I did a poll ) so, it is time!FOREST QUEEN CONTEST! This is a contest for Visual Artists (sorry stockers, next time I promise ). There will be 4 winners:Photo manipulation:- Judges' Winner- Deviants' Winner*Other Visual Arts (ie. Digital drawing, watercolors, traditional drawing etc.):- Judges' Winner- Deviants' Winner** Deviants' Winner will consist of the ten top images selected by the judging panel (excluding Judges' Winners) and each section will be made via a public poll for one week.Rules- You must use at least one of my 'Forest Queen' stock images in the art work (the 45 images to chose from can be found here: http://kirilee.deviantart.com/gallery/42321615 )- You must follow rules of all stocks and resources used (including my own)- You may enter up to two timesDue Date: 31st March, 2013Prizes<
HeLp deviantArtHello there, we want to bring to your attention a serious problem that troubles Our Community (deviantArt) for a long time: ART THEFT. Among the loving members of dA there are people that disregard our work and steal our art and we, as a Group, encountered this problem several times before deciding to write this blog. We need you to take attitude and fight against these people because we need to protect our friends, our community and ourselves! Remember, this could happen to any of us (or probably already happened and we don't even know about it yet).As a Group, We Are Against Art Thieves so they will get Banned from AllArtSupport.If you know any deviant that is stealing other's works, leave a comment here or on lintu47's journal with its name and if possible, the stolen work with a link back to the original one, so we could expose them and let the world know what kind of people they are.We will give you a list of known Art Thieves::iconxxxdemonzxxx:
Want To Sell...I would like to sell one heart,Slightly used-- Small cracks-- Working condition.I would like to sell one heart,To someone who would hold my hand--A hand rough and worn--from writing and horseback riding.A hand whose fingers are crooked and turned--from saxophone playing and xbox gaming.I would like to sell one heart,To someone who would kiss my cheek--A freckled cheek--from genetics and the childhood sun.A red cheek--from a natrually tomatoe red complexion.I would like to sell one heart,Just carve the bloody thing out of my chest and be done with it, already.I would like to sell one heart,Really, I won't even sell it... I'll pay someone to take it.(Unless someone would actually l
I won User's Choice~! Thanks so much everyone!!http://www.filmskillet.com/contestsoh my god, I actually didn't expect to win anything, really @__@;;~ I'd already given up in my heard to be honest, hahaha;; because, well, there's another user who has a lot of friends xD;;~ but oh my god, you guys are so awesome for helping ;A;~!!Seriously, i cannot thank everyone enough./////>___A
CONTEST on Soulcollectors is open ...[more prizes]The February is coming to an end and March gives cause for hope on the spring. The nature wakes up slowly, and in the air smell is a spring.After the long winter, spring is one of the welcome seasons.The world becomes more beautiful with each day!So also the theme for our competition..."Colors of Spring" :iconyellowdancingflower:Spring is associated with ...Trees and lawns get fresh green, crocus, tulips and daffodils bloom and all what you want. Bright colours of yellow, orange, red, blue and green.Let your thoughts flow and be creative...RULES You must be a member of the :iconSoulcollectorS: The following categories are admitted...Traditional Painting and DrawingDigital Painting and DrawingPhotographyPhotoManipulation and Mixed MediaFractale, 3D and Collage Only ONE entry per member is allowed. Your deviation must be new and original for this contest. All works must be submitted between 24th Feb