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Art History Interview with Cryptid-CreationsArt History Week
Art History Week with Cryptid-Creations
Hi Cryptid-Creations! How long have you been doing your art? How did you start?
Hi, my name is Piper Thibodeau. I've always been interested in art ever since I was a child, I was a compulsive doodler, but I started to really focus my energy on it about 5 years ago. The kind of art that I focus on career-wise is character designing and visual development art --basically the pre-production stage of animated films and games.
What do you know about the origins of your art genre?
I've yet to work in a studio myself, but from my understanding so far --preproduction art is vital to these industries both because it gives a scope into the project's budget and it allows the team to visualize their ideas before it hits the shelves or cinema. A lot of it needs to be fast and unpolished because ideas quite often get recycled. There's hundreds of scrapped character designs and painti
Art History Interview with MagicnaAnaviArt History Week
Art History Week with MagicnaAnavi
Hi MagicnaAnavi! How long have you been doing your art? How did you start?
Well, like most artists, I've always loved to draw, my school books always had a bunch of random doodles in them, but I never thought anything of it. The first serious artwork I did was a fan art piece of a character from MMO game Guild Wars. The world of Guild Wars was beautiful, and after looking over the concept art from Daniel Dociu, Kekai Kotaki, and others, I was left in awe of their skill. But of course I knew I would never try to do the same thing they did. I wanted to make something a bit different, represent those same characters in a bit different style. That is why I turned to find inspiration from some other artists, their styles closer to what I had in mind for my own. Almost 5 years have passed since that first GW fanart, and I still love to try and bring other characters to life with my work.
Art History Interview with BastardPrinceArt History Week
Art History Week with BastardPrince
Hi BastardPrince! How long have you been doing your art?
I've been making art seriously since about 2004. That was when I first picked up a pen/pencil with the intent to become "an artist".
How did you start?
I think I was just inspired by what I saw on the internet and on getting feedback for it. I started by studying what I saw. Trying to apply what I could see to my own art, without any formal education.
What kind of art do you do?
I'm kind of a jack of all trades. I've been a concept artist and book illustrator before, and I've painted pictures for people. But these days I concentrate on manga and sculpting. I'm more into manga now because I have full control of the projects, and I can tell a story with it.
What do you know about the origins of your art genre?
Art History: IntroductionArt History Week
Art History Week 22nd - 28th September
Art History was a Project started by the Community Relations Team in 2011. It's aim was to engage the community by looking at the origins and beginnings of the art we all so passionately love today.
As a Team, it's easy for us to become insular and confined within the galleries we moderate and the genre-communities we support. When in reality our passion and knowledge stretch to other realms of the artistic universe, often from school days or independent education we've searched for. The same is, I'm sure, for the wider community.
Frequent authors of articles include: KovoWolf Peter-The-Knotter Talty lintu47 Kaz-D STelari
This meant we wanted to open it to everyone: all members of dA and irrelevant of your current profession or specialisation. If you're knowledgeable and confident on a topic then the stage is yours
Remembering LaurenLauren Bacall
September 16th 1924 - August 12th 2014
Beautiful Actress known for The Big Sleep, Key Largo, Dogville, To Have and Have Not
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall by lorenzowalkes Lauren Bacall by klimbims
Lauren Bacall by RMS-OLYMPIC Lauren Bacall by pin-n-needles Lauren Bacall. Minimal Realism by IleanaHunter Lauren Bacall by Abracadabra-91
The Pinup & Glamour Community misses you
Art History - Get Involved!Our first Art History week will run from 22nd - 28th September
projecteducate is the new home of ArtHistoryProject, bringing you the two fabulous communityrelations Projects in one exciting place!
What's Art History?
Art History explores the origins and beginnings of all the various art genres we love today. Art History covers all genres and artists, from Painting to Poetry, Sculpture to Sewing and all that's in between!
Are you mad about Michelangelo? Crazy for crotchet? Dippy for Dali? Or passionate about Poetry?
Then we want to hear from YOU!
What do I need to do?
Pick the artist / movement / genre you want to feature. A PhD in your chosen subject is not a requirement, you simply need to write an article about them/it
Upload your article to Sta.sh
Contact the Group with your chosen subject and we'll take it from there!
PracticeBy now everybody already knows that becoming a good artist doesn't come from talent alone. On contrary; talent is a myth. Like the famous quote goes: "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration". Meaning so much that even with a good idea and a bright mind, you still have to work your ass off in order to achieve something. While this makes mad skills available for basically everybody, I still hear many people complain about practice being a rather boring thing, or about them practicing a lot but still getting nowhere.
So I thought; Oh well... Why no article about practice?
Conscious vs unconscious practice
First of all lets divide practice in roughly two types. You have the conscious type of practice. This is the kind of practice in which you're sitting down and thinking to yourself "Hell yeah! I'm gonna draw some <subject> today to get better at this!". And then there's the unconscious type of practice. The type of practice that is often more playful an
600 POINT GIVEAWAY (PRIZE DOUBLED)
Hi Everyone! Since Fall's coming around,
I figure now would be a good time to host a quick giveaway!
THE PRIZE HAS NOW BEEN DOUBLED TO 600 POINTS
I made it onto dA's front page! ;v;
I'm doing a giveaway to help draw some traffic to my page as well! It's very VERY hard to get ahead on dA, and I really have no other options ;x;'
I'm a good artist, so please check out my gallery! ; ;
Favorite this Journal entry! ( +1 Number )
Once you favorite, leave a comment saying you did, and I'll assign you a number!
1 MONTH PREMIUM GIVEAWAY!!!Guys, we have just reached 3000 pageviews!!! :iconomgcatplz: Amazing!!
The people who stalk my profile (especially my welcome-custom box ;D) may already know
that my premium giveaway starts @ 3000 pageviews~
I'm so happy~
Only one winner~
1 Month Premium Membership
Be a watcher!
Fav this Journal!
Leave a comment and tell me that you're joining!
Giveaway ends on sunday, 5th October
The winner will be chosen through random.org
New watchers are more than welcome!
Just to clear up some thing
Art and value of timeDear, deviantart fellow artists
Our lives go by so fast and the time for what we really want to do is limited. So, how to wisely value our time, how to make the best of every single day and keep on creating?
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
Sort what are the most important things you need to do as soon as possible and start with that. Make a list with what needs to be done and sort them by how necessary it is to do them, how much time it will aproximately take and how the result could impact your life. We have to make constant sacrifices in order to achieve our goals - instead of watching that useless youtube video, instead of checking e-mail and social media sites all the time, instead of whining that there is no time, but actually using what we have - everyone of us have 24h in a day, the difference between
[RAFFLE] Free Couple/Duo Sketches!It's been a while since I've did something like that!
SO, let's start with a new raffle!
What could you win?
I need to collect more experience to draw two people do something together.
So I need your Couples or a Duo/Friends/siblings (...).
I'll do maybe a huge sketch batch if I have some more time to sketch, ... so around
10-20 poeple could "win", I think. I'll choose with random.org and If I have a good idea
for a Couple/Duo if I see the references or the describtion! It will be mostly a black and
white sketch but maybe I like to line or color a sketch so, let yourself be surprised!
What do you need to do?
1. Add this Journal to your
2. You need to be a Watcher.
3. Write a Poll or Journal about this Raffle.
4. Leave a comment with a Link to the Poll/Journal.
Trick or Treat Contest 2014Halloween is coming up fast and the Artisan Crafts CV team wants to throw a special contest in it's honor. At the same time, we want to promote the Artisan Crafts Galleries, so all of the entries will have to be categorized as such to be eligible. Please read and follow the rules carefully or your entry may not be entered in time or even disqualified.
The contest starts on September 24th and goes through November 1st 2014.
If your entry does not follow these rules, it will be automatically disqualified!!!
1 Entry per category, maximum.
Artisan Crafts only.New entries only. Entry must be created on or af
Get featured! [feature for points]After some while of experimentation, I'm glad to announce that the feature thing is there to stay.
Over the last half year I've received a lot of positive feedback from both the community and the people that got featured, which inspired me to setup an even faster and fairer method of featuring people on my page. Want to join the fun? Keep on reading. Questions will be answered below.
How does it work?
First find the thumbcode of the artwork you want to feature.
Go to my page, and click the donate button
Make sure to donate a minimum amount of 50 points.
Anything below 50 points will not work!!!
Give the points. Your work will now be featured
(It might take a while. I need to put it up first)
Why would I want this?
The general idea is to give beginning artists the chance to have their artwork featured on my front page. This might se
AKUXBLOSSOM OFFICIALLY CANONLadies and gentlemen, friends and foes, etc:
We are gathered here today in honor of our precious babies, to celebrate a triumph previously unknown to our kind. Yes, the small but devout followers of the cult of Akublossism can now savor the sweet taste of satisfaction knowing their wildest dreams are at hand. I speak of absolution, my friends. I speak of the glory of the massive and indestructible ship we sail, and our conquest of the turbulent waters of the internet to spread our gospel to every fandom-shore.
I speak of endless possibilities, or more specifically, ONE possibility that has been acknowledged by Cartoon Network.
Some of you may be aware of IDW Publishing's new endeavors with Cartoon Network properties. Some of you may even be aware of one such project, Super Secret Crisis War, a work that includes both Aku and Blossom in its plot.
Long have we awaited this day, and at last it has come. Today may it be known that when the disbelieving world looks down upon us as fo
Massive art giveaway!To celebrate my time on dA, my nearly 500 watchers and stuff like that, I've decided to host a massive giveaway of some art by me! I'm sure you want me to get to the nuts and bolts of this giveaway, so here we go.
One Full Painting (with background)! ex.
One Icon! ex.
One portrait! ex.
One Icon! ex.
If I hit 600+ watchers before the end of this event, 3rd Prize is added!
One Icon! ex.
Deadline is the 31st of October. Plenty of time.
Conditions of entry:
You must be watching me.
You must comment on this journal. No comment, no entry.
These two action earn you one (1) entry into the raffle!
A journal entry/poll promoting this raffle will earn you one (1) extra e
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A two-time Community Volunteer for the deviantART Related category, Anne is well-known as a positive, helpful force. She is the community's resident expert when it comes to CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and her personal gallery offers a wide variety of tutorials for new and experienced coders alike. In addition, each winter she hosts a calendar project encouraging members to create Journal designs for all to use, bringing more creativity to the community.
It is with immense gratitude that we acknowledge Anne as the recipient of the Deviousness Award for October 2014. Read More