Self Censorship and Feeling Judged.Im sharing this around because its something I feel extremely strong about. I wont sit idly by and let good artists be strongarmed into feeling jugded, second guessing and self censoring (removing from portfolio) their own work.If you feel that way, my message to you is this:Fellow artists,I received some really troubling PM's today. Please don't feel you need to self-censor your work if you enjoy making pinups / sexy girls. Don't remove it from your folios, and never, ever, second guess what you enjoy spending your free time making. Especially don't feel judged because you appear to not be a champion of a cause of any kind. Regardless of how prominant of an artist you are, or where you work in our industry, your free time, is YOURS. Feel free to express who you are, NOT who other people think you should be.Your eternal friend,Hazardous.
Tapastic PPP for Comic Artists!Hey guys! It was great meeting everyone in San Francisco last weekend!In other news, there's a great new program for comic artists that I would like to share. It's part of Tapastic's Primetime Publishing Program (PPP) that pays comic artists based on the amount of page views they generate. If you are a comic artist, then you can make some extra money doing what you love. If you're not a comic artist, you can still check out all the cool webcomics on Tapastic.com and help support the artists that way Take care!
Free Painting Programs :) (updated Mar. 12)Hi there, finally! I've done all folio for institution!My routine and work ethics is back again ! Yeah.I really apologize for my absent.. T_TI will catch up everything as soon as possible.- - - - - -This journal I decided to make it helpful. (hopefully) ^^If you like to paint digitally, it doesn't matter what program you are using.As long as it is functional enough for you, and you enjoy painting when you use it. ^^I love to try all painting programs, it's like exploring!Though we already know that Photoshop, Painter and Sai are great, but there are free onesthat good enough to create artwork as beautiful as those programs. ^^Many times that I randomly posted about them but this time I want to collect them all here!So it will be convenient for you all to check and compare them.What I can say is that I'm grateful and appreciate those creators who spent their time and hard working and share them to us.That's why I want to support and share them to you all! I will
Tips for Starting Commissions I was thinking about my last journal, where I asked why everyone and their cat wanted to sell commissions so badly. I recieved some really insightful answers. I also had a lot of people asking me "How much should I charge for my work?"I'll add a Disclaimer right here in front, as for whatever reason, something always offends someone :iconstunplz: . So I'll start off by saying, this is just my personal journal, and I'm just one person who has some experience with this. I'm not making a judgment on who should sell what, just writing some things I have personally learned along the way.Well that's out of the way :iconyodawgplz:So most artists starting off go through a period of confusion on how to price work. They get a lot of suggestions, or theories from well-meaning people such as:"Artists always undervalue themselves. Don't charge less than minimum wage per hour"This is true, and I agree. However, unfortunately,
5 Reasons you should learn photography manually!I once met someone who was determined not to use a D-SLR until he had mastered a Manual Camera first. I thought he was a bit stuck up, maybe a little arrogant of his own abilities too...but actually, he was right. You will not truly value Photography until you go right back to basics and learn how the legendary pros did it first. So here are five top reasons why you should teach yourself photography on a manual camera!1) It's CheapMany people think that Film Photography is expensive. If you're going all out and developing your own photographs rather than taking the to a developer then it might well be expensive! However manual cameras are a dying breed and you can pick up most of the bits and pieces you need to get started, quite cheaply.2) Manual FocusIt's the simplest reason, but it's so true. Manual Focus will save your life. Learning how to focus your camera the hard way will make
the myth about talentMany people are under the assumption many of the high profile artists in the digital art community are mainly good because of talent. This is not completely true(in my opinion). What does make them great is the simple fact of constant and regular practice. But if you still like to cling to the word, then talent is just in other words an ambition and motivation. This word,"talent" has been branded with something that you think is something that can only be inherited and if you dont have it you are doomed to fail. Many people has lost potential careers because of this.well folks let me put that myth to rest because i think anyone with ambition and motivation can learn any tool and any skill.And if you are not learning it, it is because you are not working hard enough on it.its simple as that.The practice will open your eyes and you will develop to see things in different ways, once again this has nothing to do with talent. Once your understanding of all the levels of art gets wide
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Did You Know - Deviousness AwardDeviousness AwardThe Deviousness Award is an award that will be handed out at the first day of each month to outstanding deviants.These days it can be easily recognized by the crown symbol.There are no set criteria for the Deviousness Award, but in general the awarded deviants are known for their community spirit, their dedication and support. They are role models in different ways, who take that extra step to make deviantART a home for all of us.How do I know that someone got Deviousness?The latest deviant who was bestowed with the award can be found in the footer of deviantART for the entire month they received it.From there you can get to the article that introduces the deviant who just got the Deviousness Award.If you are watching fourteenthstar you will also get notified about new Deviousness
Get an Art Education Without Expensive Art SchoolsAs much as I love my school, Academy of Art University, it's not necessary to attend a special art school in order to learn about art. Because of the internet, there are plenty of resources available for those who are self-motivated and eager to learn.I'll start with some of the cheapest resources, ending with more expensive ones:1. Blogs, podcasts and livestreams. Most professional artists keep blogs, and these things are free treasure troves of information. The best blogs don't only show off art, they also give tips about the business of art and introduce you to new resources. Try starting with Muddy Colors, a super informative blog run by several professional painters and sculptors: http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/ For podcasts, check out Chris Oatley's artcast: http://chrisoatley.com/category/podcasts/ Also check out the Awesome Horse Studios livestream: http://www.awesomehorsestudios.com/2. Online tutorials and videos. I basically taught myself digital painting by combini
Stock Rules And Commissions11/11/2014Tiny clean up to some wording,Restrictions updated.PLEASE READ!!!!Free UseCommercial UseRequestsFree Use1.Credit and notificationYou are required to credit me if you have used my stock.I like to see the work produced,USE THE FOLLOWING ::devNull-Entity : Null-EntityOr:iconNull-Entity : :iconNull-Entity:-----------------In addition you can notify me or link to the exact stock used but it is not required.If you are posting your work on other sites (FB/Tumblr) etc then I still require a link to the piece and credit on the piece/in it's description.AND if the stock work is a COLLABORATION.... THEN NOTIFY THE OTHER STOCK ARTIST(S).-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2.MediumsYou are welcome
ZBrush For Hard Surface DesignHey guys! Very excited to announce our new Master Lesson from concept designer Tom Paul over at cubebrush.comFirst is the trailer and second is the third chapter in full. The entire lesson is 15 chapters long and runs for 3h56min.The full thing is not free but it's the cheapest videos of this quality you'll find anywhere online. Top quality stuff by top artists, nothing less.Have a great week!-marc
::You can ignore this::Yeah... as the title says, you can ignore this as it's just going to be musings and thoughts on things. FIRST of all -- This is not a rant or even a vent. It's just a journal, just thoughts and opinions.I think mostly regarding art theft and where, on a personal note, I stand on the subject is what I'm most thinking on lately. I've read quite a few journals and talked to a few friends about what has been happening to them, not to mention my own issues with it as of late.To me taking something that isn't yours and claiming it without even asking is stealing. That's how I was raised and how I still view it. This notion of "They think your work is so good they take it to use, it's a form of flattery!" -- that's like saying someone stealing my car is a flattering gesture. Stealing someone's stuff isn't a form of flattery, it's actually quite the opposite. "You have something I want so rather than work to earn/achieve getting the same thing or a similar item, I'
The Textures Feature Vol. VHi everyone!It's time for my textures feature again. I will be presenting artists and artworks to you which stood out to me while wandering around in the resources department these past weeks and months. Before I do, I'd like to use the opportunity to ask you if you'd be interested in other journal topics than just features. There's some things here on deviantart that bug me and since everyone has their own voice, it might me a waste not to use mine in order to talk about certain topics. I will certainly make a poll about this as well, but if you happen to read this, I'd be glad to hear if you're interested in reading about critical things like art theft, especially resources-related. Let me know in the comments!Moving on to the textures feature:This genious texture pack is made by crumbeling bath bombs! The textures are high quality black and white textures, offering the opportunity to coloring them in the
Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?Let it never be said that Sak doesn't deliver!Last Sunday I had a Skype meeting with Brendan Julian and Richard Johnston - the voices of Louis and James respectively from my upcoming animation - to discuss the finer points of Honour Amongst Thieves. As promised, I managed to record it and so without further ado, I present to you:Honour Amongst ThievesThe Podcasthttp://www.youtube.com/playlist?listLv0aJNOpaJrotahQ1swwUQd8wjr9TfWVQ&feature=edit_ok I was delighted to see the two of them got along so well, because their character interaction promises to be great this way. Unfortunately, Santiago's VA was unable to make it due to timezones, but perhaps sometime in future we'll be able to repeat this again plus one Spaniard!Enjoy!--Sak
Creative Challenge #21 - LureTime for a new challenge.Roll your sleeves up and get ready to work Creative Challenge #1 - CleanCreative Challenge #2 - ChristmasCreative Challenge #3 - GatewayCreative Challenge #4 - Cold Creative Challenge #5 - ScotlandCreative Challenge #6 - Froud FaeCreative Challenge #7 -
My anatomy bookshttp://viccolatte.tumblr.com/post/40625726103/must-have-anatomy-booksFor those interested, check them out here Hope this helps you in some way. Cheers!