For those interested, check them out here Hope this helps you in some way. Cheers!
Watchers Features back up soon! Comment if...My Tumblr
Lets be buds on Twitter
... you would like to get feature from me. I think it's about time to pick the Watchers Features back up. It was a lot of fun last time I'll feature the ones who didn't get a feature last year, and if there are unfeatured watchers who'd like to get featured, please comment in this journal, and I'd love to feature you too
And now I'm off to sleep.
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:
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,
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
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_T
I will catch up everything as soon as possible.
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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 ones
that 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!
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 Cheap
Many 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 Focus
It'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
How to Gain Watchers Tips 1First off, let me tell you popularity isn't about being friends with famous artist! It's about having your work seen and admired, I'm sure any artist would love for their work to be admired, or at least appreciated! I'm not a savant on these things so please don't quote me XDD;; Anyway, here is how I do things to try and get some watchers for my artwork!
Style conflict! xAx
Don't be afraid to use someone's style and add many things that inspire you to make a style, however most people usually get angry if you don't credit them! The best thing to do is list them as a style influence on your page! Many popular artist have style influences so you shouldn't be afraid or embarrassed to show yours!
It's much better than having arguments about it! The artist will also appreciate the credit!
Don't feel ashamed to enter your artwork into groups, I always see people saying you're an attention whore if you enter it into too many groups. However, don't l
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
ZBrush For Hard Surface DesignHey guys! Very excited to announce our new Master Lesson from concept designer Tom Paul over at cubebrush.com
First 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!
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 Thieves
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!
Stock Rules And CommissionsA tiny update to my commission rules/images balance.
1.Credit and notification
You are required to credit me if you have used my stock.
I like to see the work produced and just posting a link back to my stock/page
does not notify me OR come up in searched on DA for my user name, use the following :
:devNull-Entity : Null-Entity
: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) AS WELL.
::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'
Creative Challenge #21 - LureTime for a new challenge.
Roll your sleeves up and get ready to work
Creative Challenge #1 - Clean
Creative Challenge #2 - Christmas
Creative Challenge #3 - Gateway
Creative Challenge #4 - Cold
Creative Challenge #5 - Scotland
Creative Challenge #6 - Froud Fae
Creative Challenge #7 -
God of Evanescence!! + Wanna be featured??Heey!
You all probably know my picture "God of Evanescence":
It is just amazing how many artists reinterpreted/drew this character by me! Just have a look at all these awesome pictures!:
It makes me so happy to see, that artists got inspired by my picture!!
So, if you are inspired to draw your version of my character as well, go for it!! I will feature all the pictures, that are drawn for me on my homepage.. FOREVER!! That could mean a lot of clicks and new watchers for you! ^^ But dont let that be your main intention, you should feel inspired and have fun drawing it! Just dont forget to credit me, if you are drawing my OC! ^^ And send me a note with your finished picture!
Oh and in other news: For the ones, who didnt read my last journal: I am now on facebook! I will post my artworks, WI
SenshiStock FAQThe questions that I commonly get about me/the stock/life in general. If you have additional questions, just ask!
This was updated in July 2014
What are stock/resources? How do I use them?
What is SenshiStock?
SenshiStock is a deviantART account full of non nude pictures of people. These pictures are here as a drawing and art creation resource. They can be used for anatomy help, pose reference, help with drawing perspective, and much more! You do not need to be a member of DeviantART to use SenshiStock but you are still required to follow the CC BY 3.0 license for use of the stock.
Can I use your photos?
Yes, but please read the Rules. I promise, they are really easy to follow!
What is the
Summer contest starts now!Abel : Hey guys! It's 1st of June and we're here with the details about the summer contest that starts today!
Cain : We'd appreciate a lot if you'd help us advertise the contest!
A hot summer day
The main theme is summer, to be more precise a hot summer day. You can imagine anything related to this. It can be a day at the beach, or going out for a tasty ice-cream, or fighting with the heat at the dorm, or OR OR ENDLESS OTHER POSSIBILITIES!
The used characters will be Cain, Abel and Seth. All three or in any other mix you wish. However you may use other characters from the comic, such as Aaron, Isabella, Vanessa or Rebecca, as long as one of the brothers is in the picture too. This time you can use your OCs too, along with th