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October project: studiesI'm doing these monthly projects to help me get through a bunch of things I've wanted to do for ages and to set goals.
Of course I have a lot of art-related ones! Next month I have chosen to get some focused practice in and do some studies. These are studies (can be lots of 5 min ones or 2 or 3 hour-long ones) on one theme every week for a month. I want to learn from these. As such, I'll make a point of summarising what learned from the study, what I struggled with, what clicked into place and anything I need to work on.
I'll be using the following groups for themes/topics/ideas:
:iconspeedpaintstudies: and :iconda-speedpaint:
I should also do studies on:
anatomy (hands - http://nickbernstein.deviantart.com/art/50-hands-383776148 )
Ooh free Pokedoll giveaway?http://pulsefirekitten.deviantart.com/journal/FREE-Eeveelution-Pokedoll-Plush-Giveaway-396921127
Yes please! Go check it out if you love Pokemon - her handiwork is amazing.
Ready to start commissionsHi everyone,
I would like to take on commissions for the first time! I've currently got two options (see my homepage for more details):
A full colour with background (digital only), or..
A rough pencil/pen sketch (no colour) or digital (can be colour) with no background.
If anyone has something else in mind please contact me - since I've never taken commissions before I'm quite open to suggestions. I'm not sure about pricing and doing watercolour stuff but again, if interested please contact me.
As a special promo:
If the subject is a DRAGON then I will donate the complete amount to the awesome group %TheDragonChallenge.
As a self-taught artist..How did/do I learn?
(Not in any order..)
1. Check out the tutorials in my favourites: they're where I keep handy tutorials, people's walkthroughs, brushes and inspiring pieces of art. Art books are also good, but not free.
2. Follow inspiring people: and try to understand how they do what you like about their art. Is it the way they colour? The composition? The story? I usually try to go into deviants' galleries and if possible find their walkthroughs or tutorials.
3. Draw what you like: if its Disney, cats or comics or even your favourite artist's piece. As long as you're not copying (i.e. tracing) and are trying to understand how it was done, you will learn. By drawing what you like you will be encouraged to continue and try again, even if you're not happy with it - because you enjoy it.
4. Draw what is hard: because this is the only way you will be able to overcome the difficulties. But be smart about it - read tutorials etc to try t
50 watchers - FEATURECelebrating the milestone of 50 watchers, here is a feature of each of my active watchers' galleries. Enjoy!
In no particular order, but roughly going from first watchers to latest.
Golden Eyes II by ~CandaceIsVampire War Doodles by ~ghury13 Landscape Experiment by ~Aleandrus ACEO sunset in watercolor by *ShelandryStudio Wingless Angels. by ~Haru01 Emerging Dreams by *ADB9 PnC 178: Brains or Dayquil? by ~PeterAndCompany Big bird by ~Bogieman1 What is this by ~Catpiluca-Picolela IDS/HSS Ahlai by *Seri-goyle Butterfly on a flower by ~Green-Shortie Flasher the Lightning Dragon by ~dragonhydra1221 Swerl by *Rights21 Untitled Drawing by ~Ichimaru-Gin-ftw Hark! The Weeping Angels sing (a Whovian carol) by ~Deej1011 What Ever by ~Liontooth Shira figure by ~SonikkuTiger Dancing Dragon by ~Flychickfly My France by ~Tarukryl PSD by ~Maidrin-Rua Grape Goodness by ~kay-ler The Fish by ~namlai000 Outer Banks beach at Sunrise by ~devilangelwolf27 horse on grass by ~puppypaws101 21311 by ~monge93 Mermaid Commission by ~estoshia3789 Grevylin by *SassyDragon18 The Smithy by ~Death-By-Grunge Speedpaint (Again) by ~Necro-Romancer Hallowell Maine by ~lizzicess cutiepup tootie by ~syunok Childhood Memories by ~funamation
50 watchers!Wow everyone - just noticed I have 50 watchers.
That's an incredible number - I thank each and every one of you for showing interest in my art.
Maybe later I'll go through everyone's galleries and pick something to do a feature on.
2013 Goals Keep an eye on my Tumblr - I sometimes only post things there, or at least earlier than on dA. http://lutrasilvereye.tumblr.com/
daily 15 min sketch or speedpaint (with %DA-Speedpaint?)
monthly challenge from %TheDragonChallenge
30-day challenge (from Tumblr) (digital?)
Year of the Dragon (and this year too?) (digital sketch started?)
Improve watercolours! Do some studies?
Shells in watercolour (for my brother?)
Pokemon favourites (watercolour)
Tuscan landscape bookmark (watercolour?)
2013 Happy New Year!
I've updated my Tumblr with a recent sketch & watercolour landscape study: http://lutrasilvereye.tumblr.com/
Goal for 2013:
daily 15 min sketch or speedpaint
monthly challenge from %TheDragonChallenge
Pokemon favourites (digital) - some sketches complete
Dragon bookmark (digital?) - sketch done!
Tuscan landscape bookmark (watercolour?)
Missed October :(So busy right now with uni & teaching. Unfortunately it means I wasn't able to fulfill my goal of doing at least 1 deviation/month (usually for %TheDragonChallenge ). Hopefully November will ease up and I will "catch up".
Also, I've started a new Pokemon Nuzlocke - and got plans to make it into a comic. I'm forcing myself to play to each gym leader then have to draw everything before I can move on in the game. So guess where I'm at.. (sketches have begun!).
*Disappears into the real world & work again.*
RAFFLE: Fullbody Colored Sketch + FeatureThis is going to be a series of features and/or raffles that I'll be doing from now on .I've been wanting to do this!
Get a chance to win a fullbody drawing from me. Just add this journal to your faves!
You'll win something like this: (There will be 3 winners)
Let's make this journal known so that more people will see the AWESOME artist,:iconmasaki768:!
A total digital painting and concept art master!
Suggest AWESOME artists as well!
Make your own judgement: Do these artists deserve to be more known by the community?
Raffle ends December 5, your timezone.
Weekly photo #021 + Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro by *oO-Rein-Oo Deep in the center of Milky Way by ~Gautama-Siddharta Magical Phase by ~FlorentCourty .:Antelope Canyon II:. by *RHCheng Red Leaves by =nikicorny My best profile? by ~Gallynette Walking through winter by *m-eralp Tales of the Forest II by *LG77 Magic Garden by *Pyr0sky equals by ~bailey--elizabeth Jumping Spider (Hyllus sp.) by *melvynyeo Tiny Garfield by *ZoranPhoto It's snow! by ~Zluvka November through my eyes by ~9207011401 -Chasing vision- by *Janek-Sedlar Border Collie by ~Zheltkevich Snowy Beach by =mydigitalmind You Look Tasty by *GlynEdmunds Hotel in the Mountains by *AbandonedZone salt by ~vampire-zombie Free one. by *Lileinaya Stragglers by ~Northstar76 .. .. . . ... . . .. ..... .. by ~Frozen-photo a song of ice and fire. by ~Hamish-Frost Banana Peanut Boy by ~dubowik What grows in me by *Anina-Bird Le chemin blanc... by ~ChristineAmat Loty by ~aussiefoto
Lady of the lake - common kingfisher by *Jamie-MacArthur Forrest Of Delusion by *GODEVIL666
November Mornings. by `dragonfly-oli
New Door by ~Image-heart The Atlantis by ~Hengki24 uuuu by *ohyda Dreams To Reality by =jkrab Untitled by ~BlackCocktail The Return by *Oer-Wout The wind is golden. by `dragonfly-oli Mg 1364 by *indojo
Autumn Maple by *WindyLife Katy by *Hart-Worx Candle Lit Lake by ~PeterJCoskun Into Space by ~jyoujo
RoF Feature: Rise from the Dead
Rise from the Dead
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Thralls to the 7th Throneby Cryptcrawler
Transcendental Deity Regularby neisbeis
Queen of the Dead Artby Artgerm
Dark Armyby thiennh2
Manga/Anime Beauty #9 - Rini-tan
Manga/Anime Beauty - An Interview with =Rini-tan
Manga/Anime / Digital Media / Paintings / SAI
Hello! Today is a beautiful day.... a day for a new interview!
Welcome to the ninth issue of Manga/Anime Beauty.
After several requests, I interview a star within the dA M/A world, an incredibly talented, kind and lovely european artist - =Rini-tan !
I love her art so much, her style is so special and her digital painting is to die for. I'm so glad she agreed to be interviewed - thank you so much!
I hope you guys will like this interview, and right after it don't miss the chance to visit her gallery if you haven't already, her art is fantastic!
Now, let's get started!
Please note: All the artworks featured on this article were chosen by the devia
Art Feature: The Digital Showcase - Vol 1
The Digital Showcase
presented by the Digital Artists
If you like this art feature please this blog to help spread the word.
Dark Queen Guinevere (Advanced)by Cryptcrawler
Miss Summerby su-ke
Water Goddess regby Toru-meow
Cry of a Broken Winged Birdby Vanleith
CI Monthly Feature - #16Hello dear members of %Creation-Inspiration,
Another article featuring works from our members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to more than 42k members and 37k watchers!
How can I get featured?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots!
Best of November 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in November, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures.
New Perspectives (Part 5) by *EinsilbigGlencoe by =Greg-McKinnon
The Odyssey by *ColinHSillerud
Be Proud by =Kara-aBruarfoss by *Michaelthien
Early Winter's Magnificence by ~MaximeCourty
Division by *IvanAndreevich
Golden Hours - Feature
Butterfly by ~CasheeFoo
Winter sunshine by ~nomatterwhy I'll never let go by =lpdragonfly
DEATHOFTHESUN : The Wandering Fire by =iamthewoodendoor home is. by ~gloeckchen
Held in sunset by ~FairyLady19007
Dreaming of the Sea by ~Tracys-Place Spun Gold by ~KatieLindPhotography
Sunset by ~AngieAvadaKedavra Reality Dream by ~Thinking-Silence
1106295 by ~Vanilladisaster
Snap Grass by =WildGuardian Sunlit Field by ~NODSOLDIERGIRL
CATS AND KITTENS - FEATURE!
Cat eyes by ~hiramf Kittydog II by ~MikiYoshiUzuki Patch by ~haggins11
Ezequiel 2 by *hiram67 Autumn cat by *VasiDgallery Miss Gizzy by *SalemCat
Black cat by ~Alexandra35 High key cat by ~Alexandra35 Russian Blue by *Trippy4U
The Light by ~dimitricaceaune Mrs Cat by ~Alexandra35 INNOCENCE... by *chryssalis
Discovering the Wild by *JocelyneR Sushi 1 by =DianaGrigore Cat Sitting by ~zapfino
Twenty-three years before the crippling of Crown Prince James III
He was fourteen and she was probably aged about the same, give or take a few years. It had been an hour since he'd met her.
He hated her already.
She scowled behind him and likely shared the sentiment as they scampered up the hillside in a desperate attempt to escape the roaring mob that seemed to be growing perpetually larger and coming ever-closer. Gabriel would have liked to say that it was all her fault he was in this situation, though it was his careless nicking ofwhat was it? A chicken that started the first old woman running, but how was he supposed to know that she'd stumble and fall and everyone else would think he'd assaulted her?
He hadn't. He'd taken the chicken, snapped its neck and run, because he hadn't eaten meat in weeks and he was starting to feel the affects on his already weak limbs.
This is what happens, he thought. This is what happens when you live like th
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