Introducing Sketch This: Daily Drawing ChallengesDeviantArt is excited to announce Sketch This – daily drawing challenges encouraging artists of all skill levels to explore new techniques, emotions, and subjects with their art, while having fun interacting with the DeviantArt and SketchBook communities. Sketch This is directly integrated inside Autodesk® SketchBook® mobile app for iOS and Android.
DeviantArt is excited to announce Sketch This – daily drawing challenges encouraging artists of all skill levels to explore new techniques, emotions, and subjects with their art, while having fun interacting with the Devian
Taking Your Art to The Next Level in 2015!
Taking your art to the next level in 2015!
Duel of the fates
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
Famously said by many, “Ninety percent of success is showing up.” How true it is about a soul killing combination: looking at what our own first efforts in any endeavor, particularly art, result in, and then looking at the works of far more experienced artists. Giving up always seems the logical, if panicked,
Get Critiqued!Looking for critiques on your art work? Well look no more! If you want honest critiques on your art work, feel free to note these people about it!
All three of us would love to help out aspiring artist to get to where they are comfortable and confident in their art style!
Only request critiques from these people if you are looking for the honest truth given by someone who has no reason to lie to you, helpful advice on how to go about getting to where you want, and helpful links to tutorials to show you a few ways to go about what you ask of us! Please note that we will not purposely hurt your feelings in our critiques and that there are more ways of going about art than we can offer!
Hope you all have a nice day and please enjoy your arts
Blood On The Easel: Da Vinci VS Michelangelo
BLOOD ON THE EASEL: Da Vinci vs Michelangelo
The Creation of Censor
Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci couldn’t stand each other
You might think that the two artists, who both lived in Florence in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, could’ve learned from one another, shared secrets, or otherwise bonded over their mutual passion. Instead, each thought of the other as inferior. An anonymous Florentine author, known
Storytellers of the Future
Storytellers of the Future
By istickboy, Truepicturesinc
The Storyteller by jrtracey
What kind of new narratives will 21st Century storytellers create for our changing world?
Brain Games host Jason Silva tackled that question in a two-minute video called "Lucid Dreaming," outlining the tremendous opportunities (and challenges) facing 21st Century storytellers. As our relationship to technology evolves, the stories w
How to beat procrastination (part 1)As I said on a previous submission, I'm planning to make some tutorials on the upcoming December. Before that, however, I feel like I can help on another subject, which comes before even starting your drawing: Procrastination. I mean, procrastination towards your own drawings.
If you're not familiar with this word:
pro-cras-ti-na-tion |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-|
"the action of delaying or postponing something."
Why am I talking about this?
Well, a year ago I used to be a professional procrastinator. I've imposed the 365 Days of Doodles challenge to myself for this particular reason.
While procrastination is to some degree a natural phenomenon and can’t be completely eradicated, you can use the following strategies to get in the habit of getting drawings done.
Mind that these are not golden rules or such, just strategies that work fo
Collection: Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc (1412—1431) is the ultimate iconic rebellious teenager. In nineteen years she lived a fuller and more exciting life, effecting the future histories of the two most powerful nations on Earth, than most can even dream of, and then died a martyr’s death for her cause and beliefs, for which she was declared a saint 500 years later. Her story has been told in many novels, movies and comic books. She was the girl who God gave a mission to drive the occupying English out of northern France. So fervid was her demand for action that she was made an advisor to the French high command and led them to victory after victory in the cause of F
Sartorial Storytelling: Character at a Glance
Sartorial Storytelling: Character at a Glance
Pulp Fiction by Rembrush
Masterful storytelling is about suspending disbelief.
One would think the most important element of a story being told is the events being depicted. Belief in these events, however, is a prerequisite to appreciation. Picture this: watching Anna Karenina in the theater, you’re riveted to the epic tale of doomed lovers. Your friend, a history professor with a fetish for details, laughs at random moments. After the movie, he pontificates at length on how unbelievable the movie was
Brian Kesinger: Character Driven
Disney Artist Brian Kesinger on Creating Story through Character
Foreword by techgnotic
It is with great pleasure we welcome BrianKesinger as a guest writer to the Today Page Editorial Team. Considering his authentic citizenship within the deviantART community, his thoughts and insights will be of great value to all aspiring artists, illustrators, writers and others involved in any creative endeavor. For over 18 years, Brian has worked for Walt Disney Studios on films like Big Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph and
The Talent Myth
Ever get the complement, "Wow you are so Talented!, I wish I could draw/Paint/ fill in the blank/ like you" Almost as if they had said " wow if i had your talent, then i could Draw/Paint/Fill in the blank/ anything" For some weird reason people see a great artist(not talking about myself) and assume that they were always a fantastic artist, (like they were a little Rembrandt at age four). Talent is a Myth. Granted some people are naturally inclined to something, but true talent is not something that is started out with.
Talent is gained. Talent is=Affinity+Time+Hard Work. Most often those who we see as talented, were encouraged by others around them to pursue their inclination and then spent a large amount of there time pursuing that inclination. So if you were ever discouraged by thinking you can never be a great artist, because you do not have ta
10 Reasons You Shouldn't Quit ArtYou know i keep my journals short, so i'll jump right to it.
1. When you get an idea for a character, or an illustration or a comic, you can just draw it. You don't have to browse and see if anyone else drew it already, or commission other artists to do it.
2. If you get really good at art, your favorite artist might watch you back.
3. You might eventually get paid for it.
4. Because even if there's tons of art out there, and many great artists, no one, and i mean NO ONE can ever draw what you draw. There can be similar ideas, but only you can bring your particular flavor of art to life.
5. The awesome comments. The better you get at art, the more awesome and elaborate comments you get. Who doesn't want to get praised?
6. Art trades with really good artists!
7. Because quitting is lame.
8. Because when IRL people ask you what you do and you say you're an artist, you get the most interesting reactions. It never gets old.
9. Because you get to browse the internet a
Tim Burton Movies WELCOME TO THE TIM BURTON FAN CLUB!
This is a club for admirers of the amazing director Tim Burton, who has been involved in many films, and has received a huge following.
Most people know the obvious Tim Burton movies like 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' and 'Corpse Bride' but not many seem to be aware of the true scope of Burtons work. The following is a list of movies directed and written by Tim Burton
*Please note the "Future Releases" are subject to change.
Big Eyes (2014)
Dark Shadows (2012)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
[Bullet; Purple]Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
[Bullet; Purple]Corpse Bride (2005)
[Bullet; Purple]Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Rewritten - Charity Artbook Contest Hello everyoneeee! It's been so long! It's going to be a busy summer on my part but hoping it started well for everyone. I will write about myself in another entry but for now LOOK WE HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS! :iconhappyderpplz: Another charity artbook contest!
Theme : (Alice in) WONDERLAND REDESIGNED
DEADLINE: June 17th
"If you could change the way Wonderland looks, what would it be and how would everyone look?" Be as creative as you want! This could be anything like steampunk, horror, food, Victorian, western, anything! We want originality and cleverness. Our aim is to have a diverse portrayal of Wonderland so that we don't have a lot of the same kinds of drawings. ^^
Please redirect your questions to the linked journal.
Thank you for inviting me to take part of such interesting theme and for you
Thanks Everyone!Thanks to everyone to helped promote and fund the Sarah Faire Kickstarter! We've successfully funded it, and Alex and I are super excited to bring Sarah to you! More news on it will be coming soon.
I've had a wonderful and terribly busy May, bouncing over a couple of states for shows, and I'm taking a little break for June to catch up with work, then in July I'll be at Scares that Care and in August I'll be at the NecronomiCon - Providence
In the meantime, I've added lots of lovely new items to my shop! Click the image below to check out art prints, totes, bags, mugs, leggings, shirts, and lots more!