FAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)Here's a List of FAQIf you have any suggested questions post below and I'll try to add those that is most requested : )Basic Digital Painting QuestionsQ: What tools do you useA: I use Photoshop CS 6, and I work on a cintiq 21 UXQ: What do you recommend for someone who wants to get into digital art?A: For programs that I've used and would recommend are 1. paint tool sai, it's a very user friendly and it's very affordable! you can also try using Photoshop CS (any version) they are both great software to start with.Q: can you recommend a tablet?A: yes, if it's for fun, I think any wacom bamboo tablets will do the trick, if you want to be more serious with this, then I would go with any of the wacom intuos tablets : )Q: How do you make the skin so soft?A:it's not really a secret but I use the airbrush in PS CS 6 a lot to blend,Q: what brushes do you use?A: My latest brushes can be
My Online Store, Grand Opening : )Hey guys Due to many Demand I'm now going to start selling some of my art online : ) Feel Free to check it out.
Anime North Placement and More poster previewsHey guys,Update: I've receive confirmation on where I'll be seated : ) I'll be towards the very end of the Artist alley(comic Market) row near the craft corner side. Feel free to drop by if you'll be at AN. And if you know someone who will be siting near me let me know, I'm feeling left out since all my friends are on the D island T_T .I'll be selling 13*19 posters,11*8.5 prints , my ancient art book, and possibly taking 20$-40$ sketch commission(bust-wasit-Fullbody). If you are interested in my sketch commissions, make sure to have reference with you : )!See you guys there !Some preview of the fanart postersOn a side note, all the posters I'll be selling at conventions will be available online in a month after I get a shop set up how are y,all doing, I hope good : ) I've still being buried in work so I still haven't had much time to do personal work, even though its really fun working at my job. Anyways I am confirm for a Comic market table at Anime North this year! Last year
CI Monthly Feature #24Hello dear members and watchers,Another article featuring works from our CI members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to our +40k watchers and the whole community! 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!
J-Pop Summit and Comic Con! :DIt's been a crazy busy summer with conventions and working on the Axent Wear headphones! I barely have time to work on anything else right now Q_QBut anyway, I'll be at the J-Pop Summit in San Francisco's Japan Town this weekend 7/19-7/20th You can find me in the Kinokunia mall, on the 2nd floor near the elevators with books, prints, and more!Come by and hang out! http://www.j-pop.com/2014/I'm also honored to be part of deviantART's annual panels at San Diego Comic Con this year I look forward to seeing everyone again!In the mean time, I've been working hard on making the 2nd prototype for the headphones. We are eager to release the Kickstarter as soon as possible. Once the headphones are on their way to production, I'll finally have time to finish the next Fisheye Placebo strip. I'm about half way done with the strip, though headphones have been keeping me very busy orz. But here's a preview of the next part!Thanks for the support!
My honest opinion about your art [closed]Update: [10 slots taken for now! I will judge those 10 galleries first and re-open it later.]I'll tell you my honest opinion about your gallery!You'll get a note, or if you like, I can write it under your gallery.Rules: Please only Manga/Anime style!! I'm not familar with other styles... And you must know the basics at least. I'm not good at giving tips to real beginners! Have a gallery with own drawings, not copied ones!Since not everyone is able to take criticism, please choose whether you want improvement tips or not. And if yes, you MUST be able to take criticism!So, who would like to have a constructive evaluation?Ok, thank you!^^Please don't be sad if you missed it. I know 10 slots are not much! But please consider that I need around minutes to look and judge one gallery. So 10 galleries make almost 1 hour work for me! >__<
Don't fucking read this JournalI said Don't!Boy, Reverse Psychology surely is efficient.Also Dear whoever is reading this: you have a nice booty
Some more tips to FreelancingJust over a year ago, I compiled a small list of things you need to get started as a Freelance artist.Let's accelerate a little bit, and assume that now you're in the business and have a pretty good groove going. While the core principles are still paramount to anything else, here are some quick one-shot tidbits of information that will assuredly save your bacon.Back up everything, including the backups.When working digitally, it's so easy to accidentally delete something off your hard drive and be unable to get it back. I've done this a few times myself. Even had entire hard drives fail on me. But it has been a very, very long time since the last time I had to redo an image from the start. Sure, I've had crashes that put me back an hour, I've merged layers together in a manner that ruins my work flow and makes the file unusable. But fixing these issues isn't nearly as painful
Ry helps you with your homework (kinda not really)Hi Principal Ry here. I know its exam time for many of you and you guys must be stressed as duck! So I have decided to help you Ryceballs with your homework (kinda but not really). If you got a question you struggle with or ANY questions what so ever, ask in the comments below and I will use NOTHING but my brilliant mind to answer them for u. I am knowledgable in pretty much all things in the universe. Throw them my way.I will add the questions you asked in this journal along with the answerSilverpoint345 asks:How did the introduction of Jazz, Crazes and popular media influence the American populace during the early 1920s?Brilliant question Silverpoint345, well well well firstly the American public heard the music and was like "HELL NAH THIS AINT MUSIC" cos in the 1920s everyone was kinda boring and didn't do much except for talkin about the weather, then after a while they became more open minded and were like "HELL YEAH THIS IS MY KINDA SH*T" and the
I Should Update My JournalUpdate: I am now in my pajamas
2013 Commission information Commissions are currently CLOSED :iconcommissionsclosed: Check out past commissions and their progresses here: TrelloCheck out my commission progress here at Trello.Again, just shoot me notes if you're interested~ I'm happy to bounce back ideas and stuff, but please bare in mind that I also have the right to turn down any commission for any reason! And remember to look through my gallery to get yourself familiar with what to expect!All payments will be in USD and paid in PayPal via email@example.com and full payments are required after sketches are agreed upon o
FAQ(updated)Art - Facts & ToolsWhat programs do you use to draw?Adobe photoshop CS5 and Paint Tool SaiWhen did you start drawing ?All of us started to draw when we were young, right? However, I started taking art seriously when I was 15 years old.Do you use a tablet? what brand? what size?yes, I use Huion 10 x 6 inches.Why do you only draw female characters?Because I adore how beautiful girls are. I also tend to have more ideas when drawing girls. But i'm trying to draw things out of my comfort zone, like males and backgrounds. How long does it take you to finish one illustration?It depends on the complexity. It's usually 3 hours to days.How long does it take you to finish a manga page?3 to 6 hours with text.Are you going to publish and sell your manga Alice's Cross?Yes, I will. Though I have to finish a couple of chapters before I publish it. You may read it online for now
F.A.Q. about my art!^^Updated August 2014As I promised here is the F.A.Q.! Feel free to ask, if you want to know something that's not listed here!^^ very often asked questions What's a llama on dA?See it as a little gift!^^ How long did it take you to make:iconwatchbull1::iconwatchbull2::iconwatchbull3::iconwatchbull4::iconwatchbull5::iconwatchbull6::iconwatchbull7::iconwatchbull8::iconwatchbull9::iconwatchbull10::iconwatchbull11::iconwatchbull12::iconwatchbull13::iconwatchbull14::iconwatchbull15: ?I found it somewhere on dA, saved it and use copy&paste!^^So basically, I need 2 seconds to put this into your profile! xD Do you take requests?No, sorry. My freetime is too limited to give free art to anyone!However, I sometimes have some giveaways with original drawings, so watch out! Can you take a look at my gallery?I can't visit everyone's gallery upon a requ
Good and bad ways to gain pageviews, watchers etc.I know it's not easy to get attention on dA, but there are some good and some bad ways in gaining watchers, pageviews etc.Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion only. You don't have to agree with all points but you should know I wrote all of them to the best of my belief!First of all the good ways: Interacting with people like giving them meaningful feedback. People really appreciate them especially because those comments are rare these days. Doing art features. Thanks to the mention people get notified about it and will thank you! Writing good journal entries and -of course- making good art.For more tips have a look at this journal entry.And now, the main reason why I wrote this journal.Bad ways because you hurt or annoy people: Writing controversial journal entries like ranting or hating a
KANE PRINT GIVEAWAY [CLOSED- RESULTS]Lol some people joined even though I said the giveaway was closed....so I had to take them off the list as that wasn't fair. sorry about that. Anyway, I chose the 3 winners of my giveway! These are the numbers: And those people are!!! (Not giving out full names but I checked and pretty sure there aren't repeats of people with the same first name and letter of last name; ) I'll contact the winners immediately! ^^ Thank you everyone for joining my giveaway! I'm really grateful for all of the support. ;v; I'll hold more giveaways in the future, so no worries. Thanks again! -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Casually uploads everyday just to make sure people see/want to join; ALSO, if you guys are going to be gone when I announce the results, you can tell me! As long as you notify me now, I can keep your info until you come back. This
Coloured sketchpage auction [closed - thank you! ]HDFLSKLSKD I'm shocked, thank you very much everyone for commenting/bidding! All slots have been filled, thank you so much for your support! :iconlazycryheartplz: Hello all! ★I'm low on funds right now, and since opening new slots for regular commissions isn't an option at the moment, I've decided to hold a sketchpage auction ^^. If you're interested, please read the info below! SINGLE CHARACTER SKETCHPAGECharacter belongs to moondust70(Click to see full size)Specifications:Final size 2000x2000 (300dpi)Characters one (I *might* add an extra character to any of the sketches if I see they're relevant to the main character's story, but this is up to me)Content I'll use the same structur
Encourage and support artists! :)Because it's a good feeling to know other people like our art! There are times when artists feel unconfident about their art and some nice words can raise the motivation enormously! Let them know why you're following their gallery!^^I don't mean toadying to them but honest compliments!So if you have time, don't fave and run only. Leave a nice comment too! If you see, there are great artists who are unseen, support them. You don't have to be popular yourself for it. Giving a fave is like a recommendation. Your fave collection is public, so other people can see what you like and maybe they like it too.And every fave may increase their chance to get onto the dA frontpage.You can try suggestion Daily Deviations!^^I often suggest artists or friends who have great artworks but are kinda unknown.It's such a wonderful and priceless feeling to see how happy they are if they get featured! Here's a great guide how to suggest Daily Deviations:fa
Second Feature : Meouw (June 2014)Because I hadn't enough time to create new features in the last two months, now my journal is open again! This week, I suggest you to discover talented artists who are also huge cat lovers! Feel free to visit their gallery, this is just an insight! Enjoy! Urban Cats - 33 by MARX77 Who's there? by Lumpy2 The whole world in your eyes by Rebekka85 Others view of the world by TheKasta Prior cat by Cottoon Photo shoot3 by LoByteSo Cats Life by Silvermoonswan Araba Sevdalisi by RezzanATAKOL Spoiled by RezzanATAKOL Sunbathing beauty by RezzanATAKOL Tough Luck by WishmasterAlchemist Look up by landkeks Doughie Resting by brighteyesgal Lazy Pixel by meoww
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