Lackadaisy on Patreon (Congratulations Tracy!) Lackadaisy on Patreon (Congratulations Tracy!)darkspeeds
Awesome news to share, Tracy J. Butler has exceeded beyond her milestone goal of working on her Eisner-nominated webcomic series full-time, all thanks to the support of fans and an initiative called Patreon. A big congratulations to her for making the brave and bold step into creating comics full-time whilst quitting her job (from the gaming industry) in the process. Here's a video to check out as an introduction to her initiative:
If you haven't heard of Patreon then I'm sure you're familiar with the concept of 'crowdfunding' or initiatives like Kickstarter or Indiegogo. The elements are similar but the difference is that the money you put in for the initiative is focused more-so on the individual/creator rath
Taking Your Art to The Next Level in 2015!techgnotic
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,
An Artistic Challenge - Traditional Painting! Your next Artistic Challenge - Paint Your Friend with Acrylic/Oils/Gouache!darkspeeds
Go on, give it a go - I dare ya.
Anyways so far so good! This is very good practice for me, and the same goes to those who watch my artwork. I strongly encourage you to take a break from doing digital stuff and get hands-on with a brush, dabs of good old paint straight from the tube, and onto the canvas. Challenge yourself and learn how you can render more effectively with light, colour and a bit of intuition!
Boldly Facing The Futurespyed
Artist Credit DanielaUhlig
Many of you have been in this community for a long time, but whether you’ve just joined or you’ve been a member since day one, this is your first impression of the new DeviantArt.
Change is not something that we take lightly, because it affects our collective identity. It was important for us to define who we are and what we’re made of at our core before we changed anything. We all have our own understanding of what that means, but the process of getting that core story down on paper took almost a year.
The result is “Bleed and Breed Art.” This is our center of gravity and our reason for getting out of bed in the morning.
It is the guide and the justification for everything, including our business partnerships, the development of the new app and the design of our new ide
Be Clueless, Write Awesome.Why finish anything when you might not be good enough yet?Dreamkeepers
There are myriad ways to avoid completing a project, and one of them is to become the eternal student. Always learning, always improving, so that future hypothetical story keeps getting better and better... While somehow never making its way into reality.
But on the other hand, it might help to know a bit about swimming before jumping overboard. So where do you draw the line? What do you absolutely need to know before getting your feet wet with a story?
I can't speak for anyone else. But when I started Dreamkeepers, I didn't know jack about story.
I didn't know about inciting events, verisimilitude, thematic armature, pinch points, none of it.
Quite simply, I did not know what the hell I was doing. Which makes for an interesting question about my first books.
Why don't they suck?
Professional reviewers have said "the writing was absolutely golden," that they were "completely blown awa
Holiday Card Project 2014madizzlee
The deviantART #HolidayCardProject is back for its 8th year! With the goal of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connects artists from around the world, applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In 2013 alone, the Project received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 2,000 deviants from 60 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for deviantART volunteers and hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who sends in a card will
In the past couple of weeks I have been working on this piece. Many of you may not know who is; but I feel it is important to me to talk about him coming up to his 30th Birthday. And I felt that a single artwork doesn't explain my admiration for him.
3 years ago just before I started this DeviantART account; like any teenager I wasn't sure what lied for me in the near future. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do; and I didn’t know what I could do in my spare time instead of doing nothing but watch Youtube videos and playing online games.
Then I stumbled on a Youtube video which was a comic drama for Archie’s Sonic Universe: The Silver Saga, and there and behold it was done by a Elson ‘Darkspeeds’ Wong. What was different to other Sonic Fan video’s I have seen before; you could see that he took his time to make this look like a genuine video that could lead to something more. At that point I was intrigued with the content this man had released.
After I saw a few more videos I realised that Elson was a person who was different, from thousands of other fans out there. And not just ‘Sonic fans’; but fans from different Fandoms as well.
What I though was interesting about Elson is these reasons:
So in summary. Elson, I owe you a lot of credit in shaping my decisions in my artwork; Hopeful in the next year I can create some projects that can be shared with people around the world. And yes I understand it will be difficult; but if handle this with a straight logical mindset I can accomplish anything I put my mind to.
Thank you so much for inspiring me to become a better artist; I only hope that if I meet you one day I won’t act like a Crazyass Fan-girl.
For those characters who you are not familiar in this illustration (Left to Right/Top to Bottom):
Silver the hedgehog
Miles “Tails” Prower
Shadow the hedgehog
Blaze the Cat
Sonic the hedgehog