Careful. I've got a coconut.
And I'm not afraid to use it.
just ramblings on the topic of style :)So, after a metric ton of questions about it, i will assemble some PERSONAL OPINIONSjust ramblings on the topic of style :) by nebezial
On the nature of style, its ups and downs... stuff like that
This is based on my own personal experiences, mistakes, dead ends and fuckups.
So take anything i say here with a few grains of salt.
In fact , reason i'm writing this is that i have started getting an unsettling amount of notes flat out idolizing the imperfect unfinished mess that is my style, so before it harms people's growth i wanted to share some personal insights i learned over time. Some through experience, other through conversation with industry professionals.
Style.. the way i would define it is, artistic handwriting.
It is a coveted answer to a visual problem, often imitated but unless build from scratch, rarely comprehended.
If we use the handwriting metaphor, style becomes a natural extension of cutting corners, and working fast.
Art Contest ($100 GRAND PRIZE!)Edit x2: to clarify there are multiple species here including; Humans, Dogs, Monsters, Furries, Reptiles, etc. ANYONE can enter.
Edit: Added the possibility of new prizes and might extend the end date to november!
Special raffle prize of $5!! To enter just post a journal or poll advertising this contest and link it!!
First place winner will get $100 sent to their paypal account or points equivalent
Second place winner will get $50 sent to their paypal or points equivalent
Third place winner will get $25 sent to their paypal or points equivalent
(please note if we do not hit a certain amount of entries the prize money will be lowered, or we will only do art prizes.)
All of the winners will be getting a portrait sketch from the lovely :iconkatagro: like this;
If we get MORE entries than expected myself and :iconthornbeast: might even offer art prizes on top of that for the winners and honorable mentions such as;
Draw our OCs Together Contest!(CLOSED)Well, this was supposed to happen at 350 watchers, but I've been too busy to put this together, so what better time than 500+ watchers? Last time I put together the Mama Snake contest, where you guys just drew Mama Snake, but this time all of my characters are fair game, and so are yours!
I'm gonna keep this one pretty simple.
Theme: Draw my OC's and your own in one awesome picture or comic strip.
The contest has ended!
Devious Journal EntryChoosing the winners for this contest was really tough! Everyone's entry was so good! In the end I decided to choose based on not just the technical skill of the piece, but also on the overall originality of the concept. And so:
1st: Tevarro (choice of watercolor or digitally colored piece / 250pts)
2nd: choux-fleur (black and white piece / 100pts)
Honorable Mentions: Lady-Abbington and TheWhiteShark (monochrome bust shot)
Note me with what you want art of!
All Entries (in no particular order): Check them out and give them some love!
merman by sushy00
Big Brother, Little Brother by OnTheMountainTop
Creado Layout by Silenced-Heartsong
REDUCED PRICE ADOPTS:
OC Facts Meme [Shara]I have been tagged by :iconthirdpersonsymphony: and I've delayed far too long! Finally, after half a month, I've gotten my shit together and I'm putting this up. Not so coincidentally, I have a fan servicey pin-up of Shara to go along with this entry. You can find it here:
If you don't want to see her naked, check out this set of her:
Now onto the goods!
1) Post these rules.
2) Post 8 facts about your character.
3) Tag 8 other characters.
4) Post their names along with their creators' avatars.
Fact the First!
Shara was sadly not my own OC originally. She was a friend's character from a tabletop RPG my husband ran (Dungeon World, bitches!). However, she gifted the character to us when we said we were interested in using the setting he came up with for a potential comic book. We've since made a number of changes to her and her backstory, and she feels like she's 100% one of my own babies now.
MERFOLK CONTEST - JUDGING IS HARD!!!I''m judging all the entries now and having a super hard time!!! They're all awesome... I'll probably end up having to award more prizes because I'm indecisive! I'll post a totally new journal featuring everyones entries and calling out winners soon I promise! Forgive me for being slow!!!
winner: choice of watercolor or digitally colored piece / 250pts
runner-up: black and white piece / 100pts
honorable mentions: monochrome bust shot
everyone: lllllaaaaammmmmaaaaas for all
REDUCED PRICE ADOPTS:
TO DO LIST:
- n'uncle Carl : portrait - WORKING
- Ben: tattoo design
- trade with moondust fox - WORKING
- request for GlyphBellchime
- request for Lady-Abbington - DONE NEED TO POST
- personal : dragon man - DONE NEED TO POST
- personal: write
Feature Friday: TevarroFeature Friday!!!
This Feature Friday is dedicated solely to :icontevarro: -AKA Harry- for winning first place in the Mama Snake contest!
Here is his winning entry:
With the amount of detail loaded into the piece, it's easy to see that Harry poured several hours
of hard work into it. The poses are dynamic and the interaction of these two powerful protagonists is a fun thing
to see. Also having the rest of the cast of Terra Firma and Hellion in the background makes this piece
doubly awesome. And having Tusque separated from the rest of the group really speaks a lot to
his character. I can definitely see him getting to know Rowenn as well.
Harry has a string of strong original characters ready for the revamping of his comic Hellion. His bestiary
pages really showcase the creativity and diversity of the opposing forces of the comic.
A lot of thought has been put into their designs and specific attributes.
(CLOSED, RESULTS OUT) 10,000 points contest!CONTEST IS CLOSED. Watch me if you want to see more contests!
So now that the contest finally comes to an end, I want to thank everyone who has join and put all their time and effort into their pictures, everything is really appreciated a bunch! I also want to thank those who donated to this contest as well!
The judging here is hard for the both of us.. We literally could not pick a first prize for someone, it was too hard we think everyone deserves it, so we we got someone we knew to help us with the judging as a back up, they helped picked out all winners. Also keep in mind this is how we will judge the contest "Effort, details, unique ideas, how they are interacting with each other, and how you capture their personalities right." So even if some pictures are really pretty or great quality we try to pick pictures that has all these traits. We hope you find the judging fair. ;w;
I have also raised the points prizes for some of them because I think people deserve mor
First 20 to comment gets a feature.The first 20 people that comment on this journal will be featured below and I'll choose three deviations I like most from their gallery!
Visual artists only, please!
If you comment, you must to do the same in your journal, putting the tagger and three pieces of my art on the first place.
The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!
When creating your journal please make a comment of your impression and share your thoughts.
If you aren't featured yet, then you probably missed a step.
If the rules and steps don't make sense feel free to ask me, I don't bite 😊
Take a trip to the dark side. Tevarro used bold shadows and carefully chosen details of light and colour is eerie yet alluring. The line work has a lev
COLOURS OF THE DEEP (CONTEST OPEN)Extended to jan 15. Due to crazy christmas family time. And i figured thered be plenty of people busy at the moment too.
More prizes available! 1000 points up for grabs, as well as donations of artwork from your generous fellow deviants.
So jump in, the waters warm 😃
COLOURS OF THE DEEP
So! It's time to create some squids and octopuses, those tricksters if ink and light that change how we see them from one second to the next. And to to celebrate colour and diversity.
The variety and complexity of colour and how it affects the way that we see the world around us, it's kind of amazing don't you think so?
Drawing, painting, photo manipulations, found object artworks, and more accepted as long as it sticks to the rules. Be as creative as you can.
Colour is defined as "the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or e
The first 6 people that comment on this journal will be featured below and I'll choose three deviations I like most from their gallery! (I changed it to six because yes I'm lame and I like the number 6. I'll update the journal again once the slots fill up)If you comment, you must to do the same in your journal, putting the tagger and three pieces of my art on the first place (or you can just add me into a feature journal if you've got one up already). Or, you know. You don't really have to do this at all.The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!(Visual artists only, please!)
Is it coincidence that I chose deviations that all feature the same character? I THINK NOT. I love litt
Well, I’m back.
I do apologize for my hiatus. It seems the cycles of hiati won’t end. But looking on the bright side, it’s a good thing that a hiati does not result to my permanent absence. After missing those coffee-fueled nights of frantically punching my pen onto the tablet in an attempt to create this thing called art, I decided to return to drawing.
Which also meant returning to world of dA. And returning to my works.
My old, old works.
Have you ever tried leaving your works for so long that you no longer see them as your beloved babies, but as aged fragments of your past? I think I have. And I feel an urge. An urge to purge.
Yes. I’m having thoughts of purging my gallery. After several works and reworks on Project Abigail, I decided to shelf the project and return to Project Hellion. After returning to Project Hellion, I realized that my characters seriously need a makeover.
An overhaul. To the point that the project has now been renamed to Project Odium. Hellion was just a working title, after all, so I guess it was never meant to be its final title. Such a change in the project will take some time to transition (I have yet to do the actual rename in my dA folder), but part of the transitioning process will be to snuff out my past works of Project Hellion. Purge them.
Well, I’m actually just going to put them in storage. Purge just sounds cooler, hehe. I’ll probably not store them all – but most of them, yes.
And why must I commit to the purge? Because they’re old. Outdated. I’ve always had this... cringe... every time I see my old works. And considering my style has been changed since working on Project Abigail, I think my new style would look out of place with my old one.
Recognize any of them? They may be my old characters, but they've been revised. Re-envisioned. Hope you like them. It's going to be like that for the next few works.
So yeah. Purging time.