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ArtPrize Installation and Video Game Art*WARNING LONG JOURNAL ENTRY WILL BE LONG*
So if you guys remember, last year I participated in ArtPrize. Well this year I'm curating the venue I am currently working at All the artists are happy (and some of them are really happy XD) but OMG that was a lot of work. Hanging any kind artwork is a bit of a job, but we had 16 artists installing pieces and many of the 2D paintings were multi paneled (one of the REALLY big ones is an 8 panel painting). I did discover that my math isn't as horrible as I originally thought because I was able to match wall dimensions to painting dimensions and find the center of things fairly quickly and correctly. Also, this whole ordeal has once again reminded me of how much I despise being short I'm 5'1 which really blows when it comes to hanging things because my eye level is MUCH lower than normal sized human's eye level. Also, this means lots of ladder climbing. I don't mind climbing up high (and by high I mean 20 or 30 feet...this off
When It's HardHi folks! I realized in my most recent round of blogs that I've been a little quick to tell you all to put on your grown up panties, but this one is going to be a little different. Making art can be one of the most exhilarating things you'll ever do, but (and this is from personal experience also) 80% of the time you're going to fail. You'll spill your ink all over that glorious drawing. Oil from your hands will permanently stain only the portion of paper that was meant to remain a snowy white. Your computer's hard drive will crash or all your image files (all the WIPs especially) will get corrupted. You'll try something new and it just won't work out the way you envisioned. These things are the parts that aren't really spoken about enough, and so when they happen to us we assume that we're doing something terribly wrong. I'm here to tell you that we all go through these things and there's always a solution!
When you're not improving
GOTS ME A JOBThat's right folks, I finally got a job! I got hired as part time staff where I'm interning!
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Back to SchoolHey gurl hey. So school starts on Monday and I can't say I'm terribly excited about it, but at least I'll get to see my real life buddies everyday again and hang out with them and all that schtuff. It looked like I had a job with a cleaning company for about 2 seconds, but my class schedule (which is really not that extensive) won't configure with it at all. I called the company manager about this and she's unwilling to try to compromise with me (she said she'd call me on Monday, not sure why because she already told me my evening class schedule won't work so...yep). THE AGONY WILL NOT END I SAY.
However, thanks to my financial aid book advance and my mom's generosity my rent (which was 3 weeks past due ) is paid. The only decent thing I have going now is that I will at least be able to pay rent and some living expenses with the education benefits I get from the VA (and that's what they are meant for, so don't sass me). I requested to be considered for one of the open
Majorly Depressed Right NowSo. Still jobless. I have no clue as to why everyone everyone is refusing to hire me. Eviction is yet again imminent and now my utility companies are threatening to cut the umbilical. In what world does having a fucking bachelor's degree and almost a master's equal "overqualified?" Oh yeah. The good ole US of A. I have lost count of how many applications I have sent out because I almost never get replies even if I call. I've had dozens of interviews, none of them have worked out. The teaching position I thought I had in the bag won't begin until January and even then I'm not guaranteed a job because they can cancel classes if not enough people sign up for them. The company I was freelancing for has totally left me in limbo and I have zero savings. I don't even have anything that I can sell because no one wants to buy my artwork (not for what it's worth anyways...and no I WILL NEVER do $1 and $5 commissions, that is insane).
I wouldn't be as depr
What Critique is [and isn't]Hello patients! I've written a few blogs and tutorials on critique that I'll link at the end of this blog (along with some others I think you will like too) for you to quickly reference! In light of the previous blogs <Avoid That dArama and <No more excuses, it's time to improve your art I wanted to write some things about critique to bring both blogs full circle. I also realized that I failed to fully explain what critique even is in the previous things I've written on the subject Before I begin let me start off by saying that I don't write each blog for Artist's Hospital in a vacuum Each blog is about one specific topic, I can't throw in everything because then I would be writing a book!
So here's how I'll do this: we'll talk about what critique is, what it isn't, break it all down, explain common issues, then let's have a taco party!
Avoid That dAramaAnyone who has been an internet user for a period of time should know that drama is one of the hallmarks of the absolutely wonderful technology that allows us to be connected 24/7. It's like glitter, one moment all you see is just a fleck of it then suddenly, it's everywhere. DeviantArt is chock full of massive amounts of it (drama, not glitter!) at any given time, so let's talk about what you need to know to avoid it (aaaand what to do if you find yourself in it)!
I just caused the argument because... I wanted to get more pageviews, I wanted to be popular, for the lulz, I was bored
I ALWAYS have to reply
If you think the interwebs is the only place you'll find people you don't agree with, I think it's time you spent a little more time away from your computer. First off, let me say that there's nothing inherently wrong about disagreeing with someone. Nothing at
Need to raise $100 by Friday COMMISH MEHey hey hey folks! So the ongoing saga that is my life as a starving artist is yet again in a precarious situation So a couple of good things have happened:
I'll be teaching art classes in a few weeks (not steady work, but I can make a decent amount of quick money with it)
I've got an interview for another teaching position on Thursday this week and an interview at the public museum to be a gallery guard woot
So here's the not so good news: yet another freelance gig fell through and the payment that I would have received for the work was to be used for the balance owed to my leasing company. I only owe them $100, but since I have a total of $0 that's a bit of an issue
So here's what needs to happen, I need commissions! Below is all my commish info and all that jazz, as well as links to my GoFundMe account and Paypal. Share this journal around social media folks!
Patreon and HairHaaaaaay cupcakes! So I'm considering setting up a Patreon to help with my artistic things and also generating some income as I'm looking for new jobbies. The good thing is I'm set to start teaching a painting class in a few weeks That's not a steady job, but it's only 2 hours per class and it has a base pay plus tips woot
So my question is: do any of your folks have a Patreon account? Are you a patron to any content creators? What's your take on it?
In other news I've apparently neglected to show off mah new hairs to you all so BAM
All natural now (except for the Splat color of course )
23 : Art Features + GiveawayHey everyone~!
First of all, thank you so much for all the birthday wishes! You've no idea how it made me happy!!
Yep, I turned 23 yesterday. I feel so old already.
Secondly, because it's my birthday, I decided to hold a giveaway and an art feature!
For the giveaway, I will choose 23 people and each of them will receive 50 .
Simply this journal so you can get a number, and the winners will be chosen via random.org.
I really love doing art features, and I hope you could check out these amazing pieces and artists, and give them some love!
23 PIECES FROM ARTISTS THAT I THINK DESERVE MORE LOVE
A Guide to TutorialsStock & Resources
So, you want to make an awesome tutorial for your friends, and anybody else who might be interested in your style/techniques/skills/programming/designing ...
There are some essentials you are going to want to keep in mind when you make your tutorial.
Its not just a bunch of text and some pictures (OK it is, but theres more you could do! )
Its not just a few quick tips or pointers for a friend who asked you for some more details (OK it is, but its more than that! )
Its not just some work in progress screenshots/photos of your next big project (OK it is, but its SO MUCH more than that!!)
Don't forget, great design IS ART!
DeviantART is predominantly an English language website. However, DeviantART is a global community, so not everyone can read English fluently. Make sure your use of language i
How to render MMD videos like a pro!
The DeviantArt MMD community is notorious for its drama and mini-conflicts. It has also been the one in which I've encountered some of the rudest people on the Internet. However, I have also been rather fortunate in being able to become acquainted with some of the nicest, talented and knowledgeable people I've ever encountered anywhere. Many of these have graced my gallery with their visits, comments, encouragement and attentions. And a few, perhaps some of the most talented, have graciously given me access to hard to get models, exclusive previews of their MMD work and even insights into their methods of doing things.
Occasionally, I am gifted with real gems and this was the case when garmus1 dropped a note in my inbox the other night. Apart from the depth of knowledge that he gives into his methods, he's also given me permission to share that knowledge with the rest of the community.
Now, I know that some of you will have, after reading only
Golden Age of IllustrationArt History Week
The 19th century marks a huge technology development, with printing techniques improving enough to make newspapers and books a truly mass-popular medium. Along with that, there appeared new opportunities for the illustrators. In the second half of the 19th century, the popularity of illustrated books and magazines reached the highest level recorded by that time and it eventually became the foundation to border the official beginning of the Golden Age of Illustration's timespan: 1880's. Formally it lasted until 1910's-1920's, with variations between Europe and North America.
The core illustrators lived a long time after this period and continued creating pictures in their style - which is defined as typical for the Golden Age. However, new styles and the slow decrease of popularity of book and newspaper illustrations (supported by the rising popularity of photography) after the World War determined the formal end of this age. The European illustrators were influenced mo
Cheap commissions by Rikae +pt loterySo i'm advertising commissions for my friend because she need some exposure
:iconrikae: has sketch commissions open for quite a while and is having a hard time finding clients lately.
She offers sketch commissions, simple and fast (and cheap!)
--Type: bust pencil sketch
--payment method: paypal only
--Slots Open: 2
--How to buy? Send :iconRikae: a note with your character (or characters) references and a short info about them. She will give you her paypal. ^^
Check out this link where it's explained how to send money through paypal without paying fees
If you still see there is a fee, please tak
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The dark, the wonderful, the mysterious, the enchanted, the abandoned
A Maze In The Haze by photofreak385
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Sparklesand by IvanAndreevich Towards the dying Sun by Ondskapens
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Misty Morning by FreeForms Purple and orange skies by DeanAndSamsGirl
The gully by RezzanATAKOL
MezzotintMezzotint is an intaglio printmaking process. Intaglio was invented in Germany in the 15th century. It is a group of processes which use a metal plate (usually copper). These processes include, drypoint, etching, engraving, aquatint and mezzotint. The image is engraved into the surface of the metal by the use of tools or chemicals, that is known as etching. The term mezzotint means to work "in a dark manner." The method of mezzotint involves a tool called a rocker. When it is rocked back and forth over the plate, it creates a stippled texture similar to halftone. The texture creates a tonal effect that is unique to other intaglio processes in the way that it is a softer and more even means of adding shade.
Isaac Beckett was an English printmaker who specialized in mezzotint. Beckett was first apprenticed in London under a calico maker but later on learned the method of mezzotint from a print salesman. A large portion of his work was mezzotint portraits, in total he created a
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