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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 )
No more excuses, it's time to improve your art!You’re probably well acquainted with the old proverb “practice makes perfect.” And while I don’t fully believe that perfection is attainable, because the very notion of perfection is somewhat subjective, getting better at anything requires both time and effort. I’m going be very blunt here; if you want to improve your artistic skill you need to actually practice.
My heart goes out to everyone here who is struggling to improve so don’t feel that I’m purposely singling you out here. However throughout my time on dA (and in real life) I’ve met artists begging for advice on how to quickly improve and sadly when I tell them to begin practicing the excuse is always ‘well, I don’t really have the time for that.’
And I ain’t got time for yo attitude.
You do have the time
Inb4 “you don’t know my life!!!1one1!!” Listen here young padawo
Custom T-Shirts and Other CommissionsHey guise! Since I opened commissions, here's my commission info (my old commish info is a bit dated so time to start fresh). Among the regular 2D work I do, I'm now offering CUSTOM T-SHIRTS! Woo! I may add bags if I see cheap canvas available at my local K-Mart/Dollar Tree. So spread the word around and if you're interested shoot me a note!
Frequently asked questions
How do I contact you for a commission? Send inquires through dA via note. Send inquiries through email to email@example.com
What is your method of payment? Paypal. My paypal email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Will you accept points as payment? Sorry, only Paypal is accepted.
Are all prices USD? Yes, all listed prices (and or quotes) are USD only.
What is your payment policy? 100% upfront for most commissions. If th
Rent Update/Opening CommissionsGood news everyone! Thanks to everyone who graciously donated funds to my cause I was able to pay my rent The property manager decided last minute not to take my case to court so I avoided eviction proceedings and legal fees (which would have been a bonafide nightmare). I really appreciate everyone who donated and shared my journal around It means a lot to me!
Now that that crisis is avoided, I'm faced with other not so great things thanks to not having an income.
My bus pass expires at the end of this week and without it I'll have no way to get to job interviews downtown (or to anywhere for that matter...curse living on the edge of nowhere). I'll be able to pick up another one, but it will expire a week after I buy it, thus landing back in the same predicament.
As you can imagine, my utility companies are at my throat for blood, and while I'm sure I can get away a bit longer without giving them anything, that time is nearin
A Tribute to Robin WilliamsWatch depthRADIUS
A Tribute to Robin Williams
Robin Williams Tributeby EmilyStepp
Why did we delay for more than a week the publishing of this remembrance? Because to properly reflect the impact of this loss on the millions of Robin Williams fans worldwide, we wanted to be sure to capture a true sense of the torrent of love for Robin pouring in from the community in the form of heartfelt portraits and other tribute art.
We chose the “best”
Monthly Theme VOTE and WIN POINTS:icontransparentplz:
All works here http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/29360832
Hello dear members, watchers and visitors
This is the new way to find our winner of our monthly challenge: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED on this theme!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins 130 points;
the second place wins 80, the 3rd place wins 50 and the 4
50 facts meme and artbook featureLet's start that DA's helpdesk is actually... not so helpful at all.
My ticket more or less came back with a generic response. The so called bug is apparently already known for a for a full month and with that message my helpdesk ticket was closed :')
As for now I've got some good stuff coming. Both articles (journals) and art. But it seems to make little sense to post them if half of the watchers doesn't even get notified (it basically feels like they fell off the face of earth), and the other half gets the notification with a 3 hour to 2 days delay. Not to mention that I stare at a blank page half of the time, because of the bugs. So I guess I have to postpone posting the really cool and awesome stuff until DA gets their shit back on track. Sorry guys T__T
For now, a few small updates
First of all, I want to
Gallery Descriptions: Traditional Art, part 1Galleries Month
Traditional Drawings and Paintings
These two subcategories of Traditional Art contain almost the same sub-galleries - the only exception is Technical Drawings in Drawings subcategory. There are many definitions to describe what paintings and drawings are and you can still add a huge "except..." at the end of each. General rule is: in drawing, you create the picture with lines, while paintings use filled shapes or surfaces. For painting, the medium is a combination of pigment and liquid (simply put), but some pictures done with dry media (such as dry pastel) can also be called paintings, following the previously mentioned definition.
Pictures focusing on the formal, non-representational aspect of imagery. They emphasize lines, colours and generalized or geometrical forms, deprived of reality and recognisable objects or beings. Very often confused with Surreal.
Fan Art Friday: PersonaHello and welcome to the 52nd edition of Fan Art Fridays I'll be featuring 10-15 pieces of fan art, by fandom each week. This week will feature art from the Persona series
Persona woodburned tarot set by cutiechibi Persona 3 - Thanatos by kiyo-e Persona 4 - Izanagi 01 by garion Master of Persona by genkimami Persona 3 - Forced Religion by YumiKoyuki
Gallery Descriptions: Traditional Art, part 2Galleries Month
This sub-gallery is for three-dimensional or two-dimensional artistic compositions, made by putting together found objects not generally thought of as art materials.
Two-dimensional works made of a combination of other forms, often including photographs, newspaper clippings, or any other type of object which can easily be glued down.
An artistic genre of three-dimensional works, that branching from sculpture, are more about the concept than the form. They are usually designed for a specific site, but can be mobile, to transform how the space is viewed.
The sand of time by Mr-Goblin
shadows of the street
kom2106 by WilfredSagen
assistance is offered by EintoeRn
witchcraft by PsycheAnamnesis
:: ghost town by noahsamuelmosko
Fuji5579 by wchild
Untitled by djailledie
the ladder ... by DeterFArt
from nowhere to elsewhere VIII by Tom-Ripley
Secret view by 9dZign
00707 by NunoFigueira
Balloons by pavboq
der Musengaul by tanja1983
David Brubeck - Blue shadows in the street https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzjjkeETWMc
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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