Devious Journal EntryToday is Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead in English. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died And I thought I'd share this short animation video that I found, which I think is a great example of what this holiday is about.
Animated shortI thought to do a little something where once every week I'd share a video of an animated short that I find and like it.Here's one that I found several months ago, I love the the designs, the colors, the animation and the music of this one.
Animondays - Transformers Fall of CybertronAnother monday, another sharing of animated shorts. Well these are videos that are from the game, Transformers Fall of Cybertron, but c'mon, these are really kick-ass animations nonetheless, the music is really great, and I find myself watching them over and over still in over a year since their release
no talent this is my final say in the argument against natural born talent vs skill. we all start out by drawing scribbles that slightly resemble things. i was about 3 yrs old here., and had probably already been drawing for some time since i was brought up in a family of artists. drawing only gives back with the time we give to it, and it takes a lot of patience, more needed in the beginning, and a lot of determination to keep at it even though we are continually frustrated.hope this inspires some of you to keep going, or some of you to start, it will be even better if more of you, my dA friends, stop making excuses saying you werent born with the ability to make your dreams come true. the only thing holding you back is yourself. drawing is but a skill which we learn through lots of practice, determination, observation and patience. if you also have the undenied passion for it, you may see yourself getting further than others.it also helps if you're able to be ho
Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #1Sorry about the title. It was stuck in my head so I had to xDD. note: Faving this journal might help with your exposure but it's solely up to your fellow deviants ~It takes me a while to put these together, so if you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (I still have a lot to go through and it adds up every time i put up a feature journal), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take ....a few months, so please be patient!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A Little Bit Of All - Oct/Nov/DecPhotographyDigital ArtThe time un-keeper by xiao-speckHex giant robot card by 1oshuartBalloon Fish by cyber-seagullWaP - Morning by fictographLiving in the Clouds by DolceCaramellaSpiral Swastika by JanRobbeTraditional ArtUntitled by AnzishenSora by otakumizu4502All That Glitters by cyndavalleWolf Eye by VoodooDollyArtworkdance koi by kosharik69Elizabeth Taylor by AlexndraMirica
7 important traits for any artistHere's a checklist of 7 important traits to becoming a successful artist. It's not the 'ultimate top 7' but these are the questions I thought of first. Either way they are extremely beneficial questions to ask yourself.1 Do you draw even when you don't feel like it? It's an essential skill to being a successful artist.2 Do you know what motivates you? The more you know about what makes you tick, the more productive you can become.3 Do you constantly fight past your comfort zone? It's the best way to evolve quickly.4 Do you set aside some time at least once a week to work on your own stuff? Keep those creative juices flowing!5 Are you passionate about the work that you do? Keeping the passion burning will lead you to bigger and better jobs. Everyone wants to work with passionate people.6 Are you prepared for the opportunities you're waiting for? Prepare for the opportunity now and they will come sooner than you think.7 Are you nice to others? The most important ingredient to beco
10 beneficial things artists should ask themselvesHere's 10 important questions to ask yourself. Read them constantly as a checklist to make sure your are heading in the right direction and using your artistic potential.1. What motivates you to create art? Write down your answer and think about how you can use this very important information.2. What kinds of information have you been putting on the internet? The internet is the new resume. If I can find dumb pics or comments from you then other people can too...3. Does your art express something interesting? Great art means something to its viewers, not just its creator.4. Does failure push you forward? How you deal with failure will determine how skillfull you will become.5. Do you enjoy arguing or flaming people's work? If you are the type of person to hate on others, it will come back to you. Especially with the internet and all the social networking.6. Do you try out new methods/materials/subjects that might be unconfortable at first? Success is inevitable if you always choo
I don't do artwork for free!And you shouldn't either.This video explains why: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWXYoD7wfOsAnother one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3YWMlbMvXk
Check this out.This short animation is so witty, charming and adorable.