I just completed the Alternate Ending portion of my recent Realistic Planet Tutorial, so you should all go check it out. Its on the same deviation, i just added it in. Thanks!
Long OverdueLong Overdue
Hey guys. I know that this journal is long overdue. Shit on my end has been pretty bumpy recently, and so its been hard to keep up here on dA. Hopefully within the next couple weeks, things will have smoothed out and ill be able to get back on here, post some new stuff, and reply to all the wonderful comments. But ive said that before, so dont hold your breath. If you really need to get a hold of me, note me, or find search for me on facebook (Austin Pickrell). In good news though, the great Hameed just gave me a 12 month sub, and i cannot express how grateful I am. I mean, how fucking awesome is that? Answer: REALLY fucking awesome.
Thats all i got. I hope everyone is doing well, and I hope to talk to all of you old friends more, very soon.
Great new band. Very soft, indie feel with a phenomenal female singer. These guys are brand new, so only one song is up right now, but you guys should definitely check them out.
Help me learn Flash!Learning Flash
So yea, school is over for the summer and im not moving back home for a couple weeks, so i have A LOT of free time. so i decided to learn flash. if you guys have and tips, awesome tutorials, some action script presents, anything, i would appreciate it. assume i have never even opened flash in my life (which is almost true)
thanks in advanced!
Side note: im using cs3 so action script 2.0 or 3.0 is bueno
!!!! Thank you all so much on my second DD on !! Any DD is a great honor, but this one has a lot more meaning to me. Not only is it my first DD on a piece of my true art, but of all pieces, its on this one. AS said in the artists comments, this piece holds a HUGE meaning to me. God works in mysterious ways. And it has been a rough couple weeks, so this was just what i needed to help me stay on my feet. The feedback that ive gotten on this piece has been really fucking great, so many nice people saying nice things. So truly, thank you all s
Important: Times of Change, PriteeboyTimes of Change
My friends I have news. Again, life has decided there is no rest for me. Shit really hit the fan....again. But this time may be different, instead of driving me into the ground like over the summer, this may be my way out. My escape. My dream. There are big things in the works, things that require much attention and hard work. I have reached a point where life has to take priority, and so I will not be as active as usual. I have already stepped down from Space Age, and may be forced to take other steps to lighten my load as well. I will finish the collabs and requests I have right now, but unfortunately will not be looking for more until things calm down. Ill still be here often, checking my inbox a few times a day, but no big projects (other than the upcoming attrius and UA packs, which im almost done with anyway ) But here is a brand new feature, so enjoy it, and wish me luck on codename: "Roadtrip"
hint: its not actually a roadtrip.
The Modern Space Art Movement: Our time Is now.I have been a part of the space art community for almost three years now, taking up a large majority of my time in design. The people i have met and worked with have become great friends, and inspired me to levels I never imagined I would achieve. From learning from the greats to teaching the n00bs, collaborating with multiple clubs and crews, trying to do my part in dA's space community, I always feel at home. But recently I have discovered an entirely new part of the space art community. The modern space movement is now. Our time as space artists is now. We are the next generation. Join me in bonding with space artists of all ages and all mediums. Join me in being part of the movement. Join me is spreading our work, our vision, our worlds. This is OUR movement. And our time is now.
Space Age: Our Time, Our MovementSpace Age: Our Time, Our Movement
Calling All space artists. This is your time, this is YOUR movement: http://spaceagemagazine.ning.com/
"We believe the world had enough "Berlin walls" of separation between ideas and nations, sharing the same planet. We see that the recent climatic changes are forcing us to move into space sooner rather than later as "one people under the stars". We know this has been a dream of all visionaries and spacemen from before the two world wars of humanity, fought for food and territory--not just for gold and ideology. Starting with Jules Verne and ending (or rather continuing) with all of you, we have painted with words and colors this human dream of shifting from planetary to cosmic society. Yes, this is not only sci-fi, this is not only space art! Humanity is destined for the starts, and not for the dust. And certainly not for oblivion and self-obliteration! Whether you're accepting the ongoing paradigm shift or not, time isn't going to wait for us to f
Collabs + Help Wanted + Break + ItDoesNotHaveMeSubscription Trouble
Hey guys, sorry i haven't been very active recently, life is still very hectic. This weekend i have a very good friend of mine stayng with me, so ive been busy hanging with him. I have the next week off of classes for thanksgiving which is super cool, but im headed back home so i dont know if it will mean more time for dA or less. time will tell. BUT on an awesomer note, check out some of the collabs that you can expect over the next few months.
One with :iconmcchaz:
One with :iconcrosseout: and :iconazaezello:
Two with :iconjesus-tks:
One with :iconazaezello:
One with :iconvoyager212:
and One with :iconthiagochackal:
So yea, some really good stuff coming out soon
A great group with a pure cause. Check it out, its worth the visit.
So my good buddy :iconbaz135: has started a really cool project to help out more inexperienced graphic designers. Its a really great program, so head over there and
The dA Collaboration TutorialThe tutorial
This is your chance to become a part of the largest collection of fresh and awesome tutorials on deviantart. The collection will contain tutorials that have not been published yet, and that cover a wide area of arts. I want you to join this project if you think you can contribute with some good stuff.
The tutorial will be organized in a very interactive flash, sort of like the grand planet tutorial only the users will be able to view multiple tutorials at once, and to move them around as they see fit within the flashfile.
There will be 8 or so categories, and each category will have 2-3 different tutorials. These tutorials will be picked from the submissions to ensure quality.
The categories are as follows:
- Graphic Design
- Color theory
The dA section of the archive will include tutorials on dA. How to get around, tips and tricks and so on. This will be the smal
Attrius Contest!! + New MassivesAttrius Contest
Attrius is now holding a contest. The Prizes are two seats on the attrius crew! Two New Members!!!!! Go check out the journal. DO IT!!!!!
- The Render
Hey guys. So as some of you may know its been a crazy couple of weeks and i haven't been on as much as i should. But things are starting to calm down a bit and within the next few days i will be back in action at full capacity. So thank you to all those favs i haven't been able to thank, you guys rock.
The new Attrius pack is out and it is damn sexy. Its small, but all of the entries are really awesome. Also, Attrius is going to be doing some really cool new stuff here soon. Cant tell you details but get over there and give us a watch. You wont regret it.
On other news, Lotay, AngelAsylum and myself just finished our most recent collab. Not done in time for the attrius pack but Im pretty happy with it so check it
Hello to everyone. it has been a very rough couple of weeks for me in the real world. i have a lot of shit to take care of, and i have to take care of myself before i can get back on here. i will try and keep up, but there are more important things i have to take care of right now, so i dont know how much i will be doing. as for attrius, there is no way in hell i will let it die. if someone wants to take over for the time being or you want to set a deadline for the pack, let me know. i will try and be back on and active as soon as i can but please bear with me. you guys all rock, and keep all the awesome stuff coming.
Good news!!! check out my sexy new journal!! a huge HUGE thanks goes out to gergelypolonkai
he really helped me out by coding this for me. code is so far beyond me, but he took it in stride, busting out a sweet fucking journal. check out his feature below, and go send him some love. he deserves it.
This feature is the main feature I do. This artis
Characters for Sale/Trade [OPEN]**MORE ADDED**
*Includes CS + HQ Designs!!*
((I really need points so most are wayyy cheaper than I bought them for))
You may offer on any of the characters here, including ones not in the Sale/Trade folder! However, the ones in that folder are the ones that need a new home the most.
What I am looking for, most to least:
physical items > points/PayPal > characters > customs > art > whatever else you can think of??
And I'm selling my old MovieStarPlanet account (lvl 15, 7000 starcoins, many pets/clothes/furniture/stuff!
Momilkie's OC Contest! $300 in Prizes! -Open-Hello my lovelies! *u*
It's been a long time since I've hosted a contest, and this time I'd like to make a big one!
The biggest and most expensive I will ever pay for in my life.
THIS WILL ONLY HAPPEN ONCE.
ENJOY IT. lol
And if you can, please help spread the word! ;u; <3
Theme - Draw my OCs!
To those who may not know, my ultimate bab is an Inuyasha OC I created named Yukiko.
For this contest, It'll be focused on her or her family. (who are also Inuyasha OCs)
She's paired with a canon character from the anime,
and if you have an issue with oc x canon then this may not be the contest for you. T u T;
Drawing anyone from her family is optional!
Drawing her with her fox companion Liam is preferred, but also optional <3
And I'd honestly swoon if anyone drew her with Sesshomaru.
Commission journal [open]Hello !
Commissions start from 40 points
and include everything
from sketches, to chibis, coloring, vector, logotype, graphic design, page layout, ...
but focus on illustration
samples for a typical 40 points commission you can also use donation widget
I will sketch what you want, digital or traditional
Here are your typical 250 points commissions / 2,5 $
Outline or no outline to your choice, colors, background, details
Black Heart Divider by Xiahism
these are your more detailed type of commission,
and start from 10$ paid through paypal
Traffic Jam by trezetreze Scape Doll by trezetreze
SAVE THE LOUD HOUSE!!!IF YOU LIKE TLH, THEN SPREAD THIS IMMEDIATELY!!!!!
If you didn't know, I like this recent show on Nick called The Loud House, and you should go check it out too!
But that's not the thing.... The thing is that One Million Moms is trying to cancel this show for a REALLY stupid reason. Here's why:
In the episode "Overnight Success.", It appears that the Louds are having a slumber party. In one scene, Lincon's friend Clyde gets dropped off by his parents for the slumber party. Seems ok, right? But NOOO, the Moms are angry because Clyde has TWO Dads IN A TINY LITTLE CAMEO. AND THAT'S THE ONLY THING THEY KNOW ABOUT THE EPISODE!!!
Unfortunately, children are now being exposed to same-sex marriage on a network that is designed for kids.
And that's a bad thing HOW???? That's like saying "Unfortunately, children are now being exposed to b
Raffle [CLOSED] WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENTWINNERS!!
1st place: :iconmochi-nee:
2nd place: :iconacryx0l:
HOW TO ENTER:
Be a watcher (new watchers are welcome)
Fav this journal and write a comment (+1)
Make a journal or poll about it (+1)
Tag 3 friends (+1)
22th of July (1 week)
♦ 1st prize: Halfbody with the simple background ♦
♦ 2nd prize: Halfbody - unlocked ♦
Hacuubii's draw my OC contest!hi everyone! other than selling adoptables I haven't really done anything on dA for ages, so here's a little contest!
I've redesigned my OC and mascot Spica, so in this contest you are going to draw her~ hope you like the new design
spica is lazy, quiet, petite and rarely smiles
there are ♥two categories♥ for this contest:
1. best Illustration
draw spica using a medium of your choice. I'd prefer you draw her in her new outfit! the illustration must be original. you can't use bases\trace someone else's art.
2. best Pixel Icon
create a pixel Icon of spica with her new outfit. I will use it as my new Icon! you can't trace someone else's art.
in every category I will choose two winners: first place and second place. there will be 4 winners overall!
1. first places win:
-A chibi commission from me \ custom adoptable of your choice
-handwritten thank you letter + traditional art piece sent to your
100 pixel request! (closed)thank you guys for the support so here!
- future this journal for other pepole!(however you want in jornal in a poll...)
- fav this journal
- i can't do the really hard things (armors and alot of details)
okay so yeah comment below and if you read the rules then write "i'm a chocolate"
What's with 'Studying from Life'!?This is the revisiting of a news article I wrote a few years back.
Allow me to begin this article by mentioning that this was written with aspiring professionals in mind. For those of you who wish to pursue art as a hobby with no intention to make it a career choice, I have no doubts in your abilities as an artist, but art for you is a pleasure seeking thing. I would never wish to turn it into something even remotely reminiscent of 'stressful work'--as a hobby should never come to that. So for you hobbyists, feel free to take this article in, but by no means feel obliged to apply the information if you do not find enjoyment in doing so.
As for you aspiring pros, this is an inevitable and unavoidable step you must take in pursuit of your career. This is your job--and if you don't like it, you're probably pursuing the wrong career!
But I digress.
I, like many of you--strive to be a professional in the field of art. In particular, I am an illustrator. I've been fortunate enough to
One Year Laterhttp://koili.deviantart.com/journal/Well-546094597
Exactly one year ago, I was alone in my room, crying. Panicking about what was going to happen in a few hours. I was going to leave behind the only life I knew.
One year ago, I was covered in grease, sweat and dirt. I showered once a month. I barely ate. My clothes and bedding were never washed. I was awoken or kept up every night by my drunken mother who would scream at me for no reason. Every night ended in tears until I passed out from exhaustion. I know she tried to be a good mom, and it was my fault she started drinking in the first place.
I had known :iconchillaid: for five years prior. We had gotten close in 2013 over Animal Crossing: New Leaf. We both found each other at the right time. Our friendship flourished from there. We roleplayed every night and bonded so much. We got so close. I considered her my sister.
:iconchillaid: would hear what my mom would do over Skype. She would stay up with me for the entire night comforting