Get an Art Education Without Expensive Art SchoolsAs much as I love my school, Academy of Art University, it's not necessary to attend a special art school in order to learn about art. Because of the internet, there are plenty of resources available for those who are self-motivated and eager to learn.I'll start with some of the cheapest resources, ending with more expensive ones:1. Blogs, podcasts and livestreams. Most professional artists keep blogs, and these things are free treasure troves of information. The best blogs don't only show off art, they also give tips about the business of art and introduce you to new resources. Try starting with Muddy Colors, a super informative blog run by several professional painters and sculptors: http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/ For podcasts, check out Chris Oatley's artcast: http://chrisoatley.com/category/podcasts/ Also check out the Awesome Horse Studios livestream: http://www.awesomehorsestudios.com/2. Online tutorials and videos. I basically taught myself digital painting by combini
Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?Let it never be said that Sak doesn't deliver!Last Sunday I had a Skype meeting with Brendan Julian and Richard Johnston - the voices of Louis and James respectively from my upcoming animation - to discuss the finer points of Honour Amongst Thieves. As promised, I managed to record it and so without further ado, I present to you:Honour Amongst ThievesThe Podcasthttp://www.youtube.com/playlist?listLv0aJNOpaJrotahQ1swwUQd8wjr9TfWVQ&feature=edit_ok I was delighted to see the two of them got along so well, because their character interaction promises to be great this way. Unfortunately, Santiago's VA was unable to make it due to timezones, but perhaps sometime in future we'll be able to repeat this again plus one Spaniard!Enjoy!--Sak
Stock Rules And CommissionsA tiny update to my commission rules/images balance.PLEASE READ!!!!Free UseCommercial UseRequestsFree Use1.Credit and notificationYou are required to credit me if you have used my stock.I like to see the work produced and just posting a link back to my stock/pagedoes not notify me OR come up in searched on DA for my user name, use the following ::devNull-Entity : Null-EntityOr:iconNull-Entity : :iconNull-Entity:-----------------In addition you can notify me or link to the exact stock used but it is not required.If you are posting your work on other sites (FB/Tumblr) etc then I still require a link to the piece and credit on the piece/in it's description.AND if the stock work is a COLLABORATION.... THEN NOTIFY THE OTHER STOCK ARTIST(S) AS WELL.------------------------------------------
ZBrush For Hard Surface DesignHey guys! Very excited to announce our new Master Lesson from concept designer Tom Paul over at cubebrush.comFirst is the trailer and second is the third chapter in full. The entire lesson is 15 chapters long and runs for 3h56min.The full thing is not free but it's the cheapest videos of this quality you'll find anywhere online. Top quality stuff by top artists, nothing less.Have a great week!-marc
::You can ignore this::Yeah... as the title says, you can ignore this as it's just going to be musings and thoughts on things. FIRST of all -- This is not a rant or even a vent. It's just a journal, just thoughts and opinions.I think mostly regarding art theft and where, on a personal note, I stand on the subject is what I'm most thinking on lately. I've read quite a few journals and talked to a few friends about what has been happening to them, not to mention my own issues with it as of late.To me taking something that isn't yours and claiming it without even asking is stealing. That's how I was raised and how I still view it. This notion of "They think your work is so good they take it to use, it's a form of flattery!" -- that's like saying someone stealing my car is a flattering gesture. Stealing someone's stuff isn't a form of flattery, it's actually quite the opposite. "You have something I want so rather than work to earn/achieve getting the same thing or a similar item, I'
Creative Challenge #21 - LureTime for a new challenge.Roll your sleeves up and get ready to work Creative Challenge #1 - CleanCreative Challenge #2 - ChristmasCreative Challenge #3 - GatewayCreative Challenge #4 - Cold Creative Challenge #5 - ScotlandCreative Challenge #6 - Froud FaeCreative Challenge #7 -
Self Censorship and Feeling Judged.Im sharing this around because its something I feel extremely strong about. I wont sit idly by and let good artists be strongarmed into feeling jugded, second guessing and self censoring (removing from portfolio) their own work.If you feel that way, my message to you is this:Fellow artists,I received some really troubling PM's today. Please don't feel you need to self-censor your work if you enjoy making pinups / sexy girls. Don't remove it from your folios, and never, ever, second guess what you enjoy spending your free time making. Especially don't feel judged because you appear to not be a champion of a cause of any kind. Regardless of how prominant of an artist you are, or where you work in our industry, your free time, is YOURS. Feel free to express who you are, NOT who other people think you should be.Your eternal friend,Hazardous.
God of Evanescence!! + Wanna be featured??Heey! You all probably know my picture "God of Evanescence":It is just amazing how many artists reinterpreted/drew this character by me! Just have a look at all these awesome pictures!: It makes me so happy to see, that artists got inspired by my picture!! So, if you are inspired to draw your version of my character as well, go for it!! I will feature all the pictures, that are drawn for me on my homepage.. FOREVER!! That could mean a lot of clicks and new watchers for you! ^^ But dont let that be your main intention, you should feel inspired and have fun drawing it! Just dont forget to credit me, if you are drawing my OC! ^^ And send me a note with your finished picture! Oh and in other news: For the ones, who didnt read my last journal: I am now on facebook! I will post my artworks, WI
SenshiStock FAQThe questions that I commonly get about me/the stock/life in general. If you have additional questions, just ask!This was updated in July 2014 What are stock/resources? How do I use them?:faq217: What is SenshiStock?SenshiStock is a deviantART account full of non nude pictures of people. These pictures are here as a drawing and art creation resource. They can be used for anatomy help, pose reference, help with drawing perspective, and much more! You do not need to be a member of DeviantART to use SenshiStock but you are still required to follow the CC BY 3.0 license for use of the stock. Can I use your photos?Yes, but please read the Rules. I promise, they are really easy to follow! What is the
Use my Stock CONTEST 3 (CLOSED)0.7 Ok, so I will be very busy this next saturday, so I decided to push the dedline from one week. LUCKY FOR YOU FOLKS!! 0.6 5 more entries!0.5 More entries!0.4 2 more entries, check them out 0.3 Our first entries!!0.2 New prizes for the contest!Take note that the drawing style of the artist providing the prizes must be respected while ordering the commission (:0.1 The contest is officially open!!Good luck!_____________________________ Video Game inspired Lara Croft. Mario Bros. Commander Shepard. Master Chief. Sonic... iconic characters that changed our life through the years, inspired us with their designs and created strong emotions out of their stories. By using my Stock as a reference, draw a character of your choice from a Video Game you enjoy.oFeatured Examples oWhat can I draw? One or several Video Game characters in the environment of your choice.You also
Summer contest starts now!Abel : Hey guys! It's 1st of June and we're here with the details about the summer contest that starts today!Cain : We'd appreciate a lot if you'd help us advertise the contest! Summer Contest:A hot summer dayRules : The main theme is summer, to be more precise a hot summer day. You can imagine anything related to this. It can be a day at the beach, or going out for a tasty ice-cream, or fighting with the heat at the dorm, or OR OR ENDLESS OTHER POSSIBILITIES! The used characters will be Cain, Abel and Seth. All three or in any other mix you wish. However you may use other characters from the comic, such as Aaron, Isabella, Vanessa or Rebecca, as long as one of the brothers is in the picture too. This time you can use your OCs too, along with th
!RYKY on YOUTUBE!HEEEEEEYYyyyy everybody .... I have youtube account NOW!!! and my first VIDEO TUTORIAL you can see in (HD) there http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc-KMAlGAX4&feature=youtu.benext video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-DQh0jRVpoThank youu very much for looking Have a nice day YOUR RYKY
Black Light Galaxy Video Tutorial!I don't think I ever posted this! What the heck? I've got a tutorial on my Black Light Galaxy! You guys should watch it! Because you're all really cool. Yesssss!