Busy bee!So tired right now, but slowly recovering. It's been non-stop recently from both my day job and my freelance work. Everything just kept coming but just got to soldier on right?For those who don't follow my Twitter or Facebook art page I've got a couple of new videos up.The most recently one is Awake with Me by Sarah Moss.My job before this was a quicker job, it's Golden and Green by Ghosts in Daylight. They're both very different videos but hope you enjoy them. If you like these videos please share them around. And how are you all?
Official music video for One Clean Year Of Wonder!Boy it's been a crazy couple of months, I've had to move, had a new job, and I'm still freelancing! It's been completely non-stop so I haven't really posted anything personal here for a while! Hope you all like my latest work, for those of you who watch follow my Twitter and Facebook you'll know I finished this a little while ago but it was just waiting for a release date.We hope you enjoy this video, there's more projects coming up in the months to come! On the dA side of things me and TimberClipse will be planning a series of themed features and articles in the months to come and we hope to make it a regular thing!
Sign up for Art History!Good day Deviants!As you may have heard we've got a good chunk of Art History for you all once again! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this, the purpose is to explore the origins and beginnings of all the various art genres we love today. Art History covers all genres and artists, from Painting to Poetry, Sculpture to Sewing and all that's in between!At the moment the week is between 15th - 21st February and it's looking like this:Sunday 15th: Digital Art DayMonday 16th: Traditional Art DayTuesday 17th: Film & Animation DayWednesday 18th: Lit DayThursday 19th: Artisan Crafts DayFriday 20th: Photography DaySaturday 21st: Cartoons, Manga, Anthro & Fan Art DaySo as you can see Tuesday 17th is our day to shine as the Film & Animation community! So what we're looking for right now is anyone who wants to contribute anything such as Features (thumbnails), Detailed Articles, Interviews with other Deviants, Mini-Contests, Chat events and more! For mo
Music video and life update!Firstly here's my latest freelance work, it's a horror themed animated music video, that's based on a story called Dark Amelia by Sally O'Reilly.The song was written by Darla and the Blonde, and it was inspired by the story itself.We went down a very 'motion graphic' approach to the animation which makes a change for me! It was fun to work on. Collaborating with a writer and musicians was a great experience!Now as for the boring life stuff, some of you here will know I'm going to be moving flats soon. My housemates/landlords are moving out to their new house just before Christmas so we've had to flat hunt super rapido! Luckily we've found a place now and we're awaiting all the paper work etc. So I've got a super busy month ahead with the potential to not have Internet for a brief period of time because of this as well. So bit of a heads up there really! And
Film and Animation August 2014 DD RoundupHello good citizens of deviantARTland! Summer sure has gone quick, there just isn't enough of it. Hope you've all had a great summer, as it's start of term for you students out there I'm sure you'll be working away on some new animation projects now which we'll be eager to see in the near future! Thanks as usual for all the suggestions you keep sending us, keep them coming and also keep up the good work! Christmas in Alsace - Episode 3 by 1-k-0The Rite of the Fireflies by lindelokseSoria Novel Trailer [Full Version] by tiffaLavellion - Live to be Alive
Project Educate Gallery: Film + Animation Galleries MonthIntroductionHi everyone! Welcome to the first of two articles about the film and animation gallery. Our gallery is the part of deviantART where everything comes to life! Our community is relatively small compared to some galleries but it is a thriving and exciting one. The range of talent we have includes super talented design students through to professional motion graphic wizards!With independent film and animation works on the rise over the years, it’s a really exciting community and gallery to be a part of right now!For gallery descriptions month TimberClipse and I will be talking about the gallery as a whole, the application process, how the gallery runs and even a little bit about ourselves! Film & animation in deviantART in general Film & Animation is a gallery in itself on deviantART but it
Official music video to Light Through the DayHey everyone! Super quick update from me because I need to run around and sort out friends wedding things. I only finished baking for them at 00.30 AM this morning... So yeah I'll be away this weekend helping out and attending a friends wedding. Anyway couple of things, firstly I started a Graphic Designer and Multimedia Developer job full time this week so I'll be able to support my freelance work. I've only been there a couple of days but I'm enjoying it so far, the team are friendly and helpful, and I can see some fun challenges ahead!In other news my animated music video to Light Through the Day is composed by Alexander Chapman Campbell as part of his album, Sketches of Light. It was produced by The Smalls and Decca Records/Universal music. Took a little while for release but it's finally here! Hope you all like it! Any likes, shares, tweets etc would be much appreciated. Most of all I hope you all like it! I got to speak to Alexander directly whilst working on thi
My deviantART StoryI was introduced to deviantART by a friend who is no longer active on here. I joined 10 years ago and it's been an amazing journey so far. I started off just posting mostly animé/game inspired drawings and fan art to get feedback from the community. It wasn't until many years of lurking that I finally started to open out and post in the forums. Over time I got to know more deviants and I made some great friends as a result. The only other site I was a real part of was legendofzelda.com, where I also made some great friends over the years!deviantART has grown so much over the years and the artists in every gallery on here is absolutely amazing. Initially it was more about the fan art and game art that I was interested in, and over time as I learnt more as a student and started seeing more of the world, my appreciation for every form of art grew with it. In fact I touch on many areas of art and design, did you guys know I did origami as well?
Film and Animation July 2014 DD RoundupHappy July everyone! The Film and Animation community has had a very busy month it seems! We've got a great selection of work for you guys! Congrats once again to everyone and keep the great work rolling in! It's that time of year where there is a lot of ace student projects out there that you guys would have finished! Don't be shy and upload your work! The Animal Restaurant by Kurtssingh Oddland intro by JavasBoss by Rocai-MediaHijacked by InfusionsBarega by conniiption<b>
Using HTML on deviantARTHello!Hello and welcome to my little html tutorial. I've been working with html codes for a couple of years and I'm going to teach you what I know about using some basic html on deviantART. This won't make you a html expert or something and I'm not an expert myself but it will give just enough knowledge to make your journals, comments, news articles and other neat and lovely looking. deviantART actually has FAQs about html but I still wanted to do this because they look a bit unorganized, in my opinion. Also, why would you want to look for those FAQs when you can just open this news article where you have everything in one place? You may already know some of these, but I hope you'll find at least something helpful in this news article.Some basic htmlBold text: <b>insert text here</b> Result: Example textThis html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's commen
Label Me Lesbian: A Guide to Types of Lesbians [Bullet; Yellow] [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Pink]The following is an extensive guide to the different Labels a Lesbian may have. In my experience I have come across many Lesbians who just thought they were a Lesbian. This guide was at first for TheLesbianClub's Chatroom Classes, but I have decided that this could benefit not only the club but many people out there. If you are a Lesbian and questioning what type of Lesbian you are, then this guide is for you![Bullet; Pink] [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Yellow] [Bullet; Green] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Purple] [Pride] [Bullet; Purple] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Green] [Bullet; Yellow] [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Pink] LesbianLesbian is a term most widely used in the English language to describe sexual and romantic desire between females. The word may be used as a noun, to refer to women who identify th
About hackers on DA and what you can do"Hacker alerts" are pretty common around DA and it has been for a long time. Journals warning you that there is a hacker loose at DA and will hack your account if you don't copy the journal and re-post it.Some variations can be: "There is a hacker that will block all your friends, leave nasty comments on other's profiles, will deactivate your account, will get you in trouble with the staff, etc." another could be "Don't watch *insert deviant's name here* because they will give you a virus if you do" there are a lot more variations, but you get the idea. These journals always end with something like "If you read this warning, spread the word and share it with your friends so they won't be the hacker's next victim!"I know, reading something like this can feel terrifying and you might feel compelled to spread the word, you don't want you friends to be a victim of this terrible hacker!I know people re-post these journals with good intentions, trying to warn others about this supposed ha
Free (and cheap) Art ProgramsUpdate: 5/2/2014 - Added Mischief. Dogwaffle, Krita, and SmoothDraw coming soon. Any other suggested programs are on my list to test, thank you for your thoughts.Photoshop is a great program, but despite it's many features it's a bit pricy at $999. I created this list for people with smaller wallets and certain art needs.The programs are listed according to what type of art they are best suited for.Don't know what program will be best for you? Most of the paid programs have trial versions available, download them and see what you like best.Programs:DRAWING/SKETCHING/PAINTINGopenCanvas | ScreenshotPlatform: WindowsPrice: 59 USDScreenshot:Pros: ability to customize brushes, ruler tools, user-friendly interface, some built-in screen tones. Can create "event" files, where others can watch you drawing long after the fact. Updated regularly.Cons: Not as m
Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.Characters (Generic or nameless):Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
1000 Points Giveaway!It's been over a year since I last had a giveaway so here's a chance to win 1000 points!How to Enter? this journal. It's important since the fav list is used for selecting the random winner.Link this post in your journal.Post a comment letting me know you've done 1 and 2.OptionalI'm looking for more followers for my Facebook page, where I post unfinished pieces during my painting process. In case you like my art and wish to have your comments heard early on, please consider liking the page here: https://www.facebook.com/artofarisuonpaa.Please note that this doesn't affect your chances on the giveaway. I'm not seeking higher number of likes, but I highly appreciate any comments during my painting process. I'm always trying to explain the choices I make in my posts, so it's a good place to learn and ask questions too!The giveaway ends on July 20th. I will randomly pick a nu
7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better ArtistPractice, practice, practice. Gah.Attend life drawing classes over the summer. Blegh.Take a sketchbook with you everywhere you go, and fill up ten of those bad boys at the coffee shop. Pfft.Let's be honest here. We all want to become better artists, like, right frickin' now. We don't even want to have to suffer through hour-long tutorials of some pompous snooty hack bloviating over the intricate methods of drawing eyes on YouTube. We want progress, we want improvement, and we want it on our desk in ten minutes ago!Fine, fine, I hear ya'. While these aren't going to make an instant Leonardo da Vinci out of you, these might get you up to...ehh...Basquiat caliber. Sure, I've made tutorials, but those are more about setting up Photoshop for the sake of coloring an image, and not so much building yourself artistically. Those are more technical lessons. Artistically
How to get noticed on deviantART!:faq56:I've had many people ask me this question so I'm going to elaborate the best I can. As the FAQ above states, to get far on deviantART you HAVE to give feedback to get it. It's almost virtually impossible for you to get noticed without doing any of that. I learned that after a year of being here. Browse ArtThis is something that you will have to do in your dA lifetime in order to find your inspirations and be able to learn new techniques. When on the front page of deviantART it's probably the most diverse amount of artwork you'll see! Ranging from pixels to sculptures, tattoos to anime to poems, there has to be at least one that can catch your eye! There are millions of deviants here and even more submissions! Try searching for artworks that please you. You can even have a randomized search by using stuff like the random d
That's how you get pageviewsAnd here you have the number one question that people ask me:"How the hell did you get so many people to view your art? You're not even that good!"I can't do anything other than honestly admitting that I'm not that good at art. I'm not some awesomely skilled concept artist, at least. I've seen many people do a better job while receiving a lot less of attention.Why a medium like DeviantArt works for me? Probably because I've been around on the internet for so long, and I've spend so much time working for internet-marketing company's, that things like advertising and web usability have become a second nature to me. A lot of the things that I've come to regard as common sense in internet communication, are things that are nowadays proven successful by research.It's important to know that websites like DeviantArt are listed in the category social media. That probably didn't occur to most people, since DeviantArt seems to be so heavily focused towards art (and tradi
January Film and Animation Daily DeviationsIt's that time of the month again! Well done to everyone selected! Sleeping Lullaby 1 - Short Animation Film by =ElConsigliereMechawhales II: Venegance of the Mechawhales by *hauke3000Haywire Trailer 2 by ~psywareLevel Up (2012) by ~rasenth8 Ball by ~fraughtuk