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Contest! (art and cash/point prizes to be won)Hello everyone~ baaoju here and I'm hosting an art contest for my character, with lots of prizes to be won (more prizes to be added soon too)! This is my first contest so please be lenient on me ; 7 ;/baaoju
Even if you are not going to join, I'd really appreciate it if you spread the words about this and/or donate prize for the winners maybe? <3
Dateline: March 1st 2015
These positions are not applicable but more judges might be added soon! Except for me the judges are pretty much pros so they'd know what to judge on, mostly based on aesthetic and skill, to make sure it is a fair contest~
How to join
Create art with my OC (information of him can be found below!)You don't have to be my watcher, anyone is allowed to participate!Multiple entries are encouraged as there is a special prize for the one who has the most entries.Any form of art is
Tips for smooth clean line artHi,FriendlyHand
Is your line art shaky, wobbly, sloppy, fat, uneven or pixelated? The subject of clean line art comes up a lot so I've gathered together a number of tips from various DA members that may help you improve your line art. Some of the techniques described below may contradict other techniques described below so you may want to experiment and decide what works best for you. Most of these assume that you have a digital tablet. (Make sure your tablet drivers have been installed correctly. If your cursor is behaving erratically it may indicate a problem with your tablet or drivers.) Some posts have been edited for brevity or spelling:
"I developed my own technique. And it works quite well for me. It raised my Lineart cleanliness from 24% to 98%, yeah, really. Here is how I do it digitally when I'm not using a traditional sketch:
First a rough sketch, and I isolate it in its own layer then set its opacity to 50 or something near that value.
Then on the second layer
FAQI have updated this journal as FAQ (Frequently Asked Question).erebun
Q: What program do you use?
A: Paint Tool SAI and Photoshop CS3.
Q: What model is your tablet?
A: I use a Wacom Intous 3 4x5 graphic tablet > http://reviews.cnet.com/pointing-devices/wacom-intuos3-4x5-tablet/4505-3147_7-31109391.html
Q: What kind of texture you use?
A: The ones I usually use are by dierat and gimei
For more kinds of textures, I usually go here > http://cgtextures.com/
Q: How do you apply textures?
A: I cannot give you a definite answer to how I apply textures, everything I have done so far is experimental, I don't like keeping a fixed way of doing my work coz I often forget, so it's better to explore new stuffs every time you make something new. I can only say that, if y
PortfolioAbout my reaction in the last journal...Lo-wah
Getting rejected from Cal arts came as a huge shock to me. It did more than bring me down, it made me feel like i didn't try hard enough and that what i have been doing was all for nothing. It may sound like an exaggeration, but it did effect me alot.
My entire portfolio was made to fit the requirements of Cal arts and i worked as best as i could on the portfolio for this school more than all the others. All my hard work, and i wasn't able to get in.
I'm still not entirely sure how i feel about the chances of me getting into the other schools, but I'll just have to wait.
I'm not going to apologize for posting my journal from before, because i can express how i feel, right? But i'm incredibly grateful for all you guys' support... I seriously don't think i deserve it. All i do is complain, and rarely do i post a decent, well-done deviation, and many of you guys still support me.
Thank you so much.
Some of you guys expressed an interest in
Slenderman AttackTwo girls in Wisconsin have been arrested for stabbing a classmate, apparently with the intention of becoming minions of the Slenderman. They were caught walking near a local highway, en route to Wisconsin’s Nicolet National Forest, where they believe the fictitious character lives.jollyjack
The victim, who was stabbed 19 times, is making a recovery.
All the girls involved are around 12 years old.
That’s all terrible, but what actually irks me more is that a spokesman for the Slenderman creator, and administrator for the website where most fiction revolving around the character is posted, has said "We are not teaching children to believe in a fictional monster, nor are we teaching them to be violent."
I think it’s pretty bad that a person who comes up with a concept has to be afraid of the reaction to how other people use it. Especially children. They’re random, dangerous little buggers.
Think back to your own childhood. What was the stupidest thing you did, and why?
Titillation vs. SexismBoobs.jollyjack
Guys are fascinated by them.
Through single-digit ages, they find the very concept of them hilarious, and when puberty kicks in the mere thought of lady-lumps generally causes some movement in the trouser department. These weak-willed creatures will follow them anywhere and they will do almost anything if it means simply being permitted to gaze upon them for a few moments more.
The entertainment industries, from the big movie makers to the lowly art whores (like me) know this, and have played upon it for years in order to separate males from their money. As a result, mass media is awash with the female form in all manner of provocative poses and dress.
Many women are fed up with this, but is the whole thing “sexist”?
Well, it’s impossible and indeed wrong to say a whole industry is one thing or another. Ultimately it’s all one, big, dumb organism that simply moves with the cultural winds. It perpetuates what sustains it. It’s only when you break it
An overactive imaginative writer/artist who wished for one of her works to be published/on-screen. |
What is your preferred art of style?
Anything, actually! I'm very open to most art, but I actually liked manga style... or something in-between Neo Gothic Surrealism and painterly style.
What do you like to draw?
Girls with short hair, girls with tied-up hair, cool beauties, bishounens, shotas - LOLS. Okay, I actually draw a lot but the first two are my favorites.
What is your preferred medium?
I like watercolor and copic as my traditional medium because they produced so much smoothness and color variation. However, digital media became one of my most used medium because you can vary the brush from anything and you can save more paper!
What is your preferred art program?
Photoshop and SAI. My beloved programs back in 2009.
Personal Quote: I draw for self-expression, fun and freedom
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