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Interview with Colin Fisher(Givardo)Today I've had a honor of interviewing Givardo, one of people whose work inspired me a lot for many months now since this amazing artist was discovered by me! Here are some questions you should probably ask yourself as well. Givardo's answers helped me a lot, hopefully they'll help you as much!
1. When did you start drawing, and did the family support you as an artist when you were just starting out? Back when you were starting out, did you trace and copy a lot? Do you believe it helped you?
I started drawing when I was 10 years old, so that was 8 years ago. I was kind of bored and just decided to draw that day, I actually hated drawing before that. Haha. I used to dread it.
My parents honestly didn't think to much of it at the time. They thought I was pretty good at it, but they didn't expect me to continue, let alone want a career out of it.
I did trace and copy. A LOT. And I mean a lot. An
Get 1 week Feature ! (GAME)Hello everyone !
I am organizing a weekly mini game (inspired by Exquisite corpse game), and would like to invite you to participate!
The goal : Being able to make a drawing with 4 random words !
- Each participant win "1 week Feature" and even more !
- Everyone can participate ! (even the non-watchers )
The main interest is to train your creativity and most importantly to HAVE FUN !
More information in my journal : http://otaku-j.deviantart.com/journal/Feature-Me-GAME-432404996
Update: January 13Hey, guys! Hopefully you've had a great New Year! With the new year comes new changes, new people, new responsibilities. But most importantly - New Year is just a next gear for your ever growing artistic experiences. You compare your art with the previous year and what do you see? An improvement! This kind of spirit is very common in deviantART. We are the community which supports each other to make art. Without the social networks like this, we would probably quickly give up on creating art. From May 2010, this group had become just another way to get your art noticed.
:iconerniethemighty:ErnieTheMighty here. I am a video game developer, with hopes of becoming a concept artist one day. I am the newest co-founder of Daily-Art group. Having already fixed the permission and submission issues, I'd like to ask everyone of you to send me a note with any submission issues you may have with this group, now or in the nearest future.
Also, if you have any possible ideas for the contests, s
Group UpdateHey guys, it's your founder here. I know the group's gallery was a mess, a whole bunch of random folders were made and for some reason certain ones weren't automatically accepting deviations. I think I fixed it? Let me know if you notice a folder I missed or if your deviation needs a vote to be accepted.
Also, the two Co-Founders are apparently gone, so direct any notes and questions to me, either here or at my personal account at dragonofthesand
Happy New Year's guys, hope you all are doing well and had a great time. After I come back from Europe, I think I'll host a contest. If you guys have a particular theme in mind, let me know.
As you all know, Daily-Art is a large group, featuring the works of many different artists. Usually, it's fairly easy to manage, but with such a massive influx of deviations, folders get filled up quickly, and I'm not always readily available to make new ones when needed. The groups Co-Founder has many groups to manage already, so I'm looking for a new Co-Founder and more Contributors, especially since I'll be travelling out of the country in January next year. I need to know that while I'm gone, this group will be left in very capable hands.
So, if there are any volunteers, please note me personally ( dragonofthesand ) and we can discuss your new possible status
Contest Update + New FolderHey everyone~!
Just wanted to let you know that the contest will be a go, I just have to narrow it down to one theme. I have a few (fantasy, fairy tale, sci-fi stuff) ideas, but what would you guys like to do? There was a contest about love done not to long ago, perhaps another emotion that's the opposite? Or it could be something completely different and new, it's up to you guys
Also, I've created a new folder specifically for stamps, which is open to you guys I'm going to go through and move as many stamps as I can to that folder when I have some more free time, but for now feel free to submit all your stamps (both animated and not) to that folder :3
New Founder/Contest?Well, its official. Xeilo has been removed from his spot as founder of this group, and I am now the groups new founder. I don't plan on stepping down anytime soon
Anyways, who would be interested in another contest? And who would be willing to help donate prizes if we hold one?
Feature Folder - Rules - Active members?Hello everyone~
As some of you have already noticed, I opened up the Featured folder for you members to submit your best work too~! In doing so, I hope to expose a few of our lesser known, but talented members and get them the appreciation they deserve~ However, there are a few rules to this.
Make sure what your submitting is your BEST WORK. Don't submit something to the featured folder if it's not done or otherwise lacking in quality.
Only one submission per week.
No traced/stolen pictures. You will be reported for art theft and your art removed from the group.
Any and all forms of art are accepted (photography, fanart, digital, etc). However, if you submit a base, be aware it will most likely be declined unless it looks extremely well done. It can't look like you spent 1 minute in MS Paint blind folded on it.
If you already have a picture in the group, but would like it in the Featured folder, either note me, or remo
Panda Hoodie Contest!It's contest being held by :iconcalgarycosplay:, and is a great way for people to show off their artistic abilities and get an awesome prize!
Panda Hoodie Contest
Medium: Use any and every medium that you can submit to deviantart. All styles and formats accepted.
Brief Description: Create any artwork featuring the new CanadaCosplay.com Panda Hoodie and the words "canadacosplay.com" somewhere visible on your art. Go insane, be creative and have fun! Enter lots, there is a random draw prize as well!
1st Place: WIN 50% off the new Panda Hoodie or $40 off any CanadaCosplay.com Purchase
2nd Place: WIN 25% off the new Panda Hoodie or $20 off any CanadaCosplay.com Purchase
Random Draw: WIN 25% off the new Panda Hoodie or $20 off any CanadaCosplay.com Purchase
Deadline: May 31
More info: http://calgarycosplay.deviantart.com/art
PREMIUM + POINTS GIVEAWAY /Project EARNPREMIUM MEMBERSHIP & POINTS GIVEAWAY
AS PART OF PROJECT EARN
Prizes: 3 month premium membership, 1 month premium membership, 300 points
I told you a new giveaway was coming! This time I do it to spread the word about my current dA project PROJECT EARN which focus on encouraging awareness in different topics every month. The current topic is about bullying and everyone is welcomed to participate! Read more here: Project EARN introduction
This will be my 3rd giveaway and it will work the same way as the other times. The difference this time is that you have the chance to win a 3-month premium membership!
1st: 3 MONTH FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP (1 winner)
2nd: 1 MONTH FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP (2 winners)
3rd: 100 POINTS (1 w
NEW CONTEST: Draw Izka or Amelia!!So I decided to open a new contest, draw either one or both of my original characters: Izka & Amelia!
I really hope you will be interested in entering
~~~~~~~~~CHARACTERS: Izka and Amelia~~~~~~~~~
Click the image below for more info about the characters!!
- Draw my Original Character: Amelia or Izka, or both girls.
- You can draw only one girl or both together.
- You can add your own original characters to the picture as long as theres Amelia or Izka in it! (or both)!
Especially animals or creatures, since both girls love animals/ creatures a lot!
-Please draw Amelia with her bunny ears & tail
April Giveaway: 3 month sub!------------
A deadline's been set for April 20! Enter by then and you may have this chance
Two 3 month subscriptions, of course
I like doing these when I'm offline for a while. It's my way of apologizing for not keeping my promises to be more active. I'm trying! Thank you to those who continue to support me. It really is great having a backbone of support on devART-- especially when you're in a college full of super talented art MAJORS X'D I'm just a journalist major who really loves writing about her characters and occasionally drawing them.
There are two requirements, as always!
1) Be a watcher.
2) Favorite this journal.
*Otherwise, no rules. If you want to post a comment though, I'd love to talk to you! On a side note, I'm now on the MMO Final Fantasy 14! It's so pretty
And I did a thing! For the first time in forever
And then I returned...It's been a while since I've been actively online.
But even though temporary, it did changed my perspective on some matters.
It's weird how much the internet can become an influence, and how this process goes so unnoticed. At a certain point the countless voices of people around you blend into a continuous buzz. A buzz that you soon get so familiar with that you forget there was a life before it. I guess that's what social media does in general; creating a buzz. An artificial need for you to continuously be online and check your messages, because you might just miss something otherwise. Life, in general, has become so infused with the internet that it sometimes scares me. I'm part of the internet industry. Hell, I even made it my job! But even I sometimes find myself wondering where the time has gone that I could work on an artwork for hours straight, without feeling that creeping itch to check my messages.
The last few weeks before the break, I've repeatedly felt bad about
Pixel Raffle - Closed!
To celebrate Spring Break, as well as 200+ watchers, I decided I'm going to hold a pixel raffle! Basically I'll be giving away a journal doll, a set of linked icons, and a single icon for free! Just read the information below to enter.
Ends in about 48 hours, on April 14th at 8:00 AM. Winners will be announced shortly after.
After the raffle closes, I'll be using random.org to chose the winners! The name that comes up first wins the doll, second wins the linked icons, and third wins the single icon!
+Fav this Deviation. That's it!
To Increase the Odds:
Advertise this Deviation in a poll or journal, and link me to it below. This will add your name to the pool a second time, to double your chances, as well as letting more people know about it!
What I Do and Don't Draw:
Wolves, Dogs, Cats, Horses, Lions, MLP, Original Animal Species, e
The World's Grumpiest Charity CollaborationThe long wait is over! The new charity collab is officially OPEN!
Take a close look at my previous collaborations:
Honoring our antagonists/supporting antagonists
Celebrating Kirby's Anniversary
Biggest collab on deviantART by far with 270 people!!
I am happy to announce the next theme!
Grumpy Cat is the theme of this collaboration!! Let us honor the world's grumpiest cat and raise money for the Animal Shelter!!
For every submission I get, I will add $0.50 to the pool. That money will be sent to the SPCA right here in Swift Current. this is a "no kill" shelter and the are in a bind right now. Every grumpy cat will be for a good cause! Help me reach 200 people again! If I get 200 submissions, I will donate 50 do
~500 Points GiveAway!!!!!!!!~:icondragonhi: Hi everyones!!
Finally I have the necessary points to make a little giveaway, for the members of this group.
The points are from my personal points box.
Only one will can win this special price.
Addicional Gifts: I will raffle 3 free commission beetwen the participants too (exept the winner)
How Participe? Is very simple
1. Watch me SolKorra :iconsolkorra:
2. Fave this draws
3. Comment this journal with the word "Done".
4.If you want participe too for the 3 free commissions, comment with th
New Contest - donate prizesTwo Themes Contest
new contest and this contest we will do differently because it was very difficult to choose 1 theme among the 20 suggestions made, then will have two themes, and you can choose which theme to make your entry.
and the themes chosen are :
My friend is a monster (can be a fantasy creatures)
choose your favorite theme for you to make your entry. and do something creative, because jurors will judge creativity.
PE: How to Make Pixel CloudsHow to Make Pixel Clouds
In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to make pixel clouds. I have two different types of clouds I use depending on the piece; semi-realistic, and cartoon style. I will be showing you both today!
Let us start!
The semi realistic style can be done two ways, depending on if you are limiting colors or not.
First, I'm going to show you the way for if you do not care how many colors you use.
First you will pull out your pencil brush, as you would normally do when making pixel art, and set the color to white. After that, set the opacity to around 10%-20%.
Randomly brush side to side with the pencil, and then overlap some lines randomly as well.
Keep doing that until the cloud if about as big as you need it; it should look something like this.c:
Contests - *new*Commissions*new* *EDIT*:iconsparklesplz::iconCplz::iconOplz::iconNplz::iconTplz::iconEplz::iconSplz::iconTplz::iconSplz::iconsparklesplz:
SD Contest 17: Cassidy: http://fav.me/d5j3asb
Contest Theme: Draw My OC Cassidy
Prizes: Subscriptions, Art, Features, Points, Llamas
Deadline: June 09th, 2013 11:59pm EST (GMT -5)
Art contest, prizes are in Paypal and
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