Hello Autumn!I've waited for it so much... Basically I've been away from home for more than 2 months: first, one whole month in China with my kung fu training, then travelling around the country for another 3 weeks, then had another 2 weeks of summer special TaiChi courses and training... It was awesome but I missed sitting at my desk and just painting and relaxing. Not to mention that work piled up and I have absolutely no idea how am I going to finish 45 illustrations for my publisher until the end of the month! But hey, good thing that autumn is the best season to be creative! (at least for me)..I love it when it rains for days and nature is slowly turning its attention toward the inside, preparing to hibernate. The weather gets cooler, mosquitoes and flies start to disappear, everyone is busy in school/at work, light gets softer... And a hot tea always feels better when it's cold outside. And the calm, quiet and lazy playlist fits this season more than anything else.
Bologna Children's Book Fair (and other updates)Omg omg! I'm heading over to Bologna next Monday for the Children's Book Fair, I am so excited! http://www.bookfair.bolognafiere.it/en/the-fair/895.htmlIt's awesome just to think of all those editors and writers and illustrators and Wacom Cintiq that will be there and the exhibitions that will take place, omg! I bet I will find a lot of inspiration over there, and maybe I can also buy some nice illustrated books at a discount hehe I will be there the whole week (from Monday to Friday) so for all of you italian fellow deviants, if you happen to be around, do tell and maybe we can meet!Other than this, I'm saving money to go to China this summer for one month, to learn some TaijiQuan (Tai Chi) and Wushu Kung Fu from master Yuan XiuGang, in the Wudang mountains. I'm super excited about this also, it's going to take a lot of working to save all that money, but hopefully I'll get enough commissions I even started taking Chinese classes, right now I can recognize around 20-30 charact
Yay!I have just renewed my subscription, wow what a change! It has expired some time ago, but I was too busy to even check deviantart And now that I'm back (double yay!) all those ads and limitations were bugging me so much that I couldn't resist anymore lol ) (this is what happens if you are used to having a subby for 5 years, and then all of a sudden it's over)So yeah, I'm back! And I'm amaazed by the feedback I got on my latest piece http://artanda.deviantart.com/#/d5idj5u seriously, 437 favorites in less than two days? And it's not even the best work in my gallery I recently bought a new pc and Photoshop licence, so bye-bye Gimp, hello awesomeness hahaha - even though, no one could explain to me WHY is the damn Photoshop double priced in Europe compared to the US (to be more specific: €918,85 in Europe, compare it to $699 (equivalent of 535 euro).. expensive software is expensive.. crap.But at the time I bought it, it was "just" €800. At least I got that l
Still hereHello boys and girls!Sorry for my apparent lack of activity around here, I was quite busy with some projects (as you can see in the recent uploads), but I check my message center constantly and all your nice comments and all the faves really warm my heart each time. Thanks for all the support Theoretically now I have a mini-vacation until August, but practically it seems another project is waiting by next the corner Can't tell you what it's about yet, but one thing I can say: it seems like a lot of fun Being an artist is so rewarding Kisses from Transylvania,
Happy happy joy joyI just got admitted in the Illustrator's Club Romania! :iconflowerdanceplz::iconflowerdanceplz::iconflowerdanceplz::iconflowerdanceplz::iconflowerdanceplz:Clicky HERE: http://clubulilustratorilor.blogspot.com/2010/01/anda-cofaru.html:iconflowerdanceplz::iconflowerdanceplz::iconflowerdanceplz::iconflowerdanceplz::iconflowerdanceplz:For those who need additional explanations: This is an "official" organization that gathers very good illustrators in Romania. They don't accept anyone, and I was one of the lucky seven that made it in this round (they only have admissions once/year)
How to photograph your artPlease take a look at the video below, it's a very useful tool for anyone that has a not-so-powerful scanner, or artists whose works are too big to fit a scanner http://vimeo.com/20503333
About watch trades and whatnotThere is a phenomenon here on dA that I don't quite understand.People want to trade comments, llamas, favorites and watches for points, comments, llamas, favorites and watches.I see many deviants saying:"If you comment on mine, I'll comment on yours""If you watch me, I'll watch you""Fave this and I'll fave something from your gallery"I see many donation polls saying:"1-5 points: one fave""5-10 points: three faves and a llama""10-20 points: I'll fave your whole gallery and watch you"etc.And I just can't help wondering, isn't your collection of faves a place that should gather deviations that you cherish the most?Isn't your message center a place where only awesomeness should get in?Why watch a gazillion people for a few llamas and get your message center spammed by deviations and journals that don't interest you?And why fill your favorites collection with things that you don't like, just for the sake of others faving you back or for getting a llama or some points?If you w
Flash contest - Winner announced!I am giving away a 3-month subscription TODAY to whoever writes the most funny comment to convince me that he/she really really wants and deserves it!Ends today at 10.00 pm, GMT+2 (that is, in exactly 9h35min) Thank you to all who entered! black-chinese wins without a doubt for the wonderful piece of poetry mixed with jolly subby feelings and christmas-ish atmosphere. Congratulations!
Commission info, updatedPaintings on canvasusing acrylics or oils, depending on the size:20x20cm, or smaller - €4530x40cm, 40x40 cm - €5550x50cm, 50x60cm - €7570x90cm, 70x100cm - €18090x120cm, 120x150cm - €210Examples: Drawings with pastels on thick paperdepending on the size:21x29cm(A4): €2529x42cm(A3): €3550x70cm: €5070x100cm: €80100x200cm: €110Examples: Greeting cards.....at the price of €5. Each card is hand-painted on thick paper, with painted-margins on the interior.If you order 5 or more, I'll give you an extra one for free (random model)Examples: Note: I also take orders for custom greeting cards. The price varies from €5 to €10 depending on the complexity of your idea.IllustrationsPrices vary from €15 for a spot illustration, to €50 for a double-spread ill
Patreon Rewards Archive I'm currently making a living out from my patreon by sharing my PSD, video, tutorial and other resources for a bi-weekly donated if you are interested in supporting me and helping me produce more content while getting special perks, please check my Patreon!I'll be archiving all term rewards here to make it easier for my future patrons to look through : )A term is pretty much half of a month or 2 weeks and each has their own unique rewards and perks to them.If you are more interested in my tutorials, please check out my gumroad store : ).FAQ.TERM 30 rewards (Feb1-22)Tutorial, video process, voice over tutorial,PSD, HI-RES jpg
(NEW RULES) May 2,000 points GIVE-AWAY! Hello my friends! Here we are again, doing a give away! There will be 2 winners in total:1. 1,000 2. 1,000 Here come the rules! :1- Make a NEW journal featuring this one with the title "2,000 points Give Away by SeviYummy" 2-Put the link of the journal you made featuring this one here on the comments.3-Watch me.4-Favorite this journalNOTE: The rules are NOT optional! You have to do all mentioned above!
How to get Popular as an Artist (EDIT)EDIT: Sooooo, this journal definitely proved my thoughts and point. Congratulations to myself, this is ironically my most popular journal on my DA.NOW! I want to clear something first as many people seem to be mistaking and sort of bashing in the comments. People who do this type of content are not bad nor should be shamed. That is, if you really enjoy doing this type of content, there is nothing wrong drawing your favorite characters, wolves, cats, sexual content, tutorials, ect. (minus the drama... like seriously, this world needs less of that). I'm just a WEEE BIT tired of seeing young people and people that do art go straight into doing this because they get more noticed or this is the only way to get anywhere. They complain or abandon their passion/love that isn't 'oh so popular' (because it doesn't have advertisements/a pre-built fanbase, or a giant movie/tv show/game behind it) and move into something else that is trending just so they can be noticed. I know you want feedback.
HIRING ARTISTS!!!Hi everyone!I’ve realized over the years that I can’t draw everything myself, and I’ve damaged my hands by trying to draw all of my comics on my own. My followers are always asking when the next chapter of Fisheye Placebo or Knite is coming out, and it always pains me to say not yet. I can’t draw for more than a few hours a day now before the pain sets in.I’m still determined to finish the comics I started, but I know I’m going to need help. I’ve been dabbling in 3D backgrounds for Fisheye Placebo, but I still had to build them myself, which is very time consuming and damaging to my hands in different ways.I’ve been thinking a lot and I want to move my comic creating techniques to the next level and incorporate both 3D characters and 3D backgrounds. I’m not the most skilled when it comes to 3D programs, and I don’t have the time or health to create all the models myself, so I am looking
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Updates as of October2009: Missing Halloween's story was created. Discontinued.2010: Attempted to rework in 3D. Failed. Discontinued.2013: Revived and started the animation production. Didn't reach Halloween. Hiatus.2014: Resumed and held a contest. Didn't reach Halloween. Hiatus.2015: Resumed. Missing Halloween didn't miss Halloween!For the past month, me and Negyek were hard at work, day and night, to finish Missing Halloween. Later on, Procrastacat and VenBright were hired to give various voices for the ending scene. All of these are, of course, paid jobs, thanks to my Patreon supporters.By November 29, the animation is officially done. All 8+ minutes of it.This woul
DOLCE'S RAFFLE [1600+ watchers]◇ DOLCE'S ART + POINTS RAFFLE ◇WAAAAH I WANTED TO DO THIS FOR SO LONG ; ; and now we are more than 1600 i am so happy about this, guys ; ; thank you SO much for the support and hope this will be apreciated!also forgive me if i do something wrong but this is my first raffle help -PLEASE READ THE WHOLE JOURNAL!there are only few rules and you won't waste too much time reading them, so please read everything before you enter! ♥- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -◇ P R I Z E S ◇there will be three winning numbers ( choosen with a random number generator ), so three different winners!if you have taken more than one ticket and your numbers are choosen more than one time, you will however be winning one prize so winners will be three different users anyway ^ w ^◆ First number choosen: a full colored picure + 1000 points!◆ Second number choosen: a chibi or a pixel doll (180x180px) + 1000 points!◆
The 'FNAF Sister Location' Anti-Hate RantOK, so everyone should have seen Scott's new teaser by now.http://www.scottgames.com/akaI was not going to write about this originally (so forgive me for rushing this journal), since I figured that literally everyone knows about the news by now, but the way people are announcing it and reacting to it disturbs me. I thought we were better than this, but I guess not.Literally everywhere I go today, everyone I've seen is spamming memes like and saying that Scott is milking the series and beating a dead horse. Even people who have "left" the FNAF fandom and have decided to pop back in just to put in their discouraging, even hating, opinions. It's so bad, that I feel people are hating JUST because it has become cool to hate, as some kind of herd mentality. Well guess what? It doesn't matter what anyone thinks! Scott is clearly going to do what Scott is going to do! The amount of hate th
[OPEN] 2k+ Watchers art RAFFLE (edit:added prizes)Edit: Added the third prize because omg over 200 participants!! Thanks everyone!!THANKING AGAIN ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WATCHED ME, SO HERE IS MY SECOND RAFFLE!!I honestly am so grateful for anyone who likes my art, your comments and favorites help motivate me to continue drawing and improving! Thus, I would like to give everyone a chance at winning some free art from me. End date: May 25thWinners will be chosen by random.orgPlease read all the rules so you don't miss out on anything important!Prizes: (right now, 3 prizes total)TWO winners will be able to win a half-body with gradient background like this: (First one is example of gradient bg) (NOte: there is
I (finally) found a name for my Little Fairy!Yay, so happy! Her name is now officially and unoficially Lia, and we even threw a party for this! All of her friends were invited , see a picture on my Facebook page, here And stay tuned because right now I'm uploading a new illustration with her. Woohoo!p.s. The first person to guess what Lia comes from, will get 4 postcard-sized prints with her from me, for free