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Geeeente esse final de semana vai acontecer oComiccon RS
Vai ter painel, vai ter convidado, vai ter mesa no artists alley... ó:

Painéis, no sábado:
14h30min – Painel: Desafios da colorização (Cris Peter, Marcelo Maiolo e SulaMoon)
19 horas – Painel: Quadrinhos e a (Des)Igualdade de Gênero (Cris Peter, José Roberto Weingartner Jr., Guilherme Smee, SulaMoon, Louise Carvalho e Ana Koehler)

Vai ter mesa de autográfo tb, no sábado:
15h30min – Marcelo Maiolo, Carolina Mylius, SulaMoon e Christopher Kastensmidt 

E vai ter print tb, vai sim senhor! Vai ter bastante coisa legal que a gente preparou com muito carinho na mesa do Estúdio Complementares! Eu acabei de receber os prints da gráfica, to igual criança aqui!

Vai ter pra vender A Bandeira do Elefante e da Arara, também, e a equipe toda vai estar lá!

Espero que possa ver vocês por lá, e se você for, não deixe de dar um oi!
  • Listening to: 8tracks
  • Reading: Alla Prima II
Sorry my English-speaking followers! This is a simple journal to notify that enrollment is open on the class I teach where I live :)

Amiguinhos!
Estão abertas as matrículas na Napalm School!
Vc é de Porto Alegre e quer vir aprender e discutir arte digital? Dá uma olhada:
www.facebook.com/NapalmSchool/…

São cursos de 10 meses, em que eu tento cobrir ao máximo todos os tópicos que vc precisa pra chegar em uma imagem bem sucedida.
Qualquer dúvida, só perguntar <3
  • Listening to: 8tracks
  • Reading: Alla Prima II
Hey there non-Portuguese speaking followers! This is an announcement of a class I'll be teaching here where I live, so Portuguese only. Thank you!

Amigos e seguidores :D
Finalmente posso anunciar que estamos preparando aulas na napalm, aqui em Porto Alegre! Com muito carinho e dedicação, estou fazendo um resumo de tudo o que eu andei estudando esses últimos anos pra dar uma força pra você, que tb adora ilustração. Vou dar aulas ao lado da amiga CarolMylius . Segue o anúncio oficial:

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…

As vagas são limitadas, e se tiver interesse, por favor entre em contato direto com a Napalm.
Vejo vocês lá <3
  • Listening to: 8tracks
  • Reading: Alla Prima II
Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes, cakes and llamas <3
I unfortunately don't have time to answer all of you individually, but I have read each message and I feel loved :hug: Thank you all!

(on the other end, that means more are right! As soon as I get done with assignments and deadlines!)
  • Listening to: 8tracks
  • Reading: Alla Prima II
Hey guys!

So I have found this awesome text floating around today. If you like concept art, if you're trying to get into the industry, please take a few minutes to read it: 

And please feel free to discuss!
  • Listening to: 8tracks
  • Reading: Alla Prima II
This is just the portuguese version of yesterday's post: sulamoon.deviantart.com/journa…

O Mito do DPI


Afinal de contas, qualé a desse tal de DPI? Bem, é um conceito um pouco dificil de explicar - DPI foi criado pra resolver um problema um tanto abstrato, então a lógica por trás do DPI também é bem… abstrata. Que problema, você me pergunta? É simples: um pixel não tem tamanho físico.


Hein?


Tá, guentaê.

O que é um pixel? Por definição, um pixel é a menor unidade gráfica que nos temos em computação. Então ele tem um tamanho virtual. Você não vai conseguir nada menor que um pixel digitalmente, não. Mas essa unidade não existe no mundo "real" -  ela não tem um tamanho físico. Um pixel só existe dentro do software, assim como um byte de informação qualquer. Ele não carrega consigo nenhuma outra característica palpável.


Sacou? Um pixel é uma unidade 100% virtual.


Quando você exibe uma imagem na tela do seu computador, ai sim o pixel tem um tamanho físico: o tamanho que o seu monitor deu a ele. Mas você pode ter outro monitor, de outro tamanho, exibindo a mesma imagem com a mesma resolução: as imagens vão ter tamanhos diferentes por causa dos monitores.


Exemplo: você pode ter um laptop de 13" com full HD, que são 1920x1080 pixels na tela. E você também pode ter uma TV com 50" que é full HD do mesmo jeito, e vai exibir a mesma imagem em 1920x1080 pixels - mas vai fazer ela ficar muito maior. Você atribuiu tamanhos físicos diferentes a mesma quantidade de pixels por causa da diferença de tamanho dos monitores.


Essa quantidade de pixels é que se chama resolução. Quanto mais pixels você tem, mais pixels você vai ter comprimido na mesma área. Um smartphone como iphone retina display tem tantos ou mais pixels que muito monitor de 17" a 22" polegadas por ai - isso faz dele um display de alta resolução: ele está comprimindo muitos pixels em uma área muito pequena!


Então sim, se você parar pra pensar, uma TV de 50" full HD não tem lá muita resolução se você tem nela a mesma quantidade de pixels de um aparelho de 10". O que acontece? Você faz com que os pixels fiquem maiores para poder cobrir todas as 50" da área da tela da TV. Normalmente, isso faz a imagem ficar um pouco sem foco, embaçada. Você começa a ver cada pixel individualmente, pequenos quadradinhos que formam a colcha de retalhos das imagens digitais.


Tá, e onde que o DPI entra nisso tudo?

Simples. Quando se quer imprimir uma imagem, é necessária fazer a conversão de pixels (que não possuem tamanho físico) em algo que vai ser impresso em um tamanho previsível. Então criou-se o DPI como unidade para estabelecer o tamanho com que cada pixel seria impresso.


Literalmente significa quantos pixels (chamados de dots, ou pontos como se falaria em português) vc vai espremer dentro de uma polegada quadrada. É só isso. DPI - Dots Per Inch, ou pontos por polegada.


Quando começa a confusão: DPI não significa absolutamente nada pro seu computador. Ele é usado única e exclusivamente na hora da impressão. Todos os outros cálculos que o seu computador faz com qualquer imagem é baseado apenas no número de pixels. Não faz diferença absolutamente nenhuma se você coloca 600 DPI e uma imagem com poucos pixels de tamanho.


Por que? Porque para imagens da alta resolução você precisa de uma grande quantidade de pixels. Isso que é resolução, lembra? A quantidade de pixels de uma imagem. Se você está trabalhando em uma imagem de 1000x1000 pixels, isso não é muito - então se você tentar imprimir depois, você vai precisar esticar seus pixels para cobrir toda a área de impressão, e a imagem vai ficar desfocada e perder detalhes. Você fez os seus pixels ficarem muito grandes!


Funciona assim: uma imagem de alta resolução precisa ter uma quantidade de pixels grande o suficiente pra se imprimir com um número alto no DPI, como 300, e ainda assim cobrir toda a área de impressão que você quer sem ter que esticar pixel nenhum.


300 DPI costuma ser o suficiente para qualquer impresso que você vai segurar na sua mão, como um livro ou uma revista. Você pode abrir o photoshop, e na hora de criar um novo arquivo, colocar quantos DPIs você quer, digitar o tamanho em centímetros e ai o Photoshop cria um arquivo com a quantidade de pixels que você precisa. Mágica!


Cartazes e outdoors, impressos que você vai ver mais de longe, costumam usar DPI bem mais baixo. Na verdade, nem é incomum usar 20 DPI pra outdoors! Isso, vinte mesmo - não foi erro de digitação. Vai depender muito mesmo de como a imagem vai ser utilizada.


Então se você não tem idéia se você vai imprimir ou não uma pintura para portfolio que você está recém começando, não custa nada ter certeza que ela vai imprimir direitinho. Isso vai fazer o arquivo maior e pesar mais no seu computador, então não precisa exagerar! É um bom exercício dar uma olhada nos templates de criação de arquivo do photoshop e ver quantos pixels se usa pra cada resolução e cada tamanho de impressão, só pra ter uma idéia. Experimente brincar com tamanho em centímetros e DPI, e veja o que acontece com o tamanho em pixels, e vice-versa.


Eu pessoalmente tenho um computador legal para pintura, então eu uso no mínimo 3500 pixels no menor lado das minhas imagens. É o suficiente para fazer posters se algum dia eu precisar. Eu recomendo manter o menor lado das suas imagens com no mínimo 2500 pixels - é o suficiente pra maioria das demandas de impressão.


Mas lembre-se, o ideal é saber como e onde a imagem vai ser utilizada e já trabalhar no tamanho ideal pra isso! E se você está um pincelzinho com 1 pixel de tamanho ai, é quase certeza que isso não vai imprimir bem depois, então fica esperto ;)


Espero que tenha ajudado!


  • Listening to: 8tracks
  • Reading: Alla Prima II
So, what's the deal with the DPI thing? Well, it's a hard to explain concept - DPI was created to solve an abstract problem, so the whole reasoning behind it is.. as you could guess, quite abstract. So, which problem you ask? Simple: a pixel does not have a physical size.

What?

Ok, hang on.
What is a pixel? By definition, a pixel is the smallest graphical unit we have on computers. So yes, it has a virtual size. You aren't going to get smaller than a pixel, nope. But that unit does not exists in the physical world - so it doesn't have a physical size. It exists inside your software, much like a byte of any other information, but it does not have any physical attribute to it.

Let that sink in for a bit: a pixel is a virtual-only unit.
Got it? Okay, good.

When you display an image on your screen, the pixel does have a physical size - the one your display's attaches to it. But you can have a different display, with a different size/diagonal, displaying the same image with the same resolution: the image will appear at different sizes because of that.

Example: you can have a 13" laptop with full HD resolution. That is a 1920x1080 pixels display. You can have a 50" full HD TV that will display the same 1920x1080 image - thus making it look much bigger. Because you attributed different physical size to the same amount of pixels.

This amount of pixels is called resolution. The more pixels you have the more pixels you will have compressed in the same area. A retina display iphone has as much pixels in it as a lot of laptop displays that ranges from 17" to mid 20"s. So it's a very high resolution display because it packs a lot of pixels in a small area!

So yes, when you think about it, a 50" full HD TV is not that very high resolution if you can have the same amount of pixels in it as something as small as a 10" display. What is happening? You're making those pixels very big so it can cover all of the 50" area of the TV screen. usually, that leads to a fuzzier image. You start seeing each pixel, and it starts to look like a patchwork of small squares.

So!
Where does DPI comes in? It's simple. When you have to print an image, you need something to do the conversion of pixels, that have no size, to something that will print into a predictable size. So DPI is just an unit created to give printable size to digital images.

It literally means how many pixels (called Dots back then) you're going to squeeze into a square inch. That's it.

Now, where the confusion arises: DPI means absolutely nothing to your computer. It is only ever used when you're going to print something. Everything else your computer calculate as pixels. It makes absolutely no difference if you have a very small pixel size file but sets the DPI count to 600 in Photoshop.

Why? Because for high resolution images you need a high quantity of pixels. That is resolution, remember? The amount of pixels. If you're working on a 1000x1000 pixels image, that is not a lot - so when you try to print it, you will have to stretch your pixels to cover the area, you image will look fuzzy and you won't have a lot of details - simply because you're making your pixels too big.

So this is it: a high resolution file needs to have a lot of pixels - so when you print it using high DPI, like 300, you will still get a big print out of the digital file.

300 DPI is usually a good print resolution for something you will hold in your hands - like a book, or a magazine. Some art oriented publications requires a bit more resolution (400 usually for those). So you set the DPI you want in photoshop and then you set the actual physical size of the image, and photoshop will generate a file with enough pixels for you. Magic!

Banners and other printed media that are meant to be seen from a distance doesn't require so much. Actually, a big billboard can have DPI count as low as 20. Yep, twenty, not a typo.

If you don't have any idea if you will ever print this but you're just starting in a portfolio piece, you may want to make sure you will be able print it after, so put enough pixels in there for a print. This will obviously make the file bigger and harder to work on, so don't go to crazy with it, specially if you don't have a good rig. It is a good idea to take a bit of time and browse through photoshop presets for new files. See how the pixel size and resolution relates to the print size. Input some custom values in there too, see how that works out.

Personally, I have a computer good enough to work on big files, so all my files have at least 3500 pixels on the small side. This is enough to print banners if I ever need to. Keeping the smaller side to at least 2500 pixels and you should be good for most printing demands.

As a rule of thumb, if you want to print an image and you're having to use a 1 pixel brush for details, probably your image isn't big enough. So make sure you check this as soon as possible into the workflow - sharpen filter won't save your ass :p

So!
This was a long winded explanation, and since it's such an abstract subject, it may not have made any sense to you. I will leave this other links here, to other texts trying to explain DPI in different ways. Hope they help if I didn't manage!

qinni.deviantart.com/journal/C…

raeistic.deviantart.com/art/De…

rahll.deviantart.com/journal/H…

If anyone have any questions, fire away. I'll try my best to address them.
  • Listening to: 8tracks
  • Reading: Alla Prima II
Hey guys!

So, a lot is happening this year! With that, is being increasingly hard to respond to comments here, I am sorry in advance. Thanks a lot for all the comments and faves <3 Since I got back from the Imaginism Workshop imaginismstudios.com/workshop.php (which was great), I am pursuing a lot of different things.

So, let's start with some happy news:
I am very happy to announce I am going to have an image published on Exposé 11! Spring dance

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Spring Dance by SulaMoon
was selected :D

Now, why I don't have time:
I enrolled in Noah's Art Camp www.noahbradley.com/artcamp/ , a summer intensive to get your art better. Problem is, it's not summer in Brazil and I am not in vacations, and there is a looooot of homework, so I spending every minute I have here and it's not been enough. It's been pretty good though :) I have made a tumblr to post all my assignments on the class: sulasgonecamping.tumblr.com/

Also, Chris Oatley has started an online painting class that I really recommend. It's very affordable and not as intense; And the guys is the best art teacher I have ever had. Check it out: chrisoatley.com/digital-painti… If you want help and you're serious about getting your art better, this is an awesome place to start.

So!
I am updating a lot of different places, I just don't feel like spamming dA with random assignments and sketches. If you want to follow me online here is where you can find me:

Twitter: twitter.com/sulamoon (feed in English, but feel free to message me in portuguese :)
Tumblr: sulamoon.tumblr.com/ For sketches and quicker stuff :)
Crimson Daggers Sketchbook: crimsondaggers.com/forum/threa… I try to update this daily with all my sketches and studies.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArtOfSulaMoon If you like my art, please share from this site <3 Thanks!

Aaaand that's it I guess. back to working!
  • Listening to: 8tracks
  • Reading: The Art Spirit
Hey guys!

So I am having trouble keeping up with everything here in DA. Ever since the group feature was launched, it is very hard keeping my deviations messages under 2k, so checking everything has been much more time consuming that I ever anticipated. So I am, obviously, missing most of the updates I wanted to see :P

Which means I am bound to a devwatch cleanup...
And because of that too it's been really hard to reply to messages. So I am sorry, I will not be able to keep replying everyone like I used to do. My life is pretty busy this last days, a lot has been happening and I am trying not to drop the ball with my daily studies! So thank you very much for all the comments and faves! If you have a specific question go ahead and ask, I WILL read it and I will try to reply! I just don't have the time to thank everyone again :) So please consider yourself thanked! I love all the feedback :hug:

And!
After all the trouble, I WILL be able to attend to the Imaginism workshop next month! It's a very nice experience, 30 days in-house with some intensive learning and experience sharing. You can read more about it here: www.imaginismstudios.com/works… I will be attending it next month, so I will be gone until mid-march.

Did you guys know brazilians need a Visa to even visit countries like Canada and USA? My first attempt at the visa was denied, I though I had lost all the money I payed for the workshop heheh.. But I got the visa with my second attempt! Now I am preparing to travel and everything is nice but a big mess and oooh I am so excited hahah!

And oh (like I said, a lot happening!). I got myself an ipad and a pogo connect stylus! I will do a review of it and post here soon :)

All the best and see you all soon!
  • Listening to: Darksiders 2 soundtrack
  • Reading: Art and Fear
  • Playing: Darksiders 2!
2013 is almost upon us!
2012 was a huge year for me, awesome in a lot of ways! I have spent the last year focusing on learning to draw, practicing, drawing from reference every single day.

I am no where near the end of the road, but I am glad to see some progress by the end of the year.
Then came ChrisOatley with his groundbreaking Painting Drama class, and everything changed - I am now able to see and analyze things I have never before though possible. Concepts I believed I would never have a grasp to now laid bare to me.

So if you want to learn about what makes a painting good, I cannot recommend his class enough. Take a look: chrisoatley.com/painting-drama…

And, now it's time for 2013.
As my drawing skills developed, my painting skills are lagging behind. The challenge this next year is to keep pushing the drawing skill, but focusing on making paintings this round. I plan to do one painting per day, from reference. Going to take turns with painting from life, self portraits, painting from photos and movies screencaps (awesome light on those, great study source).

All that, and keep sketching and push a few portfolio pieces too :)
It's going to be a mess to set those priorities hahah!

Thanks for all the support, sorry I haven't been able to answer everyone properly, and let's all have a great 2013! Let's make it happen guys!
  • Listening to: Darksiders 2 soundtrack
  • Reading: Childhood&#039;s End by Arthur C. Clarke.
  • Watching: The Hobbit!
  • Playing: Darksiders 2!
  • Eating: Scrambled eggs
Hey guys!
Doing this after lovely pearwood started it again :) The first 20 people who comment on this journal, I will look through their gallery and pick my top 3 pieces! Please pass the love around if you decide to join! First ten or fifteen are absolutely fine. Let's discover our fellow Deviants work!

Bonus for :iconpearwood:! Corky at Camp 1 - August 2010 by pearwood 2012-298 Wolf Creek Glen by pearwood Summer evening walk - Jul 2011 by pearwood Go check his gallery, he is amazing! :la:

1. :icondelta-hexagon: and the First Metroid was Born by Delta-Hexagon Out of the Darkness... by Delta-Hexagon Omega Pirate by Delta-Hexagon
Oh yay, another Metroid man! Nice work! The first one is from 2010 but it's nice and stylish and I love it! I see you have been going into more illustration-type work recently. Have you tried drawing and painting from life? It's a bit hard at first, but it's also very fun and challenging, and there is a lot to be learned from it!

2. :iconchronorin: Alexis Kingsley: Rise of the Queen of Scales IV by Chronorin Lin's Metamorphosis IX by Chronorin Lin's Metamorphosis IV by Chronorin Nalla Fernin's Transformation by Chronorin
Whoa, all the lovely and different body types and some very nice variations in character design! if you don't know him yet, I suggest looking for Feng Zhu blog and channel on youtube; You have a very nice and strong character design approach! I think you would really like Zhu's approach to designing stuff.

3. :iconpolarone: Yuki by polarone Reflections by polarone Nahli Colored 2 by polarone
Hey there :D I see you are just starting! Keep pushing it! Shading is not that hard, it's actually quite fun when you start. I like you color work :)

4. :iconsailorlilo: :thumb292426830: :thumb332447809: :thumb338425523:
Yay, I love Lilo and Stitch too <3 It's so awesome! You have a nice start there, keep pushing it! Have you tried giving colored pencils a slower approach? Some Disney stuff goes very well with it - I think you would enjoy it! There are some nice tutorials around for some stuff you can try with them, its very fun, I love colored pencils hehe! And oh, you have some nice photos there too. I'd recommend pushing the contrast a bit more before posting them, it would make them pop a bit more :)

5. :iconsouracid: The Cultist by SourAcid Drapery application by SourAcid Pepper Mini by SourAcid Hand Study 02 by SourAcid
Ooh niiiice work around, and a lot of studies! Love them :D This hand study is pretty awesome! Do you keep a sketchbook thread somewhere? I am pretty sure a lot of people would dig following your studies and progression ;)

6. :iconkomikino: Victory Pose by Komikino Stabby Trio - Banner A by Komikino My Sentra - Transformer-ized! by Komikino
Woot Rich! :D I love Stabby, and that first piece it awesome! I wish I could have seen the banner in person!

7. :iconmiyopriest: .:Request: Amethyst:. by MiyoPriest .:Ib:. by MiyoPriest Miyo: Cookie Dress by MiyoPriest
Waaa such kawaaaiii colors <3 This is lovely! If you don't mind the suggestion, you should try and work your pieces a bit more - I don't know if you enjoy more illustration or graphic design, but you can push it both ways. You can either add a lot more graphic elements to it, handle it like it was a character profile with a nice icons on the background or try full illustrations with a bit more different poses and simple backgrounds. Either would work wonderfully, and you have this very nice feeling to picking a color palette that would just make everything work!

8. :iconnatasherz: Blessed He With Boils by Natasherz
Yay, another Warcraft fan! Very nice work you have going on here! I see we are trying to get to the same point - I also love fantasy illustration and this kind of palette for paintings! You are well on your way, hooray! :) Have you tried painting from life? Its pretty challenging,  and teaches a lot about light and materials - I think you would enjoy and benefit from it. Just set up a couple of objects near your computer, get a lamp to cast some shadows, and paint what you see!

9. :iconseishyn: Your time is almost up by seishyn A Gift Before I Go by seishyn Night Elf Druid by seishyn
Oh nice art! I love how you aimed for those full fledged scenes, backgrounds and a lot of characters! Those are always a bit scary to me, I've been trying to work past it :) You have a lot going on in terms of storytelling in each piece - and that is very nice and hard to achieve! If you want to push a bit more of realism in your work, I'd also recommend drawing and painting from life. I did learn a lot from it :)

10. :iconmarssyw: Potter chasing the snitch by marssyw Animal Silhouette #2- Bird by marssyw Mage and Griffin by marssyw
Hey Marcio! Oh those animal silhouettes are very strong and well defined! They are reading very well there, very eye-catching. And oh, this more dynamic linearts are very nice too - they stand out a bit more than the other lineart. If you like working on this more action-oriented art, I'd suggest you go for it! It's working very nicely!

11. :iconemilyhippieelliott: My Beatles Mural Complete!! by EmilyHippieElliott Paul McCartney by EmilyHippieElliott Guitar Love by EmilyHippieElliott
Hey Emily! Oh whoa, that mural is crazy! That must have been a LOT of work! Awesome :) Nice you finished it hehe I know a lot of people that would just have given up. Your recent anime stuff is pretty nice, I would love to see you spend more time in it - more carefully planned lines and shapes! It would soar :)

12. :iconelinericstam: :thumb339659820: :thumb342750841: :thumb338802670:
Oh yay! Even if you had very few images to chose from, it was still hard to pick only 3 hehe :) Strong images going on here! Lovely lines and colors, and that Snape portrait is awesome!

13. :iconrbl-m1a2tanker: Fierros Cmsn - Spartan Warrior by RBL-M1A2Tanker Cleaver Girl Progression by RBL-M1A2Tanker WolverWoehlk - Colored by RBL-M1A2Tanker
Oooh that spartan piece! That one is very good! You have very character work, man. If you don't mind a few small suggestions, two things I'd like to suggest to you: don't be afraid to pull the contract on metal/shiny stuff. They really do have stark bright spots - they just aren't as bright as your light source, so you can push till almost until white! On in golden surfaces, an eletric-very-bright-light-yellow. :D That would be awesome. And oh, shape contrast too. See on that spartan piece the difference in size you have on between both feet? That adds a lot of depth into the piece - if you can try and push that to the other pieces, I think you can get a pretty cool effect going, and achieve VERY strong images!

14. :iconshadow-saphirae: Lynx by Shadow-Saphirae Hi there! by Shadow-Saphirae Tigress by Shadow-Saphirae
Oh yay, very nice shots <3 Very nice compositions going on them. This gecko shot has this lovely light and color on it, awesome! And pretty sweet lineart too!

15. :iconhitokirisan: Assassins Creed no Brasil by Hitokirisan Sakura and Syaoran by Hitokirisan Realistic Sakura by Hitokirisan
Hey Antonio! Very nice colors going on here! That assassin creed piece is very nice, well done! I see you're really trying to make a push as colorist, and you are well on your way! Anyway, have you tried painting from life? It teaches you a lot, and its really fun :) It was a lot more depth then work solely from photos.

16. :iconwla91: David studies by wla91 Sniper by wla91

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Bouguereau study by wla91

Oh studies! I love studies! And very nice studies at it too :) I really like this latest piece of yours, the sniper one. If you don't mind my nosy suggestion, here: if you look your gallery as thumbnails, see how your studies are eye catching? I think that is because you have a nice contrast going on them, very strong values, you see? If you can manage to push that kinda of contrast in your work, that would be awesome!

17. :icontombernardes: :thumb341835050: :thumb340875522: :thumb340879006:
Yay Tom! I love your stuff man. You have been progressing so much lately it's making me jealous :) Keep going man, it's been awesome. Check his gallery people - he is awesome. And YOUNG! xD

18. :iconrogermed: WitchBlade fanart by rogermed Batman sample 03 by rogermed Sons of Asgard - SamplePage02 by rogermed
Haha this is another guy I will always have trouble picking only 3 images. And he does not even update, RIGHT? That first one is one image I still love, someday I will steal it and color the heck out of it. Check out his pages guys, he is pretty awesome.

19. :iconmukuro-sama: ID by mukuro-sama - Melancholy - by mukuro-sama - Parappa - by mukuro-sama
Yay! <3 Hey there girl! I love this last linearts you posted. Your graphic design and vector art is very strong, do you know that? It's hard to skip it when browsing your gallery :) I know you have been studying quite a lot too, so cheers! It's really showing nice results if you browse your whole galery!

20. :iconleeles2: Alanis Morissette by LeeleS2 :thumb294688797: Silence Is All by LeeleS2
Yay! No actually, you got the last spot hehe. I really adore your pencils, they are so soft and delicate! The faces you draw are very beautiful :) If you could spend a bit more time and scan your work or have them properly photographed, then push the contrast a bit so it reads a bit better would be awesome! So much has been lost because of the raw photos... Anyway! Love you work, keep pushing it girl!

21: :iconcindyworks: The Legend of Amarian by CindyWorks Wings of Light by CindyWorks Karine -The Cat-Owl by CindyWorks
Oh Whoa! Some awesome art you have, inspiring :D Very hard to pick only 3, so take my choices with a grain a salt - or I'd have to feature half your gallery eheh. Awesome work girl, keep soaring!

22: :iconalineboni: WIP - Andressa by alineboni SlutWalk by alineboni Rose Tyler by alineboni
Always spot for awesome people, right? <3 I love your portraits girl! And that wip has a nice framing to it - I have a thing for unfinished pieces and this was just so lovely! And I love that idea of photographing sketches with a bit more happening around it! It makes it so.. tangible? Now if only I can be less lazy about my stuff haha xD Awesome work!

23: :iconmorganhowell: B by MorganHowell scizor by MorganHowell toadstool by MorganHowell
Oh yay! Such a nice design gallery I couldn't help but feature too :D Very nice work man! Haha your creatures are amazing, very kick-ass! The only thing I would suggest for you too is to try and study how different materials work - leather, metal, skin, goo, softer/harder stuff. If you can manage to put that into your work, just a bit more, it would be AWESOME!

24: :icongabriela-birchal: The great flood by Gabriela-Birchal Mariana portrait by Gabriela-Birchal Midna comission by Gabriela-Birchal
I couldn't leave you out, could I? <3 hehe. Specially my fellow Dagger! I love this first piece here - the world there is SO BIG and the story going on is so nice! I would just like to see it rendered a bit more - which may be weird to say, since quite a few people says may work is over-rendered. I don't know, really - it its over rendering, or I just like my stuff to look less sketchy, you know? Anyway, keep pushing, I will be following you around here and on CrimsonDaggers forums!


So yeah, I did review the gallery and ended up doing more than I though I would. Hope no one minds the mini-gallery-reviews, really no offense meant! I just like art so much, and I love people being enthusiastic about it - I always enjoy people looking forward for their next level, right?
Thanks for the very nice afternoon every one, it was a delight to see everyone's work!
Now if you have time, please spread the love around and feature people too? It's a nice exercise for you and for the community!

Onto the next one!~
  • Listening to: Darksiders 2 soundtrack
  • Reading: Childhood&#039;s End by Arthur C. Clarke.
  • Watching: The Hobbit!
  • Playing: Darksiders 2!
  • Eating: Scrambled eggs
Okay!
So after thinking about this for a while, this is what I have been bothering me. I am receiving portfolio feedback on my whole DA gallery, even 10 year old piece, and people are calling me "cheap anime artist" heh :) So I do need to push some stuff out of view.
Since people have brought in interesting points (DA is not a professional place, it's much more about the story of your personal growth and a social network), that I do agree with, here is what is happening.

Full fledged old pieces will be out of the featured folder, and they will have their own neat folder on the main gallery.
The sketches and speed painting I have on the main gallery now will all be pushed into scraps, but not deleted. The scraps section will have a clean up though, lots of pieces no one cares about there so I think it will be no problem there. I am doing this exactly so I can stop this pieces to even showing up in "more by this artist" section.
And I will be opening a sketches folder to post more of my studies, and more often.

That sounds good for everyone? :D I hope so.

Hugs,
[Update]

Here is what I am planning to do :)
I will clear most of the scraps that has little to no comments/faves. I will move all the older work to scraps section - so DA don't keep pushing it over on related images and they are slightly harder to find. So nothing that is mildly popular will get deleted, just pushed back to it's hard too see.

I am thinking of doing a sketch folder and upload pencil stuff more frequently, that will not appear on my featured folder.

Let's see how that work out? :) What do you guys think?

[/update]

Hey guys!

Quick note that I will be deleting/storing older stuff. This gallery is not really looking professional, so it's time to change that. If you want to save something, please go ahead.

If you want me to keep something online, please tell me and I will seriously consider.

Thank you!
Thank you sooooo much for the feature on my last piece!
Parasitic Armored Arachnid: Gohma by SulaMoon

Thank you sooo much :iconvalasedai: and :iconlyricanna:

Now off to work so I can make more paintings <3
ooh this is going to be a perfect Saturday!

While you are at it, please check: Join The Portfolio Party!Submit Your Portfolio For My Live Critique Session NEXT WEEK!
SIGN UP HERE: http://ChrisOatley.com/early/
To celebrate the launch of my new online course offering - Painting Drama: Composition & Color Theory for Concept Artists and Illustrators – I'm inviting everyone who is interested to submit work for me to critique at The Portfolio Party.
The tentative date for the Portfolio Party is Saturday, November 10th.
Painting Drama will open for enrollment on the day of the Portfolio Party.
I hope to see you there!
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This is a portfolio review done by the same guy that made that Zelda painting a real possibility! It is an awesome opportunity, and its FREE, and its going to be awesome and I will be there!
Hey guys!

So I have been overwhelmed with the sheer amount of messages sitting here.
I did the unspeakable and deleted all of them - so I am sorry if you were expecting a reply from me in form; Please contact me again if that is case!

I love DA, and I felt I was moving away from just from the amount of messages to go through. So I am restarting from 0 here - let's see if I can keep it more active now.

Hugs~
Hey guys!

Quick update: I have finally caved in and set up a facebook fanpage.
www.facebook.com/ArtOfSulaMoon

I will try my best to keep it updated! I will, of course, continue to update here, but I need to reach more people, so give me a hand and like/share? ;)

Thank you very much!
Sula.
Guys!
Just to let everyone know - this last week was very intense, I was painting every minute awaken.
It ended up with me removing 2 wisdom teeth :p

Now I am in a medical leave to rest.
So all the comments will go unanswered for a while longer! But sorry for that, I will answer asap :D

Thanks for all the love this days <3

Sula.
Hey guys!

Oh wow, look at how the journal editor is looking pretty now ^^ We just need a rich text editor heh :p

Anyway! Been a long time since I have updated this, and well, I decided to try tumblr: sulamoon.tumblr.com/
I will try and get the unfinished work and sketchs there, and keep this gallery a little cleaner. Let's see if it works out - if it does not, Ill just move everything back here.

[]'s
Sula.
I'm sorry. I am kinda stupid and I have only learn how to give llama badges today.
I want to thank you all who sent me - and if you want one, just aswer here. Now I can give them back hehe ^^
So!
Posting this in one huge, big and sloppy spam.
This are various sketches from the time I worked on Fescher's, from personal studies and sketches during various games. Mostly trash, but this gallery need a big shake to be kept alive.

Lets see how this will turn out heh :P