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Evangeline Jeris :iconorashenko:Orashenko 4 0 Mountain pass duel :iconorashenko:Orashenko 4 0 Lug Lamfada :iconorashenko:Orashenko 5 0 Fionn Mac Cumhaill (Finn Mac Cool) and the Fianna :iconorashenko:Orashenko 7 0 CuChulainn :iconorashenko:Orashenko 5 0 Brian Boru :iconorashenko:Orashenko 3 0 A Fighter :iconorashenko:Orashenko 1 0 Nemed :iconorashenko:Orashenko 1 0 Nuada mac Echtaich :iconorashenko:Orashenko 3 0 cover :iconorashenko:Orashenko 2 0 Ailus By Daniele Bonacini :iconorashenko:Orashenko 1 0 Il modello di Pickman - The Pickman model :iconorashenko:Orashenko 3 0
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Gozzoviglia Fantasy - Fantasy guzzling :iconorashenko:Orashenko 0 0
Ghetto di un altrove - Ghetto of beyond :iconorashenko:Orashenko 0 0 La caduta delle stelle-The fall of stars :iconorashenko:Orashenko 3 0 L'orrore di Dunwhich - The Dunwhich horror :iconorashenko:Orashenko 1 0


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Use of the colour wheel for lighting and shading
I want to talk about some simple things that even professional photomanipulators don't give enough attention sometimes.
It's the reason why our work can be perceived as wrong a bit , especially by traditional artists. People who are not artists usually say “something's wrong”
Our theme for today is colour of light and shadow.
I want to point out – there are many colour schemes and rules for that (it would be better to write an individual tutorial on that),
some are better for realistic works, some for surrealism, some for abstraction etc. It depends on your idea.
However, today we'll talk about the basic rule that must be followed in any professional work
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Why advertising ain't evil
One of the things I mentioned in my journal about social interaction was that you should only watch a person on DeviantArt when you were genuinely interested. While that states the obvious, the statement sort of backlashed on me, and many people called me a hypocrite for saying the above thing, because I've been advertising my profile at dAhub and apparently that's one of those things you shouldn't do.
However, I wouldn't be me if I didn't think of this as bullshit.
I've been calling this whole "marketing is evil" statement on DA utter nonsense before, and I will do it again. Because it actually is. It makes completely no sense to be on a website with so many artists that want to sell their art/commissions/adoptables for a reasonable price. Yet when anyone doe
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How to get more exposure for your art.
I was recently asked for some advice on getting exposure as an artist.  Here's my own advice with personal reasons as to why I suggest them. This is not a post for 'bragging', if you take it that way, then please stop reading *i mean this in the nicest way orz* This is stating facts from my experience. What worked for me and what doesn't work. It shows how my own art has gained exposure throughout the years and how yours can too.  I am not a fantastic artist, I know what I'm good at and what I struggle with. I work hard for what I know I can push out and I do it proudly. I hope this post will help you earn more followers and give you a bit of inspiration as well.
Please note this applies to all sorts of art :D!
1. Sign up and share your art on the most popular sites that involve artists as a large portion of the community. Besides the regular FB, Twitter, etc. there are more specific ones:
- DeviantART- FurAffinity (for those who
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Conquer your artblock
I think every artist out here has experienced it at least one time in their career: the so called artblock. A moment of total lack of inspiration that suddenly hits you, and leaves you unable to create. Most often the solution is to just wait. Most artblocks will solve automatically with time. But there are circumstances in which an artblock doesn't automatically disappear, or when you have deadlines to catch. In that case, you might be helped by some basic tips to conquer your artblock.
Over the years, I've experienced an artblock (or writersblock, as they call it for fiction writers) many, many times. Most of them were short, but the longest lasted over 2 years. Most of them solved on their own. But sometimes I just needed that little bit of extra help. Therefore, I made a list with a few tips and tricks to make your artblock go away. Hopefully it'll help you as well as it did me.
:bulletred: Beat your fear
Most artblocks come from fear. The fear of not being able to
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100 Questions to Ask Your OC
Hello, folks! The purpose of this exercise is to delve deep into a character's mind and tease out interesting eccentricities about them, the bits and pieces of unique information that make them special. Each question is designed to help think about the character more and understand them. Whether you're responding to one question or all of them, hopefully your character speaks to you all through it!
   1. People don't behave the same way all the time. In fact, they generally have a mask for every social group -- friends, family, business. Sometimes they have a different mask for different groups of friends. How does your character act around different people? How does their personality shift and change?
   2. Your character has been brought to a party and promptly ditched. They don't have a ride back home. How does this work? How comfortable are they around all of these strangers? Do they interact?
   3. It's kind of awkward - what subje
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Price of the Art on dA
I would like to move a very specific thread.
It's about the price of art and commissions. Because there are a lot of questions; what decides for the price of art? Why it is worthy? And why do we buy commissions?
Some is already written here:
I've met with many people who were complaining about the price of art, especially why it is expensive and it doesnt deserve. Even some person did a drama just because prices of my art are *too* expensive. And I'm not alone, I've saw on some proffessional artists who are on dA as well.
I noticed the price of art on deviantART is very low.
Like many people complains that full colored picture plus you get original for 50-70$ is too much. I did some research and counted how much artists originally earn (out of dA)- even a simple artist earns 5 times more than great artists on dA which I know.
Do you know on Eurofurence just only PRINT can be sold there for 100-500 euros?
Do you k
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Say NO to the Internet Prices
I've been observing a situation of the artist who courageously set up their prices on very decent prices (in meaning: no more 50 bucks full color image of yer characters! but almost 200$ one for her really nice character painting) where I felt so proud of her for being brave to set up the real price of the art. But I was also a witness of bunch of complaining people (mostly I noticed they were young) screaming that her art is not worth for shitload bucks.
I really wanted to slap faces of these people.
Really, who decide that someone's art is worth that price?
You do not decide how much wort is my art - as my work.
You do not know how much effort I've put into a piece, countless hours, stress, time, including also a years of practice and studies, frustration as well personal finances into the art materials.
Do you think my art is a fun hobby?
You do not decide if my art is a form of fun and what are real feelings with the artist while working on artwork as part of paid job.
It's no more
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Tutorial: Legally Get Your Stolen Art Removed

Here's a quick tutorial for anyone who might find their artworks on a website without their authorized permission. This is the method that you legally go about having copyright infringement dealt with, so your request (if submitted to a host located in the US or other countries that respect copyright laws) will not go ignored. You do not need a lawyer to file a DMCA takedown notice, you only need to be the copyright holder of the work. If you created the work, it's copyrighted to you.
:bulletred: You will usually not get much of a response if you try to submit an informal copyright notice through Support requests on a website. This method is what's outlined in Section 512(c) of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and what service providers will respond to.

STEP 1: See if the website has a copyright section in the Terms
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About 'Overpricing' things
MOVE on 'Overpricing': About 'Overpricing' things

[My Opinion Versus Everyone's] Please remember these are simply my opinions and are not meant to imply that you should agree or disagree nor should these prove to be offensive in any way; if I do come across displeasingly then you have my apologies beforehand, thank you.
Ah! And btw, if you haven't seen Stephen Silver's video about pretty much this topic, please do :) ->
I see a lot of comments here and there that go something like this...
"50 points?? Why would I pay 50 points for an adopt..."
"100 points? Are you sure you're not overpricing that...?!"
And I'm sure many of you have seen similar comments, now I understand that points aren't the easiest things to accumulate when you're fresh into dA or even we
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So You Want to Commission an Artist

1. Introduction

It's fun to see your character in another person's style. For those of us with a heavy affinity with characters, it can be easy to get lost in the desire to want to see your character drawn by many people. Or perhaps you know of two or more characters you want to see in a certain scene. Artwork makes a wonderful gift for friends, too, and a new piece sitting in your notes can be just the thing to bring up your spirits.
Most people operate on a budget for entertainment purposes (and commissions for personal use would fall under the entertainment budget), and it can be hard to get your fix of commissions when you have little to work with. This guide should help you locate commissions that fit your budget, as well as providing you (hopefully!) helpful tips that will give you the resources to confidently commission your favorite artists.

2. Commission Etiquette

Before you start looking for artists to commission, i
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Pay the PayPal Fees
Have you seen someone take commissions with the following in their terms: you must pay the PayPal fee (calculate it at a site like

Every time I run across someone with those terms, I tell them this is against PayPal's terms of service. Some respond 'oh, okay' and remove it, others argue with me and say it's not against their terms. One person has said they will refuse to work on the commission unless I do pay the fees.
I contacted PayPal directly regarding this to get final word on whether this is a violation or not.
Here is my question:
When I am shopping online, I often see people have a rule that if you pay with PayPal, you have to calculate the "paypal fee" and add that on top of the price of the product or service. Some people will refuse to ship or work if they do not receive the "full amount" (without the paypal fee added in).

Is it against the paypal terms of service for these people to do this? What should I tell them
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Why many artists suck at marketing
Well. I can at least say that the average artist's mentality towards marketing never ceases to amaze me.
Either the guys here are young and naive --that's what I hope it is, since still being pure hearted in a time like this is good-- or they are willingly unaware of what's happening around them.
It all started with a question that came to my mind.
Would people be willing to pay a few point in exchange for a feature on a busy page?
How I got to the idea?
Well, I'm doing contests and giveaways now and then. Things for the community, you'd say. To get some feedback, feature stuff, promoting unknown artists, and that kind of stuff. In order to host those contests and giveaways I often need DeviantArt points. Now, I do get a lot of them by sheer donation. But that always seemed a bit empty to me. So I thought up some kind of idea. To give beginning artists the chance to get featured, and make use of the traffic on my page, in order to get their work viewed by people all over the website. S
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Daniele Bonacini
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
born in reggio emilia, italy, march the 3rd 1985, after highschool i attended the bologna's accademy of fine arts, course of painting, comics and illustration.
right now i'm working to turn this passion in a proper profession


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KingsOfShadow Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Llama.
sobbing-jester Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
THANK YOU by sobbing-jester  
Natsuko-Hiragi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Professional Photographer
Hey thank you for watching  us!^^
customwaifus Featured By Owner May 23, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch and helping my profile grow! I really appreciate it!
I hope you'll continue enjoy and support my art! <3
Banner -Jinx/NightElf/Morrigan (Free to Use) by customwaifus
yuuike Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ahhhh thank you so much for the watch bby:iconmuahplz: I really appreciate it <333

If you like my art feel free to check me out on YouTube ,Tumblr , or Facebook  :iconasdfghbeeplz: //shamelessly advertises LOL
Orashenko Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
chryssv Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hello!! ^^ I'm really sorry for being a bit late, I just wanna say a big THANK YOU for the watch, I appreciate your support!! :3 Hope my future paintings wont disappoint you! :) (Smile)

Feel free to check my facebook page as well for wipssketches and videos process,
I would be more than happy if you do! ^^  ->
Orashenko Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
keep up the good work!
Fyrrea Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you by Fyrrea  
Hello! Hi!
Thank you so much for the support! I'm very happy you enjoyed looking at my art.
I hope you have an amazing day! Hugs,
Orashenko Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
you're very welcome! 
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