There's a new comic update on my Patreon page. For those of you who aren't aware, I'm posting weekly comic strips for people who pledge $1 per month or more.
Also, TeePublic is having a site wide sale. That means my tees are all $14 for a limited time. Check 'em out!
This weekend I’ll be tabling at Supanova Gold Coast (April 18-19, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre). You can buy my prints, including the ones you see above and more. I’ll also be selling most of my Pokémon prints on Bulbagarden‘s table (A44). If you happen to go, stop by my table (A45) and say hi!
Edit: Got myself a banner for the table. It will be on the wall behind me, so now you know where I'll be!
If you happen to be there this weekend, please stop by and say hi!
I got to hang with Ry-Spirit and some other peeps who I hadn't seen in a long time. Also got to play a bit of Smash Bros 3DS at the Nintendo booth so that's always a plus. 8) Thanks to all who came to the Bulbagarden table and said hi!
by Paola-Tosca wins 3 months Premium Membership and 1,500 points.
by AsymptoticWay wins 6 months Premium Membership and 2,500 points.
by MGabric wins 1 year Premium Membership and 3,500 points.
Congratulations to them and thanks everyone who participated!
Just wanted to say, thank you all for the birthday wishes!
Spent most of my day with my husband in the city. We went to art stores, museums and I bought some winter clothing. Also got a Intuos Creative Stylus for my iPad which is pretty cool! Pressure sensitivity is awesome, especially if you use it with Procreate.
So again, thanks for the comments on my profile! Love you all very much.
As some of you may know, I'm hosting a Twitter-based collab where artists on Twitter claim a Pokémon trainer/NPC. The spots have been filling steadily, but there's still 157 characters to claim, so I'm opening the collab to Tumblr and deviantART folks to participate.
Here's your chance to grab one of the spots and participate in this massive collab!
The list of available characters can be found here.
You can claim your character by contacting me on Twitter at AlexandraSketch. Spots will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Don’t start your image until I have messaged you back confirming you have the character, though.
If you don't have a Twitter account, you can note me here on deviantART or contact Trainerdex on Tumblr.
Your piece MUST be NEW and made for this collab.
Background has to be white or transparent.
Your image has to be at least 600 x 600 pixels and in square format.
Sign it with your Twitter, deviantART or Tumblr handle.
The image must be fully colored. No sketches, please.
The characters must be depicted full body and by themselves. No Pokémon allowed.
Traditional art is accepted, but please make sure it’s properly photographed or scanned.
Image must be safe for work.
Only ONE character per artist. No exceptions.
In the case of characters who had design changes (e.g. Kanto Gym Leaders), you can draw the version you like the most.
I will only have one version of each character, just to keep my sanity (or what’s left of it) intact. Only exceptions will be trainers who changed class in a later generation, third game or sequel. For example, Iris was a Gym Leader in Black and White, but became the Champion in Black and White 2.
Absolutely NO tracing or copying official art. I will definitely NOTICE if you do and will have to reject your submission.
Deadline is October 31st, 2014.
Please help me spread the word so we can get the spots filled! Tell your friends, tell your parents, kids and pets! Let's make this amazing!
Love Is A Verb
Kiss each little green head as they sleep.
Worry of what may happen if they wake before you return.
Leave anyway because there is no one else and love is a verb.
Shiver against the bitter cold midnight.
Traipse through miles of muck and refuse.
Climb upward with exhaustion in each step and supplies at your back.
Check at every sewer grate for lost coins or the occasional dollar.
Expose yourself to the dangers of the surface world.
Worry what would happen to them if you were ever caught.
Go on anyway because there is no one else and love is a verb.
Slip silently through shadows and allies.
Rummage all night through dumpsters and trash bins.
Gather aluminum cans, salvageable blankets and half eaten scraps for your own meal.
Disguise your mutated body under a found coat and hat.
Find the homeless man who doesn't look up and do
What is Art Nouveau?
"Art Nouveau (French pronunciation: [aʁ nuvo], Anglicised to /ˈɑːrt nuːˈvoʊ/) or Jugendstil is an international philosophy and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that was most popular during 1890–1910. English uses the French name Art nouveau ("new art"), but the style has many different names in other countries. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines. Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environment.
Art Nouveau is considered a "total" art style, embracing architecture, graphic art, interior design, and most of the decorative arts including jewellery, furniture, textiles, household silver and other utensils and lighting, as well as the fine arts. According to the philosophy of the style, art should be a way of life. For many well-off Europeans, it was possible to live in an art nouveau-inspired house with art nouveau furniture, silverware, fabrics, ceramics including tableware, jewellery, cigarette cases, etc. Artists desired to combine the fine arts and applied arts, even for utilitarian objects." - Wikipedia
Some examples of Art Nouveau
What the contest is about
Pick any character, environment or object from a fandom of your preference and create an illustration in Art Nouveau style. As simple as that!
Some examples of Fan Art Nouveau
- The contest starts on May 1st, 12:00 AM PST and ends on June 2nd, 11:59 PM PST.
- All entries must comply with deviantART's Policies and Terms of Service.
- Entries MUST be NEW and made for this contest.
- Entries need to be submitted to the Fan Art Nouveau folder at CR-FanArt-Contests in order to participate.
- Please note that submissions will be declined if the art wasn't uploaded to deviantART's Fan Art Gallery.
- You can enter as many times as you want, but can only win once.
- No fan characters or original characters. Your illustration can only display canon characters.
1 year Premium Membership and 3,500 points.
6 months Premium Membership and 2,500 points.
3 months Premium Membership and 1,500 points.
alexandrasalas, JZLobo, Lyricanna, Ry-Spirit and SingingFlames
I've seen many Twitter collabs in the past, but all the Pokemon ones have always been about the Pokemon and not the trainers, so I decided to do something about it.
For more details please check the description and rules:
The Pokemon Trainers Twitter Collab.
Spreading the word is also appreciated!
March: Fan Art and Fanfiction DDsBringing you all the Daily Deviations from this past month
Fan Art DDs given by alexandrasalas
Aoba by lacrimodeYoda by AndrewMcIntoshArtRurouni Kenshin- Halfway Home by GuiltyOneIt is time by chenboForCorneria by DaneAult by daneault
Fan Art DDs given by Ry-Spirit
Suzaku and Euphemia by laverinneLeague of Legends- Final battle by bcnyArtSecret of Mana by PallidFanart: Riven by shilinPokemon: Lost in Ilex Forest by tabby-like-a-catFionna and Cake Kill Bill by NikkiWardArt+SOUTHPARK -Pandemic2+ by goku-no-bakaHAPPY BIRTHDAY! by raseinnI know you by mandiemanzanoMulan by nnaMushroom Rampage by Emortal982Pendragon by N-MaulinaULQUIORRAORIHIME by mad-samaOkami by KettleQuillThirteen Dwarves by mustamirriI Will Not Forget One Line of This [Storybook] by The-Longfall-of-1979Inigo Montoya by Rembrandt by LoopydaveTitan by prema-jaWe're Not Alone -- We Are All One by PurrdemoniumAfter the rain by ouroporosAdventure Time by SomeSnowmanApplejack by sophiecabraChrath by Mishii-C130825 bunny by bara-chanShingeky no One Piece by petereteMAGI- Be different from others by AL-lampCommission: UP by rianbowartSave the Kingdom 1 by mawelman
Fan Art DDs given by Lyricanna
Moonlight Ahri by AsuriuDare Devil by emilcabaltierraHappy Birthday - Beautiful Peacock! by Ze-RoFruitsGod Emperor of Dune by DarkBydloArtTombraider Fanart by jennyisdrawingHellblazer by IlyaSuhoiLeft Behind by HakaishiX-MEN FirstClass by daimon560:thum
On April Fool's Day, Community Volunteers hosted a series of contest and activities. I hosted one asking participants to create a new mascot for deviantART because Fella ragequit. The results were posted a few days ago:
Create a new mascot for deviantART - WinnersTime to announce the winners of our Create a new mascot for deviantART Contest. Without further ado, let's check them!
1st place (3000 dA points):
Mix by k-hots
I love the idea of a mascot based on a blank canvas, and the design is super cute!
2nd place (2000 points):
Llamartist by Puginsky
While many people submitted llama drawings, I really like this one not only for the cuteness but also the outfit and the fact that it enjoys to eat potatoes.
3rd place (1000 points):
New Mascot by PixlPhantasy
What I like the most about this one is the color scheme, that seems to go well with deviantART's interface.
Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone who took part in the contest!
TommyGK is organizing another charity collab! This time, the proceeds will go to a no kill animal shelter, all you have to do is draw Grumpy Cat. You can check the details here:
Grumpy Charity Collab *1 Week Left!***One Week remains! No late submissions accepted!**
**REMINDER: All proceeds go to a no kill animal shelter, I need more participants!**
The 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!!
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 C
JZLobo's 4th Annual Illustration Contest is ongoing. The deadline is May 6th. For more details, you can read the following journal:
4th Illustration Contest--Final Day!Last chance, folks!
The challenge, should you chose to accept it, is to translate my short stories from the verbal to the visual! Pick your favorite from the list below and draw a scene or characters from it! Action, drama, science fiction, romance, humans, robots, werewolves... There should be something down there for everybody. Some characters already have references, but some don't. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Some stories contain characters that belong to my friends, but feel free to draw them as well!
To enter, +fave this journal and +watch me so you can get updates for the contest. If you don't dig me, you can always un-watch once we're done.
Draw an illustration depicting a character or a scene from one of the ten stories below.
You may submit as many entries as you like!
DelveMag have just released their latest issue.
"The new issue (published via AlanRalph, our awesome layout wizard) is huge, over 180 pages of incredible art (downloadable, 35Mb in size and in PDF format), and you can find it here:
The focus in this issue is FAN ART, its history, inspirations, and all its various forms - drawing, painting, digital modelling, traditional sculpture, cosplay, plushies, even a few crossovers and mashups. Whether it's books, TV shows, movies, video games or comics, there's something in this issue for everyone.
Beyond this main theme, there is differently themed art as well, like a culinary art feature, and we also have interviews with DulcetEpicure boundless-mind and PlushBuddies, plus several tutorials to help you push your own artistic skills."