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Will you be my valentine? by Neroholic

Hello! Alright, let's see... Keep in mind I'm not really a professional, but I hear people like my reviews. They may sound harsh, but t...

Arcade Sona by Puffyko
by Puffyko

Hello Puffyko! So, I finally took my time to write a critique of this deviation. It has been about time. Now, you have probably checked...

Timeless. by Ryuutsu
by Ryuutsu

Oy, guess who's here. The Captain Smartass! :D So, let me explain the "star rating" first (ok not so first), on why I placed them like t...

Matsu Rika by MarioWibisono

Well, just another beautiful piece of work, as expected. I'm impressed about how full the artwork is. It has so much content, so many b...

Hello everyone!

Today I feel like updating several of my 'profiles' around the web. The year is coming to an end, and as you know, one gets some shit done at such occasion. First, let me do a quick recap of what was going on.

As my June post informed you, I returned from the Student Exchange, at the beginning of February. Then, I joined a Star Wars Project, which was a hardcore team experience, we produced quite a nice bunch of artwork of all kinds. Then, I did a 'tiny bit almost of an internship' at a company called InVida, where I didn't really work for them (much), but I was working on my own projects and in case I'd need help, I could ask them for a tip or two. Well, in the end, they only had one 3D generalist (really good, though) and I found Sculptris and violently used it for my artwork. However, a student year quickly turned and I couldn't afford to stay in Ljubljana anymore...
....for a week. At the end of the week I got a call and a company needed a 3D visualisation of some molecules. They also gave me some more work, and I worked there for a month. That is, because when the work became less and less fun, I made a call to another company if they need 3D artists and they said "yup, come tomorrow for an interview". The next week I was already modeling a deep sea fish. In other words: The stars aligned and it rocks.

So, the reason I didn't post much interesting stuff in the last year or so is, that a) I never finished it (like the high poly Nautlius and Fizz I worked on during the summer), b) I'm not entitled to post it (like the Star Wars stuff, but I'll ask for permission). And I have almost no time to make my own work; if I do, it's highly conceptual stuff or isn't a 2D/3D artwork at all.

Admittedly, I kind of feel urge to produce more artwork for myself, to show what I want to work on, not only what I'm asked to do.
I work on my graduation project, which kind of shifted in the last two years (more experience means knowing my limits); but most abruptly in the last month. I didn't even inform my mentor about it (note to self). That means, besides my 'daily job', I also work on this... a paper (Character Design), and I have to make a film. Then, I also work on another project with a few of my friends, but it's the "that tiny bit of spare time we have left" project.

Maybe I work too much. I also make sure to hang out with my friends, but lately I'm feeling the lack of holidays for me. I didn't have a decent time off for probably more than half of a year. If I'm not working on one project, I'm working on another one; only now and then I take my time to play a game with friends and that's about it. It's still fun, though. I have a feeling I became addicted to (apparently) that there's always something going on. My mom just warned me that I better not keep that up or it's gonna leave permanent damage on me and I'm afraid she's right. Gotta clear the shit up. ;)
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: HDD working
  • Reading: Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: True Detective (bad choice for holidays)
  • Playing: Age of Empires II HD Edition
  • Eating: Too much
  • Drinking: Tea

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Chell, Companion Cube and GLaDOS by DeXmeX010
Chell, Companion Cube and GLaDOS
I played Portal 1 and 2 a few months ago. Marvelous games, I love the partial puzzle games... partial as in "it's also a little bit of other stuff, but you need to do more thinking than anything else." They make me feel smart.

It was done in one of our Skype Group Drawing sessions with my friends. I wanted to do the colouring one day, but now every time I opened the file I was like "naaah..."
The thing is, my challenge to catch the pose and facial expression was achieved for what I wanted to make, so the colours would be some sort of an upgrade, but right now I feel more like creating new stuff. I also already finished a coloring job on another (traditional) drawing of mine so that's it for one day. Bottom line: I think it's better to upload this sketchy/drawing job instead of poorly done coloured.

I don't remember how long did it take me, I think between 3 and 5 hours. I used Wacom Intuos5 M and PS CC
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Will you be my valentine? by Neroholic
Hello!

Alright, let's see... Keep in mind I'm not really a professional, but I hear people like my reviews. They may sound harsh, but the purpose of them is to help people become better artists. They're mostly based on my opinions and education, so don't take everything too literally... Also, keep in mind you will evolve A Lot as an artist and rating doesn't neccessarily mean it's not good. But, I'll explain each of them seperately and it'll make sense to you. :)

VISION: What the deviation is supposed to tell is quite well presented and goes with the title. It's somewhat minimalistic and clean. I like it. With some other details you might balance it out a little bit, but right now it's not much to complain about. That's why you get 4 points here.

ORIGINALITY: Well... let's be honest, it's a furry and it's holding a rose in it's mouth. Only a few things on dA are less original than that and they are pokeballs and My Little Pony. Can't blame you for that, though, since there are furry lovers all over the world and frankly I'm a little bit of one myself. Furry animals are fluffy and cute and you want to hug them and pet them and.. well, still, they're not original and what can you do about it. Roses are pretty popular, too. It's pretty hard to find originality in this piece, honestly; but I'll give you 2 points simply because it's Valentine's Day deviation and one hardly gets original for this occasion.

TECHNIQUE: When I look at your artwork, I think you could improve technique quite a lot. You're pretty good with posing I think, which is normally one of harder things to master. Shading is fairly decent, too. I think you would want to explore brushes a little bit further. This soft rounded brush gives a little bit of 'undecisive' feeling - I'm guilty of this myself for what it's worth - and eventually you want to avoid that. Worry not, the more you'll do it, the better you'll become.
The lines themselves are generally good and have a nice flow. You seem to get the highlights (of the eyes) are quite nice. Though, I think some shadows could be better, but like said - it comes with more doing art. Just keep it up. 3 points for doing good, 2 points left because you'll do much better in the future.

IMPACT: The impact - once again - hardly does any job due to the theme. The most impact it might have is, that you get a boyfriend (which I imagine is not bad). The rest of the world won't have much of it. But again, it's a matter of theme so 2 points it is.

Personal OVERALL: The overall section is normally better than each separately and that's the case with this deviation, too. It looks really promising what you do and with enough practice there's bright future in front of you and I'm really excited to see what's coming next.

I hope my review will help you to think while you work. :) Keep it up!
Gun and Sword wielding by DeXmeX010
Gun and Sword wielding
About a week ago we were skype-ing with some friends. One of them said something like:
"Guys.. so, I woke up a couple of days ago and I found out I can draw. Since then, I'm drawing pretty much every day..."
that reminded me I could get myself to draw again after a long while. I started with a sketch, thinking "okay I'll try to do a fantasy chick with some guns or something twist".

I don't know how long did it take me to draw her. I think I had about 3 or 4 sessions, each taking about 4 hours maybe. With this drawing I decided to go in the same way as I usually do traditional art. Through most of my drawing 'career' my traditional art generally looked or felt better than my digital art. With this approach, what you see here is the result of this 'hack'.

I used Photoshop CC and Wacom Intuos5 Touch Medium.
Please don't hold back on comments and what could/should I work on.
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Hello everyone!

Today I feel like updating several of my 'profiles' around the web. The year is coming to an end, and as you know, one gets some shit done at such occasion. First, let me do a quick recap of what was going on.

As my June post informed you, I returned from the Student Exchange, at the beginning of February. Then, I joined a Star Wars Project, which was a hardcore team experience, we produced quite a nice bunch of artwork of all kinds. Then, I did a 'tiny bit almost of an internship' at a company called InVida, where I didn't really work for them (much), but I was working on my own projects and in case I'd need help, I could ask them for a tip or two. Well, in the end, they only had one 3D generalist (really good, though) and I found Sculptris and violently used it for my artwork. However, a student year quickly turned and I couldn't afford to stay in Ljubljana anymore...
....for a week. At the end of the week I got a call and a company needed a 3D visualisation of some molecules. They also gave me some more work, and I worked there for a month. That is, because when the work became less and less fun, I made a call to another company if they need 3D artists and they said "yup, come tomorrow for an interview". The next week I was already modeling a deep sea fish. In other words: The stars aligned and it rocks.

So, the reason I didn't post much interesting stuff in the last year or so is, that a) I never finished it (like the high poly Nautlius and Fizz I worked on during the summer), b) I'm not entitled to post it (like the Star Wars stuff, but I'll ask for permission). And I have almost no time to make my own work; if I do, it's highly conceptual stuff or isn't a 2D/3D artwork at all.

Admittedly, I kind of feel urge to produce more artwork for myself, to show what I want to work on, not only what I'm asked to do.
I work on my graduation project, which kind of shifted in the last two years (more experience means knowing my limits); but most abruptly in the last month. I didn't even inform my mentor about it (note to self). That means, besides my 'daily job', I also work on this... a paper (Character Design), and I have to make a film. Then, I also work on another project with a few of my friends, but it's the "that tiny bit of spare time we have left" project.

Maybe I work too much. I also make sure to hang out with my friends, but lately I'm feeling the lack of holidays for me. I didn't have a decent time off for probably more than half of a year. If I'm not working on one project, I'm working on another one; only now and then I take my time to play a game with friends and that's about it. It's still fun, though. I have a feeling I became addicted to (apparently) that there's always something going on. My mom just warned me that I better not keep that up or it's gonna leave permanent damage on me and I'm afraid she's right. Gotta clear the shit up. ;)
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: HDD working
  • Reading: Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: True Detective (bad choice for holidays)
  • Playing: Age of Empires II HD Edition
  • Eating: Too much
  • Drinking: Tea
A Marionette (Lutka) by DeXmeX010
A Marionette (Lutka)
Of all the art I made over the course of the last year, I decide to upload this? A whole year of 3D modeling, drawing, both traditional and digital and this gets posted? What the hell is wrong with me?

I don't know. Apparently my 2D art style is heading towards more stylized direction. But I think it's just a matter of inspiration why after a year of inactivity (as far as uploading art concerns) I decided to post the most recent drawing, which is the one you see.

Lutka. That's a word we use in Balcain for a marionette. The drawing in particular was inspired by a song by Serbian band S.A.R.S., titled Lutka (www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8Ms56…. I was listening to it through most of the day and oddly enough the more I listened to it, the more I liked it.
Generally I dislike balcain music, but every now and then I hear a song from the countries of former Yugoslavia and it gets stuck in my head. Lutka is one of those, and especially I like the lyrics, which is also a bit related to the drawing above, however, it's mostly a story behind it.

I linked it to a friend of mine and turns out she's really a fan of the song. Then she pasted part of the lyrics "ti si cilj mog lutanja i predmet pobude, razlog mog drhtanja, boja moje požude", which somewhat translates to "You're the destination of me wandering, a subject of inspiration; a reason for my shivers, a colour of my lust." Now, before anyone starts to wonder - yes, she's taken, no, I'm not in love with her, now can we proceed?
Okay; after that, I wrote back "I have yet to find the destination of my wander..." and I thought about it for a second. It was followed by me writing "now that I think of it, maybe that's why I feel kind of lost most of the time in my life..." and that's when it really struck me. I'm single for my whole life, although I have many female friends. My social life is far from bad, but it still feels there's something missing.
For my whole life, I was mostly pursuing my passion - art, design, animation. I love my friends, my family and my colleagues, we always had good time and I never felt really deep need for 'that special someone'. Over the years, as the pressure of life became stronger, we got into our proffessions more and more; more work for school and jobs, friends got girlfriends and boyfriends, so did my cousins and our interests started drifting away; although we still hang out a lot, we aren't as close as we were, all ending up in realisation it's hard to share your feelings with anyone anymore, since people have a lot of other stuff to worry about.
So, the drawing. First verse of the song goes "Ko mi tebe uze? Ko mi tebe posla?" which, if I got it right, translates something like "Who takes you away from me? Who's making you for me?", it might not make sense at first, but if you imagine it's a marionette in the making, it does. After that, almost entire song goes as if they're talking about a real person. Applying this to the drawing and the explanation above, it'd go as... who is the girl that is about to become my companion? What is she doing, is she becoming a girl I'll fall in love with? Or there simply is none? In my life, there haven't been many girls that would make my 'partner in crime'. Someone who would spark my imagination, inspire me, make me push the limits, make me think about what I do; and better yet, would expect the same from me.

But hey, since until here, it all sounds like whining 'oh I need a girlfriend', easy, easy. Those of you who know me might have seen that coming: I know what I'm doing. There is a reason why I never really worked on getting a girlfriend. The reason is that I don't know where life will get me and I don't want that one person that means that much to me to suffer for that. Wouldn't it be selfish from me to get someone to hand their heart and soul over to me, only to take it with me far away? Wouldn't it be foolish from me, to do the same, give my heart and soul and all that makes me who I am to that person, only to go away, the moon being the one thing that we can look at together and wonder what time is it where they are?*
What if I never left? The pain would be the same, because I never want to wonder what would happen if I kept following my dreams, pursuing career in motion picture and make my legacy. I'm heading towards that dream of mine, like a hungry wolf following the scent of a wounded deer. There might be something interesting on the way, but the animal instinct is telling him to follow where the heart wants. Yes, it's tempting. No, it's not an option. It's not a choice, really, it's who I am.

OK, the essay can stop here now. So that goes to all the people who ever wondered who I am, what I'm doing, why I'm doing it.

*keeping in mind the fact that most of entertainment (gaming, animation) industry takes place in North America and I originate in Europe
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Sandise Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Hello, please check my blog enjoymoneyflow.com/kuroi
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trsto Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
kvajedec :p, kje si me pa najdu ?
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DeXmeX010 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ja serbusdec. Pa ja na tvojem sajtu kje pa misliš. ;) Sajt si mi pa ti linknil... tk to gre. :D Internet, oh, vast internet.
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trsto Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
ah saj res :)
še sam nevem kam vse sm fliknu linke
zi internets
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Quesocito Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool man i like ur models! i also use solidworks. havent seen many others that use it..
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DeXmeX010 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
Hi!

Thank you! I checked through your gallery, are all your models built in SolidWorks? If so, you really know how to do your deal! :D
Basically only first 3 space ships were made using SolidWorks, everything onwards was made using 3Ds Max, soon I'll start to use Maya, too.
I'm glad to inform you that you're the second user that ever left a comment on my page; and the first since I actually started to use deviantART! xD
Therefore you get a Llama! :P
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Quesocito Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey yeah they are and thanks! :) yeah i noticed only those were sworks, but good job on ur models either way! :)
hahaha thanks a lot for the llama! u should post more models! ;)
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Rok3OVERLORD Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Bodi pozdravljen in nakracaj kaj lepega =D
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DeXmeX010 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Student Filmographer
vešda bom... kr priprav se :P
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