Brian Kesinger: Character Driventechgnotic
Disney Artist Brian Kesinger on Creating Story through Character
Foreword by techgnotic
It is with great pleasure we welcome Brian Kesinger as a guest writer to the Today Page Editorial Team. Considering his authentic citizenship within the deviantART community, his thoughts and insights will be of great value to all aspiring artists, illustrators, writers and others involved in any creative endeavor. For over 18 years, Brian has worked for Walt Disney Studios on films like Big Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph and Bolt. Brian is author and illustrator of his own octovictorian creation, the wildly popular Walking
Why People UnwatchIt's come to my attention that most journals and polls that talk about unwatching, on my feed at least, is usually venting annoyance or other forms of discomfort at the fact that someone has unwatched an account. It makes a few people I know uncomfortable when people unwatch them, whether it's long-later or immediately after. That's why I asked, in a poll, for the other side of the story: why do you unwatch people?Nyanfood
You can find the poll here: http://nyanfood.deviantart.com/journal/poll/4762451/
This will be the first time in a long time that I address many comments using a single post rather than addressing each comment individually. There was such a fast and enthusiastic outpouring of participation that I came back to 40 comments on the poll topic at first glance, and almost every one of them has at least one solid paragraph. The amount of thought put into the discussion is inspiring! I'm glad to be honored with so many intellectually interested watchers!
My personal views
Inspiration: Art websitesMany people asked me about which sites I use (or used) to learn and keep myself updated about art. So I decided to make a list with art websites that offer tutorials, advice, or other content that inspired me. Of course there are many other individual artists that inspire me greatly, but I've tried to keep this list to the ones that provide the community of advice and tutorials (otherwise I could go on forever).DamaiMikaz
I hope you enjoy it ^__^
A large collection of video tutorials, mainly on human anatomy. Very detailed, to the point, and with visuals that make it easy to follow even for non-native English speakers.
Tutorials. Human anatomy. Traditional art.
Basically your starting point for digital painting. The dig
A Guide to Effective TaggingA new method to promote and discover art has been released to the community in the form of Tags! When submitting art, adding relevant tags to your deviations will help viewers discover art of interest to them and give your work more exposure.wreckling
You can add tags based on a variety of things, be it subject matter, themes, medium used, fandom, or anything else you feel is important.
Use these tips to make the most of tags and help your art to find its audience:
Keep it simple. The less complicated the tag, the easier your art is to discover.
Be specific. If you take a picture of a rose, tagging it as #flower, while correct, won’t get your art as much attention as tagging it #rose will. You can, of course, tag both.
Tag efficiently. If your art is based on Lord of the Rings, tag it #LordOfTheRings and/or #lotr. You don’t need to tag every combination — t
How to Invent a Good UsernameTime for a quickie tutorial!NuttyNuti
Your username (also known as nick) gives one of first impressions of you when introducing yourself online. At the best, your username tells people you're an original person with good taste, and at the worst, it blends you to the mass of people lacking imagination.
GENERAL ISSUES TO THINK ABOUT
Here is a list about issues that are healthy to think about in general. After this section, I'll give you "not to do" and "to do" lists about creating usernames. So...
The most important thing is that YOU like your name. If you don't feel cozy with your username, it will irritate you sooner or later. However, especially if you are still young or new with Internet, be prepared for that your naming taste may change later and you may dislike that name you picked first! (That's something I have seen in the comments of this tutorial.)
For example, my first online username was, if I remember correctly, my given name + my birth year (like, Lisa90,
Want more commissions?This journal is for artists who want to get more commissions, or want to open commissions and never had so they don't know how best to present their art, or even for those artists who took commissions before but would appreciate some more tipsYuuza
There are a few pretty important things to consider before publicly announcing you're opening commissions:
1. payment method. The deviantart commission widget takes 20% of your profit, but then again more deviants have points so you're likely to get 20% more customers like that. But don't forget there are people who have paypal and don't feel like dealing with points so if you decide to open commissions through deviantart, don't let that be the ONLY payment method.
Paypal is the most common payment method used online and i strongly recommend it. Make a paypal account, connect it to a card and you're ready. But don't forget paypal has a limit of $3000 per year withdrawal. So if you're serious about drawing art for a living and you
Paywhat You Want Sketch commissionshey guys so Since school is kinda eating up funds with supplies I'm opening pay what you want commissions to kinda help me out ;v;Apoca-Chan
400 watcher raffle!! QHQ [open]HHHHhHHhh thank you so much for 400 watchers gsdbl ; H ; You don't know how happy I am hahah //cries i love u allPemiru
I'll be holding a little raffle //ded :iconehesmileplz:
-You must be a watcher ;v; You can watch after seeing this journal but please don't just watch for the raffle haha.
-Fav this journal :'D
-Comment anything! I will be giving out numbers individually ;7;
-(optional) make a journal or poll about this raffle n v n Will give you an extra number +1
Prize will be a choice of headshot, waist up, or chibi ////my chibis are really bad and consistent though js.
first is most recent ;v;
There will be one winner ;w; I'll be using random number generator and I will give you a number. Raffle will end on October 31st at 7:00pm central time!! thank you ;v;
Someone known for Chargebacks is moving againOr at least he's hidden comments and such lately, so just a heads up that they make be coming back on another account.Hackwolfin
You can read more here:
Safety checks for adopt makers and artists that take commissions:
1) Check to see if the account buying from you is at least 6 months old.
2) If under 6 months, ask for a screen cap that the money is in their PayPal. (Chargebacks are made from the bank, not PayPal itself)
3) Check if they been going around buying a LOT of stuff, if they are, check to see if been like that for OVER 2 months. If under 2 months, do number 2 before letting them buy.
Halloween Raffle [CLOSED]!!!CLOSED!!! The winner will know who they are on Hallows Eve <3333 Thank you for all the entrants!sakuraGx4nina
This raffle will close:
UPDATE* I shortened the raffle due date because over the weekend I would have to deal with a hurricane ( OH GOODIE = n= ) I apologize for the sudden change. If you wish to join please get your entry in asap! DO NOT FORGET TO COMMENT!
What you could possibly win:
A Halloween style cheeb.
*It will be Halloween style, so your chara will look/be a little different from the one below
How to enter
Fave journal, that is your
GIVEAWAY RAFFLE CLOSED!!Forged-Artifacts
Fav this journal to enter!
Must be a watcher! This raffle is dedicated to all of you who have followed me/supported me and have made it a great year for me!
Clean comments, no rudeness to others! Result will lead to disqualification!
The custom weapon/items I can do please visit this journal! Custom Information (Mimiroo's are not part of this Giveaway!) Anything new may or may not be accepted, depending on its complexity/detail! Best to have a back up option in case!
This Raffle will close on Wednesday 11pm GMT! A random generator will be used to pick a winner within 48 hours time! Once I have noted that winner, they must reply within 24hrs to claim their prize or another winner will be picked! [Star!]
This giveaway is
October Monthly Giveaway! 25 points! (OPEN)*Winner will get 25 *mochatchi
Chosen using random.org
How to enter?
-Fave this journal (It will be your number)
-Watch me ONLY IF YOU LIKE MY ART.
Please don't say "Fave" or "entered" or "done." It's going to spam my inbox. I already got your messages when you faved! xD
Instead, maybe ask me a question or say what you would like to see from me in the future >w<
Giveaway ends 10/28/14
Current Residence: Home is where the heart is |
Favourite genre of music: J-pop/K-pop, anime music, variety
Favourite style of art: Manga/anime (Japanimation)
Operating System: Imagination~
Favourite cartoon character: Naruto, Hinata, Sasori, Deidara (Naruto Shippuden), Rin and Len (Vocaloid), main Tsubasa Chronicle characters, Kyou and Tohru (Fruits Basket), Mew Berri and Mew Ichigo (Tokyo Mew Mew), Kuranosuke and Tsukimi (Kuragehime), Miyazaki characters, and many, many more.
Favorite Pairings: NaruHina, SyaoranXSakura, KyouXTohru, SheetaXPazu, SophieXHowl, BaronXHaru, ChihiroXHaku, KuranosukeXTsukimi, IbXGarry etc.
Favorite OC Pairings: TenshiXShindo, KyleXChise, AiriXYuu
Latest Pairing Obsession: NanamiXTomoe, IbXGarry, KuranosukeXTsukimi, OC pairings
Personal Quote: Giving true happiness to others brings true happiness to yourself.