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FLAT TIRES pg. 4 by SundanceAnn

So I saw this in the Targeted Commenting Thread in :iconprojectcomment: so I'll hit you up with my feedback in the form of a critique =) I like comics :thumbsup: I ...

Arrival by PizzaPotatoNBacon

Hi, I'm from :iconprojectcomment: I like the overall theme and turnout of this picture, the concept of feeling sorrowfully nostalgic and homesick. Esp, wh...

Aigis' Evasive Action by Kiwi-Punch

Well, you said you wanted feedback =D Actually, based off of reading your concept, it sounds very original and attention-grabbing. On th...

Something Extraordinary is about to Happen by SonicBornAgain

I am with :iconselftaughtartist: and I'm going to give you some constructive feedback! =D This is a very well-thought out and thoroughly designed piece, you ...


  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: DJ Mangoo
  • Reading: The Eye of Minds
  • Watching: Futurama
  • Playing: Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Eating: Waffles
  • Drinking: Milk
EDIT: So I'm back from Florida! =D 

I'm pleased to say that the business trip was a success, we completed the project and had room to double check a portion of it :nod: It was definitely interesting, the project required us to work late 2nd shift, meaning that we didn't get done until 1 or even 2 in the morning! But at least we had the whole day to do what we wanted, so I visited the beach =D I took a shot, take a look! Deerfield Beach, FL

Outside of that, hotel was nice, food was nice, and everything went smoothly, except for having one of my flights delayed, which left me with only a 10-minute layover, which thankfully, we made :lol: But now I'm back at home, and back on schedule =) Thanks for reading. 


Looks like I'm going to be off Deviantart for a few days, I'm going to Florida :w00t:

How did this happen, so quickly? Well, it was a normal day at the office. And out of the clear blue sky, one of my managers called me and the other new guy into the conference room to "talk". Turns out that there has been a mishap, one of our previous projects the company had traveled out to had not been completed, so they needed to fly out there THIS Saturday and there was a shortage of co-workers who were available. The new worker declined on the grounds of already having plans. So it was all up to me ^^;

So, looks like I'll be in Florida running transportation analyses just north of Miami with one other co-worker. I never made travel arrangements before, and have flown without my family coordinating everything, so I must admit, as I'm leaving in 12 hours, I'm quite nervous. I'm also hoping that I got the skills to conduct a project correctly that I'm flying hundreds of miles to perform. :hmm:

But hey, jets, hotels, and a possible visit to the beach, all when I originally had nothing planned this weekend. Just hope all the arrangements and the work goes over well. 

Well, that's all. Peace :peace:


Okay, I know I posted this in the Digital Art Forum, but bear with me...

For Christmas along with a book or 2 on anatomy fundamentals, I was thinking about asking for a new paint software. I'm currently working with GIMP, but I want to become fluent in more programs than one and discover what something perhaps more professional (or non-open-source) has to offer.

I've been told by many that you can't do surgery with a butterknife and that GIMP may hold me back and I want to test that out. So, if this is a valid question, could you look at my gallery/tastes and recommend me a paint program? If not, just tell me about the program you like/you use?

Any recommendations are appreciated.

:bulletgreen: NOTE: I'm NOT saying that a program alone will make me a masterful artist, I want to see how a new and perhaps better program can shape some of the features my work.
I'm not usually on this thread and you may/may not get many questions like these, but I'm asking for a new art software for Christmas, and based on my style, I want to know what programs you recommend. 

I use GIMP and Project Dogwaffle, if you can recommend any other programs other than that and Photoshop, that would be nice. Thank you =)

Information HQ by DTKinetic  Snow Base by DTKinetic   Green Paradise by DTKinetic  Medieval Firefighters by DTKinetic Fashionably Late by DTKinetic
Do you have any pictures out there that depict some form of interaction between characters, objects or forces? If so, post them here! =D

Medieval Firefighters by DTKinetic

Here's mine: the dragon's aren't really interacting with each other, per se, but I do believe that, based on the circumstances, they have a sense of interaction with the environment behind them ^^;

:bulletgreen: I will tell you my interpretation of the interaction in your picture, if you tell me your interpretation of mine in your reply! :nod:

:bulletgreen: Let's keep it to 3 thumbs, please. And no mature/erotic, no literature. 
Medieval Firefighters by DTKinetic
Medieval Firefighters
Some dragons weren't too keen about signing a peace treaty with the (inferior) humans, so one of them negotiated a condition--they'll sign if he and his friends are given jobs at the fire station as a result. He didn't think that working at the fire station entailed putting out fires. :no:
Hello forumers, I invite you to look at your gallery's newest page, and your gallery's oldest page, and then just summarize the differences and the progression between the two.

What themes/ideas techniques were you implementing way back then, and what did your gallery's oldest page say about you?

And where have you ended up now and what does your gallery's current page say about you? What themes, style, or subject matter have you taken up now, or how are you approaching it differently? How does the new work appear in contrast to your old?

:bulletgreen: When I look at my gallery's oldest page I just see how eager I was to make things glow, play with brushes, and play with color in order to complete my "masterpieces". Now in my newest page, it's a point where I've tried making it a goal to focus on my subject matter in terms of putting them believably in my environments,  start relying on references, be consistent with lighting and be patient with my painting technique. Still working on it, though. 

Now, share, people! :w00t:

(Of course any feedback for others is appreciated)


Dana T.
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hey, what's up?

About me: I am Black/African-American and Christian.
I am 21 years old.
My art mostly consists of digital but I do some traditional art, literature and rap as well. My main genres of specialty are sci-fi, architecture/landscape and anthro. I do some conceptual works or people on the side as well.

I have a strong passion for art, so a lot of it I do for enjoyment, but additionally, I believe that art should be a medium of escape from the stressful work-schedules, decision-making, and drama which is real life. With that said, I realize that art is one of the only venues to free your imagination like a dream. Plus, it always helps to add a little humor which is why I will bring out my inner child with anthro and draw bears stepping onto a dance floor or a crocodile about to be arrested. I promise that most of the art I will provide is imagery that you're not going to see anywhere else. (Sci-Fi and Landscape included)

To me, it's rather disappointing most people don't go this direction and illustrate mainstream pop culture fanart, anime, still life, realism, or simple people posing in some type of natural environment. These are genres where if you don't see one of the subjects nearly everyday in real life, you've seen a large percentage of artists already do it.
My art wants to be art that takes you new places, puts you in the front seat of new perspective, and plays around with possibilty.

Regardless of what I disapproved of earlier, I still believe it's important to do what's in your heart, making sure you express yourself just as long as you don't intentionally hurt/offend anyone in the process and as long as you're taking care of responsibility. (Keep those grades up!)

So if fanart/anime makes you happy and you're a hobbyist like me, have fun. =)

If you got any questions about me, my beliefs, or my art, or just wanna talk-- feel free to note me PLEASE! I appreciate every watcher and comment!

"Find your path, Believe in your path, and Live it" -- Common

My Art:
:bulletblue: Mostly Self Taught --learned from experimentation and visualization from real life and other artist styles.
:bulletblue: Digitally drawn with ONE layer prior to Septmeber 2012 (Information HQ, Strata, Overriding Your System)
:bulletblue: 100% drawn with mouse.

I am a fan of action movies, videogames and martial arts.
Rapper, dancer, and sci-fi book writer. (working on singing)
I had a dog--Yorkshire Terrier--named Coolio. Now I have a dog (same breed) and her name is Pepper.
Am relatively short and young-looking but have a really deep voice like a radio DJ.
Started drawing since the age of 3 and started writing since 7
Prefer notebooks over sketchbooks and am enthusiastic about recycling paper.
Was planning to become an architect but switched to a Geography Major.

Current Residence: The Midwest
Favourite genre of music: Techno and rap
Favourite style of art: Sci-Fi, Architecture and Anthro
Favourite cartoon character: Brian and Stewie Griffin

-My blog is dedicated to one of my favorite venues of expression, written art, music and performance, RAPPING. Here you will find tutorials that can strengthen your poetic/rhyming and rapping capabilities, editorials about the subjects of hip-hop rap, links to music and quality artists...and more.
Are you:
- Curious or Interested in rapping or the music form?
- An Unbeliever or Hater in the rap genre?

Do you know how much there is to learn about rap regarding technique, innovation, interpretation, delivery, and just plain writing and rhyming?

Check out my blog Prestoverse below! And read a post or two. You very well might like it and develop a new appreciation/understanding of rap and some of the "unheard-of" artists out there.

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Droakir Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You've got some great stuff!
DTKinetic Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, and I appreciate the watch :handshake:
Droakir Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing! Keep up the great work! :highfive:
SmileOfMalevolence Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Hello, there. It's. A pleasure to meet you. A hello comes to you from sunny Australia. I hope your day is pleasant and enjoyable. :hug:
DTKinetic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello to you too :D It was quite pleasant to receive this in my inbox this morning :nod:
My day is going good, and Thank God It's Friday as well :XD:
SmileOfMalevolence Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
I'm glad to bring some light to your day. :3
Did your weekend go okay?
DTKinetic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It went fine for the most part :nod: It was a little rough trying to finish things up before Monday, but that's about it. How about your?
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MayaTheHobbit Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   Writer
Dear Writer,

Welcome to the Criticarium. Please take a moment to read the submission rules and get started by submitting one or more draft works to get a basic review and guidelines.

If you have any questions, ideas or feedback, please feel free to note MayaTheHobbit, comment on the group, or visit the chatroom, #CriticsRoom.

Good luck and have fun!
DTKinetic Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, I'll keep that in mind, thank you =)
Droakir Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Stopping by to say hi! :wave:
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