Senior Mentoring Project - We're Back!After a long break, seniormentors is back! Most of you are wondering why we were not responding to your notes, not putting updates in the journal, and whatnot. But, we now assure you that progress will be made, and that your applications are not forgotten!Senior Mentoring Project - We're Back! by seniormentors
A Swanky New Look
We are very happy to present to everyone our new application system! This fantastically done, and fully revamped process was coded by the lovely electricnet.
Writing An Application
There are a few things that you need to know about writing an application, and we will explain them to you here.
"deviantART username" - Here you simply put your deviantART username. Please make sure the spelling is correct!
"Art Category" - This is the drop-down
Critique on the UpIn recent months critique has been on a rapid decline on dA. People have seemed almost scared to post honest opinions and constructive criticisms, or even reasons why they like the work of yours they have jsut added to their favourites. Now we have a solution! CritiqueMeClub and its associated dAmn channel #CritiqueMe are here to help thos people who want to give, recieve and generally appreciate CRITIQUE!Critique on the Up by StuMac1985
You dont have to be an expert in your field to give critique. If you explain to an artist what it is or isnt you like about a piece of their work no matter how simple that reason is, it helps that artist grow. Also the more critque you give, the more confident you get at giving it, and the more people are likely to help you learn by giving you helpfull constrcutive critique! Maybe they will even give you a few lessons on how to improve in the areas you arte
The Deviant Bookshelf vol. 5Prices indicated are as marked on my copy. Actual price may vary a lot with edition and reseller.The Deviant Bookshelf vol. 5 by Majnouna
TRADITIONAL ART or DIGITAL ART > DRAWINGS > PEOPLE
Kimonos and Gowns (How To Draw Manga Costume Encyclopedia Volume 4) by Hikaru Hayashi
240 pages, b&w, $29.99
The series "How to Draw Manga" has a reputation for mediocrity that is somewhat deserved. I had to flip through almost the entire collection to spot a handful that were worth it, and those are REALLY worth it. Kimono and Gowns sounds like a volume with an awfully specific target, but in his efforts to teach people everything they could possibly want to know about drawing characters wearing Japanese dress or Western formal wear, Hayashi created an awesome general reference for drawing clothing, even for illustrators who have nothing to do with the manga style.
Chapter 1 is 150 pages dedicated to the kimono. I never thought my ethnogra