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Make no bones about it…Wotto wins when it comes to Skelanimals designs!  


Now you can win too – without drawing a thing!
Just enter DBH’s giveaway to win free Skelanimals Tees, PLUS a signed, original sketch from Wotto’s prize-winning “Jack A Doodle”.
Wotto Skelanimals Giveaway

We recently threw down the gauntlet and asked our artists to flesh out their best Skelanimals-inspired designs as part of DBH’s Official Skelanimals Design Contest.  DBH offered over $1200 in cash and prizes for designs featuring the Skelanimals crew of creepy-cute characters, and man did the artists pull through!

Out of about a zillion designs submitted, last month the voters from DBH and the Skelanimals team decided that “Diego the Dead”, by Wotto, was the winner, and therefore is to be crowned king of all the light touches.

Ok, so he got $500 bucks…but that’s not bad either, right?

Oh by the way, here’s Wotto’s winning design in final production form, featuring that bouncy, bubbly bat-buddy of barbed wire bliss.


 
 


Known to the rest of the world as Craig Watkins, the man that DBH’ers know as “Wotto” was born in the U.K. but now cranks out fantastic art from his studio in California. His amazing original characters inhabit colorful and crowded worlds full of monsters, weirdoes and other baddies, which is probably why he was right at home bringing Diego the Bat to life (or death).

Unlike many other artists who work exclusively in digital media, Wotto takes it to the next level with designs that are painstakingly detailed in a process all his own:

“My process nearly always begins with a sketch, doodle or digital Cintiq scribble. My winning design ‘Diego the Dead’ was drawn directly into Photoshop using my Cintiq tablet. My runner up design ‘Jack a Doodle’ was drawn by hand and then scanned and reworked in Illustrator. The piece is a one of a kind hand-drawn Wotto piece, exclusive to this giveaway! It’s full of doodled details and patterns and I hope it finds a good home. Good luck to all who enter.” – Wotto

From the art snobs to the most casual observer, anyone can see Wotto has multimedia talent, patience and skills because they are clear in every design he makes.



Guess what? Now you can own a little piece for yourself…



For our next trick, we’re going to pull an undead rabbit out of our proverbial hats and send one lucky winner the original sketch for “Jack A Doodle”, autographed by Wotto himself.

This awesome chunk of DBH history is approximately 8.5” x 11” and comes in a nifty frame that would look great next to that cat poster of yours.

A one-of-a-kind original, this prize-winning piece of artwork features strong line-work and beautiful patterning handmade by the man himself. The Grand Prize Winner will also receive a “Diego the Dead” t-shirt, plus their choice of another awesome Skelanimals tee.

Hang it on your wall, use it for inspiration, give it to your favorite Skele-fan… either way, Wotto says you gotta’ enter to win!

...And guess what else? 2nd and 3rd prizewinners will receive their choice of Skelanimals Tees from our Skelanimals Store.

Oh yeah, it’s a thing alright, because when you just can’t get enough Skelanimals… DBH has you covered. Our closets are literally full of skeletons (we mean these cuddly creatures, of course), so help us clear some out. Check out even more awesome boney designs at the official DBH Skelanimals Store.

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Make no bones about it…Wotto wins when it comes to Skelanimals designs!  


Now you can win too – without drawing a thing!
Just enter DBH’s giveaway to win free Skelanimals Tees, PLUS a signed, original sketch from Wotto’s prize-winning “Jack A Doodle”.
Wotto Skelanimals Giveaway

We recently threw down the gauntlet and asked our artists to flesh out their best Skelanimals-inspired designs as part of DBH’s Official Skelanimals Design Contest.  DBH offered over $1200 in cash and prizes for designs featuring the Skelanimals crew of creepy-cute characters, and man did the artists pull through!

Out of about a zillion designs submitted, last month the voters from DBH and the Skelanimals team decided that “Diego the Dead”, by Wotto, was the winner, and therefore is to be crowned king of all the light touches.

Ok, so he got $500 bucks…but that’s not bad either, right?

Oh by the way, here’s Wotto’s winning design in final production form, featuring that bouncy, bubbly bat-buddy of barbed wire bliss.


 
 


Known to the rest of the world as Craig Watkins, the man that DBH’ers know as “Wotto” was born in the U.K. but now cranks out fantastic art from his studio in California. His amazing original characters inhabit colorful and crowded worlds full of monsters, weirdoes and other baddies, which is probably why he was right at home bringing Diego the Bat to life (or death).

Unlike many other artists who work exclusively in digital media, Wotto takes it to the next level with designs that are painstakingly detailed in a process all his own:

“My process nearly always begins with a sketch, doodle or digital Cintiq scribble. My winning design ‘Diego the Dead’ was drawn directly into Photoshop using my Cintiq tablet. My runner up design ‘Jack a Doodle’ was drawn by hand and then scanned and reworked in Illustrator. The piece is a one of a kind hand-drawn Wotto piece, exclusive to this giveaway! It’s full of doodled details and patterns and I hope it finds a good home. Good luck to all who enter.” – Wotto

From the art snobs to the most casual observer, anyone can see Wotto has multimedia talent, patience and skills because they are clear in every design he makes.



Guess what? Now you can own a little piece for yourself…



For our next trick, we’re going to pull an undead rabbit out of our proverbial hats and send one lucky winner the original sketch for “Jack A Doodle”, autographed by Wotto himself.

This awesome chunk of DBH history is approximately 8.5” x 11” and comes in a nifty frame that would look great next to that cat poster of yours.

A one-of-a-kind original, this prize-winning piece of artwork features strong line-work and beautiful patterning handmade by the man himself. The Grand Prize Winner will also receive a “Diego the Dead” t-shirt, plus their choice of another awesome Skelanimals tee.

Hang it on your wall, use it for inspiration, give it to your favorite Skele-fan… either way, Wotto says you gotta’ enter to win!

...And guess what else? 2nd and 3rd prizewinners will receive their choice of Skelanimals Tees from our Skelanimals Store.

Oh yeah, it’s a thing alright, because when you just can’t get enough Skelanimals… DBH has you covered. Our closets are literally full of skeletons (we mean these cuddly creatures, of course), so help us clear some out. Check out even more awesome boney designs at the official DBH Skelanimals Store.

Make no bones about it…Wotto wins when it comes to Skelanimals designs!  


Now you can win too – without drawing a thing!
Just enter DBH’s giveaway to win free Skelanimals Tees, PLUS a signed, original sketch from Wotto’s prize-winning “Jack A Doodle”.
Wotto Skelanimals Giveaway

We recently threw down the gauntlet and asked our artists to flesh out their best Skelanimals-inspired designs as part of DBH’s Official Skelanimals Design Contest.  DBH offered over $1200 in cash and prizes for designs featuring the Skelanimals crew of creepy-cute characters, and man did the artists pull through!

Out of about a zillion designs submitted, last month the voters from DBH and the Skelanimals team decided that “Diego the Dead”, by Wotto, was the winner, and therefore is to be crowned king of all the light touches.

Ok, so he got $500 bucks…but that’s not bad either, right?

Oh by the way, here’s Wotto’s winning design in final production form, featuring that bouncy, bubbly bat-buddy of barbed wire bliss.

   
 


Known to the rest of the world as Craig Watkins, the man that DBH’ers know as “Wotto” was born in the U.K. but now cranks out fantastic art from his studio in California. His amazing original characters inhabit colorful and crowded worlds full of monsters, weirdoes and other baddies, which is probably why he was right at home bringing Diego the Bat to life (or death).

Unlike many other artists who work exclusively in digital media, Wotto takes it to the next level with designs that are painstakingly detailed in a process all his own:

“My process nearly always begins with a sketch, doodle or digital Cintiq scribble. My winning design ‘Diego the Dead’ was drawn directly into Photoshop using my Cintiq tablet. My runner up design ‘Jack a Doodle’ was drawn by hand and then scanned and reworked in Illustrator. The piece is a one of a kind hand-drawn Wotto piece, exclusive to this giveaway! It’s full of doodled details and patterns and I hope it finds a good home. Good luck to all who enter.” – Wotto

From the art snobs to the most casual observer, anyone can see Wotto has multimedia talent, patience and skills because they are clear in every design he makes.



Guess what? Now you can own a little piece for yourself…



For our next trick, we’re going to pull an undead rabbit out of our proverbial hats and send one lucky winner the original sketch for “Jack A Doodle”, autographed by Wotto himself.

This awesome chunk of DBH history is approximately 8.5” x 11” and comes in a nifty frame that would look great next to that cat poster of yours.

A one-of-a-kind original, this prize-winning piece of artwork features strong line-work and beautiful patterning handmade by the man himself. The Grand Prize Winner will also receive a “Diego the Dead” t-shirt, plus their choice of another awesome Skelanimals tee.

Hang it on your wall, use it for inspiration, give it to your favorite Skele-fan… either way, Wotto says you gotta’ enter to win!

...And guess what else? 2nd and 3rd prizewinners will receive their choice of Skelanimals Tees from our Skelanimals Store.

Oh yeah, it’s a thing alright, because when you just can’t get enough Skelanimals… DBH has you covered. Our closets are literally full of skeletons (we mean these cuddly creatures, of course), so help us clear some out. Check out even more awesome boney designs at the official DBH Skelanimals Store.

Advice from Artists

Here at Design by Humans, we work with 15,000+ artists all over the world, and all of them have their own ways to do well on our site and as an artist in general. There are a lot of different ideas about what makes art good and what makes it popular, which are not always the same thing. Check out Sean McCabe, Hand Lettering Artist & Type Designer, and his video on good vs popular work. And for all you artists and aspiring artists, check out what our DBH artists have to say about being an artists and making good art that they are proud of and that people like.


“The best advice I ever got was to be and accept what makes you different. Even if it takes longer to be noticed it pays off. With this advice I always try to follow my own intuition and chart my own creative course.” – thomcat23


Finish what you have started, no matter what.” – mickeyns


“Your imagination is the limit!“ – Vidarson77


“The best advice I have ever received would have to be to slow down. I think as an artist, people tend to move from one piece to the next without enjoying what they have already created. In that we can find inspiration, reminding ourselves why we have become artists. So, next time, feel free to take your time.“ – ieIndigoEast


‘It’s not your baby. Rip it up and do it again.’ In other words, get a tough skin and be prepared to revise stuff” – DoOomcat


No matter how good you are you are never too good for more lessons... I had a lot of pride in being self taught, but I got 1000 percent better any time I took lessons or was in school” – biotwist


“The best piece of advice I have been given was ‘love the process.‘ Not just the end result of what you make, but how you make it and why. I spent a lot of time in my earlier years trying to be very good at a painterly, semi-realistic art style I hated doing and it was burning me out because I thought it was the best thing to be good at. When I accepted it wasn’t for me and discovered I was more of a cartoonist, making art entirely changed for me. I’m far more satisfied and productive, and people have commented that they can see a sense of joy in my more recent work.” – MothMonarch


“Don’t be a crowd pleaser, be a you pleaser.” – wotto


“Grab that net & catch that beautiful butterfly.’ It reminds me to not be afraid in striving for success professionally as an artist. The quote reminds me that reaching high-expectations takes a certain amount of risk, otherwise you’re just spinning your wheels. Inactivity turns one’s goals into pipe-dreams, rather than something tangible.” – Jasdogg


Draw, practice and most importantly, finish your drawing. Even if you’re not satisfied with what you are doing, just keep going, try even something new and finish it. Maybe in the end it won’t work, BUT maybe in the end it’s going to be your best artwork yet!” – MareveDesign


“The best advice I ever got was to ‘compete with myself and no one else‘. That way, I’m always exploring and working hard, giving myself chances to make mistakes and grow.” – GabrielaTorres


“The best advice I could give would be from wisdom gained through a long career of doing everything the hard way. There is no reason for you to do it the hard way unless you are like I was and don’t think you need to listen to others experience…. I would suggest learning, at minimum, some very sound and proven business foundations and marketing. This will enable you to actually do art and live at the same time….Learning this young can be the difference between becoming an artist in demand by top paying clients, or being a burger jockey at McDonalds demanding that you really are an artist to all your buds….You will soon realize that putting in the effort up front by learning and planning will actually be like depositing into your future creativity account.... If I can help even one artist avoid the “hard way”, my past will have a little more value to it.” – eturnl

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Nushaa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
thank you so much for being a member of my group, Owlies-Inc. it really does mean a lot to me. Heart
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Arthwaya Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Hey, I'm trying to put together a custom deck of cards for some friends of mine for their birthdays, and I was wondering if you would be alright with me using your Black Rose design-by-humans.deviantart.co… art on one of the cards?
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thanks for the fav
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BloodInArt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ATTENTION BTA MEMBERS!
This is a must read to pls do! <3 thanks

We are trying to spread our involvement in each other's works of beautiful art, literature, and photography. However, there is a wall that is keeping us from each other. We should all be giving feedback to our fellow members who's works we enjoy! How else are they going to know what you, (the viewers) want to see if they aren't getting any feedback? This means commenting, faving, critiquing, any form of feedback you can give to a person, good or bad. This is all done to encourage each other and help one another. If we can spread the word and get everyone to be active and involved with our works then we'll be able to tighten our bonds here on dA and within our group. We will be able to make someone's day with just one favorite, one comment.
Together we can!
Thank you all for reading and I encourage you to share this with your friends and fellow BTA members.
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Madam--Kitty Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Hi. wanna join my group called Anti-illuminati-01? anti-illuminati-01.deviantart.…

P.S. The group is about politics in case you were wondering.

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For joining we will have a great time:)

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and if you want to be feature just leave your name at the "Group" Poll
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Design-By-Humans Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the tip!
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np :)
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I saw that you visited my page, and actually I was reading your guys' website/information last night! Love all that you do. :)
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Design-By-Humans Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Your artwork is really fantastic. Have you ever considered opening up a store on our site? www.designbyhumans.com/become-…
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