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WIN 1500 Deviantart POINTS-closed

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 11, 2015, 6:49 AM


Hey guys i celebrate 1 300 000 PAGEVIEWS !!!


Thats absolutely incredible number ...!! Thank you so much for your support and for all the favs,comments and everything :) I have the best watchers ever! :) 




HOW YOU CAN WIN? ITS SIMPLE 


JUST WATCH ME :iconryky: !

AND FAV THIS JOURNAL !


                                              easy right? :)  




AND THATS NOT ALL.AT THE END ARE 3 WINNERS

:bulletblue: ONE OF YOU WIN 1000 Deviantart poits

:bulletblue: THE SECOND ONE WIN 500 DA points and free commission

:bulletblue: the third one win free commission !


I USE www.random.org/  FOR finding the winners

deadline : 18 March 


GOOD LUCK :hug:


winners:  

1000 points :iconshinayra:
500 points + commision :iconmtzz-kun:
commision :iconmanu-chann: 



CONGRATULATIONS 

IF YOU DONT WIN DONT WORRY.  If i got 70 000 watchers i have something big for you :)  !!! soo keep watching and see you later !!!!! :hug: 







 







Introducing the DeviantArt Stylus IRL

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 8:47 PM

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 9.09.18 PM by madizzlee
For nearly 15 years, DeviantArt has been at the forefront of digital art creation, a cutting-edge icon in the high-tech art world. As part of our continuous goal to combine the best in art and technology, DeviantArt has created an innovative tool—the DeviantArt Stylus IRL—that brings the sophistication of digital art into the real world.






















For nearly 15 years, DeviantArt has been at the forefront of digital art creation, a cutting-edge icon in the high-tech art world. As part of our continuous goal to combine the best in art and technology, DeviantArt has created an innovative tool that brings the sophistication of digital art into the real world.











Using the innovative, patent pending binary technology in pressure sensitivity and pigment suspension, the Stylus IRL takes digital mechanics and puts them into physical space. DeviantArt's patented DeviousInk™ hardware works seamlessly with an innovative ballpoint tip, allowing you to create stylus-based art whenever and wherever you're inspired. Leave your drawing tablet at home, and never worry about battery life again.
















With the power of DeviousInk™ Stylus IRL in the palm of your hand, you get these one-of-a-kind features, and more:









Change out ink cartridges for a diverse range of color choices!





artist credit


Mark-Chadwick









Use the built-in blending options to create smooth, professional gradients.









The Stylus IRL works on all surfaces, even paper!









Are you an early adopter? If you already own a Stylus IRL, put it to use and show us your IRL creations with the #StylusIRL tag. Share your daily doodle with DeviousInk™, showcase your on-the-go artistry, and let the world know what you’re capable of, all with the help of your Stylus IRL.


Want to know more about the Stylus IRL? Browse the #StylusIRL tag to see the creative power behind this primitive yet revolutionary art tool.






Take the future of art into your hands with the DeviantArt Stylus IRL.












Stoney Creek by Six-Kings
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

What's New

The Runaway Llama Badge

Late last week, two llamas captured the eyes of the world for a few hours, as they were on the run in Sun Valley, Arizona. To celebrate their fleeting freedom, and for the devious fun of it all, an additional level has been added to the already existing llama badge.



Hoax Involving Deleting Accounts

Recently there has been a surge in Journals being posted or shared that say that DeviantArt will be deleting accounts in the near future. This claim is one that we've seen circulate on site through Journals, and is not the first time that the claim has surfaced.

We want to reassure you that this is a hoax. We are not deleting accounts, and DeviantArt staff will always reach out to deviants by official means, from official DeviantArt staff accounts (which can be denoted by the DeviantArt logo proceeding after the username). If you have any questions or concerns about things of this nature in the future, please be sure to file a ticket at the Help Desk, rather than via Journal.

Change Log

  • When submitting literature with a preview image, the preview thumbnail would be broken. Fixed by szlosek
  • When creating a Poll, apostrophes were not being parsed correctly, and would display as \'. Fixed by kemayo
  • The developer API console sidebar can now be filtered. Fixed by justgalym
  • When creating a Collection from the "Add to Favorites" drop menu on deviation pages, trying to add that deviation to the newly created Collection would fail, and would also not give an error message when it did. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • Some Groups would receive an error message saying that had too many widgets in one sone of the Group Profile, even though that wasn't the case. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • On the Activity widget of the Profile Page, if you deleted a Status Update, the widget would still count the deleted status as though it were there, leading to the widget displaying one less item than it should. Fixed by inazar
  • When viewing Group deviations in the Watch Feed, the artist's username would not display properly. Fixed by inazar
  • The Manage Friends page would sometimes fail to load if you created a Deviant List that had specific bad characters in its title. Fixed by szlosek

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update!
  • The most common feature mentioned in response to last week's Discuss topic was Notes, which we know (and agree) ought to be present on the mobile app! It's something we still definitely intend to include in future iterations of the app.
  • Deviants also mentioned wanting to see Group notifications from the mobile app.
  • Pichulover20 suggested that swiping the notifications from the Notifications screen on the mobile app could delete the notification.

Discuss!

Your Daily Routine

What are three things you do each day, when you visit DeviantArt? Do you check your Message Center, then Notes, then Browse? What is your general habit, when on site?

Header artwork: Stoney Creek by Six-Kings 

Lightbulb Have a suggestion, idea, or feedback? Leave a comment here!
Lightbulb Check out a list of common suggestions!
Lightbulb Want to keep track of known issues? Check out our Status Forum!
:bug: Find a bug? Report it to the Help Desk! (Be as detailed as possible!)

Human anatomy is, for sure, one of the hardest things to draw. But at the same time it's one of the most interesting things to draw, because... hey... we love making characters, and it's nice if they at least look a bit like a human being. I'm still far from perfect at drawing the human body, yet I've accumulated some very useful tips, tricks and websites.

Good exercises


Drawing from life
Lifedrawing by DamaiMikaz
Drawing from life is awesome!
Look for life drawing classes in your environment, or if they're not available; ask your friends to pose for you. Go have a drink in the city when the weather is nice, and sketch people passing by. There's nowhere you learn more about human anatomy than by observing and sketching real people. There's only one downside to this; dynamic poses are tricky, as it's hard for any model to hold a difficult pose for a long time. 
And no... drawing (nearly) naked people in a drawing class isn't awkward. It might be at first. But think of it this way; it's a good way learn and observe the human body, since clothing doesn't get in the way. 

Gesture drawing

Draw people in various poses. Repeat ad nausium. 
It's best to use a real life reference (if one is available), otherwise resort to pictures from real people. Try not to use drawings as a reference, as they're not real, and you might actually copy the artist's mistakes. 
Start out with simple poses. Move on to more complex poses as you get better.
Set yourself a time limit for drawing. One or two minute gesture drawings are good to start with, as you learn to limit yourself to the absolute basics of a pose, and not to get lost in details.

Detailed study
[Practice] Hands by DamaiMikaz
Some parts of the human body are so hard to draw that they need extra practice. Think about hands, feet, but also faces and the countless different facial expressions you can make.
You might actually dedicate a study only to these subjects. Try to use either your own hands/feet/face as a reference (with the help of a mirror), or use pictures from real people. For this too goes; if you copy from other artists you might accidentally copy their mistakes.


Good books 

There are countless of books about anatomy on the market.
The website Parkablogs once made an overview of the many books available on this subject, but no doubt there is more. While people generally have their own preference when it comes to learning a subject, I will highlight a few books that have helped me a lot.

Loomis
Loomis1 by DamaiMikazLoomis2 by DamaiMikaz
Loomis - Figure drawing for all it's worth (ISBN 0857680986) (Scanned version here)
Loomis - Drawing the head & hands (ISBN 0857680978) (Scanned version here)
Especially if you want to learn how to draw faces, Loomis is the way to go. His method for drawing faces is seen all over the art world.

Hampton
Hampton by DamaiMikaz
Micheal Hampton - Figure drawing: design and Invention (ISBN 0615272819) (Scanned version here)
Also a very solid book when it comes to drawing the human body. Many tips and tricks for standardizing certain proportions in the human body. Great to study and to keep with you to as a reference.

Others
There are too many books on human anatomy to cover them all. 
For more suggestions, see this list. You might even share your own preferences in the comment section here. 


Good tutorials 


Proko

Proko is cool. Check out his entire YouTube channel for more content.
Proko combines both Loomis' and Haptons lessons in simple YouTube video's that are easy to understand, even for absolute beginners.

Phobos-Romulus' body types
Female Body Types Tutorial by Phobos-RomulusMale Body Types Tutorial by Phobos-Romulus
He did some great tutorials on both the male and the body type. What's also interesting is that he shows how the body is influenced by muscle, fat, length, and even age.

FOERVRAENGD manga to realism series
MANGA to REALISTIC: PART ONE by FOERVRAENGDMANGA to REALISTIC: PART TWO by FOERVRAENGDMANGA to REALISTIC: PART THREE by FOERVRAENGD
Especially great for artists that started out drawing manga, but want to have a deeper understanding about the human face (and human anatomy in general)

Nsio 's tutorials
Nsio explains: Simplifying the Complexity by Nsio
and many more tutorials on various subjects...

Sycra 

Sycra does have quite a number of guides on how to do gesture drawing and anatomy. Some of his tricks (the video listed above) are very useful when starting out. 

And there are many more...
And there are many more tutorials on anatomy, both on DeviantArt and YouTube... and many other sites.
Don't forget to list your favorites in the comments.


Good references

Bullet; Red Note: these might contain links to images of (nearly) naked people.

For gesture drawing
These are websites especially made for gesture drawing. They have timers and everything
Quickposes.com
Pixeloverly
Sketchdaily.net

For drawings poses in general
Pose-Emporium
Action-Stock 
SenshiStock 
Posemaniacs.com
Human-anatomy-for-artist.com and female-anatomy-for-artist.com
Fineart.sk


Important to keep in mind

:bulletblack: Do not copy poses directly from other people's artwork. You might be copying their mistakes.
:bulletblack: If you heavily rely on references for your work/study, it's polite to credit the maker of the picture.
:bulletblack: If you're forever alone, you still have yourself to use as a reference (A mirror works just fine).
:bulletblack: Studying anatomy takes most masters many, many years. You can't expect to master it in a few days.
:bulletblack: It doesn't matter if your sketches look like shit, if you learned something from it. 
:bulletblack: Don't rely too heavily on magazines/models, as they're heavily photoshopped and made to be 'perfect'. Photo's like those are great to start with, but only show little variation in face- and body type. 

and most importantly...
:bulletblack: Have fun! I am a dummy! 

The Real Life Big Hero 6

Tue Mar 24, 2015, 4:53 PM
Img-og by techgnotic














Disney’s Academy Award Winning Big Hero 6 pushed the boundaries of realistic animated storytelling with Hyperion, the new software developed specifically for the film.


It simulates the physics of light, creating a more lifelike environment. Hyperion allowed the Big Hero 6 team to capture the air and light of San Francisco in a way never before possible and the spectacular results are visible in the movie’s breathtaking aerial sequences.


A team of DeviantArt cosplayers known as the Tux Team fell in love with Big Hero 6 and decided to one-up Hyperion by bringing the movie’s characters to life. And did they ever! The group recreated several scenes from the movie to near perfection.



The Tux Team





as Hiro Hamada





as Tadashi Hamada





as Aunt Cass






Photographer




Kero

as Baymax






Each has been cosplaying for at least 10 years and they came together after having met each other through conventions. Eventually becoming good friends, none is sure where the “Tux Team” moniker came from. Members enjoy the challenge and creativity that go into every cosplay creation, which are only made possible through the diverse and complementary skill sets of the Tux Teamers.


Why “Big Hero 6”



When asked what was it about this movie that inspired them to cosplay the scenes Jin responds, “It completely stole our hearts. We were blown away by the quirky aesthetics of the world of San Fransokyo. We came to love the diverse and endearing cast of characters, and most of all — we were deeply touched by the messages of the film. It was through these that we were inspired to recreate the scenes.”


Kat adds, “Big Hero 6 just struck me so deeply because of the way that they tackled with the topic of loss and how to cope. It’s a universal concept that anyone can easily relate to.”


How Did They Do It?


The most striking part of this cosplay is how the team’s faces evoked those of the animated characters. When asked how they achieved this look Jin says, “I do illustration and painting, so I think of makeup as drawing materials for the face. So basically, I look at a character and observe their features and attempt to draw the same lines and colours on my face. I kept in mind that I wanted us to look partially like 3D-rendered characters and tried to work towards that idea. It’s a tough balance to achieve.” To fully portray the characters in all their glory the team studied their character’s gestures and facial expressions until they had them just right.



“Understanding the artistic choices and character motives the artists selected really help when you’re trying to reenact the scenes faithful to the original material.”


— Kat


Depending on a project’s complexity, costume production can range from weeks to months. For Big Hero 6, ready-made clothing for most of the characters was the choice since they were simple in design and items a regular person would wear. For Hiro’s outfit Jin chose to use an old hoodie and sneakers he already had. ”What was important for me was finding pieces with fabric in the right colour, weight, and texture. I wanted these pieces to contrast with each other visually so that it would look interesting despite the simplicity.”


Kat took a similar approach to her Aunt Cass costume. “I was literally wearing my mom’s clothes for Aunt Cass. That’s a pretty methodical approach to it because I really associate Aunt Cass with my mom — fashion, hair style, silliness, just everything, really!”


Baymax was definitely one of the more complicated costumes to craft out of the group. Kero spent a week “just figuring out what the best materials are to use and acquiring them.” To create Baymax he cut and sculpted dense mattress foam, covering the inside with a cloth lining to keep it clean. For the exterior he used a white, shiny 4-way stretch cloth and cautions not to use 2-way stretch as it makes it more difficult. For the rest of the costume Kero says, “foam-assisted rubber or EVA foam was used for the emblem as well as to help the head retain its smooth, oblong shape. Black synthetic leather was used for the eyes and grey colored stretch cloth was used for the patches. Contact cement was the primary adhesive for everything.” Here’s a clip of Baymax in action!




















The Photo Shoot


An important part of the art of recreating scenes is the actual photo shoot and the post production elements. Jin shared a bit of the process the team went through for Big Hero 6. “As much as we can, we minimize the need for editing, because it’s fun to try working with available lighting and to make the most of our locations. Resh is excellent at capturing specific aesthetics through his photography! For our Big Hero 6 shoots, we scouted for places that looked like those in the film, and then we planned it so that we would be shooting in that place during the time when the quality of sunlight would match the scene that we’re trying to replicate. Even if we achieve what we want with the raw photo, we often still edit to do at least some colour grading to polish it further and unify the look of our photos as a collection.”


On creating scenes that were not in the movie Resh says, “The chemistry between the characters, their expressions, and their environment were brought together so well in the movie that we felt it would be fun to do our best at recreating them. It really helped us get a better feel for the mood and style of our other Big Hero 6 shoots that were not inspired by scenes from the movie, too!”


What’s next for this team of cosplaying masters?


Jin is looking forward to becoming Howl from “Howl’s Moving Castle.” Miguel is working on Judge Anderson from the Dredd series. Kat plans on crafting Mako Mankanshoku from “Kill la Kill” in her 2 Star Goku Uniform, and Kero has a slew of characters in store from Buzz Lightyear to the Avengers’ Ultron Prime.


The final result of all their hard work speaks for itself. Looking through the team’s gallery you’d think you were staring at production stills for the live action adaptation of Big Hero 6 - yes, it’s just that good.









Tux Team’s Top 5 Deviants To Watch


What they all have in common is the amount of care that goes into their work, whether it be photography or costume crafting, or a mixture of both. We admire their technical skills, of course. But the best cosplayers are the ones who best communicate how much they love the series that they are representing!


Our top five favourite cosplay galleries on DA, in no particular order:

























Your Thoughts


  1. Who was the first character you sought to emulate from a TV show, movie, comic book or other source? How old were you?
  2. Which do you think requires more dedication to a character: a massive tattoo, or an elaborate and well-documented cosplaying?
  3. Do you use cosplay as a way to freely express yourself in a way not otherwise possible as your regular self?












2000 Points Giveaway!

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 30, 2015, 8:31 AM
rainbow icon by foxybabe33


The winner has been found!! Let's congratulate this lucky person!!!

And from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU EVERYONE! This giveaway wouldn't have been possible without you, I'm sorry that I couldn't respond to all of you! But thank you all for the llamas and watches!



Now let's not delay anymore.....






AND THE WINNER IIIISSS.......























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.......!!!!!





































....... :icontrollfaceplz: happy april fool's day.
This is based on the song "For the First Time in Forever" from the movie Frozen. Inspired by fellow deviant Shinkou-san.

(Foxy's POV)
The curtain's opened, so's that door
I never thought they'd do that anymore
Who knew we had a hundred arcade games?
(Freddy)
For years I've sung the same old songs
Know what? I think I like this guard
We finally won't suffer any pain
(Foxy)
We'll have actual, real live chats
It'll be totally strange
But I think that we're ready for this change
(Foxy & Freddy)
Cause for the first time in forever
We'll give presents, we'll grant life (Puppet: Hey!)
For the first time in forever
We won't cause any more strife
Don't know if it's just me or my circuits
But I feel so full of joy
Cause for the first time in forever
He won't just be a toy

Freddy: I can't wait to meet this new guy!
Foxy: (Gasp) Maybe he can... fix me up?

(Chica)
Tonight I'll be dressed up, bib and all
Concealed within the kitchen walls
Get ready to show him around the place
But what if I see him standing there?
He's better than I thought, tall and fair.
I'd better stuff some pizza in my face...
(Bonnie)
I'm kinda shy about this new guy
Which is totally bizarre
Maybe I'll show him my new guitar?
(Chica & Bonnie)
Cause for the first time in forever
There'll be music, there'll be fun
For the first time in forever
We could be friends with another one
And I know it's totally crazy
To think we'll gain his trust
Bur for the first time in forever
This challenge is a must.

(Guard POV)
Don't let them in, don't wanna see
Of them all staring back at me
Conceal myself, do what's been said
Make one wrong move, and surely you are dead
But it's only for a week

(Robots) It's only for a week

My nervousness has peaked

My nervousness has peaked

(Guard) Mr. Faz, yes I accept 
The job

The job!

(Robots) For the first time in forever
(Guard) Don't let them in, don't wanna see
(Robots) We've got a chance to redeem
(Guard) Of them all staring back at me
(Robots) We'll show him who we really are
(Guard) Conceal
(Robots) We really aren't so mean
(Guard) Conceal myself, in the room alone
(Robots) And it'll probably end tomorrow
So it's gotta be tonight
But for the first time in forever
For the first time in forever
We won't be a friiiight! 
Foxy: Oof! (door shuts on him)
Foxy: Come on, Mikey, forget the stories. Give us a chance!