Know your Basics - TexturesThere are a lot of tutorials out there on how to create / photograph texture as well as how to use them on a technical level, but the question of why and when to use textures is rarely touched. This article wants to fill that gap and therefore looks at texures from a slightly different perspective.Know your Basics - Textures2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textures in Manips as you know them
For a photomanipulator, the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word "texture" are images that can be used in soft light or overlay mode to texture a manipulation or parts thereof. What most manipulators therefore have in mind, are images like the following:
Beautiful textures, sure, and useful, too, but have you ever thought of doing more with them than the aforementioned overlays? And have you ever considered using other kinds of textures, too?
A more objective look at Textures
The following definition is an excerpt
Site Update: deviantWATCH LimitationIn 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.Site Update: deviantWATCH Limitation2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Limitation Added to deviantWATCH
Due to constraints within the +Watch system, we have added a 5,000 deviant limit to the amount of deviants you can +Watch. This change only affects a very small amount of deviants, all of whom have been contacted privately regarding the matter. In the future, you will receive a notification if you attempt to watch more than 5,000 deviants.
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Know your Basics - Composition (the manip way)The Rule of Thirds is another one of those expressions that you have probably heard before somewhere but aren't quite sure what it means. This article strives to shed some light on this rule as well as on how to use lines and shapes in your compositions to lead the viewer's eye to the important bits. There are some compositional rules and pointers that no artist should go without knowing!Know your Basics - Composition (the manip way)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Technical Part
Rule of Thirds
Thankfully this time, there are no hours upon hours of dry reading to be done because the Rule of Thirds itself can be explained rather easily:
"The Rule of Thirds states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections." (from the wikipedia article)
Or - summed up in one image:
How to design a typeface (Part 1)How to design a typeface (Part 1)How to design a typeface (Part 1)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sans serif — Roman
In this article/tutorial I will show you how to design a typeface. I will cover the basics and show you how to design advanced letters as well. There is so much I can talk about though, so if people like this article I might expand on this with future articles and get more into detail. I will only cover the design though, so you will have to research how to do the spacing and programming and turn your typeface into a usable font—or wait until I might do an article on that as well, but I don’t have such an article planned anytime soon.
What will we design?
I will first show you how to design some basic letters for a geometric sans typeface like Futura, because it utilizes geometric shapes, which is always my starting point for every typeface regardless of style. O
Painting process videoHi everyone!Painting process video2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I finally got round to putting up a video of my painting process.
It's my Illidan fanart and you can see it on youtube here :
Sadly there is no sound, so just grab your own music.
Train Your Brain Semi-FinalistsIn the Train Your Brain Contest, deviantART and The Art Department (TAD) challenged you to submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Your assignments were reviewed by the world-renowned artists who teach as TAD faculty, and the grades are in! The following Semi-Finalists represent the top work chosen in each category. A final review will be made, and the 31 prize winners in each category will be announced shortly!Train Your Brain Semi-Finalists2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Be sure to head to TheArtDept for more information about TAD's programs and faculty! At TheArtDept, you'll find free lessons, in-depth sessions with award-winning instructors, and inspiring artwork created by TAD students and faculty alike.
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Know your Basics - Colour Theory (the manip way)Most of us have heard about Colour Theory - be it in school or on dA or as a term thrown about by someone somewhere. But what exactly is it? And how do you use it? This is what this article is striving to explain especially in regards to photomanipulation.Know your Basics - Colour Theory (the manip way)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Technical Part
Thankfully, there's tons of reading material about colour theory. Starting with the wikipedia article on the subject (which seems rather dry and boring to be honest) and ranging to tutorials written by deviants for their fellow artists. Those are the ones I'd like to recommend to you to get started in colour theory:
Still too dry and technical?
Okay, let me put it this way: the use of colours in your artwork can determine its mood and atmosphere. If you do it well, it can draw in the viewer and make them see what you want them to see by putting emphasis on certain parts. Colour theory gives you a way to know in
Site Update: Import from Sta.sh to deviantART muroIn 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.Site Update: Import from Sta.sh to deviantART muro2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Beauty as a Force of Energyby techgnoticBeauty as a Force of Energy2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Louie Schwartzberg has made it his life’s mission to use his cinematic artistry to raise the alarm for public awareness of the dire situation we are facing in the possible collapse of our taken-for-granted natural resources. The “colony collapse disorder” currently decimating our honeybees was the prompt for Louie’s new movie, Wings of Life, which at it's essence, is a love story that feeds the earth.
Disney is rele
Jurassic PokemonJurassic Pokemon2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Realistic Pokemon Season 1 by arvalis
arvalis aka RJ Palmer is a long time deviant who has created his own unique niche at DeviantArt.
He was first known as the artist who drew incredibly realistic dinosaurs. Somehow his depictions of dinosaurs began morphing into Pokemon characters. He is now renowned as dA’s master of realistic Pokemon illustrations. His has been quite a success story through art. His rise has been quite a success story on how to build a following in the community. RJ has wonderful tutoria
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la pente by rdalpes
Lacock Abbey: approach 4JoX by Coigach Moving Delicacy by MichaleDean A World Without Colour by GeminiArtNStock Rain by danuta50
empty white days III by iram 0235 by Somebody--else candles cross by st2wok
Maritime Reflections II by 51ststate party time. by pannna
.: Light in the Darkness :. by Ad-fundum
Three Birches infrared by MichiLauke :thumb267419823:
Cyanistes caeruleus by XanaduPhotography Hide-and-seek by Sophie-btps My poor sea by martaraff
Flower tree house by jennystokes Warmer Thoughts by redwolf518 Last farewell by vbagiatis :thumb267192823:
watercolor trees 2 by Just-a-Witness Let the Sunshine In by Phatpuppyart-Studios at the Graveyard by ChromaticBokeh Depression by GoncaloCarvalho
French Alps by SestoElemento .The littlest things. by cichutko :thumb200514611:
You are all alone, Balthazar by XxXLipsOfAnAngelXxX Cuba by Basile-Tirard
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Dave Elliott, An Authentic CitizenWatch depthRADIUSDave Elliott, An Authentic Citizen1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A New Wind Lifts Storytelling
First imagined as a bedtime tale for his son by Kenneth Grahame in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has remained in the top twenty children’s stories ever since. But things have been getting weird out in the Willows, as the new comic on deviantART, Weirding Willows, will attest to.
Badger, Mole, Ratty and Mr. Toad are back… but they’re joined by Alice, Frankenstein’s Monster, Mowgli, The White Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny as they defend the world from the Wicked Witch of the West, Doctor Moreau, the Mad Hatter, Mister Hyde and the Queen of Hearts (not to mention the flying nightmare monkeys from Wizard of Oz.)
The new direction tak
Tribal Decals For Sale!I am excited to offer my art in yet another format: DECALS! I am able to offer these thanks to tekuryuu 's excellent decal crafting skills. He can create just about any size of decal and has a huge selection of vinyl with different colors and finishes so you can easily customize the design to fit what you need.Tribal Decals For Sale!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a few decals from him and I just love them. The blue holographic is particularly stunning.
To place an order, please send me a DevART note with the following information. Once you've provided the required information, I will send it over to tekuryuu and he will be able to get back to you with exact pricing.
HOW TO ORDER A DECAL:
1. Let me know which design you'd like.
There is a selection of six premade designs below that you may choose from. If you'd like something different than what is available and would like to place an order for a
Feature - SymmetryHey everyone!Feature - Symmetry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know - it's been more than a week now, that I've updated my journal and made a feature... I've been really busy writing an essay.
But anyhow, I thought that it was a good idea, to look in my friends' and watchers' galleries for some pictures that my featured theme.
So maybe you'll see one of your pictures in one of my next features, too!
This week's theme is 'Symmetry':
Symmetry by SushiDesigns Symmetry.... by M-Atif-Saeed The symmetry by Dhante symmetry by BlueFish24 Seealpsee Symmetry by alban-expressed Perfect Symmetry by AndrewToPhotography
And I also found this in my gallery - one of my older pictures, but it also fits the theme quite well I think!
Glass Pyramid - Paris by enyaa
my sweet angelBJ - my best friend and pet dog - leaves me today.my sweet angel11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I helped raise her since the day she was born. She's been there for me through everything. Beautiful, smart, empathetic throughout the years. She was amazing in every way and I can't believe she will no longer be a part of my life.
Everything I did always, always had her in the back of my mind. Was I going to be gone too long? Would my classes be spread out enough so that I'd always be home when she needed to go outside? Would she accompany me on weekend trips, or would she stay with Matt or his parents? (She usually came with, up until this last year and her back legs didn't work as well.)
The mornings were always ours alone. Matt sleeps in, or always had to leave for class before me. The weekends were the best. A 20 minute walk together, then inside for vitamins and breakfast. Now what?
Then, a month ago, she had an attack of vestibular disease. If there's no underlying cause - other than old age - (she is 14) the attack should be is
Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
NECROCOMICON 2014Hey creeps!NECROCOMICON 20141 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's been hectic as usual around here, getting ready to move, and trying to keep up with projects. Yay!
First, I have to thank all of you for voting for my "Bride of Frankenstein" in the Universal Monster Re-design contest! I won, thanks to you! You all rock!
Also, many of you are probably familiar with the glorious Wicked Faire:
BUT! did you know that the insanely handsome - er - I mean talented Voltaire also has a convention going on at the same time right next door? Oh yes. And I'll be there! If you're in the area, you have to come by! Click the banner for details!
A reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding types8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
When I tell people I'm a bookbinder they often think I make only one type of book; the library kind. That, however, is only one of the many ways an artist can create a book. For me, it's a fun challenge to pick the right binding style to go with the purpose of the book. Whether it is a novel that needs to look really classy or medieval, a sketchbook for a graphic novelist or a paper about connections that lets me show the binding. In this article I'm going to tell you a little bit about all the types of bookbinding that I know. I'm not going into details but, if possible, I will link to images and tutorials that do.
If you're here for inspiration: this guide is pretty long. I recommend scrolling through the images first!
To make a start...
The different ways of binding books can be broken down into two general groups: adhesive bindings and non-adhesive bindings. Adhesive b
World of Catgirls 2012 Mascot Contest - CLOSED>>> Contest Entries are Now CLOSEDWorld of Catgirls 2012 Mascot Contest - CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This