PE: Photoshop Brush PrimerPhotoshop: BrushesPE: Photoshop Brush Primer11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There are a plethora of brushes available to you on photoshop. This guide will explain different brush settings, as well as how to install different brush packs here on deviantART. This guide is for pressure sensitive pen tablets. It is going to be much easier to do things with a tablet. Ones by Wacom are good, and you can get a bamboo for under 99$ USD.
Basic Brushes in Photoshop
It's important to stick with default ones to learn all the settings. You can do so many things with the hard round brush.
Bring up your brush palette in one of the following ways. (note I am in CS3, so the icons will look much older, but same thing. )
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VIDEO TUTORIAL?!I constantly get note and people asking for tutorials, we here you go!VIDEO TUTORIAL?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This was a tutorial i did for Imagine FX last year and they have decided to put it on up on youtube.
It's 40 freaking minutes and is about how I go about putting together a comic/manga
Go here and press the like button often! Doing this might make me post some other video tutorials I have made for school.
GO HERE! : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bukKwWSCRrM
All you need to know to get crisp FlatsIf you want to know how to get flats with perfect separation, no floating pixels, and are easily selectable. This is the sum total of what you need to know:All you need to know to get crisp Flats1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's all in the TOOLS.......and their SETTINGS
Set the feather to zero px, and uncheck anti-alias on the Lasso tool.
Set the tolerance to zero, and uncheck anti-alias on the Wand tool.
Set the Opacity to 100%, and set the tolerance to zero on the Paintbucket tool.
Use the pencil tool to do any fine detail color work, and make sure it's set to 100% opacity as well.
***Do not, under any circumstances, use the Brush tool for flats. Ever.***
These are your must have settings and tools, may they take you far
You can submit to stash via EMAIL and FTP?!Hey Beta folksYou can submit to stash via EMAIL and FTP?!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's right, we've been working on making stash as easily accessible for anywhere on any platform
But how has it been done?
There are now 2 brand new ways to submit to your deviantART stash
Email: Everything has email these days, your PC, your tablet, your phone, even your Grandma!
Well now you can upload an image, simply by sending an email!
Here's how to do it:
Go to your settings, under the Apps and Uploads section
Enable the option to "Let me upload using email"
This will give you an email that looks something like email@example.com
Now write an email addressed to the email you have been given
Give the title of the image as you email subject
Put the description of the image as the email body
[Bullet; Blue] Then attach the image you want to upload
[Bullet; Blue] Now hit SEND! [:eager: by darkmoon3636]
advice on some stuff to look up before tutorialsso im gonna be starting to make some tutorials soonadvice on some stuff to look up before tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
before that you should look up some informations
you probably noticed that in my work it is often hard to distinguish if im using a zbrush model or just painined it all in photoshop
reason for that is simple.
my realism rendering is greatly based on 3 d rendering processes.
by this i mean as i learned 3d i became aware of the stuff we usually visually take for granted.
qualities of material, importance of reflectivity, ambient occlusion, and subsurface scattering.
to any 3d artist these are everyday terms, while 2d artists usually paint them without often even being aware of wheat they are really doing
for instance , a 3d artist will at any given point use 2 types of shadows. cast shadows from a direct lightsource, and ambient occlusion shadows which naturally appear more intensively the closer planes of an object are together.
i can get into this and make it a long discussion , but easier w
Commissions Now CLOSED!Terms of AgreementCommissions Now CLOSED!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Commissions are CLOSED.
Commissions are CLOSED. The following instructions are only applicable if commissions are open.
PM me with your filled out commission form (found below).
After I approve the form I will invoice you the payment via paypal.
+ extra character: $30/character
+ colour: +$30 per character
Half Body $70
+ extra character: $60/character
+ colour: +$60 per character
Full Body $90
+ extra character: starts at $80
+ half body character: starts at $50
+colour: +$80 per character
Added environments/background starts at $20.
Busts: x |
How To Sculpt in Wax pt 1Well, as promised, I thought I should write up a little information on sculpting in Wax. It's not the first medium one would think to work in when starting out with sculpture, but it does offer a lot of benefits.How To Sculpt in Wax pt 15 years ago in Personal More Like This
That said, though, it's probably not the best medium to use if you're JUST getting interested in sculpting. It's primary benefit is that it allows for lots of clean sharp detail, which is something that's valued in the collectibles field. But we all know detail doesn't equal good work. As a prerequisite to wax, I think it would be best to start out sculpting in Super Sculpey. It's easy to get your hands on, and everything you learn from working with it is applicable to wax sculpting.
But if you're wanting to dive in and try wax, here's some help with getting going:
I personally use a few different kinds of wax with my sculptures. All of which are mixed and offered through private 'dealers' I guess you would say. ha! www.willowproducts.com is an excellent resource for gettin
I Draw Comics Sketchbook and Reference GuideI Draw Comics Sketchbook and Reference Guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are interested in drawing comics but need to know how, we've created a book for you.
I know there are plenty of books out there that help you learn to draw comics, but with this one we've created a book that you can actually draw in and put to practice the lessons you've learned. We give you blue line templates to work over.
I contend that if you complete all the exercises in this "workbook", you will be a better artist, and hopefully be able to start working on your own comics.
Check out the kickstarter, where you can buy the book here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bravecadet/i-draw-comics-sketchbook-and-reference-guide
You can also find out more at idrawcomics.net.
And finally, an interview with Matt Marrocco and I, the creators of the book: http://ifanboy.com/articles/interview-ryan-stegman-on-i-draw-comics/
5 Art Selling TipsWhile I used to see "art sales" simply as bonus money coming in on the side, over the past few years it's become enough of an asset that it justifies an art dealer, record keeping, insurance, and taxes at the end of each year. It's currently 25% of my total income, and that has a lot of impact over my work. And just like storytelling, design and page flow--abstract principles that keep my career afloat daily--art sales also deserve to be studied, theorized, and understood.5 Art Selling Tips1 year ago in Personal More Like This
These are guidelines, not rules. And while most of them usually work for me, they might not all work for you, so keep in mind that my market might be different than yours. Because not only do we not draw the same, we probably have different sorts of buyers.
1. Don't stay on a book for too long
I find that doing mini series of 4-12 issues is optimal for selling art. If you spend a year doing one-shots or 2-3 issue minis, you'll be hard for buyers to keep track of because it's too infrequent. And it's hard to make an i
Eeren's Features: HAIR!!Eeren's Features: HAIR!!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This time I decided to dedicate this feature to a particular and much more precise theme: hair!
Many people keep asking me how I draw my hair and when I browse other artists' deviantions hair is always one of the most eye-catching things for me (and for many other users, for what I can deduce from the comments)!
So... let's try to unveil the secret of hair together!
Since ancient times, hair has not only been a defense against cold, but it also has had great social significance for human beings.
It grows on most external areas of the human body and the highly visible differences between male and female facial hair are a notable secondary sex characteristic.
Hair has always been a sign of social and health status: they can represent ethnic ancestry, the growth of facial hair is a sign of puberty in men, while white hair or baldness are signs of age or genetics.
Not only hair may be a symbol, but the way it is styled can surely
Water TutorialOh yeah, that's exactly what I made; a water tutorial!Water Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
->link to the tutorial
Sci-Fi Style Laser Light Effect in PhotoshopIn this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design this Sci-Fi Style Laser Special Effect in Photoshop. A beginner friendly tutorial, this effect can be widely used in a range of designs (not just sci-fi) to add extra effect, have a trySci-Fi Style Laser Light Effect in Photoshop2 years ago in Personal More Like This
View this Tutorial
Here is a preview of the final effect I have for this tutorial:
Hope you enjoy it
Coloring those Scanned Lines!So this is one of my ways of coloring scanned lines that I feel work pretty well. I'm new at narrating through meh vids but I'll better I swear. lol!Coloring those Scanned Lines!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
... have fun watching, comment and of course....subscribe> http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=corankizerstone
Drew a ton of faces of random deviants from a couple journals back. Unfortunately video issues ensued and I was unable to record it. That made me think "I'll have color it on vid". So that shall happen.
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TutorialsThis is just for everyone who asked about tutorials or for some advice.Tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm in no position to teach anybody and suck at explaining things anyway, so it's probably better to point you at some other sources.
for example, if you don't already know it: http://www.youtube.com/user/FZDSCHOOL
the youtube channel of Feng Zhu, who's submitting videos done in front of his students and also explains some of the techniques.
idrawgirls blog: http://idrawgirls.blogspot.com/
and the ctrlpaint website: http://www.ctrlpaint.com/
IFX magazine's youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ImagineFX
Digital Painting Video Blog with Bobby Chiu: http://www.youtube.com/user/digitalbobert
Digital-Tutors (3D): http://www.youtube.com/user/DigitalTutors
Noah's Art Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/noahbradley/videos
plaidklaus (3D): http://www.youtube.com/user/plaidklaus
my animation director debutmy animation director debut2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and now for something totally different! i've been working on-and-off as the animation director of an interactive motion comic for about a year now. it's a project that i put a lot of creative energy into, and i got to know and worked with sooo many talented people - artists, animators, composers, producers - to make it. the project has finally been launched and i really want to share it with you guys.
Using techniques... digital & trad. mediumTechniques...Using techniques... digital & trad. medium2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm wondering what kind of technique are people using while they draw traditional and digital media... for example: If they draw traditional on the same way as digital (painting, coloring, shading...)...or opposite. Because for me digital and traditional are the same. It was always annoying when teachers in school told me that digital is much easier than traditional...that in digital you just press once with the brush and you already have whole image. Hahaha... that's noooooooot true at all I spend more time drawing digital works than traditional... Then I always say to people like that...Try and see for yourself if it's easier than traditional
Well, what I want to say...and ask. Last years I drew more digital drawings than traditional, so when I started to paint canvas, I drew on the same way as if it would be digital painting...only that I had one layer If you saw my digital tutorials... at first I did basic colors, t
Watercolor tips and tutorials!Hey guys. So I've been asked countless times to make a watercolor tutorial... and while I don't really have time to put that together right now (it's that crazy time of the semester) I did write out a few very basic tips regarding the nature of watercolor. I do plan on making an actual tutorial eventually as well, with pictures and more stuff about process. Perhaps this winter I can make a proper tutorial!Watercolor tips and tutorials!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Start with a ground wash at the beginning of painting something, with a high concentration of water. Starting with a light color base will help to unify the color scheme of the rest of the picture.
-Watercolor dries lighter than it looks when it's wet. Remember to keep this in mind. Gouache, on the other hand, dries darker. That's one of many things that makes combining gouache and watercolor tricky
-Work in layers, from light to dark. Don't expect to go straight from a white page to a dark color all at once! The darkest areas will come last.
-If you've got two areas of differ
Publish a Journal to Multiple Places!New! Post to multiple places!Publish a Journal to Multiple Places!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since the release of Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer, there's been one feature in particular that we've been itching to release, and we're happy to announce that it's ready! Sta.sh Writer now allows for publication to multiple outlets, including your Gallery, Journal, or Group Journals.
How does it work?
1. Head to Sta.sh Writer and begin writing your entry.
2. Choose a skin for your Group from the right hand panel.
3. When you're ready to publish, choose any combination of your Journal, the Journal Portal (browseable by all deviants), and your Groups of which you are in an administrative class.
These options are perfect for those who may want to post the same message to their personal Journal and one or more of their Groups.
Keep in mind!
Submitters, be sure that you have the appropriate privileges to post Journals and/or deviati
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....It's good to be schooled and have experience working for different people.TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just be careful not to spend your entire life using your skills to make everyone else's dreams come true.
Be sure to make room for your dreams in this life as well.
Good luck on your projects for 2012!!!
Animation techniques and more Ghibli thoughtsIn my last journal I mentioned the strange effect of seeing super cartoony flat characters moving around in a hyper realistic world. There's actually a name for this, it's call the "masking effect" and it was quite elaborately detailed by Scott McCloud in his book "understanding comics."Animation techniques and more Ghibli thoughts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In comics, frequently the main characters are portrayed as cartoony and simple, while backgrounds often get very detailed. The basic concept is pretty simple. The more cartoony a character is drawn, the more appealing and relatable it is to us as we can more easily imagine ourselves in the role. The more realistic something is, the less of a personal connection you have to it. This is why villains tend to be drawn more realistically, and heros more cartoony. But it goes beyond just the characters... the environment also is affected.
If a person in a cartoon picks up a sword and starts swinging it around, the sword becomes an extension of their body and since it's animated, it becomes a drawn thing whic
Introduction about making handmade booksINTRODUCTION ABOUT BASIC TOOLS TO MAKE HANDMADE BOOKSIntroduction about making handmade books6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I'd like to share with you some basic tips if you're interested in making handmade books. I've learned how to do that a few terms ago, at the university. As an art restoring adept I've been through the old, traditional ways of making books and added some modern touches to simplify that. I'm going non-professional so far, without expensive equipment, so if you'd like to give books a try you don't have to invest that much
The first and obvious thing that's needed for our book is paper. At that stage you have to decide what kind of book you'd like to make - you need lined or squared paper for notebooks, journals, cookbooks and basically everything that's meant to write in. Sketchbooks and scrapbooks require nice smooth plain paper and photo albums work best with thick and durable paper. Of course those are basics, you can use decorated paper or one suitable for
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
Photography Basics - Artistic Nude Style! [MC]This article was originally posted in November 2007 and covered all genres of photography. In honour of projecteducate's Artistic Nude Week (14th - 18th July 08) I'd like to show you how the basics of photography can be applied to working with nude models to create beautiful and memorable images.Photography Basics - Artistic Nude Style! [MC]6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
While there's no quick and easy secret to taking 'good' photographs, and there's a whole world of experimentation and education out there waiting for you to jump into, there are some aspects of artistic photography that you'll want to think about every time you pick up your camera. The techniques and camera functions detailed in this article can be used by anyone with a camera, whether that camera is a top of the range SLR or a compact digicam.
I hope you find it useful
Instead of just pointing your camera at something you like the look o
5 Year Plan*Because I'll be teaching in about a week at SCAD, I've been thinking a lot about what to tell the students. And I wrote it out so that I could solidify it in my head. This stuff is for younger artists mostly, so feel free to skip.5 Year Plan2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I spend time with another comic artist, sometimes I'll ask, "What's your 5 year plan?" In other words, what steps is he taking in order to gain control over his career in order to move up the ladder? Usually I don't get much of an answer.
The reason I think many comic artists aren't forward-thinking has to do with the way our industry is set up. Whether by conscious design or through the neglect of its participants, younger freelancers get into a habit of complacency while hoping for a chance to suckle from the teet of a major publisher. Waiting around for a career doesn't promote the idea of freelancers taking active control of their OWN careers.
If I had to sum up the 5 Year Plan