Show your pet!Show your pet!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The contest for the best photo, drawing and painting domestic animals !
Participants may submit two entries for each category.
You can also take part in one category!
The contest will end on December 31, 2013
The prizes in each of the three categories are:
- First Place: 3 months Premium Membership
- Second place: 1 month Premium Membership
- Third place: 1 Cake badge
Here I want to thank all those who contributed to the creation of this contest!
The biggest thanks for :
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Featuring Useful SitesMy Tumblr Posthttp://niaro.tumblr.com/post/12290832071Featuring Useful Sites4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Posting it on DA too because I feel like more people would see it here. /squints
I feel like featuring. So here's some stuff I think are interesting and that I use/would like to use more often.
Daz Studio 4 Map Transfer Mini TutorialThe process is fairly simple. You load the desired texture on to Genesis in Daz Studio 4 (in which ever form, V5, M5 etc) Then under the 'Surfaces' Tab, select the icon in the top left corner of the window. Scroll down to Map Transfer. On the top left of the new window where it says 'Template' right click in the box area. Click 'New Template'. On the right side of the window is a list of the surfaces your current 3d model has. Daz have been very helpful here as they have numbered the relevant parts of the map that belong together. So it is then a process of Shift+Left Click each map region in turn. Once you have the whole group selected left click and drag them over to the Template1 that you created. Then change the 'Target UV Map to M4. You will need to have the Template1 selected to alter the 'Template Options' in the lower part of the window. I would advise a quality of 10, and dimensions of 4096. Then select an output directory. Here I would create yourself a dummy runtime in the PDaz Studio 4 Map Transfer Mini Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't keep up with notes on dA very well. If you need to contact me to ask for clarification, please do so at my website.
* These brushes can be used for prints. You don't need to note me and ask.
* If you use one of my brushes/stock, please credit me somewhere. If you use it here on dA, feel free to credit me as redheadstock. However, if you use my stuff anywhere else, you must credit me as Obsidian Dawn (http://www.obsidiandawn.com).
* If you can't credit me, you'll need to purchase a commercial license for just $3. Information on commercial licenses ca
Women ArtistsThe other day, I attempted to put together a huge list of some professional and semi-pro women artists over on my tumblr, because it seems like too often women get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best Professional Artist category, but I was a little shocked to find out there hadn’t been another woman nominated in that category since Rowena Morrill in 1986. That’s more than a little ridiculous, considering there are so many women artists out there who are all amazing, who offer unique points of view and design solutions, and who need more visibility and recognition. While putting this list together, I was really excited to find tons of new artists I'd never heard of before.Women Artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art BooksAlvaroArte asked me if I could suggest some books on realistic drawing and concept art which was timely as I've been thinking about writing a post about it. So, in no particular order here are some books I recommend.Art Books3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Keys to Drawing (Dodson) - A lot of my early drawing lessons a knowledge was based in this book. Great exercises.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Edwards) - A cornerstone art book, it (re)teaches you how to really observe your subject with various exercises.
Imagination Station (Kistler) - While likely not applicable to you guys, it's a wonderful art book for little kids who find it fun and teaches good art principles.
Understanding Light and Color:
Alla Prima (Schmid) - This is not a how-to painting book but delves into how to think and understand light, color, edges, etc. My painting bible.
Imaginative Realism (Gurney) - This author of Dinotopia does a good job addressing how to approach realistically painting subjects that do
Going away+25 Points Giveaway! (WINNER)Winner is :iconClovis-thecutestcat: Congrats!Going away+25 Points Giveaway! (WINNER)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you everyone who commented/participated! <3
I will be going on vacation to China this Friday (8/15/14)! I'm so excited! Only for 2 weeks though, which sucks
DON'T WORRY I WILL STILL BE ON DA (maybe) I stuffed a bunch of art works in Sta.sh and I will be uploading them throughout the 2 weeks.....unless there is no internet O_o
It's time for the AUGUST MONTHLY GIVEAWAY.
*Winner will get 25 *
Chosen using random.org
How to enter?
-Fave this journal (It will be your number)
-Watch me ONLY IF YOU LIKE MY ART. If you don't like it then you don't have to watch.
Please don't say "Fave" or "entered" or "done." It's going to spam my inbox. I already got your messages when you faved! xD
Instead, maybe ask me a
RESULTS ACG CONTEST: Why Do You Do What You Do?Afer some delay, sorry all... the winners have been chosen.RESULTS ACG CONTEST: Why Do You Do What You Do?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st Place Prize Winner goes to: :iconradioactiveroach: with - Well done radioactiveroach
2nd Place Prize Winner goes to :iconsayoran13: with - Well done sayoran13
3rd Place Prize Winner goes to :iconvissyscrafts: with - Well done Vissyscrafts
Everyone Who Entered http://anothercontestgroup.deviantart.com/gallery/47666111
~ 120 dA from donations @ ACG-PointsDonations (the more donations this will go up)
~ 150 dA from pindanglicious
~ 80 dA from Bliood-Kira
~ 50 dA from Shadow-Guardian0
~ Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
~ Permanent Page Feature from AnotherContestGroup
~ Feature from Shadow-Guardian0 (6 Months)
~ Feature from Bliood-Kira (1 Month)
~ Feature from missimoinsane
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Eye colorsI found this chart about natural eye colors http://flopylopez.tumblr.com/post/85165756610/vashiane-natural-eye-color-chartEye colors1 year ago in Personal More Like This
and decided to point out what eye colors are my characters'
I think my own eye color is between T30 and T40
what about you? uvu
30 FREE brushes, smudgers, erasers to download30 FREE brushes, smudgers, erasers to download3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's some fantastic stuff to help everyone out!
Click on the image to download 30 badass brushes, smudgers, erasers.. etc! Courtesy of Schoolism instructor :iconrobotpencil:
If you like it, please share and pass on the positive vibes!
Sending positive vibes to you all!
DA COMMISSIONS: WTF?I wanted to share this post I've seen on Tumblr. As a professionnal artist, I already know that I underprice my commissions. When you are a freelance, a drawing is generally 500€ to 1000€ when you're a beginner. On DA, I generally sell them at 30/50€. What to think about the new commission system, knowing that I'm already leaving my commissions for a low price?DA COMMISSIONS: WTF?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can easily understand: why do you open commissions then?
Well,I love drawing for other people, and most of commissionners don't even know the real price of a drawing (now you know!). But when I open commissions, this is because I've got the time, because I love to share with commissionners, to know their universe, OCs...and because it helps me to buy new fabric for reenactments too, for sure. But... Well... Shame on you DA! O_o
How can you sell a service for only 0.2/0.4$, knowing that DA takes 20% too?! O_o
It may be a good news for commissionners, but DA, you're killing the artists by making people think that a drawing cos
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My Two cents on Portfolio ReviewsYou know, I see quite a bit of portfolio on a regular basis, and even more so when I go to comic con and CTN.My Two cents on Portfolio Reviews2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This time around was the same thing, I saw quite a few portfolios. Some good ones and some that miss the mark.
There were a few in particular that caught my eye.. a few extremely good ones, and a few that just didn't work, and I wanted to try and share my opinions about portfolios in general.
This is just my point of view, based on MY experience and definitely not a definitely law, rule, or "must do". Just what I noticed in many student's and young professional's portfolios.
The first thing that strikes me is how similar portfolios can be from one student to another..I can almost always tell when one student is from Art Center, San Jose State, Otis, Sheridan or any other major school. It's a good thing and a bad thing. Mainly a bad thing though
Just a few personal thoughts on portfolios since I just came back from comic con and saw a ton over there.
Your portfolio should be a r
Unexpected Guest contestI am a little annoyed with myself for dithering around and forgetting to make this official, but better late than never I guess!Unexpected Guest contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The idea that I have for this contest is, as the name suggests, and as I have mentioned in previous journal entries is the inclusion of an unexpected figure in a 'normal render'. I think, maybe, I left the previous contest a little too open and people were not sure what was expected. This time I am wondering if I should be more specific or could I leave it more open? I know what I want, but I also do want to stifle anyone's imagination.
What I'd like is easy to describe IF you have read all the same books as me! For example if you have read some of the Urban Fae themed books by Charles de Lint you will probably have a very good idea of what I mean and I would not have to say too much. If not then any allusion I make will fall on deaf ears and just confuse!
In essence I want a 'normal render' - any by normal I mean normal to you,
Copic Markers and Pony colorsI get a LOT of questions regarding what colors I use where when it comes to the ponies, and I keep saying I'm gonna make a little guide. Well, let's give it a shot.Copic Markers and Pony colors2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the majority of my covers, I use Copic markers to color. Copics are light-fast, alcohol markers... not unlike a classic school marker, but higher quality. I prefer Copic over other brands primarily for a few reasons: Variable tips (markers, fine, brush, etc), better blending, and they can be refilled! This is the BIG selling point to me... this means you can buy the marker once, and continue to refill. It also means you can custom blend colors should you desire. Copics also guarantee that if you buy Y00 yellow, and then buy another down the line, the colors will match. I've bought the same marker color from other brands and had them not match. I will use other brands here and there for very specific colors or effects, but Copic is 99% of my marker work.
So... when I do a cover or whatever, I do basic ink lines first wit
Chibi Point/Paypal Commissions [CLOSED]↳ Status: CLosedChibi Point/Paypal Commissions [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Opening 5-6 Slots (*´◒`*)
I'll get started on them as soon as I can.
Please be patient It may take about 1 week - few months ORZ
edit: Last batch went by pretty fast! * q *
Disclaimer: If you are planning to order. Please reply as soon as possible! 48 hours or less! I had to add this in because
I have some people order/take a slot and not reply back at all or reply a week later.
Please note me your:
Number of orders (max 2):
Expression of your character :
Payment Method: (Points or Paypal)
Note: If Paypal, I only accept the payment in USD
For Points: You can send them directly to my profile, I don't use the commission widget.
For Paypal: You can pay once I accept your commission. I will send over
Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To KnowThere's lots of awesome models on DA and lots of great places on the web to find pose reference and stock! Here's a little list of some great places to check out for some quality pose reference stock:Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To Know3 years ago in Personal More Like This
is a group I founded that accepts submissions of stock photos that are useful for pose reference. To be considered, the model must be wearing form fitting clothing or nude. There are separate folders for nude stock. Watching this group will result in quality pose reference stock appearing in your inbox!
You are here.
Non-nude female full body
Mostly male, mixed undies and nude. Some fem parts.
Her gallery is full of great female reference including some wonderful lying, reclining and sitting poses.
Male stock with underwear on.
has a folder of pole fitness stock photos that are really stunn
Screentone or are you ...?Screentone or are you ...?6 years ago in Personal More Like This
" Screentone is a technique for applying textures and shades to drawings, used as an alternative to hatching. In the conventional process, patterns are transferred
to paper from preprinted sheets, but the technique is also simulated in computer graphics. It is also known by the common brand names Zip-A-Tone (1937, now defunct),
Chart-Pak (1949), and Letratone (1966, from Letraset).
A traditional screentone sheet consists of a flexible transparent backing, the printed texture, and a wax adhesive layer. The sheet is applied to the paper, adhesive down,
and rubbed with a stylus on the backing side. The backing is then peeled off, leaving the ink adhered to the paper where pressure was applied.A screentone saves an artist's
time by allowing quick application of textures to line art where a hand-shaded area would not be reproduced in a timely or acceptable manner. Much like halftone, the size
and spacing of black dots, lines, or hatches determine how light or dark an area will appear.
O.C. Challenge: Journey Of A LifetimeWe here at DCC love seeing your images come through too our galleries and have been really impressed with some of the ideas that you have all come up with for our theme based competitions. This has lead to some situations where picking a final winner has been really hard and heart breaking as it is often never an easy choice to choose just one entry.O.C. Challenge: Journey Of A Lifetime4 years ago in Personal More Like This
We also understand that it can sometimes be very frustrating to find out you have not won a competition after putting in a lot of hard work to your contest entries, especially on a short run competition. For this reason I got thinking about how we could offer you ALL the chance to win a G.C. in a none time constrained, none competition based challenge and so with great pleasure I present to you, our wonderful group members the 'Journey of a Lifetime' creative challenge.
So what is 'Journey of a Lifetime' and how is it going to work?
We want 10 renders of a brand new Original Character created by yourself that covers 10 events during your c
Brushesesesesssshere are some of the brushes that use from fabulous people who have made them - http://miconart.com/films/ps_brushes/Brushesesesessss3 years ago in Personal More Like This
the curly whirly line rake one that i spam so much is from barontieri
It's Grimm Jim, but not as we know it ...Here we go, the first themed render contest of the year.It's Grimm Jim, but not as we know it ...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, the rules:
1) New 3D art-work, please, and wait until approved before posting elsewhere.
2) In the description please mention/point to this contest and group (#DAZCreativeContests).
3) Images to conform to deviantART's TOS, as well as this groups.
4) Image to conform to the theme of the contest.
5) You can use, almost, any software you like, so long as one of the 'usual suspects' is used as a major part of the creation process; DAZ Studio, Poser, Bryce, Carrara.
6) The render engine can be anything you like: 3Delight, Firefly, LuxRender, Octane, etc.
7) Post-work is ok, but try not to get 'extreme' with it, we are not looking for skills with Photoshop, GIMP, etc.
The judging will be done by the admin of the group, all decisions will be final.
Images to be submitted to the correct Gallery (which will be created very shortly and named "Fairytales Revisited").
For now you will be able to submit as many images as you wish,
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.Respect Yourself3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
Forums now live!Forums now live!Forums now live!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a while since I've updated my DA journal. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up that I now have a forum over on the website.
You can find it at www.jacktomalin.com/forum
It's early days, but feel free to drop in and say hello.
It's primarily going to be a central hub for things like product support, extended product information as well as a general chat area.
Let's get it started!Dear friends!Let's get it started!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I've got lots of feedbacks on my e-mail aftermy latest journal entry. Thanks for all that. And it's already decided that this blog is definitely going to exist.
What you will find there:
- copics and related tools reviews
- markers and mixed techniques
- materials research
- color theory
What you will NOT find there:
- tutorials about how to draw random fruits realistically, babies and flowers for cards
- critiques on your works
Original works and tutorials only.
Let's make it clear from the start: I'm not trying to make one of those blogs made for gathering more watchers and followers. I'm going to solve difficult art problems, looks for new and interesting technics and share them with all who's interested in it.
I will take requests, but it doesn't mean that I'm going to follow them. I will interprete them into somethi