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 Artists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Show your pet!Show your pet!1 year 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 :
:iconslixxrick: :iconsharpphotostudio: :iconludwl
Featuring Useful SitesMy Tumblr Posthttp://niaro.tumblr.com/post/12290832071Featuring Useful Sites3 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.
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!
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
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 Books2 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
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?1 year 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
~ Feature from
FREE GIVEAWAY!! :DI never have as much time to give back to the DA community as I used to (being an adult and all that jazz!), and therefore I've decided to hold a simple competition!FREE GIVEAWAY!! :D7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The prize will be a 12 month premium membership for DA!!!
To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is fav and comment on this journal. That's it!! You MUST do both.
The competition will run for 3 weeks. So starting today, the last day to enter will be the 12th September at midnight GMT
I will be randomly picking the winner with help from a random number generator. I will bestow the membership immediately afterwards.
Good luck guys! And thanks again for all the support you've given me over the years!!!! Much love!
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?1 year 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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You MAY use my resources within your own design, painting, etc and do whatever you like with it (provided that proper credit is given, as below).
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Tutorials from this site may NOT be redistributed in any manner. If you would like to put them up in a forum or somesuch, contact me first.
Provide credit to me somewhere. If used
Going away+25 Points Giveaway! (WINNER)Winner is :iconClovis-thecutestcat: Congrats!Going away+25 Points Giveaway! (WINNER)7 months 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
Bookmark of Demise Project - Vocaloid IAI listened to the series and decided to write my own interpretation~Bookmark of Demise Project - Vocaloid IA3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
#1- Hide and Seek of Isolation
The first song is about a popular boy who is bored so he decides to take a risk with the cursed book/ bookmark. The book/bookmark comes with a game, and he decides to play. The games is a type of hide and seek.
Its a japanese urban legend game called "Hide and Seek Alone" in which you capture a spirit inside a doll by filling it with rice and sewing it up with a red thread. This makes the doll possessed. Then you have to stab the doll with some kind of weapon and say "Youre It". Then you go hide. If the doll finds you, it stabs you with the same weapon you used. To end the game, you need to have a cup of saltwater ready. Then you put the saltwater in your mouth, find the doll (it's not always where you left it) and spit the saltwater on it and shout "I WIN!" . Thats the game the boy played. The "Doll" found him and killed him.
Eye colorsI found this chart about natural eye colors http://flopylopez.tumblr.com/post/85165756610/vashiane-natural-eye-color-chartEye colors10 months 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
PE Daily Deviations - So you want to suggest DDs?You're browsing deviantART or are simply checking your message centre and find a wonderful art piece. You want to suggest it as a Daily Deviation because you believe it truly deserves to be seen by the community as a whole. But how to properly suggest a DD? This article will explain the process.PE Daily Deviations - So you want to suggest DDs?3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Things to check before sending a suggestion:
The first thing you need to check is if the artist has been given a Daily Deviation in the past 6 months. Volunteers cannot feature anyone who's had a DD in that period of time with no exceptions, as this has been hard-coded into deviantART's system.
"But how do I check an artist's Daily Deviations?" you may ask. Simply go to their gallery, click browse and scroll down. If they have any DDs, you'll be able to find a link to them at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, you can add "/dds" after their profile url and click enter on your browser's address bar.
PASSWORDSBRUSHESPASSWORDS7 years ago in Personal More Like This
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 colors1 year 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
Brushesesesesssshere are some of the brushes that use from fabulous people who have made them - http://miconart.com/films/ps_brushes/Brushesesesessss2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the curly whirly line rake one that i spam so much is from barontieri
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
Screentone or are you ...?Screentone or are you ...?5 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.
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PE: A Guide to Gallery CSSA Guide to Gallery CSSPE: A Guide to Gallery CSS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Learn the basics of Gallery CSS with this easy-to-follow guide!
In this tutorial, we'll cover:
Adding gallery CSSCoding gallery skinsSome useful resources
Adding Gallery CSS
First of all, some important facts about Gallery Skins:
Only Premium Members are allowed to add CSS to their galleriesSkins can be added to both the Gallery and the FavoritesSkins can only be added to the Gallery folders and Favorites collections (shown in the sidebar) but not the main page itself
Step 1: Click on one of your Gallery or Favorites folders in the sidebar.
Step 2: Click the button called "Folder Options" or "Collection Options."
This button is located at the top right of
2014 June Week 2 - New Kagamine Songs + Rankings~!2014 June Week 2 - New Kagamine Songs + Rankings~!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Heya everyone I'm back! I only have one assignment due this week so yeah-- Anyway IT'S GREAT TO BE BACK TIME TO GET INTO SOME ACTION BECAUSE THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING/S YOU GUYS ARE MISSING OUT ON.
Also this is a very important announcement regarding the downloading of mp3s. Unfortunately nicomimi does not work anymore, and the only way we can download things the easy way is to use flvto to extract the mp3 out of the youtube videos I'm giving you guys.
I'm personally using FreeWare, but it's only for people who have a NND account.
But please if you're getting a NND account for this reason (downloading mp3s) please use NND English if you want to comment on the videos in English. NND English exists for a reason and it won't be respectful to comment on NND Japan because you're commenting in English amongst Japanese commenters. So again, please please PLEASE use NND English if you want to comment in English.
If you have anything that you could sha
Custom Box - Troubleshooting + FAQCustom BoxesCustom Box - Troubleshooting + FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Quite a few people still seem to have issues with getting their custom box backgrounds to work correctly so I thought I'd put this little troubleshooting guide and FAQ together to help. If you follow the instructions closely, you shouldn't have any problems.
If you encounter any issues that aren't explained here, please let me know. I will update this guide with any extra info or solutions as they are requested.
You can read more about customising your profile page here.
<div class="popup2-moremenu"><div class="floaty-boat"><img src="http://website.com/image.png"></div></div><div class="gr-box gr-genericbox">sample text</div>
Copy the code above and paste into a Custom box on your profile page. Replace the green text with your background
things i lermed for how to do art-sketch when u feel a burning flame in your heart.things i lermed for how to do art7 months ago in Personal More Like This
-keep a list of things u want to draw for when the flames are burnin but the brain's not churnin
-don't try to draw if u feel empty and sad, go outside and flail ur legs back and forth instead, write off entire weeks for exercise and doing real life instead of art if you gotta, it's not something u'll forget how do so don't stress
-you can draw anytime even in the morning if you want to
-especially try to do the good lineart on the faces and eyes early in the day before the coffee kicks in
-don't start with the eyes don't start with the eyes DON'T start with the eyes start with the hair to warm up your pencil THEN do the eyes
-pray/dance/meditate before u pencil the eyes
-don't erase it, just transform tool on the computer
-what is traditional media? its where you lower your standards and try to calm down, good luck with patience
-back up BACK UP hold ur paper far away from your face and unfold that pretzel of a spine to check on