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.
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 :
:iconslixxrick: :iconsharpphotostudio: :iconludwl
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
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
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
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
~ Feature from
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!
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!! :D1 year 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?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
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.
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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,
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
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
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.
Feature #1 - Artworks I suggested for DDHi everyone !Feature #1 - Artworks I suggested for DD2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As you may know, I did a poll some days ago to know which art features would interest you the most. You wanted to see the artworks I suggested for DD, so here it goes !
I will probably do "GoT fanarts", "Whales" and "Low-poly works" too later, because some of you wanted to see it .
I also wanted to say some things before I show you the art :
- The fact that I suggested them doesn't mean that some of them will be accepted, maybe none of them will.
I just think that those are great artworks anyway.
- It is possible that these artists have received a DD for another artwork in the last few days. If so, remember that those are suggestions I made recently, and that at the time I did them, the artists didn't receive a DD in the last 6 months !
- I always try to make sure that these deviations are not in groups like "GetDailyDeviations" or so, which are groups that already suggest the works they accept in their gallery. It is still possib
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.
Small but useful gallery of plus size female model in form fitting clothing.
Male stock with underwear on.
has a fol
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
CustomBox+Journal Tips n Tricks-Updated 25-Sep-14More updates comings soon!!CustomBox+Journal Tips n Tricks-Updated 25-Sep-143 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You may put all your queries here in this blog comments.
Tips & tricks
1. How to align your elements in custombox or journal?
Use the following code:
You can change the alignment to left, right, center & justify by simply replacing the words as shown below
2. How do you change the font-size in a custombox?
Use the following code:
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3. How to change your font in a Custombox/Journal?
Use the following tag to change your font in your custombox.
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Safe fonts to use
Georgia ----- The quick brown fox
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