The making of "Superwoman"The making of "Superwoman"2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's time to talk about how you can make the light and color work for you at your own home studio. And I'm gonna show you how I made this little set with mix of heroic and erotic approach. But first, some EXIF data: here I used my Nikon D7000 with Sigma 50mm f/1.4 (stopped down to f/2), shutter speed of 1/100 and ISO 125. Why?
First of all, 50mm focal length lens on a cropped-sensor body is a wise choice if you're not in a sports stadium but in a regular sized room. When framing from overhead to knees or wider it keeps the distortion of your model 's appearance pretty low, at the same time letting you stay close enough to feel like you actually taking part in something. The shutter speed of 1/100 at f/2 allows you to expose both strobes and constant light and maintaining the depth of field shallow enough to blur the backdrop a bit. And the ISO 125, well, it's just an increment from ISO 100 that I had to make in order to have a sli
PE: Photoshop Brush PrimerPhotoshop: BrushesPE: Photoshop Brush Primer2 years 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. )
| Click for quicker editing options|
TutorialsThis is just for everyone who asked about tutorials or for some advice.Tutorials3 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
Using techniques... digital & trad. mediumTechniques...Using techniques... digital & trad. medium3 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
Publish a Journal to Multiple Places!New! Post to multiple places!Publish a Journal to Multiple Places!3 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
Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.Copied directly from the polycount thread:Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FYI My longest post on PC ever. Sorry in advance - OP I hope there's something useful in this for you. I'm back in your thread and giving you my morning before breakfast, is my way of saying ' I care '.
Usually between 1 - 5 NEW students, per day come to me for random pieces of advice. Some from here @ PC , some from Deviant Art - Mostly from Deviant art.
It's always the same questions maybe worded slightly differently and I do my best to answer every single time, every single message. Sometimes I get behind and have to catch up at the end of the week but I do my best.
As well as those, I did 2 10+ question interviews last week, on my time, for students who were still in school. For school essays, papers, projects etc that contain the same questions they always do.
I'm exposed to 'all this' *makes a big circle shape with hands* on a fairly constant basis. Everything that encompasses 'young artists trying to find their way in this scary fucking
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!3 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
"Distant Musings" painting timelapseA video timelapse of 2 goldfish from my latest painting. Enjoy!"Distant Musings" painting timelapse3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Year End/New Year Giveaway!*NOTE: This event has ended. Everyone who sent in their entry by December 21, provided that the entries were complete with all the information required, will receive a personalized copy of the calendar in the mail.Year End/New Year Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wow, I can't believe I've been a part of deviantART for 7 years! You have all been very kind and wonderful to me, and I feel that it's time for me to give something back. So here's a small giveaway event! I had designed a tiny calendar and it's my sincere wish to mail one out to everyone, but I only have enough material to print 100 copies before the new year comes.
Oh, and here is the aforementioned calendar that may or may not be worth your trouble.
Again, I'm really sorry that my budget only allows for mailing to US addresses right now. I'll try to include everyone else the next time!
*Please send your answers to email@example.com
Timing fucking matters.Time does a lot of things, it makes you older, it gets you to places, it never stops going forward. However you control when and how you use it!Timing fucking matters.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone makes choices on a daily bases, most of them are actually done with your auto-pilot function out of habit.
Most people usually sit in the same spot on the couch, chooses what to wear based on previously made combinations and so on, unless they consciously become aware of their action and might decide it's time for a change. It can be a small thing that makes people aware of their options
You can count that pretty much every person out there works like this and YOU often depend on THEIR choices.
My point of this journal is saying: Use this in your advantage!
Time can be compared to a diet. Eating to much bad stuff will make you unhealthy and feel bad, while eating healthy things will keep you going and feel good. So time can either make you feel stuck in one place, maybe even going backwards (ageing already does that for you) or
Drawing ResourcesHey people,Drawing Resources4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I started this journal because I had been dissatisfied with my art skills so since May 28, 2011, I've been on the hunt for material to help me out. PLEASE NOTE: This journal gets UPDATED! So check back every few months or so for anything new! And if you find something useful, please suggest it! If you have your own collection of resource links, please share them! And if you're browsing this list and encounter a site link that no longer works, let me know.
ANNOUNCEMENT! My journal is becoming too big. So soon in the future, I will be making a PART 2 to this journal. Some of these sections will be moved there, and the ones left behind will be expanded upon!!! Please continue to leave suggestions. Let me know what has helped you out. I would love to know.
UPDATE! December 29, 2014: Instead of making a PART 2, I will be moving all current information found here and will be making all future updates on my website,
Argl buggeryf*ckitYep. Much as I would *prefer* to be working on silly, shippy fancomic, I'm coming down with a serious case of Too Much Damn Work.Argl buggeryf*ckit3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll try and get the next page posted this weekend. A thousand apologies! but I just ain't gonna be able to make it earlier.
Only two things are infinite: the Universe, and human stupidity - and I'm not so sure about the Universe." Albert Einstein
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 3Photoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics 31 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm back with writing my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while Now I also edited journal skin, so it'll be more appropriate for "Photoshop tips" Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Making selections, Customizing brush, Bevel & Emboss, Stroke. In this tutorial I used my painting Came From Hell, just to show you few things.
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be differ
Selkie: The Story. (no spoilers)Well I keep finding myself explaining various plot points or origins every time I post a new selkie picture and corresponding vague blurb, so I thought it would be a good idea to have a central place where you can read up on the story, if you like. The idea is that I'll update the story here when I upload a new illustration, and fill in major plot points which aren't getting covered in the picture, so check back if you're interested.Selkie: The Story. (no spoilers)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
BEFORE I START, I will answer once and for all this question: "Is this from Ondine/Secret of Roan Inish?" Not really, this story is as similar to either of those as they are to each other: they are all from the same mythology, but this series is about characters who do not exist in another selkie retelling. Here is some reading on basic selkie mythology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selkie
1) Corresponding picture is "Selkie's Bath"
A lonely fisherman in a vaguely Irish setting stumb
Morningstar issue one - full sizeIssue #1 of my new comic book Morningstar is finally available!Morningstar issue one - full size3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Order online or pick up a copy in person THIS WEEKEND at Wondercon in Anaheim. Artist Alley - table 146
Before he was the Devil, He was Lucifer Morningstar. Brightest of all the Archangels, Marshall of Heaven. This is the story of his Fall.
At the dawn of creation, existence was a raw, untamed frontier. Seven gunfighting Archangels defended the town folk of Heaven from Daemons, primordial beasts dwelling in the void beyond. They strove to carve out a civilization from the chaos of the naked universe, but the greatest danger they faced was not from the wilderness. It was from within.
24 pages, black & white, 6.625in x 10.25in
Blood of Angels stepsHi friends,Blood of Angels steps3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just posted some work in progress images for my recent Pathfinder cover. If you are interested in my process feel free to wisit it here: http://michalivan.blogspot.com/2012/04/blood-of-angels-from-sketch-to-complete.html
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.
Thank you :3Thank you everyone for your lovely tips on plush making, I couldn't of improved as fast as I did without your help <3Thank you :32 years ago in Personal More Like This
Inspiration and tips :icongoiku::iconJarahamee::iconSariti::iconmakeshiftwings30:
:iconbabylondonstar: Pony Tutorial http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/
Awesome video tutorials;
shaving faux fur http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KIfcIqC2sE&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLNQ1NkhO0CZKBgBc0qaWRgg
Info about sewing with fur fabrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxRMtyGRtNo&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLNQ1NkhO0CZKBgBc0qaWRgg
Funk Friends Factory
allot of different plush tutorial videos http://www.youtube.com/user/FunkyFriendsFactory
written tutorials on their website http://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/2010/10/21/put-your-best-foot-forward-how-to-sew-perfect-plushie-feet/
Response time is a factor"Comics seem stuck in a mire.Response time is a factor3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've mentioned before the problem with the cycle of supply and demand - that comics play the same beats because that is what sells, but it is what sells because it is what is offered at most stores - and think that comics will continue to spiral down until this changes.
Firstly, and I want to make this clear, I do not think the blame rests on any one group here..."
The remainder of this article can be read at my blog here - http://www.jamiegambell.com/2012/01/respons-time-is-factor.html
Drew's EMMA FROST interviewBack in 2002 or so, I drew most of what was going to be an X-MEN: ICONS series featuring Emma Frost, The White Queen. As I was approaching the middle of the third issue, I was asked to stop work on the book when Marvel decided to set the mini-series aside in favor of an on-going EMMA FROST series. The ICONS series, written by Sean McKeever and inked by Rick Ketcham was never published, and recently, after several years, the artwork was returned to me.Drew's EMMA FROST interview3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our ICONS mini was a cool project. Sean had written a compelling and elegant story, and Rick's inks over my pencils were just gorgeous. I wish the book had been published, but sometimes these things happen. Ultimately, I have absolutely no complaints. I was paid for my work, and I learned a lot artistically while at work on the book.
I just finished an interview with Aimee LaPlant at www.emmafrostfiles.com about the unpublished ICONS book.
Anatomy booksI'm frequently asked how I learned to draw and the answer is very simple - a large part of my knowledge is self taught from books. That's why I thought it would be a good idea to share some titles I owned or came across and used them through the years. Hopefully someone will find this list useful :3Anatomy books2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Books that are awesome:
"Anatomy for the Artist" by Sarah Simblet
"The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy" by Bammes Gottfried
Books that are good:
" Drawing the Head and Hands" by Andrew Loomis
"Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" also by Andrew Loomis
Books that are ok but from the time perspective I do not recommend them:
"How to Draw Heads and Portraits" by Jose M. Parramon
"Human Figure" by Jose M. Parramon
Books that are pure unrefined shit and should be burned on sight:
Anything from Christopher Hart
Lightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Winners!Lightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Winners!11 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
In the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII Contest, we asked you to create a complete customization of Lightning in a first-of-its-kind challenge. The three winners were selected by none other than Final Fantasy legend, Tetsuya Nomura. Not only did the winners get their art displayed in a billboard on the deviantART homepage, but they will also receive $1,000 USD, a LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII customized Xbo