Prismacolor 101Community WeekPrismacolor 1011 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
*SEE BOTTOM OF JOURNAL FOR HELPFUL VIDEOS.*
As traditional artists, you probably have heard of prismacolor premier softcore color pencils (such a long name ) Just like any other brand, there are some cons that I will go over. I will also be briefly comparing prismas to faber castell polychromos. I hope this “guide” will help you with deciding whether or not to get prismas
Which set to buy?
I think everyone debates on this topic. Should I buy this set? What if it’s not enough? Maybe I don’t need all the colors? I personally debated with myself (LOL) for 1-2 months. There is the original 12, 24, 48, 72, 132, and 150 set. There are a few sets in between but they are the anniversary ones and stuff like that. I recommend starting not with the 24 pack. It seems like the first go to choice for everybody but in my opinion, you’ll soon regret it. Most of us used the Crayola 24 pack before
PencilsArtist's ToolboxPencils1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Let’s talk about pencils, the handy tool that every artist uses. The pencil can seem pretty basic at first glance, just a mundane everyday object. But the pencil can create magic:
There are a variety of brands of pencils that you can use for art and a variety of kinds. Let’s quickly look at some examples:
Graphite Pencils: This is your humble every day pencil. It is useful for sketches and full scale black and white work. There are many brands ranging from cheap to expensive. Art graphite pencils vary in hardness. The best way to think of hardness is how easily the graphite smudges or applies to the paper. F is the lightest and the hardest lead (the graphite filling of a pencil) and 9B is the softest and darkest lead
Pencil tutorials At Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - September is for pencils. Here's a collection of 20 very nice pencil tutorials and tips.Pencil tutorials 1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Tutorial: How to draw hair by Cataclysm-XTutorial: Shading and Blending by Cataclysm-XTutorial: Drawing Materials by Cataclysm-XTutorial: female lips by Cataclysm-Xstubble tutorial by Svera
How to Draw Nostalgically by RaindropmemoryDraw Clouds by Diana-HuangTree tutorial 1 - a branch by yezoosTutorial: how to draw noses by Cataclysm-X
How to Improve your Art and CommissionsWith every stroke we make with a brush, pencil, or any other medium we use, we are improving. Sometimes, it might feel like you are not improving at all and sometimes your art looks EPIC all of a sudden. I really hope this little guide can help you with your improvement and also give you some good tips in regards to creating commissioned pieces.How to Improve your Art and Commissions1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Observe Your Idols
We all have that one person, or those 50 people on DA who make us feel like our art is mediocre. You have to remember that those artists were once in your position, admiring other incredible artists. Have a couple artists you really really like and try to learn from them. Now I don't mean copy their styles and trace their work, but try some of their techniques or use their art as inspiration. (In my opinion, copying and tracing is how we start drawing but we don't share this with the public. Copy and trace only when you practice!) If you are fairly new to DA, you can browse the popular page, or c
Tutorial: Hooters Regional Pageant Lighting Set UpTutorial: Hooters Regional Pageant Lighting Set Up3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mission: Photograph the pageant pictures for the Regional Hooters Pageant.
Goal: Offer something unique to Hooters and the women in the Pageant. Give them something other than, the normal pageant pictures.
The situation actually turned out great this year. I had a space that allowed me to have privacy and was next to the trailer the women where changing in. The previous year we had issues because it is a outdoor event and a lot of the "fans" tried to mingle with the contestants. So we had the perfect spot. We were also able to use the district managers mustang as a prop so that was really cool. The soft box is boomed up front. Always remember, especially when shooting outside, to bring something to weigh down the boom. Too easy for it to get blown over, even by the slightest gust of wind. The second light (gelled with pu
Art Block |B|L|A|S|T|E|R|_|1|There hasn't been an artist out there who hasn't gone through some form of "Art Block" every now and then in their lives, and it's never any fun when that happens. Well, today we introduce our new series "Art Block Blaster", which is a series of features we're putting together in order to inspire you and to help you get through those rough patches of art blocks!!! When an art block happens, nothing better than try new things and learn new techniques!!!Art Block |B|L|A|S|T|E|R|_|1|9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Drawing & Painting Tutorials:
Artists Toolbox: Digital Tutorials and Fur Brushes by KovoWolf What Ruins A Painting? by Goodnight-Melbourne Drawing Tutorial by Miosita TUTORIAL pack-Paint a realistic face on PHOTHOP. by Lilian-Vorne
Create an Epic Scene of Alien Invasion by MariaSemelevich Dress-Up Tutorial by WakefieldDesigns Warm and Cool Tutorial by WakefieldDesigns Create a Photo Manipulation of Alice in Wonderland by MariaSemelevich Water Samus Tutorial by TylerReitan Photomanipulation Tutorial on blending by tamaraR Photomanipulation walkthrough by tamaraR
10 Tips to Improve your Digital ArtA while ago I posted some tips on how to improve your art. While that article was rather general, this one is an addition to it, focusing on digital drawing and painting – so make sure to read both.10 Tips to Improve your Digital Art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
It's made for beginners, so it's just really basic stuff. I hope it's helpful!
1. Get a tablet
Of course there are artists who create beautiful pictures with a mouse, but trust me, drawing with a graphics tablet is more natural and a lot easier once you're used to it.
Tablets have one big advantage over mouses: Pen pressure. Depending on how hard you press the line gets thicker and darker or thinner and lighter, similar to a real pen on real paper. I'd recommend getting a small, cheap Wacom tablet to start out.
Also make sure your tablet always has the newest drivers installed! You can download them on the Wacom website.
More information about tablets
RESULTS OC Design Nightmare Before ChristmasThank you too all those who entered ACG's Create an ORIGINAL CHARACTER which could have been in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas!! We loved all your entries and it was very hard too choose however after careful debate we have decided the winners of this contest. Please note that winners were based on character concept and not quality of artwork.RESULTS OC Design Nightmare Before Christmas3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st Place Winner is :iconpebblepixie: with:
2nd Place Winner is :iconHahli1994: with:
Our 3 Runners Up are :iconWladART: :iconMaruceru: and :iconHollyRoseBriar: with:
Congratulations WladART Maruceru and HollyRoseBriar
Prize List As Follows;
1st Place Winner Will Get:
- 3 month premium membership (or points). ~ missimoinsane
- 30 dA ~ (donations made to ACG for this contest) ACG-PointsDonations
- Permanent feat
A Guide to TutorialsStock & ResourcesA Guide to Tutorials1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
So, you want to make an awesome tutorial for your friends, and anybody else who might be interested in your style/techniques/skills/programming/designing ...
There are some essentials you are going to want to keep in mind when you make your tutorial.
Its not just a bunch of text and some pictures (OK it is, but theres more you could do! )
Its not just a few quick tips or pointers for a friend who asked you for some more details (OK it is, but its more than that! )
Its not just some work in progress screenshots/photos of your next big project (OK it is, but its SO MUCH more than that!!)
Don't forget, great design IS ART!
DeviantART is predominantly an English language website. However, DeviantART is a global community, so not everyone can read English fluently. Make sure your use of language i
Commissioning in deviantARTCommunity WeekCommissioning in deviantART1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In deviantART, a person joins the website in hopes of becoming known and appreciated for your talents as an artist. After some time, you'll also learn you can earn something by selling your art. By selling you art, I mean selling your labor into creating a piece for a person to observe. The other selling is making a profit off of prints.
Now... why would one want to go about selling your art (as in labor)? To earn some money, a significant whatnot that allows you to buy other people's art. If you're going the PayPal route, this could mean some cold, hard cash!
How to Commission
Hate to say, selling your art require three key pieces: audience, skill and price. The difference between a successful seller and one that sells because they are desperate lies in those three points.
Of course, this is my take. Note that I'm not teaching you how to sell commissions. I'm showing you what things to consider when sell
JOINT CONTEST // WINNERS ANNOUNCED!WINNERS ANNOUNCED HERE! (:JOINT CONTEST // WINNERS ANNOUNCED!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hey guys! Even though summer is almost over, here's a summer contest for you all xDD /shot
Overview: There are two categories, one for me, raiinysummer (category A), and for furowaa (category B). There will be different OCs for each category, and you can choose which OCs to draw, essentially which category to enter.
DEADLINE: Contest has ended
♤ No limit to entries/characters/categories you enter. However, you may only win once, with one of the submissions.
♤ In the description of the contest entry, you must mention that it is for this contest and include a link to this journal.
♤ Upload your entry/entries on deviantart, and comment on the journal with the link(s)!
♤ Entries must be completely original: no stolen/traced art or bases.
♤ Visual art only, but you can use any style and media.
♤ Keep entries PG-13 or under.
Artists Tools - It's a wrap! Artists Tools!Artists Tools - It's a wrap! 1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Huge thanks to all those involved in the latest Artist's Tools week - we've had some fabulous articles which have covered a huge range of topics. If you missed anything then please do check out the articles below and show the love!
Color Theory for Fractal Artists by tatasz Mark Making Using Twigs by RhynWilliams
Artist's Toolbox: Layers and Blending ModesHello!Artist's Toolbox: Layers and Blending Modes2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this article I will be explaining layers and blending modes.
We will focus on Photoshop/ GIMP / other Photo editing suites and SAI's unique layer styles.
Intro to Layers
Layers are basically pieces of digital 'paper' that can be stacked on top of each other. They're also handy because you can erase parts of the layer, or even control the opacity so that previous layers can show through. Or not.
Layers are really useful because you can organize your digital art, add effects without destroying the original, define values and paint on top, colorize things, and mask things. Using layers allow you to work pretty much risk free, provided that you keep making new ones.
However, things can get super messy if you have 3000 layers and you have no idea what each of them do.
Oh darn it, where the heck is my character's eye? I lost it.
Basic Layer Components
There are different clicky buttons that help you set up your la
PE: Textured brushesThis article is an introduction to textured brushes in digital art painting. I'll cover making your own brushes as well as the use of textured brushes. You'll also find some great art and brush sets at the end of this article. This is my first time writing for projecteducate, so I hope you'll find this helpful!PE: Textured brushes3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textured brush vs. texture
First of all, what is a textured brush? And why should you bother with it when you can just slap a nice texture over your painting to make it look more interesting?
Alright, let's start at the beginning. "Textured brush" is a brush created out of a texture, so basically a texture in brush-form. Whether it's made with help of a pre-existing image (see texture above) or some wild scribbling on your tablet (like the example brush above) doesn't matter. Texture + select + define brush = texture
Easy bokeh tutorial!After writing a surprisingly successful journal entry a few days ago, I've decided I'll be trying to update this as much as possible - thanks for all the support everyone! You're amazing!Easy bokeh tutorial!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There are so many more topics in photography I think people would find very useful. Years ago, when I first started dabbling in photography, I was always so fascinated by the 'bokeh' effect in backgrounds, and often attempted to get the same effect but to no avail. What was I doing wrong? I had a good Canon slr and a kit lens of 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 - shouldn't that be enough? WRONG! I started again from scratch, researched every possible tutorial existed on the web... I realized I was doing all the wrong things!
How to create beautiful Bokeh
1. Large aperture works best, so use a low f-stop number like f1.4, f1.8 or f2.8.
2. The best lens I ever bought was the Canon 50mm f/1.8, creating soft beautiful bokeh light in the background. I remember I only paid around $100 for it, so it reall
5 Ways To Get People To Look At Your ArtIt's surprising how many people out there produce good art, but don't get the recognition they deserve. I have some really good friends who are amazing at what they do, and yet only get a small amount of traffic on their artworks/dA pages.5 Ways To Get People To Look At Your Art5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here's what I think you need to do to more recongition, no matter how good at art you art.
ONE - N E T W O R K
The more you put yourself out there, the more available you become to people, the more people will come to you.
Be nice, don't demand they visit your page.
Favourite Other Artworks
The more you favourite, the more people will become aware of you, some will visit your page - your art - and say thankyou. It's a nice, easy way of gaining recognition, especially if you have something good to show people when they do say thankyou.
Comment on Other Artists pages
Appreciate their art, and they will do so in return. Give t
Paul Tobin's Scavenger Hunt Part 3Paul Tobin's Scavenger Hunt Part 31 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Paul Tobin’s Scavenger Hunt PART 3
The Seer Redux by PaulTobin
Design Industry Tips: Inspirational Tutorials
Masterful Resources on DeviantArt
PaulTobin is a conceptual designer, illustrator and graphic designer who has worked at Weta Workshop of New Zealand since 2003.
He has worked on films such as Andrew Adamson’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, Peter Jackson’s King Kong and James Cameron’s Avat
Yin's Tradelocke RulesetThis is a nuzlocke rule system I came up with awhile back, but never bothered to write down. It's basically a variation of the popular dual-locke with more emphasis on collaborative play.Yin's Tradelocke Ruleset2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay! First step, find a friend who loves Pokemon and nuzlockes as much as you do.
Got one? Good! Moving on~
You and your friend will need:
A Nintendo handheld system
Compatible Pokemon games (e.g. Platinum & SoulSilver, Black 2 & White, etc.)
A method of trading (link cable, IR, wi-fi, etc.)
Standard nuzlocke rules apply:
Catch only the first pokemon on each route, cave, ocean, etc.
If a pokemon faints, it's dead.
As far as additional rules go, it doesn't matter what you use as long as you and your partner use the same ones.
Now, onto the tradelocke rules:
After every 2 badges, the trainers must pick 3 pokemon to battle each other.
Winner gets to pick one of the opponent's 3 p
Resources/Advice-Heads and FacesHere is a second resource journal brought on because all the portraits I've been doing this week! The first journal was Stuff to Listen to While Drawing. This is basically a huge list of tutorials and references. At the end I talk about two 3D models of heads that have been super useful to me recently!Resources/Advice-Heads and Faces2 years ago in Personal More Like This
General: Face Tutorial by alexds1 Face Tutorial by phobs Reference Head and Face by what-i-do-is-secret Men that look like men by what-i-do-is-secret
Interesting watercolour journalsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of useful and interesting articles on the subject.Interesting watercolour journals1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor papers review by KmyeChanThe magic of Polish watercolors by Feidhelm
Watercolor Paper Sizing - Why it Matters by windfalconCommunity AquaTip - Internet Watercolor Resources by watercoloristsSharing some advice on Watercolors and Ink. by Nicole-Marie-Walker
How To Improve Your ArtI was going to call this 'how to become a better artist', but then I realized, there is no such thing as a 'better artist'. If you are an artist, you are the best artist you can be - your art can always ALWAYS improve, but you are already and always will be the best artist you can be. Remembering those two facts is the most important thing you can do.How To Improve Your Art5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But other than that, find someone to be excited about art with! They don't have to be an artist themselves, they just have to be able to get excited about art. Having someone who'll always be around to listen to your ideas, even if they don't contribute anything, is HUGELY helpful to keep you motivated. I've found that having someone for me to bounce ideas off of, or even just someone to explain my stories to, is my favourite thing in the world and almost always leads to me discovering new things about my stories and characters.
And now for the list of links you all were waiting for!
Perspective drawing tutorial step by stepHere are some perspective bascis useful for scenery and landscape drawings.Perspective drawing tutorial step by step8 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Pimpin' out your dA Profile (sorta tutorial)This is a short and simple "sorta-tutorial", because my friend :iconjsunny: asked me how to code stuff and I thought it might be useful to other people too :'DPimpin' out your dA Profile (sorta tutorial)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*** Note: you need a premium membership for this stuff to work! ***
These are widgets on your profile that you can put anything you want in. When you click on [Edit Page] you can choose the "Custom" option. If you have general widgets like "ID", "Fave Deviation", "Journal" etc. they do limit where you can put custom boxes, so I just got rid of them all and use primarily Custom widgets for my profile OvO)/
1. Custom background picture!!!
This is where you get to show off your personality a bit- it can be really fun trying out different background colours and pictures. There are many cute ones available on deviantArt, just search "custom box background" and you'll find them. I prefer to use more specific ones though- so you can also use photos and drawings and stuff (mine is
Coloring WalkthroughJust wanted to highlight some different coloring techniques I found throughout DA. Most of these tutorials are for Photoshop. A few highlight other programs.Coloring Walkthrough3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have collected these great tutorials over the years from DA and want to make it easier for everybody to find just the right kind of coloring tutorial without having to search through all of DA. This is mostly focused on anime/manga and cartoon coloring styles. All tutorials are copyright their respective owners.
PS important / how to optimize PS for digital painting:
Styles of coloring:
Colouring tutorial by Red-Priest-Usada CG - meago's way by meago TUTORIAL: Digital Paint in PS by Etoli Coloring_the_TOTMO_WAY3 by totmoartsstudio2 Colouring Tutorial ._. by DewNoir Tutorial for soft cell shading by getty +:Color Tutorial:+ by MrEdison Just a big Photoshop Tutorial by B1nd1 A Digital Coloring Tutorial: 1 by joulee Tutorial - CG Ver.2 by shilin Stylized Portrait Painting by thundercake Cancer step by step by meago Process of Doom by shilin Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips by DyMaraway Walkthroug: Gate to Heaven by Dea-89 :thumb165