Advice and TutorialsSo this First Advice and Tutorial Journal will be on General Anatomy and Such. The second will be up to you so please comment below in what you think the next Advice and Tutorial Journal should be on.Advice and Tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What I personally find the hardest to draw is feet and hands. I found that with a lot of practice and a lot of frustrating mistakes my feet and hands actually look at the very least almost the way i want them to be.
Now my favorite Style of drawing is Anime or sometimes semi-realism, and i find that by doing studies of the more traditional style realism actually helps improve my anime pictures greatly. For instance i would practice drawing my hands and feet in different positions holding different things and from different angles. I also find it extremely helpful while i'm drawing and i'm having a particularly hard time drawing a hand or a foot in a certain position i will stop for a
Blending with markers 101 tutorialHi everyone,Blending with markers 101 tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was requested a tutorial about the basics of blending with alcohol-based markers (Copics, Promarkers, Trias etc).
Here you go!
How to: Modifying the HeaderFor this tutorial series I am explaining different elements you can create or modify with the help of CSS. The level of experience that is needed to be able to understand the tutorials can differ and will be in no order.How to: Modifying the Header2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Everything explained is based on the gruze-structure of journals. If you are still using the old structure or have a journal installed that used it, things won’t work the same way like explained below.
For simple skins the old structure is fine, but the more features you add, the more I would recommend using the gruze-structure. You can look up the differences here: http://ginkgografix.deviantart.com/art/Old-vs-Gruze-Journals-112772369
This time I will explain you, how to modify the header section of a journal. I will try to cover everything important, but if there are still things you want to know more about, just let me know and I will try to add it here.
Nothing what I will explain here will affect the actual content area and it will always refer to the defaul
My Tutorial CollectionI want to create this growing tutorial collection for everyone, who is interested in the marker tutorials I write. I already have two larger tutorials in my gallery, but I currently am writing smaller ones for the Letraset blog, thus my reason to write this entry. I'll try to keep it regularly updated.My Tutorial Collection2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These tutorials are for beginners as well as people, who already work with markers, but are looking for some tips. The themes vary, but what you'll find are tutorials about basic colouring and walkthroughs with some colour theory. At the moment I do an update every two weeks on a Wednesday.
I guess that's enough of the introduction, so here's the list... ^__^
• Analogous Colour Scheme part1 part2 part3
Hello! Thank you for taking an interest in my free resources. I'm happy to provide all of my graphics for free and only ask that in return you use them in accordance with the rules below. If you're unsure about anything then please just ask. Thanks, guys!
Free for personal use
All of my graphics are free for personal use. This means that you may use them to decorate your dA pages, social sites and personal websites. You may not, however, use them in commercial projects or on commercial websites.
Do not edit
My graphics must be used in their original, unaltered form. You may not edit my graphics in any way, either by altering colours or changing the purpose of the original graphic. Please see below for specific examples of what is not allowed if you are unsure what this means.
Do not recolour
Do not alter
Tutorials!Tutorials!7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years I have produced a range of tutorials on artistic use of the computer. Most of them concerns rather general concepts and can hopefully give something regardless of which program you are using or even be of some interest for traditional, non-digital artists. Some examples of my art can be found in the gallery.
That said, to get the most out of these you should know that I mainly use the open-source image manipulation program GIMP. I also work a lot with the painter program MyPaint. These are both very powerful programs capable of great artistic expression. Being open-source programs, they are both legally free to download and use without any cost. They exist for many platforms, including Linux, Mac and Windows, so they are worth trying out if you haven't already.
The tutorials listed below tend are (ver
Cosplay Tutorials CollectionCosplay tutorials are among the most fascinating I've found in DA, full of inspiration and secrets that make you want to try them, even if you've never cosplayed before. I took a good look around and tried to put together the best collection that I could, so please feel free to browse all of these and try them! Let these artist know how awesome and generous they are for their hard workCosplay Tutorials Collection2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This article was written for ArtHistoryProject, please don't forget to visit the project and also join the nail art contest we put together.
Knight of Time Cape: Tutorial by HABanime Ruffle Skirt Tutorial by eirenealetheia Sailor Fuku Cosplay Tutorial by SparklePipsi
Feathered Wings Tutorial by Kudrel-Cosplay Steampunk Goggles: A Tutorial by FenrisDesigns Fantasy Film Wing Tutorial by Flying-Fox Tutorial: Cosplay Jewel-Making by cafe-lalonde Foam Board Weapon Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Vinyl and Craft Foam Armor Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Link Cosplay hat tutorial by Eressea-sama Cid Highwind Spear Tutorial 1 by gerodere Craft foam tutorial by PxScosplay
Will You Draw My Comic? Art Requests : A GuideHey guys, I really super didn't want to have to write a journal entry like this, but Jump USA or something must have a contest going because in the last two weeks I've had six requests to do a comic together with people I don't know. This year alone I've had twenty requests to do comics, and only about two of those requests have been legitimate commissions. The rest have been people asking if I would draw their comic for them, and I never hear back from them once I give them my commission rates. Considering I am pretty cheap, my guess is people are expecting me to do a full two months of work for next to nothing.Will You Draw My Comic? Art Requests : A Guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
No ill will toward these folks, but I am a professional and I have to admit that I'm getting a little tired of getting asked to do freebies. My guess is people who have never worked with a professional artist before don't know how to go about contacting artists and don't realize what artists charge or expect when people go out of their way to contact them. So if you stum
Artist's Toolbox: Watercolor equipment IIArtist's Toolbox: Watercolor equipment II1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools
In the first week of Artist's Toolbox, we discussed basic Watercolor Equipment such as paper, brushes and paints. Second week's article presents additional tools, equipment that some artists use to enhance their watercolor creations or just for the fun of it, however none of them is crucial to create a watercolor painting.
I divided these tools into two categories - those used to Create Highlights and those used to Create Textures. Bottom part of this article belongs to our watercolorists and their Personal Experience regarding additional tools.
Paint Tool Sai on Mac with tablet pressureHow to: Get Paint Tool Sai running on a Mac with tablet pen pressure supportPaint Tool Sai on Mac with tablet pressure3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Surprisingly a lot of people don't know that you can do this.
In every stream someone asks, "What program is that?"
Artist replies, "Paint Tool Sai"
Then someone else says, "I want Sai but I can't use it because I have a Mac,"
Not true! You actually can. It's not that difficult, either.
Using virtualization software, you can get Sai running on a Mac inside a window as if it were a native Mac program.
I use it to ink almost all of my pictures, in fact.
Fair warning: This does cost a bit of money. You're looking at at about $150 at minimum to buy both Sai and Windows licenses, and add another $50-80 if you choose to get priced virtualization software.
At that point you might want to consider instead getting Photoshop Elements 11 for Mac ($100), but if you want to run Windows software and games on your Mac as well as Sai, this would be the best option.
This video demonstr
how to convert .mesh to .objyou may notice that lots of the models here are in .mesh format(for XNALara)how to convert .mesh to .obj2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so to convert them with this tool
File -> Batch Converter
Add the mesh file you want and select export format : Wavefront OBJ -> Convert Files
and now you can use it for anything you want
also if the .mesh file doesn't work try the .mesh.asci
Artist's toolbox: Watercolor EquipmentArtist's toolbox: Watercolor Equipment2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Watercolor Equipment
Watercolor is a painting technique in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble binder. Usually, the result is transparent and appear luminous because the pigments are laid down in a relatively pure form with a few fillers obscuring the pigment color. This medium was never taken as seriously as "high art" techniques such as oil painting and was rather seen as pale and miniaturist, but it's gradually reclaiming it's place as a vehicle for the most beautiful and unexpected artistic expression. Watercolor can be vibrant and large, very vital, spontaneous and leaning a little on luck. All these aspects make watercolor painting a medium with great potential for new discoveries.
✿ This article will introduce the most ba
Batman of ShanghaiYo! It's been waaaaaay too long since I've last updated my journal.Batman of Shanghai2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Figured sharing some Batman action might help break the ice a little.
In case you haven't paid any attention to the shorts that played this
summer over Cartoon Network's DC Nation then you might have missed the
standout work that came from Wolf Smoke Studio.
They're the studio behind Kung Fu Cooking Girls, a short that pretty much brought a new style to the animation table:
This, I believe, is the lead key animator's profile on Pixiv. Just click the image to go there and browse his gallery. It's quality:
Always a beautiful thing to see a new studio doing so well against all odds. They're almost doing the impossible over there in China. Hopefully we'll see them producing more memorable animation. I wish them many years of success and growth.
As far as myself, I've got some animation of my own coming down the pipe. More on that in the future...I'm
Journal updated, with my scanning technique=======Journal updated, with my scanning technique2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've got so many questions about how I scan my traditional artworks, I also wanted to try out my deviantart Sta.sh storage, so I've uploaded some scanned files and put them on this journal.
Here's my method.
: I use HP G4050 scanner
: My current working OS is Windows 7, but I always use Windows XP to scan my artworks
: I always put 2 bluish-tint transparent films under my pictures when scanning. [You can buy transparent film at stationery stores.]
: Then adjust colors with photoshop, I always set contrast to [+12] or [+14] and I always use legacy contrast.
: I also adjust sharpness sometimes.
[filter>sharpen>unsharp mask> and adjust radius to : +1 pixels.
: Remove all eraser dust using clone stamp tool and it's done.
Someone might wonder why don't I use windows 7 for scanning, why do I have to put 2 transparent films underneath, and why they have to be bluish tint, I have uploaded some sample images for you to compare.
Web Comics you should check outHey guys,Web Comics you should check out2 years ago in Personal More Like This
While I've been chiseling away my deadlines and thesis, and in the midst of preparing to re-launch Benny and Fritz, I've been seeking comfort in some web comics. I don't know many web comics, I'm kind of a n00b (i believe is the term..) but in any case, here are a few I've come across that might strike your fancy. They all come from very talented artists and are just really killer:
Monsieur Charlatan: by :iconDrSlug:
A once-great detective, Isidore Charlatan, has been living his life in a drunken stupor ever since his wife left him for another man. Now that his wife has returned, he finds himself in a rather complex conspiracy involving her, himself, and a few other malicious characters. I greatly enjoy the duo of Charlatan and O'Neil (his dear friend)- anyhow it's a very brilliant comic and every panel is bursting with light composition. Check it out! http://monsieur-charlatan.com/archive/page-1/
Red Coat West: by :iconNatAsplund:
How to : Find Art ThievesPlease this journal, so that a lot of people can read it.How to : Find Art Thieves2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I noticed that a lot of people don't know how to search for their photos on the internet, so here is a short tutorial. Unfortunately there isn't much you can do about art thieves, but i still think it is important to look out for them.
1. visit Google.com
2. Go to the page of the photo you want to search and click "show image"
3. Copy the Link and paste it into google.
4. This page should open, click "search by image".
5. Now you can browse trough the results.
6. The less results the happier you should be.
EDIT : You can also use websites like : tineye.com and iqdb.com
This was pointed out to me by some people, personally i have no experience with them, but i am sure that they work too.
The Great Alberta Wildlife Hunt - ONE WEEK LEFTClosing date:The Great Alberta Wildlife Hunt - ONE WEEK LEFT4 months ago in Personal More Like This
1st January 2015EXTENDED to Feb 1st 2015
It’s autumn here in Alberta, Canada. The leaves are turning golden, the bears are busy foraging in preparation for their winter sleep, and the rutting moose are obstructing traffic everywhere. Bow Valley Ranch invites you to join us on a hunt for wildlife. But you must trade your gun in for a camera, because this is a photography hunt.
This is a trail riding event running over four days. Each day our experienced guides Lackey, Smirnov and Brye the dog will lead the group of participants on horseback out from the ranch. They will guide you on the horse trails, along the way giving you information about the wildlife and tips for finding them, until you reach the base camp (each day a differe
Artist Appreciation Vol. 34Just giving these guys the love and attention I feel they deserve. If you know someone who stands in need of a little love, please don't hesitate to tell me! Vol. 34 is now up!Artist Appreciation Vol. 343 years ago in Personal More Like This
LAST MONTH'S ARTICLE http://unicorn-skydancer08.deviantart.com/journal/Artist-Appreciation-Vol-33-283879007
The seventh day of the month has come once again, and you know what that means! No, not free ice cream; it's time to give three beautiful, wonderful, completely unique artists a nice little slice of fame, with plenty of love and admiration on the side. Let's see who we've got this time:
One of my best buddies, and today is her birthday! Be sure to send her a birthday wish when you get the chance. She's a really great friend; I haven't known her for too terribly long, but it's amazing how close we've grown in so short a time. I can always count on her, and I hope she realizes
FOOLED: An Original Web SerialHello everyone!FOOLED: An Original Web Serial2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Today I am pleased to share with you the first, extra-long installment of my original web serial, FOOLED!
If you decide to check it out, please leave a review, I can’t wait to hear what you think. Happy reading!
Getting movie Colors for TLK styled characters?WELL!!!Getting movie Colors for TLK styled characters?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have 2 notes and a comment or two asking how I get movie colors. So, instead of repeating myself, I figured I'd just make a journal about it. To share with everyone all at once! This can be a long one.... so bare with me.
THIS IS ALL THE RESULT OF MY PERSONAL PRACTICE AND OBSERVATIONS OF THE LION KING STYLE AND FILM. These methods and observations may vary from your own observations, just do some trial and error. and good luck to it!
This could also possibly work for any other animal character you want to create. Color tone wise. not just for TLK
Some of the tips here can be obtained by certain digital art programs. I am personally familiar with Paint Tool Sai and Photoshop Elements 4. Anything else? You might have to look up a tutorial online. Remember, Google and or YouTube can be an artist's best friend these days! So many references, tutorials, and tips!
Guys, let me try to explain this, it is not that difficult to try and get your movie colors on your o
ARTISTS !! -Digital and Traditional-This is 6 persons that I want to put them in this journal as my favorite artists and I will choose some works that I like the MOST. I have alot of favorite artists but i want to show some of them Enjoy !!!ARTISTS !! -Digital and Traditional-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- WOW!!! She was art student but now she is professional of art !! Natalie has alot of cute stuff in her "gallery" Go to see it you will like it as I like ! But she also has own comic story it is RcW. She is a talent woman i LOVE her. Why I love her ? Because she is a good person !!!
Tintin and oc-Disney univers by SAcommeSASSY :thumb316042050:
- This is a young artist she learns to drawing picture with herself !!! She is an Asia girl like me but she is Tiwan and I'm Thai XD I love her Herge's style alot ! She have alot of work in her gallery !!! There are many characters in there for ex.
Poll question! What is your favorite BoM story?Hey everyone!Poll question! What is your favorite BoM story?4 months ago in Personal More Like This
We had a request to have this poll and I definitely thought it would be a fun one!
What are your favorite Book of Mormon stories?
Share them in the comments below!
Commissions! :D PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE COMMISSIONING MECommissions! :D6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commission status is CLOSED.
Wow, that filled up really fast. It only took 36 hours for the list to get full I will open again sometime in March.
Thanks for being patient!
General Commission Info
If you are interested in a commission, please send me a note with the title "Commission" and the following info in the following format:
The Required parts must be filled out for me to give you a price estimate. If you want to see an example of how much each type costs, please scroll to the bottom for samples.
The Optional parts can be filled out for specific requirements or left blank. If you leave something blank, then I will draw whatever I believe looks best.
Type: Required (colored lineart, B&W shaded lineart, painting)
Subject: Required (2 humans, 1 wolf, 4 fish, landscape, etc)
[Revised] How to Protect Yourself Against FraudUPDATE - OCTOBER 2, 2014:[Revised] How to Protect Yourself Against Fraud6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Paypal has changed their layout, you can still send invoices but you can no longer select digital goods.
I haven't had time to really look into it and come up with a solution.
but you pretty much HAVE to send out something physical now if you want to be fully protected. There's still main points in this journal that describe how to go about that.
This Journal is currently Under Revision.
Points have been brought to my attention that have caused me to need to revise this journal.
I am still digging around on my free time to see if I can find a way around this. I will update daily.
Please note that this is specifically for Artists who use Paypal to sell digital goods.
OK, so there has been many artists being scammed lately through Paypal with large chargebacks. If you have been hit by a chargeback recently please feel free to note me and I will try my best to help