PE - The Beef with BasesWelcome to the Beef with Bases article. This may get a little controversial, so put on your heavy duty hats!PE - The Beef with Bases3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
By now, we should all know what a base is. But just for a refresher - A base is a bald, naked figure for people to 'doll' clothes onto. Lately, more people have been making animal bases as well. Some argue that since they can't be dressed up, they aren't proper bases. But a base is a vague term to begin with.
Why do so many people make bases? What's the allure? Many people just start doodling and end up with a body they don't plan on finishing. So why let it go to waste? They fix it up a bit and let other people use it, so maybe others will find inspiration where theirs left off. Other times people are inspired by a pose, and want to practice their anatomy and draw the body. Sometimes people even have an idea in mind - say... a big set of mermaid poses! And more frequently, people see a piece of art t
PE - Welcome to Digital Dolls!Hey everyone! Welcome to Dolling week of Project Educate! I suppose I'll start it out with what the heck I'm even talking about.PE - Welcome to Digital Dolls!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Digital dolls! A term coined by DeviantArt, but a very fitting term indeed! Dolls are basically small pixel-art (usually of people) typically created from a base-body (a naked, bald pixel-person) that another doller has made.
That was a mouth-full, huh? Just think of them as digital paper-dolls.
So what's this about a base-body? Bases are actually a huge part of the dolling experience. If you notice, in the three example dolls up there, the artist credits another artist for the 'base'. Almost every doll is like a collaboration between two artists, making dolling that much more fun! Some people choose to edit the base they use til it's barely recognizable, and some people prefer to leave them as they were!
So where can
PE - Resource Round UpOne very important aspect of dolling is resources! Half of dolling is resources itself - the base. However, we won't focus on bases in this article. Instead, here's a big variety of tutorials and resources for dollers to learn from. Everyone's technique is different, and every style is unique. But many people are happy to offer their help and show people how they get that certain effect! Whenever you're struggling to get something just right, these tutorials can be a life-saver. Also if you're starting out, they can show you some very helpful techniques that can get you going in the right direction!PE - Resource Round Up3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Program-Specific and Getting Started
Please help Korean artist to stay safeNew Korean LawsPlease help Korean artist to stay safe2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been recently brought to my attention from a fellow Bleach fan who's from South Korea, bu-nong, whom very unfortunately and sadly have to purge her entire beautiful gallery and plead to anyone who has her works anywhere else online to delete them for fear of facing the harsh new law which will jeopardize her career as a professional artist.
In an excerpt from this tumblr blog http://toffmikin.tumblr.com/post/36136052920/new-korean-laws
The Korean government has recently passed a law that says, in it's most basic form, "Anyone found as a creator, seller, or buyer of materials containing adolescent pornography will be punished as a sexual offender."
Okay, well, that makes sense to stop the production of such things, they're no good after all, right?
This wouldn't be such a problem if the rules weren't as ambiguous as hell.
More specifically, the law states the following counts
Any appearances that could be seen as a teen/child
PE - All From One BaseA little under a week before Dolling Week began, mariiiis-dolls sent me a note with an amazing idea...PE - All From One Base3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Many people don't think dolling is very difficult, because we use premade bases and therefore don't put much effort into our dolls....But we do.
How about choosing (or creating, even though it's very spontaneous) a base, and a few dollers with diverse styles who should use the same base? Everyone would doll in their own unique style, to show that bases are more an inspiration, a point to start or a kind of 'collab' with the base maker, rather than a crutch? Maybe even a small description about the techniques the dollers use, technical details (like colors, time spent and so on). Dolling can be much more than using the base because 'we're lazy' - we use bases because we want to work with different styles, and combine styles of our own with styles of the base maker to create unique work."
mariiiis-dolls happened to be working on a
PE - Intro to PageantsWritten by snap-hiss, slightly-caustic, ducky-overlord, IridescentStardustPE - Intro to Pageants3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Dolling is fun, whether you start from a base or make one yourself. But what if you want to see how hour skills measure up to everyone else's? There are lots of dolling contests around dA and the web (like the Gender Twisted Redoll contest and the BonBon Base Edit contest), and a pageant is just a mega-contest! That usually means there are three or four different rounds, and you might have to make more than one doll for each round.
The first pageants were inspired by real-life beauty pageants like Miss World and Miss Universe, so they had the standard swimsuit rounds and evening gown rounds.
PE - History of DollingWritten by IridescentStardust and ducky-overlordPE - History of Dolling3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The original idea behind dolls (and why they're called dolls in the first place) comes from the cut-out paper dolls - a paper cut-out of a figure (typically in underwear) with separate clothes that hold onto the figure with folding tabs.
The first popular version of virtual 'paper dolls' was through a Japanese program called KiSS (Kisekae Set System), dating back to 1991. Originally they were the same as paper dolls - only on the computer. A base figure, or template, had different sets of clothes to drag and drop onto the template. Using layers, they were able to create an illusion of depth not possible with paper dolls (for example - a figure with their hands in front of them would have different layers, making it easy to have a sleeve in front of the chest, a bag, arm-warmers, or other accessories).