CSS Did You Know? - November 28th, 2012CSS Did You Know? - November 28th, 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
= Help and FAQ =Of course, everything you use without '_' sign. And some of them are aviable only for subscibers. I copied it from DA FAQ, so as not to look for codes everytime I want to upgrade my journal. There will be more journal entries like this, so I apologize for cluttering up your . Soon I'll make my own CSS but for now I like this plain one.= Help and FAQ =8 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bold Text: and
Underlined Text: and
Italic Text: and or and
Subscript Text: and
Superscript Text: and
Strike Text: +
Heading Tags: </strong>
Code: This is used when you wish to display a line of code and .
BlockQuote: These are used were you want to indent a piece of text, usual
Download Free Children's Book Templates OnceUponASketch is a Children’s Market Blog.Download Free Children's Book Templates3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Norman Grock and Wilson Williams, Jr
have come together to give insight, education and news about the many
facets of the Children’s Illustration Market. From Children’s Books to
Character Design, Storyboarding, Toys and Lic. Products. Find articles,
interviews and resources to help fuel your education and growth. Jump on
to learn more about the varied industries and what it takes to become
successful and make it in them.
There are versions of these types of templates all over the web. Ours was far from the first! So I was surprised when folks were asking if they could get .PDF's of the ones we showed in a previous post. Awesome!
I personally use these when I am laying out my Children's Books and doing my thumbnails. Whether digitally or traditionally.
Watercolor TechniquesWatercolor Techniques IWatercolor Techniques1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Art Week at projecteducate continues! During Artist's Toolbox weeks, I've published articles dedicated to watercolor tools (Watercolor Equipment I - Basic Tools, Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools). You should go grab your tools now, because the next series of articles will be focusing on painting methods. I sincerely hope these will help you and wish you all happy painting!
Laying a wash
A wash is a large area in a watercolor painting where the paint flow and diffusion have been manipulated to efface individual brushstrokes. Within wash areas, color transitions are usually gradual and span analogous hues. Laying a wash is one of the most satisfying tasks in watercolor painting. Essentials of this s
Massive, huge, giant animation resource journalHello everyone!Massive, huge, giant animation resource journal3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've decided to keep a few of the journals I have written for this week and I'll be posting them as news instead, as they are more opinion centric by studying the methods of story telling.
However for my last journal I want to share with you some delicious resources, beware this journal should get pretty huge!!
I have split them into two...deviantART and Outside Links. As you know I cannot control what is on third party websites so enjoy at your own risk, but you can trust that I wouldn't post anything untoward.
That said, please enjoy and use these resources to your heart's content!
My own collection of artistic nudes for reference.
A General Guide to FreelancingHello all! Recently I've been getting a lot of notes and e-mails asking for suggestions and advice on how to get started with a career in freelance art, so I decided to go ahead and write up a general guide for it. Please note that this guide is based on my own personal experience and is not necessarily the right or the best way to do it. I also cannot guarantee success.A General Guide to Freelancing9 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, let me say that freelance is not exactly the best choice for a career. It is very hard to make it as a freelance artist and a steady paycheck is never guaranteed. If you have no self dicipline, are prone to procrastination or cannot take direction well, it is not a good idea to try it.
My monthly income figure is decided by how much each commission costs and that I can get them all done within a month. If I do not finish them in time, I have to stretch out the money until I can take more. If I am dedicated with working on them, I us
Photography Troubleshooting: How to work with MistGetting the camera out, and the scarf, hat and gloves, and heading into a misty morning or hazy evening can result in the best kind of photographs. Atmospheric, moody and ultimately a fine example of whatever current season you're in - these kinds of shots present themselves at awkward moments so it's vitally important to be prepared. In previous years I've got up at the crack of dawn and ventured out with all the excitement of a young child on their first day of school - only to come home with a grazed knee and broken felt tip pens. Or rather, washed out, blurred and altogether rubbish photographs.Photography Troubleshooting: How to work with Mist3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fog is a popular mist - we often get confused and just term it all as fog or all as mist. It's not quite like that. It's all about the visibility, if we can see less than 1km through it then it's fog. If we can see between 1 - 2 km then it's mist. So when is the best time to catch these ground level clouds at their best? Fo
BANG!! - Account Reopened, Rule Changes!I just can't help myself.. can't stick to any plan to keep away from you guyzzzzBANG!! - Account Reopened, Rule Changes!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And this is me, back with a "bang". So do us a favour and bang something or smash something so I can make a dramatic entrance back into your monitor! (No I do not cover expenses of broken objects )
Ok, so with this new start of sorts, I am changing my stock rules. I have fixed fees for commercial use of model stock/other stock. Model stock is the only stock that is restricted. Landscape/object/texture/animal stock is restricted only for commercial use. Providing you give me credit for stock you can use them outside of DeviantArt without my permission, you just need to tell me where, give me credit and obviously, use it properly aka, dont just add a bloody filter and call it art. It drives me crazy and is also against my rules.
MODEL STOCK is still restricted, you STILL need my PRIOR PERMISSION to use it in ANY WAY outside of DeviantArt. I can onyl authorise outside use of stock where I am the model
Protips2# Few tips to improve your drawing skills:Protips2# Few tips to improve your drawing skills:5 months ago in Personal More Like This
After my first article about How to price your art, you asked me few tips to improve your drawing skills and productivity. So I made a selection of some of my favorite exercices and advice. I hope this will be helpful for you!
A Daily sketch routine:
We are all stressed by our busy life, and it's sometimes hard to find some time for sketching. You know, you don't need to sketch during all the day to improve your skills efficiently. The most important is to be constant in your effort. Take at least 20 min per day for sketching. This could be during your break, during your lunch , in the public transportation, or when you are at home... Find a moment for you, don't pressurize you, and just draw !
Don't copy without understanding what you are copying:
Before sketching in a Disney / Manga / Marvel/ or whate
How to: Make thumbs big in features?I get this asked a lot!How to: Make thumbs big in features?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Back when they introduced sta.sh, I didn't really use it. Because it seemed hard to get used to. I always wrote my articles in the old way.
Then I toyed with it a little and noticed that is is something really awesome!
Not to mention that the only way to make articles and journals is through Sta.sh Writer.
So I assume not so many if you know that there is a way to make thumbs big!
That is actually pretty easy. All you have to do is add big in front of a thumb code!
: thumb159252268 :
This is the "regular" size
: bigthumb159252268 :
This is the big size
Of course: without the spaces between the colon ( : )
But this is not what I wanted to show
Fancy Features with sta.sh Writer
Go to your Sta.sh!
After that, hit the
The Resource Roundup #3: TutorialsThe Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #3: Tutorials4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This issue is all about tutorials. What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!
• Photography: beginners to advanced
• Crafts you can make at home
• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards…oh my!
• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)
• Or, suggest another topic!
Poetry Basics: EmotionsEmotions in poetryPoetry Basics: Emotions2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Writing, at its very base, is communication. We write to communicate — with someone else, with ourselves — when we write, we arrange words in a manner that is intended to be read. This is very important because, no matter what or how you write, this one basic fact never changes. If you get stuck at any point, you can come back to this sturdy foundation. I am writing to communicate; what do I want to communicate?
Often, the answer is emotions: how you feel, or how you want your reader to feel. As Gregory Corso wrote, "You must feel! It's beautiful to feel!"
We all feel, but how we express our feels is a matter of perspective. If we are too flippant with our choice of words, our readers will think we are shallow. If we are too brooding and deliberate, our readers may find us incomprehensible. Finding a balance takes work and dedication.
But that work and dedication is what distinguishes
PE: Poetry Basics Wrap UpAs projecteducate 's Poetry Basics weeks comes to a close, hopefully we're all a little more knowledgeable about the simple and complicated art of creating wonderful poetry. It's been an awesome journey with just as awesome advice along the way. Everything from terminology to proper ways to pull ideas of your brain and put them on paper were covered. Simple is better but often time quite hard to accomplish with the message you're trying to get across. Well, at least for those of us not well versed in the poetry lingo, styles or forms.PE: Poetry Basics Wrap Up2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Let's do a recap of what we learned this week:
Introducing Poetry Basics Week
Poetry Basics : Brevity
Poetic Terms and Techniques
Effective Imagery in Poetry
The Artist's Toolbox: The ScannerHello!The Artist's Toolbox: The Scanner2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For this installment of Artist's Toolbox I'd like to talk about my favourite tool of them all,
my humble and slightly dusty scanner....
Without this vital analogue to digital translator, my own artwork as is would not exist, and of course many thousands of traditional artists would not be able to share their art online as effectively as just relying on photographing their work.
'I feel like because I don't have a tablet or do digital art no one likes my work.'
Digital Art has a huge advantage when it comes to online display because the product was created on a screen ergo looks best on a screen. Art done on paper/canvas or otherwise has the disadvantage for digital display (such as on your deviantART gallery) because you don't have to be a genius to work out that we are not actually looking at the original artwork on our screens, rather a scanned or photographed copy. However it is not impossible to create a beautiful digita
Poetic Terms and TechniquesPoetic terms and techniquesPoetic Terms and Techniques2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
This article aims to give you a brief introduction to some poetic terms with which you can bemuse your friends and nonplus your enemies. Try and sling some of these terms into a casual conversation and watch the ensuing confusion.
If you don't want to confuse people, you could use these terms to discuss poetry like a badass
while smoking unfiltered cigarettes in a French cafe, when critiquing, or to give your own poetry a bit of a vajazzle.
These terms are arranged vaguely into alphabetical order for your convenience. Some of them will be covered in more detail in other articles throughout the week.
Alliteration (see also Sibilance)
Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds, often used for a specific effect in poetry.
the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
- - Wilfred Owen, ‘Anthem for Do
CSS Did You Know? - November 20, 2012CSS Did You Know? - November 20, 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How to Successfully Return to deviantARTHi guys, this is a guide I thought I would write since I hadn't been on deviantart in awhile. I hadn't been here because of some traumatic experiences and such and I thought I would write this as I made my return to deviantart. I also thought this might help others who have not been here for various reasons, so here I am and heres this guide, Hope you enjoy! <3How to Successfully Return to deviantART3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Step 1: First things first, Take a breather
Take a break and step back. You may have been thinking about everyone wondering where you have gone. You may be wondering, is everyone thinking " Why haven't they posted yet? " Maybe you run a group or maybe you regularly post art. Remember, its OKAY. We all have different parts of our lives to venture into and we may want to do
Pony ResourcesI'm routinely updating this post with new resources that people send me. So feel free to send me links to tutorials or other informational posts/deviations/links that you think might be helpful to plushy makers!Pony Resources3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been putting together a new list of pony resources over the last few weeks. It's been a while since I did the first journal post on the topic and unfortunately a lot of the original links went dead when BabyLondonStar deactivated her account. I also wanted to include some links for other non-eye and mark related things that I've found over the time I've been on deviantART.
There's a really cool tutorial by BeeZee-Art for making spiral plushie horns that I thought folks might like to see for their unicorns. I think you could also apply it to plushies where the horn is sewn in already, getting your needle in there might be a little harder though.
Once you've finished sewing your pony you may want to take
PE Prose Basics Wrap UpAs projecteducate's Prose Basics week comes to an end, let's look back at all the awesome articles that came out this week. We learned all sorts of new things and hopefully got a refresher on some oldies. Whether you're just starting out in the world of writing or a well seasoned writer, there was plenty of advice to be taken in and lessons to be learned.PE Prose Basics Wrap Up2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Review of the Articles from this Week
Hear Me My Audience!! Formatting for the Interweb Era ''Said'' and Effective Dialogue TagsHook, Line, and Sinker: How to
Teach your clients to commission an IllustrationA great question we get from readers who enjoyed our past post regarding, The Ten Questions you should ask before you Say "Yes" to illustrating someone's children's book is, "What resource can we direct them to if they aren't sure how to answer some of the ten questions?".Teach your clients to commission an Illustration3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Luckily we found an AMAZING free resource that you can direct them to. Randy Gallegos is dropping in to share this great resource that will inform any potential client of the information they need to come up with a price, understand what rights to ask for, and explains many aspects of the publishing and art creation process and how to approach an artist correctly.
So please download the
Akvarel, pracovny material I - PAPIERSrdečne zdravím slovenskú komunitu tu na DeviantArte, moje meno je Jana a som nová prispievateľka do skupiny Slovakia. Vedenie bolo také láskavé, že mi dovolilo trochu sa prejaviť a uverejniť (pre začiatok) trojicu článkov o akvarele, ktoré som pôvodne písala pre DA po anglicky a neskôr na SAShE.sk po slovensky. Dúfam, že niekoho zaujmú - pripomienky, otázky a diskusia sú viac ako vítané, skupina by mala byť predovšetkým o interakcii a vzájomnej inšpiráciiAkvarel, pracovny material I - PAPIER2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Akvarel je maliarska technika, pri ktorej sa používajú farby rozpustné vo vode . Výsledkom je transparentná, žiarivá maľba, pretože
How to improve your skills in close-up-photographySince many people asked me how I take my pictures and why they are so "special", I would like to tell you how I manage things when I take pictures.How to improve your skills in close-up-photography3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I. Finding the location
When I go outside to take pictures of nature, I do barely have any concepts in my mind. I just go and let nature inspire me. The first important step is finding a location.It is not that difficult to find an interesting background. I personally do prefer backgrounds which are not monochrome. Many shades of light (light and dark contrasts or different colors) make your picture interesting, no matter if the final result will be monochrome or colorful in the end.I look out for locations where not many people are. Like a big meadow in front of a house or a field or forests. (Forests do have the special plus that it does almost always have different light shadings I mentioned in 2).
II. Know your possibilities!
You have found your favourite location? Great! Many people do the mistake to
The Name GameThe Name GameThe Name Game2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pitfalls to Avoid and Tricks to Use while Naming People and Places
We've all been there. You're reading a pretty interesting piece of fantasy fiction, and a few paragraphs in you learn that the main villain's name is "Abraxas the Cruel, Lord of the Black Tower." You wince at the unoriginality, close the deviation, and move on to something more interesting. We've all been on the other side of things, too, with a detailed plot outline in hand, staring at a Word document that displays only a single line: "???? knew what he had to do--kill the president." We're sure that once we get that protagonist's name down, that perfect name, we'll be able to write the whole thing in one gush of brilliance, but all that's coming to mind are banal names like "John Everyman" or over-the-top ones like "Staff Sergeant Max Fightmaster".*
*Yes, that is his rea
PE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS10 useful and not very known Photoshop tricksPE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Saving your .psd with all layers hidden makes a smaller file compared to saving it with all layers visible.
2. You can use the Crop Tool to quickly increase the canvas size of an image by holding down Ctrl + Alt whilst dragging the Crop Tool outside the current canvas.
3. If you want to see only one of your layers at a time, hold down Alt whilst clicking the eye icon of the layer. (do it again to show all layers again)
4. Holding down Alt while in a dialog box turns the Cancel button into a Reset button, so you can reset the values back to default.
5. If you want to just quickly check a very heavy .psd file, you can hold down Shift + Alt while clicking the Open button. This way Photoshop will open a flattened version of the file.
6. You can change the gray background that surrounds your image with the Paint Bucket Tool, just hold down Shift and make click on the background.
7. Not a very unknown tip, but if y