Know your Basics - Colour Theory (the manip way)Most of us have heard about Colour Theory - be it in school or on dA or as a term thrown about by someone somewhere. But what exactly is it? And how do you use it? This is what this article is striving to explain especially in regards to photomanipulation.Know your Basics - Colour Theory (the manip way)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Technical Part
Thankfully, there's tons of reading material about colour theory. Starting with the wikipedia article on the subject (which seems rather dry and boring to be honest) and ranging to tutorials written by deviants for their fellow artists. Those are the ones I'd like to recommend to you to get started in colour theory:
Still too dry and technical?
Okay, let me put it this way: the use of colours in your artwork can determine its mood and atmosphere. If you do it well, it can draw in the viewer and make them see what you want them to see by putting emphasis on certain parts. Colour theory gives you a way to know in
Photomanipulation walkthroughStep 1: Idea (message, composition)Photomanipulation walkthrough2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You decided that you want to make a photomanipulation. But what to make? There are so many photomanipulations already out there and mostly with the same theme. So you decide you don't just want to stick a pretty girl onto a beautiful background. No you want to be original and have your manipulation portray a message everyone can relate to.
Think of things that are important to you, that lay close to your heart. They can be emotions (love, hate, sadness, anger) or experiences, hobbies (art, sports etc), things you are struggling with. Or they can be global themes like (beauty, money, economy, eating disorders, war, relationships etc.)
Of course if you choose to portray something as love there are many ways to do so. Do you want it to be a surreal depiction of love, or dark, fantasy, sci-fi, conceptual, humourous... your choice will of course decide the whole 'feel' of the image.
So choose wisely as they say.
Now that you have your theme you nee
Bring Your Type to Life - A Typography ContestIt is time for another Typography contest! The theme of this contest will be…Bring Your Type to Life - A Typography Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Bring your Type to Life
This may sound abstract at first, but to keep the theme as open as possible, I choose a rather abstract title. There are many directions in which you can go. You could choose an anthropomorphic direction, where you breathe life into letters and give them human or other animate characteristics. Another route would be to create the letters out of living objects, such as plants or animals.
Which direction you choose, maybe even a third or fourth one, does not matter. What matters is that your letters are brought to life!
What kind of letters you bring to life, words, glyphs or sentences, is 100% up to you. This contest has a more visual approach, so you will not be judged on the creativity of the meaning you choose to give to the letters. However, don't rush it! Even one letter can appear completely different than another. Be wise with the letters, word
List of sites for designing:icondividerplz: PSD's :icondivider2plz:List of sites for designing2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
365 psd - http://365psd.com/
Free Psd Files - http://freepsdfiles.net/
Official Psds - http://www.officialpsds.com/psds
Download Psd - http://downloadpsd.com/
Photoshop Files - http://www.photoshopfiles.com/
Psd graphics - http://www.psdgraphics.com/
Free PSD - http://www.freepsd.com/
Ps galaxy - http://ww.psgalaxy.com/
:icondividerplz: BRUSHES :icondivider2plz:
Shizoo | brushes
Celestial Star Brushes
The 5th Muse
AMANA² is Released!LSAMANA² is Released!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Walls by j3Concepts
Walls by neiio
Edit: Walls by ether (sorry! Forgot that this was up before neiio uploaded those)
Who's Hungry?Y'know what I love?Who's Hungry?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And I discovered that there are deviants who also love waffles, because they've created beautiful works that feature this delicious breakfast treat. See if you can spot which are edible and which are not!
Tetris Waffles by Shadow-711
TEXAS WAFFLE by Olympia-The-Hedgehog
DA2 - Waffles by JadeRaven93
waffles by shasacanefoca
Waffles by STLcanonman
Waffle Delight by sendok
yummy waffles.. by jeffzz111
The Stock Market - No. 1depthRADIUSThe Stock Market - No. 11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 1|Archives
About Stock Market
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
1967 - I. by NikxStock
BRINGING IT TO LIFE by Xaomi
FRUITS OF OUR LABOR by CharleneApril
MISS FLOWER by ChrysteleM
ON MY MIND by Sangelus
Resource Roundup #5: Valentine's Day ToolkitThe Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!Resource Roundup #5: Valentine's Day Toolkit2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial 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 Valentine's Day. Below you'll find all sorts of fantastic resources for creating the ultimate valentine!
What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!
• A different stock photo theme
• Crafts you can make at home
• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards
• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)
• Or, suggest another topic!
Art class 101 -Digital painting beginning exerciseSphere demoArt class 101 -Digital painting beginning exercise5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is a great way to try digital painting and to get used to two very different methods of digital painting, I will refer to them as glazing and direct painting. I find when teaching this to my students that it is about a 50/50 split as to which method the students prefer. Either method will produce beautiful results.
The reason I start with the sphere is so that students master the techniques on a simple object, but dont let that fool you. A sphere is a very complex shape when you are first starting out. If you can mater shading a sphere smoothly then you will be well on your way to mastering digital painting. I often suggest students try the sphere exercise several times until they can do it smoothly.
The goal of this exercise is to master the values to produce the illusion that the sphere is three dimensional. If you have ever taken a drawing or painting class, you may have done this exercise before with more traditional materials. There are 6-7 values needed to
GratitudeGratitude2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of
25 Things I learned being a Comic Artist in 2011The following list contains intense amounts of SARCASM for the purpose of satire and humor.25 Things I learned being a Comic Artist in 20113 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Never offer artistic advice or hint at the possibility that the way young and inexperienced groups of artists work might in some way be flawed.
2. Every comic must be inherently drawn better and be funnier than the last.
3. Humor is NOT relative/subjective.
4. Nothing is funny. Ever.
5. Even the most trivial aspects of your comic must be taken 100% seriously.
6. Failure to incorporate conflicting suggestions for improvement = incapable of accepting criticism.
7. Trying to quelch flame wars also inexplicably = incapable of accepting criticism.
8. Trying to explain your artistic decisions = incapable of accepting criticism.
9. Having lots of watchers = having an inflated ego.
10. Reaching the frontpage = getting Daily Deviation.
11. Every character you draw (even ones you do for commission/jobs) = your personal opinions and beliefs which you must obviously follow rigidly IRL.
12. Never change y
AFS on MMD Advanced Tutorial Part 1ChangelogAFS on MMD Advanced Tutorial Part 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
12/29/12 - Published
09/19/13 - Updated video links
Please note that this tutorial is made by audiencefromspace as of 12/29/12 specifically designed for the 3D animation program MikuMikuDance and not any other animation programs. MikuMikuMoving has similarities with MMD but due to some changes with that it would be better to assume that this won't work with it. I made this with very limited knowledge I accumulated from my experience and other tutorials as well as NO PROPER SCHOOLING (Yes you can do it without going to any animation schools). I tested these theories myself over and over to ensure credibility. This will also assume that you at least know the basic functions of MMD, otherwise go watch the video in VPVP site again.
Terminologies marked with ASTERISKS are terms I just made-up to make them easy to remember
ex. Normal curve**
Also PacP made interpolation tutorials already a long time ago (untranslated) I don't know what's being said but I und
650 Points Giveaway (CLOSED!!!!)The time has come. :iconseriouscatplz:650 Points Giveaway (CLOSED!!!!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Once again, I will prove to be overwhelmingly generous by hosting this giveaway.
There will be 3 winners:
1st winner: 300
2nd winner: 150
3rd winner: 100
Special prizez: 2 more deviants will get 50 points each and another deviant will get a free commish by me!
"What do I have to do?" I'm glad you asked!
Comment below with anything you want. (it helps me keep track of the participants)
You don't have to visit my gallery or watch me, but if you do thanks!
SuggestivismSuggestivismSuggestivism2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: Jul 26, 2012 by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
KickFlip for the Cause ContestCreate a skate deck design for one of the four bands that will be shredding up the stage at this Summer's Vans Warped Tour and support the work of Boarding for Breast Cancer! Even better, winners walk away with some awesome prizes! Boarding for Breast Cancer, is a non-profit organization educating young people on breast cancer awareness and breast health. We're asking you, the artists of deviantART, to join Fearless Records and Hooligan Skateboards to benefit this great cause and to support the work of Boarding 4 Breast Cancer.KickFlip for the Cause Contest2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Here's the mash-up: The Vans Warped Tour, Cancer Education, Four Killer Bands, A Kick-Ass Skateboard Company – and – The Artists of deviantART!
Create a skate deck design for one of the four bands that will be shredding up the stage at this Summer's Vans Warped Tour and support the work of Boarding for Breast Cancer!
Boarding for Breast Cancer, is a non
The Resource Roundup #2The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #23 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!
The smell of love by Grosojecorroded landscape by awjayPaper Pack 3 by dieratlight texture by Insan-StockAcrylic Gold Paint Swirl Stock by Enchantedgal-StockLocal Texture: Three by One by Beyond-OdditiesSun comes up-texture by iNeedChemicalXGlitter Bokeh by FallOutGirl9001TEXTURES 7 by Inthename-Stock
Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplayPen Tool Tutorial by Popo-LiciousCopic markers tutorial by mary-dreamsDreamy Photo Effect Tutorial by Planet37How To: Constructive Crits by RipfangDragonPhotoshop Animation Tutorial by detransRealism Tutorial - Esp::Eng by Calaymo3ds Max Planet Tutorial by hoevelkampIce tutorial by NakubiScarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet
Indian Summer - My first LR preset by DorottyaSLR preset: Purple Nature -free by kakiii2 Universal .RAW presets .LR3. by ABipolarTeddyBear:th
The Project365 Days of Doodles is a project in which I should make 1 drawing for each day of 2014. When I started this deviantART account I was already in the 24th doodle (I've been submitting my work since the first day of January on my Instagram account).The Project6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I decided to upload all the 24 doodles in a row, after that I'll submit 1 drawing per day as I finish each one of them. Hope you like my work so far!
I am in Serious Trouble - A Call for HelpUpdate: I want to say a heartfelt thanks to all my friends and supporters, who are helping me now in my unfortunate situation! Your response is overwhelming. It means very much to me!I am in Serious Trouble - A Call for Help3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Update 2: I made a new friend recently, Anne. She was very kind to post an article about me on her blog. There are many more details about me, my home and my situation.
A fellow spiritual artisan needs our help
Read The Whole Story
normally I don't come out if something is wrong. I am that kind of person who deals with their problems on their own. But this time I really need help otherwise I will not make it. So that's why I am reaching out to you.
Learn about my Story
Since a few years I live and work in a house t
Dave Rap (C) MasterYorgi/Octopimp[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIhT7aUtHXg ]Dave Rap (C) MasterYorgi/Octopimp2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Spit'n rhymes for Terezi here son
and I'm officially the candidate for havin' some fun (y'know)
but yo I'll fricken split
but the fellas you been hangin' with
They ain't even legit (Because)
I'm a Strider and there ain't none finer
all you other rappers try but this gap is even wider than
This role impossible
tried to step to the knight with the clock control?
I digress puttin' you in distress
you know I got the finesse
Always dressed to impress (The Best)
Got a sword
But I ain't gonna use it
Got my lyric weapon with me and you know
I ain't gonna abuse it (Yes)
The dunk on me clowns
An' my sick rhymes always keeping me down (Oh Shit)
Bustin' old school style now the class is in session
so stay for a while 'cause I
do the fresh here in the flesh
Lyrics better than the epic of gilgamesh (Oh)
You think you're clever or better
But that's whatever
Rhyming never is forever,
but never a self aggressor (Yeah)
Should I count al
Good Nudes vs. Bad Nudes?:icontechgnotic:Good Nudes vs. Bad Nudes?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Foreword by $techgnotic
Tue Nov 1, 2011, 3:23 PM
Contours in Context
The argument for the nude in art:
Our visual perception of the human face and then the human body has set the basis since the beginning of
human history for our sense of what is beautiful and what initiates all our seminal ineffable sublime feelings
about the nature of love, life, desire, destiny, eternity, ad infinitum. The curvatures and symmetries of the
human body even lay the geometric basis for the artistic structures of all our art forms, not only for the visual
arts but also for literature and architecture. Given the primacy of the body as the beginning of all that we are
in life, and given the eye as the primary receiver for the collection of all information in our lives, how could
the artistic nude not be a massively represented art form on a global arts forum like deviantART? And besides,
nudes are something peo
The Coming Of Spring The broken wing by Viand fly fly butterfly by KariLiimatainen Naturally vintage by Samantha-meglioli Aster by VinayRao Hanging in there by cfoto Blue Butterfly by Myzogirl butterfly by debagger the butterfly by evenliu anemone 2 by JasonKaiser wheat 11 by 785785The Coming Of Spring1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
frost.bite by maskqueraide last flight II by prismes Papillon by ingue Lavender dreams by Joycelinn :thumb165619852: Smit by Al-Baum Solitaire by Eibo-Jeddah Enchanted. .. by addy-ack Orange Butty by Stridsberg listen by fragilesimplicity colourful by Lisa-Schneider .blue.2. by zeenon in the green air by prismes Dear by JunJun510 :thumb210725771: Butterflies and Fairytales by FriendFrog Butterfly Kisses by IgNgRez Summer Sun by KayHulbert weekend fiesta by kathero3 Butterfly II by Lindqvist little butterfly by wolf-minori little blue by wolf-minori .: child of light :. by biszkopciik Butterfly. .. by light-from-Emirates Vanessa atalanta by Pete1987 Blue 2012 by Callu a thousand dreams by Piarvi-Recherreen ... by zeenon busy butterfly by nakedlady Philosophy. by Blutr0t lavenders elegance by miezeTatze
yayz butterflies by AsseveraVeta SNOW by lisans
Last light by Sblourg Parnassius apollo 2011 IV by Aphantopus :thumb15962
400 Watchers Appreciation Point Giveaway -endedHi watchers! thanks for 400 watchers!! (it's still 399.....but anyway) :iconrainbowtearplz: ...!!!400 Watchers Appreciation Point Giveaway -ended2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As an appriciation, I'LL GIVE AWAY SOME POINTS..for free : )
2 Easy steps :
1. Watch me! (if you're my watcher, skip this step)
2. Fav this journal!
I'll give 450 to one person,
150 to 3 people,
50 to 5 people
10 to 10 people
2 to 20 people.
1 to 30 or more +.
How to feel good about your ArtWe've all had those moments as an artist where we just can't seem to like what we're doing, where nothing seems sufficient and everybody else seems to draw so much better than ourselves.There's a few simple things you can do to avoid feeling like that or that you can remind yourself of should you already be right in the middle of this mess.How to feel good about your Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Draw for yourself, not an audience!
The first and probably most important point, especially for any artist on here who in one way or the other seeks feedback and recognition from their fellow deviants. You should never forget that your art is after all YOUR art, so it should be a means to express yourself, relax yourself, be proud of yourself etc and not anyone else. Never let yourself be pressured to do anything you don't want simply because your watchers might demand it or do anything for the sole purpose of getting more attention. It might make you happy in the beginning but loosing track
The World's Major Cities... DestroyedWhat would the world's cities look like after the apocalypse? Belgian digital artist Jonas De Ro paints his vision of the end of the world.The World's Major Cities... Destroyed9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New York City, New York, United States
Hong Kong, China
View Jonas De Ro's Full Gallery