Draw With Me # 1 - The BasicsHey guys, welcome to the first installment of Draw With MeDraw With Me # 1 - The Basics1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You can call me Florence. I'm new to The Digital Painter and even newer to writing journals so please bear with me for this first installment!
The aim of this journal is to pick a different topic every month and collect some tutorials, references and inspiration to help you guys draw. If there's a topic you're particularly interested in, write it in the comments or send me a note and I'll see what I can find for you
So what better way to start this segment off than with the Basics? This journal isn't going to cover everything but I'll share with you some of my favourite resources.
First of all we have Brushes! I know I see a lot of advanced digital artists say it's not about the fancy custom brushes that you use and that's true, but these still helped me a lot. Especially when it comes to skin and hair!
I know a most of you would have seen these already but they are my all
Draw With Us #2 - Landscapes and SceneryHello everyone!Draw With Us #2 - Landscapes and Scenery1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying your holidays
Welcome to the second installment of Draw With Us! The topic I've picked this month is Scenery and Landscapes, mainly because apart from being one of my favourite topics it seems to be where Digital artists can really struggle. There have been quite a few deviations rejected from this group because even though the subject matter is done really well, the background needs a lot of work.
It seems however that I've made the mistake of underestimating just how expansive this topis really is, so to make things easier I'm going to focus on natural landscapes more rather than cityscapes and man made settings.
The first lot of tutorials that I wanted to share were a few on Perspective and Composition because they play such a large part in Landscape paintings. Some of the later tutorials have some notes about perspective, but these are exclusive to the topic;
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About the fake of me.This matter is solved.About the fake of me.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many thanks to the mana of the friends who have supported me.
I am grateful to all those who supported me, led by mana.
I was helped a lot of people about this incident.
I wrote in Japanese to convey this matter to Japanese artists.
Starting a Webcomic - Four Words You Need to Know"Just fucking do it"Starting a Webcomic - Four Words You Need to Know1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I wanna preface this by saying that this is all opinion and observation, formed from my own experiences and perspective. In fact, I think it needs to be said that I create webcomics in a bit of a vacuum...
The other day I was talking with a graphic designer friend, and he mentioned how now and then he'd get together with other graphic designers just to hang out and share stories. He also mentioned that I don't have that with fellow web-comic artists or with other freelance illustrators. At the time he said this I sort of shrugged it off, but it's true and it's a bigger deal than I first thought. Sure, I have plenty of friends that have entered comic tournaments, or with aspirations of being webcomic creators, but few to none that really produce them. At the least, none I feel I can hang out with, online or off, and go "haha yeah fans amirite?" or "oh shit _____ linked to you?! sweet!". Most importantly, webcomics can be a work-intensive unrewarding hobby at times.
Chapter Critique #1For some time now, I've had the idea that I would go through the novel "Memoirs of a Geisha" chapter by chapter and note the inaccuracies within it. The reason why is because of the sheer number of people (probably in the tens of millions worldwide) who believe the book is anywhere from mostly accurate to consistently accurate. These people treat the book as a legitimate reference material concerning geisha, and I want to show them that this is a bad idea. I don't believe novels should be treated as factual reference material in general, but this in particular is a practice I dislike because "Memoirs of a Geisha" is not even fifty percent accurate. It is mostly inaccurate. I figured if there was a collection somewhere that points out where the inaccuracies are, from the largest to the smallest, then at least some people would finally stop doing this and start treating the book like the fiction that it is.Chapter Critique #11 year ago in Personal More Like This
I will only be discussing sections that were
Bleach Me: Soi FonSuì-Fēng (Soi Fon)Bleach Me: Soi Fon2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Birthday: February 11
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Gray
Height: 150 cm (4'11")
Weight: 38 kg (83 lbs)
Occupation: Captain of the 2nd Division , Commander of the Onmitsukidō, Corp Commander of the Executive Militia , 9th Head of the Fēng Family
Bankai: Jakuhō Raikōben
[Bullet; Black] Japanese Voice Actor: Tomoko Kawakami (Episodes 24-182), Hōko Kuwashima (Episodes 206+)
[Bullet; Yellow] English Voice Actor: Karen Strassman
Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben HeineUndoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing `BenHeine.Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben Heine2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Artist on Fire:
The Creative Juggernaut that is BenHeine
Wed Jan 18, 2011, 7:00 PM
Undoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists
exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing BenHeine.
In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,
he is currently with few peers. His unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines
and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries
and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romani
Digital art: Tips + Tricks ;DOoookayyy, guys! So since the last journal I've been psyched to practice, and for the whole day I have. I found out some new things and I'm going to share them with you, the way I do my stuff and other cool stuff that may help you Digital Artists; (and possibly traditional artists)Digital art: Tips + Tricks ;D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Secret Keyboard Shortcuts
Ooooooohh! Spooky! Not, okay, let's get to it: Some of you people don't realize how useful and awesome keyboard shortcuts are, it's less time consuming and can like reduce the amount of time you spend on your artwork little by little
1) ...When adding details you can be editting in 2000% zoom, and still see the 100% canvas so you know what you're doing and how it looks like. You can create as many views as you want! So 2000%, 1000% or 50% whatever you want it's all there.
> Photoshop: Go to Window > Arrange > Create new
> Paint tool SAI: First you have to configure the key; go to Others > Keyboard Shortcuts then with any key just customize the
Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
So you want to do commissions?A basic guide to setting up commissionsSo you want to do commissions?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When it comes to commissioning, there is so much that needs to be decided, arranged and thought of that it can all appear a bit daunting at first.
However: when following a couple of basic guidelines, setting up commissions really is not as hard as you think!
If you find the article informative, please it.
First things first
So you have decided you want to start doing commissions. That's great!
The first thing to do is to determine what you want to offer.
Do you want to offer drawings, or designs?
Will you be coding journal-skins for people, or will you be pixeling?
Take a look through your gallery and try to determine what you do best and what you like to do the most.
Because that will most likely be what you'll be offering.
Stick to what you're good at.
Don't promise what you can't deliver when someone is paying you for it.
Now that you've mo
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.Respect Yourself1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
Eminence The GameEminence The Game5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Eminence: Xander's Tales is an exciting, fun and addictive digital trading card and roleplaying game. This is my first major personal project with industry talents working alongside me to produce something unique for the mobile app market, console and web.
In a nutshell, Eminence is a role playing adventure fuelled by the gameplay mechanics of triple triad and driven by a compelling story. The game itself also takes inspiration from classic RPGs like; final fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and Zelda, including TCG games as well as community driven cooperative play (Multiplayer, Team based coop and a fully integrated Guild system). So if you love RPGs, Trading Card Games with a twist, Strategy based team play please spread the word and subscribe to our news feed at: www.playeminence.com
*EDIT: OVER!! WINNERS ANNOUNCED* POINTS GIVEAWAY!WARNING! This giveaway is OVER!*EDIT: OVER!! WINNERS ANNOUNCED* POINTS GIVEAWAY!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you everyone for participating in this point giveaway!!! It was tremenduos how many people took part!!
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Pls dont be disappointed if you didnt win! Stay tuned for the next event I am going to host anytime soon!! Thank you so much for your support!!
1000 POINTS GIVEAWAY!! 10 WINNERS!!
Let's PARTY HARD, cause as I am close to reach incredible 30,000 watchers I thought I should give something back to this awesome community by doing a point giveaway again!!
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Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Aug 15, 2012 by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian t
Site in Japan where picture of "Youkai" It is the site that can watch an image of old Youkai.Site in Japan where picture of "Youkai" 4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is a Japanese public site mainly.
It is a site to sandwich with ■.
The lower rink is the work which therefore you can watch.
Please read it by a self-responsibility!
■e-Kokuho (e国宝)■→ http://www.emuseum.jp/top?d_lang=en
You can watch Japanese National Heritage in this site.
Hungry Ghosts Scroll（餓鬼草紙）→http://www.emuseum.jp/detail/100152?x=&y=&s=&d_lang=en&s_lang=ja&word=&class=1&title=&c_e=®ion=&era=&cptype=&owner=&pos=9&num=3&mode=detail¢ury=
■The Tokyo Metropolitan Library (東京都立図書館)■→http://metro.tokyo.opac.jp/tml/tpic/
↓Please make copy & paste as a search word
Getting into the games industry - concept artIt comes to mind when one is painting that getting into the games industry as an artist can be a tricky thing to do. I myself am 19 and currently studying a Games Development course in the UK. This is good, however, will it be enough to get my foot in the door as an artist in the industry that eveyone wants to be in.Getting into the games industry - concept art5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As the Games Industry is one of the most prodominent industries in the world at the moment and to try and get a foot in the door can be close to impossible. Some information that I have found out though, is that University Degrees are not that needed. Now that can be good news for you if you do not want to go to university. The industry requires experience and talent and only the best but if you don't have the proof of what it takes then what can you do?
To those in the UK, if you are over 18 and you want to get your foot in the door and be given a chance to prove your worth in the industry then here is som
A Visit to a Nude BeachToday, I went to a nearby nude beach. I was a bit worried about going, wondering if I would be the only one there (thereby being vulnerable to assault), but it turned out great. There was mostly elderly persons at the beach, and even then it mostly dudes.A Visit to a Nude Beach9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was the youngest person there, and because I was female, by myself, and not overweight/obese or saggy like all the other women, I was by extension the hottest beach-goer there. How wonderful. I was stared at, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Sure, I disliked how the geezers kept walking near me, but a bunch of old men looking at me wasn't my worst case scenario for that day.
There was this one guy who really kept perving at me: he walk would along the beach, and when he neared the area I occupied, he would then turn back. He even threw a towel like, three meters away from me to attempt to be more surreptitious. I wasn't fooled, however: his erection was poorly
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...2011 As Seen Through Art2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Best video resources for digital artistsLearning the theory without any practice is incredibly pointless when it comes to art. No book, no lecture and no video will ever teach you how to paint if you won't find the time for creating something yourself.Best video resources for digital artists5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
On the other hand, doing everything alone and without any instructions is the longest and hardest way of achieving anything. What's worse it doesn't guarantee you success.
Through the last couple of years I've been painting, I've learned that the best way for me to learn to paint is to copy techniques of people who know what they're doing. There's no better way doing it than watching videos with commentaries. That's why today I thought I'd share with you some great lectures, tutorials and demos I've found on youtube. Below you'll find a list of the best YT channels and samples of videos. Go and subscribe for more great vids!
Official channel of FZD School of Design which is considere
Hourly Comics Day!So, a while ago (It must have been Wednesday? I do believe that to be true.) I participated in Hourly Comics Day http://www.hourlycomic.com/hourlycomicday.html . Slightly different from 24 Hour Comics Day, which I for some reason referred to it as in my titling, in that you make hourly comics, typically in a strip like form, as opposed to 24 pages.Hourly Comics Day!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This made the challenge slightly easier for me. So I took it on this year. I got about thirteen actual hourlies done, as well as a couple of brief recaps. It wasn't the most exciting of days, but it was A day. I may do another set, actually, as I had an amusing/nerve wracking day yesterday. Oh well. I may be all bleak and angsty about stuff now, but I know that a much more glorious dawn awaits. Nothing lost nothing earned. Etc. (Can you tell I'm just saying this stuff for the sake of trying to reassure myself at this point?)
http://noquestions.deviantart.com/art/24HCD-2012-Initialization-283361735 : The nigh