The Dreaded Artist's BlockThe Dreaded Artist's Block...and Ways to Overcome it . :iconscaredplz:....The Dreaded Artist's Block1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Artist's block might not fit exactly into the "Artist's Toolbox" week, but we all know about it, we all have probably
experienced it, and we all hope it will never come our way again.
When a person is sick in body, eating is sometimes the LAST thing we want to do. But it is necessary to speed our way
to recovery. In the same way, the ideas I would like to set before you may seem like trying to eat something
when you are sick...but these steps may hasten the end of your artist's block. :iconimdeadplz:
And really, you have nothing to lose in trying these suggestions!
1. Put DOWN your instrument of art...paintbrush, pencil, pen etc...and go O
Anatomy ReferencesHey guys! I notice a lot when I draw or paint, I kind of just wing it when it comes to anatomy. I never take the time to study refs or anatomy like I probably should. I thought it'd help me out if I make a link of references for different parts of the body. Most of the links are from deviant art, so you know they're safe!! I thought it could be useful to others, so I'll share the link with you!~Anatomy References5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Complete Artist Study
^ One of the best reference sites I know to study lighting and anatomy.
Stalker Select 01.14.2015 Summer by yeol-yeol Deserted Morrows by Xyrus-02 Contemplation by dashakern Find Your Story by LuckyPsych Frozen by KariLiimatainen Shadows Of Past by CDemirkan Cover Shot by pridebowl666 Psychopsis in Colour by tiganusi Chimeric Visions by JoeyJazz The Christmas Traveler by Tammara Candlewax Beast Sprite by BLKMKT winter time by KariLiimatainen Universe Effects by neverdying Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by daekazu Touched by Emerald-Depths Biarritz by MrKold JWildfire Fractal 105 by DayLightDesigns L'EVEIL DES MUSES by AnaisNovembre snowflake monochrome by photofairy Crystal Ball by azuzephre Return to Nature by tamaraR Glass Rose by Henyamaoka Johannisberg Glacier by Dave-Derbis Happy New Year by daekazu Caterpillar of the spurge (Hyles euphorbiae) by rajaced early snow by SpriterDex Sin by Bortbyting Faye-Evette by ChloeGPhotoStalker Select 01.14.20154 months ago in Personal More Like This
Site Update: Bug Fixes and FeedbackChange LogSite Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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External links created by using the Sta.sh Writer "Link" tool were incorrectly showing as inter
Photomanip Feature 1Photomanip Feature 14 months ago in Personal More Like This
Nest by beyzayildirim77
Hard Rock by gyaban
Within Shadows by Lilac90
Heavenly Sound by Hoangvanvan
This.Love by SteveWackenKing
Briar Rose by nina-Y
I Blinked And The World Was Gone by shadeley
Host of Arctic by VitaShuba
New order by Softyrider62
The last fight by morganmarinoni
washing by zeuxxxx
Peace Sound by MirellaSantana
Valentino Rossi by Mish-A-Man
do you fear... by Mr-Bastos
Epiphany by xetobyte
Crush On Thee by SteveWackenKing
Forgotten by Aeternum-Art
Weather The Storm by Manink
Home Awaits by CrystalClear-Art
Eternal Whispers by pompafunebris
Bath by tamaraR
Off roadin' Steampunk style by dresew
The Last Stand by Aegils
Last feature of 2013!:iconchampagneplz: Happy New Year everyone! :iconchampagneplz:Last feature of 2013!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please enjoy this last feature of 2013 with twenty works from our most active members!
Kiev Cries by ArtistMEF
Mandala Design 206 Seasonal by Philluppus
In The Black Forest by maiarcita
La espera by Sivali-Delirium
The Quiet Room by MirellaSantana
Resident Evil 14 by Terribilus
Signs Of Life by MoodyBlue
Walking to the Unknown by ZedLord-Art
-Snowman- by Nikulina-Helena
The Ritual 2 by Wesley-Souza
Concept Art - Artist Interviews and Features #2This week I am featuring :iconM-Delcambre:M-Delcambre and :iconERA-7:ERA-7!Concept Art - Artist Interviews and Features #28 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Interview with :iconM-Delcambre:M-Delcambre
A bit about your background. Before drawing Concept Art, have you ever studied any other form of art? Traditional Art? Fine Art? Illustration? Did you ever study at an Art School or University?
In fact I am a student I still have 2 years, I am currently in game art in new3dge (school video games on paris). But I accept freelance jobs online. short missions in general.
I'm a professional degree in visual communication before entering the higher education. I have study the traditional designs for 1 full year in prep school. (
although I draw since childhood)
What would you consider the fundamentals of Concept art as a whole?
The traditional drawing, understanding of building an image, the basics of perspective and anatomy but not only .. Knowing a maxim
MichelangeloMichelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni.Michelangelo1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Best known as Michelangelo...
Portrait of Michelangelo by Jacopino del Conte
Michelangelo was an italian painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer. He was born in 1475 in Caprese, Italy (today known as Caprese Michelangelo).
As a young boy, Michalengelo started studying grammar but then he showed no interest in schooling. He preferred copying paintings from churches and seeking company of painters, He started improving his skills at a very early age. When Michelangelo was 13 he was set to be an artist. He became a pupil of the great sculptor,
Update: New Projecthttp://mek-entertainment.comUpdate: New Project7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Create Online Visual NovelsWhat is a visual novel?Create Online Visual Novels10 months ago in Personal More Like This
A visual novel is an interactive fiction game with diverging storylines based on your choices.
What is Joilly.com?
Joilly.com is a website where you can create & share visual novels.
With our revolutionary GUI(graphic user interface) flowchart builder tool, you can make visual novels easily with NO CODE.
What can I do with Joilly?
Originally, Joilly was created for the sole purpose of dating pixelated men.
Now, not only can you make visual novels/otome games, you can make dynamic slideshows and presentations, little interactive storybooks, or point and click games/interfaces, all with NO CODE.
How do I create Visual Novels?
You will need either Flash CS6 or Flash CC to create and export visual novels into HTML. After you export them, you can upload and build your visual novel using Joilly's GUI fl
Where are they now? Feature #01Just a few days ago, I was looking through our galleries and some of our corrections, and I wondered: Where are those artists now? Well, here are some corrections from as early as 2011, and some features showcasing where the artists are now and their most recent works. We definitely don't credit all the hard work and improvement the artist did to our redlines. But it's incredibly inspiring to see where our earliest members are today.Where are they now? Feature #018 months ago in Personal More Like This
2011 correction by Shattered-Earth for Lizalot
Lizalot in 2014
2011 correction by kibarockz79 for Broyam
Broyam in 2014
Macro Photography DD Roundup - MarchMacro Photography DD Roundup - March3 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
The Omega by A2Matos
Gone with the wind by MercedesCS
Love the Little Things by RainaAstaldo
Trip to Fungiland by WildberryPassion
black beetle by indojo
The time... by A1k3misT
please stay by JoannaRzeznikowska
Black and White by Geoluhread
-Commission Info-I am now also offering commissioned 'Print Pillows'!-Commission Info-4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can now choose any image from my gallery and I'll make it into a pillow for you!
Price: $20 USD each
Size: image size: 4x5 inch; total pillow size: 7x8 inch
Shipping will be extra. If interested note me with your country and postal/zip code and I can get a postage quote....but usually it's around $10.
Just send me a note (And a link to the desired image from my gallery) if your interested.
First come first serve.
---Updated January 2015---
To make things easier (for both of us) I have included a form for anyone wanting their commission done quicker. You don't need to include this but I just figured it would make things easier:
Preferred type of payment:
Which category (from the price lists below. example: character head to toe w background):
Name of character:
Age (approximately is fine):
Skin color/race (elf, drow, human, etc):
Most talented traditional artists on DeviantARTThere are so many great traditional artists on deviantART and I gain inspiration from them all. Some clearly do not get as much recognition as they should. In this list are the artists I feel have the most talent from what I have seen, artists that can do things few others can, or can create images I really respect. Thus, these are some of my favorite artists I have found so far on deviantART, if I were to make a top 20 as of 2011 this would be that list..Most talented traditional artists on DeviantART3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Has just amazing works, her colored pencil pieces are to die for, and the portraits and depections of children are second to none.
PE: Traditional ShadingTraditional ShadingPE: Traditional Shading1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello. This is iDJPanda on the topic of shading!
When I usually start into the shading process of something, I always struggle to see which kind of technique I can use to give the piece of art the type of wow that I want. But just like anything, there are MANY ways to do it! This can help you use different shading techniques for different textures. I'm gonna give you a few different ways you can shade (Try to shake it up! ). If you have any other ways you shade, please feel free to tell me!
One of my favorite, in this technique of shading, you go against what all elementary teachers told you. You scribble! When you shade like this, you'll come out with something that looks like this.
Using circular motions, you generate different shades. Spending more time, swirling makes the certain areas you want darker, and the less you swirl makes the other areas lighter.
Countdown to New Years: 9!Anime & Manga and Space & Si-Fi Countdown to New year!Countdown to New Years: 9!4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Countdown to New Years: 10!
walk in the forest by demitasse-lover
Forest Of Slumber by myhilaryForgotten Forest by Mastry01
Crystal Forest by NiconoffForest Gangsters by ArtistMEF
The Forest of Bleh by Spex84
Suspended City by J-Humphries
Be Creative for Fuck's Sake !thank you all !Be Creative for Fuck's Sake !2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Final SubmissionThat last batch of pictures I've just uploaded are the last I'll be submitting to DeviantART.Final Submission3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not going to deactivate my account but I won't be uploading any more images here, to a website that's played an important part in my life.
I first heard about dA from elbooga when we were in first year in college. It was the first time I'd seen art from so many amateurs in one place. I don't mean amateur in any kind of pejorative sense, but just a place for people who enjoy making pictures, some of whom maybe have aspirations of becoming professional some day, to upload art and submit it to the criticism of strangers.
Louise said I should sign up.
I said I would if she would.
So we did.
To silence, initially, but gradually the comments dripped in. None of the malice or disdain that would go on to define the feeling of setting foot into Youtube, just compliments. In the long run, that can obviously lead to abject complacency, as I've seen in a few people, but I was getting con
Manga Studio EX Tutorial: From Sketch to FinishFull page tutorial for a very lovely friend :iconjennycah:. I feel terribly guilty for not being around lately and for not being around to teach her the ropes of this wonderful program. I am going to use bullet points T3T<3 Make it easier if I have to refer back in the tutorial.Manga Studio EX Tutorial: From Sketch to Finish3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The set up. Click the sideways arrow and hide the beginners assistant. If you want this program to work it's best you'll have to use it the way it's meant to be used. The beginners assistant is fine when you are beginning but when you want to get more serious then this is the tutorial you need. Image below shows where said arrow is.
With this closed now go to window as marked in red.
Below are the windows you will need opened. So in the window tab enable, Tool Options, Navigator, Colour and Layers.
I already have my story prepared but I will walk through it anyway. Go to File>>
Taking your art to the next level in 2015!I am taking my art to the next level in 2015, who's with me?Taking your art to the next level in 2015!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I want to fall in love with art all over again. Going through the painful process of growth as the art-bones stretch and your creativity get's set loose after wondering if you had any creativity at all!
2015 marks a new year and a new start, make the most of it and don't start it unprepared!
Here follows a list of things I'd like to do in 2015. You could call it a bucket-list. You can copy mine or make your own, but this might give you some ideas for yourself.
1. Going through all the fundamentals all over again.
It has been a few years that I studied any fundamentals and they seem to be lost somewhere in a dusty corner of my brain. I will buy: Books, video's, classes and study it by drawing or painting the knowledge I get from this. After doing so I will discus the topics with some fellow artist friends and see if they have feedback or perhaps anything to add that I might have missed.
Here is a
A Beginner's Guide to Archery in Stock and ArtWith movies like Avengers, Brave and Hunger Games, 2012 seems to be the Year of the Archers and many artists have already been inspired to create their own archer characters.A Beginner's Guide to Archery in Stock and Art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Whether you're thinking about having one of your OCs pick up bow and arrow (in writing or drawing) or you're a stock artist who wants to create some decent archery stock, I hope this little guide helps you understand the wonderful thing that is archery.
First and foremost, a little disclaimer: For this article I will mainly draw from my own experiences over the past few years. I am what you'd call an intuitive or instinctive archer, which roughly comes closest to medieval-styled archery. At the moment I'm shooting a modern Samick bow (without stabilizer or sights) and am in the process of making my own recurve bow out of robinia wood (similar to a few bows you can see in my gallery).
However, in archery there are many styles and differences in material used, draw, stance, finger position etc. – it all depend
Collection: Space ArtCollection: Space Art6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There was once a time when art depicting the lands west of the Appalachian Mountains as pristine wilderness awaiting exploration was censured by church and state as distracting from more important matters of the common pieties of home life. But there have always been those who need visions of grander realms for the journeys they can only dream of experiencing, but that may one day be rest stops on their great–great–grandchildren’s celestial road maps.
“In space, race doesn't matter, nationality doesn't matter. In space, you see the world as a globe and you don't see the boundaries.”
– Maggie Aderin–Pocock
Fan Art Friday: How to Train Your DragonFan Art Friday: How to Train Your Dragon4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: We Have Dragons!
How to Train your Dragon by krissy
How to Train Your Dragon
The island of Berk once had a troublesome problem with looting airborne raiders, but thanks to Hiccup and his dragon/best friend, Toothless, a peaceful coexistence reigns in the Viking land. It wasn’t an easy undertaking to get to this point, but audiences all over have sure enjoyed the journey of these action packed films.
Conquer your artblockI think every artist out here has experienced it at least one time in their career: the so called artblock. A moment of total lack of inspiration that suddenly hits you, and leaves you unable to create. Most often the solution is to just wait. Most artblocks will solve automatically with time. But there are circumstances in which an artblock doesn't automatically disappear, or when you have deadlines to catch. In that case, you might be helped by some basic tips to conquer your artblock.Conquer your artblock10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the years, I've experienced an artblock (or writersblock, as they call it for fiction writers) many, many times. Most of them were short, but the longest lasted over 2 years. Most of them solved on their own. But sometimes I just needed that little bit of extra help. Therefore, I made a list with a few tips and tricks to make your artblock go away. Hopefully it'll help you as well as it did me.
Beat your fear
Most artblocks come from fear. The fear of not being able to