The Pitfalls of Speed PaintingI've been meaning to write about this for a while now, but recently a video popped on up Ctrl+Paint about the same topic and it encouraged me to finally talk about it. It's a practice that's been misconstrued and misunderstood for a while now, so I wanted to help people get a proper understanding on the subject.The Pitfalls of Speed Painting3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Speed painting has been something of a fad for 4 or 5 years now, even back when I was first starting digital work. Like many artists out there, I thought, "Sweet, I can do really cool work, really fast!" And like many artists out there, in the back of my head I was probably thinking, "This is easier than learning the normal way!"
Well, here's the main problem in regards to speed painting. Any of those really cool, realistic and well done speed paintings you see are done by professionals who have been painting for years and years. These a
What's that brush ?A lot of people ask about what kind of brush we use to get that pastely,textured, gouache- like quality for quite some time. Since it is kind of a hassle to create a tutorial for this, (we have to use MS paint to make/edit something like this, no lie), we could explain in more simpler terms. Follow the instructions carefully!What's that brush ?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We primarily use Photoshop CS3 for this, but it probably doesn't matter what version of Photoshop you use, I believe.
Go under the brush menu (the one that looks like a filing folder), and click Dry Media Brushes to use as your main brush, otherwise known as the Brush Tip Shape .
Click on Number 63 or 36 brush for the Brush Tip Shape.
Now, go under the Dual Brush setting, and choose Number 49 brush .
Go under the Spacing setting under the Dual Brush, and adjust the spacing a tad bit so you can get some of that fuzzy/ grainy texture.
Finally, go to the other Dynamics setting, and put
Any questions you would like me to answer?Just wanted to drop a note to thank everyone for their support. It means a lot! Should anyone have a question they would like me to answer go ahead...it would be a way for me to make up for my lack of feedback.Any questions you would like me to answer?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
9 reasons to appreciate ACRYLICS1. UNIVERSALITY - Acrylic are probably the most versatile of paints. You can thin them with water and use as watercolor (they will remain permanent upon drying, unlike watercolor), apply them in full strength, create textures.9 reasons to appreciate ACRYLICS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
2. COMBINABLE - This medium is very suitable to be combined with anything you wish - watercolor, ink, pencils, oils... Free your imagination and experiment!
3. NUMEROUS SUITABLE SURFACES - Acrylics can be used on paper, canvas, wood, metal and many more surfaces (this is true, even though they don't adhere towards some surfaces as promptly as oils). This is a great advantage, when you get used to this medium, you can paint at whatever material you've got available.
4. DON'T STINK - That's right, all of you that have experienced headaches caused by oil paint might just appreciate an acrylic vacation!
5. FAST DRYING TIME - Composition doesn't seem right after you put down your first layer? This is not a problem, wait half an hour
Photomanipulation walkthroughStep 1: Idea (message, composition)Photomanipulation walkthrough3 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
ART CONTEST! 2 DAYS LEFT! over $400 in PrizesA few in only 2 DAYS to go!! Make sure it doesn't slip your mind!ART CONTEST! 2 DAYS LEFT! over $400 in Prizes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's right everyone. I'm doing a new MANAWORLD art contest.
And the theme this time around?
SUMMERTIME! Just think of all the summer time fun to be had:
Beaches, BBQ's, Pool Parties, Boating, Fishing, Dancing, Games, Swimsuits etc etc.
The Rules: Are fairly straight forward. Simply draw, ink, paint etc. Any of the characters from MANAWORLDCOMICS (just add a .com on there to find the page) involved in some summertime fun! (And yes you can have multiple characters in the same image if you want.)
NOTE: It can be R or even X-rated if you want to have some very naughty fun with Syx and/or the rest of them. BUT if it doesn't adhere to DA rules please post on Hentai Foundry or Email image to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now MANAWORLD is a Fantasy setting, but you can take some liberties.
Entries will be featured here on my DA page as well as in the MANAWORLD DA group. (Unless it violat
Sioraiocht Spring ContestSioraiocht Spring Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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The deadline for the contest has been pushed back the 16th of July 12pm GMT. This is the last extension. Please plan accordingly.
Hello! After some deliberation I've decided it is time to hold my first contest. It's going to be based on my story and original characters. The theme is spring. You are free to interpret this time in any way you choose.
My story is set in a contemporary Dublin, but in an alternative timeline where magic is possible. Visually, this means the world has been influenced by different historical periods as the supernatural world seems somewhat more archaic than its technolog
Christmas Contest ^_^ClosedSo the contest is over and soon we will tell you the winnersChristmas Contest ^_^Closed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just wanted to let you know that we extend the contest for one week cause there is a member who still some time.
So the new deadline is now Jan. 27th.
I just wanted to remember you that the contest will end on Jan. 20th. So that means just one week is left
If someone of you need a bit more time, please leave a comment and we will extend it
Since the year ends soon and Christmas is coming we thought to open a new lil contest. As the title says its all about Christmas
So the rules are very simple...
- Just draw something sweet, cute or funny related to the Gr
Illustrations...A lot of work I see passing by now a days is illustration, promotional artwork or so called "hero: pieces.Illustrations...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Concept art that has turned into an illustration or just illustrations which have concepted elements in them.
For those who don't know, a concept piece should define the materials and shapes well enough so that a modeler can model it, a special effect guy can make it, a costume designer can make it etc. From most movie and game company's the concept art never sees daylight and the work that does are promotional pieces which are very different from the actual concept work done in the pre-vis (or pre-visualization) phase.
I was thinking about adding an illustrations folder to the groups gallery for such work so that there is less confusion about this matter.
What do you guys think?
Win 1500 Points #3Hello guys,Win 1500 Points #33 years ago in Personal More Like This
this is a new 1500 Points Giveaway for you. But before we start I want to announce - SURPRISE, SURPRISE - the winner of the last 1500 Points Giveaway from March (3 months ago, OMG!). I was away for quite some time so that's why I am belated big time! So here we go:
And the winner of 1500 DeviantPOINTS is
For runner ups read the previous journal.
In order to participate you have to do this:
FAV this journalFAV this deviation:
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Buy the sticker hereVISIT HJLyn's page and check her lovely gallery full of fancy fashion designs! She is my winner of
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
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Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
WIN ONE YEAR PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP - SEMI HIATUS Between 18.01-25.01 I'M NOT HERE. I'm heading to the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice to watch Starctaft II tournaments and to visit my friends and family. I will have a very limited internet connection durning that timeWIN ONE YEAR PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP - SEMI HIATUS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I finally got my holiday calendar for the next year (I'm a working woman ) and I will be away on 18th-31 January.
So, because of that I'm extending the contests deadline date to 3rd FEBRUARY
Now you have more time to finish your works
Fellow contest participants, please remember that I don't watch everyone on DA and if you drawn an entry for my contest please submit it to the gallery folder here http://the-black-mirage.deviantart.com/gallery/40452409 or send a note, comment.. anything. I don't want to miss any of your wonderful entries~!
The contest topic is: Draw a character(or characters) from Mirage Noir
The characters are:
Design Aquatic OCs Winners announced!Design me two aquatic OCs, win twice!Design Aquatic OCs Winners announced!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconrites-of-passage: 's First Contest
Starts: August 11, 2012
Deadline: November 15, 2012 midnight (no extension) http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/asia/philippines/
Reason for the "no extension" policy?
The end date was originally Oct. 15, 2012, so I think a month of extension is enough!
For second place to be included there must be at least 20 entries. For third place to be included there must be at least 40 entries. And so on... etc., etc.!
So, if you want to raise your chances of winning, be sure to encourage your friends to participate!
Aquatic Creatures drawn in two sets of category:
This a drawing / painting contest, so no writngs or photography or photomanipulations.
The contestant may choose to draw for just one category if he/she wishes to!
I'm currently constructing a story/comic/manga i
HUKUM MELUKISArtikel 1 :HUKUM MELUKIS5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Saya menpunyai masalah berkaitan dengan hukum melukis komik.Saya minat utk melukis komik dan masalah saya ialah saya mendengar sesuatu hadis yang berbunyi mengatakan ''Allah melaknat tukang lukis''.Jadi saya pun gelisah dan saya ada niat nak melukis utk berdakwah jadi macam mana itu ustaz?
Hukum melukis gambar bergantung kepada gambar yang dilukis dan tujuan ia dilukis. Perinciannya adalah seperti berikut;
a) Jika yang dilukis itu adalah gambar-gambar Tuhan yang disembah selain Allah seperti patung-patung berhala dan sebagainya, pelukisnya adalah kafir. Lukisan sebeginilah yang diancam dengan siksaan oleh Allah sebagaimana sabda Nabi s.a.w.;
إِنَّ أَشَدَّ النَّاسِ عَذَاباً يَوْمَ الْ
Introducing Commissions on deviantART1. List Commission availability on your profileIntroducing Commissions on deviantART2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Commissions Widget showcases your offerings, showing potential clients that you are accepting requests.
2. Client request Commissions
Commission requests are sent to the artist's Message Center, allowing them to accept or reject the request.
3. You receive payment, you deliver artwork
Artists can track their Commission transactions and generate real profit through My Earnings, garnering 80% royalty on each transaction. Earnings can then be withdrawn as a check, via PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.
The new My Correspondence page gives you access to all of your correspondence messages, including Commissions and Group requests. Comments and replies can also be left on accepted commission requests, for a more convenient experience for buyer and seller alike.
The 80% Royalty, Explained
[CLOSED] Giveaway:One Year deviantART SubscriptionThanks to deviantART's generous new promotion I am giving away a one year deviantART subscription! All you have to do to enter is +fav this journal![CLOSED] Giveaway:One Year deviantART Subscription2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This giveaway is now closed and the contest winner was 1nkl1ng ! Congratulations!
For more chances to win and for getting notified about upcoming contests and giveaways, please follow @AutodidactLaura on Twitter! Don't forget to retweet!
win $30 or 2400 points (updated)Edit 1 (Prize updated) : 1st place will also receive a a chibi from :iconAnimaMagica: along with the cash/point prize, plus 2nd and 3rd place will also receive headshot from :iconAnimaMagica:win $30 or 2400 points (updated)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edit 2 (Another prize update) : 1st place will now also receive a knee up picture from me, 2nd place will receive a waist up picture from me, and 3rd place will receive a headshot from me. I hope adding these new prizes gets you all pumped up.
Edit 3 (OC info update) : Just in case you guys didn't see it before, these are just my original OCs here, but I have actually a ton more and you are free to draw any of them. They can all be found here http://akira-13.deviantart.com/favourites/53535929
Edit 4 (Prize update) Full body for 1st, half body for 2nd, and a bust for 3rd by :iconmomo-kuroi:
Edit 5 (Deadline change) Due to people asking for a little more time I have changed the deadline to June 6th which
200 Points giveaway!Closed.Hello, sweeties!200 Points giveaway!Closed.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm sending some warm holiday hugs and kisses
I wish you a Happy New 2013, lots of love, health and success
I decided to make someone smile again, so I want to give 200 points to one lucky deviant.
All you have to do in order to participate is:
favorite this journal
*it is not required to comment on this journal nor watch me/fave my works,
but if you do any of these, thank you
I will use random.org generator to pick the winner.
Have fun and good luck
Congrats and enjoy your points!
Draw This Again ContestBack to SchoolDraw This Again Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.
To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.
50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will receive bundles of prizes. Details below.
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 Art3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Christmas Giveaway : 4000PTS, Premium Membership!THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSEDChristmas Giveaway : 4000PTS, Premium Membership!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED
Winners can be seen here: http://fav.me/d5p4te2
Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! This is going to be by far my biggest giveaway ever! Every month since September you've had a chance to win points or premium membership. Now you have a shot to win a share of 4000 points or a premium membership!
Grand Winner: 2000 Points!!!
First Runner-Up: 1000 Points!!
Second & Third Runner-Up: 500 Points!
(2) Three-Month Premium Memberships
How to Win
To enter, simply this journal entry!
Winners will be chosen by random drawing on December 24th, 2012.
For more chances to win and for getting notified about upcoming contests and giveaways, please follow @AutodidactLaura on Twitter! Don't forget to retweet!
Bits of Home: The spice rackWhat with being located on the old Spice Road, and with my cataloguing tendencies, the diversity of spices always exerted some fascination on me; now that I cook on a daily basis, with a preference for food from that general area, it's become an obsession. When I started keeping an eye out for good spice racks, I found the market terribly disappointing, with most items on offer consisting in neat-looking but laughable shelves of 5-6 jars. You get ugly stuff with 10 or 12 jars, and the best I could find was this 16-jar thing and as you can see, I almost immediately had more spices than it could fit.Bits of Home: The spice rack3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rotating gimmick: NOT so practical.
So I took matters into my own hands, or rather my carpenters' capable hands. I head to the carpenters' whenever I need something it would be tedious (or costly) to find on the market, and they know me well by now. I had them make my bed (and the beds of other people since, as they are conveniently located next to a mattress shop, so the routine is: