Resources/Advice - Anatomy and PosesPreviously: Heads and Faces and Stuff to Listen to While DrawingResources/Advice - Anatomy and Poses6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Starting off, we have my all time favorites!
Simplifying the figure: This is my very favorite anatomy deviation and I still come back to it when I need to amp myself up for drawing some anatomies. It’s just so simplified yet still accurate! It makes breaking down the body into simple shapes easier to understand. When I start working out a person’s anatomy, this is what they’ll look like, because details get in the way at that point and structure and form are what’s important to get down.
Muscles: One of the best resources on the internet for anatomy is
Unrestricted Use Stock Directory 270 Members270 members! :iconeagerbeaverplz:Unrestricted Use Stock Directory 270 Members5 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Need faces?We've already had "Need references?" and "Need textures?", time for something else. This actually is about references again, but about these more specified ones. Emotions. How many times have you wondered why is that the faces you draw look as empty as dead? Depicting moods can be a very hard task. Try sketching yourself (yes, a mirror would be a nice thing to have in this case), pull faces at diffrent angles, change light. And take a look at these below. Compare.Need faces?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wise man by Mithgariel-stockJR Portrait 4 -stock by BiggieShortyManic Emotion 2 by RobynRose
By the seaside 12 by intergalacticstockMale Stock 75 by birdsistersstockFace34 by faestockEscape 002 by D-emo-stockJodi Sunshine Girl 21 by FantasyStock
Lockstock Crying 01 by lockstockCrying Girl by MaLiCi0uZ:thumb119293518:spooky bride 41 by Lisajen-stockFallen Angel XI by fetishfaerie-stock
cracking up by Treeclimber-StockMan Laughing 14865333 by StockProject1VStock Crazy Laugh 02 by lockstockTank and Jeans ::Stock 139:: by spiked-stock
singing 2 by MissKayaStockJessie Stock 01 by kuskostock:
Stock rules All my stocks and textures are FREE for members of deviantArt, but they are still my photos.Stock rules3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Bog Witch Tutorial Pt.2!Hey everyone!Bog Witch Tutorial Pt.2!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to drop on here and let you know that the 2nd part of my Bog Witch tutorial is available for purchase! Same as the previous, only $5 for over 5 hours of video w/commentary covering my technique using grayscale to color in photoshop. Here is a trailer I made showing quick samples of the things I cover in the videos!
I hope you enjoy the tutorial and please share with me your results!
You can get the tutorial(s) here - https://gumroad.com/daverapoza
(paypal options are at the bottom of each description)
Rat Anatomy Compilation.Rats are very fascinating little creatures. They have small hands like humans, minus the thumbs. They are intelligent and social, and each rat has a unique personality. They can also easily stand on their hind legs, making them an easy transition to an anthropomorphic form for stories and art.Rat Anatomy Compilation.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately, though, they are damn difficult to draw, and there are precious few resources for those wishing to delve into their anatomical structure (certainly me included). So I will be collecting references, both photos and drawings, that I think might be helpful to someone looking to draw my charming friend Rattus norvegicus (and perhaps some of his closest family members). I will probably add to this from time to time as I find new resources, so please feel free to suggest things that you think might be useful!
Scans from "An Illustrated Dissection Guide to the Rat," by Allen Kurta
Lineart only, these are not gory
Rat Skeleton: http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x254/CJArtist
Fantastic Stock and where to find it - Feature 16I’ve been making a collection of some of the brilliant stock artistsFantastic Stock and where to find it - Feature 163 years ago in Art Features More Like This
works that I have come across. It started off as stock I can’t provide
myself so I look for other peoples so I can suggest them. The way I
choose is quite odd, when I see a stock image I have an instant image in
my head of what I could do or create out of that piece of stock. The
image also has to be crystal clear and easily altered.
Anyway, Check them out, I’m sure you’ll agree, just click on their deviation.
A bit of trouble 2 by myladyserenity Twig the Fairy 2 by bellefoto Your Biggest Fan 11 by Paintbox-Stock Sarah C Angel Dark 2a by jagged-eye Parasol 07 by Paintbox-Stock Laverna 1 by kirilee :thumb291125997: demon 4 by perfectmuse :thumb290919205: Lucy stock 27 by Random-Acts-Stock Lucy stock 29 by Random-Acts-Stock Lucky Wizard 1a by jagged-eye The deity 2 by PYRETTABLAZEMODEL Stock 235 by Lady-Moriendistock :thumb290477432: Stock 230 by Lady-Moriendistock :thumb29034
UNRESTRICTED USE STOCK ACCOUNTS If you want to be part of this list, with its unrestricted stocks, post in the comments I'll add.UNRESTRICTED USE STOCK ACCOUNTS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(Before using stock, check the rules on the artist's page to verify that they have not changed. )If you have an unrestricted stock account and would like to be included in the list above, all the images in your account must be unrestricted.
I found it interesting disclose. I took this information here:
Other journals with lists of stocks unrestricted:
HOW TO USE MY STOCK(Update August 2012)HOW TO USE MY STOCK5 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction."
Since I no longer have time to track and +fav every use of my stock, you are encouraged to post a link to your use of the stock on the comment area of each image, so others can see your work.
Email is the best/only way to reach me. Do not email me unless you are sure it's important! I am firstname.lastname@example.org
MY RULES ("'Do as thou will't shall be the whole of the law")
You are required to give me appropriate credit as photographer where and however possible. My stock is free; the way you 'pay' to use it is by crediting me. It doesn't need to be in big letters on the image, it can be in text or a link or in liner notes, or whatever - but it's your responsibility to acknowledge if my work contributes significantly to yours. If you post a link, I prefer it to be to my personal website ( www.ranum.com ) My real name is
Commission pricelistPlease, send me a note, if you have any questions.Commission pricelist5 years ago in Personal More Like This
[Now are open:
-custom requests for polymer clay dragon pendants
-2 slots for dragon tattoo design]
~Note me, if you're interested~
Little F.A.Q. about my commissions.
I do next commissions:
A. Different handmade things
~~~1.Polymer clay pendants:
~~~~~~1.1.Polymer clay dragons (I don't make OC's; custom colors are available) [OPEN]
~~~~~~1.2.Polymer clay winged rats (custom colors are available) [closed]
~~~2.Stone paintinings - necklaces [closed]
I don't do custom sculptures this time, sorry.Woldwide international shipping, tracking number will be provided.
B. Feather paintings [closed]
~~~~I'm not able to ship feathers to Australia, USA, Germany, Canada. Other countries- ask in your post-office.
C.Traditional art [closed]
~~~2. Watercolor pain
Mini Horror Reviews - Friday The 13th (1980)Mini Horror Reviews - Friday The 13th (1980)3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In this Issue
Friday The 13th
Jason Friday the 13th 09 by bonslyforever
It's October and the sacred 31 days of Halloween are upon us-time to get your gore on! The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween candy has been out since Labor Day. So while you’re waiting in the Starbucks line for an overpriced double pumpkin spice whatever, pass the time with this year’s scary movies reviews!
A reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding types8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
When I tell people I'm a bookbinder they often think I make only one type of book; the library kind. That, however, is only one of the many ways an artist can create a book. For me, it's a fun challenge to pick the right binding style to go with the purpose of the book. Whether it is a novel that needs to look really classy or medieval, a sketchbook for a graphic novelist or a paper about connections that lets me show the binding. In this article I'm going to tell you a little bit about all the types of bookbinding that I know. I'm not going into details but, if possible, I will link to images and tutorials that do.
If you're here for inspiration: this guide is pretty long. I recommend scrolling through the images first!
To make a start...
The different ways of binding books can be broken down into two general groups: adhesive bindings and non-adhesive bindings. Adhesive b
Providing constructive criticism to group members*Please note that Im writing this from my personal experience. I did not copy this text from somewhere; I wrote this by myself to share my knowledge and advice with those who need it. I might have made a mistake somewhere or missed something, but Im still learning, like most of us.Providing constructive criticism to group members4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Why is giving constructive criticism in a group so important, you ask?
Well, the reason for giving critiques in general is quite obvious to help other artists improve, to share your opinion, to give your input on how you perceive ones work. Why would you want to do that? Because youre nice and polite person that wants to help others, of course.
With this growing number of groups on dA, I noticed that not a lot of group administrators are giving proper feedback. Most of us are just amateurs, trying to learn more about the kind of art were interested in.
Not all of us have premiums memberships, but why couldnt regular members give their opinion anyway? The grou
Huge Lifer-winning Tattoo-Colouring Art Contest!I got a new tattoo: http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/033/1/4/vinca_tattoo_by_crunchward-d4ofsl2.jpgHuge Lifer-winning Tattoo-Colouring Art Contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Perspective image: http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/427254_10151280633085438_521670437_22878606_1985189028_n.jpg
I've also drawn up a template: http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/033/e/c/vinca_template_by_crunchward-d4ofzzq.png
for a colouring contest.
You DO NOT have to stay within the boundaries of the template. You CAN highlight the outside line, add glows etc. I've deliberately allowed space to expand this tattoo.
The winner will be picked based on:
1. How well I predict it will look as a tattoo colouring
2. How likely I would be to tattoo the coloring on myself.
(i.e I wouldn't get a pretty, sparkly, flowery, pink tattoo.. Which doesn't mean I wouldn't get SOME of it pink.. But I'm sure you all get the general idea..)
The winner will also receive their choice of any one for-life digo from the following list:
For Life: Dragon
For Life: Phoenix
For Life: Tricol
Elemental Contest (Contest Over)Elemental ContestElemental Contest (Contest Over)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The contest in now over. Thank you to all that joined!!! The results will be announced within the week, so stay tuned!
Check out the entries!!
Elemental Contest Entries
It is now time for our August contest. I'm excited to see what our members do with this!
NOTE: There will be no extension for any contest I host. If no one enters, that contest is voided. If only one person enters, that person wins a cancellation prize!
THEME: Create an entry that relates to the elements like fire, water, darkness, etc. Click here for inspiration: Elemental
MEDIAL All mediums allowed
START AND END DATES: Aug. 14- Oct. 14
--Must be a
Hearts (+ Love) Plz Account ListLast Updated January 7, 2013Hearts (+ Love) Plz Account List2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A driver is pulled over by a policeman.Man:iconpervmonkeyplz:: :iconsaysplz:Is there a problem Officer?A driver is pulled over by a policeman.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Officer::iconkyleoniplz::iconsaysplz: Sir, you were speeding.
Man::iconpervmonkeyplz::iconsaysplz: Oh I see.
Officer: :iconkyleoniplz::iconsaysplz:Can I see your licence please?
Man: :iconpervmonkeyplz::iconsaysplz:I'd give it to you but I don't have one.
Officer::iconannoyeddotdotdotplz::iconsaysplz: Don't have one?
Man: :iconyoyorealysadplz::iconsaysplz:Lost it 4 times for drunk driving
Officer: :iconcomeatmeplz::iconsaysplz:I see...Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.
Man::iconyoyorealysadplz::iconsaysplz: I can't do that.
Officer::iconkyleoniplz::iconsaysplz: Why not?
Man::iconahemplz: :iconsaysplz:I stole this car.
Officer::iconannoyeddotdotdotplz::iconsaysplz: Stole it?
Man: :iconyoyosarcasmplz::iconsaysplz:Yes, and I killed the owner.
Officer: :iconshockplz::iconsaysplz:You what?
Man::iconmonkeyclap::iconsaysplz: She's in the t
January Art Classes Begin TodayEvery TUESDAY and THURSDAY at 4:00 pm Eastern-Time we will have FREE online live-stream painting lessons for approximately 2 hours.January Art Classes Begin Today2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We'll cover everything from lighting, shading, saturation, contours--faces, shapes, colours, how-to's as well for eyes, noses and other facial styles, as well as many other subjects. We will have lessons on other days depending on time and demand, but you can count on the Tuesday and Thursday meets. For those who want their work critiqued, email me today so I can prepare them! Email is email@example.com Thanks!
It'll be interactive and we'll have lots of fun. I offer paint-overs and critiques for your paintings and provide you with as much knowledge as I can. Questions are always welcomed and encouraged, we're here to learn and have fun! So far its been a blast and I've seen MASSIVE improvement from my students!
Let me know if you're gonna join so I know the volume of people who will be joining.
The live-stream link is the icon below the journal, b
Commissions CLOSED!STATUS: CLOSEDCommissions CLOSED!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
(all slots taken, will be open again as soon as I finish the current batch! THANK YOU!)
SORRY I DON'T RESERVE SLOTS WHEN COMMISSIONS STATUS IS CLOSED!
NOTE: Please read carefully the rules, before reserving your slot! AND REMEMBER: ONLY EUROS AND ONLY PAYPAL.
If you are not familiar with Euros, here it is a converter --> [link]
COMMISSION REQUEST CHART: Commission Infos Needed
Commissioned works: [link]
And for any question don't hesitate to ask me! ^__^
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Artists Toolbox: Oilpainting EquipmentOilpainting EquipmentArtists Toolbox: Oilpainting Equipment1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In the history of art you will hardly find another technique that has a better reputation than oil painting. It is an extremely versatile technique, the luminosity of the color is unmatched and it is proven and tested through centuries.
For more reasons why oil paints are awesome, read this excellent article by jane-beata:
9 reasons to adore OIL PAINT
This article is intended for beginners (although I hope some experienced artists can learn something too) and will introduce the tools required for oil painting
All pictures my own, click to enlarge.
Oil paints have a viscous consistency and are usually packaged into tubes. The pigment is suspended in a drying oil, usually linseed oil. Oil paints do not dry by evaporation like water color or acrylic color, but by oxidation of the oil. Due to this, they take a
So you want to do commissions? Part I - StartingGreetings everyone. I was asked to make a news article at one point about how should one go about taking commissions, and I decided to do one better. I'm going to make a short series of them, broken up into several parts. I state for the record, that I am not an expert by any means, nor that what I tell you is absolutely, positively, 100% the correct way to do things. These articles are guides that will hopefully help you get started and beyond as you find your way.So you want to do commissions? Part I - Starting6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Part I, this article, deals with an artist who is starting out to take commissions. Future articles will cover what to expect from their clients, what the clients should expect from you, how to protect yourself, how a client should protect themselves, and anything else that people suggest. I know not everyone will agree with these articles, but please, if you don't agree, make suggestions so that others can see some alternatives.
Without further adieu, let's
Disaster in ZOO Prague - deliver Woxys projectHi pals.Disaster in ZOO Prague - deliver Woxys project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am really sad to write this.
The Czech republic was hit by floods again. The event made the headlines of world press / news agentures.
Unfortunately, the flood damaged also ZOO Prague.
You know, ZOO Prague was hit by very serious flood in 2002. It totally destroyed the low part of the complex - although the ZOO was in touch with the responsible authorities, they were given a wrong estimation of the highest level of Vltava river. As a result, the ZOO staff did not have enough time to evacuate all the animals. Although the keepers often risked their lives (f.e. when the ZOO was already flooded, they used boats to transport the anesthetized gorillas, potentionally very dangerous animals, to safety), more than 100 animals died. It included a hippo, a lion, a young male gorilla, an elephant.... It was a terrible distaster and I already wrote a special journal about it: http://woxys.deviantart.com/art/Sad-memory-FLOODS-in-ZOO-Prague-Videos-234648958. The symbol of the flood in 200
Valentine's day PLZ |PlzCatalogThis is official PlzCatalog group's PLZ listing. Visit our page to find more lists.Valentine's day PLZ |PlzCatalog3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Mastering TypographyMastering TypographyMastering Typography2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Typography is a rather obscure field, which is quite odd because typography is in everything you read. As such, it’s very important for a graphic designer to know everything there is to know about typography and preferably also the history and anatomy of typefaces. Bad typography is usually only consciously noticeable by type geeks (like me), however even someone who knows absolutely nothing about typography will find text with bad typography harder to read. In this article you will learn some basic principles and features to advance your typography.
Before we have a look at the features to improve your typography we have to select the right software. A few features which will be discussed in this article can be used pretty much regardless of the software but for most things you have to use genuine design software, so a program like Microsoft Word won’t suffice. You can achiev