PE: Importance of AnatomyThe importance of anatomy.PE: Importance of Anatomy2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Understanding anatomy is crucial to many aspects of your art.
You'll notice that anatomy is essential for drawing. It becomes difficult to accurately draw a complex pose, or even a simple one, if you don't understand what's under all that skin or fur, or even bark. Knowing how everything fits together is important.
Once you notice where that certain muscle is, shading and form become much more accurate and more natural. Knowing why the nose and eyes fall where they do make it much easier to draw from memory, and nail that natural look you were going for.
Learning the anatomy of the subject you're going to draw is quite important, and will definitely help you on several levels.
It's also easier to drawing sequences of movement. One will know what connects to what, and how they move. What is possible, and what isn't. (Range of motion)
Drawing people and other animals can be intimidating. Once you have a solid foundation, it's much easier
Tutorial.Okay, here it is! My Video Tutorial. It's not too long, around 30 minutes of time lapse with me chatting / trying to give advice / effing rambling! Hopefully I don't sound like too much of an idiot >_> The time lapse is of the painting that I continued to work on (through livestream). It's in HD so the quality is quite nice. The tutorial doesn't go through to the end of the painting. It just covers the way I paint, if you want to watch more of it, the rest of the painting is available to watch on demand through my Livestream channel. I'm not sure how helpful my attempt at a tutorial is, but hopefully it'll answer some of the questions I get!Tutorial.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
p.s. I'm sorry I called you a dick Camtasia! I MEANT Cam Studio >___>
Any more questions? Formspring me !
Thanks for watching my LS too guys, I'll be doing more in the future.
Fast lane to becoming a better artist.I often get this very question: How did you get this good this fast?Fast lane to becoming a better artist.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now as I consider myself not being as good as people tell me, even struggling quite often with being an artist in general.
I do know how to get better and how to reach it fast. I'm still growing as I go and it's the main thing that keeps me going.
You need to get into the right mindset and the rest will follow. With the rest I mean:
3. Positive energy.
4. The NEED to draw.
Seeing growth in your work gives you the courage to work harder. You know that feeling when you're just about done with an image
and feel like this image is better than your last one, that great feeling. Use it!
Do studies! Lots of them!! Make film shot studies, live object studies, master-painting studies. They will teach you a lot about composition, lighting, colors, shapes storytelling etc.
You will hardly notice that you are learning thing
XBOne... fixed.To everyone who says picking on Microsoft for their consumer unfriendly bullshit was "being unnecessarily mean," take a look at this. Don Mattrick just announced that Microsoft is back peddling with the XBOne, removing the disastrously awful features we've been bashing them for trying to inflict on us.XBOne... fixed.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.
For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.
Since unveiling our plans for X
What do do as an artist in training.There are many ways to Rome they say. But I find most aspiring artists lost and asking me for guidanceWhat do do as an artist in training.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
and this is what I tell them.
Find out for yourself what you really want to do with art, there are so many different professions.
Graphic designer, Concept artist (mobile and high end), Illustrator of bookcovers, or card games.
Once you can make your pick, or at least pick 1 or 2 you must find the best work on the market in those fields.
Find out what makes the best art of your favorite field the best art. What do they paint? How do they paint it? With knowing this you can find out about the things you need to study.
The most basic study aims are the following:
What forms of light art there? And how does it influence things?
The book Color and Light by James Gurney will give you a lot of insight.
How do you paint shapes? How do you light them the right way?
You will learn a l
1000 points Giveaway! ~CLOSED~1000 points Giveaway! ~CLOSED~5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Contest for you!
1. This contest is only for my watchers so Watch me > http://malknox.deviantart.com/
2. Fav this jounal.
600 deviantart points
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For selecting winners:
Assassin's Creed II QuotesSome quotes are both in Italian and English.Assassin's Creed II Quotes4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Self expression is vital in understanding and enjoying life." - Maria Auditore
Maria: You should find an outlet.
Ezio: I have plenty of outlets.
Maria: I meant beside vaginas.
"I'm not contented to capture the world. I want to change it." - Leonardo Da Vinci
"May death provide the peace you sought. Requiescat in Pace." - Mario Auditore
"Meglio essere felici in questa vita che aspirare a esserlo nella prossima. Requiescat in Pace."("Better to be content in this life, than aspire to it in the next. Rest in peace.") - Ezio Auditore
"While I thought that I was learning to live, I have been learning how to die."―Leonardo da Vinci
"Ora sei libero dalla paura. Requiescat in Pace." ("Be free of your fear now. Rest in peace.")- Ezio Auditore
"Che tu possa alfine trovare riposo nel corpo e nella mente. Requiescat in Pace." ("May your body and mind at last be still. Rest in peace.") - Ezio Auditore
"La fede d
Traditional Art Tutorials on DeviantArtTraditional Art Tutorials on DeviantArtTraditional Art Tutorials on DeviantArt4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A lot of people want to learn to draw and paint better but they just don't know where to start. You don't need an expensive art course to learn and progress, sometimes the answers are not far away. On DeviantArt, artists not only share their artworks but many of them are willing to share their working secrets, they create tutorials and FAQ journals or simply answer to your notes if you ask them. When you know what you want to improve, searching for a good tip gets even easier.
▲ ANATOMY tutorials
▲ COLOR tutorials
1/50 for 150 +Fav Raffle & March Lineart ConteHelp spread the word and +Fav This Journal1/50 for 150 +Fav Raffle & March Lineart Conte3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For your chance to win 150 dA points!
For every 50 people that +Fav this journal (up to 500, so +Fav it quick) a random winner will be chosen from the +Fav listing to be awarded 150 points. Therefore, you have at least a 1/50 chance to win 150 dA points!
Winners will be drawn on March 13th, so get in quick!
The :iconcolor-me-club: Presents
---== THE MARCH LINEART CONTEST ==---
REACH FOR THE STARS/SANCTUARY
You may choose one of two themes this month - either 'Reach for the Stars' or 'Sanctuary.' You may also attempt to mesh them together in some creative fashion, but you aren't required to. If you'd rather just run with a single theme, that is perfectly acceptable!
As is the norm (well, new norm...so make that norm-ish...) of color-me-club contests, debates surged forth from prospective contest participants expressing th
Feb. Contest + FAV THIS JOURNAL RAFFLE:iconitbeginsplz:Feb. Contest + FAV THIS JOURNAL RAFFLE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, we're doing it again! We're bringing back the 1/50 for 150 raffle!
All you have to do is +Fav this journal to put yourself in the running to win 150 dA points. There will be multiple names drawn in this raffle; one for every fifty people who participate. So you have, at minimum, a 1/50 chance of scoring some major pointage!
The raffle caps at 400 +Fav's, so we'll have a maximum of 8 winners. Only the first 400 will be eligible to win, so you gotta be quick. Prizes will only be given to accounts created previous to the start of this contest. Sorry newbies, gotta keep things legit.
The names will be drawn on February 12th. Best of luck, folks!
Secondly, donations are now OPEN at :iconcmc-donations:. All donors will not only get that warm fluffy feeling of inner-peace, but they'll be judiciously thanked an
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Life.Life is what you make it..... Taking care of yourself, taking care of others...Supporting others.Life.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Being kind without being vulnerable....
Experiencing and defeating the everlasting negative that exists in this world.... that which should strengthen you once grief leaves the soul. To live in the present. To free the soul of any resentment and ill-thought... To forgive....
To forgive yourself, and forgive others....
Seeing the world in different perspectives...from many angles.
To not let coin be the basis of existence in your world....To absorb the many values of life... Nature, People, Places <3
I'm feeling very poetic tonight.
and I just watched Spartacus. I really love how they talk in that show.
Hope you all have a good weekend.
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.
Mythical Creatures Design Challenge!Mythical Creatures Design Challenge!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Remember reading about Greek and Roman mythology in school? What about the folklore you’ve heard while camping or during bedtime stories? We’re challenging you to harness those tales of old and make a design for a t-shirt featuring mythical creatures!
Think about fantastical beasts renowned in folklore and myth -- unicorns, dragons, and other mythical animals that you’ve seen in films or books. Now, get inspired by those creatures and let’s see something awesome!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantART t-shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose 2 designs based on the highest-voted submissions.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on t-shirts for all to see!
This time around, we’re challenging you to design a t-shirt inspired by the world
Fourty Eighth Entry: Livestream (Online)Livestream here: OnlineFourty Eighth Entry: Livestream (Online)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Doin' some requast.
Devious Journal EntryI'm depressed! The next Doctor Who episode is in 8 months! HOW CAN I SURVIVE!?Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My last Cgtuts+ TUTORIAL, Zbrush+KeyshotSe acaba de publicar mi śltimo Tutorial en el que explico como esculpir y renderizar el siguiente personaje con Zbrush y KeyshotMy last Cgtuts+ TUTORIAL, Zbrush+Keyshot1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Gracias a tods!!
They just released my last tutorial in which I explain how to sculpt and render the next character with Zbrush and Keyshot
The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A Pop Culture Interpretation of The Supernatural
Every culture around the world created gods and other mythical beings by mixing and matching fanged and taloned animal parts—e.g., enormous eagle heads on lions’ bodies—human beings have always seemed to need to believe there are powerful and usually quite vengeful supernatural beings lurking just beyond the candlelight.
Supernatural beings come to serve several purposes:
They kept people on the lighted path of truth and goodness, fearful of exploring beyond;
They were a reminder of the punishment we deser
Unicornpandabear!!!!My friend just got a deviantart account! Yay! Her stuffness is really good, and even though she hasn't even filled out the "Paint A Picture of You" thing, you should check out her page and her art later. She's doing it right now, so... CHECK IT OUT PPL!!Unicornpandabear!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: She finally has something up! So GO CHECK IT OUT PPL!