Isometric Fractal Art Tutorial - Part 2In this tutorial, i will explain how i created some of my recent "isometric" works. For example:Isometric Fractal Art Tutorial - Part 28 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Softwares needed: Apophysis and Chaotica.
Prerequisites: you will need some previous knowledge on how to use Apo and Chaotica. If you have any doubts, please check those out:
Apophysis ManualChaotica ManualXaos RevealedChaotica Editor Basics
Plugins used: square.
Tip 4 - creating blocks from blank
You can use weights (xaos) to create blocks or groups of elements, to move around several parts of the tile a
Hints and Tips #1Hello and welcome to the first instalments of 'Hints & Tips' andHints and Tips #11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I hope these short and simple Tutorials will help boost and
inspire YOU to learn and create your own works in the many
forms and mediums that you may work in.
SO... The first Hint/Tip is -
FIXING WARPED FINISHED WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
(lumpy or uneven surface)
1- The warped painting
2 - Turn the painting around and cover the back
with plenty of water from corner to corner
3- Place in a large hardback book between blank pages
4- Close the book and place something heavy on it and wait
30 to 50 minutes so that the pages absorb the moisture
5- You open the book and the painting is flat
=to show that it doesn't remove paint, here is the finished piece=
I hope this helps
Fake Pen pressure in SAI---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?vn7mTkipR-E&feature=youtu.beFake Pen pressure in SAI2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope it helps you guys
5 Nuzlocke cliches I don't likeHey everyone! I decided to make a different kind of list today of something that I've seen a lot in the Nuzlocke community. There is an overflow of comics and so many authors wanting to stand out from the crowd, and this is a normal ocurrance when it comes to artistic mediums. It is natural to feel frustrated and not being able to be recognized within a fandom with so many people. Even I've had a lot of frustrations and a great desire to improve my storytelling.5 Nuzlocke cliches I don't like2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I made this list to let people know of the stuff that its been way overused in nuzlocke comics. Some of these things are also a 'kiss of death' to the storyline. Now most of these things are NOT BAD, in fact they help making storytelling more dramatic. However, the point I'm trying to make is that they are 'overused' meaning that its been done countless of times and its your job as the author to make a different spin to the cliche. I am guilty of some of these tropes, since this is based on my own experiences and the coun
Tutorial Treasury 04In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!Tutorial Treasury 043 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Create realistic rose text using some simple layer styles and custom made brushes. This Photoshop rose text will not be completly made from scratch, we'll have to use a beautiful Rose PNG stock image. A nature inspired text effect can be used in so many creative ways, to decorate your scrapbook for example.
3 Nuzlocke cliches I don't like (DA SEQUEL)One of the things I regret from making my last list is that I missed out a couple of well known cliches that I feel that need to be expanded upon. Also since most people liked my last list, I decided to make a new list that serves to 'complete' it in a way. Keep in mind, not all these cliches are bad. They are just overdone to the point of being extremely predictable.3 Nuzlocke cliches I don't like (DA SEQUEL)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) The braindead doofus manchild/womanchild protagonist
This kind of protagonist is seen a lot in comedic Nuzlocke comics. They are 'WACKY' and 'RANDUMB' and they seem to be so stupid and silly that they dont even resemble a real person. A lot of them also have a pervy streak or love food to the point of obsession.
Why is this a problem Okay, this one is more of a personal gripe of mine. I really don't see many people complaining about this which is why I put it low on the list. However, I can't
Rough Animator 101 tutorialHey folks! For those of you Android owners who are interested in playing around with some animation, I made a tutorial on YouTube on the basics of the RoughAnimator app. If you're interested, go check it out and tell me what you think! Thanks!Rough Animator 101 tutorial3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Chat Tutorial #3 - Customizing your Chatroom!Ez a Tutorial Magyar nyelven is elérhető!Chat Tutorial #3 - Customizing your Chatroom!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Let's get started
Let's see if there's any official FAQ about it:
There's quite some! I recommend you to always read these FAQs before doing anything or visiting :#help: on dAmn
So, let's try out something, shall we?
When you enter your freshly created room you'll notice the following things:
The Title are will be empty
There will be no topic area
You will be placed into 'Guests' by default
You may ask the following; Why am I in the Guests privclass?
It's simple: because the room is in need of setting up and since you've just created it, no one ever joined it before!
You must promote yourself into the highest (Founders is the default privclass for that) group there, so others will know that you're in charge of that room!
How to do that?
What to Work On... Part Two, Section 1: CharacterComposition and and CharacterWhat to Work On... Part Two, Section 1: Character7 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's an elusive beast...character. You don't HAVE to be a great draftsman to understand character. There are thousands of artists out there that always will be TECHNICALLY better than you (if that scares you, it shouldn't, just realize it now and move on). But what should set you apart from other artists is how you see and draw a character. Putting life into a character's eyes, is more important in my book, than how technically brilliant you may be.
Designing with Character
First and foremost, this is a generalized post, I am not pointing particular people out, simply what was seen in the galleries I perused.
1. SHAPE SHAPE SHAPE - It's a woman. It's a man. It's a werewolf. It's something I've seen before. What makes your take on Batman, Superman, Jean Grey, Galactus DIFFERENT from other people. SHAPE language is THE most
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
things you might wants to checkout - my InfluenceA lists of teachers from my gold-mining the internet :things you might wants to checkout - my Influence3 years ago in Personal More Like This
gold - Feng Zhu website http://fengzhudesign.blogspot.ca , the best of the best. Make sure you checkout his design cinemas 1-50
silver - Paul foxton website http://www.learning-to-see.co.uk/ , he is an artist going back to drawing / painting thru self taught route . not only he can provide you with road maps , but he have two very helpful links http://www.thedictionaryofhumanform.com/ and free to download book http://www.learning-to-see.co.uk/composition-practice-one .
silver-sycra yasin website http://www.sycra.net
jason seiler ,blog http://jasonseilerillustration.blogspot.ca/
bronze - On youtube there are -Myron Barnstone
What to Work On... Part Two: CompositionCompositionWhat to Work On... Part Two: Composition7 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm just drawing a character on a blank page right? What do I need composition for? This is where I would have to smack you. Even if you're drawing on a "silly little trading card" composition comes into play. Each side of your card is a part of the composition, therefore, play with it. If you're designing two cards together, design them together, not how well they'll work independent from each other. Composition is important, no matter WHAT you're working on. Over the years, I've found that it doesn't matter comic, fine art, animation, good composition comes from everywhere. Film, comics, you name it. I'm focusing primarily on film because, wow, did they have it right. Not saying that comic artists don't do beautiful compositions, but... I discovered something. Inbreeding begets MORE inbreeding. Look at comic artists today. Look at who
Pimpin' out your dA Profile (sorta tutorial)This is a short and simple "sorta-tutorial", because my friend :iconjsunny: asked me how to code stuff and I thought it might be useful to other people too :'DPimpin' out your dA Profile (sorta tutorial)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*** Note: you need a premium membership for this stuff to work! ***
These are widgets on your profile that you can put anything you want in. When you click on [Edit Page] you can choose the "Custom" option. If you have general widgets like "ID", "Fave Deviation", "Journal" etc. they do limit where you can put custom boxes, so I just got rid of them all and use primarily Custom widgets for my profile OvO)/
1. Custom background picture!!!
This is where you get to show off your personality a bit- it can be really fun trying out different background colours and pictures. There are many cute ones available on deviantArt, just search "custom box background" and you'll find them. I prefer to use more specific ones though- so you can also use photos and drawings and stuff (mine is
What to Work On... Part One: AnatomyI glanced at roughly 20-30 rejected galleries. And I started to notice a trend. There was a deficiency in knowledge of anatomy. People think they can cheat it, people think they can use coloring skills to hide it. But the problem is, that when you attempt to cheat anatomy, the only way you can do so reliably is to actually KNOW what you're cheating. And hiding it, well, when you're submitting for a job, the first thing the bosses will note is hands and feet. How well do you draw them? How well do you understand them? This is no joke. Hands and feet are the dead giveaway.What to Work On... Part One: Anatomy7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now the problem is, how does one go about learning anatomy? Nothing out there will make up for taking an actual life drawing class, but having some good "teachers" via books and sometimes videos and guides is very useful... There are tons of really bad books on anatomy. But there are some
Plushie Trick for Isolating stuffingThis is good for noses, bug eyes, breast or anything you need to stayPlushie Trick for Isolating stuffing2 months ago in Personal More Like This
firm on a plush without the stuffing swimming around.
This trick is super easy and you don't even have to be perfect to make it work.
first thing you need is some cheap stiff fabric, I use Premium Broadcloth from fabric.com but i'm sure anything will work really.
Make a Copy of the pattern you used for the area you need to Isolate the stuffing
enjoy the nightmare fuel that is the back of plush Zim's head
Try your best to stitch down the Isolation fabric to what little you have left of your seam allowance.
The real seam for the plush
The Isolation Seam
make a small Cut in the Isolation fabric so you can stuff it, make sure it isn't too big or the stuffin
deviantART Customisation FAQYour deviantART IdentitydeviantART Customisation FAQ10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FAQ01 - How do I change my username?
FAQ02 - How do I change my username symbol?
FAQ03 - How do I change my avatar?
FAQ04 - How do I change my profile information?
FAQ05 - How do I change my signature?
FAQ06 - How do I add widgets?
FAQ07 - How do I remove widgets?
FAQ08 - How do I change the order of my widgets?
FAQ09 - How do I edit widgets?
FAQ10 - How do I add a custom background?
FAQ11 - How do I repeat my custom background?
Syn's Dithering TutorialWhat is dithering?Syn's Dithering Tutorial2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Dithering is a pixel art process used to blend blocks of colour together or help apply a texture to a pixelled surface. Within emoticons it is most commonly used when making pixelled backgrounds, however it can be used in a number of other areas, e.g. massive emote bases, pixel objects etc. In this tutorial, we will focus on how 2 colours can be blended with dithering.
To break dithering down into simple terms, it is achieved by simply taking the colours from the two blocks of colour and placing individual pixels of each on the opposite side. This creates a region where the two colours merge together to create a more blended colour transition instead of a clear line between the two.
Dithering can seem like a complex process, but it's really not. Once you get the basic idea and technique, it's just all about practice and over time you'll learn how to apply it to a number of different situations. There are many dithering styles which can be
C O M P O S I T I O N - simple guidelinesAfter reading some photography books such as Petersens Big Book of Photography, 2009; Learning to See Creatively, 2003; and many other books, local magazine, and international magazine lately, desire has been filled my heart to share something here.C O M P O S I T I O N - simple guidelines5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Its all about C O M P O S I T I O N, why? Simply because composition has been the most important things in art. Every painting, drawing, and even music needs a nice composition within them to be enjoyed by people. And since photography is an art, I can say that composition is its soul. Do you agree with me?
The thing now is composition comes from our heart combined with our mind. It is almost impossible to formulate it. You can learn it from your own experience or others experiences, but there isnt stick rules to it. Arts never have any rules. Thats why I called this guidelines, not rules, of composition. Just to make it easier for all who want to start their ph
Step by Step : My Pixel BasicsStep by Step : My Pixel Basics2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've had people from time to time ask me how I pixel, and I've never really been sure how to explain. It hasn't been until the past few years that i've really thought too much about what I was doing beyond experimenting and learning new things. I think I've rounded out some basic guidelines I usually follow and a friend wanted some advice so I decided to attempt some sort of explanation
Below are some step by step images and commentary. Please note that there is no one right way to create a piece of art. This Step by Step is meant only to impart some understanding of how I do things . In Pixel art alone there are many many 'styles'. I encourage anyone reading to look up more than one tutorial and seek critique if trying to learn their own pixel style.
Please excuse any spelling mistakes, and take note that I use Photoshop 7.0, but the same principals sh
How to: Modifying the HeaderFor this tutorial series I am explaining different elements you can create or modify with the help of CSS. The level of experience that is needed to be able to understand the tutorials can differ and will be in no order.How to: Modifying the Header2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Everything explained is based on the gruze-structure of journals. If you are still using the old structure or have a journal installed that used it, things won’t work the same way like explained below.
For simple skins the old structure is fine, but the more features you add, the more I would recommend using the gruze-structure. You can look up the differences here: http://ginkgografix.deviantart.com/art/Old-vs-Gruze-Journals-112772369
This time I will explain you, how to modify the header section of a journal. I will try to cover everything important, but if there are still things you want to know more about, just let me know and I will try to add it here.
Nothing what I will explain here will affect the actual content area and it will always refer to the defaul
How to Use Page ChibisThis is a journal because the Sta.sh deviation broke down and wouldn't even let me edit it. It also can't break HTML... Sta.sh and I have a love/hate relationship. I love being able to draft online, but I hate the bugs.How to Use Page Chibis3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Page chibis are available for all members (premium or not!). Here's a quick and easy guide on how to make them.
Make a chibi, or commission one from me. (They're cheap.) If you decide to make your own, I recommend you give it a transparent background so it will blend in with your widgets.
If you made your own, upload it to the internet. If you don't want to post it on deviantART, I recommend Photobucket. Photobucket has a border that appears on mousing over images, and you can customize it so that only the "direct link" option shows. The direct link is the image URL.
Other people argue things such as "imgur is superior to Photobucket!", but I've found Photobucket better for chib
DeviantArt for DummiesI am writing this guide for new members or anyone who has questions about deviantART and its members. Please comment if something doesn't make sense or if you need help! Please note, this is NOT a guide to everything on deviantART, just some stuff I thought was worth talking about.DeviantArt for Dummies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is a "plz" account?
A "plz" account is a deviantART account where the avatar is an emote that you can use in your journals, comments, etc.
How do you use them?
To use them, write :icon(thenameoftheaccount):
An example is :iconsupertighthugplz: which is written as :icon supertighthug plz: (minus the spaces)
Some popular accounts are:
To get the account name, roll your mouse over the image and copy the text you see beginning with an :icon and ending in a :.
Quick lesson in dA
Artist's Toolbox: Acid Dyeing (Shibori)Artist's ToolboxArtist's Toolbox: Acid Dyeing (Shibori)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Shibori is an ancient technique which essentially refers to dyeing and shaping fabric with a multitude of techniques involving "resists" - basically tying, stitching, capping, clamping, etc. the fabric, to allow dye to get only to particular areas of the fiber. Although shibori is not only done with acid dyes, I use acid dyes in my shibori work, so that's what I'll be talking about in this article! Hope you enjoy!
The process of acid dyeing silks and wool can yield beautiful results, but it can be tricky to figure out exactly how to get a particular 'pattern' with dye due to it's rather spontaneous nature. For some, letting the dye do as it pleases will produce their favorite results, but there are times when we need to restrict the dye at least a little bit. In order to do either of these types of dyeing, tools are a necessity!
A stitched 'pattern' on silk noil, called 'mokume
Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: PhotoshopSo what's this all about? A while back I decided that it would be best to create a place where tutorials that are vital to Manga/Anime artists to have a home, an easy place to reach if they felt that they ever needed it. One by one articles featuring tutorials based off of specific trades and mediums will be posted, and in the end a master article that'll unite them all together. The hope is to have as much as possible in one easy to reach place. This time around its Photoshop's turn.Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Photoshop3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Tutorial - Cleaning Lineart by kureo95 Lineart Tutorial by Kuurin Wacom Photoshop Painter Guide by fox-orian
Though this may be small right now, there is a continuing project, and one that'll keep going for as long as there are tutorials.
Here is what I propose. If you find any tutorials relating to Photoshop that I do not have lis