we are not what we say we arewe are not what we say we are7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
faceless by partiallyHere Untitled by Menoevil
The Shores Of A Dream by Philomena-Famulok Walker of dissonant worlds by Cryel sleep by Einuhr
On the sunny side of the street by JakezDaniel These eyeless times by Inextremiss the deep surface by PsycheAnamnesis
Your Scars are Light by DrHouse88 J by MichaelMagin .adr. by dasTOK
dream sequence by Enaston Captive. by Coldwave-Enigma Struggle by CrazyGirL44
Flour Power by alecdawsonphoto :thumb451814368: Rites by Sarachmet
The Three Sisters by redwolf518
Cold, alone in a void from An endless world by Zewarr Elevation by mary-jeanne
Invasion by apalkin :thumb448790133: Skorb` ej k licu by Anhen
Noemie by Fragile-Eyes-Fiction Daheim by jodeviant
A and M by Gardenofmymemories
Dream with Lea by minjos
two ghosts by privatedanser Feel For You by Model-Dunkelschoen
Winter rose by Muse1908 little deer by laura-makabresku Whispers and Shadows by Metal-Bender
dream by fly10 one brief moment of permanence by PsycheAnamnesis god of pre-dawns* by AlicjaRodzik
Claw by Chaerul-Umam Shore Scene by AntonioGouveia East Bali by Hengki24
____|____ by lomatic Turtle Rock by KrzysztofJedrzejak Java Highland by Hengki24
Contest 7,000+ points in prizes and art~!*CLOSED***Due to requests i will be extending the contest by another weekContest 7,000+ points in prizes and art~!*CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
the new deadline is Feb.5th
i feel bad for people who rushed their entries to get them in by the deadline so i'll also try to add more runner up prizes in addition uwu
Hello lovelies! So I managed to get a decent response to my contest idea so i decided to go through with it after all
I shall endeavour to make this contest a success! :iconyea-plz:
oh btw if anyone wants to donate prizes that would be greatly appreciated?
Category A - Draw my Hitman Trio
Finé Lotte Niev
Finé - http://
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
How to improve painting techniquesBeing a better PainterHow to improve painting techniques1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In the past few months, I have been asked again and again how can one improve painting skills. Each time it took a long time to provide an answer which due to the lack of time was somehow incomplete; hence I decided to submit this journal to present in an ordered format all resources for all who wish to know how to go to the next level.
The following suggestions and resources worked for me and might not necessarily work for all, but keep in mind that within the time span of two years I managed to bring up my skills from sub zero to being able to paint anything through these resources and completely self thought. So if it worked for me, it could also work for you. The other things that you should keep in mind before going through resources is that: A) here gathered I the best resources there is, but almost noun spoon feed you so you ne
Welcome to Daily Deviations PE WeekWelcome to Daily Deviations week!Welcome to Daily Deviations PE Week2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the course of this week we'll celebrate the positive side of DDs and discuss the negatives, allay some fears, and address some myths in the hopes that all members of dA will have a better understanding of how and why DDs are featured. We hope that everyone will enjoy what we have prepared for you all as we tried to incorporate the feedback you have so generously given us as we prepared for this week. We hope that we will address your concerns, but feel free to ask questions at any time!
This weeks schedule
Monday AM: Welcome to DD Week - Astralseed
Monday PM: Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? - Aeirmid
Tuesday AM: Daily Deviations: The Myth and the Legend - Aeirmid
Tuesday PM: Daily Deviations- So you want to su
DA volume 1 - DeviantART anthologyDISCLAIMER #1!: This is not an official DeviantART project and DeviantART will not be involved in making selections or in processing any royalty payments.DA volume 1 - DeviantART anthology1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have always loved anthologies. Growing up in Britain 95 percent of the comics were weekly anthologies so it has been firmly ingrained in my psyche.
I've always felt that anthologies are a good platform for experimentation, trying new ideas and styles, introducing new talent and especially good to read in the bathroom. I'll never forget the impression Heavy Metal had on me when I first saw it.
They're perfect for those moments when you've read through the 100 comics you've bought that month and realized there wasn't a single complete story in the pile.
I've recently relaunched two previously successful anthologies, A1 and MONSTER MASSACRE.
I have also been enjoy
Joke Journal 2011Joke Journal 2010 - http://osy057.deviantart.com/journal/34225711/Joke Journal 20113 years ago in Personal More Like This
Helmet strapped on. Crayons sharpened.
It's going to be a great day.
Boy: You are the funniest, sweetest, most beautiful girl I have ever known.
Girl: You just wanna do me.
Boy: Wow... and smart too.
Friend: "Don't you hate it when you realize Valentine's day is approaching fast and the only one who loves you is your pet?"
Me: "...All I have is my collection of mannequins."
It's a good idea to take 2 shirts when you go golfing...
in case you get a hole in one.
Popular person's status: I just ate lunch. It was good.
(185 people likes this, 72 comments)
My status: Today is my birthday!!!
(Mom likes this, 0 comments)
While washing hands, sleeves start falling down.
"No no no no no NO..!"
Food hits the floor.
Little germs: GET IT!!!
King germ: NO! We must wait 5 seconds!
Friend: What movie are you watching?
Me: Snakes on a plane.
Friend: What's it
Christmas Art Contest *Closed*If you want to feature this Art Contest, Your welcome to do so!Christmas Art Contest *Closed*1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Updates: Closed, winners will be decided soon More than 100 Participants!
Christmas Art Contest!
Ok, its time for an another art contest. This time, it gonna be a little bigger then normal. Most of you might think that the Theme for this contest gonna be Christmas... But it wont.
The Theme for this contest gonna be "Cold (temperature), Freezing or Frozen."
What Can I make?
You can do everything from photography, Digital art, Hand drawed art, sketch, colored art, even a Story!
Everything is allowed.
What you need to remember when making Your Entry.
You need to remember the Theme for this art contest. Its important that the Theme have a role in your Entry. Exemples for this might be someone thats Freezing, playing in the snow, having warm clothes on, looking out o
Contest (OPEN)Time for a new contest!Contest (OPEN)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What is this contest about? (& what I have to draw?)
You have to draw my oc Hiromi, you are free to draw her as you want but please don't change the outfit~
Here are some references:Time for a new contest!
I raised a few points and yeah decided to do a new contest with Hiromi. :iconyuiswayplz:
What is this contest about? (& what I have to draw?)
You have to draw my oc Hiromi, you are free to draw her as you want but please don't change the outfit~
Here are some references:
a more detailed view of face,clothes,colors etc. can be found here: http://sta.sh/0201fyv4zr3z
Currently the deadline is set on January 7th
What is allowed?
Traditional as well as digital art are allowed, but no chibis or sketches.
Can I draw her with blood?
Yes, since she is consider as a possible murderer but it is not resolved yet.
How is your Chroma?As artists we all know that color is our friend, whether full spectrum, monochromatic, or simply black and white. But knowing just how to use this very special friend can be frustrating at times or just downright confusing (trust me, I've been there plenty before!) This blog is for those of us who work traditionally (not to worry my futuristic friends, I'll be writing a blog specifically for you as well!) Here are some terms you need to become acquainted with: chroma, value, tint, shade, and intensity/saturation.How is your Chroma?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What is Chroma?
Chroma is the Greek word for "color", it refers to the purity or intensity of a color.
What is Value?
Value is the lightness or darkness of a color.
What is a Tint?
Tinting a color means lightening it by adding white.
What is a shade?
Shading a color means darkening it by adding black.
What is intensity and saturation?
This refers to the strength of
Do Not EngageThis is a notice to all my fans.Do Not Engage2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since I've returned to making SYAC again there's been a bit of a resurgence of trolls. There are a lot of fake accounts floating around out there with my name attached, and many of them are posting alternate SYAC strips and my old fetish work. While they are fairly obvious to spot, just to be safe I am writing to remind everyone that these accounts are not mine.
DeviantArt has made it more complicated to report copyright infringement issues, and I simply don't have the time to sift through the troll's gallery of re-uploads, find the original URL's (if any even exist anymore), and file DMCA on each and every post. It takes weeks to get anything accomplished and it wastes the time of DA moderators who have to sift through those individual reports. And even if I am successful in getting the troll banned, they'll just create a second account and come right back with another bucketload of altered art and start all over again. That's wasted time and e
DRM, Spammers, SYAC is BackXbox720's potential DRM?DRM, Spammers, SYAC is Back2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Microsoft's lead creative director Adam Orth got angry over the backlash always online DRM has gotten lately (thanks in no small part to Sim City and Diablo III), and decided to take his frustrations to twitter. Orth made a plethora of sarcastic remarks, insulting people's place of residence, and mocking anyone not rich enough to always have an internet connection. By doing so, not only did he make himself look like an ass, he may have inadvertently revealed that the upcoming XBOX 720 may include always online DRM. Nice...
Since he's made his twitter account personal, you'll have to visit this http://www.screwattack.com/news/microsoft-lead-creative-director-uses-twitter-defend-rumored-always-xbox-720 to see a sampling of the remarks he made.
Speaking of "unprofessional," what's with the influx of spammers lately?
I know that DA has had long running problems with it, but I just got like 8 spams in a row on just one of my deviations.
Tutorial Treasury 05In 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 051 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"Learn how to create this cinematic scene in quick and easy steps! This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to blend images to create an apocalyptic scene and add flying meteors with premade Photoshop brushes. You’ll also learn several different ways to add lighting effects and create a strong atmosphere. ~ written by Jarka Hrnčárková ~"
The 10 CommandmentsHello esteemed colleagues! This blog is particularly targeted to those of you who are considering pursuing a career in an art/creative field and those of you who are in art school as well. If you're not doing either of those things, the concepts here are good general advice for anything you're striving for, so definitely hang around and read on!The 10 Commandments2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These '10 Commandments' were formulated by curator/artist/designer/entrepreneur/amazinginlyawesomehumanbeing Sergio Gomez. I had the opportunity of going to a lecture of his a few months back and it was very inspiring. So without any further ado, here they are!
10. You shall be PATIENT and CONSISTENT
One of the biggest lies you can tell yourself is that you will be an overnight success. Like any skill set, developing your artwork will take time. This is the same when looking for ways to advance your career, it won't fall into your lap. You must be earnest in looking for opportunities to show and sell your work, you
First Giveaway!Edit2: As soon as I've finished up my semester I'll be able to work on prizes faster then I can currentlyFirst Giveaway!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
The winners are: MonnieBiloney and FaunaV
Edit: Will be closing the contest at 5pm UTC -5:00. Any favorites after that time will not be included in the contest. When I pick the winners I will list them here and note them
I decided to do my first give away
Starts 11/28/2014 and ends on 12/1/2014
All you have to do is favorite this Journal
I'll select 2 winners by using a random number selector
What you win:
8.5 x 11 traditi
Official Commission Journal!-OPEN (RLC/Point)This is the journal for all the official information on my commissions that I'll be linking people to for my rules and examples.Official Commission Journal!-OPEN (RLC/Point)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm getting paypal soon ;D So I`ll need help deciding RLC prices for my art please!
⊙▂⊙ (lol this face! )
✔: Males and Females (I'm better at Males)
✔: Oc's/Gaia Avatars and TinierMe Selfies
✔: Dragons AND Monsters (I adore drawing dragons now)
✔: Tails and Ears (I'll do Furries on Custom Buttons)
✔: Mild Yuri
✔: Horns and Wings (I absolutely ADORE drawing horns)
✘: Anthro/Furry (I have nothing against it I just can't draw it)
✘: Age Regression
✘: Freaky Fetishes (You won't BELIEVE some of the things people ask -_-...)
✘: Bios (I will not take a Bio to draw a character. Picture references only)
A Few Rules I
Merry Xmas + Watchers Feature #013#001#002#003#004#005Merry Xmas + Watchers Feature #0132 years ago in Personal More Like This
#006#007#008#009[Bullet; Pink]#010[Bullet; Pink]
[Bullet; Pink]#011[Bullet; Pink]#012[Bullet; Pink]
First of all, I want to take the occasion to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and an Happy New Year!!! [La la la la]
So, here I'm again with the "watchers' feature" project: I decided to start featuring all of my lovely (and very patient xD) followers, featuring 30 watchers at time, every week! *v*
Yes, this will take a bit as
Common Misconceptions: Traditional ArtFirst of all, hello! It's been almost a year since I contributed a blog post to this lovely group so I want to say hi I'm back folks! I have a lot of artsy things to share with you all that I've learned (and am still learning) so hang on tight! While I was thinking what to write as my first topic, I decided to kind of go back to the beginning as far as our thinking as artists goes in the creation process. I've come up with a short series called "Common Misconceptions" just to debunk some myths and misguided trends that are so often part of what we experience as we grow. This first "Common Misconceptions" topic will focus on traditional art.Common Misconceptions: Traditional Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Traditional is better than digital because it takes more talent and skill
WRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONG. Did I say that was wrong, I'll say it again for emphasis WRONG! Like all mediums, digital art is simply different than traditional art in the same way photography is different than fi
''DON'T SCRAP THAT!''Two of the best pieces of advice I ever got considering art and drawings came from the very same person: A graphic designer who often stopped by at the comicshop. We spent a lot of time chatting about techniques and most of my knowledge about fibonacci and golden ratio I have because of him.''DON'T SCRAP THAT!''6 months ago in Personal More Like This
As for the points of advice:
One was that I should just take my time with my drawings and paintings. If I don't have a deadline, there is no need to finish it within a fixed timeframe. And I can work on it as long as I want, till it's finished. Or till I get bored with it. And never finish it and start something new. It's not like I'm bound in any way, right?
The second tip was to never shy back from starting from scratch. Whatever the reason might be. Just because I have just spent hours on that one detailed bit does not mean that the final image will look great if I build it around my initial hours of work. It can. But it does not have to.
So, I often I scrap drafts, paint over a painting or s
(72 more to go!)FREE RAFFLE! ENDS: DECEMBER 31WIN A SEMI REALISTIC BUST ART of your original characters or your favorite character with $0!(72 more to go!)FREE RAFFLE! ENDS: DECEMBER 313 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Samples of art:
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HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
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Good Grief.I wish satire/sarcasm wasn't so easily missed on the internet. It's really discouraging to create something that obviously is meant to be taken as a joke, only to see hundreds of people respond to it like it's "serious business."Good Grief.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I give you PSD file...again!!!Free PSD fileI give you PSD file...again!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yea, I posted another PSD file on my official website... It's in .rar file, so you can download and extract it (I couldn't upload just .psd file...it didn't allow me to do that).
+drawing and PSD file+
You can download PSD from my most recent drawing which I posted yesterday... The Way I Feel (you can see it above). PSD file is big 750x506 px. I didn't post it bigger, because file would be just too big. You'll have to be satisfied with that for now You can see and download it from this post.
I mixed more PSD files in this drawing. I have 8 different PSD files for this drawing (first file I didn't added under this PSD file, because I changed colors, and later I colored over .jpg image so I posted other 7 files). You'll see that colors on finished drawing are a little different th
Live the dream, don't talk about it!Doug TenNapel, independent comics creator, is an inspiration to me in many ways. He has a fun, accessible art style that is dramatic and fresh. His story telling is always askew in the best of ways. I don't think I've read one of his graphic novels without having some smiles and a surprise or two along the way. On top of that, he is outspoken about almost everything in his life. (I think of him as the Rush Limbaugh of comics- oh man, that sounds really bad, but early Rush, not present day Rush, if that helps.) I agree with most things he states on Facebook. BUT- the thing I am most inspired about him is his drive (in the old days we would call that "work ethic"). The guy does NOT give up. Because of that, he single-handedly will put out a new graphic novel a year. While creating a webcomic. While pitching new TV show development ideas in Hollywood. While running a half marathon. While working freelance jobs.Live the dream, don't talk about it!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
cyclesI'm always mystified by people who can draw every day in the same style, one thing, from sketch to posting the fully rendered colour version, because for me things tend to come and go over the span of a month. When I can't draw I'll feel like writing a lot, talking a lot, playing games, cleaning house, and it's hard to shake the feeling that I'm being "unproductive" when that tends to be the time I spend putting my life in order. While any drawings I work out tend to be stiffly posed and very "left brain", I have no problem with technical drawing during this time. Conversely, when I can and do feel like drawing, the poses flow well, the faces might be simplified, but there's a gestural quality and a singularity to the lineart that I just can't achieve when I'm in that other mode. At the same time, my social abilities tend to disappear and I become some kind of grunting cave troll and make a huge mess. This makes it challenging to manage my time in terms of commissions and errands, andcycles3 months ago in Personal More Like This