PE: Preproduction is Key!Surprise! Contrary to what rydi1689 announced, I'm here to deliver one final article on Manga & Anime week! And it's pretty huge... prepare yourselves.PE: Preproduction is Key!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Special thanks to my partner in crime, J-Cleo, for helping me write this!
Creating manga is quite daunting as a project. You have to worry about so many things and prepare for unforeseen problems. While I don’t claim to be an expert on the field, I can at least share with you my experiences while on a quest to create my own manga.
Bear in mind, this guide is geared towards individuals serious about entering the field or wanting to create a well-developed story. That doesn’t mean you can’t use this advice if you’re a hobbyist (more power to you!) but this focuses on taking it that extra step.
The Story Concept
The first thing you need should be obvious: the concept, or idea, for your story. This could be something you’ve had in your mind for a while, a sud
A response to getting Scammed.What Happened:A response to getting Scammed.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It has been a while, but about a month ago, I was scammed by a rather comical fellow who got two artworks out of me and a couple others for free. His approach was quite simple: Have somebody do a single small portion of an image's creation, then leapfrog it to another guy to also do a small portion. The images were, in all honesty, very simple affairs; just easy single-character compositions of a World of Warcraft character that didn't have a whole lot of detail to her.
It started off with one guy doing a quick sketch of her, then another guy doing a quick inking, and then while those two were chasing on his heels demanding payment, he managed to sneak it off to me for colors before the other two caught on they were scammed and called him out.
Thus, when the news broke, it was on me. I had just finished my portion, and luckily for the scammer, he was sent the completed high resolution files just a couple hours before I discovered that I too wasn'
SexismThis is a question to any female watchers here, inspired by this comic: http://sailorswayze.tumblr.com/post/35678126959/am-i-right-ladies.Sexism2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to hear first or second hand stories of sexism you have encountered within fandoms, wether at conventions, among friends, in public or online. Particularly, problems related to males assuming women are so called 'fake nerd girls', or unwanted attention or comments experienced by female cosplayers.
Watercolor papers review[Originally posted on my blog but I thought some of you might find this of interest here ]Watercolor papers review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I frequently get questions about the paper I use for my illustrations, I thought it would not be a bad idea to make an in-depth review of watercolour papers: the ones I have tried, whether I liked or disliked them and why, their caracteristics, and what you should pay attention to when looking for a good watercolor paper.
Keep in mind that all opinions are my personal ones, and refer to how I work - the right paper for me may not be the right paper for you, depending on your personal techniques.
Also, I use watercolour paper because I almost systematically mix markers with watercolour and thinned acrylics, but if you use markers only I would not recommend them - they suck the ink out like crazy.
Watercolour papers 101
Papers come in different thicknesses that are descr
Aqua Tutorial part 1PLEASE READ AS IT WOULD HELP YOU MUCH MORE! =] DOWNLOAD THE BRUSH TOOLS HERE http://www.imaginefx.com/02287754332606896693/the-custom-brush-guide-skin-and-hair.html (click on the bottomest link that says "support files")Aqua Tutorial part 15 years ago in Personal More Like This
Follow the thumbnails to inlarge the step-by-step tutorial pics and enjoy yourselves! =]
When u draw, don't be a perfectionist! Nothing is perfect and it only becomes when you do it with love and passion (and joy). NEVER BE AFRAID to draw human body either, it doesnt have to be perfect. When you'll fight off the fear, you'll get to know how to do it all better =] So just experiment! =]
IN THE NEXT PART I'm going to show you a FULL tutorial on the background and how to paint water and the waterball =]
1. Draw a single line. Mark the size of the head and then repeat the marks in the same size, as human head is 1/7 size of the body =]
2. Start adding the details. Be very confident with flowing lines, just do it the way u feel like, only then the result becomes better =]
Tutorial and Inspiration MasterPostWell, some weeks ago when I posted my Journal Ten Years of Drawing, :iconSyalice: asked me in the comment what my fave tutorials were for composition and other things like that.Tutorial and Inspiration MasterPost1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I thought I was just going to do a giant tutorial masterpost.
Also, on sidenote, I GOT MY NEW TABLET, LIFE IS AWESOME. I wanted to do a giveaway with my previous one, but only five minutes after I unpacked the new tablet, my little brother just waltzed in and asked if he could take the old one. I must say, I wasn't too happy with that, because he isn't really drawing seriously and I thought there were people who would need it more, but my mother thought it was a very good idea indeed and so I had to give it to him. There goes that, then.
So, Tutorials !
General, Thoughts about Art
(features a lot of tutorials too)
ESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMICESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMICESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMIC2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hi I’m Andrea Dotta: a Pro comic artist and animator and one year ago I had the insane idea of making a powerful webcomic to show my works to more people as possible. Now I’m in a positive development towards my goal. If you want to do a webcomic, always do your best as their are millions of webcomics on the internet.
In this article, I would like to share the things that I’ve learned this year so I hope you will get something from me.
IDEA: There are no bad ideas, there are only ideas that are not developed. To develop your idea, you need to be authentic - think of your real life experiences to give credibility to your story. If you need a sad story, think of a sad story in your life. If you want a happy story, think and say what i
Commission - Approach and Pricing GuideDo you do commission work? Do you have trouble to get customers in order to buy commissions from you? Or Are you in a dilemma to set your own "competitive" commission price?Commission - Approach and Pricing Guide2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If your answer is "yes" to any of the above questions then you are at the right place! Today, I'll tell you (or at least give you a better idea) how to start up with your commission work and setting up the right price.
A little introduction about myself: I am a hobby-driven artist who mainly deals with CSS coding and graphics designing (now) in deviantART. As a profession I am currently employed as an online marketing professional who looks after two leading online gaming brands. I like to help people customize their pages and support them to be a better artist in deviantART.
Having given my short introduction let us first understand that why most of us face a lot of trouble to get commission work or worst, to set up the "right" price for their service.
To my surprise, in a
solo exhibition | silvia pelisserovi aspetto, Cecile - http://www.facebook.com/events/352399388129242solo exhibition | silvia pelissero3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anatomy booksI'm frequently asked how I learned to draw and the answer is very simple - a large part of my knowledge is self taught from books. That's why I thought it would be a good idea to share some titles I owned or came across and used them through the years. Hopefully someone will find this list useful :3Anatomy books2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Books that are awesome:
"Anatomy for the Artist" by Sarah Simblet
"The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy" by Bammes Gottfried
Books that are good:
" Drawing the Head and Hands" by Andrew Loomis
"Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" also by Andrew Loomis
Books that are ok but from the time perspective I do not recommend them:
"How to Draw Heads and Portraits" by Jose M. Parramon
"Human Figure" by Jose M. Parramon
Books that are pure unrefined shit and should be burned on sight:
Anything from Christopher Hart
BREAKING INTO TV ANIMATION!!!" Are you an aspiring artist and/or student interested in pursuing a career in TV animation production? Curious to know some of the inner workings of some of your favorite animated TV shows? Then look no further than " Drawing The Line: Breaking into Tv Animation." This highly informative panel will feature discussions, tips and information on breaking into the industry as told by artists and directors from some of today's hottest animated TV shows. The panel features Emmy Award-winning Character Designer Phil Bourassa (' FlashPoint: Paradox/ Young Justice'), Storyboard Artist Chris Copeland ( 'Marvel's Avengers: Assemble' ), Director/storyboard artist Jay Oliva ( FlashPoint: Paradox/'Dark Knight Returns Pts1&2/ Man Of Steel') Creative Producer/Director LeSean Thomas ('Black Dynamite: The Animated Series/ The Boondocks') Director Alan Wan ( Nickelodeon's 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'), Producer Tim Yoon (The Legend of Korra Books 1&2), moderated by Will Feng (Justice League: CBREAKING INTO TV ANIMATION!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Simply For You - Manipulation TutorialThis is another manipulation tutorial I made for the readers of my website. The text version is only available on my website but you can see the video here as well.Simply For You - Manipulation Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Give me a lama if you like it, hehe just joking, do what you want.
View text version+video on my website: http://www.psdbox.com/tutorials/simply-for-you-manipulation-tutorial/
Female model: http://mariaamanda.deviantart.com/art/Coat-stock-287980717
Rain Brushes: http://neveryph-stock.deviantart.com/art/Rain-Brushes-106669455
CT WIPs - TVB The UnfinishedAlmost forgot to start this journal! I want to release every unfinished TVB song I have to you guys so I'm obviously gonna need a new pic of the bandCT WIPs - TVB The Unfinished1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Concept: So the songs aren't all polished up or done, yet I want to release them for download anyway. Draw band members Rion, Abbey and Gibson in a way that reflects that.
Canvas size: 1000x1500 at 100dpi.
Brush used for sketching: Pencil sketch (16x16) scaled at .40, brush dynamics: Pressure - Opacity and Size.
Their hair is unkempt and they're not fully dressed; you can see their underwear.
Even though Gibson is considered the leader of the band, as the shortest, Abbey is in the middle for composition's sake.
Facial expressions should sum up each member. Uncertainty, neutral, and outgoing.
Neutral stance for them all because I love those indie album covers with th
Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Paint Tool SaiSo 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 Paint Tool Sai's turn.Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Paint Tool Sai3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basics of Paint Tool Sai Pt 2 by Neko-CosmicKitty :thumb132056096: Fire Tutorial for SAI by RayCrystal mouse paint tutorials for SAI by lmz0114 Tutorial: SAI lines: Pen tool. by Elianan
:thumb172345881: Coloring Tut. Paint Tool SAI by Arcky-Cano Paint Tool SAI tutorial IS BIG by Left-Right-Wrong Paint Tool SAI tutorial by ishii-kame ColoringTutorial and Sai Tips2 by DyMaraway
SAI: Anime Tutorial Part 1 by Aninion Sai tutorial part 1 by kimicatdemon Hair-Color-Tutorial for SAI by Dea-89 Isolating lineart in SAI by dust-bite :thumb240132775:
SAI Tutorial - Painting by DarlingMionette SAI Coloring Skin Tutorial by sakura-the-kunoichi SAI: Anime Tutorial Part 2 by Aninion :thumb255206249: :thumb1
painting video demonstrationpainting video demonstration4 years ago in Personal More Like This
so here is a new one
its about exracting lineart from background layer, after you scanned/had your image flattened down.
on this one i actuall managed to fingure how note tool works so i am actually writing as im demonstrating things
go here---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ch0bBrCwc8&featurelcp
also check my husbands tutorials, they are at the bottom of the journal also newly added
finally as promised i made a video demonstration about painting a picture in photoshop.
i started from scratch, made a sketch in photoshop and from there started painting. for the overall image it took me 3 hrs so i was rushing a bit, so please exuse anatomiocal mistakes.
Also, i started off with only basic brushes, and i made advanced ones as the video progressed. that way i wanted to show you various purpose for different brushes and how to use them.
i didnt put any text in this demonstration, since this is just for viewing the process, but i plan on making shorter - mo
Building a Great Character WardrobeOkay, so I don't really know where to place this, but considering most people know me for my suit tutorial, I'm sure you guys wouldn't mind me posting this little thing here. It's an example of great character wardrobe design. I'm sure there's some of you out here who might benefit or be interested in it. so I'm posting it here. Yep.Building a Great Character Wardrobe3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whatever this movie may lack in story or direction, it makes up for it in the wardrobe department. So here's some things to keep in mind if you have main characters, or just want some ideas of how to bring out your characters qualities or manipulate your audience. XD
Keep in mind, you don't have to actually use your character's entire color pallet in their clothes, This is just a beautiful example of how they utilized the many layers of clothes to actually layer all of Neeson's colors around his face, creating a great balance to his image and drawing the viewer in. The point i
100 Art Technique Meme100 art techniques meme:100 Art Technique Meme3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Draw an image, copy it three times and colour each differently/with different colours. Bonus!: use different media for each.
2. Draw something with a stereotypically feminine theme or style. (Flowers, pastel colours, beautiful subjects?)
3. Draw something with a stereotypically masculine theme or style. (Action, explosions, rough lines and angles?)
4. Draw something that is supposed to arouse positive emotion from the viewer (amusement, joy, sympathy). you can use both technique and the subject of the drawing to achieve this.
5. Draw something with no same colour used twice.
6. Draw a short comic of 3-7 panels.
7. Drawing using only two colours.
8. Cg a drawing, colouring it with three depths of shades and three depths of lighting.
9. Cg a drawing in black and white.
10. Draw an imaginary object.
11. Cg. Scetch, lineart, colour. Use an hour or more for every step.
12. Traditional. Scetch, lineart, colour. Use an hour or more for every step.
13. Cg a drawing
How to design a typeface (Part 1)How to design a typeface (Part 1)How to design a typeface (Part 1)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sans serif — Roman
In this article/tutorial I will show you how to design a typeface. I will cover the basics and show you how to design advanced letters as well. There is so much I can talk about though, so if people like this article I might expand on this with future articles and get more into detail. I will only cover the design though, so you will have to research how to do the spacing and programming and turn your typeface into a usable font—or wait until I might do an article on that as well, but I don’t have such an article planned anytime soon.
What will we design?
I will first show you how to design some basic letters for a geometric sans typeface like Futura, because it utilizes geometric shapes, which is always my starting point for every typeface regardless of style. O
COMMISSIONS - OPENPeople ask me on and off if I do commissions.COMMISSIONS - OPEN3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is how you go about it.
But first lets tackle the boring stuff.
- I reserve the right to decline all requests.
- I reserve the right to adjust the pricing on a commission before I get started depending on difficulty/time scale etc.
You can use your commissioned piece freely, display it on your website, journal skins and so on for any NON-commercial use.
You don´t have to link back to me but its always appreciated.
However you may NOT use it for commercial use in any way,
-Regular commissions are NOT to be used for anything like:
Book illustrations, covers, or any other publishing that depicts the artwork or for any profit you may hope to make.
Regular commissions cover NON-commercial use only. You may not make prints of my work to sell. I still hold legal rights to the art. Commissioning me means that you are agreeing to those terms.
-You will be given a sketch preview, and once I´ve received the payment I will keep you updat
Vector TutorialUPDATE!Vector Tutorial1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Finished it!! Follow me as I finish rendering Kid!Saph and learn some tips & tricks in Adobe Illustrator along the way!
View the post HERE
Watch the demo HERE
Watch the Let’s Draw HERE
We love giving back to you all by sharing our experience, research, and processes. Check out our other insight posts, like drawing characters and Sharing your IP online . Or take a look at our master list of insight posts.
Thanks for all the love and support! Hope this gives some of that back your way
I've been asked to do a intermediate t
Original Species Information: VestaVestaOriginal Species Information: Vesta2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The name originates from the Roman goddess of hearth, home, and family.
Vestas are an ancient race with their civilization built around nature. While not technologically advanced, they are profound in magic and hold a strong affinity for one or (in some rare cases) more element. They are known for their long, groomed tails, fluffed ears, and horns that differ from Vesta to Vesta. The tips of their ears are typically protected by ornate clips as Vestas believe the source of their magic stem from their ears. Vestas have a love for beauty and it is a part of their culture to dress elaborately, often wearing their trademark embroidery, the "Vestan Braid", somewhere on them.
Vestas are a closed species, meaning that you may not create them without my permission
Vestas, while not immortal, are known to have a long lifespan. They can live up to three-times that of a human. Because of their prolonged l
How to paint glowing effectsHeerrrooo! First vid of the week, super simple stuff that most of you might already know, but I've had the question asked repeatedly so there is obviously a certain need for it! Hope you like D:How to paint glowing effects1 year ago in Personal More Like This
More to come later this week...
Some more tips to FreelancingJust over a year ago, I compiled a small list of things you need to get started as a Freelance artist.Some more tips to Freelancing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Let's accelerate a little bit, and assume that now you're in the business and have a pretty good groove going. While the core principles are still paramount to anything else, here are some quick one-shot tidbits of information that will assuredly save your bacon.
Back up everything, including the backups.
When working digitally, it's so easy to accidentally delete something off your hard drive and be unable to get it back. I've done this a few times myself. Even had entire hard drives fail on me. But it has been a very, very long time since the last time I had to redo an image from the start. Sure, I've had crashes that put me back an hour, I've merged layers together in a manner that ruins my work flow and makes the file unusable. But fixing these issues isn't nearly as painful