Yay for Polymer Clay 14Please click that button and this news article so more people can share the polymer clay love!Yay for Polymer Clay 143 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Polymer clay has been taken beyond child's play by many talented artists, artists that deserve more recognition. Each week moofestgirl and Talty will bring you their favorite polymer clay submissions for that week. Please enjoy them and show them much love! If you know any artist that you think deserves more recognition, please let us know so we can consider them for future features.
Dolls and sculptures
"Viola" ooak fairy by AmandaKathrynRed Tailed Hawk, Details by jenkiwi
Box of Happy Vegetables WIP by lily-inabottleSushi Earrings by KawaiiCulturePolymer Clay Pizza by FimochuPineapple Ring by CantankerousCupcakecranberry muffins 1-4 by Snowfernorange juice. sausage. hotcakes. maple syrup. by Aiclay
Our featured artist this week is carmendee. She specializes in jewelry mixing polymer clay and different kind of beads and crystals, creating a very unique el
Merrell Diorama Contest Semi-FinalistsIn the Merrell Diorama Contest, we challenged you to depict your favorite fall memory in a shoebox diorama. Your visions were brought to life, and beautifully so! Thank you for sharing your memories with us. The following Semi-Finalists have been chosen by our judges and will now be sent to Merrell's Vice President of Global Marketing, who will choose the top three Finalists.Merrell Diorama Contest Semi-Finalists2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
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Train Your Brain Semi-FinalistsIn the Train Your Brain Contest, deviantART and The Art Department (TAD) challenged you to submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Your assignments were reviewed by the world-renowned artists who teach as TAD faculty, and the grades are in! The following Semi-Finalists represent the top work chosen in each category. A final review will be made, and the 31 prize winners in each category will be announced shortly!Train Your Brain Semi-Finalists2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
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Weekly Light Hunters Feature #46:iconvenatoreslucis:Weekly Light Hunters Feature #462 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Race by Northstar76nomoldu by shitpitcher
Old shoes by AbandonedZone
Running in Circles by Matthias-Haker
My Brush With FIRE by H0LL0W25...hm... by golpista
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ProjectPorkchop Vol332:iconkatekos-art:ProjectPorkchop Vol3324 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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Forest by furide-chanDog House by furide-chan
The Mighty Boosh by Taylor-is-BlueThe Circus is in Town! by Taylor-is-Blue
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New Beginnings!Hello everyone!New Beginnings!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I decided to suspend my Facebook page... Yep.
And it honestly feels great!
I feel like this massive burden has been taken off my back.
I love cosplay and I have no plan on stopping but I began to doubt these " Fan pages"
I've made mistakes, I've grown and will continue to learn. I've matured and come to realize that I want this to be my beloved hobby and not my job. I don't want the attention I thought I once wanted. I want to make these costumes and bring a little life to them for my own reasons and share them with people that want to see them instead of forcing my updates onto everyones feeds.
I got back into cosplay in 2011. Everything was new to me again. I didn't have parents around telling me I couldn't wear this or dress up as that and I suppose I just wanted to push my own limits. I found people enjoyed my costumes more when there was less of the actual costume, it felt nice to have people recognize what I was wearing (or wasn't haha). It made me feel a
People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 3malaugusto'sPeople and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Enjoy a Drink at Warriors by jaytablante
Gabrysia_03 by hellwoman
Dancing With My Wishes by Astranat
Snow swirl by AnitaAnti
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Katya by bebeauty
freakfreak by Disharmony19
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Medusa IX by Aisii
80876 by aleksandra88
Kristina VI by photokiselev
water nymph by fly10
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Kaidan face model?!http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7dvl6Rncz1qg9pwao1_500.pngKaidan face model?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconslurpslurpplz:...sweet jesus...someone confirm this to me
I'll be in my bunk...
Tutorials and techniquesQuite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.Tutorials and techniques3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
Tutorial Tuesday: PosesDrawing poses sometimes is a very difficult thing to do. Sure, drawing someone standing straight up and down perfectly lined up with the "camera" isn't that tough. But what if we wanted to turn them, or put them in a dynamic pose? How the crap do we do that?Tutorial Tuesday: Poses2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well first things first, you need to know how the human body works. So if your reading this and you don't have any concept of human proportions, or how the body moves, then that's the first thing you need to do. Go look at people. Draw real life people, not manga, or comic book people as they're exaggerated. Draw real life people so you know what comic and manga artists are exaggerating. Figure out how their body works and moves. That's going to make the next part make alot easier.
Okay. So now we have basic understanding of human proportions, and how the human body moves. How the hell do we draw them in a specific pose? Well it's simple my friends. The key to drawing human poses is the stick figure!
Train Your Brain ContestTrain Your Brain Contest2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
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Submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Make something new or use something you've made in the past!
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A question I get a lot.I get this question a lot. ( six times in the past two days)A question I get a lot.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
How can I draw like you?
This is my point of you on this question.
Once again.. this is just MY opinion, and not everybody will agree with it.. but.. here it is
I'd probably not recommend you try to emulate my style or my way or working.
What I would recommend though is that you try to go outside and sketch, sketch people in the street, people walking, sitting, getting up, taking off their clothes or putting them back on, people hugging, people fighting, people in conversation in a group, people on the bus, swimming, dancing, eating, ( lot's of eating as it is pretty hard to convey exactly the feeling of eating), sleeping, people thinking... If you want to tell stories, most of your images should have people thinking.. that's what is going to make your images come alive.
Use a tablet if you have one, a sharpie, a pastel, a rock dipped in ink..anything that can make a mark.
The tool is cool, but secondary.. first.. you n
5 Year Plan*Because I'll be teaching in about a week at SCAD, I've been thinking a lot about what to tell the students. And I wrote it out so that I could solidify it in my head. This stuff is for younger artists mostly, so feel free to skip.5 Year Plan3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I spend time with another comic artist, sometimes I'll ask, "What's your 5 year plan?" In other words, what steps is he taking in order to gain control over his career in order to move up the ladder? Usually I don't get much of an answer.
The reason I think many comic artists aren't forward-thinking has to do with the way our industry is set up. Whether by conscious design or through the neglect of its participants, younger freelancers get into a habit of complacency while hoping for a chance to suckle from the teet of a major publisher. Waiting around for a career doesn't promote the idea of freelancers taking active control of their OWN careers.
If I had to sum up the 5 Year Plan
Six Ways to Earn More CommissionsIf youre serious about earning an income with your art, then you have to be serious about marketing yourself. If youre like me, you hate selling you dont like rejection, it makes you nervous and you think youre no good at it. Thats why were artists and not salesmen. Fortunately marketing yourself is kind of an art form. Although I dont have all the answers, Id like to share a little of what Ive learned about the art of marketing ourselves.Six Ways to Earn More Commissions3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Be Seen: First, make it easy for people to find you. Create a deviation with a list of the different kinds of commissions you offer, with a sample and a price for each. Put this deviation near the top of your profile so that everyone knows youre open for commissions. Heres mine as an example:
Join commission groups where people looking for commissions can find you. Many commission groups will expect you to have a commission sheet that
Entertainment 3D 2nd and 3rd Place Winners2nd place:Entertainment 3D 2nd and 3rd Place Winners2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Inanimalia 2.0 by En-Vysion 'T Bootje - The Five Continents by Kouru17 raniPokhari by nayanstha Adomant 3d Render by Noomeci-art My Dream Car by duowla Helex 3D by Visual3Deffect Jade Samurai by BadLukArt Avengers Challange Widow Tron by Graxious Khonec by TheOrckid Demon 3d by jafaime Vherushian Male Turn Around by deamien Chopper by AleXM79 Tupo Ship by BangtuyPhong Monster in Random (Unknown creature) by akosiart Cat by Milish Trident Fighter by aFletcherKinnear My Train Your Brain Challenge Entry by newhere The Successor by smallsketch 3D Music Channel by florescu Ingol - God of All Existing by Zelfit
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Twenty third place winners will receive one class through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better ArtistPractice, practice, practice. Gah.7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better Artist2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Attend life drawing classes over the summer. Blegh.
Take a sketchbook with you everywhere you go, and fill up ten of those bad boys at the coffee shop. Pfft.
Let's be honest here. We all want to become better artists, like, right frickin' now. We don't even want to have to suffer through hour-long tutorials of some pompous snooty hack bloviating over the intricate methods of drawing eyes on YouTube. We want progress, we want improvement, and we want it on our desk in ten minutes ago!
Fine, fine, I hear ya'. While these aren't going to make an instant Leonardo da Vinci out of you, these might get you up to...ehh...Basquiat caliber. Sure, I've made tutorials, but those are more about setting up Photoshop for the sake of coloring an image, and not so much building yourself artistically. Those are more technical lessons. Artistically
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Why are we slower?About a month ago I finally got to meet an art hero of mine, Klaus Janson, a well known pro who's been in the industry for over 30 years. A mutual friend introduced us, and we hit it off right away. The group of us went through the Village hitting pub after pub, and soon I was drunk enough to ask Klaus something that had been bugging me.Why are we slower?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I asked him if modern comic artists are, on average, slower than we used to be. He said yes, and I agreed.
From the Golden Age until the 80s, pencillers were generally expected to turn in at least two pages a day, while an inker was expected to turn in around 3-4. There were a handful of exceptions, I'm sure, but most of the artists could pump out pages like human printing presses. In the current comic industry, it's completely reversed: while a handful of artists can still hit this speed, the vast majority can't. Pencillers today struggle to produce a page-per-day, while inkers (those who still ink with ink) are hitting around 2.
So what happened? I'v
The Resource Roundup #2The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
The smell of love by Grosojecorroded landscape by awjayPaper Pack 3 by dieratlight texture by Insan-StockAcrylic Gold Paint Swirl Stock by Enchantedgal-StockLocal Texture: Three by One by Beyond-OdditiesSun comes up-texture by iNeedChemicalXGlitter Bokeh by FallOutGirl9001TEXTURES 7 by Inthename-Stock
Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplayPen Tool Tutorial by Popo-LiciousCopic markers tutorial by mary-dreamsDreamy Photo Effect Tutorial by Planet37How To: Constructive Crits by RipfangDragonPhotoshop Animation Tutorial by detransRealism Tutorial - Esp::Eng by Calaymo3ds Max Planet Tutorial by hoevelkampIce tutorial by NakubiScarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet
Indian Summer - My first LR preset by DorottyaSLR preset: Purple Nature -free by kakiii2 Universal .RAW presets .LR3. by ABipolarTeddyBear:th
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 22 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
I'd like to know...What do my foreign friends think about it? I mean, with all the problems around the world, I know that a lot of people don't give a f*ck about what's happening in Brazil right now. But we have endured it enough, we're tired, we're sad, we were hurted by a careless government. Our politicians don't care about the nation... I know, curruption exists everywhere, but it's not because this is some kind of "sickness" around the world that we have to stand still and agree with that. Did you know that the Human Rights comission in Brazil is led by a homophobic and racist guy? Does it even make sense??? If the people unite to fight for a good cause like the quality of education and hospital treatment, the militar police try to stop us and the politicians laugh at us. We pay expensive taxes that are not reverted in better education or public transportation. Yeah, that's our problem, brazillians have to solve it alone... but if you guys support us in our cause, show the world you know what's happI'd like to know...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
LeadI recently got some fantastic art advice from a Navy SEAL. I was at a shooting range here in town, working on pistol proficiency. My colleague, who is much, MUCH better than I am at putting lead through paper, told me something staggeringly profound, but it was in the context of shooting. He said, to paraphrase: "Look at the pattern of bullets you have made on the target. If they are too spread out, that means you need to slow down. If they are too spot on, that means it's time to speed up." What fantastic advice for drawing!Lead1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you are finding your work quality lacking, then take time to make each piece better. Improvements do not occur often by blindly rushing ahead, and when they DO happen this way, you owe it to yourself to really investigate how they happened. Happy accidents are fantastic, but entirely unreliable, much like trying to hit a bullseye without understanding the mechanics behind operating a bullseye-striking device. Don't rush to fi
5 Reasons to WriteI wrote a blog once that urged comic artists to try writing their own books. I held back a bit on what I said--Punk Rock Jesus hadn't come out yet, so I didn't feel like I had the proper authority to really speak up.5 Reasons to Write2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since then, there's been a lot more discussion about the etiquette of publishers toward their freelancers, the recent rise of creator owned books, and the effects of Hollywood moving into comics (or vice versa). And as friend of mine at Newsarama pointed out recently, I'm one of a few guys who's found a middle ground--not only because I'm writing and drawing my own book, but because my OGN is partially owned by DC Comics.
Certain events of the last year have created new concerns within our industry. Do you still need to work for big publishers if you want to "make it"? Do they deliver a better product than creator owned books? Are the Big Two treating creators as fairly as they've always been? Between the rise of digital comics and comic-based movies, are creators getting