PE: Power of PerspectivePE: Power of PerspectivePE: Power of Perspective2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Perspective is the angle and depth of a piece of art. Changing perspective allows for drastic differences. There is more than one kind of perspective, and all of them allow for more dynamic pieces of art if used correctly.
There are three common choices, and these are explained later.
Usually perspective deals with how close things appear, and correctly rendering perspective adds depth to an image and increases the impact of the composition.
One Point Perspective
One point perspective is where there is one vanishing point in a piece. . A vanishing point is essentially the in-the-distance-until-you-can'
t-see anymore point.
You see this perspective often, images of roads, or landscape often have one point perspective.
Examples of one point perspective:
Art class 101 -Digital painting beginning exerciseSphere demoArt class 101 -Digital painting beginning exercise5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is a great way to try digital painting and to get used to two very different methods of digital painting, I will refer to them as glazing and direct painting. I find when teaching this to my students that it is about a 50/50 split as to which method the students prefer. Either method will produce beautiful results.
The reason I start with the sphere is so that students master the techniques on a simple object, but dont let that fool you. A sphere is a very complex shape when you are first starting out. If you can mater shading a sphere smoothly then you will be well on your way to mastering digital painting. I often suggest students try the sphere exercise several times until they can do it smoothly.
The goal of this exercise is to master the values to produce the illusion that the sphere is three dimensional. If you have ever taken a drawing or painting class, you may have done this exercise before with more traditional materials. There are 6-7 values needed to
10 beneficial things artists should ask themselvesHere's 10 important questions to ask yourself. Read them constantly as a checklist to make sure your are heading in the right direction and using your artistic potential.10 beneficial things artists should ask themselves4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. What motivates you to create art? Write down your answer and think about how you can use this very important information.
2. What kinds of information have you been putting on the internet? The internet is the new resume. If I can find dumb pics or comments from you then other people can too...
3. Does your art express something interesting? Great art means something to its viewers, not just its creator.
4. Does failure push you forward? How you deal with failure will determine how skillfull you will become.
5. Do you enjoy arguing or flaming people's work? If you are the type of person to hate on others, it will come back to you. Especially with the internet and all the social networking.
6. Do you try out new methods/materials/subjects that might be unconfortable at first? Success is inevitable if you always choo
Art 101 Composition Part 2In a continuation of my first article on composition, http://news.deviantart.com/article/44402/, Id like to get more specific on some traditional structures for composition based on geometric forms. Many of these foundations for composition are borrowed from artists as far back as the Renaissance who strongly favored triangle, circular and diagonal themes. Thinking about a compositional structure before you begin to paint or draw can produce a much stronger image that "reads" well to the viewer and has a sense of organization rather then leaving things to chance. With a post modern influence artists have moved away from planning their paintings, and often the only thought given before starting a new painting is what the subject will be. But there is much we can learn from previous generations of artists who in addition to mastering the technical aspects of painting, also meticulously planned every aspect of their compositions.Art 101 Composition Part 27 years ago in Art Features More Like This
One of the first basic methods of composing space is to use
Get Better At Drawing (Without Drawing Anything)Art is a process.Get Better At Drawing (Without Drawing Anything)4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Like that of the scientific method and philosophical alchemy, art can be refined and improved through process. From observation, to experiment, to reflection and conclusion, art is improved by the steps we make towards change, not solidification and stagnation. Much of the advice out there for drawing is simply practice or avoid distractions. This advice is good, but there is more to creation than just throwing yourself mindlessly into a task and avoiding bad habits along the way. Good habits and knowledge will help to excel your learning process faster, and from that, improve faster and more effectively.
Look at it
As an artist, observation is key. The skill we develop is not just seeing, but interpreting what we see, remembering what we have seen and recording it in the form of visual art. This is a skill that, aside from blindness or vision degradation, you will be able to improve during your entire life. The way of seeing from an art
10 ways to become more productiveDear, deviantart fellow artists10 ways to become more productive8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's difficult to feel motivated and stay focused on our goals all the time. But how to achieve what we want, how to not let procrastination stand in our way?
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Set goals
Think about your ultimate goal - what is that matters to you the most, what would make you incredibly happy and excited. Write that down and work your way through to it. It will be the reason, the reminder for you to look forward in those times, when you'll feel less motivated.
Try to write also weekly, monthly and yearly goals - be reasonable and realistic regarding that, but don't be afraid of challenges. They have to be S.M.A.R.T. - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.
2. Plan tasks in previous day
Make a l
Art Class 101 - ColorI think one of the most complex subjects facing artists is color theory. Its a life long pursuit to understand all the nuances of color and yet it can produce the most benefit to the artist. One of the most frustrating experiences of new artists is seeing a color on the model or still life and having little understanding of how to go about mixing that color. Nothing can be more intimidating to the new artist then range of colors they encounter the first time they go to buy supplies... what colors do you need... where to start?Art Class 101 - Color7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Color can be simplified into some basic concepts that can greatly improve an understanding of color theory and provide some guidance. This primer will be a concise overview of color but to truly understand color, nothing can take the place of experimentation. One of the most useful things you can do to master color is to make color charts of your working palette. In these color charts you should pick one color, say ultramarine blue, and mix it with every other co
Creating a Beautiful Fractal ImageThere are so many beautiful fractal images in the art world...Creating a Beautiful Fractal Image2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
...and the ones here at Deviant Art are no exception! The images are as diverse as each person who creates it. I am a lay-person on the subject when it comes to explaining the art itself. Simply put...fractals are based on Mathematical Equations. The how and the why of this explanation still eludes me, but the beauty of the images keep my creating them. For information about the underlying mathematics check this Wikipedia link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractals
This journal will look at the elements that go into creating a beautiful Fractal Image, rather then the complexity of the base mathematics.
I did not come to these thoughts about the "Perfe
LET'S GET FOLDINGLET'S GET FOLDINGLET'S GET FOLDING2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Many times a friend or a deviant has said to me, "oh I could never fold origami, I'm not gifted that way", but it's just not true! As part of projecteducate's Artisan Crafts week, I'm going to show you how simple it is to find and fold something gorgeous and to present it well to your internet audience.
With just a little inspiration and a bit of patience, ANY one of us could fold something absolutely lovely. So what are you waiting for?? Let's get folding!
1) BE INSPIRED
First of all, you need to figure out what you want to fold. You need inspiration from looking at gorgeous origami, from admiring nature and the world around, or maybe it'll just hit you like a random lightning bolt. We are super privileged to have many experienced and skilful origamists on dA, many who create their own models from scratch. From persona
365 Days... Mindful Meditation of Daily DrawingsWatch depthRADIUS365 Days... Mindful Meditation of Daily Drawings1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Days of Doodles
Mindful Meditation of Daily Drawing
Foreword by techgnotic
Gabriel Picolo is a graphic design student in Brazil who has provided at least two people—me and himself—a most compelling reason for getting out of bed every morning in 2014. He calls it the 365 Days of Doodles Project, for which he creates, each day, one of his wildly imaginative pencil sketch and ink drawings (quite a bit more elevated than a “doodle”—more like a free-flowing meditation).
How to: Margin + PaddingFor 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: Margin + Padding2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
However I will try to explain the things as simple as possible. Upcoming questions should be left in a comment directly to this blog so that people with similar problems can look them up later as well.
The tutorial series 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
It seems like a lot of people are struggling with the usage of margin and padding. In the end it doesn’t matter ho
PE: How to Make a Large EmoticonHow to Make a Large EmoticonPE: How to Make a Large Emoticon2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have been asked many times how I make my big emoticons. How I shade it, dither it, etc, so I am going to make a step by step tutorial on how I make large emoticons. Even if you already know how to, you might find something useful in this. Be aware that I am using photoshop elements 3.0, so this technique can be preformed in almost any program that has layers and custom pencil brush sizes and or a hollow and filled circle tool. If your program doesn't have layers or adjustable circles of any kind (whether it be the pencil tool or the circle tool), you should be able to get around it somehow, but if you can't figure it out, I would recommend gimp. It works on Macs, Windows, or Linux computers. You can get a free download at gimp.org.
Start by making a hollow circle. The color of it should be a really dark shade of the color you want the emote to be. I'm making a blue emote, so
PE: Smoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingSmoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingPE: Smoooth Animation Tutorial: Jumping2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we will learn how to make smoooth animation! In this tutorial we will cover a basic movement, but sometimes difficult to look natural, jumping.
I am using a pixel black ball as the subject, but really, you can apply this tutorial to anything you want to jump! Like animals and humans (of coarse they would bend their legs instead of squish.;D)! If your animation starts to "trail", or you simply don't know how to animate, you can check out some other tutorials I have made that are linked at the bottom.
Let us begin!
Lets start with the subject. I am using a 13x13 pixel black ball, but you can use anything, even if it isn't pixeled.
Now for the squish! This is the set move to gather energy for the jump. You wouldn't jump straight legged, would you? For my ball, I made it shorter, and expanded it out some on both ends. If your subj
[WINNER] Premium Membership Giveaway~!EDIT: The lucky winner is #33 :iconjudithchen:. Congratulations~ I will be gifting you a 12 month premium membership. Thank you to everyone else who participated. I might be doing another premium membership giveaway in the future ^^[WINNER] Premium Membership Giveaway~!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Since I'll need to renew my membership soon, I thought I'd take advantage of the "Give One, Get One Free" deal and give a 12 month membership to a lucky deviant~
How to Enter
1. Be a watcher
2. Add this entry to favorites
3. Comment below, telling me you have done the requirements, along with which of my deviations is your favorite & why~
4. Mention my giveaway in a journal entry and include the link in your comment for another chance to win [optional]
Deadline: January 3rd @ 12:00 AM EST
The winner will be chosen by a random number generator.
Good luck everyone~ :iconbunnyglompplz:
Anatomic Help Right Now!!Hola hola gentucilla!!.Anatomic Help Right Now!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A la luz de los resultados obtenidos en mi encuesta de "Qué parte del cuerpo humano os cuesta dibujar más" he estado recolectando información de diversos tomos de anatomía artística que tengo de dicha asignatura y os las paso para que os sirva de ayuda a la hora de dibujar la figura humana. Son todos libros prestigiosos y que, seguramente, conoceréis. Os pondré los links de las láminas que más interesantes me han parecido de cada parte del cuerpo y al final la biografía. Así que ahí vamos!
1. Manos: http://imageshack.us/g/28/bammes17.jpg/
2. Pies: http://imageshack.us/g/1/9822682/
3. Cabeza: http://img3.imageshack.us/g/bammes02.jpg/
4. Torso: http://imageshack.us/g/256/bammes31.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/g/1/9822723/
5. Brazos: http://img593.imageshack.us/g/bammes10.jpg/
6. Piernas: http://img829.imageshack.us/g/bammes01.jpg/
Los manuales son los siguientes:
1. Gottfried BAMMES- Der
About my Resources BROWSE THROUGH MY RESOURCESAbout my Resources9 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you use my resources, please:
If possible, give credit with a link
Comment/Note/Email/Something with a link to your work so I can have an idea of how my resources are used.
Don't resubmit/redistribute them
Fully Tagged Album: Top 100 Brony Songs of 2013Fully Tagged Album: Top 100 Brony Songs of 20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
Download links below:
Size: 724 MB
Everfree Radio recently released their Top 100 Pony Songs of 2013 list, and it is awesome (just like last year's). I got tired of going to YouTube to listen, so I hunted down the best available download for each song and organized them into a proper album for portable music devices. Everything is fully tagged into one disk with proper title (file names ha
Emote TutorialsThere are a wide range of tutorials available to help with all aspects of emoticons. To help easily locate a suitable one, click one of the following links to be taken to the folder of relevant tutorialsEmote Tutorials4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Apophysis 2.06c 3D Hack ResourcesLast week, the highly anticipated release of the Apophysis 2.06c 3D hack version finally arrived. This marks one of the most significant changes to Apophysis since the introduction of the Julia (n) variation.Apophysis 2.06c 3D Hack Resources8 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So, you were terribly excited about the project and downloaded it the moment you discovered its release, but...now what? Below is a list containing all of the resources currently available. So far there aren't too many, but at least it's a decent start.
Apophysis 2.06c 3D Hack at SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=127736
Read Zueuk's comments about the latest version in his journal: http://zueuk.deviantart.com/journal/14894844/
Check out the discussion on FracFan Forums: http://woosie.net/fracfan/viewtopic.php?t=5255&highlight=hack
Apo2.06 3D Hack Tutorial [Terranuts] by :devnemopaic
Tutorial Showcase #13DeviantART is a great place to find not only art but also some awesome tutorials. It doesn't matter if you are interested in photo manipulation or writing, usually there is a tutorial for that. But at the same time there are so many great tutorials outside of deviantART and most deviantART users might never find them unless someone shows these tutorials to them. So I'm happy to introduce you a new journal series called "Tutorial Showcase" which features some awesome tutorials outside of deviantART. System is pretty simple. Every showcase journal showcases five tutorials from a specific category and this category changes with every new journal. There's no special placement, all of them are equal. So here we go!Tutorial Showcase #132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Theme for this time is:
This first tutorial doesn't specifically teach you only one object but rather how to start with pixel art and some of the pixel art history with it as well. It is a really detailed tutorial and
Tutorial Showcase #10DeviantART is a great place to find not only art but also some awesome tutorials. It doesn't matter if you are interested in photo manipulation or writing, usually there is a tutorial for that. But at the same time there are so many great tutorials outside of deviantART and most deviantART users might never find them unless someone shows these tutorials to them. So I'm happy to introduce you a new journal series called "Tutorial Showcase" which features some awesome tutorials outside of deviantART. System is pretty simple. Every showcase journal showcases five tutorials from a specific category and this category changes with every new journal. There's no special placement, all of them are equal. So here we go!Tutorial Showcase #102 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Theme for this time is:
This is a really cool poster dedicated to highlight one single product. If you have ever felt like making one but didn't know how to then now is your chance. Some of the parts on this tutorial might b
Top social posts from last week: 11.4.13Twitter:Top social posts from last week: 11.4.131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A beautifully realistic Totoro fan art by AllaD8!
Hipster Batman by thecreatorhd
"A Very HTTYD Halloween" by TsaoShin bit.ly/1gFTbhU
Rain by @okoszkaa (
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
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