Basics of Make UpBasics of Make Up2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Basics of Make Up!
A lot of people asked to give them advice about how to do make up, so I collected the important things. But I'm not saying that eyeryone should do it in this way, I just want to give some help.
So here you go :
Some advices for choosing your make up-type:
- first, you need to make sure which colours fit your skintone! For example, if you have a bit darker skintone, brown hair and brown eyes, never use blue eyeshadow on the upper eyelids! It's very important, you don't want to look tasteless. Apply the colour and ask your friends, how does it look on you, or ask a professional.
Simple or Dramatic?
Cross-Section of a Vampire pt3The Cross-Section of the Vampire, Part 3:Cross-Section of a Vampire pt33 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
This is mostly just a resource and a few questions to challenge you during your writing of your vampires.
THIS IS THE END: Yes, this is the last of this little article series, but there is something very IMPORTANT that must be understood:
Do NOT explain your answers to all of these questions directly in your writing. Why? You will successfully bore your readers with an info dump which is not neccessary. That's right. Don't give out the secrets of the universe. Keep them hidden, keep them safe, and horde them in the tiny
Cross-Section of a Vampire pt2The Cross-Section of the Vampire, Part 2:Cross-Section of a Vampire pt23 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Balancing Traditional with Contemporary
With vampires, you have a great deal of legends, stories, and myths floating around. Hollywood has helped this along with a variety of movies starring vampires (a lot of the vampire 'mythology' is actually Hollywood mythology, tread carefully if you are trying to write a very traditional vampire). There are also more books out there than can fit on a single bookcase, much less a shelf, that star vampires. With all this material, where do you go?
Begin researching traditional vampires, both people who have a vampire and those who are starti
Interview Your CharacterINTERVIEW YOUR CHARACTERInterview Your Character2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
(YOUNG ADULT VERSION)
Choose an original character you have created. All questions must be answered from the character's perspective. The character should remain "in character" throughout the interview. The character may refuse to answer a given question, but must say something in reply to it. The character must answer truthfully, but that does not necessarily mean that their answers must be true, only that the character believes them to be true. Have fun.
. VITAL STATISTICS
. ABILITIES AND TRAITS
Art TipsI am writing this for a friend and for anyone else who may find it useful. The following treatise is by no means law or the only way to do things. It's only what I know or believe so far and it's probably not applicable to most styles except those similar to my own. Take from it what you will.Art Tips3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1.) Gesture drawings: Yeah, I know, it's one of the most annoying criticisms you'll get "you need to do more gesture drawings!" Stifle your reflex to kick them into a volcano and do it. Your art will be better for it. Try to set aside at least 15 minutes a day for gesture drawing.
2.) Draw from life: If you've been drawing or painting for any signific
Writing 302: Action in PanelsYou may think this is solely up to the illustrator of the book but in fact it's actually a shared responsibility between writers and pencillers.Writing 302: Action in Panels2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Camera Angles and Storytelling through Panels
As a writer it's your job to define the pacing and flow of the page and how your story will reach the readers. The artist's job is to take those directions, execute them as best as he can and apply his vision on top of the writer's. It is a collaborative effort and that's why writers and artists have to keep a constant communication.
Drawing a pin-up is one thing, telling a story through pictures is something else entirely. All your choices have weight
Html codes and Visual Poetry A lot of great writers on dA don't know how to use html codes, which is a real shame, because these codes can really be used to bring out a writer's words. This tutorial will go through several basic codes, good places to use them in your writing, along with spacing and other aspects of visual poetry & writing.Html codes and Visual Poetry2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
If you haven't noticed, when you open an "Add text" devation, there's a list of HTML codes at the bottom. Most of them look like this . A lot of these match up with the names used for them in Microsoft Word documents, so they should be easy to use. So, let's start off with the basics!
1. Italics <i>
Be a producer 101Be a producer 1013 years ago in Letters More Like This
A lot of writers approach me (for reasons I do not know) and told me about how hard it is for them to get someone to teamwork with them on a comic project.
Writers, project start ups, please understand that once you want to involve someone into your project, you are no longer just a writer. You have switched role to being a "producer" of your project.
As little as the project maybe, you are the producer.
Therefore, as a producer, you need to do what a producer do!
Job 1: provide, and find ways to provide the team financially (I do it by fund rising, other producers/writers do so by getting a part time job, or talk investors i
Quick Guide: Story OrganizingA Quick Guide to Organizing Your Fantasy/Sci-Fi NovelQuick Guide: Story Organizing2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I'm going to try and briefly cover World Building specifically for Fantasy and Science Fiction (though it will apply in general to any setting), both major and minor Characters, and some basics of Timeline here. I am not going to walk you step by step through how to write your own story, but you should (hopefully) get some useful tips out of this.
I never used to organize my novels before I started writing. I have so many stories in my head, I would just pick one and start writing. I didn't have trouble keeping to the same details of a given character because I knew them so well. But afte
Words To Avoid"Words To Avoid In Creative Writing"Words To Avoid3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
We've all heard there are some no-no words in creative writing - these are words that you want to avoid "at all costs" some people say, but do you know which they are, and why you should avoid them? Well, I didn't the first time I saw a list of "words to avoid", and not surprisingly, a lot of people who write these lists don't know why either. (I know, SHOCK! GASP! just because someone wrote a guide doesn't mean they know what they're talking about.)
So, this morning I went on a word-finding spree to find these "word lists" and find out WHY I was supposed to avoid these words - and more import
Cross-Section of a Vampire pt1The Cross-Section of the Vampire, Part 1:Cross-Section of a Vampire pt13 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
In recent years, there has been an influx of the word Vampire. Nowadays, it's everywhere. Pick up any teen romance novel and there is likely to be a vampire somewhere. Frankly, many people are beginning to think that it's all getting very old. The vampires seem uninteresting, in many cases unbelievable. They follow the exact same formula, and sometimes, they are simply an excuse for the impossible. Today, we will rediscover vampires and we will make them our own.
To understand wher
what to do- Art VS Parentswhat to do- Art VS Parents3 years ago in Letters More Like This
Art career VS Parents is actually a very very common issue in many different countries.
First of all, you are not alone in this struggle, many many people are on the same boat sharing the same problem, including your parents.
A lot of parents tend to think doing art makes you starve, and you will be poor all your life if you want to become an artist. They are dead set on "a certain career means more money therefore means more steady life"
Truth is... whatever that popular career is... it may become less popular later because of so many people going into the field, thus lowering the demand. The supply and demand principle applies to all fie
Game Industry Advice4studentsI was asked by an aspiring 3d artist who was about a year from actually attending college, for some advice about the gaming industry and this is what I had to say to her. She was specifically thinking about going to Digipen, which is the same college I went to. But the advice applies to just about any school that offers a program in "video game' 3d art.Game Industry Advice4students3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Well, there are a few things I'd suggest you do, if you have the goal of being a 3D Artist in the gaming industry.
First off, you need to really decide if you want to aim for the gaming industry or production film 3d.
Most schools that offer degrees in 3D Animat
100 songs themes challenge1. Unchained melody Righthouse brothers100 songs themes challenge5 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
2. First Love Utada Hikaru
3. Dearest Ayumi Hamasaki
4. Love love love Epic High
5. Why Annie Lennox
6. Smoke Natalie Imbruglia
7. Imagine John Lennon
8. Im no superman Scrubs soundtrack
9. Gekkou (moonlight) Onitsuka Chihiro
10. I dont want to wait Paula Cole
11. How Soon Is Now - Love Spit Love (Charmed soundtrack)
12. Please Please Please The Smiths
13. If youll be mine Babybird
14. Cold water Damien Rice
15. Halleluja Jeff Buckley
16. Thank you Dido
Artist Alley 101Artist Alley 1011 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
ARTIST ALLEY 101
Hi there deviantart guinea pigs! 8D I'm preparing an outline for a panel at A-kon! I have vast experience attending conventions and displaying my work. What I've written here are my total thoughts on how to do your first artist alley. It has not been made into an outline yet. What I'm needing is feedback, questions, and conversations about this information so I can decide what I might add or take away from this discussion before creating a final outline and hand out! Please help me! I'd really appreciate any comments you feel ready to leave! I am not really a comfortable public speaker, I only feel capable once I have prepar
Design a country work sheetDesign a country work sheet3 years ago in Settings More Like This
For those people who needs to design their own world.
This is a form I will use from now on to help me design it faster and more complete.
original from: droemar's journal
Edited by mayshing 2010
Colors: (An example would be red, white, and blue)
Symbol: (An example would be stars and stripes.)
calender measure (time table): (Does their calender go by the moon, or sun? Or other planets?)
Races: (The races that inhabit the area, whether or not they're native.
Physical: (The ethnic description of your race: skin color, hair color, builds, dress)
How2Make An AWESUM Female CharHEY? So you want to make an awesome female character that will be loved for all glorious ages to come? Well look no further! In several easy steps, you'll be well on your way to gracing fiction with what will eventually become one of the greatest female characters of all time!How2Make An AWESUM Female Char4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
1. Real Girls Don't Wear Pants. A major rule in physical design is never ever have your female character wearing pants. Or, GOD FORBID, jeans. She must always wear either a skirt, shorts, or some freaky variation between the two. But never pants. (unless they're really tight pants that let you see everything. Black leather is also highly suitable for this purpose.) Als
Basic codes for CSS journalBasic codes for CSS journalBasic codes for CSS journal5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Ok I dont have any examples (except for my journal) but if you fallow what I say its really easy!!
Copy and past this into the space in your journal labeled "add CSS"! I will break it up into sections and help you fill it out!
Tips For Editing PoetryTips For Editing Poetry8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
***Tips For the Novice (and otherwise) - Editing***
The blanket statement, "Editing/revision harms poetry," is simply wrong. It's akin to a photographer claiming that focusing the lens ruins the emotion of the photograph. It is the details, and the appropriate attention paid to them, that separate a photograph from a snapshot. Imagine a film maker slapping every frame he shot up on the screen without editing for continuity, for pacing, for effect. What a disaster. That is not to say that editing can't be destructive - there is such a thing as poor editing, just as there is poor writing. But done correctly, done well, it is one of the m
The Two Plot TypesThe Types of PlotsThe Two Plot Types2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
There seem to me to be two, incredibly basic, types of plot. First you have the extraordinary event that happens to a normal person, or at least a person that thinks that they are normal. Then there is the extraordinary person put into ordinary circumstances.
The first of the two has been the more common one, because many people find it much easier to relate to an ordinary person. This can mean that the person either is completely "normal" and through the circumstances, something makes them different or they are different, although they do not know it, and the events show them that fact.
Some examples: In
How To 'Flesh Out' an OCHow To 'Flesh Out' an OC2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The aggregate of features and traits that form the
individual nature of some person or thing.
In this tutorial I will guide you through a way to 'flesh out' an Original Character (Also known as an OC). Before we begin, let's go through the basics.
A character is quite simply one who possesses qualities that define them from someone else. Every character is original and unique. A character can not only be human, but an animal, an alien, or anything that the imagination can come up with.
However, characters are often difficult to create, because to put it bluntly, you are in a sense creating a new being. This being
Murdering Mary SueMurdering Mary SueMurdering Mary Sue5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Every aspiring writer has met her at least once, whether in his own works or in those of others. The alluring temptation of a perfect character taunts the author from one side while his muse urges him to keep writing from the other. Who wouldn't love her? She's the most beautiful, talented, fantastic woman in the universe, with not a flaw in sight. Every woman wants to be her; every man wants to marry her, so why would anyone want to kill her? Who would want to murder Mary Sue?
I would. I and many greater authors have been working hard to keep this succubus in her proper place: the trash can. Mary Sue is one of the wors
The Cure for Writers Block Breaking Out Of Writer's BlockThe Cure for Writers Block5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
By Apryl Duncan
You stare at the blank page. The white of the page embeds itself in your brain, resulting in your mind going blank.
Breaking out of the block doesn't have to be a mind-boggling challenge, though. Explore the causes and the cure and you'll be writing again in no time.
If you've decided that you're going to write from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every single day - no matter what - then you're probably pushing yourself too hard.
Your writing will become dull and drab. The natural flow you once knew will temporarily escape to Writer's Bloc