One Giant, Huge, Way Large Tutorial List -03/07/08EDIT: Yeap, I'm still updating this, albeit slowly. I put a link up to a new program called Artweaver (at the bottom). It's a free program that mimics Painter. Good alternative for those who don't have lots of cash to blow.
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Ok, Im going to start a tutorial journal just in case people want some quick links to access webpages with some good info and tips on creating things. Links are generally from everywhere, ranging from articles, to personal artists websites, to art communities, to where ever. If I see it and I think it has some good stuff that will help people, it will go in here. ( :
I have tried to put these in respective categories, but if you feel something doesnt belong please tell me and I can move it.
Just as a heads up! If you are interested in other communities for learning, try taking a look at:
CGTalk mostly sp
Fast and easy way to create a reference sheet...Just the other day, I discovered a super quick and easy way to create reference sheets for digital painting. So, instead of having a ton of documents open all at once, slowing down your Photoshop, or spending a half hour to create your own sheet, you can use Picasa to create one for you in just seconds.Fast and easy way to create a reference sheet...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Below is a video I made to show you how. There are some other tips in there as well, so take a look if you're interested!
Project Weekly give away comment to enter 26nd NovATTENTION THIS GIVE AWAY HAS ENDEDProject Weekly give away comment to enter 26nd Nov2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
HERE IS THE NEW ONE OF THIS WEEK
It's time for Project Weekly give away
Please Fav this journal to spread the news about
Project weekly give away I'm holding every week
It's time to announce the winners of last week
the winners of last week are
want to see how many people I made happy so far
:iconcreation-inspirationroject Weekly give away
Gives one month Premium membership and a three month Premium membership
without your help we can't continue doing this
so if you want to support this project
(click on the donation button to donate
one point means a lot to me.
After you donate, I will contact you
Member of the WeekRandom Member of the WeekMember of the Week2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone! PizzaPotatoNBacon, one of the lovely admins, suggested that we hold a weekly feature for group members. We're going to start a new activity each week where we'll randomly select a member to be featured in a journal as well as on the front page.
If you'd like to be participate, please add this journal to your favorites. Next week, we'll draw a number, and if your number is chosen, then you'll be featured for the week!
The dA commUNIty and YouThe dA commUNIty and YouThe dA commUNIty and You2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When first stumbling upon deviantArt, whether 5 months or 5 years ago, we decided to join because we wanted to share our art. We wanted our work to be seen, to be appreciated, to be understood. However, it can be a long and difficult journey from obscurity into the spotlight. Many newcomers and even long-time deviants are sometimes overwhelmed and discouraged by a seeming lack of interest and/or exposure for their work. After all, that's what dA is for, right? Not necessarily - the answer to that question is a bit more involved than a simple "yes" or "no".
Society in general has become used to instant gratification. Want the new album by your favorite artist? With the click of a mouse, you've got it! Need to get in touch with your cousin who's moved to Italy? It's easy -- just Skype! The college you want to attend is across the country? No problem, they offer online courses!
You may be wondering how this is relevant to dA. Well,
Giveaway! (Closed)EDIT 2: And the winners are!Giveaway! (Closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: This contest is now closed, no more entries being accepted. I will announce the winners here in just a moment.
That's right, you heard me! I'm having yet another giveaway, what can I say? I'm addicted xD So, as most of my friends and watchers know, I recently got my first Premium Membership, and since I have a job, have left it recurring for $5 a month. That means I don't have to save up points! So I know it isn't a lot but I'm giving away 5 points each to 3 lucky people!
How to Enter-
All you have to do is comment or fave this journal entry. That's seriously it! (Mainly because I know that I hate and r
Workshopping with Rasp: Part 2 of 3In the first part of this workshop, I talked about how to create compelling characters. This part will be about what drives them and how to royally ruin their day so you can entertain your readers. compelling characters are useless without a story. This is where motivation and conflict come in.Workshopping with Rasp: Part 2 of 33 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
What is it? A state of being that exists when needs or wants are not being fulfilled and the desire to have those needs or wants satisfied.
On a basic level, humans have needs. I hope we are familiar with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs because that is what I'm about to draw from. If not, here's a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs . On the bottom rung, we have physiological needs that must be met for basic survival: breathing, food, water, sex, sleep, h
See Your Watcher GraphOur of curiosity, I wrote this script that makes a graph of a deviant's watcher gain over time, starting with the day the deviant gained his/her first watch.See Your Watcher Graph8 months ago in Personal More Like This
My graph spans about two years and looks like this:
Interestingly enough, it turns out that the largest peaks correlate not with the days when I received a DD, but with the days when I wrote PE articles and landed in the footer. The DD's led to small peaks, but they are surprisingly hardly noticeable in the graph.
Anyways, thought I'd share since it's pretty interesting to see what your graph comes out to be. All you have to do is go to the page linked above and enter your username into the box.
Identifying a Possible DDWith so much variety out there, it can be difficult to know what makes a piece good enough to receive a Daily Deviation (DD).Identifying a Possible DD2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We've put our heads together with the Literature Community Volunteers (Lit CVs), to come up with some advice on what makes a DD stand out. This isn't a definitive list, nor does it guarantee that your suggestions will actually get featured, but it should help you better understand what sets DDs apart from the rest.
Emotional Reaction and Wider Appeal
Possibly the most defining feature of all successful DDs is how they connect to the reader. Reading is often a personal and intimate activity, thus the emotional connection between the reader and literature varies. At some point though, we all form a connection with what we read. In the words of Nichrysalis:
"Writing should resonate on an emotional level, as art does, whether it entertains, saddens, or shocks. If a piece resonates with me, and I
Workshopping with Rasp: Part 1 of 3Here it is, as promised. Keep in mind that even though I do not have formal training as a writer, these are the things I keep in mind when writing my characters. I have had varying levels of success here at dA and you are free to use my ideas or not. I'm not claiming to know it all, the below is not gospel and it's not guaranteed. But you never know.Workshopping with Rasp: Part 1 of 33 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Comments are appreciated, haters are welcome.
How to Create Compelling Characters
I can't speak for everyone but I read for compelling characters. If the characters really move me, the plot can be as thin as it wants; though it's not always easy to have characters carry the whole thing if nothing is happening.
Where do we find compelling characters? In books, of course, but they're obviously not confined to books. Compelling characters in movies are just as important. Unless you're doing improv, plays and movie
PE: How to Make the Most of Your Lit on dALit Basics WeekPE: How to Make the Most of Your Lit on dA8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
It goes without saying that being noticed on dA as an artist isn't easy. Add in the fact that you're submitting literature to a predominantly visual arts site and you have an even lower chance of being noticed. Your friendly Literature Community Volunteers do their best to feature an array of poetry and prose, but even that is only a single day feature of ONE of your deviations. Getting a following or even just getting deviants to read your lit and give feedback is hard work. But you'll see a common denominator amongst those deviants that have made it.
It's community involvement. You shouldn't expect to receive if you're not willing to give. But how exactly can accomplish that? Is going to random Lit Groups and leaving critique on a dozen or so deviations a week enough? Probably not. Will participating in group challenges, prompts and contests get you noticed? Not by itself. What if you run a weekly or bi-weekly feature article of Literature on dA? Still, no.
Workshopping with Rasp: Part 3 of 3Congratulations for sticking with me so far if you're reading this, you're pretty awesome. Thanks for your attention. I hope the first and second parts were of benefit to you; this third part is where you tie it all together.Workshopping with Rasp: Part 3 of 33 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Part 1: Creating Compelling Characters http://raspil.deviantart.com/journal/Workshopping-with-Rasp-Part-1-of-3-306397871
Part 2: Motivation and Conflict http://raspil.deviantart.com/journal/Workshopping-with-Rasp-Part-2-of-3-308633192
The following is something I have shared with only a few deviants here at this site who wanted help on plotting out their stories. I used to be hesitant about sharing it with more than the few I sent it to but you know what - any bit of help we can give each other is worth it in the end. Other folks have been generous enough to share their secrets, I should return the favor.
This sheet, the Plot Arc for Short Stories, is a original creation of mine
Groups Directory Update Group LoveGroups Directory Update2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
deviantART is an artist dream come true and caters to artist from all artistic mediums. I know of no other
online community that is in constant contact with their members and
allows members to run their own groups with specific rules and
guidelines that you have decided for your group.
If you are not interested in becoming a founder or administrator of a group, deviantART has hundreds if not thousands
of groups for you to search and find one or more that is to your
comfort level and liking. Groups are a fantastic way to find other
artist to discuss techniques, share idea's, collaborate and make new
Question for the Reader; How often do you
search for a new group to join or to find a group that is centered
around your interest Discuss in the comments area of this journal
Below is a sample collection of groups you will find within deviantART. I hope you enjoy i
PE: ReferencesReferencesPE: References1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Every single one of you, if you draw or paint, at least once was stuck - or will be - with this thought in your head: how should this body part/perspective/chiaroscuro be drawn correctly?
Some certain aspects of creating a picture and its composition make quite a challenge, especially (but really not only) for a beginner. This is where references come in handy. Written from a point of view of someone, who used to use them often and who does not anymore - almost at all.
The best and easiest when it comes to follow, storage and collect - photo references can be called without hesitation the most popular of this specification. On deviantART, you've got the amazing Resources & Stock Images category full of brilliant reference pictures - and there are deviants with accounts dedicated completely to providi
Strawberries + Chocolate Feature Maybe you aren't hungry now, but after this feature, you definitely will be! Strawberries + Chocolate, two of my most favorite foods in the world~Strawberries + Chocolate Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hope you enjoy this feature!
cool chocolate by guszti132
cool chocolate by guszti132
chocolate almond Muffins by Disneys-Buffy
Chocolate Cupcake by Eyesindark Summer Delights by claremanson
Summer Delights by claremanson
Gallery Descriptions: Fractal ArtGalleries monthGallery Descriptions: Fractal Art8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A fractal is a never ending pattern, self similar on every scale. Or almost self similar. And, quite obviously, fractal art is art created with fractals
Fractal art is not drawn or painted by hand, but created with fractal generating software (for example, Apophysis, Mandelbulb or Ultra Fractal). Basically, it is created by calculating fractal objects and rendering them as still images or animations. The rendered images can be further modified using other graphic programs, such as Photoshop or Gimp. Also, the artwork may incorporate some non-fractal images, mainly but not only in manipulations.
This gallery is for fractal artworks with minimal or no post-work other than title, frame and watermark. In a few words, only works that are either raw output from a fractal generating program or have some minimal post-work (for example, brightness and color adjustments).
Inspiration: youtube artists (part 1)Dear, deviantart fellow artistsInspiration: youtube artists (part 1)6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hi - so I'm starting new series of journals with useful resources - mainly because I'm running out of topics to write about and I just like some diversity. (I'll continue to post general art/motivational journals too every now and then)
Here are some of my favorite youtube artists, that inspire me and I hope that these resources might be helpful for you too.
'Level up!' is an idea of two Polish artists - Wojtek Fus ( WojciechFus ) and Darek Zabrocki ( daRoz ), who want to teach and learn from each other. Level Up has expanded a host team by amazing Jonas De Ro (JonasDeRo ) There are weekly, 2 to 3-hours long livestreams with critiques, overpaintings and Q&A's. It's so wonderful to watch them paint and talks about important tips on art and life as an artists. Also check out their
Groups: Tutorial + Resources There are many groups on deviantART. DeviantART Community aims to help you find ones that you are looking for, or introduce you to new ones you have never seen before!Groups: Tutorial + Resources2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Master Post about FergusonThis post originated on Tumblr, and I have made a few small tweaks.Master Post about Ferguson4 months ago in Personal More Like This
For anyone having to deal with people that support Darren Wilson, or anyone wanting to learn more about Ferguson / Michael Brown.
I hope this helps.
All links will be clickable.
-The man who assisted in the autopsy of Brown has no medical degree, and lied about who he really is
-Experts don't buy Wilson's story
-Despite claims during the case that it is legal to shoot an unnarmed fleeing suspect, it is NOT AND HAS NOT BEEN since 1984 &&
New Giveaway: CLOSED!So some of you have seen my last giveaway, where I said it would be my final one,New Giveaway: CLOSED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
BUT some kindhearted anonymous soul donated 100 to me, to give away!
As much as I wanted to credit them, it's the least I could do to follow their request of being kept anonymous.
2 lucky deviants will win 50 each!
August 24, 2013 (Saturday)
As usual, I will be using random.org.
(F.Y.I. Some people already won in my last giveaway, I'm just too busy now with College to make a journal out of it)
goldenyellowcrystal & 3D-Homestuck
Do you want a feature 23... finishedFeature timeDo you want a feature 23... finished2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Oh my...it took some time to make this...hahaha. Omg, there were so many comments... I told that I'll feature first 100 works posted here. But there were simply so many works that I had to feature more. So, I featured first 150 works. It's biggest feature I made. If I told you that you have been featured, but you can't see your work here, then please tell me If you want you can fav this journal, so that featured artists will get more attention which they deserve. Thank you
:thumb380373114: Cleo Avon Chibs by SpartanGinger
No Difference by chutkat Toxic-quilled by mizueyes777 Kiriban Batch by remsellec
Alligator by GloaH I Am The Peacock. by Aryiea Tainted rose 1 by Shadow-Guardian0
twins by fluffylink The Fragmented Self by TheCreativeJenn :CM: Michael and Elizabet by xXxMantrumxXx
Reading in heat by tshuki Nagisa Furukawa - Clannad by nekosenpai112 Release the Kraken by ArtFurry
Succubus by Serch2 . . . Mouse Warrior . . . by ChIandra4U The place where we can live free by kinixuki
Symbology: arrogance growing on by Insolentia
Dictionary Entry: 28Here's another edition of the dictionary! This is the first time I've posted a Dictionary Entry, so I'll admit I was a tiny bit nervous.Dictionary Entry: 283 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
With the added contributors (mentioned last week), we should be able to post weekly now. So expect us popping up in your message centre more often. On another note, the Daily Deviation Project Educate Week was amazing last week, if you haven't checked out the articles - you can find them all linked below.
A reminder that lost-angle has a donation pool on his userpage. By donating, you'll help fund future contests and any random donations we'll give out.
Until next time,
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