How to get better at artPeople keep asking me what programs i use, and what program is the best for drawing and what brushes i used for this artwork or that. Those are legitimate questions, sure, but not entirely accurate. There are differences between programs and brushes, but in the end, they are all tools. They are tools artists use to put their imagination onto a canvas. Just like a traditional artist can use 10 different brushes to paint an artwork, or just one single brush, digital art is the same in that regard. There is no one brush that can achieve an effect that none other can. Sure it's a little more difficult if you're using one brush type to draw everything, but not impossible. Artists might have hundreds of brushes in Photoshop but in truth, we use 2-5 brushes the most and those hundreds only in special cases. I personally use a hard brush and a soft brush for 90% of things, what i do change is the opacity and turn the pressure on and off, change the size etc.How to get better at art1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
And the most common
EncouragementWhen I started out on DeviantArt, I used to be one of those artists that thought I could never do art properly.Encouragement1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'll start saying that I spend most of my childhood getting only little encouragement.
My parents were, like many other parents, convinced that art wasn't that much of a useful skill since it's nearly impossible to earn money with -- and would've liked it if I spend my time doing something more useful instead. At school I was that pathetic kid without friends. Creative, yet very introverted. The one that gets bullied in the schoolyard. Needless to say; it was rare to find people saying something nice about me, and it was even more rare to find someone actually encouraging me.
Back then, I used to believe that I was alone. I initially signed up to DeviantArt to find people with similar interests. But it happened to change my mind along the way. When I came into contact with other artists, I came to realize that there were in fact many people just like me. People th
Plz? Icons as emoticons.Lets make a plz! A plz is an inactive deviantart account used solely for its icon. They came about via the wish to further customise deviantart emoticons. Plz accounts usually end in the word plz, but not always.Plz? Icons as emoticons.7 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
To use a plz, type :icon, then the name of the account, then :
So the full script looks like :iconACCOUNTNAME : (Without the space.
Plz's cover almost every emotion!
:iconimhappyplz: :iconimsarcasticplz: :iconbutbutplz: :iconimthinkingplz: :iconblankstareplz: :iconimshockedplz: :iconnotimpressedplz: :iconimhorrifiedplz: :iconimgrinningplz: :iconurnothappyplz: :iconimnothappyplz: :iconimmadplz: :iconexcitedflirtplz: :iconomgwhutplz: :iconidontthinksobetchplz: :iconsomethingstinksplz: :iconflirtplz: :iconcrosswalledplz: :iconimhighplz: :iconurhighplz: :iconhappyhitlerplz: :iconhitlershighplz: :iconiloveitplz: :iconwooooplz: :iconimnerdplz: :iconretardthinkingplz: :iconimpervyplz: :iconwthplz: :iconimskepticalplz: :iconimblushingplz: :iconvictoryplz: :ico
Photomanipulation News and FeatureHi, everyone!Photomanipulation News and Feature3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's been a while since I've given you all an update about what is going on with the photomanipulation community. Here's the scoop!
Upcoming photomanipulation-related events
We have lots of exciting events coming up over the next few weeks/months. If you have anything you'd like to see please note me, and I'll do my best to make it happen!
Project Educate: Photomanipulation will be June 4th-10th. We are involving as many community members as possible, and we're all really excited about the events we have planned for you all! If you are interested in being a part of our amazing team, please note me. We would love to have you. More details soon!! Make sure you are watching projecteducate.
Critique Night: The next Photomanipulation Critique Night will be Wednesday, June 13th at 3 PM EDT (New York time), which is 12 noon Pacific time. If you wan
Contest - A 'Fat' Female Superhero VOTINGHey guys, we're voting now, check out my front page for the latest poll.Contest - A 'Fat' Female Superhero VOTING3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm a regular reader of Escher Girls, so when I read the latest post this morning, I was deeply concerned. The following post was submitted to Eschergirls and was not made by me. The artist is Selkiesiun
I DID NOT DRAW THIS PICTURE. :iconselkiesiun: DID. THIS IS A QUOTE OF HER EXPERIENCES.
I AM ONLY RELAYING THE INFORMATION.
Selkiesiun submitted to Eschergirls:
"This is not so much a critique post as it is a conformation of how absurd the standards of art in the comic book industry have become.
I traveled to San Diego Comic Con this year and participated in the portfolio reviews they where holding from Thursday to S
100 points giveaway! [CLOSED + WINNER]ADVERTISEMENT100 points giveaway! [CLOSED + WINNER]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
To celebrate the two months since the opening of the shop, only until 13th May 2013, all the commissions for custom pieces are only 5€ (6,60$/4,21£ approx.) + shipping cost
Commission us something is really easy, you have just to read the guidelines on this link: http://www.etsy.com/listing/128674754/customized-item-read-the-description
For any question, contact us through the shop or via note.
This giveaway is sponsored by AnyShapeNecklaces, custom pendants of any shape!
VISIT OUR SHOP
We have some pendants on sale but we can make any shape you want!
Why wear something that anybody can buy when you can own something unique??
Here the simple rule for enter this giveaway:
- Favourite this journal
Deviants who offer Points commissionsThis journal was first posted in 2012 and although it has been updated various times since then, I'm no longer updating it or adding anyone new to it as of January 2014.Deviants who offer Points commissions3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Lots of artists on dA do Points Commissions, also known as PCs, which involve creating art or design for other people on request in return for Points. Here are just a few of them...
If you're looking for a specific type of commission, simply use Ctrl+F, type in what you want (literature, drawing, polymer clay, digital, animation, colouring, icons, logos, design, tutorials, stamps, emotes, vector, 3D, pixel dolls, photography, photomanipulation, space art, terragen, digital art, journal skins, journal scripts, wallpapers, comics, fractals, journal css, gallery css, cosmetic application, craft) and your browser will do the hard work for you!
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Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.Mass Effect References4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
How to draw during 365 daysHow to draw during 365 days6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
By the beginning of 2014 I started this account and uploaded a doodle a day during a year. It was the most challenging thing I ever did and it helped me loads on improving my art.
I've seen a lot of mentions on my inbox about artists that are starting their own 365 Days challenge and I want to write this journal to share what I've learned through my experience and maybe encourage some of you to join this long term journey.
It's okay to start simple!
My first doodles were waaay more simple than the other ones. If I had to start the project again I would still do them simple. Of course, starting this challenge is very exciting but it's a dead end if you put a heavy load on yourself at the beginning!
Focus on knowing your pace first. How much time does it take you to finish your drawings?
Using HTML on deviantARTUsing HTML on deviantART4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello and welcome to my little html tutorial. I've been working with html codes for a couple of years and I'm going to teach you what I know about using some basic html on deviantART. This won't make you a html expert or something and I'm not an expert myself but it will give just enough knowledge to make your journals, comments, news articles and other neat and lovely looking.
deviantART actually has FAQs about html but I still wanted to do this because they look a bit unorganized, in my opinion. Also, why would you want to look for those FAQs when you can just open this news article where you have everything in one place?
You may already know some of these, but I hope you'll find at least something helpful in this news article.
Some basic html
Bold text: <b>insert text here</b>
Result: Example text
This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's commen
Nightmare ContestHello everyone!Nightmare Contest1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Our contest is on!
Our theme is… Nightmares.
Give us your dreams, the one that make your heart race. Show us that horrific nightmare that woke you in a cold sweat. Show me who haunts your dreams. Be creative. Have fun. All art forms are welcome!
Here are the details:
Contest submissions can be submitted starting today.
The last day for submissions will be 5/1/14. This gives you two months to come up with something great!
1. You must be a member of :iconDeviantsGallery: in order to participate.
2. One entry per deviant.
3. Entries must be submitted to the 'Nightmare Contest' folder.
4. All deviations entered must mention this contest in your artist comments.
5. Entries must fit the theme.
6. This must be a new deviation. Anything submitted to DA earlier than today (2/24/14) will be declined.
Now, onto the fun stuff. Prizes!!
500 points and a
July Giveaway [CLOSED]June, what a month. It was a slow month, but it did bring about odd revelations about my health. After a routine blood test I was told I have a fatty liver and some sort of autoimmune disorder. That might explain why I'm tired all the time! I'm just afraid I have Lupus... That wouldn't be good. So, it's time to focus on my health! I've started a diet and I intend to lose 90lbs and get down to 180lbs. If I can meet this goal I want to look into modeling. Wish me luck!July Giveaway [CLOSED]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So, onto the giveaway...
1st Place - One Year deviantART subscription or $30 Amazon GC
2nd Place - Three-Month deviantART subscription
3rd Place - Three-Month deviantART subscription
The first person to this journal entry will win a 3-month deviantART membership.
How to Enter:
Simply add this journal to your favourites!
Giveaway closes July 15th