6 Misconceptions in 3DCymae's been doing 3D for a long while, and she spends a lot of time critiquing people's work. It's easy to get caught up in misconceptions and ideas about 3D which might hinder your ability to make your art even better!6 Misconceptions in 3D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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1. Post-work is not a dirty word
A lot of people have this idea in their heads that editing an image in Photoshop after you render it, or combining different things you've rendered separately together is somehow deceitful and wrong, but it's not.
Post-work just makes your 3D even better! It's a lot faster to fix a small lighting bug in Photoshop than edit it painstakingly in your 3D program, and often the results are just as good!
2. Pre-made models are not cheating (and cheating is OK)
There seems to be this rift between people that create their own models, and people that use premade stock, such as Daz, Poser, etc, and this idea th
Alien IsolationAlien Isolation1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Wright Stuff
Spaceman with no face 2 by bradwright
I've been playing Alien: Isolation for the last few weeks and it is scary as hell.
Alien Isolation Q&A with bradwright
Brad Wright, longtime deviant in the dA community, steps into the shoes (space boots) of Giger and Moebius as a concept designer for the Alien Isolation videogame. The game reportedly marks a return to the terror of the original “Alien” film in which scaring the audience to death was the goal, rather than the uncorking escalating levels of defensive firepower that defined the sequels.
Higurashi PlzKeiichi MaebaraHigurashi Plz3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artists on Writers - No. 2, Charles BukowskiArtists on Writers - No. 2, Charles Bukowski2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 2|Archives
If the severely acne-scarred face and coarse exterior brought on by his alcoholic and depressed life was the book cover of his being, then Charles was the ultimate book that could not be judged by its cover.
The exquisite collection that was this everyman artist’s art consisted of thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels—mostly all wrenchingly autobiographical, mostly all about moments of epiphany and grace in an otherwise miserable and unhappy existence. The perfect explication of the common man's deepest truth; it's not easy to be here.
Unvarnished and brutal blunt force trauma underlined with hope, beauty, longing, and love.
Therein lies the power of his poet
deviantART Customisation FAQYour deviantART IdentitydeviantART Customisation FAQ1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
FAQ01 - How do I change my username?
FAQ02 - How do I change my username symbol?
FAQ03 - How do I change my avatar?
FAQ04 - How do I change my profile information?
FAQ05 - How do I change my signature?
FAQ06 - How do I add widgets?
FAQ07 - How do I remove widgets?
FAQ08 - How do I change the order of my widgets?
FAQ09 - How do I edit widgets?
FAQ10 - How do I add a custom background?
FAQ11 - How do I repeat my custom background?
April Hero Challenge: Kevin MellonApril Hero Challenge: Kevin Mellon6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As a storyboard and comic artist, I often do a lot of fight and action scenes, having to distill a lot of motion into a single still image.
For this challenge I’d love to see what kinds of things you guys come up with and how you convey the idea of motion in a single image.
- Kevin Mellon
Contest Winners!It may have only been ten entries long, but our first contest was a doozy to judge. Partly due to the nature of the contest, but also due to the wide range of themes explored by the participants, from romance to mental batles. Our judges were looking for cohesion and creativity, and I do believe we found both. Without further ado, here are the winners!Contest Winners!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
An Anthology of Flowers by introverted-ghost
An interesting theme and well thought-out reasoning took the judges near-unanimously. Inspired by Stephen Chobsky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, introverted-ghost uses her feature to consider what it means to be an introvert, and does so in stylish, lyrical prose.
Perspectives – Black and White by MadHat11D6
An edgier theme with excellent choices, MadHat11D6 pulls from a variety of viewpo
ok i'm sorry i'm still questioning my identityEDIT #2: I'm sorry I've been thinking about this literally for months but I think I'm still confused on if I really am genderfluid or just really bi-gender because the two genders I always feel like are female and male and I rarely feel like anything else and I just don't know cus I enjoy being manly but I still want to be a girl and I'm just confused with the other genders and just ughhhghhgok i'm sorry i'm still questioning my identity5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't even know if I'm used to being called they/them yet and I don't know why but it feels so weird when people call me she/her and it feels better to be called he/him or they/them or just anything but she/her and I'm just so so confused and I just feel like a big question markbecause of my identity and my sexuality too because I don't think I like girls and I think I only like boys but girls are really cute tol but it makes me feel uncomfortable and a little weirded out when I think of dating somebody and just
I DON'T KNOW OMG
but the thing I'm most used to is being called Quinn because it fee
-gently chops the onion-Some pictures that lasted through my adventure at AX!-gently chops the onion-3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Regrettably, I didn't take very many, but it was still plenty of fun (//u\\)
Took photos with the squads! (':
Probably not gonna keep those up there for long because omg i'm p gross looking
But yeah, I got to try out P4 Dancing All Night and DR:AE which were super cute holy cow ^^
Stuck around artist alley a long while and I got to meet the creator of Kings Folly on Tapastic sHE'S AMAZING HHH
yeah anyways, before i add more fuel to this horrible journal spam
Collection: StrengthCollection: Strength7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Strength and Discipline
When “strength” is the topic, do you think of physical or machine power—or of will power and determination to achieve the goals of your cause?
Relative to size, no human being has ever been as powerful as a common ant. And one person’s life ambition is often another person’s conception of total madness. Context and perspective is everything — as you’ll find illustrated by perusing the following gallery of image
Annual Dragon Hunt 2015The dragon hunt is back once more! Be prepared for fire, rain, and glittery scalesAnnual Dragon Hunt 20151 month ago in Personal More Like This
General Show Rules:
Retrieve a special piece of treasure otherwise guarded by the dragon. Once defeated in a fair fight, the dragon will allow you to enter the lair and choose a single item to prove your victory to the Queen. However, accidents happen, so be careful when facing off against a dragon and remember: it may not be easy to retrieve your token. Lairs may be underwater, hidden deep beneath the earth, or high up in the mountains. Be prepared!
Autumn is swiftly approaching, bringing with it changing weather, coloring leaves, and pumpkins. Soon, the mountains will be drenched in snow, and hunting there may prove deadly if one were to get caught in a storm. The sun is out, but clouds are headed this way with fascinating speed,
Birthday Show - Potion Parade - Results!Class 1: Potion ParadeBirthday Show - Potion Parade - Results!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Show info: http://nordanner.deviantart.com/journal/GIANT-Nordanner-birthday-event-EXTENDED-3-DAYS-298497461
Prizes in this class:
Prizes in each class:
1 portrait by Jag6201
1 year dA subscription (worth 2,396 points) *
2 extra breeding slots on any of your own Nordanners (so you get 10+2 foals)
1 portrait by BaliroAdmin of the winning horse.
1 Training Image (worth 3 kaaring pts) -or- 1 Full Dragon Tack Design by Dark-FaNtAsY-Farms
1 head shot blinking animations [link] by TehKiriai
1 year dA subscription (worth 2,396 points) *
1 extra breeding slot on any of your own Nordanners (so you get 10+1 foals)
1 Fullbody w/ Background (worth 2 kaaring pts) -or- 1 Full Dragon Tack Design by Dark-FaNtAsY-Farms
1 head shot blinking animations [link] by TehKiriai
3 months dA subscription (worth 636 points) *
1 Fullbody w/ no background (worth 1 kaaring pt) by Dark-FaNtAsY-Farms
The Lonely PathThe Lonely Path3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
I I always thought of Thoreau’s comment as simply a word game — clever but ultimately false at its core. A Valentines Day without a Valentine means being alone and alone means being unhappy. It’s taken many years to finally understand the truth in Thoreau’s words. We are never so alone as when in the company of loving family and friends, our Valentine companion held tight in our arms – but knowing we are lost, unfulfilled in our dreams and visions, and untrusting in our own inner counsel. Now I hope to one day seek companions
CD Art Display 3.0 Beta 1 Build 717 (15Jun2010)CD Art Display 3.0 Beta 1 Build 717 (15Jun2010)5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Skin Browser module that includes Online Gallery with more than 200 skins right now
Several small improvements and bugs fixed (e.g. MediaMonkey, Volume transparency, text rotation, font installation and so on)
Huge change for Windows 7/Vista users: The Skins and settings will be saved in the AppData instead the application folder; There’s a link to the new folder in Skin Gallery although you can manage your skins (install, exclude, delete, download, open skin folder, apply etc.) through the new Skin Browser.
The setup includes Visual Basic runtime and it’ll be installed ONLY if you don’t have it
JUST MAKE SURE TO BACKUP YOUR CAD FOLDER ALONG WITH YOUR SKINS. NOTE THAT THE NEW CAD WILL NOT DELETE ANYTHING.
FOR WINDOWS 7/VISTA USERS CAD WILL ONLY COPY YOUR CURRENT SKINS AND SETTINGS TO THE NEW FOLDER .
I'm Seriously Crying.I have fucking 211 watchers.I'm Seriously Crying.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you guys so much holy crap.
Sorry for my language.
What should I do for this occasion?
6 months later - another video is here!Hello there dear retouchers.6 months later - another video is here!6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Young, old, beginners, experts, masters and that can go on an on.
So yea, what I mean is that this video is for everyone - those who want to learn and those who allready know their field of work.
I think this second video is so much better than my first one, for several reasons:
- I learned alot since the last retouch video I did back then.
-I learned how not to let the recording interrupt my work or put me under pressure .
- In the parts where you need to pay attention and understand what im doing, Ive put little flying explainations along the video, and decreased the speed of the video to normal when its needed (at the beginning).
- The result actually cam out way better ^^.
The video is of this retouch, for those who wonder: http://nienna1990.deviantart.com/art/New-Version-Retouch-127123012
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So, here are the 4 links to 4 parts of a RAR file (according to what ive heard, you cant o
Introduction to ZBrushIntroduction to ZBrush2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Introduction to ZBrush video published by Pixologic is now available! Happy to see this one go live http://zbru.sh/kl
Tokyo Zephyr Update and The Next Odyssey ProjectTokyo Zephyr Update and The Next Odyssey Project3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fri Sep 14, 2012
Tokyo Zephyr Update & The Next Odyssey Project
Greetings fellow Light Train Travelers. Thank you for your continued patience.
We have made our choices for the artwork for Chapters 7 and 8, the three poems and the line art that has been chosen to be included in the book. Two of the line art pieces are for the end pages of the book. Those along with another line art piece still need to be colored so we'd like to offer up a last challenge to the community. All you top flight colorists out there we'd like you to take your best shot at coloring these pieces. Then we will be ready to publish right away after that. The best pieces will be included in the book. Your last chance to be a part of this charitable cause. You have until October 1st.
I will be announcing the next Odyssey project within two weeks. We will have a very special guest joining us on our next O
Breeding RegulationsDo NOT copy the system in the Baliro group - come up with your own stuff!Breeding Regulations2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE BREEDING RULES HAVE BEEN UPDATED, PLEASE READ IT ALL!
Your horse has 10 breeding spots:
All Baliros have 10 breeding spots to use.
Once a spot is taken, it MUST be written down on horse's LOG under its import image for all to see.
Both refined offspring and pure ones are counted within the 10 spots.
Only way to get extra breeding spots is through a Collectible horse.
Requirements before breeding
Your Baliro must be at least 5 years old and must have at least 3 full body images drawn of it before breeding.
A breeding picture is also required of both the sire and dam, head shots are okay as long as you add a background. (no plain colored background, some substance is required!)
What to know before breeding:
1. You must have access to both a stallion and a mare. If you do not own one or both yourself, the owner must have accepted the breeding and any sort
I'M PREGNANT!!!*Glomps Fred*I'M PREGNANT!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Me: GUESS WHAAAT! :'D
Me: I'M PREGNANT!
Fred: O.O WHIASFJAFPASFPIASDSA?!
Me: Jokes. ^^ I'm having my braces out tomorrow!!! 8D
*He has heart failure from the joke and has fainted*
Devious Journal EntryWell, the stress is getting to me and even though my exams are all over I'm still soooo worried about my results...then there's the mind-numbing terror of trying to alert your parents to something....But having absolutely no idea how to begin talking about it, and being so worried that they'll reject you that you feel like you're going to explode.Devious Journal Entry4 years ago in Personal More Like This
And that's not even mentioning all the other a billion and one things that are bothering me at the moment- and they're all little things too that seem to be accumulating into something huge...
There are things that make me smile,
And I want everyone else to smile when they see these things...
Finding money on the ground (or "lost" money in your wallet)
Getting a hug from a friend
Siblings who are just being so nice to you, or so adorably cute that you don't care
Mum hugs...(who doesn't love those?)
Dad hugs....(read: Mum hugs)
Understanding something that you previously
Doodle Commissions - OPENSou yay - some sort of small commishes for less money than the normal ones.Doodle Commissions - OPEN2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like - something inbetween the real stuff I'm doing
simple/no BG / flat/colored (with a biiiit of cell-shading)
(According to the price-list this kind of drawing would cost 1600 )
Portrait (Equine, Human, Fursona... etc.)
~ 400 for no color/black&white color
Fullbody (Equine, Human, Fursona... etc.)
~ 900 for no color/black&white color
Each additional character:
+ 200 (portrait)
+ 500 (fullbody)
1) Danesippi --->
2) Kajanii --->
3) MoonyArsaraidh -->
4) serranef -->
5) Bleuindigofanfic -->
6) DatNachtmaehre -->