50 Poses Challenge (Closed)50 Poses Challenge (Closed)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
School has been ridiculously busy.. I'm very sorry Aya14000, BabySponge178, TehLegendofcool and AnimeOtaku6, but I'm afraid you will need to wait for a while longer for the pictures. Thanks for being patient with me
Also, I'm planning to use 6 of the sketches for my AP Drawing Portfolio, with characters by: ElPerdedor, SketchesInMinutes, SkiM-ART, Mike16r, ppgrainbow and MiyuKyuu. Please send me a message if you are NOT OK with me using these pictures. It's for schoolwork so the only people who are seeing it are the AP markers
You can find your picture in this Photobucket folder: http://s1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd370/annsquare/Pose%20Challenge%20Upload/
I also replied to a few people whose pose reference file either isn't appropriate (eg. photography, other artist's painting, etc.), has a broken link, or that needs to be changed to another pose. Please check your inbox or
How To Improve Your ArtI was going to call this 'how to become a better artist', but then I realized, there is no such thing as a 'better artist'. If you are an artist, you are the best artist you can be - your art can always ALWAYS improve, but you are already and always will be the best artist you can be. Remembering those two facts is the most important thing you can do.How To Improve Your Art4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But other than that, find someone to be excited about art with! They don't have to be an artist themselves, they just have to be able to get excited about art. Having someone who'll always be around to listen to your ideas, even if they don't contribute anything, is HUGELY helpful to keep you motivated. I've found that having someone for me to bounce ideas off of, or even just someone to explain my stories to, is my favourite thing in the world and almost always leads to me discovering new things about my stories and characters.
And now for the list of links you all were waiting for!
A/M Different stylesHello! Do you think Anime and Manga is only one style? Then you are wrong. :'D Anime & Manga is a hard business job and each style have to match to the gender who should watch or read the Anime or Manga.A/M Different styles2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
That´s a Manga for Girls and have mostly the theme about love.
This kind of style is mostly cute.
A Manga for boys. This Mangas mostly have heros with special skills, this heros fight very often as well. (This type of manga is often read by Girls as well.)
For boys the anime style change into a strong and cool looking style.
Hentai, Yuri and Yaoi
Yuri also known as Shōjo Ai and Yaoi also known as Shōnen Ai.
This type of manga doesn´t have a special s
*CLOSED* Medikkuu's Commission Prices*CLOSED* Medikkuu's Commission Prices1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My commissions are NOT first come first serve. I do whichever commissions I want to do first.
You always MUST pay before I draw your commission.
100 = $1
Please tell me if you are paying with points or PayPal
Static Icon - 300 // $3
50x50 static icon
Wiggle Icon - 300 // $3
150x150 canvas drawn icons, 2 frames
F-FREAK by medikkuu
Pixel Fullbody - 400 // $4
600x600 canvas pixel fullbody
Commission - Approach and Pricing GuideDo you do commission work? Do you have trouble to get customers in order to buy commissions from you? Or Are you in a dilemma to set your own "competitive" commission price?Commission - Approach and Pricing Guide2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If your answer is "yes" to any of the above questions then you are at the right place! Today, I'll tell you (or at least give you a better idea) how to start up with your commission work and setting up the right price.
A little introduction about myself: I am a hobby-driven artist who mainly deals with CSS coding and graphics designing (now) in deviantART. As a profession I am currently employed as an online marketing professional who looks after two leading online gaming brands. I like to help people customize their pages and support them to be a better artist in deviantART.
Having given my short introduction let us first understand that why most of us face a lot of trouble to get commission work or worst, to set up the "right" price for their service.
To my surprise, in a
Learn to Draw Creatures! Discount Expires TonightStuff I SayLearn to Draw Creatures! Discount Expires Tonight1 year ago in Personal More Like This
TAKE THE CLASS HERE FOR ONLY $19
Have you ever been curious how I design creatures, this is a comprehensive class going over just that. You will learn a lot of my tricks and steps to help deliver professional quality creature designs. And get this, if you sign up by Friday March 28th, you can get 25% off by using discount code: LEARN25
General Class Info:
- The class is divided up into 5 video lessons that you can watch whenever you have the time, no rush!
- Each video lesson has a few written steps accompanying it, these steps work together with the video to help deliver a strong learning experience.
- You may start a student project and show your work to the other students also participating. Students are encouraged to help each other out.
- You don't absolutely need Photoshop(or a comparable program), but it is recommended to get the full value. Many of the lessons taught can be applied to
Something all Paint Tool SAI users need to knowPLEASE NOTE: This will only work for people who have tablets. This SAI tip will not work with mouses or touch pads.Something all Paint Tool SAI users need to know3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok so I just feel like I really need to point this out since a ton of people have no clue that you can do this in SAI. xD and it's really important when it comes to lineart.
Ever heard of the stabilizer/smoothing option? For those who haven't, it's an option in SAI where you can set it to a certain number (the scale is from 0 through S-7, 0 being the fastest and most unstable cursor speed). Here's a picture of it for people who can't find where it is in the program: http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg23/scaled.php?server=23&filename=fullscreencapture442009.jpg&res=medium
The farther down the scale you go, the slower the cursor will move, making your lines MUCH smoother. I usually have mine set to S-5 during lineart, and at about 10 - 15 when doing sketching.
Anyway, just pointing that out. :3 Hope it helps some people.
PE: Literature Basics SettingsLiterature Basics WeekPE: Literature Basics Settings9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Along with characters and plot, setting is one of the most important choices we make when we write. In the most basic terms, setting is where your literary work takes place. It's up to you, as the author, to use it and mold it to fit the needs of your writing, make it more than just a backdrop to your prose or poetry.
A good setting becomes like a character itself. It can be express moods, offer comfort or hindrance. The setting can even be the main antagonist - consider the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King's The Shining, or the island in the 2000 Tom Hanks' film, Cast Away. In both of these examples, the protagonist(s) have to survive their surroundings, one mundane, the other ... less so.
Make Your Setting Work For You
Everything in your written work must be chosen for maximum effect. When deciding on your setting, decide what you want to accomplish with it. Here are some possibilities.
Paypal Commissions**Prices will fluctuate depending on complexity of character**Paypal Commissions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unshaded picture on a transparent background: $20
Fully shaded picture on a transparent background: $30
Ganbarimasu! -GA- by MBPantherOnwards To Victory... by MBPanther
$30-$40 (Depends on shading^^)
Kanati -GA- by MBPantherBeach Babes by MBPanther
~Commission Information~ EXTREMELY OLD AND OUTDATED.~Commission Information~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pixel icon (single) - No set frame limit - $5.00 or 400
Pixel icon (paired) - No set frame limit - $7.00 or 500
Animated icon (single) - set frame limit - $15.00 or 700
Animated icon (paired) - set frame limit - $20.00 or 800
Animated bounce cycle - set frame limit - $10.00 or 600
Animated Run/walk/trot/other Cycles - no set frame limit - $15
How do I price my art?NOTE: This is a quick tutorial on the BASICS of pricing things in general. EVERYTHING in here, such an numbers and examples and just E X A M P L E S. After you read this thoroughly I'd like your opinion too.How do I price my art?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a subject that lot's of people have trouble with. And I am not referring to people who are about to price their work and start taking commissions, but also the people who comment on other people's works, saying their prices are unfair. So here's a quick guide thing according to my knowledge on the basics of pricing things. And I will mention both digital and traditional art.
I'll be using my
slave'sfriend's art as examples for some points.
For the example: quickspace and Berneri ♥
Pricing your Art - General Information
Oh, you're an icon artist! Great!
Oooh look at all those beautiful pixels and icons!
Okay, you're the icon artist for all these! How awesome! I want to commission you!
Fakemon AuctionEDIT 3 - A few hours left! Hurry up! ^^Fakemon Auction3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT - I'll be updating this journal with some sketches, it will be easier for you to find the fakemon you want (: So I can't draw the sketches cuz my tablet pen is broken T ^ T
EDIT 2- Changed the deadline to October 30
I wanna start from scratch. I think I improved enough to make better fakemons, so I'll be auctioning some of my old designs that I don't want to have anymore.
• Some rules:
- Comment with your bid and the number of the fakemon that you want.
- Only points
- You can comment multiple times.
- Don't comment on the images.
- I'll give you just a .png file. Please don't reupload that file.
- You can trace the fakemon you bought, just make sure that the picture you submit is made by you.
- You can change the name/type/design/etc.
- Deadline: October 15 October 30
Well, here are the ugly fakemons that you can get:
• Number 1: Sabertooth Pokemon - 2 fakemons http://sta.sh/024ocahpimm0 http://sta.sh/0242vr2a
PE: Pixel Art TutorialsSo you have discovered the wonderful world of pixel art and want to create your own But you don't know where to start or what techniques you might need to learn. This article will give you some tips and tutorials to help you on your way. Some links in this article do go off-site, as a warning.PE: Pixel Art Tutorials3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Do I need a special program?
No! Something as simple as Microsoft Paint, Paint Shop Pro or the Gimp, all of which are free, are all you need to start with pixel art. Well, that and a mouse/touchpad (and a computer ). Photoshop can be used to pixel as well, but it is costly, so unless you plan to use Photoshop for a multitude of digital media, it isn't the best investment for pixel art.
Free downloads of MS Paint and Paint Shop Pro can be found here: http://www.bunnystick.com/tdlc.html
What are some useful Pixel techniques?
When it comes to shading, both dithering and anti-aliasing (often called AA-ing) are your best
For you guys to remember part 3:iconlazeplz::iconlazycryplz::iconlazeflirtplz::iconlazywaveplz::iconlazewaveplz::iconlazyshyplz::iconlazyinviteplz::iconnipplelazeplz::iconsexylazeplz::iconbralazeplz::iconlazysmplz::iconlaze-rplz::icontoolazyplz::iconlazesexyplz: :iconlazyrollplz::iconlazykickplz::iconlazyweepplz::iconshotcatplz::iconlazyshadowedplz::iconlazymachoplz::iconlazygallowplz::iconlazydieplz::iconlazingplz:For you guys to remember part 33 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tip Tuesday: Show Me Your Hands! So this is going to be the first of several Tip Tuesdays put on by yours truly here. So just bare with me for the next few months, as I'll be doing them bimonthly on the second and last Tuesdays of each month. That is, until I've exhausted all of my "useful" knowledge, but hopefully I will be able to impart some good stuff for people out there looking for some tips to improve their art along with other things.Tip Tuesday: Show Me Your Hands!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So for my first installment of Rising-Artists Tip Tuesday, I thought I would start off with something I know a lot of people ask about but would be rather easy to show you...
Yes that's right, I'll be going over tips and tricks to drawing hands. I know because of the demand for advice there are already a ton of tutorials out there, but I figure one more couldn't hurt. Even though I am by no means a master of drawing hands myself, I've done enough life drawing classe
How To Generate Random Terrain Using PhotoshopHere's the latest article from The World Building School.How To Generate Random Terrain Using Photoshop3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How To Generate Random Terrain Using Photoshop
With the success of The Authors Guide To Drawing Maps a few people asked for a more detailed article on techniques for drawing the map. So I've taken the map style from "Elfcarron" and built the tutorial around drawing that style of map.
This article is Part 1 on how to draw maps using nothing but Photoshop. The other parts will be published over the coming weeks.
I hope you enjoy.
You can read the article here.
How to Run Paint Tool Sai on a MacEDIT EDIT: Added a small section on pen pressure.How to Run Paint Tool Sai on a Mac2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: More programs added at the end! For those who would rather try something other than Parallels.
Since people were asking about it on my most recent deviation, here's how I managed to run Paint Tool Sai on my system with pen pressure. This is pretty much all taken from various tutorials, so if you read something you don't understand here, just google around and you should be able to find an answer. Also, I'm sure there are easier/different ways, but this is how it works for me.
Software/hardware used: Paint Tool Sai, Windows XP iso, Parallels Desktop 8, 2012 Macbook Pro. I initially used this with my Intuos tablet but it works with a Cintiq as well.
First, you must acquire both a copy of Parallels and either a Windows disc or ISO. I used Windows XP Professional since it seemed most lightweight to me (and I wouldn't be using it for anything other than drawing.)
Install Parallels. Once that's loaded up, select "In
Custom Box InstallingREADCustom Box Installing4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The codes in this Skin aren't actual , because of this I made an actual one !
New one :
Learn How Colour WorksAshworth & A DragonLearn How Colour Works3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the current drawing I'm practising on for colour.
What do you guys think of the colour palette? Did I get it right? Too COOL? Too BLAND?
Anyways I'm going to give it a go. Thanks for all the feedback posted on this 'Learn How Colour Works' blog. I'll try to get back to your replies as soon as I get the free time to do so! Thanks again!
Colours: A Mystery?
I can't believe this... Purplekecleon completely changed the way I look at colour. Why haven't I seen this concept 10 years ago? I reckon that if I had full grasp of the concept on how
colour works my artwork would have SIGNIFICANTLY improved.
It's amazing. I read through :iconPurplekecleon:'s tutorial on 'how colour works'. If you're are curious please check it out right here:
Reading through her tutorial really made understand a few important things.
Every drawing should have either a WARM or COOL palette. A combination of it works but
On EditingI have to wait at least another couple of weeks for my copy of ORAS ;_; so while I stew, let's talk about the most neglected step in writing fan comics.On Editing5 months ago in Personal More Like This
When good comics go bad
Though the comic's general storyline has been worked out well in advance, the plan is a rough one and things can and do change quite a lot when we get down to writing individual pages.
Here's an example:
Shortly after starting work on Book 4 I had a sudden nasty realization that the events we had planned weren't going to work out in the order we'd intended them. In fact, it seemed very much like an entire story arc and a new character were not going to fit with what we needed to do, and it was an arc and character we'd both been looking forward to.
We discussed it and found out we both felt the same way: the arc would have to be scrapped.
Maggs: I have been unable to figure out a way to use [REDACTED] that wouldn't scupper th
About You MemeBASIC...About You Meme4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Play Any Instruments?:
Have Any Peircings?:
Have Any Tattoos?:
Like To Annoy People?:
Dye Your Hair?:
Scream At The top of your lungs for no reason?:
Get Distracted By Shiny Objects?:
Like Pina Coladas?:
And Getting Caught In The Rain?:
WHATS YOUR FAVORITE...
Time Of Day?:
Pepsi Or Coke?:
McDonald's Or Burger King?:
Converse Or Vans?:
Dogs Or Cats?:
AIM, YIM Or MSN Messenger?:
Chicken Or Fish?:
Black Or White
Digimon Tamer Creator - Teaser PosterTeaser poster! ^^Digimon Tamer Creator - Teaser Poster3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hope ya like!! ^^
And some additional information:
-You can create every character of Digimon in Anime and some from the manga's.
-There are original haircuts, colors, items, clothing for you to mix and create your original character.
-There will be digimon partners for you to choose.
-You can make your Tamer in a humanoid digimon.
Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Paint Tool SaiSo what's this all about? A while back I decided that it would be best to create a place where tutorials that are vital to Manga/Anime artists to have a home, an easy place to reach if they felt that they ever needed it. One by one articles featuring tutorials based off of specific trades and mediums will be posted, and in the end a master article that'll unite them all together. The hope is to have as much as possible in one easy to reach place. This time around its Paint Tool Sai's turn.Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Paint Tool Sai3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basics of Paint Tool Sai Pt 2 by Neko-CosmicKitty :thumb132056096: Fire Tutorial for SAI by RayCrystal mouse paint tutorials for SAI by lmz0114 Tutorial: SAI lines: Pen tool. by Elianan
:thumb172345881: Coloring Tut. Paint Tool SAI by Arcky-Cano Paint Tool SAI tutorial IS BIG by Left-Right-Wrong Paint Tool SAI tutorial by ishii-kame ColoringTutorial and Sai Tips2 by DyMaraway
SAI: Anime Tutorial Part 1 by Aninion Sai tutorial part 1 by kimicatdemon Hair-Color-Tutorial for SAI by Dea-89 Isolating lineart in SAI by dust-bite :thumb240132775:
SAI Tutorial - Painting by DarlingMionette SAI Coloring Skin Tutorial by sakura-the-kunoichi SAI: Anime Tutorial Part 2 by Aninion :thumb255206249: :thumb1