Tutorial Showcase #1DeviantART is a great place to find not only art but also some awesome tutorials. It doesn't matter if you are interested in photo manipulation or writing, usually there is a tutorial for that. But at the same time there are so many great tutorials outside of deviantART and most deviantART users might never find them unless someone shows these tutorials to them. So I'm happy to introduce you a new journal series called "Tutorial Showcase" which features some awesome tutorials outside of deviantART. We first started with this series in TutorialsForYou but we decided that you might want to see some tutorials as well. System is pretty simple. Every showcase journal showcases five tutorials from a specific category and this category changes with every new journal. There's no special placement, all of them are equal. So here we go!Tutorial Showcase #12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Theme for this time is:
I noticed that we are lacking text effects tutorials and decided that this time we will talk ab
STA Mentor's Program: InformationHey everyone!STA Mentor's Program: Information3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly I'd like to ask how everyone is! It's amazing the amount of deviations we've had submitted lately and I hope every one is doing well!
Secondly, thank you to everyone who voted and commented on the latest poll! An overwhelming majority of you voted that yes, you would like to see a mentor program put into place and would like to participate, whether being a mentor, being mentored, or doing both. A lot of you also asked for more information and how it would work, which is what this journal is about. Please realize that nothing has been put into place yet and we are still not sure if we'll be able to pull this off, but we'll see how you guys all feel after reading this.
Before we begin, I would like to make it quite clear that this is a member run thing- meaning that you will get as much as you put into it! If you do not wish to participate, you most certainly do not have to!
How It Works
The mentor program will take peop
Winners announced - The Vamp ChallengeCongratulations to the following winnersWinners announced - The Vamp Challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconDarkDevil16: 1st prize - 3 month premium membership, 300 points, 1 large stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/37862918 and one premium content stock image http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/38969668
:iconDream-SweetDreams: 2nd prize - 1 month premium membership, 100 points, 1 medium stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/40454929 and one premium content stock image http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/38969668
:iconSannie10: 3rd - 1 month premium membership and 1 small stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/25396766
Extra prize out of all of the other entries - my choice - it's a tie!
:iconSamiraEmelie: wins - 300 points and 1 large stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/37862918
:iconChiantyVex: wins - 3 month premium membership and 1 large stock pack
Winners announced - Book cover challengeCongratulations to the following artists for winning the polls. You and the others I have chosen below, will have you artworks made ready to sell as book covers and will be displayed on my page here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cathleen-Tarawhiti-Photographer/95878166172Winners announced - Book cover challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Poll 1/7 http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3651948/
Poll 2/7 http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3653519/
Finalist Already a collaborator and up as a book cover here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cathleen-Tarawhiti-Photographer/95878166172
Poll 3/7 http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3655495/
Poll 4/7 http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3656024/
Poll 5/7 http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3659290/
Poll 6/7 http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3661984/
22th Weekly Feature:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Every week I'll introduce four of my NEW watcher and this week there are 4 of my loyal supporter with some of their wonderful works :iconspreadmoreloveplz:22th Weekly Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please give all of them your attention, , comment and watch!
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Lost Illusion by vampirekingdom Skyzyk point Two by vampirekingdom Revive by vampirekingdom
[Heart] :iconChrisma60: [Heart]
Angel Of Ocean by Chrisma60 Soul Of Darkness by Chrisma60 Steampunk1 by Chrisma60
[Heart] :iconfrenchfox: [Heart]
Dark End of the Fairy Tale by frenchfox At the borders of the Kingdom by frenchfox Mistress of the key by frenchfox
My New Contest - theme: Angels!Hello!My New Contest - theme: Angels!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am very happy to give this news to you! You all know that I love angels!
I like to play with my imagination and create arts that are full of emotion and feelings ...
Leaving those who see the message that I wish to spend.
Now ... came time for you!
Thanks to my dear friends who donate points... today will be ushering in another contest.
I want to share this news and let the rules:
Begins today and runs until 31.10.2013!
Only an art per person will be accepted.
The art must be new, not accepted arts that were made before, have to be made especially for this contest.
The art should be: photomanipulation only!
Wings are fundamental, of course!
Only arts with due credit to owners of stocks you used to create your art!
It can be any theme: Da
Congratulations. Book cover challenge - pink dressCongratulations to the following artists for winning the polls. You will have you artworks made ready to sell as book covers and will be displayed on my page here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cathleen-Tarawhiti-Photographer/95878166172Congratulations. Book cover challenge - pink dress1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Poll 1 http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3877855/
Poll 2 http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3881782/
Poll 3 http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3887358/
Hi, I really love this set so this will be our next challenge. Below are the images you can work with or you can choose from the rest of the set here http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/44483005 Make something new and make sure if you use other stock as well from someone else, that commercial use is allowed. That's a must.
To enter, post your artwork here in the comments. Try and keep them as close to portrait format as opposed to square or
28 photography cheat sheetsLink28 photography cheat sheets1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This one is a big “we wish we had thought of it first.” But since we didn’t, we’ll give credit where credit is due and send you off to Hongkiat, where the folks there brought together 28 of the most popular photography infographics from around the Web.
Many of these we’ve shared before, but if you ever wanted to find them all in one place, now you can.
guy selling our art on ebay 10/26/14Hey guys, go check out this guyguy selling our art on ebay 10/26/142 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://www.auctiva.com/stores/viewstore2.aspx?id=1786469&page=home&search=space&pageNum=1 he is selling our artwork there, I have found 4 of mine, some from thiagochakal and many others... check him out to see if your artwork is there and report him. Thanks to Karla for bringing this to my attention.
I will be gone for the next couple of weeks to SDCC and the Star Trek Con in Las Vegas. I wont have my computer, only my iPad and it is real difficult to Fave and vote and comment etc. So please be patient with me, as I might not get around to doing anything until after I come back in August. Thanks
As you guys probably know I worked on the Space Art for the visual effects for Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. We were nominated for an Emmy but didn't win. However we were also nominated for Best VFX for an IAWTV Award and last night we won.......
Doll Face Speed Art VideoMy first speed art video, hope you guys like itDoll Face Speed Art Video1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Using image sequences as animated textures in MayaToday I've been working on importing image sequences as animated textures into Maya.Using image sequences as animated textures in Maya3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you who've never done this before, Maya is not very good at working with animated textures, it's very fussy.
Before you start, you have to make sure that the image sequence is called image.###.ext where ### is the incrementing frame number. Then you create a file texture node, and load the first image, then tick "Use Image Sequence" in the file node.
The first thing you realise upon doing this, is that if your timeline extends before or after the first or last frame in your animated sequence, Maya throws a hissy fit and doesn't know what to do with it.
To get around this, I added an attribute to my object which I was going to animate a texture on, called "frameLength", where I stored the number of the last frame in my animated sequence.
I also added an attribute called "startFrame" which is the frame I want to start my animated texture on.
Then I created an expression so it didn
Yeah. I try to make beautiful 3D women.Regarding all the stuff that has come up in the last year about women in games, and tropes in videogames etc etc unequality and all that. I wrote this over at polycount but sharing it here.Yeah. I try to make beautiful 3D women.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not sorry at all that I am in the pursuit of beauty in my work.
I'm not going to stop for anyone. I do what I do, because I enjoy it.
For years all I built was big space marines and ww2 soldiers, no one ever once told me back then I should 'diversify' and 'do something else' no one ever hassled me either it's just pretty much accepted. Pretty girls though?
Well you know what, I call BULLSHIT.
If you look at my work and all you see is a sex-doll, that's your business not mine.
I never intended any of my girls to be this way. None. If you ask me about any of them, instead of taking them at face value like so many people do, you would discover that they all have intricate back stories, and all mean a great deal to me personally due to what was going on at the time in life etc.
A Little Bit Of All - Oct/Nov/DecPhotographyA Little Bit Of All - Oct/Nov/Dec1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The time un-keeper by xiao-speck
Hex giant robot card by 1oshuart
Balloon Fish by cyber-seagull
WaP - Morning by fictograph
Living in the Clouds by DolceCaramella
Spiral Swastika by JanRobbe
Untitled by Anzishen
Sora by otakumizu4502
All That Glitters by cyndavalle
Wolf Eye by VoodooDollyArtwork
dance koi by kosharik69
Elizabeth Taylor by AlexndraMirica
AMANA² is Released!LSAMANA² is Released!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Walls by j3Concepts
Walls by neiio
Edit: Walls by ether (sorry! Forgot that this was up before neiio uploaded those)
ProjectPorkchop Vol255ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol2551 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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WOOOOT ANIME EXPO 2013!!!WOOOOT ANIME EXPO 2013!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Been organizing my prints for AX and it took up the entire living room floor. I'm glad my roommates aren't home or they wouldn't be able to get out orz
I will be at Anime Expo this July 4th -7th, 2013 at the LA Convention Center in California. You can find me in the Artist Alley at tables A24 - A25, under the name Wenqing Yan/Yuumei. I will be selling a limited 200 copies of the new Knite book, 1000 Words, and all of my posters
Come by and hang out!
My ToolsEven though I write it in 99% of my deviation descriptions, about three times a week I get comments, notes or emails asking what tools I use to create my work. Maybe this will help, but if people aren't reading the descriptions, it's difficult to believe they'll read this either. I hope this answers your questions as it's pretty detailed.My Tools2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For Most 3D modelling:
I use 3D Studio MAX from Autodesk. - http://www.autodesk.com/products/autodesk-3ds-max/overview I've been using 3D Studio since rel.2 running on DOS. long before it was "Maxxed". It's my go-to 3D application for modelling and rendering.
For complex, detailed and accurate mechanical modelling:
I'll use (usually in combination) AutoCad and Inventor from Autodesk. http://www.autodesk.com/products/autodesk-autocad/overview and http://www.autodesk.com/products/autodesk-inventor-family/overview, AutoCad is a great layout tool and you can do 3D solid modeling in it as well. I'll often do my layouts in Acad then bring
Realistic Video Game Characters by Joshua SummanaRealistic Video Game Characters by Joshua Summana2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The talented UK-based artist Joshua Summana brings video game characters to life in his realistic digital paintings.
Mega man by JoshSummana
M. Bison by JoshSummana
Lara Croft by JoshSummana
Sackboy by JoshSummana
Sub-Zero by JoshSummana
View Joshua Summana's Full Gallery
Selling cheap tutorials!Hey guys! I know school can be expensive, as well as classes. Well taking a note off what Anthony Jones has done, I've decided to put up cheap and affordable audio-commentated video tutorials for all to buy.Selling cheap tutorials!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you would like me to teach anything specifically, let me know, but for now, enjoy: https://gumroad.com/danluvisiart_1
For Paypal Users: https://danluvisi.selz.com/
Art Feature: The Digital Showcase - Vol 1Art Feature: The Digital Showcase - Vol 11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Digital Showcase
presented by the Digital Artists
If you like this art feature please this blog to help spread the word.
Dark Queen Guinevere (Advanced)by Cryptcrawler
Miss Summerby su-ke
Water Goddess regby Toru-meow
Cry of a Broken Winged Birdby Vanleith
A little story...Wanted to share this story with you guys, and future creators:A little story...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After getting out of a slump, I wanted to share this story of something I went through a few years back. Bit of a read, but thanks for sticking through it
As you know, Comic-Con is arriving and as I prepare for it, I grow more and more anticipated with anxiety/joy in regards to the re-release of Last Man Standing.
As long, challenging, and mind-opening the creation of LMS was, something really stuck with me.
Before I had created LMS, I wanted to work for WETA Workshop. To those that don't know them, they've created props, designs, sets, costumes, and more for The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, District-9, Elysium, The Hobbit and many more films.
I was obsessed and inspired with them. The creator, Richard Taylor was always a huge inspiration to me. After viewing supplements on the Extended Editions of The Lord of the Rings DVDS, I knew right there: I HAD TO WORK FOR THEM.
So I al
Membership: Win 1, get 1 free!That's right... :iconwooooplz:Membership: Win 1, get 1 free!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
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In the spirit of my great and awesome return to DA... - I would like to give away 10 PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPs. You biz-natches heard right.
10 PREMIUM MEMERBSHIPS!
Considering that this is the first time I will be doing this giveaway, I'll start with 1 MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS. This giveaway is all in the spirit of community, forgivness , & LOVE. There are just a few rules to follow... so please,
READ THE FOLLOWING RULES CLEARLY
AND DO EXACTLY AS I SAY.
... or evil goblins hungry for premium memberships will come in the night and eat them all up.
Digitally Delicious: Dec. 25thHoliday Wine Labels by AudreyBenjaminsenDigitally Delicious: Dec. 25th1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Holiday Card 2013 #2 by doingwell
Holiday card 2013 by doingwell
Let yourself free by amorphisss
Surprise - Christmas card by Linzu
Steampunk City Christmas by jjpeabody
Winter Time by MarcoBucci
The Winter is coming by uildrim
lumberjack and stork by tkaracan
Holiday Birds by Andoledius
Winter scape by LABINNAK
Hava Nagila by Katmomma
Christmas city by Gilthonniel
Copying is NOT stealing......as long as you are fair and credit the original artist!!Copying is NOT stealing...6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Every artist once was a beginner, never forget it!
And most artists started with copying: from their favorite Mangakas or artists.
I think copying is one of the best ways to learn and to get a feeling for a certain style, because you observe and you reproduce it.
I recently saw someone who copies drawings from other dA artists. Copying itself not stealing. It's not the same like downloading and re-submitting under their names. No, it's drawn by them.
But when I told that person to credit the original artist, he or she just hid my comment.
That's coward, really. There's nothing wrong about copying, but it's wrong to deny it and to claim it as your own work. Then it's plagiarism and that's stealing! And even worse: making profit with it!
I think if you want to learn by copying, do it in your sketchbooks privately. But if you want to upload it, ask the original artists before if possible and credit them and link to the orig