PE: Textured brushesThis article is an introduction to textured brushes in digital art painting. I'll cover making your own brushes as well as the use of textured brushes. You'll also find some great art and brush sets at the end of this article. This is my first time writing for projecteducate, so I hope you'll find this helpful!PE: Textured brushes2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textured brush vs. texture
First of all, what is a textured brush? And why should you bother with it when you can just slap a nice texture over your painting to make it look more interesting?
Alright, let's start at the beginning. "Textured brush" is a brush created out of a texture, so basically a texture in brush-form. Whether it's made with help of a pre-existing image (see texture above) or some wild scribbling on your tablet (like the example brush above) doesn't matter. Texture + select + define brush = texture
You ever get mad at your fandom?Well… in my case, not mad, but more… perplexed?You ever get mad at your fandom?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I normally don't post stuff like this, but I think it's actually very important. This is in regards to this post that has the original posting http://kitsuneverse.blogspot.com/2012/11/cosplaytony-harris-rants-on-female.html. (Very interesting points from the responder, kistuneverse!)
I've seen a huge backlash against Harris, but also a backlash against guys in general in the fandom. I don't think it helps anyone if we categorize fanboys as a collective. Not all guys/fanboys/geeks/nerds/casual observers are the same, and casually lumping them together seems counterproductive.
I mean, it's awesome that we're talking about this notion against the female side of the fandom, as it does exist and does needs recognition, but talking to these fanboys as if they're a singular entity is exactly what that Tony Harris dude is doing in regards to female cosplayers and the female fandom in general. If you, male or female, actually believe that he speak
Background TipsHey all! I've gotten a few people asking me about advice for drawing backgrounds. So instead of being a true gentleman and writing each person back separately, I figure it's easier to tackle this with an nice, impersonal journal post! Maybe one day I'll shoot a tutorial or something to actually demonstrate what I'm talking about, but for now a quick list will have to do.Background Tips4 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Before I start, a quick disclaimerby no means do I have "it" figured out. My opinions on backgrounds and how to tackle them are always changing. And a lot of what I think is based on the artists on whose shoulders I stand upon. Feel free to disagree with any of this.
Remember those point-and-click adventure games from the 90s? I loved those games! Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Flashback, Full Throttle, Space Quest, Hero Questadventure games blew me away by how beautiful, imaginative and expansi
Knowledge is Out There, Grasp It!EDIT 2/13/14:Knowledge is Out There, Grasp It!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Due to a few concerns that I'm overgeneralizing through my use of the word ignorant, I wanted to amend some things:
1. This journal was not written out of a pretentious attitude, in fact it's quite the opposite. I feel the need to share knowledge, and I do whenever I can. I could never be upset with those who truly do not know where to start when it comes to enriching their minds.
2. This journal is not about lording knowledge above those who do not yet possess it.
3. This journal is not about bashing someone for the barriers that can impede or prevent their desire or ability to absorb new information.
4. I do not encourage people to "just Google it," that is why resources are listed at the bottom.
5. If you would like to contribute a resource, please link it in your comments.
I’ve been hearing the phrase “I don’t know what ____ is” a lot as of late and it’s been a little irksome, and here’s why: we are currently living in
Seniority Announcements - December 2013Seniority Announcements - December 20132 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after Senior Member accolade -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out
Disney Every Month Challenge - Sleeping BeautyAlright, so for February I decided to go with Sleeping Beauty in my Disney Every Month Challenge for Disney Princess movies. When I tried to think of February Aurora was the first princess that came to mind for some reason. I guess the pink dress...not sure. But that is who I thought of first, so I decided to go with it.Disney Every Month Challenge - Sleeping Beauty2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I like Sleeping Beauty...I never got to see it when I was a child so it doesn't really have anything to do with nostalgia. The first time I watched it was actually a few years ago, I was in my 20's...lol! I remembered watching it and actually feeling kind of at awe at the artwork...with it being an old movie I guess I wasn't really expecting much as far as artwork and such, but it had a really nice feel to it...I genuinely enjoyed it. I thought the story was very sweet and charming and I loved Aurora's hair for some reason. I didn't realize then that the villain from this movie, Maleficent, would soon grow to become one of my favorites especially after p
CVs and Seniors Feature #6This is a brief presentation of the new and ex Community Volunteers, ex Staff and new Seniors Enjoy and show them the love they deserveCVs and Seniors Feature #62 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Gwendolyn12 (Manga & Anime gallery)
Main Genre: Traditional Art
4 years on dA
IaiaRose (Chats & Forums)
Main Genre: Photography
8 years on dA
Ry-Spirit (Fan Art gallery)
Main Genre: Digital Art
6 years on dA
Emerald-Depths (Photomanipulation gallery)
Main Genre: Digital Art
7 years on dA
ginkgografix (deviantART Related)
Main Genre: Varied
7 years on dA
ArtByCher (Traditional Art gallery)
Main Genre: Traditional Art
4 years on dA
Brookette (Artisan Crafts gallery)
Main Genre: Artisan Crafts
6 years on dA
CelticStrm-Stock (Stock and Resources gallery)
Let the contest begin!!!~ :D CLOSED!!Results here:Let the contest begin!!!~ :D CLOSED!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hello people from planet Earth or from wherever the heck you are from! Finally I deicide to host a contest, with many prizes for 7 lucky ones.
The theme is way easy to guess:
Draw my Original Characters
UPDATE: Deadline: December 31 (My contest won't end at November 30; you have more time)
Before i start with the rules and lets take a look to what will make you, guys and gals, to enter my contest: the prizes!
Need references?Although drawing and painting "from life" is way much more effective and efficient than drawing from photos (I'll be writting a separate journal about this soon, no worries), you simply can't have a person to model for you every time you want to create something. And there are situations when you don't exactly know how to place that bloody hand or if the foot is drawn correctly. Similiar issues can happen with architecture, perspective... with everything you draw. Then, when you look for help, you may stumble upon Stock gallery and you find awesome things. Remember about crediting the used stock directly!Need references?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
POSES AND ANATOMY
Victorian house by skipsstockCarennac 02 - Old house by HermitCrabStockold house WV by Irie-StockOld House by VacantHaze
House 005 by Lelanie-StockStock - House in the Woods by OghamMoonStrange Cone House 5 by FairieGoodMotherHouse by Tintz-stock
Female Blackbird 3311539 by StockProject1Rabbit 01 by 88-Lawstock:thumb11
Orange FeatureAll things orange! Add to favourites if you think this is prettyOrange Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Inside or Insight by ro-mi-goMindless Daze by JayDotEmm
Kicia by myevilangelSo many things left unsaid by MayaVogrinExile by NovumAuroraPrincess and Octopus by ChambSkrabber:thumb268641244:
:thumb217555429:Orange Roses by NinilovesartCreamsicle Skies by FriendFrog:flower IV by Demonoftheheavens
Drop of the sun by trigueItty Bitty II by chellowizzatentacles by chelsea-martinChoCoCupCaKe by Zayoon
:thumb292417468:Lovely Leaves by NinilovesartDon't trust anyone by StormChazzyMining is my tough world by hosagu
Portrait of an octopus by V-CantabileSundial by MaithaNeyadiShould i by rainman65Not So Little Leezard by deaus
Gerbera by kroszi1022804 by Woelkchen-chanMister Chat by CircusMonstersButterFly2 by XvisionaryX
Sketch commissions are CLOSEDI've decide to reopen sketch commissionsSketch commissions are CLOSED3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you are interested please contact me by note.
You get a traditional pencil drawing + a digitally enhanced version
Size: A4 format / 21 x 29,7 cm / 8.27 × 11.69 inches
Paper: Canson 250 g/m² --> nice and thick
PRICE: 15 (+ 8 for every additional character)
If you want the original to be shipped to you the additional fee is 2
FORM OF PAYMENT:
If you are interested in other kind of commissions here is the info: http://akreon.deviantart.com/journal/Commissions-223118326
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
YUM!Jinka, An Artbook! Get those entires in!The deadline TIME is 12 AM EST (sorry I forgot to add the timezone!)YUM!Jinka, An Artbook! Get those entires in!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
ONLY ONE MORE DAY TO GET ENTRIES IN! FINAL EXTENSION!
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 7th @ 12AM EST
YUM!Jinka Artbook Submissions: OPEN until the 7th of FEBRUARY
Size: 8.5in X 11in
Pages: TBD Roughly between 50-60 pgs
What is YUM!Jinka?
Yum!Jinka is an artbook project filled with original artwork that I would like to put together with the help of the DA community. The book will be published and available online through amazon and buying directly through me. The theme of the artbook is Food & Drink Gijinka's.
What is a gijinka?
Gijinka (擬人化) is a Japanese word meaning "humanoid", "personification", or "anthropomorphic". Basically, your taking a food or a drink and turning it into a character!
Here are a couple of examples:
dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack Add To CartdA PRO Digital Artist Backpack5 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Finally a backpack for 17" laptops,
perfectly designed with protective
Show your style or keep it all business
with our easy swap backpack design.
Ergonomically designed for comfort,
stability and weight balance great for
hiking, biking or piloting a hovercraft.
Slim & sleek! Perfect for
carrying all your digital gear
when you travel.
Fleece-lined pocket keeps
your mobile device looking
Must Have! Includes water
resistant specially designed
drawstring weather cover.
dAPRO Series bags are made
to be functional, designed
with compartments &
Concurso!! ~ (+ Premios, + Entradas)40 Entradas y contando!!Concurso!! ~ (+ Premios, + Entradas)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
La mayoría votó por una semana y dos semanas. Así que usaremos un término medio y extenderemos el plazo para el 17 de Enero , dando en total 10 días más de plazo!! [I am a dummy!]
Hay nuevas entradas!, nuevos premios!! nuevo de todo *-*
Anímense los que faltan [Love]
Más premios!! OMG! no es demasiada tentación esto?! *-*
Añadí una regla más solo para referencia. Ya sea en el meme o en la descripción del dev, por favor pónganme las fechas en las que hicieron los dibujos para poder comparar la evolución con los años *-* ¿si?
Gracias a todas las personas que decidieron unirse a la causa del antibullying aquí en DA [La la la la]. Mil gracias a todas las personas que comentaron y apoyaron esta iniciativa.
Pero en fin, a lo que vamos!
Triumph Charity Artbook -- InformationGeneral InfoTriumph Charity Artbook -- Information3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artist Season Selection
Alright guys, we have made contact with St. Judes hospital.
Now before you say anything like "but Kingdom-Carousel picked them as a charity too!" hear this.
We picked St. Judes because:
Tutorial and Inspiration MasterPostWell, some weeks ago when I posted my Journal Ten Years of Drawing, :iconSyalice: asked me in the comment what my fave tutorials were for composition and other things like that.Tutorial and Inspiration MasterPost2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I thought I was just going to do a giant tutorial masterpost.
Also, on sidenote, I GOT MY NEW TABLET, LIFE IS AWESOME. I wanted to do a giveaway with my previous one, but only five minutes after I unpacked the new tablet, my little brother just waltzed in and asked if he could take the old one. I must say, I wasn't too happy with that, because he isn't really drawing seriously and I thought there were people who would need it more, but my mother thought it was a very good idea indeed and so I had to give it to him. There goes that, then.
So, Tutorials !
General, Thoughts about Art
(features a lot of tutorials too)
Manga Studio 4 TutorialsManga Studio DebutManga Studio 4 Tutorials3 years ago in Personal More Like This
An excellent set of Manga Studio 4 tutorials, ranging from the Debut to the EX version. Brought to you by Doug Hills in conjunction with Smith Micro. Bookmark on YouTube.
This series is good because the speaker is articulate, and the actions on the screen follow commands. It is difficult to find quality tutorials that are not merely process pieces or showcasing artwork, but this set goes above and beyond -- it actually focuses on the tools of the program and illustrates how they can be applied! Enjoy, and make sure to thank him on his video pages!
Manga Studio 4 Debut
Doug Hills/Smith Micro
1. Beginner's Assistant
2. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXgNqhpbyfc
Need brushes?After references, textures and faces, the time comes for brushes. All inspirational, all useful!Need brushes?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Gimp Anim. Grass Brushes Set by LJFHutch
13 Blending and Texturing Brushes by god-headFree PS Grass Brushes 2 by s10889 Paint Splatter Brushes by Miss-deviantE:thumb335492192:
Bark brushes - Photoshop by Autlaw:thumb200310505:Velvetcat's Brush Set_2 by velvetcat
Old Paper Brushes III by lailomeielOrnamental Shapes - Brush Pack by SyaReal Media Mini Brush Set by StalcryBrushes Set 01 by Elsouille
Border Brush 3 by wantingtobreakfreeAntique Lace Brushes by Scully7491My watercolor brushes by muttiy
Lace brushes by Myruso:thumb276107668:Grunge Corner Brush Pack by midnightstouch
Especial: Creative CommonsJOURNAL ESPECIAL: nueva entrega de esta nueva sección preparada por =agosbeatle sobre Robos de Arte, ejemplos, traducciones y mucho más!, todos los Domingos.Especial: Creative Commons7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Qué es la licencia Creative Commons?
Escrito por =agosbeatle
Hoy, un tema que da que hablar. Algo que no todos conocen, y que muchos creen conocer, pero no tienen un concepto ni ejemplificación concretos. Es, ni más ni menos que la Licencia CC (Creative Commons).
Creative Commons es una organización no gubernamental sin ánimo de lucro. Aclarar esto es muy importante, ya que este grupo se maneja SÓLO con donaciones. Esto deriva del principio que ellos exponen.
Creative Commons define el abanico de posibilidades entre el dominio total -
Problemas relacionados a las Extenciones*Antes que nada, la información viene de aquí en inglés: http://support.deviantart.com/entries/131386-extension-and-programs-related-problemsProblemas relacionados a las Extenciones3 years ago in Personal More Like This
**Esta es algunas de las soluciones que me dieron para mi problema con los mensajes desaparecidos. Espero les pueden ayudar a ustedes.
Somos conscientes de que las siguientes extensiones / complementos y programas de seguridad de Internet puede causar interferencias con deviantART. Si tu tiene alguno e los siguientes problemas, le recomendamos que pruebe a desactivarlos para ver si es la causa del problema que está experimentando.
~ Se sabe que causa varios problemas, incluyendo lo siguiente:
Evita que los mensajes se eliminen de centro de mensajes
Causa que los deviants no se carguen
No es posible hacer clic en los deviants en la parte superior derecha de la galería
Falta de botones
~ Se sabe que causa serios problemas sobre todo en los di
SA Interview - SkirtzzzCongratulations to Skirtzzz for receiving seniority on December 31st, 2013!SA Interview - Skirtzzz2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What is it like to be a part of the senior hut? How do you feel receiving the Medal? How did you receive the news?
I'm honestly floored that I've been recognized here and included into the 'senior hut'. It means so much to me! I truly adore this place and have put a lot of time and love into being an active member. This community has been just incredible over the years- so to be apart of this is like getting a big warm hug, haha. When I logged in on the 31st of December 2013 with a wall of 'congrats' from folks, I was terribly confused. I can safely say I never did much research on Senior Members, and kind of assumed it was like a "Hey, you've been here a long time, good job!" Though, it's a lot more than tha
Emote TutorialsThere are a wide range of tutorials available to help with all aspects of emoticons. To help easily locate a suitable one, click one of the following links to be taken to the folder of relevant tutorialsEmote Tutorials5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Movements & Effects
Hints and Tips
Comic Story Pitching TutorialsHey deviantARTers -Comic Story Pitching Tutorials3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just as I did with my comic script writing tutorials, I thought it might be a good idea to link to my recent blog posts focused on pitching your story ideas to comic publishers.
Part 1: The Difficulty of Pitching
Part 2: Summarizing Your Ideas
Part 3: Sections of a Pitch
Part 4: Pitching Do's and Don'ts
If you found these posts helpful, feel free to let me know here (or on Twitter), share it with your friends and consider buying some of my comics to show support for me teaching you how to steal my job.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
'I want to be a better artist.'This is a sentiment I hear often on dA. It's usually followed by a question regarding how one should go ABOUT becoming a better artist.'I want to be a better artist.'4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've no doubt made journals like this in the past, but here's another one. This page was in dire need of an update, either way. : )
I could probably talk your ear off for a mile and a half about why I should be the last person you ask for creativity-boosting advice. Aaaand I have my reasons for this, but that's not really what anyone who writes me wants to hear, I think. It's just a fair warning. I'm not an accredited teacher, I was far from the most capable person at my college, I've made a metric crapton of mistakes, and I am nowhere near where I'd like to be in my own personal artistic endeavors. If that doesn't bother you, well, keep on reading!
The best way I could aid anyone interested in bettering themselves would probably be by giving you the advice that inspires me the most. Stuff I've heard from frie