Hand-paint texturing tutorialsHey guys, I keep receiving questions about old-school characters and hand-painted textures, that's why I want to keep this tutorials list up as a default.Hand-paint texturing tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Epic Bible for cg-artists for FREE (no kidding), there is a few tutorials about hand-paint textures:
Two videos with hand-painted female face:
Tyson Murphy character artist at World of Warcraft team with old-school weapons tutorial:
My Demon Chaser tutorials e-book:
New FREE ZBrush Tutorial by Michael DefeoNew FREE ZBrush Tutorial by Michael Defeo2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Check out the free ZBrush tutorial by Michael Defeo on Schoolism.com. Watch Michael use the new Curvetube brush to create Hair Details using ZBrush!
Challenge, Improvement and MotivationUpdate!Challenge, Improvement and Motivation3 months ago in Personal More Like This
There's a bunch of challenges run by yours truly over on the small but growing, honest but lovely forum permanoobs. Everyone is welcome to join and learn together! Go here! http://forums.permanoobs.org/viewforum.php?f=5
Most importantly though, check out all the awesome sketchbooks O___O http://forums.permanoobs.org/viewforum.php?f=3
Some of you might remember the old days on conceptart.org when everyone would post all the things they drew every day and kick each other's butt and give critique and get motivated over seeing how much everyone around you would be improving. For the last years, there hasn't really been a place to get that kind of motivation any more.
I made a small forum to rekindle that kind of helpful atmosphere. It's a really small community, just for posting practice work and getting critique from others. A bunch of great people are already there posting their daily stuff and kicking each other's butt. Obviously I'm there too, updat
The Basics of Comma UsageThis guide is meant to give you, as a writer, a thorough foundation in comma usage. I won't cover every use, but I will go over a majority of them, all of which are worth knowing.The Basics of Comma Usage3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As far as this tutorial's subject matter is concerned, I feel comfortable explaining about ninety percent of what follows. However, I want this to be as accurate as possible, so I've gone to other sources online to back me up (primarily to fill in the gaps of my knowledge in terminology). I've included the links to these sources immediately below as well as in the author's description. I will refer to them throughout the tutorial by their source number (Source 1, Source 2, etc). If you wish to better your grammar even further, I particularly recommend grammarbook.com (Sources 2 and 3). Note that all the examples I give in this tutorial were not taken from the sources; they are my own.
1) grammar.ccc.comnet.edu ("Conjunctions")
AdviceI get asked sometimes about how I draw and/or start drawing and practice.Advice3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Selenada has written a very good post about it, so if it's been bugging you, please check it out.
A credible alternative to Cintiq !A credible alternative to Cintiq !1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's the second in depth review I read about the new Yiynova MSP19U drawing tablet and the reactions to it appears to have been overwhelmingly positive in the illustration world so far
I have a Wacom Cintiq tablet myself. It's a truly wonderful tool but you have to cut yourself an arm to get it. They are very easily past the 2000$ range and they are monsters, totally impossible to move around comfortably.
So if you are an artist and considering to get more serious about it, you might want to look into the Yiynova.
At more or less 600$ It's basically 4 times cheaper than a Cintiq and much lighter, for performances that are more than satisfying according to many critics and roughly in the same league than Cintiqs. I didn't checked it myself but it certainly looks interesting !
All in all it's a good thing that Wacom is getting concurrents on the market. They had a 10 years complete monopoly and while their products are very dura
Episode 2 of my tutorial series is out!Episode 2 of my tutorial series is out!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Important note regarding Commercial UseIn regards to commercial enquiries. I have now added my rates for commercial usage into my stock rules information.Important note regarding Commercial Use9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please note; these are the same rates I have been using for almost 3 years.
Hopefully this will speed up the process for commercial enquiries.
Im sorry to everyone who is waiting for a reply.
I do my best to get to everyone, but it takes a while to go through them properly.
Tip of the Day: Traits of a good artist.A trait of a 'good artists' is that they keep drawing and painting long after others would have stopped. Press "Favorite" if you plan on painting or drawing today!Tip of the Day: Traits of a good artist.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
See you soon for my workshop in Sao Paulo! http://www.melies.com.br/mega-palestra/programacao.html
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Fan Art LawFan Art Law2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Fan Art Law
Mon Sep 10, 2012 by techgnotic
t seems there’s nothing quite as dear to the hearts of many of our deviants as their production of fan art, and at the same time, there is nothing so knotted with legal and ethical headaches. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the form of fan art it has also become one of the most frustratingly complicated. At some point, the sheer volume of fan art around a single property may become so large that the issue rises to another level of scrutiny by the creators of the original work.
With this dynamic in mind, we thought the following panel that Josh Wattles, our Advisor In Chief here at deviantART, and a mystery guest named Harold Smith, gave at Comic Con this year might be of immense help in understanding the ever evolving elements of fan art
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map
Describing your CharactersDescribing your CharactersDescribing your Characters2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As writers, one of our primary goals is to bring characters to life in the readers’ imaginations. To do this, a character needs two things:
1) A personality.
2) A physical appearance the reader can imagine.
The first is created through characterization, and the second is said to be done through physical description. While both statements are true, what I’d like to discuss is how physical description needs to do more than just craft appearance, and more than anything, it's characterization that contributes to vividly imagined characters.
Take a look at the following example.
1) When I entered Mr. Smith's office, he stood and smiled at me. He had a big nose, brown eyes, and short, brown hair. He wore a dark suit. I shook his hand.
What do you know about Mr. Smith from this brief scene? The physical details I’ve given say that he has a big nose, brown eyes, and short, brown hair.
800Points for Artist to share, Everyone gets it !*UPPDATE , EVENT IS FINALLY OVER*800Points for Artist to share, Everyone gets it !8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have appointed Fay-13 to distribute the points to you . Each participant will get 1 point each (800 + 668 = 1.++++ so lets just count as 1 shall we) and those who made an additional journal entry , I will be showing you guys a piece of artwork that I will be unveiling in about a weeks time . Thank you so much for your participation . As there are 600+ over people who joined this , please give Miss Fay sometime to pass you guys the point 1 by 1 , cheers !!!!
** Next point giving session will be 5000 points, AGAIN , everyone gets it ! ** Stay tuned !
Pokémon comic?I haven't played Pokémon in a while, because I've been playing a lot more Mario BUT I recently bought Super Pokémon Rumble (Pokémon Rumble Blast in NA)...I'm addicted. It's awesome. I LOVE IT.Pokémon comic?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've always wanted to make my own Pokémon fan comic. Would you guys like it if I made one? I just made the characters and I'll post them on dA soon. But I haven't figured out their personalities yet...
I don't know if these Pokémon will be trained or wild. It's a pretty interesting group of Pokémon. I wanted to use Pokémon that a lot of people don't usually think of. What do you guys think?
Oh, and these comics are supposed to be strips with the Pokémon talking to each other with maybe the occasional story arc, which will have some action.
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
Tip of the Day: Getting your foot in the door*Take note that this advice is meant for people that are completely unknown beginners that have no options and are looking to learn***Tip of the Day: Getting your foot in the door2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Comic legend Lynn Johnston (creator of "For Better or For Worse" gave me today's tip of the day. She wrote to me with some advice after listening to my audiobook "The Perfect Bait"
"I wondered if there should be a portion dedicated to people- students etc who are completely unknown, who just want to get a foot in the door.
Working for free is the answer. You might balk at this because some critics say this gives the appearance that there is NO value to skill and talent. However- consider this: Working for free gives you amazing experience. It allows you to practice on someone else's project, see your work in print, establish a reputation and learn- big time. People who won't work for free WILL pay for a course! What better learning experience is there than to work with a client- such as a library or an independent book store or a school- producing poste
Achieving the Next LevelIt feels like my art has gone to the next level. It feels really good now when I start sketching. People and buildings are getting a little easier for me, landscapes still rock so I thought I'd just take a minute to highlight how I got to this point.Achieving the Next Level1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Practice, lots and lots of it. I know that sounds a little cliche and it probably is a bit, but honestly, that's all I've been doing is practicing. I digital paint nearly every day. Sometimes I just sketch black and whites all day long just pulling what I see out of the chaos. Besides the practice, I would have to say that commissions also helped me get to this point. Sometimes I get commissioned to do things that I'm not really comfortable with so it makes me buckle down and try harder. While I hate doing things I'm not really not proficient at doing, it forces me to adapt and overcome.
So I guess the lesson is, practice doing things you love, but also go outside of your comfort zone and do art th
If you want to do art...Then DO it already!I've been asked by a lot of aspiring artists how I got into 3d and game art in general. So, I've decided to share my experience and what I've learned to hopefully give you guys some good advice.If you want to do art...Then DO it already!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, I've always been a fan of video games. I used to go to my neighbors house and play Super Mario Land and Tetris on their Gameboy then go home to play more on my SNES. As I got older, the game that really stuck to me was Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I loved everything about it, and it's what really got me to draw.
I went to a small community college in fall 2008 to start a degree in Graphic Design. In high school I went through a big phase of designing icons for Live Journal and my parents convinced me it would be the safest route for a career. By the end of the first semester, I had been with my boyfriend Cody for a few months and observed what he did in his 3D Animation major. Since I loved games, I decided it would make a more enjoyable career path. I switched majors and
What Spyro's Kingdom WasWe finally have visual of what the first game concept of what Spyro's Kingdom looked like.What Spyro's Kingdom Was2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Apparently, this game was originally going to be a MMORPG, in the Legend of Spyro-themed universe. The Portal of Power is mentioned, and we were going to have to use toys to play as our dragon characters in the game world. And just like Spyro's Universe, we customize our lairs. This game idea was proposed to Activision, but it was rejected.
Link to video of demo watched and played by deviant, bionicle2809: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vqVfeOOOsQA
Free Premium Membership Day!It's Free Premium Membership Day!Free Premium Membership Day!3 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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Project Sketch 'Em All UPDATEProject Sketch 'Em All3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok we're back, sorta. School is a terrible environment for art. And I have a lot of people who can vouch for that XD Anyway, the point is, I won't be working on it at 10 a day. Not for now, anyway. What is going to happen instead, is, I'll be drawing the remaining Pokemon first, then :IconAldenlite: will vector them. After that I'll color them all at one go, and you guys will see the complete collection. About time, I know. It's coming to the end of a school term, after which I have a week to rush up my homework, and of course, the project. Hopefully I can get it up by then.
Anyway due to the new sequence of actions, we'll actually need 3 progress bars to handle this.
Sketched: 644/725 (Reuniclus)
Vectored: 600/725 (Seismitoad)
[Star!][No Star] - 83%
Colored (And Complete): 560/725 (Serperior)
[Star!][Star!][Star!][Half Star][No Star] - 77%
Hey guys, I'm working on a new Pokemon drawing proje
Ib ver 1.05!!(NEW UPDATE)Hey,this is LauwLinIb ver 1.05!!(NEW UPDATE)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And Kouri update Ib again! [La la la la]
Download link : http://vgperson.com/games/ib.htm
Changes(source http://kynteism.blogspot.com/2013/04/ib-105-new-download-link.html ):
- Garry won’t comment on the Liars’ Room unless you actually do it.
- You can no longer save as solo Mary, since you’re locked onto an ending you can’t continue from.
- When on a second playthrough, the portraits for the save files have a + in the corner. For old saves, this - will only take effect when Ib, Garry, and Mary first join (Ib “joining” when you get an ending).
- The new dungeon is a little easier; there are more vases (one at the start, and a second in Abyssal Park… if Garry’s dead), and the croquis room has one less red guy and no stools to get in the way.
- There are pamphlets in the true exhibition explaining New Game Plus and stuff.
- The music list in the true ga
Full List of Similar GamesEDIT: I updated the list, finally. I'm so sorry for being so lazy haha, I didn't add in anyone's suggestions for ages. For now, I just added the ones I was given the most information for. If you named a game but gave me no other information, I implore you to comment again with a link, synopsis and credit! Again, I'm sorry for the wait.Full List of Similar Games2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got a few requests to include the list in a seperate journal entry, so here it is! I was also requested to include download links/info etc to the games. I'll do my best, but I haven't got time to search for all of them/play all of them, so if anyone could provide me with links, brief descriptions, or titles of new games, that would be fantastic!
For some of the games there will be a lack in information, usually either for a plot synopsis or for warnings regarding triggers, gore, violence etc. These will usually be caused by my not having played the game, so if you see one of the listed games lacking information, please feel free to provide it
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonAccording to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage. In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace.Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
Thu Feb 16, 2012, 3:00 PM
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.